Archive for the ‘Hilton Head Is. children’’ Category

Sharks & rays will be on display at Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center on Hwy. 170 opening in May 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Port Royal Sound Maritime Center A state-of-the-art maritime center is scheduled to open in May off S.C. 170 at the site of the former Lemon Island Marina near Beaufort, Bluffton & Hilton Head Is. S.C. (and a roughly 45 minute to an hour drive from Savannah).

The Port Royal Sound Maritime Center will feature touch-screen exhibits, classrooms, hands-on learning spaces and other areas where everyone can learn and celebrate the uniqueness of the Port Royal Sound and have diverse and fun opportunities to experience and connect with the Port Royal Sound area.

We can’t wait!

Picture 8-foot-wide jaws of a megalodon shark in the reception area; exhibits of suspended models of a tiger shark, a loggerhead sea turtle, bottleneck dolphin & cownose rays; a 2,400-gallon tank with cobia, red drum & small sharks;  a shallow tank with fish & rays for visitors to touch; a moon-and-tides exhibit featuring interactive displays explaining Port Royal Sound’s large tides; a sounds exhibit that will allow visitors to listen to the songs of dolphins & fish picked up by a submerged microphone near the center – according to the Island Packet.

Read more here.

Stay connected to Port Royal Sound Foundation & informed when there’s a scheduled opening date by liking the foundation on Facebook here.

New kids’ program @ The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Sandbox Dig program New program: Discover. Imagine. Grow.

Come D.I.G. at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is, Tuesdays 10:30 AM-11:30 AM.

Through the guise of play and exploration, D.I.G will empower young children by encouraging and guiding development of the skills needed for their success in learning and in life: language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being. Geared toward children 3-PreK. Included with paid museum admission. First come First serve, sign up at check-in. Click here for more info on the DIG program

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 

Kids invited to search for shark teeth, Megalodon teeth & other fossilized finds, Port Royal, S.C.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Shark Tooth Fairy Beaufort SCThis looks so cool & totally worth the roadtrip to Port Poyal, near Beaufort, S.C.

The Shark Tooth Fairy, Mike Harris, invites the kids to come to The Sands beach in Port Royal this Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 starting at noon to look for shark teeth, Megalodon teeth and other fossilized finds.

He’ll be spreading out over 100 pounds of them over the beach just in time for their arrival. Info on The Sands in Port Royal, S.C. near Beaufort here.

Read about The Shark Tooth Fairy & the public shark-tooth beach hunts in a Beaufort Gazette article by Erin Moody by clicking here.

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

2014 Hilton Head Snow Day with snowfield, inflatable rides 1/25, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Hilton Head Snow Day 2014Are your kids snow-deprived?

If they are longing to throw a snowball or build Frosty, check out the 2014 Hilton Head Snow Day on January 25, 2014 from 11am-4pm at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Is.

The Island Recreation Association and title sponsor Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram will host this annual family event, which will have inflatable rides, pony rides and entertainment. There will be a “snow field” where little ones can build a mini snowman, make snowballs or even snow angels!   For the kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event!

Admission is $10 per person from ages 2-17. All food and beverage are sold separately.

For more information please call (843) 681-7273 or visit www.islandreccenter.org . You can also “like” Island Recreation Assoc. on Facebook for daily and weekly updates at https://www.facebook.com/HiltonHeadIslandRecreationAssociation

2013 Hilton Head Island Winter Wonder Festival (Winter Hayride, Carnival Games, Moon Bounces, Petting Zoo, Face Painting and Arts and Crafts)

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Hilton Head Holiday activities: Winter Wonder Festival 2013You’re invited to the 2013 Hilton Head Island Winter Wonder Festival, Saturday, December 7 from 4-8pm at Shelter Cove Community Park.

Start off your holiday season with a fun filled afternoon of southern winter activities with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

Admission $10 for ages 2-15, parents come in free.

Children’s activities include: Winter Hayride, Carnival Games, Moon Bounces, Petting Zoo, Face Painting and Arts and Crafts. If you have an elf costume, wear it! If not, all the children will have a chance to make an elf costume and dress like an elf for the parade that begins at 4:45 p.m., with the Annual Golden Candy Cane hunt to follow at 5:30 p.m.

Concessions sold separately. All the proceeds of this event benefit the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund. Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of Winter Wonder Fun!

For more information please call us at (843) 681-7273 or visit our website at www.islandreccenter.org. You can also “like” Hilton Head Recreation Center on Facebook for daily and weekly updates at https://www.facebook.com/HiltonHeadIslandRecreationAssociation

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Child care in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.: Guardian Angels Sitting Service, a babysitting, pet sitting & elderly sitting referral agency in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Savannah Babysitting Services: Guardian Angels Sitting Service

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Receive $10 off if you book a sitter before 10/26/13.

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Savannah Babysitting Services: Guardian Angels Sitting Service

Are you in need of responsible sitters?

Becoming an Annual Member with Guardian Angels Sitting Service has a lot of benefits. Guardian Angels is a licensed, bonded and insured sitting agency with professionally screened sitters.

Receive $50 off now through Oct 28th if you join as an annual member for Babysitting or PetSitting services. Let Guardian Angels watch over what matters most to you!

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FREE 350/30 Sand Castle Competition on Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Hilton Head kids activities, sand castle competitionYou’re invited to the 350/30 Sand Castle Competition
Saturday, October 5, 2013
** 10:00 a.m. Sign-In ** 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Coligny Beach – Hilton Head Island
Prizes will be awarded to: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division category
“Best Pirate Theme” “Most Creative” “Best in Show”
(Judging will begin at 1:00 pm.)

For more information, please click here: celebrationhhi.org
Email your questions to: hhisandcastle@yahoo.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM

Hilton Head Island Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 25 2013 (Costume Contest, Hayrides)

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Pumpkin Patches in Savannah, Hilton Head Is. Bluffton Come to the Hilton Head Island Pumpkin Patch! Bring your child in costume Friday, October 25 2013 to Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Ln, HHI, SC 29928 from 4pm-8pm to kick off your child’s Halloween fun.

This popular children’s festival features activities such as bouncy houses, a costume contest, petting zoo, games, arts and crafts, face painting, candy and a fun hayrack ride through the park. You can also hit the pumpkin patch to pick and decorate a mini jack-o’-lantern! Admission for ages 2-15 is $10/per child and includes nearly all the activities. Parents get in free to enjoy the fun and see their child’s face light up.

Presented by The Island Recreation Association.

All the proceeds from this event benefit the Island Rec Children’s Scholarship Fund. For more information visit www.islandreccenter.org, call the Island Rec Center at (843)681-7273 or email info@islandreccenter.org. Arrive early for a spooky good time!

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE.

Child care in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.: Guardian Angels Sitting Service, a babysitting, pet sitting & elderly sitting referral agency in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Savannah Babysitting Services: Guardian Angels Sitting Service

Are you visiting the Savannah and stuck for childcare for a night out ?

Do you live in the area and have a hard time finding a great babysitter you can trust ?

Don’t leave yourself stuck. Visit www.GuardianAngelsSittingService.com today to reserve your babysitter. Guardian Angels are licensed, bonded and insured and screen all sitters.

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Sandbox @ the Stables: Labor Day celebration @ Lawton Stables, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Labor Day kids activities: Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head Is.The Sandbox Children’s Museum and Lawton Stables , both on Hilton Head Is., invite you & your family to “Sandbox at the Stables” this Labor Day.

Everyone is invited to this community celebration on Labor Day Monday, September 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Lawton Stables, located inside Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Is. (about a 1 hr drive from Savannah).

This will be a day of family fun with live music, activities, shows, exhibits, and picnicking (bring your own & concessions available). This event will include: The Lowcountry Boil Band, pony rides, hayrides, horse jump show, the stables’ petting farm, The Sandbox’s Imagination Hour, craft projects, mobile interactive museum exhibits, a pitching radar Kids Zone’s, inflatable water slides and bounce houses, Cappy the Clown face painting, family activities like bocci ball, frisbee, ring toss, horse shoes and corn hole.

There will be concessions available for purchase and refreshments including, snow cones and cotton candy.

Participants may bring their own picnic provisions and beverages.

There will be concessions available for purchase and refreshments including, snow cones and cotton candy. Participants can purchase additional tickets for food, drinks and some activities.

Admission is $5.00 per person, children 12 months and under are free. LOTS OF FREE ACTIVITIES. (Plus $5 Sea Pines gate entrance fee)

Are you a Member of Sandbox Children’s Museum on HHI? With each paid admission, you will receive 5 concession/activity tickets FREE!
(The Sandbox at the Pope Avenue location will be closed on Labor Day)

Lawton Stables, 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928 tel: (843) 671-2586, www.lawtonstableshhi.com/

FOR MORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

One-hour of free bowling, shoes for kids @ Kids’ Fest, AMF Main Street Lanes, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

AMF Bowling Main Street Lanes Kids Fest 2013

AMF Kids Fest: 1 Hour of FREE bowling for kids Saturday, 8/24/2013, 1pm-5pm

KIDS WHO ATTEND KIDS FEST WILL RECEIVE:

• 1 FREE hour of bowling, shoes included
• $1 Hot dogs & $1 Small Sodas

KIDS WHO SIGN UP FOR A LEAGUE RECEIVE:

• FREE 2-hour bowling pass session, rental shoes included
• The chance to sign up and win a NEW custom bowling ball valued at $159!

CALL AND SIGN UP TODAY!
AMF Main Street Lanes
(843) 681-7750

AMF Main Street Lanes, 2600 Main St., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, http://amf.com/mainstreetlanes

Child care in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.: Guardian Angels Sitting Service, a babysitting, pet sitting & elderly sitting referral agency in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Savannah Babysitting Services: Guardian Angels Sitting Service

Are you visiting the Savannah and stuck for childcare for a night out ?

Do you live in the area and have a hard time finding a great babysitter you can trust ?

Don’t leave yourself stuck. Visit www.GuardianAngelsSittingService.com  today to reserve your babysitter. Guardian Angels are licensed, bonded and insured and screen all sitters.

Visit Guardian Angels Sitting Service website by clicking here to reserve your sitter today !

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Guardian Angels Sitting Service, serving Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Bluffton & beyond, www.guardianangelssittingservice.com/, Toll Free Phone/Fax: 877-470-4277, Local: 843-681-4277, email SCinfo@guardianangelssittingservice.com Guardian Angels Sitting Service is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE kids’ program: Where the Wild Balloon Things Are (Hilton Head Is. )

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Savannah Balloons for Savnnah children's birthday parties

Savannah Balloons presents Where the Wild Balloon Things Are.

Come help Savannah Balloons “dig” Max out of trouble. Max finds Where the Wild Things Are, but then gets swept off course on an amazing, fun, hilarious adventure you’re sure to enjoy!

Hilton Head Library, 2 PM  July 27 (Hilton Head Library is an amazing, beautiful facility that offers a slew of programs for kids)

Lynnae Weller is the owner of Savannah Balloons. If you want to have crazy amounts of fun at your next birthday party, please contact Lynnae with Savannah Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail info@savannahballoons.com

Like Savannah Balloons on Facebook here.

Savannah Balloons, 912-228-3024, e-mail info@savannahballoons.com , www.savannahballoons.com

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Daytrip suggestion: The Kazoo Factory museum tours in Beaufort, S.C.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Kazoo Factory Beaufort S.C.This looks like a fun daytrip from Savannah: The Kazoo Factory, also known has Kazoobie Kazoos, in Beaufort, S.C..

We’d love to hear comments from anyone who has visited this spot with kids. Feel free to comment on our Facebook page by clicking here.

The Kazoo Factory offers museum tours where kids can see how kazoos are made. The museum tours show how kazoos are assembled,
imprinted, packaged and shipped to all corners of the world. Kids can also make their own kazoos to take home.

Factory Tour Hours
Monday – Friday
10 AM and 3:00 PM
Admission: $4.00 per person (includes a build-it-yourself kazoo)

This might be a good activity to pair with a visit to the lighthouse at Hunting Island near Beaufort.  Info on Hunting Island here.

For more kid-friendly daytrip suggestions from the Savannah/Hilton Head Is., click here.

The Kazoo Factory, 12 John Galt Road, Beaufort, SC 29906,  (800) 326-0358, http://www.thekazoofactory.com/

The Sandbox & EdVenture children’s museums offer free admission to S.C. rising kindergartners

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Countdown to Kindergarten at The Sandbox Children's Museum, Hilton Head Is. The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. presents Countdown to Kindergarten in collaboration with EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, S.C..

The celebration invites all South Carolina rising kindergarteners and their families to The Sandbox from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9.

The celebration will provide parents with a helpful school readiness checklist of things children need to know before starting kindergarten such as knowing their name, address and phone number; tying their shoes; washing their hands; waiting their turn; and sharing with others. Families can connect with representatives from school districts, state agencies and community organizations to learn about educational, health and community resources available to them.

The evening will feature FREE admission to the museum, games, information booths and resources for parents on keeping kids safe and healthy. In addition, rising kindergarteners can practice boarding a school bus.

Countdown to Kindergarten is presented in collaboration with EdVenture Children’s Museum and sponsored by Boeing.

EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, S.C. also will feature FREE admission Countdown to Kindergarten

The first day of kindergarten is right around the corner! To celebrate this milestone, EdVenture Children’s Museum and United Way invite all South Carolina rising kindergartners and their families to the tenth annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration from 5- 8 PM Fri. Aug. 9.

All rising kindergartners and their families are invited to the 10th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration. The evening will feature FREE admission to the museum, costumed characters, games, face painting, karaoke, dental and vision screenings, information booths and resources for parents on keeping kids safe and healthy. Contact EdVenture at info@edventure.org or 803 779 3100.

About The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum
The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through educational play in an atmosphere that fosters family and community. Established in 2005, and located on the south end of Hilton Head Island, The Sandbox is the only non-profit play and learning center of its kind in the Low Country featuring region-related exhibits, crafts and programming specifically designed to stimulate curiosity, evoke creativity and motivate learning in children ages eight and under. For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645.

About EdVenture Children’s Museum

The mission of EdVenture is to inspire children to experience the joy of learning. EdVenture is dedicated to lifelong learning through its 92,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor interactive exhibit space and in its educational outreach programs and after school programs. The museum has welcomed visitors from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries, creating shared experiences and memories for families learning together. For more information about EdVenture, visit www.edventure.org  or call (803) 779-3100.

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

July 4th Firecracker 5K & Health Walk + Firecracker Children’s Fun Run, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Firecracker July 4th Run Hilton Head Is. 28th Annual Hilton Head Island Firecracker 5000

Thursday, July 4th 2013
Jarvis Creek Park
Register by clicking here.

New Location & Course for 2013

The 2013 Hilton Head Firecracker Run will be staged from scenic Jarvis Creek Park.

The 28th Hilton Head Firecracker 5000 Road Race and Family Fun Walk will be held on Thursday, July 4 at 8:00am at Jarvis Creek Park on Hilton Head Island. The Hilton Head Firecracker 5000, is the largest and oldest road race in Beaufort County and one of the top ten races in the State of South Carolina. Over 1500 runners and walkers from across the United States annually participate in this fun, healthy, family event.

The festive Post-Race Celebration features a Children’s Fun Run, Live music from Chris Jones, Craft Beer Garden, fresh fruit, ice cold refreshments, door prizes, Covert Aire CooZzone and more. A percentage of proceeds from the event benefits local charities including: The Hilton Head Rotary Club, Hilton Head High School Cross Country Team and The Hilton Head Runners Club.

Firecracker Children’s Fun Run – Every child receives a prize for participation!
The Firecracker Children’s Fun Run is designed for kids 8 years and under and takes place inside Jarvis Creek Park.
Beginning at 9 a.m., the race is broken down into three heats: ( distance are approximate )
Age 3 and Under: 25-yards run beginning at 9 am
Ages 4-5: 50-yards run beginning at 9:05 am
Ages 8 & under: 100-yards beginning at 10:10 am
Register for Firecracker Children’s Fun Run here:
Parents can pre-register their child for the fun run online or at Packet Pick-Up on July 3rd or July 4th.
Pre-Registration is $10 per child ( $5 late fee ) and includes a bib, t-shirt and finishers prize!
(pre-registration is recommended to guarantee event t-shirt )

POST RACE BEER GARDEN ( cash only )
Enjoy an ice cold craft or domestic beer after the Firecracker 5000 at our new Craft Beer Garden.
The Post Race Beer Garden will feature more then 20 different beers. Domestic Beer $3 • Craft Beer $4 ( cash only )
FOOD VENDORS
Some vendors will provide free small samples to runners – cash sales for seconds & non runners.

8:05 Start – Arrive Early
Free parking is available at the Hilton Head School Campus. Please allow at least 30 to 45 minutes to park and walk to Jarvis Creek Park. Staff will begin stagging runners at 7:45 for start behind Jarvis Creek Park

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.

Music Immersion Summer Camp: Hilton Head Jazz Camp (Overnight supervised accommodations available for out-of-town students)

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Hilton Head Jazz Camp; Overnight accomodations available

Send an aspiring jazz musician to immerse themselves in the jazz experience with an esteemed faculty for a week in beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC at Hilton Head Christian Academy July 8-13.

At Hilton Head Jazz Camp, students experience big bands, combos, improv/theory, master classes, elective courses and many fun activities including a private concert at a world class jazz club.

The week concludes with a public finale concert on Saturday, July 13.

Open to all aspiring jazz musicians age 12-20. No audition is required.

Overnight supervised accommodations are available at the Comfort Suites in Bluffton, SC for out-of-town students. Scholarships are available on a limited basis to qualified students. For more information, visit http://hhjazzcamp.com  or call (843) 321-8174.

FOR MORE SUMMER 2013 CAMPS IN THE SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD IS. AREA, CLICK HERE.

Water Fun Days during Summer 2013 on Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Water Fun Days at Shelter Cove Park Hilton Head Is. Summer 2013Water Fun Days sponsored by Wild Yogurt will be held four Thursdays, June 27, July 11 & 25 and August 8 to beat the heat from 4pm-7pm in Shelter Cove Park.

Wild Yogurt, the Island Recreation Association and Jumpin Jaxx are proud to bring you a fun-filled, water-logged atmosphere for kids of all ages. Enjoy inflatable bounce houses, water slides and water games.

Shelter Cove Park is located at 39 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. Bring your sunscreen, rock out to 103.1 the Drive and join the fun!.

Admission to Water Fun Day sponsored by Wild Yogurt is $10 per child with concession like Giuseppi’s Pizza sold separately.

Adults are free.

All proceeds benefit the Island Rec Children’s Scholarship Fund which helps guarantee that “no child is denied” recreation opportunities. Bring your family and your friends on Thursday, June 27, July 11 & 25 and August 8 to beat the heat from 4pm-7pm in Shelter Cove Park!

For more information, contact the Island Rec Center at 843-681-7273, email info@islandreccenter.org  or go to www.islandreccenter.org

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

Butterfly Discovery @ Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Butterfly Discovery Program for Kids Hilton Head Is. Take a guided tour through the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Enclosure @ Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Is. to get up close and personal with native butterflies.  Learn hands-on about the different stages of a butterfly’s life cycle-see a living caterpillar and chrysalis!  Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.  $10 adult $5 child
Upcoming program dates & times include:
10-11 AM Mon May 13
3-4 PM Wed. May 15
10 AM Mon. May 20, Tues. May 21, Wed. May 22
10 AM Mon. May 27 Memorial Day
3 PM Wed. May 29
Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
70 Honey Horn Drive
843-689-6767 ext 223
http://www.coastaldiscovery.org

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

Wednesday, April 17th, 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

Guardian Angels Sitting Service: a babysitting, pet sitting & elderly sitting referral agency in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Savannah Babysitting Services: Guardian Angels Sitting Service

You’re practically a Houdini when it comes to making your child’s favorite dinner appear on the table. But conjuring a babysitter out of thin air isn’t quite so cinchy.

Let Guardian Angels Sitting Service   help perfect your bag magic of parenting tricks

Guardian Angels Sitting Service  is a local babysitting, pet sitting and elderly sitting referral agency.  They are licensed, bonded and insured in multiple locations, from Cape May to Atlantic City NJ and Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, and Charleston area. Guardian Angels is also located in Savannah.

Guardian Angel babysitters are infant and Child CPR-certified and are background checked. All sitters also provide personal, childcare and employer reference checks.  Sitters are available on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis.

Sign up for a weekly, monthly or annual membership at their Web site by clicking here.

“Like” Guardian Angels Sitting Service on Facebook here.  Learn more about how Guardian Angel Sitting Services works on YouTube here.

Guardian Angels Sitting Service, serving Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Bluffton & beyond, www.guardianangelssittingservice.com/, Toll Free Phone/Fax: 877-470-4277, Local: 843-681-4277, email SCinfo@guardianangelssittingservice.com Guardian Angels Sitting Service is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

New Classes & Locations @ Kindermusik Savannah, Bluffton, Richmond Hill

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

A New Year! New Locations! And New Classes!
Come for a new year of Kindermusik classes for your little one! Here’s a preview of what Kindermusik has to offer:

1. ONE MORE WEEK of FREE DEMO CLASSES at Kindermusik’s NEW Bluffton (SC) location (Play! in Bluffton – 53 Persimmons St.). Classes will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013. 10am for toddlers ages 18 months – 4 years, and 10:50am for babies ages newborn to 18 months. Even though these classes are FREE, registration is required because space is limited (sign up at www.88keysga.com . Click on the Kindermusik link).

2. Regular classes will be starting up in Bluffton in February on Monday mornings! 10am for toddlers and 10:50am for babies. Online registration will be available SOON! Tell your friends! Share the word! Get $10 off! Ask our about Kindermusik’s money-saving “referral rewards” today! Email music@88keysga.com for more info.

3. Classes will begin again in Richmond Hill starting in February! Tuesday mornings at 10:15, Kindermusik will be offering one class. If you have a child (ages 4 and under) and are interested, please email Kindermusik ASAP and let them know the age of your child. The interest level will determine WHICH AGE GROUP they offer a class for! Contact Kindermusik at music@88keysga.com  today!

More info on all of the above by clicking here.

Marina Lindblom, 88 KEYS PIANO/Kindermusik, 912.988.KEYS (5397), email music@88keysga.com, www.88keysga.com . Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Kindermusik parent-&-me early childhood music sessions start in Bluffton, S.C.; FREE demo classes Jan. 7 & 14

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Kindermusik by “88 KEYS PIANO” announces the opening of a NEW location in Bluffton SC!

Beginning in January, Kindermusik will be holding classes on Monday mornings in Bluffton at Play!, located at 53 Persimmons St. FREE DEMO DAYS will be held on Mon. Jan. 7 & Mon. Jan. 14 to introduce everyone to Kindermusik’s newest location. You can enjoy a free Kindermusik class with their child.

Classes will be available for babies (0-20 months) and for toddlers (18 months – 4 years old). Even though the DEMO classes are free, families need to enroll online at the Kindermusik website (www.88keysga.com ) because enrollment is limited.

Also, classes in Savannah will be held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, and online ongoing enrollment is available NOW. Classes in Richmond Hill begin in January on Monday mornings.

For more info, call 912.988.KEYS (5397), email music@88keysga.com , or visit www.88keysga.com  today!

Kindermusik…Offering Music & Motion Classes for ages newborn to 7….where A Good Beginning Never Ends

More info on all of the above by clicking here.

Marina Lindblom, 88 KEYS PIANO/Kindermusik, 912.988.KEYS (5397), email music@88keysga.com, www.88keysga.com . Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Hilton Head Snow Day: Come frolic in a winter wonderland, roast marshmellows, play on inflatables

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

The New River Auto Mall Hilton Head Snow Day is on Sat. Jan. 26 from 11 am – 4 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park. Come frolic in the snow that day when the park will be converted into a winter wonderland. Plus check out all the inflatable rides which will truly make this annual event a winter carnival.

There will be a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and concessions that will include hot dogs and pizza from Giuseppi’s. Coca-Cola and Budweiser can also be purchased.

Admission is $10 for children 2 to 17 and will once again include the snow field and all the rides you can ride. Adults and children 2 and under get in free.

When was the last time you threw a snowball or built a snowman? Or have you never had that opportunity? Then Snow Day with its’ huge snow field is where you want to be! There is an area in the snow field just for the little ones and with inflatable rides like a 35 ft. high inflatable slide on hand so what better way to entertain your family and friends then at Snow Day? So don’t miss the chance to be part of “When Snow Found Hilton Head.”

Proceeds benefit the Island Recreation Association’s scholarship fund. For more information and sponsorship opportunities visit www.islandreccenter.org, email info@islandreccenter.org or call 681-7273.

Visits & reading with Santa, Dec. 19-21 & Dec. 24 @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. is having a visit from Santa Wednesday, December 19, Thursday, December 20, Friday, December 21, and Monday, December 24, at 10:30am!

Bring your kids for a special visit from Santa all the way from the North Pole. He will read traditional Christmas stories including “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Santa will talk to your child and find out what he or she would like for Christmas. Get your child’s picture made with Santa and then create a frame to put it in! Enjoy special holiday treats and The Sandbox all decked out for Christmas.

This special holiday program is included in admission ($7 per person and under 1 are free).

The Sandbox will also have special holiday arts and crafts activities throughout the holiday season.
Holiday Arts and Crafts
December 22: Reindeer Gift Bag
Cost: FREE with admission

Visit www.thesandbox.org  for information on other upcoming events and activities.

The Sandbox, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., S.C. 29928
843.842.7645, www.thesandbox.org

FREE talk on your child’s speech & language development @ The Sandbox, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

You’re invited to a talk by Savannah-area speech-language pathologist Kim Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP  on Creating a Language Rich Environment at 10:30 AM Friday at The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

The talk is part of the museum’s Parents 411 series. The talk is free with admission to the museum.

Kim is the creative force behind a Web site called Little Stories , which offers information and support to families interested in early speech and language development. Little Stories has something for everyone, whether your child is having difficulty learning language or is learning language easily.

Little Stories will be posting new information weekly, so be sure to subscribe to the blog or like Little Stories on Facebook here to get updates. You can follow Little Stories via Twitter @lilSTORIESblog

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is at 18A Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 (843) 842-7645, www.thesandbox.org/

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