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Family events for first October Weekend in Savannah & the Lowcountry

October 2nd, 2015

Weekend Family Activities for the first official weekend of Fall 2015 Oct. 2-4 2015 in our Events Calendar by clicking here .


Looking to get out of town for the day?  Click here for our picks for best daytrips from Savannah or visit our Best Daytrips from Savannah board on Pinterest here. 

Fall Festival Art Youth Workshops, Savannah, Oct. 24

October 3rd, 2015

DCA Fall Festival Art Workshops Savannah

Register for Fall Festival Art Workshops @ City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs  for Oct. 24 2015.

Registration info here. 

Fall Festival Workshops, Oct. 24 @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios at 9 W. Henry St.

Questions? Call 912-651-6783.


Festive Mask Making
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 8+, 10am-12pm
Come transform yourself into any creature you’d like! In this two hour workshop, students will learn how to make a festive mask out of felt! Basic sewing and embroidery techniques will be covered.
$15/$10 city resident

Festive Fall Ornamental Wreath
Instructor: Julie Hodge
Ages 17+, 10am-2pm
Come for the first of a three part seasonal wreath series! In this workshop, students will learn basic flower design, bow making and ornamental wreath techniques for a festive fall creation.
$35/$30 city resident

Oil Burner Workshop
Instructor: Crystal Travaille
Age 17+, 10am – 1pm
Create your own original outdoor citronella burner for your patio. Students will learn hand building and surface design techniques and use colored under-glazes to make a one-of-a-kind piece. All skill levels welcome.
$35/ $30 city resident

Instructor: Clair Buckner
All Ages, 10am – 2pm
This ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique in which 1800° glowing red hot works are removed from the kiln and placed into a reduction chamber filled with combustibles is sure to inflame and inspire. Personal bisque fired works can be glazed and fired. Pieces will be available for those who want to participate.
$10 per piece fired

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 

Big Bingo Balloon Drop & Prizes @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

October 2nd, 2015

Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter Savannah


Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center’s Big Bingo Balloon Drop Event this Sunday Oct. 4 at 3PM.

Jumping Jacks of Savannah will have over 50 prizes with a total value of over $500. Grand prize is a Birthday Party Package valued at $210.

To participate you’ll need to purchase a Jump Zone Bracelet or a $5 Bingo Band.


Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

Like their Facebook page here to stay connected about their specials.



Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, On Twitter here, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Fall Savings at Once Upon A Child Savannah

October 1st, 2015

Fall Savings Once Upon A Child With the air turning cooler, Once Upon A Child Savannah has everything you need to keep your little ones toasty warm, all at great fall prices.

Come in to see their selection of gently-used denim, long-sleeve tops, sweaters, jackets, costumes, sleepwear, shoes, boots and accessories.

Plus, Once Upon A Child Savannah will pay you on the spot for the items your kids have outgrown and no longer use.

Top Most Wanted Items:

* Outerwear (size 2T + )
* Holiday Dress Wear (size 2T + )
* Pajamas (size 2T + )
* Equipment (pack n plays, high chairs, walkers, exersaucers)

1100 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, GA 31406

Once Upon A Child Savannah, 1100 Eisenhower Drive, Eisenhower Square, Savannah, 31406 tel: 912-351-0555, www.onceuponachildsavannah.com/  Once Upon A Child Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Tiny Tots food craft playdate & Columbus Day cooking party, Savannah

October 1st, 2015

Tiny Tots Food Craft Playdates Tummy Time Foods Savannah Children's Museum Tiny Tots Play Date with Tummy Time Foods @ The Museum
Sat. Oct. 10, 11am-12pm

Calling all kids ages 5 & younger for the most creative culinary experience in town. Join Tummy Time Foods for our monthly “Tiny Tots Play Date” at the Savannah Children’s Museum. Kids will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two delicious, seasonal food crafts– one to eat and one to keep.

October’s theme is “Fall Faves!”
Cost: $10 per child (CHS members) and $12 per child (non-CHS members). Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. Click here.


824890“School’s Out… Let’s Cook!”

Columbus Day Cooking Party
Mon. Oct. 12 @ Savannah State Farmer’s Market
Trade your pencils and books for some hands-on cooking fun.
*Tiny Tots Cooking Party (ages 5 & younger) will be at 11AM-12:15PM
*Kid’s Cooking party (ages 6 & older) will be at 1:30-3PM. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. Click here  for more information.

Tummy Time Foods, www.tummytimefoods.com, (912) 996-7120 email info@tummytimefoods.com. On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Register for Frogwarts Fall 2015 Festival, Savannah

September 30th, 2015

Frogwarts Savannah 2015Frogwarts in Savannah

Catch the train to Frogwarts & come to a fall festival full of magic and wonder at Georgia State Railroad Museum & Savannah Children’s Museum.

Don your fall costume, collect candy, and become a member of one of the Frogwarts houses (Croak, Hoppin, Ribbit, or Slime). Create your wand and take part in Frogwarts classes – Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology , and more!

Fun for all ages
Sunday, Oct. 11 2015, 11am to 3pm at Tricentennial Park
655 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA 31401
Cost: $12 per person; CHS members only $10.

Pre-registration is required, click here to register.


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



Discount on Scribble After School Art Club, Pooler

September 29th, 2015


Discount on after-school art classes @ Scribble Art Studio in Pooler.

Don’t miss this deal.  Try out 3 classes a week in Pooler (your choice!) Mon.-Fri. for ONLY $150 a month.

For more details, click here. 

$12 a class and three days a week or $150 a month (Mon, Tues, & Fri.)

Choose which class you want to come to. You can do two classes back to back as long as it’s age appropriate.

To sign up call 912-713-7376 or visit thescribbleartstudio.com

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers 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 information, 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

Free for first Oct. 3 Halloween art, stories, science events for kids, Savannah

September 29th, 2015

Halloween art kids Saturday Savannah

Halloween art, stories, science. Register now for SPOOKTACULAR Saturdays in October workshop series for kids at Blick Art Materials, 318 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401.

Halloween story time, kinder art workshops for ages 4 & younger; Halloween science projects, art project for ages 5 & older.

Register here. 

Scribble Art Studio, Savannah Children’s Museum and Blick Art Supplies in Savannah will do a series of Saturday Halloween themed workshops for all ages called “Hooray for Halloween” during Fall 2015.

Savannah artist Kristie Duncan is turning Blick’s atrium into an interactive “Halloween Town” for kids to work in and the Savannah Children’s Museum will provide science experiments while Scribble will be in charge of art projects.

UPDATE: The first Saturday session Oct. 3 will be FREE!

Oct 3 schedule

  • 10:30AM-11:30AM Storytime & Art Project for the 3 & younger
  • 11:45AM- 2PM Science Experiment (Making Witch’s Brew) and Art Project (Witchy Witch Portraits)


Storytime and Kinder Art Project: $15
Science Experiment and Art Project: $35.

For more information, call 912-713-7376 or click here. 

Halloween storytimes, art and science projects

Month of spooktacular storytime, art & science project programs.
10:30AM-2PM Saturdays Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24
Upstairs Atrium at Blick Art Materials
318 E. Broughton St., Savannah, 31401

Halloween-themed art workshops, storytimes & science experiments located upstairs at Blick Art Materials, 318 E. Broughton St., 31401 Savannah Children’s Museum & Scribble Art Studio are SouthernMamas.com advertisers 



Family Painting Time FUNdraiser for Jaden’s Rubber Duckie Smile Experiment

September 29th, 2015

Jaden's Smile Experiment Savannah Rubbery Duckie paintings Art Bashart bash studio savannah SUNDAY FAMILY PAINTING TIME at The Art Bash Studio in Savannah

The Art Bash Studio – well known for their open public & private painting parties for adults, ladies’ night out creative events, painting birthday & bridal party bashes –will offer a special Family Painting Time FUNdraiser. The Art Bash Studio is at 7704 Waters Ave. (between Eisenhower and Mall Blvd)

“Rubber Duckies for JADEN’S Smile Experiment!”
Cost: $20 PLUS 3 Rubber Ducks or toys of equal size

This FAMILY TIME pARTy is appropriate for ages 8 & older. Each painter must bring at least three little rubber ducks or toys of equal size for Jaden Hayes to hand out at City Market.

Jaden is a little Savannah boy whose parents have died. He hands out rubber toys downtown Savannah “to make people smile”. His “The Smile Experiment” is to bring happiness to others and help him heal his sadness.

Learn more about Jaden here. 

Participants will paint adorable Rubber Duckie paintings for Jaden.

3PM Oct. 3 2015 
Sign up by clicking here.

Hayes’ cousin Tasha Compton manages The Smile Experiment’s social media information. You can follow Jaden’s Smile Experiment at www.facebook.com/Jadensthesmileexperiment or @mstashers on Instagram.

To contact or donate to Jaden’s Smile Experiment, e-mail JadensTheSmileExperiment

The Art Bash Studio, 7704 Waters Ave. (between Eisenhower and Mall Blvd), tel: 912.484.3438, email fun@artbashstudio.com, www.artbashstudio.com 

Savannah Photographers: Holiday mini-session deal with Jana Butman Photography

September 28th, 2015

Jana Butman Photography in SavannahJana Butman Photography in Savannah is offering custom made Holiday cards if you book your mini session with her in October and mention SouthernMamas.com for 50% off!

There is several designs available and Jana will deliver them straight to your house.

Contact Jana Butman Photography for details & availability at (912) 655-6307 or email at janabutman@gmail.com.

See more of Jana’s work on her website: www.butmanphoto.com or her Facebook page here, where you can also read reviews and what other clients’s experience was like while working with her.

Jana Butman Photography, Maternity, newborn & family photographer, 25 E. 40th St., Savannah, www.butmanphoto.com ; (912) 655-6307,  email janabutman@gmail.com. On Facebook here,  Jana Butman Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Save On Your 2016 Disney Vacation With 2 Brand New Discounts

September 28th, 2015

Disney Deals for 2015 2016 Savannah Two Sisters Travel JUST ANNOUNCED! Two Sisters Travel  has the scoop on 2 ways to save BIG on your next Walt Disney World vacation with the Play, Stay, Dine, & Save promotion or savings up to 25% off your resort stay at select resort hotels.

The travel dates for these offers do include winter break AND spring break dates.

Disney Deals 2015 2016 Savannah Two Sisters Travel With the popular Play, Stay, Dine, & Save Promotion, you’ll save up to $500 (based on family of 4) when you combine your resort stay, dining & theme park tickets. This offer is available at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and includes most stays 12/13/15 – 12/29/15 and 1/2/16 – 3/7/16.

If you don’t need a dining plan or tickets, you can save up to 25% on your room at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for most stays 1/2/16 – 4/13/16.

Availability for these promotions is extremely limited, and rooms will sell out fast. Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel for your no-obligation Disney vacation quote or call us at 843-284-3241 for details, and start planning your magical Disney vacation.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel
Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Ottawa Farms Corn Maze 2015, pumpkin patch opens Oct. 3

September 28th, 2015

Ottawa Farms corn maze pumpkin patch 2015 Savannah

Ottawa Farms annual Ottawa Farms Rodeo is featured in the farm’s 2015 corn maze in Bloomingdale, Ga. just outside Savannah.

Ottawa Farm Corn Crib Savannah The Maze will be open weekends in October starting Sat. Oct. 3. Come get lost in the maze & enjoy oodles of farm activities including cow train, corn crib (pictured here), pig races, corn cannon & more.

Hours each weekend in October:
Saturdays 1 pm-10 pm
Sundays 1 pm-6 pm


Admission: $10 for ages 5 and older. (ages 4 & younger are free WITH an accompanying parent)
The admission covers everything except the Corn Cannon and items purchased in the store.
For more details call 912.748.3035

Ottawa Farms, 702 Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, Ga. 31302 , ottawafarms.com (912)748-3035, On Facebook here.  Ottawa Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 



Mommy & Me Kindermusik Savannah October classes

September 28th, 2015

Kindermusik Savannah mommy and me classes Join Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for brand new October themes.

Babies ages newborn to 2 meet Mondays at 9:20am for “Rise and Shine”.

Toddlers ages 2+ meet Mondays at 10:15am for “Marvelous Me!”

Come and see how music can positively impact your baby and toddler in so many ways:  musically, socially, cognitively and physically as we learn through movement, instruments, and more.

First class for new families is FREE.

Visit www.88keysga.com/kindermusik or call 912-988-KEYS (5397) for more info.  (All classes meet at the 88 Keys Piano Kindermusik studio in Bloomingdale.)

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik  Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser


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Savannah Buddy Walk & Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society provide strength, support

September 27th, 2015

Josie Ambrose with her big sister Addison Ambrose of Rincon.

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk & Family Festival is this Saturday Oct. 3 in Forsyth Park, Savannah.

Online registration available until Sept. 30. Register here. 

In my Savannah Morning News column here,  read about how the Buddy Walk & Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society helped the Ambrose family of Rincon and their 17-month old daughter, Josie (pictured above) who has Down syndrome.

Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome to take part in the Buddy Walk.

The walk begins at 10AM with a Family Fun Festival being held immediately thereafter. A wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, other games, as well as music and refreshments will last until 2pm.

The 10th annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS).



Family-friendly Savannah biking event: Midnight Garden Ride, Oct. 10

September 27th, 2015

Midnight Garden Ride Savannah Bicycle Campaign Register online for the Midnight Garden Ride, a family-friendly bicycling event on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Ellis Square, Downtown Savannah
Presented by Chatham Orthopaedic Associates and the Good and Evil Party.

After a casually-paced, police-escorted ride through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods, the riders return to Ellis Square for live music and fun.

Proceeds benefit the non-profit Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

Registration information here.

Event Schedule for Oct. 10
5-6:30 p.m. Onsite registration and check-in for preregistered riders.
5-6 p.m. Costume Contest Registration
6:15 p.m. Costume Contest Judging
7 p.m. Ride departs from Ellis Square
8 p.m. Ride returns to Ellis Square for Good and Evil Party



Shark Tooth Hunt with Shark Tooth Fairy, Tybee Is., Oct. 18

September 27th, 2015

Shark Tooth Hunt with Shark Tooth Fairy, Tybee Is., Oct. 18Beaufort’s beloved Shark Tooth Fairy Mike Harris is teaming up with Tybee promoters to bring the first Tybee Island Kids’ Shark Tooth & Fossil Hunt to Tybee Is.’s North Beach, 10AM Sun. Oct. 18 2015.

Tickets: $20 and accompanying adults are free. This event will be benefit Tybee Island Marine Science Center.

Kids will be able to find prehistoric Mako, Bull, Sand, Great White, Snaggletooth, and coveted Megalodon sharks teeth. The “Shark Tooth Fairy” Mike Harris is donating many large Megalodon teeth and will be in attendance to help identify the sharks’ teeth found.

There will be two designated zones to search: one for kids ages 2-6, and one for kids ages 7-12. Accompanying adults are encouraged to enter the designated zone for the 2-6 year olds but not the designated zone for the 7-12 year olds. Parents can watch from outside the designated zone. If you are registering multiple kids from 2-6 and 7-12, your designated zone will be with the 7-12 year olds.

Cost: $20 per child
Ages: 2-12 (no exceptions, please))

Tickets go on sale Wed. Sept. 9 at 8AM. Details here. 
1000 tickets available.

Adults are prohibited from assisting kids with hunting teeth.

20,000 teeth will be planted between the two designated zones. Parents are strongly encouraged to only allow your kid to take 20 sharks teeth from the beach. They can keep searching and if they find a larger tooth, they should throw their smallest back.

For more info, email Brian@StaffordPromotions.com.

No rain checks or refunds.

More info about tickets here.