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Savannah Fall Fun 2014: Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Corn Mazes, Fall Festivals

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Visit the SouthernMamas.com Fall Fun 2014 Guide throughout the season by clicking here to find pumpkin patches, fall festivals, Halloween fun & more.

Here’s how to make the most of this beautiful season in the Lowcountry. This list will be updated throughout the season.

*Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides. Opens Oct. 1. Open Mon-Sat Oct. 1-Oct. 31. Details here. 

*Madrac Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides. Opens Oct. 2.  Open every Thurs, Fri. & Sat. Oct. 2-Nov.1Details here. 

*Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides. Opens Oct. 4.  Open every weekend Oct. 4 – Nov. 2. Details here.

*Tybee Is. Spelling Bee, Oct. 2. Details here. 

*Military Discount Day, Oct. 4 @ Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides. Details here. 

*Sassy Salon Day for kids, up-dos, tutus, glitter & more, @ Utopia. Oct. 4. Details here.

*Annual Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Forsyth Park, Oct. 4. Details here. 

*Live history lesson/true ghost story: Davenport House presents “Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah’s Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820.” For ages 8+. Friday & Saturday nights in October 2014. Details here. 

*FREE Beaufort Shrimp Festival, Oct. 3-4. Details here.

*FREE Family Day @ Jepson Center, Oct. 4. Details here.

*FREE Astronomy Day @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Oct. 4. Details here. 

*FREE Oktoberfest & Wiener Dog Races, Oct. 4. Details here. 

*FREE Picnic in the Park, Oct. 5. Details here.

*Savannah Greek Festival, Oct. 9-11. Details here.

*FREE Celebrate Armstrong Festival, 12-6 PM, Oct. 9. Details here.

*Savannah Haunted Houses: Alee Shriners’ Terror Plantation. Oct. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31 & Nov. 1 . Details here.

*Kids’ Shark Tooth & Fossil Hunt, Beaufort Oct. 11. Details here.

*Tybee Pirate Festival & Parade, Oct. 9-12. Details here. 

*FREE Cowboy Carnival, Bounce houses, pumpkin & cookie decorating, petting zoo, FREE FOOD,  Oct. 18. Details here.

*Free Talahi Is. Fall Festival, Oct. 19. Details here.

*BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass family-friendly benefit for The Next Generation, Oct. 19. Details here.

*Disney on Ice, Savannah Oct. 22-26. Details here. 

*Spanish tall ship El Galeón Andalucía on River Street Oct. 24-Nov. 2. Transforms into Haunted Pirate Ship near Halloween. Details here. 

*Haunted Trail @ Skidaway State Park, Oct. 24 & 25. Details here. 

*Halloween Hike @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Oct. 24 & 25. Details here. 

*Pumpkin Patch, Costume Contest, Oct. 24 @ Hilton Head Is. Details here. 

*Campfire Cookout/Fall Festival, Utopia in Savannah, Oct. 25. Details here. 

*St. James Catholic School Fall Festival, Open to the public. Savannah, Oct 25. Details here.

*Tricks, Treats & Trains @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah, 10 AM-1 PM. Details here.

*FREE Family Day @ SCAD Museum of Art, Oct. 25. Details here. 

*Spookalicious Halloween festivities @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. Oct. 25. Details here. 

*Wag-O-Ween trick or treating for dogs, Savannah Oct. 25. Details here.

*Free Skidaway Marine Science Day, Oct. 25. Details here. 

*Shalom Y’all – Jewish Food Festival 2014, Forsyth Park, Oct. 26. Details here.

*Fall-oween Family Fun Day & Trick-or-Treating in the campground @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Oct. 26. Details here. 

*FREE Tree Tots Costume Party, Pooler Library, Oct. 29. Details here. 

*FREE Savannah Zombie walk, free make-up by make-up artists with canned food donation, Nov. 1. Details here. 

*FREE Savannah Food Day Festival 2014, Daffin Park, 11 AM-5 PM Nov. 2. Details here.

*Beaufort Heritage Days Celebration 2014, Nov. 6-8. Details here. 

*Fairy Party Meet and greet with Tink and her fairy friends, Tinker Tea Party & more, Savannah. Details here. 

*KiDS Rock Savannah, 1 mile run, Daffin Park, Nov. 9. Details here. 

*FREE Savannah Children’s Book Festival, Nov. 15. Details here. 

*FREE children’s activities @ Telfair Art Fair, Savannah, Nov. 15. Details here.

*Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Nov. 22. Details here.

*$5 Girls Golf Clinic @ The Club at Savannah Harbor, Nov. 22. Details here.

FREE ‘Love My Library Card’ Balloon Parties in September 2014, Savannah

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

free kids events activities September 2014 SavannahSeptember is Library Card Signup Month & Live Oak Public Libraries are celebrating with special FREE balloon parties at various branches throughout September.

Featuring the stories “Aladdin,” “Robin Hood” and “Harry Potter”. A library card isn’t required to attend the program (but if you don’t already have one, it’s a perfect time to “get carded”).

See Savannah Balloons brand new show “One Wish, Two Wish, Red Wish, Blue Wish” for free at the Live Oak Public Libraries!

Someone is trying to steal the identity of Miss Lynnae, the Balloon Lady. Who is real and who is the imposter? The Red and Blue Genies help to sort it all out! Featuring the following books: “Aladdin”, “Harry Potter”, “Star Wars”, “Robin Hood” and “How To Train Your Dragon”.

Come see what happens and have a great time!

“One Wish, Two Wish, Red Wish, Blue Wish” Balloon Parties

Tybee Library, 786-7733
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.

Bull Street Library, 652-3600
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471
Thursday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Monday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222
Monday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4:30 p.m.

W. W. Law Library, 236-8040
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.

West Broad Library, 232-6395
Thursday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Thursday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m.

FOR MORE FREE KIDS’ EVENTS IN THE GREATER SAVANNAH AREA, VISIT OUR FREEBIES PAGE HERE. 

FREE SCAD ‘Night at the Museum’ & scavenger hunt museum tour, Savannah, Aug. 28

Monday, August 25th, 2014

free kids events Savannah SCAD

Experience SCAD’s own ‘Night at the Museum’ – free of charge.

Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m. @ the SCAD Museum of Art

Visit Savannah College of Art and Design’s cool museum on a hot summer night! Bring the family and enjoy a screening of the blockbuster movie “Night at the Museum” (rated PG), followed by a flashlight-guided scavenger hunt tour of the galleries.

Film begins 5:30 p.m.; tour begins 7:30 p.m.

The screening and tour are free and open to the public.

Tour space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up 5-5:30 p.m. at the museum front desk.

Galleries are open 5-8 p.m.

Email Melissa Messina, SCAD Museum of Art program manager, at mmessina@scad.edu for more information .

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FREE SCAD ‘Night at the Museum’ & scavenger hunt museum tour, Savannah, Aug. 28

Friday, August 15th, 2014

free kids events Savannah SCAD

Experience SCAD’s own ‘Night at the Museum’ – free of charge.

Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m. @ the SCAD Museum of Art

Visit Savannah College of Art and Design’s cool museum on a hot summer night! Bring the family and enjoy a screening of the blockbuster movie “Night at the Museum” (rated PG), followed by a flashlight-guided scavenger hunt tour of the galleries.

Film begins 5:30 p.m.; tour begins 7:30 p.m.

The screening and tour are free and open to the public.

Tour space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up 5-5:30 p.m. at the museum front desk.

Galleries are open 5-8 p.m.

Email Melissa Messina, SCAD Museum of Art program manager, at mmessina@scad.edu for more information .

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FREE Leopold’s Ice Cream Annual Birthday Block Party with .95-cent scoops & family entertainment, Aug. 16, Savannah

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Leopold's Ice Cream Savannah Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah celebrates 95 years of tasty memories at their annual Birthday Block Party Saturday, Aug. 16.

The dancers are ready, the band is in tune and the Birthday Cake Ice Cream has been lovingly made. It’s Birthday Block Party time at Leopold’s Ice Cream.

Come help Leopold’s celebrate 95 years of Tasty Memories at our annual Leopold’s Ice Cream Birthday Block Party! Join us for live music, games, kid’s activities, contests and dancing in the street.

In recognition of their 95 years in Savannah, and as a way to thank the community for your long and loyal support, Leopold’s will offer ninety-five cent single scoops all day.

The shop opens at 11 a.m. and the block party starts at noon. Leopold’s will need kids (young and young at heart) to help blow out the candles and cut the birthday cake at 3 p.m.

Free and fun for the entire family. We’ll see you there.

Stage Schedule:
Noon – Storyteller J’Miah Nabawi
1pm – Coastal Starz representing Coastal Performing Arts Academy
2:30pm – The Ballet School with artistic director Heidi M. Carter
3pm – Join us as we cut our 95th birthday cake!
3:30pm – Abeni Cultural Arts Performing Dance Studio
4:30 – 8:30pm – The Twinz

Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St., Savannah, 31404. 912-234-4442 www.leopoldsicecream.com 

FREE Sand Gnats tickets 8/2 with donated food, Savannah

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

free sand gnats tickets

Free Sand Gnats tickets this Sat. Aug. 2 from St. Joseph’s/Candler

Just bring a non-perishable food item to the game and receive a free ticket.

WHAT: St. Joseph’s/Candler Community Night to benefit St. Mary’s Community Center. Everyone is invited.
WHEN: Aug. 2, 6:05 p.m. Food drop off and ticket pick up will begin at Grayson Stadium at 5:00 p.m., 1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah 31404
WHY: The non-perishable food items will benefit the St. Mary’s Community Center.

THE DETAILS: St. Mary’s Community Center serves the westside of Savannah from its base in the historic Cuyler-Brownville neighborhood. St. Mary’s Community Center is a community outreach initiative of St. Joseph’s/Candler and a living demonstration of its mission. The center helps residents through education, job training and children’s services.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ SUMMER EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym’s now registering for Fall 2014 kids’ classes, Wilmington Is.

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Kids' tumble gyms in Savannah Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is now registering for Fall 2014 classes beginning August 4th. Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive $10 off registration fee.

Classes available:

Wiggle Worms: 30min classes ages walking – 2yrs This “Parent and Me class” is designed to incorporate the earliest aspects of physical fitness, enhance fine and gross motor skills, body awareness, and muscle coordination while promoting physical, mental and social development. Music, basic gymnastics movements, and games create a fun and healthy atmosphere for you and your child.

Grasshoppers: 45 min classes ages 2-3yrs This toddler class is open to children who enjoy having parents close by and are ready to learn to follow instructions from another adult. We ask parent/guardian to assist until their child is ready to participate on their own. This class continues to enhance your child’s fine and gross motor skills, social skills, strength and coordination through the activities and obstacle courses that emphasize eye-hand coordination, climbing, hanging, jumping, running, and rolling in a fun and safe environment.

Bumble Bees : 60 min classes ages 3-4yrs This class continues to enhance and challenge your child’s physical, social and cognitive development. Basic tumbling and gymnastics skills, ball handling skills and preschool concepts are taught. Group activities, teamwork, and fun theme-based curriculum keep your child engaged and excited to participate.

Fire flies: 60 min/week ages 4-6yrs This class is designed for children in Pre-K through Kindergarten. Concepts and themes are designed to introduce and reinforce age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, and ball handling are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork.

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Dragon Flies: 60 min/week ages 6-8yrs This class is designed for children in First and Second grade. Concepts and themes are designed to challenge children using age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, ball handling, and physical fitness skills are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork. .

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

FAMILY INCLUSION CLASS: (For child with special concerns and siblings ages 5-10yrs)

Guardian assists child to ensure safety during class and proper performance of activities. Great way to work skills emphasized in physical and occupational therapy in a group setting while having lots of fun. Doctor permission to participate required.

FREE TRIAL CLASSES available. Unsure your child will participate? Want to see Coach Val in action before you commit to class time? Fill out our free trial form here and try out a class at no cost.

DISCOUNTS

SouthernMamas discount: Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive $10 off registration fee.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003,www.coachvals.com, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE dog parade, dog costume contest, cutest dog photo contest @ Savannah’s Dog Days of Summer, Aug. 1-2

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Dog parade costume contest in Savannah Calling all canines to the Dog Days of Summer celebration on historic River Street in downtown Savannah. This FREE event will be Aug. 1 & 2 during First Friday & Saturday.

The FREE Dog Days of Summer festival starts Fri, Aug. 1 at 4 PM with entertainment & activities. Take advantage of shopping at select vendor booths; a photo session at P&B Photography‘s pet portrait booth; regional artisans along Rousakis Plaza displaying a variety of handmade works.  Weekend festivities Fri. Aug. 1 from 4-10 PM &  Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 AM-10 PM.

Watch FREE First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30 PM Fri. Aug. 1.

Cutest dog photo contest

Submit photos for the cutest dog contest at wws.y100.fm The online photo contest will run from July 25 to August 1.

FREE Dog parade & costume contest 

Saturday beginning at 10 AM. Dress your best on for the pup parade & costume contest presented by Y100 at 11am on the Arbor Stage. Sign up for your dogs to strut their stuff  10-11am at the Y100 booth. Sign up for a FREE painting session to make a customized dog bone painting with your name inside. Enjoy misting stations provided by Home Depot. Dogs can go for a swim in one of the pup pools.

For more information on the Dog Days of Summer and an entertainment schedule, click here.

FOR MORE FREE KIDS EVENTS IN SAVANNAH & HILTON HEAD, CLICK HERE. 

Whole Foods Market opening on Hilton Head Is. July 30

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Hilton Head Whole Foods MarketCan you believe it’s been about a year since the grand opening festivities at the Whole Foods Market Savannah?

Get ready for another Whole Foods grand opening this month. The Whole Foods Market on Hilton Head Is. opens Wed. July 30 at 9 AM. The store is located at 50 Shelter Cove Ln., Ste. R, at the Plaza at Shelter Cove.

Opening day guests are invited to arrive at the store at 8 a.m. for grand opening festivities, including a chance to win one of 100 gift cards valued between $5 and $500.

More information on the Whole Foods Market Hilton Head Facebook page here. 

Register now: Math Masters summer sessions in Savannah for 4th-12th graders

Friday, July 18th, 2014

math camp in Savannah

Wish you had a way to give your student a head start in math for the new school year?

Wish your student could review material previously learned but perhaps forgotten over the summer months? Could your student use some extra practice with the more challenging math topics?

Want to build your student’s confidence going into the new year? Back by popular demand and expanded to include new courses and grade levels, Math Masters in Savannah offers 15 different courses of math review just prior to the beginning of the new 2014-2015 school year to give your student a head start. Sessions offer content review presented in a fun environment including games, activities, and competitions.

All courses will be taught by Mrs. Jackie Wetmore, Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Mathematics Department Head, with over twenty years experience teaching Lower, Middle, and Upper School mathematics. Please see below for descriptions of the courses offered.

Registration: Space is limited. Classes will be filled in the order that registration forms are received. Numerous courses filled and closed last year, so register immediately for best selection. Classes are open to SCPS and non-SCPS students alike.

Ages: rising 4th through rising 12th graders

Dates: July 28-August 1, mornings OR afternoons

Location: Savannah Christian Prep, 1599 Chatham Parkway, Savannah, GA

For more information and registration, please click here.

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