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Cooking classes with Tummy Time Foods, Savannah

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015



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After-School Kids’ Cooking Classes on Whitemarsh Is.

Thursdays at 4:15-5:45pm, Frank Murray Community Center (160 Whitemarsh Island Road, Savannah)
Each class features a special theme or ingredient and includes an interactive nutrition lesson or game. With each theme, Tummy Time Foods takes the kids on a new culinary adventure, different flavors, cuisines and seasonal produce. They incorporate nutrition and emphasize healthy eating in every class. Parents/caregivers are welcome to drop-off or stay and watch. Classes are for ages 8 & older and advanced tickets for each class are required. Cost is $25 per class or purchase a Discounted 3-Class Bundle for $65.

For list of themes and to purchase tickets, click here.


Kids Cooking Birthday Parties Savannah PoolerKids Can Cook!
Tummy Time Foods provides hands-on cooking and nutrition events for kids of all ages! Tummy Time Foods’ signature Kids Cooking Parties are the tastiest way to learn and play! In addition to these deliciously amazing events, Tummy Time Food also provides Birthday Cooking Parties, At-Home Cooking Parties, Cooking Classes, Cooking Camps and Family Nutrition Coaching.

Looking for a creative idea for your child’s birthday? Looking for a creative activity for your kids during winter break? Book your Kids Cooking Party today at

Tummy Time Foods,, (912) 996-7120 email On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a advertiser


Savannah homeschool programs: Classical Conversations invites you to a free Parent Practicum in Rincon, Savannah

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Homeschool resources Savannah Pooler

Register for Classical Conversations Free Parent Practicum in Rincon, June 29-July 1 or in Savannah, June 8-10 2015.

What are the benefits of classical, Christian education? How can I give my children a classical, Christian education at home?

Join new and veteran homeschooling parents for three days of encouragement and inspiration as this group seeks to understand the classical model of education and learn how to apply it in Christian homeschooling.

This year, they’ll be digging deeper into understanding the art of inquiry.

Classical Conversations is excited to announce that the 2015 Parent Practicum theme will be science, emphasizing the building nature of science explorations: they lead to understanding and AWE.

The practicum will begin with the grammar stage of curiosity and wonder, through the dialectic, and end with the rhetoric stage of awe in the face of dawning understanding. Wonder to wonder!

Visit to register and for more information, including KIDS EDUCATIONAL CAMPS ($42 for 3 full days.)

Homeschool help resources in Savannah Classical Conversations

Homeschool resources Savannah Classical Conversations



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Independent Learning Network (Homeschool resource) offers partial scholarships for its 2015 Summer Enrichment Programs

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Independent Learning Network  ILN Homeschooling resource

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. – a homeschool resource in Savannah – is offering partial scholarships for its 2015 summer enrichment programs in Savannah. 

Interested parents should submit summer registration forms and indicate their interest in having their child considered for a generous reduction in the summer program fees.

See the 2015 summer enrichment programs by clicking here. 

For more information, please contact or (912) 355-7557

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the
academic excellence of home-based and other non-conventional learners. ILN offers individualized
educational plans, parent training, tutoring, monthly field trips, career readiness, and unique
summer programs.

ILN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religion in
administration of its acceptance policies, educational programs, or any other ILN-administered

The ILN Resource Center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 101, Savannah.

Independent Learning Network, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, 912-355-7557, On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a advertiser. 

FREE May Kids’ Events in Savannah

Monday, May 11th, 2015

free kids activities in Hilton Head Savannah

FREE Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry: Check out our FREE events page here.

May & June 2015 FREE Kids events

* FREE Admission to Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, May 22. Details here. 
* FREE Family Stargazing Night @ Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah, May 23. Details here.
* FREE ArtLab Savannah art class for kids of all ages, Noon May 23. Details here. 
* $1 Summer Kids Weekday Movies @ Savannah & Pooler theaters. Starting May 26. Details here. 
* FREE Summer Reading Programs performances/programs/science experiments start June 1. Details here. 
* FREE spray pools open June 1 @ various Savannah playgrounds including Hull & Forsyth Parks. Hours & details here.
* FREE Swing into Summer art kids’ party, Pooler, Scribble Art Studio in Pooler, June 5. Details here.
* FREE showings of “Big Hero 6” (Rated PG) @ various Live Oak Public Libraries, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 21, June 27,  June 30. Details here. 
* FREE build a load n’go truck at Home Depot kids workshops. 9AM June 6. Details here. 
* Free admission June 6 & 7 & 1st full wknd of each month @ EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columbia, SC. Details here.
* Buy One, Get One Free ticket with donation of two cans of food @ Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC during summer Toucan Tuesday deal, June 9-Aug. 18. Details here. 
* FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, 1-4PM June 13. Details here. 
* FREE Avengers workshop Build an Iron Man’s Avenjet @ Lowe’s stores 10AM June 13 Details here. 
* FREE Movies in the Park on Tybee Is.  The LEGO Movie. June 20 Details here. 
* FREE admission for dads @ Jacksonville Zoo & Garden on Father’s Day with purchase of one adult or child’s ticket & coupon. Details here.
* FREE Avengers workshop @ Lowe’s: build a Captain America motorcycle 10AM June 27. Pre-register. Details here. 


* FREE Summer Reading Programs performances/programs/science experiments start June 1. Details here. 
* FREE for kids Family Golf Clinics, 5PM Thursdays in May @ The Club at Savannah Harbor. Details here. 
* FREE STEAM: Have fun w/ Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math after-school programs for ages 5 & older @ some Live Oak Public Library branches. Details here.
* FREE Dog Days when beginner readers read aloud to therapy dogs for ages 5 & older @ some Live Oak Public Library branches. Details here.
* FREE LEGO® Builders Club for ages 5 & older @ some Live Oak Public Library branches. Details here.
* FREE kids’ nature programs including Thursdays Toddler Time @ Skidaway Is. State Park. Details here.
* FREE library storytimes, weekdays Mon-Thurs. Details here.
* FREE Farmers’ Markets in Savannah, Pooler, Bluffton, Wilmington Is., Richmond Hill, Hilton Head Is. Details here. 
* FREE family-friendly activities on Hilton Head Is. Details here.  

Details on all of the above & lots more local free family events here.

Plan a summer visit to Fort McAllister, Fort King George & Fort Morris

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Fort Morris Georgia State Parks Memorial Day 2015 Below are suggested forts, museums and battlefields near Savannah as well as others in Georgia for those that are up for a roadtrip. For directions and admission fees, visit

FREE Parking & Admission Pass

Live Oak Public Libraries customers with valid library cards can borrow a Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites “Park Pass.” The passes are good for free parking or admission at any of the 63 parks statewide. For more information, click here. 

Forts near Savannah

Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
This beautiful park south of Savannah marked the end of General Sherman’s March to the Sea and is the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. On Saturday, May 23, watch a program about Civil War soldiers, as well as musket and cannon firings. Nestled among giant live oaks and Spanish moss, this park is also a great place for camping, hiking, fishing and boating. Cabins overlook the forest and marsh. For details on special Memorial Day Weekend family & kids events happening May 23 @ Fort McAllister click here. 

Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien
From 1721 until 1736, this fort was the southern outpost of the British empire in North America. Climb into the reconstructed cypress blockhouse, explore the palisaded earthen fort and tabby ruins, tour the museum. Be sure to hike the pretty nature trail following the river and marsh. For those wishing to take a mini staycation while in the area, campsites and cabins are nearby at Fort McAllister and Skidaway Island state parks.

Fort Morris State Historic Site, Midway
This earthen fort on the Medway River protected Georgia against the British in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. A museum describes the colonial port of Sunbury, and a nature trail and picnic sites are available. For a holiday getaway, cabins and campsites are found nearby at Fort McAllister and Skidaway Island state parks.

Other forts throughout Georgia

Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, Dallas
Pickett’s Mill is one of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation, highlighted with a museum, earthworks and wooded trails. The 1864 battle was one of the few Confederate victories during General Sherman’s Georgia campaign. Water lovers may want to spend Memorial Day weekend nearby at Red Top Mountain State Park on Lake Allatoona, where they can also visit Allatoona Pass Battlefield.

A.H. Stephens State Historic Park, Crawfordville
This park is named for the Confederate Vice President, and his 1875 home, Liberty Hall, is furnished and open for tours. A museum houses one of the finest collections of Civil War artifacts in Georgia. Families can also enjoy geocaching, fishing, hiking and boating at the park. Campsites and cabins are available for overnight getaways.

Georgia Veterans State Park, Cordele
Established as a memorial to U.S. veterans, this park features a museum with aircraft (including a Boeing B-29A), armored vehicles, uniforms, weapons, medals and other items from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War. Park visitors can also enjoy camping, cabins, Lake Blackshear Resort, golf and boating.

BugFest 2015 & Summer Hours @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, May 11th, 2015

BugFest Savannah Children's Museum 2015

BugFest 2015‬ is almost here.

On May 23rd from 10am-4pm, Savannah Children’s Museum will be celebrating everything buggy.

All ages will enjoy the activities, specimens, and special guests.

Admission is free for CHS members.  Admission for non-members will be $10 at the door.

Come for a day full of fun with Savannah Bee Company, Scribble Art Studio and more.

More details here.


SCM will open on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. Come by and visit from 10AM-4PM

(Savannah Children’s Museum will open on days that Chatham County schools are closed)


Summer Hours are coming to Savannah Children’s Museum.

Beginning on May 31st, SCM will be closed on Sunday and open from 9am-2pm Monday-Saturday.

SCM will be closed on Friday, June 12 in order to set up for our Un-Gala: A Children’s Museum FUNdraiser! This is an adults-only event with delicious food, libations, games, music, and FUN!


For daily programs during school year hours, click here. 

Wed-Sat 10AM-4PM
Sun. 11AM-4PM
Mon. & Tues. closed with the exception of school holidays. Special Monday openings 10AM-4PM when Chatham County schools are not in session.

Daily programs

SCM Daily Programming for the month of June:
10AM Rockstar Reading
11AM Awesome Art
11:30-12:30 Water Wonders
1PM Super Science

Weekly themes for the programs:
June 1-6           School’s Out For Summer!  fun summer activities
June 8-13          Blast Off!  exploring outer space
June 15-20        I like to move it, move it!  health and fitness
June 22-27        Creepy Crawlies!  insects, reptiles, & amphibians
June 29-July 4   Stars and Stripes!  celebrating America’s history

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

Childcare Network Adventure Summer Camp in Savannah, Wilmington Is.

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Summer Childcare Savannah Wilmington Island Childcare Network

A summer of fun awaits at Childcare Network’s Adventure Summer Camp!

Childcare Network is featuring 10 awesome themes, including Amazing Race, Summer Rocks, Super Heroes, Unusual Animals from Around the World, & many more.

Their Adventure Summer Camp Program is designed to provide a fun and exciting environment for your child, while continuing to help them explore and discover the world around them.

Call Childcare Network today at 855-792-6976 to reserve your spot.

Learn more here. 

Learn more here. 

Childcare Network has 3 Savannah locations & 1 Pooler location coming soon,,  On Facebook here.   Childcare Network is a advertiser

Stroller Tours & Telfair Tots @ Owens Thomas House in Savannah, Sept. 17

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Stroller Tours, Telfair Tots

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 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.

Explore the different rooms of the Owens-Thomas House.
Register here.

Explore color and pattern and light.
Register here.

MONET! – NOV. 19 2015
Paint like Monet at the Jepson Center!
Register here.

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.

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

Explore the different rooms of the Owens-Thomas House & practice faux painting.
Register here. 

Explore the Impressionist artwork at the Telfair Academy and talk about the color of light.
Register here. 

MONET! – NOV. 19 2015
Paint like Monet at the Jepson Center!
Register here. 

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

The two above 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. 



Located in the Jepson Center
A great place to visit after school, on a rainy day, on weekends, or just anytime, the Telfair’s hands-on learning gallery and interactive exhibits provide an excellent introduction to big ideas about art. Click here to learn more.

Activity Downloads
Download activity sheets here on the educational resources page before your museum visit and explore the museum with fun and educational search activities.


FREE Family Days (Details here.)
Telfair Museums FREE family days will be on one Saturday of each month, 1-4 PM through 2015. These events highlight a different exhibition each month and feature art-making activities for visitors of all ages.  More info here.

Free Family Day Saturday, Sept. 12 | 1-4pm | Owens-Thomas House

Come for an afternoon of history, craft demonstrations, and exploration at the Owens-Thomas House.

The main floor of the house will be open for interpretive tours in which families will meet characters from the history of the house, including Mary Maxwell and the Marquis de Lafayette, and learn about tea and entertaining customs of the period.
Visitors will see demonstrations of traditional methods of spinning and bread making and learn to play games such as marbles and croquet that were likely enjoyed by children in the household. Families will also see a demonstration of the faux-finishing techniques used in the house, participate in drawing activities, and learn to embroider!

Free and open to the public

Owens Thomas House
124 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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


Special Needs Scholarship for Music Classes, Savannah

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Kindermusik Savannah Mommy and Me EventsDo you have or know of a baby with any type of special need – development delays, hearing impediments, language issues or others? Kindermusik classes in Savannah can be of great benefit.

Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano will be offering an entire month of FREE CLASSES IN JUNE for one winner of our Annual Special Needs Scholarship. One child age newborn to 3 will be awarded a month of weekly classes and at-home materials.

To apply, please email and write “Kindermusik scholarship” in the subject line. Deadline for applications: May 29, 2015.

Also, join Kindermusik for three mornings of choo-choo-ing fun as we offer our May Musical play date three times. The theme is TRAINS.

Class will be offered Tuesday, May 26, Wednesday, May 27, and Saturday, May 30 at 10:00am. Play dates are open to ages 0-7.

To enroll, visit or call 912.988.KEYS.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik Savannah, email, 912.988.KEYS (5397)  Kindermusik is a advertiser

New location in Rincon for pediatric speech, physical & occupational therapy

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Speech therapy physical therapy in Rincon All Children's Rehab All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is now accepting new patients for their new location in Rincon, GA.

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic  offers speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Address: 586 S Columbia Ave suite 14, Rincon, Ga

For more info, email

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic offers speech therapy, language enrichment and occupational therapy with two other office locations- Savannah and Hinesville.

Services offerd by All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic include:
*specialized programs including Therapies in English, Spanish, or Bilingual ( Spanish-English);
*PROMPT for Apraxia of speech;
*Barton reading Program for reading difficulties;
*FREE Dyslexia Support group.

The clinic also has volunteer opportunities for high school students and college students studying education or Allied Health Professions (Speech and OT)

Other locations

9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202
Savannah, Georgia 31406

933 E. G Miles Parkway Suite 105
Hinesville. Georgia 31313

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406, 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a advertiser 

Summer 2015: FREE Spray Pools in Savannah, June 1-July 24

Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Spray Pools/Spray Pads Free Summer Kids Activities in Savannah

Hull Park Spray Pool

UPDATE:  Forsyth Park spray pool will not open June 1 as initially scheduled & is closed indefinitely.

Summer in Savannah means time for free spray pools in Savannah parks.

Kids can enjoy a cool water experience at the park under adult supervision.

Locations include: Avondale, Hull Park, Forrest Hills, Paulsen, 38th Street Park, Savannah Gardens, and Victory Heights Parks. Learn more here.

For the 2015 Summer Season, spray pools will open June 1 through July 24, Monday through Friday, from 10 AM-3 PM

Forsyth Park spray pool hours: Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Sunday, noon to 6 PM UPDATE:  Forsyth Park spray pool will not open June 1 as initially scheduled & is closed indefinitely according to the City of Savannah 311 info line.

Hull Park spray pool hours (55th Street & Atlantic Avenue in Ardsley Park): Saturday, 10 AM to 3 PM in addition to regular weekday hours M-F, 10AM-3PM.


Summer 2015 Deals: Toucan Tuesdays (2 tickets for price of 1) at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Toucan Tuesday free ticket Riverbanks Zoo Toucan Tuesdays @ Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens in Columbia, SC

Every Tuesday this Summer: June 9, 2015-August 18, 2015

Enjoy BOGO admission at Riverbanks every Tuesday this summer with a donation of two cans of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank.

In addition to pay-one-price admission, guests who donate on a Toucan Tuesday also will receive hot savings for keeping cool: $2 16oz. ICEE’s, $2 16oz. fountain drinks and a 2-for-$20 special on misting fans sold at various locations throughout the park. Donations bins are located at both the Zoo and Garden entrance. For more information, visit

If you make the trek to Columbia, be sure to check out our list of Things To Do With Kids in Columbia, S.C.

Free kids nature programs & National Kids in the Park Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park ($5 parking), Savannah

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

free kids nature activities Savannah Skidaway Island State Park

Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays during May 2015 including free  Toddler Time for kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers at 10 AM Thursdays. Bring your child to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme.

Other free kids’ nature programs include: National Kids in the Park Day on May 16, hikes, a feral hogs program, birds of prey program & more.

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

FREE Parking Pass

Live Oak Public Libraries customers with valid library cards can borrow a Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites “Park Pass.” The passes are good for free parking or admission at any of the 63 parks statewide. For more information, click here. 


Saturday, May 16th, at 1:00pm is
National Kids in the Park Day. 

Celebrate this day by competing in a number of yard games, such as water balloon tosses and sack races. The is a fantastic family outing!

$5 parking.


Meet a Park Ranger

Join one of Skidaway Is. State Park rangers every Friday morning at 9:00 am to discuss all things Skidaway Island State Park. Learn what it’s like to be a ranger, what it takes to manage the park, or what the daily dealings/activities are. The possibilities are endless.

So come for great coffee, great discussion, and a great time.

See you at the Interpretive Center on Friday


Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.


Georgia Tech Summer Camp at Windsor Forest Elementary, Savannah

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Georgia Tech Summer Camps Science and Technology SavannahGive your kids a unique summer camp experience focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math @ Georgia Tech Savannah Science & Technology Summer Camps 2015.

Full STEAM Ahead

Savannah Summer Camp enriches and encourages STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) learning for your child.

One Georgia Tech Savannah Full STEAM Ahead camp is Wild Blue Yonder at Windsor Forest Elementary the Week of June 22 2015.

Help your student fly high in the sky with our great range of air and flight related activities in Wild Blue Yonder. Learn about Bernoulli’s principle, how the aerofoil works and the forces involved in flying. Activities using balloons, paper airplanes, kites, gliders, helicopters and more will be part of this week.

Kids will enjoy hands on fun while they learn about interesting flight related principles and science facts. Art and technology are a part of every week in Full STEAM Ahead!

Windsor Forest Elementary
414 Briarcliff Circle
Savannah, Georgia 31419

Register for Wild Blue Yonder camp by clicking here. 

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FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums in July & August

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Free kids' events in Savannah

FREE Family Days (Details here.)
Telfair Museums FREE family days will be on one Saturday of each month, 1-4 PM through 2015. These events highlight a different exhibition each month and feature art-making activities for visitors of all ages.  More info here. 



Life’s a Beach
Jepson Center

Beach baby, beach baby, get ready for fun in the sun! Learn how to make DIY flip-flops and kites, and have your photo taken at exotic beaches from around the world with our beach-chair green screen. Younger children will enjoy story time, and families can take Eye Spy tours of the exhibition.


I Love the 90s
Jepson Center

“Come as you are” to the museum for a 90s dance party! Make your own temporary tattoos, and strike a pose to take our one-minute sculpture photo challenge. Explore identity, technology, and global themes in studio and gallery activities.

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


FREE Movies in the Park Summer 2015, Tybee Island

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

free summer movies in the park Tybee Island 2015

Tybee Island summertime Movies in the Park start in June 2015.

Every third Saturday evening during the summer months at Memorial Park on Tybee Island, a family friendly movie will be projected on the side of the Tybee Gym compliments of the City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority / Main Street Program and Partners.

Please note that the movie start time is an estimate. The movie will begin when it is dark enough for it to be visible once projected on the gym.

8:30 PM

Contact Chantel Morton, 912-472-5071, email