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Savannah Holidays 2016: Make Cohen’s Retreat your go-to spot for special lunches, dinners, parties & more

December 6th, 2016

entranceNestled under the moss draped majestic oaks on a five acre tract, time, space and creativity are beautifully intertwined.
The result?
Cohen’s Retreat: a destination where Art, Food and Community converge… and where every thoughtfully curated drink, dish and design element beckons its guests to be inspired.

What’s Happening At Cohen’s Retreat

Cohen's Retreat Music and Munchies Savannah restaurants Music and Munchies
Mondays
Two-for-One Happy Hour from 4-9
Complimentary Munchies
Live Music from Eric Britt
Clap your hands and tell a friend that Monday is the New FUNday!

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Book Your Holiday Party 

Cohen’s Retreat possesses a genuine commitment to giving each one of their guests a flawless experience. While the Art Tank at Cohen’s Retreat is large enough to accommodate 100+ guests, The Porch and Library Bar are also available and provide a smaller, more intimate setting to choose from.

Call 912-355-3336 ext 1 to reserve.

Learn more here.

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best Savannah restaurants girls night out, ladies night out, lunch Book Chef’s Table Private Tasting

For more information or to reserve one of Cohen’s Retreat’s Private Dining Experiences, contact Wendy Williby at 912-355-3336 ext. 2. Or send her a message online here.

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Savannah restaurants ladies night out lunch Book The Perennial Room

For more information or to reserve one of Cohen’s Retreat’s Private Dining Experiences, contact Wendy Williby at 912-355-3336 ext. 2. Or send her a message online here.

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Savannah restaurants New Year's Eve 2016 ladies night New Year’s Eve Bash December 31

Enjoy a 3-course pre-fixe menu $45 or $65. Optional wine pairings available.

5PM, 7PM, 9PM.

Call 912-355-3336 ext 1 to reserve.

Cohen’s Retreat, On Facebook here, 5715 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA, 912-355-3336, www.cohensretreat.com Cohen’s Retreat is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Gold Star Family Christmas Notes & Donations

December 6th, 2016

Donation to Gold Star Family Donate Holiday Charity You and your kids can send notes of encouragement to America’s Gold Star families for the holidays.

Click here to send a Gold Star family a Christmas note.

These will be a warm reminder of that there are many grateful Americans who appreciate their sacrifice.

School children want to mail letters to the Gold Star families can mail them to the following address:
11420 US Hwy 1 PMB 122
North Palm Beach FL 33408

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The House That Love Built

Even a donation of $5 can help make this Christmas miracle happen.

Help a Gold Star family who lost their son, then lost their home due to financial problems.

Here’s how you can help get a new home for this Gold Star family by Christmas.

BelieveWithMe.com is hosting a donation drive. Donate any amount — $5, $10, or even more — to help give a home to one of America’s Gold Star families this Christmas. Learn more here. 

(Savannah Holidays 2017) FREE Holiday Family Movies @ Trustees Theater, Dec. 17

December 6th, 2016

free holiday movies Savannah SCAD Trustees Theater You’re invited to these family-friendly holiday movies @ Trustees Theater in Savannah on Sat. Dec. 17 2016.

Trustees Theater
Saturday, Dec. 17
11AM, 3PM and 7PM

Trustees Theater will show these free screenings:

11AM Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
3PM ELF
7PM White Christmas

FREE cookies, candy canes, popcorn, and sodas. Please bring canned food to benefit Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

Doors open one hour before show time. Trustee’s Theater is @ 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah, 31401.

For more information about the events at Trustees Theater, call 912.525.5050 or click here.

10% off all cosmetic services & products @ Low Country Dermatology, Savannah

December 5th, 2016

Savannah Dermatologists Skincare SkincancerEnjoy discounts at Low Country Dermatology in Savannah.

Low Country Dermatology is offering their patients 10% off all cosmetic services and products  through Dec 31. Call today to make an appointment: (912) 354-1018

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY

Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

Low Country Dermatology, 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406, lcderm.com (912) 354-1018 Low Country Dermatology is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Gift idea: Golf Lessons @ the Club at Savannah Harbor

December 5th, 2016

 

Golf Lessons Christmas Present Savannah

Gift idea: golf lessons @ The Club at Savannah Harbor  on Hutchinson Island, next to Westin Savannah.

Special holiday deal: Buy 2 lessons and get the 3rd free to celebrate the holiday season. Adult packages are $160 & $125 for juniors.

Interested in lessons? Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, On Facebookhere. Email Golf.savannah@westin.com,www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Holidays 2016: SkateFest @ Savannah Civic Center, Dec. 16-Jan. 1

December 5th, 2016

Skatefest Savannah Ice Skating Civic Center 2016

SkateFest is the annual family-oriented ice skating event @ inside Savannah Civic Center.

Multiple skate sessions from December 16, 2016-January 1, 2017.

Ice skating sessions last 1.5 hours and all ticket purchases include skate rental.

Single session tickets and punch passes are available for sale at the Savannah Civic Center box office, and in the arena’s Skateshop during the event.

Single session tickets: $7 each.
Punch Passes: $35 for 6 sessions

Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401, http://savannahcivic.com/ 

Savannah schools: Open House @ Benedictine Military School, Jan. 10

December 5th, 2016

 

Open House Savannah Schools Benedictine Military School

The best way to understand the atmosphere at Benedictine Military School in Savannah is to experience it first-hand.

You are encouraged you to take advantage of Benedictine’s different visitation programs including an upcoming Open House in November.

OPEN HOUSE

Held Jan. 10 2017, the Open House is the kick-off to the admissions process. All eighth-grade students and parents are encouraged to attend. Benedictine also invites fifth- through seventh-grade students.

Prospective families can meet the faculty, take a student-led campus tour and attend information–packed sessions on various aspects of the school.

Benedictine Military School Open House, Jan. 10 2017, 6:30PM.

Founded in 1902, Benedictine Military School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory day school educating young men in grades 9-12.

Benedictine Military School
6502 Seawright Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 644-7000

Learn more about Benedictine Military School 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. 

Learn more here.

(Savannah Holidays 2016) Savannah Gingerbread House Workshops

December 4th, 2016

GingerBread House Workshop Savannah Chef Darin Gingerbread House workshops for parents & children of any ages during December 2016 in Savannah.

Come to Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table during the month of December for one of several Gingerbread house workshops. They’ve already assembled the homes for you, it’s your job to do the fun stuff….decorate!

Enjoy sipping cider, coffee or hot cocoa while chef Darin shows you how to easily assemble the house with caramelized sugar to avoid the extended drying time of royal icing and the mountain of stacked food it takes for support. You supply the creative juices to transform the gingerbread house into a colorful addition to your Christmas decor.

Gingerbread Workshop Information and Dates:
$40 per adult, $10 per child, 1 assembled gingerbread house per adult admission.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday December 10th, 4-6pm
Thursday December 22nd, 6-8pm

Register here.

Give gift of safer beauty this holiday season with Beautycounter toxic-free products in Savannah

December 2nd, 2016

Beautycounter safe toxic free Savannah There is still time to give the gift of safer and better beauty this holiday season! Beautycounter never uses approximately 1,500 ingredients in their products that are harmful or questionable to human health-all while producing desired results! Let Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe help you select the perfect gift for your family, friends, co-workers and teachers! Holiday gift sets are available for everyone on your holiday list!

Plus, place an order by December 9th and you will receive a free Beautycounter product!

To learn more about Beautycounter’s mission and products, connect with Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe here and on Facebook here . She can help you select safer products for you and your family.

Contact me and peruse all products at beautycounter.com/andreatowe

Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Holidays 2016: Christmas parades, Santa visits; holiday lights

December 2nd, 2016

CHristmas events Savannah family kids Visit our Savannah Holiday Family Fun Guide 2016 for details family holiday events during December 2016 in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

We’ll also include the Skatefest 2016 schedule for indoor ice-skating during school break @ Savannah Civic Center once the schedule is available. Link to the holiday guide here.

Savannah Holidays 2016: Savannah’s Best Home Holiday Lights Displays

November 30th, 2016

Best Home Holiday Christmas Lights Displays Pooler

Driving around Savannah, Pooler & Richmond Hill looking at home holiday light displays and decorations is a favorite family tradition.

From colossal Santa snow globes to computerized Christmas lights animated with music, we have your guide to local home holiday light displays.

Kids especially love those computerized “dancing” lights display animated with music. Lights choreographed to blink, twink and fade in red, blue, green and white, in sync with a custom-mixed soundtrack of holiday tunes.

Want to add a home lights display to this list? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com

Confirmed 2016 displays not to be missed

  • 24 Greatwood Way, Savannah, 31407 in the Highlands Subdivision (Godley Park). Pictured above. 28,000 lights, inflatables, archways of lights. Display is on nightly, 6PM till midnight
  • 9 Yorkshire Place, Classic display with LED lights, characters, inflatables. It is turned on around dusk. Display stays up until New Years. See a quick video of the display here. 
  • 202 Blue Marlin Dr. , Seagate subdivision, Whitemarsh Island. The light display is on from about 6PM- 10PM through January 1 2017.
  • 82 Coffee Pointe Dr. For years, these owners had a favorite display at their former home at 102 Junco Way in Georgetown. They continue to have a lights display at their new home; however it’s in a gated community. But the gates are usually open until 7PM so come early.
  • 185 J. Hendley Ct., Richmond Hill (New addition)
  • 165 Bald Cypress Lane, Bloomingdale (off Little Neck Road). Nightly 5:30-9:30PM

Unfortunately, a favorite @ 182 Mills Run Drive near Chatham Parkway is taking 2016 holiday season off.

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Not sure yet (If you know the status of any of these yet, please let us know)

  • 165 Bald Cypress Lane off of Little Neck Road, Computerized and static display that in the past is on 5:30-9:30PM nightly in Cypress Creek subdivision. Entrance to subdivision is 5 miles from Savannah Christian Church. There usually is also a display on Cypress Street in Bloomingdale.
  • 701 Stuart St. off Waters Avenue. The huge collection of giant inflatable holiday decorations are back at 701 Stuart St. off Waters Avenue in Savannah.
  • 116 N. Sheftall Circle on Wilmington Island. Roughly 40,000-50,000 lights.
  • 512 Gordonston Ave. Savannah: Old-fashioned holiday yard display that’s been a favorite for years.  On certain nights, they offer hot chocolate for visitors and even Santa visits.
  • 504 E. 52 St, Ardsley Park
  • 109 Wynngate Rd in Wilmington Park on Wilmington Island. (nearby are usually nice displays at 3 Lancaster and 106 Okatee and 110 Santee)

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Public Holiday Lights Displays in Savannah

December Nights & Holiday Lights 2016 @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah. Details here.

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Holiday Lights worth the drive

Harbour Town Lights, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is. FREE. ($6 per vehicle Sea Pines gate fee) Through January 1. Details here

Dove Street Festival of Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Center, Hilton Head Is. 6-10PM nightly through Jan. 2. Details here. 

Lights Before (& After) Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, S.C. Details here.

Holiday Festival of Lights Charleston S.C. Details here

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights @ Atlanta Botanical Garden.  Details here.

Want to add a home lights display to this list? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com

Group Spanish lessons for children in Savannah

November 30th, 2016

Spanish classes for kids in Savannah PlaySpanish

New PlaySpanish group classes in Savannah start Jan. 7 2017 for children ages 1-10.

Immersion learning is the way children learn naturally and in these group classes your children will be so busy having fun and making friends they won’t even realize they’re learning a new language!

Why? The benefits of being able to communicate with a few hundred million more people are obvious. What you might not know is that the regular use of a second language whether fluent or while learning is great exercise for your child’s brain! This better prepares them to excel in all subjects in school, not just in foreign languages.

Call today for details. Space is limited: 719 502 7685.

New class times

Mami y yo (ages 1-3) Mondays 10AM, Saturdays 4PM;
Los Kinders (ages 4-6) Mondays 430PM, Saturdays 3PM;
Los ecolares (ages 7-10) Mondays 530PM, Saturdays 5PM.

Visit PlaySpanish Facebook page HERE for FREE Spanish learning resources for kids.

PlaySpanish is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah occupational therapist: Improving a child’s messy handwriting may require therapy

November 30th, 2016

Physical Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Savannah Pooler Handwriting Help

By Megan Valdivieso, an occupational therapist with The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. She sees pediatric patients in the Savannah and Pooler offices.

You may think your child’s messy handwriting will naturally improve with time and practice. But producing legible, neat handwriting often requires skilled intervention with an occupational therapist.

Handwriting is impacted by several hand skills, including hand strength and endurance, fine motor coordination, and pencil grasp. Your child’s core strength and postural stability can also play a role.

Eye-hand coordination, visual memory and visual perceptual skills also can affect handwriting. Without refined visual skills, your child will have difficulty copying off the board, recalling a visual image from memory or writing on lined paper.

Occupational therapists often take a multisensory approach to helping children improve their handwriting. This reinforces learning and allows the child’s nervous system to integrate information efficiently. They may use scented markers, shaving cream and chalk to motivate a child who struggles with traditional paper and pencil activities.

If your child’s handwriting is a problem, talk to your pediatrician about a referral to an occupational therapist. Addressing the problem early improves your child’s chances of achieving successful handwriting skills.

Megan Valdivieso is an occupational therapist with The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center (rehabinstitute.memorialhealth.com). She sees pediatric patients in the Savannah and Pooler offices. Memorial University Medical Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

New Kindermusik Savannah class for ages 0-4

November 30th, 2016

Kindermusik Savannah Mommy & Me TOTALLY NEW CLASS for ages 0-4

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano in Savannah is offering ‘Wiggle & Grow Together’ on Monday mornings at 10AM, available for newborns to 4-year-olds and their caregivers.

Come join in for a super fun family class this month!

You can enroll online by clicking here.  Can’t wait to see you in class!

Also, next week is playdate week: “Milk n Cookies” is open for children ages 0-7. Playdates will meet Dec. 14 & 17 at 10am.

Visit kindermusikwith88keysga.com or call 912.988.KEYS to enroll.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s announces new Head of School

November 30th, 2016

Savannah private Schools St. Andrew's School Wilmington Is. St. Andrew’s School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kelley Waldron as the next Head of School for St. Andrew’s. After serving as Interim Head of School for the past several months, Dr. Waldron received unanimous support from both the Head of School Search Committee and the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Waldron has been a part of the St. Andrew’s community since 2002. In that time, she has served as Director of Admissions, Academic Dean of the Upper School, Director of Studies, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Lower School Head, teacher, mentor and so much more.

Dr. Waldron is an alumna of Leadership Savannah, serves on the board of Savannah Horizons, is co-founder of Teach the Future Fellowship, and was selected as a 2015 Rising Star by Savannah Magazine.
Last year, in preparation for the Head of School search, the Board of Trustees compiled a profile for an ideal candidate to lead the school. The Search committee found Dr. Waldron to possess the qualifications and characteristics that St. Andrew’s needs to prepare all students for the world of tomorrow. She has a strong understanding of the St. Andrew’s mission and holds student welfare at the core of each decision. Her history of success in leadership roles and her position in the forefront of educational innovation make her an asset to the community.

More about St. Andrew’s School 

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah – named Best Private School in Savannah by the readers of Savannah Magazine – is for ages 3 through grade 12. St. Andrew’s offers  the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

For more information on this Pre-K3 through 12th grade school, visit https://saslions.com

OPEN HOUSE: See St. Andrew’s in action at an open house for prospective families, 9AM this Thurs. Jan. 5. Details here. 

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

Holiday Open Studio @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah helps parents, entertains kids

November 29th, 2016

Holiday Open Studio Scribble Art Savannah Youth Kids Holidays

Yes you can get everything done this holiday season – thanks to Holiday Open Studio at Scribble Art Studio in Savannah,

This December 2016, drop your child off @ Scribble Art Studio @ 212 E. 37th St. Savannah to do some holiday art while you take care of errands, shopping or cooking.

Open Studio is available 12:30-6PM each day Dec. 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29 & 3o.

Scribble is offering Open Studio hours to make holiday shopping/cleaning/cooking easier for parents.

Learn more here.

For more info, call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, GA 31401. Scribble also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser