Archive for April, 2011

Autism Support Corner, Inc., in Richmond Hill

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Autism Support Corner, Inc., a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3), organization, provides a line of local resources to families affected by the autism spectrum disorder. The mission is to work together with the community and schools to provide a better knowledge and understanding of autism.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Contact: Jeanette Orr
ascrh@yahoo.com
912-445-0233

*Child care is available upon RSVP

Earth Day Wheelie (Family Bike Ride) in Savannah

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Earth Day Wheelie and Post Wheelie Dealie Party
Where: Forsyth Park (Bull and Park) to Blowin’ Smoke (514 MLK)
When: Sat 4/23, 4pm
Why: Fun, sustainable trasnportation and recreation.

http://bicyclecampaign.org/

JumpBunch of Greater Savannah brings sports activities to your child’s school or day care

Monday, April 11th, 2011

No time to make sure your little is getting enough exercise? JumpBunch – an International Sports and Fitness program serving children and families throughout the US and India – is offering a 10 week session beginning on April 13 through June 15.

The class will be at 10:30 AM Wednesdays at New Life Church at 16252 Hwy 144 E in Richmond Hill, GA. Cost for the 10 weeks: $65 (10 percent military discount)

Each week, JumpBunch offers a cardio workout, muscle resistance training and introduces a new sport activity in a fun, hands-on, non-competitive environment. The goal is to build confidence and coordination.

JumpBunch of Greater Savannah is currently offering classes in Savannah and Richmond Hill at Children’s Village, PALS, Early Learning, Maggies Morning School, Richmond Hill Montessori, Southern Montessori and many more locations

JumpBunch offers a FREE Introductory class to daycares, MOPS groups and Church organizations

Some of the fun sports JumpBunch offers: Lacrosse, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Bowling, Kickball, Cheerleading and parachute games. Best of all, equipment for each class will be available for each child. No equipment to buy!

JumpBunch offers a Mommy and Me class, Toddler and Preschool curriculum.

“Like” JumpBunch of Greater Savannah on on Facebook by clicking here to stay connected and be updated about new classes.

Questions? Please call Coach Jenny at 912-445-0312. JumpBunch is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

March of Dimes Bake Sale, March for Babies Walk in Savannah

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Savannah triplet mom Amber McHargue  knows firsthand the importance of March of Dimes, which helps give premature babies a chance by funding research and providing resources.

Which is why Amber and her trio will be helping out at a March of Dimes bake sale Thurs. April 14 at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Memorial’s NICU’s March for Babies team is sponsoring the bake sale with all proceeds going to March for Babies.

Amber & Dove McHargue  got involved the March of Dimes after their triplet boys were born 8 weeks prematurely four and a half years ago.

The Savannah March of Dimes bake sale will be held this week through Thurs from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM dates in the cafeteria alcove. Items for sale include homemade goodies, donated store items, purple bracelets, cook books and some Beanie Babies.

Savannah’s March of Dimes’ March for Babies 6 mile walk is April 30 2011 at Daffin Park on E. Victory Drive, Savannah, 31405
Registration Time: 8 AM. Start Time: 9 AM

For more info, click here.

Newborn portrait photography in Savannah: Memories for Keepsake, Photography by Nicole

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

This week’s SouthernMamas.com e-letter is sponsored by SouthernMamas.com advertiser Photographer Nicole Williams of Memories for Keepsake, Photography by Nicole.

Book and reserve your newborn session with Nicole before May 1, 2011 to receive a $100 print credit. Mention you read about Memories for Keepsake, Photography by Nicole on SouthernMamas.com to receive the print credit.  More info here.  

To book a session, contact Nicole Williams 912.596.0832 or email info@memoriesforkeepsake.com . Click here to see more examples of Nicole’s extraordinary work.

Savannah Celtic Soccer Camps for Summer 2011

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Looking fo a great deal on a quality Savannah soccer camps?

Savannah Celtic FC has camps taking place in June 2011 for TOP level players as well as camps for beginning players. The camps to develop the skills of the very best players as well as other options for players just getting involved in soccer.

The Striker/GoalKeeper camp: GK/Striker June 13- June 17 at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex in Savannah is for more experienced players looking to hone skills specifically for striking a ball properly and for goalkeeping. The annual camp improves shooting and goalkeeping techniques. For more info, click here.

The Summer Soccer Skills Unlimited camp:  June 20-24 is a skill-building camp for players just building the foundation to their soccer playing careers. Check the Savannah Celtic Website for more details the next few weeks. This camp is designed for beginning level players to hone their skills. Camp will be held INDOORS at SuperGoose Sports.

To register or for more info, call (912) 495-9996 or email mattpritch@gmail.com. Be sure to tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you.

Community Easter Carnival at Hull Park in Ardsley Park, Savannah

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The public is invited to the New Covenant Church and Preschool Community Easter Carnival. Will include egg hunts, games, prizes, food, and more. FREE!

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique in Rincon has designer brands, SouthernMamas discounts

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Your child is unique & their style should reflect that. La Dee Da Children’s Boutique in Rincon offers fun, fashionable & unique apparel, footwear, dancewear, gifts, furniture, bedding & accessories only a short drive from Savannah, Pooler and Richmond Hill.

La Dee Da also offers a flexible & affordable layaway plan to make your shopping experience simple and convenient. A children’s lounge keeps the little ones busy so you can shop in peace & at ease.

Apparel and Shoes: Kate Mack, Biscotti, Haute Baby, le top, Twirls & Twigs, Petit Ami, Carriage Boutique, Mud pie, Baby Legs, Kalencom, Isobella & Chloe, Best of Chums, Mom and Me, Lito, Little Me, RuffleButts, See Kai Run, Rileyroos and more.

Furniture and Bedding: Lusso, Angel Line, Glenna Jean, Trend Lab, Zutano, and Kidsline

Dancewear: Main Street

Coming Soon: Bailey Boys, Cybex, Innobaby, Caramelo, LaMour, Angel, The Happy Closet and Luigi

Join La Dee Da’s Royalty Club and earn La Dee “Da-llars” toward future purchases. For every $50 you spend, earn $10.

APRIL EVENTS
SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH from 10am – 3pm
The Easter Bunny is coming! Have your child’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Gypsy Light photography will offer pictures to take home with you for order in picture packages at fantastic prices.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23 beginning at 10am
Erik Johnson, Silhouette artist, will creat beautiful and timeless creations, perfect for moms and grand moms for Mother’s Day, by appointment. Please call 912.295.5470 for appointment times and information

Mention SouthernMamas.com and receive 25% off any regularly priced item through April 23rd. La Dee Da….Precious Things for Little Ones. La Dee Da looks forward to serving you & your child.

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique, 107 Waterford Court, Rincon, GA 31326, 912.295.5470, www.LaDeeDeKids.com Click here and “like” La Dee Da Children’s Boutique on Facebook. La Dee Da is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Children’s Silhouette Artist at La Dee Da Children’s Boutique in Rincon

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Erik Johnson, Silhouette artist, will create beautiful and timeless creations, perfect for moms and grand moms for Mother’s Day, by appointment. Please call 912.295.5470 for appointment times and information

While shopping at La Dee Da, mention SouthernMamas.com and recieve 25% off any regularly priced item through April 23rd.

www.LaDeeDeKids.com
912.295.5470

Blu Owl Photography photo session deal spotlighted on Half Price Savannah

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Blu Owl Photography – a SouthernMamas.com sponsor – has a hot deal currently spotlighted on Half Price Savannah: $62 photo session (regular cost $125) and 10 4″x 6″ proof prints.

Buy now and schedule your session anytime through October 2011. The deal will only be spotlighted on Half Price Savannah for a few days. Click here for details.

Blu Owl Photographers Heather Shiver & Siobhan Egan have a knack for producing crisp family and children portraits that have a refreshingly natural style and bring an editorial, stylized flair to their couples’ shoots. Fresh, fun shots that capture those soft, special moments. See more of their work here.

Blu Owl Photography, Savannah, GA 31401, 912-656-4023, www.bluowlphotoblog.com  . Contact Blu Owl Photography to schedule a session and take advantage of this deal anytime between now and October 12, 2011.

Savannah soccer camp: Jeremy Aven Academy Summer Camp

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Several SouthernMamas.com readers have asked for information on Savannah-area soccer camps for summer 2011.

So we’re happy to tell you about JEREMY AVEN ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP, which will be June 13 – June 17 2011 on Whitemarsh Island. The camp includes five days of great technical instruction working on juggling, dribbling, passing, shooting, finishing, and much more. All training is conducted by full time staff coaches from Savannah Soccer Academy. For ages 7 and older.

LOCATION
Islands YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah, 31410 on Whitemarsh Island
TIMES
FULL DAY
9 AM – 4 PM
½ DAY
9 AM – 12 PM
COST
*FULL DAY CAMP (M/T/W/TH/F)
$250.00
Ages 7 and older only
**½ DAY CAMP (M/T/W/TH/F)
$125.00
*Cost includes camp shirt and ball.
**Cost includes camp shirt.

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.jaacademy.com . Click on Camps.

ALL PLAYERS WILL NEED:
• CLEATS AND INDOOR/TENNIS SHOES
• WATER BOTTLE & BALL
• SNACK (1/2 DAY) LUNCH (FULL DAY)
• APPROPRIATE CLOTHING FOR OUTDOOR WEATHER

For more info or to register, click here. JA Academy Summer Camp is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah preschools registration for 2011-12

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Registration is under way at many Savannah-area preschools for the 2011-12 school year. Click here for a list of our readers’ picks for local preschools.

Veritas Academy at the Independent Presbyterian Church, 207 Bull St., Savannah will have a preview morning and information session Wed. April 23 8:30-9:30AM. For more info on Veritas, call 912-238-1222 or visit www.veritassavannah.org.

Summer Toddler Art at Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Finding summer activities for kids 2 and younger can be tough.

But the good news is that many local preschools offer “camps” for toddlers including First Presbyterian Preschool in Ardsley Park. (Camp registration is under way. Click here for more info.)

Another interesting option: Summer Toddler Art at Georgia State Railroad Museum (Roundhouse Railroad Museum) in Savannah.

The eight-week long sessions run July 15- Sept. 2 2011. For children 2 and younger. Friday mornings at 10am*. $100 for the 8-week session or $12.50 per class. Ages 2 and under. Pre-registration required. Call 912-651-6823 x3 or email info@chsgeorgia.org *Class on July 29 will be held at 2pm. www.chsgeorgia.org

For Summer Camps 2011 options for older children in Savannah, click here.

Shape Up for Swimsuit Season with Kickboxing or Boot Camp in Savannah

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Performance Initiatives is now accepting participants for the following classes:

Contact Kerri Goodrich (912) 507-7106 or performanceinitiatives_kg@comcast.net. Or visit www.performanceinitiatives.org  to learn more about youth programs

Adult Classes:
M-W-F open/co-ed 7:30am-8:30am Boot Camp taught by Crossfit certified trainers

M-W-F 8:30-9:30am Women’s Only Boot Camp

Th-8:30-9:30 Coed/Open Boot Camp

M & F 6pm-7:15pm Kickboxing

Cost:
Kickboxing-$50/members or $70 for non-members
Morning Boot Camp Adult classes-$55/mth for members, $80/mth for non-members

Youth Programs:
After school programs M-F 3pm-6pm (ages 6+ )offering tutoring, fitness, athletic training, art, life skills classes
Includes a teen/adult Jiu Jitsu Class Mondays 6:30pm-8pm
$20 a month individual / $35 a month for a family
Youth Taekwondo Classes:
T & Th 6pm-7pm
Cost $35 monthly for members / $65 monthly for non-members

April Petite Feet giveaway: your choice of Footmates or Tsukihoshi children’s shoes

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

UPDATE: The winner is Michelle Shryock! Congratulations!

In April, a SouthernMamas reader will win her choice of either Footmates or  Tsukihoshi children’s shoe that’s in stock at Petite Feet , Savannah’s shoe boutique for children.

To enter to win, just visit the Petite Feet Facebook page by clicking here. “Like” the page. Then write your answer to this question on the Petite Feet Facebook wall: what local April event/spring tradition are you most looking forward to taking part in? (Get some ideas here. )Not into Facebook? You can enter to win by answering below this post! (Click on Comments)

Deadline to enter to win is Midnight April 30. We’ll announce the winner here in May.

Congratulations to SouthernMamas.com Kelly Tucker, who won the March SouthernMamas.com giveaway from Petite Feet!

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 super 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.

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

Petite Feet , 5521 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, 912.349.4292, email michael@petitefeetsavannah.com;  Petite Feet is a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com

Free Bluffton Library Storytimes

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Storytime for preschoolers ages 3-5 will be held at Bluffton Public Library Mondays at 6:30 PM and Tuesdays at 10 AM this winter/spring. Stories, songs, fingerplays, snacks and other related activities. Each session is approximately 35-40 minutes long. Parents or caregivers must register their child at the circulation desk. Call for more info: 419-358-5016.
Weekly Themes
April 25 & 26: Guinea Pig Party – Children may bring in Zhu Zhu pets or other stuffed animal.

www.blufftonpubliclibrary.org/node/139

Special Fall FIeld Day @ Forsyth Farmers Market, Savannah

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Forsyth Farmers’ Market Fall Field Day in connection with “ Bring it Home”
Times: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Dates: Nov 17, 2012
Location: Forsyth Park
Admission: Free
Website: forsythfarmersmarket.com/

Forsyth Farmers Market Bring It Home Event: Fall Field Day! Learn how to prepare a healthy recipe from Theo of Cafe Florie, participate in field day games like sack race and freeze tag, and have fun while learning about local farmers and foods!

Bring It Home creates the opportunity for community members to “bring home” knowledge of healthy living, including the selection and preparation of nutritious foods and physical activity. Come early! The first 25 folks who complete the scavenger hunt will win $5 tokens for shopping at the market.

Fresh, regionally grown food and food products sold by the farmers
9 AM-1 PM Saturdays @ South End of Forsyth Park (Between the basketball and tennis courts)
Email: forsythfarmersmarket@gmail.com
More info here: www.forsythfarmersmarket.org

For more local Farmers’ Markets, click here,

Forsyth Farmers Market held Saturdays in Savannah

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Fresh, regionally grown food and food products sold by the farmers
April 2nd through November 19th 2011
South End of Forsyth Park (Between the basketball and tennis courts)
Email: forsythfarmersmarket@gmail.com
More info here: www.forsythfarmersmarket.org

Forsyth Farmers Market, Savannah

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Fresh, regionally grown food and food products sold by the farmers.

9 AM-1 PM Saturdays @ South End of Forsyth Park, Savannah
Email: forsythfarmersmarket@gmail.com
More info here: www.forsythfarmersmarket.org

Forsyth Farmers Market held Saturdays in Savannah

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Fresh, regionally grown food and food products sold by the farmers
April 2nd through November 19th 2011
South End of Forsyth Park (Between the basketball and tennis courts)
Email: forsythfarmersmarket@gmail.com
More info here: www.forsythfarmersmarket.org

Hilton Head Farmers Market every Friday through October 2011

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Held on Fridays April 1 2011 through October 2011. Fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, flowers, preserves, pasta, bread and more. Free parking. More info at (843) 422-4168 or www.farmersmarkethiltonheadisland.com .

Free outdoor Gregg Russell Children Concerts, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
 Gregg Russell Family Concerts:
April 11- 15, 18 & 19, and 25 – 29. Nightly 7:30-9:30 PM. Over the years, he’s become a Sea Pines classic. Under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town is where you’ll find Gregg Russell entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary.
More info here: http://www.greggrussell.com/

Free outdoor Gregg Russell Children Concerts, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

FREE Gregg Russell Family Concerts in Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.

Gregg Russell Family Concerts:
April 11- 15, 18 & 19, and 25 – 29. Nightly 7:30-9:30 PM.  Over the years, he’s become a Sea Pines classic. Under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town is where you’ll find Gregg Russell entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary.
More info here: http://www.greggrussell.com/

Free Gregg Russell Outdoor Children Concerts, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

FREE Gregg Russell Family Concerts in Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.

Gregg Russell Family Concerts:
April 11- 15, 18 & 19, and 25 – 29. Over the years, he’s become a Sea Pines classic. Under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town is where you’ll find Gregg Russell entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary.
More info here: http://www.greggrussell.com/