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Savannah Summer Camps 2015 Guide

Telfair Museums offers Free Family Day, Free Community Day & new TechSpace acquisition

July 21st, 2018

Free family day Savannah Juneteenth 2018 Telfair Museums Jepson

Free Family Day at the Jepson Center

Celebrate the end of summer and the exhibition The Open Road, with free family activities about travel and photography. Contribute to a map of summer travels, make an end-of-summer postcard, and talk to prominent local photographers about their work and travels.

1-4PM Sat. Aug. 4 2018
Open Road Free Family Day
Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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free admission Owens Thomas Savannah

Lift Every Voice: Free Community Day

On Sun. Aug. 19, receive FREE admission to the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah for a special tour focused on the lives of Emma, Peter, and Diane, who were some of the enslaved people who lived on the site.

Several Savannah area cultural organizations and sites are collaborating in August to honor our community’s African American history, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).

Lift Every Voice, whose name comes from the historic song of the same name by James Weldon Johnson, began as a global initiative by the Smithsonian, encouraging partners, organizations, and individuals who study, love, or support African American history and culture to join NMAAHC in their inaugural year celebration (2016- 2017).

Noon-5PM, Sun. Aug. 19 2018
Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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TechSpace: New Acquisition

Interact with art in the Jepson Center’s Tech Space gallery, which now includes the recent acquisition To Whom Does the Air Belong To? pictured above. This video sculpture by Swiss-born artist Katja Loher offers a glimpse into the extraordinary language developed by honeybees.

Open daily during museum hours
Kids’ can interact with technology at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Complementing the ArtZeum, the Jepson Center’s Technology and Art Gallery is a great place for visitors of all ages to explore interactive and new media art. This long-term rotating exhibit introduces viewers to new media works that use various types of video & computer processing.

Remember: museum admission is always free for children ages 12 & younger.

Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Savannah schools: Sex Ed Survey for Parents

July 20th, 2018

Voices for Schools Savannah Due to schedule constraints, some Savannah-Chatham County Public School students miss out on a formal Sexual and Health Education Curriculum in school.

Voices For Schools in Savannah is exploring the idea of bringing in educators from an outside educational non-profit (Voices for Schools is currently working on who that will be) to provide this education outside of the school day.

Please help Voices for Schools decide if there is enough interest in this by answering a few questions via this quick online survey here.

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About Voices for Schools

Voices for Schools takes solution-focused, action oriented steps to address the needs of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System.

Learn more here.

SouthernMamas Exclusive Q&A with Pediatric Associates

July 18th, 2018

Pediatricians Savannah

We’re excited to kick off our partnership with Pediatric Associates to offer you an exclusive Q&A opportunity.

Follow this link to submit your question for the chance to have it answered by baby expert Dr. Brandy Gheesling.

On Aug. 1, check back on the SouthernMamas Facebook page for the video of Dr. Gheesling answering your questions!

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

New Toddler Time Drop-In Sessions in Savannah

July 18th, 2018

Toddler Mommy Me Art Classes SavannahAttention parents of toddlers!

There is a new Toddler Time Drop-In program at City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studio @ 9 Henry St.

Toddler Time Drop-In will be every Thursday in August, 11-11:40AM. For ages 2-4. No registration is required. Cost is $20/per pair.

This will be an interactive learning experience designed for parents or caregivers and toddlers. The program will introduce your child to various materials including clay, glue, beads, and buttons fabric. Using these supplies, your child will explore printing, painting, sculpting, cutting and gluing. Some of the projects will be collaborative between adult and child but most will be watching what your child can do. An adult must be present to interact with the child.

No registration is required to attend, however the session is limited to 12 pairs.

Learn more here. 

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DIY Sketchbooking class for ages 13-17

Register your teen for a new DIY Sketchbooking class @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studio @ 9 Henry St.

DIY Sketchbook (4 Weeks)
Instructor: Courtney Osterhage
Ages 13-17
Tuesdays, August 7-28, 6 -7:20PM

Throughout this 4 week workshop, students will create an interactive sketchbook. Students will use recycled cardboard and paper to make the book and bind the edges. Once the book is finished, students will be introduced to a variety of techniques to make the book interactive. At the end, each child will be given a chance to design their cover and begin sketching. This class is limited to 15 students.
Cost: $50 per student

Find registration & class details here. 

Savannah schools: Tour Blessed Sacrament School

July 17th, 2018

Savannah schools private Catholic Blessed Sacrament

Enrollment for 2018-19 is open @ Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah.

Schedule your tour of this pre-K through 8th grade school. See Blessed Sacrament’s new, state of the art science lab, art room, media center, music center, new lecture hall and new gym. BSS has what your child needs to go confidently into the future.

Blessed Sacrament School starts Aug. 14 2018.

Email for more information: info@bss-savannah.org or call 912-356-6987.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament – a pre-K through 8th grade school – here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, www.bss-savannah.org, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Tax-Free Weekend 2018 in South Carolina

July 17th, 2018

Tax Free Tax Holiday Weekend 2016 Georgia South Carolina

No sales tax-free weekend in Georgia for 2018. But just across the bridge, South Carolina will have the annual sales tax holiday weekend Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 this year to help save on your back-to-school. Which will make it worth the trip to hit the Tanger Outlets, Target etc. along US 278 in Bluffton, SC.

South Carolina 2018 Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 3-5 

South Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend applies to the following items:
Clothing, Accessories, Footwear, School supplies, Computers, Computer equipment & software, Linens, bath towels, shower curtains.

Not exempt: Jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture and layaway purchases.

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No Georgia tax-free weekend

Georgia State lawmakers failed to pass legislation during this year’s Legislative session to provide for any 2018 tax holidays, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue, ending the state’s tax-free weekends.

Looking for even more ways to save? See our SAVANNAH & LOWCOUNTRY FREE EVENTS PAGE

Free admission July 25 for teachers to Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

July 17th, 2018

Free teacher admission

Wednesday July 25 2018 is Teacher Appreciation Day @ Jacksonville Zoo & Garden. 

Educators get in FREE with their school or district ID.

This is not just limited to Florida teachers either; Georgia teachers included, too.

Jacksonville Zoo & Garden, 370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville, Fla 32218, (904) 757-4463 www.jacksonvillezoo.org

Kindermusik Savannah Family Jam Night for $10 per family

July 16th, 2018

Kindermusik Mommy Me Savannah music classes

Join  Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for Family Jam Night!

Imagine an evening with your 0-7 year olds enjoying music, movement, instruments, family togetherness and more!

Saturday, August 4, at 6:15PM; only $10 for the whole family, regardless of how many children you have! Enrollment is limited; save a space for your family today. Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

FREE Demo Classes

Join  Kindermusik Savannah  the last week of July for giveaways, refreshments and free demo classes as Kindermusik Savannah celebrates their 17th year anniversary uniting families through Kindermusik!

For more info, text “CELEBRATE” to 912-432-5885 or email info@kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

New location announced for Do-Re-We early childhood music classes, Savannah

July 14th, 2018

Do Re We Toddler music classes Parent & Me Savannah

Do-Re-We  is pleased to announce its new location for Saturday morning classes!

Dr. Erica Blaikie Young of Relief Direct Primary Care has generously offered to host our classes in her cozy cottage office on Whitemarsh Island. The address is 51 Johnny Mercer Boulevard, Cottage A1, which is across the street from Islands Library.

Saturday classes begin on Sept. 8. Here’s the schedule:
9-9:30AM: Toddlers (13-24 months)
9:45-10:15AM: Infants (0-12 months)
10:30-11AM: 2 & 3 Year-Olds
11:15 – 11:45AM 4 & 5 Year-Olds

The 8-week session costs $80. You can register online at www.dorewe.com.

A special thank-you to everyone who took the survey! You helped Do Re We choose this location based on your input.

Do Re We, www.dorewe.com, 912.398.7800 Do Re We is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Gymnastics & Tumbling After-School Classes @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

July 12th, 2018

Summit Gymnastics lessons Savannah

For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Fall 2018 Gymnastics & Tumbling classes start in August 2018 including Mommy & Me classes & more. 

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

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Class Pricing for Recreational Gymnastics, Tumbling

Class Princing– $86/per month
Yearly Registration Fee: $50/per child, $80/per family
Call at 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com to enroll. You can also enroll for a FREE TRIAL  online via Summit’s Parent Portal tab on their home page here. 

ASK ABOUT MILITARY, MULTI-CLASS AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS

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Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here.Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Parent & Me Classes) Music Together Comes to Savannah

July 10th, 2018

Music Together Savannah

GRAND OPENING. Music Together of Savannah FALL 2018!

Music Together of Savannah is a preschool music studio for children aged 5 months to 5 years. Parents or caregivers attend 45 minute classes once a week for 11 week sessions. A collection of music comes along with your enrollment. Each new session brings new music and there are 9 wonderful Music Together collections in all. A typical class has 10 children and 10 parents, but grandparents and caregivers are welcome. Both parents are also welcome to attend a class.

Fall 2018 classes start Sept. 10. Register online here. 

For more information, email director@musictogetherofsavannah.com or call 912-999-6297

FREE SUMMER PREVIEW CLASSES ALL DURING AUGUST

Class location
Mosaic Church
7 Canebrake Road
Savannah, GA 31419
(4 miles from Richmond Hill, 9 miles from Pooler, near intersection of hwy 17 and 204 )

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Free preview classes in August 2018 prior to Fall Enrollment

The following free 45-minute classes are offered during August. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by

emailing director@musictogetherofsavannah.com   BRING A FRIEND!​​​​​​​

Wed  Aug 1 10:45AM

Tues  Aug 7   6:15PM

Tues. Aug 14  9:30AM

Tues. Aug 14 6:15PM 

Wed. Aug. 15 10:45AM
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About Music Together of Savannah

Music Together of Savannah is a mixed age program where both of your children attend the same class. It is a family experience where you participate in making music, playing instruments, singing, dancing, and celebrating a love for music together and for each other.

You take the music home with you with a CD, download code, and a full songbook. Babies younger than 9 months old are free with their registered sibling. They come along to class with your registered child. Each class has approximately 10 children and 10 accompanying adults.

Stay connected by liking Music Together of Savannah on Facebook here.

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Free registration for competitive hip hop dance program @ Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah

July 9th, 2018

Hip Hop Dance Program Crowned Elite Athletics Savannah dance

A new competitive Hip Hop dance program starts soon @ Crowned Elite Athletics in Savannah 

Join Crowned Elite Athletics on Friday, July 20 2018 to meet the program’s amazing instructors and learn more. Classes start Aug. 1.

Sign up for the class at the July 20 Open House to receive FREE registration.

Crowned Elite Athletics, (912) 308-5719, crownedeliteathletics.com, 202 Bourne Blvd, Suite 160 Savannah, GA 31408, Crowned Elite Athletics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free “Baby Basics” class for expectant parents @ Pediatrics Associates of Savannah

July 8th, 2018

Savannah pediatricians Baby Basics

Attention expectant parents.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah invites you to a free “Baby Basics” class at 6PM Thursday July 12 2018.

This class is FREE to expectant families (but reservations requested).

Come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here). Held after office hours the first Thursday of each month, at the Waters Ave location. Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com or call  (912) 355-2462.

Classes are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm at Pediatrics Associates of Savannah main office (4600 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA).

Pediatric Associates of Savannah pediatricians

New Pediatric Associates Web site

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has a brand new and improved Web site! Check it out at pedsav.com.

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, by ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) All Sports Camp for ages 6-12 @ Armstrong State University

July 8th, 2018

All Sports Camps Savannah Armstrong Soccer Basketball

The Recreation and Wellness Department at Armstrong State University hosts these fun and active 2018 Summer Sports Camps for ages 6-12.

Kids will participate in a variety of activities to include; basketball, flag football, kickball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, tag games, and nutritional and environmental presentations!

Register online here. 

One remaining session: July 23-27, 2018
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $200 and $250 for “Extended Care”

General Camp Information:
– A mid-morning snack will be provided (children with special diets need to provide their own snack)
– Children bring their own lunches
– Campers should wear clothing that allows them to participate in a variety of activities (i.e. tennis shoes, shorts, and t-shirt)

Camp Hours: 8:30AM to 3:30PM
– Camper drop-off time will be 8:15 to 8:30AM
– Camper pick-up time will be 3:30PM
– Drop-off and pick-up will be in the Group Exercise room at the Student Rec Center (SRC)

*For “Extended Care” camp will run till 5PM

Camp Counselors:
– Counselors are current ASU students with a desire to work with youth
– All counselors have gone through a basic background check which includes the national sex offender registry
– Counselors are basic first aid and CPR certified

Register online here. 

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) The Studio School offers youth drawing, painting & art workshops

July 7th, 2018

Studio School Art Workshops Classes Savannah

“Have a child artist?

Check out The Studio School’s  beginner to advanced art classes for youth and teens this summer to nurture their creative sides!”

View The Studio School website here for Summer 2018 youth workshops, classes in Savannah .

Youth summer workshops include:
Teen: Skill Builder, the face (morning, 3 days): In this three-day, nine-hour course students will build their drawing skills with facial features
​July 16-18, Monday to Wednesday, 9AM-Noon
Ages 14 to adult
​$125
​Instructor: Tatiana von Tauber
Tatiana@thestudioschoolsavannah.com

Details & registration online here. Or email info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com

Savannah & Pooler pediatricians: Coastal Pediatrics

July 6th, 2018

Savannah pediatricians Coastal Pediatrics

Savannah Pediatricians Pooler Coastal Pediatrics

Savannah Pooler Pediatricians Coastal Pediatrics

Coastal Pediatrics in Savannah & Pooler welcomes a new pediatrician to their team: Dr. Richard S. Callan, Jr.

Don’t forget to schedule your child’s back to school check-up. This would be a great opportunity to meet Dr. Callan!

Coastal Pediatrics has offices in Savannah and Pooler. Call 353-7744 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Callan received his undergraduate degree in 2009 from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Biology, graduating Cum Laude. In 2015, he graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine and received his M.D. There, he was elected into the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society. He completed his pediatric residency in 2018 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, where he was awarded Intern of the Year as well as the Deborah Sims Fulmer, M.D. Resident Excellence in Teaching award.

Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Callan and his wife, Katherine, have lived in Savannah for the past 7 years. They look forward to raising their young daughter, Caroline, near the coast.

Learn more about Coastal Pediatrics here.

Coastal Pediatrics- Savannah
2 Wheeler Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Pediatrics- Pooler
1000 Towne Center Blvd
Building 1000B
Pooler, GA 31322

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