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Toddler Tuesday nature programs at Oatland Is. Wildlife Center, Savannah

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Toddler Tuesdays nature programs for kids in Savannah at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

If you are new to the Savannah area or are a new parent, then you need to check out Toddler Tuesdays, a fun weekly program that celebrates nature @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410.

At Toddler Tuesday, children & their parents/caretakers experience nature through themed activities including live animal encounters, wildlife nature walks, storytelling, songs, interactive finger-play & crafts.

Oatland’s naturalist Michelle Kelly leads these exciting & educational sessions.

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center.
Programs are at 10 AM & 11 AM on Tuesdays each week . Pre-registration required before 4 PM Monday prior. Call 395-1517 or register online by clicking here. 

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees for 2015:
General: $5 per child $5 per adult
Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

TODDLER TUESDAY THEMES

October 6 Bats eat bugs—They don’t eat people. October is International Bat Month! We will study bats at this Toddler Tuesday and dispel some myths and learn to appreciate these nocturnal aerial acrobatists.

October 13 Who’s Awake?—If Wahoohoo is not awake, then we will wake her up to come to her annual autumnal Toddler Tuesday debut. Owl breeding season has arrived and we want to make sure you can tell Who is hooting in your back yard.

October 20 No Toddler Tuesday because organizers will by busy preparing the center for our annual kid festival fundraiser: the Halloween Hike. Do not miss this good time on both Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th from 5-8pm.

October 27 Trick or Treat—It is Halloween so we are going to hand out sweets to our animals and find out who at Oatland has a sweet tooth. Bring your strollers because we will be sharing some treats with our barn animals.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

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You’re invited: Open House at St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Jan. 6

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Savannah private school open houses St. James Catholic School

You’re invited to a pre-K & Kindergarten Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  9:30 AM Tuesday Jan. 6 2015.

Come see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer!

Stay connected & informed about St. James Catholic School by liking them on Facebook here.

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Open House 9:30 AM Tuesday Jan. 6 2015

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For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school, visit www.sjcs-savannahga.org, call (912) 355-3132, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org

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

Video Game Design for ages 10 & older, Savannah

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Video Game Design for kids Savannah Utopia Ga

Utopia Ga. Savannah Autism Speaks

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah invites your kids ages 10 & older to take part in an 8-week session Video Game Design class in Savannah.

The class will meet every other Saturday, 10AM-1PM starting Jan. 17 2015.

Students will learn a range of computer game design skills.

For more information or to register, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah is proudly sponsored by Autism Speaks Regional Grant,

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. provides a range of unique skill development programs and in-home support services for families of children with and without diagnoses, such as ASD, SPD, ADD, ODD, LD, PDD-NOS, and other Behavioral and Developmental Issues. Utopia, 54 Rio Road, Savannah, 31419  www.utopiaga.us,  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Tel: 912-224-0201 Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Build a Football Toss Game @ FREE Home Depot workshops for kids, Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is./Bluffton

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Free Kids' Home Depot Workshops in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head The Home Depot Kids Workshop is a free class for kids held the 1st Saturday of every month at The Home Depot stores between 9 AM-Noon. More info here.

When a child goes to the Home Depot Kids Workshop, they’ll get a free project kit they can complete and take home during they workshop. They’ll also get a free kid sized orange apron and an achievement pin for a job well done.

The Home Depot Kids Workshop is similar to the Lowe’s free Build and Grow Clinics for kids held on weekends at Lowe’s stores. For info on the Lowe’s Build and Grow free workshops, click here.

Home Depot Kids Workshop Schedule Sept. 5 2015
Learn how to make a Football Toss Game. Register here. 

  • Offered the 1st Saturday at all The Home Depot stores between 9AM- Noon. Please do not arrive before 9AM
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.
  • One workshop kit, apron and pin per child, while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.
  • Thank you for registering online to help organizers better plan our craft kit quantities needed. Register here. 

The free kids’ workshops are available at Home Depot stores in Savannah, East Savannah, Hilton Head Is/Bluffton, & Pooler. More info here.

Savannah Holiday Deals: child’s easel & art supplies @ Barnett Educational Supplies

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

barnett educational supplies holiday deals Savannah 2014

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net   www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Kids’ Cooking Playdates, Frozen Parties & Birthday Parties with Tummy Time Foods, Savannah & Pooler

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Kids Cooking Birthday Parties Savannah Pooler

Kids Can Cook!

Tummy Time Foods in Savannah provides hands-on cooking and nutrition events for kids of all ages! Their signature Kids Cooking Parties are the tastiest way to learn and play! In addition to these deliciously amazing events, Tummy Time Foods also provides Birthday Cooking Parties, At-Home Cooking Parties, Cooking Classes, Cooking Camps and Family Nutrition Coaching.

Looking for a creative idea for your child’s birthday? Looking for a creative activity for your kids during winter break? Book your Kids Cooking Party today at www.tummytimefoods.com.

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Frozen cooking holiday party for kids Savannah Tummy Time Foods

“Frozen” Holiday Treats Kids’ Cooking Party

Saturday, December 20
11am-12:30pm
Ampersand Savannah (36 MLK Blvd.)
Are your kids crazy about “Frozen”? Well, don’t miss Tummy Time Foods “Frozen” Holiday Treats Cooking Party, Saturday, December 20 at 11:00am-12:30pm at Ampersand in Downtown Savannah. Kids will make deliciously adorable cold-weather treats, crafts they can keep, enter to win a special prize and enjoy a sing-a-long with The Snow Queen herself. Kids ages 3 and up are only $20 and kids ages 2 and younger are free!! Advanced tickets are required and available here. Seating is limited, so book your child’s seat today

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Weekly Tiny Tots Play Dates in Pooler

Tuesdays at 10-11am beginning January 13, 2015.
Join Tummy Time Foods in Savannah for the most creative play date in town. Kids ages 5 and under will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two seasonal food crafts—one to eat and one to keep! The cost is only $10 per child. Play Dates take place at the Tom Triplett Park Conference Room in Pooler.

Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased individually or in a 4-session bundle here.

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Frozen Playdate Savannah Children's Museum Tummy Time Foods

Tiny Tots Play Date in Savannah

Friday, January 16
10-11am
Savannah Children’s Museum
Calling all kids ages 5 and younger for the most creative culinary experience in town. Come experience Tummy Time Foods’ Tiny Tots Play Date at Savannah Children’s Museum on January 16th from 10am-11am. Kids will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two delicious, seasonal food crafts– one to eat and one to keep.

This month’s theme is “Frozen.” Space is limited and tickets are $10 per child. Click here to register. Contact Adrienne Edge with questions at adrienne@tummytimefoods.com. Advanced tickets are required.

Tummy Time Foods, www.tummytimefoods.com, (912) 996-7120 email info@tummytimefoods.com On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Holiday Kids’ Fun @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

sandbox children's museum holiday events

December is a fine time to visit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

All of the events below are happening @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum this month.

DIY Holiday Crafts
Each Saturday in December
Included in admission

Twas Two Days Before Christmas
Tuesday, December 23st, 10:30 am – noon
Included in admission. Join in as Santa stops by and reads a classic holiday story, then decorate a frame to use for your favorite holiday picture! They’ll have cocoa and cookies on the porch, too! Included in admission. Space is limited. On a first come, first serve basis. Details here. 

Santa’s Last Stop
Wednesday, December 24th
11:30 am – 1 pm
Included in admission
Santa will be stopping by one final time before he heads to the North Pole – make sure you’re here to drop off your last-minute wish list and snap a picture with the holly jolly guy himself.

Special Holiday Parent’s Night Out
Monday, December 29th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
$30 per child for non-members, $20 per child for members. Are you ready to get away from the mountain of toys in your house? Need some quiet time to put your house back together? Bring the kids over for a night of crafts, friends, and fun! Reservations required. Details here.  Call 843-842-7645 to sign up

Kids' New Year's events Savannah Hilton Head Is.

Noon Year’s Eve
Wednesday, December 31st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$10 for non-members, $8 for members
Are the kids excited to ring in 2015, but you know they won’t make it up until midnight? Come on over and celebrate with us! We’ll have a bounce house, snow machine, activities and games, lunch, and a balloon drop at noon. 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

Simplify your Friday: Enjoy a $21 fresh, pick-up meal for 4 from SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit, Savannah

Monday, December 15th, 2014

pick up meals Savannah SCAD FOHTYEnjoy fresh food that is flavorful and cooked to perfection from SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit in Savannah with dinner for four for the low price of only $21.

Simply email Eric Davidson at eric.davidson@cafebonappetit.com by 2 PM Thursday Dec. 18. Please put FOHTY in the subject line. Remember to include your name and the number of dinners you would like to order in your email.  Please let him know that you were referred by SouthernMamas.com.

Don’t forget to share with your friends . After five referrals, you’ll receive a FREE meal.

Meals are ready for pick up (complete with reheating instructions) on Fridays between 3-6PM at Jo’s Cafe, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Methods of payment include: credit card, cash.

Savor your meal & your no-cook Friday.

Learn more here. 

SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit,  http://scad.cafebonappetit.com/events/, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401 email eric.davidson@cafebonappetit.com. On Facebook here. SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Holiday Camp at The Ballet School, Savannah, Dec. 22

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The Ballet School Savannah boys ballet classes

Shopping to complete? Last minute decorating? Need to keep the kids busy?

Register your kids for Holiday Camp @ The Ballet School in Savannah.

Every year The Ballet School in Savannah holds its “Holi-DAY Camp” and it is loads of FUN. Laughter and smiles are all around. Games, crafts, music, skits, hot chocolate, delightful snacks & a fabulous visit from Santa.

Don’t be surprised when the children want to cover your lawn with their “reindeer food”. Every year the Ballet School has returning campers for this special event.

Holiday Camp boys and girls ballet Savannah HOLIDAY CAMP
Monday December 22
9:30 AM- 1 PM
Ages 3-6 yrs
Cost $45 per child,

Boys and girls welcome! Open to all – children do not have to be current students @ The Ballet School to attend.

Click here to register.

The Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn Street, Suite 8, Piccadilly Square, Savannah, 31406 (912)925-0903, email theballetschool@comcast.net, www.theballetschoolsav.com  On Facebook here.  The Ballet School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE cookie decorating, holiday crafts with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Dec. 20, Wilmington Island

Monday, December 15th, 2014

free holiday kids' events Savannah Wilmington Island

Calling all kids! Mr. & Mrs. Claus hope you join them at the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market for their 1st Annual Christmas Crafty Corner for Kids, Sat. Dec. 20, 10:30am-12:30pm.

There’ll be Christmas cookie decorating, ornament making, reindeer puzzles, Christmas card making and more holiday crafts to get you in the creative spirit.

All kids welcome!

The YMCA Competitive Gymnastic Team Elves will lend a helping-hand and the Christmas Market Express Train will be there for your riding pleasure

All arts and crafts activities for the kids are FREE. But please, please RSVP so organizers will have enough supplies. Please click here for more details & to RSVP.

This will be the last market of the fall season.

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market
111 Walthour Rd, Wilmington Island, 31410

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New Year’s Eve Fondue @ The Melting Pot of Savannah

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Melting Pot Savannah

New Years Eve Celebration @ The Melting Pot of Savannah.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31

New Years Eve – Savannah – 2014

Dine like a GOD or GODDESS, and bring the year in right with this New Years Eve Mediterranean inspired Dinner!

Cheese: Spicy Hummus and Olive Cheese
Salad: Strawberry and Feta with a White Balsamic Glaze
Entree: Roasted Garlic Shrimp, Honey and Cinnamon Pork Medallion, Sonoran Chicken, Bacon Salt Filet Mignon and Goat Cheese Raviolis
Dessert: Baklava White Chocolate

Alternatives for each course:
A Classic Cheddar Fondue can be substituted.
A Ceasar Salad can be substituted.

A Pure Milk Chocolate Fondue can be substituted.

$49.95 per person.

Tax and gratuity not included.Not valid with any other promotion, offer, or discount

Details here. 

The Melting Pot, 232 E. Broughton St. Savannah, Ga 31401 tel: 912-349-5676 for reservations, www.meltingpot.com/savannah  The Melting Pot of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE kids’ holiday workshop Dec. 12 @ Lowe’s Build & Grow kids’ clinics on select Saturdays in Savannah, Pooler, Beaufort, Bluffton, Hinesville, Rincon

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Lowes Build and Grow logo Sept 2013
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics are free to the public and occur select Saturdays at 10am. Below is the next upcoming clinic. Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic’s date.

Holiday kids’ workshops: 
10AM Dec. 12 2015

To register for a Build and Grow kids’ clinic, click here.

Don’t miss out on the FREE fun!

Details here.  
Clinics are available at Lowe’s stores in Savannah, Rincon, Pooler, Bluffton, Hinesville, Beaufort, Statesboro, Brunswick and more.

The free clinics are similar to The Home Depot Kids Workshop, which are free classes for kids held on the first Saturday of each month at Home Depot stores across the country. To learn more about the Home Depot free kids’ workshops & see the Home Depot schedule of upcoming kids’ workshops, click here.

Collective Face Theatre presents The Little Prince play, Savannah

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

The Little Prince puppet show Savannah 2014Here’s a perfect Savannah holiday show for the whole family.

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents

THE LITTLE PRINCE
By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
Adapted from the novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Shows are at Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville, Savannah Georgia 31415. Click here for driving directions.

Directed and designed by
David I.L. Poole, artistic director for The Collective Face

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble continues its third season with an adaptation of the beloved classic novella THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, adapted for the stage by Rick Cummins and John Scoular.

Stranded, thirsty and alone, a pilot who crash-landed in the Sahara Desert meets an enigmatic, charismatic young prince fallen from the sky who regales him with tales of life among the stars: tales with earthly importance. This delightful adaptation of this classic tale leaves us all with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry and love again.

The Collective Face production features ensemble members Christopher Blair, Zach Blaylock, Eric Salles and Vanessa Stipkovits, with guest artist JinHi Soucy Rand.

Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 seniors/students/military

Showtimes

Dec. 19 and 20 (Fridays and Saturdays) at 8pm
Dec. 21 (Sunday matinees) at 3pm

Call 912-232-0018 for reservations

collectiveface.org

Extended office hours @ SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, Savannah & Richmond Hill

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Pediatricians in Savannah, RIchmond Hill, Rincon

Because it seems like every other child is sick with the flu in Savannah, we wanted to remind you of extended hours at SouthCoast Health Pediatrics.

Extended hours are available at SouthCoast Health Pediatrics at the following locations/dates/times:

SAVANNAH
310 Eisenhower Drive, Building 16
912.303.3500
Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care hours; 9 AM-NOON. Walk-ins Welcome.

RICHMOND HILL
10055 Ford Avenue, Suite 4A
912.527.5352
Extended care: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-7:30 PM. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday Urgent Care hours: 9 AM-Noon. Walk-ins welcome

Please note that extended hours are not available for new patients.

Below is an address and phone number for the Rincon location below, The Rincon location does not currently have any extended hours.

RINCON
613 Towne Park Drive West, Suite 305
912.826.4866

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics, SouthCoast Health Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Independent Learning Networks offers 2015 STEM Classes for Savannah Homeschoolers

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

STEM STEAM homeschool classes Savannah

 

Independent Learning Network is a support network for Independent Learners and their families in Coastal Georgia. ILN was established to address the need for alternative educational options in the region and is dedicated to the academic excellence of home-based learners in academic levels 3-12.

Learn more here. 

Flexible payment options available
Consult your tax professional about deductions for educational expenses

For additional information and to register, please call (912) 355-7557 or visit www.iln-ga.org

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the academic excellence of home-based and other non-conventional learners.

The ILN resource center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite #101. Hours are by appointment.

Independent Learning Network, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, 912-355-7557, www.iln-ga.org On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FREE Kindermusik Savannah program for children & their caregivers, Dec. 22

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

kindermusik mommy and me children activities Savannah

All new class themes begin in January for Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano in Savannah.
Plan to join Kindermusik December 22 for a free visit to see what Kindermusik is all about.
Babies 0-2 meet Mondays at 9:20am, toddlers ages 2 and 3 meet at 10:15am and ages 4-5 meet Monday afternoons at 3:40p. 
Call to make an appointment to visit a free trial today: 912.988.KEYS (5397).
To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com & click on the Kindermusik link 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

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