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Free Savannah family events: Visit a Mosque Day @ Islamic Center of Savannah

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Visit Mosque Day March 10 Savannah 2018

Visit A Mosque Day – Savannah
Hosted by Islamic Center Of Savannah

You are invited to Visit a Mosque Day on March 10, 2018, 3-6PM. Although most mosques are always open to the public, this is a chance for individuals and groups to enjoin in a casual setting with Muslims from their neighborhoods. Members of all faiths are invited. This is a kid-friendly event.

Edward Ahmed Mitchell, Executive Director of CAIR Georgia, will be the keynote speaker.

Come and get to know your Muslim neighbors. Be sure to invite your friends, neighbors, and colleagues and enjoy Middle-Eastern hors d’oeuvre & sweets.

Visit www.AtlantaMuslim.com/VAMD for a list of Georgia Mosques participating. #VisitAMosqueATL

Saturday, March 10, 3-6PM
Islamic Center Of Savannah
1030 Dutchtown Road
Savannah 31419

Free family events @ Massie Heritage Center, Savannah

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Free open house Massie Heritage Center Savannah

On Sunday, Feb. 25 2018, Massie Heritage Center in Savannah will offer FREE admission from noon-4PM for visitors to explore Savannah’s Black Heritage.

This is a family-friendly event featuring the following activities for all ages:
* Take a “Journey on the Underground Railroad,” during an interactive story-telling event.
* Find clues throughout the museum to complete a “Scavenger Hunt.”
* Discover “Enslavement to Emancipation: The Struggle for Education,” during a guided exhibit experience featuring Old Savannah Tour’s Susie King Taylor.
* Visit the Historic Preservation exhibit for an informal curatorial talk on the legacy of WW Law as well as Hermitage Plantation.

Massie Heritage Center
207 East Gordon Street
Savannah, 31401
(912) 395-5070

Savannah Ballet Theatre presents The Little Mermaid

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Little Mermaid Savannah Ballet classes

Bring your kids to Savannah Ballet Theatre’s production of The Little Mermaid on April 21 at The Lucas Theatre for the Arts in Savannah.

Each performance will be followed up with a Character Meet and Greet, free with ticket. Kids’ tickets for the matinee are only $12!

The world-renowned professional company along with local students from the community will present two performances on April 21. SBT’s production of The Little Mermaid premiered in 2015 and launched SBT’s series of original ballets adapted from adventure-filled stories.

SBT’s adaptation is based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen – moving audiences beyond the Disney version and allowing them to experience the story in a new way.

The Little Mermaid ballet
The Lucas Theatre for the Arts
April 21, 2018
Showtimes: 1PM & 7:30PM
Tickets: $12-$35,
Tickets: Savannah Box Office 912-525-5050
Buy tickets online here.

Savannah Ballet Theatre will also present a special outreach performance for K-12 schools students on Fri. April 20 at 10AM at the Lucas Theatre. Outreach tickets: $5 for students with free tickets for teachers. For outreach info, contact Abby McCuen at 912-897-2102.

About Savannah Ballet Theatre

Established in 1998, Savannah Ballet Theatre is the premiere ballet company of Coastal Georgia. It is SBT’s mission “to develop and showcase the talent of dedicated Savannah dancers and to engage in educational outreach and promotion of the art of dance within our community.”

Learn more here. 

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Savannah pediatric dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry specializes in children

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Savannah pediatric dentists Dogwood Dentistry

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah is accepting new patients and you can request an appointment online by visiting their Web site here.  

A child’s first dental visit should be by age ONE. 

That’s the message from Dr. Krista Hinchey @ Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah  & The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Krista reiterates AAPD’s recommendation that infants need to see the dentist before their 1st birthday.

Studies show that dental costs for children who have their first dental visit before age one are 40 percent lower in the first five years than for those who do not see a dentist prior to their first birthday, Dr. Krista said.

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

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About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista and her team are experts on the growing smile.

Dr. Krista will utilize oral conscious sedation as an adjunct for restorative and surgical care when appropriately required. The practice specializes in children with special needs.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertise

 

(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) Registration for YMCA of Coastal Georgia Day Camps Opens March 1

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

YMCA of Coastal Georgia Summer Camps 2018 Savannah

Registration for YMCA of Coastal Georgia Summer Camp 2018 programs opens March 1.

YMCA camp programs offer a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to have the best summer ever, by meeting new friends, exploring nature, discovering new interests, being physically active and creating memories that last a lifetime.

Day Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. Few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper- all summer long.

Day Camps at the YMCA run on a weekly basis, Monday through Friday, for children ages 5-13 years. You can pick and choose which weeks you would like to attend; come just one week or the whole summer!

Camp operates from 9 am -4 pm daily, with drop off starting at 7AM and pick up ending at 6PM.

Cost
Traditional Day Camp: Specialty Camp

Member rate: $100/ a week Member rate: $125/ a week

Non-Member rate: $150/a week Non-member rate: $175/ a week

Learn more here.

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(Savannah Mother’s Day 2018) Keepsake Plaster Hand Casting Special @ Telfair Museums

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Telfair Museum Mother's Day Savannah Hand Casting

Keepsake Plaster Hand Casting Special for Mother’s Day 2018 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah
1-3PM, Saturdays & Sundays, April 1-May 13 2018

Create a fun and memorable keepsake of your own hand.

This activity for families, friends, and individuals is the perfect way to create a personalized sculpture. Using quick-setting, skin-safe materials, participants will make molds of their hands resulting in highly detailed, colorful, and expressive plaster casts. The process takes about an hour.

Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online here or by calling 912-790-8823

Cost: Museum members $15, non-members ages 12 and up $35 (includes museum admission).

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JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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Kindermusik Savannah Discount

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Kindermusik Savannah toddlers Share Love discount

Share the love of music with a friend in March!

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano is offering their best discount of the year, the annual “Share the Love,” where all enrolled get a chance to share the price of the enrollment (2 for the price of 1!) with a new friend they bring in.

Just text “Share the Love” to 912-432-5885 for the details on how to apply!

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

Daily kids’ activities @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Savannah Children's Museum daily programs special SeussFest

Take time to check out Savannah Children’s Museum. The magical outdoor place is at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah and features over a dozen exhibits designed to expand the imaginations of children including an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden.

SPECIAL OPEN DAYS: Savannah Children’s Museum often has special open days on school holidays.

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Daily kids’ programs @ the museum

Various kids programs offered each day by the museum’s expert educators include:

Savannah Children's Museum Daily Activities Kids Toddlers

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School Year Hours: Sept. 5 – May 28 2018
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED (large groups)
Wednesday – Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
Sunday: 11AM – 4PM
*Please note that the Museum may close due to weather conditions.

Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

Find admission cost info here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.orgwww.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) Art, Video Game Development & Pre-K Camps @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Savannah Summer Camps 2018 art Telfair Museums Jepson

Summer Camps 2018 Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

All classes are located in the Jepson Center at 207 W. York St. unless otherwise noted.

Register by calling 912-790-8823 or email bradleyk@telfair.org.

Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp
For ages 10–12
May 29–June 1 2018

Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp
For ages 12–14
July 2–6 2018 No camp Tuesday, July 4

9AM–3PM

Cost: Member $160/Non-member $180

This four-day camp is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, and use of value to create volume and space. The camp will also include practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models.

The Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp is a great class for students to learn and advance the skills necessary for developing art portfolios.

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Master Artist Photography Session A
For ages 10–12
June 4–8

Master Artist Photography Session B
For ages 13–16
June 11–15

9AM–3PM
Cost: Member $200/Non-member $235

This intensive, weeklong program focuses on black-and-white and digital photography, as well as the basic functions of 35mm manual cameras. While instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Adobe Photoshop, they will also cover conventional methods of film photography, including pinhole cameras, to supplement the experience.

The camp features student use of both manual and digital cameras. The program will culminate with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center.

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Raising STEAM: Technology, Art, and Electronics
For ages 10–12
June 18–22 2018
9AM–3PM
Cost: Member $200/Non-member $235

This comprehensive STEAM Camp gives young people the opportunity to explore the artistic potential of technology. In this weeklong camp, students will learn to use a variety of technologies and methods to create and express themselves.

Students will explore 3D printing, create images with Adobe Photoshop, and solder their own electronic-noise toys. Participants will also learn basic computer programming with Arduino microcontrollers. The program culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’work in the Jepson Center.

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Art with the Pros Session
For ages 6–10
June 25–29 2018
9AM–3PM
Cost: Member $175/Non-member $195

Each day, this camp will feature a different local artist providing a unique lesson based on his or her medium. Lunch in Telfair Square (weather permitting), breaks and games in ArtZeum, and special tours of the galleries are all included. Students will learn to give constructive criticism on their own and their peers’ artwork. The program culminates with a student art exhibition and a reception in the Jepson Center.
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Video Game Development
For ages 14–18
July 16–20 2018

Video Game Development
For ages 12–14
July 9–13 2018

9AM–3PM

Cost: Member $175/Non-member $195

Full STEAM ahead! In this weeklong camp, students will build their own video games. Students will explore, play, and learn computer programming from scratch using open-source game-making programs. The summer camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ games in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

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Museum Explorations Pre-K Camp
For ages 4–6
Half day 9AM-Noon
July 23–July 27 2018
Cost: Member $100/Non-member $125

Stave off summer doldrums! Exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and exhibitions has never been so much fun. Each day, participants will tour a new exhibit and learn to create the very same types of art seen in the galleries. Find inspiration with instruction in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Students immerse themselves in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists.

Crafters Camp
For ages 8–11
July 16–20 2018
9AM–3PM
Cost: Member $175/Non-member $195

The Ultimate Crafty Kids Camp is packed with a variety of projects: screen printing, knitting, friendship bracelets, calligraphy folder paper, and much more. In this weeklong camp, students will explore and learn techniques in a rich variety of crafts that will inspire and develop their desire to be independent makers.

Video Game Design with Scratch
For ages 9–12
Half day, 9AM-Noon
July 23–July 27 2018
Cost: Member $100/Non-member $125

This summer camp teaches beginning students how to create their own video game using Scratch, a colorful programming environment that makes it easy to bring interactive stories to life. In class, students collaborate on developing a game from the beginning to final polish. A fun and informative way to introduce younger students to the art of video game development.

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(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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(Savannah golf lessons for kids) ASWING Junior Golf Academy Savannah

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Golf Lessons Children in Savannah Golf Swing Studio Junior Spring in Savannah is an ideal time for your kids to hit the course and take golf lessons.

The Golf Swing Studio in Savannah offers ASWING Junior Golf Academy.

The ASWING Junior Golf Academy at Savannah’s Mary Calder Golf Club includes a 16-week structured curriculum for kids ages 6 – 18 years to learn the skills needed to play golf.

The Golf Swing Studio offers plan to develop your child not matter their ability or desire. Golf is a complex movement sport, which takes time and practice in order to excel. Their approach assesses your child and develops the skills in order to become successful. These skills will cover your child’s athletic movement, which makes it easier for them to learn quicker. The program also develops the proper fundamentals of the golf swing and its shots.

Learn more about The Golf Swing Studio’s certified curriculum or their US Kids Golf Top 50 Junior Golf Instructor here.

About The Golf Swing Studio

The Golf Swing Studio in Savannah offers golf instruction for men, women, boys and girls who want to enjoy playing golf at a more consistent level. Also offered: a year-round junior golf program for kids.

For more info, contact Paul Johnson at 912-421-8582 or via email at TheGolfSwingStudio@gmail.com.

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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.