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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 . Log on to  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

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, email , 912.659.0993, 1 ½ blocks from Daffin Park at 2421 Waters Ave. Ms. Amy’s School of Music is a 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  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 , ,

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 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  .

”Like” Giving in Love on Facebook here.

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

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 ,

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  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a 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


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,, Stayce Koegler Photography is a advertiser.

Savannah photography discount: London Owen Photographic offers 44% off session retainers & fees

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Now is the perfect time to book  London Owen Photographic as your photographer!!

Contact London Owen Photographic for details on this amazing one time sale! 44% off session retainers and fees!!! That means its ONLY a $150 for a session PLUS CD!!

50% of the deposit is due when you book your session and the additional is due once you have to your session!
Find out more about London Owen Photographic! Stay updated on London Owen Photographic’s news & specials, by liking it on Facebook here. And follow Sheryl on Twitter here.

London Owen Photographic, tel: 1 (630) 803-6056, email,, Londown Owen Photographic is a advertiser.

RINCON MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) annual sign up

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

The Rincon MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group will have their annual sign-up on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 10 AM to noon at the Rincon Park in front of the library.  MOPS offers fellowship and encouragement to mothers of children ages birth through kindergarten.  Annual membership dues are $23.95.  Bring your kids with you; snacks will be provided.  For more info. call Esther at 826-0455.

For more info on local moms groups, click here.