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Coupon code to join Moms in Training in Savannah & train for Publix Women’s 5K

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Moms in Training in Savannah

Moms in Training in Savannah Session Beginning Now!

Join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Moms In Training program and train to complete the Publix Women’s 5K on March 28th.

Training sessions are held at 9AM on Saturday mornings at Daffin Park and strollers are welcome.

Participants receive a training plan, coach supported training sessions, entry to the race and a race day shirt. Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer. Help raise funds to find a cure.

Join today for only $25 with coupon code SAVMAMA at www.teamintraining.org/ga or contact Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org for more info.

Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Savannah Women’s Half & 5K | 7am
Historic District – Savannah

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Register for Spring 2015 Micro & Recreational Soccer with Savannah United

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Winter Soccer Camp January 2015 Savannah United

Registration is now open for Savannah United Spring 2015 Soccer season.

If you have an Early Goals aged player (30 months to 48 months) the info below does not apply. Please check the Early Goals page for more information by clicking here.

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U4, U6 & U8 Micro Program

REGISTRATIONS
+ Registrations for U4, U6, and U8 are currently OPEN – register here.
+ There will be a **LATE FEE** assessed on February 24th, so be sure to register before then

UNIFORMS
+ Every player in the U6 and U8 age groupings will need a new uniform this spring
+ Uniforms are ordered online from Specialty Sports . Order here.
+ Uniforms will need to be ordered by February 24th to ensure they are ready for the 1st game

Between the recreational and the micro programs, Savannah United is moving the players into a standard uniform package – same package for every player on every team. Each player on each team will get a LIGHT BLUE and a LIME jersey. This will help simplify the process as players may shift between teams from fall to spring and year to year.

The game schedule will details which uniform to wear. One team will wear LIGHT BLUE and the other will wear the LIME, the schedule will make it clear who is to wear which color.

Each team can wear whichever color socks, shorts, shoes as they wish.

PLAYING
+ Practices will begin for those who are registered on February 23rd
+ Games will begin on March 14th
+ No games on April 4th
+ Last games will be on May 9th

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U10 – U14 Recreational Program

* Registration is open now and will close on 2/28 (late fee of $15 assessed beginning 2/21)

* Registration can be completed and more information can be found here 

* All players (new and returning) must order a new uniform package through Specialty Sports (late fee assessed after 2/22) that will last until Spring 2017. Click here to order uniforms:

* Practice for most teams will begin the week of 2/23

* The first round of games will be 3/7

* Playoff Week will be 5/11 – 5/14

Savannah United, www.savannahunited.com, 702 Mall Blvd Suite C, Savannah, 31406, tel 912-691-2472, email info@savannahunited.com. On Facebook here. Savannah United is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser . 

Savannah homeschool programs/groups: Classical Conversations Open Houses & Info Meetings

Friday, January 30th, 2015

homeschool programs in Savannah Pooler Bluffton

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

Classical Conversations  participants believe that every child is uniquely and wonderfully made and that parents can be the best teachers for their children. Through their Foundations (K4- 6th grade), Essentials (4th-6th grade), and Challenge (7th-12th grade) programs, Classical Conversations  supports parents and students along the journey of homeschooling.

Classical Conversations  would love to have you join them!

You’re invited to an information meeting about Classical Conversations and then an open house. There are various meeting times and locations all over the Coastal Georgia area.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele Stuchell at MStuchell@ClassicalConversations.com. For more information about CC, please visit www.ClassicalConversations.com.

Classical Conversations Information Meetings:

February 2, 4:30 to 6:30 at Dairy Queen in Rincon; RSVP to Jean Hayes at jmschoe25@gmail.com

February 3, 7-9p at Dairy Queen in Rincon; RSVP to Sarah Eno at abisarahgail@yahoo.com

February 4, 2-4p at Tiffany Drabek’s home; RSVP to Tiffany Drabek at TiffanyDrabek@gmail.com for directions and address

February 11, 2p at Chick-Fil-A in Pooler; RSVP to Angela Theiss at angela722@hotmail.com

February 11, 6:30 Panera in Hinesville; RSVP to Rachel Jones at jonesfam1991@yahoo.com

February 12, 2p at JF Gregory Park in Richmond Hill; RSVP to Tonya Robinson at tonya@richmondhillcc.com

February 17, Dairy Queen in Hinesville; RSVP to Amanda Nielsen at amanda.lakewoodcc@gmail.com

February 19, Dunkin Donuts on Rt. 17, Savannah, 3-5p; RSVP to Michele Stuchell at MStuchell@ClassicalConversations.com

February 21, 3-4pm in Guyton; RSVP to Patty Mowers at PattyMowers@gmail.com for directions, address

Classical Conversations Open Houses

February 3, Pooler

Foundations and Essentials, RSVP to Angela Theiss at angela722@hotmail.com

February 3, Savannah

Foundations, Essentials and Challenge A, RSVP to Tiffany Drabek at tiffanydrabek@gmail.com

February 9, Hinesville

Foundations and Essentials, RSVP to Amanda Nielsen at amanda.lakewoodcc@gmail.com

Challenge II, RSVP to Rachel Jones at jonesfam1991@yahoo.com

February 12, Rincon

Foundations, Essentials and Challenge A, B, I & III RSVP to RSVP to Toni Carroll at tc0223@outlook.com

February 17, Berwick

Foundations, Essentials, Challenge A, B, I, II, RSVP to Michele Stuchell at MStuchell@ClassicalConversations.com

February 24, Richmond Hill

Foundations and Essentials, RSVP to Tonya Robinson at tonya@richmondhillcc.com

February 24, Pooler

Foundations and Essentials, RSVP to Angela Theiss at angela722@hotmail.com

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

Watch a wild Savannah Great Horned Owl & her owlets on The Landings Owl Cam, Skidaway Is.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Great Horned Owl Cam Savannah The Landings Skidaway Island

Welcome the owlets:  This is the time to watch the Savannah Great Horned Owl mom on Skidaway Island LIVE via The Landings Bird Cam video feed. The two owlets are growing so fast and the mama owl is working so hard to keep them well-fed & protected.

Visit  The Landings Bird Cam or The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to see live 24/7 video with audio of what is happening in the abandoned eagle’s nest that is atop a pine tree in The Landings.

Watch the two chicks grow and fledge.

The streaming video is made possible thanks to a partnership with Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. The video feed can also be seen on the Georgia DNR site http://www.georgiawildlife.com/cams

The cameras have infrared capability, enabling nighttime viewing without disrupting the owls, according to the Savannah Owl Cam @ The Landings web site. Read more here about the owls & how this bald eagle’s nest in The Landings became an owl’s nest.

Follow the owls on Twitter at SavannahOwls and on Facebook here. 

The Landings Bird Cam site also has a link to this fun, kids’ The Owl Song by The Whizpops. Click here & watch your kids hoot along.

A few spots available for FREE State-Funded Pre-K for 2015-16 @ Maggie’s Morning School, Savannah

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning SchoolMaggie’s Morning School in Savannah opened registration this week for the FREE Bright from the Start lottery-funded Pre-K program for the coming school year 2015-2016.

A few Pre-K spots remain but will fill up quickly.

Pre-K registration is taken on a first come first served basis. So please register as early as possible

This free, state-funded Pre-K is open to all children who are 4 years old by Sept. 1.

Parents need to bring proof of birth  and proof of residency.

Maggie’s Morning School is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. School starts Monday August 10 2015.

For the school year, Maggie’s serves children ages 18 months (by Sept 1) through 3 classes of State-Funded (FREE) Pre-K. Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers part-time preschool for 4-year-olds.

Maggie’s currently has ONE Tues/Thursday opening in Preschool (3’s and 4’s) for right now (this current school year)

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here. Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Giveaway: Customized storybook portrait, stationery & cupcake toppers by Scribble Art Studio owner & artist Carrie Christian

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Customized storybook portraits Scribble Art Studio Carrie Christian

UPDATE: Winner is Amy Perry! Congratulations! Please call 912-713-7376 to collect your custom storybook portrait.

Regular SouthernMamas.com readers know how smitten we are with Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler.

During the holidays, we told you that Scribble owner & artist Carrie Christian was offering storybook portraits of children. Those storybook portraits were such a hit with our readers,  Carrie has extended the portraits into customized stationery and party decorations (cupcake toppers for now).

This week, we’re giving a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader a customized storybook package that includes a portrait, 10 stationery cards and 10 cupcake toppers.

To enter to win, visit Scribble Art Studio’s Facebook page here & answer this question on their FB here. “Who is your favorite storybook character?” Please say SouthernMamas.com sent you.

Deadline to enter 8:30 PM Mon. Feb. 2. We’ll pick a name & announce the winner here & on the SouthernMamas Facebook page at 8:30 PM. Mon. Feb. 2.

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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

FROZEN Coming to Disney Cruise Line

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Frozen comes to Disney Cruise Lines For anyone that loves the hit movie FROZEN (isn’t that everyone?) there’s exciting news coming from Disney Cruise Line. This summer Anna, Elsa, & Olaf will be sailing on all four Disney Cruise Line ships and bringing with them BRAND NEW experiences for the whole family.

Highlights include: 

A Day of Frozen Fun & Deck Party: On select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sailings the ship will be transformed into a winter wonderland, and deck party to celebrate the fun

New Production Number in Disney Dreams: Aboard the Disney Magic our friends from Frozen will make their stage debut at sea singing popular songs from the hit movie

Magical Meet & Greets: Olaf will be joining Anna & Elsa for photos & autographs

Adventures Ashore in Norway: New port adventures are available to immerse you into the land that inspired Arendelle

Olaf’s Summertime Freeze on Castaway Cay: Cool down at Olaf’s Summertime Freeze bar on non-alcoholic specialty frozen drinks

Make your plans now to experience the Land of Frozen onboard Disney Cruise Line this summer!! And don’t forget, you can still book now and pay only half of your deposit.

Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today. Get a quick, no-obligation cruise quote or call us at 843-284-3241 for details, and let’s start planning your magical Disney cruise vacation.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Valentine’s Day Portrait Sessions with Emma Hopson Photography, Savannah

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Savannah Photographers Emma Hopson Get ready for some photo fun! Next Saturday, February 7th, Savannah based photographer Emma Hopson is offering Valentine’s Day portrait sessions for individuals, couples, and families.

While some props will be provided, you are encouraged to bring your own as well!

$50 Twenty minute sessions include:
-Free photo gallery viewing for 6 months (50-150 images)
-Three retouched, hi resolution images
-Three 5×7 or 4×6 prints

Please contact Emma for pricing information for additional hi res images/prints and session times.

(10% Discount is available for Southernmamas.com readers. Mention you read about Emma Hopson Photography on SouthernMamas.com to receive your discount.)

Email or call to book your session today!
emma.hopson@gmail.com
347.256.5746
www.emmahopson.com

Emma Hopson Photography, 347.256.5746, email emma.hopson@gmail.com, www.emmahopson.com Emma Hopson Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah, Feb. 7

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Summit Gymnastics Savannah Parents Night Out Summit Gymnastics – the go-to spot for tumbling & gymnastics in Savannah – is offering Parents Night Out, Feb. 7.

Here’s your chance to have a well-deserved break from the kids. Go out & know that your kids are safe & having a great time with trained instructors. Don’t worry about feeding your kids, Summit Gymnastics will take care of that, too.

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
7-11pm
Program Members: $20.00 per child/$40.00 per family
Team Members: $15.00 per child/$25.00 per family
Non-Program Members: $25.00 per child/$45.00 per family

For ages 4 & older.

Advanced registration is appreciated. Please call 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

All proceeds will help send Summit Gymnastics’ Optional (Levels 6-10) Team Girls to the WOGA Invitational in Frisco, Texas.

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

GEORGIA DAY is coming soon. Shop Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Georgia Day Parade costumes at Barnett Educational Supplies Savannah

Georgia History Festival’s FREE Georgia Day Parade is 10:30 AM February 18 in Savannah.  Students & teachers costumed as historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event.

Prepare your child by shopping at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah,

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.

Kindermusik in Savannah classes for newborns to 3 year olds start Feb. 3; first class is FREE

Monday, January 26th, 2015

kindermusik savannah things to do with toddlers in Savannah

Kindermusik in Savannah announces new February themes!

Newborns-23 mths old

Join Kindermusik in Savannah Mondays at 9:20AM with your newborns to 23 month olds for “Little Red Caboose.” The train will be going round and round and so will your little one, experiencing the fun of learning through music and motion.

Toddlers, ages 2 & 3

Toddlers ages 2’s and 3’s will begin “Go, Go, GO!!” on Mondays at 10:15am. Kindermusik’s toddler theme is all about things that go: trains, cars, rockets, babies and more.

Come experience the magic of Kindermusik together with your child. Classes begin Monday, February 2. Online enrollment is available now and spaces are limited, so sign up today.

All new families are welcome to try their first class for FREE.

Call 912.988.KEYS (5397) or visit www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik.

March half-off discount

If you sign up for February, you are automatically eligible for our “Share the Love” discount for March. Kindermusik’s Share the Love discount invites you and a new-to-Kindermusik friend to experience a whole month of Kindermusik for 50% off our regular price.

Email Kindermusik Savannah for more details. You must be enrolled in February to be eligible for this half-off March discount. Contact info: music@88keysga.com 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

Mother-Daughter 5K, Savannah, May 9

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Upcoming Savannah-area Endurance Race Services include:

 

Skidaway Island Marathon and Half Marathon 2015 Savannah races Skidaway Island Marathon and Half Marathon
April 4th 2015, 8AM
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography – 30 Ocean Science Circle – Savannah, GA 31411

Savannah has been called America’s most beautiful City and Skidaway Island is one of its jewels. This is your opportunity to run where Savannah residents want to, it isn’t on your every day tourist website because this course is hosted in the premiere Island Neighborhood; The Landings Association and The Landings Club. Learn more here.

The Course:
You will enjoy miles of perfect scenery, amazing marsh and river front views, elegant homes and sneek peaks of the Landings Golf Courses. This is mostly an open course because the traffic is minimal, and you’ll likely share the road with a homeowner enjoying their daily golf cart ride. The course is almost entirely paved, generally flat other then a Savannah hill (one over pass).

Register by clicking here. 

ERS Annual Race Pass
Register now to run all year for below early bird pricing.

2015 annual race pass includes Endurance Race Services Biggest Race Ever – the Skidaway Island Marathon April 4th 2015.

Learn more here.

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Savannah Mother Daughter 5K May 9 Save the date: 2015 Mother-Daughter 5K, Mother’s Day, May 9

This year, Endurance Race Services is partnering with Moms Run this Town/Savannah for the second annual Mother Daughter 5k on May. 9.

In this special race at Savannah’s International Trade Center, mother and daughters start together. Details here.

Endurance Race Services, LLC is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser, www.savannahraces.com/ On Facebook here. On Twitter here. 

Pooler preschools, kindergartens: Risen Savior Christian Academy Open House, Jan. 31

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Risen Savoir Christian Academy Pooler

Come see all that Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler has to offer.

You’re invited to an open house, 10AM-Noon Sat. Jan. 31.  Risen Savior Christian Academy offers preschool for ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and Grade 1. A Grade 2 will be added in school year 2015-2016 with additional grades added every school year.

Come tour the classrooms, meet the teachers and learn the curriculum.

Stay connected to Risen Savior Christian Academy by liking their Facebook page here. 

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Now open in Pooler: Provident OB/GYN Associates and Adult and pediatric outpatient services

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Memorial Health OB/GYNs Pooler Savannah

Provident OB/GYN Associates: Obstetric and gynecological care in Pooler

If weight loss is one of your goals for the new year, get off to a good start with a complete physical and physician consultation with Elena Pimanova, M.D., at Memorial Health University Physicians (MHUP) – Memorial Medical Associates at Pooler.

weight loss help Pooler physicians Memorial

Elena Pimanova, M.D.

Meet Dr. Pimanova, as well as the physicians at Provident OB/GYN Associates – Pooler, at an open house on Tuesday, February 3, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at their new office in the Mulberry Office Park (101 West Mulberry Boulevard, Suite 100).

For more information, call 912-350-6000.

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Recover Close to Home at The Rehabilitation Institute in Pooler

Recovering from serious illness or injury is more convenient than ever at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center’s new Pooler office for outpatient adult and pediatric services.

Meet the team and tour the facility at an open house on Tuesday, February 3, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The office is located at 101 West Mulberry Boulevard, Suite 210.

To learn more call 912-273-1000.

Memorial University Medical Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FREE Winter Wonderland Ball for Savannah Military Families, Jan. 31

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Winter Wonderland Ball for Savannah Military Families Attention military families stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.

If you are stationed at HAAF and have young children who would like to attend Enchant My Party‘s Winter Wonderland Ball @ Hunter (with the Snow Queen, Ice Princess, Cinderella & more), Enchant My Party has donated 80 tickets to a special 6PM session this Saturday January 31 just for you.

It will be first come/first serve, so stop by the Hunter Club and sign up for your free tickets soon.

This is a free event for military families so even if your spouse is deployed you can still attend with your children.

Enchant My Party in Savannah , a children’s princess party business that sends costumed-princesses to homes or party spots to entertain at your child’s regal birthday party with storytelling; singing & dancing; crafts & games.

Enchant My Party, www.enchantmyparty.com, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email enchantmyparty@gmail.com 
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Matilda Jane Spring Line Premier & Trunk Shows in Savannah, Bluffton

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Matilda Jane Trunk Shows Bluffton Hilton Head Is.

At the start of February, you will have a chance to check out the Matilda Jane Spring 2015 Collection, Hello, Lovely!, in Bluffton & Savannah.

You’ll also be able to see the details of Matilda Jane’s new tween line – 435 – just for sizes 8-14.  With all of the charm and personality of the original MJC collection, 435 has a decidedly more grown up feel, but not too grown up.

Robyn Shirley, who has been an independent Trunk Keeper in South Carolina since 2008, recently expanded her business to the Savannah area. Shirley now serves Matilda Jane Clothing as a Team Leader and Trunk Keeper.

Premier of the Spring 2015 line

Sunday February 1, 3-5PM
Monday February 2, 10AM-Noon and 6-8PM
11 Okatie Road
Bluffton
RSVP RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com

Trunk Show

Thursday February 5, 10AM-1PM
by appointment in The Landings – Savannah
Please contact Robyn for an appointment via email at RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com

TO BOOK or attend a show near you, email RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com

Robyn Shirley, Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com Robyn Shirley is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Matilda Jane Trunk Shows Savannah Bluffton