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Savannah schools: Open House @ Benedictine Military School, Nov. 6

Friday, September 23rd, 2016


The best way to understand the atmosphere at Benedictine Military School in Savannah is to experience it first-hand.

You are encouraged you to take advantage of Benedictine’s different visitation programs including an upcoming Open House in November.


Held Nov. 6 2016, the Open House is the kick-off to the admissions process. All eighth-grade students and parents are encouraged to attend. Benedictine also invites fifth- through seventh-grade students.

Prospective families can meet the faculty, take a student-led campus tour and attend information–packed sessions on various aspects of the school.

Benedictine Military School Open House, Nov. 6, 2016 beginning at 2PM.

Founded in 1902, Benedictine Military School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory day school educating young men in grades 9-12.

Benedictine Military School
6502 Seawright Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 644-7000

Learn more about Benedictine Military School here.

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25% off Rock N’ Learn DVDs @ Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Savannah workbooks testing preparation

25% off Rock N’ Learn DVDs @ Barnett Educational Supplies.

Shop local, shop Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

Stop by the store on West DeRenne Avenue.

Like Barnett on Facebook here to stay informed about their sales & new products.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email , Barnett Educational Supplies is a advertiser.

Children ages 8 & older are invited to Refuge Adventure on Blackbeard Is.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Refuge Adventure Blackbeard Island Savannah

Refuge Adventure 2016 on Blackbeard Island

On Sat. Oct. 8, 2016, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge staff and volunteers will transport guests (ages 8 and older only) to Blackbeard Island NWR for day-trip full of adventure

On-site activities will include ecology hikes, birding walks, photography workshops, and an island history program. Visitors may also try their hand at outdoor skills like archery, cast-netting, fly-tying, and orienteering. Boat space is limited for this program, therefore reservations are required.

Cost: $10 for ages 16 and over; $5 for ages 8-15. The public is also welcome to use their own boats to travel to the Refuge and participate in the day’s activities at no charge.

For more information on the event or to make a reservation for one of the two boat rides (one at 8AM., the other at 11AM), please call the Savannah NWR Visitor Center at (843) 784-2468.

Learn more here.

Payment for the boat transportation can be paid by cash (by mail or in person) or with a credit card (over the phone). In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled, participants notified, and their payments returned.

UPDATE: There are only a few slots.  There will be a wait list. Only 6 openings remain for the chartered boat ride to the island.

If you own your own boat, you can still attend. Organizers just ask that you contact them to let us know how many are coming, and which activities you might want to sign up for. Call (843) 784-2468.

FREE presentation about Blackbeard Island: 300 Years of History

Local historian and author, Buddy Sullivan, will deliver a presentation on the history of Blackbeard Island NWR.

The free event will be 6PM Mon. Oct. 3, 2016, at the Live Oak Public Libraries Southwest Chatham Branch, located adjacent to the Savannah Mall, 14097 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419.



You’re invited: Fall Festival 2016 @ St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Oct. 15 (Savannah Fall Festivals)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

St. James Fall Festival 2016 Savannah


Mark Your Calendar for St. James Catholic School Fall Festival 2016, which is open to the public.

Bring the kids to enjoy a zipline, obstacle course, twin spin, dixie cartwell, rock wall, jousting, inflatables, petting zoo, a new photo booth, award-winning BBQ @ St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406

Sat. Oct. 15
11AM – 3PM

Fun for the entire family.

Order all-inclusive bracelets and tickets by Fri. Oct. 7 for reduced pricing.

Pre-Purchase Reduced Prices:
All-Inclusive Wristbands -$23/each
Tickets – $10/12 tickets or $25/30 tickets

Questions? Please contact: Alyssa Harvey via email at or Alison Doan via email @


More About St. James Catholic School

For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school or St. James Early Learning Center for ages 1-3 , visit, call (912) 355-3132, email

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406, email, (912) 355-3132, On Facebook here.  St. James Catholic School is a advertiser. 

Town Hall Meeting in Savannah about proposed state takeover of struggling schools

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016


Town Hall Meeting
Opportunity School District
Find out this means for our children and community
Thurs. Oct. 6, 2016 6:30PM
JEA Savannah
5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah 31405

There are six local schools in Savannah that have been identified to possibly become one of the first Opportunity School Districts in the State.

This will come in the form of an amendment to the voted on in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.

This could mean big changes for the children and our community.

Local unit PTAs have invited speakers from National and Georgia State PTA, Chatham County Public Schools, and other knowledgeable individuals to speak about the impact this will have on our community.

You will hear from experts, review the wording on the ballot and allot time for questions of the panel.

Please make plans to attend so our community can be as informed as possible about your upcoming vote on Amendment 1.

Free admission Nov. 5 & 6; 1st full wknd of each mth @ SCAD Museum of Art & other nearby museums

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The first full weekend of each month means free weekend access to some of nearby museums through Bank of America’s Museums on Us program including the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah.

Free admission is for the adult cardholder only. Regular admission applies to children and additional guests.

Free  Bank of America Museum on Us 2016 dates are Nov. 5 & 6; Dec. 3 & 4.


Nearby participating museums include:


SCAD Museum of Art
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: Noon-5PM
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah 31401

Weekend Getaway to Columbia SCColumbia

EdVenture Childrens Museum
9AM-5PM daily
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(See our list of Things To Do in Columbia, SC With Kids by clicking here. )


The Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville (MOSH), Fla.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fla


Atlanta History Center
High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville


Who is eligible?

To qualify for Museums on Us, you must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card customer. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

When is it available?

With qualifying identification, customers can enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.

For a full list of participating museums, please visit the Museums on Us site.

Brain & Brawn 5K combines running & STEM activities, Savannah

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Brain & Brawn 5K & STEM Challenge Savannah

Brain & Brawn 5K & 5K Challenge 2016 for All Ages, Savannah 

Join the Society of Women Engineers Oct. 1 2016 for the Brain & Brawn 5K & 5K Challenge, mixing fun, family, science and exercise for everyone to enjoy.

If you don’t want to just run a 5K, then sign up for our 5K Challenge to put your brain and your legs to the test.

Each participant in the 5K Challenge must complete 6 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related activities along the course.

All ages welcome!

You can run, skip, walk, or crawl. Organizers promise you will have a great time and learn some cool things along the way.

Register here.

UPDATE: CANCELLED Autumn GardenFest @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah (Savannah Fall Festivals)

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

GardenFest Coastal Botanical Gardens Savannah


Celebrate the end of the hot Southern summer by focusing on garden-related projects, themes and plants at Autumn Gardenfest @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden in Savannah.

Fall (especially November) is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and many perennials in our region. Guest speakers this year will address bird migration, beekeeping and gardening for butterflies, among others, and garden-related items are sold on the Event Field by local vendors.

Fri. Oct. 21: Noon-4PM
Sat. Oct. 22: 9AM-3PM

Cost: $5 parking fee charged per vehicle.

Food for sale on Sat. Oct. 22 by Kay Heritage Big Bon Pizza food truck.

Throughout the day on Saturday, “Mosquito Patrol” educational program will help homeowners and children understand how to naturally control mosquitoes.

GardenFest 2016 activities for children include the following. Most classes are free but the fairy garden class will have a fee to participate.

9:30AM: Dragons & Damsels in the Roots & Shoots Classroom
Students will be read a story about dragonflies and damselflies and then make a dragonfly magnet to take home. Free
10:30AM: Fairy Garden Program in the Annex (Sandy Tyler)
Students will have the chance to see the micro world of fairy gardens and make one of their own. This is a fee-based class.
11:30AM: Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder in the Roots & Shoots Classroom
What do you get when you have a pine-cone, peanut butter and bird seed? A birdfeeder! Enjoy making this all natural bird feeder to take home. This WILL BE A MESSY CLASS so expect a bit of peanut butter on the shirt, in the hair, etc. Free
12:30PM: Butterfly Watching at the Pollinator Garden/or Sunflower House from Sprouts
Join Ms. Freya at the pollinator garden to talk about butterflies and watch them close-up with our binoculars. Free
1:30PM: Roots & Shoots in the Roots & Shoots Classroom
A garden favorite with students and teachers, join us in the classroom for Roots & Shoots, a class on the life-cycle of plants. Students will plant something to take home. Free

Most classes are free but the fairy garden class will have a fee to participate.

Learn more here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419., On Facebook here Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is a advertiser 

Ear piercing now available by Savannah pediatricians @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Pediatric Associates of Savannah Ear Piercing Blomdahl Ear piercing is now available @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

The service is offered at the Waters Avenue location, 4600 Waters Ave. Savannah

Pediatricians Drs Diane Savage-Pedigo, Adria Wilkes & Brandy Gheesling will be doing the ear piercing.

Ear piercing will be done by appointment. Call 912-355-2462.

Ear piercing fees
$70 for both ears
$35 for one ear

Pediatric Associates of Savannah pediatricians will be using Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing, which is available only through physicians.

At the present time, ear piercing will only be offered to patients of Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Learn more here. 


New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a advertiser

Maternity, Newborn Photographers in Savannah: Belly to Baby special with Family Tides Photography

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Maternity Photographers Savannah Newborn

Belly to Baby portrait special with Family Tides Photography.

Family Tides Photography is offering a special way to capture memories of your pregnancy and your newborn.

Book your newborn session by Nov. 15 2016 and receive a $200 credit toward selections from your custom Maternity Portrait Session with Family Tides Photography.

See Family Tides Photography newborn gallery photos here. 

Contact Savannah photographer Nancy Hedtke, owner of Family Tides Photography, to set up a consult and take advantage of this maternity-newborn portrait special.
Family Tides Photography

Stay connected & updated about portrait sessions by following Family Tides Photography on Instagram here & liking their page on Facebook here.

Family Tides Photography, 912-650-0242, email,, Family Tides Photography is a advertiser 

Kindermusik Savannah Family Jam Night for $8 per family

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Kindermusik Savannah music lessons

Music for the entire family: Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for our all-new “Family Jam Night!”

Designed for ages newborn to 7, this special evening event will include singing, music, instruments, moving, dancing and enjoying the magic of Kindermusik all together.

Cost: $8 for the ENTIRE family, regardless of how many children you have.

Kindermusik Savannah‘s first-ever Family Jam Night will be Fri. Oct. 14, 7PM.

Enrollment is now open at or by calling 912-988-KEYS. Spaces are limited so join now to save a space for your family.

Kindermusik Savannah October classes

Join Kindermusik Savannah for brand new October themes: babies 0-24 months meet Mondays at 9:20am for “Rise and Shine”, toddlers ages 2-4 meet Mondays at 10:15AM for “Marvelous Me”, and a family class for ages 0-7 meets Tuesdays at 10AM for “Carnival of Music”.

First trial class is FREE!

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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

ArtStart, pottery, dance & more this Fall @ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Art Workshops Homeschool Hilton Head Island Homeschool families, here’s something perfect for you: two 5-week art classes, one for 2-5 year olds and another for 13 and older!

The younger set will enjoy lessons designed to help them develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity through visual arts, learning color and shape recognition, how to use art tools and visual art concepts as they explore an array of media and methods. (Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 10-11AM, must be accompanied by an adult.)

Students 13 and older will learn clay hand building techniques such as slab, pinch and coil to complete several functional works of art such as a bread basket, butter dish and pots. (Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 12 noon – 2pm.)

Both classes will be at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina mid-island on Hilton Head.

For details, contact Alana Adams ( or call 843-686-3945, ext. 205.

Information and registration online at


Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
843-686-3945, ext. 205

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is a advertiser 

10 Family Southeast (Southern) Ski Resorts

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Southeast Southern Family Kid-Friendly Ski Resorts Slopes Forget the Rockies, y’all.

Try skiing Southern-style.

Sure, out west the mountains may be higher and the resorts with all their fancy real powder may have more bells and whistles.

But the Southeast does have ski areas worth the one or two tank drive from Savannah and without the extra expense of flying out west.

Below are some Southeast ski resorts where your Southern, snow-challenged kids can fall in love with snow skiing.

Some Ski Southeast ski spots include:

Cataloochee Ski Area , N.C.
Ober Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Sugar Mountain Resort N.C.
Wolf Ridge Resort , N.C.
Appalachian Ski Mountain , N.C.
Beech Mountain Ski Resort , N.C.
Sapphire Valley Ski Area N.C.
Bryce Resort, Va. 
Wintergreen Resort, Va. 
Snowshoe Mtn, W.Va

Last Chance to Save on Disney in 2016

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Save Disney 2016 Savannah Two Sisters Travel The Disney travel gurus at Two Sisters Travel have the scoop on a promotion that will save you up to 20% on your Walt Disney World resort stay this fall & winter. But you must act fast these packages will need to be booked by October 8th to take advantage of the deals.

If you’ve dreamed of visiting during the holidays or maybe experiencing the must-do for Disney villain fans, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, now is the time to make your plans.

Nobody does the holidays like Disney. All four Walt Disney World Theme Parks are transformed into the “Merriest Place on Earth”. Every corner of the “world” immerses you in the holiday magic from Holidays Around the World at Epcot to the moving display at the Candlelight Processional, and of course all of the beautiful decorations throughout the resort! You can even experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party for a special parade & fireworks.

Hurry and contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today for your Disney vacation quote or call 843-284-3241 for details. Remember, when you book a package with Two Sisters Travel you’ll receive complimentary itinerary planning services (dining & fast passes). Don’t miss out on this last chance to save at Walt Disney World in 2016! Let Two Sisters Travel plan your magical getaway.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel


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Adventures in Parenting @ Babies “R” Us Savannah, Sept. 24

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Parenting workshop Savannah Babies R Us



You’re invited to Adventures in Parenting this Sat. Sept. 24 2016 @ Babies “R” Us in Savannah, 1-3PM.

Bright Life Chiropractic‘s Dr. Jared Brown will offer insight on your baby’s spine.

Dar a Luz Women’s Health Services Certified Midwife Meka Hall also will be there to offer breastfeeding advice.

Babies “R” Us
7400 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31406
1-3PM Sat. Aug. 27 2016

Bright Life Chiropractic,, 912-777-3717. On Facebook here. Bright Life Chiropractic is a advertiser 

Children’s Birthday Parties @ Ignite the Senses Gym, Bluffton SC

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Birthday Parties Bluffton Hilton Head Have your child’s next birthday party @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC

Ignite the Senses offers a a safe, fun indoor environment with a zipline, trampoline, multiple slides and swings, jungle gym, climbing walls & more.

The mission @ Ignite the Senses: to ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.



Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.



Fri. Sept. 30 5-7PM for a Special Needs Support Group.
This group will allow parents of special needs children a place to receive support and compassion from other parents dealing with the same situations. A place to vent, exchange tips, and provide a sense of peace to one another.



Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM



Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179

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