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Kid-Friendly Piccolo Spoleto 2015 starts this weekend, Charleston S.C.

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Piccolo Spoleto 2015 Charleston Piccolo Spoleto 2015 – which runs from Fri. May 22-Sun. June 7 – is the official outreach festival to Spoleto in nearby Charleston, SC. (about a 90 minute drive from Savannah)

The annual Piccolo Spoleto is a fun, laid-back, kid-friendly time featuring music, dance, parades, story-telling and more.

Your kids will love the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable community band & don’t miss the free outdoor concert at the US Customs House that kicks off the festival this Fri. May 22.  Other kid-friendly festival highlights include:
Charleston Carifest Children’s Carnival, Sat., May 30, 11AM
Sand Sculpting Competition, Sat. May 30, 9AM-1PM Front Beach at Isle of Palms
Family Day @ Marion Square, Sat., May 23, 10:00am-3:00pm

See the entire Piccolo Spoleto schedule here. 

For non-Piccolo Spoleto fun, be sure to check out our list of 12 Things To Do With Kids in Charleston by clicking here.

Piccolo Spoleto 2015, May 22-June 7 2015, Charleston, SC

Tea in the Garden during May, Tea Party with Alice & more places to have tea in Savannah, Bluffton

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

tea rooms in Savannah Hilton Head What better way to celebrate May then with a mother’s daughter tea. Here are some places to have tea in Savannah & Bluffton.

Tea in the Garden (during May only) at the Davenport House
324 E. State St.
Savannah, 31401
Thursdays & Fridays in May 2015
Program dates & times:
May 14, 15 at 4:15PM and May 22, 28, 29 at 5PM
Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden
Admission: $18 for adults; $14 children ages 8-17 years
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance.
Length of Program: 60 to 75 minutes
The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs.
More details here.

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Tea year-round including children’s tea at the Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room
38 Calhoun Street, Bluffton, SC
Offers a variety of teas including light afternoon tea, cream tea, full cottage tea & children’s tea for children 10 & younger.
Details here.

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Afternoon Tea year-round at the Gryphon Tea Room
337 Bull St. Savannah, 31401
Details here.

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Tea Party with Alice, May 30

Tea Party with Alice Savannah Enchant My Party

Join Alice and her princess friends for storytelling, games, crafts and a tea party on May 30 2015 in Savannah.
Every child will leave with magical memories and a gift from Alice.
Three sessions to choose from:
10AM, Noon, 2PM @ Cake it Away Bakery at 4700 E. Hwy 80 on Whitemarsh Island.
Cot: $18 per ticket.
Details here. 
This tea party is organized by Enchant My Party in Savannah , a children’s princess party business that sends costumed-princesses to homes or party spots to entertain at your child’s regal birthday party with storytelling; singing & dancing; crafts & games.

Enchant My Party, www.enchantmyparty.com, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email enchantmyparty@gmail.com 
Enchant My Party is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Kids’ Triathlons 2015 on Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Kids Triathlons in Savannah Hilton Head

The TD Bank Hilton Head Island KIDS Triathlons
June 20 and August 1, 2015

TD BANK Hilton Head Island KIDS Triathlon #1
June 20, 2015 9AM
Location – Island Recreation Center – Hilton Head Island, SC

Register by clicking here. 

TD BANK Hilton Head Island KIDS Triathlon #2
August 1, 2015 9AM
Location – Island Recreation Center – Hilton Head Island, SC

Register by clicking here. 

Distances
Ages 4-6
Swim 25 Yds | Bike 0.5 Mi | Run 0.33 Mi
Ages 7-10
Swim 75 Yds | Bike 2 Mi | Run 1 Mi
Ages 11-14
Swim 125 Yds | Bike 3 Mi | Run 1.5 Mi

Daytrips/Weekend Getaways: Things To Do With Kids on Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

free kids' activities Hilton Head

SouthernMamas.com regularly spotlights our favorite nearby daytrip spots to visit with kids outside of Savannah.

One of our favorite family daytrips from Savannah is Hilton Head Is.

Things to do with kids on Hilton Head Is. include:

1. Bicycling on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island offers over 50 scenic miles of public bicycle pathways and nature trails. The hard-packed beaches are also popular for bicycling at low tide.

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2. Free family-friendly outdoor Gregg Russell concerts at Harbour Town, Sea Pines

A classic on Hilton Head Is. for almost four decades, Gregg Russell Concerts under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town happen regularly during summer (weather permitting) & periodically during spring. Details here. 

During Summer 2015, Gregg Russell will perform his free kid-friendly outdoor concerts:
8PM-9:30PM
May 22-24
May 27-29
May 31-August 28 (every night except Saturdays)
September 3-6

This family-oriented singer/storyteller performs sing-a-longs, ballads & silly songs with audience participation. Kids in the audience try to get Gregg to pick them to sing a song to the crowd, often using creative pick-me posters etc. Concerts are free; there’s a $6 gate fee per auto.

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3. Free petting farm at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines

The free animal farm includes a deer named Callie, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, turtles, cows and rabbits.  Kids can also pet a friendly retired Clydesdale, Harley, at the stables. Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. The animal farm is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here. 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, 29928

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4. The wildflower garden & hiking trails in the free Sea Pines Forest Preserve

The 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve includes easy trails to various points of interest including the 4,000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a wildflower garden that’s amazing when in bloom. The walks range from 25 minutes to one hour. Bicycles are not permitted on the nature trails, so please park your bicycles at the locations provided. Open from sunrise to sunset. The Forest Preserve is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here.

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free hilton head kids activities 5. Free Sea Pines Trolley

Take the free Sea Pines Trolley to all your favorite Sea Pines locations during summer months & some holiday periods. This is a great way to entertain kids who are still thrilled by “bus rides etc”. The trolley offers an easy way to get around Sea Pines while giving you a scenic tour of a favorite family vacation resort. Schedule info here. Trolley rides are free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. *Perfect rainy day activity

For Summer 2015, the free trolleys will run May 22 – Sept 6.

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6. The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum

18A Pope Ave
(843) 842-7645
Located just off Pope Avenue on the south end of the Island, this interactive museum provides a unique place for educational play between children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Little ones from infant to age 8 will be captivated by the fun filled play centers and engaging activities.

Summer 2015 Hours: The Sandbox be open Mon-Sat.: 10-5 June thru August, Sunday: Closed. For hours, click here.

May 2015
05/21/15 | Imagination Hour
05/25/15 | The Sandbox at Lawton Stables
05/28/15 | Imagination Hour
June 2015
06/04/15 | Imagination Hour
06/11/15 | Imagination Hour
06/17/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
06/18/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
06/18/15 | Imagination Hour
06/24/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
06/25/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
06/25/15 | Imagination Hour

July 2015
07/01/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
07/02/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
07/02/15 | Imagination Hour
07/08/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
07/09/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
07/09/15 | Imagination Hour
07/15/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
07/16/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
07/16/15 | Imagination Hour
07/22/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
07/23/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
07/23/15 | Imagination Hour
07/29/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
07/30/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
07/30/15 | Imagination Hour

August 2015
08/05/15 | Parents Night Out (W)
08/06/15 | Parents Night Out (Th)
08/06/15 | Imagination Hour
08/13/15 | Imagination Hour
08/20/15 | Imagination Hour
08/27/15 | Imagination Hour

Details here. *Perfect rainy day activity

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7. Coastal Discovery Museum

70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Educational natural history and animal programs at a venue that includes salt marsh board walks, open fields, gardens, trails and a 1200 square foot butterfly habitat that is home to some 13 species of native butterflies to the Lowcountry. *Perfect rainy day activity.
More info here.

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8. Go to the beach at the newly redone Sea Pines Beach Club. 

Convenient access to the Surf Shop, restrooms, shower facilities & Surfside Market featuring to-go sandwiches, salads, snacks &  cold beverages. Details here. 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928. The beach club is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.

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9. Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town, Sea Pines

The Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town is one of the top playgrounds in our area. Fenced, somewhat shaded playground that includes a treehouse; swings; numerous slides; lots of climbing bars, jungle gym bars, monkey bars. Just outside the fenced-playground is a water fountain; picnic tables; bathrooms; and plenty of spots for lunch, drinks or coffee and of course, the famous Harbour Town lighthouse which is open to climb for a fee plus $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.  Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928

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10. FREE historical Stoney-Baynard Ruins, Sea Pines

The ruins of the old Baynard estate, the main house as well as attendant slave quarters, are permanently preserved within six-acre Baynard Ruins Park. The home was raided during the Civil War and Union forces made it their headquarters. Details here. The ruins are free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.

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For more kid-friendly daytrips/weekend getaways from Savannah, click here. 

Farmers Markets in Richmond Hill, Pooler, Savannah, Bluffton, Hilton Head

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market

The City of Richmond Hill revamped Farmer’s Market. Each Tuesday from April until mid-October, the market will offer the best in local produce and crafts. The City has extended shopping hours from 2PM-7PM. The following vendors will be part of the Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market the entire season: Hardwicke Farms, Sage Wishes, FraLi Gourmet, Savannah River Farms, Woodland Swamp Farm, Sikes Honey, Foods of the Farm, and Farm Fresh Produce.

WHERE: J.F. Gregory Park
521 Cedar Street
Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

WHEN: Tuesdays, 2 – 7 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: For vendor updates, check the Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market Facebook page here or the City of Richmond Hill website here.

For information or market applications, contact Joy Lee at 912-756-6496 or jlee@richmondhill-ga.gov.

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Other Savannah & Lowcountry Farmers’ Markets

Pooler Farmers’ Market
4-7 PM Wednesdays
Open for 2015 season
Bring the kids to the market from 4:30-5 on Wednesdays for Story time and the tasting station. What a great way to introduce your little ones to seasonal produce.
Located at the Pooler Recreation Complex, 200 Preston Stokes Drive in Pooler, GA., off Pooler Parkway.
Details here.

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Wilmington Island Farmers Market

9 AM-1 PM Saturdays
Opens 2015 season. Runs every Saturday through June 27.
Saturdays, 9AM-1PM
Storytime 10-10:30 AM
Crafty Corner: Last Saturday of every month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Located at Islands Community Church, 111 Waltour Road.
Details here.

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The Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market

2-7 PM Tuesdays
Opens for the 2015 season with a soft opening on March 31
Grand opening April 7
Located J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill.
Details here.
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Bethesda Academy Farm & Gardens Farm Stand

An organic farm stand managed by Bethesdastudents and staff. You can buy fresh produce, organic garden seedlings & farm-fresh eggs. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques.

Open the public.
3-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Located at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave., Savannah 31406
Details here or call 912.351.2061 On Facebook here.

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Forsyth Farmers Market
9 AM-1 PM Saturdays
Located at the South End of Forsyth Park, Savannah
Email: forsythfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Details here.

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Farmers Market of Bluffton 
Noon-4PM Thursday March 12 (Last Winter Hours Market)
2015 Season Grand Opening, March 19th, 2pm-7pm!
Spring/Summer/Fall Hours, 2PM-7PM Thursdays
Located at Carson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton, 40 Calhoun St. intersection of Calhoun Street & Lawrence Street, Bluffton, 29910-7014
Details here.

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Shelter Cove Park Farmers Market
2015 Season dates coming soon
Located Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Details here.
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Buckwalter Farmers Market, Bluffton
Tuesdays from 2-6pm at Buckwalter Place Shopping Center, Bluffton, SC 29910
For more information about the Buckwalter Place Farmers Market, please visit their Facebook page here or email the Market Manager at manager@buckwalterfarmersmarket.com.

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Farmers Market @ Sea Pines Center, Hilton Head Is. 
The Farmer’s Market 2015 Season will begin Tuesday, March 31 2015 and run through Tuesday, December 29 2015.
10AM-2PM
71 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 322-1900.
Details here.

Memorial Day 2015: Sandbox at the Stables, May 25

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Sandbox at the Stables Memorial Day Lawton Stables Sea Pines

Come to Lawton Stables for a day of family-friendly fun to benefit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Sandbox at the Stables
Monday, May 25
10AM-2PM
Lawton Stables, Sea Pines
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
Details here.

The Sandbox will bring all of the fun of Hilton Head Is/Bluffton’s only non-profit children’s museum to the beautiful setting of Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort

Make plans to spend Memorial Day with The Sandbox.

There will be pony rides, face painting, animal farm, pitching cages, GameTruck on site for the big kids, craft projects, mobile interactive museum exhibits,inflatable water slides and bounce houses.

Admission is $5 per person; additional tickets for activities and concessions are $1 each.

Sponsorship opportunities are available now. Call Alyson Barber, our Director of Development, at 843.842.7645 for more information.

Participants may bring their own picnic provisions and beverages.

Note: The Sandbox Children’s Museum at the Pope Avenue location will be CLOSED on Memorial Day.

There is a $6/per vehicle gate fee to enter Sea Pines Resort.

See you at the Stables.

Farmers’ Markets in Savannah, Pooler, Wilmington Is., Bluffton, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Spring means many Savannah-Lowcountry area Farmers Markets reopen for the 2015 Season.

No more excuses for not buying locally-grown fruits and veggies.

Here are our favorites:

Pooler Farmers' Market

Pooler Farmers’ Market
4-7 PM Wednesdays
Open for 2015 season on March 4 2015
Bring the kids to the market from 4:30-5 on Wednesdays for Story time and the tasting station. What a great way to introduce your little ones to seasonal produce.
Located at the Pooler Recreation Complex, 200 Preston Stokes Drive in Pooler, GA., off Pooler Parkway.
Details here.

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Savannah Farmers Markets: Wilmington Island Farmers Markets

Wilmington Island Farmers Market

9 AM-1 PM Saturdays
Opens for 2015 season March 7 2015 & runs every Saturday through June 27.
Saturdays, 9AM-1PM
Storytime 10-10:30 AM
Crafty Corner: Last Saturday of every month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Located at Islands Community Church, 111 Waltour Road.
Details here.

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The Richmond Hill Farmers’ Market

2-7 PM Tuesdays
Opens for the 2015 season with a soft opening on March 31
Grand opening April 7
Located J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill.
Details here.
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Bethesda Farmers Market

Bethesda Academy Farm & Gardens Farm Stand

An organic farm stand managed by Bethesda students and staff. You can buy fresh produce, organic garden seedlings & farm-fresh eggs. Students are actively involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting all items on-site at Bethesda Academy using sustainable, organic farming techniques.

Open the public.
3-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Located at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave., Savannah 31406
Details here or call 912.351.2061 On Facebook here.

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Farmers Markets Savannah

Forsyth Farmers Market
9 AM-1 PM Saturdays
Located at the South End of Forsyth Park, Savannah
Email: forsythfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Details here.

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Farmers Market of Bluffton
Noon-4PM Thursday March 12 (Last Winter Hours Market)
2015 Season Grand Opening, March 19th, 2pm-7pm!
Spring/Summer/Fall Hours, 2PM-7PM Thursdays
Located at Carson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton, 40 Calhoun St. intersection of Calhoun Street & Lawrence Street, Bluffton, 29910-7014
Details here.

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Shelter Cove Park Farmer's Market Hilton Head

Shelter Cove Park Farmers Market

2015 Season dates coming soon
Located Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Details here.
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Free outdoor performances by casts of Forever Plaid & School House Rock @ Bluffton Farmers Market, March 19

Monday, March 9th, 2015

The ‘Broadway On Calhoun’ series continues at the Bluffton Farmers Market Spring Opening on Thursday, March 19 2015.

The cast of the Arts Center’s hit musical “Forever Plaid” will perform along with the Main Street Youth Theatre’s cast of “School House Rock”.

Free and open to the public.

The performances are scheduled to begin at 4:30 P.M. on Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton in the open space adjacent to The Dispensary.

The Arts Center’s highly requested “Forever Plaid” is a smash musical filled with close harmony “bop-shoo-bop” hits from the 50s and 60s on March 29 through April 4. The Main Street Youth Theatre’s “School House Rock” is a fun, fast paced pop culture phenomenon which opens on their stage on Friday, March 20.

Sponsors of the event are The Old Town Bluffton Merchants Society, The Bluffton Sun and The Hilton Head Sun and The Farmers Market of Bluffton.

Farmers Market of Bluffton
Located at Carson Cottages in Old Town Bluffton, 40 Calhoun St. intersection of Calhoun Street & Lawrence Street, Bluffton, 29910-7014
2015 Season Grand Opening, March 19th, 2pm-7pm!
Details here.

Daytrips/Weekend Getaways: Things to do in Beaufort, SC with kids

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Hunting Island South Carolina Beaufort SCSouthernMamas.com regularly spotlights our favorite nearby daytrip spots to visit with kids outside of Savannah.

One of our favorite family daytrips from Savannah is Beaufort, S.C.

Things to do with kids in Beaufort, S.C. include:

Shark Tooth Fairy Shark Tooth Hunts
Go to a shark tooth hunt in Port Royal with Beaufort’s famed Shark Tooth Fairy. Friend him on Facebook here to  stay updated on when the next public beach shark tooth hunt for kids will happen. Details here. 

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The Kazoo Factory museum tours
See how kazoos are made at this museum featured on National Public Radio show All Things Considered. Read the story here.  The museum tours show how kazoos are assembled, imprinted, packaged and shipped worldwide. Kids can also make their own kazoos to take home.
Admission fees:
No charge to browse the museum.
Guided tours: $5 per person.
Children 3 and younger are free.
12 John Galt Road
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 982-6387
www.kazoofactory.com

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Spanish Moss Trail
Bike this 12-foot wide, 5-mile paved pedestrian trail through neighborhoods, marshes and more. When completed, the trail will be 13.6 miles.
Free.
Parking trail head
Depot Road
Beaufort, SC 29902.
www.spanishmosstrail.com

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Parris Island Marine Graduation
Graduation ceremonies are open to the public and typically held certain Friday mornings throughout the year. For the exact dates of specific graduation ceremonies, click here for the 2015 schedule.
The ceremony begins at 9 AM and typically lasts about an hour.
To enter Parris Island, you’ll need to have a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and valid registration.
Free
283 Blvd De France
Parris Island, SC 29905
843-228-3650
http://www.mcrdpi.marines.mil/

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Hunting Island State Park and Lighthouse
For an admission of $2, visitors can climb the 167 steps and walk around the observation deck. Children must be 44” tall to climb the lighthouse, which is subject to close for repairs without notice.
2555 Sea Island PKWY
Hunting Island, SC 29920
(843) 838-2011
Admission Fees:
Adults: $5
SC Seniors: $3.25
Children 6-15: $3
Children 5 and younger are free
www.southcarolinaparks.com/huntingisland/

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Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Playground
Enjoy shaded play areas, restrooms, a grassy area for picnicking. Kids can watch fishermen showing their skills on the dock in front of the playground.
Free
1010 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
www.beaufort-sc.com/waterfront-park.html
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Pigeon Point Park playground
Includes fun playgroup equipment including a merry-go-around; restrooms; picnic tables; water fountains large oak trees that provide shade.
Pigeon Point Road
Beaufort, SC 29902
www.beaufort-sc.com/pigeon-point-park.html 

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Hwy. 21 Drive-In
End the day by taking  the kids to an old-fashioned drive in.
55 Parker Dr.
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 846-4500
Call the theater for ticket prices
http://hwy21drivein.com/

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For more kid-friendly daytrips/weekend getaways from Savannah, click here. 

Learn more about MOMS Club of Bluffton-Hilton Head, S.C.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

This Tuesday, March 10th at 3:30PM, the MOMS Club of Bluffton/Hilton Head is hosting an open house at Dubois Park in Bluffton.

There will be a St Patricks day craft and a treat for the kids.

This is a great event for local moms to learn more about MOMS Club, meet some moms club members and learn what they do in the community.

Free & open to the public.

Can’t make it, but want to learn more? Visit bhhmoms.webs.com or email questions to momsclubofbhh@gmail.com

FREE Family Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is., April 10

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Free Family Fun Night Sandbox Children's Museum

April Free Family Fun Night

April 10, 5:30-7:30pm

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

Free admission to the museum, bounce house (weather permitting), fun arts and crafts and face painting!

Bring a friend for this FREE night of fun! Light Picnic Dinner will be provided.

Family Fun Nights made possible in part by: The Bargain Box

(Normally the 1st Friday, the Sandbox moved to April 10th due to Good Friday Church Services at St Andrew by the Sea United Methodist Church and anticipated parking challenges)

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

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Sandbox April 2015 Hours

The Sandbox be open Monday – Saturday during the month of April, including Good Friday.

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Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head Lawton

St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving events in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, February 13th, 2015

St. Baldrick's Savannah Hilton Head Is. St. Baldrick’s Savannah Annual Head-Shaving Event, March 7

Savannah’ annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise funds for children’s cancer research will be 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 7, in front of Wild Wing Café in Savannah’s City Market.

Volunteers shave their heads to show support for children who usually lose their hair during cancer treatment. They also raise funds to support children’s cancer research. You can sign up to have your head shaved or make a donation to sponsor someone who is getting shaved. Click here  to see a list of people who have already signed up to participate.

There will also be a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser on Thursday, February 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Your Pie located at 7630 Skidaway Road, Unit A-1, in Savannah.

Since its inception in 2000, St. Baldrick’s Foundation has held more than 7,000 head-shaving events worldwide, raising more than $186 million for cancer research. The pediatric hematology/oncology program at Memorial University Medical Center, along with the Children’s Oncology Group, benefit from St. Baldrick’s in the form of clinical research trials for pediatric cancer patients.

For more information about the 2015 St. Baldrick’s event, contact Yael Elfassy-Conner at Yelpasso@hotmail.com.

Hilton Head Is. St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving Event, March 14

Mellow Mushroom of Hilton Head Island will host the fourth annual St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser on Saturday, March 14 from 3pm -to 5pm.

Joe DiNovo of Joe’s Barbershop will lead the team of Barbers shaving the heads of the Hilton Head area men, women and children, encouraging the community to support their action by making donations to their team.

The fund raiser – which also will feature a silent auction and live music – is organized by Terry and Cynthia Cermak, who started the event in honor of their son Henry. In 2013, St. Baldrick’s created a Hero Fund in his name: the Henry Cermak Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research. The Cermak’s headshaving events have raised over $50,000.00 for Henry’s Fund, and in July provided 50% of the funding for a research grant studying pediatric brain cancer treatments at St. Jude Hospital.

Volunteers can join a team or start their own team here.

Merchants who wish to help sponsor the event can call 843-476-4768 or email henrys1ups@gmail.com.

Have professional child silhouettes done @ The Storybook Shoppe, Bluffton, March 23

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

silhouette artist & former Walt Disney World artist coming to Bluffton On Monday, March 23 2015 from 11AM to 5PM, The Storybook Shoppe in Bluffton will have Keith Donaldson, a silhouette artist and former Walt Disney World artist, coming to the store.

Donaldson will be cutting children’s pictures. The price is $30 and includes two matted silhouettes.

There’s a sign-up sheet at the store. If you would like your children to have a silhouette cut, please sign up for a time slot.

Keith is able to do two children at the same time for $50 and three children at the same time for $60. Frames will also be available for $15. The children need only sit for 3 minutes.

All ages are welcome including “wiggly” kids!

The Storybook Shoppe, 41A Calhoun St., Bluffton, SC (843) 757-2600, www.thestorybookshoppe.com

Shark Tooth & Fossil Hunt free for ages 12 & younger with Beaufort’s Shark Tooth Fairy, Port Royal, S.C.

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Shark Tooth Hunt Beaufort SC Shark Tooth Fairy

All kids growing up in the Savannah/Lowcountry area need to experience at least one shark tooth & fossil hunt with Beaufort’s famed Shark Tooth Fairy in Port Poyal, near Beaufort, S.C.

The Shark Tooth Fairy, Mike Harris, regularly invites kids to come to The Sands beach in Port Royal to look for shark teeth, Megalodon teeth and other fossilized finds. These kid-friendly hunts are held every couple of months throughout the year.

The next shark tooth & fossil hunt is 11 AM Saturday, Feb. 21 2015 @ Sands Beach in Port Royal

29 Sands Beach Rd, Port Royal, South Carolina 29935

FREE for kids 12 & younger. $5 for adults.

Details here. 

The Shark Tooth Fairy  spreads out over 100 pounds of shark teeth over the beach before kids arrive. Info on The Sands in Port Royal, S.C. near Beaufort here.

Read about The Shark Tooth Fairy & the public shark-tooth beach hunts by clicking here.

These beach hunts typically happen rain or shine. But stay updated about this Feb. 21 2015 hunt & other future ones by ‘liking” the Shark Tooth Fairy & his pup Captain Morgan on Facebook here. 

(Make a day of it and pair your visit with a trip to the lighthouse at Hunting Island near Beaufort.  Info on Hunting Islandhere.)

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St. Patrick’s 2015 Savannah Family Events/Parades include Tara Feis Irish Celebration; Where to Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales; Irish Bowling

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

St. Patrick's Day kids family events Savannah

The Greening of the Forsyth Park Fountain, parades on Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. & in Savannah and our favorite event, Tara Feis Irish Celebration, will be here soon.

Tara Feis 2015 family kids Irish St. Patrick's Day Savannah

FREE, Family-Friendly Tara Feis Irish Celebration
Saturday, March 14, 2015
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emmet Park (east end of Bay Street)
Presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs
Free and open to the public

For information about the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, visit savannahga.gov/savstpat

The non-alcoholic family-friendly feis (pron. FESH) – or festival – will be a feast for the eyes, ears and palate, with live performances, food, art activities, crafts and games hosted with Irish ceremony, tradition and hospitality. The festival is held each year in the beautiful Emmet Park located in heart of downtown Savannah.

Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with an official Irish opening ceremony. For more information call 912-651-6417.

This event is a free, non-alcoholic event geared towards families and children.

Tara Feis 2015 Schedule of Events
Main Stage
11:00am Opening Ceremony, Presentation of the Colors, Irish National Anthem, American National Anthem, Official Remarks
11:30am Irish Dancers of Savannah
12:15pm Dublin Firefighters Pipe and Drum Band
12:30pm Harry O’Donoghue
1:15pm FullSet
2:20pm Glor Na Daire Academy of Irish Dance
2:45pm Meet Full Set
3:10pm Frank Emerson, Carroll Brown and Harry O’Donoghue
4:00pm FullSet
4:55pm Closing remarks

Children’s Stage
11:30am – Conrad Hartz Puppets
12:00pm Glor Na Daire Academy of Irish Dance
12:45pm Savannah Stage Company
1:15pm Magic Marc
1:45pm Irish Dancers of Savannah
2:30pm Conrad Hartz Puppets
3:00pm Magic Marc
3:30pm Savannah Stage Company
4:00pm Stage Closed

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More St. Patrick’s Day Events

Meet the Clydesdales St. Patrick's Savannah MEET THE BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES

The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Savannah & will make multiple community appearances. The hitch team and red wagon will appear at various St. Patrick’s Day parades, as well as other neighborhood events, where consumers can interact with the hitch team.
WHEN:
Thurs. March 12, 4-6PM Full hitch in Fort Stewart @ Fort Stewart Military Base on 6th street
Fri. March 13, Noon Folds of Honor scholarship presentation @ Southern Eagle Distributing, 1320 US Highway 80W, Savannah
Fri. March 13, 4-6PM—Full hitch in Old Town Bluffton, S.C. at Calhoun St.
Sat. March 14, 3 PM— Full hitch at St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Tybee Is. Parade begins at City Hall, proceeds down Butler Ave. to Tybrisa St.
Sun. March 15, 3 PM— Full hitch at St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Hilton Head Is. Parade begins at Pope Avenue
Mon. March 16, 10AM-6PM— Budweiser Clydesdales stable viewing @ Southern Eagle Distributing, 1320 US Highway 80W Savannah
Tues. March 17, 10AM— Full hitch at Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah. Parade begins at Gwinnett & Abercorn streets

FREE IRISH DANCE LESSONS

Legacy Irish Dance in Savannah is offering 4 FREE weeks of classes for the months of January, February & March 2015 to children wanting to give Irish dance a try. Anyone who participates is also invited to join in the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade on Tues. March 17. Details here. 

FREE GREENING OF FOUNTAIN

NOON Friday, March 13, 2015
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee’s annual Greening of the Fountain takes place in Forsyth Park at the main fountain on the north side. The Greening ceremony has evolved into a popular event, as the attendance grows larger every year. The children are the focus of the Greening and a special kind of Irish magic culminates when the fountain water turns from clear to green, ensuring a “young-at-heart” experience for everyone.

FREE TYBEE ISLAND IRISH HERITAGE PARADE

3PM Sat. March 14, 2015, Butler Ave., Tybee Island

FREE HILTON HEAD ISLAND ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

3PM Sun. March 15, 2015. This is a more lowkey, laid-back parade than Savannah’s. See the parade route here. 

FREE ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

10:15 Tues. March 17 2015. See the parade route here.  Show up early to get a spot along the route.

Find a spot to watch the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade near The Melting Pot Savannah, Ga. on Broughton Street. The Melting Pot of Savannah’s full bar will be open 3/17 at 8am for Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, coffee etc. Closed for dining.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY IRISH BOWLING

Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Irish Road Bowling Tournament
10AM Sat. March 21 @ Hutchinson Island Racetrack
Cost: $15 if you register before March 18; $20 day of
Learn more here.

Free Hilton Head Is. beach yoga during February 2015

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Free beach yoga Hilton Head Is. 2015This February, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers FREE one-hour yoga classes at the resort’s beach, available to guests & locals alike.

Classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8AM and on Wednesdays at 5:30PM. The resort is at 130 Shipyard Drive in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Hilton Head Island locals are encouraged to provide donations to benefit the Hilton Head Humane Society at the start of yoga class. For more information on classes, call (843) 842-2000 or visit Guest Services at the resort.

Yoga instructor Jennifer Brewer will lead the classes. She is a RYT-500 yoga therapist from Subtle Yoga in Charlotte, N.C., and RYT-200 from Asheville Community Yoga in Asheville, N.C. Brewer has more than 15 years of teaching experience.

For more information on the resort, call (843) 842-2000 or click here.

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