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Fall art classes for children @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler

Monday, August 18th, 2014

afterschool children's classes at Scribble Art Studio Savannah Pooler

Star Wars Lego Art, Cartoon Drawing, Spooky Illustrations are just a few of the fall art classes offered for kids @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler.

Scribble has Classic Tales: Frozen class for ages 4 & older as well as Painting Basics, Portfolio Prep & Drawing Made Easy for the older kids & many more.

Scribble also offers Homeschool Art for ages 6 & older at both the Savannah & Pooler studios.

For the full schedule of classes & to register, click here. 

FOR MORE INFO, CLICK HERE.

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler offers private & group art classes for kids, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble has 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.

Afterschool clay classes begin in September @ Savannah’s Clay Spot pottery studio

Monday, August 18th, 2014

after school art classes clay pottery kids Savannah Clay Spot
Afterschool 6-week Clay Classes start at the beginning of September 2014 at one of our favorite local studios for kids – Savannah’s Clay Spot.

afterschool kids classes pottery art Savannah Clay SpotPreschool Age, Mondays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept. 8-Oct.13
Kid’s with Clay, 6-10, 4:30-5:30pm, Sept. 7-Oct. 14
Parent and Child, 4:30-5:30pm, Sept. 8, Oct. 15
Teen Wheel Throwing, 4:30-5:30pm, Sept. 7-Oct. 9

New! Homeschool Clay Class
Elementary Age students, Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am, Sept. 5-Oct. 10

Register at www.savannahsclayspot.com
Contact: 912-509-4647 or email lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

“Like” Savannah’s Clay Spot on Facebook here to stay connected & to see the adorable creations kids make at this studio.

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.

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

Free Kindermusik demo classes for ages 3 & younger, Sept. 1 & 2, Savannah

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

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Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for their August play date at their brand new location! There are still a few spaces available for the Monday, August 25th play date at 10am- the theme is “YUM! Fabulous Food!” and it is open to ages 0-7.

Each participant receives a Kindermusik class, an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a bonus gift at the end of class! Siblings are only $5.00. To enroll, visit our website at www.88keysga.com and click on the Kindermusik link. Or, call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

FREE demo classes: Also, on Monday and Tuesday September 1 & 2, Kindermusik will host free demo days for ages 3 and under. 0’s and 1’s demo will be Monday 9/1 at 9:20am and Tuesday 9/2 at 10:15am. Toddlers ages 2’s and 3’s demo will be Monday 9/1 at 10:15am and Tuesday 9/2 at 9:20am.

Even though Kindermusik Savannah’s demo days are completely free, all participants must first enroll online so we can have an accurate head count. Spaces are limited for all classes. Join Kindermusik Savannah for a musically enriching time with your little one!! Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

To enroll online, visit 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

Auditions for various levels of Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program Fall 2014-2015 Season, Savannah

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

music instrument lessons savannah youth orchestra If your child plays strings, woodwinds, brass or percussion, auditions are this Sat. Aug. 23 for the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra program for Fall 2014-1015 in Savannah.

This Savannah youth orchestra has different levels for different abilities including:
Debut Strings Ensemble (DSE)
Lyric Strings Ensemble (LSE)
Lyric Youth Orchestra (LYO)
Atlantic Chamber Orchestra (ACO)
Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra (AAYO)

Auditions will be Saturday, Aug 23 2014
ASU Fine Arts Building
11935 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31409

Auditions will require the student to play a prepared solo, scales and do one or two sight-reading examples at their audition. Audition requirements here.

For students auditioning for the LYO, ACO, AAYO level ensembles, there are additional required etudes for each instrument. To see the specific “Audition Requirements” & more details, click here.

To schedule an audition, please contact: savaayo@yahoo.com

Mommy & Me Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga @ Savannah Yoga Center

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

toddler infant mommy and me yoga Savannah Yoga CenterSavannah Yoga Center has two Baby and Me Yoga classes on Monday mornings at the Savannah location. 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)

Tuesdays-Pooler : Baby & Me Yoga starts September, 2 2014!
Baby & Me Yoga classes in Pooler will be at 10am on Tuesdays.
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.

Pregnancy Yoga

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

Parent & Me time: FREE library storytimes

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Free kids events Savannah library storytimesLive Oak Public Libraries storytimesare a wonderful FREE way to expose your child to storybooks read aloud by a librarian as well as songs and fingerplays.

Plus, attending storytimes regularly helps your child to become accustomed to visiting the library regularly.

Free storytimes are offered for different age groups at the local branches – including Wilmington Island, Bull Street, Pooler, Thunderbolt, Oglethorpe Mall branch & Tybee Is. – at various times on weekday mornings. You can find a storytime happening at at least one branch Mondays through Thursdays.

There’s even a new afternoon, after-school storytime now that’s offered for ages 5 to 11 at 4 PM Tuesdays at the Oglethorpe Mall branch library.

Each library branch storytime brings something a little different – Bull Street library storytime unfolds inside a cottage playhouse that looks like it’s right out of a Golden Book while storytime at Southwest Library next to Savannah Mall is in a new, sunlit auditorium.

Enjoy energetic choruses of “Hurry Up, Hurry Up, Drive that Fire Truck,” “Little Red Wagon” and standards like “Wheels on the Bus” plus fun stories, crafts and more.

Click here for the breakdown of regular storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries.

PLEASE NOTE: STORYTIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING SUMMER & HOLIDAYS. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM STORYTIMES. MORE INFO HERE. 

FREE Picnic in the Park 2014, Savannah, Oct. 5

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Savannah Picnic in the Park 2014The City of Savannah and Parker’s present Picnic in the Park – a beloved Savannah tradition that takes place in Forsyth Park on Sunday, October 5, 2014. This event celebrates the National Arts and Humanities month by featuring an evening of live music, family friendly activities, and a creative spread of picnics big and small!

Every year, Picnickers have an opportunity to enter the legendary “Picnic Contest”. Picnickers are encouraged to design an imaginative picnic spread that is inspired by the suggested theme. This year’s theme is ‘Fly Me to the Moon’; a romantic song recorded by a famous cabaret singer Mabel Mercer, and later by Johnny Mathis. Picnickers are encouraged to design an imaginative picnic spread embracing a night of romance and love in Savannah’s beautiful city park.

Those who enter their spread in the picnic contest will be eligible to win an array of prizes presented by the Picnic Contest Host, Parker’s.

Picnic in the Park is funded by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs along with the presenting sponsor, Parker’s.

Picnic in the Park Schedule

3:00 pm Picnic Contest Registration at Parker’s tent
3:45 pm Windsor Forest Drumline, Band Director – Lee Ewing
4:00 pm Johnson High School Chorus
4:45 pm Savannah Arts Academy Orchestra
5:00 pm Picnic Contest Judging begins
5:30 pm Equinox Jazz Quintet
7:00 pm Welcome – Parker’s
7:10 pm Savannah Philharmonic Concert
7:55 pm Intermission/ Picnic Contest Winners Announced
8:15 pm Savannah Philharmonic Concert Continues
9:00 pm Concert Ends

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Erin Seals, Marketing Coordinator for City of Savannah at eseals@savannahga.gov or call 912-651-6417. All picnic contestants must register their picnic on October 5.

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

Sunday, August 17th, 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.

Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2014 , Oct 9-12 (FREE for ages 12 & younger)

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Tybee Pirate Parade Festival The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest is Columbus Day weekend entertainment for all ages.

New kids’ activities this year include a petting zoo and Ferris wheel. 

Daytime entertainment includes live music, pirate performers, street performers, magicians, puppeteers, weaponry demonstrations. The littlest pirates enjoy an entire area devoted to quality family entertainment. Activities include The Pirate Victory Parade, Scallywags Costume Contest, Little Matey’s Cove, Thieves Market, the Yuengling Pirate Pub with live music . (912) 786-5444/(800) 868-2322 www.tybeepiratefest.com

Tickets and weekend passes are available online at www.tybeepiratefest.com.

 

Friday, October 10

Tickets:

  • General Admission – $12
  • Weekend Pass Advanced $22 at gate – $24
  • Kids under 12 – Free

– See more at: http://tybeepiratefest.com/festival-info/schedule/#sthash.RYpOoMDg.dpuf

Festival Open from 5pm-11pm
Little Matey’s Cove presented by Coke Zero
5 – 7pm – Carnival – Ferris Wheel, Sea Ray, Funnel Cakes and more!

5 – 7pm – Petting Zoo with Exotic Animals 6 – 11pm – Pirate Encampment by Tybee Arts Association –
Thieves’ Market
5-11 p.m. – Market Open
Main Stage presented by Bud Light
Lynn Ave.
Damon & the Shit Kickers
Chuck Courtenay
Fireworks at Dark30

Saturday, October 11th

  • General Admin – $15
  • Weekend Pass Advanced $22 at gate – $24
  • Kids under 12 – Free

Festival open from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Little Matey’s Cove presented by Coke Zero
10 a.m.-7 p.m. – Petting Zoo, Pirate Ship, Activities, Games and Ferris Wheel
Thieves’ Market
10 a.m.-11 p.m. – Market Open
Pirate Victory Parade
3-5 p.m.
This parade is a must for families! Parade participants will pass out treasure along the route.
Main Stage presented by Bud Light
Voodoo Soup
Liquid Ginger
Mother’s Finest
Many more local bands to be announced!

Sunday, October 12
Festival open from 11a.m.-4 p.m.

Festival Open from 11am – 4pm Tickets: FREE
Little Matey’s Cove presented by Coke Zero
NOON-4 p.m. – Petting Zoo, Pirate Ship, Activities, Games and Ferris Wheel
Main Stage
11 a.m. – Tybee Church

For additional information about the 2014 Tybee Island Pirate Fest, please call 912.713.2321 or visit www.tybeepiratefest.com.

FREE Talahi Island 2014 Fall Festival, Oct. 19, Savannah

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Talahi Island 2014 Fall Festival Savannah

Bring the family to the FREE Talahi Island 2014 Fall Festival in Savannah, 11- 4 PM Sun. Oct. 19. FREE & Open to the public.

Vendors, crafts, bounce house, music, carnival games, silent auction & more. Details here. 

Halloween 2014: Haunted Trail & Fall-oween Family Fun Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Fall kids activities pumpkin patches, hayridesHaunted Trail @ Skidaway Is. State Park
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 until Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
If you dare, wind through dark shadows in the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. The Park Ranger will guide you into the graveyard beneath ancient oak trees. Keep close together and perhaps you will be safe from the ghosts and ghouls drifting under moonlight darkened by looming clouds and fog. $5 per person $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Fall-oween Family Fun Day & Trick-or-Treating in the campground @ Skidaway Is. State Park
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 1 PM
Celebrate Fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Bring a bag to Trick-or-Treat through the campground at 3:00 pm. $2 per child $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300, http://gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Spookalicious Halloween festivities @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. , Oct. 25

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Hilton Head kids' Halloween activitiesThe Sandbox’s “Spookalicious” Halloween!

Join The Sandbox Children’s Festival for Halloween Festivities
Saturday, October 25, 2014,
10am-5pm

Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play! Themed crafts and activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats! Special Saturday Admission is $5 per person age 1 and older. Up to 12 months is free (coupons not valid for this event).

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (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 The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE

Savannah Birthday Party Princesses For Hire Offer Fairy Tale Entertainment

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Savannah children's birthday parties princess When it comes to children’s birthday parties in Savannah & the Lowcountry, there are those for whom only crowns and gowns will do.

Savannah children's birthday party entertainment princessesNow you can have the princess come to you!

Enchant My Party in Savannah will send a costumed-princess to your home or party spot to entertain at your child’s regal birthday party with storytelling; singing & dancing; crafts & games.

Talk about royal treatment.

You can chose from a variety of tiara-clad princesses for your fancy soiree – the Snow Queen & Ice Princess, Little Mermaid, Snow White, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Belle, Rapunzel. Pirate & safari guide characters are also available.

When you reserve a character with Enchant My Party, you’re hiring an experienced actor and singer who is dedicated to creating once in a lifetime memories for your child.

Enchant My Party provides fairytale entertainment for birthday parties, fundraisers, grand-openings and more.

They’ll work with you to create a custom-made party for your child from fairy tea parties to elaborate treasure hunts.

You provide the location.

Enchant My Party provides the fairy tale.

“Like” Enchant My Party on Facebook here.

Enchant My Party, www.enchantmyparty.com, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email enchantmyparty@gmail.com 
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FREE Savannah Children’s Book Festival 2014, Nov. 15

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Savannah Children's Book Festival 2014

2014 Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs present the 11th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park.

The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country.

Authors and Illustrators 

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs are proud to announce a stellar lineup for this year’s book festival.

The 2014 lineup of renowned and award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators includes Lois Lowry (“The Giver”), Tedd Arnold (“Fly Guy”), Rosemary Wells (“Max and Ruby”), Bob Staake (“The First Pup: The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House”), David Ezra Stein (“Interrupting Chicken”), Bruce Degen (“Magic School Bus”), Bob Shea (“Dinosaur vs. Bedtime), Kevin O’Malley (“Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates”), Carin Berger (“A Perfect Day”), Ted Dunagan (“A Yellow Watermelon”), Meaghan Fisher (“I Love Ladybugs”), and Kelly Starling Lyons (“Tea Cakes for Tosh”).

This free day-long event in Forsyth Park in Savannah brings families together to meet their favorite authors and illustrators and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities throughout the day.

The festival will also include more than 50 authors and illustrators from throughout the Lowcountry and Southeast region, arts and crafts, an International Tent, costumed characters, a graphic/comics area, and a variety of food and entertainment. In addition, a book walk will be staged among the trees so families may enjoy a story together reading from one page to the next throughout the park.

Rain location for the event is the Savannah Civic Center. For more information, call (912)652-3600. For updates, keep checking www.liveoakpl.org and follow Live Oak Public Libraries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

High Cotton Kids Fall 2014 Upscale Consignment Sale, Sept. 25-27, Savannah

Friday, August 15th, 2014

High Cotton Kids Spring 2014 consignment sale

Savannah’s biggest children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – is set for September 25-27, 2014!

Come shop consignment at its finest. High Cotton Kids is THE place to save a lot of money, make a lot of money and have a great time doing both! This fall’s upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local retailers.

Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price! There is 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 fall and winter.

Consignor registration is open! Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 60-70% of their sales! High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items we accept and do not accept click here.

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event is sponsored by: The Ballet School, Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Christine Hall Photography, The Habersham School and Hannah Beans.

Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here.

High Cotton Kids, http://www.highcottonkids.com/, 8110 White Bluff Rd. (the old Thompson’s Sporting Goods store, next to Zaxby’s), email  info@highcottonkids.com High Cotton Kids is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

From Macho to Mom: a military sergeant’s humorous handbook for surviving being a stay-at-home dad

Friday, August 15th, 2014

From Macho to Mom bookJ. Masters is a retired USAF Sgt. SERE Instructor. He spent over 20 years within the strict discipline of the military and he was good at it what he did, more than good really. He was an exceptional member of the United States Air Force. He thrived.

Then came retirement.

J. Masters tried out several professions after retiring from the military, but he never found anything that fit his personality so well as the SERE field. Then his wife, several years his junior, graduated and Masters decided that it was his turn to tackle homemaking and child-rearing full time while she became the bread-winner.

And tackle motherhood he did.

The results of his applying military principles to household life were at times ridiculous, at times fruitless, and, most times, comedic. Day after day, Masters discovered that there was something infinitely more challenging than performing pre-jump checklists and surviving enemy interrogation (no enemy interrogator is quite as effective as a child asking all the whys of the known universe)- housewifery (as he so aptly coined) was the most challenging role he’d ever played.

One day, Masters sat down at his computer- the house finally quiet with the older kids at school and the younger kids napping- and started typing (rambling really). Every day, he penned the hilarity and chaos of household maintenance.

From Macho2Mom, in all its randomness, will have you laughing, crying and truly appreciating the greatness of mothers all over the planet.

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON here.

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