SAVANNAH - The Savannah Ronald McDonald House will host the Chef of the House Challenge on Aug. 23-29. It will be an "Iron Chef"-inspired fundraiser with a twist - competitors will bring their own challengers. The event, which benefits the Savannah Ronald McDonald House, will feature amateurs and culinary masters with a passion for cooking, grilling and giving back to the community.
Last weekend at the box office, Will Ferrell's "The Other Guys" and Steve Carrell's "Dinner for Schmucks" duked it out in a comedy battle royale. Though Carrell's latest film opened one weekend ahead of Ferrell's, the head start afforded no benefit.
The 21st annual Brooklet Peanut Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 21.
Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien will have family scavenger hunts starting this Saturday and continuing each Saturday through September. Employees at the fort will draw names and give away gift certificates to three families each weekend.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A relaxed mood early in the week could give way to high-temperature disputes. The aries lamb should resist being pulled into heated quarrels that could really singe your wool.
The Richmond Hill Community Theatre is looking for people who are interested in directing a production as early as this fall.
Gospel music is different than regular music. Local gospel singer Terry Newsome said it has the power to change lives. "It's not just for entertainment," he said. "The hope of Jesus is the only hope we have when we have nothing else."
Recording artist and Midway resident Naomi Ruth McFadden is gaining popularity in gospel music circles. She will soon release her debut album, "Come too Far," and has been performing at various church events around the region. The album's namesake single is available on iTunes.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A previous misunderstanding continues to taint the atmosphere to some extent in the early part of the week. But cooler heads prevail, and the situation eases by week's end.
Local playwright Donald Lovette will produce and stage the third and final segment of his long-running morality play, "Mama Turn the Radio on," on Aug. 13-15.
SAVANNAH - Savannah's Cultural Arts Theatre will hold auditions for its fall production of "Steel Magnolias" at 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 2-3, at S.P.A.C.E. Gallery's Black Box Theater, 9 W. Henry St.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Avoid adding to the tension around you. Even a well-meant reaction against something you perceive as unfair could be misunderstood. Let things calm down, and then talk about it.
SAVANNAH -- Mark R. Finlay, professor of history and assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Armstrong Atlantic State University, has received the 2009 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award for his book, "Growing American Rubber: Strategic Plants and the Politics of National Security," (Rutgers University Press, 2009) presented by the Agricultural History Society.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don't gnash those pearly whites because you might have to delay your plans. This could give the lucky lamb a better perspective of what's been done, and what still needs doing.
SAVANNAH - The city of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs announced that it is seeking artists to exhibit at Gallery Savannah's Place for Art, Culture and Education in 2011. Gallery S.P.A.C.E. serves the Savannah community with exhibitions and educational programming designed to strengthen awareness and stimulate dialogue through artistic expression.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.
Ah, yes, it's that time of year again.
"The Penguins of Madagascar" is a spin-off from the successful "Madagascar" animated franchise, and while it has its moments of energy and humor, I think it would've been much more successful as a DVD release.
The "Hunger Games" series continues with the recently released third installment, "Mockingjay - Part 1," which goes the same route that worked for both the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" series: Split the final chapter into two parts to milk the proverbial cash cow.
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