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Teen Nights @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

December 3rd, 2021

SCAD MOA Teen Nights Savannah

Teen Nights @ SCAD Museum of Art

Teens take over SCAD MOA at these artist workshops. Supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Boxed dinner provided.

$10 ADMISSION

Sign up!
Email: kpoitras@scad.edu
Kristin Poitras
Coordinator of museum visitation

See teen night dates and listings on the museum event calendar.

Upcoming teen nights include:

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Fri. Dec. 10, 4-6PM
Conjure kami spirits at LARP workshop
Tour Japanese artist Izumi Kato’s exhibition Stand By You. Then inhabit Kato’s spectral creatures at this live-action role playing workshop.

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Fri. Dec. 17, 4-6PM
Make cookie-cutter cool
Customize cookies styled like works on view, with Brittany Richmond, SCAD MOA assistant curator

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WHERE
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Ga.

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Savannah Six Art Show @ Scribble Art Studio

December 3rd, 2021

Savannah art show Scribble 2021

Savannah Six Art Show @ Scribble Art Studio

Art Opening! Six Artists!
Come and enjoy great art, wine, cheese and……

Rhoot Man Pop Up
Serving a signature craft cocktail!

Come join the fun @ Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St., Savannah
Sat. Dec. 11 2021, 5-9PM

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FOO Brews & Bites @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

December 3rd, 2021

FOO Brews Bites Oatland Island

FOO Brews & Bites @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

6-9PM Fri. 12/10.

This Holiday Celebration & Silent Auction Fundraiser is an adult-only evening that’s a perfect way to celebrate & support Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah.

Tickets deadline is today Dec. 3. Get tickets here.

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Registration open for Lowcountry Friday Night Football, Savannah

December 2nd, 2021

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Lowcountry Friday Night Football has come to Savannah!

ALL ARE WELCOME

Registration is now open for boys and girls grades K-8th online here

*PLAY WITH FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, CLASSMATES
*6V6* – 8/9 PLAYERS/ROSTER
*5 DIVISIONS (K, 1ST/2ND, 3RD/4TH, 5TH/6TH, 7TH/8TH)
* NO CONTACT = FEWER INJURIES
*SKILL POSITIONS – QB, WR, RB, DB
*ONLY 1 PRACTICE PER WEEK
*EVERYONE PLAYS IN 3 OUT OF 4 QUARTERS
*GAMES ON FRIDAYS
*PROFESSIONAL – PAID GAME OFFICIALS
*TROPHIES
*FOOD TRUCKS/VENDORS/MUSIC
*GAMES @ ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL ON WILMINGTON IS., SAVANNAH

*REGISTRATION: $150

St. Andrew’s Varsity Football Coach Blake Henry is bringing the largest Flag Football operator in the nation to Savannah. Lowcountry Friday Night Lights is for boys and girls of all different skill levels who are in grades K-8. Online registration for the SPRING season is now open, $150 per player.

Practices begin in late January 2022 with opening night scheduled for Feb. 25 2022. One hour practices followed by one hour games are played on Friday nights on beautiful St. Andrew’s campus. Register at www.lowcountryfnl.com!

Lowcountry FNL
(912) 333-9160
lowcountryfnl@gmail.com
Follow on Instagram @lowcountryfnl

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Family-friendly Savannah Music Festival concerts in Savannah

December 2nd, 2021

Musical Explorers Concert 2021 Forsyth Park Family Concert Holidays

 

Everyone is welcome @ these upcoming family-friendly concerts in Savannah.

Musical Explorers Family Concert
FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
Sun. Dec. 5 2021, 2–4 PM, Forsyth Park Bandshell

Featuring Laiken Love, Anders Thomsen and Gino Castillo and the Cuban Cowboys

Join Musical Explorers young and old for a family-friendly concert and experience Savannah Music Festival’s popular Musical Explorers program live at Forsyth Park.

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SMF Jazz Academy Fall Concert
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Fri. Dec. 10 2021, 7PM
Savannah Cultural Arts Center

SMF Jazz Academy is proud to present its first in-person concert! Featuring five jazz combos and two melodica ensembles, students in Savannah’s only free after-school jazz program will present a program featuring a diverse selection of music from the jazz tradition.

FREE CONCERT, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
@ Savannah Civic Center
SAT. DEC. 11, 2021, 3-4:30 PM

Every December, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents this Grammy Award–winning holiday extravaganza. With soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, Big Band Holidays is an uplifting tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. In addition to some swinging JLCO instrumentals, virtuosic vocalist Alita Moses joins the band for imaginative new versions of classics like “White Christmas” and “Merry Christmas, Baby.”
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year alongside your fellow music lovers at matinee and evening performances.
Everyone is invited! A 50% ticket discount is available for children under 12 years of age for the 3 PM performance.
Find tickets online here.

Half off tickets for children 12 and younger!
Call the Savannah Box Office at 912.525.5050 to purchase discounted tickets (Monday–Friday, 10 AM–3 PM). Restrictions apply.

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New winter hours @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson in Savannah

December 2nd, 2021

Georgia State Railroad Museum Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Seasonal Changes to Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson’s Operating Hours

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson will have a seasonal change in operating hours beginning Mon. Dec. 6 2021 for the Winter season.

The new hours will be Wednesday through Saturday, 9AM-4PM with the museums being closed on Mondays and Tuesdays through February.

Both sites will have a special opening after Christmas from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31; Martin Luther King, Jr Day (Jan. 17), and President’s Day (Feb. 21).

Georgia State Railroad Museum will have blacksmithing demonstrations Wednesdays and Thursdays and will welcome visitors to take a Site Tour by Train on Fridays and Saturdays through December.

Old Fort Jackson will continue to have cannon firings at 11AM and 2PM on all operating days.

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson feature large, open-air spaces and employ enhanced sanitizing and distancing protocols.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available online here.

Site Tours by Train are limited and boarding passes are issued on a first come, first served basis.

As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members receive FREE admission. Please visit www.chsgeorgia.org for operating hours.

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Saturday Storytime for ages 3+ @ SCAD Museum of Art

December 1st, 2021

SCAD Museum of Art storytime Saturday Savannah

Discover a dreamworld with your child at SCAD MOA’s Saturday Morning Story Time

Treat the little artist in your life to SCAD MOA Story Time on the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities as you learn about work by a different artist each month.

Story Time is programmed for children ages 3 and up.

For more information, email Kristin Poitras, coordinator of museum visitation, at kpoitras@scad.edu.

Upcoming SCAD MOA Saturday storytimes:

Sat. Dec. 4, 11AM
Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities as you learn about work by artist Mehryl Levisse.

Sat. Jan. 8, 11AM
Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities as you learn about work by artist Elizabeth Catlett.

WHERE
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Ga

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Teen drawing workshops @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

December 1st, 2021

SCAD teen drawing classes weekly

Nurture your talent at SCAD MOA drawing workshop for teens in Savannah

Let your creativity flow at this weekly drawing workshop for teens 4-5PM on Wednesdays during December 2021 at SCAD MOA. Museum educators, SCAD students and faculty, and special guests offer tips and tutorials to perfect your drawing skills.

This workshop is free for teen museum members and teen SCAD students with a valid SCAD Card. Open to the teen public with the cost of museum admission.

To register, contact Kristin Poitras, coordinator of museum visitation, at kpoitras@scad.edu or 912.525.7145.

Upcoming teen drawing workshop dates:

WHEN
Wednesdays Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, Dec. 29 2021. Sign up for just one or more.
4-5 p.m.

WHERE
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, GA

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(Winter sports) Savannah Soccer Shots For Ages 2-8

November 30th, 2021

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Enrollment for the Soccer Shots Winter Season is now open for children ages 2-8!

Savannah Soccer Shots is kicking off the season and invites your child to Soccer Island!

Coaches will continue to take a variety of precautions to keep both children and staff safe.

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more about the program! Or go straight to our enrollment page and sign up for a location near you that meets at a time that fits your schedule at savannah.soccershots.com. Soccer Shots has locations all throughout Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton!

Want to try the program and meet the awesome coaches before you enroll? There will be a free soccer day at Forsyth Park on Jan.8 2022 for all children ages 2-8! You must preregister for this free event! Visit savannah.soccershots.com and search by the keyword “free” to be directed to the registration page.”

Enrollment online here.

Questions? Contact Rachel Wright, 762.333.1177, rwright@soccershots.com

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Register for Savannah youth basketball for boys & girls in grades 1-4

November 30th, 2021

Youth Basketball 2022, Savannah

Registration is open for Coastal Savannah 3 v 3 Basketball.

The program is open to all children in grades 1-4. (Players do not need to attend Calvary Day School)

Follow this link for more details.

Registration includes a game jersey and 8 guaranteed games. Maximum rosters of 5 so that all kids will play

The deadline is Dec. 8. Questions? Contact Ken Shaw at kshaw@calvarydayschool.com.

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(Savannah Holidays 2021) Puppetry Workshop for Kids @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

November 30th, 2021

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New Savannah Cultural Arts Youth Puppetry workshop coming after Thanksgiving

Combine the worlds of visual and performing arts in a puppetry workshop.

On Sat. Dec 4, the Savannah Cultural Arts Center is hosting a Youth Puppetry Workshop for ages 10-15. In the first half you will create your own marionette puppet using polymer clay, felt, and fabric, and the second half cover character creation, voice work, and basics of how to use a puppet like a real puppeteer.

No arts experience necessary, space limited, sign up today! Watch a behind the scenes video here.

Dec 4 from 12:30 to 2:00pm. Pre-registration requested. $20 ($15 for City of Savannah residents). Register online here.

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High Cotton Kids Holiday Consignment Sale, Savannah

November 30th, 2021

Holiday Consignment Sale High Cotton Kids

Find boutique bargains at the new High Cotton Kids Holiday Sale, Dec. 10-12, Savannah

High Cotton Kids is an upscale, seasonal consignment sale.

This year, they’re having a holiday sale @ their same location, 2164 E. Victory Drive, at Victory and Skidaway next to Starbucks.

Find deals on kids’ gear and clothes. Or sell your children’s gently used items.

Sale hours
10AM-7PM Fri. Dec. 10
10AM-5PM Sat. Dec. 11
Noon-5PM Sun. Dec. 12

Learn more here. 

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SouthCoast Health: How to Manage or Prevent Diabetes in the ‘Diabetes Belt’

November 30th, 2021
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SouthCoast Health’s Dr. Rebecca Sellers (Family Medicine)

How manage & prevent diabetes 

Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Glynn & Liberty counties are all part of what medical experts call the Diabetes Belt, a specific region in the southern U.S. that has comparatively higher rates of diabetes than other areas.

Living in the Diabetes Belt doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be diagnosed with the condition. While there are certain risk factors beyond your control, there are still many that you can change. And, even if you’ve already been diagnosed, effectively managing your diabetes can help you reduce your risk of complications, according to SouthCoast Health.

Small lifestyle changes can have big results when it comes to reducing your diabetes risk.

“You don’t have to join an official program or wait to make changes,” says Dr. Rebecca Sellers, primary care physician at SouthCoast Health.

Sellers lists few things here that you can do now to control your diabetes risk.

Learn more here.

Find out more about SouthCoast Health’s diabetic self-management training online or call 912.691.3600 to schedule an appointment.

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(Pediatric Dentists in Savannah) Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill

November 29th, 2021

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Kid’s Dentistree’s Tips for Keeping a Healthy Smile During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! The holidays come chock-full of festive social gatherings, sweet treats and gift-giving. With all the commotion that often surrounds the season, it’s easy to see how taking care of your teeth could fall to the bottom of the priority list. Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill is offering a few tips on how you can keep your smile healthy during the holidays.

Stick to Routine

Even though there is a lot going on over the holidays, MouthHealthy.org, an ADA website, suggests maintaining a regular routine of brushing two times a day. If you are due for a cleaning or dental work, be sure to schedule and keep your appointment.

Be Selective

With so many tempting treats, it’s probably unrealistic to suggest avoiding sweets altogether. However, MouthHealthy.org tells us that eating sugary foods with or shortly after meals increases saliva production, which helps to cancel out acids and rinse away food particles. Also be sure to drink a lot of water, especially when eating dried fruits like cranberries, which tend to stick to your teeth. Finally, try to limit starchy foods, which can break down into sugars.

Protect Your Teeth

Try to avoid using your teeth as a substitute for proper tools. For example, use a nutcracker to crack the hard shells of nuts before eating, a bottle opener to remove bottle caps and scissors to remove stubborn ribbons. If you do damage a tooth, be sure to make an appointment as soon as possible to keep the problem from getting worse.

Happy Holidays!

For whatever you are celebrating this season, the Kid’s Dentistree team wishes you and your family a safe, joyful and healthy holiday.

Visit Kid’s Dentistree’s web site or call (912) 756-5437 to schedule your child’s visit today.

The Kid’s Dentistree office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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Classic Family Christmas Movies @ Lucas & Trustees theatres, Savannah

November 29th, 2021

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Holiday Family Movies @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts & Trustees Theatre, Savannah 

Holiday classic movies @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah during December are a fun family tradition. See the schedule & purchase tickets online here. 

Also, a Saturday showing of FREE Christmas cartoons and FREE Polar Express Party will be @ Trustees Theater on Broughton Street in downtown Savannah on Sat. Dec. 18

HOME ALONE @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts
SAT. DEC. 4,  3PM
$5 ticket gets you a “Little Neros” PIZZA gummy giveaway and other fun surprises.
Tickets: $5. Purchase tickets online here.

WHITE CHRISTMAS @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts
SAT. DEC. 4, 7PM
Tickets: $5. Purchase tickets online here.

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts
THURS. DEC. 9, 7PM
Tickets: $5. Purchase tickets online here.

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CARTOONS @ Trustees Theater (FREE)
SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENING
SAT. DEC. 18, 11AM
Sing “Fah who Foraze, Dah who doraze” and welcome Christmas by bringing your cheer to an hour of treasured family holiday cartoons — “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” — on the big screen. Complete with festive giveaways for young moviegoers.
At this sensory friendly screening, audience members can enjoy a positive, stress-free matinee at the movies in a safe and accepting environment — lights turned up slightly, sound turned down slightly, attendees can make noise and move about the theater, and no sssshhhing.
Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.
AT THE TRUSTEES THEATER

THE POLAR EXPRESS PJ PARTY @ Trustees Theater  (FREE)
SAT. DEC. 18, 3PM
You’ll be able to watch it with a special sleigh bell to ring while wearing your most comfy Christmas jammies.
Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.
AT THE TRUSTEES THEATER

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE @ Trustees Theater  (FREE)
SAT. DEC. 18, 7PM
Ring your bell when an angel get his wings and enjoy this quintessential holiday classic with your family, friends, and neighbors.
Admission is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.

Details on all of the above here. 

(Savannah Holidays 2021) Sleigh Ride-themed Kindermusik Musical Playdates for ages 0-7

November 29th, 2021

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Bundle up for a ride on the one-horse open sleigh! The bells are ringing, the snow is falling, and we’re making jingly music together. Join Kindermusik Savannah with your 0-7 year old for their cozy & wintry December playdate: Sleigh Ride!

Parents and children together will engage with instruments, singing, moving, dancing, story time, and more delightful activities in this exciting one-time Kindermusik class. Limited spaces! Claim your child’s spot before it fills.

Sat. Dec. 18 2021 at 10AM. Enroll online at kindermusikwith88keys.com. Spaces limited.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

Location: Kindermusik with 88 Keys, 183 Deerfield Rd W, Bloomingdale GA 31302

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