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Savannah Preschools: First Christian Preschool of Savannah

November 20th, 2014

Savannah preschools, pre-K

Looking for a Savannah preschool for next fall that has a proven history as a well-established, quality preschool? Check out First Christian Preschool, which was formed in 1952 by Carolyn S. Jordan and has been in continuous operation since that date.

First Christian Preschool of Savannah
711 E. Victory Drive, Savannah

The preschool – located on Victory Drive in the Savannah’s Ardsley Park –  serves 15 mths to 4-year-old children and is in session from 9AM to noon Monday through Friday. First Christian Church members receive a 25% discount on tuition.

Savannah preschools: First Christian Church Preschool Ardsley Park First Christian Preschool provides an environment that is warm and welcoming so that your child will feel safe and comfortable. Classrooms are bright and inviting so your child will be excited about learning and will be prepared for kindergarten. Most of all, your child will have a lot of fun and be involved in meaningful play. Play is a child’s “work” and it is through play that a child learns to be social, to solve problems, to be independent and to be creative.

The preschool employs the Unit Approach Curriculum. It is designed to meet appropriate skill levels for each age group.

The school offers a Spanish program as part of the curriculum for the 3 and 4-year-olds . Music is incorporated into daily activities in the classrooms and all classes come together Friday mornings for music.

Children participate in two school-wide programs, one at Christmas and an end-of-the-year program. A Thanksgiving feast, carpool and lunch bunch, and early birds are other activities that are a part of the preschool program.

Some of the activities all of students participate in are:
Fall Festival
School Wide Pajama Party
Dessert with Daddy
Mother’s Day Tea
Graduation Program
Friday Morning Music

The preschool includes Christian principles in its program, teaching the children the Christian values of loving, sharing, being kind to one another

Visitors are welcome. First Christian Preschool staff  look forward to meeting you and your children.

For more information, please call Mrs. Sarah Marquez at 912-234-3149 or email

First Christian Preschool, 711 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, 31405, 912 234-3149, First Christian Preschool is a advertiser.

2014 Festival of Lights & Winter Carnival, Hutchinson Island, Savannah

November 20th, 2014

Savannah Festival of Lights Winter Carnival 2014 WestinThe Savannah Festival of Lights 2014 offers an all new, exciting holiday experience for kids of all ages with the addition of the Winter Carnival located in Bryan Square, adjacent to The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa and the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

One of the most important factors this year in creating the Winter Carnival, was the ability to move all of the family indoor and outdoor activities over to Bryan Square, with access to free parking at the Trade & Convention Center, The Westin and the beautiful Riverfront Esplanade views for the carnival rides. The Festival of Lights light show is located just across the street at the Grand Prize of America Road Course.

New at this year’s festival:

  • Festival of Lights features a holiday light show with a self drive-through 80 light display, a $20 per car ticket and/or an interactive, guided Trolley Tour, with free parking at the Trade Center
  • Ferris Wheel in Bryan Square, with majestic views of the river and downtown
  • Carousel & Swing rides
  • Santa’s Bourbon & Chocolate Lounge with a special holiday menu for adults and children
  • Inflatable Village with the Arctic Plunge, various obstacle courses, train rides and the “Sugar Shack” with hot chocolate and great sweet treats from Santa’s elves
  • Breakfast with Santa Sun. Dec. 21
  • Photos with Santa Claus and in the new Winter Wonderland Snow Globe
  • Holiday Concert series and local performances.
  • S’mores Kits with stations for roasting marshmallows and interactive holiday activities for the kids
  • “Frozen” Princess Parade – where girls of all ages are encouraged to dress-up as their favorite princess and parade through the Gingerbread Village Mon. Dec. 22
  • Snow Machines on the festival grounds
  • Expanded Gingerbread Village with 80 entries

Boat Parade of Lights, Nov. 29

The Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights on Saturday, November 29 will feature over 30 boats, holiday concert, Bag Pipes, Oglethorpe Christmas Proclamation, snow machines, kids activities, carnival rides, fireworks and the arrival of Santa Claus. Details & schedule of events here. 

The 2014 Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights dates and hours:

Fri. Nov. 28 – Sun. November 30:  6-10 PM
Thurs-Sun.: December 4-7; December 11-14:  6-10 PM
Open All Holiday Nights: Thurs. Dec. 18-Sun. Dec. 28: 6-10 PM

$20 up to 8 passengers
$40 9-16 passengers

Admission to the Carnival is included with the drive-through light show, but pricing for the Winter Carnival rides varies. All rides and concessions are 1-7 tickets. Ferris wheel: $5 for adults; $3 for children. Concessions available for purchase.

Nightly events include:

Festival of Lights car tours and Trolley Tours, Gingerbread Village Tours, Winter Carnival rides and Inflatables Village and Fun Zone, Sugar Shack, holiday movies, live musical performances, see Santa Claus and more!

Special event schedule:

Friday, November 28 – Grand Opening, Sawers Family Volunteer Night
Saturday, November 29 – Savannah Harbor Foundation Boat Parade of Lights presented by WTOC-TV and Official Christmas Tree Lighting, with Fireworks Display
Thursday, December 4 – Savannah Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours and Oyster Roast, celebrating the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa’s 15th Anniversary (private event). Festival of Lights & Winter Carnival open to the public.
Thursday, December 5 – South East Bullock High School Choir Concert
Thursday, December 11 – WTOC Night, “Elf on the Run” race.
Sunday, December 14 – Humane Society Volunteer Night
Wednesday, December 17 – Fabulous Equinox Holiday Concert benefiting the Empty Stocking Fund
Thursday, December 18 – Garrison Wind Ensemble
Friday, December 19 – Starlight Jazz Band
Saturday, December 20 – Reindeer Run
Sunday, December 21 – Brunch with Santa
Monday, December 22 – “Frozen” Princess Parade presented by Christmas on 98.7 The River
Tuesday, December 23 – BI-LO Night, Free Gingerbread Cookie Decorating
December 27- Jingle Jog
**Schedule subject to change

For additional information, visit

Follow the Festival of Lights & Winter Carnival on Facebook here.


Holiday Tours of Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Nov. 20-Dec. 30; Candlight Tours Davenport House Museum Dec. 26-30, Savannah

November 20th, 2014

download (7)Christmas 1886 with the Gordons
Nov. 20– Dec. 30 2014
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Step back in time at the Juliette Low Birthplace, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Explore customs during the Victorian era and how the Gordons celebrated in 1886. The table is set for Christmas dinner, the stockings are ready in Mama’s bedroom, and the vintage “Game of Merry Christmas” is out. Admission charged. Admission costs here. 
(10 E. Oglethorpe, Savannah 31401)
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM -4PM
Sunday 11AM-4PM
Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24 – 26, 28, 31 including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.
Open Nov. 28 1-4 PM

Details here. 


Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight
Davenport House Museum
December 26-30 2014
6 -8:30PM
Enjoy a glimpse of how the elite celebrated the holidays in the 19th Century in the Old South. This is a real taste of colonial life you won’t find anywhere else. (324 East State St. Savannah 31401)
Details including admission cost here.


Parent & Child Holiday Clay Workshop & Fused Glass Ornament Workshop, Savannah, Dec. 6

November 19th, 2014

Holiday Art Workshops Savannah

Parent and Child Holiday Clay Workshop & Fused Glass Ornament Workshop will be offered Dec. 6 2014 @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios at 9 W. Henry St.

Register now online here or by calling (912) 651-6783.


Fused Glass Ornament Workshop fee is $15 per person. Holiday Clay Workshop is $15 per parent & child duo. Fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted.

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a advertiser 

Savannah Holidays 2014: FREE holiday tree lighting, festivities @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Dec. 2

November 19th, 2014

Free Savannah Holiday Events: Jepson Jingle tree lighting, festivities

Free Holiday Festivities at the Jepson Jingle, Dec. 2.

Telfair Museums and Libbie Summers invite Savannah to a free holiday tree lighting on Tues. Dec. 2 from 5-7PM in the Eckburg Atrium of Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 West York St.

Summers is partnering with Telfair Museums to create a holiday tree because she was so deeply moved and inspired by the Whitfield Lovell installation, Deep River, currently on display at the Jepson Center.

Summers will cut circular discs or tondos, similar to the tondos in Lovell’s installation, from a tree felled at Bethesda Academy.

Local artists and art teachers will decorate the tondos to create one-of-a-kind ornaments for the grand holiday tree in the atrium of the Jepson Center.

Additionally, aspiring artists from the Savannah public school’s 4th grades have created self-portrait tondo ornaments through Telfair Museums’ 4th grade School Tour Program which will adorn two smaller trees. Telfair serves 2,500 4th graders each year through this program that Telfair has run since the 1930s.

Free admission and light refreshments, graciously provided by the Jepson Café. All galleries will be open to visitors.

The artist-made tondo ornaments will be available for purchase for $25 with all proceeds benefiting the Telfair Museums’ extensive children’s education and outreach programming.

For more information please click here or contact Molly Carrott Taylor, Director of Development, at 912.790.8865.

FREE year membership for military

Remember: Military – active, reserve, and retired – and their families are invited to Telfair Museums free of charge through November 10, 2015, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fifth Third Bank (Georgia). Learn more about that here.

Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. on Telfair Square, 912.790.8800,, Telfair Museums is a advertiser


Telfair Museums in Savannah offers two educational programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers

November 19th, 2014

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

December 18 – Color/Contrast
Discover different ways colors are combined in abstract and representational works in Savannah Collects.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

December 18 – Silver and Gold
These shiny metals aren’t just for jewelry. Take a walk with us to explore the various metals and materials used in sculptures around the museum. Then you‘ll create your own modified brass rubbings in silver and gold.

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above new programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , Telfair Museums is a advertiser.


You’re invited: Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Fall 2014 Concert, Nov. 23

November 19th, 2014

Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Savannah Did you know there is an amazing youth orchestra program right here in Savannah?

If you’re not already involved, come and listen to this Sunday’s Fall concert at Armstrong in Savannah and hear students doing a great job.

Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra
Neil Casey, Conductor

The Atlantic Chamber Orchestra
Lyric Youth Orchestra AND Debut Strings & Lyric Strings Ensembles

Fall Concert
Sunday, November 23, 2014
ASU Fine Arts Auditorium
3:00 PM
Adults $10.00
All students FREE
Tickets: available at the door

Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra organizers are also a great resource to find Savannah-area music instructors.

Learn more here.

Thanksgiving decorations, costumes + Black Friday Sale at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah

November 19th, 2014

Thanksgiving supplies Savannah Barnett Educational Supplies Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah has all your Thanksgiving decorations & supplies.

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales & products.

Barnett is open until 5PM Wednesday Nov. 26. Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Then open again for their Black Friday sale on Friday, 9AM-7 PM

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 , Barnett Educational Supplies is a advertiser.

Scribble Art Studio Weekend Art Workshops (Kids make & wrap a present), Savannah & Pooler

November 18th, 2014

Holiday children events Savannah Scribble Art Studio



Holiday art workshops for kids Savannah


Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler offer oodles of ways to keep your kids creating this holiday season including kids workshops where they make & wrap a present.

To learn more about Scribble’s holiday workshops, ongoing art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser

Savannah Holidays 2014: Sailing with Santa (photos with Santa & one-hour Savannah Riverboat Cruise)

November 18th, 2014

Sailing with Santa Savannah Riverboat Cruises

2014 Sailing With Santa Cruise with Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Take your Christmas photo on board with Santa! Kids sail FREE with the donation of an unwrapped toy. (*prices do no include 3% port fee and 7% sales tax) This year’s toy donations will benefit:  The Salvation Army.

Use Promo Code SSM to receive 10% off an adult ticket when you bring your child/children with a new, unwrapped toy. 

DATES: Friday, November 28th; Saturday, November 29th; Saturday, December 6th & Saturday, December 13th

Boards at 1:30PM; Sails from 2-3PM

Prices: Adult: $21.95- Children 4-12: $12.95

Learn more here. 

To reserve your family’s spot, click here.  Use Promo Code SSM to receive 10% off an adult ticket when you bring your child/children with a new, unwrapped toy. 

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