Archive for February, 2018

(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) Princess & American Girl camps @ Savannah Sharks Gym

Friday, February 16th, 2018

America Girl Princess Summer Camps Savannah Sharks 2018

Savannah Sharks will offer a variety of Summer Camps 2018 for all ages including Tumble Camp, American Girl Camp, Princess Camp.

25% Sibling Discounts available for all summer camps

American Girl Cheer Camp @ Savannah Sharks gym

This is a favorite camp of the summer. American Girl Cheer Camp has had a 99% return rate every year. Savannah Sharks coaches put their heart and souls into creating the best camp experience for all girls ages 5-11.

Come jump, tumble, dance, cheer, stunt, play games, and make crafts.

American Girl Cheer Camp
June 4-8 2018
Drop off 8:30AM-9:00AM; Pick up @ 2PM;
After care available until 5PM for $10 per day
For girls ages 5-11
Cost: $165 for the week if you register before May 1 2018
$65 deposit to reserve your child’s spot.
*Deposits are non-refundable
Siblings are 25% off.
Register online here. 

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Princess Camp @ Savannah Sharks gym
July 9-12 2018, 9AM-1PM
Parent Show at noon on July 12
For ages 3-6 years old
Cost: $145 if deposit of $45 is paid by May 1 2018 ($165 after May 1)
*Deposits are non-refundable
Sibling discount 25% off 2nd child
Register online here. 

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Dance How I Want Camp with B-RYAN! 
June 18-20 2018, 9AM-1PM
For ages 7-12
​$85 per child (Deposits are non-refundable)​​​
Register online here. 
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Tumbling Camp @ Savannah Sharks gym
May 30-June 1 2018, 9AM-Noon
For ages 6 & older. For levels 1-5
Cost: $85 for full camp or $35 per day
*Deposits are non-refundable
Sibling discount 25% off 2nd child
Register online here. 

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Easter Egg Hunts 2018 & Easter Fests – Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hill

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Easter Egg Hunts 2018 Savannah Chick Hatchery
Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Fun 2018

Visit our annual list of Easter Egg Hunts & kids’ Easter events in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hill (many of which are free).

See the 2018 list of Easter Egg Hunts & Festivities here. 

Host a free Math Night @ your school with Mathnasium Savannah

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Mathnasium Math Night Savannah Islands Schools

Would your school like to host a Math night?

Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown has already hosted two Math nights @ Savannah schools with a third booked for March. These events are FREE & are a wonderful way for families to engage in fun math activities all provided by your local Mathnasium Math Learning Center.

School leaders & PTA organizations, please contact savannahmidtown@mathnasium.com for more info.

Locations

4 Convenient Locations

Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown
912-355-5678
(next to TJ MAXX)

Mathnasium of Savannah Islands 
912-898-3700
(Whitemarsh Isl next to Polka Dots)

Mathnasium of Pooler
912-330-0666
(next to Publix)

Mathnasium of Bluffton
843-815-6284
(near Publix off Buck Island Rd

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Superhero Saturday Feb. 17 @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, Savannah

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Superhero Saturday Henny Penny Art Space Cafe Savannah toddlers

Kids can learn to draw superheros this Saturday Feb. 17 2018 during “Superhero Saturday” @ Henny Penny Art Space &  Cafe in Savannah.

This Sat. from 1-2:30PM, Comic Book Artist Rashad Doucet & Steve Hommel will tell participants how to draw green lantern characters.

For all ages. Cost: $20.

Please preregister your child as space is limited. Pre-register by emailing info@thescribbleartstudio.com

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.

Henny Penny offers regular programs for children seven days a week. See all the programs here. 

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Savannah/Wilmington lsland-area Speech Therapists: Free speech screenings @ The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Speech Therapists Savannah Coastal Empire

Free Speech Screenings on Wilmington Island

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Island in Savanah is happy to offer FREE speech/language screenings to children ages 1-6. These screenings can be completed at the office location and only take about five minutes to complete. Scores will be pass/fail, and the results will give a brief look at the child’s speech/language development.

School-wide screenings are also offered to daycares and private preschools. Please contact  office The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire for more information at 912 235 2166.

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About The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire makes speech therapy more convenient for families on the Islands and has sister locations in Waycross, Jesup and Brunswick, Ga.

Therapists at The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire are nationally certified and state licensed, and can provide assessments and treatment for the following: developmental delays, expressive language, receptive comprehension, pragmatic language, articulation, fluency, voice disorders, feeding/swallowing issues, oral motor, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, etc.

Services are provided at their office location or in private preschools or daycares around Savannah to help parents with busy schedules.

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire accepts most insurance (Medicaid, Amerigroup, Peach State, BC/BS, Cigna, Tricare, etc).

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire
315 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Suite D
Wilmington Island
Savannah, GA 31410
912.235.2166
email: TSCCoastalEmpire@gmail.com

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Savannah daytrips: U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

U-pick daffodils Bluffton Okatie Savannah

U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton)

Hours of operation are dependent upon the weather & availability of flowers.  Check here and on Facebook here for hours  & opening/closing updates.

Farm owners will post if they’re able to be open this weekend as soon as they know. Please call or text 843-368-1998 to make sure the farm still has flowers.

UPickDaffodils.com is family owned and operated on what was once the family dairy farm. Chuck and Diane have planted several varieties of daffodils, not all of which bloom at the same time, according to their Web site.

Cash or check only. Cost is 25 cents per stem.

UPickDaffodils
48 Calhoun Plantation Road
Okatie, SC 29909
843-368-1998
chuck@upickdaffodils.com

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Daytrips

Find more daytrips from the Savannah-area here. 

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Kindermusik classes

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Kindermusik toddler Savannah mommy me

February musical playdates are coming up at Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano .

Join Kindermusik Savannah with your 0-7 year old for the endearing, exciting class “Good Morning, Good Night!” We’ll be exploring the music of morning time and nighttime. Spaces are limited.

Each child will take home an instrument and ten songs!

Enroll online while there’s still time at kindermusikwith88keys.com to reserve your little ones a space. See you soon!

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

Savannah preschools: Open House @ First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

First Presbyterian Preschool Savannah FPP

Preschool searching in Savannah for 2018-19? Come and check out a beloved Savannah preschool for ages 1-4.

Open House for Prospective Families @ First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah.
Tues. Feb. 20, 2018
6-7PM
First Presbyterian Preschool
520 Washington Ave.
Savannah, GA 31405

First Presbyterian Preschool offers a warm nurturing environment operating Monday-Friday, 9AM-1PM.

Registration for the preschool’s 2018-2019 school year will open to the public on March 1 2018.  The preschools’ school year will start on Aug. 6 in order to follow Savannah-Chatham County School calendar.

Teachers @ First Presbyterian Preschool would love to meet you and your child!

For more information call 912-351-0609.

Learn more about First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah here. 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Musical @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Savannah Christian Lucas Theatre

Bring your kids to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the musical @ The Lucas Theatre in Savannah this month.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School students take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.”

This live musical production is open to the public. Find ticket info here.

Attention homeschool families:  SCPS has a school performance on Fri. Feb. 23 at 9:30AM.  This is perfect for field trips for homeschoolers and any other school in the area.  A special discounted ticket of $5 for this Lucas Theater performance.  

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG THE MUSICAL
FRI. FEB. 23, 9AM Special performance for schools, homeschool students. See above.
FRI. FEB. 23, 7PM
SAT. FEB. 24, 7PM
SUN. FEB. 25, 3PM
PRESENTED BY SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Lucas Theatre
32 Abercorn St.
Savannah, 31401

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About  Savannah Christian Preparatory School

Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school.

The school was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2011, 2014 & 2017 & named Best Private School in Savannah Magazine in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017.

SCPS teacher Tracy Brown was named Georgia’s 2017 Teacher of the Year.

Come sample a day in the life of a student in Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s thriving school environment. Meet teachers, administrators and other parents to see the SCPS mission in action.

Most importantly, come learn about the relationships which are at the heart of Savannah Christian Preparatory School.

Register for the Feb. 14 Welcome Home Wednesday open house online here.  Or email Debbie Fairbanks, Director of Admissions at dfairbanks@savcps.com or call the admissions’ office at 912.721.2114.

Learn more here. 

Welcome Home Wednesday Open House
9:30AM @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School
Feb. 14 2018

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Free Mermaid Fest 2018, Tybee Island

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Free Mermaid Festival Tybee Island

FREE Tybee Island Mermaid Fest

Sat. March 24, Noon-4 PM
@ Tybee Island Beach Pier and Pavilion
This will be the 1st Annual Tybee Island Mermaid Fest presented by Savannah Pride and will include live music, games and, of course, mermaids.
Free and open to the public.
Learn more here.

Savannah/Wilmington lsland-area Speech Therapists: The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Speech Therapists Savannah Coastal Empire

We’re excited to tell you about a new pediatric speech language pathology clinic on Wilmington Island in Savannah.

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire makes speech therapy more convenient for families on the Islands and has sister locations in Waycross, Jesup and Brunswick, Ga.

Therapists at The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire are nationally certified and state licensed, and can provide assessments and treatment for the following: developmental delays, expressive language, receptive comprehension, pragmatic language, articulation, fluency, voice disorders, feeding/swallowing issues, oral motor, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, etc.

Services are provided at their office location or in private preschools or daycares around Savannah to help parents with busy schedules.

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire accepts most insurance (Medicaid, Amerigroup, Peach State, BC/BS, Cigna, Tricare, etc).

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire
315 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Suite D
Wilmington Island
Savannah, GA 31410
912.235.2166
email: TSCCoastalEmpire@gmail.com

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Mommy & Me Crafts; Adult Crafting; Homeschool Meet-Ups @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, Savannah

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Henny Penny Art Space Cafe Savannah arts crafts mommy & me toddlers homeschool

Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah has lots of creative fun to offer this February 2018 including weekly homeschool meetups; mommy & me craft mornings; special Saturday workshops; and adult crafting – all with different themes each week.

Weekday Classes • All Ages

MONDAYS
Storytime Art
10am-12pm | $5

Homeschool Meet Up: Sculpting, Painting, & More
1pm-5pm | $7; $5 siblings
Feb. 19 Printmaking
Feb. 26 Koala Portraits
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TUESDAYS
Play Doh Play Dates
10am-5pm | $5
Cookie cutters, rolling pins, we’ve got everything to make wonderful play doh creations in our “mini” kitchen!
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Mommy Me Crafty Mornings Savannah Henny Penny

WEDNESDAYS
Mommy & Me Crafty Mornings
10am-12pm | All Ages | $5
Feb. 14 Framed Heart Art
Feb. 21 Bunny Puppets
Feb. 28 Unicorn Portraits

homeschool meet-up henny penny art space cafe Savannah

Homeschool Meet Up
1pm-5pm | $7; $5 for siblings
Join us for a weekly art project inspired by famous artists! No pre-registration required, just show up!
Feb. 14 Patterned Owls
Feb. 21 Alexander Calder Lions
Feb. 28 Joan Miro
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Adult Crafting Henny Penny Art Space Savannah

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

Adult Crafting
1pm-5pm | $10
Feb. 15 Special Occasion Hats
Feb. 22 Floating Ballerinas

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FRIDAYS
Petite Picassos
10am-5pm | 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!

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SATURDAYS
Calling All Animal Lovers
10am-5pm | All Ages | $5
Paint a different animal on canvas each week!

Special Saturday Workshops
1-2:30PM | All ages  | $15
Feb. 17: Superhero Saturday

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SUNDAYS

Henny Penny is now open Sundays. Which means Open Studio is available 7 days a week, 10AM-5PM. $5
Open Studio: Kids love to create. Henny Penny loves to help. They’ll provide a variety of art materials for your child to make something uniquely special.

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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 in 2017.

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Spend night in Ga’s oldest brick fort @ Old Fort Jackson Family Campover 2018, Savannah

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Family Campout Campover Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Spend the night in Georgia’s oldest brick fort and experience history firsthand!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Old Fort Jackson Family Campover, the annual event for families to experience historic programs and family fun in a 210-year-old National Historic Landmark. The event will be Fri. March 9, 5PM through Sat. March 10 at 9AM at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404.

Check-in and tent set up will begin at 4PM and dinner will be served at 6:45PM. That night, guests will participate in historic military activities, play period appropriate games, make crafts, and drill on multiple stations throughout the fort.

The next morning campers will rise, pack up their gear, enjoy a hot breakfast, and participate in the event closing ceremonies. Preregistration and prepayment are required and tickets are $65 for children ages 4 to 15 years of age. Tickets: $45 for adults 16 years of age and older. Event tickets can be purchased online here. 

A limited number of historic tents and bunks are available to reserve. Register today to claim your tents and camping spots!

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Savannah private schools: Calvary Day School Open House

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Tech Open House Calvary Day School Savannah 2018

You & your family are invited to get a first-hand glimpse of all the amazing opportunities available for students in Pre-K through 12th grade @ Calvary Day School in Savannah.

Calvary Day School open houses – including one happening this Sunday Feb. 11, 2-4PM – are the perfect chance to see what today’s learners are doing to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Learn more here

Open Houses @ Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah

Sun. Feb 11 2018, 2-4PM
Wilder Chapel

Sun. Mar 25, 2-4PM
Wilder Chapel

Sun. April 8, 2-4PM
Wilder Chapel

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Private Tours

Private tours are also available throughout the school year from 9AM-2PM. To schedule your private tour, call Calvary admissions department at (912) 351-2299 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.

To learn more about Calvary Day School, visit their website at www.calvarydayschool.com.

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Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah 31404, Lower School tel: 912-351-2299; Upper School tel: 912-644-5080 email admissions@calvarydayschool.com
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Help Savannah-area foster children

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Help foster children foster parents Savannah Georgia

There’s a huge need for foster homes in the Savannah area. There are ways you can help – whether it’s taking the huge step and becoming trained to become a foster parent or simply by volunteering to help support foster kids in our area.

Here are some resources to help foster kids:

Lutheran Services of Georgia

Lutheran Services of Georgia is one of the largest non-profit providers of specialized foster care services in Georgia. Lutheran Services of Georgia works in partnership with the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children. LSG provides Specialized Foster Care services for children in the custody of the DFCS and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Specialized Foster Care Services are offered in Savannah among other Georgian cities.

Learn about becoming a foster parent & upcoming trainings here. 

Georgia MENTOR

Georgia MENTOR is an agency that partners with the Department of Family and Children Services to place foster children with emotional, behavioral or medical challenges in care.
Georgia MENTOR also provides training and support to foster parents to care for children who have been through many difficult challenges. That’s in addition to what foster parents receive from DFACS.
The Georgia MENTOR program in Savannah, which serves several counties in the surrounding area, has a huge need for therapeutic foster homes.
CONTACT: Complete a foster application with Georgia MENTOR online at makeadifferenceathome.com or call 912-234-6853.

Read our newspaper column about the need for foster care homes in Savannah here. 

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Volunteer or donate to help foster children in the Savannah area

Savannah/Chatham County CASA program

Savannah/Chatham County’s nonprofit CASA program, part of a national program which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, is in need of more volunteers to represent the best interests of abused or neglected children in the court system.

CASA trains volunteers to serve as the eyes and ears of judges in child abuse and neglect cases. A newly trained volunteer is appointed one case at first to research in depth. This involves talking to the children, relatives, teachers and others, attending court hearings, completing court reports and more. The volunteer then reports back to the judge with information gathered about what would be in the best interest of the child.

Abused or neglected children in the court system who have a CASA volunteer are more likely to find a safe, permanent home, more likely to get more help while in the system, and more likely to do better in school.

CONTACT: Donations to the Savannah/Chatham program are accepted online. Volunteer applications are also available online. Find out about both here.   

For more information, contact Samantha Oughtred, one of four advocacy coordinators at Savannah/Chatham County CASA Inc: samantha@savannahcasa.org or 912-663-9728

Read our newspaper article about the need for CASA volunteers in Savannah here. 

Read our newspaper article about two CASA volunteers helping abused and neglected children in Savannah here. 

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More Savannah resources for foster care families, children

Foster Care Closet in Savannah

When a child enters foster care, they often have little or no personal belongings. At the Foster Care Closet in Savannah, they can get a duffel bag, toiletries and a clothes bag with two new outfits, a pair of pajamas and socks and underwear.

The P.A.C.K. closet at the Department of Family and Children’s Services Building in Savannah is accessible only to social workers. They are able to bring children with them into this happy space and allow them to choose a duffle bag, a bag of clothes (2 outfits, PJs, socks, underwear), a toiletry bag, a stuffed animal, a blanket, and other necessities. When the children cannot be present, the items are selected by their case worker.

Volunteer or donate with P.A.C.K  (People of Action Caring for Kids) in Savannah to help with the Foster Care Closet. Find more information at packsavannah.com or email packsavannahga@gmail.com

Read our newspaper column about P.A.C.K. here.

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To have additional Savannah foster care children resources listed here, please email the information to anne@southernmamas.com

(Free Savannah kids events) Free Young Explorers Club @ National Wildlife Refuge

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Free monthly Young Explorers Club 

The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge hosts a preschoolers “Young Explorers Club” on the first Tuesday of each month.

The free, hour-long monthly program for 3-4 year-olds starts at 10AM on the first Tuesday of each month.  There will be story time, crafts, snacks, and take-home activities all about this month’s topic.

The programs are at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (694 Beech Hill Lane Hardeeville, SC 29927).

Each month, a different animal or method of conservation will be highlighted. Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 30387 have designed the monthly programs as their service project for completing the Bronze Award. The themes are:

April – Recycle
May – Baby Birds
June – Alligators
July – Sea Turtles
August – Spiders
September – Fish
October – Butterflies
November – Turkeys
December – Ducks

For more information, please contact Joel Vos at (843) 784-2468.

Learn more here.

National Wildlife Refuge in Savannah/Hardeeville.
694 Beech Hill Ln
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927

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Valentine’s 2018 Golf Tournament, Savannah

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Valentine's Day Special 2018 Savannah Golf

Valentine’s golf tournament @ The Club at Savannah Harbor  on Hutchinson Island, next to Westin Savannah.

Open to the public. Adults & juniors are welcome.

A fun 2-person, 9-hole golf event @ 2PM Sun. Feb. 10. $45 cost includes green fees, cart fees & course prizes. Free cocktail & Valentine’s treats after your round in the Champions Grill.

Interested? Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, On Facebook here. Email Golf.savannah@westin.com, www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Free Savannah events) Deep Speaks 2018

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Deep Speaks 

The Young Author Project, Deep Center’s introductory program, engages public middle school students with language & their stories to help them express themselves with skill, confidence & courage.

Twice a year, Deep Center releases anthologies featuring original, vivid &  fearless stories, poems & plays written by Deep’s young authors—Savannah-Chatham public middle school students in Deep’s Young Author Project.

Select young authors are chosen by their peers to read their published works at Deep Speaksthe Youth Author Project’s end-of-semester book launch & live reading in front of a live audience of about 500  family members, peers & community members from all over Savannah.

Come hear these literary works.

Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6PM. The readings will start promptly at 6:30PM.

Tues. Feb. 13 6:30-8PM
The Savannah Theatre
222 Bull St.
Savannah, GA 31401

This event is free & open to the public.

Note: Deep authors are fearless & can write challenging content. Parental guidance suggested.

About Deep

Deep Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free, fun & rigorous writing workshops for public school students in Savannah. Deep connects kids with a thriving community of writing mentors—local authors, poets &  journalists—to help them share their stories.

Learn more here.

(Free Savannah events) FREE entrance to museums, historical sites on Super Museum Sunday Feb. 11 2018

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Super Museum Sunday 2018 free admission to Savannah museums, historical sites

FREE admission to museums, historic sites on Super Museum Sunday, Feb. 11

Coastal Heritage Society’s five Savannah museums will participate in Georgia History Festival’s s Super Museum Sunday 2018  on Feb. 11 2018. Guests can enjoy interactive exhibits and engaging tours at each site through hands-on, immersive activities that illustrate the narratives of Savannah’s past.

Coastal Heritage sites include:

*Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA
*Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, GA
*Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA
Cost: FREE! These will be free Sun. Feb. 11 during normal hours of operation at each site.

Highlights of this year’s special event programming include site tours, special office car tours and a short train ride at Georgia State Railroad Museum. Guests can enjoy enhanced Revolutionary War programming at Savannah History Museum, free play and children’s activities at Savannah Children’s Museum, learn about military history and view weapons demonstrations at Old Fort Jackson, and discover Gullah/Geechee culture through guided walking tours at Pin Point Heritage Museum.

Over sixty cultural institutions participate in this annual free family event. Each year Georgians and visitors alike experience our state’s rich history and cultural life through historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah during “Super Museum Sunday.”

See the list of participating Super Museum Sunday Sites here. 

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Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums’ three Savannah sites – The Jepson Center, Telfair Academy & Owens-Thomas House – will be open & free noon-4PM. Explore the exciting work of Carrie Mae Weems’ Sea Islands Series, meet and discover local artists, and create artworks that blend fabric, photography, and text.
The Jepson Center,  207 W. York St. Savannah 31401
Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Savannah, 31401
Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31401

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Georgia Day Parade Savannah 2016

FREE Georgia Day Parade 2018

Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade in Savannah
Fri. Feb. 9 2017 at 10:30AM
Students & teachers costumed as historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event.

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FREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2018

Saturday & Sunday, 10AM- 4PM Feb 10 & 11 2017
Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah  31406.
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free. 912-353-3023.

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Kindermusik Savannah Family Jam Night for $10 per family

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Kindermusik Savannah playdates toddlers

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano invites your family to their first Family Jam Night of 2018!

This Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6:15PM, join Kindermusik Savannah for playing instruments, movement, singing, music, listening, stories and MORE!

Open to ages 0-7 with their caregivers- only $10 for the whole family.

Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com or text JAM to 912-432-5885.

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

Savannah schools: Applications available Feb. 20 for free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2018-19

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

PreK Savannah Public Schools Chatham County

Free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2018-2019 school year

This free, state-funded Pre-K at some Savannah-Chatham public schools is open to all children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 2018 residing in Chatham County.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 61 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes.  See the list of Savannah-Chatham public schools that offer the free Pre-K here.

Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2018-19 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available online here Tuesday, February 20-March 6, 2018.
The 2018-2019 Lottery will run on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

This free, state-funded Pre-K is open to all children who are 4 years old on or by Sept. 1 2018. Details here. 

Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines. Please contact those facilities for their application deadlines.

 

Loop It Up Savannah hosts community fundraiser with Soup It Up

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Soup It Up for Loop It Up 2018 fundraiser outreach Savannah

You are invited to a special Savannah community fundraiser: SOUP IT UP for LOOP IT UP 2018 – The Second Serving!

This event marks the second year of Loop It Up’s signature fundraising event, in which local chefs will compete for the title of the Golden Soup Bowl while generously raising funds to support Loop It Up Savannah’s programming for Savannah youth and services to local families.

A fundraising campaign that’s currently under way will culminate with the SOUP IT UP for LOOP IT UP event on March 3, 2018 at Ghost Coast Distillery in Savannah. The event will be from 7-10:30PM and will feature soup tasting, hors d’oeuvers, raffles, a children’s art exhibition, live music and the soup contest itself.

Funds raised will support Loop It Up Savannah, a nonprofit that provides programs for Savannah young people and services to Savannah families in low-income areas.

Purchase a ticket online here by specifying the in the message section of your donation the number of tickets you are requesting. Single tickets are $60. Couples are $100. Tickets come with sponsorships so please consider one of the sponsorship levels listed here.

Soup It Up for Loop It Up 2018
Sat. March 3 2018, 7 PM
Ghost Coast Distillery
641 Indian St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Free Family Event: FIT Kids Fest Junior League of Savannah Event, March 3

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Fit Kids Fest Junior League Savannah free family event

You are invited to the FREE Savannah’s Fit Kids Fest on March 3 2018, 1-4PM at Savannah State University, 3219 College St.

This annual event promotes wellness for K-8 students, teaches the importance of growing a fit body and mind through a fun and interactive day designed for children of all ages and their parents. The goal is to improve health awareness and encourage children to lead a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Activities include tips on making healthy meals and snacks, exercise and other fun ways to get moving, as well as exploring resources for strengthening the mind.

To learn more visit: https://www.jrleaguesav.org.

FREE Flannery O’Connor Parade & Street Fair, March 25

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Flannery O'Connor 2015 Parade & Street FairYou’re invited to a FREE lively annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O’Connor – the Flannery O’Connor Annual Birthday Parade & Street Fair – Sun. 1-4PM March 25 2018 in LaFayette Square in Savannah’s Historic District.

Free family fun, live music and more near the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton St. Featuring live music, a wacky parade, coffee/tea/cake, and more. Local authors will present their writings and vendors will share vintage, custom, a creatively crafted wares. Another favorite: chicken-poop bingo for kids.

The parade starts at 3PM.

Attendees are invited to walk in the parade, bring handmade signs and sing along. Live music throughout the event will be provided by a cavalcade of singer-songwriters and musicians from some of Savannah’s finest local bands. Music for the parade will be played by an all-star line up of the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band.

Costumes inspired by Flannery O’Connor characters, settings or the author’s life are encouraged but optional.

You’ll also be welcomed to visit the Flannery O’Connor Home free to get a sense for our Flannery’s Depression-era childhood. Photo-ops with a gorilla, a peacock bandshell, and throughout the home will be available.

The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more here. 

ABOUT THE FLANNERY O’CONNOR CHILDHOOD HOME:
The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street in the heart of Savannah, Georgia, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of the South’s greatest writers. An established 501 3(C) nonprofit organization, the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home has been meticulously restored to reflect the authentic period furnishings of a Depression-Era Savannah rowhouse and to offer insight into the years that O’Connor lived in Savannah, from 1925 to 1938. The Home proudly presents a series of free lectures each spring and fall as well as other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.flanneryoconnorhome.org or call 912.233.6014.