Weekend activities: What to do with children in Savannah & Hilton Head

national-park-service-logoFee-free weekend at National Parks
Click here for national parks that are free this weekend. Parks in our area that are waiving the entrance fee July 18 & 19 include:
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Sumter National Monument

Kids Sunday at Sand Gnats Game
2 PM Sun July 19
Kids can run the bases and get player autographs after the game. Before the game, kids can play catch on the field.
Presented by The CW, BIG 98.3
2009 Sand Gnats Team Card Set Giveaway to the first 1,000 fans

Free showing of “Nemo” at the Market at Trustees Garden
12:30 PM Sat. July 18
Lunch & a Movie
The farmer’s market is every Sat. 9 AM-3 PM. Click here for more info.

Boating Class @ Jenkins High School, 1800 E. DeRenne Ave.
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat July 18
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the course, which covers boating laws, safe boat handling, basic navigation, and other topics for young people 12 and older.
Cost: $15.
912-897-7656 or go here.

Dolphin Project 20th Anniversary @ J. F. Gregory Park, Ga. 144
5 p.m. July 18
The event will feature lowcountry boil, barbecue, music, dancing and a silent auction.
Cost: $30 or $35.
For information and to make reservations call or e-mail TDP20anniversary@gmail.com or 912-727-3177

Close Encounters of the Third Kind @ Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
7 p.m. July 18
Presented by the SCAD Cinema Circle. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or at the SCAD Box Office window.
Tickets: $4-$8 (additional service fees may apply).
912-525-5050 or go here.

Hikes, campfires and animals at Skidaway Island State Park
4 PM Fri. July 17 Toads & Turtles: Learn the difference between reptiles and amphibians
8:45 PM Fri. July 17 Sensory Awareness night hike: Learn about different creatures that come out at night. Then awaken your senses with experiments on this hike.
3 PM Sat. July 18 Wilderness Survival: Learn how to survive in the wild and make a survival bag to take with you.
8 PM Sat. July 18 Campfire: Make smores, sing songs, and hear stories around a campfire! Meet at the amphitheater across from picnic shelter #4
9 PM Sat. July 18: Frog Hike: Come see and hear frogs at night. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail entrance.
11 AM Sun. July 19 Button Hunt: Come hunt for buttons and win prizes- just like an Easter egg hunt!
2 PM Sun. July 19 Invasive Plants and Animals: Learn all about them!
4 PM Sun. July 19 Roving Ranger: Ask the ranger any questions and see the creature of the day.
$5 parking

Family Happenings @ the Roundhouse Railroad Museum
10AM-noon Sat. July 18
Theme: Flags Around the World
Hear stories about different countries and look at their flags. See the many different flags the United States has had. Design your own flag.
$6 with an additional $4 for an optional train ride
Includes materials, snacks and museum admission
Reservations are required. 912.651.6823 or email childrensevents@chsgeorgia.org

The Wiz at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.
8 PM Fri July 17, 2 PM and 8 PM Sat. July 18
Cost: $17, $12 seniors and students

Hilton Head Is./Bluffton area

Tween/teen programs @ Hilton Head Island Branch Library
July Fri 17
No registration required. FREE!
2 PM: Draw along with Comic Book Artist Dave McDonald
3 PM Drum with Drummer Sam Jones

“Willy Wonka” @ Main Street Youth Theater, 3000 Main St.
Through Aug. 15.
7:30pm Wed.- Sat. and 2 PM Sunday matinees
Adults $20; students $10; group rates available

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