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JumpBunch youth fitness program offers 10-week session & free introductory classes, Berwick

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Jumpbunch is an International Sports and Fitness program serving children and families throughout the US and India! 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.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS Tuesday December 6 and December 13, AT 9:30 am

JumpBunch is offering a 10 week session beginning on January 3- Mar 6. The class offered will be Tuesday morning at 9:30 am located at Coastal Cathedral at 275 Berwick Blvd. in Berwick.

The cost for the 10 weeks is only $85 (JumpBunch offers a military discount of 10$ off)

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

Some of the fun sports offered are: Lacrosse, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Bowling, Kickball, Cheerleading and parachute games and 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.

Enroll Online Now here!!
And check out JumpBunch on Facebook:  Jumpbunch of Greater Savannah.

If you have any additional questions, please call Coach Jenny at 912-445-0312. JumpBunch is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

AdLib Photography for children & family portraits, Savannah

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Looking for a talented Savannah photography with a special knack for children & family portraits? Check out AdLib Photography. Owner Libby Muenckler (Green) is an amazing Savannah-based photographer with a BFA in Fine Art Photography from AASU. She specializes in family, children & wedding portrait photography.

Be sure to “like” AdLib Photography on Facebook here  to stay current on wonderful & frequent deals including one that’s going on right now. Details here.

AdLib Photography, www.adlibphotography.com, On Facebook here,  912.655.4896, email adlibphotography@yahoo.com,  AdLib Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Find a Christmas Tree Farm near Savannah

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Christmas Tree Farms near the Savannah area.

(Please click on the Farm to obtain information and directions)

A&A Christmas Trees ~23 miles away
Okatie, SC 29909
Owners: Jerry & Dianne Youngblood
Website: http://www.aachristmastrees.com
email: aachristmastreeman@yahoo.com
Phone: (843) 987-9423
Open: Nov 26 – Dec 19
Monday: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Choose & Cut Tree Varieties: Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, White Pine
Additional Pre-Cut Varieties Available: Fraser Fir
Services include: drill trunk, shake needles, bale tree, assist with loading
Farm Features: Fresh Wreaths, Gift Shop/Barn

Okatie Farm ~23 miles away
Okatie, SC 29909
39 Okatie Bluff Road
Okatie, South Carolina 29909
Owners: Wes Cooler
Website: http://www.okatiefarm.com
email: info@okatiefarm.com
Phone: (843) 227-8733
Open: Nov 26 – Dec 23
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Choose & Cut Tree Varieties: Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Deodar Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine
Additional Pre-Cut Varieties Available: Fraser Fir
Services include: drill trunk, shake needles, bale tree, assist with loading
Farm Features: Balled & Burlap or Container TreesFresh Wreaths

The Family Tree Christmas Tree Farm ~37 miles away
Ladys Island, SC 29907
Trotter’s Loop
Beaufort, South Carolina 29907
Owners: Janet Mark and Milledge Morris
email: carolinastamper@hargray.com
Phone: (843) 812-2587
Open: Nov 26 – Dec 25
Monday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Choose & Cut Tree Varieties: Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine
Additional Pre-Cut Varieties Available: Fraser Fir
Services include: drill trunk, shake needles, bale tree, assist with loading
Farm Features: Fresh Wreaths

Brewer’s Christmas Tree Farm, Midway Ga. 31320
1067 Robert Hill Rd.
November 26th – December 24th Daylight to Dark-7 days a week.

Edge’s Christmas Tree Farm
1556 Bowen Rushing Rd. Statesboro, Ga. 30458
(912) 687-1330 or (912) 852-5394
Leland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice, and Virginia Pines ranging in size from 4ft to 9ft


Cyber Monday Special: $100 off a LeeAnn Ritch Photography session

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Book a session today (Cyber Monday) with Savannah photographer LeeAnn Ritch & you will receive $100 off a photo session, online proofing and high-resolution CD. So your total would be $300 – if booked today – (a $100 discount from the holiday special cost of $400.)

The Savannah family portrait photographer and mother of two specializes in newborn, baby, child, and family photography. LeeAnn is known for shooting warm, 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 Cyber Monday special.

To 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 LeeAnn Ritch Photography is a SouthernMamas.com sponsor

Free & Half-Off Holiday Parking in Savannah

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The City of Savannah is offering two deals to make it easier to park and shop in Downtown Savannah this holiday season.

DEAL #1 – Test Drive the city’s Garages: From Thanksgiving till the end of December, the first three hours of parking are FREE in all City parking garages between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. With more than 3,000 spaces in the City’s five conveniently-located garages (listed below), there is almost always parking available just a few steps from of one of the most unique shopping districts in the Southeast.

DEAL #2: – Half-Off Parking: Beginning today and for a limited time, the City will sell Parking Smart Cards for 50% OFF their face value. Parking Smart Cards are like gift cards that can be used at any “pay and display” parking meter in Savannah (images of Parking Smart Card and pay and display meters attached). The Cards can be purchased in denominations of $25, $50, $75 or $100. They can be used any time, and have no expiration date. They are perfect stocking stuffers, and a tremendous deal for those who ever park in the Historic District north of Broughton Street, where the pay and display meters are concentrated.

CONTACT: To purchase a Smart Card, call 651-6470, or stop by the Parking Services Office at 100 E. Bryan St., on the ground level of the Bryan Street Parking Garage.

GARAGE INFO: Visit www.savannahga.gov/parking to view a map of garage locations, check rates, and see hours of operation. The five City parking garages are:

– Bryan St. Garage, 100 E. Bryan St., (912) 651-6477

– Liberty St. Garage, 301 W. Liberty St., (912) 644-5934

– Robinson Garage, 132 Montgomery St., (912) 651-6478

– State St. Garage, 100 E. State St., (912) 651-6473

– Whitaker St Garage, 7 Whitaker St., (912) 525-2820

For kid-friendly holiday activities happening in Savannah & the Lowcountry, visit the SouthernMamas.com Holiday Guide here.

December Classes at Mommy & Me Play and Fitness, Richmond Hill

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness in Richmond Hill provides parents a venue to participate in play and fitness classes with their children age 6 weeks to 5 years old

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness offers:
*Parent/Child Classes
*Birthday Parties
*Mommy’s Morning Out
and more!

Gift certificates available! Click here.

Enroll Now for December Classes Filling Fast at Mommy & Me Play and Fitness. Mommy & Me will be closed Dec. 29 & 31.

FREE Story time for the month of December will take place on Thursday, December 1 at 1 PM. Reservations Required. Call 756.2828

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

Like Mommy & Me Play and Fitness on Facebook here.

Charlene R. Ford, EdD
Owner/Program Director

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, www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com, 2552 US Hwy17, Richmond Hill, 31324, 912.756.2828, email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com Mommy & Me Play and Fitness is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Lake Mayer Holiday Camp, Savannah

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

The Nutcracker in Savannah, Sat. Nov. 26

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Make plans to see “The Nutcracker in Savannah” at the downtown Savannah historic Lucas Theatre presented by the Savannah Danse Theatre. Each year the Danse Theatre presents something just a little bit unique to the Nutcracker with no two years exactly alike, adding many local and regional references to the ballet, and featuring local celebrities

The Nutcracker in Savannah presented by The Savannah Danse Theatre
November 26, 2011
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season as Clara’s dream turns larger than life with Savannah as the backdrop of this holiday tradition. Join the Savannah Danse Theatre as we bring the magic of this holiday classic alive in 1945 Savannah! Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season as a young girl’s dream turns larger than life with a special nutcracker, a vengeful river rat, dancing snowflakes and sumptuous ice cream from Leopold’s –all choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s exquisite musical score.

Savannah Danse Theatre brings a stellar ballet production to Savannah residents and their children. Each year the Danse Theatre presents something just a little bit unique to the Nutcracker with no two years exactly alike, adding many local and regional references to the ballet, and featuring local celebrities. The pageantry of the holiday season wouldn’t be the same without this enchanted ballet!

Tickets are $12 for the afternoon show and $35, $28, $21, $15 with a $5 military discount for the evening show, and are available by calling 912-525-5050 or online here. Matinee includes a Meet & Greet with characters following the show.

For more kid-friendly holiday activities happening in Savannah & the Lowcountry, visit the SouthernMamas.com Holiday Guide here.

Sailing with Santa to benefit The Next Generation, Savannah

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

The Next Generation, founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (“The Children’s Hospital”), will receive toy donations from this weekend’s upcoming Sailing with Santa event with Savannah Riverboat Cruises.

Sailing with Santa cruises are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 & 26. Boarding at 1:30pm, sailing from 2-3pm at Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E. River St.

The goal is to help raise toys for children receiving care at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health, Savannah Riverboat Cruises has partnered with The Next Generation for their Sailing with Santa Cruise.

Local families can enjoy a riverboat cruise with Santa, along with games and food. Kids sail FREE with the donation of an unwrapped toy. Purchase tickets here.

Holiday Open House at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Holiday Open House on Friday December 9, 2011 from 5-9pm. There will be live music and Santa will make an appearance at 7pm. The open house will be held in the Conference Center and the Cottage Garden. Call 521-5460 for more info.

Caramel Apple Festival, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Bring the family to Harbour Town for a fun afternoon of fall activities, including caramel apples, games, crafts, and entertainment! For additional information please contact the recreation department: 843.842.1979. Rates vary based on activities.

Gregg Russell Thanksgiving Concert

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Gregg Russell Thanksgiving Concert
Fri, November 25, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Join us under the Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town for a very special Gregg Russell Thanksgiving concert for the entire family, as well as the official lighting of the Harbour Town Lights. Complimentary.

Tybee “Teddy Bear” Tea Party

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Tybee “Teddy Bear” Tea Party
3-5 PM Dec 11 2011 at Tybee Island Wedding Chapel
Admission: Limited to 90 Tickets @ $25 each
Website: tybeeweddingchapel.com/ oceanfrontcottage.com/
Phone: 706.495.6724
For: Teddy, Mommie, and ME!(Grandmommies and Aunties, too!)
•Suzanne Painter through the GA Seminars by the Sea Porcelain Arts School
•Supporting Tybee for the Holidays
•Each child and adult will enjoy tea served on porcelain and each child will hand paint a porcelain plate to be kiln fired as a souvenir
•Special “tea” for all Teddies, too!
•Completed Plates may be picked up at Oceanfront Cottage offices beginning Dec. 12
•All proceeds benefiting the Tybee Post Theater
•Limited to 90 Tickets at $25 each
•Includes Tea for “Teddy”, Child and Adult
•Each additional child in party $10

Christmas Light Boat Parade, Coffee Bluff Marina

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Christmas Light Parade & Chili Cookoff
5 PM Dec 10, 2011 at Coffee Bluff Marina

Bring your best chili recipe and compete for top honors as the chili guru, then watch the boats come by after dark with their Christmas Lights shining

Winter Muster & Battle at Fort McAllister

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Winter Muster & Battle at Fort McAllister
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 2011
Admission: $3.50 – $5
Website: gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister
Phone: 912.727.2339
Come spend the day at the fort watching the Confederate troops prepare for its final battle. The fort will be open to the public from 8 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. with the battle taking place at 5 p.m. Visitors will leave the fort and occupy a safe area to view the short but bloody 15 minute battle. A self-guided tour will be held right after the battle at which time

City Market Christmas for Kids Celebration, Savannah

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

City Market Christmas for Kids Celebration
11 AM-2 PM Dec. 10, 2011
Bring the family to city Market for fun-filled activities including cookie decorating, making ornaments to take home, facepainting, a petting zoo, photos with Father Christmas in the Carriage Tours of Savannah Cinderella carriage and a choir performance. Carriage Tours will be collecting toys for their annual Toys for Tots Promotion.