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Weave-A-Dream Funding, Savannah

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Here’s a great opportunity for funding for innovative arts, cultural projects.

The City of Savannah’s Weave-A-Dream (WAD) Panel has issued a call for proposals for its 2013 Weave-A-Dream initiative. Applications will be accepted through the calendar year, while funds are available. Programs are to be completed prior to December 1, 2013 and the application must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the project.

Project funding is available up to $3,500 for specific and innovative arts, cultural, or heritage programming or presentations that have a measurable, quantifiable benefit to Savannah’s diverse populations. The Weave-A-Dream initiative is particularly interested in proposals that have a strong youth focus (under 21). All program disciplines including multi-disciplinary projects are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for consideration, organization must be a non-profit, 501c3, head-quartered in Savannah’s corporate limits. Proposed programs must also be produced within the City’s corporate limits. No individual artist applications will be accepted.

Applications are reviewed by the WAD Panel and funding is awarded by a competitive funding process that considers the project’s artistic merit, quality of design, quality of marketing strategy and plan for assessing the project’s success. Successful programs will identify a community need and utilize arts and heritage activities as the primary strategy to fulfill that need.

Applications, Guidelines and Organization & Budget forms are available below, and can also be requested by contacting Crystal Northcutt at 912-651-6417 or cnorthcutt@savannahga.gov . Technical assistance is also available.

More info here.

FREE Cat in the Hat shows to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday in Savannah, Effingham, Hinesville

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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Join Live Oak Public Library branches in the Savannah/Effingham/Hinesville area in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday!

As “The Cat in the Hat,” Reuben Haller (a musician, clown and former Cirque du Soleil performer) brings this classic book to life. The show, complete with Things 1 & 2, a grumpy fish, and a balancing birthday cake, involves children as participants from start to finish. Don’t miss this one! Ages 3 & up.

Please call ahead to confirm times & dates.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003 Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Midway Library, 884-5742 Monday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m.

Port City Library, 964-8013 Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:30 p.m.

West Broad Library, 232- 6395 Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222 Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m.

Carnegie Library, 231- 9921 Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m.

Bull St. Library, 652-3600 Friday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.

Tybee Library, 786-7733 Saturday, March 2, 3 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471 Monday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.

W. W. Law Library, 236-8040 Monday, March 4, 4:30 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, March 5, 11 a.m.

Islands Library, 897-6233 Tuesday, March 5, 4 p.m.

FREE Storybook Art with Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Storybook Art with Scribble Art Studio

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Tuesday, March 26, 4:30 p.m.
Featuring the book “The Princess and the Pea” by H.C. Andersen.

Tara Feis Irish Celebration, family fest; free & open to the public, Savannah

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Tara Feis 2012 Poster copy.aiSavannah’s Emmet Park will be transformed into a vision of the Emerald Isle during the City of Savannah’s Tara Feis Irish Celebration, Sat., Mar. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tara Feis feis (pron. FESH) – or festival is family-friendly with live performances, food, art activities, crafts and games hosted with Irish ceremony, tradition and hospitality. The main stage will feature plenty of traditional Irish dancing, as well as a live performance by local folksinger Harry O’Donoghue. Children’s activities will include a performance by Magician Debbie O’ Carroll and topping the line-up will be the renowned Irish band RUNA.

The Festival is a free, public, non-alcoholic event geared towards families and children. Emmet Park is located in downtown Savannah at the east end of Bay Street.

Tara Feis Irish Celebration
Saturday, March 9, 2013
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emmet Park (east end of Bay Street)
Presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs
Free and open to the public

For the event schedule, please click here.

Free & open to the public: Tara Feis Irish Celebration, family fest, Savannah

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Tara Feis 2012 Poster copy.aiSavannah’s Emmet Park will be transformed into a vision of the Emerald Isle during the City of Savannah’s Tara Feis Irish Celebration, Sat., Mar. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tara Feis feis (pron. FESH) – or festival is family-friendly with live performances, food, art activities, crafts and games hosted with Irish ceremony, tradition and hospitality. The main stage will feature plenty of traditional Irish dancing, as well as a live performance by local folksinger Harry O’Donoghue. Children’s activities will include a performance by Magician Debbie O’ Carroll and topping the line-up will be the renowned Irish band RUNA.

The Festival is a free, public, non-alcoholic event geared towards families and children. Emmet Park is located in downtown Savannah at the east end of Bay Street.

Tara Feis Irish Celebration
Saturday, March 9, 2013
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emmet Park (east end of Bay Street)
Presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs
Free and open to the public

For the event schedule, please click here.

First Friday & Saturday on the River Festival of the Year, Savannah Riverfront

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Savannah Riverfront 2013Join the Savannah Riverfront as they kick off their FIRST Festival of 2013.

Start next weekend off with a bang, as First Friday Fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s begin at 9:30p.m. Friday March 1

Weekend festivities will kick-off on Friday, March 1 from 4-10p.m. and continue on Saturday, March 2 from 9a.m.-10p.m. DJ’s-to-Go will be playing music on the Arbor Stage and Rousakis Plaza will be full of arts & craft exhibitors, entertainment & fun for the entire family!

Don’t miss The American Diabetes Association Kiss-A-Pig Campaign Kick-off at 4p.m. on Sat. March 2.

For more information, go to www.riverstreetsavannah.com  or call 912-234-0295.

You’re invited: FREE screening of the documentary “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”, Savannah

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

FREE Dyslexia event Savannah

FUNdamentals of Beekeeping, Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

FUNdamentals of Beekeeping
8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Feb 23, 2013 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd., Savannah, GA
Cost is $35 and includes admission to the Center.
www.cebeekeeping.org
912.395.1509

Did you know that 1/3 of everything you eat is a result of honey bee pollination? Humankind depends on these fascinating insects for food, as well as many other hive products that improve our health and well-being. But honey bees face many challenges in today’s world. Both hobby and professional beekeepers are needed to help maintain the populations of this vital creature. This day-long beekeeping school will seek to help advance the knowledge base of both novice and experienced beekeepers alike. So, catch the buzz and get ready for the gardening season and spring nectar flow! Registration is required. Open to ages 12 and 89.

Weekend Kids’ Events in Savannah

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Event Calendar

For a complete list of local kid-friendly events, visit our online Events Calendar by clicking here.

Fish, Family, Faith & Future celebration of Black History Month, Savannah

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Looking for some FREE family fun in Savannah this weekend? Celebrate Black History Month at Pin Point Heritage Museum with Fish, Family, Faith & Future!

Fish, Family, Faith & Future
Saturday, February 23, 2013
12:30pm-2:30pm, FREE to the public!

In celebration of Black History Month, Pin Point Heritage Museum will host Fish, Family, Faith & Future, an event presented by Coastal Heritage Society and the Savannah Black Heritage Festival.

+”Living in a Fishing Community: A Generational Discussion,” featuring Mary & Bruce Townsend.
+Crab-netting demonstration by Pin Point resident Isaac Martin with active visitor participation.
+”Tasting Low Country Favorites: Shrimp & Grits.”
+Musical performance by Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church choir.

2013 Old Fort Jackson Family Campover, Savannah

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Old FOrt Jackson 2013Old Fort Jackson still has space left for their upcoming campover on March 8. Make your reservations soon!

Spend the night in a real fort and experience history first hand with your child @ the 2013 Old Fort Jackson Campover on March 8-9! There will be candlelight exploration, cannon firing, s’mores and campfire stories!

Register by clicking here.

Registration and setup will begin at 6 PM & dinner will be served around 6:45pm. There will be variety of fun interactive programming tracing the life of a solider at Fort Jackson during the Civil War and commemorating the 150th anniversary of that war. After programming, campers will gather around the fire to roast s’mores and listen to stories. Lights out will be around 10:30pm. Campers will awaken the next morning, pack their gear, enjoy a hot breakfast and then participate in closing ceremonies.

Campers have the option to choose sleeping arrangements inside the Fort’s casemates, inside one of six period tents located inside the parade grounds, or to bring their own tent as long as it fits certain size requirements. Sleeping arrangements are made on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Brian Lee, Fort Administrator, Coastal Heritage Society, 912.232.3945 email: blee@chsgeorgia.org

Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, 31404, http://www.chsgeorgia.org/Old-Fort-Jackson.html 

Ladies Night Out @ Starlight Pottery, Savannah

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Ladies Night Out @ Starlight Pottery at 7070 Hodgson Memorial Dr. in midtown Savannah

Thursday, February 28
6-9pm
Get your friends together for a night out!
Price of the pottery you paint is all you pay.
Call or email Starlight Pottery to reserve your table. Call 912.303.9599 or emailcontactus@starlightpottery.com

Winter Studio Hours

Tuesday – Thursday
11-6
Friday
11-8
Saturday
10-8
Starlight Pottery may close one hour early if there are no painters in the studio. Call ahead if you’re coming around that time. Tel: 912.303.9599

Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, Ga. 31406, tel. 912.303.9599, contactus@starlightpottery.com  , http://starlightpottery.com/  Starlight Pottery is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Giveaway: $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids upscale Savannah consignment sale, Feb. 28-Mar. 2

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Giveaway:  $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids upscale Savannah consignment sale, Feb. 28-Mar. 2

UPDATE: Winner is Jillian Murns! Congratulations Jillan!

This week, a SouthernMamas.com reader will win a $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids 2013 Spring/Summer consignment event, held Feb. 28-Mar. 2 in Savannah.

To enter to win, like High Cotton Kids on Facebook here. Then answer this question on their FB wall: What bargain do you most hope to find at this season’s HCK sale? (e.g. Fourth of July outfit for your toddler, artwork for your nursery, maternity clothes, a stroller, a great deal on a boutique item from a local vendor).  Deadline to enter is 9 PM Sun. Feb. 24. We’ll pick a name at random & announce it here.

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! Savannah’s biggest upscale resale shopping event will include 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 vendors. 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 spring and summer.

Do you want to shop early for the best selection? Come to Shop for a Cause Presale on Thursday, February 28th from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. High Cotton Kids is partnering with The Next Generation for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial to help brighten the day of a child in the hospital. They will be collecting gift cards to be used for birthday celebrations and/or end-of- chemotherapy parties. Please bring your gift cards from Target, Wal-Mart or Toys-R-Us and shop one hour early, before the show opens to the public! Minimum amount of $5 is requested and more is greatly appreciated! Monetary Donations of $5 or more will also be accepted at the door as your entry pass.

Consignor registration is open now through Sunday, February 24th! Clean out and cash in, consignors keep 60-70% of your sales! Bring your gently loved children’s items to our consignment showroom and let us do the selling. High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items that HCK accepts and does not accept, click here.

High Cotton Kids Spring and Summer 2013 Show Hours

706 Mall Boulevard (formerly Seeds of Faith Bookstore)

Thursday, February 28 5:00 – 6:00 pm Shop for a Cause Presale benefiting The Next Generation. Check the details to shop early!

6:00 – 8:00 pm Open to the public

Friday, March 1 9:00 am – 3:00pm Open to the public

Saturday, March 2 9:00 am – 1:00pm (Select items will be 40% OFF) Open to the public

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event, 706 Mall Boulevard, Formerly Seeds of Faith Bookstore, February 28-March 2, 2013, www.highcottonkids.com,  High Cotton Kids is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Southern Baby Nurse brings rest and calm to new mothers, by providing quality hands on Baby Nurse care.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Savannah Baby In-Home Nurses for new mothersSouthern Baby Nurse offers a very unique service to new parents, by caring for you and your baby in your home.

New parents have many questions about the care of their baby, and you can usually find lots of information today on the internet and books, but with someone who has years of experience with newborns, your Baby Nurse will share with you practical solutions.

She will answer all your questions and remove the myths, for example “newborns can’t be put on a schedule”. Your Baby Nurse will put your baby on a feeding and sleeping schedule, support you with breastfeeding and make sure mother gets her rest with complete night care.

Visit Southern Baby Nurse at www.southernbabynurse.com  for more information.

Southern Baby Nurse, www.southernbabynurse.com, tel: (888) 724-8977, info@southernbabynurse.com, Southern Baby Nurse is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

JumpBunch Class Session Starts March 4 @ Summer Breeze, Wilmington Island

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

JumpBunch spring 2013 sessions on Wilmington IslandJumpBunch of Greater Savannah  is offering a 6- week session, 9:30 AM Monday mornings, 4 March – 8 April 2013 @ Summer Breeze at 351 Wilmington Island Rd. Savannah.

Class size is limited & we know SouthernMamas.com LOVE JumpBunch. So only the 1st 10 moms who sign up on the JumpBunch Facebook page here are eligible. You can sign up for the class via the JumpBunch of Greater Savannah Facebook page.

The cost for the 6 weeks is only $60

Each week, JumpBunch offers a cardio workout, muscle resistance training and introduces a new sport activity in a fun, hands-on, non-competitive environment.

Some of the fun sports JumpBunch offers are: Lacrosse, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Bowling, Kickball, Cheerleading and parachute games and best of all equipment for each class will be available for each child. No equipment to buy!!

BIRTHDAYS

JumpBunch of Greater Savannah also offers BIRTHDAY PARTY packages!!! JumpBunch offers IN-SCHOOL birthday parties and parties at your location. Pick from over 70 themes, games and sports activities for high energy fun at a fraction of the cost of typical party places! We bring the equipment and all the FUN!!

Call today to begin planning your little one’s special day.

Current students get 10% discount

Call Coach Jenny today! 912-445-0312

CLASSES

Each week, JumpBunch offers a cardio workout, muscle resistance training and introduces a new sport activity in a fun, hands-on, non-competitive environment. At this stage, the goal is to build confidence and coordination.

Some of the fun sports offered are: Lacrosse, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Bowling, Kickball, Cheerleading and parachute games and best of all equipment for each class will be available for each child. No equipment to buy!!

Mommy and Me class, Toddler and Preschool curriculum.

Enroll online now here or call 912-445-0312.

Check out Jumpbunch of Greater Savannah on Facebook here

JumpBunch is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Stroller Stong Moms of Savannah offers parent-baby workouts in Forsyth Park & now in Richmond Hill, too

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Stroller Strong Moms Tues & Thurs classes in Richmond Hill

Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah expands to Richmond Hill with their grand opening class Feb. 28 in J.F. Gregory Park. These new Tues & Thurs classes in Richmond Hill are in addition to the 9:30 AM Mon. Wed & Fri classes in Forsyth Park in Savannah.

First class is free: Classes are: Mon, Wed & Fri 9:30-10:30 Forsyth Park & NEW LOCATION starting Feb. 28 2013: Tues & Thurs JF Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

Stroller Strong Moms in Savannah is so excited to announce its newest instructor, Kelli Berger. The instructor team is looking forward to expanding locations in March to reach more Stroller Strong Moms out there! More info to follow. Check out Kelli’s bio by clicking here.

Please join Stroller Strong Moms for class and their March playgroup on March 4th at Forsyth Park immediately following class. They will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a Dr. Seuss themed playgroup! The kids are going to have a blast! Kids of all ages are welcome!

See the Stroller Strong Moms facebook page for more info. Stay connected by “liking” Stroller Strong Moms on Facebook by clicking here.

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