Archive for September, 2011

Tricks, Treats & Trains


Here in Savannah signs of an early fall are everywhere…

Mornings are cool and crisp (even though it is still  80 degrees again by noon)! Autumn wreaths and pumpkin decorations are popping up on front doors, and garden clubs are tansitoning to fall vegetable planting projects. But the biggest hint that fall has arrived may be the ability to order pumpkin spice lattes from your favorite neighborhood coffee shop! (:

Can you beleive the holiday season will soon be upon us? Don’t panic just yet!

Halloween marks the official start to the formal holiday rush, and this year Coastal Heritage Society has something special planned for your family! Mark your calendars and please join the Coastal Heritage Society team for Tricks, Treats & Trains – always a child-friendly celebration:

Tricks, Treats & Trains @ Georgia State Railroad Museum
Saturday, October 29
$10 per Child / Adult
CHS Member Adults free

Cost includes: admission to the Museum, a pumpkin, goody bag, activities, train ride & trick-or-treating.

RSVP required by October 27th.  To make reservations, email info@chsgeorgia.org or call (912) 651-6823 x3.

Important Reminder

We’re excited about all of the wonderful entries received so far for the Coastal Kids Cards holiday coloring contest.  Remember, the deadline for entries is today, Friday, September 16th. However any entries received by email or delivered to one of our various locations (Old Fort Jackson, Georgia State Railroad Museum or Savannah History Museum) over the weekend, will still be accepted.

Give a Hand for Fall

There are so many things you can make with a simple hand print!  I came across this image at www.kaboose.com and encourage you to create some fall art with your child.  Choose at-home materials or make it more nature inspired by using found items in your own backyard.

Miss Rebecca Recommends

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.  With kids back in school, and back into their study routines, it’s a great time to start making the library a regular stop in your fun family routine.

To get everyone into the fall spirit, I recommend Read Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert.  I love the use of watercolor and collage in the beautiful illustrations.  In this introduction to the life of a tree, young readers will learn fun facts about trees like how roots absorb nutrients and what photosynthesis is.


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