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Weekend Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

A lot of Spring family events – including free Earth Day festival & free Easter Egg hunts - happening this weekend in Savannah & the Lowcountry. Check out all the local kid-friendly events by visiting our Events Calendar by clicking here .

Looking to get out of town for the day? Click here for our picks for 25 best daytrips from Savannah.

Summer Camps 2014 in Savannah

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide. See it by clicking here.

Find the perfect summer camp for your kids in our SouthernMamas.com Savannah Summer Camp Guide 2014! Browse a wide range of summer camps throughout the Greater Savannah & Lowcountry area—you’re bound to find a camp that’s ideal for your child. Check out our new 2014 Summer Camps Guide by clicking here.

Read our Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide by clicking here.

Summer Camps 2014: Preschool Camp for ages 18 months- 2nd grade @ First Christian Preschool, Savannah

Monday, April 7th, 2014

preschool summer camps 2014 in Savannah First Christian Preschool has a structured preschool camp for ages 18 months to 2nd grade from 9 AM-2 PM during the months of June, July, and August 2014.

There will be a new theme each week which will include daily arts and crafts, music, and creative play. Terrific Thursdays offers on-site field trips such as scavenger hunts, creative movement, water days, and Puppet People.

First Christian Preschool – located on Victory Drive in the Savannah’s Ardsley Park – offers 3 choices for enrollment: 3 days (T/Th/F), 2 days (T/Th), 1 day (F). They also offer weekly enrollment opportunities.

Please contact Sarah Marquez @ 912-234-3149 or firstchristianpreschool@yahoo.com for more information.

First Christian Preschool, 711 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, 31405, 912 234-3149, On Facebook here. First Christian Preschool is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK HERE. If you’re looking specifically for camps for preschoolers,  search ‘Camps by Activity’ & select preschool camps.

Easter Pet Parade & Egg Hunt, Pooler

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Pooler Easter pet parade 2014

Easter Egg Hunt and Pet Parade
10 a.m. April 12. Pooler First Baptist Church, 204 W. Highway 80, Pooler. Pooler FBC is hosting its 12th annual Easter Egg Hunt and Pet Parade. Free prizes and food provided.

For more info, click here.

For more local Easter 2014 events, click here.

See replicas of Columbus’ Niña & Pinta in Beaufort

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Nina Pinta in beaufort, Savannah See the Niña and the Pinta, replicas of two of the three ships Christopher Columbus sailed.

The ships – built by the nonprofit Columbus Foundation - are open for tours in Beaufort, S.C. ‘s downtown marina from April 8-13 2014. Learn more here.

FREE SCAD International Festival, Forsyth Park, Savannah

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

SCAD 2014 International Festival Savannah Celebrate culture at SCAD’s 2014 International Festival
Sat. April 5 2014
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Forsyth Park in Historic Savannah between Whitaker and Drayton streets.
This event is free and open to the public.
Fees for food & other concessions.

The 16th annual International Festival hosted by the International Student Services Office will feature traditional cuisine, music and performances that reflect SCAD international students’ home countries.

Participating restaurants:
◾ Sushi Zen
◾ Taste of India
◾ Ruan Thai Cuisine
◾ The Mirage
◾ Carlito’s Mexican Bar & Grill
◾ Asian River
◾ Persepolis

Activities and other entertainment:
◾ Global fashion showcase
◾ Art and cultural displays
◾ SCAD Drumline
◾ Cuisine from around the world

Featured performances:
◾ ReggaeInfinity
◾ Hac Long Duong Lion Dance
◾ Mystik NRG
◾ DJ Omar Richardson

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

FREE ‘Walk with Jesus’ Easter event for families in Savannah

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

walk with Jesus easter Event Savannah You and your family are invited to “Walk with Jesus,” an Easter event for families, 2 PM on Saturday April 12, 2014 at First Christian Church in Savannah. FREE & open to the public.

You and your family are invited to walk with Jesus from his entrance into Jerusalem to the discovery of his empty tomb. Discover Easter and the events leading up to it in a way you and your children will never forget!

The perfect way to prepare for Holy Week! Free! Fun! Family-oriented! Please call at 912-236-8271 or contact Pastor Heath at pastor.heath.fcc@gmail.com  if you have questions.

First Christian Church, 711 E. Victory Drive in Savannah, www.facebook.com/FCCofSavannah First Christian Church Preschool is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE LOCAL EASTER 2014 EVENTS INCLUDING EASTER EGG HUNTS, CLICK HERE.

Easter Bunny arrives 3/29 @ Savannah Mall

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Easter Bunny arrival 2014 in Savannah

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

For more local Easter 2014 events, click here.

Easter 2014: FREE Spring Carnival & Easter Egg Hunt, Savannah

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Easter Egg Hunts 2014 Savannah Easter 2014: FREE Spring Carnival & Easter Egg Hunt, Savannah
Saturday April 12 2014
11 AM-2 PM

New Convenant Church and Preschool is moving their annual open-to-the-public FREE Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Carnival to Baldwin Park neighborhood in Savannah this year. (In years past, it’s been held in Hull Park in Savannah’s Ardsley Park)

Activities include egg hunts, games, prizes, food and more. A day of family fun you will be sure to enjoy.
11 AM-2 PM Sat. April 12 2014
Baldwin Park playground @ E. 41st St. and Atlantic Ave., Savannah, 31401
FREE and open to the public. All are welcome!
(912) 232-7012 or 232-5658.

FOR MORE LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS 2014 & KID-FRIENDLY EASTER EVENTS, CLICK HERE.  (Easter 2014 is April 20 2014)

Easter Egg Hunts 2014: Egg Hunt & Easter Pageant, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

easter egg hunts 2014Easter Egg hunt combined with a children’s musical/dinner theater @ Hilton Head Presbyterian Church, 4 PM Sun. April 13 2014.

The Easter Egg hunt will begin at 4PM at the church and will include some crafts and fun activities.
At 5:30PM, the church’s Kids’ Club Choir will perform their Easter Pageant entitled “The Easter Pageant at Mr.Pigg’s Barbeque Emporium”. The setting and theme of this musical will be a good southern BBQ restaurant. There will be “games and gizmos; perfect pickled peppers and peanut butter pies, pumpernickel pretzels and a pineapple surprise, sausages and sauces and spicy sauerkraut, and oodles or strudels you cannot live without.

Dinner will be southern-style pig pickin barbeque dinner with all the fixins. Cost: $5 per person (max $20 per family) suggested donation for those staying for dinner.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Register via email or phone: (843) 689-6362 email info@hiltonheadpca.com

Hilton Head Presbyterian Church, 235 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, (843) 689-6362 email info@hiltonheadpca.com , www.hiltonheadpca.com

FOR MORE LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS & EASTER, CLICK HERE.  

Easter 2014: FREE EPIC Easter Egg Hunt, Richmond Hill

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Free easter egg hunt richmond hill ga. Join Consumed Church in Richmond Hill, Ga. Saturday, April 12 2014 from 11 AM to 1 PM for an EPIC Easter Egg Hunt

This event is totally free and will include 10,000 Easter eggs and inflatable slides and bounce houses for all ages as well as face painting and cotton candy! There will be hotdogs, chips, and drinks for sale and every penny made will go toward funding the Haiti mission trip this summer.

Consumed Church
388 Longwood Drive
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
More details here.

FOR MORE LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS & EASTER KID’ ACTIVITIES CLICK HERE.

Easter Egg Hunts 2014: Easter Eggstravaganza, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Easter 2014: Easter Egg Hunts in Savannah, Hilton Head Is. You’re invited to the Easter Eggstravaganza on Hilton Head Is.

10 AM Saturday, April 12 @ Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Is.

For Children ages 2-15
Cost:$10
Events include:
Easter Egg Hunt
Moon Bounces & Slides
Carnival Games

Organized by the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center.

Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head, SC 29926

FOR MORE LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS & EASTER KID’ ACTIVITIES CLICK HERE.

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Easter Egg Hunts 2014 & Kids’ Easter Activities in Savannah

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Easter Egg Hunts 2014, Easter Train & Chick Hatchery: We’re putting together our annual list of Easter Egg Hunts & kids’ Easter events. Check it here.  Please send info to be included in our list to anne@southernmamas.com. The Easter fun link is here.

FREE Flannery O’Connor Parade & Street Fair, Savannah, 3/30

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Bring the kids to the FREE 2014 Flannery O’Connor Parade & Street Fair for quirky family-friendly fun Sunday, March 30

This lively annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O’Connor’s birthday will offer family-friendly fun, live music and more. Attendees are invited to walk in the parade and to bring handmade signs and un-amplified musical instruments. Live music by Andrew Hartzel, Anna Chandler and other ambling minstrels. Costumes inspired by Flannery O’Connor characters, settings or the author’s life are optional.

The parade is free and open to the public.

WHEN:
Sunday, March 30, 2014
1-4 p.m. – Bring your own picnic and enjoy live music, games and contests. Get your photo or family portrait taken with a poet dressed like a gorilla, make your own parade sign with art materials donated by Blick and meet live chickens. Shop for vintage items, funky accouterments and parade accessories from local vendors including Civvies.
3 p.m. – Parade starts in Lafayette Square; Enjoy birthday cake in Lafayette Square immediately following the parade.

Flanner O'Connor Parade in Savannah

Photo by Nathan Jones

WHERE:
Lafayette Square
Abercorn St. and E. Charlton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401

For more information, please call 912.233.6014 or email flanneryoconnorhome@gmail.com .

ABOUT FLANNERY O’CONNOR:
Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia on March 25, 1925 and is the author of the acclaimed novels Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, as well as 32 short stories and numerous essays. Perhaps best known as a pioneering Southern gothic author who often wrote about morally flawed characters, O’Connor remains an important voice in American literature. She lived in Savannah until 1938 and drew inspiration from her childhood experiences in Georgia’s First City until her death from lupus in Milledgeville, Georgia on August 3, 1964. She received the National Book Award for Fiction posthumously in 1972 for The Collected Stories of Flannery O’Connor.

ABOUT THE FLANNERY O’CONNOR CHILDHOOD HOME:
The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, located at 207 E. Charlton Street in the heart of Savannah. For more info, click here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Easter Eggstravaganza @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Easter Egg Hunts Savannah Register now for the popular Easter Eggstravaganza @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah.

When:
Saturday April 12, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA 31401

Bring your family to Georgia State Railroad Museum for this annual family event, Easter Eggstravaganza on April 12, 2014. The event begins at 9:30am and lasts until 12:30pm. The first train ride is at 9:30am and is first come, first served – there will only be 5 rides total. The exciting egg hunt* will begin at 10:30 AM. There will also be special springtime crafts and activities.

Space is limited and pre-registration and pre-payment are required! Register today so you and your family can enjoy Easter Eggstravaganza. Cost: $5 per adult, $15 per child.

*Parents: please monitor children ages 3 and under during egg hunt as some of the objects inside the eggs may have small parts that are a potential choking hazard.

Register by clicking here. Questions? Contact Rachael Smith @ Coastal Heritage Society email membership@chsgeorgia.org  call 912-651-6840 x

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

For more local Easter 2014 events, click here.

Savannah Summer Camps Guide 2014

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Savannah Summer Camps 2014

Summer 2014 may feel entirely too far away.

But don’t delay when it comes to signing up for summer camps. Some camps have deadlines, auditions & early bird deals happening soon that you don’t want to miss.

So please click here take a look at our list of some of Savannah’s best summer camps to make this the best summer ever.

We’re working to put together a complete Savannah Summer Camp Guide 2014. If we’ve omitted your camp or you’d like to update your camp information please email anne@southernmamas.com . You can also advertise your summer camp with us for even more exposure. Find out more about advertising your summer camp by emailing anne@southernmamas.com .

FREE St. Patrick’s Parade on Hilton Head Is., March 16

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Hilton Head St. Patrick's Day parade 2014Looking for a more laidback St. Patrick’s Parade? Or maybe whet your appetite for Savannah’s big St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17? Then check out the 31st Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 16 at 3 PM.

This parade is a family oriented event designed for everyone’s enjoyment and participation. Spectators, in excess of 20,000 people, are always delighted with the antics of clowns, marching bands, entertaining Shiners’, beautiful floats, and all the marching units and dignitaries. It is wonderful to see so many participants in this community event.

Learn more here.

 

Pinkalicious, The Musical @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Pinkalicious, The Musical @ Savannah Children’s Theatre
April 4-13
Fridays at 7pm. Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.
Adults-$15
Children, Seniors and Military- $12
For tickets call 912-238-9015 or visit us at savannahchildrenstheatre.org

At 3 PM Sat. April 12, Savannah Children’s Theatre will have a Cupcake party with Pinkalicious and friends directly following the show. Enjoy cupcake decorating, crafts, games, photo opportunities and party favors. Cost: $35 per child (includes ticket to the preceding show and the party) Parents will pay regular show ticket price of $15. Spaces are limited.

For tickets click here.

The Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Drive, in the Crossroads Shopping Center

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE, CLICK HERE.

Greening of the Fountain 2014, Savannah

Monday, February 24th, 2014

St. Patrick's Day kids' events in SavannahBring the kids to the annual FREE Greening of the Fountain @ noon Friday March 7, 2014 at the fountain in Forsyth Park to kick off the St. Patrick’s festivities in Savannah.

Enjoy this Savannah tradition, as the city gets ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES INCLUDING THE TYBEE IRISH PARADE & TARA FEIS FAMILY FESTIVAL, CLICK HERE.

Registration is open to consign your child’s gently-used items @ Little Lambs Spring 2014 Consignment Sale, Savannah

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Spring children's consignment sale Savannah Little LambsRegistration is now open until March 21 to sell your children’s gently-used items at the Little Lambs Spring 2014 Consignment Sale in Savannah.

Little Lambs Spring Consignment Sale is a great place to sell your gently-used Spring/Summer clothing or children’s furniture or toys or books.

The dates of this year’s Spring sale are March 28th and March 29th.  Little Lambs sale benefits First Presbyterian Preschool on Washington Avenue in Savannah’s Ardsley Park.

If you would like more information about shopping, selling or volunteering at the sale, please click here to learn more.

NOTE: Little Lambs is limiting this year’s Spring Sale to 70 consigners. So be sure to register now.

Little Lambs organizers are looking forward to another great sale this spring and are excited to see our returning sellers and shoppers!

Stay connected by ‘liking” Little Lambs on Facebook by clicking here!

Sale location
First Presbyterian Church
520 Washington Avenue Savannah, GA

Sale dates
Sale opens to the public Friday, March 28, 9 AM-2 PM and 5:30-7:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 9AM-Noon (Many items 50% off)

Sign up to Volunteer at Little Lambs Here!

Little Lambs Spring 2014 Consignment Sale, First Presbyterian Preschool, 520 Washington Ave., Savannah, http://fpcschool.com/little-lambs/ On Facebook here.

FREE Irish Heritage Celebration Parade, Tybee Is.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Tybe Irish Heritage Parade Savannah Irish Heritage Celebration Parade

3 PM Sat. March 15

Tybee Island will “go green” with a festive parade in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. It will step off at 3pm at City Hall and proceed down Butler Ave. to Tybrisa St. This is a free, family-friendly event.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

FREE Kids’ Events in Savannah

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

FREE winter kids' events in SavannahFREE 2014 Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

We love all the FREE things to do with kids in Savannah this month & next including:
* FREE four weeks of Irish Dance classes during Feb. or March with Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance, Savannah
* FREE Savannah Sketch Crawl for All Ages, 2/22
* FREE Tara Feis Family Irish Festival, 3/15
* FREE ArchaeoBus with archaeology hands-on activities 2/28 & 3/1.
* FREE Family Day at Telfair Museums’ Telfair Academy, 3/1
* FREE Cat in the Hat performances at Live Oak Public Library branches, March 3-8, March 10-11
* FREE Family Star-Gazing Night @  Coastal Botanical Gardens, 3/8
* FREE kids nature activities including weekly Thursday Toddler Time @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Details on all those above plus more local free family events on our FREE Winter Kids’ Events page here.

A-Town Get Down music festival includes children’s section with DIY art lab & more, Savannah

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

A-town get down Savannah The A-Town Get Down Festival music festival this Sat. February 22, 2014 at the Charles Morris Center in downtown Savannah will include a variety of local and regional musical and visual artists PLUS workshops in songwriting, urban art, performance, art labs, Children’s Section with DIY art lab & more.

For tickets & updated information, click here.

Kid-friendly performers & activities include:
Eclipse!
Savannah Arts Academy
The R&B band is comprised of Savannah Arts Academy students.

Coastal Middle School Jazz Band
Coastal Middle School
The Jazz band is comprised of students from Coastal Middle School in Savannah Georgia.

Savannah Children’s Choir
The Savannah Children’s Choir is an auditioned, community choir with a mission of uniting Savannah’s children through the power of song.

Scribble Art Studio
TheScribbleArtStudio.com
Scribble will be doing kids projects at the event. Walk away with a little piece of A-Town!

Loop It Up Yarn Bomb
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Molly Lieberman and Jessica Leigh Lebos will be working with the kids at the YMCA and schools in the area to create an A-Town yarn bomb.

All Walks Of Life (AWOL)
AWOLinc.org
AWOL will be hosting an Open Poetry Jam workshop.

*All Ages! Bring your ID for wristbands.

Charles Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. , Savannah, 31401, http://a-towngetdown.com/

FREE Winter 2014 Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

FREE winter kids' events in Savannah We’re amazed by all the FREE things there are to do with kids this month in Savannah.

FREE Week at the Jepson Center is under way, Feb. 9-15; FREE Blizzard ‘snow’ event; FREE arts & crafts with Scribble Art Studio coming soon to Whole Foods Market Savannah; FREE admission to Fort Pulaski this upcoming Presidents’ Day Weekend with free bird walks & lots more local free family events.

Check out our FREE Winter 2014 Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry page by clicking here.

FREE Savannah winter kids’ events: Snow day @ The Blizzard in Ardsley Park (Feb. 15)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Snow Day Festival at The Blizzard in Savannah You’re invited to The Blizzard , 3-5 PM Sat. Feb. 15 2014 in Tiedemann Park, next to Savannah Arts Academy in Ardsley Park at the corner of Atlantic & Washington avenues, Savannah, Ga 31405.

Fun for the whole family – “real” snow, inflatables, music. The event is FREE and all are welcome. Bring your friends and your mittens and join Lifebridge Church of Savannah for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. More info here.

This is ideal for kids who have never experienced snow & those disappointed in our snow-less Savannah snow days last month.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Family Discounts on Savannah Tire Hockey Classic tickets, Jan. 16-18

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Savannah Tire Hockey Classic 2014 schedule Kids 12 & younger are free Thursday Jan. 16 @ the Savannah Tire Hockey Classic @ Savannah Civic Center.

Save big with family 4-and 5-packs available Friday & Saturday, Jan. 17 & 18.

The STHC is an annual college hockey tournament featuring Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, The Citadel. January 16-17-18, 2014
@ Savannah Civic Center
http://savannahhockeyclassic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/savannahhockeyclassic

Family Discounts:

Thursday, January 16th
Kids 12 & Under Free with Purchase of Adult Ticket
* Must be purchased at Box Office, not online.

Friday, January 17th
Four Pack: $40
Five Pack: $48
* Regular Mezzanine Tickets are $12 each (Saves $8-12)

Saturday, January 18th
Four Pack: $48 (Plus Fees)
Five Pack: $56 (Plus Fees)
* Regular Mezzanine Tickets are $14 each (Saves $8-14)

Family Discounts on Savannah Tire Hockey Classic tickets

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Savannah Tire Hocky Classic Familiy Discounts on TicketsSavannah Tire Hockey Classic
January 16-17-18, 2014
@ Savannah Civic Center
http://savannahhockeyclassic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/savannahhockeyclassic

The STHC is an annual college hockey tournament featuring Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, The Citadel.

Family Discounts:

Thursday, January 16th
Kids 12 & Under Free with Purchase of Adult Ticket
* Must be purchased at Box Office, not online.

Friday, January 17th
Four Pack: $40
Five Pack: $48
* Regular Mezzanine Tickets are $12 each (Saves $8-12)

Saturday, January 18th
Four Pack: $48 (Plus Fees)
Five Pack: $56 (Plus Fees)
* Regular Mezzanine Tickets are $14 each (Saves $8-14)

Christmas Tree Grinding: Savannah’s Bring One for the Chipper event to recycle Christmas trees is Jan. 4, 2014

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Bring your Christmas tree to be grinded into mulch.
Saturday January 4 2014 8 am

Save your Christmas trees after the holidays at the Bring One for the Chipper recycling event.

Bring One for the Chipper will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the following locations. Christmas tree mulch will be used by the City for parks and neighborhood beautification projects throughout Savannah.
The free service is available at the following locations:
• Home Depot, 11180 Abercorn
• Home Depot, 190 Pooler Parkway
• Home Depot, 1901 Victory Drive
• Dean Forest Landfill, 1325 Dean Forest Rd.
• Bacon Park Transfer Station, Shorty Cooper Rd.

Bring One for the Chipper has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for 20 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation. The local event is sponsored by the City of Savannah, Keep Savannah Beautiful, Georgia Power and Home Depot.

For more information, please contact Nathaniel Glover with the City of Savannah at 912-651-1967.

Local First Day Hikes: Begin 2014 with a healthy hike @ Georgia State Parks

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

First Day hikes in Georgia State Parks Join the national “First Day Hikes” movement and start off 2014 with a healthy hike in Georgia’s State Parks.

More than 40 walks cover history, geology, fitness and even a Black Bear Plunge. Find a ranger-led trek near you at http://www.georgiastateparks.org/firstdayhikes

Some nearby ones on the list include:

First Day Hike at Skidaway Island / 2 PM
Skidaway IslandSkidaway Isalnd State Park – Savannah, GA
Take a guided tour of the marsh through our Sandpiper Trail with a park ranger. Plan for about an hour on this one mile hike, where you will learn about life in a Georgia marsh. Please dress in comfortable clothing. $5 parking. 912-598-2300

First Day Hike at Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister Historic Park – Richmond Hill, GA
Come take a leisurely stroll through the woods with us on our 3 mile loop trail as we walk and talk about the winter wildlife in the maritime forests and marshlands of the Georgia Coast. From the chirping in the trees to the rustles in the woods, we’ll explore the wild side of Fort McAllister State Historic Park with a focus on the birds of winter. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Crooked River’s First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Meet at the Nature Center for a walk on the Bay Boardwalk trail. Vistas include wetland habitats plus our unique longleaf pine/saw palmetto ecosystem. Enjoy the great outdoors, camaraderie on the trail plus party hats. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

First Day Hike at Gordonia-Alatamaha / 8 AM to 4 PM
Gordonia-AlatamahaGordonia-Alatamaha State Park – Reidsville, GA
Start your New Year off right by getting outdoors and taking a guided hike. Our Nature Trail is a 1 mile loop that is moderate in duration. $5 parking. 912-557-7744

And lots of other first-day hikes in Georgia here.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

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