Archive for February, 2014

2014 Spring Consignor Registration Now Open @ Coastal Kids Market, Pooler

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Spring 2014 Coastal Kids Market consignment sale Pooler

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

You do not want to miss this popular upscale children’s clothing consignment sale, so please visit 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 the consignor tab to get full details on how the 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.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

If you register to consign by noon on Friday, Feb. 28, you will be considered an early bird and will be entered into a giveaway to have your registration fee WAIVED. If you want to be entered TWICE, go to the Coastal Market Kids Facebook page by clicking here and just hit the SHARE button on the post about early bird registration.

Be sure to “like” the Coastal Kids Market Facebook page here or if you have already, make sure you hover over the “like” button and click “show in news feed.” Coastal Kids Market Facebook fans are always the first to know about important announcements – like giveaways. Please also share posts with your friends – the more shoppers that more items you sell.

Coastal Kids Market spring dates are: April 2nd (preview party for volunteers and consignors only) through April 5th. Please share the word with your friends.

Questions? Please contact Allison at contacts@coastalkidsmarket.com

Visit the CKM Facebook page here.

Coastal Kids Market, Upscale Spring 2014 Consignment Sale is April 3-5 , Pooler, GA, http://coastalkidsmarket.com/ (912) 655-4686, email contacts@coastalkidsmarket.com Coastal Kids Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Irish Heritage Celebration Parade, Tybee Is.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Tybe Irish Heritage Parade Savannah Irish Heritage Celebration Parade

3 PM Sat. March 15

Tybee Island will “go green” with a festive parade in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. It will step off at 3pm at City Hall and proceed down Butler Ave. to Tybrisa St. This is a free, family-friendly event.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

Win free pizza for a year at Uncle Maddio’s Savannah winner-of-best-pizza celebration

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Here’s a chance to win FREE PIZZA for a year from Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Savannah .

Come to Uncle Maddio’s this Fri. 2/21 at 6 PM to celebrate all the following kudos for Uncle Maddio’s:

-Winning Best Pizza of 2013 by Savannah Menu
-Scoring 5,000 likes on Facebook
-Becoming #1 on Trip Advisor in Savannah
-Becoming #2 in the entire Coastal Georgia Empire on Trip Advisor

Congrats Uncle Maddio’s!

Not only will Uncle Maddio’s be giving away free pizza for a year to celebrate, they’ll also have live music by Rusty Steel and Tap Take Over by Abita Beer Company.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, 7805 Abercorn Street #2, Savannah, 31406, (912) 777-4479 email abercorn@unclemaddios.com, On Facebook here.  Uncle Maddio’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

2014 Summer Marine Science Camps @ MAREX on Skidaway Is., Savannah

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Savannah Summer Camps 2014Are you and your child interested in a fun, educational camp experience for summer, 2014?

The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island (MAREX) offers summer camps to children of all ages! These camps offer opportunity for children to learn about coastal environments and marine life, with the personalized attention of MAREX staff and interns.

Registration Deadline

The registration form for 2014 will be available March 1, 2014. The annual enrollment lottery will take place April 1, 2014. To be included in the lottery, registration forms with non-refundable deposit must be delivered by mail or in person to the UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium on Skidaway island before April 1, 2014.

Faxed and emailed forms will not be accepted. Forms without deposits will not be accepted. Registration will not be completed by phone. Short waiting lists will be held for each session. Waiting list placement requires both registration form and deposit. If applicant is not enrolled due to space limitations, the registration form and deposit will be returned. Enrollment confirmation will be emailed by April 14th, 2014.

Download the 2014 Summer Marine Science Camp REGISTRATION FORM here.

Sessions include:
Fish Fry – Ages 4 & 5
June 16-20, 2014
$155 per camper / $50 deposit with registration
Description here.

Sea Squirts – Age 6
July 14-18, 2014
$205 per camper / $50 deposit with registration.
Description here.

Sea Camp – Ages 7-8
Session I: June 2-6, 2014
Session II: July 7-11, 2014
$230 per camper / $50 deposit with registration.
Description here.

Salty Dawgs – Ages 9-10
Session I: June 9-13, 2014
Session II: July 21-25, 2014
$285 per camper / $50 deposit with registration.
Description here.

Fishing for Fun – Ages 11-12
June 23-27, 2014
$285 per camper / $50 deposit with registration.
Description here.

Island Scientists – Ages 13-14
July 28-August 1, 2014
$325 per session / $100 deposit with registration.
Description here.

FOR MORE SAVANNAH SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK HERE.

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival (April 26)

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2014An annual tradition nearly as old as the university itself, the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival offers students, alumni and prospective students an opportunity to create temporary chalk masterpieces on the paved walkways of Savannah’s scenic Forsyth Park every spring.

April 26
Forsyth Park

Chalk drawing begins at 11 AM. More information here.

The event is free and open to the public, which will have the opportunity to view and photograph the amazing creations.

Fun activities for children will be available, and food vendors will be on site.

FOR MORE FREE SPRING 2014 KIDS’ EVENTS  IN THE SAVANNAH AREA, CLICK HERE.

Children’s Birthday Parties @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson & Georgia State Railroad Museum

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Look at these fun, creative themes for children’s birthdays at various Coastal Heritage Society sites including Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson and Georgia State Railroad Museum. Talk about a memorable birthday party.

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's MuseumBirthday Parties @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Choose a theme: Little Artists or Animal Theme
The Birthday Party Package includes (Up to 8 Children):
*2 Hours of Play in the Private Birthday Party Room and Savannah Children’s Museum
*Sing Happy Birthday and open presents inside a real train car and then play in an amazing one-acre, two-level outdoor exhibit area featuring a dozen interactive and educational exhibits!
*A memorable experience for all ages!
Cost:
$200
(Each additional child after 8 is $6.25)
Party add-ons:
Private Train Ride (During regular operational hours) (30 mins) – $100
Private Train Ride (During off season/non operational days) -$200
Personalized Birthday Cake made by Bakers Pride Bakery- $30
Plates, napkins, silverware, cups, and goodie bags – $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PARTY, PLEASE CALL 912.651.6823 x203 OR EMAIL : LJACKSON@CHSGEORGIA.ORG

Old Fort Jackson logo Birthday Parties @ Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Savannah,  31404
Choose a theme: The New Recruit Party(Soldier) or Secret Agent Party(Spy)
The Birthday Party Package includes (Up to 8 Children):
*2 Hours of Party time in the pavilion at Old Fort Jackson and this includes 1 hour of staff led activities
*Sing Happy Birthday and open presents in our covered pavilion and then explore all of the amazing exhibits at Old Fort Jackson with staff led activities including learning how to drill with Quaker muskets!
*A memorable experience for all ages!
Cost:
$200
(Each additional child after 8 is $8.00)
Party add-ons:
Personalized Cannon Firing – $50
Personalized Birthday Cake made by Bakers Pride Bakery- $30
Plates, napkins, silverware, cups, and goodie bags – $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PARTY, PLEASE CALL 912.232.3945 OR EMAIL: lporter@chsgeorgia.org

Georgia State Railroad Museum Birthday Parties @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah
Choose a theme: General Train Theme or Thomas the Train
The Birthday Party Package includes (Up to 8 Children):
*2 Hours of Play in the Private Birthday Party Room and Access to Georgia State Railroad Museum
*Sing Happy Birthday and open presents in our Private Birthday Party Room and then explore all of the amazing exhibits at Georgia State Railroad Museum!
*A memorable experience for all ages!
Cost:
$200
(Each additional child after 8 is $6.25)
Party add-ons:
Private Train Ride (During regular operational hours) (30 mins) – $100
Private Train Ride (During off season/non operational days) -$200
Personalized Birthday Cake made by Bakers Pride Bakery- $30
Plates, napkins, silverware, cups, and goodie bags – $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK A PARTY, PLEASE CALL 912.651.6823 x203 OR EMAIL LJACKSON@CHSGEORGIA.ORG

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser, www.chsgeorgia.org

Tybee Island Kite Flying Festival (April 27)

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Tybee Kite Flying Festival 2014Let’s go fly a kite with the kids.

Come out to fly a kite to support and create awareness about Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.

Tybee Island will host the 3rd Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival to benefit movement disorders on April 27. Open to the public!

In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group and North Beach Bar & Grill welcomes the community to participate in the 3rd Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day at the beach featuring food, fun, art, kite flying and music provided by “The Band with No Name.” Students of Savannah Arts Academy will also participate in a fun Kite Design Contest.

WHEN:
Sunday, April 27
11-2 p.m.
WHERE:
Tybee Island Kite Festival
Registration is at the North Beach parking lot next to North Beach Bar & Grill entrance.
REGISTRATION: Registration for the Kite Festival is $10 which includes a kite provided by IntotheWind.com and Gumbo provided by North Beach Bar & Grill.

For more information call 912.663.6803 or email krpnova@aol.com  or visit Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group on Facebook.

FREE Kids’ Events in Savannah

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

FREE winter kids' events in SavannahFREE 2014 Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

We love all the FREE things to do with kids in Savannah this month & next including:
* FREE four weeks of Irish Dance classes during Feb. or March with Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance, Savannah
* FREE Savannah Sketch Crawl for All Ages, 2/22
* FREE Tara Feis Family Irish Festival, 3/15
* FREE ArchaeoBus with archaeology hands-on activities 2/28 & 3/1.
* FREE Family Day at Telfair Museums’ Telfair Academy, 3/1
* FREE Cat in the Hat performances at Live Oak Public Library branches, March 3-8, March 10-11
* FREE Family Star-Gazing Night @  Coastal Botanical Gardens, 3/8
* FREE kids nature activities including weekly Thursday Toddler Time @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Details on all those above plus more local free family events on our FREE Winter Kids’ Events page here.

Pinocchio @ Savannah Children’s Theatre, Feb. 21-23

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Musicals Plays at Savannah Children's Theatre

On stage this weekend, February 21-23 @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Hey Ho, Pinocchio! (Black Box) Elementary School Class
Feb 21 @ 7pm
Feb 22 @ 5pm
Feb 23 @ 3pm

The Pinocchio Show (Proscenium Stage) Elementary School Class
Feb 21 @ 7pm
Feb 22 @ 2pm
Feb 23 @ 3pm

Upcoming Shows:

February 28-March 2: And Then There Were None, An Agatha Christie Who Dunit! Teen Theatre
March 21-23 & 28-30: The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde Junior Company
April 4-6 & 11-13: Pinkalicious the Musical Kids on Stage Production (April 5 – Pretty In Pink Cupcake Party with Pinkalicious. After the show, join the pink loving star of our show for cupcake decorating, pink lemonade and more. Child’s ticket $35/Adult Tickets $15 (includes the show)

Hold the date for: Shrek, the Musical May 30-June 15
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets go on sale soon.

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

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

FREE Mardi Gras Parade on Tybee Island (March 1)

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Tybee Mardi Gras parade 2014Mardi Gras Parade on Tybee Is.

The 6th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee will roll into town on March 1 2014. Bring your crew to this family-friendly celebration, featuring a festive parade at 2 PM and a street party starting at noon. Tybee will be decked-out in purple, gold and green and party-goers will enjoy live entertainment, lavish costumes, fun contests, Cajun cuisine and much more.

Mardi Gras Street Party
Saturday, March 1
Strand Roundabout (at south end of island on Tybrisa Street and Butler Avenue)
12-9 p.m.
Dig into some delicious Ragin Cajun Crawfish Boil & Gumbo, served all day, and listen to live music starting at 1 p.m., including Brad and Randall and the Zydeco Ballers at 3 p.m. and Voodoo Soup at 6 p.m.

Mardi Gras Tybee Parade
Saturday, March 1
Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street
2 p.m.
Grab your chairs (and beads) and find a spot along on the street to watch as Tybee’s Mardi Gras parade rolls down Butler Avenue from Memorial Park to Tybrisa Street and features colorful floats, plenty of beads and marching bands!

For additional information about the 6th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee festival, please visit www.mardigrastybee.com .

Savannah mom is the only candidate in the race for Savannah-Chatham School Board President with a student in the public school system

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Jolene Byrne for Savannah Chatham School Board PresidentWe’re thrilled that a Savannah mom whose child attends Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools is running for Savannah Chatham County school board president.

Jolene Byrne is a mother, an educator and the only parent in this race with a child in public school.  Jolene Byrne is the candidate you’ll want to support if your children will eventually attend or are already attending public schools.

Learn more about Jolene Byrne by liking her Jolene Byrne For School Board President Facebook page here & visiting her campaign Web site here.

Jolene Byrne for Savannah Chatham School Board President Byrne, 34, divides her time between teaching sociology at Armstrong Atlantic State University and directing the religious education program at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah. She previously taught sociology at Savannah State University.

Byrne is active in our community. She has tutored students at the West Broad YMCA as a volunteer for the Junior League, helped to organize children’s health awareness events, and regularly volunteers at the Inner City Night Shelter. Jolene is passionate about the power of public education to lift up individuals, families and entire communities.

Just a snippet from Byrne:

“I am running because I believe in the power of public education to lift up children, families, and entire communities. It is fundamentally wrong that any child should be denied an excellent education just because they don’t live in a particular zip code or don’t win a lottery. While some schools are failing our children, others are models of success. I believe we should be replicating these models so more children have the opportunity to attend schools that work…”

Read more about Byrne here.

Byrne is running in the non-partisan race to replace Dr. Joe Buck as President of the Savannah-Chatham County School Board. Buck cannot run again because of term limits.  The election is May 20, 2014.

Giveaway: $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids upscale Savannah consignment sale, Feb. 27-Mar. 1

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

High Cotton Kids Spring 2014 consignment sale

UPDATE:  Giveaway winner is Erin McCullough. Congratulations Erin!

This week, a SouthernMamas.com reader will win a $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids 2014 Spring/Summer consignment event, held Feb. 27-Mar. 1 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. Fourth of July 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. Feb. 23. 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 spring and summer.

Do you want to shop early for the best selection? Come to Shop for a Cause Presale on Thursday, February 27th from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. High Cotton Kids is partnering with The Next Generation for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial and the Humane Society of Greater Savannah.  Please bring your gift cards from Target or Wal-Mart 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, February 23th! 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 Spring and Summer 2014 Show Hours

706 Mall Boulevard (formerly Seeds of Faith Bookstore)

Thursday, February 27 5:00 – 6:00 pm Shop for a Cause Presale-Check the details to shop early!

6:00 – 8:00 pm Open to the public

Friday, February 28 9:00 am – 3:00pm Open to the public

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

Registration is now open for a new Snapology class – Lego® Superheroes – for homeschoolers in Pooler

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Snapology classes in Savannah, Richmond HillRegistration is now open for a new Snapology class for Homeschoolers in Pooler!

Lego® Superheroes-

To the Batcave Lego® fans! Design and build a superhero city, superhero hideouts, villain lairs plus much more using a large assortment of Lego® pieces and superhero minifigures!

This 5 week session of classes will meet each Thursdays at the Tom Tripplett Community Center 10:30am-11:30am on 2/27,3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27.  Register online today at http://savannah.snapology.com/Calendar.html  $65 per student.

Come Build and Learn with Snapology – one of our favorite after-school STEM classes for kids ages 5-13.  Snapology offers educational classes, camps and birthday parties with LEGO® bricks for boys and girls in the greater Savannah area

Have Snapology bring the party to you! Snapology’s dedicated 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, “Where Learning is a Snap” 770-883-3024, email Savannah@Snapology.com , http://www.snapology.com/savannahhome.php, Snapology is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Parent Skill-Building Workshop in Pooler: Tips for Parenting a Child with Behavior & Communication Challenges, Savannah

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Savannah parent skill building workshop

Children with disruptive behaviors and/or communication challenges can be much more difficult to parent.

Over time you may feel that your current parenting style has become less effective and feel unable to manage your child’s behavior. Kids react to parents, parents react to kids, and over time both create more coercive behaviors toward each other. Because of the continuing struggle, as a parent you may lower your expectations and/or stop paying attention.

Parent training available in Pooler works to make corrections now. It helps to stabilize the home situation and prepares your child for a successful peer interactions too. This training provides proactive strategies that you can take home and use immediately as well as provide a better understanding as to why these power struggles occur.

With training, you will learn how to interact with your children without power struggles. Learn how to reward appropriate behaviors, and create expectations that shift the pattern.

Please click here to register for the Parent Skill-Building Workshop in Pooler.

Register now by clicking here.
$10 per person
$20 per couple

Your workshop leader is Jennifer McGee, Ed.D, LPC. Jennifer has more than 15 years experience working in the special needs community and working with children who experience behavior, communication and anxiety challenges.

Dr. Jennifer McGee provides individual and family counseling for children and adults; she also provides social skill group therapies.

If you have questions about the workshop or would like to schedule for individual counseling or social skills groups, please contact the office by phone or email.
Contact: Jennifer Ranicki
The Mindspring Center
jennifer@mindspringcenter.com
912-748-6463

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE four weeks of Irish Dance classes with Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance, Savannah

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance in Savannah is once again offering free Irish Dance classes for children interested in trying Irish Dance. (After seeing these talented dancers perform at last weekend’s Savannah Irish Festival, we are hooked & definitely want to give this a try.)

Beginner Dancers can take one month (4 weeks) of free Irish Dance classes if they start in February or March. These dancers are also invited to join Glor na Daire in marching in the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade on Mon. March 17.

Class schedule info here. Please say SouthernMamas.com sent you!

If interested, please contact:
Angela Smith
New Student Liaison
Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance – Savannah
Tel: 308-2800.
Email: a.kimzey03@comcast.net

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH KIDS’ ACTIVTIES, CLICK HERE.

Children’s Birthday Parties in Savannah with Puppet People

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Puppet People Savannah Children's Birthdays

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People  is your go-to spot for children’s birthday parties.

Having a party at the Puppet People’s Studio is easy to do.
What’s included in all of Puppet People theme parties?
•A party host to tend to every need
•A party theme of your choice
•A puppet show of your choice
•An interactive studio tour (you get to go behind the scenes!)
•Two hours in our fantasy-filled puppet factory
•Music, games and bouncing balls
•Puppet-making: each guest leaves with their own puppet
•Tableware

NOTE: Parties can also be done in your home or location.

You can choose the theme & the puppet show. Available themes include Black Light Dance Party; Mad Hatter Tea Party; Princess or Knight Party; Super hero and Pirate Party. Puppet People can also customize parties for your particular interest

Click here to see more theme & show options.

FOR MORE PUPPET PEOPLE PARTY DETAILS, CLICK HERE.

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People “The Puppet Place” in Thunderbolt, 3119 Furber Avenue, Savannah, GA 31405, 912-355-3366, http://puppetpeople.com. The Puppet Place is an ideal spot to host children’s birthday parties! Puppet People is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Children’s Spring Portraits by Photography by Julie Anne, Richmond Hill children’s photographer

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Richmond Hill photographers Savannah

The weather is getting nice out!  Book your session with Photography by Julie Anne today.

All Southern Mamas get two free brag books with every session booked before March 8.  This is included for newborns as well.

Not due til later this year?  That’s okay, book your newborn session now to ensure your spot.

Sessions are filling up fast and you don’t want to miss your opportunity to get your newborn session done!

Become a fan of Photography by Julie Anne to get all the latest news and be the first to get all the great deals being offered! https://www.facebook.com/PhotographybyJulieAnne

Don’t forget about the Matilda Jane trunk show on March 29!  Details to follow, but you don’t want to miss this amazing show.

Email at Julie@photographybyjulieanne.com or call (912)655-9497 or visit www.photographybyjulieanne.com for more information!

Photography by Julie Anne,  email julie@photographybyjulieanne.com,  (912) 655-9497, www.photographybyjulieanne.com ; On Facebook here.  Photography by Julie Anne is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Snapology children’s birthday parties for a LEGO® fans

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Snapology classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill

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

More Snapology birthday info here.

If your child is a LEGO® fan, then you need to check out Snapology, which uses LEGO® to make learning a snap!

Snapology offers after school STEM educational classes, camps and birthday parties with LEGO® bricks for Boys and Girls ages 3-13 in the greater Savannah area including Richmond Hill & Pooler.

Snapology after school STEM classes take place in schools around the greater Savannah area. Ask your child’s school to call Snapology at 770-883-3024 to discuss the possibility of a class!

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

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

FREE Tara Feis Family Irish Festival, Savannah (March 15)

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Tara Feis Savannah 2014 March 15If you’re looking for a FREE family-friendly, alcohol-free way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, skip River Street & attend Tara Feis.

Tara Feis Irish Festival returns this year during the nationally renowned St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The famous non-alcoholic FREE Irish celebration is set to take place at Emmet Park in downtown Savannah Sat. March 15, 11am – 5pm. The event is sponsored by the City of Savannah and is free and open to the public.

Tara Feis Irish Celebration
Saturday, March 15, 2014
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emmet Park (east end of Bay Street)
Presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs
Free and open to the public

The festival opens at 11 AM with an impressive traditional Irish ceremony featuring the Parade Grand Marshal and local dignitaries in a procession of colorful flags and bagpipes. The day continues with live performances, food, crafts, rides and games.

Savannah’s own Harry O’ Donoghue will emcee the main stage as well as treat the audience to his own performances. Harry will also do a set with local vocalist Cc Witt and fiddler Coleen Settle. The main stage will feature performances of The Irish Dancers of Savannah and the Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance.

With the event being held two days before the parade, a larger audience is expected.

The Tara Feis children’s stage will feature a full day of entertainment including the puppets of Conrad Hartz, the magic of Magic Marc Dunston, interactive music and stories with Jamie and Laura Keena and of course the Irish step dancers.

Emmet Park is located in downtown Savannah at the east end of Bay Street. For more information, please contact City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs Marketing Coordinator, Erin Seals at (912) 651-6417 or click here .

Schedule of Events
11:00am Opening Ceremony. Opening Blessing: Bishop J. Kevin Boland, National Anthem: Britton Rogers, Irish National Anthem: Harry O’ Donoghue
11:20am Savannah Pipes and Drums

11:30am Glor na Daire Irish Dance School
12:15pm Harry O’ Donoghue
1:15pm McLean Avenue Band
2:15pm Irish Dancers of Savannah
2:45pm Meet the McLean Avenue Band (Autograph signing at the ticket tent)
3:15pm Cc Witt, Coleen Settle & Harry O’ Donoghue
4:00pm McLean Avenue Band
4:55pm Closing Remarks

Children’s Stage Schedule
11:30am Conrad Hartz Puppets
12:00pm Irish Dancers of Savannah
12:45pm Jamie & Laura Keena (Interactive music and stories. 30 mins)
1:15pm Magic Marc
1:45pm Glor na Daire Irish Dance School
2:30pm Conrad Hartz Puppets
3:00 pm Magic Marc
3:30pm Jamie and Laura Keena
4:00 pm Last Fling ( Dancers from both Irish Dance Schools)
4:30pm Stage Closed.

Register now for Old Fort Jackson Family Campover 2014, Savannah

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Campover 2014 Savannah

Spend the night in a real Savannah fort and experience history firsthand with your child. Take part in the Old Fort Jackson Family Campover 2014.

There will be a variety of fun interactive programming tracing the life of a soldier at Fort Jackson! Activities include a candle light tour, crafts, cannon firing, musket demonstrations, roasting marshmallows and hanging out around the campfire telling stories. Lights out will be around 10:30pm. Campers will wake up the next morning, pack their gear, enjoy a hot breakfast and participate in closing ceremonies.

Registration & tent setup will begin at 5:30pm on March 28th and the event begins at 6:30pm.

Pricing is $40 per adult and $45 per child. Space is limited for this popular annual event, so register today by clicking here.

Campers have the option to choose sleeping arrangements inside the fort’s casemates, inside one of six period tents located inside the parade grounds, or to bring their own tent as long as it fits certain size requirements. Sleeping arrangements are made on a first come, first served basis. You will be contacted after registering regarding these arrangements as well as food allergy information, etc.

When
Fri. March 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM to Sat. March 29, 2014 at 8 AM.

Where
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404

Contact
Brian Carney, Coastal Heritage Society, 912-232-3945

Register now by clicking here.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Scribble Art Studio provides FREE arts & crafts for kids while you shop @ Whole Foods Market Savannah (Feb. 18)

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Scribble free arts and crafts for kids at Whole Foods Savannah

Grocery shopping kid-free (and whine-free) is always easier. Plus, your kids would rather be having fun than picking out produce. That’s why Scribble Art Studio & Whole Foods Market Savannah are partnering to bring your little one fun, FREE arts & crafts while you shop from 10-11:30 AM Feb. 18. Kids will make and decorate a mini terrarium to take home with them. Oh, did we mention, it’s FREE!?

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

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. 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

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ WINTER EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Stroller Strides Fit4Mom of Savannah introduces L.E.A.N. Mommy to help you lose weight

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Lean Mommy

Beginning March 1 2014: Stroller Strides Fit4Mom of Savannah is proud to introduce their latest program, L.E.A.N. Mommy!

Lead by their instructor and licensed psychotherapist Blythe Wyatt Conway, MA LPC, this 8 week counseling program is designed to bring mommies together in a home environment to learn how to get off the diet band wagon for good.

Utilizing behavior and cognitive modification tools, proven stress reduction techniques and nutrition education, L.E.A.N. Mommy will teach you how to bring the balance back into your whole being, mind body and soul.

Current Fit4Mom members receive a special introductory rate of $125* Non-members rate of $250*
*All prices include educational materials. Non-members price includes 3 Stroller Strides classes per week for the 8 week program.

Any questions? Email blythewyatt@fit4mom.com

For more information contact: Natalia Lucero at natalialucero@strollerstrides.net , visit www.strollerstrides.com or facebook Stroller Strides of Savannah at https://www.facebook.com/StrollerStridesOfSavannah. Stroller Strides of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Kindermusik trial class in February; March Playdate for moms’ groups, Savannah

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

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This week is a great time to plan a free visit to a Kindermusik class in Savannah for you and your little one!

Kindermusik will be starting up all new themes in March – 0’s and 1’s will be exploring “Peas and Carrots” on Mondays at 9:30am, while 2’s and 3’s will be starting “Pet Parade” on Mondays at 10:20am.

So come check out a free trial class in February to see what Kindermusik is all about.

For more info, visit www.88keysga.com , or call 912.988.KEYS (5397).

Also, join Kindermusik for their March Playdate: “A Trip to the Zoo!”, to be held Monday, March 24, from 11:10-11:50am.

Kindermusik Playdates are a wonderful way to plan a one-time outing for your Moms groups, friends, or a perfect time to make NEW friends for you and your little one! All playdate attendees will receive a download card for 10 Kindermusik Songs, an instrument, and a bonus gift at the end of class.

Siblings are FREE for playdates, and classes are geared for ages 0-7! Spaces are limited, so enroll today at www.88keysga.com

Online enrollment is available now at www.88keysga.com  or call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

Stay connected by signing up for Kindermusik’s e-mail list (visit www.88keysga.com  – click on the Kindermusik link)

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com,  912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link, Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Cherished 4D Ultrasound offers discounts to SouthernMamas.com readers at Southern Women’s Show, Savannah

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
See your baby for the first time in amazing 3D & 4D ultrasound technology at new Savannah Cherished 4D ultrasound studio

End the wait & see!

Are you pregnant & planning to attend the Southern Women’s Show (Feb 21-23) at Savannah’s International Trade and Convention Center on Hutchinson Is. ?

If so, be sure to stop by the Cherished 4D Ultrasound Studio booth. Mention you read about Cherished 4D on SouthernMamas.com to receive an additional 10% off of any Ultrasound package. Cherished 4D is already offering $20 coupons at the show and a chance to win a FREE 3D/4D Ultrasound.

Learn more by liking Cherished 4D Ultrasound Studio on Facebook here. 

Cherished 4D Ultrasound Studio, www.Cherished4D.com,  (912)358-2030, 7505 Waters Ave, Unit A-5 Savannah, 31406. On Facebook here Cherished 4D Ultrasound Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.