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Rain or shine: Fall Frolic @ St. Peter the Apostle School, Wilmington Is. Oct. 3, Savannah

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Fall Frolic festival Saint Peter the Apostle Wilmington Island Savannah

The Saint Peter the Apostle Fall Frolic on Wilmington Island is coming soon and is open to the public.

All are welcome to attend this fun COMMUNITY event.

UPDATE: This is a rain or shine event. If it rains, the festival will be held indoors.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 11AM to 1:30PM

There will be activities for the entire family. Inflatables, games, raffles, face painting, exhibits, cornhole tournament and more. Children will be able to try their luck at the Cake Walk for $1.

Food is being prepared by amazing cooks with the Knights of Columbus.

Learn more about Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School here.

Saint Peter the Apostle, school.saintpetertheapostle.com, 7020 Concord Road, Wilmington Island, Savannah, On Facebook here. Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

Bring your pets: The Blessing of the Animals, Pooler, Oct. 3

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Blessing of the animals Savannah Pooler 2015 St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, The Blessing of the Animals 2015

The Feast of St. Francis
Saturday, Oct 3 2015 @ St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Noon-3PM, 1285 Pine Barren Road, Pooler

In partnership with The Humane Society for Greater Savannah

St. Francis of Assisi proclaimed God’s love for all creation, and even preached to the animals around him. In that spirit, we celebrate the joy that comes from our relationship with God’s creatures,

Bring your pets to St. Patrick’s Church any time between Noon and 3PM on Saturday October 3 to receive a blessing. Organizers ask that pets be restrained by leash or in cages, as even normally calm animals can react unexpectedly to unfamiliar surroundings.

If you can, please help support other pets by bringing some of the items the Humane Society has requested to help the animals in their care.

Humane Society Wish List

Dogs
• Slip leashes
• Durable/washable toys- no tennis balls please
• Dry adult food (Purina brand)
• Dry puppy food (Purina brand)
• Blankets – used are fine if clean
• Dog electric shavers (clippers)
• Rubber KONGS – This gives our pets an enriching activity in their kennel, vital to their happiness.

Cleaning Supplies
• Paper towels
• Laundry detergent (HE liquid)

Cats
• Cat litter (Purina brand)
• PLUSH COMFY BEDS. Sizes needed: No bigger than half a pillow please.
• Durable/washable toys- no tennis balls
• Dry adult food (Purina brand)
• Dry kitten food (Purina brand)
• Towels – clean, used are fine
• Toys (mice, catnip, feather toys)

Small Animals (rabbits, hamsters, gerbils…)
• Bedding
• Habitat accessories
• Nuts & dried fruit (treats)
• Rodent yogurt chips
• Salt wheels

Program Items
• Peanut Butter
• Canned chicken broth (we freeze inside KONGS for kennel activities)

Medical Supplies
• Rimadyl (any size)
• Puppy pads
• Advantage Plus
• Gauze, Vet Wrap

Gift cards for Home Depot, Staples, Wal-Mart, Kroger or PetSmart.

For questions on any of items listed on the wish list, please call (912) 354-9515 x 106.

Barnett Educational Supplies: your science fair/project headquarters

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Science Fair Project headquarters Savannah Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah is the headquarters for materials your student needs for science projects & fairs.

Find products by Trend for presentation boards, borders, ready letters, bulletin board sets, learning charts & more.

Shop local. Shop Barnett. Barnett is celebrating 70 years of serving the Coastal Empire.

Store Hours:
M-F 9am – 7pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 1-5pm (Closed Sundays in the months of April, May and June)

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

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.

2015-2016 Career Readiness Program for Savannah homeschoolers

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Savannah homeschool career readiness program ILN The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) invites all Savannah homeschool students in grades 9-12 to take part in an extensive Career Readiness Program.

The program – which runs Oct. 7 2015 – May 25 2016 – includes career assessment; portfolio development; character building; financial literacy; professional development; internship placement; job/college placement.

Cost
$1,950.00 per/student
Grade Levels 9-12
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 go to www.iln-ga.org

More about ILN

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, elective classes, tutoring, monthly field trips and summer programs.

The ILN resource center is 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. 

Giveaway: Family four-pack of tickets to Poppell Farms pumpkin patch & corn maze (daytrip from Savannah)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch 2013 near Savannah

UPDATE: Winner is Joanna Gearing!

 

This week Poppell family farms – the 10-acre corn maze & activity-packed farm & pumpkin patch in Odum about six miles from Jesup – is giving away a family four pack of tickets to a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader.

Poppell Family Farms grand opening for the 2015 Fall season is Saturday Oct. 3.

To enter to win FOUR tickets to Poppell Farms, go to Poppell Farms on Facebook & comment there about your favorite thing to do at Poppell Farms. For those who haven’t visited the farm yet, comment about your favorite thing to do during fall ( Need hints? Check out our FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 by clicking here).

THEN SHARE THE GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT FACEBOOK POST on your Facebook page.

Please say SouthernMamas.com sent you.

We will pick winner by 11 PM this Sun. Sept. 27 & announce it here & on the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page. So please check back to find out if you entered to win.

Corn Maze Design for Fall 2015

Cole Swindell Poppell Farms Corn Maze 2014 depicts Poppell Farm’s Fall 2015 10-acre corn maze design depicts country music singer/song writer and south Georgia native Cole Swindell.

Hours

Poppell Farms is open on Sundays, too, for those whose Saturdays are packed with kids’ sporting events.

Sat. Oct. 3-Sun. Nov. 1, 2015
10 AM-5 PM Saturdays
Noon-5 PM Sundays

Tickets. For ticket prices, click here. 

For Poppell Farms Special Events during Fall 2015, click here. 

Poppell Farms, email popfarms1@windstream.net , (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

 

After-school art classes Fall 2015 @ Scribble Art Studio, Pooler

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Pooler children's art classes Savannah

Scribble Art Studio in Pooler is so wildly popular, they’ve added even more kids’ fall classes.

There’s something for every child! Drawing and Painting. Homeschool Art. Fashion Design. Fingerpainting. Mini Monets. Portfolio Prep. Mosaic Madness.

Students can join anytime.

Scribble Art Studio in Pooler also offers After-School Art Club, Mon.-Fri. Choose 3 classes a week to try out. $150/month.

For adults only: Paint & Wine Party, 8-10PM Fridays, $35 drop-in, $125 for 5 class pass. BYOB.

To sign up call 912-713-7376 or visit thescribbleartstudio.com

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

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 info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Holiday Mini Sessions with Jana Butman Photography, Savannah

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Christmas mini portrait sessions Savannah

Jana Butman Photography in Savannah is booking in-studio Christmas mini sessions for September and October.

You can be step ahead and have your holiday cards and gifts ready early this year!

Contact Jana Butman Photography for details & availability at (912) 655-6307 or email at janabutman@gmail.com.

See more of Jana’s work on her website: www.butmanphoto.com or her Facebook page here, where you can also read reviews and what other clients’s experience was like while working with her.

Jana Butman Photography, Maternity, newborn & family photographer, 25 E. 40th St., Savannah, www.butmanphoto.com ; (912) 655-6307,  email janabutman@gmail.com. On Facebook here,  Jana Butman Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Parent & Child Saturday Art Workshop: Tree Faces, Sept. 26

Monday, September 21st, 2015

tree face Saturday workshop City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Make a funny, angry, scary or happy tree face with your child at a Saturday parent-and-child workshop in Savannah.

Tree Faces for ages 5-10 & their caregiver. 10am-12pm Saturday Sept. 26 2015 @ City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs studio on Henry Street. Pre-registration required.

Details on this art workshop & others here.

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 

FREE STEM Festival for all ages, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Sept. 26

Monday, September 21st, 2015

STEM Festival Statesboro 2015

Bring the kids to celebrate Science, Engineering, Technology and Math at Georgia Southern University at STEM Festival 2015 in Statesboro.

This FREE fun-filled community event will be Sat. Sept. 26, 2015
10AM-4 PM

Nessmith-Lane Building
*847 Plant Drive on the Georgia Southern Campus

50+ Exploration stations will provide hands-on activities for children young and old. Activities appropriate for elementary, middle and high school will be available.

STEM Fest activities include:

See robotics in action
Check out the STE(A)M Truck, a mobile innovation lab.
Learn how video games are created
Make ice-cream with liquid nitrogen
Blast off Alka-Seltzer rockets
Learn about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Gaze at the stars in Georgia Southern’s Planetarium
Learn about Georgia Archaeology with the ArchaeoBus
Participate with NASA
Go on a mission with the Army
Visit Georgia Southern Museum & see its 26-foot long Mosasaur skeleton
Participate in the Pallet Building Challenge!

Free guest parking will be available in lot #32; bus parking available in lot C behind the Nessmith Lane building
Food will be available for purchase.

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University, (912) 478-2549, kagreer@georgiasouthern.edu

FOR MORE FREE KIDS’ EVENTS IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE.

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum participating in Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Savannah Children's Museum will help Nickelodeon™ celebrate Worldwide Day of Play

Savannah Children's Museum will help Nickelodeon™ celebrate Worldwide Day of Play Savannah Children’s Museum will help Nickelodeon™ celebrate Worldwide Day of Play by hosting engaging programming for children & their families Sat. Sept. 26 2015.

Every year, Nickelodeon™ goes completely dark for three hours on Worldwide Day of Play, taking programming off the air on all of its channels and shutting down its websites to reinforce one simple message: Get up, get out, and go play! Over the years, these efforts have resulted in thousands of events and millions of kids being active and pursuing healthy lifestyles.

On Sept. 26, Savannah Children’s Museum will also welcome Whole Foods Market of Savannah from 10:30AM-1:30PM. Guests of all ages will learn about the wonders of organic herbs, taste some wonderful herb pairings with fruits and vegetables, and take home organic herb seeds to plant in their own garden.

More than 75 children’s museums throughout the United States are hosting local Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP) celebrations to get kids excited about healthy, active play. Through creative, play-based learning experiences, Savannah Children’s Museum educates children and their caregivers about the importance of play for children’s healthy development.

Cost: $7.50 per person over 18 months, free for Coastal Heritage Society Members
Time: 10am-4pm on Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Location: Savannah Children’s Museum 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

Savannah/Bluffton independent Matilda Jane Trunk Keepers recognized as top sales team nationwide

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Matilda Jane Trunk shows Savannah Hilton Head Is.

Matilda Jane Clothing has recognized its Savannah area independent Trunk Keepers as the top sales team in the nation.

At the clothing company’s national sales meeting, held recently at its Ft. Wayne, Ind. headquarters, the 20-member team and Leader, Robyn Shirley took top honors for highest sales for the spring 2015 “Hello Lovely” campaign.

The six-month campaign, featuring clothing for little girls and mothers, was launched in Savannah this past February. The city was also featured as the backdrop for the spring line in a national photo shoot that took place last fall.

Shirley is now looking to expand her Savannah area team of Trunk Keepers and is seeking candidates. For more information here.

BOOK A MATILDA JANE TRUNK SHOW

Robyn is now booking trunk shows for Fall 2015. TO BOOK or attend a Matilda Jane show near you, email RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com. Tell her SouthernMamas.com sent you! Stay connected by liking her page on Facebookhere. 

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

Artists vendors/exhibitors wanted for Savannah Bazaar monthly outdoor market

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Savannah Bazaar 2015Visit The Savannah Bazaar – a monthly marketplace showcasing Savannah artists talents & handmade products – at their new location.
Where: Jelinek Creative Spaces, 101 N. Fahm St. (A few blocks west of River St.)
When: Sat. Sept 26, 3-8PM

The Bazaar promotes conscious community awareness and encourage collective creative collaboration.

Visit their Facebook page here for regular updates and to view photos from previous bazaars. Applications are being accepted for Volunteers, Exhibitors & Vendors.

Click here to join The Savannah Bazaar.

Fall 2015 Youth Art Classes @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Jepson Fall Art Classes Savannah Telfair

Get creative with studio art classes this Fall 2015 at Telfair Museums in Savannah. Classes are available for every skill level, every age and in a number of disciplines. Sign up today here. 

For more information or to register, please click here or call 912.790.8823.

All classes and workshops are at the Jepson Center unless otherwise noted.

Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing I: Fall Session

Ages: 10–14
Instructor: Marisa Lilje
Thursdays, October 1–October 29, 4:30–6 pm
Members $100, non-members $125
This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. In this class, students will focus on measurement, proportion, and perspective, and practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models. New students are welcome! All materials will be provided.
Register here.

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Video Game Development

Ages: 10–16
Instructor: Lauren Winter
Thursdays, October 1–October 29, 4:30–6 pm
Members $100, non-members $125
In this five-week class, students will build their own video game. Students will explore, play, and develop video games while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level participants with a fun-loving personality—no programming experience required. All materials will be provided.
Register here.

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Youth Plein Air Painting Class

Ages: 10–16
Instructor: Autumn Gary
Saturdays, October 17–November 14, 2–4 pm
Members $150, non-members $175
Students will build miniature oil painting kits and use them to explore techniques of value and color blocking to create fast plein air paintings. Set out to experience and document the beauty of Savannah armed only with a cigar-box “easel” containing everything you need, from paints to brushes and canvas. This class is perfect for new painters as well as the experienced artist interested in new working methods. Let’s go old-school like the Master Impressionists and take to the open fall air. Join us as we observe the world in the natural light and paint Savannah’s many colorful historical squares and sites.
Register here.

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , www.telfair.org/learn/classes/Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Kindermusik in Savannah trial class for babies & toddlers, Sept. 28

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Kindermusik Savannah parent and me music classesJoin Kindermusik in Savannah for a free trial class on Mon. Sept. 28 to preview Kindermusik with your child.

Babies newborn to 2 years old meet Mondays at 9:20am and October’s brand new theme will be “Rise and Shine”.

Toddlers ages 2+ meet Mondays at 10:15am and October’s new theme will be “Marvelous Me”.

Come experience the magic of making music together with your child with Kindermusik…where a good beginning never ends.

For more info or to register for a free trial class September 28, call 912.988.KEYS, email music@88keysga.com, or visit www.88keysga.com/kindermusik.

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

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Savannah-Area Fall Fairs, Festivals 2015

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Savannah Fall Festivals, fairs 2015Where will you ride a Ferris wheel this Fall?

Tybee Island Pirate Fest? Coastal Empire Fair in Savannah? Effingham County Fair? Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro? Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill ?

Check out our Savannah-Area Fall Fun List 2015 for details on fall festivals, county fairs, pumpkin patches, hayrides & more.

FREE Trimathlon for elementary students @ Mathnasium in Savannah, Pooler, Bluffton

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Mathnasium Savannah Pooler Trimathlon

Mathnasium’s TriMathlon is an annual FREE math event for elementary students at Mathnasiums of Midtown Savannah & Pooler, Ga. and Bluffton, SC.

TriMathlons in Savannah, Pooler, Bluffton
Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown, Sat. Oct. 17 2015
Mathnasium of Pooler & Mathnasium of Bluffton, Sun. Oct. 18 2015

This free, fun-filled event allows elementary school kids to demonstrate their mathematical skills in an atmosphere that is festive and where every child earns money for local schools. Participants receive a fun goody bag and the winners receive additional prizes.

Register for TriMathlon Days

The event is open to kids in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown, 9AM Sat. Oct. 17 2015
7400 Abercorn St suite 708 (next to TJ Maxx), Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 355-5678
Register here (In the comments section while registering, please say SouthernMamas.com sent you)

Mathnasium of Pooler, Noon Sun. Oct. 18 2015
459 Pooler Pkwy Pooler, GA 31322
(912) 330-0666
Register here. (In the comments section while registering, please say SouthernMamas.com sent you)

Mathnasium of Bluffton, Noon Sun. Oct. 18 2015
80 Baylor Dr, Suite 111 Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 815-MATH (6284)
Register here. (In the comments section while registering, please say SouthernMamas.com sent you)

Similar to the way a triathlon tests an athlete’s physical fitness through three athletic challenges, the TriMathlon tests a mathlete’s mental fitness through three fun-filled math challenges:

The Counting Game
Tests students’ ability to count from any number, to any number, by any number.
Magic Squares Challenge
Students are awarded points for developing their own math problems.
Mental Math Workout
Tests students’ number sense by asking them to solve problems without pencil and paper.
Questions become increasingly more difficult as the event progresses.

Participants receive a fun goody bag and a certificate of participation and earn money for local schools. The top three scorers in each grade level at each center will receive additional medals and prizes.

For more information, view the TriMathlon FAQs and the Official TriMathlon Rules.

Supporting Local Schools

All TriMathlon participants raise money for local schools just by attending the event. Local centers will donate money earned by their students to the school of their choice.

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