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Archive for October, 2011

Giveaway: Breakfast with Santa at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The SouthernMamas.com November giveaway is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

This month, you can win Breakfast with Santa! The lucky SouthernMamas.com reader will win a breakfast with Santa at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa’s Aqua Star (2) adults (2) children.

To enter to win, like the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa on Facebook by clicking here and answer this question on their wall: “Santa is coming to the Westin for Breakfast! What will you ask him for Christmas?” Not into Facebook? You also can enter to win by answering that question below this post (Just click on comments)

Deadline to enter is 8 PM Nov. 30. We’ll pick a winner and announce it here and on SouthernMamas.com Facebook.

Breakfast with Santa
Sat. Dec. 10, Sat. Dec. 17, Sat. Dec. 24 2011, 9 AM – 12 PM.

Join us at Aqua Star to see our favorite jolly friend from the North Pole. Celebrate the holidays and enjoy breakfast overlooking the Savannah River and historic River Street and meet Santa! Be sure to check the Gingerbread Village located in the main lobbies.
www.westinsavannah.com/aquastar
Please call 912.201.2085 for reservations

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Is., Savannah,  31421, www.westinsavannah.com

 

Now open in Pooler: Kottage Kids Children’s Boutique

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Kottage Kids upscale children’s boutique is now open in Pooler

Think boutique apparel and accessories, timeless treasures including smocked clothing, classic children’s footwear and unique gifts for moms as well. Kottage Kids carries new clothing as well as upscale boutique consignment. Brands you’ll find there include Rosalina, Remember Nguyen, Mud Pie, Bailey Boys, Secret Wishes and many other trusted brands

Kottage Kids is located 1014 East Hwy 80, Suite 400, Pooler, GA, next to Masato’s, Inside Imagine Salon and Boutique

Preview Kottage Kids adorable clothing by clicking here.

Kottage Kids is having a Holiday Sale Event and the entire store will be 20-50% off on Friday Nov. 4 from 5:30-8:00 PM.

Princess Parties

Kottage Kids now offers children’s princess parties at their store. Princess parties include princess dress up, hair, nail and make-up services by Imagine Salon and Boutique.

Kottage Kids accepts upscale consignment by appointment only.

Kottage Kids, www.kottagekids.com, On Facebook here. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday; Tues: 10 AM-2:30 PM; Wed.: 10 AM-7 PM; Thurs & Fri. 10 AM-6 PM; Sat. 10 AM-3 PM. Contact owner Stephanie Orr at 912.412.0542 or 912.358.0862 or email info@kottagekids.com. Kottage Kids is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Little Stories is a new Web site about early speech & language development

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

We’re all looking for resources to help our children with speech and language development.

A new Web site called Little Stories helps us do just that.

Little Stories is a community created by Savannah-area speech-language pathologist Kim Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP to offer information and support to families interested in early speech and language development. Little Stories has something for everyone, whether your child is having difficulty learning language or is learning language easily.

Little Stories wants to help you hear your child’s story!

Little Stories will be posting new information weekly, so be sure to subscribe to the blog or like Little Stories on Facebook here to get updates. You can follow Little Stories via Twitter @lilSTORIESblog.

“God With No Hands” Musical, Savannah

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

The students and faculty at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy are proud to present the musical “God With No Hands”. “God With No Hands” is a living timeline based on the Montessori great lesson of the same name that describes creation of the universe and the formation of the planet Earth. The musical features many lively songs and skits all written by the students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Charles Ellis. 7 PM Fri. Nov. 4. Tickets $5 available in
advance or at the door 912-201-5470

Vote “Yes” for ESPLOST today, Savannah

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Please vote YES for the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) on Nov. 8, 2011. More info here.

Below is an Oct. 23 editorial from the Savannah Morning News about why we all need to vote for ESPLOST.

“ALL CHATHAM County voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether to extend the current sales tax to support continued improvement in public schools.

We strongly encourage a “yes” vote. The biggest reasons are obvious: This is one tax where elected officials have kept their promises; they have the results to show for it.

Voters approved the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in 2006 and it went into effect in 2007. Of the $360 million in projected revenues, about $265 million was either spent or earmarked on new or replacement schools and school upgrades. Another $67 million went to pay off existing bond debt, with the remaining revenue budgeted for academic technology improvements.

What specifically did this extra penny buy?

There are new elementary and middle schools at Godley Station in the county’s westside. The other side of the county has a new islands high school.

Five schools are being replaced: Beach High, Oglethorpe Academy, Butler Elementary, Gadsden Elementary and Pulaski Elementary.

Classroom additions are either active or on the way for May Howard Elementary, Heard, Isle of Hope, Largo-Tibet, Windsor Elementary and Windsor High, with modifications at Hesse, Low, Mercer and White Bluff.

Voters were smart to approve this tax five years ago. But it will expire at the end of this year, unless the public decides to keep it for another five years or until it generates $330 million, whichever comes first.

We hope they do. Continuing ESPLOST means three things:

• Better facilities. This helps the learning process for about 35,000 students.

• Additional revenue to pay off the school system’s debt. This helps keep the pressure off the school board to raise property taxes.

• More jobs. This will help many local residents who work in the construction industry.

Here are more reasons to vote “yes.” About 40 percent of the sales tax is paid by people who live outside Chatham County. Everyone who shops and stays in the county, including commuters and Savannah’s numerous visitors, contribute. This shifts some of the financial burden for schools from the backs of property owners to others.

This is a good time to build projects. School officials can count on very competitive bids, which means lower costs. At the same time, local tradesmen want jobs. Putting them to work on school is a win-win situation.

Good public schools are vital. Continuing the tax will help the school board and Superintendent Thomas Lockamy with the successful Passport to Excellence program. Voting “yes” for “penny power” and ESPLOST on Nov. 8 will help keep the improvements on track.

(The above was an Oct. 23 editorial from the Savannah Morning News)

More info here.

Kids Kickin for Cancer, Savannah

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

The 2nd Annual ‘Kid’s Kickin’ for Cancer’ charity games will be Tues. Nov. 1 at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex Field 4 on Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital Mammography Fund.

Game times are:
5:30pm – U16G SCFC Cobras V U15G YDP
7pm – SCFC Coaches (old crocks) V SCFC Mutiny (young bucks)

Please come out to watch, support and donate for the cause! All proceeds go to the Mary Telfair Institute. For more info, call Savannah Celtic at (912) 495-9996

You’re invited: Pooler MOPS Annual Dessert & Silent Auction, Pooler

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Pooler MOPS is holding its 3rd Annual Dessert and Silent Auction this coming Friday, November 4th, 6:30-8 PM. Bidding will end promptly at 7:45 PM.

All funds raised will go directly to Pooler MOPS to support their MOPPETS program and other MOPS activities. This is Pooler MOPS primary fundraising event of the year and the auction is open to the public.

Pooler MOPS will have delicious desserts and doorprizes, in addition to over 40 items/services donated for the auction! Chick-Fil-A, West Chatham YMCA, The Railroad Roundhouse Museum, Midnight Star Pottery, Savannah Celtic Soccer, All-American Gymnastics, GiGi’s Cupcakes, Awakening Yoga Studio, Inspire Creativity Workshops, Art Buzz Studio, Two Women and a Warehouse, Savannah Soap Co. and many more!

Open House at Blessed Sacrament School, Savannah

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Blessed Sacrament School to welcome prospective Pre-K, kindergarten students Dec. 6
Kindergarten Roundup lets parents see the school in action

(Blessed Sacrament School will welcome prospective pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students and their parents Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the school’s Kindergarten Roundup.
Prospective students and parents will get a tour of the school where they will meet the pre-K and kindergarten teachers and see classes in action. Parents will learn more about the school and have the opportunity to fill out registration applications.
Please contact the school in advance to sign up for the roundup. Call (912) 356-6987. The roundup starts at 9 a.m.
The day will be pirate-themed – Come sail on The Jolly B.S.S. for an adventure in learning!
Blessed Sacrament School was founded in 1939 with two classrooms and three sisters of Mercy as the first faculty. Today there are two sections of each grade level from Pre-K through 8th grades with a current enrollment of approximately 425 students. The school offers a rigorous, faith-based academic program and maintains small class sizes. Blessed Sacrament is part of the Catholic Diocese of Savannah and has received accreditation by both SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and FCC (Florida Catholic Conference).

Auction at Blessed Sacrament School, Savannah

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Blessed Sacrament School to hold auction Dec. 3
Trips, stays at vacation homes, gift cards, and many more items will be available at party

Pick up fabulous finds while enjoying a fun party at Blessed Sacrament School’s annual auction Dec. 3. Auction items include a plastic surgery package, a trip to Costa Rica, a weekend stay in New York, tickets to the Jacksonville Jaguars and an overnight stay, a couples tennis party at Savannah Yacht Club, many restaurant gift cards, and much more.
The auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $25 in advance until Nov. 18, and then $35. Tickets can be purchased at the school or mailed in to the school (BSS, 1003 East Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405; please include your email address so the school can send you a confirmation). Beer, wine and specialty drinks are available for purchase. The theme is “A (not so) Silent Night Auction.”
Auction items include:
Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery Treatment Package
4 tickets to Jacksonville Jaguars game and an overnight stay
Family trip to Jekyll Island for a long weekend
A trip for 4 to beautiful Costa Rica
A romantic weekend in the Appalachian Mountains
A weekend trip to Tybee Island
4 tickets to the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tourney
A weekend stay in New York City
A Couples tennis party at the Savannah Yacht Club
Two Savannah Power Yoga Parties for tweens and adults
A signed and framed Johnny Depp photograph

For more info, call: Blessed Sacrament School, 356-6987; School media contact: Assistant Principal Helen Willoughby

Start planning your fall getaway with Georgia State Parks Events

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Fall means time to explore Georgia State Parks.

Start planning your leaves-changing getaway by checking out  got all September & October 2011 events happening at state parks and historic spots across the state. The events are listed on the SouthernMamas.com Georgia State Parks Events page here.

Gorge hikes, group hayrides, outdoor music festivals, full moon hikes & more.

To find out state park event details, visit the new SouthernMamas.com Georgia State Parks Events page by clicking here.