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2019 Old Fort Jackson Family Camp-Out

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Old Fort Jackson Family Camp-Out 2019 Savannah Coastal Heritage Society

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Old Fort Jackson Family Camp-Out, a new nighttime event for families to experience historic programs and family fun in a 210-year-old National Historic Landmark in Savannah.

The event will be Fri. March 8, 6-10PM @ Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, 31404.

Guests will train as soldiers, make a Civil War decoder, and write secret messages. Throughout the night, attendees will be able to use their new skills and tools to uncover a spy among the soldiers.

Dinner is included in the ticket price and will be served at 6:45PM. The dinner menu is: BBQ chicken, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans and your choice of soda or water or tea. Hot coffee will also be available for adults.

Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Tickets: $25 for members & $30 for the general public.

Event tickets can be purchased online here.

Focus on Savannah Feb. Art Start for kids: work of videogame designer Keita Takahashi

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Visionary videogame designer Keita Takahashi’s game “Alphabet,” located in the Jepson Center’s TechSpace gallery in Savannah, can be played by up to 26 people at a time.

Players work together to avoid obstacles and get the letters of the alphabet across the finish line.

Read more about this innovative game online here.

KEITA TAKAHASHI: ZOOMING OUT exhibition
Jan. 24 – to July 14, 2019
Jepson Center

The Jepson Center is open daily. See hours & admission costs here. 

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The work of Keita Takahashi – noted for his outside-the-box approach to game development, game mechanics, aesthetics & music – will be the focus of February’s  Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour, a kid-focused program @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah on the 3rd Thursday morning of each month.

February Art Start: Feb. 21 2019, 10:30AM / Jepson Center (207 W York St.) Learn more & register online here. 

Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn.

$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $12

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

March 21 2019 theme: Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents. Register online here. 
April 16 2019 theme: Rembrandt. Register online here. 

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tour
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Learn more & register online here. 

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Children’s entertainment, music, Irish dance @ Savannah Irish Festival 2019, Feb. 16-17

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Savannah Irish Festival 2019

27th Annual Savannah Irish Festival
February 16-17, 2019

Savannah Irish Festival brings two days and one night of internationally acclaimed Irish-American and Celtic music, dance, culture, food and fun to historic downtown Savannah.

Free for children 14 & younger. Find ticket info here.

This is a special event for your children to see Irish dancing – especially now that the beloved annual Tara Feis celebration is not happening again this year.

When: Feb. 16-17 2019
Where: Savannah Civic Center, 401 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, GA

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased the day of the event.  Find info on advance ticket sales here.

CHILDREN 14 & YOUNGER ARE ADMITTED FREE

For more details & the full schedule of performers, click here.

Free children’s events in Savannah featuring bestselling author Kwame Alexander & more

Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Free children's authors Savannah events Kwame Alexander

New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander will present free children’s programs in Savannah Sat. Feb. 16 & Sun. Feb. 17 2019.

Bring your kids to see these New York Times best-selling authors share stories @ Live Oak Public Library branches on Sat. Feb. 16, 2019.

Special free author programs – which are for all ages, are free & open to the public – include:

Kwame Alexander & Randy Preston
Bull Street Library
Sat Feb. 16, 2:30PM
2002 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Join Kwame Alexander & Randy Preston for a presentation centered on the work Solo.

Betrayed by those closest to him and stunned by a family secret, 17-year-old Blade Morrison flees his comfortable but chaotic life and travels to the Ghanaian village of Konko to find answers and closure. There he gains new perspective on family and belonging.

Author Kwame Alexander will inspire as he shares some of his poetry and writing from his book Solo along with a photography exhibit of Ghana, captured by Randy Preston. Learn more here.

Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes
Southwest Chatham Library
Feb. 16, 2PM
14097 Abercorn St.
Savannah, 31419

Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes present an engaging program about overcoming adversity. Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, their service dog Rescue inspired an incredible story of healing and love.
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SBF Children's event 2019 kwame alexander live oak public library book children's

Live Oak Public Libraries and Savannah Book Festival will present free children’s authors events on Sun. Feb. 17 at 1PM in Reynolds Square. The SBF Children’s Tent, which will feature author appearances, activities and book-signings, will be sponsored by Live Oak Public Libraries and Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation.

Featured authors scheduled to appear in the SBF Children’s Tent are:
Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal winner
Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, New York Times Best Sellers
Michael Patrick O’Neill, World Press Photo award-winning wildlife photographer
Javaka Steptoe, Caldecott Medal winner

Additional activities include book-signings, celebrity storytimes, music, and arts and crafts for kids. The SBF Children’s Tent is free and open to the public.

3D Pac Man @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Telfair Museums Jepson Center Savannah
This multiplayer, projection-mapped remake of the classic Namco game is on view at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah through Feb. 17 2019.

Bring your family and friends to the museum for this one of a kind experience. The Jepson Center is open daily. See hours & admission costs here. 

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Kids’ monthly art event @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Toddler Third Thursday Savannah Jepson Telfair Museums

You’re invited to Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour, art activity @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah on the 3rd Thursday morning of each month.

Art Start Feb. Theme:  the work of visionary videogame designer Keita Takahashi, noted for his outside-the-box approach to game development, game mechanics, aesthetics & music

Feb. 21 2019, 10:30AM / Jepson Center (207 W York St.) Learn more & register online here. 

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Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn.

$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $12

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

March 21 2019 theme: Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents. Register online here. 
April 16 2019 theme: Rembrandt. Register online here. 

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tour
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Learn more & register online here. 

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FREE showing of “Bully”, Savannah

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

BULLY movie Savannah showtimes 2019

On Tues. Feb. 12 @ 6PM, Georgia Southern University College of Education (COE) will host a FREE screening of “Bully,” a film documenting the effects of bullying on school-aged students and their families. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will begin @ 6PM in University Hall, room 156 located on the Armstrong Campus.

The documentary, filmed over the course of a single school year, follows five students and their families as they cope in different ways with cruelty from classmates while trying to fit in. Transcending geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders, the film examines the growing issue of bullying in schools today and how students, parents, teachers and administrators are facing the problem.

The film sparked an ongoing effort called “The Bully Project,” which is a global movement to stop bullying and transform children’s lives by changing the culture of bullying into one of empathy and action. The movement website, www.thebullyproject.com, includes tools and resources on bullying for educators, students, parents and advocates.

Following the screening, the College will host a question and answer session with local professionals in the fields of social work, juvenile justice, counseling and bully prevention in schools.

This screening is the first in a series that will take place on the Armstrong Campus during the spring 2019 semester. Additional screenings include: “The Cartel” on March 5; “The School in the Cloud” on March 27; and “Elementary Genocide” on April 16.

FREE Savannah Musical Explorers Family Jam

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

do re we music musical explorers Savannah Music

Rebecca Flaherty (aka “Mrs. Becca”) of Do-Re-We will sing opera for children with Savannah Music Festival’s “Musical Explorers” program on Sat. March 9 2019.

Put this event on your calendar and get ready to have some fun with your whole family.

Explore music and art with family and friends at this free event, presented in partnership with Loop It Up Savannah and 21st Century Community Learning Centers – Savannah.

Participate in musical and visual arts activities, take home free giveaways, sing, dance and move.

Free Musical Explorers Family Jam
Sat. March 9 2019, 9:30AM-2:30PM
Free concerts start @ 11AM & 1:30PM, and will feature performances by:
Laiken Love (soul & R&B)
Gino Castillo (salsa music)
Rebecca Flaherty (opera)
McIntosh County Shouters (ring shout)
Yamacraw Center for Performing arts
649 West Jones St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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About Do Re We

Do Re We is a music and movement program for babies (ages 0 months – 3 years) and their caregivers.

Register for Do Re We classes here. 

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SCAD presents ‘Savannah Songs’

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Savannah Songs SCAD musical tour 2019

This. Sat. Feb. 2 2019, SCAD hosts ‘Savannah Songs” – a musical tour through four of SCAD’s buildings (Trustees Theater, Gutstein Gallery, Jen Library and Lucas Theatre) in Savannah as well as through several decades of Georgia’s history in celebration of Georgia Day.

Cost of admission: $10. Limited number of tickets available. Purchase ahead of time here.

SCAD presents ‘Savannah Songs,’ a musical tour of Georgia’s history
Sat. Feb. 2 2019. Performances begin @ 10AM. Multiple rounds of tours until 3PM
The tour begins @ Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St.

Celebrate Georgia Day and SCAD’s 40th anniversary with two exciting exhibitions. First, kick up your heels with a musical walking tour through time led by the SCAD performing arts department. “Savannah Songs” will have you dancing in the streets through four iconic SCAD buildings as you discover the city’s remarkable legacy.

Then, visit the Women’s Hall of Fame in historic Arnold Hall and pay tribute to Savannah Women of Vision. The installation, created by SCAD alumnus Michael Porten, features large, classic bas-relief sculptural portraits of extraordinary Georgia heroines who helped shape Savannah through exemplary character and unparalleled achievements.

These events are brought to you by SCAD students and alumni.

“Savannah Songs” admission is $10. The Women’s Hall of Fame tour at Arnold Hall is free.

Things to do with kids in Savannah: Art Start Toddler Tour

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

art start toddler tours telfair museums savannah

Start your day with art with Telfair Museums’ new and combined programs.

Once a month, Telfair Museums; youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center in Savannah for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome at these Art Start Toddler Tours.

February’s featured exhibition is Keita Takahashi: Zooming Out. A preview of Takahashi’s work is shown above.

$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Register online here.

Thurs. Feb. 21, 10:30-11:30AM
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St
Savannah, GA 31401

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Register for Night at the Museum 2019, Savannah. Space is limited

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Night at the Museum Savannah History kids events 2019

Come live the cinematic adventure on Sat. Jan. 26, 2019.

Explore the Savannah History Museum, take a behind the scenes tour, interact with historical characters from Savannah History Museum’s lively exhibits and catch one of the screenings of “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (rated PG) in the Savannah History Museum Theater.

Click below to select your time and experience Savannah History Museum’s “Night at the Museum” 2019 event.

Tickets: $12 for adults and children (18 mos. & older).

Register Now Here. 

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Exhibits Come To Life

Interact with characters from Savannah History Museum’s exhibits as the historical figures appear to magically come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Flannery O’Connor, a Central of Georgia Railroad worker, and more!

Watch “Night at the Museum 2”

Event participants will also have two opportunities to view “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (PG) in Savannah History Museum’s theater at 3PM and 8PM. The 105-minute film screening is optional and seating is first come, first served

Train as a Museum Night Guard

One of the most important jobs in a museum is the night guard. Join the exclusive training program and become an honorary Savannah History Museum Night Guard. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity.

Register online here. 

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Contact Dan McCall with any questions at 912-651-6840 X 302 or dmccall@chsgeorgia.org.

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Savannah high school & home school artists invited to submit work to High School Congressional Exhibition

Friday, January 11th, 2019

U.S. Congressional High School Art Exhibition Savannah home school artists

The Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus Department of Art is proud to host An Artistic Discovery, the United States Congressional High School Art Exhibition for Georgia’s First Congressional District in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery.

Works submitted for the exhibition are eligible for a number of cash awards, as well as the prestigious US District Congressional Award.

The Congressional Art Competition is held annually and is a unique opportunity in which a U.S. Congressman or Congresswoman is able to showcase the artistic talents of high school students within his/her district, thereby acknowledging the nation’s gifted young artists. The winning entries from each district are prominently displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C. The Cannon Tunnel connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol and is traveled on a daily basis by congressmen, as well as their staff members.

This year’s exhibition will be on display at the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery from Feb. 18 through March 3, 2019. The awards ceremony and closing reception is scheduled for Sun. March 3, beginning at 2PM. The winning Congressional work will represent the 1st Congressional district in an exhibition in Washington, D.C. for one year.

All high schools and home school students in Georgia’s 1st United States Congressional District are eligible to submit up to 14 student works per art teacher or two works per student in home schools. Each student is allowed no more than two entries. If a school has more than one art teacher, each art teacher may submit up to 14 works.

Entries will be submitted digitally and juried without delivering the actual work to the university gallery. The art teacher(s) from schools wishing to participate and parents of homeschool students will submit works online.

The deadline for entries is Tues. Jan. 22, 2019 at 11:59PM.

Jurying will take place during the week and notification of works accepted will be given to teachers or homeschool parents by email.

Learn more about submissions guidelines, rules & regulations here.

Questions? Email Gallery Director, Raymond Gaddy at ArmstrongGallery@georgiasouthern.edu.

Government Shutdown Closures in the Savannah, Lowcountry area

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Fort Pulaski National Monument Savannah government shutdown closed

If you’re planning to take the kids to complete junior ranger programs at any national monuments in the Savannah & Lowcountry area, please note that many are closed due to the federal government shutdown including:

(Savannah) Fort Pulaski National Monument just outside Savannah is closed. Fort Pulaski Web site will not be updated & may not reflect current conditions.

(Charleston SC) Fort Sumter National Monument is closed. All Fort Sumter National Monument sites (Liberty Square, Fort Sumter, and Fort Moultrie) will be closed to visitors during the government shutdown.

(St. Simons, Ga) Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island park grounds will be accessible. However, the NPS will not operate the park and facilities will be closed. No visitor services provided. hazardous or dangerous conditions may exist.

(St. Mary’s, Ga) Cumberland Is. National Seashore remains open, however no visitor services, facilities, or ferry service will be provided. Campers will be notified of final ferry departure from the island.

(Macon, Ga.) Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon is closed . The website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions. All of Ocmulgee National Monument is closed. Phones, emails, and social media will not be monitored.

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Those planning to head to Atlanta to visit the The Martin Luther King, Jr. NHP for MLK Jr. Day weekend, please note the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta is closed during the federal government shutdown.

STEM Saturdays & Sensory Saturdays @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

STEM Saturdays Savannah Children's Museum Hilton Head kids

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. now offers AWE-STEM Saturdays on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

3-4PM, Sat. April 13 2019 & Sat. May 11 2019.

Roll up your sleeves, put on your safety goggles, and get ready to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math! These hands-on,  facilitator-led STEM experiments will introduce concepts of chemistry, biology, and physics as kids learn about the world around us.

First Come First Serve.

Cost: FREE with Admission  |   FREE for Members

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Sensory Saturday

SENSORY SATURDAYS | AT THE SANDBOX

Sat. March 23 2019.

On the last Saturday of each month, The Sandbox Children’s Museum will open an hour early (9AM) exclusively for families with children who have sensory processing differences or those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Children with other developmental challenges are welcome @ these Sensory Saturdays.

Cost: Reduced Admission – $5/person (1 yr & older) | FREE for Members

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FREE Family Night, April 5 2019

Come to the  The Sandbox Children’s Museum Fri. April 5 2019, 5:30-7:30PM for Free Family Fun night.

First Friday of the month
5:30-7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head  FREE Family Fun Nights .

This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play.

Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served free of charge.

FREE & FUN for all ages.

Learn more here. 

Upcoming Free Family Fun Nights

Fri. April 5, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. May 3, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Sept. 6, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Nov. 1, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Sandbox Children’s Museum
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Kite Festival 2018, Bloomingdale

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

Kite Festival 2019 Savannah January

Bring the kids to the Savannah Kite Festival Sun. Jan. 13 2019, 9AM.

Colorful kites & food festival. Children younger than 5 are free.

Affordable kites will be available for purchase.

2006 Fort Argyle Road, Bloomingdale, 31302

Open to the public.

Savannah schools: Veritas Academy “Tour of Churches” fundraiser to raise funds for scholarships

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Tour of Churches Veritas Academy Savannah schools

Here’s a chance to take an architectural tour of Savannah’s churches & support a good cause at the same time.

Veritas Academy in Savannah announces “Tour of Churches” fundraiser for Sat. Jan. 12 2019 with goal to raise funds for scholarships

This new fundraising event will begin at 3PM where guests will enjoy a walking tour of five historic, downtown churches: First Baptist Church, Christ Church Episcopal, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Independent Presbyterian Church.

Guests will be led inside each church by the following architects and architectural historians: Dr. David Gobel, Christian Sottile, Father Gavin Dunbar, Dr. Christopher Hendrix, and Dr. Robbin Williams. Following the tour there will be a hot chocolate bar and themed raffles to partake in.

Tickets are limited and may sell out. Ticket prices: $40 for the expert tour, hot chocolate bar, and a chance to purchase raffle tickets. Transportation is available for those unable to walk. Purchase tickets or learn more online here.

Tour of Churches 2019
3-5:30PM Sat. Jan. 12
A walking tour of five historic, downtown Savannah churches: First Baptist Church, Christ Church Episcopal, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, & Independent Presbyterian Church
Purchase tickets here.

“We are excited to offer this historically rich event to the Savannah community,” said Candace Brodmann, event chairperson. “We are hoping to raise funds to benefit Veritas Academy, which relies entirely on tuition revenue and private donations from family and friends, charitable foundations and business partners in order to operate the independent school for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students.”

For more info, to participate or lend support, please contact Brodmann at cbrodmann@veritassavannah.org .

ABOUT VERITAS ACADEMY

Veritas Academy is located at 25 W. Oglethorpe Lane in downtown Savannah. The school’s mission is to assist parents in the education of their children by cultivating truth, goodness, and beauty in students through a distinctly Christ-centered, classical, and covenantal education. The organization relies entirely on tuition revenue and private donations from family and friends of the school, charitable foundations, and business partners.

To learn more about Veritas Academy, email , call or visit the school at 25 W. Oglethorpe Lane, Savannah, GA 31401, or online here. 

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