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Spring Celebration & Shearing @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Spring Celebration Shearing 2021 Savannah Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Spring Celebration & Shearing 2021 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, March 20 2021

From the animal’s body to the finished wool product. Observe and participate in the magical creation of a woolen shawl through all the stages of wool processing. Members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannah’s join Oatland staff and volunteers in making this traditional spring celebration fun for the whole family. ​

The Oatland angora goats will be sheared throughout the day with demonstrations of carding, spinning, dying and weaving the wool.

Crafts, games, and other children’s activities as well as a ​food truck will be available.

Spring Celebration and Shearing next event will be on March 20 2021 from 10AM – 2PM @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

Reservations for this annual event are available online @ Friends of Oatland Island. Click on the book online calendar, then click on March 20 to reserve your tickets for the Spring Celebration online.

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Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Friday, February 26th, 2021

 

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Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Spring Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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St Pitties & Kitties Family Fun Day @ Humane Society of Greater Savannah

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Family Fun Day Humane Society Savannah

St. Pitties and Kitties Family Fun Day at HSGS on March 6 2021, 1-6PM.

The Humane Society of Greater Savannah is hosting a fun family day at 7215 Sallie Mood Drive with adoption specials, kissing booth, clover paw prints, Lucky Charms. Wear green. Activities for kids and pets. Paw printing. Photo booth. Craft zone

Purchase tickets online here. 

Savannah’s Shamrock Ships St. Patrick’s Flotilla 2021

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Savannah Flotilla St. Patrick's 2021

Inaugural Shamrock Ships Flotilla, Savannah

Here’s a new, socially-distanced way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah in 2021: a boat parade from Hogan’s Marina through Thunderbolt then passing a socially distanced, limited capacity Irish-themed, family-friendly watch party at the Savannah Convention Center on Wed. March 17 2021.

PARADE ROUTE
The Parade will assemble from Turners Creek, through Thunderbolt, around Elba Island and proceed to the Savannah Convention Center. The goal is to pass the Savannah Convention Center 1-3PM.

Find more details about this inaugural Shamrock Ships Flotilla at ShamrockShips.com.

Savannah Soccer Shots For Ages 2-8

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

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Enrollment for the Soccer Shots Spring 2021 Park Season in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton is now open!

Soccer Shots is kicking off the season and wants your child to join them on Soccer Island!

This season, things will look a little different as Soccer Shots will implement several safety guidelines on soccer island and all their coaches will be wearing masks.

Soccer Shots will offer smaller class sizes, disinfecting equipment, maintaining distancing and using larger fields, along with a variety of other precautions to keep both children and staff safe.

Looking for a more personalized Soccer Shots Experience?

You can now host a neighborhood season for your child and their friends right in your backyard. Your squad, your way- and you get 50% off as the host. Call 762.333.1177 or email rwright@soccershots.org for details.

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more about their program. Or go straight to their enrollment page and sign up for a location near you that meets at a time that fits your schedule at savannah.soccershots.com.

Soccer Shots has locations all throughout Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton!

Free soccer day March 27

Want to try the program and meet their awesome coaches before you enroll? Soccer Shots is having a free soccer day at Forsyth Park on March 27 2021 for all children ages 2-8. You must preregister for this FREE event. Visit savannah.soccershots.com and search by the keyword “free” to be directed to the registration page.”

Questions? Contact Rachel Wright, 762.333.1177, rwright@soccershots.org​.

Enrollment Link: savannah.soccershots.com

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This & That Craft Vendor Event – Savannah

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

THIS & THAT CRAFT/VENDOR EVENT-Savannah Tanger Outlets

You’re invited to THIS & THAT CRAFT/VENDOR EVENT-Savannah Tanger Outlets in Pooler on Saturday, March 6 2021, 11AM-5PM at Tanger Outlets Savannah for a day of shopping. There will be arts & craft Vendors, local businesses and direct sales vendors.

This is an outside event and will happen rain or shine.

Questions? Email ThisandThatTanger@gmail.com

Tanger Outlets, Savannah
200 Tanger Outlets Blvd
Pooler, GA

(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s designated a Grief Sensitive School

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

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St. Andrew’s School Receives Grant from New York Life Foundation

St. Andrew’s has been designated a “Grief-Sensitive School” by the New York Life Foundation, receiving a $500 Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative grant to help create a bereavement support plan and encourage ongoing staff development in order to better support its grieving students.

The St. Andrew’s counseling department used this grant to purchase Kimochis, a social and emotional learning curriculum that helps younger students manage grief and other hard-to-have feelings. The program is designed to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively.

“My favorite part of the Kimochis Early Childhood Curriculum is watching students interact with the plush characters,” said School Counselor Elizabeth Bush. “Each character has a unique personality and temperament which helps the students express their own feelings.”

The Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative – a pioneering effort that utilizes New York Life’s workforce to help equip local schools to care for the grieving students in their midst – is an extension of the work of the Coalition to Support Grieving Students, a collaboration among leading K-12 professional organizations to develop and deliver best-in-class grief support resources to educators.

St. Andrew’s is a private, independent, International Baccalaureate World School inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

St. Andrew’s: Where Life Meets Learning.

(Savannah moms groups) Postpartum Support Group for moms during baby’s first year

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

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Here’s a way new moms in the Savannah area can get the support they need: Nurture postpartum group, which will resume on Sat. March 20 2021 at 10AM and will run for 8 weeks. Due to the ongoing need for social distancing, the group will meet outdoors at Daffin Park in Savannah.

This supportive, non-judgmental group is for any mom seeking connection and community during baby’s first year. Come to meet other moms who are in it with you. The group will explore topics such as mothering during a pandemic, health and wellness, relationships, mood changes, bonding with your baby, body image, sexuality, and more. Babies 12 months and younger are welcome.

Nurture Community Support
Saturdays at 10AM
Daffin Park (near the playground off Waters Avenue), Savannah
March 20-May 8 2021

Suggested donation of $10 per meeting.

Nurture is designed to include and affirm all parenting experiences, including single and divorced parents, LGBTQ+ parents, and adoptive parents. Nurture will never discriminate or support bias based on race, culture, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or birth/parenting choices. Nurture offers peer and social support and is not intended as a replacement for psychotherapy or mental health treatment.

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Online Support

A private Facebook group for new Savannah-area moms is also available for local moms seeking community and support in an online space: Nurture Community Support. Find it online here. 

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Questions? Email bridget@bridgetcrossLCSW.com

 

SouthCoast Health Allergist: 5 Tips For Not Letting Allergies Get the Best of You This Season

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Savannah allergists SouthCoast Health

SouthCoast Health Allergist Dr. Wasil Khan shares 5 tips for not letting allergies get the best of you this allergy season here.

SouthCoast Health offers a wide variety of treatments and services to help treat seasonal allergies. Learn more about our Department of Allergy and Immunology here. 

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Photography, Video Game, Painting & Drawing youth classes @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

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Youth Classes @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah for Spring 2021

Telfair Museums announces a brand new schedule of in person and virtual classes for Spring 2021, completely redesigned to insure social distancing and health and safety protocols, while providing engaging, fun, educational experiences for everyone.

All spring youth classes and adult classes are listed on Telfair’s website, with full descriptions. All classes are located in the Jepson Center at 207 W. York Street unless otherwise noted.

Youth classes include:

Digital Photography Camp Mondays, 4–6PM | March 1–March 29 2021. Register online here.

Virtual Video Game Camp Ages 12-14 years | via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4–5:30PM, March 2–April 1 2021. Register online here.

Youth Art Club! Painting and Drawing Ages 9–12 years) Thursdays, 4–6PM, March 4–April 1 2021. Register online here.

Youth Art Club! Painting and Drawing (Ages 12–16 years) Wednesdays, 4–6PM, March 3–March 31 2021. Register online here.

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Savannah Schools: Winter 2021 Open Houses, Tours for Prospective Families

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Savannah schools open houses application deadlines preK kindergarten

Admissions season is under way for the 2021-22 school year.

Visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses or ongoing school tours to get to know the schools.

Upcoming Savannah school Winter 2021 open houses & ongoing school tours for prospective families include:

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Risen Savior Christian Academy, Pooler

A Christian, private school serving Pooler and the surrounding communities. RSCA was founded in 2007 and has grown to offer two year-old preschool through seventh grade. The future for Risen Savior includes expanding to 8th grade by adding a grade each new school year.  Learn more or schedule a tour here. 

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Advanced Academics, Pooler

Customized learning for Pre-K through 5th grades.  Currently registering for summer and the 21-22 academic year.  Call 912-348-2017 to set up a tour and visit www.adv-aca.com for more information.

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah

Open Houses: Wednesday Feb. 24 2021 9:30-10:30AM @ Eckburg Auditorium. Reservations required. Details here.

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Savannah Classical Academy, Savannah

The annual lottery is now open for Savannah Classical Academy , free, public K-12 charter school, 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 here.

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St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah

Tour this private independent school (age 3 to grade 12). Call 897.4941 or email Windee Helle in the Admissions Office at hellew@saslions.com to schedule your private tour. Details here.

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Susie King Taylor Community School, Savannah

Application for the lottery for 2021-22 school year is open. Susie King Taylor Community School is a tuition-free, public K-8 Savannah charter school. Details here. 

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Calvary Day School, Savannah

Campus Tours are by appointment and are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Please call admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.
Details here.

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FREE Pre-K programs with Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, Application Process Feb. 16-March 4 2021 

Lottery notifications will be sent on April 7, 2021. Find more details here. 

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Coming soon: Pick your own strawberries @ Hodges Strawberry Farm, Dempsey Farms

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Hodges Farm – a local family owned “Pick Your Own” or “We Pick” farm of strawberries and thornless blackberries – is expected to open for strawberry picking season in a few weeks .

The farm is located on the Effingham/Screven County border just 20 minutes from Statesboro and 50 minutes from downtown Savannah. Cash or check with ID.

Learn more here. 

Follow on social media here for field updates.

HODGES STRAWBERRY FARM
8705 Ga HWY 21 N.
Newington, GA 30446
(912) 754-7257 cell (912)687-6448 cell (912)425-0690

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Dempsey Farms U-Pick Strawberries on Saint Helena Is. SC near Beaufort will not have early strawberries this spring but will announce on social media here when that farm is close to opening for this spring’s normal strawberry season.

DEMPSEY FARMS
1576 SEA ISLAND PARKWAY
SAINT HELENA ISLAND, SC 29920

843-838-3656 after 8AM for picking condition & field updates on hours

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U-Pick daffodil 2021 season is under way at this Okatie farm near Bluffton, SC. 

Details here. 

Coastal Heritage Society museums, historical sites will reopen March 4, Savannah

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

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All Coastal Heritage Society historic sites and museums in Savannah will reopen to the public on Thurs. March 4 2021.

There will also be a special Family Day on March 13 2021. Details TBA.

New operating hours are as follows:

Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah History Museum, and Old Fort Jackson will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 9AM to 4PM.

Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30AM to 2:30PM.

Pin Point Heritage Museum will be open Thursday through Saturday from 9AM to 4PM.

Harper Fowlkes House will be open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10AM to 3PM. *Special opening on Thursday, March 4th from 10AM to 3PM.

Admissions information and online ticket sales are available online here.

As always, Coastal Heritage Society Members receive FREE admission. Become a member online here.

For the safety of all staff and guests, social distancing protocols will be observed, implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures Both staff and guests are required to wear masks. Visitors are asked to adhere to the City of Savannah, Chatham County Commission and CDC mask regulations and recommendations.

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) Scribble Art Studio Summer Camp

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Registration for Scribble Art Studio’s Summer Camp 2021 is now open.

Weekly sessions from June 7 – Aug. 6 2021. Camp is from 9AM – Noon, Monday through Friday, and includes all art materials, two instructors and snacks.

Your young artist will explore different art themes from around the U.S.A. in Scribble’s Ode to the American Road Trip. Space is limited so book your spots today.

Register online here. 

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Monday, February 22nd, 2021

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FREE Savannah Ogeechee Canal Trail Walk

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum

FREE Savannah Ogeechee Canal Trail Walk
Sat. March 6 2021, 10AM-Noon
1 Canal Bank Rd, Pooler, GA 31322-9711

Come support Savannah Ogeechee Canal. In their efforts to complete this trail, Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center needs your help as stewards of this historic corridor and protection for the conservation of this trail for the future.

Free & open to the public. Learn more here. 

Questions?  Call 912-748-8068 or reach out via the museum web site here. 

Free Easter 4 Kids Fest, Pooler, March 27

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

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Easter 4 Kids 2021 @ Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler

Easter 4 Kids @ Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler is a morning of connecting, learning, and fun centered on the comforting message of Jesus’ resurrection. Children age 3 through age 10 (participants must be potty-trained) are welcome to Easter 4 Kids…which includes the Good Friday and Easter story. Teachers and helpers are excited to share the love of Jesus with your child!

E4K Information

Dates: Sat. March 27, 2021

Time: 9AM-12:30PM

Location: Risen Savior campus, Pooler
1755 Quacco Road,
Pooler, GA, 31322

Open to children age 3 through age 10

Cost: Free, but registration requested. Register online here.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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FIND MORE LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS & FESTIVITIES HERE. 

Virtual Saturdays Storytime with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

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Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center virtually every other Saturday morning at 10:30AM for interactive read-alouds of some of your favorite children’s books, and maybe discover a few new stories too. Each engaging story is accompanied by an arts activity to enhance the literary experience. This free program runs every other week for children ages 3 to 7.

Please register online here by Friday at noon the day before your preferred session(s) to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and art activity information.

Feb 27 – Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill; after the story, stay for arts activities and a ceramics demonstration video. Register here.

March 13 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

March 27 – Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti

Find more storytime info online here.

Register online here.

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Spaces are still available in virtual youth theater classes!

Out of the Box – Virtual Theater Makers
Mondays and Thursdays 5-6pm
For ages 9-12. (Late registration allowed until March 1)

Drama Adventures with Dr. Seuss
Tuesdays 4-4:30pm
For ages 5-8.

Learn more and register here.
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Free Admission to National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

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FREE ADMISSION to National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta – sponsored by FedEx – March 4-7 2021 & March 11-14 2021.

Explore thought-provoking galleries and exhibits, connect civil rights history to the ongoing struggle for human rights all over the world, & view the personal papers and items of Dr. King in our Voice to the Voiceless gallery.

With your health & safety in mind, timed tickets must be reserved online in advance. Free admission is based on a first come, first serve basis, and there will be limited availability for ticket reservations to ensure the safety of staff & visitors.

Reserve your tickets online here.

 

Kindermusik Savannah Musical Playdates for ages 0-7

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

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Join Kindermusik Savannah this Sat. Feb. 27 2021 for their monthly musical playdates.

Offered twice at 10AM and 11AM, this class will highlight an endearing love theme through instruments, music, stories, movement and more.

At the end of class, each child gets an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs, and a $5 coupon to apply towards weekly studio classes.

Enrollment is open to newborns-7 year olds and their caregivers. Spaces are limited- enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com today!

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.
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Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

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Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage’ is NOW ON VIEW at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center through May 31 2021.

The exhibit presents a rare opportunity to experience nearly 100 years of original performance designs by renowned visual artists who took their creativity to the stage.

Jepson Center
Open Thursdays-Mondays 10AM-5PM (Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays)
Admissions cost here. Children 5 & younger are free.
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE FOR EDUCATORS PICASSO TO HOCKNEY: MODERN ART ON STAGE

Telfair Museums’ Education staff will offer a virtual preview of the exhibition and a virtual walk-through of the gallery at 4PM Wed. Feb. 24 via Zoom. An educator guide and passes to view the exhibition at the Jepson Center will be available to all participating educators. Learn more here.

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SCAD’s deFINE ART festival Savannah 2021

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Define Art SCAD Museum of Art Savannah 2021

SCAD’s deFINEART festival 2021  Feb. 23-25.

You’re invited to SCAD’s deFINEART festival featuring virtual programming tied to the exhibitions that are now on view at SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah.

Of the exhibitions on view, families may particularly enjoy The Haas Brothers ‘Beast in Show’ (pictured).

In Beast in Show, the twin brothers Nikolai and Simon Haas Brothers present recent “beast” sculptures ranging in scale from the hand-held to the larger-than-life. These fantastical creatures are an ongoing body of work. Composed of natural fur from a variety of animals paired with cast bronze or carved wood, the beasts typically only possess legs and horns, leaving viewers to infer personality from gesture and form rather than facial features. With titles like Snail Earnhardt Jr. and Shaggy Gyllenhaal, the beasts are charming, odd, whimsical, and humorous, reflective of the artists’ spirited approach to art making.

Learn more here. 

MUSEUM ADMISSION
The exhibition is free for museum members and SCAD students, faculty, and staff with a valid SCAD Card. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission.

U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

Friday, February 19th, 2021

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U-PICK DAFFODILS OPENING Sat., Feb. 20 2021 for the (very short) 2021 daffodil season @ U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton).

UPDATE: SOLD OUT! U-pick will reopen Sat. March 13 2021, 9AM – until ? Best to come earlier in the day rather than later in case they sell out. PLEASE RESPECT OPENING TIME OF 9AM (no earlier arrivals)

Cost: 35 cents per stem.

Check here and on Facebook here for hours  & opening/closing updates.

Follow along on the farm’s Facebook page to stay on top of the current supply status at the farm and any farm closing days.

UPickDaffodils.com is family owned and operated on what was once the family dairy farm. Chuck and Diane have planted several varieties of daffodils, not all of which bloom at the same time, according to their Web site.

Now accepting debit & credit cards in addition to cash.

UPickDaffodils
48 Calhoun Plantation Road
Okatie, SC 29909
843-368-1998
chuck@upickdaffodils.com

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Daytrips

Find more daytrips from the Savannah-area here. 

(Savannah) SouthCoast Health allergist: How to Know if You have a Food Allergy

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Savannah allergists

SouthCoast Health Allergist Dr. Wasil Khan shares common food allergy signs and symptoms here.

What should you do if you think you or a family member is allergic? Khan details steps to take and the process of being tested for food allergies here. 

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