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Super Museum Sunday 2015 in Savannah: Free admission to museums & historical sites

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Super Museum Sunday 2015 Savannah Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday 2015

Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open 9am-5pm.

Multiple sites throughout Coastal Georgia

From downtown to the edge of the city, from Statesboro to Darien, over 40 cultural institutions, historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and coastal Georgia open their doors to the public for this Georgia Historical Society tradition.

Free and open to the public.

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

List of Participating Super Museum Sunday Sites

The following sites will have free admission on Sunday, February 8th, 2015, from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., unless alternate hours are listed. All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open 9am-5pm.

Andrew Low House Museum
329 Abercorn Street, Savannah
andrewlowhouse.com

Battlefield Memorial Park
303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah
chsgeorgia.org

Beach Institute African American Cultural Center
502 East Harris Street, Savannah
3:00-6:00 p.m.
visit-historic-savannah.com/beach-institute.html

Bethesda Academy’s William H. Ford, Sr. Museum & Visitors Center
9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah
bethesdaacademy.org/

Bloomingdale History Museum and Visitors Center
205 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale
bloomingdale-ga.com/Bloomingdale-History-Museum.html

Bonaventure Historical Society
330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah
Tours at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00 p.m.
bonaventurehistorical.org

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Road, Savannah
coastalgeorgiabg.org

Congregation Mickve Israel
20 East Gordon Street, Savannah
Tours from 1-4:00 p.m.
mickveisrael.org

Davenport House Museum
324 East State Street, Savannah, GA
davenporthousemuseum.org

First African Baptist Church
23 Montgomery Street, Savannah
1:30-4:00 p.m.
firstafricanbc.com

First Bryan Baptist Church
575 W. Bryan Street, Savannah
2:00-4:00 p.m.
fbbcsav.org

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation, Inc.
207 East Charlton Street, Savannah
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
flanneryoconnorhome.org

Fort King George
302 MacIntosh Road, SE, Darien
gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge

Fort Morris Historic Site
2559 Fort Morris Road, Midway
gastateparks.org/FortMorris

Fort Pulaski National Monument
US Highway 80 E,  Savannah
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

Funk Heritage Center
7300 Reinhardt Circle, Waleska, Ga
reinhardt.edu/funkheritage

Geechee Kunda
622 Ways Temple Road, Riceboro, GA
geecheekunda.com/

Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker Street, Savannah
georgiahistory.com

Georgia Salzburger Society
2980 Ebenezer Road, Rincon
georgiasalzburgers.com

Georgia Southern University Museum
Rosenwald Building, Southern Drive, GSU
2:00-5:00 pm
academics.georgiasouthern.edu/museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum
601 W. Harris Street, Savannah OPEN 9AM-5PM.
chsgeorgia.org

Girl Scout First Headquarters Museum and Program Center
330 Drayton Street, Savannah
gshg.org/Things-to-Do/Visit-First-Headquarters/Pages/default.aspx

Great Savannah Races Museum
411 Abercorn Street, Savannah
greatsavannahraces.com

Harper Fowlkes House
230 Barnard Street, Savannah
1:00-4:00 p.m.
harperfowlkeshouse.com

Historic Effingham Society Museum and Living History Site
1002 Pine Street, Springfield
historiceffinghamsociety.org

Historical Dorchester Academy
8787 Oglethorpe Highway, Midway
libertycounty.org/dorchester-academy

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, National Historic Landmark
10 E. Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah
juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org

King Tisdell Cottage
514 E. Huntingdon Street, Savannah
3:00-6:00 p.m.
visit-historic-savannah.com/king-tisdell-cottage.html

Massie Heritage Center
207 E. Gordon Street, Savannah
massieschool.com

Midway Museum
491 N. Coastal Hwy, Midway
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
themidwaymuseum.org

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler
mightyeighth.org

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
711 Sandtown Road, Savannah
oatlandisland.org

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah. Open 9 AM-5PM
chsgeorgia.org

Pin Point Heritage Museum
9924 Pin Point Avenue, Savannah
chsgeorgia.org

Richmond Hill Historical Society
11460 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill
richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Road, Savannah OPEN 9 AM-5PM
savannahchildrensmuseum.org

Savannah History Museum
303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah OPEN 9AM-5PM
chsgeorgia.org

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center
681 Fort Argyle Road, Savannah
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
parks.chathamcounty.org/Parks/Multipurpose-Trails/Old-Savannah-Ogeechee-Canal

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd., Savannah
scadmoa.org

Ships of the Sea Museum
41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah
shipsofthesea.org

Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
121 Barnard Street, Telfair Square, Savannah
telfair.org

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts
207 West York Lane, Savannah. Families can add to the fun of Super Museum Sunday by taking part in several open-ended art-making activities in the Jepson Center Eckburg Atrium.
telfair.org

Telfair’s Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn Street, Savannah
telfair.org

Thunderbolt Historical Society
2702 Mechanics Avenue, Thunderbolt
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island
tybeelighthouse.org

UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium
30 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA
marex.uga.edu/aquarium

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah
gastateparks.org/Wormsloe
FREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2015
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from February 7 & February 8
Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah  31406.
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free. 912-353-3023.

Savannah Night at the Museum 2015, Jan. 24

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Night at the Museum 2015 Savannah History MuseumCome and enjoy this annual family favorite at Savannah History Museum this January: Night at the Museum.

To begin this magical evening, guests will watch the 2006 blockbuster film, Night at the Museum, on the big screen in our historic theater.

After that, you’ll realize that the night has just begun as you watch Savannah History Museum come to life before your eyes.

For added entertainment, children will get to participate in ‘Official Night Guard Training’ and fun crafts.

Savannah Night at the Museum will be on January 24, 2015 beginning at 6:00pm and last until about 10:00pm at Savannah History Museum.

Check-in will begin at 6:00pm, and the movie will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

DUE TO VERY LIMITED SPACE, PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.

Click here to register now!

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Savannah homeschool programs/groups: Classical Conversations Open Houses & Info Meetings

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Homeschool programs groups in Savannah Pooler Classical ConversationsClassical Conversations  supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. Classical Conversations participants believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.

Classical Conversations  participants believe that every child is uniquely and wonderfully made and that parents can be the best teachers for their children. Through their Foundations (K4- 6th grade), Essentials (4th-6th grade), and Challenge (7th-12th grade) programs, Classical Conversations  supports parents and students along the journey of homeschooling.

Classical Conversations  would love to have you join them!

You’re invited to an information meeting about Classical Conversations and then an open house. There are various meeting times and locations all over the Coastal Georgia area.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele Stuchell at MStuchell@ClassicalConversations.com. For more information about CC, please visit www.ClassicalConversations.com.

Classical Conversations Information Meetings:

January 3, 10a-12p at Chick-Fil-A in Pooler; RSVP to Angela Theiss at angela722@hotmail.com

January 8, 7-9p Panera in Hinesville; RSVP to Rachel Jones at jonesfam1991@yahoo.com

January 9, 7-9p at Daisy’s in Springfield; RSVP to Sarah Eno at abisarahgail@yahoo.com

January 15, Hinesville; RSVP to Amanda Nielsen at amanda.lakewoodcc@gmail.com

January 15, Dunkin Donuts on Rt. 17, Savannah, 3-5p; RSVP to Michele Stuchell at MStuchell@ClassicalConversations.com

January 16, 4:30 to 6:30 at the Subway in Springfield (1441 Georgia 21, Springfield, GA 31329); RSVP to Jean Hayes at jmschoe25@gmail.com

Januray 19, Bookafe in Pooler, 2-4p; RSVP to Angela Theiss at angela722@hotmail.com

January 19, Ephesus Church in Rincon, 6:30-8:30p, RSVP to Toni Carroll at tc0223@outlook.com

Classical Conversations Open Houses

January 13, Pooler
Foundations and Essentials, RSVP to Angela Theiss at angela722@hotmail.com

January 19, Hinesville
Foundations and Essentials, RSVP to Amanda Nielsen at amanda.lakewoodcc@gmail.com
Challenge II, RSVP to Rachel Jones at jonesfam1991@yahoo.com

January 20, Richmond Hill
Foundations and Essentials, RSVP to Tonya Robinson at tonya@richmondhillcc.com

January 22, Rincon
Foundations, Essentials and Challenge A, B, I & III RSVP to RSVP to Toni Carroll at tc0223@outlook.com

January 27, Berwick
Foundations, Essentials, Challenge A, B, I, II, RSVP to Michele Stuchell at MStuchell@ClassicalConversations.com

Classical Conversations, www.ClassicalConversations.com, On Twitter here.  On Facebook here. Email

One week of free childcare @ Childcare Network in Savannah, Wilmington Is.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Childcare Network Savannah Wilmington Is.

Childcare Network – known as the “Working Parent’s Best Friend” – offers nurturing, quality care for an affordable price.

Childcare Network provides care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years and includes USDA Approved meals & snacks.

Each of their programs follows a structured curriculum and all of our friendly staff are state-qualified. You can rest assured your children are safe, having fun and learning everyday while in Childcare Network’s care.

Childcare Network also offers a “Before & After School” program for school-age children, with transportation provided to and from local elementary schools.

To see a full list of Childcare Network locations in the Savannah area, please click here.

Childcare Network, 7360 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah 31406, 912-662-0421 http://www.childcarenetwork.com/metro/Savannah On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah’s FREE Georgia Day Parade, Feb. 18

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Georgia Day Parade 2015 Savannah Georgia History Festival’s FREE Georgia Day Parade

10:30 AM February 18th, 2015

As part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony of February 12, 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe, a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the colony’s founding, we invite you to join us as students, musicians, local dignitaries, and costumed historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event. The 2015 Georgia Day Parade will be held on February 18th. Free and open to the public.

Browse the links below for additional information including teacher participation forms and photos and videos from last year’s parade.

Please note, the rain date for the parade is February 20.

Details here.

Mommy & Me Savannah events: Kindermusik classes for children

Monday, December 29th, 2014

kindermusik mommy and me children activities Savannah

Begin the new year with quality music classes together with your young child.

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano in Savannah offers Kindermusik for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

January classes begin 1/5/14 and are available for ages newborn to seven.

To visit a free trial class, call 88 KEYS PIANO at 912.988.KEYS (5397) or email music@88keysga.com. Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Call to make an appointment to visit a free trial today: 912.988.KEYS (5397).
To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com & click on the Kindermusik link or call 912.988.KEYS (5397).

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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

FOR MORE PARENT & ME ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & HILTON HEAD IS. , CLICK HERE. 

Simplify your Friday: Enjoy a $21 fresh, pick-up meal for 4 from SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit, Savannah

Monday, December 29th, 2014

FOHTY  meal pick up Savannah

Enjoy fresh food that is flavorful and cooked to perfection from SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit in Savannah with dinner for four for the low price of only $21.

Simply email Eric Davidson at eric.davidson@cafebonappetit.com by 2 PM Thursday Jan. 1. Please put FOHTY in the subject line. Remember to include your name and the number of dinners you would like to order in your email.  Please let him know that you were referred by SouthernMamas.com.

Don’t forget to share with your friends . After five referrals, you’ll receive a FREE meal.

Meals are ready for pick up (complete with reheating instructions) on Fridays between 3-6PM at Jo’s Cafe, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Methods of payment include: credit card, cash.

Savor your meal & your no-cook Friday.

Learn more here. 

SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit,  http://scad.cafebonappetit.com/events/, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401 email eric.davidson@cafebonappetit.com. On Facebook here. SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Kids Cooking Parties, Cooking Playdates with Tummy Time Foods, Savannah

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Kids Cooking Birthday Parties Savannah Pooler

Kids Can Cook!
Tummy Time Foods in Savannah provides hands-on cooking and nutrition events for kids of all ages! Our signature Kids Cooking Parties are the tastiest way to learn and play! In addition to these deliciously amazing events, we also provide Birthday Cooking Parties, At-Home Cooking Parties, Cooking Classes, Cooking Camps and Family Nutrition Coaching.

Looking for a creative idea for your child’s birthday? Looking for a creative activity for your kids during winter break? Book your Kids Cooking Party today at www.tummytimefoods.com.

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Kids cooking classes, birthday parties Savannah

Winter Break Cooking Parties
Are you looking for creative ideas to keep your children busy during winter break? Book a private Kids’ Cooking Party! Enjoy recipes from our “Winter Wonderland” menu. Ring in the New Year with a “Healthy Foodie” menu. Choose from one of our Signature At Home Cooking Party themes or create your own! All you have to do is provide the space and we’ll take care of the rest! Contact Adrienne Edge at 912.996.7120 or click here to book your Winter Break Kids’ Cooking Party today.

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cooking baking classes Savannah Tummy Time Foods

Weekly Tiny Tots Play Dates
Tuesdays at 10-11am beginning January 13, 2015.
Join Tummy Time Foods for the most creative play date in town. Kids ages 5 and under will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two seasonal food crafts—one to eat and one to keep. The cost is only $10 per child! Play Dates take place at the Tom Triplett Park Conference Room.

Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased individually or in a 4-session bundle by clicking here.

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Cooking Baking Children's Birthday Parties Savannah

Have the tastiest Birthday Party in town
Let Tummy Time Foods cook up some fun for your little chef’s big day. Choose the theme of your choice and select two of our signature recipes and Tummy Time Foods take care of the rest. To book your child’s Birthday Party, click here.

Birthday Cooking Parties are for kids ages 6 and up. Tiny Tots Birthday Parties (kids ages 5 and under) and Food Art Parties (for 10 or more children) are now available. Ask about adding on Tummy Time Foods’ signature Birthday Fruit Cake, made completely out of fruit.

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Frozen Playdate Savannah Children's Museum Tummy Time Foods

Tiny Tots Play Date in Savannah

Friday, January 16
10-11am
Savannah Children’s Museum
Calling all kids ages 5 and under for the most creative culinary experience in town. Come experience  Tummy Time Foods’ Tiny Tots Play Date at Savannah Children’s Museum on January 16th from 10am-11am. Kids will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two delicious, seasonal food crafts– one to eat and one to keep! This month’s theme is “Frozen”! Space is limited and tickets are $10 per child. Click here to register. Contact Adrienne Edge with questions at adrienne@tummytimefoods.com. Advanced tickets are required.

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Freezer Meal Club Tummy Time Foods

 

TTF Freezer Meal Club- Coming Soon

One day, two hours, eight meals and YOU! You’ve never done Monthly Freezer Meal Clubs like this. Tummy Time Foods provide the recipes, food, disposable bakeware… everything you need to leave with 8 ready-to-cook meals for the freezer, oven or crock pot!

This group will enjoy food, fun and fellowship while preparing the meals onsite! Participants will also assist in preparing an additional set of meals to donate to families participating in the organizations, “Mommy Has Breast Cancer” and “Mommy Is In Treatment”.

The TTF Freezer Meal Club meets every first Saturday (beginning Saturday, February 7) at 10am-12:30pm at the Savannah State Farmer’s Market.

The cost is only $75.00 per person for 8 meals. For more information, contact Adrienne Edge at info@tummytimefoods.com or 912.996.7120. Advanced tickets are required and are available here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freezer-meal-club-tickets-14823965881.

Tummy Time Foods, www.tummytimefoods.com, (912) 996-7120 email info@tummytimefoods.com On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Saturday sewing sessions for ages 10 & older start Jan. 24, Savannah

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Autism Resources Savannah Utopia GA

Utopia Ga. Savannah Autism Speaks

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah invites your kids ages 10 & older to take part in a 4 Saturday sewing sessions in Savannah.

The class will meet on the following four Saturdays, 10AM-1PM:  Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 21 & April 18 2015.

Students will learn a range of sewing and textile design techniques in the context of a small group project based social group setting.

For more information or to register, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah is proudly sponsored by Autism Speaks Regional Grant,

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. provides a range of unique skill development programs and in-home support services for families of children with and without diagnoses, such as ASD, SPD, ADD, ODD, LD, PDD-NOS, and other Behavioral and Developmental Issues. Utopia, 54 Rio Road, Savannah, 31419  www.utopiaga.us,  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Tel: 912-224-0201 Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Best holiday light & home decorations in Savannah 2014

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Best home holiday lights Christmas decorations in Savannah

Driving around Savannah, Pooler & Richmond Hill looking at home holiday light displays and decorations is a favorite family tradition.

From colossal Santa snow globes to computerized Christmas lights animated with music, we have your guide to local home holiday light displays.

Kids especially love those computerized “dancing” lights display animated with music. Lights choreographed to blink, twink and fade in red, blue, green and white, in sync with a custom-mixed soundtrack of holiday tunes.

Want to add a home lights display to this list? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com

2014 displays not to be missed

*182 Mills Run Drive near Chatham Parkway 140K lights and 20K RGB lights, water fountains and snow machines. The display starts the evening of Wed. Dec. 3 but the owner will be adding the final details – Santa on the roof, snow machines, etc.- throughout this week.
Display times are: Sun-Thur 6PM-10PM; Fri-Sat 6PM-11PM

*512 Gordonston Ave. Savannah: Old-fashioned holiday yard display that on certain nights features hot chocolate for visitors and even Santa visits

*125 Sea Palm Road in Palmetto Cove subdivision off Walthour Road on Wilmington Island

*116 N. Sheftall Circle on Wilmington Island.

*6022 Betty Drive, Whitemarsh Island. Should be up by Sat. Dec 6 2014.

*102 Junco Way in Georgetown

*115 Waverly Way in Waverly @ the Highlands, Pooler. Dancing Lights. Nightly viewing, 6-10 PM. Through Dec. 31

*247 Waverly Way in Heathrow @ Sterling Lakes, Richmond Hill. Dancing Lights. Nightly viewing 6-10 PM. Through Dec. 31

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New additions

208 Cypress St. Bloomingdale,  31419: Dancing Lights!

39 Holly Springs Circle @ Lakeshore, Port Wentworth off Hwy 30

9 Yorkshire Place

1 Nina Court in Paradise Park, Savannah,  31406: light display that plays along to music. There’s also a talking Santa.

1915 Linnhurst Drive, Savannah, 31404: traditional lights display accompanied by blow ups.
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Traditional home decorations

*Several houses on Silverleaf Court (off Gilliam & Norwood avenues near La Roche Ave.), Savannah with beautiful displays of lights.

*202 Blue Marlin Drive off Jamaican Run in Seagate, Whitemarsh Island

*504 E. 52 St, Ardsley Park

Savannah Quarters subdivision in Pooler
*116 Sussex Retreat
*124 Kingfisher Circle
*5 Cobham Draw
*194 Kingfisher Circle

We have some more on our list that we’ll check out this week & add to this list. If you know of other homes that we should include, please email anne@southernmamas.com.

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Not sure yet

Below are a few of last year’s computerized animated “dancing” house light displays that we hope will be great again this year BUT WE AREN’T SURE YET IF THEY ARE UP YET. We’ll keep you updated when/if they are.

*Keystone Drive & Dyches Drive (see 2013 video above)
*109 Wynngate Rd in Wilmington Park on Wilmington Island. (nearby are usually nice displays at 3 Lancaster and 106 Okatee and 110 Santee)
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Public Holiday Lights Displays in Savannah

December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah. Details here.

Festival of Lights & Winter Carnival, Hutchinson Island, Savannah. Details here. 

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Holiday Lights worth the drive

Harbour Town Lights, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is. FREE. ($6 per vehicle Sea Pines gate fee) Through January 1. Details here

Dove Street Festival of Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Center, Hilton Head Is. 6-10PM nightly through Jan. 4. Details here. 

Lights Before (& After) Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, S.C. Details here.

Holiday Festival of Lights Charleston S.C. Details here

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights @ Atlanta Botanical Garden.  Details here.

Want to add a home lights display to this list? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA HOLIDAY FAMILY EVENTS, VISIT OUR HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE 2014 BY CLICKING HERE. 

How to celebrate New Year’s with your kids in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

New years kids childrens events savannah hilton head Dec. 31 New Year’s events

(Hilton Head Is. ) Noon Year’s Event @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum. 10AM-2 PM Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is) 4th Annual Polar Bear Swim @ Harbour Town Pool, 10 AM. Take an invigorating dip & warm up after your plunge with hot chocolate and refreshments. Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is.) Golf ball drop from top of Harbour Town Lighthouse, 7PM (for families) & again @ midnightDetails here. 

(Tybee Is.) Tybee Island New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration. Midnight. Details here.

(Hilton Head Is) New Year’s Eve Fondue @ The Melting Pot of Savannah. Details here.

Jan. 1 New Year’s Events

(Tybee Is.) Tybee Island New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge. Noon. Details here.

(Savannah, Richmond Hill) 1st Day Hikes @ various state parks. Details here  for  Skidaway Is. State Park. Details here  for Fort McAllister State Park.

(Savannah) Skatefest @ Savannnah Civic Center.  Ice-skating, skate rental. Dec. 13-Jan. 4. Details here. 

Century of Sentries: Experience the lives of Fort Jackson soldiers, Savannah Dec. 26-31

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Museums

At Old Fort Jackson in Savannah during the holidays, kids can pretend to be soldiers during the fort’s Century of Sentries program.

This exciting program Dec. 26-31 2014 focuses on the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War. Learn what life was like for soldiers stationed at OFJ during these three wars. Special children’s activities that encourage children to get involved in re-enactments.

Where

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

Fri. Dec. 26-Wed. 31 2014

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

New Year’s Resolution: Get organized with the help of a professional Savannah organizer

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Savannah professional organizational service Neater Stuff

Here’s our New Year’s Resolution – organizing the house and getting rid of the clutter.

Go on a clutter diet and get organized this New Year (and no need to give up your favorite foods) with the support of a professional organizer to maximize and sustain results.

Neater Stuff Organizational Services in Savannah can help you get it together.

Neater Stuff Organizational Services in Savannah provides quality affordable organizing services that directly support a family’s needs.

Contact owner Susan Curry Brun to inquire more; to purchase a gift certificate; or set up your free consultation today. Call 912-401-4116 or email neaterstuff1@gmail.com

A little organization goes a long way.

Discount

Mention you read about Neater Stuff Organizational Services on SouthernMamas.com & receive 10% off your total.

Neater Stuff Organizational Services, Susan Curry Brun, tel: 912-401-4116 email neaterstuff1@gmail.com On Facebook here. Neater Stuff Organizational Services is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Cooking classes, birthdays, playdates & camps with Tummy Time Foods, Savannah

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Kids Cooking Birthday Parties Savannah Pooler

Kids Can Cook!
Tummy Time Foods in Savannah provides hands-on cooking and nutrition events for kids of all ages! Our signature Kids Cooking Parties are the tastiest way to learn and play! In addition to these deliciously amazing events, we also provide Birthday Cooking Parties, At-Home Cooking Parties, Cooking Classes, Cooking Camps and Family Nutrition Coaching.

Looking for a creative idea for your child’s birthday? Looking for a creative activity for your kids during winter break? Book your Kids Cooking Party today at www.tummytimefoods.com.

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“Kids Can Cook”: Winter Kids’ Cooking Camp

Winter Kids Cooking Camp Savannah

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Kids cooking classes, birthday parties Savannah

Winter Break Cooking Parties
Are you looking for creative ideas to keep your children busy during winter break? Book a private Kids’ Cooking Party! Enjoy recipes from our “Winter Wonderland” menu. Ring in the New Year with a “Healthy Foodie” menu. Choose from one of our Signature At Home Cooking Party themes or create your own! All you have to do is provide the space and we’ll take care of the rest! Contact Adrienne Edge at 912.996.7120 or click here to book your Winter Break Kids’ Cooking Party today.

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cooking baking classes Savannah Tummy Time Foods

 

Weekly Tiny Tots Play Dates
Tuesdays at 10-11am beginning January 13, 2015.
Join Tummy Time Foods for the most creative play date in town. Kids ages 5 and under will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two seasonal food crafts—one to eat and one to keep. The cost is only $10 per child! Play Dates take place at the Tom Triplett Park Conference Room.

Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased individually or in a 4-session bundle by clicking here.

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Cooking Baking Children's Birthday Parties Savannah

Have the tastiest Birthday Party in town
Let Tummy Time Foods cook up some fun for your little chef’s big day. Choose the theme of your choice and select two of our signature recipes and Tummy Time Foods take care of the rest. To book your child’s Birthday Party, click here.

Birthday Cooking Parties are for kids ages 6 and up. Tiny Tots Birthday Parties (kids ages 5 and under) and Food Art Parties (for 10 or more children) are now available. Ask about adding on Tummy Time Foods’ signature Birthday Fruit Cake, made completely out of fruit.

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Frozen Playdate Savannah Children's Museum Tummy Time Foods

Tiny Tots Play Date in Savannah

Friday, January 16
10-11am
Savannah Children’s Museum
Calling all kids ages 5 and under for the most creative culinary experience in town. Come experience  Tummy Time Foods’ Tiny Tots Play Date at Savannah Children’s Museum on January 16th from 10am-11am. Kids will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two delicious, seasonal food crafts– one to eat and one to keep! This month’s theme is “Frozen”! Space is limited and tickets are $10 per child. Click here to register. Contact Adrienne Edge with questions at adrienne@tummytimefoods.com. Advanced tickets are required.

Tummy Time Foods, www.tummytimefoods.com, (912) 996-7120 email info@tummytimefoods.com On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Holidays 2014: Savannah Children’s Museum Holiday Openings

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Savannah Children's Museum Holiday Openings 2014

When schools are on winter break, Savannah Children’s Museum will have special holiday hours,  weather permitting.

UPDATE: CLOSING INFORMATION: Savannah Children’s Museum will not open Monday December 22nd, due to inclement weather.

Come on out to learn and play with Savannah Children’s Museum. All programming subject to change.

(Regular school year hours are Wednesdays-Sundays)

Mon. Dec. 22 (Special Holiday Opening)
Open 10-4
11AM Family Fitness
1PM Super Science
2PM Awesome Art

Tues Dec. 23 (Special Holiday Opening)
Open 10AM-4PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1PM: Hooray for History!
2PM: Family Fitness

Closed Dec. 24 & 25

Fri Dec. 26
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Hooray for History

Sat. Dec. 27
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Family Fitness
1 PM: Super Science
2 PM: Awesome Art

Sun. Dec. 28
Open 11 AM-4 PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1 PM: Hooray for History
2 PM: Family Fitness

Mon. Dec. 29 (Special Holiday Opening)
Open 10AM-4PM
11AM: Family Fitness
1PM: Super Science
2PM Awesome Art

Tues. Dec. 30 (Special Holiday Opening)
Open 10AM-4PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1PM: Hooray for History!
2PM: Family Fitness

Wed. Dec. 31
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Awesome Art

Closed Thurs. Jan. 1

Fri Jan. 2
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Hooray for History

Sat. Jan. 3
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Family Fitness
1 PM: Super Science
2 PM: Awesome Art

Sun. Jan. 4
Open 11 AM-4 PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1 PM: Hooray for History
2 PM: Family Fitness

Mon. Jan. 5 (Special Holiday Opening)
Open 10AM-4PM
11AM: Family Fitness
1PM: Super Science
2PM Awesome Art

Program descriptions

Hooray for History: programming has been specifically designed to introduce basic historical information to young children in an age appropriate and FUN way. Generally appropriate for ages 3-8.
Family Fitness: brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning.
Creative Crafts : a fun program designed to allow children to create something special to take home using their imaginations and creativity. This program is generally appropriate for ages 3-12.
Story Time: (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)
Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Family Day & Kids’ Workshops @ PULSE Art +Technology Festival, Savannah

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Pulse Art Technology Festival Savannah PULSE Art + Technology Festival – January 21-25 2015 @ Telfair Museums in Savannah – celebrates inventive, interactive technology-based art

The annual festival invites visitors of all ages to see and learn for themselves how pioneering artists use progressive technology to create transformative electronic art. Open to the public. All PULSE events at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts are free of charge.

Pre-PULSE workshops run from January 16-18 and feature “how to’s” on making an electronic music toy and 3D Printing, along with a demonstration on interactive projection with guests offered the opportunity to try it themselves.

Workshops for youths and adults will provide introduction to technologies from the Oculus Rift virtual reality system to 3D printing, drones, and electronic music.

Guests of all ages can participate in a Free Family Day on Saturday, January 24 from 1-4 pm. Free Family Day will highlight “do-it-yourself” technology projects from the Savannah area.

PULSE offers offsite workshops and programs by local partners including Armstrong Atlantic State University. Workshop participants are able to take advantage of university-grade lab facilities that will enhance their PULSE experience.

Most PULSE programs are free thanks to the City of Savannah and Hargray Communications.

PULSE Schedule:

Please note schedule is subject to change.
Visit www.telfair.org for most up-to-date schedule.

PULSE Opening Lecture by Video Sculptor Katja Loher and Reception
Wednesday, January 21, 6 pm / Jepson Center
DJ and cash bar following lecture

Artist Panel for Students, featuring Katja Loher and Purring Tiger (Aaron Sherwood and Kiori Kawai)
Thursday, January 22, 11 am / Jepson Center

Lecture and Dance Performance by Purring Tiger (Aaron Sherwood and Kiori Kawai)
Thursday, January 22, 6 pm / Jepson Center

Performance by the Medeology Collective
Thursday, January 22, 7 pm / Jepson Center

Artist Panel for Students Featuring PULSE Artists
Friday, January 23, 11 am / Jepson Center

Performance by Miwa Matreyek and Outdoor Projections by Switzon Wigfall III
Friday, January 23, 6pm / Telfair Academy
Ticketed event: $5 general admission

PULSE Offsite Event: Technology Projects
Friday, January 23, 7:30 pm / Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull Street

Children’s Workshop: Artbots! by the Hatch
Saturday, January 24, 10 am – 12 pm / Location TBA
Pre-registration required, please call 912.790.8823 or visit Telfair.org/pulse/classes

PULSE Free Family Day
Saturday, January 24, 1-4 pm / Jepson Center
Admission is free, thanks to project funding from the City of Savannah and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Miwa Matreyek Matinee Performance, 3 pm / Telfair Academy
Come to the largest event of the festival for an all-ages celebration of cool tech projects by local and national artists and makers! Children can make small robots and enjoy activities in the museum studios. Local artists, including young makers from Savannah’s STEM Academy, will demonstrate projects. STEM Academy instructor Amanda Fox will lead a “Green Screen Improv” activity for young people. At 3 pm, everyone can go next door to the Telfair Academy for a special matinee performance by Miwa Matreyek that blends live action and animation.

GIF Film Festival – presented by Art Rise Savannah, and Performance by the Medeology Collective
Saturday, January 24, 6 pm / Jepson Center

Curator’s Tour
Sunday, January 25, 1 pm / Jepson Center
Pre-registration required, please call 912.790.8823 or visit Telfair.org/pulse/classes

General Information on Telfair Museums:

Tickets:
For a fee of $20, visitors may purchase a triple-site pass that expires a week after purchase and gives one-time entry to the Jepson Center, the Telfair Academy, and the Owens-Thomas House. Group tours are available for groups of 10 or more.

Military – active, reserve, and veterans – and their families are invited to Telfair Museums free of charge through November 10, 2015, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fifth Third Bank (Georgia).

Museum Hours:
Sunday and Monday 12-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm.

For more information, call 912.790.8800 or visit www.telfair.org.

Jepson Center – 207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square
Telfair Academy – 121 Barnard Street, on Telfair Square
Owens-Thomas House – 124 Abercorn Street, on Oglethorpe Square

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