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Free Kindermusik Savannah class with your child ages 4-7

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

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Announcing a new Kindermusik Savannah class for ages 4-7!

This month you’ll be studying jazz music. Come play instruments, move, make friends and learn.

First class is free. Class meets Mondays at 4PM.

Also, enroll for Kindermusik “On the Road“ playdate to be held on Sat. Nov. 14 at 10AM. Ages 0-7 and their caregivers invited. Each child gets an instrument to keep.

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

FREE kids’ program @ Sandbox Children’s Museum Tanger 2 location, Bluffton SC

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

FREE Discover, Imagine, Grow (D.I.G.) program @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Bluffton SC

This FREE school readiness program is back at Sandbox Children’s Museum Tanger 2 location on Thursday mornings during the 10AM play session.

With a smaller group size and health and safety protocols, your 3-5-year-old can experience hands-on learning in a guided setting. The curriculum is aligned with the SC Early Learning Standards and covers topics in art, science, math, and social studies.

To register. please call Bluffton’s Tanger 2 location at 843-705-6235.

The Sandbox at Tanger 2
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
1414 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

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(Savannah private schools) Veritas Academy Virtual Open House

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Veritas Academy Savannah schools homeschool open house Chatham County private

Veritas Academy Virtual Open House 2020
Thurs. Nov. 5, 2020, 6-7PM
Hosted by Veritas Academy
Online with Facebook Live

School searching in Savannah? You’re invited to Veritas Academy Virtual Open House 2020 Thurs. Nov. 5., 6-7PM.

The mission of Veritas Academy in Savannah is to assist parents in the education of their children by cultivating truth, goodness, and beauty in students through a distinctly Christ-centered,classical, and covenantal education.

No other school in Savannah offers Veritas Academy’s distinctive combination of substantive academics, genuine Christ-centered culture, and a format that tangibly engages the family.

Interested? Come find out how Veritas Academy’s classical, Christian, and covenantal education model is right for your children.

During this virtual open house event, you will have the chance to:
– Learn about the Veritas Academy mission and approach to education
– Have a Q & A with the Headmaster
– Receive curriculum & admissions information
– Hear from other Veritas parents

To register to attend this Veritas Virtual Open House, please call the school office at 912-238-1222, email info@veritassav.org, or register online here. 

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In-person Santa visits 2020 @ Bass Pro Shops, Savannah Mall

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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In-person Santa visits will start Nov. 7 at Bass Pro Shops in Savannah by using a Santa shield

Bass Pro Shops @ Savannah Mall will have in-person Santa Claus visits for kids this holiday season by using a “magic Santa shield” at the store’s FREE Santa’s Wonderland experience.

The contactless visit with Santa includes:

Free Digital Reservations: Advance digital reservations are required for all guests and can be made online. Spots are limited to allow appropriate physical distancing and additional cleaning.

Temperature Screening: All families and team members will complete temperature screening with a non-contact thermometer prior to entering Santa’s Wonderland.

Magic Santa Shield: An innovative, glare-free clear protective barrier will be in place between Santa and families at all times to allow for a contactless experience. The shield is cleaned and sanitized between each visit.

Physical Distancing: Families will standby in a designated area away from other shoppers with fun winter wonderland-themed floor decals and signage to ensure a safe distance.

Santa’s Sanitation Squad: Santa’s team of elves will clean all surfaces between each visit and frequently ensure all safety measures are being implemented correctly.

Face coverings: All team members throughout the store are required to wear face coverings. Customer requirements vary by location based on local public health guidelines.

Santa arrives at 5PM Sat. Nov. 7. Santa visits run through Dec. 24 2020.

Online reservations open on Mon. Nov. 2 2020 at www.basspro.com/santa.

Savannah Holidays 2020: Boat Parade of Lights, Tree Lighting, Santa Meet & Greet, Fireworks

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Boat Parade of Lights 2020 Savannah

 

Savannah Christmas Market Plant Riverside District

The Savannah Christmas Market Plant Riverside District will offer family-friendly holiday activities including Santa Meet & Greets on certain days from Nov. 27, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021.

Plant Riverside District holiday family events include a Tree Lighting Ceremony (Nov. 27); Boat Parade, fireworks show (Nov. 28); live performances and more.

The Savannah Christmas Market is located exclusively at Plant Riverside District, 400 W River St., Savannah

Santa Meet & Greets, Pictures with Santa will be Nov. 28-29 as well as Dec. 5-24 2020. Details below.

Learn more here

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FRI. NOV. 27

Kid’s Corner (Children’s Activities) Noon-3PM
• Letters to Santa
• Ornament Decorating
• Holiday Card Making
• Cookie / Gingerbread Decorating
• Making of Holiday Wreaths
• Creating Popcorn Garland
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Savannah Banana Pep Band / Interactive Experience 4-5PM
(Plant Riverside Riverwalk)

David Jowers Holiday Magic 5-5:45PM
(Plant Riverside Pavilions)

Pictures with Santa  7:30-9PM
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Tree Lighting Ceremony 6-7:30PM
Start the holiday season with a Christmas Story read by the Roger Moss and follow with a candlelight processional to the first annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Plant Riverside District. Choir performances by the Savannah Children’s Choir. Santa may make appearance. Music to continue through the evening.
(Plant Riverside Amphitheatre in MLK Park. Tree Lighting will be @ Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Plant Riverside District Holiday Fountain Show featuring performances by Savannah Cirque aerialists and acrobats 9PM

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SAT. NOV. 28- BOAT PARADE DAY

Christmas Story Time with special guest 11AM-Noon
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Kid’s Corner (Children’s Activities) 11AM-4PM
• Letters to Santa
• Ornament Decorating
• Holiday Card Making
• Cookie / Gingerbread Decorating
• Making of Holiday Wreaths
• Creating Popcorn Garland
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Holiday Cirque Performance by Savannah Cirque 2-2:30PM
(Plant Riverside Amphitheater in Martin Luther King Jr. Park)

Holiday dance performances 4-5:30PM
• Maxine Patterson School of Dance
• Allied Arts Dance School
• Gretchen Greene School of Dance ~ Tribute to the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.
(Plant Riverside Montgomery Park)

Holiday performance by the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra 5:30-7PM
(Plant Riverside Amphitheater in Martin Luther King Jr. Park)

Santa Meet & Greet 1-3PM; 6:30-8:30PM

Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights7-9PM Judging will take place in MLK Park at Plant Riverside District. Open seating is available at MLK Park and viewing on Riverwalk. VIP seating for the Boat Parade of Lights and the Fireworks Show is available. Learn more here. 

Christmas Fireworks Show, 9:30PM

Plant Riverside District Holiday fountain show featuring performances by Savannah Cirque aerialists and acrobats in MLK Park, 10PM

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FREE PARKING ON RIVER STREET

Use parking code 10153664 from the City of Savannah to receive free parking at electronic meters on River Street for Friday & Saturday Nov. 27-28. The code is valid on Nov. 27 and 28 from 8AM to 8PM

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Throughout the Holidays 2020 

Savannah Christmas Market
Nov 27-Jan 3
Learn more here.

Santa Meet and Greet
Dec 5-Dec 24
Sat & Sun: 1-3PM
Daily: 6:30-8:30PM
Learn more here.

Fall 2020 Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

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Here’s a bright idea.

Sign up your child for Scribble Art Studio in Savannah’s popular after school art classes for ages 5 and older as well as their Portfolio Builders’ Class for older children.

Classes run on:
Mondays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM
Thursdays: 4:30-5:30PM & 5:15-6:15PM

Both the General Art classes and Portfolio Builders class run each day at both times for your convenience. You pick the day and time that works best for you. OPEN ENROLLMENT!

Classes run in 5 week sessions for $200. All supplies included.

Check out Scribble Art Studio’s updated website here.

Open enrollment. Register today at www.scribbleartstudio.com

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Birthday Parties & New Adult Workshops, too

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s next birthday party at Scribble Art Studio where you’ll enjoy your choice of guided art project and then leave the mess for Scribble to clean up.

Adult Workshops

Host a creative escape for your crew at the studio. Scribble is now booking parties for you and your friends to try your hand at printmaking, or acrylic or watercolor painting.

Questions? Call Geoff at 202-379-5643

Scribble Art Studio
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum remain open; temporary closure of Old Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Savannah Children's Museum

Old Fort Jackson in Savannah and Savannah History Museum will be temporarily closing to the public beginning Sun. Nov. 1 2020 and will reopen in spring 2021.

Old Fort Jackson and Savannah History Museum will still be offered as a venue available for private events and booked group tours. Please contact Julia Keating via email at jkeating@chsgeorgia.org for more information regarding weddings and events at Old Fort Jackson and Natalie Butler via email at nbutler@chsgeorgia.org for weddings and events at Savannah History Museum.

For private and group tours at all sites, please email Emily Beck via email at ebeck@chsgeorgia.org.

Savannah Children’s Museum and Georgia State Railroad Museum will remain open to the public Thursday-Saturday, 9:30AM-2:30PM

Both sites are large, open air museums that allow for safe social distancing. Optional combination admission tickets offered for both sites. The special discounted ticket for both museums is $17/adult and $13/child.

Regular admission to Georgia State Railroad Museum is $11/adult and $7/child and to Savannah Children’s Museum is $8/person (18mos and older). As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members are FREE! Become a member here.

For the safety of all staff and guests, guests are asked to observe social distancing protocols, wear masks and adhere to public health safety protocols at all of Coastal Heritage Society sites.

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(Savannah pediatric dentists) Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill offers tips on dental benefits

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

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Kid’s Dentistree shares tips on helpful ways to utilize dental benefits

Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill wants to share some tips on how families can take advantage of their dental benefits before the end of the year to ensure a healthy smile for 2021.

Read Kid’s Dentistree’s latest blog post to learn more about why now is a great time to schedule any outstanding cleanings and treatments before the end of the year.

Learn more here. 

The Kid’s Dentistree office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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Savannah private schools: Open Houses @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Savannah Christian Preparatory School private

School searching in Savannah?

Join Savannah Christian Preparatory School at an upcoming open houses, school tours.

2020 open houses @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School 

Wed. Nov. 4 2020
Wed. Dec. 9 2020

Find more information here. 

Reservations are required. For more information on this event or admissions at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, please email Kathi Strickland, Director of Family Relations, at kstrickland@savcps.com or call the admissions office at 912.629.5544.

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More about SCPS

Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School,  (912) 234-1653, www.savcps.com, On Facebook hereOn Twitter here.  Follow SCPS on Instagram at savannahchristianprep   Savannah Christian Preparatory School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Pooler Scholastic Book Fair open to the public @ Advanced Academics

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Scholastic Book Fair @ Advanced Academics in Pooler

You’re invited to Advanced Academics’ Scholastic Book Fair in Pooler in November. This event is open to the public.

The book fair will be @:
Advanced Academics
405 Highway 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

Book Fair dates and times:

Nov. 11, 12-6PM
Nov. 12, 11AM-6PM
Nov. 13, 11AM-6PM
Nov. 14, 9AM-5PM
Nov. 16, 11AM-6PM
Nov. 17, 11AM-6PM

Questions? Email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com or call 912-348-2017

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Advanced Academics in Pooler five-days a week Early Learning Program PreK & Kindergarten for ages 4 and 5 is $250 a month. Choose from English or Bilingual/Spanish. Learn more here.

Advanced Academics in Pooler microschool offers full-day sessions for homeschoolers and early learners on a small campus in Pooler, as well as enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are open to the public.

Advanced Academics can customize education for each child.

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Low Country Counseling offers child therapy for anxiety, self esteem in Savannah

Monday, October 26th, 2020

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CHILD THERAPY @ Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Therapy for children and tweens (ages 5-14) for mental health concerns surrounding anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, and handling stressful emotions.

Other areas addressed in therapy include assertiveness skills, school support, parent/child bonding, peer and sibling relations, and social skills. Play therapy techniques are used to help younger children express themselves and develop age-appropriate tools for coping.

Learn more here. 

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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for individuals, moms, couples, families, and teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions or to schedule an appointment. Help is available.

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Savannah Cultural Arts Center free at-home activity: character development

Monday, October 26th, 2020

at-home Halloween kids' activity Character Savannah Cultural

How do actors become their character?

This imagination-engaging activity from the Savannah Cultural Arts Center helps beginning actors learn and practice character development skills.

Just in time for Halloween, try out this technique with your costume!

Find the instructions here. 

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Community Basketball in Savannah open to kids in grades Kindergarten-8th grade

Monday, October 26th, 2020

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Your kids are invited to participate in intramural basketball @ Calvary Day School in Savannah.

This is a community program. Your child does not need to attend Calvary to participate.

COASTAL SAVANNAH 3V3
Boys and Girls
For grades Kindergarten – 8th
Cost: $125

Registration includes a game jersey and 8 guaranteed games.

Maximum rosters of 5 so that all kids will play.

Registration ends Dec. 12 2020.

Email wworthington@calvarydayschool.com for any questions.

Learn more here. 

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2020 Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade-in-Place

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade 2020 holidays

2020 Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade-in-Place

Introducing Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade-in-Place. Over the course of three nights –  Thurs. Nov. 5– Nov. 7 2020 –  the Hilton Head Island community to put their lanterns on display in their front yards, balconies, windows.

Chantelle’s Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons will be out each night at a different location for a drive-thru spectacle of light. Come drive by one of these stops and see her large glowing puppets on display each evening from 7-8 PM.
* Thurs Nov. 4 @ Coastal Discovery Museum
* Fri Nov. 6 @ Fire Station 3 (534 William Hilton Pkwy)
* Sat Nov. 7 @ Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park

The three neighborhoods with the most lanterns on display in your community will receive a surprise mini-lantern parade on your block @ sunset. So make sure you let organizers know you’ll have your lantern shining brightly.

If you plan to have a lantern on display please register online here.

Created by and featuring artist Chantelle Rytter, the Lantern Parade is a free event and an opportunity for the surrounding community and visitors to celebrate the history, ecology and people of Hilton Head Island.

Learn more here. 

FREE Novemberfest @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Savannah

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Novemberfest Savannah free Chatham County 2020

You’re invited to 41st annual Novemberfest: A Marketplace of Crafts for All Seasons @ Trinity Lutheran Church in Savannah on Sat. Nov 14 2020, 10AM-2PM

Start your holiday shopping with gifts for all. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Christmas, Easter and more. Accessories, centerpieces, children’s items, quilts, garden art, home décor, kitchen items, pet beds and toys, wreaths and decorated Christmas trees.

This event will also feature:
The TLC Bake Shoppe for homemade goodies from candy to jams and jellies.
A used book sale & children’s craft area in the Education Building.
Latin Chicks food truck will be in parking lot, 10AM-2PM. Buy lunch or take home for dinner.
Visit with Lizzie and Luke – LCC Comfort Dogs.
Drawings for hand embroidered quilt and a recliner.

For info. call (912) 925-4839. Social distancing and face masks required.

Trinity Lutheran Church
12391 Mercy Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419

Savannah Holidays 2020: Gingerbread Trail & Competiton

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Gingerbread trail Savannah

 

20th Anniversary Gingerbread Trail & Competition, Savannah
(Savannah Gingerbread Trail. Nov 28—Dec 25.

Find a map of Gingerbread Trail here. 

Unlike in years past when the gingerbread village was displayed at Westin Savannah on Hutchinson Is., this year the annual gingerbread tradition will be hosted by various businesses throughout downtown creating a new Gingerbread Trail.

Register as a youth group, family, business or in the Official Gingerbread Competition to win top prizes and support area charities.

Or register to host up to ten of the gingerbread houses. The Savannah Harbor Foundation will promote your business location and drive traffic directly to you. Create a special holiday offer like a gingerbread hot toddy or similar to maximize your sponsorship. The Build-Local Division is meant for non-profits, businesses, hotels, restaurants, shops and other businesses to build and showcase houses with a cash donation of $1000 made to the winner’s charity of choice.

Learn more here.

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Find a map of Gingerbread Trail here.