Archive for March, 2016

FREE Family Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. Have you taken your kids to The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. yet? Springtime is the time to do so. If coming from the Savannah area, make it a daytrip paired with other activities from our Things to Do With Kids on Hilton Head page.

Upcoming Events @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

 

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. ___________________________________

FREE Family Night

May 6, 5:30-7:30PM (Last one til September!)
Made Possible by The Bargain Box
Free Admission to the museum, light refreshments, facepainting, Bounce House (weather permitting), arts and crafts and more.
Cookie decorating and a fun take home craft.
FREE!
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Imagination Hour

Thursdays 10:30-11:30AM

Story time followed by a related craft. Included in admission, sign up at front desk.

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Discover. Imagine.Grow. (DIG) School Readiness Program 

DIG is now being offered on Thursdays at the Hilton Head Head Library from 12:30-1:30PM through May 19, 2016 (no program Spring Break, April 14)
For children 3½-5 years of age
Registration is required. Stop by the children’s desk at the Library or call 843.255.6529 to reserve your space today.
Made Possible by The Long Cove Club Community Endowment Fund

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Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head 2016

Sandbox at the Stables
Memorial Day Monday, May 30 2016
10AM-2PM

The 5th Annual Sandbox at The Stables Fundraiser at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort activities (some free, some require activity tickets) scheduled include:
Craft projects
Inflatable water slides and bounce houses
Pony rides
Facepainting by Morgan’s Mommies Facepainting People
Family game and activities
Rock Climbing Wall and Bungee Jumping by Firehouse Nutz Extreme Events
Live remotes from SC103.1 and 104.9 The Surf
New This Year will be a raffle for (2) Roundtrip Airfare Tickets
and (4) One Day Hopper Disney World Tickets
(restrictions and blackout dates apply)

The Cowpoke Caper Parade is back again at High Noon. Come dressed as your favorite cowpoke and bring your cowpoke name – creativity is key! Free bandanas to the first 50 entries.

Hot dogs & burgers plus refreshments including snow cones and cotton candy, all available for purchase.

Admission

Admission: $5 per person; tickets for concessions and activities are $1 each. (Members:$5/person and you will receive $5 in concession tickets for each paid admission)
Plus $6 for pass for entrance into Sea Pines Resort

Guests will park at the Trolley Stop inside Sea Pines and ride the free trolley to Lawton Stables. The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Pope Avenue will be closed on Memorial Day.

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New grocery checkout exhibit 

Coming soon to the Sandbox: a brand new exhibit – The “Island Grocery Checkout”

In Island Grocery where everything is child-sized (even the grocery carts), children can explore an environment that mimics the real thing. Shelves will be filled with play food products that range from lemons to ketchup to cereal. Follow the food chain! The active process of shopping for food challenges young learners to develop & apply math skills including sorting, classifying, calculations & the use of money, as well as concepts related to health & nutrition.
Custom Built especially for The Sandbox by Science Kinetics.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Museum Hours

Hours of Operation for April
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Spring planting & veggies special kids’ programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, March 21st, 2016

SCM_logocolorJoin Savannah Children’s Museum for the Smart Start Nutrition Program series, each focusing on different aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

Free for members or with the cost of admission.

Spring Planting
Easter Sunday, March 27, at noon & 2pm UPDATE: POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 3
It’s Spring and time to get that garden started at home! Join Jesse in the Frogtown Garden to learn about the life cycle of a seed. Each child will paint our own pot to plant one in. Each family can take their pot home and watch their seed grow into a beautiful plant*
*Supplies are limited and will be given away first come, first serve.

I Love My Veggies
Sunday, April 10, at noon & 2pm
Vegetables are awesome and something we should eat every day! Explore new colors, textures and tastes while learning why vegetables are so important to building strong, healthy bodies. You’ll finish things off with a veg-tastic treat and tips on how to get more into our daily meals.

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Open Mon. March 28

School’s out, what to do? Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Monday, March 28 2016.

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Programs at SCM
Sundays:
Wednesdays through Saturdays: 
Rockstar Reading at 11:30AM
Rockstar Reading at 10:30AM
Awesome Art at 12:30PM
Awesome Art at 11:30PM
Family Fitness at 1:30PM
Family Fitness at 12:30PM
Super Science at 2:30PM
Super Science at 1:30PM

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Everyday Savannah Children’s Museum offers enhanced programs to bring you and your families engaging opportunities to learn and experience the museum in unique ways. These programs are offered daily and are included in the purchase of your museum pass and always free for members.

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Admission

$7.50 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Ask about the discount combination ticket

Savannah Children’s Museum is a magical outdoor space located at Georgia State Railroad Museum in the old Central of Georgia Carpentry Shop. Expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families learn while they play.

You can purchase tickets at each of the museum’s gift shops or take advantage of the Discount Combination Ticket.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, chsgeorgia.org/SCM, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free showing of “The Wind Rises” kids’ movie April 3, Savannah

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Free screening of The Wind Rises Savannah Bring the kids to the free screening of “The Wind Rises” @ 5PM this Sun. April 3 on the rooftop of The Florence in Savannah.

“The Wind Rises” @ The Florence, 1 W Victory Dr, # B, Savannah 31405
Early Show | 5 PM | This is part of The Florence’s Hayao Miyazaki Rooftop Reels series

Perfect for the kids – the movie is about how a lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

Enjoy The Florence’s full menu, drinks or dessert. If your little one isn’t into pizza (yet), The Florence will always make spaghetti too.

The screenings are totally free.

The Florence, 1 W Victory Dr, # B, Savannah, Georgia 31405

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

Girls on the Runway fashion show to benefit Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Girls on the Runway Fashion Show Fund Raiser Girls on the Runway!

Hosted by Mercer University School of Medicine, Girls on the Runway is a Fashion Show event that will celebrate strong, confident girls on Sunday, April 3 from 1-3PM.

Purchase tickets here. 

Girls on The Runway will feature great new looks from Runway Seven, Matilda Jane, Kendra Scott, and Fleet Feet Savannah for girls and women of GOTR of all ages and sizes.

*all proceeds will go to the Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia Scholarship fund-to expand access of running and mentor programs to Savannah girls who need them most*

The show takes place at the Memorial University Health Center- Hoskins Center 1250 E 66th St Savannah, GA 31404.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy fashion, refreshments and music while celebrating the healthy, joyful girls and women of our community!

Not only will your ticket give you access to our fashion show but also to inspiring female speakers, local vendors and designers, wellness information, a raffle and a silent auction boasting items from Stella and Dot, Savannah Day Spa, Lululemon Athletica, Pure Barre, 40 Volume Salon, Hairport Salon, Glow Medical Spa, Lovin’ Spoons, Kendra Scott, Thirty One Gifts, Hester Zipperer and Beetnix Juice Bar, to name a few.

The show takes place at the Memorial University Health Center- Hoskins Center 1250 E 66th St Savannah, 31404.

Tickets are limited, so purchase yours now by clicking here.

Prizes & giveaways at Coastal Kids’ Market Virtual Pajama Party, March 30

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

11846690_10153410729572559_7718001649669591729_nJoin Coastal Kids Market consignment sale Wed. March 30 for CKM’s fast & furious Virtual Pajama Party on the CKM Facebook page.

This event is going to be so much fun with prizes ranging from preview party passes to CKM market money to vendor & sponsor giveaways.

The event will start at 8:30PM. The last giveaway will be posted at 9:30 pm. Don’t worry if you’re running a little late, come on over as the questions will be left up for a bit. Then the winners will be announced Thursday. Many of the giveaways have time limits though, so be sure to stop by Wednesday night to get entered into everything.

Click HERE to RSVP!

All prizes to be picked up at Coastal Kids Market, April 7-9th, at The Shoppes of Savannah, formerly known as the Savannah Festival Outlet Center, 11 Gateway Blvd S, Savannah.

You still have time to register to consign (although spaces are filling up fast!) Just go to www.coastalkidsmarket.com for details.

And don’t forget to tell CKM that you are coming to the CKM sale by clicking “going” on on the sale’s event page!

Sale dates & hours

Wed. April 6, 5-8 pm (Preview Party for consignors /volunteers ONLY*)-details to come
Thurs. April 7, 6-8pm (*Charity Hour 5 pm)
Fri. April 8, 9am– 5pm
Sat. April 9, 9am – 2pm (some items 50% off)
*Check out the CKM website for details on Preview Party for consignors & volunteers only.

Stay connected

Please follow CKM on Twitter here & check out CKM Facebook page here frequently as you want to make sure you don’t miss any big announcements and giveaways. Be sure to check “going” on the CKM Facebook event page to make sure you know everything that is happening with CKM.

Coastal Kids Market, (912) 655-4686, http://coastalkidsmarket.com,  The Shoppes of Savannah ( formerly Savannah Festival Outlet Mall)  11 Gateway Blvd S, Savannah, 31419 Coastal Kids Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Perfect part-time job for a Savannah mom

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Girls on the Run Here’s a perfect part-time position for a Savannah mom – office & programs manager @ Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia.

Position Profile: The Office & Programs Manager, a part-time position, is responsible for database management, overseeing and purchasing office and program supplies, program dates coordination and evaluation and assistance with special events. Some of the key responsibilities falling within this area include:

Office Management
With support from Executive Director, coordinate all purchases for office supplies.
Oversee purchase, preparation and distribution of all coaching materials for programs. (coach boxes,
t-shirts, water bottles, grown-up guides, coach playbooks, etc.)
Obtain healthy snacks for all sites and hot meals through the Kids Café for 21 Century schools.

Program & Data Management

*With support from Executive Director, coordinate database including but not limited to registration, rosters, donor records and volunteer records.
*Oversee program registration
*Send monthly email communication to database through Emma and update website when needed.
*Coordinate program evaluation for GOTR participants, liaisons, volunteers and families.
*Coordinates site visits (Addy visits) to ensure program quality & consistency and to provide support to coaches

GOTR 5K Event:
Purchase supplies if needed and take inventory after run.
Work with Executive Director and 5K committee to coordinate volunteers and event logistics.

Required Qualifications
BS or BA preferred.
Must display a personal passion for the mission of GOTR.
Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a team.
Strong written and oral communication skills with a range of audiences.
Remain composed under stress and take personal responsibility for delivering on personal and organizational commitments.
Schedule that will allow time in the office even though occasional work from home is fine.
Computer competence, including but not limited to: Google Docs, DropBox, Excel, and email and willingness to learn about Podio and Raceplanner. data system.
Understands and embraces diversity and inclusiveness in thought, word and actions.
Understands and embraces a healthy lifestyle in thought, word and actions.

Position Specifics:
This position reports directly to the Executive Director. Regularly scheduled hours in the office are encouraged even though occasional work from home is certainly acceptable as required by GOTR program scheduling, not to exceed 25 hours per week. The work is busiest during coach recruitment and the start of programs and includes the end-of-season 5K week (typically late April and late November). Hours are flexible during school holidays. Vacation plans should not interfere with the beginning of programs or the 5K. This job will be a stipend or hourly position.

The job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

The Organization
Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties in Coastal Georgia. GOTR-CGA launched in 2006 with approximately 40 girls at 4 sites and currently serves almost 1,000 girls at 30+ sites in 2016. The council serves a diverse mix of sites and holds a commitment to economic and racial diversity as a core value. The GOTR-CGA board of directors is an active board with a commitment to our mission.

TO APPLY:

Interested and qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to:
Beth Aldrich
Executive Director
Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia
401 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah GA 31406

912-349=1528
b.aldrich@girlsontherun-ga.org

Resumes must be received by Friday, April 1, 2016.

Open enrollment for Savannah’s only all-girl roller derby team

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

image1 (10)Savannah Jr. Derbytaunts are Savannah’s only all girl roller derby team.

Open enrollment is every Saturday morning in April, 9-11AM @ Starcastle Family Entertainment Center, located at 550 Mall Blvd, Savannah, 31406.

Open to girls ages 8-17. It’s free to come try!

Loaner skates, pads and helmets available. You just need to bring a mouth guard & a water bottle.

Email savannahjuniorderby@gmail.com for any questions.

 

Hop to Holiday Inn Resort for Easter

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Jekyll Island Holiday Inn Resort

During Easter weekend, the oceanside Holiday Inn Resort on nearby Jekyll Island will hold an Easter egg hunt, Easter bunny Olympics-style games, “find the Easter Bunny scavenger hunt,” live entertainment & much more!

Around Jekyll Island, participate in the Easter Bonnet Parade & Easter Egg Stroll.

Book early & save up to 20 percent off your room rate.

Phone Number: 912.635.2211 or 888.HOLIDAY.

Book online here. 

Follow along with the Holiday Inn Resort’s Easter Weekend happenings on Facebook.

Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island, 701 North Beachview Dr, Golden Isles, Georgia, (912) 635-2211 www.hijklresort.com On Facebook here.  Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Island is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah Easter Egg Hunts 2016, Chick Hatchery, Easter Fun

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Easter Egg Hunts 2014 Savannah
Easter Egg Hunts 2016, Chick Hatchery & Easter Fun

Our annual list of Easter Egg Hunts & kids’ Easter events in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hill (many of which are free) See the Easter 2016 Fun list here.

 

St. Andrew’s School senior named region’s STAR Student

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Rebecca Suh informalCongratulations St. Andrew’s School student Rebecca Suh ’16 on being named Region 8’s STAR student this week at a special banquet.

STAR — which stands for Student Teacher Achievement Recognition — is in its 58th year and is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

The STAR program honors high school seniors with the highest single SAT score and who are in the top 10 percent of their class.

ABOUT ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 on Wilmington Island offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. For more information, visit www.saintschool.com or call 897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Flannery O’Connor Parade & Street Fair, April 10

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Flannery O'Connor 2015 Parade & Street Fair
You’re invited to a free lively annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O’Connor’s birthday, Sun. 1-4PM April 10 2016 in LaFayette Square in Savannah’s Historic District.

Free family fun, live music and more near the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton St.

The parade starts at 3PM.

Attendees are invited to walk in the parade, bring handmade signs and sing along. Live music throughout the event will be provided by a cavalcade of singer-songwriters and musicians from some of Savannah’s finest local bands. Music for the parade will be played by an all-star line up of the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band.

Costumes inspired by Flannery O’Connor characters, settings or the author’s life are encouraged but optional.

The parade is free and open to the public.

Learn more here. 

ABOUT THE FLANNERY O’CONNOR CHILDHOOD HOME:
The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street in the heart of Savannah, Georgia, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of the South’s greatest writers. An established 501 3(C) nonprofit organization, the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home has been meticulously restored to reflect the authentic period furnishings of a Depression-Era Savannah rowhouse and to offer insight into the years that O’Connor lived in Savannah, from 1925 to 1938. The Home proudly presents a series of free lectures each spring and fall as well as other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.flanneryoconnorhome.org or call 912.233.6014.

Spring Celebration & Sheep Shearing @ Oatland Is. Wildlife Center, April 2

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Spring Celebration Sheep Shearing 2016 Savannah Spring Celebration and Sheep Shearing annual fundraiser, April 2, 10AM-4PM @ Oatland Is. Wildlife Center, Savannah

It’s time for Oatland’s sheep to get their annual hair cut.

This festival will feature the shearing of Oatland’s sheep.

Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in many activities including carding, spinning, and weaving.

Activities include children’s crafts and games, music and 1800’s lifestyle demonstrations. Oatland’s “Native Animal Nature Trail” will be open. Food concessions will be available.

Admission: $7 per adult, $5 per child 4-17, seniors and military. Children three & younger are free. For more information call (912) 395-1500.

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

Tybee Island Kite Festival 2016, April 24

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

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Tybee Island Kite Festival 2016

11AM-2PM April 24 2016

Savannah Parkinson Support Group invites you to the 5th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 11AM-2PM on North Beach, Tybee Is.

This year’s festival is sure fun for the entire family with live music, a kite making booth, caricatures of family and friends and face painting, all free to the public.

There will also be kite contests on the beach, with winners taking home new and decorative kites of their own.

Plastic Kites and a cup of North Beach Grill’s famous gumbo will be available for a $10 donation.

Because of construction in the North Beach Parking Lot, the festival has shifted to the North End of the parking lot, facing the Atlantic, between North Beach Grill and the Tybee Island Shrine Club.

Come early, since the parking lot fills quickly during April because of the warm weather and cool breezes.

Take a few minutes to wander through the booths, learning about a variety of movement disorders, such as Parkinson disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Essential Tremor. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, movement disorders affect more than 40 million Americans. These diseases are chronic, painful and debilitating, often leaving the person affected without the ability to control his/her movements.

Information will also be available for People with Parkinson disease in the Savannah/Chatham County/Low Country area who are interested in participating in GEM!, a unique and effective exercise program developed by WTOC Hometown Hero, Coach Michael Cohen. These classes are held twice weekly at the Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center. Participants are charged a nominal fee and all supplies are provided.

Any donations made during the 5th Annual Kite Festival will be directed toward the further growth and development of this amazing exercise program that encourages people with Parkinson disease and their caregivers to work side by side, fighting the debilitating effects this disease.

 

Fun for the whole family. For more info, contact psgsav@gmail.com or call 912-376-9833,

Details here.

FREE Savannah Earth Day Festival 2016, April 16

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Earth Day 2016 Savannah

This year’s Earth Day Festival will be noon-5PM Sat. April 16 2016 in Forsyth Park in Savannah.

Earth Day Guide will be in the April issue of Well FED Savannah magazine.

Learn more here. 

There will be 12 free workshops at this year’s festival.

TENT ONE
12:30 p “New way of farming” by
True Earth llc / Plantonics llc
1:30 p “Plants, Pollinators and Pesticides”
by Oatland Island Wildlife Center
2:30 p “Feed the food that feeds you” by
Grow Eat Repeat
3:30 p “So Easy to Preserve Foods from Your Garden” by
Chatham County Cooperative Extension

TENT TWO
12:30 pm “Get to know the Candler Oak” by Savannah Tree Foundation
1:30 pm “The True Cost of the Stuff We Buy” by True Cost
2:30 p “The Healthy Savannah EX – change ” by Healthy Savannah
3:30 p “Essential Home Operation and Maintenance” by City of Savannah Dept. of Housing

TENT THREE
12:30 p “Have questions about bicycling in
Savannah? We have answers!” by Savannah Bicycle Campaign
1:30 p “Make Your Own Earth Day T-shirt!”
by Maven Makers
2:30 p “Earth Friendly Skin Care” by
Georgia’s Lowcountry Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild
3:30 p “Making Earth Friendly Food Choices!”
by Live Plant Strong Savannah

TENT FOUR
12:30 p “Solar Power 101” by Hannah Solar
1:30 p “One Hundred Miles” by One Hundred Miles
2:30 p “Discover Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary” by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary
3:30 p “Green Roof Benefits” by Atlantic
Star Landscape Architecture/Living Roofs LLC

Alderman Bill Durance will welcome the public at 12:45.

Live music to follow with the first performance at 1pm.

Music performances by Mosacia, Fever Tramp, XuluProphet and Culture Vulture. The backdrop to the stage was created by local school children.

The festival this year is being produced by Well FED Savannah with the support of the City Dept – Environmental Services and Sustainability Dept. The City of Savannah’s ESS Office is charged with developing, implementing, monitoring and measuring a comprehensive sustainability program that incorporates sustainability into all aspects of City operations and community life. This vision aligns with Well FED’s vision to educate and empower local community Well FED produces Food Day in October as well as the monthly event, Savannah Bazaar. Well FED Savannah magazine will feature the Earth Day Guide

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival, April 23

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2016

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 

11AM-5PM Sat. April 23
Savannah
Forsyth Park
Between Drayton and Whitaker streets
Enjoy festival activities and watch as chalk masterpieces emerge from the park’s sidewalks. Winners of the competition will be announced at 4PM. The event will also include food, music, student performances and a celebration of the university’s alumni.

Share your experience and follow the action with #scadchalk

High school participation

High school students are encouraged to put their artistic skills to the test and experience the creative SCAD environment. High school students must register in advance of the festival to compete for Ex Libris gift cards. Contestants should review contest guidelines and start sketching out ideas in advance.

Group registration for high school students

If you are a high school teacher or administrator, you may register several high school students at one time to compete in the high school competition. Each student registered within your group will be assigned one square and receive one box of chalk. Squares will be judged individually.

Registration for high school students will open soon. Please check back here in the coming weeks for more information.

If you are a high school student with questions, call 912.525.5100 or email admission@scad.edu.

FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival, May 6

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2016

Kick off the first weekend of May 2016 @ the FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival, Fri. May 6, on Tybee Is.

The annual one-day event takes place on Tybee’s North Beach, 30 Meddin Dr., 10AM-5PM.

Learn more here. 

Fairy & Gnome Festival 2016 @ Oatland Is., May 7

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Fairy Gnome Festival Savannah 2016 Fairy and Gnome Festival 2016 will be 10AM-2PM Sat. May 7 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah.

Join Oatland Island Wildlife Center for a day of enchantment! This family-themed festival is all about the “wee folk” getting up close with the natural world and encouraging imaginative outdoor play.

There will be a scavenger hunt, costume contest, crafts, and games.

All ages are invited to participate in the annual gnome and fairy home building contest. Homes can be built at the festival by using natural materials from Oatland’s forest.

Bring your whole family to stroll Oatland’s magical trails and maybe you will catch a glimpse of a fairy or gnome looking for a place to call home.

General Admission applies: $5 for adults, $3 for children, seniors and military.
Children 3 & younger are free.
There will be addition fees for some activities.

For more information please call 912-395-1517.

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

Parent & Me Savannah events: Kindermusik Playdates

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Kindermusik Savannah Mommy & Me SaturdaysThe hunt is over: find Kindermusik Savannah with your little one.

When your child finds THESE eggs, she’ll be finding something that will impact her for life! The joy, developmental benefits, social connections and magic found in giving her the gift of music will stay with her for a lifetime, and YOU can share this together with her each week in Kindermusik…the trusted name in early music education for over 35 years.

Join Kindermusik Savannah  with 88 KEYS PIANO for weekly classes or monthly playdates, and see why 99% of parents worldwide recommend Kindermusik to their friends.

Call 912.988.KEYS or email music@88keysga.com today.

Now enrolling for this week’s March playdates: “On the Road!” Playdate is open to ages newborn -7 years. All participants receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs, and a bonus gift valued at $10.

Playdates to be held on Tues. March 22 & Sat. March 26 at 10am.

Sign up today at 88keysga.com or call 912-988-KEYS. Spaces are limited.

All classes are held at the 88 Keys Piano Kindermusik studio in Bloomingdale.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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

Coastal Heritage Society Summer Camps 2016, Savannah

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Savannah CHildren's Museum Summer Camps 2016 Savannah Georgia Railroad Registration is now open for Coastal Heritage Society Summer Camps 2016 in Savannah.

Children will have an opportunity to explore a variety of interests that expound on some of the unique exhibits at CHS museums.

Details and registration information for each camp is listed below. For questions, contact Liz Stratford: campinfo@chsgeorgia.org.

These popular summer programs are inspired by learning through discovery.

Registration for “Jr. Scientist Camp,” “Top Secret Science Camp,” & “Jr. Engineer Train Camp” is $155 per child.

Registration for “Dig It! Archaeology Camp” is $169 per child.

Discounted rates are offered for Coastal Heritage Society members. 

Camps will take place from June 6 through July 15.

Pre-registration is required and tickets sell out fast!

Please click here for all of the available dates and details.

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Jr. Scientist Camp for ages 4-6

Put on your lab coats and goggles and dive into the wonderful world of science. Campers will become botanists, chemists, paleontologists, entomologists, and explore other fascinating science fields during this week of summer fun! This camp is designed for ages 4 to 6 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) June 6-10, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) June 27- July 1, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) July 11-15, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

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Top Secret Science Camp for ages 7-10

Ever wonder how science works? Jump into the top secret world of being a scientist and explore incredible experiments in this week of mad scientist fun! This camp is designed for ages 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday

Top Secret Science Camp (Ages 7-10) June 6-10, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Top Secret Science Camp (Ages 7-10) June 27- July 1, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

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Jr. Engineer Train Camp for ages 4-6, 7-10

Hop on board the most exciting week of camp this summer! Jr. Engineer Train Camp offers a unique experience that can only be found at Georgia State Railroad Museum. These camps are designed for ages 4 to 6 & 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 4-6) June 13-17, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 4-6) June 20-24, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 7-10) July 11-15, 2016

CLICK HERE to register
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Dig It! Archaeology Camp for ages 7-10

 

Dig into the past and explore the sciences deep inside the earth! Campers will engage in activities teaching about archaeology, paleontology, and geology during this action packed, dirt filled week of summer fun. This camp is designed for ages 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Dig It! Archaeology Camp (Ages 7-10) June 20-24, 2016

CLICK HERE to register
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FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Free Baby Basics classes in Savannah FREE Baby Care Basics classes are back @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr Brandy Gheesling or one of Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s other 9 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Classes are held after office hours the first Thursday of each month.

Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

 

$75 spring mini sessions with Photography by Julie Anne, Richmond Hill photographer

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Savannah Richmond HIll Photographers

Photography by Julie Anne is having child spring mini sessions on April 2 and 3 2016.

April 2 will be held at Photography by Julie Anne studio in Richmond Hill and April 3 will be held at Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah.

Cost is $75 for a 15 minute session and you will receive 10 digital images of your choice from the session.  Call 912-655-9497 or 912-509-0064 to schedule an appointment or you can email julie@photographybyjulieanne.com to schedule your appointment.

For faster service sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D45AEA823A3FB6-saturday   for the studio session and www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D45AEA823A3FB6-sunday  for the Skidaway session.

This is the perfect time to get pictures done for your little one.

Don’t forget to like Photography by Julie Anne on Facebook here so you can be first to know about all the great deals and fun things going on!

Photography by Julie Anne,  email julie@photographybyjulieanne.com,  (912) 655-9497, www.photographybyjulieanne.com ; On Facebook here.  Photography by Julie Anne is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Summer Camps 2016: Full-Day Art Camp for ages 6-12

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

City of Savannah Summer Art Camp 2016Need a full-day summer camp for Summer 2016?

City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs presents art camp for students up to age 12 during the summer break. Limited volunteer internship opportunities are available for teens ages 13-18.

Full day art camp is offered to students ages 6-12. Camp students participate in five arts classes a day. The classes may include ceramics, mixed media, puppetry, jewelry, fused glass, improv, music, or dance. All classes are taught by professional artists and art teachers. Friday afternoons parents are invited to view their children’s works in a gallery exhibition or watch a performing arts presentation.

Camp hours: 9AM – 4:30PM.

Camp fees, $150/$140 city resident, include all supplies and instructor fees. All instructors are certified art instructors and/or professional artists. Children are divided into age-appropriate groups of no more than ten students per instructor. A non-spoiling bag lunch must be provided daily for full day sessions and a snack for half-day sessions.

Ages: 6 – 12 year old (currently enrolled in Kindergarten)
Times: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: per child per session $150/$140 city resident

Session 1 June 6 – 10 – Ages 6-12
Session 2 June 13 – 17 – Ages 6-8
Session 3 June 20 – 24 – Ages 9-12
Session 4 June 27 – July 1 – Ages 6-8
No camp the week of July 4 – 8
Session 5 July 11 – 15 – Ages 9-12
Session 6 July 18 – 22 – Ages 6-8
Session 7 July 25 – 29 – Ages 9-12

Daily Schedule
8:30am – 9:00am – Arrival
9:00am – 9:30 am – Meet and Greet / Art Centers
9:30am – 12:30pm – Rotation between classes
12:30pm – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm – Gym or Forsyth Park
2:30pm – 4:30pm – Rotation between classes
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Pickup

General Information

Drop Off: (See map for drop-off and pick-up info) Please drop off your children no earlier than 8:30 a.m., unless prior arrangements have been made. Adults/guardians must sign in all camp participants. Students arriving after 9 a.m. must enter camp through the Henry Street entrance and be signed in at the front desk by an adult.

Pick Up: Adults/guardians must sign out all camp participants at the back door. Late fees of $25 will be imposed for pickups between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm. Students will ONLY be released to the individuals listed on the registration sheet.

Appropriate Attire Reminders: For safety reasons, we suggest tennis shoes. Aprons are provided but we advise dressing your child in clothing appropriate for art making.

Supervised Outdoor Activity Weather Policy: Daily outings are planned to historic Forsyth Park or St. Paul’s gym. Activities will be held in the Cultural Affairs facility in the event of rain or excessive temperatures.

Please send simple, non-spoiling sandwiches, fruit, or vegetables in packaging that your child can open. Make sure that the paper bag/lunch box has your child’s name clearly marked on the front. There is NO access to a refrigerator or a microwave. No food will be provided without prior parental approval.

Registration should be made as soon as possible; class size is limited and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp Registration closes at 2pm the Friday before the next week of camp if there is still availability. Please call to confirm.

If the session is full you will be notified as soon as possible.

Payment

Full payment is due upon enrollment. Cash, checks and credit cards (Visa/Mastercard) are accepted. Registration forms received without payment will not be processed.

By Mail/Fax
Complete the registration form and send it with check or money order made payable to Cultural Affairs or complete credit card information.

Department of Cultural Affairs
9 West Henry Street
Savannah, GA 31401

phone 912-651-6783
fax 912-651-3677

In Person
Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Cultural Affairs is at 9 West Henry Street, between Bull and Whitaker streets.

Procedures and Policies

Cultural Affairs reserves the right to cancel, to combine or reschedule classes, or to change class instructors, when necessary.

Cultural Affairs will not provide make-up classes or issue refunds to those who miss classes due to illness or other events beyond our control.

Cultural Affairs reserves the right to refuse enrollment to participants with a history of unacceptable behavior.

Cancellations and Refunds

If Cultural Affairs cancels a class for any reason, all registered participants will be informed as soon as possible and extended the opportunity to transfer to another class. If participants do not wish to transfer to another class, a full refund will be processed.

There is a $25 withdrawal and/or transfer fee. Notice of withdrawal or transfer must be made in WRITING to Cultural Affairs, and it must be received by noon the Friday before the first day of class. No refunds will be made for withdrawals after that time.

Failure to attend sessions or verbal notification will NOT be regarded as an official notice of withdrawal.

More details in our Summer Camps Guide 2016.

Registration details here. 

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

U-Pick Strawberry Season coming soon to Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

You-Pick Strawberries @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens,Savannah

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm continues to offer fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent. None of the 2016 berry-picking fields have opened yet.

Look at the chart below. Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 12 noon scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $2.50 per pound. Containers provided. Bring cash.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your strawberry picking.

Fruit Season Time Pricing Active Season
Strawberries late March – May $2.50/lb. 2016 season not yet started
Blackberries mid-May – late June $3.00/lb. 2016 season not yet started
Blueberries April – late June $3.00/lb. 2016 season not yet started

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

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Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Garden tours 4 pm
Welcome and Presentation 4:30 pm
Meal 5 to 7 pm

Reservations Required by April 18
$35 per adult
$15 children (ages 6-12)
children ages 5 and under free

Sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Gardens, the 21st Sunday Supper showcases the prized springtime fruit: the strawberry. This informal, traditional supper is held at our Lakeside Pavilion featuring the first of CGBG’s strawberry harvest for the evening’s dessert!

The event begins at 4PM with tours of the Gardens showing the numerous expansion projects. At 4:30, come to the new Andrews Visitor & Education Center for a welcome by CGBG Director, Norman Winter. At 5 pm the meal at the Lakeside Pavilion begins (thanks to Savannah Belle Catered Affairs by Miss Sophie’s), and concludes with a strawberry dessert.

Reservations are required by Monday, April 18 as seating is limited. Call Liz at (912) 921-5460, ext. 202 or email her at elubrani@uga.edu.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

Tybee Beach Bum Parade 2016, May 20

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Tybee Beach Bum Parade 201630TH ANNUAL BEACH BUM PARADE

May 20, 2016 6:30-8:30PM
Come prepared to be soaked at the 30th Annual Tybee Beach Bum Parade! This classic Tybee event is a favorite for the whole family. Equip yourself with waterguns and other water soaking paraphernalia to douse the passing by parade floats.

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