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(Savannah schools) Visit Savannah Christian Preparatory School (PreK-12th grade)

October 7th, 2022

Tour Savannah Christian Preparatory School @ an open house this fall

School searching in Savannah? Visit Savannah Christian Preparatory School, an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school, during a Welcome Home Wednesday open house.

Learn more here.

Welcome Home Wednesdays

Open Houses Fall 2022: Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Nov. 30
Reservations are required.
Register for Welcome Home Wednesdays online here.
For more information on this event or admissions at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, please email Kathi Strickland, Director of Family Relations, at kstrickland@savcps.com or call the admissions office at 912.629.5544.

Register online here. 


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Advance tickets required for Halloween Hike @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

October 6th, 2022

Halloween Hike 2022 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Got tickets yet?

Purchase tickets here.

Take a walk with your Trick or Treaters​ down the forest trail @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah to meet and gather goodies from friendly animal characters in this years fully outdoor event. Mother Earth will be there to lead you to the path to the various character and candy stops along the hike.

25th Annual Halloween Hike Dates

Fri. Oct. 14 & Sat. Oct. 15 2022, 5-8PM

Early Bird: 5-6:30PM
After Dark: 6:30-8PM
Last hike leaves at 7:50PM

Advanced ticket reservations are Required and will be available for two sessions per evening to spread out visitation, reduce gatherings and allow proper parking. 

There will be no day of, or onsite sales. 

Tickets are non-refundable 

Children’s Tickets: ​$10 each​​ 

​Adult Tickets: $8 each​​

Purchase tickets here.


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(Parent & Me Activities) Little Learners @ Savannah Children’s Museum

October 6th, 2022

Little Learners program @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Come to Savannah Children’s Museum on Wed. Oct. 26 2022, 10AM-Noon for a new Little Learners program.

.Young children and their adults will experience themed activities including music, storytelling, arts & crafts, and a visit with Tippy the Tortoise. All visitors will experience the joy of nature through open exploration of an outdoor museum as well as open play with socialization.

The theme: EVERYDAY SUPERHEROES with a special visit from Savannah Fire Department and their fire truck!

Purchase SCM admission here.

This program is FREE for members. Find info on becoming a member here.


Savannah Children’s Museum is an outdoor site, so it may be closed due to inclement weather. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292 or check the Savannah Children’s Museum Facebook page.

Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA 31401


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Teachers gifts or keepsakes for your child: Savannah schools cards

October 4th, 2022

Savannah’s teeming with iconic, beautiful schools. We captured a few of our favorite landmark schools and are working on adding more. The goal: creating special, local gifts for school teachers, staff and administrators or for your child to have as a keepsake.

Celebrate your beloved school with a 10-pack of postcards portraying your Savannah school. These make sweet frameable keepsakes or fun, unique notecards.

See the SouthernMamas.com Savannah school cards collection and links to purchase here.

Questions? Email anne@southernmamas.com.

Free, weekly SouthernMamas.com E-letter

October 4th, 2022

SouthernMamas.com Weekly E-letter

This free weekly e-letter in your email every Wednesday keeps you savvy about all the kid-friendly happenings as well as school open houses, free events, pediatricians and more.

Read this week’s issue here.

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Free Family Day @ Jepson Center, Savannah

October 4th, 2022

Free Family Activities & More @ The Jepson Center, Savannah

Free Family Day – The Art of Still Life (Jepson Center Only)
Oct. 22 2022 , 10AM – 5PM
Jepson Center

Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center features family activities from 1-4PM based on the exhibitions Feels Like Freedom: Phillip J. Hampton and Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art. Families may explore and experiment with art materials, create still lifes, and make string art inspired by the work of Phillip J. Hampton.

The afternoon also will include a demonstration of still life painting and a “living still life” activity.

Learn more here.


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(Savannah Speech Therapists) The Speech Clinic of Coastal Empire

October 3rd, 2022
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Speech Therapy at the Office or Your Child’s Daycare/Preschool

Do you have concerns about your child’s speech/language development, but have a busy schedule?

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire can help! The therapists at The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire are happy to provide services at your child’s daycare or preschool. They also have a very flexible schedule at their offices on Wilmington Island and Midtown Savannah.

 The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire can work with your family’s schedule!

To make an appointment, please contact the office- 912 712 3999



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(Savannah schools) Learn about The Habersham School @ an open house this fall

October 3rd, 2022

The Habersham School, Savannah

School searching in Savannah? Come see all that The Habersham School – a private classical Christian PreK-12th grade school – has to offer by attending an open house to learn more about how your child could benefit from a Classical Christian education.

Two upcoming open houses @ The Habersham School:

Patriot Preview, PreK-8th grade, 9AM Fri. Oct. 21 2022. RSVP here.

Patriot Preview, PreK-8th grade, 9AM Thurs Nov. 2 2022. RSVP here.


Learn more about The Habersham School here.


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New Kids’ Nuvo Toot flute classes @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

October 3rd, 2022

New Fall 2022 Youth Flute Class session @ Savannah Cultural Center

Take a dive into the world of music with the Nuvo Toot! This colorful and easy to manage instrument provides an excellent opportunity to start learning how to play the flute.

In the 6-week class @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center, students ages 5 to 9 years will learn how to play the Nuvo Toot, read their first few notes, and perform several songs together in a fun group setting.

Mondays, 4:30-5:15PM starting Oct. 17 2022

PS – Have a teen who loves music too? The Savannah Cultural Arts Center is starting a new class, DIY Musician, where teens will explore creating musical projects, recording, and even marketing your art!

Learn more and register online here.


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Kindermusik Music & Motion Classes for Ages 0-7, Savannah

October 3rd, 2022

Kindermusik Music & Motion Classes for ages 0-7 & their caregivers, Savannah

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano has been offering Savannah music and motion classes for children ages 0-7 and their caregivers for over 20 years.  

Come try a free class and see why they are the Coastal Empire’s preferred choice for early childhood development through music!

First class is FREE! Text FREE CLASS to 912-432-5885.  

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com for more info! 

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends. 


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Free admission for Savannah locals at SCAD MOA Second Sundays

October 3rd, 2022

SCAD Museum of Art welcomes the Savannah community to enjoy free admission on the second Sunday of every month.

Residents of Savannah or any of its surrounding counties (Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, Beaufort, and Jasper) are invited to visit free of charge.

Learn more.

WHEN: Sun. Oct. 9 2022, Noon-5PM

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, GA


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(Savannah Halloween 2022) Dog Costume Contest @ Plant Riverside District

October 3rd, 2022

Savannah Dog Costume Contest

Plant Riverside District’s Electric Moon Skytop Lounge will host a special Halloween costume event for dogs and their owners on Sat. Oct. 22 2022, 5-7PM: Costumes on the Woof.

Dogs and their owners will be judged on the creativity and originality of their coordinating costumes by a panel of local judges. Contest winners will be awarded prizes.

A $10 participation fee will be collected at the door. All proceeds from the 2nd Annual Costumes on the Woof event will be donated to Renegade Paws Rescue, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest level of care for unwanted, abused or injured dogs and cats in the Coastal Empire and surrounding area.  

Electric Moon Skytop Lounge + Moon Deck @ Plant Riverside District, 400 W. River St., Savannah

Savannah’s famous Weiner Dog races – which were a longtime Savannah tradition when Oktoberfest was held at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza on River Street – are not happening this year. Questions? Email PRD-Entertainment@kesslercollection.com

(Hilton Head Is. Fall Festivals 2022) Pumpkin Patch @ Shelter Cove Park

October 2nd, 2022
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Halloween Costume Contest & Pumpkin Patch on Hilton Head Is.

Free event! Pumpkin Patch and fall festivities on Fri. Oct. 21 2022, 4-7PM.

Have the kids dress up and participate in the Halloween Costume Contest at 5:45PM.

Free bounce houses, pumpkins, and games! Train ride, concessions, rockwall sold separately.

Learn more here.

Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2022) Hull Park Fall Festival + Pet & People Costume Contests

October 2nd, 2022

You’re invited to the inaugural Hull Park Fall Festival happening Sat. Oct. 22 2022, 3-7PM, Savannah

Music, food, art, pets & people costume contests, kid zone and games for all.

Please RSVP for this event so organizers can plan. All are welcome to attend!

RSVP online here.

Free & open to the public

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022, 3-7 PM

Hull Park @ 55th & Atlantic streets, Savannah, GA 31405

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2022) Tybee Island Pirate Fest + Free Parade

September 29th, 2022

Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2022 Oct. 6-8

It will be a scaled down version for 2022 with plans to bring the fest back in full force in 2023.

The 2022 festival will include the 3PM pirate parade on Sat. Oct. 8 2022.

Learn more here.

Giveaway: Two family four-packs of tickets to Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, maze

September 28th, 2022

Giveaway: Two family four-packs of tickets to Poppell Farms

Giveaway: We’re giving away two family four packs of tickets (2 winners, four tickets each) to celebrate fall.

To enter to win, visit the giveaway post on SouthernMamas.com Facebook page & on SouthernMamas.com Instagram. Comment on either of those social media posts (or both), telling us your favorite thing to do in fall. (Check SouthernMamas.com Fall Fun Guide for ideas as needed)

We’ll pick two names at random & direct message the winners. UPDATE: We’ll pick the winners at 9PM Wed. Oct. 5.

Poppell Farm’s Special Event, Sensory Sensitive Morning has been postponed until Sun. Oct. 30.


About Poppell Farms

Poppell Farms – a daytrip from Savannah- includes a pumpkin patch, maze, hayrides, farm fun, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities.

Poppell’s annual Fall Festival celebration Oct. 2-30 2022.

Get lost in Poppell Farms’ tall sorghum maze, enjoy wagon hayrides and the Pumpkin Patch!  Stay after dark on Friday and Saturday nights to explore the maze with a flashlight (it’s NOT haunted). Beginning October 7, brave the Haunted Trail through the woods after dark.

Open every Friday night, Saturday (day and night) and Sunday from October 2-30, 2022.

Learn more here.


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Giveaway: four tickets to Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure @ Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theater

September 27th, 2022

Peppa Pig Live! in Savannah

We’re giving away four tickets to one winner for Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure in Savannah.

The show is 6PM Fri. Oct. 7 @ Johnny Mercer Theater, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah.

To enter to win, go to this SouthernMamas.com Facebook post about Peppa Pig Live! and tell us what you’re going to do with two day of kids being off from school unexpectedly due to Hurricane Ian followed by a stormy weekend.

We’ll pick a winner & message the winner via Facebook. UPDATE: Winner was chosen & notified. Thanks to everyone who entered to win.

Discount code

SouthernMamas.com readers can receive a discount on tickets to the Oct. 7 Peppa Pig show.

Discount Code: SOMAMA

You must enter the code on the main Ticketmaster ticket page to “unlock” the discount. Get tickets here.

SouthCoast Health pediatricians on helping your child with mental illness

September 27th, 2022
SouthCoast Health Savannah Richmond Hill pediatricians

Savannah pediatricians: Helping Your Child with Mental Illness

For the 17.1 million children in the United States estimated to have a mental illness, back-to-school season can be a time full of anxiety and worries.

“Mental illness still has a lot of stigma surrounding it, especially when it comes to children,” SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam (pictured) stated. “And yet, that number of children with a mental illness is more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It’s time we stop being hesitant to talk about mental illnesses that are potentially harming our children.”

If the school season is full of worries with how your child will balance their mental illness, you are not alone.

SouthCoast pediatricians are offer these mental health tips to help both you and your family manage this school season and beyond, help give your children a positive and fulfilling life.

Learn more here. 


SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East


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Homeschool Art Class for ages 6-12 @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

September 27th, 2022

Homeschool Art @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Homeschool Art is back with more art! Offered Tuesdays at 11AM for ages 6-12 years, this class is now a weekly course with 6 sessions beginning Oct. 18 2022.

Learn, create, and have fun in our art series prepared for home schooled students! Each session will offer a different creative and educational activity to foster artistic expression.

Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun for free.

Register today online here.


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Holiday Farms Great Pumpkin Patch Grand Opening will be Thurs. Oct. 6

September 27th, 2022

Holiday Farms Grand Opening Moved to Thurs. Oct. 6

Due to expected inclement weather, Holiday Farms Great Pumpkin Patch in Ridgeland will be closed this weekend Oct 1 & 2 2022.

Opening day is now Thurs. Oct. 6 2022. Military Appreciation Day will now be Sat. Oct. 8 2022. Half price to military and immediate family with proper ID.


Starting Oct. 6 2022, Holiday Farms will be open Thursdays-Saturdays from 9AM-6PM and Sundays from Noon-6PM.

Activities for kids including Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Barnyard Zoo, Duck Races, Haytona Speedway, Corn Grinding, Steer Roping, Cow (Faux) Milking, Corn Maze & MORE!

Learn more here.

Holiday Farms: 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936


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New fall art classes begin Oct. 17 @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

September 27th, 2022

Fall 2022 Art Classes @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Youth art, movement, and music classes are back at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center! A new round of 6-week session classes will begin Mon. Oct. 17 2022. Class favorites are back along with some new ways to get creative.


Youth Classes
Clay – Mondays

Intro to the Flute – Mondays

Parent/Child Movement – Tuesdays

Pre-ballet – Tuesdays
Homeschool Art – Tuesdays­

Ballet/Jazz Combo Class – Wednesdays

Creative Movement – Wednesdays
Youth Art -Saturdays


Teen Classes

Clay* – Mondays

Jewelry and Metals* – Tuesdays

DIY Musician – Wednesdays
*8 Week Class Sessions


Learn more about classes and register online here.


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Open auditions for Rudolph & SpongeBob @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

September 27th, 2022

What do SpongeBob & Rudolph have in common? Auditions for these Savannah Children’s Theatre musicals during the first week in October 2022.

SpongeBob auditions are Monday and Tuesday October 3 and 4 @ 7PM (you only attend one day), followed by Rudolph auditions @ 7PM Wed. Oct. 5 2022.

SpongeBob is for ages 7-107; Rudolph is ages 7-18.

Break a leg, performers.


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(Pooler Schools) Savannah Adventist Christian School, PreK-

September 26th, 2022

Savannah Adventist Christian School

Meet Savannah Adventist Christian School’s reading intervention teacher, Mrs. Robin Martin.

Would you like to give your child the greatest possible advantage as they journey through school and life? Of course you do, and we’re here to help! Check out Mrs. Martin’s homework tip, and put it to practice in your home!

To partner with teachers who will get to know your child as a unique and special individual and help him/her grow in God’s plan, check out Savannah Adventist Christian School.

Savannah Adventist Christian School has space in Preschool and Pre-K, and a waiting list in Kindergarten.

To schedule a tour of the campus, please contact the school: 912-748-5977 or info@sacssda.org.

The school is at 50 Godley Way, Pooler, GA 31322.

Savannah Adventist Christian School — which offers preschool starting at age 3 through 9th grade — is a small, private school with a family feel and Christian curriculum.


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Tour preK-12th grade schools @ these Savannah schools open houses

September 23rd, 2022

Admissions season has begun! Come visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah school Fall 2022 open houses and/or tours for prospective families include:

Open Houses @ The Habersham School, a preK-12th grade private school. Patriot Preview, PreK-8th grade, 9AM Fri. Oct. 21 & Patriot Preview, PreK-8th grade, 9AM Thurs Nov. 2. Details here.

Open Houses @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School, a preK-12th private school. Wednesdays Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Nov. 30 2022. Registration required. Details here

Open Houses @ St. Andrew’s School, a preK-12th private school. Wednesdays Nov. 2, Nov. 30. Registration required. Details here.

Group Campus Tour @ Calvary Day School in Savannah, a preK-12th private school. Tues. Nov. 8 2022. Registration is required. Starts promptly at 9AM in the Wilder Chapel. Details here.


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