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Ballroom dance classes restart at Y Jan. 24
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Dancers from The Dance Theatre of Harlem will help Ballet Savannah present "The Root of the Dance" on Feb. 17 in Savannah in celebration of Black History Month.
VFW music
The Hinesville VFW tonight features karaoke, starting at 9.
Next Friday, Jan. 26, the club features Outryder Band, starting at 9 p.m.
There’s no cover and it’s open to the public, though you must be 21 to get in the lounge. The club on Highway 196 West. For information, call 876-6602.

Learn to dance
The Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA will begin ballroom dance lessons; starting with a free class on Jan. 24 from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Instructors Jamie Cooke and Kame Varnedoe will teach the basics with a Latin style influence. Classes are designed to be encouraging, motivating and fun. Ballroom dancing is a fantastic way to get into shape.
Regular schedule for classes will be from 7 to 8 p.m. for nine weeks, Feb. 1 through March 29. Registration costs $90 dollars per couple for YMCA members, or $144 for other couples. Childcare is available to non-members at the rate of $3 dollars per child per hour. For information call 368-5395.

GSU arts season
STATESBORO — Here is the next offering in the 2006-07 season for the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University:
• Feb. 10 — The Capital Steps. Based in Washington, DC, this musical group is famous for its politically inspired and hilarious song parodies.
The PAC is on the Georgia Southern campus. The box office is open every Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
To buy a season subscription or get more information, call toll free (866) PAC-ARTS, or visit the PAC website at

Saturday Morning Alive
Saturday Morning Alive, which had been scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed because of illness among the cast. For more information, call (912) 369-5122 or visit

Forestry pageants
The Miss Liberty and Miss Long County Forestry Scholarship Pageants will be on Feb. 24 at Brewton-Parker College in Flemington.
Contestants are being sought. The pageants are open to all contestants 0-16 years. Contestants ages 17-24 must live, work or go to school in the county they represent.
Both pageants are preliminaries to the Miss Georgia Forestry Scholarship Pageant. Winners will get gold crowns, custom sashes, trophies and entry fees paid to the 68th Miss Georgia Forestry State Scholarship Pageant in June in Tifton. The state pageant awards thousands of dollars in scholarships, cash and prizes each year.
Entries are available at Rita’s Bridal and Formal Shop, 131 S. Main St., Hinesville.
For more information, call Rita Watson, director, at 368-6960 days or 876-2775 evenings, or e-mail or

Habitat concert
Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County will present its first benefit concert Jan. 26, featuring internationally known a cappella group, Rockapella.
Known to millions for its performances in the 1990s PBS television show “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” Rockapella performs a mix of original music and rock standards in a style that blends soul, rock, R & B and jazz.
The concert will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. Tickets are $28, and are on sale now at the box office or online.

Art on isles
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association is in its expanded 2006-07 Performing Arts Series at Brunswick’s historic Ritz Theatre every month through April.
Here’s the next offerings:
Aquila Theatre presents “Romeo and Juliet,” 8 p.m. Jan. 20; $18 adults, $15 students & seniors
Aquila has won international acclaim for bold, intelligent and stylish productions of Shakespeare.
“The Sounds of Silents,” multi-media weekend celebrating great film comics:
Parallel Exit’s “This Way, That Way” 8 p.m. Feb. 2; $18 adults, $15 students & seniors
Buster Keaton’s “Steamboat Bill Jr.” with live music by Kenosha Kid, 8 p.m. Feb. 3;
Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” with music by Kenosha Kid, 3 p.m. Feb. 4; both Kenosha Kid screenings for total $18 adults, $15 students & seniors
Weekend package price (all three shows) $30 adults, $24 students & seniors.
They kept us laughing through the years, and now GIAHA presents a weekend of events that bring the great cinema clowns into the 21st century with style. Reinterpreting the work of the immortal silent movie comics, “Sounds of Silents” combines film, music and physical comedy in unexpected ways for a thoroughly captivating weekend at the Ritz.
On Friday evening, the acclaimed New York-based physical comedy troupe Parallel Exit performs its silent live-action “road movie,” This Way That Way, inspired by the films of Keaton, Chaplin, and Laurel & Hardy, with an echo of the classic Hope and Crosby teamings.
Then on Saturday-Sunday, movies come back to the Ritz with the screening of the great Keaton and Chaplin films. Both are accompanied by live by the collective Kenosha Kid’s original scores feature unlikely instrumentations.
All shows are at the Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. For information and tickets, call (912) 262-6934, or e-mail or go online at

Gospel sing
The Gospel Lights present “Old Time Gospel” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 at 1805 Cartertown Road in Richmond Hill. For more information contact Chris Howard at (912) 884-4050 or

Learn to draw
Art classes sponsored by the Hinesville Area Arts Council will be on each fourth Saturday at the Liberty County YMCA. Next is Jan. 27. Children’s classes are from 10 a.m.-noon and an adult classes, 1-4 p.m. The cost is $12 for the children’s class and $20 for adults. Make reservations by calling 408-6380 or 408-6151.

Spaghetti dinner
Joseph Martin Elementary School presents the annual spaghetti dinner and first annual air band and lip sync contest. Join us for top-notch food and entertainment at 5 p.m. for take out/pickup or from 5:30-7 p.m. for table serving. The event will take place on Feb. 5. Advance tickets are $6, and $5 for children under 12. For more information, call 368-3114.

Mighty Eighth exhibit
POOLER — A short-term exhibit of some unique artifacts from the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum’s archives displayed in late 2006 will be installed again in the museum’s Rotunda from Jan. 26 through Feb. 4.
The rotunda exhibit is open to the public from 9 to 5 daily and is free. The 225-square-foot exhibit features one the few remaining Crosley “Pup” two-man experimental jeeps, the cockpit of a German ME109 fighter, a B-17 Flying Fortress propeller, an R-1820 reciprocating piston engine and the uniforms of officers and enlisted men.
The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is at 175 Bourne Ave. in Pooler. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.  For more information, call 912-748-8888 or go to

Savannah sidelights
The Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs has set its calendar. Events may change. Get more information online at
Through Jan. 28
Exhibition:  Andrée Ruellan at 100 presented by the Telfair Museum of Art. A talented American scene painter who worked in Savannah in the early 1940s. For information call (912) 790-8800 or visit
Through Jan. 28
Exhibition:  Spirit of Mexico: Photographs by Bravo, Levitt and Perkis presented by the Telfair Museum of Art at the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, featuring works by the acclaimed Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo, as well as imagery by Helen Levitt and Philip Perkis.  Call (912) 790-8800 or visit
Through March 31
Workshop: Women’s Independence Network (WIN) Photojournalism Workshops
Presented by Morningstar Arts, Inc.
Tuesdays 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Sundays 2:30 to 5 p.m.
At the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.
Hands-on workshops for young women, ages 16 to 25, with professional female photographers who will introduce them to the basic skills needed for a career in photojournalism.  Participants will execute projects and develop an exhibition to be displayed during National Women’s Month in March.
Experience and access to a camera are not required.   
Limited space available.  Advanced registration required.
Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs
For information, contact 912-927-9922 or visit
Jan. 19
Concert: Chuck Brodsky
Presented by the Savannah Folk Music Society
7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church  
For more information, contact 912-786-6953 or visit
Jan. 19-21 and 26-28
Performance: “Secret Garden”
Presented by the Savannah Children’s Theatre
At Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Drive
For information, contact 912-238-9015 or visit
Jan. 22 - Feb. 3
Performance: The Watts Prophets Residency
Presented by the Lucas Theatre for the Arts
Two week residency by the renowned jazz-accompanied poetry ensemble, The Watts Prophets, includes performances, workshops and the development of a “Hip-Hop Poetry Choir” with local youth.
For more information, call 912-525-5050 or visit

Northern District Choir
The Northern District Concert Choir will be Live at the St. James Community Church, 1140 Holmestown Road, Midway at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 and another concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at The Greater Emmanuel Tabernacle Church of Christ, 1101 Stiles Ave., Savannah, under the Leadership of Elder Barry Kelly of New York.
The choir is made up of singers from New York, New Jersey and North Carolina. Invited guest choirs are Faith Temple, St. James Candlelights Choir and the Georgia State Choir.
For more information, contact Sam Kelly at 368-8393.

Ballet on black history
Ballet Savannah announces a collaboration of live music, choirs and dance to perform “The Root of Dance,” a celebration of Black History Month and the empowerment of the African-American women who have impacted lives with success, change, and growth in America.
The event, which will be at Savannah Country Day on Feb. 17 at 2 and 8 p.m., commences Ballet Savannah’s celebration of Black History month. Guests dancers will be from The Dance Theatre of Harlem.
For more information call (912) 352-7487 of email to
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