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(Savannah Holidays 2018) Garden City Tree Lighting & Christmas in the Park festival

November 16th, 2018

Garden City Christmas Tree Lighting

Come kick off the 2018 holiday season small-town style @ the annual Tree Lighting & Christmas in the Park festival in Garden City on Sat. Dec. 1 2018.

The mayor lights the official city tree, a 30-ft. cedar @ 6PM Sat. Dec. 1 @ Volunteer Park.

A Christmas in the Park holiday festival follows @ 6:30PM @ Sharon Park including the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus by fire truck, Christmas caroling, holiday puppet shows, a Moonbounce, arts and crafts, a poinsettia raffle, and music by Living Hope Choir, Juda. Refreshments are provided by Garden City’s Police Department.

Come celebrate with Garden City.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Savannah private schools: PreK & Kindergarten Open House @ Saint Peter the Apostle School

November 15th, 2018

Savannah private schools St. Peter Apostle Wilmington Island

PreK or Kindergarten searching in Savannah?

Come to a PreK-3 , PreK-4, and Kindergarten Open House to see all that St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer on  Mon. Dec. 3 2018  8:30AM-2:30PM.

Visit. Tour. Explore.

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 House

Mon. Dec. 3 2018,  8:30AM-2:30PM

This will be an opportunity to meet and greet PreK-3 , PreK-4, and Kindergarten 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. It’s 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.

(Savannah Holidays 2018) Tree Lighting & more Savannah Holly Days family events

November 14th, 2018

Savannah Holly Days 2017 Tree Lighting, Cookies with Santa

Savannah knows how to throw a kid-friendly holiday season.

We can credit that to The Savannah Holly Days, which was created to promote holiday cheer and events from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Parts of Savannah’s Historic District will be adorned with holiday decorations throughout the season and host signature events for the entire family to enjoy.

The Savannah Holly Days signature event series begins the Friday after Thanksgiving with special events and offerings running through New Year’s.

Enjoy a tree lighting spectacular, cookies with Santa, kid’s block party, carolers on Broughton and more. Every Friday and Saturday night, a holiday video will play on the wall of Levy Jeweler’s on Bull and Broughton. Individuals can upload photos of their favorite Savannah holiday moments via the website or tag #SavHollyMoments or #SavHollyDays on social media to be included on the big screen.

The purpose of Savannah Holly Days is to help bring people downtown to eat and shop during the holiday season.

The 2018 Savannah Holly Days schedule of signature events includes:

★ Projection on Levy Jeweler’s Building – Every Friday and Saturday night, a holiday video will play on the wall of Levy Jeweler’s on Bull and Broughton. Individuals can upload photos of their favorite Savannah holiday moments via the website or tag #savhollymoments on social media to be included on the big screen!

★ Tree Lighting at Bull & Broughton on Fri. Nov. 23, 6-7PM A festive countdown to the holiday tree lighting on the corner of Broughton & Bull Streets with live performances, singing and dancing for the whole family to celebrate the holidays.

★ Cookies with Santa at Bull & Broughton on Sat. Dec. 1, 1-3PM Enjoy Mrs. Claus’ cookies with Santa on the corner of Broughton & Bull Streets and witness the magical moments of the holidays in the eyes of young children. Bring your little ones for a chance to meet Santa and take a picture with him. They will also get the opportunity to write a letter and mail it to the North Pole.

★ Jingle Bell Block Hop in Ellis Square on Sat. Dec. 8, 2-4PM A holiday block party celebrating one of the favorite songs of all times, Jingle Bells, which was penned here in Savannah, Ga! It will be an afternoon full of live performances, singing and dancing activities for the whole family.

★ Here We Come A Caroling at Bull & Broughton on Sat. Dec. 15, 5-7PM Enjoy listening to the sound of holiday cheer from various choirs while exploring Savannah’s Historic District.

★ Holidays on the Big Screen in Ellis Square on Sat. Dec. 22, 6-8PM Bring everyone downtown along with chairs & blankets to watch a favorite holiday movie under the stars.

Share your merry

Visitors can view the events calendar, submit local holiday events and upload their holiday moments at SavannahHollyDays.com. Follow Savannah Holly Days on Facebook and Instagram @SavHollyDays and tag Savannah Holly Days on your holiday posts with #SavHollyDays #SavHollyMoments.

Funding for Savannah Holly Days is provided by Historic District hotels that collect a per-occupied room fee.

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Savannah Holidays 2018: Sailing & Photos with Santa on Santa Cruise Savannah Riverboat Cruises

November 14th, 2018

Santa Cruise Riverboat Savannah 2018 holidays

Take your Christmas photo on board with Santa!

Kids sail FREE with the donation of a new unwrapped toy!

Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises, Santa and his North Pole crew as they cruise the Savannah River during this one and a half hour Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise.  Join Santa and his North Pole crew on board for pictures and a treat for kids while you cruise the Savannah River during a Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise.

All toys will be donated to WSAV’s Holiday Hope Toy Drive for the Salvation Army.

TO RESERVE YOUR FAMILY’S SPOT, CLICK HERE. 

Sailing Dates: 
Nov. 23 & 24 2018

Boarding begins at 12:30 | Sailing @ 1PM. Returning @ 2PM

Ticket price: Adults: $24.95* | Child(ages 5-12) $15.95*

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Registration is open for Savannah Santa Train 2018

November 13th, 2018

Savannah Santa Train 2018

Registration is open 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.

To register for Santa Train 2018, CLICK HERE.

To celebrate the tenth-annual event, there will be more workshops and special programming than ever before! Guests can build a holiday wonderland with Snapology, enjoy caroling from Savannah Stage Company, see and purchase handmade holiday spinning tops created by the Lowcountry Turners, create custom t-shirts with Maven Makers, enjoy performances from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Savannah Children’s Theatre and design holiday cards for hospital patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with heART” program.

Savannah Santa Train is hosted each year by Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum.

Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and up and pre-registration is required here. Train rides are available every twenty minutes, so please select a time to reserve your spot. Activities-Only tickets are also available for guests who do not wish to ride the train.

Santa Train
9AM-5PM Sat. Dec. 8
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

Other activities for visitors will include learning how to shoulder a musket during Toy Soldiers Training, festive holiday dancing with Three Fold Chord, engaging in STEAM learning to see how a chimney works during Chimney Science, celebrating different cultures during our “Holidays Around the World” scavenger hunt, taking a holiday-themed ride on a historic steam locomotive and sharing a Christmas wish with Santa Claus. The Salvation Army will also be bringing their mobile canteen with free donuts and coffee.

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Become a member

Become a Coastal Heritage Society member and receive access to a suite of benefits, including early registration on many of their signature events including Santa Train. Find membership info here. 

Starting Nov. 23, through the end of the holidays, CHS Members will receive 20% discounts at all CHS Gift Shops.

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

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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FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HAPPENINGS, VISIT THE EVENT CALENDAR HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Enjoy extra discounts on Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 25 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center gift shop

November 13th, 2018

Telfair Museum Savannah museum gift store holiday shopping 2018

Museum Store Sunday
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018
Jepson Center Gift Store
207 W York St.
Savannah GA 31401

Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind present for a friend or are just feeling festive and want to compete in some holiday trivia, come to the Jepson Center during Museum Store Sunday. Details below:

• Enjoy double member’s discount (excludes consignment items)
• Browse a variety of handmade items from 8-10 local artists
• Purchase signed books by children’s book authors and enjoy interactive activities inspired by the books with your children
• Show your stuff and compete in holiday and art trivia (with prizes!) every half hour
• Sing your heart out and win prizes in name-that-tune contests throughout the day
• Sample holiday treats
• Rock around Telfair Artist Trees, which are decorated head to toe in locally crafted holiday ornaments
Get colorful with your kids and make Christmas cards at our coloring table
• Get your gifts wrapped… for FREE

Remember: Jepson Center’s museum gift shop and atrium are free to access during regular museum hours & museum admission is not required for you to shop, but visitors can also pay admission to enjoy the Monet to Matisse exhibition if they so choose.

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SouthCoast Health: Tips for managing Type 2 Diabetes

November 13th, 2018

diabetes southcoast health savannah

Physicians like SouthCoast Health endocrinologist Dr. Abby Abisogun are very familiar with the condition of Type 2 Diabetes and the best steps for ensuring patients maintain a good quality of life.

“By far the most patients I see within my department are those with type 2 diabetes,” SouthCoast Health Endocrinologist Dr. Abby Abisogun stated. “I cannot emphasize the importance of diet, weight, and exercise management alongside lifestyle changes for managing this health condition.”

Get Dr. Abisogun’s tips for managing Type 2 Diabetes here. 

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Savannah parent & me activities: Kindermusik classes including Saturday classes

November 13th, 2018

kindermusik savannah toddlers music

Looking for a cozy activity with your child during the cool weather?

Kindermusik Savannah is your answer!

Join Kindermusik Savannah with your newborn to 7-year-old for a social experience packed with music, joy, and learning. Weekly classes are now being offered Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday mornings. Text MUSIC to 912-432-5885 to request a FREE introductory class.

Musical Playdates

Join Kindermusik Savannah this week for their monthly musical play dates: JUMPING BEANS!

Wednesday 11/14, and Saturday, 11/17 at 10AM. Open to ages 0-7. Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com; spaces are limited.

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

Savannah Holiday Family Events Guide 2018

November 10th, 2018

Savannah Holidays Guide Christmas parades, lights, tree lightings

Here’s a first look at our Holiday fun family Holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry in the SouthernMamas.com Holiday Events Guide 2018.

Tree lightings; Christmas parades, holiday classes, Savannah gingerbread village. But it’s so preliminary, please know that: of course, we will be adding to this list throughout the season. See the holiday family-things-to-do list here.

Want to advertise your organization or business in this list? Email us at anne@southernmamas.com

St. Vincent’s Christmas Shopping Extravaganza 2018

November 9th, 2018

St. Vincent's Christmas Shopping Extravaganza 2018

All are cordially invited to St. Vincent’s Academy’s 9th Annual Christmas Shopping Extravaganza on Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 6-9PM, sure to be the biggest and best shopping night ever!

Plenty of FREE PARKING and a larger space at our NEW LOCATION: The Alee Temple on Eisenberg Dr. & Skidaway Rd. C

St. Vincent’s Christmas Shopping Extravaganza 2018
Open to the public
Thurs. Nov. 29, 2018 6-9PM
The Alee Temple
100 Eisenberg Dr. & Skidaway Rd. C

Come one-stop shop at over 40 local boutiques for holiday gifts while enjoying complimentary, delicious hors d’oeuvres and festive beverages. Charity Admission is $15 and supports SVA Scholarship & Aid.

Special thanks to St. Vincent’s generous sponsors: Ashley’s Business Solutions, Bahama Joe’s, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Cowart Group Architects, Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems, Sandpiper Supply Co., USI Insurance Services, Yates-Astro, Chu’s Liquors, Johnnie Ganem’s & Empire Distributing.

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About St. Vincent’s Academy

St. Vincent’s Academy is a Catholic, all-girls high school graduating Women Who Lead in Savannah, across the nation, and around the globe!

St. Vincent’s Academy, 207 E. Liberty St. Savannah 31401,  www.svaga.net , St. Vincent’s Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Special kids’ fitness classes during Thanksgiving Break 2018, Savannah

November 9th, 2018

Hyperformance Kids Crossfit Thanksgiving Savannah classes holiday

Hyperformance Youth Kids Program in Savannah helps kids connect fitness with fun.

Join Hyperformance Athletics this Thanksgiving break 2018 for 2 Special Kids Classes.
Grades 1st – 5th
Wed. Nov. 21 & Fri. Nov. 23 2018
10:15-11:15AM
$10 per class

Hyperformance Athletics
904 E 70th St.
Savannah, GA 31405
912-335-3615
www.hyperformanceathletics.com/kids

Hyperformance Athletics​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
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Savannah schools: Veritas Academy “Tour of Churches” fundraiser to raise funds for scholarships

November 9th, 2018

Savannah schools Veritas Academy

Veritas Academy in Savannah announces “Tour of Churches” fundraiser for Dec. 1 2018 with goal to raise funds for scholarships

This new fundraising event will begin at 3PM where guests will enjoy a walking tour of five historic, downtown churches: First Baptist Church, Christ Church Episcopal, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Independent Presbyterian Church.

Guests will be led inside each church by the following architects and architectural historians: Dr. David Gobel, Christian Sottile, Father Gavin Dunbar, Dr. Christopher Hendrix, and Dr. Robbin Williams. Following the tour there will be a hot chocolate bar and themed raffles to partake in.

Tickets are limited and may sell out. Ticket prices: $40 for the expert tour, hot chocolate bar, and a chance to purchase raffle tickets. Transportation is available for those unable to walk. Purchase tickets or learn more online here.

Tour of Churches 2018
3-5:30PM Sat. Dec. 1
A walking tour of five historic, downtown Savannah churches: First Baptist Church, Christ Church Episcopal, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, & Independent Presbyterian Church
Purchase tickets here.

“We are excited to offer this historically rich event to the Savannah community,” said Candace Brodmann, event chairperson. “We are hoping to raise funds to benefit Veritas Academy, which relies entirely on tuition revenue and private donations from family and friends, charitable foundations and business partners in order to operate the independent school for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students.”

For more info, to participate or lend support, please contact Brodmann at cbrodmann@veritassavannah.org .

ABOUT VERITAS ACADEMY

Veritas Academy is located at 25 W. Oglethorpe Lane in downtown Savannah. The school’s mission is to assist parents in the education of their children by cultivating truth, goodness, and beauty in students through a distinctly Christ-centered, classical, and covenantal education. The organization relies entirely on tuition revenue and private donations from family and friends of the school, charitable foundations, and business partners.

To learn more about Veritas Academy, email , call or visit the school at 25 W. Oglethorpe Lane, Savannah, GA 31401, or online here. 

Come to Veritas Academy at a PreK & Kindergarten Open house @ Veritas Academy, 9-11AM Thurs. Nov. 15 2018. Registration details here. 

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Tot Time & Little Tumblers classes @ Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah

November 8th, 2018

Tumbling, Tot Time, Crowned Elite Athletics classes gymnastics, cheer

Crowned Elite Athletics  in Savannah is offering free-class-is-free specials on their parent & child class called Tot Time for ages 18 months to 3 years and their Little Tumblers class for ages 3-5 years.

Tot Time
This will be a coach-instructed parent & child class on Tuesdays, 10AM & 4:15PM.
For ages 18 months-3 years.
FIRST CLASS IS FREE
Reserve your spot today online here. 
Tot Time classes begin to teach basic stretching & tumbling skills. In these fun classes, Mom (Dad or Grandparents) will help the child with front rolls, stretching, splits & other exercises. Coaches will introduce children to the trampoline, teaching bouncing skills & building leg muscles that cheerleaders will need later on to perform jumps and flips. Many of the things learned in these classes can be repeated at home to strengthen skills & ability even more.

Little Tumblers
For ages 3-5
FIRST CLASS IS FREE
Tuesdays: 11AM
Wednesday: 4:15PM
Thursdays: 5PM
Reserve your spot today online here. 
Designed for girls and boys ages 3-5, and focuses on providing a fun and educational experience for young athletes. This program introduces each little cheerleader to all aspects of tumbling and will prepare them for future movement into one of the higher level tumbling classes. Your athlete will be taught proper stretching technique and these specific skills: Forward Roll, Backward Roll, Handstand, Handstand Forward Roll, Left and Right Side Cartwheel, Round Off Rebound, Bridge Up, Bridge Down and an understanding of the Back Bend Kick Over as well as get an introduction to various cheer motions.

Crowned Elite Athletics, (912) 308-5719, crownedeliteathletics.com, 202 Bourne Blvd, Suite 160 Savannah, GA 31408, Crowned Elite Athletics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah schools: St. Andrew’s School Takes First Place at One Act Play Regional Competition

November 8th, 2018

St. Andrew's School Savannah Wilmington Island

Congratulations to  St. Andrew’s School Upper School students on winning first place in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Region 2-AA one act play competition this week.

The 18-member cast presented a condensed version of The Outsiders and will now compete at the state level on Wed. Nov. 14.

Putting a unique twist on the coming-of-age novel and movie, all the lead roles were played by female students.

“This is one of my all-time favorite books, and I was so excited to learn the cast was going to be predominantly female,” said Eden Young. “I am thrilled to be playing the part of Ponyboy Curtis.”

Theatre teacher Maggie Hart and senior Sophia Kotowski were recognized for best direction of the 55-minute production. In addition, freshman Jordyn Linfoot and junior Eden Young both received acting awards.

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More about St. Andrew’s School 

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action @ an open house 9AM Thurs. Dec. 6 2018.

St. Andrew’s School
Ages 3-Grade 12
Savannah, GA

Reservations for an open house can be made by calling 897.4941, x. 452 or emailing hellew@saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2018-2019 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Thursday of each month
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 or email hellew@saintschool.com for more information or to reserve a spot

Open Houses
1st Thursday of every month at 9AM
Dec. 6 2018
Jan. 3 2019
Feb. 7 2019
March 7 2019

Schedule a tour.

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.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah Preschools: Open Houses @ JEA Preschool Savannah

November 7th, 2018

Savannah Preschools PreK JEA private schools

OPEN HOUSE

JEA Preschool Savannah will host three open houses for prospective families on the following dates:

Wed. Dec. 12, 2018, 10AM
Wed. Jan. 30, 2019, 10AM
Sun. Feb. 24, 2019, 11AM

Choose the date best for you!

Don’t miss this opportunity to tour JEA Preschool Savannah’s dynamic learning spaces & meet their wonderful staff.

Come get a peek @ Savannah’s premier early childhood education program.

Please RSVP: 912-355-8111

JEA Preschool Savannah 
5111 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31405

JEA Preschool Savannah admits students of any race, color, national, racial or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Holidays 2018: SkateFest @ Savannah Civic Center, Dec. 7-Jan. 2

November 7th, 2018

 

Savannah Skatefest 2018 ice skating Christmas

 

We love this Savannah tradition: ice skating inside the Savannah Civic Center.

Skatefest will be Sat. Dec. 7 2018 to Mon. Jan. 2 2019 @ the Savannah Civic Center.  There will be multiple sessions each day.

Single session tickets, including skate rental are $8 per person and 6 person punch passes are $40.

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

Please note that all attendees must pay admittance to enter the skating area.

Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401