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Savannah Summer Camps 2017 Guide

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Savannah Hilton Head Summer Camps 2015

Visit our Savannah-Lowcountry Area Summer Camps 2017 directory here to help you find the type of camps you and your children are looking for this summer.

The guide includes a variety of camps – arts, dance, languages, sports, STEM, enrichment – as well as camps for all ages including pre-school.

If you want to advertise a summer camp in the guide, please email anne@southernmamas.com.

Click here to start planning a fun Summer 2017.

Free admission to National Parks thanks to Every Kid in a Park program

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Every Kid in A Park free national park admission fourth graders Fort Pulaski The Every Kid in a Park program gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed parks, lands and waters.

To obtain the free pass, fourth graders simply participate in a fun online activity and receive a voucher for a free 4th Grade Annual Pass. Print out the voucher and take it with you and your family to a national park or monument (We went to the front gate at Fort Pulaski National Monument), where you can turn the voucher in for a laminated National Park pass.

This program, called Every Kid in a Park, begins Sept. 1 of your fourth grade year and runs until Aug. 31 of that year. Learn more here. 

Melanoma, Take a Hike! @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Melanoma Take a Hike Savannah Dermatologists

In honor May being Melanoma Awareness month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology in Savannah will lead a skin cancer awareness excursion – “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” – on Sun. May 21 2017 at 3PM at Skidaway Island State Park.

Dr. Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Water, sunscreen and some light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, click here.

Proceeds benefit the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute.

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY

Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

Low Country Dermatology, 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406, lcderm.com Low Country Dermatology is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Parent & Me music classes: First class is free @ Kindermusik Savannah

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Kindermusik music classes preschoolers toddlers Savannah Pooler New month, new music!

Spring into May with brand new themes at Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano.

The Monday classes, 10 and 11AM, are starting “Playtime!” for ages 0-5. The Tuesday 10AM class is beginning “Around the Farm!” for ages 0-7.

Your first class is FREE.

Come see why 99.9% of parents recommend Kindermusik for their 0-7 year olds!

Kindermusik…where music and learning play. Kindermusikwith88Keys.com or 912-988-KEYS.

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912-988-KEYS to join the fun.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Save the date: Matilda Jane Clothing introduces swim line @ trunk shows in Bluffton, Savannah

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Matilda Jane Trunk Shows Savannah Bluffton Hilton Head Swimsuits

Introducing Matilda Jane Clothing’s first ever swim line – just in time for beach season.

Picture darling ruffles, dainty prints & vintage-inspired details. Pieces for baby, girls, tween & women  – something for all ages.

Senior Team Leader Matilda Jane Clothing Robyn Shirley – serving Bluffton/Hilton Head Is. & the Savannah area – is looking forward to sharing this beautiful MJC swim line with you.

You’re invited to Robyn’s Matilda Jane Clothing trunk shows Monday May 1 2017, 10-1PM @ 11 Okatie Road in Bluffton or @ The Landings in Savannah Friday May 5, 10AM-Noon. Contact Robyn for more info via email robynS@matildajaneclothing.com or call 843-384-3842

Robyn is now booking trunk shows for those interested and is looking to add a trunk keeper to help her in Savannah.

To book a show in your area, email Robyn: robynS@matildajaneclothing.com or call 843-384-3842

Shop directly from Robyn’s personal MJC website here.  To get the inside scoop – request to join Robyn’s private Facebook group here.

Robyn Shirley, Matilda Jane Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, email RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com, tel: 843-384-3842, Robyn Shirley is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

Family Summer Movies 2017 @ Tybee Post Theater

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Family Summer Movies Tybee Post Theater

Family Movies @ Tybee Post Theater during Summer 2017

Tickets $7 adults, $5 children.

Group rates available for summer camps. Call 912-472-4790.

Tuesday, July 25, at 3 pm, “Finding Dory”
Wednesday, July 26, at 3 and 7 pm, “Sing”
Thursday, July 27, at 3 and 7 pm, “The Boss Baby”

Tickets $7 adults, $5 children.
Group rates available for summer camps.
Call 912-472-4790.

Tybee Post Theater
10 Van Horne Ave.
Tybee Island,GA

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FREE Gray’s Reef Tuesdays @ Tybee Post Theatre

FREE Gray’s Reef Tuesdays series of extraordinary ocean-themed documentaries returns this summer on most Tuesdays at 7PM.

Doors open 6:30 p.m. and movies start at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Free, with suggested donation of $5 to support the Tybee Post Theater and the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. 

See the complete schedule here.

 

Preschool Openings for Summer & 2017-18 School Year @ JEA Preschool Savannah

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Limited Openings
JEA Preschool Savannah is pleased to announce openings for this summer and the 2017-2018 school year in this dynamic early childhood education program for toddlers through Pre-K.

Through the ALEF Fund, there is generous financial assistance available to children enrolled in JEA Preschool’s top notch, private Pre-K class. (Children entering this class must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017.)

Please contact Director Jodi Sadler to schedule a tour.
912-355-8111 – preschool@savj.org – 5111 Abercorn Street; Savannah, GA 31405

Don’t miss this opportunity to enroll your child in Savannah’s Quality Rated, premier early learning center!

JEA Preschool Savannah admits students of any race, color, national, racial or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Learn more about JEA Preschool Savannah & see photos by clicking here. 

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah: 3 Things All Kids Need When Working Out (and good for grown ups too)

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

crossfit hyperformance kids classes savannah We all know there are many benefits of moving our bodies daily. Clarity of mind, stress relief, and a ton of feel-good hormones to name a few. Our kids are no different and in fact can benefit even more from exercise in some unexpected ways.

Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah shares the following 3 elements which are a part of every Crossfit Kids class because they are so important for development.

Hanging. Crossfit kids love to climb on ropes and hang on rings. This is their favorite part of class! Hanging is important whether it’s from monkey bars or tree limbs because it stabilizes the shoulder girdle. This leads to better posture and performance in school and improved motor skills. It also helps to prevent injury later when kids participate in throwing sports.

Jumping / Landing. This is the number one factor increasing bone density and will set your child up for stronger bones through out life. Cutting out soda isn’t bad either if you want to maintain bone density. This is fabulous for adults, too.

Inversion. Going up-side-down whether a cartwheel, roll, or learning a handstand helps to train the inner ear. Movements like these help increase coordination and make kids more aware of how their bodies move in space. Coordination and awareness leads to better sports performance and reduces injury.
Of course, all these elements are great for grown-ups too!

FREE kids’ trial class

Kids can attend one free trial class. From now until June 5 2017, classes meet on Wednesdays at 4PM and Saturdays at 10AM (no class this Sat. April 29).

Adults can attend a free 1-on-1 session by appointment. For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at www.crossfithp.com.

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email crossfithp@gmail.com, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Karate & Sword Camps @ Pooler Karate

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

karate summer camp Pooler sword ninja Savannah Pooler Karate Summer Camp Martial Arts Carson Fortner's Pooler Karate

Carson Fortner’s Pooler Karate has been offering a variety of martial arts programs for all skills and all ages for seven years in Pooler.

Pooler Karate is a family-oriented martial arts school that offers programs to children and adults ages two and older.

Pooler Karate offers traditional American Tang Soo Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Krav Maga. They also offer martial arts to students who have special needs with their program called Special Kicks.

Carson Fortner (owner/Master Instructor) prides himself in his students and loves his karate family as his own.

Check out these camps Pooler Karate will offer during Summer 2017.

Sword Summer Camp @ Pooler Karate
110 Towne Center Drive – Pooler
July 10-July 14 2017
9AM-1PM
Snacks provided. Please provide a lunch for your child.

Basic Weapon Form, Weapon Form, Games, Water Park & More….
$199 for the week 10% Sibling Discount & BBC Members (there is a separate fee for a sword)
Option A. $25 Option B. $69 Option C. $199 (name included)

Surf Lagoon on Fri. July 14, campers ticket included. * Adult supervision will be required.

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Karate Summer Camp @ Pooler Karate
110 Towne Center Drive – Pooler
June 19-June 23 2017
9AM-1PM
Snacks provided. Please provide your child with a lunch.

$199 for the week, 10% sibling discount & BBC Members
Surf Lagoon on Fri. June 24, campers ticket will be included. *Adult supervision required

Stay connected with Pooler Karate by liking them on Facebook here. 

Pooler Karate, 10 Towne Center Blvd #200, Pooler, GA, (912) 748-7111, email poolerkarate@gmail.com Pooler Karate is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Engineering Academy STEM Camp

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Savannah Engineering Academy Summer Camp 2017 STEM Attention parents of teens who are considering careers in engineering.

The May 18 2017 application deadline is quickly approaching for The 2017 Savannah Engineering Academy Summer STEM Camp.

The five-day summer program @ Armstrong State University is June 5-9 2017. It is for rising junior and senior high school students interested in math, science and engineering.

During this STEM 2017 summer camps, students will:

  • explore engineering through hands-on activities such as building LED flashlights, remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), and a water filter;
  • enjoy field trips such as a riverboat tour of the Savannah River to learn about harbor deepening, river dredging, and local port activity;
  • visit to a local site development construction project
  • go on site visits to facilities including Gulfstream Aerospace, JCB, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography & more.

Students work with professional engineers from major engineering disciplines including civil, electrical, computer, aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, water resources, environmental, and ocean.

What an amazing opportunity to learn about engineering, inform decisions on a college major and strengthen their college application.

To participate, students must:

  • Be a rising junior or senior in high school
  • Provide a teacher recommendation
  • Have grades of 80% (3.0/4.0) or better in all math/engineering/science/technology classes

Applications available online here.
Application Deadline: Mon. May 18, 2017
No application fee. Only cost: $60 registration fee

For more information, email info@savannahengineeringacademy.net or visit www.savannahengineeringacademy.net

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Save Big on Disney: FREE Dining Is Here

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Disney Deals Travel Savannah Free Dining Two Sisters Travel

FREE DINING at Walt Disney World is now available for select dates this fall and winter. If you’ve been considering a Disney vacation, this popular promotion is a great way to save money.

Available dates are Aug. 21-Sept. 30; Nov. 14-20; Nov. 25-27; and Dec. 8-23. Free dining is being offered to guests for their entire length of stay as long as your arrival date is within the promotion dates.

FREE Dining Plans are available at select Walt Disney World Resorts and require a minimum 3-night stay with 2-day Magic Your Way ticket with Park Hopper or Water Park upgrade. Guests staying in a Value & Moderate Resorts will receive the Quick-Service Dining Plan and guests in Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts receive the Disney Dining Plan. You can even upgrade your dining plan by paying the cost difference between your complimentary plan and the plan you want. This is a very popular time to try out the Deluxe Dining Plan.

Availability is extremely limited, and dining reservations are already open for most of these dates, so let’s get your FREE DINING vacation package secured now!

Contact Two Sisters Travel now for your no-obligation vacation quote or details. And remember, Two Sisters’ travel planning services are 100% FREE.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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FREE Mother’s Day admission to Jacksonville Zoo

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Mother's Day free coupon Jacksonville Zoo 2017Celebrate MOM with free admission to Jacksonville Zoo on Mother’s Day, May 14 2017.

Mom gets in free with the purchase of any adult or child’s ticket with the coupon.

Click here for the Mother’s Day Coupon!

Jacksonville Zoo & Garden, 370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville, Fla 32218, (904) 757-4463 www.jacksonvillezoo.org

Savannah Mother’s Day Activities: Gift-making @ UGA Marine Education Center, Skidway Is.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

mother's Day events Savannah Skidaway Island Mother’s Day Gift-making: The art of Gyotaku @ UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium on Skidaway Is., Savannah
Sat. May 13 @ 11AM-Noon
$14
Discover Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing. Learn about what makes a fish a fish, then try your hand at Gyotaku. Paper for Gyotaku prints will be provided, but if you would like to print on fabric please bring your own article of clothing, tote bag or cloth object to print on.
Children 5 & older, must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn more here.

To register call or email Kayla Clark, (912) 598-3345 or kayla270@uga.edu

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More May 2017 kid-friendly events @ UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium, Skidaway Is., Savannah

Maritime Forest Night Hike
May 24 2017 @ 8:30-9:30PM
Cost: $10
Explore the maritime forest at night at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Staff will lead participants down the nature trails while listening for owls, insects, and other night noises. Participants may even spot deer or bats during the hike. This program is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration and payment due Friday, May 19, 2017
To register call or email Kayla Clark, (912) 598-3345 or kayla270@uga.edu

Free community-wide block party @ Guerry Lumber Yard, Savannah

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Historic Savannah Foundation will host a free community-wide block party on Sat. June 3 11AM-3PM.

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement.

Guerry Lumber Yard. Celebrate Guerry Lumber’s 90th anniversary with demonstrations and workshops highlighting the art of preservation. This festive and family friendly event will feature live music, food and drink, exhibits from local craftsmen and students, and a bike valet.  There will also be presentations by Storyteller J’miah Nabawi featuring his interactive workshop WOOD Makes Music!™, and the Davenport House Museum Dancers.

Guerry Lumber will donate $1.90 to Historic Savannah Foundation for every attendee of the Block Party, with a check presentation to follow in the post-party weeks. The $1.90 signifies the celebration of a historical, family-owned business turning 90 years old and acknowledging the fact that historic preservation plays a momentous role in our community.

Free & open to the public.

WHEN: Saturday, June 3 2017
11AM-3PM
WHERE: 123 West 44th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement.

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FOR MORE FREE FAMILY-EVENTS, VISIT OUR FREE EVENTS PAGE HERE.

You’re invited: FREE Springpalooza this Sat. April 29, Savannah

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Free Spring Festival Savannah Compassion Christian Church

FREE Springpalooza 2017 @ Compassion Christian Church, Savannah

Compassion Christian Church is pulling out all the stops for a special Springpalooza event.

Bring your whole family for games, food, inflatables, music, a scavenger hunt and door prizes. Invite a friend to come with you. It’s going to be fun. And it’s all free!

Learn more here. 

10AM-Noon | Saturday, April 29
Compassion Christian Church’s Henderson Campus
55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419

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Free Family-Friendly “Tech Fest”, Bluffton

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Free events Savannah Bluffton The Don Ryan Center for Innovation in Bluffton will host the first-ever “Tech Fest” on May 18 featuring demo coding, robotics and animation plus food trucks.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will provide the community with an unprecedented look at the innovative teaching techniques happening today at local schools. Featuring:

* Robotics demonstrations
* Student project presentations
* Hands-on activities & demonstrations for kids & adults
* Unique, fun learning environment and a great way to encourage innovation in students.
* Networking opportunities with student innovators, entrepreneurs and some of the area’s most successful innovators and graduates of the DRCI Business Incubator Program

Tech Fest will gather the region’s innovators for an evening celebrating technology in the classroom — and beyond.

Tech Fest
Thurs. May 18 2017 5-7PM
Outdoors at the Don Ryan Center for Innovation’s temporary headquarters, located in Buckwalter Place, adjacent to the Bluffton Police Department.

Tech Fest will gather educators, and student innovators from the area’s schools, with presentations and demonstrations from Bluffton Elementary, McCracken Middle School, Cross Schools, River Ridge Academy, Bluffton High School and May River High School.

The event will feature students and their teachers showcasing the state-of-the-art technology and innovative teaching techniques being utilized in today’s classrooms and will give students the opportunity to present their groundbreaking projects.

Food trucks include It’s Only Fair, Downtown Curbside Kitchen and Joe Loves Lobster Rolls.

For more information about The Don Ryan Center for Innovation and Tech Fest, visit donryancenter.com