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

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Spring fun in Savannah including free events plus Summer Camps 2021 like full-day outdoor nature camps @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah (photo) in this week’s SouthernMamas.com E-letter.

Read it here

 

Things to do with kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Friday, March 19th, 2021

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GO! Find things to do in Savannah & the Lowcountry with your kids every day of the week in our Events Calendar here. 

Things to do with kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

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GO! Find things to do in Savannah & the Lowcountry with your kids every day of the week in our Events Calendar here. 

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 Schools: Winter 2021 Open Houses, Tours for Prospective Families

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

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Admissions season has begun! Visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses or ongoing school tours to get to know the schools yourself.

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

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Advanced Academics, Pooler

Advanced Academics in Pooler PreK & Kindergarten: $75/week half days. K-5th grade:$150/wk full days. Set up a tour. Call 912.348.2017. Details here. 

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Benedictine Military School, Savannah

Benedictine Military School (grades 9-12) After hours school tour on the following dates from 6-7PM: Jan. 12, 2021; Feb. 16, 2021; March 23, 2021, High School Placement Test will be Sat. Jan. 16, 2021. Details here. 

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah

Open Houses: Wednesdays Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 & 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

Now accepting applications for Pre-K 3 through Grade 4. The application deadline is 2.19.21. Details here. 

Tour this private independent school (age 3 to grade). 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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Risen Savior Christian Academy, Pooler

Open House, Sat. Jan. 23, 10AM-Noon.
Tour this private school’s recently expanded campus & meet staff members.
NOW ENROLLING: Preschool – ages 2-4
Elementary – K-8th grade
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 bike helmets for kids in Savannah

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Free bike helmet giveaway in Savannah 2020

AAA is teaming up with Safe Kids to give free bike helmets to children in Savannah this Sat. July 11 2020, 10AM-Noon.

The public can pick up a free helmet for children 14-years-old or younger at AAA Savannah Branch 712 Mall Blvd. this Sat. July 11, 10AM-noon.

Participants must register in advance HERE.

When arriving at the drive-thru pickup, people must stay in their cars and children must be present.

Fourth of July Fireworks 2020 Cancelled for Savannah, Hilton Head, Tybee Is.

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Fireworks in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. Richmond Hill 2016

Savannah’s Waterfront on River Street and Tybee Island will not host fireworks shows this 2020 Independence Day due to the pandemic.

The Fourth of July fireworks and Fourth of July parade at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Is. are not taking place this year, neither are the fireworks at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina on Hilton Head Is.

 

Online storytime with Theatrical Outfit featuring book about Greta Thunberg

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

free online storytime theatrical greta

UPDATE: This event has been postponed. 

Join Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights online this Thurs. April 23 2020 at 10:30AM for a virtual story time in partnership with Theatrical Outfit.

This session, we are reading Our House is On Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet by Jeanette Winter. This children’s book recounts Greta Thunberg’s journey as a young climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movement and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change.

This virtual story time is recommended for children 10 and younger.

Learn more & join virtually by registering for the webinar here.

Weekend Kids’ Events in Savannah

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Event Calendar

For a complete list of local kid-friendly events, visit our online Events Calendar by clicking here.

Freebies & discounts for Hurricane Dorian evacuees

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Hurricane discounts freebies dorian Atlanta braves Mandatory evacuations are pricey.

Here are some discounts to help save money for those evacuating to the Atlanta area during Hurricane Dorian.

FREE college football tickets: Georgia State is offering Dorian evacuees free tickets to this Saturday Sept. 7’s football home opener against Furman @ 7PM inside Georgia State Stadium. Free tickets are available to residents of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina who have been displaced due to mandatory evacuations in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian. Residents who show a valid driver’s license from the specific coastal zip codes that are under a mandatory evacuation will be eligible to take advantage of this offer. Up to four (4) complimentary tickets can be claimed at the Georgia State Stadium Office windows – while supplies last – beginning at 9AM Thurs. Sept. 5 through kickoff on Sat. Sept. 7. Children 10 & younger are free. Learn more here.

FREE Braves ticketsFree Braves tickets to residents of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas who received mandatory evacuation orders. Two games this week are open to evacuees of Hurricane Dorian:
Tues. Sept. 3 7:20PM, Braves vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Thurs. Sept. 5 7:20PM Braves vs. Washington Nationals
Tickets can be claimed @ SunTrust Park ticket booths, while supplies last, starting at noon on both days. Anyone with a valid ID showing one of the specific coastal zip codes under mandatory evacuation is eligible for the free tickets. One ticket per person with ID. Everyone in the group, including children, must be at the ticket window to claim their ticket. (Children 2 & younger do not need a ticket.) Details here. 

LEGOLAND discount: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is offering half off admission to Hurricane Dorian evacuees on Tues. Sept. 3 to Fri. Sept. 6.

$3 Discount at Children’s Museum of Atlanta:  Children’s Museum of Atlanta is offering a $3 discount on admission to Hurricane Dorian evacuees from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina Thurs. Sept. 5 & Fri. Sept. 6. (Museum is closed Wednesday) The attraction hopes to provide those impacted by the storm with an educational escape where children and families can experience the power of play. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in the highly-interactive exhibit based on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning television series, “Doc McStuffins.” This offer is valid for walk-up guests only with proper identification from an evacuated area.

Discounts @ Georgia State Parks: Georgia’s State Park welcomes evacuees and their pets, including horses at parks with equestrian facilities. All cottages and campsites will allow pets during this time. Pet fees will be waived. Campsites and cottages are available at regular rates, and “dry camping” is free during this emergency event. Learn more here.

Chattanooga, Tenn. 

The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga is offering half-price tickets to the aquarium and the IMAX theater for evacuees from Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. The offer is available through Friday. Residents will need to present a driver’s license at the ticketing center.

FREE Savannah Seersucker Bike Ride & Croquet

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Show off your Southern summer clothing with a casual bike ride around Ardsley Park, Chatham Crescent, and other nearby neighborhoods this Sat. Aug. 24 2019, starting at 9:30AM.

Meet at Tiedemann Park for free iced coffee, breakfast pastries and fresh fruit, then leave at 10AM to cruise shady streets. Return to the park for croquet and lawn games around 11AM.

Don’t have any seersucker in your closet? Don’t worry! Savannah Bicycle Campaign loves you in seersucker or not.

Tiedemann Park
502 Washington Ave
Savannah GA

Organized by Savannah Bicycle Campaign , non-profit organization.

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art & Math) @ Jolly Goblin Games

Friday, May 17th, 2019

STEAM STEM Savannah Summer Camps Robotics Video Game Development Minecraft

Enrollment is now open for STEAM Camp, Savannah’s only all-day STEM summer camp taught by actual engineers and technologists.

At this hands-on STEM summer camp, your campers won’t just learn science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. They’ll make it, create it, and build it themselves.

Join STEAM Camp @ Jolly Goblin Games in Savannah this summer for their 5th year in a row. They offer early drop-off, late pick-up, and even lunch at The Chromatic Dragon next door. Perfect for rising 4th-9th grade students.

Register online here.

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Early Drop-Off & Late Pickup? Yes!

STEAM Camp organizers understand that it’s not always possible to make a 9AM drop-off or a 4PM pickup, but they’ve got you covered. For an additional fee, your child can arrive as early as 7:30AM or stay as late as 6PM, enjoying all the fun and games The Guild Hall has to offer.

See the camp schedule here. 

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STEAM Camp Classes

VIDEO GAME DESIGN I-II
Campers will learn the basic principles of video game design, and will use real software development tools to create a functional (and fun!) video game. Video Game Design I & II will each be offered twice.

ROBOTICS I-II
Campers will learn the basic principles of robotics and automation, working with a variety of technologies to create and program functional robot vehicles. Each student will get to keep their own kit. Robotics I & II will each be offered twice.

MINECRAFT I-IV
Perfect for younger campers, this camp uses Minecraft to teach a variety of subjects, from electronic circuits to art to economics.

FREEPLAY GAMING
Available just before the start of the summer session. It’s not a class. It’s just playing games and having fun. All day long. All week long.

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LUNCH AT THE DRAGON

Campers spend lunchtime eating and playing games at The Chromatic Dragon. Campers can bring their own lunches, prepay from our $10 summer camp menu, or just order off the menu.

Register online here.

STEAM Camp is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Rose Festival 2019 with children’s activities @ Savannah Botanical Gardens

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Annual Rose Festival 2019 Savannah

The Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs and the Savannah Botanical Gardens present the Annual Rose Festival, 9AM-2PM Sat. May 4 2019.

There will be plants, roses, and daylilys for sale. Also on hand will be artists & crafters, garden tours, Ask a Master Gardener, & children’s activities.

Free Admission & Free Parking! For info, call (912) 346-4770 or email sacgc1388@botanical.comcastbiz.net.

Savannah Botanical Gardens
1388 Eisenhower Dr.
Savannah, GA 31406

FREE Atlanta Falcons Moms Football Academy in Savannah

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

FREE Atlanta Falcons Moms Football Academy Savannah 2019

You are invited to a free Atlanta Falcons Moms Football Academy in Savannah on Wed. May 1 2019.

This event invites women and mothers to learn about football fundamentals, player safety, concussions, supplements, proper equipment fitting and more. There is an on field drill component led by former Atlanta Falcons players and a free t-shirt is provided to those who register in advance.

Atlanta Falcons Moms Football Academy
Wed. May 1 2019
@ St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
6:30-9PM
*complimentary dinner will be provided at check-in from 6 – 6:30PM
Cost: Free
Register online here.

Indie Games, Youth Workshops, Drones @ Geekend 2019, Savannah

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Geekend Savannah 2019 free youth events workshops Savannah On Fri. April 26 & Sat. April 27 2019, Geekend in Savannah will offer activities and workshops for youth & families.

The following activities don’t require registration:

Fri. April 26
Indie Game Arcade
Jepson Center Atrium
12-4PM
The Indie Game Arcade will be open from 12-4PM. Come see some awesome video games made by developers in the Southeast. Play them all & vote for your favorite.

Fri. April 26
Food Trucks
Savannah Cultural Arts Center
12:15-1:30PM
Chazito’s, Strangebird or Yoshi’s Kitchen

Sat. April 27
Indie Game Arcade
Jepson Center Atrium
10AM-2PM
The Indie Game Arcade is back and will be open from 10AM-2PM. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite.

Sat. April 27
Food Trucks
Savannah Cultural Arts Center
12:15-2:15PM
Prowl, Strangebird, Yoshi’s Kitchen, Jenni’s Treats on the Street

Sat. April 27
Maven Makers & Idea7 Engineering Challenge
Jepson Center Studio 1
11:45AM-1:45PM
Just pop in. (Does not take a full two hours and can accommodate many over the two hours.)

Sat. April 27
Indie Game Awards presented by Hi-Rez Studios
SCAD Museum of Art
12:45-2:15PM
Did you vote for your favorite? Good! Now see who comes out on top in the Indie Game Awards! (Program does run a full 90 minutes. Suitable for adults and teens as well as kids passionate about games who can be respectul during the ceremony.

Sat. April 27
The Drone Show
Savannah Cultural Arts Center Lawn
12:45-2:15PM
Meet some drone pilots from Savannah and see their drones in action.

Questions? Email geekend@thecreativecoast.org