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Santa Photos & Visits at Just for Baby & More, Savannah

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Santa is coming to Just For Baby & More on Saturdays December 3rd and 10th, 10am-4pm

Please schedule an appointment to come visit Santa at this popular annual tradition at Just for Baby & More, 7701 Waters Ave., Savannah, 31406.

Santa will be at Just for Baby & More for pictures and to learn everything on your little ones’ wish lists!

All proceeds will go to The Next Generation.

Avoid the long lines at the mall and take advantage of our convenient parking and complimentary gift wrapping.

Cost: $25 and you will leave Just for Baby & More with two 5×7 prints with Santa, and a special treat for your little one.

Please come welcome Santa and support this wonderful cause. The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Their mission is to foster a positive healthcare experience and further advance the local medical care for our community’s children, through fundraising, volunteer service and educational social events.

$25 Fee Includes
-Visit with Santa
-Donation
-Two 5×7 Prints by a professional photographer
-Treat for your child
For an additional $10, file of 1 image can be purchased (This will be emailed to you.). Then you can use in a family card or print copies for loved ones.

Just for Baby & More is scheduling appointments to ensure that it is quick and easy for you! Spaces fill up quickly so please call 912-355-4455 or email Casey@justforbaby.net
to reserve your spot!

“Like” Just for Baby & More on Facebook here to stay connected and informed about deals and special events like this.

 

Santa Photos & Visits at Just for Baby & More, Savannah

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Santa is coming to Just For Baby & More on Saturdays December 3rd and 10th, 10am-4pm

Please schedule an appointment to come visit Santa at this popular annual tradition at Just for Baby & More, 7701 Waters Ave., Savannah, 31406.

Santa will be at Just for Baby & More for pictures and to learn everything on your little ones’ wish lists!

All proceeds will go to The Next Generation.

Avoid the long lines at the mall and take advantage of our convenient parking and complimentary gift wrapping.

Cost: $25 and you will leave Just for Baby & More with two 5×7 prints with Santa, and a special treat for your little one.

Please come welcome Santa and support this wonderful cause. The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Their mission is to foster a positive healthcare experience and further advance the local medical care for our community’s children, through fundraising, volunteer service and educational social events.

$25 Fee Includes
-Visit with Santa
-Donation
-Two 5×7 Prints by a professional photographer
-Treat for your child
For an additional $10, file of 1 image can be purchased (This will be emailed to you.). Then you can use in a family card or print copies for loved ones.

Just for Baby & More is scheduling appointments to ensure that it is quick and easy for you! Spaces fill up quickly so please call 912-355-4455 or email Casey@justforbaby.net
to reserve your spot!

“Like” Just for Baby & More on Facebook here to stay connected and informed about deals and special events like this.

Just for Baby & More has friendly and knowledgeable staff who would love to show you our variety of products and help you find the perfect items for your family; Hours Monday – Wednesday 10 AM to 5:30 PM; Thursday & Friday 10 AM to 7 PM; Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM; Sunday Closed. 912.355.4455. Located at 7701 Waters Ave., Savannah, 31406  

Savannah Tree Lighting & Holiday Movie Nite

Friday, November 18th, 2011
The Savannah Holly Days Tree Lighting Festivities will take place on Friday, November 25 in Historic Downtown Savannah on Ellis Square from 4 – 9 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a visit from Santa Claus and live music and dancing from local entertainers from 4 – 6 p.m. The lighting of the Ellis Square Christmas Tree will take place from 6 – 6:30 p.m. The evening ends with two holiday films, which are “Shrek the Halls,” to begin at 6:45 p.m. and “A Christmas Story,” to begin at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The event schedule will include the following:
· Pictures with Santa 4 – 6 p.m.
· Live Entertainment 4 – 6 p.m.
· Ellis Square Tree Lighting 6 – 6:30 p.m.
· Holiday Films 6:45 – 9 p.m.
Shrek the Halls
This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions. 30 minutes.
A Christmas Story
Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the 1940s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher and even good ‘ol Santa Claus himself. 94 minutes. Source: IMDB

For more information and event details, visit the website, www.SavannahHollyDays.com .

Savannah Santa Train Ride & Polar Express Showing

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town at Savannah Santa Train! Don’t miss an opportunity to create a family tradition at Georgia State Railroad Museum. Space is limited, so register today to reserve your family’s spot!

Arrive at Georgia State Railroad Museum in your coziest pajamas to enjoy holiday crafts, games and hot chocolate as you wait for a ride aboard the Savannah Santa Train!

Two age groups:
Little Tots (ages 4 and younger): enjoy hands-on seasonal art activities, cookie decorating, visiting with Santa Claus and story time aboard our holiday train. Siblings are welcome. Reservations and pre-payment are required!
10 AM-noon Sat. Dec. 3
Another chance to enjoy the event for Little Tots (ages 4 and under) if you missed it on Saturday: Sunday, Dec 4 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost for the Little Tot’s Savannah Santa Train:
Children – $10
Non-Member Adults – $5
Member Adults – FREE!

Big Kids (recommended ages 5 and up): enjoy hot chocolate and cookies; see Santa’s magic for themselves on the railroad site before settling in for an evening showing of The Polar Express in the Savannah History Museum theater. Siblings are welcome.
Reservations and pre-payment are required!
4-8:30 PM Sat. Dec. 3
Cost for the Big Kid’s Savannah Santa Train:
Children – $15
Non-Member Adults – $10
Member Adults – $5

Pre-Payment is required.

If you want to add more guests after you have already registered, please call and the museum will accommodate you.
Questions? Call 912-651-6823 or email info@chsgeorgia.org  .

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 601 West Harris Street, Savannah, GA 31401

The Journey Interactive Christmas Story at Savannah Christian Church

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Experience the Christmas Story: “The Journey,” Savannah Christian Church’s interactive Christmas story begins Wed. Nov. 30.

Visitors to “The Journey” become part of the unfolding story as they follow the travels of Mary and Joseph to find an inn with no room, a shepherds’ plain, and a crude stable with a crying baby. Along the way, visitors encounter Roman Guards and evil King Herod, experience the excitement of the marketplace, and hear the angels.

More than 15,000 visitors from across the Southeast will visit Savannah Christian’s Henderson Campus for this event that involves more than 1,000 volunteers.

What: “The Journey” an interactive Christmas Story
Where: Savannah Christian Church’s Henderson Campus, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, 31419
When: 6-8 p.m. nightly, groups depart every five minutes, Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 4 and Dec. 7-11.
Tickets: $5 each, family, military and first responder discounts available at SCC’s The Source bookstore
For more information: SavannahChristian.com

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

The Journey Interactive Christmas Story at Savannah Christian Church

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Experience the Christmas Story: “The Journey,” Savannah Christian Church’si nteractive Christmas story begins Wed. Nov. 30.

Visitors to “The Journey” become part of the unfolding story as they follow the travels of Mary and Joseph to find an inn with no room, a shepherds’ plain, and a crude stable with a crying baby. Along the way, visitors encounter Roman Guards and evil King Herod, experience the excitement of the marketplace, and hear the angels.

More than 15,000 visitors from across the Southeast will visit Savannah Christian’s Henderson Campus for this event that involves more than 1,000 volunteers.

What: “The Journey” an interactive Christmas Story
Where: Savannah Christian Church’s Henderson Campus, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, 31419
When: 6-8 p.m. nightly, groups depart every five minutes, Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 4 and Dec. 7-11.
Tickets: $5 each, family, military and first responder discounts available at SCC’s The Source bookstore
For more information: SavannahChristian.com

“The Journey” interactive Christmas story at Savannah Christian Church begins Nov. 30

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Experience the Christmas Story: “The Journey,” Savannah Christian Church’s interactive Christmas story begins Wed. Nov. 30.

Visitors to “The Journey” become part of the unfolding story as they follow the travels of Mary and Joseph to find an inn with no room, a shepherds’ plain, and a crude stable with a crying baby. Along the way, visitors encounter Roman Guards and evil King Herod, experience the excitement of the marketplace, and hear the angels.

More than 15,000 visitors from across the Southeast will visit Savannah Christian’s Henderson Campus for this event that involves more than 1,000 volunteers.

What: “The Journey” an interactive Christmas Story
Where: Savannah Christian Church’s Henderson Campus, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, 31419
When: 6-8 p.m. nightly, groups depart every five minutes, Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 4 and Dec. 7-11.
Tickets: $5 each, family, military and first responder discounts available at SCC’s The Source bookstore
For more information: SavannahChristian.com

Only one week off school for winter break next school year?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Your input is needed.

The Savannah-Chatham public school district is asking for input on the 2012-13 school calendar by this Friday. The district wants your feedback on the proposed calendar which is causing a stir. If the calendar passes as is, children will be in school through Dec. 21 2012 and then only have a week of winter break.

If you want to weigh in, click here & and peruse the “Proposed Calendar for SY 2013.” Submit your comments by this Friday Nov. 18 at 5 PM

You’re invited: Sock Monkey Portraits, Savannah

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah presents Sock Monkey Portaits, 6-8 PM Sat. Nov. 19 at Foxy Loxy Cafe, 1919 Bull St. Proceeds benefit Live Oak Children’s Therapy.

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah offers children art classes as well as girls’ night out adult workshops where you can turn your favorite photograph into a work of art. For more information about sessions, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com. Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, 31401. Scribble Art Studio a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Zumba classes for all ages at Hull Park

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

You’re invited to take part in new Zumba classes being offered at Hull Park at noon on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays in November.  The classes are open to the public and all ages.  Donations are welcome.

Hull Park is at 504 E. 54th St., near E. 55th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Savannah, 31405.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym exercise programs for children, Wilmington Island

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Coach Val’s Tumblegym provides fun, imaginative exercise programs for children walking through 10 yr olds.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym curriculum integrates physical skill acquisition with social and cognitive learning concepts. Basic gymnastics and tumbling, ball handling skills, strength, balance, and all around coordination activities part of every class. Children “Build More Than Muscles” through group games, obstacle courses, music activities and more.

Testimonial:

“Coach Val, you’re doing a WONDERFUL job with the kids! I did a lot of gymnastics and music classes with my boys when they were little, and your class is by far the best one I’ve seen. You do a great job of engaging the little ones while throwing in plenty of creative learning exercises. Ella absolutely loves the class, and I agree, she’s gained lots of skills in the past few months!”

– Misty H. from Savannah

Located at 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill)

Phone: 912-268-6003

Website: www.coachvals.com

Facebook: Coach Val’s Tumblegym (like page by clicking here for to keep up with latest news and specials)

Gift Certificates available: What great way for grandparents and family members to give child gift that invests in child’s future and development.

Classes available:

Wiggle Worms: 30min/week ages walking – 2yrs
This “Parent and Me class” is designed to incorporate the earliest aspects of physical fitness, enhance fine and gross motor skills, body awareness, and muscle coordination while promoting physical, mental and social development. Music, basic gymnastics movements, and games create a fun and healthy atmosphere for you and your child.
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Grasshoppers: 45 min/week ages 2-3yrs
This toddler class is open to children who enjoy having parents close by and are ready to learn to follow instructions from another adult. We ask parent/guardian to assist until their child is ready to participate on their own. This class continues to enhance your child’s fine and gross motor skills, social skills, strength and coordination through the activities and obstacle courses that emphasize eye-hand coordination, climbing, hanging, jumping, running, and rolling in a fun and safe environment.
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Bumble Bees : 60 min/week ages 3-4yrs
This class continues to enhance and challenge your child’s physical, social and cognitive development. Basic tumbling and gymnastics skills, ball handling skills and preschool concepts are taught. Group activities, teamwork, and fun theme-based curriculum keep your child engaged and excited to participate.
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Fire flies: 60 min/week ages 4-6yrs
This class is designed for children in Pre-K through Kindergarten. Concepts and themes are designed to introduce and reinforce age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, and ball handling are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork.
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Dragon Flies: 60 min/week ages 6-8yrs
This class is designed for children in First and Second grade. Concepts and themes are designed to challenge children using age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, ball handling, and physical fitness skills are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork.
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See website for schedule and rates. Registration online available here.

Additional Programs Now Available (See website for details)

WE-TRAIN: Adult and Child (ages 7-10yrs)

Inclusion class: Adult, child with special needs (ages 5 – 10), and siblings

FREE TRIAL CLASSES available. Unsure your child will participate? Want to see Coach Val in action before you commit to class time? Fill out our free trial form here and try out a class at no cost.

Mention you read about Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site & receive $10 off first months fees.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center, 912-268-6003, www.coachvals.com; On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Giveaway: a child’s North Face Denali jacket from Petite Feet

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Warm up to this:

Petite Feet is giving a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader a child’s in stock North Face Denali Jacket.

Lots of colors. Sizes from 2 Toddler to Large (14-16 year olds)!

To enter to win, “Like” Petite Feet on Facebook by clicking here. Answer this question on the Petite Feet wall: what’s your favorite cold-weather activity to do with the kids (which would be great to wear a new Denali jacket to do)? Example: roasting marshmallows in outdoor fire place; football or soccer games; camping & hiking etc.)

Deadline to enter to win is Dec. 15!

Petite Feet, 5521 Abercorn Street, Savannah, 31405, www.petitefeetsavannah.com, Petite Feet is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

LeeAnn Ritch Photography in Savannah offers holiday special

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

We just had a fun session with Savannah photographer LeeAnn Ritch  this weekend at Bethesda. Amazing photographer, amazing location. LeeAnn is so easy going and patient taking photos my two energetic babies.

LeeAnn Ritch Photography is offering a fabulous holiday special: A photography session, online proofing and high-resolution CD for $400 plus tax (Regular cost is $575)!

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 summer 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.

2 Cutie Patooties hosts Mom’s Shopping Night, Savannah

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

2 Cutie Patooties Monogramming is hosting a Mom’s Shopping Night on 5-7 PM Thurs. Nov. 17 at Monkey Joe’s, 311 Eisenhower, Savannah 31406!

There will be a room full of different vendors for you to complete all of your Christmas shopping at one time!

Kids jump for only $5 while you shop!!

You will also find a lot of great door prizes and bargains.

Vendors include: 2 Cutie Patooties Monogramming, J. Paige Clothing, MicMac Bows, Scentsy , Usborne Books, Biltmore Estates, Stella and Dot and Rodan + Fields Dermatologists

Stay connected with 2 Cutie Patooties & learn about sales like this by “liking” their Facebook page here.

2 Cutie Patooties  “Embroidery & Gifts for the Busy Woman” , 912-856-7096, email 2cutiepatooties@gmail.com  www.2cutiepatooties.com, 7701 Waters Ave. inside JUST FOR BABY & MORE. 2 Cutie Patooties is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Fall Festival Open to the Public, Heard Elementary, Savannah

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

The public is invited to a free fall festival Thursday, November 17th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm hosted by the Virginia Heard Elementary PTA. Admission is FREE and the event is open to the public. The school is located at 414 Lee Boulevard, Savannah, GA.

Children will enjoy fun-filled activities and crafts at this season inspired festival. There will be concession items for sale, sack races, face painting, tug of rope, bean bag toss, Fall-themed Family portraits ($10), and much more!! Tickets for activities are 25¢ each. Come join us for an evening of fun, food, games and GIVEAWAYS!

Savannah Baby Co will be open Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Savannah Baby Company  will open on Thanksgiving from 1-6pm.

Savannah Baby Co. also will list their Thanksgiving specials at Midnight the night before Thanksgiving on Facebook here . What a fun way to work off all that Turkey and jump start shopping.

The store stocks brands familiar to many with an ear (and eye) toward style: Dwell Studio, Dutailier, Baby Jogger, Barefoot Dreams, Stephen Joseph, Zutano, Trumpette, Urban Smalls, Brito, Cybex, Dekor, Ergo Baby, Peg-Perego, Mamaroo, Origami, Earth Mama Angel Baby, KidCo, Eco-Kids, Manhattan Toy, Bambino Mio, Pbnj Baby, iPlay, MD Moms, Goody Goody, ALEX Toys, Zebi Baby, Sassafras, Reisenthel, Life Factory, blabla, Baby KTan, zoe b Organic, Dabbawalla Bags, Yala, Itzy Ritzy and more.

In addition to making a difference in how a home and nursery look, purchases from Savannah Baby Company make another, deeper difference. The company donates five percent of sales to CURE Childhood Cancer.

Savannah Baby Company, 5301 Paulsen in the Medical Arts neighborhood, Monday-Friday, 10-6. Saturday 10-4. 912-480-0212, www.savannahbabyco.com,  Savannah Baby Company is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser