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Savannah schools: Open House @ St. Vincent’s Academy

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Savannah private Catholic schools St Vincent's Academy

Visit St. Vincent’s Academy!

St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah invites you to come and see what is behind their gates!

Come to St. Vincent’s Academy open house for prospective families on Sun. Jan. 7 2018, 1PM in the St. Vincent’s Gymnasium.

Call 912.236.5508 or go online at to learn more.

The St. Vincent’s campus is located at 207 East Liberty Street. Please enter through the gates on Lincoln Street on the corner of Lincoln and Liberty Streets.

St. Vincent’s Academy is a Catholic, all-girls high school graduating Women Who Lead in Savannah, across the nation, and around the globe!

St. Vincent’s Academy, 207 E. Liberty St. Savannah 31401, , St. Vincent’s Academy is a advertiser 

Savannah’s best home holiday lights displays

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Home Holiday Lights Savannah 2017 Christmas Decorations Driving around Savannah, Pooler & Richmond Hill looking at home holiday light displays and decorations is a favorite family tradition.

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

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

Find the list of best area home holiday lights here. 

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

Savannah Holiday Camps 2017: Scribble Art Studio Holiday Camp

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Scribble Art Studio Savannah

Holiday Camp at Scribble Art Studio in Savannah was so popular before Christmas it’s been extended for two more days after Christmas.

So now after Christmas 2017, you can drop your child off @ Scribble Art Studio @ 212 E. 37th St. Savannah to do some art while you take care of work, errands or just enjoy some childfree time.

Holiday Camp 2017 is Dec. 27 & 28, 10AM-1PM. Cost: $35 per day. 

Find details here. 

For more info, call 912-713-7376.

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, GA 31401. Scribble also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser

Game Design classes for elementary & middle-schoolers @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Coding classes for kids in Savannah 2018 Looking for one of the hottest after-school programs around?

You’ve got it with Sylvan’s Game Design for Kids, innovative courses for elementary and middle-schoolers that teach computer programming skills through interactive and exciting projects.

These fun Savannah classes are perfect for kids who have great imaginations, like figuring out how things work or simply love technology.

In Sylvan’s nine-week course, your son or daughter will have a blast in weekly two-hour session creating video games, animated stories and bringing their imaginations to life. You don’t even have to mention all the cool skills he or she is learning along the way: basic coding and programming, problem solving, logic, physics and more.

Register today for this exciting Thursdays from 5-7PM beginning Jan. 25 and running through March 22 2018.

Register today by calling Sylvan Learning of Savannah at 355-2267 or signing up on line here. 

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Shop Local @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center Store This Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Telfair Museums Jepson Center shopping Savannah gifts museum store Last-minute holiday shopping?  Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center gift store has you covered.

The Museum Store offers an impressive selection of toys, books, ornaments, jewelry & more. The Jepson Center Store has a huge selection of children’s books, art kits, games, keepsakes.

Telfair museum members also enjoy a double discount throughout the month of December.

Store open during regular museum hours. Museum admission is not required for you to come shop.

For more information, visit the store at the Jepson Center or call 912.790.8831.

Jepson Center Museum Store Hours

Sunday – 12-5pm
Monday – 12-5pm
Tuesday – 10am-5pm
Wednesday – 10am-5pm
Thursday – 10am-5pm
Friday – 10am-5pm
Saturday – 10am-5pm

Dates the museum will be closed: Christmas Eve Sun. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mon. Dec. 25; New Year’s Day Mon. Jan. 1

Give the Gift of Museum Membership 

Give a gift that’ll continue to give this holiday season, a Telfair Museums membership!

Whether it’s your child’s art teacher or that wonderful family that you get along with so well, this gift is sure to impress.

A Telfair Museums membership not only offers unlimited admission to Telfair’s three sites, engaging programming and member discounts, but also gives back to those in need.

Proceeds from membership purchases go toward educational programs for at-risk youth, art therapy outreach workshops for adults, and much more!

Consider gifting a Telfair Museums membership this holiday season and give the gift of art. For more information and to purchase a membership, visit or, call 912.790.880



207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

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Giveaway: Huffy Bikes from Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, Savannah

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Giveaway Huffy Bike Savannah dentists Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah is giving away two new Huffy bikes – one boy and one girl!

Enter to win on Dogwood’s Facebook page. This giveaway ends Dec 21 2017. Winners announced that day.

About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Krista Hinchey Savannah dentists pediatric

Dr. Krista Hinchey at Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, Savannah

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna. 

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry,, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a advertiser 

Savannah pediatrician: 5 Ways to Make Holidays Happier for Children with Different Abilities

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Savannah pediatricians Pediatric Associates Ben Spitalnik

Five Ways to Make Holidays Happier for Children with Different Abilities
By Dr. Ben Spitalnick of Pedatric Associates of Savannah

Every parent wants the holiday season to be a special, joyous time for their child, and parents of children with different abilities or special needs usually have to take a couple of extra steps to ensure the holidays are just that.
To help along the way, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society offers five tips to help make the holiday season run smoothly and keep your kids happy.

1. Prepare Your Child
Your child wants to know the plans for the holiday season as much as you do. To reduce stress and prepare your child for upcoming activities, explain what you’ll be doing, who will be there and what the schedule is for the day. Write down the schedule for them and include pictures.

2. Prepare Your Family
Remind your family of the needs of your child. If there are other little ones, ask their parents to talk to them about your child’s differences. This can help reduce confusion and will foster a sense of understanding. It might help, a few days before everyone gets together, to send family members an informational email with 10 things to know about your child.

3. Bring Familiar Toys
The holidays are a chaotic time. Familiarity will help your child remain calm and feel comfortable. Bring his or her favorite toy, book or something that soothes your child at home. When things get a little too crazy, that may help your child feel comfortable.

4. Ask For Help
Don’t feel guilty for asking for help. Every parent needs help, and you do too. Explain the needs of your child to another family member or two and ask them to step in when you need a break. Explain to your child, too, that this person will be playing with them or watching them for a few minutes while you are busy.

5. Let Your Child Help
Preparing for the holidays can be stressful, but if you let your child help, you can create family traditions and keep everyone a little happier. Give your child a task such as greeting everyone at the door or stirring the sauce. This will keep your child focused, reduce his or her stress levels and give you an extra hand.

To create a happier time of celebration, we encourage all parents of children with different abilities to prepare their little ones a bit extra this holiday season. These small proactive measures can do a lot to help your child adjust to large crowds, new situations and days off-schedule. We hope this will make your holiday season a little jollier.

Dr. Ben Spitalnick is managing partner of Pediatric Associates of Savannah and currently serves as Representative for the Savannah area to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Spitalnick is from North Atlanta and is a graduate of the University of Georgia, received his medical degree from MCG, and did his Pediatric Residency at Memorial Health University here in Savannah. He serves on the board of directors for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.​

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a advertiser

Free Kindermusik: Win a whole month of January Kindermusik Savannah

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Kindermusik savannah toddlers preschoolers mommy & Me When it comes to fostering your child’s development, you’ve got to strike while the iron’s hot!

And it’s never too early to nurture that curiosity and love for music.

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys is here to help, by offering one whole month of free Kindermusik classes and materials to a winning child (ages 0-7) this January.

Come see why Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano has been offering a five-star experience to families all over the Coastal Empire for over 15 years!

Enter your child at One winner will be chosen on December 30.

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

Mommy & Me Playdates & Cheer Camp during Holiday Break @ Savannah Sharks gym

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Savannah Sharks toddler gym Mommy Me playdates

Savannah Sharks in Savannah in open next week Dec. 18-22 2017 for their regular events but closed Dec. 23-27 2017 & Jan. 1 2018.

Special events during holiday break

* Parent & Me Playdate on Fri. Dec. 29 2017 10:30AM-Noon. For crawlers to age 4. Cost: $8 per session.  Siblings are free. Learn more here. 

These “play dates” are an unstructured play time with our toys,swings,slides,bouncy house and more. It is great way to get your child out the house and around other children in a safe and fun environment.

An adult is required to be present to supervise your child at all times as supervision is not provided.

* Holiday Cheer & Tumble Camp Thurs. Dec. 28 2017, 9AM-2PM Cost: $45 For ages 4-12 (bring water bottle, lunch & wear comfy clothes)

Stay connected by liking Savannah Sharks on Facebook here. 

Savannah Sharks gym
1686 E. President St
Savannah GA 31404
(912) 335-2234

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Savannah schools: Open House at Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School

Friday, December 15th, 2017

School searching in Savannah?

Come to an open house  to see all that St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Island in Savannah on Sunday Jan. 28 10AM-1PM.

The beautiful 10-acre campus includes a Lower School, Middle School, two gymnasiums, football field, practice field, and a state-of-the-art playground.

St. Peter’s offers full day faith-based instruction for students from three years old through 8th grade.

Following the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, the school educates through a strong academic program and instills in its students a spirit of mercy, justice and loving concern.

Open House

Sun. Jan. 28 2018,  10AM-1PM

This will be an opportunity to meet and greet teachers, tour the school facilities, and get to experience all that the Saint Peter’s community has to offer.

Learn more here.


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

St. Peter the Apostle School
7020 Concord Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: 912-897-5224
Fax: 912-897-0801

For more information, visit

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Savannah schools: Open House @ Benedictine Military School

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Savannah private schools Benedictine Military School

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 this January 2018.


Prospective families are invited to a Benedictine Military School open house Jan. 11, 2018.

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, Thurs. Jan. 11 2018, 6:30PM.

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 here.

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Savannah Holidays 2017: Holiday Camps

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Winter Christmas Holiday Camps SavannahSchool will be out for holiday break in what feels like mere seconds. Plan ahead. Here are some Savannah holiday camps:

* All Sports Holiday Camp. 9AM-Noon Dec. 18-22 for ages 4-10 @ St. Paul’s gym in Savannah w/ Sport Performance 360. Featuring basketball, cooperative games, tag games, soccer, volleyball, football etc.

* STEAM Camp @ The Guild Hall Savannah, 9AM-4PM Dec. 18-22. Robotics, Minecraft & Video Game Design. Early drop-off, late pick-up & option of lunch @ The Chromatic Dragon Open to rising 4th-9th grade students.

* Savannah Holiday Camp @ Scribble Art Studio Dec. 18-21, 10AM-1PM. Cost: $35 per day. Kids create ornaments, decorations & gifts for their families. 

* Holiday Robotics Camp for kids @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah 9AM-Noon. Dec. 18-22.

Details on all of the above here. 

Savannah Holidays 2017: Find creative gifts, workshops for kids @ Henny Penny

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Savannah holiday Christmas gifts Henny Penny children's gifts

Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe  has lots of creative fun during December.

Kids can make Super Hero Dad Portraits this Saturday Dec. 16 2017, 3-4:30PM. Cost: $20. All ages. Materials provided. Please register your child in advance as space is limited. Call 912-713-7376 or email to register for this adorable workshop.

Find unique gifts for kids @ Henny Penny including:

*$25 Monthly Unlimited Pass at Henny Penny

*Child Size Easel & Apron, $45

Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe also offers Pretend Play, special Saturday Workshops, Play-doh Playdates, Homeschool Meetups, Mommy & Me Crafting, Petite Picassos and storytimes.

See the Dec. 2017 Henny Penny options here. 


About Henny Penny 

Henny Penny is located at 1514 Bull St. Savannah.

Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking birthday parties.

Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio opened Henny Penny earlier this year.

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Savannah schools: St. Andrew’s students give back this December

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

St. Andrew's School Savannah private schools St. Andrew’s School  5th & 6th grade students headed to Target on Victory Drive to shop for children in Chatham County. The gifts will be delivered to The Salvation Army as part of the Angel Tree project.

“Every child should have a gift to open at the holidays,” said Jesse Lazzuri, Head of the St. Andrew’s Middle School.  “This event is a wonderful way to end our first semester at St. Andrew’s.  We are committed to providing meaningful service opportunities here at home.”

The annual tradition takes place on the last day of fall semester. It’s an event that the students & teachers look forward to each year.

Prior to the shopping excursion, students performed chores for friends & family to raise the needed funds. All monies are then collected in anticipation of the big shopping adventure.  Finally, each student shops for one child based on age & interest.


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 is an International Baccalaureate World School 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 or call 897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, , email  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a advertiser.

Savannah schools: Pre-K & Kindergarten Open House @ St. James Catholic School

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Savannah private schools St. James Catholic School

Pre-K or Kindergarten searching for 2018-19? You’re invited to a Pre-K and Kindergarten Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  9:30AM Tues. Jan. 9 2018.

Come see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer!

Stay connected & informed about St. James Catholic School by liking them on Facebook here.


Pre-K and K Open House 9:30AM Tues. Jan. 9 2018


For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school, visit or call (912) 355-3132, email

St. James Catholic School
8412 Whitfield Ave.
Savannah GA 31406

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Hilton Head holiday events: Disney’s Newsies onstage @ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Newsies Savannah Hilton Head musical

The clear sign that your kids liked the musical you took them to: they add the cast recording to their Christmas list the next day.

That’s what happened after my children – ages 11 & 9 – saw Disney’s Newsies @ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Is. They loved it and so did I.

Newsies is onstage through Dec. 31. Based on the 1992 Disney film starring Christian Bale, Newsies the musical is appropriate for elementary-age children and older, who are old enough to sit through a two-hour production (there is an intermission.)

Packed with so much talented tap-dancing, acrobatics, tumbling throughout the entire production – not just the show-stopping number “Seize the Day” – this musical is the perfect high-energy, spirited show to take the kids to over holiday break.

For those who live in the Savannah area, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is located mid-island near Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Towne Center – making it about an hour drive from Savannah. (Stop by ‘Tis the Season holiday lights & entertainment Shelter Cove Towne Center. Lights are on nightly until Dec. 30, 5:30-9PM)

Buy tickets at the Box Office 843-842-2787 or online here.

Tickets are $59 for adults and $46 for children.

Fresh off its First National Tour, the Arts Center is thrilled to produce the Carolinas’ premiere of Newsies, with jubilant music by Alan Menken and book by Harvey Fierstein, features high-flying dance with everything from tumbling to tap. Set in New York City at the turn of the century and inspired by the real-life Newsboys strike of 1899, Newsies is about a charismatic newsboy who dreams of a better life far from the streets.


Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane (located mid-Island)
843-842-ARTS (2787)