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FREE STEM Fest in Savannah for girls interested in joining Girl Scouts & for current Girl Scouts

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Girl Scouts in SavannahIf girls are interested in joining Girl Scouts, there will be a fun event this Sat. May 4th, 10 AM-noon in Hull Park (55th & Atlantic).

Girls interested in Girl Scouts as well as girls who are already scouts can come out & do a whole bunch of fun science activities. Make your own lava lamp! Make a rock you can eat! Learn about what makes a parachute work! Make an art robot bug! Fun fun fun!


Moms can come learn how to find a troop for your daughter, and of course, if you are interested in learning how to lead a troop or co lead, come on out and learn how.

Special summer troops forming now!

10 am to noon Saturday May 4th.

Girls Scouts is open to all girls in Kindergarten and up!

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Savannah offers FREE registration during May 2013

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Kumon Savannah offers free registration during May 2013

School is about to end, but learning doesn’t have to end when class is dismissed.  Enroll your child in May at Kumon Math & Reading Center in Savannah to receive free registration.

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Savannah offers FREE registration during May 2013. Call 912.920.8899 or click here for more info.

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Savannah, , open on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-7 PM,  in Piccadilly Square @ 10010   Abercorn Ave. Suite 5A, Savannah, 31406. For more info or to schedule a complimentary placement test, call owner and instructor, Janese Cooper at (912) 920-8899. Kumon of Savannah is a advertiser.

Embellished Environments: FREE Savannah workshop for high school students with artist Jessica Scott-Felder

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Art classes for kids in SavannahHigh school students are invited to attend Embellished Environments, a free Savannah workshop with artist Jessica Scott-Felder.

Friday, May 3, 3:30 pm (students meet at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center), 207 W.York St. Savannah

Jessica Scott-Felder is known for her large-scale mixed media drawings, sculpture and performances. Her sculpture, the High Chairs will be on view at the Jepson Center beginning April 26 and she will be presenting a performance at the Telfair Academy building on Saturday, May 4, at 2pm. Her art and performance were selected to accompany the exhibition the Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design. For the workshop, Scott-Felder will introduce students to the Seating exhibition at the Telfair. Students will study the forms of these significant works of American design and create mixed media works with gold leaf on paper. Finished student drawings will be exhibited in May in the Morrison Community Gallery at the Jepson Center. For visual arts students this is an important opportunity to work with a significant artist and to exhibit their work in a museum – a great resume builder for college!

The workshop is offered FREE of charge thanks to project funding from the City of Savannah. Participation limited to 15.

Students must register in advance by calling 790-8823 or emailing .

Related Programs:

Performance by Jessica Scott Felder
Saturday, May 4, 2pm Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St., Savannah

The artist will present a short performance site-specific to the galleries and period rooms of the Telfair Academy. Rather than a seated performance, the audience will follow the artist through the Academy building.. In her performance art, Jessica Scott-Felder becomes a catalyst for altering the social dynamic of a space. Every aspect of her presence is considered important to the work, from the details within the antebellum era clothing (inspired by her drawings of chairs) to the object-filled vessels that are carried during the performance. Her presence silently demands attention through slow and graceful movements. Families are invited to stay for hands on activities after the performance.

Family Activities: Saturday, May 4 1-4pm Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Savannah
Free Day Weekend: May 3-5 Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard Street, Savannah

Mother’s Day lunch or dinner at The Melting Pot of Savannah

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Melting Pot of SavannahHaving a tough time coming up with new Mother’s Day ideas? Why not surprise Mom this year with something a little different?

Give her a Mother’s Day lunch or dinner she’ll want to tell all her friends about – Mother’s Day at The Melting Pot of Savannah. This year The Melting Pot of Savannah has created a special 4-course lunch / dinner for mom for $29.99 per person. And after all she’s done for you, doesn’t Mom deserve something a little more?

The Melting Pot’s menu is always filled with ways to make Mom feel like she is the most important mom in the world.

Sit back with mom and enjoy a rich, delectable cheese fondue for your first course and one of our signature salads for your second course. Next, enjoy one of our entrées cooked in one of our four premium cooking styles and served with seasonal vegetables and our signature dipping sauces. End the perfect Mother’s Day dinner with warm chocolate fondue, also known as the perfect way to thank Mom for all she’s done for you.
The full Mother’s Day menu is here.

Looking for a fabulous date night? How about a fun night out with the girls? Come discover a fabulous, four-course fondue dinner at The Melting Pot! Lunch or dinner becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where you can truly dip into something different. Come discover The Melting Pot’s relaxed atmosphere, private tables, fine wines, attentive service and exceptional fondue dinners.

Start with a creamy cheese fondue. Then choose from four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of entrées including filet mignon, lobster, blackened chicken, duck, shrimp, salmon and more served with vegetables. For dessert, enjoy mouthwatering chocolate fondue served with dipping items including fresh strawberries, cheesecake, marshmallows, pound cake and brownies.

Sign up here for Club Fondue. Club Fondue members receive complimentary chocolate covered strawberries on your birthday and wedding anniversary. You will also receive monthly emails about The Melting Pot’s monthly events including ladies night out, specials, wine tastings and other fun events.

Stay connected with The Melting Pot of Savannah on Facebook here and on Twitter here.

The Melting Pot, 232 E. Broughton St. Savannah, Ga 31401 tel: 912-349-5676 for reservations,

Reboot your life & unlock your potential; 40% off a Peace by Piece Life Strategies Coaching session in Savannah

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Life Coaches in SavannahGive your ho-hum life the heave-ho.

Find your way back to a stress-free existence and turn your struggles into triumphs with tips and guidance from Peace By Piece Life Strategies Coaching in Savannah.

Mother’s Day May Discount
Give yourself the gifts of purpose and passion! Peace By Piece Life Strategies Coaching in Savannah offers transformational coaching. Mention you read about Peace by Piece Life Strategies Coaching on to receive a 40% discount during the entire month of May.

You can meet certified Life Strategies Coach Shelly Harlander in her Savannah office in the Zeno Moore Building at 409 E. Montgomery Crossroads or schedule a phone session. Call 912-341-3684.

Life Strategies Coaching is for healthy individuals who wish to increase balance, efficiency, productivity and satisfation in targeted areas of their life, as well as achieve higher levels of self-realization and personal well-being.

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Family Yoga classes for all ages at Ganesha’s Place, Savannah

Monday, April 29th, 2013

family yoga classes in Savannah at Ganesha's Place

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

To register or more information, (912)665-4199 or

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, Ganesha’s Place is a advertiser

Saved by the Deal: 60% off djohne Photography, proceeds support Haiti Missions

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Deal on Savannah children's portraits photography

Save $105, Support a Missions Trip with this week’s Saved by the Deal

Give your family the gift that will last a life time. A full photography session with 20 to 25 fully-edited photos is a gift your family will appreciate forever. You’ll also be impacting the lives of those in need because 100% of the proceeds go to support the Consumed Church Missions trip to Haiti. Deal details here.

djohne Photography is capturing beautiful moments for families all over the greater Savannah area and is taking their love of photography and using it to help others. Daniel John Eastwood is a fun and adventrous photographer that can help you capture the craziness of your family or preserve the most precious expression. was created to give it all away and to help others give through marketing. There is no greater deal then when one person gives all that they have to help others.

Save $105 off a photo package and get 25 fantastic photos with djohne Photography and  Contct Daniel by email or by phone (912) 414-2231. You can view photos on their facebook page too. Deal details here.

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Saved by the Deal: 70% off business logo design

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Logo design in Savannah

This week’s Saved by the Deal: 70% off business logo design by Vertical Start. See the deal details here.

Starting a new business? Need a LOGO makeover?.

Vertical Start designers have worked in sales and marketing for the largest corporations in the world, and now want to focus their skills on your small business.

Small business is the engine of our economy, and as a small business owner, you deserve all the bells and whistles to brand your business for success at an affordable price.

Vertical Start is unique in that they are designers that understand sales. Most designers have never had B2B sales success, but Vertical Start has won their fortune 500 company’s highest sales award multiple times. Many a designer can create beautiful art, but will it translate into sales? Let Vertical Design create beautiful branding for your company that equals. More leads. More conversions of leads to customers. More current customers buying more. Call today at 1-888-318-2791.

For this deal, all of the profits will go to Xcel Strategies. . Help Vertical Start help XCEL, “Fuel Young Men with Purpose”.

Voucher good through: 09/30/2013. See the deal details here.

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Disney Cruise Line Deals

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Disney Cruise Summer DealsExperience the magic of Disney on an exciting Disney cruise vacation and take advantage of some great deals too! Some September 2013 sailings onboard the Disney Dream are only $720 per person, and that’s with an Oceanview Verandah Stateroom. WOW!! That’s an incredible price for a Disney Cruise Vacation.

With four beautiful ships, convenient ports, and exciting itineraries, there has never been a better time to sail on a Disney Cruise. These cruises offer a unique vacation experience that blends entertainment and adventure with comfort and convenience. There is something for everyone on a Disney cruise: relaxing “me” time for the adults, imaginative fun for the kids and exciting family time for all. Every voyage features the world-class hospitality that only Disney can provide, and of course, all of your favorite characters.

Contact Tara McCoy at Enchanted Travel for your no-obligation vacation quote or details.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Enchanted Travel
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FREE program: Where the Wild Balloon Things Are (Savannah, Hinesville, Pooler, Rincon)

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Savannah Balloons for Savnnah children's birthday partiesDon’t miss Lynnae Weller as she presents an imaginative balloon art program featuring several popular children’s books such as “Where the Wild Things Are”, “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. FREE! More info here.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003 Monday, May 06, 10:30 a.m

Midway-Riceboro Library, 884-5742 Monday, May 06, 4:30 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, May 07, 11:00 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Tuesday, May 07, 4:30 a.m.

West Broad Library, 232-6395 Wednesday, May 08, 10:30 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222 Wednesday, May 08, 4:30 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471 Thursday, May 09, 10:30 a.m.

Islands Library, 897-6233 Thursday, May 09, 2:15 a.m.

Port City Library, 964-8013 Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 Tuesday, May 14, 4:30 p.m.

More info here.

Lynnae Weller is the owner of Savannah Balloons. If you want to have crazy amounts of fun at your next birthday party, please contact Lynnae with Savannah Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail ,

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Memorial/Celebration fo Life for Richmond Hill 5-year-old boy who battled AML Leukemia

Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Evan Nelms, 5, of Richmond Hill passed away after battle with AML Leukemia

Evan Nelms
Richmond Hill Resident
June 11, 2007 to April 13, 2013

We are so sorry to learn that Evan Nelms, 5, of Richmond Hill passed away on April 13, 2013 after his year-long battle with AML Leukemia. Click here to read an article I wrote about Evan in August 2012.

Below is info from Evan’s family about his May 3 Memorial/Celebration of Life Event, which will be open to the public.

Information for Evan Nelms Memorial/Celebration of Life Event; for a local 5 year old boy who lost his one year heroic battle to AML Leukemia.

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 6pm (until) at JF Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, GA.
The Memorial/Celebration of Life Event for Evan Nelms who passed away after a year long heroic battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Evan joined the angels on April 13, 2013 in Philadelphia at the age of 5 years old. He was a resident of Richmond Hill and the beloved son of Evette Cooper (Richmond Hill) and Jason Nelms (Pooler). Loving brother of Zachery, 14 and adored Grandson of Bob and Yvette Hoban (Richmond Hill).

This event will be open to the public. We will be celebrating Evan’s short 5 years with a very short Christian service and moment of silence. We encourage everyone to bring pictures, collages, letters, stories and the like to help remember Evan. Your memories will not only help each other but also Evette and Evan’s family. This event will be very child friendly, as many of Evan’s little buddies and classmates will be attending. Our focus is “fun”, as Evan would have wanted. We encourage children, parents and families to attend. We will have bounce houses, face painting, and a balloon release for Evan. Everyone will be able to write a message on a balloon for Evan, if they chose, and let it “fly high to heaven for Evan”! We will share stories and memories together, but most of all, have some fun for Evan! Many local organizations and businesses have donated balloons, face painting, etc. If you are interested in donating any child friendly services for this event, which we welcome, please email Evette at

Evette Cooper, Evan’s mother, plans on speaking at 7pm. She would like to personally thank the community for the continued support of her son and family. She asks that all who knew Evan, knew of Evan, prayed for him and their family, donated, supported and the like please come out to celebrate Evan. This is a casual, child friendly event. The family asks that everyone “Go Orange for Evan”, as orange is the color that represents Leukemia. Evette has stated, “our community is amazing and I’m very proud to be part of it! Evan was a true inspiration to so many. It warms my heart to know how much he impacted our community! I couldn’t be prouder! Fly High Evan!”

2013 Mother’s Day Brunch with Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Mothers Day 2013 in Savannah2013 Mother’s Day Brunch with Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Prices: Adult: $43.95 – Child: $23.95

No cooking – No cleaning – Just plenty of time for family fun! Picture your mom dining on a delicious buffet and kicking her heels up on the dance floor, while cruising the Savannah River! Make this year a Mother’s Day she will cherish for years to come! Includes 1 1/2 cruise, brunch buffet, entertainment…all for mom! Show mom how much you care this year! Boarding at 12:00 p.m Sailing at 1 p.m Returning at 2:30 p.m

2013 Mother’s Day Dinner

Prices:  Adult:  $53.95 – Child:  $29.95

Sit back, Relax, and let us do all of the work!  This Mother’s Day, let Savannah Riverboat Cruises help you make this a Mother’s Day she will never forget!  This 2 hour cruise includes a buffet dinner, live entertainment, and an unforgettable evening!

The menu includes: Menu includes: carving station with beef top sirloin & bourbon peach boneless pork loin, Savannah Shrimp & Grits, Boneless Breast of Chicken with Lemon Artichoke Sauce, Catch of the Day, Vegetarian Pasta selection, seasonal vegetable, assorted fresh salads, fresh fruit display, and an assortment of desserts.

Boarding begins at 6:00.  Sailing from 7:00 – 9:00

Groups of 25 or more, please contract our group sales department for ticket information.

More information including discounts here.

Reserve your spot by clicking here.

Savannah Riverboat Cruises,; 9 E River St Savannah, 31401-1295; tel. (912) 232-6404 Savannah Riverboat Cruises is a advertiser

FREE: Rip Van Winkle Musical

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

In this new musical performed by the Savannah Stage Co, Rip Van Winkle finds himself face-to-face with the legendrary Diedrich Knickerbocker, after conjuring an old fable about the magical gnome.This musical adventure is based on the famous short story by Washington Irving, and guides the audience through the ups and downs of Rip’s choices as he discovers the true value of his time. For ages 3 and up. FREE. More info here.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 a.m

Pooler Library, 748-0471
Wednesday, May 15, 10:30 a.m.

Bull St. Library, 652-3600
Thursday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Saturday, May 18, 11:00 a.m.

More info here.

Early bird registration discount @ Scribble Art Studio Summer Camp, Savannah & Pooler

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Scribble Art Camp Discounts Savannah Summer 2013To learn more about Scribble’s art classes for kids in Pooler & Savannah, call 912-323-0123 or email .

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

You’re invited: Stroller Strong Moms playgroup activity 4/29 after regular class, Savannah (First class is free)

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Playdate with Stroller Strong MomsYou’re invited to an upcoming Stroller Strong Moms  playgroup activity on Mon, April 29 immediately following the regular class at Forsyth Park.

This will be a mommy and me yoga playgroup led by Lindsay Platky. Newcomers are welcome to come to class at 9:30 AM and join Stroller Strong Moms for playgroup afterwards. First class is free!

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email , Stroller Strong Moms is a advertiser.

Summer Camp & Fall Preschool Info @ Open House Wk April 22-26 @ Maggie’s Morning School, Savannah

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Savannah summer Camp & Child Care info at Maggie's Morning School Open House WeekThis week. you’re invited to visit  Maggie’s Morning School, a NAEYC accredited private, non-profit pre-school at 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405.

Open House Week – Monday April 22 – Friday April 26. 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a..m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Come see what makes Maggie’s “The Creative Alternative” for Pre-school and learn about Maggie’s summer program “Earthworks”.

This popular, beloved well-established Savannah school offers hands-on learning and a child-centered approach that encourages exploration and independence through a well prepared environment.

Mission Maggie’s Morning School provides a developmentally appropriate, quality learning experience for a diverse student body in a safe, creative, and nurturing environment. The focus is on the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each and every child through hands on activities and support by working together with families, well-trained teachers, and community resources.

Description Maggie’s Morning School has been serving Savannah since 1982. The school has 2, 3, and 5 half day and full day programs for children 18 months (by Sept. 1) through age four, and the Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Pre-Kindergarten program. Maggie’s provides an exceptional and unique learning environment in order to facilitate social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in each child.

For the school year, Maggie’s serves children ages 18 months (by Sept 1) through 3 classes of State-Funded (FREE) Pre-K.

For the summer program, Maggie’s serves children 18 months (by Sept 1) through children entering 2nd grade.  Learn more about Maggie’s Summer Camps 2013 by clicking here.

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here. Tell them sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

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