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In-person Art Classes this Fall @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

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In-Person Art Classes @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Classes are back at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center! In person 8 and 6-week series classes for ages 6 and up begin August 16 and 30th!
Get back in the studio with art discovery classes, ceramics, guitar, acting, and more.

8-Week Classes (Begin August 16)
Basics of Choreography (14+)
Intro to Guitar (10-15 and 16+)
Modern African Fusion (13+)

6-Week Classes (Begin August 30)
Adventures in Art
Ceramics (9-12 and 12-16)
Character Development Through Movement and Imagination (13-18)
Discovering Art (6-8)
Home School Art (6-12) *biweekly

Learn more and register at


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Saturday classes for beginners, tots @ Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

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Saturday classes for young kids @ Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah 

You asked and Crowned Elite Athletics listened.
Saturday classes are HERE.

To accommodate their ever growing classes, Crowned Elite Athletics in Savannah will offer the following on Saturdays:
-Beginner Tumbling
-Intermediate Tumbling
– Parent Tot

Classes will begin Aug. 14 2021, and registration is NOW OPEN.

Register today at


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Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Tiny Tots Play Time @ Summit Gymnastics

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Tiny Tots Play Time Toddlers Summit Gymnastics Savannah

Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will be offered every Tuesday & Thursday this school year starting Tues. Aug. 3 2021.

Tiny Tots is for children ages 5 & younger & their caregivers.

Kids can enjoy trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams & more.

Tiny Tots Playtime
9:30-11AM Tuesdays & Thursdays starting Aug. 3 2021
Call ahead to confirm: 912.921.1034
$5 per child (Cash only)
For ages 5 & younger

Questions? Email

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a advertise

Deadline Extended for Teen Art Portfolio Prep Program @ The Studio School, Savannah

Monday, July 26th, 2021

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Seeking an ART PORTFOLIO for auditions next year?

The Studio School Youth Art Portfolio Prep Program in Savannah is a 20 week full support virtual arts program created for youth to present the best portfolio possible for school auditions in 2022. Application deadline Aug 21 2021.

Details on website Instructor: Lind Powell Hollingsworth

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Special Kindermusik Savannah class for ages 4-7

Monday, July 26th, 2021

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Kindermusik Savannah/Chatham County classes for ages 4-7

Does your 4-7 year old child show an interest in musical instruments, but isn’t quite ready for the discipline and attention span that private music lessons require?

If so, this special Kindermusik class is just for them! We move, we listen, we dance and play instruments. We learn theory, musical concepts, rhythms and composers…all under the umbrella of FUN! Come visit your first class for free- parents welcome and encouraged to attend too! Mondays at 4PM.

Text 912-432-5885 for more info or visit

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.


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Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021


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 Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email


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Kindermusik Savannah monthly playdate for ages 0-7

Monday, July 19th, 2021

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Calling all 0-7 year olds who LOVE the beach!

It’s Kindermusik’s musical monthly play date – THIS Saturday, July 24 at 10AM.

Come experience a class together with your baby, toddler or preschooler that engages their whole body, sparks musical interest, and builds social skills. Each child will receive the class, an instrument to keep, 10 Kindermusik songs and a coupon for future classes.

This is an event not to be missed- spaces limited: enroll today: or text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.


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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym

Monday, July 19th, 2021

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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton, SC 

OPEN GYM this week of July 26 2021

9AM-5PM Wed. July 28

9AM-5PM Thurs. July 29

9AM-5PM Fri. July 30

11AM-3PM Sat. July 31


Ignite the Senses Gym is a gym for ALL kids…

At Ignite the Senses, we ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships. Ignite the Senses gym is a fun, clean and safe place for kids to play, learn and party.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, we intend to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism in and around the Lowcountry. We will provide a safe and fun indoor environment where autistic 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.

Ignite the Senses also has a new half day preschool program where children do active learning.

The gym’s motto: It’s OK to be DIFFERENT!

Check out the difference Ignite the Senses can make in your family’s life.

Learn more about Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym in Bluffton here.

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym
163 Bluffton Road, Suite C1
Bluffton, SC 29910


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Free August 2021 Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Telfair Academy

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

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Exploring Science Through Art in Free Family Day, Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center & Telfair Academy, Savannah: Aug. 21

Local residents are invited to enjoy the exhibitions Never Spoken Again at the Jepson Center and Progressive Regression at the Telfair Academy on Sat. Aug. 21 2021in Savannah.

Family activities connecting science to art will be offered outdoors at the museums’ entrances, weather permitting, along with take-home art activities for children.

Learn more here.

Telfair Museums’ Free Family Days for Chatham County residents are offered throughout the year. Enjoy music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on art-making, and more — free of charge!

You’re Invited!

If you’re a local Chatham County resident or student, admission is waived for you to join in the Free Family fun. All you need to do is show proof of residency or enrollment at the front desk.

Here is a list of identification Telfair Museums accepts:
*Georgia driver’s license with Chatham County address and zip code
*Georgia state identification card with Chatham County address and zip code
*Voter registration card with Chatham County address and zip code
*Utility bill with Chatham County address and zip code
*Current college ID from SCAD, Georgia Southern Armstrong, Savannah State, Georgia Tech, or Savannah Tech



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Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Tiny Tots Play Time @ Summit Gymnastics

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

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Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will be offered Tuesday July 27 2021.

Tiny Tots is for children ages 5 & younger & their caregivers.

Kids can enjoy trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams & more.

Tiny Tots Playtime
9:30-11AM Tuesday July 27.
Call ahead to confirm: 912.921.1034
$5 per child (Cash only)
For ages 5 & younger

Questions? Email

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a advertiser

New kid-friendly places to check out in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Here are a few new kid-friendly spots to check out in Savannah & the Lowcountry that have opened in 2021.

Sandbox Children's Museum Lowcountry Celebration Park Hilton Head

New location of The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is. 

Lowcountry Celebration Park – which opened in December 2020 – includes Adventure Playground for kids, a discovery trail, pavilion and lawn for festivals, exercise stations, Wi-Fi, restrooms.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum has moved there, too, to its new location (pictured above).

Purchase tickets to the Sandbox Children’s Museum online here.

The Sandbox will have 3-hour play sessions! Hours vary by day so check out the availability on the Sandbox calendar.

(Please note the new address below)

The Sandbox Children’s Museum HHI,
80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645


Tybee Marine Science Center Savannah

New location of Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Tybee Island

The new Tybee Island Marine Science Center on Tybee’s North Beach features a “Behind the Scenes” self-guided tour as well as a Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary exhibit that is the first of its kind in this region and features a virtual dive. So visitors can virtually experience the live-bottom reef and observe the underwater creatures – coming up close and personal with a loggerhead sea turtle.

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Admission is $10 per person and children 4 and younger are free. Masks required.

Learn more about Tybee Island Marine Science Center here. 

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
37 Meddin Drive
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328


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New Skidaway Island State Park Visitor Center, Savannah

The new visitor center @ Skidaway Island State Park includes floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the maritime forest and marsh plus birding from a screened porch; a 20-feet high giant ground sloth skeleton, a replica of an ancient fossil found within the park in 1822; nature exhibits including turtles and snakes; a gift shop is filled with clothing, toys, books, camping supplies, jewelry and local foods. The visitor center also includes meeting space, classroom space and staff offices.

Skidway Is. State Park regularly offers kid-friendly events. Find the schedule here. 

Summer Discount Code and Friends of Georgia State Parks are partnering to make it even easier to get outside with your kids this summer. readers can receive a 15 percent discount on Friends of Georgia State Parks membership levels.  Use the code southernmama to get your discount.This discount is valid through July 31 2021.

Get your discount here. 

Skidaway Is. State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411


New trails in Savannah

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Mohawk Lake trail, Savannah

Mohawk Lake Trail
The 17-acre lake (pictured above) located at 1132 Mohawk Street now has a new walking/jogging trail and dog park that opened in July 2021.


Savannah’s Truman Linear Park Trail

A roughly three-mile section of the proposed six-mile public Truman Linear Park Trail runs between Lake Mayer and East DeRenne Avenue, parallel to the Truman Parkway and Casey Canal. Part of the trail includes a boardwalk (pictured below) that runs through a woodsy section of Magnolia Park neighborhood. Learn more here. 

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Truman Linear Park Trail, Savannah

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head new location is open

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

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The new location of The Sandbox Children’s Museum has opened at Lowcountry Celebration Park on Hilton Head Is.

Purchase tickets online here.

The Sandbox will have 3-hour play sessions! Hours vary by day so check out the availability on the Sandbox calendar.

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Volunteers ages 14+ needed @ Pegasus Riding Academy, Savannah

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Pegasus Riding Academy Savannah

Just a reminder of this great way for your teens to get in some volunteers hours and outside, too.

The Pegasus Riding Academy (Summer Adventure) sessions are looking for 14YO (and older) volunteers for week-long camps Mondays-Friday from 8:30AM-12:15PM. Peggi Noon is the contact for the camp. They are looking to fill four volunteer spots each week.

Final weekly camp sessions are camps this week (July 12) and next week (July 19).

If your child ages 14+ is interested in volunteering, please email:

Pegasus Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding program providing equine assisted activities for individuals with physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Summers at PRA include equestrian instruction, ground lessons with horse and equestrian themed art projects. Sessions are conducted by Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors.

The equestrian center is located at The Old Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave., Savannah, GA 31404.

Registration open for Fall 2021 Recreation Soccer with Tormenta FC Academy

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

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Fall 2021 registration is open for Tormenta FC Academy recreation soccer program.


Each team will receive seven games as well as one practice per week. Teams will be created for boys and girls between the birth years of 2008 and 2018. Tormenta will feature a program that happens at the following locations:

Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex – Monday or Wednesday
Southbridge – Monday
Abolt O’Brien Field (Wilmington Island) – Tuesday
The Landings – Tuesday or Thursday
USCB – Bluffton – Thursday

Registration Deadline – Sunday, August 29
First Week of Practice Begins – Monday, August 30
First Saturday of Games – Saturday, September 11
Final Saturday of Games – Saturday, November 6
Each player will receive a Tormenta FC Academy jersey specific to assigned team and socks to wear for training and game days. Within registration, parents can select other friends for their child to be on a team with.

The first 250 players that register will participate in the recreation program for free. This is an amazing opportunity put forth by a generous donation form the Ibis Foundation. Families that register after all of the free spots have been taken will pay $100 per participant, which is the most inexpensive opportunity for soccer team play in the area.


Please contact Brad Nein with all questions at or 912-257-3989.


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Fall 2021 youth golf classes with Golf Swing Studio, Savannah

Sunday, July 11th, 2021

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Fall 2021 Junior Golf Classes, Savannah

Your child can learn how to play golf or improve their golf camp this fall.

Benefits of golf lessons for your child include:

Develop your child’s character & leadership skills
Build the confidence of your child as they develop their golf skills
Structured, certified curriculum allowing the student to learn at their own pace
Individualized plans for golf improvement
Make friends that will last a lifetime

Here is a list of the day and time of classes this Fall 2021 offered by Golf Swing Studio in Savannah.

FUNdamentals Class, for ages 5-7
Prepare to Play Class, for ages 8- 12
Teen Class, for ages 13-18

To register or view more specific information, visit .

For additional questions or to register, contact Paul Johnson, PGA, at 912-421-8582. 

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Watch Tormenta FC’s Professional Team Train @ Training Camp, Bluffton

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

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Tormenta FC Academy camps are fantastic experiences for both veteran and new soccer players.

Upcoming Tormenta summer soccer camps include Professional Training Camp in Bluffton SC, when young players can watch Tormenta professional players train and interact with the players and coaches throughout camp. Players in this camp will work with professional coaches including those from Tormenta’s USL League One, League Two and Women’s teams. Register online here. 

July 26-30 2021
1 University Blvd., Bluffton, SC 29909
9AM-Noon | $200
Register online here. 

Questions? Contact Brad Nein at 912-257-3989 or


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