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Toddler Time for Ages 2-4 & More FREE Kids’ Nature Programs in August 2014 @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Skidaway Is State Park hiking trailsCome out to Skidaway Island State Park in August 2014 to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays including free Toddler Time for kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers at 10 AM some Thursdays. Bring your child to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Different nature-based theme each Thursday.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park during July 2014, click here.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

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$2 Train Rides thru June 29 @ Savannah Mall’s Center Court

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Savannah Mall

Telfair Museums & Savannah Sand Gnats announce children’s photo contest

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Telfair Museums kids' photo contest

UPDATE: The children’s photo contest winner has been chosen and the award presentation will be Friday, July 18th at 6:30pm (right before the Sandgnats game) at the Grayson Stadium.

The winner will meet star Sand Gnat players out on the field and receive prizes from the Sand Gnats and Telfair Museums. The winning photograph will be featured on the front cover of the Sand Gnats’ game program, Playbill Magazine, from July 18 through the end of the season and displayed at the Jepson Center for the Arts.

Telfair Museums and The Savannah Sand Gnats are holding a photo contest for local kids ages 8 through 12. Contestants have until 5:00 p.m. on June 30 to enter their best photograph.

The Sand Gnats will feature the winning photograph on the front cover of their game program, Playbill Magazine, from mid-July through the end of the season. Sand Gnats players will serve as contest judges, selecting the winning photograph.

The Sand Gnats will announce the winner at Grayson Stadium just before the night game starts on Friday, July 18. The winner will meet star Sand Gnat players out on the field to take photos and receive their winning certificate. As another fantastic prize, Telfair Museums will display the winning photo at the Jepson Center for the Arts. The Jepson Center is Savannah’s major art museum, where thousands of area residents enjoy world-class art exhibits, the children’s art museum, unique summer camps and art classes, Teen Night, and delicious sandwiches in the café. The Jepson Center is also home to monthly Free Family Days, where families join in hands-on activities that are fun for all ages.

The contest is inspired by the work of world-famous photographer Helen Levitt – now showing at the Jepson Center, in an exhibition called Helen Levitt: In the Street.

Contest Rules

Photographs must be baseball themed and creativity is encouraged! Digital, Polaroid, or even cell phone photos are acceptable in either color or in black and white. Kayla Medina at Telfair Museums is happy to answer any questions at 912.790.8837 or medinak@telfair.org.

Contestants should submit their entry to telfaircontest@sandgnats.com with their name, age and contact information. The winner will be contacted by July 7.

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Summer Camp: Underwater Robotics @ Georgia Tech Savannah campus

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Underwater robotics summer camp Georgia Tech Savannah Dive in with underwater robotics!

Students in grades rising 6, 7, 8, and 9 are welcome to come to the Georgia Tech Savannah campus for a week long immersion in underwater robotics and learning. Students will understand remote operated vehicle (ROV) principles, use underwater cameras to investigate underwater, and test their skills in our open air freshwater pond. A great week full of activities and the only week Georgia Tech will have on their campus. Box lunch included daily.

Camp begins MONDAY, JULY 28 2014

CAMP COST: $200 Parent drop off begins at 8 am, Camp programming begins at 9 am. Parent pick up begins at 3 pm and ends at 4 pm. Georgia Tech is not able to offer extended day services.

Please join Georgia Tech for their Showcase Event on Fridays at 2 pm! LOCATION: Georgia Tech Savannah 210 Technology Circle Savannah, Georgia 31407 912-966-7952 To register, please click here.

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Savannah Walk: historic hikes for scouts, home-schoolers, individuals

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Massie Heritage Center Historic WalksHistoric Savannah Hikes via Massie Heritage Center, 507 E. Gordon St. Savannah, 31401

Who can participate? Scouts of all ages as well as individuals or other groups are invited to participate in these fun, educational programs. Massie offers a version for younger and older scouts to help accommodate your particular pack or troop.) For effective supervision and safety, one adult for every ten students is recommended and admitted with no fee. Massie expects leaders and other chaperones to assist accordingly in managing their group at all times. Additional guests will be charged the regular program rate and their numbers may be limited depending on the overall size of the group.

What to expect? There are two versions of Massie’s Historic Savannah Hike: one is for younger scouts (Toonahowi) and the other is more advanced for older scouts (Tomochichi). Both hikes include a one-hour tour inside Massie, where scouts will be oriented to the downtown historic district by learning about Savannah’s city plan, architecture, historic preservation, the Native Americans who first inhabited the area, as well as what school was like in the 1800s.

Two options:

Toonahowi Hike: Explore historic Savannah on a 1.5 mile walking tour visiting eight different locations with a total walking time of about one hour. Total program time including Massie tour and hike is about two hours.

Tomochichi Hike: Explore historic Savannah on a 2.5 mile walking tour visiting thirteen different locations with a total walking time of about ninety minutes. Total program time including Massie tour and hike is about two and a half hours.

What is the cost of the program? The cost is $10.00 per participant for a guided hike with one of Massie’s Heritage Specialists, with a minimum of group size of ten. Successful participants will receive either a Toonahowi or Tomochichi patch. Scouts choosing a self-guided hike will pay the regular Massie admission fee (or special rate for groups of 15 or more) and can purchase a scout patch for $3 upon successful completion of the hike and questionnaire.
What is the minimum or maximum number of participants for a guided hike? The minimum number of participants for a guided hike is 10. Smaller groups will need to pay the full price for ten participants ($100). Massie can easily accommodate groups of up to 60 total participants (including scout leaders, parents, chaperones, etc.) and can lead up to 100 with sufficient notice and scheduling flexibility.
How do I reserve a guided hike? Please call Massie at (912) 395-5070 to make your reservation. Massie will need to know (1) the number of scouts and adults, (2) the date and time you would like, and (3) whether your group would like to take on the Toonahowi or Tomochichi challenge. Please let Massie know if you have any special needs or requirements.

What to bring? Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk the required distance in varying weather conditions. Sunscreen, bug spray, a water bottle and rain gear is recommended. Strollers are not recommended. Participants will need to be careful crossing all streets and be respectful of Savannah’s Historic District, its residents, and their property. As scouts, they should remember: The city should be left better than they found it.

Where to park? The Historic Savannah Hikes will begin and end at the Massie Heritage Center on Calhoun Square at the corner of Abercorn and East Gordon streets. Limited free parking is available on the streets around Massie.
What about lunch? If you plan to bring box lunches for your hikes, Massie recommends utilizing nearby Forsyth Park, only two blocks from Massie, which has benches, a playground, and restrooms. You should bring extra trash bags and blankets. Calhoun Square across from Massie may accommodate small groups. Due to limited space, you will not be able to store lunches inside Massie. Massie hs cold drinks available for sale in the gift shop.
What about a gift shop and restrooms? Please plan your itinerary so that your scouts will have time to browse our gift shop and use Massie’s restroom facilities.
Is this program limited to scouts only? No. It is intended to be both age and content appropriate for scouts, but anyone or any group may participate in this program.

Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. Savannah,31401 tel: (912) 395-5070, http://MassieHeritageCenter.com

U-pick blackberry picking @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah u-pick blackberry fields are open for picking.

Blackberries are $3/lb. Containers are provided.

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

U-Pick Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry Fields: Mon. – Thur. 9 am to 12 noon, Sat. 9 am to 12 noon
CLOSED Fridays and Sundays

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

Gluten intolerant? Dr. Ranicki’s Creating Wellness Center in Pooler can help

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Dr. Ranicki’s Creating Wellness Center in Pooler can help you with your gluten intolerance.

Give them a call (912) 376-1506to schedule your appointment today to find out how they can help.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Sketch Walk Class for families plus more art classes, camps @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Telfair museums Jepson Center Summer Camps 2014 SavannahFree Sketch Walk Class
1-4 p.m. May 31, Jepson Center for the Arts and Downtown Savannah.
Meet first at 1 p.m. at the Jepson Center to tour the exhibition ‘Helen Levitt: In the Street’ and discuss her use of composition, value, and narration before setting out on a 2 ½ hour tour of downtown Savannah with your sketchbook. Moving as a group, we will stop at three downtown locations and seek out opportunities to produce Helen Levitt-inspired sketches of people in Savannah. We will conclude with a review of sketches. For more information and to register contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org.

Saturday Explorer Series – First Time Figure Drawing
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 7, Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York St., on Telfair Square
Ages: Teen-Adult
This class teaches students the basics of figure drawing and provides the opportunity to work from a clothed model. The price for this class is $65 for Telfair members and $75 for non-members. For more information and to register contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org.

Saturday Explorer Series – Color Theory
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 5, Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York St., on Telfair Square
Ages: Teen-Adult
Explore the fundamentals of color interaction such as color intensity, temperature and value. The price for this class is $65 for Telfair members and $75 for non-members. For more information and to register contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org.

Saturday Explorer Series – Drawing Basics
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. August 2, Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York St., on Telfair Square
Ages: Teen-Adult
Focus on the basic drawing skills of sighting measurement and rendering form to achieve the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface. The price for this class is $65 for Telfair members and $75 for non-members. For more information and to register contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org.

Telfair Museums also offers lots of Summer Art Camps for kids including:
Creative Transformations Pre-K Camp, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. August 4-8 for ages 4-6. Details here.
Telfair Museums’ Contemporary Creative Explorer, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 28 to August 1 for ages 8-12. Details here.
Summer Camp – Motor-Driven Art, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 14-18 for ages 6-10. Details here.
Summer Camp – Geek Bling, Techo-Jewelry, and Fashion Accessories 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 7-11 for ages 13-18. Details here.
Master Artist Photography Camp 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Session A: June 16-20 for ages 10-12. Or 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Session B: June 23-27 from for ages 13-16. Details here.

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

Last Chance to Save on Summer Disney Travel

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Disney Deals Summer 2014School’s out! Celebrate summer and save up to 35% on magical Disney Cruise or Walt Disney World vacation!

Save up to 30% on 3, 4, or 7-night Bahamas or Caribbean sailings onboard Disney Dream & Disney Fantasy sailings this June. Conveniently departing from Port Canaveral, only 4 hours from Savannah! If you’ve ever considered a Disney Cruise vacation, now is the perfect time.

If you’d prefer to stay on land, you can save up to 35% on your Walt Disney World Resort stay at select resort hotels and dates this summer. Maybe you want to experience the new Fantasyland including the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction or take-in the Star Wars Weekends events?!

Get your no-obligation Walt Disney World quote or Disney Cruise quote and leave the stress of vacation planning to Two Sisters Travel. Two Sisters Travel concierge services are 100% FREE!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
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Coming to Savannah: Parent-Cooperative Montessori Preschool

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Savannah Montessori Co-OpThere’s a new parent-cooperative Montessori preschool planned for the Savannah area.

Learn more at an Initial Informational Meeting: Thursday, June 5th, 6:30pm
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Wilmington Island
51 Wilmington Island Rd, Savannah
Children are welcome to attend, light refreshments will be provided.

Montessori principles promote independence, peace with self and the world, and foster self-directed motivation and collaboration instead of competition.

This is a new preschool in the initial stages of development and will be a partnership among parents and a Montessori-trained teacher.

This initial meeting will help carve out the direction of the school.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but still interested, or for more information please send an email to: montessoricoopsavannah@gmail.com

Family Golf Program @ The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Family Golf Programs Savannah

The Club at Savannah Harbor next to the Westin has a golf package for the whole family to enjoy. A family of four can play nine holes with carts for less than a night out at the movies.

Package includes green & cart fees, junior Callaway clubs. This deal is open to the public. You don’t have to be a member of the club to participate.

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com or click here.  

FREE PGA lessons during May 2014

At  The Club at Savannah Harbor during May 2014, you can take a free 10 minute lesson or a free family clinic & receive a voucher to play for only $85.

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com or click here.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, email Golf.savannah@westin.com https://www.facebook.com/TheClubAtSavannahHarbor, www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com   The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Mommy & Me music time: Kindermusik in Savannah new classes start in June + free demo class

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Kindermusik in Savannah Kindermusik in Savannah’s new June themes begin on June 9!

Join Kindermusik for “PEEKABOO!” for 0’s and 1’s on Mondays at 9:30am, and “RHYME AROUND TOWN” for 2’s and 3’s on Mondays at 10:20am. Classes include at home materials to extend your in-class learning throughout the week!

Also, Monday, June 2 is FREE DEMO DAY at Kindermusik – visit the website by clicking here then click on the Kindermusik tab to enroll for this day of FREE DEMO CLASSES!!

Attention parents of children with special needs

Also, don’t forget that May 30 is the deadline to apply for Kindermusik’s June scholarship for special needs. One special needs child will be awarded an entire free month of Kindermusik classes with 88 Keys Piano. For a scholarship application, please email music@88keysga.com or call 912.988.KEYS (5397).

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Live Oak Public Libraries Summer Reading Program & Performances, June 1-Aug. 16

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Summer Reading Program Savannah libraries Take part in Live Oak Public Libraries Summer Reading Program June 1-Aug. 16. For ages 0-18.

Visit any Live Oak Public Libraries Branch and pick up your “Fizz Boom Read!” reading log or download one from www.liveoakpl.org. To qualify for all the great prizes, you’ll need to register online on the library’s “Discovery Lab” web page.

At the library’s Discovery Lab site, kids can also share reviews of your favorite books, see what others are reading for the summer, make a wish list, and keep track of what you’ve read. For reading, you earn coupons for various local treats and activities; a coupon good for a free book at Barnes & Noble; and chances to win this year’s grand prize is a $500 spending spree at Savannah Mall.

Details here.

FREE PERFORMANCES, PROGRAMS

The summer reading program includes oodles of free performances & programs for kids at various library branches throughout the summer. Programs include free Huck Finn performances by Savannah Stage Company; free Mad Science Experiment; free Fiddlin’ Dan shows; free Circus King shows; free Legend of King Arthur performances; free The Magic Man shows & Chad Crews Magic shows; free Cartooning & Drawing with “The Library Dragon” illustrator Michael P. White. Details on those shows & many more here.

Reopening of Cougar Crossing @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 5/31, Savannah

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Oatland Is. Wildlife Center Savannah The reopening of Cougar Crossing at Oatland Island Wildlife Center , Savannah, will be this Saturday, May 31, 2014.

The exhibit area will offer a new, enhanced viewing area allowing for ground level, close-up views of the cougars.

In addition to the enhanced viewing area, Oatland Island Wildlife Center staff are pleased to introduce Shanti, a recent addition to Oatland’s family.

Cougar Crossing will be open to the public starting Saturday May 31 during regular operating hours.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, 31410 tel: (912) 395-1212
http://www.oatlandisland.org

Free Sand Gnats tickets Friday 5/30 from St. Joseph’s/Candler, Savannah

Monday, May 26th, 2014

free sand gnats ticketsFree Sand Gnats tickets Friday from St. Joseph’s/Candler. Just bring a non-perishable food item to the game and receive a free ticket.

WHAT: St. Joseph’s/Candler Community Night to benefit St. Mary’s Community Center. Everyone is invited.
WHEN: May 30, 7:05 p.m. Food drop off and ticket pick up will begin at Grayson Stadium at 6:00 p.m.
WHY: The non-perishable food items will benefit the St. Mary’s Community Center.
WHERE: Historic Grayson Stadium, 1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah 31404

THE DETAILS: St. Mary’s Community Center serves the westside of Savannah from its base in the historic Cuyler-Brownville neighborhood. St. Mary’s Community Center is a community outreach initiative of St. Joseph’s/Candler and a living demonstration of its mission. The center helps residents through education, job training and children’s services. To learn more go to www.sjchs.org/StMarys

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Buchi Kombucha on tap @ Brighter Day Natural Foods Deli, Savannah

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Buchi Kombucha at Brighter Day Natural Foods Savannah Buchi Kombucha on tap now Brighter Day Deli at 1102 Bull St. at the south end of Forsyth Park in Savannah.

Buchi Kombucha is a probiotic rich beverage that has been available for thousands of years. It was so highly regarded that it was called “The Teas of Immortality” and “The Elixir of Life”. Buchi begins as an organic black tea which is sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice. It is nutrient dense and packed full of digestive enzymes, organic acids, B Vitamins, and probiotics.

Ask for a free sample!

Brighter Day has the following 4 flavors at the moment (Flavors will change from time to time). Buchi Earth: which has roasted roots, holy basil & maple syrup; Buchi Water, which is made of elderberry, coconut water and blueberry; Bucchi Avonlea, which is in a base of orange juice, mango, passion fruit and sea buckthorn; Buchi Soverign, which is a combination of fresh pressed ginger, peach juice and sorghum molasses.

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703  www.brighterdayfoods.com,  On Facebook here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.