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Shaming the uniform The recent attack downtown by two Beaufortbased Marines on a local gay man, Kieran Daly, was not the first such incident. Nor, it must be said, the first involving members of the military.

While there are two sides to every story and questions remain about the exact circumstances of the attack, it seems clear from the police report that Daly was at some point targeted for violence because of his sexual orientation. He joins David Bennett, who in 2006 was attacked by five soldiers from Ft. Stewart, one of whom bragged afterward, “I beat that motherf***ing faggot up.” (This incident prompted a Georgia Senate committee to approve hate crime legislation, which never made it onto the floor for a vote. Georgia remains one of only five states in the nation without a state–level hate crime law.) He joins Travis McLain, a local gay man who was beaten by someone who, while a civilian at the time, soon joined the Marines. (This incident prompted Savannah police to install an LGBT liaison officer.) By far the worst incident happened in the 1980s, when a four Army Rangers nearly stomped a man to death after supposedly being the target of his advances. They were only found guilty of simple battery, their defense of “gay panic” essentially having worked — i.e.,

the absurd notion that receiving a gay advance excuses a straight man’s act of savage violence. The recent incident with the two Marines was similar in that Daly allegedly also made advances, in this case by winking. That this is offered as an excuse for violence by anyone in this day and age seems bizarre. That two supposedly confident, well–trained Marines would be so disturbed by one gay man winking almost defies the imagination. Yet there it is. And these are the guys who are supposed to be defending our freedoms. Due to our relatively large size, our lively bar culture, and our central location to several military installations in Georgia and South Carolina, Savannah has always been a magnet for young soldiers, sailors and marines looking for a good time. But unlike most other military cities, Savannah also has a large and influential gay commu-

nity. The two diametrically different cultures often come into contact with each other, and too many times the result is what happened to Daly on June 12. While acceptance of gays and lesbians has certainly come a long way in civilian life — if not in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” world of the military — the commonality of homophobic attacks proves there is still a long way to go. I understand the point of view that says a crime is a crime no matter who the victim is, and there’s no need for new laws, just better enforcement of existing ones. But hate crimes really are worse than ordinary crimes, because they aren’t isolated or semi–random instances. Hate crimes foster an attitude of intolerance toward certain groups and lead to continued violence against those groups — which is precisely why society has an obligation and an incentive to compound their punishment. (And there is precedent for some crimes being treated differently depending on the status of the victim, i.e. crimes against children.) Let’s hope that the two Marines who attacked Daly receive a fair trial, and if found guilty receive a punishment suited to the crime. And let’s hope that society, and the military, can continue to move beyond ignorance and prejudice. A good start would be for the Georgia legislature to put a fair hate crime law on the books so we can join the rest of the nation. cs

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Why are teachers being furloughed? Editor, I am appalled that this Board of Education would rather cut employee’s wages, programs, and proposed 5–10 furlough days, rather than raise the millage rate by 3.5 percent to offset the deficit that was incurred by their mismanagement of our tax money. Did they forget that they are elected officials? The taxpayers depend on elected Board members to ensure a quality education for our children and our future, not to destroy and displace the most valuable asset to our students, teachers and support staff. When you look at all the counties around and compare them to Savannah/Chatham County public schools, our school district has

the lowest millage rate. If counties like Effingham, Bryan and Liberty, whose school districts are much smaller, have millage rates of 15 plus, and counties like Richmond, Muscogee, and Gwinnett have rates between 15–20, it astounds me that this Board is so reluctant to increase the rate. It appears they are more concerned about their political careers than our children and the employees who educate them. How can the citizens and taxpayers of Savannah/Chatham County expect the school system to produce the cream of the crop if the Board of Education only gives employees the crumbs from the table? Alfreda Goldwire President, Savannah Federation of Teachers

Another assault Editor, Another tragic beating has occurred in the historic district, leaving a 26 year old gay man unconscious and suffering from seizures and bruises to the brain. The alleged perpetrators ran away after the attack and when apprehended told police a version of the attack that did not match witness accounts. The cowards struck the victim in the back of the head as he was walking away. They were charged with a misdemeanor and released to military police, while the victim went to the hospital. Savannah has an unfortunate history of gay assaults in the historic district and, worse yet, a history of its leaders – including those in law enforcement, City

Hall, in the business community and in the military – turning a blind eye to the violence. Nothing has changed in over 30 years! We find it ironic that money is being spent to attract creative and high tech business, while a broader message is being sent that if you are educated, creative and gay, there’s a chance you will be assaulted, and that Savannah’s leaders will avert their eyes. We expect city leaders to hold the attackers accountable for their actions.

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Curious George Live!

Sand Gnats vs. Asheville

Wednesday What: Musical adaptation of

the children’s book series. When: Wed. June 23, 10 a.m., Wed. June 23, 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center Cost: $15-50 Info: 912-651-6557. http:// www.savannahcivic.com/

Free Concert in Johnson Square

What: Pianist Eddie Wilson

performs a free lunchtime concert. When: Wed. June 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri. June 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wed. June 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Johnson Square Info: savannahga.gov/arts

Book Signing: Martin Melaver What: The local sustain-

ability expert will discuss his book “Living Above the Store” and ways businesses can help the environment and the community. When: Wed. June 23, 6:30 p.m. Where: The Book Lady, 6 E. Liberty St. Cost: Free Info: http://www.thebookladybookstore.com/

Film: The Day Mars Invaded Earth (USA, 1963)

What: A low-budget sci-fi/

horror gem about an alien invasion slipped through the cracks after earning rave reviews in its initial theatrical release. When: Wed. June 23, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5 Info: http://www.sentientbean.com/

Savannah Farmers’ Market Fun Fest

What: Handmade crafts. When: Sat. June 26, 10

a.m.-2 p.m. Where: State Farmers’ Market, 701 Hwy 80 West Cost: Free

Thursday

Fiesta Latina

What: The Asheville Tour-

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ists return for another visit to take on the Gnats. When: Thu. June 24, 7 p.m., Fri. June 25, 7 p.m., Sat. June 26, 6 p.m., Sun. June 27, 6 p.m., Mon. June 28, 7 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $7-10 Info: sandgnats.com/

food, crafts, music and dance highlight 5th Annual event. When: June 26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Where: Rousakis Plaza (River Street) Cost: Free, open to public

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Theater: Liaisons Dangereuses

Marquise enlists the aid of a former lover to help get revenge against an unsuspecting damsel in this tale of conniving aristocrats. When: Thu. June 24, 8 p.m., Fri. June 25, 8 p.m., Sat. June 26, 8 p.m. Where: Indigo Arts Center, 703D Louisville Rd. , Cost: $10 (cash or check)

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Vinyl Appreciation

What: A group of local DJs

Forsyth Farmers’ Market

What: The Savannah Local

Food Collaborative hosts this weekly market featuring regionally grown, fresh food and food products. When: Sat. June 26, 9 a.m.1 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free

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of arts, crafts and specialty foods vendors. When: Sat. June 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Polk’s Market, 530 E. Liberty St.

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Wednesday Film: The Guy From Harlem (USA, 1977)

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Hands Across the Sand

What: Concerned citizens will form a human line in the sand as part of worldwide movement against offshore drilling and in favor of renewable energy. When: Sat. June 26, 12 p.m. Where: Between Center and 19th Street, Tybee Island Cost: Free and open to the public


Don’t fall for the bottled water scam We think of ourselves as shrewd and thrifty shoppers. And yet, when it comes to bottled water, North Americans are conned to the tune of $15 billion and eight billion gallons annually, paying twice for a commodity we already own. The truth is most of us in the United States can be assured that the water that flows from our taps is as clean as bottled water — and our taxes have already paid for it. Tap water may actually be cleaner. Last month, researchers found that some bottled water contains more bacteria than tap water. More than 70 percent of the popular brands tested failed to meet bacterial standards set by the United States Pharmacopeia, a non–governmental agency that sets safety standards for medications and health–care products. In comparison, tap water is usually so pure, bottled water companies can simply bottle it and sell it to you. For example, Coca Cola–owned Dasani bottled water often comes from local water utilities. Visit their website and you can follow the eight–step Dasani treatment process, but never once read which contaminants are so terrifying that the company needs to disinfect the water all over again. If it’s taste you’re after, you can spend up to $5.50 a gallon on the bottled stuff, or as low as $0.15 per gallon for tap water with a home filter. Today, the U.S. spends enormous sums of money on research and regulations to keep tap water safe. The Water Research Foundation, the world’s largest non–profit organization dedicated to drinking water studies, is bankrolled by about 900 water utilities, and spends $20 to $25 million a year on its research, which is used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and by water utilities serving roughly 80 percent of the U.S. population. The bottled water industry possesses no such research arm. Nor is it regulated as rigorously as water utilities. EPA requires public water supply testing by certified labs that must give timely violation reports. Public water systems must also offer reports to customers, noting their water’s source, evidence of contaminants and regulatory compli-

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ance. In contrast, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates bottled water, cannot require certified lab testing or violation reporting. Nor does FDA require bottled water companies to disclose where water comes from, how it is treated, or what contaminants it contains, says the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Look at the historical record and you’ll see that the government regulated water systems of the U.S. and Canada are among the best on the planet, protecting against cholera, typhoid and other water–borne epidemics that still plague the developing world. Unfortunately, the success of these utilities has made them largely invisible. It’s like mass vaccinations – when the threat of a deadly disease is eliminated, we quickly forget how we achieved public health in the first place, and then take it utterly for granted. Fifty years ago, when the American public started to worry about a clean environment, including their drinking water, they didn’t suddenly start buying bottled water. Instead they demanded action and the Clean Water Act was passed – a regulatory framework that dramatically improved drinking water standards in the 1970’s, and still does today. Still, there is an appropriate market for bottled water. Take lead contamination for example. It’s a big deal in some schools where old pipes leach toxic lead into tap water. In such cases, bottled water is an affordable substitute to keep students safe. Even mundane problems, like the inconvenience of a suddenly thirsty child, makes bottled water a better choice than a sugary drink. I’m not saying that bottled water is inherently evil, just mostly unnecessary and a waste of money. Water is not private property. It’s a commonly owned resource, that needs to be managed for the public good, which is exactly what public water utilities do extremely well. So if you want to pinch pennies in these hard economic times, why pay up to 36 times more for bottled water that may or may not be just as good as your own tap water? cs Jude Isabella is a science writer and managing editor of YES Mag, the Science Magazine for Adventurous Minds. Copyright BlueRidgePress.com.

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In the wake of longtime City Manager Michael Brown’s departure to Virginia, Rochelle Small-Toney is currently the interim City Manager of the City of Savannah

by Patrick Rodgers | patrick@connectsavannah.com

In July, Rochelle Small–Toney will celebrate her third anniversary of working with the City of Savannah. But it’s only in the last few months that she’s found herself in the spotlight. Following the departures of both City Manager Michael Brown and Assistant City Manager Chris Morrill, City Council chose her as the interim City Manager, but she’s hoping to be more than just a place holder. Small–Toney, who has spent more than two and a half decades working in city management, came to Savannah after spending many years as an Assistant City Manager in Danville, Va. and then Charlottesville, Va. While Council plans to conduct a national search before making what is

widely seen as the most important decision of their tenure – selecting the most powerful non–elected official in the city – Small–Toney is hoping to prove that she is the best candidate for the job. We met with her at City Hall to discuss her qualifications, what she sees for the future of Savannah, and how she plans to fill the big shoes left by her predecessor. In the three years you’ve been Assistant City Manager here, what project best demonstrates your leadership abilities?

Rochelle Small–Toney: One is Savannah Gardens. That was one of the first projects I got involved in, literally, maybe the first or second week I came to Savannah. It’s taken multiple agencies to bring that forward, as well as other bureaus within the City. That particular project also amplifies the priorities of City Council to remove blight from neighborhoods and then to reseed it with affordable housing as part of the poverty reduction initiative. The other part would be things I’ve had to do within the bureau to make our services more accessible to the community. We moved a department (Development Services) from the Gamble Building, where it was grossly inadequate for serving customers, out to Abercorn. In addition to that, address-

ing some of the inspection and permitting issues, having properly certified property maintenance inspectors – this is the first time in the city’s history that they are ICC certified and credentialed inspectors. There are lots of things I can point to. What do you see as the biggest challenge for you personally among the myriad duties of the City Manager position? Rochelle Small–Toney: To be able to manage the city very well in such a way where it doesn’t encompass my entire life. This is the kind of job where, if you’re not careful, it can spill over into your home life and your personal life. Now that my children are up and it’s an empty nest for the most part, I still have these issues with my husband, but


You have experience with housing and development, but do you feel you have the necessary experience when it comes to budgeting, particularly during these difficult economic times? Rochelle Smallâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Toney: Absolutely. Actually I have about 14 years of budgeting experience prior to even coming to Savannah. That was gained through 5 years as a budget analyst in the City of Wilmington, and the other 8 years in the City of Danville, Virginia, where I started out as Assistant to the City Manager for Budget and Management Analysis. Being able to now fuse my HR experience, my budgeting experience and my development experience, I think really rounds out my overall abilities and experiences to manage the City of Savannah. What do you see as the major priorities for the city looking ahead over the next ten years? Rochelle Smallâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Toney: Obviously, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the financial stability of the city, being able to ride through these periods where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a recession, being able to save money, being able to deliver good quality and efficient services. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what public service is all about. Savannah is on an important pinnacle right now. We talk about the deepening of the harbor, development on Hutchinson Island and along the riverwalk, improvements in the neighborhoods; these are all healthy signs of a very robust future for the city, but if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not careful and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that in a very strategic way with the County in particular, then our growth will continue to be a bit fragmented. We are going to grow, but I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an issue of being able to manage that growth and be able to do it in a smart way. Although thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a variety of public opinion on the tenure of Michael Brown, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no arguing that the past 15 years have been a high watermark for growth. From your experience working with him, is there anything you would have done differently? Rochelle Smallâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Toney: All managers look at some things differently, but you usually end up in the same place. If your focus is truly on delivering efficient and effective services, then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to go. No, I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say

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Rochelle Smallâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Toney: You have to be able to incentivize redevelopment in some of these areas and the city canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it alone. There has to be an infusion of city resources, but those resources would have to be leveraged into the private arena. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when the growth really starts to take off. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I expect we would do. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been very successful, as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve pointed out, in many ways, along Broughton and MLK. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still work to be done, but it has been an incentive to move things along. The plans to move the police precincts over to Waters will have impacts. Is that step one and then things fall into place, or are there other plans the city will try to use? Rochelle Smallâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Toney: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aware of the tremendous effort in terms of community involvement and discussions. The other thing is to incentivize the development, and one way to do that is to put the cash out there. You want to be able to take care of some of the issues like crime and blight to make the area attractive so that people will want to invest. In an economy like this, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little difficult to put cash out there for someone to leverage it in the private market, so while weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re waiting for the market to come back up, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still working on the community process and the blight issues. Once the police precinct is built there, it will address a lot of the crime and hanging around that really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear attractive to someone who wants to invest there. By consolidating two precincts over there, is there a risk that it will only shift the problems? That essentially it becomes a cat and mouse game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wherever we move a precinct stabilizes. If you look at Thomas Square, while the continues on p. 10

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neighborhood has improved over the last 5 or 6 years, is there a risk that once that’s not there anymore, it begins to regress? Rochelle Small–Toney: I don’t want to steal Chief Lovett’s thunder, but he and I have had discussions about not putting two precincts on Waters Avenue for that very reason. Soon you’ll hear him talk about the necessity to only have one precinct there, and then look for another place on the westside to relocate the other precinct so we disperse that, and don’t have the concentration of police services just on one side of the city. If you’re made permanent City Manager, how would you deal with the stalling of the Savannah River Landing development? Is there anything the city can do or are everyone’s hands tied waiting to see what happens with the market? Rochelle Small–Toney: We are talking with the new owners about what is going to happen there. It is a very strategic piece of property. The more we can do to help incentivize and work along with the current owners, then that’s what we’re going to do. It’s not in a wait and

I’ve prepared for this opportunity, it’s just that it happens to be Savannah, and that’s a good thing. I’m here and I know the community better and better each day. I certainly know the employees even more so because I’ve worked with many of them up and down the organization. see mode at all. It was for a little bit while the ownership went through the situation they were involved in, but now it’s in new ownership. We’re currently in partnership, but it’s their project. It’s not a city project, but with the redevelopment of West Bay–Hudson Hill and the widening of West Bay Street there’s been a lot of talk about businesses that will be displaced. Where is the line between necessary infrastructure improvements and the desires of individual community members? Rochelle Small–Toney: I think really, in that sense, that’s more of a question for GDOT and the County because the city is not involved in that. We are

following what’s going on in terms of impact on those business owners, but that’s not something the city would get involved in. We will work with the neighborhood association president for both Hudson Hill and West Savannah, and we will direct them to whatever assistance we can provide. We won’t get involved in the legal and governmental issues that are involved with that. If you aren’t given the permanent position, will that affect your relationship with Council and your willingness to continue as Assistant City Manager? Rochelle Small–Toney: It won’t affect my relationship with the City Council. I can’t speak to the future in terms of

what I would do, but there wouldn’t be any adverse feelings about that. Why are you the best candidate? Rochelle Small–Toney: I have spent about 26 years in local government management. I’ve worked in areas of HR, budgeting, and community redevelopment and development. I’ve prepared for this opportunity, it’s just that it happens to be Savannah, and that’s a good thing. I’m here and I know the community better and better each day. I certainly know the employees even more so because I’ve worked with many of them up and down the organization. It hasn’t been ten years, but it has been a journey for me. It has been a journey of not only experience but preparation. In addition, I have a certain sensitivity to the needs of communities, and a variety of communities, whether it’s poor communities, the business community, whoever it is. There’s a certain sensitivity and a certain passion that you bring to a job to really want to make a community better. cs To comment, email us at letters@connectsavannah.com


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Anywhere you went downtown, sooner or later you were bound to get a glimpse of Ron Higgins’ Savannah Movie Tours luxury coach. He drove the air–conditioned 16–seater nearly every day of the year, and on the back was the iconic image from Forrest Gump, slightly altered: The man in the white suit, perched on a bus–stop bench and looking off into the distance, was Ron Higgins himself. He loved that picture. He was very proud that he’d thought up the idea. Ideas, in fact, were Ron Higgins’ stock–in–trade. He never seemed to run out of them – and, unlike so many of us, he turned most of his ideas into reality. When he died of an apparent heart attack June 14, at the age of 45, Ron Higgins was one of Savannah’s most successful entrepreneurs. He had turned himself into a cornerstone of the city’s all–important tourism industry. Along with the movie tour, on which he pointed out the places in the historic district where dozens of movies had been filmed, he operated a restaurant tour, a ghost tour (much scarier, he liked to say, than any of his competitors’), a shopping tour and, most recently, a walking tour of downtown martini bars. But he was obsessed with filmmaking. He’d left his native Savannah to try his luck at screenwriting in California, and when that didn’t work out, he came home and started to apply for gigs – driving, hauling, security and even carpentry and set work – on movies being produced here.

He worked on Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Gift, Forces of Nature, Something to Talk About, The General’s Daughter, The Legend of Bagger Vance and, of course, Forrest Gump. In Atlanta, he was one of Denzel Washington’s assistants during the making of Training Day. On Remember the Titans, director Boaz Yachin hired the young man with the infectious enthusiasm as his personal assistant. In 1998, someone gave him a ticket for one of the Savannah trolley tours. “When I took that tour, I counted 70 movie locations,” he told me 10 years later. “The tour mentioned three.” With the dogged determination he was famous for, among his friends and family, Higgins began to look deeper into the ties between Savannah and Hollywood. The Forsyth Park fountain? Look for it in Cape Fear, The Longest Yard and The Gingerbread Man. The Roundhouse? Filling in for troop barracks in Glory. Monterey Square passed for 1865 Washington, D.C. in The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd. As the Savannah Movie Tour coach rolled through downtown, Higgins would chatter excitedly about this movie or that. As he pointed out a location – the corner pub where Julia Roberts confronted Dennis Quaid in Something to Talk About, or the old–timey barbershop in Bagger Vance – the pertinent clips would appear on the vehicle’s DVD screens.

From Day One, it was an extremely popular tour. It usually sold out. Ron was named Entrepreneur of the Year 2006: Most Unique Business by the City of Savannah’s Entrepreneur Center, Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 from Cumulus Broadcasting, and Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 from the Savannah Chamber of Commerce. I profiled “Hollywood Ron,” as he’d come to be called (although he claimed to hate the name) for a local magazine in the fall of 2008; it was the first story I had published in Savannah. I liked him immediately. “This is all amazing to me,” he’d said. “I had no experience in tourism. But I’m the kind of person that when I say I’m going to do something, I do it.” Most recently, he associate–produced the independent film I Am the Bluebird. Within hours of the news that Higgins had died unexpectedly, his Facebook page was overflowing with messages and tributes from friends, family – and people who’d only met him once or twice. That was all it ever took. Ron made an immediate, and permanent, impression. That was his gift. CS Ron Higgins was laid to rest on June 19. According to Rebecca King, VP of Operation of Savannah Movie Tours Inc., every one of Ron’s tours will continue to operate with his hand-picked staff. The reservation line is (912) 234-3440.  

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About ten minutes into the first presentation by Drew Davies, I closed the cover of my notebook and capped my pen. Earnest note–taking and my efforts to capture quotable quotes were separating me from full immersion into TEDxCreativeCoast. I had to choose between being an observer/recorder and a participant. My heart chose the latter.

A TEDxCreativeCoast hangover Three days after the first TEDxCreativeCoast gathering of “ideas worth sharing” I still have the remnants of a creativity hangover. Last Friday, from 9:15 a.m. until nearly 6:00 p.m., over 100 of us, mostly Savannahians, gathered at Meddin Studios for 18 live presentations and two video talks, ostensibly focused on the theme of “Designing Creativity.” The connectivity of “everything to everything else” has made my brain a little fuzzy on the details, and my notes are not much help. About ten minutes into the first presentation by Drew Davies, I closed the cover of my notebook and capped my pen. Earnest note–taking and my efforts to capture quotable quotes were separating me from full immersion into TEDxCreativeCoast. I had to choose between being an observer/recorder and a participant. My heart chose the latter. As a participant, my job was to be fully present, to watch and to listen, to think, to absorb the ideas, to chit chat during the breaks, to enjoy the lunch from Caf 37 and drink the sweet iced tea (yes, we were in Savannah in the summer), and to stretch creatively, mentally and even physically–presenter Michelle James led us in The Wave as a seventh–inning–stretch late in the afternoon. In no particular order, I took in ideas–some new, others renewed. Workplaces in which the goal of the organization is to focus on the employees instead of on the customers. How our

reptilian/fight–flight–or–freeze reaction, part of every human being’s brain, is controlling every single decision we make, individually or as a society. How labels trap us into narrow choices, and how connecting disconnected items (like a waffle iron and a shoe) can create new solutions (like Nike Corporation’s first shoe with a waffle sole.) How chaos is really the social Petrie dish for creative problem solving–not negative, violent chaos, but the elegant disorganization that spins and tumbles and bounces within a membrane of opportunity, adversity, need and desire. I may be remembering some of this wrong, but like I said, I still have a little bit of a hangover. My favorite presenters were Emory McGaha and Ross Marnock, filmmakers from Asheville, NC. With about three years of film experience and numerous films under their belts, what I took away from their TEDx Talk was the relevance of using film, or other nontraditional educational media, to

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transform middle and high school education, along with yet another example of “everything is connected to everything.” Like most presenters, McGaha and Marnock spoke from their own experience. Unlike most of the presenters, they rely heavily on their Moms for transportation, since they both just finished ninth grade and won’t get their drivers licenses until later this summer. (“We like to call her our driver,” said McGaha, during a breaktime conversation. “We ride in the back seat and everything.”) The film partners described how they transformed a failed film into a different definition of success. Months after abandoning a frustrating, unworkable project, the best friends continued to think and talk about it and found that in that experience of that failure was the seed of a new idea that took them in a new direction and led them to a new success. In one of their films, they needed involvement from a large number of

fellow middle school students. McGaha and Marnock persuaded their school’s administration to create a filmmaking class that could get students involved with their film and also be part of their formal curriculum. The class was so successful that it has continued at that school, even though McGaha and Marnock have moved on to high school and to other projects. (Watch their films on YouTube, search by their last names). One of the best parts of TEDx was the absence of homework. No calls to action, no rallies, no follow–up implementation teams. But I gave myself my own homework. Send out a couple of emails. Sign up for a couple of blogs. Look at one of my failures that’s been bugging me for years and see if there is a new direction buried in it. Even in my fuzzy–brained condition, I suspect that’s what the TEDx people had in mind. Veteran TEDsters and the uninitiated can experience a different kind of TEDx next Monday, and do some serious thinking about the BP oil spill. TEDxOilSpill convenes in Washington, DC at 9 a.m. June 28 to “explore new ideas for our energy future, and how we can mitigate the current crisis in the Gulf ” says their website. Savannah’s Maria Castro is attending, and one of the TEDxCreativeCoast organizers may also attend. Live stream meetups are being hosted worldwide, but at press time Savannah was still seeking a venue and an organizer for a local viewing. Get more information or sign up to be local host at www. meetup.com/TEDxOilSpill/. cs


The most elaborate lie ever just to get out of going to church

Police received a call that a 10 year old boy had been kidnapped by two men wearing ski masks in front of a church. They threw him in the back of a four door vehicle and drove off.

The young man was eventually able to escape from his abductors by kicking and biting them. He then ran to a family friend’s house nearby where his family and police were alerted. Detectives began to investigate the incident. After a thorough investigation, it was determined to be a hoax. The alleged victim admitted to investigators that he made the whole thing up because he wanted to play with his friends and not go to church. Due to the age of the alleged victim, no charges were filed.

• An officer was dispatched to a call regarding a disorderly juvenile. He spoke with her mother who said that her daughter was sitting in the park and refusing to come home. The officer went and spoke with the girl, who refused to make eye contact. She also began spontaneously laughing several times while officer explained the safety issues she was causing. Finally, she agreed to go home. As the officer was walking back to his vehicle, he saw the girl break away from her mom and start running toward a nearby gas station. He got out of his car and told the girl not to run. She turned north, cut down a lane and then jumped a fence into an adjacent backyard. The officer followed her into a yard with a chained up dog that began barking and trying to get free. The officer grabbed her and attempted to restrain her, at which time she began to bite him and kick at his legs. Her mother showed up and told her to stop fighting back. The officer tried to handcuff her and back up was called. They got her into the rear of a patrol car, and she told them that she had taken a bunch of pills, but would not say what they were. She then began trying to kick out one of the rear windows. EMS arrived

and restrained her before transporting her to the hospital for psychological evaluation. She was treated by medical staff and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The hospital assumed responsibility for her. • A woman was visiting a friend downtown. When she was leaving, she bent over to pet her friend’s dog and the dog bit her in the forehead. She was treated at the hospital for her injuries. An officer called the pet owner, who confirmed the incident. • Officers were dispatched to the scene of a reported fight. While responding to the call, an officer saw a vehicle matching the description of one of the suspects’ vehicles. He made a u–turn and began to follow the vehicle. As he got closer, the vehicle sped up and attempted to lose the patrol vehicle. As the vehicle turned, the officer observed that the passenger door was partially open. When the officer stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, he asked her whether there

was anyone else in the vehicle. She said there was not, and that she was trying to get to the interstate. The officer asked again, and she repeated that no one had been in the car with her. Officers canvassed the area, looking for the other possible suspect. A resident told officers that upon coming home from work he’d found someone hiding in his backyard. The man yelled at the person to get out of his yard. The suspect made several comments about being in a fight with someone at work. The resident told officers he was unsure which way the man had run. The driver was transported to the precinct to speak with detectives. cs

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I recently read an article about a Navy SEAL sniper. The author lists possible variables that go into determining a shot, one of which is the rotation of the earth. How exactly does this affect a bullet in flight? —Jason, Sacramento The article I’m guessing you saw, entitled “The Way of the Sniper,” appeared in Men’s Journal, November 30, 2009. Written by Rick Telander, it tells the story of navy sniper Scott Tyler. Telander writes: “Each rifle a sniper uses has unique characteristics that are compounded by the ammunition and many, many exterior factors. There is wind. There is humidity. There is the spin of the Earth. There is even the fact that as a rifle is fired, its barrel heats up, the metal contracts, and the bullets are propelled faster.” Reading this, your columnist didn’t doubt the rotation of the earth affects a bullet in flight. That’s because of the Coriolis effect: any object moving horizontally on or near the earth’s surface is deflected slightly off course due to the spinning of the planet beneath it. The Coriolis effect has a big effect on phenomena like hurricanes and other weather systems, a small effect on small objects. But if the small object is a precisely aimed rifle bullet, and that bullet travels far enough, it’s not something you can completely ignore. The question was: how did a shooter account for the Coriolis effect when aiming? Your wind, your humidity, and for that matter your temperature and barometric pressure—these are all dynamic conditions that a marksman will want to factor in. However, it’s hard to imagine a sniper on the field of battle drawing a bead and thinking: Damn, I better get the latest data on the rotation of the earth. Una agreed this was unlikely and began inquiring about what shooters actually did. She couldn’t reach Telander or a military sniper but did talk things

over with a couple of hard-core shooters at her local rifle range and online. Based on that plus her own calculations she determined as follows: 1. Range is critical. At 100 yards, typical of what a police sharpshooter might encounter, most environmental factors, including the Coriolis effect, are negligible. But military snipers generally are much farther away, typically 400 yards and up—the current world record for a confirmed kill in combat is 2,430 meters, or roughly 1.5 miles. 2. At 1,000 yards the Coriolis deflection is small but not necessarily trivial. Una computed that at the latitude of Sacramento, a bullet traveling 1,000 yards would be deflected about three inches to the right. In addition, because gravity pulls the bullet down as it flies, you’d have to aim higher or lower depending on the degree to which you were facing east or west. If you were firing due east, you’d have to aim six inches lower, since the earth is rotating toward you, meaning your target would be slightly closer by the time the bullet arrived. If you were firing due west, you’d have to aim six inches higher. 3. Amateur long-range shooters can improve their aim using laser rangefinders and scopes with bullet-drop compensators; they’ll also consult “cheat sheets” of bullet and rifle performance and their own log of prior results, called a DOPE (“data on personal equipment”) book. Military snipers may not always have access to such stuff in combat. But let’s take it as given that, one way or another, you can adjust for environmental factors in the field. 4. Horizontal deflection caused by the Coriolis effect is more esoteric but in theory easy to adjust for, since it’s a function of your distance from the equator. When possible, any shooter, whether professional or amateur, makes a few test shots on arriving at a new location and tweaks his or her sights accordingly. Mostly this is to correct for maladjustments due to jostling in transit and such, but it also compensates for the Coriolis effect. 5. As we’ve seen, vertical deflection depends on, and can vary considerably according to, what direction you’re shooting. Nonetheless, none of the amateur shooters we heard from worried much about it, and my guess is military snipers don’t either. More important things can go wrong, and besides, assuming your target is standing, what’s a couple inches up or down? cs By cecil adams Send questions to Cecil at straightdope.com


New York state school officials had promised to crack down on soft test-grading to end the near-automatic grade-advancement by students unprepared for promotion. However, a June New York Post report found that the problem lingers under the current grading guideline called “holistic rubrics.” Among examples cited by the Post (from a 4th-grade math test): How many inches long is a “2-foot-long skateboard”? (Answer: 24; “half-credit” answer: 48). Also, if you have 35 book boxes, and each contains 10 books, how many books are there? (Answer: 350; “half-credit” answer: 150).

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his smokes, and his fisherman father, noting Ardi’s generous girth, says the kid looks fine to him. (Unfortunately for the parents, Ardi prefers only a certain high-end brand, which costs the equivalent of about $2.75 a pack.) • Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported in May that Qantas Airways has acknowledged re-using plastic knives and forks from its in-flight meals as many as 30 times before discarding them. One supplier who visited Qantas’ Q Catering center in the Sydney suburb of Mascot was told that the Qantas cutlery’s plastic is “more robust” than ordinary plastic utensils and is completely safe (after special cleaning). • It took until spring 2010 (eight years after the invasion of Afghanistan) for the U.S. Army to realize that enemy fighters in that vast, mountainous country were difficult to shoot at because they are often so far away. The Associated Press reported in May that the Army is only now reconsidering its reliance on standard M-4 rifles (whose effective range is under 1,000 feet), in favor of M-110 sniper rifles (effective at more than 2,500 feet). (Shorter-range rifles work well in Iraq, since the fighting is closer-in.)

• According to a May report by Seattle’s KOMO-TV, former Oregon National Guardsman Gary Pfleider II is awaiting the results of his latest appeal to end the garnishment of his disability checks to cover $3,175 for gear he supposedly “lost” when he was shot in Iraq. Pfleider was hit in the leg by a sniper in 2007, bled profusely and was evacuated (and is awaiting his ninth surgery on the leg), but the Oregon Guard apparently believes that, despite the trauma, Pfleider somehow should have paused Unclear on the Concept to inventory the equipment he was Psychologists generally discount that carrying and to make arrangements for children at age 6 can form a specific its safekeeping during his imminent intention to “sexually” molest anyone hospitalization. (as opposed to roughing someone up • To ease the crowds entering the or being obnoxious), but the princiTexas Capitol building in Austin, ofpal of Downey Elementary School in ficials recently opened an “express” line, Brockton, Mass., nonetheless suspended bypassing most security precautions, a first-grade boy in 2006 for “sexual for selected visitors and personnel. harassment.” The boy admitted putting Obviously, members of the legislature two fingers inside a girl’s waistband, but use the express line, along with Capitol his parents sued, livid that a “sexual” employees presenting ID. A third catmotive had been assumed. In Februegory of favored visitors: anyone with a ary 2010, Brockton’s daily Enterprise Texas concealed-weapons carry permit. reported that the school would pay The Houston Chronicle reported in the boy a $160,000 settlement for the June that the lobbyists frustrated with principal’s overzealousness. the long security lines have been applying for concealed-weapons The Year of the Blind! permits even if they expect (1) In Urfa, Turkey, in April, never to touch a firearm. pop singer Metin Senturk set You’ll be • Though he reportedly hacks the world speed record for an missed Ron more frequently lately, 2-yearunassisted blind driver (in a old Ardi Rizal of Banyuasin, Ferrari F430, at about 175 Indonesia, continues to mph), an experience he called smoke two packs of cigarettes “like a dance with death.” (2) a day, according to a May In March in Watertown, Mass., dispatch in London’s Daily Mail two blind teenage fencers from and other news reports. Local local schools for the blind squared officials offered Ardi’s parents a off in what was believed to be the new car if they convinced him to first such match ever. (3) The Edquit, but the mother warned that inburgh (Scotland) Arts Festival her son throws massive, headannounced in June that it would banging tantrums if deprived of

display, beginning in August, an exhibit of images taken by the blind photographer Rosita McKenzie, 56.

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• The New Living Expo in San Francisco in May showcased such “healthy-living” breakthroughs as a $1,200 machine promising to suck toxins out of your body; a $249 silver amulet to protect you from “deadly” cell phone radiation; and a $15,000 Turbo Sonic if your red blood cells need to be “de-clumped.” A Canadian study at the same time found that 97 percent of people who admitted buying “anti-aging” products did not think they would work but nevertheless confessed their need to hope like those who “hope” the viper-venom-derived $525 Euoko Y-30 Intense Lift Concentrate will prolong their lives. • Recurring Theme: Once again, the larger question in a “swindling psychic” case is not how Portland, Ore., “psychic” Cathy Stevens managed to separate Mr. Drakar Druella, 42, from his $150,000 (which she needed, to cure Druella’s “negative energy”). The larger question is how did a man so totally lacking in street smarts manage to amass $150,000 to begin with. Explained Druella, “(Stevens) could cry (at) will. (She) becomes what you want and need her to be.”

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At her arraignment in Missoula, Mont., in April, Jackiya Ford, 37, refused to enter a plea to various fraud charges because, she explained, “Montana” is not a legal entity. According to the prosecutor, after Ford was shown a house for sale by a local agent, she tried to cut out the middleman by filing an ownership claim to it and all the land within 20 miles of it (although she generously offered to sell it to the current residents, aka the legal owners, for $900,000, but only in “silver or gold”). Armed with her (fraudulent) ownership document, she broke into the home and posted a no-trespassing sign (the only visitors allowed: people authorized by “our Lord and Savior Yahushua”). (As if she weren’t busy enough, she also disclosed that she is pregnant.) cs

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It’s a Savannah celebration at the fab Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, with stylish vocalist Gina Rene – a local musical jewel since the early ‘90s – fronting a band that includes Kirk Lee on trumpet and flugelhorn, Eric Jones on piano, drummer Billy Hoffman and bassist Peter Berquist. Listen & learn: www.thejazzcorner.com. At 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26 at the Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head.

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It’s always a treat when our finest local singer/songwriter makes a live appearance here (he’s on the road a lot, and spends half of his time working in New York City, and is also in the early stages of recording his second CD). This night, Dare – a winner in our recent “Best of Savannah” readers’ poll – will share the stage with Savannah’s own General Oglethorpe & the Panhandlers (love that name) and Julia Haltigan, a New York singer/songwriter who covered “Boots of Spanish Leather” on the tribute album Listen to Bob Dylan. Listen & learn: www. daredukes.com, www.juliahaltigan. com, www.myspace.com/generaloandthepanhandlers. At 7 p.m. Sunday, June 27 at the Sentient Bean. 13 E. Park St.

Fiesta Latina 2010 Who needs Cinco de Mayo when the City of Savannah and the Latin American Services Organization are throwing this sizzling hot – and completely free – bash on River Street? Hot, as in this late–June weather, and hot as in a half–dozen fiery performers and food vendors selling all manner of spicy victuals from the Caribbean, Cuba, Central and South America and beyond? This is the fifth annual Fiesta Latina. Among the entertainers: Impacto Latino (13 members, with horns, vocalists and a full compliment of percussion including congas, guiros, bongos, claves and maracas, from Florida); Los Mentirosos, a 10–man norteno (Mexican country) band from North Carolina; Pruera ADN, a three–member Latin rock band from Atlanta. Then there’s Miami–based Local 34 (seen in the photo), featuring Aneudy Lara, originally from the

Dominican Republic. Lara co–stars on the Telemundo soap opera Mas Sabe el Diablo (The Devil Knows Best), as the fast–talking street hood Marcos “El Mocho” Llacome. El Mocho, Lara says, “is a jolly good fellow and a joker. A criminal on the street, but not ruthless. He is one of those you see in the slums of the United States and Latin America that steals and does evil, but has a good heart.” Lara is the singer and keyboard player for Local 34, a high–energy quartet blending rock, salsa, meringue, reggae, hip hop and bachata. Listen & learn: www.myspace.com/local34music. 11a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at Rousakis Plaza, River Street. Free.

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That’s Kenneth Nixon, the lead singer for Nashville rock band Framing Hanley by Bill DeYoung | bill@connectsavannah.com

First, the name. Framing Hanley was originally called Embers Fade. They changed the moniker in 2006 to honor Ashley Hanley, the drummer’s girlfriend, who’d passed away. Ashley had been the band’s official photographer – she framed them. An anthemic hard rock quintet from the unlikely environs of Nashville, Tennessee (not so unlikely, perhaps – Kings of Leon came from there), Framing Hanley specializes in those big,

heavy post–grunge ballads and boomy guitar–heavy anthems in the manner of Creed, Incubus, Evanescence and 3 Doors Down. In fact it was Creed bassist Brett Hestla who responded favorably to the band’s demos, got them a record deal and produced The Moment, the first Framing Hanley album, which produced a monster track in “Hear Me Now.” Shortly after the album’s release,

Framing Hanley cut a guitar–heavy cover of rapper Lil’ Wayne’s libidinous “Lollipop,” which became one of the most–downloaded songs of 2009. Just out is The Promise and the Burn, the band’s post–“Lollipop” album, which lead singer Nixon (his first name is Kenneth, but he prefers not to use it) believes is an improvement – sonically and lyrically – over its predecessor. Framing Hanley performs Monday, June 28 at Live Wire Music Hall.

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Nixon: We’re living our dream, going out and playing our music for people, whether it be one person a night or 1,000 people. If there’s people 100 or 1,000 miles away from our hometown, and they know our songs, that means the world to me. With this record, we were just writing about that experience. We’re just having the common sense to “live life to the fullest, while you can.” On the album, you literally go from “The Promise” to “The Burn.” It sounds like maturity catching up to you – like a reality–slap in the face. Nixon: Yeah, the past three years opened our eyes to a lot of things. That was exactly what it was, reality smacking you in the face: You can make it better than you imagined it could be, just using the hand you’re dealt. Because the reality is, we’ve got it better than a lot of people, being able to do what we love to do as a career. And it could be over tomorrow. Bands come and go nowadays in this industry; it’s very hard for new bands to stick around. We want to have a good time, and just let the people that are responsible for us being here know that we’re always thankful to them. In the past, you’ve described yourself flippantly as a bunch of jerks having fun on the road, or something like that. Has that changed? Do you find yourself taking things more seriously now? Nixon: I don’t know, I wouldn’t say that we take it any more serious now than we did before. We’re still a bunch of idiots. We just want to keep having a good time, and I think with this record the overall feeling is a lot more upbeat than the first one. The best way to describe it it’s our band with no chains on it any more. We all started playing music in garages with cheap amps. So now that you’re doing what you want to do, is it kind of what you thought it would be? Nixon: The hardest part is definitely being on the road. That’s my favorite part, being on tour and getting to meet new people every night. But the reality is, when you’re on tour people get sick at home. People grow older. It’s not like things just pause back home for you. That’s the hardest part to get used to – for a band to survive nowadays, you have to be on the road 10 months out of the year. So you’re always gone.

The work never ends. I think the perception is that anybody that’s got a song on the radio, or a music video, is doing awesome. I get asked every night if somebody can have my hat, and I’m like “If I gave you this hat, I wouldn’t have a hat any more. This is my only hat.” And we’re never going to complain about downloading. Because if people are spending their time in an effort to find our music to download it, even if it’s illegal or whatever, they’re a fan of our music, so so be it. Do you ever think “Lollipop” will become an albatross around your neck? When you’re 50, you’re going to be doing that damn song every night. Nixon: It’s definitely a double–edged sword. There’s no denying what it did for our band. At that point, we didn’t know what was going on with our first record, and they asked us to record it, and it saved us as a band. It put us right back out on the road, and before that no one really knew who we were. So I’m never going to be ungrateful for that. The reality is, do you think Marilyn Manson doesn’t go out and play “Sweet Dreams” every night? That was his first huge single, but how many Manson songs has he had since then that were huge? I’m not comparing us to him, because that guy’s alone in his own category of performance. The guy’s amazing. But the reality is, that was his breakthrough song. Or “Faith” by Limp Bizkit. There’s a handful of songs that, to this day those bands have to perform. When we were writing The Promise and The Burn, the whole time in the back of my head I was, like, I want people to hear this record and be like “Really? That’s the band that did ‘Lollipop’?” I want them to remember our stuff before they remember that we covered “Lollipop.” The reality is, there’s probably thousands of strip clubs around this country where dancers are dancing to our version of “Lollipop,” and you could walk in there and not one of them would know who we are. CS Framing Hanley With the Veer Union, Against the Wall, Transmit Where: Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. When: At 8 p.m. Monday, June 28 Tickets: $10 advance, $12 day of show Online: livewiremusichall.com Artist’s website: framinghanley.net

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“We’ve been lucky that we’ve been able to live out a lot of the positive, fun, awesome things about being rockstars for this long without having to deal with any of the negative shit,” says lead singer Keith Kozel. “We got to do a lot of the cool stuff. We got to meet cool people. We had a lot of fun.” After 19 years of ups and downs, including years of rigorous touring around the country, going through drummers “like Spinal Tap,” and most recently, re–establishing a tradition of playing an over–the–top, mind–blowing show every Halloween, GAM is either the most–least–known, or the least–most–known band in Savannah. But a vague, seemingly counter–intuitive description is probably the only way to sum up a group that has always defied easy categorization.

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GAM (l-r): Josh Safer, Kevin Rose, Keith Kozel, Ronny Kersey and Ricardo Ochoa

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GAM was founded in Savannah on Easter 1991 with the original members, Kozel, guitarist Kevin Rose and bass player Ronny Kersey planning a rock opera about an alternate universe where a hero raised by insectoid priests goes on a journey of self–discovery to find he has been exploited by the society that raised him. “No one had done a rock opera in like 10 years,” says Rose. “Everybody does it now,” Kozel interjects. As strange a beginning as it was, originating from a sci–fi rock opera influenced two of the most key elements of the group: 1) Put on an intense, theatrical live show with no pauses between songs, and 2) have fun. “It’s meant to be fun,” Rose says. “When we wrote the rock opera, we would record it on cassette and listen back at the end of the night, and if we laughed at the new section, we knew we triggered something.” Having mastered the original piece of music, the band began adding more songs, further dissecting their live sets, and searching for a drummer who could survive more than a few days. “They kept exploding,” Kersey says. “We even got to the point where we tried it with two bass players and a drum machine one time,” says Kozel.

A Maytag repair man, a hippie with a stalker, a machine — none could handle the job. But once they found someone who could, the band took off, and through the latter half of the ’90s, GAM was touring heavily across the country and building a devoted fanbase. “We were at a point in our career where we were actually starting to fill up clubs in New York, getting noticed in Chicago and big cities,” Kozel says. The live show grew ever crazier, which lead to more pyrotechnics, elaborate costume changes and odd props — illustrated by members’ anecdotes about setting fires on sidewalks in Syracuse, Kozel setting his chest on fire in Detroit, and being banned from a club in Athens after accidentally smacking the owner in the head with a flaming skull. It also got them attention from labels, but nothing ever quite seemed to work out. “We weren’t easily packaged,” Rose says. “There were a lot of bands that existed on the road to this day that do great on the road, but they don’t have record sales and labels that understand how to package them.” “Label guys would come to our show and be like ‘we can’t get you a deal, we just like you,’” says Kozel. The momentum that had been building for years finally came to a screeching halt around the turn of the millennium when GAM’s drummer had to leave the band after he and his wife moved back to their hometown. “It was just the straw that broke the camel’s back,” says Kozel. “Suddenly it was like, really, we have to start again?” The group decided it was time to take a break.

The rebirth “I guess we’re not doing that song in 19/8,” says Rose, as the band sits around after a rehearsal for their upcoming show, referring to a preposterously complex time signature for a song. “We always had to have a drummer because a drum machine would never suffice,” Kersey says. “We could never divide by 19,” jokes Rose. continues on p. 22

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After taking several years off from GAM and playing in other bands, it was GAM’s second bass player, local music scene staple Mike Walker — who joined the group after Kersey took a sabbatical and who helped write a sizeable portion of GAM’s newer material — who inspired them to get back on stage for a Halloween show at the Jinx several years ago. GAM’s new lineup was solidified by the additions of drummer Josh Safer and keyboard player Ricardo Ochoa (often better known locally for his classical violin than his psychedelic roots), both of whom were playing with Walker in a prog–heavy instrumental group called Blackwurm at the time. With an intermission that included bikini–clad girls wrestling in fake blood, it seemed that GAM had finally found its stride again, and their annual Halloween show became a renewed tradition. “We used to do two shows a year in Savannah,” says Rose. “We used to do a show in the summer and one on Halloween, and then we toured in between.” A room full of costumed revelers mesmerized by the intricate, breathless musical performance seems to be much of what the band hoped for from the beginning. “We’re all in this together and we’re all having a blast,” says Rose. “Let’s all throw down together and be the catalyst for everyone to get crazy and have a good time.” “It’s an escape, for us and them,” says Kersey. But while the lights, costumes and allusions to mythological rites are a sight to behold, it is the music — blending prog, punk and glam rock influences – that matters most to the performers. “It was a lot of great times, but it’s been about the music as much as it’s been about the theatrics,” says Rose. “If the music wouldn’t stand up on its own without the theatrics, we wouldn’t even be doing this,” adds Kozel.

Origin of the name In case you’re wondering where the name GAM actually came from, it’s a reference to a Japanese live action, sci-fi television show from the 1970s called The Space Giants, which featured a family of humanoid robots — Goldar, Silvar and their son GAM. The show was similar to programs like Ultraman: people in rubber monster suits fighting amidst small scale

city sets. There’ve been several newer artists calling themselves GAM recently as well, including a Japanese girl pop duo (who took over the Wikipedia page listing for GAM) and a European DJ.

The legacy Next year will mark the band’s 20th anniversary, and although there are rumors each year that the next show might be their last, the rumors have so far all proven false. “We’re having fun and we’re friends. When it’s not fun then that’s probably the time to stop,” says Rose. This week will be the first time in over a decade that GAM has played a summer show. The decision was spurred largely by demand from friends and fans who have hung on through the years despite the band’s relatively low profile. “It’s something special,” says Safer, “being in a packed club and looking out and you see all these people that you know, and thinking, these people have seen this band God knows how many times and they’re singing lyrics. That’s a unique situation... These people remember.” As Savannah’s music scene continues to gain notoriety on a national stage, following the success of acts like Kylesa and Baroness, among others, GAM is proud to have created a legacy as one of the city’s truly iconic homegrown experiences. “There are people that are like, ‘if you go to Savannah and get a chance to see GAM, do that.’ There are people that come to Halloween from out of town just to see GAM. There are people that are coming in June to see us. That’s kind of a nice thing,” says Kozel. That legacy extends further into the 21st century than many of the band’s members even realize sometimes. After going to Atlanta a few months ago to see the Butthole Surfers, a band that once opened for GAM in the ’90s, Kozel emailed bass player Jeff Pinkus to say he’d enjoyed the show. The first line of the reply email was “GAM is on my iPod.” cs GAM When: June 26, 10 p.m. Where: The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. Cost: TBA Info: www.thejinx.net


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When the thermometer starts flirting with 100 degrees this early in the season, it’s time to load the beer fridge with plenty of refreshing, crisp brews to help ease our sticky journey through summer. Magic Hat Brewing Co. rides into town on a white horse with a new seasonal 12–pack aptly dubbed Summer Scene. Fans will find favorites like the apricot–laced #9 – an innocuous but refreshing fruit beer – and last summer’s hit beer, Wacko. A beer made with beet juice a hit? Apparently it’s not just Vermonters who found Wacko to their taste. It pours with the expected deep burgundy color and then powers its way into your taste buds with a substantial malt backbone and plenty of tartness. Refreshing – and not the least bit beet–like. New members of this season’s half–case seem like the timid twins of the previous two brews. Odd Notion this summer is a slightly spicy wild ginger ale, boasting a Belgian yeast backing. I was impressed by this brew – and stunned that it’s Belgian roots still shone through a ginger–based foundation. The ginger comes on string at first but yields to yeastiness I associate with Belgians. It lingers on the finish, which made ti perfect with my juicy, grilled burgers. IPA on Tour reaches back into Magic Hat’s brewer’s archives to bring back Blind Faith, an English styled IPA that may just help convert your friends who drink yellow, fizzy beers into craft beer zealots. As a self–defined hop head, I found the hoppy bitterness to be very mild – another reason your low–down, bad–taste friends may ditch their screw caps brews for something with character. It’s crisp, bright and refreshing – with a highly manageable

5.6 percent ABV. The 12–pack holds a trio of each variety and should be around until early fall. It’s a fun collection of beers to carry along to a party – or enjoy sampling by the pool. Boom Shakalager Terrapin Beer Co. brewmaster Spike has lets lose his 11th side project, a 22 oz. Imperial Lager that has one foot in the old country and another firmly rooted in new American craft beer tradition. Boasting four hops varieties and a quartet of classic malts – all from Germany – Boom Shakalager defies a fixed label. Instead, it stands on boldness, a brain smooshing 9 percent ABV and enough flavor for six beers. Spike trikes beautiful balance – Boom Shakalager is at once sweet, yet bitter, rich but refreshing. By his own definition, the brewer sought to craft a beer that didn’t fit into a category, but challenged, then won, the beer drinker’s heart. Brand Watch Watch for new beers in the coming weeks from brewers like 21st Amendment, Tupper’s and Mad River Brewing Co. Among seasonal or special project labels just landing on shelves: Dogfish Head Sah’tea, Weyerbacher 15th Anniversary and Verboten and Heavy Seas Smoke on the Water, a complex porter with a subtle smoky flavor that comes from smoked malt. Let’s hope it’s as memorable as Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar riff from Deep Purple’s 1972 hit of the same name. cs

If I had a hammer...

It had better be a “hog hammer” from The Distillery’s new menu. As if being the city’s pioneering craft beer bar wasn’t enough, this new menu highlights quirky little bites the bar has become famous for – and added another that should propel pork lovin’ diners into the stratosphere. Hog hammers are individual ribs neatly rimmed of excess fat, Frenched on one end to provide a neat handle and tender to the bone. A variety of dipping sauces are offered – but I’ve come to like my hammers straight up. An appetizer portion is plenty (three hammers) but heartier diners may opt for the four–hammer basket with choice of fries and slaw. Regulars tell me the new fish taco is awesome – next time.

Hollywood woulda loved a hammer

Local and visiting foodies have an empty spot in their hearts with the passing of Ron Higgins, whose Foody Tour broke new ground when it launched. Higgins had already established himself as a force in the hospitality industry with his popular movie and ghost tours, and his foody, martini and shopping tours gave local businesses a shot in the arm. I would expect nothing less from a man whose perpetual smile, sincere bear hugs and sense of wonder always made my day. Bon appetit my friend, until we eat again.

Cooking with beer

The Magic Hat Brewing Co. folks (see my other column) have assembled a cool collection of inventive summer recipes built around beer. From main courses on the grill to dips and desserts, the recipe collection has something for everyone – and includes a shopping list for each recipe. Find the concoctions online at www.magichat.net/summerscene/recipes/ dinnermenu. cs

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getting there. Based on the 1782 novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) concerns members of the pre–Revolution French aristocracy, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont. They’re both self–obsessed, devious and power– mad, and for them, sex is a weapon of domination and machination. Merteuil and Valmont use people as pawns in their sinister games.

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“It’s so appropriate for this time we’re living in now,” says Indigo director Jacqueline Gordon. “It’s really a play about obsession, possession and decadence. And now, even with our economy the way it is, people are still wanting possessions and not really learning the lesson of not ‘wanting things’ so much.” Gordon believes there are parallels for everyone in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. “That’s a lot of what we see in young

people today, this very self–centered selfishness,” she says. “And adults too, not really thinking about others in the world. And how what we do affects everybody else.” This story gives new meaning to the word “screwed.” The dialogue is a bit florid – it does take place in 18th Century France, after all – but there’s no mistaking what the central characters are after. “With this language, it’s the job of the actors to provide us with the intention,” Gordon explains. “And so if the actors are doing a really great job, then even a young audience will get it. They’ll get the themes of love, sacrifice and manipulation that they’ve all felt at some point in their life. The rich language will just take them on their journey, and further their knowledge that way.” David Bonham, a SCAD junior, stars as Valmont, with Ellie Pyle, who’s the performing arts director for the City of Savannah, as Merteuil. These two snarky scoundrels were played by John Malkovich and Glenn Close in the 1988 film version, Dangerous Liaisons. Corinna Rezzelle plays the virtuous (and therefore targeted) Madame de Tourvel; Madeline O’Hara is sweet Cecile de Volanges. Le Chevalier Danceny, a music teacher who gets caught unwitcontinues on p. 34

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The names of the 20 finalists for the National Book Awards have been announced at small venues around the country before — like City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, for example. But the news last week that our own Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home on Charlton Street would host the big literary event this October is doubly important for the venue. “It’s a huge honor for us as a small museum house in a relatively small city to get to host something of such national significance,” says Bill Dawers, president of the O’Connor Home board. The O’Connor Childhood Home was selected from more than 75 suggestions from readers of the National Book Foundation’s monthly newsletter. While O’Connor did the vast bulk of her writing at the family farm, Andalusia, in Milledgeville, Ga., she did grow up at the house on Lafayette Square, and the neighborhood — dominated by the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, which she attended — made an indelible mark on her future work. The National Book Awards coup is all the more remarkable given the fact that the O’Connor Home has, in a sense, only recently come into its own. “It’s an amazing story, about these visionary Armstrong professors buying the house in 1989 and keeping the parlor level open on weekends using nothing but volunteers and keeping the mortgage paid,” muses Dawers. After a recent renovation, the O’Connor Home hired their first paid employee a year and half ago and are able to stay open to the public six days a week. “Our numbers are way, way up even from last year,” says Dawers. Of course, hosting the announcement will be a logistical challenge. “Our parlor in the best case can only hold a few dozen people. By the time you’ve got officials from the National Book Foundation and invited guests and local dignitaries in there, suddenly it’s looking pretty full,” he laughs. Other potential plans for the event include a reception afterward at a yet–to–be–named neighborhood locale and the possible visit by one or more of O’Connor’s surviving first cousins.

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Dawers says not only is the finalists announcement of huge importance for the O’Connor Home, the event will also show that “this is yet another validation that she is one of the most important writers of the 20th century.” While hardly a household name, O’Connor remains an enormous influence on writers the world over, who frequently cite her sardonic humor and grasp of the complexities of human nature. Her influence is all the more remarkable given her short career. “She only published a few dozen stories and two novels, she died at age 39, she wrote in a very isolated place,” says Dawers. “She was never a sensation during her life. William Faulkner won a Nobel Prize for literature during his lifetime. Eudora Welty was still writing into old age. Unless people are inveterate readers or interested in writing – all writers know O’Connor’s work – it isn’t like she’s routinely talked about.” Besides its national impact, the announcement will also serve to expose the life and work of Flannery O’Connor to her fellow Savannahians as well. “This is an authentic part of Savannah’s legacy,” Dawers says. “Savannah has never fully appreciated the national contributions of some of the figures that grew up here. It’s ironic given how much Savannah honors its past.” cs The National Book Awards Finalist Announcement takes place at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, 207 E. Charlton St., on Oct. 13, 2010.

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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 Color Collection — Vibrant landscape paintings and natural scenes by artist Sue Gouse. Runs through June 30. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. , http://www.galleryespresso. com/ Diane Von Furstenburg: Journey of a Dress — A retrospective of work from the world renowned designer including examples from her personal archives; looks from the 1970s to present-day collections and original wrap dresses. Runs through July 3. Gutstein Gallery , 201 E. Broughton St., http://www. scad.edu/exhibitions Ellen Susan: Soldier Portraits — Local photographer uses a 150-year old method to capture striking portraits of contemporary soldiers. Runs through July 25. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

‘Sunday in Savannah,’ a photo exhibit by Dr. Ja Jahannes, is at the Beach Institute; opening reception is this Sunday Fashion in Focus — Photos and evening wear from the SCAD Museum collection, including original couture from some of the most famous names in fashion. Runs through Sept. 30. SCAD Museum, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd, http://www.scad.edu/scadmuseum

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/

Illusions — Local artist Anne Woodward exhibits colorful, abstract paintings that experiment with texture. Opening reception: June 18, 5:30-9pm. Islands Framing Gallery, 463 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

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Hey, hey Paula Everyone in Savannah knows who Paula Deen is – but have you ever really seen her, talking, breathing, walking around? Well, here’s your chance. It’s all about cream cheese. Savannah’s kitchena suprema will appear on the Lucas Theatre stage Wednesday, June 30 for a “cook–off ” with the 16 finalists in her “Real Women of Philadelphia” contest. This is something Dean cooked up with Kraft, to promote its Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Here’s the deal: Sixteen women have been chosen, from all over America, for their recipes utilizing the product. They’ll all be at the Lu-

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been gathering dust under his bed for years. Luckily for us, Andy’s favorites are our favorites, so rest assured that all of the series regulars are back, including Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and Jessie (Joan Cusack). But the first heart–tugging moment comes when we learn that Woody’s sweetheart, Bo Peep, is “no longer with us” – audiences had best brace themselves for plenty more eye–moistening incidents. Through miscommunication, the gang ends up at a day care center, where the toy–in–charge, Lots–o’–Huggin’ Bear (Ned Beatty), promises them a playhouse paradise. But things aren’t quite what they seem, and Woody, ever loyal to Andy no matter the cost to his own future, plots a great escape. In true Toy Story fashion, this allows plenty of opportunities for Buzz to display his heroism, Jessie to show off her spunk, Rex (Wallace Shawn) to bemoan his lot in life, and Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles) and Hamm (John Ratzenberger) to let fly with the sarcastic remarks. The strawberry–scented Lots–o’– Huggin’ Bear is basically a better–smelling Stinky Pete (from TS2), but in other respects, this movie is careful to avoid repeating its predecessors. There are some memorable new characters (including the immaculately groomed Ken, voiced by Michael Keaton), and the

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SPLICE Fans of classic monster movies will see Splice and of course immediately think of Frankenstein. Connoisseurs of modern horror–science fiction mixes will check it out and be reminded of such works as Species and David Cronenberg’s take on The Fly. But who could have possibly guessed that the film that served as its primary inspiration was apparently Ron Howard’s comedy–drama Parenthood? OK, so I’m being facetious, but the truth is that what initially appears to be yet another picture in which mortals dare to play God by creating life turns out to be more layered than that. In Splice, scientists and lovers Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley), already successful with combining animal DNA to produce new life forms, opt to take their experiments even further by merging human and animal DNA. The result is a strange hybrid that, as with real infants, looks less sluggish and more humanoid as it grows older. Initially unsure how to react, Clive and especially Elsa soon are treating the creature, now named Dren, as if she were their own child. And like any offspring, Dren (created through a seamless mix of special effects and actresses – specifically, Abigail

Chu in the toddler years and Delphine Chaneac in the teen–plus phase) sometimes has trouble with authority, to say nothing of the internal changes caused by being part human, part fish and part fowl. A cleverly disguised expose on the challenges of parenthood, with riffs on abortion and the Electra complex thrown in for good measure, Splice is inventive enough that it’s a real shame when it falls apart heading into the home stretch. A major plot development isn’t sufficiently explored to be convincing (just as Re–Animator gave twisted new meaning to the expression “giving head,” this scene creates a double entendre out of “getting into your work”), and the picture wraps up with the sort of conventional horror thrills and (snore) “ironic” ending that have pulled many a fine picture down. If director– cowriter Vincenzo Natali elects to splice together the body of this film with a new, better ending for the DVD release, I won’t complain.

Killers Just how wretched an actress is Katherine Heigl? Ashton Kutcher, her co–star in Killers, has delivered his own share of poor performances (most recently in Valentine’s Day), yet whenever he’s asked to share a scene with Heigl, he comes across like Laurence Olivier by comparison. Heck, he looks like any of the giants of cinema: As he interacts with the hopelessly inept Heigl, you feel as if you’re watching the rebirth of Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire or De Niro in Raging Bull. OK, so I’m getting a bit carried away, and, truth be told, remove Heigl from the equation and it’s evident that Kutcher also has trouble keeping his head above water. In Killers, he’s asked to play a seasoned

CIA assassin, which is only slightly more believable than witnessing Miley Cyrus portray Scarlett O’Hara or David Spade tackle General Douglas MacArthur. His character, Spencer Aimes, is tired of his bloody lot in life, though, and he desires nothing more than a bland, safe existence. So after he meets the sheltered Jen Kornfeldt (Heigl), who’s vacationing on the French Riviera with her parents (Tom Selleck and Catherine O’Hara) after recently being dumped by her boyfriend (smart fellow!), he quits the hitman biz and marries her, never bothering to tell her about his dubious profession. Cut to three years later, where we find the pair living in petrified suburban bliss – that is, until Spencer’s past comes back with a vengeance. Suddenly, the ’burbs become a battlefield, as Spencer must figure out which of his longtime neighbors are legit and which are trained killers out for his blood. The idea of a suburban setting as a front for illicit activity is a fairly original one (although an episode of Alias did tackle it a few years ago), and in the proper hands, this might have made for a sharp satire. But in this case, everyone blows their assignment. The ham–fisted direction is by Robert Luketic, who previously teamed with Heigl on the worst film of 2009, The Ugly Truth. The forced banter between the stars comes courtesy of scripters Bob DeRosa and Ted Griffin, who apparently never met a dreadful line of dialogue they didn’t like. Yet reserve the main brickbats for Heigl, who once again uses variations on her single, solitary, thespian expression (wide–eyed wonder) to play the only role she ever tackles in movies: the annoying, neurotic pill whose ill–placed air of superiority can’t disguise the fact that she’s

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THE KARATE KID If your parents are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, you’re probably going to get what you want, no matter how ill–advised. And certainly, mounting a remake of one of the 80s’ definitive crowd–pleasers, a movie that led to major box office, a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for Pat Morita and (alas) three inferior sequels, probably constitutes some sort of career death wish. Yet The Karate Kid turns out to be a pleasant enough surprise. To be sure, there’s absolutely no area in which it im-

proves on the original, yet the basic plot remains durable enough that there’s no harm done by this easy–to–take update. Jaden Smith plays Dre Parker, who’s forced to move from his Detroit home when his single mom (Taraji P. Henson) lands a job in Beijing. Dre catches the eye of a cute schoolmate (Wenwen Han), but most of the time, he’s being beaten to a pulp by a local bully (Zhenwei Wang) and his sycophants, a situation that leads Dre to despise his new surroundings. But just as he resigns himself to a childhood full of bruised ribs and black eyes, he learns that his building’s maintenance man, Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), is actually a kung fu expert. Realizing that the boy needs to protect himself, Mr. Han sets about training his young charge. This Karate Kid clocks in at 135 minutes, which seems absurd until one recalls that the original itself runs a lengthy 126 minutes. But that version, expertly directed by Rocky helmer John G. Avildsen, flies by; this new take, overseen by The Pink Panther 2’s Harald Zwart, proceeds in fits and starts. Even the climactic championship bout, an edge–of–the–seat affair in the ’84 model, here gets by more on the intrinsic dynamics of the situation (i.e. the one–on–one, last man standing angle) than on Zwart’s rather pedestrian orchestration of the segment. As Mr. Han, the likable Chan is in fine form, though his performance isn’t nearly as delightfully subversive as Morita’s turn in the comparable role of Mr. Miyagi. As for Jaden Smith, he shows some limited range, though he’s still a long way from displaying the natural charisma of Will Smith – or even original Karate Kid Ralph Macchio.


Not as ambitious or accomplished as Forgetting Sarah Marshall (both were directed by Nicholas Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow), this is a shaggy tale containing a fair number of jokes that miss their intended targets by a wide berth. But the bits that do workare 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.

SEX AND THE CITY 2 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. 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. And it’s not just the plotting that’s below par: There are 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!”

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 (Mike Myers) who’s none too happy with his domesticated lot in life. Feeling stifled by his family – wife Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and three 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 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. cs

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Activism & Politics American Patriots Celebration

July 4th from 2-5:00pm at the lakeside pavilion at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens. Patriotic rally and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence kicks off the picnic and games. Open to the public, rain or shine. Please bring your drink and a covered dish. Hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken will be available. Info: 912-596-5267 or visit www.13thcolonypatriots.com

Chatham County Democratic Party

For info, contact Tony Center at 912-2339696 or TonyCenter@comcast.net Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 313 W. York St. , Savannah http://www.chathamdems.net/

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

4th Annual Jamie Inshore Fishing Tournament

July 23rd, 24th & 25th at Hogan’s Marina. All proceeds will be donated to the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion for melanoma

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research & clinical trials. Entry fee for Adults (13 & older) is $30.00; 12 & under $15.00. Food, games, and entertainment for the whole family, anglers and non-anglers. For more info, contact Chris Caldwell 912897-5819 or Joy Wainwright 912-398-3395.

Boston Butt & Rib Fundraiser

Celebrate July 4th with the Kicklighter Resource Center’s annual Boston Butt & Rib Fundraiser. $20 each, preorder yours by Friday, June 24th by calling Ashley Tramontin at 912.355.7633 or emailing your order in to ashleyt@krcmail.org. Pick up July 2.

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.

Supply Drive for Gulf Coast Clean Up

Greenlife Space and Coastal Pet Rescue will be collecting supplies to aid in oil spill clean up efforts. Items needed: Trashbags, toothbrushes, shovels, bottled water, sheets, rubber gloves and more. Those interested in contributing may contact Maria Castro at mfcastro@greenlifespace.com or (912) 844-3184.

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 blacktie 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.

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Call for Entries

Artists: Writing on the Wall

Desotorow Gallery is currently accepting submissions for “Writing on the Wall”. Juried exhibition celebrating the idiosyncrasies of handwriting through various mediums: letters, notes, grocery lists, and other print pieces. Non-refundable entry fee of $20. Deadline for submissions: June 25, 2010 at 5pm. info@desotorow.org

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.

Short films wanted

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Short films wanted

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

Soup, Sushi, Hibachi, Teriyaki, Yakisoba

Weddings for Warriors

Hosted by the Savannah Wedding Tourism Council, the event offers free weddings and vow renewals, including photography, flowers, transport and other amenities, for active military and their families on Veteran’s Day. Potential participants must apply before July 1, 2010. Up to forty couples will be selected. Applications are found at http://www.weddingsforwarriors. com/SignUp.html.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Abstinence Education

Hope House and Savannah State University are providing an after-school program for youth and young adults ages 12 to 29. Program activities last for about 2 hours every Wednesday at SSU. Transportation is provided. Snacks, field trips and supportive services are provided at no charge. 2365310. Savannah http://www.savstate.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.

AWOL Theater Camp for Kids

Camp runs July 19-29 and will focus on developing theater, writing and life skills for youth ages 12-18. Runs weekdays 10am5pm at Indigo Arts Center. 703D Louisville Rd. Cost is $150. For more info or an application: Contact Lakesha Green, 912-3034987 or kgreen@awolinc.org

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

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6:30 p.m., July 6, 13, and 20, Women’s Services Conference Room located in the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial. Topics covered include basic newborn care, breast and bottle feeding, infant hygiene, life with a new baby, home and car seat safety, and infant CPR. $45 per couple. Call 350-BORN (2676) or online at women.memorialhealth. com.

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.

Conversational Spanish

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

Conversational Spanish Group

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

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.

Earl Shinhoster Youth Leadership Institute

A summer program open to 6th-9th graders that seeks to build leadership skills within youth and foster a desire for active participation in their schools, religious institutions and communities. Runs July 2631. Applications, available at the Civil Rights Museum, are due July 1. $100 fee for camp. Some scholarships will be available. Contact Richard Shinhoster at 912-308-3812 or Wilmotine Brisbane Ellis at 912 236-1457

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: 912604-3281

Family Care Mediation

Mediation is a new way to find the best possible answers to families’ important qualityof-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. 912-3546686 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

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 ,

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, 9am12pm & 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

Immanuel Baptist Summer Programs for Kids

Join us for Kidz Konnection every Tuesday; Basketball Camp June 28-30; Vacation Bible School July 12-16; and Children’s Music Camp July 26-30. All events are free of charge and include Bible Study, games, snacks and music ! Call 354-0548 for details or visit www.immanuelbaptistchurch.us to register online.

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

Life Drawing

Life drawing workshop. Every Wednesday. 8-11pm. Bring something to draw on. Some supplies will be provided. $5/person. BYOB welcome. The Co-Lab, 631 E. Broad St. www. thecolabstudios.com

Mastering the Audition

The Tucker Agency in Hilton Head hosts a workshop with casting director Regina Moore discussing what aspiring actors need to know. June 26th. Kids/teens workshop 9am-1pm. Adults (17+) 2-7pm. For more details and reservations at 843-836-2540

Prepared Childbirth Class

9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 10, Women’s Health Institute Conference Room, Center for Advanced Medicine, Memorial. Full-day course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology. Includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. Cost: $75 per couple. For more info, 912-350-BORN, or

Dating With Success

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

Davenport House Docent Training

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

Drawing the Self Portrait

The 3-day workshop, beginning July 15, will focus on drawing the self portrait using monochromatic chalks and your own image. The instructor will be Karen Bradley, a professional portrait artist and SCAD drawing professor. All levels are welcome. For info, call Karen at 912-507-7138 or email to kbillustration@mac.com. Cost: $185.00

Low-cost spays and neuters for cats and dogs Free transport available Call for an appointment:

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Puppet Shows

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

Raku Workshop

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

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 652-3582. Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett Street , Savannah

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Be bilingual. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. e-mail 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

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tingly in the crossfire, is played by Cooper Westbrook. Gordon teaches English at South Effingham High School, and also runs the school’s drama club. “What’s really worked with this cast is that they’re a really good thinking cast – they come well–prepared and thoughtful as actors,” she explains. “They’re always thinking about why each character says what they say, and what’s the purpose in that language. And so for me as the director it’s been a treat, because usually I have to tell actors OK, I need you to move over here on this line. “Instead, we’ve had ensemble meetings where we just sit and we talk about the characters, and character motivation, and ask ourselves questions. “They’ll take those questions, think about them, and then come back to rehearsal next day with new movements, new thoughts, new actions. It’s an amazing group of people, and their chemistry is just stunning.” Les Liaisons Dangereuses will be performed in “period–appropriate” costumes, but don’t expect the royal courts of Dangerous Liaisons, the stunning gowns or the elaborate powdered wigs. It just costs too much, Gordon says – and anyway, it’s all about the dialogue, and the actors, isn’t it? Gordon herself wears many hats – she’s also a playwright and an actor. “The creation of art is an absolute necessity in my soul,” she says. “I cannot not do theater.” CS Les Liaisons Dangereuses Where: Indigo Arts Center, 703D Louisville Road When: At 8 p.m. June 24, 25, 26 Tickets: $10 (cash or check only) Reservations: threemusesproductions@ gmail.com

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

Sketching and Painting Workshop

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

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

This 14-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Ms. Musheerah Owens 912234-0525 ext.1506 The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah http://www. thestarfishcafe.org/

Summer art and design workshops

SCAD offers a variety of community workshops from June through August. Open to ages 15+ to adults. The cost is $75-$320, depending on materials. Subjects incl. silk painting, bookmaking, digital photography, interior design, and historic property research techniques, among others. For more info, call 912-525-5100 or visit: www. scad.edu/ce

The Work of Byron Katie

The Work of Byron Katie ends unnecessary suffering IF I do the worksheets. Looking for others who are interested in doing TW. I am a 2003 Graduate of the School for the Work with Byron Katie. Contact twwurs@gmail. com for more info or read “Loving What Is”

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 Asian American Women’s Group

For anyone interested in creating a community to support one another, to experience belonging and build friendships with a group of Asian American Women. The goal is to foster intergenerational dialogue between women ages of 25-75 on topics like family, expectations and being bi-cultural. Meets twice a month. Email Lene22@aol.com for more info.

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

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 email 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

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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.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

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 912232-7731 for more info.

Low Country Turners

This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953. 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. Meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. Call 786-4508. American Legion Post 184, 1 Legion Dr. , Savannah

Savannah Art Association

Savannah Brewers’ League

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


Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Jaycees

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

Savannah Newcomers Club

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

Savannah Parrot Head Club

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

their caregivers. Free, no registration, dropins welcome. Call Trinity Lutheran Church for details 912-925-3940 or email KellyBringman@gmail.com Savannah Mall,

Southern Wings

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

Stitch-N’s

Knitting, spinning and crocheting Monday and Tuesday from 5-8pm and occasional Sunday 2-4pm at wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty. Jennifer Harey, 238-0514. wild fibre, 409 E. Liberty , Savannah

Savannah Wine Lovers

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Savannah Writers Group

The 13th Colony Patriots

A sometimes formal group that also sometimes just gets together to drink wine. Visit http://groups.google.com/group/savannahwine-lovers. 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 10-11. Activities include songs, stories, crafts, and games for young children and

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Meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in different locations to practice spoken Spanish in a casual environment. 236-8566. A Tea Party group that meets the 13th of each month at Logan’s Road House at 6pm. 11301 Abercorn St. Open to the public. Dedicated to the preservation of the United States Constitution and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. www.13thcolonypatriots.com or call 912596-5267.

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.

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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

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Urban Professionals

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

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

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671

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

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes are held Monday through Friday at the St. Pius X Family Resource Center. Classes start at $25.00 per month. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912-272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: abeniculturalarts@gmail.com St. Pius Family Resource Center,

Adult Intermediate Ballet

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

African Dance & Drum

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

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Lessons Sundays 1:00-3:30. Open to the public. Cost $5.00 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, 8511-h Ferguson Ave. ,

Basic Ballroom Dancing Class

Learn the Foxtrot and Tango with the Moon River Dancers. July 10, 1-3pm. Cost: $5. Beginners and singles are welcome. St. Frances Cabrini Church, 11500 Middleground Road (near intersection with Dutchtown Road). Call 912-308-9222 for more info.

Beginners Belly Dance Classes

Instructed by Nicole Edge. Every Sunday, Noon-1PM, Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St., 231-0888. Every Thursday, 7PM-8PM, Fitness Body and Balance Studio 2127 1/2 E. Victory Dr., 398-4776 kleokatt@gmail. com or www.cairoonthecoast.com

Beginners Fusion Belly Dance

Every Tuesday, 6-7pm. If you have never danced before or have limited dance experience, this is the class for you. Cybelle, a formal bellydancer for over 10 years will guide you through basic bellydance and fusion Walk ins welcome. 15.00/class 912414-1091 http://cybellefusionbellydance. wordpress.com/

Beginners Salsa Lessons

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

C.C. Express Dance Team

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

Ceili Club

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

Chicago Step Classes

Coastal Georgia Steppers is offering adult Chicago-style steppin dance classes every Sunday from 4:00– 6:30pm at the Tominac Gym on Hunter Army Airfield. All are welcome. Free admission; no partner required. For more info, send email to Robert.neal75@yahoo.com.

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

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, noncompetitive 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 912-354-5586.

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 912-398-4776 or visit www.


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Salsa Classes

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

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact: salsasavannah@gmail.com, or call 856-7323. 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, 2125. Ages 3-5: 10am-12:30pm. Ages 6 & Up: 1pm-4pm. One week Summer Intensive with guest instructor Ted Pollen for ages 9 & up: July 12-16, 10am-4pm. Two week Summer Intensive for ages 10 & up: July 19-Aug 6. The Academy of Dance, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, 912-965-1551. http://www. academyofdancesav.com/

melon and lemonade will be served. July 3, 10am-4pm. $3.50-5. Info: 912-437-4770 or www.gastateparks.org/fortkinggeorge

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 11am2pm. For more info: www.savannahga. gov/arts

Savannah Farmers’ Market Summer Fun Fest

June 26, 10am-2pm. Handmade crafts from Georgia’s rural past and present, including quilts, art, crochet, dolls, jewelry, candles and more! Pony rides, cane grinding, BBQ. Berries, summer squash, snap beans, peas, ripe tomatoes, watermelon and don’t forget the boiled peanuts! For more info, call 9667801. 701 Hwy 80 W, Garden City.

Savannah High Class of 1970 40th Reunion

Saturday, June 26, Red Gate Farms, 610:30pm. $30/person. Catered dinner. BYOB (mixers available). Music by Tripp West. Raffle to benefit Vietnam Vets Chapter 671. Contact 912 355 4608 or jordangirl1152@

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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.

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Take a ride on the passenger car powered by steam engine and experience a treasure from the past. $10 (regular adult admission). Runs Tues-Sun, July 2 thru 25. 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Sunday rides at 1pm, 2pm. Roundhouse Railroad Museum. 601 W. Harris. St. www.chsgeorgia.org.

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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

Film & Video 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

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

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

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Crunch Lunch

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

Curvy Girl Bootcamp

Exercise class assisting women of size to reach their fitness goal. Every Tues & Thurs, 6-7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $70 a month or $10 per session. For more info call 912-341-7710 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 5:306:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being, Savannah http://www.sjchs.org/

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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 8 weeks. Call Ann Carroll at 912-704-7650 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.

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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 912819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being,

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

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The Yoga Room

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

Wheel Chair Tennis Lessons

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

Zumba Fitness

Classes every week in the Pooler and Rincon area. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music dance themes that create a dynamic, effective fitness system. All ages and shapes are encouraged to attend. $7 per class. For info, contact Carmen at 484-1266 or calexe@comcast.net.

First City Network Board Meeting

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.

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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.

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

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 AfricanAmerican 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 MondayFriday from 10a.m.-2p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Savannah

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Every Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM, and every Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM during month of July. Call 447-6605 for info. St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, located at 1910 Abercorn St.

Free hearing & speech screening

Hearing: Every Thurs. 9-11 a.m. Speech: 1st Thurs. of each month. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. 1206 E 66th St , Savannah http:// www.savannahspeechandhearing.org/

Free Skin Cancer Screening

July 9 at the Candler Wellness Center and July 23 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. For an appointment, call 819-3368.

Healthcare for the Uninsured

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

Hearing Aid Funds Available for Infants and Children

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

Help for Iraq War Veterans

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

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Classes

Classes provide specialized breathing and guided imagery techniques designed to reduce stress during labor. Classes run monthly, meeting Saturdays for three consecutive weeks. To register, call 843683-8750 or e-mail Birththroughlove@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,

I am your ‘life’ coach

Tybee Community Garden

La Leche League of Savannah

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

Meditation and Energy Flow Group

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

Memorial Health blood pressure check

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

Memorial Health CPR training

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

Mobile Mammogram Tests

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Offering a variety of fun educational programs including Beach Discovery Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks and the Coastal Georgia Gallery, which features an up close look at dozens of local species. Open daily, 10am-5pm. For more info, call 912-786-5917 or visit www.tybeemarinescience.org. Tybee Island

Walk on the Wild Side

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

Wilderness Southeast

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

St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be performing mammograms in several locations during July. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 819-6800. (Please specify that you are calling for the Mobile unit.) July 1: Islands. July 6&20: Rincon. July 7: Richmond Hill. July 8: Bluffton. July 13: Landings. July 15: Hardeeville. July 21: Pembroke. July 22: County Sheriff’s complex. July 27: Pooler. July 28: Sun City.

Pets & Animals

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.

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

Pancreatic Cancer Network Meeting

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.

The Quit Line

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

Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

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

Nature and Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 727-3177, visit www.TheDolphinProject.

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

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

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/

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

Tea time at Ola’s

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

Religious & Spiritual Christian Businessmen’s Committee

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

DrUUming Circle

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

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, 1877-494-8629, 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)

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“Greater-Than Sudoku” For this “Greater-Than Sudoku,” I’m not givin’ you ANY numbers to start off with! Adjoining squares in the grid’s 3x3 boxes have a greater-than sign (>) telling you which of the two numbers in those squares is larger. Fill in every square with a number from 1–9 using the greater-than signs as a guide. When you’re done, as in a normal Sudoku, every row, column, and 3x3 box will contain the numbers 1–9 exactly one time. (Solving hint: try to look for the 1’s and 9’s in each box first, then move on to the 2’s and 8’s, and so on). psychosudoku@hotmail.com

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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

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

The Savannah Zen Center

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

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church

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

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

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

Unity of Savannah

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 912-3554704. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Unity Church of Savannah, Savannah

Women’s Bible Study

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

Sports & Games Savannah Bike Polo

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

Savannah Sand Gnats Baseball

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

Texas Hold ’Em Poker League

Free Texas Hold Em poker league is available to the public. Teaches new players how to play and advanced players can come and work on their skills. Prize tournaments for season points leaders. www. series7pokerleague.com for more info.

Support Groups Al Anon Family Groups

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

Al-Anon Meetings

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

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

Amputee Support Group

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

Cancer support group

Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm. at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion on Reynolds Street across from Candler Hospital. The group is open to anyone who is living with, through or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Call 819-8784. Savannah

Christian Psychological Relief

Small support groups are forming for Chemical dependencies, self esteem problems and abuse recovery. Classes starting in July. Call 706-633-0477 for class availability.

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 3551221; or visit www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org. 5354 Reynolds Ave. , Savannah

Couples Struggling with Fertility


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

Domestic violence support group

SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Inc. Building at 3205 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 6298888. Savannah

Fibromyalgia support group

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

First Line

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

Gray Matters Brain Injury Support Group

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

Grief 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

Heartbeats for Life

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

Hope House

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

KidsNet Savannah Parent Support Group

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

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

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

Living without Violence

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education

Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 2349999. First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223 Bull St. , Savannah

Memorial Health Bleeding Disorders Support Group

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

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Memorial Health Focus

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

Multiple Sclerosis support group

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

Narcotics Anonymous

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness

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

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

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

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

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

PRIDE Support Group

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

Rape Crisis Center

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

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

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

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

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Across

1 Grateful Dead bass guitarist Phil 5 Mosque figure 9 SeaWorld star attraction 14 Olympic figure skater Kulik 15 Style for Dali or Ray 16 Al who was A.L. MVP in 1953 17 Part 1 of headline 19 “___ To Be You” 20 “Well, shucks...” 21 Ballet bend 23 Spa nail treatment, for short 24 Part 2 of headline 27 Lb. and mg, e.g. 30 Yoko with the 2007 remix album “Yes, I’m a Witch” 31 Medieval protection 32 Owl sound 34 AP rival 36 Unspecific 40 Part 1 of the headline’s subtitle 44 Judge played by Sylvester Stallone 45 Up to now 46 Unlike copies: abbr. 47 Opera highlights 50 “American ___!” (Seth MacFarlane cartoon) 52 Nav. officers 53 Part 2 of the headline’s subtitle 58 1/63,360th of a mile 59 Pronto 60 Alcohol rumored to spoil after opening, in an “Arrested Development” episode 64 Improvised, like a committee 66 Part 3 of the headline’s subtitle 68 Leonard of “Star Trek” 69 Bank (on) 70 Wine sediment 71 “It’ll be ___ day in hell...” 72 Fort site, often 73 “Pardon the Interruption” network

Down

1 Long ride? 2 “In the Valley of ___” (2007 Tommy Lee Jones film) 3 Belt one out 4 Soul legend Isaac 5 First name in “The Last King of Scotland” 6 Kudos, to rappers 7 Fred Astaire’s sister 8 Revolutionary doctrine 9 ___ Lanka 10 Game with a lot of passing 11 Urn contents 12 CNN “Morning Express” host Robin 13 Tore down 18 “Big Brother”’s Power of ___ 22 “The Name of the Rose” author Umberto 25 Heavy burden 26 Volcanic flow 27 Faith-based acronym on bracelets 28 “Kon-Tiki” author Heyerdahl 29 Beverage brand with a lizard logo 33 One way to kick it 35 Like winter weather 37 Word after call or ball 38 Dennis Haysbert show, with “The” 39 Poacher’s collection? 41 Funk 42 Popular fruit 43 List-ending abbr. 48 Broadway actress Salonga 49 “Open mouth, ___ foot” 51 “Whip It” band 53 “From This Moment On” pianist Krall 54 Like Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali 55 Nincompoop 56 Circus performer 57 “The French Connection” character Popeye 61 Rick with a weekly Top 40 62 Hold on to 63 Part of ASPCA 65 “Singin’ in the Rain” actress Charisse 67 Lutefisk soaking agent

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Free will astrology

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ARIES

(March 21–April 19) A few years ago, a group of artists built a giant bunny out of pink wool on an Italian mountainside. The 200–foot–long effigy will remain there until 2025. There’s a disturbing aspect to this seemingly goofy artifact, however: It has a wound in its side where its guts are spilling out. That’s why I don’t recommend that you travel there and commune with it. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you would definitely benefit from crawling into a fetal position and sucking your thumb while lying in the comfy embrace of a humongous mommy substitute. But you shouldn’t tolerate any tricks or jokes that might limit your ability to sink into total peace and relaxation.

TAURUS

(April 20–May 20) In 1998, I spent three weeks reading The Psychoanalysis of Fire and The Poetics of Reverie, two books by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. His teachings were so evocative that I filled up two 120–page journals with my notes. To this day, I still refer to them, continuing to draw fresh inspiration from ideas I wasn’t ripe enough to fully understand when I first encountered them. You’re entering a phase of your astrological cycle when a similar event could happen for you, Taurus: a supercharged educational opportunity that will fuel you for a long time.

GEMINI

(May 21–June 20) Congrats, Gemini! You have not only weathered your recent phase of relentless novelty; you’ve thrived on the adjustments it demanded of you. I am hereby awarding you with the rare and prestigious title of Change–Lover, which I only bestow upon one of the signs of the zodiac every four years or so. So what’s next on the schedule? The shock of the new will soon subside, giving you a chance to more fully integrate the fresh approaches you’ve been adopting. I suggest you relax your hyper–vigilance and slip into a slower, smoother, more reflective groove.

CANCER

(June 21–July 22)

Here are the low–paying jobs I’ve done that I wasn’t very good at: tapping sap from maple trees in Vermont; driving a taxi in North Carolina; toiling as an amusement park ride operator in New Jersey; being a guinea pig for medical experiments in California; digging ditches in South Carolina; and picking olives from trees in the south of France. Do I feel like a failure for being such a mediocre worker and making so little money? No, because although it took me a while, I finally found jobs I was good at, and have been thriving ever since. Why would I judge myself harshly for having trouble doing things that weren’t in sync with my soul’s code? Please apply this line of thinking to yourself.

LEO

(July 23–Aug. 22) Each year, Playboy magazine publishes a list of the best colleges to go to if you prefer partying to studying. In its recent rankings, a top spot went to the University of Wisconsin, which was dubbed “the best beer– drinking school in the country.” As a counterpoint to this helpful information, HuffingtonPost. com offered a compendium of the best anti–party schools. Brigham Young got favorable mention since it has a policy forbidding students from drinking, smoking, and having sex. The University of Chicago was also highly regarded, being “the place where fun goes to die.” For the next three weeks, Leo, I recommend that you opt for environments that resemble the latter more than the former. It’s time for you to get way down to business, cull the activities that distract you from your main purpose, and cultivate a hell of a lot of gravitas.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23–Sept. 22) You’re entering a phase of your long–term cycle when cultivating abundance is an especially smart thing to do. To take maximum advantage, I suggest that you be both extra generous and extra receptive to generosity. Bestow more blessings than usual and put yourself in prime positions to gather in more blessings than usual. I realize that the second half of this assignment might be a challenge. You Virgos often feel more com-

fortable giving than receiving. But in this case, I must insist that you attend to both equally. The giving part won’t work quite right unless the receiving part is in full bloom.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23–Oct. 22) What have you lost in recent months, Libra? This week begins a phase when will you have the potential to not exactly recover it, but rather to re–create it on a higher level. Maybe a dream that seemed to unravel was simply undergoing a reconfiguration, and now you’re primed to give it a new and better form of expression. Maybe a relationship that went astray was merely dying so it could get resurrected, with more honesty and flexibility this time around.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23–Nov. 21) I’m guessing that you’ve been ushered into a frontier that affords you no recognizable power spot. It probably feels uncomfortable, like you’ve lost the inside track. And now along comes some wise guy –– me –– who advises you in his little horoscope column that you are exactly where you need to be. He says that this wandering outside the magic circle is pregnant with possibilities that could help you make better use of the magic circle when you get back inside at a later date. I hope you will heed this wise guy and, at least for the moment, resist the temptation to force yourself back into the heart of the action.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

There used to be a tradition in Sweden that young women could dream of the person they would ultimately wed if they put seven kinds of flowers beneath their pillows on Midsummer’s Eve. That’s crazy nonsense, of course. Right? Probably. Although I must note that two nights ago I placed a gladiolus, hydrangea, lilac, orchid, snapdragon, tulip, and rose under my pillow, and subsequently dreamed of being visited by the lily–crowned Goddess of Intimacy, who asked me to convey a message to you Sagittarians. She said that if you even just imagine slipping seven flowers under your pillow, you will have

a dream about what you should do in order to help your love life evolve to the next stage of its highest potential.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Have you ripened into such a knowledgeable, sophisticated person that you’re hard to surprise? Do you draw conclusions about each new experience by comparing it to what has happened to you in the past? I hope not. I hope you’re ready to be a wide–eyed, open–armed, wild–hearted explorer. I hope you will invite life to blow your mind. In the days to come, your strongest stance will be that of an innocent virgin who anticipates an interesting future. Blessings you can’t imagine will visit you if you’ll excuse yourself from outdated expectations and irrelevant complications.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20–Feb. 18) The notorious Wicked Bible was published in 1631. That wasn’t its original name. It was supposed to be as holy as every Bible. But it contained an error that slipped by the proofreaders’ notice: In the book of Exodus, where the Ten Commandments were listed, the word “not” was excluded from one commandment. What remained, an insult to pious eyes, was “Thou shall commit adultery.” Most of these books were later burned, and the publisher was punished. Be on the lookout for a comparable flap, Aquarius: a small omission that could change the meaning of everything. Ideally, you’ll spot the error and fix it before it spawns a brouhaha.

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(Feb. 19–March 20) The plant known as the squirting cucumber has an unusual talent: When the fruit is ripe, it opens up and spits out a rapid–fire stream of seeds that travels a great distance. In the coming weeks, Pisces, you’ll have resemblances to this aggressive fructifier. It’ll be prime time to be proactive about spreading your influence and offering your special gifts. The world is begging you to share your creative spirit, preferably with rapid–fire spurts that travel a great distance.

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

Safe Shelter Outreach Program

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

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group

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

Sexaholics Anonymous

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

Smoking Cessation Support Group

is open to anyone who has stopped smoking and needs additional support or to those who are considering trying to stop smoking. Call 819-8032 or 819-3361.

Spinal Injury Support Group

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

Support Group for Parents of Ill Children

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

Teens nurturing teens

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

Tourettes Community of Savannah (TiCS)

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

Transgender Support Group

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

Troup Square Al-Anon Family Group

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

Wheeze busters

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

Women who love too much

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


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AASU’s Masquers present Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit. When house guests are trapped by a snowstorm and one of them winds up a dead, it’s a race against time to solve the crime. July 8-11 & 15-18. Shows begin at 7:30, except for Sunday matinees at 3pm. $10. Call 912-344-2801 for info.

Accepting Applications

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

The Who’s “Tommy”

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina presents the award winning rock opera, June 23-Aug. 1. Featuring classics such as “Pinball Wizard,” “I’m Free” and “Tommy, Can You Hear Me.” Tickets: artshhi.com; 843-842-ARTS.

Volunteers America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers

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

First Steps

Become a volunteer with First Steps and provide support, education and community resources to help parents of newborns establish healthy and positive relationships with their babies. Call 819-6910. St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. , Savannah http://www.sjchs.org/

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

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

Literacy volunteers needed

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

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

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

Oatland Island Education Center

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

Rebuilding Together Savannah

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

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

Telfair Docent Program

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

The Dolphin Project of Georgia

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

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

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

Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center

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

The Volunteer Center

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

The Women’s Center

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

Truancy Intervention Project

Matches volunteer attorneys and other professionals with children who have been brought before the court for excessive school absenteeism. Provide legal representation and other resources to children and their families to prevent school failure. TIP is recruiting professionals in the fields of education, law enforcement and social service. Become a mentor today and help make a difference in a child’s life. For information, call 201-2133.

Tutoring Volunteers Needed

If you are an education major, retired reading teacher or a community resident who is interested in volunteering your time to a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students, call the African-American Health Information and Resource Center at 447-6605. AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St , Savannah http:// www.sjchs.org/1844.cfm cS

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Historic, newly renovated 4BR/2 large marble baths, fireplace, hardwood floors, fenced-in privacy backyard, offstreet parking, washer/dryer included. E. Park Avenue, very nice, quiet neighborhood. 912-659-8141

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ISLAND HOUSE 3BR, Spacious, newly remodeled home, large fenced-in backyard, all brick. Wilmington Island $950/month. Call 904-993-8148

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LAUREL LODGE Efficiency Apartments

Section-8 Welcome •2405 Tennessee: Large 3BR 1.5 bath, $875 •1 Sydney: 3 Bedroom, Reduced $815 •22-B Mastick: 2BR 2BA, $630 257-6181

•Westside: 613 Orchard, 2BR, kitchen furnished, all electric, central heat/air $625+deposit. •Southside: 3BR/1BA, quiet, kitchen furnished, all electric $750+deposit. •Hardeeville: 4BR/1BA, central heat/air, all electric $750+deposit. No Section 8. 234-0548

$50 Off 1st Week’s Rent!

5013 Ogeechee Road. $170 per week and up. Nicely furnished, all utilities included. Private bath. 695-7889 or 507-0222 LEASE with Option: 3 Houses, 3BR/1BA LR, DR, Kitchen, CH&A $650-$800. Call 912-507-7875 or 356-5384. MOBILE HOMES: Available for rent. Located in mobile home park. Starting at $450 per month and up. 912-658-4462 or 912-925-1831. MOHAWK TRAIL TOWNHOMES 2BR/2BA, great room w/fireplace, screened porch, garage. quiet covenant enforced gated community. $975/month +deposit. 844-0248

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216-1/2 Screven-1BR/1BA $525. 1108 E. 38th St.-2BR $700. 913 Car ver St.-3BR/1BA $700. 208 Chippewa-3BR/1BA + den $850. 1504 E. 33rd St.-3BR/1BA $700. Several Rent-to-own properties. Guaranteed Financing. STAY MANAGEMENT 352-7829 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

RICHMOND HILL

3BR/2BA doublewide, private lot, Water and Garbage, lawn service included. No Pets,. available now. $750/month, $600/deposit. Call 912-756-7116, 912-667-2498. ROOMS FOR RENT: Clean, secure, central heat/air, ceiling fan, cable, electric, stove and refrigerator, washer/dryer. Near Library and bus route. Furnished. $150 weekly. John Simmons, 912-844-5865. Read Week At A GlAnce to find the best events this week. connectsavannah.com

SOUTHSIDE- Hampstead Oaks Two bedroom, 1.5bath townhouse apt, total electric, $600/month with washer & dryer $625. Call Debra at 912-356-5656 Who’s Playing What and Where? Check out Soundboard for a complete list of local music events.

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

Truly Elegant

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

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

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

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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 WEEKLY/MONTHLY: •Weekly- 1&2 bedrooms. $175-$200 furnished/utilities included. •Monthly: 3BR/2BA, CH&A, total electric. in Pooler $750/month +deposit. Wanda, 441-5468

•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

WONDERFUL Mountain home on golfcourse, Great view, 3BR/2BA, stainless steel appliances, 2-large decks, great community.Enjoy slower lifestyle. $215,000, $1000/month. 912-247-0967 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. 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 912.655.4444

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ROOMS FOR RENT

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 MIDTOWN ONE ROOM Efficiency, 63rd & Bull Street. Close to hospitals, HAAF. Furnished w/refrigerator, microwave,cable, utilities included. $750/month. 272-6919 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.

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NO DEPOSIT Legal Rooming House in business over 20yrs. Freshly painted Apts $150/wk. Rooms $70-80/wk. Furnished and utilities included.Call 234-9779

NO DEPOSIT-LIMITED TIME! NEAR MEMORIAL/ W. CHATHAM •REDUCED RENT!• BLOOMINGDALE & SAVANNAH •Rooms $120 & 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.

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

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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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Windsor ForestChristian professional w/lovely furnished room for rent. Large, clean, quiet, free cable/utilities, internet, CH&A. Verifiable income. $470/month 912-344-5884

Roommate-Wanted: each to get own room and share other common areas. Smokers okay. $300 each + utilities. Richmond Hill doublewide w/large fenced yard. 756-5910

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1998 Cadillac Deville $2200 OBO

4-door, luxury sedan, V-8 Northstar engine, runs good, A/c heat, am/fm stereo, cruise control. Po w e r windows/seats/locks. Leather interior. brand new tires, just had oil change. Needs water pump, and heater coil. 912-341-3948

ACURA Legend, 1993- 4-door sedan, color silver. Bose stereo system, AC, PW, runs in excellent condition. $3000 O B O. Ca l l 912-659-9726 or 912-925-9796. Email: dpierce56@comcast.net Chevy Silverado, 2000 Short bed, tool box, bedliner, premium sound system, alloy wheels, 74,000 miles. Great condition! $7,500.00 (912)663-1310 FENDER BENDER? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932. FORD Explorer, 2001FORD Explorer, 2001red, automatic, air conditioner, all power, $4,600. Call 272-1933. .

FORD F350 1996 Dually

good condition, 120,000 miles, gooseneck ready intl diesel $8000 Call 912-658-8618

LINCOLN TOWNCAR LIMOUSINE

1997, 74,000 miles. A-1 shape. $5500 firm! 912-234-2831 or 503-3101 MAZDA 3, 2008- 4 door sedan, only 11k miles, 1 owner, exc. cond., silver, all pwr, Loaded! $14,500 negot. 912-257-8191 or 912-398-3592

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transportation

1992 Corvette

DODGE Dakota, 2002Must sell fast! Military move to Japan. Crew Cab,4x4,SLT Trim 6 Cyl,5 spd trans,97,000 miles. Maroon Ext,Charcoal Int.CD,Cruise control,Cold A/C,60/40 rear bench, bed liner,alloy wheels.Runs great $7,800.00 (850)830-2776 Single Owner Car OLDSMOBILE Intrigue GLS, 1999- Black 4 door w/leather, power, A/C, good engine, 118,000 mi, $2,500 Drives great $2,500.00 (912)308-0688

Boats & accessories 950

1980’s 17’ aluminum bass tracker w/28HP Evinrude and trailer. $1800 OBO. Call 912-897-6800 For Sale - 14.5 foot aluminum boat, 25 Mariner outboard, galvanized trailer. All items are like new. Boat is Semi Vee, carpeted, with two big easy chair seats, and very seaworthy. $2,250. Call 912-691-0737 SUNDANCE SKIFF, 2008, 16’. 50Hp Yamaha, with galvanized trailer. Still under warranty, less than 40hrs. $6500. Call 912-541-3181

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MAZDA Millennia S, 1997- 4-door V-6, leather, in-dash DVD, moonroof, very clean, runs great $2,600 OBO. (912)-429-7274, please leave msg .

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VOLKSWAGEN Beetle, 1967, In excellent condition. $3000. Call 912-660-3910

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For Sale good condition, runs great, a/c cold. $5500. Call 313-4424

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1953 FORD TRACTOR w/ equipment, good condition, Call 658-4281 .

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