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Free admission for adults @ Fall Festival in Savannah benefiting Coastal Empire Montessori

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Coastal Empire Montessori Fall Festival 2015 Savannah You’re invited to the Coastal Empire Montessori Fall Festival 2015 in Savannah.

Open to all families.

Saturday, Nov. 7 2015 10AM-4PM @ the National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah

Enjoy rides, food, games, vendors and good family fun


Adults enter free.
Pre-sale Pricing: Available October 1st-31st
$15 First Child/$10 Second/$5 Third/Fourth is free

Prices Day of Event
$20 First Child/$15 Second/$10Third/$5 Fourth


The PTO Board for Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School in Savannah is hosting this fall festival that is open to all families.

Coastal Empire Montessori, A public charter school in Chatham County, 301 Buckhalter Road, Savannah, 912-395-4070,



Labor Day Weekend coupon for Once Upon A Child Savannah

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Labor Day Sale 2015 Once Upon A child Savannah


Shop Once Upon A Child Savannah on Labor Day 2015 Sept. 7 and get $5 off your purchase of $30 or more with this coupon here. 

Once Upon A Child Savannah has fall/winter coats & Halloween costumes out now. Come in now for the best selection.


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


Savannah childcare: Childcare Network – the working parent’s best friend

Monday, August 24th, 2015


Childcare Network Savannah Pooler


Childcare Network in Savannah and Pooler is the “Working Parent’s Best Friend” – offering nurturing, quality care for an affordable price. They provide care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years and include USDA Approved meals & snacks.

Each of their programs follows a structured curriculum and all of their friendly staff are state-qualified. You can rest assured your children are safe, having fun and learning everyday while in Childcare Network’s care.

Learn more here.

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

Royal Title sponsor for Happily Ever Ball, Aug. 30, is Matilda Jane Clothing Independent Trunk Keeper, Robyn Shirley

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Matilda Jane Clothing Trunk shows Savannah, South Carolina As Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing in Savannah & South Carolina, Robyn Shirley has some fun news:


Shirley will serve as the Royal Title Sponsor for The Next Generation’s annual The Happily Ever After Ball this Sun. Aug. 30 in Savannah.

The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center, hosts the Happily Ever After Ball every year. Children can meet 30 of their favorite princesses, princes, pirates, and heroes.

Two sessions: 1-3PM and 4-6PM
Brockington Hall, 213 East Hall St. near Forsyth Park

100% of Proceeds benefits The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center
Tickets are $30 each, you can purchase tickets through The Next Generation by clicking here.

Children and their parents are invited to attend the Royal Celebration where they can waltz with Cinderella and Prince Charming, visit Rapunzel and Flynn’s Hair and Makeup Palace, and even have a sword fight with Peter Pan and Captain Hook! Of course Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff will be there joined by all of their royal friends. You can also take a break in Wonderland and join Alice and the Mad Hatter at his tea party featuring Byrd Cookie Company’s famous cookie bar.

The Royal Title sponsor for this year’s Ball is Matilda Jane Clothing Independent Trunk Keeper, Robyn Shirley. The Next Generation has also partnered with Savannah luxury wedding and event planners, Posh Petals and Pearls to create a fairytale experience that children will never forget. The non-profit group, Princesses with a Purpose, will bring over 30 fairytale characters to life for children.


Shirley also is pleased to share MJC’s Photo Love 2015 winner.  Matilda Jane selected twenty applications from talented photographers that made it to the second round.  The third round of the competition was left to public voters. Tara Wanner was announced the winner for her fun, colorful and playful photo.

A local Hilton Head photographer, Carrie Friesen was a runner up in the contest. Carrie can be found at

For more information on the competition and to view the photo, visit


Robyn is now booking trunk shows for Fall 2015. TO BOOK or attend a Matilda Jane show near you, email Tell her sent you! Stay connected by liking her page on Facebook here. 

Robyn Shirley, Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, Robyn Shirley is a advertiser

Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Fest, Tybee Is.

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Surfers for autism Tybee 2015Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Fest
9AM-4PM Sept. 12 2015

At a Surfers For Autism event, our surfers are provided a safe, fun, judgement free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. Our surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire engine tours and much more. A catered lunch is also provided, all at no cost to registered participants, their families and volunteers.

This is a very special day where children with developmental delays interact with typical peers and wow families with their capabilities.

Registration for participants is now full and on a waiting list.
Registration for volunteers is still open.
Details here.

FREE demo classes with Kindermusik Savannah

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Free Savannah kids events Free Kindermusik classes Free DEMO DAYS with Kindermusik in Savannah.

Bring your little ones this next coming week for a FREE trial class.

Special themes for each class. Experience the magic of early music education with your child.

If you’ve never been to a class before, come as a free visit this Saturday, August 29 or next Monday, August 31st.

If you HAVE been to a class before and want to come for this special event, all classes are being offered at a 50% discount THIS WEEK ONLY, because it’s the 5th week of a month. Come for only $8 per child.

Schedule of classes:
Newborns to 7 years old Family Class: Sat. Aug. 29 at 9:30am
Babies newborns to 2 years old: Mon. Aug. 31 at 9:20am
Toddlers ages 2-4: Mon. Aug. 31 at 10:15am

All classes meet at the 88 Keys Piano Kindermusik Studio in Bloomingdale. Please email if you’re interested in joining free DEMO DAYS classes. All class sizes limited -email or call today. or 912.988.KEYS (5397).

Visit for more info.

It’s Kindermusik…where music and learning play.

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

Stroller Strong Moms celebrates start of stroller fitness classes in Port Wentworth

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Stroller Strong Moms Stroller fitness class added in Port Wentworth Stroller Strong Moms proud to announce a new location starting Thursday Sept. 10 2015 in Port Wentworth, GA.

You’re invited to the Grand Opening on Sept. 10 at Parkside Park in Rice Hope. Newcomers are always welcome and your first class is free!

Let’s S.L.A.M. (Sweat Like A Mother)

Stroller Strong Moms also offers stroller workout classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill,  Pooler where you can get a rigorous workout with your child in tow.

See the complete class schedule here. 

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah also offers a (well-deserved) Moms & Dads’ Night Out, race of the month & playdates.

Weekly classes

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah at Forsyth Park, Savannah
9:30AM Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
1st visit free. From $7 per visit with 10 Class Pass pass

Stroller Strong Moms class at JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.
9:30AM Tuesdays & Thursdays & Fridays
1st visit free. From $7 per visit with 10 Class Pass pass

Stroller Strong Moms class at Tom Triplett Park, Pooler.
9:30AM Tuesdays & Thursdays
1st visit free. From $7 per visit with 10 Class Pass pass

Stroller Strong Moms class at Parkside Park in Rice Hope, Port Wentworth starting Sept. 10
9:30AM Mondays & Thursdays
1st visit free. From $7 per visit with 10 class pass.

For more information, email

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email On Facebook here. On Twitter  Stroller Strong Moms is a advertiser

After-School Fall 2015 Junior Golf clinics @ The Club at Savannah Harbor

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Golf clinics for kids at The Club at Savannah Harbor

Bring your little ones out for some fun and education about the game of golf this Fall 2015 @ The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island.

Open to the public! Sign up for one clinic or as many as you want.

Clinics include snacks after each session.

PGA Class A Professional Paul Killgallon will lead this journey.

Clinics are 4:30-6PM Sept. 15 every Tuesday afternoon until Christmas break 2015. Dates for September are 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15.

Sign up for one clinic or many.

Cost is $35 per clinic.

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, On Facebook here. 912.201.2240, email  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a advertiser.

Register now for Savannah United Fall Soccer 2015

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Savannah United Soccer

Savannah United Soccer SSA Savannah United has been Savannah’s choice for youth soccer 2 years in row.

Join thousands of other players at Savannah’s most popular and professional youth soccer program.  United’s programs include locations in Savannah, on Wilmington Island, in Pooler/Bloomingdale, and Richmond Hill.  They also offer a flexible schedule for training, often able to meet multiple requests for specific teammates, practice times, and locations.

SSA Savannah United has multiple full-time Nationally Licensed Staff overseeing recreational players and coaches from ages 30 months up through High School.  They believe in creating an environment where kids are challenged and able to take away the lifelong lessons taught through team sports.

Sign up today and watch your child fall in love with The Beautiful Game!!

Registration for the Fall 2015 program is $85.

Please contact Matt Pritchard at for more information.

Register for SSA Savannah United by clicking here, then click on Register or Login.

SSA Savannah United is Savannah’s choice for youth soccer 2 years in a row.  Providing soccer education and enrichment for players in Savannah, on Wilmington Island, in Pooler/Bloomingdale, and now in Richmond Hill that fits your families schedule.  Contact info: 912-691-2472, email,, and on Facebook at

Savannah United is a advertiser

Saturday Sailing Lessons @ Savannah Sailing Center, Lake Mayer

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

sailing lessons saturdays Savannah Lake Mayer Saturday Sailing Lessons @ Savannah Sailing Center, Lake Mayer

Sailing lessons for both adults and children ages 8 and older are available on scheduled Saturdays during late summer, early fall 2015. The course includes 4 hours of instruction, follows the US Sailing curriculum, and is documented with the US Sailing certification record book. Students are required to call or email the office to register for lessons.

Click Each Form Below To Download:


Savannah Sailing Center @ Lake Mayer Park, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, (912)-352-9996,, email:

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,