after school kids classes activities in Savannah Lowcountry
Fall kids activities pumpkin patches, hayrides

Family things to do this weekend in Savannah

September 21st, 2017

Fall festivals Savannah Bluffton Hilton Head Is.

Enjoy the first official Fall 2017 weekend.

Find lots of things to do in our Events Calendar including the Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival in Bluffton, SC; Mermaid Crown Workshop @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah; Robotics Camp @ Sylvan Learning Center & more.

See all of this weekend’s Savannah & Lowcountry kid-friendly happenings in our Events Calendar here. 

Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs: Top natural sleep remedies for kids

September 20th, 2017

 

Top natural remedies/sleep aids for children gaia herbs

Traditional Golden Milk

We’ve all been there. Bedtime, but the kids are beyond energetic and you need to calm them and get them ready for sleep.

Especially since we all know one of the most important things we can do for our kids is to make sure they get enough sleep. So what are some natural remedies to make sure our kids get a good slumber?

Dr. Mary Bove – a well-known herbalist, author and naturapathic physician – will give a free talk in Savannah next week on the topic of Sleep Well, Stay Well. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this lecture in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM @ Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium in Savannah.

SouthernMamas.com caught up with her via phone to chat about top herbal remedies/aids to help children relax & calm down before bedtime. As the medical educator @ Gaia Herbs, Mary had plenty of herbal soporific secrets to share.

Top Natural Sleep Remedies for Kids

  • Chamomile and Lemon Balm are known for their calming and soothing properties. Think teas, syrups, extracts.
  • Linen spray. Spray those pillows & sheets with a soothing scent like lavender.
  • Golden Milk. Mary points out that Gaia Herbs has oodles of recipes on their Web site here including a recipe for Traditional Golden Milk.  With tumeric, honey, saffron & more, it is a kid-friendly favorite. Oh, and just in case you need more incentive to attend Mary’s talk in Savannah, there will be free samples of Golden Milk.
  • Soothing bath with calming lavender oil, chamomile flowers sprinkled in the water.

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How much sleep does my child need?

Here are the guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation

  • Newborns 0 to 3 months should sleep 10 1/2 to 18 hours a day, but they don’t have a regular schedule. They may sleep from a few minutes to several hours at one time.
  • Babies 4 to 11 months should start to sleep through the night, for 9 to 12 hours at a time. They should also take naps throughout the day, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Toddlers 1 to 2 years need about 11 to 14 hours a day. Most of this should happen at night, but they should also take a nap (or naps) during the day.
  • Children 3 to 5 should get 11 to 13 hours a night. Their naps should get shorter and happen less often. Most kids don’t nap past age 5.
  • Kids 6 to 13 need 9 to 11 hours of shuteye. Homework and electronic devices keep kids busy at this age, so it’s important to set a sleep schedule and enforce a regular bedtime routine.
  • Teenagers 14 and up need 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Their circadian rhythms shift around the time they hit puberty, so they may find it hard to fall asleep as early as they used to.

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Learn more

FREE Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, herbalist, author and naturapathic physician will speak in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM

Topic: Sleep Well, Stay Well: Creating a Healthy Day/Night Cycle for Optimal Wellness.
By Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this Lecture with Dr. Mary Bove, one of the pioneers of the herbal resurgence that began in the 1970’s. Dr. Bove has more than 40 years of herbal experience, with 25 as a naturopathic physican & midwife.  Read her bio here and read more about lecture here.

Free Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs
Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium
305 Fahm St. (Behind Savannah Visitor Center)
Free parking at Coastal Georgia Center
Tues. Sept. 26| 7-9PM
Dr. Mary Bove is a pioneer in modern herbalism in the West. A naturopathic physician, she is the Director of Medicinal Education for Gaia Herbs.

Call Brighter Day Natural Foods at 912-236-4703 to register.

Dr. Bove is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants, and co-authored Herbs for Women’s Health and has been published in many magazines, journals and collaborative books on botanical and natural medicine.
She has lectured and taught internationally on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, traditional food medicine and mind-body healing.

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Shop local. Shop Brighter Day Natural Foods Market,

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703, www.brighterdayfoods.com,  On Facebook here. On twitter here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

(FREE Fall 2017 Savannah events) FREE Family Day @ Dept. of Cultural Affairs studio

September 20th, 2017

Free Family Day Department Cultural Affairs Savannah free events art

Bring your kids to come & try FOR FREE all the fun arts that are offered @ the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs studio.

FREE Family Day is Sat. Oct. 21 2017, 10AM-1PM. Celebrate the Fall 2017 Season with art.

You can try the following:
Indigo Dyeing
Loom Weaving
Pottery on the Wheel
Puppet Making & Playing
Shadow Drawing

FREE & open to the public.

The DCA studio is at 9 W. Henry St., Savannah 31401.

DCA offers art classes & weekend workshops for children, teens & adults. See all the Fall 2017 class & workshop schedule here. 

Free Faily Day, art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Exclusive Disneyland Resort Vacation Offer from Two Sisters Travel

September 20th, 2017

Disneyland travel deal 2017 Two Sisters Travel DIsney Savannah Visit the place where Disney magic began and take advantage of an exclusive Disneyland Resort offer from Two Sisters Travel.

Join the Two Sisters Travel family next year as they take on Disneyland. To celebrate their West Coast pilgrimage, Two Sisters Travel is giving you a $50 Disney Gift Card when you book a qualifying Disneyland Resort vacation package through Oct. 31 2017.

The Two Sisters Travel crew will be there in January to experience the Star Wars Half Marathon. There is still plenty of time to register (& train) to participate in any of the Run Disney races during this event – if you want to join them.

Year-round Disneyland offers moderate temperatures, exciting special events & more. And it’s easy to customize your itinerary to combine Disneyland with other Los Angeles area attractions/sites including Hollywood, SeaWorld, Legoland, & more. For those die-hard Disney fans, there are Adventures By Disney itineraries that include the Disneyland parks AND tours of Disney Studios.

And despite what you may think, Disneyland Resort vacation pricing isn’t that expensive! Nonstop airfare from Atlanta is pricing as low as $185 per person. You can hardly drive to Orlando for this price. And 5-night onsite resort hotel & ticket packages start as low as $133 per person, per day.

If you’ve “done” Disney World with your family, maybe its time to try something new! And with the holidays quickly approaching, consider giving your family the gift of vacation memories & experiences this season, rather than more “stuff.”

Get your Disneyland Vacation Quote online today! Or call 843-284-3241 to discuss your Disneyland or other vacation itinerary.

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Savannah schools: Open House @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is.

September 19th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Andrews Open House October 2017

 

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action @ an open house 9AM Thurs. Oct. 5 2017.

Call to make a reservation 912-897-4941 ext. 452

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2017 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Thursday of each month
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

Open Houses
1st Thursday of every month at 9AM
Oct. 5
Nov. 2
Dec. 7
Jan. 4
Feb. 1
March 1

Schedule a tour.

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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, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

September 19th, 2017

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Telfair Museums in Savannah invites their youngest patrons to the Jepson Center this Thurs. Sept. 21 for story time, a special tour & an art activity.

Strollers, crying babies & older siblings are all welcome @ this monthly program.

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tours: Complex Uncertainties
Thurs. Sept. 21
10:30- 11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $20

Learn more here. 

Upcoming Art Start dates & themes

Thurs. Sept. 21: Complex Uncertainties
Thurs. Oct 19: Rodin: the Human Experience
Thurs. Nov. 16: Animal Instincts

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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(Martial Arts Classes in Savannah): Kombative Academy offers women’s self-defense class starting Sept. 23 & classes for kids, teens

September 19th, 2017

self-defense classes in Savannah karate martial arts

The Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts (KATMA) in Savannah offers a variety of classes for all ages, combining of reality-base martial arts and practical common sense practical self-defense. KATMA uses different types of martial arts along with mental and physical conditioning to develop the whole person. KATMA offers self-defense focused programs for children 5-12 years old teens and adults.

KATMA offers several programs:
​Lameco Escrima (Traditional Filipino stick fighting) open to juniors 12 years and older
RAD (Rape Aggressor Defense) Program, a national women self-defense course. Offered for women and girls 12 year old and up.
Tae Kwon Do (WTF)
Children 5 – 12 years old.
Teens and Adult

See the class schedule here. 

Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts
210 W. Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 495-8693

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Self-defense classes in Savannah Karate Martial Arts Kombative

Self-defense classes

Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts in Savannah is offering a women’s self-defense class.

The 12-hour course is divided into three, four-hour class sessions on Saturdays.

Schedule

10AM-1PM Saturdays
Sept. 23 2017
Sept. 30 2017
Oct. 7 2017

For registration info, visit www.katmadefense.com

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Discount Coupon 

Get four weeks of training for $59.99 with this coupon below.

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STEM in Savannah: Robotics Camp @ Sylvan Learning Center

September 18th, 2017

Sylvan Robotics Camp STEM Savannah engineering

Register now for the next Sylvan Robotics Camp in Savannah.

This is open to 1st- 8th graders and will be Sundays, from 2-5PM, Sept 24 – Oct. 22 2017

Find registration info here. 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah schools: St. Andrew’s Football announces make-up game

September 18th, 2017

Savannah Schools St. Andrew's Wilmington Island

St. Andrew’s Varsity Football will play First Presbyterian Christian Academy (FPCA), 308 E Court St, Hinesville, on Fri. Sept. 22 at 7:30PM. The original game was postponed by Hurricane Irma.

The St. Andrew’s Lions have outscored their opponents 173-6 in their 4-0 start. This game against FPCA will be the 5th game on their schedule.

Our team motto this year is ‘never let good enough be enough’ and the young men are taking this to heart,” said Doug Dixon, SAS Football Coach & Athletic Director. “These student athletes have worked hard all year in the weight room and on the field training for the season.”

About St. Andrew’s 

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School located in Savannah, Georgia. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade Twelve school, visit www.saslions.com or call 897.4941.

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.

Halloween Pottery Painting Party: Sugar Skull-ramics @ Starlight Pottery

September 17th, 2017

Starlight Pottery Sugar Skull Ceramics Painting Halloween

Get ready for Halloween.

Bring the kids for a festive afternoon that includes sugar skull votives, light refreshments & pottery painting @ Starlight Pottery in Savannah. Kids can select to paint either two mugs; or two bowls; or one mug & one bowl. Cost: $65 per package.

Where:  Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA  31406

When: Sunday, 4-6PM Oct. 15 2017

Reservations: Call to reserve your child’s spot: (912) 303-9599.

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Savannah schools: Open House @ Benedictine Military School, Nov. 12

September 17th, 2017

Open House Savannah Schools benedictine

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

You are encouraged to take advantage of Benedictine’s different visitation programs including an upcoming Open House in November 2017.

OPEN HOUSE

Held Nov. 12, 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, Nov. 12 2017, 2PM.

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 the admissions process here.

Important dates

Sept. 4 – Online Application Becomes Available
Nov. 12 – Open House @ 2PM.
Dec. 9 – Admissions Test @ 8AM
Dec. 9 – Parent Financial Aid Seminar @ 8:15AM.

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. 

Family Jam Night in Savannah for $10 per family (no matter how many children)

September 17th, 2017

kindermusik Savannah things to do with toddlers

Kindermusik Savannah. with 88 Keys has a few more openings in this week’s “Autumn Leaves” play dates: enroll online for playdates on Wednesday 9/20 and Saturday 9/23 at 10AM. Cost is $15/child (only $5 for siblings) and all children will receive the class, a Kindermusik instrument, and a $10 bonus gift.

Family Jam Night

Now open for enrollment: Family Jam Night, Fri. Oct. 6 at 6:15PM. Bring your 0-7 year old for an evening of togetherness, music, movement & family fun. Cost: $10/family, regardless of how many children you have! Enroll online as spaces are limited.

Kindermusikwith88Keys.com or 912-988-KEYS.

…Let it begin with Kindermusik.

Kindermusik can’t wait to make music with your family.

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

(Savannah Family Therapists) Parenting classes & marriage enrichment seminar @ Building Blocks Family Counseling

September 17th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Parenting Classes

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Rincon has two new events happening this Fall 2017: a parenting class & a marriage enrichment seminar.

Upcoming Parenting Class, starts Oct. 12

This six-week parenting class utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.

Class Facilitators:
Kathryn Klock-Powell, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S
Ashley Moore, LMFT, Love & Logic Certified Facilitator

Classes will be 6:30-8PM @ United Way Building, 711 Zitterour Road, Rincon, GA 31326
*Child care available for a small fee

Class starts Oct. 12 2017.
Early Bird Registration ends Sept. 30 2017.

Register online today here. 

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Coffee and Connections: A Marriage Enrichment Seminar, Nov. 4

Enjoy coffee and pastries from your favorite local coffeehouse as you discover how to have a deeper connection and more satisfying relationship with your partner. You deserve a relationship that is built on friendship and commitment; a relationship full of intimacy and    admiration. In this two hour seminar, you will learn how to strengthen your marriage by understanding how small everyday    moments make up the heart and soul of a relationship. You will learn practical and effective strategies for making marriage work.

Sat. Nov. 4 2017, 10AM—Noon

The Front Porch-Pooler
$70 per couple

Facilitated by Ashley Moore MS, LMFT and
Kathryn Klock-Powell, PhD, LMFT, RPT-S

Register online today here. 

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Questions? Call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com

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Save Thunderbolt Library

September 16th, 2017

Save Thunderbolt Library Savannah

Thunderbolt Library is at risk of being closed.

The Live Oak Public Library Board of Trustees is expected to vote on whether to close Thunderbolt Library at the Regional Board Meeting, Tues. Sept. 26, 2017, 5PM.

See the meeting agenda here. 

This is the regularly scheduled September meeting. The Regional Board of Trustees of Live Oak Public Libraries meets in the Board Room at the Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St., Savannah. Board meetings are open to the public.

Supporters of the Thunderbolt Library in favor of keeping the library open are encouraged to attend the meeting and speak out.

(Toddler activities in Savannah) Pretend Play @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe

September 16th, 2017

Pretend Play Henny Penny Toddler Activities Savannah

Mondays are about to get much more exciting @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah.

Henny Penny’s newest workshop Pretend Play starts this Monday Sept 4, 1-4PM. All ages welcome. Your child will make a cute, wearable hat.

This Fall 2017, Henny Penny Art Space offers fun weekly classes, open studio themes, Saturday workshops & homeschool meetups – for all ages.

Other new programs @ Henny Penny include Homeschool Meet Up on Wednesdays, 2-4PM.

See all the Sept./Oct. 2017 Henny Penny classes, the homeschool meet-up schedule & Saturday workshops here. 

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About Henny Penny 

Henny Penny is located at 1514 Bull St. Savannah.

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 birthday parties.

Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio opened Henny Penny earlier this year.

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Sea Turtle release “Going with Zoe”, Tybee Is.

September 16th, 2017

Tybee turtle release free events kids 2017Bring the kids to see Burton 4-H Center release Zoe, a 5-year-old Loggerhead sea turtle back to the wild. The turtle release is 10AM-Noon Sat. Sept. 23 just south of the Tybee Is. Pier.

Free & open to the public.

You can help support Zoe’s Journey by donating to help reach a goal of $5,000 towards a satellite tracker to see where Zoe goes on her next big adventure. Donate online here.  Be sure to select “Burton 4-H Center: Zoe’s Underwater Adventure.”Zoe was rescued as a straggler and has been an ambassador for sea turtle conservation with the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program, making friends with over 40,000 people.