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(Savannah Halloween 2020) Wormsloe hosts Halloween-Themed Scavenger Hunt: Where’s Noble Bones?

September 24th, 2020

Wormsloe Historic Site Savannah Halloween Scavenger Hunt 2020

“Where’s Noble Bones?” Halloween-themed scavenger hunt @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Help find one of Savannah’s founders — Noble Jones — who has lost all of his Noble Bones. Every Saturday in October 2020, Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah will host a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy nature and history while scaring up Halloween fun.

Guests will make their way to the museum where they will find QR codes giving the first clue to begin their journey. The first clue will lead you to the first “Bones” family member hidden on the main trail. Near this skeleton will be the next QR code with the next clue. After locating the fourth Bone’s family member, it will lead you to your final destination.

The scavenger hunt is free with admission, which ranges from $4.50 children to $10 adults. Every Saturday will offer a different experience with unique locations and clues for locating the skeletons.

Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, 31406.
912-353-3023.

Fall 2020 Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

September 24th, 2020

Scribble Art Studio Savannah art classes

Time to sign up your child for Scribble Art Studio in Savannah’s popular after school art classes for ages 5 and older as well as their Portfolio Builders’ Class for older children.

Classes run on:
Mondays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Thursdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM

Both the General Art classes and Portfolio Builders class run each day at both times for your convenience. You pick the day and time that works best for you. OPEN ENROLLMENT!

Classes run in 5 week sessions for $200. All supplies included.

Check out Scribble Art Studio’s updated website here.

Open enrollment. Register today at www.scribbleartstudio.com

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Birthday Parties & New Adult Workshops, too

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s next birthday party at Scribble Art Studio where you’ll enjoy your choice of guided art project and then leave the mess for Scribble to clean up.

Adult Workshops

Host a creative escape for your crew at the studio. Scribble is now booking parties for you and your friends to try your hand at printmaking, or acrylic or watercolor painting.

Questions? Call Geoff at 202-379-5643

Scribble Art Studio
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Free Savannah Music Festival Jazz Academy program offered virtually for kids

September 23rd, 2020

Meet the SMF Jazz Academy’s 2020-21 Artist Instructors

If you have a child enrolled in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools who plays a musical instrument or is interested in learning to play a musical instrument, please check out the free Savannah Musical Festival’s virtual Jazz Academy.

Registration is open now for the Fall 2020 semester of SMF Jazz Academy. Enroll online here. 

Open to all students in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Open to all music levels.

This a flexible program that’s able to adapt to student’s needs and give them the skills to grow their creativity. It’s being offered virtually for fall 2020 and already serving students in jazz music education.

Here’s what’s included for each student FOR FREE:

Depending on musical level, students are provided the following:
1) 2 days a week (either Mon and Tues or Wed and Thurs) of Jazz Music Classes (online)
2) Private instrument lessons with one of SMF Jazz Academy Artist Instructors (pictured above)
3) If your student needs an instrument or practice materials, SMF Academy has some for them that they can rent for FREE.

My 6th-grade daughter is enrolled and has already had a few of the sessions. She had her first private lesson today and loved it. She’s been taking saxophone for a year now and is a beginner. I’ve never seen her so spirited about her instrument until after today’s lesson. SMF Jazz Academy has been a welcome bright spot in my daughter’s distance learning during this complicated season of virtual education.

SMF Jazz Academy is currently accepting beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Previous musical experience is not required.

Enroll online here. 

Questions? Contact Jessica Messere at jessica@savannahmusicfestival.org or 912.234.3378 x107.

Savannah Private Schools: Fall 2020 Open Houses, Tours for Prospective Families

September 23rd, 2020

Savannah private schools preK, preschools kindergarten

Admissions season has begun! Visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah private school Fall 2020 open houses & ongoing school tours for prospective families include:

Blessed Sacrament School 
Schedule a tour of Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah, a landmark pre-K through 8th grade Catholic school. Call 912.356.6987.
Details here.

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Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler
Tour this private school’s recently expanded campus & meet staff members.
NOW ENROLLING: Preschool – ages 2-4
Elementary – K-7th grade (New grade added each year)
Details here.

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Veritas Academy in Savannah
Virtual tour of this private school Thurs. Nov. 5, 2020, 6-7PM
PreK-12th grade
Details here. 

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Calvary Day School in Savannah
Admissions Event
9AM-Noon Wed. Oct. 7 2020
Open House
2-5PM Sun. Nov. 8 2020
For students in Pre-K-12th grade and their families
Details here. 

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CDC’s Halloween 2020 Guidelines Warn Against Typical Trick-Or-Treating

September 23rd, 2020

Halloween treak or treating Savannah Chatham County

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Halloween 2020 guidelines warn against typical trick-or-treating.

Find details as well as safer alternatives here.

Advanced Academics in Pooler microschool now offering full-day sessions for homeschoolers, early learners

September 22nd, 2020

Advanced Academics homeschool program Pooler Savannah

Advanced Academics in Pooler, which provides education services for early learners and homeschoolers, now offers full day sessions starting Oct. 1 for 1st-5th grade students.

Learn more here. 

Advanced Academics offers customized learning PreK – 5th, face to face, on a small campus. Students may enroll at anytime during the year. Four year old’s may begin after their birthday.

This is a microschool, which does mean a small campus, but it also means that Advanced Academics can customize education for each child.

Advanced Academics
email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com
912-348-2017
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

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SCAD Museum of Art reopens to the public

September 22nd, 2020

SCAD Museum of Art Savannah reopens SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah has reopened to the public.

SCAD MOA is now open Thursday-Sunday with five new exceptional exhibitions.

Find tickets and more information about exhibitions, hours, and new safety procedures at scadmoa.org

Children younger than 14 are free.

The SCAD Museum of Art offers a unique experience for study and discovery. With checklists, lesson plans, visual aids and more, these educational guides provide information for teachers and parents to prepare themselves and students for learning opportunities at the museum and the Walter O. Evans Center for African-American Studies.

The SCAD Museum of Art is housed in an 1853 brick structure that was once a railway depot for the Central of Georgia Railway.

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, GA

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(Two Sisters Travel Deals) LAST CHANCE To Save BIG at Universal Orlando Resort

September 22nd, 2020

Universal Orlando Travel Deals Two Sister Travel Savannah

If you’re feeling ready to explore again, the world is re-opening for travel and the deals are some of the best we’ve ever seen!

Take advantage of the low crowds and the 2-days free ticket offer for a last minute vacation at Universal Orlando Resort this fall. You can even package with their convenient onsite hotels for even bigger savings.

Not sure what it’s like visiting a theme park right now?

Two Sisters Travel visited last month and have all of the firsthand knowledge and experience to help you navigate the travel options for your family.

If you’re looking to plan a trip to Universal Orlando Resort or any vacation, contact Two Sisters Travel team of professional travel advisors.

Two Sisters Travel will help you make vacation planning easier, and there’s no fee for their services.

Tara McCoy
Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241

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(Savannah therapists) Binge Eating Disorder: Why Can’t I Stop Eating?

September 21st, 2020

Binge Eating disorder Low Country Therapists Savannah Counseling Counselors

Low Country Counseling in Savannah on Binge Eating Disorder

For those who struggle with binge eating, food can lead to anxiety and shame.

This eating pattern has many names: emotional eating, over-eating, compulsive eating, food addiction, etc. They all mean the same thing: that eating has become an adaptation to dealing with negative feelings and experiences. And then a terrible cycle ensues: eating, shame, and then fasting or dieting to “do better.” This cycle can feel lonely and endless. And hence the question, “Why Can’t I Stop Eating?”

The answer may be Binge Eating Disorder (BED). BED is the most common eating disorder, however it was only recently recognized officially.

Learn more about causes of BED, tips to reduce binge eating and 5 signs of binge eating disorder here.

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for individuals, moms, couples, families, and teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions or to schedule an appointment. Help is available.

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After School at the Skidaway Is. Aquarium $5 online programs for ages 6-12

September 21st, 2020

Virtual after school programs kids Skidaway Aquarium Marine Extension Savannah

Every Thursday from Oct. 1 until Nov. 19, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium in Savannah will host virtual after-school programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the Georgia coast by featuring various activities and animals.

These After School at the Aquarium programs will include a mix of art, nature journaling, science demonstrations and virtual animal encounters that provide exciting learning experiences for participants. Children of all ages are welcome, but activities are designed for children ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. Adult supervision is required for the duration of the webinar.

Each program will be held via zoom webinar from 4-4:45PM. These After School at the Aquarium programs will include a mix of art, nature journaling, science demonstrations and virtual animal encounters that provide fun learning experiences about the ocean.

Course outline
10/1- Sounds around me
10/8- Fish Tales
10/15-Patterns on the Coast
10/22-Home Herpetology
10/29-Ocean Pollution Solutions
11/5- Marsh Mysteries
11/12-Seafood Snack-time
11/19-Turtle-y Awesome Art

Course Fee: $5

Register online here. 

Kindermusik Savannah offers private music lessons for children 6+

September 20th, 2020

private music lessons Savannah Pooler youth children piano guitar violin mandolin

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano will have their fall recital outdoors in a covered pavilion on a stage.

If your little one starts lessons now, they could perform for this recital on Nov. 14 2020.

Come see why community recitals are a huge motivator and inspiration to Kindermusik’s music students ages 6+.

For more info, or to set up your child’s free 15-trial lesson, text 912-432-5885 or visit 88keyspiano.com.

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Savannah’s Virtual Buddy Walk 2020 to support Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

September 19th, 2020

Help this Rincon 7-year-old raise money, awareness for Down syndrome during Savannah’s Buddy Walk 2020

This week’s SouthernMamas.com Savannah newspaper article spotlights 7-year-old Paisley Metz of Rincon, who has participated in every Savannah Buddy Walk since she was born. She’ll partake in the year’s virtual Buddy Walk on Oct. 3. Read the article here.

Virtual Buddy Walk, Oct. 3 2020, Savannah

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society 15th annual Buddy Walk will be Sat. Oct. 3, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 they had to create a virtual Buddy walk this year. You can continue this tradition of walking to help raise awareness and making change. Individual registration is $10.

Register online here.

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About LowCountry Down Syndrome Society

Since 2006, LDSS has grown from a group of a few families to an organization serving Savannah and the surrounding counties through events such as The Buddy Walk, The Night of Champions and Camp Buddy.

LDSS is a non-profit support group to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are regularly, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. Members are encouraged to bring their children. The group is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. http://www.ldssga.org/

Savannah Children’s Museum reopens for Thursdays through Saturdays, starting Sept. 24

September 18th, 2020

Savannah Children's Museum reopens

Savannah Children’s Museum will reopen Thursdays through Saturdays, 9:30AM to 2:30PM, beginning Thurs. Sept. 24 2020.

Daily programming will be offered in addition to a special bottle rocket program at noon every day Thursday-Saturday. Please note that Savannah Children’s Museum is an outdoor site and closes during adverse weather conditions.

For the safety of all staff and guests, SCM follows social distancing protocols and will implement enhanced sanitizing procedures. Visitors are asked to adhere to the City of Savannah Government, Chatham County, Georgia Government and CDC mask regulations and recommendations.

Savannah Children’s Museum is also available for private bookings including birthday parties, field trips and homeschool groups Sunday through Wednesday and its Mobile Museum programs can be brought to your location any day of the week. Please contact Megan Alstad for more information at malstad@chsgeorgia.org

Savannah Children’s Museum admission is free for Coastal Heritage Society members and $8 per person aged 18 months and older. Find info on how to beome a member here.

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah reopens

September 18th, 2020

Fort Pulaski National Monument Savannah reopens

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah has reopened.

The national monument has moved into Phase 2 of its Adaptive Recovery Operations and historic Fort Pulaski has reopened.

The fort will be open during regular park hours from 10AM-4PM. (The park is open for visitors 9AM-5PM). Interpretive programs are not being offered at this time. Staff will be available for visitor information.

Fort Pulaski, island trails, parking lots, and visitor center restrooms are open. The visitor center, and the north shoreline are closed.

Find more information here.

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FREE ADMISSION DAYS 

Fort Pulaski National Monument is free on the these days in 2020:

Sat. Sept. 26 – National Public Lands Day
Wed. Nov. 11 – Veterans Day

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. For more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/FortPulaski or call (912) 786-5787.

SouthCoast Health family physician on the importance of maintaining your preventative appointments

September 18th, 2020

SouthCoast Health doctors Savannah

SouthCoast Health Family Physician Dr. Rebecca Sellers

SouthCoast Health family physician Dr. Rebecca Sellers addressed the importance of NOT postponing medical appointments during the current COVID-19 pandemic with WSAV. She explained waiting too long to get checked out can worsen certain chronic conditions.

Watch Dr. Sellers’ appearance here to learn about the importance of check-ups with your physician. As a reminder, SouthCoast Health has COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of patients, physicians, and staff. SouthCoast Health also offers virtual visits as an option for certain health care needs that do not require an in-person visit.

Learn more here. 

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(Savannah private schools) Admissions event & open house @ Calvary Day School

September 17th, 2020

You & your family are invited to get a first-hand glimpse of all the amazing opportunities available for students in Pre-K through 12th grade @ upcoming open houses and admissions events @ Calvary Day School in Savannah 

Calvary Day School open houses are the perfect chance to see what today’s learners are doing to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Learn more here

Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah

Admissions Event
9AM-Noon Wed. Oct. 7 2020

Open House
2-5PM Sun. Nov. 8 2020
For students in Pre-K-12th grade and their families

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Private Tours

Private tours are also offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year from 9AM-2PM. To schedule your private tour, call Calvary admissions department at (912) 351-0700  or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.

To learn more about Calvary Day School, visit their website at www.calvarydayschool.com.

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