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Poppell Farms Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Haunted Forest, (Pumpkin Patches near Savannah)

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, agritourism, Poppell Farms 2014 Corn Maze in honor of Paula Deen

It’s almost time to make your annual fall family pilgrimage to that mecca of agritainment – Poppell Farms, the 10-acre corn maze labyrinth, Linus-approved pumpkin patch & activity-packed farm in Odum about six miles from Jesup.

Poppell Farms grand opening for the 2014 Fall season is 10 AM-5 PM Saturday Oct. 4.

In honor of Paula Deen, the 2014 Poppell Farms corn maze features a likeness to Savannah’s ultimate Southern Mama. Paula Deen & her family will make a personal appearance at Poppell Farms on Oct. 5. You’re invited to visit the farm & meet her. Stay updated about what time she’ll be at the farm by following Poppell Farms on Facebook here.

At Poppell Farms, you can take a covered hayride to visit characters dressed as Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus to pick out a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch; ride the cow train; feed animals in the petting farm including a goat walk; try steer roping, Spyder Slyder slide & the all-time kids’ favorite, the popular crop hopper, which is giant jumping air pillow that has kids giggling upon their first bounce. There are also tractor & pony rides. 

pumpkin patches, corn maze near Savannah Poppell Farms agritourism New this year:  Jumping Pillow No. 2; Corn Hole; & the Pipe Racers/Harvest Roller (pictured to the right)

Special 2014 events each weekend including:
* Oct 4: Grand Opening.
* Oct. 5: Personal Appearance by Paula Deen & her family. You’re invited to visit the farm & meet her.
* Oct. 11: Girl Scout & Safety Day with emergency, fire and police vehicles on display.
* Oct. 18. Boy Scout Day.
* Oct 25: Halloween Party & Costume Contest begins at 2 PM.
Special events will be added throughout fall. Check for updates here.

For admission costs, click here. The farm is @ 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555.
For info or to make reservations, call 912.586.2215 or click here.

Corn Maze

Poppell’s corn maze is intricate network of twists and turns carved into 10 acres of corn. It opens Oct. 4 2014. Though the correct pathway can be walked in only 15 minutes, most wandering maze-goers will require about one hour to travel through more than three miles of twists, turns and decision points.

PICNIC AREAS are available for use, so bring your own food or visit Poppell Farms’ CALF-A CONCESSION STAND for hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, chicken sandwiches & fries. Candy, popcorn & treats available.

For admission costs, directions or more information please visit the farm’s website , email or call (912) 586-2215.


Poppell Farms is open on Sundays, too, for those whose Saturdays are packed with kids’ sporting events.
2014 Fall Season Schedule
Sat. Oct. 4-Sun. Nov. 2, 2014
10 AM-5 PM Saturdays
Noon-5 PM Sundays

Friday & Saturday Night Activities beginning 10/4/14 5pm – 10pm
Petting Farm
6 & under Playground
Jumping Pillows 1 & 2
Cow Train Rides
Duck Races
Spyder Slider
Cornfield Maze (Flash Light Nights, Kid Friendly – Not Haunted)
*(Hayride, Pony Rides and Fish Pond Closed)*

New for 2014

Beginning on Friday 10/10 and running every Fri. & Sat. Night through 10/25

THE FRIGHTFUL FOREST – Presented by: Turning Point Worship Center

This is a Christian based 800 foot walking trail through the woods with real life, in your face terrifying scenes. An alternative to traditional Haunted Houses or Trails. A wake-up call……is this the life you are living? Which path are you walking? You will have lots of fun but when you leave we want to give you something to think about. Recommended for ages 12 & older.

Poppell Farms, email , (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a advertiser


City Church Savannah expands to Pooler

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Savannah family churches Pooler City Church Savannah

City Church Savannah is expanding to Pooler.

The new Pooler location will be at 200 Governor Treutlen Rd., Pooler 31322

Make plans to join City Church Pooler for “A Night Of Worship ” Friday night Sept. 5 @ 7:30 at their Pooler location. There will be a reception & tours of the new facility immediately after worship. Invite friends and family and come on out. The church will offer an entire experience just for your kids, too.  

Sundays services in Pooler will be at 10 AM beginning September 7.

City Church services are open to the public. You don’t have to be members to attend.

If you’re searching for a friendly, welcoming church that offers heartfelt, powerful worship & Bible-based teaching, then City Church is for you. City Church welcomes all kids infant through 5th grade in their nursery, pre-k, and school age programs at City Kids. Kids may be checked in as early as 30 minutes before service begins. Learn more about the church’s City Kids program here.

City Church Savannah Sunday services are 11:30 AM @ The Savannah Theater, 222 Bull St. Savannah, 31401.

For more information about City Church Savannah & City Church Pooler, click here.

City Church, 912-663-1520, email,  City Church is a advertiser 

Kids Sail FREE on Royal Caribbean cruises Oct. 15-May 31 2016; offer ends Sept. 15

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Two Sisters Travel Disney DealsKids sail free Royal Caribbean Cruises Two Sisters Travel No matter your idea of fun, from thrilling to relaxing, from family-entertainment to an adults-only escape, a Royal Caribbean cruise has it.

This is truly a vacation that everyone can enjoy!

For a very limited time, take advantage of Kids, Family, & Friends (any 3rd or 4th stateroom guest) sailing FREE on select Caribbean & Bahamas cruises Oct. 15, 2014 – May 31, 2016. Choose from 3, 4, & 7 night itineraries with stops in some of the Caribbean’s most exciting ports of call.

This deal is even available onboard ships with the Dreamworks Experience! So your kids can sail with their favorite Dreamworks characters from Shrek, Madagascar, and more. They’ll have special dining, parades, shows & other activities onboard.

Hurry. This offer ends Sept. 15th. Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel for your FREE no-obligation vacation quote or details.

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Fall 2014 art classes for children of all ages, Pooler & Savannah

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

children art classes in Pooler Savannah Scribble Art Studio

Fall art classes for kids start the week of Sept. 8 @ Scribble Art Studio in Pooler & Savannah, but kids are welcome to join in any time after the start.

Classes include Imagination Station: Anything is possible at Imagination Station. This class is designed to grow a child’s creativity & problem solving through fun foundation building projects.

There’s also Mommy & Me Mother Goose Art for ages 2 & older; Star Wars Lego Art; Cartoon Drawing; Spooky Illustrations; Classic Tales, Frozen class for ages 4 & older; Painting Basics; Portfolio Prep; & Drawing Made Easy.

Savannah Pooler art classes for kids Scribble Art Studio

Created in an Imagination Station class.

Scribble also offers Homeschool Art for ages 6 & older at both the Savannah & Pooler studios.

For the full schedule of classes & to register, click here.

Scribble in Savannah: 212 E. 37th St. Savannah,31401
Scribble in Pooler: 115 Canal St. Pooler, 31322 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ OPEN STUDIO ON FRIDAYS FOR ALL AGES

Sept. 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
OPEN STUDIO (All ages) @ Scribble Art Studio’s Savannah location, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, 31401

With Lauren Stenger |10 AM-Noon|
Looking for something fun to do? Stop by Scribble for Open Studio!
No registration necessary, perfect for all ages.
Share some art time with your little one! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR MORE INFO, CLICK HERE.

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler offers private & group art classes for kids, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble has 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.

FREE ‘Love My Library Card’ Balloon Parties in September 2014, Savannah

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

free kids events activities September 2014 SavannahSeptember is Library Card Signup Month & Live Oak Public Libraries are celebrating with special FREE balloon parties at various branches throughout September.

Featuring the stories “Aladdin,” “Robin Hood” and “Harry Potter”. A library card isn’t required to attend the program (but if you don’t already have one, it’s a perfect time to “get carded”).

See Savannah Balloons brand new show “One Wish, Two Wish, Red Wish, Blue Wish” for free at the Live Oak Public Libraries!

Someone is trying to steal the identity of Miss Lynnae, the Balloon Lady. Who is real and who is the imposter? The Red and Blue Genies help to sort it all out! Featuring the following books: “Aladdin”, “Harry Potter”, “Star Wars”, “Robin Hood” and “How To Train Your Dragon”.

Come see what happens and have a great time!

“One Wish, Two Wish, Red Wish, Blue Wish” Balloon Parties

Tybee Library, 786-7733
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.

Bull Street Library, 652-3600
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471
Thursday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Monday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222
Monday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4:30 p.m.

W. W. Law Library, 236-8040
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.

West Broad Library, 232-6395
Thursday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Thursday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m.


Daily kids’ programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

Check out Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum, which offers daily kids’ activities Wed-Sun. during the school year, weather permitting.

Beginning August 31st 2014, the hours at Savannah Children’s Museum will be as follows:
Sunday: 11am-4pm
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm
On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including MLK Jr. Day), SCM will be open 10am-4pm.

(Summer Hours begin June 1 through Aug. 30 2015: Savannah Children’s Museum’s Summer Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Saturday: 9am-2pm)

Please call 912-651-6823 for details.

Savannah Children’s Museum is opening in 2 phases. Exploration Station is phase 1 and is a unique 1 acre, 2 level outdoor exhibit area set in the ruins of a Central of Georgia Railroad building.

$7.50 per person ages
1 and older or
Take the Leap and purchase a 1 year Family Membership! Membership info here.

Looking for a fun place to play & learn with the kids this week? Daily programming subject to change.

Wednesdays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Awesome Art: 1 PM

Thursdays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Super Science: 1 PM

Fridays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Hooray for History: 1 PM

Saturdays (10AM-4PM)
Family Fitness: 11 AM
Super Science: 1 PM
Awesome Art: 2 PM

Sundays (11 AM-4 PM)
Creative Crafts: Noon.
Hooray for History: 1 PM
Family Fitness: 2 PM

Program descriptions

Hooray for History: programming has been specifically designed to introduce basic historical information to young children in an age appropriate and FUN way. Generally appropriate for ages 3-8.
Family Fitness: brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning.
Creative Crafts : a fun program designed to allow children to create something special to take home using their imaginations and creativity. This program is generally appropriate for ages 3-12.
Story Time: (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)
Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email, Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser

Madrac Farms Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze Open Oct. 2 for Fall 2014 Season, Effingham County

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Pumpkin Patches Corn Mazes near Savannah

Growing pumpkins in humid Coastal Georgia is challenging. But Madrac Farms in Effingham County is making it happen.

This October, come visit this real pumpkin patch & enjoy the 5-acre corn maze, hayrides & other fall fun at this Rincon farm on Ralph Rahn Rd.

Madrac Farms grows the Orange Bulldog pumpkin, a new variety of pumpkin developed by the University of Georgia, which is specifically designed to grow in South Georgia’s humid climate. The farm also has other test varieties of orange & white pumpkins. Learn more about Madrac Farms here.

Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze near Savannah

Farm Activities

Opening Thursday Oct. 2 2014 at 10 AM through Nov. 1. 10 AM-4 PM Thursdays; 10 AM-6 PM Fridays & Saturdays.

Petting farm
Feed goats, chickens, Hazel the pot-belly pig. Animal feed is .50 cents.

Big Slide & Bouncy House
New this year: the big slide. Enjoy zipping down this 13-foot wooden slide on a potato sack. Kids can go alone or have parents ride with them.

Pumpkin Pickin
Choose from red, brown, Cinderella, white or traditional Orange.

Hay Rides
With 2 hay rides running almost all the time, you’ll never have to wait in line! Take a 10 minute ride through the Georgia woods & you may see deer, hawks, squirrels, rabbits even snakes

Corn Maze
5 acres – not too big, not too small. Kids can see if they can beat their friends through the maze in record time. Just right for the little ones & bigger kids, too.

BIG Pumpkin
Weighing in at over 100 lbs this pumpkin is sure to be your number #1 destination for photos.


$7 per person ages 3-59.
Ages 2 & younger are FREE with paying adult.
60 & older qualify for a senior citizen discount at $5 per person.
Military discount applies for active & retired military & veterans with proper I.D. $2 discount for all military & their families.
This price includes admission only which covers all of the above farm activities including the corn maze & hayrides (except animal feed for .50 cents). Drinks, food, pumpkins are extra. You aren’t required to purchase a pumpkin.

Extra charge for pony rides, face painting & other activities from vendors at the farm.

Food & beverages for sale, but you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the farm’s picnic area.

Field Trips

Madrac Farms is now scheduling Field Trips for PUMPKIN PATCH 2014. Learn more here.
Discounted group rates do apply when you bring a certain amount of people to the farm during events.

Madrac Farms, 580 Ralph Rahn Rd Rincon, Ga. On Facebook here ,(912) 704-7651, email, Madrac Farms is a advertiser

Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours Start Aug. 31

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Savannah Children's Museum Open Labor Day Sept 1, School Year Hours Start 8/31Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum, begin School Year Hours Aug. 31, 2014. Hours during the school year will be as follows, weather permitting:

Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday*-Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm
*On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including Labor Day), SCM will be open 10am-4pm.

The Ballet School Fall classes include Mommy & Me; Boys-Only program; & more, Savannah

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Ballet School Savannah boys ballet classesThe Ballet School in Savannah offers classes for every age from “Tippy Toes” thru Adults.

This spacious, elegant studio in Piccadilly Square on Savannah’s Southside also has the largest ADULT and BOYS Program in the area.

Registration for Fall classes is under way. The Ballet School specializes in Classical Ballet & Traditional Character Dance. Pilates Barre Fusion, Tap, Jazz are also offered. To register, call 912.925.0903 or email . Learn more here.

Special programs

More HOMESCHOOL classes are being created

“Mommy & Me”
8-week course Mommy & Me classes will begin Sept.9th. This fills quickly, don’t miss out

Boys’ program
Focuses on the aspects of training that are specific for the male dancer. While many of the technical requirements in ballet are the same among boys & girls, there are also those that are different for a male dancer, particularly athleticism. Classes will include strength training, injury prevention, anatomy and Pilates, Dance History & French terminology.
No dance experience required.
Details here.


Early Dance Classes For Ages 2-5
Mommy and Me
“almost” 2-3 yrs
An eight-week program that is designed as an introduction to music and movement for the young, while accompanied by an adult. This morning class is filled with energy and full of fun for everyone.

Creative Movement 1
3 yrs
Creative Movement 1 expands a child’s creativity and coordination using music and dance in an enthusiatic environment, while maintaing structure and discipline. Our little ballerinas and danseurs attend this program one day per week.

Creative Movement 2
4 yrs
Creative Movement 2 cirriculum introduces children to primary steps, rhythm, and flexibility. This class also begins to introduce the French terminology used in Ballet.
This age group is able to participate in “Tiny Tap.”

5 yrs
This is the final level of the Children’s This class helps with body awareness, confidence, and positioning. This class prepares the young dancer for the upcoming years of technique and study.

Tiny Tap
4 yrs
Introduction to basic tap steps.

Details on all of the above here.


Young Dancer for ages 5 & older

Ballet Preparatory Levels
Levels 1A – 3B
This is a crucial age for technical training.
Emphasis is on discipline, French terminology, correct positioning, musicality, flexibility, and strength. Standard barre and center work will be structured. Students at this level should be taking class twice a week.

Youth/Junior Jazz

Youth/Junior Tap

Youth and Junior Character Dance
Character dance is integral to much of classical ballet repertoire. It is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, normally from a European country and uses movements and dance which have been adapted for the theatre.

Details on all of the above here. 

The Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn Street, Suite 8, Piccadilly Square, Savannah, 31406 (912)925-0903, email,  On Facebook here.  The Ballet School is a advertiser 

Once Upon A Child unveiling of Halloween costumes, Savannah, Sept. 6

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Halloween costumes Savannah Once Upon A Child Once Upon A Child Savannah is hosting a “spooktacular event – The Great Unveiling” of Halloween costumes – on Saturday September 6, 2014.

9:30 am doors open!

Come join Once Upon A Child as they unveil their selection of costumes.

Once Upon A Child is at 1100 Eisenhower Drive Savannah GA 31406. (intersection of Waters Ave & Eisenhower Drive – next to Eisenhower Cinema)

The store also has a new website layout, perfect for those of you interested in selling your children’s gently used items to Once Upon A Child. The web site has a short and very informative video with tips for selling items to Once Upon A Child. Click here. 


Buy 10 Onsies, Save $5!
All day, everyday Once Upon A Child offers 10 for $10 Onsies. Buy 10 $1.50 onises and they’ll take $5 off
Their everyday “ONSIE DEAL” just got better: All ONSIES ($1.50) are now 50% OFF!

Once Upon A Child Savannah, 1100 Eisenhower Drive Eisenhower Square, Savannah, 31406 tel: 912-351-0555,  Once Upon A Child Savannah is a advertiser

Enter to win free pizza for a year from Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, Savannah

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Uncle Maddio's Savannah Consider this your Oktoberfest training.

Hold a beer stein at arms length for the longest amount of time & you can win free pizza FOR A YEAR @ Uncle Maddio’s official Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition this Friday, August 29 at 6:30 PM, Savannah.

Everyone loves pizza, but everyone loves pizza and beer better. So come show off your strength for your chance to win free pizza for a year.

And now you’re probably wondering how you can win free pizza for a year? The answer is simple. All you have to do is hold the beer steins at arms length for the longest time. How long can you last against your competitors?

Seems pretty simple doesn’t it?

Sign up at Uncle Maddio’s store today. And if you can’t make it in before Friday, visit Uncle Maddio’s Savannah Facebook page here & shoot them a message via on their FB page. Include your full name and email, and Uncle Maddio’s will get you signed up.

Amy Taylor will perform Friday night.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, 7805 Abercorn Street #2, Savannah, 31406, (912) 777-4479, On Facebook here.  Uncle Maddio’s is a advertiser 

Shark Tooth & Fossil Hunt for Kids with Beaufort’s Shark Tooth Fairy, Port Royal, Oct. 11

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

FREE shark tooth hunt Oct. 11 Port Royal Beaufort

All kids growing up in the Savannah/Lowcountry area need to experience at least one shark tooth & fossil hunt with Beaufort’s famed Shark Tooth Fairy in Port Poyal, near Beaufort, S.C.

The Shark Tooth Fairy, Mike Harris, regularly invites kids to come to The Sands beach in Port Royal to look for shark teeth, Megalodon teeth and other fossilized finds. These kid-friendly hunts are held every couple of months throughout the year.

The next one is 11 AM Oct. 11. Free for kids 12 & younger. $5 for kids 13 & older. 

The Shark Tooth Fairy  spreads out over 100 pounds of shark teeth over the beach before kids arrive. Info on The Sands in Port Royal, S.C. near Beaufort here.

Read about The Shark Tooth Fairy & the public shark-tooth beach hunts by clicking here.

These beach hunts typically happen rain or shine. But stay updated about this Oct. 11 hunt & other future ones by ‘liking” the Shark Tooth Fairy & his pup Captain Morgan on Facebook here. 

(Make a day of it and pair your visit with a trip to the lighthouse at Hunting Island near Beaufort.  Info on Hunting Island here.)


Drawing & Painting Classes for ages 11 & older @ The Studio School, Savannah

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Drawing Painting Classes in Savannah The Studio SchoolFall Drawing and Painting Classes at the Studio School in Savannah
Fall session runs September 15 through November 20 2014
Sign up now for multi-level drawing and painting classes for youth and adults taught by local artist, Melinda Borysevicz.

Stay connected by liking the Studio School on Facebook here. 

Class choices include:

Youth Drawing & Painting/Portfolio Prep (ages 11 & up),
Mondays and Thursdays 3:30-6pm

Adult Drawing and Painting
Thursdays 9:30-12
**Mentoring option available for this session. Bring your own projects and receive feedback and guidance as you work!

6-week Saturday Painting Intensive, Oct. 11-Nov 15 (ages 15 & up)
Saturdays 1:30- 4pm

6-week Portrait Painting, Oct. 14- Nov. 18 (ages 15 & up)
Tuesdays, 6- 8:30pm

5-week Figure Drawing (ages 16 & up)
Wednesdays 6-8:30pm, taught by guest instructor Karen Bradley.

More details here. 

The Studio School, 1319 Bull Street, Suite B Savannah, 31401, tel. (912) 484-6415, email ,, The Studio School is a advertiser

Fall 2014: Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes around Savannah

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Fall kids activities pumpkin patches, hayrides

Yes we really are posting about pumpkin patch farms in August.

If all this late-August light has you hankering for a hayride, then read on. But if you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to summer, we understand. Our Fall Fun Guide 2014 will be ready when you are. Just click on the Fall Fun image in the slide show at the top of the site for information on pumpkin patches, hayrides, fall festivals, Halloween fun & more.

Meanwhile, here’s the 411 on pumpkin patches that you can visit during Fall 2014 in a daytrip from Savannah.

Poppell Farms in Odum near Jesup. It is roughly a 75 minute to 90 minute drive from Savannah, closer from Richmond Hill. The farm has so many activities including the all-time kid favorite crop hopper (giant outdoor trampoline), cow train, goat walk, bouncy houses, corn house, steer roping & more. Poppell Farms opens Oct. 4 2014 is open every weekend in October 2014 (Saturday & Sunday) Details here.

Holiday Farms about 1 hour away in Ridgeland, S.C. It has lots of activities – pig races, pretend to milk pretend cow, hayride, duck races, bouncy house, giant tricycle races, barnyard & more. Closed Sundays. Great fall field trip for churches, schools, daycares, scouts, etc. Details here.

We have visited both Poppell Farms & Holiday Farms several times over the years & highly recommend both!

Other farms to check out:

Madrac Farms in Effingham Co. has a corn maze & pick-your-own pumpkins. Details here. 


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

Monday, August 25th, 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.

November 20 – Peeking at Portraits
Get to know the people in our paintings in the Telfair Academy.

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!

November 20 – Magic Touch
Art can be made out of all sorts of things – silver, plastic, wood, and so much more. Explore an eclectic mix of artwork in Savannah Collects and activate your sense of touch. Then use your own hands to create multi-media sculptures.

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.


Save up to 30% at Walt Disney World this Fall with Two Sisters Travel

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Disney travel discounts holidays Halloween Disney has packed the calendar this fall and winter with tons of great special events & activities, and for a limited time you can save up to 30% when you stay at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

If you have a Disney villain fan, then Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a must! This is special event held select days in September and October.

Or maybe you want to spend the holidays at Disney? Starting in mid November you can enjoy tons of beautiful holiday decorations and special displays… the Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian is amazing!! Celebrate the meaning of the season with the Candlelight Processional. Or just enjoy the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Display! There’s something for everyone at the Merriest Place on Earth.

The discount offer is available at select Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts on stays October 4 – November 25, 2014 and November 29 – December 23, 2014.

Hurry, because availability is limited and advanced dining reservations are already open during these travel dates. Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel your no-obligation Disney vacation quote or call us at 843-284-3241 for details.

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Group guitar lessons for ages 6-12, 13+; private guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, Savannah

Monday, August 25th, 2014

guitar lessons for kids children in Savannah Savannah School of Folk Music

Savannah School of Folk Music is offering beginner group guitar classes starting Monday, September 8 2014!

Classes are available for kids 6-12 and adults/teenagers 13 and up. Group classes are designed to be fun and relaxing and are perfect for students who want to play with others.

Savannah School of Folk Music takes the traditional approach of playing by ear and teaching only theory that is immediately useful for the student.

Private lessons are available now and are being offered for guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele and mandolin.

Visit for pricing/scheduling information. Email  for any additional questions.

Savannah School of Folk Music, 2421 Waters Ave, Savannah, 31404 (one block from Daffin Park) Email to sign up for a class or schedule a lesson, Savannah School of Folk Music is a advertiser 

Win Free Shopping Pass @ Virtual Pajama Party with Coastal Kids Market upscale consignment sale, Savannah

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Coastal Kids Market virtual pajama party Attention parents planning to attend the upcoming Coastal Kids Market Fall/Winter 2014 Sale Sept. 11-13 in Pooler.

You’re invited to Coastal Kids Market Virtual Pajama party this Friday night, 9:15-10:15 PM Aug. 29. Details here.

Coastal Kids Market will have lots of prizes to give away in just one hour. Mark that you’re attending here and share this event to be entered to win the first prize – a volunteer shopping pass to Coastal Kids Market.

Sale hours

This popular seasonal consignment sale has a new exciting location at Savannah Festival Outlet Mall!

Wednesday, Sept 10th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Preview Party for volunteers and consignors ONLY*)
*Volunteer hour at 5:00pm & Charity Power 1/2 hour at 5:30pm)-details to come
Thursday, Sept 11th,6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (*Charity Hour 5:00 pm)
Friday, Sept 12th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 13th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (some items 50% off)

*Check out CKM website by clicking here for details on Preview Party for consignors and volunteers only.

How to consign with CKM

Go to the CKM website by clicking here and click on the registration tab for clear instructions on how to become a consignor.

Stay connected

Please check out CKM Facebook page here 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.

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FREE week of Kindermusik classes, Savannah, Sept. 1, 2

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Join Kindermusik Savannah next week as a sneak preview to their grand opening in their brand new location.


Babies 0’s and 1’s will be offered Monday Sept 1 at 9:20am and Tuesday Sept 2 at 10:15am.
Toddlers 2’s and 3’s will be offered Monday Sept 1 at 10:15am and Tuesday Sept 2 at 9:20am.

Register for free classes: Even though the demo week classes are free, all children must enroll online so we can have am accurate head count.

To enroll, call 912-988-KEYS (5397)  or enroll online at and click on the Kindermusik link.

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FREE SCAD ‘Night at the Museum’ & scavenger hunt museum tour, Savannah, Aug. 28

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Experience SCAD’s own ‘Night at the Museum’ – free of charge.

Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m. @ the SCAD Museum of Art

Visit Savannah College of Art and Design’s cool museum on a hot summer night! Bring the family and enjoy a screening of the blockbuster movie “Night at the Museum” (rated PG), followed by a flashlight-guided scavenger hunt tour of the galleries.

Film begins 5:30 p.m.; tour begins 7:30 p.m.

The screening and tour are free and open to the public.

Tour space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up 5-5:30 p.m. at the museum front desk.

Galleries are open 5-8 p.m.

Email Melissa Messina, SCAD Museum of Art program manager, at for more information .


FREE Family Stargazing Night, Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah, Aug. 30

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Don’t miss the FREE late summer family stargazing event @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) in Savannah: Gazing in the Garden!

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association invite you to a night of stargazing in the Garden Saturday Aug. 30 8-10 PM. Telescopes will be set up for observation, but you are welcome to bring your own. Free & open to the public.

Before the star-gazing, you’re also invited to a free showing of a classic science-fiction film “The Day of the Triffids” starting at 7:30 in the Annex educational building. Be prepared for less-than-ideal acting and effects in the movie, but know telescope views of the rising moon and stars await you on the Great Lawn.

Once the sun sets, join the group on the Great Lawn to gaze upward with the help of telescopes set up by the Association.  Feel free to bring food, lawn chairs. Alcoholic beverages, pets and tobacco products are prohibited

Free and open to the public. This is a great family event! More details here.

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information,, On Facebook here

(Note: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” are hosted on the second Friday of each month by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail

FREE Baby Jamz & more library kids’ events, Savannah, Pooler

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

ponies.jpgBack-to-school means back to free family & after-school activities @ the various Live Oak public library branches throughout Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.


Highlights include:

“My Little Pony” Party
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Monday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m.
Meet the ponies of Ponyville with fun stories, games and crafts. Ages 4 to 12.

Baby Jamz
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Thursday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your family and friends as we crank up the tunes and boogie down in the library! A movement and music program, children and their caregivers get to play musical instruments, sing and dance together. Ages 0 to 4.

Homeschool Hangout
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m.
Homeschoolers ages 7 to 12 and their families are invited to this specially designed program on the first Tuesday of each month. This month will be an introduction to Scratch programming. Learn to code animations and build games.

Craft Extravaganza
Have fun creating crafts with family and friends. All ages.
Midway Library, 884-5742
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m.

Family Knitting Group
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Experienced knitters share their techniques and teach beginners and those working a socks project during this family style program. Ages 8 and up. To register and for information on supplies, call the Southwest Chatham Library Children’s Department at 925-8305.
Saturday, Sept. 13, Socks Project at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sep. 20, Socks Project at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, Socks Project at 11 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3 to 5 p.m.
Springfield Library, 754-3003
Thursday, Sept. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.
This drop-in program features projects based on the works of famous artists. Ages 5 and up.

Simple Science
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Monday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m.
Simple science activities for ages 8 to 14.

“My Little Pony” Party
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Monday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m.
Meet the ponies of Ponyville with fun stories, games and crafts. Ages 4 to 12.


Fall dance classes @ Coastal Performing Arts Academy, Pooler & Springfield

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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Give your star a chance to shine.

Coastal Performing Arts Academy offers dance classes in Pooler & Springfield.

Specializing in preschool dance curriculum, competition/performance companies and competitive hip hop crews. Classes offered for ages 2.5 & older. Call 912.656.1744.

Pooler: Click here for the Pooler Fall 2014 Schedule.

Springfield: Click here for the Springfield 2014 Fall Schedule.

Sign up for fall classes for Pooler and Springfield at Pooler Studio.

Coastal Performing Arts Academy, 107 Grand Central Blvd, Suite 202/203, The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler, 31322 tel: (912) 988-1521 email, Coastal Performing Arts Academy is a advertiser

Baby & Me Yoga classes start Sept. 2 in Pooler

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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We often hear from Pooler parents who are upset that Pooler doesn’t have many organized activities for younger kids.

Which is why we’re thrilled to tell you that Savannah Yoga Center‘s new Pooler studio will start Baby & Me Yoga on Sept. 2.

Baby & Me Yoga classes in Pooler will be at 10am on Tuesdays starting Sept. 2
Age: precrawlers.
Instructor: Ann Carroll a Certified Labor Doula, Certified HypnoBirthing Teacher, and registered E-500 Registered Yoga Teacher with a special designation for pre and post natal yoga. She is honored to guide women during this empowered time of their life.

Savannah Yoga Center’s Savannah location already has two Baby and Me Yoga classes on Monday mornings: Toddlers & Me Yoga is 10-11:15 AM; Infant & Me (pre-crawlers) Yoga is 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Parent & Me Yoga Classes Mondays – Savannah

10 AM-11:15AM Toddlers & Me Yoga
11:30 AM-12:45PM Infant & Me (Pre-Crawlers)

Pregnancy Yoga-Savannah

Pregnancy Yoga Rolling Series (start anytime!)
Savannah, 6-7:15pm Thursdays Pregnancy Yoga Series (sign up online) Details here.

Pregnancy Yoga Workshops
Pooler Saturday 1-3 PM. Details here.
Sept. 20
Nov. 1

Details, Pricing & Registration for all of the above classes: (912) 232-2994

Savannah Yoga Center in Savannah & Pooler, 1319 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401 & 111 Canal St. #101, Pooler, GA 31322
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