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Free kids’ Leaping Lizards program & Sandpiper Trail Nature Hike at Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Interpretive Center hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM Come see the display of the Giant Ground Sloth replica, wildlife exhibits, live reptiles and birding station. Programs listed below meet promptly at the Interpretive Center unless otherwise noted.

Skidaway Island State Park 52 Diamond Causeway Savannah, GA 31411

Sunday, October 21:

2:00PM Leaping Lizards: Watch lizards leap at their lunch and toads lick their chops during our feeding show.

4:00PM Sandpiper Trail Nature Hike: Join the naturalist as you hike through salt marsh and maritime forest discussing the local area’s interesting history and wildlife.

FOR MORE FREE SEPTEMBER KIDS EVENTS AT THE PARK, CLICK HERE.

PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM THESE PLANNED ACTIVITIES ARE STILL HAPPENING. Call (912) 598-2300

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah hosts College Night

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

You’re invited to College Night at St. Andrew’s School in Savannah

The independent private school on Wilmington Island is hosting a College Information Night on Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m. on the Savannah campus. Admission representatives from Swarthmore College, Vassar College, Williams College and Wesleyan University will be on hand. These individuals will answer questions about the selective college admission process, essay writing, interviews, financial aid and scholarships.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Wee Ones 2012 Fall Consignment Event, Rincon’s kids’ consignment at its finest

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Wee Ones Consignment Event in Rincon is growing into a NEW, larger location and welcomes you to consign with them!

The new spot for this popular seasonal sale is just 1.5 miles from previous location, off of Goshen Rd. in Rincon beside Grace Community Church. Click here for all the details

Dates  to shop & save at the Fall 2012 Wee Ones Sale are:

Consignor presale: 5-8 PM Sept. 11

Public sale is 11am-6pm  Sept. 13 and 14; 10 AM-2 PM Sept. 15 with most items 1/2 price.

Wee Ones is a seasonal consignment event taking place twice a year. Wee Ones offers a friendly, clean, organized store where you can shop for children’s items. They specialize in upscale, boutique quality gently loved clothing sizes newborn-12/14, shoes, toys, equipment, books & a nice selection of NEW smocked apparel and hairbows at an affordable price!

If you consign with Wee Ones, you will make 70% profit and also have the special opportunity to SHOP first. To find out how to prepare your items for sale & to learn more about becoming a consignor, click here or email weeonessale@windstream.net . Wee Ones has a simple online tagging system to make consigning easy!

Also, Wee Ones offers moms who own small business’s the opportunity to advertise! For $20, you can advertise your business in our goody bags that Wee Ones gives away to shoppers and hang your poster size advertisement in their store. Expose your business to lots of mommies from Rincon, Springfield, Guyton & all the Savannah area! Email Wee Ones for details at weeonessale@windstream.net . Limited space available, email today.

Thanks for supporting Wee Ones as they head into their 6th consignment event.

Wee Ones will accept CASH, Credit & Debit cards. Due to fees there will be a $20 purchase min. to use a credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard & Discover).

Wee Ones Consignment Event, GLOW Ministry Building OFF of GOSHEN Rd. (1.5 miles from previous location/HWY 21 & Goshen); next to GRACE Community Church, behind the soceer fields on Goshen Rd. Just minutes from I-95, exit 109. For directions, click here or email weeonessale@windstream.net Wee Ones is a SouthernMamas advertiser.

Lovin’ Spoons Frozen Yogurt Labor Day Wkend Specials in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill & Bluffton

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Lovin’ Spoons self-serve froyo is the place to savor the last bit of summer & save this Labor Day Weekend. That’s because Lovin’ Spoons is offering some fun 2012 Labor Day Weekend specials at all 4 Lovin’ Spoons self-froyo stores.

LOVIN’ SPOONS LABOR DAY WKEND SPECIALS

*Sat/Sun/Mon (Sept 1-3) First 15 customers get a free Lovin’ visor.  Lovin’ Spoons opens at 11am each day, Sunday at noon.
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*Sat/Sun/Mon (Sept 1-3) Lovin’ Spoons is Doubling Down with their word of the day: Say “Double Down!” all weekend long for 20% off your yogurt.

* Sun/Mon (Sept 2-3) 1-3pm, it’s $5 all you can eat in one cup!

All specials good at all 4 stores, Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill and Bluffton!

Lovin’ Spoons FroYo offers 12 ever changing flavors, over 40 fresh toppings, hot syrups served up with a groovy 70s vibe.

Local store locations:

Savannah Savannah Centre by Toys R Us on Eisenhower Drive 912-355-2723

Pooler Pooler Marketplace by Publix 912-748-1444

Richmond Hill 60 Exchange St. 912-459-1490

Bluffton 95 Towne Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910 843.837.5683

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 12pm-10pm

Lovin Spoons, 912.355.2723, email info@lovinspoons.com , www.lovinspoons.com, Lovin’ Spoons is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

NO Toddler Tuesday on April 9 at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

A popular Toddler Tuesday weekly nature program at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah. There will be no Toddler Tuesday on April 9 2013 but click here to see the theme for Tuesday April 16.

At Toddler Tuesday, children & their parents/caretakers experience nature through themed activities including live animal encounters, wildlife nature walks, storytelling, songs, interactive finger-play & crafts.

 

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212

 

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center return Sept. 4 2012

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

We’re thrilled to learn that the popular Toddler Tuesday weekly nature program at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah will resume after a summer hiatus. The first Toddler Tuesday of the 2012-13 season will be Tues. Sept. 4. Theme is “School is for Fish”.

At Toddler Tuesday, children & their parents/caretakers experience nature through themed activities including live animal encounters, wildlife nature walks, storytelling, songs, interactive finger-play & crafts.

Oatland’s new naturalist Michelle Kelly will lead the sessions. Pre-registration required.

Programs at 10 AM & 11 AM Tuesdays. Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees for 2011-2012: General: $5 per child $5 per adult Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212

Driving directions here.

Terrific Tuesdays Free Ice Cream for A’s, Richmond Hill

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Terrific Tuesdays Free Ice Cream
On Tuesdays, Jump N’ Jacks indoor play center in Richmond Hill offers a free ice cream cone for kids that bring in a homework assignment with an “A” grade.

1 912-459-1555, http://www.jumpnjacksga.com
Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

Musikgarten offers early music education classes in Savannah

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012


MusikGarten offers classes on Tuesdays – Wednesdays – Fridays starting September 11th, 12th, 14th;
Feel invited to learn more HERE

Children are naturally drawn to music. By engaging your children in music classes you are not only giving them a “leg-up” on their musical development but on all other educational pursuits as well.

Everybody Plays – At Every Age

Coastal Orff Academy ages 9 to 12
The Coastal Orff Academy is now accepting students age 9-12 for group music classes.
In game-like atmosphere students explore and learn music fundamentals by playing, singing, and moving.
Everyone is welcome and no prior music knowledge is required.
Classes on Saturdays 2-3:30 PM start September 8th
Please find more information and details HERE

Instrument Circle
Get expert advice in choosing the right band instrument.

Private Lessons
For Trumpet, Trombone and Tuba; Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute; Guitar, Bass;
Violin, Viola, Cello and Contra bass; Drums, Piano and Voice;

Please find more information and details HERE or pay MusikGarten a visit at their New Location:

Georgia Music Warehouse 2424 Abercorn – 31401 Savannah GA

Musikgarten offers parent-and-child classes @ Georgia Music Warehouse, 2424 Abercorn St, Savannah, 31401. (Rear Lot entrance) FREE Preview classes.  More info here. Musikgarten is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

I Spy- A Balloon Mystery: Free kids’ books & balloons event

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Balloon artist Lynnae Weller, owner of Bend Out A Shape Balloons, needs your help searching for clues in a series of strange events as you travel together through well-loved children’s books such as “Sheep in a Jeep” by Nancy Shaw; “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney; and “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown. Ages 3 and up.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m., Tybee Library
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m., Islands Library
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m., Bull St. Library
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 4:30 p.m., W. W. Law Library
Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m., Hinesville Library
Thursday, Sept. 13, 4:30 p.m., Southwest Chatham Library

Lynnae Weller, owner of Bend Out A Shape Balloons, has been doing children’s birthday parties for over 6 years with many happy clients.

Birthday party package: Each birthday child gets a large, unique balloon sculpture that is tailored to your theme. Every child at the party will get the chance to “Stump the Balloon Artist” by requesting their own individual creation. There are always plenty of games and fun with a party from Bend Out A Shape Balloons.

If you want to have crazy amounts of fun at your next birthday party, please contact Lynnae with Bend Out A Shape Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail bendoutashape@gmail.com, www.bendoutashape.com/

Like Bend Out A Shape Balloons on Facebook here.

Bend Out A Shape Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail bendoutashape@gmail.com, www.bendoutashape.com/ Bend Out A Shape Balloons is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Stroller Strides of Savannah Fitness Classes for moms & their babies, Laker Mayer

Monday, August 27th, 2012

United States, 31406

Stroller Strides® of Savannah is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Classes include power walking and intervals of strength training.

Classes are designed for all moms with any level of exercise. Certified instructors will guide you through exercises that will strengthen your bodies and give you the energy you need for the awesome gift of motherhood.

Classes are 8 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays at Lake Mayer. The first class is free and Stroller Strides of Savannah will offer a special discount if you mention you heard about Stroller Strides of Savannah on SouthernMamas.com!

How can I sign up ?

Register for your free class by clicking here and see all the different class packages offered, by clicking on the “More Info” button in one of the class boxes on the left. You can sign up for any class package when you show up for class, with your instructor.

What if my baby is fussy?

Stroller Strides of Savannah welcomes babies from 6 weeks to any age. Babies are Stroller Strides’ priority, so don’t worry if yours is fussy!

What should I bring to class?

* Water * A towel, blanket or yoga mat for ab exercises and stretching * A hat and/or sunscreen * Anything you may think your baby needs ( snacks, bottles, sippy cups, toys, potty training toilet) * A stroller ( any stroller will do as long as it does not tip over)

What should I wear to class ? Wear something comfortable that you can move ( power walk,jog, stretch) easily in. Please make sure that you have comfortable tennis shoes on.

Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to class so you don’t get left behind.

On Facebook

Stay connected with Stroller Strides Savannah and learn about new classes & updates by liking them on Facebook here.

Stroller Strides of Savannah, contact Natalia Lucero at (910) 987-5943, email natalialucero@strollerstrides.net , http://classes.strollerstrides.net/savannah/location/index.aspx  Stroller Strides of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Stroller Strides of Savannah fitness classes for moms & their babies, Lake Mayer

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Stroller Strides® of Savannah is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Classes include power walking and intervals of strength training.

Classes are designed for all moms with any level of exercise. Certified instructors will guide you through exercises that will strengthen your bodies and give you the energy you need for the awesome gift of motherhood.

Classes are 8 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays at Lake Mayer. The first class is free and Stroller Strides of Savannah will offer a special discount if you mention you heard about Stroller Strides of Savannah on SouthernMamas.com!

How can I sign up ?

Register for your free class by clicking here and see all the different class packages offered, by clicking on the “More Info” button in one of the class boxes on the left. You can sign up for any class package when you show up for class, with your instructor.

What if my baby is fussy?

Stroller Strides of Savannah welcomes babies from 6 weeks to any age. Babies are Stroller Strides’ priority, so don’t worry if yours is fussy!

What should I bring to class?

* Water * A towel, blanket or yoga mat for ab exercises and stretching * A hat and/or sunscreen * Anything you may think your baby needs ( snacks, bottles, sippy cups, toys, potty training toilet) * A stroller ( any stroller will do as long as it does not tip over)

What should I wear to class ? Wear something comfortable that you can move ( power walk,jog, stretch) easily in. Please make sure that you have comfortable tennis shoes on.

Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to class so you don’t get left behind.

On Facebook

Stay connected with Stroller Strides Savannah and learn about new classes & updates by liking them on Facebook here.

Stroller Strides of Savannah, contact Natalia Lucero at (910) 987-5943, email natalialucero@strollerstrides.net , http://classes.strollerstrides.net/savannah/location/index.aspx  Stroller Strides of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Stroller Strides of Savannah offers fitness classes for moms to do with their babies

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Stroller Strides® of Savannah is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Classes include power walking and intervals of strength training.

Classes are designed for all moms with any level of exercise. Certified instructors will guide you through exercises that will strengthen your bodies and give you the energy you need for the awesome gift of motherhood.

Classes are 8 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays at Lake Mayer. The first class is free and Stroller Strides of Savannah will offer a special discount if you mention you heard about Stroller Strides of Savannah on SouthernMamas.com!

How can I sign up ?

Register for your free class by clicking here and see all the different class packages offered, by clicking on the “More Info” button in one of the class boxes on the left. You can sign up for any class package when you show up for class, with your instructor.

What if my baby is fussy?

Stroller Strides of Savannah welcomes babies from 6 weeks to any age. Babies are Stroller Strides’ priority, so don’t worry if yours is fussy!

What should I bring to class?

* Water
* A towel, blanket or yoga mat for ab exercises and stretching
* A hat and/or sunscreen
* Anything you may think your baby needs ( snacks, bottles, sippy cups, toys, potty training toilet)
* A stroller ( any stroller will do as long as it does not tip over)

What should I wear to class ?
Wear something comfortable that you can move ( power walk,jog, stretch) easily in. Please make sure that you have comfortable tennis shoes on.

Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to class so you don’t get left behind.

On Facebook

Stay connected with Stroller Strides Savannah and learn about new classes & updates by liking them on Facebook here.

Stroller Strides of Savannah, contact Natalia Lucero at (910) 987-5943, email natalialucero@strollerstrides.net , http://classes.strollerstrides.net/savannah/location/index.aspx  Stroller Strides of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Leukemia Run for Jane Fort Pulaski 5K & Fun Walk, Free Kids Run & Kids’ Zone

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Plan to take part in The Leukemia Cup “Run for Jane,” a 5K Run/Walk and FREE Kids Run held in conjunction with the 2012 St. Joseph’s/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta Weekend of Events.

This run is the only Savannah run that takes place in a National Park.

It is named in honor of Dr. Jane Philbrick, who is well described by Mr. Paul Hinchey as being a, “very well known educator here in Savannah and a strong community supporter. She was a remarkable person, a consummate professional and had a heart of gold.” The Leukemia Cup is a community coming together through a series of sporting events to help fight leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers, coordinated by the members of the Savannah Yacht Club. The Leukemia Cup Includes: 5K Run / Walk, golf, junior fishing, in-shore fishing, tennis, sailing, clay shoot, black-tie dinner & auction and a Luau for Leukemia. In 1997,The Leukemia Cup began as a Sailing Regatta and has since emerged as a premier series of sporting events benefiting the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Leukemia Cup Run for Jane 5K & Fun Walk Fort Pulaski 8:30 AM Saturday September 1 Kid’s Run at 8:15 AM Register at Fleet Feet Please Make Checks Payable to: LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) Registration Fees $28 until August 1 $32 until August 31st $35 Race Day – September 1st Kiddie Run – FREE Packet Pick-Up Fleet Feet Sports Savannah Friday August 31st 10am – 6pm

 

LEGO Day at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, August 27th, 2012

You’re invited to LEGO Day- Read! Play! Build! on Sat. Sept. 1, from 11 am to 3 pm at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Kids can play with all kinds of LEGOs to spark the imagination and creativity in children and bring a fun and interactive story time to children in our area. LEGO DUPLO blocks are perfect for young children between the ages of 2 through 6 years to build creative minds, inspire true imagination, and foster early child literacy.

“LEGO Playmasters” will run games, activities, and even a story time for all of the attendees. Read! Play! Build! is made possible by LEGO DUPLO and ALSC (Association of Library Services to Children). Activities are designed for parents and caregivers to interact and assist their child with the LEGO projects and to stay and enjoy all of the museum’s exhibits and activities.

The LEGO program cost is $5 per person (under 1 is free) and includes museum admission fee.

The Sandbox, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is. SC 843.842.7645 email crinehart@thesandbox.org , www.thesandbox.org

I Spy- A Balloon Mystery: Free kids’ book & balloon event, Savannah, Pooler & Effingham

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Balloon artist Lynnae Weller, owner of Bend Out A Shape Balloons, needs your help searching for clues in a series of strange events as you travel together through well-loved children’s books such as “Sheep in a Jeep” by Nancy Shaw; “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney; and “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown.  Ages 3 and up.

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m., Thunderbolt Library
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 4 p.m., Oglethorpe Mall Library
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m., West Broad Library
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 4:30 p.m., Rincon Library
Thursday, Sept. 6, 10:30 a.m., Pooler Library
Thursday, Sept. 6, 4:30 p.m., Springfield Library
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m., Tybee Library
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m., Islands Library
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m., Bull St. Library
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 4:30 p.m., W. W. Law Library
Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m., Hinesville Library
Thursday, Sept. 13, 4:30 p.m., Southwest Chatham Library

Lynnae Weller, owner of Bend Out A Shape Balloons, has been doing children’s birthday parties for over 6 years with many happy clients.

Birthday party package: Each birthday child gets a large, unique balloon sculpture that is tailored to your theme. Every child at the party will get the chance to “Stump the Balloon Artist” by requesting their own individual creation.  There are always plenty of games and fun with a party from Bend Out A Shape Balloons.

If you want to have crazy amounts of fun at your next birthday party, please contact Lynnae with Bend Out A Shape Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail bendoutashape@gmail.com, www.bendoutashape.com/

Like Bend Out A Shape Balloons on Facebook here.

Bend Out A Shape Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail bendoutashape@gmail.com, www.bendoutashape.com/ Bend Out A Shape Balloons is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Fireworks & Labor Day Beach Bash, Tybee Island

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Labor Day Beach Bash
FREE & opent to the public
Live music and fireworks from the Tybee Pier & Pavilion at the Fifth Annual Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash featuring free live entertainment by the Swingin’ Medallions. The Labor Day Beach Bash fireworks display can be seen from the pier, the beach or anywhere on Tybee Island after dark (around 9:15 p.m.).
7 – 10 p.m. Sun. Sept 2, 2012
TybeeVisit.com

You’re Invited: Sandbox at Lawton Stables Labor Day Family Event, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, August 27th, 2012

You’re invited to an outdoor family Labor Day event at an ideal spot on Hilton Head is.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum and Lawton Stables are excited about “Sandbox at the Stables,” their new community Labor Day event Monday, September 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. AT LAWTON STABLES, Sea Pines Resort. (The Sandbox physical location will be closed)

It will be day of family fun with live music, activities, shows, exhibits, and picnicking (feel to bring your own, but there will be concessions available).

$5 per person, children 12 months and under are Free. (Members Only-With each paid admission, you will receive 5 concession/activity tickets FREE)

Call the Sandbox (843-842-7645) by 4pm August 31st to get a FREE Sea Pines Gate pass for this event only, (otherwise $5 gate fee into Sea Pines will apply per vehicle). Lawton Stables is located at 190 Greenwood Dr Hilton Head Island, SC 29928,

Friday Fireworks & Labor Day Weekend Celebration, River Street, Savannah

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Celebration presented by Verizon Wireless and Southern Eagle Distributing
Saturday, September 1 from 9am – 8pm and Sunday, September 2 from 9am – 7pm
Savannah’s historic River Street
2 days full of arts & crafts, entertainment and fun for the entire family. It starts with a fireworks show presented by Wet Willie’s and the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa on Friday, August 31. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:20pm.

FREE “Big Truck” Family Fun Night, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, August 27th, 2012

You’re invited to “Big Truck” Family Fun Night September 7 2012 at The Sandbox – An Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

This FREE monthly event is from 5:30-7:30 pm and will feature a variety of “big” trucks for kids to explore. Palmetto Electric’s bucket truck, Town of Hilton Head Fire Department, Tommy’s Towing Big Tow Truck, Fort Stewart’s Military Tactical Vehicles and a big “Monster” truck will all be on site.

The evening is free and offered to all families. There will be a special arts and crafts project and as always the museum is open for free admission to all visitors. A picnic dinner will be provided for all attendees.

The Sandbox hosts monthly Family Fun Nights the first Friday of each month, September through May. The Family Fun Nights are made possible by The Bargain Box: Home of Affordable Treasures.

The Sandbox is located at 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. For more information, please contact Caroline Rinehart, Operations manager at 843.842.7645 or crinehart@thesandbox.org . Log on to www.thesandbox.org  for information on other upcoming events and activities.

More instrumental music lessons & parent-and-me tots sessions available at Ms Amy’s School of Music

Monday, August 27th, 2012

A popular Savannah spot for group parent-and-me music sessions for tots & private instrument lessons for older kids - Ms. Amy’s School of Music - has a new teacher joining the studio. Her name is Anne Marie Roy and she will begin teaching instrumental music one day a week.  She will have Wednesdays available for starters. Interested parents can contact her at : 1.517.260.3252 or email at mrsannemarieroy@gmail.com

Anne Marie Roy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Northern Michigan University where she participated in marching band, concert band, and many other instrumental
ensembles. Anne Marie has been teaching music lessons on and off for the past 10 years and is very passionate that ALL students can learn and benefit from music, including those with exceptionalities. She is excited to join Ms. Amy’s School of Music

Ms Amy is also now offering a Music Makers Class (ages 3 – 5 years)  on Thursdays from 11-11:45 AM in addition to Wednesdays (11-11:45 AM) as well as Toddler Tunes classes (ages 18 mos. – 3 years) offered Tuesdays & Wednesdays and a Mixed Music Makers on Saturdays (6 months – 5 years).

For a complete list classes offered, days, and times, visit Ms. Amy’s School of Music website here.

Connect with Ms. Amy’s School of Music on Facebook here. For more info, visit www.msamyschoolofmusic.com, email msamyschoolofmusic@gmail.com , 912.659.0993, 1 ½ blocks from Daffin Park at 2421 Waters Ave. Ms. Amy’s School of Music is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Kids’ Race & Adopt Ducks in Rubber Duck Races to benefit construction of children’s garden

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Here’s a cute way to promote your organization or business: Adopt rubber ducks today for the 2012 Fall Festival Rubber Duck Races Saturday. Oct. 13 during the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens Fall Festival. Race begins at 1pm in the Water Garden.

Before the rubber duck race, there will be a kids’ race, the “Rubber Duckling Dash” at noon near the water garden. Children will race with a duck atop a bamboo pole. The first to the finish line without dropping their duck wins. $10.00 per child, each child gets to take home their race duck! Register on race day. Ages 5-9.

All proceeds from the Rubber Duck Race benefit construction of the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens new Children’s Garden
One Duck for $5
Ten Ducks for $45
Twenty-five Ducks for $120
Fifty Ducks for $245
*Cash or checks only, we cannot accept debit/credit cards
Only 500 ducks are up for adoption so call today!
Prizes for the winning ducks!

To adopt a duck
Go to www.bamboo.caes.uga.edu  click on the “Events Calendar” section on the upper left and click on the link in the race section to adopt your duck. Print the form, fill it out and return it with your check. You will receive your adopted duck number via E-mail. Numbers will also be posted on race day.

Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419 (912) 921-5460; (912) 921-5915 fax email elubrani@uga.edu , http://www.facebook.com/BambooFarmCoastalGardens , http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/

High Cotton Kids upscale consignment sale Sept. 27-29, Savannah

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Savannah’s biggest children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids - is set for September 27-29th 2012 in the same great central Savannah location at 706 Mall Boulevard, Formerly Seeds of Faith Bookstore!

Come shop consignment at it’s finest. High Cotton Kids is THE place to save a lot of money, make a lot of money and have a great time doing both! This Fall’s upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local retailers.

Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price! There is something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all fall and winter.

Consignor registration  is open now through Sunday, September 23rd! Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 6-70% of their sales! High Cotton Kids also accepts high end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, art work, baby and nursery necessities (ie. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, dvds and more. For a complete list of items we accept and do not accept, click here .

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event sponsored by The Monogram Place & Robyn’s Nest , Pediatric Dentistry and JPaige .

Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here.

High Cotton Kids, 706 Mall Boulevard (formerly Seeds of Faith Christian Bookstore), Savannah. High Cotton Kids is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Price reduced for Baby Sign & Read Classes in Savannah

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The cost of Baby Sign & Read Classes for parents with children from the ages of 0-3 yrs old has decreased from $125 to $85.

The Baby Sign & Read Classes are now being offered in Savannah by Giving in Love, Inc. Sign & Read classes focus on parent-child interactions, communication, and reading.

Parents learn how they can nurture their child’s language, cognitive and social-emotional development through three key areas of communication: talking, reading and signing.

There are 8 classes in the first session. Class options are 10:45am on Thursdays beginning September 6 at the West Broad Street YMCA located at 1110 May Street, Savannah, GA 31415 or 11:00am on Fridays starting September 7, 2012 at Bouncing Angels, 2123 E. Victory Dr., Savannah, GA 31404.

For more information, please call (912) 388-1658 or visit www.givinginlove.org  .

”Like” Giving in Love on Facebook here.

Giving in Love, Inc is a non-profit & a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

The Disney World trip prize winner of Live Oak Public Libraries Summer Reading Program is…

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Congratulations to the Live Oak Public Libraries 2012 Summer Reading Program prize winners!
Grand Prize Winner of a trip to Disney World:
Springfield — Alyssa Smith, 6!!!!!!
Branch Prize Winners of a $30 Barnes and Noble gift card:
Bull Street — Isaiah Clark
Carnegie — Chloe Screen
Forest City — Nia Wilkerson
Hinesville — Kayla Williams
Islands — Sarah Panhorst
Midway — Aaron Jachens
Oglethorpe Mall — Owen Elkin
Ola Wyeth — Katelyn Mundy
Pooler — Chloe McNew
Port City — JaQuez Johnson.
Port Wentworth — Jerry Mells
Rincon — Jonathan Cody
Southwest Chatham — Suradeth Ducharme
Springfield — Brian Sparks
Thunderbolt — Maylayshia Stevens
Tybee — Aliza Sanchez
West Broad — Zaria Gaines
WWLaw — Unique Dickinson

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: The complete series will be in stores Sept. 4

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Get ready for the DVD release of the complete classic series of The Magic School Bus, guaranteed to get your kids excited about science!

As kids get back into the new school year, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES, delivers fun-filled lessons and adventure in equal measure across 52 episodes – many never before released to any format

The milestone 25th Anniversary release of GET OUT THERE AND EXPLORE” WITH THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS® on DVD is Sept. 4 2012.

On September 4, Scholastic Media and New Video, the distributors of the award-winning Scholastic Storybook Treasures series are partnering to release the Emmy Award winning TV series in several configurations featuring all new packaging and never-before-released content.

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES ($79.95srp) brings together all 52 episodes of the program – including 30 which are available for purchase for the first time – on 8 DVDs. Featuring a striking 3D lenticular cover with new artwork that makes the vibrant characters leap off the page and that will encourage kids to ask the question “how did they make that?” , the collectible thin-pack set also includes a guide for kids with teasers, trivia and experiments, plus a Parents’ Guide with lessons and learning options. This interactive guide creates wholesome and healthy entertainment for the entire family.

There will also be two special 3-pack configurations, which will each include more than four hours of THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS adventures! Join Ms. Frizzle to explore everything from the smallest cell to the largest galaxy in the universe with THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: BLAST OFF! FROM SEA TO SPACE and THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: FIELD TRIP FUN AND GAMES. Both, priced to add to every home library at $24.95srp, feature 12 episodes, some releasing for the first time.

Finally, released day-and-date will be four THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS singles ($12.95srp ea.), each featuring 90 minutes of science fun with Ms. Frizzle and her students:
· The Human Body – Science topics include digestion and body mechanics.

· Super Star Power – Science topics include stars and cells.

· Takes a Dive – Science topics include coral reefs and tidal zones.

· Takes Flight – Science topics include weather and flying.

More info at www.scholastic.com .

LEGO Day at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

You’re invited to LEGO Day- Read! Play! Build! on Sat. Sept. 1, from 11 am to 3 pm at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Kids can play with all kinds of LEGOs to spark the imagination and creativity in children and bring a fun and interactive story time to children in our area. LEGO DUPLO blocks are perfect for young children between the ages of 2 through 6 years to build creative minds, inspire true imagination, and foster early child literacy.

“LEGO Playmasters” will run games, activities, and even a story time for all of the attendees. Read! Play! Build! is made possible by LEGO DUPLO and ALSC (Association of Library Services to Children). Activities are designed for parents and caregivers to interact and assist their child with the LEGO projects and to stay and enjoy all of the museum’s exhibits and activities.

The LEGO program cost is $5 per person (under 1 is free) and includes museum admission fee.

The Sandbox, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is. SC 843.842.7645 email crinehart@thesandbox.org , www.thesandbox.org

Leukemia Run for Jane Fort Pulaski 5K & Fun Walk, Free Kids Run & Kids’ Zone

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Plan to take part in The Leukemia Cup “Run for Jane,” a 5K Run/Walk and FREE Kids Run held in conjunction with the 2012 St. Joseph’s/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta Weekend of Events.

This run is the only Savannah run that takes place in a National Park.

It is named in honor of Dr. Jane Philbrick, who is well described by Mr. Paul Hinchey as being a, “very well known educator here in Savannah and a strong community supporter. She was a remarkable person, a consummate professional and had a heart of gold.” The Leukemia Cup is a community coming together through a series of sporting events to help fight leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers, coordinated by the members of the Savannah Yacht Club. The Leukemia Cup Includes: 5K Run / Walk, golf, junior fishing, in-shore fishing, tennis, sailing, clay shoot, black-tie dinner & auction and a Luau for Leukemia. In 1997,The Leukemia Cup began as a Sailing Regatta and has since emerged as a premier series of sporting events benefiting the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Leukemia Cup Run for Jane 5K & Fun Walk
Fort Pulaski
8:30 AM Saturday September 1
Kid’s Run at 8:15 AM
Register at Fleet Feet
Please Make Checks Payable to: LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
Registration Fees
$28 until August 1
$32 until August 31st
$35 Race Day – September 1st
Kiddie Run – FREE
Packet Pick-Up
Fleet Feet Sports Savannah
Friday August 31st
10am – 6pm

Labor Day Special: Scribble Art Studio offers half-off kids fall art classes at Blick Art Materials

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

 Scribble Art Studio & Blick Art Materials in Savannah are offering this Labor Day Special: 1/2 off all fall classes at Dick Blick ($80 for 8 weeks of classes) if signed up with a friend! Children are welcome to join in classes at any time during a session, Scribble Art Studio is happy to pro-rate or roll classes.

After hearing from a mom that the fun fall kids’ classes Scribble & Blick were offering from 3:45-4:45 pm weren’t going to work for children with later school dismissal times, Scribble & Blick set up later art classes as well that run from 4:45-5:45 PM. Check out these later classes above that are in addition to the earlier 3:45-4:45 pm classes. Info about the earlier classes here.

Both sets of classes – early & later - are now available for registration including Dr. Seuss for ages 5 & older; ‘No Sew Fiber Arts for ages 8 & older; Lego Art for ages 5-7 & more!

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

FREE Children’s Ocean Film Festival part of Savannah Ocean Exchange in September 2012

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The Savannah Ocean Exchange (SOE) – which celebrates our oceans with over 30 public events in September 2012 – announced today that American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard will headline the International Beach Party on Tybee Island’s North Beach Stage, Saturday, September 15 starting at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public. Studdard will be joined by recording artist Trevor Hall.

Kids’ events at The Savannah Ocean Exchange include:

The Children’s Ocean Film Festival :  designed for ocean lovers of all ages and especially young students and children – and their parents, of course. Films are an excellent medium for conveying a story or message and each film scheduled for viewing during the 2012 festival will have just that. Everyone comes away with a better understanding of how precious and fragile our world’s Ocean is, and what they can do to become better stewards in protecting it. The entertainment of course is priceless and this event is free and open to the public.
Where & When
September 16, 2012, 1-5 pm
Tybee Island Marine Science Center
1509 Strand Avenue
Tybee Is. 31328

Forsyth Park Family Picnic: On Sunday, September 16, the SOE welcomes families from across the region for a day of celebration in Forsyth Park at The International Ocean Connection Picnic. The picnic will feature the Armed Forces marching band, an array of international cuisine and activities for kids of every age. The event is scheduled to begin at 5pm.

Stayce Koegler Photography offers affordable Mommy Sessions portrait special

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

MOMMY SESSIONS!

Now that your older kids are back at school, how about a morning Stayce Koegler Photography photo session with your toddler?

Or, perhaps the hubby could take the morning off for breakfast and a quick morning photo session?
Sound fun? The price is even more enticing: $125 includes an hour photo session and a $50 print credit.

Stayce Koegler Photography specializes in relaxed, natural Family and Child portrait photography serving the coast of Georgia and North Florida. A whiz with natural light, Stayce playfully captures her pint-sized subjects so clearly, you feel as though they are going to jump off the page.

Stayce aims to make your photo session a fun and memorable experience.

Stay connected with Stayce K Photography by “liking” her Facebook page here.

Stayce Koegler Photography, www.staycekoegler.com, staycekoegler@hotmail.com Stayce Koegler Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.