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Savannah Children’s Museum benefit concert to raise money for new museum programs

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Savannah Children's Museum Benefit Concert 2016 Help Savannah Children’s Museum raise money for the expansion of their new programs that focus on STEAM-based learning, environmental education, health and wellness, and literacy.

Coastal Heritage Society invites the public to attend the 2016 Savannah Children’s Museum Benefit Concert, an evening of fun and musical entertainment featuring The Accomplices and Bottles & Cans.

The event will be Fri. Sept. 30 at 7 pm at Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401. Doors open at 6pm.

Bottles & Cans, a blues band with musical influences including American folk, country and rock will open the event and The Accomplices, a Savannah based acoustic folk-rock band known for their modern take on folk melodies and genre-blending sound, will headline the show.

The Frankie & Flynn food truck will be on-site with sandwich options and the The Dark Shark-Taco Attack! food truck will bring an assortment of tacos. A cash bar will be available serving refreshments, including beer and wine.


Tickets to the concert: $15 per person through pre-registration at and $20 at the door. Coastal Heritage Society members will receive express check-in and a special VIP cash bar during the event. Generous support for this event has been provided by Friends of Tania Smith-Jones, Coastal Heritage Society Board of Trustees and our corporate sponsors.

Funds raised will go toward the expansion of Savannah Children’s Museums’ programs that focus on STEAM-based learning, environmental education, health and wellness, and literacy.

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Free family fun day @ SCAD Museum of Art, Oct. 15

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Free Day SCAD Museum of Art 2016Join SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah in celebration of the museum’s fifth anniversary Sat. Oct. 15, 1–4PM with free admission for a day of drawing demonstrations, workshops & activities for the whole family.

Enjoy music & treats in the Alex Townsend Memorial Courtyard + a special appearance by SCAD mascot Art the Bee.

Sat. Oct. 15 2016
FREE admission
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd., Savannah 31401

This event is free & open to the public


Free Savannah Children’s Book Festival 2016, Nov. 12 features Fancy Nancy author Jane O’Connor

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Fancy Nancy author Jane O'Connor Savannah Children's Book Festival 2016New York Times bestselling author of the Fancy Nancy children’s series, Jane O’Connor will be among the authors at the 2016 Annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival.

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the free 13th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Sat. Nov. 12, 2016, 10AM-4PM at Forsyth Park.

The Fancy Nancy books chronicle the adventures of a young girl who loves all things glamorous, posh, and splendiferous! The series has now sold over 20 million copies and counting with the wildly popular latest title, “Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet.”

For more such Savannah-area events, visit our Fall Fun Guide 2016 here. 


Science Tutoring, Group Lessons + Youth Art Classes in Savannah

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

2525Art Classes & Science Lessons, Tutoring in Savannah

Ms. MC’s Science Farm & Miss Mary’s Art Universe
both are @ Ms. Amy’s School, 2305 Habersham St., Savannah

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”– Albert Einstein

First class is free, come and check out the studio!

Ms. MC’s Science Farm
Kids are natural scientists. Their curiosity and enthusiasm fills them with wonder and sends them hunting for answers. Science Farm allows students to build confidence, character, skills, and knowledge in a fun to be place. Offering private tutoring, group lessons, homeschool tutoring & homework/project assistance.
Group Lessons, 1 hr. (Classes are limited to 4 students)
Private Lessons, 1.5 hrs.
Studio Sessions, 1 hr. Students have access to learning materials, homework and project assistance.


Miss Mary’s Art Universe
This small art universe is a venue for imagination. Boost creativity and encourage art appreciation in the next generation of Savannah! Classes include homeschool tutoring & private art lessons.
Group Classes (Classes are limited to 4 students)
Parent & Me (Ages 3-4), 45 min. Install an outlet for how much FUN art is. Small projects and lessons that encourage a start in art.
The Fundamentals (Ages 5-8), 1 hr. Explore and learn about the artist’s toolbox. Presenting a collaborative environment with the goal to establish a foundation of basic skills for each artist.
Next Level Fundamentals (Ages 9-13), 1 hr. Reinforce essentials and add tools to the skill set. Artists are given extra room for creativity and are encouraged to keep a sketchbook to review in class.
Individual Classes
Private Lessons (Ages 4-18), 1 hr. Classes are gauged upon skill level and tailored to fit each student.
College Portfolio Prep, 1 hr. Work towards a cohesive portfolio with a clear focus on unique artistic strengths. Determine the tactics and learn how to present your best self.

For more information:
Ms. MC’s Science Farm. Call Brittany Marks Carnahan (315) 335-4068 or email

Miss Mary’s Art Universe. Visit or contact

All classes located @ Ms. Amy’s School
2305 Habersham St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Tibetan Buddhist monks return to the Jepson Center Sept 13-18 to create sand mandala painting

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Tibetan Buddhist Monks in Savannah The Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery return to the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah Sept. 13-18 to create an exquisite sand mandala painting as part of a weeklong residency.

Programs related to the monks’ residency include a variety of free activities for all ages. Their previous visits to Savannah attracted hundreds of interested onlookers & participants.

The monks undertake a spiritual art form which involves painstakingly placing millions of grains of sands on a flat platform over the course of the week. The monks have created mandala sand paintings in hundreds of museums, art centers & colleges, universities in the United States & Europe.

On Tues. Sept. 13, the mandala sand painting begins with an opening ceremony, during which the lamas consecrate the site through chanting, music & mantra recitation & draw the outline of the mandala. On the following days, they will lay down the colored sands, this year creating the Akshobya Mandala, also known as the “Unshakable Victor” for conflict resolution & peace.

Visitors may watch the monks at work during normal museum hours in the Jepson Center Atrium Wednesday through Saturday.

On Sun. Sept. 18, the mandala will be destroyed as a metaphor for the impermanence of life. The sands are placed in an urn, with half distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony. The remainder will be carried to the Savannah River then dispersed to the ocean for planetary healing.

Funding for this program is provided by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

Full Schedule

Tues. Sept. 13, 5-7PM. FREE Opening ceremony: the monks begin with a ceremony and chants, after which they draw the mandala. Admission is free.

Sept. 14-17, 10AM-5PM Mandala sand painting: visitors may watch the monks create the mandala sand painting in the museum atrium during normal daytime museum hours, other than lunchtime. Admission is free.

Thurs. Sept. 15, 6PM FREE Lecture: “Meditation: A Tool for Conscious Living” by the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling

For the first time at the Jepson Center, the monks will present a lecture on meditation as an important technique for quieting the mind and establishing an inner basis of clarity and well-being. Meditation is designed to relax and better understand the processes that make up people’s lives. The monks will discuss meditative techniques aimed at strengthening important inner qualities and eliminating inner negativities and habitual patterns. Admission is free.

Sat. Sept. 17, 1-4PM Free Family Day: Hands on activities include community sand painting sessions @ 2PM & 3PM in which children may participate in the creation of a sand painting using the tools of the monks. Admission is free.

Sun. Sept. 18, 2-3PM Closing ceremony: Chants, destruction of the mandala & procession to the river. In a moving closing event with polyphonic chants and music, the monks ritually destroy the mandala. Afterward, sand is distributed to the audience. At 3PM, the public is invited to join the monks for a procession to the Savannah River to release the mandala to the ocean to spread healing throughout the world. Admission for members is free; non-members pay $5.

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Savannah after-school art classes: Drawing & Videogame Development @ Telfair Museums

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Fall art classes video game development Savannah Telfair MuseumsFALL 2016 YOUTH CLASSES @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

For more information on Telfair’s education programs, classes, studio workshops, and registration, call 912.790.8823 or visit

All events are located in the Jepson Center at 207 West York St. on
Telfair Square, Savannah 31401 unless otherwise noted

Portfolio Builder: Drawing I
Ages: 10–14
Thursdays, Sept. 22–Oct. 20,
Members $100 / non-members $125
Instructor: Marisa Lilje
This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills. In Drawing I, students will develop a strong grasp and understanding of foundational drawing—a great class for students wishing to expand or refine their art portfolios. New students welcome!

Videogame Development
Ages: 10–16, Thursdays, Sept. 22–Oct. 20, 4:30–6PM
Members $100 / non-members $125
Instructor: Johnathan Bushnell
In this five-week class, students will build their own videogames. Students will explore, play, and develop videogames while learning the basics of computer programming using Game Maker. Suitable for beginners or intermediate-level participants with a fun-loving personality, this workshop requires no previous programming experience. All materials are provided.



Museum Sketch Crawl
Ages: teen to adult
Sat. Oct. 1, 2:30–5PM
Free with registration; email or call 912.790.8823.
Tour One Hundred Years of Harmony, and take time to find the harmony in the objects and environments of our three museum sites. We will meet at the Jepson Center at 2:30PM to enjoy a leisurely group tour of the exhibition and sketch inside the galleries. Then, we will travel to the Telfair Academy and Owens Thomas House to explore further ideas of harmony in sketching.

Intro to Woodcarving Carve
Your Own Folk Art Cane
Ages: teen to adult
Saturday, Nov. 5, 1–5PM
Members $125 / non-members $150
Instructor: Matt Toole
In conjunction with Stick Men, this one-day workshop will provide an intro to basic woodcarving techniques. In this class, you will have the opportunity to view traditional folk art canes, learn about the various tools and woods available, and gain hands-on experience carving your own folk art cane. Students will also begin to understand how to visualize the finished work and think in three-dimensions. At the end of the session everyone will go home with their own set of carving tools and a good start on your own
personalized cane.

Learn more about Matt Toole here

Tobia Makover, Featured
Artist: Mixed Media
Ages: teen to adult
Sat. Nov. 12, 1–5PM
Members $125 / non-members $150
Some materials required
In this workshop, students will learn about the artist’s work and explore Tobia’s techniques from beginning to end while gaining hands-on experience incorporating encaustic in their own photography. Tobia will demonstrate techniques and provide advice as students have a chance to experiment with a variety of prepared surfaces. Each student will create their own personalized 6 xy6 inch photographic work based on Tobia’s process.

Learn more about Tobia Makover here. 


For more information on Telfair’s education programs, classes, studio workshops, and registration, call 912.790.8823 or visit


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Free Telfair Art Fair 2016, Nov. 12-13

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Telfair Art Fair 2016 Savannah 22nd Annual Telfair Art Fair
Nov. 12-13, Telfair Square in front of the Jepson Center for the Arts
Savannah’s largest, liveliest, and most cel­ebrated open-air festival of visual art, Telfair Art Fair attracts thousands of high-end art collectors, tourists, local residents, and families. Featuring 85 artists displaying and selling works in a variety of artistic disciplines—and for a wide range of budgets—this year’s Telfair Art Fair presents an array of genres, including painting, printmaking, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber, and mixed media.
Free Admission

Free Family Day
1-4pm, November 12, Jepson Center for the Arts
Take time to enjoy the annual Telfair Art Fair, explore Telfair’s modern and contemporary art collection, and apply a bit of your own creativity both inside and outside the museum!
Free Admission

207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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Free interactive outdoor installation @ Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Ships of the Sea Museum Gestalt SavannahBring the family to see a large interactive installation  in the North Garden of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah

As part of Ships of the Sea’s fiftieth anniversary, Ships of the Sea presents a large interactive installation entitled “Gestalt” by local artist and SCAD professor Chris Nitsche.

The installation – located along the north wall in the Museum’s North Garden – will be open free to the public daily from August- December 2016.

The installation takes the shape of a ship’s hull—75 feet long, 8 feet high, and will be built in sections with access gaps to enable visitors to walk through the inside of the hull.

Great chance to pay homage to the maritime history of Savannah.

A selection of the Chris Nitsche’s preliminary sketches are on display in the Museum atrium.



Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
41 Martin.Luther King Jr Blvd.
Savannah, 31401
(912) 232-1511




Savannah Greek Festival 2016, Oct. 6-8

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Savannah Greek Festival 2016 The 66th annual Greek Festival at the Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St., Savannah
Oct. 6-8 2016

The three-day Greek Festival, sponsored by St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, will feature homemade Greek foods, desserts greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band and so much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage.

Menu favorites include:

  • spanakopita (Spinach w/ feta cheese & herbs baked in layers of filo);
  • Greek meatballs (a favorite for kids of all ages);
  • gyros (sliced beef and lamb served on pita bread);
  • diples (fried filo dough dipped in honey syrup);
  • kourabiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar;
  • baklava, pecans & spices baked in layers of filo.

Hosted in the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, the Savannah Greek Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. Come to enjoy the food, shopping, music, dancing and atmosphere of the Greek culture.

Serving food all day!
Thurs. Oct. 6: 11AM – 9PM
Fri. Oct. 7: 11AM – 9PM
Sat. Oct. 8: 11AM – 9PM

The festival will have free admission until 4PM Thursday & Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4PM. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday.

Drive Thru Take-Out
To download the order form, click HERE.
Thursday & Friday – 11 AM to 2 PM Only; Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM
Phone in (236-8256) or Fax your Order form to (236-7321) Pick up at Drive Up window at Henry Lane behind the Hellenic Center.

Starting Mon. Oct. 3, advance orders may be placed online for pick-up. Please order at or call 912-236-8256.

See the complete menu  here.



Free Fall events: Savannah’s Picnic in the Park 2016, Oct. 2

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Savannah Picnic in the Park 2016

Savannah Philharmonic & the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs presents 2016 Picnic in the Park on Sun. Oct. 2

Enjoy fantastic music and fun family activities @ this annual Fall event in Forsyth Park featuring a repertoire from the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and more.

Come early to enjoy local band, choral & orchestral students at the Forsyth Park Bandshell.

WHEN: Oct. 2
WHERE: Forsyth Park Bandshell
621 Drayton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
TIME: 4-9:30PM (the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra starts @ 7PM)

COST: Free and open to the public.

CONTEST: Every year, picnickers have an opportunity to enter the legendary “Picnic Contest”. Picnickers are encouraged to design an imaginative picnic spread that is inspired by the suggested theme.

MORE: For more information about Picnic in the Park or the Philharmonic, call 912.232.6002, visit or email .

Fun new options & favorite classes offered @ Scribble Art Studio for Fall 2016, Savannah

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Scribble Art Studio after-school art classes Savannah

Don’t let your kids miss out on Scribble Art Studio  youth after-school art classes this Fall 2016 in Savannah.

Scribble’s Fall 2016 After-School Art Classes offered include:

* Comics & Cartooning. Learn to develop and create favorite and original comics with Jose Ray. Classes start Sept. 8 4-5PM.

* Portfolio Prep. Thinking about trying out for the Savannah Arts Academy or Garrison? Let Scribble help. Their artist instructors have lots of experience with the audition process. Private & group portfolio lessons. Group class starts Sept. 7 5:30-7PM

* Also offered: Watercolor, Sewing, Painting, Drawing, Calligraphy, Printmaking, Homeschool Art, Mommy & Me.

Sign up today!

Register here. 

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

Pin Point Seafood Festival 2016, Savannah

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Pinpoint Seafood Festival 2016 Savannah

Pin Point Seafood Festival 2016 is a festival that highlights the great taste of seafood from the historical Pin Point community in Savannah.

This is a festival for the whole family – there’s something for everyone!

10AM-8PM Sat. Sept. 17
992 Pin Point Ave
Savannah, GA 31406

Details here.

Shalom Y’all – Jewish Food Festival 2016, Savannah

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Jewish Food Festival Savannah Shalom Y’all – Jewish Food Festival – Savannah, GA
is Sun. October 30, 2016 in Forsyth Park.

Come explore Jewish food. Details here. 

11AM- 3PM

The festival draws approximately 10,000 people and provides attendees with a taste of ethnic Jewish cuisine as well as family entertainment ranging from music, dance, magic and puppet shows.

There is not an admission for this event, but once you have smelled the aroma of all the wonderful cuisine, you will want to purchase tickets for food. There are two ticket booths on the festival grounds.

Below is a small sampling of the extensive menu of delicious Jewish delicacies to be found at the Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival™:
• Deli Sandwiches (corned beef, pastrami, or tongue)
• Potato Latkes
• Fresh Blintzes
• Fresh Challah
• Hummus & Pita
• Kosher Hot Dogs
• Brisket
• Sizzling Sephardic Lamb
• Stuffed Cabbage
• Sodas, including Dr. Brown’s®
• Sweets from our Sisterhood


Fall 2016 Savannah art workshops for kids include improv, weaving, pottery

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Savannah art improv youth classes Fall 2016

Register now for The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs Fall Visual Arts classes and Workshops.

Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens and adults in all skill levels.  Classes begin September 12 and run through October 21. All classes and workshops are held at the Department of Cultural Affairs studios, located at 9 W. Henry St.

Four and six week classes are available, as well as weekend workshops.  Visual arts sessions include ceramics, metals, glass, printmaking and fibers.  New this session are Improv classes for youth and adults as well as Glass Beads and Jewelry, Printmaking Three Ways, Hand Embroidery, Mold Making, and Slipcasting.

Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required.  Credit cards are accepted.


Class schedule and registration forms are available online at or by calling (912) 651-6783.

To see the complete list of adult & youth classes & workshops, click here. 


Youth Classes & Workshops

Improv for Kids (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: John Brennan
Ages 8-12
Tuesdays, September 13 – October 18, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
This six-week class introduces Savannah’s Improv Company (SiC) method to create improvised scenes based on audience suggestions. Students in “Intro to Improv” will participate in group games and exercises that help everyone remember how to play. The focus will be on having fun and learning how to start an improv scene. As a bonus, you’ll get to perform for friends and family during a recital after the six-week course concludes.
$75/$70 city residents

Hand Embroidery (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 12+
Tuesdays, September 13 – October 18, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Join this class and explore the art of hand embroidery! All levels welcome to participate. This course will cover the fundamentals of hand embroidery, a variety of techniques and different stiches. Students will learn the basics of embroidery and decorate an item of their choice.
$90/$85 city residents

Hand Weaving (6 Weeks) NEW
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 12+
Wednesdays, September 14 – October 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Learn to hand weave from start to finish! Students will learn how to create their own weaving board and will work with a variety of fiber materials. The course will cover basic hand weaving techniques on a cardboard loom and students to create a small bag, a stuffed animal, or a decorative pillow.
$90/$85 city residents

Children’s Clay (6 Weeks)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 8-12
Tuesdays, September 13 – October 18, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
This introductory clay class will teach young students the fundamentals of hand building and sculpture. Students will work with coils and slabs and a variety of glazes.
$55/50 city residents

Teen Wheel (6 Weeks)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 13+
Thursdays, September 15 – October 20, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Welcome all potential teen potters! During this six-week course, we will explore the potter’s wheel as well as hand building and sculpture techniques.
$85/$80 city residents.

To see the complete list of adult & youth classes & workshops, click here. 

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a advertiser 

Free showing of Disney classics @ The Florence, Savannah

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Free Disney movies The Florence

Free showing of Disney classics on the rooftop of The Florence restaurant in Savannah @ 5PM Sundays.

Movie for Aug. 21: Beauty & the Beast
Movie for Aug. 28: Cinderella
Movie for Sept. 4: Aladdin
Movie for Sept. 11: Lady & The Tramp: Spaghetti & Meatball special
Movie for Sept. 18: The Little Mermaid
Movie for Sept. 25: Peter Pan
Movie for Oct. 2: Fox & the Hound
Movie for Oct. 9: The Jungle Book
Movie for Oct. 16: Hercules
Movie for Oct. 23: Pocahontas
Movie for Oct. 30: Casper
Movie for Nov. 6: Mulan
Movie for Nov. 13: Tangled
Movie for Nov. 20: Frozen

Pizza, beer, and some of your favorite films.

Disney Classics Rooftop Reels Series @ The Florence, 1 W Victory Dr, # B, Savannah 31405
Early Show | 5 PM |

Details here. 

The Florence, 1 W Victory Dr, # B, Savannah, Georgia 31405


Legacy Irish Dance Academy classes now offered in Richmond Hill

Friday, August 5th, 2016

After-school Irish Dance Classes Savannah Legacy Irish DanceLegacy Irish Dance Academy has a new location in Richmond Hill in addition to their brand new location on Skidaway Road in Savannah.

Richmond Hill classes are Wednesday 4:30-5:15PM @ Kelly and Company Studios, 3740 US-17, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

To register for Fall 2016 classes,email: for any needed info.

Legacy will waive their $50 registration fee when you mention you read about Legacy on


Legacy Irish Dance in Savannah

Legacy Irish Dance Academy Fall 2016 classes in Savannah – including FREE boys class – start Aug. 16.

Legacy will waive their $50 registration fee when you mention you read about Legacy on

BOTH tots and a beginner classes are offered. Tots start at age 3.

Boys are FREE!

Cost: $60 a month and a all dancers will receive a class tee.

Classes will be in a brand new studio at 7210 Skidaway Rd.
Class times are: 5:30-6:15PM so you can bring your kids after you leave work.

To register, click here or call

Legacy Irish Dance Academy, 7210 Skidaway Road, Savannah, (912) 484-7038  On Facebook here  On Twitter here.  Legacy Irish Dance Academy is a advertiser