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You’re invited: Pooler MOPS Silent Auction, Nov. 13

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Pooler MOPS Silent Auction 2015 The Pooler Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group in Pooler, is hosting their 6th Annual Pooler MOPS Silent Auction on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 6-8PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Pooler.

Auction items include restaurant gift certificates, photography services, jewelry, birthday party packages and more. With such great variety, there will be something there for everyone. This is a perfect chance to get started on your Christmas shopping.

MOPS International is a non-profit Christian organization chartered in churches of many different denominations and Christian traditions, but all share the common desire to reach out to mothers of children ages birth through kindergarten. MOPS meets twice a month to offer information on topics relevant to marriage, childrearing, and personal growth, as well as offers emotional and spiritual support. They also include several creative presentations in the schedule in addition to a joyful atmosphere for MOPS members.

Learn more at the Pooler MOPS Facebook page at or the international website at Feel free to call with any questions you may have.

For more information or to make a business donation, contact Jennifer Nash, 912-335-9073.

Early Winter 2015 Kids Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Children's art classes Savannah

Savannah children's art classes Pooler Scribble Art Studio

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler is offering a colorful array of art classes for kids during early winter 2015.

Classes start the week of Nov. 3.

To register, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Classes at both locations include a Home School art class. (See the schedule above).

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

St. Andrew’s students coding & creating arcade games

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

St. Andrew’s Students Coding & Creating Arcade GamesStudents at St. Andrew’s School in Savannah are learning how to code and having a blast doing it.

This fall, the freshman class along with several middle school students designed one-of-a-kind arcade games. This cool project is part of a technology class taught by Ms. Maria Dixon at the independent school on Wilmington Island.

The top arcade games, as voted by the students, were recently featured at Creative Coast’s annual Geekend conference for attendees to play.

The arcade games will also be on display Friday, October 23 during the Lions’ Varsity football game. Anyone at the St. Andrew’s event will be able to able play one of the arcade games for a small donation. All dollars raised are going to the Savannah Bicycling Campaign to promote cycling safety and advocacy.

The partnership doesn’t end with donations alone. Jen Colestock, cyclist and member of the Savannah Bike Campaign helped create platforms, transforming the school’s MacBook’s into stand-up, arcade style machines. Students participating in the Graphic Design Seminar taught by Maria Dixon also designed the decals and paint details for the exterior of the machines.

“This is the first time St. Andrew’s students have been involved in geekend, and they represented us well,” said Dixon. “The students had a great time with this hands-on assignment, geekend participants loved the unique games and now the St. Andrew’s community is raising dollars for a great cause – it is a winning combination all the way around.”

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 on Wilmington Island offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. For more information, 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.

Discount code for KiDS ROCK & more Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll races, Nov. 7-8

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

KiDS ROCK Savannah


Time is running out to register online for KiDS ROCK Savannah and Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll road races – all happening the weekend of Nov. 7-8 2015.

Register by clicking here. Save $5 with the code MAMASROCK. Valid for any of the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll races including KiDS ROCK mile race on Nov. 8 in Daffin Park, Savannah.

Online Registration Closes: Sunday, November 1, 2015. 


Kids in grades K – 7 will celebrate being active and having fun with their friends at this 1 mile fun run (1/2 mile for kindergarteners) at Daffin Park on Sunday. 2015 registration here.



Free admission to Savannah Children’s Museum for KiDS ROCK Savannah racers

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Savannah Children's Museum Kids Rock race Savannah Is your little rock star gearing up for race day? The KiDS ROCK Savannah countdown is on, with only 1 month to go.

Each child registered for KiDS ROCK Savannah will receive a one day admission ticket to Savannah Children’s Museum!

At the KiDS Rock Savannah race, kids in grades K – 7 celebrate being active, having fun with their friends in a 1 mile fun run (1/2 mile for kindergarteners) at Daffin Park, Savannah.

Located in Tricentennial Park, Savannah Children’s Museum is the perfect place for families to explore and play. The museum is currently entirely outdoors and located in the heart of the Georgia State Railroad Museum complex. The museum features over a dozen exhibits designed to expand the imaginations of children, including an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden.

Join in on the fun during race day, plus enjoy a complimentary trip to the museum. Encourage your friends to participate and register for the race today here.

Discount code

Time is running out to register online for KiDS ROCK Savannah and Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll road races – all happening the weekend of Nov. 7-8 2015.

Register by clicking here. Save $5 with the code MAMASROCK. Valid for any of the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll races including KiDS ROCK mile race on Nov. 8 in Daffin Park, Savannah.

Online Registration Closes: Sunday, November 1, 2015.

You can register your child at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Savannah Convention Center on Thurs. Nov. 5 & Fri. Nov. 6. Details on expo registration & hours here.  


Kids in grades K – 7 will celebrate being active and having fun with their friends at this 1 mile fun run (1/2 mile for kindergarteners) at Daffin Park on Sunday.


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



Ninja kids, tumbling & tiny cheer classes for kids @ Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Crowned Elite Athletics gym cheerleading Savannah

Crowned Elite Athletics in Savannah offers all-star cheerleading, tumbling and conditioning classes for all ages including a Ninja kids class & weekly open gym. All ages, all levels.

Details here. 

Like Crowned Elite Athletics on Facebook here to stay connected to all that this Tiny Team has going on.

Meet the experts

Crowned Elite Athletics’s Shazi Edmonds believes cheerleading is more than just a sport. Shazi says cheerleading creates long-lasting friendships, and teaches kids valuable lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Being a part of Crowned Elite Athletics is more than simply joining a team; it is the building of a family.

Owner Drew Edmonds, who holds a B.S. in Sports Management from Georgia Southern University, is a certified personal trainer who will also aid in the fitness programming at Crowned Elite Athletics.

Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah gym at 202 Bourne Blvd, Ste 160, Savannah, 912-308-5719 On Facebookhere  email Crowned Elite is a advertiser

Discount on cake smashes milestones portraits with Jana Butman Photography, Savannah

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Jana Butman cake 1st Birthday milestones photos Savannah Jana Butman Photography in Savannah has done dozens of first birthday sessions.

She works with a wonderful local baker who designs and bakes the cake for your baby’s first birthday shoot. Ashley Yokoi from The Cake on the Side does an amazing job.

Jana and Ashley then put all the decorations together and plan the shoot as discussed with the client.

Pick from a previous theme and your price for the session will be only $200 for 20 images on a disc with copy release and an online slideshow.

Contact Jana for a full list of available themes and book your session as soon as possible! Offer ends next Monday October 28 2015 at 10PM. Mention you read about this deal on to receive discount. 

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

Contact Jana Butman Photography for details & availability at (912) 655-6307 or email at

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

Last chance to experience Osborne Family Lights @ Disney this holiday season

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Osborne Family Lights deal Disney Two SIsters Travel Savannah Marvel at millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is a breathtaking display along the Streets of America inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Since 1995 this treasured holiday tradition has delighted families but earlier this year Disney announced that 2015 is the final showing of this stunning holiday display.

It’s not too late to plan a holiday Walt Disney World vacation to experience the Osborne Spectacle of Lights, and all the magic that transforms Disney to the “Merriest Place on Earth”.

The gals at Two Sisters Travel can help your family plan the perfect getaway to enjoy the Osborne Light Disney & other holiday favorites including:

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: On select nights in November and December, join some of your favorite Disney Character friends at Magic Kingdom Park for this memorable event featuring a special parade, festive fireworks, Cinderella Castle covered in thousands of twinkling lights, and even some snow.

Resort Decorations: No holiday visit to Walt Disney World will be complete without a tour of the elaborate resort decorations. From the Gingerbread house at Grand Floridian to the giant tree at the Wilderness Lodge, it’s definitely worth spending a few hours checking out all of the amazing decorating. Not to mention… it’s FREE!

Candlelight Processional: Held nightly at Epcot this special holiday event retells the stirring story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. What better way to get in the Christmas spirit and share the magic of the season. To ensure seating for this unforgettable spectacle, you can participate in a Candlelight Dinner Package which provides guaranteed seating.

Get your complimentary, no-obligation Walt Disney World vacation quote here and be sure to mention you found us through Southern Mamas. Let’s plan a special family getaway to enjoy the magic of Disney during the holidays!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel


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Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah special Halloween class, Oct. 28

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015


Mummies – grab your little pumpkins and come SLAM with Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah for a Halloween-themed class, 9:30-10:30AM Wed. Oct. 28 in Forsyth Park.

Newcomers welcome. First class is free.

Afterwards, join the group for a stroller-treat and potluck. Don’t forget to wear your costumes.

Learn more here. 


Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah offers stroller fitness classes where you can S.L.A.M. (Sweat Like A Mother) five days of the week in five different locations in and around Savannah: Forsyth Park and Matilda Beasley Park in the heart of Savannah, J.F. Gregory Park south of Savannah in Richmond Hill, and Tom Triplett Park west of Savannah in Pooler, Parkside Park in Rice Hope, Port Wentworth.

Stroller Strong Moms’ seasoned instructors have a knack for finding your limits and pushing you past them.

Newcomers are welcome. First class is free.

Here’s the schedule. Check the Stroller Strong Moms web siteFacebook page for updates, as this every growing group of moms are always adding classes and events.

Forsyth Park, Savannah
Start in shaded grassy area next to the playground in the center of the park next to Forsyth Park Cafe.
Sign up here. 

J.F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill
Start in grassy area next to the playground
Sign up here.

Tom Triplett Park, Pooler
Start next to tennis court at park entrance
Sign up here.

Mother Matilda Beasley Park, Savannah
TUESDAY starting Sept. 15 | 9:30-10:30AM
Sign up here. 

Parkside Park in Rice Hope, Port Wentworth
Sign up here. 

CrossFit Steadfast (indoor)
WHEN TEMPS ARE BELOW FREEZING IN WINTER | 9:30-10:30AM (see Facebook page at 8:30AM for the decision)
Located downtown, CrossFit SteadFast provides a warm and fully equipped gym
514 Berrien St. Savannah, 31405. Street parking on Selma and Berrien.

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email On Facebook here. On Twitter  Stroller Strong Moms is a advertiser

FREE Kombucha: Celebrate Brighter Day Natural Foods’ Birthday, Oct. 23

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Savannah Birthday Celebration Free Buchi Kombucha This Friday October 23, Brighter Day Natural Foods in Savannah is celebrating their 37th birthday with a party

In honor of this big event, the Buchi Kombucha mobile truck will serve FREE samples of Kombucha outside Brighter Day at 1102 Bull Street, 5-7PM Friday Oct. 23.

Outside, customers can receive free samples of Buchi; inside, they’ll be blowing out candles and serving up all organic birthday cake around 6PM

The front counters inside the store will turn into party central. Customers can sign up for chance to win free gift baskets as well as a $100 Brighter Day gift certificate and look at a few pictures from years past.

As a surprise for owners Janie and Peter Brodhead, Brighter Day employees will have a Memory Basket, paper and pens, so you can write down thoughts, memories and wishes for Brighter Day as well as for owners Janie and Peter

Brighter Day & Buchi Kombucha

Since Brighter Day remodeled its deli, they’ve been carrying Buchi Kombucha on tap, even offering a “filling station ” in the deli for people who want to take it home with them in reusable “growler” vessels. The service is quite popular with customers. Brighter Day chose Buchi because of their quality, interesting flavor combinations and dedication to local suppliers and to community.

More about the Buchi Story

Buchi is based in Asheville, N.C., the brainchild of two moms who found each other as part of a home school co-op. Learn more here. 

Kombucha in a Nutshell

Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from black tea and sugar, that supplies probiotics and other good stuff. It has a rich folk history and dates back to ancient China, being labeled as the “immortal Health Elixer.” It caught on in the U.S. around the 1980’s, with lots of us making kombucha in our kitchens. You can find recipes on line like this one here

There has been a resurgence in popularity in the past few years with kombucha breweries springing up all over the country and people again making the beverage in their homes. There is an ongoing debate about fermented beverages and alcohol content. Read more here.  


Shop local. Shop Brighter Day Natural Foods Market.

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703,,  On Facebook here. On twitter here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a advertiser.


New fall flavors @ Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah

Monday, October 19th, 2015

new fall menu Gigi's Cupcakes Savannah Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah  NEW Fall Flavors Start TODAY! Apple Pie, Mama’s Butterscotch Bacon. Gigi’s still has Pumpkin Spice Latte everyday and Butterscotch Cheesecake.

Gigi’s also has adorable Halloween BOO BOXES available to order now – 12 for $18.

You can order cupcakes online at

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is at 5521 Abercorn St., next to Petite Feet and across from the Publix Twelve Oaks Shopping Center.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 100,  912.349.2778 or email , On Facebook here. Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is a SouthernMamas advertiser. 

Kindermusik Savannah October Playdates for ages 0-7

Monday, October 19th, 2015
Toddler pre-schooler activities in Savannah Kindermusik It’s not too late to join  Kindermusik in Savannah monthly musical playdate:  “Classic Toys for Girls and Boys!”
Playdates are open for ages newborn to 7 years old and will be meeting Tuesday, October 19th at 10am, and Saturday, October 24th at 10am at the 88 KEYS PIANO Kindermusik studio in Bloomingdale.
Enroll online to secure a space in class. All participants will receive an instrument/prop, 10 Kindermusik songs and a gift valued at $10 at the end of class!  To enroll, visit or call 912.988.KEYS (5397).
Kindermusik…Music Now, Skills for Life.

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


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Monet Children’s Books in celebration of Monet and American Impression Exhibit at Telfair Museums’s Jepson Center

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Children's books Monet Savannah Telfair Museums

Children’s books about Claude Monet to help your kids get the most of out the Monet and American Impression Exhibit at Telfair Museums’s Jepson Center in Savannah. The exhibit will be on display Oct. 16 2015-Jan. 24 2016.

More information on exhibit here.

Katie and the Waterlily Pond, by James Mayhew

The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, by Laurence Anholt

Linnea in Monet’s Garden, by Christine Björkman

A Child’s Introduction to Art, by Heather Alexander

Claude Monet, by Mike Venezia

Claude Monet: Sunshine and Waterlilies, by True Kelley

Where Is the Frog?, by Geraldine Elschner

Who was Claude Monet?, by Ann Waldron

Phillipe in Monet’s Garden, by Lisa Jobe Carmack

Katie Meets The Impressionists, by James Mayhew

Color Your Own Monet Paintings (Dover Art Coloring book)

The Green Fingers of Monsieur Monet, by Giancarlo Ascari & Pia Valentinis

Monet and the Impressionists for Kids: Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities (for kids series), by Carol Sabbeth

Monet Paints A Day, by Julie Danneberg

Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped The Trains, by by P. I. Maltbie

Charlotte in Giverny, by Joan MacPhail Knight

A Picnic with Monet (Mini Masters) board book, by Julie Merberg & Suzanne Bober

See more books about Monet on our Favorite Children’s Books Pinterest Page here. 

Monet! Stroller Tours & Telfair Tots in Savannah, Nov. 19

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Stroller Tours, Telfair Tots

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Telfair Museums program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

MONET! – NOV. 19 2015
Paint like Monet at the Jepson Center!
Register here.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.


toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn.

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

MONET! – NOV. 19 2015
Paint like Monet at the Jepson Center!
Register here. 

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 



Located in the Jepson Center
A great place to visit after school, on a rainy day, on weekends, or just anytime, the Telfair’s hands-on learning gallery and interactive exhibits provide an excellent introduction to big ideas about art. Click here to learn more.

Activity Downloads
Download activity sheets here on the educational resources page before your museum visit and explore the museum with fun and educational search activities.


FREE Family Days (Details here.)
Telfair Museums FREE family days will be on one Saturday of each month, 1-4 PM through 2015. These events highlight a different exhibition each month and feature art-making activities for visitors of all ages.  More info here.

Free Family Day Saturdays, | 1-4pm | Free and open to the public

SAT., NOV 14
Monet at the Telfair Art Fair
Jepson Center & Telfair Square

Enjoy the Telfair Square and the Monet and American Impressionism exhibit at this inside and outside family day. Children can engage in activities in the square sponsored by Dick Blick Art Materials, try plein air painting, make water lilies, participate in story time, learn how to mix colors, and more!

SAT., DEC 12
I Have Marks to Make
Jepson Center

Help celebrate the creative spirit and the accomplishments of Savannah artists young and old at Telfair’s annual I Have Marks to Make exhibition. Exploring the empowerment of people through art, the exhibition features works by individuals with disabilities and work by others making art in rehabilitation from injury or illness. Make your own mark in drawing and painting activities led by talented local artists participating in the exhibition, and take part in a moving program of poetry readings and performances at 2 pm, followed by a reception.

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , Telfair Museums is a advertiser.


Pooler Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 17-31 @ Risen Savior

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Pooler Pumpkin Patch 2015

Pumpkin bowling, scarecrow games, pumpkin tic-tac-toe & more @Risen Savior’s Pumpkin Patch 2015 in Pooler – designed to be a quality and safe fall activity for your family to enjoy.


Free admission with some extra activities at a fee.  Pumpkin prices vary with sizes.  

Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch go to the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico (this is where the pumpkins come from…employing 700 Native Americans; this has a positive and lasting impact on a region with 42% unemployment); Risen Savior Christian Academy’s new school playground; and Risen Savior’s youth conference travel expenses.

Come join in on the fun. The Pooler Pumpkin Patch has things to do for all ages. Visit the patch during the weekday to:

  • Choose your pumpkin
  • Make a craft
  • Play games
  • Color a picture
  • Take awesome pictures at the Patch

October 17-31 2015
Monday-Friday: 11AM-7PM

Saturday-Sunday: Noon-7PM

October 24-25 2015, Noon-5PM will be a festival weekend join us for some additional activities:

  • Vendors
  • Bounce Houses
  • Carnival Games
  • Face Painting
  • Food

Order a “Let Your Light Shine” Pumpkin Patch t-shirt ($2.50 is donated to Risen Savior for each t-shirt) here.

Watch the Pumpkin Patch video here.

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

Savannah Film Festival kid-friendly films for homeschool students

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Film Festival field trip for Savannah homeschoolers The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) invites all Savannah homeschool students to the Savannah Film Festival 2015 on Friday, Oct. 30.

Student Shorts Block B (kid-friendly)
A competitive film presentation of 12 short, kid-friendly, films by film students in the U.S. and abroad 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Trustees Theater
216 East Broughton Street

Animated Shorts (parent guidance recommended)
A competitive film presentation of 8 short animated films
from filmmakers around the globe
1:45-3:45 p.m.
Lucas Theater for the Arts
32 Abercorn Street

Dress Code: Casual
Cost:FREE (Bring a bag lunch)
RSVP a must by Friday, Oct.23 (912)355-7557

RSVP a must by Friday, Oct.23 email or call (912)355-7557

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