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FAMILY FUN: Savannah Jazz Fest, Kids fishing event, Trike-A-Thon & more

by Cate Mafera on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 11:51am
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The Savannah Jazz Festival
Sept. 23-Sept. 30, various locations. The Savannah Jazz Festival, in its 31st year -and the largest free festival in the southeast- celebrates jazz as a living art form and is built on a constantly evolving tradition. The festival boasts the best in international, national, regional and local jazz talent and offers all types of jazz, from traditional Swing, Straight-ahead and Bop, to melodic standards, progressive Contemporary, and funky down-home “gutbucket” Blues. The festival begins on Sept. 23 with Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday events at Blowin’ Smoke - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday events will be held at Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah. For more information, visit www.savannahjazzfestival.org.

Kids fishing and water safety event
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 22, Tybee Pier. In partnership with Georgia’s free fishing day the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Safe Kids are organizing a Kids Fishing and Coastal Water Safety event Sept. 22. Entry is limited to the first 144 applicants and pre-registration is required. Completed forms can be picked up and returned to the Chatham County Aquatic Center no later than Sept. 20. There will be no on site registration. For more information, call 912-652-6793 or visit, www.chathamcounty.org.

Trike-A-Thon
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22, Jump N’ Jacks, 109 Interchange Drive, Richmond Hill. Jump N’ Jacks Family Fun Center in Richmond Hill is hosting a trike-a-thon that features features face painting, food and giveaways. All donations will benefit the JDRF and all participants will receive a medal.

YMCA’s 23rd Annual Heart of Savannah 5K
Sept. 22, Forsyth Park. The YMCA of Coastal Georgia will host the 23rd Annual Heart of Savannah 5K/1 Mile Walk and Kiddie Run. After the race a YMCA style party will be held with activities like Zumba in the park, health screenings, inflatables for the kids and so much more. The Kiddie Run is free and open to all registered children. 5K and 1 Mile Walk are $30 through Sept. 18 and $35 Sept. 22 to race day. YMCA members will enjoy a discounted $25 rate until Sept. 18. You must sign up at your local branch to receive this discount. The Kiddie Run starts at 8 a.m. followed by the 5K and 1 Mile Walk at 8:20 a.m. Register at www.active.com, at any YMCA of Coastal Georgia branch or Fleet Feet Sports Savannah.

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