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You’re invited: Open House at St. James Catholic School, Savannah (March 13)

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Savannah Private Schools St James March 2014 Open House You’re invited to an Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  5:30 PM Thursday March 13.

Come see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer! Stay connected & informed about St. James Catholic School by liking them on Facebook here.

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Open House 5:30 PM Thursday March 13

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

Attention parents of children with special needs: Kindermusik in Savannah offering a free month of classes to one child with special needs

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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New themes for Savannah Kindermusik with 88 KEYS PIANO begin in March – it’s a great time to start up classes with your little one.

0’s and 1’s will be starting “Peas and Carrots” Mondays at 9:30am and 2’s and 3’s will be starting “Pet Parade” Mondays at 10:20am. Everyone is welcome to a free trial class! Register online today at www.88keysga.com (then click on the Kindermusik link).

Attention parents of children with special needs: 88 KEYS PIANO will be sponsoring a FULL SCHOLARSHIP for the month of March to one child with special needs – that includes one COMPLETELY free month of Kindermusik classes.

If you have a child ages with special needs 0-3 with any type of learning, hearing or other impairment or delay, and you think they would benefit from a free month of Kindermusik classes, please email 88 KEYS PIANO ASAP at music@88keysga.com  to receive the Scholarship application form. One winner will be notified by email on Saturday, March 1. All classes to be held on Monday mornings and winner must redeem scholarship prize in March.

Remember: One-time Kindermusik March Playdate: “A Trip to the Kindermusik Zoo” will be  11 AM Monday, March 24. This class is open to ages 0-7, and the cost is $15 per family. All participants will receive an instrument, a download card for 10 Kindermusik songs, and a special BONUS GIFT at the end of class. Register online today at www.88keysga.com . Class space is limited.

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 

High Cotton Kids Consignment Show this week, Feb. 27-March 1, Savannah

Monday, February 24th, 2014

High Cotton Kids Spring 2014 consignment saleHigh Cotton Kids Consignment Show this week, February 27-March 1 at 706 Mall Blvd., Savannah

High Cotton Kids is Savannah’s biggest upscale resale shopping event and THE place to find high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12, bedding, furniture, toys, baby equipment, maternity clothing and more at a fraction of the retail price. New merchandise will also be available from several local retailers.

There will be 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.

Come to High Cotton Kids’ Shop for a Cause Presale this Thursday, February 27 from 5-6 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.

High Cotton Kids Spring and Summer 2014 Show Hours 706 Mall Boulevard (formerly Seeds of Faith Bookstore), Savannah

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 – 3:00 PM Open to the Public

Saturday, March 1

9:00 am – 1:00pm Open to the Public (Select items will be 40% OFF)

Greening of the Fountain 2014, Savannah

Monday, February 24th, 2014

St. Patrick's Day kids' events in SavannahBring the kids to the annual FREE Greening of the Fountain @ noon Friday March 7, 2014 at the fountain in Forsyth Park to kick off the St. Patrick’s festivities in Savannah.

Enjoy this Savannah tradition, as the city gets ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES INCLUDING THE TYBEE IRISH PARADE & TARA FEIS FAMILY FESTIVAL, CLICK HERE.

Registration is open to consign your child’s gently-used items @ Little Lambs Spring 2014 Consignment Sale, Savannah

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Spring children's consignment sale Savannah Little LambsRegistration is now open until March 21 to sell your children’s gently-used items at the Little Lambs Spring 2014 Consignment Sale in Savannah.

Little Lambs Spring Consignment Sale is a great place to sell your gently-used Spring/Summer clothing or children’s furniture or toys or books.

The dates of this year’s Spring sale are March 28th and March 29th.  Little Lambs sale benefits First Presbyterian Preschool on Washington Avenue in Savannah’s Ardsley Park.

If you would like more information about shopping, selling or volunteering at the sale, please click here to learn more.

NOTE: Little Lambs is limiting this year’s Spring Sale to 70 consigners. So be sure to register now.

Little Lambs organizers are looking forward to another great sale this spring and are excited to see our returning sellers and shoppers!

Stay connected by ‘liking” Little Lambs on Facebook by clicking here!

Sale location
First Presbyterian Church
520 Washington Avenue Savannah, GA

Sale dates
Sale opens to the public Friday, March 28, 9 AM-2 PM and 5:30-7:30 PM
Saturday, March 29, 9AM-Noon (Many items 50% off)

Sign up to Volunteer at Little Lambs Here!

Little Lambs Spring 2014 Consignment Sale, First Presbyterian Preschool, 520 Washington Ave., Savannah, http://fpcschool.com/little-lambs/ On Facebook here.

Mobile GameTruck offers video game theater for Summer Camps; Post-Graduation/Prom Parties; Children’s Birthdays, Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Gametruck children's birthday parties SavannahGametruck makes a great addition to Summer Camps

GameTruck Hilton Head  – which serves Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is. & the surrounding area   – offers is a great addition to summer camp and daycare events. Whether you’re looking for ideas to promote teamwork and sharing, or to treat your group to some video games, GameTruck has an answer for every occasion. For more information please visit us online at: www.gametruckparty.com. Call today to inquire about mid-week rates: 888-602-4263!

Gametruck at High School graduation & post-prom parties

Are you looking for an activity for an After-Prom or Graduation party? GameTruck is great for gamers of all ages, and can be a great way to celebrate a job well done. Spots for spring activities fill up fast, so book as soon as possible

DEAL: Mention you read about GameTruck Hilton Head Island on SouthernMamas.com & receive 10% off! The party VIP will also receive a free Skylanders Swapforce figure – just for mentioning SouthernMamas.com!

GameTruck’s Original Mobile Video Game Theater™ features five flat screen TVs (yes, five!), dozens of video games, the latest consoles, climate control, two vendor doors – perfect for children’s birthday parties.

This video-game paradise on wheels is staffed by experienced GameCoaches. Talk about posh & fun. Just what your little gamers would love.

GameTruck Hilton Head is locally owned & operated.

Book Now: GameTruck brings the excitement right to your door 888-602-GAME (4263) 843-619-7FUN (7386)

Gametruck Hilton Head, (843) 619-7386, email jason.stockwell@gametruckparty.com , www.gametruckparty.com/HiltonHead On Facebook here.

FREE Cloth Diapering 101 Class @ Wilmington Is. , March 8

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Cloth Diaper class Savannah

About Life is Full of Blessings

Inside the Life is Full of Blessings store on Wilmington Island, you’ll find everything from new to gently-loved clothing, school uniforms, new brands of cloth diapers and children’s furnishings, even boutique hair bows. You name it and you will see it in this store!

Life if Full of Blessings has a variety of items coming in and going out on a daily basis, so it is always exciting as a customer to see what new items have come in.

They offer three forms for consignor reimbursement: Cash, store credit or consignment. Designed to make resale easy for moms, this boutique accepts items of any season any time. Learn more by liking Life is Full of Blessings on Facebook here.

Life is Full of Blessings children’s consignment boutique, 212 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah, 31410 tel. (912) 247-2624, https://www.facebook.com/Savannahsfavoritekidstore Life is Full of Blessings is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Video clips of eagles hatching at Berry College, Rome, Ga.

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Berry College Eagles cameras in Rome Ga. have been monitoring an eagle nest.

This past weekend Feb. 22 & 23 2014, the eggs began to hatch! Check out these video clips of an egg hatching & one of the mommy eagle interacting with her eaglet. (Please subscribe to our new SouthernMamas.com YouTube page here.)

Best Playgrounds in Greater Savannah Area including Pooler, Richmond Hill, Beaufort, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Newly renovated Lake Mayer playground three new climbing structures complete with climbing walls, tunnels; plus new swing sets, new baby swing sets, new mulch, new swivel seat, new twirling toy & oh-so-modern sleek see-saw!

Now that Spring is almost, spend the day “playground hopping,” visiting some of our top picks for playgrounds in the Greater Savannah, Ga. area & Hilton Head Is./Beaufort, S.C. area or just picking one and spending the day there.

Here are our picks for the best playgrounds in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Beaufort, S.C. To see our ENTIRE list of playgrounds (the best & the so-so), click here.

Forsyth Park
Two playgrounds with restrooms, café, spray pool, paved sidewalk for walking, biking. Pack a lunch (or eat at the café) & spend the day in this landmark, historic park. Check out the gated fragrant garden for the blind if it’s unlocked, the park fountains. Kids can dance to their heart’s content on the bandshell’s canopied stage. Toddler playground at Forsyth Park (next to the Visitors’ Center cafe) includes a rocking toucan
700 Drayton Street, Savannah 31401

Mother Mathilda Beasley Park:
Two playgrounds with new equipment, large grass-covered field, a baseball field, multi-purpose trail and dog park, picnic tables. Drawbacks include lack of shade & the beautiful new pavilion with restrooms is often locked & inaccessible.
500 E. Broad Street Savannah, 31401

Hull Park 
Playground, sheltered picnic area, spray pool, baseball field. A great, popular neighborhood playground with a merry-go-round perfect for playdates. Drawback: no restrooms and not a lot of shade.
55th St./Atlantic Avenue, Savannah 31405

Lake Mayer
Playground includes three climbing structures complete with climbing walls, tunnels; swing sets, baby swing sets, swivel seat, twirling toy, see-saw, mulch; picnic tables, two pavilions available for rent, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, 1.5 jogging/bike paved trail with fitness course, lake, boat ramps, restrooms, baseball field, lighted hockey rink, dog exercise area.
1850 E. Montgomery Crossroads Savannah, 31406

Memorial Park Playground, behind Tybee Is. Library, Tybee Is.
Fenced playground, bath rooms, covered picnic area, faux pirate ship, see-saw whale rocker, climbing wall, swings.
405 Butler Ave., Tybee Island 31328

J.F. Gregory, Richmond Hill
Fenced playground, picnic tables, restrooms, covered pavilions available for rent, 335 acre multi-use recreational area with a lake, walking trail, birding tower, and two restored Henry Ford era homes.
521 Cedar St, Richmond Hill, 31324

Tom Triplett Park, Pooler
Playground, two Pavilions available for rent, conference room available for rent, tennis courts, lake, 1.5 jogging/bike paved track with fitness course, restrooms, dog exercise, disc golf course
Tom Triplett Rd Pooler, 31322

West Chatham YMCA playground
Chatham County’s first play facility compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and features a music station, a tractor, a climbing wall and therapeutic swings for special-needs kids.
off Pooler Parkway between the YMCA and Pooler’s new municipal recreation complex

best playgrounds in Savannah, BeaufortHilton Head Is/Beaufort, S.C.

Gregg Russell Playground in Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
The Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town is one of the top playgrounds in our area.
Fenced, somewhat shaded playground that includes a treehouse; swings; numerous slides; lots of climbing bars, jungle gym bars, monkey bars. Just outside the fenced-playground is a water fountain; picnic tables; bathrooms; and plenty of spots for lunch, drinks or coffee and of course, the famous Harbour Town lighthouse which is open to climb for a fee plus $5 Sea Pines gate fee.
Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Playground, Beaufort, S.C.
Playground with hardwood mulch, restrooms a stage for performances, a pavilion for displays and a grassed amphitheater for picnicking, frisbee or simple relaxing. Kids can watch fishermen showing their skills on the dock in front of the playground
1010 Bay Street, Beaufort, S.C. 29902

Pigeon Point Park playground, Beaufort, S.C.
Age appropriate playground equipment that includes merry-go-around, restrooms, picnic tables, water fountains, age appropriate playground equipment, large oak trees that provide shade
Pigeon Point Road Beaufort, SC 29902

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

For readers 5 & older: FREE reading to therapy dogs @ Live Oak Public Library branches

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Reading program for kids; dog days Savannah

Dog days

Got a shy beginner reader?

In this popular library program, children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with the most patient of listeners: therapy dogs. For readers ages 5 and up. (Note: Some of the dogs at this special library program are “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” from Therapy Dogs International.)

Rincon Library, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m., 826-2222
Southwest Chatham Library, Saturday, Oct. 11, 12 p.m., 925-8305
Oglethorpe Mall Library, Saturday, Oct. 18, 12 p.m., 925-5432
Pooler Library, Monday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m., 748-0471
Southwest Chatham Library, Saturday, Oct. 25, 12 p.m., 925-8305
Bull Street Library, Monday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., 652-3630

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

 

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