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Weekend family events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

April 17th, 2015

Find something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Savannah & the Lowcountry in our Events Calendar by clicking here .

SEE ALL THE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS BY VISITING OUR EVENTS CALENDAR HERE. 

Looking to get out of town for the day? Click here for our picks for 25 best daytrips from Savannah or visit our Best Daytrips from Savannah board on Pinterest here. 

 

Independent Learning Network 2015 Summer Enrichment Programs, Savannah

April 19th, 2015

Independent Learning Network  ILN Homeschooling resource

Independent Learning Network 2015 SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS*

JUNE 2-25

COMMUNITY GARDEN DESIGN–$375.00, ages 12-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., TWR
Professional landscape designers will guide participants to devise programming, site analysis, schematics, and construction drawings for an actual landscape design project. Participants will be introduced to the role of aesthetics in design while navigating municipal requirements.

BRIDGE DESIGN–$375.00, ages 12-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., TWR
Engineering professionals will guide the process of designing a functional pedestrian bridge. Participants will encounter municipal requirements for pedestrian walkways, proper structural systems, appropriate building materials, use 3D modeling software, and build prototypes.

STEAM 1--$360.00, ages 11-13, 1p.m.-4p.m., TWR
The focus of the program is to expose participants to engineering and technology principles, encourage further interest in the fields, and demonstrate numerous ways that technology can be used to express creativity. Through a combination of web-based learning applications and hands-on projects,participants
will be introduced to scientific fields of study and their career paths.

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JUNE 2-JULY 9

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR–$450.00, ages 12-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., TWR
The focus of this professional collaborative is to provide youth with an opportunity to explore real world business experiences toward entrepreneurial awareness and understanding. Participants will take a
product or service idea from acquisition/creation to marketing/sales. The program will encompass relevant business aspects such as concept development, marketing, licensing, and financial planning. This program will be held on-site at Savannah Mall.

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JUNE 30-JULY 23

COMMUNITY GARDEN INSTALLATION–$375.00, ages 12-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., TWR
Landscape professionals will guide the building/installation of an original garden concept. Participants will research garden requirements, planting practices, appropriate building materials, and proper building techniques. Relevant safety procedures and proper use/maintenance of equipment will be
emphasized.

BRIDGE BUILDING–$375.00, ages 12-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., TWR
Experienced building professionals will guide the construction a functional foot bridge from an original concept developed specifically for the project. Participants will navigate permit and regulatory processes relevant to this stage of the project, and promote the project to responsible parties.Pertinent safety procedures and proper use/maintenance of equipment will be emphasized.

STEAM 2–$360.00, ages 11-13, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., TWR
This program will focus on more advanced Tech topics including web design for mobile, Ruby on Rails
frameworks, and advanced engineering topics including Hydraulic Systems and Robotics. Students will use a combination of web-based and hands-on activities to create projects that will introduce and reinforce scientific concepts.

*Unless otherwise stated, all programs will be held at the ILN Resource Center

For more details about each program and to register, please visit www.iln-ga.org or contact info@iln-ga.org or 912.355.7557

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the academic excellence of home-based and other non-conventional learners.

The ILN resource center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite #101. Hours are by appointment.

Independent Learning Network, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, 912-355-7557, www.iln-ga.org On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Frog Habitats now available at Barnett’s Educational Supplies, Savannah

April 19th, 2015

Frog Habitat Barnett Educational Supplies Savannah

Love this for a special children’s birthday gift: Frog habitats now available at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

Stop by the store on West DeRenne Avenue.

Like Barnett on Facebook here to stay informed about their sales & new products.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

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

Ninja Turtles Raphael & Leonardo will be at Jumping Jacks, Savannah, Sun. April 19

April 18th, 2015

Jumping Jacks Savannah indoor play center Ninja Turtles Raphael and Leonardo will Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter in Savannah this Sunday April 19, 2-6PM.

Bring the kids and your cameras. The kids will receive a slice of pizza, a drink and a goodie bag.

Cost: $10 per child.

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Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned 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.

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

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

FREE Mother’s Day admission to Jacksonville Zoo

April 17th, 2015

Free Mother's Day Admission 2015 Jacksonville Zoo

Celebrate MOM with free admission to Jacksonville Zoo on Mother’s Day, May 10 2015.

Mom gets in free with the purchase of any adult or child’s ticket with the coupon.

Click here for the Mother’s Day Coupon!

Jacksonville Zoo & Garden, 370 Zoo Parkway Jacksonville, Fla 32218, (904) 757-4463 www.jacksonvillezoo.org

Eat at Uncle Maddio’s pizza April 24 to support programs for adults with developmental disabilities, Savannah

April 17th, 2015

Uncle Maddio's Savannah

Eat at Uncle Maddio’s pizza joint in Savannah on Fri. April 24 to support Coastal Center for Developmental Services.

Mention CCDS & 10% of your order will support programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

Bonus Family Fun 

5:30-8:30PM April 24. Enjoy live music & sign up for the 4th Annual CCDS Golf Tournament at The Landings.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, 7805 Abercorn Street #2, Savannah, 31406, (912) 777-4479 emailabercorn@unclemaddios.com, On Facebook here.  Uncle Maddio’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Kids’ events @ Islands Library & other Live Oak Public Library branches, Savannah

April 16th, 2015

free Whitemarsh Island Wilmington Is. Library kids events Free kids’ events @ Islands Library
50 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
Savannah, GA 21410
912-897-6233

Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 am @ Islands LibraryMusic & Movement: A fun and exciting program full of songs, stories, instruments, dancing and exercise! For ages 0-4.

Every Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm @ Islands LibraryDog Days: Practice your reading skills with the most patient and loving listeners: therapy dogs. For readers of all ages.

Every Thursday morning at 10:30 am @ Islands LibraryStorytime: For ages 0-5.

Monday, April 20 at 3:30 pm  @ Islands Library: STEAM: Have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. This month’s program is Color Chemistry. Ages 5 and older.

Friday, April 24 at 3:30 pm @ Islands LibraryPoetry Picnic: Get a taste of different types of poetry, then try your hand at creating some of your own. Sorry, there won’t be any food at this picnic, but the poetry will be yummy. Ages 5 and older.

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Kids events @ other Live Oak Public Library branches

Homeschool Math Club
Homeschoolers ages 7 to 12 and their families are invited to this specially designed math program.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Tuesday, April 21, 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28, 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 1 p.m.

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Tee Off With TWIGS!
Saturday, May 30 at Bull Street Library
The Bull Street Library will be transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course with a SUPERHEROES theme
Tee off in your favorite superhero costume, any time between:
10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Tickets available online NOW
Players must be age 4 and older. All foursomes must include at least one adult.
Cost is $10 per player. You may purchase your tickets online (see link) or simply register online and pay at the door.
Proceeds benefit Live Oak Public Libraries.

FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF SPRING 2015 EVENTS @ LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARY, CLICK HERE. 

FREE Kids’ Spring 2015 Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

April 16th, 2015

free kids activities in Hilton Head Savannah
FREE Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry:
Check out our FREE events page here.

April-May 2015 FREE Kids events
* FREE Fit Kids Fest hosted by Junior League of Savannah @ Daffin Park, April 18. Details here. 
* FREE Savannah Earth Day Festival 2015, April 18. Details here .
* FREE admission to Fort Pulaski National Monument, April 18-19. Details here.
* FREE St Andrew’s Annual Spring Concert, Forsyth Park, 6PM April 22. Free & open to the public. Details here.
* FREE Poetry Picnic @ Islands Library, 3:30PM April 24. Get a taste of different types of poetry, then try your hand at creating some of your own. Sorry, there won’t be any food at this picnic, but the poetry will be yummy. Ages 5 & older. Details here. 
* FREE Movie Under the Stars “The BoxTrolls” @ SCAD Museum of Art Courtyard, 7 PM April 24. Looks like this is only open to SCAD students, their families, alumni. Details here.
* FREE Child in Nature Symposium, Oatland Is. Wildlife Center. For Parents & Teachers. Special kids program, too. April 25. Details here. 
* FREE SCAD 2015 Sidewalk Arts Festival, April 25. Details here.
* FREE Kids’ Fishing Derby, Lunch, JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill 7:30AM-Noon April 25. Details here.
* FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival, May 1 @ Tybee Is. Details here. 
* FREE Making Mini-Comics for ages 11-18 @ some Live Oak Public Library branches, May 1-3. Details here.
* FREE STEMFest open to all Girl Scouts & girls interested in Girls Scouts, Savannah, May 2. Details here.
* FREE Rose Festival, Arts & Crafts @ Savannah Botanical Gardens on Eisenhower. May 2. Details here
* FREE Make A Picket Fence Frame Holder for Mother’s Day Home Depot Kids Workshop, May 2. Details here. 
* FREE Admission to EdVenture Museum, Columbia for Bank of America card-holder. May 2-3. Details here. 
* FREE Build a Mother’s Day Planter Kids Lowe Workshop, May 9. Details here. 
* FREE admission for moms @ Jacksonville Zoo & Garden, May 10 with purchase of one adult or child’s ticket & coupon. Details here.
* FREE Tybee Beach Bum Parade, May 15. Details here. 
* FREE Family Stargazing Night @ Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah, May 23. Details here.

Ongoing

* FREE STEAM: Have fun w/ Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math after-school programs for ages 5 & older @ some Live Oak Public Library branches. Details here.
* FREE Dog Dogs when beginner readers read aloud to therapy dogs for ages 5 & older @ some Live Oak Public Library branches. Details here.
* FREE LEGO® Builders Club for ages 5 & older @ some Live Oak Public Library branches. Details here.
* FREE Homeschool Math Club for ages 7-12 @ Oglethorpe Mall Library. Details here.
* FREE kids’ nature programs including Thursdays Toddler Time @ Skidaway Is. State Park. Details here.
* FREE library storytimes, weekdays Mon-Thurs. Details here.
* FREE Farmers’ Markets in Savannah, Pooler, Bluffton, Wilmington Is., Richmond Hill, Hilton Head Is. Details here. 
* FREE family-friendly activities on Hilton Head Is. Details here.  

Details on all of the above & lots more local free family events here.

Childcare Network Adventure Summer Camp, Savannah, Pooler, Islands

April 15th, 2015

Summer Camps Childcare Network Savannah Pooler Islands

A Summer of fun awaits at Childcare Network’s Adventure Summer Camp.

Childcare Network camps feature 10 awesome themes, including Amazing Race, Gone Camping, Super Heroes, Unusual Animals from Around the World, & many more.

The Childcare Network Adventure Summer Camp Program is designed to provide a fun and exciting environment for your child, while continuing to help them explore and discover the world around them.

Call today at 855-792-6976 to reserve your spot.

Details here. 

Childcare Network has 3 Savannah locations & 1 Pooler location coming soon, www.childcarenetwork.com/metro/Savannah,  On Facebook here.   Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: FIT4MOM Stroller Strides Mother’s Day Event, May 5, Savannah

April 14th, 2015

Mother's Day Stroller Fitness Class Savannah

Join Savannah FIT4MOM Stroller Strides at Daffin Park in front of Grayson Stadium for a very special event celebrating moms!

9:15AM Tues. May 5 in Daffin Park

FIT4MOM will first honor you with a FREE Stroller Strides workout followed by a party with snacks and refreshments for you and your little one(s), playground fun for the kiddos, and take home goodies and samples for everyone.

There will be some great raffle prizes too – all you have to do to enter is show up.

Bring a friend and earn an extra entry!

FIT4MOM will offer specials on memberships as well if you sign up at the party. FIT4MOM can’t wait to celebrate YOU and all that you do for your family.

For more information, check out Savannah.fit4mom.com, and their Facebook event here.

Regular weekday classes

FIT4MOM Savannah-Stroller Strides meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at the Savannah Mall; Daffin Park on Tuesday & Thursday; & Hull Park on Saturday. All classes are 9:30AM til 10:30AM. Details here. 

Bring a yoga mat or towel and water and meet the group. All fitness levels welcome. As always, first class is FREE!

FIT4MOM Savannah, savannah.fit4mom.com On Facebook here.  FIT4MOM Savannah-Stroller Strides is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Summer Program Openings @ JEA Preschool Savannah

April 14th, 2015

JEA Preschool Savannah preschoolsJEA Preschool Savannah is pleased to announce summer program openings for children 16 months old through age 4. Please contact Director Jodi Sadler to schedule an immediate tour, as spaces are limited.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enroll your child in this summer’s exciting program at Savannah’s
premier early learning center!

Learn more about JEA Preschool Savannah Summer Program by clicking here. 

912-355-8111 – preschool@savj.org – 5111 Abercorn Street;
Savannah, GA 31405

JEA Preschool Savannah admits students of any race, color, national, racial or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

About JEA Preschool Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah opened its doors in August 2013. The school, which serves the needs of children ages 16 months through 4 years, focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The core curriculum is led by qualified and experienced teachers. Extended hours are available daily. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email preschool@savj.org or click here .

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. On Twitter here. JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Mother’s Day Brunch 2015 with Tummy Time Foods, Savannah

April 14th, 2015

Mother's Day Brunch Savannah Tummy Time Foods 2015Mother’s Day Brunch 2015 with Tummy Time Foods, Savannah

Saturday, May 9, 10AM-1PM
Ampersand (36 MLK Blvd., Savannah)

On this special day, your child will be preparing and serving YOU a lovely, delicious brunch prepared by their own hands.

The children will spend the morning preparing a delicious brunch for their Guests of Honor (mothers, grandmothers, aunts, etc.). Afterwards, Guests of Honor and other family members will be invited to a Reception to enjoy their child’s culinary creations.

Schedule:
10am-12pm: The kids will prepare the brunch meal.
12-1pm: Moms and family members are invited to a Mother’s Day Reception to enjoy your child’s culinary creations.

The cost is $35 per child and includes one Guest of Honor. Add an additional Guest of Honor for $20. This event is for kids ages 5 and older.

Register here.

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Bake Sale for no kid hungry Savannah Tummy Time Foods Bake Sale to End Child Hunger

Tummy Time Foods will sponsor a Virtual Bake Sale to benefit No Kid Hungry on April 17-19, 2015.

Register by clicking here and you’ll have a chance to bid on a 1/2 Dozen Cupcakes of your choice from Mabel Francis Potter’s Cupcake Emporium, 1 Dozen Key Lime Cupcakes from Sweet Nothings Desserts in Pooler;  ONE FREE ADMISSION to one Les Kitchen Artistes Wine & Painting Classes at Kitchens on the Square and more.

Visit the Tummy Time Foods Facebook page here on those days to bid on donations from local bakeries. The highest bids win some delicious goodies.

All proceeds will be donated to No Kid Hungry, a national organization committed to the charge of ending childhood hunger.

For more information, click here.

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Tummy Time Foods also offers weekly after-school kids cooking classes on Whitemarsh Island; weekly kids’ food crafts parents & me playdates in Pooler; kids cooking birthday parties; and a Family Freezer Meal workshop to make 5 meals together on April 25.

Details on those events & more here. 

Tummy Time Foods, www.tummytimefoods.com, (912) 996-7120 email info@tummytimefoods.com. On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

2015 Summer Swim Leagues in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Richmond Hill, Pooler

April 14th, 2015

Summer Children's Swim Teams Leagues Savannah Wilmington Island Richmond Hill

Sign up your little swimmer for a summer swim league.

Savannah Coastal Swim League (SCSL) offers competitive youth swimming in Savannah/Chatham County, Richmond Hill, Wilmington Island and Pooler during early summer.

The league consists of 10 teams, encompassing more than 800 swimmers, including: Grand Lake Sharks, Isle of Hope Sharks, JEA Tornadoes, Landings Lightning Bolts, Mayfair Marlins, Richmond Hill Wildcats, Savannah Golf Club Stingrays, Savannah Quarters Sailfish, Savannah Yacht Club Commodores and Wilmington Park Barracudas.

Some of the teams (such as JEA Tornados & Savannah Quarters Sailfish) do not require club membership to participate.

Swimmers of all levels are welcome.

The league includes regular practices as well as meets during which various teams compete against each other in June and early July. Click here for the 2015 Meet Schedule.

For more information including a League Contact Directory, click here.  

FROZEN Summer Celebration Returns to Hollywood Studios

April 13th, 2015

FROZEN Summer Celebration Returns to Hollywood StudioFor anyone that loves the hit movie FROZEN (isn’t that everyone) there’s exciting news coming from Walt Disney World.

From June 17th through September 1st you can join Anna, Elsa, & all of your favorite FROZEN characters as they celebrate a FROZEN Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Highlights from this must-do event includes:

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration: Relax inside the Premiere Theater, where Anna, Elsa & the royal historians of Arendelle share a heart-warming retelling of their kingdom’s history, while singing along to your favorite Frozen tunes.

Frozen Fireworks Spectacular: Finish the evening with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of Frozen.

Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome: Watch as Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and a flurry of skaters, skiiers, ice cutters and more make their way down Hollywood Boulevard in a special parade.

Hot Frozen Nights DJ Dance Party: Rock out to a medley of the hottest Frozen hits! Every evening starting at 5:30 PM, a dance party with a DJ and live band breaks out at the Event Stage.

Frozen Merchandise and Food: There will also be special Frozen inspired snacks and beverages! And of course don’t miss the “big summer blowout” with plenty of Frozen merchandise.

Make your plans now to experience the Frozen Celebration this summer and save up to 30% on your Walt Disney World resort stay!

There’s still plenty of availability so get your custom no-obligation vacation quote today.

And remember, Tara’s travel planning services are always 100% FREE!!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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FREE STEMFest open to all Girl Scouts & girls interested in Girls Scouts, Savannah

April 13th, 2015

STEM Fest Girl Scouts Savannah 2015

All Girl Scouts & girls interested in Girl Scouts are invited to a FREE STEMFest, May 2 2015 in Savannah.

Come for FREE STEM Fun – make fizzy paint, paper rockets, marshmallow catapults & more – Saturday May 2, 10AM to noon @ “Brownie” Park, off Skidaway and Goebel.

Open to Girl Scouts who can register for next year and girls interested in joining Girl Scouting. Always looking for caring adult volunteer leaders.

For more information, contact Susan Bass via email at sbass@gshg.org or Carolyn Perry at cperry101@comcast.net.

Big Kid Summer Art Camp @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

April 13th, 2015

Art Summer Camps Older Kids Savannah

Scribble Art Studio’s Big Kid Summer Art Camp 2015

For ages 8 & older (For details on Scribble studio summer camps for ages 4-7 in Savannah & Pooler click here).

Mon-Fri. 3-5 PM

Dates: June 8-12 Painting & Drawing 1; June 22-26 Art of Illustration: Creating Picture Books; July 6-10: Comics Camp; July 22-24: Painting & Drawing 2.

Cost: $185/week

Discounts

Early Bird Registration Discount: 25% off $139/week for those who register by May 1.

Sibling discount: 10% off

Multiple weeks discount: 15% off.

Daily rates also available.

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

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

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 email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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