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Savannah homeschool programs: Classical Conversations communities of Coastal Georgia

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

homeschool programs in Savannah Pooler BlufftonThe Classical Conversations  communities of Coastal Georgia help equip, encourage and support parents in their homeschooling endeavors.

For more information, email Michele Stuchell at mstuchell@ClassicalConversations.com.

To find details on open houses and information meetings, please visit www.ClassicalConversations.com.

What Is Classical Conversations?

Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. Organizers believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.

CLASSICAL
The first key to a great education is that it is “classical.” By that we mean the classical model of education which has proven effective over time. This model has cultivated great leaders in the arts of freedom. Aristotle, Newton, C.S. Lewis and Thomas Jefferson are just a few examples of great thinkers who were educated classically.

A classical education is ideally suited to children’s natural learning style. The classical model divides the learning process into three stages: grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric. In the grammar stage, children devour facts. In the dialectic stage, children ask many questions as they sort and evaluate these facts. In the rhetoric stage, teenagers synthesize their knowledge and apply it. Learn more.

CHRISTIAN
From beginning to end, the Classical Conversations curriculum is founded on the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. Classical Conversations teaches that all subjects are not only interconnected but that God is the author and creator of each subject. Each subject informs us more about the true nature of God, and a better understanding of God informs us about each subject that is taught. Learn more.

COMMUNITY
Classical Conversations plants and supports local communities who meet once a week across the United States and in several other countries. Being part of a like-minded and committed community provides parents and students encouragement, fellowship, and accountability. To find a community near you click here.

PARENT TRAINING
Classical Conversations focuses on training parents to be great classical educators at home by hosting three-day summer conferences in many locations. These conferences are called Parent Practicums because they give parents practical training in difficult subjects like math, logic, and Latin. Conference speakers also model classical teaching methods, such as the art of asking questions and leading discussions. Parent Practicums are free and available to anyone interested in classical, Christian education. Parents who are willing to become tutors receive trainings during the afternoon sessions of the 3-day conference and receive additional on-line support throughout the year. Learn more.

Classical Conversations, www.ClassicalConversations.com, On Twitter here.  On Facebook here. Email mstuchell@ClassicalConversations.com . Classical Conversations is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: St. Andrew’s Lower School Open House, Wilmington Is., Dec. 6

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

St. Andrew's School Savannah private schools open houseSt. Andrew’s School – a private school on Wilmington Is. in Savannah – invites prospective families to a Lower School Open House, 10 AM Sat. Dec. 6 2014 at the school campus at 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410.

The open house will include parent tours with a Q&A as well as winter crafts and fun for ages 3 through Grade 4.

Call 912.897.4941 ext 452 to make your reservation.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School committed to being a leader in 21st Century teaching and learning, which includes a curricular focus on creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and character.

St. Andrew’s School received recognition as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation. This marks the third year in a row for the Savannah private school to receive the honor.

For more information on this Pre-K 3 through 12th Grade school, visit www.saintschool.com  or call 897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, email admission@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah Photographers: More Than Words Photography by Beanna Rendon in Pooler offers discount to SouthernMamas.com readers

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

savannah photographers More Than Words Photography by Beanna Rendon, Savannah is a on location photographer who specializes in natural light and real life photos that convey raw emotion.

Giving each client an opportunity to capture those moments that speak More Than Words and cherish those memories for years to come.

Whether you are looking for a Family Portrait, Maternity, Newborn, Senior, or just because take a look at More Than Words Facebook page to see some of her latest work and mention SouthernMams.com to receive 10% off of your 1 hour photo shoot.

Offering a wide variety of high quality professional prints and print products (including Holiday cards). Please feel free to contact Beanna at 912-988-6078 or 912-704-7803 with any questions.

More Than Words Photography by Beanna Rendon, 912-988-6078 On Facebookhere. More Than Words Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Special living history programs @ Fort Pulaski Nov. 8-9; free admission Nov. 11

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Free Veterans Day Nov. 11 2014 at Fort Pulaski National MonumentFort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah salutes veterans with special programs Nov. 8 & 9 2014 & free admission on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

November 8-9: Fort Pulaski National Monument will honor our nation’s veterans with a special living history event in the historic fort. The 48th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment will recreate many aspects of daily life at a major Civil War-era post.

A variety of programs will be offered throughout the weekend allowing visitors to learn about military inspections, mail calls, barracks life, and infantry drills. A special military salute to veterans will be offered at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

FREE admission Nov. 11: To commemorate Veterans Day, the National Park Service will waive all entrance fees. Savannah’s national park – Fort Pulaski National Monument – will be fee free Tuesday, November 11.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. For more information, click here nps.gov/fopu or call (912) 786-5787.

Savannah preschools: Scholarships Available for Pre-K Students @ JEA Preschool Savannah

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Quality Savannah preschools JEA Preschool Savannah

Searching for the perfect preschool for your child?

Check out JEA Preschool Savannah , located at the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street.

JEA Preschool Savannah serves children ages 16 months through 4 years.

This popular new, centrally-located midtown preschool is open to both JEA members and non members.

The preschool offers 2 & 3 day programs for ages 16 months through 2 years and a 5-day program for ages 16 months to 4 years.

For more details, click here. 

Please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215) or email preschool@savj.org for more information.

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Scholarships Available for Pre-K Students

JEA Preschool Savannah is a part of the ALEF Fund program, which offers scholarships to Pre-K students.

The ALEF Fund is a Georgia Tax Credit Student Scholarship Organization. The JEA Preschool Savannah is able to distribute the dollars collected through the ALEF Fund to Pre K families for the upcoming school year.

These funds greatly subsidize current tuition for the four year old core and afternoon program fees.

Families who want to learn more about applying for the ALEF Fund scholarship should contact Jodi Sadler at Jodi@savj.org or 355-8111.
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About JEA Preschool Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah opened its doors in August 2013. The school, which serves the needs of children ages 16 months through 4 years, focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The core curriculum is led by qualified and experienced teachers. Extended hours are available daily. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email preschool@savj.org or click here .

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. On Twitter here. JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Savannah Team in training Leukemia Looking for a meaningful way to get in shape and make new friends?

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program in Savannah is an endurance sports training program open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Since 1988, the program has helped over 600,000 participants cross the finish line and raise over $1 billion to help cure blood cancers. These are not professional athletes or professional fundraisers, these are folks just like you!

Stop by the TNT Expo Booth to learn more:

*Sun. Nov. 2, 11 AM-6 PM at the Savannah Food Day Festival in Daffin Park.

*Thurs. Nov. 6, 1-7 pm or Fri. Nov 7,10-7pm at the Rock n Roll Savannah Marathon Expo at the Convention Center on Hutchinson Island

*Fri. Dec. 5 10 AM-6 PM at Savannah River Bridge Run Expo, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

For more details, contact Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org or 912-436-3273.

Team In Training Program Info: TNT is an endurance sports training program designed to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Participants raise money to help cure blood cancers by crossing the finish line.  The program is open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Event Info: Three events are being offered this season.  1. The Asheville Marathon at Biltmore – March 15th.  A gorgeous course on Biltmore Estate property.  Half and full marathon options. 2. Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K – March 28th  3. Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon & Half – May 3rd.

Training Info: The local Savannah-based group will begin training on December 13th.  Tuesday and Thursday mornings and evenings and Saturday mornings.  There are several groups of all different paces.  Organizers try to make sure everyone has a buddy.  5K training begins in January.

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

Come learn more at these information meetings:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Office
340 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 220
Thurs. Nov. 13
6 PM

TNT Holiday Social
Thurs. Dec. 11
Details to come at www.lls.org/ga/savannah

Stay connected by liking Team in Training Savannah Facebook page here.

Team in Training Savannah, www.teamintraining.org/ga/  On Facebook here. Team in Training is SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Family Fun Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Sandbox Children's Museum SavannahFREE November Free Family Fun Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head 

THEME: MILITARY and FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT

Friday, November 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Free admission, fun crafts & activities.
Meet local First Responders & tell them “THANK YOU!”.
Make a personalized card or letter for a deployed soldier.
Top it off with Free Refreshments (while it lasts)
Our Troops would love to hear from you.

Sponsored in part by: The Bargain Box

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Veterans Day at the Sandbox, Nov. 11

CELEBRATE VETERAN’S DAY AT THE SANDBOX
Tuesday, November 11th, 10am-5pm

Special Offers for Military Members & their families:
½ price admission
$25 off an annual membership

Offers only valid 11/11/14. Valid military ID required.
Other coupons cannot be combined with this offer.

Adults, Children, Members: $6, Seniors and Active Military: $5, Children Up to 12 Months: free

Programs include Discover Imagine Grow, 10:30-11:30 AM. Program topic: Art/Lets Get Creative/Messy Creations. Program details here. 

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, On Facebook here. 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

Special Veterans Day 2014 program: Experience the lives of Fort Jackson soldiers, Savannah, Nov. 11

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Bring the kids to special Veterans Day programs @ Fort Jackson , Savannah. Experience the lives of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Children’s activities included.

Kids can experience the lives of soldiers during three wars.

Present and former military FREE.

Nov. 11, 2014

Where
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

For hours & admission costs, click here.

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

You’re invited: 17th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball, Nov. 15, Savannah

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

SMA Angels Charity Ball Savannah 2014The SMA Angels Charity Inc., a 100 percent volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), is pleased to present the 17th Annual SMA Angels “High Hopes” Charity Ball on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6 PM in Savannah.

Individual tickets are $80. Various sponsorship levels are available. All proceeds benefit the fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy and help support local families.

The 17th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball will take place at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Blvd., where guests will enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing with live entertainment by the Swingin’ Medallions band, dinner music provided by Roger Widener and a silent and live auction with auctioneer Matt Mattingly.

The SMA Angels Charity was founded in 1999 by the friends and family of Cassie and Skylar Swanson, twin sisters who were diagnosed with the most severe form of SMA five months after birth in 1997, to help raise community awareness and money for research devoted to finding a cure or treatment for SMA.

Read about the amazing Richmond Hill family with twin daughters born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) by clicking here.

A devastating neuromuscular disease, SMA is the number one genetic killer of children under two. At present, there is no cure or treatment.

“Parents of children diagnosed with SMA are often told that their child will never sit, walk or stand and most likely die before the age of two,” said Becky West, a 16-year member of the SMA fundraising committee. “Families with SMA children will never have the opportunity to experience a normal child’s upbringing. SMA Angels Charity has worked tirelessly over the past 17 years to improve quality of care for these children and help them participate in many of life’s exciting experiences. They feel all children deserve quality care and quality of life.”

For more information about SMA Angels Charity and to order tickets, please visit www.smaangels.org, call (912) 727-4SMA or email smacharity@aol.com.

ABOUT SMA ANGELS CHARITY INC.
SMA Angels Charity is a 100% volunteer, non-profit charity that was inspired by two amazing little girls, Cassie and Skylar Swanson. They were born March 7, 1997 and, at five months, were diagnosed with the deadly disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). These beautiful identical twins inspired not only their family, but a community of friends. Determined that no parent should ever again hear, “Your child, will never sit, stand or walk and they will die before the age of two,” this charity began its fight against SMA. The organization helps provide support for the crucial research to find a cure or treatment for SMA; sponsors investigation into the best quality of care for children with SMA; provides medical equipment and supplies to families of children with SMA; and continues to work to spread awareness and education about this deadly disease. For more information, please visit www.smaangels.org, call (912) 727-4762 or email smacharity@aol.com.

Celebrate Veterans Day @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is., Nov. 11

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Veterans Day Activities at Sandbox Children Museum Hilton Head Veterans Day at the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is, Nov. 11

CELEBRATE VETERAN’S DAY AT THE SANDBOX
Tuesday, November 11th, 10am-5pm

Special Offers for Military Members & their families:
½ price admission
$25 off an annual membership

Offers only valid 11/11/14. Valid military ID required.
Other coupons cannot be combined with this offer.

Adults, Children, Members: $6, Seniors and Active Military: $5, Children Up to 12 Months: free

Programs include Discover Imagine Grow, 10:30-11:30 AM. Program topic: Art/Lets Get Creative/Messy Creations. Program details here. 

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, On Facebook here. 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

Free Entry to Jepson Center Nov. 1-3, Savannah

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

FREE Family Days Telfair Jepson Savannah Free Entry to Jepson Center for the Arts November 1-3
Free Family Day Activities November 1

Telfair Museums presents three days of free admission to Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts and Whitfield Lovell: Deep River on Nov. 1-3. Included in the free days is an activity filled Free Family Day on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 1 to 4 pm. Jepson Center is at 207 W. York St. on Telfair Square.

Free Family Days are hosted every month. They are a fun and educational way to engage the entire family. Hundreds of visitors attend each month to enjoy hands-on activities. Free Family Days are free and open to the public thanks to funding provided by the City of Savannah and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

During this month’s Free Family Day, families explore Whitfield Lovell: Deep River, the multi-media exhibit that uses music, video, art and even dirt to create an experience for the viewer’s senses. Children dig for artifacts, participate in storytelling, create wooden art, draw portraits and play gallery games throughout the afternoon.

Artist John Mitchell will offer demonstrations along with other artists who incorporate historical themes into their work.

Hours:
Telfair Museums’ sites are open Sunday and Monday 12-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm.

For more information, call 912.790.8800 or visit www.telfair.org.

Jepson Center – 207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square
Telfair Academy – 121 Barnard Street, on Telfair Square
Owens-Thomas House – 124 Abercorn Street, on Oglethorpe Square

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Halloween BOO Boxes from Gigi’s Cupcakes, Savannah

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Halloween Boo Box Gigi's Cupcakes Savannah

Cute scary Halloween treat: Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah Halloween BOO Box assorted mini box.

Gigi’s has these oh-so tricky-treaty Halloween BOO BOXES available now – 12 for $18 or 24 for $33.

You can order cupcakes online by clicking here or call 912.349.2778

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is at 5521 Abercorn St., next to Petite Feet and across from the Publix Twelve Oaks Shopping Center.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 100,  912.349.2778 or email savannahga@gigiscupcakesusa.com , www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/savannahgeorgia. On Facebook here. Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is a SouthernMamas advertiser. 

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah fitness classes you can do with your baby

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Stroller moms fitness classes Savannah Richmond Hill Pooler

Workout before Halloween without having to find childcare.

Come to the Halloween class of the Stroller Strong Moms stroller workout classes 9:30 AM Wed. Oct. 29 at Savannah’s Forsyth Park.  You can get a rigorous workout with your child in tow. There will also be a stroller treat.

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Come to one of the regular Stroller Strong Moms stroller workout classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill,  Pooler  where you can get a rigorous workout with your child in tow.

Newcomers are welcome & first class is free!

FORSYTH PARK, SAVANNAH
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
9:30-10:30AM

J.F. GREGORY PARK, RICHMOND HILL
TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY
9:30-10:30AM

TOM TRIPLETT PARK, POOLER
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
9:30-10:30AM

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah also features 2 yoga classes per month, a (well-deserved) Moms’ Night out & race of the month.

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com On Facebook here. On Twitter herewww.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE KodeStars Arcade @ Geekend where kids can play video games created by kids

Monday, October 27th, 2014

KodeStars Arcade at Geekend in Savannah Nov. 15KodeStars Arcade in Savannah is a fun opportunity to play games created by elementary, middle school and high school kids.

This is a 2 hour event that is free and open to the public on November 15, 2pm-4pm.

Organized as a part of the Geekend conference, the KodeStars Arcade at Coastal Georgia Center 305 Fahm St. will be buzzing with creatives of all ages, eager to try out kids’ creations.

Games will be available for the public to view and play free of charge.

The KodeStars Arcade will highlight the best games submitted to the jury. A variety of prizes will awarded to the winners.

Middle and high school students are encouraged to submit video games for possible inclusion at Geekend. Go to www.kodestars.com for more information, including links to some easy-to-use programs to help build games. The submission deadline is Nov. 10.

“KodeStars encourages kids to use their creativity through original content creation and experimentation with introductory programming tools,” said Yvonne Jouffrault, Creative Coast board member and one of the organizers of KodeStars.

What: KodeStars Arcade at Geekend
When: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 15
Where: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah 31401
Cost: Free
Info: www.kodestars.com, www.geek-end.com

Learn more by clicking here. 

KodeStars Arcade, On Twitter here. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah,  31401,  www.kodestars.com/events/geekend2014,  KodeStars is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Pregnancy Yoga Workshop with Ann Carroll @ Savannah Yoga Center, Pooler, Nov. 1

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Pregnancy Prenatal Yoga Pooler Savannah Mamas-to-be, join Savannah Yoga Center in Pooler for a nurturing and supportive pregnancy yoga workshop, 1-3 PM Saturday, November 1st in Pooler.

This two hour workshop, held quarterly at SYC Pooler, is designed for mamas-to-be who are in the second and third trimesters.

It is a nurturing class that will support and empower the pregnant women while helping them bond with their babies.

The class will utilize gentle hatha yoga postures, mudras, breathing practices, visualization and deep relaxation—all designed to assist women on this journey into motherhood.

Register & learn more details by clicking here.

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

Vacation Q&A Virtual Event coming next week, Nov. 6

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Spring Break 2015 travel deals from Savannah Although fall is in full effect and the holidays are just around the corner, now is the time to start planning your spring break vacation.

To help you get inspired, Two Sisters Travel is hosting a Vacation Q&A Facebook event next Thursday, November 6th at 8P.

Two Sisters Travel experts will be online answering all of your spring break (or any vacation) planning questions.

If you’ve been curious about cruising like what’s the best age for kids to cruise or if you need a passport? Maybe you’re just overwhelmed with options for Disney? Get answers to all of these questions, plus tons of travel tips. There will even be a special booking offer for those who attend.

RSVP now on the Two Sisters Travel Facebook event, and invite your friends, too. This event will be a lot of fun.

If you’re ready to start planning your Spring Break getaway now, call Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel at 843-284-3241 or submit a no-obligation vacation quote online.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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