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Art on the Park: fall Savannah art classes for children

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

art-on-the-parkSavannah artist Torrey S. Kist’s Art on the Park children’s classes are so popular, several classes are already full. So don’t miss out enrolling for these late fall six-week art classes.

Spots available:
Tuesdays: “famous Artists” for ages 5 & 6. Nov 9-Dec 14, 4-5:30 PM

Wednesdays: “foundational & fun fine arts” for ages 10-12. Nov 3-Dec 15, 3:30-4:30 PM

Private students are welcome for select hours of the day.

Contact Torrey S. Kist for enrollment fees by calling 912.354.5988 or emailing tskart@yahoo.com

Studio Address:
1311 Washington Ave. (Daffin Park)

Instructor Torrey S. Kist, MFA
Torrey loves teaching children to tap into their natural creativity! Torrey received a BA in Visual Arts from Gettysburg College, and an MFA in Painting from SCAD. For the past 5 years, she worked for the Telfair Museum’s education department- directing, designing, (and often teaching) all of the youth & adult studio programming.
Torrey recently resigned from this position to pursue her two passions: teaching children and painting!

Art on the Park Studio
Situated directly on Daffin Park, the studio is a great place to spread out, get messy, and take play breaks if needed. Small classes, so register today!

Contact: tskart@yahoo.com or 912.354.5988.

Please forward this info to your friends and families.

You’re invited: free discussion on charitable giving

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

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Edgewood Travel upcoming events to help plan family vacation

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

edgewood-travelEdgewood Travel in Savannah has two events coming up:

Globus and Avalon Waterways on Thurs. Oct. 28
Panel of past travelers who will share their personal travel experience. RSVP by Oct. 22

Tauck World Discovery on Mon. Nov. 8.
Presentation highlighting Tauck’s new adventures for 2011
RSVP by Tues. Nov. 2

These companies would be great for the multi generational tours! Grandparents and grandchildren. Both events will be held at Edgewood Travel, 105 Wheeler Court.  To find out more, call 912-351-0570 or email admin @edgewoodtravel.com

Call today to learn more and to start planning your family trip! visit Edgewood Travel at 105 Wheeler Court or at www.edgewoodtravel.com. Edgewood Travel is a SouthernMamas sponsor.

Hip Savannah children’s clothing boutique to open Nov. 1

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

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Your child’s sashay is so unique, she deserves her own runway. And a Savannah boutique that carries clothing and accessories as unique as she is.

Which is why you need to mark your calendar for Nov. 1, the opening of sara jane’s children’s boutique, a new store tucked away among the upscale businesses in Sisters Court in Savannah. sara jane will create an environment full of imagination and whimsy – complete with a pint-sized playhouse to facilitate those little shoppers looking for an adventure; a runway for the mini divas; and, of course, a dress-up box full of accessories to complete the look of a fashionista.

The show-off lines that will be sold include Petunia Pickle Bottom, The Sweeteas, Palm Tree Princess (made in Hawaii), Bailey Boys, Zuccini, Angel Dear and more. Lines such as Magnolia Baby and Mud Pie round it out. Offering newborn to size 6 for girls and boys.

There’s no slouching on accessories, either. Dig the adorable, monogramable diaper bags.

sara jane aims to give children the confidence to be unique and show their own personal style. It’s a place that is not only fun for parents, grandparents and friends, but extra special for the kids. sara jane makes shopping exciting for kids and encourages them to try things on (which any mom knows is often a hard task to complete) by playing dress up.

Palm Tree Princess

Palm Tree Princess

sara jane is now booking children’s birthday parties and has several adorable themes to choose from. Party-goers can dress up and strut their stuff on the runway. Best thing is: you don’t even have to worry about a thing.  Every party includes decorations and invitations, craft, snacks, party hostesses, set up and clean up, goody bags, coupons and more! Email sarajanekids@comcast.net for more info.

“Like” the sara jane’s Facebook page to stay connected by clicking here

sara jane’s childrens boutique, 202 East 37th St. Savannah, Ga 31401, in the location in Sisters Court formerly occupied by Bella Mia Bridal Shop. Email: sarajanekids@comcast.net, 912-596-9506, Hours 10 AM-6 PM Mon-Fri, 10 AM-5 PM Sat. www.sarajanekids.com

Zoe Foundation helps Savannah families dealing with the loss of a baby

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

zoefoundation_finalOctober is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

The Zoe Foundation will host the second annual “Walk to Remember” Sat. Oct. 30 2010 @ Forsyth Park
Registration: 9 AM
Event Time: 10 AM to noon

This Family Event is FREE and open to the public. Pre-Registration is recommended: Call or e-mail: 912.508.1858 / kayla@zoe-foundation.org

This year’s event will feature: music – guest speakers; balloon release; memorial walk around Forsyth Park; special reading of the names of our honored babies. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park following the event.

The Zoe Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that offers financial and emotional support to families who have endured the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, chromosomal disorders, SIDS, accidents or other causes. The Zoe Foundation believes that even the smallest life is precious and deserves a proper memorial. Everyone who has experenced a similar loss or knows someone who has is invited to get connected with The Zoe Foundation.

Walt Disney Silhouettes Artist Returns to Just for Baby & More

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

just-for-baby-new-ad-addressBack by popular demand! Walt Disney silhouette artist Beth Pray will be at Just for Baby and More – located at 7701 Waters Ave. – on Sat. Oct. 23, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Her appearance this past spring was a sell-out and she agreed to return just in time for the holidays. Come meet artist Beth Pray and have her capture a timeless treasure of your child in a hand cut silhouette. With five years experience at Walt Disney World and 19 years total, she cuts black acid free paper into an exact likeness of her subject. Beth will mount them and place them on a 5×7 mat.

The silhouette is then placed in a quality black oval frame making it a great holiday gift for a grandparent, loved one or other family member. It only takes 2 minutes or less (so don’t worry your children don’t have to sit still for very long).

Public is invited to attend. $22 per silhouette picture.

Reservations are required and spots fill up quickly! Please call (912) 355-4455 to reserve your spot or email casey@justforbaby.net.
NOTE: Cash and Check payments only

New Savannah mommy and me music classes at Ms Amy’s School of Music

Monday, October 11th, 2010

amyschoolmusicMs. Amy’s School of Music in Savannah has early childhood music education classes that start the first week of November on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Ms Amy will be teaching the following mommy and me music classes: 9:00-9:45 (6 – 18 months) 10:00-10:45 (18 months – 3 years) 11:00-11:45 (3 – 5 years). Class descriptions are as follows.

Mommy and Me Music (ages 6 -18 mos.)
This class enhances musical growth in a playful and developmentally appropriate atmosphere. Babies feel, hear, and see different musical instruments while parents and caregivers learn activities and songs to promote their childs musical beginnings.

Mommy and Me Music (ages 18 mos. – 3 years)
A joyful first music experience where children, siblings, and parents will share in a music making program of rhythms, active movement games and singing. A nurturing environment where an energetic connection is drawn between music and imagination. Meet others and learn some fascinating music activities you can re-create at home.

Mommy and Me Music (ages 4 – 5 years)
An artistically conceived flow of songs, nursery rhymes, instrumental jam sessions and movement activities will keep your little music maker involved. This class is designed to support children’s development of competence in tonality and rhythm.

Ms. Amy’s School of Music in Savannah  also has openings available for private students. Lesson options are as follows:

Music Discovery Lessons (ages 3 – 5 years)
This is a private half hour lesson for both parent(s) and student to attend. It’s for the parent who wants their child to eventually play piano or guitar. Little fingers are not that strong, so I have designed these lessons to give children the basis needed to begin and instrument at a younger age than normal.

Piano, Beginner Guitar, Voice, Brass, and Woodwind Lessons (ages 3 – 100 years)
This is a private half hour lesson. Every student is different and each lesson is directed, through materials and activities, to meet each student’s needs and goals.

Theory Lessons
These lessons are for the musician who knows how to play already and wants to learn to read music and widen their understanding of music theory.

Contact Ms. Amy’s School of Music in Savannah  via email at msamyschoolofmusic@gmail.com with any questions or if you would like a registration form. All students must be registered for the new term no later that Oct. 27. Payment is accepted for the term at the first class.

Classes are held at 2421 Waters Ave. near Daffin Park. For a schedule of available class times, visit www.msamyschoolofmusic.com.

Petite Feet in Savannah now carries UGG boots for children

Monday, October 11th, 2010

ugg-logoAll the kids are wearing them. And now your favorite place to buy children’s shoes in Savannah carries them: UGG boots.

Petite Feet now has UGG boots in stock for toddlers and kids.

The trendy wool-and-sheepskin boots are perfect over jeans or with skirts and oversize sweaters

Petite Feet’s knowledgeable personal service ensures that each child is fitted correctly. The boutique has hard-to-find sizes. And you don’ t have to fight for parking spot. Petite Feet at 5521 Abercorn next to Fresh Market and across from Publix is in a petite-feet-button-ad1super convenient location with easy in-and-out parking. The kid-friendly store even has puzzles, TV, children’s book and toys keep the tots busy while you shop.

But best of all are the popular brands Petite Feet carries – all the ones you’ve been searching for, but have a tough time finding in our area: Lilly Kelly, Keen, Merrell, Michael Kors, Morgan & Milo, Naturino, Ralph Lauren, Robeez, Roxy, Sanita, See Kai Run, Simple, Sketchers, Sperry Top-Sider
Teva and many more.

Visit their website at www.petitefeetsavannah.com for more brands and information

Kids and teen yoga classes at The Yoga Room in Savannah

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

yogakidlogocolor1Kids and teen yoga is now offered at The Yoga Room, 115 Charlotte Road,  on Whitemarsh Island.
Ages 4-8 Tuesdays 4-5 PM
Ages 9-12 Thursdays 4-5 PM
Teen yoga, 13 and up Saturdays 4-5 PM
For cost and more info, click here.
Register by calling 912-898-0361 or emailing svnnhyogaroom@aol.com

AGES 4-8: Children in this age group benefit greatly from the focus and gentleness that yoga brings in a time when kids mind’s tend to be over-stimulated by television, computer games, and today’s fast paced lifestyle. This class stimulates creativity, regulates adrenal glands to better control times of possible aggression or excitability, tones all internal organs and promotes health, builds coordination, strength, and agility, and equalizes energy.

AGES 9-12: This class strives to increase concentration for students, improving in all areas including schoolwork. Practicing yoga will aid in balancing out the pineal and pituitary glands to correct any sadness or gloominess that girls may experience at this age. Yoga also helps to create a healthy body image, improves posture, instills the ability to relax, and provides a healthy way to experiment and take risks. It cultivates a sense of gratitude; enables letting go of the tendency to be critical of one’s self and judgmental of others. Children will learn to calm themselves and better manage stress. The class will assist in building self-esteem and creating a connection with their own body, environment, and the food they eat. Kids who practice yoga also tend to choose better foods to eat and are able to engage in more physical activity than those who do not.

TEEN YOGA: Yoga improves performance in sporting activities like baseball, softball, soccer, football, cheerleading, ballet, tennis, etc. It improves circulation, digestion, and respiration to provide more energy. Yoga for teens increases flexibility and builds balance, promotes self-awareness, increases focus, and relieves stress. Teens that practice yoga learn to better regulate their own emotions. For girls, yoga will aid in establishing an easy and regular menstrual cycle. This class explores ways to honor yourself, others, and all living things. For teenagers, the intensity and duration of the asanas can be increased during practice, as well as focusing on breath control. Yoga for Teens is a great way to meet new people, socialize, and have a lot of fun.

Be the face of EmmAva Photography; win a free photo session

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

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Be the face of  EmmAva Photography .

EmmAva Photography is getting a facelift and needs a face to be the model for the new look. The logo has been designed and all EmmAva needs is you.

Three winners will become the face of EmmAva Photography. First place prize is a free one-hour session, 25 pictures on disc and a photo package.

Here’s how to enter to win: Go to EmmAva Photography’s Facebook page by clicking here and “like” the page. Submit a picture of you or a family member of your choice on to EmmAva’s wall. Get your family and friends to “like” EmmAva’s page and “like” the picture you submitted. The highest 3 “likes” of submitted pictures will be the winners.

Contest ends 11:59 PM Oct. 23.

There are several mini session days coming up over the next month. You can check out the dates on www.EmmAvaphotography.com or on Facebook.

Savannah family portrait photographer offering Christmas Mini Sessions

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

michelle-l-morris-mini-christmasMichelle L Morris Photography is offering limited appointments for Christmas Mini Sessions on Sat. Nov 13. Please email for details and availability, as the four limited appointments offered will fill up quickly. For info on standard family or child sessions, please email info@michellelmorrisphotography.com. To view the complete published portfolio, click here and for recent work, studio news, and specials, please visit and subscribe to the blog at www.michellelmorris.com/blog. Michelle will soon be unveiling several new custom boutique style products that are wonderful for gift giving this season, and are currently not available anywhere else. Please email for all details, rates, information, and availability.

“The Haunting at the Cove”: Halloween event at Chatham County’s future water park

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

pirates-cove-water-parkYou’re invited to “The Haunting at the Cove” – a Halloween extravaganza happening Oct. 22-31 at the site of the proposed water park being built in Chatham County.

The location of The Haunting – and the future water park called Pirates Cove Water Park– is on 10 acres near I-95 and Ga. 204 off I-95 Exit 94.

Pirates Cove Water Park isn’t expected to open until May 2011. So The Haunting will give the public a chance to check out the site where the water park will be and sample some food that will be sold at the park.

The Haunting includes a scary walk through the haunted woods, inflatables, mechanical rides, rock climbing walls, free treats for kids, live music, photos with the monsters and more, said Robert Welch, lead consultant and park general manager. Welch worked for Walt Disney and has opened 17 water parks around the world.

Cost: $10; $15 on Sat. Oct. 30. The admission cost is for the walk/ride through the woods only. The other venues are pay as you go with coupons: inflatables, rides, photos, rock climbing wall etc.

Hours: 6-10 PM Fri Oct. 22; 2 PM-midnight Sat. Oct 23; 2-10 PM Sun. Oct. 24; 6-10 PM Mon-Thurs. Oct. 25-28. 6 PM-midnight Fri. Oct. 29; 2 PM- until whenever Sat. Oct. 30. 

For more Savannah-area Halloween-related events, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and fall festivals, click here.

Hailey Mae’s Boutique: handmade custom gifts and accessories

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

hailey-maes-boutiqueHailey Mae’s Boutique offers handmade items such as holiday dresses, pillowcase dresses, aprons, crayon aprons, crayon holders, unique trellis necklaces, hair clippies, hair bows, tutu bow holders, and other handmade items. 

 Hailey Mae’s believes in giving back to the community. The Pooler-based Web boutique uses the highest quality fabric and ribbon yet their prices are lowest in industry. Even better: Hailey Mae’s has weekly sales on the Hailey Mae’s Facebook page!

“Like” Hailey Mae’s on Facebook by clicking here. If they reach 200 fans by Oct 15, you can enjoy 50 percent off holiday dresses Oct 16 when Hailey Mae’s debuts their line of Holiday dresses to their facebook page.

Hailey Maes, www.haileymaes.com, email haileymaesboutique@gmail.com 

Kid-friendly exhibits worth the drive

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

imagine-it-making-music-exhibitMaking America’s Music: Rhythm, Roots and Rhyme
Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Opens Oct. 2, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.,
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Interactive musical instrument exhibit, including a traveling tour bus, drums and the chance to lead an orchestra as conductor. $12.50/person; under 2, free

Water: H20=LIFE
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Opens Oct. 2, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Walk through life-sized dioramas and follow the water cycle from air to land at this interactive exhibit. Adults, $15; children ages 3-12, $13; 2 and under, free

Scarecrows in the Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Oct. 1-31, Tues.-Wed., Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
See wildly creative scarecrows built by local artists, organizations and businesses, on display throughout the garden this month. Adults, $15; children 3-17, $12; under 3, free.

Prehistoric Predators at mosh-dinasaur-exhibitMOSH (Museum of Science and History) in Jacksonville. Sept. 25-Jan. 9 – will feature life-sized animatronic dinosaur models sure to inspire visitors of all ages. On Oct. 23, the museum’s new Bryan Gooding Planetarium opens. The new Bryan Gooding Planetarium will offer visitors an experience like no other in our region. Come experience total-immersion entertainment in a 360-degree theater at super-resolution four times better than the best HDTV. MOSH offers $5 admission every Friday, Saturday and Sunday now through Oct. 17 . Click here for more info.

Savannah Children’s Art Birthday Parties, Adult Art Instruction at Carrie Christian’s Scribble Art Studio

Monday, October 4th, 2010

carrie-christian-art-partiesWildly popular Savannah artist/art teacher Carrie Christian is now offering Children’s Art Birthday Parties and Adult Art Instruction!

Birthday Parties: an original and fun way to celebrate your child’s next birthday. Each guest leaves with his or her very own painting and craft. Pick from a list of themes or create your own.
Parties run 2 hrs.
$150 for up to 10 guests, $5 per additional guest

Adult Art Instruction: take time for yourself and reconnect with your creative side. Private and group lessons now available for adults. Classes designed for all experience levels. A variety of mediums and techniques demonstrated and explored!

Art Parties at Carrie Christian's Scribble Art Studio

Art Parties at Carrie Christian's Scribble Art Studio

Carrie’s studio is at 212 E. 37th St., directly behind Bella Mia (bridal shop) at the corner of 37th and Abercorn Streets.
Phone: 912-323-0123
Email: carrieachristian@hotmail.com

Carrie Christian received her MFA in Painting and her BFA in Illustration from Savannah Collage of Art and Design. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was included in the 2007 & 2009 Southern Editions of New American Paintings publication. Her work has been exhibited both in the Mobile Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum in New Orleans and included among many private collections.

New Savannah kids’ activity: 3rd Wednesday at Star Castle

Monday, October 4th, 2010

star-castle-logoWe know you are always looking for new local activities for your kids. That’s why we’re thrilled to tell you about the new 3rd Wednesday puppet show program at Star Castle Family Entertainment Center featuring “Angela Beasley’s Puppet People

The first of the regular monthly events will be 10-11:30 AM Wed. Oct. 20. Join “Angela Beasley’s Puppet People” featuring the 3 Little Pigs and the Teeny Tiny Wolf at Star Castle on Wednesday morning. There will be fun and games, balloon sculptures from Sir Laughs-Alot, story telling and lots of jokes. Don’t forget your socks for a sock skate activity following the puppet show.

Tickets are $12 at the door per child. Bring a library card to receive $2 off. Parents with children get in free.

Savannah children’s birthday parties

puppet-people-logo-2Star Castle – the local mecca for laser tag and skating – is also a popular Savannah spot for children’s birthday parties. Party packages range from $75 to $200. There are a variety of options. Kids can have a party that includes both skating and a laser tag; or choose one or the other. The pizza, birthday cake and ice cream part of the celebration unfolds in Star Castle’s party room. You have the option of having goody bags for guests that include a free pass for a return visit to Star Castle. Star Castle club members receive $25 off certain party packages. You can even book your party online. For more info, click here.

Star Castle, 550 Mall Blvd., 912-354-KIDS(5437), Savannah, GA, 31406, http://starcastle.info/