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

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Halloween kids activities Hilton Head Island children museums

The 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, 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

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

Pee Wee Rodeo benefit for Urban Hope, Savannah, Nov. 22

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Pee Wee Rodeo Savannah 2014Urban Hope’s 1st Annual Pee Wee Rodeo presented by Moves with a Purpose

Join Urban Hope for a fun filled day of all things cowboy and cowgirl. The Pee Wee Rodeo will introduce children to the fun and unique lifestyle of the rodeo. Children will be able to participate in rodeo events using a stick horse. There will also be pony rides, arts and crafts from Scribble Art Studio, farm animals and cowboy/cowgirl demonstrations.

Children younger than 2 can take part in a special “kiddie corral”. Food and beverages available for purchase from Molly MacPherson’s, Thomas “The hot dog man”, Leopold’s Ice Cream and Kona Ice.

All proceeds from the event will be benefit Urban Hope, a local non profit dedicated to giving children a free, safe, educational and loving environment after school and during the summer.

Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail
Cost: Adults $15, Children $10, 2 and Under are Free

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit urbanhopesavannah.org.

You’re invited: Fall Festival 2014 @ St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Oct. 25

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Savannah Fall Festivals St. James Catholic School

St. James Catholic School Fall Festival 2014 is open to the public.

Bring the kids to enjoy a zipline, obstacle course, rock wall, jousting, inflatables, petting zoo, tricycle race & more @ St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406

For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school or St. James Early Learning Center for ages 1-3 , visit www.sjcs-savannahga.org, call (912) 355-3132, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org, (912) 355-3132,  www.sjcs-savannahga.org On Facebook here.  St. James Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah daycares: Childcare Network for ages 6 weeks to 12 years

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Daycare Childcare in Savannah Childcare Network Each child has their own special way of learning.

At Childcare Network in Savannah, their  teachers use the KWL strategy in the 3 year old and PreK rooms.

This gauges what the child KNOWs, WANTs to know and gravitates towards in the classroom, and then gauge how they LEARN. This helps Childcare Network teachers support the students’ development and allows them to excel with their peers and in their classroom.

Click here  to see Childcare Network’s Three Year Old Developmental Milestones. While you’re on the site, check out Childcare Network’s Three Year Old Class Picture at school #21 on 7360 Hodgson Memorial Drive and the other classrooms at the school.

Childcare Network offers care to ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

Childcare Network #21 on Hodgson Memorial Drive in Savannah is currently accepting new enrollments in their premiere preschool programs for two and three year olds.

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

 

Mommy & Me early childhood music: Kindermusik in Savannah November classes

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

preschooler baby classes Mommy & Me Kindermusik Savannah

Join 88 KEYS PIANO, as brand new Kindermusik themes start November 3.

Come for a free visit the last Monday in October (27th) to see what it is all about.

For the month of November, babies ages 0’s and 1’s will be doing “Zoom Baby!” every Monday at 9:20am.

Bumpity-bump, zippity-zoom, babies are on the go! This unit is packed with move-move-movement, as spatial development takes focus. Activities that explore distance, speed, placement, reaching, dancing, rocking, bouncing, and wheels-on-the-bus-ing all get baby zoom-zoom-zooming to big smiles in Zoom Baby.

Toddlers ages 2’s and 3’s will be doing “Down on the Ground” every Monday at 10:15am. Get in at the ground level as you investigate critters and the outdoors, and especially things that live, grow, scurry, and bounce around!

To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com then click on the Kindermusik tab or call 912.988.KEYS (5397).

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.”

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Introduce your child to live theater: Goodnight Moon Musical @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Goodnight Moon Musical Savannah

We’ve seen many quality productions @ Savannah Children’s Theatre.

But the Goodnight Moon musical that’s playing this weekend is by far the most tot-friendly. The lively, sweet musical is less than 90 minutes – ideal for young kids.

If you’ve been on the fence about introducing your child to live theater, here’s your chance to introduce him/her.

Goodnight Moon (Musical) @ Savannah Children’s Theatre.

For tickets and additional information please visit Savannah Children’s Theatre website at savannahchildrenstheatre.org

Goodnight Moon Musical showtimes

Show weekends – October 18-19
Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM
Adults $15, Children/Seniors/Military $12

The Savannah Children’s Theatre, www.savannahchildrenstheatre.org, 2160 East Victory Drive, in the Crossroads Shopping Center. On Facebook here. 

FREE Field Trip for Savannah Homeschoolers, Oct. 24

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Free homeschool field trip in Savannah Attention parents of all homeschool students in the Greater Savannah area: you’re invited on a FREE field trip for homeschoolers:  Georgia Historic Society (GHS) Scavenger Hunt & TOUR

Learn how to use GHS research tools to discover your family’s genealogy & Georgia History

Friday, October 24, 2014
9A-10:30A
Georgia Historical Society-Hodgson Hall
501 Whitaker Street/W. Gaston Street
912-651-2125

Dress Code*: Casual Attire
*see dress codes for details at www.iln-ga.org

Pack a lunch and join Independent Learning Network, Inc. afterward at Forsyth Park for some well-deserved time off

RSVP by Monday, October 20th via email at info@iln-ga.org or (912)355-7557

Independent Learning Network, Inc., email info@iln-ga.org, tel: (912)355-7557  7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, www.iln-ga.org On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Affordable Savannah art classes for kids including Morning Mud for Toddlers, Felt Animals & more

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Art classes for children in Savannah Parent and Child Holiday Clay, Soap Making Workshop, Morning Mud for toddlers, Felt Animals, Enameling, and Intro to Tiles.

Those are just a few of the fun art classes & workshops offered this Fall/Winter 2014 @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios at 9 W. Henry St.

Register now for day & evening sessions for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels.

Sessions begin October 27 and run through December 12. Three week and six week classes are available, as well as weekend workshops.

Visual arts class mediums include ceramics, glass, metalsmithing, and jewelry making. New workshops this session are Parent and Child Holiday Clay, Soap Making Workshop, Morning Mud for toddlers, Felt Animals, Enameling, and Intro to Tiles.

Cost

Class fees here. Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted.

Register

Class schedule and registration forms are available online here or by calling (912) 651-6783. Class fees here. 

Youth Workshops

Fused Glass Jewelry (2 weeks)
Instructor: Stephanie VanGeel
Ages 8+, Sat., Nov. 15 & 22, 10am-12pm
Join this fun hands-on class and learn how to layer glass to create jewelry. Students will create rings, necklaces and much more using a variety of techniques.
$55/$50 city resident

Raku
Instructor: Clair Buckner
All Ages, Sat., Nov. 22, 10-1pm
This ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique in which 2000° glowing red hot works are removed from the kiln and placed into a fire chamber filled with combustibles is sure to inflame and inspire. Personal bisque fired works can be glazed and fired. Pieces will be available for those who want to participate.
$10 per piece fired

Savannah art ceramics clay classes for children Parent & Child Holiday Clay
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Come join us for a holiday themed parent child workshop and make your own festive piece of art! Students will learn, basic hand building techniques and decorating techniques!
Ages 6+, Sat., Dec. 6, 10-12pm
$15/$10 city resident

Fused Glass Ornaments
Instructor: Christine Hefner
Ages 8+, Sat., Dec. 6, 10-1pm
Join this hands-on workshop open to all skill levels interested in fused glass. Students will learn basic glass cutting and fusing techniques creating a unique fused glass ornaments.
$15/$10 city resident

Youth Visual Art Classes
Teen Jewelry (4 weeks)
Instructor: Jessica Duckworth
Ages 12+, Tues. Nov 18 – Dec. 9, 4:15-5:15pm
This introductory class will teach young students the fundamentals of jewelry design. Students will work with wire wrapping, beading and other techniques to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
$65/$60 city resident

Bookmaking (6 weeks)
Instructor: Johanna Hickey
Ages 8+, Wed. Oct. 29 – Dec. 10, 4 -5pm
In this beginning level class, students will explore traditional and alternative bookmaking methods. The class include, designing and creating their own covers as well as several ways of binding, from adhesive to non-adhesive techniques.
$85/$80 city resident

Children’s Clay (4 weeks)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 10-16, Wed. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 3:30-4:30pm
This introductory clay class will teach young students the fundamentals of hand building and sculpture. Students will work with coils and slabs and a variety of glazes.
$65/$60 city resident

Morning Mud for Toddlers (3 weeks) – NEW
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 3-6, Thurs. Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 10-11am
This is a perfect pottery play date! This class will allow for a creative ceramic experience to be shared by children and their parents. The class will focus on coil and slab construction as well as different decorative techniques. Each week we will explore a new creative idea with clay.
$15/$10 city resident –per class

Felt Animals (6 weeks) – NEW
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 8+, Thurs., Oct. 30 – Dec. 11, 4-5pm
This class will teach children the basics of sewing and embroidery in a fun and creative way! Students will learn how to work from a drawing template to recreate one-of-a-kind animals out of felt!
$85/$80 city resident

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

You’re invited: ‘Make Middle School Awesome’ District One Town Hall

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

If you’re a parent who plans to send your child to a middle school in District 1 of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, mark this one down on your calendar as a do-not-miss event.

Make Middle School Awesome — District One Town Hall
6 PM Monday, November 3
The STEM Academy
207 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31406

District 1 Savannah-Chatham County School Board Member Julie Wade will host this District One town hall meeting to discuss how we can make middle school awesome in Savannah-Chatham County public schools.

Format will include 15 minute presentation on the good, the bad, and the ugly about our middle schools, and then 4 break out sessions to gather parent, student, and community input about what you would like to see in our middle schools.

The district is in the process of reformulating some of our middle schools, and this is a great opportunity to get your input on how those should look and feel.

Halloween 2014 in Savannah: Families invited to SCAD’s FREE BOOLand, Oct. 31

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Halloween 2014 in Savannah SCAD BOOLand trick or treating

Here’s a way your kids can trick or treat, enjoy other Halloween activities & connect with the SCAD community.

Join BooLand for an evening of Halloween themed activities, goodies and trick or treating.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

6-8 PM October 31, 2014 at The Terrace between East 62nd & East 63rd streets in Midtown Savannah betweeen Abercorn & Habersham streets, behind Habersham Village. SCAD students dress up and give out candy to the children from the community.

Children activities include:

– Cookie decorating
– Chocolate covered apples
– GloWalk
– Ghost lollipops
– Face painting
– Fortune telling
– BooBowling
– Corn hole
– Photo booth
– Themed music
– And more!

FOR MORE LOCAL HALLOWEEN KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Open Houses at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, winner of National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Savannah Christian Preparatory School National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Arne Duncan, recently named Savannah Christian Prep Middle School as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence based on the consistent, academic excellence displayed by the students and teachers.

Savannah Christian Prep is one of only 50 private schools and 287 public schools to win this award, the highest achievement that any school can earn.

This marked the second time in just three short years that Savannah Christian Prep has captured the Blue Ribbon award based on outstanding academic achievement measured by standardized test scores and other indicators of success. Winning twice within three years is an exceptional honor and is one not duplicated in our area.

To learn more about Savannah Christian Prep, plan to attend one of the school’s open houses:

Open Houses @ the Chatham Parkway campus, 1599 Chatham Parkway, Savannah, 31408.

LOWER SCHOOL PreK – 5th Grade
Thursday, November 13th 4:30 pm Special Time for our K3 children
Thursday, November 13th 6:30pm
Thursday, December 4th 9:30 am
Tuesday, January 13th 9:30 am

UPPER SCHOOL 9th – 11th Grade
Monday, November 17th 6:30 pm

Open Houses @ the DeRenne Avenue campus, 2415 East DeRenne Avenue • Savannah • 31406

LOWER SCHOOL PreK – 5th Grade
Tuesday, December 2nd 9:30 am
Thursday, January 15th 9:30 am

MIDDLE SCHOOL 6th– 8th Grade
Thursday, November 20th 6:30 pm

Savannah Christian Preparatory School, 1599 Chatham Parkway, Savannah, 31402 www.savcps.com  tel. (912) 234-1653, email info@savcps.com On Facebook here. On Twitter here.  Savannah Christian Preparatory School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Save on your 2015 Disney vacation with 2 new discounts with Two Sisters Travel

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Disney Deals Savannah JUST ANNOUNCED: 2 new ways to save BIG on your next Walt Disney World vacation with the Play, Stay, Dine, & Save promotion or Save Up to 30% at Select Resort Hotels.

When you combine your resort stay, dining, and theme park tickets in the popular Play, Stay, Dine, & Save Promotion, you’ll save up to $600 (based on family of 4).

This offer is available at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and includes most stays 12/14/14 – 12/20/14 and 1/5/15 – 3/7/15.

 If you don’t need a dining plan or tickets, you can save up to 30% on your room at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for most stays 1/5/15 – 3/28/15.

 Availability for both of these promotions is extremely limited, and rooms will sell out fast.

Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel your no-obligation Disney vacation quote or call us at 843-284-3241 for details, and start planning your magical Disney vacation! 

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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Halloween Costume Sale 2014 @ Savannah Ballet School of Dance

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Savannah Ballet School of Dance

Don’t let high priced Halloween costumes scare you!

Come shop the excellent selection of gently used, high quality costumes @ Savannah Ballet School of Dance on Whitemarsh Island.

Savannah Ballet has costumes for all ages!

Halloween 2014 costume sale Savannah Ballet 2014 Costume Sale
Saturday & Sunday
Sat. & Sun  Oct. 18 & 19
Sat & Sun. Oct. 25 & 26
1-4 PM

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For more Halloween events, click here.

Savannah Ballet Theatre/Savannah Ballet School of Dance, 115 Charlotte Dr Savannah, (912) 897-2102www.savannahballettheatre.org/ On Facebook here. Savannah Ballet Theatre is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FOR MORE LOCAL HALLOWEEN KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICKHERE. 

Frozen at-home birthday kits offered by Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Monday, October 13th, 2014

At home Frozen Birthday Parties Kits Savannah

At-home Frozen Birthday Party kits offered at Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Frozen fans everywhere will have the time of their life decorating Frozen treasure boxes and Elsa dolls. Minimal mess and prep required so you have plenty of time to enjoy the day! Kits available at Scribble Art Studio for parties of 10, 15, or 20 and include:

*Wooden Pegs
*Wooden Treasure Boxes
*Acrylic Paint (3 colors)
*Snowflake Stickers
*Yellow Yarn
*Sequins
*White Felt
*Paintbrushes
*Mini Frozen Illustrated Backgrounds

Party of 10, $40
Party of 15, $50
Party of 20, $60

*Kits can be upgraded to include Frozen canvases and/or houses for an additional cost!

Details here.

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or emailinfo@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Memorial’s Rehab Services Moving to New Pooler Location; Therapist Offers Tips for Healthy Infant Development

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Pediatric Rehab outpatient therapy services Memorial’s Rehab Services Moving to New Pooler Location

The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center is moving its Pooler outpatient office to the Mulberry office park.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 27, therapists will see adult and pediatric patients at 101 West Mulberry Drive, Suite 210. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The phone number is 912-273-1000.

Therapist Offers Tips for Healthy Infant Development

Two of the conditions treated at The Rehabilitation Institute are torticollis and plagiocephaly, which affect some infants before or shortly after birth.

Torticollis is caused by a tight neck muscle and results in the baby’s head tilting to one side. It may occur before birth, although its cause is unknown. Left untreated, torticollis can cause developmental delays in rolling, sitting up and walking.

Plagiocephaly, which is often present with torticollis, is a flattening along the back of the head causing asymmetry. It can cause an uneven facial shape and uneven ear position.

Studies have shown that positioning and exercise started within the first three months result in excellent outcomes. Consult your pediatrician if you have concerns. Early referral to a physical therapist for evaluation may prevent a child from having to attend prolonged therapy and may prevent the need for a cranial molding helmet.

If you suspect your baby may have symptoms of these conditions, try these suggestions from Sherry Mitchell, lead pediatric physical therapist at The Rehabilitation Institute:

Give your baby tummy time when she is awake.

Position the crib, swing or bouncer so that your baby turns his head toward the tight side.

Position your baby on her side for play and alternate sides.

Alternate sides when nursing or bottle feeding to encourage head turning.

Use only approved positioning devices in the carseat to keep the head midline.

For more information on pediatric or adult rehabilitation services, call 912-350-7128 or visit rehabinstitute.memorialhealth.com.

Memorial University Medical Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Holiday Family Portrait Sessions at an affordable rate with 3 Savannah photographers

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

affordable holiday portrait sessions Savannah Family Photographers Professional Photographers Jamie Weaver , Greg Ceo, Rich Burkhart, and SCAD Staff Photographer John McKinnon have generously agreed to donate their time to shoot a limited number of Holiday Family Photos in Savannah to support the Montessori Education Society of Savannah.

And that means you get a great deal.

Jamie, Greg, Rich and John will be photographing children and families Friday, October 17th – Sunday, October 19th & Sun. Nov. 2 2014 at the circular park located at the intersection of Battey Street and East 50th Street in Savannah’s Ardsley Park neighborhood.

These portrait sessions are open to the public but spaces are limited so please sign up now. Sign up here. 

Pricing

$35 — Online Proofing – Your family photos displayed online at Pictage.com, from which you can order high quality holiday cards and prints – see below.

— OR —
$50 — Digital Delivery – Digital delivery of one selected photo as a high-res jpeg suitable for printing holiday cards and prints from the photo lab of your choice (including Pictage if you wish.)

— OR —

$100 — DigiDouble Special – If you book two or more consecutive Digital Delivery sessions, we will give you all of your images as high-res jpegs suitable for printing holiday cards and prints from the photo lab of your choice.

Sign up here.