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Fall Georgia State Park Events near Savannah

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

See the complete list of Fall Festivals 2018 in the Savannah & Lowcountry area in our Fall Family Fun Guide.

Here are a few more:

Pups & Trucks Festival @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah
Sun. Nov 4, 2018 11AM-3 PM
Come for an afternoon of food and fun for you and your furry friends. Local food trucks will offer delicious food & even some snacks for your pups. Also enjoy pet boutiques, music, arts, crafts, vendors, pet rescue groups & more. Then you can take your pup for a walk on one of the many beautiful trails throughout the park. 912-598-2300.
Fees & Passes
$5 parking. Annual passes available here.

Colonial Wormsloe Lantern Tours @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah
Sat. Nov 17, 2018 6-8 PM
Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours will depart at 6PM & 7PM by lantern & will take you through time on a whirlwind tour with a variety of scenes that celebrate Savannah’s colonial heritage, from the city’s founding in 1733 up through the American Revolution. $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.

Beginner Archery on certain Fridays @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Fridays
Oct 26, 2018 3-4PM
Nov. 2, 2018 4-5PM
Nov. 16, 2018 4-5PM
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow with park rangers. You will be shooting in a safe environment. Fun for kids and adults, come see how you fair. You will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. Reservation’s required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339. Learn more here.

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FOR MORE FALL FESTIVALS 2018, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM FALL FUN GUIDE. 

Savannah pediatricians: Pediatric Associates of Savannah on how to prevent RSV

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Pediatric Associates of Savannah pediatricians

Fall means the start of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) season  

Pediatric Associates of Savannah blog focuses on RSV,  which presents as a common cold, and symptoms will include runny nose, mild cough, and low grade fever.

“However, it can be more severe in some cases and leads to about 100,000 hospitalizations a year in the United States and approximately 150,000 deaths worldwide each year,” according to Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Read how RSV is spread & how to prevent RSV in the complete post here. 

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah locations

Pediatric Associates in Savannah
4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100,
Savannah 31404
912.355.2462

Pediatric Associates of Savannah in Pooler
110 Medical Park Drive
Pooler 31322
912.330.5010

Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Whitemarsh Is.
1001 Memorial Dr
Savannah 31410
912.898.9800

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

Savannah schools: Open House Dec. 5 @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Savannah schools Savannah Christian Preparatory School open house PreK preschools

You’re invited!

Come experience Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s thriving school environment at the school’s last open house of 2018, 9:30AM  Wednesday Dec. 5 2018.

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.

It’s the way in which SCPS professionals care for your child and family that will make your whole family feel at home on our Chatham Parkway campus.

Register for the last Welcome Home Wednesday open house of 2018 online here. 
Welcome Home Wednesdays – An Open House for Prospective Parents
Dec. 5 2018
9:30AM in the Coffee Shop
Reservations not required but encouraged. Register online here. 
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Daycare & Preschool 

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool– serving ages six weeks through 3 years – is structured to provide every child with a solid foundation for the challenges of SCPS college preparatory lower, middle and upper schools.

The center is also here to provide the loving care and guidance that all children need at this important time in their lives.

Designed for ages six weeks through 3 years of age, the goal is to assist children in their spiritual, emotional, social, physical and mental development.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool is located on the Chatham Parkway campus.

Learn more here.

Daycare Options
Infants and Toddlers
2 & 3 year old classes

Preschool Options
Half or Full Day
2 Days per week (Tues. & Thurs.)
3 Days per week (Mon., Wed. & Fri.)
5 Days per week

Hours of Operation: 6:30AM-6PM
Director: Alicia Knight
Director of Operations: Ellen Duggar
Contact: (912) 721.2229 or email daycare@savcps.com

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More about SCPS

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

Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Lower School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2017 and in 2011, and the Middle School in 2014, for overall academic achievements. SCPS was also named Best Daycare/Preschool and Best Private School in 2013 & 2014 by Savannah Magazine.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School,  (912) 234-1653, www.savcps.com, On Facebook hereOn Twitter here.  Follow SCPS on Instagram at savannahchristianprep   Savannah Christian Preparatory School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah-area Fall Festivals 2018: Springfield Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Spring Fall Festival Savannah 2018

You are invited to 2018 Springfield Fall Festival featuring food, first class entertainment & vendors.

FREE Admission. Learn more here. 

Open ALL DAY: Hay Ride, Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Food Court and Craft Vendors. Free live concerts on Friday & Saturday nights and this year, the festival will continue the tradition with country music group, Shenandoah, on Saturday night. Car Show & wing eating contest on Saturday.

Fri & Sat. Nov 2 & Nov. 3
Springfield Fall Festival
Laurel Street
Springfield, Georgia 31329
Tickets: springfieldfallfestival.com

Hosted by: City of Springfield & Springfield Merchants Association,

Schedule

Friday 10/2:
5PM Festival Begins
8PM Thomas Claxton & The Myth
10PM Festival Closes

Saturday 10/3:
10AM Festival Opens
10AM-6PM Triple J Stables will have their petting zoo here with animal food available for purchase ($1 so please bring small bills).
10AM Car Show
12-4PM Local Talent on Stage
5PM Wing Contest
6PM TBA
7PM Josh Sanders
8:30PM Shenandoah
10PM Festival Closes

Open ALL DAY: Hay Ride, Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Food Court and Craft Vendors.

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See the complete list of Fall Festivals 2018 in the Savannah & Lowcountry area in our Fall Family Fun Guide.

SouthCoast Health Savannah patients’ breast cancer success stories

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor Stories SouthCoast Health Savannah breast cancer surgeons

Dr. Christa L. Jillard, SouthCoast Health Surgery

Yearly mammograms were routine for Savannah mom Kristi Lowenthal since she was 38. She started the annual screenings earlier than most because of a family history of breast cancer.

Lowenthal also had regular check-ups, ate right, and exercised. Eventually, she admits, those yearly mammograms “became very routine, and I always felt like it was an inconvenience.”

But a perennial mammogram likely saved her life.

In February 2017, a decade after receiving her first mammogram, the staff at SouthCoast Health in Savannah Imaging noticed something suspect. After detecting a small lump, the staff scheduled Lowenthal for an outpatient needle biopsy. Due to the awkward location of the lump, the biopsy was unable to take place.

Lowenthal was then referred to SouthCoast Health surgeon Dr. Christa Jillard. The physician’s original plan was to remove some tissue for biopsy. However, once Dr. Jillard began operating, she chose to extract the entire lump. The biopsy came back positive.

“A week before my 49th birthday, I got the call I had breast cancer,” Lowenthal says. “And that’s just one of those calls you think you’re never going to get. …It was shocking, unimaginable, and a lot to take in. So that’s where my journey started.”

Read this Savannah mother’s complete breast cancer success story here. 

Whether you are looking for a primary care doctor or a pediatrician, an ObGyn or another medical specialist, SouthCoast Health has you covered with its wide range of world-class healthcare services, available throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

SouthCoast Health has 120 physicians and medical professionals in 18 locations in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Rincon, Baxley, Bluffton, Hilton Head, and Hinesville.

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Save the date: Savannah Santa Train 2018, Dec. 8

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Savannah Santa Train 2018 Georgia State Railroad Museum

Save the date for the favorite holiday kids’ event – Savannah Santa Train – which will be Dec. 8 this year @ Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. 

Kids can a short ride on a steam locomotive, create holiday themed crafts with community partners, visit with jolly old St. Nicholas & much more.

Want to register for Savannah Santa Train today? Become a Coastal Heritage Society member and receive access to a suite of benefits, including early registration on many of their signature events. Find membership info here. 

Santa Train registration opens to the general public Mon. Nov. 12 2018.

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Upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Coastal Heritage Society sites

Old Fort Jackson’s Annual Auction & Lowcountry Boil. Fun for the whole family: Sat. Nov. 3 2018. Details here. 

SCM & Ga State Railroad Museum CLOSED for Savannah Food & Wine Fest: Sat. Nov. 10 – Sun. Nov. 11 2018

Free admission to Savannah Children’s Museum for active military & veterans in recognition of Veterans’ Day: Mon. Nov. 12 2018

Sensory Soft Sunday (RSVP required). For families who have children w/ special needs or autism.  The museum will open their doors from 9-11AM, so families can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting). Details here. : Sun. Nov. 18 2018

Savannah Santa Train: Sat. Dec. 8 2018

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FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HAPPENINGS, VISIT THE EVENT CALENDAR HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Veteran’s Day Concert @ National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Pooler

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Free Veterans Day concert Pooler Museum of Mighty Eighth

Enjoy a patriotic concert presented by The Savannah Children’s Choir and the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
on Sun. Nov. 11 2018 @ 3PM.

The concert will be held in the rotunda and is free and open to the public.

The Savannah Children’s Choir is a nonprofit, community supported, choral organization whose mission is to unite, mentor and transform Savannah’s children into responsible, creative, and confident leaders through excellence in choral performance and music education.

This concert is sponsored by Mr. Dick Eckburg.

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
175 Bourne Ave. (I-95 at Exit 102)
Pooler, GA 31322

Telfair Museums Free Family Day: Monet to Matisse, Savannah

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Free Savannah events kids Family Day Telfair Museum October 2018 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. Oct. 20 2018
Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA

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

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(Savannah parent & me activities) Kindermusik Savannah musical playdates for ages 0-7; free classes for babies

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for their October monthly musical playdates. Ages 0-7 & their caregivers are welcome for an engaging & movement-filled to the Kindermusik farm.

At the end of the playdate, all children will receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs & a $10 coupon.

Tuition is $15 per child; $5 for siblings.

Play dates will be offered:

Sat.  Oct. 20,  10AM
Wed. Oct. 24, 10AM
Sat. Oct. 27, 10AM

Spaces are limited & filling fast.  Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Saturday class & free classes for babies

Brand new weekly Saturday class for ages 0-7 begins Nov. 3 2018, 11AM. There are still some spaces left for you.

Kindermusik Savannah loves their smallest music makers:  did you know babies 10 weeks & younger always attend tuition-free?

Let it begin with…Kindermusik.

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

Savannah private schools: Open House @ Calvary Day School, Jan. 27

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

calvary school savannah open house private schools

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 are the perfect chance to see what today’s learners are doing to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Learn more here

2018-19 Open Houses @ Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah

Sun. Nov. 4 2018, 2-4PM
Sun. Jan. 27 2019, 2-4PM
Sun. March 3 2019, 2-4PM

Register online here for any of the above open houses.

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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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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2018) You’re invited: Fall Festival @ St. James Catholic School, Savannah

Friday, October 12th, 2018

FUntober St. James Catholic School Fall Festivals Savannah

Bring your kids to  St. James Catholic School Funtober Fest 2018, which is open to the public.

Enjoy bounce houses, rock wall, haunted house, obstacle course, game booths, human whack-a-mole & more @ St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406

Sat. Oct. 20 2018
11AM-3PM

Fun for the entire family.

All-Inclusive Wristbands -$25/each
Tickets – $1 each.

Questions? Please contact: Stephanie Creeden @ 770.363.6171 or email screeden@hotmail.com or Melissa Hille @ 912.398.2882. or email melissa@myagencysavannah.com

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More About St. James Catholic School

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

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

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

Kids’ Fitness Classes @ Hyperformance Athletics of Savannah

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Crossfit Kids Savannah

Sport as a metaphor for life. Kids learn so much through sport. Just to name a few…

Setting goals and expectations
Dealing with disapointment
Pushing through being uncomfortable
Teamwork
Sportsmanship
Integrity
Persitance

Exposing kids to multiple sports, both individual and team based, are an important part of growing up. Not to mention kids connect movement with fun and success. Make that connection when they are young and your children are much more likely to enjoy a healthy, active adulthood.

Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah offers the foundation of that success. Their program for elementary-aged kids exposes them to new physical challenges each session. Those challenges present opportunities to grow in character and in fitness.

New students are invited to join us for a free trial class any Wednesday at 4:30PM or any Saturday at 10:15AM (no class Saturday 10/26) at Hyperformance Athletics, 904 E 70th St. 912-335-3515.

Learn more about the kids classes here. 

Kids Fitness Classes @ Hyperformance Athletics
904 E 70th St.
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-335-3615

Hyperformance Athletics​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email crossfithp@gmail.com, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Friday, October 12th, 2018

parents night out summit gymnastics

For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Summit Gymnastics is offering a parents’ night out this month so you can enjoy a childfree evening. Open too all ages 4 & older.

Parents Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics 

7-11PM Sat. Oct. 27 2018.

Register online here.

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 advertiser

Kid-friendly activities @ Moonlight Garden Ride, Savannah

Friday, October 12th, 2018

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Moonlight Garden Ride Savannah 10th Annual 2018

10th Annual Moonlight Garden Ride

Did you know that Savannah’s favorite annual bicycling event is kid-friendly?

In addition to the ride, Stroller Strong Moms will have some on-the-field fun at Grayson Stadium after the ride.

There will also be balance bike races around the bases for the younger riders.

10th Annual Moonlight Garden Ride
5-10PM Sat. Oct. 20 2018
Historic 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.

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Savannah Mountain Biking SEGA-SORBA Morning Marsh Madness

Morning Marsh Madness 2018, Oct. 20 2018 on Skidaway Island, Savannah

Registration is open for SEGA SORBA’s Morning Marsh Madness 2018.

Off-road race, fun race, family fun all for one low price. Do one or both.

Register online here. 

Two Family Friendly Events for the price of One! Come enjoy the Early Bird off-road race at 8:30AM Sat. Oct. 20 2018 and race one, two, or three laps depending on your skill level.

Then at 10:30AM enjoy wearing your pajamas or dressing up in your goofiest outfit and riding your beach cruiser, 90’s bike, or whatever contraption you can find, at the Sleepy Head fun race. Just a short race with the craziest most fun getup you can find.

Meant to complement SBC’s Moonlight Garden Ride This is your opportunity to have off road fun in the morning before you head over to Moonlight Garden Ride in the evening.

Choose to just race the Sleepy Head or the Early Bird, or both. One inexpensive registration for both events. T-Shirt Included. Register online here. 

Location:
Skidaway Island – Preist Landing Trail
McWhorter Dr
Savannah, GA 31411

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Election Day 2018 Fun for Kids @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Election Day Fun for kids Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head 2018

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for a few hours of learning about Election Day and what it means, exploring, tinkering and making with STEM related demonstrations, a tinkering/making station and bounce houses!

This is an event where all ages can experiment and learn together!

Admission: $12 per person/$7 per person for members; $10 for seniors and active military, up to 12 months free
(Space & activities limited in the event of rain)

(Sorry, coupons not valid for special event)

Learn more here. 

Election Day Fun
Tues. Nov. 6, 2018, 10AM-2PM
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Old Fort Jackson 37th Annual Silent Auction 2018, Savannah

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Annual Auction 2018

Save the date for Old Fort Jackson 37th Annual Silent Auction fund raiser Sat. Nov. 3 2018, 5-9PM.

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

The money raised from this fundraiser will directly support Old Fort Jackson in Savannah and will help support daily educational programming as well as special events.

The Annual Auction will have dozens of highly sought-after items for guests to bid on, including a 2-night stay at Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals valued at $600, an inflatable paddleboard from North Island Surf and Kayak valued at $625, 4 tickets to Atlanta Zoo valued a $104, a makers workshop for 6 to Salacia Salts valued at $240 and an Old Fort Jackson Soldier’s experience to learn how to fire the cannons valued at $750.

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

Admission to this event is free of charge.

The Annual Auction is a family event and all ages are welcome.

A Lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

This event is made possible by generous support from: Savannah Hardscapes, Dunn Foundation Inc, and Creative Catering.

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Old Fort Jackson Auction 2018
Sat. Nov. 3, 2018
5-9PM
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31404