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Free Savannah family events: Savannah Earth Day Festival 2017, April 15

March 22nd, 2017

Savannah Earth Day Festival 2017

Save the date: Savannah Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 15 2017
11AM – 4PM
Forsyth Park, Savannah
www.earthdaysavannah.org
Earth Day Festival is a celebration of being environmentally responsible. It is one of the largest educational Earth Day Festival in Georgia. It promotes environmental stewardship, sustainable local economy, conservation and health wellness.

FREE & open to the public.

The Forsyth Farmer’s Market will have it’s regular set up and many of the farmers will stay throughout the festival. Food – Beer – Live Entertainment – Kids Activities and More!

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Massie Heritage Art & Digging History Camps

March 21st, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps 2017 Massie Heritage Center Art History

We can’t wait until Summer 2017 and are excited to post our first of many Savannah summer camps.

Massie Heritage Center in Savannah will offer these unique summer camps.

Art through the Ages Day Camp
Rising K through 3rd grade
Session I: June 5th – June 9th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Session II: June 26th through June 30th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Students will learn about arts and crafts from the Creek and Cherokee period through Colonial and Victorian times up to the modern era. Campers will create their own artwork and explore Savannah’s museums including the Jepson Center for the Arts and SCAD Art Museum. The camp will culminate in a gallery show featuring their own “Artwork through the Ages.”

Digging History Day Camp
Rising 3rd through 6th grade students
Session I: July 10 through July 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Session II: July 24 through July 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Be an archaeologist at summer camp! Take part in a “simulated excavation” and learn the entire process of digging up, gridding out to scale, labeling and identifying artifacts. You will also make special crafts and discover many of the archaeological treasures of the Georgia Coast by visiting Battlefield Park, Wormsloe State Historic Site, Colonial Park Cemetery, Fort Frederica, Skidaway Island and more.

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Cost

For $135 per camper, you will be provided all supplies, admissions to historical sites and museums, transportation and snacks for the entire week. Extended care is available for the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $25 per week.

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About Massie Heritage Center

Massie Heritage Center: Built in 1856 on beautiful Calhoun Square, Massie School is the oldest public school in Georgia. Closing as a traditional school in 1974, but remaining part of the Savannah-Chatham Public School System, Massie reopened as a Heritage Center in 1978 providing curriculum-based educational programs for school children K-12. Massie also houses several hands-on exhibits showcasing the history and architecture of Savannah.

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Registration

For details and registration, visit www.massieheritagecenter.com, email Rachel.Warren@sccpss.com, or call  (912) 395-5070

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Day Camps @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia

March 20th, 2017

Summer Day Camp YMCA Savannah Coastal Georgia
YMCA of Coastal Georgia summer camp programs offer a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to have their best summer ever, by meeting new friends, exploring nature, discovering new interests, being physically active and creating memories.

Day Camp 2017, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends.

Day Camps at the YMCA run on a weekly basis, Monday through Friday, for children ages 5-13 years. You can pick and choose which weeks you would like to attend; you can come just one week or the whole summer! Camp is from 9AM -4PM daily, with drop off starting at 7AM and pick up ending at 6PM

Looking for something different this summer? Then register for one of YMCA Specialty Summer Camps such as Surfing, Lego, Culinary or Active Arcade camps.

Learn more here. 

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You’re invited: The Harlem Legends Celebrity Basketball Show, Savannah

March 20th, 2017

YMCA Coastal Georgia Savannah Join the Haberhsham YMCA for a night of family-friendly competition on the court @ Savannah Country Day School.

The YMCA All-stars, featuring players from all over Savannah including the Y’s CEO, Joel Smoker, will take on the Harlem Legends in a game of hoops.

DATE: Fri. March 24 2017
TIME: Doors open at 6PM
Show starts 7PM
LOCATION: Savannah Country Day School
824 Stillwater Dr
Savannah, GA 31419
COST: $12.50 in advance, $10 (ages 8 & younger); $15 at the door

Tickets are available at the Habersham YMCA (6400 Habersham Street, Savannah, GA 31405) or call 912.354.6223 for more information.

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Video Game Design, Robotics @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

March 20th, 2017

Sylvan Learning STEM Summer Camps Robotics Coding

Make Summer 2017 the Summer of STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) with Sylvan Learning of Savannah Summer Camps.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah offers the following Summer Camps 2017:

Video Game Design I & II
Robotics I & II
SAT/ACT Prep
Writing & Study Skills
Personalized Math & Reading

Four-week camp begins May 22 2017. To register, call 912. 355.2267.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah
340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Learn more here. 

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About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.

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Call 912-355-2267 or email dinopapa@sylvan3007.com

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

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Savannah Spring Festivals 2017: Family Food Truck Fun Festival & Spring Market, Skidaway Is. State Park

March 20th, 2017

Family Food Truck Festival Spring Market Skidaway Is. State Park Savannah Join your favorite food trucks AND local crafters, artists and yard salers for this incredible Spring market @ Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah in Savannah, Sat. April 22, 9AM-3PM.

Nosh on great food while you shop vendors, walk the trails or enjoy a ready made picnic in the park.

Want to be a vendor? Skidaway is providing 8 foot tables with 2 chairs for a $25 concession fee. Email anne.robinson@dnr.ga.gov for more information.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah 31411
912-598-2300

 

Registration now open for Robotics Competition 2017 in Savannah

March 20th, 2017

Robotics competition Savannah 2017 Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Georgia Southern University STEM Institute present the 2017 MATE ROV competition, Port Cities of the Future on Saturday, April 22 at 9AM in Savannah.

Student teams will compete for overall highest points in a mission to maintain operations supporting the commerce, entertainment, health and safety of a thriving port.

The competition provides students an opportunity to utilize STEM concepts to solve real-world challenges, preparing students for secondary education and careers, and offers educators training and expertise in applied technologies.

Competition for all classes will take place on:
Sat. April 22, 2017
Chatham County Aquatic Center
7240 Sallie Mood Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
8AM – 4PM

Registration deadline: Registration closed on April 15. All team members and coaches must be registered

For more information, visit http://graysreef.marinetech2.org

Try your first Kindermusik Savannah parent & me music class for free

March 20th, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah parent & me early music classes prechoolers babies

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano in Savannah continues to support “Music in our Schools” month by encouraging parents that it’s never too early to begin to expose your baby to music.

Kindermusik Savannah offers classes for newborn to 7 year olds on weekdays, weekends, weekly and monthly. Your first trial class is free!

Come and experience the magic of the Kindermusik experience…where music and learning play

Also, don’t forget Kindermusik’s final monthly playdate for March is coming up Sat. March 25 at 10AM. The  theme is “Rig a Jig Jig: Music of Ireland!”.  Class is open to ages 0-7 and their caregivers. Each participant will receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs, and a $10 coupon to our weekly classes.

Cost is $15 per child (siblings pay only $5).  Enroll online today – spaces are limited.

Email kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912.988.KEYS

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends. 912-988-KEYS.

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2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival this Sat. March 25 (free from noon-5PM)

March 19th, 2017

7th Annual A-Town Get DownSave the date for the 2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival, Saturday, March 25, 2017 featuring Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, AJ Ghent & More

Savannah’s 7th Annual A-Town Get Down will take place March 25, noon-12AM at its new location on Indian Street. The area, defined by Indian Street (between Fahm Street and the Talmadge Bridge) is well known as both a creative hub and emerging business community.

A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival Savannah 2017 The family-friendly event is free from noon to 5PM and ticketed from 5PM to midnight.

This year’s all-day festival will feature over 25 live bands and visual artists each representing diverse music genres and artistic styles. Performers include Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Snarky Puppy Horns, Low Country Voices, Old Salt Union, Walter Parks, Savannah Children’s Choir, AJ Ghent, Marques & The Marvelous Miracles, Waits & Co, Complicated Animals, Annalise Curtin, The Billy Jonas Band (Especially Family Oriented), and the Live Art of Jose Ray, Will Penny, SCAD Ceramics, Digital Art, Loop It Up Savannah and much more.

Thanks to the festival’s new location, guests can expect larger stages and more live music and live art installations than ever before over the 12-hour period. A-Town is also partnering with Loop It Up Savannah again this year to connect students from Title I school districts to free access to interactive art and music projects.

The festival was created in honor of art student and musician, Alex “A-Town” Townsend, who passed away in 2010. The all-day festival’s mission is to increase access to music and art to citizens of the region. From the hours of 12pm – 5pm, the festival is free and open to everyone for family-friendly art and music events. From 5pm – midnight, the festival becomes a ticketed event for the headliner performers and art events.

Tickets/cost
12pm – 5pm:
FREE for all ages
5PM – midnight:
$35/General Admission
$25/Student or Military (with valid ID)
$95/VIP (Includes Friday night event with special appearances, meet and greet with performers, complimentary VIP tent at festival, VIP seating and swag bag)

Tickets are available for purchase at A-TownGetDown.com.

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You’re invited to particpate in a Color-A-Thon 2017 Event in Pooler

March 18th, 2017

Color-A=Thon Savannah Pooler 2017 The community is invited to participate in the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Color-A-Thon Event in Pooler on Sat. April 1 2017.

This fun, healthy event is a fundraiser in which students collect donations, earn rewards and then participate in a 3K fun run as a culminating event. The students, their friends and family and other supporters can walk, run, skip, or dance through a course where they all will get blasted by color dust!

Coastal Empire Montessori, a Pre-K through 5th Grade charter school, serves students from all over Chatham County.

Register

Registration fee is $30 and includes a T-shirt and a color dye pack. (The color dust is safe, non-toxic and completely washable.) To register, click here. Online registration must be completed by March 22, 2017. There will also be on-site registration on the day of the event, however t-shirts will not be available onsite and will be shipped afterward.

The Coastal Empire Montessori Color-a-Thon
April 1, 2017, at 10AM (with day-of registration opening at 9AM)
@ Tom Triplett Community Park in Pooler, GA.
To donate or register, click here.

About Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School

Come see all the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School has to offer.

Attend an open house or guided tour of this PreK4-5th grade public charter school on Wed. March 29, 6PM.

Guided tours are every Wednesday at 10AM. Advance registration required by calling 912.395.4070.

Applications for the 2017-18 school year are being accepted now. Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017 at midnight. 

The lottery will be Tues. April 11, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Learn more about the school application process here.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School
301 Buckhalter Road
Savannah, GA 31405

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After-School Dance, Hip-Hop Classes + Dance Summer Camp @ The STUDIO, Savannah

March 17th, 2017

Studio Ballet Savannah Hip-Hop Dance Classes

We’re excited to tell you about The STUDIO, which offers the most professional and innovative dance training in Savannah.

Conveniently located near East Victory Drive and Skidaway Road in Savannah, The STUDIO provides individual attention, classical and contemporary training, intricate choreography, unique performance experiences, and inspiration.

In order to dance at the highest level, The STUDIO offers each dancer intense classical training with constructive criticism.

Programs offered include: Classical Ballet Technique, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Aerial Arts, Aerial Yoga, Adult Classes. Plus, Camps and Birthday Parties.

Registration now open for the following:

New Kids Hip-Hop Class
Boys and Girls ages 7-11
Mondays 4-5PM
Register @ www.thestudiosav.net
The STUDIO
2805B Roger Lacey Ave.
Savannah, GA, 31404
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Princess Dance Camp The Studio Savannah Summer Camps 2017 2017 Summer Dance Camp @ The STUDIO, Savannah
See the variety of summer camp programs offered @ www.thestudiosav.net/dance-camp.html

Dance Camp for ages 3-10 offers ballet, acros, jazz, contemporary, acting, choreography, games, arts & crafts
July 18-July 21 Mon.-Fri.
Daily themes include: Princess Party, Summer Splash, Disney Movies, On Broadway, Color War
FULL DAY (9AM-3PM)
Daily Rate $55
Weekly Rate $250
HALF DAY (9-12 or 12-3)
Daily Rate $30
Weekly Rate $130
AFTERCARE: $10/hour

Registration info here. 
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Easter 2017: Easter Brunch & Easter Dinner Cruises with the Easter Bunny & an Easter Egg Hunt, Savannah

March 16th, 2017

Easter Cruise with Easter Bunny Savannah 2017 Celebrate Easter 2017 on the Savannah River! Join the Savannah Riverboat Cruises family, including the Easter Bunny, for their annual Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise or Easter Dinner Cruise on the Savannah River.

After brunch, children will have an Easter Egg hunt on the boat.

Details here.

EASTER BRUNCH CRUISE
Join the Savannah Riverboat Cruises family, including the Easter Bunny, for their annual Easter Sunday Brunch! All your favorite breakfast and lunch entrees will be served on the 1.5 hour brunch cruise. After brunch, children can enjoy exploring the boat during our Easter Egg Hunt, led by the Bunny himself!

So, grab your family and friends and come take in the sights and sounds of historic Savannah this Easter Sunday.
Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Boarding at 12 pm | Sailing 1–2:30 pm
Adult $52.95 | Child $33.45 | Children 4 & under are free

 

EASTER DINNER CRUISE
Celebrate Easter on the Savannah River! Join our family, for our annual Easter Dinner
Entertainment Cruise! Enjoy our delicious dinner buffet on this 2 hour dinner cruise. Bring
your family and friends and come take in the sights and sounds of historic Savannah.
Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Boarding at 6 pm | Sailing 7–9 pm
Adult $59.95 | Child $35.95 | Children 4 & under are free

Reservations & Tickets
Visit Nine East River Street •  www.savannahriverboat.com • Call 912.232.6404
Departing from River Street behind City Hall
Groups of 25 or more, please contact group sales department for discounted pricing information

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Spring 2017 Farmers’ Markets in Wilmington Is., Richmond Hill, Savannah, Bluffton, Hilton Head Is.

March 16th, 2017

Wilmington Island Farmers Market Savannah Spring 2017 means the return of seasonal farmers markets like the popular, family-friendly Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, which offers fun for adults and kids on Saturday mornings at Islands High School.

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9AM-1PM
Islands High School
170 Whitemarsh Island Road
Savannah, GA 31410

Storytime & Kids’ Crafts with Belle & Ariel, Sat. March 18
10AM & 10:30AM
A highlight of the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (which runs 9am – 1PM) this Sat. March 18 will be a 10AM Story time with Belle and Ariel, followed by a 10:30AM Kids Crafts with Belle and Ariel. Activities will include Bazillion bubbles, bubble wands, create your own craft, coloring books, bean bag toss, frisbee and soccer ball fun. Also featuring throughout the morning: farm-fresh food & artisan works for purchase, kids’ yoga, live music.
Rain or shine.
Free & open to the public.

Animal Adoption Day, Sat. March 25
9AM-1PM
The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market hosts Animal Adoption Day on March 25. Coastal Pet Rescue will be on hand to match homeless animals with forever families. Monetary donations for veterinary expenses as well as pet care items, such as dog food, cat food & puppy pads will be accepted. Farm-fresh food & artisan works will be available for purchase. Also featuring: live music, crafts & children’s story time.
Rain or shine.
Free & open to the public.
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More Farmers’ Markets in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, 2-6PM
520 Cedar St.
Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324
Opening Day, Tues. March 28
2-6PM
Fresh produce, baked goods & local crafts.

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Forsyth Farmers Market
9 AM-1 PM Saturdays year round
Located at the South End of Forsyth Park, Savannah

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Bethesda Academy Farm & Gardens Farm Stand
3-5PM Wednesdays
An organic farm stand managed by Bethesda students and staff.
Open the public.
Bethesda Academy
9520 Ferguson Ave., Savannah 31406
912.351.2061 On Facebook here.

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Farmers Market of Bluffton
1-6PM Thursdays
Located at Carson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton, 40 Calhoun St. intersection of Calhoun Street & Lawrence Street, Bluffton, 29910-7014

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Farmers Market @ Sea Pines Center, Hilton Head Is.
10AM-2PM Tuesdays March 21-Dec. 19 2017
The Shops @ Sea Pines Center
71 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 322-1900.
Details here.

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Sailing Camps for ages 5 & older

March 15th, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps Sailing Lake Mayer

Let your kids experience a different type of camp during Summer 2017 in Savannah.

The Savannah Sailing Center offers these two fun and challenging 2017 summer sailing camps @ Lake Mayer in Savannah.

Summer “Guppy” Camp for ages 5-7
This is a program for children 5-7 years of age. This program will introduce the sport of sailing to water loving children. Our curriculum will focus on safety around the water and will introduce the sport of sailing with age appropriate activities. Children must know how to swim and will wear lifejackets at all times while on the water.
Morning Session 8:30-11:30AM @ Lake Mayer
Details & download a registration form here.

Summer “Catch the Wind” Full-Day Camp for ages 8 & older
“Catch the Wind” summer camp program is designed for kids ages 8 and older of all abilities and skill levels. The classes are structured to allow for maximum sailing time and personal attention. Beginners participate in a small 8ft Optimist or 15ft Sunfish sailboat, depending on their size. Those with more experience can sail in a 2-person 420 sailboat, also used for high school and college sailing. The summer camp instructors follow the US Sailing curriculum and skills learned are documented with the US Sailing certification record book.
“Catch the Wind” is offered as a full day camp 8:30AM-4:30PM.
Details & download a registration form here.

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Early Bird Discounts

Receive a $25 (Catch the Wind) or $10 (Guppy) discount per camper by registering before May 19 2017 or if you sail for two more weeks or if you have two or more campers per family.

To register, download a registration form here , call 912.352.9996 or email savsailing@yahoo.com.

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

March 15th, 2017

Gymnastics Tumbling Summer Camps Summit Savannah

Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will offer weekly Summer Fun 2017 Day Camps for ages 3-10.

Camps are Monday-Friday, 9AM-1PM.

Discounts

Cost of 5-day camp: $180. Sign up for more than one week & receive a 15% discount on each additional week. Siblings will receive a 15% discount on camp fees.

Register  

To register online, click here. 

Or call at 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com.

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Southern Women’s Show Savannah 2017, March 24-26

March 15th, 2017

Southern Women's Show Savannah 2017

Grab your mom, sister, best friend and spend the day – or weekend – doing everything you love!

Three days of shopping, fashion shows, celebrity appearances, food sampling, pampering and more @ the Southern Women’s Show in Savannah March 24-26, 2017 @ Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

This year we’re celebrating the show’s 14th anniversary – packed with posh jewelry, make-up tips & tricks, yummy treats and a chance to win designer handbags in pick-your-purse bingo. Along with the fun shopping, enjoy runway fashion shows, cooking classes and informed speakers.

Must-sees of SWS in Savannah:

Shop & Sip : With drink specials, complimentary wine tastings and all the shopping you could ever dream of under one roof! Adding to the fun: $25 giveaways in show bucks every 30 minutes of the show!
Let Dan Vaden Chevrolet-Cadillac treat you like a queen. Visit their exhibit to register for the Milan Day Spa “Queen for the Day” Giveaway on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy 5.5 hours of luxury treatments, champagne or wine, and lunch of your choice.
Win a designer purse in bingo: A designer purse from Tanger Outlets is the prize! Join WTOC daily on the Spotlight Stage for Pick Your Purse Bingo. Bring your friends and your lucky charms and you could walk away with a beautiful new purse.
Free health checks: Memorial Health professionals will be on hand for free skin cancer screenings every day, along with health, fitness, and nutrition information.
Scavenger Hunt: Win prizes in the daily Finders Keepers Scavenger Hunt. Look for the gift bags hidden each morning and win the prize inside. Think jewelry, gift certificates, purses and more *Limit one gift per person.

Enjoy every day of the show by purchasing your three day pass today for only $15.

Purchase a show pass here.

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