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Savannah Holidays 2020: December Nights, Holiday Lights drive-thru @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Monday, October 26th, 2020

December Nights & Holiday Lights 2020 Drive Thru

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah will host Holiday Lights as a drive-thru this year. Dates are: Nov. 27, 28, 29 & Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10-24.

Learn more here. 

All-Virtual SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2020

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

SCAD Savannah Film Fest 2020 virtual

The first all virtual SCAD Savannah Film Festival presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design is going on this week through Sat. Oct. 31.

No lines. No crowds. No waiting to get inside.

Tickets and passes are on sale now.

See what’s streaming at

We’re looking forward to the animated Wolfwalkers at 11AM Sat. Oct. 31 (pictured above); coming-of-age music-comedy Electric Jesus; the documentary That’s Wild; the documentary Kusasa; and Oscar and Emmy winner Regina King’s feature directorial debut, One Night in Miami starring Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Cooke.

Kindermusik Savannah November musical playdate for ages 0-7

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

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Calling all 0-7 year olds and their caregivers: Get on board for the musical ride of the month.

“On the Road” is Kindermusik Savannah’s November play date theme. Join Kindermusik for some special together time with your little ones- you’ll play instruments, move, listen to music, sing, have story time and more.

Each child will get an instrument to take home and 10 Kindermusik songs to keep.

Only one class will be held and spaces are limited: Sat. Nov. 14 2020 at 10AM.

To enroll your child, visit

Text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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(Savannah Halloween events) Tricks, Treats & Trains @ Georgia State Railroad Museum

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Trick Treat Georgia Railroad Museum Savannah Coastal Heritage

There is still time to register for this special Halloween event, Tricks, Treats, & Trains, a socially distanced trick-or-treating experience at Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah this Sat. October 31, 2020, 10AM-12 PM.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is a large, open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. Costumed staff and volunteers handing out treats will be positioned throughout the outdoor museum for participants to trick-or-treat. Halloween-themed activities will also be offered throughout the day at Savannah Children’s Museum from 9:30AM-2:30PM.

Tickets for Tricks, Treats, & Trains are $5 per person 18-months-old and up. A discounted combination ticket including admission to Savannah Children’s Museum and Tricks, Treats, & Trains are $10 per person.

Your Coastal Heritage Society Membership entitles you to FREE admission to Tricks, Treats, & Trains. Become a member online here. 

Pre-registration is required. Registration will close at midnight the day before the event.

To register for Tricks, Treats, & Trains, click here.

For the safety of all staff and guests, we will be observing social distancing protocols and implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures. All participants are required to wear a face covering for the safety of others.

For more information regarding Tricks, Treats, & Trains, contact Dan McCall at (912) 651-6840 ext. 302 or

For any questions regarding your Coastal Heritage Society Membership, contact Ashley Rainge at (912) 651-6840 ext. 301 or


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Savannah PreK, Kindergarten: Advanced Academics microschool in Savannah

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

PreK Kindergarten Advanced Academics microschool Pooler

Advanced Academics in Pooler

Advanced Academics in Pooler five-days a week Early Learning Program PreK & Kindergarten for ages 4 and 5 is $250 a month. Choose from English or Bilingual/Spanish. Learn more here.

Advanced Academics in Pooler microschool offers full-day sessions for homeschoolers and early learners on a small campus in Pooler, as well as enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are open to the public.

Advanced Academics can customize education for each child.

Advanced Academics
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322


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SouthCoast Health experts urge regularly scheduled mammograms during pandemic

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

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Dr. Christa Jillard with SouthCoast Health’s High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic says she’s seen a drop in the number of mammograms since the pandemic began.

Dr Jillard says if you have any concerns or questions, you can definitely set up a telehealth appointment ahead of your screening to discuss them. She explained why mammograms are so important.

“The whole point of screening mammograms is specifically the fact that patients do not have symptoms. Period. And so we know that though years and years of research and patients who have come before other patients and have allowed us to do clinical trials that if we catch cancer at an earlier stage, the outcomes are just that much better, and so people die of breast cancer, and the great thing about the technological advancements is we find these things way before oftentimes women have symptoms. And so I really encourage every woman to continue being proactive about her health.”

Dr Jillard says its generally advised that women begin getting regular mammograms at age 40. That can differ if there is a family history of breast cancer.

Learn more here.

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Savannah United Winter Soccer Training open to boys & girls, ages 7-18

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

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Registration is now open for Winter Soccer Training in Savannah with Savannah United for boys and girls, ages 7-18

Week 1: Dec. 7-10 • 6-7:30PM
Week 2: Dec. 14-17 • 6-7:30PM

Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex
7221 Sallie Mood Drive
Savannah GA 31406

Registration Options:
Week 1: $125 Week 2: $125
Week 1 & 2: $250

For more information or to register call 912.691.2472 or visit

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Pooler Police Department Trick-or-Treat

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Pooler Police Department Trick Treat 2020


Pooler Police Department TRICK-OR-TREAT

Bring your kids by the Pooler Police Department this Monday-Friday Oct. 26-Oct. 30 between 9AM-5PM to receive a Halloween goodie bag from Pooler police.

They can’t wait to see you and your costumes.

Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treating @ Daffin Park hosted by Savannah Police

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Savannah police trick or treat Halloween free

UPDATE: This event is cancelled due to bad weather.

Safely trick-or-treat with the Savannah Police Department this Thurs. Oct. 29  5:30-7:30PM (or until the candy runs out) @ Daffin Park.

Cars will stop at decorated stations throughout the park to receive Halloween goodies.

Participants MUST BE in a vehicle, and cars will enter the park from Bee Road.

Walk-up trick-or-treating will not be allowed.

Free & open to the public.

Islands’ Farmers Market Halloween 2020

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Islands Farmers Market Halloween 2020 Savannah

Kick off Halloween at the Islands Spooktacluar Halloween market 2020, 9AM-Noon Sat. Oct. 31

This market will features are regular food and craft vendors along with these additions.

*Dress up puppies and dogs for a dog costume contest.
*Visit vendors to collect CANDY. All candy will be individually bagged and vendors will pass out the candy from their booth.
*The Church is hosting a food drive if you have non- perishable food items to help benefit those in need bring those to the market.  Donations go to the Lighthouse Ministries Food Pantry.
*Inflatable by Hopping with Harkelroad bouncy house
*Ben and Jerry’s ice cream

Plus, food vendors, artisan vendors, special guests, musical acts, non-profit groups, etc.

Pets welcome. No smoking.

Islands Farmers Market
401 Quarterman Drive
Savannah, GA 31410

Haunted Trails & Halloween Movie @ Pegasus Riding Academy, Savannah

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

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Pegasus Riding Academy Savannah

Pegasus Riding Academy in Savannah hosts Haunted Trails this week and an outdoor showing of a Halloween movie (Beetlejuice) this Fri. Oct. 20.

Masks are mandatory.

Haunted Trails hayrides, Oct. 27-29 2020 6:30-8:30PM Rides are each half hour. Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for children. Children should be 7 years old.

Halloween Movie, Fri. Oct. 30 2020 (Beetlejuice) – Gates open at 6PM, movie at 7PM. Popcorn, hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks. Cost: $5 for adults; $2 for children.

Learn more here. 

Pegasus Riding Academy
2500 Tennessee Ave.
Savannah, GA 31404

Savannah private schools: Benedictine Military School open houses, tours

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Benedictine Military School Savannah Private

Benedictine Military School, Savannah

The best way to understand the atmosphere at Benedictine Military School in Savannah is to experience it first-hand.

You are encouraged to take advantage of Benedictine’s school tours.

Founded in 1902, Benedictine Military School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory day school educating young men in grades 9-12.

Benedictine Military School
6502 Seawright Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 644-7000

Learn more about Benedictine’s admissions process here. 


School Tour

Benedictine’s Admissions Office welcomes you to visit campus to view our academic facilities and get a feel for the school day at BC. Click here to sign up for a personal tour.


After Hours School Tour

If you can’t make a tour during the normal school day than this event is for you. Join a small handful of other families and take a tour around the school after hours. Please click here to schedule an after hours school tour.

After hours school tour on the following dates from 6-7PM
Nov. 10, 2020
Dec. 01, 2020
Jan. 12, 2021
Feb. 16, 2021
March 23, 2021


High School Placement Test

The High School Placement Test will be offered in three primary sessions at Benedictine this year. Click here to learn more about the High School Placement Test.

Testing will be offered on the following dates:
Sat. Nov. 14, 2020
Sat. Dec. 05, 2020
Sat. Jan. 16, 2021


Class of 2025 Priority Application Deadlines

Student Application – Jan. 15, 2021
Financial Aid Application – Jan. 15, 2021

Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406, tel: (912) 644-7000, On Facebook here. Follow Benedictine on twitter here.  Benedictine Military School is a advertiser. 

Low Country Counseling in Savannah: Mental health therapy for children & young teens (ages 5-14)

Monday, October 19th, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Therapist Spotlight: Debra Cone, LCSW

Debra Cone has focused her career on helping children thrive in body, mind, and spirit. She has worked with children experiencing developmental delays since 2007. Her passion is helping children in need of support and being with parents through that process.

She offers mental health therapy for children and young teens (ages 5-14) @ Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Therapy targets anxiety, depression, ADHD, school support, emotional concerns, parent/child bonding, and social skills. Debra uses play therapy techniques to help younger children express themselves and develop age-appropriate tools for coping.

Developmental therapy is available for children (ages 2-12) experiencing developmental delays or concerns.

Learn more here. 


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 or to schedule an appointment. Help is available.

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Savannah Cultural Arts Center free kids’ activity: find #animalsinsavannah

Monday, October 19th, 2020

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Where can you find a boar in Savannah? Officially named Il Porcellino, this Italian bronze statue can be seen in the front lawn of the Armstrong-Kessler Mansion, just north of Forsyth Park.

Downtown Savannah is full of such animal statues and figures across its squares, homes, and fountains.

Follow along with the Savannah Cultural Arts Center to discover and learn more about our permanent animal residents–for free!

Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @SavannahCulture and #animalsinsavannah


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Free Halloween Trunk or Treat @ Habersham YMCA branch, Savannah

Monday, October 19th, 2020

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Free Drive-Through Trunk or Treat @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia’s Habersham branch, Savannah

Join the Habersham YMCA annual Trunk or Treat in Savannah, 5-7PM Thurs. Oct. 22, but this year the event will be a drive-through in Habersham’s branch Trunk or Treat Alley.

Receive free treat bags, school supplies courtesy community partner WellCare, free family food boxes from partner Second Harvest, goodies from City of Savannah Fire and EMS as well as other donated items. At the end stop, hop out and take a family photo at the fall themed photo booth.

Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume and take part in the photo contest.

If you are interested in becoming a community partner, donating to candy or hosting a trunk please contact Shannon or Jazmine 912.354.6223 or

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SouthCoast Health: Why you should not postpone your breast cancer screening

Monday, October 19th, 2020

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In the middle of this pandemic, breast cancer screening remains as important as ever.

Reports indicate patients are postponing their screening medical tests, resulting in delayed diagnoses and worsened outcomes.

Dr. Christa Jillard, of SouthCoast Health’s High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic, shares here about the significance of not postponing breast cancer screenings on the calendar; how often screenings should occur; the safety precautions medical facilities have in place; and more.

Details here.

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