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Monthly kids’ art activity, story time & tour @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

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 March Theme:  Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents.  This artist is widely known for large-scale public artworks and more intimate and meditative installations that aim to unify people through connections of spirituality, the body, and shared memory. This exhibition includes 19 cloud-like, stainless steel sculptures composed of letters from various languages. 

March 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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Giveaway: A family-four pack of tickets to The Sleeping Beauty ballet in Savannah

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Sleeping Beauty Ballet South Carolina Savannah 2019

Experience the South Carolina Ballet fairy tale ballet for all ages in Savannah.

Come see The Sleeping Beauty ballet Sun. March 10 2019, 3PM  @ the Savannah Civic Center.


This week, is giving away a family four pack of tickets to a lucky reader.

To enter to win four tickets, go to the giveaway announcement post on our Facebook page by clicking here & comment on it telling us your Spring tradition, THEN SHARE THE POST.

Deadline to enter to win is 9PM Mon. March 4. We’ll pick a winner at random & announce it here & on our Facebook page.


South Carolina Ballet is proud to present a sparkling version of the greatest fairy tale ballet of all time, The Sleeping Beauty. Staged and choreographed by South Carolina Ballet Artistic Director William Starrett, The Sleeping Beauty will dazzle children and adults.

The Sleeping Beauty is a ballet for companies who wish to display the virtuosity and strength of their dancers. Just the names of the roles- Aurora, Bluebird and Lilac Fairy – evoke memories of exacting technical requirements and accomplishment for dancers the world over. Princess Aurora and her Prince are sure to mesmerize in South Carolina Ballet’s stellar production of this timeless classic.

Can’t wait for the giveaway? Buy tickets online here or call 912-651-6556.


(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Art, Video Game Development & Pre-K Camps @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Summer Camps 2019 for K-12 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah include photography, art with the pros (featuring a different local artist each day), crafting, portfolio builders, STEAM, and videogame design. Each camp culminates with a reception and exhibition in the Morrison Community Gallery.

All classes are located in the Jepson Center at 207 W. York St. unless otherwise noted.

Register by calling 912-790-8823 or email

Learn more here.

Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp
10–12yrs: May 28–May 31, 9am–3pm
12–14yrs: July 2–6, 9am–3pm (no camp July 4)
Members $160 / non-members $180

This four-day camp is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, and use of value to create volume and space. The camp will also include practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models. The Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp is a great class for students to learn and advance the skills necessary for developing art portfolios.

Master Artist Photography Camp
10–12yrs: June 3–7, 9am–3pm
13–16yrs: June 10–14, 9am–3pm
Members $200 / non-members $235

This intensive, weeklong program focuses on black-and-white and digital photography, as well as the basic functions of 35mm manual cameras. While instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Adobe Photoshop, they will also cover conventional methods of film photography, including pinhole cameras, to supplement the experience. The camp features student use of both manual and digital cameras and study of photography in Telfair exhibitions. The program will culminate with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center.

Raising STEAM: Technology, Art, and Electronics
10–12yrs: June 17–21, 9am–3pm
Members $200 / non-members $235

This comprehensive STEAM camp gives young people the opportunity to explore the artistic potential of technology. In this weeklong camp, students will learn to use a variety of technologies and methods to create and express themselves. Students will explore 3D printing, create images with Adobe Photoshop, and solder their own electronic-noise toys. Participants will also learn basic computer programming with Arduino microcontrollers. The program culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center.

Art with the Pros
6–10yrs: June 24–28, 9am–3pm
Members $175 / non-members $195

Each day, this camp will feature a different local artist providing a unique lesson based on his or her medium. Lunch in Telfair Square (weather permitting), breaks and games in ArtZeum, and special tours of the galleries are all included. Students will learn to give constructive criticism on their own and their peers’ artwork. The program culminates with a student art exhibition and a reception in the Jepson Center.

Videogame Development
12–14yrs: July 8–12, 9am–3pm
14–18yrs: July 15–19, 9am–3pm
Members $175 / non-member $195

Full STEAM ahead! In this weeklong camp, students will build their own videogames. Students will explore, play, and learn computer programming from scratch using game-making programs. The summer camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ games in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

Museum Explorations Pre-K Camp
4–6yrs: July 22–July 26, 9am–noon
Members $100 / non-members $125

Stave off the summer doldrums! Exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and exhibitions has never been so much fun. Each day, participants will tour a new exhibit and learn to create the very same types of art seen in the galleries, finding inspiration with instruction in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Students will immerse themselves in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists.

Crafters Camp
8–11yrs: July 15–19, 9am–3pm
Members $175 / non-members $195

The Ultimate Crafty Kids Camp is packed with a variety of projects: screen printing, knitting, friendship bracelets, calligraphy, paper crafts, and much more. In this weeklong camp, students will explore and learn techniques in a rich variety of crafts that will inspire and develop their desire to be independent makers.

Videogame Design with Scratch
9–12yrs: July 22–July 26, 9am–noon
Members $100 / non-members $125

This summer camp teaches beginning students how to create their own videogames using Scratch, a colorful programming environment that makes it easy to bring interactive stories to life. In class, students collaborate on developing a game from beginning to final polish—a fun and informative way to introduce younger students to the art of videogame development.

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STEM Saturday @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

stem saturdays Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head kids events

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

3-4PM, Sat. March, 9 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


Sensory Saturday


Sat. March 30 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


FREE Family Fun Pirate Night, March 1 2019

Come to the  The Sandbox Children’s Museum Fri. March 1 2019, 5:30-7:30PM for Free Family Fun night. THEME: Pirate Night.

First Friday of the month
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. March 1, 5:30-7:30PM (pirate night)
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


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


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SCAD’s free deFINE Art Festival, Feb. 26-28

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

define Art SCAD

SCAD celebrates a decade of deFINE ART, an annual program of special commissions, exhibitions, lectures and performances Feb. 26-28 2019 in Savannah.

The renowned international artist roster this year includes Lawrence Weiner, Lee Bul, Monica Cook, Carla Fernandez, Berta Fischer, Alex Gardner, Nicholas Hlobo, Gonzalo Lebrija, Azikiwe Mohammed, Pedro Reyes, Sean Capone, Dejha Ti and Ania Catherine.

The SCAD Museum of Art museum lobby features a special exhibition, installed earlier this year, of 13 large-scale photographs from the SCAD Museum of Art permanent collection by legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

All deFINE ART events, including opening night celebrations, will be free and open to the public.

This special tenth edition of deFINE ART demonstrates the ongoing mission of SCAD to provide public art programming for not only students and alumni, but local communities as well.

Find more information on exhibitions and programming online here. 

deFINE ART festival
Feb. 26-28 2019
Free and open to the public
SCAD Museum of Art


Hello, Dolly! musical in Savannah presented by St. Vincent’s Academy & Benedictine Military School

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Hello Dolly musical Savannah St. Vincent's Benedictine

St. Vincent’s Academy & Benedictine Military School present Jerry Herman’s energetic Hello, Dolly! musical @ Trustees Theater in Savannah, March 1-3 2019.

Showtimes: 7PM March 1 & 2; 3PM March 3.

Tickets: $10 per student/$20 per adult.

Tickets can be purchased online here. 

Trustees Theater
216 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, Ga. 31401

Benedictine Military School, tel: (912) 644-7000, On Facebook here.  Follow Benedictine on twitter here.  Benedictine Military School is a advertiser. 

St. Vincent’s Academy, 207 E. Liberty St. Savannah 31401, , St. Vincent’s Academy is a advertiser 

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) FREE Flannery O’Connor Parade & Street Fair

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Flannery O'Connor 2015 Parade & Street Fair

You’re invited to a FREE lively annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O’Connor – the Flannery O’Connor Annual Birthday Parade & Street Fair – Sun. 1-4PM March 24 2019 in LaFayette Square in Savannah’s Historic District.

Free family fun, live music and more near the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton St. Featuring live music, a wacky parade, coffee/tea/cake, and more. Local authors will present their writings and vendors will share vintage, custom, a creatively crafted wares. Another favorite: chicken-poop bingo for kids.

The parade starts at 3PM.

Attendees are invited to walk in the parade, bring handmade signs and sing along. Live music throughout the event will be provided by a cavalcade of singer-songwriters and musicians from some of Savannah’s finest local bands. Music for the parade will be played by an all-star line up of the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band.

Costumes inspired by Flannery O’Connor characters, settings or the author’s life are encouraged but optional.

You’ll also be welcomed to visit the Flannery O’Connor Home free to get a sense for our Flannery’s Depression-era childhood. Photo-ops with a gorilla, a peacock bandshell, and throughout the home will be available.

The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more here. 

The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street in the heart of Savannah, Georgia, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of the South’s greatest writers. An established 501 3(C) nonprofit organization, the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home has been meticulously restored to reflect the authentic period furnishings of a Depression-Era Savannah rowhouse and to offer insight into the years that O’Connor lived in Savannah, from 1925 to 1938. The Home proudly presents a series of free lectures each spring and fall as well as other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit or call 912.233.60

SCAD Performing Arts presents ‘Sense and Sensibility’

Monday, February 18th, 2019

The SCAD School of Entertainment Arts presents “Sense and Sensibility,” Kate Hamill’s inventive adaptation of the classic novel. Directed by SCAD performing arts professor Victoria Mack, Hamill’s reimagining of the romantic tale is not your mother’s Jane Austen. Fans of the novel will be swept away by the faithful spirit of the play, while theatergoers who have never read Austen’s novel will be amazed at the fun and irreverence in the SCAD performing arts department’s wacky production.

Set in gossipy late 18th-century England — and guided by a fresh female voice — the play is full of humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality. “Sense and Sensibility” examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

Feb. 28–March 2 2019, 8 p.m.
March 3 2019, 3 p.m.

The Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, performance is free with a valid SCAD Card. Tickets for remaining performances are $5 for SCAD Card holders; $8 for non-SCAD students, seniors and military; and $10 for the general public.

Tickets are available online here and in person at the Savannah Box Office, 216 E. Broughton St., or at the door one hour before the production.

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival, April 27

Monday, February 18th, 2019

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2019
Sat. April 27 2019, 11AM-5PM
Forsyth Park, between Drayton and Whitaker streets

Watch as talented SCAD artists bring a splash of color to scenic Forsyth Park at the 36th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. SCAD students, alumni and high school students create colorful chalk masterpieces and compete for coveted prizes in this tradition that’s nearly as old as the university itself.
Chalk drawings, music and food
Share your experience and follow the action with #scadchalk.


Find more free kid-friendly Spring Savannah events here.


(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival

Monday, February 18th, 2019

SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2016

FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2019

SCAD Sand Arts Festival
Fri. May 3 2019
Tybee Island, GA
South Beach by Tybee pier (note the new location that’s different from previous years)

See SCAD students, alumni, faculty & staff create elaborate sand creations on Tybee’s beach. Participants vie for awards and prizes, including the coveted top prize for SCAD Spirit.

See the 2017 winners here.

The public is invited to enjoy SCAD Sand Arts Festival.


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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) Free for children 10 & younger: Savannah Scottish Games

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Savannah Scottish Games 2019

The 2019 Savannah Scottish Games – Sat. May 4 2019 at Bethesda Academy – are the fourth oldest Scottish Games in the southeastern United States.

The Savannah Scottish Games are a celebration of Scottish heritage and music, the Games truly have something for everyone to enjoy including entertainment by City Hotel and the Savannah Ceili Band, a Highland dancing competition, traditional heavy athletics, Celtic ale from Asheville, NC’s Highland Brewery, and a wide variety of Scottish art available for purchase.

The games will also feature the very popular traditional heavy athletic events including the caber toss and hammer throw, children’s activities, and border collie skill demonstrations.

Gates will open at 9AM and closing ceremonies will take place at 4:30PM Sat. May 4 2019.


Tickets free for children 10 and younger. Find adult & senior ticket prices here.

To purchase tickets and for more information on the 43rd Annual Savannah Scottish Games, please visit

43rd Annual Savannah Scottish Games
Sat. May 4, 2019
Opens at 9AM to the public | Closing ceremonies at 4:30PM
WHERE: Bethesda Academy
9520 Ferguson Ave.
Savannah, Georgia


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Spring events including Seuss Fest 2019 @ Coastal Heritage Society sites

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Seuss Fest 2019 Savannah Children's Museum

Spring 2019 is a fun time to visit Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah.

Upcoming CHS Special Events:

Feb. 23 2019: Seuss Fest 10AM-4PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum. Details here. 

March 2 2019: Sensory Soft Saturday, 9AM-10AM @ Savannah Children’s Museum.  The museum will open their doors early, so families with children with special needs or autism can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting).

March 8 2019: Family Camp Out at Old Fort Jackson. REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

March 18-19: Special Open Days at Savannah Children’s Museum

March 30: STEAM Fest @ Georgia State Railroad Museum

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Savannah parent & me activities: Kindermusik classes including Saturday classes

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

kindermusik savannah toddlers music

Saturday classes! Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for Saturday 11AM class for ages 0-7.

Sing, dance, move, and learn with your little one through the playful, engaging avenue of music.

First class is free.

Text MUSIC to 912-432-5885.


Musical Play Dates for ages 0-7

February “Love Notes” musical play dates continue this week.

Ages 0-7 and their caregivers welcome! Wed. Feb. 20 2019 & Sat. Feb 23 2019 at 10AM. Each child will get an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon for weekly classes.

Enroll online at Spaces limited.

Kindermusik Savannah,,  email or, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a advertiser

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.

Jan. 24 – to July 14, 2019
Jepson Center

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


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


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