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Center for Wildlife Education & The Lamar Q Ball Jr. Raptor Center reopens

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Center Wildlife education statesboro Georgia Southern Raptor Program

The Center for Wildlife Education and and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center at Georgia Southern in Statesboro will reopen on Mon. Oct. 5, 2020 after closing in March due to COVID-19.

Find visitor guidelines regarding the reopening here.

Come check out the new waterfowl observation deck. This walk-in deck is now open to the public and allows for up close encounters with the center’s waterfowl.

The center’s collection has grown both in number and in species, making the Wildlife Center home to one of the largest waterfowl aviaries in the state of Georgia.

Other features of the Wildlife Education Center include a Discovery Trail which includes a opossum and skunk; a Habitat Walk includes a live bald eagle in her nest; 10 displays housing several live birds; a wetland preserve with ducks and wading birds, a playground; and “Discovery Logs” where kids can crawl inside and see encased ladybugs, grasshoppers, frogs, beetles and more.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9AM-4:45PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed to the public.

LEARN MORE HERE. 

Nature Scavenger Hunt hosted by Savannah Tree Foundation

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Savannah Tree Foundation nature Scavenger hunt

Looking for a fun, socially-distant way for your family to enjoy the outdoors and burn off some energy?

Join Savannah Tree Foundation for a family-friendly, nature-based scavenger hunt Sat. Oct. 10, 2-4PM in Juliette Low Park. Search for tree-related natural items throughout the park. Learn about different leaf types, what seeds animals like to snack on, and more.

The first team to finish the scavenger hunt will win STF t-shirts for the whole family.

This will be a day of learning and adventure.

RSVP at the ticket link here, as this event will be limited to a capacity of 50 people.

RSVP online here.

Event’s COVID safety protocols:
Face masks will be required. Hand sanitizer and gloves will be provided. Prior to the event, please DO NOT ATTEND if: You or a member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks, you or a member of your household has had a fever, or you or a member of your household is waiting to receive results of a COVID-19 test.

Sat. Oct. 10, 2020 @ 2-4PM
Juliette Low Park in Savannah’s Gordonston neighborhood
Hosted by Savannah Tree Foundation

Private Escape Rooms @ Fort King George State Historic, Darien Ga.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Escape rooms Halloween Fort George Darien Ga Savannah

Bring your family and friends to Fort King George State Historic Site in nearby Darien for a Private Escape Room experience on Fridays and Saturday nights in October 2020.

Each session is exclusive to one party (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people.

Pre-registration is required, $25 per person.

Register or learn more here or call 912-437-4770.

Fort King George State Historic Site
302 McIntosh Road SE
Darien, GA 31305
McIntosh County

Impressionism Free Family Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

free weekend Savannah Telfair Museums Impressionism Jepson

Impressionism Free Family Weekend
Nov. 13 at 10AM–Nov. 15 2020 at 5PM
@ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah

Families can explore Telfair’s beloved collection of impressionist art in a new light at the Jepson Center in this weekend of free admission for Savannah and Chatham County residents. Family Activity Kits include scavenger hunts in the museum galleries along with at-home art making kits. Family Weekends are free of admission to the Jepson Center only for City of Savannah and Chatham County residents. Investment is provided by the City of Savannah.

Learn more here.

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FREE Drive-Thru Fall Festival in Savannah

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Free Drive-Thru Fall Festival Trinity Lutheran Savannah

 

DRIVE UP Fall Festival 2020 @ Trinity Lutheran Church in Savannah

Sat. Oct. 24 2020

10AM-1PM (while supplies last)

Drive up for a free goodie bag filled with candy and goodies. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes

FREE & open to the public

Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd. Savannah 31419

 

Two Sisters Travel: Exclusive Walt Disney World Savings Are Here

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Two Sisters Travel Savannah Disney Discounts Georgia South Carolina residents

Two Sisters Travel: Disney discount for Georgia and S.C. residents

Ready to escape these unprecedented times and have fun with your family? Walt Disney World has re-opened and the magic is alive.

For a limited time, Georgia and South Carolina residents can save up to 30% on their stay at Walt Disney World Resort hotels now through December 25, 2020.

With limited capacity inside the theme parks, now is the perfect time to visit! Take advantage of low crowds and incredible deals to experience new attractions or the classics.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has opened 2 brand new lands, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land. Both offering exciting new attractions, entertainment and dining venues!

Not sure what visiting a theme park is like right now? Two Sisters Travel has visited them and can give you all of the insider details to make your getaway stress-free!

Contact your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at Two Sisters Travel now and let’s plan your magical getaway. And remember, their concierge travel planning services are always FREE!!

Tara McCoy
Travel Advisor at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
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Savannah Cultural Arts Center free at-home activity: Coffee Stain Abstract Art

Monday, September 28th, 2020

At-Home Kids’ Activity from Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Here’s a fun way your kids can use up a little extra black coffee for an abstract art activity.

What we love about this project is there are no wrong answers, no special tools needed, and it is fun for kids and adults!

Download the instructions from the Savannah Cultural Arts Center here, or watch the video on their Facebook page.

See the instructions online here. 

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Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides open Oct. 2 for Fall 2020 Season, Ridgeland, S.C.

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Holiday Farms 2020 Fall Schedule Ridgeland SC Hilton Head Savannah Pumpkin patch

Holiday Farms The Great Pumpkin Patch 2020, Ridgeland SC

Holiday Farms’ 13th annual THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH will be open for the 2020 season from Oct. 2-31 2020.

Live pig races every day. Wagon rides, farm fun & pumpkins.

Opening Day: Oct. 2 2020

Oct. 2-31 2020, Holiday Farms will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9AM-6PM and Sundays Noon-6PM.

Military Appreciation Day: Oct. 3 2020. Half price admission for immediate family with military ID.

Special Monday hours on Columbus Day-Mon. Oct. 12. Open 9AM-6PM. 

Live music by the Nautical Wheelers on Saturdays 11AM-3PM and Sundays 1-4PM.
Concessions Thursdays-Sundays 11AM-5PM.

Stay connected about other events at Holiday Farms by liking their Facebook page here.

Holiday Farms, 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936, (843) 726-5527, email holidayfarms@yahoo.com
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(Savannah private schools) Private tours for families @ Calvary Day School

Monday, September 28th, 2020

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 through private tours of Calvary Day School in Savannah 

Calvary Day School private tours are the perfect chance to see what today’s learners are doing to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Learn more here

Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah

Private Tours

Campus Tours are by appointment and are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Please call the admissions department at (912) 351-0700 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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Kindermusik Savannah’s new Move & Groove class for ages 4-7

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah October classes

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano

In-person Move & Groove class for ages 4-7

Beginning next Monday, Kindermusik’s “Move and Groove“ class for ages 4-7 is moving back to the studio.

Join Kindermusik Savannah at 4PM every Monday for a thrilling musical experience with your older children. First trial class is free. Text 912-432-5885 for more info,  or visit kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Visit 88keyspiano.com.

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Advanced Academics in Pooler microschool new fall schedule for homeschoolers, early learners

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Advanced Academics Savannah Pooler homeschool early education preschool prek

 

Advanced Academics new fall schedule 2020 is now posted here. 

New fall schedule for homeschool program, early learners as well as enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are open to the public.

Advanced Academics in Pooler microschool offers full-day sessions for homeschoolers and early learners on a small campus in Pooler.

Advanced Academics can customize education for each child.

Advanced Academics
email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com
912-348-2017
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

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(Savannah primary care physicians) SouthCoast Health welcomes Dr. Misal Patel to Pooler location

Saturday, September 26th, 2020
Patel Misal Pooler physician

Dr Misal Patel

Looking for a primary care physician in Pooler?

SouthCoast Health, a medical leader across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, welcomes Dr. Misal Patel to its ever-growing roster medical experts.

Dr. Patel is now seeing patients at the newly-expanded Pooler location (Godley Station Professional Park, 1000 Towne Center Blvd., Building 1200, Pooler). A Savannah native, Dr. Patel specializes in a variety of primary care services, and specializes in preventive care and management of chronic diseases.

Learn more here.

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YMCA of Coastal Georgia offers E-camp for virtual school work

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Savannah schools e-camp YMCA Coastal Georgia

Not interested in Savannah-Chatham public schools proposed hybrid approach for your child?

Here’s an alternative: YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches in the Savannah area offer E-Camp – where students can do their school work in a supervised environment.

YMCA E-Camp is a day camp program that’s already under way and provides E-campers with a safe, designated time and place to complete virtual coursework on their individual devices followed by an active, engaging afternoon summer day camp program.

To learn more or register, visit here.

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(Savannah Halloween 2020) Wormsloe hosts Halloween-Themed Scavenger Hunt: Where’s Noble Bones?

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Wormsloe Historic Site Savannah Halloween Scavenger Hunt 2020

“Where’s Noble Bones?” Halloween-themed scavenger hunt @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Help find one of Savannah’s founders — Noble Jones — who has lost all of his Noble Bones. Every Saturday in October 2020, Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah will host a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy nature and history while scaring up Halloween fun.

Guests will make their way to the museum where they will find QR codes giving the first clue to begin their journey. The first clue will lead you to the first “Bones” family member hidden on the main trail. Near this skeleton will be the next QR code with the next clue. After locating the fourth Bone’s family member, it will lead you to your final destination.

The scavenger hunt is free with admission, which ranges from $4.50 children to $10 adults. Every Saturday will offer a different experience with unique locations and clues for locating the skeletons.

Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, 31406.
912-353-3023.

Fall 2020 Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Scribble Art Studio Savannah art classes

Time to sign up your child for Scribble Art Studio in Savannah’s popular after school art classes for ages 5 and older as well as their Portfolio Builders’ Class for older children.

Classes run on:
Mondays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Thursdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM

Both the General Art classes and Portfolio Builders class run each day at both times for your convenience. You pick the day and time that works best for you. OPEN ENROLLMENT!

Classes run in 5 week sessions for $200. All supplies included.

Check out Scribble Art Studio’s updated website here.

Open enrollment. Register today at www.scribbleartstudio.com

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Birthday Parties & New Adult Workshops, too

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s next birthday party at Scribble Art Studio where you’ll enjoy your choice of guided art project and then leave the mess for Scribble to clean up.

Adult Workshops

Host a creative escape for your crew at the studio. Scribble is now booking parties for you and your friends to try your hand at printmaking, or acrylic or watercolor painting.

Questions? Call Geoff at 202-379-5643

Scribble Art Studio
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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FREE virtual Georgia Tech-Savannah ‘public education in a pandemic’ session

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Georgia Tech Savannah FREE public education pandemic

For all educational institutions, teaching during a pandemic is challenging to say the least. Different strategies and methods are being used to deliver instruction, and there are challenges and successes.

The Savannah-Lowcountry community is invited to learn more about those during Georgia Tech Savannah’s next virtual Learners and Leaders session, which will focus on public education in a pandemic.

Register online here for this free event. 

The online program will be 8-9:30AM Thurs. Oct. 8 and is free to all participants, though registration is required.

Panelists include Dr. Lizanne DeStefano, executive director of CEISMC at Georgia Tech; Dr. M. Ann Levett, superintendent of Savannah-Chatham County Public School System; Dr. Yancy Ford, superintendent of Effingham County Schools; and Dr. Paul Brooksher, Superintendent of Bryan County Schools. Each panelist will speak about their experiences with holding classes on a variety of different platforms and the planning that went into each system’s approach for dealing with COVID-19. Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit written questions that may be posed to the panelists by the program facilitator if time permits.

Find more info about Georgia Tech-Savannah’s Learners and Leaders program or register here for Public Education in a Pandemic session or call 912-966-7922.