FAMILY EVENTS: Oktoberfest, RH Fall Fest, family picnic, crabbing tourney & more
FAMILY EVENTS FROM SEPTEMBER 21-27
2nd Annual Effingham Oktoberfest
Noon-11 p.m. Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 24, McCall Plaza, 6014 Hwy. 21 S., Rincon. Don't miss this exciting fall festival that includes arts and crafts, food booths, German food, Channelheimers Oompah Band, Battle of the Bands Friday night, and the legendary Drifters in concert Saturday. For more information, call Effingham Chamber at 754-3301.
Richmond Hill Fall Fest
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24, held behind Richmond Hill and Carver Elementary schools, parking in front of schools, entrance for festival and presale ticket pickup is in Carver Elementary Auditorium. You and the family can look forward to crab races, rock climbing wall, dunk tank, paddle boats, slides, moonwalk bouncers, human hamster ball, laser tag, cake walk, fish for goldfish, face painting food, popcorn cotton candy, silent auction and more.
Savannah Christial Church Youth Production
7 p.m. Sept. 23-25, Savannah Christian Churchâ€™s Henderson Campus, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. SCCâ€™s Drama Ministry presents â€śPeace Sign,â€ť a collection of stories from a youth group in 1972. It is set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the emerging â€śJesus Musicâ€ť movement. Tickets: $5 each or $20 max for immediate family. For information, 912-629-7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior League Thrift Sale
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24, Savannah Civic Center. Shoppers can find appliances, electronics, childrenâ€™s clothing and toys, home and holiday decor, books, accessories, house wares, linens, furniture and more. Again this year the Sale will offer new-in-the-box merchandise and high quality items such as crystal, china, jewelry, and designer goods in the JL Boutique. Admission is $5 on Friday and $3 on Saturday. For information, call 912-790-1002 or go to www.jrleaguesavannah.org.
2nd Annual Kids' Crabbing Tourney
Sept. 24, Fort McAllister Marina. In addition to the tournament, there will be a waterslide, inflatables and hermit crab races. A crab boil will be held after the tournament. Registration is from 9-11 a.m. and weigh-in is from 4-5 p.m. Sponsored by Ogeechee Marine, Salt Cured Company, Fish Tales restaurant, and BeSeen. For more information, contact John Seckinger at 912-547-0149 or email@example.com.
Arts on the Coast Family Picnic
4 p.m. Sep. 24, Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road. Free admission, parking and use of the playground. There will be entertainment provided and a display of memberâ€™s artwork. Bring a picnic basket for your group. Decorate your table â€śARTFULLYâ€ť to win a fabulous prize. For information, call 912-884-3726 or go to artsonthecoast.org.
Grayâ€™s Reef Ocean Film Festival
10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Sept. 24. Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Strand. Short films from the archives of National Geographic vaults are screened that are especially oriented for children in three two-hour sessions throughout the day. Free. All ages. For information, go to savannahoceanexchange.com.
Grayâ€™s Reef Ocean Film Festival
Sept. 24. Trustees Theatre, 216 E. Broughton St.
â€˘ 12 p.m. The final afternoon of world class ocean films culminates in the screenings of student films produced by teams from Savannah College of Art and Design.
â€˘ 7 p.m. Sea shanty singer/composer Bob Zentz performs songs, old and new, about people, places and times gone by. Free.
For information, go to savannahoceanexchange.com.
Family Ocean Experience
10 a.m. Sept. 24. Lazaretto Creek Marina, 701 U.S. 80, Tybee Island. Bring the family out to Lazaretto Creek where the Savannah Ocean Exchange will present the Family Ocean Experience. Come learn from the shrimpers that harvest the sea or get out on the water with one of the many activities available. Free. All ages. For information, go to savannahoceanexchange.com.
Kidâ€™s Fishing and Water Safety Event
8:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 24, Tybee Pier and Pavilion, Tybee Island. Enjoy a free day of fishing that includes a rod, reel, bait, and tackle and is for kids ages 5-12. Pre-registration is required. For information, call 912-652-6792 or go to aquatic.chathamcounty.org or www.safekidssavannah.org.
'Family Bird Walk'
7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 24, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head, S.C. Join the Hilton Head Audubon Society and the Coastal Discovery Museum for a morning of bird watching as we explore the salt marsh, maritime forest and open fields looking for birds of the Lowcountry. Free. Space is limited to first 25 children ages 7+ (an adult must stay with children at all times). For reservations, call 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Make-A-Wish Ice Cream Social
5-8 p.m. Sep. 27, Cold Stone Creamery, 5500 Abercorn St. Cold Stone Creamery is supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation by hosting Make-A-Wish month, which will culminate in our 10th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Ice Cream Social. Both Savannah locations will be participating in this yearâ€™s fundraising event. $1 Donation encouraged. For information, call 912-692-0035 or go to coldstonecreamery.com.
10-11:30 a.m. first and third Monday of each month. Islands YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. MOMSnext invites moms to come, just as they are, to experience personal growth and practical help relevant to mothering during the school-aged years. Childcare parovided upon request. For information, call 912-898-4344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.