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FREE Project Kid book launch, art show @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Scribble Project Kid book launch Savannah

EXCITING NEWS: National author and former Parent’s Magazine lifestyle director Amanda Kingloff will visit Scribble Art Studio in Savannah for a book signing/art show May 30th, 5-7pm as she releases her new book “Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun”.

View the Scribble Art Show “Mouse Portraits” and create a masterpiece with Amanda Kingloff! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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

Summer 2014 Deals: Toucan Tuesdays (2 tickets for price of 1) at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Toucan Tuesdays Summer Deal Riverbanks Zoo If you haven’t taken your kids to Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens in Columbia, SC, you need to make plans to visit this educational, fun destination.

Once again this summer, Riverbanks will offer their popular summer BOGO deal called Toucan Tuesdays. You can donate two cans of food & receive a buy-one, get-one admission to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden every Tuesday this summer beginning June 3.

The cans are donated to Harvest Hope Food bank. Last summer, Toucan Tuesdays generated a single summer high of more than 6,300 pounds of food to feed struggling families in the Midlands. Donations have topped 17,200 pounds since the promotion began in 2009 or the equivalent of 14,343 meals.

Guests donating on a Toucan Tuesday will also receive hot savings for keeping cool while visiting the park: $2 16oz. ICEE’s, $2 16oz. fountain drinks and a 2-for-$20 special on misting fans sold at various locations throughout the Zoo.

Donation bins will be located at both the Zoo and Garden entrances. The promotion ends on August 26. The offer applies to general admission rates only (purchase one admission and get the second for equal or lesser value free; Explorer wristbands and memberships are not included). For more information, visit www.riverbanks.org.

When visiting Riverbanks, be sure to also check out EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, S.C.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210. The Botanical Garden entrance is located at 1300 Botanical Parkway, West Columbia, SC 29169. The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas day. 803.779.8717, www.riverbanks.org

Voice your opinion about proposed changes to Savannah-Chatham public school bell times for 2014-15

Monday, May 19th, 2014

bell times imageConcerned that the Savannah-Chatham school board may vote June 4 to change bell times for public schools to an earlier start & dismissal for the 2014-15 school year?

Then take a moment to view this online petition regarding bell start times and sign if you feel it supports your opinion and the success of our students. View the petition here.

Read more about the bell-times issue here.

Win a FREE children’s party at The Puppet People Studio, Savannah

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Puppet People Savannah Children's BirthdaysWin a FREE Children’s Party at the Puppet People Studio!

Wouldn’t it be great to bring your child to the Land of Let’s Pretend for their next celebration? Wouldn’t it be even better to do so FOR FREE? We think so!

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People will like to make that special day a reality by offering you the opportunity to win a FREE children’s party – which is a $500 value.

SPECIAL NOTE: There is one catch, if you win you must be willing to submit a picture of yourself with the child that will be receiving the FREE party so Puppet People can share the good news through Social Media and allow Puppet People to take pictures of the special day. If Puppet People don’t receive the picture, then they’ll need to select another child.

Click here for the 5 ways to enter for a chances to win.

Summer Camps for ages 3-10 @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Sandbox Museum Summer Camps 2014 Hilton Head Is.

Planning an easy getaway to Hilton Head Is. this summer? Be sure to check out all that The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. has to offer – including summer camps for ages 3-10.

2014 Summer Camp Information at the Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

(please call 843-842-7645 to reserve your spot)
Dates
July 1 -July 31, 2014
Description
Children will enjoy supervised play time in the Museum, fun activities s theme,educational activities that
stimulate their senses during the summer, messy fun outside as well air conditioned play inside. (In the event of rain, extended pre-planned activities/crafts will take place inside)

Summer Camps
Weekly and Daily Pricing

Weekly 8:30-11:30am/Monday-Friday
Member $125
Non Member $160

Week of July 1st (no camp on July 4th) and July 23rd
(no camp on July 23rd, “Christmas in July event)
Member $100
Non Member $128
Daily 8:30-11:30am
Member $30
Non Member $40

Camp Details
• Ages 3-10
• Morning Camp is 8:30am-11:30am
• Held Monday-Friday with the exception of the week of
July 4th and July 23rd (no camp July 4th (Friday) or July 23rd (Wednesday) due to “Christmas in July” special event)
• Children will be supervised according to a 1:5 ratio of Coordinator to children
• Everyone goes home with at least one completed project/craft

Camp Guidelines
• The Sandbox will provide a mid morning snack
• All children attending camp must be potty trained and demonstrate full independence in the bathroom
• Registration and full payment required to hold your camp spot
• Cancellations made outside of 48 hours will receive full refund less
$5 processing fee, within 48 hours will receive refund less 25%

HOURS & REGULAR ADMISSIONS TO THE SANDBOX

Tues-Sat: 10-5 September thru March, May
Mon-Sat.: 10-5 April, June thru August
Sunday: Closed.

OPEN MONDAY, MAY 26, MEMORIAL DAY, 10-5

Membership Unlimited Family Pass Membership: $75 year
A great saving if your family visits the museum 3+ times a year.
Grandparents Membership: $75 year
Applies to all grandchildren.

Day Rates: Adults: $6.00
Seniors (65+): $5.00
Active Military: $5.00
Groups of 10 plus*: $5.00
Children (1+): $6.00
(0-12 Months): Free
Members: Free
* Must be one payment for groups. Special discounted rates cannot combined with other discounts. Come Play at The Sandbox and browse our little gift shop and snack bar.

Details here.

Stay connected by liking The Sandbox on Facebook here.

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org, 18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 email:crinehart@thesandbox.org The Sandbox is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Kindermusik classes on Memorial Day 2014, Savannah

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

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Attention families of children ages 3 and under:  Do you have a day off on the Monday, the 26th of May?

Start your day by coming for a free visit with your child to Kindermusik with 88 KEYS PIANO!

All new families are welcome to a free trial class- 0’s and 1’s meet at 9:30am and 2’s and 3’s meet at 10:20am.

Come experience Kindermusik….where a good beginning never ends. Call 88 KEYS PIANO for more info at 912.988.KEYS or visit www.88keysga.com.

FREE CLASSES FOR CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

88 KEYS PIANO is offering a FREE SCHOLARSHIP for the month of June to attend Kindermusik classes. May 30 is the deadline to apply.

One winner will be selected for this scholarship for a child with special needs, which includes TOTALLY free tuition and materials for June’s classes. If you have or know a child with special needs that you think would benefit from Kindermusik classes, please email music@88keysga.com and ask for a scholarship application. Deadline: Friday, May 30. Child must be ages 0-3 and must be able to attend classes on Mondays beginning June 9. Any special needs will be considered (learning, hearing, physical disability, etc.).

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

Parent Junior Golf Tournament @ The Club at Savannah Harbor, July 12

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Parent Junior Golf Tournament July Savannah

You’re invited to take part in the Parent Junior Golf Tournament @ The Club at Savannah Harbor , 8 AM Sat. July 12. This event is open to the public. To sign up, contact 912.201.2240 or email paul.killgallon@westin.com

Stay connected & informed about the club’s family-friendly events by liking The Club at Savannah Harbor on Facebook here.

FREE golf during July 2014

The Club at Savannah Harbor offers FREE 30-minute golf clinics for families during July 2014, which is family golf month. Details here. 

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, email Golf.savannah@westin.com https://www.facebook.com/TheClubAtSavannahHarbor, www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com   The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Hilton Head kids' activities

When visiting Hilton Head Is., be sure to check out The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Located just off Pope Avenue on the south end of the Island, this interactive museum provides a unique place for educational play between children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers.

Little ones from infant to age 8 will be captivated by the fun filled play centers and engaging activities.

Details here.

Bring your kids to The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is., a museum that  offers quality educational and family-oriented play centers and programs. The Sandbox provides a stimulating, progressive setting for children and their caregivers to play and learn together.

Regular weekly event: Imagination Hour. Enjoy  an hour of fun story time every Thursday followed by a craft project. Program is included with cost of admission to museum. First-come, first-serve, so sign up when checking in at front desk. 10:30am-11:30am. More info by clicking here. 

Admission rates & deals

Day Rates: Adults: $6; Seniors (65+): $5; Active Military: $5; Groups of 10 plus*: $5; Children (1+): $6
(0-12 Months): Free; Members: Free

Saturday Stimulus for Locals: Locals can come play on Saturdays at The Sandbox for only $5 per person (under 1 free). A driver’s license with a “299” zip code must be presented when registering.

Membership benefits: $75 Membership Includes: 20% discount on birthday parties. Discounts on Parent’s Night Out, and our signature events. Refer a member and receive a $10 gift certificate at The Sandbox gift shop.

Stay connected by liking The Sandbox on Facebook here.

HOURS & ADMISSION TO THE SANDBOX

Tues-Sat: 10-5 September thru March, May
Mon-Sat.: 10-5 April, June thru August
Sunday: Closed (Open on Sundays during July 2014)

Stay connected by liking The Sandbox on Facebook here.

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org, 18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 email:crinehart@thesandbox.org The Sandbox is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Storm Soccer Academy tryouts coming soon, May/June, Savannah & Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Interested in joining STORM Soccer Academy in Savannah or Hilton Head Is.? Please contact specific director below for information regarding tryouts. All tryout details are located below.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Storm Soccer Academy after confirmation from Program Director.

•Evan Parker – Savannah Area Based Players
EvanParker@StormSoccerAcademy.com
•Dan Waymont – Hilton Head Area Based Players
DanWaymont@StormSoccerAcademy.com

Savannah Based Teams Academy

Storm Soccer Academy tryouts Savannah

Storm Soccer tryouts Savannah 2014

Storm soccer tryouts Hilton Head

If you are trying out for a SAVANNAH BASED TEAM you must attend those Savannah tryouts at Brooks Complex.
If you are trying out for a HILTON HEAD BASED TEAM you must attend those HH tryouts at Barker Field.
*Storm coaches highly encourage rising 03’s (U11 Fall 2014) to tryout for the most competitive Savannah based team.
*Starting at U11 Storm’s Savannah based teams are comprised of players from the Savannah, Richmond Hill, Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Statesboro areas competing at the highest level possible.
*Hilton Head based teams train in Hilton Head and are comprised mostly of local HH players that don’t travel to Savannah for training and play in the South Carolina State League.
At U8 & U9 & U10, Storm encourages families to play locally.

Storm Academy & Sweet Feet Academy, http://stormsocceracademy.com/, email bradnein@stormsocceracademy.com, (912) 257-3989, On Facebook here.  Storm Academy & Sweet Feet Academy are SouthernMamas.com advertisers

Bug Fest 2014 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Memorial Day Wknd (May 24-26)

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Bug Fest 2014 Savannah Bug Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum!

Come out and meet native insects and other animals and learn about their importance in our ecosystem. Fun engaging activities for families include bug goggles, a pollination game and more!

Highlights include:
Burton 4-H Center will bring some wonderful native animals from 2pm-4pm on May 26th
Scribble Art Studio will join Bug Fest 2014 on May 25th from noon-2pm. Come make some fantastically ‘Buggy’ creations.
Raffle to win a $200 Savannah Bee Co. gift basket

Where: Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, GA. 31401

When: May 24th 10 AM-4 PM, May 25th 11 AM-4 PM, May 26th 10 AM-4 PM

Pricing: Regular admission pricing applies

Event details here.

Coming soon to Savannah Children’s Museum

Summer Hours begin June 1 through Aug. 30 2014: Savannah Children’s Museum’s Summer Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Saturday: 9am-2pm

Savannah Children’s Museum’s 2nd Birthday Bash is June 7. Details coming soon here.

Summer Camps begin June 16. Info on Savannah Children’s Museum’s summer camps here

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah 31401, tel: (912) 651-4292 email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org  www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Savannah Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Date Night: Band Against Cancer Concert Bash, May 31, Savannah

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Band Against Cancer Savannah Nick Rintye

Help Savannah father & husband Nick Rintye raise money and awareness for the fight against blood cancers @ Band Against Cancer Concert Bash, 4-9 PM May 31 @ Knights of Columbus, 700 Christopher Drive behind Wangs restaurant on Waters Avenue.

All proceeds benefit the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society through the Man of the Year campaign.

Nick Rintye, who is putting on this event, is a Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor. He was only 37 when diagnosed. LLS helped the Rintye family when Nick was sick so he is trying to pay it forward. The Rintye family is living proof that the money raised in our community stays in our community.

The bands, location and other vendors are all volunteering/donating their time and resources for this event so it’s another example of our community coming together for such a great cause. More info here.

Coming Soon: Live performance of ‘Shrek the Musical’, Savannah

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Shrek the musical savannah

Coming May 30-June 15
Shrek the Musical
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are on sale now. Details here.

Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E. Victory Dr. Savannah, 31404 (912) 238-9015, www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Deal on The Great Escape 5K Race, Bloomingdale

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Saved by the Deal savings on The Great Escape 5K Savannah Check out the Saved by the Deal savings on The Great Escape 5K obstacle race happening June 7 2014: only 3 days and 85 vouchers left to save 50% on the Great Escape.

Save Money, Give Back with www.Savedbythedeal.org and www.savannahraces.com.

Click here for the deal details.

The Great Escape 2014
June 7th 2014
This is a 3 mile race with 15 obstacles, and multiple chase zones within the course. There is no timing, just escape. The first wave of prisoners will escape at 8:30pm. Location: Big Nasty ATV Park Bloomingdale GA

Pop Goes the Sandbox, Fourth of July celebration, Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Hilton Head Children's activities eventsCelebrate Fourth of July with Pop Goes The Sandbox! at the Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Friday, July 4th
10:00am-5:00pm
Fun games and activities, decorate (and eat!) cookies, fun arts & crafts,

Members: FREE with your current membership
Adults and Children $6, Children up to 12 months Free!
(Seniors, Active Military $5)

Details here.

Stay connected by liking The Sandbox on Facebook here.

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org, 18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 email:crinehart@thesandbox.org The Sandbox is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Hourly giveaways, facepainting, Lego workshop @ Uncle Maddio’s Birthday Bash (May 17)

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Uncle Maddio's BD bash Savannah

You’re invited to Uncle Maddio’s 1 year birthday party in Savannah this Sat. May 17, featuring kids’ activities, hourly giveaways & a chance to win FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR.

From noon-4 PM, Uncle Maddio’s will have have fun activities for the kids – face painting from 12-2 PM, a Snapology Lego Work shop from 2-4 PM; exotic birds (Which will be outside of course!) and free cake and ice-cream! There will also be a give away for Gigi’s cupcakes.

Sam Adams Brewing company is doing a TAP TAKE OVER, which means Uncle Maddio’s will have Curious Traveler Summer Shandy, Angry Orchard Apple Cider & Sam Adams Summer Ale on tap.

Amy Taylor and Matt Pippen will perform Saturday night.

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  

SAVE BIG ON DISNEY – Free Dining Is Here

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Disney Free Dining 2014The FREE DINING promotion at Walt Disney World is back for select dates this fall and winter. If you’ve been considering a Disney vacation, this promotion is one of the best ways to save!

For 2014, the available dates are August 31st – October 3rd, October 26th – November 1st, November 9th – November 20th, and December 12th – December 23rd. Free dining is being offered to guests for their entire length of stay as long as your arrival date is within the promotion dates!

FREE Dining Plans are available at select Walt Disney World Resorts and require a minimum 3-night stay with 2-day base tickets. Guests staying in a Value Resort will receive the Quick-Service Dining Plan and guests in Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villa Resorts receive the Disney Dining Plan. You can even upgrade your dining plan by paying the cost difference between your complimentary plan and the plan you want. This is a very popular time for my clients to try out the Deluxe Dining Plan!

Availability is extremely limited, and dining reservations are already open for most of these dates, so let’s get your FREE DINING vacation package secured now! Contact Two Sisters Travel now for your no-obligation vacation quote or details. And remember, Two Sisters’ travel planning services are 100% FREE!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
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Tara McCoy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser