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(Pooler private schools) Risen Savior Christian Academy for preschool, kindergarten-7th grade

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Risen Savior Christian Academy Pooler schools Savannah Chatham County

Risen Savior Christian Academy 

Come and see all that Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler has to offer. Tour this school’s recently expanded campus and meet staff members. Contact the school here or call 912.925.9431.

NOW ENROLLING
Preschool – ages 2-4
Elementary – K-7th grade (New grade added each year)

Risen Savior Christian Academy
1755 Quacco Road
Pooler Ga. 313122
912.925.9431

Learn more: www.risensaviorgeorgia.com

Risen Savior Christian Academy offers preschool for ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and Grade 1-7.

Stay connected to Risen Savior Christian Academy by liking their Facebook page here. 

For more information, please call 912.925.9431.

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Art Camps for ages 9-12 @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Summer Art Camp 2020 Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Register for Summer Art Camps 2020 at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center.

Each week-long session will have a different theme, encouraging imagination and skill building in visual and performing arts for campers 9-12 years old.

Please note camps will open as part of Phase Three of the City of Savannah’s reopening plan if local COVID-19 cases show a continued downward trend. Parents may register their children for the weekly summer camps and will be notified the week prior to camp if the City is able to proceed based on local COVID-19 public health data.

Space is limited to 18 participants, so early registration is recommended. Visit savannahga.gov/artcamp for more information and registration.

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Telfair Museums reopens June 26; sets free family weekend for July 17-19

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Jepson Center kids' activities Savannah

Telfair Museums in downtown Savannah will reopen its three sites—the Telfair Academy, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and the Jepson Center for the Arts—beginning Fri. June 26 2020. The three museums closed to the public in mid March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The museums, which share a single $20 admission fee, will be open 10AM-5PM Thursdays-Mondays. During the initial reopening phase, they will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The museums have implemented a number of new health initiatives for visitors and staff, including social distancing, regular deep cleanings, hand sanitizer, plexiglass, face masks, and reduced-contact admissions procedures. In particular, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, a National Historic Landmark, will have family-sized tour groups and a new audio component to help ensure the safety of guests on the 200-year-old property.

To celebrate the museums’ reopening and give back to the public, Telfair is offering a new Free Family Weekend from Friday, July 17-Sunday, July 19, with free admission to all Savannah and Chatham County residents in partnership with the City of Savannah.

Telfair Museums reopening highlights
Reopening date: Fri. June 26 2020
New hours: 10AM-5PM Thursday-Sunday; closed Tuesday-Wednesday
Admission: $20 to visit all three sites; see telfair.org/hours-admission for special pricing and safety information.

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Savannah Children’s Choir Summer Camp

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Savannah Chidren's Choir Summer Camp 2020

Savannah Children’s Choir Summer Camp 2020 @ Georgia Southern, Armstrong Campus in Savannah

Register online here. 

July 13 – 24 2020 (TWO Camps)
Join Savannah Children’s Choir for One or Both Weeks!

If your child loves singing, you won’t want them to miss this experience rich in music education and summertime fun! Featuring daily choral training, enriching collaborations with talented musicians from across the country, and safe team-building activities with peer young singers, each camp culminates in an end of camp virtual celebration.

This is a hybrid camp with part virtual learning, part in-person learning. The in-person camp will comply with CDC regulations. Because of this numbers are limited. Sign up today.

For 2020, SCC will offer two separate camps for 3 age groups:

SCC Discovery Camp:
Kindergarten through 2nd Grade (as of Fall 2020), Ages 5-7
Session A: July 13-17, Mon-Fri 8:30 – 10:30 am
Session B: July 20-24, Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weekly Rate: $260​
Register online here. 

SCC Inspiration Choir Camp:
3rd through 5th Grade (as of Fall 2020), Ages 8-10
Session A: July 13-17
Session B: July 20-24
Monday-Friday, In Person 9am – 12pm, Virtual 1pm – 4pm
Weekly Rate: $280
Register online here. 

SCC Premier Choir Camp:
6th through 9th Grade (as of Fall 2020), Ages 11-14
Session A: July 13-17
Session B: July 20-24
Monday-Friday, Virtual 9am – 12pm, In Person 1pm – 4pm
Weekly Rate: $280
Register online here. 

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Learn more here. 

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah: 4 New Tips to Relieve Anxiety

Monday, June 15th, 2020

therapy Savannah Low Country Counseling Generalized Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions.

Low Country Counseling in Savannah offers four new coping skills for relief from anxiety here.

As Low Country Counseling therapists point out: “Anxiety takes many forms: racing thoughts, dread, excessive worry, panic, and loss of sleep. For some, it can even manifest physically by impacting the GI tract. Once anxiety strikes, it can feel overwhelming and hopeless.”

If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You are not alone!

Hope starts here.

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Fourth of July Fireworks 2020 Cancelled for Savannah, Hilton Head, Tybee Is.

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Fireworks in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. Richmond Hill 2016

Savannah’s Waterfront on River Street and Tybee Island will not host fireworks shows this 2020 Independence Day due to the pandemic.

The Fourth of July fireworks and Fourth of July parade at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Is. are not taking place this year, neither are the fireworks at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina on Hilton Head Is.

 

(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) YMCA of Coastal Georgia Day Camp

Monday, June 15th, 2020

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Summer Camp is in full swing at the YMCA of Coastal Georgia Day Camp.

With smaller groups, the day camp is not only taking great precautions to keep campers safe, but they’re having a blast as well.

Register today for YMCA of Coastal Georgia Summer Day Camp 2020.

Spots are limited to ensure the safety and health of campers and staff.

Visit www.ymcaofcoastalga.org/summerdaycamp for more information and to register!

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FREE Grand Re-Opening of JF Gregory Park Playground, Richmond Hill

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Richmond Hill JF Gregory Playground reopening

J.F. Gregory Park Playground Grand Re-Opening
Fri. June 26, 2020 @ 10:30AM

The City of Richmond Hill invites you to the grand re-opening of the playground in J.F. Gregory Park on Friday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m.

At the end of 2019, Mayor and Council approved upgrades to the playground area in J.F. Gregory Park and they have been completed.

The playground received several upgrades including new sunshades, benches and an updated swing set. Two new pieces of playground equipment have been installed, including an inclusive orbit for children with disabilities.

This project was funded by SPLOST VII revenue.

College Support Coaches @ Savannah Educational Consultants

Monday, June 15th, 2020

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Savannah Educational Consultants

Moving from high school to college is daunting for almost every student out there.

So many changes! So many choices! So many challenges!

Make sure your student is ready for all that college will bring –academically, personally and socially.

For more information or to get connected to a College Support Coach @ Savannah Educational Consultants,
call 912-238-9552.

Savannah Educational Consultants
130 Tibet Ave.
Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31406

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New free, virtual Fox Theatre Behind the Scenes Series

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Fox Theater Atlanta virtual tours free

The Fox Theatre in Atlanta remains closed due to COVID-19, but the historic venue is opening its doors virtually to fans through a new digital Behind the Scenes series, set to debut by the end of June.

The biweekly series will explore areas of the not often seen by guests – from the Hospital Room and backstage to its Archives and Projector Room. Fans can look forward to a peek at some rarely seen parts of the 90-year old Atlanta landmark.

Find the free Fox Theatre Digital Behind the Scenes Series online here biweekly on Fridays.

Kindermusik Savannah offers in-person & virtual classes for ages 0-7

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah toddlers Pooler

Choose your preferred format for classes: virtual or in-studio!

Kindermusik Savannah is currently offering both for children ages 0-7. Weekday mornings, afternoons and Saturdays available. First trial class is free- text “free class” to 912-432-5885 to attend! Music now…skills for life.  Register online here. 

Music lessons

Private instrument lessons for piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, mandolin and banjo available for ages 6+. Choose Skype or in-person. Contact Kindermusik Savannah today here. 

kindermusikwith88keys.com

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Live Oak Public Libraries open with limited services

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

free Savannah things to do library Live Oak Live Oak Public Libraries will open with limited services starting Monday, June 15, 2020.

Limited Opening
All library locations will be open to the public, with the exception of Forest City Library, Port City Library, Tybee Library, W.W. Law Library, and West Broad Library, all of which are undergoing renovations.

Library hours are:
– Monday, 10 AM – 7 PM
– Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
– Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM

Express Services
At this time, available library services include:
Pick up / drop off materials: Customers may check out and return materials using self-checks and bookdrops. Front-door express pickup service is still available by appointment. Call your library location for assistance.
Public computers and internet: Customers may use a limited number of public computers for up to one hour per person per day. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wireless internet is also available both inside and outside of library buildings.
Print, copy, fax: Services are available by request. Fees apply.

Safety as Priority
The safety of customers and staff is the highest priority. As the library increases access to the community, adjustments to library operations are necessary due to concerns for public health.
There will be a limited number of people allowed in buildings at a time.
Signage will remind customers about symptoms, social distancing, and proper hygiene.
Services will involve little or no person-to-person contact at this time. Plexiglass shields are installed at service desks.

Library visitors are asked to follow these guidelines, in order to protect themselves and others:
Wear a face covering.
Limit visits to 1 hour per person per day.
Maintain a minimum 6 feet in physical distancing.
Stay home if you are feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Meeting room use, group gatherings, in-person programs, outreach services, and book donations are still suspended.

Library Accounts
While libraries are providing limited services, the library is offering greater flexibility with user accounts:
Overdue fees are waived and due dates are extended.
Library cards are renewed until September 30, 2020.
Digital-only accounts and new library cards are available.

Please be reminded that the quarantine of returned materials will result in a delay of items being removed from your account. You will not be fined for additional days that returned items are quarantined.

Virtual Programs
Live Oak Public Libraries provides virtual programs and services that all ages can enjoy at home. We invite you to visit our website and social media for the latest updates on activities this summer.
Summer Reading Program: Everyone can enjoy fun reading activities and prizes.
Grab & Go Meals: Free food service is at specific library locations in partnership with America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.
Take & Make Craft Projects: Available at participating libraries while supplies last.
Ready Resources: Assistance for jobseekers, small businesses, and lifelong learning.

Learn more on all of the above virtual programs here. 

Competitive Soccer Try-Outs with Savannah United

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Savannah United Competitive Soccer Tryouts 2020 youth

Do your kids love soccer and want to play year around? Let them take a shot at competitive soccer.

Register today for Academy and Select Try-outs with SavannahUnited.com.

Learn more & register online here. 

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SouthCoast Health Warns Not to Ignore Health Concerns

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

A message from SouthCoast Health in Savannah: If you have a chronic condition that requires routine checks and you have not seen your physician as prescribed, please contact your physician’s office as soon as possible.

SouthCoast Health has seen a drastic decrease of patient visits for chronic care management. Patients with conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart failure and hypertension are choosing to put off their scheduled or routine visits with their physicians.

SouthCoast Health has taken precautions to keep their offices safe for patient visits. Additionally, SouthCoast Health is happy to offer virtual visits when possible.

Learn more here.

Savannah artist creates thousands of face masks, partners with Telfair Museums

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Savannah fabric artist Jessica Pope started making facial masks for the Savannah community during the COVID-19 pandemic because she had to do something to help and keep herself calm.

With her partner Trae Gurley, Pope currently runs Savannah-based company Buck and Doe, which specializes in unique personal and home accessories. Their most popular products are handcrafted, brightly patterned bowties featuring quirky scenes. So when coronavirus began, shifting her focus to sewing whimsical fabric face masks was a natural transition. Pope started making the masks for the Savannah community, but it quickly became a national effort.

“We have made a little over 1,000 masks and have requests for 1,000 more and growing every day,” Pope said in a Telfair Museums media release.

Pope has had a lot of help meeting that demand her 86-year-old grandmother, Mariella of Eagle Idaho, who has now cut over 2,000 masks.

In 2019, Pope’s work was featured as part of Telfair Museums’ Boxed In/Break Out project showcasing local artists. Her installation Folklore, consisting of six large-scale paper quilts centered around repurposed Kodachrome slides, was shown in the Jepson Center’s exterior windows. Now the artist and the museum are partnering again.

In addition to commissioning 30 of Pope’s masks to protect frontline employees when Telfair reopens, the museum will sell Pope’s wares in the Jepson Center gift shop. In its support of local initiatives during the pandemic, the museum also has ordered hand sanitizer locally from Ghost Coast Distillery on Indian Street and is exploring more ways to collaborate with other businesses and artists.

Learn more about Buck and Doe masks here.

Learn more about Telfair Museums and its virtual offerings during the pandemic closure here.

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FREE Online kids’ programs @ UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island, Savannah

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island in Savannah will offer these free, virtual programs during July 2020. Register online via the links below.

The UGA Aquarium is CLOSED until further notice; however the Jay Wolf Nature Trail, salt marsh boardwalk, Skidaway Learning Garden, picnic area and pavilion are all open daily during daylight hours. Please use social distancing guidelines while onsite. Questions, please call 912-598-3474.

Afternoons at the Aquarium:
The Flying Debris
July 2, 2 – 2:30 p.m.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Exploring the Coast
July 7, 11 a.m. – Noon

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Afternoons at the Aquarium:
Turtle Takeover
July 9, 2 – 2:30 p.m.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Sharks and Rays 101
July 10, Noon – 1 p.m.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Skull Puzzles
July 14, 11 a.m. – Noon

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Afternoons at the Aquarium:
Feeling Crabby
July 16, 2 – 2:30 p.m

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Meet our Fleet
July 21, 11 a.m. – Noon

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Afternoons at the Aquarium:
Horseshoe Crabs
July 23, 2 – 2:30 p.m

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Barnacles, Sea Squirts and Algae
Oh My!
July 28, 11 a.m. – Noon

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Afternoons at the Aquarium:
Shark Sketches
July 30, 2 – 2:30 p.m

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

 

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