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Weekend roundup of events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

February 11th, 2016

Lots of family-friendly things to do this upcoming weekend in Savannah & nearby.



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Registration opens Feb. 22 for Early Goals Toddler Spring Soccer with Savannah United

February 12th, 2016

Early Goals Toddler Soccer Savannah Fall 2014Early Goals/Toddler Soccer in Savannah

Registration for Savannah United Soccer‘s Spring 2016 Early Goals Toddler Soccer will begin in late February 2016 with sessions starting in late March 2016.

Savannah United will post the Early Goals/toddler soccer schedule on Friday Feb. 19 and have registrations open on Monday Feb 22 at 10AM. The spots typically go quickly.

Spots are first come, first served.

Early Goals will be offered for players ages 30 months to 4 years old throughout the area this Spring including in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Pooler, Rincon, Bloomingdale, Richmond Hill.

Below are the age groups for the SPRING 2016 season:
Early Goals – Birthdates from 8/1/2012 to 10/1/2013
U4 Program Players – Birthdates from 8/1/2011 to 7/31/2012

Learn more here. 

Savannah United,, 702 Mall Blvd Suite C, Savannah, 31406, tel 912-691-2472, email On Facebook here. Savannah United is a SouthernMamas advertiser. 

Blacksmithing Demos & Train Rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

February 11th, 2016

Train Rides Georgia State Railroad Museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum‘s Diesel Days are happening Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in February & March 2016.

There will be site tours by Diesel Train at the following times through March 27:

Fridays and Saturdays @ 11AM 11:30AM, 1PM and 2PM
Sundays @ 1PM and 2PM



Blacksmithing Demos

Get ready for Irons in the Fire 2016 a celebration of artist blacksmithing @ Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.

On Sat. Feb. 27, the community is invited to attend an artisan blacksmithing demonstration from 10AM-4PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum. A dozen blacksmiths from the Southeast will showcase their craft and fabricating items for purchase in the blacksmith shop.

The expert metalsmith artists will create a variety of designs using just the old world tools of fire, anvil and hammer to make their masterpieces. Please note that while many of the items will be for purchase, most sales are cash only.


The day-long event is open for the cost of general admission at Georgia State Railroad Museum, $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 to 12 years old.

The entire Georgia State Railroad Museum site will be open for exploring, so visitors are encouraged to walk through the historic railcars, experience the handcar and go on a guided Site Tour by Train.

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah 31401, 912-651-6823,, Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser 

Free showing of “Princess Bride” on Valentine’s Day, Savannah

February 10th, 2016

Free Princess Bride Savannah 2016 Valentine's DayCatch a free screening of everyone’s favorite “The Princess Bride” on Valentines Day this Sun. Feb. 14 on the rooftop of The Florence in Savannah.

Rooftop Reels Valentines Day edition: The Princess Bride @ The Florence, 1 W Victory Dr, # B, Savannah 31405
Early Show | 5 PM | The Princess Bride

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride” which earned its own loyal audience.

Perfect for the kids.

Enjoy The Florence’s full menu, drinks or dessert. If your little one isn’t into pizza (yet), The Florence will always make spaghetti too.

The screenings are totally free.

The Florence, 1 W Victory Dr, # B, Savannah, Georgia 31405


Giveaway: girlfriends 4-pack of tickets to Southern Women’s Show, Savannah

February 9th, 2016

Southern Women's Show Savannah 2016

You so deserve this free girls’ day out: a FREE four-pack of tickets to the Southern Women’s Show in Savannah.

Enter to win this giveaway by clicking here & commenting on our Facebook page about what you are most looking forward to at the Southern Women’s Show in Savannah.

Deadline to enter is 9PM Wed. Feb. 17. We’ll announce the winner here &  on the Facebook page. 

Grab your mom, sister or girlfriend and spend the day doing everything you love! 

Shop hundreds of boutiques, indulge in a makeover from Clinique, watch chefs in action, enjoy fab fashion shows and savor a complimentary glass of wine Friday & Saturday after 5pm (visit for coupon).

The Southern Women’s Show will be at The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Feb. 26-28 2016.


Friday: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm


Adults: $10 at the door
Online Advance: $8
Group: (10 or more; Advance Only) $7
Youth: $5 (ages 6-12)
Children under 6 FREE with paying adult
Advanced discount tickets available at Walgreens starting on 2/1/16 at 17 locations. $7 Adult / $5 Youth.
Special Pricing: $5 after 5pm on Friday only
Re-Admission: Tickets for 2nd day admission can be purchased for $5 during your initial visit (with your ticket stub) at the Show Office.


$5 per car

Old Savannah Tours will offer complimentary trolley service from the overflow parking at the racetrack on Saturday.

Learn more here. 

Sweetheart Special @ Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Island

February 9th, 2016

Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island Give this view for Valentine’s Day.

Take your sweetheart to the new Holiday Inn Resort on nearby Jekyll Island for a sweet deal to celebrate Valentine’s weekend (or Valentine’s month)

$99.00 Oceanfront Room special*
*some blackout dates apply

Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island Book from now until February 24.

Call 912.635.2211 or 888.HOLIDAY and ask for the Sweetheart Special.

Jekyll Island is an easy, roughly 90-minute drive down I-95 from Savannah.

See our list of things to do with kids on on Jekyll Island here. 

Like the Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Island on Facebook here to see photos and to stay updated about hotel specials and events.

Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island, 701 North Beachview Dr, Golden Isles, Georgia, (912) 635-2211 On Facebook here.  Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Island is a advertiser. 

Consign with High Cotton Kids in Savannah until Feb 21

February 9th, 2016

High Cotton Kids Spring 2016 Savannah SaleThere is still time to consign with Savannah’s BIGGEST children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – which is set for February 25-27 at a CENTRAL LOCATION: 2104 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center (formerly CVS, behind Starbucks).

Consignor registration is OPEN through Sunday, February 21st! Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 60-70% of their sales! High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items High Cotton Kids accepts and does not accept click here.

This spring’s High Cotton Kids upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local retailers.

Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price!

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event is sponsored by Rodan + Fields-Britt Buckler, Executive Consultant, Mathnasium, Lauren Milmine Designs and Glow Medical Spa and Beauty Boutique. Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here.

High Cotton Kids,, email  High Cotton Kids is a advertiser

Top Spring Break Getaways 2016

February 9th, 2016

Top Spring Break Family Getaways 2016

Top Spring Break Getaways 2016

We’re only a few weeks away from Spring Break.

If you don’t have plans, no worries it’s not too late – Two Sisters Travel has plenty of ideas for all vacation styles & budgets. When you book with them you don’t have to worry. They handle all of the details and their travel planning services are complimentary.

Two Sisters Travel Top Spring Break Vacation picks for 2016.

1. Family-Friendly, All-Inclusive Resort. After winter, warm up in the Caribbean or Mexico at an Azul or Beaches all-inclusive resort. This is truly a vacation for everyone in the family with gourmet food, entertainment, activities and even waterparks. Get an all-inclusive vacation quote here.

2. Disney Cruise. Can’t get away for an entire week? Try a 3 or 4 night cruise on the Disney Dream. This ship was refurbished just a few months ago with a new adult pool feature, Satellite Falls, where you can relax while your kids enjoy their new Star Wars and Disney Infinity-themed youth/children areas. Wreck-It-Ralph’s favorite sweetheart, Vanellope, has her own sweet shop opening, too. Get a no-obligation quote now here.

3. Explore New York City. Instead of going South, go north to the city that never sleeps. Stroll Central Park and take in a Broadway show like Aladdin, Wicked or The Lion King with your family, or visit world-famous museums and monuments. Get a free no-obligation quote here.

4. New Frozen & Star Wars Attractions at Walt Disney World. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited Disney or planning a first time visit this spring you can enjoy lots of new attractions in the parks. Frozen Ever After will be opening in the Norway Pavilion at EPCOT. For the Star Wars fans, check out the new Star Wars Launch Bay at Hollywood Studios where you can meet your favorite characters, including Darth Vader & Chewie.  Don’t miss the Hyperspace Mountain in side Magic Kingdom.  Get a quote free no-obligation quote here.

5. Florida Keys. Don’t have time to get passports in order? Visit a tropical paradise right here in the U.S. with a trip to the Florida Keys. Plenty of family-friendly activities including water sports, dolphin encounters, nature walks and plenty of history and beauty. A family-friendly favorites is the Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Cay. Get a free no-obligation quote here.

6. Universal Studios Orlando. Have a Harry Potter fan in your house? Are your kids dying to meet the Minions? Surprise them with a trip to Universal Studios, where they can tour Diagon Alley, actually meet and dine with their favorite Minions, and even meet dinosaurs and Transformers. It’s not too late. Take advantage of great deals too with “3rd day free” offer and up to 30% off your resort stay. Get a free no-obligation quote here. 

If any of these vacations sound perfect for your family, get a no-obligation quote online and start planning.

Or if you have something else in mind for your spring break trip call Two Sisters Travel at 843-284-3241 and they’ll be glad to help customize the perfect getaway for your family.

Their concierge vacation planning services are always free.

Two Sisters Travel is a advertiser 

Snapology of Savannah offers LEGO® building birthday parties-to-go

February 8th, 2016

Snapology Birthday Parties Savannah Children'sSnapology’s Birthday Party-To-Go

Bring the LEGO® birthday party to you.
Snapology of Savannah‘s Birthday Party-To-Go is a LEGO® fanatic’s dream come true.

The children will spend 1 hour engaged in LEGO® building activities with Snapology of Savannah‘s party facilitator based on the theme of your choice. A large assortment of LEGO® bricks and baseplates will be available for children to use.

Choose from one of the popular themes below.

Snapology of Savannah does not provided paper products , food (including birthday cakes) or decorations.

What does a Party-To-Go include?

Snapology teacher
Structured LEGO®-themed activities
Use of LEGO® bricks and materials for 1 hour
T-shirt for the birthday child
Downloadable Invitations and Thank You cards

Party Themes

Spend the first hour of your party participating in themed creative play activity using LEGO® bricks. Choose from:
– Minecraft®
– Star Wars®
– Ninjas
– Frozen®
– Superheroes
– Military Basic Training
– Mosaics (great for boys and girls)


Remember Snapology of Savannah comes to you with their LEGO® bricks. They’ve done parties in homes, neighborhood clubhouses, churches, school classrooms, Scribble Arts Studio in Savannah restaurant banquet rooms, park pavilions….LEGO® bricks can travel just about anywhere. And if you need tables, Snapology can provide tables for the children to build with LEGO® bricks on.

Invitation/Thank You Cards

For your convenience, Snapology of Savannah has developed super cute invitations and thank you cards for your use. They are designed to be downloaded and printed on 8.5×11” paper. Once printed, simply fold the paper in half with the printed side facing outward. Then, fold the paper in half again so that the ‘You’re Invited’ section faces forward. Learn more here. 

Call 770.883.3024 or Email to schedule your party with Snapology of Savannah today.


Camps & After-School Classes

For information on Snapology of Savannah Camps & After-School Classes, click here. 

Snapology of Savannah offers after-school classes, summer camps & birthday parties,, Snapology of Savannah is a advertiser 

You’re invited: A Taste of the Classics with Veritas Academy

February 8th, 2016

Veritas Academy Savannah

Join Veritas Academy in Savannah for a classic evening including your choice of dinner at some of Savannah’s favorite restaurants, a trolley ride, a fabulous selection of Southern desserts, classical performances & a live auction.

A Taste of the Classics
Veritas Academy Fundraiser

March 11, 6-9:30PM

For more information on this fundraiser & ticket options, click here. 

Open House

Make plans to visit Veritas Academy in Savannah at their 2016 Open House on Thurs. Feb. 25, 9AM

Veritas Academy in Savannah is a Classical, Christian, and Covenantal school that unites the academic substance of the classical liberal arts with a Christ-centered education in a family-oriented condensed day format.

Stay connected with Veritas Academy by liking their page on Facebook here. On Twitter @VeritasGryphons. On Instagram here.

Veritas Academy , Pre-K through 12th grade,  25 W. Oglethorpe Lane., Savannah 31401, 912-238-1222,  email Veritas Academy is a advertiser

Gymnastics, Tumbling & Tiny Tots Play Time @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

February 7th, 2016

Gymnastics Classes Tumbling Savannah Summit

For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email


Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics

Every Tuesday & Thursday
$5 per child (Cash or check only)
For children ages 5 & younger
Child must be accompanied by an adult
Open to all children. Children do not have to be enrolled at Summit Gymnastics to attend.

Call 912-921-1034 or email


Class Pricing for Recreational Gymnastics, Tumbling

Twinkling Stars & Shining Stars – $69/per month
Rising Stars, Shooting Stars, Super Stars, Rock Stars, Tumbling Classes – $81/per month
Yearly Registration Fee: $50/per child, $80/per family
Call at 912-921-1034 or email to enroll.


Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a advertiser

Pirate event free for kids at new Lowcountry museum

February 6th, 2016

Pirates event free for kids Morris Center Savanna Ridgeland SCWe’re excited about a new local free non-profit museum offering family events: Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland, SC.

It is located in a restored 1937 Sinclair service station that was transformed into a museum and exhibition hall to highlight history of the Lowcountry.


Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM

Upcoming family-friendly events at the Morris Center include a pirates’ exhibit preview with Pirate reenactors, food, kids activities, treasures for kids to win and more.

Pirates, Plunder & Lager

Presented by River Dog Brewing Co & Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

March 3, 2016, 5pm-7pm
10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd. Ridgeland, SC 29926

Ahoy! Come for an upcoming pirates exhibit preview.

Adults can quench your thirst with some local brew from River Dog Brewing Co. & enjoy light refreshments. Kids can interact with pirates, learn about buccaneers of the Lowcountry and win treasures.

$6 for Adults; $5 for Seniors; free for kids
For more info call 843-284-9227 or click here. 


Free Sweetbaskets of the Lowcountry Event

Wed. Feb. 17, 2-3pm.
Enjoy light refreshments while learning about the history & the craft of Lowcountry Sweetgrass basket weaving from native Jery B. Taylor. Born and raised in St. Helena, SC, Mrs. Taylor is a well-known basket weaver. She will showcase some of her baskets and demonstrate how these baskets are made.

FREE & Open to the public

Morris Heritage Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 S Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland, SC (843) 284-9227,  On Facebook here. 

Musical Playdates for ages 0-7 in Savannah

February 6th, 2016

Parent and me activities Savannah Kindermusik It’s playdate week with Kindermusik Savannah.

Join Kindermusik Savannah on Saturday, February 13th & Tuesday, February 16th at 10AM with your newborn to 7 year olds for music, movement, instruments, singing, dancing, stories and more.

Kindermusik monthly musical playdates are a wonderful way to see what Kindermusik classes are all about, spend some special time with your little one, and enjoy spending time with a community of parents who value early music education.

The theme for this month is “Love Somebody!”

All playdate participants receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a bonus gift at the end of class. Tuition is $15 per child/$5 for siblings. Spaces are limited, so enroll online now at  or call 912.988.KEYS (5397).

Kindermusik Savannah, email, 912.988.KEYS (5397)  Kindermusik is a advertiser

Kilt and Kolor 5K Run 2016 to benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

February 6th, 2016

Kilt and Kolor Run Savannah LDSSThe Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will be the charity partner of the 3rd annual Kilt and Kolor Run on Sat. March 19 along the Hutchinson Island race track in Savannah.

The non-profit organization has been selected to be the beneficiary of the 5K race and is assisting with coordination of the event. For more information or to participate in the 5K race as a sponsor or volunteer, contact Kim Watson,

To register for the race or to donate online, visit

Registration opens at 6:30AM and the event begins with a clean, timed 5K race followed by a 1/4 mile kids’ fun run filled with color.

The main event at 9AM is a 5K Kilt and Kolor Run. All participants receive two color powder bags, a t-shirt, medal and photo.

This marks the first year that the Kilt and Kolor Run proceeds are benefitting a Savannah area non-profit.

Since 2006, LDSS has grown from a group of a few families to an organization serving Savannah and the surrounding counties through events such as The Buddy Walk, The Night of Champions and Camp Buddy.

Outreach: Bella’s Big Heart Gives Back Pizza Party, Savannah

February 5th, 2016

Bella's Big Heart Gives Back Savannah My Pie Sandfly 2016Bella’s Big Heart Gives Back 2nd Annual Savannah Pizza Party

Sat. Feb. 13 2016
11AM-4PM @ Your Pie Pizza, 7360 Skidaway Road in Sandfly
Raising Money and Awareness
Supporting Shriners Hospital for Children Tampa and Chicago.

Help Bella provide fun playground equipment to the Shriners Hospital for Children Hospitals that have helped her get on her feet – literally.
Goal: $20,000 to provide tables for Chicago and an indoor playgrounds and ADA swing for Tampa.

If you can’t make it, but want to donate please contact Desiree Bartels @ 912.441.9224 or for the address to mail donations to. Or make a online donation here.

Three years ago, Bella Grace Bartels was born with a rare disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 3, also known as brittle bone disease.

There is no known cure but through infused biophosphate treatment therapy, surgeries,and pain management, Bella has thrived.

Since she was 8-weeks old, she has traveled back and forth from Shriners Hospital for Children Tampa and Chicago.

Join Bella for a day of pizza, fun, raffles and a silent auction so that she can meet her goal.

Meet other Shrine kids and hear their stories plus receive your free ticket to the Southern Womans Show Saturday, February 27th for Bella’s Day while supplies last.

10% of sales from Your Pie will be donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children 501c3

100% of all donations will be made to Shriners Hospital for Children

Please make all checks out to Shriners Hospital For Children, notes Bella Bartels.

Read more about Bella in our 2015 newspaper column here. 

Savannah Summer Camps 2016: Snapology Robotics, Computer Programming, Lego® Star Wars & more

February 4th, 2016

Snapology Savannah classes, summer camps If your kids like LEGO® Bricks, they’ll LOVE this: Snapology of Savannah.

But shhh. Don’t tell them it’s educational.

Snapology of Savannah offers summer camps & after-school classes. We’ll tell you about both below.


Summer Camps 2016
Registration opens in March
Locations will be Savannah Country Day School and The Bryan County Community Education Program in Richmond Hill.

Inventors Club Robotics (ages 7+)
Snapoloy’s Space Wars Robotics (ages 7+)

snAPP Video Game Design (ages 8+)

THEMED Camps (ages 5-10)
Lego® Star Wars


2016 Summer Camps @ Savannah Country Day School

May 31-June 3
9:30am-12:30pm Star Wars®
1:30-4:30 Video Game Design

June 6- June 9
9:30-12:30 Space Wars Robotics
1:30-4:30 Inventors Robotics

June 13- June 16
9:30-12:30 Minecraft
1:30-4:30 Inventors Robotics

*To register for the camps listed above and for camp descriptions and more information please go to the
Savannah Country Day School website here and click on the Summer Programs tab. Registration forms can be found on the website. Registration opens in March.


2016 Summer Camps Bryan Co. Community Education Program, Richmond Hill

June 20-June 23
9AM-Noon Video Game Design
1-4PM Ninjas

June 27-June 30
9AM-Noon Minecraft®
1-4PM Space Wars Robotics

July 11-July 14
9-Noon Star Wars®
1-4PM Inventors WeDo Robotics

July 18-July 21
9AM-Noon Minecraft®
1-4PM Lego® Friends

*To register for the Bryan Co. Community Ed camps and for camp descriptions and more information please stop by 120 Constitution Way Richmond Hill or call 912-459-5116.


After-School Snapology Classes continue through May at:

-Bryan Country Community Education Program in Richmond Hill (120 Constitution Way, Richmond Hill phone number is 912-459-5116)
-Savannah Country Day School (see school website here for after school program information and registration forms)
-Savannah Christian Prep School (see school website here for after school program information and registration forms)
-St. Elizabeth’s Church Preschool (see Snapology of Savannah website here for more information or ask the child’s teacher for more information on Snapology classes at this school).


Star Wars Adventures with LEGO class @ Savannah Christian Prep 

Attention Savannah Christian Preparatory School parents.

Registration is now open for the next session of Snapology after-school classes at your school.

Adventures with Lego STAR WARS will be offered at your school for 6 weeks, Mondays March 7- April 25 (skipping March 21-28), 2:45-3:45PM.

Registration forms and more information can be found on your school website by clicking here or on Lower School- Beyond the Day- After School Activity Programs.

Space is limited and classes fill up fast.

If you love STAR WARS, this is the class for you. Come participate in Star Wars themed activities using LEGO bricks and other interactive learning tools, build scenes from the movie, your favorite characters, space ships, light sabers, you name it.

May the force be with you. Come build and learn with Snapology of Savannah.


Birthday Parties

Bring the LEGO® birthday party to you.

Snapology of Savannah‘s Birthday Party-To-Go is a LEGO® fanatic’s dream come true.

The children will spend 1 hour engaged in LEGO® building activities with Snapology of Savannah‘s party facilitator based on the theme of your choice. A large assortment of LEGO® bricks and baseplates will be available for children to use.

Choose from one of the popular themes & learn more here. 

Snapology of Savannah offers after-school classes, summer camps & birthday parties,, Snapology of Savannah is a advertiser