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childs-drawing.jpgWe are putting our popular weekly newsletter online this week because several subscribers are having trouble receiving it via email. A shorter version of our weekly e-newsletter – announcing this week’s giveaway, newsletter sponsor and teasing to these events below – is being emailed to subscribers as well. Please let us know if you didn’t receive yours by emailing

Savannah area
Storytime, songs and animal visitors @ Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center
This week’s program on Tues. Sept. 23 focuses on deer and is best for ages 6 month-2 year olds
Free with regular Oatland Island Admission.
10:30-11:15 am Tuesdays

Ellis Afternoon Musicales @ Charles Ellis Montessori Academy
3:30 pm Tues. Sept. 23
Featuring harpsichordist Anne Acker. Part of series of afternoon concerts designed to raise musical knowledge in children’s education.
Free and open to the public.
220 E. 49th St.

Island MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) @ First Baptist Church of the Islands
The mom group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 9:15-11:30 am Wed. Sept. 24. Join other moms for inspiration, support, guest speakers, friendship, food and creative activities. Free childcare for your children ages birth-5 yrs.
6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
912.898.6456 or 912.898.4344

Aesop’s Fables family puppet show @ two Live Oak library branches
4 pm Thurs. Sept. 25 @ Islands branch, 125 Wilmington Island Rd.
10:30 am Thurs. Sept. 25 @ Effingham library branch, 810 Hwy 119 South Springfield
FREE! shows by The Red Herring Puppeteers
Best for ages 5 to 12.

“If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” performance @ Savannah Children’s Theatre
The live show based on the beloved book is best for ages pre-K to elementary ages.
3 pm Sat. & Sun, Sept. 27 & 28. Cost: $10
2160 E. Victory Drive.

Free car seat safety checks @ Week Day Ministries in the parking lot of First Baptist Church, Rincon
11 am-2 pm Fri. Sept. 26. Offered as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week by Safe Kids Savannah along with State Farm Insurance Company
118 East 6th St., Rincon.

Medieval Festival @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Travel back in time to the days of Lords and Ladies at the spectacular Medival Festival. See knights doing battle, try out a trebuchet and take part in the music and merriment. Special entertainment and food highlight this incredible event.
10 am-4 pm Sat. Sept. 27. Cost: $7 for adults ages 18-63; $5 for children ages 4-17, seniors ages 65 and over and military (must show ID); FREE! for children 3 and younger.

Grand Reopening Sale @ Just for Baby & More
One day sale with a variety of giveaways – cribs, twin bed, bedding more. Sat. Sept. 27
Just for Baby & More’s new store is located directly across from their former 7720 Waters Ave. address.
Look for the polka dots.

“Authors on Autism” Workshop @ Armstrong Center for Continuing Education & Community Engagement, 11935 Abercorn Ext. For parents and professionals working with children with autism.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. Sept. 27.
Pre-registration is required. Call 912.355.9098 or email
Sponsored by The Matthew Reardon Center and the Georgia Department of Human Resources

Youth Jazz Festival @ Forsyth Park, downtown Savannah
4 pm Sun. Sept. 28
Bring your lawn chairs. Part of the nine-day Savannah Jazz Festival, Sept 20-28.
The Savannah Jazz Festival, celebrates jazz offers all types of jazz, from Dixieland, traditional swing, straight-ahead and bop to melodic standards and funky down-home “gutbucket” blues.

Hilton Head Is./Bluffton area

ArtStart Visual Art Classes for ages 2-5 @ the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
3:30-4:30 pm Wed Sept 24 & 10-11 am Thurs. Sept 25. Pre-registration required.
14 Shelter Cove Lane
843.686.3945 ext 233

2nd Annual Morgan Keegan Pedal 4 Kids
Benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head High School. A non-competitiv, multi-distance biking event for riders of all abilities with a 5, 10 or 25-mile route. Pre-registration required.
8:30 am Sat. Sept. 27

Family Fun: Puppet Playshow with Yostie Ashley @ the Art Academy of Hilton Head
10 am-noon Sat. Sept. 27. For ages 6 and older. Pre-registration required. 106 Cordillo Pkwy

Beer & Brats Festival on Calhoun Street, Bluffton
1-8 pm Sat. Sept. 27. More than 20 beers to sample, food from local eateries, kids’ activities, live music
Admission is $10, includes drink tickets and a souvenir cup. Hosted by the Old Town Bluffton Merchants Society

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