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Labor Day Children’s Pottery Program, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

The Sandbox is Getting “Fired Up” for the holidays with a pottery program at 9:30 AM Labor Day Mon. Sept 5.

This fun program is guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing as participants can personalize and decorate their own ceramic plate or mug. Make a “take home memory” of your vacation or create a perfect, heart-warming keepsake or gift.

Plates and mugs are $15 and the fee covers all supplies and your admission fee to the Sandbox so participants can stay and play. Advance registration recommended. Pottery will be fired and available for pick up the following Wednesday.

For reservations or more information, please contact The Sandbox at 843.842.7645. Log on to for information on other upcoming events and activities.

Saved by the Belles house cleaning discount special (Savannah maid services)

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Kids are back to school and it’s time to get the house back in order. Saved by the Belles – a local house-cleaning company that specializes in green cleaning and non-toxic products –  is offering a special combination package to help bring and keep order to your home.

First visit will be a regular cleaning.  Second will be a touch up-re clean kitchen and bathrooms and sanitize high contact areas and objects such as light switches, remote controls, door knobs, handles.

Cost: $110. Limit 3 bd, 2 baths, kitchen, living and dining area. Offer expires Sept 30. One offer per household.

Saved by the Belles offers weekly, bi-weekly and monthly house cleaning services. Service areas include Wilmington Island, Whitemarsh Island, Tybee Island, Thunderbolt, Downtown Savannah, Ardsley Park, Midtown. Saved by the Belles does not service The Landings.

Saved by the Belles Cleaning and Concierge, , email , (912) 373-8616. Saved by the Belles is a advertiser.

“Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic” Tickets Go on Sale Today, Savannah

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic” coming to Savannah Civic Center
Thu. SEPT. 29 – Sun. OCT. 2 2011.

To order tickets by phone, call (800) 351-7469 or (912) 651-6556. Or click here.

SOUTHERNMAMAS DISCOUNT: Our readers receive 20% off tickets using code “mamas”!! Opening Night and VIP’s are not included.

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 many 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!

Savannah Showtimes. More info here.
Sept 29- 7:30p.m.
Sept 30- 7:30p.m.
Oct 1- 11:00a.m.
Oct 1- 3:00 p.m
Oct 1- 7:00p.m.
Oct 2- 2:00p.m.

For a sneak peek at the show, visit

Rody’s Music for Best Prices on School Band Rentals in Savannah

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Rody’s Music in Savannah is your go-to spot for school band rentals instruments & accessories.

Rody’s Music has name brands & the best pricing. Rody’s also has a rent-to-own band instrument program. All rental fees go towards purchase. You are not locked in to a contract and can return at any time.

Instruments are rented through Music and Arts, the largest band rental company in the United States. All rentals offer a damage and repair policy.

Check out Rody’s Music new location inside Audio Warehouse. Open Sat. 11-3.

Rody’s Music, 7700 Abercorn St. Inside Audio Warehouse just north of Mall Blvd., Savannah 31406, Store hours: Mon-Fri, 10 AM-6 PM, 912.352.4666, Rody’s Music is a advertiser.

Britt Anderson Photography Holiday Portrait Sessions, Oct. 8-11 in Savannah

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning your holiday cards. Make it easy by booking a holiday portrait session with Britt Anderson Photography . Britt Anderson Photography Holiday portrait sessions in Savannah will be Oct. 8-11 2011.

All sessions include: 20-30 minute portrat session in downtown Savannah; 15-20 images in a password-protected gallery; prints & products at VIP pricing.

Limited spots available. Contact Britt Anderson Photography today, as these limited sessions will go quickly. Email  or call 262-308-8118. Britt Anderson Photography is a advertiser.

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness offers Classes; Birthday Parties; Mommy’s Morning Out

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness in Richmond Hill offers Classes; Birthday Parties; Mommy’s Morning Out & More!

Enroll Now for September. Classes Filling Fast at Mommy & Me Play and Fitness.

2552 US Highway 17, Richmond Hill
Any new student who mentions you read about Mommy & Me on will have the Lifetime Membership Fee waived!
Military & Multi Child/Class Discounts

Like Mommy & Me Play and Fitness on Facebook here.

Charlene R. Ford, EdD
Owner/Program Director

Story Time w/ Make and Take every 1st Thursday @ 1 PM
Reservations Required. Call 756.2828

Hours: Mon: 9 am-2 pm
Tues – Thurs: 9 am -2 pm & 5-6:30 pm
Fri: 9 am – 2 pm
Sat: 9 am – 12 pm

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness,, 2552 US Hwy17, Richmond Hill, 31324, 912.756.2828, email: Mommy & Me Play and Fitness is a advertiser.

Toddler Third Thursday (What to do with kids in Savannah), Savannah

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Designed especially for pre-schoolers and their adult companions, Toddler 3rd Thursday allows toddlers to explore
artwork from Telfair exhibits and complete a tour related art project.

▪10—11:30AM the third Thursday of each month


▪ Registration and adult supervision required.

Admission is $5 per child. Accompanying adults are free with a museum membership; $15 for non-members.

Summer 2013 monthly themes include:

June 20: Finding stories in portraits, what can we tell about people from pictures?

July 18: Arts as a means of travel and finding connections

August 15: Exploring middle eastern art and artists


To register, click here.

Registration required. Call 912.790.8823 or email to register or for more info. All classes & times subject to change. More info here.

Interested in more local children’s art classes? Visit the Children’s Art Classes page by clicking here


Holiday Mini Sessions with Memories for Keepsake, Photography by Nicole

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Memories for Keepsake, Photography by Nicole will have 45-minute mini-sessions November 12-15. These will fill up quickly so if you’re interested, email Nicole at  or call 912.596.0832 for a mini session packet.

Christmas-themed sessions will be offered during the mini sessions – Christmas backdrops, props and attire on the mini session dates. (such as the cute one pictured here)

The studio will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with several different holiday-themed scenarios. Nicole Williams will post random sneak peeks on her blog here periodically to show you all of the different set ups planned. Each session is booked in 45 minute increments.

Cost: 2 different packages. One for the digital file lovers & one for the print lovers. Both digital & prints will be ready for pick up no later than Mon. Nov. 21 so that you’ll have plenty of time to get your holiday cards out.

Also offered for the mini-sessions – door prizes such as gallery wrapped canvases, accordion albums, custom leather bound albums, custom framed prints, session fee waivers & more. There’s also an incentive for you to bring a friend along.

Email Nicole at:  or call 912.596.0832 for a mini session packet.

To book a session with Photographer Nicole Williams of Memories for Keepsake, Photography by Nicole contact Nicole Williams 912.596.0832 or email . Click here to see more examples of Nicole’s extraordinary work. Nicole Williams is a advertiser.

Giveaway: 3-hours of Hubbard’s Maid Service, $115 value

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

UPDATE: Winner is Jamie Bouchard!

Start the 2011-12 school year off right with a clean house! This week’s giveaway: three hours of maid service from Hubbard’s Maid Service in Savannah & the Lowcountry, your go-to company for a spotless cleaning job done by responsible crews you can trust.

To enter to win, “like”  Hubbard’s Maid Service on Facebook by clicking here. After liking the page, on the Hubbard’s Facebook wall please share your favorite summer memory of Summer 2011.

Not into Facebook? Feel free to enter to win by answering that question below this post. Just click on comments.

This special giveaway is open for entries for two weeks. Deadline to enter is noon Sun. Sept. 4. We’ll pick the winner and announce it here that Sunday.

Hubbard’s specials this week of Aug. 22 include:
A Maid, A Merlot, & A Meal
Have 4 hours of maid service on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday the week of August 22 – 26 & receive a gift wrapped bottle of merlot and a $20 gift certificate to North Beach Grill on Tybee Island!
Have a Top to Bottom Deluxe Deep Clean & receive all of the above PLUS a $10 gas card!

Call Hubbard’s Maid Service at 912-961-9131 for more information or click here.

Call 912.961.9131 for a free house cleaning quote. Be sure to tell them sent you!.

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, Hubbard’s Maid Service is a advertiser.

The Leukemia Cup “Run for Jane,” 5K Run/Walk & Kids Run, Fort Pulaski

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The Leukemia Cup “Run for Jane,” is a 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run held in conjunction with the 2011 St. Joseph’s/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta Weekend of Events. It is named in honor of Dr Jane Philbrick, who is well
described by Mr Paul Hinchey as being a, “very well known educator here in Savannah and a strong
community supporter. She was a remarkable person, a consummate professional and had a heart of gold.”

Opportunities to receive a $100 Fleet Feet Gift Card and more great prizes are available to those participants who choose to individually fundraise for the “Run for Jane”. The Leukemia Cup is a community coming together through a series of sporting events to help fight leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers and includes; a 5k Run/Walk, golf, junior fishing, in-shore fishing, tennis, sailing and the Spirit of the Sea black-tie dinner & auction. In 1997, The Leukemia Cup began as a Sailing Regatta and has since emerged as a premier series of sporting events benefitting the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 “Run for Jane” will be held at the historic Fort Pulaski. It is a beautiful trail run in and out of the woods around the Fort and by the river. The Event would not be complete without our National Anthem and the cannons firing by the soldiers in their historic regalia.

When: “Run for Jane” is Labor Day Weekend, Saturday September 3, 2011. The Packet pick up will be available at Fleet Feet Friday September 2, 2011. Registration will be available online at . Dates for the 2011 Leukemia Cup Regatta Weekend of Events are September 19, 23-25.

Why: To save lives.

The St. Joseph’s/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta will generously benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. We support the relentless pursuit of the mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The money raised at the event will go towards critical research to increase the survival rates of the 912,938 Americans who are now living with leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma.

How: Registration is available online at  for the 5k Event.

For more information please visit

First Saturday Art Labs (Free Savannah kids activities), Savannah

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Based on the Telfair Museums exhibitions and collections, each monthly Family Art Lab begins with discussion & discovery in the gallery & culminates with a take home art project in the education studio.

▪ 10:30AM—12PM First Saturday of the month



Fall Monthly Themes include:





Registration required. Call 912.790.8823 or email to register or for more info. All classes & times subject to change. More info here.

Interested in more local children’s art classes? Visit the Children’s Art Classes page by clicking here

Savannah Ocean Exchange in September 2011 includes family activities

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

September will be here soon. And September in Savannah means the return of the Savannah Ocean Exchange Public Exchange activities. has the 411 on all the Savannah Ocean Exchange activities specifically geared toward families and children including:
Boat Building workshop for adults and children;
“Sailabrate the Sea” Savannah Ocean Exchange Boat Parade (FREE);
“Oh Say Can You Sea Savannah” Children’s Ocean Art & Music events;
Gray’s Reef Ocean Children’s Film Festival: National Geographic short films specifically chosen for children (FREE);
Savannah Ocean Exchange Family Ocean Experience at Lazaretto Creek (FREE);
Family Pond Yacht Workshop & Regatta.

Many of the events are free. For details & locations of all those kid-friendly activities and more, visit the Savannah Ocean Exchange Family Activities page by clicking here.

Chatham Orthopaedic Associates Charity Ballroom Extravaganza to benefit HUGS (Heads Up Guidance Services)

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Chatham Orthopaedic Associates is pleased to announce that the Dancing Docs are back with their sponsorship of the 4th Annual Ballroom Extravaganza.

Proceeds benefit HUGS, which provides counseling and vocational training for disadvantaged youth & adults in the Savannah community. Dancing for HUGS this year will be Dr. Sandra Bohnstengel & Alonzo Boschulte. Local physicians & medical professionals will compete to raise money for their favorite good cause. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase votes for their favorite couple’s routine. Links to all participating charities can be found at .

Funds earned for HUGS from this event will go directly to providing counseling and vocational training for disadvantaged youth and adults in the Savannah community.

The formal event will include dinner, live entertainment from the Rogues, a silent auction & the popular “Dancing with the Doc’s” competition. 60% of every ticket purchased will go directly to the charity chosen by the purchaser. Guests will walk the Red Carpet into the ballroom. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed Male and Best Dressed Female.

Sat Sept. 17, 2011 6-11 PM at The Savannah Marriott, 100 General McIntosh Blvd.

$100 per person. Tables of 10 are available for $1,000. Must be 21 to attend. Your generous support is Tax Deductible.

Several Sponsorship levels are available. Contact Jeri Gale at 912-657-57540 or Garlana Mathews at 667-0441 about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets. Major Sponsors are: WJCL abc; South Magazine; Costner Law Group; Chatham Orthopaedic Associates, P.A

Smart Women’s Expo & Luncheon w/Guest Speaker Guiliana Rancic

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Smart Women’s Expo & Luncheon. Guest speaker is Giuliana Rancic with E! News and Fashion Police.

10:00 a.m. – Expo
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Speaker Giuliana Rancic

Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of ten. For more information, contact St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations at 912-819-8683 or buy your tickets online.

This year marks the ninth Smart Women Luncheon & Expo, an annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital, which includes the Telfair Pavilion that provides mammography, the Telfair BirthPlace, the Children’s Place and all Women’s Services at St. Joseph’s/Candler.

Latin Festival on River Street, Savannah

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

The Latin American Services Organization (LASO) announces the 6th annual Fiesta Latina, a festival that will feature Latin American culture with more than a dozen free live performances.

Performances will showcase a variety of Latino cultures through folkloric song and dance, as well as music ranging from salsa to reggaeton. The festival will be an event for the whole family, featuring a talent show, live art demonstrations, cultural and informational booths, as well as face painting and kid-friendly events. There will also be vendors selling food from cultures as diverse as Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil.

Free & open to the public.

For more info, visit . On facebook: LASO of Savannah. Call (912) 238-2032.

Live Performances Include: Orquesta con Clase * Iraida Valdivia * Grupo Kachimbo * Fusion Latina * Diego Val * Perico Orgullo Panameño * Miss Lucia * Tradición Latina * El Gordo Magico * Son Del Coqui *


In2Books needs adult volunteer pen pals to help Savannah-Chatham students

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

You want to do your part to help improve our local schools. But you don’t always have the childcare or time to take away from your own kids to do so. In2Books is a way to do volunteer outreach from your own home.

In2Books is an innovative eMentoring program that connects caring adults with students grades 3-5 to enhance their reading, thinking and writing skills by reading books and exchanging online letters about the books.

Savannah is the largest implementation of In2Books nationwide.

The program pairs volunteer pen pals with Savannah-Chatham public elementary school students. Over the course of the school year, the students and their pen pals read five books together, exchanging six letters (emails). The letters reinforce writing skills and foster a conversation that facilitates a greater understanding of each book.

In2Books is looking for approximately 260 more pen pals for the 2011-2012 school year in the Savannah-Chatham County public school system.

To sign up to be a pen pal, go to Select and/or write in Savannah for geography.