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SouthCoast Health Savannah patients’ breast cancer success stories

October 16th, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor Stories SouthCoast Health Savannah breast cancer surgeons

Dr. Christa L. Jillard, SouthCoast Health Surgery

Yearly mammograms were routine for Savannah mom Kristi Lowenthal since she was 38. She started the annual screenings earlier than most because of a family history of breast cancer.

Lowenthal also had regular check-ups, ate right, and exercised. Eventually, she admits, those yearly mammograms “became very routine, and I always felt like it was an inconvenience.”

But a perennial mammogram likely saved her life.

In February 2017, a decade after receiving her first mammogram, the staff at SouthCoast Health in Savannah Imaging noticed something suspect. After detecting a small lump, the staff scheduled Lowenthal for an outpatient needle biopsy. Due to the awkward location of the lump, the biopsy was unable to take place.

Lowenthal was then referred to SouthCoast Health surgeon Dr. Christa Jillard. The physician’s original plan was to remove some tissue for biopsy. However, once Dr. Jillard began operating, she chose to extract the entire lump. The biopsy came back positive.

“A week before my 49th birthday, I got the call I had breast cancer,” Lowenthal says. “And that’s just one of those calls you think you’re never going to get. …It was shocking, unimaginable, and a lot to take in. So that’s where my journey started.”

Read this Savannah mother’s complete breast cancer success story here. 

Whether you are looking for a primary care doctor or a pediatrician, an ObGyn or another medical specialist, SouthCoast Health has you covered with its wide range of world-class healthcare services, available throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

SouthCoast Health has 120 physicians and medical professionals in 18 locations in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Rincon, Baxley, Bluffton, Hilton Head, and Hinesville.

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Save the date: Savannah Santa Train 2018, Dec. 8

October 15th, 2018

Savannah Santa Train 2018 Georgia State Railroad Museum

Save the date for the favorite holiday kids’ event – Savannah Santa Train – which will be Dec. 8 this year @ Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. 

Kids can a short ride on a steam locomotive, create holiday themed crafts with community partners, visit with jolly old St. Nicholas & much more. More details & registration link coming soon.

Upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Coastal Heritage Society sites

Special Halloween programming @ Savannah Children’s Museum: Wed. Oct. 31 2018

Old Fort Jackson’s Annual Auction & Lowcountry Boil. Fun for the whole family: Sat. Nov. 3 2018. Details here. 

SCM & Ga State Railroad Museum CLOSED for Savannah Food & Wine Fest: Sat. Nov. 10 – Sun. Nov. 11 2018

Free admission to Savannah Children’s Museum for active military & veterans in recognition of Veterans’ Day: Mon. Nov. 12 2018

Sensory Soft Sunday (RSVP required). For families who have children w/ special needs or autism.  The museum will open their doors from 9-11AM, so families can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting). Details here. : Sun. Nov. 18 2018

Savannah Santa Train: Sat. Dec. 8 2018



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Telfair Museums Free Family Day: Monet to Matisse, Savannah

October 15th, 2018

Free Savannah events kids Family Day Telfair Museum October 2018 Enjoy a day celebrating Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art @ FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah. Theme: Monet to Matisse.

Children and families can try out pointillist painting techniques, make miniature Impressionist paintings, and go on a scavenger hunt of the exhibition.

Local artists will be on hand to lead plein air painting demonstrations in front of the museum, and local musicians will provide a program of Impressionist music in the auditorium at 2PM.

This event is free & open to the public.

FREE Family Day: Monet to Matisse
1-4PM Sat. Oct. 20 2018
Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA

Investment is provided by the City of Savannah and the Georgia Power Foundation.

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(Savannah parent & me activities) Kindermusik Savannah musical playdates for ages 0-7; free classes for babies

October 15th, 2018

Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for their October monthly musical playdates. Ages 0-7 & their caregivers are welcome for an engaging & movement-filled to the Kindermusik farm.

At the end of the playdate, all children will receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs & a $10 coupon.

Tuition is $15 per child; $5 for siblings.

Play dates will be offered:

Sat.  Oct. 20,  10AM
Wed. Oct. 24, 10AM
Sat. Oct. 27, 10AM

Spaces are limited & filling fast.  Enroll at

Saturday class & free classes for babies

Brand new weekly Saturday class for ages 0-7 begins Nov. 3 2018, 11AM. There are still some spaces left for you.

Kindermusik Savannah loves their smallest music makers:  did you know babies 10 weeks & younger always attend tuition-free?

Let it begin with…Kindermusik.

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

Savannah private schools: Open House @ Calvary Day School, Nov. 4

October 14th, 2018

calvary school savannah open house private schools

You & your family are invited to get a first-hand glimpse of all the amazing opportunities available for students in Pre-K through 12th grade @ Calvary Day School in Savannah.

Calvary Day School open houses are the perfect chance to see what today’s learners are doing to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Learn more here

2018-19 Open Houses @ Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah

Sun. Nov. 4 2018, 2-4PM
Sun. Jan. 27 2019, 2-4PM
Sun. March 3 2019, 2-4PM

Register online here for any of the above open houses.


Private Tours

Private tours are also available throughout the school year from 9AM-2PM. To schedule your private tour, call Calvary admissions department at (912) 351-2299 or email to schedule your tour.

To learn more about Calvary Day School, visit their website at


Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah 31404, Lower School tel: 912-351-2299; Upper School tel: 912-644-5080 email On Facebook here. On Twitter here.  Follow Calvary Day School on Instagram here.  Calvary Day School is a advertiser

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2018) You’re invited: Fall Festival @ St. James Catholic School, Savannah

October 12th, 2018

FUntober St. James Catholic School Fall Festivals Savannah

Bring your kids to  St. James Catholic School Funtober Fest 2018, which is open to the public.

Enjoy bounce houses, rock wall, haunted house, obstacle course, game booths, human whack-a-mole & more @ St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406

Sat. Oct. 20 2018

Fun for the entire family.

All-Inclusive Wristbands -$25/each
Tickets – $1 each.

Questions? Please contact: Stephanie Creeden @ 770.363.6171 or email or Melissa Hille @ 912.398.2882. or email


More About St. James Catholic School

For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school, visit or call (912) 355-3132, email

St. James Catholic School
8412 Whitfield Ave.
Savannah GA 31406

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31406, (912) 355-3132, email  St. James Catholic School is a advertiser.

Kids’ Fitness Classes @ Hyperformance Athletics of Savannah

October 12th, 2018

Crossfit Kids Savannah

Sport as a metaphor for life. Kids learn so much through sport. Just to name a few…

Setting goals and expectations
Dealing with disapointment
Pushing through being uncomfortable

Exposing kids to multiple sports, both individual and team based, are an important part of growing up. Not to mention kids connect movement with fun and success. Make that connection when they are young and your children are much more likely to enjoy a healthy, active adulthood.

Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah offers the foundation of that success. Their program for elementary-aged kids exposes them to new physical challenges each session. Those challenges present opportunities to grow in character and in fitness.

New students are invited to join us for a free trial class any Wednesday at 4:30PM or any Saturday at 10:15AM (no class Saturday 10/26) at Hyperformance Athletics, 904 E 70th St. 912-335-3515.

Learn more about the kids classes here. 

Kids Fitness Classes @ Hyperformance Athletics
904 E 70th St.
Savannah, Georgia 31405

Hyperformance Athletics​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a advertiser 

Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

October 12th, 2018

parents night out summit gymnastics

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.

Summit Gymnastics is offering a parents’ night out this month so you can enjoy a childfree evening. Open too all ages 4 & older.

Parents Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics 

7-11PM Sat. Oct. 27 2018.

Register online here.

Questions? Email

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

Kid-friendly activities @ Moonlight Garden Ride, Savannah

October 12th, 2018


Moonlight Garden Ride Savannah 10th Annual 2018

10th Annual Moonlight Garden Ride

Did you know that Savannah’s favorite annual bicycling event is kid-friendly?

In addition to the ride, Stroller Strong Moms will have some on-the-field fun at Grayson Stadium after the ride.

There will also be balance bike races around the bases for the younger riders.

10th Annual Moonlight Garden Ride
5-10PM Sat. Oct. 20 2018
Historic Grayson Stadium
1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31404
Tickets available here.

After a casually-paced, police-escorted ride travels through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods, then returns to Grayson Stadium for live music, food and beverages, and fun.

Proceeds benefit the non-profit Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

Join hundreds of other cyclists and see Savannah in an unforgettable way on the Midnight Garden Ride, presented by Chatham Orthopaedic Associates.


Savannah Mountain Biking SEGA-SORBA Morning Marsh Madness

Morning Marsh Madness 2018, Oct. 20 2018 on Skidaway Island, Savannah

Registration is open for SEGA SORBA’s Morning Marsh Madness 2018.

Off-road race, fun race, family fun all for one low price. Do one or both.

Register online here. 

Two Family Friendly Events for the price of One! Come enjoy the Early Bird off-road race at 8:30AM Sat. Oct. 20 2018 and race one, two, or three laps depending on your skill level.

Then at 10:30AM enjoy wearing your pajamas or dressing up in your goofiest outfit and riding your beach cruiser, 90’s bike, or whatever contraption you can find, at the Sleepy Head fun race. Just a short race with the craziest most fun getup you can find.

Meant to complement SBC’s Moonlight Garden Ride This is your opportunity to have off road fun in the morning before you head over to Moonlight Garden Ride in the evening.

Choose to just race the Sleepy Head or the Early Bird, or both. One inexpensive registration for both events. T-Shirt Included. Register online here. 

Skidaway Island – Preist Landing Trail
McWhorter Dr
Savannah, GA 31411



Election Day 2018 Fun for Kids @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

October 11th, 2018

Election Day Fun for kids Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head 2018

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for a few hours of learning about Election Day and what it means, exploring, tinkering and making with STEM related demonstrations, a tinkering/making station and bounce houses!

This is an event where all ages can experiment and learn together!

Admission: $12 per person/$7 per person for members; $10 for seniors and active military, up to 12 months free
(Space & activities limited in the event of rain)

(Sorry, coupons not valid for special event)

Learn more here. 

Election Day Fun
Tues. Nov. 6, 2018, 10AM-2PM
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Old Fort Jackson 37th Annual Silent Auction 2018, Savannah

October 10th, 2018

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Annual Auction 2018

Save the date for Old Fort Jackson 37th Annual Silent Auction fund raiser Sat. Nov. 3 2018, 5-9PM.

Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Savannah River, a silent auction featuring many unique luxury items, observe artillery and musket demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters and eat delicious Lowcountry cuisine provided by Creative Catering.

The money raised from this fundraiser will directly support Old Fort Jackson in Savannah and will help support daily educational programming as well as special events.

The Annual Auction will have dozens of highly sought-after items for guests to bid on, including a 2-night stay at Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals valued at $600, an inflatable paddleboard from North Island Surf and Kayak valued at $625, 4 tickets to Atlanta Zoo valued a $104, a makers workshop for 6 to Salacia Salts valued at $240 and an Old Fort Jackson Soldier’s experience to learn how to fire the cannons valued at $750.

Old Fort Jackson in Savannah is the oldest standing brick fort in the state of Georgia and one of only five remaining Second System coastal brick fortifications in the United States. The site is solely reliant upon admissions and donations from community supporters to continue operating as a public historic site.

Admission to this event is free of charge.

The Annual Auction is a family event and all ages are welcome.

A Lowcountry boil and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

This event is made possible by generous support from: Savannah Hardscapes, Dunn Foundation Inc, and Creative Catering.

Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser 

Old Fort Jackson Auction 2018
Sat. Nov. 3, 2018
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31404

Early Voting 2018 in Chatham County

October 10th, 2018

Early Voting Chatham County Savannah 2018

Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams face off in the race to become Georgia’s next governor. The election is Nov. 6 2018.

Learn more about the candidates? Check out Voters Guide at

Find your polling place:

EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING: Oct. 15, 2018-Nov. 2, 2018

Early in-person voting is available 21 days prior to the General Primary and Nonpartisan Election. Any
eligible registered voter desiring to vote in advance during this period may do so in-person at the Voter

Registration Main Office, 1117 Eisenhower Dr, Suite E, Savannah, GA 31406, Mon-Fri, 8AM-5PM
No reason is required for absentee early voting.

Learn more here.


Oct. 27, 2018 Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E 9AM-4PM.
Oct. 28, 2018 Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E Noon-5PM

Additional voting locations around the county will be opened for your convenience. See locations and
times below.
Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Drive, Suite E 8AM-6PM
Civic Center 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave 9AM-4PM
Mosquito Control 65 Billy B. Hair Drive 9AM-4PM
Islands Library 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd 10AM-4PM
Southwest Library 14097 Abercorn St 10AM-4PM

Important dates

Oct. 15-Nov. 5: Early voting

Oct. 27: Saturday voting

Nov. 2: Request for absentee ballot

Nov. 6: Absentee ballot deadline

Nov. 6: Georgia General Election, including for governor

Giveaway: A family four-pack of tickets to Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze

October 9th, 2018

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch corn maze Savannah

UPDATE: The winner is Robin Ritenour Jenkins ! Congratulations! Robin, please email us at 

Tickets giveaway: We’re giving away four tickets to Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze.

Enter to win: Just go to the FB page & tell us your favorite Halloween costume- your own, your kids’, your hubby’s, your friend’s, anyone’s. This giveaway is faster than most. We’ll wrap it up by 10PM Wed. Oct. 11 & announce the winner soon after.

Be sure to visit Poppell Farms this month. The farm is open every October weekend. Corn maze, hayrides, farm fun. Feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, crop hoppers for big kids, which are giant jumping air pillows that have kids giggling upon their first bounce.

Learn more about Poppell Farms including hours & special events here.

Poppell Farms, email , (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a advertiser



SouthCoast Health patients’ breast cancer success stories

October 9th, 2018

Breast Cancer patients Savannah SouthCoast Health success stories

When Darkus Jenkins noticed a lump in her breast, she was a 36-year-old chemistry professor at Savannah State University who had just stopped breastfeeding her 11-month-old daughter.

The young mother learned she had triple negative breast cancer.

Savannah OB/GYNs Elizabeth McIntosh SouthCoast Health

Dr. Elizabeth McIntosh, Savannah OB/GYN

Dr. Christa L. Jillard, SouthCoast Health Surgery

Dr. Elizabeth McIntosh, Jenkins’ OB-GYN, and breast cancer specialist and surgeon, Dr. Christa Jillard – both of SouthCoast Health in Savannah & the Lowcountry – helped Jenkin’s combat her aggressive cancer.

Read this Savannah mother’s complete breast cancer success story here. 

Whether you are looking for a primary care doctor or a pediatrician, an ObGyn or another medical specialist, SouthCoast Health has you covered with its wide range of world-class healthcare services, available throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

SouthCoast Health has 120 physicians and medical professionals in 18 locations in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Rincon, Baxley, Bluffton, Hilton Head, and Hinesville.

SouthCoast Health is a advertiser 

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2018) Pooler Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

October 9th, 2018

pumpkin patch risen savior pooler 2018

Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival  in Pooler

Pumpkin Patch Oct. 13-31

Pumpkin Patch fun in Pooler begins Sat. Oct. 13.

Pumpkin bowling, scarecrow games, pumpkin tic-tac-toe & more @ Risen Savior Lutheran Church Pumpkin Patch 2018– designed to be a quality and safe fall activity for your family to enjoy.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Oct. 13-31 2018
Monday-Friday, 11AM-7PM
Saturday-Sunday, Noon-7PM

Free admission w/ some extra activities at a fee. Pumpkin prices vary with sizes. The Pumpkin Patch has things to do for all ages.

Pooler Fall Festival Oct. 27-28 

October 27-28 2018, Noon-5PM will be a festival weekend join with some additional activities for all ages (Pumpkin patch will be open until 7PM):

  • Vendors
  • Bounce Houses
  • Carnival Games & Raffle Baskets
  • Face Painting
  • Bake Sale
  • Pumpkins for sale

PLEASE NOTE: The pumpkin patch is open from noon to 7PM on Oct. 27-28 but the fall festival festivities end at 5PM.

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a advertiser. 



Savannah private schools: Open House @ Blessed Sacrament School

October 9th, 2018

Savannah schools open house Blessed Sacrament Catholic School private

Find out all that Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah has to offer.

Come to the open house at this pre-K through 8th grade school. See Blessed Sacrament’s new, state of the art science lab, art room, media center, music center, new lecture hall and new gym!

Taste & Tour Open House @ Blessed Sacrament School
Wed. Oct. 24 2018,  6-7:30PM
Cocktails + Tours + Conversation

BSS has what your child needs to go confidently into the future.

Email for more information: or call 912-356-6987.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament – a pre-K through 8th grade school – here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School,, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a advertiser.