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Shannon Christopher Photography for family and wedding photojournalism, Savannah & Tybee Island

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Savannah Photographers Family Portraits Shannon ChristopherShannon Christopher Photography specializes in family and wedding photojournalism.

Shannon Christopher’s work showcases the unique relationships of his clients by encouraging them to be fully in the moment and playing laughing and loving those closest in their lives. It is not uncommon during his family beach sessions for everyone to end up wet head to toe during the experience.

Family sessions are one hour, but may run longer without extra charge because Shannon believes in delivering a certain result and standard to every client.

You will receive a minimum of 100 edited images two weeks after your session delivered via private link along with a private viewing and ordering site.

Savannah Photographers Shannon Christopher Photography

Family sessions are limited to one a day during the last hour before sunset and are $350. All wedding clients receive a free custom quote based on their needs.

Shannon Christopher’s portfolio can be seen at www.shannonchristopher.com
Find him on Facebook by clicking here. 
His nature work can be found at http://instagram.com/shanchrisphoto#  and is currently exhibiting at the Tybee Island Social Club until October 28th.

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FREE Storytimes for tots @ Live Oak Public Library branches, Savannah, Wilmington Island, Tybee, Pooler & more

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Storytimes in Savannah librariesFREE Storytimes  @ Live Oak Public Libraries branches in Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Tybee Island, Rincon/Springfield, Hinesville are a wonderful FREE way to expose your child to storybooks read aloud by a librarian as well as songs and fingerplays.

Plus, attending storytimes regularly helps your child to become accustomed to visiting the library regularly.

Storytimes usually involve much more than simply reading a book. Chances are your child will also engage singalongs, fingerplays and crafts.

Click here for a the breakdown of regular storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries & the targeted age levels for each. (Storytimes were on a hiatus for the last two weeks of August 2013 but most return the first or second week September. Call ahead to confirm!)

Click here for the list of local FREE library storytimes.

 

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

 

Halloween Hike 2013 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Halloween Hike 2013 Oatland Island Wildlife Center SavannahThe Halloween Hike @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center is one of our all time favorite annual kids’ events in Savannah! (Which is why were publicizing it so far in advance. We don’t want you to miss it). If you’ve never taken your little trick-or-treaters to this non-scary Halloween event, make sure this is the year you do so!

This year’s Halloween Hike will be 5-8 PM Oct. 18 & 19.

Walk with your trickster down Oatland’s friendly forest trail to meet and gather goodies from our friendly animal characters.

Let Mother Earth show you the way and sit with Mother Goose as she tells her favorite rhymes. Face painting, spooky crafts, and many more monstrous activities await your arrival. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Details here.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

Last weekend to ride kiddie train @ Savannah Mall Sand Sculpture

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Savannah Mall summer sand sculpture and train ridesThis upcoming Labor Day weekend is your last chance to ride the kiddie train @ the 75-ton sand sculpture in the center court of Savannah Mall. The sculpture features a summer animal theme and incorporates some of the animals from the mall’s double-decker carousel.

Sand sculptors from Sandtastic created the sculpture. See photos of the sculpture’s progression from a pile of sand to the completed masterpiece on the Savannah Mall Facebook page by clicking here.

Train rides are $2.

The last day to view the sand sculpture is Sept 8.

For more information about the Savannah Mall, please visit www.savannahmall.com or call 912-927-7467.

Mall Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10 am – 9 pm
Sun: Noon- 6 pm

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31419, (912) 927-7467, www.savannahmall.com , Savannah Mall is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Giveaway: 2 preview passes & $25 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market upscale Fall 2013 consignment sale, Pooler

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Savannah consignment salesWhat treasures are you hoping to find this season at Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Sale ? Tell us on the Coastal Kids Market Facebook page here. (be sure to like the FB page first, of course!) to be eligible to win this week’s SouthernMamas.com giveaway: 2 preview passes and $25 gift certificate to Coastal Kids Market upscale Fall 2013 consignment sale.  Please say SouthernMamas.com sent you! Deadline to enter is 10 PM Monday 9/2. We’ll announce the winner here & on our SouthernMamas.com Facebook page here, so be sure to check back.

For those of you who aren’t familiar yet with this popular sale, Coastal Kids Market is the place to find boutique bargains. They do two sales a year, one in Fall & one in Spring. You do not want to miss this chance to find sweet deals on children’s fall/winter gently-used & some new clothes.

Coastal Kids Market thanks their Sailboat Sponsors: Savannah United, The Habersham School, Mathnasium, and Mindstorm Communications.

2013 Fall consignor registration is still open @ Coastal Kids Market Fall 2013 Sale There’s still time to consign with Coastal Kids Market. Deadline to register is Sunday, September 8.

Go on over to www.coastalkidsmarket.com 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 @ 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

Sandbox @ the Stables: Labor Day celebration @ Lawton Stables, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Labor Day kids activities: Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head Is.The Sandbox Children’s Museum and Lawton Stables , both on Hilton Head Is., invite you & your family to “Sandbox at the Stables” this Labor Day.

Everyone is invited to this community celebration on Labor Day Monday, September 1 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Lawton Stables, located inside Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Is. (about a 1 hr drive from Savannah).

This event will include: Music, Pony rides, hayrides and the animal farm, The Sandbox’s Imagination Hour, craft projects and mobile interactive museum exhibits A pitching radar Kids Zone’s inflatable water slides and bounce houses Cappy the Clown Face painting Family activities like bocce ball, frisbee, ring toss, horse shoes and corn hole  

There will be concessions available for purchase and refreshments including, snow cones and cotton candy.

Participants may bring their own picnic provisions and beverages.

Participants can purchase additional tickets for food, drinks and some activities.

Admission is $5 per person, children 12 months and under are free. LOTS OF FREE ACTIVITIES. (Plus $6 Sea Pines gate entrance fee per auto)

(The Sandbox at the Pope Avenue location will be closed on Labor Day)

Lawton Stables, 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928 tel: (843) 671-2586, www.lawtonstableshhi.com/

FOR MORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

You’re invited: Farm Heritage Day Festival @ Hunter Cattle Co.in Brooklet near Statesboro

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Hunter Cattle Farm Heritage Day Savannah Statesboro

 

Come out to Hunter Cattle Co. for Farm Heritage Day Sat. 9/21! Meet the family, animals and staff of Hunter Cattle and learn about the farm while enjoying life in the country.

FOR A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS INCLUDING PIG RACES, CLICK HERE.

Come out for a tour,  learn the farm’s operation, eat a grassfed burger and get to know the farm animals.

This is the perfect opportunity to learn about local , sustainable farming and have a fun day with the whole family!

Highlights of the day include wagon ride through fields; collecting eggs; holding piggies, rabbits, chickens; meeting the farm animals; pig races & Hunter’s Burger Barn.

Other highlights include: pottery; grain mills; bees & honey & more,.

Purchase tickets
You can pay for admission when you arrive:
$7 per person (Adults, Seniors and Children. Toddlers 3 years and under are free.)
$35 per family (Perfect for families with 3 or more children! Valid for up to 2 adults and 3 or more children. Families only please.)
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You can save money by purchasing your tickets in advance by clicking here!
$5 per person (Adults, Seniors and Children. Toddlers 3 years and under are free.)
$25 per family (Perfect for families with 3 or more children! Valid for up to 2 adults and 3 or more children. Families only please.)

For directions, click here.

Hunter Cattle Farm., 934 Driggers Road, Brooklet, Ga., 30415, www.huntercattle.com tel: 912.823.2333

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS DURING THE WEEK & FOR SEPTEMBER, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

Scribble Art Studio & Blick art materials present Saturday art workshops @ Dick Blick, Savannah

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Scribble Saturday Fall 2013 Workshops at Dick Blick

Scribble Art Studio & Blick art materials present Saturday art workshops @ Dick Blick, Savannah. See a complete list of workshops available here.

Don’t forget Scribble’s Fall art classes for kids in Savannah & Pooler start next week. More info here.

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & summer camps for kids in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  .

Saturday Art Workshops for Kids In Savannah

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates . For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Toddler Tuesday nature program themes for Aug-Dec. 2013 @ Oatland Is. Wildlife Center, Savannah

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife CenterToddler Tuesday nature programs themes are set for the rest of 2013 at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah!

This week’s theme: Tails of Tales  – Long, short, furry, naked, feathered, scaled, the group will discover the tails of animals
and why they are useful.  If you come to this Toddler Tuesday, you just might leave with a tail (tale) or two.

At Toddler Tuesday, children & their parents/caretakers experience nature through themed activities including live animal encounters, wildlife nature walks, storytelling, songs, interactive finger-play & crafts.

Details & a look ahead at Toddler Tuesday themes for Aug-Dec. 2013 by clicking here.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

Final week to register for kids’ art classes @ Savannah’s Clay Spot

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Child & Adult Clay Pottery Classes in Savannah

Don’t delay! This is final week to register for kids classes at Savannah’s Clay Spot.

Classes begin the first week of September, so grab a spot now. Kids classes range from preschool to teen and parent and child classes are also available.

www.savannahsclayspot.com, or 912-509-4647

Savannah’s Clay Spot, www.savannahsclayspot.com , 1305 Barnard St. Savannah,  31401, tel 912-509-4647 Savannah’s Clay Spot is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Fort McAllister Labor Day Festival, @ Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Fort McAllister State Park Labor Day Festival 2013 Richmond Hill Fort McAllister Labor Day Festival 2013
Saturday, August 31, 2013.
9 AM until 4 PM

Enjoy music and entertainment, fun games for children & adults, a challenging grease pole and great food at a historic Civil War fort. Admission: Adults $6.50, Seniors $6.00, Youth (ages 6-17) $3.75, Ages 5 & under are free. 912-727-2339, http://georgiastateparks.org/FortMcAllister.

Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill

FOR MORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

Labor Day Beach Bash & Fireworks @ Tybee Pier & Pavilion, Sept. 1, Tybee Island

Monday, August 26th, 2013

6th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash to Feature Swingin’ Medallions and Fireworks at Tybee Pier and Pavilion on September 1

Free live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. featuring the Swingin’ Medallions. This high-energy band has performed live with Bruce Springsteen and been featured in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The Labor Day Beach Bash fireworks display can be enjoyed from the pier, the beach or anywhere on Tybee Island after dark (around 9:15 p.m.).

This popular annual event is free and open to the public, but limited reserved seating is available on the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion for $20 per person or $200 for a table for 10. To purchase reserved seats, please visit VisitTybee.com online.

Sunday, September 1, 2013
7-11 p.m.
Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion
Tybrisa St. and Strand Ave. Tybee Island
Visit www.VisitTybee.com or call 912.786.5444

FOR MORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

Labor Day Weekend kids’ activities at Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Old Fort Jackson Kids Educational Activities in Savannah
Civil War for kids in Savannah Step into the shoes of a soldier this Labor Day Weekend at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah. Through special programming, learn how Civil War soldiers lived their lives! Meet Old Fort Jackson’s great interpreters and be sure to stay for the cannon firings!

WHERE: Old Fort Jackson

WHEN: Labor Day Weekend: Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 & 2, 2013

SITE HOURS
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Rd.
Savannah, GA 31404
P: 912.232.3945
F: 912.236.5126
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

FOR MORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

Old Fort Jackson, (912) 232-3945, 1 Fort Jackson Rd., Savannah, 31404, http://www.chsgeorgia.org/Old-Fort-Jackson.html

Savannah Children’s Museum Fall Hours begin Sat. Aug. 31; the museum will be open Labor Day

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Splash Festival at Savannah Children's Museum

 Savannah Children’s Museum‘s Fall Hours will begin on August 31st.  The new hours will be:

Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Special OPEN Holiday Hours on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd from 10am-4pm!

FOR MORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.

Savannah Children’s Museum is at 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401

Cutest Kid Contest with More Than Words Photography by Beanna Rendon, Savannah

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Savannah children photographers Cutest Kid ContestCUTEST KID CONTEST  During the month of August 2013 with More Than Words Photography by Beanna Rendon.

PRIZE
Winner – 1hour Photo Shoot at a location of your choice, all edited images on a disc with printing rights.
Runner Up – 30 minute mini session at either Forsyth Park or Tom Triplett Park, all edited images on a disc with printing rights.
HOW TO WIN
“Like”   More Than Words Photography by Beanna Rendon by clicking here.
Then upload your adorable child’s photo
Get your Family & Friends to “Like” More Than Words Photography by Beanna Rendon here.
Click ” Like ” on your Childs Photo
Photos with most Likes” are the winners!
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON August 31st @ Midnight.

Growing up with a Father and both Grandfathers who were Photographers, it was only a matter of time for Beanna Rendon. She has always loved taking photographs and loved helping her Dad develop photographs the old-fashioned way. Photography always seemed like a dream. Well, four years ago when her son was born…
Discount
All SouthernMamas.com readers receive 15% off 1hr Photo Session.

More Than Words Photography by Beanna Rendon, (912) 704-7803 On Facebook here. More Than Words Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Ride the Savannah River water ferry (free Savannah kids’ activities)

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Kids love to ride one of the FREE water ferries with Savannah Belles Ferry system on River Street. Or if you want to make River Street your destination, catch it on the other side of the Savannah River @ the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa on Hutchinson Island.

The free ferries shuttle you from River Street, across the Savannah River, to the Westin, with departures with arrivals every 15–20 minutes from 7:00 AM until 12 AM (subject to weather and river traffic conditions)

While @ the Westin Savannah, enjoying your treat at the Midnight Cafe, check out the bush playhouse near the ferry landing.

Click here for a ferry schedule. The ferries operate 7 days a week, 362 days a year – closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas & New Years Day. Click here for more info. on the ferry system.

While on River Street, be sure to ride the rails on the FREE River Street Streetcar – an authentic 1930s Melbourne streetcar – that runs back and forth on River Street. There’s a streetcar stop right by the ferry dock, in front of City Hall and the visitors center. (UPDATE: STREETCAR IS TEMPORARY OUT OF SERVICE FOR MAINTENANCE)

The River Street Streetcar runs Noon-9 PM Fri-Sun with the exceptions of First Saturdays festivities each month when it stops running at 6:30 PM. The 54-passenger streetcar is updated with environmentally-friendly green technology. It makes six stops along Historic River Street between Montgomery St. & the Waving Girl Landing

FERRY FACTS

  • Scenic two-minute ride on the Savannah River
  • Operates 7 days a week, 362 days a year with departures with arrivals every 15–20 minutes from 7:00 AM until 12 AM (subject to weather and river traffic conditions)
  • Climate-controlled, easy passenger loading and unloading
  • Unique vessel, designed to ensure a steady ride
  • All vessels US Coast Guard certified
  • Ferry vessels and ferry landings ADA compliant
  • Modern passenger-only ferries, reminiscent of vessels seen in the harbor a century ago
  • Named for Savannah’s “Belles”— strong women who shaped the city’s history.

FERRY LANDINGS LOCATIONS

  • River Street at City Hall
  • Waving Girl Landing at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront
  • Hutchinson Island at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center and adjacent to the Westin Savannah Harbour Resort & Spa
  • Ferry Schedule

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE