Archive for July, 2012

93 cent ice cream @ Leopold’s 93rd Birthday Block Party

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

11 a.m. @ 212 E. Broughton Street Admission: Free

www.leopoldsicecream.com , 912.234.4442

Savannah’s beloved ice cream parlor celebrates 93 years of creating tasty memories with a block-wide “sock hop” celebration. There will be live music, family games and activities, dance demonstrations and much more. Enjoy free souvenir photos & ice cream for 93 cents! Come dressed as your favorite retro TV or movie personality, from Elvis to Holly Golightly! For listing of activities and times, visit www.leopoldsicecream.com  for more information.

All American Gymnastics Fall Classes start Aug. 6, Savannah

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

All American Gymnastics’ Fall Term starts next week, Aug. 6 2012.

Registrations are going on all week. Several classes are filling fast, so make sure you sign up early. Check out the Fall 2012 Class Schedule here.

Please tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

All American is NOW offering a Tiny Cheer Team for ages 4-5. Practices are on Mondays from 4-5:30.

FACEBOOK:  “Like” All American Gymnastics on Facebook here for more updates & pictures from all of their programs.

OPEN GYM EVERY SUNDAY:
Sunday’s from 6-7:30 & Tuesday from 6:15-7:45
Cost is $10 per day
Must be 10 years old or permission from a coach if younger

All American Gymnastics, 7808 White Bluff (across from Hunter AAF) (912) 354-4343, email sam.allamericangymnastics@gmail.com, www.aagsavannah.com  On Facebook here. All American Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Affordable kids’ art classes for Fall 2012 at S.P.A.C.E., Savannah

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education (S.P.A.C.E.) is now registering students for its Fall visual arts classes and workshops Session Four and Five.

Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens and adults in all skill levels.  Sessions begin September 17  – October 27 & October 19 – December 14. Both sessions are held at the Department of Cultural Affairs S.P.A.C.E. studios, located at 9 W. Henry St.  Registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783.

Three and six week classes are available, as well as weekend workshops.  Visual arts sessions include ceramics, metals, glass, painting and drawing.  New offerings this session include children’s cartooning workshops and a cartooning class, lapidary stone cutting for jewelry design, expanded drawing and painting classes, beginning watercolor and Raku firings.

Class details, descriptions & registration info here.

FREE August kids & toddlers’ events at Skidaway Is. State Park

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Skidaway Island State Park playground

Be sure to try to check out one of the many FREE kids’ events happening in August at Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway Savannah, 31411.

Event details here.

FREE activities kick off Wed. Aug. 1 with an 8 AM Bird Walk.

Additional highlights of the month include Coastal Reptiles program; Birds of Prey; Fire Building; Toads and Turtles; Intro-to-Geocaching; Toddler Time (which is a story time with puppets for ages 2-4); Snakes Alive!; evening Bat Chats & more.

Event details here.

A Letter to Giveaway Participants from the owner of Hubbard’s Maid Service

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Below is a guest post from the owner of Hubbard’s Maid Service in Savannah & the Lowcountry to our readers who have entered to win our current giveaway: a year of house cleaning from Hubbard’s Maid Service plus monthly $2o gift card to a restaurant & a bottle of merlot. To enter to win this “One Year of a Maid, a Meal & a Merlot”, click here.

A Letter from the owner of Hubbard’s Maid Service:

After reading so many entries for our contest, Hubbard’s Maid Services Year of a Maid, A Meal, and a Merlot, I am blown away! There are so many hard working (Southern) mamas out there. Their stories have touched my heart. I’ve always been fascinated by women and their amazing abilities that are inherently unique to them. The theme I read over and over again is women, who are the glue to their families ability to function like a well run business, are the heart of their homes.

Just how valuable are wives and mothers to our communities? Aristotle said that the state is a “union of families and villages”. Women are at the heart of these unions. In these hard economic times we often find ourselves in a state of fear and of worry, it is inspiring to read these entries by women who are courageous and strong and keeping it together through this recession.

I believe that it is the wives and mothers of this country who are going to…Read the entire letter here.

Save Savannah’s Rails to Trails

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Savannah’s Rails to Trails  - a 6 mile biking/walking/jogging trail along the Savannah River – is eroding. The west end is so bad that it is almost impassable in some areas.

If you want this trail to be there in the future for your kids to enjoy, please like Save our Rails to Trails Savannah Facebook page here to find out how you can help. The mission of Save our Rails to Trails Savannah Facebook pg is to bring awareness to the deteriorating conditions of Rails to Trails & get it restored.

Rails to Trails is along Hwy 80 East on your way to Tybee. The main entrance is just past the Bull River Bridge coming off the islands (Whitemarsh, Talahi & Wilmington). Rails To Trails is known on maps as “McQueen’s Trail” & “McQueen’s Island”. The other entrance is immediately left upon turning into Fort Pulaski.

Volunteers working to save Rails to Trails plan to have workdays once a month. Stay updated about the clean-ups & other ways to help (fundraising, etc) by liking their page here.

FREE Spanish storytime to help children become bilingual, Richmond Hill

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

You’re invited to bring your children to Richmond Hill Library for Spanish storytime! Shake your maraca, play a tambor, sing a canción, hear a new cuento, create an obra

This is a fun and engaging way to learn Spanish or support the Spanish skills you already have. Cheyenne Kozaily is a certified Spanish teacher and the only Spanish instructor at Savannah Technical College.

The storytime is for families who wish to learn something new and families who want to keep their children’s Spanish skills strong. Ages 0-6

When: Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Cheyenne will also offer Spanish children’s and adult’s classes soon Email Cheyenne for details: cheyenne.kozaily@gmail.com

More info here. Lingüa is for families who want to give their children más.

Reach for the Stars!! reading incentive program to benefit various organizations including your school

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Reach for the Stars!! is a pledge-based reading incentive program, designed to benefit schools, individual classrooms, clubs, pre-schools, church groups, home school groups, charities, businesses and public libraries.

The goal of Reach for the Stars!! is for participants to read, or be read to, for 300 minutes over a two week period of time, thus developing a reading routine. Reach for the Stars!! has flexible options to meet your needs, whether you need books for the library, classroom, community projects, or perhaps cash for a specific purpose. A minimum of 100% of the pledges are returned to the participants and organization in the form of books, or a combination of books and cash with the fundraising option.

If you or your organization is interested in hearing more about this generous program, contact Melissa A. Mallory, Local Independent Educational Consultant, at 912.856.1450 or mmallory@myubah.com.

Now, here’s a reading incentive for Southernmamas subscribers.  Visit the online catalog and share on Melissa’s Facebook page which 3 titles your children would enjoy reading and receive $10 off your next order ($25 minimum order must be placed by August 10).

FREE Spanish storytime to help children become bilingual, Richmond Hill

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

You’re invited to bring your children to Richmond Hill Library for Spanish storytime! Shake your maraca, play a tambor, sing a canción, hear a new cuento, create an obra

This is a fun and engaging way to learn Spanish or support the Spanish skills you already have. Cheyenne Kozaily is a certified Spanish teacher and the only Spanish instructor at Savannah Technical College.

The storytime is for families who wish to learn something new and families who want to keep their children’s Spanish skills strong. Ages 0-6

When: Fridays @ 10:30

Cheyenne will also offer Spanish children’s and adult’s classes soon  Email Cheyenne for details: cheyenne.kozaily@gmail.com

More info here.  Lingüa is for families who want to give their children más.

Savannah Sand Gnats minor league home baseball game

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

If you are planning to take the kids to the ballpark and cheer on the Savannah Sand Gnats & visit with Gnate the Gnat this summer, don’t procrastinate. Only a few more Sand Gnats home games this season. Check out the schedule above.

Admission: $7 General Admission Seating, $8 Reserved Seating, $10 Box Seating, $5 Children Ages 4-12/Seniors/Military General Admission Sea

Visit www.sandgnats.com or call 912.351.9150 to purchase tickets today.

Don’t forget, the Live Oak Library summer reading program offers free Sand Gnats tickets to kids who complete Level 3. More info on the summer reading program here.

“Superman” movie @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Take the kids to the 1978 movie “Superman” @ Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31401 on Saturday, August 4 at 7 p.m.

Superman is a superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Richard Donner directed the film, which stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, as well as Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Valerie Perrine and Ned Beatty. The film depicts the origin of Superman, including his infancy as Kal-El of Krypton and his youthful years in the rural town of Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered attitude in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane, while battling the villainous Lex Luthor.

Tickets are $8 each, $6.50 for seniors (55+). Available by calling 912-525-5050 or online here.

“Superman” movie @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Superman (1978)
Saturday, August 4 at 7 p.m.
Presented by the Lucas Theatre

Superman is a superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Richard Donner directed the film, which stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, as well as Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Valerie Perrine and Ned Beatty. The film depicts the origin of Superman, including his infancy as Kal-El of Krypton and his youthful years in the rural town of Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered attitude in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane, while battling the villainous Lex Luthor.

Tickets are $8 each, $6.50 for seniors (55+). Available by calling 912-525-5050 or online here.

Georgia 2012 Tax Free Wkend (Sales Tax Holiday)

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Love those Tax-Free Weekends that offer shoppers a weekend of relief at the cash register. Here are ours:

Georgia Back-to-School Tax Free Weekend: August 10-11, 2012.

South Carolina Back-to-School Tax Free Weekend: Aug. 3-5 2012. More info here.

In Georgia, tax-free items include:
• Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item.
• A single personal computer or personal computer-related accessory purchase with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less.
• General school supplies for classroom or related activities with a sales price of $20.00 or less per item.

The sales tax exemption does not include these: clothing accessories, jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, watchbands, cellular devices, furniture, computer-related accessories designed for recreational use, items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

South Carolina 2012 Tax Free Wknd (Sales Tax Holiday)

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Love those Tax-Free Weekends that offer shoppers a weekend of relief at the cash register. Here are ours:

Georgia Back-to-School Tax Free Weekend: August 10-11, 2012.

South Carolina Back-to-School Tax Free Weekend: Aug. 3-5 2012. More info here.

In Georgia, tax-free items include:
• Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item.
• A single personal computer or personal computer-related accessory purchase with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less.
• General school supplies for classroom or related activities with a sales price of $20.00 or less per item.

The sales tax exemption does not include these: clothing accessories, jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, watchbands, cellular devices, furniture, computer-related accessories designed for recreational use, items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

18 home games remain in Savannah Sand Gnats 2012 Season

Friday, July 27th, 2012

If you are planning to take the kids to the ballpark and cheer on the Savannah Sand Gnats & visit with Gnate the Gnat this summer, don’t procrastinate. Only 18 more Sand Gnats home games this season. Check out the schedule above.

Admission: $7 General Admission Seating, $8 Reserved Seating, $10 Box Seating, $5 Children Ages 4-12/Seniors/Military General Admission Sea

Visit www.sandgnats.com or call 912.351.9150 to purchase tickets today.

Don’t forget, the Live Oak Library summer reading program offers free Sand Gnats tickets to kids who complete Level 3. More info on the summer reading program here.

FREE Dream With Me Family Program, Savannah

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Dream With Me – A Family Program
This dreamy program features stories, songs, and family activities. Space is limited. Ages 3-10.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, Tuesday, August 7, 3 p.m.

FREE Pajama Rama for ages 2-6, Pooler

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Pajama-Rama
Pooler Library
Monday, August 13, 6 p.m.
Listen to some funny stories, sign silly songs and learn new fingerplays and rhymes for ages 2 to 6 years-old. Wear your pajamas, slippers and bring your favorite stuffed animal!

Prenatal yoga classes at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

DQ Miracle Treat Day to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Another good reason to eat ice cream: Tomorrow Thurs July 26, proceeds of $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat purchased  participating DQ stores will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

When a donation is made to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, it stays in the community where it was donated, ensuring that every dollar raised helps local kids.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a nonprofit organization serving 170 children’s hospitals across North America including The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center.

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have raised more than $4 billion, most of it a dollar at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, actions that align with the organization’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

Summer Workout Tips: All you need is a kitchen chair

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Below is a guest post from Susan O’Neill Certified Person Trainer Owner/Instructor SouthPark Boot Camp , Charlotte, NC

Having a hard time getting your workouts in with the kids home and going on vacation?   Here is a full body workout (legs, arms, glutes, core and more) that only requires a kitchen chair (or a coffee table, bench or tree stump – no excuses!).  Place the chair with the back against a wall to prevent slipping. You can use a watch for your timer or the smartphone app, Gymboss works great!

In each exercise, make sure your core is strong, bellybutton pulling in towards your spine (very important for lower back safety).  The exercises are grouped in 3 sets with 5 exercises in each.  Complete a set, recover with some water and move on to the next set.  Go through at least 2 times if your schedule allows!

1.  Rainbow:  Stand in front of the chair, begin with right toe pointing to the right side of the chair, using abs and squeezing the glutes in your left leg, lift the right leg over the chair, tap toe down on the left side then back to start.  Repeat for 30 seconds then switch legs.

2.  Tricep dips with crunch:  Sit on the edge of your chair with your hands under your bum, knuckles up, fingers over the front edge of chair, legs straight out.  As you lower (dip) your body down, crunch one knee in to chest, contracting abs.  Alternate knees in, keep elbows close to ribs and bum very close to chair.  Lift, lower and crunch for 45 seconds.   Modify this move by bringing your feet closer to the chair or leaving out the crunch.

3.  Plies:  Turn chair around so you can use the back for balance.  Start in 2nd position (feet wide, turned out at 45 degree angle, drop into a low squat, lift heels, abs in tight.  SQUEEZING glutes, lift and lower for 45 seconds, after 45 seconds, hold in low squat, heels still raised, pulse knees back for another 30 seconds.  To modify, shake legs out as needed, then come back to it.

4.  Captain’s Chair:  Sit in your chair, hands on the sides, palms down and fingers wrapped around side.  Pull belly button in to meet the spine, squeeze thighs together, lift bum off the seat with arms, lifting knees to chest as you come up. Hold for ten counts, release and repeat 5 times.  Modify by keeping one foot lightly on ground and you pull other knee in towards chest.  Keep bellybutton in tight!

5.  Side Plank with lower leg lift:  Begin by lying down on right side, left foot on the seat of the chair, body extended in side plank position, tailbone tucked under, lift body up onto elbow and the side of your left foot.  Hips off the ground.  Lift and lower the right leg, tapping the underside of the chair.  45 seconds then switch sides.

1.  Split Lunges: (aka Bulgarian Lunges) Stand in front of chair, your back to the seat.  Place the toes of your left foot on top of chair, hop the right leg out so when you lower yourself into a lunge so your knee does not come past your toes of the standing leg.  Keeping the weight in the heel of your standing leg, bend that standing leg, lowering your body until thigh is parallel with ground, chest stays up, then press up through your heel, squeezing your bum.  45 seconds on each leg.

2.  Pushups w/ leg lift:  Place your hands on the front of the chair, walk feet out to a plank position, lift one leg straight as you lower yourself down, return leg to floor as you straighten your arms, alternate legs on each pushup.   Modify by performing pushup without leg lift, or hold plank and perform leg lifts without pushup.  45 seconds.

3.  Hip lifts:  lie down in front of the chair, place heels on the seat of your chair.  Thighs and hips are at a 90 degree angle and calves and hamstrings are, too.  With all your weight in your heels and shoulder blades, lift hips and squeeze glutes.  Lift and lower quickly for 45 seconds, then hold in an up position and pulse and squeeze for 30 more seconds.

4.  V-sit:  Sit with bottom on edge of chair, spine straight, leaning back, bellybutton in, lift knees so body is in a V.  Extend legs, then pull back to V.  Arms are out straight for balance, or to modify, hands on the edge of chair.  V position can be held for a modification.  45 seconds.

5.  Spiderman Pushups:  Begin in the incline pushup position from the arms exercise.  As you lower your body, bring right knee out to right elbow, replace to starting position as you straighten arms, then left knee in on the next pushup, alternate for 45 seconds.

1.  One leg squats:  Stand in front of the chair as if you were about to have a seat.   Hold one left foot up in the air, slowly lower yourself into the chair, barely let your bum touch, pulling in thru your bellybutton, power that standing leg to lift you back to starting position.  To modify this, use the leg that is up as a kick stand, letting your heel touch down as needed until you get strong enough to do it fully on one leg.  30 seconds on each side.

2.  Decline pushups:  Place feet on the seat of the chair, walk hands out to perform pushups with belly button pulled in tight.  Modify by holding plank without the pushup.  If you have lower back problems, perform regular pushups on the ground or with hands on chair.  45 seconds.

3.  One leg hip lifts:  Same set up as the hip lifts, but point one toe straight up in the air and lift hips.  45 seconds on each leg.

4.  Decline Cougar:  Feet on chair like in the decline pushup position, tailbone under, contracting abs, bring knee into chest, alternate legs for 45 seconds.

5.  Decline Plank leg lifts:  Begin in the decline pushup position, bellybutton in tight, lift right leg straight up, squeeze glutes and do not let hips tilt.  Repeat for 30 seconds then switch legs without coming down! Modification, hold decline plank or plank on the floor without leg lifts.

Susan O’Neill Certified Person Trainer Owner/Instructor SouthPark Boot Camp

Plan now for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2012

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Where can you trick-or-treat with Alice and the White Rabbit, meet the ghosts from Haunted Mansion, and dance the night away with Woody & Bullseye? Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, of course!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is held on select nights in September and October (and one night in November) at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort and you must purchase a separate party ticket to attend. TheMagic Kingdom is transformed into happy haunted hollows with special music, lighting, and more. And since it’s “not-so-scary” it’s perfect for children of all ages.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is truly the best opportunity to see the Disney Villains – from meet ‘n greets, to the parade, to the Disney Villains Mix ‘n Mingle show, you’ll see more Villains at the Halloween party than any other time of the year.

In addition to many favorite Disney attractions, you’ll be invited to trick-or-treat throughout the park and the party is filled with lots of special entertainment including:

-         Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade - including Disney Characters and the Stars from theHauntedMansion attraction. You’ll even see the Headless Horseman riding the parade route.

-         Happy HalloWishes - a spectacular fireworks show

-         Characters, and more characters – You’ll have a chance to meet your favorite Disney characters, some in costume, and opportunities to meet all sorts of characters that aren’t usually out and about in the parks.

For more information on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or if you would like a no-obligation Disney vacation quote contact Tara McCoy at Mouse Tales Travel. 803.816.0686 or email.

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Georgia & South Carolina 2012 Tax-Free Weekends (Sales Tax Holiday) for Back-to-School Shopping

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Love those Tax-Free Weekends that offer shoppers a weekend of relief at the cash register. Here are ours:

Georgia Back-to-School Tax Free Weekend: August 10-11, 2012.

South Carolina Back-to-School Tax Free Weekend: Aug. 3-5 2012. More info here.

In Georgia, tax-free items include:
• Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item.
• A single personal computer or personal computer-related accessory purchase with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less.
• General school supplies for classroom or related activities with a sales price of $20.00 or less per item.

The sales tax exemption does not include these: clothing accessories, jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, watchbands, cellular devices, furniture, computer-related accessories designed for recreational use, items used in a trade or business or for resale, or rentals; or sales in theme parks, entertainment complexes, public lodging establishments, restaurants, or airports.

Christmas in July @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

You’re invited to Christmas in July, 10 AM-2 PM Wed. July 25. Snow is in Santa’s forecast while you play at The Sandbox’s third annual “Christmas in July”.

Festivities include special holiday games and activities both indoors and outdoors. Outside fun includes getting crazy in our popular Bounce Castle and playing in the SNOW! In addition to playing in the “cool” museum, there will be scavenger hunts, games and fun holiday themed arts & crafts. You can also decorate holiday cookies and chat with Santa, who is on Hilton Head for vacation, to let him know how good you’ve been so far this year.

A picnic lunch, complete with hotdogs, chips, brownies, snow cones and lemonade, is also included so don’t miss out on the “coolest” day of the summer!

Wednesday, July 25, from 10a.m. to 2:00 p.m. · play in the snow · jump in a Bounce Castle · see The Sandbox in Christmas décor · Meet the princess · Make a Christmas Tree ornament · decorate (and eat) sugar cookies, · enjoy fun arts & crafts, · meet and chat with Santa! · play in our cool museum · fill your tummy with hot dogs, chips, brownies,snow cones & lemonade.

$10 per person, under 12 months free; $8 per person seniors, Sandbox members, active military

For more information, call The Sandbox at 843-842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org

Christmas in July at The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

You’re invited to Christmas in July, 10 AM-2 PM Wed. July 25. Snow is in Santa’s forecast while you play at The Sandbox’s third annual “Christmas in July”.

Festivities include special holiday games and activities both indoors and outdoors. Outside fun includes getting crazy in our popular Bounce Castle and playing in the SNOW! In addition to playing in the “cool” museum, there will be scavenger hunts, games and fun holiday themed arts & crafts. You can also decorate holiday cookies and chat with Santa, who is on Hilton Head for vacation, to let him know how good you’ve been so far this year.

A picnic lunch, complete with hotdogs, chips, brownies, snow cones and lemonade, is also included so don’t miss out on the “coolest” day of the summer!

Wednesday, July 25, from 10a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
· play in the snow
· jump in a Bounce Castle
· see The Sandbox in Christmas décor
· Meet the princess
· Make a Christmas Tree ornament
· decorate (and eat) sugar cookies,
· enjoy fun arts & crafts,
· meet and chat with Santa!
· play in our cool museum
· fill your tummy with hot dogs, chips, brownies,snow cones & lemonade.

$10 per person, under 12 months free; $8 per person seniors, Sandbox members, active military

For more information, call The Sandbox at 843-842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org

Preventing head lice: possible or just a Fairy Tale?

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Chances are if your child isn’t school-age yet, you probably don’t think of head lice as a concern. But after your children start school, you may just have your first experience with the disgusting yet incredibly common affliction.

An estimated 12 million cases of head lice are diagnosed in the United States each year. While health experts stress that lice is harmless, it’s certainly a huge nuisance with a serious ick factor.

So is there anything you can do to prevent your child from getting lice – especially if you’re sending them off to summer camp or preparing for back -to-school? The verdict is still out on that, but there are some possible lice-prevention products on the market.

Tea tree oil shampoo – available in drug/grocery stores -  reportedly repels lice.

Also, Fairy Tales Hair Care makes Rosemary Repel preventative shampoo and other hair products that contain natural ingredients that lice reportedly don’t like.

Fairy Tales Hair Care even has an iPhone app, called Facts of Lice, that notifies you of any lice outbreaks in your area and tells you how to treat and prevent head lice.

Read more about this mom’s attempt to prevent my kids from getting lice in my newspaper column here.

FREE Kids’ Haircuts during August @ JC Penney Salons, Savannah

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

We know y’all are going to love this, especially because “Where to go in Savannah for kids’ haircuts?” is one of the most frequent questions we receive from our readers.

We’ve got an answer – for August 2012 at least. JC Penney!  Next month, JCP is giving any child that is in Kindergarten-6th grade a free haircut all August at EVERY JC Penney Salon across the USA. All you have to do is call or visit your local JCP Salon to schedule an appointment. TELL THEM SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM SENT YOU!

The JCP Salon @Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah
open Mon-Sat 10am – 9pm; Sun 12pm – 6pm.
Oglethorpe Mall
7804 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31406.
912-355-4000

Other JCP stores in our area include:

Cross Creek Mall
328 Robert Smalls Pkwy
Beaufort, SC 29906
(843) 524-5799

Statesboro Mall
718 Northside Dr E Ste 25
Statesboro, GA 30458
(912) 764-6602

Glynn Place Mall
One Mall Blvd
Brunswick, GA 31525
(912) 265-7506

FREE T-shirt at Big Frog Customized Tees, Savannah

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

In celebration of National Customer Appreciation Day, come visit Big Frog  in Savannah  this Thursday July 19, 2012 and get a FREE Savannah T-shirt with a frog on the back.

Big Frog is also offering %15 off all orders placed that day.

BIG FROG is a unique retail shop designed around a friendly atmosphere where the customers can work directly with graphic designers to create a custom design.

BIG FROG Savannah, email Savannah@bigfrog.com , 1909 E. Victory Dr. STE 101 (in the Victory Shopping Center across from Target) Savannah, 31404, 912-354-7714, www.bigfrog.com/savannah BIG FROG is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE manis, pedis & skin care services, Rincon

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

You’re invited to the Savannah Technical College Cosmetology Department open house, 10AM until 2PM on Saturday, July 28 at the Effingham Campus (in Rincon – 2890 Hwy 21 South).

The Cosmetology Department will offer hair, nail and skin care services during the open house – walk-ins are welcome. Donations will be accepted to benefit Savannah Technical College’s Foundation Scholarships. Last year’s open house raised nearly $900 for scholarships. Services offered at the open house include: manicure, pedicure, cut/style, round brushing, blowout, clipper cut, eyebrow waxing/arching. Suggested donation for cosmetology services at the open house is $5 per service (cash only).

Starting this fall Cosmetology program classes will also be offered in the evenings at the Effingham campus, in addition to the daytime classes. For more information about enrolling in the program, please contact Cosmetology Department Chair Kim Cutter-Williams at 912.443.5780 or kcutter@savannahtech.edu .

FREE manis, pedis & skin care services @ Savannah Tech’s Cosmetology open house, Rincon

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

You’re invited to the Savannah Technical College Cosmetology Department open house, 10AM until 2PM on Saturday, July 28 at the Effingham Campus (in Rincon – 2890 Hwy 21 South).

The Cosmetology Department will offer hair, nail and skin care services during the open house – walk-ins are welcome. Donations will be accepted to benefit Savannah Technical College’s Foundation Scholarships. Last year’s open house raised nearly $900 for scholarships. Services offered at the open house include: manicure, pedicure, cut/style, round brushing, blowout, clipper cut, eyebrow waxing/arching. Suggested donation for cosmetology services at the open house is $5 per service (cash only).

Starting this fall Cosmetology program classes will also be offered in the evenings at the Effingham campus, in addition to the daytime classes. For more information about enrolling in the program, please contact Cosmetology Department Chair Kim Cutter-Williams at 912.443.5780 or kcutter@savannahtech.edu.

Save $ on a DISNEY Vacation – FREE DINING promotion is back

Monday, July 16th, 2012

One of the best ways to save $ on a Walt Disney World vacation is to take advantage the popular FREE dining promotion. This discount offers incredible savings on select travel dates this fall and winter. For example, a family of four (2-adults, 1-junior, 1-child) staying in a standard room at a select Moderate Resort will save over $1,000 on a 6-night/7-day vacation with the FREE Disney Dining Plan.

FREE Dining Plans are available for guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resorts and require a minimum 3-night stay with 2-day base tickets. Guests staying in a Value Resort will receive the Quick-Service Dining Plan and guests in Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villa Resorts receive the Disney Dining Plan. You can even upgrade your dining plan by paying the cost difference between your complimentary plan and the plan you want. This is a very popular time to try out the Deluxe Dining Plan!!

Booking for this incredible promotion ends September 29th but, availability is limited, so hurry and contact Tara McCoy at Mouse Tales Travel today for details or a no-obligation vacation quote.

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