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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 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.

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

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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



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. 


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.

207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Jepson Center for the Arts, 912-790-8800 or visit Telfair Museums is a 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.



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. 

207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401



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

Follow Telfair Museums on Facebook here. 

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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. March  2 2017 @ 6PM.

Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email


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

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

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


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.


Call 912-355-2267 or email

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
Read this week’s e-letter here. 

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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


Sandbox Museum Winter Hours

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

Mon. Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr Day

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

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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)
Sun Jan 8
3.30-5PM Mathnasium of Pooler (Publix center near Seasons of Japan)
Fri Jan 13
4-5.30PM Mathnasium of Savannah Islands: (next to Polka Dots)
Sun Jan 15
3.30-5PM Mathnasium of Bluffton: (near Publix off Buck Island Road)

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

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.

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

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


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

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

MOPS Savannah Rincon Pooler
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.