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Savannah Halloween: Colonial Haunted Trail Tour @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah Wormsloe State Historic Site Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
Sat. Oct 29, 2016, 7-9 PM

A ranger will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak tree and Spanish moss. Who knows what ghouls have been disturbed after such a vicious storm this month!

Tours will depart from the Visitors Center every 15 minutes beginning at 7:30pm. Last tour ticket will be sold at 9 pm. If tours sell out prior to 9 pm the entrance gates will be closed. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Admission: $4.50-$10
Contact: 912-353-3023

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406

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Fundraiser for Savannah child battling leukemia: Wiffle Ball for Wyatt

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

 

Wiffle Ball for Wyatt Savannah boy leukemia

Wyatt Rath of Savannah is a 10-year-old boy fighting an aggressive form of leukemia called T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-ALL).

His mom – Savannah native Amy Douglas Rath – is a scientist and educator who moved her children, Wyatt and Jaiden, 15, back to Savannah from Alaska four years ago to be close with her family and friends again.

Wiffle Ball for Wyatt Rath Leukemia Savannah Fundraisers, GoFundMe donations are the Rath family’s primary means of financial support since Wyatt’s diagnosis this past April as Amy Rath is unable to work throughout this year of treatment. Amy Rath was teaching middle school science at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy in Savannah at the time of Wyatt’s diagnosis on April 1.

Wyatt is undergoing a three-year treatment plan at The Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health. The treatment plan is intensive for the first year and becomes less intensive during the following two years. 

Wiffle Ball for Wyatt

The community is invited to a fundraiser Wiffle Ball for Wyatt, Saturday, Nov. 5 at Miner League Baseball and Softball Academy (Macomber Ball Park), 201 Commercial Ct., Rincon, GA. 31326

Sign up at 1PM, play at 2PM.

Donations $10 per person/$50 per team.

To register, email Stephanie Miner scminer3m@yahoo.com with subject “Wiffle Ball for Wyatt.”

Learn more about the fundraising event here.

How to help

Donations to the Raths’ GoFundMe page are the Rath family’s primary means of financial support as Amy Rath is unable to work throughout this year of Wyatt’s treatment for leukemia.

Donations can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/Cheering4Wyatt

Fall Family Festival with costume contest @ Islands Family YMCA, Savannah

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Family Fall Festival Islands Family YMCA

You’re invited to the annual Family Fall Festival on Sat. Oct. 29 @ Islands Family YMCA.

Come enjoy the great outdoors with hayrides, a visit to the pumpkin patch, tomato sling, inflatable bounce houses, face painting, potato sack races, carnival games, arts & crafts, and a costume contest (contest beings promptly at 1PM with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place). Refreshments and so much more.

WHEN: Saturday, October 29th
TIME: 10AM—2PM
COST: Entrance is FREE and Open to the Public
*Activities and Refreshments are fee based
*Tickets may be purchased the day of the event
$1 per ticket or $25 for 20 tickets
LOCATION: Islands Family YMCA athletic fields, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, Georgia 31410
www.ymcaofcoastalga.org

Learn more here.

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Savannah schools: Open Houses @ The Habersham School

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Open House Habersham School Savannah

The Habersham School in Savannah offers several open houses for prospective families.

These admissions events and tours are wonderful opportunities for parents to learn more about the distinctives of a Habersham education.

Register for an upcoming event here.

Upcoming admission events include:

Nov. 11 2016: Early Childhood (PK3-1st) – Gould Cottage
Dec. 9 2016: All Grades – Gould Cottage
Jan. 6 2017: All Grades – Gould Cottage
Jan. 27 2017: High School – Habersham Hall
Feb. 24 2017: All Grades – Gould Cottage

Register here.

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About The Habersham School

The Habersham School, Savannah
Enrollment: 230
PK3-12th

The Habersham School opened its doors in fall 2012, seeking to restore education to its purest form. The academic foundation is built upon the time-honored tradition of classical, liberal arts education, where students are taught to question, to investigate, to dialogue and to create.

In contrast with the uncertainty and hectic pace of today’s world, Habersham offers a nurturing and orderly environment where all learning is firmly rooted in the immovable truth of Christ.

Meaning and purpose underpin every aspect of instruction, leading students to discover the joy of learning and the virtue of hard work. Further, the unique all-school House system builds rich tradition while fostering community, competition, service and student leadership.

The Habersham School, 505 E 54th St, Savannah, 31405 (912) 509-0540. On Facebook here. Follow on twitter@habershamschool & on Instagram here.  The Habersham School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Old Fort Jackson Family-Friendly Annual Auction & Lowcountry Boil, Savannah

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Old Fort Jackson auction family-friendly lowcountry boil Savannah The family-friendly Old Fort Jackson Annual Auction will be Sat. Nov. 5, 6-10PM.

Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Savannah River, a silent auction, artillery and musket demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters and delicious cuisine provided by Creative Catering. Savannah Children’s Museum will also be on-site with fun, glow in the dark activities and crafts for the younger set of event participants.

Old Fort Jackson is the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia and one of only five remaining Second System coastal brick fortifications in the United States. The site is solely reliant upon operational incomes and donations from community supporters. Due to recent damages sustained from Hurricane Matthew, community support is even more important this year than most.

The Annual Auction will have dozens of highly sought after items for guests to bid on, including JetBlue airline tickets, a paddleboard valued at $1,500 from North Island Kayak, four tickets to Walt Disney World, a deluxe one-night hotel stay for 2 guests at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Atlanta and an $100 gift to card to Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar plus a one-night stay at The Brice Hotel in Savannah.

Free admission

Admission to this event is free of charge. The Annual Auction is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome. Food and beverages are available for an additional fee. This event is made possible by generous support from: Creative Catering, Port City Logistics and Savannah Pilots Association.

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Halloween 2016 in Savannah: Families invited to SCAD’s FREE BooLand, Oct. 29

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

BOOLand SCAD Halloween Savannah 2016 Free

SCAD’s FREE BooLand!

Join BooLand for an evening of Halloween themed activities, goodies  trick or treating on Sat. Oct. 29, 7-9PM

Enjoy a night of Halloween themed activities, goodies, and trick or treating with costumed-students from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Activities include a photo booth, games, cookie decoration, henna, and more.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Location: The Terrace (located behind Habersham Village @Habersham and 62nd.) between East 62nd & East 63rd streets in Midtown Savannah betweeen Abercorn & Habersham streets, behind Habersham Village.

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Halloween Savannah: Scary in the Dairy Pegasus Riding Academy Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Fall Festivals Savannah Pegasus Riding Academy Pegasus Riding Academy in Savannah is hosting their first event to raise money for building a barn and the Horses Lifting Lives program.

Pegasus has relocated to the old Roberds Dairy at the end of Tennessee Avenue in Thunderbolt. The fall festival/Halloween fundraiser – Scary in the Dairy – is expected to be Pegasus’ best ever.

The event will feature a chili cook-off, haunted trail hayride, horse rides, pumpkin carving, cake walk, bubble factory, kids games, live music & more.

You’re invited to SCARY IN THE DAIRY 2016.
Sun. Oct. 30
4-8PM
Old Roberds Dairy

About Horses Lifting Lives

Pegasus Riding Academy Savannah is a non-profit center providing Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies in a safe and nurturing environment for individuals with physical, mental or emotional disabilities, regardless of race or creed.

Free Spookalicious @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Spookalicious Hilton Head Is. Halloween Free events

Visited The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. lately?

Here’s a fun chance to do so.

In the spirit of community after Hurricane Matthew, The Sandbox’s Halloween event – Spookalicious – is FREE to the public. Any donations will go to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry Disaster Relief Fund.

Spookalicious Halloween Night
Sat. Oct. 29 | 11AM-4PM at The Sandbox
Bring your ghost and goblins dressed in their costumes and ready to play. The Sandbox will have plenty of Halloween themed crafts and activities, including a special cookie decorating project. We’ll also put a twist on traditional trick-or-treating with our bag-of-treats scavenger hunt.
FREE!
First come, first serve!
(Space and activities are limited in the event of inclement weather)

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More about The Sandbox

HOURS
Sunday – Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM – 5PM

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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Kindermusik Savannah musical playdates for ages 0-7

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Kindermusik playdates Savannah mommy & me Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano this Saturday October 29 at 10AM for their monthly musical playdate with your 0-7 year old.

Kindermusik Savannah will explore a musical trip to the Kindermusik toy shop, where you’ll encounter balls, planes, wind up toys and jack in the boxes. Instruments, stories, singing, movement, music and more.

For $15 (only $5 for siblings) each participant will receive the class, an instrument/prop, ten Kindermusik songs, and a BONUS gift at the end.

Spaces are limited and both play dates are filling fast, so enroll today at kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912-988-KEYS.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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Parent & Child Holiday Clay Workshop; Improv & Acting & more Fall classes @ City of Savannah Cultural Affairs

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Kids Art Acting Classes Savannah

Take theater classes. Create with holiday clay ornaments with your child. Weave something with fibers.

City of Savannah’s Fall 2016 classes & workshops include parent & child clay; improv & acting; character drawing; fibers.  Register & see the full list of classes here. 

Holiday Clay: Parent and Child
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 5+
Saturday, December 10, 10am – 12pm
Come join us for a holiday themed parent and child workshop and make your own festive piece of art! Students will learn basic hand building techniques and decorating techniques!
$20/$15 city residents. Register here. 

Improv for Teens, Saying Yes! And… (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: Bree Doehring
Ages 14-17
Mondays, November 7 – December 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
This six-week class guides new improvisers into the world of make-believe and creativity. Students will learn to support their peers, make positive choices, and employ acting skills. Students will also learn to create scenes and participate in group games and exercises. Students will get to perform for friends and family during a recital after the six-week course concludes.
$75/$70 city residents  Register here. 

Write to the Point! Creative Writing for Youth (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: Bree Doehring
Ages: 12-16
Tuesdays, November 1 – December 13, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Join this six-week course to experience the world of poetry and creative writing! Through writing activities focused on plot, dialogue, character, and rhythm, students will learn the aspects that make a well-crafted story and put pen to paper to create their own tales.
$75/$70 city residents.  Register here. 

Actor’s Studio: Intro to Acting for Youth (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: Bree Doehring
Ages 9-13
Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
For six weeks, students will participate in activities and exercises to help them make character choices and learn how to convey emotions to an audience. From monologues to silent scenes, blocking, and expressive movement, this course will help prepare you for all the elements of theatre and help you conquer the stage!
$75/$70 city residents.  Register here. 

Character Design (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: Adam Uhlig
Ages: 12+
Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 4:00 – 5:30pm
This six-week class will focus primarily in foundational drawing techniques. Students will learn the fundamental principle of using basic shapes to construct images, specifically designing characters. Lesson one covers some of the basics for drawing the human figure (no nudity). The rest of the lessons build off this principle and dives into how to draw with stylization, movement (gesture drawing), and how to develop details. As students learn and discover their own shape language from these classes, they will be able to use this principle in many more ways than just character design.
$75/$70 city residents.  Register here. 

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December Nights and Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

December Nights Holiday Lights Savannah Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Enjoy well over 800,000 sparkling lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah December Nights and Holiday Lights 2016 on select evenings from Fri. Nov. 25 through Sat. Dec. 24, 6-9PM

The “Jewel of a Savannah Christmas” returns with improved access pathways, new light displays and approaching 1,000,000 sparkling lights.

Santa and Mrs. Claus make appearances across the season as their busy schedules allow. Various non-profit groups help stock Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, selling hot chocolate and other tasty holiday treats.

Also returning this year is the model train display and new feature is the holiday floral display on the Back Terrace portico.

Please remember the lights display are affected by rain, so plan to attend on evenings with fair weather to avoid disappointment.

This is a self-guided WALKING tour of illuminated displays across about six-acres @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.

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Select evenings from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve

Nov. 25 – 27 (Friday – Sunday)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 (Wednesday – Sunday)
Dec. 7 – 11 (Wednesday – Sunday)
Dec. 14 – 24 (nightly)

6-9PM (weather permitting)

$10 per person (ages 13 and older)***
$5 per child 3 to 12 years
Infants (age 2 and under) FREE

***$5 Thursday ‘Family’ Nights (ages 3 to 103)

Cash or Credit Card (Visa, MC, Discover) accepted

Highlights of the casual self-guided walking tour

You will visit differently themed garden areas including:

White reindeer among green-glistening timber bamboo, a snowflake-accented 18-foot holly Christmas tree, an allee of glistening multicolor trees, a rainbow arch-tunnel, the Orchid House roof aglow in red and green light, a Nativity scene with a deep blue background, white trumpeting angels in a bed of champagne gold lights, green and white lights around an illuminated fountain in the Rose Garden, giant red poinsettias, and a candy-inspired children’s experience in the Cottage Garden for just a sampling.

Learn more here.

Savannah schools: Open House @ St. James Catholic School

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

St. James Catholic School Open House Savannah schools Come and see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer at an Open House on Tues. Nov. 8 2016, 9:30AM.

St. James Catholic School serves grades PreK – 8.

The dedicated faculty and staff at our school helps cultivate a family atmosphere where students thrive in all aspects of the learning environment: intellectually, physically and spiritually. Technology is strongly present in many lessons and classroom activities, with a state-of-the-art Mac Lab and iPad Carts, St. James is on the cutting edge.

Students are enriched through art and music, library and computer, PE and Spanish. Daily Religion classes and enrichment experiences strengthen students’ relationship with God. The impressive success of St. James graduates attest to the committed faculty and staff who work diligently to create an atmosphere of compassionate and challenging learning. Strong family involvement in the St. James School community also enriches the school’s mission to prepare students for a life of learning and service.

See you at the St. James Open House!

If you cannot make it, email christinawi@stjameschargers.com to schedule a private tour.

For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school or St. James Early Learning Center for ages 1-3 , visit www.sjcs-savannahga.org, call (912) 355-3132, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org

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Savannah schools: Open House @ Veritas Academy

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Veritas Academy Savannah Schools Open House 2016 Veritas Academy in Savannah offers a distinctive combination of substantive academics, genuine Christ-centered culture, and a format that tangibly engages the family.

Interested? Come find out how Veritas Academy’s classical, Christian, and covenantal education model is right for your children.

Open House
Thurs. Nov. 17, 9-11AM
25 W Oglethorpe Ln
Savannah, GA 31401-3971

Veritas Academy in Savannah is a Classical, Christian, and Covenantal school that unites the academic substance of the classical liberal arts with a Christ-centered education in a family-oriented condensed day format.

Stay connected with Veritas Academy by liking their page on Facebook here. On Twitter @VeritasGryphons. On Instagram here.

Veritas Academy , Pre-K through 12th grade,  25 W. Oglethorpe Lane., Savannah 31401, 912-238-1222,  email info@veritassavannah.org www.VeritasSavannah.org Veritas Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah schools: Open Houses @ St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School

Monday, October 17th, 2016

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St. Peter the Apostle School in Savannah has several chances for you to come tour their Wilmington Island Campus.

The beautiful 10-acre campus includes a Lower School, Middle School, two gymnasiums, football field, practice field, and a state-of-the-art playground.

St. Peter’s offers full day faith-based instruction for students from three years old through 8th grade.

Following the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, the school educates through a strong academic program and instills in its students a spirit of mercy, justice and loving concern.

Open Houses

Come see all that St. Peter’s has to offer at these open house for prospective families:

Thurs. Nov. 10, 5:30-7:30PM
Sun. Jan. 29, 10AM- 1PM
Thurs. March 2, 5:30-7:30PM

This will be an opportunity to meet and greet teachers, tour the school facilities, and get to experience all that the Saint Peter’s community has to offer.

Learn more here.

Scheduling a Campus Tour

A guided tour around the school campus with a staff member can be arranged by calling the school office at 912-897-5224.

Scheduling a Campus Visit

Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School welcomes your student to come and “shadow” another student for the day. Your student will attend classes and see what it would be like to be a part of the St. Peter’s family. Please call the school office at 912-897-5224 to arrange a date for your student shadow.

Location

The school is easily accessible from Whitemarsh Island, the Truman Parkway, mid-town Savannah and Tybee Island. We are located just off Highway 80 East (Victory Drive), not far from Thunderbolt.

St. Peter the Apostle School
7020 Concord Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: 912-897-5224
Fax: 912-897-0801

For more information, visit www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com

St. Peter the Apostle School, www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com,  7020 Concord Rd., Savannah, 31410, 912-897-5224,  On Facebook here. On Twitter here. St. Peter the Apostle School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah schools: Open Houses at Calvary Day School

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Savannah schools Calvary Day School

Come see all that Calvary Day School in Savannah has to offer at an upcoming open house.. Find out why Calvary Day School is the best, most affordable, private Christian education in Savannah, Georgia.

Register for an open house online here.

All Open House events begin in the High School Media Center, located in the Calvary High School building. After a brief introduction from Calvary’s administrative staff, you are invited to join a tour of the campus followed by refreshments.

2017 Open House Dates
Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 2-4 PM
Sunday, March 26th, 2017, 2-4 PM
Sunday, April 30th, 2017 2-4 PM

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Private Tours

Private tours are also available. To schedule your private tour select “Private Tour” from the drop down menu here. Calvary will contact you shortly to schedule your tour.

To learn more about Calvary Day School, visit their website at www.calvarydayschool.com.

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Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah 31404, Lower School tel: 912-351-2299; Upper School tel: 912-644-5080 email admissions@calvarydayschool.com
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Free classes, treats @ Pure Barre of Savannah 4th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Pure Barre Savannah free classes birthday celebration

Pure Barre Savannah 4th Anniversary Celebration, Nov. 1

You’re invited to come celebrate Pure Barre of Savannah’s fourth anniversary. Enjoy free classes, raffles, treats plus retail up to 40% off on Tues. Nov. 1.

Anniversary package specials
4 classes for $44
3 months unlimited for $444
12 months auto $144/month

pure barre savannah
5521 abercorn st. across from Twelve Oaks Shopping Center (Publix)
suite #500
savannah, ga 31405
912.665.1129
savannah@purebarre.com

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