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Night at the Museum @ Savannah History Museum, 1/25

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Night at the Museum 2014 Don’t miss this popular annual event – a chance to see the Savannah History Museum come alive at night & watch 2006 film Night at the Museum!

You’re invited to bring the kids to 2014 Night at the Museum, January 25, 2014, 6pm-10pm @ Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Savannah,  31041

Guests will enjoy the 2006 film Night at the Museum and then enjoy crafts, special Night Guard Training and see the Museum come alive!

Tickets are $12 per child and $5 per adult. Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment are required.

Space is limited due to theater capacity. Register today by clicking here.

Savannah History Museum, http://www.chsgeorgia.org/  Coastal Heritage Society’s Tricentennial Park campus is located on the west side of downtown Savannah, and is comprised of Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum and The WhistleStop Cafe.  Coastal Heritage Society also manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, and Pin Point Heritage Museum, located off of the Diamond Causeway in southeast Savannah. Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Veterans’ Weekend Cruises with Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Veterans weekend cruises Savannah

Savannah Riverboat Cruises would like to say THANK YOU to all of our Veterans with these special offers!!

Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E River St Savannah, 31401-1295; www.savannahriverboat.com/ tel. (912) 232-6404 Savannah Riverboat Cruises is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Disney on Ice presents Princesses & Heroes, Oct 30-Nov. 3, Savannah

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

 

Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes in Savannah 2013TICKETS FOR DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS PRINCESSES & HEROES ARE ON SALE NOW IN SAVANNAH

Eight Inspiring Princesses Find Happily Ever After in a magical ice show to be performed at the Savannah Civic Center October 30-November 3

Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes! Dreamers from Savannah will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White all make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales wonderfully told through artistic skating and acrobatics.

With the help of the magical pixie Tinker Bell, the Disney Princesses embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Jasmine discovers a whole new world with Aladdin after meeting her unlikely hero in the marketplace. Prince Philip defeats the evil fire-breathing dragon Maleficent in a race to save his true love Aurora. Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s spell so that Ariel can remain part of his world. Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Belle and Snow White also find happiness in this beautifully imagined ice show.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes features an incredible display of special effects, stunning set design and breathtaking choreography on the ice. Tickets are available at the Savannah Civic Center box office and Etix.com.
Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25, $35, $45

DISCOUNT
Enjoying spine tingling tricks on ice with this savings treat! $12 Tickets on Wednesday AND Thursday! Come dressed as your favorite Princess and Hero to Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes.
(Discount not valid on VIP and Rinkside seating)

Show Times @ Savannah Civic Center:
Wednesday 10/30 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 10/31 7:30 p.m.
Friday 11/1 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 11/2 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday 11/3 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about Disney On Ice, log on to www.disneyonice.com, or visit Disney on Ice on Facebook and YouTube.

FREE admission to National Parks including Fort Pulaski, Savannah

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Fort Pulaski free admission SavannahOn Sunday, August 25, the National Park Service turns 97 years old.

In celebration of Founder’s Day, all national parks, including Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, will offer free admission.

Fort Pulaski National Monument will celebrate the 97th birthday of the National Park Service with complimentary cake in the park’s Visitor Center, starting at 1:30 PM. The Visitor Center will also be showing excerpts from Ken Burns’ documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Visitor Center hours will be 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Additional Founders Day activities will include fort tours, historic weapons demonstrations, and showings of the park film. The fort and Visitor Center will be open to the public from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The park gates close at 6:15 PM.

The Founders Day schedule follows:

Sunday, August 25
10:30 AM Guided Fort Tour
12:00 PM Musket Firing Demonstration
1:00 Ranger’s Choice Program
1:30 National Park Service Birthday Cake
2:00 Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00 Guided Fort Tour
4:30 Musket Firing Demonstration

For more info visit: www.nps.gov

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Learn more at www.nps.gov/fopu  and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS  and Twitter www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS .

Car races @ Oglethorpe Speedway Park,10th Annual Race for the Shrine – Late Models, Street/Super Street, Pure Stocks, Shriners Parade

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Car racing in SavannahIf you’ve been meaning to take the kids to Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, here’s your chance.

Bring the kids to 10th Annual Race for the Shrine, Sept. 6. The night will feature races with Late Models, Street/Super Street, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, 440′s, as well as a Shriner’s Parade Kids 12 & Younger FREE at this Sept. 6 event.

Other upcoming Oglethorpe Speedway Park events include:

August 23rd

Double Feature: Southern Eagle Budweiser Late Models Love’s Seafood Street Stocks, Two Nuts & a Bolt Garage Pure Stocks Alan’s Auto Glass Mini Stocks, Pooler Pawn& Diamond Company 440′s

Grandstand Admission Adults $14 ~ Military/Seniors $12 ~ Child 6-12 years $5 ~ Child 5 years & younger FREE

August 30th

Championship Night Find out who’s this years Champion & Rookie of the Year

Military & Senior Discounts

Gates Open 6pm, Hot Laps 6:45pm, Racing 8pm More info here.

Oglethorpe Speedway Park, 200 Jesup Road, Pooler, 31322, http://www.ospracing.net/

Fall Schedule of Art Classes for Kids @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Fall 2013 Art Classes for Kids in Pooler, Savannah at Scribble Art Studio

 

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & summer camps for kids in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  .

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates . For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

$3 Family-friendly Skate Night, 3rd Friday of each month, @ Tybee Is. YMCA

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Tybee Island Kids' Activities: Family Skate NightFamily-friendly Skate Night is hosted on the third Friday of each month from 6-9pm at Tybee Is. YMCA. The gymnasium is transformed into a roller rink of fun.  Family-friendly music and lost of fun are guaranteed!  Cost: $3 per skater including rentals.

CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM SKATE NIGHT IS HAPPENING (912) 786-9622.

All proceeds go towards Tybee Is. YMCA’s Priceless Gifts Scholarship program. Priceless Gifts allows the Tybee YMCA to never turn anyone away from programs or membership due to an inability to pay.

The Tybee Is. YMCA has roller blades and roller skates for all sizes youth and adults.  Children must be accompanied by an adult while skating. Call for dates and details.

More info here.

Tybee Island YMCA, 204 5th Street, Tybee Island, GA 31328, (912) 786-9622

FREE Spray Pool Hours/Schedule for Summer 2013 @ Forsyth Park, Hull Park, Savannah

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Spray Pools/Spray Pads Free Summer Kids Activities in Savannah

Hull Park Spray Pool, Ardsley Park, Savannah

FREE SPRAY POOLS IN SAVANNAH
Spray Pools offer an opportunity to enjoy a cool water experience at park under adult supervision. Savannah Spray pool locations include Avondale, Hull Park, Forrest Hills, Paulsen, Savannah Gardens, 38th Street Park and Victory Heights Parks. Hours: June 17- August 2, 2013 Monday – Friday 10 AM - 3 PM.

Forsyth Park Spray Pool Hours: June 17- August 2, 2013 (at the park’s bandshell/stage @ Drayton & Huntington streets in Savannah)
Monday thru Friday – 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM
Sunday Noon to 6 PM

Hull Park Spray Pool Hours:  June 17- August 2, 2013 (the playground is @ Atlantic & 55th streets in Savannah’s Ardsley Park)
Monday – Friday 10 AM – 3 PM
Saturday 10 AM-3 PM

For more info on spray pools or the city’s supervised playgrounds summer 2013 schedule, click here.

FREE lunches are served during summer by the City at some parks including Hull Park & Forsyth Park 6/17 to 8/2 every day during the summer (11:45-12:45 @ Hull Park @ Atlantic & 55th Sts & 10:30-11:45 AM @ Forsyth Park @ Drayton & Huntington) to any child who wants one. Lunch includes a sandwich, fruit, milk, juice. For the complete Summer 2013 schedule of free lunches in various Savannah playgrounds, click here.

FOR FREE SUMMER KIDS’ ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE.

Kids’ Activities Summer 2013 @ The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum Hilton Head Summer 2013 Kids' Activities The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum  on Hilton Head Is. admission fee is now $6 per person instead of $7 for everyone 1 and up including adults. Children up to 12 months are free.

New summer hours: The Sandbox is now open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm through August (then will be back to Tuesday-Saturday). The museum has also added another night to their popular Parent’s Night Out program which will be Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6-9pm starting June 12. For details see below.

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum
18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church)
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Tel: 843-842-7645
Email: crinehart@thesandbox.org

Summer Fun Series Program 2013
Starts June 10

“Get Fired Up With Pottery” ($15 includes admission)
Mondays, 9:30-10:30am:
Please call 843-842-7645 to sign up, walk ins on space available basis
Your piece will be ready on Thursday

Decorate Your Own Cupcake”
Mondays, 1:30pm
Included in Admission

“Crafty Kids”, 10:30am and 1:30pm
June
11 3D Goldfish Bowl: Included in Admission
18 Decorate Your Own T shirts: $$ ($10 includes admission
25 Beetle Visor: Included in Admission
July
2 Holiday Craft with Toilet Paper Rolls (TBD): Included in Admission
9 Paper Plate Frisbee: Included in Admission
16 Thumbprint Designs: Included in Admission
23 Sand Art: Included in Admission
30 Paper Bowl Jellyfish: Included in Admission

August
6 Toilet Paper roll craft: Included in Admission,
13 3D Goldfish Bowl: included in Admission
20 Sandpaper Star: Included in Admission
27 Turtle Pet: Included in Admission

“Arts and Crafts”, Wednesday, 10:30am, Included in Admission
June 12 Fish Puppet Made from Paper Cups
June 19 Alligator: Bring home a replica of the alligator made from repurposed products (egg cardboards)
June 26 Picture Frame Art:Keepsake of your Hilton head Vacation made with shells and sanddollars
July 3 Fish Puppet Made from Paper Cups
July 10 Alligator: Bring home a replica of the alligator made from repurposed products (egg cardboards)
July 17 Picture Frame Art:Keepsake of your Hilton head Vacation made with shells and sanddollars
July 24 Christmas in July Event
July 31 Alligator: Bring home a replica of the alligator made from repurposed products (egg cardboards)
August 7 Picture Frame Art:Keepsake of your Hilton head Vacation made with shells and sanddollars

Parent’s Night Out, Kids Night In”, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-9pm (except July 4th)
Starting June 12- August 15
$30 per child, $25 for members and siblings
Call 843-842-7645 to sign up, walk ins welcome on space available basis

“Imagination Hour”, Thursdays 10:30a-11:30am
Included in Admission, First come first serve

Coastal Critters Program” Included in Admission
Fridays, 10:30am
Coastal Discovery Museum to staff and facilitate

“Christmas in July”
July 24, 2013
10am-2pm
Snow is in Santa’s forecast while you play at The Sandbox’s Fourth Annual “Christmas in July” party scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm!
Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. Outside fun includes getting crazy in our popular Bounce House and playing in the SNOW! In addition to playing in our “cool” museum, there will be scavenger hunts, games and fun arts & crafts. You can also decorate holiday cookies and chat with Santa to let him know how good you’ve been this year.
A hot dog lunch, complete with chips, brownies, snow cones and lemonade, is also included so don’t miss out on the “coolest” day of the summer!
Ticket prices are $10 for adults and children 1 and up, $8 for Sandbox Members and Active Military and Seniors and all children up to 12 months are free. Cost includes admission to the museum, all activities and lunch. Museum will remain open after the event until 5:00 pm.

Countdown to Kindergarten”
Who: SC Rising Kindergarteners and Their Families
Where: The Sandbox Children’s Museum
When: August 9, 2013 (5-8pm)
Resources for Parents on Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy,
Games, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, Bounce House and much more
FREE Admission! FREE Fun! No RSVP Necessary!

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org, 18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 email: crinehart@thesandbox.org

FREE (or almost free) Kids’ Summer 2013 Activities in Savannah & Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

You don’t have to spend a fortune this Summer of 2013 entertaining the kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

We’ve got free & almost free summer fun for kids’ activities including $1 blockbuster kids movies, free animal farm, free kids’ shows & storytimes, free bowling, free museums & more in the Savannah and Hilton Head Is. area.

Check out our Kids FREE Summer Fun guide here.

Puppet People’s Interactive Summer Friday Shows Start 6/7

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Puppet People Summer 2013 shows

Here’s a fun, cool way to entertain the kids during Summer 2013 in Savannah. Take them to an Angela Beasley’s Puppet People show!

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People will have offer interactive puppet shows 11 AM Fridays June 7-28 & July 12-Aug. 23 during Summer 2013 at the Puppet People Party Place, 3119 Furber Ave. Thunderbolt, 31404.

Use coupon to the right to receive $2 off each ticket.

Admission includes: interactive puppet show, tour of puppet making studio, play time, puppet craft.

Walk-ins welcome, reservations preferred Group Rates Available Contact 912.355.3366 or www.PuppetPeople.com

Puppet People, 912.355.3366, www.PuppetPeople.com, email puppets@puppetpeople.com, 3119 Furber Ave. , Thunderbolt, 31404 Puppet People is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Women’s Wednesdays @ Blue Turtle Bistro & Bar, Savannah: Learn to mix cocktails, enjoy discounted drinks

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Savannah girls night out ideas: Women's Wednesdays at Blue Turtle Bistro in Savannah

Fun girls’ night out: Women’s Wednesdays at Blue Turtle Bistro & Bar in Midtown Savannah!

Come by Blue Turtle from 7-9 PM on Wednesdays to learn how to make a couple of tasty cocktails (different drinks featured each week). This week’s Women’s Wednesdays drinks for 6/5: Strawberry Champagne Cocktail & Jack Daniels served with fresh squeezed sour mix!

The two drink picks will also be discounted for the rest of the night.

Stay for a while & participate in a round of ladies’ trivia. Each week, the Blue Turtle staff will choose a different trivia theme centered around all the things ladies love. There will also be a raffle & door prizes.

About Blue Turtle Bistro & Bar

A midtown restaurant from the Gaslight Group, Blue Turtle serves a fresh, seasonal, homemade menu–no shortcuts!

Soups, salads, wraps, entrees, amazing desserts, daily lunch & dinner specials, a risotto of the day & a tasty kids’ menu. They’ve expanded with a brand-new bar, completely updated the interior & created a special dining room just for kids. Patio dining, happy hour Mon – Fri 4- 7 pm, Saturday 11am – 11pm.

Hours
Mon – Thu: 11 am – 10 pm
Fri – Sat: 11 am – 11 pm

Blue Turtle Bistro & Bar, 5002 Paulsen St., Savannah, 31405, tel: 912.358.0808, email info@blueturtlesavannah.com , http://blueturtlesavannah.com/

Free (or almost free ) Summer 2013 Kids’ Activities in Savannah & Hilton Head Is.

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

You don’t have to spend a fortune this Summer of 2013 entertaining the kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

We’ve got free & almost free summer fun for kids’ activities including $1 blockbuster kids movies, free animal farm, free kids’ shows & storytimes, free bowling, free museums & more in the Savannah and Hilton Head Is. area.

Check out our Kids FREE Summer Fun guide here.

Summer 2013 mini-camps for ages 4-7 at Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is.; SouthernMamas discount

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is offering summer mini-camps for ages 4-7 years old. Call 912-268-6003 or email val@coachvals.com.

Summer mini-camps at Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is. For ages 4-7 years old. Time: 9 AM-noon or 9 AM-1 PM, Mon-Fri. Click here for more info & see below.

Summer camps for toddlers, preschoolers in Savannah at Tumblegym on Wilmington Island

The mini-summer camps are in a safe, air conditioned, bug-free environment! Tumblegym’s experienced staff will keep your little one moving while having a great time.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym provides fun, imaginative exercise programs for children walking through 10 yr olds. Their curriculum integrates physical skill acquisition with social and cognitive learning concepts. Basic gymnastics and tumbling, ball handling skills, strength, balance, and all around coordination activities part of every class.

Please “like” Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Facebook here to keep up with latest news and specials.

Gift Certificates available: What great way for grandparents and family members to give child gift that invests in child’s future and development.

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

Additional Programs Available for Summer (see website here for details)

Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive $10 off your initial class fee..

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003, www.coachvals.com, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Free summer bowling for kids in Savannah, Pooler & Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Perfect rainy day or just really hot day activity: FREE bowling.

There are two ways kids can bowl for free during summer 2013:

Free summer bowling for kids in Pooler1. www.kidsbowlfree.com : Registered Kids receive 2 FREE games of bowling every day all summer Long (Shoe rental not included). May 7 – August 26 2013 at Frames N Games 6 Towne Center Ct. Pooler, GA, 31322 (912) 330-5577. Offered until Aug. 26 2013 on the following days & times:

Tuesday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Thursday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Friday 11:00am — 5:00pm
Sunday 6:00pm — Close

Free bowling for summer 2013 in Savannah, Hilton Head Is2. https://freebowling.amf.com/  Free bowling for kids all summer long! Registered kids in the Summer Unplugged program can bowl two games per day (Shoe rental not included). Offered through Sept 2, 2013. FREE bowling is available from open until 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week during this period, based on lane availability.
Savannah Lanes 115 Tibet Ave. Savannah, GA 31406 (912) 925-0320
Main Street Lanes 2600 Main St. Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 (843) 681-7750

A big thank you to SouthernMamas.com Lynn Adams for this info!

For more FREE (or almost free) summer kids’ activities in the Savannah area, click here.

FREE Summer 2013 Performances for Kids @ Live Oak Public Library Branches

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Summer Reading Events

Every summer, Live Oak Public Library branches in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Effingham, Pooler, Tybee Is. & Hinesville offer FREE fun performances for kids as part of the Summer Reading Program.

These shows are great ways to entertain & educate your kids, encourage reading & cool off FOR FREE.

Click here to check out the line-up of performances for Summer 2013. The shows kick off June 4 2013.

There are some longtime favorites like Magical Educator Chad Crews as well as Fiddlin Dan who will be performing this summer as Ruby the Clown. Kids are going to excited about Rock N Roar Dino Show. The talented actors from Hampstead Stage Company will return again, this summer performing “The Secret Garden.”

See the schedule performances here. These shows are also now included in our online Events Calendar which you can access by clicking here.

Savannah Children’s Theatre presents the musical “A Year With Frog and Toad”

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Savannah Children's Theatre presents the musical "A Year with Frog and Toad"The Savannah Children’s Theatre presents a main-stage production of “A Year With Frog and Toad.”

A cast of adults and youth bring to life this whimsical Broadway musical which follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.

Arnold Lobel ‘s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Tony-nominated show that is part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm.

The jazzy, upbeat score, performed live by the Savannah Children’s Theatre orchestra, bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive and enchanting musical for the whole family.

May 31-June 2, June 7-9 and June 14-16. Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm.

Tickets can be purchased at www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org  or by calling 912-238-9015 or at the theatre box office.

The Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Drive, in the Crossroads Shopping Center.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE DRAMA SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS, CLICK HERE.

U-pick Blackberry Picking @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

U-pick blackberry picking SavannahGet those blackberry cobbler recipes ready!

Savannah’s Bamboo Farm (Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens) u-pick blackberry fields are open for picking.

Blackberries are $3/lb.

Call ahead to make sure the fields are open! (912) 921-5460

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will have blackberry fields open for picking Monday through Friday 9 am to 12 noon & 10 am to 2 pm Saturdays. No picking on Sundays.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419, (912) 921-5460, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

Savannah Children’s Museum Bug Festival, May 25 & 26

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Bug Festival at Savannah Children's Museum You’re invited:  the First Annual SCM Bug Festival, Sat. May 25 &  Sun. May 26 2013 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401.

Come learn all about our insect friends with family-friendly programming and activities all day including art activities. Projects include make your own butterfly jar or pet insect.  Free for members or general admission ($7.50 per person over the age of 1)..

For more information including a schedule of events, click here, then click on the Bug Festival events listing on the calendar.

 

FREE Paddleboarding Fest @ Stand Up Paddleboarding Fest (SUPfest) 2013, Bluffton

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Free paddle-boarding fest in Savannah, Bluffton, Hilton Head Is.Stand Up Paddleboarding Fest (SUPfest)
11 am-2 p.m. Sat. May 18 2013.
This fun-oriented event will be held at Wilson Landing in Palmetto Bluff on the May River. The festival will include free introductory clinics and instruction, along with equipment trials and demonstrations. Clinics will be offered. Certified guides from Outside Hilton Head/Palmetto Bluff and several national paddlesport professionals will conduct the programs.

Free & open to the public.

For more information call (843)686-6996 or visit www.outsidehiltonhead.com .

Palmetto Bluff, 19 Village Park Square, Bluffton, SC 29910

Summer Art Classes for Kids at Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Kids summer art classes Savannah PoolerScribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler will offer some incredible art classes for kids this summer including:

Kids World Art; Portfolio Builder; Cartooning; and Creative Kin (perfect for siblings, children work on projects that can be appropriate for all age & skill levels!)

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes for kids in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com .

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, adult art parties. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates . For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Family Yoga classes for all ages at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah

Monday, April 29th, 2013

family yoga classes in Savannah at Ganesha's Place

Check out the upcoming Family Yoga classes at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s new therapeutic yoga studio.

To register or more information, (912)665-4199 or www.ganeshasplace.com

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids, children with autism & restorative yoga for caretakers.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s a spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, http://ganeshasplace.com/ Ganesha’s Place is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Watch Marsh Tacky Horse Races on Daufuskie Is. beach, April 27

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Marsh Tacky Horse Races 2013 Daufuskie Is.You’re invited to the 5th Annual Marsh Tacky Horse Races, Sat April 27, on the beaches of Daufuskie Island, located across from Hilton Head Is.

Horses and riders will compete for infinite bragging rights from 2-4pm in front of the Melrose Beach Club.

Additional events include a Meet-n-Greet the Horses and Breakfast Buffet at the Sportsman’s Lodge inside Melrose Equestrian Center from 8:00 – 11:00am, then make sure to cheer on your favorite horse during the procession to the race grounds beginning at 1pm from Melrose Equestrian Center.

There will also be the Tacky Hat Contest during race intermission at 2:45-3:15.

Throughout the day, there will be food and drink specials, a selection of Daufuskie Island artisans’ work and merchandise for sale, entertainment and more. Approved transportation shuttles will run from Freeport and Melrose Marinas to the event grounds throughout the day. Once inside Melrose Resort gates, island traffic and parking will be designated for golf carts and approved, licensed and insured motorized vehicles only. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Beach chairs and coolers with items in non-glass containers are welcome.

More info here.

FREE Play Streets family & health festival in Savannah & attempt at hopscotching world record

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

April 28, 2013 Chalk Sports Ciclovia Play StreetJoin Well FED magazine & many other local non profits and organizations at Play Streets Sun. April 28 and help attempt a world record at most people simultaneously hopscotching!

Well FED is shutting down Lincoln Street from Henry to Gaston in downtown Savannah for the first in a series of FREE unique family and health oriented events! More info here.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 Chalk Sports Ciclovia Play Street
Time: 2pm-5pm
Where: Lincoln Street Corridor

Bring your kids, family, and friends to enjoy:

Live Music from Local Musicians
Shopping from tons of Farmers’ Market vendors
Art exhibit and activities
Children’s Bicycle Games
Chalk Poetry
Healthy Cooking Demos from local chefs
Bicycle Repairs

And last but not least, join Well FED in an attempt to break the World Record for most people simultaneously HOPSCOTCHING. The goal is to have as many as 400 people hopscotch their way into the Guiness Book of World Records

So get out and get active!

Volunteers are needed to help make this happen so please contact Well FED if you would like to help in some way!! Please contact Well FED at 912.480.4345 or email info@wellfedsavannah.com  or visit their website by clicking here.

FREE Humane Society Doggie Carnival (bounce houses, face-painting, contests), Savannah

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will host its 13th Annual Doggie Carnival Sunday, June 2 from noon to 6 pm at Forsyth Park at the Band Shell.

This is a kid-friendly event with bounce castles, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and fun contests like the Pooch Smooch.

It’s also canine-friendly – so bring your best friend for Doggie Derby races, contests, and doggie ice cream.

Watch Circus Stella http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H8NQZn8KBA and K-9 dog demos; meet Humane Society dogs looking for new homes including an adoptable doggie inmate year anniversary “jail” in the park from the Chatham County Sherriff’s “Operation New Hope” jail pups program.

Other highlights include: food; you can “ask the vet” and get “advice from the behavior specialist”, or commission a portrait by the talented SCAD sketchersl LIVE music; raffle drawings for some fabulous prizes (at only $5 a ticket).

Admission to the carnival is free! Don’t miss this fun-filled event and a Cinco de Mayo fun day, emceed by faithful support from WRHQ’s Paul Sebastian. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.

Giveaway: 4 FREE tickets to Savannah Derby Devils Roller Derby (bouts include kids’ half-time events), Savannah

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Savannah Derby Devils 2013 season opener

 

UPDATE: Winner is Nicole Marie Maline, whose derby would be Coastal Misfit! Congratulations Nicole, pls email us anne@southernmamas.com!

This week, a SouthernMamas.com winner will win four FREE tickets to a Savannah Derby Devils bout! To enter to win, like the Savannah Derby Devils on Facebook here.  Then answer this question on their wall: what would your tough & cool roller derby nickname be? Please say SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Deadline to enter: 10 PM Thurs. April 18 2013. We’ll pick a winner this week  & announce the winners here & on the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page. Winner can pick which date she wants to attend. Check out the Savannah Derby Devils 2013 season schedule below.

The Savannah Derby Devils women’s roller derby team are counting down to their seventh competitive season starting April 20 with their debut bout – a doubleheader – at the Savannah Civic Center.

Season tickets are available until April 20 through the Savannah Civic Center Box Office and through Savannahcivic.com. Adult season tickets are $62, including fees. Season ticket holders get twice the derby for the price, including free admission to the SDD’s public scrimmages at SuperGoose Sports and a bonus bout in October at a location to be announced.

The Derby Devils will return to the Savannah Civic Center arena this year with exciting, family-friendly fun. Each event includes two roller derby bouts starting at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., activities and half-time games for kids, raffles benefiting local charities, concessions and cold beer. Some events will include mini-bouts by the SDD’s little sister league, the Savannah Jr. DerbyTaunts.

Adult tickets for single events are $16. Child tickets for ages 3-12 are $2. Children under 3 are free. Discounts are available for purchasing tickets in advance and for seniors, students, military, groups of 10 or more and members of USARS and WFTDA.

Started in 2006, the Savannah Derby Devils include more than 50 female skaters ages 19 to 40-something as well as male and female referees hailing from across the Coastal Empire. Managed, “by the skaters, for the skaters,” the league consists of two teams: The SDD All-Stars and the Hostess City Hellions. The league is an apprentice member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the international governing body for the sport.

The league offers 12-week courses for beginners, recreational scrimmaging for experienced players and two annual bootcamp programs in addition to competitive play. For more information, visit www.savannahderby.com or www.facebook.com/savannahderbydevils .

Tickets giveaway to Savannah Derby Devils bout 20132013 Season Schedule

April 20
5 p.m. Savannah’s Hostess City Hellions vs. Greenville Derby Dames (Greenville, SC)
7 p.m. Savannah Derby Devils All-Stars vs. Tragic City Roller Girls (Birmingham, AL)
May 18
5 p.m. Savannah’s Hostess City Hellions vs Middle Ga. Derby Demons (Macon)
7 p.m. Savannah Derby Devils All-Stars vs. Gainesville (FL) Roller Rebels

June 15
5 p.m. Savannah’s Hostess City Hellions vs. Atlanta Rollergirls
7 p.m. Savannah Derby Devils All-Stars vs. Atlanta Rollergirls
July 20
5 p.m. Savannah’s Hostess City Hellions vs. Lowcountry Highrollers (Charleston, SC)
7 p.m. Savannah Derby Devils All-Stars vs. Lowcountry Highrollers

August 17
5 p.m. “Back-to-School Brawl” Regional Derby Scrimmage
7 p.m. Savannah Derby Devils All-Stars vs. Texas Rollergirls Hustlers (Austin, TX)
September 21
5 p.m. Savannah’s Hostess City Hellions vs. Chattanooga Roller Girls
7 p.m. Savannah Derby Devils All-Stars vs. Chattanooga Roller Girls
October 19 (Bonus bout at a location TBA)
5 p.m. Savannah’s Hostess City Hellions vs. Rogue Roller Girls (Fayetteville, NC)
7 p.m. Savannah Derby Devils All-Stars vs. Classic City Rollergirls (Athens, GA)

Public Scrimmages
The SDD will also host a number of Thursday night public scrimmages at SuperGoose Sports. Dates and times will be announced throughout the season.

Savannah Derby Devils, www.savannahderby.com   Savannah Derby Devils are a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Summer 2013 mini-camps for ages 4-7 at Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is.; SouthernMamas discount

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is offering summer mini-camps for ages 4-7 years old. Call 912-268-6003 or email val@coachvals.com.

Summer mini-camps at Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is. For ages 4-7 years old. Time: 9 AM-noon or 9 AM-1 PM, Mon-Fri. Click here for more info & see below.

Summer camps for toddlers, preschoolers in Savannah at Tumblegym on Wilmington Island

The mini-summer camps are in a safe, air conditioned, bug-free environment! Tumblegym’s experienced staff will keep your little one moving while having a great time.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym provides fun, imaginative exercise programs for children walking through 10 yr olds. Their curriculum integrates physical skill acquisition with social and cognitive learning concepts. Basic gymnastics and tumbling, ball handling skills, strength, balance, and all around coordination activities part of every class.

Please “like” Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Facebook here to keep up with latest news and specials.

Gift Certificates available: What great way for grandparents and family members to give child gift that invests in child’s future and development.

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

Additional Programs Available for Summer (see website here for details)

Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive $10 off your initial class fee..

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003, www.coachvals.com, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

My Smart Hands baby sign language classes now available in Savannah to help boost verbal skills & prepare for preschool

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

My Smart Hands baby sign language classes to boost verbal development now available in SavannahImagine communicating with your baby before he or she can even speak. Baby sign language reduces frustration, accelerates verbal development and strengthens cognitive skills. It also enhances child-parent bonding through time spent teaching signs to your baby.

Research shows that pre-verbal infants can communicate through the use of sign language long before they can verbalize their needs. For example, an NIH funded study compared two groups of 11 month old babies. One group was taught baby sign language. The second group was given verbal training. Overall it proved to be the signing babies who were more advanced talkers. A follow up when the babies were 2 years old found that the signers continued to be more verbal. The signing children tested approximately 3 months ahead of the non-signers at 2 years old.*

The authors of the NIH study, followed up with the children at 8 years old. Surprisingly, there was still a difference. Signers showed IQ’s 12 points higher than the non-signers, even though they had long since stopped signing. This put the signers in the top-25% of eight year olds, compared to the non-signers who were close to average.**

My Smart Hands is an international, award winning, 100% ASL program designed to teach sign language to pre-verbal infants and young children. My Smart Hands not only recognizes the value of giving children the gift of self-expression, they also know that baby signing is FUN!

The My Smart Hands program is designed to engage both the minds and the giggles of their students.

My Smart Hands is now available in Savannah! My Smart Hands offers 4 to 8 week classes as well as weekend workshops. The cost ranges from $75 to $130 and includes all handbooks and materials. Evening classes are available and dates, times and locations are determined by consultation with, and consideration for the needs of students.

Want to join My Smart Hands? See the Savannah My Smart Hands website  by clicking here for detailed information on the courses themselves, to contact My Smart Hands with any questions or to sign up. So go ahead, take a peek! Sign up for a few giggles for you and your little one. My Smart Hands can’t wait to meet you!

Please “like” My Smart Hands in Savannah on Facebook by clicking here to stay connected.

My Smart Hands, www.mysmarthandswithsundi.com, On Facebook here, My Smart Hands is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

* Susan W. Goodwyn, Linda P. Acredolo and Catherine A. Brown. Impact of Symbolic Gesturing on Early Language Development, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 24, 81-103 (2000).

** Linda P. Acredolo, and Susan W. Goodwyn, The Longterm Impact of Symbolic Gesturing During Infancy on IQ at Age 8, International Conference on Infant Studies (July 18, 2000: Brighton, UK)

U-pick strawberry fields open @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah (formerly the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens) pick-your-own strawberry fields are open, weather permitting! More info here.

Call 912-912-921-5460 to confirm the fields have not been temporarily closed due to being picked out.

Best time to pick is 9 AM, before it gets too hot and before the field is over-picked.

HOURS: Open for picking, 9 AM-4 PM Mondays through Saturdays, closed on Sundays. Please call ahead to make sure fields have not temporarily closed.

COST: $2 per pound. Containers provided. Bring cash.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your strawberry picking.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is at 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA 31419. For directions, click here.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org  On Facebook here

FREE outdoor family-friendly movies “Wreck-it Ralph” & “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” as part of SCAD Sidewalk Festival, Savannah

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2013Savannah College of Art and Design will host its 32nd annual Sidewalk Arts Festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 27, in Forsyth Park, between Whitaker and Drayton streets.

An imaginative, family-friendly FREE event, the festival is synonymous with spring in the heart of the historic district and draws thousands of visitors to view the temporary chalk masterpieces created by SCAD students, alumni and prospective students.

Outdoor showing of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in Forsyth Park, Savannah FREE showing of Wreck It Ralph in Forsyth Park, Savannah

Entries in student, alumni and prospective student categories are judged during the chalk-art competition and monetary prizes are awarded at the end of the event.

The festival will be preceded by two nights of Films in Forsyth, which feature family-friendly films shown on the big screen of the park’s band shell. Disney’s “Wreck-it Ralph” will show 8 p.m., Thursday, April 25, and the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will show 8 p.m., Friday, April 26.

In addition, the Sidewalk Arts Festival includes areas for children and young artists and musical entertainment throughout the day. Food from local vendors will be available for purchase during the event. The festivities are held in conjunction with SCAD Alumni Weekend 2013. All events are free and open to the public.

Allied Barton, Dixon Ticonderoga, Bahama Joe’s, Bebe Blinds and Coca-Cola generously support the 32nd annual Sidewalk Arts Festival.

More info here.

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