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Puppy Palooza @ Wilmington Island Farmer’s Market, Savannah

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Puppy Palooza Wilmingotn Island Farmers Market Savannah free event

 

Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market will partner with Southeastern Guide Dogs for Puppy Palooza on Sat. Sept. 30 2017, 9AM-1PM in Savannah.

Puppy Palooza is as a fundraiser for the Southeastern Guide Dogs: an association that raises, trains and provides lifetime care for service dogs. Patrons will have the opportunity to interact with adorable puppies at the kissing booth, the hug hub and selfie station. Owners are welcome to bring their own puppy for pampering and are encouraged to bid on a puppy product basket filled with items from their fur baby’s favorite local stores. Kids can cuddle with puppies during story time, create canine-themed crafts and accessorize with fun puppy tattoos.

Food will be available for sale including $1 hot dogs.

This event is free and open to the public.

Learn more here.

Sat. Sept. 30, 2017
9AM-1PM
– Story Time with Puppies: 10 -10:30AM
– $1 Hot Dogs: 11AM – 12:30PM
– Canine-Themed Crafts (Puppy Headbands): 11AM – 1PM

Wilmington Is. Farmer’s Market is @
Islands High School
170 Whitemarsh Island Road
Savannah, Ga. 31410

Register for Savannah en Pointe Dance Festival 2017

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Savannah en Pointe Dance Festival 2017 Ballet Dancers are invited to participate in Savannah’s first annual dance festival – Savannah En Pointe Dance Festival – October 20-22 2017.

Funds raised from this festival will go towards equipment and supplies for Garrison School for the Arts’ Fine Arts dance department.

Masterclasses will include: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip hop, Tap, Character, Pilates

The festival will feature:
• Student Showcase
• Panel Discussions
• Early Bird Discounts
• Teacher Specials
• Studio Discounts
• Food Trucks
• Dance Vendors
• Renowned Dance Artists

The festival will be @ Garrison School for the Arts: Performing Arts Center
726 West Jones St., Savannah, GA 31401

Register here. 

Savannah moms groups: Halloween Open House with MOMS Club

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Halloween Open House Moms Club Savannah

Connect with other moms in Savannah. Come to the Halloween Open House with MOMS Club of Savannah, Ga.,  Thurs., Oct. 26 @ 10AM @ Daffin Park (Fenced Playground) in Savannah.

Bring your little ghouls and join the group at Daffin Park for food and fun. Learn about all MOMS Club of Savannah, Ga has to offer. Snacks will be served. Don’t forget your costume!

MOMS Club is a group dedicated to the support of stay-at-home moms. This is not solely a group for playdates. The club is run by members and collectively plan weekly activities, both in the morning and afternoons.

For more info, email momsclubofsavannahga@gmail.com

Location: Daffin Park fenced playground
1 Waring Dr, Savannah (corner of Waters & Washington Ave)
Date: Thurs. Oct. 26, 10AM

Interested in MOMS Club of Savannah but can’t make the event?Learn more about the group here. 

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Savannah Halloween 2017 events: Trunk or Treat & Halloween Costume Contest @ Trinity Lutheran Church

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Halloween events Savannah trunk treat costume contest Trinity Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat 2017

Sat Oct. 28 2017 6-8PM. 
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Bring the kids to the annual Trunk or Treat! Spooky games begin at 6PM Sat. Oct. 28. There will be a bouncy house, cotton candy and sno-cones for kids of all ages.
Dress up the little ones for the Costume Contest. Age categories: 1 and under, 2-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-10 years and 11 years and up.

Registration is required so stop by the Information Booth and pick up a sticker for your child.

The Grand Marshall will lead the Costume Parade starting at 7PM. Winners will be announced following the parade.

Visit the church’s Sunday School table and enter a drawing for a brand new bicycle. One entry per family and you do not have to be present to win. Be sure to enter our Trunk Decorating Competition. Grand prize valued over $100 and includes a photography package for your family.

Trunk set up begins at 5PM. Be sure to bring your own candy to distribute.

Register by calling (912) 656-6511.

Hot dog combo available for purchase. Food will be located in the Social Hall.

For more information contact Trinity Lutheran Church, 12391 Mercy Blvd, Savannah, GA 31419. (912) 925-4839

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Free Admission Day @ Tybee Lighthouse

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Free admission Tybee Lighthouse 2017 Savannah Free Admission Day @ Tybee Lighthouse on Mon. Oct. 2 2017 9AM-4:30PM

Enjoy a day visiting the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia during the celebration of its 150 years of leading ships safely into port!

Tybee Lighthouse
30 Meddin Ave
Tybee Island, GA 31328

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Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs: Top natural sleep remedies for kids

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

 

Top natural remedies/sleep aids for children gaia herbs

Traditional Golden Milk

We’ve all been there. Bedtime, but the kids are beyond energetic and you need to calm them and get them ready for sleep.

Especially since we all know one of the most important things we can do for our kids is to make sure they get enough sleep. So what are some natural remedies to make sure our kids get a good slumber?

Dr. Mary Bove – a well-known herbalist, author and naturapathic physician – will give a free talk in Savannah next week on the topic of Sleep Well, Stay Well. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this lecture in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM @ Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium in Savannah.

SouthernMamas.com caught up with her via phone to chat about top herbal remedies/aids to help children relax & calm down before bedtime. As the medical educator @ Gaia Herbs, Mary had plenty of herbal soporific secrets to share.

Top Natural Sleep Remedies for Kids

  • Chamomile and Lemon Balm are known for their calming and soothing properties. Think teas, syrups, extracts.
  • Linen spray. Spray those pillows & sheets with a soothing scent like lavender.
  • Golden Milk. Mary points out that Gaia Herbs has oodles of recipes on their Web site here including a recipe for Traditional Golden Milk.  With tumeric, honey, saffron & more, it is a kid-friendly favorite. Oh, and just in case you need more incentive to attend Mary’s talk in Savannah, there will be free samples of Golden Milk.
  • Soothing bath with calming lavender oil, chamomile flowers sprinkled in the water.

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How much sleep does my child need?

Here are the guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation

  • Newborns 0 to 3 months should sleep 10 1/2 to 18 hours a day, but they don’t have a regular schedule. They may sleep from a few minutes to several hours at one time.
  • Babies 4 to 11 months should start to sleep through the night, for 9 to 12 hours at a time. They should also take naps throughout the day, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Toddlers 1 to 2 years need about 11 to 14 hours a day. Most of this should happen at night, but they should also take a nap (or naps) during the day.
  • Children 3 to 5 should get 11 to 13 hours a night. Their naps should get shorter and happen less often. Most kids don’t nap past age 5.
  • Kids 6 to 13 need 9 to 11 hours of shuteye. Homework and electronic devices keep kids busy at this age, so it’s important to set a sleep schedule and enforce a regular bedtime routine.
  • Teenagers 14 and up need 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Their circadian rhythms shift around the time they hit puberty, so they may find it hard to fall asleep as early as they used to.

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Learn more

FREE Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, herbalist, author and naturapathic physician will speak in Savannah Tues. Sept. 26. 7-9PM

Topic: Sleep Well, Stay Well: Creating a Healthy Day/Night Cycle for Optimal Wellness.
By Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah has partnered with Gaia Herbs to host this Lecture with Dr. Mary Bove, one of the pioneers of the herbal resurgence that began in the 1970’s. Dr. Bove has more than 40 years of herbal experience, with 25 as a naturopathic physican & midwife.  Read her bio here and read more about lecture here.

Free Herbal lecture: Dr. Mary Bove, Medical Educator @ Gaia Herbs
Coastal Georgia Center Auditorium
305 Fahm St. (Behind Savannah Visitor Center)
Free parking at Coastal Georgia Center
Tues. Sept. 26| 7-9PM
Dr. Mary Bove is a pioneer in modern herbalism in the West. A naturopathic physician, she is the Director of Medicinal Education for Gaia Herbs.

Call Brighter Day Natural Foods at 912-236-4703 to register.

Dr. Bove is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants, and co-authored Herbs for Women’s Health and has been published in many magazines, journals and collaborative books on botanical and natural medicine.
She has lectured and taught internationally on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, traditional food medicine and mind-body healing.

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Shop local. Shop Brighter Day Natural Foods Market,

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

(FREE Fall 2017 Savannah events) FREE Family Day @ Dept. of Cultural Affairs studio

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Free Family Day Department Cultural Affairs Savannah free events art

Bring your kids to come & try FOR FREE all the fun arts that are offered @ the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs studio.

FREE Family Day is Sat. Oct. 21 2017, 10AM-1PM. Celebrate the Fall 2017 Season with art.

You can try the following:
Indigo Dyeing
Loom Weaving
Pottery on the Wheel
Puppet Making & Playing
Shadow Drawing

FREE & open to the public.

The DCA studio is at 9 W. Henry St., Savannah 31401.

DCA offers art classes & weekend workshops for children, teens & adults. See all the Fall 2017 class & workshop schedule here. 

Free Faily Day, art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Exclusive Disneyland Resort Vacation Offer from Two Sisters Travel

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Disneyland travel deal 2017 Two Sisters Travel DIsney Savannah Visit the place where Disney magic began and take advantage of an exclusive Disneyland Resort offer from Two Sisters Travel.

Join the Two Sisters Travel family next year as they take on Disneyland. To celebrate their West Coast pilgrimage, Two Sisters Travel is giving you a $50 Disney Gift Card when you book a qualifying Disneyland Resort vacation package through Oct. 31 2017.

The Two Sisters Travel crew will be there in January to experience the Star Wars Half Marathon. There is still plenty of time to register (& train) to participate in any of the Run Disney races during this event – if you want to join them.

Year-round Disneyland offers moderate temperatures, exciting special events & more. And it’s easy to customize your itinerary to combine Disneyland with other Los Angeles area attractions/sites including Hollywood, SeaWorld, Legoland, & more. For those die-hard Disney fans, there are Adventures By Disney itineraries that include the Disneyland parks AND tours of Disney Studios.

And despite what you may think, Disneyland Resort vacation pricing isn’t that expensive! Nonstop airfare from Atlanta is pricing as low as $185 per person. You can hardly drive to Orlando for this price. And 5-night onsite resort hotel & ticket packages start as low as $133 per person, per day.

If you’ve “done” Disney World with your family, maybe its time to try something new! And with the holidays quickly approaching, consider giving your family the gift of vacation memories & experiences this season, rather than more “stuff.”

Get your Disneyland Vacation Quote online today! Or call 843-284-3241 to discuss your Disneyland or other vacation itinerary.

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Auditions for Nutcracker 2017 in Savannah open to male & female dancers, ages 4-7

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Auditions for Nutcracker in Savannah 2017

South Carolina Ballet announces auditions for the Nutcracker 2017 in Savannah.

Auditions will be Sun. Oct. 8. 2017, 2-3PM
Maxine Patterson School of Dance
2212 Lincoln Street (39th @ Lincoln St.)
Savannah, GA. 31401

AUDITION FEE: $20

Open to male & female dancers, ages 4-7

Columbia City Ballet Audition Dress Code:
Ladies: black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye
shadow
Gentlemen: white leotard or plain white t-shirt, black tights or black bike shorts, white
socks, white shoes or black tights and black ballet shoes
For more information call: 803 799 7605

The Nutcracker 2017 Performance will be @ the Savannah Civic Center on Sat. Nov. 25 2017 at 5:30PM.

Rehearsals will be: Sun. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 13 & 19th (Tentative: Subject to change)

Savannah schools: Open House @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

St. Andrew's School Savannah Open Houses 2016

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action @ an open house 9AM Thurs. Oct. 5 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
Nov. 2
Dec. 7
Jan. 4
Feb. 1
March 1

Schedule a tour.

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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.

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Toddlers Activities Savannah Telfair Museums Art Start Jepson Center

Telfair Museums in Savannah invites their youngest patrons to the Jepson Center Thurs. Nov. 16 for story time, a special tour & an art activity.

Strollers, crying babies & older siblings are all welcome @ this monthly program.

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tours: Animal Instincts
Thurs. Nov. 16
10:30- 11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $20. Learn how easy & affordable it is to become a member (& get that discount) here. 

Upcoming Art Start dates & themes
Thurs. Nov. 16: Animal Instincts

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Learn more here. 

Rodin: The Human Experience
on view at the Jepson Center
September 1, 2017-
January 7, 2018

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(Martial Arts Classes in Savannah): Kombative Academy offers women’s self-defense class starting Sept. 23 & classes for kids, teens

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

self-defense classes in Savannah karate martial arts

The Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts (KATMA) in Savannah offers a variety of classes for all ages, combining of reality-base martial arts and practical common sense practical self-defense. KATMA uses different types of martial arts along with mental and physical conditioning to develop the whole person. KATMA offers self-defense focused programs for children 5-12 years old teens and adults.

KATMA offers several programs:
​Lameco Escrima (Traditional Filipino stick fighting) open to juniors 12 years and older
RAD (Rape Aggressor Defense) Program, a national women self-defense course. Offered for women and girls 12 year old and up.
Tae Kwon Do (WTF)
Children 5 – 12 years old.
Teens and Adult

See the class schedule here. 

Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts
210 W. Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 495-8693

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Self-defense classes in Savannah Karate Martial Arts Kombative

Self-defense classes

Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts in Savannah is offering a women’s self-defense class.

The 12-hour course is divided into three, four-hour class sessions on Saturdays.

Schedule

10AM-1PM Saturdays
Sept. 23 2017
Sept. 30 2017
Oct. 7 2017

For registration info, visit www.katmadefense.com

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Discount Coupon 

Get four weeks of training for $59.99 with this coupon below.

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STEM in Savannah: Robotics Camp @ Sylvan Learning Center

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Sylvan Robotics Camp STEM Savannah engineering

Register now for the next Sylvan Robotics Camp in Savannah.

This is open to 1st- 8th graders and will be Sundays, from 2-5PM, Sept 24 – Oct. 22 2017

Find registration info here. 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah schools: St. Andrew’s Football announces make-up game

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Savannah Schools St. Andrew's Wilmington Island

St. Andrew’s Varsity Football will play First Presbyterian Christian Academy (FPCA), 308 E Court St, Hinesville, on Fri. Sept. 22 at 7:30PM. The original game was postponed by Hurricane Irma.

The St. Andrew’s Lions have outscored their opponents 173-6 in their 4-0 start. This game against FPCA will be the 5th game on their schedule.

Our team motto this year is ‘never let good enough be enough’ and the young men are taking this to heart,” said Doug Dixon, SAS Football Coach & Athletic Director. “These student athletes have worked hard all year in the weight room and on the field training for the season.”

About St. Andrew’s 

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School located in Savannah, Georgia. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade Twelve school, visit www.saslions.com or call 897.4941.

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.

Halloween Pottery Painting Party: Sugar Skull-ramics @ Starlight Pottery

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Starlight Pottery Sugar Skull Ceramics Painting Halloween

Get ready for Halloween.

Bring the kids for a festive afternoon that includes sugar skull votives, light refreshments & pottery painting @ Starlight Pottery in Savannah. Kids can select to paint either two mugs; or two bowls; or one mug & one bowl. Cost: $65 per package.

Where:  Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA  31406

When: Sunday, 4-6PM Oct. 15 2017

Reservations: Call to reserve your child’s spot: (912) 303-9599.

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Savannah schools: Open House @ Benedictine Military School, Nov. 12

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Open House Savannah Schools benedictine

The best way to understand the atmosphere at Benedictine Military School in Savannah is to experience it first-hand.

You are encouraged to take advantage of Benedictine’s different visitation programs including an upcoming Open House in November 2017.

OPEN HOUSE

Held Nov. 12, 2017, the Open House is the kick-off to the admissions process. All eighth-grade students and parents are encouraged to attend. Benedictine also invites fifth- through seventh-grade students.

Prospective families can meet the faculty, take a student-led campus tour and attend information–packed sessions on various aspects of the school.

Benedictine Military School Open House, Nov. 12 2017, 2PM.

Founded in 1902, Benedictine Military School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory day school educating young men in grades 9-12.

Benedictine Military School
6502 Seawright Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 644-7000

Learn more about the admissions process here.

Important dates

Sept. 4 – Online Application Becomes Available
Nov. 12 – Open House @ 2PM.
Dec. 9 – Admissions Test @ 8AM
Dec. 9 – Parent Financial Aid Seminar @ 8:15AM.

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