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Free pirate race for ages 5 & older, Savannah

July 13th, 2016

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Free Live Oak Public Library program: Sean Driscoll’s Great Pirate Race

Get ready for a high seas swashbuckling adventure with Pirate Sean as you compete in teams to get to the pirate treasure at various Live Oak Public Library branches in Chatham, Effingham & Liberty counties. For ages 5 & older.

Hinesville Library, July 18, 10:30 a.m.
Rincon Library, July 18, 4 p.m.
Port City Library, July 19, 10:30 a.m.
Pooler Library, July 19, 3:30 p.m.
West Broad Library, July 20, 10 a.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, July 20, 3 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, July 21, 11 a.m.
Islands Library, July 21, 3:30 p.m.
Bull St. Library, July 22, 10:30 a.m.
Tybee Library, July 22, 3:30 p.m.
Garden City Library, July 23, 10:30 a.m.
S.W. Chatham Library, July 23, 3 p.m.

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FREE Pirates program @ Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, Okatie, SC

July 12th, 2016

Pirates at Port Royal Sound Maritime Center Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center – a small, free & interesting museum that’s in Okatie, S.C. near Beaufort, SC (about a 45-minute drive from Savannah) – has Pirate Saturdays on the third Saturday of each month.

From 11AM-2PM on Sat. July 16, members of the Charles Towne Few, South Carolina’s largest pirate re-enactment group, will be swashbuckling, storytelling, plundering & telling landlubbers the true stories of pirates in the Port Royal Sound area.

Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center Admission is FREE so bring the whole family.

Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center 
Free admission
A non-profit museum dedicated to the betterment & conservation of the waters & lands of our unique salt marsh ecosystem. Features include a 3,000 gallon aquarium; moons & tides exhibit; underwater sounds exhibit; Megalodon jaw; educational touch tanks.
Open 10AM-5PM Tues-Sat.
310 Okatie Hwy
Okatie, South Carolina
(843) 645-7774

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Things to do with kids in nearby Beaufort, SC

The Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center is near Beaufort, SC. After your visit, head into Beaufort for a visit. Click here for ideas of things to do with kids while visiting Beaufort.

 

Play in snow @ Christmas in July, Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

July 12th, 2016

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Join Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. to play in fake show during Christmas in July Wed. July 20 10AM-2PM.

Snow is in the forecast for frolic and fun at the 6th Annual “Christmas in July” party. Festivities include indoor and outdoor holiday games and activities, including playing in the SNOW! Visit with Santa (who just happens to be enjoying a summer vacation on the island) or decorate holiday cookies. Don’t miss out on the “coolest” day of summer.

A light picnic lunch is also included so don’t miss out on the “coolest” day of the summer!

COST: $10/person or $5/person for members

Military and senior discounts are available with proper ID
First come, first serve. (Space and activities limited in the event of inclement weather)

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More Summer 2016 Events @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum

Parents Night Out
June 22 – Aug. 4 – Parent’s Night Out
Wednesday & Thursday Evenings | 6:00 – 9:00PM
Treat yourself to a parents night out while your kid’s (imaginations) run wild! Children ages 3-9 years will enjoy playing in our hands-on exhibits and activity areas. A staff-supervised arts and crafts activity and a pizza dinner will also be provided.
COST: $30/child or $20/child for siblings & members
A late pick-up fee of $1/minute per child
24-hour advanced reservations are highly recommended.
Details here. 
Call 843-842-7645 to sign up
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August 3-Big Summer Blowout
10AM-2PM
School is just around the corner so why not join us for an end-of-summer celebration! Have your picture taken with our special visitor – “Olaf” – between 11AM and 1PM. Send summer out in style with cool face paint or jump around in our Bounce House. Don’t miss out on the final dog days of summer at The Sandbox.
COST: $10/person or $5/person for members
Military and senior discounts are available with proper ID
First come, first serve! (Space and activities limited in the event of inclement weather)

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August 11 – FREE Countdown to Kindergarten
5-7PM

The Sandbox: An Interactive Children’s Museum invites all rising kindergartners and their families to the annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration. The celebration will provide parents with a helpful school readiness checklist of things children need to know before starting kindergarten. Families can connect with representatives from a variety of community organizations to learn about educational, health and local resources available to them. Children of all ages will enjoy fun games and activities, free admission to the museum and receive fun take home items to help them start the school year off right!
COST: FREE.

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Summer Camps 2016 @ The Sandbox.
July 5 – 29 – SUMMER CAMP
Weekly | 8:30 – 11:30AM
For ages 3-10.
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum for their special summer camp series for children ages 3-10 years. Attendees will enjoy supervised playtime in the museum and theme focused fun and crafts. Click here to view specific dates, weekly themes and pricing. Weekly and daily rates are available.

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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Savannah after-school care: Byrd’s transported after-care karate

July 12th, 2016

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Byrd’s transported after-school martial arts on Whitemarsh Island Savannah provides a fun after-school experience for children and a refreshing alternative to day care.

Back to school special: Enroll by July 29 2016 for the upcoming fall session & get an official T-shirt.

Martial arts can help kids become confident, focused and fit.

The program focuses on developing students’ discipline & attitude toward school. They evolve into a positive “Yes, I can” attitude while forming strong friendships.  The program also focuses on physical fitness, proper socialization skills, teamwork, cooperation skills.

Learn more here. 

To register, call 912-898-0406 for more information.

Click here to register online.

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts
912-898-0406
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Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts, 4717 East Highway 80 Suite A next to Publix, Whitemarsh Is. Savannah, (912) 898-0406 www.savannahafterschool.com, On Facebook here. Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah’s Study Skills Program

July 11th, 2016

Sylvan Study Skills Savannah Tutoring

School starts soon. Here’s a way to help your child get ahead of the game.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah‘s Study Skills Program is designed to help kids in grades 4-12 build great study habits that can last a lifetime.

Registration is open. Call 912-355-2267. Learn more here. 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Splash Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

July 10th, 2016

Splash Fest 2016 Savannah Children's Museum Savannah Children’s Museum invites you to Splash Fest, the annual Summer event for fun and educational aquatic activities.

The festival will be Sat. July 23, 9AM-2PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401.

Guests can see and learn about Terrapin turtles from Armstrong University; discover the marine conservation efforts in our region from The Dolphin Project; participate in water themed hands-on activities with Tails of the Lowcountry; and have fun dunking museum staff in a dunk tank.

Splash Fest Savannah Children's Museum

Museum educators will also lead programming, such as a Smart Start Nutrition Workshop on why water is important for our bodies; Splash Games, building a gene “pool” out of pool noodles to educate visitors about DNA; and an oil spill cleanup activity to share the best ways to protect our environment and natural resources.

Guests are encouraged to bring water and sun protection, as the Savannah Children’s Museum site is entirely outdoors. Snacks or a packed lunch are welcome and can be enjoyed on Sugar Beet Bluff, located directly outside of the Children’s Museum.

The Naked Dog food truck will also be available for hotdogs, snacks and sodas.

This event is open to the general public. Admission to Splash Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members.

Splash Fest
Saturday, July 23 at 9AM-2 PM
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31401

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Save the date for Coastal Kids Market upscale fall consignment sale, Savannah

July 10th, 2016

Coastal Kids Market Fall 2016 consignment saleDates are set for Savannah’s popular upscale children’s consignment sale – Coastal Kids Market.

Coastal Kids Market will be Aug. 26-28 2016 at the same great location @ The Shoppes of Savannah formerly known as Savannah Festival Outlet Mall.

Clean out, cash in

Are you ready for some fall cleaning? Start sorting out those outgrown clothes and toys – it’s time to get the wrinkles out & scuff marks gone.

Registration to consign your children’s gently-used items opens 9PM Mon. July 11.

Go to www.coastalkidsmarket.com and click on the registration tab for clear instructions on how to become a consignor & on how this market works. Before you are through, make sure to check out the benefits of volunteering (be the first ones in the door). Don’t forget to select a check-in time to drop off your own stash. Volunteer registration spots will be opening soon, too.

Early Bird Specials

If you are one of the first 20 consignors to register & enter 20 items in the next 20 days, you’ll be entered into a giveaway for $20 Market Cash.

Each consignor must enter 20 items to be eligible for the giveaway. If you want to be entered TWICE, go to Coastal Kids Market Facebook page then just hit the SHARE button on their event post! (It’s pinned right at the top for you!) or just click here. Be sure to click “GOING”

New sale hours, days

For the first time, the sale’s opening day to the public will now be on SATURDAY, so that more working moms & dads will be able to attend.

Fri. Aug. 26: (preview party for volunteers and consignors only)
Sat. Aug. 27 9AM-10AM: Charity Hour ($10 cash donation)
Sat. Aug. 27 10AM-7PM: Open to Public
Sun. Aug. 28,1PM-6PM: Most items 1/2 off!

Giveaways

Follow Coastal Kids Market on Facebook here & on Twitter here so you don’t miss any big announcements & giveaways.

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St. Andrew’s School names new head volleyball coach, Savannah

July 10th, 2016

Savannah schools Wilmington Island St. Andrew's School St. Andrew’s School in Savannah is pleased to announce the selection of Emily Rochefort as the new head coach for Girls Varsity Volleyball.

Rochefort graduated from Mercer University with a communications degree and a masters in Higher Education Leadership. She played both indoor and beach volleyball for the division I school as a scholarship recipient. At one point, Rochefort served as captain for both teams.

“Coach Rochefort has already been involved in summer workouts with our student athletes and is developing a strong rapport with our young athletes,” said Doug Dixon, athletic director for St. Andrew’s School.

More about St. Andrew’s School

St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School on Wilmington Island in Savannah, Georgia. For more information on the private Pre-K through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Christmas in July Sale @ Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

July 10th, 2016

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Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah is having a Christmas in July sale. All Christmas decor items are 25% off.

Stop by the store on West DeRenne Avenue.

Like Barnett on Facebook here to stay informed about their sales & new products.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net   www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Mommy & Me events: Kindermusik Savannah July classes & playdates

July 10th, 2016

Mommy and Me Classes Savannah Kindermusik Give your child an early start in music: Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys offers classes Monday and Tuesday mornings for ages 0-7!

Babies 0-1 meet Mondays at 9:20AM. Toddlers 2-3 meet Mondays at 10:15AM. All ages 0-7 meet Tuesdays at 10AM.

Musical Playdates for ages 0-7

Kindermusik also has two playdates in July: Wednesday July 20 & Saturday the 23 for ages 0-7.

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com to enroll today!

1st class is free.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,   email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Revolutionary War Program for Kids; Reptiles of the Lowcountry, Ridgeland, SC

July 9th, 2016

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A Night in History: American Revolutionary War Exhibit Opening
Sat. July 23, 2016, 5:30-7:30PM
Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, Ridgeland, SC

You are invited to travel back in time at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, Ridgeland, SC. Come play war games, scavenge for treasure with pirates & enjoy light refreshments while you chat with Revolutionary & Civil War soldiers.

Suggested donation: $6 per adult will help sustain the center’s educational programs. Free for children!

To RSVP call the Morris Center at 843-284-9227 ext. 0 or email info@morrisheritagecenter.org

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Reptiles of the Lowcountry
Fri. July 29, 2016, 2PM
Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, Ridgeland, SC

Come see the reptiles that live among us in a presentation by Jeff Culbertson. Discover the hidden lives of reptiles and learn why they are so important to the environment. In this program, you will not only be able to look at live reptiles, but also get to hold them at the end of the show.

This program is located at the Morris Center in Ridgeland, SC. Pre-registration is recommended to guarantee a seat, but walk-ins are welcome.

To register, call 843-284-9227 or email info@morrisheritagecenter.org .

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. Ridgeland, SC 29936

FREE tours of NOAA ship; discoveries from ‘Dive after Dark’ trip to Gray’s Reef, Savannah

July 7th, 2016

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Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary invites you to tour NOAA Ship Nancy Foster on Sunday, July 17, 10AM-2PM along River Street.

Research divers on the 187-ft. vessel will have just returned from a groundbreaking, 10-day “Dive after Dark” trip to Gray’s Reef and will talk about their discoveries.

The Nancy Foster will be docked on the River Street waterfront in Savannah, near the Hyatt Hotel.

Free ship tours will last 30 minutes and begin every 20 minutes, starting at 10AM. They are complemented by 15-minute walking tours of the bronze Gray’s Reef markers embedded along River Street.

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You’re invited: Parent Junior Golf Tournament @ The Club at Savannah Harbor, July 16

July 6th, 2016

Junior Parent Golf Tournament Savannah July 2016

You & your child are invited to take part in a Junior-Parent Golf Tournament July 16 2016 @ The Club at Savannah Harbor. 

This event is open to the public. To sign up, contact 912.201.2240 or email paul.killgallon@westin.com

Stay connected & informed about the club’s family-friendly events by liking The Club at Savannah Harbor on Facebook here.

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Free golf during July

During July 2016, enjoy FREE 30-minute golf clinics at The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island next to Westin Savannah. Open to the public.

What a fun, fit way to spend time outdoors with the family.

You are also invited to take advantage of free golf on the club’s 9-hole, family-friendly golf course during July. Kids 18 & younger play for free. Parents play for $15 each. Free Callaway rental clubs available.

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.

Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins & Sound of Music in Savannah

July 6th, 2016

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Mark your calendars for these favorite musicals that will be shown on the big screen during Summer 2016 @ The Lucas Theatre of the Arts in Savannah.

The Wizard of Oz
Fri. July 15
8PM
This event is a fund raiser for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.

Mary Poppins
Fri. Aug. 12
8PM

The Sound of Music
Sat. Aug. 13
8PM

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Happy Hour

Happy Half Hour before each movie, where from 7-7:30 you can enjoy half price beer and popcorn specials.

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Admission

For ticket costs click here

LUCAS THEATRE
32 ABERCORN ST.
SAVANNAH, 31401
912.525.5040
TICKETS: 912.525.5050

Become a foster parent with Georgia MENTOR to help Savannah children in need

July 5th, 2016

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You have long wanted to help children in need in Savannah.

Here’s your chance.

Become a foster parent. Georgia MENTOR is an agency that partners with the Department of Family and Children Services to place both foster children in care.

Foster parents are called Mentors because they do so much more than simply house children – they change lives.

Georgia MENTOR is always looking for foster parents to open both their hearts and homes in the Savannah area. As a Mentor, you show through your actions that we all matter and we all deserve to live life to the fullest.

Savannah foster parent information sessions:

5-6PM July 6
5-6PM July 20

Call 912-234-6853 or ann.verdine@thementornetwork.com.  Learn more here.

Georgia MENTOR Foster Families Parents Savannah Who can be a Mentor?

You don’t need to be a superhero—just a regular person who’s ready to bring a child into your home and help give them a better life by sharing yours. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay-at-home mom looking to earn money at home or a working family with children of your own. There’s no magic formula—you just have to be you.

Georgia MENTOR will be with you with you every step of the way. And you’ll become part of a whole network of people who, just like you, want to change a child’s life and make a difference at home.

When you’re ready to take the first step toward becoming a Mentor, please submit the Become a Mentor inquiry form.

Georgia MENTOR, www.ga-mentor.com, 912-234-6853 or ann.verdine@thementornetwork.com. On Facebook here.  Georgia MENTOR is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Family Day @ Telfair Academy, Savannah

July 5th, 2016

FREE Family Days Telfair Museums Stay cool this summer at Telfair Museums in Savannah.

Remember:
– Kids 12 & younger are now free!
– Instead of single site passes, it’s $20 for all three sites, which includes daily architectural tours at the Jepson Center & Mansion to Museum tours at the Telfair Academy.
– New at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center – daily art activities in the drop-in studio from 1-4PM. The activities are not just for kids but for all ages including adults. Learn more here. 

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FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums

Free Family Days are held one Saturday a month from 1-4PM @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center (unless otherwise noted). Attend five Free Family Days & receive a 20% discount on any Telfair art class. Come to 10 Free Family Days & win a free 3D printed mini-me sculpture.

Upcoming FREE Family Days

Sat., July 9
Prints at the Telfair Academy
Telfair Museums has an incredible collection of prints, but they are not always on display. This Free Family Day gives you a chance to glimpse some of these amazing works in the historic Telfair Academy, featuring master artists such as Rembrandt and Whistler. You can also try your hand at different printmaking techniques to create masterpieces of your own!

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St.

TELFAIR ACADEMY
121 Barnard St.

OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE
124 Abercorn St.

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