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Winter 2013 Art Classes for Kids @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Ohhh we are so excited about Scribble Art Studio’s new winter 2013 Savannah & Pooler classes. Check out the classes in detail here.

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes for kids, call 912-323-0123 or email ScribbleArtStudio@hotmail.com .

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, adult art parties. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates . 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.

Teens’ Yoga Class @ Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s therapeutic yoga studio

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Check out the upcoming teens’ yoga classes at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah’s new therapeutic yoga studio.

Enrollment will be limited, so please enroll early.

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

FREE Dog Days: Kids practice reading with library therapy dogs

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Dog Days
Practice your reading skills with one of our registered therapy dogs. Readers, ages 5 and up.

Always check with the branch for schedule changes. More details here.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432, Saturday, March 9, 12 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Saturday, March 9, 12 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 12 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471 Monday,  Feb. 25  4:30 Monday, March 18, 4:30 p.m.

Islands Library, 897-6233 Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.

Tybee Is. Polar Bear Plunge 2013

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

The Tybee Polar Plunge returns to Tybee Island on Tuesday, January 1, 2013! Join thousands of people and take the plunge into the brisk Atlantic Ocean at 12:00 noon on New Year’s Day. It’s a great way for the ENTIRE FAMILY to start off the New Year!

WHERE: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion – Tybee Island, GA 31328

WHEN: January 1, 2013

COST: $25.00 Sign up to be a Tybee Post Theater member and SAVE! Member price is only $22.50.

Online registration is no longer available. Please see below for registering in person.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

You can register for the Polar Plunge or the Gang of Goofs contest in person at the Tybrisa Roundabout on Saturday, December 29, Sunday, December 30 and Monday, December 31st from 12pm – 3pm or on Tuesday, January 1 from 9am – 11:30am at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion (deadline to register for the Gang of Goofs contest on January 1st is 10:30am).

Oh Baby! Fitness offers pregnancy yoga, pregnancy water aerobics and mommy-and-baby water exercise classes in Savannah

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Oh Baby! Fitness has the following Savannah classes starting in January. Save 10% off full session by using discount code: SOUTHERNMAMAS when you register online at www.ohbabyfitness.com.

Pregnancy Yoga at Savannah Yoga Room
Sunday at 3pm (start 1/13) and Thursday at 12:15pm (1/10)
6 weeks/$90 or $18 a class

H2Oh Baby (Mom and Baby Water Aerobics) at Chatham County Aquatics Center
Tuesday at 11:30am (start 1/8)
6 weeks/$90 or $18 a class

Pregnancy Water Aerobics at Chatham County Aquatics Center
Tuesday at 12:15pm (start 1/8)
6 weeks/$90 or $18 a class

Register at www.ohbabyfitness.com  Use discount code: SOUTHERNMAMAS to save 10% off.

Chatham County Aquatic Center is at 7240 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah. Savannah Yoga Room is at 115 Charlotte Dr., Savannah 31410

Oh Baby! Fitness gives new and expectant moms a place to find support, make friends, get fit and bond with their babies. Oh Baby! Fitness programs allow Mom to get out of the house, get her body back in shape and spend time with baby.

To see what moms are saying about Oh Baby! Fitness programs, click here.

Oh Baby! Fitness,  www.ohbabyfitness.com, @ Chatham County Aquatic Center, (912) 652-6793 & Savannah Yoga Room,  (912) 898-0361 Oh Baby! Fitness is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Stroller Strong Moms’ Get Fit for 2013 Challenge, Savannah

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah (where moms get fit & kids have fun) is going to have a Get Fit for 2013 Challenge that starts Wed. January 16 2013!

The Get Fit for 2013 Challenge is a 10 week program where moms do a fitness assesment and body fat analysis at the beginning and end of the program. Newcomers are welcome!

You will earn points throughout the program with class attendance, weekly MVP and improvement in assessments over the 10 weeks.

To learn about this fun program in detail, click here. Sign up before the new year for a discounted fee!

Stroller Strong Moms offers a unique and challenging workout that’s constantly on the move. It uses the entire Forsyth Park in Savannah during class. Each fitness class will provide new and different walking/running routes and exercises in order to maximize fitness results and prevent boredom. For schedule & price info on Savannah classes, visit www.strollerstrongmoms.com & click savannah class. First class is free.

All exercises are introduced with multiple levels of difficulty so that moms of all fitness levels are able to workout together. Each class is designed so that your child has fun too.

“Like” Stroller Strong Moms Savannah page on Facebook here to stay updated.

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com , www.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Season Finale 2012 Sale On Now @ Sara Jane Children’s Boutique, Savannah

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

sara jane children’s boutique in Savannah is having a HUGE season finale event, meaning amazing savings on some pretty darn cute stuff. Hurry on in though, with savings up to 65% off this stuff won’t last long!

sara jane children’s boutique, 202 East 37th St., Savannah, Ga. 31401, 912-234-5266, email sarajanekids@comcast.net, http://sarajane.myshopify.com/ Sara Jane Children’s Boutique is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah Baby Co. is moving to downtown Savannah

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Savannah Baby Co. is MOVING! Savannah Baby Co joining hands with Sherry’s Designer Furniture and Outlet & now will be located at 541 E Liberty St in downtown Savannah!

Savannah Baby Co.’s old location at 5301 Paulsen St will be closing Saturday and Savannah Baby Co. will re-open next Wednesday Jan 2, 2013 at a yet-to-be-announced downtown Savannah location.

Savannah Baby Company, 912-480-0212, http://www.savannahbabyco.com/ Savannah Baby Company is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah puppet show Dec. 27-29: Special discount for Puppet People December Kids’ Shows via Living Social, Savannah

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Come out to see “Friends” at The Puppet People this December & save on tickets via Puppet People’s Living Social Deal.. Only $7.00 per person with the Living Social discount. Click here for the discount.

“Friends” is a shadow puppet show based on an African Folk Tale. Featuring the unlikely friendship that forms between Frog Child and Snake Child, as they get to know each other and celebrate the things that make them different from one another.

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People has a Living Social half price special for December 22, 27, 28, 29 on the shadow show and shadow puppet Mom & Me puppet making session: “Friends:” “Why Frog Child & Snake Child Can’t Play Together”
Cost : $15.00 per ticket
With Living Social: $7.00 per ticket. Click here for the discount.

Show details here.

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People “The Puppet Place” in Thunderbolt, 3119 Furber Avenue, Savannah, GA 31405, 912-355-3366, http://puppetpeople.com. The Puppet Place is also an ideal spot to host children’s birthday parties! Puppet People is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Alive in Savannah 2012: Race, Festival, Family-Focused, Fireworks

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Celebrate the end of the year with the entire family in a healthy way at this great family-friendly three-day New Year’s event: Alive in Savannah 2012.
This popular annual celebration takes place Dec. 29-Dec. 31 2012 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa’s race track.
Kids can enjoy a carnival atmosphere with bounce houses, a 5 sided Rock Climbing Wall, Zip Line, Rope Swing, Super Slides
There will also music, kids’ fun run & fireworks.
Other competitions include 5K, 10K, Extreme Fitness Challenge & more. On-site childcare provided for competitors.
Forgo the pricey babysitter and crowded bars for this fit, family event.
Stay connected by “liking” Alive in Savannah on Facebook here.

Here’s the schedule of events

Schedule:
Dec 29th
PB&J Relay – 4 x 800 and 4 x whatever relay (2 miles total)
Alive Extreme Fitness Contest Open qualifier
Dec 30th
Alive Extreme Fitness Contest Gym qualifier
Live Music
Dec 31st
Youth Band Competition
Alive Extreme Fitness Contest Champions
Kids Run ¼ mile
5K, 10K Race through the Westin Golf Course
2 Live Bands
Team Impact Presentation
Fireworks

All three days
20 Inflatables
Childcare for participants up to 2 hours
Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights Drive through Light show

Alive in Savannah @ Westin Savannah, www.aliveinsavannah.com/ , Alive in Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

A mom’s post-Newtown holiday plea

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Thinking about the pain the parents of the Newtown, Conn. victims this season. Here is our response to the inexplicable mass shooting “We can do better, parents, we can.” Read it by clicking here,  

Savannah moms’ running group design T-shirts to sell & donated proceeds to relief efforts for Newtown

Friday, December 21st, 2012

We love this: a running group in Savannah called Savannah Moms RUN This Town  (savannahmrtt.co ) made up of moms who love to run are taking action in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

The group designed shirts to sell as a memorial to those who have lost their lives. ALL proceeds are going straight to the relief efforts of the community and families in Newtown. As women and mothers, members of Savannah Moms RUN This Town were deeply affected by the shooting. Their main chapter leader actually grew up in Newtown..

Black cotton shirts, with a white screen printed design on the front pocket area and back. Each shirt costs $20, and ALL proceeds are going straight to the relief efforts of the community and families in Newtown.

To order, click here. Last day to order is Dec. 27!

Give the gift of fine art photography this year with a special holiday bundle deal from Shuman Fine Art Photography

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Give the gift of Fine Art Photography this year.

In the spirit of the Christmas season, Shuman Fine Art Photography is bringing back their popular holiday bundle! You must call the studio to book before the deadline deal, December 31st before 5pm.

Christmas Bundle consists of:

A private photo session with Jill and Jillane
1 8×12 image custom framed
3 gift prints (1 8×10 or 2 5×7′s or 4 4×6′s = 1 gift print)

Call the Shuman Fine Art Photography studio (912.826.4447) to schedule and submit your session fee. Session must be held on an available between January 1st and March 31st.

912.826.4447
www.shumanfineartphotography.com
Like Shuman Fine Art Photography on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/UblveJ

See Shuman Fine Art Photography professional work also here: www.shumanfineartphotography.com For more information, email Jillane Tucker at jillanes@shumanphoto.com or call 912.826.4447.

Jillane Tucker, Shuman Fine Art Photography.com, email jillanes@shumanphoto.com, 912.826.4447 http://www.shumanfineartphotography.com/ Shuman Fine Art Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

BOGO on clothes & shoes @ Savannah Baby Co. until end of 2012

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Savannah Baby Co. is having a BOGO SALE! They’re trying to make room for new brands.

ALL Clothes and Shoes (Livie & Luca excluded) are BUY 1, GET 1 FREE until the end of the year. Shop away.

Savannah Baby Co. has a good stock on shoes and this also includes Under Armour gear!

Savannah Baby Company, 5301 Paulsen at the corner of Paulsen St and 69th in the Medical Arts neighborhood, 912-480-0212, www.savannahbabyco.com, Savannah Baby Company is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Need Last Minute Gifts or Fresh, Local food for your Holiday Feast? Check out Savannah Food Co-op Thurs. Dec. 20

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Need Last Minute Gifts or Fresh, Local food for your Holiday Feast?

The Savannah Food Co-op will be open to the public for shopping hours on Thursday, Dec. 20th from 2-6pm.

Non-members are welcome to check out the co-op’s holiday bounty. You don’t have to be a member of the co-op. The Savannah Food Co-op will have a little of everything from toys, gift bags, and handmade soaps to produce, dairy and dry goods. Stop by to say hello and see why the co-op’s members love to ‘shop the co-op’!

Savannah Food Co-op is centrally located at the corner of Waters Ave & E 59th St, tucked right behind Savannah Tire in a cream colored warehouse. Look for the wheat logo sign, it’s visible from Waters Ave. The address is 1106 E. 59th St, 31404 (right across from Columbus Ave).

Savannnah Food Co-op has two amazingly simple and totally gratifying recipes on their blog this week – one a craft, the other a treat. Cinnamon Ornaments are made with three simple ingredients – cinnamon, applesauce and glue! Check out the Savannah Food Co-op team’s experience making these with their kids,  included all of their tips for making things easier and more fun. The treat is Chocolate Peppermint Coconut Fudge. We probably don’t need to say anything else, but in case anyone’s not sold yet… it’s pretty darn healthy, takes less than 10 minutes to make and is waaay easier than cookies if you’re looking for a quick bit of edible holiday cheer. (On a personal note, I made this fudge last night for gifts & was trying not to “test” any, but I did & it was so yummy)

Savannah Food Co-op, http://savannahfoodcoop.com/, email managers@savannahfoodcoop.com , Savannah Food Co-Op is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Help create a Winter Wonderland for Sandy Hook Elementary

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Help Savannah Baby Co in their efforts to provide love and cheer to the students of Sandy Hook Elementary.

The National PTA released an article with a fantastic idea: to collect as many snowflakes possible so that when the kids start school back next year they’ll be welcomed by a magnificent “winter wonderland.”

Read the article here.

So get creative and craft away! Snowflakes can be dropped off at Savannah Baby Co. and they’ll mail them all.

If they gather 500 snowflakes, Savannah Baby Co will also make a donation to Savannah Chatham CASA in honor of the victims.

Or you want to mail your snowflakes directly, the mailing address to those collecting snowflakes for the school is:
Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

Savannah Baby Company, 5301 Paulsen at the corner of Paulsen St and 69th in the Medical Arts neighborhood, 912-480-0212, www.savannahbabyco.com, Savannah Baby Company is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

New Music with Mar parent-&-me music & movement sessions in Pooler, Rincon & on Skidaway Island

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

We’re thrilled to share with that the popular Music with Mar classes will start in January 2013 in Pooler, Rincon & on Skidaway Island, in addition the Savannah class.

Music with Mar is a fun & smart music & movement parent-and-me class.

Classes in Savannah:
11 AM Tuesdays in the music room of St James Catholic Church (8412 Whitfield Ave. Fronts on Montgomery Cross Road), Savannah;

Classes in Pooler

9:30 AM Mondays @ St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Pooler

Classes on Skidaway Island, Savannah

1 PM Tuesdays, Skidaway Island Presbyterian Preschool

Classes in Rincon

10 AM Wednesdays  in the Ashley Education Building at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Rincon

Classes start in January 2013

For children ages 6 months-6 years old and a parent/caregiver. Cost is $7/class per family (up to 4 children) or a block of 5 classes (to be used any time during a 2 month period) is $30. For more information, email megank@musicwithmar.com . “Like” Music with Mar on Facebook by clicking here to stay updated on classes.

Music with Mar is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser, On Facebook here.  Email megank@musicwithmar.com .

Holiday Toys/Games Discount @ Barnett Educational Supplies: 10% off special items, plus deal on Melissa & Doug Easel, Savannah

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

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

Check out this week’s 10% off items above.

Also, Barnett has a can’t-miss deal right now on Melissa & Doug Easels.
Barnett’s Easel Package Deal for only $125.68 includes:
• Melissa and Doug Easel
• 8 Dry Erase Markers
• Melissa and Doug Brushes
• Easel Paper
• Assorted Chalk
• 48 count Crayola Crayons
• 4 Washable Paints
• 2 Sponge Brushes
• Eraser
• Spill Proof Paint Cups

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; Sun: 1- 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.

Visits & reading with Santa, Dec. 19-21 & Dec. 24 @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. is having a visit from Santa Wednesday, December 19, Thursday, December 20, Friday, December 21, and Monday, December 24, at 10:30am!

Bring your kids for a special visit from Santa all the way from the North Pole. He will read traditional Christmas stories including “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Santa will talk to your child and find out what he or she would like for Christmas. Get your child’s picture made with Santa and then create a frame to put it in! Enjoy special holiday treats and The Sandbox all decked out for Christmas.

This special holiday program is included in admission ($7 per person and under 1 are free).

The Sandbox will also have special holiday arts and crafts activities throughout the holiday season.
Holiday Arts and Crafts
December 22: Reindeer Gift Bag
Cost: FREE with admission

Visit www.thesandbox.org  for information on other upcoming events and activities.

The Sandbox, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., S.C. 29928
843.842.7645, www.thesandbox.org

Upcoming Kids’ Winter Art Classes/Programs @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Loads of cool classes coming up this winter @ Telfair Museums  in conjunction with the Pulse Technology exhibit and the exhibit from the Uffizi. Two new and exciting classes are the weekend class for kids 4-7 Mini Masters, and the parent-child Family MAKE, Build Your Own Autonomous Robotic Pet on Feb. 2 2013.

Great holiday activities for kids on winter vacation include Toddler Thursdays this week Dec. 20, and of course, wcwm?, weekly thurs-sat 10-2pm.

Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing 2
Instructor: Marisa Lilje
Ages 10 – 14
January 24–February 28, 2013
Thursdays 4:30-6 pm
No class January 30
Member: $100 | Non-member: $125
This class is designed to help upper-elementary & middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. In Drawing II, students will focus on the figure, practicing portraiture and sketching from clothed models. Youth Drawing is a great class for students to develop their art portfolios. New students welcome! All materials provided.

VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT
Instructor: John Chung
Ages 14-18
January 24–February 28, 2013
Thursdays, 4:30-6 pm
No class January 30
Members $100 | Non-members $125
In this five week class, students will build their own video game. Students will explore, play, and develop video games while learning computer programing from scratch using Game Maker. Students will create a simple game each day of the class and build skills to be incorporated in final games that utilize all learned skills. All materials provided.

4 to 7 Year Old Mini Masters
Instructor: Sherah Rosen
Ages 4-7
Saturdays, 10-11:30 am, February 16–March 9, 2013
Members $100 | Non-members $125
Each day of this five week Saturday class will explore art fundamentals through exploration of different works from master artist such as Botticelli, Il Parmigianino, and Niccolo Pisano. Each day student will view, discuss, and recreate the great works form the Uffizi collection. In the studio students will make their own paint, work with gold leaf, paint their own family portraits, and more. All materials provided.

A Family MAKE, Build Your Own Autonomous Robotic Pet
Saturday, February 2
10am-4pm
Members $125 | Non-members $150
It’s good on a weekend to step back from the everyday and find little inspirations around us. The museums education staff came across “Ollie”, a little robot that is a creative fun family project, developed by creative technologist Pritika Nilaratna that explores human product interaction. This one day workshop for individuals as well as parents and their kids will use Mrs. Nilaratna original Ollie Design to develop our own personal Autonomous robotic pet blimp. http://meandollie.com/ All Materials Provided.

Toddler Thursdays
10-11:30 am
Toddler Third Thursdays are great for parents, grandparents, and caregivers with pre-school children. Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their adult companions,this program allows toddlers to explore artwork from Telfair exhibitions and complete a fun-filled art project relating to their tour. A different tour and project will be offered each month. Time to play in ArtZeum is included.
Registration and adult supervision required. Call 790-8823 or click here to register. Enrollment is $5 per child. Adult admission is FREE for museum-members and $12 for non-members. Sponsored in part by JCB, Inc.
November: Stitching Stories
DECEMBER: THE UFFIZI
JANUARY: TODDLERS TECHNOLOGY
FEBRUARY: THE UFFIZI PART 2

To register for any of these classes, click here.

Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center, 207 W York St, Savannah GA 31401 More info here. Telfair Museums are a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

New K-12 Savannah Charter School Opening K-6 in Fall of 2013

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Enrollment for the new Savannah charter school – Savannah Classical Academy - is under way for the 2013-2014 school year.

Enrollment at the new charter is December 8, 2012 – February 22, 2013.

Applications available online at www.savannahclassicalacademy.org  or at the following locations starting January 7th, 2013:
Mondays- Carnegie Library 5:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesdays- Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church 5:30-7:30pm
Saturdays-W.W. Law Community Center 12-2pm

Contact: Savannah Classical Academy at 912.398.2391 info@savannahclassicalacademy.org

AT A GLANCE
• Tuition-free, public charter school
• Opening – August 2013
• Serving students in Savannah/Chatham County
• Initially serving grades K-6; serving grades K-12 by 2019
• Key characteristics and components:
o Based on a classical liberal arts model with a strong civics component
o Explicit phonics for teaching of reading
o Teaching of Latin
o School culture demanding moral virtue, decorum, respect, discipline, and studiousness among students and faculty

Savannah Classical Academy will be located at the site of the former St. Pius High School, 705 Anderson St. For more info, click here.

You’re invited: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, First Presbyterian Church, Pooler

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Living Nativity Scene, Wilmington Island

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

You’re invited to a Living Nativity Scene at Wilmington Island Presbyterian, 450 North Cromwell Road, Savannah 31410.

The nativity scene (including camels) will be on Tuesday, December 18th from 4-7pm. Everyone is welcome.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE. OR VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

FOR OUR PICKS FOR BEST LOCAL HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAYS & HOME DECORATIONS, CLICK HERE.

Best Savannah holiday lights displays & home decorations

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Planning on taking the kids to look at home holiday lights? Click here for our picks for the 2012 best home holiday lights displays/decorations.

Holiday on Broughton Street, Savannah

Friday, December 14th, 2012

You’re invited to Holiday on Broughton Street, Savannah.

Join the Savannah Downtown Business Association for Holiday on Broughton noon until 7 PM this Saturday, December 15. Fun for the whole family with dance, choir, jazz, and theater performances
Performances by:
• Savannah Dance Festival
• Savannah Arts Academy Choir
• Savannah Arts Academy Jazz Band
• Holiday Movie at Trustee’s Theater
• And MORE Family Fun!

Sponsored in part by the City of Savannah

Living Nativity Scene, Wilmington Island, Dec. 18

Friday, December 14th, 2012

You’re invited to a Living Nativity Scene at Wilmington Island Presbyterian, 450 North Cromwell Road, Savannah 31410.

The nativity scene (including camels) will be on Tuesday, December 18th from 4-7pm. Everyone is welcome.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS, VISIT SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE HERE. OR VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

FOR OUR PICKS FOR BEST LOCAL HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAYS & HOME DECORATIONS, CLICK HERE.

Perfect Teachers’ Gifts: Holiday Giving with Local Flair from Savannah Food Co-op (gift boxes, baskets, bags)

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Buy local this holiday season!

These Savannah Food Co-op gift boxes, baskets, and bags (pictured to the right) are a compilation of items from the Co-op’s local vendors and artisans, packaged simply and with eco-friendly and recycled materials. Great for teachers, co-workers, friends, and family!

You may contact Savannah Food Co-op at managers@savannahfoodcoop.com to order, or create an account in their system to have access to order these and 700 other organic & all-natural items.

Available for pickup at Savannah Food Co-op midtown location on Thursday, December 20th from 2:00 – 6:00pm. And remember, you are always welcome to shop the co-op during pickup hours without joining and paying the membership fee.

 

Pricing:
- Small Gift Box (1 Tybee Creek Soap, 1 1/2-lb PERC Coffee, 1 6oz B&G Honey), $15
- Medium Gift Box (1/2 lb PERC Coffee, 1 bar Tybee Creek Soap Company Soap, 1 bag dried Frali Pasta, 1 bag Riverview Farms Grits), $20
- Large Gift Basket (1/2 lb PERC Coffee, 1 bar Tybee Creek Soap Company Soap, 1 6oz bottle B&G Honey Farm Honey, 1 bag Riverview Farm Grits, 1 bag dried Frali Pasta, 1 jar Frali Carreterra Pasta Sauce), $30

- Coffee & Mug Gift Bag (1/2 lb PERC Coffee, 1 Savannah Food Co-op Ceramic Coffee Mug), $8.50

Also, Savannnah Food Co-op has two amazingly simple and totally gratifying recipes on their blog this week – one a craft, the other a treat. Cinnamon Ornaments are made with three simple ingredients – cinnamon, applesauce and glue! Check out the Savannah Food Co-op team’s experience making these with their kids,  included all of their tips for making things easier and more fun. The treat is Chocolate Peppermint Coconut Fudge. We probably don’t need to say anything else, but in case anyone’s not sold yet… it’s pretty darn healthy, takes less than 10 minutes to make and is waaay easier than cookies if you’re looking for a quick bit of edible holiday cheer.

Savannah Food Co-op, http://savannahfoodcoop.com/, email managers@savannahfoodcoop.com , Savannah Food Co-Op is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

How The Grinch Stole the Polar Express – A Balloon Caper (Free balloon show), Dec. 15, Savannah

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

How The Grinch Stole the Polar Express – A Balloon Caper (Free balloon show)

This Saturday Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m., you need to help Lynnae Weller, Owner of Bend Out A Shape Balloons, make sure the Grinch doesn’t steal Christmas for the entire world. Come have a fun, hilarious time at the Southwest Chatham Library (the one by Target at Savannah Mall). You might even get to see a snowball fight! Great for all ages.

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.

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How The Grinch Stole the Polar Express – A Balloon Caper (Free balloon show), Dec. 15, Savannah

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

How The Grinch Stole the Polar Express – A Balloon Caper (Free balloon show)

This Saturday Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m., you need to help Lynnae Weller, Owner of Bend Out A Shape Balloons, make sure the Grinch doesn’t steal Christmas for the entire world. Come have a fun, hilarious time at the Southwest Chatham Library (the one by Target at Savannah Mall). You might even get to see a snowball fight! Great for all ages.

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/

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Best 2012 holiday lights displays/home decorations in Savannah, Lowcountry

Wednesday, December 12th, 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.