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Auditions for Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program are Aug. 24, Savannah

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

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Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program AUDITIONS FALL 2013 – 2014 SEASON

Auditions For Beginning through Advanced Instrumental Music Students
• Debut Strings Ensemble
• Lyric Strings Ensemble
• Lyric Youth Orchestra
• Atlantic Chamber Orchestra
• Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra

Auditions will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013
Armstrong Fine Arts Hall
11935 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31419

Weekly rehearsals Tuesday evenings for AAYO, Saturday mornings for other ensembles
Students auditioning for DEBUT STRINGS will need to prepare one scale and a short solo piece. For LYRIC STRINGS, students will need to play scales listed on the website and a short solo. Students auditioning for LYO-ACO-AAYO will need to play selected scales, a prepared solo, a required etude—all of which are available on the AAYO website here.

Musicians will be emailed an audition time, and all info/music required will be available on the AAYO website.
To schedule an audition, please email
All audition info is available on our website at

MEMBERSHIP DUES: $125 per semester
Please inquire about family discounts and scholarship information.

You’re invited: Leopold’s Ice Cream FREE 94th Birthday Block Party with 94-cent single scoops, Savannah

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Leopold's ice cream 94th birthday bash in SavannahJoin one of Savannah’s most celebrated institutions, Leopold’s Ice Cream, as they celebrate their 94th birthday with a block party this summer.

The annual birthday block party is a favorite Savannah event and features live music, family games and activities, dance demonstrations and more. Attendees will enjoy free souvenir photos and 94-cent single scoops of the parlor’s famous flavors in a cup, cake or sugar cone. Last year, the party was so big, the entire block of Broughton Street in front of the ice cream shop had to be closed down.

This summer celebration takes place on Saturday, August 17 and free and open to kids of all ages. More info here.

Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton, Savannah, 31401 912.234.4442

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market Opening Day is Sept. 6 2014, Savannah

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Savannah Farmers Markets: Wilmington Island Farmers MarketsYou’re invited to the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market Opening Day: Sat., Sept. 6 2014, 9 am-1pm

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market will be at:
Islands Community Church
111 Waltour Road
Wilmington Island, Georgia

Free and open to the public. The market will feature food & non-food vendors; monthly guest chef; weekly special guest; story time; musical acts and non-profit events.

*No market 11.29.14

Open to the public Saturdays 9am-1pm

For more Farmer’s Markets in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Bluffton & Hilton Head Is., click here.

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers part-time preschool for 4-year-olds

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Savannah part-time pre-K for 4-year-olds Maggies Morning School


Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here. Tell them sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405,,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a advertiser

Registration now open for 2013-14 classes @ Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is.; SouthernMamas discount

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is now registering kids for 2013-2014 classes that begin Aug. 12. Different classes offered for various ages from walkers to 8 year olds.

Visit schedule and rates page for updated information. LOTS of new classes offered starting in August including:

Wiggle Worms

30 mins/week walkers – 2 yrs accompanied by adult


45 mins/wk 2 to 3 yrs accompanied by adult

Bumble Bees

60 mins/week 3 to 4 yrs

FireFlies 60 mins/week 4 to 6 yrs


60 mins/week 6 to 8 yrs

JULY Special! Register with a friend during the month of July and each receive a $15 credit toward 2nd months class fees. Both registrations must be received same day to apply. Details here.

Call 912-268-6003 or email

Birthday Parties
Leave the ENTERTAINMENT and MESS to Coach Val’s Tumblegym, which offers Birthday Parties customized to fit your child’s interests and theme. Good for ages 2 to 8 years old. Details here.

Classes are in a safe, air conditioned, bug-free environment! Tumblegym’s experienced staff will keep your little one moving while having a great time.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym provides fun, imaginative exercise programs for children walking through 10 yr olds. Their curriculum integrates physical skill acquisition with social and cognitive learning concepts. Basic gymnastics and tumbling, ball handling skills, strength, balance, and all around coordination activities part of every class.

Please “like” Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Facebook here to keep up with latest news and specials.

Gift Certificates available: What great way for grandparents and family members to give child gift that invests in child’s future and development.

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on site to receive $10 off your initial class fee..

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003,, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a advertiser.

Save 33% off group language classes for Spanish or Arabic with Lingüa, Richmond Hill & Pooler

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Lingua Spanish classes for kids in SavannahLingüa’s unique, innovative language learning model has been recognized by the Georgia Department of Economic Development Small Business Rock Star Awards and Red Tricycle.

In one semester, you or your children (or both!) will learn 15 real world, practical questions and answers and at least 15 directions in Spanish or Arabic.

Walk out of class and use them immediately, in almost any situation. Siblings attend together to make it easier on mom and dad!

Take advantage of this special offer only until August 11 and find out why Lingüa is the best thing happening for families who want más for their children!

Save 33% off the semester of group language classes for Spanish or Arabic. Classes take place in Richmond Hill and Pooler. Additional children may be able to receive additional discounts!

Contact Lingüa for more info , email

Lingüa,, email, Lingüa is a advertiser

Fall Consignor Registration Open for Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Sale, Pooler

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Upscale Consignment Sale

2013 Fall consignor registration now open @ Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Sale 

Coastal Kids Market is in the midst of planning their best market ever!

You do not want to miss this one so please go on over to  and click on the registration tab for clear instructions on how to become a consignor. If you are new to consigning, just click on our consignor tab to get full details on how this popular seasonal market works. Before you are through, make sure to check out the benefits of volunteering (be the first ones in the door!!) and select a check-in time to drop off your own stash! Volunteer registration spots will be opening soon too!

Coastal Kids Market survey from the Spring market told CKM that shoppers really want more BOYS esp size 5T and up, GIRLS size 6 and up, SMOCKED boutique brands, toys and outdoor toys! Please see the Coastal Kids Market Web site for details on what is acceptable so that you won’t go to extra trouble tagging items that the market can’t accept.

Sale dates are:

Wednesday,September 11th,6 – 8 PM (Preview Party)
Volunteer hour at 5 PM & Charity Power 1/2 hour at 5:30 PM)-details to come
Thursday, September 12th, 6 – 8 PM (Charity Hour 5:00 PM)
Friday, September 13th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, September 14th, 9 AM – 2 PM (some items 50% off)-New extended hours!

Visit the CKM Facebook page here.

If you any questions, please contact Allison @

Coastal Kids Market, Upscale Fall 2013 Consignment Sale is Sept. 12-14 , Pooler, GA, (912) 655-4686, email Coastal Kids Market is a advertiser

Green Eggs & Ham Day & Dr. Seuss crafts & storytimes, Savannah’s WhistleStop Cafe

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Dr. Seuss storytime at WhistleStop Cafe SavannahYou’re invited to the first ever Green Eggs & Ham Day at the WhistleStop Café this Saturday, August 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM.

This fun event will feature Storytime and crafting Dr. Seuss bookmarks hosted by Savannah Children’s Museum on location at the WhistleStop!

Besides the fun activities, kids will have the opportunity to have real green eggs and ham for lunch from the cafe’s special kid’s buffet including a fun “Yink’s Pink Drink”! This unique meal will be only $4.99! Grown-ups will have the chance to try the brand new WhistleStop Southern Special – a Southern buffet style meal with your choice meat and sides!

The fun won’t just be contained on the WhistleStop’s patio – Savannah Children’s Museum will feature food-themed activities all day. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” will be read at the 9:45 AM and 12:30 PM. Storytimes and at 10 AM kids will have the chance to put together a fun Dr. Seuss craft.

WhistleStop Café, 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Savannah, GA 31401, (912) 651-3656,

FREE Digging into the Past kids’ program featuring mummies, pyramids & more, Thunderbolt

Monday, July 29th, 2013


This program features all your favorite things from Egypt such as mummies, pyramids, and more! Ages 3 to 6. Free & open to the public.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, August 6, 11 a.m.

FREE Pyramid Party, Savannah

Monday, July 29th, 2013


Dig into the past as you get wrapped up like a mummy, build a pyramid and learn the art of Hieroglyphics. Ages 4 and up.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305

Thursday, August 8, 3 p.m.

FREE Fire Station Visit, Thunderbolt

Monday, July 29th, 2013


The library storytime group will go on a short trip across from the Thunderbolt Library to meet our firefighter friends and learn about fire safety. For ages 3 and up. FREE & open to the public.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, August 13, 11 a.m.

42nd Street at Savannah Children’s Theatre this weekend, Aug. 9-10

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Savannah children's theatreUpcoming Shows at Savannah Children’s Theatre include:

42nd Street August 9-10 Friday and Saturday at 7pm,

42nd Street has 50 performers and at some points all on stage at once – tap dancing!

This show sold out on opening weekend earlier this month, so these two extra shows were added.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 912-238-9015 or at the theatre box office.

The Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Drive, in the Crossroads Shopping Center.


The Savannah Children’s 2013-2014 Main Stage Musicals will be DISNEY’S TARZAN and SHREK THE MUSICAL!

FREE kids’ nature activities during August 2013 @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Free Kids' activities for March 2013 at Skidaway Island State Park, SavannahCome out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE owl night hikes as well as organized daytime kids’ activities . To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park during August 2013, click here.

Thursday, August 1 11am Painted Buntings: Keep your eyes open to see one of America’s most beautiful birds right here on the park. Join a discussion to learn all about the Painted Bunting. 8:30pm Call of the Wild: Walk the trails at night to hear nocturnal animals call. See if you can tell the difference between frogs, bugs, and birds.

Friday, August 2 10am Interpretive Center Tour: Explore our museum and get all the details about our native wildlife, the history of the island, and check out some rare live birds. 2pm Toads and Turtles: Do you know all the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples.

Saturday, August 3 10am Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 1pm Wilderness Survival: We will talk about lost prevention and show you simple items to take with you in a hike.

Sunday, August 4 10am Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. 3pm Nature Craft: Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday household items.

Wednesday, August 7 11am Knot Tying: Learn the basics on some handy knots for everyday use.

Thursday, August 8 1pm Island History: Learn the history, formation, and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands. 8:30pm Sensory Awareness Hike: Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail.

Friday, August 9 10am Big Ferry Guided Hike: Come for a 2-3 mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. 2pm Birds of Prey: Join us to learn about these large birds that rule the sky

Saturday, August 10 11am Insects Galore: Learn about the different types of insects in this area. 3pm Mystery of the Giant Sloth: Come learn about the amazing Giant Ground Sloth and others that roamed Skidaway during the last Ice Age. See and touch real fossils! 8:30pm Fungus Among Us: Come out into the night to look for lichen that glows in the dark.

Sunday, August 11 3pm Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles, and snakes licking their chops.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park for the month of August 2013, click here.


Win $10,000 or $5,529 toward your child’s college savings in Georgia’s Path2College giveaways; Aug. 15 is deadline to enter

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

College Savings Savannah Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan is giving away over $50,000 for college savings, schools, libraries,

In an effort to put more Georgia families on the path to college, help children across the state strengthen their educational foundation and ensure families are thinking about the financial foundation that is needed for continued education, the Path2College 529 Plan® is currently running two sweepstakes with prize money exceeding $50,000.

The deadline for both sweepstakes is August 15, 2013.

Path2College has set a goal of adding at least 10,000 new accounts this year in hopes of giving 10,000 more children a head start toward achieving their dream when they graduate from high school.

10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes:

The 10,000 Reasons to Save sweepstakes will award one family who is already saving with Path2College and one non-account holder with $10,529 each for his or her college savings. Additionally, the two winners’ schools will each receive $10,529.

Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes:

For the fourth consecutive year, the Georgia Public Library Service and the state’s Path2College 529 Plan are once again partnering on the Summer Reading Program and its Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes, which will award a child with a $5,529 college savings contribution.

The Summer Reading Program sweepstakes, Reading Makes Cent$, is available to children across the state who were born in 1997 or after and who participate in the Summer Reading Program at their local library.

In addition to the $5,529 that will be awarded to the winning participant, the library of the sweepstakes winner will receive $1,529. Also, the library with the greatest number of sweepstakes entries and the library system with the greatest percentage of registered users entering will each win $1,529.

How to Enter:

To read the official rules and to enter the 10,000 Reasons to Save sweepstakes or the Summer Reading Program sweepstakes, visit . Entries must be received online by August 15, 2013. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

Tater Bugs cloth diaper store opens in Pooler (Savannah cloth diapers)

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Cloth Diapers in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., BlufftonWe’re so thrilled to tell you about a new cloth diaper boutique in our area!

Check out Tater Bugs in Pooler – Savannah’s only cloth diaper store & more. Details here.

Tater Bugs has gift registry, free gift wrapping, consignment, and an array of the finest, most natural products for you and your little ones. Looking for something that Tater Bugs doesn’t have? Just give Erica or Leslie a call at the store and they will do what we can to help you out. Call 912-656-7326.

Learn about cloth diapers
FREE Cloth Diaper 101 Class @ new Tater Bugs, a new cloth diaper boutique, 309 Hwy 80, Pooler, Georgia 31322 this Sat. July 27 at 2 PM. Learn all about cloth diapering from the Low Country Real Diaper Circle. There will also be a drawing for a gift bag full of goodies. Details here.

Come see Tater Bugs for all your cloth diaper and natural parenting needs.

They carry:
environmentally friendly products for all ages
Charlie’s Soap and Rockin’ Green products
Cj’s BUTTer
Boba and Tula carriers
Essential oils
Dr Bronners products
Gift Certificates
Gift Registry
Ju Ju Be and much more!

Tater Bugs takes orders over the phone and will ship anywhere in the US. Call 912-656-7326.

Stay connected to Tater Bugs events & more by liking their Facebook page here.

Tater Bugs also has a play area for kids and an area where mommies can relax & feed their babies anyway they choose.

Tater Bugs cloth diaper boutique,, 912-656-7326, email  309 Hwy 80 Pooler, Georgia 31322

Barnett’s Big Bag Program, Pre-packaged school supplies, Savannah

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Barnett Educational Supplies Back to School supplies programAre you tired of running all around Savannah to get everything on your school supply list? Barnett’s Educational Supplies in Savannah has a solution for you: Barnett’s Big Bag Program. The way it works is:
1. Bring in or email the school supply list; then prepay for your custom school supply kit
2. Pick up your custom kit anytime during the week of August 4-10

It’s that simple!

To place an order either call Katie at 912-356-1878 or email at

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales & 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 , Barnett Educational Supplies is a advertiser.

You’re invited: Open House featuring new kids’ yoga classes & teachers @ Ganesha’s Place, Savannah

Thursday, July 25th, 2013


Kids Yoga classes at Ganesha's Place Open House Savannah


You’re invited to bring your kids to the open house at Ganesha’s Place  from 9:30-11:30 AM Aug. 10. The open house at the Savannah yoga studio will feature new kids’ classes and teachers. Check out the studio & see what Ganesha’s Place has to offer.

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of yoga classes as well as therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids, children with autism & restorative yoga for caretakers.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s a spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, Ganesha’s Place is a advertiser

Save the Date: Coastal Kids Market Upscale Consignment Fall 2013 Sale

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Upscale Consignment SaleAre you ready? Dates for the Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Sale are set! Many exciting things are happening with Coastal Kids Market that we just can’t keep them under wraps any longer!!

Wednesday,September 11th,6 – 8 PM (Preview Party)
Volunteer hour at 5 PM & Charity Power 1/2 hour at 5:30 PM)-details to come
Thursday, September 12th, 6 – 8 PM (Charity Hour 5:00 PM)
Friday, September 13th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, September 14th, 9 AM – 2 PM (some items 50% off)-New extended hours!

You’ve probably already started pulling clothes and toys and it’s time to get the wrinkles out and scuff marks gone! The results of the Coastal Kids Market survey from the spring market showed that shoppers want us to expand but keep up the same excellent quality and high standards that CKM has always exhibited.

Survey suggested the top 4 items you want more of are:
•Toys & Outdoor Toys – bikes, scooters, cozy coupes, power wheels etc.
•Boy Boys Boys – esp sizes 5T and up
•Boutique Brands – esp smoked clothing
•Girls – sizes 8 and up

•Brands to include: Carters, Osh Kosh, & Old Navy especially in boy sizes will be accepted (no discount stores including Target, Wal-Mart, Kmart etc.) Please be discriminatory on what you bring and remember to price to sell. CKM will only accept these brands if they are in like new condition. Secondary to an overwhelming request, CKM will now accept pajamas from all name brands that CKM accepts for clothing. This is a trial and CKM hopes that you will only bring pajamas in EXCELLENT condition. We do reserve the right to pull pajamas off the sales floor if room becomes an issue and return them to the sale as room allows.

Be on the lookout for information regarding registration for consignors and volunteers as well as vendors and advertisers coming soon!

Please check out CKM’s Facebook page frequently as you want to make sure you don’t miss any big announcements and giveaways! Also, please hover over the “Liked” button and click “Show in News Feed” to help CKM posts show up in your news feed.

Looking forward to another great fall market!

Visit the CKM Facebook page here.

If you any questions, please contact Allison @

Coastal Kids Market, Upscale Fall 2013 Consignment Sale is Sept. 12-14 , Pooler, GA, (912) 655-4686, email Coastal Kids Market is a advertiser

You’re invited: Moms with Cameras Workshop, Aug. 10, Savannah

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Savannah photographers Moms with Cameras Workshops SavannahThis class is PERFECT for you moms and dads who desire better family snapshots! The class will cover:

-10 Tips for Taking Better Photos and how to get your kids to cooperate
-How to get off auto mode
-Training Wheels
-How your lighting matters
-Using your Camera’s Basic Settings
-Lens Overview
-Practice shooting indoors and out
-cheat sheet for your camera bag
-swag bag
-Printed notes covering the lessons taught so that you can continue to practice and refine your skills at home
-A private Facebook group to stay connected and help each other learn even after class is over
-DSLR camera OR point and shoot camera
-camera manual
-pen and paper (in case Jillane says something mind blowing and you want to remember it)
any extra lens you may have
The three and half hour group class is $135 per person (with an option to pay only half down). Class size is limited to 7 students so everyone will have an opportunity to ask specific questions. These seats will go quickly! They’ve had full classes each time. Join the fun and sign up by clicking here!

Register here.

Jillane Tucker, Shuman Fine Art, email, 912.826.4447 Shuman Fine Art Photography is a advertiser

Arabic classes for kids, teens & adults every Thursday, Pooler

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Arabic lessons for kids in Savannah

EVERY Thursday: ARABIC LittleLingüists™ ages 2-5 @ 4:45
ARABIC LingüaVersity™ ages 6-12 @ 5
ARABIC LingüaU™ for teens & adults @ 5:45- great for college applications & professional development!
110 Pipemakers Circle, Pooler, GA Come try Arabic and your first class is free! details:

Please vote for Bilingual Familia Consulting in the 2013 Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards!

Lingüa,, email, Lingüa is a advertiser

You’re invited: Open House @ Kumon Math & Reading Center of Savannah, Aug. 3

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Kumon of Savannah tutoring Open House August 2013There’s a better way to learn – discover it at Kumon of Savannah’s Open House.

Here’s an open invitation from Kumon, one that leads to an unshakable understanding of reading and math and a world of other benefits.

OPEN HOUSE – August 3 10am-2pm
Kumon of Savannah
10010 Abercorn Ave., Ste. 5A, Savannah, GA 31406
912.920.8899 •

Schedule your child’s FREE placement test at Kumon Math & Reading Center of Savannah: (912) 920-8899

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Savannah, , open on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-7 PM,  in Piccadilly Square @ 10010   Abercorn Ave. Suite 5A, Savannah, 31406. For more info or to schedule a complimentary placement test, call owner and instructor, Janese Cooper at (912) 920-8899. Kumon of Savannah is a advertiser.

U-pick farms: Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Is. near Beaufort, S.C.

Sunday, July 21st, 2013


u-pick farms Savannah Dempsey Farms Beaufort S.C.We often hear from readers looking for u-pick farms now that the u-pick strawberries & blackberries are over for the season at  @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) in Savannah.

So we were thrilled to spy Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Is. while en route to Hunting Island State Park recently.  Now picking at Dempsey Farms: tomatoes, sweet corn, bell pepper, cantaloupe, eggplant, watermelons and flowers. Special on canning red ripes. Please bring own containers for u-pick canning tomatoes.

Call(843) 838-3656 after 9am for daily updates on picking conditions. UPDATE: Dempsey Farms is closed for the Summer 2013 picking season & reopens in October 2013)

Dempsey Farms is located on Hwy 21 south 11 miles east of Beaufort. Email

Dempsey Farms is a working family farm growing what they sell. Availability of vegetables may be limited at times due to weather conditions. For a farm fresh experience stop by and pick with Dempsey Farms.

This would be a great daytrip to pair with a visit to the  The Kazoo Factory museum tours in Beaufort, S.C. & visit to the lighthouse at Hunting Island near Beaufort.  Info on Hunting Island here.

Dempsey Farms U Pick, 1576 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, SC, (843) 838-3656, Hours this week: 9am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday

Other u-pick farms in the area:
Boone Hall Farms (Closed for the summer 2013 season)
U.S. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant.
When/what: June, blackberries and blueberries; mid-June-October, tomatoes; August-September, muscadines.
Information: 843-856-5366;

Baldwin Grape Vineyard (picking season starts at the end of August)
6517 Savannah Highway (US 17)
Ravenel, South Carolina 29470
843.889.2769 / 843.889.3034

Sea turtle walks & talks on Hilton Head & Jekyll Islands

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Sea turtles fascinate kids. Fortunately, we have several sea turtle walks or talks offered by various nearby museums/marine science centers including:

Evening Turtle Talks and Walks by Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Is.
Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 2013.
Location given out at time of reservation
An evening lecture and beach walk to educate participants about the threatened loggerhead sea turtle. Presentation given to entire group, then 2 groups of 10 proceed to the beach to examine the nesting habitat and nest sites. No guarantee of turtle sightings. Please call 843-689-6767 ext 223 to make your reservation. Reservations are required. Cost is $20 adult, $15 child (no children under 4 years of age)

Morning Nest Walks by Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island
RESERVATIONS FOR 2013 NEST WALKS will begin in August 2013. Please call (912)-635-4444 after August 1st to reserve your spot!!
Offered during hatching season 7-9 AM Sundays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
$7 per person (Members); $14 per person (Non-Members**).
**Price does not include general admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
More info here.



New classes starting soon @ Savannah Sharks Cheerleading & Tumbling; free trial classes offered in July

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading & Tumbling has new classes starting soon & registration is open.

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading & Tumbling‘s gym in the perfect convenient location. It’s at the corner of Victory Drive & Skidaway Road, 2123 East Victory Drive, Savannah – the former spot of Bouncing Angels!

Upcoming classes include:

* Jump, tumble, dance and move! Bring your little one to our Mommy and Me Play Dates! For crawlers through age three. Classes will begin in August, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30.  Savannah Sharks is offering two FREE trial classes in July on Monday, July 22nd and Monday, July 29th 10:30-12:30! Email to register for the free trials!

* Savannah Sharks is now taking registrations for their fall tumbling classes. The new schedule is on the Savannah Sharks website at Please email for registration information! Classes are filling up FAST!

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading & Tumbling, 2123 East Victory Drive, Savannah, 31404, email, On Facebook here. Savannah Sharks is a advertiser.