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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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

Sounds of Winter Holiday Concerts, Savannah

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

You’re invited to The Sounds of Winter Holiday Concert @ Savannah Arts Academy.

Don’t miss the spectacular sounds of the SAA Choruses and Orchestra. The Sounds of Winter Holiday Concert will take place this Wednesday and Thursday, December 12 and 13 beginning at 7 PM in the school theater.

Tickets may ONLY be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/saa until 60 minutes before show time. General admision is $10. Students and Seniors is $6.

Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave., Savannah, 31405

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

SouthernMamas giveaway: a little lovelane hat

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Lovelane wants to know: What was your favorite stuffed animal growing up?

‘Like’ lovelane’s Facebook page by clicking here and on their Facebook wall, tell about your favorite fluffy friend from childhood or your child’s favorite stuffed toy to enter to win a little lovelane hat. This giveaway will randomly select one winner from all entries that liked and commented on the Loveland Facebook page. Drawing will be Monday, December 17 @ 10am

The perfect accessory for anyone that loves “handmade”, lovelane fuses vintage design and edgy functionality. From linens to pillows to larger custom pieces, her work will brighten any home with a unique blend of kitschy themes, classic patterns, and polished craftsmanship.

Lovelane is committed to sustainability and “upcycling” by creating tea towels, totes and reusable produce bags, as well as full line of luxury home goods made with eco-friendly, water-based inks and dyes on organic and regional materials. The lovelane designs showroom and studio, Swamp Kitty, is located in Savannah’s Starland District.

Lovelane Designs, Lane Huerta, 25 East 40th St., Savannah, 31401, 415.378.4474, email lovelanedesigns@yahoo.com , http://www.lovelanedesigns.com/, On Facebook here.