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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) Earth Day Savannah Festival

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Savannah Spring Festivals 2019 Earth Day Daffin Park

The 2019 Savannah Earth Day Festival marks the first year the festival will be in Savannah’s Daffin Park

Learn more here. 

2019 Savannah Earth Day Festival
April 20 2019
Daffin Park, Savannah GA

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Tybee Turtle Trot 5K Beach Run 2019 & Sea Turtle release

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Tybee Turtle Trot 2019 5K beach run sea turtle release

2019 15th Annual Tybee Turtle Trot 5k Beach Run
Presented by Tybee Marine Science Center

Sat. April 27 2019 on Tybee Is.
1509 Strand Ave

Come to Tybee Island and run to support our nesting sea turtle monitoring program. Starting and finishing at the Tybee pier and pavilion, the run includes a sea turtle release, music, finish line food, shirt, awards for the top finishers, free parking passes for the first 50 runners to sign up.

NO SEA TURTLE RELEASE THIS YEAR.

Register for the race online here.

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival, April 27

Monday, February 18th, 2019

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2019
Sat. April 27 2019, 11AM-5PM
Forsyth Park, between Drayton and Whitaker streets

Watch as talented SCAD artists bring a splash of color to scenic Forsyth Park at the 36th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. SCAD students, alumni and high school students create colorful chalk masterpieces and compete for coveted prizes in this tradition that’s nearly as old as the university itself.
Chalk drawings, music and food
Share your experience and follow the action with #scadchalk.

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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival

Monday, February 18th, 2019

SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2016

FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2019

SCAD Sand Arts Festival
Fri. May 3 2019
Tybee Island, GA
South Beach by Tybee pier (note the new location that’s different from previous years)

See SCAD students, alumni, faculty & staff create elaborate sand creations on Tybee’s beach. Participants vie for awards and prizes, including the coveted top prize for SCAD Spirit.

See the 2017 winners here.

The public is invited to enjoy SCAD Sand Arts Festival.

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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) Free for children 10 & younger: Savannah Scottish Games

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Savannah Scottish Games 2019

The 2019 Savannah Scottish Games – Sat. May 4 2019 at Bethesda Academy – are the fourth oldest Scottish Games in the southeastern United States.

The Savannah Scottish Games are a celebration of Scottish heritage and music, the Games truly have something for everyone to enjoy including entertainment by City Hotel and the Savannah Ceili Band, a Highland dancing competition, traditional heavy athletics, Celtic ale from Asheville, NC’s Highland Brewery, and a wide variety of Scottish art available for purchase.

The games will also feature the very popular traditional heavy athletic events including the caber toss and hammer throw, children’s activities, and border collie skill demonstrations.

Gates will open at 9AM and closing ceremonies will take place at 4:30PM Sat. May 4 2019.

Cost

Tickets free for children 10 and younger. Find adult & senior ticket prices here.

To purchase tickets and for more information on the 43rd Annual Savannah Scottish Games, please visit www.savannahscottishgames.com.

43rd Annual Savannah Scottish Games
Sat. May 4, 2019
Opens at 9AM to the public | Closing ceremonies at 4:30PM
WHERE: Bethesda Academy
9520 Ferguson Ave.
Savannah, Georgia
CONTACT: Savannah.scottish.games@gmail.com

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Spring events including Seuss Fest 2019 @ Coastal Heritage Society sites

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Seuss Fest 2019 Savannah Children's Museum

Spring 2019 is a fun time to visit Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah.

Upcoming CHS Special Events:

Feb. 23 2019: Seuss Fest 10AM-4PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum. Details here. 

March 2 2019: Sensory Soft Saturday, 9AM-10AM @ Savannah Children’s Museum.  The museum will open their doors early, so families with children with special needs or autism can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting).

March 8 2019: Family Camp Out at Old Fort Jackson. REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

March 18-19: Special Open Days at Savannah Children’s Museum

March 30: STEAM Fest @ Georgia State Railroad Museum

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Savannah Preschools: Open House @ JEA Preschool Savannah

Monday, February 18th, 2019

JEA Preschool Childcare Savannah schools

OPEN HOUSE

JEA Preschool Savannah will host an open house Sun. Feb. 24 at 11AM for prospective families.

Don’t miss this opportunity to tour JEA Preschool Savannah’s dynamic learning spaces & meet their wonderful staff.

Come get a peek @ Savannah’s premier early childhood education program.

Please RSVP: 912-355-8111

JEA Preschool Savannah 
5111 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31405

JEA Preschool Savannah admits students of any race, color, national, racial or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Tybee Beach Bum Parade 2019

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Tybee Beach Bum Parade 2019 Spring Festivals Savannah

33rd ANNUAL BEACH BUM PARADE 2019

Fri. May 17, 2019 6:30-8PM
Come prepared to be soaked at the Annual Tybee Beach Bum Parade! This classic Tybee event is a favorite for the whole family. Equip yourself with waterguns and other water soaking paraphernalia to douse the passing by parade floats.

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Savannah parent & me activities: Kindermusik classes including Saturday classes

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

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Saturday classes! Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for Saturday 11AM class for ages 0-7.

Sing, dance, move, and learn with your little one through the playful, engaging avenue of music.

First class is free.

Text MUSIC to 912-432-5885.

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Musical Play Dates for ages 0-7

February “Love Notes” musical play dates continue this week.

Ages 0-7 and their caregivers welcome! Wed. Feb. 20 2019 & Sat. Feb 23 2019 at 10AM. Each child will get an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon for weekly classes.

Enroll online at kindermusikwith88keys.com. Spaces limited.

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

Tumbling Classes @ Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah

Friday, February 15th, 2019

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Ready to tumble?

Check out one of  Crowned Elite Athletics in Savannah‘s  tumbling classes today.

Crowned Elite Athletics has Savannah tumbling classes for all ages and skill levels with new intermediate and advanced classes beginning on Thursdays.

Combine a tumbling class with one of Crowned Elite’s stunting or flexibility classes for a winning combo.

Cost: $55 monthly or $95 for any two.

Register online here. 

Crowned Elite Athletics, (912) 308-5719, crownedeliteathletics.com, 202 Bourne Blvd, Suite 160 Savannah, GA 31408, Crowned Elite Athletics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Girls Golf of Savannah class for ages 7-17

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Girls Golf Savannah clinics 2019

Your child is invited to participate in a fun Girls Golf of Savannah Clinic, Sat. Feb. 23 2019, 3-4:30PM.

The clinic is for girls ages 7 years old to high school seniors.

Cost: $15 per member of Girls Golf; $20 per non-member of Girls Golf.

Come learn the basics of golf, and be empowered, enriched, engaged, exercised & energized.

Learn golf in a fun way with a variety of different activities & games.

For more information, call: 912-421-8582 – ask for Coach Paul

Email: thegolfswingstudio@gmail.com

Learn more here.

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Golf Camp with ASWING Junior Golf Academy

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Savannah Golf Summer Camps 2018 Savannah ASWING

Time to register your child for ASWING Junior Golf Academy Summer Camp in Savannah.

Week-long golf summer camps are offered. All are held at Mary Calder Golf Club in Savannah, 9AM-Noon. Cost: $150 per week. Lead instructor is Paul Johnson, PGA.

Register online here or call 912-421-8582 .

ASWING Junior Golf Academy Summer Camps are not trying to help create good golfers. They’re trying to create AMAZING golfers. The way they will go about creating those amazing golfers is vastly different from what is available in most junior golf programs.

ASWING Junior Golf Academy Summer Camps in Savannah focus on the needs and learning styles of juniors. Kids learn by playing and by encouragement, which they provide with a “Golf Playground” of stations and activities during every clinic. The kids love the excitement. The children who go through ASWING will build a love for golf and physical activity.

ASWING Junior Golf Academy resides at Mary Calder Golf Club and its lead instructor is Paul Johnson. For more information or to register, visit: www.A-Swing.com or call 912-421-8582 .

Golf Camp 2019 Dates

June 3-7
June 10-14
June 24-28

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

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Longtime philanthropic supporter of St. Andrew’s School receives 2019 John R. Chandler Award

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

St. Andrew's School Savannah preK Wilmington Island independent private

 

The Colonial Foundation and Rob Demere were presented with the John R. Chandler Award at the 2019 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The award recognizes the long-term support of a corporation or foundation toward the advancement of independent schools.

St. Andrew’s School   in Savannah nominated the Colonial Foundation and Demere for their longstanding philanthropic support to the independent school on Wilmington Island. They have given lead gifts for every major capital campaign in the 40-year history of the school, provided funding for financial assistance to qualified students through Georgia’s special tax redirection program, and have been a champion for the school in the local community.

“Over the years, the Demere family has supported many independent schools for their ability to transform our city and create meaningful progress,” said Head of School Dr. Kelley Waldron (pictured above with Rob Demere). “They also do so humbly and altruistically because it is the right thing to do. In fact, it took some convincing to get them to accept this award in honor of the tremendous impact they have had and continue to make in Savannah through the support of independent education and St. Andrew’s School.”

The award is named in honor of John R. Chandler, former assistant headmaster at the Hotchkiss School, and one of CASE’s first independent school trustees. Past recipients include American Honda Company, William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Mobil Corporation.

St. Andrew’s School  is a private, independent International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12. Find more information here.

Schedule a tour.

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Open House

Get to know St. Andrew’s School @ an Open house @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., 9AM Thurs. March 7 2019. Registration details here. 

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Spring 2019 Savannah youth lacrosse registration is open

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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Spring 2019 Youth Lacrosse registration is open in Savannah.

All are welcome. Practices for boys & girls are @ Daffin Park in Savannah.

Coastal Empire Lacrosse is a team oriented lacrosse program for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Coaches stress the fundamentals and subtle nuances of the game over “winning at all costs”.  CE Lacrosse believes in hard work, unselfish play, and building character.

Teams will practice during the week with games on the weekends. Some travel is necessary to get more games, but teams mostly play against local teams throughout the year.

No experience necessary. Teams are for all players to learn, grow and have fun. Rental lacrosse equipment is available.

Questions? Email  charris@lowlax.com or call (912)-200-3442

Find registration info here. 

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Tybee Is. Marine Science Sea Camp

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Sea Camp Tybee Island 2019 Summer Camp Marine Biology

Join the Tybee Island Marine Science Center for Sea Camp 2019.

Morning and/or Afternoon Modules * After Care * Curbside Drop-off/Pick-up, available May 20-Aug. 2 2019.

Tybee Island Marine Center’s unique camp schedule allows you to drop off your camper for the morning, an afternoon, the whole day or even an entire week. Campers learn about a new coastal critter with every camp session, enjoy supervised beach time, and the week ends with a field trip to the marsh.

Sea Camp is for ages 6-11.

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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More about Tybee Island Sea Camp 2019

Summer FUN for the kids…designed to fit your schedule

*Choose a combination of days and times to fit your summer schedule.
*Ten sessions of Sea Camp offered.
*Each camp session runs Monday to Friday.
*Sign-up for all five days of a camp session, or any combination of days, mornings, or afternoon modules.
*Each day has two 3-hour modules: Mornings, 9:30AM-12:30PM & Afternoons, 1-4PM
*Each module is $30 (that’s just $10 an hour!)
*Choose both morning and afternoon modules and have your child bring a packed lunch
*After-Care offered each day, 4-5PM for an additional $10/day
*Drop off your camper and enjoy a Beach Day to yourself
*Marine science educators teach sea camps.
*City of Tybee Island’s Ocean Rescue (lifeguards) oversees beach activity throughout the summer and provides first aid services to beach-goers.

Choose your 2019 Sea Camp session:

May 20-May 24
May 27-May 31
June 3-June 7
June 10-June 14
June 17-June 21
June 24-June 28
July 1-July 5
July 8-July 12
July 15-July 19
July 22-July 26
July 29-August 2

Water Activities

Sea campers do not go swimming, however, they do a lot of ankle-deep water activities, and older campers may participate in seine net activities in waist-deep water.

Registration

For additional information, and throughout your camper’s Sea Camp experience, contact Sea Camp 912-786-5917 or .
To receive a member discount, your membership must be current or you can renew (or join) at the time you register your camper.
Cancellations: 14 days in advance, 100% refund; five days in advance, 50% refund; less than five days, no refund.

Learn more here. 

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2019 Old Fort Jackson Family Camp-Out

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Old Fort Jackson Family Camp-Out 2019 Savannah Coastal Heritage Society

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Old Fort Jackson Family Camp-Out, a new nighttime event for families to experience historic programs and family fun in a 210-year-old National Historic Landmark in Savannah.

The event will be Fri. March 8, 6-10PM @ Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, 31404.

Guests will train as soldiers, make a Civil War decoder, and write secret messages. Throughout the night, attendees will be able to use their new skills and tools to uncover a spy among the soldiers.

Dinner is included in the ticket price and will be served at 6:45PM. The dinner menu is: BBQ chicken, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans and your choice of soda or water or tea. Hot coffee will also be available for adults.

Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Tickets: $25 for members & $30 for the general public.

Event tickets can be purchased online here.