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Now open in Savannah: The Dance Shoppe for all your dance recital needs & gifts

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

recital dance wear Savannah Ballet School

PRALINEJust in time for dance recital season – The Dance Shoppe at The Ballet School in Savannah is open.

You’ll find a full selection of lovely, top-quality dance wear for young dancers through adults.

This special dance boutique is located behind The Ballet School in Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn St, Ste 8, Savannah.

Get all your recital needs and even gifts for that special event. Brands carried include Danshuz, Trimfoot, Dasha, Dance Class, Bloch, Mirella. Coming soon: Wear Moi, Sansha, Bullet Pointe and much more!

Come visit The Dance Shoppe and ‘Like” The Ballet School on Facebook here.

The Dance Shoppe
located behind The Ballet School in Piccadilly Square,
10010 Abercorn St, Ste 8,
Savannah 31406

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 

Princess Summer Camp 2016 @ The Ballet School, Savannah

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Princess Camp Ballet School SavannahBack by Popular Demand- the Perfect Little Princess Summer Camp for ages 3-5 years @ The Ballet School in Savannah’s Piccadilly Square, 10010 Abercorn St, Ste 8.

REGISTER HERE. These camps fill quickly

Your Perfect Little Princess will receive an introduction to the fundamentals of both movement and classical dance techniques while learning about fun fairytale characters and famous ballet stories.

Campers will also have a “dress-up” time and craft time, which includes decorating their own special tiara. Your princess should bring her favorite princess gown or costume on Monday to use throughout the week.

Events include a magical tea party, princess spa and hair day and a photograph will be taken while sitting upon her enchanted throne.

On the last day, “A ROYAL INVITATION” is offered for the family to enjoy a fabulous “Runway Show”. Parents and Grandparents, bring your cameras! Healthy snacks will be provided daily. Ages 3-5 years

June 13-17, 2016
July 11-15, 2016
July 18-22, 2016

Times: 9:30AM-Noon
Cost: $145 per session (non-refundable)


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 

Daily Drop-In Art Programs @ Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Drop-In Studio Telfair Museum Jepson Center Savannah Unleash your creativity every day with art-making projects for all ages @ drop-in studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center,

Drop-In Studio is offered daily 1-4PM @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah.

Work at your own pace & comfort level through an array of art mediums. Each month offer activities related to specific exhibits at Telfair Museums. See the schedule below.

Perfect for all ages – even adults. Children 12 & younger now receive free admission to Jepson Center. Museum admission for adults is $20. (Admission includes a visit to each of Telfair Museums’ three sites: Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, Owen-Thomas House. Valid for one week.)

A studio-assistant is on-hand to answer questions & assist guests. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

November 17 2016: : Contemporary Landscape Photography

December 15 2016: The Tsars’ Cabinet, Russian Decorative Arts

Learn more here. 

207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401


Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours
3rd Thursday of Every Month
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $20

Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn!

Register here.


Free Family Days

1-4PM on one Saturday each month @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

1-4PM Saturday, September 17
Tibetan Art

Jepson Center
In conjunction with a visit by the Tibetan Monks, Telfair will offer child-friendly introductions to the culture of Tibet. Learn the geography, try butter tea, make a meditation jar, and try your hand at sand painting!
Free admission

1-4PM Saturday, October 8
A Look inside the Tsar’s Cabinet

Jepson Center
Celebrate Russian culture through the arts. Make your own paper Russian nesting dolls, fancy plastic picnic ware, and Faberge eggs. You can also hear a live performance of Russian music.
Free admission

1-4PM Saturday, November 12
Telfair Art Fair

Jepson Center & Telfair Square
Take time to enjoy the annual Telfair Art Fair, explore Telfair’s modern art collection, and apply a bit of your own creativity both inside and outside the museum.
Free admission

1-4PM Saturday, December 10
I Have Marks to Make

Jepson Center
Join us for our annual exhibition, I Have Marks to Make and enjoy hands-on activities at this opening celebration and festival. Learn about artistic empowerment, and activate your senses by creating art with different materials.
Free admission



Adult: $20
Senior (65+): $18
Military (w/ military ID): $18
Student (ages 13-30 w/ ID): $15
Child (ages 12 & under): FREE

Admission includes a visit to each of Telfair Museums’ three sites: Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, Owen-Thomas House. Valid for one week.

Jepson Hours
Sunday – 12-5pm
Monday – 12-5pm
Tuesday – 10am-5pm
Wednesday – 10am-5pm
Thursday – 10am-5pm
Friday – 10am-5pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm

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Savannah Science, Archaeology & Train Summer Camps @ Coastal Heritage Society

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Summer Camps Savannah Children's Museum Coastal Heritage Society Georgia State Railroad Museum

Coastal Heritage Society Summer Camps 2016 in Savannah.

Children will have an opportunity to explore a variety of interests that expound on some of the unique exhibits at CHS museums.

Details and registration information for each camp is listed below. For questions, contact Liz Stratford:

These popular summer programs are inspired by learning through discovery.

Registration for “Jr. Scientist Camp,” “Top Secret Science Camp,” & “Jr. Engineer Train Camp” is $155 per child.

Registration for “Dig It! Archaeology Camp” is $169 per child.

Discounted rates are offered for Coastal Heritage Society members. 

Camps will take place from June 6 through July 15.

Pre-registration is required and tickets sell out fast!

Please click here for all of the available dates and details.


Jr. Scientist Camp for ages 4-6

.Put on your lab coats and goggles and dive into the wonderful world of science. Campers will become botanists, chemists, paleontologists, entomologists, and explore other fascinating science fields during this week of summer fun! This camp is designed for ages 4 to 6 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) June 6-10, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) June 27- July 1, 2016

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Jr. Scientist Camp (Ages 4-6) July 11-15, 2016

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Top Secret Science Camp for ages 7-10

Ever wonder how science works? Jump into the top secret world of being a scientist and explore incredible experiments in this week of mad scientist fun! This camp is designed for ages 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday

Top Secret Science Camp (Ages 7-10) June 6-10, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Top Secret Science Camp (Ages 7-10) June 27- July 1, 2016

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Jr. Engineer Train Camp for ages 4-6, 7-10

Hop on board the most exciting week of camp this summer! Jr. Engineer Train Camp offers a unique experience that can only be found at Georgia State Railroad Museum. These camps are designed for ages 4 to 6 & 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 4-6) June 13-17, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 4-6) June 20-24, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Jr. Engineer Train Camp (Ages 7-10) July 11-15, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

Dig It! Archaeology Camp for ages 7-10

.Dig into the past and explore the sciences deep inside the earth! Campers will engage in activities teaching about archaeology, paleontology, and geology during this action packed, dirt filled week of summer fun. This camp is designed for ages 7 to 10 and will be held from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.

Dig It! Archaeology Camp (Ages 7-10) June 20-24, 2016

CLICK HERE to register

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Memorial Day 2016: Sandbox @ the Stables, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head Memorial Day events

Sandbox at the Stables
Memorial Day Monday, May 30 2016

The 5th Annual Sandbox at The Stables Fundraiser at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Resort activities (some free, some require activity tickets) scheduled include:
Craft projects
Inflatable water slides and bounce houses
Pony rides
Facepainting by Morgan’s Mommies Facepainting People
Family game and activities
Rock Climbing Wall and Bungee Jumping by Firehouse Nutz Extreme Events
Live remotes from SC103.1 and 104.9 The Surf
New This Year will be a raffle for (2) Roundtrip Airfare Tickets
and (4) One Day Hopper Disney World Tickets
(restrictions and blackout dates apply)

The Cowpoke Caper Parade is back again at High Noon. Come dressed as your favorite cowpoke and bring your cowpoke name – creativity is key! Free bandanas to the first 50 entries.

Hot dogs & burgers plus refreshments including snow cones and cotton candy, all available for purchase.


Lawton Stables
190 Greenwood Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
($6 for vehicle pass for entrance into Sea Pines Resort)


Admission: $5 per person; tickets for concessions and activities are $1 each. (Members:$5/person and you will receive $5 in concession tickets for each paid admission)
Plus $6 for pass for entrance into Sea Pines Resort

Guests will park at the Trolley Stop inside Sea Pines and ride the free trolley to Lawton Stables. The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Pope Avenue will be closed on Memorial Day.

Learn more here. 


Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is. sea turtle exhibit

Sea Turtle Exhibit

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. has recently acquired (in a partnership with Edventure Children’s Museum and a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services) a new exhibit that tells the story of our local loggerhead sea turtles and their importance Hilton Head Is. and their natural habitat.

The Sandbox has part of it on display in their “Turtle” room at the museum. Come by and take a look.Remember, LIGHTS OUT at 10pm, cover up holes on the beach and leave a clear path for the turtles to nest during sea turtle nesting season May 1-October 1.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a advertiser

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza in Savannah celebrates 3rd Anniversary, May 13

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Uncle Maddio's Savannah Happy 3rd Anniversary to Uncle Maddio’s pizza in Savannah!

Celebrate @ Uncle Maddio’s 3rd Anniversary Party at 6PM this Fri. May 13.

LIVE MUSIC by Nashville recording artist Amy Taylor(6PM) and Elizabeth Grace(7:30PM).

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza-Savannah
7805 Abercorn St, Ste 2,
Savannah, Ga 31406

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

FREE Go Outdoors Event @ Bass Pro Shops, Savannah

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

headerFREE Go Outdoors Family Event @ Bass Pro Shops in Savannah Mall

Bring the family to the free Go Outdoors event Sat & Sun. May 21 & May 22, 11AM-5PM.

FREE events for both days include:
11am-5pm: Kids’ crafts
11am-5pm: Free photo
11am-4pm: Catch & release fishing pond
11am-2pm: Funnel Cake Demo
1:30pm: Boy Scout Backpack demo (Saturday, May 21 only!)
2pm-5pm: Fish cooking demo

Learn more here. 



Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, , 912-927-7467. The Savannah Mall is a advertiser.

Space available for vendors @ Garden City Flea Market

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Garden City Flea Market Farmers Market

We know you love a great deal.

Which is why we want to be sure you know about the Garden City Flea Market @ the Farmers Market in Garden City this Saturday, May 14, 8AM-noon.

There will be fresh foods and fabulous finds.

Cost is $1 per person. Proceeds benefit The Garden City Housing Team Inc. The money goes back into the community to repair homes.


Vendors wanted

Vendors are wanted. Space is available for $20. Email for an application:

Come sell your treasures, have fun & make some cash.


Garden City Flea Market
@ Savannah State Farmers’ Market in Garden City
701 US Highway 80 West
Savannah, Ga 31408
8AM-Noon Sat. May 14

Please ‘like’ Garden City Housing Team, Inc. on Facebook here to stay connected & informed about Garden City happenings.

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St. Andrew’s School in Savannah named one of the top challenging U.S. high schools

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Private schools in Savannah

St. Andrew’s School – a private school on Wilmington Is. in Savannah – recently received recognition as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation. This marks the fifth year in a row for the Savannah private school to receive the honor.

The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country for 18 years.

“I’m thrilled that St. Andrew’s is again being recognized for one of our distinguishing characteristics–that we provide a challenging curriculum to all of our students while giving them the individual attention and supportive environment they need to help them meet that challenge,” said Mark Toth, Head of School.

St. Andrew’s ranks No.2 for the entire state of Georgia and No. 92 for the nation as one of the most challenging high schools.

Savannah Arts Academy was also included on the list & ranked No. 6 statewide and at No. 195 nationwide.

See the Post’s most challenging schools list by clicking here.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah, Ga. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade 12 school, visit or call 897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410,  St. Andrew’s School is a advertiser

Last minute summer vacation: Universal Studios Orlando

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Version 2Summer is just around the corner, a time for barbecues, baseball & family vacations. If you’re not planning an elaborate trip this year, consider a last minute getaway to Universal Studios Orlando.

You may be thinking there isn’t enough time to plan a theme park vacation? Or what about the sweltering Florida heat? Good news! There is still plenty of time; Universal Orlando vacations aren’t nearly as complex as Walt Disney World. And Two Sisters Travel has lots of ideas to help you keep cool during the hot Florida summers.

Just recently, on a last minute whim, Two Sisters Travel’s Tara McCoy’s family visited Universal for a long weekend and LOVED it. She booked their hotel 3 weeks before arrival and surprised the kiddos, so this can absolutely be done and they made some priceless memories, too!

Here’s why we think Universal Studios Orlando makes the perfect last-minute summer vacation.

Advance dining planning is NOT necessary. Unlike Walt Disney World vacations, a successful Universal Orlando trip doesn’t require planning 6 months (or more) in advance to grab dining reservations. At Universal,  you can easily score top table service restaurant reservations only a few weeks before travel & most same day!

Flexible itineraries. If you don’t particularly enjoy scheduling your rides & attractions, then you’ll love the flexibility of the Universal Express Pass. This is allows you to bypass the standby line and go straight to the front of line. This feature is NOT included with general park admission and can be a costly upgrade but, when you stay at Deluxe Universal Orlando resorts it’s COMPLIMENTARY!

Smaller scale = less intimidating & confusing. Universal Orlando Resort includes two theme parks, Universal Studios & Universal Islands of Adventure, that are joined together by City Walk. And with only 4 onsite resorts, compared to 25 at Walt Disney World, pre-vacation planning & navigating at Universal Orlando Resort isn’t nearly as complicated or intimidating as their Orlando neighbor.

Availability of last minute deals. Universal Orlando discounts & promotions are ongoing. This means that you can often still score deals right up until travel. Of course, these offers are based on availability.

Pool hopping IS allowed. Florida summers are HOT, that’s no lie. But one very cool feature about staying onsite at Universal Orlando is pool hopping! It’s not only allowed but, encouraged. Cool off mid-day or make an entire day of it, there are great poolside restaurants (& bars) to keep you fed and hydrated. The kids will LOVE the pool slide & lazy river at Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and everyone will enjoy the underwater audio at Hard Rock Resort.

Fun for everyone. Universal Orlando IS a destination that everyone in the family can enjoy! The parks aren’t just for Harry Potter fans! Little ones will love character greetings with the Minions, Seuss Landing, and the interactive playgrounds. Your elementary-age kids will have plenty to enjoy with attractions themed from Shrek, Transformers, & other movies. Adrenaline-seeking fans will love all of the thrill rides.

When staying at an onsite hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, you’ll enjoy early park admission and complimentary transportation, Deluxe Resorts even include complimentary Express Pass tickets.

New this summer: you can be among the first to experience Universal Orlando’s newest resort, Sapphire Falls, and receive up to a $150 hotel dining credit when you book a package by May 30.

So, who’s ready to experience Universal Orlando Resort this summer? Get a no-obligation vacation quote online & let’s make the most of the summer!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel


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After-school Kindermusik Savannah class & free demo for ages 4-7

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Move&Groove Kindermusik Savannah Mommy & Me

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys announces a brand new Kindermusik class for 4 to 7 year olds beginning in June on Mondays at 5:30PM: “Move & Groove!”


Join Kindermusik Savannah in May together with your 4 to 7-year-old on Mon. May 16 at 5:30PM for a FREE DEMO. Pre-registration is required.

Visit or call 912-988-KEYS to save a space for your child.

Musical Playdates

Don’t forget about Kindermusik Savannah’s musical playdates this Sat. May 14 & next Wed. May 18 at 10AM – “All aboard!” Click here to enroll.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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

Free Summer Kids Weekday Summer 2016 Movies

Monday, May 9th, 2016


free savannah kids summer movies Savannah Victory Free Summer Kids Series @ Frank Theaters Victory Square Stadium 9

10AM Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday May 31-July 21 2016

Click here to see the complete schedule for this free kids summer movie series & for $1 & $4 weekday morning kids’ summer movie series @ other theaters in Savannah, Pooler & Hinesville.



Bug Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, May 28

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Bug Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children's MuseumJoin Savannah Children’s Museum for the annual creepy crawly Bug Fest on May 28 from 10AM-4PM.

Special visits from Snapology (11am-1pm), Oatland Island, Armstrong State University’s Entomology class, GA Reptile Society, and Jiminy Co. out of Charleston.

Learn about the difference between insects and bugs and how to communicate like a bee; explore different types of insect architecture; help build Pollinator Hotel; and so much more.

This event is FREE with the cost of admission ($7.50/person over the age of 18 mo.) and FREE for members.

Sat. May 28
10AM – 4PM
Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31401

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Walk-ins Welcome @ ExperCare Urgent Care in Savannah, Richmond Hill

Monday, May 9th, 2016

ExperCare Urgent Care in Savannah ExperCare Urgent Care, a locally-owned and operated urgent care center, has urgent care offices in Savannah and Richmond Hill.

ExperCare offers affordable self-pay rates and is in-network with most major insurance companies making a visit as simple as a co-pay. ExperCare opens at 8AM, seven days a week and is open extended hours. No appointment is ever necessary. Walk-ins welcome. Insurance accepted.

ExperCare Urgent Care Center of Savannah
318 Mall Blvd. Suite 300B
(Next to Dick’s Sporting Goods & Kroger)
Savannah, GA 31406

ExperCare Urgent Care Center of Richmond Hill
60 Exchange St. Suite B-7
(Next to the Kroger)
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

ExperCare provides patients a full-range of health services beyond urgent care including physical and wellness checks, treatment for seasonal colds and flu, vaccinations, digital x-rays, in-house lab testing, EKGs, occupational medicine and much more.

The medical group recently named Savannah native J. David Carson, MD, director of occupational medicine and associate medical director at both Richmond Hill and Savannah locations. Dr. Carson’s experience includes more than 18 years of clinical practice in occupational medicine, including 22 years in emergency medicine with 14 years of those years at Memorial Health, where he served as medical director in the Emergency Department.

Hours of Operation
Monday 8AM – 7PM
Tuesday 8AM – 7PM
Wednesday 8AM – 7PM
Thursday 8AM – 7PM
Friday 8AM – 7PM
Saturday 8AM – 4PM
Sunday 8AM – 2PM

ExperCare Urgent Care Center of Savannah & Richmond Hill,, 912.756.2273, On Facebook here.  ExperCare Urgent Care Center is a advertiser 

Specialty Sports 2016 Coastal Empire All-Star Soccer Game

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Coastal Empire AllStar Games 2016 Soccer Bring your little soccer players to watch Specialty Sports 2016 Coastal Empire All-Star Soccer Games this Sat. May 14 @ Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave. in Savannah.

Southeast region’s best senior high school soccer players will participate.

Kids wearing a soccer jersey get in free.

Founded seven years ago by tournament director and Windsor Forest High School boys head soccer coach, Cam Turner, this annual all-star soccer tournament serves an effort to enhance college recruiting efforts and give area soccer players who exhibit an elevated level of athletic skill an opportunity to display their talent in front of head coaches and staff invited to the games each year from top colleges across the region.

Over 200 player nominations were submitted from 28 area high school coaches. For a complete list of final team selections and for advanced tournament interviews, please email Cam Turner at or call (912) 658-7491.

WHEN: May 14, 2016
Girls Game – 12 p.m.
Sophomore Junior Boys Game – 3 p.m.
Senior Boys Game – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Calvary Day School
4625 Waters Ave.
Savannah, Georgia

TICKETS: $5 adults | $3 students | a child wearing a soccer jersey gets in free. Ticket sales on site only.

MORE: Event sponsorship opportunities are available. Please email for details.

Join a neighborhood pool for Summer 2016, Savannah

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Magnolia Park PoolLooking to join a family-friendly pool this summer that doesn’t cost country-club prices? Below check out the various neighborhood pools around Savannah that are open to neighborhood residents as well as non-residents. Some – not all –  of these also offer swim lessons or have swim teams which compete with teams from other neighborhood pools.

Magnolia Park Pool: Corner of Morgan Street and Bacon Park Drive adjacent to newly redone playground with new, unique playground  equipment. For membership info, contact Allison Johnston at 912-692-1228 or email  More info here. Click here to access the membership form (Open to to non-neighborhood residents, too).

Kensington Park Pool: 101 Althea Court (just off Kensington Drive). ; More info here.

Wilmington Park Pool: 30 South Cromwell Road. More info here.

• Isle of Hope Pool: 409 Parkersburg Road.

• Mayfair Pool: 1462 Dale Drive, (912) 355-5269


YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Make a splash this summer at the Y!

YMCA of Coastal Georgia’s outdoor pools are open and they’re ready for the best summer ever.

From Day Camp and Mommy & Me Yoga to swimming lessons and Family Nights, the Y has something for the whole family.

Learn more here. 

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