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Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah, Aug. 5

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Telfair Museums Savannah Wegman

Free Family Day, Sat. Aug. 5 2017

Free Family Day: William Wegman
1-4PM, Aug. 5, Jepson Center

Say goodbye to the “dog days” of summer and kick off the start of the school year with a family day devoted to the art of William Wegman. Participate in gallery activities, make your own altered photos and postcards, and find out more about Savannah dogs available for adoption.
Admission is free & open to the public.

207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers regular free Family Days, daily drop-in studio & a monthly art start program.

Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Eclipse 2017 in Savannah: Solar eclipse programs in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty counties

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Free solar eclipse programs in Savannah Chatham County Effingham Liberty

UPDATE: Savannah-Chatham public schools to close Aug. 21 for the eclipse. Details here. 

How are you going to teach your kids about the first total solar eclipse spanning the United States since 1918?

The solar eclipse is coming Mon. Aug. 21, 2017. The path will stretch from South Carolina to Oregon, but the Coastal Empire region will experience a partial eclipse.

Below are some free & not-free kid-friendly solar eclipse programs in the Savannah area. 


FREE Solar Eclipse Programs

Live Oak Public Libraries (LOPL) is hosting special free solar eclipse events in Chatham, Effingham & Liberty Counties to share the science behind the eclipse, viewing tips & distribute free solar eclipse glasses to program patrons (at specific locations, while supplies last). There will be interactive activities & creative crafts for all ages.

Find out more about the eclipse & get a free pair of viewing glasses:
You must attend the program to receive glasses. Glasses are available while supplies last.

Southwest Chatham Library – Thurs. Aug. 17, 4PM
Springfield Library – Sat. Aug. 19, 3PM
Garden City Library – Mon. Aug. 21, 2PM

Discover what is an eclipse and make a pinhole projector:
Islands Library – Sat. Aug. 19, 10:30AM

Complete program details are at
Live Oak Public Libraries was one of more than 2,200 entities awarded a grant from Space Science Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to receive free eclipse viewing glasses. Through this outreach initiative, more than 2 million pairs of glasses will be distributed at public libraries across the nation.


Great American Solar Eclipse Digital Planetarium Show @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, Sun. Aug. 20

10AM-4PM Sat. Aug. 19 2017 UPDATE: This show is full.

Sun. Aug. 20 2017 shows:  Due to popularity, Oatland is offering a second day of programs on Sun. Aug. 20 2017 about solar eclipses from inside Oatland’s digital planetarium.

Come learn about the upcoming solar eclipse from inside our digital planetarium in the cool air conditioning. Program includes: why eclipses happen, why this one is historical; and, when, where, and how to safely view it.

Now being offered 5 times on Sun. Aug. 20: 10:30AM; 11:30AM; 1PM; 2PM & 3PM

Programs will include a workshop to make a pinhole camera for safe solar observing.

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for children. This fee includes admission to the center.
Register online here. 

Oatland’s space is limited. Register online here. 


Eclipse Events @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Mon. Aug. 21

Savannah Children’s Museum will have eclipse-related activities 9AM-2PM on Mon. August 21 2017.

Find admission cost info here. 

The museum is outdoors @ 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401.


Eclipse Events including free admission for kids @ National Museum of the Mighty Eighth, Mon. Aug. 21

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth in Pooler will have Operation Eclipse. ALL kids get in free with an adult admission. At the time of the eclipse (approximately 2:40PM local time), the group will head outside to see the eclipse. The museum will have a limited number of approved eclipse glasses for purchase and anyone going outside to see the eclipse needs proper eye wear.


Eclipse Events @ nearby Georgia State Parks, Mon. Aug. 21

Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Eclipse Paddling Trip
Cost: $50
Join a group to kayak to Butler Island and view a solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured.
Details here.

Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Super Spectacular Sharktooth Island Solar Paddle
Cost: $75 plus $5 parking fee
Paddle to Shark Tooth Island to enjoy the day with hot dogs and cold drinks while watching the solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured. $75 per person. Space is limited. Call for reservations: 912-727-2339.
Details here.

Free entrance to Georgia State Railroad Museum & other Savannah museums, Aug. 20

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Free entry to Savannah museums Aug. 20 Lift Every Voice

The Savannah sites listed below – including Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Georgia State Railroad Museum – will be free and open to the public with programs focused on African American History on Aug. 20, noon-4PM.

Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American History Museums Free Day
12-4PM, Aug. 20, 2017
Locations: Telfair Museums Owens-Thomas House, The Davenport House Museum, Ossabaw Island Foundation, Pin Point Heritage Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Beach Institute in partnership with City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal Archives

In celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Savannah museums are highlighting our city’s African American History. Join us for tours and exhibitions focused on the history of African Americans and to learn about future plans for more inclusive interpretations at some of these sites. Admission is free and open to the public.

Learn more here.

Schedule of activities

Beach Institute in partnership with City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives, will present the exhibit Law & Music, where guests will discover music through the collection of Civil Rights leader and local historian W. W. Law. City of Savannah archivists will also share artifacts and records from the City’s Municipal Archives that document Savannah’s African American history.

The Davenport House Museum will deliver tours on the world of urban slavery in early 19th century Savannah, as illustrated by the lives of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the property. Community members will share ongoing historical research and discuss plans for expansion of the site to tell a richer, fuller story through exhibitions in its house museum setting.

Georgia Historical Society will have one-of-a-kind archival materials relating to African American life in Savannah on view. Attendees can share their stories at a recording station. Guests can “Ask an Archivist,” to learn more about the Georgia Historical Society’s resources, research and preservation.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will give tours exploring the unique African American contributions to the history of the Central of Georgia Railway and other railroads throughout America. Visitors will learn about their expanded historical interpretation to share more diverse stories at this museum.

Ossabaw Island visitors will enjoy a walking tour of North End plantation, including three restored tabby cabins built by enslaved Africans for their housing. Learn about Hercules & Betty in the 1770s, the Bond brothers in the 1850s and 1860s, and their descendants who founded Pin Point community in the 1880s. The tour is limited to 35 people and is only accessible via ferry for an additional fee.

Pin Point Heritage Museum will offer tours about Gullah/Geechee culture, given by the residents who grew up in the small, close-knit community. Guests can learn about the unique lifeways, from daily life to religion, language and food. The Pin Point community was founded in 1896 by freedmen, from Ossabaw Island, after the Civil War.

Telfair Museums Owens-Thomas House tours will focus on the lives of the enslaved people who lived on the site. Listen to stories about Emma, Peter, and Diane and hear about Telfair’s plans for a more inclusive experience coming soon.

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(Savannah obstetricians, gynecologists) SouthCoast Health Welcomes Dr. Sarah Jarrell

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

SouthCoast Health Obstetrics Gynecology Savannah

SouthCoast Health is excited for Sarah C. Jarrell, M.D. to join the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

She will practice at the Candler Hospital Campus location. Dr. Jarrell is passionate for women’s health. Read more here about Dr. Jarrell’s interest in this field and why she followed many of her family members’ footsteps to work in the medical field.

To make an appointment with her, call 912-3554427 or click here.

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FREE workshop for parents @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Parents are invited to a parent education workshop on Saturday, July 29th from 9-11AM at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

The Montessori Education Society of Savannah (MESS) is hosting a workshop entitled “Implementing Grace & Courtesy – Creating a Peaceful Home” by Jonathan Wolff, Founder and Director of Learning for Life and Montessori Leadership.

Come learn more about fostering grace and courtesy in the home.

This event is for adults only. Parents are welcome to attend.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA 31410

Registration Open for Before & After-School Child Care with YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

after-school childcare Savannah YMCA Coastal Georgia

Before & After-School Childcare in Savannah

A new school year is right around the corner and YMCA of Coastal Georgia can’t wait to have the best year yet!

Be sure to join us for our before & after school programs, Pryme Tyme and Fun Club.

At the Y, kids are able to learn, grow and thrive in a safe environment after school.

Registration is open for the new school year now. Learn more here.

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(Savannah Family Therapists): Parenting Class with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Parenting Class Savannah Family Counseling Building Blocks

Registration is open for August/September Parenting Classes in Rincon with Building Blocks Family Counseling.

Parenting Class

This six-week parenting class utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.
Through this program parents will learn how to:
 Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
 Stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things
 Set enforceable limits
 Avoid enabling and begin empowering
 Help their kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
 Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
And much more!

Classes start August 10 2017
6:30-8PM United Way of Coastal Empire-Effingham 711 Zitterour Dr. Rincon, GA

Session Costs:
$70 Early Bird Special
$90 Regular Pricing- same price for parent and coparent
(spouse or grandparent)

To register please call 912-349-8043 or email

Click here for more information.


About Family Building Blocks Family Counseling

Do you ever feel like you’re having the same fight over and over again with your spouse?
Do you struggle to understand your children’s behaviors and emotions?
Do you feel disconnected to those you love the most?

Well, you’re not alone! Relationships can be very hard and taking that first step in reaching out is tough.

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Richmond Hill is here to help you build a personal pathway to happiness.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Ashley Moore’s goal is to help you explore what keeps you (and/or your partner/family) “stuck” and work toward creating new cycles of interaction. Ashley helps couples and families find healthy solutions for a deeper connection and more satisfying relationships.

Building Blocks Family Counseling provides solutions to build healthy families.

Services provided: play therapy, couples counseling, and parenting consultation.


Building Blocks Family Counseling,,  912-349-8043, email, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a advertiser 

(Savannah Moms Groups) Connect with other moms @ MOPS @ Compassion Christian Church’s East Campus

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Savannah Moms groups

Connect with other moms this school year! Attend MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Savannah Christian Church East Campus.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) connects moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world.

Moms who are pregnant or have children through kindergarten are invited to the MOPS group at SCC East Campus.

Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, with the first meeting starting Sept. 21 2017-May 3 2018.

For more info, email is .

Compassion Christian Church East Campus
9150 Old Montgomery Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

Gymnastics & Tumbling After-School Classes @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Summit Gymnastics Savannah Fall 2017 after-school tumbling classes For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Fall 2017 Gymnastics & Tumbling classes start in August 2017. 

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email


Class Pricing for Recreational Gymnastics, Tumbling

Class Princing– $84/per month
Yearly Registration Fee: $50/per child, $80/per family
Call at 912-921-1034 or email to enroll. You can also enroll online via Summit’s Customer Portal by visiting Summit’s Facebook page here, then click on the “Sign Up” bottom.



Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here.Summit Gymnastics is a advertiser

Things to do in Savannah with toddlers, preschoolers: Kindermusik Savannah parent & me playdates

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah mommy me preschooler music

Playdate week has arrived!

This week kicks off July monthly playdates at Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano.

The theme is “Backyard Bugs!”, so bring your 0-7 year olds to experience, through the joy of music, movement, instruments, singing, stories and more, as we celebrate our familiar critter friends!

Admission: $15 per child (only $5 for siblings) and each child will receive the class, an instrument to take home, 10 Kindermusik songs, AND a bonus gift worth $10.

Classes are filling quickly; enroll online at

Playdates will be offered 3 times:  7/22, 7/26 and 7/29 at 10am. Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

Kindermusik Savannah,,  email or, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a advertiser

New Mommy & Me ballet class @ The STUDIO, Savannah

Friday, July 14th, 2017

New class announcement @ The STUDIO-Savannah

The STUDIO-Savannah is now offering Mommy-and- Me classes. Classes begin the week of August 14 2017.

This is a great way to get introduced to ballet together.

For ages 18 months-3 years old
Thursdays 1:30PM
Cost: $50 per month

Reserve your spot today @ or email at


Stay connected by liking The STUDIO on Facebook here & following The STUDIO on Instagram here.

The STUDIO, 954.682.5694 email, 2805B Roger Lacey Ave., Savannah, GA, 31404 The Studio is a advertiser 

Savannah after-school care: Byrd’s transported after-care karate

Thursday, July 13th, 2017


Savannah after-school care Savannah Byrd Korean Martial arts

Byrd’s transported after-school martial arts on Whitemarsh Island Savannah provides a fun after-school experience for children and a refreshing alternative to day care.

Martial arts can help kids become confident, focused and fit.

The program focuses on developing students’ discipline & attitude toward school. They evolve into a positive “Yes, I can” attitude while forming strong friendships.  The program also focuses on physical fitness, proper socialization skills, teamwork, cooperation skills.

Learn more here. 

To register, call 912-898-0406 for more information.

Click here to register online.

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts, 4717 East Highway 80 Suite A next to Publix, Whitemarsh Is. Savannah, (912) 898-0406, On Facebook here. Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts is a advertiser 

Savannah photographers: Summertime portrait deal with Family Tides Photography

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Savannah Photographers Family Tides Children's

Family Tides Photography has just a few spots left for their Sweet Summertime special on July 21 & July 22 in Savannah.

These are quick and fun, 15-minute sessions just for kids. Watermelons and lemons make the sweetest summertime memories!

This is Family Tides Photography’s lowest priced special of the year:  $99 covers the session and online delivery of the best 10 images from the session with print release.

Book your child or children’s session online here. 

Portraits by Savannah professional photographer Nancy Hedtke, owner of Family Tides Photography, are in high demand by parents in Savannah & the Lowcountry. She combines a modern aesthetic with authentic moments providing quality images.

Stay connected & updated about portrait sessions by following Family Tides Photography on Instagram here & liking their page on Facebook here.

Family Tides Photography, 912-650-0242, email,, Family Tides Photography is a advertiser 

Fall 2017 after-school dance classes for all ages including Mommy & Me class @ The STUDIO-Savannah

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

after-school ballet Savannah jazz, hip-hop, aerial silks

The STUDIO-Savannah

Enrollment is now open for 2017-2018 dance season @ The STUDIO, which offers the most professional and innovative dance training in Savannah. All ages. All levels.

Programs offered include:
Mommy and Me classes
Pre-professional training
Adult classes
Classical Ballet, Pointe
Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip-Hop,
Aerial Silk Arts, Aerial Yoga
Birthday Parties

Classes resume August 14 2017.

Enroll today! Limited space available. Find enrollment and registration info here.

Conveniently located near East Victory Drive and Skidaway Road in Savannah, The STUDIO provides individual attention, classical and contemporary training, intricate choreography, unique performance experiences, and inspiration.


Stay connected by liking The STUDIO on Facebook here & following The STUDIO on Instagram here.

The STUDIO, 954.682.5694 email, 2805B Roger Lacey Ave., Savannah, GA, 31404 The Studio is a advertiser 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Savannah United Goalkeeper/Striker Camp

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Savannah United Goalkeeper Striker Camp Summer 2017

Sign up now for Savannah United Goalkeeper/Striker Camp happening July 24-28 2017.

The Striker part of this camp focuses on all the actions that take place near the goal. The Goalkeeper part of camp focuses on both technical aspects and tactical awareness for goalkeepers.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your child to improve skills this summer

Find registration info here.

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Disney Summer Classics on Sundays @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts, Savannah

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Great Mouse Detective Savannah Lucas Theater Disney Classics

“The Great Mouse Detective” will be the featured movie Sun. Aug. 6 as part of The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Disney Summer Classics on Sundays at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah.

Disney Classic animated films will screen on Sunday afternoons through Aug. 13 beginning at 3PM, including the following timeless tales:
“The Great Mouse Detective” on Aug. 6
“Toy Story” on Aug. 13

Tickets are $8 for general admission; $5 for military and seniors; $5 for non-SCAD students and children under 15; and FREE for SCAD Card holders.

Come see these timeless classics all summer long! It’s the perfect outing for families and friends of all ages.

Learn more here.

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