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(Savannah Holidays 2020) Kindermusik Sleigh Bells & Snowballs Musical Playdate for ages 0-7

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

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Announcing Kindermusik Savannah’s monthly musical playdates for December: “Sleigh bells & Snowballs”!

This musical playdate celebrating the beauty of winter will be offered once in the studio and once virtually, over Zoom.

Open to children ages 0-7 with their caregivers on Sat. Dec. 12 2020.

Studio class will be at 10AM; virtual class will be at 11AM.

Each child will receive an instrument and 10 Kindermusik songs. Virtual families will receive their items by mail after the class.

Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

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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 private preK-8th grade schools) Now accepting applications for 2021-22 @ Blessed Sacrament School

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

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Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah – a pre-K through 8th grade private school –  is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you’re looking for a home to educate your child, schedule a tour of Blessed Sacrament School . Call 912.356.6987.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR. 

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, www.bss-savannah.org, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

(Savannah Holidays 2020) Outdoor Christmas Kids’ Events @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Outdoor Holiday Happenings 2020 @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

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Snowman Archery, Sat. Dec. 12  

Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on Skidaway Is. State Park’s archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants per session, and social distancing will be required. There will be a special holiday target during these sessions. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to make your way to the program location. Program fee: $10. Park pass fee required.
10AM-10:45AM
11AM-11:45AM

Call 912-598-2300

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Outdoor Holiday Movie, Fri. Dec. 18 

“Holiday who-be what-ee?” Holiday movie night! Bring your own “Chair of Cheer” to a movie night under the stars @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah. See how the mean green creature’s heart grew 3 sizes Christmas day. The program requires pre-registration due to limited space of 25 people. Park pass fee required.
6PM Fri. Dec. 18

Call 912-598-2300

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New Year’s Day 2021 Hike

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah will host first day hikes on New Year’s Day 2021.

First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 1-3PM
Skidaway Island State Park – Savannah, GA
Kick off 2021 with a 3-mile hike on the Big Ferry Trail. Please make sure to bring appropriate footwear, water bottles, and bug spray. The terrain for this trail is flat with occasional roots. $5 parking. 912-598-2300. Details here. 

(Savannah Santa photos, visits) Here comes Santa, with masks and face-shields

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

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Santa visits will look different this holiday 2020 season in Savannah.

Some Santa visits/photos will be outside with masked Santas. Others at indoor malls will be through Plexiglass Santa shields. Kids can even zoom with Santa from home. Here’s a look at how your child can visit with Santa in Savannah during the pandemic.

Plant Riverside District Santa Meet & Greets, Photos

Santa visits, photos will take place outdoors during the holidays @ Savannah’s Plant Riverside District @ 400 W. River Street in downtown Savannah. Children will not sit on Santa’s lap but be positioned next to Santa. Two elves will help direct. Santa will have a white mask and children are encouraged to wear their mask. Parents or caregivers can take photos of children in the Santa setting. Visits start Fri. Nov. 28-Sat. Nov. 29, then resume Dec. 5-24. Details here.

Santa shield @ Bass Pro Shops, Savannah Mall 

Already under way @ Bass Pro Shops Savannah Mall are in-person Santa Claus visits, photos for kids using a “magic Santa shield” at the store’s FREE Santa’s Wonderland experience. Learn more about these contactless visits with Santa here . 

Zoom with Santa, Richmond Hill 

Kids can zoom with Santa 8AM Sun. Dec. 6 on the City of Richmond Hill Facebook page. Details here. 

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Find more kids’ holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry here. 

(Savannah Holiday Events 2020) Wormsloe Christmas Hike

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah

Holiday Hikes 
Wormsloe State Historic Site – Savannah

Wormsloe Christmas Hike
Sat. Dec 12, 2020.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Find the Wormsloe Yule log. Hear the stories and traditions of seasons past as you journey through the Wormsloe forest in search of the Yule log to burn for good luck in the coming new year. Make sure to bring water and wear closed toed shoes. Reservations are required, space is limited.
Cost: $4-$12.
912-353-3023.

First Day Fitness Hike
Fri. Jan 1, 2021
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Start the year off with Wormsloe for a healthy 2.5 mile hike though the coastal maritime forest. A Wormsloe Ranger will lead the way and answer any questions that might arise. Pets welcome on 6 ft leash. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Hikes start at 9:30AM, 11AM, 1:30PM, and 3PM. $5-$11. 912-353-3023.

Questions? Call 912-353-3023.

Low Country Counseling in Savannah: Thanksgiving Tips for Eating Disorders

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

For someone experiencing an eating disorder, the holidays can become a stressful time of year. Thanksgiving poses multiple triggers for anxiety, struggles with food, and stressful family dynamics.

Low Country Counseling in Savannah offers Thanksgiving tips for eating disorders so that Thanksgiving can be an enjoyable experience with a recovery plan in place. 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 schools: Lottery open for Savannah Classical Academy for 2021-22 school year

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Savannah Classical Academy schools charter public Chatham County Georgia

Savannah Classical Academy is free, public K-12 charter school with an entirely open enrollment.

Savannah Classical Academy’s annual lottery is now open for all students from kindergarten to twelfth grade for the 2021-2022 school year.

Don’t miss the deadline for your family to enroll in this free public charter Savannah school as part of the local school system!

Apply for the lottery now here.

The mission of Savannah Classical Academy is to provide every child with a classical and academically rigorous education while instilling a commitment to civic virtue and moral character.

Savannah Classical Academy is the only public school in Savannah that has been opened since August 2020 to in-person classes during the 2020-21 school year. SCA has discontinued its dual-learning model (online and in-person) and all SCA students returned to campus Nov. 2. The last day of SCA’s virtual learning model was Oct. 30.

SCA says the school has remained free of any COVID-19 cases since the start of the 2020-21 school year.

SCA has taken many steps to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk to students and staff

SCA upgrades to keep students and staff safe include:
*Entryway equipped with a germicidal UV-C light.
*Specialized mats designed to sanitize footwear.
*Social distancing markings at entrances/exits throughout campus.
*Installation of ionization systems HVAC to purify circulating air and disinfect surfaces.
*Over 100 strategically placed automated hand sanitizing stations.
*Touchless thermometers and thermal imaging cameras.
*Isolation lounge space.
*Installation of cameras in all classrooms.
*Contracted with custodial vendor with trained staff using appropriate virucide, sanitation chemicals, and foggers, with increased staff for whole school sanitation each day.
*Personal protective equipment provided to all students and staff including face masks, face shields, and gloves.
*Individualized furniture purchased and arranged to maximize classroom square footage.
*Clear desktop barriers for all students.
*Alteration to student and staff traffic and meal schedules to reduce interactions to smaller groups.
*Posting signage for reinforcement of proper personal hygiene and social distancing.
*Installation of additional water bottle refilling stations for upper school students.
*Bottled water provided for lower school students.

Savannah Classical Academy
705 East Anderson Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-4040

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Black Friday 2020 Travel Deals with Two Sisters Travel

Monday, November 16th, 2020

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Black Friday isn’t just about incredible deals on electronics, toys & other popular holiday gifts but travel, too.

Many resorts, cruise lines, & vacation destinations participate with discounts, promos, & special offers. Generally these deals are only valid for a short time period and availability is limited. Be the fist to know by registering for Two Sisters Travel Black Friday Priority Alert List.

If you’ve been considering travel or planning a trip, Black Friday may be the time to book!

Skip the shopping. The lines. And the wrapping. This year put something under the tree that will last far beyond the holiday season, the gift of travel experiences.

Whether 2021 brings a milestone anniversary and/or birthday, or you just want to experience something new, revisit a favorite destination, or maybe check off your bucket list next year, Two Sisters Travel can help. We’ll curate the perfect itinerary and make the entire travel experience from start to finish easy and stress-free.

Don’t miss out on the Black Friday deals, join Two Sisters Travel Black Friday Priority Alert list. As travel deals are announced you’ll be the first to know. Sign up here. 

And if you’re ready to start planning your next vacation contact Two Sisters Travel. There’s no fee for Two Sisters Travel services.

Tara McCoy
Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241

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Free Savannah Kindermusik Monday class for ages 4-7

Monday, November 16th, 2020

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Visit a free Kindermusik Savannah music class on Monday afternoons just for older children!

Ages 4-7 welcome with their caregivers for music and movement in a playful and interactive small group setting!

Play instruments, learn musical terms, notation, singing and more! Text 912-432-5885 to set up your free trial class.

Visit the Kindermusik Savannah website for more info on all of their classes for ages 0-7.

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

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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FREE Christmas Caravan is coming to Tybee Island, Dec. 4

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

 

Christmas Caravan Tybee free holiday 2020

In lieu of a Christmas Parade this year, be on the lookout for Tybee Island Main Street’s festive, lighted Christmas Caravan, coming Dec. 4, 6PM to a neighborhood street near you.

See the route map above.

Cane grinding @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

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Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah 

The traditional Harvest Festival @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah will not be happening in 2020,  but cane grinding will take place this Saturday Nov. 21 from 10AM-3PM with interpretation stations, a take home craft, animal visits and syrup sales.

Register online as space is limited.

Online ticketing reservations are required and can be reserved here.​

SouthCoast Health warns against COVID-19 complacency

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

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SouthCoast Health warns their patients of the dangers of engaging in COVID-19 complacency.

The start of flu season and the holidays increase COVID risks.

Please stay vigilant with your precautionary practices and encourage friends and family to do the same. As a community, our goal should be to avoid overwhelming the healthcare system with people sick with COVID-19, the flu, or both.

As a reminder, here are SouthCoast Health’s recommended coronavirus precautions:
Wash your hands regularly.
Practice social distancing.
Wear a mask.
Get a flu shot.

Learn more about protecting yourself from COVID-19 exposure here.

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Live demo by renowned woodturner @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

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Coastal Heritage Society and Lowcountry Turners invite the public to attend a live demonstration by renowned woodturner, Nick Agar @ the Blacksmith Shop, Sat. Nov. 21, 10:30AM-12:30PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah.

Agar’s work can be found in museums and collections throughout the world. He has a teaching studio in Brooklet and more information about Nick can be found at his website, nickagarstudios.com.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is a large, open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. For the safety of all staff and guests, social distancing protocols will be observed. Masks are required.

Admission to the demonstration is included in the cost of regular admission to Georgia State Railroad Museum, $11 for adults; $7 for children (ages 2-12). This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members.

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

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

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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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Outdoor Thanksgiving Weekend 2020 events @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

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Outdoor Thanksgiving Weekend 2020 kid-friendly events @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Friday, November 27, 2020

Friday at the Forge: Blacksmithing Program
Fri. Nov 27, 2020 3-3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill
Visit our blacksmith’s shop to learn about their tools and techniques. Park rangers will be demonstrating how iron is heated and formed. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.

Sunset Bat Hike
Fri. Nov 27, 2020 5-5:45PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill 
Join rangers for a short 1/2 mile walk along beautiful marshes and witness nature at its finest. Watch bats take flight over the setting sun and learn about the world of bats. Hundreds of bats leave their houses every evening to hunt for insects. Guests will meet rangers at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Night Fort Tour
Fri. Nov 27, 2020 6:30-7:30PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill 
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger guided tour of the fort, as you recount history and tell stories of Georgia’s last battle of the Civil War. Space is limited to 10 people. Please register in advance. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Edible Plant hike
Sat. Nov 28, 2020 11AM-12PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill 
Join our Naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Some species used for making tea, seasonings, and identifying species that are toxic. Registration required, limited space available. Reserve your spot today. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Soldier Saturday
Sat. Nov 28, 2020 1-3PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.

From Rice to Rebellion Fort Tour
Sat. Nov 28, 2020 3-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. Registration Required. $9. 912-727-2339.