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Swan Lake at Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Saturday, April 28–LUCAS THEATRE
8:00pm Curtain Up
Presented by Savannah Danse Theatre

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.
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 , Tiffany Drabek Studio is a 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 . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio a 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
•Health and Development

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“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 in paperback and Kindle formats. Signed paperbacks are available via .

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 . Register online here.

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

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 .

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.

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 . Register online here.

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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 .

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 or email Dr. Berwitz with any questions at

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.

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“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 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  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 to participate) and a silent auction.

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

For additional information please visit, 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 .


Faith to Foster Informational Session, Savannah

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Chances are you’ve considered, however briefly, becoming a foster family as a way to help allieviate Georgia’s foster children crisis and improve the lives of children.

And chances are you’ve thought of all kinds of reasons not to do so. But what if becoming a foster family came with huge amounts of support, a whole churchload of support to be exact? Would that make you more likely to consider taking in a foster child?

If so, then check out a local network called Faith to Foster, a coalition of Chatham County churches that serve families and children in foster care. The goal of Faith to Foster is to make foster parenting less challenging and more appealing to local families.

You’re invited to a Faith to Foster informational meeting, 6-7:30 PM May 7 at Southside Baptist Church, 5502 Skidaway Road, Savannah 31406. Child care will be provided if you call ahead to ministry director, 912-355-9555.

For more info on Faith to Foster including how you can help volunteer to aid local foster families or bring the program to your church, click here or email Faith to Foster ministry director Jenn Menn at or call 912.925.5074.

Read more about Faith to Foster and the foster mom behind it – who along with her husband have fostered a total of 17 children (not all at once) since 2007 – in my Savannah Morning News column this week here.

Gazing in the Garden (Astronomy) & Movie Night, Savannah

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

You are invited to Gazing in the Garden & Movie Night @ Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens.
Saturday, June 23, 2012.
7:00pm until 10:00pm.
1950’s science fiction movie starting at 7pm and stargazing on the great lawn through high-powered telescopes at 8pm. Oglethorpe Astronomical Association provides huge telescopes & knowledge.
Click here for a list of kid-friendly astronomy books!