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Summer 2015 Soccer Camps with Savannah United in Savannah, Wilmington Is. , Richmond Hill, Bloomingdale

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Savannah United Soccer Summer Camps 2015

Savannah United – a Southern Soccer Academy Club – has an amazing selection of Summer 2015 Soccer camps for a variety of ages including these below for younger kids.

Micro Skills Camps – June 22-26 2015. Register here. 
This program is designed to provide extra training opportunities for Micro players U4 to U8 with a focus on ball mastery & technique.
Micro Skills Camp Director
Matt Pritchard
– SSA Savannah United Program Director
– NSCAA National Diploma
Summer Skills Training Details
Days: Monday through Friday
Date: June 22 to 26
Time: 9am – 11am
Location: Ambuc Park on Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah
Ages: Players born between 8/1/2006 and 7/31/2011
Cost: $100
– Includes a Skills Camp Jersey

Register here. 

Micro Mini Camps 7 different dates. Register here.
This program is designed to provide extra training opportunities for Micro players U4 to U8 with a focus on ball mastery & technique.
Micro Skills Camp Director
Matt Pritchard
– SSA Savannah United Program Director
– NSCAA National Diploma
Summer Skills Training Details
Days: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings
Dates: See schedule below
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Locations: See schedule below
Ages: Players born between 8/1/2006 and 7/31/2011
Cost: $40
– Includes a Skills Camp Jersey

Richmond Hill Mini Camp
Date: June 15, 16, 18
Location: New Life Church on HWY 144

Bloomingdale Mini Camp
Date: June 15, 16, 18
Location: Ottawa Farms on Bloomingdale Road

Wilmington Island Mini Camp
Date: June 15, 16, 18
Location: Concorde Road

Savannah Mini Camp
Date: July 20, 21, 23
Location: Ambuc Park on Sallie Mood Drive

Wilmington Island Mini Camp
Date: August 3, 4, 6
Location: Concorde Road

Bloomingdale Mini Camp
Date: August 3, 4, 6
Location: Ottawa Farms on Bloomingdale Road

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Cooking Camps, Classes, Parties & Playdates for Kids in Savannah, Pooler

Monday, March 23rd, 2015


Tummy Time Foods Playdates Savannah Pooler Weekly Tiny Tots Play Dates

Tuesdays at 10:15-11:15am, Tom Triplett Park (Pooler)
Thursdays at 11AM-Noon and 1-2pm, Savannah Children’s Museum (Savannah)

Join Tummy Time Foods for the most creative play date in town! Kids ages 5 and younger enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two seasonal food crafts—one to eat and one to keep. Cost is $10 per child.

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


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After-School Kids’ Cooking Classes on Whitemarsh Is.

Thursdays at 4:15-5:45pm, Frank Murray Community Center (160 Whitemarsh Island Road, Savannah)
Each class features a special theme or ingredient and includes an interactive nutrition lesson or game. With each theme, Tummy Time Foods takes the kids on a new culinary adventure, different flavors, cuisines and seasonal produce. They incorporate nutrition and emphasize healthy eating in every class. Parents/caregivers are welcome to drop-off or stay and watch. Classes are for ages 8 & older and advanced tickets for each class are required. Cost is $25 per class or purchase a Discounted 3-Class Bundle for $65.

For list of themes and to purchase tickets, click here.


Mr Peabody showing in Pooler tummy Time Foods Tiny Tots: Snacks… And A Movie!

Saturday, April 4, 12:00-2:00pm (Tater Bugs, 309 Hwy 80, Pooler)
Kids ages 5 and under will make delicious snacks while watching Mr. Peabody and Sherman! The cost is $12 per child and parents are free! Seating is limited. Advanced tickets are required and available here. 


Make Ahead Freezer Meals Savannah Tummy Time Foods Family Freezer Meal Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 11am-1:30pm
Savannah State Farmer’s Market (701 Hwy 80, Savannah)
Get your family together (kids included!!) to make 5 delicious freezer-ready meals together! We provide the recipes, food, disposable bakeware… everything you need to leave with 5 meals ready for the freezer, oven, stove or crockpot! Participants will also assist in making an additional set of meals to donate to the Mommy Is In Treatment organization to benefit families going through Breast Cancer treatments.

April’s Menu:
Spicy Peach Chicken Sliders
Spinach-Filled Lasagna Rolls
Homemade Calzones with Assorted Fillings
Dessert: Mixed Berry Crisp
Breakfast: Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets with Assorted Add-ins
*Each meal serves 4-6 people.

The cost is $45 per family of 4 and includes 5 meals (3 meals, 1 breakfast and 1 dessert), recipes and cooking/reheating instructions and complete sets of disposable cookware for meals.

Advanced tickets are required and available here.  


Kids Cooking Birthday Parties Savannah PoolerKids Can Cook!
Tummy Time Foods provides hands-on cooking and nutrition events for kids of all ages! Our signature Kids Cooking Parties are the tastiest way to learn and play! In addition to these deliciously amazing events, we also provide 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


Spring Break Cooking Camp Savannah April 2015

Spring Break Kids Cooking Camp
April 6-8, Ampersand (36 MLK Blvd., Savannah)
The Tummy Time Foods “Kids Can Cook” Camp is a 3-day camp that teaches kids ages 8-11 how to select and prepare healthier food options from scratch! Kids will learn basic cooking skills, knife skills, kitchen safety and more! Each day will focus on a different lesson and menu, and kids will dine on their own culinary creations! The cost is only $125 per child. To register, click here.


Tummy Time Foods,, (912) 996-7120 email On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a advertiser

Urge our Ga. state representatives to vote NO on State School Takeover

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

No on Georgia School Privatization and School Takeover

(UPDATE: Stay connected with this issue by clicking here. )

ALERT – Please urge our State representatives to vote NO on State School Takeover

The Georgia State Legislature is voting on a proposed amendment to our state constitution that will allow the Governor to take over “failing” public schools and hand them over to private for-profit corporations to run without any local oversight.

The State Senate has already voted in favor of the bill and the House could vote as early as today and definitely by April 2nd. Because it is a constitutional amendment, it will require a 2/3 majority to pass. This means that every vote matters, and reaching out to our legislators can make a real difference.

Please call or email today and ask your friends to do the same:

Savannah’s Members of the State House:
Rep. J. Craig Gordon:
Rep. Ron Stephens:
Rep. Mickey Stephens:
Rep. Jesse Petrea:

Not in Savannah? Find your state representative here:

The proposed amendment would create an “Opportunity School District” of up to 100 schools that would be run by State government using local taxpayer dollars but with no oversight from local school boards. The amendment would allow the State to turn those schools over to for-profit corporations to run.

The folks who support the takeover bill often point to the success of particular charter schools and suggest that what they are proposing is just lots of great charter schools. This is not the case. The charter schools Savannah currently has are non-profit, community-run schools chartered by our local school board. State takeover and privatization is something entirely different.

As an active member of my PTA who speaks regularly to my School Board representative and School Board President, I believe that our local elected officials are responsive to parents, care deeply about our children, and are working hard to close the gap between our low-income and middle-income students. Our low-income students definitely need more help, but I don’t believe that state takeover and privatization is the answer.

You can read more about the plan on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s education blog:

Here are a few recent news articles:

The plan is based on what happened in New Orleans. The Tulane University report claiming that was a success had to be retracted because the data was so bad:

This policy also created an absolute mess in Tennessee:

Please help us avoid this mess in Georgia by reaching out to our state representatives TODAY and spreading the word to your friends.


This is a guest post by Michelle Solomon, mom to Oliver, 8, and in public school

Quiet time & free photo with Easter Bunny for children with autism or other disabilities, sensory issues, 3/28, Savannah Mall

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Sensory Friendly Easter Bunny Savannah Mall

This Saturday March 28, the Caring Bunny will greet families at the lower level of Center Court in the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St.

With an atmosphere free from bright, flashing lights, or high-energy music, all children with different abilities are invited to meet Caring Bunny at this free event from 8-10 AM March 28 2015.

Children with autism have senses that can be oversensitive or under-developed, which affects how they experience different environments, making background noises unbearably loud or confusing. This can cause anxiety or even physical pain.

Savannah Mall’s Caring Bunny greets children in a calm environment, in an effort to make the Easter Bunny experience enjoyable for everyone. In addition, families will be given a 5 x 7 photograph from the visit and a complimentary ride on the children’s train.

March is Autistic Awareness Month. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention most recent data suggests an average of one in 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder. Autistic children’s senses can be oversensitive or under-developed, which affects how they experience different environments, making background noises unbearably loud or confusing. This can cause anxiety or even physical pain.

For more local Easter 2015 events including Easter Egg hunts in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., click here.

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, , 912-927-7467. The Savannah Mall is a advertiser.

Prom Night @ The Melting Pot of Savannah

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Melting Pot Savannah

Prom at The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot of Savannah is the perfect restaurant to begin the perfect prom night out. Hundreds of students enjoy the annual tradition with us. The Melting Pot prides itself on providing outstanding service and treatment of their prom clientele. Parents can rest assured that alcohol will not be served at any prom table. See the prom menu here.

More details here.

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

Savannah Math Competition for Kids: FREE Mathmania for all Savannah-Chatham public schools K-12 students, March 28

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Math Mania Savannah State March 28 kids


Come to this free, family-friendly, community-wide event for all Savannah-Chatham public school K-12 students.

Participate in exciting, active and fun-filled math competitions, sessions and games this Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Savannah State University from 9AM -2PM

Kids can participate in Jeopardy-style competitions, build small robots and help with outdoor events including rocket launching.

Students have been encouraged to sign up via their individual schools in order to get a head count. If they would like to participate, contact your child’s teacher or front office. Or contact email Dr. Marlyn Westbrook, SCCPSS Mathematics Program Manager, at or 912-395-1161.

(Registration:8:00-8:45 in the Wiley Wilcox Gym)

Competitions include:
· Math Art
· Math Writing
· STEM Projects (Math & Technology Designs)

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners for each category.
Grand Prize winners for the best elementary, middle, and high school entered in the competitions.

Math Mania and it is being held in conjunction with SCCPPS, SSU’s STEM 360, and Board of Education.

Cards from The Creative Hearts Network benefit Children’s Hospital @ Memorial Health, Savannah

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
cards Creative Hearts Network Memorial Savannah

Examples of Creative Hearts Network cards

Creative Hearts Network cards Memorial Health Scribble Art Studio Savannah

Examples of Creative Hearts Network cards

Creative Hearts Memorial Health Savannah

To purchase cards and peruse images of cards available, click here. 

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 email  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser

Savannah homeschoolers: Showcase your artwork @ The Independent Learning Network, Savannah

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Savannah homeschools can submit art work Attention Savannah area home-school students who are aspiring artists.

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) in Savannah wants your art.

ILN needs exceptional artwork to liven up its new resource center and to inspire learning. They’re inviting homeschoolers ages 9-21 to enhance their portfolio and showcase their creative talents by producing art that can be hung on a wall.

Artworks should communicate the joys of homeschooling and may include field trip experiences, academic successes, and overall homeschool ideas.

Each homeschooler may submit up to two (2) artworks. Artworks may be in any medium and size, and should not be framed or mounted. Selected artworks will be on permanent display in the center and will become the property of ILN.

Recognition for the selected artworks will include three (3) gift cards each ($50, $75, $100) for primary (ages 8-10), intermediate (ages 11-13), and secondary (ages 14-21) academic levels.

Submission Deadline and Location
Friday, April 3, 2015 by 12 noon
Independent Learning Network, Inc.
7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 101
(participation forms available at

Exhibition & Open House
Monday, April 13, 2015
3 p.m.-7 p.m.

This event is supported by a Junior League “Done in a Day” project grant

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

ILN offers individualized educational plans for homeschoolers – academic levels 3-12, tutoring, monthly field trips and summer programs.

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, On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a advertiser. 

Ignorance is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Private schools in Savannah

You’re invited to this event in Savannah for parents & teenages.

Speaker – Mr. J. Tom Morgan
St. Andrew’s School , Savannah

Thursday, April 2
7 p.m.
J.Tom Morgan, author of Ignorance is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law, has spoken to tens of thousands of teenagers and parents regarding Georgia laws that impact young people. With an engaging presentation that generates open and frank discussion with his audience, J.Tom is a dynamic speaker. Free and open to the public. Call 897.4941 for more info.

For more information on St. Andrew’s School – a private Pre-K 3 through 12th Grade school on Wilmington Is. in Savannah – visit  or call 897.4941.

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

Shop Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah for fun Common Core DVDs that help kids learn

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Barnett Educational Supplies Savannah Common Core Comics

Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah is your go-to spot for learning DVDs correlated to Common Core state standards.

Shop Barnett online here or stop by the store on West DeRenne Avenue.

Like Barnett on Facebook here to stay informed about their sales & new products.

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 , Barnett Educational Supplies is a advertiser.

Golf & Play Camps @ The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., Savannah

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Golf Summer Camps Savannah

Golf summer camp @ The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island next to the Westin looks like a kid’s dream.  On Monday, Wednesday & Friday, the campers play golf. On Tuesday & Thursday, they spend the day at the Westin enjoying tennis, swimming, arts & crafts, Frisbee football. Sweet!

2015 Sessions are 9 AM-1PM.
June 22-26
July 6-10
July 20-24
For ages 5-12.

$210 for 5-day camp
$185 for 3-day camp (golf only)

Pre-register one week before camp to receive 10% off 1 or 2 camps or 20% off all 3 camps. Contact Paul Killgallon for more information or to register. Call 912.201.2240 or click here.


Golf Camp Savannah 2015

Advanced Golf summer camp @ The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island next to the Westin for ages 13-17.

9AM-1PM July 15-17 2015.

$175 for 3-day camp (golf only) includes food and beverages, prizes & awards.

Discounts: Pre-register by July 8 and receive 10% off.

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information or to register. Call 912.201.2240 or click here.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, email, On Facebook here,  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a advertiser.


Kindermusik Savannah Parent & Me classes for ages 0-5 begin April 6

Friday, March 20th, 2015

kindermusik mommy and me children activities Savannah

Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 KEYS PIANO starts all new themes for April 2015.

Babies ages 0’s and 1’s will begin “Music Makes my Day” on Mondays at 9:20am, toddlers ages 2’s and 3’s will begin “Family and Friends” on Mondays at 10:15am, and preschoolers ages 4’s and 5’s will begin “All Keyed Up” on Mondays at 3:50pm.

April classes begin April 6.

Enroll online by clicking here or call 912-988-KEYS.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Contact 88 Keys Piano at 912-988-KEYS (5397) or email

Kindermusik Savannah, email, 912.988.KEYS (5397), . Kindermusik is a advertiser

Easter 2015: Easter Brunch & Easter Dinner Cruises with the Easter Bunny & an Easter Egg Hunt, Savannah

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Easter Brunch Cruise Easter Egg Hunt Savannah

Celebrate Easter 2015 on the Savannah River! Join the Savannah Riverboat Cruises family, including the Easter Bunny, for their annual Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise or Easter Dinner Cruise on the Savannah River.

After brunch, children will have an Easter Egg hunt on the boat.

Details here. 

2015 Easter Brunch Cruise on Easter April 5 2015
Prices: Adult: $45.95 – Child: $26.35
Celebrate Easter on the Savannah River! Join our family, including the Easter Bunny, for our annual Easter Sunday Brunch! All your favorite breakfast and lunch entrees will be served on this 1 1/2 hour brunch cruise. After brunch- children can enjoy exploring the boat during our Easter Egg Hunt! So, grab your family and friends and come take in the sights and sounds of historic Savannah. Boarding at 12:30 p.m Sailing at 1 p.m Returning at 2:30 p.m
Tickets & Reservations: 912.232.6404


2015 Easter Dinner Cruise on Easter April 5 2015
Prices: Adult: $56.95 – Child: $32.95
Celebrate Easter on the Savannah River! Join our family, for our annual Easter Dinner Entertainment Cruise! Enjoy our delicious dinner buffet on this 2 hour dinner cruise. Bring your family and friends and come take in the sights and sounds of historic Savannah. Boarding at 6pm, Sailing at 7pm, Returning at 9pm.
Tickets & Reservations: 912.232.6404

Groups of 25 or more, please contact the group sales department for discounted pricing information.

Tickets & Reservations: 912.232.6404

Savannah Riverboat Cruises,; 9 E River St, Savannah, 31401-1295; tel. (912) 232-6404, email Savannah Riverboat Cruises is a advertiser

Schedule your tour of St. James Catholic School, Savannah

Friday, March 20th, 2015

St. James Catholic School Savannah

See all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer.

Click here to schedule your tour of this Pre-K through 8th grade Savannah school or contact Christina Winters at 912.355.3132,

Registration for the 2015-16 school year is in progress. Currently, St. James has a limited number of PreK slots available for 4-year-olds for the 2015-16 school year.

St. James is dedicated to Christian principles rooted in the Catholic tradition. The Christian atmosphere nurtures a strong academic program that is caring and disciplined, conducive to learning, and provides activities that cultivate the importance of life, values, morality and ethics.

St. James Catholic School Preschool program
St. James Early Learning Center: Serves 1, 2 & 3 year olds in a high quality program. Part-time & full time availability.

For more information, visit, call (912) 355-3132, email

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406, email, (912) 355-3132, On Facebook here.  St. James Catholic School is a advertiser. 

See replicas of Columbus’ Niña & Pinta in Savannah, March 24-29

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Nina Pinta in beaufort, Savannah

On Tuesday, March 24, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Savannah.

The ships will be returning for their 2nd visit to River Street and docked at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, until their departure early Monday morning March 30.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors and $6.00 for students 5 – 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.

School trips

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152 or email Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum. Visit The Columbus Foundation website at

The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.

The ships arrive on Monday, March 23 & leave the morning of March 30. Next stop: Charleston April 2-12.

Mother-Daughter 5K, Savannah, May 9

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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 advertiser, On Facebook here. On Twitter here.