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Labor Day weekend programs @ Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Take part in the kid-friendly LABOR DAY PROGRAMMING at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah Aug. 30-31, 2014.

Celebrate Labor Day at Old Fort Jackson. Experience the lives of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Special children’s activities included.

WHERE:Old Fort Jackson
WHEN: August 30-31, 2014

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404

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

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Join Moms in Training in Savannah: Get in shape. Meet other moms. Help fight cancer

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Moms in Training group Savannah Pooler Richmond Hill

Here’s a great way to get in shape, meet other moms & help fight cancer.

Take part in Moms in Training in Savannah.

Moms In Training includes weekly Saturday morning training sessions (8-9 am at Daffin Park), a training shirt and entry into the Rock n Roll Savannah Half Marathon Relay on Nov. 8 2014.

Next session begins August 16 2014.

To register: www.teamintraining.org/ga
More Info: Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org or 912-436-3273

What is Moms In Training?
Moms In Training is a flexible, 12-week training program for Savannah area moms to get in shape, meet other moms and help fight blood cancers. Trainings take place for one hour on the weekends with other social event opportunities during the week. The program culminates with optional participation in the Rock n Roll Savannah Half Marathon Relay on November 8th 2014.

Check out the Moms in Training Facebook event page by clicking here. 

Even though it’s called Moms in Training, dads are welcome to join, too. You don’t necessarily need to be a mom to take part. If someone is interested in training for the half marathon relay and has lots of patience with kiddos, they are welcome to join the program too.

Moms in Training Savannah group Why Join?
Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and adolescents less than 20 years old. In 1964, the chance of surviving Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood leukemia, was 3%. Thanks to treatments advanced by LLS, children 15 years old and younger who are fighting ALL today have a 92% chance for survival.

LLS and Moms In Training participants are saving lives, and all moms are invited to join the fight for a cure.

Can I bring my child to trainings?
Yes! As long as your baby is able to remain in the stroller, you are welcome to bring him or her to trainings. The workouts allow you to exercise with a stroller, but it is not necessary. Some moms prefer to use the hour as “me” time! Keep in mind, strollers will not be allowed on the race course at the Rock n Roll Savannah Half Marathon Relay.

What do trainings consist of?
Trainings will consist of running, walking, cross training and stretching.

I’m not an athlete! Can I really do this?
Yes! Moms of all levels join the program. You will receive incredible coach support as well as a training calendar that you can follow on your own. The program is extremely flexible, and you are supported 100% of the way.

How much do I fundraise to participate?
Moms commit to raising $500 to help fight blood cancers. There is a $50 registration fee to join which is credited toward your fundraising goal. Upon registering, you will receive your own fundraising website as well as fundraising support from LLS staff. The average mom raises $1,500!

I know someone personally affected by cancer. Can I train in honor or memory of them?
Absolutely. Moms in Training encourages you to honor someone you know who has been affected by ANY type of cancer.

How do I sign up?
1. Visit www.teamintraining.org/ga/firsttimehere/signup
2. Click “Sign Up as an Individual.”
3. Enter your zip code.
4. Scroll over and select “Moms In Training” as your event.
5. Complete the registration and you’re ready to save lives!

Questions? Contact Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org or 912-436-3273

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SAVE THE DATE: Little Lambs 2014 Fall Consignment Sale, Oct. 17-18 2014, Savannah

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

children's consignment sales Savannah Little Lambs Sale 2014The Little Lambs Fall Consignment sale in Savannah’s Ardsley Park neighborhood is a great place to sell your gently used Fall/Winter clothing or children’s furniture or toys or books.

The dates for the Fall 2014 Sale are October 17 & October 18.

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

Registration will open soon!

Items you can sell at Little Lambs include children’s clothing newborn to size 14, maternity clothing, books, DVDs, CDs, nursery items, bedding, furniture, toys and much more.

NOTE: Little Lambs is limiting the number of consignors this year. So be sure to register early!

Looking forward to another great sale this fall and excited to see returning sellers and shoppers.

Sale Hours

Thurs., Oct. 16: Preview Sale for volunteers and sellers only
(Volunteers shop 4:30-7:30, Sellers shop 5:30-7:30)
Sale opens to the public Fri. Oct. 17, 9:00-1:00 and 5:00-7:00 and Sat. Oct. 18, 9:00-12:00

Little Lambs Consignment Sale benefits First Presbyterian Preschool.

More info here. 

Little Lambs Consignment Sale, 520 Washington Ave., Savannah, Ga. 31405, tel.(912) 351-0609 email LittleLambsFPP@gmail.com , http://fpcschool.com/little-lambs/ 

Giveaway: a backpack full of school supplies from Childcare Network, Savannah

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Childcare Wilmington Island Savannah Daycare Pre-KChildcare Network  is having a Back to School Giveaway!

August is here and summer is ending, which means children everywhere are getting ready to go back to school. It’s time to get into the school spirit. Childcare Network is adding to the excitement with their Childcare Network Well Wishes Back to School Giveaway!

Your family could win a backpack “chalk”-full of school supplies with everything your child will need and more to start the school year off right. Giveaway ends on August 6th 2013. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday August 7th.

Here’s How to Enter:

1. Follow Childcare Network Facebook Page by clicking here.
2. Leave a WISH for your child this school year as a comment on Childcare Network’s Facebook Page!

“My wish for you this year is…”

See more at details by clicking here.

Open House at Childcare Network on Wilmington Is. 

Childcare Network on Johnny Mercer Drive on Wilmington Is. in Savannah has openings for their GA Free Pre-K Program for this upcoming school year 2014-15.! If you or someone you know has a child that turns 4 before September 1st, you are eligible to enroll.

Learn more the free Pre-K program as well as Childcare Network’s programs for younger children, too, at a Preschool Open House, Aug. 3, 2-4 PM.

Call today to find out about this state funded Free Pre-K Program. 706-862-1495. More details by clicking here.

Childcare Network, 350 Johnny Mercer Drive, Savannah 31410, 912-897-3888, Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah adds summer camp for Aug. 4-8

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

discount on Pooler art summer camps Scribble Art Studio  What happens when you have to go back to work but your kids are still out for the summer? Rejoice. Scribble Art Studio to the rescue.

In response to requests – mostly from teachers who start back to school before the kids go back – Scribble has added another 10am-1pm camp in Savannah next week (Aug. 4-8). Single day or partial week attendance is still fine.

Registration details here. 

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 emailinfo@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

School uniforms @ Once Upon A Child, Savannah

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Georgia tax free weekend school uniforms Once Upon A Child Savannah

Once Upon A Child Savannah has school uniforms and they are also BUYING more everyday from their customers.

Remember: Once Upon A Child Savannah has moved.

Their new address is: 1100 Eisenhower Drive Savannah GA 31406. (intersection of Waters Ave & Eisenhower Drive – next to Eisenhower Cinema)

Once Upon A Child Savannah, 1100 Eisenhower Drive Eisenhower Square, Savannah, 31406 tel: 912-351-0555
http://www.onceuponachildsavannah.com/  Once Upon A Child Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE admission to SC kindergartners Aug. 15 @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Free admission for rising kindergartners Sandbox Children's MuseumThe Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. presents the second annual Countdown to Kindergarten. This is a celebration for rising kindergartners and their families.

FREE ADMISSION FOR RISING SOUTH CAROLINA KINDERGARTENERS!

August 15, 2014, 5p-8p. Countdown to Kindergarten provides parents with an opportunity to connect with representatives from school districts, state agencies and community to learn about available educational, health and community resources. Let the countdown begin!

About The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum

The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through educational play in an atmosphere that fosters family and community. Established in 2005, and located on the south end of Hilton Head Island, The Sandbox is the only non-profit play and learning center of its kind in the Low Country featuring region-related exhibits, crafts and programming specifically designed to stimulate curiosity, evoke creativity and motivate learning in children ages eight and under. For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645.

For more information, call The Sandbox at 843-842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org

 

Savannah childcare & free pre-K: Open House at Childcare Network, Wilmington Is.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Open House at Childcare Network Wilmington Island Savannah

 

Childcare Network on Johnny Mercer Drive on Wilmington Is. in Savannah has openings for their GA Free Pre-K Program for this upcoming school year 2014-15.! If you or someone you know has a child that turns 4 before September 1st, you are eligible to enroll.

Learn more the free Pre-K program as well as Childcare Network’s programs for younger children, too, at a Preschool Open House, Aug. 3, 2-4 PM.

Call today to find out about this state funded Free Pre-K Program. 706-862-1495. More details by clicking here.

Childcare Network, 350 Johnny Mercer Drive, Savannah 31410, 912-897-3888, Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Sandals Resorts Caribbean Night coming to Savannah

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Sandals Resort Night in Savannah Need an escape to a tropical paradise? Maybe an anniversary getaway?

The gals from Two Sisters Travel will host a FREE Sandals Resorts Caribbean Night event in Savannah on Thursday, August 14th 7pm at Wingate by Wyndham Savannah South (just off I-95, exit 94). 

Make it a date night, and join Two Sisters Travel for complimentary beer, wine, & appetizers, while a representative from Sandals Resorts shares tons of Caribbean destination inspiration & info that you won’t find anywhere online. Not to mention exclusive deals just for attending, including up to $1,000 air credits, up to 65% off rooms, & a $250 spa credit offer. 

Sandals Resorts are adults-only, luxury all-inclusive resorts and perfect for a romantic getaway without the kiddos. You’ll enjoy exotic rooms with private pools, butler service, and captivating views.

If you’d prefer to take the kids along, Sandals offers Beaches Resorts. These are luxury all-inclusive resorts that were designed with families in mind, featuring large rooms, waterparks, and children’s programming including nanny services. Beaches also is home to your kid’s favorite Sesame Street characters!

The event is always a lot of fun and it’s limited to just 20 couples, so register now here or call 843-284-3241. If you’re unable to attend in-person, but still want to take advantage of the deals you can register for the virtual event. 

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel 

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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FREE Sand Gnats tickets 8/2 with donated food, Savannah

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

free sand gnats tickets

Free Sand Gnats tickets this Sat. Aug. 2 from St. Joseph’s/Candler

Just bring a non-perishable food item to the game and receive a free ticket.

WHAT: St. Joseph’s/Candler Community Night to benefit St. Mary’s Community Center. Everyone is invited.
WHEN: Aug. 2, 6:05 p.m. Food drop off and ticket pick up will begin at Grayson Stadium at 5:00 p.m., 1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah 31404
WHY: The non-perishable food items will benefit the St. Mary’s Community Center.

THE DETAILS: St. Mary’s Community Center serves the westside of Savannah from its base in the historic Cuyler-Brownville neighborhood. St. Mary’s Community Center is a community outreach initiative of St. Joseph’s/Candler and a living demonstration of its mission. The center helps residents through education, job training and children’s services.

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

Coach Val’s Tumblegym’s now registering for Fall 2014 kids’ classes, Wilmington Is.

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Kids' tumble gyms in Savannah Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is now registering for Fall 2014 classes beginning August 4th. Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive $10 off registration fee.

Classes available:

Wiggle Worms: 30min classes ages walking – 2yrs This “Parent and Me class” is designed to incorporate the earliest aspects of physical fitness, enhance fine and gross motor skills, body awareness, and muscle coordination while promoting physical, mental and social development. Music, basic gymnastics movements, and games create a fun and healthy atmosphere for you and your child.

Grasshoppers: 45 min classes ages 2-3yrs This toddler class is open to children who enjoy having parents close by and are ready to learn to follow instructions from another adult. We ask parent/guardian to assist until their child is ready to participate on their own. This class continues to enhance your child’s fine and gross motor skills, social skills, strength and coordination through the activities and obstacle courses that emphasize eye-hand coordination, climbing, hanging, jumping, running, and rolling in a fun and safe environment.

Bumble Bees : 60 min classes ages 3-4yrs This class continues to enhance and challenge your child’s physical, social and cognitive development. Basic tumbling and gymnastics skills, ball handling skills and preschool concepts are taught. Group activities, teamwork, and fun theme-based curriculum keep your child engaged and excited to participate.

Fire flies: 60 min/week ages 4-6yrs This class is designed for children in Pre-K through Kindergarten. Concepts and themes are designed to introduce and reinforce age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, and ball handling are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork.

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Dragon Flies: 60 min/week ages 6-8yrs This class is designed for children in First and Second grade. Concepts and themes are designed to challenge children using age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, ball handling, and physical fitness skills are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork. .

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

FAMILY INCLUSION CLASS: (For child with special concerns and siblings ages 5-10yrs)

Guardian assists child to ensure safety during class and proper performance of activities. Great way to work skills emphasized in physical and occupational therapy in a group setting while having lots of fun. Doctor permission to participate required.

FREE TRIAL CLASSES available. Unsure your child will participate? Want to see Coach Val in action before you commit to class time? Fill out our free trial form here and try out a class at no cost.

DISCOUNTS

SouthernMamas discount: Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive $10 off registration 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.

Patriot Golf days special for Labor day weekend @ The Club at Savannah Harbor (Kids golf free!)

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Labor Day weekend golf specials Savannah You’re invited: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa’s Club at Savannah Harbor presents: Patriot Golf Days during the week of Labor Day 2014 at The  Club at Savannah Harbor. 

Celebrate the great red, white and blue, by hittin’ the greens! A minimum donation of $5 to the Folds of Honor Foundation entitles you to play Savannah’s only PGA event course this Labor Day weekend for just $55. Also enjoy a putting contest, Red White & Blue Sale, Color Guard Ceremony and more.

Patriot Golf Day was started by Captain Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot and PGA of America member to fund Folds of Honor, which provides post-secondary scholarships for families of military killed or disabled while serving our great nation.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, a Troon Golf facility will be hosting the Patriot Golf Days on Monday, August 25th thru Monday, September 1st. The weekend promises tons of fun: food and beverage specials, contests, and special rates, as well as a Flag Ceremony Saturday at 9am. Please come out and support our local military.

As always, Kids Play Free with accompanying paid adult. Rental clubs available for adults and kids; adult size shoes available.

Schedule of Events

Putting Contest with a hole in one prize
Friday, August 29th from 1-5 pm
Saturday, August 30th from 9 am – 1 pm
Compete to win a twosome at Savannah Harbor. Entry fee is $1 and all proceeds go to the Folds of Honor Foundation. Non-golfers are welcome to participate!

American Flag Ceremony
Saturday, August 30th at 9 am
Join us in honoring our soldiers and local heroes with a special ceremony. The Savannah Pipe and Drum Corps will be performing during the ceremony playing bag pipes, and local Boy Scouts Troop will perform the Colorguard.
$55 Golf
The Club is offering a special reduced rate of $55, which includes your cart and greens fees, with a minimum donation of $5 to the Folds of Honor Foundation.
Special Military Discounts throughout the weekend with a valid ID.
Red, White and Blue Sale
Specially-selected red, white, and blue merchandise discounts throughout the golf shop.

Please call 912.201.2240 to book your tee time today.

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

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.

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers 2, 3 or 5 half or full days for Toddlers, Twos & Preschool 3′s and 4′s.

Friday, July 25th, 2014

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning School

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah is accepting fall registration for the following classes: Toddlers (18 months by Sept.1), Twos and Preschool 3’s and 4’s.

Choose from 2, 3 or 5 half or full days.

Call Maggie’s Morning School at 912-352-8404.

Maggie’s Morning School is in the midst of their annual spruce up! New carpet, new school sign, painting and cleaning…but they are happy to offer tours in the mornings between 9:30 and 11:30 AM through Friday, August 1. (Staff Work Week August 4- 8)

Open House is scheduled for Friday, August 8 12 noon -2 p.m.

Come visit and see why Maggie’s Morning School is “The Creative Alternative”.

Visit Maggie’s on Facebook  here or on their school website maggiesmorningschool.org for more information.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org, On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE dog parade, dog costume contest, cutest dog photo contest @ Savannah’s Dog Days of Summer, Aug. 1-2

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Dog parade costume contest in Savannah Calling all canines to the Dog Days of Summer celebration on historic River Street in downtown Savannah. This FREE event will be Aug. 1 & 2 during First Friday & Saturday.

The FREE Dog Days of Summer festival starts Fri, Aug. 1 at 4 PM with entertainment & activities. Take advantage of shopping at select vendor booths; a photo session at P&B Photography‘s pet portrait booth; regional artisans along Rousakis Plaza displaying a variety of handmade works.  Weekend festivities Fri. Aug. 1 from 4-10 PM &  Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 AM-10 PM.

Watch FREE First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30 PM Fri. Aug. 1.

Cutest dog photo contest

Submit photos for the cutest dog contest at wws.y100.fm The online photo contest will run from July 25 to August 1.

FREE Dog parade & costume contest 

Saturday beginning at 10 AM. Dress your best on for the pup parade & costume contest presented by Y100 at 11am on the Arbor Stage. Sign up for your dogs to strut their stuff  10-11am at the Y100 booth. Sign up for a FREE painting session to make a customized dog bone painting with your name inside. Enjoy misting stations provided by Home Depot. Dogs can go for a swim in one of the pup pools.

For more information on the Dog Days of Summer and an entertainment schedule, click here.

FOR MORE FREE KIDS EVENTS IN SAVANNAH & HILTON HEAD, CLICK HERE. 

Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon, Sept. 6

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Savannah Kids Triathlon 2014

If your kids did the TD Bank Hilton Head Kids’ Triathlon this past weekend, then chances are they’re hooked on triathlons.

So be sure to sign up for the upcoming kids triathlon in Savannah. The Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon (kids ages 7-15) is Sept.6. The swimming, biking and running event will be held around Lake Mayer and the Chatham County Aquatic Center for youth ages 7 to 15.

Save money by registering before Aug. 31. Pre-register before Aug. 31: $45. Register Sept. 1-5: $55.

More info here.  

So as the organizers says: come on and give it a ‘Tri.’

Spots available for summer pottery camp @ Savannah’s Clay Spot

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Pottery Summer Camps Savannah A few spots are available at pottery camps at Savannah’s Clay Spot so register now at www.savannahsclayspot.com

Spots are available upcoming pottery camps for the weeks of:

August 4-8th, Ages 8-15
August 11-15, Ages 11-15

And a Pre-school camp, August 18-22, Ages 3,4,5

Camps are Monday-Friday 9am-12noon

Click here to register or call 912-509-4647 for more information

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

For all information either call Lisa Bradley at 912-509-4647 or e-mail lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

“Like” Savannah’s Clay Spot on Facebook here to stay connected.

Savannah’s Clay Spot, www.savannahsclayspot.com, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-maillisa@savannahsclayspot.com