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Peace Camp 2013 for ages 5-12 @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah (Savannah Summer Camps 2013)

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Unitarian Universalist Church  of Savannah Peace Camp 2013 Your child is invited to Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Peace Camp 2013: July 22-26.

Children ages 5-12 will learn to practice peace through cooperative games and projects, exploration of world symbols of peace, meditation, yoga, journaling, and conflict resolution strategies. Storytelling, music, art, and outdoor play further the fun!

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah will have a limited amount of openings for Counselors in Training (youth ages 13 and up).

Camp Information:

•Camp runs from 9am-3pm, drop off begins at 8:30
•Campers should bring their lunch – snacks will be provided each day.
•Maximum adult to child ratio is 1:8, with a minimum of two adults supervising groups at all times.
•Maximum camp size is 40 campers.
•All campers receive a camp T-shirt.
•After care is available from 3:00 to 6:00PM; $45 for the week.

$135 for UUCS members
$150 for non-members
$45 for After Care
$40 for Counselors in Training – Please note, to register CITs, contact Jolene Byrne

For more information about UUCS Peace Camp, contact Director of Religious Education Jolene Byrne at
Or register online by following the link on the homepage of the church’s website: (Registration is open to the public. Children do not have to be members of the church to attend. )

Summer 2013 Deals: Toucan Tuesdays (2 tickets for price of 1) at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Summer Deals 2013: Toucan Tuesdays: Pay 2-for-1 Admission on Toucan Tuesdays at Riverbanks ZooSave on zoo admission with the return of Toucan Tuesdays at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia. S.C.

The popular summer deal kicks-off June 4 2013 to benefit Harvest Hope and help feed hungry families in the Midlands.

Every Tuesday this summer, beginning on June 4, two can visit Riverbanks for the price of one with a donation of two non-perishable food items for Harvest Hope.

In addition to saving on Zoo admission, guests donating on a Toucan Tuesday will receive hot savings to help stay cool during their visit: $2 ICEE’s, $2 fountain drinks and a 2-for-$20 special on misting fans sold at various locations throughout the park. (Guests will be given a custom wristband to show proof of donation.)

Donation bins will be located at both the Zoo and Garden entrances. The promotion ends on August 27, 2013. The offer 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). For more information, visit

Visiting on a Toucan Tuesday is also a perfect time to see Riverbanks’ newest zoo baby—a koala joey. The 8-month-old joey fully emerged from its mother’s pouch in late April and is now on exhibit in Koala Knockabout along with mom (Lottie), dad (Jimmie) and big brother (Norris).

Admission is $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. Year-round membership packages are also available. For more information, call Riverbanks at 803.779.8717, visit  or .

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

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210. The Botanical Garden entrance is located at 1300 Botanical Parkway, West Columbia, SC 29169. The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas day. 803.779.8717,

Select properties are 40% off @ Cabins For You Smoky Mountain Cabins

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Cabins for you smoky mountain cabinsWhy not extend your Memorial Day weekend a little longer with a cooler Smoky Mountains getaway?

Select properties @ Cabins For You  are 40% off if you arrive 5/27/13 and depart 5/29/13.  Click here to check out the properties that are 40% off:

Cabins For You is a family-owned, professionally managed cabin rental company providing mountain cabins in the Smoky Mountain for all different budgets and needs.

Please call 1.800.684.7865 for more info. or to make your reservation!

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ArtLab Studio in Savannah offers exciting classes for children for Summer 2013

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Art Lab Savannah Summer Camps/Classes

ArtLab Studio in Savannah is offering exciting classes for children for summer 2013! Fun projects that introduce a little art history and basic principles of art will entertain and enrich your child’s summer.

Classes include:

Undercover Artists
Ages 5-7
June 17th-21st 8am to 10:30am or
Saturdays June 15th- July 13th
9am to 11:30am
Inspired by a host of award-winning books, this session will connect art to reading with a whimsical approach that will appeal to the most reluctant readers. Undercover artists will explore what’s under the covers of books to create art projects that will spring from the stories. This week-long camp will be the highlight of your child’s summer. Don’t miss this fun opportunity to see art and literature come together to ignite your child’s imagination. Participants will want to remain undercover artists long after the class ends.

Artists Captured in Time
Ages 8-10
June 24th-28th 8am to 10:30am or
Saturdays June 15th- July 13th 1pm-3:30pm
Come let your children become Artists Captured in Time. They will be drawn to the daily drama from artists who step out of a wacky time machine to visit. Guest artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and others will share their art secrets and techniques along with some entertaining stories from back in the day. the class will stir art, drama and imagination together with a sprinkle of art history to create a picture perfect week that students will always remember.

Taught by certified art teacher Jobeth Chambers & Local Artist Kelly Roetto, who will educate, entertain & enrich your child in a whimsical, enlightened and fun environment! Students will work with many mediums and learn several key principles of art.

One Week Session $175/Individual Classes $35- Includes All Materials
10% discount for families with 2 or more children enrolled!

ArtLab Studio, 2417 Waters Ave., Savannah, 912-388-1939,  ArtLab Studio is a advertiser.

Giveaway: Roger Day’s Marsh Mud Madness, music & education DVD, which was just released today

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Roger Day Marsh Madness educational DVD SavannahDid your child attend the Roger Day concert in Fall 2011 as part of a Savannah Music Festival school field trip?

Is your child interested in all things coastal – alligators, periwinkle snails, sea turtles, fiddler crabs & dolphins.

Or maybe you & your kids are just big fans of Roger Day hits like “Mosquito Burrito” & “I Love to Study Mud.”

Roger Day Savannah Music Festival field trip concertWhichever the case, you need to check out Roger Day’s Marsh Mud Madness, a new educational music DVD that introduces kids to coastal ecology through songs & video.

The DVD was just released today, May 21, 2013.(,,, $15)

Produced by the Savannah Music Festival & Roger Day, with support from the Georgia Sea Grant & the Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation, the video features engaging information about the plants & animals that make up the Atlantic coastal ecosystem, interspersed with Day performing 12 original songs about goopy mud, fascinating coastal animals & the waters & plants of the marsh itself, in front of a live audience of thousands of Savannah elementary kids.

This week, we’re giving away TWO of these music & education DVDs to two readers. To enter to win, like the Roger Day page on Facebook here & tell us what you (or your kids) love best about living on the coast or about the Atlantic marshland ecology.  Please say sent you! Deadline to enter: 9 PM Sun. May 26.

Roger Day, one of the nation’s top touring family music artists, spent five days exploring Sapelo Island, a barrier island south of Savannah. There, he learned about the fragile ecosystem from scientists at the University Georgia Marine Institute. Georgia Sea Grant sponsored the visit, and they commissioned Day to compose a program of songs about the Georgia coast for elementary school audience. While watching turtles nest and trekking through the maritime forest, Day wrote a song cycle about the importance of habitat and watershed health, the abundance of creatures that depend on the state’s water resources and how individuals can help protect the coastal eco-system.

In the Marsh Mud Madness concert scenes, a wildly enthusiastic young audience of Savannah kids joins in dancing “The Fiddler Groove,” signing to Day’s classic hit “Mosquito Burrito,” leaping when “Dolphins Will Jump Up,” and “Flushing Out the Estuary” right along with Day and his band mates.

Helpful links:

For more information and Roger Day latest tour details & links to purchase the DVD, visit .

Video clip for “I Love to Study Mud,” showing the kids reacting to the song at the Savannah Music Festival in Fall 2011:

Songs to download:

FREE curriculum & activities for teachers & home schoolers:
What scientists are saying about Marsh Mud Madness:

“I have been truly amazed and inspired by Roger’s artistic talent, professional enthusiasm and heartfelt environmental ethics. The dynamic relationship he develops with his audiences is a real joy to behold (and to take a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, face-making active part in!).”
~ John “Crawfish” Crawford, Naturalist and Marine Education Specialist at The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service

“Roger Day creates vivid images of the marsh and its inhabitants—including the marine biologists—in songs with titles such as ‘I Love to Study Mud’ and ‘Alligator in My Refrigerator.’ It’s both funny and educational.”
~ David Bryant, assistant director of Georgia Sea Grant

FREE Storybook Art Class with Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Free art class for kids savannahBring your kids for FREE Storybook Art classes with Scribble Art Studio at Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Tuesday, May 28, 4:30 p.m.
Have fun drawing Tortuga the Turtle and painting a desert scene using the book “Fiesta Fiasco” by Ann Whitford Paul as inspiration. Ages 4 and up

Southwest Chatham Library is at 14097 Abercorn Street, Savannah,  31419 (behind Target at Savannah Mall).

For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser.

Surfing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding summer camps, Tybee Is.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Water sports summer camps on Tybee IslandYet another benefit of living near the beach – water sports summer camps! Check out a few of these offered for Summer 2013 on Tybee Is. by the Tybee Island YMCA.

Surf Camp

Child is Tybee Resident and/or Child is a Member of YMCA of Coastal GA: $100
Child is NOT a Tybee Resident or Child is NOT a Member of YMCA of Coastal Ga: $130

9:30am – 12:30pm
Ages 8-16
Meet at the North End of the North Beach Parking Lot
June 10-14
June 24-28
July 8-12
July 22-26
July 29-Aug. 2

SUP: Stand Up Paddlleboard Camp

Child is Tybee Resident and/or Child is a Member of YMCA of Coastal GA: $150
Child is NOT a Tybee Resident or Child is NOT a Member of YMCA of Coastal GA: $175
June 17 – 24
July 15-19
9:30am – 12:30pm
Ages 8-16
Meet at the Back River Parking Lot (Inlet & Chatham)
East Coast Paddleboarding

Waterman: Kayak, Paddleboarding, Surf

Child is Tybee Resident and/or Child is a Member of YMCA of Coastal GA: $200
Child is NOT a Tybee Resident or Child is NOT a Member of YMCA of Coastal GA:  $225
July 1-5
August 5-9
9:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 8-16
Meet at North Island Surf & Kayak (Lazaretto Creek)
North Island Surf and Kayak

No refunds.

Contact to register:
Leah Sparks, Program Director
Work: (912) 786-9622
Cell: (912) 332 – 0682
Fax: (912) 786-0929


Puppet People ‘J-Low & Friends’ Summer 2013 Public Shows, Savannah

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Puppet People Juliette Low shows during Summer 2013 Savannah

Here’s a chance for your kids to catch the popular Puppet People show about Savannah’s Juliette Low.

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People will perform “J-Low & Friends’  @ 7 PM Tuesdays on June 18 & 25, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 during Summer 2013 at the Puppet Studio, 3119 Furber Ave.  Thunderbolt, 31404.

Reservations are preferred. Call for discounts.

Contact 912.355.3366 or

Puppet People, 912.355.3366,, email,  3119 Furber Ave. , Thunderbolt, 31404  Puppet People is a advertiser.

Saved by the Deal: 50% off carpet cleaning; some proceeds benefit Joy Prom

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Savannah deal on carpet cleaningServiceMaster by Liberty

Get your carpets clean today for 50% off! Enjoy the fresh clean feel of your carpets, help increase the life of your floors, knock out trouble spots and save time and money with this wonderful offer. There is enough here to clean 4 standard Rooms for the price of 2!

ServiceMaster by Liberty gives back with every job. Even while you Save Money, a portion of this sale goes to Xcel Strategies, host of Joy Prom! Joy Prom is a heart-warming night of fun and celebration for people with special needs. It is the most exciting Prom of the year and everyone has a great time.

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Affordable Summer Art Camps for Kids, Savannah

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Summer Art Camps for Kids SavannahThe City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is currently accepting registrations for Summer Art Camp.

Art Camp runs from June 3rd to August 9th.

Nine camp sessions will be offered for children, providing an introduction to painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and performing arts in age-appropriate group settings. Summer Art Camp takes place at DCA Studios located at 9 W. Henry St.

Sessions 1 and 9 are introductory half-day camps open to children ages 4-6. These sessions are available from June 3rd – 7th and August 5th – 9th from 9 a.m. to noon. Half-day camp fees are $85 per child per week.

Sessions 2-8 are one-week full-day sessions open to children ages 6 -12. These sessions run from June 10th – August 2nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full-day camp fees are $135 per child per week.

The registration fee includes all materials and is limited to the person listed on the registration form. A non-spoiling bag lunch must be provided daily for full-day sessions. There will be no camp the week of July 4th.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Full payment is due upon enrollment. Credit cards, checks, money orders and cash are accepted.

Registration forms are available online at .

Registrations can be faxed, hand-delivered or mailed to: City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. For information, contact 912-651-6783.


Children’s birthday parties with Scribble Art Studio & Snapology, Savannah & Pooler

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Scribble Art Studio offers Snapology partiesCelebrate your child’s birthday party with Scribble Art Studio & Snapology.

Scribble and Snapology are now teaming up to offer birthday parties, creative play dates, and holiday/school break workshops! For details call 912-713-7376 or visit!

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & summer camps for kids in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-323-0123 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.

Savannah Summer 2013 Kids’ Events: Puppet People Shows on Fridays (Things to do in Savannah with kids)

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Puppet People Summer 2013 shows 

Here’s a fun, cool way to entertain the kids during Summer 2013 in Savannah. Take them to an Angela Beasley’s Puppet People show!

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People will have offer interactive puppet shows 11 AM Fridays June 7-28 & July 12-Aug. 23 during Summer 2013 at the Puppet People Party Place, 3119 Furber Ave. Thunderbolt, 31404.

$2 off each ticket.

Admission includes: interactive puppet show, tour of puppet making studio, play time, puppet craft.

Walk-ins welcome, reservations preferred Group Rates Available Contact 912.355.3366 or

Puppet People, 912.355.3366,, email,  3119 Furber Ave. , Thunderbolt, 31404  Puppet People is a advertiser.

Music Immersion Summer Camp: Hilton Head Jazz Camp (Overnight supervised accommodations available for out-of-town students)

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Hilton Head Jazz Camp; Overnight accomodations available

Send an aspiring jazz musician to immerse themselves in the jazz experience with an esteemed faculty for a week in beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC at Hilton Head Christian Academy July 8-13.

At Hilton Head Jazz Camp, students experience big bands, combos, improv/theory, master classes, elective courses and many fun activities including a private concert at a world class jazz club.

The week concludes with a public finale concert on Saturday, July 13.

Open to all aspiring jazz musicians age 12-20. No audition is required.

Overnight supervised accommodations are available at the Comfort Suites in Bluffton, SC for out-of-town students. Scholarships are available on a limited basis to qualified students. For more information, visit  or call (843) 321-8174.


Memorial Wknd Cruises with Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Savannah Riverboat Memorial Weekend Cruises



Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E River St Savannah, 31401-1295; tel. (912) 232-6404 Savannah Riverboat Cruises is a advertiser

Photography summer camp @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Photography summer camp for kids in Savannah MASTER ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP
Session A: June 17-21 | 9 am-3 pm | ages 10-12
Session B: June 24-28 | 9 am-3 pm | ages 13-16

Telfair Museums’ Member $200 | Non-members $235

Click here for more information

This intensive week-long program focuses on black-and-white and digital photography as well as the basic functions of 35mm manual cameras.

While instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Photoshop, they will also cover conventional methods of film photography, including Pinhole Cameras to supplement the experience. The camp features student use of both manual and digital cameras, a field-trip to a downtown gallery, visits from established photographers, on-location shoots in the Historic District, access to Telfair Museums’ photography collection and more! This year’s camps will feature a private gallery discussion and critique with exhibiting artist Jerry Siegel.

The program will culminate with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center. Sponsored by Kathy Levitt and in part by Worldwide Camera.

Registration details here.


Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah,  31401, Telfair Museums is a advertiser.

Memorial Day Weekend Events at Wormsloe, Fort McAllister & Fort Morris historic sites

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Kick off the start of summer Memorial Day Weekend at nearby historic sites or historic parks. Here are some events happening in or near Savannah:

War of Jenkins’ Ear
Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations. $4.50 – $10 (912) 353-3023.

Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fort McAllister Historic Park – Richmond Hill
Help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years. Cannon and musket firings, Civil War-era demonstrations, and lots of family fun. (912) 727-2339.

Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fort Morris Historic Site – Midway
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. $3-$4.50 (912) 884-5999.