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Silent films, heritatge, women show coming up
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Art on isles
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association is having silent film festival this weekend in Brunswick.
Here’s the line-up for “The Sounds of Silents” 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 cost $18 adults, $15 students & seniors. Weekend package price (all three shows) $30 adults, $24 students & seniors.
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 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 concert
The Northern District Concert Choir will be Live at the St. James Community Church, 1140 Holmestown Road, Midway at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and another concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at The Greater Emmanuel Tabernacle Church of Christ, 1101 Stiles Ave, Savannah Georgia, under the Leadership of Elder Barry Kelly of New York. Invited guest choirs are Faith Temple, St. James Candlelights Choir and the Georgia State Choir. For more information, contact Sam Kelly at (912) 368-8393.

Southern Women’s show
The Southern Women’s show comes to Savannah Beginning Feb. 9-11 at Savannah’s International Trade and Convention Center. Shop for the latest in fashions and accessories, watch fashion shows, sample gourmet foods, treat yourself to a makeover, meet Dr. Will from TV’s “Big Brother,” and more.
Show hours: Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission: $8 dollars at the door, $7 dollars in advance on-line or at participating Lo Cost Pharmacy locations, $6.50 each for groups of 20 or more (in advance only), Children six and under free with an adult. For more information call 1-800-849-0248 or visit

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.

Political yucks
STATESBORO — Next up in the 2006-07 season for the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University is the The Capital Steps on Feb. 10. 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 tickets or get more information, call toll free (866) PAC-ARTS, or visit the PAC website at

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

Book talk
The Brunswick-Glynn County Library will host “The Motive from the Deed,” at 3 p.m. Saturday. Patricia Wynn will talk about her latest book, “The Motive from the Deed.” A mystery set in 1715 England, the book features Lady Oglethorpe and Fanny Oglethorpe as Jacobite spies. Wynn will discuss her research about the Oglethorpe family and how she weaves history into her award-winning mystery novels.
 The program is free and open to the public. For information call (912) 267-1212.

Black Heritage Festival
The 18th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival, presented by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Savannah State University, will include a juried exhibition on display Feb. 5-28, 2007.
The festival theme is “Our Journey — A Story Unfolding.” The theme celebrates the journeys of Africans and African Americans, and tells the ever-unfolding story of their courage, commitment, dedication and fortitude throughout an enduring path to freedom and justice - a path that has influenced the history and cultural heritage of America.
For more information, call the festival message line at (912) 691-6847.
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