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Savannah Chick Hatchery 2019

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

chick 2012FREE Chick Hatchery 

The beloved 4-H Chick Hatchery tradition will be at Savannah Mall for 2019.

This favorite FREE Savannah Easter tradition, the Chick Hatchery, will start Wed. April 17 and run through Fri. April 19 2019 10AM-8PM, indoors near the Easter Bunny at Savannah Mall.

Kids of all ages can watch the chicks emerge from their eggs and hold a newly hatched chick. For more than two decades, Chatham County Cooperative Extension 4-H has run the hands-on display hatchery during the Easter season. (912) 652-7981 Kids of all ages can watch the chicks emerge from their eggs and hold a newly hatched chick.

For more than two decades, Chatham County Cooperative Extension has run the hands-on display hatchery during the Easter season.

(Please note the hatchery is at the Savannah Mall in 2019, not the Oglethorpe Mall where it was in 2017.)

Easter Egg Hunts 2019 in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Bloomingdale, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Easter Egg Hunts 2019 Savannah Chick HatcheryEaster Egg Hunts 2019

SouthernMamas.com Easter Egg Hunts Guide 2019 includes free egg hunts, Easter festivities in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Bloomingdale, Hilton Head Is.

The annual Savannah chick hatchery, where kids can hold newly hatched chicks, will be @ Savannah Mall.  For more than two decades, Chatham County Cooperative Extension 4-H has run the free, hands-on display hatchery during the Easter season.

Get all the Easter Egg Hunt & Chick Hatchery details here.

FREE St. Patrick’s Day admission to the Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Sandbox Children's Museum St. Patrick's Day Hilton Head Parade 2019

Headed down to Pope Avenue for Hilton Head Island’s Annual St. Patricks Day Parade this Sunday March 17 2019?

Then come by and play for a few minutes at The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum will be open 1-3PM Sun. March 17 2019 with FREE General Admission.

Small concessions and facepainting available for purchase. Space and activities limited in the event of inclement weather.

Walking traffic only is strongly suggested as one side of Pope Ave will be closed most of the afternoon for the parade and there is only one way in and one way out of the museum parking lot so driving/parking is not recommended.

Free museum admission
Sun. March 17 2019, 1-3PM
@ The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Tybee Marine Science Center’s inflatable right whale debuts @ Irish Heritage Parade

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Tybee Marine Science Center Savannah museums

Smoke, a 21-foot-long inflatable replica of a North Atlantic right whale makes will make her island debut in the 17th Annual Tybee Irish Heritage Celebration Parade this Sat. March 9 2019 at 3PM.

Smoke, a 23-year-old female, is key to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s Ocean Outreach program and travels to the Savannah/Chatham County Public School Systems’ elementary schools to teach students about these magnificent creatures.

This weekend’s celebration is perfect timing for Smoke and her debut. Right whales calve off the coast of Georgia from November to March. Smoke has had three calves and is due to have another this season. The North Atlantic right whale is one of the rarest whale species in the world, with fewer than 425 individuals remaining of this critically endangered species.

Smoke will be joined by Science Center staffers in Saturday’s parade. Staffers will walk in the parade alongside Smoke and pass out informative cards about the endangered species of North Atlantic right whales.

On parade day, the Science Center will be open from 10AM to 2PM to host a variety of free, outdoor activities for parade goers to enjoy.

Science Center outdoor activities include whale artifacts, an opportunity to meet center residents like Maize the corn snake and Zelda the box turtle, sea turtle sun bathing, sidewalk chalk plankton, calf and adult right whale measurement comparisons, and more.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
1509 Strand Ave. (Located off the 14th St parking lot, near the pier)
Tybee Is. GA 31328
912-786-5917
Open Daily 10AM-5PM

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(Savannah St. Patrick’s 2019) New, free family-friendly Irish Heritage festival: Celtic Ceol Feis

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Celtic Ceol Feis St. Patrick's Savannah 2019 new

Kick off St. Patrick’s season in Savannah with this new, FREE family-friendly Irish Heritage festival: Celtic Ceol Feis in Emmet Park, Sat. March 9, 2019, 11AM-6PM.

Enjoy Irish dancing and music, Irish food & kids’ activities.

Opening ceremonies with presenting of the colors & national anthems will kick off the festival at 11AM.

Irish music & dancing follows featuring headliner Padraig Allen & McLean Avenue Band; Irish Dancers of Savannah; Harry O’Donoghue; Legacy Irish Dance Academy; Tracie Brown with her Celtic harp.

Kids’ activities include: the Waterfront Kidz Zone, plus The Coastal Heritage Society & Savannah Children’s Museum will have “Plant a Shamrock” gardening activities. The Savannah Waterfront Association will also be leading pen-pal letter writing to Irish children of an adopted sister elementary school in Ireland. Children’s author Lynda Suwala will do readings & kids’ activities connected to her new picture book, “In the Land of Ireland”.

Free & open to the public.

Irish cuisine, Irish beer and beverages will be for sale.

Students from St. Vincent’s Academy & Benedictine Military School will be volunteers @ Celtic Ceol Feis.

Hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association.

(St. Patrick’s 2019, Savannah) Greening of the Forsyth Park Fountain, Parades

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Greening Fountain Forsyth Park Savannah St. Patrick's Day 2017 The Greening of the Forsyth Park Fountain, parades on Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. & in Savannah – all are part of the special month of March in Savannah.

(Reminder: No Tara Feis Irish Celebration this year. Read why here)

St. Patrick’s festivities for 2019 include:

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GREENING OF THE FORSYTH PARK FOUNTAIN, SAVANNAH

Fri. March 8 2019, Noon-1PM. Details here. 

See the Forsyth Park fountain be dyed green. Free & open to the public.

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CELTIC CEOL FEIS, EMMET PARK, SAVANNAH

Sat. March 9 2019, 11AM-6PM

This is a new, family-friendly Irish Heritage festival featuring Irish music, Irish dance, kids’ activities & more. Details here. 

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TYBEE IRISH HERITAGE CELEBRATION PARADE

Sat. March 9 2019, 3PM Tybee Is.’s Butler Avenue. Details here. 

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SAVANNAH ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Sat. March 16 2019, 10:15AM.  Details here. 

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HILTON HEAD ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Sun. March 17, 2019, 3PM

36th Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Details here.

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY IRISH BOWLING

Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Irish Road Bowling Tournament
Sat. March 23 2019, 10AM @ Hutchinson Island Racetrack
Cost: $20 per person, $60 per team.
Details & register here. 

Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah guest post on making habits stick

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Fit Kids Fest 2019 Savannah Junior League CrossFitHP

Below is a guest post from Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah 

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you always did healthy things all the time without even thinking about it?

That’s the beauty of a habit. It just happens without a whole lot of resistance.

We’ll got habits – the routine things we do from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep (even the way we sleep is a routine).

Our kids have habits too. Some are great, and some we wish as parents we could break before it gets harder later in life.

Here are few tips for making some of those things we KNOW we should be doing more of a habit. (These are good for grownups and well as kids.)

One thing at time. Don’t try to pile on multiple new habits at once. That’s a recipe for failure.

Pair the habit with something you already do routinely. For instance, if you’ve decided that you should drink more water, connect it with something you already do. Perhaps when you turn the water on to take a shower in the morning, it triggers you to go snag a quick drink as you wait for the shower to warm up.

Chunk it down. Reduce resistance to getting started by setting a goal in the smallest increment possible. If getting more activity during the day is a goal, you’re not likely to stop your other habits to work in 30 minutes. But if you can work in 1 minute a couple of times a day you’ll find you are getting in much more than that one minute. Getting started is the hardest part.

Reward yourself (with something healthy of course, but enjoyable). My kids don’t love to read, but they like their time with me. So we read for a bit and then they get some bonus attention that is just theirs.

Take notice. You want your kids to pick up after themselves? Verbally applaud them for doing the task as soon as notice it getting even a tiny bit better.

Progress is better than perfection. Our habits are always a work in progress. Keep looking for news ways to make doing the good stuff easier.

Want more ideas? Check out the the Junior League of Savannah’s FREE Fit Kids Fest on Sat. March 2 2019, 1-4PM @ Savannah State University. There will all sorts of activities and local vendors that love to make Savannah families healthier. Stop by the Hyperformance Athletics Obstacle Course and say hello.

The above is a guest post from Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah 

Hyperformance Athletics, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email crossfithp@gmail.com, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah schools) FREE Islands Preschool Expo

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Islands Preschool Expo 2019 Wilmington Savannah Whitemarsh

Preschool searching in Savannah?

Come learn about preschools & meet the schools representatives at a FREE Islands Preschool Expo, Sat. March 2, 9AM-Noon  @ the Frank Murray Community Center on Wilmington Island.

This is a great opportunity for families to come out and meet people from many of the preschools out on the Islands. There will also representatives from organizations that have toddler and preschool activities. This event is free and open to the public.

There will be crafts for the children and Library in Motion will be doing one of their legendary story time readings at 11AM.

SCAD’s free deFINE Art Festival, Feb. 26-28

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

define Art SCAD

SCAD celebrates a decade of deFINE ART, an annual program of special commissions, exhibitions, lectures and performances Feb. 26-28 2019 in Savannah.

The renowned international artist roster this year includes Lawrence Weiner, Lee Bul, Monica Cook, Carla Fernandez, Berta Fischer, Alex Gardner, Nicholas Hlobo, Gonzalo Lebrija, Azikiwe Mohammed, Pedro Reyes, Sean Capone, Dejha Ti and Ania Catherine.

The SCAD Museum of Art museum lobby features a special exhibition, installed earlier this year, of 13 large-scale photographs from the SCAD Museum of Art permanent collection by legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

All deFINE ART events, including opening night celebrations, will be free and open to the public.

This special tenth edition of deFINE ART demonstrates the ongoing mission of SCAD to provide public art programming for not only students and alumni, but local communities as well.

Find more information on exhibitions and programming online here. 

deFINE ART festival
Feb. 26-28 2019
10AM-8PM
Free and open to the public
SCAD Museum of Art

 

FREE Tybee Mardi Gras Parade 2019

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Tybee Mardi Gras Parade Savannah 2019

Mardi Gras Tybee
Sat. March 2, 2019, Noon–6PM with the Mardi Gras Parade on Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street starting at 2PM. Free & open to the public.

Details here. 

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Tybee Irish Heritage Parade 2019 Savannah free

17th Annual Tybee Island Irish Heritage Celebration Parade
Sat. March 9 2019, 3PM on Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street

Tybee Island will be decked out in green with a family-friendly parade including floats, marchers and musical bands. This fun, family-friendly event is done in a unique, quirky way that only Tybee Island can do, and families are encouraged to dress in green and celebrate. The fun starts at 3PM at the Tybee City Hall and proceeds down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street and is free and open to the public.

Learn more here. 

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) FREE Flannery O’Connor Parade & Street Fair

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Flannery O'Connor 2015 Parade & Street Fair

You’re invited to a FREE lively annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O’Connor – the Flannery O’Connor Annual Birthday Parade & Street Fair – Sun. 1-4PM March 24 2019 in LaFayette Square in Savannah’s Historic District.

Free family fun, live music and more near the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton St. Featuring live music, a wacky parade, coffee/tea/cake, and more. Local authors will present their writings and vendors will share vintage, custom, a creatively crafted wares. Another favorite: chicken-poop bingo for kids.

The parade starts at 3PM.

Attendees are invited to walk in the parade, bring handmade signs and sing along. Live music throughout the event will be provided by a cavalcade of singer-songwriters and musicians from some of Savannah’s finest local bands. Music for the parade will be played by an all-star line up of the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band.

Costumes inspired by Flannery O’Connor characters, settings or the author’s life are encouraged but optional.

You’ll also be welcomed to visit the Flannery O’Connor Home free to get a sense for our Flannery’s Depression-era childhood. Photo-ops with a gorilla, a peacock bandshell, and throughout the home will be available.

The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more here. 

ABOUT THE FLANNERY O’CONNOR CHILDHOOD HOME:
The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street in the heart of Savannah, Georgia, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of the South’s greatest writers. An established 501 3(C) nonprofit organization, the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home has been meticulously restored to reflect the authentic period furnishings of a Depression-Era Savannah rowhouse and to offer insight into the years that O’Connor lived in Savannah, from 1925 to 1938. The Home proudly presents a series of free lectures each spring and fall as well as other events throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.flanneryoconnorhome.org or call 912.233.60

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) Earth Day Savannah Festival

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Savannah Spring Festivals 2019 Earth Day Daffin Park

The 2019 Savannah Earth Day Festival marks the first year the festival will be in Savannah’s Daffin Park

Learn more here. 

2019 Savannah Earth Day Festival
April 20 2019
Daffin Park, Savannah GA

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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival, April 27

Monday, February 18th, 2019

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2019
Sat. April 27 2019, 11AM-5PM
Forsyth Park, between Drayton and Whitaker streets

Watch as talented SCAD artists bring a splash of color to scenic Forsyth Park at the 36th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. SCAD students, alumni and high school students create colorful chalk masterpieces and compete for coveted prizes in this tradition that’s nearly as old as the university itself.
Chalk drawings, music and food
Share your experience and follow the action with #scadchalk.

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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival

Monday, February 18th, 2019

SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2016

FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2019

SCAD Sand Arts Festival
Fri. May 3 2019
Tybee Island, GA
South Beach by Tybee pier (note the new location that’s different from previous years)

See SCAD students, alumni, faculty & staff create elaborate sand creations on Tybee’s beach. Participants vie for awards and prizes, including the coveted top prize for SCAD Spirit.

See the 2017 winners here.

The public is invited to enjoy SCAD Sand Arts Festival.

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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) Free for children 10 & younger: Savannah Scottish Games

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Savannah Scottish Games 2019

The 2019 Savannah Scottish Games – Sat. May 4 2019 at Bethesda Academy – are the fourth oldest Scottish Games in the southeastern United States.

The Savannah Scottish Games are a celebration of Scottish heritage and music, the Games truly have something for everyone to enjoy including entertainment by City Hotel and the Savannah Ceili Band, a Highland dancing competition, traditional heavy athletics, Celtic ale from Asheville, NC’s Highland Brewery, and a wide variety of Scottish art available for purchase.

The games will also feature the very popular traditional heavy athletic events including the caber toss and hammer throw, children’s activities, and border collie skill demonstrations.

Gates will open at 9AM and closing ceremonies will take place at 4:30PM Sat. May 4 2019.

Cost

Tickets free for children 10 and younger. Find adult & senior ticket prices here.

To purchase tickets and for more information on the 43rd Annual Savannah Scottish Games, please visit www.savannahscottishgames.com.

43rd Annual Savannah Scottish Games
Sat. May 4, 2019
Opens at 9AM to the public | Closing ceremonies at 4:30PM
WHERE: Bethesda Academy
9520 Ferguson Ave.
Savannah, Georgia
CONTACT: Savannah.scottish.games@gmail.com

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FREE Tybee Beach Bum Parade 2019

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Tybee Beach Bum Parade 2019 Spring Festivals Savannah

33rd ANNUAL BEACH BUM PARADE 2019

Fri. May 17, 2019 6:30-8PM
Come prepared to be soaked at the Annual Tybee Beach Bum Parade! This classic Tybee event is a favorite for the whole family. Equip yourself with waterguns and other water soaking paraphernalia to douse the passing by parade floats.

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