Archive for November, 2012

Musikgarten Studio 2424 opens new program at Averitt Center, Statesboro

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Studio 2424 announces the grand opening of MusikGarten family music sessions for toddlers and babies at the Averitt Center in Statesboro starting in 2013, in addition to the classes offered in Savannah.

Registration is now until Jan 3rd, for the session beginning January 10th. Register for classes here.

The class sessions are designed to nurture children’s music aptitude by engaging them with their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop an ease with rhythmical movement and expression. Instrumental activities range from marking simple rhythms with sticks, chimes and drums, to singing and playing strings and keyboards from notation. Details about classes here.

FREE preview classes! Curriculum for homeschoolers and nursery schools also available.

Register for classes here.

To sign up for a free preview class, click here.

Musikgarten Studio 2424 also offers parent-and-me classes for ages 0-5 at 10 AM & 4:30 PM every Wednesday at Monkey Joe’s, 311 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah. Pre-register at www.gmwmg.com

Studio 2424 – Music is FUNdamental: Come over and PLAY! Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head, Statesboro tel: 912-434-1604 or 866-645-7501, http://www.gmwmg.com Studio 2424 is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Best holiday lights displays/home decorations in Savannah 2012

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Best local holiday light displays.  Planning on driving around and checking out the best local holiday house decorations? From giant Santa snow globes to computerized Christmas lights animated with music, we have your guide to local home holiday light displays.

Displays not to be missed include:

1. The Whitemarsh Island home of the Kesslers. In the Battery point subdivision at 105 Mapmaker Lane: computerized “dancing” lights display animated with music. Lights choreographed to blink, twink and fade in red, blue, green and white, in sync with a custom-mixed soundtrack of holiday tunes.

2. A beloved old-fashioned holiday yard display that on certain nights features hot chocolate for visitors and even Santa visits at 512 Gordonston Ave., Savannah.(UPDATE: on 12/1/12 this display was still in the prep stages & not ready yet. But this favorite is expected to be up again & glowing this season!)

Ones that we haven’t checked out yet this year but in the past have been great. We’ve been told many of these are still brillant this year.
• 711 South Drive
• 202 Blue Marlin Drive in Seagate, Whitemarsh Island
• 203 Windsor Road, Windsor Forest
• 18 Cutler Drive, Georgetown area (in the same area, drive down Lions Gate (also in Georgetown), there are several brightly-decorated homes as well as a house on Waynesboro)
• 136 Chimney Road, Rincon
• 13008 Largo Drive, Windsor Forest
116 Community Road in Faulkville Lakeside Farms
• 16 Godley Park Way in Pooler
• 504 E. 52 St

PUBLIC HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS, SAVANNAH

December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah. Details here.

Savannah Harbor of Lights Festival @ Road Course on Hutchinson Is. Details here.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS WORTH THE DRIVE!

Harbour Town Lights, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is. FREE. Details here

Lights Before (& After) Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, S.C. Details here.

Holiday Festival of Lights 2012, Charleston S.C. Details here

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights @ Atlanta Botanical Garden. Through Jan. 5 2013. Details here.

Holiday Toy/Games Sale @ Barnett Educational Supplies; 10% off special items

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

For 25 days in December, Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah will promote a particular item each day and offer a 10% discount on that particular product.

The products will be announced the Monday before the sale. This will allow the parents and grandparents time to decide when to stop by the store the next day to get the product.

Check out the 10% off items above.

Shop Local, Shop Barnett!

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

“It’s A Wonderful Life” @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

 

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

 

​Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m.

Presented by the Lucas Theatre
Released in 1946, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community would be had he never been born.  The film also stars Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.
The film has since been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, and also placed number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time.
Tickets are $5 each, general admission, available by calling 912-525-5050 or online.  This film is eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass.

 

Tybee Is. Toure de Holiday Lights Bike Parade

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

We love this! The 6th Annual Tybee Island Toure de Lights.

Light up your bikes and homes and come to Tybee Island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure de Lights event will kick off at A-J’s Dockside with a bike line-up and awards ceremony, with prizes for the best bike and home decorations. The Toure de Lights parade will begin at A-J’s Dockside and end at Marlin Monroe’s.

Registration forms are available at A-J’s and Tim’s Beach Gear. All event proceeds benefit the Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry.

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Bike line-up and awards ceremony at 5 p.m.
Toure de Lights Parade at 6:30 p.m.

A-J’s Dockside Restaurant
1315 Chatham Avenue
Tybee Island, Georgia

COST: $10 entry fee. Cash or checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry.
CONTACT: 912-786-4801

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR HERE.

Tybee Island Toure de Lights Bike Parade, Dec. 15

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

We love this! The 6th Annual Tybee Island Toure de Lights.

Light up your bikes and homes and come to Tybee Island for a night of holiday fun! The Toure de Lights event will kick off at A-J’s Dockside with a bike line-up and awards ceremony, with prizes for the best bike and home decorations. The Toure de Lights parade will begin at A-J’s Dockside and end at Marlin Monroe’s.

Registration forms are available at A-J’s and Tim’s Beach Gear. All event proceeds benefit the Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry.

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Bike line-up and awards ceremony at 5 p.m.
Toure de Lights Parade at 6:30 p.m.

A-J’s Dockside Restaurant
1315 Chatham Avenue
Tybee Island, Georgia

COST: $10 entry fee. Cash or checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Rising Tyde Community Food Pantry.
CONTACT: 912-786-4801

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR HERE.

Open House at The Habersham School, Savannah

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Open House
The Habersham School will be offering an evening Open House on January 15th at 6pm. Please contact The Habersham School at 912-509-0540, or info@thehabershamschool.org .

Patriot Previews
The true culture of a school is best experienced during a personal tour. Tours of The Habersham School are available every Thursday from 8:15 am – 9:00 am by appointment only. This is the time to visit the classrooms, meet the Head of School and Principal, and discuss the school’s unique mission. Please call to reserve your spot.

Mailing Address
The Habersham School
PO Box 31037
Savannah, GA 31410

Current School Location
Grace Church of the Islands
6901 Concord Road
Savannah, GA 31410

Phone: 912-509-0540
Fax: 912-335-4038
Email: info@thehabershamschool.org

Website: http://thehabershamschool.org/

Open House at The Habersham School, Savannah

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Open House
The Habersham School will be offering a morning Open House on December 6th, 9:30am. The School will offer an evening Open House on January 15th at 6pm. Please contact The Habersham School at 912-509-0540, or info@thehabershamschool.org .

Patriot Previews
The true culture of a school is best experienced during a personal tour. Tours of The Habersham School are available every Thursday from 8:15 am – 9:00 am by appointment only. This is the time to visit the classrooms, meet the Head of School and Principal, and discuss the school’s unique mission. Please call to reserve your spot.

Mailing Address
The Habersham School
PO Box 31037
Savannah, GA 31410

Current School Location
Grace Church of the Islands
6901 Concord Road
Savannah, GA 31410

Phone: 912-509-0540
Fax: 912-335-4038
Email: info@thehabershamschool.org

Website: http://thehabershamschool.org/

School Open Houses in Savannah Targeting the 2013-14 School Year

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Open houses 2012 targeting the 2012-13 School Year (to have your school’s info added, email the info to anne@southernmamas.com)

Savannah Christian Preparatory School
The only Lower School in the area to have earned a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Prospective Parent Open Houses
Meet the teachers, tour the facilities and see how the school prepares students to do well in class and for life!
The Lower School at Chatham Parkway Campus: PreK-5th grades
Thursday, December 6th at 10 am
Thursday, January 31st at 10 am

The Lower School at DeRenne Avenue Campus: PreK-5th grades
Thursday, November 29th at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, December 4th at 10 am
Wednesday, January 30th at 10 am

The Middle School at DeRenne Avenue Campus: 6-8th grades
Thursday, November 29th at 6:30 pm

“Developing the whole person to the glory of God”
For more information visit Savannah Chrisitan Preparatory School website at www.savcps.com  OR contact the Director of Admissions, Debbie Fairbanks ’81 at 912.234.1653 ext. 106 or dfairbanks@savcps.com

“My Fair Lady” @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Monday, November 26th, 2012

This holiday bring the family to The Savannah Children’s Theatre for the classical musical production of “My Fair Lady.”

The theatre’s best and brightest shine as Eliza Doolittle, Professor Henry Higgins and all the memorable characters of this award-winning show. Nov. 30-Dec. 9. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for students, seniors and military and $15 for adults.

Tickets can be purchased at www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org or at the theatre box office, 2160 E. Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center, Savannah, 31404 912-238-9015

5K Celebration Run benefits Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Plan to take part in a 5K Celebration Run at Savannah State University on December 15 at 9 a.m.

Men, women, kids and jogging strollers are all welcome. Race proceeds benefit local nonprofit Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, helping preteen girls to become healthy, strong and confident

After Party will include race awards, raffles, kids fun zone, free food and beverages, and more.

Register for $25 at www.girlsontherun-ga.org or for $35 onsite on race day. Call 912-349-1528 for more information.

Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, 401 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, 31406 (912) 349-1528, www.girlsontherun-ga.org Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

5K Celebration Run benefits Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, Dec. 15

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Plan to take part in a 5K Celebration Run at Savannah State University on December 15 at 9 a.m.

Men, women, kids and jogging strollers are all welcome. Race proceeds benefit local nonprofit  Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, helping preteen girls to become healthy, strong and confident

After Party will include race awards, raffles, kids fun zone, free food and beverages, and more.

Register for $25 at www.girlsontherun-ga.org  or for $35 onsite on race day. Call 912-349-1528 for more information.

Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, 401 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, 31406 (912) 349-1528, www.girlsontherun-ga.org Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

“My Fair Lady” @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Monday, November 26th, 2012

This holiday bring the family to The Savannah Children’s Theatre for the classical musical production of “My Fair Lady.”

The theatre’s best and brightest shine as Eliza Doolittle, Professor Henry Higgins and all the memorable characters of this award-winning show. Nov. 30-Dec. 9. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for students, seniors and military and $15 for adults.

Tickets can be purchased at www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org  or at the theatre box office, 2160 E. Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center. 912-238-9015.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR HERE.

Luminary Night with Santa, Skidaway Is. State Park

Monday, November 26th, 2012

You’re invited to Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 6-8 PM.

Bring your children and pets for pictures with Santa. Enjoy a walk along our enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts.

$2 – $5 photos and hayrides. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, 31411

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR HERE.

Luminary Night with Santa, Skidaway Is. State Park, Dec. 15

Monday, November 26th, 2012

You’re invited to Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 6-8 PM.

Bring your children and pets for pictures with Santa. Enjoy a walk along our enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts.

$2 – $5 photos and hayrides. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, 31411

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR HERE.

Fort Pulaski to Offer Children’s Civil War Holiday Workshop, Dec. 22

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Fort Pulaski National Monument will celebrate the holiday season with a special children’s holiday workshop.

Saturday, December 22, 2012, 2:00 to 4:00 PM Visions of Sugar Plums! Children are invited to join park staff in making, molding, and painting the holiday candy know as marzipan! The group will also be making special edible holiday ornaments for the enjoyment of your backyard wild friends!

Space is limited. Reservations are requested. Please contact Gloria Swift, Park Ranger, by phone at (912) 786-5787 extension 218 or via email at Gloria_Swift@nps.gov for more information.

Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $5.00 per person is charged; ages 15 & younger are free. Call the park at (912) 786-5787 for details, or visit the park’s official website at www.nps.gov/fopu .

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR HERE.

Fort Pulaski to Offer Children’s Civil War Holiday Workshop, Dec. 22

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Fort Pulaski National Monument will celebrate the holiday season with a special children’s holiday workshop.

Saturday, December 22, 2012, 2:00 to 4:00 PM Visions of Sugar Plums! Children are invited to join park staff in making, molding, and painting the holiday candy know as marzipan! The group will also be making special edible holiday ornaments for the enjoyment of your backyard wild friends!

Space is limited. Reservations are requested. Please contact Gloria Swift, Park Ranger, by phone at (912) 786-5787 extension 218 or via email at Gloria_Swift@nps.gov  for more information.

Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $5.00 per person is charged; ages 15 & younger are free. Call the park at (912) 786-5787 for details, or visit the park’s official website at www.nps.gov/fopu .

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR HERE.

Night in Tuscany Party & Silent Auction to benefit Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia

Monday, November 26th, 2012

You’re invited to Night in Tuscany Party & Silent Auction to benefit Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, helping preteen girls to become healthy, strong and confident.

Thursday, November 29, 5:30 until 8 p.m. In the courtyard of Southern Pine Company, 616 East 35th Street, Savannah, Georgia. Live music, food and beverages, and great auction items to bid on.

Purchase tickets by clicking here.

Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, 401 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, 31406 (912) 349-1528, www.girlsontherun-ga.org

Night in Tuscany Party & Silent Auction to benefit Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia

Monday, November 26th, 2012

You’re invited to Night in Tuscany Party & Silent Auction to benefit Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, helping preteen girls to become healthy, strong and confident.

Thursday, November 29, 5:30 until 8 p.m. In the courtyard of Southern Pine Company, 616 East 35th Street, Savannah, Georgia. Live music, food and beverages, and great auction items to bid on.

Purchase tickets by clicking here.

Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, 401 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, 31406 (912) 349-1528, www.girlsontherun-ga.org

December Nights & Holiday Lights Start Fri. Nov. 30 @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Monday, November 26th, 2012

 December Nights & Holiday Lights @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens) kicks off this  Fri. Nov. 30.

Presented by The Friends of the Coastal Gardens, the holiday lights show runs November 30th through December 23rd, 2012 (Friday – Sunday nights only). This is a walking tour that’s stroller accessible.
6pm – 9pm
At the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419

12 nights of holiday lights, music and food.
All proceeds will go to fund the Children’s Garden at the Bamboo Farm.
$5 per person, children under 5 years free
A walking tour of the garden’s historic district * Tram rides available for the disabled and elderly * Special activities for children * Saturday night pictures with Santa

Please call for more details (912) 921-5460. “Like” Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here to stay updated on events.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT OUR CALENDAR HERE.

New holiday kids’ music that we love: A Laurie Berkner Christmas

Monday, November 26th, 2012

It’s not even December yet and we’re already addicted to the first-ever Christmas album by best-selling, award-winning children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner.

A Laurie Berkner Christmas “(Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie) features fifteen traditional holiday and seasonal songs. My kids’ favorite is the original track “Candy Cane Jane.” Mine are “Children Go Where I Send Thee” (featuring acclaimed recording artist Brady Rymer) & “Silent Night” (featuring an all-time SouthernMamas.com favorite, Elizabeth Mitchell, whose recent CD “Blue Clouds” we reviewed here)

Be sure to bring “A Laurie Berkner Christmas” CD along when you take the kids to look at holiday lights or on your holiday travels!

A Laurie Berkner Christmas Track Listing

Jingle Bells
Santa’s Coming To My House Tonight
Little Drummer Boy
I Saw Three Ships
Candy Cane Jane
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Children Go Where I Send Thee (featuring Brady Rymer)
Silent Night (featuring Elizabeth Mitchell)
Christmas Lights
Christmas Is Coming
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Frosty The Snowman
White Christmas
We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Disclosure: We received CDs at no cost to review.

Deadline to register for Kids’ Yoga Classes @ Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s therapeutic yoga studio

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Check out the upcoming kids’ yoga classes at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s new therapeutic yoga studio! Two different yoga for kids classes are available: one for ages 3-5 & one for ages 7 & older. Both are inclusive classes designed to bring yoga to kids in an enjoyable, accessible way.

Enrollment will be limited, so please enroll early. Registration ends Fri. Dec. 21, 2012. Classes start Jan. 5, 2013!

To register or more information, (912)665-4199 or www.ganeshasplace.com

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids, children with autism & restorative yoga for caretakers.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s a spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, http://ganeshasplace.com/ Ganesha’s Place is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Kids’ Yoga Classes at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s therapeutic yoga studio

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Check out the upcoming kids’ yoga classes at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s new therapeutic yoga studio! Two different yoga for kids classes are available: one for ages 3-5 & one for ages 7 & older. Both are inclusive classes designed to bring yoga to kids in an enjoyable, accessible way.

Enrollment will be limited, so please enroll early. Registration ends Fri. Dec. 21, 2012. Classes start Jan. 5, 2013!

To register or more information, (912)665-4199 or www.ganeshasplace.com

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids, children with autism & restorative yoga for caretakers.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s a spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, http://ganeshasplace.com/ Ganesha’s Place is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Holiday Gift Ideas – Art Kits & Gift Certificates – from Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Art Kits & Gift Certificates from Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler. Give the gift of art. These art kits – which contain a variety of Scribble’s favorite art supplies – are only available for a limited time. Gift certificates available for group and private lessons, plus parties.

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler offers private & group art classes, birthday parties, adult art parties. 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.