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Statts Fest 2016 @ Grayson Stadium, Savannah, Sept. 17

August 18th, 2016

Statts Fest Savannah 20167th Annual Statts Fest will be Sept. 17 @ Grayson Stadium in Savannah & includes kids’ activities, live music, food trucks & silent auction.

Friends of Jason Statts have planned a benefit to help subsidize the medical assistance that Statts, a quadriplegic as a result of violent crime, requires.

Statts Fest fundraiser
Sat. Sept. 17
3 PM – 8 PM
Grayson Stadium
1401 E Victory Dr
Savannah 31404

On Facebook here.

This fundraiser will feature food trucks, a silent auction, lots of kids’ activities and Savannah’s best local bands throughout the event including: Joe Nelson and James Pittman, City Hotel, Damon & the S***Kickers, Waits & Co., The Train Wrecks and Bottles & Cans.

Kids’ events include a book nook tent sponsored by Savannah Children’s Museum. The Savannah Derby Taunts will be on hand to helping with kids races.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at friendsofstatts.com or the day of the event for $20. Children 12 & younger are free with adult.

About Jason Statts

On June 28, 2008, Jason Statts, a professional graphic designer, local musician, 1996 SCAD graduate and overall amazing guy, was a victim of a violent crime in Ardsley Park. Statts was shot in the neck and suffered irreparable damage to his spinal column.

Since then, he has relied on government assistance to cover his mounting medical costs, and the support of his friends and family to keep him smiling. His family and friends host fundraisers to help fill in the gaps in his finances so that he can receive the benefits and medical assistance he requires.

For more information, please visit www.friendsofstatts.com or email info@friendsofstatts.com.

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Golf rounds for $55 @ Club of Savannah Harbor, Savannah

August 18th, 2016

Golf Savannah Patriot

The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island next to the Westin hosts Patriot Golf Rounds for $55, Aug. 29-Sept. 5 2016.

Special events include Putting Contests Fri. Sept. 2 & Sat. Sept. 3.

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

FREE Oktoberfest & Wiener Dog Races 2016, Savannah, Oct. 8

August 18th, 2016

Oktoberfest 2016 Wiener Dog Races Savannah

It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration @ Savannah’s 33rd Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street.

Enjoy a bit of Germany…Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News. There will be regional arts & crafts exhibitors, live entertainment and all weekend long.

WHEN: Oct. 7-Oct. 9, 2016
WHERE: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, 31401

COST: Free & Open to the Public
CONTACT: Savannah Waterfront Association, 912.234.0295

Festival Hours
Fri. Oct. 7, 4-10pm
Sat. Oct. 8, 10am-10pm
Sun. Oct. 9, 10am-5pm

Reminder: you can take the free ferry ride from the Westin on Hutchinson Is. across the Savannah River to River Street  & then take it back. Kids love the boat ride.

Free Savannah Children’s Book Festival 2016, Nov. 12 features Fancy Nancy author Jane O’Connor

August 18th, 2016

Fancy Nancy author Jane O'Connor Savannah Children's Book Festival 2016New York Times bestselling author of the Fancy Nancy children’s series, Jane O’Connor will be among the authors at the 2016 Annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival.

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the free 13th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Sat. Nov. 12, 2016, 10AM-4PM at Forsyth Park.

The Fancy Nancy books chronicle the adventures of a young girl who loves all things glamorous, posh, and splendiferous! The series has now sold over 20 million copies and counting with the wildly popular latest title, “Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet.”

Savannah Greek Festival 2016, Oct. 6-8

August 18th, 2016

Savannah Greek Festival 2016 The 66th annual Greek Festival at the Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St., Savannah
Oct. 6-8 2016

The three-day Greek Festival, sponsored by St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, will feature homemade Greek foods, desserts greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band and so much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage.

Menu favorites include:

  • spanakopita (Spinach w/ feta cheese & herbs baked in layers of filo);
  • Greek meatballs (a favorite for kids of all ages);
  • gyros (sliced beef and lamb served on pita bread);
  • diples (fried filo dough dipped in honey syrup);
  • kourabiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar;
  • baklava, pecans & spices baked in layers of filo.

Hosted in the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, the Savannah Greek Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. Come to enjoy the food, shopping, music, dancing and atmosphere of the Greek culture.

Serving food all day!
Thurs. Oct. 6: 11AM – 9PM
Fri. Oct. 7: 11AM – 9PM
Sat. Oct. 8: 11AM – 9PM

The festival will have free admission until 4PM Thursday & Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4PM. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday.

Drive Thru Take-Out
To download the order form, click HERE.
Thursday & Friday – 11 AM to 2 PM Only; Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM
Phone in (236-8256) or Fax your Order form to (236-7321) Pick up at Drive Up window at Henry Lane behind the Hellenic Center.

Starting Mon. Oct. 3, advance orders may be placed online for pick-up. Please order at savannahgreekfest.com or call 912-236-8256.

See the complete menu  here.

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Free Fall events: Savannah’s Picnic in the Park 2016, Oct. 2

August 18th, 2016

Savannah Picnic in the Park 2016

Savannah Philharmonic & the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs presents 2016 Picnic in the Park on Sun. Oct. 2

Enjoy fantastic music and fun family activities @ this annual Fall event in Forsyth Park featuring a repertoire from the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and more.

Come early to enjoy local band, choral & orchestral students at the Forsyth Park Bandshell.

WHEN: Oct. 2
WHERE: Forsyth Park Bandshell
621 Drayton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
TIME: 4-9:30PM (the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra starts @ 7PM)

COST: Free and open to the public.

CONTEST: Every year, picnickers have an opportunity to enter the legendary “Picnic Contest”. Picnickers are encouraged to design an imaginative picnic spread that is inspired by the suggested theme.

MORE: For more information about Picnic in the Park or the Philharmonic, call 912.232.6002, visit savannahphilharmonic.org or email info@savannahphilharmonic.org .

2016 Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Oct. 1, Savannah

August 18th, 2016

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society The 2016 Buddy Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10AM in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

The 11th annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS).

Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants and this year LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out and raise awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

The Buddy Walk Program encourages participants of all ages and abilities. Carriages, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets are all welcome. The goals are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice. Past Buddy Walk events have raised millions to benefit education, research, and advocacy initiatives nationally, as well as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services here in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.

Family Fun Festival

The walk begins at 10AM with a Family Fun Festival being held immediately thereafter. A wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, other games, as well as music and refreshments will last until 2pm.

Register for the Buddy Walk

Online registration is available here. Participants can also signup starting at 8:30 am the day of the event. Registration is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four, which includes a T-Shirt, lunch & admission to the festival. For more info, contact Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or jcbogardus@gmail.com, or visit www.ldssga.org.

Find more information here.

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Free Savannah Bacon Fest 2016, Sept. 2 & 3

August 18th, 2016

Savannah Bacon Fest 2016 The 3rd annual Savannah Bacon Festival  is Sept. 2&3 on historic River Street.

Thomas Claxton & the Myth will take the Rousakis Riverfront Arbor Stage on Fri. Sept. 2 from 7-10PM. My Maiden Name will perform Saturday from 5-7PM. Headlining the 2016 Bacon Festival is Dr. Bacon out of Asheville, NC. Dr. Bacon begins at 7:30PM Sat. Sept. 3.

Enjoy bacon creations from local restaurants including bacon hush puppies and barbecue bacon burgers; bacon wrapped shrimp and bacon brownies; cherry glazed bacon on a stick; & loaded baked potato bacon dogs.

The Savannah Bacon Fest will kick-off on Friday, Sept. 2 from 4-10PM with First Friday fireworks sponsored by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30PM. The festivities will continue on Sat.  Sept. 3 from 10AM-10PM.

This event is hosted by Savannah Waterfront Association.

FREE Skidaway Marine Sciences Day, Skidaway Is., Savannah & CoastFest 2016, Brunswick

August 18th, 2016

Free Skidaway Marine Sciences Day Savannah 2015

Free Skidaway Marine Science Day 2016, Skidaway Is., Savannah, Oct. 22 2016

This free campus-wide open house at The UGA Marine Extension Service & Aquarium on Skidaway Island offers activities geared for all ages. Programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities, primarily related to marine science and the coastal environment, are all part of the day’s educational fun.

Open to the public at no charge, the event is presented by the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium, the University of Georgia’s Shellfish Research Laboratory and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

One of the most exciting featured attractions this year will be a close-up look at Georgia’s first oyster hatchery, a project of the UGA Marine Extension’s Shellfish Research Laboratory and Georgia Sea Grant, units of UGA Public Service and Outreach.

Other activities include tours of the 92-foot Research Vessel Savannah, fun hands-on exhibits at the UGA Aquarium, and explorations of an underwater reef at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

When: Sat. Oct. 22 2016
Time: Noon-4PM

Learn more here. 

All activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day are free.

For additional information, call 912-598-2325, or see http://www.skio.uga.edu/

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CoastFest 2016 Brunswick CoastFest 2016 in Brunswick 

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant participate in CoastFest in Brunswick, Ga., every first Saturday in October.

This year’s festival will be Sat. Oct. 1 10AM-4PM @ Depart. of Natural Resources
1 Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA. 31520

This free, family-oriented educational festival is Georgia’s largest outdoor festival celebrating our state’s coastal, environmental, historical and cultural resources. Over 9,000 excited visitors enjoy interactive exhibits and activity areas provided by 80-plus local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning.

Touch tanks with live coastal animals, educational information, games and activities for the whole family are just part of our offerings.

More details here.

Halloween Hike 2016 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

August 18th, 2016

Halloween Hike 2016 Oatland Island Wildlife Center One of our favorite Savannah kids’ Halloween events –  the Halloween Hike @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center , will be Oct. 21 & 22 2016.

If you’ve never taken your little trick-or-treaters to this non-scary Halloween event, make sure this is the year you do so!

Halloween Hike
Oct. 21 & 22, 2016
5PM-8PM (last hike leaves at 8PM)

CASH ONLY

Adults: $5
Children: $10

This is a fun, safe, not-so-scary fundraiser for your little trick or treaters! Walk with your trickster down our friendly forest trail to meet and gather goodies from our friendly animal characters. Let Mother Earth show you the way and sit with Mother Goose as she tells her favorite rhymes. There will be face painting, spooky crafts, and many more activities. Comfortable walking shoes and costumes are encouraged.

Concessions will be available before or after the hike.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

Halloween 2016: Haunted Trail & Falloween Family Fun Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

August 18th, 2016

Pumpkin Patches, Farms, hayrides Savannah Halloween kids events Pooler Hilton HeadFalloween Family Fun Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park
Sat. Oct 22, 2016 1-4PM
Celebrate fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Hop on a hayride and tour the park. There will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Bring a bag to trick-or-treat through the campground.
Trick-or-treating will begin at 3PM.
$3 plus $5 parking.
912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible

Misery Woods Haunted Forest @ Skidaway Is. State Park
7-9:30PM Fri. Oct 28 & Sat. Oct 29, 2016
Join Skidaway Island Rangers as they navigate you through a trail of terror filled with maniacs, monsters and mayhem. Misery Woods will shatter your senses and leave you screaming for your own sanity.
Cost: $5 plus $5 parking.
912-598-2300.

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Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300, http://gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

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Wag-O-Ween 2016: Trick or Treating for your dog in Savannah, Oct. 22

August 18th, 2016

Wag-O-Ween Halloween for dogs Savannah 2015

Take Rover trick-or-treating during Savannah’s 11th Annual Wag-O-Ween 2016 event, which will be Sat. Oct. 22 from noon to 5PM

Participants will receive a map indicating the more than 100 businesses where they may Trick or Treat with their canine companion. There will also be a costume contest and a raffle for some great prizes.

In the past this event has had 1000 participants from the greater Savannah area and that’s expected to increase this year. This event generates greatly needed funds for local pet rescue organizations.

Tickets are $5 per person and all proceeds go to benefit the Dachshund Rescue of North America and Coastal Pet Rescue.

For more information, contact Sara Portman at Canine Palace 912-508-3336 or click here .

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FREE Trunk-o-ween 2016 @ Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is., Oct. 31

August 18th, 2016

trunk or treat hilton head shelter cove towne centerFREE Trunk-o-ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-7pm
Shelter Cove Towne Centre
40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

FREE & open to the public. 

This special evening provides a safe environment for families, ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages. This year’s “spooktacular” highlights include:

•Trick-or-Treating in car trunks and shops
•Bounce Houses
•Cappy the Clown
•Plenty of treats to fill your bag

More details here. 

 

Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Costume Contest 2016, Hilton Head Is. , Oct. 28

August 18th, 2016

Pumpkin Patch 2014 Halloween Costume Contest, Hilton Head Is. BlufftonPumpkin Patch 2016 in Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Is. will be Fri. Oct. 28 2016 from 4 pm-8 pm.

Have the kids dress up and participate in our Halloween Costume Contest.

Candy, games and much more is available.

The festival provides a safe environment parents can take their children to start their Halloween celebration.

The target age for the event is 2-12, but everyone is welcome.

There will be a petting zoo, carnival games, costume contests & more.

No pets please.

Admission is $10 for children (2-15). Adults are free

Learn more here.

Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Organized by Island Recreation Center, www.islandreccenter.org

Savannah Midnight Garden Ride 2016, Oct. 8

August 18th, 2016

Midnight Garden Ride 2016Savannah’s favorite family-friendly bicycling event has a new location: Historic Grayson Stadium, home of the The Savannah Bananas.

Eighth Annual Midnight Garden Ride
6-11PM Sat. Oct 8
Grayson Stadium
1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31404
Tickets available here. 

After a casually-paced, police-escorted ride travels through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods, then returns to Grayson Stadium for live music, food and beverages, and fun.

Proceeds benefit the non-profit Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

Join hundreds of other cyclists and see Savannah in an unforgettable way on the Midnight Garden Ride, presented by Chatham Orthopaedic Associates.

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Savannah after-school sports & classes for Fall 2016

August 17th, 2016

kids classes sports Savannah Lots of opportunities for your kids to grow, have fun & find their passions in after-school classes & sports in Savannah this Fall 2016.

Here are some favorites & new options:

+ Science Tutoring, Science Homework/Project assistance, Group Lessons @ Ms. MC’s Science Farm in Savannah. Details here.
+ Youth Art Classes in Savannah @ Miss Mary’s Art Universe in Savannah. Details here.
+ Drawing 1; Video Game Development @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center. Details here.
+ Swim Teams. Details here.
+ Irish Dance in Savannah, Richmond Hill. Details here.
+ Gymnastics & Tumbling @ Summit Gymnastics. Details here.
+ Ballet & Dance @ The Ballet School. Details here. 
+ Byrd’s transported, after-care karate. Details here. 
+ Flag football, cheerleading & soccer @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia. Details here. 
+ Private music lessons on cello, violin, piano, viola harp. Details here. 
+ Youth orchestra. Details here.
+ Soccer with Savannah United. Details here.
+ Soccer with Storm/Tormenta/Sweet Feet Academy. Details here. 
+ Improv, children’s clay, weaving, embroidery, wheel throwing Details here. 
+ Art, sewing, comics, painting, calligraphy, watercolor @ Scribble Art Studio. Details here.
+ Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia. Details here.
+ Sailing. Details here.
Details on all of the above & more here.