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Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch 2017, Savannah

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Supper Sunday Strawberry Patch Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch, Sun. April 30, 4-7PM

The Friends of the Coastal Gardens’ annual Sunday Supper Fundraiser @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah features a catered meal at 5PM, a delicious family style dinner at the lakeside pavilion near the strawberry field.

Arrive at 4 pm if you would like to see the last hour of the Savannah Orchid Show at the Andrews Visitor Center or to peruse the artifacts at the Bamboo Museum. There will be some silent auction items, beginning at 4:30PM.

Reservations required by Friday, April 21. Cost is $35/person, $15/child (ages 6 to 12). There is no charge for children age 5 and younger.

To make your reservations or for any inquiries, contact Kahlitah at (912) 652-7980.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

Savannah Doggie Carnival 2017, May 7

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Doggie Carnival Savannah 2017 Forsyth Park The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will host its 17th annual Doggie Carnival on Sunday, May 7 2017, noon to 4PM at Forsyth Park.

Admission to the carnival is free but there are fees for some activities. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.

For more information, click here. 

St. Andrew’s School seniors hold Art Show in Savannah

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Savannah schools St. Andrew's St. Andrew’s School is Savannah is hosting a student art reception on Friday, March 24 from 6:30 until 8PM at Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 East Oglethorpe Ave.

The show features six senior International Baccalaureate (IB) visual art students.

The IB visual arts curriculum encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. As they work on their portfolios, these students are asked to explore the arts from a local, regional, national and international perspective. The final piece of the IB art course is to select and present works for exhibition, explaining the various ways the works are connected.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah, Ga. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com or call 912.897.4941.

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.

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Free Savannah family events: Savannah Earth Day Festival 2017, April 15

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Savannah Earth Day Festival 2017

Save the date: Savannah Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 15 2017
11AM – 4PM
Forsyth Park, Savannah
www.earthdaysavannah.org
Earth Day Festival is a celebration of being environmentally responsible. It is one of the largest educational Earth Day Festival in Georgia. It promotes environmental stewardship, sustainable local economy, conservation and health wellness.

FREE & open to the public.

The Forsyth Farmer’s Market will have it’s regular set up and many of the farmers will stay throughout the festival. Food – Beer – Live Entertainment – Kids Activities and More!

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Massie Heritage Art & Digging History Camps

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps 2017 Massie Heritage Center Art History

We can’t wait until Summer 2017 and are excited to post our first of many Savannah summer camps.

Massie Heritage Center in Savannah will offer these unique summer camps.

Art through the Ages Day Camp
Rising K through 3rd grade
Session I: June 5th – June 9th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Session II: June 26th through June 30th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Students will learn about arts and crafts from the Creek and Cherokee period through Colonial and Victorian times up to the modern era. Campers will create their own artwork and explore Savannah’s museums including the Jepson Center for the Arts and SCAD Art Museum. The camp will culminate in a gallery show featuring their own “Artwork through the Ages.”

Digging History Day Camp
Rising 3rd through 6th grade students
Session I: July 10 through July 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Session II: July 24 through July 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Be an archaeologist at summer camp! Take part in a “simulated excavation” and learn the entire process of digging up, gridding out to scale, labeling and identifying artifacts. You will also make special crafts and discover many of the archaeological treasures of the Georgia Coast by visiting Battlefield Park, Wormsloe State Historic Site, Colonial Park Cemetery, Fort Frederica, Skidaway Island and more.

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Cost

For $135 per camper, you will be provided all supplies, admissions to historical sites and museums, transportation and snacks for the entire week. Extended care is available for the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $25 per week.

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About Massie Heritage Center

Massie Heritage Center: Built in 1856 on beautiful Calhoun Square, Massie School is the oldest public school in Georgia. Closing as a traditional school in 1974, but remaining part of the Savannah-Chatham Public School System, Massie reopened as a Heritage Center in 1978 providing curriculum-based educational programs for school children K-12. Massie also houses several hands-on exhibits showcasing the history and architecture of Savannah.

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Registration

For details and registration, visit www.massieheritagecenter.com, email Rachel.Warren@sccpss.com, or call  (912) 395-5070

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Day Camps @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Summer Day Camp YMCA Savannah Coastal Georgia
YMCA of Coastal Georgia summer camp programs offer a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to have their best summer ever, by meeting new friends, exploring nature, discovering new interests, being physically active and creating memories.

Day Camp 2017, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends.

Day Camps at the YMCA run on a weekly basis, Monday through Friday, for children ages 5-13 years. You can pick and choose which weeks you would like to attend; you can come just one week or the whole summer! Camp is from 9AM -4PM daily, with drop off starting at 7AM and pick up ending at 6PM

Looking for something different this summer? Then register for one of YMCA Specialty Summer Camps such as Surfing, Lego, Culinary or Active Arcade camps.

Learn more here. 

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FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2017, Tybee Island

Monday, March 20th, 2017

SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2016All this warm Spring weather has us looking forward to the annual SCAD Sand Arts Festival.

SCAD Sand Arts Festival
Fri. May 12 2017
Tybee Island, GA
South Beach by Tybee pier (note the new location that’s different from previous years)

See SCAD students, alumni, faculty & staff create elaborate sand creations on Tybee’s beach. Participants vie for awards and prizes, including the coveted top prize for SCAD Spirit.

See the 2016 winners here.

The public is invited to enjoy SCAD Sand Arts Festival, but the competition is limited to the SCAD community.

FREE Tybee Beach Bum Parade 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Tybee Beach Bum Parade 2017 Savannah 31st ANNUAL BEACH BUM PARADE

May 19, 2017 6:30-8:30PM
Come prepared to be soaked at the 31st 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.

See the safety notice & parade route here. 

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Showing of ‘Frozen” @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Frozen Lucas Theatre Savannah 2017

Disney is taking Frozen out of the Disney Vault for ONE NIGHT ONLY,

Support a great cause and see a favorite Disney Movie @ the Lucas Theatre in downtown Savannah. All donations benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The 2013 Disney hit Frozen will be shown @ Lucas Theatre in Savannah on Sat. April 29 2017, 5PM.

The movie is presented by Alison Harris, nominated for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Woman of the Year. Harris is joining LLS on their mission to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Her goal is to raise $100,000 in 10 weeks to help cure blood cancers. She’s dedicating her campaign in memory of her Grandmother, Marion Quinn, who died of Leukemia March 22, 1975, just 2 weeks before Harris’ parent’s wedding.

This movie is being shown by donation only for Alison Harris’ LLS Woman of the Year campaign.

Tickets are available via donation here.

Rated PG. 1 hour 49 minutes.

Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31401

You’re invited: The Harlem Legends Celebrity Basketball Show, Savannah

Monday, March 20th, 2017

YMCA Coastal Georgia Savannah Join the Haberhsham YMCA for a night of family-friendly competition on the court @ Savannah Country Day School.

The YMCA All-stars, featuring players from all over Savannah including the Y’s CEO, Joel Smoker, will take on the Harlem Legends in a game of hoops.

DATE: Fri. March 24 2017
TIME: Doors open at 6PM
Show starts 7PM
LOCATION: Savannah Country Day School
824 Stillwater Dr
Savannah, GA 31419
COST: $12.50 in advance, $10 (ages 8 & younger); $15 at the door

Tickets are available at the Habersham YMCA (6400 Habersham Street, Savannah, GA 31405) or call 912.354.6223 for more information.

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Video Game Design, Robotics @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Sylvan coding STEAM STEM summer camps math Savannah

Make Summer 2017 the Summer of STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) with Sylvan Learning of Savannah Summer Camps.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah offers the following Summer Camps 2017:

Video Game Design I & II
Robotics I & II
SAT/ACT Prep
Writing & Study Skills
Personalized Math & Reading

Four-week camp begins May 22 2017. To register, call 912. 355.2267.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah
340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Learn more here. 

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About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.

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Call 912-355-2267 or email dinopapa@sylvan3007.com

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

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Savannah Spring Festivals 2017: Family Food Truck Fun Festival & Spring Market, Skidaway Is. State Park

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Family Food Truck Festival Spring Market Skidaway Is. State Park Savannah Join your favorite food trucks AND local crafters, artists and yard salers for this incredible Spring market @ Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah in Savannah, Sat. April 22, 9AM-3PM.

Nosh on great food while you shop vendors, walk the trails or enjoy a ready made picnic in the park.

Want to be a vendor? Skidaway is providing 8 foot tables with 2 chairs for a $25 concession fee. Email anne.robinson@dnr.ga.gov for more information.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah 31411
912-598-2300

 

Registration now open for Robotics Competition 2017 in Savannah

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Robotics competition Savannah 2017 Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Georgia Southern University STEM Institute present the 2017 MATE ROV competition, Port Cities of the Future on Saturday, April 22 at 9AM in Savannah.

Student teams will compete for overall highest points in a mission to maintain operations supporting the commerce, entertainment, health and safety of a thriving port.

The competition provides students an opportunity to utilize STEM concepts to solve real-world challenges, preparing students for secondary education and careers, and offers educators training and expertise in applied technologies.

Competition for all classes will take place on:
Sat. April 22, 2017
Chatham County Aquatic Center
7240 Sallie Mood Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
8AM – 4PM

Registration deadline: Registration closed on April 15. All team members and coaches must be registered

For more information, visit http://graysreef.marinetech2.org

Try your first Kindermusik Savannah parent & me music class for free

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah parent & me early music classes prechoolers babies

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano in Savannah continues to support “Music in our Schools” month by encouraging parents that it’s never too early to begin to expose your baby to music.

Kindermusik Savannah offers classes for newborn to 7 year olds on weekdays, weekends, weekly and monthly. Your first trial class is free!

Come and experience the magic of the Kindermusik experience…where music and learning play

Also, don’t forget Kindermusik’s final monthly playdate for March is coming up Sat. March 25 at 10AM. The  theme is “Rig a Jig Jig: Music of Ireland!”.  Class is open to ages 0-7 and their caregivers. Each participant will receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs, and a $10 coupon to our weekly classes.

Cost is $15 per child (siblings pay only $5).  Enroll online today – spaces are limited.

Email kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912.988.KEYS

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends. 912-988-KEYS.

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2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival this Sat. March 25 (free from noon-5PM)

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

7th Annual A-Town Get DownSave the date for the 2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival, Saturday, March 25, 2017 featuring Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, AJ Ghent & More

Savannah’s 7th Annual A-Town Get Down will take place March 25, noon-12AM at its new location on Indian Street. The area, defined by Indian Street (between Fahm Street and the Talmadge Bridge) is well known as both a creative hub and emerging business community.

A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival Savannah 2017 The family-friendly event is free from noon to 5PM and ticketed from 5PM to midnight.

This year’s all-day festival will feature over 25 live bands and visual artists each representing diverse music genres and artistic styles. Performers include Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Snarky Puppy Horns, Low Country Voices, Old Salt Union, Walter Parks, Savannah Children’s Choir, AJ Ghent, Marques & The Marvelous Miracles, Waits & Co, Complicated Animals, Annalise Curtin, The Billy Jonas Band (Especially Family Oriented), and the Live Art of Jose Ray, Will Penny, SCAD Ceramics, Digital Art, Loop It Up Savannah and much more.

Thanks to the festival’s new location, guests can expect larger stages and more live music and live art installations than ever before over the 12-hour period. A-Town is also partnering with Loop It Up Savannah again this year to connect students from Title I school districts to free access to interactive art and music projects.

The festival was created in honor of art student and musician, Alex “A-Town” Townsend, who passed away in 2010. The all-day festival’s mission is to increase access to music and art to citizens of the region. From the hours of 12pm – 5pm, the festival is free and open to everyone for family-friendly art and music events. From 5pm – midnight, the festival becomes a ticketed event for the headliner performers and art events.

Tickets/cost
12pm – 5pm:
FREE for all ages
5PM – midnight:
$35/General Admission
$25/Student or Military (with valid ID)
$95/VIP (Includes Friday night event with special appearances, meet and greet with performers, complimentary VIP tent at festival, VIP seating and swag bag)

Tickets are available for purchase at A-TownGetDown.com.

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You’re invited to particpate in a Color-A-Thon 2017 Event in Pooler

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Color-A=Thon Savannah Pooler 2017 The community is invited to participate in the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Color-A-Thon Event in Pooler on Sat. April 1 2017.

This fun, healthy event is a fundraiser in which students collect donations, earn rewards and then participate in a 3K fun run as a culminating event. The students, their friends and family and other supporters can walk, run, skip, or dance through a course where they all will get blasted by color dust!

Coastal Empire Montessori, a Pre-K through 5th Grade charter school, serves students from all over Chatham County.

Register

Registration fee is $30 and includes a T-shirt and a color dye pack. (The color dust is safe, non-toxic and completely washable.) To register, click here. Online registration must be completed by March 22, 2017. There will also be on-site registration on the day of the event, however t-shirts will not be available onsite and will be shipped afterward.

The Coastal Empire Montessori Color-a-Thon
April 1, 2017, at 10AM (with day-of registration opening at 9AM)
@ Tom Triplett Community Park in Pooler, GA.
To donate or register, click here.

About Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School

Come see all the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School has to offer.

Attend an open house or guided tour of this PreK4-5th grade public charter school on Wed. March 29, 6PM.

Guided tours are every Wednesday at 10AM. Advance registration required by calling 912.395.4070.

Applications for the 2017-18 school year are being accepted now. Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017 at midnight. 

The lottery will be Tues. April 11, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Learn more about the school application process here.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School
301 Buckhalter Road
Savannah, GA 31405

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