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Math Tutoring: FREE SAT Math Workshops @ Mathnasiums in Savannah, Pooler, Islands, Bluffton

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

mathnasium Savannah Pooler Bluffton SAT math workshops 2017 Mathnasium Math Learning Center is hosting a FREE introduction to SAT Math Workshop in Savannah, Pooler, Islands & Bluffton

The workshop includes:

 How to register for the test
 Know what to expect on test day
 Get acquainted with the organization of the math section
 Learn how the math sections are timed and scored
 Learn special math strategies to improve your score
 Become familiar with the math topics you need to know
 Practice some SAT math questions in a fun environment

Where and when:
Fri Jan 6
4-5.30PM Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown: (next to TJ Maxx) savannahmidtown@mathnasium.com
Sun Jan 8
3.30-5PM Mathnasium of Pooler (Publix center near Seasons of Japan) pooler@mathnasium.com
Fri Jan 13
4-5.30PM Mathnasium of Savannah Islands: (next to Polka Dots) savannahislands@mathnasium.com
Sun Jan 15
3.30-5PM Mathnasium of Bluffton: (near Publix off Buck Island Road) bluffton@mathnasium.com

Spaces are limited, RSVP by email to the center of your choice with the student’s name, grade and
school.

Mathnasium makes math make sense!

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Free rooftop showing of Harry Potter films, Savannah

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Free Savannah showing of Harry Potter Movies Sundays 2017

Enjoy nights full of witchcraft, wizardry, and pizza.

The Florence restaurant’s Rooftop Reels series will take you through the entire Harry Potter series.

If little ones aren’t ready for pizza, kids pasta can always be made!

The movies are free.

Sundays
6-9 PM
Sun. Jan. 22: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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

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Savannah Schools: Learn about Savannah, Pooler preschools, public & private schools & homeschool programs @ Pooler MOPS School Fair 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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The Pooler MOPS will host their free Pooler MOPS Annual School Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, 9:30 AM-12:30PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Pooler.

Participants include preschools, public and private schools, homeschool coops, early intervention, and more.

There will be representatives there to answer your questions and provide information.

Let your friends and family know to come out and learn all about the different educational options available in the Greater Savannah area including Pooler and Rincon.

Pooler MOPS Annual School Fair
Wed. Jan. 25 at 9:30AM-12:30PM
First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
1115 US Highway 80 E,
Pooler, Georgia 31322

Free and open to the public

Organizers will add to the following list as they confirm the schools & organizations that plan to attend:

Risen Savior Christian Academy
Teach Right
Classical Conversations Homeschool Co-op
Veritas Academy
The Sandbox Children’s Museum in Hilton Head Is.
Calvary Day School
Grace Academy-Rincon
Savannah Country Day School
First Steps Preschool-Rincon
MOMs Club

Free Entrance Days in 2017 in the National Parks

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
National Park Service Centennial 2016
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2017:
  • Jan. 16. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb. 20: Presidents Day.
  • April 15-16, 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • Sept. 30: National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11-12:  Veterans Day
National parks are America’s Best Idea, and there are 409 available to everyone, every day.
The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the 127 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time.
Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
Make the most of your family’s National Park visit by taking part in the Junior Ranger program. Details here. 

FREE preschool Young Explorers nature program for ages 3-4 @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Free children's activities Savannah toddler preschoolers Savannah Wildlife Refuge The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge hosts a preschoolers “Young Explorers Club” on the first Tuesday of each month.

The free, hour-long monthly program for 3-4 year-olds starts at 10AM on the first Tuesday of each month.  There will be story time, crafts, snacks, and take-home activities all about this month’s topic.

The programs are at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (694 Beech Hill Lane Hardeeville, SC 29927).

Each month, a different animal or method of conservation will be highlighted. Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 30387 have designed the monthly programs as their service project for completing the Bronze Award. The themes are:

February – Lady Bugs
March – Plants
April – Recycle
May – Baby Birds
June – Alligators
July – Sea Turtles
August – Spiders
September – Fish
October – Butterflies
November – Turkeys
December – Ducks

For more information, please contact Joel Vos at (843) 784-2468.

Learn more here.

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FREE REFUGE DISCOVERY DAY, March 11

Discover YOUR National Wildlife Refuge in Savannah/Hardeeville.

Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a day of free, family fun at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Visitor Center on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10AM-4PM.

Discovery Day will be filled with fun, wildlife-related educational activities for all ages.

Have you ever wondered what a biologist, a wildland firefighter, an archaeologist, a forester or a refuge manager does on a National Wildlife Refuge? This is your chance to learn! Learn about wildland fire with hands-on activities involving real fire equipment; try your luck at target shooting with a bow while learning about our Refuge hunt programs; gain a better understanding of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s role in protecting endangered species; learn why water management matters to wildlife on Savannah National Wildlfie Refuge; get close up with a variety of reptiles, and much more.

All activities will be at the Savannah NWR Visitor Center located at 694 Beech Hill Lane Hardeeville, SC (off U.S. 17, approximately 7 miles north of Savannah, GA and 7 miles south of Hardeeville, SC).

For more information on this rain or shine event, call 843-784-2468.

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex
694 Beech Hill Ln
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927

First Day Hike, Round 2 & FREE Colonial Faire & Muster @ Wormsloe Historic SIte

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Hike Wormsloe Colonial Faire & Muster 2016

First Day Hike, Round 2, Jan. 7, @ Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah 

For everyone not able to join on New Year’s Day, come on out to join for a second offering of the First Day Hike @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah.

This is the Savannah everyone wants to see. Come enjoy a beautiful hike along our scenic marsh and Moon River, to Battery Wimberly, a Civil War earthen fort. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes.

Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history.

Saturday, Jan. 7 10:30AM-Noon
Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Admissions – $4.50-$10

For more information, call 912-353-3023.

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Colonial Faire & Muster @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah 

Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler’s Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available for purchase.

Feb.3-Feb. 5
Fri. Feb 3, 2017 9AM-4 PM Cost: $4.50 – $10.
Sat. Feb 4, 2017 9AM-4 PM FREE
Sun. Feb 5, 2017 9 AM-4 PM FREE

For more information, call 912-353-3023.

Kids can win prizes with Scribble Art Studio’s Holiday Drawing Scavenger Hunt

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Holiday Scavenger Hunt Scribble Art studio Savannah things do with kids Super Awesome Holiday Drawing Scavenger Hunt with Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.

Keep your little ones busy this Holiday break with this fun FREE activity!

Earn 65 points or higher by completing the following doodles, post to Scribble Art Studio’s Facebook page here, and win a SURPRISE. Deadline: Jan. 1 2017.

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E 37th St, Savannah, Ga. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Holidays 2016: Santa escort through Wilmington & Whitemarsh islands

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Santa Whitemarsh Wilmington Fire Department Islands Fire Department will escort Santa through the Whitemarsh & Wilmington Island neighborhoods this weekend. Sat. & Sun. Dec. 17-18 from 1-5PM .

Get details here.

Santa Islands Fire Department Wilmington Whitemarsh Savannah

Whitemarsh Island Sat. Dec. 17 
Following the route posted below, Santa will be at the Whitemarsh Island Publix from 5:00-6:30pm for photos and to meet anyone they missed on their route.

Wilmington Island Sun. Dec. 18
Following the route posted below, Santa will be at the Wilmington Island Publix from 5-6:30pm for photos and to meet anyone they missed on their route.

Come join your Volunteer Firefighters and meet Santa this Saturday or Sunday!

FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Telfair Museums Free Family Day Jepson Savannah One Saturday Each Month from 1-4PM (unless otherwise noted)

 

Sunday, February 5
Super Museum Sunday / Nick Cave

Explore nontraditional approaches to making fine art! Meet and discover local artists and art groups making and promoting contemporary art in a wide array of media. Take part in this exciting, blossoming scene by make some art of your own!

Saturday, April 22
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Take this time to explore the museum, and the role it plays in our community. Create your own mini museum, take lots of pictures, or strike a pose found in one our selected works and have your picture taken!

Family Days are fun, educational and FREE! Enjoy hands on art projects, gallery exploration activities, story time and much more designed specifically for the entire family! Create DIY masterpieces, play art detective, or explore the ArtZeum, an interactive arts space. With gallery activities on our mobile Art Cart, everyone can get in on the art and the action. Each month will feature a different theme based on the museum’s changing exhibitions. Stop by a little while or stay for the entire afternoon-it’s all free. Come see what the fun is all about!

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

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Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours
3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $20

Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our 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 with us!

DECEMBER 15
The Tsars’ Cabinet, Russian Decorative Arts

JANUARY 19
PULSE: Tots and Technology

FEBRUARY 16
Nick Cave: Creative Costumes

REGISTER HERE.

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Drop-In Studio
Daily | 1-4pm
Jepson Center
FREE with museum admission

Unleash your creativity, and join Telfair Museums in their Jepson Center studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages! Work at your own pace and comfort level through an array of creative mediums such as watercolors, collage, calligraphy, origami, coloring books (for adults, too!), and much more. Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on-hand to answer questions and assist guests. Drop-In Studio are open all year round and perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver

Follow Telfair Museums on Facebook here. 

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Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

(Savannah Holidays 2017) FREE Holiday Family Movies @ Trustees Theater, Dec. 17

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

free holiday movies Savannah SCAD Trustees Theater You’re invited to these family-friendly holiday movies @ Trustees Theater in Savannah on Sat. Dec. 17 2016.

Trustees Theater
Saturday, Dec. 17
11AM, 3PM and 7PM

Trustees Theater will show these free screenings:

11AM Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
3PM ELF
7PM White Christmas

FREE cookies, candy canes, popcorn, and sodas. Please bring canned food to benefit Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

Doors open one hour before show time. Trustee’s Theater is @ 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah, 31401.

For more information about the events at Trustees Theater, call 912.525.5050 or click here.

Savannah Holidays 2016: Free Holiday Movies @ Lucas Theatre, Dec. 9 & 10, Savannah

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Wonderful Life in Savannah free movies The Lucas Theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah will show the following movies for free, but you’re asked to donate new toys, non-perishable items or pet supplies.

SCROOGED (FREE)
FRI. DEC. 9, 8PM
PRESENTED BY THE LUCAS THEATRE
In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Rated PG 13. 1 hour 41 minutes.

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (FREE)
SAT. DEC. 10, 8PM
PRESENTED BY THE LUCAS THEATRE
After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Rated PG. 2 hours and 15 minutes.

These are free screenings to benefit the Build a Bridge Foundation of Georgia, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, and the Humane Society of Greater Georgia. Admission is free, but we ask that you donate new toys to the Build a Bridge Foundation of Georgia, non-perishable items to the Second Harvest, or pet supplies to the Humane Society.

Savannah Holidays 2016: City of Savannah offering free holiday parking Thursdays & Fridays in December

Monday, November 21st, 2016

FREE HOLIDAY PARKING

The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday in December.

The first three hours in any city-owned garage is free. Any time over three hours is the daily rate.

Garages included: Bryan Street, Liberty Street, Robinson garage on Montgomery Street, State Street Garage and the Whitaker Street Garage.

Free Savannah FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition for ages 9-12

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Lego Robotics Competition Savannah 2016 Free Come to a free FIRST LEGO League (FLL) regional competition on Sat. Dec. 3 @ Savannah State University (SSU) for children ages 9-14.

The opening ceremonies will be at 7:30AM in King-Frazier student center before the competition starts in Willcox-Wiley at 8AM.

SSU’s College of Sciences and Technology (COST) coordinates the on-campus aspects of the event and provides volunteer mentors to the student competitors. The program is designed to get children ages 9-14 excited about science and technology. While it involves LEGO robotics, FLL also teaches teams to examine real-life problems and develop innovative solutions.

During the competition, students will program an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface, creating an innovative solution to a problem as part of their project. This year’s theme revolves around animal and human interaction. Players will have to solve various hypothetical challenges like shark shipment, animal conversation, service dog training, animal feeding, milking automation and more using problem solving and robotics engineering.

Winners will go on to higher level contests, culminating in the national showcase.

The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more here.

Savannah Holidays 2016: Holidays on Broughton

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Holidays on Broughton Santa Savannah

 

Experience the inaugural “Holidays on Broughton” festivities continuing each Saturday through Dec. 17.

The Broughton Street merriment includes the 50-foot Broughton Street holiday tree at the corner of Broughton and Bull Streets, seasonal music performances and Santa visits.

“Holidays on Broughton” also will include:

* Santa family visits and photos every Saturday through Dec. 17, 10AM-2PM underneath the holiday tree. To make your reservation for a photo with Santa, click HERE.

* Each Friday and Saturday night, 6-9:30PM, digital projections will illuminate holiday scenes and celebrate the restoration of the street.

* Each Saturday, 3-6PM, the stage will have scheduled performances to boast music, dance and demonstrations.

* There will also be a Punch & Judy’s pop-up children’s store at 25 E. Broughton St. Nov. 19-Dec. 24.

Throughout the whimsical holiday event, many shops along Broughton Street will offer extended hours of operation and holiday shopping incentives.

Holiday shopping is made easy with three hours of free parking Thursdays and Fridays in any city-owned parking garage, sponsored by the City of Savannah. Daily rates apply after the first three hours of free parking.

Garages included: Bryan Street, Liberty Street, Robinson garage on Montgomery Street, State Street Garage and the Whitaker Street Garage.

For more information on “Holidays on Broughton,” visit www.holidaysonbroughton.com.

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Schedule of Events

Photos with Santa
Each Saturday through December 17, from 10AM to 2PM at the corner of Broughton and Bull Streets.

To make your reservation for a photo with Santa, click HERE.

Art Projections
Each Friday and Saturday through Thursday, December 26, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Throughout “Holidays on Broughton,” bright, colorful and whimsical building projections will illuminate Broughton Street nightly. In celebration of Savannah’s original Main Street, the range of classic and modern projections will feature high-tech and immersive images from Broughton Street’s storied past.

Punch & Judy children’s boutique
Open on Broughton Street now and operating daily through Saturday, December 24

Musical Entertainment
Saturday, December 3, from 12 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Taking stage at the intersection of Broughton and Bull Streets, local Savannah musical groups – from the Savannah Country Day School jazz band and Parris Island Marine Band, to the Tell Scarlet band and The Wilde School of Music students – will provide holiday entertainment to the visitors and shoppers for a one-of-a-kind experience set against the backdrop of Broughton’s grand holiday tree. No other street in the area lights up with music, dance and celebration like Broughton Street for the nightly celebration that is “Holidays on Broughton.”

Savannah Holidays 2016: Tybee Lighthouse Christmas, Polar Bear Plunge

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Tybee Christmas Parade Free Events  

Floating Christmas Parade: Dec. 11 2016, 5:30PM 40 Estill Hammock Road, Tybee Island During high tide, boats will be festively floating: Start time: 5:30pm. Cost: Free to participants with a donation for Second Harvest Food Bank; $5 for spectators with a donation for Second Harvest Food Bank. Awards will be presented afterwards. Call 912-786-9857 for more information

A Lighthouse Christmas: December 10 & 17, 2016, 7PM. The Tybee Island Historical Society invites you to travel back through time and experience the sights and customs of Christmas at the Tybee Island Light Station in the days of their last Lighthouse Keeper and his family. This quaint depiction of holiday cheer in the 1930’s and 40’s illustrates the traditions of a simpler time by a small family whose closest, and sometimes only, neighbors were the military families of Fort Screven. Enjoy the twinkle of the Christmas Lights across the island from the top of the Lighthouse, carols, hot cider, candlelight. Time: 7PM $20 for Adults & $15 for children 5-17. Children 4 & younger are free. Call  912-786-5801 to reserve early as space is limited.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration: Dec. 31, 2016 Fireworks are set off from the Walter W. Parker Pier & Pavilion at midnight. Fireworks can be seen from the beach.

Tybee Polar Bear Plunge 2017 registration 17th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge @ Tybee Pier & Pavilion, 1 Tybrisa Street, Tybee Island: Jan. 1, 2017, 10AM

Dress up, have fun and jump into the Atlantic to celebrate the beginning of 2017.

Register @ http://tybeeposttheater.org. Adults, $25, Children, $15.  Registration includes an official long-sleeve 2017 Tybee Polar Plunge T-shirt.  Click HERE to register the whole family and select your T-shirt size.

Learn more here. 

Savannah Holidays 2016: Free Gingerbread Village @ Westin Savannah, Nov. 25-Dec. 30

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Westin Savannah Gingerbread Village 2016 Holidays Savannah

Bring your kids to the annual Gingerbread Village  at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

The 2016 Savannah Harbor Gingerbread Village theme is: “A Christmas Classic”

The Gingerbread Village will be on display in the Westin Savannah lobby from Nov. 25 – Dec. 30, 2016. The competition includes adult (18 & over) and student (17 & under) divisions,

Make the trip to see the Gingerbread Village (Nov. 25-Dec. 30) even more special by catching the free ferry from River Street to the Westin. Ferry schedule here.

Free and open to the public. (Please schedule large group visits in advance.) For more information call 912.201.2062 or email gingerbreadvillage@westin.com

In a partnership with the Savannah Harbor Foundation, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa will present a series of gingerbread demonstrations to prepare the community for the 2016 Gingerbread Village Competition Judging on November 21.

Location

Westin Savannah on Hutchinson Is.
1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31421

Enter the Gingerbread competition

Do you have a classroom or club that is looking to participate in the Gingerbread Village Competition? The Westin has gingerbread shells available. If you would like to reserve one please call: (912) 201-2062 or email gingerbreadvillage@westin.com.

Entry forms for the 2016 Savannah Harbor Foundation – Gingerbread Village Competition are due by 5PM on Nov. 18. Please send your entry form via email to: gingerbreadvillage@westin.com or fax entry form to: (912) 201-2074.

FREE HOLIDAY PARKING

The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday in December.

The first three hours in any city-owned garage is free. Any time over three hours is the daily rate.

Garages included: Bryan Street, Liberty Street, Robinson garage on Montgomery Street, State Street Garage and the Whitaker Street Garage.