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5 Reasons to Stay at Jekyll Island Holiday Inn Resort this February

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island hotels

Our favorite place to stay on nearby Jekyll Island: the oceanside, family-friendly Holiday Inn Resort.

The Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll has ocean views; newly refurbished digs; an outdoor oceanside pool; baby pool and hot-tub; al-fresco restaurant where kids eat free; easy beach access; a playground with picnic tables; rental bikes; wind-sculpted trees; fire pit; fitness center; and guest laundry facilities.

Need more reasons to visit Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Island? (which is  an easy, roughly 90-minute drive south on I-95 from Savannah) Here are five reasons to stay at Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Is. this February 2017.

Winter Programming:
Throughout the beach’s off-season, activities include bingo, trivia nights, movie nights, off-island excursions, golf and mini-golf tournaments, coffee meet and greets, weekly receptions, and more!

Bike Rentals:
Beach cruisers available to rent from the Front Desk. Ride the 25 miles of bike paths on Jekyll Island

Weather:
Temperatures fluctuating between the low 80s and high 60s (this weekend, temperatures will be in the 70s!)

On-Site Amenities:
A quarter-mile of private beach, pool, Jacuzzi, playground, gym

On-site dining at 2 Restaurants:
Beach House- Offers fresh, locally-sourced seafood, house-made pizza, fresh salads, and pasta. The Tap Room at Beach House features 24 draft beers.
NorthShore- your spot for coffee and cocktails

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Discount

Special Savings with the Winter Wonderland Rate. Book now here. 

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Jekyll Island Treasures Hunt Savannah What’s Happening on Jekyll?

Jekyll Island’s Island Treasures event. Rent a bike from our resort and go on a scavenger hunt for these unique glass balls. Learn more here. 

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Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island, 701 North Beachview Drive, 1-912-635-2211, Jekyll Island, GA 31527 Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Island is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Shower gift ideas: Moss & Marsh Bathtime Gift Set

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Moss & Marsh Savannah bath gift set shower gifts discount code

The Moss & Marsh Bathtime Gift set is the perfect gift for that new mom in your life or for yourself.

The Bath Apron keeps you dry while the Bath Mitt stays on your hand for easy washing – no more loosing the washcloth! And the Hooded Towel is extra warm and snuggly.

Customize with your favorite Moss & Marsh prints and colors!

Save 20% with our exclusive Southern Mamas code: SOUTHERN

About Moss & Marsh

Moss & Marsh is a handmade line of baby products with a Lowcountry aesthetic created by Savannah mom Candace Brodmann. Browse through their Web site here to see their complete collection of products.

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Savannah Schools: Open Houses @ Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Savannah Schools Coastal Empire Montessori

Come see all the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School has to offer.

Attend an open house or guided tour of this PreK4-5th grade public charter school.

Guided tours are every Wednesday at 10AM. Advance registration required by calling 912.395.4070.

2017 Open Houses

Tues. Feb. 7, 6PM
Sat. Feb. 18, 10AM
Wed. March 8, 6PM
Wed. March 29, 6PM

Applications for the 2017-18 school year are being accepted now. Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017 at midnight. 

The lottery will be Tues. April 11, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Learn more about the application process here.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School
301 Buckhalter Road
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School, cemco.org,  (912) 395-4070, cemcssav@gmail.com  On Facebook here. Coastal Empire Montessori is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Family Fun Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Free Family Fun Night Sandbox Children's Museum

You’re invited to FREE Family Night this Fri. Feb. 3, 5:30 – 7:30PM @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Family Friday Nights are open to ALL families!

Held the first Friday of each month (unless otherwise noted). Designed to bring families together, for a cost free evening of fun activities. Depending on the weather let the kids take a bounce in the museum’s Bounce House, build big with the Big Blue Blocks or get creative and crafty. An engaging easy evening. Light refreshments available.
Supported by The Bargain Box.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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Parent & Me classes: Kindermusik Savannah new February themes

Monday, January 30th, 2017

kindermusik savannah mommy and me events Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for brand new February themes!

Classes for ages 0-4 on Mondays at 10AM and for ages 0-7 on Tuesdays for ages 0-7.

Monthly play dates on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Come see why February is “We Love Kindermusik” month. Prizes, drawings, giveaways, and half price tuition specials!

For more info, or to visit a free class, visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912.988.KEYS today!

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free for ages 12 & younger: SCAD presents ‘Savannah Songs’, live musical performances

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Savannah Songs SCAD 2017 SCAD Presents “Savannah Songs”

Sat. Feb. 11
11AM-1PM

Join SCAD for an afternoon of immersive live performances that chart a musical journey through Savannah’s rich history. “Savannah Songs” will have you dancing in the streets and celebrating the city’s remarkable legacy. This one-of-a-kind event is brought to you by SCAD students and alumni.

Guests will explore four SCAD buildings that have been transformed into living portraits of the past. Delve into the 1920s for high tea at Gryphon. Wheel into Art’s for a bopping ’80s shake shop experience, and then jump back in time to Civil War-era Georgia in Morris Hall. Finally, grab your ration ticket and send the troops off to war in style with a 1940s big band, USO-style dance in Poetter Hall.

Check-in for “Savannah Songs” is at shopSCAD . Performances begin at 11AM and extend until 1PM

Admission is free for SCAD Carte holders and children age 12 and younger. Cost is $10 for the general public.

To purchase tickets visit, scad.edu/savannahsongs.

Savannah schools: Open House @ Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Jan. 29

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Savannah schools Blessed Sacrament elementary school

School searching in Savannah? Come see all that Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Savannah has to offer at an open house this Sunday Jan. 29, 11AM-2PM. Call 912-356-6987 for details.

Blessed Sacrament is a pre-K through 8th grade school that was founded in 1939.

Open House
Sun. Jan. 29 2017, 11AM-2PM
1003 E. Victory Drive
Savannah, 31405

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament School here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, www.bss-savannah.org, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

14-Week study for children 3-8 years old with Autism!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

autism medication clinical trial blum study

Do you know a 3-8 year old who has autism? Would you like to learn about something new in autism research?

The Blüm Study is a Phase 3 clinical research study for autism – it is enrolling across the United States! CM-AT, an investigational drug, represents a new approach to treating autism that focuses on the important relationship between the gut and the brain. There are no needles and no pills!

Meet the Blüm Study team from Segal Institute for Clinical Research. Call us at (843) 576-6750 to learn more.

Have 5 minutes? Meet the Blüm kids and learn more about our Phase 3 clinical study!

Visit www.blumstudy.com to learn more.

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Savannah schools: Open House @ St. Andrew’s School, Feb. 2

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Andrew's Wilmington Island

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action @ an open house 9AM Thurs. Feb. 2 2017.

Call to make a reservation 912-897-4941 ext. 452

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2017 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Thursday of each month
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

Open Houses
1st Thursday of every month at 9AM
Feb. 2
March 2
April 6
Call to make a reservation 912-897-4941 ext. 452

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. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

For more information, visit saslions.com

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

Be whoever you want to be with new Nick Cave exhibit @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Telfair Museums Savannah Nick Cave
Opens Fri. Jan. 27 runs until April 23, 2017
Jepson Center, Savannnah

Explore your identity with the art of internationally-renowned artist Nick Cave! Cave is most famous for his soundsuits, works that are part costume and part sculpture, designed to obscure the wearer’s body during live performances. This exhibition, the largest presentation of Cave’s work ever displayed in Georgia, features a selection of his soundsuits, as well as two massive textile tondos and two videos showcasing Cave’s soundsuit performances.

Kids 12 & younger are free.

Learn more here. 

RELATED PROGRAMS / Jepson Center

Free Family Day
Sunday, February 5, 1–4pm

Explore the joys of mixed media and nontraditional approaches to making fine art in this special Free Family Day event! Meet and discover local artists and art groups making and promoting contemporary art in an array of media, and take part in this exciting, blossoming scene by making some art of your own! Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Jepson Center for the Arts, 912-790-8800 or visit www.telfair.org. Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Spring Break Camps: YMCA of Coastal Georgia Holiday Camp

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Spring Break Savannah Camps 2017 YMCA Coastal Georgia When school’s out for Spring Break 2017, send your kids to the YMCA’s Holiday Camp where they’ll be engaged in fun, healthy activities.

Space at each location is limited. You are encouraged to register your student early.

Learn more & download a copy of the registration form here. 

Eligibility
Ages 5-13

Program Costs
Registration Fee: $10 (One time, Non-Refundable)
Members: $18/Day
Non-Members: $28/Day

Hours
7AM-6PM

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FREE Kindermusik Savannah demo class, Jan. 31

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Early Childhood Music Kindermusik Preschoolers Savannah Looking for a fun, educational activity to do with your newborn to 7 year old on Tues. Jan. 31 at 10AM?

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano invites you to a FREE* demo class!

All classes meet at the 88 Keys Piano Kindermusik studio in Bloomingdale.

Call 912.988.KEYS or visit kindermusikwith88keys.com for more info.

Or ask some of Kindermusik Savannah graduates who are now teenage musicians, or excelling in math, or graduating with honors.

Kindermusik has been offered in the Greater Coastal Empire for 16 years.

Early music education really DOES make a difference! Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano…music now, skills for life.
* trial demo class is free for all new families.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Late Winter Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Savannah art classes Scribble Art youth children kids elementary school

Late Winter 2017 Kids’ Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah late winter children’s art classes will start at the end of January 2017 and run through March 2017..

Late Winter classes include:
CREATING PICTURE BOOKS (Ages 6+)
ART EXPLORATION FOR KIDS (Ages 4+)
EXPLORING TECHNIQUES (Ages 11+)
COMICS AND CARTOONING (Ages 4+);
SEW MUCH FUN (Ages 6+);
PORTFOLIO PREP (Ages 8+);
EXPRESS YOURSELF (Ages 6+);
BEGINNER CALLIGRAPHY &
PRINTMAKING (Ages 6+);

Learn more about the above classes offered here.

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Scribble Art Studio youth art classes picture book class

CREATING PICTURE BOOKS class with Jose Ray includes printing a picture book.

Scribble Art Studio only offers this picture books class once a year and it’s unbelievably great, with the kids creating and printing their own picture book at the end.

The picture books class is Jan. 31-March 28, Tuesdays 4-5PM @ Scribble Art Studio. For ages 6 & older. Learn more here.

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Scribble Art Studio
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah, 31401

For more info on these Savannah youth art classes, call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah 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. 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

Mommy & Me classes: New healthy, fit classes including YogaKids @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Bluffton SCParent & Me classes (YogaKids, FitKids & more) start Jan. 30 2017 @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC.

A healthy lifestyle is learned early

Ignite the Senses has three options available to kick off 2017 for kids and moms too to test their strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Additional class days and times will be added as needed. Classes are once per week and can be in any combination between Yogakids and Fitkids for the children.

*All classes include 1 hour access to the open gym after the class

For those that want to save money – all you need to do is register and pay for your family in advance online. (Discount code: SAVE$10 – code can be used monthly, but only works for monthly rates). Register online here. 

YogaKids
$15/class – $60/month {Monday 9:30AM/Friday 11AM}

The emphasis in this class will be on slowing down! We live very fast paced and stressful lives and our children absorb the stress too. Children (ages 2 and older) will learn how to recognize signs of stress and how to best deal with it. Limited to 6 children/class. Register online here. 

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FitKids
$15/class – $60/month {Tuesday 11AM/Thursday 9:30AM}

FitKids (ages 2 and older) will have fun while building strength, coordination and balance along with confidence, self-esteem and independence. They will also learn team building skills with their new friends and as they challenge themselves they will learn that there are no limits to their abilities as long as they try and never give up. Limited to 6 children/class. Register online here.

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Mommy & Me Get Fit Together
$25/class – $100/month for families (up to 2 children)

This class is for those moms that want to workout and want to share the experience with their child(ren). Whether you carry and use your small child (infant) as a weight or your toddler mimics everything you do (side-by-side) we will provide a workout that both of you can do. All fitness levels are welcome. Limited to 6 families/class. Register online here. 

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LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Kids Stay Free + FREE Swim Up Room Upgrade & More Deals at Nickelodeon Resort

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Nick Resort Kids Stay Free 2017 Travel Deals Looking to escape the cold? Celebrate something special? Just want a memorable family vacation? The newest family-focused, all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, Nickelodeon Resort by Karisma, is offering some amazing deals making this vacation an incredible value!

For a very limited time, take advantage of deals including Kids Stay Free AND a complimentary character breakfast! For stays 5 nights or longer, Two Sisters Travel will upgrade you to a swim up room for FREE! Yes, that’s right, you only pay for a standard suite and you get a swim up suite.

The brand-new Nickelodeon Resort is located just outside Punta Cana and offers families a five-star luxury, all-inclusive vacation experience that’s filled with playful surprises. The resort features an interactive water park, Aqua Nick, complete with slides & a lazy river and of course all of your kids favorite Nick characters like SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, & more. Parents will love the gourmet restaurants, 24-hour room service, and the spacious accommodations designed for families.

For more information call 843.284.3241 or request a no-obligation quote online now.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Savannah gymnastics: Winter-Spring 2017 tumbling & gymnastics classes @ Summit Gymnastics

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Savannah gymnastics Savannah

Time to register for winter to spring gymnastics @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah 

For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Learn more here. 

About Summit Gymnastics

For over ten years, Summit Gymnastics has been dedicated to producing top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe and productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well being.

Summit’s positive, challenging, and motivational atmosphere will encourage gymnasts to make meaningful commitments to gymnastics. Summit Gymnastics will help gymnasts achieve their ultimate goal – to reach their fullest personal potential, both mentally and physically, within the sport of gymnastics.

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser