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

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Optim Health Therapy Savannah

The following is one of a series of weekly guest posts for by Stacey McKenzie, Physical Therapist
Optim Therapy in Savannah
Pelvic Health & Wellness Program

See more of these guest posts here.

Are you having low back or pelvic pain and are pregnant? With an increase in the hormone relaxin making our joints and ligaments have more laxity and the increase in weight and size of our abdomens, pregnancy puts great demand on our bodies.

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 and I’m proud to be one.

At your first visit, I’ll meet with you for an evaluation in a private, closed-door environment. We’ll talk one-on-one and go over all your treatment options.

Physical therapists can teach you exercises to help strengthen your core and hips as your baby and belly are growing! We can also teach you safer ways to move to protect the spine. If needed, we can even try some taping techniques or instruct in braces that may help to take some load off of your spine or to help stabilize your pelvis. Pregnancy should be an exciting time in your life. Don’t let pain take that away from you.


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. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Armstrong Atlantic State University and says that the most rewarding aspect of being a therapist is making people feel and move better.

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 644-5333.

Optim Therapy in Savannah is a advertiser

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2018) Pee Wee Rodeo 2018

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Pee Wee Rodeo 2015 Savannah Urban Hope

Save the date for the 5th Annual Pee Wee Rodeo, Nov. 17, 2018 @ The Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave.
Time: 10AM-1PM
Purchase tickets at

Grab your cowboy hat, boots, spurs and chaps and come for a fun filled day of cowboy/cowgirl activities.

Your child will enjoy the chance to participate in stick horse rodeo events!

There will be other fun activities, such as pony rides, wagon rides, mechanical bull, face painting, archery, and farm animal petting zoo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Hope, a free after school program for inner city and at risk children.

(Savannah-area Moms groups) Richmond Hill MOPS & MomsNext Open House & Meetings

Friday, August 17th, 2018

MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Savannah Richmond Hill

Connect with other moms this school year in Richmond Hill.

Richmond Hill MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) & MomsNext open house will be Tues. Aug 28 2018, 10AM-Noon. Meet new moms, win some prizes, and get registered for the upcoming year.

There will be plenty of goldfish and coloring pages to keep kids occupied while you meet new people and fill out forms. Child care not provided for this event, but it is kid-friendly.

Richmond Hill MOPS & MomsNext meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each momth, 9:30AM-Noon, starting Sept 11 2018. The group meets at First Baptist Church Richmond Hill. 9184 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

Email with any questions:

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) connects moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.

MomsNext is a part of MOPS that caters to moms of school aged children and provides extra activities where childcare is not needed. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have!

Richmond Hill MOPS & MomsNext Open House
Tues. Aug. 28, 10AM-Noon
9184 Ford Ave
Richmond Hill, GA 31324-3634,


More local MOPS groups

Find details about the Aug. 22 Pooler MOPS open house here. 

Find details about meetings for MOPS at Compassion Christian Church’s East campus here.

Free Family Day: Monet to Matisse @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Oct. 20

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Free Family Day Telfair Museums Jepson Center

Enjoy a day celebrating Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art @ FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah. Theme: Monet to Matisse.

Children and families can try out pointillist painting techniques, make miniature Impressionist paintings, and go on a scavenger hunt of the exhibition.

Local artists will be on hand to lead plein air painting demonstrations in front of the museum, and local musicians will provide a program of Impressionist music in the auditorium at 2PM.

This event is free & open to the public.

FREE Family Day: Monet to Matisse
1-4PM Sat. October 20 2018
Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA

Investment is provided by the City of Savannah and the Georgia Power Foundation.

Telfair Museums is a advertiser 

10th Annual Savannah Midnight Garden Ride

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Moonlight Garden Ride Savannah 10th Annual 2018

Savannah’s favorite family-friendly bicycling event has a new location: Historic Grayson Stadium, home of the The Savannah Bananas.

10th Annual Midnight Garden Ride
5-10PM Sat. Oct. 20 2018
Grayson Stadium
1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31404
Tickets available here.

After a casually-paced, police-escorted ride travels through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods, then returns to Grayson Stadium for live music, food and beverages, and fun.

Proceeds benefit the non-profit Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

Join hundreds of other cyclists and see Savannah in an unforgettable way on the Midnight Garden Ride, presented by Chatham Orthopaedic Associates.



(Hilton Head Is. Halloween events) FREE Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Costume Contest 2018

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Pumpkin Patch 2014 Halloween Costume Contest, Hilton Head Is. Bluffton

Pumpkin Patch 2018 in Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Is. will be Sat. Oct. 27 2018, 4-8 PM.

Have the kids dress up and participate in our Halloween Costume Contest.

Candy, games and much more is available.

The festival provides a safe environment parents can take their children to start their Halloween celebration.

The target age for the event is 3-12, but everyone is welcome.

There will be a petting zoo, carnival games, costume contests & more.

No pets please.

Free for children ages 3-12. Adults are free

Learn more here.

Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Organized by Island Recreation Center,



(Savannah Fall Festivals 2018) Shalom Y’all – Jewish Food Festival 2018

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Jewish Food Festival Savannah

Shalom Y’all – Jewish Food Festival 30th Anniversary Savannah, GA is Sun. Oct. 28, 2018 in Monterey Square.

This year, the event will be held in Monterey Square, not Forsyth Park.

Come explore Jewish food. Details here. 

11AM- 3PM

The festival draws approximately 10,000 people and provides attendees with a taste of ethnic Jewish cuisine as well as family entertainment ranging from music, dance, magic and puppet shows.

There is not an admission for this event, but once you have smelled the aroma of all the wonderful cuisine, you will want to purchase tickets for food. There are two ticket booths on the festival grounds.

Below is a small sampling of the extensive menu of delicious Jewish delicacies to be found at the Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival™:
• Deli Sandwiches (corned beef, pastrami, or tongue)
• Potato Latkes
• Fresh Blintzes
• Fresh Challah
• Hummus & Pita
• Kosher Hot Dogs
• Brisket
• Sizzling Sephardic Lamb
• Stuffed Cabbage
• Sodas, including Dr. Brown’s®
• Sweets from our Sisterhood



(Savannah Fall Festivals) Halloween Hike 2018 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Friday, August 17th, 2018

halloween hike 2018 Oatland Island Savannah

Halloween Hike 2016 Oatland Island Wildlife Center

One of our favorite Savannah kids’ Halloween events –  the Halloween Hike Oatland Island Wildlife Center , is scheduled for Fri & Sat. Oct. 19 & 20 2018.

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

Halloween Hike
Oct. 19 & 20, 2018
5PM-8PM (last hike leaves at 8PM)


Adults: $5
Children: $10

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

Concessions will be available before or after the hike.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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



Savannah Girls Engineer It Day for 6-12th grade students, Oct. 20

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Girls Engineer It Day Savannah STEM Engineering is fun. Let

Engineering is fun. Let Society of Women Engineers in Savannah prove it to you.

All students in grade 6-12 and adults are invited to Girls Engineer It Day – an one-day event in Savannah focused on teaching hands-on STEM activities and letting students decide if Engineering/STEM is a career path they would consider in their future.

This event is limited to the first 200 middle-school & 100 high-school students to register. This annual event always sells out.

When: Sat. Oct. 20, 2018, 1-5:30PM – Online Registration will be open in Sept. Questions email  Registration required

Where: Woodville-Tompkins Tech & Career HS, 151 Coach Joe Turner St., Savannah, GA  Driving directions here

Registration and Details:

All registration details can be found here:

Before Oct. 5: $6/student, $25/group(5-8 students)
After Oct. 5: $8/student, $30/group(5-8 students)
Adults are Free

Students will go through 3 activities focused on different kinds of engineering taught by local technologists.  The day starts with a STEM Expo which are small activities provided by local companies, surrounding universities, and professional organizations.  Then break into groups to begin the 3 activities (1 hr a piece). While the students are learning, there’s a separate event for the adults including learning what’s needed to keep the students interested in STEM, college prep, financial aid, and even community opportunities for internships.  Adults will learn their own STEM activity that they will be able to take home to teach the students what they learned.

Link to schedule here.

The event is limited to 300 students (200 middle and 100 high school).

It is promoted as a female event, but males are allowed and attend every year.

Questions? Email

(Savannah Halloween events) Wag-O-Ween 2018: Trick or Treating for your dog in Savannah

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Wag-O-Ween Halloween for dogs Savannah 2015

Take Rover trick-or-treating during Savannah’s 13th Annual Wag-O-Ween 2018 event, which will be Sat. Oct. 20 2018, noon to 5PM

Participants will receive a map indicating the more than 100 businesses where they may Trick or Treat with their canine companion. There will also be a costume contest and a raffle for some great prizes.

In the past this event has had 1000 participants from the greater Savannah area and that’s expected to increase this year. This event generates greatly needed funds for local pet rescue organizations.

Tickets are $5 per person and all proceeds go to benefit the Dachshund Rescue of North America and Coastal Pet Rescue. CASH ONLY.

For more information, contact Sara Portman at Canine Palace 912-508-3336 or click here .



(Hilton Head Is. Halloween events) FREE Trunk-o-ween 2018 @ Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Friday, August 17th, 2018

trunk or treat hilton head shelter cove towne center Halloween 2017

FREE Trunk-o-ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is.

Wed. Oct. 31 2018, 5-7PM
Shelter Cove Towne Centre
40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

FREE & open to the public. 

This special evening provides a safe environment for families, ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages. This year’s “spooktacular” highlights include:

•Trick-or-Treating in car trunks and shops
•Bounce Houses
•Cappy the Clown
•Plenty of treats to fill your bag

More details here. 



County Fairs 2018 with rides in Chatham & Bulloch counties

Friday, August 17th, 2018

coujnty fairs in Savannah Statesboro 2017If you have you hankering to take the kids to seek out Charlotte & Wilbur at a county fair this fall, here are a few near and in Savannah to check out:

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, Statesboro
Oct. 15-20 2018
Racing pigs, LEGO competition, petting zoo, carnival rides, food, shows, educational exhibits, free animal shows nightly, a working blacksmith shop, grits mill, live syrup making, Kiwanis Pancakes & Sausage
16942 Highway 67 South
Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Details here.

Coastal Empire Fair, Savannah
Nov. 1-9 2018
The fair will still be held at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds @ 4801 Meding St
Savannah, Georgia 31405.
Details here. 



KiDS Rock Savannah 2018: 1 mile fun run, Daffin Park, Nov. 4

Friday, August 17th, 2018

KiDS Rock Savannah 2016Finishing a marathon is child’s play with KiDS ROCK Savannah – a one-mile fun run for children in grades K – 7. This non-competitive, non-timed event is all about having fun & making it to the finish line. Kindergarten distance is a half mile run.

Kids Rock 2018
1-3PM Sun. Nov. 4
Daffin Park in Savannah, GA
For race time, click here.
Run with your friends. Team Registration available. Read more here.

Registration Information

Register here.

Participants can become full marathon finishers by completing a 25.2-mile training program prior to race day or they can just run, walk or jog the one-mile course on race day. Every child is a winner & will be rewarded with an official race number, T-shirt, goodie bag & medal.

Associated with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

Free preschool Young Explorers nature program @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Free children's activities Savannah toddler preschoolers Savannah Wildlife Refuge 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:

January – Bald Eagles
February – Lady Bugs
March – Plants
April – Recycle
May – Baby Birds
June – Alligators
July – Sea Turtles
August – Spiders
September – Fish
October – Butterflies
November – Turkeys
December – Ducks

To sign up, call (843) 784-2468 

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex
694 Beech Hill Ln
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927

Learn more here.



Things to do with toddlers: Free preview classes of Music Together of Savannah toddler & preschool music program

Friday, August 17th, 2018

music kids Savannah classes toddlers preschoolers

Music Together of Savannah is happy to announce new Saturday morning Music Together classes this fall 2018(in addition to weekday morning and Tuesday evening). These classes are for children 5 months to 5 years.

Free preview classes at this location:

Mosaic Church (4 miles from Richmond Hill)
7 Canebrake Road
Savannah, GA 31419

Free preview classes prior to Fall Enrollment:

Tues. Aug 21 6:30PM
Thurs. Aug 23 9:30AM
Wed. Aug. 29 9:30AM
Tues. Sept.4 6:30PM
Sat. Sept 8 9:30AM


About Music of Savannah

Music Together of Savannah is a preschool music studio for children aged 5 months to 5 years. Parents or caregivers attend 45 minute classes once a week for 11 week sessions. A collection of music comes along with your enrollment. Each new session brings new music and there are 9 wonderful Music Together collections in all. A typical class has 10 children and 10 parents, but grandparents and caregivers are welcome. Both parents are also welcome to attend a class.

Music Together of Savannah is a advertiser 

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2018) Free Garden City Public Safety Day

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Bring the kids to Garden City’s first FREE Public Safety Day on Sat. Oct. 13 2018, 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:
10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks from Mayor and City Council
10:05 a.m. SWAT Team Helicopter Entrance and Demonstration
10:20 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Firefighter Challenge
10:30 a.m. Police/Fire/EMS Donut Eating Contest
10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Corn Hole Team Elimination/Challenge (Police/Fire/EMS)
11 a.m. Police K-9 Demonstration
11:30 a.m. Police/Fire/EMS Team Tug-of-War
11:45 a.m. Team Car Extrication
12:15 p.m. Pittsburgh Fire Drill
12:45 p.m. Police Demonstrations: SWAT and Bomb Squad
1:30 p.m. Public Safety Day Team Awards Presentation
2 p.m. End of Garden City’s first Public Safety Day Event
10 a.m. to 2 p.m Public Safety Vehicle Exploration, Children’s Fire Safety House, Nerf Gun Challenge, Junior Firefighter Challenge, Children’s Bounce House, Sparky the Dog Meet and Greet.

Learn more here.

Garden City Public Safety Event
10AM-2PM Sat. Oct. 13 2018
In front of City Hall
100 Central Ave.
Garden City, GA 31405



(Hilton Head Fall Festivals 2018) Harbour Town Fall Festival

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Harbour Town Fall Fest 2016 Hilton Head

Harbour Town Fall Fest 2018

Sun, Sept. 23, 11AM – 6PM

This family-friendly event will include: Harbour Town shops sidewalk sale offering great deals; local favorite Deas-Guyz in concert featuring a mix of Motown, R&B, pop, rock, reggae and dance beats; nautical activities featuring a variety of watersports, tours and boat rides; dining on the harbour all day; and children’s activities. The Carolina Dreamers Car Club will have a selection of classic cars on hand, along with an opportunity to enter a drawing to win two (2) tickets to the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, November 4 & 5.

Harbour Town
149 Lighthouse Road
Hilton Head Is., SC 29928

For additional info, contact The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or go to

($6 per vehicle gate pass to enter Sea Pines)



(Savannah pediatricians) Safe Sleep Tips for Babies

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Pediatric Associates of Savannah pediatricians

We appreciate the Safe Sleep post by Savannah pediatrician Dr Brandy Gheesling on the Pediatric Associates of Savannah web site here.

Dr. Gheesling writes: “As I prepare for the arrival of my third child, I have been busy getting everything together for the nursery. There are so many different gadgets and sleeping devices available, so I thought it would be a good time to review what the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) currently recommends for safe sleep. “

“Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby less than 1 year of age that usually occurs while they are sleeping.  Sadly, per the AAP Policy Statement on SIDS published in 2016, “Approximately 3,500 infants die annually in the US from sleep related deaths, including SIDS and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed.”   

Dr. Gheesling reminds us that parents’ behaviors and health can also affect our baby’s SIDS risk.

“Parents should avoid smoke exposure, alcohol, and illicit drug use during pregnancy and after birth.Pregnant women should obtain regular and early prenatal careBreastfeeding is recommended and has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS by 50% if the baby is exclusively breastfed for the first month of life,” writes Dr. Gheesling.

Read Dr. Gheesling’s Safe Sleep post in its entirety here.


Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a advertiser 

CrossFit Hyperformance in Savannah guest post on improving sleep routines

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Crossfit savannah hyperformance

Below is a guest post from CrossFit Hyperformance in Savannah:

What’s your Sleep Routine?

This month at Hyperformance Kids we’re showing off our sleep routines! We’re talking about the benefits of a good night sleep and how having a routine can help. The better you sleep the better you feel.

Sleep is also imperative to maximize learning. Our brains processes both new physical tasks (like coordination) and information during sleep. Your body’s recovery processes and growth hormone release are heightened during deeper stages of sleep.

Here are some tips to try:

1.) Cut off overhead lights at dusk. As it gets darker outside, cut back on the brightness inside too. It signals their bodies to start winding down. My boys love lighting candles and dimming the lights.

2.) Cut off devices and screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime. In the summertime I like to take a walk outside in the natural changing light with my boys. They are also less tempted to go back to the screen.

3.) Reflect. Our family has “couch time”. Each person gets a minute to talk about the best part of their day. It forces us to stop what we are doing and just be together for a couple of precious minutes.

4.) Prep the next day. Not just laying out clothes and making lunch, but ask your kids what they are looking forward to the next day. They will start to connect the things they want to do with a desire to feel ready and well-rested for it.

Of course, lots of exercise and time outdoors during the day helps too! And nothing is wrong with a little power nap from time to time either.

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a advertiser 

10th Annual Statts Fest Savannah

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

10th Annual Statts Fest will be Sept. 29 2018 @  in the yard @ the Rail Pub in Savannah & live music & silent auction.

Friends of Jason Statts have planned a benefit to help subsidize the medical assistance that Statts, a quadriplegic as a result of violent crime, requires.

Statts Fest fundraiser
Sat. Sept. 29 2018
4PM – 7PM

Learn more @ .

About Jason Statts

On June 28, 2008, Jason Statts, a professional graphic designer, local musician, 1996 SCAD graduate and overall amazing guy, was a victim of a violent crime in Ardsley Park. Statts was shot in the neck and suffered irreparable damage to his spinal column.

Since then, he has relied on government assistance to cover his mounting medical costs, and the support of his friends and family to keep him smiling. His family and friends host fundraisers to help fill in the gaps in his finances so that he can receive the benefits and medical assistance he requires.

For more information, please visit or email



Junior League of Savannah 2018 Thrift Sale

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Junior League Savannah Thrift Sale 2016

Junior League of Savannah 2018 Thrift Sale and Preview Shopping

New Location: National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406

1-Day Sale, Sat. Oct. 13
The Junior League of Savannah’s 70th Annual Thrift Sale will be @ the National Guard Armory on Sat. Oct. 12, 2018, 7:30AM-3PM. The Thrift Sale brings together thousands of community members, each one making a difference through donations, volunteering, and purchasing of thrift. The money raised goes back to support the community improvement projects of the Junior League.

Bonus Sale Day, Sun. Oct. 14
9AM-2PM. Admission will be free for the Sunday sale day.

Thrift Sale Preview Shopping, Fri. Oct. 12
Thrift Sale Preview Shopping is an opportunity to get a first look at all the great items available to the community during the annual Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale 5:30-7PM Friday. All thrift items will be available for purchase at 2x (two times) the marked Thrift Sale price. All net proceeds then go back into the community, funding the community efforts of the Junior League of Savannah. Preview Party tickets are $20 and include music by Rick Elvis, light hors d’oeuvres, Kendra Scott Trunk Sale, and raffles. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Junior League of Savannah website:  A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

What Is It?

The Annual Thrift Sale, is one of the largest of its kind in the South East. Each year people come from all over the Low Country to shop for treasures and bargains. The Sale, held each fall, is a primary source of funding for the Junior League. All of the proceeds from the sale are returned to the community through Junior League community improvement projects as well as developing the leadership of the Junior League members. The sale also provides the community with a low-cost option to purchase needed household goods.

All of the net proceeds go directly into the community through a combination of League-sponsored volunteer projects, community grants, and development of leadership skills of our members.

What can you find?

This is a great way for students and others to furnish their apartments or dorms on a limited budget. Many families do their holiday shopping at the sale. There are always a lot of cool, vintage items as well as sofas, tables and chairs, and desks. Other finds include: appliances, bed linens, bicycles, and holiday décor, and plants. The children’s area comes stocked with clothing, swings, strollers, cribs and more.  New Boutique offers items that are brand new at amazing discounts. This year the sale will also feature women’s business and formal attire.

Find ticket info here. 

Questions? Call the Junior League office 912.790.1002.

New Location: National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406


(Savannah Fall Festivals 2018): Savannah Greek Festival

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Savannah Greek Festival 2016

The 68th annual Greek Festival at the Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St., Savannah, Oct. 11-13 2018.

The Greek Festival, sponsored by St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, will feature homemade Greek foods, desserts greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band and so much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage.

Menu favorites include:

  • spanakopita (Spinach w/ feta cheese & herbs baked in layers of filo);
  • Greek meatballs (a favorite for kids of all ages);
  • gyros (sliced beef and lamb served on pita bread);
  • diples (fried filo dough dipped in honey syrup);
  • kourabiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar;
  • baklava, pecans & spices baked in layers of filo.

Hosted in the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, the Savannah Greek Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. Come to enjoy the food, shopping, music, dancing and atmosphere of the Greek culture.

Serving food all day!

Thurs. Oct. 11: 11AM-9PM
Fri. Oct. 12: 11AM – 9PM
Sat. Oct. 13: 11AM – 9PM

The festival will have free admission until 4PM Thursday & Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4PM. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday.

Drive Thru Take-Out
To download the order form, click HERE.
Thursday & Friday – 11 AM to 2 PM Only; Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM
Phone in (236-8256) or Fax your Order form to (236-7321) Pick up at Drive Up window at Henry Lane behind the Hellenic Center.

Advance orders may be placed online for pick-up. Please order at or call 912-236-8256.

See the complete menu  here.



(Savannah Fall Festivals) FREE Oktoberfest & Wiener Dog Races

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Oktoberfest 2017 Wiener Dog Races Savannah

It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration @ Savannah’s 35rd Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street.

Enjoy a bit of Germany…Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races, which start at 10:30AM on Sat. Oct 6. There will be regional arts & crafts exhibitors, live entertainment and all weekend long.

Painting classes in Rousakis Plaza at the Waterfront Kidz Zone® take on a fall twist with pumpkins serving as canvases. Souvenir pumpkins are $10, with proceeds benefiting the Savannah Chapter of the March of Dimes.

WHEN: Oct. 5-Oct. 7, 2018
WHERE: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, 31401

COST: Free & Open to the Public
CONTACT: Savannah Waterfront Association, 912.234.0295

Festival Hours
Fri. Oct. 5, 4-10pm
Sat. Oct. 6, 10am-11pm (Wiener dog races at 10:30AM)
Sun. Oct. 7, 10am-6pm

Reminder: you can take the free ferry ride from the Westin on Hutchinson Is. across the Savannah River to River Street  & then take it back. Kids love the boat ride.



(Free Fall events) Savannah’s Picnic in the Park 2018

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Free Picnic in the Park 2018 Savannah concert

Savannah Philharmonic & the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs presents 2018 Picnic in the Park on Sun. Oct. 7.

Enjoy fantastic music and fun family activities @ this annual Fall event in Forsyth Park featuring a repertoire from the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and more.

Come early to enjoy local band, choral & orchestral students at the Forsyth Park Bandshell.

WHEN: Oct. 7 2018
WHERE: Forsyth Park Bandshell
621 Drayton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
TIME: Community Performances begin at 3PM Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra at 7PM

COST: Free and open to the public.

CONTEST: Every year, picnickers have an opportunity to enter the legendary “Picnic Contest”. Picnickers are encouraged to design an imaginative picnic spread that is inspired by the suggested theme.

MORE: For more information about Picnic in the Park or the Philharmonic, call 912.232.6002, visit or email .