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(Savannah pumpkin patches) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch & maze (daytrip from Savannah)

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes near Savannah Hilton Head Is.

Is it Fall yet, y’all?

We can’t wait for the weather to cool and for Poppell family farms to open for the fall season.

If you haven’t taken your family to visit this 10-acre maze labyrinth & activity-packed farm in Odum (about six miles from Jesup), please put it on your Fall to-do list. It is well worth the drive from Savannah.

Poppell Farms  2017 Fall season is weekends Sat. Oct. 7-Sun. Nov. 5 2017.

Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, maze, hayrides, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities are open every Saturday & Sunday from Sat. Oct. 7-Sun. Nov. 5 2017.

New for 2017:  Online Tickets @

Hayrides Pumpkin Patches Mazes Savannah

About Poppell Farms

Take a hayride to Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus in the pumpkin patch, get lost in the maze, ride the cow train, feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, two crop hoppers for big kids, which are giant jumping air pillows that have kids giggling upon their first bounce.

New activities this year: Little Farmers Playground (6 & younger); Jumping Jacks Jumping Pillow (6 & younger); Baseball Pitch – How fast can you throw?

PICNIC AREAS are available for use, so bring your own food or visit Poppell Farms’ CALF-A CONCESSION STAND for hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, chicken sandwiches & fries. Candy, popcorn & treats available.

Other activities include pony rides ($5); duck races; six & younger playground (with 2 bounce houses); hop-a-long rodeo; Betsy the Milk cow contest; large catfish pond (no fishing / watch them eat)

Maze Design for Fall 2017 Coming Sept. 1 2017


The Trail of Terror
An 800 ft. haunted walking trail through the Zombie filled woods.
Starting Fri. Oct. 13,  open every Friday & Saturday night through Sat. Oct. 28
Recommended for ages 12 & older.
Open Halloween



Poppell Farms is open on Sundays, too, for those whose Saturdays are packed with kids’ sporting events.

Sat. Oct. 7-Sun. Nov. 5 2017
10 AM- 10 PM Saturdays
Noon-5 PM Sundays
(5 PM-10PM Fridays, Maze & Haunted Trail, Nighttime activities)
(5PM-10PM Saturdays, Maze & Haunted Trail, Nighttime activities)

Tickets. For ticket prices, click here.  Online tickets:


Pumpkin patches, farms, hayrides, mazes Poppell Farms Savannah

2017 Special Events

Sat. Oct. 7: Grand Opening
Sat. Oct. 14: Public Safety Day
The Fire Safety House along with Safe Kids program & Emergency Vehicles all provided by Jesup Fire Dept, Odum Fire Dept. and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office
Sat. Oct. 21: Grandparent’s Day. All Grandparents with Grandchildren present receive $ 2 off Daytime Combo Ticket
Sat. Oct. 28: Scout Day Recognizing all Scouts present @ 2PM
Outdoor showing of the movie “THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN” @ 7PM
Sat. Nov. 4 & Sun. Nov. 5: Thank You to All Who Serve, $ 2 per ticket discount (with ID) for all Military, Law Enforcement,Firefighters, and Emergency Personnel

Poppell Farms, email , (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a advertiser

Savannah Fall Festivals, pumpkin patches, mazes, Halloween fun

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Savannah Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Corn Mazes 2016

Pumpkin patches. Mazes. Fall festivals. Halloween traditions.

We know y’all love Fall. And that you don’t want to miss a single hayride.

Visit the Fall Fun Guide 2017 throughout the season to find pumpkin patches, fall festivals, Halloween fun & more.

Here’s how to make the most of this beautiful season in the Lowcountry. This list will be updated throughout the season.


Savannah Fall Fun Guide 2017

Winter 2017 Classes, Workshops, Homeschool Meet-Ups @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, Savannah

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Saturday Art Kids Workshops Savannah Henny Penny Art Space Cafe

Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah offerswith loads of fun weekly classes, fun open studio themes, Saturday workshops & homeschool meetups – for all ages.

See all the Nov/Dec. 2017 Henny Penny classes, the homeschool meet-up schedule & Saturday workshops here. 

For the special Saturday workshops below, please register your child in advance as space is limited. Pre-register at


Homeschool meet-up Savannah Henny Penny art classes

Homeschool Meet Ups

Homeschool Meet Up at Henny Penny Art Space and Café. Each week, Henny Penny will offer an artist inspired art project. No registration required, just show up. 2-4PM Wednesdays. Different theme each week. See the schedule here. 

Homeschool Meet Up
2-4PM Wednesdays | $7; $5 for siblings
Weekly art project inspired by famous artists! No pre-registration required, just show up!

Nov. 8, Charles Shultz
Nov. 15, Fred Babb
Nov. 22, Yayoi Kusama
Nov. 29, Beatrice Alemagna
Dec. 6, Van Gogh
Dec. 13, Clay Birds
Dec. 20, Nancy Wolff Kokka
Dec. 27, Paul Klee


Weekday Classes

All Ages

Ms. Jami’s Storytime Art
Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm | $5

Pretend Play
Mondays, 1pm-4pm | $7
Join us for dress up fun! Each week we’ll make something new and exciting to fuel kids love for creative play! Ages 3 and under might need parental assistance.

Play Doh Play Dates
Tues. & Thurs., 10am-4pm | $5
Cookie cutters, rolling pins, we’ve got everything to make wonderful play doh creations in our “mini” kitchen.

Mommy & Me Crafty Mornings
Wednesdays, 10AM-Noon | All Ages | $5
Nov. 8, Hedgehog Hanging Art
Nov. 15, Fall Collage
Nov. 22, Turkey Wood Slice
Nov. 29,Mushrooms & Ladybugs
Dec. 6, Tree Ornament
Dec. 13, Gingerbread House
Dec. 20, Snowman Snow Globes
Dec. 27,New Year Fireworks Art

Homeschool Meet Up
Wednesdays, 2pm-4pm | $7; $5 for siblings
Join us for a weekly art project inspired by famous artists! No pre-registration required, just show up.

Adult Crafting
Thursdays, 1-4pm | $10
Nov. 9, Beginners Weaving
Nov. 16, Personalized Peg People Name Tags
Nov. 30, Yarn Wreaths
Dec. 7, Holiday Garland Part I
Dec. 14, Holiday Garland Part II
Dec. 21, Tiny Trees for your Table
Dec. 28, Peg Doll Cake Toppers

Petite Picassos!
Fridays, 10am-4pm | All Ages | $5
Kids paint at their very own “petite” sized easels! Sit back and relax with a coffee, we’ll provide your little artist with everything needed to make their own masterpiece.

Calling All Animal Lovers
Saturdays, 9am-5pm | All Ages | $5
Paint a different animal on canvas each week.


Open Studio

All Ages

Kids love to create. Henny Penny loves to help, providing a variety of art materials for your child to make something uniquely special.

Monday thru Friday, 10AM-4PM | Cost: $5
Saturdays, 9AM-5PM | Cost: $5

Special Saturday Workshops

All Ages • 3-4pm • $20. Please register your child in advance as space is limited. Pre-register at

See the schedule in the top image above. 


About Henny Penny 

Henny Penny is located at 1514 Bull St. Savannah.

Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking birthday parties.

Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio opened Henny Penny earlier this year.

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(Savannah childcare) Habersham YMCA Child Learning Center has limited spots available for Fall 2017 enrollment

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Savannah childcare after-school care YMCA Coastal Georgia

Habersham YMCA Child Learning Center in Savannah has limited spots available for Fall 2017 enrollment

YMCA of Coastal Georgia wants to help your child learn, grow and thrive at the Y!

The Habersham YMCA Child Learning Center in Savannah has a LIMITED number of openings at the center. They are accepting students 6 weeks old to Pre-K for this fall.

Interested families should contact Candace Thigpen at 912.721.3098 for more information. Learn more here.

Habersham YMCA
6400 Habersham St
Savannah, GA 31405

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2 FREE Days at Universal Orlando Resort

Monday, August 28th, 2017
Universal Studios 2017 deals Two Sisters Travel

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Entertainment at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando Resort’s most popular promotion is back and Two Sisters Travel has all of the details.

Get 2 FREE park days when you purchase a 3-Park, 2-Day Park to Park ticket for Universal Orlando Resort. You’ll have double the time to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Despicable Me Minions, and more of your favorite characters with your family. Package with a onsite resort hotel to enjoy even more special vacation package savings and benefits including Early park Admission & complimentary park transportation.

Don’t have plans during Fall Break or Thanksgiving? Universal Orlando Resort is the perfect destination for last minute getaways. Take in a long weekend of adventure and fun for less than $145 per person, per day for a family of 4.

Or visit during the holiday season to experience the brand new Christmas festivities at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or the ever popular Seuss Christmas.

Two Sisters Travel can even create a customized Universal Orlando Resort vacation package for your family with accommodations, tickets, dining plans, Blue Man Group tickets, even admission to Sea World. The possibilities are endless. And you can always rest assured that you’ll receive the lowest pricing, guaranteed.

Hurry the FREE 2 day ticket offer ends soon. Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today for a no-obligation vacation quote online or call us at 843-284-3241, and let’s start planning your exciting Universal Orlando Resort vacation today

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel


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Enter to win an iPad @ Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry Meet & Greet (Savannah dentists)

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry Dentists Savannah kids

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry – a new Savannah pediatric dentist practice – will host a free brunch and meet and greet on Wed. Sept 6 2017, 10AM-Noon.

You’re invited to come meet Dr. Krista Cox Hinchey, check out the new facility & enjoy a coffee bar & brunch goodies. There will be a raffle to win a free iPad plus other giveaways.

Questions? Call Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry at 912-298-5437 or check out the practice on Facebook at Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah.

About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

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Halloween Pottery Painting Party: Sugar Skull-ramics @ Starlight Pottery

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Starlight Pottery Sugar Skull Ceramics Painting Halloween

Get ready for Halloween.

Bring the kids for a festive afternoon that includes sugar skull votives, light refreshments & pottery painting @ Starlight Pottery in Savannah. Kids can select to paint either two mugs; or two bowls; or one mug & one bowl. Cost: $65 per package.

Where:  Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA  31406

When: Sunday, 4-6PM Oct. 15 2017

Reservations: Call to reserve your child’s spot: (912) 303-9599.

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Savannah after-school activities: Fall 2017 Youth Classes @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Telfair Museums Youth art classes drawing children's photography

Telfair Museums Jepson Center in Savannah is offering these enticing Fall 2017 youth art classes:

Portfolio Builder Fall Session: Youth Drawing I
Ages 10-14
4.30-6PM, Thursdays, Sept. 7- Oct. 5, Jepson Center
This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills. In Drawing I, students will develop an understanding of foundational drawing, a great class for students to develop their art portfolios. New students welcome! Museum members $100, non-members $125. Register online here or call 912.790.8823.

Analog Photography Basics
Ages 10-14
1-5PM, Nov. 18-19, Jepson Center
Have you ever wondered how analog photography works? In this two-day workshop, you will get an introduction to 35mm film and how to use a darkroom. Students will shoot and develop their own film, as well as make photograms and silver gelatin photographs with enlargers. Museum members $100, non-members $125. Register online here or call 912.790.8823.

Exploring Cyanotype
Ages 10-14
1-5PM, Dec. 15-16, Jepson Center
Cyanotype is a photographic chemistry that dates back to the 1840s and makes beautiful blue-toned images. In the first day of this workshop, students will learn how to coat paper to make it light-sensitive, and create photograms from different objects. Students will also be able to shoot photographs with digital cameras and learn to make large negatives for creating cyanotype photographs. Museum members $100, non-members $125. Register online here or call 912.790.8823.


207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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Hilton Head/Bluffton Kids’ Activities: Free Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Free Family Night Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head activities kids

You are invited to FREE Family Fun Big Truck Night on Fri. Sept. 1 2017 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

This community event is free for all families – visitors and Hilton Head Island area residents are all welcome!

Kids can climb inside Hilton Head Is Fire Rescue & the Palmetto Electric Bucket Truck. Depending on the weather, let the kids take a bounce in the Bounce House, build big with the Big Blue Blocks or get creative and crafty.

It’s a chance for parents and kids to play and explore our exhibits indoors as well as outdoors with Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks (weather permitting). Light refreshments will be served at no cost.

Bring some friends to Family Fun Night, too. It’s an excellent opportunity for those unfamiliar to learn more about The Sandbox with the museum’s 11 unique, hands-on exhibits and seasonal programs. This casual evening of fun and learning is also a way to connect and meet new friends in our community.

An hour or two of playful family together time is an awesome way to end your busy week.

Brought to you by The Bargain Box
Sept. 1 2017 | 5:30 – 7:30PM at The Sandbox
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Birthday Discount

Let’s have a party!

The Sandbox Children’s Museum Birthday Party Room is available to rent for your celebration.

Visit or call 843-842-7645 for scheduling and more information.


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FREE Festival in the Park, amusement rides, fireworks during Patriot Weekend in Pooler

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Free Pooler Festival 2015 Patriot Weekend The Festival in the Park will be at the Pooler Park off Rogers Street (900 S. Rogers Street, Pooler, Ga.) on Sat. Sept. 8, 2018, 4-9:30PM.

The event is free and will be family friendly. Food, drinks and merchandise will be available for purchase from local vendors. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Parking options here.

The festival will include:
*free amusement rides
*a free concert 6-9PM
*a First Responders Showcase, 4-6PM. Meet those that serve in local Police and Fire Departments and check out their vehicles and equipment. See firetrucks, bomb sniffing dogs, emergency helicopters and more.
*free fireworks display at 9:15PM

More details here. 



(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Free Garden City Public Safety Day

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Free Public Safety Day Garden City 2017

Bring the kids to Garden City’s first FREE Public Safety Day on Sat. Nov. 18 2017, 10AM-2PM.

Kids can enjoy: police car/fire truck/EMS vehicle exploration; children’s fire safety house exploration; Nerf Gun challenge; junior firefighter challenge; children’s bouncy house; Sparky the Dog meet & greet; kids’ activities table; children’s ID kit giveaway & education; fire & life safety education; First Aid/ 911/ CPR education

Garden City-area food truck vendors as well as public safety will be on-site.

Free & open to the public

Schedule of events include:

10AM Opening Remarks from Mayor & City Council
10:05AM SWAT Team Entrance Demonstration
10:20AM-1:15PM Firefighter Challenge
10:30AM Police/Fire/EMS Donut Eating Contest
10:45AM-Noon Corn Hole Team Elimination/Challenge (Police/Fire/EMS)
11AM Police K-9 Demonstration
11:30AM Police/Fire/EMS Team Tug-of-War
11:45AM Team Car Extrication
12:15PM Pittsburg Fire Drill
12:45PM Police Demonstrations: SWAT, Bomb Squad, and others
1:30PM Public Safety Day Team Awards Presentation

Learn more here. 

Garden City Public Safety Event
10AM-2PM Sat. Nov. 18 2017
In front of City Hall
100 Central Ave.
Garden City, GA 31405



Help the Hoo-Hahs 2017 5K, Savannah

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Help the Hoo-Has 5K Run Walk Savannah Memorial Health

We don’t typically promote fun runs & road races because there are just so many that, well, that fun runs & road races would end up being all we’d promote.

But this annual jogging-stroller friendly Savannah race is for such a good cause, it’s too important NOT to promote: the Help the Hoo-Hahs 2017 5K run or walk on Sept. 23 2017, 8:30AM @ Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr, Savannah GA 31421.

This is a flat scenic course for walkers & runners of all ages. Jogging strollers & dogs on leashes are welcome.

Since 2011, this race has raised more than $150,000 for financial assistance for women battling ovarian, cervical & other GYN cancers.

Register online here.

Hosted by Help the Hoo-Hahs Gynecological Cancer Awareness and Memorial University Medical Center

FREE Fishing Event for ages 5-12, Tybee Is., Sept. 23

Friday, August 25th, 2017

free kids fishing event Savannah Tybee 2016 Bring your kids to the FREE Gage Ochsner Kids Fishing & Coastal Water Safety event 8:30-11AM, Sat. Sept. 23 2017 @ the Tybee Pier & Pavilion on Tybee Island.

The day of FREE fun for kids ages 5 to 12 is being held in conjunction with Georgia’s free fishing day & is sponsored by Safe Kids Savannah, the Chatham County Aquatic Center, & the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to promote fishing as a family activity & water safety.

This is the seventh consecutive year for the event which is named in memory of Gage Ochsner, M.D., a long-time supporter of Safe Kids Savannah and specifically the Kids Fishing and Coastal Water Safety event.

Parents mush accompany children during the event. One parent for every three children.

Pre-registration is required.

Entry is limited and pre-registration is required. No registration will be allowed on the day of the event.

Register online here. 

All participants will receive a rod and reel, bait, and tackle box. No fishing license required. 

For more information on the event please call 652-6793.




Savannah Labor Day Activities 2017: Old Fort Jackson kids’ programs & more

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Labor Day weekend events in Savannah Old Fort Jackson

Come to Old Fort Jackson in Savannah over Labor Day Weekend 2017 Sept. 2-4 2017 for enhanced programming.

Visitors can explore fort history, including the two major phases of construction of the fort itself, and participate in a variety of hands-on activities. All programming is included in fort admission and is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members.

Activity schedule includes:

10AM  Introduction to the War of 1812 + Cutlass Demo
10:30AM Musket Firing Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (Civil War)
11AM Cannon Firing Program (Swivel Gun) (1812)
11:30AM  32pdr Cannon Firing Program (Civil War)
Noon-1:25PM LUNCH BREAK Open exploration & activities
1:30PM Riverboat Salute (6Pdr) + Intro to War of 1812
2PM Interpreter’s Choice Weapons Demo + Topic (Civil War)
2:30PM Cutlass Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (1812)
3PM Musket Firing Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (Civil War)
4:30PM Riverboat Salute (6Pdr) (1812 or Civil War)

Ongoing activity stations (10AM-2PM):

Tabby-Making Station
Make your own tabby to take home and enjoy!

Cartridge-Making Station
Learn how to roll musket cartridges just as they were made during the 19th century!

**Please note any and all activities are subject to change and may be canceled in the case of inclement weather.

Old Fort Jackson
Sept. 2-Sept. 4
1 Fort Jackson Rd.
Savannah GA 31404

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Labor Day weekend 2017 kids' events in Savannah, Hilton HeadMore Labor Day 2017 Family Events

Golf rounds for $55 during Labor Day Weekend @ the Club at Savannah Harbor.
Plus special events including putting contests
Open to the public
Part of Patriot Golf special through Sept. 4.
Details here.

Free Family Fun Night Big Truck Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
5:30-7:30PM Fri. Sept. 1
Details here. 

Loyalists & Liberty Program @ Savannah History Museum
This special program offers visitors an in-depth understanding of the Revolutionary War in Savannah. It includes a musket demonstration and a visitor reenactment on Battlefield Memorial Park.
10:30AM, 12:30PM, and 2:30PM Thurs. Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Tours meet in the lobby behind the Visitor’s Center. (with the mural)
Details here.

Steam Rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
Train rides will be at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM Friday & Saturday.
Sunday train rides will be at 1PM & 2PM
Monday train rides will be at 11AM 11:30AM, 1PM 2PM & 3PM
Details here.

Daily programming @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Open Fri. Sept. 1-Mon. Sept. 4, 9AM-2PM
Details here.

Free Bacon Fest, Historic River Street, Savannah
Sept. 1-4
Details here. 

Labor Day Celebration
Sat. Sept, 2, 2017 10AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Rd.
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Civil War soldiers will fire rifles, cannons throughout the day.
Cost: $8 per Adult, $5 per Youth, Free for ages younger than 6.
(912) 727-2339

Labor Day Weekend Living History
Sun. Sept. 3, 2017 10AM-2PM
Fort King George Historic Site
Darien, GA
The fort will come to life as colonial people demonstrate various tasks. Visit the site this day and enjoy watching a volunteer make colonial style “boondoggle” decorations from woven blades of grass. Also, there will be demonstrations of spinning wool into thread.
Cost: $4.50-$7.50

Labor Day Commemoration
Mon. Sept 4, 2017 10AM-4PM
Fort King George Historic Site
Darien, GA
Enjoy cannon firings and musket firings. Also, to mark the occasion, the fort seamstress, blacksmith and woodworker will all be plying their trades.
Cost: $4.50-$7.50

Labor Day Commemoration
Mon. Sept 4, 2017 11AM-3PM
Fort Morris Historic Site
Midway, GA
7 miles east of I-95 exit 76 in Sunbury
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. Historically attired interpreters will present revolutionary war soldier talks, musket and cannon demonstrations Monday September 4th from 11 am until 3 pm. Other colonial skills will be presented. Bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it.
Cost: $3-$4.50

Labor Day Fireworks, Tybee Is. 
@ 10th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash
Sun. Sept. 3 @ Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion.
Free live entertainment will be provided on Sunday by Swingin’ Medallions from 7-10:30PM, followed by a fireworks show around 9:15PM that can be viewed from Tybee’s eastern beaches.
912.786.5444 or 800.868.2322.

Telfair Museums Toddler & Stroller Tours; Free Family Days; Drop-In Studio

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Telfair Museums Jepson Center Free Family Days Savannah Art Start Toddler Stroller Tours

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers a regular monthly art start program for toddlers and children in strollers along with their caregivers as well as daily drop-in studio time and frequent free family days.



Art Start: Toddler and Stroller Tours
10.30-11.30am, Jepson Center
Telfair Museums Jepson Center’s youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn!
$5 per child, adult members free, adult non-members $12.
Oct. 19: Rodin: The Human Experience
Nov. 16: Animal Instinct


Drop-In Studio
1-4pm, Daily, Jepson Center
Every day, Telfair Museums Jepson Center opens the studio doors and loads the tables with creative exploratory activities for kids and adults. Work at your own pace and comfort level with watercolors, coloring books (for grownups, too!), or take the “What can we make?” open-ended challenge. You can also explore your crafty side with books and materials for calligraphy, origami, and more. Each month also includes a new themed project, designed to connect with a specific exhibition on view. A studio assistant is always available to help with any questions or needs. Open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Free with museum admission.


Drop-In Studio themes:

Portrait Drawing (September)
Figurative Sculpture (October)
Plaster Casting (November)
Drawing Without Looking (December)

Free Family Day: Rodin
1-4pm, November 11, Jepson Center
This hands-on family day will encourage the sculptor in everyone to come out, and perhaps inspire the next Auguste Rodin! Local sculptors will be on hand, giving demonstrations and talking about the process of making sculpture in bronze, wood, and other media. Admission is free and open to the public.

Free Family Day: I Have Marks to Make
1-4pm, December 9, Jepson Center
Join us for our annual exhibition I Have Marks to Make, and enjoy hands-on activities at this opening celebration and festival. Learn about artistic empowerment, and activate your senses by creating art with different materials. Admission is free and open to the public.


207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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Free Herbal Lecture: Sleep Well, Stay Well talk with Gaia Herbs Medical Educator, Savannah

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Savannah free herbal lecture Dr. Mary Bove FREE Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, herbalist, author and naturapathic physician will speak in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM

Topic: Sleep Well, Stay Well: Creating a Healthy Day/Night Cycle for Optimal Wellness.
By Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this Lecture with Dr. Mary Bove, one of the pioneers of the herbal resurgence that began in the 1970’s. Dr. Bove has more than 40 years of herbal experience, with 25 as a naturopathic physican & midwife.  Read her bio here and read more about lecture here.

Free Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs
Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium
305 Fahm St. (Behind Savannah Visitor Center)
Free parking at Coastal Georgia Center
Tues. Sept. 26| 7-9PM
Dr. Mary Bove is a pioneer in modern herbalism in the West. A naturopathic physician, she is the Director of Medicinal Education for Gaia Herbs.

Call Brighter Day Natural Foods at 912-236-4703 to register.

Dr. Bove is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants, and co-authored Herbs for Women’s Health and has been published in many magazines, journals and collaborative books on botanical and natural medicine.
She has lectured and taught internationally on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, traditional food medicine and mind-body healing.


Shop local. Shop Brighter Day Natural Foods Market,

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Halloween Hike 2017 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Halloween Hike 2016 Oatland Island Wildlife Center One of our favorite Savannah kids’ Halloween events –  the Halloween Hike Oatland Island Wildlife Center , will be Oct. 20 & 21 2017.

If you’ve never taken your little trick-or-treaters to this non-scary Halloween event, make sure this is the year you do so!

Halloween Hike
Oct. 20 & 21, 2017
5PM-8PM (last hike leaves at 8PM)


Adults: $5
Children: $10

This is a fun, safe, not-so-scary fundraiser for your little trick or treaters! Walk with your trickster down our friendly forest trail to meet and gather goodies from our friendly animal characters. Let Mother Earth show you the way and sit with Mother Goose as she tells her favorite rhymes. There will be face painting, spooky crafts, and many more activities. Comfortable walking shoes and costumes are encouraged.

Concessions will be available before or after the hike.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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



Hallowmarine Hike @ UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium, Skidaway Is., Savannah

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Hallowmarine Hike Savannah UGA Marine Skidaway Island

Hallowmarine Hike @ UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium, Skidaway Is., Savannah
Wed. Oct. 25 @ 7-8PM
Get into the spirit of Halloween by taking part in an interpretive night hike on the Jay Wolf Nature Trail at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Staff will lead participants down the trail while listening for owls, insects, frogs, 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.

Time: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: $10

Reservations and payment required one week prior to these events. For more information or to register, please call the public programs coordinator at 912-598-3345 or email

(Hilton Head, Bluffton Halloween events) Spookalicious @ The Sandbox Children Museum

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Halloween 2017 Hilton Head Is. Bluffton Sandbox Children's Museum Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play to Spookalicious @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Themed crafts and activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats.

Special Saturday Admission is $5 per person age 1 & older. Ages up to 12 months are free
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October 28, 2017
The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645


Children’s Birthday Parties

Let’s have a party!

The Sandbox Children’s Museum Birthday Party Room is available to rent for your celebration.

Visit or call 843-842-7645 for scheduling and more information.


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

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Free Bacon Fest, Sept. 1-4 & Fireworks on the River, Sept. 1

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Bacon Fest 2017 River Street Savannah The 4th annual Savannah Bacon Festival  is Sept. 1-4 2017 on historic River Street.

Enjoy bacon creations from local restaurants including bacon hush puppies and barbecue bacon burgers; bacon wrapped shrimp and bacon brownies; cherry glazed bacon on a stick; & loaded baked potato bacon dogs.

Waterfront Kidz Zone®
Back by popular demand are the art classes and painting activities in the Waterfront Kidz Zone® at Rousakis Plaza. Activities, games, corn-hole contests all weekend long. Football games will be on on throughout the plaza.

This event is hosted by Savannah Waterfront Association.


Fireworks on the River

Fireworks on River Street 9:30PM on Fri. Sept. 1

Savannah-area dentists: Pooler Pediatric Dentistry

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Pediatric Dentists in Savannah Pooler

Looking for a pediatric dentist in the Pooler area with Friday hours?

Check out  Pooler Pediatric Dentistry .


About Pooler Pediatric Dentistry

The office at Pooler Pediatric Dentistry  is specially designed with children in mind with video games and ceiling-mounted TVs and a friendly staff who enjoy working with younger patients! They even offer sedation for those children that are too young or nervous to otherwise complete treatment.

Let Pooler Pediatric Dentistry show your child how fun a trip to the dentist can be!

Dr. Carla G. Stappenbeck is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Maryland and a certificate from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She is excited to be serving Chatham and the surrounding counties.

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry
120 Towne Center Drive, Suite 500
Pooler, GA 31322

Learn more here.

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Savannah schools: You’re invited to a discussion with Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Savannah schools Superintendent Dr. Ann LevettLeague of Women Voters Coastal Georgia to host meeting featuring Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett

On Thurs. Sept. 7 at 6PM at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., the League of Women Voters Coastal Georgia will host their fall kick-off meeting. The featured guest speaker will be new Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett.

Dr. Levett will discuss her vision for the school system which serves over 34,500 students, and respond to questions from the audience.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is made possible in part through the generous support of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

For more information, visit

Free SouthCoast Health seminar on headaches, Savannah

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

SouthCoast Health doctors Savannah

SouthCoast Health’s neurologist, Dr. Victor Rosenfeld will host the second of his three-part summer lecture series focusing on headaches on Thurs. Aug. 31 at 6:30PM. This seminar is free to the public and takes place on the Savannah campus location.

Headaches affect everyone in the family. Learning more about diagnosis and treatment helps families understand what their loved ones suffering from them are feeling and medications to treat them.

More information about this event can be found here. Additional details about the summer series are here.  Dr. Rosenfeld’s office can be reached at 912-691-3640 for additional information.

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Things to do with toddlers/kids in Savannah: Kindermusik early music education classes

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

kindermusik savannah

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano presents brand new September themes for newborns to 7 years old.

Mondays at 10AM & 11AM begin “Big Back Yard;” Tuesdays at 10AM begin “Animals a’ Dancing!”

First introductory class is free. Email today for more info. Email

FREE Class

Mon. Sept. 18, 4:30PM will be a free demo Kindermusik class for 4.5-7 year-olds. Enrollment is limited so please email today if you’re interested in attending this music class with your young child.

Visit for more details

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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