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Spring Celebration & Shearing @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Spring Celebration Shearing 2021 Savannah Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Spring Celebration & Shearing 2021 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, March 20 2021

From the animal’s body to the finished wool product. Observe and participate in the magical creation of a woolen shawl through all the stages of wool processing. Members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannah’s join Oatland staff and volunteers in making this traditional spring celebration fun for the whole family. ​

The Oatland angora goats will be sheared throughout the day with demonstrations of carding, spinning, dying and weaving the wool.

Crafts, games, and other children’s activities as well as a ​food truck will be available.

Spring Celebration and Shearing next event will be on March 20 2021 from 10AM – 2PM @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

Reservations for this annual event are available online @ Friends of Oatland Island. Click on the book online calendar, then click on March 20 to reserve your tickets for the Spring Celebration online.

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Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Friday, February 26th, 2021

 

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Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Spring Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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(Richmond Hill pediatric dentists) Kid’s Dentistree Invites New Patients to Schedule Appointments Online

Friday, February 26th, 2021

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Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill strives to eliminate stress when it comes to scheduling your child’s dentist appointments! If your child is a new patient, you can easily schedule an appointment online through the Kid’s Dentistree Web site. New patient forms are also available to fill out on their website, which will save you time during your child’s first visit.

Kid’s Dentistree’s goal is to make every child feel welcome in a fun, comfortable environment starting from their very first visit.

Visit Kid’s Dentistree to schedule an appointment today!

The Kid’s Dentistree office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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St Pitties & Kitties Family Fun Day @ Humane Society of Greater Savannah

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Family Fun Day Humane Society Savannah

St. Pitties and Kitties Family Fun Day at HSGS on March 6 2021, 1-6PM.

The Humane Society of Greater Savannah is hosting a fun family day at 7215 Sallie Mood Drive with adoption specials, kissing booth, clover paw prints, Lucky Charms. Wear green. Activities for kids and pets. Paw printing. Photo booth. Craft zone

Purchase tickets online here. 

Savannah’s Shamrock Ships St. Patrick’s Flotilla 2021

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Savannah Flotilla St. Patrick's 2021

Inaugural Shamrock Ships Flotilla, Savannah

Here’s a new, socially-distanced way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah in 2021: a boat parade from Hogan’s Marina through Thunderbolt then passing a socially distanced, limited capacity Irish-themed, family-friendly watch party at the Savannah Convention Center on Wed. March 17 2021.

PARADE ROUTE
The Parade will assemble from Turners Creek, through Thunderbolt, around Elba Island and proceed to the Savannah Convention Center. The goal is to pass the Savannah Convention Center 1-3PM.

Find more details about this inaugural Shamrock Ships Flotilla at ShamrockShips.com.

Savannah Soccer Shots For Ages 2-8

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

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Enrollment for the Soccer Shots Spring 2021 Park Season in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton is now open!

Soccer Shots is kicking off the season and wants your child to join them on Soccer Island!

This season, things will look a little different as Soccer Shots will implement several safety guidelines on soccer island and all their coaches will be wearing masks.

Soccer Shots will offer smaller class sizes, disinfecting equipment, maintaining distancing and using larger fields, along with a variety of other precautions to keep both children and staff safe.

Looking for a more personalized Soccer Shots Experience?

You can now host a neighborhood season for your child and their friends right in your backyard. Your squad, your way- and you get 50% off as the host. Call 762.333.1177 or email rwright@soccershots.org for details.

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more about their program. Or go straight to their enrollment page and sign up for a location near you that meets at a time that fits your schedule at savannah.soccershots.com.

Soccer Shots has locations all throughout Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton!

Free soccer day March 27

Want to try the program and meet their awesome coaches before you enroll? Soccer Shots is having a free soccer day at Forsyth Park on March 27 2021 for all children ages 2-8. You must preregister for this FREE event. Visit savannah.soccershots.com and search by the keyword “free” to be directed to the registration page.”

Questions? Contact Rachel Wright, 762.333.1177, rwright@soccershots.org​.

Enrollment Link: savannah.soccershots.com

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This & That Craft Vendor Event – Savannah

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

THIS & THAT CRAFT/VENDOR EVENT-Savannah Tanger Outlets

You’re invited to THIS & THAT CRAFT/VENDOR EVENT-Savannah Tanger Outlets in Pooler on Saturday, March 6 2021, 11AM-5PM at Tanger Outlets Savannah for a day of shopping. There will be arts & craft Vendors, local businesses and direct sales vendors.

This is an outside event and will happen rain or shine.

Questions? Email ThisandThatTanger@gmail.com

Tanger Outlets, Savannah
200 Tanger Outlets Blvd
Pooler, GA

(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s designated a Grief Sensitive School

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

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St. Andrew’s School Receives Grant from New York Life Foundation

St. Andrew’s has been designated a “Grief-Sensitive School” by the New York Life Foundation, receiving a $500 Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative grant to help create a bereavement support plan and encourage ongoing staff development in order to better support its grieving students.

The St. Andrew’s counseling department used this grant to purchase Kimochis, a social and emotional learning curriculum that helps younger students manage grief and other hard-to-have feelings. The program is designed to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively.

“My favorite part of the Kimochis Early Childhood Curriculum is watching students interact with the plush characters,” said School Counselor Elizabeth Bush. “Each character has a unique personality and temperament which helps the students express their own feelings.”

The Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative – a pioneering effort that utilizes New York Life’s workforce to help equip local schools to care for the grieving students in their midst – is an extension of the work of the Coalition to Support Grieving Students, a collaboration among leading K-12 professional organizations to develop and deliver best-in-class grief support resources to educators.

St. Andrew’s is a private, independent, International Baccalaureate World School inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

St. Andrew’s: Where Life Meets Learning.

(Savannah moms groups) Postpartum Support Group for moms during baby’s first year

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

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Here’s a way new moms in the Savannah area can get the support they need: Nurture postpartum group, which will resume on Sat. March 20 2021 at 10AM and will run for 8 weeks. Due to the ongoing need for social distancing, the group will meet outdoors at Daffin Park in Savannah.

This supportive, non-judgmental group is for any mom seeking connection and community during baby’s first year. Come to meet other moms who are in it with you. The group will explore topics such as mothering during a pandemic, health and wellness, relationships, mood changes, bonding with your baby, body image, sexuality, and more. Babies 12 months and younger are welcome.

Nurture Community Support
Saturdays at 10AM
Daffin Park (near the playground off Waters Avenue), Savannah
March 20-May 8 2021

Suggested donation of $10 per meeting.

Nurture is designed to include and affirm all parenting experiences, including single and divorced parents, LGBTQ+ parents, and adoptive parents. Nurture will never discriminate or support bias based on race, culture, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or birth/parenting choices. Nurture offers peer and social support and is not intended as a replacement for psychotherapy or mental health treatment.

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Online Support

A private Facebook group for new Savannah-area moms is also available for local moms seeking community and support in an online space: Nurture Community Support. Find it online here. 

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Questions? Email bridget@bridgetcrossLCSW.com

 

SouthCoast Health Allergist: 5 Tips For Not Letting Allergies Get the Best of You This Season

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

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SouthCoast Health Allergist Dr. Wasil Khan shares 5 tips for not letting allergies get the best of you this allergy season here.

SouthCoast Health offers a wide variety of treatments and services to help treat seasonal allergies. Learn more about our Department of Allergy and Immunology here. 

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Photography, Video Game, Painting & Drawing youth classes @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

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Youth Classes @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah for Spring 2021

Telfair Museums announces a brand new schedule of in person and virtual classes for Spring 2021, completely redesigned to insure social distancing and health and safety protocols, while providing engaging, fun, educational experiences for everyone.

All spring youth classes and adult classes are listed on Telfair’s website, with full descriptions. All classes are located in the Jepson Center at 207 W. York Street unless otherwise noted.

Youth classes include:

Digital Photography Camp Mondays, 4–6PM | March 1–March 29 2021. Register online here.

Virtual Video Game Camp Ages 12-14 years | via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4–5:30PM, March 2–April 1 2021. Register online here.

Youth Art Club! Painting and Drawing Ages 9–12 years) Thursdays, 4–6PM, March 4–April 1 2021. Register online here.

Youth Art Club! Painting and Drawing (Ages 12–16 years) Wednesdays, 4–6PM, March 3–March 31 2021. Register online here.

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Savannah Schools: Winter 2021 Open Houses, Tours for Prospective Families

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Savannah schools open houses application deadlines preK kindergarten

Admissions season is under way for the 2021-22 school year.

Visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses or ongoing school tours to get to know the schools.

Upcoming Savannah school Winter 2021 open houses & ongoing school tours for prospective families include:

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Risen Savior Christian Academy, Pooler

A Christian, private school serving Pooler and the surrounding communities. RSCA was founded in 2007 and has grown to offer two year-old preschool through seventh grade. The future for Risen Savior includes expanding to 8th grade by adding a grade each new school year.  Learn more or schedule a tour here. 

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Advanced Academics, Pooler

Customized learning for Pre-K through 5th grades.  Currently registering for summer and the 21-22 academic year.  Call 912-348-2017 to set up a tour and visit www.adv-aca.com for more information.

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah

Open Houses: Wednesday Feb. 24 2021 9:30-10:30AM @ Eckburg Auditorium. Reservations required. Details here.

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Savannah Classical Academy, Savannah

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 12). 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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Susie King Taylor Community School, Savannah

Application for the lottery for 2021-22 school year is open. Susie King Taylor Community School is a tuition-free, public K-8 Savannah charter school. Details here. 

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Calvary Day School, 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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FREE Pre-K programs with Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, Application Process Feb. 16-March 4 2021 

Lottery notifications will be sent on April 7, 2021. Find more details here. 

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Coming soon: Pick your own strawberries @ Hodges Strawberry Farm, Dempsey Farms

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Hodges Farm – a local family owned “Pick Your Own” or “We Pick” farm of strawberries and thornless blackberries – is expected to open for strawberry picking season in a few weeks .

The farm is located on the Effingham/Screven County border just 20 minutes from Statesboro and 50 minutes from downtown Savannah. Cash or check with ID.

Learn more here. 

Follow on social media here for field updates.

HODGES STRAWBERRY FARM
8705 Ga HWY 21 N.
Newington, GA 30446
(912) 754-7257 cell (912)687-6448 cell (912)425-0690

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Dempsey Farms U-Pick Strawberries on Saint Helena Is. SC near Beaufort will not have early strawberries this spring but will announce on social media here when that farm is close to opening for this spring’s normal strawberry season.

DEMPSEY FARMS
1576 SEA ISLAND PARKWAY
SAINT HELENA ISLAND, SC 29920

843-838-3656 after 8AM for picking condition & field updates on hours

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U-Pick daffodil 2021 season is under way at this Okatie farm near Bluffton, SC. 

Details here. 

Coastal Heritage Society museums, historical sites will reopen March 4, Savannah

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

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All Coastal Heritage Society historic sites and museums in Savannah will reopen to the public on Thurs. March 4 2021.

There will also be a special Family Day on March 13 2021. Details TBA.

New operating hours are as follows:

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah History Museum, and Old Fort Jackson will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 9AM to 4PM.

Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30AM to 2:30PM.

Pin Point Heritage Museum will be open Thursday through Saturday from 9AM to 4PM.

Harper Fowlkes House will be open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10AM to 3PM. *Special opening on Thursday, March 4th from 10AM to 3PM.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available online here.

As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members receive FREE admission. Become a member online here.

For the safety of all staff and guests, social distancing protocols will be observed, implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures Both staff and guests are required to wear masks. Visitors are asked to adhere to the City of Savannah, Chatham County Commission and CDC mask regulations and recommendations.

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) Scribble Art Studio Summer Camp

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Registration for Scribble Art Studio’s Summer Camp 2021 is now open.

Weekly sessions from June 7 – Aug. 6 2021. Camp is from 9AM – Noon, Monday through Friday, and includes all art materials, two instructors and snacks.

Your young artist will explore different art themes from around the U.S.A. in Scribble’s Ode to the American Road Trip. Space is limited so book your spots today.

Register online here. 

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Low Country Counseling: reasons behind child tantrums

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

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Why does my child tantrum?

Every parent has had that moment where your child is on the floor screaming, crying, and you feel helpless. Tantrums come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes you see them coming and sometimes you don’t.

Low Country Counseling therapists share 3 Triggers to Tantrums and 5 Tips to Reduce Tantrums

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, Children, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You’re not alone.

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