Archive for April, 2012

Spring 2012 Girls on the Run 5K Celebration Run, Savannah

Monday, April 30th, 2012

5k Celebration Run – May 12, 2012
The Happiest Run Around Town!
Savannah State University Wright Stadium
Enter via LaRoche Avenue SSU Gate
Professionally timed race
Race awards, raffles, entertainment
Men, Women, Kids & Jogging Strollers All Welcome!
Race Time 8:30AM Register online $25. Race day, $35
Packet Pickup 7:00AM 912.349.1528 more info

REGISTER NOW HERE

Rummage Sale at Christian Heritage Montessori School, Bluffton

Monday, April 30th, 2012

ChessFest Tournament for Area Youth, Oglethorpe Mall, Savannah

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Oglethorpe Mall to Host ChessFest Tournament for Area Youth on May 16

ChessFest Tournament. Organized by Gould Elementary, the Chessfest Tournament is a chess competition, featuring 150 students from six local-area schools. Participating schools include Gould Elementary, Georgetown Elementary, Godley Station, Hesse School, Largo-Tibet Elementary and Bethesda Academy. Certificates will be awarded to all students who participate in the tournament.

Teachers use the game of chess to teach mathematical reasoning and creative problem solving. Chess stimulates advanced cognitive skills and nurtures critical thinking abilities.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May FREE Family Fun Night, The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

May Free Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum
5:30-7:30 PM Fri. May 4
Come join us for this FREE Family Night of fun and check out the Sandbox’s new “Gravity in Motion” exhibit in the Construction Zone as well as their International Cafe exhibit featuring “Japan”.
Free admission to the museum, bounce house, light dinner and fun arts and crafts!
Final Family Fun Night before summer.

Kids’ Summer Pottery Camp at Savannah’s Clay Spot

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Here’s the imaginative Savannah camp you’ve been looking for: Kids Summer Pottery Camp at Savannah’s Clay Spot.

Discount: Register your child(ren) for a week camp at full price ($150) & receive a second week of camp for half price ($75). Your kids will have a wonderful time working in the studio for two weeks out of their summer.

Pottery camp at Savannah’s Clay Spot is a unique opportunity for children to work as actual artist in a professional ceramic studio. Each week young students will learn a variety of ceramic techniques. Children will create on the potter’s wheel and use several hand building methods as they unleash their imaginations as they create wonderful works of art. Each camp will have a different inspirational theme and will be different, giving the opportunity for children to be involved in multiple camps.

Camp Schedule

Each weekly Camp will be held Monday-Friday 9am-12noon
$150 includes all supplies

Week 1-June 11-June 15, Ages 8-16
Week 2- June 18-June 29, Ages 6-10
Week 3-June 25-June 29, Ages 8-16
Week 4- July 9-July 13, Ages 6-10
Week 5-July 16-July 20, Ages 8-16
Week 6-July 23-July 27, Ages 6-10
Week 7-July 30-August 3, Ages 8-16
Week 8-August 6-August 10, Ages 6-10
Week 9-August 13-August 17, Ages 8-16
Week 10- August 20-24, Ages 6-10

Camp sizes are limited to 7-10 children so register early. Payment with registration will secure your child’s spot

Follow Savannah Clay Spot on Facebook here.

Savannah Clay Spot, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah 31401, www.savannahsclayspot.com, On Facebook here, 912.509.4647. Savannah’s Clay Spot is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Telfair Museum’s ArtZeum (kids’ museum) Opening Celebration, Savannah

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

ArtZeum Opening Celebration
11 AM – 2 PM

You are invited to this special family event
Telfair Museums announce the opening of four new exhibits designed for preschool children and families. Funded by the Telfair Academy Guild, the new activities are installed in the ArtZeum – the children’s museum space at Telfair’s Jepson Center.

An opening celebration will take place on Saturday, May 19 at 11 am with activities in the ArtZeum and museum studios continuing through 2 pm. Admission is free to families during this event, sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild.

One of Telfair Museum's new ArtZeum Stations shown in construction at Studio Displays Inc. This image shows an architectural play space inspired by Gari Melchers’ work, The Unpretentious Garden.

The ArtZeum is in the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, 207 W York St, Savannah GA 31401 More info here. Telfair Museums are a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah Derby Devils Season Opener, Savannah

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Savannah vs. Fayetteville Roller Derby 5:00 pm Annual Fresh Meat Scrimmage
7:00 pm All Stars vs. Fayetteville, NC

The Savannah Derby Devils take on the Rogue Roller Girls of Fayetteville, NC, in the SDD’s debut 2012 bout at the Savannah Civic Center.

The first game of the double header will be the annual Fresh Meat Scrimmage featuring the SDD Class of 2012.

This family-friendly event offers two back-to-back bouts, live music by the Mensa Bullies and the Charles Ellis School Band, activities for kids, raffles and roller derby merchandise. Beer and wine will be available.

Raffle proceeds will go to the night’s sponsored charity, COPE (Childhood Obesity Prevention + Education.)

Tickets:
Adults $12-16
Kids 2-12 $2
* Kids under 2 are free
* Civic Center service & delivery fees apply

May 12: Civic Center Box office opens at 4:00pm, Doors to the arena open at 4:30pm

Hubbard’s Maid Service Mother’s Day 2012 Special

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Hubbard’s Maid Service wants to help you celebrate Mother’s Day (May 13) in a very special way.

Hubbard’s Maid Service has gift certificates available for Mother’s Day. After all, maid service is the perfect gift for a busy mom! Anyone who purchases 4 hours of maid service for Mom this upcoming Mother’s Day will also receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant as an added bonus!

It’s Hubbard’s Maid Service way of wishing you “Happy Mother’s Day”–with many more to come!

Call today: 912-961-9131.

Hubbard’s Maid Service, 912.961.9131, www.hubbardsmaidservice.com Hubbard’s Maid Service is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Buckwalter Place Farmers Market, Bluffton

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Tuesdays beginning May 1, 2012
2pm – 6pm
Visit the Buckwalter Place Farmers Market every Tuesday 2pm – 6pm and get your weekly supply of fresh vegetables.
Visit the website here

For more local Farmers’ Markets, click here,

www.buckwalterplace.com

 

 

Puppet People Entertainment at Tall Ships Challenge, Savannah

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Come to KIDS COVE at the Tall Ships Challenge.
Puppet People promises you “Magical Memories That Will Last A Lifetime!”
* See King Neptune & the Magical Filets strolling the beside the tall ships!
• Take part in our interactive puppet production, Capt’n Splatter!
* Have your face painted so amazingly, your mother won’t even recognize you!
Dates: Saturday & Sunday – May 5th & 6th
Location: Morrell Park at the east end of River Street
CAPT’N SPLATTER PUPPET SHOW
11:00 AM and again at 2:00 PM
STROLLING CHARACTERS
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
FACE PAINTING
9:30AM till 6:00 PM

Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House, Savannah

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House
May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18; 4:30 p.m. May 24, 25, 31; 5 p.m.
On Thursday and Friday afternoons in May.
Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden. For more information, please call 912.236.8097
http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

Tybee Island Kite Flying Festival

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Tybee Island Kite Flying Festival
May 6, 2012
Come fly your kite, or watch others fly their colorful kites at North Beach area & in front of the Tybee Lighthouse Museum from 11:00 am – 2 p.m. This should be a great photo op too!

Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heros”, Savannah

Friday, April 27th, 2012

SESAME STREET LIVE “ELMO’S SUPER HEROS” at Savannah Civic Center, Johnny Mercer Theater

3 PERFORMANCES!!!

SHOW 1- JUNE 19, 2012 7:00 PM
SHOW 2- JUNE 20, 2012 10:30AM
SHOW 3- JUNE 20, 2012 7:00 PM

Details here.

Savannah’s new therapeutic yoga studio Ganesha’s Place opens May 5

Friday, April 27th, 2012

ganesha's therapeutic yoga savannahWe’re so thrilled to learn about the May opening of Ganesha’s Place, which is offering a variety of therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids & restorative yoga for caretakers. There is such a need for something like Ganesha’s Place in Savannah.

You’re invited to the Grand Opening of Ganesha’s Place, Sat. May 5, 2012.

The ribbon cutting will be held at 11 am, followed by class demonstrations until 3 PM.
In celebration of their Grand Opening, Ganesha’s Place is offering “Bring a Friend & Get the Class Free” for all classes during the month of May. Thai Massage & Reiki sessions discounted to $75 per session.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, http://ganeshasplace.com/ Ganesha’s Place is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah’s new therapeutic yoga studio Ganesha’s Place opens May 5

Friday, April 27th, 2012

ganesha's therapeutic yoga savannahWe’re so thrilled to learn about the May opening of Ganesha’s Place, which is offering a variety of therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids & restorative yoga for caretakers. There is such a need for something like Ganesha’s Place in Savannah.

You’re invited to the Grand Opening of Ganesha’s Place, Sat. May 5, 2012.

The ribbon cutting will be held at 11 am, followed by class demonstrations until 3 PM.
In celebration of their Grand Opening, Ganesha’s Place is offering “Bring a Friend & Get the Class Free” for all classes during the month of May. Thai Massage & Reiki sessions discounted to $75 per session.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, http://ganeshasplace.com/ Ganesha’s Place is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Learn about Savannah’s new Junior Roller Derby league for girls ages 10-17 @ Meeting & Pizza Party

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Junior Roller Derby Meeting & Pizza Party

Learn about Savannah’s new league for girls ages 10-17,

2-4 p.m. May 13 Garden City Gym

The Savannah Junior Roller Derby is seeking coaches and young skaters to take the new team to the next level!

The SJRD will host a Meeting & Pizza Party to discuss our immediate goals at 2-4 p.m. May 13 at the Garden City Gym, 160 Priscilla Thomas Way (just behind Groves High School.) Pizza, beverages and some skating. The cost will be $5 per child (cash) at the door and parents must sign a liability waiver for their children to skate. Use of rental skates and some protective gear will be available at no cost.

The event takes place the day after the Savannah Derby Devils’ season opener starting at 5 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center on May 12.

The SJRD is for girls ages 10-17 who want to learn to skate and play roller derby and for adults who want to teach skating, positive team competition and sportswomanship through a sport that reflects empowering, strong images of women of all body types. We would like to start holding weekly private practices at the Garden City Gym and signing on dues-paying members.

While the SJRD operates under the umbrella of the Savannah Derby Devils women’s flat-track roller derby league, the SJRD is looking for a regular coach(es)/trainer(s) with skating experience who can plan and lead weekly practices based on JRDA training materials available at http://juniorrollerderby.org/trainers.html .

For information, email savannahjuniorderby@gmail.com .

Info Box

What: Savannah Junior Roller Derby Meeting & Pizza Party

When: 2-4 p.m. May 13

Where: Garden City Gym, 160 Priscilla Thomas Way (behind Groves High School)

Cost: $5 per child, cash only. Register at the door. Parents must sign a liability waiver for children to skate.

Swan Lake at Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Saturday, April 28–LUCAS THEATRE
8:00pm Curtain Up
Presented by Savannah Danse Theatre
http://savannahdance.com/

Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch, Savannah

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch.
April 29 4:00 PM
Pick strawberries, tour the farm from 4-5:30pm. Fried Chicken Dinner and traditional fixin’s including strawberry shortcake served at 5pm. Reservations required. $20 per person, including children.
http://www.ugaextension.com/bamboo
912-921-5460
Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens

Kids Pottery & Sculpture Classes: 2012 Spring & Summer Camp Offerings, Savannah

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Take a sculpture or pottery class to learn something new…or continue a flourishing hobby! Classes are centrally located in Midtown Savannah.

The sculpture classes include instruction in different hand building techniques such as coiling, slab work, pinching, carving, and bas-relief designs. The pottery instruction involves learning how to center the clay on the wheel, how to make plates, bowls and cylinders, and how to attach handles and make surface designs.

At the end of the session children will apply either underglaze paints or glazes to complete their work with a splash of color. All work will be finished with a gloss glaze and fired.

The fees include all materials and firings. The work will be available for pick up after all of the firings have been done. Please call or email Tiffany with any questions or to register.

To complete registration, please send a $20 deposit to Tiffany Drabek to Tiffany Drabek Studio, 215 East 64th St., Savannah, 31405 . The balance of the tuition will be due at the first class. $10 off total family tuition if an additional sibling signs up.

Spring Classes:
Sculpture $70
5 Tuesdays April 24-May 29(skip April 22) from 4:00-5 P.M. (ages 4 and up)
Pottery $130
7 Wednesdays April 11-May 30(skip May 23) from 4-5:30 P.M. (ages 7 and up)
Summer Camp Pottery and Sculpture Classes:
Sculpture $70
Monday-Friday, July 23-27, 9:30-10:30 A.M. (ages 4 and up)
Pottery Session 1 $95
Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 9:30-11:00 A.M. (ages 7 and up)
Pottery Session 2 $95
Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 9:30-11 A.M. (ages 7 and up)
Note: $10 off total tuition if student registers for both summer pottery sessions

About Tiffany Drabek: Tiffany is a local potter and ceramic sculptor. She has a BA in Art and French from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and has been working in her medium since graduation in Dec. ’91. In Savannah, she has been teaching clay classes to adults and children since 1999, and she has specifically taught home school students pottery, sculpture, and art history since 2001. She offers pottery birthday parties throughout the year to children as well as adults.

Tiffany Drabek Studio, 215 East 64th St., Savannah, 31405, (912) 692-0659, email tiffanydrabek@gmail.com , www.tiffanydrabekdesigns.com Tiffany Drabek Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

50% off Scribble Art Studio Summer Camps in Pooler on Living Social this week

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Scribble Art Studio is offering a Living Social deal this week for summer camp at the Pooler location. Click here to check out the 50% off deal.

Choose from several week-long art classes for $75 (regularly $150) in different age brackets for kids ranging from ages 4 to 8. Themed camp sessions range from Storybook Magic, Time Travel, and Under the Sea, with camp sessions happening during select weeks throughout the summer. Camp is 10 AM to noon and the five-day sessions run from June 18 to July 27. More here.

For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Summer 2012 Program in Pooler: $80/wk

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

A.S.P.I.R.E (Achieving Success-Pursuing Inspiration- Reaching Excellence) an I-Youth program for ages 10-17 designed to help students to develop portfolios through the application of skills aquired. Located at 309 Hwy 80 in Pooler, GA near Fitness Witness.

Students will enjoy special guest appearances, networking events and much more. Apply online by clicking here

•Goal Setting
•Social Media Etiquette
•Vocabulary & Oral Communication Development
•Leadership
•Health and Development

I-Youth program is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

“Dunaway’s Crossing” is the debut novel of a Savannah mother & English professor

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

We love when our Savannah moms have something to celebrate. And Nancy Brandon - Savannah mother of two and English professor – definitely does. Nancy recently published her first novel “Dunaway’s Crossing.” Congratulations, Nancy!

Nancy Brandon grew up in middle Georgia, and she graduated from the University of Georgia. She has taught college English for the past twenty years in Savannah, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Here’s a sample of what Nancy’s novel is about:

“Savannah newlywed Bea Dot Ferguson has it all: breathtaking beauty, a lavish home, and a wealthy husband—who bears her nothing but contempt. When his brutality results in the loss of her baby, she realizes she must break away from him. But how can she do so without opening a Pandora’s box of shameful secrets? For peace of mind until she figures out her next step, Bea Dot travels to sleepy Pineview, Georgia to visit her cousin. But upon arrival, she learns the rural town is beset with Spanish influenza. And Bea Dot finds herself fighting for survival, not only from her cruel husband, but from an invisible foe, the deadliest the world has ever seen.”

Currently, Dunaway’s Crossing is available via Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Signed paperbacks are available via www.nancybrandon.com .

In a few weeks, the book should be available through Barnes and Noble and is now available at at E. Shaver Bookseller at 326 Bull Street in Savannah. All copies of Dunaway’s Crossing at E. Shaver are signed by Nancy Brandon.

Savannah Summer Camps 2012: Jewelry Making, Video Game Development & Pre-K Art camps at Telfair Museums

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers fun and enlightening summer camps for Pre-K through high school age students. Camps are taught by professional artists and educators and include hands on studio activities, visits to the museum exhibitions, and an exhibition of campers’ projects at the Jepson Center. Discount registration for museum members. Contact Kip Bradley for more information at 912.790.8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org . Register online here.

Here are just a few of the creative summer camps offered:

GEEK BLING, TECHNO – JEWELRY AND FASHION ACCESSORIES
Ages 13-18
July 9-13 / 9 am-3 pm
Members $175 /
Non-members $195
Learn basic jewelry-making skills and explore accessory design by transforming outdated technology into wearable art. Students will create unique necklaces, bracelets, earrings and even a handbag using recycled computer parts, LEDs and electro luminescent wire. This class is ideal for middle school to high school students with an interest in jewelry and fashion. The program culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work .

VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT
Ages 14-18 / July 9-13 / 9 am-3 pm
Members $175/ Non-members $195
In this week long camp student will build their own video game. Students will explore, play, and develop video games while learning computer programing from scratch using Game Maker.
The summer camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

CREATIVE TRANSFORMATIONS – PRE-K CAMP
Ages 4-6
August 6-10/ 9 am-12 pm
Members $100 / Non-Members $125
Students in this camp will be met each day with a creative challenge. Inspired by current DIY trends, we will encourage your Pre-K student to turn the everyday into art. They will explore craft, sculpture, and fine art materials to make their own ingenious nothing/something. Projects include making your own water color kit and sketch book, building the best paper airplane, sculpture and light with LED’s and the DIY paint brush set. The program culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

Contact Kip Bradley for more information at 912.790.8823 or bradleyk@telfair.org . Register online here.

Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Giveaway: FREE Sonicare for Kids from Dr. Steven G. Berwitz DMD

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

UPDATE: Winner is Laura Whitener Caputo! Congratulations Laura!

Enter to win a FREE Sonicare for Kids! To enter to win, “LIKE” Dr. Steven G. Berwitz DMD’s Facebook page here and share your trick for making tooth brushing fun! Deadline to enter to win is May 6. We’ll pick a winner at random & announce the winner on SouthernMamas Facebook page.

The efficient Sonicare for Kids toothbrush includes a timer that allows them to brush on their own, without us parents to have to nag – yet it reminds them how long they should be brushing. Plus, Sonicare means that it’s made to brush effectively, reaching each angle and surface.

Guest post by Savannah dentist Steven G. Berwitz, DMD

“Not only am I a dentist, but I am also the dad of a high-energy three-year old. Just like you, I’ve learned that I need to do things a certain way if I want my son to do what I want him to do. When you’re little, it just takes a little extra to make a boring task more exciting—and sometimes it takes a little persuasion to show that boring chores can be fun! Brushing teeth is one of those chores that parents ask me about all of the time. Daily I get the question “What is the trick to getting my kid to brush???”

Win a Sonicare for Kids from Savannah dentist Dr. Steven G. Berwitz DMD

As a family dentist who sees kids of all ages in my office on a daily basis, I can tell you about a few tips and tricks I use both at home and in my chair to deal with the ever so important task of brushing teeth.

1. Foam Wars! This is a favorite of little kids who love MESS! My 3 year old is a big fan of this game. Grab mom, dad, brother and sister, your favorite tooth brush, age-appropriate tooth paste and start brushing. The longer you brush the more foam there is! Make sure your kid is hitting all surfaces—back teeth, front teeth, top and bottom—showing them how a circular motion with the brush creates more foam. The winner with the most foam gets to stay up an extra 5 minutes, a sticker, or any other reward that your child will think is awesome.

2. Teddy Bear Dentist: My son loves to pretend he is a doctor with his stuffed animals—bandaging them up, checking their heart beat, taking their temperature–so we started to use this same method with brushing teeth. He knows that Daddy is a “tooth doctor” and at night before bed we set-up the Teddy Bear Tooth Doctor Office. One by one he brushes their teeth with a spare tooth brush, telling them to swish, spit and dry their mouth. When one of the bears is “scared” to brush his teeth, we ask our son to show the bear how it is done—this is when we jump into action. We have our son show the bear that it’s not scary to brush tops, bottoms, backs and sides. It can be a long pre-bedtime routine, but it does make it fun!

3. Get the bugs! Your kids have probably heard about cavities, but they may not fully understand how they get them or what they are. After my son eats a sugary treat, I tell him that there are little bugs on his teeth that we need to catch so that they don’t snack on the sugar on his teeth. We make it into a “chase game” where I need to catch the bugs with his tooth brush to get them off. After we have caught all of the bugs we let him swish and spit, which he thinks is a blast.

No matter how you tackle tooth brushing, don’t assume that it’ll be easy — and don’t expect perfection. Most toddlers are not cooperative about getting their teeth brushed and some older kids just will not do it without constantly being reminded. For younger kids, be sure to match their tooth-cleaning attempts with thorough cleaning of your own, and for kids of all ages, introduce them to a dentist at a young age so they are comfortable in the chair and know the importance of oral hygiene.

Dr. Berwitz is a Savannah-area dentist who is here to meet the dental needs of you and your entire family. He sees patients of all ages and welcomes you to make an appointment with him today by calling 912-355-5004 or visiting his web site at www.stevenberwitzdmd.com .

Steven G. Berwitz, DMD, 7805 Waters Ave., Suite 1A. For more information or to make an appointment, call (912) 355-5004. Visit the Dr. Steven Berwitz Website www.stevenberwitzdmd.com/ or email Dr. Berwitz with any questions at rebecca@stevenberwitzdmd.com

Savannah Summer Camps 2012: Alice in Wonderland Camp

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

What a fun, creative theme for a camp: Alice in Wonderland Summer Camp.
9 AM-Noon June 25-29.
For ages rising Kindergarten through 4th grade girls & boys.
The camp will be at Hancock Day School, 6600 Howard Foss Dr. Savannah, 31406
Cost: $130 includes daily snacks and all supplies.

Under the guidance of Hancock teacher Nancy Martin, the students will:
-learn about the literary elements from this classic children’s novel
-play hedgehog crochet
-perform skits with masks they’ve made
-have their faces painted
-find that Cheshire Cat that keeps disappearing
-and have a Grand Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Friday

Join Mrs. Martin for a “WONDER”FUL WEEK!
Be sure to turn your registration form and money no later than Friday, May 4, 2012. Call 656-8798 with any questions.

Alice in Wonderland Camp is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

“12 Dancing Princesses” at Savannah Children’s Theatre

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The Savannah Children’s Theatre presents 12 Dancing Princesses, a new version of the Grimm fairy tale. Written by national playwright and director Max Bush, 12 Dancing Princesses premiers this week at the Children’s Theatre. Show dates and times are April 27-29 and May 4-6; Fridays at 7:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm.Tickets for these shows are $12 for adults, $10 for children and military families. Tickets can be purchased at www.savannahchildrenstheatre.com or at the theatre, 2160 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center, next to the Piggly Wiggly. 238-9015.

“12 Dancing Princesses” play at Savannah Children’s Theatre

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The Savannah Children’s Theatre presents 12 Dancing Princesses, a new version of the Grimm fairy tale. Written by national playwright and director Max Bush, 12 Dancing Princesses premiers this week at the Children’s Theatre. Show dates and times are April 27-29 and May 4-6; Fridays at 7:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm.Tickets for these shows are $12 for adults, $10 for children and military families. Tickets can be purchased at www.savannahchildrenstheatre.com  or at the theatre, 2160 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center, next to the Piggly Wiggly. 238-9015.

2012 Hilton Head Is. Seafood Fest (w/a Kids’ Zone)

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The fifth annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest, sponsored by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, is set to take place Friday, April 27, 2012, 5-8pm, and Saturday, April 28, 11am-5pm, at Shelter Cove Community Park.

The popular, family-friendly event serves as the foundation’s annual fundraiser with proceeds –from admissions, beverage sales, restaurant purveyor fees, artists’ fees and auction funds – benefiting the American Cancer Society, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center and the Island Recreation Scholarship Fund.

The Friday night component of this year’s Seafood Fest, now a two-day event, will be a more intimate gathering than the main event on Saturday and will feature live entertainment from Cranford & Sons—Hilton Head Island’s Rockabilly-Folk Explosion/Low Country Stomp band—as well as delicious food from Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Skull Creek Boathouse and Street Meet.

Seafood Fest will continue on Saturday and feature more than a dozen area restaurants dishing up local and regional seafood specialties, and other tasty dishes, as well as an “Iron Chef”-style competition, local artists showcasing their talents, live entertainment by The Headliners and a silent auction with incredible items.

Participating restaurants include: Alexander’s, American Culinary Federation, Black Marlin,

Bluffton Oyster Co., The Chart House, The Crazy Crab, Giuseppi’s, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, The Old Oyster Factory, Red Fish, Skull Creek Boathouse, Steamers Seafood, Street Meet, Wreck of the Salty Dog, among others. Up to six local chefs will compete in the “Iron Chef” event, modeled after the TV show of the same name. Competing chefs will be presented with identical “mystery baskets” containing a variety of ingredients, including two local seafood items, and each chef will be allotted one hour to create an appetizer and an entrée.

The Headliners, a long-time favorite musical group among locals and visitors, will perform big band, classic 50s and 60s rock-‘n’-roll, beach music, Motown, disco hits from the 70s and hits from the 90s.

Additional activities will include a “Kids Zone” with inflatable bounce houses and games, Famous Crab Races, a Bocce Ball Tournament hosted by the Italian American Club of Hilton Head (please contact info@iachh.org to participate) and a silent auction.

Admission is $5 for adults and FREE for kids younger than 12.

For additional information please visit davidmcarmines.org, or call 843.681.2772 x137.

Doggie Carnival 2012, Forsyth Park, Savannah

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 6th from 12noon – 4pm for our 12th Annual Doggie Carnival in Forsyth Park. This Humane Society Fundraising event is a fun-filled carnival with great food, games, contests, prizes and the best dog-watching of the year, all in one of our most beautiful parks!

For details click here.

Where Kids Eat FREE (or almost) Savannah Restaurants Listing

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Summer is coming and who wants to cook in the heat?

This economic crisis has many of us cutting back financially. That includes not eating out as often. But there are local restaurants where kids eat for free or at a discount on certain nights. Check our listing of KIDS EAT FREE (or almost) Restaurants regularly so while Savannah heats up, your kitchen doesn’t have to.

Our KIDS EAT FREE restaurant list includes non-fast food eateries, too, including Bonna Bella Yacht Club, Bella’s Italian Cafe, Rocks on the River, Barberitos Southwestern Grille & more. If you know of other local restaurants that offer Kids Eat Free Nights, please email the info to anne@southernmamas.com .

FOR A LISTING OF VARIOUS KIDS EAT FREE NIGHTS IN SAVANNAH-AREA RESTAURANTS, CLICK HERE

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