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FREE Pre-K openings for 2014-15 @ Childcare Network on Wilmington Is., Savannah

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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

Call today to find out about this state funded Free Pre-K Program. 912-897-3888. More details by clicking here.

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

Experience Holiday Magic at Disney AND Save With Free Dining Promotion.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Disney holiday deals Nobody does the holidays like Disney! All four Walt Disney World Theme Parks are transformed into the “Merriest Place on Earth”. Every corner of the “world” immerses you in the holiday magic. Below are a few of the highlights:

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: On select nights in November and December, join some of your favorite Disney Character friends at Magic Kingdom Park for this memorable event featuring a special parade, festive fireworks, Cinderella Castle covered in thousands of twinkling lights, and even some snow.

Resort Decorations: No holiday visit to Walt Disney World will be complete without a tour of the elaborate resort decorations. From the Gingerbread house at Grand Floridian to the giant tree at the Wilderness Lodge, it’s definitely worth spending a few hours checking out all of the amazing decorating. Not to mention… it’s FREE!!

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights: Each year this breathtaking display along the Streets of America inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios features millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music. The lights are so extensive you may find it hard to comprehend their magnitude… this is definitely a MUST see!!

Candlelight Processional: Held nightly at Epcot this special holiday event retells the stirring story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. What better way to get in the

Christmas spirit and share the magic of the season. To ensure seating for this unforgettable spectacle, you can participate in a Candlelight Dinner Package which provides guaranteed seating.

Book now and experience the magic for yourself, and you can save with the FREE Dining Plan promotion!! Hurry, the FREE Dining Plan promotion ends August 8th. Get your complimentary, no-obligation Walt Disney World vacation quote here and be sure to mention you found us through Southern Mamas.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel


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Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah for back-to-school supplies

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

back to school shopping Savannah


Instead of going to multiple stores searching for your all those required school supplies, make it one-stop shopping at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

Store Hours:
M-F 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun Closed during April, May and June

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, , Barnett Educational Supplies is a advertiser.

Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Whether you live in Bluffton/Hilton Head Is. or are making a daytrip from the Greater Savannah area, Coastal Discovery Museum is a fun place for kids to visit – especially when there are educational kids’ programs happening.

Check out events happening at Coastal Discovery Museum by clicking here.
Explore Honey Horn, visit the Butterfly Enclosure, look for birds on the docks.

For additional information call 843-689-6767, ext 223

Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926, tel: (843) 689-6767, email,

Newborn portrait sessions with Photography by Julie Anne, Richmond Hill

Monday, July 21st, 2014

richmond hill newborn photographerSchedule your newborn session with Photography by Julie Anne by August 15 and receive 10 free newborn announcements. Newborn sessions are only $200!

There is a large variety of Newborn announcements so you can choose which fits your baby’s personality the best. Your baby does not have to be due by August 15 to get this great deal, you just have to book.

Only $50 deposit at the time of booking.

Newborn sessions are filling up fast so don’t miss this great opportunity.

Contact Julie at (912) 509-0064,, or visit her website at Julie Anne is also on Facebook so don’t forget to like her page  here to see all the great deals she offers each month.

Photography by Julie Anne,  email,  (912) 655-9497, ; On Facebook here.  Photography by Julie Anne is a advertiser

Giveaway: $50 Gaia herbs gift certificate from Brighter Day Natural Foods Market

Monday, July 21st, 2014

natural food grocery stores in Savannah

This month Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah is a giving a lucky reader a $50 Gaia herbs gift certificate. The winner can have their pick of $50 worth of Gaia herbs products at Brighter Day Natural Foods Market

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Savannah Deadline to enter is through July 31.

To enter to win, like Brighter Day Natural Foods Market on Facebook by clicking here. Then on their wall, answer this questions: What is a popular herb for helping infants and kids feel more calm? (Hint: think sleepytime tea ingredients). We’ll pick a name at random & announce the winner here & on our Facebook page.

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703,  On Facebook here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a advertiser.

Christmas in July at The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Hilton Head Is. kids' activities museums You’re invited to Christmas in July, 10 AM-2 PM Wed. July 23 2014. Snow is in Santa’s forecast while you play at The Sandbox’s fourth annual “Christmas in July”.

Activities include:
· play in the snow
· jump in The Sandbox’s Bounce Castle
· see The Sandbox in Christmas décor
· Make a Christmas Tree ornament
· decorate (and eat) sugar cookies,
· enjoy fun arts & crafts,
· meet and chat with Santa!
· play in The Sandbox’s cool museum
· fill your tummy with hot dogs, chips, brownies, & lemonade.

COST: $10 per person, under 12 months free

$8 per person seniors, Sandbox members, active military

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

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


Fairytale Festival Fundraiser with Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Cinderella & more, Savannah

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Fairtytale Festival princess party Savannah

Make plans to bring your little princess & prince to The Fairytale Festival Fundraiser at Savannah Children’s Theatre this Saturday July 26, 10 AM-noon.

Children that attend will be able to meet princesses and dig for treasure in Pirates Cove, sing with Belle and friends in the Enchanted Forest, make fairy wreaths, edible fairy dust, pirate swords in Pixie Hollow and build a snowman in the FROZEN wonderland of Snow Castle.

The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Cinderella, the Snow Queen and more will be there.

Children will be able to meet princesses from Enchant My Party, a Savannah character entertainment business that provides princess or pirate characters for children’s birthday parties. 

Tickets for The Fairytale Festival are $25 per child, $5 per adult.

Event organizers are encouraging people to buy tickets in advance because they anticipate selling out. If tickets still available, they will be sold at the door.

The Savannah Children’s Theatre is at 2160 E. Victory Drive, Savannah. 31304. For tickets, call 912.238.9015 or click here. 

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Sandbox @ the Stables: Labor Day celebration @ Lawton Stables, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Labor Day kids activities: Sandbox at the Stables Hilton Head Is.The Sandbox Children’s Museum and Lawton Stables , both on Hilton Head Is., invite you & your family to “Sandbox at the Stables” this Labor Day 2014.

Everyone is invited to this community celebration on Labor Day Monday, September 1 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Lawton Stables, located inside Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Is. (about a 1 hr drive from Savannah).

This event will include: Music, Pony rides, hayrides and the animal farm, The Sandbox’s Imagination Hour, craft projects and mobile interactive museum exhibits A pitching radar Kids Zone’s inflatable water slides and bounce houses Cappy the Clown Face painting Family activities like bocce ball, frisbee, ring toss, horse shoes and corn hole  

There will be concessions available for purchase and refreshments including, snow cones and cotton candy.

Participants may bring their own picnic provisions and beverages.

Participants can purchase additional tickets for food, drinks and some activities.

Admission is $5 per person, children 12 months and under are free. LOTS OF FREE ACTIVITIES. (Plus $6 Sea Pines gate entrance fee per auto)

(The Sandbox at the Pope Avenue location will be closed on Labor Day)

Lawton Stables, 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928 tel: (843) 671-2586,


Whole Foods Market opening on Hilton Head Is. July 30

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Hilton Head Whole Foods MarketCan you believe it’s been about a year since the grand opening festivities at the Whole Foods Market Savannah?

Get ready for another Whole Foods grand opening this month. The Whole Foods Market on Hilton Head Is. opens Wed. July 30 at 9 AM. The store is located at 50 Shelter Cove Ln., Ste. R, at the Plaza at Shelter Cove.

Opening day guests are invited to arrive at the store at 8 a.m. for grand opening festivities, including a chance to win one of 100 gift cards valued between $5 and $500.

More information on the Whole Foods Market Hilton Head Facebook page here. 

Puttathon 5K race & putting challenge to benefit new Pooler Farmers’ Market

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Puttathon Pooler Farmers Market This upcoming Saturday July 26, take part in the first ever Puttathlon, running on Crosswinds Golf Course, a putt or chip could give you a short cut, saving you time and mileage. This event is to raise money for the new Pooler Farmers Market, which is opening Aug. 13.

You’ll run through the Crosswinds Par 3 course and be faced with multiple putting challenges. Make you putt and enjoy a shortened course. Miss your putt and you’ll be adding the distance back. Clubs and balls are provided on the course, just show up ready for a challenge.

Distance: 5K (depending on how you do on your challenges – distance not guaranteed)
Date & Time: 8-10 AM Sat July 26 2014
Location: The clubhouse at Crosswinds Golf Course utilizing the Par 3 course, 232 James B Blackburn Dr., Savannah, 31408
Charity: Pooler Farmers Marketing opening Aug. 13.
Challenge: There will be 3 challenge holes. Complete the putt or chip and you’ll skip part of the course. Miss your shot and you’ll be running the full distance.
Early Bird: $20 until June 1st
Regular Pricing: $25 until July 1st
Late Registration: $30 until 10:00pm July 24th
Packet Pickup and on Race Day: $35


The Sandbox Children’s Museum offers FREE admission to S.C. rising kindergartners

Friday, July 18th, 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.


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  or call (843) 842-7645.

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

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


Register now: Math Masters summer sessions in Savannah for 4th-12th graders

Friday, July 18th, 2014

math camp in Savannah

Wish you had a way to give your student a head start in math for the new school year?

Wish your student could review material previously learned but perhaps forgotten over the summer months? Could your student use some extra practice with the more challenging math topics?

Want to build your student’s confidence going into the new year? Back by popular demand and expanded to include new courses and grade levels, Math Masters in Savannah offers 15 different courses of math review just prior to the beginning of the new 2014-2015 school year to give your student a head start. Sessions offer content review presented in a fun environment including games, activities, and competitions.

All courses will be taught by Mrs. Jackie Wetmore, Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Mathematics Department Head, with over twenty years experience teaching Lower, Middle, and Upper School mathematics. Please see below for descriptions of the courses offered.

Registration: Space is limited. Classes will be filled in the order that registration forms are received. Numerous courses filled and closed last year, so register immediately for best selection. Classes are open to SCPS and non-SCPS students alike.

Ages: rising 4th through rising 12th graders

Dates: July 28-August 1, mornings OR afternoons

Location: Savannah Christian Prep, 1599 Chatham Parkway, Savannah, GA

For more information and registration, please click here.

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Free Activities To Do With Kids On Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

free kids activities in Hilton Head Savannah Hilton Head Island gets a bad rap for being pricey. But there are free ways to entertain the kids on this overwhelmingly family-friendly island.

Hilton Head Island’s beaches are the No. 1 way to entertain kids. You can bike on this beach. You can play in the tidal pools at low-tide. Swim. Sand castles. Ride the waves.

Here are our top picks for other free ways to entertain the kids on this island:


1. Bicycling on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island offers over 50 scenic miles of public bicycle pathways and nature trails. The hard-packed beaches are also popular for bicycling at low tide.

2. Free family-friendly outdoor Gregg Russell concerts at Harbour Town, Sea Pines

A classic on Hilton Head Is. for almost four decades, Gregg Russell Concerts under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town happen every night during summer (weather permitting) except Saturdays, 8-9:30 p.m. During Summer 2014, Gregg Russell will perform June 1-August 22 (every night except Saturdays) & August 28-31. This family-oriented singer/storyteller performs sing-a-longs, ballads & silly songs with audience participation. Kids in the audience try to get Gregg to pick them to sing a song to the crowd, often using creative pick-me posters etc. Concerts are free; there’s a $6 gate fee per auto.

3. Free petting farm at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines

The free animal farm includes a deer named Callie, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, turtles, cows and rabbits.  Kids can also pet a friendly retired Clydesdale, Harley, at the stables. Pony rides and horseback riding available for a fee. The animal farm is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here. 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, 29928

4. Hike trails in the free Sea Pines Forest Preserve

The 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve includes easy trails to various points of interest including the 4,000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The walks range from 25 minutes to one hour. Bicycles are not permitted on the nature trails, so please park your bicycles at the locations provided. Open from sunrise to sunset. The Forest Preserve is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. More info here.

free hilton head kids activities 5. Ride the free Sea Pines Trolley

Take the free Sea Pines Trolley to all your favorite Sea Pines locations during summer months & some holiday periods. This is a great way to entertain kids who are still thrilled by “bus rides etc”. The trolley offers an easy way to get around Sea Pines while giving you a scenic tour of a favorite family vacation resort. Schedule info here.  Trolley rides are free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.

6. Go to the beach at the newly redone Sea Pines Beach Club. 

Convenient access to the Surf Shop, restrooms, shower facilities & Surfside Market featuring to-go sandwiches, salads, snacks &  cold beverages. Details here. 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928. The beach club is free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto. 

7. Gregg Russell Playground at Harbour Town, Sea Pines

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 $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.  Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC 29928

8. Explore FREE historical Stoney-Baynard Ruins, Sea Pines

The ruins of the old Baynard estate, the main house as well as attendant slave quarters, are permanently preserved within six-acre Baynard Ruins Park. The home was raided during the Civil War and Union forces made it their headquarters. Details here. The ruins are free; there’s a $6 Sea Pines gate fee per auto.


FREE outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 @ Tybee Is. , Aug 16

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Movies in the Park Outdoor Tybee Summer Movies

FREE Family Movies in the Park this Summer 2014 in Memorial Park on Tybee Island.

Come out for a free family movie in the park and enjoy an evening of summer breezes @ Memorial Park, located off Butler Ave. between the Tybee library at 405 Butler Ave. and Tybee YMCA Gym at 202 Fifth St. If it rains, movies will be shown inside the gym.

Aug. 16

Despicable Me 2 will be shown on the side of the gym beginning at dark on Saturday, Aug. 16. Please bring your chair and / or blanket.

Presented by Tybee Island Main Street.

FREE & open to the public.


Giveaway: Free children’s party with GameTruck

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

GameTruck Hilton Head Savannah children's birthday parties

Win a high-tech birthday party for your child.

This month, a lucky reader will win a GameTruck birthday party from  GameTruck Hilton Head , which serves Savannah, Bluffton, Pooler, Richmond Hill & Hilton Head is. 

Imagine having GameTruck’s state-of-the art Mobile Game Theater come to your party FOR FREE.

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. 

Think video-game paradise on wheels. Kids enjoying two hours of  Wii U, Mario Kart, Mine Craft & more.

To enter to win, ‘like’ GameTruck Hilton Head  on Facebook by clicking here.  Then on their Facebook wall, share the name of your or your child’s favorite video game, tablet/smartphone game or app – just tell us whatever game or app you or your kids love. Be sure to say sent you.

Deadline to enter is July 30. We’ll announce the winner here & on our & GameTruck of Hilton Head’s Facebook page, so be sure to check back July 30 to see if you or someone you know (who will invite you to their GameTruck party) won.

Giveaway Rules: Prize is One GameTruck party. Winner needs to be within GameTruck of Hilton Head’s Savannah & Lowcountry service area. GameTruck party must be redeemed by Dec 31, 2014.

GameTruck isn’t just for children’s birthday parties. This kind of interactive video game entertainment is perfect for block parties, corporate events, school functions & more. Even better: 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 , On Facebook here.