Archive for September, 2013

Great Pumpkin Express Pre-Halloween Train Rides, St. Mary’s, Ga.

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Halloween events in Savannah Great Pumpkin Express The Great Pumpkin Express train for kids in St. Mary’s, Ga. will make its first trip on Oct. 5 ( the same day as the St. Mary’s Rock Shrimp Festival). There will be a second train ride – St. Mary’s Railroad Days Celebration – on Oct. 12 (the same day of St. Mary’s annual Build a Scarecrow event).

The 90-minute rides begin and end at the Theatre by the Trax, which is just north of St. Marys’ historic downtown.

This real train includes three open-air railcars and a caboose. Locomotive rides will also be available for train enthusiasts who desire an even more up-close rail experience.

Re-live history as you ride the rails through scenic woodlands and marshlands. Beware of zombies along the way, and watch out for those hoboes! At the turn-around midway point, the pumpkin patch awaits, but don’t get too close to the scarecrows! They’ve been known to come alive. Enjoy the music and stories of hoboes at the midway Hobo Camp and watch the locomotive reverse its direction for the trip back.

When: Departures are at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Oct. 12.

Where: All excursions will begin and end at Theatre by the Trax, 1100 Osborne Road, St. Marys, GA.

Tickets can be purchased at www.stmarysrailroad.com. For more information: Call 912-200-5235.

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Coming soon: St. Mary’s Express Santa Express (Nov. 23, 30 & Dec 7).

St. Mary’s Express, 1000 Osborne Street St. Marys, GA 31558 , On Facebook here, tel: 912-200-5235, www.stmarysrailroad.com

FOR MORE KIDS’ HALLOWEEN EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Turtleween trick-or-treat & costume contests at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Turtleween Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 11-4pm : Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff and volunteers invite all turtle enthusiasts to join in some Fall fun with a sea turtle twist!

This outdoor event features educational exhibits and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Trick or treat with the sea turtles, enjoy an old-fashioned hay-ride, or cast your line at Friendly Fisherman!

Costume contests are held every hour on the hour and hay ride tours through the historic district will be fun for everyone. Filled with treats, not tricks, it’s sure to be turtle-tastic!  Don’t forget to dress in your best costume!  No reservations needed.

Event is free with general admission to the Center – $7 adults, $5 children, 3 & under are free.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a great daytrip from the Savannah area. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center opened in June 2007 and provides state-of-the-art emergency care to sick and injured sea turtles, with opportunities for scientific research and long-term treatment. Visitors to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will explore exhibits on sea turtle conservation, rehabilitation, and their amazing journey from egg to adulthood. Visitors can also see sea turtles in the center’s hospital.

FOR MORE KIDS’ HALLOWEEN EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center, 214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527, tel: 912-635-4444, www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org

Jacob G. Smith vs. Harlem Wizards Basketball Game, Savannah

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Harlem WizardsThe Harlem Wizards are coming to Sol C. Johnson High School, Monday, October 7th at 6:30pm. The evening promises to be a fun filled event that is great for kids and adults and will guarantee to put a smile on your face!

This event is hosted by the Jacob G. Smith Elementary PTA. The Harlem Wizards will take on a team comprised of Jacob G. Smith’s own teachers as well as a few local celebrities, business owners and government officials.

The Harlem Wizards have a unique mission: create awe-inspiring events throughout the country. At a Wizards game, fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. Its two hours of family time where parents, grandparents, and kids can all laugh together. When you’re in the stands, you’re more than a spectator; you’re part of the show with loads of audience participation. Throughout the game, fans will experience a magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction.

There are three tiers of tickets for purchase and all tickets may be purchased in advance at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School, 210 Lamara Drive, Savannah, GA or on-line at www.HarlemWizards.com . The General Admission advance purchase price is $10 per ticket and may be purchased at the door for $12. There are 50 Reserved Seat tickets that are priced at $20 each. These tickets are some of the best seats in the house. There is also have a Courtside Package which includes entrance 30 minutes in advance, a team photograph that may be autographed during a meet-and-greet and courtside seating right near the Harlem Wizard’s bench.

Please contact the school at 912-395-6530 for more information.

Charlotte’s Web the Musical @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Savannah children's theatre
Savannah Children’s Theatre has a new blog where they’ll be giving their readers a closer look at what goes on behind the scenes for every show. They’ll also be doing special giveaways exclusively for our readers. See it here.

Upcoming events at SCT
October 18-27: Performances of CHARLOTTE’S WEB the Musical
October 26, 6:30pm at Byrd Cookie Co.: SCT Great Gatsby Gala

Charlotte’s Web the Musical
Coming October 18-20 and 25-27
KIDS ON STAGE PRODUCTION OF CHARLOTTE’S WEB
Come see the story of Charlotte and Wilbur
Friday nights at 7:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm
Student, Senior and Military prices available. Details here.

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

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE, CLICK HERE.

Snapology Amazing Animal Robots STEM Classes for Home-Schoolers in Savannah, Pooler; New After-School Superhero Snapology Class

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

STEM Snapology Classes in richmond hill Registration is now open for two upcoming Snapology STEM classes for  homeschoolers in Savannah.

Amazing Animal Robots STEM classes for homeschoolers will be offered Oct. 16-Nov.13 in Savannah at Lake Mayer Community Center and Oct. 17-Nov. 14 in Pooler at Tom Triplett Community Center. Ages 6+ welcome. Click here to register http://www.snapology.com/savannah_calendar.php

Amazing Animal Robots STEM for homeschoolers
Build different Lego* robots using bricks, gears, pulleys, motors and sensors in each class. Learn to use the computer to program your robots to move and make sounds in this fun and educational STEM class for homeschoolers in Savannah!

Snapology Capt America in Savannah classesSnapology class in Savannah in late Fall

Registration is now open for the next Snapology after school class in Savannah at the Lake Mayer Community Center… Lego* Super Heroes Oct. 17- Nov. 14 4:30-5:30pm. Ages 5+ welcome.

To the Batcave Lego* fans! Have a blast as you create your own fantasy world of super heroes from a large assortment of loose Lego* bricks and Super Hero minifigures. Super Hero Cities, Super Hero Hideouts and Lego* Mosaic Super Hero Shields are just a few of the SUPER cool projects we will be constructing! You don’t want to miss it! Register online at http://www.snapology.com/savannah_calendar.php

Ongoing Snapology Classes:

Snapology in Richmond Hill!  Inventor’s Club classes (K-3rd grade) and Engineers in Training classes (4-8th grade) are ongoing through the school year from Sept-April at the Richmond Hill Community Education Program during after school hours.  Please call Trudy at 912-459-5209 to register your child!
Snapology classes are currently being offered at Savannah Christian Preparatory School during after-school hours.  If you child attends SCPS and loves building and learning with Legos please call Suzette Sprinkle at  912-234-1653 to register your child!
Snapology is constantly adding new locations around the greater Savannah area. Have your child’s school contact Snapology of Savannah today.  Call 770-883-3024.
Snapology offers birthday parties:

Have Snapology bring the party to you! Snapology’s dedicate party facilitator will bring the Lego® party to you.

More Snapology birthday info here.

Stay connected to Snapology of Savannah by liking them on Facebook here.

Snapology of Savannah, Richmond Hill, 770-883-3024, email Savannah@Snapology.com , http://www.snapology.com/savannahhome.php, Snapology is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Jazzy Picnic in the Park, Savannah

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Savannah Jazz Festival 2013Take to the kids to hear live music outdoors at the Savannah Jazz Festival’s Jazzy Picnic in the Park, September 28 (Saturday), in Forsyth Park.

Here’s the lineup:
4:30-5:30PM Charleston Latin Jazz Collective
6:45-7:45PM The Savannah/CJA Hall Of Fame
7-8PM Doug & Jean Carn Quartet
8:15-9:15PM The Joey DeFrancisco Trio (Sponsored by Magic Marc/The Magic Puppet)
9:30-10:45 Tom Scott with The Savannah Jazz Orchestra (Sponsored by Miner Family Winery & JodyJazz Saxophone & Clarinet Mouthpieces)

The Jazz Festival will also have concerts in Forsyth Park Sept. 26 & 27. More info here.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

FOR INFO ON THE OFFICIAL SAVANNAH PICNIC IN THE PARK HAPPENING 10/6, CLICK HERE.

Mosquito Authority Fall 2013 Deal: 4 Mosquito Treatments for the Price of 3

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Mosquito Authority Fall 2013 Discount

 

The Mosquito Authority, 2311 East Victory Drive, PO Box 2153, Savannah, GA 31402 tel: 912-996-8570, email coastal@themosquitoauthority.com, www.bugsbite.com/coastal

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

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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

Lots of spaces still available in many of the classes.  New students can join at any time provided space available.

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

Wiggle Worms

30 mins/week walkers – 2 yrs accompanied by adult

GrassHoppers

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

DragonFlies

60 mins/week 6 to 8 yrs

Call 912-268-6003 or email val@coachvals.com.

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 SouthernMamas.com 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, www.coachvals.com, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Funky finds for trendy tots @ Owl About Kids, a new children’s store in downtown Savannah

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Owl About Kids Savannah children's gifts, clothing Now open! We’re thrilled to tell y’all about a new, funky boutique for trendy tots in downtown Savannah.

Funky boys bow ties at Owl About Kids in Savannah Owl About Kids – “Funky Finds for Trendy Tots” – is at 41 Drayton St, Savannah 31401.

Owl About Kids is a Savannah-based store that offers funky finds for trendy tots! They have a great selection children’s gifts.

At Owl About Kids, you will find quirky games and hair bows, along with practical and useful gear! All of their items are unique and affordable. You are bound to find the perfect treasure for the little tot in your life!

Stay connected & updated about Owl About Kids’ events & specials by “liking” their Facebook page by clicking here.

Owl About Kids, 41 Drayton St, Savannah 31401, (912) 233-8008, email OwlAboutKids@gmail.com, Owl About Kids is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Giveaway: $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids upscale Savannah consignment sale, September 26-28.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

High Cotton Kids fall 2013 consignment sale

This week, a SouthernMamas.com reader will win a $25 gift certificate to the High Cotton Kids Fall/Winter 2013 Consignment Event held September 26-28 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. holiday 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. Sept. 22. 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 Fall and Winter.

Do you want to shop early for the best selection? Come to Shop for a Cause Presale on Thursday, September 26th 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, September 22! 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 Fall and Winter 2013 Show Hours

706 Mall Boulevard (formerly Seeds of Faith Bookstore)

Thursday, September 26th 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, September 27th 9:00 am – 3:00pm Open to the public

Saturday, September 28th 9:00 am – 1:00pm (Select items will be 40% OFF) Open to the public

High Cotton Kids Consignment Fall 2013 upscale consignment sale, Sept. 26-28 2013 in Savannah, www.highcottonkids.com,  High Cotton Kids is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Boys’ Yoga for ages 7-11 starts Oct. 5 @ Ganesha’s Place yoga studio, Savannah

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Boys Yoga Childrens' Yoga Kids Yoga Classes in Savannah Ganesha's PlaceCheck out the BOYS YOGA offered at Ganesha’s Place in Savannah. The six-week Saturday class is for boys ages 7-11 and will be Oct. 5-Nov. 9 2013, 10:15-11:15 Saturdays . Register online at www.ganeshasplace.com or by contacting Kate at 912.665.4199. Enrollment will be limited, so please register early.

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

Young Writer’s Contest & Book Trailer Contest, Savannah

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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FOR INFO ABOUT LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES YOUNG WRITERS’ CONTEST, BOOK TRAILER CONTEST & NOV. 16 SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL, CLICK HERE.

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah specializes in pregnancy, infants, pediatrics & family care

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Bright Life Chiropractic specializes in Pregnancy, Infants, Pediatrics, and Family Care In SavannahThe team at Bright Life Chiropractic is on a mission to help create one of the healthiest communities in the world right here in Savannah. Come learn how they can help with health concerns such as asthma, allergies, ADHD, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, colic, chronic fatigue, ear infections, fibromyalgia, hypertension, migraines, infertility, thyroid imbalances, neurosensory integration disorders and more.

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah specializes in pregnancy, infants, pediatrics and family care.

Dr. Samantha Hornick and Dr. Jared Brown at Bright Life Chiropractic are Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

At Bright Life Chiropractic, Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick assist people in gaining victory in their health by offering cutting-edge chiropractic corrective care in Savannah’s most state-of-the-art chiropractic health care facility. Dr. Jared and Dr. Samantha focus on setting people free from their current conditions so they may live their lives to their fullest potential.

Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick provide specific, scientific neurologically based chiropractic care for you and you family!

Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D, Savannah 31405, 912.777.3717, info@brightlifechiropractic.com , www.BrightLifeChiropractic.com

Operation Cash for Candy: Kids can trade in Halloween candy for cash @ Simply Children’s Dentistry, Savannah

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Cash for Halloween Candy Savannah Help Simply Children’s Dentistry, Inc. fight cavities by partaking in the annual Operation Cash for Candy Halloween tradition.

Simply Children’s Dentistry will give you $1 per pound for your Halloween candy along with a prize and toothbrush.
Come by Simply Children’s Dentistry office during business hours to drop off candy.
Mon. Nov. 4th 8am – 4pm
Tues. Nov. 5th 8am – 4pm
Wed. Nov. 6th 10am – 6pm
Thurs. Nov. 7th 10am – 6pm
Fri. Nov. 8th 8am – 12pm
All candy will be sent overseas to our Troops.

*For children 12 and under* *Max payout $5 per child*

Simply Children’s Dentistry, 613 Stephenson Ave, Suite 201 Savannah, GA. Please call (912) 353-9993 with any questions.

Simply Children’s Dentistry, 613 Stephenson Ave Suite 201, Savannah 31405; www.simplychildrens.com , email: businessassistant@simplychildrens.com , (912) 353-9993. Simply Children’s Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Integrity Auto Repair in Savannah, finally a mechanic you can trust; SouthernMamas readers receive a premium oil change with a free tire rotation for $24.95

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Integrity Auto Repair in Savannah; Finally a mechanic you can trust

Thump, Cling, Clunk. Whatever ominous sound your car is making, the guys at Integrity Auto Repair can find the cause of the problem without ripping you off. That’s right, we found an honest Savannah auto repair shop. The trustworthy mechanics at Integrity Auto Repair are transparent in their service to your vehicle and will not sell you things you do not need.

Finally, a mechanic in Savannah you can trust.

Mention you read about Integrity Auto Repair on SouthernMamas.com & receive a premium oil change with a free tire rotation for only $24.95. (tax not included). Plus, SouthernMamas.com readers will receive 5% off your total bill for regular services.

Integrity Auto Repair services all major makes and models of vehicles. They are locally-owned and master certified in the industry.

Even better, Integrity Auto Repair offers a lifetime warranty on brakepads and a 2 year, 24,000 miles warranty (versus the standard 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty) on all other parts because they only use the highest quality parts, not junk parts.

These trustworthy mechanics fix brakes, retool engines and help with other mechanical aches and pains.

Don’t want to miss work sitting around in the auto repair waiting room? No worries. Integrity Auto Repair offers a shuttle service for local customers.  Call to make an appointment. 912.777.7030.

“Like” Integrity Auto Repair on Facebook by clicking here to stay updated on their deals & specials.

Integrity Auto Repair – it’s all in the name.

Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
Sat: 9 AM- 2 PM

Integrity Auto Repair, 4406 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404, 912.777.7030, www.integrityonwaters.com  On Facebook here.

FREE Cloth Diaper Workshop 9/21 at Tater Bugs in Pooler, Savannah’s only cloth diaper store

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Cloth Diapers in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., Bluffton

Get the lowdown on cloth diapering options, plus tips on laundering and use, from cloth diaper expert Leslie owner of Tater Bugs in Pooler at a FREE cloth diaper workshop at 2 PM this Sat. 9/21 at Tater Bugs – Savannah’s only cloth diaper store & more –

To learn more, contact Tater Bugs at 912-656-7326.

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

Tater Bugs cloth diaper boutique in Pooler 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, www.taterbugssavannah.com, 912-656-7326, email leslie@taterbugssavannah.com 309 Hwy 80 Pooler, Georgia 31322

Photography by Julie Anne in Savannah, specializing in newborn photography; SouthernMamas discount

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Savannah newborn photographers Photography by Julie AnneAre you expecting a bundle of joy soon?

Capture your memories and schedule a session today! Julie of Photography by Julie Anne specializes in newborn photography and welcomes you to her brand new studio located at 7505 Waters Avenue, inside the office of Cherished 4D ultrasound.

There is plenty of space to relax while your little one is being pampered and creating memories to last forever. Sessions range from 1-2 hours depending on the newborn. It is recommended to schedule your session before your baby is due to ensure your spot for your beautiful images.

Newborn sessions are only $175 and include a private gallery with your choice of 10 images on a CD. There is also an option to purchase additional images.

Mention this ad and get an additional $25 off the session price!

See more of the amazing, sweet work by Julie by visiting the Photography by Julie Anne  Web site by clicking here.  Stay connected & updated about even more specials by “liking” Photography by Julie Anne’s Facebook page by clicking here.

Photography by Julie Anne, 7505 Waters Avenue, Savannah inside the office of Cherished 4D ultrasound; email julie@photographybyjulieanne.com,  (912) 655-9497, www.photographybyjulieanne.com ; On Facebook here.  Photography by Julie Anne is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Toddler Third Thursday (Kids’ art classes) @ Telfair’s Jepson Center, Savannah

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Telfair Museums provides many opportunities for families to visit the museum, learn, and make art together. Are you looking for a fun and educational activity for children? Check these out:

Toddler Third Thursday (3rd Thursday of every month)

10:30am-Noon 

Toddler Third Thursdays are great for parents, grandparents, and caregivers with pre-school children. Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their adult companions,this program allows toddlers to explore artwork from Telfair exhibitions and complete a fun-filled art project relating to their tour. A different tour and project will be offered each month. Time to play in ArtZeum is included.  More info here. 

Registration and adult supervision required. Call 790-8823 or click here to register.Enrollment is $5 per child. Adult admission is FREE for museum-members and $12 for non-members. Sponsored in part by JCB, Inc.

Click here to register online for Toddler 3rd Thursday >>

ArtZeum
Located in the Jepson Center
A great place to visit after school, on a rainy day, on weekends, or just anytime, the Telfair’s hands-on learning gallery and interactive exhibits provide an excellent introduction to big ideas about art. Click here to learn more.

Activity Downloads
Download activity sheets here on the educational resources page before your museum visit and explore the museum with fun and educational search activities.

FREE Family Days
Telfair Museums FREE family days are offered throughout the year. Enjoy music, artist demonstrations, hands-on art-making, and guided tours free of charge. Check here for themes, dates, times and locations.

WCWM? (What Can We Make?)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays / 1-4 PM
Jepson Center’s Melaver Studio
The studios are open for drop-in visits for all ages. Free to members or with museum admission. Open to adults and children accompanied by an adult caregiver. More info available here.
Join us as we open the studios for drop in visits for all ages. wcwm? (What Can We Make?) focuses on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills through imagination. Explore your creative side with inspiring activities utilizing recycled materials, found objects, and traditional art supplies. In addition to the wcwm? project kits, the studios provide watercolor and collage opportunities as well.
New to the wcwm? program is Family Make, in which participants are assigned a theme each month and a secret ingredient or tool to make art from the most unexpected materials. Before joining in one of our wcwm? theme challenges, check out these talking points and activities you can complete as a family.

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

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Well-established First Christian Church Preschool in Savannah serves ages 15 mths-4 years old & offers preschoolers a Spanish program

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Savannah Preschools: First Christian Preschool Looking for a Savannah preschool for next fall that has a proven history as a well-established, quality preschool? Check out First Christian Church Preschool, which was formed in 1952 by Carolyn S. Jordan and has been in continuous operation since that date.

The preschool – located on Victory Drive in the Savannah’s Ardsley Park –  now serves 15 mths to 4-year-old children and is in session from 9AM to noon Monday through Friday. First Christian Church members receive a 25% discount on tuition.

First Christian Preschool provides an environment that is warm and welcoming so that your child will feel safe and comfortable. Classrooms are bright and inviting so your child will be excited about learning and will be prepared for kindergarten. Most of all, your child will have a lot of fun and be involved in meaningful play. Play is a child’s “work” and it is through play that a child learns to be social, to solve problems, to be independent and to be creative.

Savannah preschools: First Christian Preschool in Ardsley ParkThe preschool employs the Unit Approach Curriculum. It is designed to meet appropriate skill levels for each age group.

The school offers a Spanish program called !Hola! as part of the curriculum for the 3 and 4-year-olds . Music is incorporated into daily activities in the classrooms

Children participate in two school-wide programs, one at Christmas and an end-of-the-year program. Newsletters, a fund raiser, carpool and lunch bunch, and early birds are other activities that are a part of the preschool program.

Some of the activities all of students participate in are:
Fall Festival
School Wide Pajama Party
Dessert with Daddy
Mother’s Day Tea
Graduation Program
Friday Morning Music

The preschool includes Christian principles in its program, teaching the children the Christian values of loving, sharing, being kind to one another

Visitors are welcome. First Christian Preschool staff  look forward to meeting you and your children.

For more information, please call Mrs. Sarah Marquez at 912-234-3149 or email firstchristianpreschool@yahoo.com

First Christian Preschool, 711 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, 31405, 912 234-3149,   https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Christian-Preschool/153225621412477?fref=ts First Christian Preschool is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

DolceMia Clothing online boutique for upscale but affordable smocked & monogrammed children’s clothing

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Affordable Smocked Monogrammed Girls Dresses

DolceMia Clothing is an upscale but AFFORDABLE online boutique where you can find classy smocked and monogrammed clothing for babies and children up to size 8y.

DolceMia uses high-quality fabrics and pay a lot of attention in details to make each of their outfits special without the overprice. They personalize children’s outfit with your child’s name or monogram.

Check out DolceMia Clothing’s new adorable holiday outfits here including smocked reindeer dresses, smocked nativity dresses, monogrammed float dresses for all occassions, matching sister dresses, Thanksgiving outfits and more.

Check out DolceMia products on Etsy by clicking here. Products are rated there and customers can read the feedback left by other customers.

For flash sales, samples sales, giveaways and more, “Like” the DolceMia Clothing Facebook page by clicking here.

DolceMia Clothing – smocked, affordable children’s clothing, www.dolcemiaclothing.com , email cs@dolcemiaclothing.com . DolceMia Clothing is a SouthernMamas advertiser.

Poppell Farms Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Haunted Forest, (Pumpkin Patches near Savannah)

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Corn Mazes near Savannah, Hilton Head IsPoppell family farm – the 10-acre labyrinth & activity-packed farm in Odum about six miles from Jesup – is the farm to visit for pumpkin patch fun. The grand opening for the 2013 Fall season is Oct. 5.

Take a hayride to Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus in the pumpkin patch , ride the cow train, feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, the popular crop hopper, which is giant jumping air pillow that has kids giggling upon their first bounce.

Special events each weekend including:
* Safety Day on Oct. 12 with emergency, fire and police vehicles on display. Details here.
* A-Maze-ing Race 5K and Pumpkin Patch Trot on Oct. 19. Details here.
* Halloween Party on Oct. 26. Costume Contest begin at 2 PM. Details here.

For admission costs, click here. The farm is @ 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555.
For info or to make reservations, call 912.586.2215 or click here.

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Corn Maze
Poppell’s corn maze is intricate network of twists and turns carved into 10 acres of corn. It opens Oct. 5 2013.
Though the correct pathway can be walked in only 15 minutes, most wandering maze-goers will require about one hour to travel through more than three miles of twists, turns and decision points..

For admission costs, directions or more information please visit the farm’s website www.poppellfarms.com , e-mail popfarms1@windstream.net or call (912) 586-2215. **Follow Poppell Farms on Facebook by clicking here**

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2013 Schedule
Saturday, October 5 – Sunday, November 3, 2012

Friday Evenings 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Corn Maze “Freddy’s Fright in the Forest” Play Area (NO HAYRIDE or PUMPKIN PATCH)
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Corn Maze Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch Play Area
Saturday Evenings 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Corn Maze “Freddy’s Fright in the Forest” Play Area (NO HAYRIDE or PUMPKIN PATCH)
Sundays 12 Noon – 5:00 p.m. ALL ACTIVITIES Except “Freddy’s Fright in the Forest”

Poppell Farms, email popfarms1@windstream.net , (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Spanish & Arabic classes begin 9/23; Save 33% on semester enrollment

Saturday, September 14th, 2013
Lingua spanish lessons for kids in Savannah Pooler Richmond Hill Did you know Lingüa was recently voted the MOST AWESOME KID’S LANGUAGE CLASSES for all of GA, SC, and AL?
Come join Lingüa for Spanish, Arabic, or BOTH beginning September 23!
Classes will take place in Savannah on Mondays beginning September 23, Pooler on Tuesdays, and Richmond Hill on Wednesdays. Times vary depending on location.
Want something on your schedule? Contact Lingüa about RAISING LITTLE LINGUISTS for language learning as a family IN ANY LANGUAGE!
For info about language classes offered @ Lingüa contact Lingüa for more info: bilingualfamilia.com, email bilingualfamilia@gmail.com  www.facebook.com/lingua.U

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FREE 350/30 Sand Castle Competition on Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Hilton Head kids activities, sand castle competitionYou’re invited to the 350/30 Sand Castle Competition
Saturday, October 5, 2013
** 10:00 a.m. Sign-In ** 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Coligny Beach – Hilton Head Island
Prizes will be awarded to: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division category
“Best Pirate Theme” “Most Creative” “Best in Show”
(Judging will begin at 1:00 pm.)

For more information, please click here: celebrationhhi.org
Email your questions to: hhisandcastle@yahoo.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM

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Saturday, September 14th, 2013

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