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Weekend at a glance for Aug. 8-12
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Friday, Aug. 8

Jepson Live
An evening of music and art, with food and drinks available. All galleries will be open. When: Aug. 8 at 5-8 p.m. Where: Telfair's Jepson Center for the Arts. Cost: $10 Info: 790-8800 or

Savannah Sand Gnats Alzheimer Association Community Fundraiser Night
Support the Alzheimer's Association while enjoying baseball and fireworks. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Drive. Cost: $7. Info: 920-2231.

Savannah Cultural Arts Theatre: Once on This Island
Aug. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 10 at 3 p.m.
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. A catchy, Caribbean-flavored version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Little Mermaid," with music by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. This upbeat musical captures the imagination with tender ballads and colorful dance numbers as it tells the courageous story of the power of love. Cost: $17 general admission; $12 seniors/students 912-525-5050

Saturday, Aug. 9

Starland Farmers Market
What: Local organic and traditional produce, artists, food vendors, crafts people, musicians, street performers and storytellers. When: Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Where: Starland district on DeSoto Avenue between Whitaker and Bull streets and 40th and 41st streets. Cost: Free. Info: 443-5355, or

Eastman Gun Show
The popular gun show returns. When: Aug. 9 and 10, 9 am - 5 pm Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm Sunday
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Cost: $8, 11 and under free. Info: 651-6556

Snakes Alive!
Take a close look at native turtles and snakes, and even alligators. Learn how to identify which snakes are venomous and which are harmless to humans. See creatures you wouldn't see otherwise, and hear their life stories. Reservations required. When: Aug. 9 10 a.m. to noon. Where: Savannah-Ogeechee Canal museum and Nature Center
Cost: $15. Info: 236-8115

Banjo Building Workshop
Assemble a great-sounding five-string fretted banjo. Fee includes materials, tools and instruction. When: Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. Where: Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull St. Cost: $30. Info: 786-6953

Five Men On A Stool
A contemporary rhythm and jazz ensemble accompanied by a touch of spoken word. When: Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: $30. Info: 651-6556.

Haunted Oatland Island
Don't tour ghosts - hunt 'em! Nearly 50,000 square feet of 1920's haunted hospital awaits your investigation after dark on a mysterious island near Savannah! Equipment provided. When: Aug. 9 at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Cost: $36.50. Info: 866.666.DEAD(3323).

Sunday, Aug. 10

Roller Girl Boot Camp
A week of workouts, skating lessons and more, hosted by the Savannah Derby Devils. Bring a legal photo ID and insurance card. Will be held Aug. 10-16 at the Garden City Recreation Center/Gym, 160 Wheathill Rd., behind Groves High School. $25.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Grief: Healing the Broken Heart: Walking the Pathway of Loss
A series of weekly seminars about the patterns and processes that lead to healing from loss and provide opportunities for discussion and interaction by participants. The seminars will be presented by Dr. Owen E. Tucker, M.Ed., D.Min., grief coordinator at Island Hospice. The next session is "How Men and Women Grieve" and will cover what's normal and to be expected as a basis for healing to begin.
When: Aug. 12 from 7:30-9 p.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: Free.

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