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(Savannah Daytrips) Teddy Bear Tea & Santa Visits

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Teddy Bear Tea Ridgeland Morris Center 2017 Holidays Bluffton

Join the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland SC on Sat. Dec. 2 2017 for a special Christmas teddy bear tea talk featuring Santa Claus.

Enjoy tea & hot chocolate as well as cookie decorating as both kids & adults alike join the in the Christmas fun with jolly old Saint Nick.

Tickets: $7. Bring a donation for the Toys for Tots Foundation to receive a $2 discount. Your help will directly impact the children of our community & ensure their Christmas is one to remember.

Sat. Dec. 2, 2-3:30 PM
Morris Center For Lowcountry Heritage
10782 S Jacob Smart Blvd
Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936

This event is cosponsored by J & C Wordsmiths.

Learn more here.

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(Savannah Holidays 2017) The Nutcracker in Savannah

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Nutcracker in Savannah Ballet Lucas 2017 Christmas events

The Nutcracker in Savannah
The Lucas Theatre
Sat. Dec. 2 2017
2 & 8PM
For Tickets, click HERE

Add some magic to your to holiday season! Join Savannah Ballet Theatre’s world renowned professional dancers, along with local talent, and surprise celebrity cameos, for a one of a kind performance that is perfect for all ages. Come to the lobby for a character meet and greet after the performance.

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(Savannah Holidays 2017) Luminary Fun Night with Mrs. Claus

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Skidaway Island State Park Luminary Night Mrs.Claus Holidays 2017Luminary Fun Night with Mrs. Claus on Sat. Dec 16 2017 6-8PM @ Skidaway Island State Park.

Bring your children and pets and join Mrs. Claus for a very special Luminary Night.

Enjoy a walk along the enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served.

All activities $2 per person. $5 parking.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Ga 31411

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

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FIND MORE SAVANNAH HOLIDAY FUN IN OUR HOLIDAY EVENTS GUIDE 2017 HERE. 

(Savannah Holidays 2017) Free showing of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Lucas Theatre

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Wonderful Life in Savannah free movies The Lucas Theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah will show the holiday favorite “It’s A Wondeful Life” for free, but you’re asked to donate a non-perishable food item.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (FREE)
THURS DEC. 21, 7PM
PRESENTED BY THE LUCAS THEATRE
After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Rated PG. 2 hours and 15 minutes.

It’s free with a donation to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.  Bring non-perishable food item, all of which will go to local families and shelters in need.

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(Savannah Holidays 2017) Free Christmas for Kids Celebration

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

FREE Holiday Events for Kids Savannah City Market Celebration for kids

FREE Christmas For Kids Celebration in Savannah’s City Market
Sat Dec. 2, 2017, 11AM-2PM

Make ornaments! Decorate cookies! Get Grinched (with hair and makeup)! Meet Father Christmas and take a Cinderella carriage tour.

All of this, plus face painting, choir music and more add up to a day of fun the whole family can truly enjoy.

City Market is in downtown Savannah
Start at the corner of Jefferson and West St. Julian Streets.
Savannah City Market stretches a full block in each direction, with Ellis Square to the east and Franklin Square to the west, from Bryan (North) to Congress (South).

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Consign with High Cotton Kids until Nov. 14

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

High Cotton Kids consignment children's sale Savannah 2017 Fall There is still time to consign with Savannah’s BIGGEST children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – which is set for Nov. 18 & 19 at a CENTRAL LOCATION: 2134 East Victory Drive, former location of CVS, in the Crossroads Shopping Center.

Consignor Registration is OPEN through Tues. Nov.14. 

Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 60-70% of their sales! High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items High Cotton Kids accepts and does not accept click here.

This fall’s High Cotton Kids upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local retailers.

Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price!

Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here.

Clean out. Cash in

There is still time to consign with Savannah’s BIGGEST children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – which is set for November 18th and 19th at a CENTRAL LOCATION: 2134 East Victory Drive, former location of CVS, in the Crossroads Shopping Center.

Consignor Registration is OPEN through Tues. Nov. 14! Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 60-70% of their sales! High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items High Cotton Kids accepts and does not accept click here.

This fall’s High Cotton Kids upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local retailers.

Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price!

Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here.

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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Old Fort Jackson to host the 36th Annual Auction and Lowcountry Boil

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Old Fort James Savannah auction family friendly

The family-friendly Old Fort Jackson Annual Auction will be Sat. Nov. 4, 6-10PM.

Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Savannah River, a silent auction featuring many unique, high quality items, artillery and musket demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters and delicious cuisine provided by Creative Catering.

“The Old Fort Jackson Annual Auction is the perfect way for the community to help protect a National Historic Landmark that once protected the city of Savannah during the War of 1812 and the American Civil War,” said Jennifer Rouse, Site Administrator at Old Fort Jackson. “The money raised from this fundraiser will directly support Old Fort Jackson and will help support daily educational programming as well as special events.”

Old Fort Jackson is the oldest standing brick fort in the state of Georgia and one of only five remaining Second System coastal brick fortifications in the United States. The site is solely reliant upon admissions and donations from community supporters to continue operating as a public historic site.

The Annual Auction will have dozens of highly sought after items for guests to bid on, including a pair of Atlanta Movie Tour tickets valued at $130, a baseball autographed by Atlanta Braves Outfielder Ender Inciarte, a two-night say at Tybee Vacation Rentals valued at $500, four Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World valued at $648 and a Progressive Paddle Board valued at $800.

Admission to this event is FREE. A lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for an additional fee. This event is made possible by generous support from: Kinder Morgan.

The Annual Auction is a family event and all ages are welcome. A lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for an additional fee. This event is made possible by generous support from: Kinder Morgan.

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Savannah schools: Open House @ St. James Catholic School

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Savannah schools St James Catholic School preK

You’re invited to an Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  9:30AM Tues. Nov. 7 2017.

Come see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer!

Stay connected & informed about St. James Catholic School by liking them on Facebook here.

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Open House 9:30AM Tues. Nov. 7 2017

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For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school, visit www.stjameschargers.com or call (912) 355-3132, email LatrelleFe@sjcs-savannahga.org.

St. James Catholic School
8412 Whitfield Ave.
Savannah GA 31406

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31406, www.stjameschargers.com (912) 355-3132, email LatrelleFe@sjcs-savannahga.org.  St. James Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Mommy & Me Playdates @ Savannah Sharks gym

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Savannah Sharks toddler gym Mommy Me playdates

Mommy & Me play dates are offered three days a week @ Savannah Sharks. 

Play dates @ this gym are every Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10:30AM-Noon. Attend just one day or all three.

For crawlers to age 4.

These “play dates” are an unstructured play time with our toys,swings,slides,bouncy house and more. It is great way to get your child out the house and around other children in a safe and fun environment.

An adult is required to be present to supervise your child at all times as supervision is not provided.

$8 per session or $65 for a punch card including 10 sessions.

Siblings are free.

Learn more here. 

Savannah Sharks gym
1686 E. President St
Savannah GA 31404
(912) 335-2234
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Date Night

Need a childfree night out?

Savannah Sharks often offers Open Gym, Fridays 5:30-7:30PM. For ages 7+ . Cost: $10 per child. Call  (912) 335-2234.

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Savannah Sharks Children’s Birthday Parties

Have your child’s next birthday at Savannah Sharks gym.

Book your party online here. 

Stay connected by liking Savannah Sharks on Facebook here. 

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Savannah schools: Open House at Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Saint Peter Apostle School Savannah Catholic Wilmington Island

School searching in Savannah?

Come to an open house  to see all that St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer at an open house Tues. Nov. 28 2017,  5:30-7:30PM

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

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

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

Open House

Tues. Nov. 28 2017,  5:30-7:30PM

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

Learn more here.

Location

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

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

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

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

Variety of kids’ art classes offered @ Scribble Art Studio for Early Winter 2017-18, Savannah

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

art classes winter Scribble Art Studio Savannah children's classes

Time to register for Scribble Art Studio  youth after-school art classes this Winter 2017-early 2018 in Savannah. Early Winter youth art classes start in late October & early November.

Scribble’s Winter 2016 After-School Art Classes offered include:

Sculpture & Mixed Media for ages 4+
Little Explorers for ages 6+
Sew Much Fun for ages 6+
Watercolor I for ages 5+
Portfolio I & II
Drawing Basics for ages 6+

Sign up today!

Register here. 

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

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Scribble Art Studio in Savannah also offers open studio hours, private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more info, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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

Thursday, October 26th, 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
FREE
10AM-2PM Sat. Nov. 18 2017
In front of City Hall
100 Central Ave.
Garden City, GA 31405

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Autism Resources in Savannah: Open House @ Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

autism resources Savannah Matthew Reardon Center Autism

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism (MRCA) in Savannah operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children 5- to 18-years-old with autism.

MRCA has recently expanded their existing 5,000 square foot facility by 1,000 square feet, allowing the organization to increase enrollment to 22 students.

An Open House and tour of the expanded space will be Wed. Nov. 15, 2017, 5:30-7 PM. Teachers will be available for questions at the open house. Refreshments will be available for guests.

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is @ 6602 Abercorn St., Suite #200. For more info, contact Patti Victor Phone: (912) 355-9098

About the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

MRCA offers a multi-therapeutic, communication-based approach to academics, and social and life skills education using Applied Behavior Analysis methodology. Additionally, all students receive Speech, Occupational, Physical and Music therapy as part of their curriculum.

Accredited by the Georgia Accreditation Commission, ADVANCE Academy’s teachers communicate with parents daily. Student progress can be monitored by parents through their online system. Parent training workshops are held four times a year in addition to quarterly parent conference and annual IEP conferences. MRCA advocates work with families, both at AA and throughout the community, to ensure they obtain needed support services needed, such as IEP planning and development, SSI, Medicaid and extra-curricula activities.

Student to teacher ratio is 2:1 in elementary and 3:1 in the middle and upper school classrooms. Teachers and staff members have special certifications, including Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and GA Professional Standards Commission Certification. All staff members are Safety-Care Certified and CPR Certified. A master’s degree is required for all lead teachers, and a bachelor’s degree required for all teaching assistants.

Annual tuition is $9,350 for the 12-month school term. Students at MRCA participate in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program, with limited additional tuition assistance available through the GA Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

Affordable Fall/Holidays 2017 Savannah kids’ art workshops include parent & child holiday clay

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Art Clay Classes Youth Children Savannah Holidays 2017

Create holiday clay ornaments with your child. Take part in a parent & child nightlight glass fusing workshop. Sign up your little artist for an after-school drawing class.

City of Savannah’s upcoming classes & workshops include parent & child clay; drawing; even a couples’ evening clay workshop.

Register for City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs children’s art classes & parent & me workshops for Late Fall/Early Winter 2017.

Registration Deadline: Class registrations are due at noon the Thursday before the class begins.
Workshop registrations due at noon the Monday before the workshop.

Register & see the full list of classes here. 

Session 4 Youth & Adult Classes & Workshops
Oct. 30-Dec. 15, 2017
*No classes during Thanksgiving week (November 20 – 24)

1 Day Workshops

Date Night Dirt – Couples Clay
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages: 17+
Fri. Dec. 1, 6-8PM
Bring a buddy and get muddy! Join us for a night of fun and creativity exploring clay in a supportive environment. This night is for couples and is open to all skill levels. We will work on the wheel and see what we get! The fee includes all materials, glaze, and firing of one piece per person. Pieces will be available to pick up 2-3weeks after the class. Night is limited to 5 couples.
$40/couple

Parent & Child Nightlight Glass Fusing Workshop NEW!
Instructor: Stephanie VanGeel
Ages 5+
Sat. Dec. 2, 10AM-1PM
As the nights get longer, scare away the monsters with a nightlight that you and your youngster created together. Come join the fun and learn how to crush, cut, and melt glass into your own unique design. We will be using real glass to make a fused glass nightlight. Because we are using glass, children must be over the age of 5 to participate and an adult must be present. Please note: projects will be available for pick up at a later date due to the kiln firing process. Workshop is limited to 10 students total.
$50/pair

Parent & Child Holiday Clay Workshop – Handbuilding
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 5+
Sat. Dec. 2, 1-3PM
Come join this popular parent and child holiday workshop! Let your imagination run wild and make a one of a kind piece of art to keep forever. Students will learn basic hand building, sculpting and decorating techniques. Workshop is limited to 10 students total.
$30/$25 city residents

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Youth 4-6 Week Classes

Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Teen Jewelry Making (6 Weeks) NEW!
Instructor: Jessica Anderson
Ages: 13-17
Tuesdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 12, 3:30-5PM
This 6-week afterschool class will teach young adults of all skill levels awesome methods to create wearable works of art. Students will explore basic jewelry making techniques like wire wrapping, enameling, kumihimo, beading, and macramé. Students will complete the session with 6 pieces of jewelry art. Class is limited to 10 students.
$90/$75 city residents

Painting and Drawing

Afterschool Drawing Fundamentals for Youth (6 Weeks)
Instructor: Brian Woods
Ages: 6-12
Wednesdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 13, 4-5:30PM
This class will focus primarily on foundational drawing techniques. Students will learn the fundamental principle of using basic shapes to construct images. Students will explore drawing with stylization, movement (gesture drawing), and how to develop details. As students learn and discover their own shape language from the classes, they will be able to use the basic drawing principles taught during the class to build their future drawing skills.
$90/$75 city residents

Afterschool Portfolio Prep for Youth (6 Weeks) NEW!
Instructor: Heather Brancato
Ages: 8-14
Thursdays Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 4-5:30PM
Build an eye catching artist portfolio to meet your individual needs! The class will consist of creating artworks based on the foundations of the Visual Arts. Illustrations from real life, original paintings, and an array of techniques will emphasize your uniqueness and self- expression. If you are struggling with certain materials or concepts, critiques during the art making process will help guide and improve the final product. The culmination of these pieces will be structured into an artist portfolio to present to future schools or for personal assessment.
$90/$75 city residents

Register & see the full list of classes here. 

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Fall Festivals) FREE Telfair Art Fair 2017

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

free savannah family events Telfair Art Fair 2017

23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair, Savannah
Nov. 11-Nov. 12 2017
Free, open to the public

Bring the kids to this open-air art fair featuring art, food trucks, live music, free children’s activities and more. Stroll the streets and admire the art right in the heart of historic downtown Savannah. This year’s schedule includes:

Arty Party
Fri. Nov. 10 | 7–9PM (Ticketed event)

Children’s Activities
Sat. Nov. 11 | 12–4PM
Sun. Nov. 12 | 12–2PM

Sculpture Scavenger Hunt
Sat. Nov. 11 | 2PM

Trunk Show
Sat. Nov. 11 | 10AM–5PM
Sun. Nov. 12 | 12–4PM

Free & open to the public, the 23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair welcomes 80 artists from across the country and features a stunning array of artistic disciplines, including painting, printmaking, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics/pottery, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber, and more. Attracting thousands of locals, tourists, and art collectors, Telfair Art Fair offers visitors a chance to chat with artists, view their works, and purchase art to suit every taste and budget. To get an exclusive preview of the art on display, attend the Arty Party on Fri. Nov. 10.

In addition to great art, visitors can enjoy music, vendors, a sculpture scavenger hunt, and family crafts throughout Telfair Square.

Learn more here. 

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Savannah Fall Festivals 2017: Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Harvest Festival Cane Grinding Savannah 2017

Come to Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah for the 2017 Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding Sat. Nov. 18 to celebrate Georgia’s diverse agricultural traditions during this annual fundraising event.

Centered around our 1800’s Heritage Homesite, history comes alive at this old-fashioned fall gathering.  The sights, sounds & aromas will tug at your senses as you enjoy music, storytelling, children’s games & talent show, traditional crafts, demos & more.

Oatland staff will be grinding sugar cane and making cane syrup as well as cooking copper kettle apple butter & a variety of open fire & hearth recipes to sample.

Admission: $7 for adults; $5 for children.
10AM-4PM Sat. Nov. 18 2017 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

For more info, call 912-395-1517.