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Free Virtual Saturday Storytime & Art Project with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

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This Saturday May 8 2021 – Free Virtual Storytime!

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center in celebrating Lost Sock Memorial Day with an interactive reading of “Where do Missing Socks Go?” by Ian Klepetar. Bring your lonely sock – after the story, you’ll be making Lost Sock Puppets!

The fun starts at 10:30AM and is intended for ages 3 to 7. Register online here to receive the Zoom link.


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Vote in SCAD’s Virtual Sidewalk Art Festival 2021 People’s Choice Awards

Friday, April 30th, 2021

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SCAD’s Virtual Sidewalk Arts Festival is under way online and you can vote for your favorites.

The university’s longest-standing tradition, which normally takes place in Savannah’s Forsyth Park, is back on a screen near you! The virtual Sidewalk Arts Festival brings a spectrum of boldly imagined artwork directly to digital spectators, no matter where they are in the world.

Current, former, and future Bees created colorful 2D masterpieces in the medium of their choice (including chalk!).

Head over to the virtual sidewalk to see this year’s creations and vote for People’s Choice award winners on @scaddotedu’s Instagram Stories. Winners announced May 7.


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FREE Middle School Football Clinic open to all middle school players from any school, Savannah

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

St. Andrew's School Middle School Football Clinic Free 2021 Summer Savannah

NEW SUMMER 2021 OFFERING @ St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Middle School Football Clinic
6:30-8PM June 16, 23 and July 14, 21 & 28 2021

The clinic is FREE and open to all middle school players from any school. 

Email head coach Blake Henry to sign up:


St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12 in Savannah, Georgia. For more information, visit


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FREE YMCA of Coastal Georgia Healthy Kid Day in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Effingham Co.

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Healthy Kids Day YMCA Savannah Chatham County

YMCA Healthy Kids Day- Sat. May 1 2021

Do you know what makes a healthy kid?

Get the recipe and try the Y at this free, outdoor, safely distanced community event on Sat. May 1. All YMCA of Coastal Georgia locations will host activities including healthy snacks, seasonal pools openings, fitness demos, summer day camp information and you can join the Y with NO JOINER’S FEE!

For more information, visit

Effingham YMCA: 9AM  – 1PM

Golden Isles & McIntosh YMCA: 11AM-3PM

Habersham YMCA: 10AM-1PM

Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA: 10AM-2PM

Richmond Hill YMCA: 10AM-2PM


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FREE STEM event in Savannah for 3rd-8th graders

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

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Operation One STEM at a Time and The Creative Coast are excited to announce Operation Starry Circuits: A free STEM event for children in Savannah and the coastal Georgia region.

Who: 3rd to 8th grade youth living in Savannah and surrounding areas.

What: The theme is Operation Starry Circuits. Students will be mailed materials for an exciting, interactive project led by Ambria Berksteiner, the Founder of Operation One STEM at a Time. Through the fun process of creating their own circuits using craft materials, participants will get hands-on experience discovering how circuits work to create light. Chibitronics, a company that provides educational products and tools for youth STEAM activities, is sponsoring the event by providing circuit materials.

When: Sat. May 8 2021, 10-11:30AM

Where: Virtually via Zoom. After participants sign up, they will receive an email with the Zoom link for the day of the event.

Registration: Registration is free and can be done online here. 

A Creative Coast staff member will reach out to registrants a few weeks prior to the event to obtain addresses where materials should be shipped.

Sign-up Deadline: Mon. April 26 2021. Please note there is a limited capacity for this event.

For inquiries, please contact Kaitlin Lance at

Virtual Saturday Storytime celebrating Earth Day with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Free virtual storytime Savannah Cultural Arts kids

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center this Sat. April 24 2021 for a FREE Virtual Storytime program.

This week they are celebrating earth month with We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, the 2021 Jane Addams and Caldecott Award Winning children’s book. After the story, participants will be lead through creative movement and a craft related to the story.

This program is intended for ages 3 to 7 years.


Sat. April 24, 10:30am

Register online here to receive the Zoom link.


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Savannah-Chatham public school students in online SMF Savannah Jazz Academy concert, April 30

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Savannah Jazz Academy 2021 music lessons


SMF Savannah Jazz Academy

Here’s another reason to support Savannah-Chatham public schools: the SMF Savannah Jazz Academy program.

Savannah Music Festival – a leading nonprofit performing arts organization, recently hosted a music performance featuring more than 25 Savannah-Chatham County Public School (SCCPSS) students on Sat. March 27 at Kehoe Ironworks at Trustees’ Garden in Savannah.

The performance will be broadcast virtually Fri. April 30 at 7PM on Savannah Music Festival’s Facebook page, featuring Savannah-area public school students in grades 5-12 performing jazz standards like “C Jam Blues,” “All of Me,” “Perdido” and “Make Me a Pallet on the Floor.”

Spring Virtual Performance Link

SMF Jazz Academy students participated from a wide range of local schools, including Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, School of Humanities at Juliette Gordon Low Elementary, Oglethorpe Charter School, Godley Station School, Marshpoint Elementary School, STEM Academy at Bartlett, Savannah High School and Woodville Tompkins High School.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SMF Jazz Academy transitioned to online learning for the 2020-2021 school year, added several new staff members and offered students virtual masterclasses and workshops led by SMF Jazz Academy faculty as well as other talented artists from across the United States. The SMF Jazz Academy’s first full year followed a successful Spring 2020 pilot semester at the School of Humanities at Juliette Gordon Low Elementary.

“Despite the challenges the pandemic posed, it has been impressive to watch our students’ resiliency and musical growth over the course of the academic year,” said Jessica Messere, SMF Jazz Academy Manager. “We have one student who was new to the saxophone and the program, and now she’s soloing with her improvisations to songs from jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.”

An optional Small Combo group enabled students to take jazz to the next level, with morning outdoor practices every Saturday throughout the spring. Small Combo students quickly began playing songs together, complete with solos, improvisations and accompaniments.

“Our program provides an opportunity for students to learn jazz and offers valuable lessons in self-expression, trust and camaraderie,” said Jenny Woodruff, Savannah Music Festival’s Director of Education and Community Engagement. “Each student learns how to create unique solos and to build a strong connection by working together.”

The SMF Jazz Academy program is open to any Savannah-Chatham County Public School student in fifth through twelfth grade who does not have a jazz band offered at his or her school. The program, which does not require previous musical experience, is designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. The online SMF Jazz Academy program includes free instrument rental as well as weekly private lessons via video, composition and music technology classes, virtual practice rooms, online master classes with guest artists and more.

The mission of SMF Jazz Academy is to lead positive and progressive change in Savannah by providing equal access to exceptional music education in a safe, accepting learning environment that supports each child’s development.

Thanks to the generosity of founding sponsors Ron and Susan Whitaker, the program is free to all participating students. In addition, the Hodge Foundation, Junior Jazz Foundation and Widespread Panic’s Tunes for Tots provide free instrument rentals to participants.

Learn more here. 

SMF Savannah Jazz Academy

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2021) FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival is virtual

Monday, April 12th, 2021

SCAD Sidewalk arts festival Savannah virtual 2021

This year SCAD’s beloved Sidewalk Arts Festival – which normally takes place in Savannah’s Forsyth Park – is virtual.

See the online show here. It’s free & open to public.

High school students can submit entries, too. High school students must have a participation code to compete. To receive a participation code, email Erin Findlay at


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Mother’s Day Community Picnic 2021, Forsyth Park, Savannah

Monday, April 12th, 2021

FREE Mother’s Day 2021 Community Picnic, May 9, Savannah

In honor of Maternal Mental Health month, the Maternal Mental Health Collective will host a Mother’s Day community picnic at Forsyth Park.

You’re invited: Sun. May 9 2021, 10AM-noon. This gathering welcomes any and all Savannah-area mamas (including those who are pregnant).

Bring a picnic to the park for this free, fun, laidback outdoor meet-up. Stop by on your way to your Mother’s Day plans – or stay the whole time. Bring something to sit on, something to eat, and yourself just as you are. Cold beverages and lots of good company will be provided. You’re welcome to bring your kids and family with you, or not.

All moms deserve care, support, and social connection – and this pandemic year has been long and so isolating for many moms. Come on out to make new friends, relax in the springtime (at a safe, outdoor distance), and find your community. The group will gather in the grass near the bandshell and playground.

Please spread the word within your networks and let organizers know if you have any questions. Find more info here.

FREE entrance to museums, historical sites on Super Museum Sunday May 2 2021

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

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2021 Super Museum Sunday
Sun. May 2, 2021

On Sun. May 2, 2021, explore some museums and historic sites for FREE in person and online during a unique Super Museum Sunday experience. This annual free admission event that normally happens in February every year was moved to May this year due to the pandemic.

Pandemic-related capacity and programming restrictions apply.

Hours for Super Museum Sunday are noon– 4PM unless other times are noted.

Participating museums in Savannah include  Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts and the Telfair Academy — free to the public from 10AM-5PM. Because of public health considerations, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters will not be open that day.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah is free. Pre-registration required. Register online here.

Find a list of participating sites here.

Free Family Weekend @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Free family weekly Telfair Museums Jepson Center Savannah

Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage Free Family Weekend at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah
April 16–18 2021
Jepson Center

Savannah and Chatham County residents are invited to visit the Jepson Center free of charge during this three-day weekend April 16-18 2021 to experience the exhibition Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art On Stage.

From 10AM- 5PM Friday through Sunday, the museum will offer free admission to the large contemporary art space on Telfair Square, in partnership with the City of Savannah. Face masks are required, and occupancy limits will be enforced for social distancing.

Take a scavenger hunt based on the exhibition and pick up a free art-making kit for families to enjoy at home. Theater arts and fashion displays by local students will be featured each afternoon.

Learn more here.

Visitors to the Free Family Weekend are invited to tour current exhibitions—including the special exhibition Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage, a partnership with the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio—and explore art activities created by Telfair’s education team, including a limited number of free take-home art kits for children.

Other exhibitions currently on view include Vehicles of Change; Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America; David Gumbs: From Dust to Gold; and Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography, which closes after Sunday.

Investment is provided by the City of Savannah.


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Free weekly e-letter features things to do with kids + summer camps in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Free Weekly E-letter things to do with kids in Savannah

Find things to do with your kids this Spring 2021 in Savannah & the Lowcountry as well as lots of local summer camp options for Summer 2021  in this week’s free E-letter.

Read it here.

Free, virtual lecture on The Future of College hosted by St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Wendy Sutton, an experienced college counselor & past admissions professional at the college level, will speak on the topic: The Future of College on Thurs. April 8 @ 5PM. Part of free, virtual lecture series hosted by St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah is hosting a free virtual speaker series, Landscapes of the Future, this spring 2021.

Upcoming topics include:
*The Future of College Thurs., April 8 2021 at 5 p.m.
*The Future of Education Thurs., April 22 2021 at 5 p.m.

The series is free and open to the public.

Register online here. 

Questions? Email Amanda Groves at or call 912.897.4941.

The Future of College
Thurs., April 8 at 5 p.m.
In what ways might shifts in higher education influence education more broadly? What should current and future
applicants consider, know, and plan for? The past year has accelerated change in the landscape of college admissions.
As a result of the pandemic and the national conversations around racial equity, schools have shifted to test-optional
applications and revised evaluation processes for incoming students. While some adjustments are temporary, there may
be long-awaited changes that remain or evolve as an outcome of the pandemic. Join Mrs. Wendy Sutton, an experienced
College Counselor and past admissions professional at the college level, to explore these trends and questions.

The Future of Education
Thurs., April 22 at 5 p.m.
What knowledge, skills, and capacities will be necessary and valuable in the future of industry and work? In preparation
for higher education? The current model for schooling is the legacy of the industrial revolution. With the accelerated
pace of change, and convergence of research in several fields related to education, what are those elements of educational
practice that help us develop our children into strong citizens and agile professionals? We invite you to join Dr. Kelley
Waldron and Mr. Ryan Martin in exploring some predictions for the future of K-12 education. Dr. Waldron has presented
on this topic at national and regional conferences, and currently serves on the SAIS Board of Trustees. Mr. Martin is a
career, independent school leader who has guided change initiatives in several independent school communities.

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


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Easter Egg Hunts 2021 in Savannah, Pooler & Hilton Head Is. , Bluffton

Friday, March 26th, 2021

Easter Egg Hunts Savannah Pooler Richmond Hill Hilton Head Bluffton

Find Easter Egg Hunts & Festivities for 2021 in the Savannah/Hilton Head Is. Lowcountry area here. 

Easter Egg Hunts 2021 in Savannah, Pooler & Hilton Head Is. , Bluffton

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Easter Egg Hunts Savannah Pooler Richmond Hill Hilton Head Bluffton

Find Easter Egg Hunts & Festivities for 2021 in the Savannah/Hilton Head Is. Lowcountry area here. 

(St. Patrick’s in Savannah 2021) Paint Tybee Island Green

Friday, March 12th, 2021

St. Patrick's festivities 2021 Tybee Savannah

Yes, Savannah and Tybee Island’s St. Patrick’s Day parade & festivities are cancelled for 2021 due to the pandemic.

However, Tybee Island residents plan to celebrate the holiday in a creative, socially-distanced way: the Paint Tybee Ireland Green project with houses and businesses bedecked in green and St. Patrick’s decor.

The socially-distanced celebration will be March 12-20 2021. Maps of participating homes are available here. 

Learn more here. 


More St. Patrick’s events

Hilton Head St. Patrick’s Parade, Pope Avenue, Sun. March 14, 3PM. Details here.

Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Parade is cancelled. Events celebrating the Celtic Cross Ceremony, Greening of the Fountain, Jasper Green Ceremony and St. Patrick’s Day Mass will be virtual. Details here.