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Giveaway: Four tickets to Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, Savannah

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Disney Live! Savannah October 2016

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic is coming to Savannah on Oct. 7.

And is giving away a family four pack of tickets to a lucky reader!

Disney Live!
7PM Fri. Oct. 7
Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center
Get tickets here. (Ages 1 & older must have a ticket)

Open the door to unforgettable moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic.

Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Tinker Bell as surprises captivate at every turn of the knob with 25 of your favorite Disney stars from Cinderella, Toy Story, Tangled, Snow White and Aladdin.

To enter to win this giveaway, visit the Facebook page here & tell us your favorite Disney character. Deadline to enter is 10PM this Fri. Sept. 30. 

New children’s birthday party options @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Children's Birthday Party Places Ideas Savannah Scribble Art Studio

Scribble Art Studio  offers the more creative children’s birthday party options in Savannah.

Now the favorite kids’ art studio on 37th Street has even more children’s party options and the artists @ Scribble have a knack for making parties worry-free, right down to the adorable and unique invitations.

Art & Ice Cream Party

What could be sweeter than an Art & Ice Cream Party? Scribble is now offering this fun party option: kids make Mini Ice Cream Parlors and have a visit from Jenni’s Ice Cream Truck. Book yours today! Call 912-713-7376.

Paint & Sew Personalized Dolls

Perfect party for ages 6 & older. Every guest leaves with their own handmade doll.

Learn more about all of Scribble’s BD party options here. 


Open Studio Hours

Looking for something to do during the week with your little one? Drop by Scribble for some studio time! Mon-Fri, Drop In or Drop Off available during studio hours.

Drop off for ages 4 & older; Ages 4 & younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Just call 912-713-7376.


Scribble Art Studio, 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah also offers open studio hours, 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 info, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser

Hilton Head/Bluffton classes: Dance Theatre of Harlem Master Class & ArtStart for preschoolers

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Dance Theatre of Harlem Savannah Hilton Head Is. Bluffton Dance Theatre of Harlem Master Class: Calling all dancers ages 12 and older with intermediate or advanced dance experience!

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina mid-island on Hilton Head is hosting the acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem for two performances and a 90 minute master dance class.

The Master Class on Mon. Oct. 31 at 5:30PM will be taught by the company director, ballet master or a company member and emphasize focus, discipline and the classical technique practiced at Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Registration is now open for the class, which is $25. Register @


art classes for preschools Hilton Head Is. Savannah Bluffton Art classes for the preschooler & pre-K set

ArtStart: For the younger set, a series of visual arts workshops designed for kids ages 2-5 teaches color and shape recognition, how to use art tools, and a variety of other concepts allowing students to express themselves using an array of media and methods @ the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

These sessions will be on Tuesdays each week from Oct. 4-Nov. 1.

Visit for information on these and other exciting workshops including a series of clay sessions and a family workshop this fall!

Visit or call 843-686-3945, ext. 205.


Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
843-686-3945, ext. 205

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Registration now open for Frogwarts Harry-Potter inspired-event, Oct. 16

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Frogwarts Savannah Harry Potter 2016 Tickets are now available for Frogwarts annual Harry-Potter inspired event hosted by Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah.

Frogwarts is Sun. Oct. 16 2016, 11AM-3PM. Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical fall festival for a Harry Potter-themed day of fun

This year’s studies will incorporate STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) which helps encourage critical thinking, creative problem solving & experiential learning through each fun and engaging activity.

Guests are invited to arrive at Frogwarts School of Magic in costumes and will be assigned by the Sorting Hat into one of four houses: Croak, Hoppin, Ribbit or Slime.

Classes will include Wand Making, Potions, Symbology with Tails of the Lowcountry, Fortune Telling, Defense Against the Dark Arts: Glow-in-the-Dark Fun!, Care of Magical Creatures with Georgia Reptile Society, Herbology and an adventure through The Forbidden Forest in the Savannah Children’s Museum Maze. Visitors can also take a ride on the Frogwarts Express, our steam locomotive.

Tickets are limited, so pre-register for your chance to join the fun.

For tickets & registration, clink here. 

Some community partners will also be leading workshops, including Oatland Island with a quill writing activity, Oglethorpe Astronomical Association with an Astronomy lesson, Snapology with Harry Potter LEGO building, and Savannah Stage Company with a cast of some of our favorite Harry Potter characters. Leopold’s Ice Cream will be on site with their world famous sweet treats for event attendees.

This event is $12 per participant over 18 months old and pre-registration is required. Coastal Heritage Society members receive access to early registration, an express check-in line and priority boarding for the Frogwarts Express train ride.

A special thank you to Barnes & Noble at Oglethorpe Mall for
their generous donation of the complete Harry Potter book series. Raffle tickets to win this prize will be available for $1 at Frogwarts.

For info on how to become a CHS member, click here.

Fun for all ages
Sunday, Oct. 16 2016 @ Tricentennial Park, Savannah

For tickets & registration, clink here. 

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Free admission Oct. 1 & 2; 1st full wknd of each mth @ SCAD Museum of Art & other nearby museums

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The first full weekend of each month means free weekend access to some of nearby museums through Bank of America’s Museums on Us program including the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah.

Free admission is for the adult cardholder only. Regular admission applies to children and additional guests.

Free  Bank of America Museum on Us 2016 dates are Oct. 1 & 2; Nov. 5 & 6; Dec. 3 & 4.


Nearby participating museums include:


SCAD Museum of Art
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: Noon-5PM
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah 31401

Weekend Getaway to Columbia SCColumbia

EdVenture Childrens Museum
9AM-5PM daily
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(See our list of Things To Do in Columbia, SC With Kids by clicking here. )


The Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville (MOSH), Fla.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fla


Atlanta History Center
High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville


Who is eligible?

To qualify for Museums on Us, you must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card customer. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

When is it available?

With qualifying identification, customers can enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.

For a full list of participating museums, please visit the Museums on Us site.

Autumn GardenFest @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

GardenFest Coastal Botanical Gardens Savannah

Celebrate the end of the hot Southern summer by focusing on garden-related projects, themes and plants at Autumn Gardenfest @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden in Savannah.

Fall (especially November) is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and many perennials in our region. Guest speakers this year will address bird migration, beekeeping and gardening for butterflies, among others, and garden-related items are sold on the Event Field by local vendors.

Fri. Oct. 21: Noon-4PM
Sat. Oct. 22: 9AM-3PM

Cost: $5 parking fee charged per vehicle.

Food for sale on Sat. Oct. 22 by Kay Heritage Big Bon Pizza food truck.

Throughout the day on Saturday, “Mosquito Patrol” educational program will help homeowners and children understand how to naturally control mosquitoes.

GardenFest 2016 activities for children include the following. Most classes are free but the fairy garden class will have a fee to participate.

9:30AM: Dragons & Damsels in the Roots & Shoots Classroom
Students will be read a story about dragonflies and damselflies and then make a dragonfly magnet to take home. Free
10:30AM: Fairy Garden Program in the Annex (Sandy Tyler)
Students will have the chance to see the micro world of fairy gardens and make one of their own. This is a fee-based class.
11:30AM: Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder in the Roots & Shoots Classroom
What do you get when you have a pine-cone, peanut butter and bird seed? A birdfeeder! Enjoy making this all natural bird feeder to take home. This WILL BE A MESSY CLASS so expect a bit of peanut butter on the shirt, in the hair, etc. Free
12:30PM: Butterfly Watching at the Pollinator Garden/or Sunflower House from Sprouts
Join Ms. Freya at the pollinator garden to talk about butterflies and watch them close-up with our binoculars. Free
1:30PM: Roots & Shoots in the Roots & Shoots Classroom
A garden favorite with students and teachers, join us in the classroom for Roots & Shoots, a class on the life-cycle of plants. Students will plant something to take home. Free

Most classes are free but the fairy garden class will have a fee to participate.

Learn more here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419., On Facebook here Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is a advertiser 

Kindermusik Savannah Family Jam Night for $8 per family

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Kindermusik Savannah music lessons

Music for the entire family: Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for our all-new “Family Jam Night!”

Designed for ages newborn to 7, this special evening event will include singing, music, instruments, moving, dancing and enjoying the magic of Kindermusik all together.

Cost: $8 for the ENTIRE family, regardless of how many children you have.

Kindermusik Savannah‘s first-ever Family Jam Night will be Fri. Oct. 14, 7PM.

Enrollment is now open at or by calling 912-988-KEYS. Spaces are limited so join now to save a space for your family.

Kindermusik Savannah October classes

Join Kindermusik Savannah for brand new October themes: babies 0-24 months meet Mondays at 9:20am for “Rise and Shine”, toddlers ages 2-4 meet Mondays at 10:15AM for “Marvelous Me”, and a family class for ages 0-7 meets Tuesdays at 10AM for “Carnival of Music”.

First trial class is FREE!

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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ArtStart, pottery, dance & more this Fall @ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Art Workshops Homeschool Hilton Head Island Homeschool families, here’s something perfect for you: two 5-week art classes, one for 2-5 year olds and another for 13 and older!

The younger set will enjoy lessons designed to help them develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity through visual arts, learning color and shape recognition, how to use art tools and visual art concepts as they explore an array of media and methods. (Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 10-11AM, must be accompanied by an adult.)

Students 13 and older will learn clay hand building techniques such as slab, pinch and coil to complete several functional works of art such as a bread basket, butter dish and pots. (Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 12 noon – 2pm.)

Both classes will be at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina mid-island on Hilton Head.

For details, contact Alana Adams ( or call 843-686-3945, ext. 205.

Information and registration online at


Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
843-686-3945, ext. 205

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Fall Youth Art Classes & Workshops @ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Hilton Head Mommy & Me Art Classes for Children

Love these fun kids’ classes and workshops being offered this Fall at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Fall Workshops & Classes  on Hilton Head Is.

Classes and workshops for a variety of ages and abilities. These would be ideal for homeschool families, too.  

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Fall Workshops & Classes
For adults & children
Classes begin Oct. 4 2016, Hilton Head Is., SC

Tuesday mornings Oct. 4 – Nov. 1 (Five week session)

These art classes for ages 2-5 are designed to help children develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity through the visual arts. Students will learn color and shape recognition, how to use art tools, and a variety of other concepts while expressing themselves using an array of media and methods. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Register & get more info here.

Tuesday afternoons Oct. 4 – Nov. 1 (Five week session)
Handbuilt Pottery: Function & Form

“Handbuilding” is working with clay by hand using only simple tools, not the pottery wheel. In this course participants will learn basic clay handbuilding techniques such as slab, pinch and coil and will complete several functional works of art. Five 2-hour sessions.
Register & get more info here.

Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 (5:30-7PM)
Dance Theatre of Harlem Master Dance Class

Taught by the company director, ballet master or a company member, each master class emphasizes focus, discipline, and classical technique as practiced at Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Register & get more info here.

Sat. Nov. 5
Family Fun: Clay Autumn Leaf Bowls

In this workshop each participant will use real leaves and terra cotta clay to create a trio of bowls or dishes. After works dry they will be bisque fired and clear glazed before being returned.
Register & get more info here.


Registration Required 

Register for any of the above classes & workshops here.

Submit online form and use the convenient PayPal link or you can pay by check. If you have questions or need assistance with online registration please email Director of Education, Alana Adams, at

Workshops Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be made 3 days prior to the workshop. To request a cancellation please email Refunds will be mailed within 2 weeks of cancellation.


Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
843-686-3945, ext. 205

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Halloween with a dose of history: Yellow Fever reenactment @ Davenport House, Savannah

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Yellow Fever program @ Davenport House Savannah 2016

The Davenport House in Historic Savannah will host “Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout October 2016.

In 1820, the city of Savannah experienced a widespread outbreak of yellow fever.

The Davenport House will recreate the epidemic and pay special emphasis on Savannah’s first female physician, Mary Lavinder.

Guests will walk through the candlelit house and see the fat and experiences that affected half the city first hand.

Not appropriate for children younger than 8.

These reenactments will take place Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Reservations are recommended due to limited space. For more information visit,

Davenport House, 324 E State St, Savannah, 31401, (912) 236-8097,



Drama, dance, aerial skills youth classes @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Savannah Children's Theatre Drama Classes Savannah Children’s Theatre offers a variety of classes in the performing arts, including beginner to advanced theatre, dance, piano, improvisation and more. Classes are being added all the time, so be sure to check back frequently to see if something new has arrived at SCT.

Savannah Children’s Theatre’s team of highly trained theatre professionals are waiting to share their knowledge & time with you.

All registration fees are non-refundable, no refunds for class fees after the day of auditions.

Creative Adventures, PreK-1st:
For our youngest performers! Students use creative dramatics to explore new stories every class. Focusing on creative play and group participation, this is the perfect way to introduce young people to the concepts of theatre! Classes meet Wednesdays from 5-6PM for twelve weeks, ending in an open-house demonstration. $250.
Wednesday. Ages 4-6.

Creative Dramatics I, 2nd-5th Grade:
Designed just for elementary-age students to explore the fun of live theatre! Students will audition for, rehearse & perform in a musical written just for children. Classes include theatre exercises & improvisational games to develop verbal & motor skills, then students will rehearse the chosen musical. Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30-6:30PM for twelve weeks, ending in a full weekend of performances. $500.

Creative Dramatics II, 6th-8th Grades:
Middle school students will audition for, rehearse & perform in a youth version of a popular musical theatre piece. Classes begin with theatre exercises & improvisational games to further develop performing skills, and end with rehearsal of the chosen musical. Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30-6:30PM for twelve weeks, ending in a full weekend of performances. $500.

Junior Company 8th-12th Grades
Teenagers will experience a more advanced theatre setting by auditioning for, rehearsing & performing in a full-length musical or play. Subjects will include improvisation, public speaking, stage movement, audition preparation & more. Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9PM

Dance for Musical Theatre
Learn the skills needed to keep up with the ever expanding role of movement and dance in musical theatre. Classes offered are tap/jazz, ballet/contemporary and aerial silks and are for students who are 7 years and AND in second grade through high school. Aerial silks are for 5th through 12th graders.

For more details about class schedules & to download the registration form, click here.


Main Stage Audition

Auditions for Savannah Children’s Theatre’s winter Main Stage show The Secret Garden are Mon. & Tues. Sept. 12 & 13 at 7PM. They will be casting adults and children ages 7-18 (2nd-12th grades). Moms and dads, this is a great opportunity to be on stage as a family.

Wear clothes you can dance in and all you need to bring is your sense of wonder



Savannah Children’s Theatre
2160 E. Victory Drive. Savannah, 31404

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“How I Became A Pirate” musical @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

How I Became A Pirate Savannah Children's Theatre

Set sail aboard the Jolly Roger when Savannah Children’s Theatre presents How I Became A Pirate!

When Captain Braid Beard and his scurvy crew invite young Jeremy Jacob on board, he finds himself on the voyage of a lifetime.

Based on the book by Melinda Long with illustrations by David Shannon, How I Became A Pirate, this family musical is sure to leave you and your young mateys singing and dancing in the aisles.

Runs two weekends!

Showtimes: Sept. 23-Oct. 2 Fridays @ 7PM, Saturday/Sundays @ 3PM.

Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors/Military/Kids $12.

FREE POPCORN for families dressed like pirates!

Best enjoyed by racketeers and plunderers ages 2-12.

Savannah Children’s Theatre
2160 E. Victory Drive. Savannah, 31404

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You’re invited: The Habersham School 2016 illumination event, Savannah

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Habersham School illumination 2016

The Habersham School – illumination 2016

In the darkest hour of the middle ages, when famine and plague and war had brought many people, groups and budding nations to their lowest point, a Latin phrase, born out of Christian hope, emerged. Post Tenebras Lux: After darkness, Light.

This phrase would be the heart’s rallying cry towards the deeper truth that God is always working to bring about the restoration of His created world. Always.

The Habersham School in Savannah is built around this mission, and illumination is the school’s annual event where the Habersham community and friends gather with new and old friends to celebrate this deeper truth.

Together with exceptional food and drink as well as fantastic silent and live auctions, illumination  gives the Habersham community and its friends an opportunity to relax in the midst of an early autumn evening and be a part of promoting the work being done through the school towards the mission of restoration.

The Habersham School community invites you to illumination this year!

The Habersham School – illumination 2016
Thursday, Oct. 20 2016, 6:30PM
The Mackey House at Redgate Plantation

Learn more here. 


The Habersham School, 505 E 54th St, Savannah, 31405 (912) 509-0540. On Facebook here. Follow on twitter@habershamschool & on Instagram here.  The Habersham School is a advertiser

Children’s Book Author Rosemary Wells Reading & Book Signing in Bluffton

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Rosemary Wells BlufftonThe Storybook Shoppe bookstore located in historic Bluffton, SC is thrilled to welcome prolific children’s book author Rosemary Wells back for a visit this month.

Wells is the author of several children’s books including Max and Ruby books. She will be visiting The Storybook Shoppe to promote her new book “Hand in Hand”. This book tells the story of all the ways parents are their child’s first teacher.

The Storybook Shoppe
Mon. Sept. 12 2016, 4:30-6:30PM
1 Calhoun St
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 757-2600

The afternoon of Mon. Sept. 12 will kick-off with story time as Wells shares “Hand in Hand” @ 4:30PM sharp and only ticket holders will be able to attend.

Tickets for the reading are $25 including a signed copy of “Hand in Hand.” Companion tickets will also be available for $5 each. Because there are only 30 tickets available, The Storybook Shoppe can only offer a single companion ticket when you purchase a ticket to the reading.

Proceeds from the sale of story time tickets will be donated to two local charities: CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association) and The United Way of the Lowcountry’s pre-school program.

After the reading, Ms. Wells will hold a book signing for everyone that would like her to dedicate a book. The book signing should start around 4:45PM and is open to everyone. No ticket needed!

As a treat, Candlewick Press has released 70 copies of “Little Fiona’s Lie” for The Storybook Shoppe to sell at the signing – a unique opportunity to get this book prior to its Sept. 13 release date. The Storybook Shoppe will be the only place to pick up this enchanting tale of how a little stretching of the truth can spin out of control.

Don’t want to stand in line to buy your books? Stop in before and pre-order. All prepaid orders will be waiting for you to pick-up and get signed. To pre-order, stop by the shop or call 843-757-2600.

Fall 2016 Daily Programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Daily programs @ Savannah Children's Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum is ready for fun Fall 2016 with these daily programs

Sept. 7 2016 marks the day the museum will switch to their school year hours (Wed-Sun) and new program schedule listed above.

Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun: 11am-4pm
Mon-Tues: Closed

The museum’s new programs include Smart Start, STEAM Studio, Teddy Bear Picnic, and Young Explorers.  Daily programs are included in the purchase of your museum pass and free for members.

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Free Fiesta Day, Free Flamenco Dance Lesson @ Armstrong State University, Savannah

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Free Savannah family eventsArmstrong State University Latino Heritage Month Celebration, Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Armstrong State University will celebrate Latino Heritage Month in connection with the national celebration, which promotes Latino heritage and culture.

Armstrong’s Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) program has organized nearly 30 events for this year’s celebration, which will take place on Armstrong’s main campus at 11935 Abercorn St., the Armstrong Liberty Center at 175 W. Memorial Drive in Hinesville and various downtown Savannah locations.

All events are free and open to the public.

Highlights from the 2016 Latino Heritage Month schedule include:

Thurs. Sept 15: 11AM-2PM
Fiesta Day
Residential Plaza/Savannah campus
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and HOLA for the annual Fiesta Day! Enjoy authentic Latin American food, music and performances.

Mon. Sept. 19: 12-1PM
Passport to Latin America
Armstrong Liberty Center Student Commons/Hinesville
Step into the world of four Latin American countries with food, music, fun facts and much more. Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Liberty Center for an afternoon of cultural enrichment.

Tues. Sept. 20: 6PM
Flamenco Dance Lesson
Student Recreational Center Group Workout Studio/Savannah campus
Want to dance flamenco? Join Salsa Savannah and HOLA Club for a free flamenco lesson.

For additional information, please visit or contact Lucy Aradillas at (912) 344-3050 or lucero.aradillas@