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FREE Spanish kids’ Drop-In classes during October 2017 in Savannah, Richmond Hill

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Free Spanish drop-in classes kids Richmond Hill

Kids’ Spanish Exchange in Savannah is celebrating their first year in business by offering FREE Drop-In Spanish kids classes for the rest of October 2017. Just show up. No registration required.

Even better: Kids’ Spanish Exchange just added 2 special drop-in classes in Richmond Hill which will be included in this freebie special.

Drop-in classes:

Savannah: Kids Spanish Exchange offers regular drop-in classes (no pre-registration required) 10:30AM Mondays & 3:30PM Saturdays for ages 18-mths. & older at the Savannah location,  2305 Habersham St., Savannah 31401 (@ Ms. Amy’s School of Music). No registration required.

Richmond Hill: Kids Spanish Exchange will offer two FREE Drop-In classes @ ATA Martial Arts, 11262 Ford Ave.
10AM Tues. Oct. 24
10AM Tues. Oct. 31
No registration required. Just show up!


Visit Kids Spanish Exchange Facebook page HERE for FREE Spanish learning resources for kids.

Kids Spanish Exchange is a advertiser 

FREE fitness self-defense classes, Savannah

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

free fitness self-defense workout KATMA Savannah

Who is ready for a free workout?

The Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts (KATMA) in Savannah will host FREE fitness-based self-defense sessions.

The free workout will be Oct. 24-26 2017 (Tues., Wed. & Thurs.) Attend just one or all three days. These classes are fun & free.

Class size is limited to 15 people. Please RSVP.  Call (912) 495-8693.

Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts
210 W. Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 495-8693


KATMA also offers affordable, martial-art themed children’s birthday parties & a variety of martial arts & self-defense classes for all ages.

Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts, 210 W. Victory Dr., Savannah, GA 31405, (912) 495-8693 Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts is a advertiser 

Savannah Halloween 2017: FREE Trunk ‘r’ Treat @ Calvary Day School

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Savannah Halloween events trunk or treat Calvary Day School


You’re invited to: Trunk ‘r’ Treat 2017 @ Calvary Day School on Waters Avenue at 63rd St.

4-6PM Sun. Oct. 29 @ Calvary’s MC Anderson Football Field.

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah 31404, Lower School tel: 912-351-2299; Upper School tel: 912-644-5080 email On Facebook here. On Twitter here.  Follow Calvary Day School on Instagram here.  Calvary Day School is a advertiser 


For more Halloween Family Fun, visit our Savannah Fall Fun Guide 2017. 

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Autumn Gardenfest @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Autumn Gardenfest Georgia Coastal Botanical Gardens 2017 Savannah

Autumnfest @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah
Fri. Oct. 27: Noon to 4PM
Sat. Oct. 28: 9AM to 3PM

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens fall event is back to celebrate and addressing everything for your garden!

A per-vehicle parking fee is charged. After parking, you have free access to the Gardens and seminars during this seasonal event. Choose to attend on either of two days and attend free gardening seminars in the Visitor Center (see schedule here).

In the grassed Event Field, browse vendors for garden-related items, including plants (fall is the best time to plant perennials, trees and shrubs in our region).

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. 912-921-5460,, On Facebook here




(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Isle of Hope Art and Music Fest 2017 Savannah Fall FestivalsEnjoy the annual Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest on historic Isle of Hope, Savannah on Sat. Oct. 21, 2017. The Art Show will be 10AM-5PM at the Isle of Hope Marina, Bluff Drive and Paxton Park.

Live music will be 10:30AM to 8PM at the Dockworks Stage at the Isle of Hope Marina, as well as 11AM and 4PM at the Shear Elegance Salon Acoustic Corner in Paxton Park.

More than 100 local Savannah area artists and vendors will be on the Isle of Hope Marina Pavilion, alongside Bluff Drive as well as Paxton Park. There will be a variety of jewelry, ceramics, watercolor and acrylic paintings, wood turning, fiber arts and more.

All artisans are local or from the greater Savannah area.

Live music performances at the Dockworks stage in Isle of Hope Marina by folk and blues performers The Brawner Boys, local favorite Savannah Songwriter Andrew Gill & Steven Gerard, new album release artist The Isaac Smith Band, Alternative Country band and GA Music Award/Georgia Country Award winners Lyn Avenue, and headliner Stewart & Winfield.

New to the festival this year: The Shear Elegance Salon Acoustic Corner in Paxton Park with talented entertainers Markus
Kuhlmann and Chyann Rose.

The Fest includes plenty of food in cooperation with the Savannah Food Truck Festival.

Fest activities include Mathnasium’s giant chess, connect 4 & Jenga in Paxton Park. There will also be a carnival booth with prize wheel and games; multiple corn hole stations; the annual Isle of Hope Baptist Church thrift sale, pumpkin patch and Halloween costume contest. Isle of Hope Elementary School will showcase their students’ STEAM accomplishments.

Learn more here.

(Hilton Head Is. family/children events) Spookalicious Halloween event & FREE Family Fun Night

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Island

Spookalicious Halloween 2017 Event

10AM–5PM Sat. Oct. 28 | AT THE SANDBOX

Let’s have a Spookalicious playdate and give those Halloween costumes a trial run! Bring your ghost and goblins to The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. on Sat. Oct. 28 for themed crafts and activities, a Halloween Scavenger Hunt for treatsand Halloween cookie decorating.

Regular exhibits and activities will also be available for learning and exploration.

Space and activities will be limited in the event of rain. First come, first serve. Sorry coupons not valid for this special event.

Cost: $5/person 12 months and older
(Younger than 12 months FREE)

Learn more here. 

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a advertiser


FREE Family Fun Night


5:30–7:30PM Fri. Nov. 3  | AT THE SANDBOX

Supported by The Bargain Box

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.  to explore museum exhibits free of charge. Weather permitting, guest can also enjoy our outdoor playscapes like the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks. Inside kids can make a crafty treat. Light refreshments available while they last.






(Halloween 2017 events) Campground Trick-or-Treating @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Halloween events Savannah trunk treat costume contestYou are invited to bring your costumed kids to Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah for the annual Campground Trick-or-Treating, Sat. Oct. 28 2017, 2PM.

Bring your ghost, ghoul, princess or costumed little one out for an afternoon of trick-or-treating through the park campground. Arrive at 1:30PM to enjoy games, crafts and fun before everyone heads into the campground.

Cost: $5 parking.Bring cash for faster entry.

For info call: 912-598-2300.

More Fall 2017 Skidaway Is. State Park Events

Evening Bat Lecture and Hike
Sat. Oct 28, 2017, 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem. Come learn more about these amazing animals and take a short hike to see them glide through the sky in their natural habitat.
Cost $5 parking. Bring cash for faster entry.

Calls of the Wild- Dusk Hike
Sat. Oct 21, 2017, 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park , Savannah
Hit the trails right before dark to hear all the animals that call right before the darkness of night sets in. The guided hike will be about a mile hike and typically last an hour.
Cost: $5 parking. Bring cash for faster entry.

Pups ‘n’ Trucks Food Truck Carnival
Sun. Nov. 12, 11AM-3 PM
Join your favorite food trucks, pet boutiques and animal shelters for this fun event made for dogs and their owners. Plenty of trails, picnic tables and fresh air for the whole family.
Cost: $5 Parking Pass – Bring cash for faster entry.
Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Georgia 31411



(Savannah Dentists) Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry @ Wilmington Is. Farmers’ Market, Oct. 7

Friday, September 29th, 2017


Pediatric Dentists Savannah Krista Hinchey Dogwood Smiles

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry – a new Savannah pediatric dentist practice – will celebrate World Smile Day Sat. Oct. 7 – @ Wilmington Island Farmers Market.

Come celebrate World Smile Day with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and lots of fun & crafts, 9AM – 1PM Sat. Oct. 7. Dogwood’s board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey will give out free goodies & have a coloring contest for the kids to win prizes.  Plus, food vendors, artisans & much more.

Wilmington Is. Farmer’s Market is @
Islands High School
170 Whitemarsh Island Rd
Savannah, Ga. 31410

About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry,, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a advertiser 

Free showing of ‘Backpack Full of Cash’ documentary, Savannah

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Backpack full of cash public schools documentary Savannah JEA free Free showing of  Backpack Full of Cash public schools documentary, Savannah
Tues. Oct. 17 2017
FREE & Open to the public
5111 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Narrated by Matt Damon, Backpack Full of Cash explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children.

Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, it takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where public education — starved of resources — hangs in the balance.

The doors open at 6. The screening will start at 6:45, and will be followed by a panel discussion.
This screening is provided free to the public through generous donations from:
Otha Thornton
Julie Wade
Teresa Watson with The Savannah Federation of Teachers
The Roma Family

Savannah Halloween events: FREE Bat Spooktacular @ Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex

Sunday, September 24th, 2017


Join Nancy Owen from Gryphon Den Creatures of the Night for a presentation about the importance of a “spooky” but misunderstood creature: the bat on Sat. Oct. 28, 1-3PM @ Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex. 

Nancy’s program, “Creatures of the Night”, focuses on our Earth’s vital need for biodiversity. She will address the physical adaptations of nocturnal bats, human impacts on bat habitats, and the importance of bats as an insect predator in the lowcountry. Nancy will also have her Big Brown Bats, Batman and Radar, along for you to meet!

There will also be bat-themed arts and crafts available to take home.

No need to RSVP, and the event is FREE! If you like, you can make a donation to the Gryphon Den to help them with rehabilitation and education programming.

Location:  Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Headquarters
694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC 29927


FREE Young Explorers Club

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 next one is Oct. 3 2017, 10-11AM. Theme: Butterflies.

Due to high demand, please RSVP by contacting Education Coordinator Joel Vos at 843-784-2468, or email** (Be prepared with a contact phone number, and the number of children in your party)

There are 15 spaces for children are open on a first-come, first-served basis. If more than 15 sign up, a second session will be added at 11:30AM.

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. Themes are:

January – Bald Eagles
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, call (843) 784-2468.

Learn more here. 



Free Reptiles Alive! kids’ program, Savannah

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Free Savannah children's events Reptiles Alive!


FREE Reptiles Alive! @ The Club at Savannah Harbor
Sat. Oct. 21 2017, 10AM-4PM

Bring the kids to this all-day event at the Westin on Hutchinson Is. in Savannah highlightng the rich reptilian fauna that surround us on the souteast coast. Lectures, tours and exhibits. Variety of native reptiles on display with exhibitors educating on how they benefit our environment.

The event is free & open to the public
*There will be VIP tickets available for those who enjoy special lectures and a guided tour of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuge.

Featuring displays, animals and/or educational information from:
Skidaway Island State Park
The Orianne Society
UGA – Savannah Institute of Oceanography
UGA – Savannah River Ecology Labratory
The Lowcountry Institute
Caretta Research Project
The Georgia Reptile Society
The Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges and more!

Information: Call Anne at (912) 667-5382. Learn more here. 

Location: The Club at Savannah Harbor
2 Resort Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31421


Find more free Savannah family events here. 

Free musical exploration with Savannah Children’s Museum educators @ Live Oak Public Library

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

free Jazz musical exploration Savannah Live Oak Public Library

Explore the musical genre of Jazz @ free programs for kids with Savannah Children’s Museum educators @ Live Oak Public Library branches in October 2017.

Dive into the genre’s unique rhythms, instruments, and sounds while reflecting on how the music makes you feel inside. What mood does it set? What stories are being told? Self-expression is encouraged through a jazz-inspired art activity. Get moving and grooving.

Where & When:

Weds., Oct. 11
4:30 p.m.
Garden City Library
104 Sunshine Ave,
Garden City, GA 31405

Tues., Oct. 17
4:30 p.m.
Port City Library
3501 Houlihan Ave,
Savannah, GA 31408

Weds., Oct. 18
1:00 p.m.
Tybee Library
405 Butler Avenue,
Tybee Island, GA 31328

Thurs., Oct. 19
4:00 p.m.
Islands Library
50 Johnny Mercer Blvd,
Savannah, GA 31410

Tues., Oct. 24
4:30 p.m.
Pooler Library
216 South Rogers St,
Pooler, GA 31322

Weds., Oct. 25
4:30 p.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library
7 Mall Annex,
Savannah, GA 31406

Thurs., Oct. 26
4:00 p.m.
Southwest Chatham Library
14097 Abercorn St,
Savannah, GA 31419

Tues., Nov. 7
4:00 p.m.
W. W. Law Library
909 East Bolton St,
Savannah, GA 31401

Savannah moms groups: Halloween Open House with MOMS Club

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Halloween Open House Moms Club Savannah

Connect with other moms in Savannah. Come to the Halloween Open House with MOMS Club of Savannah, Ga.,  Thurs., Oct. 26 @ 10AM @ Daffin Park (Fenced Playground) in Savannah.

Bring your little ghouls and join the group at Daffin Park for food and fun. Learn about all MOMS Club of Savannah, Ga has to offer. Snacks will be served. Don’t forget your costume!

MOMS Club is a group dedicated to the support of stay-at-home moms. This is not solely a group for playdates. The club is run by members and collectively plan weekly activities, both in the morning and afternoons.

For more info, email

Location: Daffin Park fenced playground
1 Waring Dr, Savannah (corner of Waters & Washington Ave)
Date: Thurs. Oct. 26, 10AM

Interested in MOMS Club of Savannah but can’t make the event?Learn more about the group here. 



Savannah Halloween 2017 events: Trunk or Treat & Halloween Costume Contest @ Trinity Lutheran Church

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Halloween events Savannah trunk treat costume contest Trinity Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat 2017

Sat Oct. 28 2017 6-8PM. 

Bring the kids to the annual Trunk or Treat! Spooky games begin at 6PM Sat. Oct. 28. There will be a bouncy house, cotton candy and sno-cones for kids of all ages.
Dress up the little ones for the Costume Contest. Age categories: 1 and under, 2-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-10 years and 11 years and up.

Registration is required so stop by the Information Booth and pick up a sticker for your child.

The Grand Marshall will lead the Costume Parade starting at 7PM. Winners will be announced following the parade.

Visit the church’s Sunday School table and enter a drawing for a brand new bicycle. One entry per family and you do not have to be present to win. Be sure to enter our Trunk Decorating Competition. Grand prize valued over $100 and includes a photography package for your family.

Trunk set up begins at 5PM. Be sure to bring your own candy to distribute.

Register by calling (912) 656-6511.

Hot dog combo available for purchase. Food will be located in the Social Hall.

For more information contact Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd, Savannah, GA 31419. (912) 925-4839



Free Admission Day @ Tybee Lighthouse

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Free admission Tybee Lighthouse 2017 Savannah Free Admission Day @ Tybee Lighthouse on Mon. Oct. 2 2017 9AM-4:30PM

Enjoy a day visiting the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia during the celebration of its 150 years of leading ships safely into port!

Tybee Lighthouse
30 Meddin Ave
Tybee Island, GA 31328



Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs: Top natural sleep remedies for kids

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017


Top natural remedies/sleep aids for children gaia herbs

Traditional Golden Milk

We’ve all been there. Bedtime, but the kids are beyond energetic and you need to calm them and get them ready for sleep.

Especially since we all know one of the most important things we can do for our kids is to make sure they get enough sleep. So what are some natural remedies to make sure our kids get a good slumber?

Dr. Mary Bove – a well-known herbalist, author and naturapathic physician – will give a free talk in Savannah next week on the topic of Sleep Well, Stay Well. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this lecture in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM @ Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium in Savannah. caught up with her via phone to chat about top herbal remedies/aids to help children relax & calm down before bedtime. As the medical educator @ Gaia Herbs, Mary had plenty of herbal soporific secrets to share.

Top Natural Sleep Remedies for Kids

  • Chamomile and Lemon Balm are known for their calming and soothing properties. Think teas, syrups, extracts.
  • Linen spray. Spray those pillows & sheets with a soothing scent like lavender.
  • Golden Milk. Mary points out that Gaia Herbs has oodles of recipes on their Web site here including a recipe for Traditional Golden Milk.  With tumeric, honey, saffron & more, it is a kid-friendly favorite. Oh, and just in case you need more incentive to attend Mary’s talk in Savannah, there will be free samples of Golden Milk.
  • Soothing bath with calming lavender oil, chamomile flowers sprinkled in the water.


How much sleep does my child need?

Here are the guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation

  • Newborns 0 to 3 months should sleep 10 1/2 to 18 hours a day, but they don’t have a regular schedule. They may sleep from a few minutes to several hours at one time.
  • Babies 4 to 11 months should start to sleep through the night, for 9 to 12 hours at a time. They should also take naps throughout the day, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Toddlers 1 to 2 years need about 11 to 14 hours a day. Most of this should happen at night, but they should also take a nap (or naps) during the day.
  • Children 3 to 5 should get 11 to 13 hours a night. Their naps should get shorter and happen less often. Most kids don’t nap past age 5.
  • Kids 6 to 13 need 9 to 11 hours of shuteye. Homework and electronic devices keep kids busy at this age, so it’s important to set a sleep schedule and enforce a regular bedtime routine.
  • Teenagers 14 and up need 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Their circadian rhythms shift around the time they hit puberty, so they may find it hard to fall asleep as early as they used to.


Learn more

FREE Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, herbalist, author and naturapathic physician will speak in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM

Topic: Sleep Well, Stay Well: Creating a Healthy Day/Night Cycle for Optimal Wellness.
By Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this Lecture with Dr. Mary Bove, one of the pioneers of the herbal resurgence that began in the 1970’s. Dr. Bove has more than 40 years of herbal experience, with 25 as a naturopathic physican & midwife.  Read her bio here and read more about lecture here.

Free Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs
Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium
305 Fahm St. (Behind Savannah Visitor Center)
Free parking at Coastal Georgia Center
Tues. Sept. 26| 7-9PM
Dr. Mary Bove is a pioneer in modern herbalism in the West. A naturopathic physician, she is the Director of Medicinal Education for Gaia Herbs.

Call Brighter Day Natural Foods at 912-236-4703 to register.

Dr. Bove is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants, and co-authored Herbs for Women’s Health and has been published in many magazines, journals and collaborative books on botanical and natural medicine.
She has lectured and taught internationally on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, traditional food medicine and mind-body healing.


Shop local. Shop Brighter Day Natural Foods Market,

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703,,  On Facebook here. On twitter here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a advertiser.