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Pirate event free for kids at new Lowcountry museum

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Pirates event free for kids Morris Center Savanna Ridgeland SCWe’re excited about a new local free non-profit museum offering family events: Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland, SC.

It is located in a restored 1937 Sinclair service station that was transformed into a museum and exhibition hall to highlight history of the Lowcountry.


Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM

Upcoming family-friendly events at the Morris Center include a pirates’ exhibit preview with Pirate reenactors, food, kids activities, treasures for kids to win and more.

Pirates, Plunder & Lager

Presented by River Dog Brewing Co & Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

March 3, 2016, 5pm-7pm
10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd. Ridgeland, SC 29926

Ahoy! Come for an upcoming pirates exhibit preview.

Adults can quench your thirst with some local brew from River Dog Brewing Co. & enjoy light refreshments. Kids can interact with pirates, learn about buccaneers of the Lowcountry and win treasures.

$6 for Adults; $5 for Seniors; free for kids
For more info call 843-284-9227 or click here. 


Free Sweetbaskets of the Lowcountry Event

Wed. Feb. 17, 2-3pm.
Enjoy light refreshments while learning about the history & the craft of Lowcountry Sweetgrass basket weaving from native Jery B. Taylor. Born and raised in St. Helena, SC, Mrs. Taylor is a well-known basket weaver. She will showcase some of her baskets and demonstrate how these baskets are made.

FREE & Open to the public

Morris Heritage Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 S Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland, SC (843) 284-9227,  On Facebook here. 

Moms Club of Bluffton & Hilton Head Is. Annual Preschool Fair

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Schools in Hilton Head Is Bluffton Moms Club

Come meet with area preschool directors to learn more about what preschool options are available in Bluffton & Hilton Head, SC.  Children’s activities and light refreshments will be available.

The event is to be Feb. 6, 10:30 am – 12 am at the Hilton Head Library, at 11 Beach City Road.  For more information please visit

Hosted by MOMS Club of Bluffton & Hilton Head, SC.

Free & Open to the Public.

2016 Confirmed participants:
Providence Early Learning Center
Little Island Preschool
St Francis Catholic School
St Gregory The Great Catholic School
Hilton Head Preparatory
Sea Pines Montessori
Cross Schools

Check for updates to that list.



2016 Hilton Head Snow Day, Jan. 30

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Hilton Head Snow Day 2016Get your long overdue snow fix this winter at the 2016 Hilton Head Snow Day.

The Island Recreation will host the 2016 Hilton Head Snow Day on January 30, 2016 from 11am-4pm at Shelter Cove Community Park.

This family event will have inflatable rides, snowfield, and entertainment.

For the kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event.

Admission is $10 per child and adults are free. All food and beverage are sold separately.

Mathnasium Learning Centers in Savannah, Islands, Pooler & Bluffton

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Mathnasium in Savannah, Islands, Pooler Bluffton

Mathnasium in Savannah, Whitemarsh Island, Pooler & Bluffton can help your student have their best school year yet.

Call today (912) 898-3700 for a FREE trial and see how Mathnasium can make your child crazy about math.

Four locations

Mathnasium of Savannah Islands
107 Charlotte Drive, (next to Polka Dots), Savannah GA 31410
(912) 898-3700
Serves the Islands communities of Whitemarsh, Wilmington, Oatland, Talahi and Tybee.  Our center is within walking distance of Marshpoint Elementary, Coastal Middle and Islands High School, next to Polka Dots near Jalapenos.

Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown
7400 Abercorn St suite 708 (next to TJ Maxx), Savannah GA 31406
(912) 355-5678
Serves students from the Savannah, Richmond Hill and neighboring communities.

Mathnasium of Pooler
459 Pooler Pkwy, Pooler GA 31322
(912) 330-0666
Serves students from Pooler, Rincon, Guyton, Port Wentworth, Bloomingdale and surrounding areas.

Mathnasium of Bluffton
80 Baylor Dr, Suite 111, (near Publix off Buck Island Road), Bluffton SC 29910
(843) 815-MATH (6284)
Serves students in the Bluffton, Hilton Head, Okatie, Beaufort, Ridgeland and Jasper County communities.

Mathnasium is a advertiser 

FREE kids’ Valentines workshop @ Home Depot, Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is./Bluffton

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Free Kids' Home Depot Workshops in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head The Home Depot Kids Workshop is a free class for kids held the 1st Saturday of every month at The Home Depot stores between 9 AM-Noon. More info here.

When a child goes to the Home Depot Kids Workshop, they’ll get a free project kit they can complete and take home during they workshop. They’ll also get a free kid sized orange apron and an achievement pin for a job well done.

The Home Depot Kids Workshop is similar to the Lowe’s free Build and Grow Clinics for kids held on weekends at Lowe’s stores. For info on the Lowe’s Build and Grow free workshops, click here.

Home Depot Kids Workshop Schedule

Valentines Mailbox

  • Join this hands-on workshop and build a wooden Valentines mailbox to hold all your child?s valentine cards from their favorite friends. After the mailbox is built, your child can personalize their project with paint.
  • Feb. 6 2016 9AM-Noon
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.



  • Offered the 1st Saturday at all The Home Depot stores between 9AM- Noon. Please do not arrive before 9AM
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.
  • One workshop kit, apron and pin per child, while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.
  • Thank you for registering online to help organizers better plan our craft kit quantities needed. Register here. 

The free kids’ workshops are available at Home Depot stores in Savannah, East Savannah, Hilton Head Is/Bluffton, & Pooler. More info here.

Bluffton Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting 2015

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Bluffton Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Bluffton’s Christmas Tree Lighting: 5PM Fri. Dec. 4 (includes presentation by the M.C. Riley Chorus & a visit from Santa)

Light up the Night on Calhoun St. 3-8PM Fri. Dec. 4 (includes free rides aboard Old Town Trolley’s Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley from 5-8 p.m. Featuring live holiday music from 4-7 p.m., with the Town Hall Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m., a presentation by the M.C. Riley Chorus and a visit from Santa. Shops will be open late.) More details here. 

Bluffton’s Christmas Parade: 10AM Sat. Dec. 5 (See the parade route here.)

Free Dove Street Festival of Lights on Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Holiday lIght displays Lowcountry Bluffton Hilton Head Island Free Dove Street Festival of Lights on Hilton Head Island
This tastefully tacky light display has been Hilton Head Island holiday tradition for over 20 years. The 2015 season includes a 30-foot tree; the new Shelter Cove Community Park; and more than 75,000 lights. There’s also fake snow nightly entertainment, shopping and food available for purchase
Sat, Nov 21-Sat, Jan 2
Shelter Cove Towne Centre
40 Shelter Cove Ln
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
Details here. 

More Family Holiday Events on Hilton Head Is.

Free Gregg Russell Thanksgiving Concert
Friday, November 27; 7:30-9pm
Join us under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town for a very special Gregg Russell Thanksgiving concert for the entire family, as well as the official lighting of the Harbour Town Christmas tree. Details here. 

Caramel Apple Festival
Saturday, November 28; 1-3pm
Bring the family to Heritage Farm in Sea Pines Resort for a fun afternoon of fall activities, including caramel apples, games, crafts and more. Rates vary based on activities. (843) 842-1979. Details here. 

Harbour Town Lights
Friday, November 27-Friday, January 1
Enjoy the lights. Stroll along the harbour and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures, with the centerpiece being a towering Christmas tree. Harbour Town is the perfect place for families to be this holiday season with live entertainment and activities. The official tree lighting will take place just prior to the Gregg Russell concert on Friday, November 27 at 7:30pm. Details here. 

Outdoor Movie – ‘A Christmas Story’ in Harbour Town
Saturday, December 19; 7pm
Get into the holiday spirit by watching this classic movie under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town in Sea Pines Resort. Bench seating will be provided and admission is complimentary with the donation of a canned good for Deep Well. A fire pit and s’mores will also be available. (843) 842-1979. Details here. 

Free Gregg Russell Holiday Concert in Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island
Wed. Dec. 23, 7:30-9PM
Under the Liberty Oak in Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island icon Gregg Russell will play guitar and sing holiday songs for children and adults. Kids make homemade signs in hopes of being picked by Gregg Russell to sing a song. Santa will make an appearance after the concert.
Harbour Town
Hilton Head Is. SC 29928. Details here. 

Savannah/Bluffton independent Matilda Jane Trunk Keepers recognized as top sales team nationwide

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Matilda Jane Trunk shows Savannah Hilton Head Is.

Matilda Jane Clothing has recognized its Savannah area independent Trunk Keepers as the top sales team in the nation.

At the clothing company’s national sales meeting, held recently at its Ft. Wayne, Ind. headquarters, the 20-member team and Leader, Robyn Shirley took top honors for highest sales for the spring 2015 “Hello Lovely” campaign.

The six-month campaign, featuring clothing for little girls and mothers, was launched in Savannah this past February. The city was also featured as the backdrop for the spring line in a national photo shoot that took place last fall.

Shirley is now looking to expand her Savannah area team of Trunk Keepers and is seeking candidates. For more information here.


Robyn is now booking trunk shows for Fall 2015. TO BOOK or attend a Matilda Jane show near you, email Tell her sent you! Stay connected by liking her page on Facebookhere. 

Robyn Shirley, Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, Robyn Shirley is a advertiser

Royal Title sponsor for Happily Ever Ball, Aug. 30, is Matilda Jane Clothing Independent Trunk Keeper, Robyn Shirley

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Matilda Jane Clothing Trunk shows Savannah, South Carolina As Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing in Savannah & South Carolina, Robyn Shirley has some fun news:


Shirley will serve as the Royal Title Sponsor for The Next Generation’s annual The Happily Ever After Ball this Sun. Aug. 30 in Savannah.

The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center, hosts the Happily Ever After Ball every year. Children can meet 30 of their favorite princesses, princes, pirates, and heroes.

Two sessions: 1-3PM and 4-6PM
Brockington Hall, 213 East Hall St. near Forsyth Park

100% of Proceeds benefits The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center
Tickets are $30 each, you can purchase tickets through The Next Generation by clicking here.

Children and their parents are invited to attend the Royal Celebration where they can waltz with Cinderella and Prince Charming, visit Rapunzel and Flynn’s Hair and Makeup Palace, and even have a sword fight with Peter Pan and Captain Hook! Of course Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff will be there joined by all of their royal friends. You can also take a break in Wonderland and join Alice and the Mad Hatter at his tea party featuring Byrd Cookie Company’s famous cookie bar.

The Royal Title sponsor for this year’s Ball is Matilda Jane Clothing Independent Trunk Keeper, Robyn Shirley. The Next Generation has also partnered with Savannah luxury wedding and event planners, Posh Petals and Pearls to create a fairytale experience that children will never forget. The non-profit group, Princesses with a Purpose, will bring over 30 fairytale characters to life for children.


Shirley also is pleased to share MJC’s Photo Love 2015 winner.  Matilda Jane selected twenty applications from talented photographers that made it to the second round.  The third round of the competition was left to public voters. Tara Wanner was announced the winner for her fun, colorful and playful photo.

A local Hilton Head photographer, Carrie Friesen was a runner up in the contest. Carrie can be found at

For more information on the competition and to view the photo, visit


Robyn is now booking trunk shows for Fall 2015. TO BOOK or attend a Matilda Jane show near you, email Tell her sent you! Stay connected by liking her page on Facebook here. 

Robyn Shirley, Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, Robyn Shirley is a advertiser

FREE Trunk-o-ween @ Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is., Oct. 31

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

trunk or treat hilton head shelter cove towne centerFREE Trunk-o-ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, October 31 from 5-7pm
Shelter Cove Towne Centre
40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The Merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre and the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance have partnered to present a complimentary “Trunk-O-Ween” family friendly experience. Car Club Showcase vehicles will line Towne Centre Drive with their trunks open and full of candy. Costumed children trick-or-treat from car trunk to car trunk and store to store to get their bag filled with candy.

This special evening provides a safe environment for families, ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages. This year’s “spooktacular” highlights include:

•Trick-or-Treating in car trunks and shops
•Bounce Houses
•Cappy the Clown
•Prizes for the best-decorated trunks
•Halloween Music
•Plenty of treats to fill your bag



Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Costume Contest 2015, Hilton Head Is. , Oct. 30

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Pumpkin Patch 2014 Halloween Costume Contest, Hilton Head Is. BlufftonPumpkin Patch 2015 in Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Is. will be October 30 2015 from 4 pm-8 pm.

Have the kids dress up and participate in our Halloween Costume Contest.

Candy, games and much more is available.

The festival provides a safe environment parents can take their children to start there Halloween celebration.

The target age for the event is 3 – 12, but everyone is welcome.

There will be a petting zoo, carnival games, costume contests & more.

Admission is $10 for children (2-15). Adults are free

Learn more here.

Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Organized by Island Recreation Center,




FREE Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival 2015 includes Ms Peanut & Little Goober competition

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Boiled Peanut Fall Festival 2015 Bluffton

You’re invited to the fourth annual Boiled Peanut Festival in Bluffton, Sept. 19 2015.

This fall festival includes a peanut eating contest & Ms Peanut & Little Goober competition. The Ms. Peanut & Little Goober event is for children under the age of three. There will be a boys and a girls winner. Judges are looking for the cutest little peanuts and goobers to enter. Entry cost: $25. Details here. 

Bluffton Village
(Between the Library and the Post Office off 46)
Bluffton, SC 29910

Date & time
September 19, 2015

Kids’ Zone
Includes zipline, euro jumper, rock wall, bungie jumper, dunk tank & more. 

No charge for admission. In the “Kid Zone”, several vendors who charge on their own. Prices for those activities range from free and up to around $10 for zip lining.

For more info, click here or email



FREE Haunted Birdhouse workshop Oct. 10 @ Lowe’s Build & Grow kids’ clinics on select Saturdays in Savannah, Pooler, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hinesville, Rincon

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Lowes Build and Grow logo Sept 2013
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics are free to the public and occur select Saturdays at 10am. Below is the next upcoming clinic. Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic’s date.

Haunted Birdhouse kids’ workshop: 

Haunted Birdhouse workshop
10AM Oct. 10

Register for this project here. 

To register for a Build and Grow kids’ clinic, click here.

Don’t miss out on the FREE fun!

Details here.  
Clinics are available at Lowe’s stores in Savannah, Rincon, Pooler, Bluffton, Hinesville, Beaufort, Statesboro, Brunswick and more.

The free clinics are similar to The Home Depot Kids Workshop, which are free classes for kids held on the first Saturday of each month at Home Depot stores across the country. To learn more about the Home Depot free kids’ workshops & see the Home Depot schedule of upcoming kids’ workshops, click here.

FREE Outdoor Summer 2015 Family Concerts, Hilton Head Is., Bluffton

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Summer Jam free family concertsFREE Hilton Head ~ Summer Jams
Tue. June 23-Aug. 11 2015 5-9PM
Summer Jams hosted by the Island Rec Center at Shelter Cove Community Park on Tuesday nights, June 16-August 11, 5-9 p.m. Family fun with The Surf’s Jeff Taylor, entertainer Rick Hubbard and fireworks after dusk.
Free admission; concessions and Kids Zone sold separately.
39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Is., SC
More information: (843) 681-7273 or


Hilton Head ~ Sunset Celebration
picnic in the park!
every friday night from june 19-august 14
live music • family fun • shopping • dining • on the lawn
Sunset Celebration in Shelter Cove Community Park hosted by the merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre
Bring a beach, blanket and picnic to enjoy live music from Tim Cadiere & The Washboard Road Band, face painting, a juggler, bounce house and more.
39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Is., SC
More information: (843) 686-3090 or


Palmetto Dunes Shelter Cove Free family events 2015 Hilton Head FREE HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head, SC
Monday-Friday, Memorial Day through Labor Day, 6-9 p.m.
Family entertainment with Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown, crafts, face painting, food and more. Tuesday night fireworks on August 11.
Parrot Palooza with Shannon Tanner and The Oyster Reefers on Thursday nights at 6:30 and 8 p.m., June 18-August 13.
Free admission.
1 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head Is. SC
More information (843) 686-9098 or


Concerts that aren’t free but still fun:

Palmetto Bluff Summer Concert Series, Bluffton SC
Bring chairs and a picnic to enjoy an outdoor show.
August 11: Davis, Johnson and the Equinox Quintet
Gates open at 5PM. Concerts start at 6:30PM
Admission is $25 per car; proceeds benefit Family Promise of Beaufort.
19 Village Park Square, Palmetto Bluff SC 29910
More information here.  For updates on any cancellations due to weather, please check the Palmetto Bluff Facebook page.

Independence Day kids’ celebration: Pop! Goes the Sandbox, July 3

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The Sandbox Children's Museum 2015 Fourth of July events Hilton Head

Join Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for POP! Goes The Sandbox on Friday, July 3 10AM-2PM and celebrate Independence Day.

Kids can enjoy a bounce house, Big Blue building blocks, corn hole, tug o war, facepainting, holiday card & cookie decorating. Hot dogs, chips, lemonade, brownies & watermelon.

Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Seniors & active military: $8 per person, up to 12mths are free.


More Summer Events @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Summer Fun Series 2015

Mondays (June 22-Aug. 3)
10:30a: “Sizzlin’ Summer Science”
First come, first serve. Included in Admission. Space is limited
Call 843-842-7645 for any questions

Tuesdays (June 23-Aug. 4)
Crafty Kids (10:30am-11:30am)
First come, first serve. Included in Admission
23 Alligator
30 Patriotic Hat
7 Sea Turtle
14 Octopus
21 Rainstick
28 Shark
4 Starfish
Call 843-842-7645 for any questions

Wednesdays (June 24-August 5)
Arts & Crafts (10:30am-11:30am)
First come, first serve. Included in Admission
24 Jelly Fish
1 Patriotic Wreath
8 Sandcastle
15 Bird Mask
29 Tropical Fish
5 Horseshoe Crab
Call 843-842-7645 for any questions


Imagination Hour
Special story followed by a special craft, first come first serve. Included in Admission
Every Thursday at 10:30am


Parents Night Out
6p-9p. Details here. 
(Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 17-August 6)
Enjoy a parents night out while the kids let their imaginations run wild playing with the museum’s fun exhibits and activity areas. Plus staff supervised arts and crafts, dinner (pizza,drink & dessert) & a fun take home craft for each child.
Geared for children age 3-9 years.
Children must be potty-trained.
Reservations highly recommended 24 hours in advance; space available basis for walk-ins.
$30 per child
Siblings and Sandbox Members only $20 per child.
($1/minute per child late pick up fee.)
Call 843-842-7645 to sign up

Summer Camps 2015 @ The Sandbox. For ages 3-10. Details 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


Outdoor family summer movies on Tybee & Hilton Head Islands

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

During Summer 2015, both Tybee Island & Hilton Head Island offer summer outdoor family movies.

Tybee free movies in the park Tybee Island 2015

FREE Movies in the Park 2015, Tybee Island

At Memorial Park on Tybee Island, a family friendly movie will be projected on the side of the Tybee Gym compliments of the City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority / Main Street Program and Partners.

Please note that the movie start time is an estimate. The movie will begin when it is dark enough for it to be visible once projected on the gym. If it rains, the movie will be shown inside the gym.
8:30 PM

Contact Chantel Morton, 912-472-5071, email



Cinema at the Stables 2015, Hilton Head Island
Lawton Stables, 190 Greenwood Dr ($6/per vehicle entrance fee to Sea Pines Resort). Cost: Suggested donation of $10 for adults, $5 for kids & younger.
July 8: Black Beauty
Aug. 5: The movie will either be Babe or Night at the Museum. Check their Facebook page here. 
Come and enjoy a movie outside while supporting Lawton Stables’ Wish Upon a Horse therapeutic riding center.
Concessions will be available. More information here or (843) 671-2586