October events – Savannah and nearby

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Wednesdays, 5:30 pm Moms in Motion, a one-hour pre-and post-natal exercise program, St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Center for WellBeing. (912) 819 -(MIND) (6463)

Saturdays: Special reptile programs, 2 pm in the lecture hall at the Center for Wildlife Education, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. Flighted raptor program 3 pm in the amphitheater of The Lamar Q Ball Jr. Raptor Center, GSU. (912) 681-0831 or email pharley@georgiasouthern.edu.

Oct. 1, creativeminds-poster.jpgSavannah Country Day School presents Alexandra Robbins, author of “The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids” kicks off the Creative Minds Lecture Series. 6:30 pm at Jelks Auditorium, SCDS. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door. (912) 961-8828

Oct. 1 & 15, Infant and child CPR/safety in the home class, 6:30 pm in the Candler Professional Bldg, Rm. 508. For new and expectant parents. Cost: $10 a person and $15 a couple. Call CareCall (912) 819-3368 or (800) 501-4054

Oct. 3 Come to Just for Baby on the Southside at 7720 Waters Ave. for the Very Important Baby party to help support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Shop from 7-9 pm and receive 20 percent off storewide excluding furniture and metal goods (strollers, car seats). To enter the party, a tax-deductible $10 donation is required to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the Light the Night Walk for Leukemia & Lymphoma is on Friday Oct. 5 in Forsyth Park.

Oct. 3 International Walk to School Day: SafeKids Savannah and FedEx volunteers will walk more than 400 children to Pooler Elementary School at 308 Holly Ave. about 8:15 am to demonstrate important safety behaviors.

Oct 5-6, Tybee Island Pirate Fest: Tybee South Beach parking lot, Tybee Is. Featuring a pirate invasion Friday evening and pirate parade at 3 pm Saturday. Includes a market, food, costume contests and children’s activities.

Oct. 5, Light the Night, fundraising walk for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 5:30-9 pm at Forsyth Park. This year’s goal: $157,000. To walk or become a sponsor, call (912) 898-0663 or jennie.brewster@lls.org

Oct. 5, How do astronomers find dwarf galaxies? Free lecture at the Georgia Southern Planetarium with free shows at 7 and 8 pm. Star shows and telescopic observing outdoors follow each presentation. Free star and moon maps will be given to all visitors. Planetarium is in the math/physics building across Herty Drive from Hanner Fieldhouse on Georgia Southern University. Call (912) 681-5292

Oct. 5-6 Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale, Savannah Civic Center. Proceeds go toward improving the Savannah community. 10 am-2 pm Oct. 5 and 10 am-3 pm Oct. 6. Advance tickets on sale. (912) 651-6556. Admission: $5 on Friday. $3 on Saturday, when every item is reduced by 50 percent. Cash only.

Oct. 6 First Saturday, 10 am-1 pm Monthly program for young people at Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Includes studio art workshops (available by advance reservation), storytelling and activities for young children in ArtZeum, and classic family films in the Neises Auditorium. The film will be shown at 11 am. Free admission. Studio Workshops free by reservation only (912)790-8823

Oct. 6 wiener-dog-festival-logo.jpgAnnual Savannah Wiener Dawg Races on River Street, 9 am. Part of Oktoberfest. Dachshund T-shirts, awards, wiener dog costume contest and free directory of local pet charities. Proceeds benefit Dachshund Rescue of North America, non profit charity. Call (912) 443-0977

Oct. 6 Sibling Awareness Class. Recommended for children, ages two and half and older to help adjust to their new role as big brother or big sister. Telfair Women’s Hospital at Candler Hospital (912) 921-3368 (800)501-4054

Oct. 6, Breastfeeding class for expectant parents, 1:30 pm. St. Joseph’s/Candler The Telfair BirthPlace in the Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital. The Prepared Childbirth Education classroom, suite 508A. Candler Professional Building, Cost: $10 (912) 819-3368 or (800) 501-4054.

Oct. 6, Savannah Children’s Theatre Masquerade Ball and Silent Auction. An evening of food and drink, costumes, dancing, live music, silent auction. Benefit to support the non-profit Children’s Theatre $25-$50 6:30 pm-midnight. Alee Temple, 100 Eisenberg Drive (912) 238-9015

Oct. 7 Coastal Empire Lacrosse Fall Tournament & Youth Clinic, 10 am, Savannah Country Day School. Free. (912)920-4568 or jbaer@synergyadpro.com

Oct. 7 Tea & Tour of The Telfair Women’s Hospital for expectant mothers and guests, 2 pm and 3:30 pm. (912) 819-3368 or (800) 501-4054

Oct. 7, Picnic in the Park, 4 pm Forsyth Park. Featuring The Savannah Children’s Choir, Skyelite Jazz Band and The Savannah Sinfonietta. Free and open to the public. The program will highlight music from the movies.

Oct. 10, 10-11 am. Fun in the Fall story time at the Kidz Zone at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St. Leaf printing and play in the Kids Zone. Wonderful stories about the fall. Cost: $4 per child with a limit of 20 children. Reserve your space by calling (912) 651-6823 or e-mail at bparr@chsgeorgia.org.

Oct. 13 Skidaway Marine Science Day, noon-5 pm a-marine-science-day.jpgSkidaway Institute of Oceanography, north end of Skidaway Island. Free. Public open house. The grand re-opening of the University of Georgia Aquarium and high-tech treasure hunt. Free.

Oct 18 Toddler Third Thursdays, Telfair Jepson Center for the Arts, downtown Savannah. Designed for preschoolers ages 3-5. 10-11:30 am Tour of art exhibits, art project that kids can take home. Cost. $4 per child with adult admission fee (adult members free). Registration and adult supervision required (912) 790-8823 or email stifelt@telfair.org

Oct. 19-21 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. Live music, fireworks, amusement rides, class car show, seafood. 5-11 pm Oct. 19, 10 am-11 pm Oct. 20; 11 am-5 pm Oct. 21 J.F. Gregory Park, Hwy. 144/Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill. (912) 756-3444

Oct. 19-21 and 26-28 Thomas the Tank Engine. Hosted by SAM Shoreline Excursion Train, preschoolers and their families get to ride with the star of the popular Thomas and Friends series. Photo opportunities, arts and crafts, storytelling, live music; $16 for ages 2 and older. On the hour from 9 am-4 pm, Georgia Veterans State Park, Cordele 1-877-GA-RAILS

Oct. 20: Candle Lantern Tour of Fort McAllister. Walk through historic grounds and watch re-enactors. Admission fee. 7 pm Fort McAllister Historic Park, Richmond Hill, (912) 727-2339.

Oct. 20, 21 Tybee Island’s 120th Birthday Celebration, two-festival of art, history, cuisine and entertainment. Outdoor evening concert at the lighthouse will feature the SCAD Jazz Ensemble. Free. Memorial Park, the beach, pier and lighthouse.

Oct. 26-27 Halloween Hike, Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Take a hike with your trick-or-treater in the “Friendly Forest”. Children will collect treats and meet some lovable, huggable critters along the way. Other activities include crafts, face painting, pony rides and hay rides. Costumes are encouraged. $5 for children, $3 for adults. (912)898-3980

Oct. 26 Find out the latest discoveries regarding Einstein’s theory. Georgia Southern Planetarium with free shows 7 and 8 pm. Star shows and telescopic observing outdoors follow each presentation. Free star and moon maps will be given to all visitors. Planetarium is in the math/physics building across Herty Drive from Hanner Fieldhouse on Georgia Southern University. Call (912) 681-5292

Oct. 27. Peter Rabbit at storytime, 11 am. Barnes & Noble, Oglethorpe Mall.

Oct. 27& 28 Special childbirth course, The Weekender, for expectant couples with busy schedules, time constraints and transportation difficulties. Candler Hospital. A fee is charged. Registration required. (912) 819-3368 or (800) 501-4054

Oct. 27 Bamboo Farm and Coastal Island Fair Fall Festival, 9 am-4 pm. Presented by Friends of Coastal Garden, UGA Cooperative Extension and Chatham County. Garden tours, educational displays, arts and crafts, food, children’s activities and more. $1 parking. 9 am 4 pm, Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road. (912)921-5460

Oct. 27, Family Day to celebrate the 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Center for Wildlife Education, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. 3-11 pm. Programs include exotic wildlife presentations, trick or treating in the campground, Magic Marc, fireworks, music. All free. (912) 681-0831 or email pharley@georgiasouthern.edu.

Oct. 28 , Shalom Y’all-Jewish Food Festival, 11 am. Congregation of Mickve Israel’s 19th annual food festival. Forsyth Park. Delicious food from around the world. Your child’s chance to try latkes, cholent, brisket and more.

Oct. 31, 10-11 am. Special Halloween Celebration. Wear your costume. Face-painting, pumpkin decoration and Halloween stories at the Kidz Zone at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St. Cost: $4 per child with a limit of 20 children. Reserve your space by calling at (912) 651-6823 or e-mail at bparr@chsgeorgia.org.

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