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Tybee Island Fireworks

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

JULY 3: July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks: Tybee Is.’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. The show starts around dark (around 9:15 p.m.). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. (912) 786-5444 or (800) 868-2322.

Fourth of July 2012 Events in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

SAVANNAH/TYBEE ISLAND AREA

JULY 3: July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks: Tybee Is.’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. The show starts around dark (around 9:15 p.m.). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. (912) 786-5444 or (800) 868-2322.

JULY 4: July 4th BeachSweep sponsored by The Tybee Beautification Association, 6:30 a.m. Tybee Pavilion. Volunteers should meet at the Tybee Pavilion for information and supplies. Water and snacks will be provided. Come show your patriotism by cleaning up the beach after the fireworks!

JULY 4: Savannah’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza on River Street hosted by the Riverfront Association . Music, food, live shows, contests, and more. FREE Head to Rousakis Plaza about 5 p.m., bring a blanket and some snacks, fireworks beginning around 9:15 p.m.

JULY 4: Fort Pulaski Independance Day Celebration featuring children’s activities. Musket firing demos, scheduled at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., will be followed by a muster or Civil War inspection. At 1 p.m., children of all ages will be able to make their own “Flat Civil War Soldier”. The park’s Independence Day activities will also include a presentation about the game of baseball during the Civil War era. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Entrance fee: $5 per person, ages 15 and under are free. (912) 786-5787 or nps.gov/fopu.

JULY 4: Coastal Heritage Society museums, Savannah: A reading of the Declaration of Independence and learn about the 1779 Battle of Savannah. Take a Battle of Savannah tour with a Revolutionary War soldier and see the exhibit on the battle in the Savannah History Museum, tour the battlefield and experience a musket demonstration. At the Georgia State Railroad Museum, take a train tour with a historic steam locomotive, experience operating a hand car, tour Pullman rail cars and some icons of the railroad (boxcars and caboose). Special children’s activities will be conducted throughout the day. You can also visit Old Fort Jackson and step into the shoes of those soldiers that were stationed at Georgia’s oldest brick fort during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Experience what life was like for those soldiers: try on period uniforms, participate in an artillery crew, and watch cannon and musket demonstrations. Throughout the day there will be a variety of children’s activities as well as blacksmith demonstrations. More info here.

JULY: Leopold’s I Pledge for Ice Cream Project throughout July 2012.
From 4-7 PM July 1 through July 30, children 12 and younger who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory will be rewarded with a free child’s scoop of ice cream at Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401.
“I Pledge” started in Savannah and has spread to ice cream shops nationwide, so click here or visit the Facebook page here for participating stores in other states.

HILTON HEAD IS./BLUFFTON AREA

July 4: 27th Annual Firecracker 5000 5K – Hilton Head Is.
The 5K (3.1 miles) Hilton Head Firecracker 5000 course starts and finishes behind the Mall at Shelter Cove at Shelter Cove Community Park and takes participants through the fast and flat roads around Shelter Cove Harbour. The festive post-race celebration features music, fresh fruit, ice cold refreshments, door prizes and more.

July 4: Red, White & Blue Kids’ Bike Parade in Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Is.
8:30 AM July 4
Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog, or kids for a fun parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30am to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade lineup begins promptly at 9:30am, and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies available to first 100 registered. Following the parade, join us for a bounce house, face painting, spray tattoos and much more.
For more info: 843.842.1979.

July 4: “Pop Goes the Sandbox” family fun event at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
10 AM-2 PM Wed. July 4
Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. Scavenger hunts, games and fun arts & crafts. Decorate holiday cookies and make a patriotic craft. Outside fun includes many carnival games and prizes, bubble fun, snow cones and playing in The Sandbox’s Bounce House.
Enjoy a BBQ picnic provided by One Hot Mama’s with all the fixin’s and a big flag birthday cake provided by Harris Teeter. There will be lemonade and snow cones to keep you cool.
Cost: $10 per person (under 12 months are free) and includes admission to the museum, all activities and the picnic. Sandbox Members, active military and seniors are $8 per person.
18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. For more info, call 843.842.7645 or email crinehart@thesandbox.org .
www.thesandbox.org

July 4: Watermelon Eating Contest, Hilton Head Is
2:30 PM July 4
Visit the Sea Pines Beach Club to participate in the watermelon eating contest. For more info, call 843.842.1979.

July 4-6: Gregg Russell Concerts, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
8-9:30am
July 4 – July 6
Outdoor family concerts with children’s entertainer Gregg Russell, a classic at The Sea Pines Resort. FREE. More info here.

Three different fireworks displays on Hilton Head Island on Wednesday, July 4:

July 4: Harbour Town Fireworks
Activities for the kids, live music and entertainment as well as food and beverages. The fireworks will start around 9:15 pm (dusk). The fireworks are shot from a barge in Calibogue Sound.
$5 gate fee to enter Sea Pines Resort and a free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort. For more info, call (843-785-3333) or visit www.seapines.com .

July 4: Shelter Cove Harbour Fireworks
Special patriotic music performed by Shannon Tanner who performs at 6:30 and 8:00 pm. The fireworks display will begin right after dusk. For more info, call 800-827-3006 or visit www.palmettodunes.com .

July 4: Skull Creek Fireworks
Fireworks are launched from a barge in Skull Creek (Intracoastal Waterway). The fireworks in Skull Creek begin at 9.30 pm. Live entertainment before the fireworks display at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Chart House or the Skull Creek Boathouse beginning at 6 pm.

Fourth of July 2012 Events in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

SAVANNAH/TYBEE ISLAND AREA

JULY 3: July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks: Tybee Is.’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. The show starts around dark (around 9:15 p.m.). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. (912) 786-5444 or (800) 868-2322.

JULY 4: July 4th BeachSweep sponsored by The Tybee Beautification Association, 6:30 a.m. Tybee Pavilion. Volunteers should meet at the Tybee Pavilion for information and supplies. Water and snacks will be provided. Come show your patriotism by cleaning up the beach after the fireworks!

JULY 4: Savannah’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza on River Street hosted by the Riverfront Association . Music, food, live shows, contests, and more. FREE Head to Rousakis Plaza about 5 p.m., bring a blanket and some snacks, fireworks beginning around 9:15 p.m.

JULY 4: Fort Pulaski Independance Day Celebration featuring children’s activities.  Musket firing demos, scheduled at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., will be followed by a muster or Civil War inspection.  At 1 p.m., children of all ages will be able to make their own “Flat Civil War Soldier”. The park’s Independence Day activities will also include a presentation about the game of baseball during the Civil War era. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Entrance fee: $5 per person, ages 15 and under are free. (912) 786-5787 or nps.gov/fopu.

JULY 4: Coastal Heritage Society museums, Savannah: A reading of the Declaration of Independence and learn about the 1779 Battle of Savannah. Take a Battle of Savannah tour with a Revolutionary War soldier and see the exhibit on the battle in the Savannah History Museum, tour the battlefield and experience a musket demonstration. At the Georgia State Railroad Museum, take a train tour with a historic steam locomotive, experience operating a hand car, tour Pullman rail cars and some icons of the railroad (boxcars and caboose). Special children’s activities will be conducted throughout the day. You can also visit Old Fort Jackson and step into the shoes of those soldiers that were stationed at Georgia’s oldest brick fort during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Experience what life was like for those soldiers: try on period uniforms, participate in an artillery crew, and watch cannon and musket demonstrations. Throughout the day there will be a variety of children’s activities as well as blacksmith demonstrations. More info here.

JULY: Leopold’s I Pledge for Ice Cream Project throughout July 2012.
From 4-7 PM July 1 through July 30, children 12 and younger who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory will be rewarded with a free child’s scoop of ice cream at Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401.
“I Pledge” started in Savannah and has spread to ice cream shops nationwide, so click here or visit the Facebook page here for participating stores in other states.

HILTON HEAD IS./BLUFFTON AREA

July 4: 27th Annual Firecracker 5000 5K – Hilton Head Is.
The 5K (3.1 miles) Hilton Head Firecracker 5000 course starts and finishes behind the Mall at Shelter Cove at Shelter Cove Community Park and takes participants through the fast and flat roads around Shelter Cove Harbour. The festive post-race celebration features music, fresh fruit, ice cold refreshments, door prizes and more.

July 4: Red, White & Blue Kids’ Bike Parade in Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Is.
8:30 AM July 4
Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog, or kids for a fun parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30am to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade lineup begins promptly at 9:30am, and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies available to first 100 registered. Following the parade, join us for a bounce house, face painting, spray tattoos and much more.
For more info: 843.842.1979.

July 4: “Pop Goes the Sandbox” family fun event at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
10 AM-2 PM Wed. July 4
Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. Scavenger hunts, games and fun arts & crafts. Decorate holiday cookies and make a patriotic craft. Outside fun includes many carnival games and prizes, bubble fun, snow cones and playing in The Sandbox’s Bounce House.
Enjoy a BBQ picnic provided by One Hot Mama’s with all the fixin’s and a big flag birthday cake provided by Harris Teeter. There will be lemonade and snow cones to keep you cool.
Cost: $10 per person (under 12 months are free) and includes admission to the museum, all activities and the picnic. Sandbox Members, active military and seniors are $8 per person.
18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. For more info, call 843.842.7645 or email crinehart@thesandbox.org .
www.thesandbox.org

July 4: Watermelon Eating Contest, Hilton Head Is
2:30 PM July 4
Visit the Sea Pines Beach Club to participate in the watermelon eating contest. For more info, call 843.842.1979.

July 4-6: Gregg Russell Concerts, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
8-9:30am
July 4 – July 6
Outdoor family concerts with children’s entertainer Gregg Russell, a classic at The Sea Pines Resort. FREE. More info here.

Three different fireworks displays on Hilton Head Island on Wednesday, July 4:

July 4: Harbour Town Fireworks
Activities for the kids, live music and entertainment as well as food and beverages. The fireworks will start around 9:15 pm (dusk). The fireworks are shot from a barge in Calibogue Sound.
$5 gate fee to enter Sea Pines Resort and a free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort. For more info, call (843-785-3333) or visit www.seapines.com .

July 4: Shelter Cove Harbour Fireworks
Special patriotic music performed by Shannon Tanner who performs at 6:30 and 8:00 pm. The fireworks display will begin right after dusk. For more info, call 800-827-3006 or visit www.palmettodunes.com .

July 4: Skull Creek Fireworks
Fireworks are launched from a barge in Skull Creek (Intracoastal Waterway). The fireworks in Skull Creek begin at 9.30 pm. Live entertainment before the fireworks display at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Chart House or the Skull Creek Boathouse beginning at 6 pm.

Hubbard’s Maid Service Summer Deals, Savannah

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Save big with Hubbard’s Maid Service this summer.

HALF OFF MAID SERVICE
UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming response, Hubbard’s does not have any more spaces available in their schedule for HALF OFF maid service. However, they’ve have noted it’s popularity and will offer it again, or something similar in the near future, thank you for understanding.Take advantage of Hubbard’s light schedule for your 4th! Receive 3 hours of maid service on Tuesday, July 3rd and get your maid service HALF OFF! Yes, that’s right, HALF OFF! This is a break even cleaning, you can’t get any lower priced than this! Call Hubbard’s at 912-961-9131

Prepaid maid service for a year Avoid rate increases & get huge discounts! Pay for a year of maid service in advance! Prepay for the year, your weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly maid service and receive huge discounts and avoid rate increases the entire year! Hubbard’s wraps it up for you in a beautiful gift presentation basket with extra goodies for their V.I.P. clients who prepay. Restrictions do apply, please call 912-961-9131 for details.

Get your house cleaned without spending cash Through the months of July – September, Hubbard’s Maid Service will accept your unused/unwanted gift certificates and gift cards in lieu of CASH. Trade is subject to approval by office. Call 912-961-9131 for details.

Refer a friend & get a free cleaning Any time Hubbard’s knows that you have referred to a new client to Hubbard’s, they will give you a free cleaning worth $115 in value. That’s right, a FREE CLEANING! So if you know lot’s of people in the social media world, you could possibly be getting free service all the time.

Call Hubbard’s today: 912-961-9131.

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

Free iPad and iPhone apps for kids

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Photo Touch Concepts was just updated and now helps your kid learn over 1000+ NEW concepts.

The app is loaded with content that covers dozens of topics including:
– Spatial concepts such as (left and right, above and below, etc.)
– Animal concepts related to what they eat, where they live, what makes them unique
– Opposite concepts such as (big and small, dark and light, etc.)
– Time based concepts such as before and after
and much much more…

In exchange for making the app available for free for the next 48 hours, please don’t forget to either:
a) Leave an honest review of the app in the App Store
b) Send constructive feedback if you don’t think that the app qualifies for a 5 star rating.

You can grab the app FOR FREE by clicking here.

Summer Sale on Shoes, Sandals & Flipflops @ Petite Feet, Savannah

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

 

PETITE FEET

 SUMMER SALE

 SHOES, SANDALS & FLIPFLOPS

 25% – 40% OFF

 WHILE STOCK LASTS

 

 

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

50% Discount for SouthernMamas readers on 1st mosquito yard treatment with The Mosquito Authority

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The Mosquito Authority in Coastal Georgia  will offer 50% off your first backyard mosquito treatment.

If you decide to continue with regular yard treatments, The Mosquito Authority says, if you are bothered by mosquitoes in the three weeks between treatments, they will come back and re- treat free of charge.

To get your discount (and start your mosquito-free outdoor living) go to bugsbite.com/coastal by clicking here.  Use offer code “MAMA” (all caps) at checkout for either one time or recurring service and get a 50% discount on the first treatment at checkout.

The Mosquito Authority in Coastal Georgia Service is guaranteed.
The Mosquito Authority’s barrier spray treatment makes a tremendous difference in your quality of life in the yard, and they do it in a safe and effective way. Learn more about the service by clicking here.

Questions? Call The Mosquito Authority at 912-414-2681.

The Mosquito Authority, serving Coastal Georgia and The South Carolina Lowcountry PO Box 2153, Savannah, 31402, email justin@themosquitoauthority.com , 912-414-2681, www.bugsbite.com/coastal The Mosquito Authority is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

How to help uninsured moms receive life-saving mammograms

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Top 10 Savannah Playgrounds (Tybee Is., Pooler)

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

We’re all about local free kids entertainment this summer. And playgrounds definitely qualify as free kid-friendly entertainment! Here are a few of our favorite Greater Savannah area playgrounds. Feel free to share yours by emailing us at anne@southernmamas.com

Daffin Park @ 1500 E Victory Dr, Savanah 31404 includes walking trail, picnic area, lake, somewhat shaded playgrounds, tennis courts

Toddler playground at Forsyth Park (next to the Visitors' Center cafe) includes a rocking toucan

Forsyth Park @ 700 Drayton Street, Savannah 31401, includes two playgrounds with bathrooms, café, spray pool, paved sidewalk for walking, biking. Pack a lunch (or eat at the café) & spend the day in this landmark, historic park. Check out the gated garden for the blind if it’s unlocked, the park fountains & kids can dance to their heart’s content on the bandshell’s canopied stage.

 

 

 

 

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Hull Park Spray Pool, Ardsley Park, Savannah

Hull Park, @ 55th St./Atlantic Avenue, Savannh 31405 includes playground, sheltered picnic area, spray pool, baseball field. A great, popular playground with a merry-go-round perfect for playdates.

Jaycee Park Playground, 27 Van Home Ave., Tybee Island, 31328. Fenced playground, within walking distance to the beach

 

 

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Newly renovated Lake Mayer playground three new climbing structures complete with climbing walls, tunnels; plus new swing sets, new baby swing sets, new mulch, new swivel seat, new twirling toy & oh-so-modern sleek see-saw!

Lake Mayer @ 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads Savannah, 31406 includes a completely redone playground with new equipment, mulch; also picnic tables, two pavilions available for rent, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, 1.5 jogging/bike paved trail with fitness course, lake, boat ramps, restrooms, baseball field, lighted hockey rink, dog exercise area. Details here.

Memorial Park Playground, behind Tybee Is. Library, Tybee Is. @ 405 Butler Ave. , Tybee Is. 31328 Features include fenced play area, bath rooms, covered picnic area, faux pirate ship, see-saw whale rocker and more.

 

 

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Mother Mathilda Beasley playground.

Mother Mathilda Beasley @ 500 E. Broad Street Savannah, 31401 includes two playgrounds, picnic tables, field, paved trail, dog Exercise Area & Dog Station & coming soon, park pavilion with bathrooms, sheltered picnic tables (We can’t wait for the posh pavilion to open with bathrooms. Our only complaint about the pack is lack of shade on the playground. Great playgrounds that are never crowded. An overlooked gem in downtown Savannah. Details here)

Scott Stell Park, 195 Scott Stell Community Park Savannah, 31419 includes playground, restrooms, three pavilions available for rent, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, jogging/bike paved trail w/ fitness course, baseball fields, dog exercise area, volleyball play areas, archery range

Tom Triplett Community Park @ 100 Tom Triplett Rd Pooler, 31322
Two Pavilions available for rent, conference rm available for rent, tennis courts, lake, 1.5 jogging/bike paved track with fitness course, restrooms, dog exercise, playground, disc golf course

West Chatham YMCA playground, off Pooler Parkway between the YMCA and Pooler’s new municipal recreation complex. It’s Chatham County’s first play facility compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and features a music station, a tractor, a climbing wall and therapeutic swings for special-needs kids.

FOR MORE LOCAL SUMMER FREE (OR ALMOST FREE) KIDS EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FOR LOCAL EATERIES WHERE KIDS EAT FREE ON CERTAIN DAYS, CLICK HERE.

$5 Monogramming during June/July at Hailey Mae’s Boutique, Pooler

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Hailey Mae’s Boutique: Where Adorable is Affordable!

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Hailey Mae’s Boutique offers handmade children clothing and several unique gifts.

Hailey Mae’s is the Etsy of Pooler/Savannah area with $5 monogramming during June/July.

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www.facebook.com/HaileyMaesBoutique
990 Pine Barren Rd Pooler, GA 31322 off Pooler Parkway 912-330-0229

Haily Mae’s is looking for a few models for their fashion show July 21 2012. For more info, email laura@haileymaes.com  or haileymaesboutique@gmail.com .
Photography done by Dawn Etheridge Photography

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Hailey Mae’s Boutique, 990 Pine Barren Road, Pooler, Ga. 31322, 912.330.0229, On Facebook here, Hailey Mae’s Boutique is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.