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Free Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Free Savannah family eventsFREE things to do with kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

Is all that summer fun hurting your wallet? Check out our FREE events page here. 

“Jaws” @ Tybee Post Theater, July 2

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Jaws Tybee Island A special July 4th weekend screening of the summer blockbuster, “Jaws,” directed by Steven Spielberg @ Tybee Post Theater.

Two screenings: 3PM and 7PM on Sat. July 2

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Don’t miss this encore presentation on Tybee’s big screen.

Sat. July 2.
3PM and 7PM
Tickets $7 adults; $5 children 12 & younger

Free May library kids events, Savannah

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

free kids activities in Hilton Head Savannah

S.T.E.A.M.
Each month a different S.T.E.A.M.activity is featured to help you explore all the fun you can have with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 5 & older.

Mon. May 23 @ 4:30-5:30PM
Pooler Library
216 South Rogers St.
Pooler, GA 31322
912-748-0471

Tues. May 24 @ 4-5PM
Thunderbolt Library
2708 Mechanics Ave.
Thunderbolt, GA 31404
912-354-5864

Wed. May 25 @ 4-5PM
Rincon Library
17th Street & Highway 21
Rincon, GA 31326
912-826-2222

Wed. May 25 @ 4:30-5:30 PM
Oglethorpe Mall Library
7 Mall Annex
Savannah, GA 31406
912-925-5432

Thurs. May 26 @ 4-5PM
Springfield Library
810 Highway 119 South
Springfield, GA 31329
912-754-3003

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LEGO Club
Think you’re a master LEGO® builder? Join our LEGO® club to hone your skills. Meetings will include a themed LEGO® build where you can create your own masterpieces! Ages 5 & older. Check out the next meeting in your branch!

Wed. May 25 @ 4:30-5:30 PM
Garden City Library
104 Sunshine Ave
Garden City, GA 31405
912-629-5070

Sat.  May 28 @ 1-3PM
Bull Street Library
2002 Bull St.
Savannah, GA 31401
912-652-3600
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Baby Play Date
Join other babies and caregivers for this weekly sensory play drop in program. With plenty of stimulating toys and activities for babies and toddlers, and good conversation for caregivers, everyone’s sure to find something they love to do at the Baby Play Date.

Tues. May 24 @ 10:30AM-Noon
Garden City Library
104 Sunshine Ave
Garden City, GA 31405
912-629-5070

Thurs. May 26 @ 11AM-1PM
Bull Street Library
2002 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31401
912-652-3600

Tues., May 31 @ 10:30AM-noon
Garden City Library
104 Sunshine Ave
Garden City, GA 31405
912-629-5070

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Maker Workshops
Come learn & be a maker. Come see what you can make! Each month enjoy a hands-on, self-directed creativity program. We provide the tools, and you provide the imagination! Ages 5 & older.

Tues. May 24 @ 3-5PM
Southwest Chatham Library
14097 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419
912-925-8305

Tues. May 24 @ 4-5PM
Islands Library
50 Johnny Mercer Blvd
Savannah, GA 31410
912-897-6233
Come see what you can make! Each month enjoy a hands-on, self-directed creativity program. We provide the tools, and you provide the imagination! Ages 5 & older.

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Sleepy Time Storytime
Come by for storytime right before bedtime! Every second Tuesday of the month.
Tues, May 24 @ 6:30-7:30 PM
Garden City Library
104 Sunshine Ave
Garden City, GA 31405
912-629-5070

FREE Go Outdoors Event @ Bass Pro Shops, Savannah

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

headerFREE Go Outdoors Family Event @ Bass Pro Shops in Savannah Mall

Bring the family to the free Go Outdoors event Sat & Sun. May 21 & May 22, 11AM-5PM.

FREE events for both days include:
11am-5pm: Kids’ crafts
11am-5pm: Free photo
11am-4pm: Catch & release fishing pond
11am-2pm: Funnel Cake Demo
1:30pm: Boy Scout Backpack demo (Saturday, May 21 only!)
2pm-5pm: Fish cooking demo

Learn more here. 

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Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, www.savannahmall.com , 912-927-7467. The Savannah Mall is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Family-Friendly Savannah Block Party on Broughton Street, May 7

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

free kids activities in Hilton Head SavannahThe Block Party: Broughton Street Sponsored by DPR Construction
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Part of Historic Savannah Foundation’s 2016 Savannah Preservation Festival)
11AM- 3PM
100 Block of West Broughton Street
Free and open to the public
What better place to see preservation in progress than on dynamic and vibrant Broughton Street?
Savannah’s traditional commercial core, Broughton Street is home to dozens of retail stores and residential lofts, scores of historic buildings, and hundreds of jobs. This festive and family-friendly event will include:
Pennies for Preservation Poster Contest
Educational/Interactive Exhibits
Student Exhibits
Craftsmen Exhibits
Bike Valet
Food & Drink
Live Music

Festival event tickets available at myHSF.org.

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Free Children’s Fishing Derby, Richmond Hill

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

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FREE Richmond Hill Fishing Derby, June 4

Kids 15 & younger are invited to take part in the 26th annual Richmond Hill Fishing Derby, 8:30AM-Noon Sat. June 4 2016 @ the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery.

Sponsored by: The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill

Registration Begins at 8:00 AM
Age Limit: 15 & younger
Awards for Children 12 & younger & all children eligible for door prizes.
Awards: Most Total Pounds (Max. 10 Catfish): Trophy Donated by the
Exchange Club of Richmond Hill
Heaviest Catfish: Trophy Donated by the Exchange Club

All child participants eligible for door prizes, regardless of age
Participants should bring fishing poles and bait and be ready to fish. A limited amount of bait will be provided by the Exchange Club and the DNR. A limited number of poles will be provided by the GA DNR. A maximum of 10 catfish is allowed for each child. Ponds will be stocked with catfish.

Click here for the registration form.

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Perfect part-time job for a Savannah mom

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Girls on the Run Here’s a perfect part-time position for a Savannah mom – office & programs manager @ Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia.

Position Profile: The Office & Programs Manager, a part-time position, is responsible for database management, overseeing and purchasing office and program supplies, program dates coordination and evaluation and assistance with special events. Some of the key responsibilities falling within this area include:

Office Management
With support from Executive Director, coordinate all purchases for office supplies.
Oversee purchase, preparation and distribution of all coaching materials for programs. (coach boxes,
t-shirts, water bottles, grown-up guides, coach playbooks, etc.)
Obtain healthy snacks for all sites and hot meals through the Kids Café for 21 Century schools.

Program & Data Management

*With support from Executive Director, coordinate database including but not limited to registration, rosters, donor records and volunteer records.
*Oversee program registration
*Send monthly email communication to database through Emma and update website when needed.
*Coordinate program evaluation for GOTR participants, liaisons, volunteers and families.
*Coordinates site visits (Addy visits) to ensure program quality & consistency and to provide support to coaches

GOTR 5K Event:
Purchase supplies if needed and take inventory after run.
Work with Executive Director and 5K committee to coordinate volunteers and event logistics.

Required Qualifications
BS or BA preferred.
Must display a personal passion for the mission of GOTR.
Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a team.
Strong written and oral communication skills with a range of audiences.
Remain composed under stress and take personal responsibility for delivering on personal and organizational commitments.
Schedule that will allow time in the office even though occasional work from home is fine.
Computer competence, including but not limited to: Google Docs, DropBox, Excel, and email and willingness to learn about Podio and Raceplanner. data system.
Understands and embraces diversity and inclusiveness in thought, word and actions.
Understands and embraces a healthy lifestyle in thought, word and actions.

Position Specifics:
This position reports directly to the Executive Director. Regularly scheduled hours in the office are encouraged even though occasional work from home is certainly acceptable as required by GOTR program scheduling, not to exceed 25 hours per week. The work is busiest during coach recruitment and the start of programs and includes the end-of-season 5K week (typically late April and late November). Hours are flexible during school holidays. Vacation plans should not interfere with the beginning of programs or the 5K. This job will be a stipend or hourly position.

The job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

The Organization
Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties in Coastal Georgia. GOTR-CGA launched in 2006 with approximately 40 girls at 4 sites and currently serves almost 1,000 girls at 30+ sites in 2016. The council serves a diverse mix of sites and holds a commitment to economic and racial diversity as a core value. The GOTR-CGA board of directors is an active board with a commitment to our mission.

TO APPLY:

Interested and qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to:
Beth Aldrich
Executive Director
Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia
401 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah GA 31406

912-349=1528
b.aldrich@girlsontherun-ga.org

Resumes must be received by Friday, April 1, 2016.

$2 cupcakes all day on March 12 @ Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah 5th year anniversary

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

$2 cupcakes @ Gigi's Cupcakes Savannah

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is turning 5 years old.

Come celebrate on Saturday March 12 when Gigi’s will have $2 cupcakes all day long.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 100,  912.349.2778 or email savannahga@gigiscupcakesusa.com,www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/savannahgeorgia. On Facebook here.Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is a SouthernMamas advertiser.

FREE ice cream: Wear your PJs to Bruster’s Savannah for a free ice-cream cone March 5

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Free ice cream on PJ Day 2016 Savannah

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – Savannah appreciates their customers.

To say thanks, Bruster’s is giving out free small waffle cones to those who wear their PJs Sat. March 5.

PJ Day @ Bruster’s-Savannah will include contests, prizes, pics with SCOOPS and of course, FREE ICE CREAM, but you gotta sport your favorite PJ’s.

It’s Bruster’s way of saying THANKS!

Saturday hours are noon-9PM.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream-Savannah, 1801 E. Victory Dr, Suite 102, Savannah, 31404, 912-777-6903

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$1 Movies @ Tybee Post Theater, March 4-6

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

$1 movies on Tybee 2016 Tybee Post TheaterThe Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Is. is celebrating its start as a 1930s movie house for Fort Screven by offering a three-day film festival of the most popular classics of the decade.

Tickets for this special screening: $1 a movie.

It’s been five decades since we’ve had movies at the Tybee Post Theater. Don’t miss this grand reopening weekend, March 4-6.

Friday, March 4, 7 pm, King Kong
Saturday, March 5, 2 pm, The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, March 5, 7 pm, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Sunday, March 6, 2 pm, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Sunday, March 6, 6 pm, Gone With the Wind

The Tybee Post Theater box office will open 1 1/2 hours before the show. Box office sales only. No online sales. Only 206 tickets available for each show. Patrons limited to five tickets per movie.

Concession stand serves beer, wine, soft drinks and fresh hot movie popcorn.

Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328

Free First Friday Fireworks & Yoga on River Street

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

FREE Yoga and First Friday Fireworks on March 4 2016 on Savannah’s River Street.

This class is FREE and hosted by Dancing Dogs Yoga Savannah. Yoga will begin at 8PM followed by First Friday Fireworks sponsored by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30pm.

The 60-minute yoga session open to all levels.

Hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association and Dancing Dogs Yoga Savannah. Sponsored by Wet Willie’s Savannah and Alpha Media.

Watch a wild Savannah Great Horned Owl on The Landings Owl Cam, Skidaway Is.

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Great Horned Owl Cam Savannah The Landings Skidaway Island

So it begins again.

The Savannah mama owl is back.

Watch the Savannah Great Horned Owl mom on Skidaway Island LIVE via The Landings Bird Cam video feed.

The owl showed up at the nest this weekend and laid an egg on Jan. 23 and a second egg on Jan. 26. Incubation is 30-37 days.

Visit  The Landings Bird Cam or The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to see live 24/7 video with audio of what is happening in the abandoned eagle’s nest that is atop a pine tree in The Landings.

The streaming video is made possible thanks to a partnership with Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. The video feed can also be seen on the Georgia DNR site http://www.georgiawildlife.com/cams

The cameras have infrared capability, enabling nighttime viewing without disrupting the owls, according to the Savannah Owl Cam @ The Landings web site. Read more here about the owls & how this bald eagle’s nest in The Landings became an owl’s nest.

Follow the owls on Twitter at SavannahOwls and on Facebook here. 

The Landings Bird Cam site also has a link to this fun, kids’ The Owl Song by The Whizpops. Click here & watch your kids hoot along.

Valentine’s Day 2016 Golf Special, Savannah

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

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Valentine’s Day golf special @ The Club at Savannah Harbor  on Hutchinson Island, next to Westin Savannah.

Interested? Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, On Facebookhere. Email Golf.savannah@westin.com,www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Model Railroad & Train Show 2016

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Savannah Model Train Show 2016

Model Railroad & Train Show hosted by Coastal Rail Blufs

Jan. 23-24 2016, 10AM-5PM @ National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah.

Costs

FREE for children younger than 12 & active military

2-day admission: $7

Seniors/students: $5

Learn more here.

Things To Do on MLK Jr. Day 2016, Savannah

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

MLK Jr. Things to do with Kids in Savannah Reminder: Kids are out of school this Monday Jan. 18 2016 in honor of MLK Jr. Day. Here’s a list of things to do to celebrate & enjoy the day.

(Savannah) MLK Jr. Annual Parade, 10AM. Click here for the parade route.

(Savannah) Special soldier demos, interactive program for kids @ Old Fort Jackson. Details here.

(Savannah) Loyalists & Liberty kids’ interactive Revolutionary War program @ Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park. Details here. 

(Savannah) FREE Kindermusik trial class. No need to call ahead. Just show up. Babies ages newborn to 2 meet @ 9:20am; toddlers 2+ meet @ 10:15am. Details here.

(Savannah) Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10AM-4PM. Savannah Children’s Museum will open on days that Chatham County schools are closed. Details here. 

(Pooler) Day Camp @ The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, 9am-4pm. Cost: $30, lunch included. For ages 7-11. Pre-register. Details here. 

(Savannah) Skinny Dipping Ladies Night @ The Melting Pot of Savannah. Details here. 

Free entrance to National Parks & Monuments on MLK Jr. Day. Parks include:
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Sumter National Monument
Details here. 

(Savannah) Daily Tours at Fort Pulaski National Monument, 10:30AM & 3PM Guided Fort Tours. Special daily programs; historic weapons demos. Become a Junior Ranger @ Fort Pulaski. Details here.

(Savannah) Daily Cannon Firings @ Old Fort Jackson at 11AM & 2PM. Schedule subject to change. Call ahead to confirm: 912.232.3945.

Daytrips

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Savannah kids can become a Junior Ranger this holiday season

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonThis holiday season, 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.