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Halloween Hike 2014 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, Oct. 24 & 25

October 20th, 2014

Halloween Fall 2014 kids events Savannah

Got those Halloween 2014 costumes yet?

One place you’re going to want to hit while in costume is the Halloween Hike @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center , one of our all time favorite annual kids’ events in Savannah! If you’ve never taken your little trick-or-treaters to this non-scary Halloween event, make sure this is the year you do so!

This year’s Halloween Hike will be 5-8 PM Oct. 24 & 25.

Walk with your trickster down Oatland’s friendly forest trail to meet and gather goodies from our friendly animal characters.

Let Mother Earth show you the way and sit with Mother Goose as she tells her favorite rhymes. Face painting, spooky crafts, and many more monstrous activities await your arrival. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Details here.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HALLOWEEN & FALL EVENTS,  CLICK HERE. 

Parents’ Night Out: Kids’ Campfire Cookout with Utopia in Savannah, Oct. 25

October 20th, 2014

Savannah Campfire Cookout: Parents Night Out

Frozen Slumber Party in Savannah

Here’s a chance to grab a date night with your sweetie (How about date night aboard an Old Savannah Tours ghost trolley tour?) while your kids enjoy a campfire cookout in Savannah.

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah invites your kids to take part a Campfire Cookout this Sat. Oct. 25

Campfire Cook-out – Oct. 25

Utopia is blending all things camp-out and fall festival in one awesome event! Perfect
opportunity for that much needed date night, parents, as the kids are
entertained at an evening of fun!
6 pm-10 pm. $20/participant. Please RSVP by 10/21/14

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In December, Utopia will host a Winter Wonderland Retreat Girls’ Slumber party featuring princess dress-up, cookie decorating  & of course, the movie ‘Frozen.’

For more information on all of the above events or to RSVP, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

Details below.

Winter Wonderland Retreat – Dec. 5 & 6

Girl’s Night Slumber Party!
Girls will bake & decorate cookies, become ice princesses, watch “Frozen” & so much more!
6 pm – 10 am. $30/participant. Please RSVP by 11/25/14

For more information on all of the above events or to RSVP, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. provides a range of unique skill development programs and in-home support services for families of children with and without diagnoses, such as ASD, SPD, ADD, ODD, LD, PDD-NOS, and other Behavioral and Developmental Issues. Utopia, 54 Rio Road, Savannah, 31419  www.utopiaga.us,  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Tel: 912-224-0201 Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Make an impact & read with Pulaski Elementary School students, Savannah, Oct. 28

October 20th, 2014

volunteers needed to help Savannah public schools Here’s a chance to give back to the families of our troops who serve us so well and make an impact on Savannah schools.

Join Michelle Nunn in a service project reading with children from Pulaski Elementary School. 45% of the children that attend Pulaski are children of active duty military members and civilians working on the base.

Date: Tuesday, October 28th
Time: 1-3:00 PM
Location:
Pulaski Elementary School
1001 Tibet Ave
Savannah GA
31419

Please make sure that if you plan to attend to RSVP by clicking here.

Spookalicious Halloween festivities @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is., Oct. 25

October 20th, 2014

Halloween kids activities Hilton Head Island children museums

The Sandbox’s “Spookalicious” Halloween!

Join The Sandbox Children’s Festival for Halloween Festivities
Saturday, October 25, 2014,
10am-5pm

Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play! Themed crafts and activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats! Special Saturday Admission is $5 per person age 1 and older. Up to 12 months is free (coupons not valid for this event).

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

Pee Wee Rodeo benefit for Urban Hope, Savannah, Nov. 22

October 20th, 2014

Pee Wee Rodeo Savannah 2014Urban Hope’s 1st Annual Pee Wee Rodeo presented by Moves with a Purpose

Join Urban Hope for a fun filled day of all things cowboy and cowgirl. The Pee Wee Rodeo will introduce children to the fun and unique lifestyle of the rodeo. Children will be able to participate in rodeo events using a stick horse. There will also be pony rides, arts and crafts from Scribble Art Studio, farm animals and cowboy/cowgirl demonstrations.

Children younger than 2 can take part in a special “kiddie corral”. Food and beverages available for purchase from Molly MacPherson’s, Thomas “The hot dog man”, Leopold’s Ice Cream and Kona Ice.

All proceeds from the event will be benefit Urban Hope, a local non profit dedicated to giving children a free, safe, educational and loving environment after school and during the summer.

Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail
Cost: Adults $15, Children $10, 2 and Under are Free

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit urbanhopesavannah.org.

You’re invited: Fall Festival 2014 @ St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Oct. 25

October 20th, 2014

Savannah Fall Festivals St. James Catholic School

St. James Catholic School Fall Festival 2014 is open to the public.

Bring the kids to enjoy a zipline, obstacle course, rock wall, jousting, inflatables, petting zoo, tricycle race & more @ St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406

For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school or St. James Early Learning Center for ages 1-3 , visit www.sjcs-savannahga.org, call (912) 355-3132, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org, (912) 355-3132,  www.sjcs-savannahga.org On Facebook here.  St. James Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Introduce your child to live theater: Goodnight Moon Musical @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

October 17th, 2014

Goodnight Moon Musical Savannah

We’ve seen many quality productions @ Savannah Children’s Theatre.

But the Goodnight Moon musical that’s playing this weekend is by far the most tot-friendly. The lively, sweet musical is less than 90 minutes – ideal for young kids.

If you’ve been on the fence about introducing your child to live theater, here’s your chance to introduce him/her.

Goodnight Moon (Musical) @ Savannah Children’s Theatre.

For tickets and additional information please visit Savannah Children’s Theatre website at savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Goodnight Moon Musical showtimes

Show weekends – October 18-19
Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM
Adults $15, Children/Seniors/Military $12

The Savannah Children’s Theatre, www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org, 2160 East Victory Drive, in the Crossroads Shopping Center. On Facebook here. 

FREE Field Trip for Savannah Homeschoolers, Oct. 24

October 16th, 2014

Free homeschool field trip in Savannah Attention parents of all homeschool students in the Greater Savannah area: you’re invited on a FREE field trip for homeschoolers:  Georgia Historic Society (GHS) Scavenger Hunt & TOUR

Learn how to use GHS research tools to discover your family’s genealogy & Georgia History

Friday, October 24, 2014
9A-10:30A
Georgia Historical Society-Hodgson Hall
501 Whitaker Street/W. Gaston Street
912-651-2125

Dress Code*: Casual Attire
*see dress codes for details at www.iln-ga.org

Pack a lunch and join Independent Learning Network, Inc. afterward at Forsyth Park for some well-deserved time off

RSVP by Monday, October 20th via email at info@iln-ga.org or (912)355-7557

Independent Learning Network, Inc., email info@iln-ga.org, tel: (912)355-7557  7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, www.iln-ga.org On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Affordable Savannah art classes for kids including Morning Mud for Toddlers, Felt Animals & more

October 15th, 2014

Art classes for children in Savannah Parent and Child Holiday Clay, Soap Making Workshop, Morning Mud for toddlers, Felt Animals, Enameling, and Intro to Tiles.

Those are just a few of the fun art classes & workshops offered this Fall/Winter 2014 @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios at 9 W. Henry St.

Register now for day & evening sessions for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels.

Sessions begin October 27 and run through December 12. Three week and six week classes are available, as well as weekend workshops.

Visual arts class mediums include ceramics, glass, metalsmithing, and jewelry making. New workshops this session are Parent and Child Holiday Clay, Soap Making Workshop, Morning Mud for toddlers, Felt Animals, Enameling, and Intro to Tiles.

Cost

Class fees here. Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted.

Register

Class schedule and registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783. Class fees here. 

Youth Workshops

Fused Glass Jewelry (2 weeks)
Instructor: Stephanie VanGeel
Ages 8+, Sat., Nov. 15 & 22, 10am-12pm
Join this fun hands-on class and learn how to layer glass to create jewelry. Students will create rings, necklaces and much more using a variety of techniques.
$55/$50 city resident

Raku
Instructor: Clair Buckner
All Ages, Sat., Nov. 22, 10-1pm
This ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique in which 2000° glowing red hot works are removed from the kiln and placed into a fire chamber filled with combustibles is sure to inflame and inspire. Personal bisque fired works can be glazed and fired. Pieces will be available for those who want to participate.
$10 per piece fired

Savannah art ceramics clay classes for children Parent & Child Holiday Clay
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Come join us for a holiday themed parent child workshop and make your own festive piece of art! Students will learn, basic hand building techniques and decorating techniques!
Ages 6+, Sat., Dec. 6, 10-12pm
$15/$10 city resident

Fused Glass Ornaments
Instructor: Christine Hefner
Ages 8+, Sat., Dec. 6, 10-1pm
Join this hands-on workshop open to all skill levels interested in fused glass. Students will learn basic glass cutting and fusing techniques creating a unique fused glass ornaments.
$15/$10 city resident

Youth Visual Art Classes
Teen Jewelry (4 weeks)
Instructor: Jessica Duckworth
Ages 12+, Tues. Nov 18 – Dec. 9, 4:15-5:15pm
This introductory class will teach young students the fundamentals of jewelry design. Students will work with wire wrapping, beading and other techniques to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
$65/$60 city resident

Bookmaking (6 weeks)
Instructor: Johanna Hickey
Ages 8+, Wed. Oct. 29 – Dec. 10, 4 -5pm
In this beginning level class, students will explore traditional and alternative bookmaking methods. The class include, designing and creating their own covers as well as several ways of binding, from adhesive to non-adhesive techniques.
$85/$80 city resident

Children’s Clay (4 weeks)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 10-16, Wed. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 3:30-4:30pm
This introductory clay class will teach young students the fundamentals of hand building and sculpture. Students will work with coils and slabs and a variety of glazes.
$65/$60 city resident

Morning Mud for Toddlers (3 weeks) – NEW
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 3-6, Thurs. Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 10-11am
This is a perfect pottery play date! This class will allow for a creative ceramic experience to be shared by children and their parents. The class will focus on coil and slab construction as well as different decorative techniques. Each week we will explore a new creative idea with clay.
$15/$10 city resident –per class

Felt Animals (6 weeks) – NEW
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 8+, Thurs., Oct. 30 – Dec. 11, 4-5pm
This class will teach children the basics of sewing and embroidery in a fun and creative way! Students will learn how to work from a drawing template to recreate one-of-a-kind animals out of felt!
$85/$80 city resident

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

You’re invited: ‘Make Middle School Awesome’ District One Town Hall

October 15th, 2014

If you’re a parent who plans to send your child to a middle school in District 1 of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, mark this one down on your calendar as a do-not-miss event.

Make Middle School Awesome — District One Town Hall
6 PM Monday, November 3
The STEM Academy
207 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31406

District 1 Savannah-Chatham County School Board Member Julie Wade will host this District One town hall meeting to discuss how we can make middle school awesome in Savannah-Chatham County public schools.

Format will include 15 minute presentation on the good, the bad, and the ugly about our middle schools, and then 4 break out sessions to gather parent, student, and community input about what you would like to see in our middle schools.

The district is in the process of reformulating some of our middle schools, and this is a great opportunity to get your input on how those should look and feel.