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FREE Bike Rodeo for kids ($5 parking pass) @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Bike Rodeo in Savannah May 10: FREE Bike Rodeo

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah will host an educational event for children to practice bike skills and learn how to safely navigate roads and traffic. Skidaway’s Bike Rodeo is in partnership with the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

A bike rodeo is a fun, educational event for children to practice bike skills and learn how to safely navigate roads and traffic. Kids will tackle different stations, each with a different game or challenge. For example, riders might weave between traffic cones to practice balance skills or have a “slow race” where the last one across the finish line wins. Please remember, by Georgia law, all kids under 16 years of age must wear a helmet.

The event is May 10 from 10 am to 1 pm and is free with your $5 parking pass.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah , 31411 ,  http://gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

FREE St. Patrick’s Parade on Hilton Head Is., March 16

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Hilton Head St. Patrick's Day parade 2014Looking for a more laidback St. Patrick’s Parade? Or maybe whet your appetite for Savannah’s big St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17? Then check out the 31st Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 16 at 3 PM.

This parade is a family oriented event designed for everyone’s enjoyment and participation. Spectators, in excess of 20,000 people, are always delighted with the antics of clowns, marching bands, entertaining Shiners’, beautiful floats, and all the marching units and dignitaries. It is wonderful to see so many participants in this community event.

Learn more here.

 

2014 Pooler Easter Egg Hunt

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Pooler Easter Egg Hunt 2014The First Presbyterian Church of Pooler and Gateway Community Church present the 2014 Pooler Egg Hunt.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the West Chatham YMCA (165 Issac G. LaRoche Dr. Pooler, GA 31322) The YMCA is located off Pooler Parkway in front of the Pooler Recreation Complex

The event is FREE but you must register and bring your registration to the event. Details here.

This year’s hunt will be for children up through 5th Grade.

There will be one hunt at 9am and one hunt at 10am, with separate fields for older and younger children.

This is a FREE event, but to help organizers plan a fun and safe event for everyone, they do require each child participating to reserve a ticket through Eventbrite. A printed copy of each ticket must be presented at the event in order to be admitted.

*When you reserve your child’s ticket, please be sure to select the ticket that matches your child’s age range (either 4 Years and Under or 5 Years – 5th Grade) and desired hunt time (either 9am or 10am)

Register here.

For more local Easter 2014 events, click here.

Pinkalicious, The Musical @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Pinkalicious, The Musical @ Savannah Children’s Theatre
April 4-13
Fridays at 7pm. Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.
Adults-$15
Children, Seniors and Military- $12
For tickets call 912-238-9015 or visit us at savannahchildrenstheatre.org

At 3 PM Sat. April 12, Savannah Children’s Theatre will have a Cupcake party with Pinkalicious and friends directly following the show. Enjoy cupcake decorating, crafts, games, photo opportunities and party favors. Cost: $35 per child (includes ticket to the preceding show and the party) Parents will pay regular show ticket price of $15. Spaces are limited.

For tickets click here.

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

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE, CLICK HERE.

Piano/Violin Lessons – Savannah

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

violin piano instructors teachers in SavannahLooking for an energetic and qualified teacher to instill a love of music in your child?

Contact Lydia Rabon at LydiaAsmith1@gmail.com or (843)819-5022.

Learn more by “liking” Music Lessons by Lydia on Facebook here.

With over ten years of teaching experience, Lydia has a passion for seeing students succeed in music. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Charleston Southern University. Experience coupled with knowledge makes her the best fit for your child’s needs!

piano violin lessons for children in Savannah Music is a wonderful tool in a child’s development. It provides a creative outlet while addressing other goal areas such as fine motor skills.

Enroll your children in piano/violin lessons today. Lessons are given out of her home in downtown Savannah. Ages 3 and up.

Call or email today to schedule a lesson: LydiaAsmith1@gmail.com or (843)819-5022.

30 minute lessons: $25
45 minute lessons: $38

Lydia Rabon, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist, Piano/Violin Instructor, (843) 819-5022, email LydiaAsmith1@gmail.com On Facebook here. Lydia Rabon is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Girls’ Golf Fitness Program @ The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., Savannah

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

girls golf savannah

 

So thrilled to see girls’ golf programs like this one being offered FOR FREE 9-11 AM Sat. March 8 @ The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island next to the Westin Savannah.

There will be four fitness & golf stations set up around the club with a healthy snack & water at the end of the program.  Limited to the first girls who sign up. Call 912.201.2240.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., Savannah, 912.201.2240, email Golf.savannah@westin.com
https://www.facebook.com/TheClubAtSavannahHarbor The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Spring Break 2014 Camps/Classes in Savannah

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Spring break camps savannah 2014

Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Mon. March 10, weather permitting, (the museum is usually closed on Mondays) with planned kids’ activities throughout the day. Savannah Children’s Museum also offers daily kids’ programming Tuesdays-Sundays. Details here.

Mini art camps for Spring Break with Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler. Fun new spring inspired projects for all ages
*Snack included
$40 = 1 child
$30 = 2-4 kids
$20 = 5 or more kids
March 11, 10am-1pm
March 12, 10am-1pm
March 13, 10am-1pm
Contact: (912) 713-7376, email info@thescribbleartstudio.com , www.TheScribbleArtStudio.com ,

Special Spring Break Classes @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah
Stave off Spring Break boredom! This Spring Break Art Colony will take students on a journey, exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and exhibitions. Find inspiration with instruction in drawing, painting and printmaking. Students immerse themselves in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists.
Week 1
March 10-14, 9am-3pm
Members $180 | Non-members $200
Ages 8-9
Ages 10-12
Click here & scroll down for more info.

Week 2
March 18-21, 9am-3pm
Members $140 | Non-members $160
Ages 8-9
Ages 10-12
Click here & scroll down for more info.

JEA Spring Days @ JEA Savannah
Do you find it difficult to take days off of work when your child is out of school? The JEA in Savannah offers year-round vacation programming for children Pre K–8th grade including March 10-14 2014 for public school spring break & and March 18-21 for a few private schools spring breaks. Your child will enjoy Days at the JEA, as each are packed with activities such as, field trips, swimming, cooking, sports and crafts!
Single Day – Members $30/day | Non-Members $40/day
Entire Week – Members $135/week | Non-Members $180/week
Click here for more info & for spring break camp themes
Contact: DJ Horton, e-mail kids@savj.org  phone 355-8111

Spring Break Art Camp offered by Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs
March 10-14 2014
9 West Henry Street, Savannah
Fee is $140 for City of Savannah residents and $150 for non-city residents. Credit cards, checks, money orders and cash are accepted.
Contact: 912-651-6783 or download application from www.savannahga.gov/arts
Space is limited, Children must be ages 5 – 12

Spring Junior Golf Clinics at The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., Savannah
Bring your little ones out for some fun and education about the game of golf.
Cost: $40 and includes snacks after each clinic.
4:30 – 6 PM
March 4th, 18th; April 1st, 15th, 29th and May 13th, 27th.
912.201.2240 email Golf.savannah@westin.com
https://www.facebook.com/TheClubAtSavannahHarbor

Chatham Aquatic Center Spring Break Triathlon Training Camp
This year’s Aquatic Center spring break camp focuses on Triathlon Training.
March 10 – 14 2014, 10 AM-1 PM
For ages 7-14

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Spring 2014 Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Scribble Spring 2014 classes

If your child hasn’t taken an art class yet @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler, here’s your chance.  Check out the Spring 2014 class schedule here.

For details, call 912.713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble also does children’s birthday parties including: superhero parties, classic art parties & princess parties.

Details here.

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St Savannah, 31401, (912) 713-7376 email info@thescribbleartstudio.com , www.TheScribbleArtStudio.com , Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Sheep to Shawl Festival @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Sheep to Shawl 2014Observe and participate in the magical creation of a shawl from sheep shearing to carding, spinning, dying and weaving the wool at the Sheep to Shawl Festival @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah.

Members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannah join Oatland staff and volunteers in making this traditional spring celebration fun for the whole family. Crafts, games, hay rides, pony rides & other children’s activities as well as food concessions will be available. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children.

10 AM until 4 PM on Sat. March 22, 2014 $7 per adult, $5 per child (4-17), and $5 for military/seniors. www.oatlandisland.org 912.395.1509

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

Fairy & Gnome Festival @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Fairy Gnome Festival 2014

Fairy & Gnome Festival Oatland Island Wildlife Center 10 AM-2 PM Sat. April 12 2014. Join Oatland Island Wildlife Center for a day of enchantment!

This family-themed festival is all about the “wee folk” getting up close with the natural world and encouraging imaginative outdoor play. There will be a scavenger hunt, costume contest, crafts, and games. All ages are encouraged to participate in the annual gnome and fairy home building contest. Homes can be built at the festival by using natural materials from Oatland’s forest. Bring your whole family to stroll Oatland’s magical trails and maybe you will catch a glimpse of a fairy or gnome looking for a place to call home.

Cost is general admission plus addition fees for some activities.

For more information please call 912-395-1500 or click here. .

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

Snapology Summer Camps 2014 including Lego Minecraft in Savannah, Richmond Hill, St. Simons

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Snapology classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill
Come Build and Learn with Snapology this Summer 2014 – one of our favorite STEM activities for kids ages 5-13.  Snapology offers educational classes, summer camps and birthday parties with LEGO® bricks for boys and girls in the greater Savannah area

Snapology of Savannah will offer camps this summer of 2014 at these three locations: Richmond Hill Community Ed, Savannah Country Day School and Frederica Academy on St. Simons, Ga.

June 2-5 Lego Stop Motion Animation at Savannah Country Day School

June 9-12 Lego Inventors Robotics at Savannah Country Day School

June 16-19 Lego Star Wars and Lego Stop Motion Animation at Richmond Hill Community Ed.

June 23-26 Lego Minecraft and Lego Superheroes at Savannah Country Day School

June 23-26 Lego Inventors Robotics at Frederica Academy, St. Simons

July 14-17 Lego Superheroes at Frederica Academy, St. Simons

Richmond Hill
Snapology summer camps in Richmond Hill will take place at the Richmond Hill Community Ed. Registration will be through the Community Education office and will open middle of March. Also if your child attends the Richmond Hill Public Schools, a camp information flier and registration form will be going home in your child’s folder from school around the middle of March as well. All RH Community Ed classes and camps are open to the public. Call Trudy Howard at 912-459-5209 for any RH Community Ed. camp information.

For more information, click here

Stay connected to Snapology of Savannah by liking them on Facebook here.

Snapology of Savannah, Richmond Hill, “Where Learning is a Snap” 770-883-3024, email Savannah@Snapology.com , http://www.snapology.com/savannahhome.php, Snapology is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Summer Camps 2014: Coastal Ecology Camp

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Savannah Summer Camps 2014Savannah’s beautiful marshes and islands serve as the setting for Savannah Country Day School’s Coastal Ecology Camp this summer. You do not have to be a student at Savannah Country Day School to attend. The camp is open to the public.

Sessions are a week-long.

Led by Bill Eswine, Savannah Country Day’s science coordinator for the Lower School and Director of the Coastal Ecology Program, the camp includes marsh studies at the Marine Institute, a beach erosion study at Cockspur Island and Tybee Island, a trip to Sapelo Island in nearby McIntosh County, and visits to many other coastal sites.

Savannah Country Day’s Coastal Ecology Camp has been held annually since 1982 and is open to all students.

Six sessions, beginning in June, are available for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

General one-week camp sessions cost: $295 per student. Space is limited and sessions fill fast. Click here for the application soon or call for more details at 912 961-8767 or email beswine@savcds.org

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE for general one-week sessions for K-5th grade
Monday: 8:30am – 3 pm SCDS Lower School Science Lab, Marine Institute
Tuesday 8:30 am- 3 pm Skidaway Narrows, marsh studies
Wednesday 8:30am – 3 pm Beach erosion study–Fort Pulaski & Tybee Island
Thursday 6:30am – 4:30 pm Sapelo Island Trip
Friday 8:30am – 1 pm Discussion and games

June 2-6, General Session (K-6th grades) $295
June 9-13, General Session (K-6th grades) $295
June 16-20 General Session (K-6th grades) $295
June 23-27 General Session (K-6th grades) $295
June 30- July 4 General Session (K-6th grades)
July 7-11, Explorer Session (3rd-6th grades) $350
July 14-18, General Session (K-6th grades) $295
July 21-26, Florida Trip (6th-8th grades) $985

Details on sessions for older kids

The Explorer Session July 7-11 is for students who are entering grades three through six. This session includes day trips with the exception of a Thursday overnight camp-out. Some activities included are canoeing, a one-night camp-out (meals included), and day trips to local barrier islands and Sapelo Island in McIntosh County. Cost: $350

For older budding ecologists, there is a trip to the Canaveral Seashore in Florida July 21-26. Students entering sixth through eighth grades in the fall can sign up for a week of coastal exploration at Cocoa Beach, FL. The trip includes airboat rides, two nights of turtle watching, a visit to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, snorkeling at Blue Springs State Park, a study of loggerhead turtles along the Canaveral seashore, swimming and, of course, a visit to the world famous RonJon’s Surf Shop. Students stay at the Discovery Beach Resort on Cocoa Beach. Week cost: $985

Click here for the application soon or call for more details at 912 961-8767 or email beswine@savcds.org

FOR MORE SAVANNAH SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK HERE.

Easter 2014: Easter Egg Hunt @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Easter Egg Hunts 2014 Savannah Easter Blast at Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Saturday, April 19, 2014 1- 3 PM

Bring the whole family for a day filled with hayrides, games and crafts. Easter egg hunt starting at 1 p.m. $3 per child. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway,  Savannah , GA 31411, http://gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Junior Ranger Summer Camps 2014 @ Skidaway Is. State Park (For ages 6-11), Savannah

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Junior Ranger Camp Skidaway Is. 2013The popular Junior Ranger summer camps at Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah will be offered from 9-5 PM except Thursday, which will be 9am-9pm this upcoming Summer of 2014 with the option an 8:30 AM drop-off to help working parents (rather than previous camp hours of 9 AM-2 PM)

9 am-5 PM, except Thursday, which will be 9am-9pm
Ages 6-11

Summer 2014 Session options include:
June 2 -6, 2014
June 23-27 2014
July 14-18, 2014
July 28-Aug. 1 2014

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

Join the park staff for a fun week full of hikes, crafts, games and more focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia.  During the week your child will work to earn a Junior Ranger patch.

Registration is limited, call early to sign up.  $100. 912-598-2300.

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

Treasure Hunt: FREE Kids Shark Tooth & Fossil Hunt with the Shark Tooth Fairy (March 1), Port Royal, S.C.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Shark tooth and fossil hunt BeaufortThis is so worth the roadtrip to Port Poyal, near Beaufort, S.C.

The Shark Tooth Fairy, Mike Harris, invites kids to come to The Sands beach in Port Royal this Saturday March 1 2014 starting at noon. Kids can look for shark teeth, Megalodon teeth and other fossilized finds and take what they find home with them.

shark tooth and fossil hunt in Beaufort S.C.FREE & open to the public.

Harris – an avid fossil and shark tooth collector (as well as an overall fun character)- will spread out 50 plus pounds of shark teeth and a bunch of cool bones on the beach just in time for the kids’ arrival at noon including one tuna tail fossil (pictured to the right)  Info on The Sands in Port Royal, S.C. near Beaufort here.

Stay updated and learn more about The Shark Tooth Fairy by friending Mike Harris on Facebook here. We attended last month’s shark tooth and fossil hunt and even though we didn’t find a shark tooth, we were so entertained & impressed by this guy’s enthusiasm.

SIDE TRIPS: Make a day of it and pair your visit with a trip to the lighthouse at Hunting Island near Beaufort or check out fun playgrounds in Beaufort by clicking here.

FREE art event: Kids can watch an artist painting demonstration, Savannah (Feb. 27)

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Free week at the Jepson Center Savannah
Bring the kids to Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center atrium in Savannah this Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5-8pm to watch a fantastic painter, Kerry Dunn, conduct a painting demonstration.

This is a fun FREE family event.

Telfair Museums will provide chairs for observers and the Jepson Café will be open, enabling guests to enjoy a glass of wine or beer as they watch the artist work.

This event is free of charge and if you came to see the Monks’ demonstration of the sand mandala, this will be just as wonderful!

Kerry Dunn is a contemporary academic oil painter who focuses on portraits, still life, landscapes and interiors. Dunn’s portraits have won many awards throughout the years, most recently won Best of Show in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition in 2013.

Come and give your kids a chance to watch a true artist at work.

For more information: 912.790.8802 or visit www.telfair.org .

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

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.