Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer Time and the Living’s Easy

Summer has officially arrived so grab the kids and head outside this weekend to enjoy the long, lazy days before it gets too hot!
Pick up locally grown, organic goodness at the Forsyth Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning on the South end of the park.  Fresh fruits and veggies, breads, meats and icy treats; all fresh from local gardens and farmers, are perfect for those summer picnics and grill outs with friends.  After you’ve stocked up, let the kids run off some energy at the playground, then cool off in the water jets at the band shell.
Forsyth Farmer's Market

If you haven’t started your own garden already, you’ll want to soon, and tomorrow you can learn all about gardening at Groovy Garden Day.  From how to plant a container garden or raised beds, to the benefits of composting and rain barrels, there will be plenty of demos for you to learn from.  Browse the different booths of crafts while the kids have fun with the bean bag toss, bubble games, story teller and face paintings.  Leopold’s Ice Cream will be there – and Quantum Catering will also have some tasty treats.  The best thing – it’s FREE!
Container Garden

You can beat the heat at the beach on Sunday at the Market at Tybee Island Lighthouse.  Take a dip in the ocean then stroll over to the Lighthouse where you can listen to live music while you browse and buy unique art, collectibles, fresh produce, gourmet foods and more.  Take a tour of the Tybee Light House and climb to the top for a breathtaking view of Tybee Island. 
Now through August, you can take advantage of the Summer Movie Series where several of Savannah’s movie theatres will be featuring morning movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for $1 or $2 – a great way to start the day with the little ones!
Savannah offers so many fun (and free) things to do; no wonder we were ranked #3 in “Best Affordable US Destinations” by U.S. News Travel.  If you haven’t visited Savannah yet – what are you waiting for?

Boys Weekend

With Father’s Day this weekend, why not make it all about Dad? Maybe grab the clubs and hit the links at any of Savannah’s golf courses – or make it a day and head over to Hilton Head, where they’re known for their prestigious courses. Sea Pines offers three world-class courses that are a favorite of the some of the PGA Tour Pros. Take the day and make a trip down to St. Augustine and tour the World Golf Hall of Fame where you can take advantage of free admission for the day and challenge each other to a free round on the putting course.

 

If golf isn’t your Dad’s thing, then get down and dirty this Saturday at the annual JCB Mud Run. Put yourself to the ultimate physical challenge of mud, dirt and water in this 4.3 mile course where you’ll encounter water gauntlets, logs, a plunge, bear crawls and more! Proceeds from this event benefit the Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development helping working mothers and minority families in the Savannah community. Hang around for the after-party food, drinks and live music from The Trainwrecks!
JCB Mud Run

Does Dad fancy himself a foodie? You know – the neighborhood Grill Master and King of his Kitchen? Then help him hone his skills further and sign him up for the only hands-on cooking school in Savannah; 700 Kitchen Cooking School at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. Executive Director, Chef Darin Sehnert, leads the class from start to finish while you help to prepare an entire meal. Along the way, the Chef will cover knife skills, kitchen tips and tricks and at the end of class you’ll get to enjoy a delicious meal that you helped make!
Blue Cheese and Walnut Biscuits

No matter what you decide to do this weekend, enjoy the time you have with your Dad and remember to take a moment to tell him much he means to you.

Sporting Goods

Football Season might not kick-off until September, but you’ll have the chance to meet up with some of the Jacksonville Jaguars players, coaches and cheerleaders as they caravan into Savannah tomorrow night at the Charles H. Morris center.  Bring the family for music, food, games, prizes, and get autographs from those scheduled to participate like Brad Meester, Greg Jones, Zach Miller, Quarterback Blaine Gabbert and former Jaguar, Tony Boselli.
Jaguar Bus

If baseball is your sport of choice, then you won’t want to miss the Class A Savannah Sand Gnats double header tomorrow night as they take on the Ashville Tourists.  It’s Thirsty Thursday and that means half-price small sodas and beers all night!  It’s also Ladies’ Night, which means ladies pay only $5 admission with this coupon.  They’ll be at home for a stretch next week taking on the Charleston River Dogs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Each day is a different promotion; from $1 off tickets, to buy one-get-one beer, to free webkinz for the kids.  Check out all the discounts here!
 

Want something a little more fast paced?  Then you won’t want to miss the Savannah Derby Devils next week as they host a back-to-back bout against the Palmetto State Rollergirls of Myrtle Beach.  These girls might be rough and tough on the track, but they have a soft heart and give back to the community by partnering with local non-profit groups at each game.  Next week, all raffle proceeds will go to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and you’re encouraged to bring a canned food item. This family-friendly event will have you rockin’ and rollin’ with live music and kids activities, so bring the family.  Kids 2 – 12 are only $2. (Adults $12 – $16). 

Derby Devils
If you’re following the NBA finals, you can belly up to just about any bar and catch the game – Churchill’s Pub, Wild Wing and Coach's Corner are some of the local favorites for any game day.
While Savannah might not have a national team, we’re happy with our small town favorites and support them with the same heart.  We hope you’ll join us!