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all the market’s usual produce and local goods. When: Sat. July 10, 10 a.m.2 p.m. Where: Polk’s Market, 530 E. Liberty St.,


Puppet Show

Free Concert in Johnson Square

What: A funny show featur-

What: Local vocalist Trae

Gurley performs a free lunchtime concert. When: Wed. July 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri. July 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wed. July 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Johnson Square Info:

Story Time at the Roundhouse

What: Fun crafts and sto-

ries for kids with a theme related to the season. When: Wed. July 7, 2:30 p.m., Wed. July 14, 2:30 p.m. Where: Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St. Cost: $4/child with regular adult admission Info: 912-651-6823 . http://

Sand Gnats vs. Rome

What: The Gnats close out

a four game series against the Rome Braves. When: Wed. July 7, 7 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $7-10 Info: http://ww.sandgnats. com/

Film: The Giant Gila Monster (USA, 1959) What: One of the most

unintentionally hilarious giant monster movies of the 1950s. A slightly bored gila monster wreaks havoc on model buildings and matchbox cars. When: Wed. July 7, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5 Info:

Events marked with this symbol are things we think are especially cool and unique.

Surely you’re going to see the 1970s comedy classic Airplane! Monday night, right? All the proceeds go to benefit flood relief in Nashville. And don’t call me Shirley.


Thursday Documentary premiere and fundraiser What: Local producer

Michael Jordan hosts a premiere for the newest in his series on troops in Afghanistan along with a fundraiser for his return to the Middle East to continue work. When: Thu. July 8, 6 p.m. Where: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 111 W. Bay St. Cost: Donations

Theater: The Mousetrap What: AASU’s Masquers

present Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit. When house guests are stranded by a snow storm and one of them winds up dead, it’s a race against time to solve the crime. When: Thu. July 8, 7:30 p.m., Fri. July 9, 7:30 p.m., Sat. July 10, 7:30 p.m., Sun. July 11, 3 p.m. Where: Jenkins Hall Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. , Cost: $10/general admission Info: 912-344-2801.

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What: The Collec-

tive Face Theatre Ensemble debuts its summer reading series with “Frozen” an award winning story of a girl who goes missing and the web of lives that surrounds the incident. When: Fri. July 9, 8 p.m., Sat. July 10, 8 p.m. Where: Muse Arts Warehouse (Indigo Arts Center), 703D Louisville Rd. Cost: $5 Info: 912-713-1137. http://

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Best of the Birds

What: Take a trip through

the Broad River Swamp with local birding expert Diana Churchill. Bring binoculars and a camera. Pre-registration required. When: Sat. July 10, 8 a.m. Where: Wilderness South-

of canoe Info: 912-236-8115. http://

Arts and Crafts Day

What: The UGA Aquarium hosts a fun morning of arts and crafts activities. When: Sat. July 10, 10 a.m.12 p.m. Where: UGA Marine Science Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle, Cost: $4/adults, $2/kids and seniors Info:

Forest Steward Training What: The Savannah Tree

Foundation hosts this program to educate people about caring for trees in urban environments. When: Sat. July 10, 10 a.m.12 p.m. Where: Sustainable Fellwood Cost: Free, open to public Info:

Polk’s Saturday Market What: Featuring a variety

of arts, crafts and specialty foods vendors along with

ing Gwendolyn the monkey and a cast of characters performing original songs. When: Sat. July 10, 10 a.m. 11:00 AM, Where: Savannah Visitor’s Center Theater, 301 MLK Jr. Blvd. Cost: $6 (for everyone over 2 yrs old) Info:

HIV/AIDS Awareness Workshop

What: Topics covered include the history of HIV, prevention, prognosis and treatment and much more. When: Sat. July 10, 10:30 a.m. Where: Canaan Community Church, 2401 Elgin St. Cost: Free, open to public Info: 912-695-4669.

Pet Care and Adoption Fair What: Tails Spin and


of this week’s music go to: soundboard.


What: Local children’s book

author signs copies of her new book “Kiki and the Statue of Liberty.” When: Sat. July 10, 2-4 p.m. Where: E. Shavers Bookstore , 326 Bull St. Cost: Free and open to the public


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

several local pet rescue agencies host this event featuring loads of lovable pets for adoption. Also, micro-chipping, vaccinations and more. When: Sat. July 10, 11 a.m.3 p.m. Where: Tails Spin , Habersham and 61st St. Info:

Author: Bess Chappas


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Forsyth Farmers Market

Savannah Local Food Collaborative hosts this weekly market featuring regionally grown, fresh food and food products. When: Sat. July 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: South end of Forsyth Park Cost: Free

Double Feature Nashville Benefit

What: Screenings of two classics - the comedy “Airplane!” and Burt Reynolds’ infamous “Smokey and the Bandit.” All proceeds benefit flood relief in Nashville. When: Sat. July 10, 2 p.m. 7:00 PM, Where: Lucas Theatre Cost: $10 Info:

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Author: Lynne Bendoly

What: Local children’s book author/il-

lustrator discusses her first book “Tabetha’s Crow,” followed by Q&A. Hosted by Savannah Writers’ Group. When: Tue. July 13, 7 p.m. Where: Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St. Cost: Free and open to the public


Wednesday 2 for 1 admission at Jepson

What: Celebrate Bastille Day with a

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Sand Gnats vs. Greenville Drive

What: The Gnats take on the Green-

ville Drive, an affiliate of the Red Sox for a five game series. When: Wed. July 14, 7 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. , Cost: $7-10 Info:

Film: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh aka Blade of The Ripper (1971, Italy) What: A stylish lost classic about a

serial killer in Vienna and a young woman with kinky obsessions. Never released in US. When: Wed. July 14, 8 p.m. Where: Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5 cs

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Arts: Ja Ja18 Visual hannes explores

Sunday in Savannah at the Beach Institute. by patrick rodgers

There are people in this town doing great things who in my opinion don’t get enough credit for what they do, generally because they’ve preferred to work outside the local good-ole-boy networks. I want to talk about a couple of them today. Dr. Ja Jahannes is, quite simply, one of the most interesting, delightful and knowledgeable people you’ll ever meet, and also one of my favorite people in town. A writer and a photographer, he is also quite conversant in politics, psychology and sociology, and is always good for an enlightening lesson in local history. Jahannes has been contributing in all these fields for many years, and his latest effort is a remarkable collection of photographs, “Sunday in Savannah,” now on display at the Beach Institute downtown. The photos largely deal with the sights and experiences of typical church services throughout Savannah’s African American community. A lot of people tend to focus on certain iconic aspects of local life, such as St. Patrick’s Day, SCAD, Paula Deen, ‘The Book,’ the port, the Landings, the military, Creative Coast, etc. But the African American churches are no less an influential part of life here, yet usually go strangely unremarked. Jahannes’ exhibit sheds light on what Martin Luther King Jr. famously called “the most segregated hour in America,” i.e., that time on Sunday morning when white people go to their churches and black people go to theirs.

The exhibit is now up at the Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Read Patrick Rodgers’ story about the exhibit in this issue. Many of you might know Bess Chappas from her efforts with the Savannah Story Spinners organization, a labor of love intended to keep alive the spirit and practice of storytelling in this increasingly digital, remote world. What not enough people know is that Chappas is also a successful children’s book author. Her first book, Kiki and the Red Shoes, tells the story of a six-year-old Greek girl who in 1939 receives an important gift from her aunt who has emigrated to America. Illustrated by Sandy Branam, the book is available locally and at online retailers. Chappas’ second book is out, a sequel of sorts called Kiki and the Statue of Liberty. Also illustrated by Branam, the second book tells the story of Kiki and her brother’s voyage to America and unite with the rest of her family. Chappas will be on hand at E. Shaver Bookseller downtown for a booksigning this Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Kudos to both these special Savannahians. cs

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A boat ride to where Truman meets Vernon One hot Thursday morning in June, Orlando Montoya, myself and eight other landlubbers gathered at Rodney Hall Boat Ramp at Skidaway Narrows (sometimes called Butterbean Beach) for a boat

trip to Vanishing Georgia. Our mission: to see the Vernon River, from the water, before the Truman Parkway cuts across it and changes it forever. “Here’s this river that’s right

A photo by Ja Jahannes from ‘Sunday in Savannah’ at the Beach Institute

here in my own backyard and I’ve never seen it,” said Montoya, our host and the idea man behind the boat ride, who took a stay–cation that week from his role as News Producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting. “I drive past the Vernon River every single day on the way to work. It’s behind the houses that you can just sort of glimpse. I wanted to see it before it was altered.” Earlier this year, construction began in earnest for the Truman Parkway’s fifth and final segment, connecting Whitfield Avenue to Abercorn Extension. Most of this segment will consist of an elevated roadway, or

a long bridge, across the Vernon River, one of the few remaining unbridged rivers in Chatham County, as well as its associated tidal creeks, hammocks and salt marsh. (Sticklers for detail will point out that Whitfield Avenue traverses a narrow feeder creek of the Vernon River about a half mile south of Montgomery Crossroad. Point taken.) Our guides for the morning were Captain Michael Neal of Bull River Cruises and his co–captain Heidi Hays. After Neal’s safe boating briefing (“If Captain Heidi puts on her life vest, that’s a good time to put on your life vest,”) we chugged west/southwest along Skidaway Narrows toward the

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Vernon River. Right away we passed Pigeon Island, the longtime home of a family of eagles in a high nest, pointed out to us by Neal and Hays. From the water, the geography of many seemingly isolated Savannah/Chatham neighborhoods snapped together like pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle. On the right appeared the close–together docks and houses of Burnside Island, as we approached where the Narrows meets the Vernon. Swinging north around the point onto the Vernon River, Beaulieu’s ancient trees and expansive lawns came into view, then another collection of Burnside houses of more recent construction. To the west, across the wide expanse of river and marsh, was a large land mass that appeared to be an undeveloped oasis. “What’s that?” I asked Neal, confused by the absence of civilization in the midst of so much development. “Rose Dhu Island,” said Neal. Of course it was. In the 1970s, as a summer Girl Scout camper at rustic Camp Low on Rose Dhu, our sole contact with the Boy Scouts at Camp Strachan on Burnside Island was exchanging flashlight signals across this very river, with little understanding of how far across the water those boys really were. These days, Camp Low is as rustic as ever, but Camp Strachan was sold decades ago and developed into the established neighborhood we’d just observed. After Rose Dhu came Coffee Bluff,

White Bluff and Vernonburg on the west, and Montgomery on the east. Neal told us about the freed slave community of Nicholsonboro, still thriving in Coffee Bluff, and the sunken Water Witch, a lost Civil War era ship recently discovered under ten feet of mud in nearby waters. On our journey we passed a rookery of endangered woodstorks; a working crabbing team pulling up traps; two shrimp boats with nets extended; a towering deep sea fishing boat; several dolphins; and two boats from the University of Georgia’s Marine Extension Service, loaded with school kids on an eco–adventure. Thirty minutes after launch, we arrived at a wide spot in the river, flanked on each side by gaps in the treeline, the first signs of preparation for the Truman Parkway. We floated while the engine idled, and just looked around at the openness of the water and marsh, and the distance the bridge would soon cross. This was the place we had come to see. “”I didn’t want my first view of the river to be at 60 miles an hour,“ said Montoya. ”There’s something to be said for slowing down and seeing the way things were before they’ve happened. This is your last chance to see the river before it’s altered. I think what people are going to notice is this huge highway coming across. “[The Truman] will help me get places faster. But at the same time you are losing this treasure and this view and this quiet. It’s a double edged sword.” cs

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20,000 pounds of food


A new start for the old hospital After last week’s City Council meeting, Wecco, the Charleston–based design–build firm responsible for local projects like the Starland Lofts and the Frogtown building, came another step closer to redeveloping the old Candler Hospital near the northeast end of Forsyth Park. Having received a recommendation for approval from the Metropolitan Planning Commission, Wecco principal William Cogswell was hoping for – and got – approval of two zoning amendments from mayor and council. The changes sought included changing the allowance for the total number of units allowed per acre in plots designated RIPD and the minimum lot size. Both changes were necessary for the company to carry out plans to renovate the former hospital into a mixed use development with one and two bedroom units on the upper stories. However, all plans are, at this point, tentative because no actual designs have been submitted to the MPC or council. During discussion prior to voting, Mayor Johnson and Alderman Jones expressed some concern about the potential impacts on the nearby Chatham apartment building in the future. The building was formerly part of the Candler complex, but had since been sold to different owners. “I would hate to see us try to do something good that would have a negative impact,” Johnson said plainly to Cogswell. “It’s called gentrification,” he added a few minutes later. Cogswell assured council that at the moment, they had no plans for the apartment building in question, but had spoken to the owners about potentially leasing parking spaces from them. Despite some additional discussion about the total number of parking spaces available for the potential development, all the zoning amendments passed.

Last week, a gold tractor trailer from DOT Foods stopped at the Second Harvest Food Bank on President Street to drop off a donation of 20,000 pounds of food. The donation is part of a national campaign to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary by donating over 270,000 pounds of food to 11 food banks across the country. According to local Second Harvest Executive Director Mary Jane Crouch, the food, which is enough to serve 15,000 meals, arrives at a time when the organization could use the help. “This is a time of year when food drives slow down,” Crouch says. “Children are out of school and not getting that meal, so we try to step up.” In addition to food bank, Second Harvest also runs programs that help deliver groceries to seniors in need, as well as the Kids Café, which provides meals to thousands of youth in dozens of counties across Southeast Georgia.

Pedal power The push to improve bicycle and foot traffic in the city and across the county is taking another step forward this month. The Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is responsible for transportation planning in Chatham County, is inviting the public to take part in two surveys that will help decide the priorities for bicyclists and pedestrians across the county. The survey covers questions about how often respondents use bicycles and sidewalks, where they ride or walk, what types of facilities they’d like to see created and what obstacles exist that keep them from riding or walking more often. The goal is to “identify a network to focus on and figure out where demand is,” according to Jane Love with the Metropolitan Planning Commission. They hope to have input from across the spectrum of users “to provide improvements for everyone.” If you want to make your voice heard on non–motorized matters across the county, there is an online survey available (, or you can call Love to answer the survey by phone (912–651–1443). The deadline to take the survey is July 22, and once all the responses have been gathered they’ll be used to create a set of recommendations for potential solutions and new facilities next year. cs

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An officer on patrol observed a red Ford Mustang speeding northbound on White Bluff Rd. and driving erratically. The officer turned on his sirens and began pursuit.

The vehicle pulled behind a shopping center and the officer was able to pull in front of the car. After exiting his vehicle, the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle’s front window, which was down. The driver handed over his driver’s license but acted nervously. The officer asked the driver to step out of the car and put his hands on the roof. He asked the driver whether he had any “knives, guns, bazookas or anything like that.” The driver responded, “Do I look like I have any knives, guns or bazookas on me? You can search me. You won’t find anything.”

While being patted down for weapons, the driver said “Go ahead and search me, search my car. I want you to find something in it.” The officer noted that the man’s eyes appeared to be red and glassy. Once he had cuffed the driver due to his behavior, the officer began to search the vehicle. At this point, the driver said the officer could search him but not his car. He was told that the strong odor of marijuana constituted probable cause for a search, and then became quiet. The officer found a grinder that had green, leafy bits in it and smelled like weed. The driver was arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence, Possession of a Drug–Related Object and Driving Too Fast for Conditions. The driver then had blood drawn for a state chemical test. He was transported to CCDC and the vehicle was towed. • While on patrol an officer saw a man standing on the corner of 39th and Jefferson with an open container. While questioning the subject, he became upset and told the officer “I am 32 and a grown-ass man.” The subject than began to chug his beer and throwing the can on the ground

in front of the officer. The officer asked him for his name and identification. He dismounted the bicycle he’d been sitting on and approached the officer saying “Why the f**k are you profiling me for. F**k this.” The officer asked the man to step back and answer the questions. The officer then tried to cuff the man who said “Do you know I can kill you?” At that point, the man was placed under arrest and charged with open container, obstruction and misdemeanor assault. He was not, however, charged with littering. He requested his bike be locked to a nearby pole before being transported to CCDC. • An officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of East Park Avenue in reference to a burglary. Officers spoke with the woman who lived at the residence. She said she came home and found that someone had entered her residence and taken several items, including a video game system, a flat screen TV and several hundred dollars in cash. The suspects entered through the

back door, which had been unlocked. The victim stated the door is often unlocked because of the dog. The dog had been shut in the bathroom by the suspects. After canvassing the area, a neighbor told police that she had seen two young men in the backyard passing items over the fence. Forensics was notified. • An officer was on foot patrol in the area of Frasier Homes when he heard loud yelling coming from nearby. He located the commotion at a residence which had a history of loud gatherings. The officer found eight people drinking beer and listening to a stereo that had been moved outside. The resident was given a verbal warning that the party was too loud and all non–residents were asked to leave. They complied. cs Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020

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spacecraft known as the Boeing X–37 emdash a NASA project taken over by DARPA circa 2004 emdash was successfully launched into orbit in April. Resembling a miniature space shuttle, the X–37 has inspired plenty of speculation about its intended role: Advanced temporary satellite? Satellite repair vehicle? Mobile weapons platform? DARPA has had its share of flops and boondoggles. The 9/11 attacks prompted a couple: (1) an Information Awareness Office, which would have snooped into everything from medical records to e–mails without a search warrant looking for terrorists, and (2) a IAO offshoot called FutureMAP, designed to harness the power of the free market to predict terrorist activity emdash essentially an online futures–trading game allowing the public to bet on when and where the next attack would occur. Both programs were killed after Congress squawked, although some IAO projects were just transferred to other agencies. DARPA also spent years trying to develop a futuristic super bomb using the metal hafnium that could double as a power source for Strategic Defense Initiative lasers. Based on the irreproducible results of some Texas researchers who claimed they produced gamma rays using a dental X–ray machine and a styrofoam cup, the project was ridiculed by the scientific community as contrary to the laws of physics and wound up wasting millions of dollars. I promised I wouldn’t spill about DARPA’s most secret ongoing projects, so I’ll have to disappoint you there. But even the ones that have been made public sound like science fiction: • Implanting circuits into beetles to remotely control them. • Powered armor exoskeletons for infantry, as envisioned in the 1959 Robert Heinlein novel Starship Troopers, the Iron Man movies, etc. • Flying cars. Yes, we’ve been hearing about these since roughly the time the Cubs last won the World Series. DARPA’s 2010 budget request lists hundreds of projects totaling just over $3 billion, peanuts compared to the overall defense budget of nearly two–thirds of a trillion dollars. But cost doesn’t correlate with coolness. Take powered armor –– if I weren’t on the phone all day with Orszag, BP, and those guys, I’d work on that one for free. cs

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A severe but underappreciated American drug problem (sometimes deadly and often expensive) is patients’ failure to take prescribed medications -- even to save their own lives (such as with anti-coagulants or cholesterolregulating statins). In recent pilot programs, according to a June New York Times report, compliance rates have been significantly improved -- by giving patients money ($50 to $100 a month, sometimes more) if they remember to take their drugs. Data show that, indeed, such compliance subsidies reduce society’s overall health care costs by preventing expensive hospital admissions. Beyond health care costs is the social benefit when violent schizophrenics take their meds and refrain from attacking people.

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“Music for Dogs,” an arrangement likely to have been largely unmelodious to humans, who generally cannot hear such high pitches, but of more interest to dogs, who can. (Dogs were permitted in the audience, but news reports were inconclusive about their level of enjoyment.) • Many jihadist recruiting pitches are dry and pious, but in May, the Somali activist Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, 26, who was born in Alabama, began streaming Internet rap “music” videos to encourage warrior sign-ups. (Sample verse: “It all started out in Afghanistan / When we wiped the oppressors off the land / The Union crumbled and tumbled / Humbled, left them mumbled / Made a power withdraw and cower.”) Actually, there was no music but merely al-Amriki singing, presumably because in the version of Islam favored by Somali jihadists, “music” is not permitted. • West Virginia’s Division of Culture and History announced in June it would hold a state-sponsored art exhibition, showcasing the state’s arts talent. Until now, the state has refused such projects because the last one, in 1963, turned out badly. The grand prize that year, supposedly representing the character and tradition of the state, went to “West Virginia Moon,” which was a collection of broken boards and a screen door.

• Labor unions’ sweet, recessionproof contract with the New York City area’s severely cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority last year provided 8,074 blue-collar workers (conductors, engineers, repairmen, etc.) with six-figure compensation, including about 50 who earned $200,000 or more. Researchers cited by The New York Times in April found that one Long Island Rail Road conductor made $239,148, about $4,000 more than the A Professional All the Way MTA’s chief financial officer and about In May, the chief media spokesman $48,000 short of being the highest-paid of the Nye County, Nev., sheriff ’s office, person in the entire system. Included Det. David Boruchowitz, announced in some of the fat payouts for LIRR to the press the arrest of a man charged locomotive engineers was special “penwith burglary and assault. The suspect’s alty” pay (about $94,600 in one case) name, he reported, was Det. David for engineers who are required to move Boruchowitz. The chief investigator a train to a different location from its on the case, Det. Boruchowitz told normal assignment. reporters, was Det. David Boruchow• Arizona (viewed by some as harditz. (Three days later, the charges were hearted for its April law stepping up its dropped, but that announcement was vigilance for illegal immigrants) showed made by someone else.) a soft side recently, implementing a $1.25 million federal grant that it beFine Points of the Law lieves will save the lives of at least • In Rehoboth Beach, Del., it five squirrels a year. The state’s is illegal for men and women 250 endangered Mount Graham It’s the to publicly reveal their genitals red squirrels risk becoming economy, and for women to reveal their roadkill on Route 366 near stupid! breasts, but Police Chief Keith Pima, and the state is building Banks, confronted in June a rope bridge for them to add with complaints about some to several existing tunnels. beachgoers flouting their shapely breasts, said there was Great Art! nothing he could do. Banks said • At a June concert in the offenders were actually biologiAustralia’s Sydney Opera House, cal males in the midst of hormonal American musicians Laurie transgendering. As Banks explained, Anderson and Lou Reed per“(T)hey had male genitalia. formed Anderson’s 20-minute, Therefore, they were not guilty of very-high-pitched composition,

a crime.” • In April, Prince Edward Island (Canada) judge John Douglas acquitted minor league hockey player Chris Doyle of assaulting his former girlfriend, though Doyle had arrived at her home uninvited, had annoyed and berated her, and would not leave. The girlfriend was injured when Doyle punched a door, causing it to smash against her face, but Judge Douglas accepted that Doyle honestly did not know she was behind the door. Said the judge, “If he was charged with being a colossal asshole, I would find him guilty. Of ‘assault causing bodily harm,’ I find him not guilty.”

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• Russia: On television in May, the governor of the Russian republic of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, recounted that he had been abducted in a spaceship in 1997 and forced to communicate with aliens telepathically, and later entertained some in his apartment. One opponent seized the moment and called for an inquiry into whether Ilyumzhinov had telepathically spilled government secrets while under the aliens’ spell. Then, former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov announced he would challenge Ilyumzhinov for the position of head of the World Chess Federation (which Ilyumzhinov has been since 1993), but yet another Russian chess icon, Arkady Dvorkovich (who is President Medvedev’s chief economic adviser), said he still backed Ilyumzhinov because of the latter’s superior managerial talent. • Florida: (1) While still chairman of the Florida Republican Party, Jim Greer was revealed to have ordered the continuous shuttling of emergency “notes” to him during a Republican National Committee meeting, and according to an April Orlando Sentinel profile, the “notes” were all blank. A Florida RNC official concluded that Greer was simply trying to make himself appear important to his colleagues. (In June, Greer was indicted on six felony counts related to raiding the state party’s treasury.) (2) At a forum in May for county school board aspirants in Orlando, candidate John Mark Coney took the floor to read passages from the Bible and then to emphasize his suitability for office by announcing that he, at age 53, is a virgin. cs By chuck shepherd UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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The return of a Savannah favorite. Boston–based Miss Tess is one of those uber–retro swing–jazz singers with a smoky voice that rolls along seductively within the contours of clarinet, standup bass and jazz guitar chord rhythms. “I don’t even feel like I’m a jazz musician sometimes,” she told us last year. “I just write songs, and that’s the repertoire I draw from. But I’m so far from a lot of modern jazz artists.” What she is, is evolving: On Darling, Oh Darling, her most recent recorded outing, many of the Divine Miss T’s self–penned tunes are stylistically akin to the old–time country of early k.d. lang, or the Dust Bowl–balladry of Gillian Welch. “I like that we’re eclectic,” she said of her band, the Bon Ton Parade. “It gives us the opportunity to cross over and reach different listeners, too. Now people think our eclectic nature is cool. I mean, I got ‘Outstanding Folk Artist of the Year’ in Boston. Oh! I guess I’m a folk artist.” Listen & learn: www.misstessmusic. com. At 8 p.m. Monday, July 12 at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.


If you want to hear acoustic music performed by the very best acoustic musicians, you’ll do no better than this return appearance by Tony Williamson, an absolute master of the mandolin, his flat–picking guitar sidekick Jeff Autry, and smokin’ fiddler Aubrey Haynie. They are unspeakably good. Williamson was mentored by the legendary Jethro Burns (of Homer and Jethro fame), and was a member of the (also legendary) Bluegrass Alliance (Vince Gill, Sam Bush and Tony Rice were in that group, too, at different times).




As funk, jazz and the passionate pulse of electronica inevitably find their way into the hearts and minds (and digits) of jam–band musicians, the simple old–school lineup of guitar, bass, drums and a Hammond B3 is giving way to an expanded and limitless school of thought. That’s the stock–in–trade of Zoogma, performing at the Live Wire July 9. A quintet from Oxford, Miss., Zoogma turns jamming on its free–styling ear with prominent keyboards and synthesizers – the band throws jazz fusion, prog rock and pure psychedelia into the already rock–solid mix. In the beginning, says keeper of the keys Preston Boutot, “it was definitely a lot more jammy and rock. We would cover Phish, some Perpetual Groove. We covered a lot of funk stuff, and progressively started writing our own material and pulled from all sorts of genres, and put it into one thing.” Zoogma also has one of the coolest high–tech light shows in the South. “Probably within six months of the start of the band, we bought our first light rig,” Boutot explains. “It wasn’t anything to brag about at all! But it kinda put us in our own category, because none of the other bands anywhere – local bands or regional bands – had a light rig. “We slowly added a few things to it, then we He’s not strictly a bluegrass player, though – swing jazz, gypsy, pop and even classical music are part of his fat and fancy resume. With a light touch, a sweet tone and a masterful ear, Williamson is one of those players you’ll talk about for weeks afterwards. Listen & learn:

upgraded to what we have now. It’s part of the whole atmosphere of what we do. We’re definitely a late–night kind of band, a dance and party thing.” There’s a good bit of improvisation going on up there on the stage. Says Boutot: “Almost every song we play has certain points where it’s like ‘This is the structure of the song, and at this point in the song, after we do this thing, this thing and this thing, we throw all that aside and we go into a jam.’ Much of the credit goes to drummer Matt Harris. “He’s definitely the backbone,” Boutot says. “Especially the whole improv thing, it’d be a bit dry without somebody like him pushing us to new places. “With Matt, he’ll pull out some groove or some beat that we’ve never even heard before, and it’s like ‘Oh! This is cool. I don’t know what I’m gonna do with it, but here goes nothing.” Listen & learn: www. At 10 p.m. Friday, July 9 at Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St. $8. At 8 p.m. Friday, July 9 at Randy Wood Guitars, 1304 E. Highway 80, Bloomingdale. $25.


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This sort of retro hippie–ness in the year 2010 might seem a quaint anachronism until you realize that the music made by this seemingly ragtag band of gypsies is exceptional. Performed on guitar, piano, accordion, trumpet, mandolin and whatever else works, it’s folky, poppy and reggae–fied, and once you hear it, it becomes much more difficult to dismiss the band as peacenik poseurs, stuck in the ‘60s, man. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros arrive at the Trustees Theatre

Sunday, on the final leg of a massive tour that’s taken them to Coachella, Bonnaroo, and all points north, south and in between. Against all odds, this L.A.–based band – there are between 9 and 12 members, depending on who got on the bus that morning – has become a great American success story. The album, Up From Below, never came close to cracking the Billboard Top 100, but it’s been embraced by a vast community of music lovers none-


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You often describe the band as a “family.” It sounds like, oh, everybody lives together in a big house, and you eat together ... Christian Letts: Most of the recording of the album was breaking bread first, and then going into the studio ... Alex is my brother, you know? We’ve been best friends since we were 3. Niko (guitar) and Airin (bass) have the same kind of relationship. I’ve known the drummer for about 16 years. And there’s a lot of people that I just met, but I feel like in other lives we were related somehow. So I definitely do feel like we’re a family. We have our ups and downs like a family – we fight like a family sometimes, and we love like a family, it’s pretty cool. But such tight traveling with your family ... sometimes I imagine you just don’t feel like it, and you have to put on your “professional” hat and just get on the bus. Christian Letts: Man, this is a hell of a job. I mean, that’s kind of a ridiculous word to call it. But playing music for a living, man. Sometimes it’s hard, but we’re traveling around, getting to see the fuckin’ country, having a blast. And we’re playing music – what’s better than


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Nobody criticizes the music, but people sometimes write you off as “a bunch of hippies on a bus,” and you’ve been called “cultish.” How do you react to that stuff?

Christian Letts: Alex had a lot of the songs on this album before we all kind of got together. Then there were some songs, we were having dinner, or having a glass of wine, hanging out and strumming something. Like “Up From Below,” probably within 45 minutes we had a song start to finish. It a changes every night–type vibe. When it happens, it happens.

Christian Letts: I don’t really give a shit, honestly. I don’t even read those things. One I did read, which was hilarious, somebody wrote “Somebody please shoot the Edward Sharpe bus. This is the most untalented group of people.” It was the most hateful thing, but it was so hateful that it became really funny. We were like “Wow, we really affected this guy to the point of wanting to shoot us. And print it.” It’s pretty hilarious. In a grand sort of Barbara Walters way, I’ll ask: Is there a message to your shows? Is there “Here’s what we want you to take away”? Christian Letts: I don’t know if there’s a message. Love, forgiveness, happiness? I mean, as cheesy as that sounds, these are all good things. And it reaches me – hey, I’ve learned a lot from being a part of this project. I’m learning a lot of things I hadn’t confronted before, and giving a lot of forgiveness to important people in my life that I had not given that to. That’s what I’ve come to. It’s funny, because there are people that you don’t expect to bug out at these shows, and they’re fucking going nuts! And all of a sudden they’re like, “Wait a minute? Is this silly?” But you know what? It’s kind of fun to be silly. It’s kind of fun to act like a child. You have one co–songwriting credit on the album, for the song “Jade.” Many of the others contributed to other songs. How does the songwriting process work

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Does Alex have the ultimate word, or is everyone’s opinion valued? Christian Letts: Everybody’s opinion is definitely valued. We all have different tastes in music, but we all have same kind of view – when it’s done, we kind of all know. There’s some debate sometimes, like “Oh, I like that mix better than the other one,” we kind of go back and forth on a couple things. But we’re all very respectful of the art, you know? Of the piece of work that we’re doing. It’s cool that you have a trumpet in the band. Sometimes it’ll be “Here’s where the guitar solo comes in,” but instead it’s a trumpet. How does that change the dynamic of things for the musicians? Christian Letts: I love the trumpet, man. He gives it that kind of Sergio Leone, Ennio Morricone–type vibe, like a Spaghetti Western vibe. It’s really a great sound, especially for the way he plays it for the songs we’re playing. I feel like I can feel a big plain around us, a large, open desert or something. It’s really cinematic; it really helps everything crescendo. It’s pretty cool. And he’s a fucking hell of a trumpet player, as well. What’s next for the band? Christian Letts: We’re on tour for another month and a half, and then hopefully we’ll start recording the next album in September. That’s what I’m thinking. Take a month or two off. We’ve got a couple one–offs, but we’re not on the road like we have been for the past year. What a ride. Christian Letts: Yeah, man. It’s a great ride. CS Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Where: Trustees Theatre, 216 E. Broughton St. When: At 8 p.m. Sunday, July 11 Tickets: $22 advance, $25 day of show Online:,

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Photos from Jahannes’ series capture the diversity of religious experience in Savannah

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Dr. Ja Jahannes documents local church culture for new photo exhibit at the Beach Institute by Patrick Rodgers |

Sundays might happen once a week, but the process of documenting church services across the city was a project more than a decade in the making for local professor Ja Jahannes, whose exhibit “Sunday in Savannah” opened at the Beach Institute last week. For Jahannes, who taught behavioral analysis and psychology, the project was a personal passion rather than an academic pursuit. The inspiration first struck about 16 years ago when Jahannes, who is also recently retired as minister at Abyssinia Baptist Church, was invited to take part in a service at the Royal Church of Christ. While there, he saw an 80 year old woman playing the washboard, something he hadn’t seen since his childhood. “There are some practices in these churches that are dying out,” he says. “I thought someone needed to document that.”

The task proved much more difficult than simply pressing a button on a camera though. At first, Jahannes approached his friend, local photo legend Jack Leigh, about collaborating on the project, with Leigh behind the lens and Jahannes researching the cultural and anthropological sides. “Jack thought it was a great idea, and we’d talk about it every 6 months, but it never went anywhere because he had his own projects,” remembers Jahannes. He then tried to recruit the talent of his wife, photographer Clara Agüero, who didn’t assist with shooting, but later helped curate what has become

“Sunday in Savannah,” choosing the most telling of more than 1,500 photos taken by Jahannes over a nine month period in 2007. While not every photo is of impeccable quality to the discerning eye – even those that are slightly blurred or grainy capture the energy and passion of the moment, and the body of work as a whole undoubtedly accomplishes Jahannes goal of creating a visual document of the city’s church culture and traditions. “My intent with the whole presentation was for individuals to learn another way of documenting and preserving their heritage for today’s generation and tomorrow’s,” explains Jahannes. “I didn’t intend to become a photographer.” To capture the culture visually – from the dramatic, colorful attire to the stoic architecture – helps make it more accessible to people, harkening back to the old adage a picture is worth 1,000 words. It is faster and more approach-

able to document something like this photographically than it is to try and translate the history and significance of a practice through words. “It’s a lot easier to look at photographs with explanations of them than to talk about we did this in this year and that in that year,” says Jahannes. “The photo–documentary process is really suited for this.” Jahannes had one particular advantage over more experienced shutterbugs who’ve tried to capture similar subject matter – his experience as a minister allowed him to move around during church services without disturbing the ceremonies or congregation members. “Being a minister myself, I do know how to move about during those sacred parts of the service without disturbing them,” he explains. His insider knowledge pays remarkable dividends when it comes to the subject matter. The show demonstrates an incredible

There are some practices in these churches that are dying out. I thought someone needed to document that. boy saw that I was taking pictures and he posed. He was very confident in himself. That’s what church is for for the young people.” Intermingled with the shots of church–goers are the structures themselves – exterior shots of several local churches that show how places of worship are as architecturally diverse as the people and practices within them. In one particularly telling juxtaposition, a shot of the very traditional looking church of St. Philip Monumental A.M.E. hangs next to an image of the more modern façade of the Resurrection of our Lord Catholic Church. Even after shooting more than 1,500 images, Jahannes doesn’t see himself as a photographer. “In terms of the history and the culture, they’re not the world’s best pho-

tographs, but it’s certainly worth noting the church,” he says. For him, the goal of the project was not to create an exhibit of fine art, but to document the city’s unique church culture so that it can be preserved for future generations. “Savannah is a deeply religious community,” says Jahannes. “The church really is a major repository of the culture – spiritual culture, historical culture, material culture and social culture.” His decision to take matters – and a camera – into his own hands stemmed from the imperative to document traditions that may be fading. “The lady I told you about that excited the whole project, the next time I was invited back to that church she was deceased,” he says, explaining why the woman with the washboard who

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range from quiet, spiritually intimate moments – like “Solemn Prayer” wherein a 99 year old parishioner sits alone in a pew, head bowed – to the boisterous passion and praise that are the hallmark of so many traditionally African American churches in the South – and evident in the photo “Bringin’ Down the House,” a close up shot of Sister Barbara Pinkney in the midst of belting out a powerful song with the congregation behind her frozen in poses of praise and exultation. Whether its candidness of the photos’ subject matter, or the post–reality–TV skepticism of the 21st Century, the easy assumption is that many of the shots were posed, but Jahannes says that he set out to capture people and places as they were without interfering. “I had made it a dictum in my mind that I wouldn’t take any posed pictures,” he says. There is an exception to every rule, however, and one posed image did make it into the exhibit. “Out of all the images that I took, there was only one image that was actually posed,” Jahannes says. “A little


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Six months after the latest round of funereal predictions for Savannah’s theater community, things are alive, well – and delightfully vigorous. Two new shows debut this week – one a reading of an extremely contemporary (and nerve–shattering) drama, the other a re–telling of a 60–year–old who–dun–it, the longest–lived and best–loved example of that evergreen stage genre. There’s more to come this summer – stick with Connect on that subject – but for now, the lights are coming up on The Collective Face and the Masquers of Armstrong Atlantic State University. Cold–blooded The Collective Face first showed its face in May, with a production of the British drama Enchanted April at New Covenant Church. At the moment, the organization includes just its three founders – David Poole, Kristen Long and Richie Cook – but the idea is to bring together as

many like–minded individuals as possible. Object: Collaboration. “We’re hoping to attract people who want to work with us as actors, as directors, as designers,” Long says. “Because it is a collective. We want to make sure that lots of local artists, from different disciplines, know that they’re welcome with us and that we’re certainly seeking their talents.” Onstage this weekend at Muse Arts Warehouse (formerly Indigo Arts) is Bryony Lavery’s 2004 Tony–winning drama Frozen. It’s a staged reading, not a full production. “A big part of it is we’re just trying to get our name out in the community, and we thought that this would be a really good way to draw in new audience members, and to do some contemporary plays that are kind of different from what we started with.” Another reason to keep Frozen stripped–down: Full productions cost money, more money than the Collective Face has in the coffers at the

moment. Two more readings are on the books for later in the summer, with the next full–scale play, The Little Foxes, scheduled for fall. “David, Richie and I were all in the MFA program at SCAD, in performing arts,” Long says. “And we love Savannah. We wanted to stay here, and we thought the theater community could really use another production company.” Poole is directing the readings of Frozen, which tells the story – via the perspectives of three different characters – of the brutal murder of a young British girl. “It’s not for the faint of heart,” Long advises. “It’s very compelling and it’s very edgy, but it’s very cathartic, too. It causes one to step back and look at one’s concept of forgiveness and morality. It’s a very thought–provoking play.” And the killer is ... Across town at Jenkins Hall on the campus of Armstrong Atlantic State University, the Masquers troupe is staging The Mousetrap, Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, a warhorse of the community theater stage since the early 1950s. In fact, The Mousetrap – the tale of a young couple, a police detective and a bunch of eccentrics holed


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Opposite: AASU’s The Mousetrap. Above: The three faces of Frozen.

up in a spooky old English country hotel – is still playing on London’s West End. It is officially the world’s longest continuously–running play. “During the summer, we try to put up family–friendly shows, basically summer stock,” says AASU director Peter Mellen. “Just ‘go, have a good time, enjoy yourself.’ And this is the classic summer stock piece.” Mellen’s student actors, by and large, weren’t familiar with the twisty ins and outs of The Mousetrap. “They’ve heard of Agatha Christie, but they haven’t necessarily ever seen this particular play,” he says. “So it was actually kind of fun during the initial read–through with the cast, because they didn’t know who–dun–it until they read it!” Christie’s play was the boilerplate for virtually every staged who–dun–it to come. With its expert blending of humor, horror and suspense, Mellen explains, it’s the perfect acting exercise for young thespians. “If you’ve ever seen a classic Alfred Hitchcock, you know he uses humor to set up the scary stuff,” he says. “And the scary stuff is scarier because he gave you a laugh beforehand. It’s a very fine line, but if you’re going to be a good actor,

you really need to be able to walk that line.” Because there have been more than 42,000 performances in London alone, a movie version and countless community theater productions, there probably aren’t too many theater–lovers who haven’t experienced the snap of The Mousetrap. “Interestingly enough,” says Mellen, my mom was a huge Agatha Christie fan. And I would notice that she’d be reading an Agatha Christie mystery, and I’d say ‘You’ve already read that!’ “And she’d say, ‘Yeah, but I don’t remember how it ends.’” CS Frozen Where: Muse Arts Warehouse, 703D Louisville Road When: At 8 p.m. July 9 and 10 Tickets: $5 Information: (912) 713–1137 Online:   The Mousetrap Where: Jenkins Hall, AASU campus, 11935 Abercorn St. When: At 7:30 p.m. July 8–10, 15–17; 3 p.m. July 11 and 18 Tickets: $10 Information: (912) 344–2801

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A pair of wines from this Napa Valley producer caught my attention last week – a red and a white. Waterstone 2007 Merlot is a single varietal bottling – with grapes coming from the cool weather hillsides of Carneros and the warmer floor of relatively tiny Chiles Valley AVA. I was impressed by the body and character of this nicely priced (about $18) Merlot. It’s dusty once you work past the sweet cherry, blackberry and plum flavors. Low Yield vines help deliver intensity; an oak regimen of 18 months in about one–third new French oak barrels adds hints of toasty oak. My co–tasters and I agreed it’s a lot of Merlot for the money – and a real bargain considering only about 1,400 cases are produced. I don’t give much ink to Chardonnay – there are so many bottlings and so few that rise to the top. Waterstone 2008 Chardonnay is one that ascends the peak to claim its rewards. This is an oaked Chardonnay, which sends plenty of wine drinkers running. Fear not. Two– and three–year–old oak barrels lend mere hints of toastiness to this fruit driven Chardonnay. Again, Carneros AVA delivers the fruit in a year when crops were plagued by frost, then soaring temperatures. Expect citrus, pear and green apple profiles on the palate – and a lingering finish that delivers a mere whisper of oak. Priced at around $18, just under 1,400 cases were produced.

Denver Master Distiller Todd Leopold has caught the attention of critics and gin lovers alike with his small-batch Leopold’s Gin. Every summer, I go on the hunt for another great gin to create the ubiquitous Savannah summer refresher – and Leopold’s earns my nod. The hand–labeled, hand–numbered bottles come from a 40–gallon still. Botanicals are infused in separate pots – and the gin is blended from those single botanical batches to insure each bottling is Leopold’s best work. For those who are turned off by the typical juniper character of gin, Leopold’s may just convert you with its orange and pummelo fruit essences.

A reputation as big as Texas Head south from Denver and sooner or later you’ll find Texas’ first legal distillery. Poke around Austin and sooner or later you’ll bump into Tito Beveridge, the namesake and founder of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Six distillings in small copper stills means Tito’s is super clear, smooth drinking and riding a tsunami of attention fueled by a devoted cult following. I blind tasted Tito’s against three other premium vodkas and nailed it as my No. 1 choice – it’s silky, clean tasting and elegantly balanced. Its character lends itself to making your own infusions and flavorings – recipes for which can be found on the website, titosvodka. com. cs

Umami, the ‘fifth flavor’: Umami Asian Kitchen

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Nah, you didn’t miss a drawing for a gift card to stand online at The Lady and Sons. But you will miss a ground floor opportunity to be first among your friends to sample Umami in 12 Oaks Shopping Center. Ever since Semolina closed – and it was marginal at best – a disappointing stream of restaurants filled this spacious slot in the near Southside diverse and attractive little center. Now, Umami has filled that gap – and delivers some rock star spice, made–to–order Pan Asian dishes and brings a decidedly different vibe. My wok–fired Spicy Orange with Chicken stir fry was hot, spicy, (as billed) and a hearty enough portion that I almost wished I had passes on sharing an order of Vietnamese Basil Rolls and and bamboo steamer packed with a quartet of Shanghai dumplings. The quick fried chicken was accompanied by seared onions, red bell pepper and snow peas; a side of Jasmine rice made the meal. The basil rolls were crunchy fresh with rice, carrots and, of course, basil – all tied together with a savory peanut dipping sauce. Umami, the so–called fifth flavor, stands tall in the restaurant’s sauces – which are made in house. The same peanut sauce accompanied the dumplings – doughy wontons steamed and served filled with pork and fresh ginger. On a second visit, I equally enjoyed the wok dish called Sesame – a version of sesame chicken in a rich Hoisin sauce. Know that spicy dishes have not been “Savannah–ized” and dumbed-down – you will break a sweat. A cool collection of exotic teas are among drink options – the restaurant will be getting a beer and wine license in the next few days. Oh, it’s not fast food...but a sit down restaurant that offers meals to languish over, including a variety of noodle bowls, curries, soups and salads – with lots of vegetarian options, including tofu. 12 Oaks Shopping Center/692–1411

So long, goddess

Eos, the day–welcoming goddess of dawn, smiled on her namesake restaurant on Habersham Street for more than two years.The last Sunday of June, owner Shelley Smith sent her packing. Faced with too few seats and too much rent in a new lease, Smith reluctantly pulled the plug. It was an easy business decision but a tough emotional call. The good news is that Smith can now focus her attention purely on Eos’ sister restaurant, Sol, right down the street. Here, Johnny Baker III had a proven winner with his Queeny’s A Go–Go. With Smith on target, she should take Sol to the next level – and get a running chance to be a success with plenty of seats, lots of parking and a full service bar.

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This week, the Coastal Danse Collective gets site-specific by Bill DeYoung |

Technically, what Caitlin Dutton’s doing with her Coastal Danse Collective is called interdisciplinary arts – combining movement, music and visual art, in public places, in order to create something fresh and unexpected. She has a more casual description: Hit–and–run art. “What I’m hoping to do is to basically create art as if it happens out of nowhere,” Dutton says. “I want to attack downtown Savannah with as much art as possible in the span of a week, and see what happens.” Here’s what to expect: Six young dancers – including Dutton herself – will materialize at “site–specific” locations all over the city, several times a day, and perform 5–minutes works. There are two musicians in the collective, and one of the dancers is also an illustrator. “So it’s gonna happen in the blink of an eye,” Dutton adds. “You’re not going to know quite what to think of it at first. Until you see it again somewhere else.” An Army brat who settled in Savannah as a child, Dutton began dancing with the organization Ballet South, then spent four years studying with the prestigious Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College in New York. Since then, she has choreographed and performed all over the United States, and in Great Britain.

But Savannah has never been far from her thoughts. “When I was at Purchase, I witnessed so many new things that I never would have seen in Savannah,” Dutton says. “And I want to share it with my hometown. I want them to be as well–versed in the arts as I am. “If you’re on the subway in New York, there’s music happening all the time, there’s art everywhere.” One of her mentors, choreographer Lauri Stallings, is doing similar things in Atlanta. And that inspired her. “I worked with her this past summer, and throughout the school year,” Dutton explains. “She’s doing site–specific all over the place and really transforming Atlanta. And I figure if they can do it, why can’t we?” CS Coastal Danse Collective Tuesday, July 6: 11:30 a.m., River Street; 3 p.m., Forsyth Park Fountain; 8:30 p.m., Ellis Square Wednesday, July 7: 11:30 a.m., Forsyth Park Fountain; 3 p.m., Forsyth Park Field; 8:30 p.m., Ellis Square Thursday, July 8: 11:30 a.m., River Street; 3 p.m.: Forsyth Park Fountain; 6 p.m.: Forsyth Park Field Friday, July 9: 11:30 a.m., Ellis Square; 3 p.m.: Johnson Square; 6 p.m.: City Market Saturday, July 10: 11:30 a.m., River Street; 3 p.m.: Johnson Square; 6 p.m.: City Market

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Work by Jack Metcalf is up at Seed Eco Lounge illustrious career capturing intimate moments and pastoral scenes. Runs through 9/19. Telfair Museum of Art, Response to Nature — Renowned watercolorist P.A. Kessler will showcase her work, which pays homage to a long tradition of botanical painting that dates back to

the 16th century. Greer Gallery - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, http://www.artshhi. com/ Sunday in Savannah — A collection of photos by Dr. Ja Jahannes documenting the diverse array practices and cultural heritage found in African American religious worship across Savannah.

Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. , Taiwan Sublime — Four Taiwanese photographers capture Taiwan’s natural beauty, performing arts, spirituality and daily life in their home country. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery , 9 W. Henry St. , http://www.

Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography and Paris — Through vintage photographs, films, books, and period ephemera, Twilight Visions explores the city of Paris as the literal and metaphoric base of Surrealism during the 1920s and 30s. Runs through Oct. 10. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. , http://www. cs

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The Beaufort Water Festival Ordinarily, the goings–on in Beaufort don’t attract a lot of attention down Savannah way. But the 2010 Beaufort Water Festival — July 16–25 — has a couple of entertainment options that bear discussing. These are acts that I, personally, wouldn’t mind seeing on a Savannah stage. But Beaufort it is, and the Water Festival, with its family fishing tournament, sea kayak races, fireworks, air show and Corn Hole Tournament (it’s not what you think) is the closest thing to a summertime family fair we’ll get within quite a few miles. On to the entertainment. Performing on Saturday, July 17 is country singer Jake Owen. He’s a native of Vero Beach, Fla., who grew up playing golf (!) and tennis with his best childhood chum, Mardy Fish (a professional tennis player who won the silver at the 2004 Olympics). Owen, whose real first name is Josh, turned to singing and songwriting less than a decade ago after an injury forced him to give up on his dreams of professional golf (for which he’d actually received a scholarship). Turns out he was good at it – way good, in fact – and he was signed to RCA Records shortly after he first arrived in Nashville, hat in hand. His hits include “Yee Haw,” Somethin’ About a Woman,“ ”Startin’ With Me“ and ”Don’t Think I Can’t Love You.” He’s also known for a cool version of “Life

in a Northern Town,” cut with Sugarland and Little Big Town. Although he’s only 28 years old, Owen is one of those “old souls” that pass through country’s ranks every once in a while. I’ve seen his live show several times, and along with that youthful energy (and the kind of hunky good looks the girls go for), he has the baritone voice of a young Haggard or Twitty. His records do not do him justice. Owen performs at 8 p.m. in Waterfront Park, with Savannah’s Chuck Courtenay Band opening. Concert tickets are $20. There’s something going on in the park every night – from a local talent show to an act called “Parrots of the Caribbean.” On Thursday, July 22, you can get a low country supper for $15, with a concert performance by the Atlanta–based band The Return. I’ve seen a lot of Beatles tribute bands – a few more than I care to remember, actually – and The Return made the biggest impression on me. Sure they do the wigs, the suits and the stage mannerisms – the whole bit – but the setlist ranges far beyond the same old hits performed robotically by all the other faux Fab Fours. The guys in The Return are real musicians, and real singers, and their vocal harmonies are tight and polished. They know what they’re doing – and still, they seem to be having a great time onstage, enthusiasm which quite naturally rubs off on the audience. See for additional info et cetera. CS

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse The Twilight Saga: Eclipse isn’t the best of three, but neither is it the worst. Instead, this adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster book falls somewhere in the middle, between the nicely captured teen angst of 2008’s Twilight and the ill–fated emotional oasis of 2009’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Clearly, we’re not talking about quality to match the Toy Story trilogy, but neither are we plumbing the Police Academy depths. Detractors would disagree, but that’s because most come from that fanboy camp that cannot abide the thought of movies centered around women and their desires (see also: Sex and the City). The Twilight series (on screen anyway; I haven’t read the novels) is often only so much melodramatic glop, but at its best, it also taps into that essence which informs youthful, blinding love, when amorous emotions are so scalding hot that the only choices that make sense to a young girl are either to be consumed with desire or perish outright (usually symbolically, as in “If he doesn’t ask me to the prom, I’ll just die!”). The canniness of the Twilight franchise is that it uses its protagonist, Bella Swan (Kirsten Stewart), to literalize these desires. Having spent the first movie falling in love with sparkly emo vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and the second picture brooding over his departure, Bella is now fully at the point where she feels that spending her life by his side as one of the undead beats anything that the human world has to offer. Others aren’t so sure. Chief among these is Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), the Native American hunk who’s able to change into a were-

wolf at will. Deeply fond of Bella, he’s determined to win her from Edward, largely by offering himself as a warm–blooded alternative to the pasty, ice–cold bloodsucker (their face–off leads to the movie’s funniest line, Jacob’s verbal smackdown of Edward while they’re sharing a tent with Bella late in the movie). Yet even Edward and his fellow vampires aren’t so eager for Bella to give up her life to join their ranks: In one of the film’s best scenes, Rosalie (Nikki Reed) relates to Bella the sad tale of how she became a vampire, without any say in the matter. (Another fine scene finds Jasper, played by Jackson Rathbone, sharing his back story, making me wish we could have spent more screen time on all the vampire characters’ origins.) As Bella struggles with her choices – vampire or human? Edward or Jacob? Coke or Pepsi? – other developments pose immediate threats to the Forks, Wash., community. The vampire and werewolf communities continue to snarl at each other’s collective throats. A series of slayings is taking place in nearby Seattle. The vampiric Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) still seeks revenge. And the vampire overlords, the Volturi, have been snooping around for reasons unknown. Returning screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and new series director David Slade (Hard Candy) try to wrestle all this material into a coherent shape, with middling results. The inconsistent tone results in an opening act that’s lethargic; thankfully, the picture eventually hits its strides. There are a number of ingredients likely to earn titters, from some overripe lines to several of the characterizations; for my money, nothing’s more risible than the Volturi, who are supposed to

be monster masters but, as led by little Dakota Fanning, come across as models for a new Goth fashion line. Yet for all the film’s flaws, there’s much that it gets right. The visual effects are better than in previous installments, and this allows the battle between “good” vampires, “bad” vampires, and werewolves to deliver the climactic goods when they count. (And thank God some studio idiot didn’t suggest converting this to 3–D, as every other movie seems to be presented these days.) Stewart again makes Bella a watchable heroine, and while Pattinson and Lautner may not reveal themselves as the most accomplished actors around, they’re nevertheless desirable for these roles, especially in the scenes in which Pattinson’s ethereal angst bounces off Lautner’s robust earthiness.

THE LAST AIRBENDER The live–action spectacle The Last Airbender is based on the animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender, and were writer–director M. Night Shyamalan really as brilliant as his admirers insist, he would have demanded that the studio retain the word Avatar in the title – that act alone could have added an extra $10 million to the coffers from ill–informed folks thinking they were going to witness a sequel to the James Cameron smash. Left to its own devices, though, it’s difficult to ascertain whether the picture will earn enough to warrant its planned sequels or not even make enough to allow Shyamalan to Super–Size his next fast–food order. The answer, I suppose, rests on how many parents will be drop-

Knight And Day Cameron Diaz did some of her best acting when she was cast opposite Tom Cruise in Cameron Crowe’s underrated Vanilla Sky, but the difference between that dark mindbender and this sunny concoction is as glaring as the difference between ... well, I’m not gonna say it. The similarity between the films, though, is obvious – specifically, the fact that Cruise and Diaz again prove to be an engaging team. Upgraded

from the supporting status she held in Vanilla Sky (Penelope Cruz was the lead chiquita), Diaz here plays June Havens, an innocent who gets sucked into the high–voltage world of secret agent Roy Miller (Cruise). Roy repeatedly insists to June that he’s actually an honorable FBI agent who’s been set up by his colleague Fitzgerald (Peter Sarsgaard) as a way to cover up his own nefarious actions; of course, Fitzgerald later informs the confused gal that he’s the one on the level and that Roy is a former agent turned rogue. June doesn’t know who to believe (not so those of us in the audience), although she does know that Roy is remarkably adept at keeping her alive whenever bullets whiz by and explosions are set off in the vicinity. Director James Mangold and writer Patrick O’Neill mean for none of this to be taken seriously, but even escapist popcorn fare should have some semblance of intelligence. Instead, Knight and Day is often so preposterous (especially during the CGI–heavy action scenes) that it makes The A–Team look as complex as L.A. Confidential by comparison. Luckily, Cruise and Diaz both have their movie–star wattage burning bright, and their easy–going rapport makes the whole confection go down easily.



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GROWN UPS Adam Sandler’s worst film since the one–two punch of Little Nicky and the inexplicably popular Big Daddy a decade ago, Grown Ups marks the umpteenth collaboration between the comedian and director Dennis Dugan. Dugan is to screen comedy what the atomic bomb was to Nagasaki, and with this film, he and the ostensible writers (Sandler and Fred Wolf) serve up a mirthless affair in which the only people laughing are the ones on screen. In fact, that’s basically the plot of the movie: As five school chums reunite 30 years later to honor the passing of their former coach, Lenny (Sandler) makes a bad joke and the others laugh. Then Eric (Kevin James) makes a bad joke and the others laugh. And so on through Kurt (Chris Rock), Marcus (David Spade) and Rob (Rob Schneider). As they’re laughing, those of us in the audience are cringing, whether it’s because of the scene in which Eric pees on Marcus’ back, or because Marcontinues on p. 28

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ping their children off at the multiplexes to catch a matinee. Because unlike most of the family–friendly films of today (especially those from Pixar), The Last Airbender has nothing to offer adults – this is strictly kid stuff all the way. That may not be the case with the source material, which has been enjoyed by viewers of all ages, but it’s unlikely anything here – beyond some of the special effects – will capture the imagination of anyone over 12. Those effects are occasionally excellent, and they’re the only things that provide any pulse to an otherwise poorly executed story of how one young lad, Aang (Noah Ringer), proves to be the only person in his world with the ability to control all four elements of air, water, fire and earth. His leadership is needed as the Fire Nation wages an all–out war against the other tribes; in order to restore balance and save countless lives (including his own), he teams up with Waterbender Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone, doing double duty since he’s also playing Jasper in the Twilight series). Shyamalan’s habit of giving himself choice roles in his own projects – which wouldn’t be a problem if he could, you know, act – mercifully ends here, since he’s nowhere to be seen on screen (of course, if someone needed to bend some hot air, he would have been perfectly cast). But focusing less on his thespian aspirations hasn’t helped his writing or directing prowess, since The Last Airbender is a clunky, soporific undertaking punctuated by some truly cringe–worthy dialogue. Then again, maybe it’s a good thing pearls of prose weren’t wasted on this lackluster cast. No one fails to make an impression: Even Dev Patel, so charismatic as the Slumdog Millionaire, comes across as a colorless novice in his role as Prince Zuko. Like everyone else in this dud centered around the elements, he’s clearly out of his.


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cus lands face–first (twice!) into a pile of fecal matter, or because Marcus thinks he might have had drunken intercourse with a dog, or because Rob’s wife (Joyce Van Patten) is an elderly woman who enjoys sex (the film forcefully pushes the notion that old people and ugly people are only put on this planet for the amusement of past–their–prime comedians of varying skills). The most talented performers in the film, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph, are wasted in their roles as The Three Walking Sets of Breasts – excuse me, the wives of Sandler, James and Rock, respectively (in arrested–development movies like these, nerdy schlubs always have hot wives).

JONAH HEX Strip Jonah Hex of its closing credits and we’re looking at a movie that clocks in at approximately an hour and a quarter. Such a brief running time would be OK if the film arrived, got the job done, and left, but that’s not the case. Instead, this adaptation of the DC Comics series is primarily sabotaged by a choppy, truncated style that suggests it was edited with the same fire–licked hatchet used to scar its protagonist’s face. Resembling nothing so much as a blown opportunity, Jonah Hex can at least boast of a well–chosen leading man in Josh Brolin and a few striking visuals that hint at a modicum of talent in director Jimmy Hayward (who previously only worked in animation, toiling for Pixar before helming Fox’s Horton Hears a Who!). But the rest is a shameful mess, an obvious example of a film that was sliced and diced even after the cameras were rolling (original scripters Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have basically disowned the final product).

TOY STORY 3 Threepeats may be rare in the sports world, but they’re even harder to achieve in the cinematic realm. Yet here comes Toy Story 3, bucking the odds and satisfying sky–high expectations to emerge as the perfect final chapter in a trilogy that’s guaranteed to live on for generations (to infinity and beyond?) In this outing, Andy is set to go to college and has to decide what to do with the few remaining toys from his childhood, all stuck in a box that has 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. Toy Story 3 may look like a family film, but as it tackles issues of loss, identity and self–worth, it reveals itself as the most adult movie out there.

THE A–TEAM The film is of course based on the wildly popular TV series that aired during the middle stretch of the 1980s (’83–’87, to be exact). The series was, let’s be honest, crapola, a cheesy crash ‘n’ smash rally that often played like The Dukes of Hazzard stripped of the hick accents. Its appeal largely came from its colorful characters: the brainy Hannibal, the suave Face, the nutty Murdock and the imposing “B.A.” Baracus. This new film is occasionally cheesy in its own way, but it’s also far smarter than the series ever was. It’s packed with the dirty double– crosses and constant reversals of fortune we’ve come to expect from our modern thrillers. The movie makes the quartet Iraq war participants rather than Vietnam War vets, but the basic thrust remains the same: Wrongly accused and convicted for following orders they cannot prove were ever issued, the men bust out of jail and set about clearing their names. As in the series, Hannibal (Liam Neeson) always has a plan or two brewing, Face (Bradley Cooper) is irresistible to the ladies (Jessica Biel co–stars as an army captain who once dated Face), and the otherwise brave B.A. (wrestler Quinton “Rampage” Jackson) is scared to death whenever he’s forced to board

a plane being flown by the crazy Murdock (District 9’s Sharlto Copley). As B.A. Baracus Jackson isn’t nearly as memorable as TV’s Mr. T, but in the case of the other three actors, they’re actually improvements over their small–screen counterparts.

THE KARATE KID The Karate Kid turns out to be a pleasant enough surprise. To be sure, there’s absolutely no area in which it improves 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.

Get Him to the Greek 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 work are comic gold. 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 celebrity out of trouble. cs


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Activism & Politics Chatham County Democratic Party

For info, contact Tony Center at 912-233-9696 or Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 313 W. York St. , Savannah

Meet the Candidates at the VNA Summer Social

The Victorian Neighborhoods Association is sponsoring a Summer Social and has invited candidates running for office to meet with constituents. This is an opportunity to ask questions on a one-on-one basis. The Social is a “potluck” – so bring a dish to share. July 15, 7:30pm. American Legion, 1108 Bull St. Refreshments provided! For more info visit the VNA website at:

Purrs 4 Peace

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

Savannah Area Republican Women

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

Savannah Area Young Republicans

For information, visit 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:

4th Annual Jamie Inshore Fishing


July 23rd, 24th & 25th at Hogan’s Marina. All proceeds will be donated to the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion for melanoma 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 912-897-5819 or Joy Wainwright 912398-3395.

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.

William Jay Society’s Monte Carlo Night

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

Call for Entries Auditions for City Lights Theatre

City Lights Theatre Co. will host auditions for a series of new plays by local authors. July 8, 7-9pm at S.P.A.C.E. (9 W. Henry St.). A variety of roles for men and women 18-70 are available. Call Jim Holt, 912-507-4112 for info. Local playwrights are also encouraged to bring original scripts to submit for a new playwright’s festival next spring.

Call for Artists

The 2nd Annual FAAA Fine Arts Exhibition is a juried art exhibition sponsored by Telfair Museums, Friends of African American Arts (FAAA) and the Beach Institute highlighting works by members of FAAA. Show will be at the Beach Institute from Aug29-Oct24. It is open to artists working all media. For more info visit or call Mikaela Green, 790-8869. Deadline for submissions: July 18.

Call for Artists

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bitions. Proposals should include a cover letter, resume, artist statement, 10-12 digital images of work to be considered; and SASE if the proposal needs to be returned. Deadline: Sept 24, 2010. For more info: or 912-651-6783.

Nude Models Wanted

any shape, size, sex and age nude body to pose for our life drawing sessions on Wednesdays from 8pm-11pm. This is a low compensation job. For more info contact us at Thecolaboratory@ or 786.325.4667 Or stop by during business hours, Mon-Fri 1-6pm, 631 E. Broad on Hall.

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.

Short films wanted

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

Short films wanted

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

Classes, Camps & Workshops Abstinence Education

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

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.

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

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 The Sentient Bean, 13 East Park Ave. , Savannah

Conversational Spanish Group

Want to improve your Spanish skills? Meet at the Sentient Bean every Monday, 5:00pm. Group focuses on increasing vocabulary, grammar, and conversational confidence! Free and open to all levels of experience. Call Ronnie at 912-2570333, or email 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

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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

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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 912507-7138 or email to

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DUI Prevention Group

Offers victim impact panels for intoxicated drivers, DUI, DWI, offenders, and anyone seeking to gain knowledge about the dangers of driving impaired. A must see for teenage drivers seeking a drivers license for the first time or teenage drivers who already received a license.

The group meets once a month and the cost is $30.00. For more info: 912-443-0410.

English as a Second Language

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

Family Care Mediation

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

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

Fashion Camp for Teens

Over the course of a week, students (ages 12-15) will create fashion illustrations and inspiration boards, participate in daily fashion challenges, learn to knit and crochet, discuss career opportunities, explore accessory design, and more. July 26-30. $195/member, $255 nonmembers. Jepson Center for the Arts. 790-8823 or

Forensic Nursing

Candler Hospital will host Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training classes for interested nurses. This will be the only time this year the program is offered. Sept. 27-Oct. 1. Call the Rape Crisis Center for more info: 233-3000.

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 ,

Guitar, mandolin and bass lessons

Jazz, classical and rock with emphasis on reading and improvisation skills. Ardsley Park. 912-232-5987

Housing Authority Neighborhood Resource Center

The Housing Authority of Savannah hosts a series of regular classes at the Neighborhood Resource Center. 1407 Wheaton Street. Adult literacy/GED prep: Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. Financial education: 4th Fri of month, 9-11am. Basic Computer training: Tues & Thurs, 1-3pm. Community Computer lab: Mon-Fri, 3-4:30pm. For more info: 912-2324232 x115 or

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 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

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.

Full-day studio art camp open to ages 6-9. A different local artist will teach a unique lesson based on his/her medium each day. The camp culminates with a student art exhibition in the Jepson Center. $300/non-members, $225/members. July 12-16. Jepson Center for the Arts. 790-8823 or

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 online at women.

Raku Workshop

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

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

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

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

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

Sculpture Workshop

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

Sketching and Painting Workshop

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

Starfish Cafe Culinary Arts Training Program

This 14-week full-time program is designed to provide work training and employment opportunities in the food service industry, including food preparation, food safety and sanitation training, customer service training and job search and placement assistance. Call Ms. Musheerah Owens 912-234-0525 ext.1506 The Starfish Cafe, 711 East Broad Street , Savannah

Starting a Business

A three hour workshop held Thursday, July 15 at 6 p.m. that covers the basics of what you need to know and do before starting a business. Small Business Resource Center. 111 E. Liberty St. Cost: $69/person, special pricing available for 2 or more people attending together. or 651-3200.

Studio Painting Classes

Ongoing adult painting classes with artist Zola Delburn. Small classes for the beginner or intermediate painter. The classes are applicable to landscapes, still lives, abstracts, portraits, etc. Each session lasts 6 weeks, 1 class per week. $130. You are responsible for

your supplies, except for easels. contact Zola Delburn at 912-484-5800 or zoladelburn@

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:

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 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, 9am1pm. The Mediation Center. 5105 Paulsen St. 912 354-6686

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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 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.

Coastal MINIs

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

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Richmond Hill Roadies Running Club

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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

Moon River Chorus

Coastal Readers & Writers Circle

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

Historic Savannah Chapter of ABWA

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. First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd , Savannah http://www.

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

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

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

Old Time Radio Researcher’s Group

Low Country Turners

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

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

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$2 Tuesdays Risqué Foam Wrestling Wednesdays & Fridays

The most erotic female foam wrestling in town! Customer participation encouraged! Ladies in free & drink free ‘til 11pm (21 & up)

Bike Night Thursdays

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

Savannah Adventure Club

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

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

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

Savannah Art Association

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

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Call 447-0943 or visit 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

Savannah Fencing Club

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

Savannah Jaycees

Meeting and information session held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm to discuss upcoming events and provide an opportunity for those interested in joining the Jaycees to learn more. Must be 21-40 years old to join the chapter. 101 Atlas St. 912-353-7700 or www. Jaycee Building, Savannah

Savannah Newcomers Club

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

Savannah Parrot Head Club

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

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club

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

Savannah Toastmasters

Helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 484-6710. Memorial Health University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue , Savannah

Savannah Wine Lovers

A sometimes formal group that also sometimes just gets together to drink wine. Visit http://

Savannah Writers Group

meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm at Books a Million to discuss, share and critique writing of fiction or non-fiction novels, essays or short stories. A meet-and-greet precedes the meeting at 6:30pm. Contact Carol North, 912920-8891. 8108 Abercorn St , Savannah

Son-shine Hour

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

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March 21–April 19 Have you added some bulk and stability to your foundation any time recently, Aries? Have you grown your roots deeper and asked for more from your traditional sources and recommitted yourself to your primal vows? I hope so, because this is a perfect time, astrologically speaking, to strengthen your link to everything that sustains you. You have a sacred duty to push harder for access to the stuff that builds your emotional intelligence and fuels your long–range plans.


April 20–May 20 I like the way you’ve been contradicting yourself, Taurus. I appreciate your ability to be inconsistent, paradoxical, and upside–down. It has allowed you to wriggle free of the rut you had been stuck in. You’ve stirred the affections of people who had been frustrated about your narrow focus. Yes, it’s true that you have also sown a bit of confusion in a situation that had formerly been clear and concise, and that may have rankled the sticklers. But in my opinion, this is a fertile, healthy confusion that will ultimately lead to an unexpected breakthrough.


May 21–June 20) “We’re all in ‘sales,’ selling our personalities, our accomplishments, our charms.” That’s a quote from Richard Grossinger’s new book 2013. I share his view of human nature. Is there any interaction between people that doesn’t involve a bit of hustling? The subtext of every encounter includes at least one of the following: 1. “I want you to like me.” 2. “I’m trying to get you to believe I am who I say I am.” 3. “I’d really like you to see how interesting and important and unique I am.” Given the fact that this is a ubiquitous phenomenon, there’s no need to be shy or embarrassed or secretive about it. That’s especially true for you these days. So get out there and sell yourself, Gemini. With brazen innocence and relaxed enjoyment, show the world who you are and why you matter.


June 21–July 22 Have you ever observed the rising moon with such a steady gaze that you’ve actually seen it move? Have you ever sat yourself down in front of a rose bud during the hour it

exploded into full bloom? Those experiences have resemblances to a slow–motion burst of graceful growth that’s unfolding in your own sphere. I hope you have the patience to give it your full attention, because that way it’s more likely to express its potential completely. To enhance your chances of nurturing the subtle magic, remember and ruminate on the images your nightly dreams give you.


July 23–Aug. 22 I’m not necessarily saying that you have superhuman levels of courage these days, Leo, but you do have more than usual. What’s even more important for the task at hand is the fact that you have an exceptional capacity for identifying the fantasies that frighten you and finding fresh and practical ways to deal with them. That’s why I say that you now have an excellent opportunity to achieve a major victory over your fears . . . to outwit them, outflank them, and even dissolve them. To get started on this glorious quest, chant the following ten times: “I am a crafty, compassionate warrior who finds amusement in every challenge.”


Aug. 23–Sept. 22 One of my Virgo readers, Mariann Grace, is conducting a research project. It’s rooted in two assumptions. The first is an idea of mine: that everyone alive has an inalienable right to a steady supply of fresh omens. The second assumption comes from the writer Angus Stocking: “Always interpret every omen favorably.” With these two ideas as her theses, Mariann is testing the following approach: “Interpret absolutely everything that happens as a favorable omen.” This would be an excellent game for you to play in the coming week, Virgo. Synchronicities are about to rain down upon you, flood toward you, and bubble up from below. Judging from the astrological configurations, I’d say it really does make sense to regard every one of them as meaningful, useful, and invigorating.


Sept. 23–Oct. 22 It’s high time to banish the excuses you think you have for not doing your best. There is no longer any valid reason to hide from your true calling or deny yourself more profound happiness. You are ready to

see that the supposed “obstacles” to your success are actually instrumental to your success –– prods that will make you so much smarter and stronger that you cannot be defeated by circumstances. Why is this happening now? It’s because a force working behind the scenes –– you can imagine it as God or destiny or karma if you like –– is clearing away the illusions that have held you in thrall to false ideas about who you are. If I were you, I’d shout “hallelujah!” as I pinch myself in the butt and pat myself on the head.


Oct. 23–Nov. 21 For the foreseeable future, it’s fine with God (and with Nature, too) if you put all your eggs in one basket –– as long as the basket is well– woven and beautiful to behold. You’ve also got cosmic permission to forget about all but one of the tempting targets in your field of vision –– as long as the bull’s–eye you choose is very worthy of your sacred longing. To sum up, Scorpio, be single–mindedly focused almost to the point of manic obsession –– as long as you’re reasonably sure that the object of your devotion is your personal version of the Holy Grail.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22–Dec. 21

In the next few weeks, the odds are higher than usual that you’ll inherit an amusement park or a tropical island or a profitable pig farm. There’s also a slight chance that you will win a Dutch lottery, find a diamond ring on the sidewalk, or be picked to star in a new reality TV show, “How Would You Use a Gift of Ten Million Dollars?” But what’s far more likely than any of those possibilities is that you will be able to capitalize on a legacy whose cash value is hard to estimate. Is there any birthright you’ve been neglecting to exploit? Any part of your heritage that may be ready to bring you a boost?

CAPRICORN Dec. 22–Jan. 19

So it turns out that the “blemish” is actually essential to the beauty. The “deviation” is at the core of the strength. The “wrong turn” was crucial to you getting you back on the path with heart. I have rarely seen a better example of happy accidents, Capricorn. You may not realize it quite yet –– although I hope this horoscope is bringing it

all into focus –– but you have been the beneficiary of a tricky form of divine intervention. One good way of expressing your gratitude is to share with friends the tale of how you came to see that the imperfections were perfect.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20–Feb. 18

Your anger is potentially a valuable resource. At least in theory, it can be a motivating force that gives you the clarity and stamina you need to make constructive changes. But how can you make sure that your anger serves your generous urges? What should you do to keep it from being just a self–indulgent thrash that leads to no productive action? Here’s one thing you can do: Express your rage very selectively; don’t let it leak all over everything. Here’s another thing: Cultivate loads of empathy, joy, and appreciation for beauty. Then when you do unleash your rage, it will be conditioned by love. Now would be an excellent time to try out these ideas.


Feb. 19–March 20 Have you fallen in omnidirectional love these past few weeks? Are you swooning with such reckless splendor that at times you feel like you’re swimming in mid–air? By my reckoning, you have an urgent need to be caught up in a vortex of free–form affection. Your receptivity to being tickled and spun around by an almost insane outpouring of libidinous empathy is crucial to your education. If for some reason this has not been the case, please find out what you’ve been doing to obstruct the boisterously tender feelings the cosmos is aching to fill you up with.


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

Tarde en Espanol

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

The 13th Colony Patriots

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. or call 912-596-5267.

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@ for more info.

Theremin/Electronic Music Enthusiasts

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

Tybee Performing Arts Society

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

Urban Professionals

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

Victorian Neighborhood Association

General meetings are on hiatus for July and August, but will resume Tuesday September 14 at 6pm, and continue on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the American Legion Hall located at 1108 Bull Street. Committee Meetings will continue to be held during the summer months. For more info visit the VNA website at: Savannah

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

Weekly Women’s Networking Event

A new weekly event hosted by the Mansion on Forsyth in Casimir’s Lounge. Drink specials, live music and complimentary mini-massages. Free and open to the public. July 14, 6-8pm. Mansion on Forsyth, 700 Drayton St.

Dance Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Classes

Classes for multiple ages in the art of performance dance and Adult fitness dance. Styles include African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, & Gospel. Classes are held Monday through Friday at the St. Pius X Family Resource Center. Classes start at $25.00 per month. For more information call 912-631-3452 or 912272-2797. Ask for Muriel or Darowe. E-mail: St. Pius Family Resource Center,

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

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Chicago Step Classes

For exercise...Learn dance moves and spins while working your abs, tone your legs and arms, a total body workout. Ladies Only! The only thing that comes off is your shoes. Classes every Wed. at 7:30pm. Call for details 912-3984776 or visit Fitness Body & Balance Studio, 2127 1/2 Victory Dr. ,

African Dance & Drum

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

Argentine Tango

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

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. 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. ,

Ballroom Dance Party

July 17, 2010. Summer Ball with a tropical theme starts at 7-10:30pm. Cost: $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Beginners and singles are welcome. Frank G. Murray Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. Call 912-308-9222 for more info.

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 912308-9222 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 or

Beginners Fusion Belly Dance

Every Tuesday, 6-7pm. If you have never danced before or have limited dance experience, this is the class for you. Cybelle, a formal bellydancer for over 10 years will guide you through basic bellydance and fusion Walk ins welcome. 15.00/ class 912-414-1091

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

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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, non-competitive and competition programs, workshops and camps. TCRG certified. For more info contact PrideofIrelandGA@gmail. com or 912-704-2052.

Islands Dance Academy Summer Classes

Open classes for adults & teens throughout the week. Beginner and Intermediate Ballet, Zumba, Adult Tap, Pilates Mat and Belly Dancing. $12/class, except Belly Dancing, $15. Call for schedule. Islands Dance Academy. 115 Charlotte Dr. Whitemarsh Island (near Publix Shopping Center. 912-897-2102.

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-

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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, 3305421. Delaware Recreation Center, Savannah

Salsa Lessons

Salsa Savannah offers beginner and intermediate salsa lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at several locations. For more info, contact:, or call 8567323.

Savannah Shag Club

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

Shag & Beach Bop

The Savannah Dance Club hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered last two Monday’s. The lesson schedule is posted at www.shagbeachbop. com. Lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Doubles Lounge, 7100 Abercorn St. ,

Summer Ballet Workshops

Children’s Summer Camp: June 14-18, 21-25. Ages 3-5: 10am-12:30pm. Ages 6 & Up: 1pm4pm. One week Summer Intensive with guest instructor Ted Pollen for ages 9 & up: July 12-16, 10am-4pm. Two week Summer Intensive for ages 10 & up: July 19-Aug 6. The Academy of Dance, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, 912-9651551.

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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:

Reel Savannah

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

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VING TSUN ( Wing Chun) is the worlds fastest growing martial arts style. Using angles and leverage to turn an attacker’s strength against them makes VING TSUN Kung Fu effective for everyone. Call Sifu Michael Sampson to find out about our free trial classes 912-429-9241. 11202 White Bluff Road. Drop Ins welcome. Savannah

Bellydancing for fun and fitness

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


2 hour dance workout utilizing basic bellydance moves. This is geared to all levels of ability. Dance your way towards a better sense of well being. Bring water bottle. $25/class. 912-4141091 http://cybellefusionbellydance.wordpress. com/

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

Curvy Girl Bootcamp

Exercise class assisting women of size to reach their fitness goal. Every Tues & Thurs, 6-7pm. Lake Mayer Community Center. $70 a month or $10 per session. For more info call 912-3417710

Fitness Classes at the JEA

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.

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

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

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Free Concerts in Johnson Square

Summer Steam Days

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.

The Armstrong Center

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

Film & Video Nashville Flood Benefit

July 10 at the Lucas Theatre there will be two film screenings “Airplane!” and “Smokey and the Bandit” with all proceeds benefiting flood victim relief in Nashville. $10.

Hatha Yoga classes

Every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 819-6463. St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Well Being, Savannah Providing nutritional education and an exercise program to encourage lifestyle changes, every Tuesday from 5:30-7pm at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. For more info, call 447-6605.

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 Savannah Yoga Center, 1321 Bull St. , Savannah

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 , cs


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~THUNDERBOLT~ •3210 Robertson. 3BR/ 2½BA. Open floor plan. 3 porches. Great kitchen. Tall ceilings. Crown molding. Bamboo floors. Imported tile. Master suite. Lots of storage. 1 block to waterfront. $258,900. ~GEORGETOWN~ •46 King Henry Ct. Remodeled 3BR/ 2 ½BA townhome. $105,900. Conv to Armstrong & Hunter AAF. Contract by 7/15 & receive 6 mos homeowner’s fees FREE or HDTV. ~EFFINGHAM~ •210 Cloverdale Dr. 4 or 5 BR/2B. Great room with F/P. Screened porch. Detached workshop. Pool. Fish pond. Over 1 acre. $219,900. JAN LYNES, Broker/Owner 912-898-1600 or 912-508-2001 ConneCt Savannah ClaSSified adS Work!

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1 & 2 bedroom apartments. $450-$600 per month. Available now. On the busline, Anderson @ Waters. 604-9997 Homefinders Realty.


2-story 4BR/2.5BA in Salt Creek Landing. Separate LR and DR, fireplace,privacy fence and 2-car garage. Section 8 Welcome. $1300/month. Call Alvin 912-604-5898 or Verna 912-247-2693. Realty Executives Coastal Empire 355-5557 1200 EAST BOLTON Street: 2 bedroom, 1 bat apartment., all electric, central heat/air. $500/month + deposit. Call Daryl: 655-3637

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for rent 855 1/2 OFF 1ST Month’s Rent 2BR/1.5BA APARTMENT, Largo/Tibet area $600/month plus $600/deposit. Call 704-3662 or 656-7842 •1304 East 39th st4BR/2BA, $895/$895 •2318 Alabama Ave3BR/2BA, $850/mo •100 Lewis Dr-apt 14B: 2BR/1.5BA, $625/mo

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2/3 Bedrooms, downstairs, CH&A, furnished kitchen, washer/dryer connection, carpet, front-porch, backyard. $650/month, $500/deposit. Section-8 Welcome. 354-1453 •1821 Bull st- 35th & Bull- beauty shop or store, large corner building, $800/month. •1321 East 38th st2BR/1BA, 2-story small house, furnished kitchen, $490/month. 925-1992 Happenings

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*108 Evora St, Pt.Wentworth: New renovation, 3BR/1.5BA, fenced yard, large garage, equipped kitchen $800/month. *New Renovation, 3BR/1BA,CH&A, fenced yard, carport, fridge and stove $700/month. $35 Non-refundable app fee. One month dep. for rental

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2111 Causton Bluff Road. Furnished kitchen, living room, large family room, washer/dryer connections, fenced yard, storage bldg. Near Pennsylvania Ave. & President Street. $925/month, $925/security. Call: 912-224-1014

3BR/2BA NICE House, nice area. 3yr. option. Call 404-826-0345 Art PAtrol for the Latest Openings & Exhibits

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

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for rent 855 AVAILABLE NOW! FOUR BEDROOM HOUSES 2311 E.37th St. $1200 724 Windsor Rd. $1340 THREE BEDROOM HOUSES 114 E.56th St. $2000 11 Gentry St. $1295 105 Sandstone Rd $1200 12745 Golf Club $1100 19 Landward Way $1175 2320 Hawaii Ave $995 412 Sharondale Rd $975 2002 Texas Ave $900 1217 McCarthy $795 1734 E.33rd St. $795 209 Chatham St. $775 TWO BEDROOM HOUSES 623 E.48th St. $1200 7 Lawrence St. $700 1710 E. 34th St. $625 APT/TOWNHOUSE Three Bedrooms 19 E. 34th St. $1200 303 Gallery Way $1050 211 W.40th St. $900 527 E.38th St. $725 Two BedroomsWindsor Crossing $650 1107 E.57th St. $575 1130 E. 53rd St. $550 Loft 321 Broughton St. $1400 FOR DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT OUR WEB PAGE WWW.PAMTPROPERTY.COM Pam T Property 692-0038 •Bee Road: 2BR/1BA, furnished kitchen $595 •Varnedoe Drive: 2BR/1BA, furnished, kitchen, $625month. 912-897-6789 or 344-4164

for rent 855 CONDO FOR RENT: Gorgeous 2000Sqft. 3BR/2BA condo on Victory Drive across from Daffin Park. High ceilings, great character. $1500/unfurnished, $1800/furnished. Call 912-341-7420 ext.201. Convenient Southside location, quiet neighborhood, 3BR, 2BA, carport, W/D connections, fenced yard, small pets under 20lbs okay, $800 cash deposit, $950 rent. No calls after 8:30pm please. 912-308-0206

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11515 WHITE BLUFF RD. 1BR, LR, walk-in closet, laundry room, bath $575/month. _________________ NEAR MEMORIAL: 1308 E. 67th Street 2BR/1BA, walk-in closets, laundry room $675/month. _________________ TOWNHOUSE 1812 N. Avalon Avenue. 2BR/1-1/2BA $675/month. _________________ SOUTHSIDE 127 Edgewater Rd. 2BR/2BA, walk-in closets, $750/month. 2220 Delesseps Ave. 2BR/2BA. Close to SSU $675/month. 310 E. MONTGOMERY X-ROADS 912-354-4011,Office

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


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~HISTORIC DISTRICT: •22 W. Taylor. Beautifully restored & furnished row house. 2BR. 2 ½ B. $1,000 wkly. $ 2,400 monthly or $2,200 per mo for 6 months or longer. Utilities included with cap. ~GEORGETOWN: •46 King Henry Ct. Updated 3BR/2 ½ B. $1,075 mo. All appliances. Lease with option! ~WILMINGTON ISLAND: •911 Sandpiper. 3BR/2BA. Open living/dining. Den with f/p. Screened porch. Deck over pond. $1,200. mo •103 Bull River Bluff. 2BR/2B. Sunroom overlooking Tybee & Savannah River ship traffic. $950. JAN LYNES 912-898-1600 or 912-508-2001 Homes for rent in Pooler/Bloomingdale Listed from $595-$800 912-823-3302 HOUSE FOR RENT: 45 Wesley Street. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, central heat/air. $820/month, $820/deposit. Available Now. Call 912-429-2404 LAUREL LODGE Efficiency Apartments

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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 $600-$750. 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. NEAR Skidaway & Eisenhower Deluxe Efficiency Apartment. Starting at $195/week plus deposit. All utilities included. Call 695-7889 or 507-0222

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ONE TWO & THREE Bedroom Apartments for rent. 656 East 36th & 702 E. Henry St. Call 912-232-3355 after 3:00pm POOLER HOMES GODLEY STATION 234 Pampas Dr: 3bedrooms plus bonus $1250. HAMPTON PLACE 105 W.Tisbury Lane: 3-bedrooms $1150. EASTSIDE HOMES 2131 Utah Street: 3bedrooms, 2-baths $725. 2305 Alabama Ave: Upstairs 2BR Apt. $550. 1724 E. 33rd Street: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths $875. Section 8 Accepted Jean Walker Realty, LLC 898-4134

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: Section-8 Welcome

•1019 Maupas: Very large, 4BR/2BA- $975 •2405 Tennessee: large 3BR 1.5BA, $875 •1 Sydney: 3BR, $815 257-6181

SOUTHSIDE- Hampstead Oaks Two bedroom, 1.5bath townhouse apt, total electric, $600/month with washer & dryer $625. Call Debra at 912-356-5656


•1219 EAST HENRY• 2BR/1BA, LR, large kitchen, off-street parking $600/month, $600/dep. •2109 MASSACHUSETTS Ave• 3BR/2 full baths, LR, DR,CH&A, ceramic tile,carport $875/month, $850/dep. •1BR EFFICIENCY• 5533-1/2 Alma Street, kitchen, 1BA, refrigerator & stove $480/month. Call 912-844-6294

Totally Energy Efficient Home- 3307 2nd Ave. Tremont Park, shady corner home 3BR/1BA, refrigerator, stove, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookup, all electric, carpet & ceramic tile, parking on premises, utility house in back yard rent/security $800 each, Call 912-232-7357 Section 8 Welcome

CLEAN, QUIET, Room & Efficiencies for Rent. On Busline, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer. Call 912-272-4378 or 912-631-2909

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32 GOEBEL Avenue: 3BR/1.5BA garage apt. $800/month. GARDEN CITY: 4125 Sixth St. 3BR/1BA Apt., new flooring & paint $650/month. 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 •Westside: 613 Orchard, 2BR, kitchen furnished, all electric, central heat/air $625+deposit. •Hardeeville: 4BR/1BA, central heat/air, all electric $750+deposit. No Section 8. 234-0548 WHEELER ST- Deluxe 2BR duplex. Kitchen furnished, newly renovated. CH&A, blinds, no pets, $650/month. phone 661-4814 •Wilmington Island Duplex: 2BR/1BA, living room/dining room combination, kitchen furnished, laundry room, $750/month 912-897-6789 or 344-4164 Wilmington Island home: 3BR 2BA, living room, dining room, den w/fireplace, kitchen furnished, double car garage, fenced in backyard. $1400/month 912-897-6789 or 344-4164

2 BR efficiency for rent. $200/weekly or $750/monthly. All utilities included. CH&A. 912-272-1472

Check out Art PAtrol at FULLY FURNISHED Rooms w/cable. Utilities included. Central heat/air with washer/dryer access. Gated, parking in safe neighborhood @ affordable price! 912-228-1242

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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Tired of being alone? Large, private room and bath. Share kitchen, laundry,living,etc. 3800Sq.ft. and pool. All fees included: internet, cable, utilities. Mature female household seeking roommate.Will check references. Available July 17. $150/weekly. 912-351-0115 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.

rooms for rent 895 NO DEPOSIT-LIMITED TIME! NEAR MEMORIAL/ W. CHATHAM •REDUCED RENT!• BLOOMINGDALE & SAVANNAH •Rooms $100 & Up. Furnished, includes utilities, central heat and air, Comcast cable, television, washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. Shared Kitchen & Shared bath. Call 912-210-0181. ROOMS FOR RENT Completely furnished. Central heat and air. Conveniently located on busline. $130 per week. Call 912-844-5995. Rooms for Rent w/microwave, refrigerator, & cable. Starting at $100/week. Ask for Tony: 912-323-6859 or Ed: 912-428-6529. 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.

cars 910 JEEP Grand Cherokee, 1998- 4x4. Must sell. Only 82K miles, in good shape, $2650 O B O. Ca l l 912-570-8251.

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*Private Party Only. Must share living space. No sublets, rooming / boarding houses or rentals allowed.

transportation 900

NISSAN 200SX, 1998-

cold a/c, moonroof, 5 speed, great gas saver!!! Asking only $1950. 912-441-2150

cars 910 FENDER BENDER? Paint & Body Work. Reasonably Priced. Insurance Claims. We buy wrecks. Call 912-355-5932.

Check out Art PAtrol at OLDSMOBILE Alero GLS, 2003 - Burgundy, V6, all power, cruise, new tires, alloy rims, 122K miles, nice condition. $4200 O B O. Ca l l 912-728-9588

FORD Explorer ‘01

Sunroof, automatic, air conditioner, all power, $3200. Call 272-1933.

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cars 910 RARE FIND! VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE, 2004- Coupe, 2 dr, turbo S, diesel, 6 speed, 28,800 miles, 1 owner, MUST SELL! Too many vehicles, too few drivers! See & drive to appreciate $1000 under book. Call 912-897-4775 or 663-3539.

Short-style Lincoln $2600 OBO

Selling 1994 Lincoln Series-type. 135K miles, runs good, V6 motor, brand new tires, brand new water pump, alternator, belts, oil change, AC/heat, cruise, sunroof, leather interior, well kept.Mint condition. Ca l l 912-341-3948.





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 27’ CONTENDER, 2000. Twin Yamaha ‘00, New upholstery, loaded with extras. $42,000 OBO. MUST SELL! Call Jeff 844-9075, Brandy 272-3910 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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