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FREE Kids’ Fair, The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Kid’s Fair, “An event that’s everything for and about kids and families” 5-7:30 p.m. April 6 in conjunction with Free Family Fun Night at The Sandbox parking lot and the Museum (celebration Center if rain). (843)842-7645 or thesandbox.org.

FREE Screening of the Documentary “The Business of Being Born”, Savannah

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

 Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah will host a FREE screening of the documentary film “The Business of Being Born”, 6 to 8 PM Wed. April 4, 2012.

The award-winning film will be followed by a discussion with local health professionals. The screening will be at University Hall, Room 156, Armstrong Campus, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah.

“The Business of Being Born” is about the implications of the medicalization of childbirth and the ways in which many women are turning away from invasive medical models of delivery. It examines modern models of child delivery in America and what some women are doing to take back their rights to birth.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center for Public Health Media and Research , the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health & the Armstrong Master of Public Health program. Contact Leigh Rich at leigh.rich@armstrong.edu for more information.

Children’s Felted Flower Craft Class, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

10 a.m.-12 p.m. April 21 In this 2-hour class, students will learn about wool, and create a flower rosette with leaf using a wet felting technique. Use this adorable flower to adorn a headband, bag, jewelry, or clothing. Younger children may need parental supervision. $25. (843) 686-3945 ext. 233 or www.artshhi.com .

“How I Became A Pirate”, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

April 11 – 15:
“How I Became A Pirate,” presented by Main Street Youth Theatre, 25 New Orleans Rd. (843) 689-6246.

Gregg Russell Outdoor Children’s Concerts, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

April 9 – 11:
Gregg Russell Concerts under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, Monday-Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m. Family-oriented singer/storyteller performs sing-a-longs, ballads and silly songs with audience participation. Complimentary. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.

Imagination Hour at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

10:30 AM

An Interactive Children’s Museum’s hosts a weekly “Imagination Hour” every Thursday, at 10:30 am. Join us for a story time followed by a related arts and crafts project. Each month features a fun and unique theme and is geared for children age 5 and under; siblings and guests are welcome as well. Classes are designed for parents and caregivers to interact and assist their child with the art project and everyone is encouraged to stay and play in the museum following the program.

The Imagination Hour program cost is included in the museum admission fee and in our Family Membership annual fee. Join us each week and have fun learning about a variety of subjects ranging from nature, recycling, nursery rhymes, health and wellness, and science. October Programs are Halloween themed.

The Sandbox is located at 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. For more information, please contact Caroline Rinehart, Operations Director at 843.842.7645 or crinehart@thesandbox.org. Be sure to log on to www.thesandbox.org for information on other upcoming events and activities.

Imagination Hour at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

An hour of fun story time followed by a craft project. Program is included with cost of admission to museum. First-come, first-serve, so sign up when checking in at front desk. Different story each week.
For more information, call 843.842.7645 or www.thesandbox.org
April 19
Story Time: “Harry the Dirty Dog,”
Gene Zion
Activity: Dog Face

April 26
Story Time: “The Silver Locket”
Katharine Holabird
Activity: Pasta Neclace

Imagination Hour at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

An hour of fun story time followed by a craft project. Program is included with cost of admission to museum. First-come, first-serve, so sign up when checking in at front desk. Different story each week.
For more information, call 843.842.7645 or www.thesandbox.org
April 12
Story Time: “Super Duck,”
Jez Alborough
Activity: Duck

April 19
Story Time: “Harry the Dirty Dog,”
Gene Zion
Activity: Dog Face

April 26
Story Time: “The Silver Locket”
Katharine Holabird
Activity: Pasta Neclace

Pottery for Kids, The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

at 9:30 AM Mondays in April 2012:
“Get Fired up Pottery” at The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum. This interactive artistic program is guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing as participants personalize and decorate their own ceramic plate. (843) 842-7645 or www.thesandbox.org.

Pottery for Kids, Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

“Get Fired up Pottery” at The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum. This interactive artistic program is guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing as participants personalize and decorate their own ceramic plate. (843) 842-7645 or www.thesandbox.org .

Pottery for Kids, Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
 at 9:30 AM Mondays in April 2012:
“Get Fired up Pottery” at The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum. This interactive artistic program is guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing as participants personalize and decorate their own ceramic plate. (843) 842-7645 or www.thesandbox.org.

Scenes From An Italian Restaurant–Billy Joel Dinner Theatre, Savannah

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Scenes From An Italian Restaurant–Billy Joel Dinner Theatre
5 p.m. Sun. Apr 29, 2012
Admission: $72
www.savannahjea.org
912.355.8111

“The Stranger” is the complete premiere tribute to the music of the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel. Fronted by accomplished pianist and vocalist Mike Santoro, and backed by some of the finest seasoned musicians in the business, this six-piece band brings together an authentic replication of Billy’s timeless music, crowning it with soulful, spot on vocals that makes a Billy Joel song what it is. So much so that you will find yourself taking a second look. Join us for an amazing evening as the JEA is transformed into an Italian restaurant, serving up a traditional Italian dinner with wine and beer, proceeded by a night of wonderful entertainment with music by everyone’s favorite Piano Man, Billy Joel, preformed by Mike Santoro and his six-piece band. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.savannahjea.org or call 912.355.8111. Childcare is available with advanced reservation.

Earth Day Festival in Forsyth Park, Savannah

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Earth Day Festival in Forsyth Park
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Apr 21, 2012
Free
www.earthdaysavannah.org
912.651.6943
More than 100 exhibitors promoting green living and environmental activism. Tons of fun activites for children and great workshops featuring raising chickens, bees, composting, etc.

Opening Night of Sand Gnats Minor League Baseball Season, Savannah

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Savannah Sand Gnats Opening Night
7:05 PM Thurs. April 5
Home games continue April 5 through April 11 2012
Admission: $7 General Admission Seating, $8 Reserved Seating, $10 Box Seating, $5 Children Ages 4-12/Seniors/Military General Admission Sea
Come enjoy a night at the ballpark and cheer on the Savannah Sand Gnats! Spend time with your friends and family at Historic Grayson Stadium, visit with Gnate the Gnat, and of course enjoy some great baseball! Visit www.sandgnats.com  or call 912.351.9150 to purchase tickets today.

Shell-e-brate Earth Day, Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Shell-e-brate Earth Day at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 11am-3pm
You’re invited to the fifth annual Shell-e-brate Earth Day family festival! This earth shell-e-bration features recycled crafts, earth-tastic activities and eco-entertainment for the whole family! No reservations needed; event is FREE with general admission to the Center, $7 adults, $5 children, 3 & under are free.

Savannah Sidewalk Arts Festival

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Make plans to attend Savannah College of Art & Design’s annual Sidewalk Arts Festival April 28 historic Forsyth Park in Savannah! The event features a chalk art competition, children’s drawing areas for young artists, food, drinks and music. Admission is free and open to the public!
11 AM-5 PM
An annual tradition nearly as old as the university itself, the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival offers students, alumni and prospective students an opportunity to create temporary chalk masterpieces on the paved walkways of Savannah’s scenic Forsyth Park every spring.

Fairy & Gnome Festival, Oatland Is. Wildlife Center, Savannah

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

New this year…Enchanted Unicorn Rides!

2012 Ottawa Farms Strawberry Festival, Bloomingdale

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Festival Dates:
Saturday, April 14 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 15 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gate Admission:
•$5 (ages 6 & up)
•Under 6 admitted free
(912)748-3035
This year’s Strawberry Festival will feature:
•Corn Cannon
•Corn Crib
•activities for the children
•musical entertainment
•cow train rides
•hayrides
•pony rides
•pig races
•craft and food vendors
•homemade strawberry ice cream
•fresh strawberries for sale

Musical Guests Include:
•Mercy Mountain Boys
•Jason Courtney Band
•Homeward Bound
•Southern Tied
•Pace Brothers
•Elvis

Entertainment Includes:
•Reidsville Prison Cloggers
•Mobile Dairy Classroom

Easter EGGstravaganza At Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Easter EGGstravaganza At Shelter Cove Community Park
10:30AM – 1:30PM April 7 2012
Easter Egg Hunt 11AM, Egg Race 12:30PM, Blowup Rides, Music, Face Painting & More.
Proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund.
$10 Admission for ages 2- 12 Includes Activities
Parents and Grandparents Free of Charge
Food Sold Separately
Shelter Cove Park, Hilton Head Is.
843-681-7273

For more local Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Activities, click here.

Salty Dog Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Salty Dog Annual Easter Egg Hunt
10 AM – 12:30pm April 7 2012
South Beach Marina Village – Hilton Head Island
At South Beach Village outside the Salty Dog Ice Cream Shop. Find Easter eggs filled with candy, prizes and certificates redeemable for Salty Dog T-shirts & more. Special appearances & photos with the Easter Bunny & Jake the Salty Dog! The hunt begins at 10 AM, so don’t be late.
232 S Sea Pines Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

For more local Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Activities, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt, Habersham YMCA, Savannah

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt, Savannah
11 AM Saturday, April 7
Habersham YMCA, Savannah
Bring your baskets and join the Habersham YMCA for a huge Easter egg hunt
6400 Habersham St., Savannah, GA, 31405
(912) 354-6223

For more local Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Activities, click here.

Pooler Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Pooler Egg Hunt
10 AM Saturday April 7
900 South Rogers Street, Pooler.
Chick-fil-A Pooler & the First Presbyterian Church of Pooler are hosting a free community egg hunt. The event is for all children through 5th grade. Be sure to bring your own basket!
The Egg Hunt is free but you must register here.
Two fields for the kids, one for children age 5 & younger & the other for children age 6 through the 5th grade.
The event does not last long so be sure to get there early. Drinks & refreshments served after the hunt.

For more local Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Activities, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Hailey Mae’s Children’s Boutique, Savannah

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Hailey Mae’s Children’s Boutique in Pooler
Open to the public
12-3 PM with hunt at 1 PM Saturday April 7 at Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens, Savannah.
Free parking. Free admission. For more local Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Activities, click here.

Easter Blast @ Skidaway Is. St. Park, Savannah

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Easter Blast
1-3 PM Sat. April 7
Skidaway Island State Park – Savannah
Bring the whole family for a day filled with hayrides, games and crafts. Easter egg hunt starting at 1pm. $3 plus $5 parking.
(912) 598-2300.

 For more local Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Activities, click here.

Easter Bunny at Broughton St.’s First Saturday Events, Savannah

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

The Easter Bunny will be available in front of 24e Saturday morning, then at Marc Jacobs after lunch. Bring the kids on Saturday for a hopping good time and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Come by 24e from 11-1, Marc by Marc Jacobs from 1:30-3:30, and La Berry from 4-6 and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny for a donation of $5. All proceeds go the Savannah Downtown Business Association.
Where & When
319 West Broughton St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
April 7th
10:00AM- 2:00pm

 For more local Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Activities, click here.

Kid-friendly bird walk, Savannah

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

8 AM-Noon Sat. April 14, 2012
Welcome spring to Savannah with a day of bird watching at Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens.
Local birding enthusiast and expert iris grower, Stan Gray will lead a bird walk in the gardens followed by a seminar on the beautiful iris he has planted and grown here at the Bamboo Farm. We have over 400 iris and many species of birds for you to enjoy. We’ve ordered perfect weather for the day. The iris will be blooming and the birds will be singing so put on your sneakers and come to the Gardens!
The bird watching will be followed by a seminar on the tall bearded iris, which may be appropriate for 15 years old and older
$20 per person
Please call to register (912) 921-5460

FREE Wonders of the Universe Show in New GSU Planetarium, Statesboro

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Statesboro’s Georgia Southern Planetarium, which recently underwent renovations to a Digistar 4 full dome digital planetarium system, will host a free public, new full dome digital show, WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE, 4-5 PM April 14, 2012.

This will be the first new full dome digital show in the redone planetarium! You’re invited to attend this FREE educational and exciting event that’s for all ages.

Telescopic viewing following /during the event weather permitting.

The planetarium is located in the Math/Physics Bldg (#203) on the campus of Georgia Southern University Campus map at: http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/map/

Parking directions for planetarium public events: Turn on to Herty Drive from Fair Road (GA Hwy 67) and follow all the way to the end. Turn left through the open parking gate then right into the large faculty/staff parking lot. Walk back down toward the gates and the planetarium is across on the other side in the Math/Physics Building between the small Eidson Building – Honors (old Alumni House) and the Biology Building.

WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE (New full dome digital show!)
4-5 PM Sat. April 14, 2012

Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. On this breathtaking excursion you’ll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered. As your travels continue, you’ll fly deep into our own Milky Way galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the solar system. From Evans and Sutherland Digital Theater Productions.

Running time: 20 minutes

Trailer: http://www.es.com/Products/Shows/Wonders/WondersOfTheUniverse.html

A live star show of the current night sky will also be included with each presentation. Free sky maps, telescopic observing, activities, and more! Free event for all ages to enjoy sponsored by the Department of Physics of the College of Science and Technology at Georgia Southern University. The planetarium will be collecting canned and non-perishable foods to donate to our local food bank for those in need in our community.
For more information, visit GSU planetarium here. Questions? E-mail planetarium@georgiasouthern.edu, or call the Department of Physics at 912-478-5292.

FREE Wonders of the Universe Show in New GSU Planetarium, Statesboro

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Statesboro’s Georgia Southern Planetarium, which recently underwent renovations to a Digistar 4 full dome digital planetarium system, will host a free public, new full dome digital show, WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE, 4-5 PM April 14, 2012.  

This will be the first new full dome digital show in the redone planetarium! You’re invited to attend this FREE educational and exciting event that’s for all ages.

Telescopic viewing following /during the event weather permitting.

The planetarium is located in the Math/Physics Bldg (#203) on the campus of Georgia Southern University Campus map at: http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/map/

Parking directions for planetarium public events: Turn on to Herty Drive from Fair Road (GA Hwy 67) and follow all the way to the end. Turn left through the open parking gate then right into the large faculty/staff parking lot. Walk back down toward the gates and the planetarium is across on the other side in the Math/Physics Building between the small Eidson Building – Honors (old Alumni House) and the Biology Building.

WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE (New full dome digital show!)
4-5 PM Sat. April 14, 2012

Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. On this breathtaking excursion you’ll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered. As your travels continue, you’ll fly deep into our own Milky Way galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the solar system. From Evans and Sutherland Digital Theater Productions.

Running time: 20 minutes

Trailer: http://www.es.com/Products/Shows/Wonders/WondersOfTheUniverse.html

A live star show of the current night sky will also be included with each presentation. Free sky maps, telescopic observing, activities, and more! Free event for all ages to enjoy sponsored by the Department of Physics of the College of Science and Technology at Georgia Southern University. The planetarium will be collecting canned and non-perishable foods to donate to our local food bank for those in need in our community.
For more information, visit GSU planetarium here. Questions? E-mail planetarium@georgiasouthern.edu, or call the Department of Physics at 912-478-5292.

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Spring Fling

Friday, March 30th, 2012

March 31 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Visit the Refuge and see how birds are banded (even band yourself!), learn about wildland fire using real fire equipment, test your archery skills using a bow and arrow, and take the Animal Olympics challenge. Free and open to the public; rain or shine.

http://www.fws.gov/savannah

843-784-2468
Savannah NWR Visitor Center
U.S. Hwy 17/Jasper County, SC, 6 miles N of Savannah
Jasper County, SC

Give Blood at Red Shoes Run / Pop Tab Pandemonium 2012/Blood Alliance Blood Drive

Friday, March 30th, 2012

You’re invited to the Red Shoes Run / Pop Tab Pandemonium 2012/Blood Alliance Blood Drive benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a 5K Run/Walk & Pop Tab Collection Event at the Ronald McDonald House, Savannah, 9AM-Noon on Sat. April 14.

During the event, please stop by The Blood Alliance & donate blood! The blood drive will be 9 AM-Noon. The Blood Alliance will make a donation ot the Ronald McDonald House Charities for every unit of blood collected at the RMHC blood drive! The Blood Alliance is the sole provider of blood to Memorial University Medical Center, the only Level 1 trauma center and dedicated children’s hospital in SE Georgia.

Red Shoes Run & Pop Tab Pandemonium is a family friendly fundraiser that will feature free activities including fun with Ronald McDonald, a 1/4 mile kiddie run, live music, games, prizes and refreshments!
There is a wonderful bridge that participants will traverse twice for which this 5K is nicknamed the “mini-bridge run!” It’s perfect training for those aiming for the big one at the end of the year!

Strollers are welcome.

To Register: Red Shoes Run: Download registration form here or register online: www.active.com
key words red shoes run.