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Savannah PreK, Kindergarten: Advanced Academics microschool in Savannah

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

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

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Savannah Holiday Family Fun Events Guide 2020

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Holiday Family Events Guide Savannah Hilton Head Lowcountry Bluffton

Find fun family Holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry in SouthernMamas.com Holiday Events 2020.

Santa fire truck tours; outdoor holiday happenings; drive-thru holiday lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah; Santa visits; Christmas tree lighting & more.

See the holiday family-things-to-do list here.

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Savannah Schools: Fall 2020 Open Houses, Tours for Prospective Families

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Savannah schools open houses tours

Admissions season has begun! Visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah school Fall 2020 open houses & ongoing school tours for prospective families include:

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Blessed Sacrament School 
Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Schedule a tour of Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah, a landmark pre-K through 8th grade Catholic school. Call 912.356.6987.
Details here. 

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Benedictine Military School, Savannah
Benedictine Military School (grades 9-12) After Hours School Tour, 6-7PM Dec. 1. Details here. 

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School 
Open Houses, Wed. Dec. 9 2020. Reservations required. Details here. 

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Savannah Classical Academy 

The annual lottery is now open for Savannah Classical Academy , free, public K-12 charter school, for all students from kindergarten to twelfth grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Don’t miss the deadline for your family to enroll in this free public charter Savannah school as part of the local school system. Apply for the lottery here.

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St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah

Tour this private independent school (age 3 to grade). Call 897.4941 or email Windee Helle in the Admissions Office at hellew@saslions.com to schedule your private tour. Details here.

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Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler
Tour this private school’s recently expanded campus & meet staff members.
NOW ENROLLING: Preschool – ages 2-4
Elementary – K-7th grade (New grade added each year)
Details here.

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Calvary Day School in Savannah
Campus Tours are by appointment and are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Please call admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.
Details here. 

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Healthy holiday recipes from SouthCoast Health dietician

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
Dietician healthy holiday recipes Savannah SouthCoast Health

SouthCoast Health Dietetic Counselor Rebekah Laurance

SouthCoast Health Dietetic Counselor Rebekah Laurance shares her favorite healthy holiday recipes.

Recipes include Salad with vinaigrette dressing; salad; healthier collard greens; whipped sweet potatoes with crumbly pecan topping.

Find SouthCoast Health dietician’s favorite holiday recipes here.

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(Savannah, Bluffton Holiday Events 2020) Santa Fire Truck Visits

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Santa Firetruck Savannah Southside Fire

Southside Fire’s Montgomery Division will have their annual Santa Truck detail when Santa visits various Savannah neighborhoods on a firetruck.

The 2020 Southside Santa firetruck holidays dates and route:
Dec. 20-Whitfield Ave.
Dec. 21-Ferguson Ave
Dec. 22-Burnside Island

Southside Fire will post updates and additional information here leading up to the event and during the event. This will include departure times from the station and their starting point for each area.

This will allow you to plan out an approximate time in which Santa should be coming to your neighborhood.

Free & open to the public.

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Bluffton SC Santa Truck 2020

The Bluffton Fire Santa Truck will visit various Bluffton SC neighborhoods during the 2020 Holiday season Nov. 30-Dec. 17.

Santa will ride nightly on the dates listed in the schedule above between 6-8:30PM, depending on weather.

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Islands Santa Truck 2020

Islands Fire on Wilmington Island also has an annual Santa Truck detail when Santa visits various Islands neighborhoods on a firetruck. If the Santa Truck is coming to the Islands for the 2020 holidays, we will publish those routes as soon as they are available.

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Find more Savannah-Lowcountry Holiday Happenings 2020 in our Event Calendar. 

(Savannah Holidays 2020) Kindermusik Sleigh Bells & Snowballs Musical Playdate for ages 0-7

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

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Announcing Kindermusik Savannah’s monthly musical playdates for December: “Sleigh bells & Snowballs”!

This musical playdate celebrating the beauty of winter will be offered once in the studio and once virtually, over Zoom.

Open to children ages 0-7 with their caregivers on Sat. Dec. 12 2020.

Studio class will be at 10AM; virtual class will be at 11AM.

Each child will receive an instrument and 10 Kindermusik songs. Virtual families will receive their items by mail after the class.

Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

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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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(Savannah private preK-8th grade schools) Now accepting applications for 2021-22 @ Blessed Sacrament School

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Blessed Sacrament School Savannah private schools

Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah – a pre-K through 8th grade private school –  is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you’re looking for a home to educate your child, schedule a tour of Blessed Sacrament School . Call 912.356.6987.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR. 

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, www.bss-savannah.org, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

(Savannah Holidays 2020) Outdoor Christmas Kids’ Events @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

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Outdoor Holiday Happenings 2020 @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

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Mystery Is. Treasure Hunt, Fri. Nov. 27

Don’t want to be anywhere near the malls or stores on Black Friday?

Here’s an outdoor activity for you and your family & friends @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah.

Join Performance Initiatives, Inc and become part of the MITH – Mystery Island Treasure Hunt.

Teams of up to 5 people can partake in this on-of-a-kind photo based scavenger hunt in Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah. Trophies and sweet treats will go to the first three teams that solve the clues, get the photos and return to base.

This is an outdoor photo based hunt that’s socially distanced.

Mystery Island Treasure Hunt
Nov. 27 2020, 10AM-Noon
@ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Cost: $15 per adult $10 per child 14 & younger – $20 per adult day of.  Order tickets online here. 

Questions? Call 912-598-2300

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Snowman Archery, Sat. Dec. 12  

Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on Skidaway Is. State Park’s archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants per session, and social distancing will be required. There will be a special holiday target during these sessions. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to make your way to the program location. Program fee: $10. Park pass fee required.
10AM-10:45AM
11AM-11:45AM

Call 912-598-2300

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Outdoor Holiday Movie, Fri. Dec. 18 

“Holiday who-be what-ee?” Holiday movie night! Bring your own “Chair of Cheer” to a movie night under the stars @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah. See how the mean green creature’s heart grew 3 sizes Christmas day. The program requires pre-registration due to limited space of 25 people. Park pass fee required.
6PM Fri. Dec. 18

Call 912-598-2300

(Savannah Santa photos, visits) Here comes Santa, with masks and face-shields

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Santa visits Savannah photos Chatham County 2020

Santa visits will look different this holiday 2020 season in Savannah.

Some Santa visits/photos will be outside with masked Santas. Others at indoor malls will be through Plexiglass Santa shields. Kids can even zoom with Santa from home. Here’s a look at how your child can visit with Santa in Savannah during the pandemic.

Plant Riverside District Santa Meet & Greets, Photos

Santa visits, photos will take place outdoors during the holidays @ Savannah’s Plant Riverside District @ 400 W. River Street in downtown Savannah. Children will not sit on Santa’s lap but be positioned next to Santa. Two elves will help direct. Santa will have a white mask and children are encouraged to wear their mask. Parents or caregivers can take photos of children in the Santa setting. Visits start Fri. Nov. 28-Sat. Nov. 29, then resume Dec. 5-24. Details here.

Santa shield @ Bass Pro Shops, Savannah Mall 

Already under way @ Bass Pro Shops Savannah Mall are in-person Santa Claus visits, photos for kids using a “magic Santa shield” at the store’s FREE Santa’s Wonderland experience. Learn more about these contactless visits with Santa here . 

Zoom with Santa, Richmond Hill 

Kids can zoom with Santa 8AM Sun. Dec. 6 on the City of Richmond Hill Facebook page. Details here. 

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Find more kids’ holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry here. 

(Savannah Holiday Events 2020) Wormsloe Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

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Wormsloe Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Nov 27, 2020 10 AM-4PM
Wormsloe State Historic Site – Savannah

Spend Black Friday @ a Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt @ Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah.

At your own pace, tackle the 3-mile Battery Trail. Check in at the Visitor Center for a trail map and info about the Turkey Trot Coins you’ll be looking for along the way.

Return to the museum after completing the hike and redeem your coins for a prize (while supplies last).

Cost: $2 – $10. Questions? Call 912-353-3023.

Low Country Counseling in Savannah: Thanksgiving Tips for Eating Disorders

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

For someone experiencing an eating disorder, the holidays can become a stressful time of year. Thanksgiving poses multiple triggers for anxiety, struggles with food, and stressful family dynamics.

Low Country Counseling in Savannah offers Thanksgiving tips for eating disorders so that Thanksgiving can be an enjoyable experience with a recovery plan in place. Learn more here.

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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 schools: Lottery open for Savannah Classical Academy for 2021-22 school year

Monday, November 16th, 2020

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Savannah Classical Academy is free, public K-12 charter school with an entirely open enrollment.

Savannah Classical Academy’s annual lottery is now open for all students from kindergarten to twelfth grade for the 2021-2022 school year.

Don’t miss the deadline for your family to enroll in this free public charter Savannah school as part of the local school system!

Apply for the lottery now here.

The mission of Savannah Classical Academy is to provide every child with a classical and academically rigorous education while instilling a commitment to civic virtue and moral character.

Savannah Classical Academy is the only public school in Savannah that has been opened since August 2020 to in-person classes during the 2020-21 school year. SCA has discontinued its dual-learning model (online and in-person) and all SCA students returned to campus Nov. 2. The last day of SCA’s virtual learning model was Oct. 30.

SCA says the school has remained free of any COVID-19 cases since the start of the 2020-21 school year.

SCA has taken many steps to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk to students and staff

SCA upgrades to keep students and staff safe include:
*Entryway equipped with a germicidal UV-C light.
*Specialized mats designed to sanitize footwear.
*Social distancing markings at entrances/exits throughout campus.
*Installation of ionization systems HVAC to purify circulating air and disinfect surfaces.
*Over 100 strategically placed automated hand sanitizing stations.
*Touchless thermometers and thermal imaging cameras.
*Isolation lounge space.
*Installation of cameras in all classrooms.
*Contracted with custodial vendor with trained staff using appropriate virucide, sanitation chemicals, and foggers, with increased staff for whole school sanitation each day.
*Personal protective equipment provided to all students and staff including face masks, face shields, and gloves.
*Individualized furniture purchased and arranged to maximize classroom square footage.
*Clear desktop barriers for all students.
*Alteration to student and staff traffic and meal schedules to reduce interactions to smaller groups.
*Posting signage for reinforcement of proper personal hygiene and social distancing.
*Installation of additional water bottle refilling stations for upper school students.
*Bottled water provided for lower school students.

Savannah Classical Academy
705 East Anderson Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-4040

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Black Friday 2020 Travel Deals with Two Sisters Travel

Monday, November 16th, 2020

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Black Friday isn’t just about incredible deals on electronics, toys & other popular holiday gifts but travel, too.

Many resorts, cruise lines, & vacation destinations participate with discounts, promos, & special offers. Generally these deals are only valid for a short time period and availability is limited. Be the fist to know by registering for Two Sisters Travel Black Friday Priority Alert List.

If you’ve been considering travel or planning a trip, Black Friday may be the time to book!

Skip the shopping. The lines. And the wrapping. This year put something under the tree that will last far beyond the holiday season, the gift of travel experiences.

Whether 2021 brings a milestone anniversary and/or birthday, or you just want to experience something new, revisit a favorite destination, or maybe check off your bucket list next year, Two Sisters Travel can help. We’ll curate the perfect itinerary and make the entire travel experience from start to finish easy and stress-free.

Don’t miss out on the Black Friday deals, join Two Sisters Travel Black Friday Priority Alert list. As travel deals are announced you’ll be the first to know. Sign up here. 

And if you’re ready to start planning your next vacation contact Two Sisters Travel. There’s no fee for Two Sisters Travel services.

Tara McCoy
Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241

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Free Savannah Kindermusik Monday class for ages 4-7

Monday, November 16th, 2020

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Visit a free Kindermusik Savannah music class on Monday afternoons just for older children!

Ages 4-7 welcome with their caregivers for music and movement in a playful and interactive small group setting!

Play instruments, learn musical terms, notation, singing and more! Text 912-432-5885 to set up your free trial class.

Visit the Kindermusik Savannah website for more info on all of their classes for ages 0-7.

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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FREE Christmas Caravan is coming to Tybee Island, Dec. 4

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

 

Christmas Caravan Tybee free holiday 2020

In lieu of a Christmas Parade this year, be on the lookout for Tybee Island Main Street’s festive, lighted Christmas Caravan, coming Dec. 4, 6PM to a neighborhood street near you.

See the route map above.