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FREE Tara Feis Irish Celebration, March 11, Savannah

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Free Tara Feis 2017 Savannah St. Patrick's Day
The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival
will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Emmet Park from 11AM – 5PM

Tara Feis is a festival that promotes true Irish culture and heritage through music, dancing, crafts and storytellers in a family- friendly atmosphere. The event commences with an official Irish opening ceremony featuring the Parade Grand Marshal and local dignitaries in a parade of colorful flags and bagpipes, preceded by performances on two stages that feature traditional Irish dancing, Celtic music and a whimsical magic show.

A major component of the cherished festival is its historical value. Irish heritage in Savannah dates back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, where Emmet Park was once referred to as, “The Green”.

The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival is free and open to the public. This is a non-alcoholic event.  ­­­Emmet Park is located in downtown Savannah at the East end of Bay Street.

For more information please contact 912-651-6417 or visit www.savannahga.gov/tarafeis

Tybee Mardi Gras Parade 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Mardi Gras Parade Tybee Island 2017 Celebrate Mardi Gras at Tybee Island’s festive, family-friendly parade, which rolls down Butler Avenue onto Tybrisa Street this weekend.

Parade time is 2pm on Saturday February 25th, the route will begin at Memorial Park and follow Butler Avenue to Tybrisa to the Round-about. After the parade will be a costume contest in which the winners will be crowned the 2017 Mardi Gras Tybee King and Queen! The King and Queen will then host the street dance fun with music.

The parade will travel south on Butler and head towards the beach on Tybrisa Street.
All Parade Floats will line up on 4th Street at Memorial Park.

Savannah Chiropractors: Bright Life Chiropractic hosts free Ladies Night Out

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Savannah Chiropractors Chiropractic

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah invites you to a free, relaxing evening of fun & pampering at a Ladies Night Out, Fri. Feb. 24, 6-8PM.

Bring your girlfriends to enjoy spa demos, raffles, shopping, skin care, massages, food & more. For free!

Bright Life Chiropractic
2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D
Savannah, 31405

About Bright Life

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah specializes in pregnancy, infants, pediatrics and family care.

Dr. Samantha Hornick and Dr. Jared Brown at Bright Life Chiropractic are Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

At Bright Life Chiropractic, Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick assist people in gaining victory in their health by offering cutting-edge chiropractic corrective care in Savannah’s most state-of-the-art chiropractic health care facility. Dr. Jared and Dr. Samantha focus on setting people free from their current conditions so they may live their lives to their fullest potential.

Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick provide specific, scientific neurologically based chiropractic care for you and you family!

Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D, Savannah 31405, 912.777.3717, info@brightlifechiropractic.com , www.BrightLifeChiropractic.com

Savannah schools: FREE History of Basketball program @ St. Andrew’s School

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

History of Basketball St. Andrew's School Savannah

The public is invited to a special free program History of Basketball @ St. Andrew’s School in Savannah on Thursday, Feb. 23 which highlights the history of basketball.

The program begins at 8AM in Compton Gym, St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah 31410.

The history of basketball will be presented by actor Clyk Cozart, former collegiate and ABA athlete Jim Dawson, former Globetrotter Larry “Gator” Rivers, and sports publicist Keith Zimmerman. And for the first time, the Olympic Berg Ball will be on display. This is the winning basketball used by the American team in the 1936 Berlin hosted Olympics, the first year basketball was a part of the Olympic games. Later this year, the gold medal ball will be auctioned off at a starting bid of $1 million.

The evening program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

NEW: Beginning in Fall 2017, St. Andrew’s offers FREE A.M. bus service with centralized pick up locations in Sandfly and on Skidaway Island.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Watch dogs catch Frisbees @ FREE World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier, Savannah

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

See Fido’s Frisbee skills. Come to the World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier February 24-26 at Islands High School in Savannah.

Proceeds benefit the Islands High School’s Veterinary Science Program, One Love Animal Rescue, Save-A-Life, Coastal Pet rescue, FACTS and helps homeless vets with pets through the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 660.

The 2017 Canine Disc World Championship Qualifier is Friday through Sunday, February 24th – 26th, 9AM to 5PM at Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Admission is free.

For more information on being a vendor, to volunteer, event schedule, and entry competition fees, please visit www.TailsSpin.com or call James Fox, 912-656-5788.

2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival (free from noon-5PM)

Friday, February 10th, 2017

7th Annual A-Town Get DownSave the date for the 2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival, Saturday, March 25, 2017 featuring Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, AJ Ghent & More

Savannah’s 7th Annual A-Town Get Down will take place March 25, noon-12AM at its new location on Indian Street. The area, defined by Indian Street (between Fahm Street and the Talmadge Bridge) is well known as both a creative hub and emerging business community.

A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival Savannah 2017 The family-friendly event is free from noon to 5PM and ticketed from 5PM to midnight.

This year’s all-day festival will feature over 25 live bands and visual artists each representing diverse music genres and artistic styles. Performers include Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Snarky Puppy Horns, Low Country Voices, Old Salt Union, Walter Parks, Savannah Children’s Choir, AJ Ghent, Marques & The Marvelous Miracles, Waits & Co, Complicated Animals, Annalise Curtin, The Billy Jonas Band (Especially Family Oriented), and the Live Art of Jose Ray, Will Penny, SCAD Ceramics, Digital Art, Loop It Up Savannah and much more.

Thanks to the festival’s new location, guests can expect larger stages and more live music and live art installations than ever before over the 12-hour period. A-Town is also partnering with Loop It Up Savannah again this year to connect students from Title I school districts to free access to interactive art and music projects.

The festival was created in honor of art student and musician, Alex “A-Town” Townsend, who passed away in 2010. The all-day festival’s mission is to increase access to music and art to citizens of the region. From the hours of 12pm – 5pm, the festival is free and open to everyone for family-friendly art and music events. From 5pm – midnight, the festival becomes a ticketed event for the headliner performers and art events.

Tickets/cost
12pm – 5pm:
FREE for all ages
5PM – midnight:
$35/General Admission
$25/Student or Military (with valid ID)
$95/VIP (Includes Friday night event with special appearances, meet and greet with performers, complimentary VIP tent at festival, VIP seating and swag bag)

Tickets are available for purchase at A-TownGetDown.com.

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Georgia Day Parade 2017, Savannah

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Georgia Day Parade Savannah 2016FREE Georgia Day Parade 2017

Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade, downtown Savannah
Friday February 10, 2017 at 10:45AM.

Students & teachers costumed as historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event, walking from Forsyth Park along Bull Street to Savannah City Hall.

Rain date for this event is Feb. 13, 10:45AM

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Be whoever you want to be with new Nick Cave exhibit @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Telfair Museums Savannah Nick Cave
Opens Fri. Jan. 27 runs until April 23, 2017
Jepson Center, Savannnah

Explore your identity with the art of internationally-renowned artist Nick Cave! Cave is most famous for his soundsuits, works that are part costume and part sculpture, designed to obscure the wearer’s body during live performances. This exhibition, the largest presentation of Cave’s work ever displayed in Georgia, features a selection of his soundsuits, as well as two massive textile tondos and two videos showcasing Cave’s soundsuit performances.

Kids 12 & younger are free.

Learn more here. 

RELATED PROGRAMS / Jepson Center

Free Family Day
Sunday, February 5, 1–4pm

Explore the joys of mixed media and nontraditional approaches to making fine art in this special Free Family Day event! Meet and discover local artists and art groups making and promoting contemporary art in an array of media, and take part in this exciting, blossoming scene by making some art of your own! Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Jepson Center for the Arts, 912-790-8800 or visit www.telfair.org. Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free Family Event: FIT Kids Fest Junior League of Savannah Event, Feb. 25

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

FitKids Fest Junior League

Mark your calendars!

Join Junior League of Savannah on Saturday February 25, 2017, 1-4PM @ Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex for the 5th annual Fit Kids Fest.

Brought to you by the Junior League of Savannah, Fit Kids Fest is a free community event that teaches kids about the importance of developing a fit body and mind as part of a healthy lifestyle.

There will be cooking demonstrations, live fitness demonstrations that kids can participate in, and tons of hands-on activities. Plus, it’s totally FREE!

First 350 kids will receive a free event t-shirt.

Savannah Daytrips: Find handmade glass globes on Jekyll Island during Jan., Feb. 2017

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Island Treasures Jekyll Island 2017 Daytrips Savannah Every year, Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create exquisite, handworked glass globes for Jekyll’s annual Island Treasures event.

(Jekyll Island is an easy, roughly 90-minute drive down I-95 from Savannah. See our list of things to do with kids on on Jekyll Island here. )

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February 2017. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide glass floats around the island for lucky guests to find and, yes, get this, keep.

Each float is marked with a special tag and instructions for treasure finders to register their Island Treasures at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center where they will receive a certificate of authenticity and artist biography for their one-of-a-kind float. The Center is open Monday-Saturday, 9AM – 6PM and Sunday 10AM-5PM.

More are out there, and more are placed ever day through February. Overall, 250 floats will have been placed for lucky float finders. Island Treasures runs  through Feb. 28, 2017.

At the Beach Village on Jekyll Is. on Jan. 21 & 28, and Feb. 4 & 25, three extra floats will be hidden in the Beach Village.

Learn more about Island Treasures here.

Find more things to do with kids on Jekyll Island here.

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Daily Drop-In Art Programs @ Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Drop-In Studio Telfair Museum Jepson Center Savannah Unleash your creativity every day with art-making projects for all ages @ drop-in studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center,

Drop-In Studio is offered daily 1-4PM @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah.

Work at your own pace & comfort level through an array of art mediums. Each month offer activities related to specific exhibits at Telfair Museums. See the schedule below.

Perfect for all ages – even adults. Children 12 & younger now receive free admission to Jepson Center. Museum admission for adults is $20. (Admission includes a visit to each of Telfair Museums’ three sites: Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, Owen-Thomas House. Valid for one week.)

A studio-assistant is on-hand to answer questions & assist guests. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Monthly drop-in studio themes

January 2017: Light-Up Sculptures
February 2017: Nick Cave Mixed Media Designs
March 2017: Portraiture
April 2017: Wundercamera: People in the Museum

Learn more here. 

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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Admission

Adult: $20
Senior (65+): $18
Military (w/ military ID): $18
Student (ages 13-30 w/ ID): $15
Child (ages 12 & under): FREE

Admission includes a visit to each of Telfair Museums’ three sites: Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, Owen-Thomas House. Valid for one week.

Jepson Hours
Sunday – 12-5pm
Monday – 12-5pm
Tuesday – 10am-5pm
Wednesday – 10am-5pm
Thursday – 10am-5pm
Friday – 10am-5pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm

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FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Baby classes Pregnant Parents Parenting ClassAttention expectant Savannah parents: FREE Baby Care Basics classes are offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here) or one of Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s other 8 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Classes are held after office hours the first Thursday of each month. The next class is this Thurs. Feb.  2 2017 @ 6PM.

Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free practice SAT or ACT test & get results the next day @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

FREE SAT ACT Practice Test Savannah Sylvan Learning Center Take a practice SAT or ACT on Jan. 16 2017 and get the results the very next day @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah

Mon. Jan. 16
Two sessions, 11AM & 2PM

Sylvan Learning of Savannah
340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Learn more here.

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About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.

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Call 912-355-2267 or email dinopapa@sylvan3007.com

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

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FREE Georgia Day Parade 2017, Savannah

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

 

Georgia Day Parade Savannah 2016FREE Georgia Day Parade 2017

Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade, downtown Savannah
Friday February 10, 2017 at 10:45AM.
Students & teachers costumed as historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event, walking from Forsyth Park along Bull Street to Savannah City Hall.

Rain date for this event is Feb. 13, 10:45AM

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Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Hilton Head Show Day children's activities

This week’s SouthernMamas e-letter spotlights:
* where your kids can make snow angels & throw snow balls this month in the Lowcountry;
* new youth art, drama/acting, clay, fibers, drawing, Spanish classes in Savannah
* free fitness class @ Fit46 studio
* Starlight Pottery in Savannah
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FREE Family Fun Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Hilton Head Is. kids' events Sandbox Children's Museum kids free events FREE Family Fun Night
Fri. Jan. 6 | 5:30 – 7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head this Friday for the first FREE Family Fun Night of 2017. 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.

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Sandbox Museum Winter Hours

OPEN Wednesday – Saturday: 10AM – 5PM | CLOSED Sunday – Tuesday

THE SANDBOX WILL BE OPEN
Mon. Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr Day
HOURS: 10AM – 5PM

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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