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Autism Awarness 5K & Children’s Dash to support Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Ignite the Senses Children's Gym Autism Awareness Run Bluffton 2021

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym Autism Awareness 5K

You’re invited: Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym AUTISM AWARENESS 5K Bubble Run & Children’s DASH on Sat June 26, 2021 in Bluffton, SC. Register online here.

There will be two children’s dashes at 8AM – one for ages 2-4 & one for ages 5-10.

The 5k race starts and ends at LowCountry Community Church off of Buckwalter Parkway. It is a fast flat course and will be chip timed by Grounded Running. There will be one water station on the course approximately at the halfway point. The race will start promptly at 8AM with the Children’s DASH followed by the 5k run. Parents are welcome to run with their child(ren) if necessary. All participants will be welcomed back to the finish with a shower of bubbles (representative of special needs) and a finisher’s medal. NOTE: Each participant MUST turn in their timing chip to receive a medal.

Register by June 15 to receive T-shirts.

Registrations accepted until 7:45AM on race day.

Packet Pick up is Friday June 25 9AM-6PM at Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, 163 Bluffton Road, Suite C-1 and race day morning from 7-7:45AM at the race start.

**Proceeds from this event will be used to provide support groups, special events and activities like art, music, yoga and fitness opportunities for our local special needs population.

Register online here.
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Ignite Senses Children's Gym Autism Bluffton Lowcountry Hilton Head

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton, SC 

Ignite the Senses Gym is a gym for ALL kids…

At Ignite the Senses, we ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships. Ignite the Senses gym is a fun, clean and safe place for kids to play, learn and party.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, we intend to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism in and around the Lowcountry. We will provide a safe and fun indoor environment where autistic and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Ignite the Senses also has a new half day preschool program where children do active learning.

The gym’s motto: It’s OK to be DIFFERENT!

Check out the difference Ignite the Senses can make in your family’s life.

Learn more about Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym in Bluffton here.

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym
163 Bluffton Road, Suite C1
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Summer discount code for Friends of Georgia State Parks membership

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Friends of Georgia State Parks Discount code

SouthernMamas.com and Friends of Georgia State Parks are partnering to make it even easier to get outside with your kids this summer.

SouthernMamas.com readers can receive a 15 percent discount on Friends of Georgia State Parks membership levels.  Use the code southernmama to get your discount.This discount is valid through July 31 2021.

Get your discount here. 

Thanks Friends of Georgia State Parks for giving our readers this special summer discount!

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Upcoming kids’ happenings @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah:

Junior Ranger Saturdays @ Skidaway Is. State Park 
On every Saturday this Summer 2021 @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah, participate with hands-on programs and work on earning your Jr. Ranger badge at Junior Ranger Saturdays.
Weekly events include birding, hiking, archery, exploring the park’s Interpretive Center and meeting the park’s live critters. Be sure to pack a lunch, snack, water bottle, bug spray and sun screen.
Each Saturday will be limited to 15 Junior Rangers. For ages 6-12.
The day begins at 8:30AM and pick up is at 4PM. The last Saturday is July 31.
Cost: $15. Parking: $5.
Learn more here. 

Reading Ranger @ Skidaway Is State Park, Savannah
Free
Fri. June 4 2021, 3PM
Listen to Skidaway Is. State Park Ranger read aloud the children’s books “Fun with the Fairway Foxes”. This book is written by a local of Skidaway Island, Sara Lucas, she also took all of the pictures shown in the book. Please pre-register by calling the park’s office: 912-598-2300

Archery @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Fri. June 11, 2021, 10-10:45AM
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. Call:  912-598-2300. Cost: $10 plus $5 parking.

Father’s Day Movie Night @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Fri. June 18, 2021, 8:30PM
Bring the family out for a movie under the stars. We will be showing “Kicking & Screaming” starring Will Ferrell. Be sure to bring your own chairs or blanket and favorite movie snacks. The movie will be located behind the visitor center. Please pre-register for the program by calling the park’s number:  912-598-2300

Father’s Day Card Craft @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Sun. June 20, 2021 at 11AM
Make your Dad a festive Father’s Day card using what you find in the park. Art supplies and paper will be provided. Please pre-register for the program by calling our park’s office:  912-598-2300

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Upcoming kids’ happenings @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Junior Ranger Weekend (Saturday) Camps 2021 @ Fort McAllister State Park
10AM-4PM June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24. Learn more here.

Night Fort Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park
Friday, June 18, 2021 8:45-9:45 PM
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger-guided tour of the fort. We will recount history and tell stories of Georgia’s last battle of the Civil War. Space is limited to 10 people. Pre-register and pay admission before 6:30PM in person, or by calling the park office at 912-727-2339. 912-727-2339.

Crabbing @ Fort McAllister State Park
Sun. Jun 20, 2021 11AM-1PM
Limited space available, Please RSVP. Want to go crabbing? We will learn the different kinds of traps to use, what to use for bait, and the best times for crabbing. Please bring a bucket for crabs, chair, water, and sunscreen. We can provide 1 Crab trap and bait per family, but you may also bring your own. *Georgia Fishing license required. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Independence Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park
Sat. July 3, 2021 10AM-3PM
Celebrate Independence Day like it’s 1864. Join us for an old-fashioned celebration with living history demonstrations and musket demonstrations. $9. 912-727-2339.

(Cheerleading, Tumbling) Try-outs for Crowned Elite Athletics 2021-22 All-Star Program, Savannah

Friday, May 28th, 2021

All-Star Cheer Tryout Crowned Elite Athletics Savannah

Calling All- Star Athletes. Mark your calendars!

You will not want to miss Crowned Elite Athletics All-Star Evaluations June 1-4 2021 for the 2021-22 season. Open to all ages, all skill levels.

Contact Crowned Elite Athletics in Savannah today for more information. Email info@crownedeliteathletics.com or call 912.308.5719

Crowned Elite Athletics is an All Star Cheerleading, Tumbling, and Training facility in Savannah.

If your child is interested in joining an all star cheerleading team or wants to participate in tumbling classes, Crowned Elite Athletics would love them to become a part of their cheer family. The primary goal is to teach sportsmanship, integrity, and character, and secondly the art of cheerleading and tumbling. All of coaches are USASF certified levels 1-5.

Learn more here. 

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) Scribble Art Studio Art Camps for ages 4-14

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Art Camps 2021 @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Yes, we know many summer camps in our area are full already including the first few sessions of art camp @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.

However: there are a limited number of spots left in Scribble’s July & early August art camp sessions.

Camp is Monday through Friday, 9AM-Noon for ages 4-14.

Theme: Ode to the American Road Trip: Students take a creative journey to explore art themes from around the U.S.A.

Scribble provide all art materials, 2 instructors, and snacks. Cost is $250 per week and space is limited.

Questions? Email info@scribbleartstudiosav.com

Register online here.

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(Pooler Summer Camps 2021) Classic Games & Toys Day Camp @ Advanced Academics

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Day Camp summer camp Savannah Pooler Advanced Academics pre-schoolers home school

Classic Games & Toys Day Camp @ Advanced Academics, Savannah 

Join Advanced Academics in Pooler  for Classic Games & Toys Day Camp this summer,

June 7-11 for ages 5-12.

Learn more here. 

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

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CPR class @ The Tiny Beet in Savannah

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Swimming season is here.

This is the perfect time to take a CPR class with The Tiny Beet – a general pediatric direct primary practice in Savannah – this Sat. May 29 2021.

Class is for adults only. Same day CPR certification.

Call if interested. Space is limited. 912-777-6830

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ADDRESS
51 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
Building A-2 Suite A
Savannah, GA 31400

PHONE
(912) 777-6830

EMAIL
thedoctorbeet@gmail.com

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Junior Ranger Saturdays during Summer 2021 @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Junior Ranger Saturdays 2021 Summer Skidaway Island State Park

Junior Ranger Saturdays @ Skidaway Is. State Park 

On every Saturday this Summer 2021 @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah, participate with hands-on programs and work on earning your Jr. Ranger badge at Junior Ranger Saturdays.

Weekly events include birding, hiking, archery, exploring the park’s Interpretive Center and meeting the park’s live critters. Be sure to pack a lunch, snack, water bottle, bug spray and sun screen.

Each Saturday will be limited to 15 Junior Rangers. For ages 6-12.

The day begins at 8:30AM and pick up is at 4PM. The last Saturday is July 31.

Cost: $15. Parking: $5.

Learn more here. 

Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
52 Diamond Causeway
Saturdays 8:30AM-4 PM
(912) 598-2300

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Summer Discount Code

SouthernMamas.com and Friends of Georgia State Parks are partnering to make it even easier to get outside with your kids this summer.

SouthernMamas.com readers can receive a 15 percent discount on Friends of Georgia State Parks membership levels.  Use the code southernmama to get your discount.This discount is valid through July 31 2021.

Get your discount here. 

Wanted: Summer Camp Junior Counselors at Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

junior camp counselor opportunities jobs Savannah Cultural Arts summer 2021

Have older kids at home looking for a local volunteer opportunity? The Savannah Cultural Arts Center is looking for Junior Camp Counselors to join them this July!

What are Junior Counselors? Counselors assist with summer art camps in a volunteer capacity. Responsibilities include assisting teachers with projects and staff with logistical tasks such as camper drop off and lunch.

Who? This opportunity is open to ages 14 to 18.

When? Camps run all four weeks in July, daily, 8AM-4PM.

Do I need to be available that whole time? No! Indicate your availability during July on the application form.

Learn more and apply online here. 

All camps will be masked and reduced capacity for social distancing.

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) Summer Camps for ages 4-10 @ Children’s Museum of Pooler

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Children's Museum Pooler Camps 2021

Children’s Museum of Pooler offers an array of camps for Summer 2021 for ages 4-10 including art, music, LEGO, science, explorers, storybook STEM camps.

Register online here.

ART-Tastc Camp
June 7-11 2021
9AM-Noon

Music To My Ears
June 14-18 2021
9AM—Noon

Storybook STEM Camp
June 21-25 2021
9AM-Noon

CMOP Explorers Camp
July 5-9 2021
9AM-Noon
or
ALL DAY 9AM-4PM

LEGO Camp
July 12-16 2021
9AM-Noon

Mad Science Camp
July 19-23
9AM-Noon

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Learn more here. 

Questions? Email Crystal Daniels cdaniels@childrensmuseumofpooler.com

Children’s Museum of Pooler
200 Tanger Outlets Blvd. Suite 589
Pooler, GA 31322
912-307-9503
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Administration of the COVID-19 Vaccine at SouthCoast Health

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

Covid vaccine Savannah Richmond Hill pediatric

Administration of the COVID-19 Vaccine @ SouthCoast Health, Savannah & Richmond Hill

SouthCoast Health offers a walk-in Adult Covid-19 vaccination clinic at 1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building One in Savannah. The clinic is open Monday – Friday from 9AM -Noon. No appointment necessary; simply ask a patient representative at the front desk for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 years and older are available at SouthCoast Health Pediatric office in Richmond Hill by appointment only. Appointments are available on Fridays from 4-7PM. Please call the office @ 912-527-5352 to schedule this appointment.

Learn more here. 

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Kindermusik Savannah giveaway: Free month of Kindermusik

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

Kindermusik Savannah giveaway 2021

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano is so excited to be giving away this priceless opportunity to a child with special needs. While the benefits of Kindermusik in ALL children are astounding, these classes have been proven to be doubly transformational for children with any kind of special situation.

Therapists often recommend Kindermusik Savannah’s program to families whose children experience physical, emotional, cognitive, or social challenges. Research, as well as success stories from grateful families, have confirmed this effective power of music for the development of special needs children.

Truly every child has a special need: the need to be loved and cherished and given the very best early foundation possible. Every child is unique. Every child is special. Every child is a music maker. Every June, as we offer this scholarship, we consider it our joy and pleasure to be able to touch the life of one VERY special child in a beautiful way.

If your child has any type of developmental, physical or cognitive challenge or delay, please consider applying for this scholarship. Weekly classes for the entire month of June will be given away.

Deadline is May 30 2021 at midnight. Winner will be chosen May 31.

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

Also, now enrolling – June monthly playdate: “Here Comes the Train” – June 12 2021 at 10AM.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

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Special Open Days at Coastal Heritage Society Sites in Savannah for Memorial Day Weekend 2021

Friday, May 21st, 2021

Coastal Heritage Society Museums Savannah Children's

Five of Coastal Heritage Society’s museums in Savannah will be open for Memorial Day on Mon. May 31 2021.

These sites include Savannah History Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum, Harper Fowlkes House and Old Fort Jackson.

Guests can enjoy interactive exhibits and engaging tours at each site through hands-on, immersive activities that illustrate the narratives of Savannah’s past.

Savannah Children’s Museum and Harper Fowlkes House will have a special open day on Sun. May 30 2021 as well.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will have blacksmithing demonstrations throughout the day and will welcome visitors to take a Site Tour by Train.

Savannah Children’s Museum will have several activities including crafts, a scavenger hunt and a bottle rocket launch at noon.

Savannah History Museum will feature the popular Loyalists & Liberty Tours from 10AM-2PM.

Old Fort Jackson will have cannon firings at 11AM and 2PM.

Harper Fowlkes House will host daily interpretation and guided tours.

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson and the Loyalists & Liberty Tour all feature large, open-air spaces and all sites will employ enhanced sanitizing and distancing protocols.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available here.

Site Tours by Train are limited and boarding passes are issued on a first come, first served basis. As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members receive FREE admission.

Find operating hours here. 

For the safety of all staff and guests,  staff and guests are required to wear face coverings.  Visitors are asked to adhere to the , and mask regulations and recommendations.

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Tybee Island Marine Science Center facility features a Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary exhibit

Friday, May 21st, 2021

Tybee Marine Science Center new building Grey's Reef Exhibit

Virtually experience the live-bottom reef of NOAA’S Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

There is a Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary exhibit at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s new facility that is the first of its kind in this region and features a virtual dive. So visitor can virtually experience the live-bottom reef and observe the underwater creatures – coming up close and personal with a loggerhead sea turtle.

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is 19 miles off of the coast of Georgia and it is one of 14 national marine sanctuaries and two national marine monuments that make up the National Marine Sanctuary System. Gray’s Reef spans about 22 square miles and it is currently the only protected natural reef area on the mid-continental shelf off the Georgia coast. The invertebrates (animals without backbones) provide food for many fishes that also shelter in the reef’s cracks and crevices, giving the habitat of Gray’s Reef the “live bottom” name.

Design of the multi-media gallery and touchscreen took about nine months.

The touchscreen multimedia gallery is interactive and offers the public a chance to learn about the reef migration of fish and other interesting highlights through a suite of 360° photos and videos that haven’t been presented to the public until now.

You’ll get to see a loggerhead sea turtle that swims right over the camera and later bumps into a nurse shark, an interactive living reef, and hear shrimp snapping and other noises via recordings from the hydrophones placed in Gray’s Reef. These are recordings with underwater microphones that let us hear what is out there.

Find more information about Gray’s Reef here.

Tybee Marine Science Center
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Last ticket sold at 3:30PM

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Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Tiny Tots Play Time @ Summit Gymnastics

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Tiny Tots Play Time Summit Gymnastics Summer Dates 2021 Savannah

Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will be offered on certain days during Summer 2021: June 8; June 22; June 29; July 6; July 13; July 27.

Tiny Tots is for children ages 5 & younger & their caregivers.

Kids can enjoy trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams & more.

Tiny Tots Playtime
9:30-11AM June 8; June 22; June 29; July 6; July 13; July 27.
Call ahead to confirm: 912.921.1034
$5 per child (Cash only)
For ages 5 & younger

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertise

(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) Tormenta FC Academy Summer Camps & Training

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Tormenta Summer Camps 2021 Soccer Savannah Hilton Head Bluffton

Tormenta FC Academy offers summer soccer camp options in the Savannah area, South Carolina, & Statesboro.

Questions? Contact Brad Nein at 912-257-3989 or bnein@tormentafc.com.

Learn more & register online here. 

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Savannah mom tells story of her medical journey in new book

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Sarah Buck Anne Hart column Savannah Morning News Lyme

The most recent SouthernMamas.com newspaper column spotlights the spiritual and medical journey of Savannah photographer and mother Sarah Buck.

This avid runner and mom of three chronicles her quest to find out the reason behind her mysterious, debilitating symptoms in her memoir “You Will See.”

(Pictured below: The painting behind the book created by @elaineburgeart has special meaning. Read the book and “You Will See” why.)

Read the column about Sarah’s story here. 

Sarah Buck book Savannah Lyme Anne Hart column newspaper