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Sharks, Whale, Jelly, Sift & Seine beach walks @ Tybee Is.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Beach walks with Tybee Marine Science CenterKid-friendly walks, talks & treks with Tybee Island Marine Science Center are each an hour long and cost $10 per person ($9 for members; kids four and under are free).

Reservations can be made up to one week in advance, either in person or on the phone. The science center is open daily from 10 to 5, at 1509 Strand Avenue. Phone reservations are available from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 912-786-5917.

SUMMER 2014 SCHEDULE:
(May 24 – September 1)

Please understand that all times are subject to availability, based on the tides, program scheduling, and capacity limitations. Please call up to a week ahead to confirm your program and reserve your slots, 912-786-5917.

Mondays:
South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Sift & Seine @ 1:00p.m.
Marsh Trek @ 3:30p.m.

Tuesdays:
South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Jelly Jive @ 1:00p.m.
North Beach Walk @ 3:30p.m.

Wednesdays:
South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Shark Jaw @ 1:00p.m.
Sift & Seine @ 3:30p.m.

Thursdays:
South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Turtle Talk @ 1:00p.m.
North Beach Ecology Walk @ 3:30p.m.

Fridays:
South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Whale Tale @ 1:00p.m.
Marsh Trek @ 3:30p.m.

Saturdays:
South Beach Walk @ 10:30a.m.
Turtle Talk @ 1:00p.m.
Sift & Seine @ 3:30p.m.

Sundays:
South Beach Walks @ 10:30a.m. & 1:00p.m.
Sift & Seine @ 3:30p.m.

Beach Walks: Guided walks on the beach to learn about coastal Georgia’s tides, dunes, and the wildlife that live in and around the ocean. South beach walks meet at the science center. North beach walks meet at the north end of the island, near the lighthouse.

Turtle Talks: Join in for an intro into the lives of Georgia’s nesting sea turtles. Learn about their nesting habitat and Tybee’s conservation efforts.

Marsh Treks: Guided trek through Georgia’s salt marsh. Explore in the mud, find creatures, and learn why the estuary is the ocean’s nursery. Marsh Treks meet off-site, at the Spanish Hammock. For safety reasons closed-heel, closed-toe shoes are required. Directions are provided at sign-up.

Shark Jaws: Bulls, nurses, and tigers all have something in common. We’ll jaw about the most misunderstood beasts in the ocean.

Jelly Jives: Jellies don’t have a heart, but that’s not why they sting. Understand the role they play in the health of our ocean.

Whale Tales: Georgia’s coast is the calving ground for a 70-ton toothless whale. Hear these giants’ tale and of local efforts to protect them.

Due to limited capacities, payment is required at the time of registration. Refunds can only be provided in the case of program cancellation due to inclement weather.

Larger group, school, and scout badge programs are available year round and are booked by request. Please call Cody at 912-786-5917 for more information or to book any type of program.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center, 1509 Strand Ave Tybee Island, Ga 31328 912-786-5917 or 1-866-557-9172 email info@TybeeMarineScience.org, http://TybeeMarineScience.org

Independence Day Fireworks, July 3, Tybee Is.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

July 3 fireworks Savannah, Tybee Tybee Island to Host July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

Celebrate America’s birthday with a spectacular fireworks display on beautiful Tybee Island! The fireworks show can be enjoyed from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, the beach or anywhere on the eastern side of Tybee Island. This popular event on “Savannah’s Beach” is free and open to the public. Enjoy a laid-back Independence Day celebration at this island paradise and discover unique restaurants, sandy beaches, charming shops, outstanding accommodations and much more.

WHEN: Thursday, July 3, 2014 9:15 p.m.

WHERE: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion or the island’s eastern beaches Tybrisa St. and Strand Ave, Tybee Island, Georgia

COST: Free

MORE INFORMATION: Call (912) 786-5444, visit www.VisitTybee.com online or check out Tybee Island, Georgia on Facebook.

Kids’ high-tech entertainment: Mobile GameTruck offers June deal

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

GameTruck Hilton Head Savannah children's birthday parties

We love this high-tech kids’ entertainment option: have a state-of-the art Mobile Game Theater come to your house.

That’s what GameTruck Hilton Head offers not just for Hilton Head Is. but also for Savannah, Bluffton, Pooler & the surrounding area.

JUNE 2014 SPECIAL: Mention you read about GameTruck Hilton Head Island on SouthernMamas.com & receive this deal during June! Receive GameTruck’s weekdayprice of $299 for the remainder of the month ANY DAY if you mention you read about this special on SouthernMamas.com. Just call Gametruck’s local number to receive the offer, 843-619-7FUN(7386)

GameTruck’s Original Mobile Video Game Theater™ features five flat screen TVs (yes, five!), dozens of video games, the latest consoles, climate control, two vendor doors. This video-game paradise on wheels is staffed by experienced GameCoaches. Talk about posh & fun. Just what your little gamers would love.

Kids' birthday party video entertainment Savannah

GameTruck isn’t just for children’s birthday parties. This kind of interactive video game entertainment is perfect for block parties, corporate events, summer events/camps, fund-raisers, school functions & more. Even better: GameTruck Hilton Head is locally owned & operated.

Book Now: GameTruck brings the excitement right to your door
888-602-GAME (4263)
843-619-7FUN (7386)

Gametruck Hilton Head, (843) 619-7386, email jason.stockwell@gametruckparty.com ,www.gametruckparty.com/HiltonHead On Facebook here.

Dance Camp, Art Camp, Hip Hop, Theater Camp @ The Coastal Peforming Arts Academy, Pooler

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

 

It’s a Summer Camp Explosion @ Coastal Performing Arts Academy in Pooler.
Click here for more information
Sign up your child for Art Camp, Hip Hop and Theater Camp for all ages
Pooler Studio: Mon.-Fri. 4:30pm-8pm, Sat. 9am-1pm

Go by the studio 107 Grand Central Blvd, Suite 202/203, The Shops at Godley Station Pooler, 31322 between 9am-8pm to register or call 912-656-1744 or 912-988-1521.

 

Art Camp at Coastal Performing Arts Academy in Pooler

Art Camp
July 7-11
Ages 3-5 – 9:30- 10:15 Cost : $60
Ages 6-11 – 10:30 – 12:30 Cost: $125
Cost includes all materials. Details here. 

 

Hip Hop Summer Dance Camp Pooler

Hip Hop Camp
July 14-18
Ages 4-5 – 9:30-10:30 Cost: $75
Ages 6-7 – 10:30-11:30 Cost: $75. Details here. 

Broadway Bound Summer Camp Pooler

Broadway Bound Camp
July 21-25 from 9am-12
Art, Dance and Theater with a show on Friday. Students will learn lines, dance steps and create all the scenery and costumes. Details here. 

Register: Go by The Coastal Performing Arts Academy studio 107 Grand Central Blvd, Suite 202/203, The Shops at Godley Station Pooler, 31322 between 9am-8pm to register or call 912-656-1744 or 912-988-1521.

Pooler Registration:

June 27 9am-2pm
July 11 4pm-8pm
July 18 4pm-8pm
Every Tuesday & Thursday in July from 4pm-8pm

Springfield Registration:
August 2nd 10am-2pm

Coastal Performing Arts Academy, 107 Grand Central Blvd, Suite 202/203, The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler, 31322 tel: (912) 988-1521 email coastalperformingartsacademy@yahoo.com, www.coastalperformingartsacademy.com/ Coastal Performing Arts Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 3 PM, 6/28, Savannah

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Willy Wonka Savannah WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
SATURDAY JUNE 28 AT 3 PM
PRESENTED BY LUCAS THEATRE
DON’T MISS HAPPY HALF HOUR BEFORE EACH OF THE SUMMER MOVIES. FROM 2-2:30 ENJOY HALF PRICE BEER AND POPCORN SPECIALS.

An eccentric and reclusive candy maker Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) who has been hiding inside of his candy factory for years, announces a worldwide contest. Golden tickets have been distributed inside of five of his candy bar wrappers, and the children who find these tickets win a tour of the mysterious factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate. Poor, local boy Charlie has almost lost hope of being one of the lucky winners until he finds some spare change and uses it to buy one last chocolate bar. To his surprise he finds the fifth and final ticket. Once he and the other four motley children are inside the factory, the tour becomes a test of their loyalty and morality.
Written by Roald Dahl, and directed by Mel Stuart.
Rated G. 100 mins.
Tickets are $8 general admission or $5 student/senior/military/child. Also eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass. Available online here or by calling 912-525-5050.

Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St Savannah, 31401 tel. (912) 525-5040, email lucas@lucastheatre.com, www.lucastheatre.com

FREE kids’ boxcar races, June 20, Oglethorpe Speedway, Pooler

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Kids Boxcar races PoolerKids can watch stock car racing for free then participate in a kids’ box car races at intermission Fri. June 20 at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler.

The box car races were rained out earlier this month and are now rescheduled for Fri. June 20, weather permitting.

Grandstand Gate opens at 6pm. Stock car racing start at 8pm. The Kid’s Box Car Races at intermission around 9 PM. More info here.

Kids are admitted free with a Box Car.

Oglethorpe Speedway Park, 200 Jesup Rd. Pooler, Georgia 31322, (912) 964-8200, email ospracing@yahoo.com, http://www.ospracing.net

FREE Pinckney Is. National Wildlife Refuge near Savannah spotlighted in Parents Magazine

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge near Savannah Hilton HeadCongratulations Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge nearby in South Carolina which was spotlighted in the July 2014 issue of Parents Magazine, available now.

The article ’50 Free Attractions Across America’ found a fabulous free attraction in every state that won’t cost you a dime any day of the year. In South Carolina, the destination featured is nearby Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, and in Georgia, the destination is BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Ga.

Pinckney is a great daytrip from Savannah, located 1/2 miles west of Hilton Head Island off of U.S. Highway 278. Details here. Bikes are welcome. Pinckney is perfect spot to see white ibis, herons, and egrets, maybe some alligators and deer. Bathrooms and picnic spots available. Free parking.

Parents Magazine, we couldn’t agree more. Pinckney Is. is an amazing free family-friendly attraction. Check out the Land of the Free feature on page 44 in the July issue.

There are 10 miles (16.1 km) of hiking trails on the refuge and nine recommended hikes:
Ibis Pond – 1.2 miles (1.9 km), round trip; one and a half hours walking at a leisurely pace
Shell Point – 4.6 miles (7.4 km), round trip; four hours and 15 minutes
Wood Stork Pond – 2.7 miles (4.3 km), round trip; two and a half hours
Osprey Pond – 3.0 miles (4.8 km), round trip; three hours
Nini Chapin Pond – 3.6 miles (5.8 km), round trip; three and a half hours
Bull Point – 5.0 miles (8.0 km), round trip; five hours
Dick Point – 7.4 miles (11.9 km), round trip; six and a half hours
Clubhouse Pond – 6.2 miles (10.0 km), round trip; five and a half hours
White Point – 7.8 miles (12.6 km), round trip; seven hours

Cruises with Characters from Shrek & Madagascar

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Disney cruise specials Savannah Where can you have breakfast with your favorite characters from Shrek and Madagascar? Watch an exciting ice show with the characters from How to Train Your Dragon? Or maybe just catch a parade with Po from Kung Fu Panda? It’s the DreamWorks Experience onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Now you can have fun at sea with your favorite characters from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and other DreamWorks pals. There are special character breakfasts, exciting entertainment (including an ice skating show and special aqua show), parades, character photo ops, special 3D movies, and more!

The DreamWorks Experience is only available on select Royal Caribbean ships including the two newest Oasis class ships (Allure & Oasis) and the Freedom of the Seas, which conveniently sails from Port Canaveral.

Sail a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise this summer onboard the Freedom of the Seas for as low as $749 per person! Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel for the latest deals or a no-obligation quote.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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Free yoga @ grand opening of Savannah Yoga Center’s Pooler location

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Free yoga at Savannah Yoga Center Pooler locationSavannah Yoga Center’s POOLER location is having it’s GRAND OPENING July 5-6.

Free yoga, open house, and live music. For more information, email info@savannahyoga.com or call 912-988-1320.

Savannah Yoga Center, 111 Canal St. #101, Pooler, GA. Ph: 912-988-1320 www.savannahyoga.com Savannah Yoga Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Summer Bridge Activities available at Barnett’s Educational Supplies, Savannah

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Barnett Educational Supplies Savannah

Keep those brains stimulated during summer break with the help of Summer Bridge Activities at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

Store Hours:
M-F 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun Closed during April, May and June

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, emailbarneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Drop-off summer art program for one day or a few days @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Scribble art classes summer Savannah

Need a few free days without kids this summer but not a full summer camp?

Scribble Art Studio (with locations in Savannah & Pooler) offers a flexible drop-off program. Your little artist can come for part of the week or even just a day. Scribble offers a different theme each week. Mon-Fri. 10 AM-1 PM.

Scribble also offers rainy day workshops for all ages.

To learn more about those programs or Scribble’s art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or emailinfo@thescribbleartstudio.com . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Attention parents of children 0-7: Kindermusik Play Date, 6/23, Savannah

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Kindermusik mommy and me music classes for toddlers infants Savannah

It’s not too late to sign up for next week’s June Kindermusik play date! Open to children ages 0-7. Theme is “Music and Motion at the Ocean!”

Class meets Monday June 23, at 11:10am. All participants get an instrument, a download card for 10 Kindermusik songs, and a BONUS gift at the end of class! Sibling discounts offered.

Sign up at www.88keysga.com (click on the Kindermusik tab) 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

Best Family/Kid Friendly Beaches (other than Tybee Island) near Savannah

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Neptune Park Fun Zone Saint Simons Island A reader asks “What is the top rated children/family friendly beach around besides Tybee Island?”

That got us thinking. Here are our picks:

Sea Pines Beach Resort, Hilton Head Is., S.C. Convenient access to the Surf Shop, restrooms, shower facilities & Surfside Market featuring to-go sandwiches, salads, snacks &  cold beverages. Details here.
87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928. Details here. (While on HHI, be sure to check out Sandbox Children’s Museum (especially if it rains), the free petting farm at Lawton Stables, climb the Harbour Town Lighthouse or stay after dinner for a FREE kid-celebrated Gregg Russell concert at Harbour Town. ($6 Sea Pines Resort gate fee per auto) Details on Gregg Russell concerts here.

Neptune Park Fun Zone, St. Simons Island, Ga. Offers an 18 hole miniature golf course, an interactive Kiddie Pool, a zero entry swimming pool and playground right on the beach. Details here. 550 Beachview Dr. Saint Simons Island, Ga. 31522. Details here.

Hunting Island State Park, S.C. Five miles of pristine South Carolina beaches, thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet are all part of the park’s natural allure.
The historic lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park is the only publicly accessible lighthouse in South Carolina. For an admission of $2, visitors can climb the 167 steps & walk around the observation deck for a lofty view of the barrier island and surrounding seascape. CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 44″ TALL TO CLIMB THE LIGHTHOUSE. Details here.

FREE outdoor family movies during Summer 2014, Tybee Island

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Movies in the Park Outdoor Tybee Summer Movies

FREE Family Movies in the Park this Summer 2014 in Memorial Park on Tybee Island.

Come out for a free family movie in the park and enjoy an evening of summer breezes @ Memorial Park, located off Butler Ave. between the Tybee library at 405 Butler Ave. and Tybee YMCA Gym at 202 Fifth St. If it rains, movies will be shown inside the gym.

June 21 

Frozen will be shown on the side of the gym beginning at dark on Saturday, June 21. Please bring your chair and / or blanket.

July 19

Dolphin Tale will be shown on the side of the gym beginning at dark on Saturday, July 19. Please bring your chair and / or blanket.

Aug. 16

Despicable Me 2 will be shown on the side of the gym beginning at dark on Saturday, Aug. 16. Please bring your chair and / or blanket.

Presented by Tybee Island Main Street.

FREE & open to the public.

Summer Sale from Savannah Photographer Ashley Gaddy

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Savannah photographers Check out this Summer Photography portrait sale from Savannah photographer and artist Ashley Gaddy

Ashley is currently booking a limited number of family photo sessions at a hugely reduced rate.

Through the end of June 2014,  she will be selling 1 hour sessions for $150 (regularly $250.) Each session includes a CD of edited photos from the shoot. Payment must be received by June 30th, but sessions can be scheduled any time – perfect for summer beach photos, back to school photos of the kids, or next year’s Christmas cards.

Ashley  will only book 10 sessions at this price. For more information please email Ashley at ashleygaddy@comcast.net. See examples of Ashley’s amazing family and children portraits by clicking here.

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

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Free Hilton Head Island kids events FREE summer outdoor children’s concerts by kids’ musician Gregg Russell, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
Sunday through Friday evenings during summer (weather permitting).

A classic on Hilton Head Is. for almost four decades, Gregg Russell Concerts under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town happen every night during summer (weather permitting) except Saturdays, 8-9:30 p.m. During Summer 2014, Gregg Russell will perform June 1-August 22 (every night except Saturdays) & August 28-31.

This beloved 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.

The concerts are FREE. There’s a $6 per auto fee to enter the gates to Sea Pines Resort. The concerts are open to the public.

Call ahead to confirm: (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com