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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.

* Day Cheer Camp Thurs. Dec. 28 2017, 9AM-2PM Cost: $45 For ages 4-12

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.

Location

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 www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com

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

Savannah’s best home holiday lights displays

Thursday, December 14th, 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 anne@southernmamas.com

(Savannah Holidays 2017) Luminary Fun Night with Mrs. Claus

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Skidaway Island State Park Luminary Night Mrs.Claus Holidays 2017Luminary Fun Night with Mrs. Claus on Sat. Dec 16 2017 6-8PM @ Skidaway Island State Park.

Bring your children and pets and join Mrs. Claus for a very special Luminary Night.

Enjoy a walk along the enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served.

All activities $2 per person. $5 parking.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Ga 31411

Skidaway Island State Park, 912-598-2300, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

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FIND MORE SAVANNAH HOLIDAY FUN IN OUR HOLIDAY EVENTS GUIDE 2017 HERE. 

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.

OPEN HOUSE

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.

Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406, tel: (912) 644-7000, On Facebook here. Follow Benedictine on twitter here.  Benedictine Military School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

 

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 info@thescribbleartstudio.com 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. 

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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.

Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com 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.

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

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For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school, visit www.stjameschargers.com or call (912) 355-3132, email LatrelleFe@sjcs-savannahga.org.

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

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31406, www.stjameschargers.com (912) 355-3132, email LatrelleFe@sjcs-savannahga.org.  St. James Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

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.

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

Savannah schools: Blessed Sacrament School Open House

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

blessed sacrament school savannah open house private Catholic schools

Find out all that Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah has to offer.

Come to the open house at this pre-K through 8th grade school. See Blessed Sacrament’s new, state of the art science lab, art room, media center, music center, new lecture hall and new gym!

Open House @ Blessed Sacrament School
Jan. 28 2018,  11AM-2PM

BSS has what your child needs to go confidently into the future.

Email for more information: info@bss-savannah.org or call 912-356-6987.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament – a pre-K through 8th grade 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. 

Savannah schools: 2018 Open Houses @ Savannah-Chatham public schools

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Savannah Chatham public school open houses 2018

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System offers 24 Choice Programs  (formerly called specialty schools) throughout the district.

The application process for the 2018-19 school year opens Jan. 6 2018 & closes Jan. 28 2018. Lottery notification is March 6 2018. Applications will be available online here.

Learn more about the various programs available & application dates here.

For information about the programs offered and the application/lottery process, visit the Choice Program Guide for information on eligibility criteria, the lottery process, frequently asked questions, and descriptions of each choice program. Contact information for each school can be found under the Site List tab.

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Free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2018-2019 school year

This free, state-funded Pre-K at some Savannah-Chatham public schools is open to all children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 residing in Chatham County.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 61 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes with additional classes at Coastal Empire Montessori.  See the list of Savannah-Chatham public schools that offer the free Pre-K here.

Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2018-19 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available online here Tuesday, February 20-March 6, 2018.
The 2018-2019 Lottery will run on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

The deadline to submit required documents to one of the selected schools is March 7, 2017. Applications cannot be processed without these documents.

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

Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines. Please contact those facilities for their application deadlines.

Free for ages 12 & younger: Drop-In Studio @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Jepson Center for the Arts Telfair Museums Savannah

Winter Holiday School Break 2017 is the perfect time to visit Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center of the Arts in Savannah.

Remember: museum admission is always free for children ages 12 & younger.

Technology & Art Gallery 
Daily during museum hours
Kids’ can interact with technology at the Jepson Center for the Arts. Complementing the ArtZeum, the Jepson Center’s Technology and Art Gallery is a great place for visitors of all ages to explore interactive and new media art. This long-term rotating exhibit introduces viewers to new media works that use various types of video & computer processing.

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Jepson Center kids' activities Savannah

Drop-In Studio
December 2017 Theme: “Drawing without looking”
Daily 1-4PM
Jepson Center
FREE with museum admission

Unleash your creativity in the Jepson Center studios every day for artmaking projects for all ages. Work at your own pace and comfort level. Each month features a special project designed to connect with a specific exhibition at the museum. A studio assistant is always on-hand to answer questions and assist guests. Drop-In Studio is open all year round & perfect for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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FREE HOLIDAY PARKING

The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday through Dec. 22.

The first three hours in any city-owned garage is free. Any time over three hours is the daily rate.

Garages included: Bryan Street, Liberty Street, Robinson garage on Montgomery Street, State Street Garage and the Whitaker Street Garage.

Details here. 

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Coming in January 2018

FREE PULSE Art & Technology Festival

One of Telfair Museums’ most exciting events, the PULSE Art + Technology Festival, returns for its twelfth year with artworks highlighting virtual and augmented reality, engaging lectures and performances and a special film screening that celebrates women in engineering.

This interactive and wildly inventive event for all ages, PULSE takes place at the Jepson Center from January 17-21, 2018.

PULSE will include an evening focused on STEAM education with a free, all-ages screening of the new documentary film Dream Big, which highlights female engineers making the world a better place.

Avery Bang, a distinguished engineer featured in the film, will participate in a question and answer panel after the screening. Elementary through college-age students can also enjoy two free morning programs of exciting presentations and dialogue with creatives working in tech fields from VR to coding and video games.

PULSE kids’ highlights include:

Thurs. Jan. 18, 6PM: FREE Screening & lecture: Dream Big: Engineering Our World and panel discussion with Avery Bang, sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers and Tharpe Engineering Group. Free admission.

Sat. Jan. 20, 1–4PM: Chatham County Free Family Day/STEAM Expo/2PM Virtual Reality Performance by The Glad Scientist.

All PULSE events are free to students with valid student IDs and Chatham County residents with proof of residency, except for the opening night lecture and performance (which are free to museum members, $8 admission for non-members). Without a valid student or Chatham County ID, regular museum admission is required for entrance.

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Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours
3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30AM
$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $20

Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn with us!

Thurs. Jan. 18 theme: PULSE

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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 Holiday Camps 2017: All Sports Camp for ages 4-10

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Sports Holiday Camp Savannah 2017

Here’s how you can get your work or holiday shopping done during school holiday break while the kids have fun: All Sports Camp in Savannah, 9AM-Noon, Dec. 18-22 2017.

All Sports Camp in Savannah will feature activities that children between the ages of 4 and 10 love including Sweet Feet activities, basketball, cooperative games, tag games, soccer, volleyball, football, and many more.

Well-known Savannah Sweet Feet Coach Brad Nein and his group of highly trained coaches will have a daily theme with fun contests and games promoting physical activity and healthy habits for a lifetime.

Register your child between the ages of 4 and 10 for the camp online here. 

Camp registration fee is $125. All activities will take place inside the St. Paul’s Gymnasium (10 W. 31st. St., Savannah, GA 31401).

This camp has been designed with you in mind. The hope is it will simplify your life by allowing you to attend to your work schedule, get your final holiday shopping complete, decorations hung, or simply catch your breath leading up to your families various events.

Please contact Coach Brad with all questions at 912-257-3989 or email Brad.SP360@gmail.com.

All Sports Camp in Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Kindermusik bell-themed playdates

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Kindermusik toddlers activities Savannah preschoolers

THIS IS THE WEEK!

Kindermusik  playdates with 88 Keys Piano are this Wed. Dec. 13 & Sat. Dec. 16 2017 at 10AM.

Join Kindermusik for a bell-themed musical adventure, with music, instruments, movement, stories and more!

At the end of class, each participant gets an instrument to keep, 10 Kindermusik songs, and a coupon for our weekly classes.

Playdate is open to 0-7 year olds and their caregivers. Cost is $15/child and siblings pay only $5.

Enroll online at kindermusikwith88keys.com. 912-988-KEYS.

FREE Kindermusik 

Kindermusik is giving away one WHOLE MONTH of January Kindermusik for FREE. The winner will be chosen on Dec. 30 2017. Register your child at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Savannah Giveaway: Passes to Skatefest from Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Giveaway Skatefest Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry Savannah dentists

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah is doing a holiday giveaway you don’t want to miss.

Dogwood is giving away two six session passes to Skatefest 2017 @ Savannah Civic Center. Giveaway will end Wed. Dec. 13 2017. To enter to win, visit Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry Facebook page; ‘like’ the giveaway post on the page; share it; & comment on the post.

Skatefest ice-skating inside Savannah Civic Center is through Jan. 1 2018. Skate-rental included. See the Skatefest schedule here. 

About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

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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, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah schools: Savannah Christian Preparatory School receives 3 educational accolades

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Savannah private schools

Savannah Christian Preparatory School has a lot to celebrate.

The private,  non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2011, 2014 & 2017 & named Best Private School in Savannah Magazine in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017.

SCPS teacher Tracy Brown was named Georgia’s 2017 Teacher of the Year.

If all that good news inspires you to want to learn more about Savannah Christian Preparatory School, come to one of the school’s Welcome Home Wednesday open houses.

Register for a Welcome Home Wednesday open house online here.  Or email Debbie Fairbanks, Director of Admissions at dfairbanks@savcps.com or call the admissions’ office at 912.721.2114.

Welcome Home Wednesday open houses begin at 9:30AM and will last between 60-90 minutes. The open house starts at the admissions’ office, which is the first building on the left on the Chatham Parkway campus.

What can you expect at a Welcome Home Wednesday?  Parents can expect a brief school overview followed by a tour with personal interaction with teachers, administrators, and students.  If a Welcome Home Wednesday event date is not convenient, please schedule a personal meeting and tour for you when you are available.

Learn more here. 

Welcome Home Wednesday Open Houses 
9:30AM @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School
Jan. 10 2018
Jan. 24 2018
Feb. 14 2018

Savannah Christian Preparatory School,  (912) 234-1653, www.savcps.com, On Facebook hereOn Twitter here.  Follow SCPS on Instagram at savannahchristianprep   Savannah Christian Preparatory School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser