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Spray Pad at Forsyth Park, Savannah (Free Summer Kids’ Activities)

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Spray Pad is next to Forsyth Park’s canopied stage/cafe/visitors center.
A playground leader is on site to supervise
If events concerts are scheduled, the spray pad will be off.
From June 1 – Aug. 31 2011, the Forsyth Park Spray Pad will be open:
10 AM-7 PM Mon-Fri
1 PM-7 PM Sat.
1 PM-6 PM Sun.

For more free or discounted children’s summer 2011 activities in the Savannah/Hilton Head Is. area, click here.

Musical Kazoociciles Children’s Workshop, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

 Musical Kazoociciles (ages 5-12)
Join Lowcountry artist Amos Hummell in this wacky workshop where we will be crafting a kazoosaphone, a one-of-a kind musical instrument from recycled materials!
Instructor:   Amos Hummell
Tuition:        $15
Pre-registration is required. Family Discount: 1st child pays regular tuition; 2nd or more child receives 10% tuition discount!
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to the first day of class. A $25 administration fee will be deducted from any refunded amount.
For registration or workshop information contact the Education Office (843) 686-3945, Ext. 222.
aadams@artshhi.com .

http://www.artshhi.com/html/workshops.html

Palm Bark Puppets Children’s Workshop, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Palm Bark Puppets (ages 5-12)
In this workshop, kids will use native palm bark to create a fish marionette to tell your undersea stories. Your painted puppet will make a great souvenir of your summer island adventures!
Instructor: Yostie Ashley
Tuition: $15
Date: Tuesday, June 21; 3-5 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Family Discount: 1st child pays regular tuition; 2nd or more child receives 10% tuition discount!
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to the first day of class. A $25 administration fee will be deducted from any refunded amount.
For registration or workshop information contact the Education Office (843) 686-3945, Ext. 222.
aadams@artshhi.com .

http://www.artshhi.com/html/workshops.html

ArtStart Visual Art Classes for Children, Hilton Head Is

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

ArtStart visual arts classes for ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult) Thursdays, 10-11 AM. Pre-registration required. (843) 686-3945 ext. 233 or www.artshhi.com  Classes held in the Disney Art Studio at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

These art classes are designed to help children develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity while creating one-of-a-kind artworks. Students will learn color and shape recognition, how to use art tools, and a variety of  concepts using an array of media and methods.

Cost: $12 per class

Summer classes:   Thursdays June 9, 16, 23, July 14, 28, Aug. 11, 18
                  10-11 a.m. during Summer Session!
Location: Disney Art Studio

Inexpensive Summer 2011 Kids’ Activities in Savannah, Hilton Head Is. (Things to do in Savannah with kids)

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Everyone’s looking for freebies and deals this summer.

That’s why we created at SouthernMamas.com Summer 2011 Deals & Freebies page, listing a variety of fun local summer activities that are free or discounted (Think $1 kids’ blockbuster movies).

Check out the page by clicking here to find out about $1 kids morning blockbuster movies, free kids’ bowling, free splash pools, free performances, free Sand Gnats tickets, free ZUMBA classes for adults, children and much more.

$1 Kids’ Movie “Monsters vs. Aliens”, Savannah

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Carmike 2011 Summer Kid Series at Wynnsong 11 Savannah offers $1 kids’ blockbusters at 10 AM Thursdays during a 10-week festival from June 23-Aug. 25 2011.
912-920-3994

10 AM Aug. 4 2011: Monsters vs. Aliens
For more local free or discounted children’s activities happening this summer, click here.

$1 Kids’ Movie “Shrek 2”, Savannah

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Carmike 2011 Summer Kid Series at Wynnsong 11 Savannah offers $1 kids’ blockbusters at 10 AM Thursdays during a 10-week festival from June 23-Aug. 25 2011.
912-920-3994
10 AM Aug. 18 2011: Shrek 2

Free summer library shows, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties (Things to do in Savannah with kids)

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Starting in June: free children’s library special performances  (storytellers, musicians, animal acts, artists & more)  at various Live Oak Public library branches throughout the summer in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

For details on performances, including times and dates, click here.

Performances include:

Pint Size Polkas
Direct from Wisconsin, accordion player and children’s polka musician Mike Schneider presents this educational program filled with music, dancing, lots of audience participation and sing-alongs. Showtimes and dates here.

Fiddlin’ Dan, the Mountain Man
This musical romp through the woods encourages children to work together to create one-of-a-kind stories and songs. The program includes storytelling, fiddling, sing-alongs and mountain lore. Showtimes and dates here.

Chad Crews, Magical Educator
Chad’s program this year, “Around the World with a Book,” is a combination of magic, storytelling, music and live animals. He’ll bring out a snake or two and feature stories and routines involving places from around the world. Showtimes and dates here.

Fun with Electricity
Mike Clemmons sparks enthusiasm about electricity using a Van der Graaf generator, Jacob’s Ladder, plasma pen, plasma globes, magnetic electric core, and high powered magnets. Showtimes and dates here.

Curious Moon Puppet Theatre
This year’s show is “A World of Puppet Stories,” a journey of folk tales from around the world — England, Russia, Africa, and South America. Audiences will cheer for their favorite dog, Skeeter, to finally get his chance to be in the show. Showtimes and dates here.

J’miah Nabawi
Multi-cultural storyteller J’miah Nabawi presents another action storytelling adventure, “There’s Rhythm in the Tellin’”. The program features children’s literature from around the world: Bruh Rabbit, Ananse the Spider and others along with gongs, drums, song and play. Many languages will be spoken and sung. Showtimes and dates here.

“Aladdin” performance
The Hampstead Players, a traveling theatre troupe from New Hampshire, will perform this classic tale based on the tales of the Arabian Nights. The play is performed by two professional actors, each playing multiple roles and with help from the audience. The story is about Aladdin, a poor young boy who must go out and earn money for his family’s survival. Showtimes and dates here.

Razzle Dazzle!
Master Storyteller Lillian Grant-Baptiste presents a magical journey into the world of storytelling with stories from around the world in her “Razzle Dazzle” program. Showtimes and dates here.

For details on performances, including times and dates, click here

$1 Kids’ Morning Movies at Savannah Stadium 10

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Summer Movie Express
Enjoy a selected G or PG movie for only one dollar at 10 AM Tuesdays and Wednesdays during this 9-week festival at select Regal Cinemas.
SAVANNAH STADIUM 10
912-961-1535
6/28-6/29 (10am)
ASTRO BOY
MEGAMIND

$1 Kids’ Morning Movies at Savannah Stadium 10

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Summer Movie Express
Enjoy a selected G or PG movie for only one dollar at 10 AM Tuesdays and Wednesdays during this 9-week festival at select Regal Cinemas.
SAVANNAH STADIUM 10
912-961-1535
10 AM Aug. 9-10 2011
MADAGASCAR 2
RAMONA & BEEZUS

For more local free or discounted children’s activities happening this summer, click here.

FREE Curious Moon Puppet Theatre show, Savannah

Friday, May 27th, 2011

 

This year’s show is “A World of Puppet Stories,” a journey of folk tales from around the world — England, Russia, Africa, and South America. Audiences will cheer for their favorite dog, Skeeter, to finally get his chance to be in the show! This is a traditional puppet show, performed inside a professional, colorful puppet booth. All puppets are handmade by the puppeteer. The show is followed by a demonstration speech about the puppets and puppeteering. All questions will be answered, and children will have a chance to take a closer look at the puppets that interest them.
Ages 3 and up.

www.curiousmoon.com

West Broad Library, Wednesday, July 6 @ 11 a.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, Wednesday, July 6 @ 3:30 p.m.
Springfield Library, Wednesday, July 13 @ 10:30 a.m.
Rincon Library, Wednesday, July 13 @ 3:00 p.m.
Islands Library, Thursday, July 28 @ 10:30 a.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, Thursday, July 28 @ 2:30 p.m.
Port City Library, Tuesday, August 9 @ 10:30 a.m.
Carnegie Library, Tuesday, August 9 @ 2:30 p.m.

Free Judy Moody Book Party, Savannah

Friday, May 27th, 2011
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A party for children ages 5 and up featuring the “Judy Moody” book series. Activities include games, trivia, and crafts.

For more free or discounted children’s summer 2011 activities in the Savannah/Hilton Head Is. area, click here.

FREE “All Aboard Monkey” Puppet Show, Thunderbolt

Friday, May 27th, 2011

 Gabby the Monkey decides to take a boat ride around the world. She meets all kinds of animals from Africa and Australia.

Thunderbolt Library, Monday, June 27, 2:30 p.m.
Pooler Library, Monday, July 11, 11 a.m.
Bull Street Library, Monday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m.
West Broad Library, Monday, Aug. 1, 2:30 p.m.

“All Aboard Monkey” Puppet Show, Rincon

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Gabby the Monkey decides to take a boat ride around the world. She meets all kinds of animals from Africa and Australia.

Rincon Library, Monday, June 20, 2 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, Monday, June 27, 2:30 p.m.
Pooler Library, Monday, July 11, 11 a.m.
Bull Street Library, Monday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m.
West Broad Library, Monday, Aug. 1, 2:30 p.m.

Best Academy: a progressive, diverse early learning center in Savannah

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Among the many things that makes mama frantic, the quest for quality childcare trumps all.

Trying to find an affordable Savannah early learning center that fits your progressive tastes and provides a nurturing and diverse environment is tough.

Set in Midtown Savannah, Best Academy serves children ages 4 and younger including infants. Best currently has two infant cribs available lots of love to give. They will have openings in the fall in their 3-4 year-old classroom. Best will work with parents looking for 2 or 3 day schedules.

The Children at Best receive the benefit of having highly-qualified and enthusiastic teachers who keep children engaged with creative art projects and incorporate positive, community conscious and environmentally friendly lessons into the programming.  Ms. Amy of Ms. Amy’s School of Music provides early childhood music education classes and child-led music jams.

 BEST Academy serves all vegetarian meals and has their own organic garden.

They encourage the kids to learn while doing. And, after lots of learning, the 12,000 square-foot playground gives kids plenty of room to do what kids do best – play.

“Like” Best Academy on Facebook by clicking here to stay connected and updated on the center’s open spots.

Best Academy, 1010 E. Duffy St. at the corner of Waters Avenue, 912.335-7123 or email best.academy1@gmail.com www.thebestacademy.net Best Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Join a Savannah neighborhood pool this summer (Things to do in Savannah with kids)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Looking to join a family-friendly pool that doesn’t cost country-club prices?

Check out Magnolia Park Pool, which opens Sat. May 28. The pool is located in Magnolia Park neighborhood at the corner of Morgan Street and Bacon Park Drive.

Membership is open for a fee to residents and non-resident members.

The pool is open 7 days a week during the season and has a lifeguard on duty.

The 2011 summer season will feature special events around the pool and offer swimming lessons. The pool – which includes a diving board and baby pool – can be rented for parties and events. Special events include: “Dive- in” movie night 8 PM Saturday May 28, which is the official pool opening day. The movie and all other events are open to members of the pool only. Members can bring guests. Movie cost for guests with members are $3 and $2. (adult/kids). Enjoy Pizza and sodas (for sale)

For more information, membership fess or to become a member of the MBF pool contact Don Consos at 912- 303-0101 or donald@consosgroup.com

Another Savannah neighborhood pool to check out:

The Kensington Park Pool located at 101 Althea Court (just off Kensington Drive).
A sweet location tucked away from the street, to avoid that “fishbowl” feeling.
Membership is open to everyone.
Kensington has a 100 thousand gallon pool that ranges from 3 to 9 feet, with a diving board.
A baby pool, snack bar and privates party facilities.The pool has friendly certified lifeguards to put you at ease.
Kensington Park Pool offers: Family memberships, Single parent memberships, Grandparent memberships and many more options!
Active duty military gets 25% off. Contact Kensigntonpool@aol.com