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FREE kids’ nature activities during June @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Free Kids' activities for March 2013 at Skidaway Island State Park, SavannahCome out to Skidaway Is. State Park to enjoy FREE night hikes, s’mores & campfire evenings, owl nights, star-gazing nights as well as organized daytime kids’ activities . To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park, click here.

June 1- Saturday 11:00AM Interpretive Center Tour: Explore our museum and get all the details about our native wildlife, the history of the island and check out some live rare birds. 3:00PM Knot Tying: Learn the basics on some handy knots for everyday use. 8:30PM Campfire: Meet at the amphitheater for yummy s’mores and share stories with others around a fire.

June 2- Sunday 10:00AM Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. 3:00PM Dinner time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles and snakes licking their chops.

June 5- Wednesday 10:00AM What a Hoot!: Owls can be found all over the United States. Come learn about these amazing birds and which ones we have here in Georgia. 3:00PM Dinner time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles and snakes licking their chops.

June 6- Thursday 10:00AM Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 2:00PM Fossils Show and Tell: Come see and talk about the collection of fossils at the Interpretive Center. 8:30PM Whooooo is out there?: Join us to learn about owls and their behavior and then head out into the night to try and hear a hoot.

June 7- Friday 1:00PM Reptiles and Amphibians: Discover Georgia’s diversity of reptiles and amphibians – 2nd highest in the US. Learn from calls, view some of the state’s most secretive animals and get close to live examples. 8:30PM Fungus Among Us: Come out into the night to look for lichen, that glows in the dark.

June 8- Saturday 10:00AM Big Ferry Guided Hike: Come for a 2 to 3 mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. 9:00PM Skidaway Stars: From our trails at night you can see hundreds of stars. Come out to see the constellations and hear the stories behind them.

June 9- Sunday 9:00AM Double Loop Hike: Join a ranger for a guided hike through the marsh on the sandpiper trail and Avian Loop Trail. Plan about 1 ½ hour hike.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park for the month of June 2013, click here.

JumpBunch Class Session Starts June 3 @ Summer Breeze, Wilmington Island & June 6 in Richmond Hill

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

JumpBunch spring 2013 sessions on Wilmington Island

JumpBunch of Greater Savannah  is opening a class on Wilmington Island at Summer Breeze at 351 Wilmington Island Rd.,  Savannah!

Check out the class at a FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS on  Monday June 3 at 9:30 am. The summer session will run June 10 thru August 5th (No class held on July 1st).

JumpBunch of Greater Savannah  also is offering a summer session in Richmond Hill at Coastal Community Christian Church on Ford Avenue. Check out the class at a FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS on Thursday May 30 at 10:30 am. This summer session will run June 6 thru August 1 with no class held July 4th .

Call Coach Jenny today! 912-445-0312

Enroll online now here or call 912-445-0312.

Check out Jumpbunch of Greater Savannah on Facebook here


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 offered 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!!

Mommy and Me class, Toddler and Preschool curriculum.

Enroll online now here or call 912-445-0312.

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Fourth of July Festival ON THE RIVER (First Friday & Saturday on the River Festival), Savannah Riverfront

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Savannah Riverfront 2013Join the Savannah Riverfront at the Fourth of July Festival ON THE RIVER.

Fourth of July festivities will kick-off Thurs. July 4 along Savannah’s River Street and continue through Sun. July 7 & includes the Fourth of July Fireworks on the River Extravaganza as well as arts & craft exhibitors, entertainment & fun for the entire family! Schedule of events here.

For more information, go to or call 912-234-0295.

$1 Kids’ Summer 2013 Blockbuster Movies, Savannah & Pooler

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

$1 Kids' Movies summer 2013 Savannah Pooler Here’s a fun way to entertain the kids & cool off this summer: $1 & $4 kids’ blockbuster morning kids’ movies  shown on designated weekdays throughout summer at Savannah & Pooler movie theatres.

Some theatres start showing the movies as soon as June 4 & 6. One Pooler theater plans to show the entire Harry Potter series during the summer series as well as popular animated kids’ movies.

Let’s see: air-conditioning, entertained kids, budget prices – can’t beat that!

See more details & the schedule of movies & showtimes by clicking here.

Ticket Discount on Disney Junior Live on Tour! Savannah Show

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Ticket Discount on Disney Junior Live Tour in SavannahDisney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure is coming to Savannah & tickets are now on sale.

Savannah showtime: 7 PM Friday, July 26 2013 @ Johnny Mercer Theatre @ Savannah Civic Center Discount
Save $5 on Tickets!
Use code PIRATE. Click here to purchase tickets.
Discount expires on Friday, July 19th at 11:59PM.
Valid on the $25 and $20 price level
Discount valid on up to 6 tickets.

About Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure
Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It’s danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your hometown.
Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.


Ticket Prices:
$20.00 / $25.00 / $30.00/ $45.00 Front Row

3 Easy Ways to Purchase Tickets:
1.Visit the Savannah Civic Center Box Office (save on service charges!)
2. Visit
3. Call 912-651-6550.

Free Telfair Museums Admission for Military Service Members & Their Families from Memorial Day Through Labor Day in Partnership with Blue Star Museums

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Telfair Museums offers free admission to military families Telfair Museums will honor active military service members and their families by offering free admission to any of the Telfair Museums from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2013.

Free admission is offered as part of the Telfair’s partnership with the Blue Star Museums program, which offers military families the chance to visit museums across the country free of charge this summer. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense & more than 1,800 museums across America.

Free admission for military families will be offered through Mon. Sept. 2, 2013 during regular museum hours the following Telfair Museums:

Jepson Center – 207 W. York St., Savannah 31401

Telfair Academy – 121 Barnard St., Savannah 31401

Owens-Thomas House – 124 Abercorn St., Savannah 31401

Admission is free to active duty U.S. military members or any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card. Free admission applies to up an individual serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard & Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps as well as up to five family members. Telfair Museums is a advertiser.

FREE Summer 2013 Performances for Kids @ Live Oak Public Library Branches

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Summer Reading Events

Every summer, Live Oak Public Library branches in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Effingham, Pooler, Tybee Is. & Hinesville offer FREE fun performances for kids as part of the Summer Reading Program.

These shows are great ways to entertain & educate your kids, encourage reading & cool off FOR FREE.

Click here to check out the line-up of performances for Summer 2013. The shows kick off June 4 2013.

There are some longtime favorites like Magical Educator Chad Crews as well as Fiddlin Dan who will be performing this summer as Ruby the Clown. Kids are going to excited about Rock N Roar Dino Show. The talented actors from Hampstead Stage Company will return again, this summer performing “The Secret Garden.”

See the schedule performances here. These shows are also now included in our online Events Calendar which you can access by clicking here.

Savannah Children’s Theatre presents the musical “A Year With Frog and Toad”

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Savannah Children's Theatre presents the musical "A Year with Frog and Toad"The Savannah Children’s Theatre presents a main-stage production of “A Year With Frog and Toad.”

A cast of adults and youth bring to life this whimsical Broadway musical which follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.

Arnold Lobel ‘s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Tony-nominated show that is part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm.

The jazzy, upbeat score, performed live by the Savannah Children’s Theatre orchestra, bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive and enchanting musical for the whole family.

May 31-June 2, June 7-9 and June 14-16. Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm.

Tickets can be purchased at  or by calling 912-238-9015 or at the theatre box office.

The Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Drive, in the Crossroads Shopping Center.


Giveaway: a way to brighten your workplace from Savannah Balloons

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Children's Birthdays in Savannah Do you think that the place you work could use a splash of color and excitement?

“Like” Savannah Balloons on Facebook by clicking here and share on the wall why your workplace needs some fun.

Over the next few weeks, Savannah Balloons will be giving away one twisted balloon sculpture per week on Tuesdays to a randomly selected workplace. We can hear you saying, “A balloon sculpture?? Whats that?” Just check out Savannah Balloons Facebook page here for details.

Savannah Balloons can create almost anything out of balloons! If you can imagine it, they can create it! You can help put a smile on everyone’s face at work simply by liking Savannah Balloons and sharing a comment on why you need more fun at work!

If you want to have crazy amounts of fun at your next birthday party, please contact Savannah Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail , Lynnae Weller, owner of Savannah Balloons, has been doing parties for over 6 years with many happy clients.

Savannah Balloons, 912-228-3024, e-mail , Savannah Balloons is a advertiser

Comic Art Camp & Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Scribble Comic Art Classes in Savannah

Scribble Art Studio is offering Comic Art classes & camps for kids ages 8 & older. Instructed by Rashad Doucet, professional comic book artist who has worked for Oni Press, DC comics & Heart Head Publishing. His comics include “My dog is a superhero” & “I love comics.”

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & summer camps for kids in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email  .

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates . For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser.

Family Yoga classes for all ages at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah

Monday, May 27th, 2013

family yoga classes in Savannah at Ganesha's Place

Check out the upcoming Family Yoga classes at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s new therapeutic yoga studio.

To register or more information, (912)665-4199 or

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids, children with autism & restorative yoga for caretakers.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s a spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, Ganesha’s Place is a advertiser

U-pick Blackberry Picking @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

U-pick blackberry picking SavannahGet those blackberry cobbler recipes ready!

Savannah’s Bamboo Farm (Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens) u-pick blackberry fields are open for picking.

Blackberries are $3/lb.

Call ahead to make sure the fields are open! (912) 921-5460

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will have blackberry fields open for picking Monday through Friday 9 am to 12 noon & 10 am to 2 pm Saturdays. No picking on Sundays.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419, (912) 921-5460,

(New Savannah Ob/Gyn Practice)Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology: A Sisterhood of Caring

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Thrive Savannah Obstetricians Gynecologists

We’re thrilled to tell you about a new obstetrics & gynecology practice in Savannah: Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology.

At Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Candler Professional Building, Dr. Maryanna Barrett & Dr. Maria Paasch’s goal is to deliver health care with kindness, compassion and consideration.

Dr. Barrett and Dr. Paasch are identical twin sisters born and raised in Clarksville, TN. Growing up in a family of strong and nurturing women, both were drawn to the field of Women’s Health.

They attended medical school at The University of Tennessee in Memphis and completed their residencies at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Dr. Barrett completed her training in 2009 and Dr. Paasch in 2010. Drs. Barrett and Paasch are board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

While offering complete Women’s Health Care, they have a particular enthusiasm for obstetrics, including trial of labor after a caesarean section (TOLAC), minimally invasive surgery, and pediatric and adolescent gynecology. They, along with their husbands and children, have newly relocated from Hawaii to Savannah, to be close to family and to re-establish roots in their native South.

Their approach to care marries the science of modern medicine with the art of listening to each patient’s individual concerns. At Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Barrett & Dr. Paasch believe healthcare is a collaboration between the patient and her provider.

Dr. Barrett & Dr. Paasch offer a healthcare alternative that provides you with options and encourages you to choose the approach that works best for your life. They want to help you to take charge of your own health and feel your best at every age. They want to help you thrive…

Stay connected by “liking” Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology on Facebook here.

Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology, 5354 Reynolds Street Suite 422, Savannah, 31405 tel (912) 721-9595 email , Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology is a advertiser.

Looking for a Premiere Preschool Program? JEA Preschool Savannah Meet & Greet for prospective parents is 5/29

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Best Preschools in Savannah: JEA Preschool Savannah

Looking for a Premiere Preschool Program in Savannah?

JEA Preschool Savannah will host a Meet and Greet for prospective parents and caregivers on Wednesday, May 29th at 5:30 p.m. The new preschool, located at the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, will open its doors to children ages 16 months to 4 years in August 2013.

During the Meet and Greet, attendees will have an opportunity to meet preschool director Jodi Sadler and the teachers, view the new furnishings, and view architectural renderings of outdoor learning space.

The evening will include free childcare with a reservation.

Please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 228) or email  to reserve a spot.

JEA Preschool Savannah, 5111 Abercorn St., Savannah,, 912-355-8111 (ext. 228), email JEA Preschool is a advertiser.

2013 Kids’ Pottery + Sculpture Classes & Summer Camps, Savannah

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Tiffany Drabek Studio Pottery Camps Savannah 2013 Kids Pottery and Sculpture Classes & Summer Camp Offerings @ Tiffany Drabek Studio in Ardsley Park, Savannah

Take a sculpture or pottery class to learn something new…or continue a flourishing hobby! Classes are centrally located @ Tiffany Drabek Studio in Midtown Savannah.

The sculpture classes include instruction in different hand building techniques such as coiling, slab work, pinching, carving, and bas-relief designs. The pottery instruction involves learning how to center the clay on the wheel, how to make plates, bowls and cylinders, and how to attach handles and make surface designs. At the end of the session children will apply either underglaze paints or glazes to complete their work with a splash of color. All work will be finished with a gloss glaze and fired.

The fees include all materials and firings. The work will be available for pick up after all of the firings have been done. Please call or email Tiffany with any questions or to register. To complete registration, please send a $20 deposit to Tiffany Drabek to the address below. The balance of the tuition will be due at the first class. $10 off total family tuition if an additional sibling signs up. For more information and registration contact: .

Spring Classes:
Sculpture $84
6 Tuesdays April 16-May 28(skip May 7 for Testing) from 3:00-4:00 P.M. (ages 4 and up)

Pottery $130
7 Wednesdays April 17-May 29 from 3:30-5:00 P.M. (ages 7 and up)

Summer Camp Pottery and Sculpture Classes:

Pottery Session 1 $95
Monday-Friday, June 10-14, 9:30-11:00 A.M. (ages 7 and up)

Pottery Session 2 $95
Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 9:30-11 A.M. (ages 7 and up)
Note: $10 off total tuition if student registers for both summer pottery sessions

Sculpture $70
Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 9:30-10:30 A.M. (ages 4 and up)

If you are looking for an ALL-TEENS class, email Tiffany
& she’ll arrange a class

About Tiffany Drabek: Tiffany is a local potter and ceramic sculptor. She has a BA in Art and French from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and has been working in her medium since graduation in Dec. ’91. In Savannah, she has been teaching clay classes to adults and children since 1999, and she has specifically taught home school students pottery, sculpture, and art history since 2001. She offers pottery birthday parties throughout the year to children as well as adults. She home schools her three boys and is the Director of the Classical Conversations Savannah home school community.

Tiffany Drabek Studio, 215 East 64th Street Savannah, 31405 tel. (912) 692-0659 email Tiffany Drabek Studio is a advertiser

Junior Ranger Camp, Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah (for ages 6-11)

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Junior Ranger Camp Skidaway Is. 2013Want to be a Park Ranger when you grow up?!!!

Junior Ranger Camp at Skidaway Is. State Park.

9 am-2 pm
Ages 6-11
June 17-21, 2013 & July 15-19, 2013

Staff from Skidaway Island State Park and Wormsloe State Historic Site will take kids on a week-long adventure into our natural and cultural heritage.

Each child will experience hiking, games, crafts, and hands-on involvement with local plants and wildlife of the area as they explore the parks marshlands and surrounding woods.  They may even learn how to catch a fish or build a fire without a match.

Questions or to sign up, feel free to contact:
Assistant Manager
Katie Charron

Skidaway Island State Park,  52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, 31411