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Pre-registration begins for Savannah Night at the Museum II

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Watch the movie Night at the Museum II: Battle of the Smithsonian and experience Savannah history as it comes to life in Savannah History Museum! Ages 4 and up. Advanced Reservations Required by July 20. Parents must attend, spending the night in the museum with their children. Saturday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, July 24 8:30 a.m. (912) 651-6823 x3 or www.chsgeorgia.org

Celebrate 4th of July at Tricentennial Park, Savannah

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Day includes a reading of the Declaration of Independence and learning about the 1779 Battle of Savannah. See the exhibit on the battle in the Savannah History Museum, tour the battlefield with a Revolutionary War soldier and see a musket demonstration. Steam train rides and activities continue at the Georgia State Railroad Museum
(912) 651-6823 x3 or www.chsgeorgia.org .

July Fourth Celebration at Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Come and celebrate our Nation’s birthday with civil war troops as they fire special salutes for those who have died so we may be free. Also join us for games of the day and a cool slice of melon. Pack a lunch and enjoy the day. Admission charged. $3.50-$5. (912) 727-2339 or gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister

Disney on Ice Tickets Go on Sale, Savannah

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and all the Disney Princesses. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!
Tickets to on sale August 26, 2011
More info here: www.savannahcivic.com

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Savannah

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Discount on Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of
Magic tickets

SOUTHERNMAMAS DISCOUNT: Our readers receive 20% off tickets using code “mamas.” Opening Night and VIP’s are not included. Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic coming to Savannah Civic Center Thu. SEPT. 29 – Sun. OCT. 2 2011. Details here.

 

 

Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and all the Disney Princesses. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!
Tickets to on sale August 26, 2011
More info here: www.savannahcivic.com

July 4th Fireworks Show in Savannah

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

During the Great American Weekend and Fantastic Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, historic Savannah Riverfront will feature various activities. July 2nd and 3rd will feature regional artisans, live entertainment, games, contests, food, drink, free family fun, and more! July 4th will feature an incredible fireworks display

Fireworks will be in conjunction with a live, patriotic music simulcast during the fireworks extravaganza. Radio stations 97.3 KISS, 98.7 The River and News Radio 1290 WTKS will all air American Classics in step with the evening’s sky show.

Tybee Island Fireworks Show

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Beat the heat and celebrate Independence Day on Tybee Island. Fireworks show starts at dark launched from the Tybee Pier & Pavilion.

Pop Goes the Sandbox! 4th of July Celebration, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Celebrate family fun on the 4th of July at The Sandbox’s first annual “Pop Goes the Sandbox.”

Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. In addition to playing on all the exhibits in the museum, there will be scavenger hunts, games and fun arts & crafts. Decorate holiday cookies and make a patriotic craft. Outside fun includes many carnival games and prizes, bubble fun, snow cones and playing in The Sandbox’s Bounce House.

Enjoy a BBQ picnic with all the fixin’s , and our Nation’s Birthday cake. Lemonade and snow cones to keep you cool.

Tickets: $10 per person (children under 2 are free) and includes admission to the museum, all activities and the picnic. Sandbox Members are $8 per person.

To purchase tickets, stop by or call The Sandbox at 843-842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org.

All About Sea Turtles, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, June 25th, 2011
The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum celebrates summer with a Summer Fun Series of special programs and activities held each day at the Sandbox. The program calendar is as follows: Mondays, Pottery Program at 9:30 a.m. and Cupcake Decorating at 1:30 p.m.; Terrific Tuesdays: special art activity at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays: Morning Music Program at 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays: Imagination Hour at 10:30 a.m.; and Fridays: Coastal Critters hosted by the Coastal Discovery Museum 10:30 a.m.

For Terrific Tuesdays, this Tuesday, June 28th is Yosti’s Puppet Show, and the Coastal Critters Program on Friday July 1st is All About Sea Turtles.

The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum with region related exhibits, activities, and programs for children’s ages toddler through 8 years. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more info, 843.842.7645 or afinn@thesandbox.org, www.thesandbox.org

Yosti’s Puppet Show, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

 The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum celebrates summer with a Summer Fun Series of special programs and activities held each day at the Sandbox. The program calendar is as follows: Mondays, Pottery Program at 9:30 a.m. and Cupcake Decorating at 1:30 p.m.; Terrific Tuesdays: special art activity at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays: Morning Music Program at 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays: Imagination Hour at 10:30 a.m.; and Fridays: Coastal Critters hosted by the Coastal Discovery Museum 10:30 a.m.

For Terrific Tuesdays, this Tuesday, June 28th is Yosti’s Puppet Show, and the Coastal Critters Program on Friday July 1st is All About Sea Turtles.

The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum with region related exhibits, activities, and programs for children’s ages toddler through 8 years. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more info, 843.842.7645 or afinn@thesandbox.org, www.thesandbox.org

Special summer kids’ programs at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. (things to do with kids on Hilton Head Is.)

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

We here at SouthernMamas.com have long contended that Hilton Head Is. is one of the most kid-friendly vacation spots around.

The island is teeming with children’s activities such as those being offered this summer at The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum. The Sandbox celebrates summer with a Summer Fun Series of special programs and activities held each day at the Sandbox. The program calendar is as follows: Mondays, Pottery Program at 9:30 a.m. and Cupcake Decorating at 1:30 p.m.; Terrific Tuesdays: special art activity at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays: Morning Music Program at 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays: Imagination Hour at 10:30 a.m.; and Fridays: Coastal Critters hosted by the Coastal Discovery Museum 10:30 a.m.

For Terrific Tuesdays, this Tuesday, June 28th is Yosti’s Puppet Show, and the Coastal Critters Program on Friday July 1st is All About Sea Turtles.

The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum with region related exhibits, activities, and programs for children’s ages toddler through 8 years. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Sandbox, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, 843.842.7645 or afinn@thesandbox.org, www.thesandbox.org

Help support a Tybee Island Charter School

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Below is a guest post from Brenda Marion, who is on the governing board working to get a charter school on Tybee Island beginning with the 2012 school year. For more info on the proposed Tybee Island Charter School, email tybeeislandcharterschool@comcast.net

On July 13, the Savannah Chatham County School Board will vote on whether or not to approve the Tybee Island Charter School application. In order to ensure that each Board member understands that the Tybee community and other stakeholders stand firmly behind this initiative, we are asking that you send each of them an e-mail asking that they vote YES on our application.  Please take some of the talking points below to craft an individualized e-mail to them.

Here are their e-mail addresses:

Joe.buck@sccpss.com; Julie.wade@sccpss.com; Floyd.adams@sccpss.com; Alexander.luten@sccpss.com; Gregory.sapp@sccpss.com; Irene.hines@sccpss.com; lori.brady@sccpss.com; Julie.gerbsch@sccpss.com; ruby.jones@sccpss.com

Below are some talking points:

·Tybee Island has had a school for over 60 years. Tybee children, families and citizens and businesses were extremely supportive of both Tybee’s public school and private school. A school is something that binds a community together and Tybee lost that when St. Michaels closed recently.

· Tybee citizens represent less than 1.5% of the population of Chatham County yet its property owners pay more than 10% of the property taxes for the Savannah Chatham County School System. A small K-5 school is something that we would like to have for our community’s families.

· There are over 100 students who attend SCCPSS k-5 schools who live east of the Lazeretto Creek Bridge. Additionally, there are numerous students who attend private schools. We believe that a school on Tybee would attract a sufficient number of students, would serve as a reason for families with young children to move to Tybee Island and would attract students from elsewhere in Chatham County who are interested in our specialized curriculum.

· We have a facility already in place. Access to a suitable facility is typically a major stumbling block for new charter schools.

· The existing elementary public school for Tybee students is currently at capacity. A Tybee Charter School would help mitigate this problem.

· Tybee students are currently transported to schools all over the County. The SCCPSS Passport to Excellence has as its underlying theme the goal of “neighborhood schools”. A Tybee Charter School would help achieve that goal while also potentially saving money in terms of transportation costs.

· Tybee has a strong and supportive constituency. A Tybee Charter School would have support from various organizations and institutions on many level. Examples include the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, the Tybee Branch of the CEL Library system, the Tybee 4H Center, the Tybee Marine Rescue Squadron, the City of Tybee Island and many others. Additionally, the business community is well-organized and has shown very strong support in the past for Tybee educational initiatives.

Please vote YES for the Tybee Island Charter School on July 13

The above is a guest post from Brenda Marion, who is on the governing board working to get a charter school on Tybee Island beginning with the 2012 schol year. For more info on the proposed Tybee Island Charter School, email tybeeislandcharterschool@comcast.net

Bacon Park Christian Day School offers tuition discount

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Bacon Park Christian Day School is running a promotion until July 8, 2011.

Registration has been reduced to $500 with an additional $50 off monthly tuition for 10 months.
Savings of $1,000.

TUITION: Kindergarten: $5,600 for the year or $500 registration and $510 per month for 10 months.

Grades 1st – 6th: $5,800 for the year or $500 registration and $530 per month for 10 months.

SAVE THE DATE: Join Mrs. Pam Cunningham, July 6, 2011 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Mrs. Cunningham will be on-hand for Q & A on curriculum and general school information.

Bacon Park Christian Day School is dedicated to providing children K-6th grade a traditional education combining challenging academics and character development in a Christian family atmosphere.

The school’s small classes will afford children more individual instruction time.

As part of character development, children are taught about honesty, integrity, good manners, and respect for God, family, friends, and community.

If you are looking for a nuturing environment where your child is valued as an individual and family involvement is encouraged, Bacon Park Christian Day School welcomes you to visit the school. More info here.

Bacon Park Chrisian Day School, 5411 Skidaway Road, Savannah, 31406, (912) 484-9880, email bpcds@att.net , www.baconparkchristiandayschool.com Bacon Park Christian Day School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Camp Invention at Georgetown Elementary, Savannah

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Camp Invention – a weeklong summer enrichment program for children entering grade 1 though 6 – instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun!

Camp Invention is at Georgetown Elementary, 9 AM-3:30 PM June 27-July 1, 2011

For registration information, call 800.968.4332 PHONE or click here.

This is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camp and is recommended by the National Science Foundation. More info here.

Zoe Foundation Fund Raiser to Help Grieving Families, Savannah

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The public is invited to help grieving families who suffer the loss of an infant by attending the second annual summer fund raiser for The Zoe Foundation.

The family-friendly benefit will be at Lovin Spoons Froyo (Savannah Location) 10 AM-2 PM July 1, 2011. Live music, clown, yogurt and more. A portion of the proceeds from all yogurt sold between those hours will be donated to The Zoe Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to continue offering 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 come on July 1 and get connected with The Zoe Foundation.

For more info, contact Kayla B. Johnson at 912-508-1858 or email kayla@zoe-foundation.org. www.zoe-foundation.org

You’re invited to Zoe Foundation summer fund raiser, Savannah

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The public is invited to help grieving families who suffer the loss of an infant by attending the second annual summer fund raiser for The Zoe Foundation.

The family-friendly benefit will be at Lovin Spoons Froyo (Savannah Location) 10 AM-2 PM July 1, 2011. Live music, clown, yogurt and more. A portion of the proceeds from all yogurt sold between those hours will be donated to The Zoe Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to continue offering 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 come on July 1 and get connected with The Zoe Foundation.

For more info, contact Kayla B. Johnson at 912-508-1858 or email kayla@zoe-foundation.org. www.zoe-foundation.org