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Savannah Summer Camps 2014

Weekend Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

July 24th, 2014

Happy last July weekend in Savannah & the Lowcountry. Check out all the local kid-friendly weekend events by visiting our Events Calendar by clicking here .

Looking to get out of town for the day? Click here for our picks for 25 best daytrips from Savannah.

FREE dog parade, dog costume contest, cutest dog photo contest @ Savannah’s Dog Days of Summer, Aug. 1-2

July 25th, 2014

Dog parade costume contest in Savannah Calling all canines to the Dog Days of Summer celebration on historic River Street in downtown Savannah. This FREE event will be Aug. 1 & 2 during First Friday & Saturday.

The FREE Dog Days of Summer festival starts Fri, Aug. 1 at 4 PM with entertainment & activities. Take advantage of shopping at select vendor booths; a photo session at P&B Photography‘s pet portrait booth; regional artisans along Rousakis Plaza displaying a variety of handmade works.  Weekend festivities Fri. Aug. 1 from 4-10 PM &  Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 AM-10 PM.

Watch FREE First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30 PM Fri. Aug. 1.

Cutest dog photo contest

Submit photos for the cutest dog contest at wws.y100.fm The online photo contest will run from July 25 to August 1.

FREE Dog parade & costume contest 

Saturday beginning at 10 AM. Dress your best on for the pup parade & costume contest presented by Y100 at 11am on the Arbor Stage. Sign up for your dogs to strut their stuff  10-11am at the Y100 booth. Sign up for a FREE painting session to make a customized dog bone painting with your name inside. Enjoy misting stations provided by Home Depot. Dogs can go for a swim in one of the pup pools.

For more information on the Dog Days of Summer and an entertainment schedule, click here.

FOR MORE FREE KIDS EVENTS IN SAVANNAH & HILTON HEAD, CLICK HERE. 

Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon, Sept. 6

July 24th, 2014

Savannah Kids Triathlon 2014

We’re looking forward to the TD Bank Hilton Head Kids’ Triathlon on Aug. 9

Did you know there’s also an upcoming kids triathlon in Savannah? The Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon (kids ages 7-15) is Sept.6. The swimming, biking and running event will be held around Lake Mayer and the Chatham County Aquatic Center for youth ages 7 to 15.

Save money by registering before Aug. 31. Pre-register before Aug. 31: $45. Register Sept. 1-5: $55.

More info here.  

So as the organizers says: come on and give it a ‘Tri.’

Spots available for summer pottery camp @ Savannah’s Clay Spot

July 24th, 2014

Pottery Summer Camps Savannah A few spots are available at pottery camps at Savannah’s Clay Spot so register now at www.savannahsclayspot.com

Spots are available upcoming pottery camps for the weeks of:

August 4-8th, Ages 8-15
August 11-15, Ages 11-15

And a Pre-school camp, August 18-22, Ages 3,4,5

Camps are Monday-Friday 9am-12noon

Click here to register or call 912-509-4647 for more information

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

For all information either call Lisa Bradley at 912-509-4647 or e-mail lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

“Like” Savannah’s Clay Spot on Facebook here to stay connected.

Savannah’s Clay Spot, www.savannahsclayspot.com, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-maillisa@savannahsclayspot.com

FREE Pre-K openings for 2014-15 @ Childcare Network on Wilmington Is., Savannah

July 23rd, 2014

Free pre-K program for 2014-15 in Savannah Wilmington Is. Childcare Network on Johnny Mercer Drive on Wilmington Is. in Savannah has openings for their GA Free Pre-K Program! If you or someone you know has a child that turns 4 before September 1st, you are eligible to enroll.

Call today to find out about this state funded Free Pre-K Program. 912-897-3888. More details by clicking here.

Childcare Network, 350 Johnny Mercer Drive, Savannah 31410, 912-897-3888, Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Experience Holiday Magic at Disney AND Save With Free Dining Promotion.

July 23rd, 2014

Disney holiday deals Nobody does the holidays like Disney! All four Walt Disney World Theme Parks are transformed into the “Merriest Place on Earth”. Every corner of the “world” immerses you in the holiday magic. Below are a few of the highlights:

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: On select nights in November and December, join some of your favorite Disney Character friends at Magic Kingdom Park for this memorable event featuring a special parade, festive fireworks, Cinderella Castle covered in thousands of twinkling lights, and even some snow.

Resort Decorations: No holiday visit to Walt Disney World will be complete without a tour of the elaborate resort decorations. From the Gingerbread house at Grand Floridian to the giant tree at the Wilderness Lodge, it’s definitely worth spending a few hours checking out all of the amazing decorating. Not to mention… it’s FREE!!

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights: Each year this breathtaking display along the Streets of America inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios features millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music. The lights are so extensive you may find it hard to comprehend their magnitude… this is definitely a MUST see!!

Candlelight Processional: Held nightly at Epcot this special holiday event retells the stirring story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. What better way to get in the

Christmas spirit and share the magic of the season. To ensure seating for this unforgettable spectacle, you can participate in a Candlelight Dinner Package which provides guaranteed seating.

Book now and experience the magic for yourself, and you can save with the FREE Dining Plan promotion!! Hurry, the FREE Dining Plan promotion ends August 8th. Get your complimentary, no-obligation Walt Disney World vacation quote here and be sure to mention you found us through Southern Mamas.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

Tara McCoy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

 

Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah for back-to-school supplies

July 22nd, 2014

back to school shopping Savannah

 

Instead of going to multiple stores searching for your all those required school supplies, make it one-stop shopping at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

Store Hours:
M-F 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun Closed during April, May and June

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, emailbarneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Family Fun Day, Aug. 8 @ Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Is.

July 22nd, 2014

Whether you live in Bluffton/Hilton Head Is. or are making a daytrip from the Greater Savannah area, Coastal Discovery Museum is a fun place for kids to visit – especially when there are educational kids’ programs happening.

Check out events happening at Coastal Discovery Museum by clicking here.

FREE Family Fun Day
Fri. August 8, 2014 10 am – 3 pm
Explore Honey Horn’s programs & activities on Free Family Day,  Aug. 8 when there will be no charge for admission  (donations are appreciated)
10% off store purchases (20% for members), excluding consignment items. (Proceeds from sales benefit the Coastal Discovery Museum educational programs.)

Discover Blue Crabs
Learn about Loggerhead Sea Turtles
Meet the Marsh Tacky Horses
Visit the Butterfly Enclosure
Indigo Tie Dye
Close Up Critters
Explore an ‘archaeological site’ with Camp Dig It
Look for birds with the HH Audubon Society
Visit the Sandbox Traveling Museum (11-3)

For additional information call 843-689-6767, ext 223

Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926, tel: (843) 689-6767, email info@coastaldiscovery.org, www.coastaldiscovery.org

Newborn portrait sessions with Photography by Julie Anne, Richmond Hill

July 21st, 2014

richmond hill newborn photographerSchedule your newborn session with Photography by Julie Anne by August 15 and receive 10 free newborn announcements. Newborn sessions are only $200!

There is a large variety of Newborn announcements so you can choose which fits your baby’s personality the best. Your baby does not have to be due by August 15 to get this great deal, you just have to book.

Only $50 deposit at the time of booking.

Newborn sessions are filling up fast so don’t miss this great opportunity.

Contact Julie at (912) 509-0064, Julie@photographybyjulieanne.com, or visit her website at www.photographybyjulieanne.com. Julie Anne is also on Facebook so don’t forget to like her page  here to see all the great deals she offers each month.

Photography by Julie Anne,  email julie@photographybyjulieanne.com,  (912) 655-9497,www.photographybyjulieanne.com ; On Facebook here.  Photography by Julie Anne is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Giveaway: $50 Gaia herbs gift certificate from Brighter Day Natural Foods Market

July 21st, 2014

natural food grocery stores in Savannah

This month Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah is a giving a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader a $50 Gaia herbs gift certificate. The winner can have their pick of $50 worth of Gaia herbs products at Brighter Day Natural Foods Market

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Savannah Deadline to enter is through July 31.

To enter to win, like Brighter Day Natural Foods Market on Facebook by clicking here. Then on their wall, answer this questions: What is a popular herb for helping infants and kids feel more calm? (Hint: think sleepytime tea ingredients). We’ll pick a name at random & announce the winner here & on our Facebook page.

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703 www.brighterdayfoods.com,  On Facebook here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Christmas in July at The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

July 20th, 2014

Hilton Head Is. kids' activities museums You’re invited to Christmas in July, 10 AM-2 PM Wed. July 23 2014. Snow is in Santa’s forecast while you play at The Sandbox’s fourth annual “Christmas in July”.

Activities include:
· play in the snow
· jump in The Sandbox’s Bounce Castle
· see The Sandbox in Christmas décor
· Make a Christmas Tree ornament
· decorate (and eat) sugar cookies,
· enjoy fun arts & crafts,
· meet and chat with Santa!
· play in The Sandbox’s cool museum
· fill your tummy with hot dogs, chips, brownies, & lemonade.

COST: $10 per person, under 12 months free

$8 per person seniors, Sandbox members, active military

For more information, call The Sandbox at 843-842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR EVENT CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE. 

Fairytale Festival Fundraiser with Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Cinderella & more, Savannah

July 19th, 2014

Fairtytale Festival princess party Savannah

Make plans to bring your little princess & prince to The Fairytale Festival Fundraiser at Savannah Children’s Theatre this Saturday July 26, 10 AM-noon.

Children that attend will be able to meet princesses and dig for treasure in Pirates Cove, sing with Belle and friends in the Enchanted Forest, make fairy wreaths, edible fairy dust, pirate swords in Pixie Hollow and build a snowman in the FROZEN wonderland of Snow Castle.

The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Cinderella, the Snow Queen and more will be there.

Children will be able to meet princesses from Enchant My Party, a Savannah character entertainment business that provides princess or pirate characters for children’s birthday parties. 

Tickets for The Fairytale Festival are $25 per child, $5 per adult.

Event organizers are encouraging people to buy tickets in advance because they anticipate selling out. If tickets still available, they will be sold at the door.

The Savannah Children’s Theatre is at 2160 E. Victory Drive, Savannah. 31304. For tickets, call 912.238.9015 or click here. 

The Savannah Children’s Theatre is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Sandbox @ the Stables: Labor Day celebration @ Lawton Stables, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is.

July 19th, 2014

Labor Day kids activities: Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head Is.The Sandbox Children’s Museum and Lawton Stables , both on Hilton Head Is., invite you & your family to “Sandbox at the Stables” this Labor Day 2014.

Everyone is invited to this community celebration on Labor Day Monday, September 1 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Lawton Stables, located inside Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Is. (about a 1 hr drive from Savannah).

This event will include: Music, Pony rides, hayrides and the animal farm, The Sandbox’s Imagination Hour, craft projects and mobile interactive museum exhibits A pitching radar Kids Zone’s inflatable water slides and bounce houses Cappy the Clown Face painting Family activities like bocce ball, frisbee, ring toss, horse shoes and corn hole  

There will be concessions available for purchase and refreshments including, snow cones and cotton candy.

Participants may bring their own picnic provisions and beverages.

Participants can purchase additional tickets for food, drinks and some activities.

Admission is $5 per person, children 12 months and under are free. LOTS OF FREE ACTIVITIES. (Plus $6 Sea Pines gate entrance fee per auto)

(The Sandbox at the Pope Avenue location will be closed on Labor Day)

Lawton Stables, 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928 tel: (843) 671-2586, www.lawtonstableshhi.com/

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

Whole Foods Market opening on Hilton Head Is. July 30

July 19th, 2014

Hilton Head Whole Foods MarketCan you believe it’s been about a year since the grand opening festivities at the Whole Foods Market Savannah?

Get ready for another Whole Foods grand opening this month. The Whole Foods Market on Hilton Head Is. opens Wed. July 30 at 9 AM. The store is located at 50 Shelter Cove Ln., Ste. R, at the Plaza at Shelter Cove.

Opening day guests are invited to arrive at the store at 8 a.m. for grand opening festivities, including a chance to win one of 100 gift cards valued between $5 and $500.

More information on the Whole Foods Market Hilton Head Facebook page here. 

Puttathon 5K race & putting challenge to benefit new Pooler Farmers’ Market

July 19th, 2014

Puttathon Pooler Farmers Market This upcoming Saturday July 26, take part in the first ever Puttathlon, running on Crosswinds Golf Course, a putt or chip could give you a short cut, saving you time and mileage. This event is to raise money for the new Pooler Farmers Market, which is opening Aug. 13.

You’ll run through the Crosswinds Par 3 course and be faced with multiple putting challenges. Make you putt and enjoy a shortened course. Miss your putt and you’ll be adding the distance back. Clubs and balls are provided on the course, just show up ready for a challenge.

Distance: 5K (depending on how you do on your challenges – distance not guaranteed)
Date & Time: 8-10 AM Sat July 26 2014
Location: The clubhouse at Crosswinds Golf Course utilizing the Par 3 course, 232 James B Blackburn Dr., Savannah, 31408
Charity: Pooler Farmers Marketing opening Aug. 13.
Challenge: There will be 3 challenge holes. Complete the putt or chip and you’ll skip part of the course. Miss your shot and you’ll be running the full distance.
Registration
Early Bird: $20 until June 1st
Regular Pricing: $25 until July 1st
Late Registration: $30 until 10:00pm July 24th
Packet Pickup and on Race Day: $35

MORE INFO BY CLICKING HERE.

Back to school birthday party special @ Jumping Jacks Family Fun Center, Savannah

July 19th, 2014

Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter SavannahJumping Jacks indoor playcenter in Savannah is offering our SouthernMamas.com readers discounts worth jumping about!

BACK TO SCHOOL BIRTHDAY PARTY SPECIAL: When you book the $199.00 Birthday Party Package, mention you saw it on Southern Mamas and get a FREE $5 game card for each child in your party! 
* 25% off one game of laser tag or one Jump Zone when you mention you read about Jumping Jacks on SouthernMamas.com
(Each of these may not be combined with any other special or promotion)

Whether it’s a birthday party or a day of fun, Jumping Jacks is an atmosphere where families can have a blast!

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned, Christian-based fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

Open 7 days a week.

Birthdays @ Jumping Jacks

BACK TO SCHOOL BIRTHDAY PARTY SPECIAL: When you book our  $199.00 Birthday Party Package mention you saw it on SouthernMamas.com and get a FREE $5.00 game card for each child in your party.

PARTY PACKAGE (1)

* $289.00 for up to ten kids
* Hour and half in a party suite with your own dedicated party host!
* 2 Slices of pizza for each child with unlimited drinks!
* Birthday child gets birthday balloon and sticker!
* Goody bag for each child includes $5 dollar game card and 300 tickets! (100 dollar value)
* Includes paper plates, cups, tablecloth, and utensils
* Jumping Jacks does all the clean up
* Additional kids are $15.00 each.
* Personal party host/hostess
* Bounce Zone or 3 games of laser tag
* 2nd activity at half price
* Discounted lg pizza for adults
* Discounted pitcher of soda for adults
* Additional children $15 each
* Active Military receive $20 discount

PARTY PACKAGE (2)
* $199.00 for up to 10 kids
* Hour and half in party suite with your own dedicated party host !
* Jump zone bracelets for each child
* 2 slice of pizza per child and unlimited drinks!
* Birthday child gets birthday sticker!
* Includes paper plates, cups, tablecloths and utensils.
* Jumping Jacks does all the clean up!
* Additional kids are $10.00 each.

PARTY PACKAGE (3)
BUILD YOUR OWN PARTY
* $99 for up to 10 kids
* Hour and half in party suite with your own dedicated party host!
* Includes paper plates, cups, tablecloths and utensils.
* Jumping Jacks does all the clean up!
* Additional kids are $3 each.

Jumping Jacks, 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

The Sandbox Children’s Museum offers FREE admission to S.C. rising kindergartners

July 18th, 2014

Free admission for rising kindergartners Sandbox Children's MuseumThe Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. presents the second annual Countdown to Kindergarten. This is a celebration for rising kindergartners and their families.

FREE ADMISSION FOR RISING SOUTH CAROLINA KINDERGARTENERS!

August 15, 2014, 5p-8p. Countdown to Kindergarten provides parents with an opportunity to connect with representatives from school districts, state agencies and community to learn about available educational, health and community resources. Let the countdown begin!

About The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum

The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through educational play in an atmosphere that fosters family and community. Established in 2005, and located on the south end of Hilton Head Island, The Sandbox is the only non-profit play and learning center of its kind in the Low Country featuring region-related exhibits, crafts and programming specifically designed to stimulate curiosity, evoke creativity and motivate learning in children ages eight and under. For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645.

For more information, call The Sandbox at 843-842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org

 

Register now: Math Masters summer sessions in Savannah for 4th-12th graders

July 18th, 2014

math camp in Savannah

Wish you had a way to give your student a head start in math for the new school year?

Wish your student could review material previously learned but perhaps forgotten over the summer months? Could your student use some extra practice with the more challenging math topics?

Want to build your student’s confidence going into the new year? Back by popular demand and expanded to include new courses and grade levels, Math Masters in Savannah offers 15 different courses of math review just prior to the beginning of the new 2014-2015 school year to give your student a head start. Sessions offer content review presented in a fun environment including games, activities, and competitions.

All courses will be taught by Mrs. Jackie Wetmore, Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Mathematics Department Head, with over twenty years experience teaching Lower, Middle, and Upper School mathematics. Please see below for descriptions of the courses offered.

Registration: Space is limited. Classes will be filled in the order that registration forms are received. Numerous courses filled and closed last year, so register immediately for best selection. Classes are open to SCPS and non-SCPS students alike.

Ages: rising 4th through rising 12th graders

Dates: July 28-August 1, mornings OR afternoons

Location: Savannah Christian Prep, 1599 Chatham Parkway, Savannah, GA

For more information and registration, please click here.

Math Masters is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free Summer Activities To Do With Kids On Hilton Head Is.

July 17th, 2014

free kids activities in Hilton Head Savannah Hilton Head Island gets a bad rap for being pricey. But there are free ways to entertain the kids on this overwhelmingly family-friendly island.

Hilton Head Island’s beaches are the No. 1 way to entertain kids. You can bike on this beach. You can play in the tidal pools at low-tide. Swim. Sand castles. Ride the waves.

Here are our top picks for other free ways to entertain the kids on this island:

free kids' activities Hilton Head FOR MORE KID-FRIENDLY LOCAL ACTIVITIES, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM EVENT CALENDAR HERE.

1. Bicycling on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island offers over 50 scenic miles of public bicycle pathways and nature trails. The hard-packed beaches are also popular for bicycling at low tide.

2. Free family-friendly outdoor Gregg Russell concerts at Harbour Town, Sea Pines

A classic on Hilton Head Is. for almost four decades, Gregg Russell Concerts under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town happen every night during summer (weather permitting) except Saturdays, 8-9:30 p.m. During Summer 2014, Gregg Russell will perform June 1-August 22 (every night except Saturdays) & August 28-31. This family-oriented singer/storyteller performs sing-a-longs, ballads & silly songs with audience participation. Kids in the audience try to get Gregg to pick them to sing a song to the crowd, often using creative pick-me posters etc. Concerts are free; there’s a $6 gate fee per auto.

3. Free petting farm at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines

The free animal farm includes a deer named Callie, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, turtles, cows and rabbits.  Kids can also pet a friendly retired Clydesdale, Harley, at the stables. Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. The animal farm is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here. 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, 29928

4. Hike trails in the free Sea Pines Forest Preserve

The 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve includes easy trails to various points of interest including the 4,000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The walks range from 25 minutes to one hour. Bicycles are not permitted on the nature trails, so please park your bicycles at the locations provided. Open from sunrise to sunset. The Forest Preserve is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here.

free hilton head kids activities 5. Ride the free Sea Pines Trolley

Take the free Sea Pines Trolley to all your favorite Sea Pines locations. This is a great way to entertain kids who are still thrilled by “bus rides etc”. The trolley offers an easy way to get around Sea Pines while giving you a scenic tour of a favorite family vacation resort. Schedule info here.  Trolley rides are free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.

6. Go to the beach at the newly redone Sea Pines Beach Club. 

Convenient access to the Surf Shop, restrooms, shower facilities & Surfside Market featuring to-go sandwiches, salads, snacks &  cold beverages. Details here. 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928. The beach club is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. 

7. Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town, Sea Pines

The Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town is one of the top playgrounds in our area. Fenced, somewhat shaded playground that includes a treehouse; swings; numerous slides; lots of climbing bars, jungle gym bars, monkey bars. Just outside the fenced-playground is a water fountain; picnic tables; bathrooms; and plenty of spots for lunch, drinks or coffee and of course, the famous Harbour Town lighthouse which is open to climb for a fee plus $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.  Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928

8. Explore FREE historical Stoney-Baynard Ruins, Sea Pines

The ruins of the old Baynard estate, the main house as well as attendant slave quarters, are permanently preserved within six-acre Baynard Ruins Park. The home was raided during the Civil War and Union forces made it their headquarters. Details here. The ruins are free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.

FOR MORE KID-FRIENDLY LOCAL ACTIVITIES, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM EVENT CALENDAR HERE.

FREE outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 @ Tybee Is. , Aug 16

July 17th, 2014

Movies in the Park Outdoor Tybee Summer Movies

FREE Family Movies in the Park this Summer 2014 in Memorial Park on Tybee Island.

Come out for a free family movie in the park and enjoy an evening of summer breezes @ Memorial Park, located off Butler Ave. between the Tybee library at 405 Butler Ave. and Tybee YMCA Gym at 202 Fifth St. If it rains, movies will be shown inside the gym.

Aug. 16

Despicable Me 2 will be shown on the side of the gym beginning at dark on Saturday, Aug. 16. Please bring your chair and / or blanket.

Presented by Tybee Island Main Street.

FREE & open to the public.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Giveaway: Free children’s party with GameTruck

July 16th, 2014

GameTruck Hilton Head Savannah children's birthday parties

Win a high-tech birthday party for your child.

This month, a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader will win a GameTruck birthday party from  GameTruck Hilton Head , which serves Savannah, Bluffton, Pooler, Richmond Hill & Hilton Head is. 

Imagine having GameTruck’s state-of-the art Mobile Game Theater come to your party FOR FREE.

GameTruck’s Original Mobile Video Game Theater™ features five flat screen TVs (yes, five!), dozens of video games, the latest consoles, climate control, two vendor doors. 

Think video-game paradise on wheels. Kids enjoying two hours of  Wii U, Mario Kart, Mine Craft & more.

To enter to win, ‘like’ GameTruck Hilton Head  on Facebook by clicking here.  Then on their Facebook wall, share the name of your or your child’s favorite video game, tablet/smartphone game or app – just tell us whatever game or app you or your kids love. Be sure to say SouthernMamas.com sent you.

Deadline to enter is July 30. We’ll announce the winner here & on our & GameTruck of Hilton Head’s Facebook page, so be sure to check back July 30 to see if you or someone you know (who will invite you to their GameTruck party) won.

Giveaway Rules: Prize is One GameTruck party. Winner needs to be within GameTruck of Hilton Head’s Savannah & Lowcountry service area. GameTruck party must be redeemed by Dec 31, 2014.

GameTruck isn’t just for children’s birthday parties. This kind of interactive video game entertainment is perfect for block parties, corporate events, school functions & more. Even better: GameTruck Hilton Head is locally owned & operated.

Book Now: GameTruck brings the excitement right to your door
888-602-GAME (4263)
843-619-7FUN (7386)

Gametruck Hilton Head, (843) 619-7386, email jason.stockwell@gametruckparty.com ,www.gametruckparty.com/HiltonHead On Facebook here.

Children’s movie: The Secret of NIMH matinee @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah

July 16th, 2014

SecretNihmWebSked-365x420Time to cool off at a family matinee @ a historic downtown Savannah theater.

G-rated THE SECRET OF NIMH (1982)
SATURDAY JULY 26 AT 3 PM
PRESENTED BY LUCAS THEATRE

Mrs. Brisby is a shy, widowed field mouse, who lives on the Fitzgibbons’ farm with her children. It will soon be plowing season, a time when the mice are forced to move their homes. When her son falls ill and is not well enough to leave the farm, Mrs. Brisby must go to the rose bush to recruit help from the rats. She is amazed when she discovers their secret society of electricity and technological advancements, and learns that years ago her late husband and the other rats were experimented on in a research lab known as NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), where they developed high levels of intelligence and were able to escape. With their help, she must defeat the Fitzgibbon’s deadly cat so they can safely move her family’s home and save her son’s life.

Directed by Don Bluth.
82 mins. Rated G. Animated. Color.
Tickets are $8 general admission or $5 student/senior/military. Also eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass. Tickets available online here or by calling 912-525-5050.

Georgia & South Carolina Tax-Free Weekends

July 15th, 2014

Tax-Free weekend in Georgia South Carolina Is it really back-to-school tax-free talk time? Really? Didn’t we just start this whole fun summer thing? Here we go….

Georgia’s 2014 Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 1-2:

Georgia’s Tax Free Weekend is scheduled for August 1-2, 2014. Purchases of clothing (up to $100 per item), computers and related accessories (up to $1,000 per item) and school supplies ($20 per item) exempt. Read more  here.

South Carolina 2014 Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 1-3

South Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend August 1-3 2014. All purchases of clothing, footwear, computers, linens and school supplies exempt. Read more here.

Coupons & discounts at Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, Savannah

July 15th, 2014

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Have you checked out the new & improved Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah at the south end of Forsyth Park?

Around since 1978, Brighter Day is now better than ever.

Brighter Day’s organic deli is the perfect place to pick up fresh-made organic sandwiches, organic juices and smoothies, salads, desserts – for a summer picnic in at nearby Forsyth Park’s playground.

Looking for homeopathic products for your children? Check out these coupons available on various products sold at Brighter Day.
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Boiron homeopathic products for children

Fans of Boiron Homeopathic products can download $1 off coupons here . There are 6 different coupons for children or adults. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market carries all Boiron products for children and has a wide variety of single remedies. Brighter Day employees have advanced training in homeopathy.

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Brighter Day has been carrying Hylands homeopathic products for infants & kids for 35 years. Brighter Day owners Janie & Peter raised their 3 children with Hylands, and now their grandchildren are using Hylands products. Click here for $1 off coupon for teething gel & other Hylands’ coupons.

30% off MegaFoods products during July

Coming soon to Brighter Day: a smoothie tasting event using some MegaFoods Boosters Click here to get free MegaFoods samples. recipe cards, coupons.  MegaFoods products are on sale @ Brighter Day during July at 30% off.

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703 www.brighterdayfoods.com,  On Facebook here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Pooler Summer Camp Discount: 50% off Scribble Art Studio’s Creative Kids camp

July 15th, 2014

discount on Pooler art summer camps Scribble Art Studio Need a break on summer camp costs?

You’re in luck. One of our favorites – Scribble Art Studio – is offering a summer special, half-off ($75) for “Creative Kids” camp 10 AM-1 PM JULY 21-25 at Scribble’s Pooler location. For ages 4-7.

CREATIVE KIDS: WEEK:
WEEK: JULY 21-25

Expressive art will be the focus of this week, teaching kids the importance of creativity, light & color. Kids will paint and collage their way through beautiful individual works and some collaborative ones too!

Registration details here. 

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or emailinfo@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

$5 Girls Golf Clinic @ The Club at Savannah Harbor, 7/19

July 14th, 2014

Girls Golf Lessons Savannah

We love this: A Girls Golf Clinic for girls ages 18 & younger celebrating girl power @  The Club at Savannah Harbor  next to Westin Savannah on Hutchinson Is. 9-10 AM this Sat. July 19. Only $5 per person – which includes lessons, demonstration, hands-on instruction, indoor activities and more.

Clinics are open to the public.

Interested in signing up your daughter? Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com 

FREE FAMILY GOLF CLINICS DURING JULY

Remember The Club at Savannah Harbor offers FREE 30-minute golf clinics for families during July 2014, which is family golf month.

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com or click here.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, email Golf.savannah@westin.com https://www.facebook.com/TheClubAtSavannahHarbor, www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com   The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

2015 Disney vacation packages coming soon. Get on Two Sisters Travel priority list now

July 14th, 2014

Disney 2015 packagesAre you dreaming of a Walt Disney World vacation next year? The magical day to book packages for 2015 is coming very soon.

If you’re interested in pricing for 2015 packages submit a quote request today, and SouthernMamas.com’s Disney Deal expert/travel guru Tara McCoy will add you to the Two Sisters Travel Priority List.

Booking your Disney vacation early is best. It ensures the best availability, which can be especially important if you’ve got your heart set on staying in one of the brand new Villas at Grand Floridian, these will set out fast!

And when you book with Two Sisters Travel you never have to worry about getting the best value for your travel budget. As a courtesy to their clients, Two Sisters Travel closely watches promotions and if a discount becomes available that will lower your price, they’ll adjust your package, no worries! Also, when you book early you’ll have more time to pay-off your vacation, AND more time to brag to your friends that your family is going to Disney.

If you’re not sure about the best dates to vacation, no problem. Email tara@twosisterstravelcol.com or call 843-284-3241 and they can review crowd calendars and talk about when is the best time for your family to visit. Remember, Two Sisters Travel concierge travel planning services are 100% FREE when you book a package with Two Sisters Travel.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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Tara McCoy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Summer Soaker 5K & Free Kids’ 1/2 mile run

July 14th, 2014

Summer Soaker 5K 2014

ERS Savannah is proud to present the 2014 Summer Soaker 5k this Sat. July 19 2014 on Hutchinson Is.

Organizers tested this event out last year and it was way to much fun. The only requirement is you bring a Water Gun.

Race organizers will provide the water and some spray down facilities. Timed, with awards and it might be the best Kids Run of the year. this race supports the Living Vine.

Kids 9 and younger are free no registration required.

Schedule:
July 17th 10 PM Close of online registration. Register here. 
July 18th Packet Pickup 10 to 6 (Location The Living Vine)
July 19th:
7:45 Kids’ 1/2 Mile – closed course, 1 lap, full visibility the whole race. Kids’ run is free
8 AM 5K- Course follows the Hutchinson Is. race course and will run through the park inside Grand Prize Parkway on Hutchinson Island near the Westin Savannah.
YOU WILL GET WET IN THIS RACE – Participants are encouraged  not to use any electronic devices.

Do not forget your water gun!

Features include:

Family friendly
Kids are encouraged
Stoller Friendly
It is a park, so make a picnic out of it.
Post race watermelon

Pricing:
· Early Bird $15 until May 1st
· Regular Pricing $20 until June1st
· Late Registration July 1st $25
· Packet Pickup and Race Day $30
· Kids 9 and younger are free no registration required.

MORE INFO HERE. 

Endurance Race Services, LLC is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser, www.savannahraces.com/

May River Shrimp Festival, Bluffton, 7/19

July 14th, 2014

Bluffton S.C. family eventsBring the family to the May River Shrimp Festival Sunset Party hosted by Bear Foot Sports at Bluffton’s Oyster Factory Park, 4-9 p.m. this Fri. July 19 in Bluffton, S.C.

Live music from Craig Coyne and The Horan Brothers Band, fresh seafood from local restaurants, craft beer garden, GameTruck of Hilton Head Is., Kidz Play Zone, face painting, shrimp cleaning contest and more.

Fresh local seafood from local restaurants including MAY RIVER GRILL, JOE LOVES LOBSTER ROLLS, MELLY MELS, OYSTER FACTORY SEAFOOD HOUSE, ISLAND NOODLES, NY CITY PIZZA, SIGLER’S.

A state-of-the art Mobile Game Theater  from GameTruck of Hilton Head Is. will be there. GameTruck’s Original Mobile Video Game Theater™ features five flat screen TVs (yes, five!), dozens of video games, the latest consoles, climate control, two vendor doors. This video-game paradise on wheels is staffed by experienced GameCoaches.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Palmetto Animal League. Wharf Street.

For more info, call (843) 757-8520 or click here

FREE Chad Crews Magic Shows; FREE Cartooning & Drawing with Michael P. White

July 13th, 2014

FREE Chad Crews Magic Shows

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Magical educator Chad Crews presents magically scientific experiments, music, stories, and a critter or two. Children will learn that good readers can do all kinds of things, go on all kinds of adventures, and meet lots of new people.  Ages 3 and older.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Monday, July 21, 10:30 a.m.
Midway-Riceboro Library, 884-5742
Monday, July 21, 3 p.m.
Port City Library, 964-8013
Tuesday, July 22, 10:30 a.m.
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Tuesday, July 22, 2 p.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Tuesday, July 22, 4:30 p.m.
West Broad Library, 232-6395
Thursday, July 24, 10:30 a.m.
Carnegie Library, 231-9921
Thursday, July 24, 2 p.m.
Forest City Library, 238-0614
Thursday, July 24, 4 p.m.
Bull Street Library, 652- 3600
Monday, July 28, 10:30 a.m.
W.W. Law Library, 236-8040
Monday, July 28, 3:00 p.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Monday, July 28, 6 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Tuesday, July 29, 11 a.m.
Tybee Library, 786-7733
Tuesday, July 29, 1:30 p.m.
Islands Library, 897-6233
Tuesday, July 29, 4 p.m.
Springfield Library, 754-3003 
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m.
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, July 30, 2:30 p.m.

FREE Cartooning & Drawing with Michael P. White

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Michael P. White is an artist and children’s book illustrator of several books including “The Library Dragon”. This high-energy, interactive program will teach unforgettable creative skills to children. Ages 7 and older.
Bull Street Library, 652- 3600
Monday, July 21, 10:30 a.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Monday, July 21, 3 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Tuesday, July 22, 11 a.m.
Tybee Library, 786-7733
Tuesday, July 22, 1:30 p.m.
Carnegie Library, 231-9921
Tuesday, July 22, 4 p.m.
West Broad Library, 232-6395
Wednesday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Wednesday, July 23, 2:00 p.m.
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, July 23, 4:30 p.m.
Islands Library, 897-6233
Thursday, July 24, 11 a.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Thursday, July 24, 4:30 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Friday, July 25, 11 a.m.
Midway-Riceboro Library, 884-5742
Friday, July 25, 2 p.m.
FOR MORE LOCAL FREE KIDS’ LIBRARY EVENTS THIS SUMMER, CLICK HERE.