Archive for August, 2015

FREE Oktoberfest & Wiener Dog Races 2015, Savannah, Oct. 3

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Oktoberfest Weiner Dog races; free kids events in Savannah Fall 2014It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration at Savannah’s 32st Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street!

Enjoy a bit of Germany…Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News. There will be regional arts & crafts exhibitors, live entertainment on the Arbor Stage, and all weekend long.

WHEN: Oct. 2-Oct. 4, 2015 all-day
WHERE: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, 31401

COST: Free & Open to the Public
CONTACT: Savannah Waterfront Association, 912.234.0295

Festival Hours
Friday, October 2 from 4-10pm,
Saturday, October 3 from 10am-10pm
Sunday, October 4 from 10am-5pm.

First Fridays & Saturdays on the River take place each month from March-December.

Spanish tall ship El Galeon San Pelayo will be @ Savannah River Street, Sept. 23-Oct. 3. Open for tours. Hours & details here.

Reminder: you can take the free ferry ride from the Westin on Hutchinson Is. across the Savannah River to River Street  & then take it back. Kids love the boat ride.

Oktoberfest Savannah 2015 River Street




Big Blue Live starts Aug. 31 on PBS

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Big Blue Live PBS BBC Savannah GPBBIG BLUE LIVE airs live on PBS over three nights, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2015, 8-9PM ET (in Savannah on GPB/Georgia Public Broadcasting & in South Carolina on ETV)

Big Blue Live celebrates a wildlife success story and marine animal phenomenon: humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and brown pelican and more all convene in Monterey Bay once a year.

In this live television and multimedia event,  scientists, filmmakers and photographers, animal behaviorists and other experts will come together for two amazing live weeks in late August and early September to document the extraordinary rejuvenation of the once endangered and now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California.

Watch a preview for the 3-day live event here. 

Fall 2015 Savannah art workshops for kids include Parent & Child Mask Making & more

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Fall children's art classes, workshops in Savannah

Register for City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs children’s art classes & parent & me workshops for Fall 2015.

Registration info here. 

Fall 2015 Classes & Workshops run Sept. 14 – Oct. 24 @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios at 9 W. Henry St.

Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required.  Credit cards are accepted.

Adult classes & workshops also available. For a full schedule of Fall 2015 class & workshop descriptions, click here.

Questions? Call 912-651-6783.

Youth Workshops


Fused Glass Wind Chime
Instructor: Christine Hefner
Ages 12+, Saturday, Oct. 3, 10am-12pm
Join this hands-on workshop open to all skill levels interested in fused glass. Students will learn basic glass cutting and fusing techniques creating a unique fused glass wind chime.
$15/$10 city resident

Parent and Child: Felted Stuffed Fish NEW
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 5+, Saturday, Oct. 3, 10am-12pm
In this two hour parent and child workshop, students will learn how to design a felted fish pillow. Basic sewing, stitching and embroidery techniques will be taught.
$15/$10 city resident

“I can’t” (Yes you can) – A Multimedia Workshop NEW
Instructor: Coco Papy
Ages 8+, Saturday, Oct. 3, 10am-12pm
A one day workshop that explores how the feelings of ‘I can’t’ keep you from creating a work of art.
Do you give up before you even get going? That what is in your head doesn’t match what’s on the paper? Ever looked at what you are working on in front of you and said, I can’t? Well no more can’t! This course is designed to strengthen and expand your art-making skills and ideas through a creative exploration of traditional and unconventional materials.
$15/$10 city resident

Fused Glass Checkerboard & Checkers
Instructor: Christine Hefner
Ages 14+, Saturday, Oct. 10, 10am-12pm
In this workshop, students will learn how to uniformly cut glass to make a one-of-a-kind checkerboard. Students will also learn how to make simple checkers pieces for a fun and creative way to enhance your game night!
$35/$30 city resident

Everything Not Sewn: Felting Workshop NEW
Instructor: Camille Hulbert
Ages 12+, Saturday, Oct. 10, 10am – 2pm
In this one day workshop students will learn the traditional art of felting as a non-woven or sewn fiber arts application. Students will learn basic techniques in both binding and wet felting.
$35/$30 city resident

Instructor: Clair Buckner
All Ages, Saturday, Oct. 24, 10am – 2pm
This ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique in which 1800° glowing red hot works are removed from the kiln and placed into a reduction chamber filled with combustibles is sure to inflame and inspire. Personal bisque fired works can be glazed and fired. Pieces will be available for those who want to participate.
$10 per piece fired

Festive Mask Making
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 8+, Saturday, Oct. 24, 10am-12pm
Come transform yourself into any creature you’d like! In this two hour workshop, students will learn how to make a festive mask out of felt! Basic sewing and embroidery techniques will be covered.
$15/$10 city resident

Youth Classes

Children’s Clay (6 Weeks)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 8-12, Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Oct 21, 3:45-4:45pm
This introductory clay class will teach young students the fundamentals of hand building and sculpture. Students will work with coils and slabs and a variety of glazes.
$85/$80 city resident

Perspective Drawing for Teens (6 weeks) NEW
Instructor: TBD
Ages 12-16, Wednesday, Sept. 16- Oct. 21, 4:30-5:30pm
Students enrolled in the course will be taught how to create artwork in one and two point perspective using a step-by-step method. Lessons and information taught will be related to real world applications and techniques
$85/$80 city resident

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a advertiser 

Get Air Savannah new trampoline park opens in Savannah

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Get Air Savannah Trampoline Park If they can walk, they can jump.

That’s the answer from Get Air Savannah – the new indoor trampoline park that just opened on Ogeechee Road next to Planet Fitness in Savannah – when asked about age limits.

Get Air Savannah includes a kiddie court. Small Air is a fun corner of the Get Air Trampoline Park reserved for kids under 46 inches. Kids can slide or tumble down the vertical trampolines—or just bounce—around without having to watch out for the big kids.

The rest of Get Air Savannah includes: trampolines, ninja course, dodge ball, foam pit, slack line, slam ball, fidget ladder & more.

Yes, Get Air Savannah certainly will host children’s birthdays & work parties.

Get Air Savannah
3609 Ogeechee Rd, Suite B
Savannah, Georgia
(912) 319-0047

Monday to Thursday 10 AM to 10 PM
Friday to Saturday – 10 AM to Midnight
Sunday – 10 AM to 8 PM

Big Air
1st Hour – $13
2nd Hour – $13 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
$7 (Monday-Thursday)

Small Air
1st Hour – $9
2nd Hour – $9 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
$6 (Monday-Thursday)

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah offers portfolio prep for prospective Arts Academy & Garrison students

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Portfolio prep art classes Savannah Scribble Art Studio

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah has plenty of experience putting together accomplished portfolios for prospective Savannah Arts Academy & Garrison students.

Jose Ray – voted Savannah’s “Best Visual Artist″ by the readers of Connect 2013 & 2014 – will teach the portfolio prep classes.

Students will practice an array of drawing techniques and develop an understanding of the elements required to create successful works.

Give your child the competitive edge & enroll your child in this portfolio prep class that will be Thursdays, 6-7PM Sept. 10-Oct. 29 2015.

To register, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as 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 STEM Festival, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Sept. 26

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

STEM Festival Statesboro 2015

Bring the kids to celebrate Science, Engineering, Technology and Math at Georgia Southern University at STEM Festival 2015 in Statesboro.

This FREE fun-filled community event will be Sat. Sept. 26, 2015
10AM-4 PM

Nessmith-Lane Building
*847 Plant Drive on the Georgia Southern Campus

50+ Exploration stations will provide hands-on activities for children young and old. Activities appropriate for elementary, middle and high school will be available.

STEM Fest activities include:

See robotics in action
Check out the STE(A)M Truck, a mobile innovation lab.
Learn how video games are created
Make ice-cream with liquid nitrogen
Blast off Alka-Seltzer rockets
Learn about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Gaze at the stars in Georgia Southern’s Planetarium
Learn about Georgia Archaeology with the ArchaeoBus
Participate with NASA
Go on a mission with the Army
Visit Georgia Southern Museum & see its 26-foot long Mosasaur skeleton
Participate in the Pallet Building Challenge!

Free guest parking will be available in lot #32; bus parking available in lot C behind the Nessmith Lane building
Food will be available for purchase.

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University, (912) 478-2549,



The Art Bash Studio in Savannah offers Family Time painting on Saturdays

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015


art bash studio savannah SATURDAY FAMILY FUN at The Art Bash Studio in Savannah

The Art Bash Studio – well known for their open public & private painting parties for adults, ladies’ night out creative events, painting birthday & bridal party bashes – now offers Family Time painting on Saturdays. The Art Bash Studio is at 7704 Waters Ave. (between Eisenhower and Mall Blvd)

For Saturday Family Time, bring your favorite soft drink. Needless to say, alcohol will not be served at Family Time.

NOTE: Children may not be dropped off. Supervision is required by another painter age 16 or older.

Upcoming Family Time themes & times include:


art bash studio savannah family painting time ‘Gecko del Sol’ 1PM Aug. 29 2015 
Cost: $30 for 2.5 hrs
For AGES 10 & older.
Door opens at 12:30PM.
Pre-registration required. Sign up by clicking here.

View the Art Bash Studio calendar by clicking here for other classes & events.

The Art Bash Studio, 7704 Waters Ave. (between Eisenhower and Mall Blvd), tel: 912.484.3438, email, The Art Bash Studio is advertiser. 

FREE Fishing Event for ages 5-12, Tybee Is., Sept. 26

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Free Fishing Tybee event for kids 2015 Bring your kids to the FREE Gage Ochsner Kids Fishing & Coastal Water Safety event 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 26 2015 at the Tybee Pier & Pavilion on Tybee Island.

The day of FREE fun for kids ages 5 to 12 is being held in conjunction with Georgia’s free fishing day & is sponsored by Safe Kids Savannah, the Chatham County Aquatic Center, & the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to promote fishing as a family activity & water safety.

This is the sixth consecutive year for the event which is named in memory of Gage Ochsner, M.D., a long-time supporter of Safe Kids Savannah and specifically the Kids Fishing and Coastal Water Safety event.

Pre-registration is required.

Entry is limited and pre-registration is required. No registration will be allowed on the day of the event.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah or downloaded from

All participants will receive a rod and reel, bait, and tackle box.

For more information on the event please call 652-6793.



Savannah’s biggest children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – is Sept. 24-26, 2015!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

High Cotton Kids Savannah Sale Spring 2014

Come shop consignment at its finest. High Cotton Kids is THE place to save a lot of money, make a lot of money and have a great time doing both! This fall’s upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local retailers.

Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price! There is something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all fall and winter.

Consignor registration is open! Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 60-70% of their sales! High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items we accept and do not accept click here.

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event is sponsored by: Rodan and Fields-Britt Buckler Executive Consultant, Threads at Annabelle’s Home and Gifts, The Art of Birth Photography Studio and Spices Etc. Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here.

High Cotton Kids,, email  High Cotton Kids is a advertiser

Savannah reptile show: ReptiDay Savannah 2015 by Repticon, Sept. 6

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Repticon Reptile Day Savannah 2015 ReptiDay

ReptiDay Savannah Show by Repticon will be Sun. Sept 6, 2015  at the Alee Shrine at 100 Eisenberg Drive (off Skidaway Road) Savannah 31406.

The one-day reptile show and sale is organized by same team that has produced Repticon reptile Savannah expos at the Georgia Army National Guard Armory in the past.

ReptiDay will feature everything that you’ve come to love the most about Repticon all packed into a single day. See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals at live seminars and demonstrations.

ReptiDay Savannah
September 6, 2015
Location: Alee Shrine
100 Eisenberg Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
Click here for map

Hours: Sunday: 10AM-5PM (Early Entry at 9:30 am)

Presentations: (Events & Times Subject to Change)
11AM- Georgia Reptile Society – Live Animal Presentation
12PM – Cold Blood Creations – Reptiles as pets
1PM- Georgia Reptile Society – Live Animal Presentation
2PM – Southern Charm Rabbitry – Rabbits 101
3PM – Cold Blood Creations – Reptiles as pets
4PM – Georgia Reptile Society – Live Animal Presentation


General Admission Tickets are sold at the door from 10:00am-5:00pm.
$10 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and younger are free.
Online Tickets: Good for All Day.
Pre-Sale/Early Admission from 9:30-10:00am.
$12 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
Early Admission Tickets may be purchased at the door from 9:30-10:00am.

Online ticket details here. 

Register your child for Tybee Island 7th Annual Spelling Bee, Oct. 1

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Spelling Bee Tybee Island 2015 Students in 4th-8th grade are invited to participate in Tybee Island’s 7th Annual Spelling Bee, 6:30 PM Thursday, October 1, 2015 @ Tybee YMCA gym. (Teams arrive at 6PM)

All money raised will be donated to the Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

Organizers are seeking teams to participate (students in 4th – 8th grade from any schools or home-schoolers) as well as sponsors to help underwrite the event, and of course, people to come cheer on the teams.

Admission is $5 per adult, $2 per student.

There will also be a split-the-pot raffle available. Tickets will be sold prior to the bee and the night of. Raffle tickets at $5 each or 5 for $20.

Teams are given rules and asked to familiarize themselves with them. The teams have 4 people on them. There are 3 adults and one student (grades 4-8). If a team needs a student, the school has them waiting in the wings. The teams can huddle after they are given the word, then only one person comes to the microphone at a time. Each person on the team spells in turn.

Teams can raise money for their team to earn a “spell-a-gain.” The team who raises the most money wins one “spell-a-gain”, which entitles that team to a new word if they misspelled the word given.

A second “spell-a-gain” will be awarded to a team. For every $100 each team raises the team’s name will be placed in the hat. So if they raise $200, it will be placed in twice, $300 three times, etc. One lucky team will be drawn from the hat and awarded a “spell-a-gain”.

All money earned by the teams should be cash or checks made payable to Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

Words used will be taken from the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee here.

Teams dress up, and act crazy. It’s a family event and lots of fun for all.

Contact Rory Coyle via email at or Brenda Marion via email at

Tybee Spelling Bee, Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:30PM (Teams arrive at 6PM), Tybee YMCA gym

FREE Bacon Fest 2015 & Fireworks, Savannah River Street, Sept. 4-5

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Bacon Fest 2015 Savannah Free family events BACON FEST 2015 at Savannah’s Historic River Street

The 2nd annual event will be Sept. 4 & 5 2015. Get ready because select local restaurants will be serving up their mouthwatering bacon creations which will be available for purchase.

Items available include: candied bacon, bacon popcorn, bacon brownies, bacon wrapped shrimp, bacon wrapped hot dogs, bacon cream soda ice cream float, bacon chips with peach jelly dip, pulled pork stuffed bacon poppers, and bacon super chicken bombs. You can find these items and more served up from these local favorites: Ampersand, Andaz Savannah, Bayou Café, Cheesecake Market, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Feather & Freight, Leopold’s Ice Cream, Savannah Rae’s Popcorn, The Naked Dog, Tondee’s Tavern, Treylor Park, and Wet Willies.

Bacon Fest will kick-off on Fri. Sept. 4 from 4-10PM. September First Friday Fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s begin at 9:30PM. The festivities will continue on Sat. Sept. 5 from 10AM-10PM.

Regional artisans will be set up along Rousakis Plaza displaying a variety of handmade works for festival goers to browse through.

Reminder: you can take the free ferry ride from the Westin on Hutchinson Is. across the Savannah River to River Street  & then take it back. Kids love the boat ride.

First Fridays & Saturdays on the River take place each month from March-December.


Golf specials during Labor Day Week 2015 @ The Club at Savannah Harbor

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Labor Day golf specials Savannah Club at Savannah HarborSupport the Red, White & Blue by Hittin’ the Greens

Join The  Club at Savannah Harbor during Labor Day Week to celebrate our troops’ contributions to the United States.

From Aug. 31-Sept.7, enjoy $55 rounds of golf with a minimum $5 donation to Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization which provides post-secondary scholarships for families of military killed or disabled while serving the United States.

Special events

Compete to win a twosome. $1 entry fee;
Proceeds benefit Folds of Honor Foundation.
Non-golfers welcome to participate.
FRI. SEPT. 4, 1-5 PM & SAT. SEPT. 5, 11 AM-3 PM

Honor our soldiers and local heroes with a special ceremony. Enjoy the Savannah Pipe and Drum Corps bag pipe performance and local Boy Scout troops colorguard show.
SAT. SEPT. 5, 12 PM
The program includes:
*specially selected red, white & blue merchandise on sale in the golf shop
*military discounts throughout the weekend (with valid ID)

Please call 912.201.2240 to book your tee time today.

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email or click here.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, email,   The Club at Savannah Harbor is a advertiser.

Daily programs, different themes each week @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Savannah Children's Museum School Year Hours


Savannah Children's Museum Summer Hours 2015Remember when thinking of things to do with the kids, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programs with different themes each week. The programs are included in the purchase of your museum pass and free for members.

Here’s the list of upcoming daily programs.

SCM Daily Programming through Aug.29:
10AM: Rockstar Reading
11AM: Awesome Art
11:30AM: Water Wonders
1PM: Super Science

School hours begin Aug. 30 2015
School Hours
Closed: Monday & Tuesday (for large groups)
Wednesday-Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: 11-4

SCM Daily Programming schedule beginning Sun. Aug.30:
Rockstar Reading: Sunday 11:30AM, Wednesday-Saturday 10:30AM
Awesome Art: Sunday 12:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 11:30AM
Family Fitness: Sunday 1:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 12:30PM
Super Science: Sunday 2:30PM, Wednesday-Saturday 1:30PM

Upcoming weekly themes:
Aug 24-29 My Heritage different cultures around the world
Aug 30-Sept 5 Apple Orchard investigate and experiment with apples
Sept 6-12 Down on the Farm Fall harvest and farming
Sept 13-19 Autumn Leaves examine and learn about Fall leaves
Sept 20-26 Change of Seasons learn about the changing seasons
Sept 27-Oct 3 Pumpkin Patch discover and experiment with pumpkins

Email with any questions.


Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401,, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser 


County Fairs 2015 with rides in Chatham, Effingham & Bulloch County

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Fall County Fairs Rides Effingham, Bulloch Chatham If crisp mornings & autumn light have you hankering to take the kids to seek out Charlotte & Wilbur at a county fair, here are a few near Savannah to check out:

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, Statesboro
Oct. 19-24 2015
Carnival rides, food, shows including “Chase’s Racing, Swimming Pigs”, educational exhibits, free animal shows nightly, a working blacksmith shop, grits mill, live syrup making, Kiwanis Pancakes & Sausage
16942 Highway 67 South
Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Details here.

Effingham County Fair, Springfield
Oct. 19-24 2015
Fair Grounds, Springfield
Details here.

Coastal Empire Fair, Savannah
Nov. 5-15 2015
4801 Meding St Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 354-3542
Entertainment includes carnival rides, Staples Safari Show, Rosaire’s Racing Pigs. Details here. (Please note there was a shooting at the Coastal Empire Fair in 2012. Details here. )



Halloween 2015: Haunted Trail & Falloween Family Fun Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Pumpkin Patches, Farms, hayrides Savannah Halloween kids events Pooler Hilton HeadHaunted Trail @ Skidaway Is. State Park
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 until Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
If you dare, wind through dark shadows in the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. The Park Ranger will guide you into the graveyard beneath ancient oak trees. Keep close together and perhaps you will be safe from the ghosts and ghouls drifting under moonlight darkened by looming clouds and fog.
Cost $5 per person $5 parking.
Handicapped Accessible

Fall-oween Family Fun Day & Trick-or-Treating in the campground @ Skidaway Is. State Park
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Celebrate fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Hop on a hayride and tour the park. There will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Bring a bag to trick-or-treat through the campground.
Trick-or-treating will begin at 3pm.
$2 plus $5 parking.


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. 


Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300,



Historical entertainment: Stranger Than Fiction, An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

 Stranger Than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah at Davenport House Museum

October 2015: Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Stranger than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah at the Davenport House Museum in Savannah

This Halloween season in Savannah experience a New Show from those who have pleased crowds in the past.

During October 2015, see an historical entertainment on the many EXTRAORDINARY ideas, beliefs and objects with which people in the 1820s would have been familiar. Images and phenomena to be considered include VISUALIZATION OF THE SUPERNATURAL, Phantasmagoria, Frankenstein, Animal Magnetism and THE COURT OF DEATH. While visitors maneuver the historic site they will come into contact with those who lived there in 1828 as they hear about what thrilled, scared and horrified Savannahians of that time. Attention will be paid to spiritual convictions of Lowcountry African Americans of the past.

Advance purchase: $22. At the door: $25
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. Call 912-236-8097 or click here. 

DATES: October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
Experience a New Show from those who have pleased crowds in the past.
This October see an historical entertainment on the many EXTRAORDINARY ideas, beliefs and objects with which people in the 1820s would have been familiar. Images and phenomena to be considered include VISUALIZATION OF THE SUPERNATURAL, Phantasmagoria, Frankenstein, Animal Magnetism and THE COURT OF DEATH. While visitors maneuver the historic site they will come into contact with those who lived there in 1828 as they hear about what thrilled, scared and horrified Savannahians of that time. Attention will be paid to spiritual convictions of Lowcountry African Americans of the past.

Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

Davenport House, 324 E State St, Savannah, 31401, (912) 236-8097,



Pin Point Seafood Festival, Savannah, Sept. 19

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Pin Point Seafood Festival is a festival that highlights the great taste of seafood from the historical Pin Point community in Savannah.

Live music. All kinds of seafood.

$5 admission. $10 admission to the Pin Point Heritage Museum.

10 AM-8 PM Sat. Sept. 19 2015 @ 9992 Pinpoint Road.

Learn more here.

Pin Point Seafood Festival, 9992 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, Ga. 31406, (912) 596-8631


Created by a mom and loved by moms, this app is for you…

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

VarageSale in Savannah Are the toys in your basement reproducing overnight? Sick and tired of staring at those skinny jeans from your college days? Kitchen appliances gathering dust? Earn extra cash selling them on VarageSale!

Already loved by millions of members across North America, VarageSale is the online marketplace for moms to buy and sell with local families—and it’s finally launching in the Savannah and surrounding areas this August! The best part? It’s FREE to use.

If you’re one of the first 500 new users to sign up and post an item for sale with the #vsreward, you’ll get $10… just for posting! This limited time offer is available to new VarageSale users only.

To get started:
1. Pull out your smartphone, download the app and sign up—it only takes seconds.

2. Join the new Savannah Buy & Sell Community

3. Open the app and post a photo of an item you want to sell. Make sure to add the hashtag #vsreward in your item description.

Read the full terms online:

Happy posting, mamas!

-the VarageSale team

This is a sponsored post by VarageSale, a advertiser

2015 Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Oct. 3, Savannah

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society The 2015 Buddy Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10AM in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

The 10th annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). About four thousand people attended the walk last year and thousands are expected to attend the event this year. The Buddy Walk raises awareness and funds for local programs, includingCamp Buddy, that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families.

The Buddy Walk Program encourages participants of all ages and abilities. Carriages, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets are all welcome. The goals are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice. Past Buddy Walk events have raised millions to benefit education, research, and advocacy initiatives nationally, as well as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services here in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.

Cheerers needed

Calling all zealous kids & high-spirited merry-makers. Organizers of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society 9th Annual Buddy Walk want YOU to line the corners of the Forsyth Park (Drayton and Gaston; Drayton & Park; Whitaker & Gaston; Whitaker & Park) to encourage & Hi-Five all the walkers @ the 1-mile fundraising walk taking place this Sat. Oct. 3. The LDSS team will be recognizing three cheerers from the crowd, based on: “Most Spirited”; “Puts a Smile on My Face” ; “Unsung Hero”. Group Cheer Squads are welcome,too. For more info, contact Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505, or Joe Marchese at 912-213-9999,

Family Fun Festival

The walk begins at 10 a.m. with a Family Fun Festival being held immediately thereafter. A wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, other games, as well as music and refreshments will last until 2pm.

Register for the Buddy Walk

The LDSS Buddy Walk is one of more than 300 Buddy Walks taking place across the country this October to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Online registration is available at until Wednesday, Oct 1 at midnight. Participants can also signup starting at 8:30 am the day of the event. Registration is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four, which includes a T-Shirt, lunch and admission to the festival. For more information, contact Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or, or


The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a non-profit support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. We encourage people to bring their children. They are an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. More info here. 



Giveaway: 2 preview passes & $25 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market upscale Fall 2015 consignment sale, Savannah

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Coastal Kids Market Fall 2015 Savannah

What deals do you hope to find @ Coastal Kids Market Fall 2015 Sale ?

Tell us by commenting on the Coastal Kids Market Facebook page here to be eligible to win this week’s giveaway: 2 preview passes and $25 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market upscale Fall 2015 consignment sale. 

Please say sent you!

Deadline to enter is 10 PM Monday Aug. 23.

We’ll announce the winner here & on our Facebook page here, so be sure to check back.

For those of you who aren’t familiar yet with this popular sale, Coastal Kids Market is a great place to find boutique bargains. They do two sales a year, one in Fall & one in Spring. You do not want to miss this chance to find sweet deals on children’s fall/winter gently-used & some new clothes.


The Shoppes of Savannah (formerly known as Savannah Festival Outlet Center)
11 Gateway Blvd S, Savannah, GA 31419
Map and Directions


Wednesday, August 26th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Preview Party for volunteers/consignors ONLY*)
*Volunteer hour 5:00pm & Charity Power 1/2 hour at 5:30pm (more details to come)
Thursday, August 27th,6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (*Charity Hour 5:00 pm)
Friday, August 28th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 29th, 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.

Stay connected

Please follow CKM on Twitter here & check out CKM Facebook page here frequently as you want to make sure you don’t miss any big announcements and giveaways.

Coastal Kids Market, (912) 655-4686,,  The Shoppes of Savannah ( formerly Savannah Festival Outlet Mall)  11 Gateway Blvd S, Savannah, 31419 Coastal Kids Market is a advertiser

Tween styles & $5 off coupon @ Once Upon A Child, Savannah

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Once upon A Child Deals Savannah

Great tween styles for less @ Once Upon A Child Savannah

Once Upon A Child Savannah has the great styles your tween wants for a lot less than you’d pay at the mall. Check out their wide selection of apparel, shoes and accessories for youth up to size 20. Once Upon A Child Savannah has the brands they know at prices you’ll love.

Don’t forget: bring in the clothes and equipment your kids have outgrown, and they’ll pay you cash on the spot for everything accepted.


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


Fall 2015 Kids Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Scribble Art Studio Savannah Fall 2015 classes

Scribble Art Studio Pooler Fall 2015 classes Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler is offering a colorful array of art classes for kids this Fall 2015.

Classes start the week of Sept. 7.

To register, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Classes at both locations include a Home School art class. The Pooler studio also offers a Mommy & Me class. (See the schedule above).

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

St. Andrew’s School selected as finalist for STEM award, Savannah

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Private schools in Savannah

Congratulations St. Andrew’s School on being named a finalist in the 2015 Georgia STEM Education Awards.

These awards are presented annually by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG
Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed).

The Georgia STEM Education Awards recognizes schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts
and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Education in Georgia.

Winners will be announced during a special awards gala on Aug. 28 in Atlanta, GA. Representing
St. Andrew’s, Mrs. Jesse Lazzuri, Middle School Head, will attend the awards ceremony.

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. For more information, visit

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, , email On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a advertiser.