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Giveaway: Four tickets to Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, Savannah

September 28th, 2016

Disney Live! Savannah October 2016

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic is coming to Savannah on Oct. 7.

And SouthernMamas.com is giving away a family four pack of tickets to a lucky reader!

Disney Live!
7PM Fri. Oct. 7
Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center
Get tickets here. (Ages 1 & older must have a ticket)

Open the door to unforgettable moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic.

Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Tinker Bell as surprises captivate at every turn of the knob with 25 of your favorite Disney stars from Cinderella, Toy Story, Tangled, Snow White and Aladdin.

To enter to win this giveaway, visit the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page here & tell us your favorite Disney character. Deadline to enter is 10PM this Fri. Sept. 30. 

Savannah photographers: Family Tides Photograpy presents private photo sessions with Santa in Savannah

September 28th, 2016

Santa Visits Photos Portraits Savannah photographer Santa is magical.

Your child’s visit with him should be magical, too!

Forget standing in long lines to have a fast chance to sit on Santa’s lap for a few quick, commercial-looking photos.

Step outside the lines and come see Santa in a private session with customized photos that will make your memories stand out.

Bring your family for The Santa Experience with Family Tides Photography in Savannah and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Book your pre-scheduled spot for an individualized one-on-one experience where Santa and your family will interact and be photographed in a beautiful setting.

Let your Santa Experience be just that. . .uniquely yours!

Book your Santa experience here.

Family Tides Photography, 912-650-0242, email nancy@familytidesphotography.com, familytidesphotography.com, Family Tides Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

New children’s birthday party options @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

September 27th, 2016

Children's Birthday Party Places Ideas Savannah Scribble Art Studio

Scribble Art Studio  offers the more creative children’s birthday party options in Savannah.

Now the favorite kids’ art studio on 37th Street has even more children’s party options and the artists @ Scribble have a knack for making parties worry-free, right down to the adorable and unique invitations.

Art & Ice Cream Party

What could be sweeter than an Art & Ice Cream Party? Scribble is now offering this fun party option: kids make Mini Ice Cream Parlors and have a visit from Jenni’s Ice Cream Truck. Book yours today! Call 912-713-7376.

Paint & Sew Personalized Dolls

Perfect party for ages 6 & older. Every guest leaves with their own handmade doll.

Learn more about all of Scribble’s BD party options here. 

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Open Studio Hours

Looking for something to do during the week with your little one? Drop by Scribble for some studio time! Mon-Fri, Drop In or Drop Off available during studio hours.

Drop off for ages 4 & older; Ages 4 & younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Just call 912-713-7376.

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Scribble Art Studio, 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah also offers open studio hours, private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more info, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Hilton Head/Bluffton classes: Dance Theatre of Harlem Master Class & ArtStart for preschoolers

September 27th, 2016

Dance Theatre of Harlem Savannah Hilton Head Is. Bluffton Dance Theatre of Harlem Master Class: Calling all dancers ages 12 and older with intermediate or advanced dance experience!

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina mid-island on Hilton Head is hosting the acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem for two performances and a 90 minute master dance class.

The Master Class on Mon. Oct. 31 at 5:30PM will be taught by the company director, ballet master or a company member and emphasize focus, discipline and the classical technique practiced at Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Registration is now open for the class, which is $25. Register @ www.Artshhi.com/workshops.

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art classes for preschools Hilton Head Is. Savannah Bluffton Art classes for the preschooler & pre-K set

ArtStart: For the younger set, a series of visual arts workshops designed for kids ages 2-5 teaches color and shape recognition, how to use art tools, and a variety of other concepts allowing students to express themselves using an array of media and methods @ the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

These sessions will be on Tuesdays each week from Oct. 4-Nov. 1.

Visit www.Artshhi.com/workshops for information on these and other exciting workshops including a series of clay sessions and a family workshop this fall!

Visit www.Artshhi.com/workshops or call 843-686-3945, ext. 205.

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Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
843-686-3945, ext. 205
www.artshhi.com

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September Pure Barre Savannah deal: 5 weeks of unlimited classes for $99

September 27th, 2016

Pure Barre deal Savannah September

Pure Barre Savannah Special

Only a few days remain in September to take advantage of this deal: New Clients are eligible for 5 weeks of unlimited classes for only $99!*

You need to sign up before the end of September to get this deal.

Purchase your 5 weeks of unlimited classes for only $99 here. 

About Pure Barre

Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body.

In just 55 minute, you will achieve a full-body workout concentrating on the areas women struggle with the most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms.

The Pure Barre technique is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up!

(Savannah location only*)

Purchase your 5 weeks of unlimited classes for only $99 here before September ends. 

pure barre savannah
5521 abercorn st. across from Twelve Oaks Shopping Center (Publix)
suite #500
savannah, ga 31405
912.665.1129
savannah@purebarre.com

Pure Barre Savannah, purebarre.com/ga-savannah/,  5521 abercorn st., savannah, 31405 On Facebook here. On Instagram here. Pure Barre Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

Registration now open for Frogwarts Harry-Potter inspired-event, Oct. 16

September 27th, 2016

Frogwarts Savannah Harry Potter 2016 Tickets are now available for Frogwarts annual Harry-Potter inspired event hosted by Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah.

Frogwarts is Sun. Oct. 16 2016, 11AM-3PM. Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical fall festival for a Harry Potter-themed day of fun

This year’s studies will incorporate STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) which helps encourage critical thinking, creative problem solving & experiential learning through each fun and engaging activity.

Guests are invited to arrive at Frogwarts School of Magic in costumes and will be assigned by the Sorting Hat into one of four houses: Croak, Hoppin, Ribbit or Slime.

Classes will include Wand Making, Potions, Symbology with Tails of the Lowcountry, Fortune Telling, Defense Against the Dark Arts: Glow-in-the-Dark Fun!, Care of Magical Creatures with Georgia Reptile Society, Herbology and an adventure through The Forbidden Forest in the Savannah Children’s Museum Maze. Visitors can also take a ride on the Frogwarts Express, our steam locomotive.

Tickets are limited, so pre-register for your chance to join the fun.

For tickets & registration, clink here. 

Some community partners will also be leading workshops, including Oatland Island with a quill writing activity, Oglethorpe Astronomical Association with an Astronomy lesson, Snapology with Harry Potter LEGO building, and Savannah Stage Company with a cast of some of our favorite Harry Potter characters. Leopold’s Ice Cream will be on site with their world famous sweet treats for event attendees.

This event is $12 per participant over 18 months old and pre-registration is required. Coastal Heritage Society members receive access to early registration, an express check-in line and priority boarding for the Frogwarts Express train ride.

A special thank you to Barnes & Noble at Oglethorpe Mall for
their generous donation of the complete Harry Potter book series. Raffle tickets to win this prize will be available for $1 at Frogwarts.

For info on how to become a CHS member, click here.

Fun for all ages
Sunday, Oct. 16 2016 @ Tricentennial Park, Savannah

For tickets & registration, clink here. 

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

Savannah schools: Open Houses at St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island

September 26th, 2016

St. Andrew's School Savannah Open Houses 2016

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action.

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2016-17 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

October 6

November 3

December 1

January 5

February 2

March 2

April 6

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

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.

 

Maggie’s Morning School Barnyard BBQ, Oct. 11, Savannah

September 26th, 2016

Maggie's Morning School Savannah

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah first ever benefit night. You’re invited!

Featuring food, dancing, auction and much more! All proceeds to benefit Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah, which was named best Savannah childcare/daycare in Savannah Magazine and best preschool in Connect Savannah in 2016.

Tues. Oct. 11, 6-9PM
Red Gate Farms – Savannah’s Venue
136 Red Gate Farm Trl, Savannah, Georgia 31405
Tickets: www.mmsbenefit.com

Tickets can be purchased at the school (6610 Abercorn St) and they will be available on the school website: www.maggiesmorningschool.org starting Mon. Sept. 26.

Free childcare will be available at the school although parents will need to sign up by Fri. Oct. 7 and come by the school to fill out an emergency information form.

Funds raised will support our scholarship fund as well as other program enhancements.

Maggie’s is especially hoping alumni will attend. It should be a fun evening!

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Corporate & Business Sponsorships Available 

Now beginning their 35th year, Maggie’s Morning School is proud of their reputation as Savannah’s most beloved preschool. Maggie’s Morning School is widely known for their innovative and highly effective approach to early childhood education.

As of March 2015,  Maggie’s is a Georgia “Quality Rated” program, which identifies Maggie’s as one of the of highest-quality early childhood education programs in the state.

Sponsors: Despite being one of Savannah’s most esteemed nonprofit organizations, Maggie’s Morning School has never before offered corporate sponsorships or business partnerships, making this opportunity unique.

As a long-standing Savannah institution with a stellar reputation in the community, Maggie’s has much to offer their corporate sponsors.  Businesses who choose to partner with Maggie’s will enjoy the many benefits that come with being associated with the prestige and popularity that Maggie’s Morning School has worked so hard to achieve.

Contact (912) 352-8404 or email maggiesmorningschoolevents@gmail.com

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More about Maggie’s Morning School

Maggie’s Morning School  – named best Savannah childcare/daycare in Savannah Magazine and best preschool in Connect Savannah in 2016  – is a private, nonprofit preschool for children 18 months to four years old including Pre-K.

With half-and full-day programs, Maggie’s Morning School has become a beloved preschool since Maggie Smith started it in 1982.

Learn more about Maggie’s Morning School here. 

Come visit and see why Maggie’s is called “The Creative Alternative”.

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.

 

After-School Fall 2016 Junior Golf clinics @ The Club at Savannah Harbor

September 25th, 2016

Golf clinics for kids at The Club at Savannah Harbor

Bring your little ones out for some fun and education about the game of golf this Fall 2016 @ The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island, Savannah. 

Your child will learn about the game of golf as well as develop team, leadership and decision making qualities in a fun and safe team environment.

Open to the public! Sign up for one clinic or as many as you want.

Clinics include a snack after each session.

PGA Class A Professional Paul Killgallon will lead this journey.

Clinics are 4:30-6PM beginning on Sept. 27th every Tuesday afternoon until Christmas break 2016. The club’s final junior clinic will be our Year end Christmas party on December 13th. Clinics will cover the fundamentals of golf, rules, etiquette, short game, putting, bunker play, the full swing and on-course instruction.

Sign up for one clinic or many.

Cost is $30 per clinic and if you bring an additional junior you will receive an extra discount.

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240 or email paul.killgallon@westin.com.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, On Facebook here. 912.201.2240, email Golf.savannah@westin.comwww.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Pumpkin Patch Farms, Corn Mazes, Hayrides in Savannah 2016

September 24th, 2016

hayride-930x340Hayrides, corn cribs, corn mazes & more. It’s all part of the pumpkin patch farm tradition. While Savannah isn’t a pumpkin-growing climate, we’re thrilled that we have our fair share of agritourism here with various pumpkin patch farms near Savannah.

Here are some favorites:

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, barnyard. Grand opening for fall season 2016 is Oct. 1 Open every weekend Oct. 1-Oct. 30. Details here. 

Ottawa Farms Rodeo, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Ottawa Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze opens Oct. 8. Details here. 

Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races, farm activities. Holiday Farms is open from Oct. 1-31. Oct. 1 will be Military Appreciation Day. All active military will receive 50% off admission price with ID. Details here.  

FOR FALL FESTIVALS 2016 in Savannah, visit our Fall Fun Guide 2016 here. 

Savannah Food Truck Festival 2016

September 24th, 2016

Savannah Food Truck Festival 2016 Come support the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah at Memorial University Medical Center and celebrate the legalization of food trucks @ the Savannah Food Truck Festival 2016.

Sun. Oct. 9, 11AM – 8PM
Daffin Park
1301 E Victory Dr, Savannah 31404

-30 Food truck spots available
-FREE YOGA in the park at 10AM
-Beer
-Craft vendors
-Family Friendly
-Pet friendly with watering stations
-Local businesses
-Local Non profits

Live music

For sponsorship opportunities, food truck or craft vendor apps,
Please email: Admin@savfoodtruckassociation.com

Savannah schools: Open House @ Benedictine Military School, Nov. 6

September 23rd, 2016

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

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

OPEN HOUSE

Held Nov. 6 2016, 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. 6, 2016 beginning at 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 Benedictine Military School here.

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. 

25% off Rock N’ Learn DVDs @ Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

September 22nd, 2016

Savannah workbooks testing preparation

25% off Rock N’ Learn DVDs @ Barnett Educational Supplies.

Shop local, shop Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

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.

Children ages 8 & older are invited to Refuge Adventure on Blackbeard Is.

September 22nd, 2016

Refuge Adventure Blackbeard Island Savannah

Refuge Adventure 2016 on Blackbeard Island

On Sat. Oct. 8, 2016, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge staff and volunteers will transport guests (ages 8 and older only) to Blackbeard Island NWR for day-trip full of adventure

On-site activities will include ecology hikes, birding walks, photography workshops, and an island history program. Visitors may also try their hand at outdoor skills like archery, cast-netting, fly-tying, and orienteering. Boat space is limited for this program, therefore reservations are required.

Cost: $10 for ages 16 and over; $5 for ages 8-15. The public is also welcome to use their own boats to travel to the Refuge and participate in the day’s activities at no charge.

For more information on the event or to make a reservation for one of the two boat rides (one at 8AM., the other at 11AM), please call the Savannah NWR Visitor Center at (843) 784-2468.

Learn more here.

Payment for the boat transportation can be paid by cash (by mail or in person) or with a credit card (over the phone). In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled, participants notified, and their payments returned.

UPDATE: There are only a few slots.  There will be a wait list. Only 6 openings remain for the chartered boat ride to the island.

If you own your own boat, you can still attend. Organizers just ask that you contact them to let us know how many are coming, and which activities you might want to sign up for. Call (843) 784-2468.

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FREE presentation about Blackbeard Island: 300 Years of History

Local historian and author, Buddy Sullivan, will deliver a presentation on the history of Blackbeard Island NWR.

The free event will be 6PM Mon. Oct. 3, 2016, at the Live Oak Public Libraries Southwest Chatham Branch, located adjacent to the Savannah Mall, 14097 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419.

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FOR MORE FALL FAMILY FUN, VISIT OUR FALL FUN GUIDE 2016 HERE.

You’re invited: Fall Festival 2016 @ St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Oct. 15

September 22nd, 2016

St. James Fall Festival 2016 Savannah Mark Your Calendar for St. James Catholic School Fall Festival 2016, which is open to the public.

Bring the kids to enjoy a zipline, obstacle course, twin spin, dixie cartwell, rock wall, jousting, inflatables, petting zoo, a new photo booth, award-winning BBQ @ St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406

Sat. Oct. 15
11AM – 3PM

Fun for the entire family.

Order all-inclusive bracelets and tickets by Fri. Oct. 7 for reduced pricing.

Pre-Purchase Reduced Prices:
All-Inclusive Wristbands -$23/each
Tickets – $10/12 tickets or $25/30 tickets

Questions? Please contact: Alyssa Harvey via email at lyssas18@msn.com or Alison Doan via email @ alison.doan@gmail.com

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More About St. James Catholic School

For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school or St. James Early Learning Center for ages 1-3 , visit www.sjcs-savannahga.org, call (912) 355-3132, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org, (912) 355-3132,  www.sjcs-savannahga.org On Facebook here.  St. James Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Town Hall Meeting in Savannah about proposed state takeover of struggling schools

September 22nd, 2016

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Town Hall Meeting
Opportunity School District
Find out this means for our children and community
Thurs. Oct. 6, 2016 6:30PM
JEA Savannah
5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah 31405

There are six local schools in Savannah that have been identified to possibly become one of the first Opportunity School Districts in the State.

This will come in the form of an amendment to the voted on in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.

This could mean big changes for the children and our community.

Local unit PTAs have invited speakers from National and Georgia State PTA, Chatham County Public Schools, and other knowledgeable individuals to speak about the impact this will have on our community.

You will hear from experts, review the wording on the ballot and allot time for questions of the panel.

Please make plans to attend so our community can be as informed as possible about your upcoming vote on Amendment 1.