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Visit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. this summer

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. Parents Night Out Summer Camps

Summer is a fun time to visit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Enjoy the museum’s new summer hours (now open on Monday) and their new Membership Benefits. Now’s the perfect time to become a member and receive member discounts on Summer Camp, Parent’s Night Out, and MORE.

JUNE HOURS @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.
Sunday: Closed | Monday-Saturday: 10AM – 5PM

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Summer Camps @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. 

WEEKLY 8:30-11:30am / MONDAY-FRIDAY July 3-28
Summer Camp at The Sandbox is uniquely designed for kids 3-11. Your children will enjoy supervised play time in the Museum, fun activities and crafts pertaining to a weekly theme, educational activities and messy fun!

Don’t delay registering for this popular camp – the week of July 3rd is already SOLD OUT!

Cost: Weekly and Daily Pricing Available/Members Receive Discount

Click here for more summer camp information and pricing details or call (843) 842-7645 to sign up now.

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Parents Night Out

Wednesday & Thursday evenings, July 5-27, 6-9PM
Treat yourself to a parents night out while your kids (imaginations) run wild! Children ages 3-9 years will enjoy playing in our hands-on exhibits and activity areas. A staff-supervised arts and crafts activity and a pizza dinner will also be provided.

Cost: $30/child or $20/child for Siblings & Members
24-hour advanced reservations are highly recommended
Call (843) 842-7645 to sign up now. 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 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2017, Savannah

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

U-pick blackberry picking SavannahU-pick thornless blackberry season 2017 is now open @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 8AM-11AM (Note there’s no berry picking on Fridays or Sundays). It is best to come before 9AM.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit. Remember, blackberries do not further ripen once picked, so only focus on berries that fall/tug off the stem easily. If they’re still “glued on”, they’re sour and definitely not ready to pick.

More details here. 

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided.  Cash and credit card (debit cards as well if they have a major credit card symbol on them) are accepted.

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

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu,www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

Free admission to National Parks thanks to Every Kid in a Park program

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Every Kid in A Park free national park admission fourth graders Fort Pulaski The Every Kid in a Park program gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed parks, lands and waters.

To obtain the free pass, fourth graders simply participate in a fun online activity and receive a voucher for a free 4th Grade Annual Pass. Print out the voucher and take it with you and your family to a national park or monument (We went to the front gate at Fort Pulaski National Monument), where you can turn the voucher in for a laminated National Park pass.

This program, called Every Kid in a Park, begins Sept. 1 of your fourth grade year and runs until Aug. 31 of that year. Learn more here. 

Savannah Mother’s Day Activities: Gift-making @ UGA Marine Education Center, Skidway Is.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

mother's Day events Savannah Skidaway Island Mother’s Day Gift-making: The art of Gyotaku @ UGA Marine Education Center And Aquarium on Skidaway Is., Savannah
Sat. May 13 @ 11AM-Noon
$14
Discover Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing. Learn about what makes a fish a fish, then try your hand at Gyotaku. Paper for Gyotaku prints will be provided, but if you would like to print on fabric please bring your own article of clothing, tote bag or cloth object to print on.
Children 5 & older, must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn more here.

To register call or email Kayla Clark, (912) 598-3345 or kayla270@uga.edu

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More May 2017 kid-friendly events @ UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium, Skidaway Is., Savannah

Maritime Forest Night Hike
May 24 2017 @ 8:30-9:30PM
Cost: $10
Explore the maritime forest at night at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Staff will lead participants down the nature trails while listening for owls, insects, and other night noises. Participants may even spot deer or bats during the hike. This program is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration and payment due Friday, May 19, 2017
To register call or email Kayla Clark, (912) 598-3345 or kayla270@uga.edu

FREE Admission Days @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Fort Pulaski National Monument Savannah free admission days

Mark your calendar for these free admission dates in 2017 @ Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah.

April 22-23 2017: Weekends of National Park Week
August 25 2017: National Park Service’s Birthday
September 30 2017: National Public Lands Day
October 15 2017: Fort Pulaski National Monument’s 92nd Birthday
November 11-12 2017: Veterans Day Weekend

Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of downtown Savannah. For more info, call 912) 786-5787 or visit nps.gov/fopu.

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Junior Ranger National Park Monuments Savannah Your kids can become a Junior Ranger 

Take advantage of the fact that we live within a day’s drive of multiple national parks & monuments & have your kids become a junior ranger at one or many of these sites.

When you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
* Congaree National Park near Columbia. Info on Junior Ranger Program here. 

Free kids’ nature programs @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah free events

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah regularly offers free events. There is a $5 parking fee which is waived if you have an annual state park pass. Details on state park passes here.

See the free April 2017 events here

 

Mommy & Me Play @ Savannah Sharks

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Mommy Me Savannah Sharks gym Mommy & Me Play @ at Savannah Sharks

Savannah Sharks offers Mommy & Me Play for crawlers to age 4
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
10:30AM-Noon
$6 or punch pass $65

Stay connected by liking Savannah Sharks on Facebook here. 

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Mommy & Me classes: New healthy, fit classes including YogaKids @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Bluffton SCParent & Me classes (YogaKids, FitKids & more) start Jan. 30 2017 @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC.

A healthy lifestyle is learned early

Ignite the Senses has three options available to kick off 2017 for kids and moms too to test their strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Additional class days and times will be added as needed. Classes are once per week and can be in any combination between Yogakids and Fitkids for the children.

*All classes include 1 hour access to the open gym after the class

For those that want to save money – all you need to do is register and pay for your family in advance online. (Discount code: SAVE$10 – code can be used monthly, but only works for monthly rates). Register online here. 

YogaKids
$15/class – $60/month {Monday 9:30AM/Friday 11AM}

The emphasis in this class will be on slowing down! We live very fast paced and stressful lives and our children absorb the stress too. Children (ages 2 and older) will learn how to recognize signs of stress and how to best deal with it. Limited to 6 children/class. Register online here. 

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FitKids
$15/class – $60/month {Tuesday 11AM/Thursday 9:30AM}

FitKids (ages 2 and older) will have fun while building strength, coordination and balance along with confidence, self-esteem and independence. They will also learn team building skills with their new friends and as they challenge themselves they will learn that there are no limits to their abilities as long as they try and never give up. Limited to 6 children/class. Register online here.

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Mommy & Me Get Fit Together
$25/class – $100/month for families (up to 2 children)

This class is for those moms that want to workout and want to share the experience with their child(ren). Whether you carry and use your small child (infant) as a weight or your toddler mimics everything you do (side-by-side) we will provide a workout that both of you can do. All fitness levels are welcome. Limited to 6 families/class. Register online here. 

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LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Tiny Tots Play Time for ages 5 & younger @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Tiny Tots Play Time Mommy & Me Summit Gymnastics Savannah

Tiny Tots Playtime will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah, 9:30-11AM.

Cost is $5.

Tiny Tots Playtime is a magnificent introduction into the world of movement education. Summit Gymnastics provide a stress free environment for parent and child to work one on one. You and your child can exercise together, while he or she strengthens their developmental skills. Trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams, and more!

TINY TOTS PLAY TIME
9:30-11AM
$5 per child
912-921-1034
Front Desk Email: summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com
summitgymnasticsga.com
CASH OR CHECK ONLY

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Gymnastics, tumbling lessons, classes

For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

ASK ABOUT MILITARY, MULTI-CLASS AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Indoor kids’ gyms: Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton, SC

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Bluffton SCIgnite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC ignites children’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

Visit www.ignitethesensesgym.com for more information.

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TODDLER TIME

Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.

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SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

Fri. Feb. 24 at 5-7 PM. This group will allow parents of special needs children a place to receive support and compassion from other parents dealing with the same situations. A place to vent, exchange tips & provide a sense of peace to one another. Details here.

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GYM HOURS

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM

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LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

 

Things to do with kids: Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt 2017 @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Skidaway Island State Park Valentine's Weekend Scavenger Hunt Savannah 2017 Do something special and fun this Valentines Day Weekend 2017 @ Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah.

Win the HEART OF THE PARK TROPHY by competing in Skidaway Island State Park’s Second Annual Valentines Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt right here in the park.

Cost: $5 for parking and $15 per couple/family team.

Sun. Feb. 12, 1:30-3PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, Georgia 31411

MAY THE BEST COUPLE/TEAM WIN!

Learn more here.

FREE preschool Young Explorers nature program for ages 3-4 @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Free children's activities Savannah toddler preschoolers Savannah Wildlife Refuge The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge hosts a preschoolers “Young Explorers Club” on the first Tuesday of each month.

The free, hour-long monthly program for 3-4 year-olds starts at 10AM on the first Tuesday of each month.  There will be story time, crafts, snacks, and take-home activities all about this month’s topic.

The programs are at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (694 Beech Hill Lane Hardeeville, SC 29927).

Each month, a different animal or method of conservation will be highlighted. Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 30387 have designed the monthly programs as their service project for completing the Bronze Award. The themes are:

February – Lady Bugs
March – Plants
April – Recycle
May – Baby Birds
June – Alligators
July – Sea Turtles
August – Spiders
September – Fish
October – Butterflies
November – Turkeys
December – Ducks

For more information, please contact Joel Vos at (843) 784-2468.

Learn more here.

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FREE REFUGE DISCOVERY DAY, March 11

Discover YOUR National Wildlife Refuge in Savannah/Hardeeville.

Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a day of free, family fun at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Visitor Center on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10AM-4PM.

Discovery Day will be filled with fun, wildlife-related educational activities for all ages.

Have you ever wondered what a biologist, a wildland firefighter, an archaeologist, a forester or a refuge manager does on a National Wildlife Refuge? This is your chance to learn! Learn about wildland fire with hands-on activities involving real fire equipment; try your luck at target shooting with a bow while learning about our Refuge hunt programs; gain a better understanding of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s role in protecting endangered species; learn why water management matters to wildlife on Savannah National Wildlfie Refuge; get close up with a variety of reptiles, and much more.

All activities will be at the Savannah NWR Visitor Center located at 694 Beech Hill Lane Hardeeville, SC (off U.S. 17, approximately 7 miles north of Savannah, GA and 7 miles south of Hardeeville, SC).

For more information on this rain or shine event, call 843-784-2468.

Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex
694 Beech Hill Ln
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927

Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym for holiday parties, drop-off break time

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Drop-off children's sensory gym Bluffton Ignite the Senses Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC is ready for the holidays.

Exciting and busy times coming till the start of the New Year. Ignite the Senses is here to help:

>Plan your Holiday and Birthday parties @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gymn

>Take advantage of Break Time – Drop off your child (children) so you can have up to 3 hours of FREE (uninterrupted) childfree time to do what needs done without little ones under foot…decorating, shopping, appointments or just rest.

Speaking of parties and the holidays. The perfect gift: Ignite the Senses refillable gift cards.

Visit www.ignitethesensesgym.com for more information.

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About Ignite the Senses

The mission @ Ignite the Senses: to ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

TODDLER TIME

Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.

GYM HOURS

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM

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LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Old Fort Jackson & other Coastal Heritage Society sites reopen after Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Old Fort Jackson in Savannah will reopen to the general public Fri. Oct. 14 at 9AM.

Moving forward, Fort Jackson will be open during its regularly scheduled hours 9AM-5PM daily.

Other Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah – including Savannah Children’s Museum, Savannah History Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum – reopened earlier this week.

We’re still awaiting reopening details for Pin Point Heritage Museum & will post that information as it becomes available. .

WHAT: Old Fort Jackson will reopen to the public.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 14th, 2016
WHERE: 1 Fort Jackson Rd., Savannah, 31404

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Date Night @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym, Bluffton

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Date Night Ignite Senses Sensory Gym Bluffton Hilton Head Is. Date Night for you & your sweetie thanks to Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC

Drop off your kids @ Ignite the Senses safe, fun indoor environment with a zipline, trampoline, multiple slides and swings, jungle gym, climbing walls & more. So you can enjoy a childfree night out.

Enroll here. 

Date Night
5-8PM Oct. 21 2016
Limit: 15 children. 1st come, 1st service basis.
Sign up & payment in advance required. Enroll here. 

Learn more & download form here. 

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About Ignite the Senses

The mission @ Ignite the Senses: to ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

TODDLER TIME

Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.

GYM HOURS

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM

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LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Children’s Birthday Parties @ Ignite the Senses Gym, Bluffton SC

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Birthday Parties Bluffton Hilton Head Have your child’s next birthday party @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC

Ignite the Senses offers a a safe, fun indoor environment with a zipline, trampoline, multiple slides and swings, jungle gym, climbing walls & more.

The mission @ Ignite the Senses: to ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

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TODDLER TIME

Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.

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SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Fri. Sept. 30 5-7PM for a Special Needs Support Group.
This group will allow parents of special needs children a place to receive support and compassion from other parents dealing with the same situations. A place to vent, exchange tips, and provide a sense of peace to one another.

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GYM HOURS

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM

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LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.