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June 23rd, 2016

Find family-friendly things to do this June weekend in Savannah & nearby.

SEE ALL THE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS BY VISITING OUR EVENTS CALENDAR HERE. 

Daytrips

Looking for a fun, activity-packed, kid-friendly daytrip? Check out our favorite daytrips from Savannah page here. 

Fourth of July Fireworks & Events in Savannah, Tybee Is., Richmond Hill, Hilton Head Is

June 25th, 2016

Fireworks in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. Richmond Hill 2016Fourth of July 2016 is almost here.

Are you ready? Click here to find out where & when to watch Independence Day Fireworks this year in Savannah, Tybee Is., Richmond Hill & Hilton Head Is.

We also have lots of family programs to enjoy throughout the day including special museum events & bike parades on Monday July 4th here. 

Meet Elsa, Ana & Olaf in Savannah, June 29

June 25th, 2016

Frozen Elsa Anna Olaf book reading Savannah

Come see Elsa, Ana & Olaf Wed. June 29 @ Sweet Southern Sass in Savannah.

Elsa & crew will be at the Savannah Mall location of Sweet Southern Sass @ 11AM Wed. June 29 & at the Oglethorpe Mall location of Sweet Southern Sass @ 1PM.

Enjoy treats & Elsa reading a book. Pictures available before and after reading time.

FIND MORE FREE SAVANNAH-AREA FAMILY EVENTS HERE. 

Independence Day kids’ celebration: Pop! Goes the Sandbox, July 3

June 25th, 2016

Pop Goes the Sandbox Hilton Head Is. Fourth of July 2016

Join Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for POP! Goes The Sandbox on Mon. July 4 10AM-2PM and celebrate Independence Day.

Kids can enjoy a bounce house, Big Blue building blocks, corn hole, tug o war, facepainting, holiday card & cookie decorating. Hot dogs, chips, lemonade, brownies & watermelon. Morgan’s Mommy Facepainting People

Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Seniors & active military discounts.
First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain
(Sorry, coupons not valid for special event)

Hilton Head Fourth of July Fireworks

Stick around on the 4th to watch fireworks on Hilton Head Head Is. See the three different fireworks display options here. 

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More Summer 2016 Events @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Parents Night Out
June 22 – Aug. 4 – Parent’s Night Out
Wednesday & Thursday Evenings | 6:00 – 9:00PM
Treat yourself to a parents night out while your kid’s (imaginations) run wild! Children ages 3-9 years will enjoy playing in our hands-on exhibits and activity areas. A staff-supervised arts and crafts activity and a pizza dinner will also be provided.
COST: $30/child or $20/child for siblings & members
A late pick-up fee of $1/minute per child
24-hour advanced reservations are highly recommended.
Details here. 
Call 843-842-7645 to sign up
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July 20 – Christmas in July
10AM-2PM
Snow is in the forecast for frolic and fun at the 6th Annual “Christmas in July” party. Festivities include indoor and outdoor holiday games and activities, including playing in the SNOW! Visit with Santa (who just happens to be enjoying a summer vacation on the island) or decorate holiday cookies. Don’t miss out on the “coolest” day of summer.
COST: $10/person or $5/person for members
Military and senior discounts are available with proper ID
First come, first serve. (Space and activities limited in the event of inclement weather)

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August 3-Big Summer Blowout
10AM-2PM
School is just around the corner so why not join us for an end-of-summer celebration! Have your picture taken with our special visitor – “Olaf” – between 11AM and 1PM. Send summer out in style with cool face paint or jump around in our Bounce House. Don’t miss out on the final dog days of summer at The Sandbox.
COST: $10/person or $5/person for members
Military and senior discounts are available with proper ID
First come, first serve! (Space and activities limited in the event of inclement weather)

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August 11 – FREE Countdown to Kindergarten
5-7PM

Be The Sandbox’s guest in this special celebration for rising kindergartners and their families. Parents will have the opportunity to connect with community organizations to learn more about available education, health and local resources. Let the countdown begin
COST: FREE.

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Summer Camps 2016 @ The Sandbox.
July 5 – 29 – SUMMER CAMP
Weekly | 8:30 – 11:30AM
For ages 3-10.
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum for their special summer camp series for children ages 3-10 years. Attendees will enjoy supervised playtime in the museum and theme focused fun and crafts. Click here to view specific dates, weekly themes and pricing. Weekly and daily rates are available.

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 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 PARENT & ME ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH YOUR PRESCHOOLER, CLICK HERE. 

Savannah staycation: Visit Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace this summer

June 24th, 2016
Juliette Gordon Low birthplace Girl Scouts visit Savannah

Photo credit: Copyright Girl Scouts of the USA. All rights reserved. Used with permission

We love that we’re hearing from many SouthernMamas.com readers who are taking Savannah staycations this summer.

One place to put on your Savannah staycation places to visit: The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace.

New experiences at The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace help visitors get to know Savannah’s own Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts.

Juliette was not only Girl Scouts’ founder, she was also a writer, adventurer, painter, sculptor – even a metal worker. She thrived on exploring her own capabilities and self-expression, not exactly the norm for women, when she founded the organization in 1912 with the mission to build “girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” Who could have imagined that she would create a vision so timeless that it is just as applicable today as it was over 100 years ago?

The first space that visitors can participate in the new experience is the library. Previously interpreted as “a southern gentleman’s library,” with artifacts such as a humidor, ashtray, spittoon, and a gentleman’s collection of books, the library was a mix of artifacts and props that held little sense of Juliette’s passion for learning or her inventiveness of mind and spirit.

Recently completed, the new library is now a light, playful, interactive space with historic objects, digital devices, and interpretative art installations, through which girls can connect with Juliette and other female leadership models.

It features an interactive table with audio and video content celebrating women and the spoken word through speeches, poetry, storytelling, and song. Word games on the table allow visitors to write their own inspirational messages using scrabble and word tiles.

There is an artistic installation of a “Poe-tree,” which represents Juliette’s favorite literary genre via an historic symbol of her home town – and where girls can write and read their own poem under the tree.

Another installation has a typewriter on a desk with pages of typed text that flow out and up the wall in a cascade of letters that were written to Juliette Low.

One of the bookcases reveals Juliette’s love of literature and its role in early Girl Scouting with fiction and nonfiction publications for Girl Scouts and writings by Juliette, her mother and grandmother. The collection of 19th century books previously on exhibit in the bookcases is now installed with invisible supports on the chimney breast above the mantle in a dynamic, fresh and engaging display.

Directly seeing and experiencing Juliette’s world helps visitors not only to feel that Juliette’s home is theirs, but that their dreams, just like Juliette’s, are within reach. What a great way for moms and girls to rediscover their own dreams together.

Visit the Birthplace

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
10 East Oglethorpe Ave.
Savannah, GA 31401
Walk-in visitors welcome for tours Monday through Saturday, 10:15AM-4:15PM based on availability. On days when Girl Scout troops are visiting, the first tour begins at 12:15PM. Girl Scout programs take place in the morning.
Store Hours: 10AM-5PM (Mon-Sat)
juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org
(912) 233-4501

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FIND MORE PLACES TO VISIT WITH KIDS IN SAVANNAH HERE. 

Films about wonders of the ocean on Gray’s Reef Tuesdays @ Tybee Post Theater

June 22nd, 2016

Tybee Post Theater Gray's Reef Tuesdays Tybee Post Theater has added yet another fun regular family summer event.

Not only is the theater showing family movies during June (See the schedule here) & “Jaws” at 3 & 7PM July 2, the theater will host Gray’s Reef Tuesdays in July & early August.

This weekly summer film series – presented by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary & the Tybee Post Theater – will highlight the wonders of the ocean and our Georgia coast.

Enjoy award-winning films about the undersea world that promise to be fun and entertaining for the whole family. A Gray’s Reef representative will be on hand to provide a brief overview of the national marine sanctuary and the evening’s film as well as provide an opportunity for audience Q & A following the film.

This 7-week series kicks-off July 5 and continues each Tuesday night at 7PM through Aug. 16.

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Schedule

July 5: “Turtle: The Incredible Journey,” the story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world.

July 12: National Geographic’s “Secret Life of Predators”

July 19: “Winter, the Dolphin That Can”

July 26: “Guy Harvey Expeditions: Sharks and Lionfish”

Aug. 2: “True Tales of Pirates” and “Lighthouses of the Southeast”

And more.

All include talks with experts, and in some cases, the filmmakers themselves.

Suggested donation: $5 with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Tybee Post Theater and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

The Tybee Post Theater concession stand will sell beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, candy. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show.

For complete film listings, visit tybeeposttheater.org or call 912-472-4790.

LOCATION

The Tybee Post Theater
10 Van Horne Ave.
Tybee Island, GA 31328

Mother-Daughter Date Night @ Melting Pot of Savannah

June 22nd, 2016

Melting Pot of Savannah Make special memories @ Mother-Daughter Date Night @ The Melting Pot of Savannah on July 10.

The Melting Pot of Savannah is also hosting Charity Night for One Love Animal Rescue on July 6.

JULY 6, 2016
One Love Animal Rescue Charity Night

Join The Melting Pot of Savannah in supporting One Love Animal Rescue. The Melting Pot will donate 10% of sales to this wonderful charity in addition to collecting pet food and raffling off some great Melting Pot prizes.

JULY 10, 2016
Mother-Daughter Date Night

This night will be a fabulous double event..Ladies Night Out & Mother-Daughter Date Night. The Melting Pot will be featuring their Crave Combo for $19.99pp plus fun shopping with LuLaRoe.

Make a reservation by calling The Melting Pot of Savannah at (912) 349-5676 or clicking here. 

The Melting Pot, 232 E. Broughton St. Savannah, Ga 31401 tel: 912-349-5676 for reservations, www.meltingpot.com/savannah The Melting Pot of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Summer Camps 2016: Savannah’s Clay Spot Pottery Camp for ages 6-11

June 21st, 2016

Savannah Summer Camps 2016 Pottery Camp Clay Spot

Savannah’s Clay Spot has openings in all kids pottery camps running through July & August for ages 6-11.

Weekly camps, Monday-Friday, 9AM-Noon.

Get a glimpse of what the kids are making on the Savannah’s Clay Spot Facebook page here.

Register for camp at www.savannahsclayspot.com

Call with questions at 912-509-4647.

Click here to register

“Like” Savannah’s Clay Spot on Facebook here to stay connected & to see the adorable creations kids make at this studio.

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

Savannah’s Clay Spot, www.savannahsclayspot.com, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-mail lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

Free Summer games night @ Mathnasium of Savannah Islands

June 21st, 2016

Free Math Game Night Mathnasium Savannah Islands Join Mathnasium of Savannah Islands for their first FREE Summer games night this Friday June 24, 5-7PM

Come play the giant chess set, giant Connect Four and other fun games!

Drop the kids off and enjoy dinner in peace and quiet.

RSVP to 912-898-3700 or savannahislands@mathnasium.com by Thursday evening June 23.

Mathnasium of Savannah Islands 
912-898-3700
(Whitemarsh Isl next to Polka Dots)

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FREE Kindermusik Savannah demo class for ages 0-7

June 21st, 2016

Free preschooler events Savannah Give your child the best start possible – introduce him to music at the earliest stage, while brain development is optimal!

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys offers Kindermusik classes for ages 0-7. Learn and move together through the powerful tool of music & the magical experience of Kindermusik.

Join Kindermusik Savannah for a FREE demo for ages 0-7 on Tuesday, June 28 at 10AM

For more info, visit our website and click on FREE CLASS – kindermusikwith88keys.com, ~ 912.988.KEYS

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,   email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

2017 Disney Packages Are Here!

June 20th, 2016

Disney vacation deals from Savannah Are you dreaming of a Walt Disney World vacation next year? 2017 packages are now available and the Disney travel gurus at Two Sisters Travel have all the details.

Get a no-obligation quote now or if you’re unsure about when to travel, they can even review crowd calendars helping you choose the best time of year for your visit!

Booking early with Two Sisters Travel ensures the very best availability and you never have to worry about getting the best deal! They closely watch promotions and discounts, and if something becomes available that will lower your price, they automatically adjust your package, no worries!

And booking early also gives more time to pay-off your vacation, AND brag to your friends that your family is going to Disney.

Start planning your 2017 Disney vacation now! Get a quote online or call 843-284-3241! And remember, it’s the same price to book with Two Sisters Travel as it is to book direct with Disney…. all of their concierge travel planning services including dining reservations, FastPass selections, and more are all 100% FREE!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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Savannah’s Math Edge & Robotics @ Sylvan Learning

June 20th, 2016

So

Students lose about two months of math computational skills over summer.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah‘s Math Edge & Robotics programs can prevent summertime learning loss. New session starts July 5. Registration is open. Returning Sylvan students receive 10% discount. Call 912-355-2267.

Math Edge @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah

Math Edge – Sylvan Learning of Savannah‘s math mastery program for grades 1–5 – gives your child an edge in math.

A favorite among kids, Math Edge uses a variety of brain-boosting activities to help your child solve problems in cool and engaging ways.

Math Edge curriculum aligns with what’s taught in school (including Common Core in the United States), so you can rest easy that what your child learns @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah will make an impact in the classroom and far beyond.

A few reasons your child—and you—will love Math Edge

-It’s convenient and fun. You sign your child up for two one-hour sessions per week @  Sylvan Learning of Savannah choosing the days that work best for your family’s busy schedule.

-Your child is welcome to sign up with friends (great camaraderie for the kids, easier carpooling for you).

-Each session, your child completes brain-boosting activities that grow more challenging with every assignment.

Math Edge @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah is in high demand so call (912)355-2267 to learn more.

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Robotics

Build Robots. Build Friendships. Build Confidence.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah Robotics for Kids uses fun, hands-on projects to get your child’s creative juices flowing. Your child will learn how to build and program robots with LEGO® bricks and software — all while making friends, developing new skills and having a great time with STEM. For many kids, robotics class is a highlight of their week.

To fully engage and challenge your aspiring engineer, computer programmer or scientist,  Sylvan Learning of Savannah has several kids’ robotics programs available:

Grades 2-4: Robotics 101 and 102
Grades 4-6: Robotics 201 and 202
First timer? Your child is welcome at Sylvan Learning of Savannah. He or she can jump into Robotics 101 or Robotics 201 without any prior experience. Sylvan teachers are happy to adjust to your child’s ability.

Learn more here or call 912-355-2267.

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“Jaws” @ Tybee Post Theater, July 2

June 19th, 2016

Jaws Tybee Island A special July 4th weekend screening of the summer blockbuster, “Jaws,” directed by Steven Spielberg @ Tybee Post Theater.

Two screenings: 3PM and 7PM on Sat. July 2

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Don’t miss this encore presentation on Tybee’s big screen.

Sat. July 2.
3PM and 7PM
Tickets $7 adults; $5 children 12 & younger

Free Ferdinand the Bull’s Flamenco Dancing, Savannah

June 19th, 2016

Free Flamenco Dancing event Savannah

Ferdinand the Bull’s Flamenco Dancing @ Live Oak Public Library branches June 20-25

Renowned flamenco dancer Julie Galle Baggenstoss will read “The Story of Ferdinand” & teach basic flamenco dance steps, rhythms, choreography.

For ages 5 & older. Free & open to the public.

Details here. 

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH-AREA KIDS EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Tiny Tots indoor gym @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

June 17th, 2016

Tiny Tots indoor gym toddlers Savannah Summit Gymnastics Summer Tiny Tots Play Time 2016 @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

9:30-11AM/$5 per child

June: 21, 28
July: 12, 15, 19, 26

Tiny Tots Playtime is a magnificent introduction into the world of movement education. We provide a stress free environment for parent and child to work one on one.

You and your child can exercise together, while he or she strengthens their developmental skills. Trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams, and more!

Summit Gymnastics, 912-921-1034, email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com, 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd, Savannah, 31406, summitgymnasticsga.com, Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Summer Camps 2016: Tybee Surf Lessons Surf & Ukulele Camp

June 16th, 2016

Tybee Surf Lessons Camp Savannah

Tybee Surf Lessons Surf & Ukulele Camps are week long, 3 hour camps available for ages 6-16.

Campers will discover the sport of surfing and learn ocean safety as they participate in fun activities. Throughout the week campers will also learn how to play the ukulele from an experienced Hawaii-based surfer and ukulele instructor.

Enthusiastic instructors, whom are Nationally Certified and competitive surf coaches, bring a wide range of experience and talent to enhance these camp adventures.

Come for a fun week of “hanging ten” and an experience your child will never forget.

Tybee Surf Camp 2016 Savannah LessonsWhen: July 4-8th @8-11am, July 25-29th @8-11am

All Camps are held near the North Beach Jetty on Tybee Island.

Tuition: $300 for each week of camp. Discounts are available for multiple children registered. This fee also includes a beach-friendly ukulele and a camp rash guard that must be worn each day of camp attendance. Camp will provide surfboards to use for the week, but your child may also bring their surfboard.

How To Register: Click Book Online button at TybeeSurfLessons.com and select Surf Camp.

What to Bring
Children should wear their Tybee Surf Lessons rash guard and bring a backpack (not a hand bag) to carry: a large water bottle, healthy snacks, towel, sunscreen, hat.
All children must be signed in an out of camp each day by an approved adult.
Please apply sunscreen to your child each day before signing them in for camp, as we would not want your child to miss the day’s lessons.
Ukuleles will be issued on the first day of camp. Campers will be allowed to take the ukulele home on the last day of camp.

What to Expect
Campers will meet Turner at the northernmost North Beach boardwalk (parking lot side) for sign-in, up to 15 minutes before camp begins.
After sign-ins, everyone will walk over the boardwalk to the campsite and we will begin the day’s activities.

For further questions email or call Turner at 912-695-3252 Turner@TybeeSurfLessons(dot)com

Stay connected by “liking” Tybee Surf Lessons on Facebook here. 

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