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You’re invited: Open House featuring new kids’ yoga classes & teachers @ Ganesha’s Place, Savannah

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

 

Kids Yoga classes at Ganesha's Place Open House Savannah

 

You’re invited to bring your kids to the open house at Ganesha’s Place  from 9:30-11:30 AM Aug. 10. The open house at the Savannah yoga studio will feature new kids’ classes and teachers. Check out the studio & see what Ganesha’s Place has to offer.

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of yoga classes as well as 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

Save the Date: Coastal Kids Market Upscale Consignment Fall 2013 Sale

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Upscale Consignment SaleAre you ready? Dates for the Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Sale are set! Many exciting things are happening with Coastal Kids Market that we just can’t keep them under wraps any longer!!

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!

You’ve probably already started pulling clothes and toys and it’s time to get the wrinkles out and scuff marks gone! The results of the Coastal Kids Market survey from the spring market showed that shoppers want us to expand but keep up the same excellent quality and high standards that CKM has always exhibited.

Survey suggested the top 4 items you want more of are:
•Toys & Outdoor Toys – bikes, scooters, cozy coupes, power wheels etc.
•Boy Boys Boys – esp sizes 5T and up
•Boutique Brands – esp smoked clothing
•Girls – sizes 8 and up

•Brands to include: Carters, Osh Kosh, & Old Navy especially in boy sizes will be accepted (no discount stores including Target, Wal-Mart, Kmart etc.) Please be discriminatory on what you bring and remember to price to sell. CKM will only accept these brands if they are in like new condition. Secondary to an overwhelming request, CKM will now accept pajamas from all name brands that CKM accepts for clothing. This is a trial and CKM hopes that you will only bring pajamas in EXCELLENT condition. We do reserve the right to pull pajamas off the sales floor if room becomes an issue and return them to the sale as room allows.

Be on the lookout for information regarding registration for consignors and volunteers as well as vendors and advertisers coming soon!

Please check out CKM’s Facebook page frequently as you want to make sure you don’t miss any big announcements and giveaways! Also, please hover over the “Liked” button and click “Show in News Feed” to help CKM posts show up in your news feed. www.facebook.com/Coastal/Kids/Market

Looking forward to another great fall market!

Visit the CKM Facebook page here.

If you any questions, please contact Allison @ contacts@coastalkidsmarket.com

Coastal Kids Market, Upscale Fall 2013 Consignment Sale is Sept. 12-14 , Pooler, GA, http://coastalkidsmarket.com/ (912) 655-4686, email contacts@coastalkidsmarket.com Coastal Kids Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Moms with Cameras Workshop, Aug. 10, Savannah

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Savannah photographers Moms with Cameras Workshops SavannahThis class is PERFECT for you moms and dads who desire better family snapshots! The class will cover:

-10 Tips for Taking Better Photos and how to get your kids to cooperate
-How to get off auto mode
-Training Wheels
-How your lighting matters
-Using your Camera’s Basic Settings
-Lens Overview
-Practice shooting indoors and out
WHAT’S INCLUDED:
-snacks
-cheat sheet for your camera bag
-swag bag
-Printed notes covering the lessons taught so that you can continue to practice and refine your skills at home
-A private Facebook group to stay connected and help each other learn even after class is over
-FUN!
WHAT’S REQUIRED:
-DSLR camera OR point and shoot camera
-camera manual
-pen and paper (in case Jillane says something mind blowing and you want to remember it)
any extra lens you may have
The three and half hour group class is $135 per person (with an option to pay only half down). Class size is limited to 7 students so everyone will have an opportunity to ask specific questions. These seats will go quickly! They’ve had full classes each time. Join the fun and sign up by clicking here!

Register here.

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

Arabic classes for kids, teens & adults every Thursday, Pooler

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Arabic lessons for kids in Savannah

EVERY Thursday: ARABIC LittleLingüists™ ages 2-5 @ 4:45
ARABIC LingüaVersity™ ages 6-12 @ 5
ARABIC LingüaU™ for teens & adults @ 5:45- great for college applications & professional development!
110 Pipemakers Circle, Pooler, GA Come try Arabic and your first class is free! details: bilingualfamilia.com

Please vote for Bilingual Familia Consulting in the 2013 Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards! http://awards.redtri.com/2013/kids-language-classes/?location=atlanta-metro

Lingüa, www.bilingualfamilia.com, email bilingualfamilia@gmail.com, Lingüa is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Open House @ Kumon Math & Reading Center of Savannah, Aug. 3

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Kumon of Savannah tutoring Open House August 2013There’s a better way to learn – discover it at Kumon of Savannah’s Open House.

Here’s an open invitation from Kumon, one that leads to an unshakable understanding of reading and math and a world of other benefits.

OPEN HOUSE – August 3 10am-2pm
Kumon of Savannah
10010 Abercorn Ave., Ste. 5A, Savannah, GA 31406
912.920.8899 • www.kumon.com/savannah

Schedule your child’s FREE placement test at Kumon Math & Reading Center of Savannah: (912) 920-8899

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Savannah, www.kumon.com/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 SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

U-pick farms: Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Is. near Beaufort, S.C.

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

 

u-pick farms Savannah Dempsey Farms Beaufort S.C.We often hear from readers looking for u-pick farms now that the u-pick strawberries & blackberries are over for the season at  @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) in Savannah.

So we were thrilled to spy Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Is. while en route to Hunting Island State Park recently.  Now picking at Dempsey Farms: tomatoes, sweet corn, bell pepper, cantaloupe, eggplant, watermelons and flowers. Special on canning red ripes. Please bring own containers for u-pick canning tomatoes.

Call(843) 838-3656 after 9am for daily updates on picking conditions. UPDATE: Dempsey Farms is closed for the Summer 2013 picking season & reopens in October 2013)

Dempsey Farms is located on Hwy 21 south 11 miles east of Beaufort. Email dempseyfarms@dempseyfarmsupick.com

Dempsey Farms is a working family farm growing what they sell. Availability of vegetables may be limited at times due to weather conditions. For a farm fresh experience stop by and pick with Dempsey Farms.

This would be a great daytrip to pair with a visit to the  The Kazoo Factory museum tours in Beaufort, S.C. & visit to the lighthouse at Hunting Island near Beaufort.  Info on Hunting Island here.

Dempsey Farms U Pick, 1576 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, SC, (843) 838-3656, Hours this week: 9am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday

Other u-pick farms in the area:
Boone Hall Farms (Closed for the summer 2013 season)
U.S. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant.
When/what: June, blackberries and blueberries; mid-June-October, tomatoes; August-September, muscadines.
Information: 843-856-5366; http://boonehallfarms.com/about.php

Baldwin Grape Vineyard (picking season starts at the end of August)
6517 Savannah Highway (US 17)
Ravenel, South Carolina 29470
843.889.2769 / 843.889.3034

Sea turtle walks & talks on Tybee, Hilton Head & Jekyll Islands & free nest excavations on Tybee Is.

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Sea turtles fascinate kids. Fortunately, we have several sea turtle walks or talks offered by various nearby museums/marine science centers including:

Turtle Talks & Walks @ Tybee Island Marine Science Center
A 90-minute intro into the lives of sea turtles. Learn about their anatomy and natural adaptions. Then take a stroll on the beach to discuss nesting habitat and conservation efforts. Fee: $10 ($9 members) per participant, kids 4 and younger are free.
Reservations required by 4pm the day of the program.
● All ages welcome. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
● This program meets at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center.
● Observing sea turtles and nests is NOT part of the program.
● Some of the program will be inside, and some will be on the beach.
● Discovery Shop won’t be open during the program; it’s open 10-5 daily.
Regularly scheduled Turtle talks start in late May 2013. To find out the schedule & make a reservation, call 912-786-5917 or toll-free: 866-557-9172

Evening Turtle Talks and Walks by Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Is.
Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 2013.
Location given out at time of reservation
An evening lecture and beach walk to educate participants about the threatened loggerhead sea turtle. Presentation given to entire group, then 2 groups of 10 proceed to the beach to examine the nesting habitat and nest sites. No guarantee of turtle sightings. Please call 843-689-6767 ext 223 to make your reservation. Reservations are required. Cost is $20 adult, $15 child (no children under 4 years of age)

Morning Nest Walks by Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island
RESERVATIONS FOR 2013 NEST WALKS will begin in August 2013. Please call (912)-635-4444 after August 1st to reserve your spot!!
Offered during hatching season 7-9 AM Sundays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
$7 per person (Members); $14 per person (Non-Members**).
**Price does not include general admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
More info here.

 

 

St. James Catholic School in Savannah for a quality, private education

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

St. James Catholic School Savannah private schools

For more info about St. James Catholic School in Savannah , click here.

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31406, www.sjcs-savannahga.org, (912) 355-3132, email aliceat@sjcs-savannhga.org St. James is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

New classes starting soon @ Savannah Sharks Cheerleading & Tumbling; free trial classes offered in July

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading & Tumbling has new classes starting soon & registration is open.

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading & Tumbling‘s gym in the perfect convenient location. It’s at the corner of Victory Drive & Skidaway Road, 2123 East Victory Drive, Savannah – the former spot of Bouncing Angels!

Upcoming classes include:

* Jump, tumble, dance and move! Bring your little one to our Mommy and Me Play Dates! For crawlers through age three. Classes will begin in August, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30.  Savannah Sharks is offering two FREE trial classes in July on Monday, July 22nd and Monday, July 29th 10:30-12:30! Email Savsharks@gmail.com to register for the free trials!

* Savannah Sharks is now taking registrations for their fall tumbling classes. The new schedule is on the Savannah Sharks website at savsharkscheer.com. Please email savsharks@gmail.com for registration information! Classes are filling up FAST!

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading & Tumbling, 2123 East Victory Drive, Savannah, 31404, email savsharks@gmail.com, http://savsharkscheer.com On Facebook here. Savannah Sharks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

30% off a newborn ‘Fresh 48 Session’ with the Art of Birth by Dusti Lynn Photography, Savannah

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Art of Birth Savannah family portrait photographer

Art of Birth newborn photography Savannah The Art of Birth by Dusti Lynn Photography specializes in maternity, birth, and fresh baby sessions.

Dusti only accepts two birth session clients per month and is offering Fresh 48 Sessions for those who still want the newness of their baby captured without having the actual birth photographed. A Fresh 48 session is held within the first 48 hours after baby is born.

Dusti will come to where you are – home, birth center, or hospital and capture the details as well as mom, dad, siblings, grandmothers, etc. holding and interacting with your baby! This session is a lifestyle session that documents those first precious moments of you getting to know your new, sweet, fresh baby.

You can check out more of Dusti’s work on her website at www.theARTofbirth.com  and on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dustilynnphotography

Discount
Dusti is offering a special of 30% off a Fresh 48 Session (regularly priced at $350) in November 2013, December 2013, or January 2014. To book your session, a non-refundable deposit of $100 is required by July 31. The remaining balance is due 4 week before your estimated due date. The Fresh 48 Session includes 10 high resolution digital images with printing rights on disc. Contact her 912-661-4641 or dusti@theARTofbirth.com  by July 31 to book your Fresh 48 Session.

The Art of Birth by Dusti Lynn Photography, www.theARTofbirth.com, On Facebook here,  912-661-4641,  dusti@theARTofbirth.com The Art of Birth by Dusti Lynn Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

2nd Tickets Giveaway: a family four-pack of tickets to Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Giveaway: a family four-pack of tickets to Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure

Update: winners are Rick Matthews & Brittney Ming Barboza!!! Congratulations!!! Please email us at anne@southernmamas.com

What a huge response to our giveaway last week for tickets to Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure . (Congratulations winner Robin Porter Thompson, the winner of last week’s giveaway. Robin, please email us at anne@southernmamas.com) As a result of the great number of entries to last week’s giveaway, we’re doing another family-four pack tickets giveaway this week to the same show.

Win a family four-pack of tickets this week to 4 PM Fri. July 26 Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure at  Johnny Mercer Theatre at Savannah Civic Center.

To enter to win, fill in the blank to Doc’s song above. Go to the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page here, like our page if you haven’t already & help Doc finish the song above! (Get to Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure early to see her sing it live at the ‎#DocMcStuffins pre-show)

Deadline to enter this giveaway  is 9 PM Mon. July 22. We’ll pick a winner & announce it here & on our Facebook page, so be sure to check back!

SouthernMamas.com Discount
Save $5 on Tickets!
Use code PIRATE. Click here to purchase tickets.
Discount expires on Friday, July 19th at 11:59PM.
Valid on the $25 and $20 price level
Discount valid on up to 6 tickets.

Ticket Discount on Disney Junior Live Tour in Savannah About Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure

In the production, Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of Disney On Ice and Disney Live!, is taking top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure. Featuring characters from the smash hits Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, this brand new production launches a 90-city national tour in July 2013.

To find out more about Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure and to purchase tickets, visit disneyjuniorlive.com, or visit Disney Live! on Facebook & follow on Twitter @Disney Live!

TICKET INFORMATION:
SAVANNAH
Johnny Mercer Theatre at Savannah Civic Center (Liberty at Montgomery, Savannah, GA 31401)
July 26th, 2013, 4 PM
Ticket Prices: $20.00 / $25.00 / $30.00 VIP / $45.00 Front Row
To order tickets by phone: 912-651-6550 Online: www.etix.com

Schedule your child’s free placement test at Kumon Math & Reading Center of Savannah

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Kumon Math and Reading Center in Savannah

Confidence is the ultimate school supply.

Whether your child is at the head of the class or needs a little help, Kumon Math & Reading Center of Savannah provides the perfect foundation for the coming school year.

Children work independently on math and reading programs designed just for them, gaining confidence that carries beyond the classroom. That’s learning for the long run.

Schedule your child’s FREE placement test at Kumon Math & Reading Center of Savannah: (912) 920-8899

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Savannah, www.kumon.com/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 SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Whole Foods Market opens in Savannah Tues. Aug. 13; Sneak preview tours available for $5 donation

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Whole Foods Market Savannah opens Aug. 13 2013

Seems like just a short while ago when I wrote a column entitled “Hurry Whole Foods, Savannah is waiting!” in anticipation of a Whole Foods Market opening in Savannah. That wish is coming true this summer!

Whole Foods Market will open its doors Tuesday, August 13, at 9 AM at 1815 East Victory Drive in Savannah.

The 35,000 square-foot store features an organic salad bar, in-store smoked barbecue, fresh-made gelato, natural body care and nutritional supplements, and a parlor with 8 beers on tap.

Earlier this spring, Whole Foods Market teamed up with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for the Savannah Mural Design Challenge. Shoppers can see the winning design, a 20’ X 70’ mural, prominently displayed on the side of the building. The second place design will also be featured on limited-edition bags and t-shirts for sale at the store.

Whole Foods Market will also offer an early look at its newest Georgia store with sneak-preview tours. For a $5 donation to the West Broad Street YMCA’s Growing Edge Community Garden Project, curious customers can take a pre-opening tour of the store at a specified time slot. Tours are scheduled between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, August 9, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 10.

Advance registration is required, and the link will be live on July 22: http://savannah.wholefoodsrsvp.com .

Tour attendees will be the first to get a glimpse of the new store, learn a bit about Whole Foods Market and the store highlights, taste samples, and receive a goodie bag. The store opens for business Tuesday, August 13, immediately following a bread-breaking ceremony (Whole Foods Market’s version of a ribbon-cutting,) with city officials and special guests. Customers arriving before 8:30 a.m. receive a free raffle ticket and are automatically entered to win a gift card ranging from five dollars to $500.

Whole Foods Market Savannah on Facebook here & on Twitter: @ WFMSavannah

We’d love to have Whole Foods Market Savannah partner SouthernMamas.com! So when you check out the new store, please tell them SouthernMamas.com is a great place to spread the word to local parents!

FREE kids’ program: Where the Wild Balloon Things Are (Hilton Head Is. )

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Savannah Balloons for Savnnah children's birthday parties

Savannah Balloons presents Where the Wild Balloon Things Are.

Come help Savannah Balloons “dig” Max out of trouble. Max finds Where the Wild Things Are, but then gets swept off course on an amazing, fun, hilarious adventure you’re sure to enjoy!

Hilton Head Library, 2 PM  July 27 (Hilton Head Library is an amazing, beautiful facility that offers a slew of programs for kids)

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 info@savannahballoons.com

Like Savannah Balloons on Facebook here.

Savannah Balloons, 912-228-3024, e-mail info@savannahballoons.com , www.savannahballoons.com

Savannah Balloons is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah preschools: You’re invited to JEA Preschool Savannah Pool Party

Monday, July 15th, 2013

JEA Preschool pool partyYou’re invited:  JEA Preschool Savannah Pool Party
July 28th, 11 am-2 pm
Come view new classrooms and outdoor play spaces!

11:00 am – Pool Games and Activities
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – JEA Pool Side Grill
12:00 pm – Story time with Preschool Teachers

About JEA Preschool Savannah JEA Preschool Savannah, located in the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, will open its doors in August 2013. The school, which will serve the needs of children ages 16 months through 4 years, focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The core curriculum, led by qualified and experienced teachers, is available Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Extended hours are available daily from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 228), email preschool@savj.org  or visit www.savannahjea.org .

JEA Preschool Savannah, 5111 Abercorn St., Savannah, www.savannahjea.org, 912-355-8111 (ext. 228), email preschool@savj.org JEA Preschool is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Get ready: Big Nasty Mud Run x4, Sept. 21, Savannah

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Big Nasty Mud Run Savannah September 2013The Big Nasty Mud Run x4 is coming soon: Sept 21.

Run this course of 5 miles and 30 obstacles that will test your endurance, but will leave you hungry for more. This is perhaps the least expensive mud run in the South, but considered by many to be the most fun.

Hosted by volunteers, raising money for multiple charities and constantly adding and improving – all of which are attributes which have encouraged many to run again and again.

Contact bignastymudrun@gmail.com  with any questions or visit www.bignastymudrun.com/  to learn more.