Archive for February, 2017

Enchanted garden swing portrait sessions with Family Tides Photography (Savannah children’s photographers)

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Savannah photographers photography spring special discounts 2017

Love this enchanted garden swing?

Have your children’s portraits made on this swing with  Family Tides Photography.

Savannah professional photographer Nancy Hedtke, owner of Family Tides Photography has Spring portrait specials coming up in Savannah’s beautiful parks.

Spring sessions include portraits on this an enchanted garden swing for March 5, 11, & 12 (30 minutes means you can include the whole family for some park photos as well).

Enchanted garden swing portraits
Family Tides Photography
912-650-0242
Email: nancy@familytidesphotography.com
Book your session online here. 

NOW BOOKING LIMITED EDITION SPRING SESSIONS

For custom sessions, please contact Nancy directly at 912-650-0242 to make plans.

**These discounted spots will fill quickly so don’t wait to snag yours**

March 5, 11, & 12: Enchanted Garden Swing Sessions in downtown Savannah parks

March 18 & 19: Springing Into Spring at the Savannah Botanical Gardens (virtual baby animals.)

April: April Showers – get your rain coats and rain boots together – this is going to be a super fun set. Dates coming soon.

Each of these 30 minute sessions is $80 to book. After your session, your images will be available for purchase via an online ordering appointment. Discounted digital image bundles for these sessions will be available from your session (3 Images: $100, 8 Images: 200, All Images: 350).

Book your session online here. 

Stay connected & updated about portrait sessions by following Family Tides Photography on Instagram here & liking their page on Facebook here.

Family Tides Photography, 912-650-0242, email nancy@familytidesphotography.com, familytidesphotography.com, Family Tides Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Giveaway: $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids upscale Savannah consignment sale, FEB 23-25

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

High Cotton Kids Spring 2017 Savannah SaleThis week, a SouthernMamas.com reader will win a $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids 2017 Spring/Summer consignment event, held FEB 23-25 in Savannah. SAME CENTRAL LOCATION: 2134 East Victory Drive (former location of CVS Pharmacy, behind Starbucks).

To enter to win, like High Cotton Kids on Facebook here. Then, answer this question on their FB wall: What bargain do you most hope to find at this season’s HCK sale? (e.g. Easter outfit, bathing suit, maternity clothes, a stroller, bike, a great deal on a boutique item from a local vendor). Deadline to enter is 9 PM Sun. FEB 19th. We’ll pick a name at random & announce it here.

Come shop consignment at its finest. High Cotton Kids is THE place to save a lot of money, make a lot of money and have a great time doing both! Savannah’s biggest upscale resale shopping event will include high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local vendors. Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price! There is something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all spring and summer.

Do you want to shop early for the best selection? Come to Shop for a Cause Presale on Thursday, February 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. High Cotton Kids is partnering with The Next Generation for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial and the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Please bring a $5 cash donation and shop one hour early, before the show opens to the public!

Consignor registration is open now through Sunday, FEB 19th! Clean out and cash in, consignors keep 60-70% of your sales! Bring your gently loved children’s items to our consignment showroom and let us do the selling. High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items that HCK accepts and does not accept, click here.

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High Cotton Kids Spring and Summer 2017 Show Hours

2134 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center

Thursday, FEB. 23 5-6PM Shop for a Cause Presale Check the details to shop early!

6-8PM Open to the public

Friday, FEB. 24 9AM – 5PM Open to the public

Saturday, FEB. 25 9AM – 2PM (Select items will be 40% OFF) Open to the public

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2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival (free from noon-5PM)

Friday, February 10th, 2017

7th Annual A-Town Get DownSave the date for the 2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival, Saturday, March 25, 2017 featuring Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, AJ Ghent & More

Savannah’s 7th Annual A-Town Get Down will take place March 25, noon-12AM at its new location on Indian Street. The area, defined by Indian Street (between Fahm Street and the Talmadge Bridge) is well known as both a creative hub and emerging business community.

A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival Savannah 2017 The family-friendly event is free from noon to 5PM and ticketed from 5PM to midnight.

This year’s all-day festival will feature over 25 live bands and visual artists each representing diverse music genres and artistic styles. Performers include Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Snarky Puppy Horns, Low Country Voices, Old Salt Union, Walter Parks, Savannah Children’s Choir, AJ Ghent, Marques & The Marvelous Miracles, Waits & Co, Complicated Animals, Annalise Curtin, The Billy Jonas Band (Especially Family Oriented), and the Live Art of Jose Ray, Will Penny, SCAD Ceramics, Digital Art, Loop It Up Savannah and much more.

Thanks to the festival’s new location, guests can expect larger stages and more live music and live art installations than ever before over the 12-hour period. A-Town is also partnering with Loop It Up Savannah again this year to connect students from Title I school districts to free access to interactive art and music projects.

The festival was created in honor of art student and musician, Alex “A-Town” Townsend, who passed away in 2010. The all-day festival’s mission is to increase access to music and art to citizens of the region. From the hours of 12pm – 5pm, the festival is free and open to everyone for family-friendly art and music events. From 5pm – midnight, the festival becomes a ticketed event for the headliner performers and art events.

Tickets/cost
12pm – 5pm:
FREE for all ages
5PM – midnight:
$35/General Admission
$25/Student or Military (with valid ID)
$95/VIP (Includes Friday night event with special appearances, meet and greet with performers, complimentary VIP tent at festival, VIP seating and swag bag)

Tickets are available for purchase at A-TownGetDown.com.

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Savannah schools: Going beyond the classroom @ St. Andrew’s School

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Andrew's School GOING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM @ St. Andrew’s School, Savannah.

Since receiving a grant this fall from the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB), St. Andrew’s relationship with the organization continues to grow.

Today Fri. Feb. 10, GFB manager Debra Gibson introduced the school’s first graders to some baby chicks. The young students prepared questions about chickens and farm life, in general. The highlight was learning to properly hold the baby chicks.

About St. Andrew’s

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.

NEW: Beginning in Fall 2017, St. Andrew’s offers FREE A.M. bus service with centralized pick up locations in Sandfly and on Skidaway Island.

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.

Savannah Spring Break Camps 2017: Art Camp with City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Spring Break Camps 2017 Savannah Art Camp

Figured out your Spring Break childcare yet?

Registration is now open for a popular, full-day art camp for ages 5-12 @ the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studio during the Chatham County School Spring Break March 20-24 2017.

Children 5 years of age must currently be enrolled in kindergarten.

Students participate in five art classes a day with certified art instructors and/or professional artists.  The classes may include ceramics, mixed media, puppetry, jewelry, fused glass, improv, music, or dance. All classes are taught by professional artists and art teachers. Friday afternoons parents are invited to view their children’s works in a gallery exhibition or watch a performing arts presentation.

Learn more about the camp here. 

Camp hours are 9AM – 4:30PM.

Students are grouped in age-appropriate groups of no more than ten students per instructor.

Per child fee: $150/$140 city resident

Registration information available online here.

Parent & Me musical classes: Kindermusik Savannah February classes & playdates

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah musical classes preschoolers toddlers babies

It’s time for February playdates @ Kindermusik with 88 Keys Savannah: “I Love Musik!”

Join Kindermusik Savannah Wednesday Feb. 15, Saturday Feb. 18 or Saturday Feb. 25 @ 10AM.

Open to ages 0-7 and their caregivers. Each child will receive an instrument, 10 songs, and a $10 coupon for our weekly classes. Come for a heartwarming time of celebrating our love for each other through music, instruments , movement, and more!

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com to enroll. All class spaces are limited and Saturday Feb. 18 is almost full, so enroll today.

Kindermusik… music now, skills for life.

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

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

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Spring Break 2017 deals: Book two weeks in advance to get 20% off @ Holiday Inn Resort @ Jekyll Island

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Jekyll Island Holiday Inn Resort Spring Break 2017 deals hotels

The elegant dark-bottom pool is surrounded by a Plexiglass fence so you are always within view of the ocean @ Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island. .

Book your Spring Break stay at Holiday Inn Resort @ Jekyll Island two weeks in advance and save up to 20%.

Book now here. 

We stayed at this Golden Isles oceanside, family-friendly and dog-friendly hotel the first weekend in February 2017 and can’t wait to go back. My kids actually swam in the pool (in February!) and warmed up in the hot tub but not before savoring the oceanfront playground and dog-friendly beach. (Until Memorial Day, your dog can run off-leash on the beach.)

A select number of dog-friendly accommodations are available.

This is the only hotel we ever frequent when visiting Jekyll. But this was the first time we were able to enjoy the hotel’s new Beach House restaurant – which offers indoor and outdoor dining. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Think fresh, locally-sourced seafood, house-made pizza, fresh salads, and pasta.

Kids eat free @ Beach House restaurant Jekyll Island Holiday Inn Resort

Kids eat free @ new Beach House restaurant at Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island.

The Kid’s Club features planned activities from the hotel’s activities manager, such as arts and crafts, water balloon fights, outdoor movie nights and more. The KidSuite rooms include bunk beds for the little ones and a separate bedroom for parents.

There’s also an outdoor fire pit, dramatic wind-sculpted trees, bike rental, bike baths. The hotel’s elegant dark-bottom pool with sleek lounge chairs is surrounded by a Plexiglass fence so you are always within view of the ocean.

Spring Break 2017 discount. Book early & save

Save up to 20% off rates for Spring Break!

Just book 2 weeks or more in advance.  Book now here. 

Spring break deals Jekyll Island Holiday Inn Resort

A select number of dog-friendly accommodations are available @ Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island.

See our list of things to do with kids on on Jekyll Island here. 

Like the Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll Island on Facebook here to see photos and to stay updated about hotel specials and events.

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 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Art, Video Game Development & Pre-K Camps @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps 2017 Art, Video Game Development Summer camps 2017 @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center in Savannah.

Register online here. 

For more information, call 912.790.8823.

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Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp, 10–12yrs, May 30–June 2
No camp Monday, May 29
Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp, 12–14yrs, July 3–7
No camp Tuesday, July 4
9am–3pm
Member $160/Non-member $180
This four-day camp is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, and use of value to create volume and space. The camp will also include practice portraiture and sketching from clothed models. The Drawing Portfolio Builder Camp is a great class for students to learn and advance the skills necessary for developing art portfolios.

Register online here. 

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Master Artist Photography Session A, 10–12yrs, June 5–9
Master Artist Photography Session B, 13–16yrs, June 12–16
9am–3pm
Member $200/Non-member $235
This intensive, weeklong program focuses on black-and-white and digital photography, as well as the basic functions of 35mm manual cameras. While instructors emphasize the advancements of digital media and Adobe Photoshop, they will also cover conventional methods of film photography, including pinhole cameras, to supplement the experience. The camp features student use of both manual and digital cameras. This camp will utilize the William Wegman: Improved Photography exhibition as inspiration for on-location shoots in the historic district. The program will culminate with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center.

Register online here. 

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Raising STEAM: Technology, Art, and Electronics 10–12yrs, June 19–23
9am–3pm
Member $200/Non-member $235
This comprehensive STEAM Camp gives young people the opportunity to explore the artistic potential of technology. In this weeklong camp, students will learn to use a variety of technologies and methods to create and express themselves. Students will explore 3D printing, create images with Adobe Photoshop, and solder their own electronic-noise toys. Participants will also learn basic computer programming with Arduino microcontrollers. The program culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Jepson Center.

Register online here. 

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Art with the Pros Session 6–10yrs, June 26–29
9am–3pm
Member $175/Non-member $195
Each day, this camp will feature a different local artist providing a unique lesson based on his or her medium. Lunch in Telfair Square (weather permitting), breaks and games in ArtZeum, and special tours of the galleries are all included. Students will learn to give constructive criticism on their own and their peers’ artwork. The program culminates with a student art exhibition and a reception in the Jepson Center.

Register online here. 

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Video Game Development 14–18yrs, July 17–21
Video Game Development 12–14yrs, July 10–14
9am–3pm
Member $175/Non-member $195
Full STEAM ahead! In this weeklong camp, students will build their own video games. Students will explore, play, and learn computer programming from scratch using open-source game-making programs. The summer camp culminates with a reception and exhibition of the participants’ games in the Jepson Center’s Morrison Community Gallery.

Register online here.  

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Museum Explorations Pre-K Camp 4–6yrs, half day, July 24–July 28
9am–noon
Member $100/Non-member $125
Stave off summer doldrums! Exploring Telfair Museums’ three sites and exhibitions has never been so much fun. Each day, participants will tour a new exhibit and learn to create the very same types of art seen in the galleries. Find inspiration with instruction in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Students immerse themselves in innovative arts lessons taught by professional artists.

Register online here. 

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Crafters Camp, 8–11yrs, July 17–21
9am–3pm
Member $175/Non-member $195
The Ultimate Crafty Kids Camp is packed with a variety of projects: screen printing, knitting, friendship bracelets, calligraphy folder paper, and much more. In this weeklong camp, students will explore and learn techniques in a rich variety of crafts that will inspire and develop their desire to be independent makers.

Register online here. 

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Video Game Design with Scratch, 9–12yrs, half day, July 24–July 28
9am–noon
Member $100/Non-member $125
This summer camp teaches beginning students how to create their own video game using Scratch, a colorful programming environment that makes it easy to bring interactive stories to life. In class, students collaborate on developing a game from the beginning to final polish. A fun and informative way to introduce younger students to the art of video game development.

Register online here. 

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2 FREE Days at Universal Orlando Resort

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Universal Orlando Resort’s most popular promotion is back and Two Sisters Travel has all of the details!

Get 2 FREE days of thrills & chills when you buy a 2-day Park-to-Park ticket. You’ll get double the time to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Minions, and more of your favorite characters.

Package with one of 5 Universal Orlando Resort hotels to take advantage of exclusive park benefits, and special savings! Enjoy special vacation package benefits including Early park Admission & complimentary park transportation. And Deluxe Resorts even include complimentary Express Ticket upgrades, valued at $89 per person, per day.

Don’t have Spring Break plans? Universal Orlando Resort makes the perfect last-minute destination. Take in a long weekend of adventure and fun for less than $145 per person, per day for a family of 4.

Two Sisters Travel can even create a customized Universal Orlando Resort vacation package for your family with accommodations, tickets, dining plans, Blue Man Group tickets, even admission to Sea World. The possibilities are endless. And you can always rest assured that you’ll receive the lowest pricing, guaranteed. 

Hurry the FREE 2 day ticket offer expires May 3, 2017. Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today for a no-obligation vacation quote online or call 843-284-3241, and start planning your exciting Universal Orlando Resort vacation today

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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Spend night in Ga’s oldest brick fort @ Old Fort Jackson Family Campover 2017, Savannah

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Old Fort Jackson Campover sleepover Coastal Heritage Society Savannah

Spend the night in Georgia’s oldest brick fort and experience history firsthand.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 “Old Fort Jackson Family Campover,” the annual event for families to experience history firsthand in a 207-year-old National Landmark. Purchase tickets online here.

The campoover will be Friday, March 3 at 5PM through Saturday, March 4 at 9AM at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404.

During the event children will train as soldiers from the American Revolution and participate in a reenactment of the 1778 Battle of Savannah. Adults will have the opportunity to train as Civil War soldiers and learn the drill for the 12 lb. howitzer, our historic cannon, and fire the weapon.

Tent setup will begin at 5PM. Dinner will be served at 6:15PM followed by fun military activities. The night will end with smores, historic songs and games. The next morning campers will rise, pack up their gear, enjoy breakfast and participate in the event closing ceremonies.

Preregistration and prepayment are required and tickets are $55 for children ages 6 to 15 years of age. Tickets are $35 for adults 16 years of age and older, with an optional black powder demonstration add-on costing $50.

Event tickets can be purchased here. Registration closes on Wednesday, March 1 and space is limited.

Old Fort Jackson Family Campover 2017
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404

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“The Addams Family” musical @ St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Addams Family Musical St. Andrew's School Savannah St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island proudly presents the Broadway musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

The weird and wacky family will come to life on the St. Andrew’s stage on Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26 2017

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and go on sale 45 minutes prior to the curtain. For more information, call 897.4941.

This event is open to the public. 

Showtimes

Fri. Feb. 24 – 7:30PM
Sat. Feb. 25 – 3PM and 7:30PM
Sun. Feb. 26 – 3PM

(Pictured L to R: Lindsey Berkman, Sophia Kotowski, Richie Cook, Cole Becker, Marie Solitario, Jordyn Linfoot, and Hayden Haupt)

About St. Andrew’s

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.

Free games Sunday @ Mathnasium of Savannah Islands

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Free games afternoon Mathnasium Savannah Islands

FREE games afternoon is this Sunday Feb 12, 4-5.30PM.

Open to all students in 1st grade and older.

RSVP via email to savannahislands@mathnasium.com with the student’s name and grade by Sat. Feb. 11.

Mathnasium of Savannah Islands 
107 Charlotte Road, Savannah 31410
912-898-3700
(Whitemarsh Isl next to Polka Dots)

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‘Irons in the Fire’ blacksmithing event @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Monday, February 6th, 2017

blacksmith event Savannah Georgia State Railroad Museum Irons in Fire

You are invited to attend an artisan blacksmithing demonstration @ Georgia State Railroad Museum 10AM-4PM Sat. Feb. 25.

Blacksmiths from across the Southeast will be showcasing their craft and fabricating items for purchase in the blacksmith shop.

The museum has an 1850s railroad Blacksmith Shop on site at Georgia State Railroad Museum to highlight this element of industrial history.

The expert metalsmith artists will be sharing a variety of designs using just the Old World tools of fire, anvil and hammer to create their masterpieces.

Please note that while many of the items will be available for purchase, most sales are cash only.

The day-long event is included in the cost of general admission at Georgia State Railroad Museum, $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 to 12 years of age. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members.

In addition to experiencing “Irons in the Fire,” the entire Georgia State Railroad Museum site will be open for exploration, 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 Road
Savannah, GA 31401

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Savannah preschools: Open House @ First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Savannah preschools First Presbyterian Preschool Open House for Prospective Families @ First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
6-7PM
First Presbyterian Preschool
520 Washington Ave.
Savannah, GA 31405

Come and check out this beloved Savannah preschool’s wonderful classes for one – four year olds!

Teachers @ First Presbyterian Preschool would love to meet you and your child!

For more information call 912-351-0609.

Learn more about First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah here. 

Georgia Day Parade 2017, Savannah

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Georgia Day Parade Savannah 2016FREE Georgia Day Parade 2017

Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade, downtown Savannah
Friday February 10, 2017 at 10:45AM.

Students & teachers costumed as historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event, walking from Forsyth Park along Bull Street to Savannah City Hall.

Rain date for this event is Feb. 13, 10:45AM

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Free annual Savannah Tweed Bike Ride & Lawn Games Tourney

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Savannah tweed bike ride 2017 The fourth annual Savannah Tweed Ride will leave from Forsyth Park (near the basketball courts) at 2PM this Sunday, Feb. 12 for a leisurely ride around Savannah. The bike ride is free and open to the public.

$5 Lawn Games Tourney

Following the ride, there will be a Lords and Ladies English Lawn Games Tourney (cost $5 per participant) featuring traditional English lawn sports.

The cost is only $5 per participant. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, and a portion will go toward a tournament prize pot! Trophy cups and medals will also be awarded to the top two teams!

Register here.

Savannah Children’s Museum to host Dr. Seuss Fest 2017, Feb. 25

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Coastal Heritage Society Seuss Fest 2017 Savannah Children's Museum Celebrate all things Dr. Seuss during Seuss Fest Sat. Feb. 25 @ Savannah Children’s Museum.

Event attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character, in honor of the children’s book author. The event will will take place from 10AM to 4PM at Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

Museum educators will lead the group with Seuss stories, games and activities. This year there will be “Seuss Science Station,” a “Green Eggs & Ham Rhyming Maze,” a “Save the Trees Station with The Lorax” and a Seusstastic Selfie Station, complete with costumes and props.

Guests are encouraged to use #SeussFest2017 to share their experience on social media.

Community partners will help provide Seuss-filled fun throughout the day. The Dwaine and Cynthia Willet Children’s Hospital of Savannah will bring a “Hop on Pop” interactive game and a “One Fish, Two Fish Relay.” Loop It Up Savannah will have on-going craft activities in the baggage car. Savannah Children’s Theatre will also share performances from “Seussical the Musical” at noon and 2PM.

Admission to “Seuss Fest” is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $7.50 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is free for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find details about becoming a member here. 

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Mommy & Me music fun: Kindermusik Savannah February classes & playdates

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah Mommy and Me music classes toddler preschooler It’s “We Love Kindermusik” month!

With so much going on at Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys, you’ll want to be enrolled for sure in February. They’ve got musical playdates with the theme, “I Love Musik!” on the 15th, 18th, and 25th; a heartwarming community project running all month long to help a maternity home; coloring contests, drawings, and prizes toward the end of the month.

Plus, there’s a super-special way to share the love of music with a friend at HALF PRICE for March if you’re enrolled in February!

Talk about loads of fun! Get involved today by visiting kindermusikwith88keys.com and starting off with a free weekly class!

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

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

Giveaway: A family four pack of tickets to Harlem Globetrotters in Savannah

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Harlem Globetrotters Savannah ticket giveaway

Start whistling Sweet Georgia Brown.

Because SouthernMamas.com is giving away a family four-pack of tickets to The Harlem Globetrotters 2017 World Tour Savannah show to one of our lucky readers.

The Globetrotters’ one-of-a kind family entertainment show will be Savannah at 7PM Thursday March 9 @ the Savannah Civic Center.

To enter to win to see this basketball artistry, visit the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page here, comment on the post about why you’d love to see these whistling ball-handling wizards, then share the Harlem Globetrotters giveaway post on your page.  Or comment on our SouthernMamas Harlem Globetrotters Instagram post.

Deadline to enter: 10PM Thurs. Feb. 16.

We’ll announce the winner and on our Facebook page on Fri. Feb. 17, so please check back.

The Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 2017 World Tour
Savannah Civic Center-Martin Luther King Arena
March 9, 2017 7PM

This year, the Globetrotters will introduce the first-ever 4-point line. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket — 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the NBA’s current 3-point line.

In addition to the on-court action, the Globetrotters, known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, are giving back in communities around the country through The Great Assist initiative, which launched in October of 2015 and pledges to spread 100 million smiles around the world over the next 10 years with acts of kindness.

Tickets

Can’t wait for the giveaway? We’ve got a ticket discount code.

You can purchase group discounted tickets from David Edwards via phone or email 678-497-1878, Edwards@harlemglobetrotters.com until Monday, March 6 at NOON or via this link here and using the Promo Code below.

Promo Code: MOREFUN

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Massie Heritage Art & Digging History Camps

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps 2017 Massie Heritage Center Art History

We can’t wait until Summer 2017 and are excited to post our first of many Savannah summer camps.

Massie Heritage Center in Savannah will offer these unique summer camps.

Art through the Ages Day Camp
Rising K through 3rd grade
Session I: June 5th – June 9th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Session II: June 26th through June 30th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Students will learn about arts and crafts from the Creek and Cherokee period through Colonial and Victorian times up to the modern era. Campers will create their own artwork and explore Savannah’s museums including the Jepson Center for the Arts and SCAD Art Museum. The camp will culminate in a gallery show featuring their own “Artwork through the Ages.”

Digging History Day Camp
Rising 3rd through 6th grade students
Session I: July 10 through July 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Session II: July 24 through July 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Be an archaeologist at summer camp! Take part in a “simulated excavation” and learn the entire process of digging up, gridding out to scale, labeling and identifying artifacts. You will also make special crafts and discover many of the archaeological treasures of the Georgia Coast by visiting Battlefield Park, Wormsloe State Historic Site, Colonial Park Cemetery, Fort Frederica, Skidaway Island and more.

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Cost

For $135 per camper, you will be provided all supplies, admissions to historical sites and museums, transportation and snacks for the entire week. Extended care is available for the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $25 per week.

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About Massie Heritage Center

Massie Heritage Center: Built in 1856 on beautiful Calhoun Square, Massie School is the oldest public school in Georgia. Closing as a traditional school in 1974, but remaining part of the Savannah-Chatham Public School System, Massie reopened as a Heritage Center in 1978 providing curriculum-based educational programs for school children K-12. Massie also houses several hands-on exhibits showcasing the history and architecture of Savannah.

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Registration

For details and registration, visit www.massieheritagecenter.com, email Rachel.Warren@sccpss.com, or call  (912) 395-5070

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Consign with High Cotton Kids Savannah consignment event until Feb. 19

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

High Cotton Kids sale Savannah 2014There is still time to consign with Savannah’s BIGGEST children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – which is set for FEBRUARY 23-25 2017 at a CENTRAL LOCATION: 2134 East Victory Drive, former location of CVS, in the Crossroads Shopping Center.

Consignor registration is OPEN through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th! Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 60-70% of their sales! High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items High Cotton Kids accepts and does not accept click here.

This fall’s High Cotton Kids upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local retailers.

Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price!

Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here.

Location: 2104 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center (formerly CVS, behind Starbucks)

Hours: Thurs. Feb. 23 6-8 PM, Fri. Feb. 29AM to 5PM and Sat. Feb. 25 9AM to 2PM.

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