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Auditions for Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program are Aug. 24, Savannah

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

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Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program AUDITIONS FALL 2013 – 2014 SEASON

Auditions For Beginning through Advanced Instrumental Music Students
• Debut Strings Ensemble
• Lyric Strings Ensemble
• Lyric Youth Orchestra
• Atlantic Chamber Orchestra
• Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra

Auditions will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013
Armstrong Fine Arts Hall
11935 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31419

Weekly rehearsals Tuesday evenings for AAYO, Saturday mornings for other ensembles
Students auditioning for DEBUT STRINGS will need to prepare one scale and a short solo piece. For LYRIC STRINGS, students will need to play scales listed on the website and a short solo. Students auditioning for LYO-ACO-AAYO will need to play selected scales, a prepared solo, a required etude—all of which are available on the AAYO website here.

Musicians will be emailed an audition time, and all info/music required will be available on the AAYO website.
To schedule an audition, please email
All audition info is available on our website at

MEMBERSHIP DUES: $125 per semester
Please inquire about family discounts and scholarship information.

You’re invited: Leopold’s Ice Cream FREE 94th Birthday Block Party with 94-cent single scoops, Savannah

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Leopold's ice cream 94th birthday bash in SavannahJoin one of Savannah’s most celebrated institutions, Leopold’s Ice Cream, as they celebrate their 94th birthday with a block party this summer.

The annual birthday block party is a favorite Savannah event and features live music, family games and activities, dance demonstrations and more. Attendees will enjoy free souvenir photos and 94-cent single scoops of the parlor’s famous flavors in a cup, cake or sugar cone. Last year, the party was so big, the entire block of Broughton Street in front of the ice cream shop had to be closed down.

This summer celebration takes place on Saturday, August 17 and free and open to kids of all ages. More info here.

Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton, Savannah, 31401 912.234.4442

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market Opening Day is Sept. 6 2014, Savannah

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Savannah Farmers Markets: Wilmington Island Farmers MarketsYou’re invited to the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market Opening Day: Sat., Sept. 6 2014, 9 am-1pm

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market will be at:
Islands Community Church
111 Waltour Road
Wilmington Island, Georgia

Free and open to the public. The market will feature food & non-food vendors; monthly guest chef; weekly special guest; story time; musical acts and non-profit events.

*No market 11.29.14

Open to the public Saturdays 9am-1pm

For more Farmer’s Markets in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Bluffton & Hilton Head Is., click here.

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers part-time preschool for 4-year-olds

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Savannah part-time pre-K for 4-year-olds Maggies Morning School


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.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405,,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a advertiser

Registration now open for 2013-14 classes @ Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is.; SouthernMamas discount

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is now registering kids for 2013-2014 classes that begin Aug. 12. Different classes offered for various ages from walkers to 8 year olds.

Visit schedule and rates page for updated information. LOTS of new classes offered starting in August including:

Wiggle Worms

30 mins/week walkers – 2 yrs accompanied by adult


45 mins/wk 2 to 3 yrs accompanied by adult

Bumble Bees

60 mins/week 3 to 4 yrs

FireFlies 60 mins/week 4 to 6 yrs


60 mins/week 6 to 8 yrs

JULY Special! Register with a friend during the month of July and each receive a $15 credit toward 2nd months class fees. Both registrations must be received same day to apply. Details here.

Call 912-268-6003 or email

Birthday Parties
Leave the ENTERTAINMENT and MESS to Coach Val’s Tumblegym, which offers Birthday Parties customized to fit your child’s interests and theme. Good for ages 2 to 8 years old. Details here.

Classes are in a safe, air conditioned, bug-free environment! Tumblegym’s experienced staff will keep your little one moving while having a great time.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym provides fun, imaginative exercise programs for children walking through 10 yr olds. Their curriculum integrates physical skill acquisition with social and cognitive learning concepts. Basic gymnastics and tumbling, ball handling skills, strength, balance, and all around coordination activities part of every class.

Please “like” Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Facebook here to keep up with latest news and specials.

Gift Certificates available: What great way for grandparents and family members to give child gift that invests in child’s future and development.

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on site to receive $10 off your initial class fee..

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003,, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a advertiser.

Save 33% off group language classes for Spanish or Arabic with Lingüa, Richmond Hill & Pooler

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Lingua Spanish classes for kids in SavannahLingüa’s unique, innovative language learning model has been recognized by the Georgia Department of Economic Development Small Business Rock Star Awards and Red Tricycle.

In one semester, you or your children (or both!) will learn 15 real world, practical questions and answers and at least 15 directions in Spanish or Arabic.

Walk out of class and use them immediately, in almost any situation. Siblings attend together to make it easier on mom and dad!

Take advantage of this special offer only until August 11 and find out why Lingüa is the best thing happening for families who want más for their children!

Save 33% off the semester of group language classes for Spanish or Arabic. Classes take place in Richmond Hill and Pooler. Additional children may be able to receive additional discounts!

Contact Lingüa for more info , email

Lingüa,, email, Lingüa is a advertiser

Fall Consignor Registration Open for Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Sale, Pooler

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Upscale Consignment Sale

2013 Fall consignor registration now open @ Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Sale 

Coastal Kids Market is in the midst of planning their best market ever!

You do not want to miss this one so please go on over to  and click on the registration tab for clear instructions on how to become a consignor. If you are new to consigning, just click on our consignor tab to get full details on how this popular seasonal market works. Before you are through, make sure to check out the benefits of volunteering (be the first ones in the door!!) and select a check-in time to drop off your own stash! Volunteer registration spots will be opening soon too!

Coastal Kids Market survey from the Spring market told CKM that shoppers really want more BOYS esp size 5T and up, GIRLS size 6 and up, SMOCKED boutique brands, toys and outdoor toys! Please see the Coastal Kids Market Web site for details on what is acceptable so that you won’t go to extra trouble tagging items that the market can’t accept.

Sale dates are:

Wednesday,September 11th,6 – 8 PM (Preview Party)
Volunteer hour at 5 PM & Charity Power 1/2 hour at 5:30 PM)-details to come
Thursday, September 12th, 6 – 8 PM (Charity Hour 5:00 PM)
Friday, September 13th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, September 14th, 9 AM – 2 PM (some items 50% off)-New extended hours!

Visit the CKM Facebook page here.

If you any questions, please contact Allison @

Coastal Kids Market, Upscale Fall 2013 Consignment Sale is Sept. 12-14 , Pooler, GA, (912) 655-4686, email Coastal Kids Market is a advertiser

Green Eggs & Ham Day & Dr. Seuss crafts & storytimes, Savannah’s WhistleStop Cafe

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Dr. Seuss storytime at WhistleStop Cafe SavannahYou’re invited to the first ever Green Eggs & Ham Day at the WhistleStop Café this Saturday, August 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM.

This fun event will feature Storytime and crafting Dr. Seuss bookmarks hosted by Savannah Children’s Museum on location at the WhistleStop!

Besides the fun activities, kids will have the opportunity to have real green eggs and ham for lunch from the cafe’s special kid’s buffet including a fun “Yink’s Pink Drink”! This unique meal will be only $4.99! Grown-ups will have the chance to try the brand new WhistleStop Southern Special – a Southern buffet style meal with your choice meat and sides!

The fun won’t just be contained on the WhistleStop’s patio – Savannah Children’s Museum will feature food-themed activities all day. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” will be read at the 9:45 AM and 12:30 PM. Storytimes and at 10 AM kids will have the chance to put together a fun Dr. Seuss craft.

WhistleStop Café, 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Savannah, GA 31401, (912) 651-3656,

FREE Digging into the Past kids’ program featuring mummies, pyramids & more, Thunderbolt

Monday, July 29th, 2013


This program features all your favorite things from Egypt such as mummies, pyramids, and more! Ages 3 to 6. Free & open to the public.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, August 6, 11 a.m.

FREE Pyramid Party, Savannah

Monday, July 29th, 2013


Dig into the past as you get wrapped up like a mummy, build a pyramid and learn the art of Hieroglyphics. Ages 4 and up.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305

Thursday, August 8, 3 p.m.

FREE Fire Station Visit, Thunderbolt

Monday, July 29th, 2013


The library storytime group will go on a short trip across from the Thunderbolt Library to meet our firefighter friends and learn about fire safety. For ages 3 and up. FREE & open to the public.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, August 13, 11 a.m.

42nd Street at Savannah Children’s Theatre this weekend, Aug. 9-10

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Savannah children's theatreUpcoming Shows at Savannah Children’s Theatre include:

42nd Street August 9-10 Friday and Saturday at 7pm,

42nd Street has 50 performers and at some points all on stage at once – tap dancing!

This show sold out on opening weekend earlier this month, so these two extra shows were added.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 912-238-9015 or at the theatre box office.

The Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Drive, in the Crossroads Shopping Center.


The Savannah Children’s 2013-2014 Main Stage Musicals will be DISNEY’S TARZAN and SHREK THE MUSICAL!

FREE kids’ nature activities during August 2013 @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Free Kids' activities for March 2013 at Skidaway Island State Park, SavannahCome out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE owl night hikes as well as organized daytime kids’ activities . To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park during August 2013, click here.

Thursday, August 1 11am Painted Buntings: Keep your eyes open to see one of America’s most beautiful birds right here on the park. Join a discussion to learn all about the Painted Bunting. 8:30pm Call of the Wild: Walk the trails at night to hear nocturnal animals call. See if you can tell the difference between frogs, bugs, and birds.

Friday, August 2 10am Interpretive Center Tour: Explore our museum and get all the details about our native wildlife, the history of the island, and check out some rare live birds. 2pm Toads and Turtles: Do you know all the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples.

Saturday, August 3 10am Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 1pm Wilderness Survival: We will talk about lost prevention and show you simple items to take with you in a hike.

Sunday, August 4 10am Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. 3pm Nature Craft: Meet and greet fellow park visitors as you make crafts from everyday household items.

Wednesday, August 7 11am Knot Tying: Learn the basics on some handy knots for everyday use.

Thursday, August 8 1pm Island History: Learn the history, formation, and inhabitants of the Georgia barrier islands. 8:30pm Sensory Awareness Hike: Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail.

Friday, August 9 10am Big Ferry Guided Hike: Come for a 2-3 mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. 2pm Birds of Prey: Join us to learn about these large birds that rule the sky

Saturday, August 10 11am Insects Galore: Learn about the different types of insects in this area. 3pm Mystery of the Giant Sloth: Come learn about the amazing Giant Ground Sloth and others that roamed Skidaway during the last Ice Age. See and touch real fossils! 8:30pm Fungus Among Us: Come out into the night to look for lichen that glows in the dark.

Sunday, August 11 3pm Dinner Time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles, and snakes licking their chops.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park for the month of August 2013, click here.


Win $10,000 or $5,529 toward your child’s college savings in Georgia’s Path2College giveaways; Aug. 15 is deadline to enter

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

College Savings Savannah Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan is giving away over $50,000 for college savings, schools, libraries,

In an effort to put more Georgia families on the path to college, help children across the state strengthen their educational foundation and ensure families are thinking about the financial foundation that is needed for continued education, the Path2College 529 Plan® is currently running two sweepstakes with prize money exceeding $50,000.

The deadline for both sweepstakes is August 15, 2013.

Path2College has set a goal of adding at least 10,000 new accounts this year in hopes of giving 10,000 more children a head start toward achieving their dream when they graduate from high school.

10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes:

The 10,000 Reasons to Save sweepstakes will award one family who is already saving with Path2College and one non-account holder with $10,529 each for his or her college savings. Additionally, the two winners’ schools will each receive $10,529.

Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes:

For the fourth consecutive year, the Georgia Public Library Service and the state’s Path2College 529 Plan are once again partnering on the Summer Reading Program and its Summer Reading Program Sweepstakes, which will award a child with a $5,529 college savings contribution.

The Summer Reading Program sweepstakes, Reading Makes Cent$, is available to children across the state who were born in 1997 or after and who participate in the Summer Reading Program at their local library.

In addition to the $5,529 that will be awarded to the winning participant, the library of the sweepstakes winner will receive $1,529. Also, the library with the greatest number of sweepstakes entries and the library system with the greatest percentage of registered users entering will each win $1,529.

How to Enter:

To read the official rules and to enter the 10,000 Reasons to Save sweepstakes or the Summer Reading Program sweepstakes, visit . Entries must be received online by August 15, 2013. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

Tater Bugs cloth diaper store opens in Pooler (Savannah cloth diapers)

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Cloth Diapers in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., BlufftonWe’re so thrilled to tell you about a new cloth diaper boutique in our area!

Check out Tater Bugs in Pooler – Savannah’s only cloth diaper store & more. Details here.

Tater Bugs has gift registry, free gift wrapping, consignment, and an array of the finest, most natural products for you and your little ones. Looking for something that Tater Bugs doesn’t have? Just give Erica or Leslie a call at the store and they will do what we can to help you out. Call 912-656-7326.

Learn about cloth diapers
FREE Cloth Diaper 101 Class @ new Tater Bugs, a new cloth diaper boutique, 309 Hwy 80, Pooler, Georgia 31322 this Sat. July 27 at 2 PM. Learn all about cloth diapering from the Low Country Real Diaper Circle. There will also be a drawing for a gift bag full of goodies. Details here.

Come see Tater Bugs for all your cloth diaper and natural parenting needs.

They carry:
environmentally friendly products for all ages
Charlie’s Soap and Rockin’ Green products
Cj’s BUTTer
Boba and Tula carriers
Essential oils
Dr Bronners products
Gift Certificates
Gift Registry
Ju Ju Be and much more!

Tater Bugs takes orders over the phone and will ship anywhere in the US. Call 912-656-7326.

Stay connected to Tater Bugs events & more by liking their Facebook page here.

Tater Bugs also has a play area for kids and an area where mommies can relax & feed their babies anyway they choose.

Tater Bugs cloth diaper boutique,, 912-656-7326, email  309 Hwy 80 Pooler, Georgia 31322

Barnett’s Big Bag Program, Pre-packaged school supplies, Savannah

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Barnett Educational Supplies Back to School supplies programAre you tired of running all around Savannah to get everything on your school supply list? Barnett’s Educational Supplies in Savannah has a solution for you: Barnett’s Big Bag Program. The way it works is:
1. Bring in or email the school supply list; then prepay for your custom school supply kit
2. Pick up your custom kit anytime during the week of August 4-10

It’s that simple!

To place an order either call Katie at 912-356-1878 or email at

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

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 , Barnett Educational Supplies is a advertiser.