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Free Family Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Free family weekly Telfair Museums Jepson Center Savannah

Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage Free Family Weekend at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah
April 16–18 2021
Jepson Center

Savannah and Chatham County residents are invited to visit the Jepson Center free of charge during this three-day weekend April 16-18 2021 to experience the exhibition Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art On Stage.

From 10AM- 5PM Friday through Sunday, the museum will offer free admission to the large contemporary art space on Telfair Square, in partnership with the City of Savannah. Face masks are required, and occupancy limits will be enforced for social distancing.

Take a scavenger hunt based on the exhibition and pick up a free art-making kit for families to enjoy at home. Theater arts and fashion displays by local students will be featured each afternoon.

Learn more here.

Visitors to the Free Family Weekend are invited to tour current exhibitions—including the special exhibition Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage, a partnership with the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio—and explore art activities created by Telfair’s education team, including a limited number of free take-home art kits for children.

Other exhibitions currently on view include Vehicles of Change; Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America; David Gumbs: From Dust to Gold; and Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography, which closes after Sunday.

Investment is provided by the City of Savannah.

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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2021) Fairy & Gnome Festival @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Fairy Gnome Festival 2021 Oatland Island Savannah

Come to Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah for a day of enchantment: the annual Fairy & Gnome Festival on Sat. May 1 2021, 10AM-2PM.

This family-themed festival is all about the “wee folk” getting up close with the natural world and encouraging imaginative outdoor play.

Socially distanced activities will include a scavenger hunt, fashion show, gem mining, fairy and gnome home building and food trucks. Bring the family and stroll through Oatland’s magical trails and maybe you will catch a glimpse of a fairy or gnome looking for a place to call home.

Reservations are required for this popular annual event and can be made here.

Cost: $5 for ages Age 4+ (Ages 0-3 are FREE)

Additional fees may apply and all proceeds go to feeding our magical animal kingdom.

Fairy & Gnome Festival 2021
Oatland Island Wildlife Center
711 Sandown Rd.
Savannah, 31410
(912) 395-1500

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Youth & Teen Virtual Arts Classes with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, March 29th, 2021

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Nurture artistic talent with virtual arts classes from the Savannah Cultural Arts Center.

Classes start the week of April 5 2021 (next week!) and include options for ages 5 and older.

Artist Adventures

Each week, a different activity prepared for ages 9 to 12 years will foster creative expression. A variety of visual arts skills across different media will be explored and paired with famous artists and art movements. Register online here. 

Art Journaling for Teens (FREE)

Expand or jumpstart your journaling practice! This course for ages 13 to 17 will explore various stream of consciousness writing, collage, and painting exercises. Register online here. 

Teen Clay

This fun and energetic class is geared to ages 13 to 17 with any level of experience and will cover a mix of skill-building and experimental projects. (Registration includes clay from the Savannah Cultural Arts Center). Register online here. 

Drama Adventures in Oz

Explore theater through the imaginary world of Oz! Each class features a new creative adventure and encourages young performers of any ability to build confidence and express themselves on stage and on the Zoom screen. Two sessions for ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 12. Register online here. 

On Stage: Teen Acting

Spark creativity and hone core acting skills in this virtual class! Open to all levels and ages 13 to 15, this course will utilize guided improvisation, scene work, and script analysis to create authentic, fun, and purposeful performances. Register online here. 

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Drama class preview on Facebook Live

Savannah Cultural Arts Center will host a Facebook Live on Wed. March 31 at 11:30AM to preview the Drama Adventures in Oz class.

The center’s performing arts specialist will lead a short creative movement class to get your body and mind moving. Learn more about the upcoming Drama Adventures in Oz class (staring next week) here.

Join on Facebook @SavannahCulture

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Oatland Island Wildlife Center Family Fest Fundraising event, Savannah

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Family Fest Fundraiser Oatland Island Friends Savannah 2021

You’re invited to Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s first ever Family Fest fundraising event on Sun. April 11, 2021, 5-7PM.

Featuring the musical talents of Knot Done, playing tunes that will delight young and old. Enjoy a Spring evening with some music and food and have an outdoor picnic at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.​​​​ Food trucks will be on hand, slinging up some of your dinner favorites, but you are more than welcomed to bring your own basket of goodies. Alcohol is not permitted, and the trails will not be open for this outdoor concert event.

Sunday, April 11 2021, 5-7PM
Gates open at 4PM​​

Bring your own blanket and chairs for this outdoor family fun event!

$25 per carload/ 7 person maximum

Pre-registration is required due to social distancing and payment is due upon invoicing ​for your carload to be on the list to attend.​​

Register here now​ with Friends of Oatland.

Since this event is completely outdoors, Family Fest is a weather dependent. In case of a weather cancellation, registrants will be notified via the email they registered with.

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Pick-your-own strawberries, Savannah & the Lowcountry

Saturday, March 27th, 2021

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U-Pick Strawberry Season 2021 is open

Hodges Farm – a local family owned “Pick Your Own” or “We Pick” farm of strawberries and thornless blackberries – will open Mon. March 29 for strawberry picking from 9AM until picked out for the day. Cost: $2.50/lb. Cash or local check with id.

The farm is located on the Effingham/Screven County border just 20 minutes from Statesboro and 50 minutes from downtown Savannah. Cash or check with ID.

Learn more here. 

Follow on social media here for field updates.

HODGES STRAWBERRY FARM
8705 Ga HWY 21 N. (Mile maker 27 on Ga Hwy 21. Look for signs.)
Newington, GA 30446
(912) 754-7257

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Dempsey Farms U-Pick Strawberries on Saint Helena Is. SC near Beaufort will open this week of March 29 on a limited basis. The farm has a few berries getting ready. Please call farm for daily updates: (843)838-3656

DEMPSEY FARMS
1576 SEA ISLAND PARKWAY
SAINT HELENA ISLAND, SC 29920

843-838-3656 after 8AM for picking condition & field updates on hours

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(Savannah swim classes) Swim lessons for children @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

 

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YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches  offers swim lessons year round.

All lessons (Private, Semi-Private and Group) focus on stroke development, personal safety, water sports, games, and rescue. The program is unique in the Y’s child centered learning approach with an emphasis on building self-esteem, both in and out of the water.

YMCA lessons are designed to nurture the whole person– spirit, mind, and body.

Classes offered for children as young as 6 months old, to build confidence and gain comfort in and around water.

Find swim lessons @ your local YMCA branch here. 

Nine YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches: 
Effingham YMCA
Golden Isles & McIntosh YMCA
Habersham YMCA
Islands YMCA
Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA
Richmond Hill YMCA
Tybee Island YMCA
West Chatham YMCA

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Kids’ Virtual Arts Classes with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

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Expand your creativity with the Savannah Cultural Arts Center! New virtual arts classes begin April 5 2021 with brand new offerings for ages 5 and older. Six week session virtual and performing arts classes:

Artist Adventures: Ages 9-12
Art Journaling for Teens: Ages 13 to 17 (FREE)
Teen Clay: Ages 13 to 17
Drama Adventures in Oz: Ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 12
On Stage: Teen Acting: Ages 13 to 15

Learn more about these classes and adult classes (ages 16+) & register online here.

Also happening at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Virtual Storytime
Sat. March 27 2021, 10:30AM. FREE, Ages 3 to 7
This week’s book: Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti
Free but online registration required. Register here.

Spring Break Virtual Camp
March 29-April 2 2021, $50
Solve a mystery through arts activities! This engaging camp encourages participation, creativity, and ends the week with a mystery solved. Camp is offered virtually and in two sessions tailored to different ages.
Ages 5-7 | 9:30 – 11AM
Ages 8-11 | 1-3PM
Registration includes a Spy Art Kit for the weeks activities!
Learn more and register here.

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Spring Break Art Camp 2021 with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Spring Break Art Camp Savannah Cultural Arts Center

This spring break, join the Art Crime Team (A.C.T.) to solve an art mystery!

The Savannah Cultural Arts Center’s engaging spring break camp encourages creative participation, clue spotting, and ends the week with a mystery solved.

Camp is offered virtually and in two sessions tailored to different ages, 5 to 7 and 8 to 11, over spring break (March 29-April 2).

The virtual morning session for ages 5 to 7 runs from 9:30-11AM and the afternoon session for ages 8 to 11 runs 1- 3PM.

The camp includes an art spy kit with supplies needed for the week’s projects! (Curbside pickup from the Savannah Cultural Arts Center.)

Online registration is now open at savannahga.gov/artcamp.

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Easter Egg Hunts 2021 in Savannah, Pooler & Hilton Head Is. , Bluffton

Monday, March 15th, 2021

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Find Easter Egg Hunts & Festivities for 2021 in the Savannah/Hilton Head Is. Lowcountry area here. 

(St. Patrick’s in Savannah 2021) Paint Tybee Island Green

Friday, March 12th, 2021

St. Patrick's festivities 2021 Tybee Savannah

Yes, Savannah and Tybee Island’s St. Patrick’s Day parade & festivities are cancelled for 2021 due to the pandemic.

However, Tybee Island residents plan to celebrate the holiday in a creative, socially-distanced way: the Paint Tybee Ireland Green project with houses and businesses bedecked in green and St. Patrick’s decor.

The socially-distanced celebration will be March 12-20 2021. Maps of participating homes are available here. 

Learn more here. 

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More St. Patrick’s events

Hilton Head St. Patrick’s Parade, Pope Avenue, Sun. March 14, 3PM. Details here.

Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Parade is cancelled. Events celebrating the Celtic Cross Ceremony, Greening of the Fountain, Jasper Green Ceremony and St. Patrick’s Day Mass will be virtual. Details here. 

Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Toddler Tuesday Oatland Island Wildlife Center Savannah

 

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Winter Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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Free Family Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Free Family Days Jepson Center Telfair Museums Savannah

PICASSO TO HOCKNEY: MODERN ART ON STAGE FREE FAMILY WEEKEND AT TELFAIR MUSEUMS’ JEPSON CENTER
April 16–April 18 2021
Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Local residents are invited to visit the Jepson Center in Savannah free of charge during this three-day weekend April 16-18 2021 to experience the exhibition Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art On Stage.

Take a scavenger hunt based on the exhibition and pick up a free art-making kit for families to enjoy at home.

Theater arts and fashion displays by local students will be featured each afternoon.

Learn more here. 
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(Easter Egg Hunts, Savannah 2021) Georgia State Railroad Museum to host reimagined Eggstravaganza

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

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Eggstravaganza 2021 @ Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA 31401
Sat. March 27 2021,  10AM-1PM
Come in your most colorful springtime attire, bring your baskets

You’re invited to Eggstravaganza @ Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah on Sat. March 27 2021, 10AM-1PM.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is a large, open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. Staff and volunteers handing out treats will be positioned throughout the outdoor museum. Blacksmith demonstrations by Coastal Heritage Society will occur throughout the day as well as a special egg wood turning demonstration by Lowcountry Turners.

Cost to attend Eggstravaganza: $5 per person for all participants, ages 18 months and older.

Pre-registration is required online here.

Registration will close at midnight the day before the event. Admission is free to Coastal Heritage Society members. Become a member online here.

Eggstravaganza is sponsored by Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, Dell Technologies and Attorney, Francesca Macchiaverna.

For the safety of all staff and guests, social distancing protocols and enhanced sanitizing procedures will be in place.

All participants are required to wear a face covering for the safety of others.
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Easter Egg Hunts 2021 in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

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Find Easter Egg Hunts & Festivities for 2021 in the Savannah/Hilton Head Is. Lowcountry area here. 

Spring Break Art Camp 2021 with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Spring Break Art Camp Savannah Cultural Arts Center

This spring break, join the Art Crime Team (A.C.T.) to solve an art mystery!

The Savannah Cultural Arts Center’s engaging spring break camp encourages creative participation, clue spotting, and ends the week with a mystery solved.

Camp is offered virtually and in two sessions tailored to different ages, 5 to 7 and 8 to 11, over spring break (March 29-April 2).

The virtual morning session for ages 5 to 7 runs from 9:30-11AM and the afternoon session for ages 8 to 11 runs 1- 3PM.

The camp includes an art spy kit with supplies needed for the week’s projects! (Curbside pickup from the Savannah Cultural Arts Center.)

Online registration is now open at savannahga.gov/artcamp.

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(Daytrips from Savannah) Outdoor kids’ programs @ Fort King George State Historic Site

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Fort King George State Park Darien Savannah

Lots of outdoor kids’ happenings at nearby Georgia State Parks including this upcoming Saturday event @ Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien, Ga.

 

Crafting Days: Wood & Wax
Fort King George State Historic Site
302 McIntosh Rd SE
Darien, GA 31305-4304,
Sat. March 20, 2021 at two times
10AM-Noon
2-3PM
Open to the public
Join rangers for a day outside demonstrating colonial wood-working and candle-making.
Standard site admission is required to attend this program.
Site admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors $7.00, Youth 6-17 $4.50, Youth 5 & younger are FREE
912-437-4770.
Learn more here.