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Group guitar lessons for ages 6-12, 13+; private guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, Savannah

Monday, August 25th, 2014

guitar lessons for kids children in Savannah Savannah School of Folk Music

Savannah School of Folk Music is offering beginner group guitar classes starting Monday, September 8 2014!

Classes are available for kids 6-12 and adults/teenagers 13 and up. Group classes are designed to be fun and relaxing and are perfect for students who want to play with others.

Savannah School of Folk Music takes the traditional approach of playing by ear and teaching only theory that is immediately useful for the student.

Private lessons are available now and are being offered for guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele and mandolin.

Visit SavannahSchoolofFolkMusic.org for pricing/scheduling information. Email SavannahSchoolofFolkMusic@gmail.com  for any additional questions.

Savannah School of Folk Music, 2421 Waters Ave, Savannah, 31404 (one block from Daffin Park) Email SavannahSchoolofFolkMusic@gmail.com to sign up for a class or schedule a lesson, www.savannahschooloffolkmusic.org Savannah School of Folk Music is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Win Free Shopping Pass @ Virtual Pajama Party with Coastal Kids Market upscale consignment sale, Savannah

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Coastal Kids Market virtual pajama party Attention parents planning to attend the upcoming Coastal Kids Market Fall/Winter 2014 Sale Sept. 11-13 in Pooler.

You’re invited to Coastal Kids Market Virtual Pajama party this Friday night, 9:15-10:15 PM Aug. 29. Details here.

Coastal Kids Market will have lots of prizes to give away in just one hour. Mark that you’re attending here and share this event to be entered to win the first prize – a volunteer shopping pass to Coastal Kids Market.

Sale hours

This popular seasonal consignment sale has a new exciting location at Savannah Festival Outlet Mall!

Wednesday, Sept 10th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Preview Party for volunteers and consignors ONLY*)
*Volunteer hour at 5:00pm & Charity Power 1/2 hour at 5:30pm)-details to come
Thursday, Sept 11th,6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (*Charity Hour 5:00 pm)
Friday, Sept 12th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 13th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (some items 50% off)

*Check out CKM website by clicking here for details on Preview Party for consignors and volunteers only.

How to consign with CKM

Go to the CKM website by clicking here and click on the registration tab for clear instructions on how to become a consignor.

Stay connected

Please check out CKM Facebook page here frequently as you want to make sure you don’t miss any big announcements and giveaways. Also, please hover over the “Liked” button and click “Show in News Feed” to help CKM posts show up in your news feed.

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FREE week of Kindermusik classes, Savannah, Sept. 1, 2

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Join Kindermusik Savannah next week as a sneak preview to their grand opening in their brand new location.

ALL KINDERMUSIK CLASSES NEXT WEEK OF SEPT. 1 WILL BE FREE!

Babies 0’s and 1’s will be offered Monday Sept 1 at 9:20am and Tuesday Sept 2 at 10:15am.
Toddlers 2’s and 3’s will be offered Monday Sept 1 at 10:15am and Tuesday Sept 2 at 9:20am.

Register for free classes: Even though the demo week classes are free, all children must enroll online so we can have am accurate head count.

To enroll, call 912-988-KEYS (5397)  or enroll online at www.88keysga.com and 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

FREE SCAD ‘Night at the Museum’ & scavenger hunt museum tour, Savannah, Aug. 28

Monday, August 25th, 2014

free kids events Savannah SCAD

Experience SCAD’s own ‘Night at the Museum’ – free of charge.

Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m. @ the SCAD Museum of Art

Visit Savannah College of Art and Design’s cool museum on a hot summer night! Bring the family and enjoy a screening of the blockbuster movie “Night at the Museum” (rated PG), followed by a flashlight-guided scavenger hunt tour of the galleries.

Film begins 5:30 p.m.; tour begins 7:30 p.m.

The screening and tour are free and open to the public.

Tour space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up 5-5:30 p.m. at the museum front desk.

Galleries are open 5-8 p.m.

Email Melissa Messina, SCAD Museum of Art program manager, at mmessina@scad.edu for more information .

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FREE Family Stargazing Night, Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah, Aug. 30

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Don’t miss the FREE late summer family stargazing event @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) in Savannah: Gazing in the Garden!

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association invite you to a night of stargazing in the Garden Saturday Aug. 30 8-10 PM. Telescopes will be set up for observation, but you are welcome to bring your own. Free & open to the public.

Before the star-gazing, you’re also invited to a free showing of a classic science-fiction film “The Day of the Triffids” starting at 7:30 in the Annex educational building. Be prepared for less-than-ideal acting and effects in the movie, but know telescope views of the rising moon and stars await you on the Great Lawn.

Once the sun sets, join the group on the Great Lawn to gaze upward with the help of telescopes set up by the Association.  Feel free to bring food, lawn chairs. Alcoholic beverages, pets and tobacco products are prohibited

Free and open to the public. This is a great family event! More details here.

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

(Note: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” are hosted on the second Friday of each month by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail oaadir@kwbell.net.)

FREE Baby Jamz & more library kids’ events, Savannah, Pooler

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

ponies.jpgBack-to-school means back to free family & after-school activities @ the various Live Oak public library branches throughout Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF LIBRARY FAMILY OR AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

Highlights include:

“My Little Pony” Party
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Monday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m.
Meet the ponies of Ponyville with fun stories, games and crafts. Ages 4 to 12.

Baby Jamz
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Thursday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your family and friends as we crank up the tunes and boogie down in the library! A movement and music program, children and their caregivers get to play musical instruments, sing and dance together. Ages 0 to 4.

Homeschool Hangout
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m.
Homeschoolers ages 7 to 12 and their families are invited to this specially designed program on the first Tuesday of each month. This month will be an introduction to Scratch programming. Learn to code animations and build games.

Craft Extravaganza
Have fun creating crafts with family and friends. All ages.
Midway Library, 884-5742
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m.

Family Knitting Group
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Experienced knitters share their techniques and teach beginners and those working a socks project during this family style program. Ages 8 and up. To register and for information on supplies, call the Southwest Chatham Library Children’s Department at 925-8305.
Saturday, Sept. 13, Socks Project at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sep. 20, Socks Project at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, Socks Project at 11 a.m.

ARTattack!
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3 to 5 p.m.
Springfield Library, 754-3003
Thursday, Sept. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.
This drop-in program features projects based on the works of famous artists. Ages 5 and up.

Simple Science
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Monday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m.
Simple science activities for ages 8 to 14.

“My Little Pony” Party
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Monday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m.
Meet the ponies of Ponyville with fun stories, games and crafts. Ages 4 to 12.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR FREEBIES PAGE HERE. 

Fall dance classes @ Coastal Performing Arts Academy, Pooler & Springfield

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Theater drama classes kids Pooler Coastal Performing Arts Academy

Give your star a chance to shine.

Coastal Performing Arts Academy offers dance classes in Pooler & Springfield.

Specializing in preschool dance curriculum, competition/performance companies and competitive hip hop crews. Classes offered for ages 2.5 & older. Call 912.656.1744.

Pooler: Click here for the Pooler Fall 2014 Schedule.

Springfield: Click here for the Springfield 2014 Fall Schedule.

Sign up for fall classes for Pooler and Springfield at Pooler Studio.

Coastal Performing Arts Academy, 107 Grand Central Blvd, Suite 202/203, The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler, 31322 tel: (912) 988-1521 email coastalperformingartsacademy@yahoo.com, www.coastalperformingartsacademy.com/ Coastal Performing Arts Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Baby & Me Yoga classes start Sept. 2 in Pooler

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

toddler infant mommy and me yoga Savannah Yoga Center

We often hear from Pooler parents who are upset that Pooler doesn’t have many organized activities for younger kids.

Which is why we’re thrilled to tell you that Savannah Yoga Center‘s new Pooler studio will start Baby & Me Yoga on Sept. 2.

Baby & Me Yoga classes in Pooler will be at 10am on Tuesdays starting Sept. 2
Age: precrawlers.
Instructor: Ann Carroll a Certified Labor Doula, Certified HypnoBirthing Teacher, and registered E-500 Registered Yoga Teacher with a special designation for pre and post natal yoga. She is honored to guide women during this empowered time of their life.

Savannah Yoga Center’s Savannah location already has two Baby and Me Yoga classes on Monday mornings: Toddlers & Me Yoga is 10-11:15 AM; Infant & Me (pre-crawlers) Yoga is 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Parent & Me Yoga Classes Mondays – Savannah

10 AM-11:15AM Toddlers & Me Yoga
11:30 AM-12:45PM Infant & Me (Pre-Crawlers)

Pregnancy Yoga-Savannah

Pregnancy Yoga Rolling Series (start anytime!)
Savannah, 6-7:15pm Thursdays Pregnancy Yoga Series (sign up online) Details here.

Pregnancy Yoga Workshops
Pooler Saturday 1-3 PM. Details here.
Sept. 20
Nov. 1

Details, Pricing & Registration for all of the above classes: www.savannahyoga.com (912) 232-2994

Savannah Yoga Center in Savannah & Pooler, 1319 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401 & 111 Canal St. #101, Pooler, GA 31322
Email info@savannahyoga.com (912) 232-2994, email savannahyoga@gmail.com , www.savannahyoga.com Savannah Yoga Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Date night? Guardian Angels Sitting Service is your go-to for babysitters in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Hilton Head Is./Bluffton

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Guardian Angels BabySitting Service Savannah Hilton Head Richmond Hill

Hiring a babysitter is now as easy as making dinner reservations – thanks to the Lowcountry’s Guardian Angels Sitting Service, LLC , a Babysitter, Petsitter and Elderly Companion Referral Agency that is bonded, licensed and insured.

Guardian Angels places highly qualified babysitters, pet sitters and elderly companions with families residing or vacationing anywhere in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and Charleston, South Carolina as well as Savannah, Richmond Hill, and the Greater Atlanta, Georgia area.

All of their Babysitters and Elderly Companions are responsible, reliable, and enjoy spending time with children and the elderly.

Please visit Guardian Angels Sitting Service online by clicking here to book a sitter today !

Guardian Angels Sitting Service, 877.470.4277, On Facebook here. Email SCinfo@guardianangelssittingservice.com, www.GuardianAngelsSittingService.com Guardian Angels is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Bacon Fest & Fireworks, Savannah River Street, Sept. 5-6

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Bacon Fest 2014 SavannahBACON FEST 2014 at Savannah’s Historic River Street

The inaugural event will take place on September 5 & 6 during September First Friday & Saturday weekend! Get ready because select local restaurants will be serving up their mouthwatering bacon creations all weekend long.

Reminder: you can take the free ferry ride from the Westin on Hutchinson Is. across the Savannah River to River Street  & then take it back. Kids love the boat ride.

Bacon Fest will kick-off on Friday, September 5 from 4-10pm with First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30pm. The festivities will continue on Saturday, September 6 from 10am-10pm. Regional artisans will be set up along Rousakis Plaza displaying a variety of handmade works for bacon lovers & festival goers to browse through.

WHEN: September 5, 2014 – September 6, 2014 all-day
WHERE: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St., Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, 31401
Free & Open to the Public
Savannah Waterfront Association, 912.234.0295
The following restaurants will be dishing out their creations for bacon enthusiasts to enjoy:
Andaz Savannah
Baked by Rach
Bayou Café
Bub-Ba-Q
Chocolat by Adam Turoni
Crystal Beer Parlor
Short N Sweet
The Naked Dog/Repicci’s Italian Ice
Top Deck at Cotton Sail
Wet Willies
Wild Wing Café

First Fridays & Saturdays on the River take place each month from March-December.

FREE STEM Festival, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Sept. 20

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Free kids events Savannah Statesboro STEM Festival 2014 Georgia Southern

Bring the kids to celebrate Science, Engineering, Technology and Math at Georgia Southern University at STEM Festival 2014

This FREE fun-filled community event will be Sept. 20, 2014
10 AM – 4 PM

Nessmith-Lane Building
*847 Plant Drive on the Georgia Southern Campus

50+ Exploration stations will provide hands-on activities for children young and old. Activities appropriate for elementary, middle and high school will be available.

STEM Fest activities include:

See robotics in action
Learn how video games are created
Make ice-cream with liquid nitrogen
Blast off Alka-Seltzer rockets
Gaze at the stars in Georgia Southern’s Planetarium
Learn about Georgia Archaeology with the ArchaeoBus
Participate with NASA
Go on a mission with the Army
See competition awardees and their presentations
and much more

Free guest parking will be available in lot #32; bus parking available in lot C behind the Nessmith Lane building
Food will be available for purchase.

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University, (912) 478-2549, stem@georgiasouthern.edu

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FREE Astronomy Day & Gazing in the Garden @ Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah, Oct. 4

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Astronomy Day Savannah Astronomy Day & Gazing in the Garden @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Saturday, October 4, 2014
2 pm
Free & Open to the Public

The Savannah area’s own Oglethorpe Astronomical Association will be at Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens in Savannah to excite you about the universe! As part of Astronomy Day, the Conference Center will become a portable planetarium. Visit a scale model of our solar system across the CGBG property. Find out how much you would weigh on Mars, and then see that change if you were living on Jupiter! Various kids activities will be taking place. Also take part in daytime sky-gazing!

For more information, call the office at (912) 921-5460.

Gazing in the Garden

Feel free to come back later that night for our popular quarterly event, “Gazing in the Garden.” Watch the 1950s classic sci-fi film followed by nighttime stargazing on the Great Lawn once the sun sets. This event also is free to the public. More about Gazing in the Garden here.

The daytime portion of the event begins at 2 PM. The evening session begins just after sunset: 7:15 pm. Of course, all observing is subject to having, at a minimum, partly clear skies.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

(Note: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” are hosted on the second Friday of each month by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail oaadir@kwbell.net.)

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR FREEBIES PAGE HERE. 

Halloween 2014 with a dose of history: Yellow Fever Comes to Savannah @ Davenport House, October

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Yellow Fever drama at Davenport Museum SavannahTake your kids (ages 8 & older) to a live history lesson/true ghost story this October 2014. Savannah’s historic Davenport House presents “Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah’s Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820.” More info here.

Friday and Saturday nights in October 2014
PROGRAM DATES: October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31
TIMES: 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

ADMISSION: $15 in advance for adults, $10 in advance children (ages 8-17) and $17 for adults and $15 for children at the time of the performance
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. Call: 912/236-8097

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 60 minutes
Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever’s dreadful consequences which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever’s outbreak and the municipal action that follows. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor’s treatment of a fever victim. In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half to the city’s population, both free and enslaved Africans, are revealed. As a culmination each visitor will participate in a “Lottery of Life and Death.”

Not suitable for children younger than 8 years of age.

The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

Davenport House, 324 E State St, Savannah, 31401, (912) 236-8097, http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/category/events/

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Afterschool Fall 2014 activities in Savannah

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

after school kids classes activities in Savannah LowcountrySoccer, art  & cartooning classes, pottery classes, youth orchestra, competitive cheer, theater classes – what will it be?

Find the after-school activity that your child will love on our after-school activities page.

Our SouthernMamas.com after-school activities page includes drawing & video game development classes @ Telfair’s Jepson Center; pottery classes @ Savannah’s Clay Spot; Star Wars Lego Art, Cartoon Drawing or Spooky Illustrations @ Scribble Art Studio; after-school theatre classes @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre; competitive cheer @ Savannah Sharks gym; fall soccer with Savannah United: after-school childcare with bus transportation from certain schools with Childcare Network.

See your children’s after-school options here.

Looking for childcare for your 3-year-old? Visit Childcare Network in Savannah

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Savannah Wilmington Island Childcare

Do you have a three year old or know someone that does?

Childcare Network in Savannah would love to introduce them to their wonderful threes class at Childcare Network on 7360 Hodgson Memorial Drive in Savannah. If you’re interested in a tour or information, you can call 912-662-0421.

Read below about Childcare Network’s teacher in the classroom and why they are so proud to show off their magical threes.

In addition to the HighReach Learning curriculum, the three year olds are introduced to many new activities that will help prepare them for Pre-K next year and success as they progress into Kindergarten.

Picture1Meet the Three’s teacher at this location, Ms. Shermia Stafford. Ms. Shermia, as she is affectionately called by her three-year old students, has worked with us for the past 13 years. She believes that each day is rewarding and strives to make every experience a teaching opportunity for her children. She takes advantage of her three-year olds’ energy and there is never a dull moment inside her classroom!

We love Ms. Shermia because she is truly proud of her students’ achievements and success in her classroom. She understands how impressionable her three-year olds are and she values her time spent with each child in her care. Childcare Network, and our parents, are always impressed by her connections she makes with the her students and are so happy she is part of our team!

Besides being a remarkable teacher, Ms. Shermia enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading novels, completing crossword puzzles and Pinterest crafting.

Childcare Network, 7360 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah 31406, 912-662-0421, http://www.childcarenetwork.com/metro/Savannah Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

City Church Savannah moves to The Savannah Theatre & opens new church in Pooler

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Savannah family churches Pooler City Church Savannah Home to shows such as Jukebox!, Broadway on Bull Street, and Savannah Live, The Historic Savannah Theatre has remained an iconic landmark in downtown Savannah since it’s beginning in 1818.

City Church Savannah is now hosting their popular, energetic Sunday morning services at this historic downtown theater at 11:30 AM.

If you’re searching for a friendly, welcoming church that offers heartfelt, powerful worship & Bible-based teaching, then City Church of Savannah is for you. City Church of Savannah welcomes all kids infant through 5th grade in their nursery, pre-k, and school age programs at City Kids. Kids may be checked in as early as 30 minutes before service begins. Learn more about the church’s City Kids program here.

The theater is at 222 Bull St. Savannah, 31401.

City Church Pooler

City Church is also coming to Pooler at Highway 80 & I-95

Their Pooler location, opening Sunday September 7, will be at 200 Governor Treutlen Road Pooler, 31322

City Church services are open to the public. You don’t have to be members to attend.

For more information about City Church Savannah & City Church Pooler, click here.

City Church, 912-663-1520, email info@citychurchsavannah.com, http://citychurchsavannah.com/  City Church is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser