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Free Savannah golf clinic for ages 5-12

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

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Free golf clinic for kids Saturday, Feb. 20 2021, Savannah

Bring your kids out to get a taste of golf!

If you don’t have clubs, don’t worry, The Golf Swing Studio will provide equipment.

Each clinic is 45-minutes in length. Each clinic is age appropriate with a maximum of 12 students in the class.

Registration is first come, first serve. To view all the Free Clinics available, visit www.A-Swing.com to view options and to register.

1PM: Free Clinic for ages 5 – 7 years old max students: 12
2PM: Free Clinic for ages 8 – 12 years old max students: 12
3PM: Free Clinic for ages 5 – 7 years old max students: 12
4PM: Free Clinic for ages 8 – 12 years old max students: 12

For more information, call: 912-704-8902 ask for Coach Paul or email: thegolfswingstudio@gmail.com

Free Savannah Junior Golf Clinic for ages 5-12
Hosted by The Golf Swing Studio
Sat. Feb.20 2021
1 Mary Calder Drive
Savannah, GA 31415

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Registration open for free Girls Who Code 2021 Savannah program

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Free Girls Code Savannah Chatham County

 

Girls Who Code Savannah is back! The free youth program will return with eight free virtual workshops starting Feb. 13 2021. Register online here.

Girls Who Code Clubs are meant for girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, and use Computer Science to change the world. Volunteer instructors provide a learning environment where young women are introduced to fundamental principles, technologies, and skills associated with computer programming and Internet technologies.

When young women join a Club, they are able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities and learn about inspiring role models. They then work in teams and use code to design and build a Girls Who Code Project that solves real-world problems.

Clubs are for young women attending public middle school (grades 6-8) in Chatham County. Whether your child is a beginner or a computer master, she is invited to join the movement. In order to participate, youth must have parent/guardian permission, a computer with internet connectivity, and access to Wi-fi.

When: The Club involves eight virtual sessions, which will meet every two weeks on Saturdays at 2:30PM.
Feb. 13, Feb, 27, March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22 2021.

Space for this program is limited. Therefore, Girls Who Code Savannah asks that those interested in participating make a commitment to attending all eight sessions. If an interested party cannot be present for all sessions due to other commitments or conflicts, the program volunteers ask that you please wait until the next round of sessions is offered and allow someone who can fully participate in the program an opportunity for acceptance in this round of sessions.

Where: Workshops will be held virtually via Google Classroom. Information regarding the Google Classroom and specific sessions will be sent after registration.

Registration: Visit The Creative Coast’s Girls Who Code page here and fill out a quick registration form.

Free, Virtual Emory Math Circle for middle & high school students

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Free Emory Math Circle

Due to COVID-19 and based on guidance from Emory University, Emory Math Circle for middle and high school students will be held virtually for Spring 2021 – which means students in Chatham County & the Lowcountry can take part.

Lessons will be forty minutes long and held over Zoom.

Emory Math Circle is a free math enrichment program for middle and high school students (grades 6 – 12). The goal is to teach students how to think both logically and creatively while sparking and developing in them a passion for mathematics. Different levels of classes are offered, each of which meets six times per semester. Instructors are all PhD students and faculty at Emory and Georgia Tech.

Register online & learn more here.

(Hilton Head Is. Playgrounds) Adventure Playground @ Lowcountry Celebration Park

Monday, January 18th, 2021

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There’s a new outdoor kid-friendly spot on Hilton Head Is: Adventure Playground @ Lowcountry Celebration Park.

Lowcountry Celebration Park – which opened in December 2020 – includes Adventure Playground for kids, a discovery trail, pavilion and lawn for festivals, exercise stations, Wi-Fi, restrooms. The Sandbox Children’s Museum is set to move there, too, from its current location later this year.

Lowcountry Celebration Park is located off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot.

The spacious Adventure Playground features a giant ship complete with mist cannons.

Adventure Playground is open from sunrise to sunset. Restroom facilities at the Park close at 10PM.

Parking is available in the Coligny Beach Parking Lot, the parking lot off Nassau Street or onstreet parking on Nassau Street.

Playground Water Feature: The Adventure Playground has a water feature. This feature will become operational once after requirements for permits are completed.

Find more things do with kids while on Hilton Head Is. here. 

Super Museum Sunday 2021 postponed until May

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

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Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday – traditionally held in February – will be May 2 2021. Super Museum Sunday is when museums & historical sites offer free admission.

On May 2, 2021, explore more than 50 museums and historic sites in person and online during a unique Super Museum Sunday experience.

Pandemic-related capacity and programming restrictions apply.

Learn more here.

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Colonial Faire & Muster 2019 Savannah free events Super Museum Sunday

Colonial Faire and Muster 2021

February 2021 @ Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah  31406.
Explore Wormsloe State Historic Site during weekends in February as audiences of all ages enjoy special living-history programs and demonstrations in an historic outdoor setting. Pandemic-related capacity limitations will apply, and some programs may have fees attached.
Details here. 

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Georgia Day Parade 2021, Savannah

Feb. 12, 2021. Part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony by James Edward Oglethorpe.
The COVID-19 pandemic requires an alternative to the traditional parade. Georgia students will have the opportunity to celebrate Georgia Day in other ways.

Learn more here.

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Telfair Museums’ PULSE Festival includes virtual kids workshops, free family weekend, Savannah

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

PULSE Technology Festival Telfair Museums Savannah Jepson

Telfair Museums’ PULSE festival returns in hybrid form for pandemic times Jan. 27-31 2021 with exhibitions at the Jepson Center in Savannah, virtual lectures by featured artists, a curator’s tour, workshop, and a free admission weekend.

Find the PULSE festival 2021 schedule and registration links here. 

Kid-friendly PULSE events include:

Jan. 28 2021

11AM | PULSE Virtual Artists Tech Talks for Students with David Gumbs
David Gumbs will present an informal talk for students focusing on his journey and development as an artist. Open to students grades 4 through college by registration.

6PM | PULSE Virtual STEM Chat with Diana Eng and Natalie Zee Drieu
Get inspired and ready to jump start STEM at home with a presentation by two amazing designers, parents and hosts of the web video series STEM Chat. Natalie Zee Drieu is former editor in chief of CRAFT magazine, blogger at coquette.blogs.com and Adafruit Industries, with an extensive background in design and technology. Diana Eng is founding member of maker group NYC Resistor, a fashion designer who rose to national attention on Season 2 of Project Runway, author of Fashion Geek and a previous lecturer at PULSE. Join these two creative moms for great tips on exploring STEM content with young people at home!

Jan. 29 – 31 2021

10AM-5PM | PULSE Free Family Weekend at the Jepson Center
Enjoy a three-day weekend of free admission to the Jepson Center to explore all of the new interactive art for PULSE and other current exhibitions. Hands-on art making kits will be available for families to pick up in the Jepson Center atrium.

Jan. 29 2021

2PM | PULSE Virtual Curator’s Tour
Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme for a live virtual walk through of current PULSE projects at the Jepson Center.

Jan. 30 2021

9:30AM | PULSE Youth Workshop: Make a Solar Oven!
(Grades 4-8) Presented by the Society of Women Engineers- Savannah Coastal Empire Chapter
Turn a pizza box into a solar oven to heat a slice or make a snack. Parental supervision is required. Limit 20 participants. A supply list will be sent in advance to all participants. Most are simple supplies you can find at home. Register online here. 

9:30AM | PULSE Virtual STEM Youth Workshop: Making Ice Cream with Science!
(Grades 3-12) Presented by Society of Women Engineers – Savannah Coastal Empire Chapter
Learn how to use science to make ice cream in 10 minutes. Limit 20 participants. A supply list of simple supplies that can be found at home will be sent in advance. Register online here. 

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Find the PULSE festival 2021 schedule and registration links here. 

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Savannah Daytrips: Hide-and-seek game for handmade glass floats on Jekyll Island during Jan., Feb. 2021

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Island Treasures Jekyll Island 2017 Daytrips Savannah

The hunt is on.

Find your Island Treasure now through Feb. 28 2021.

Every year, Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create exquisite, handworked glass floats 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. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide clear globes around the island for lucky guests to find and redeem for a real glass float. Gather your friends and family to search for globes that can be exchanged for dazzling handcrafted glass floats.

Jekyll Island Guest Information Center
901 Downing Musgrove Causeway
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Learn more about Island Treasures here.

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

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Parent-and-me Kindermusik Savannah classes are free for newborns up to 10 weeks old

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

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Join Kindermusik Savannah with your tiniest music maker- weekly classes are totally free for babies up to ten weeks old! Text NEWBORN to 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik Savannah playdates

Kindermusik monthly playdates will be on Saturday, January 23 for ages 0-7. Join us at 10am or 11am. Each child receives a Kindermusik instrument/prop, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $5 coupon.

Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com . Spaces limited!

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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Free entrance to National Parks & Monuments on MLK Jr. Day 2021

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

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Free entrance to National Parks & Monuments on MLK Jr. Day 2021.

In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Service sites will have free admission for everyone on Monday, January 18, 2021, as the first fee free day of the year.

Parks around the Savannah-area include:

Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Sumter National Monument

Details here. 

Bike trails in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbia, Bluffton

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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Augusta Canal Bike Trail

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Augusta Canal Bike Trail

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If the newest portion of Savannah’s Truman Linear Park Trail has sparked your family’s biking interest, here are some trails to check out next time you visit Atlanta, Augusta, Ga., Columbia SC or Bluffton SC. We hit each of these over winter break 2020 and look forward to returning again in spring. Pack a lunch, bring plenty of water and enjoy the ride.

Augusta Canal Trail

Augusta Canal’s wide, level towpath, once used by mules to pull canal boats to the Canal headgates, runs between the canal and the Savannah River. This roughly 7.5 mile packed-dirt trail is a must-do bike ride on your next Augusta visit. There are also kayaking and mountain bike trail options. We parked at the north end of the trail, where there’s free parking, restrooms, and drinking fountain in Savannah Rapids Park (3300 Evans to Locks Rd., Martinez) as well as bike rental.

Other ways to access this trail include:

*Near the southern end of the trail, take Broad Street from downtown Augusta west to Goodrich Street and turn right. Continue about a mile to a parking lot at the pumping station adjacent to the King and Sibley mills.

*Lake Olmstead Trailhead (1 Milledge Road) has parking, restrooms, drinking fountains, and a picnic area.

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Three Rivers Greenway Columbia SC biking Savannah daytrip

Three Rivers Greenway

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Three Rivers Greenway, Columbia SC

Three Rivers Greenway consists of 12.5 miles of scenic lighted and paved trails and boardwalks that run along the riverbanks where the Saluda, Broad and Congaree rivers meet.

Two of these multi-use trails connect – the West Columbia Riverwalk and the Cayce Riverwalk – and run along the Congaree River. Think covered boardwalks, winding tree-lined trails, wayside exhibits as well as picnic tables along the water. Find free parking options for this section here.

A third trail – Granby and Riverfront parks- is on the opposite side of the Congaree River, the City of Columbia side. Free parking for this section and public restrooms are available at Riverfront Park (312 Laurel St. Columbia), where there’s a popular, scenic 2.5 miles section of the Three Rivers Greenway that runs from the park between the Congaree River and Historic Columbia Canal.

(While perhaps not officially part of the trail, the Gervais Street Bridge could be used by riders who want to ride both the West Columbia/Cayce Riverwalks and the Riverfront-Granby park trails)

Also part of Three Rivers Greenway is Saluda Riverwalk (650 Candi Lane, Columbia), a 3-mile stretch along the Lower Saluda River near Riverbanks Zoo, from I-26 to the Broad River. It’s unclear whether this section is officially open. This section is not yet connected to Three Rivers Greenway.

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Big Creek Greenway, near Atlanta

Our favorite bike trail near Atlanta due to the natural, peaceful setting, Big Creek Greenway  is a roughly 8-mile multi-use concrete trail in the Alpharetta and Roswell areas. There’s a wetland area, bridges, plenty of fallen trees that provide a place to rest and eat lunch. There’s also a mountain bike option.

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Silver Comet Trail, near Atlanta

The Silver Comet Trail is in Smyrna, about 13 miles northwest of Atlanta. It is one of Atlanta’s most popular bike trails and also the most crowded. You could take this ride from Atlanta suburbs to Alabama. (We did not!) It connects to the 33-mile long Chief Ladiga Trail. The combined Silver Comet and Chief Ladgita trails are more than 90 miles long from Smyrna to Alabama.

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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, Bluffton SC

A mere hour drive from Savannah, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is an easy getaway from Savannah to bike amid nature on 14 miles of hiking and biking trails. The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset daily.

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Three Rivers Greenway

Savannah’s Best Home Holiday Light Displays

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

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Check out SouthernMamas.com Best Home Holiday Lights/Decorations list for 2020 for the Greater Savannah area:

Find more fun family Holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry in SouthernMamas.com Holiday Events 2020.

Free Kindermusik Savannah classes on Dec. 29

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

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Join  Kindermusik Savannah for two completely FREE Kindermusik classes, open to the public, on Tuesday, December 29th.

To celebrate the closing of another year filled with love, laughter and learning through music, Kindermusik will hold two classes, followed by a sweet treat afterwards.

Classes are by enrollment only and spaces will be extremely limited.

Once the classes fill, they will be closed.

Registration is required and available online at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Class is open to ages 0-7 and their caregiver. Both classes to be held at our Bloomingdale studio. Choose between Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 10AM or 11AM. Text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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(Savannah holidays 2020) Free Live Nativity & Petting Zoo in Georgetown

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Live Nativity Savannah 2020 Petting Zoo Free Chatham County Christmas

Free Live Nativity, Petting Zoo @ Bloom & Grow Open Market
14 Brasseler Blvd, Savannah, GA 31419 (Georgetown)
Fri. Dec 18 2020, 4:30-7PM and Sat. Dec. 19 2020 Noon-7pm
Free & open to the public

You’re invited to a live Nativity and petting zoo this weekend Fri and Sat. Dec. 18 & 19 2020.

Sing along with Christmas carolers as you take a leisure stroll through the market. Children will have an opportunity to pet live animals and families can take photos of the manger scene. Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served. Coffee will be available.

Craft tables set up for children. Marilyn Youmans school of dance will perform between 2- 2:45PM on Sat. Dec. 19.

Food will be available for purchase @ a food truck.

Questions? Email bloomandgrowmarket@gmail.com

Singing Santa in Isle of Hope, Savannah

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Singing Santa in Isle of Hope, Savannah

Singing Santa will travel through Isle of Hope on Sun. Dec. 20 2020 collecting socks for the homeless beginning at 6PM.  Listen for the signing to find him.

Rain day is Mom. Dec. 21 2020.

(Free events) Santa Fire Truck drive-by visits in Savannah, Isle of Hope, Islands, Bluffton

Friday, December 11th, 2020

Local fire departments will have their annual Santa fire truck convoy through certain neighborhoods during the 2020 Holiday Season in Savannah, Wilmington Is. & Bluffton.

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Islands Fire Santa Truck 2020

Islands Fire on Wilmington Island will escort Santa with their full fleet again in 2020 as firefighters help deliver candy canes and holiday cheer.

Date will be as follows: 12/12/20 – Wilmington Island | 12/13/20 – Whitemarsh & Talahi Islands.

Please use the maps here as reference for the routes. Also find interactive maps for a closer view here.

Live tracking of Santa and the Fleet will be available on the days from this page.

General safety guidelines for event:
– Please wear a mash whenever possible.
– Avoid large group gatherings and maintain a 6′ distance from other parties.
– Please enjoy the convoy from a distance if you or anyone in your household are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

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Isle of Hope/Dutch Island Santa Fire Truck 2020

The Isle of Hope Volunteer Fire Department transport Santa around Isle of Hope and Dutch Island Sat. Dec. 12 2020, 1-3PM. The truck will leave the station at 1PM, head down Paxton Drive and around IOH. Then the convoy will travel to Dutch Island.

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Southside Santa Fire Truck 2020

Southside Fire’s Montgomery Division will have their annual Santa Truck detail when Santa visits various Savannah neighborhoods on a firetruck.

The 2020 Southside Santa firetruck holidays dates and route:
Dec. 20-Whitfield Ave.
Dec. 21-Ferguson Ave
Dec. 22-Burnside Island

Southside Fire will post updates and additional information here leading up to the event and during the event. This will include departure times from the station and their starting point for each area.

This will allow you to plan out an approximate time in which Santa should be coming to your neighborhood.

Free & open to the public.

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Bluffton SC Santa Truck 2020

The Bluffton Fire Santa Truck will visit various Bluffton SC neighborhoods during the 2020 Holiday season Nov. 30-Dec. 17.

Santa will ride nightly on the dates listed in the schedule above between 6-8:30PM, depending on weather.

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Find more Savannah-Lowcountry Holiday Happenings 2020 in our Event Calendar. 

Holiday crafts: Gingerbread bird house

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Love, love, love this use for those store-brought gingerbread kits: Substitute peanut butter for frosting and nuts, seeds, and fruits for candy, and you have an adorable house built for birds.

This comes to you from LiveSeasoned.com.