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“Like” The Savannah Soap Co. on Facebook to receive a free Fresh. Clean. Smart. canvas laundry bag

Monday, January 31st, 2011

greenlaundromatssavannahgaThe Savannah Soap Co.  – a new green laundromat on the Southside that can save you time and money – is expected to open in early February 2011, possibly as soon as this Saturday, Feb. 5.

So what are you going to do with all the time and money you save by doing your laundry at The Savannah Soap Co.? Tell us by “liking”  The Savannah Soap Co. on Facebook by clicking here, then answer that question by commenting on their wall. The first 100 SouthernMamas readers to comment will each win a cute, canvas Savannah Soap Co. laundry bag with their logo “Fresh. Clean. Smart.”

You can then pick up the bag at the store when visiting anytime over the next four weeks.

At  The Savannah Soap Co., you can do 10 loads of laundry in 20 minutes, using eco-safe, non-toxic laundry soaps. And cut back on your electric bill, too. It’s time to rethink laundry, and laundromats. The Savannah Soap Co. is so sleek and hip, it’s the Starbucks of laundromats with sleek stainless steel cabinets; the largest commercial state-of-the-art energy efficient washers and dryers in the country; white porcelain mosaic floors; retro white subway tile on the walls; white carrara marble countertops; and a fun ceiling made of authentic antique washboards.

The Savannah Soap Co.  features: a T-bar that serves two unique sweet teas and two unsweetened teas each day. (Refills are free); a full wash/dry/fold service; and a natural and organic soaps boutique which carries eco-safe laundry soaps, kitchen and baby products you could not previously find in Savannah.

As little as $36.99 buys you unlimited wash and dry for a month. To see just how much you’ll save on your electric bill by doing your laundry at The Savannah Soap Co., click here.

Half of the The Savannah Soap Co.’s easy-to-operate washers are already loaded with pre-measured, premium eco-friendly laundry detergents and softeners using their trademarked system called “Perfect Wash” or you can add your own favorite detergent and softener to any of their other washers. Continental’s commercial E-Series High-Performance front load washers reach extract speeds of 354 G-Force, roughly 3 times greater than conventional commercial washers. The result is your clothes emerge virtually dry, saving you even more time.

The Savannah Soap Co., 12324 Largo Dr, Savannah GA 31419, 912.335.1538, email fresh@thesavannahsoapco.com, www.thesavannahsoapco.com  Opens the first week of February. The Savannah Soap Co. is a SouthernMamas sponsor

Online e-letter: Children and family events in Savannah, Hilton Head Is. for the week of Jan. 31

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

coastal-kids-market-logo-11This week’s e-letter is sponsored by Coastal Kids Market, a seasonal, upscale children’s consignment sale in Pooler just outside Savannah.
This highly popular sale – set for March 3-5 2011 @ The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler Parkway – offers amazing deals on high-end, gently-used boutique & trunk show clothing. Think Lilly Pulitzer, Bailey Boys, Oilily, Hannah Kate, Mini Boden, Anavini, Strasburg and Kelly’s Kids, to name a few. Registration for consignors is OPEN. Remember, consignors who volunteer at the sale get to shop early before the Preview Party as well as earn a higher percentage of their sales. Click here for more info.

The below are not all the kids’ events happening this week. To read the complete list of this week’s activities for kids and families, click here.
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cannon1Super Museum Sunday 2011 is this Sun. Feb. 6
Free admission to most Savannah-area museums and forts including Savannah History Museum, Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Ships of the Sea Museum, Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. For a list of local organizations participating in Super Museum Sunday 2011, click here.

Not only is admission free but most museums will have scheduled activities for the whole family such as the Colonial Faire and Muster at Wormsloe State Historic Site on Sat. and Sun. Feb 5 & 6, 2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM both days.
This event is free and open to the public. Visitors can see, hear and experience everyday life during colonial times through activities and demonstrations by on-site interpreters. There will be historical re-enactments, cannon firings, music and dance, and demonstrations of cooking and craft techniques. No Admission Fees

Special events at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center – free admission from 9 AM-5 PM Sun. Feb. 6 – will include ongoing events from 1-5 PM such as a Live Native Reptile Exhibit; 1930s Arts and Crafts. The Museum is located at 681 Ft. Argyle Rd. (Rte. 204) 2.3 miles past I-95. Info: (912) 748-8068 or info@savannahogeecheecanal.com.
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mops-logoPooler MOPS School Fair for the Savannah area Struggling to make the right decision on where to send our children to school? Pooler MOPS tries to make the decision a little bit easier by hosting a School Fair each year.
Wed. Feb. 2 from 9 AM-noon at First Presbyterian Church of Pooler 305 HWY 80SE, Pooler.
Public, private and home schools . The event is open and free to the public.
Interested schools can contact Liz St.Lawrence at poolermops@gmail.com if they would like to attend. A list of confirmed schools can be found by clicking here.

garrison-open-houseEF Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts (K-8) Open House, 649 W. Jones St.
5-7 PM Thurs. Feb 3 with a presentation at 6 PM.
The new arts K-8 school at Garrison prepares students for the district’s premier high school, Savannah Arts Academy.
The school does not have an attendance zone/district. Parents who would like to chose a specialty school for their child rather than their neighborhood school may apply for admission.
(912) 395-5975

The above are not all the kids’ events happening this week. To read the complete list of this week’s activities for kids and families, click here.

Savannah area youth spring sports (Spring 2011 Savannah kids leagues)

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

soccerpreschoolerssavannahThis past weekend’s welcome sun and warmth served as a reminder that spring is around the corner – thankfully.

Have you signed up your little ones for a spring sport? Thanks to our SouthernMamas Facebook fans for these suggestions on Savannah-area sports leagues.

Savannah

Savannah Celtic Soccer (sessions include toddler and youth soccer): http://www.savannahceltic.com/
Isle of Hope Tball (coed teams) for ages 7 and younger and baseball: http://www.isleofhopetball.com/
YMCA of Coastal Georgia, registration starts at age 3: http://www.ymcaofcoastalga.org/metro/news/spring-youth-sports

Pooler
Pooler Rec: http://activenet5.active.com/poolerrecdept /

Effingham
Effingham County Recreation and Parks has registration under way for baseball ages 5-17, softball ages 5-16, tball for 3 1/2 and 4 year olds; soccer for girls and boys ages 8 and up. Visit www.effinghamrec.org  

Statesboro
Bulloch Recreation offers t-ball for ages 4 and up: http://www.bullochrec.com/
Upward Soccer in Statesboro starts at 4: www.upwardstatesboro.org

Savannah therapists: Georgia Outreach provides family, individual and couples counseling

Friday, January 28th, 2011

georgia-outreach-therapyWe all need counseling every now and then – whether for our romantic relationships, our children or ourselves.

Which is why it’s comforting to know about a new therapy practice in Savannah doing individual and family therapy called Georgia Outreach. Georgia Outreach therapists Ashley Richbourg and Kim Brauda offer a fresh, innovative approach to therapy.

Georgia Outreach Therapist Kim Brauda

Georgia Outreach Therapist Kim Brauda

Georgia Outreach Therapist Ashley Richbourg
Georgia Outreach Therapist Ashley Richbourg

When it comes to children or adolescent therapy at Georgia Outreach, the parent and therapist work as a team. The goal being that the therapist will serve as a resource to parents, as extra support in helping children during transitions. Georgia Outreach strives to provide an environment that children are eager to return to.

Georgia Outreach also offers couples counseling, whether you’re married or dating. Such therapy can be useful even before there’s ever an issue. “If you are having a “great” relationship you can make it better,” said Georgia Outreach therapist Ashley Richbourg. “If you find the right therapist, they will not point out what is wrong with you, but should focus on what is working and how to make the positives shine even more.”

During talk therapy for individuals, the therapist provides a non-judgmental, let-it-all-out, retreat-type session for individuals.

For SouthernMamas readers, Georgia Outreach offers a $20 discount per session on any private pay client who starts sessions in February. Mention you read about Georgia Outreach on SouthernMamas to receive the discount. Georgia Outreach is a SouthernMamas sponsor.

Georgia Outreach, 408 East Bolton St., Savannah 31401, 912.349.4495, email Info@GaOutreach.com, www.gaoutreach.com

Savannah custom photographer offers newborn portrait special

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

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Highly sought-after Savannah photographer Britt Anderson  is offering a newborn portrait special and SouthernMamas freebie.

Schedule and pay for your newborn session with Britt Anderson Photography in January or February, and you’ll receive 50 percent off the session fee and 20 percent off any collection.  Mention you read about Britt Anderson Photography on SouthernMamas and you’ll receive a free 8×10!

For more details regarding sessions, please check the website here.

Contact Britt today at contact@brittandersonphotography or by giving her a call at 912-966-0498. Let Britt capture those memories to last a lifetime.

Britt Anderson Photography is a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com.

Opportunity for Savannah nonprofits: apply for a year of free marketing services

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

bowsternUPDATE: America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is the winner! Congratulations.

BowStern Marketing – which just opened a Savannah office – is offering a unique program developed exclusively for Savannah and surrounding communities.

Through the new program called “Serving Our Savannah,” BowStern will select one non-profit and provide comprehensive integrated marketing support for an entire year.

Here are the guidelines:
• Deadline for application is February 28, 2011
• Pro bono marketing services will last through February 28, 2012
• The winner will receive 35 service hours per month for use in the areas of:
Advertising
Graphic Design
Branding Public Relations
Social Media
Strategic Marketing Plan

The BowStern team will develop an integrated marketing plan, valued at $6,000, at no charge. For more information, contact Savannah President for BowStern Kimberly Pannell at kpannell@bowstern.com or 888.912.1110. For more information on BowStern, click here.

Social event to benefit Savannah’s inner city children

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

urban-hope-logo-2You’re invited to “A Taste of Hope” Presented by Urban Hope and Comcast, 7 PM Fri. Feb. 18, 2011 at Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St.

The social event – which benefits Urban Hope and the inner city children of Savannah – will be a night full of  appetizers, incredible desserts, music, and exciting auction items. There will be one of a kind restaurant/caterer packages, artwork, furniture, and many more items included in the auction. All the auction proceeds will go to supprt Urban Hope and the inner city children of Savannah. Many high-quality restaurants, caterers and local Savannah businesses will participate.

Tickets: $25 per person and can be purchased by clicking here or by email at urbanhopesav@aol.com.

Sponsors: Comcast, Kevin Beckwith-Merrill Lynch, Happy Medium Design Group, Seacrest Partners and Creative Approach.

Classic Kids spring & summer collections have arrived; SouthernMamas receive discount

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

classickidsmichellemorrisphotographyClassic Kids  Spring and Summer Collections are here!

Online ordering is now available and SouthernMamas readers will receive 25% for orders over $100. Use the code SM2011 to receive your discount.

All Classic Kids  items are custom made to order and made locally. If you see a fabric you love, but don’t see it in the design you love, please email Classic Kids at classickids@hargray.com.  Classic Kids gladly accepts custom orders. Make sure to become a fan on Facebook to keep updated on all of our promotions and events! We look forward to dressing your Classic Kid!

Become a fan of Classic Kids on Facebook  to keep updated on all of their promotions and events!

Classic Kids, Timelss Designs/Distinguished Style, www.classickidsga.com

Coastal Kids Market recruiting consignors, vendors, advertisers for March sale

Monday, January 24th, 2011

coastal-kids-market-logo-11We simply can’t say enough wonderful things about Coastal Kids Market, a seasonal, upscale children’s consignment sale in Pooler just outside Savannah.

This highly popular sale – set for March 3-5 2011 @ The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler Parkway – offers amazing deals on high-end, gently-used boutique & trunk show clothing. Think Lilly Pulitzer, Bailey Boys, Oilily, Hannah Kate, Mini Boden, Anavini, Strasburg and Kelly’s Kids, to name a few.

Registration for consignors is OPEN. Remember, consignors who volunteer at the sale get to shop early before the Preview Party as well as earn a higher percentage of their sales. Click here for more info.

Not only is Coastal Kids Market teeming with quality brand bargins. But the moms who run Coastal Kids Market are always so great about giving back to the community. Once again this season, Coastal Kids Market is partnering with The Next Generation to do a book drive for the Backus Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Shoppers who bring three children’s books (new or previously used in excellent condition) will get to enter the sale 15 minutes early on Opening Night!

A portion of the proceeds from the Spring Sale will be donated to the Erin Fray Medical Fund. Erin is a young Pooler mother of three and friend of Coastal Kids Market battling breast cancer. You can read about her journey on her blog by clicking here.

Coastal Kids Market Spring Sale also offers affordable opportunities to promote your business. If you want to advertise, contact Coastal Kids Market by clicking here.

Stay connected to Coastal Kids Market by “liking” them on Facebook here.
Coastal Kids Market SPRING 2011 SALE DATES
Thurs. March 3, 6-8 PM
Fri. March 4, 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat. March 5, 9 AM – nooon
**Select items will be half price on Saturday
Coastal Kids Market accepts cash and credit cards. A $15 minimum purchase is required for credit cards. http://coastalkidsmarket.com/

Coastal Kids Market is a SouthernMamas sponsor.

Upscale, green The Savannah Soap Co. reinvents how we do laundry and we like it!

Monday, January 24th, 2011

greenlaundromatssavannahgaImagine if you could do 10 loads of laundry in 20 minutes, using eco-safe, non-toxic laundry soaps. And cut back on your electric bill, too.

You can at The Savannah Soap Co., a new green laundromat on the Southside that can save you time and money. The Savannah Soap Co. opens the first week of February 2011.

It’s time to rethink laundry, and laundromats. The Savannah Soap Co. is so sleek and hip, it’s the Starbucks of laundromats.

Forget the drab, uncomfortable laundromat from your college days. Instead picture sleek stainless steel cabinets; the largest commercial state-of-the-art energy efficient washers and dryers in the country; white porcelain mosaic floors; retro white subway tile on the walls; white carrara marble countertops; and a fun ceiling made of authentic antique washboards.

The Savannah Soap Co. also includes vintage décor (Yes, that real nickel plated antique cash register works); a T-bar serving two unique sweet teas and two unsweetened teas each day. (Refills are free); a full wash/dry/fold service; and a natural and organic soaps boutique which carries eco-safe laundry soaps, kitchen and baby products you could not previously find in Savannah. They have wonderful small custom wood boxes with their logo branded on them which they use to create unique gifts boxes of products. Think “Mommy-To-Be rescue kits” or “New Mommy relief kit,” or “Not so New Mommy in need of something special kit,” very cool.

As little as $36.99 buys you unlimited wash and dry for a month. To see just how much you’ll save on your electric bill by doing your laundry at The Savannah Soap Co., click here.

No schlepping your own detergent to this laundromat. Half of the The Savannah Soap Co.’s easy-to-operate washers are already loaded with pre-measured, premium eco-friendly laundry detergents and softeners using their trademarked system called “Perfect Wash” or you can add your own favorite detergent and softener to any of their other washers. Continental’s commercial E-Series High-Performance front load washers reach extract speeds of 354 G-Force, roughly 3 times greater than conventional commercial washers. The result is your clothes emerge virtually dry, saving you even more time.

Most Savannah Soap Co. customers have their own washers and dryers at home. They come to save time and money. The Savannah Soap Co. boasts four sizes of washers, including four massive 90lb washers which is the first of its kind ever installed in a retail setting in the country.

And that translates to no longer spending your weekends doing laundry, even if you are not in college anymore!

The Savannah Soap Co., 12324 Largo Dr, Savannah GA 31419, 912.335.1538, email fresh@thesavannahsoapco.com, www.thesavannahsoapco.com  Opens the first week of February. The Savannah Soap Co. is a SouthernMamas sponsor.

New charter school proposed for Savannah

Monday, January 24th, 2011

savannahcharterschool1Are you looking for a public school that provides elementary and middle school-aged children in
Chatham County with a rigorous, content-rich, educational program that develops academic potential and personal character?

Then take time to attend an information session about the newest proposed charter school in Savannah: The Savannah Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy. The information session, which is open to the public, will be 4 PM Sat. Jan. 29 at the Caraway Café, 202 E. Broughton St.

Contact: Barbara Grimm at 912-484-6581 for more details or visit the school’s website at www.sca.teamcfa.org

For more information on local schoools, including schools open houses and info on the admissions process for lottery-funded (free) pre-K, visit the SouthernMamas Savannah-Chatham School Guide by clicking here.

The Ballet School’s Mommy and Me program for Savannah toddlers

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

mommyandme-ballet-school

There’s still time to join The Ballet School’s “Mommy & Me” program, which is from 10-10:30 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays and for ages 18 months to 3 years of age.

“Mommy & Me ” is a 10-week program for $125. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

The program was such a success last session, that The Ballet School had to add a second class.

In a fun and encouraging environment, children explore their musicality, rhythm, creativity while moving in their space. This class introduces age-appropriate stretching, basic strengthening, balance, motor skill development and repeated coordination movements. It’s a wonderful way to develop their social skills.

While having a non-stop, fun-filled classtime, there is a gentle and positive discipline at all times. Over the 10-week programs, mommies will see a huge progress made by each child. This is a very rewarding program for all that attend. Check out The Ballet School’s website by clicking here to see the full array of programs from children thru adults.

The Ballet School is a SouthernMamas advertiser.

Looking to lose the baby weight? Train with Savannah Striders to run the Rock n Roll Savannah 1/2 Marathon

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

rocknrollsavannahmarathon“Live Bands Every Mile.”
“Live Bands Every Mile.”

That was the mantra I kept repeating in my head as I apprehensively entered the first Savannah Striders Rock N’ Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon Training meeting earlier this week. I was nervous to be the still-haven’t-dropped-the-baby weight mom in a room of fit and fabulous runners.

But everything was fine. The crowd at the standing-room-barely meeting could not have been more welcoming. I left looking forward to taking part in The Savannah Striders coaching program to run the 1/2 marathon. The Savannah Striders training is available for beginner runners like me as well as more advanced runners. All you need is the desire to run or walk the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon on November 5, 2011. The run will start on Bay Street and end at Forsyth Park.

The coaching is FREE once you join the Savannah Striders Running Club, a cost of $25 which includes a free technical running shirt. Coach Ivan Levinrad, a Doctor of Physical Therapy who has many years of running experience having completed 105 marathons, will help us beginner runners out with everything, right down to telling us whether we’re sporting the right running shoes.

The next Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Training Meeting is 7 PM Thurs. Feb. 3 at The Exchange Restaurant on Waters Avenue. For more info, click here. And remember: Live Bands Every Mile.

Check out Charlotte Smarty Pants before visiting Charlotte

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

charlottewithkids1Travel is definitely on our minds lately with spring break and summer on the horizon. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if every city you visited had a Web site like SouthernMamas listing kid-friendly resources and events?

We know one city that does: Charlotte, NC. Parents there are smitten with CharlotteSmartyPants.com. Be sure to visit CharlotteSmartyPants before visiting Charlotte, NC. with kids. And spread the word to any parents you know moving to that area. Because as SouthernMamas readers know so well, entertaining kids is so much easier when armed with a wealth of fantastic child-friendly places and activities.

Savannah family photographer offers winter special

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

leeannritchsavannahphotographer2leeannritchsavannahphotographerA favorite Savannah photographer LeeAnn Ritch is offering a Jan/Feb. special: A photography session, online proofing and high-resolution CD for $250 plus tax (Regular cost is $575) for January or February. If you book two shoots, cost is $450!

The Savannah family portrait photographer and mother of two specializes in newborn, baby, child, and family photography. LeeAnn is known for shooting warm, sun-drenched candid portraits like these pictured here.

Check out more of her work by clicking  here.

Click here to book a session. Be sure to mention SouthernMamas to take advantage of the winter special. T follow LeeAnn Ritch’s work and stay updated on her specials, be sure to “like” her Facebook page by clicking here.

 LeeAnn Ritch Photography, 912.308.9327 or email leeann@leeannritchphotography.com , www.leeannritchphotography.com

Pooler MOPS School Fair for the Savannah-area

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

mops-logoWe all know how hard it is to make the right decision on where to send our children to school.

Pooler MOPS tries to make the decision a little bit easier by hosting a School Fair each year.

This year, the Pooler MOPS School Fair is Wed. Feb. 2 from 9 AM-noon at First Presbyterian Church of Pooler 305 HWY 80SE, Pooler. There will be public, private and home schools represented. The event is open and free to the public.

Interested schools can contact Liz St.Lawrence at poolermops@gmail.com if they would like to attend. A list of confirmed schools can be found by clicking here.

Hubbard’s Maid Service in Savannah results in shiny, happy houses

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
hms1Hubbard’s Maid Service in Savannah and the Lowcountry came to my rescue today. Our rental property needed some sparkle and shine before the tenants moved in.

I contacted Hubbard’s and they immediately scheduled a cleaning time. Hubbard’s cleaning technician showed up EARLY – a true rarity in Savannah. She did a walk-through of the house with me, asking me in detail what I wanted done. She could not have been more professional, making sure that she had my contact info so she could call me when she was done.

The final job was beyond impressive. Hubbard’s cleaning tech mopped the hardwoods THREE times. They’ve never looked better. The bathroom was so well scrubbed, even the baseboards and tile walls.

If you’re looking for a professinal, efficient, affordable maid service,  SouthernMamas highly recommends Hubbard’s Maid Service, which offers 50 percent off your first time cleaning with regular service. Hubbard’s will even throw in a gift-wrapped bottle of merlot. Call 912.961.9131 for a free quote. Mention SouthernMamas to receive your discount.

Serving Savannah & the Lowcountry since 2004, Hubbard’s Maid Service has been keeping thousands of houses and offices spotless. You can be assured that Hubbard’s licensed, bonded, and insured team has one goal: your complete satisfaction! No office, house, store, or construction site is too small or large for Hubbard’s cleaning crews.

Hubbard’s Maid Service, 912.961.9131, www.hubbardsmaidservice.com  Hubbard’s Maid Service is a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com

Register for Make a Joyful Noise early childhood music classes

Monday, January 17th, 2011

make-a-joyful-noise-new-logoMake A Joyful Noise starts a new semester of early childhood music education classes! SouthernMamas readers who register (postmark) before Jan. 22 can waive the $15 registration fee. Classes are open to the public. The Make A Joyful Noise studio is on the campus of Savannah Country Day School.

Family Music: Babies – 3 year olds: Starting Mon. Jan. 31, from 10:15 – 10:55: Sing, dance, move and play! Develop your own musical sensibilities right alongside your child! ($185 includes CD and 15 sessions. Only 4 openings remain!)

At the Keyboard: Current 1st and 2nd graders: Starting Tues. Feb. 8, from 5:30 – 6:40. ($365 includes 2 CDs, student workbook and 15 sessions.) This unique approach develops the skills needed to begin a successful musical journey toward piano playing and musicianship. The group setting allows for musical interactions with peers for music games and activities, and the aural approach has children playing folk tunes within the first couple lessons. Parents join for the last 10 minutes of every session!

Saturday classes include:
All Together Now: Mixed Ages Babies – 5 year olds:: Saturdays starting Feb. 12: 9:45 – 10:25 ($170 for 12 sessions, includes materials)

At the Keyboard: 7 – 9 year olds: Saturdays starting Feb. 12: 10:30 – 11:40. ($315 includes 2 CDs, student workbook and 12 sessions.) This unique approach develops the skills needed to begin a successful musical journey toward piano playing and musicianship. The group setting allows for musical interactions with peers for music games and activities, and the aural approach has children playing folk tunes within the first couple lessons. Parents join for the last 10 minutes of every session!

Contact Vicki Mills at 920-6542 or MakeAJoyfulNoiseMusicStudio@comcast.net for a registration form or more information. SouthernMamas readers who register (postmark) before Jan. 22 can waive the $15 registration fee! The Make A Joyful Noise Music Studio is located on the campus of Savannah Country Day School.

Make A Joyful Noise is a SouthernMamas advertiser.

Sundays are Family Nights at The Melting Pot, Savannah’s fondue restaurant

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Kids Eat Free Nights Savannah Pooler Rincon Hilton Head 2021

Here’s an updated 2021 list of Savannah-Pooler-Hilton Head Is. area restaurants that offer Kids Eat Free specials on certain nights.

Most will offer one free kid’s meal for children 12 years old and younger on certain nights with the purchase of an adult entree. Typically, Kids-Eat-Free nights deals cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid in-store only at participating locations. Please call ahead to confirm.

Know of more kids-eat-free nights to add to this restaurant list? Please email details to anne@southernmamas.com.

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Sundays

Sundays, Kids Eat Free w/ purchase of adult meal @ certain Moe’s Southwest Grill locations including:
Moe’s Pooler (246 Pooler Pkwy, Suite H)
Moe’s Savannah (7801 Abercorn St.)
Moe’s Bluffton (3 Malphrus Road, Bluffton, SC 29910

Sundays, Kids Eat Free @ Dickey’s BBQ Savannah

Sundays, Kids Eat Free (w/purchase of adult entree) @ Barberitos Habersham Village location, Savannah
Call to confirm: (912) 349-6750

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Mondays

Mondays after 4PM, $1.99 Kids’ Meals @ Mellow Mushroom, Pooler
Call to confirm: (912) 330-7133

Mondays 11AM-10PM, 99-cents Kids’ Meals & Desserts @ The Tin Fin Restaurant, Rincon
Call to confirm: (912) 295-5837

Mondays & Tuesdays, Kids Eat Free (w/ purchase of adult entree) @ Huddle House, Rincon

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Tuesdays

Tuesdays 5PM until close, Kids Eat Free @ Ruby Tuesday Pooler

Mondays & Tuesdays, Kids Eat Free (w/purchase of adult entree) @ Huddle House, Rincon
Call to confirm: (912) 826-6940

Tuesdays, 99-cent macaroni or hot dog kids’ meals @ Texas Roadhouse, Pooler
Call to confirm: (912) 748-7878 (Pooler)
(912) 961-5650 (Savannah)

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Wednesdays

Wednesdays, Kids Eat Free (w/purchase of adult entree) @ Riley’s in Rincon
Call to confirm: (912) 295-2851

Wednesday, Kids Eat Free 3-9PM @ Jersey Mike’s. One free mini sub with a regular sub purchase.

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Fridays & Saturdays

Fridays & Saturdays, Kids Eat Free, Fish & Chips @ Pie Society, Pooler location
Call to confirm: (912) 856-4785

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Hilton Head Is. 

Tuesdays, Kids Eat Free (w/purchase of adult entree) @ Reilley’s Grill & Bar, Hilton Head Is.
Call to confirm: (843) 842-4414

Saturdays, Kids Pay What They Weigh (w/purchase or adult sandwich, bowl or tavern plate) @ Street Meet American Tavern, Hilton Head Is.
Call to confirm: (843) 842-2570

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More Deals

Denny’s offers Kids Eat Free days, but participation varies depending on your location.

Firehouse Subs: Birthday deal at Firehouse Subs. By filling out THIS FORM, you can get either a free kids combo or a free medium sub for your child on their BD. The free deal requires the purchase of medium or large sub, chips and drink.

Treat your princesses to Cinderella at Savannah Children’s Theatre

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

cinderella-musicalSinging, dance and pageantry spell crowd-pleaser. Which is why you need to treat your little princesses and princes to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, A Musical at Savannah Children’s Theatre this month.

This production spellbinds with bling. My 4-year-old and I attended opening night Friday and he couldn’t take his eyes off the stage.  Kudos the Savannah Children’s Theatre for another engaging show, which includes a live, seven-member orchestra.

The show is two hours with one intermission. Popcorn at the snack bar is only $1.

The tulle and tiaras aren’t limited to just the stage. If your wee one falls into the frilly set, plan to attend “Tea with Cinderella” 1 PM Sat. Jan. 22 at Savannah Children’s Theatre. Come join Cinderella and her friends for tea and then stay for the matinee. $30 (includes tea and the show)

Talk about the royal treatment.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, A Musical: A main stage production at Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Drive
January 14-30th
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm Jan. 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm Jan. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW. $20 for adults; $15 for children, seniors and military.
(912) 238-9015
www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Register for Savannah art classes for children, toddlers

Friday, January 14th, 2011

art-for-little-handsTime to register your budding Picasso for art classes with Savannah art teacher Melissa Holloway.

A few spots still remain the age groups below in the 2011 Winter Art Sessions for Children at Art for Little Hearts and Hands:

The Scribblin’ Squirrels (THREE SPOTS ARE OPEN)
Ages 2-3
Saturdays 10-10:45am
Jan. 22 – Feb. 26
$90 for 6 classes
The 2-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

The Paintin’ Pandas (THREE SPOTS ARE OPEN)
Ages 4-5
Saturdays 11:15 – Noon
Jan. 22 – Feb. 26
$100 for 6 classes

Savannah art teacher Melissa Holloway

Savannah art teacher Melissa Holloway

Art supplies included. Space is limited so register now. Classes are small in order to provide individualized attention. For more information or to sign up, e-mail Melissa at melissaminerholloway@gmail.com or call 228-424-2415. Click here for more info.

Melissa Holloway received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Art Education at Ole Miss. For the past five years she lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she earned a Masters in Art Therapy. Melissa currently works part-time at a local pre-school and also volunteers at Backus Children’s Hospital.

Art for Little Hearts and Hands is a SouthernMamas advertiser.

Giveaway: two four packs of tickets to Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Update: Winners are Laura Powell and Katie Donehoo. Congratulations, ladies and thanks for reading SouthernMamas.com! Let me know if you didn’t receive an email about your win. Email anne@southernmamas.com

southern-mamas-buttonRingling Bros and Barnum & Bailey® ZING, ZANG, ZOOM will be at the Savannah Civic Center Thurs. Jan. 20-Sun. Jan. 23.

SouthernMamas is giving away TWO family-four packs of tickets to opening night, 7 PM Thurs. Jan. 20. Two SouthernMamas readers will each win four tickets. To enter to win, you need to do a little shamless promotion of SouthernMamas.com. Just post the SouthernMamas logo pictured here and the www.southernmamas.com link on your Facebook page and email the link of your FB page to anne@southernmamas.com.

Not a Facebook fan? Then just email the image and SouthernMamas link to five of your friends and CC anne@southernmamas.com on the email, to enter to win.

Deadline to enter to win is 10 AM Tues. Jan. 18, 2011. We’ll announce the two winners here Tuesday.

PrintCopy the SouthernMamas logo by right clicking on it, saving it in your computer, then repost it on FB or in an email just as you would a photo. We’ll also post the SouthernMamas logo on the SouthernMamas Facebook fan page.

Can’t wait for the giveaway? Purchase tickets to the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey® ZING, ZANG, ZOOM by clicking here. Showtimes are as follows:
Jan. 20, 2011 7 PM
Jan. 21, 2011 7 PM
Jan. 22 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM
Jan. 23 1 PM

Beach Properties of Hilton Head offers deals on rental vacation homes, villas

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

hiltonheadbeachhomerentalLooking for a quick weekend or week long getaway? Take the family to the beach! Hilton Head Island is the perfect place to visit for a long weekend or for an entire week. There are tons of activities for children of all ages. From collecting shells on the beach, to biking along a nature trail or getting up close to the dolphins on a boat cruise—Hilton Head Island has it all!!!

Perhaps the best way for families to visit is by staying in a vacation rental. Staying in a vacation home, villa or condo provides families with all the comforts of home, while being close to the activities and events happening on Hilton Head. All properties come with fully equipped kitchens, washer & dryer, linens, cable television and best of all a short walk to the beach!! This is the best way to get the most “bang for your buck” while on vacation!!

Beach Properties of Hilton Head offers over 275 homes and villas on Hilton Head Island. Visit during this spring and you can stay for 3 nights and receive 1 additional night for FREE. Stay the whole week by paying for 4 nights and get 3 nights FREE! Be sure to call one of their Vacation Planner’s today to hear about any specials or hot deals. Mention SouthernMamas.com and you will receive a beach pail filled with discount coupons for Hilton Head area activities and restaurants when you arrive!!

Beach Properties of Hilton Head is a SouthernMamas advertiser.

Beach Properties of Hilton Head, e-mail: rentals@beach-property.com, call toll free 1-800-671-5155 (US & Canada) or 1-843-671-5155, www.beach-property.com

Two new Scholastic Storybook Treasures feature animals with attitude

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

truestory3pigsTwo new SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES DVDs featuring animals with attitude saved us over Christmas.

The Georgia Christmas snow storm meant we were snowed in for four and half days in a mountainside cabin in Blue Ridge, Ga. Four days with a 2 and 4 year old and a quickly diminishing supply of treats (and patience). Fortunately, I had packed the two new Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVDs.

One collection “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and More Animal Adventures” (62 mins. + extras, $14.95) features Jon Scieszka’s fun and creative take on the Three Little Pigs along with four additional stories. Kids get to hear the rest of the story, straight from the wolf’s mouth and learn that the whole Big Bad Wolf thing was just a big misunderstanding.

The DVD also includes “The Pig’s Wedding” (adapted from the story written and illustrated by Helme Heine); “Wallace’s List” about a mouse who can do almost anything – as long as he has a list; “Henry Builds a Cabin”, from the book by D.B. Johnson and narratd by James Naughton and “This is the House that Jack Built”, narrated by Mandy Patinkin from the book by Simms Taback.

clickclackmooThe second all new DVD collection that helped entertain the kids after playing all day in the snow featured adaptations of Doreen Cronin’s best-sellers “Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type,” “Giggle Giggle Quack” and “Duck for President. ” The 3-DVD set “CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE…AND MORE AMUSING ANIMAL TALES (3 hrs., 44 mins. + extras, $24.95) is amusing for both kids and adults, even if you’re not snowbound.

The collection also includes includes Cronin’s new classics “Diary of a Spider”, “Diary of a Worm” and “Diary of a Fly”, as well as “The Cow Who Fell in the Canal”, “Chicken Little”, “I, Crocodile”, “Hot Hippo”, “Waiting for Wings”, “Let’s Give Kitty a Bath”, “Roberto the Insect Architect”, “The Story of the Dancing Frog”, and “Dooby Dooby Moo.”

To learn more about these clever and educational DVDs, click here.