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Spring 2021 youth golf classes with Golf Swing Studio, Savannah

January 26th, 2021

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ASWING Junior Golf Spring 2021 Semester of Classes in Savannah

Are you looking for a “social distance” activity for your child this Spring 2021?

Benefits of golf lessons for your child include:

Develop your child’s character & leadership skills
Build the confidence of your child as they develop their golf skills
Structured, certified curriculum allowing the student to learn at their own pace
Individualized plans for golf improvement
Make friends that will last a lifetime
Fun!

Due to COVID-19, Golf Swing Studio Spring 2021 schedule of classes in Savannah has expanded in its offerings, but will be limited to the number of students in a class. Class sizes will have a minimum of 4 students and no more than 12 students.

Here is a list of the day and time of classes:

FUNdamental Class (for ages 5 yrs – 7 yrs old)
Thursday Class: 4-5:15PM
Saturday Class: 10:45AM- Noon

Prepare to Play Class (for ages 8 yrs – 12 yrs old)
Tuesday Class: 4-5:30PM
Saturday Class 9-10:30AM

Home School Class
Thursday Class: 1:30-2:45PM

*All classes must have 4 registered
*All class will have a max of 12 registered
*If you have 4 or more kids that would like to form a personalized group class, just contact Coach Paul

In order to register or view more specific information, visit www.A-Swing.com .

For additional questions or to register, contact Paul Johnson, PGA, at 912-421-8582. 

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Low Country Counseling: Depression tips for parents

January 26th, 2021

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Low Country Counseling’s Depression Tips for Parents

How is depression different from a typical response of feeling sad?

Everyone has bad days and times where they feel sad. The difference between sadness and depression is the persistence of symptoms. Typically, the melancholy spell lasts longer than 2 weeks and the symptoms interfere with functioning such as schoolwork, daily tasks, relationships, and interest.

Low Country Counseling therapists share factors that can contribute to the development of depression in children here as well as 5 signs of depression here.

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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for Individuals, Moms, Couples, Families, Children, and Teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You’re not alone.

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Virtual Saturdays Storytime with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

January 25th, 2021

Virtual Storytime Savannah Cultural Arts Free kids

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center virtually every other Saturday morning for interactive read-alouds of some of your favorite children’s books, and maybe discover a few new stories too. Each engaging story is accompanied by an arts activity to enhance the literary experience. This free program runs every other week for children ages 3 to 7.

Please register online here by Friday at noon the day before your preferred session(s) to make sure you receive the Zoom invitation and art activity information.

Jan 30 – What If… by Samantha Berger

Feb 13 – What Do You Love About You? by Karen Lechelt

Feb 27 – Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill

And more to come!

Find more storytime info online here.

Register online here.

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(Savannah pediatricians) Pediatric Associates of Savannah

January 25th, 2021

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler.

Now offering convenient telemedicine appointments in addition to in-person visits.

Learn more here.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah locations

Pediatric Associates in Savannah
4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100,
Savannah 31404
912.355.2462

Pediatric Associates of Savannah in Pooler
110 Medical Park Drive
Pooler 31322
912.330.5010

Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Whitemarsh Is.
1001 Memorial Dr
Savannah 31410
912.898.9800

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

(Savannah pediatricians) SouthCoast Health on whether hand sanitizer works as well as hand washing

January 25th, 2021
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SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Blaine Crossland

Does hand sanitizer work as well as hand-washing?

SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Blaine Crossland answers that question and shares some facts to consider when deciding whether to reach for hand sanitizer or if you should wash your hands with warm water and soap.

“People love hand sanitizer, because it’s a convenient option to keep in a purse, backpack, or car when you do not have access to soap and water,” said SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Blaine Crossland in Richmond Hill. “It’s great for kids too, because sometimes it’s hard to wrangle them to hold still long enough to wash their hands properly.”

Which is better? Hand-washing. Learn why here. 

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Two Sisters Travel: 6 Family Spring Break Ideas in 2021

January 25th, 2021

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6 Family Spring Break Ideas In 2021

While it may be winter outside, now is the time to make your spring break travel plans.

If you’re feeling ready to explore, adventure or simply just need to getaway, travel is slowly resuming. Many popular domestic destinations are welcoming guests again and several international borders have re-opened to US passport holders.

So, what’s open and where to take your family for Spring Break 2021, Two Sisters Travel is sharing top destination picks!

All Inclusive Resorts

Kickback and relax on island time by sipping frozen drinks on white sand beaches. All inclusive resorts combine relaxation and adventure blending together the perfect family vacation experience. Kids will enjoy water sports & age-focused activities while parents relax in the spa, there’s truly something for everyone at an all inclusive resort.

These resorts offer a great value by including accommodations, dining, drinks, activities and entertainment in one package price. Makes for an overall stress-free vacation.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Theme Parks

Celebrating spring break at Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando Resort can be the perfect escape from reality. Slip into themed lands of fantasy, adventure, nature and science making memories with your family.

Experience new attractions & experiences at both parks, and for a limited time take advantage of special discounts.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

National Parks

Highlighting some of America’s most breathtaking landscapes and landmarks our National Parks are true treasure to explore. A few of our favorites to visit during the spring are Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Zion and Grand Canyon.

Each offers an entirely different appeal and experience! Two Sisters Travel will help you narrow down the overwhelming number of options to curate the right itinerary to fit your national parks vacation vision!

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Florida Keys

Experience the feel of the Caribbean without a passport. The Florida Keys are a 110-mile island chain surrounded by crystal-blue waters that are famed for stunning sunsets and a relaxed atmosphere.

Nature lovers flock to the Lower Keys with it’s state parks and protected areas, divers & snorkelers enjoy Marathon (access to America’s only living coral barrier reef), and for the more vibrant activities visit Key West, the southernmost point in the continental United States.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Costa Rica

An eco-travelers dream, Costa Rica represents what an unspoiled tropical paradise should be. Blessed with beaches and biodiversity, this verdant land of misty volcanoes, roaring rivers, and lush jungles teeming with exotic fauna this country is the perfect place for adventure and relaxation.

Spend your days exploring cloud rainforests, zip lining through the jungle or surfing along the coast. It’s easy to see why they say Costa Rica is Pura Vida – “pure life.”

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Hawaii

Situated in the Pacific Ocean and over 2,100 miles from the mainland sits the small island chain of Hawaii. These gorgeous volcanic islands formed millions of years ago are still intriguing visitors today.

Steeped in breathtaking natural beauty, warm Polynesian culture, and a near perfect year round climate, Hawaii makes an ideal tropical destination to celebrate the holiday season. Experience it all from history & culture, to relaxation & adventure.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Don’t let the stress of planning your family spring break vacation overwhelm you. Two Sisters Travel can custom curate the perfect itinerary to fit your vacation style, preferences and budget. Two Sisters Travel will make the entire travel experience easy and stress-free from start to finish.

Contact Two Sisters Travel today online here  or call 843-284-3241, and let’s get started.

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Giveaway: Baby Magic Oh Baby! Essentials Gift Set 

January 25th, 2021

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Giveaway: Baby Magic Oh Baby! Essentials Gift Set 

This week, we’re giving away on Baby Magic Oh Baby! Essentials Gift Set to one lucky SouthernMamas.com readers.

The gift set features all the bath and skincare essentials that your baby or toddler needs. Perfect for gifting at baby showers or for your own little one.

Includes one each 9oz Gentle Hair & Body Wash, 9oz Calming Baby Bath, 9oz Gentle Baby Lotion, 80ct Unscented Wipes and Bonus Bunny Lovie. Tear-free, free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates and dyes.

To enter to win, go to the giveaway announcement post on our SouthernMamas.com Facebook page by clicking here & comment on it telling us the favorite part of your child’s bedtime routine – maybe bathtime, storytime, picking out jammies, lights out, lullaby or a special bedtime ritual in your home? THEN SHARE THE POST.

Deadline to enter to win is 9PM Mon. Feb 1 2021. We’ll pick a winner at random & announce it here & on our Facebook page.

Kindermusik Savannah virtual playdate for ages 0-7

January 25th, 2021

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Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano is offering their playdate from January as a virtual option, due to requests from local and out of town families.

This virtual play date will be held only once, on Thursday, Feb. 4 2021 at 11AM. Open to ages 0-7, each child will receive a 22-page storybook, and ten Kindermusik songs mailed to them after the class. To enroll, visit kindermusikwith88keys.com.

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Weekly Classes Free for Newborns

Newborns to age 10 weeks attend our weekly classes completely free. If you have a newborn, join us! Text NEWBORN to 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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Savannah Schools: Winter 2021 Open Houses, Tours for Prospective Families

January 22nd, 2021

 

Admissions season has begun! Visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses or ongoing school tours to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah school Winter 2021 open houses & ongoing school tours for prospective families include:

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Advanced Academics, Pooler

Advanced Academics in Pooler PreK & Kindergarten: $75/week half days. K-5th grade:$150/wk full days. Set up a tour. Call 912.348.2017. Details here. 

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Benedictine Military School, Savannah

Benedictine Military School (grades 9-12) After hours school tour on the following dates from 6-7PM: Jan. 12, 2021; Feb. 16, 2021; March 23, 2021, High School Placement Test will be Sat. Jan. 16, 2021. Details here. 

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Blessed Sacrament School, Savannah

Blessed Sacrament Open House (preK-8th grade) open house is 11AM-2PM Sun. Jan. 31 2021.  Reserve your spot in one of three sessions by Jan. 29. Call 912.356.6987. Details here.

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah

Open Houses: Wednesdays Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 & Feb. 24 2021 9:30-10:30AM @ Eckburg Auditorium.Reservations required. Details here.

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Savannah Classical Academy, Savannah

The annual lottery is now open for Savannah Classical Academy , free, public K-12 charter school, for all students from kindergarten to twelfth grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Don’t miss the deadline for your family to enroll in this free public charter Savannah school as part of the local school system. Apply for the lottery here.

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St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah

Now accepting applications for Pre-K 3 through Grade 4. The application deadline is 2.19.21. Details here. 

Tour this private independent school (age 3 to grade 12). Call 897.4941 or email Windee Helle in the Admissions Office at hellew@saslions.com to schedule your private tour. Details here.

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Susie King Taylor Community School, Savannah

Application for the lottery for 2021-22 school year is open. Susie King Taylor Community School is a tuition-free, public K-8 Savannah charter school. Details here. 

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Calvary Day School, Savannah

Campus Tours are by appointment and are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Please call admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.
Details here.

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(Savannah schools) 2021-22 Lottery Open for Susie King Taylor Community School

January 22nd, 2021

Susie King Taylor Community School, Savannah 

Susie King Taylor Community School’s lottery is officially open for the 2021-2022 school year. Lottery will be held March 12, 2021.

SKTCS is a tuition-free, public K-8 Charter School in Savannah focused on place-based education, social-emotional learning with an emphasis on community through the middle school academy for social justice.

Learn more here.

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Telfair Museums’ PULSE Festival includes virtual kids workshops, free family weekend, Savannah

January 21st, 2021

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Telfair Museums’ PULSE festival returns in hybrid form for pandemic times Jan. 27-31 2021 with exhibitions at the Jepson Center in Savannah, virtual lectures by featured artists, a curator’s tour, workshop, and a free admission weekend.

Find the PULSE festival 2021 schedule and registration links here. 

Kid-friendly PULSE events include:

Jan. 28 2021

11AM | PULSE Virtual Artists Tech Talks for Students with David Gumbs
David Gumbs will present an informal talk for students focusing on his journey and development as an artist. Open to students grades 4 through college by registration.

6PM | PULSE Virtual STEM Chat with Diana Eng and Natalie Zee Drieu
Get inspired and ready to jump start STEM at home with a presentation by two amazing designers, parents and hosts of the web video series STEM Chat. Natalie Zee Drieu is former editor in chief of CRAFT magazine, blogger at coquette.blogs.com and Adafruit Industries, with an extensive background in design and technology. Diana Eng is founding member of maker group NYC Resistor, a fashion designer who rose to national attention on Season 2 of Project Runway, author of Fashion Geek and a previous lecturer at PULSE. Join these two creative moms for great tips on exploring STEM content with young people at home!

Jan. 29 – 31 2021

10AM-5PM | PULSE Free Family Weekend at the Jepson Center
Enjoy a three-day weekend of free admission to the Jepson Center to explore all of the new interactive art for PULSE and other current exhibitions. Hands-on art making kits will be available for families to pick up in the Jepson Center atrium.

Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center will be open free to everyone, locals and tourists alike, the weekend of Jan. 29-31.

In partnership with the City of Savannah, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday through Sunday, the museum will offer free admission to its large contemporary art space on the southwest corner of Telfair Square. Face masks are required, and occupancy limits will be enforced for social distancing. For more on Telfair’s safety procedures, visit telfair.org/hours-admission.

Visitors to the Free Family Weekend are invited to tour current exhibitions and explore art activities created by Telfair’s education team, including a limited number of free take-home art kits for children.

Exhibitions currently on view include Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision, which closes after Sunday; Youthful Adventures: Growing Up in Photography; Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America; and other highlights from the museum’s permanent collection.

Also on view at the Jepson will be Telfair’s annual PULSE Art + Technology Festival, which kicks off Wed. Jan. 27 2021.

Caribbean artist David Gumbs is this year’s lead artist, with PULSE his debut solo show in the United States. His interactive pieces translate features of the Caribbean environment, impacts of global warming, and the legacy of colonialism into colorful digital landscapes that transform and respond to visitors’ movements.

Other PULSE highlights include works by Savannah-based artists Guanzhi Kou and Greg Finger, a virtual discussion about producing STEM projects at home with kids by prominent makers Diana Eng and Natalie Zee Drieu, and a series of virtual student workshops.

At 6 PM Wed. Jan. 27, Telfair will celebrate the PULSE kickoff with a free virtual lecture by Gumbs, live from Martinique and presented on Zoom. Gumbs also will present a virtual tech talk for students on Zoom at 11 AM Thurs. Jan. 28 2021.

Jan. 29 2021

2PM | PULSE Virtual Curator’s Tour
Join PULSE curator Harry DeLorme for a live virtual walk through of current PULSE projects at the Jepson Center.

Jan. 30 2021

9:30AM | PULSE Youth Workshop: Make a Solar Oven!
(Grades 4-8) Presented by the Society of Women Engineers- Savannah Coastal Empire Chapter
Turn a pizza box into a solar oven to heat a slice or make a snack. Parental supervision is required. Limit 20 participants. A supply list will be sent in advance to all participants. Most are simple supplies you can find at home. Register online here. 

9:30AM | PULSE Virtual STEM Youth Workshop: Making Ice Cream with Science!
(Grades 3-12) Presented by Society of Women Engineers – Savannah Coastal Empire Chapter
Learn how to use science to make ice cream in 10 minutes. Limit 20 participants. A supply list of simple supplies that can be found at home will be sent in advance. Register online here. 

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Find the PULSE festival 2021 schedule and registration links here. 

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Register for 2021 Spring Recreational Soccer with Savannah United

January 21st, 2021

Savannah United Spring 2021 Recreational Soccer 

Registration is open for Spring 2021 Recreational Soccer with Savannah United. 

Register online @ SavannahUnited.com .

Questions or concerns? Please contact Savannah United Program Director, Paul Smith, p.smith@savannahunited.com or Recreational Administrator, Vanessa Asterman, v.asterman@savannahunited.com.

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When You Trap a Tiger Wins Newbery, We Are Water Protectors Earns Caldecott at 2021 YMAs

January 20th, 2021

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Winners announced during a virtual ceremony for the 2021 Youth Media Awards.

We Are Water Protectors, illustrated by Michaela Goade, won The Caldecott Medal, awarded annually to the most distinguished American picture book for children. Goade made history becoming the first BIPOC woman and first Indigenous illustrator to win the prestigious award.

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller won the Newbery Medal, awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Everything Sad is Untrue (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri, which won the Printz Award, which annually honors the best book written for teens,

(Savannah private schools) International Baccalaureate diploma program @ St. Andrew’s School

January 20th, 2021
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St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah

St. Andrew’s Assistant Head of School Ryan Martin recently wrote an article on the International Baccalaureate diploma program. St. Andrew’s is one of two independent schools in the state of Georgia to offer the IB Diploma Program. Read it here. 

St. Andrew’s –  a private independent school (age 3 to grade) -is accepting applications for Pre-K 3 through Grade 4 for the 2021-22 school year. The application deadline is 2.19.21. Details here. 

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.

Free Savannah golf clinic for ages 5-12

January 19th, 2021

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Free golf clinic for kids Saturday, Feb. 20 2021, Savannah

Bring your kids out to get a taste of golf!

If you don’t have clubs, don’t worry, The Golf Swing Studio will provide equipment.

Each clinic is 45-minutes in length. Each clinic is age appropriate with a maximum of 12 students in the class.

Registration is first come, first serve. To view all the Free Clinics available, visit www.A-Swing.com to view options and to register. Register online here. 

1PM: Free Clinic for ages 5 – 7 years old max students: 12
2PM: Free Clinic for ages 8 – 12 years old max students: 12
3PM: Free Clinic for ages 5 – 7 years old max students: 12
4PM: Free Clinic for ages 8 – 12 years old max students: 12

For more information, call: 912-704-8902 ask for Coach Paul or email: thegolfswingstudio@gmail.com

Free Savannah Junior Golf Clinic for ages 5-12
Hosted by The Golf Swing Studio
Sat. Feb.20 2021
1 Mary Calder Drive
Savannah, GA 31415

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2021) Smart Start Academic Camp @ Advanced Academics, Pooler

January 19th, 2021

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Smart Start Academic Summer Camp 2021 @ Advanced Academics, Pooler

Elementary students will have daily activities in Writing, Phonics, Language Arts, Guided Reading, and Guided Math.
Middle school students will have hands-on STEM based activities as we merge core content areas of English, Math, Science and History.

Mon.- Thurs.
For elementary students: 9AM-Noon
For middle school students: 1-4PM

​Enroll online here.

Cost: $360/session

June 7-24 2021
or
July 5-22 2021

Register online here. 

Advanced Academics
email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com
912-348-2017
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

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