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Savannah schools: Tours of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

February 27th, 2017

Savannah schools private Blessed Sacarment School Catholic

School searching in Savannah for 2017/2018? Call Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Savannah to find out why it’s so GREAT TO BE IRISH!

Private Tours available upon request.   Call Helen Willoughby (912) 356-6987 or email hwilloughby@bss-savannah.org

Blessed Sacrament is a pre-K through 8th grade school that was founded in 1939.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament School here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, www.bss-savannah.org, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Art, Video Game Development & Pre-K Camps @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

February 26th, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps 2017 Art, Video Game Development Summer camps 2017 @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center in Savannah.

Register online here. 

For more information, call 912.790.8823.

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Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp, 10–12yrs, May 30–June 2
No camp Monday, May 29
Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp, 12–14yrs, July 3–7
No camp Tuesday, July 4
9am–3pm
Member $160/Non-member $180
This four-day camp is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, and use of value to create volume and space. The camp will also include practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models. The Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp is a great class for students to learn and advance the skills necessary for developing art portfolios.

Register online here. 

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Master Artist Photography Session A, 10–12yrs, June 5–9
Master Artist Photography Session B, 13–16yrs, June 12–16
9am–3pm
Member $200/Non-member $235
This intensive, weeklong program focuses on black-and-white and digital photography, as well as the basic functions of 35mm manual cameras. While instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Adobe Photoshop, they will also cover conventional methods of film photography, including pinhole cameras, to supplement the experience. The camp features student use of both manual and digital cameras. This camp will utilize the William Wegman: Improved Photography exhibition as inspiration for on-location shoots in the historic district. The program will culminate with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center.

Register online here. 

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Raising STEAM: Technology, Art, and Electronics 10–12yrs, June 19–23
9am–3pm
Member $200/Non-member $235
This comprehensive STEAM Camp gives young people the opportunity to explore the artistic potential of technology. In this weeklong camp, students will learn to use a variety of technologies and methods to create and express themselves. Students will explore 3D printing, create images with Adobe Photoshop, and solder their own electronic-noise toys. Participants will also learn basic computer programming with Arduino microcontrollers. The program culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center.

Register online here. 

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Art with the Pros Session 6–10yrs, June 26–29
9am–3pm
Member $175/Non-member $195
Each day, this camp will feature a different local artist providing a unique lesson based on his or her medium. Lunch in Telfair Square (weather permitting), breaks and games in ArtZeum, and special tours of the galleries are all included. Students will learn to give constructive criticism on their own and their peers’ artwork. The program culminates with a student art exhibition and a reception in the Jepson Center.

Register online here. 

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Video Game Development 14–18yrs, July 17–21
Video Game Development 12–14yrs, July 10–14
9am–3pm
Member $175/Non-member $195
Full STEAM ahead! In this weeklong camp, students will build their own video games. Students will explore, play, and learn computer programming from scratch using open-source game-making programs. The summer camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ games in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

Register online here.  

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Museum Explorations Pre-K Camp 4–6yrs, half day, July 24–July 28
9am–noon
Member $100/Non-member $125
Stave off summer doldrums! Exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and exhibitions has never been so much fun. Each day, participants will tour a new exhibit and learn to create the very same types of art seen in the galleries. Find inspiration with instruction in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Students immerse themselves in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists.

Register online here. 

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Crafters Camp, 8–11yrs, July 17–21
9am–3pm
Member $175/Non-member $195
The Ultimate Crafty Kids Camp is packed with a variety of projects: screen printing, knitting, friendship bracelets, calligraphy folder paper, and much more. In this weeklong camp, students will explore and learn techniques in a rich variety of crafts that will inspire and develop their desire to be independent makers.

Register online here. 

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Video Game Design with Scratch, 9–12yrs, half day, July 24–July 28
9am–noon
Member $100/Non-member $125
This summer camp teaches beginning students how to create their own video game using Scratch, a colorful programming environment that makes it easy to bring interactive stories to life. In class, students collaborate on developing a game from the beginning to final polish. A fun and informative way to introduce younger students to the art of video game development.

Register online here. 

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Ocearch program on Lowcountry Shark Research Expedition (kids are free), Savannah

February 25th, 2017

Join Chris Fischer, OCEARCH Expedition Leader and Founding Chairman, on Feb. 26, 2-4PM for a presentation about the upcoming Lowcountry Research Expedition at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah. Kids are free. Adults are $25 each.

OCEARCH and its team of collaborating scientists are embarking on their 28th expedition, and the first of the year, to tag mature white sharks in the Lowcountry, which includes GA, SC, and NC.

The team’s goal is to gather data on the ecology, physiology, and behavior of sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, and to increase the sample size of the research started in 2012 in Cape Cod, MA.

The program highlight key factors for the team’s success, including a multi-disciplined data-driven approach, inclusion, collaboration and most importantly – the means to engage future generations of scientists.

Learn more & purchase tickets here.

Hyatt Regency Savannah
Riverstreet Room
2 West Bay St.
Savannah 31401

Irons in the Fire blacksmithing & Seuss Fest this weekend in Savannah

February 23rd, 2017

Blacksmith demos Irons in Fire Georgia Railroad Museum

You are invited to attend an artisan blacksmithing demonstration @ Georgia State Railroad Museum 10AM-4PM Sat. Feb. 25.

Blacksmiths from across the Southeast will be showcasing their craft and fabricating items for purchase in the blacksmith shop.

The museum has an 1850s railroad Blacksmith Shop on site at Georgia State Railroad Museum to highlight this element of industrial history.

The expert metalsmith artists will be sharing a variety of designs using just the Old World tools of fire, anvil and hammer to create their masterpieces.

Please note that while many of the items will be available for purchase, most sales are cash only.

The day-long event is included in the cost of general admission at Georgia State Railroad Museum, $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 to 12 years of age. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members.

In addition to experiencing “Irons in the Fire,” the entire Georgia State Railroad Museum site will be open for exploration, 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 Road
Savannah, GA 31401

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Seuss Fest Savannah 2017 Savannah Children's Museum

Celebrate the wonder and fun of Dr. Seuss at this year’s “Seuss Fest,” filled with Dr. Seuss stories as well as Seuss-inspired crafts, activities and games.

This Saturday, Feb. 25th from 10 am to 4 pm at Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401.

Savannah Children’s Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401.

Cost: The price of general admission. Tickets are $7.50 per person (for children 18 mos. and up.)

Free admission for CHS members!

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FREE Tara Feis Irish Celebration, March 11, Savannah

February 22nd, 2017

Free Tara Feis 2017 Savannah St. Patrick's Day
The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival
will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Emmet Park from 11AM – 5PM

Tara Feis is a festival that promotes true Irish culture and heritage through music, dancing, crafts and storytellers in a family- friendly atmosphere. The event commences with an official Irish opening ceremony featuring the Parade Grand Marshal and local dignitaries in a parade of colorful flags and bagpipes, preceded by performances on two stages that feature traditional Irish dancing, Celtic music and a whimsical magic show.

A major component of the cherished festival is its historical value. Irish heritage in Savannah dates back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, where Emmet Park was once referred to as, “The Green”.

The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival is free and open to the public. This is a non-alcoholic event.  ­­­Emmet Park is located in downtown Savannah at the East end of Bay Street.

For more information please contact 912-651-6417 or visit www.savannahga.gov/tarafeis

Open to all: 80s Prom for adults @ Blessed Sacrament School, Savannah

February 22nd, 2017

Blessed Sacrament School Prom Open to Al

You are to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Savannah 80s Prom in Savannah.

The BSS 80s Prom – presented by Blessed Sacrament Home & School Board – will be Sat. March 4, 7-11PM.

Join Blessed Sacrament for a totally rad night of 80s music and dancing, noshing on wood-fired pizzas from Big Bon Pizza and your favorite beverages flowing all night long. Please note: this is an adults’ event.

VIP Couples and Singles Tickets available: $150/couple, $80/single, includes AYCD + dinner. Standard tickets also available.

Contact BSS 80s Prom Chair Jessi Horne at ejhorne04@gmail.com to purchase tickets or for more information.

Everyone is welcome!

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More about Blessed Sacrament

School searching in Savannah? Visit Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Savannah.

Please call or email Mrs. Willoughby in the Blessed Sacrament school office to schedule your personal tour TODAY! (912) 356-6987 or hwilloughby@bss-savannah.org

Blessed Sacrament is a pre-K through 8th grade school that was founded in 1939.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament School here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, www.bss-savannah.org, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Tybee Mardi Gras Parade 2017

February 22nd, 2017

Mardi Gras Parade Tybee Island 2017 Celebrate Mardi Gras at Tybee Island’s festive, family-friendly parade, which rolls down Butler Avenue onto Tybrisa Street this weekend.

Parade time is 2pm on Saturday February 25th, the route will begin at Memorial Park and follow Butler Avenue to Tybrisa to the Round-about. After the parade will be a costume contest in which the winners will be crowned the 2017 Mardi Gras Tybee King and Queen! The King and Queen will then host the street dance fun with music.

The parade will travel south on Butler and head towards the beach on Tybrisa Street.
All Parade Floats will line up on 4th Street at Memorial Park.

Kids’ fitness classes @ Fit46 Studio in Savannah

February 21st, 2017

fit46 studio kids fitness classes Savannah New kids’ fitness classes starting soon @ Fit46 Studio in Savannah.

FIT46 KIDS AGES 8 – 13: Help your kids develop healthy habits and have fun working out with experienced instructors who love kids and have a passion for fitness.

Kids just want to have fun and Fit46 Studio wants to show them how to enjoy exercise while improving their health and advancing their levels of fitness. Each class will include the following components: agility, balance, coordination, strength, cardiovascular endurance, motor skills development and enhancement, sports skills and drills, and fitness games. Children should wear comfortable clothing with athletic shoes and be ready to create a long-lasting and fun relationship with exercise.

This class will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 – 5PM for ages 8-13, starting March 6.

Cost is $10/class or $90 for 10 classes. Sign up here.

About fit46

fit46 is a fitness studio on White Bluff Road in Savannah behind Lucky’s Market. fit46 offers barre, interval barre, HIIT, sculpting yoga classes & more. They have highly trained & experienced instructors that keep you motivated & will help you reach your fitness goals.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

Childcare available 

fit46 is now offering childcare for many classes ($7/class) to help the moms in our community. The childcare service is for kids ages 0 & older. Sign up & see the class schedule here. 

Cost is $7 per child per class.

fit46, 5500 White Bluff Road (behind Lucky’s Market), Savannah 31405, 912-660-5292 email info@fit46.com, www.fit46.com On Facebook here, fit46.com is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Coming in late March: Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, Savannah

February 21st, 2017

Henny Penny Cafe Savannah Art Space Cafe

The much-loved Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio invite you to join them in welcoming the newest member of their Savannah family: Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe.

Henny Penny will open in late March 2017.

Combining the best traits of both locally-owned businesses, Henny Penny offers renowned Savannah-roasted Perc coffee and delicious house-made pastries paired perfectly with the time and kid-friendly space to be creative.

Stop in for coffee and treats, then spend some quality time in the art studio connecting with your favorite person, big or small. Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking parties.

Follow Henny Penny progress on Facebook here. 

Savannah Chiropractors: Bright Life Chiropractic hosts free Ladies Night Out

February 21st, 2017

Savannah Chiropractors Chiropractic

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah invites you to a free, relaxing evening of fun & pampering at a Ladies Night Out, Fri. Feb. 24, 6-8PM.

Bring your girlfriends to enjoy spa demos, raffles, shopping, skin care, massages, food & more. For free!

Bright Life Chiropractic
2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D
Savannah, 31405

About Bright Life

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah specializes in pregnancy, infants, pediatrics and family care.

Dr. Samantha Hornick and Dr. Jared Brown at Bright Life Chiropractic are Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

At Bright Life Chiropractic, Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick assist people in gaining victory in their health by offering cutting-edge chiropractic corrective care in Savannah’s most state-of-the-art chiropractic health care facility. Dr. Jared and Dr. Samantha focus on setting people free from their current conditions so they may live their lives to their fullest potential.

Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick provide specific, scientific neurologically based chiropractic care for you and you family!

Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D, Savannah 31405, 912.777.3717, info@brightlifechiropractic.com , www.BrightLifeChiropractic.com

Savannah schools: FREE History of Basketball program @ St. Andrew’s School

February 21st, 2017

History of Basketball St. Andrew's School Savannah

The public is invited to a special free program History of Basketball @ St. Andrew’s School in Savannah on Thursday, Feb. 23 which highlights the history of basketball.

The program begins at 8AM in Compton Gym, St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah 31410.

The history of basketball will be presented by actor Clyk Cozart, former collegiate and ABA athlete Jim Dawson, former Globetrotter Larry “Gator” Rivers, and sports publicist Keith Zimmerman. And for the first time, the Olympic Berg Ball will be on display. This is the winning basketball used by the American team in the 1936 Berlin hosted Olympics, the first year basketball was a part of the Olympic games. Later this year, the gold medal ball will be auctioned off at a starting bid of $1 million.

The evening program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

NEW: Beginning in Fall 2017, St. Andrew’s offers FREE A.M. bus service with centralized pick up locations in Sandfly and on Skidaway Island.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

High Cotton Kids Consignment Show this week, February 23-25 at 2134 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center

February 20th, 2017

High Cotton Kids Spring 2017 Savannah SaleHigh Cotton Kids is Savannah’s biggest upscale resale shopping event and THE place to find high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12, bedding, furniture, toys, baby equipment, maternity clothing and more at a fraction of the retail price. New merchandise will also be available from several local retailers.

There will be something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all spring and summer.

GIVEAWAY winner: Congratulations  Amanda Maher, winner of the giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to use at the sale.

Come to High Cotton Kids’ Shop for a Cause Presale this Thursday, February 23 from 5-6 PM. High Cotton Kids is partnering with The Next Generation for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Please bring a $5 cash donation and shop one hour early, before the show opens to the public!

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High Cotton Kids Spring and Summer 2017 Show Hours

2134 East Victory Drive, Victory Drive Shopping Center

Thursday, Feb. 23rd 5:00 – 6:00 pm Shop for a Cause Presale -Check the details to shop early!

6:00 – 8:00 pm Open to the public

Friday, Feb. 24th 9:00 am – 5:00pm Open to the public

Saturday, February 25th 9:00 am – 2:00pm (Select items will be 40% OFF) Open to the public

HCK will also have a variety of local vendors including: Matilda Jane, Sew B It-Custom Monogramming and Sewing, Young Living Essential Oils, Mary Kay, Rodan and Fields, Thirty-one, Damsel in Defense, and Lularoe.

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Applications available Feb. 21 for free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2017-18

February 20th, 2017

Pre-K registration lottery application Savannah Chatham County Free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2017-2018 school year

This free, state-funded Pre-K at some Savannah-Chatham public schools is open to all children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 residing in Chatham County.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 60 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes with additional classes at Coastal Empire Montessori.  See the list of Savannah-Chatham public schools that offer the free Pre-K here.

Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2017-18 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available online here starting Feb. 21 2017 until March 6 2017. Applications & required documents are due March 7 2017. The lottery will be April 4 2017.

The deadline to submit required documents to one of the selected schools is March 7, 2017. Applications cannot be processed without these documents.

This free, state-funded Pre-K is open to all children who are 4 years old on or by Sept. 1. Details here. 

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Pre-K Registration YMCA 2017-18 Savannah private

Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines.

The YMCA Pre-K program in Savannah, Effingham County & the Golden Isles FREE Georgia Pre-K program registration for 2017-18 opened on February 15 2017. Spaces are first come, first serve for the 2017-2018 school year.

Students must be age 4 by September 1, 2017 to be eligible for this free Pre-K.

Pre-K is available at the following Y locations: Effingham YMCA, Golden Isles YMCA, Habersham YMCA and West Chatham YMCA.

Learn more here. 

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Sports & Cheer Camps @ Benedictine Military School

February 16th, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps 2017 Benedictine Military Academy Benedictine Military School in Savannah offers a fun array of summer camps 2017 for a variety of ages.
Find the registration form here.

SPORTS CAMP
June 12-16 & June 19-23 at BC
($75 per week early bird discount if registered by
May 31; $100 per week if registered after May 31)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

BASKETBALL CAMP
May 31-June 2 ($75)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

BASEBALL CAMP
June 26-28 ($75)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

QUARTERBACK TRAINING CAMP
June 5-7 ($75)
9 a.m.-11 a.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP
July 17-19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
($75 early bird discount if registered by June 22;
$100 if registered after June 22)
Find the registration form here.

SOCCER CAMP
July 17-21 ($170)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Minick Youth Complex
Find the registration form here.

CHEER CAMP
July 24-27 ($100)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOP
July 25-27 ($100), 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at BC
For incoming BC freshmen. Taught by BC Director
Find the registration form here.

Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406, tel: (912) 644-7000, On Facebook here. Follow Benedictine on twitter here.  Benedictine Military School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah Schools: Open House @ St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School

February 16th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Peter the Apostle School Wilmington Island School searching for 2017-18?

Come to an open house Thurs. March 2 2017 to see all that St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer.

The beautiful 10-acre campus includes a Lower School, Middle School, two gymnasiums, football field, practice field, and a state-of-the-art playground.

St. Peter’s offers full day faith-based instruction for students from three years old through 8th grade.

Following the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, the school educates through a strong academic program and instills in its students a spirit of mercy, justice and loving concern.

Open Houses
Thurs. March 2 2017: 5:30-7:30PM

This will be an opportunity to meet and greet teachers, tour the school facilities, and get to experience all that the Saint Peter’s community has to offer.

Learn more here.

Location

The school is easily accessible from Whitemarsh Island, the Truman Parkway, mid-town Savannah and Tybee Island. We are located just off Highway 80 East (Victory Drive), not far from Thunderbolt.

St. Peter the Apostle School
7020 Concord Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: 912-897-5224
Fax: 912-897-0801

For more information, visit www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com

St. Peter the Apostle School, www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com,  7020 Concord Rd., Savannah, 31410, 912-897-5224,  On Facebook here. On Twitter here. St. Peter the Apostle School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Parent & Me Music Fun: Kindermusik Savannah playdates & weekly classes for ages 0-7

February 16th, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah Mommy and Me Kindermusik with 88 Keys Savannah  has just a few spaces left in their final play date, this Saturday, February 25th at 10AM: “I Love Music”, celebrating love for our little ones through music, instruments, stories, movement and more!

Play dates are open to children ages 0-7 and their caregivers. All participants receive the class, an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon.

Also, if you’ve wanted to join Kindermusik Savannah weekly studio classes, NOW is the perfect time!  They are offering 1/2 price tuition in March if you meet two simple conditions!

Contact Kindermusik for more info – kindermusikwith88keys.com. 912.988-KEYS. Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik… music now, skills for life.

For more info, or to visit a free class, visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912.988.KEYS today or email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser