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“A T Rex Named Sue” dinosaur exhibit opens Memorial Day Wkend, Jacksonville

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

The most ferocious dinosaur that ever lived is coming to the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) in nearby Jacksonville, Fla. on Memorial Day Weekend. At 42-feet long, 12-feet tall and 3,500 pounds, Sue is the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. The exhibit, A T. rex Named Sue, will open at MOSH May 26, 2012 and run through Sept. 23, 2012.

A replica cast of the actual T. rex is the keystone piece of this traveling exhibition on loan from The Field Museum in Chicago.

The exhibit will also include a dig pit, video footage & free-standing interactive exhibits. Guests will be able to touch casts of Sue’s arm, rib, tail bone and teeth; peek into the cretaceous world through the eyes of a T. rex and a triceratops, and manipulate a model of Sue’s jaws to demonstrate how her gigantic jaw muscles slammed shut on prey.

MOSH will be open Memorial Day, too. 

GRAND OPENING
Sat. MAY 26 – 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Check out the exhibit and enjoy special kid-friendly activities that will engage dinosaur fans of all ages.
FREE with museum admission!

DINOSAUR TRAIN
SATURDAYS – 10:30 A.M.
Join Buddy and the rest of his prehistoric pals from the PBS series Dinosaur Train for an adventure in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium every Saturday morning during the exhibit at 10:30.
FREE with museum admission!

MOSH AFTER DARK: SPEAKING OF SUE
JUNE 28 – 6 P.M.
Join Dr. Barry Albright, a paleontologist at UNF, for a discussion of some little known facts about Sue and her excavation.
$5 for the public | FREE for MOSH Members, students and teachers with an ID

FOSSIL DAY
JULY 21 – 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
Do you have a mystery object? Bring it to MOSH’s panel of experts for identification!
FREE with museum admission!

DOZING WITH DINOS
JULY 28 – 6:30 P.M. TO 7:30 A.M.
Spend the night at MOSH and get exclusive access to A T. rex Named Sue. Campers will get to explore the museum, go to the planetarium and more!
$30 per child/$20 per adult | $25 per child/$15 per adult for MOSH Members

JURASSIC PARK
AUGUST 4 at 7 P.M.
Relive the excitement of the time when dinosaurs roamed the land with a special showing of Jurassic Park on the museum’s rooftop.
$7 per adult | $5 per member and children under 12

Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32207 , OPEN MEMORIAL DAY! www.themosh.org

FREE Gregg Russell outdoor children’s concerts, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

May 25 – 27:
Gregg Russell Concerts under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, Friday-Sunday, 8-9:30 p.m. Family-oriented singer/storyteller performs sing-a-longs, ballads and silly songs with audience participation. Kids often make & bring “pick-me-to sing-with-you” signs to hold up for Gregg to see. Complimentary. (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.

U-Pick Blackberry Picking, Savannah

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

U-pick blackberry is opens for the 2012 season at Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens. Before heading there, call the Hotline at 912.921.5897 to check field conditions or call the Bamboo Farm at 912.921.5460 or follow Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens on Facebook here.

Price: $3 per pound. Pre-weighted, pre-lined buckets available.
Cash or Check only.
Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM (everyone must be out of the field at 4 PM) & Saturday from 9 AM to Noon.Buckets can be picked up at the main office. Go around the “mule barn” (the building that houses the public restrooms) or around the back of the office and back to the front to enter the main office entrance under the pergola with the Confederate Jasmine.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your strawberry picking. For directions and hours, click here.

Memorial Day Weekend 2012 @ Ga. State Parks & Historic Sites

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway

Spend Memorial Day weekend checking out some of Georgia’s historical battlefields & forts. Here are a few forts & museums to check out.

Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien
From 1721 until 1736, this fort was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. Climb into the reconstructed cypress blockhouse, explore the palisaded earthen fort and tabby ruins, tour the museum and hike a short nature trail. Admission is $3.75-$6.50. Campsites are found nearby at Fort McAllister and Skidaway Is. state parks.

Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill
This is the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy and the end of General Sherman’s March to the Sea. Recently, an original 1864 flag which flew above the fort was returned to Georgia and mounted in the museum. On Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., the fort will feature a special program about Confederate soldiers, as well as musket and cannon firings. Admission is $3.50-$6.50. Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss and salt marsh, this park is also a great place to visit for camping, hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking. It offers three cottages and 65 campsites.

Fort Morris State Historic Site, Midway
This earthen fort on the Medway River protected Georgia against the British in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. A museum describes the colonial port of Sunbury, and a nature trail and picnic sites are available. On Memorial Day, the fort will feature hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is $3-$4.50. Nearby campsites are available at nearby Fort McAllister and Skidaway Is.

About Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

Georgia’s state parks and historic sites are operated by the Department of Natural Resources and offer pristine natural beauty from coastal marshes and midland swamps to piedmont plains and breathtaking mountains. For more information, including a full list of parks and accommodations, visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org. Keep up with the latest news by finding them on Facebook and Twitter.

4 new preschooler exhibits now open at Telfair Museums’ ArtZeum, Savannah

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Telfair Museums ArtZeum at the Jepson Center has four new exhibits especially designed for preschool children and families.

The ArtZeum is in the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, 207 W York St, Savannah GA 31401 More info here. Telfair Museums are a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

New JumpBunch youth fitness sessions start in June, Berwick & Richmond Hill

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Jumpbunch is an International Sports and Fitness program serving children & families throughout the US and India. JumpBunch of Greater Savannah is currently offering classes in Savannah and Richmond Hill at Children’s Village, PALS, Early Learning, Maggies Morning School, Richmond Hill Montessori, Southern Montessori & many more locations.

JumpBunch of Greater Savannah has new sessions starting  in early June 2012 in Berwick & Richmond Hill.

Berwick
FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS Tuesday June 5, AT 9:30 am
JumpBunch is offering a 8 week session beginning on June 12- July 31. The class offered will be Tuesday morning at 9:30 am located at Coastal Cathedral at 275 Berwick Blvd. in Berwick.
Cost for the 8 weeks is only $68

Richmond Hill
FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS Monday June 4 AT 9:30 am
JumpBunch is offering a 8 week session beginning on June 11– 30 July
The class offered will be Monday morning at 9:30 am located at New Life Church at 16252 Hwy 144 E in Richmond Hill, GA.
Cost for the 8 weeks is only $68

JumpBunch Details

Each week, JumpBunch offers a cardio workout, muscle resistance training and introduces a new sport activity in a fun, hands-on, non-competitive environment. At this stage, the goal is to build confidence and coordination.

Some of the fun sports JumpBunch offers are: Lacrosse, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Bowling, Kickball, Cheerleading and parachute games and best of all equipment for each class will be available for each child. No equipment to buy!!

JumpBunch offers a Mommy and Me class, Toddler and Preschool curriculum.

Enroll online now here or call 912-445-0312.
Check out Jumpbunch of Greater Savannah on Facebook here

If you have any additional questions, please call Coach Jenny at 912-445-0312.

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$1 & $2 Kids’ Summer 2012 Movies in Savannah & Pooler

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Summer can be a pricey season – especially when it comes to entertaining the kids while they are out of school. How can you save for a Disney trip while paying for pool memberships, summer camps etc. ?

To save a few bucks, take advantage of the $1 & $2 Kids’ Summer 2012 Movies in the Savannah & Pooler area, which kick off in early June and run until August.

One Savannah movie theatre will offer $2 weekly kids’ movies on designated weekday mornings: Carmike 10-Savannah at 511 Stephenson Ave.

Victory Square 9 at 1901 E. Victory Drive in Savannah; Regal Savannah Stadium 10, located on Shawnee Street behind Savannah Mall &  Pooler Stadium Cinemas in Pooler will offer $1 kids’ movies on designated weekday mornings.

To see the complete schedule of $1 & $2  kids G & PG movies at all four local theaters, click here.

U-Pick Blackberry Picking is Open at Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens, Savannah

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

U-pick blackberry picking opens tomorrow (Fri. May 18) for the  Summer 2012 season at Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419.

Before heading there, call the Hotline at 912.921.5897 to check field conditions or call the Bamboo Farm at 912.921.5460 or follow Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens on Facebook here.

Price: $3 per pound. Pre-weighted, pre-lined buckets available.
Cash or Check only.
Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM (everyone must be out of the field at 4 PM) & Saturday from 9 AM to Noon.Buckets can be picked up at the main office. Go around the “mule barn” (the building that houses the public restrooms) or around the back of the office and back to the front to enter the main office entrance under the pergola with the Confederate Jasmine.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your strawberry picking. For directions and hours, click here.

Saturday Puppet People Workshop & Puppet Show, Savannah

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Make a Puppet – Be a Puppeteer!
Create your own puppet and let us help you learn how to work it and give it a “voice”.

Date: Saturday, May 19th
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM make a Rod Puppet
10:00 AM see a puppet show!
Where: Puppet People Party Place, 3119 Furber Ave. Savannah, GA 31404
Cost: $15 per person (Parents half price)

More info here.

Discounts on Mini-Camps for ages 4-7 at Tumblegym, Wilmington Is.

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Coach Val’s Tumblegym  on Wilmington Is. is offering a terrific Memorial Day Special on Tumblegym mini-camps: 15% off first camp, 20% off any additional camp registrations (for same student). Offer expires May 29. Call 912-268-6003 or email val@coachvals.com.

Summer mini-camps at Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is.
For ages 4-7 years old
Time: 9 AM-noon (early drop-off & late pick-up available)
3 day option (MWF) & 2 day (Mon & Wed)option available
$50 non-refundable deposit required a registration. Balance due by June 1.
Click here for more info & see below.

Coach Val's Tumblegym mini camps, Wilmington Island

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003, www.coachvals.com, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Saturday Puppet People Workshop & Puppet Show, Savannah

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Have you taken your kids to see an Angela Beasley’s Puppet People show yet? It’s a Savannah tradition. This Saturday May 19 2012 there will be a Puppet People Workshop & Puppet Show at The Puppet Place in Thunderbolt .Make a Puppet – Be a Puppeteer!
Create your own puppet and let us help you learn how to work it and give it a “voice”.

Date: Saturday, May 19th
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM make a Rod Puppet
10:00 AM see a puppet show!
Where: Puppet People Party Place, 3119 Furber Ave. Savannah, GA 31404
Cost: $15 per person (Parents half price)

More info here.

Toucan Tuesdays: Pay 2-for-1 Admission on Toucan Tuesdays at Riverbanks Zoo

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Pay Two-for-One Admission with the Return of Toucan Tuesdays at Riverbanks Zoo  in Columbia. S.C. starting June 12 2012

Every Tuesday this summer, beginning on June 12, two can visit Riverbanks for the price of one with a donation of two cans of non-perishable food to Harvest Hope. Toucan Tuesdays—a partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank to help feed hungry families in the Midlands.

Riverbanks visitors generated nearly 2,000 pounds of food during last year’s Toucan Tuesdays drive.

Buy-one, get-one admission isn’t the only perk guests will receive for visiting on a Toucan Tuesday. Riverbanks will also offer $2 ICEEs and 2-for-1 specials in the Elephant’s Trunk Gift Shop.

In addition, visiting on a Toucan Tuesday is a perfect opportunity to check out the Zoo’s newest pair of residents—Riverbanks’ Komodo dragons. The juvenile dragons, born last August, are now on exhibit in the Desert Gallery of the Aquarium-Reptile Complex.

Toucan Tuesdays will run for 12 consecutive Tuesdays throughout the summer, ending on August 28. The promotion applies to general admission rates only (purchase one admission and get the second for equal or lesser value free; Explorer wristbands and memberships are not included). Donation bins will be located at both the Zoo and Garden entrances.

When visiting Riverbanks, be sure to also check out EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, S.C.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210 Open daily from 9am to 5pm, except on Thanksgiving & Christmas. Admission to both the Zoo and Garden: $11.75 for adults, $9.25 for children ages 3 – 12 and free for children 2 and under. Group rates and other discounts may apply. www.riverbanks.org

 

2012 Summer Programs @ The Ballet School, Savannah

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ballet School, Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn Ext. Suite 8, Savannah 31406. Tel. 912.925.0903. The Ballet School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Big Frog Custom T-shirts May Discounts, Savannah

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012


BIG FROG Savannah, email Savannah@bigfrog.com , 1909 E. Victory Dr. STE 101 (in the Victory Shopping Center across from Target) Savannah, 31404, 912-354-7714, www.bigfrog.com/savannah BIG FROG is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Princess Camps @ The Ballet School, Savannah

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

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Free showing of the Movie “Courageous!”, Savannah

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Free showing of the Movie “Courageous!”
Bull Street Baptist Church college ministry building
Corner of 31st and Drayton
Free popcorn and snacks
Free Childcare and children’s movie
Children 5th grade and younger
FREE & open to the public