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Family events for Weekend of Oct. 9-11 in Savannah & the Lowcountry

October 9th, 2015

Weekend Family Activities for the weekend of Oct. 9-11 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. 

Mad Hatter’s Teaparty @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

October 9th, 2015

Mad Hatters Teaparty Jumping Jacks of Savannah Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center 3-day holiday weekend events.

Family Fun Friday Oct. 9 at Jumping Jacks

Bring the family Friday and play four rounds of laser tag for only $20.

Mad Hatter’s Teaparty, Sunday Oct. 11 @ Jumping Jacks

Don’t be late for a very important date at Jumping Jacks this Sunday Oct. 11 from 2-6 PM.
Purchase an attraction (Jump Zone, Laser Tag or Game Card) and receive an invitation to meet Alice, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter and receive a free cookie and drink.

Open Columbus Day, Monday Oct. 12, Jumping Jacks
School is out Monday so Jumping Jacks will be open at noon.
Bring the kids and Jumping Jacks will double their game cards up to $10


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

FREE Week at FIT4MOM Stroller Strides, Savannah

October 8th, 2015

Free Week FIT4MOM savannah Stroller Strides Fall into Fitness!

Curious about Stroller Strides, but need a little push?

Come check the group out for a week!

Join Fall into Fitness with FIT4MOM Savannah Stroller Strides for a FREE week starting Mon. Oct. 19 and ending at their awesome final Food Day event on Sat. Oct. 24.

That’s 5 classes at Savannah Mall (M,W,F) and Daffin Park (TUES, THURS) locations absolutely free. Sign up here.

FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood.
Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones.

Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs and activities. Instructors are the only providers certified in pre and post-natal fitness and offer a variety of fun class formats both indoors and outdoors.

FIT4MOM also offers a free playgroup every week, moms’ nights out every month, and activities for the whole family. Great community and socializing as well as a great workout!

Come join FIT4MOM with your baby or toddler in the stroller for a great workout for all fitness levels and meet some new friends. Bring a yoga mat or towel and water.

The group works out at the Savannah Mall Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Daffin Park Tuesday and Thursday, and Hull Park (at 55th St. and Atlantic St.) on Saturday.

All classes are from 9:30 til 10:30 am.

Contact Erinhanna@fit4mom.com, 843-368-1863. Online at www.Savannah.fit4mom.com . On Facebook here 

FIT4MOM Savannah, savannah.fit4mom.com On Facebook here.  FIT4MOM Savannah-Stroller Strides is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Try-outs for cheerleading with Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah

October 7th, 2015

Crowned Elite Cheerleading Half the Time.  Half the Cost.  100% of the fun!

This is a great way to try all star cheerleading.

Join this Royal Family @ Crowned Elite Athletics in Savannah.

Details here. 

Like Crowned Elite Athletics on Facebook here to stay connected to all that this Tiny Team has going on.

Meet the experts

Crowned Elite Athletics’s Shazi Edmonds believes cheerleading is more than just a sport. Shazi says cheerleading creates long-lasting friendships, and teaches kids valuable lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Being a part of Crowned Elite Athletics is more than simply joining a team; it is the building of a family.

Owner Drew Edmonds, who holds a B.S. in Sports Management from Georgia Southern University, is a certified personal trainer who will also aid in the fitness programming at Crowned Elite Athletics.

Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah gym at 202 Bourne Blvd, Ste 160, Savannah, 912-308-5719     www.crownedeliteathletics.com On Facebook here  email  info@crownedeliteathletics.com Crowned Elite is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Giveaway: Halloween BOO Box from Gigi’s Cupcakes, Savannah

October 6th, 2015

Halloween Boo Box giveaway Gigi's Cupcakes Savannah Perfect Halloween treat!

This week, we’re giving away a Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah Halloween BOO Box assorted mini box (12 cupcakes).

To enter to win, visit Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah by clicking here. Then answer this question on their wall: Please share your favorite Fall family tradition. (Hint: visit our Fall Fun Guide 2015 here for ideas) Please to say that SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Deadline to enter 10 PM Tues. Oct. 13 2015. We’ll announce the winner here & on our SouthernMamas.com Facebook page and on our Instagram here. 

The winner can redeem the 12 mini box anytime before Halloween & after Oct. 16.

Gigi’s has these oh-so tricky-treaty Halloween BOO BOXES available to order now – 12 for $18.

You can order cupcakes online at www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/orderahead

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is at 5521 Abercorn St., next to Petite Feet and across from the Publix Twelve Oaks Shopping Center.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 100,  912.349.2778 or email savannahga@gigiscupcakesusa.com , www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/savannahgeorgia. On Facebook here. Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is a SouthernMamas advertiser. 

FREE Family Day @ Telfair Academy, Savannah, Oct. 10

October 6th, 2015

Free Family Day Telfair Academy Saturday Oct. 10 Savannah

Telfair Museums hosts Free Family Days each month in Savannah, 1-4PM.

All Free Family Days are free and open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.


Impressionism, 1-4PM
Telfair Academy
Get ready for Monet and create lasting impressions at the historic Telfair Academy by exploring the painting techniques and the color theory that inspired one of the greatest movements in art. We will help you make your own color book. Go on an impressionism scavenger hunt, play color games in the galleries, and enjoy impressionist music in the beautiful rotunda.

Activities geared to all ages and bound to leave an “Impression”

A scavenger hunt, color games in the galleries, creation of a coloring book, still life drawing, along with violin and harp music in the beautiful rotunda, are all part of the Free Family Day at the Telfair Academy on October 10 from 1-4 pm.

The Free Family Day activities are inspired by Telfair Museums’ upcoming Monet and American Impressionism exhibition which brings four paintings of French master Claude Monet to Savannah for the first time in the city’s history.

Alongside Monet’s master pieces will be 50 paintings by many of the leading artists of American Impressionism.

The family event, offered free of charge, provides a special experience for visitors of all ages to create lasting impressions by exploring plein air painting and the developments in color theory that inspired Impressionism–one of the greatest movements in art. Free Family Day will take place in the Telfair Academy located on Telfair Square.

Using Telfair’s impressionist paintings as their inspiration, Free Family Day guests are invited to explore painting techniques, make their own coloring book, go on a gallery scavenger hunt, create their own still life Impressionist pieces, and relax in the beautiful Rotunda while enjoying music performed by New Art Ensembles from 1:45-3:15 pm.

Docents will be giving tours of the Telfair Academy at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm.

From 2:30-4pm, visitors are invited to the Jepson Center to view the work created in the Telfair Museum Outreach program, completed in collaboration with Molly Lieberman and Loop It Up Savannah with funding from the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, the Alan S. Gaynor Fund of the Savannah Community Foundation, and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard, Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.


Savannah photographer: How to make the most of your family’s photo session

October 6th, 2015

_MG_0217bw copyIt’s that time of the year, picture time!

Jana Butman Photography wanted to give you a few tips on how to come to your session, what to wear and what to bring.

Jana offers her sunset sessions around 5:30PM and they last about an hour. She suggests to wear timeless and classic cloths. It’s fun if you play around with a certain color palette and the cloths matches with style. Accessories and shoes are very important and so fun to pick!

It’s always good to have a favorite toy for your little one, a book or a even a favorite tricycle. Jana loves to include sentimental things in your photos so you can forever remember what your kids liked at the time of the photos.

Her sessions are relaxed but guided. She is very energetic and does all she can to bring out real smiles and laughs!

You can see more of Jana’s family photography at her website: www.butmanphoto.com or at her Facebook page here.  

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 

You’re invited: Fall Festival 2015 @ St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Oct. 24

October 5th, 2015

St. James Catholic School Fall Festival 2015

St. James Catholic School Fall Festival 2015 is open to the public.

Bring the kids to enjoy a zipline, obstacle course, rock wall, jousting, inflatables, petting zoo & more @ St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406

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. 


Holiday Family Portrait Sessions at an affordable rate with 3 Savannah photographers

October 5th, 2015


Professional Savannah Photographers Jamie Weaver , Greg Ceo,  Tonya Perry generously agreed to donate their time to shoot a limited number of Holiday Family Photos at various scenic Savannah spots to support the Montessori Education Society of Savannah.

That means you get a great deal.

Photographers and Locations:

  • Friday October 23rd, Jamie Weaver, Circular Park at Battey and E. 50th
  • Saturday, October 24th, Tonya Perry, Forsyth Park
  • Saturday, November 7th, Greg Ceo, Location TBD

These portrait sessions are open to the public but spaces are limited so please sign up now. Sign up here. 


* $50 Digital Delivery of Your Favorite Photo option

* $35 Online Proofing option.

* A special $100 DigiDouble option – book at least two consecutive $50 sessions and you will be able to download jpegs of *all* of your images.

Sign up here.

FREE kids’ activities at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

October 4th, 2015

free preschooler program at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge FREE Butterfly Young Explorers Club @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Monthly free Young Explorers Program For parents and caregivers of 3 & 4 year olds. Make plans to attend the Free BUTTERFLY Program at 10-11AM on Tues. Oct. 6. These Young Explorers Club educational programs are offered the first Tuesday of every month at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in Hardeeville, SC.

Details here. 


FREE Refuge Week Celebration, Sat. Oct. 10

Refuge Week Celebration at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Sat. Oct. 10 2015.

Join refuge staff, friends, and volunteers for a full day of fun and educational activities for the whole family.

President “T.R.” will give two different performances at 11:15 AM and 1:15 PM. At 12:30 PM, there will be a special presentation on the Kingfisher Pond Discovery Center Project.

Guided birding, photography and open air wagon rides are scheduled at 10 AM and 2:30 PM (reservations required)

There will be refuge interpreters along the Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive to assist visitors and answer questions. Free hot dogs and drinks will be available from 11:30AM-1PM while supplies last. Please call (843) 784-2468 for details and to make reservations for the guided programs.

WHEN: Sat. Oct. 10: 10M – 4PM
WHERE: Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC 29927
COST: FREE (pre-registration required though, for some activities; call 843-784-2468)

More details here. 

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC 29927

Savannah Greek Festival 2015, Oct. 8-10 (FREE admission until 4 p.m. Thursday & Friday)

October 4th, 2015

Greek Festival 2015 Savannah

Get your Greek on. No experience required.

This year’s Savannah Greek Festival will be October 8, 9, 10 2015. Free admission until 4 pm Thursday & Friday.

With 65 years of tradition and good memories to build on, this kid-friendly event will be better than last years. The annual festival will feature homemade Greek foods, desserts, Greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band & so much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage.

Hosted in the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center in Savannah, this three-day festival attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Serving food all day!
Thursday, October 8 – 11:00am – 9pm
Friday, October 9 – 11:00am – 9pm
Saturday, October 10 – 11:00am – 9pm

The festival will have free admission until 4 p.m. Thursday & Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4 p.m. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday.

To download the order form and event schedule, click HERE.

Location: 14 West Anderson Street, Savannah, GA 31401




FREE kids’ nature programs @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

October 4th, 2015

free kids nature activities Savannah Skidaway Island State Park

Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays during September 2015 including free  Toddler Time for kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers at 10 AM Thursdays. Bring your child to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme.

Other free kids’ nature programs include: Toads & Turtles program; knot-tying; and Halloween fun including Haunted Trail; Falloween Family Fest; Trick or Treat through the campground.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park each month, click here.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook 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 

Halloween fun & more during October @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

October 2nd, 2015

Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter Savannah

Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center has lots of kids’ events planned for October 2015.

Saturday Oct. 10: Every child gets a free ice pop all day.

Sunday Oct. 11: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, 2-6PM. Enjoy tea & cookies with Alice & Friends.

Saturday Oct. 17: Free Small Coke product to first 100 customers.

Sunday Oct. 18: Brianna’s Reptiles. From 2-6PM, check out the huge lizards & snakes.

Saturday Oct. 24: Halloween Ball, 4-8PM. DJ, fun foods & specials . Come in kid-friendly costumes if you’d like.

Sunday Oct. 25: Halloween After-Party 2-6PM. Come in costume. In-house specials.

Saturday Oct. 31: Halloween. 4-9PM. Come in costume, get a free goodie bag with purchase of any activity.

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. 

Kindermusik Savannah musical playdates for ages 0-7

October 2nd, 2015

image1 (3)Kindermusik in Savannah  with 88 Keys Piano announces its October musical play date for ages newborn to 7.

This month’s theme is “Classic Toys for Girls and Boys.”

All participants receive an instrument/prop, 10 Kindermusik songs and a bonus gift valued at $10 at the end of class.

Tuition is $15 per child; siblings $5.

Below are the class times for October. Register early, as play dates fill quickly:
Monday, October 19 at 12:15pm
Tuesday, October 20 at 10am
Saturday, October 24 at 10am

To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com/kindermusik  or call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

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


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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)


breast cancer awareness coupon Once Upon A Child

Breast Cancer Awareness: 20% discount on a pink item

October is about celebrating life, especially for all those who are battling breast cancer or have a loved one fighting this disease. What better way to do this than by helping create awareness and supporting the fight this month? Go Pink!

Once Upon A Child supports all those mommies, aunties, grandmas, friends and other loved ones who have been affected by this disease.

Click here for a 20% off coupon on one pink item at Once Upon A Child. Coupon expires Oct. 31 2015.

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