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Savannah Summer Camps 2016: Smart Camp @ St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Smart Camp Savannah Summer Camps 2016 St. Peter the Apostle Wilmington Island

Saint Peter the Apostle School 2016 Summer Smart Camp
Campers will experience a variety of activities each day taught by St. Peter’s teachers including Math, Science, Art,Culinary Arts, Reading, Construction, American Girl and more. Fun & games too!

Open to the community. Children do not have to be students at St. Peter’s to attend.

2016 Camp Dates:
June 13-17 &
June 20-24
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages/Grades: Rising Pre-K 4 through rising 6th graders
Cost: $125 per week for first child, $100 per week for additional siblings.
Drop off: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Extended care: $25 per wk per child; available from 3-5PM

Click here for the registration form.

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Location

The school is easily accessible from Whitemarsh Island, the Truman Parkway, mid-town Savannah and Tybee Island. It is located just off Highway 80 East (Victory Drive), not far from Thunderbolt.

For more information, visit www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com

St. Peter the Apostle School, www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com,  7020 Concord Rd., Savannah, 31410, 912-897-5224,  On Facebook here. On Twitter here. St. Peter the Apostle School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Diesel Days Train Rides & Blacksmithing Demos @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Train Rides Georgia State Railroad Museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum‘s Diesel Days begin Fri. Feb. 5 2016.

There will be site tours by Diesel Train at the following times through March 27:

Fridays and Saturdays @ 11AM 11:30AM, 1PM and 2PM
Sundays @ 1PM and 2PM

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Blacksmithing Demos

Get ready for Irons in the Fire 2016 a celebration of artist blacksmithing @ Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.

On Sat. Feb. 27, the community is invited to attend an artisan blacksmithing demonstration from 10AM-4PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum. A dozen blacksmiths from the Southeast will showcase their craft and fabricating items for purchase in the blacksmith shop.

The expert metalsmith artists will create a variety of designs using just the old world tools of fire, anvil and hammer to make their masterpieces. Please note that while many of the items will be for purchase, most sales are cash only.

Cost

The day-long event is open for the cost of general admission at Georgia State Railroad Museum, $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 to 12 years old.

The entire Georgia State Railroad Museum site will be open for exploring, so visitors are encouraged to walk through the historic railcars, experience the handcar and go on a guided Site Tour by Train.

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah 31401, 912-651-6823, chsgeorgia.org/GSRM, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah schools: Open Houses 2016 @ Veritas Academy Savannah

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Savannah schools Veritas Academy Open Houses 2016

Looking for a private, family-oriented Savannah Christian school?

Make plans to visit Veritas Academy in Savannah at their 2016 Open Houses:

Thurs. Feb. 4, 9AM
Thurs. Feb. 25, 9AM

Veritas Academy in Savannah is a Classical, Christian, and Covenantal school that unites the academic substance of the classical liberal arts with a Christ-centered education in a family-oriented condensed day format.

Stay connected with Veritas Academy by liking their page on Facebook here. On Twitter @VeritasGryphons. On Instagram here.

Veritas Academy , Pre-K through 12th grade,  25 W. Oglethorpe Lane., Savannah 31401, 912-238-1222,  email info@veritassavannah.org www.VeritasSavannah.org Veritas Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Schedule your free Kindermusik Savannah class today

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Kindermusik toddler baby classes Savannah Kindermusik Savannah  with 88 Keys Piano offers music & motion classes for parents and children together on a weekly basis.

Bring your newborns through 7 year olds to our Kindermusik studio to see what an early beginning in music can do for your child.

Songs, dances, instruments, stories, books and more.

Experience the joy of making music TOGETHER.

Receive monthly materials to further your learning at home – books, music, and activities to enjoy together.

First trial class is FREE.

Playdates for ages 0-7

Kindermusik also offers monthly musical playdates for 0-7 year olds: February playdate theme is “Love Somebody” and will meet Sat. Feb. 13 and Tues. Feb. 16 at 10am.

Enroll online at www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik  or call 912.988.KEYS (5397).

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

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Musical, Savannah

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Disney Beauty and the Beast Musical Savannah DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MUSICAL in Savannah
February 9
7:30 pm
Tickets are $37.5 to $62.50

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theater.

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Johnny Mercer Theatre.

Tickets info here.

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

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

St. Andrew's School Wilmington Is. Savannah schools

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action.

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2016-17 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Tuesday of each month
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, Savannah.

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 www.saintschool.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email HelleW@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here.  St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Interactive historic re-enactment kids’ program @ Old Fort Jackson

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Old Fort Jackson SavannahMix fun with education at A Century of Sentries- a kid-friendly, interactive historic re-enactment program happening Presidents’ Weekend of Feb 12-Feb 15 2016 at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah.

Old Fort Jackson played an important role in the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

Come learn about the history and more during the special “A Century of Sentries” program.

Explore the daily life of a soldier, while uncovering stories about the many individuals and units once stationed there.

Guests can participate in a variety of activities appropriate for all ages. Available activities include marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill and musket and cannon demonstrations.

Learn more here. 

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912-232-3945

Admission:
$7 per adult
$4 per child (ages 2-12)
Ask about the Discount Combination Ticket

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday: 9am-5pm

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Children’s entertainment, music, Irish dance + free admission for kids under 14 @ Savannah Irish Festival, Feb. 19-21

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Free kids' events in Savannah Savannah Irish Festival 201424th Annual Savannah Irish Festival
February 19-21, 2016

Savannah Irish Festival brings two days and one night of internationally acclaimed Irish-American and Celtic music, dance, culture, food and fun to historic downtown Savannah.
When: Feb. 20-21 2016

Where: Savannah Civic Center, 401 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, Georgia
Other: Friday Night Ceili, traditional Irish dance party. Friday, Feb. 19, 6:30pm, Knights of Columbus, 3 W. Liberty Street.

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FREEBIES:
Free admission for children younger than 14.
Sunday is free for Military personnel and their families, as well as college students with proper ID.

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Festival highlights

Sat. Feb. 20
Main Stage
10:15 – 11:30 Opening Ceremonies with St. Vincent’s Academy Chorale and the Savannah Pipes and Drums
11:45 – 12:30 Legacy Irish Dance Academy
12:45 – 1:30 Atlanta Ceili Band
1:45 – 2:30 Brendan Nolan
2:45 – 3:30 Carroll Brown Band
3:45 – 4:30 Irish Dancers of Savannah
4:45 – 5:30 Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters
5:45 – 7:00 Seven Nations and the Kir Project

Sun. Feb. 2
Main Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Irish Dancers of Savannah
1:00 – 1:45 Savannah Ceili Band
2:00 – 2:45 Legacy Irish Dance Academy
3:00 – 3:45 Carroll Brown Band
4:00 – 5:00 Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased the day of the event.  For advance ticket sales call 912-651-6556 or 800-351-7469, or online at the Savannah Civic Center’s website.
$12* for a day ticket (good either Saturday or Sunday)
$16* for a two-day ticket.
Free admission for children under 14.
Free admission on Sunday for active duty military and family, and/or college students. (Valid ID required)
*Additional Savannah Civic Center Box Office service charges apply.
Other:
Friday Night Ceili (Traditional Irish Dance Party)
Kicks off the Irish Festival weekend. Do your best Irish dance moves to the tunes of the Savannah Ceili Band.
Friday, February 19, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Council 631
3 West Liberty Street (Liberty & Bull Streets)
$5 cash at the door.

For more details & the full schedule of performers, click here.

 

2016 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival, Savannah

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

A-Town Get Down 2016 Savannah2016 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival

Saturday, February 27
Savannah’s 6th Annual A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival

Known for their distinctive mix of rock, funk and R&B, Robert Randolph & The Family Band will headline the 2016 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival. The festival includes performances by over 25 live bands and visual artists.

In addition to live performances and exhibits, guests can expect an array of family activities, hands-on art projects, workshops, and an open jam session.

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Free from noon-5PM

The festival is free for all ages from noon-5pm. Tickets are now on sale for the evening’s festivities (5pm-Midnight).

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Savannah’s A-Town Get Down is one of the area’s fastest-growing festivals.

Organized by the Alex Townsend Memorial Foundation, it is an interactive art and music festival dedicated to providing access to the arts for Savannah’s youth, inspiring them to discover the confidence and self-esteem that comes with creative self expression.

Since the inaugural festival in 2011, the A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival celebrates the life of Alex Townsend, affectionately called A-Town, by making the arts more accessible to underserved communities throughout Savannah, the city he loved.

Tickets/cost:
12pm-5pm:
FREE for all ages
5pm-Midnight:
$25/General Admission
$15/Student or Military (with valid ID)

Tickets on sale now here.

Noon-Midnight
Charles H. Morris Center
10 E. Broad Street
Savannah, GA 31401

 

Open Enrollment for Savannah’s all-girl roller derby team

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

image1 (10)Savannah Jr. Derbytaunts, Savannah’s only all girl roller derby team.

New skaters ages 8-17 are welcome to come to Open Enrollment FOR FREE on Saturdays in January, 9-11am at Star Castle Family Entertainment Center, 550 Mall Blvd, Savannah 31406

Skates, helmets and protective gear available for use.

Skaters must bring their own mouth guard and water bottle. For more information click here  or email savannahjuniorderby@gmail.com

Savannah schools: Lottery for Savannah-Chatham Public Specialty Schools is Feb. 29

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Savannah public schools application deadline free pre-KInterested in enrolling your child in one of the various Savannah-Chatham Public School specialty programs including kindergartens for 2016-17?

Online application is available now & the application window closes Feb. 1 2016. (These public schools such as Garrison Elementary, J.G. Smith Elementary, Charles Ellis Montessori Academy etc. either don’t have an attendance zone/neighborhood district or they also accept children outside of their attendance zone/neighborhood district).

Information about the new online application process & specialty school admission requirements is available here.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System offers 23 Specialty Programs throughout the district to provide students with a diverse portfolio of educational options.

Explore the Savannah-Chatham County Public School website to find the Specialty Program best suited to your child’s interest and ability. Contact information for each school can be found under the Site List tab. For specific specialty school admissions requirements click here.

Lottery for placement in these specialty programs is Feb. 29.

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Free, state-funded Pre-K

The Pre-K Lottery for Savannah-Chatham public schools is different than the Specialty Program application process & will be at a later date.  

Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2016-17 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available starting Feb. 23 2016. Applications are due March 8 2016. The lottery will be April 5 2016.

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

Daily programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Savannah Children's Museum

UPDATE: Savannah Children’s Museum will open on Monday, March 28 when Savannah-Chatham public schools are closed on holiday, 10AM – 4PM
(*Savannah Children’s Museum will open on days that Chatham County schools are closed.)

During the school year, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programming Wednesdays through Sundays.

School Hours: August 30th – May 30th
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED (large groups)
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
*Please note that the Museum may close due to weather conditions.Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

Programming for Wednesdays through Saturdays
10:30am Rockstar Reading
11:30am Awesome Art
12:30pm Family Fitness
1:30pm Super Science

Programming for Sundays
11:30am Rockstar Reading
12:30pm Awesome Art
1:30pm Family Fitness
2:30pm Super Science

Admission:

$7.50 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Ask about the discount combination ticket

Savannah Children’s Museum is a magical outdoor space located at Georgia State Railroad Museum in the old Central of Georgia Carpentry Shop. Expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families learn while they play.

You can purchase tickets at each of the museum’s gift shops or take advantage of the Discount Combination Ticket.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

FOR DETAILS ON SCM’S SUNDAY NUTRITION WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS, CLICK HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, chsgeorgia.org/SCM, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Visit CHS on Super Museum Sunday for free admission

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

FREE events Savannah Super Museum Sunday 2016Where can you learn about three centuries of diverse history in Savannah?

Coastal Heritage Society’s five sites are once again participating in Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday, on Sun. Feb. 7, 2016 from noon to 4 pm.

Georgia History Festival gives locals and visitors a chance to explore the state’s rich history through free programming at historic sites, house museums and art museums.

What: Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday

When/Where: Feb 7, noon to 4 pm at all five of CHS sites:
*Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA
*Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, GA
*Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA

Cost: FREE!

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

Farm Truck 912 mobile farmers market in Savannah

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Farm Truck 912 Savannah Thanks to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s Live Well. Be Well. initiative, Forsyth Farmers’ Market has created Farm Truck 912, a mobile farmers’ market that will bring local fruits and vegetables to Savannah neighborhoods with the least access to healthy food.

Farm Truck 912 will both accept and double SNAP/EBT benefits and offer health and nutrition opportunities.

Weekly Farm Truck 912 Schedule:

Department of Children and Family Services Center
Mondays, 10am-11:30am

Savannah Gardens
Mondays, 3-4pm

Sheppard’s Gas/Food Mart on Gwinnett
Tuesdays, 11am-Noon

Sustainable Fellwood
Tuesdays, 1-2pm

Moses Jackson Community Center
Tuesdays, 3-4pm

WW Law Community Center
Thursdays, 3-4pm

Memorial Health
Fridays, 11am-1pm

For more information or to offer support, contact: farmtruck912@gmail.com or click here.

Valentines Cupcakes, Gift Boxes from Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Gigi's Cupcakes valentine's Savannah

Make your go-to spot for Valentine’s Day 2016 Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah.

Valentine’s gift ideas & treats include: Mini Smooch Box, Cheesecakes, Valentine’s Cupcakes & more.

Preorder now at www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/orderahead or call Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah at 912.349.2778.

Place your Valentine’s Day order online at GigisCupcakesUSA.com/orderahead.

Stay connected with Gigi’s on Facebook here.

Valentine’s Weekend Hours: Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah will be open on Valentine’s Day 10AM – 6PM Sat. Feb. 14.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 100,  912.349.2778 or email savannahga@gigiscupcakesusa.com ,www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/savannahgeorgia. On Facebook here. Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is a SouthernMamas advertiser.

Stroller Strong Moms 5K & Kids’ Run, Jan. 30

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah Stroller Workouts Moms Groups

The Get Fit for 2016 Challenge with Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah continues this Sat. Jan. 30, 10AM with a casual 5K and kids’ run @ Daffin Park.

This is a casual event – no fee, no race bibs or hydration stations, no official time. Just fun & hard work. Anyone is welcome.

Come ready to Sweat Like A Mother (S.L.A.M). Newcomers welcome!

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Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah has 11 classes a week in four different locations, M-F. During January & February 2016, class times are 10-11AM. Your first class is FREE!

Learn more here. 

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

Newcomers are welcome. First class is free.

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

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com On Facebook here. On Twitter herewww.strollerstrongmoms.com/wp/  Stroller Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser