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Savannah Tire Hockey Classic 2016, Jan. 15-16

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Savannah Tire College Ice Hockey 2016 Savannah

Savannah Tire Hockey Classic 2016 @ Savannah Civic Center-Martin Luther King Arena.

The Savannah Tire Hockey Classic is a collegiate hockey tournament featuring four of the South’s ice-hockey programs: University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State.

Ticket details here.

Fri. January 15, 2016
6:00pm FSU vs. GT
8:30pm UGA vs. UF

Sat. January 16, 2016
5:30pm FSU vs. UF
8:30pm UGA vs. GT

Celebrate Alvin & the Chipmunks @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Jumping Jacks of Savannah

This Sunday Jan. 10, @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center will celebrate Alvin & the Chipmunks with movies and prizes.

Bring your favorite Alvin picture or toy and get a FREE $5 game card.


Book your Party Today-912.920.2474

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

Like their Facebook page here to stay connected about their specials.



Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email, On Twitter here, Jumping Jacks is a advertiser. 

Save Up to 25% at Disney, Plus Get An Extra Day FREE

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Summer2015If a trip to Walt Disney World is in your plans for 2016, book now and save up to 25% on your room at select resort hotels this spring and early summer.

And when you upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day park tickets, you’ll get an extra day at the parks for FREE!

A family of four can enjoy a 5-day package at All Star Music with 5-day Magic Your Way theme park tickets for less than $90 per person, per day.

These discounts are available for most stays February 22-June 11, 2016. Availability for this promotion is limited, and rooms will sell out fast.

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

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel


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New Kindermusik Savannah classes start in January 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Kindermusik Savannah mommy & me classesKindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano starts up brand new unit themes in January 2016.

Babies ages newborn to 2 will be exploring “Nature Walk”, while toddlers ages 2+ will begin “How Do You Feel?”.

Interested in a Kindermusik class for your 4.5-7 year old? Email us today, as we’re preparing to start a brand new school-aged class and want YOUR input for the best day and time.

If you’ve never visited a Kindermusik class before, you’re invited to a free trial!

Come for a free visit Monday, January 4, 2016, and see what it’s all about. Babies meet at 9:20, and toddlers meet at 10:15.

What better way to start off the new year than with music?

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

For more info, call 912.988.KEYS, email or visit! All classes meet at the 88 KEYS PIANO Kindermusik studio in Bloomingdale.

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

Registration now open for Savannah Night at the Museum 2016

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Savannah Night at the Museum 2016 After the crowds are gone and the lights go out, what really happens inside Savannah History Museum at night?

On Saturday, January 23 2016, come live the adventure with Coastal Heritage Society’s annual “Night at the Museum” event.

Go through night guard training and help us manage many of the lively exhibits in Savannah History Museum. Catch a showing of Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (rated PG) in Savannah History Museum’s theater and see Savannah’s history come to life.

The event features two ticket times:
5PM to 8:30PM or 6:30PM to 10PM.
Select a time that works best for you and get ready for a night of adventure and fun.


Registration is now open

Select a time slot and experience Savannah History Museum like never before.

Register for 5-8:30 PM session here. 

Register for the 6:30-10 PM session here. 


Night Guard Training

Savannah History Museum wants you. Train with their qualified museum staff members on how they keep artifacts safe and manage our exciting exhibits. Use your flashlight to guide you through the museum after hours as you encounter the lively exhibits.

Get exclusive behind the scenes access to areas of the museum that are normally closed to the public.

Watch Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

Catch a screening of Night at the Museum 2 in the Savannah History Museum theater (included in your registration). Based on the 1993 children’s book of the same name by Milan Trenc. Watch as security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. The film is rated PG and and refreshments are available for purchase at our snack bar. Watch the trailer here.

The Exhibits Come Alive

Museum staff need your help getting Savannah History Museum back in order.

As a Savannah History Museum Night Guard, watch as the exhibits come alive. Interact with Johnny Mercer, Juliette Gordon Low, and more. Help museum staff keep their exhibits contained as some of Savannah’s most notable historical figures make their way through the museum and share their stories with you.

Don’t miss Night at the Museum

When: Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, beginning at 5 pm or 6:30 pm
Where: Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401, parking is available in the Visitor Center parking lot
Cost: $12 per person (18 mos. and up)

For questions, contact Kasey Johnson,

Coastal Heritage Society is advertiser Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.   Savannah, GA  31401 

Coming in 2016: After-school Kindermusik Savannah class for ages 4-7

Monday, December 21st, 2015

image1 (5)Looking for a music class for your 4 to 7 year old?

Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano is looking to start up an after-school class for preschoolers in early 2016.

Kindermusik is already the name you can trust for baby and toddler music classes, but Kindermusik will now also offer preschoolers and young children small group music instruction, in a positive, parent-involved atmosphere, while teaching your young child the basics of note-reading, instrument playing (strings, keyboard and woodwind), and music notation through movement and whole body activities.

Come and see why the first seven years of your child’s life are the perfect time to encourage a love for music.

For more info or to have a say in what day of the week and times Kindermusik in Savannah  will offer this new class, call 912.988.KEYS (5397) or email today.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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

Savannah kids can become a Junior Ranger this holiday season

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonThis holiday season, take advantage of the fact that we live within a day’s drive of multiple national parks & monuments & have your kids become a junior ranger at one or many of these sites.

When you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
* Congaree National Park near Columbia. Info on Junior Ranger Program here. 

Savannah Schools: PreK & K Open House @ St. James Catholic School

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Savannah schools open houses 2016 St. James Catholic School

St. James Catholic School in Savannah  will kick off 2016 with a hands-on PreK and K Open House.

Parents are invited to bring your kids and follow a scavenger hunt with clues and receive prizes as you visit each main area of the school .

Participants will do a science experiment, excavation, use iPads, etc.

Come see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer at this special hands-on Open House 9:30AM Jan. 12 2016 for Pre-K & K.

Learn more here

For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school or St. James Early Learning Center for ages 1-3 , 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

Savannah schools: Open House at St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

St. Andrew's School Wilmington Is. Savannah schools

Come see all that St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer.

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2015-16 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Tuesday of each month
October 2015 – March 2016
(January 5, February 2, March 1)
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. For more information, visit

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.

Fit4Mom Savannah special on 8-week Body Back Session

Thursday, December 17th, 2015
FIT4MOM Body Back Savannah group Mama, do you want to get your Body Back in the New Year?
Join by January 4 2016 and save 20% on the next 8-week Body Back Session that starts on January 7 2016! Coupon code is JANUARY20.
For more info email, visit, or find FIT4MOM on Facebook here .

What is Body Back?
This Class is for MOM alone. You get an hour to focus on YOU! Body Back workouts are High Intensity Interval (HIIT) workouts resulting in weight loss & increased strength and energy. The nutrition plan and trainers help you reach your goals as well.Who is right for Body Back?

  • Moms who want to kick-start their health and fitness routine with weekly training plans, assessments, and accountability
  • Moms who have plateaued in their current exercise routine
  • Moms who need to exercise before or after work or while their children are at school
  • Moms who have children who have outgrown Stroller Strides
  • Moms who are ready to lose their baby weight once and for all
  • Moms who want to build strength and endurance
  • Moms who are ready to see RESULTS!

What Does Body Back Include?

  • 2 Intensity Interval Training Workouts per week for 8 weeks
  • At-home workouts and challenges
  • Small class sizes
  • Private group discussion board
  • Nutritional support, food journals, recipes and accountability!
  • Before & After assessments, photos and measurements (Before assessments will be done in the first class.)

More info on the Body Back experience: Clients can expect to see amazing transformations if they take advantage of all the program has to offer. You will work with your coach and classmates to help shed pounds, build muscle and fix the areas that have been adversely affected by pregnancy and child bearing.

The program has been clinically proven in a University research study to help moms lose weight and inches. Moms all over the country are achieving results that they never dreamed possible. Using High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), focusing on a combination of cardio, strength and core work, Body Back workouts are designed to help women focus on the areas they need to strengthen, especially after childbirth (no matter how long ago that was).

Visit FIT4MOM Savannah online at and on Facebook here for more information.

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Savannah preschools: Registration begins in January for First Christian Preschool of Savannah

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Savannah preschools, pre-K

Looking for a Savannah preschool that has a proven history as a well-established, quality preschool? Check out First Christian Preschool, which was formed in 1952 by Carolyn S. Jordan and has been in continuous operation since that date.

Registration begins in January 2016. For more information, please call Mrs. Sarah Marquez at 912-234-3149 or email

First Christian Preschool of Savannah
711 E. Victory Drive, Savannah

The preschool – located on Victory Drive in the Savannah’s Ardsley Park –  serves 15 mths to 4-year-old children and is in session from 9AM to noon Monday through Friday. First Christian Church members receive a 25% discount on tuition.

Savannah preschools: First Christian Church Preschool Ardsley Park First Christian Preschool provides an environment that is warm and welcoming so that your child will feel safe and comfortable. Classrooms are bright and inviting so your child will be excited about learning and will be prepared for kindergarten. Most of all, your child will have a lot of fun and be involved in meaningful play. Play is a child’s “work” and it is through play that a child learns to be social, to solve problems, to be independent and to be creative.

The preschool employs the Unit Approach Curriculum. It is designed to meet appropriate skill levels for each age group.

The school offers a Spanish program as part of the curriculum for the 3 and 4-year-olds . Music is incorporated into daily activities in the classrooms and all classes come together Friday mornings for music.

Children participate in two school-wide programs, one at Christmas and an end-of-the-year program. A Thanksgiving feast, carpool and lunch bunch, and early birds are other activities that are a part of the preschool program.

Some of the activities all of students participate in are:
Fall Festival
School Wide Pajama Party
Dessert with Daddy
Mother’s Day Tea
Graduation Program
Friday Morning Music

The preschool includes Christian principles in its program, teaching the children the Christian values of loving, sharing, being kind to one another

Visitors are welcome. First Christian Preschool staff  look forward to meeting you and your children.

For more information, please call Mrs. Sarah Marquez at 912-234-3149 or email

First Christian Preschool, 711 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, 31405, 912 234-3149, First Christian Preschool is a advertiser.

Winter Kids Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Art Classes Winter Scribble Art studio Savannah

Late Winter 2016 Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah late winter children’s art classes will start in January 2016.

Late Winter classes include:
DRAWING 101 (Ages 8+);
CREATIVE KIN (All ages);
BUDDING ARTISTS (KINDER ART) (Ages 4 and under);

Learn more about the classes offered here.


Portfolio Prep Classes Savannah Drawing

Portfolio Prep Classes with Jose Ray in Savannah.

Jan. 21-March 10, Thursdays 6-7:30PM @ Scribble Art Studio. Learn more here.  

Portfolio development classes, open studio dates and mock auditions!

For more info, call 912-713-7376 or email

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

Puppy Obedience Training Classes in Savannah

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

images (18)Getting the kids a puppy for Christmas?

You will need this: A list of places that offer puppy obedience classes in Savannah. Many of these offer gift certificates, too, so you can give the gift of dog obedience training. (Read about our experience in puppy obedience class here.)

Train This Dog
Classes are at:
Catnip n Biscuits 2615 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga. 31404 (Near Victory Rd.)
TailsSpin 4717 US Highway 80 East, (next to Publix on Whitemarsh Island)
Train This Dog’s studio 2422 De Soto Ave,in the Starland Dairy off Bull Street


Carol’s Pampered Pets
341 Commercial Drive
Savannah, GA 31406


The Dogs Spot
1024 US Hwy 80 W. Ste 103
Pooler, GA 31322



Three locations in Savannah/Pooler

PetSmart Savannah-Victory Drive
1821 E. Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31401

PetSmart Savannah
11132 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31419

PetSmart Pooler
262 Pooler Parkway
Pooler, GA 31322


One Love Animal Rescue
Foster dog classes offered at:
TailsSpin Habersham
Habersham Village
4501 Habersham St.
Savannah, GA 31405
TailsSpin Whitemarsh
4717 US 80 East Next to Publix
Savannah, GA

Loyalists & Liberty: Kids’ American Revolution interactive program @ Savannah History Museum

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Loyalists & Liberty Savannah

The story of Savannah’s role in the American Revolution comes alive with the Loyalists & Liberty interactive program @ Savannah History Museum & Battlefield Memorial Park.

This hands-on family-friendly experience starts in Savannah History Museum, where you will learn about colonial life, conditions of a soldier in the American militia, and events leading up to the 1779 Battle of Savannah. The program concludes on Battlefield Memorial Park with musket firing demonstrations, while you join in a reenactment of the militia attack on the British fortification.

This experiential program is offered on select days including Jan. 15 -18 at Savannah History Museum at 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM.

For more information, please call 912.651.6840 ext. 303.

Detail here. 

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Kids’ Winter 2016 Art Classes @ Everyone’s An Artist studio in Pooler

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Kids' Art Lessons Pooler Everyone's An Artist Studio

Give the gift of art this Christmas – give art classes @  Everyone’s An Artist studio at 115 Canal St. in Pooler.

Until December 25 2015, you can pre-register the little ones in your life for any 8 week Winter session class for only $150. That’s a $35 savings!

Classes include drawing & painting; home-school classes; famous artists; mixed media and more.

Sign up soon to take advantage of this great deal & creative gift.

Call to register. 912-755-4567


Everyone’s An Artist studio, 115 Canal St. Pooler, offers group & private art classes, birthday parties, kids’ movie nights, adult art parties & more. On Facebook here. Everyone’s An Artist studio is a advertiser. 

Savannah’s Best Home Holiday Lights Displays 2015

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Best home holiday lights Christmas decorations in Savannah

Driving around Savannah, Pooler & Richmond Hill looking at home holiday light displays and decorations is a favorite family tradition.

From colossal Santa snow globes to computerized Christmas lights animated with music, we have your guide to local home holiday light displays.

Kids especially love those computerized “dancing” lights display animated with music. Lights choreographed to blink, twink and fade in red, blue, green and white, in sync with a custom-mixed soundtrack of holiday tunes.

Want to add a home lights display to this list? Please email us the info at


Confirmed 2015 displays not to be missed


New addition: 18,000 lights and 4 blow ups and sparkling crown at 24 Greatwood Way Savannah 31407 in the Highlands subdivision.

* NEW ADDITION (pictured above): 18,000 lights and 4 blow ups and sparkling crown at 24 Greatwood Way Savannah 31407 in the Highlands subdivision.

*  NEW ADDITION:  Computerized and static display at 165 Bald Cypress Lane off of Little Neck Road, 5:30-9:30PM nightly in Cypress Creek subdivision. Entrance to subdivision is 5 miles from Savannah Christian Church. There is also a display on Cypress Street in Bloomingdale.

* New addition: 701 Stuart St. off Waters Avenue. The huge collection of giant inflatable holiday decorations are back at 701 Stuart St. off Waters Avenue in Savannah. The inflatables weren’t up last year so we didn’t have it on this year’s list of best Savannah home decorations. Glad to see them back.

* 116 N. Sheftall Circle on Wilmington Island. Roughly 40,000-50,000 lights.

* 512 Gordonston Ave. Savannah: Old-fashioned holiday yard display that’s been a favorite for years.  On certain nights, they offer hot chocolate for visitors and even Santa visits.

* 1 Nina Court in Paradise Park, Savannah,  31406: light display that plays along to music. There’s also a talking Santa.

* 1915 Linnhurst Drive, Savannah, 31404: traditional lights display accompanied by blow ups. (Expected to be up by Dec. 5 2015)

* 9 Yorkshire Place (Expected to be up by Dec. 5 2015)

*125 Sea Palm Road in Palmetto Cove subdivision off Walthour Road on Wilmington Island

*6022 Betty Drive. Should be up by Sat. Dec 5 2015.

* 82 Coffee Pointe Drive. For years, these owners had a favorite display at their former home at 102 Junco Way in Georgetown. They continue to have a lights display at their new home; however it’s in a gated community. But the gates are usually open until 7PM so come early.

130 Smoke Rise Rd. in Creekside at Richmond Hill Plantation. Dancing Lights. Nightly viewing 6-10 PM. Through Dec. 31. Creekside at Richmond Hill Plantation is located off of Highway 144 on Brisbon Road. Visitors should tune into 107.1 FM to sync up with the Dancing Lights and enjoy the show.

*Taking the 2015 season off: 182 Mills Run Drive near Chatham Parkway is taking 2015 holiday season off. We hope this favorite dancing house will be back in 2016.


Traditional home decorations

*202 Blue Marlin Drive off Jamaican Run in Seagate, Whitemarsh Island

*504 E. 52 St, Ardsley Park

If you know of other homes that we should include in this list, please email


Not sure yet

Below are a few of last year’s amazing house light displays that we hope will be great again this year BUT WE AREN’T SURE YET IF THEY ARE UP YET. We’ll keep you updated when/if they are.

Savannah Quarters subdivision in Pooler
*116 Sussex Retreat
*124 Kingfisher Circle
*5 Cobham Draw
*194 Kingfisher Circle

*Keystone Drive & Dyches Drive 

*109 Wynngate Rd in Wilmington Park on Wilmington Island. (nearby are usually nice displays at 3 Lancaster and 106 Okatee and 110 Santee)

* 208 Cypress St. Bloomingdale,  31419: Dancing Lights!

* 39 Holly Springs Circle @ Lakeshore, Port Wentworth off Hwy 30

* Several houses on Silverleaf Court (off Gilliam & Norwood avenues near La Roche Ave.), Savannah with beautiful displays of lights.

Public Holiday Lights Displays in Savannah

December Nights & Holiday Lights 2015 @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah. Details here.


Holiday Lights worth the drive

Harbour Town Lights, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Is. FREE. ($6 per vehicle Sea Pines gate fee) Through January 1. Details here

Dove Street Festival of Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Center, Hilton Head Is. 6-10PM nightly through Jan. 2. Details here. 

Lights Before (& After) Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, S.C. Details here.

Holiday Festival of Lights Charleston S.C. Details here

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights @ Atlanta Botanical Garden.  Details here.

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