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Savannah Daytrips: Hide-and-seek game for handmade glass floats on Jekyll Island during Jan., Feb. 2021

January 11th, 2021

Island Treasures Jekyll Island 2017 Daytrips Savannah

The hunt is on.

Find your Island Treasure now through Feb. 28 2021.

Every year, Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create exquisite, handworked glass floats for Jekyll’s annual Island Treasures event.

(Jekyll Island is an easy, roughly 90-minute drive down I-95 from Savannah. See our list of things to do with kids on on Jekyll Island here. )

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide clear globes around the island for lucky guests to find and redeem for a real glass float. Gather your friends and family to search for globes that can be exchanged for dazzling handcrafted glass floats.

Jekyll Island Guest Information Center
901 Downing Musgrove Causeway
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Learn more about Island Treasures here.

Find more things to do with kids on Jekyll Island here.

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SouthCoast Health: Dr. Sellers offers Women’s Health Services as part of Family Medicine practice

January 11th, 2021

SouthCoast Health doctors Savannah

Dr. Rebecca Sellers family medicine practice in Richmond Hill also offers women’s health services.

“Patients are often surprised I offer women’s health services,” says Dr. Sellers. “That’s why I chose family medicine, because I get to keep my skill set broad.”

Learn more here. 

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Parent-and-me Kindermusik Savannah classes are free for newborns up to 10 weeks old

January 10th, 2021

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Join Kindermusik Savannah with your tiniest music maker- weekly classes are totally free for babies up to ten weeks old! Text NEWBORN to 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik Savannah playdates

Kindermusik monthly playdates will be on Saturday, January 23 for ages 0-7. Join us at 10am or 11am. Each child receives a Kindermusik instrument/prop, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $5 coupon.

Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com . Spaces limited!

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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Savannah Schools: Winter 2021 Open Houses, Tours for Prospective Families

January 9th, 2021

 

Admissions season has begun! Visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses or ongoing school tours to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah school Winter 2021 open houses & ongoing school tours for prospective families include:

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Advanced Academics, Pooler

Advanced Academics in Pooler PreK & Kindergarten: $75/week half days. K-5th grade:$150/wk full days. Set up a tour. Call 912.348.2017. Details here. 

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Benedictine Military School, Savannah

Benedictine Military School (grades 9-12) After hours school tour on the following dates from 6-7PM: Jan. 12, 2021; Feb. 16, 2021; March 23, 2021, High School Placement Test will be Sat. Jan. 16, 2021. Details here. 

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Blessed Sacrament School, Savannah

Blessed Sacrament Open House (preK-8th grade) open house is 11AM-2PM Sun. Jan. 31 2021.  Reserve your spot in one of three sessions by Jan. 29. Call 912.356.6987. Details here.

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah

Open Houses: Wednesdays Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 & Feb. 24 2021 9:30-10:30AM @ Eckburg Auditorium.Reservations required. Details here.

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Savannah Classical Academy, Savannah

The annual lottery is now open for Savannah Classical Academy , free, public K-12 charter school, for all students from kindergarten to twelfth grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Don’t miss the deadline for your family to enroll in this free public charter Savannah school as part of the local school system. Apply for the lottery here.

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St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah

Now accepting applications for Pre-K 3 through Grade 4. The application deadline is 2.19.21. Details here. 

Tour this private independent school (age 3 to grade). Call 897.4941 or email Windee Helle in the Admissions Office at hellew@saslions.com to schedule your private tour. Details here.

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Susie King Taylor Community School, Savannah

Application for the lottery for 2021-22 school year is open. Susie King Taylor Community School is a tuition-free, public K-8 Savannah charter school. Details here. 

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Risen Savior Christian Academy, Pooler

Open House, Sat. Jan. 23, 10AM-Noon.
Tour this private school’s recently expanded campus & meet staff members.
NOW ENROLLING: Preschool – ages 2-4
Elementary – K-8th grade
Details here. 

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Calvary Day School, Savannah

Campus Tours are by appointment and are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Please call admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.
Details here.

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Register for 2021 Spring Recreational Soccer with Savannah United

January 8th, 2021

Savannah United Soccer 2021 Spring

Savannah United Spring 2021 Recreational Soccer 

Registration is open for Spring 2021 Recreational Soccer with Savannah United. 

Register online @ SavannahUnited.com .

Questions or concerns? Please contact Savannah United Program Director, Paul Smith, p.smith@savannahunited.com or Recreational Administrator, Vanessa Asterman, v.asterman@savannahunited.com.

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Spring Youth Soccer Recreational Savannah United 2021

Toddler Tuesdays returns Jan. 12 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

January 8th, 2021

Toddler Tuesday Savannah Oatland Island kids 2021

Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah returns Jan. 12, 2021 and will be held outdoors due to the pandemic.

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

Due to the current state of the pandemic the program will be conducted entirely outside so dress appropriately and bring your stroller and walking shoes. The program will happen rain or shine. In the event of rain, the program will be under covered pavilions. Cost: $5 per child and only $3 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

Savannah public schools: Applications available Feb. 16 for free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2021-22

January 8th, 2021

PreK Savannah Public Schools Chatham County

Free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2021-2022 school year

2021-22 Pre-K Lottery Information

This free, state-funded Pre-K at some Savannah-Chatham public schools is open to all children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 residing in Chatham County.

Learn more here. 

Pre-K applications for the 2021-22 school year will be available from February 16 to March 4, 2021.  When completing the application, be prepared to submit your child’s birth certificate and proof of address in the application.  Lottery notifications will be sent on April 7, 2021.

​To participate in the Pre-K Program, children must be four years of age* on or before September 1, 2021, and must be a resident of Chatham County.

​* Five-year-old children who have not previously attended the Pre-K program and who have developmental delays that impact their readiness for school may also enroll at the request of their parents. A Parent Acknowledgement form must be completed during registration.

For additional information, please email: amanda.drought@sccpss.com

Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines. Please contact those facilities for their application deadlines.

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Kindergarten & older

The application period opens Feb. 1 2021 for grades kindergarten & older for Savannah-Chatham public schools for 2021-22 school year.  Application window closes Feb. 19 2021.

Learn more here.

Winter 2021 Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

January 7th, 2021

Sign up your child for Scribble Art Studio in Savannah’s popular after school art classes for ages 5 and older as well as their Portfolio Builders’ Class for older children.

Classes run on:
Mondays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Thursdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM

Both the General Art classes and Portfolio Builders class run each day at both times for your convenience. You pick the day and time that works best for you. OPEN ENROLLMENT!

Classes run in 5 week sessions for $200. All supplies included.

Check out Scribble Art Studio’s updated website here.

Open enrollment. Register today at www.scribbleartstudio.com

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Birthday Parties & New Adult Workshops, too

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s next birthday party at Scribble Art Studio where you’ll enjoy your choice of guided art project and then leave the mess for Scribble to clean up.

Adult Workshops

Host a creative escape for your crew at the studio. Scribble is now booking parties for you and your friends to try your hand at printmaking, or acrylic or watercolor painting.

Questions? Call Geoff at 202-379-5643

Scribble Art Studio
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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High Cotton Kids Spring 2021 Consignment Sale Savannah dates coming soon

January 7th, 2021

High Cotton Kids Consignment sale 2021 Savannah Chatham County children's

Start cleaning out your kids’ closets to sell their gently used items.

High Cotton Kids 2021 Spring Sale in Savannah will be in February 2021. Dates will be announced soon.

High Cotton Kids is Savannah’s only children’s consignment sale specializing in boutique, quality brand children’s clothing. You will find brands such as Vineyard Vines, Kissy Kissy, Ralph Lauren, Crewcuts, Cecil & Lou, Bella Bliss, Adidas and Nike, as well as everyday brands such as UnderArmour, Gap, & H&M.

Sizes range from newborn up to Junior clothing and we have maternity wear, too. Looking for gently used toys, books or baby gear? Need a outfit for an upcoming event holiday? High Cotton Kids has you covered! You will find anything and everything to keep you children well dressed and entertained!

Interested in consigning in the upcoming Spring Sale? It’s a fun and easy way to clean out your closets and playrooms while earning extra money for your Spring Break or summer events! Learn more here. 

Savannah-Chatham public school students to continue with virtual learning Jan. 11 due COVID-19

January 6th, 2021

Savannah-Chatham County public school students who registered for the hybrid learning model will not return to in-person learning on Jan. 11 as initially planned because of increase in COVID-19 spread, school district officials announced today Jan. 6.

Teachers will continue to teach from their classrooms while students are learning virtually from home.

District officials will continue to monitor key metrics daily and will make an announcement regarding a return to in-person instruction through established communication channels, the District website, and social media channels.

Find more details here.

This message does not apply to Charter Schools. If your child attends one of the five Charter schools operating in Savannah-Chatham, please consult your Charter school for applicable schedules

Savannah memorial to honor lives lost to COVID-19

January 6th, 2021

Savannah memorial COVID-19

The City of Savannah is inviting houses of worship, businesses and individuals to join in a national memorial for the lives lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

The City Hall bells will ring once for every 10 deaths in Chatham County at 5:30 p.m., and the building will be illuminated in red. Anyone wishing to participate is invited to ring bells, illuminate homes or businesses, hold a socially distant candlelight vigil and document their remembrance on social media using #SavannahRemembers and #SavannahStrong.

Savannah’s memorial will coincide with ceremonies in Washington, D.C., that will include a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. To date, more than 10,000 Georgians, including more than 240 Chatham County residents, have died from COVID-19.

Drive-in Laser Light Show 2021, Savannah

January 5th, 2021

Drive-In Laser Light Show Savannah 2021

Cabin Fever presents the traveling Drive-in Laser Light Show, January 14-17 2021 @ new South Georgia Fairgrounds in Savannah.
2 shows per night. Choose from either the 7PM or 9PM shows.

A dedicated “Tail-Gate” seating area for every vehicle. Bring your own chairs, blankets and refreshments.
Cost: $25 per vehicle.

The South Georgia Fairgrounds, Savannah
105 Ft. Argyle Rd.
Savannah, GA 31419

Details here.

(Savannah Schools) Open House @ Risen Savior Christian Academy, Pooler

January 5th, 2021

Risen Savior Christian School Savannah

Risen Savior Christian Academy 

Come and see all that Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler has to offer. Tour this school’s growing campus and meet staff members.

OPEN HOUSE:  Sat. Jan 23 2021, 10AM-Noon

NOW ENROLLING
Preschool – ages 2-4
Elementary – K-8th grade

Risen Savior Christian Academy
1755 Quacco Road
Pooler Ga. 313122
912.925.9431

Learn more: www.risensaviorgeorgia.com

Risen Savior Christian Academy offers preschool for ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and Grade 1-8.

Stay connected to Risen Savior Christian Academy by liking their Facebook page here. 

For more information, please call 912.925.9431.

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Two Sisters Travel: Get 2 Free Days at Walt Disney World Resort

January 5th, 2021

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Two Sisters Travel: Get 2 Free Days at Walt Disney World Resort

Put some magic on your 2021 calendar with a Walt Disney World vacation, and for a limited time get 2 free theme park days with select 4-night/3-day room-and-ticket resort packages.

With limited capacity inside the theme parks, now is the perfect time to visit. Take advantage of the low crowds and incredible deals to experience new attractions or the classics.

And 2021 promises plenty of fun at Walt Disney World theme parks with:

*Disney’s Hollywood Studios brings guests inside the cartoon world in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, to a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and offers the chance to play with Woody, Buzz Lightyear and their pals in Toy Story Land.

*Cinderella Castle features a royal new look at Magic Kingdom Park, welcoming guests for the perfect portrait as they seek out classic attractions.

*At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, guests can explore Pandora – The World of Avatar, an immersive land featuring massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and unbelievable experiences including Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey.

*Guests will also discover new character encounters throughout The Most Magical Place on Earth, as favorite Disney friends explore all four theme parks and Disney Resort hotels

Not sure what visiting a theme park is like right now?  Two Sisters Travel visited them and can give you all of the insider details to make your getaway stress-free!

Contact your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at Two Sisters Travel now and let’s plan your magical getaway. And remember, Two Sisters Travel concierge travel planning services are always FREE.

Tara McCoy
Travel Advisor at  Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
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(Savannah Daytrips) Lawton Stables & Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Is.

January 5th, 2021
Sea Pines Nature Preserve Bike Trails Hilton Head

Summertime biking @ Sea Pines Nature Preserve

Hilton Head Island offers over 50 scenic miles of public bicycle pathways and nature trails.

The hard-packed beaches are also popular for bicycling at low tide.

Which is why we’re often perplexed that more Savannah families don’t take advantage of this daytrip option (about one hour drive from Savannah). There are so many family-friendly activities do on Hilton Head.

Find the complete list of our favorite places to visit on Hilton Head Is. here. 

Below is a sample:

Sea Pines Forest Preserve

The 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve includes easy trails to various points of interest including the 4,000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a wildflower garden that’s amazing when in bloom (pictured above in summer).

The walks range from 25 minutes to one hour. Bicycles are not permitted on the nature trails, so please park your bicycles at the locations provided. Open from sunrise to sunset. The Forest Preserve is free; there’s a $9 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here.

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Lawton Stables Hilton Head Sea Pines Resort

Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort 

One of our favorite Sea Pines spots to visit with young kids is Lawton Stables, which offers horse trail rides, $15/pony rides and a small animal farm.

Their free animal farm includes goats, sheep, chickens, turtles, cows and alpacas.  Kids can also pet a friendly retired Clydesdale, Harley, at the stables. Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. Pony rides available for a fee for children between the ages of 2-7 years old and weighing less than 55 lbs.

All trail riders must be a minimum of 8 years old. Lawton Stables does not allow ‘double-riding’ with two people sharing a horse.

You MUST make a reservation for all trail rides – please BOOK ONLINE.

The animal farm is free; there’s a $9 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here. 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, 29928

Open Tuesday through Sunday: 8AM to 5PM. Call for pony ride hours: (843) 671-2586.

Learn more here. 

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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, Bluffton SC

A mere hour drive from Savannah, Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is an easy getaway from Savannah to bike amid nature on 14 miles of hiking and biking trails. The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset daily. (Not located on Hilton Head Is. but between HHI and Bluffton)

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Find the complete list of our favorite places to visit on Hilton Head Is. here. 

Free entrance to National Parks & Monuments on MLK Jr. Day 2021

January 5th, 2021

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Free entrance to National Parks & Monuments on MLK Jr. Day 2021.

In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Service sites will have free admission for everyone on Monday, January 18, 2021, as the first fee free day of the year.

Parks around the Savannah-area include:

Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Sumter National Monument

Details here.