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Mommy & Me Portrait Special with Junebug Photography, Savannah

May 5th, 2016

mommyandmeAttention: Beautiful Moms! (And by that, we mean ALL moms!)

Time for you to be in some gorgeous images WITH your littles!

Junebug Photography in Savannah – a custom boutique style photography business – has a PORTRAIT SPECIAL for you.

For just $99, you will receive a one hour portrait session, wardrobe consultation, and makeup artistry for your very own Mommy & Me Shoot!

With your portrait order, you will also receive one of Junebug’s favorite products, the modern 5×7 acrylic block desk portrait (valued $155).

Call today to book: 217-415-8164

***Junebug Photography in Savannah is giving away UNLIMITED sessions at this value from now until May 15 2016. Sessions can be on location or in studio. Sessions must be booked before Aug. 31, 2016.  Tag your sisters, friends, and neighbors to share the news!!***

Junebug Photography Studio, 8410 Abercorn St. Savannah,
(217) 415-8164 www.junebugphotographystudio.com . On Facebook here . Junebug Photography Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Online registration now open for Savannah’s newest summer program: Camp Red Chaos

May 5th, 2016

Savannah Summer Camps Red Chaos Savannah Christian Online registration is now open for the newest Summer 2016 program in Savannah.

Camp RED CHAOS offers both summer day camp options as well as dozens of separate enrichment camps in academics, arts and athletics. See all the RED CHAOS camps offered and register online here.

R.E.D. C.H.A.O.S. is an acronym for the newest and coolest summer program ever.

Ridiculously Exciting Days
Creating Happenings, Activities, andOutrageous Summers!

Day Camp, Art Camp, Athletic Camp, Academic Camp
Choose ONE or choose them ALL
These special weeks of summer camp, sports, art and academics will be offered ALL ON ONE CAMPUS – Savannah Christian Preparatory School. These camps will be staffed by SCPS teachers, coaches and staff, who are dedicated to making your camper’s summer an unforgettable experience. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS. (Campers do not need to attend SCPS to participate).

See all the RED CHAOS camps offered here.  The list of camp offerings will continue to grow.

Spaces are limited for this quality care and creatively inspiring environment for campers of all school ages.

Online registration is now available here.

For more information, visit savcps.com/summer-program/ or contact Donna Stembridge, Summer Program Coordinator, at dstembridge@savcps.com.

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Savannah Summer Camps 2016: Full-Day Art Camp for ages 6-12

May 4th, 2016

Full Day Summer Camps Savannah Art Summer Art Camp at the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs studio

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting registrations for its Summer Art Camp which takes place June 6 through July 29 from 9AM – 4:30PM Monday – Friday at Cultural Arts Studios at 9 West Henry St.

The full-day camp will offer children ages 6-12 an introduction to ceramics, fibers, jewelry and painting in age-appropriate group settings.

Camp fees per child per week are $150/$140 city residents (resides within the city limits of Savannah, pays city residential property taxes). Supplies and instructor fees are included and a non-spoiling bag lunch must be provided daily. There will be no camp the week of July 4-8.

Register here. 

The following sessions are still open:

Session 2 June 13 – 17 – Ages 6-8
Session 3 June 20 – 24 – Ages 9-12
Session 4 June 27 – July 1 – Ages 6-8
No camp the week of July 4 – 8
Session 5 July 11 – 15 – Ages 9-12
Session 6 July 18 – 22 – Ages 6-8

FOR MORE SUMMER CAMPS, CLICK HERE. 

No Join Fee offer May 7-22 @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia

May 3rd, 2016

YMCA of Coastal GA Savannah Summer 2016 Events Make a splash this summer at the Y!

YMCA of Coastal Georgia’s outdoor pools are open and they’re ready for the best summer ever.

From Day Camp and Mommy & Me Yoga to swimming lessons and Family Nights, the Y has something for the whole family.

Take advantage of the No Join Fee offer May 7- 22 and be a part of so much more!

Learn more here. 

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You’re invited: LuLaRoe Pop-Up Palooza, Savannah, May 29

May 3rd, 2016

Lularoe Pop-Up Palooza Savannah

More than 10 Savannah-area LuLaRoe consultants are bringing their inventory together and teaming up for a fun afternoon of clothes shopping in Savannah.

You’re invited to this pop-up boutique featuring LuLaRoe women’s dresses, maxi skirts, pencil skirts, a-line skirts, sheath dresses – all simply comfortable.

Giveaways, food & drinks & more. One grand prize winner will take home five free items.

LuLaRoe Pop-Up Boutique in Savannah
May 29 2016, 1-5PM

Hilton Garden Inn Midtown in the Grand Ballroom
5711 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31405

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Academic arts, Athletic & Recreation Summer Camps @ Calvary Day School, Savannah

May 3rd, 2016

Calvary Summer Camp Savannah 2016The Summer Academy at Calvary Day School in Savannah will be back again this summer for its 41st year.

The mission of Calvary’s summer camp is to provide each child with a fun, Christ-centered experience through activities that allow them to grow physically, emotionally & spiritually.

Camps offered at this conveniently located Savannah camp include:
+athletic camps (volleyball, basketball, football)
+recreation camp for entering pre-K thru 8th grade
+academic arts camp (art, drama, music) for rising kindergarten thru 8th grade

Sign up your child for a summer of adventure & discovery. Register here.

New exciting changes to Calvary summer camp this year include:
– Online Registration & Online Payment options here.
– Three separate groups this year (last year the camp had two). The groups will be divided into Pre K4- 1st grade, 2nd- 4th grade, 5th-8th grade. This new experience will be beneficial for everyone & will allow more age appropriate games, movies, field trips and activities throughout the summer.
– More than 45 staff members. All age 18 & older.

Please click here to see all of the many wonderful offerings Calvary Summer Camp 2016 has as well as daily and weekly schedules, lunch menus, etc.

Calvary Summer Academy, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah, Ga. 31405, 912.655.1108 Email plee@calvarydayschool.com Calvary Day School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free FIT4MOM Stroller Strides May 9 class @ Savannah Mall

May 2nd, 2016

mothersday

FIT4MOM Savannah Stroller Strides invites you to a FREE Stroller Strides class & celebration to honor you for Mother’s Day on the day after Mother’s Day.

FREE Stroller Strides class
9:30AM work @ Savannah Mall
Celebration @ 10:45AM

Sign up at savannah.fit4mom.com.

Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs and activities. Certified fitness instructors are specially trained in pre and post-natal fitness and offer a variety of fun class formats both indoors and outdoors.

Playgroup

FIT4MOM also offers a free playgroup with Our Village so moms can form lasting friendships with other moms through organized playdates, moms’ nights out & activities for the whole family.

Contact Erinhanna@fit4mom.com for more info. Online at www.Savannah.fit4mom.com . On Facebook here 

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Savannah Dyslexia Tutoring hosts Orton-Gillingham Training

May 2nd, 2016

Dyslexia Savannah Orton-Academy TrainingOur brains are wired for spoken language, but they are not naturally wired for reading.

Some people are still able to pick up reading and writing with ease, while 20% of learners really struggle with this process.

Dyslexia literally means difficulty with language and it can cause major education delays and destroy a bright student’s confidence in themselves and their ability to learn.

Are you interested in learning how to help struggling readers overcome these obstacles and reach their potential?

Savannah Dyslexia Tutoring is excited to announce that they are hosting Orton-Gillingham Training in Savannah Summer/Fall 2016 instructed by Sheila Costello M.S., Accredited Training Fellow, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Orton-Gillingham is considered the “Gold Standard” in teaching reading and spelling to dyslexic students. Orton-Gillingham is a multi-sensory, structured, prescriptive and diagnostic approach to teaching reading. It has been successfully used with thousands of dyslexic students for more than 70 years.

This 60-hour course offers participants the opportunity to learn an effective approach for teaching children with language-based learning difficulties. The training prepares teachers to instruct diagnostically and prescriptively, either individually or in a classroom setting. The course will follow guidelines set by the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators for Associate Level certification. These guidelines also require a practicum, and for those who intend to seek certification a practicum is available following the course.

Dates:
June 6th- June 9th, 2016 (8AM- 4PM)
September 9th 2016 (5PM- 8PM) & September 10th 2016 (8AM- 3PM)
November 4th 2016 (5PM- 8PM) & November 5th 2016 (8AM- 3PM)

For more information and a registration packet please email welshcasey@gmail.com

Learn more about Orton-Academy Training here

Savannah Dyslexia Tutoring, www.dyslexiasavannah.com, On Facebook here, email welshcasey@gmail.com . Savannah Dyslexia Tutoring is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

2016 Summer Swim Teams in Savannah, Wilmington Is., Richmond Hill, Pooler

May 2nd, 2016

Summer Children's Swim Teams Leagues Savannah Wilmington Island Richmond Hill

Sign up your little swimmer for a summer swim league.

Savannah Coastal Swim League (SCSL) offers competitive youth swimming in Savannah/Chatham County, Richmond Hill, Wilmington Island and Pooler during early summer.

The league consists of 10 teams, encompassing more than 800 swimmers, including: Grand Lake Sharks, Isle of Hope Sharks, JEA Tornadoes, Landings Lightning Bolts, Mayfair Marlins, Richmond Hill Wildcats, Savannah Golf Club Stingrays, Savannah Quarters Sailfish, Savannah Yacht Club Commodores and Wilmington Park Barracudas.

Some of the teams (such as JEA Tornados & Savannah Quarters Sailfish) do not require club membership to participate.

Swimmers of all levels are welcome.

The league includes regular practices as well as meets during which various teams compete against each other in June and early July. The 2016 Meet Schedule will soon be posted here

For more information including a League Contact Directory, click here.  

FREE Baby Basics Class @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

May 2nd, 2016

Pediatric-Associates-of-Savannah1 (2)The free May “Baby Basics” class is this week @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Class will be this Thursday May 5 at 6PM at the Waters Avenue office and will taught by Dr Brandy Gheesling.

Free to expectant couples, but space is limited so registration is required. Email BabyBasics@pedsav.com to register or for more info.

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

Buy 2, get 1 free deal on Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch beach & pool toys @ Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

May 2nd, 2016

Melissa & Doug beach supplies sale Savannah

Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah has a  “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” special on the Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch line of sand & pool toys.

Stop by the store on West DeRenne Avenue.

Like Barnett on Facebook here to stay informed about their sales & new products.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net   www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Nonstop Glow Run Savannah 2016, May 27

May 1st, 2016

Nonstop Glow Run Savannah 2016

Love this. A night glow run in Savannah with proceeds that benefit an organization that’s doing important work.

Register now for the Nonstop 5K Glow Run benefiting COPE  (Childhood Obesity Prevention + Education) Fri. May 27 at 9:30 PM.

This annual run will be @  Lake Mayer Park, 7235 Sallie Mood Drive Savannah, GA 31406.

A LED tunnel has been added to the course and there’s also an 85′ inflatable obstacle course. Fun event for the entire family. So come have some fun for a great cause: to prevent childhood obesity.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to COPE.(Childhood Obesity Prevention & Education). If you can’t run or sponsor, please consider donating to help out. The goal is to donate $5,000 to COPE.

Kids 9 & younger are free with registered parent. (Only 1 T-shirt included with registration.)
Register by May 11 to guarantee your shirt size.

Register here. 

Learn more @ the run’s Facebook Event page here.  

Summer Camp @ Maggie’s Morning School for ages 18mths to 2nd grade, Savannah

April 29th, 2016

Maggies-Morning-School-banner-ad-Savannah

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah is where childhood memories are made!

For over 30 years, Maggie’s has offered a hands-on, creative, and child-centered environment.

Join Maggie’s for their summer program. Download the 2016 Summer Registration Packet here.

Maggies offers a summer FULL of creative PLAY and lots of fun for ages 18months to entering 2nd grade.

Arts and crafts, dramatic play, music and movement, water and sensory play, special activity days, water days, weekly visits from the ice cream truck, community visitors, and more.

Maggie’s will give your child a summer to remember.

Come visit Maggie’s Georgia Quality Rated center and find out why children ask to come back year after year, and why Maggie’s is “The Creative Alternative!”

See Maggie’s Summer 2016 camp themes, schedule for different ages groups here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org, On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Kindermusik Savannah May musical playdates + scholarship for babies with special needs

April 29th, 2016

Kindermusik children with special needs autism Savannah

Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys in May for all new themes: Babies newborn to 2 begin “Mama Goose”, a celebration of nursery rhymes on Mondays at 9:20AM. Toddlers ages 2+ will enjoy “Colors and Shapes on the Farm” on Mondays at 10:15AM, exploring counting, colors, shapes and other basic learning foundations through music.

Mark down Kindermusik May playdates, “All Aboard!”, May 14 and 18 at 10AM.

Kindermusik offers ongoing enrollment…it’s never too late to jump in!

Announcing Kindermusik Savannah’s annual scholarship in June for babies and children with special needs. If you have (or know of) a child who may benefit, email Kindermusik today to see how a free month of Kindermusik could help. They will be offering ONE FULL MONTH of free classes and home materials to one child.

Applications available by emailing music@88keysga.com.

Visit Kindermusik Savannah’s BRAND NEW WEBSITE at kindermusikwith88keys.com to see how your child can experience the beauty of Kindermusik!

912.988.KEYS.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

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Best Playgrounds in Savannah & the Lowcountry

April 29th, 2016

Spend the day “playground hopping,” visiting some of our top picks for playgrounds in the Greater Savannah, Ga. area & Hilton Head Is./Beaufort, S.C. area or just picking one and spending the day there.

Click here to see our list of some of the best playgrounds in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Beaufort, S.C.

 

Homeschooler spots available @ Musical Explorers concerts, Savannah

April 29th, 2016

Musical Explorers Savannah Lucas

Attention homeschool families: Tickets are available for Musical Explorers music education concerts the week of May 2 @ the Lucas Theatre for the Arts in Savannah.

This program involves more than 9,000 K-2 students experiencing the music of Mali and Ireland, in addition to classic country music.

Concerts take place at 10:15AM & 12:15PM Monday-Friday May 2-6.

These are all homeschool friendly events, but attendance needs to be arranged in advance by contacting education@savannahmusicfestival.org.

About Musical Explorers

Originally designed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) as a music education program that provides historical, cultural and geographical knowledge about the various communities of New York’s five boroughs, SMF’s Musical Explorers was adapted in partnership with WMI to apply similar lessons and learning practices to the Georgia coast and South Carolina Lowcountry.

In advance of each semester, trainings for local teachers are provided to give an overview of the curriculum, introducing vocal warm-up exercises, musical vocabulary and a variety of other basic musical concepts.

A 100-page teacher guide with accompanying student guides (including Georgia and South Carolina Standards/Common Core Capacities), videos and audio samples is distributed to each participating classroom annually, along with a complete web-based version for homeschoolers, parents and teachers using computers and interactive whiteboards.

Learn more here.