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Splash Fest 2014 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, July 26

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Splash Festival at Savannah Children's Museum

You’re invited to Splash Fest 2014 at Savannah Children’s Museum , Saturday, July 26 2014, 9 AM-2 PM.

Join Savannah Children’s Museum for fun water-based programs & activities.

Last year this was Savannah Children’s Museum most highly attended special weekend.  This year they’re going all out again with fun ways to keep cool and beat the heat – art activities, science activities, and, of course, WATER activities.

All activities are included with membership or daily admission.

Water Wonders all day!
10:30 Story Time
11:30 Creative Crafts
12:30 Super Science
1:30 Story Time

Bathing suits may be worn under clothing. You many want to bring a change of clothing and a towel for your child. Since shoes are required, it’s highly recommend that kids don water-safe shoes to protect their feet.

Admission is $7.50 per person ages
1 and older and free for members. Summer Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 2 PM.

Savannah Children’s Museum is at 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401.

Tomato food fight @ Tomato Festival 2014 in Port Royal, near Beaufort, SC

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Tomato Festival Beaufort 1st Annual Beaufort Tomato Festival on Cane Island in Port Royal, S.C. near Beaufort.
July 12 10 AM- 7 PM

The 1st annual Tomato Festival – featuring over 10,000 lbs of LOCAL tomatoes – is this Sat. July 12. The day will kick-off with a tomato obstacle run. After crossing the finish line, runners will enter into an all-out tomato food fight. Eye protection required.

Highlights include a hose off station for food-fight participants, kids activities, live music, food and fun.

The event schedule:
8:00 a.m.- Registration/runners sign in
10:00 a.m.- Kids Fun Run- ½ mile
10:30 a.m.- Tomato Bash Obstacle Run 5K-Timed
11:00 a.m.- Tomato Bash Obstacle Run 5K
12:00 p.m.- Tomato Fight
Kids Zone- Will be open from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the Tomato Festival benefit local YMCA’s Annual Scholarship Campaign giving kids a chance by offering discounted programs and memberships to families and children in need.

Order your tickets today by clicking here. 

Join July summer fun with Kindermusik parent & me classes, Savannah

Monday, July 7th, 2014

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It’s not too late to join in for July summer fun with Kindermusik in Savannah!

Enrollment is ongoing and you can join in at anytime. Babies ages 0’s and 1’s meet at 9:30am on Mondays for “Nighty Night”. Toddlers ages 2’s and 3’s meet at 10:20am on Mondays for “Beach Days”. Call 912.988.KEYS (5397) to schedule a free trial class.

Also, join Kindermusik for their July play date: “BUGS, BUGS, BUGS in my backyard!” Play dates are open to ages 0-7. Sibling discounts available. July’s class will meet Monday, July 21 at 11:10am.

To enroll online, visit and click on the Kindermusik link. Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.”

Kindermusik Savannah, email, 912.988.KEYS (5397), then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a advertiser

Celebrate Oatland Is. Wildlife Center’s 40th Birthday w/ admission discount, kids’ activities

Monday, July 7th, 2014

40th logoAug. 31 2014 is Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s Birthday!

Bring the family to celebrate Oatland’s 40th Birthday, 10 AM-4 PM Aug. 31.

Admission will be 40% off.

There will be animal encounters, animal enrichment talks, birds of prey programs, birthday cake and more!

Call 912-395-1516 or click here for more information.

For more summer programs happening @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, click here. 

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, 31410 tel: (912) 395-1212

Coach Val’s Tumblegym’s now registering for Fall 2014 kids’ classes, Wilmington Is.

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Kids' tumble gyms in Savannah Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is now registering for Fall 2014 classes beginning August 4th. Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on site to receive $10 off registration fee.

Classes available:

Wiggle Worms: 30min classes ages walking – 2yrs This “Parent and Me class” is designed to incorporate the earliest aspects of physical fitness, enhance fine and gross motor skills, body awareness, and muscle coordination while promoting physical, mental and social development. Music, basic gymnastics movements, and games create a fun and healthy atmosphere for you and your child.

Grasshoppers: 45 min classes ages 2-3yrs This toddler class is open to children who enjoy having parents close by and are ready to learn to follow instructions from another adult. We ask parent/guardian to assist until their child is ready to participate on their own. This class continues to enhance your child’s fine and gross motor skills, social skills, strength and coordination through the activities and obstacle courses that emphasize eye-hand coordination, climbing, hanging, jumping, running, and rolling in a fun and safe environment.

Bumble Bees : 60 min classes ages 3-4yrs This class continues to enhance and challenge your child’s physical, social and cognitive development. Basic tumbling and gymnastics skills, ball handling skills and preschool concepts are taught. Group activities, teamwork, and fun theme-based curriculum keep your child engaged and excited to participate.

Fire flies: 60 min/week ages 4-6yrs This class is designed for children in Pre-K through Kindergarten. Concepts and themes are designed to introduce and reinforce age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, and ball handling are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork.

Dragon Flies: 60 min/week ages 6-8yrs This class is designed for children in First and Second grade. Concepts and themes are designed to challenge children using age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, ball handling, and physical fitness skills are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork. .

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

FAMILY INCLUSION CLASS: (For child with special concerns and siblings ages 5-10yrs)

Guardian assists child to ensure safety during class and proper performance of activities. Great way to work skills emphasized in physical and occupational therapy in a group setting while having lots of fun. Doctor permission to participate required.

FREE TRIAL CLASSES available. Unsure your child will participate? Want to see Coach Val in action before you commit to class time? Fill out our free trial form here and try out a class at no cost.


SouthernMamas discount: Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on site to receive $10 off registration fee.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003,, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a advertiser.

FREE The Magic Man Shows for ages 3 & older

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Free summer kids shows Savannah FREE library kids’ performances

Live Oak Public Libraries summer reading program includes oodles of free programs at various branches throughout Summer 2014.

Programs include free Science Experiments; 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 here. 

The Magic Man (a.k.a. Bill Packard) provides a fun and memorable show featuring his award winning magic routines, music, comedy and audience participation. Ages 3 and older.
Bull Street Library, 652- 3600
Monday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.
Carnegie Library, 231-9921
Monday, July 14, 1:30 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Monday, July 14, 4 p.m.
Islands Library, 897-6233
Tuesday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.
Tybee Library, 786-7733
Tuesday, July 15, 2:30 p.m.
Springfield Library, 754-3003
Wednesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, July 16, 1:30 p.m.
West Broad Library, 232-6395
Wednesday, July 16, 4:30 p.m.
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Thursday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Thursday, July 17, 1:30 p.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Thursday, July 17, 4:30 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Friday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.
Midway-Riceboro Library, 884-5742
Friday, July 18, 2:30 p.m.

FREE family stargazing night @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Aug. 30 ), Savannah

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Don’t miss the FREE late summer family stargazing event @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) in Savannah: Gazing in the Garden!

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association invite you to a night of stargazing in the Garden Saturday Aug. 30 8-10 PM. High-powered telescopes will be set up for observation, but you are welcome to bring your own. Free & open to the public.

Before the star-gazing, you’re also invited to a free showing of a classic science-fiction film “The Day of the Triffids” starting at 7:30 in the Annex educational building. Be prepared for less-than-ideal acting and effects in the movie, but know telescope views of the rising moon and stars await you on the Great Lawn.

Once the sun sets, join the group on the Great Lawn to gaze upward with the help of telescopes set up by the Association.  Feel free to bring food, lawn chairs. Alcoholic beverages, pets and tobacco products are prohibited

Free and open to the public. This is a great family event! More details here.

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information,, On Facebook here

(Note: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” are hosted on the second Friday of each month by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah to offer new science programs for homeschool families

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

homeschool nature programs Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Savannah Attention homeschool families in the Greater Savannah area

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) is happy to announce the addition of four new educational programs to their popular Roots & Shoots Environmental Education curriculum.

These wonderful new programs include lessons on the water cycle, pollinators, nature poetry and Odonatas (dragonflies!). Please click here for more information

These educational programs are based on Georgia state standards for science grades K-6. Some programs start in September and all programs fill up quickly.

Registration begins next week on Monday, July 7th. C ost is $5 to $8 per child per program. More information here. 

Savannah pediatricians: Dr. Kasey Berman’s pediatric office – Be Pediatrics – is now open & accepting new patients

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Savannah pediatriciansDr. Kasey Berman’s new Savannah pediatric office, Be Pediatrics, is open and Dr. Berman is accepting new patients!

Dr. Berman is a local Savannahian who has been practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine in Savannah for the last 10 years. She is excited to bring a fresh perspective to child medical care to the Savannah community with advanced medical technology to keep her families connected to their pediatrician.

Dr. Berman believes in proactive and integrative medicine, evaluating all facets of a child’s life that may affect their health. At Be Pediatrics, we don’t just treat your child’s symptoms, we aim to eliminate the underlying cause.

Dr. Berman is a cum laude with honors graduate of the University of Georgia and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her pediatric residency at Memorial Health, where she spent several years as an academic attending teaching residents and medical students before entering a career in private practice medicine. Dr. Berman enjoys spending her down time with her husband and two children, relaxing outdoors in our beautiful city and volunteering for various local charitable organizations.

Stay connected to Be Pediatrics by liking the practice on Facebook here or follow on Twitter @drkaseyberman

Be Pediatrics, 400 Mall Blvd, Suite 410B Savannah, 31406, 912.472.0314, email  Be Pediatrics is a advertiser.

Fourth of July 2014 Events in Savannah & Hilton Head Is. (4th of July Fireworks in Savannah)

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014


JULY 3: July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks: Tybee Is.’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. The show starts around dark (around 9:15 p.m.). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. Details here. 

JUlY 3 Savannah Sand Gnats: Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks @ Historic Grayson Stadium 1401 E Victory Drive tel: 912-351-9150. Come celebrate the Third of July at Historic Grayson Stadium with a spectacular fireworks dislay! The Sand Gnats take on Charleston @ 7:05 PM.

JULY 4: Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah: Celebrate with special Century of Sentries programs July 4-6 where kids can experience the lives of the soldiers stationed @ Old Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812 & the Civil War. On July 4, you & your family can enjoy special programming & demonstrations at a Revolutionary Battlefield; Savannah History Museum & Ga. State Railroad Museum. Details here. 

JULY 4: Savannah’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza on River Street hosted by the Riverfront Association . Music, food, live shows, contests, and more. Bring a blanket and some snacks, fireworks beginning around 9:15 p.m. Details here.

JULY 4 FREE Kids Games: Water games and yard games to celebrate July 4th @ 1 PM. Details here.

JULY 4: Independence Day Friends & Family Stroller Strong Moms Class, Forsyth Park to Ellis Square, Savannah. Details here.

JULY: Leopold’s I Pledge for Ice Cream Project throughout July 2014.
From 4-7 PM on Mondays during July , children 12 and younger who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory will be rewarded with a free child’s scoop of ice cream at Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401. Details here. 


July 4: July 4th Firecracker 5K & Health Walk + Firecracker Children’s Fun Run, Hilton Head Is. Details here. 

July 4: Red, White & Blue Kids’ Bike Parade in Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Is.
8:30 AM to register, parade starts at 9:30 AM July 4
Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog, or kids for a fun parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30am to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade lineup begins promptly at 9:30am, and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies available to the first 100 registered families. Following the parade, join us for carnival games, activities and more. Please call The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department for additional information at 843.842.1979. Details here. 

July 4: “Pop Goes the Sandbox” family fun event @ The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
10 AM- 5 PM Fri July 4
Fun games and activities including Bounce House, decorate (and eat!) cookies, fun arts & crafts,
Details here. 
18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. For more info, call 843.842.7645

July 4: Gregg Russell Concerts, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a classic at The Sea Pines Resort. You’ll find him under the famed Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, entertaining adults and children, alike, and his concerts are not to be missed. FREE. More info here.

Three different fireworks displays on Hilton Head Island on Friday July 4:

Harbour Town Harbour Town will celebrate the fourth with a variety of festivities.  Children’s activities, live music, food and beverage will be available as well as the fireworks display.  The fireworks will begin about 9:15 (dusk) from a barge in Calibogue Sound.  There is a $5.00 gate fee to enter the resort (unless you are a resident or guest staying on the resort) and a free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort.  No coolers, please.  For additional information about the Harbour Town event, contact the Sea Pines Resort by phone (843-785-3333) or visit their website,

Shelter Cove Harbour Shelter Cove Harbour offers a HarbourFest celebration featuring special patriotic selections performed by Shannon Tanner at 6:30 and 8:00 pm.  The fireworks display will begin right after dusk. Because this is a popular event, parking is limited at Shelter Cove. There will be two additional parking lots nearby where traffic will be directed. A shuttle will then run from back and forth from the parking lots to Shelter Cove all evening. Fireworks begin at dusk, weather permitting. For more information about the Shelter Cove Harbour event, call toll-free 800-827-3006 or visit

Skull Creek Starting at 9:30 pm, the fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway/Skull Creek.  Join Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Chart House or the Skull Creek Boathouse for live, outside entertainment beginning at 6:00 pm.  Of course, food and beverage will be available at all three locations.  No coolers, please.

Please remember that town ordinances prohibit the launch or discharge of fireworks within town limits and specifically from the beach.



Independence Day Friends & Family Stroller Strong Moms Class, Savannah

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah Independence Day Friends and Family Stoller Strong Moms in Savannah Class

Come SLAM (Sweat Like a Mother) with Stoller Strong Moms in Savannah 9:30 AM this Friday, July 4th for a friends and family Independence Day class that will start at Forsyth Park and end at Ellis Square.

This special holiday class will be taught by all of the Stroller Strong Moms instructors. Bring your friends and family at no extra cost and a picnic lunch. Don’t forget swim suits for the splash pad!

Pre-enroll for your first free class by clicking here.

For more information, email

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email , Stroller Strong Moms is a advertiser

Once Upon A Child Savannah looking to buy Fall & Winter items, toys, furniture

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Once Upon A Child Savannah Once Upon A Child Savannah has moved.

Their new address is: 1100 Eisenhower Drive Savannah GA 31406. (intersection of Waters Ave & Eisenhower Drive – next to Eisenhower Cinema)

Stop in today for fabulous savings and enormous selection like never before!

The store also has a new website layout, perfect for those of you interested in selling your children’s gently used items to Once Upon A Child.

Once Upon A Child Savannah is currently looking to buy Fall & Winter items, school uniforms, shoes, jackets, etc. as well as equipment, toys and furniture items.

The web site has a short and very informative video with tips for selling items to Once Upon A Child. Click here. 

Once Upon A Child Savannah as regular Clearance Blowouts with great deals on select clothing, toys, baby gear and furniture & Dollar Days.  Check out their latest events & deals here. 


Buy 10 Onsies, Save $5!
All day, everyday Once Upon A Child offers 10 for $10 Onsies. Buy 10 $1.50 onises and they’ll take $5 off
Their everyday “ONSIE DEAL” just got better: All ONSIES ($1.50) are now 50% OFF!

Once Upon A Child Savannah, 1100 Eisenhower Drive Eisenhower Square, Savannah, 31406 tel: 912-351-0555,  Once Upon A Child Savannah is a advertiser