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Savannah pediatricians: Dr. Christopher Rogers @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Savannah Pediatricians

The team is growing @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah is proud to welcome Dr. Christopher Rogers to their practice.

Learn more about Dr. Rogers here. 

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, by ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Tiny Tots gym playtime @ Summit Gymnastics

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Tiny Tots Play Time Summit Gymnastics Savannah

Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah is for children ages 5 & younger & their caregivers.

Kids can enjoy trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams & more.

Tiny Tots Playtime
9:30-11AM Tuesdays & Thursdays
Call ahead to confirm: 912.921.1034
$5 per child (Cash only)
For ages 5 & younger

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

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

Free Savannah Events: FREE Community Field Day, Aug. 4

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Free Field Day Savannah

Daily Beach Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks & Seining @ Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Tybee Island Beach Walks Marsh

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers daily Walks, Talks, & Treks programs: Sift ‘n’ Seine at 1PM; South Beach Walk at 2PM; Turtle Talk at 3PM; and Marsh Trek at 4PM.

Cost: All Walks, Talks, & Treks are $10 per person, $8 for science center members. Children ages 4 & younger are FREE! Program duration: 60 minutes.

You can register online at www.tybeemarinescience.org or stop by the center in person to sign up. Registration and payment are requested at least 30 minutes prior to program start time.

Sift ‘n’ Seine at 1PM

On the sift ‘n’ seine program, you’ll discover the marine life of the intertidal zone by pulling a 10 foot seine net through waist-deep water. Commonly caught organisms include pompanos, sea jellies, and crabs. After seining, you’ll explore the marine life of the sandy bottom by sifting various organisms from the wet sand on the beach. This program is recommended for participants ages 9 and older.

South Beach Walk at 2PM

South beach walks depart from the science center where you’ll join one of the marine science center’s knowledgeable marine science educators on a guided walk of Tybee’s south beach. Learn about the dynamics of Georgia’s barrier islands, the importance of the intertidal zone, the forces behind the waves, Tybee’s unique tidal surge, and the role that sand dunes perform in keeping Tybee protected.

Turtle Talk at 3PM

During the Turtle Talk, you’ll learn about anatomy and natural adaptations of sea turtles, discuss Tybee’s Sea Turtle Project conservation efforts, and get to meet the resident loggerhead sea turtle, Matthew. Based on program content, Turtle Talks are recommended for kids ages six and older.

Marsh Trek at 4PM

On a marsh trek, you’ll enjoy a hands-on exploration of Georgia’s salt marsh, searching the mud for fiddler crabs, snails, and more. Learn about adaptations necessary for survival in this environment, how the marsh functions as a nursery for many organisms, a filter for pollutants, and as an abundant food source. Please wear closed-toed, closed-heel shoes, such as rain boots or old tennis shoes (no flip flops or Crocs) and expect to get muddy. Marsh Treks meet off-site from the science center, on the north end of the island at Spanish Hammock. Directions are provided with paid program confirmation.

Register online for any of the above walks at www.tybeemarinescience.org

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
1509 Strand Ave. (Located off the 14th St parking lot, near the pier)
Tybee Is. GA 31328
912-786-5917
Open Daily 10AM-5PM

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Free Hilton Head events: Family Fun Day @ Coastal Discovery Museum

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Free Family Fun Day Coastal Discovery Museum Hilton Head

FREE Family Fun Day
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Dr.
Hilton Head Is. SC
Thurs. Aug. 2, 10AM-1PM

Join the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Is. and many of its partner organizations for a day filled with hands-on and free activities.

Explore the grounds to meet members of the HHI Audubon Society, HHI Land Trust, Master Naturalists, The Outside Foundation, The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, The Sandbox and more! Indigo tie-dyeing, meet the Marsh Tacky, birding, nature crafts and much more will be offered for visitors of all ages.

No charge to attend. Donations are greatly appreciated.

(843) 689-6767 ext. 223

Free Kindermusik Savannah Demo Days, July 30 & 31

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

SO many exciting things going on at Kindermusik Savannah  studio these days…join Kindermusik for a celebration of their 17th year offering Kindermusik classes to ages 0-7 on Monday and Tuesday, July 30 & 31!

Demo classes, food, drinks and giveaways! Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

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New toddler class

Brand new toddler class being offered for COMPLETELY FREE during August! This class will meet Thursdays at 10AM starting August 9. Toddlers ages 2-3 can sign up and there’s just a few spaces left, so let us know right away if you’d like to join in. All participants will receive 4 free classes, plus the Kindermusik Online materials.

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Family Jam Night, Aug. 4

Family Jam Night is filling up quickly, but there’s still room for your crew. Only $10 per family, regardless of how many 0-7 year olds you have. Join us Saturday, August 4 at 6:15pm for an evening of family music making!

And…now announcing…free tuition for newborns through ten weeks old. Contact Kindermusik for more info.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends. 912-988-KEYS.

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

(Savannah physical therapists) Stacey McKenzie @ Optim Therapy on Pelvic Health & Wellness

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
Optim Health Therapy Savannah

Stacey McKenzie, Physical Therapist Optim Therapy in Savannah

The following is a guest post for SouthernMamas.com by Stacey McKenzie, Physical Therapist
Optim Therapy in Savannah
Pelvic Health & Wellness Program

Summertime for moms often means family vacations. It should be an exciting time, getting in the car, setting the GPS and heading out for a fun-in-the-sun getaway.

Unfortunately for many women, any trip longer than around the block can be a journey filled with calculated pit stops including some seedy gas station bathrooms and a few close calls.

If you’re dreading a road trip because you suffer from urinary incontinence or an overactive bladder, the good news is that physical therapy could be the answer. Yes, that’s right. There are physical therapists who specialize in treating the pelvic floor muscles, which support your bladder, bowel, rectum and uterus. The pelvic floor is very important and plays a key role in urinary continence, core stability, and sexual health.

Optim Therapy recently launched their Pelvic Health & Wellness Program and Physical Therapist Stacey McKenzie can work with you one-on-one to make sure you are successfully activating your pelvic floor.  It can be accomplished in as little as one visit.

Stacey is one of Optim Therapy’s dedicated therapy professionals, all of whom utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to providing patients with the best treatments and outcomes.

If you are interested in improving your pelvic health, please talk to your personal physician about a referral to physical therapy. If you have any questions, or need help with a referral, feel free to contact Stacey directly at smckenzie@optimhealth.com, (912) 644-5333.

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Creatures of the Night nature program @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Owl nature program

Nancy Owen of the Gryphon Den presents “Creatures of the Night” nature program @ Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex. Part of the monthly “Second Saturday” presentation series.

The program addresses our Earth’s vital need for bio-diversity. Features the physical adaptations of nocturnal owls, and bats, including an opportunity to see these live birds in person.

The kid-friendly program begins promptly at 1PM @ the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge visitor center.

Sat. August 11 2018, 1-2PM
Vistor Center @ Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex
694 Beech Hill Ln
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927

Free Movies in the Park, Tybee Island: Lilo & Stitch

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

free movies in the park tybee kids events

Free Movies in the Park
Memorial Park, Tybee Is.
Sat. Aug. 18, 2018 8:30-10:30PM

Head on over to the park with your chairs, blankets as the sun begins to set.

The free showing of Disney’s Lilo & Stitch will begin as soon as the stars can be seen in the sky and on the screen.

Part of Tybee’s Movies in the Park series.

National Dance Day 2018 @ Forsyth Park, Savannah

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

National Dance Day Flash Mob Savannah 2018

Celebrate National Dance Day in Savannah.

Come learn the official National Dance Day 2018 routine & take part in a flash mob!

Meet at the field near the tennis courts at the Forsyth Park Farmers’ Market at 10:30AM on Sat. July 28 2018.

10:30AM: Tutorial
Noon: Flash Mob

Flashback classic movies @ Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

pooler kids savannah events

FLASHBACK CINEMA is a classic film program @ Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12.

There will be a different classic movie each week with shows on Sundays and Wednesdays. Experiencing these classics on the big screen! Flashback features play at 2PM and 7PM on Sundays, and 4PM and 7PM on Wednesdays.

Aug. 5 & 8: Big Trouble in Little China (Rated PG-13)

Aug 12 & 15: The Karate Kid (Rated PG)

Aug. 22: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Rated PG)

Aug. 26 & 29: The Sandlot (Rated PG)

Sept. 2 & 5: American Graffti (Rated PG)

Pooler Stadium Cinemas 12
425 Pooler Parkway
Pooler, GA 31322
(912) 330-0777

 

Savannah Fall Festivals 2018: FREE Skidaway Marine Science Day

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

 

Free Marine Science Day Skidaway Savannah

Upcoming kid-friendly happenings @ The UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium on Skidaway Is. in Savannah include:

FREE Skidaway Marine Science Day
Sat. Oct. 13 2018, 11-3PM
Enjoy an afternoon of activities, tours and talks on the University of Georgia Skidaway Island campus, located on the north end of the island. (10 Ocean Science Circle) The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

The UGA Aquarium, operated by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will be open to visitors with no admission fee. Aquarium educators will offer visitors an afternoon full of activities including a hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes peeks of the aquarium, fish feedings and microscope investigations.

A touch tank exhibit will allow guests of all ages to get up close and personal with common coastal invertebrates such as spider crabs, whelks and horseshoe crabs.

10 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411

Learn more here. 

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CoastFest 2018 in Brunswick 

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will participate in CoastFest 2018 in Brunswick, Ga.

This year’s festival will be Sat. Oct. 6 10AM-4PM @ Depart. of Natural Resources
1 Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA. 31520

This free, family-oriented educational festival is Georgia’s largest outdoor festival celebrating our state’s coastal, environmental, historical and cultural resources. Over 9,000 excited visitors enjoy interactive exhibits and activity areas provided by 80-plus local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning.

Touch tanks with live coastal animals, educational information, games and activities for the whole family are just part of our offerings.

More details here.

 

 

Savannah Fall Festivals 2018: Skidaway Island State Park Fall Family Fun Festival

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Fall Festival 2018 Skidaway Island State Park

Fall Family Fun Festival
Skidaway Is. State Park
Sat. Oct. 20 2018, 11AM-4PM.

Enjoy local food trucks, a Jeep show, arts, crafts, music, and more. As always pets are welcome, too.

Food trucks, vendors, and Jeep show participants must pay fees and register in advance. Contact the park office for further information or to register.

Parking fee: $5
Event Phone: 912-598-2300

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Pups & Trucks Festival
Sun. Nov. 4, 2018 11AM-3PM
Skidaway Island State Park
An afternoon of food and fun for you and your furry friends. Local food trucks will offer food and even snacks for your pups. Also enjoy pet boutiques, music, arts, crafts, vendors, pet rescue groups, and much more. Then take your pup for a walk on one of the many beautiful trails throughout the park.
Cost: $5 parking.
Event Phone: 912-598-2300.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411

FREE Instrument Petting Zoo, Savannah

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Explore musical instruments and how they work with members of the Savannah Philharmonic @ a Free Instrument Petting Zoo this FRI JUL 27 @ 10:30-11:30AM @ Bull Street Library in Savannah.

For ages 5 & older.

Bull Street Library
2002 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Telfair Museums offers Free Family Day, Free Community Day & new TechSpace acquisition

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Free family day Savannah Juneteenth 2018 Telfair Museums Jepson

Free Family Day at the Jepson Center

Celebrate the end of summer and the exhibition The Open Road, with free family activities about travel and photography. Contribute to a map of summer travels, make an end-of-summer postcard, and talk to prominent local photographers about their work and travels.

1-4PM Sat. Aug. 4 2018
Open Road Free Family Day
Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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free admission Owens Thomas Savannah

Lift Every Voice: Free Community Day

On Sun. Aug. 19, receive FREE admission to the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah for a special tour focused on the lives of Emma, Peter, and Diane, who were some of the enslaved people who lived on the site.

Several Savannah area cultural organizations and sites are collaborating in August to honor our community’s African American history, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).

Lift Every Voice, whose name comes from the historic song of the same name by James Weldon Johnson, began as a global initiative by the Smithsonian, encouraging partners, organizations, and individuals who study, love, or support African American history and culture to join NMAAHC in their inaugural year celebration (2016- 2017).

Noon-5PM, Sun. Aug. 19 2018
Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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TechSpace: New Acquisition

Interact with art in the Jepson Center’s Tech Space gallery, which now includes the recent acquisition To Whom Does the Air Belong To? pictured above. This video sculpture by Swiss-born artist Katja Loher offers a glimpse into the extraordinary language developed by honeybees.

Open daily during museum hours
Kids’ can interact with technology at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Complementing the ArtZeum, the Jepson Center’s Technology and Art Gallery is a great place for visitors of all ages to explore interactive and new media art. This long-term rotating exhibit introduces viewers to new media works that use various types of video & computer processing.

Remember: museum admission is always free for children ages 12 & younger.

Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Savannah schools: Sex Ed Survey for Parents

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Voices for Schools Savannah Due to schedule constraints, some Savannah-Chatham County Public School students miss out on a formal Sexual and Health Education Curriculum in school.

Voices For Schools in Savannah is exploring the idea of bringing in educators from an outside educational non-profit (Voices for Schools is currently working on who that will be) to provide this education outside of the school day.

Please help Voices for Schools decide if there is enough interest in this by answering a few questions via this quick online survey here.

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About Voices for Schools

Voices for Schools takes solution-focused, action oriented steps to address the needs of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System.

Learn more here.