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Savannah schools: Blessed Sacrament School Open House

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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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: Applications available Feb. 20 for free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2018-19

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

PreK Savannah Public Schools Chatham County

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.  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.

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.

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Application period closed for grades kindergarten & older for Savannah-Chatham public schools 

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 & closed 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.

 

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
Different project each month
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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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 $12

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

Thurs. Feb. 15 theme: Bonaventure

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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.

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

Monday, December 11th, 2017

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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.

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight @ Davenport House Museum, Savannah

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Holiday Candlelight Tours Davenport Museum Savannah 2017Show your kids how the holidays were celebrated in the 19th century in Savannah.

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight @ Davenport House Museum, Savannah will be offered Dec. 26-30 2017, 6-8:30PM.

The house museum will be open for evening tours exploring the December celebrations of the early 19th century inhabitants of the fine brick home on Columbia Square.

Topics will include the meaning of the season, feasting, the Scottish influence on the family, festive attire, treatment of household slaves during holiday time, etc.

The Dining Room table will be set for an intimate adult meal for the New Year’s Day celebration and the Drawing Room will be set as if preparing for a dance. Conversations will spotlight music and festive treats including cakes, jellies and syllabub.

Docents will don authentic early 19th century costume.

A demonstration of early 19th century dance will end the program each evening

The experience requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

Purchase tickets online here.

Davenport House Museum, 324 E. State Street, Savannah, 31401, 912-236-8097, info@davenporthousemuseum.org ,www.davenporthousemuseum.org

Savannah Giveaway: Passes to Skatefest from Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

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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

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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 

 

Savannah Holiday Camps 2017: Scribble Art Studio Holiday Camp

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Savannah Holiday Camps 2017 Scribble Art Studio

Yes you can get everything done this holiday season – thanks to Holiday Camp at Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.

This December 2017, drop your child off @ Scribble Art Studio @ 212 E. 37th St. Savannah to do some holiday art while you take care of errands, shopping or cooking.

Holiday Camp 2017 is Dec. 18-21, 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 info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Holidays 2017: Holiday Princess Party @ Westin Savannah

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Enchant My Party Holiday Princess 2017 Westin Savannah

Get those tiaras ready for the Holiday Princess Party, hosted by Enchant My Party and The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa this Sat. Dec.9, 11AM-1PM.

The Holiday Princess Party @ the Westin Savannah features your child’s favorite princesses and includes apple juice, tea-sandwiches, donuts, fruit and sweet teas inside the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Savannah Harbor. Little ones are encouraged to dress like their favorite princess and they’ll have the chance to meet the Enchant My Party Princesses.

Children and adult admission, $25. Purchase tickets online here. 
Children 3 & younger free

Proceeds support children’s charities.

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa (Hutchinson Is.)
1 Resort Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31421

About Enchant My Party

Enchant My Party provides character entertainment for birthday parties, fundraisers, grand openings and more. Every party is unique and it is our mission to provide exceptional service and bring quality entertainment to your child’s party. All of our cast members have strong musical theater backgrounds and love working with children.

Enchant My Party, www.enchantmyparty.com, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email renee@enchantmyparty.comEnchant My Party is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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Savannah holidays 2017: Savannah’s best home holiday lights displays

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Best Home Holiday Christmas Lights Displays Pooler

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 local home holiday light displays.

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.

Want to add a home lights display to this list? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com

Confirmed 2017 displays

*9 Yorkshire Place
Kingswood subdivision
Savannah, 31406
Display is on nightly dusk til 9:30PM
Classic light display with inflatables with handmade Santa sleigh. Classic Christmas music playing in the yard if you listen closely.

*165 Bald Cypress Lane (off Little Neck Road about five miles from Compassion Christian Church)
Bloomingdale, Ga. 31302
Display is on dusk until 9:30PM nightly (unless raining)  The animated part of this display is on channel 99.9FM. Please park on the side of the road with the display. You are welcome to walk along the side of the road.

*45 Shelton Street
Creekside community
Richmond Hill, GA
Sponsored by Horizon Home Builders of Savannah.
Display will play nightly from 6-10PM until New Years Eve.

* 202 Blue Marlin Dr. 
Seagate subdivision, Whitemarsh Island.
Display is on from about 6PM- 10PM through January 1 2018.

*40 Long Creek Lane
Richmond Hill GA 31324
Synchronized Christmas lights show featuring songs such as “Do You Want to Build A Snowman?” from “Frozen” and “You’re Welcome” from “Moana.” The show is around 90 minutes long and features over 20 songs that synch up with the lights decorating the house.  NOTE: We’ve been told this is a gated community so please make arrangements before making the trip. Learn more here.

Find more Richmond Hill home lights displays here.

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Not sure yet (If you know the status of any of these yet, please let us know via email at anne@southernmamas.com

701 Stuart St. off Waters Avenue. The huge collection of giant inflatable holiday decorations are back at 701 Stuart St. off Waters Avenue in Savannah.

24 Greatwood Way, Savannah, 31407 in the Highlands Subdivision (Godley Park). 28,000 lights, inflatables, archways of lights. Display is on nightly, 6PM till midnight

512 Gordonston Ave. Savannah: Old-fashioned holiday yard display that’s been a favorite for years.  On certain nights, they offer hot chocolate for visitors and even Santa visits.

Giant inflatable reindeer, Santa & abominable snowman ‘Bumble’ on Wilmington Island Road (not sure of exact address but about 10 homes down from Paula Deen’s home)

185 J. Hendley Ct., Richmond Hill

225 Red Oak Drive Richmond Hill, Ga 31314

154 Lake Dr Midway GA 31320. Light display is on weeknights until 10PM. Weekends until midnight .

116 N. Sheftall Circle on Wilmington Island. Roughly 40,000-50,000 lights.

504 E. 52 St, Ardsley Park

109 Wynngate Rd in Wilmington Park on Wilmington Island. (nearby are usually nice displays at 3 Lancaster and 106 Okatee and 110 Santee)

Want to add a home lights display to this list? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com

Savannah Holidays 2017: Behold Christmas production @ Compassion Christian Church

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The East Campus of Christmas Compassion Christian Church is having a Christmas production called “Behold” that is kid friendly.

Full costumes with kids and a dessert reception following the program.

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased online here or at the Resource Center at East Campus.

“Behold” showtimes
7-9PM Fri, Sat. & Sun Dec. 8-10
3-5PM Sun. Dec. 10

East Campus of Compassion Christian Church
9150 Old Montgomery Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

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

Hilton Head/Bluffton Holidays 2017: Noon Year’s Kids’ Celebration @ The Sandbox

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Noon Year's Eve Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

The Holidays 2017 are a great time to take the kids to The Sandbox Children’s Museum  on Hilton Head Is.

Below are some upcoming special events. Or visit during regular museum hours.

December Hours:
Regular Hours: Dec 1-16, 18-23, 26-29
Tuesday- Sunday, 10AM-5PM
Special Hours
Dec 24 12-3PM Visit from Santa 1-2PM!
Dec 25 | CLOSED Merry Christmas!
Dec 30 10AM – 2PM | “NOON Year’s Eve EVE”
Dec 31 1-5PM | Special NYE Hours

Noon Year’s Eve @ The Sandbox

10AM-2PM Sat. Dec. 30| AT THE SANDBOX
The Sandbox is ringing in the new year a little early this year to accommodate church service on 12/31 at the adjacent church. So join The Sandbox prior to New Year’s Eve and celebrate with your little ones without staying up to midnight.

Festivities include special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. In addition to scavenger hunts, games, fun arts & crafts and a picnic lunch, attendees will ring in 2018 with party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon.

COST: Special Event Admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
Military and senior discounts are available.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain
(Sorry, coupons not valid for special event)

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The Sandbox
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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Savannah Holidays 2017: Free Christmas for Savannah

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Lifebridge free Christmas event Savannah 2017

You’re invited to bring your family to this free Christmas event:  LifeBridge Church is holding Christmas For Savannah on Sat. Dec. 23, 4:15-6:15PM at Lake Mayer Park (1850 E. Montgomery Crossroad) in Savannah.

There will live music from award-winning local band, Tell Scarlet, activities for kids of all ages, a live Nativity, Christmas “sleigh” rides, story time with Pete the Cat, and a special Christmas message.

Childcare is available for children ages 6 weeks – preK.

The evening is free & open to everyone!

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

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah discount: All math programs are just $25 per hour

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Sylvan math tutoring savannah

Math Discount @  Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Math tutoring: Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah is offering a math special: all math programs are just $25 per hour, including MAP prep & Eureka. Get your child test-ready today.

Questions? Call Dino or Christina at 912.355.2267.

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: Veritas Academy presents ‘A Taste of the Classics’

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Veritas Academy Taste classics Savannah private schools

Veritas Academy in Savannah is hosting their 3rd annual fundraiser, A Taste of the Classics, on Feb. 16, 2018.

This year they’re excited to feature a concert from The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra!

Not only will this elegant evening include an eleven-piece band, there will be hors-d’oeuvres, games and a live auction, all at the beautiful Mansion Hotel Ballroom on Forsyth Park.

RSVP in the event page A Taste of the Classics 2018 to stay up to date on live auction items and raffles!

Order tickets online here. 

Veritas Academy , Pre-K through 12th grade,  25 W. Oglethorpe Lane., Savannah 31401, 912-238-1222,  email info@veritassavannah.org www.VeritasSavannah.org Veritas Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser