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Your input needed for upcoming Savannah parent community & indoor educational playspace for kids aged 0-7

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The Village indoor playspace Savannah parent community

There’s a new nonprofit that’s looking to get started in Savannah that needs your input: The Village, an upcoming parent community-and- educational indoor playspace for kids aged 0-7.

The proposed playspace organizers are trying to gauge interest in the project before moving forward & are asking for input from Savannah & Lowcountry-area parents.

Please check out the playspace website here and take a few seconds to fill out the survey linked on the site.

 

Lowcountry Lacrosse Boys & Girls Fall Ball Academy, Savannah

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

lacrosse savannah youth

Fall Ball with Lowcountry Lacrosse in Savannah is a skills and drills lacrosse league for beginners and intermediate players.

This is a fantastic introduction to lacrosse and is a great way for those intermediate players to keep the stick in their hands and gain more confidence!

Players are grouped according to age and skill and coaches will stress fundamentals, mechanics, and basic game IQ with plenty of games to keep the intensity and excitement at a maximum.

Boys & Girls Grades 1-8th Grade Academy | $150
Sundays, 2-3:30PM

Co-Ed Kindergarten Academy | $100
Sundays, 2-3:30PM

All Sessions @ Daffin Park | Sept. 9-Oct. 14 2018
Plus $30 (Yearly) US Lacrosse Membership

Get Your US LAX Membership First @ uslacrosse.org/membership

Register online here.

NEED EQUIPMENT ?
Contact Christan to reserve: charris@lowlax.com | (912)-200-3442

QUESTIONS?
Contact Beth Schminke: esschminke@gmail.com  | (410)-419-7295

Follow Lowcountry Lacrosse Savannah on Facebook here. 

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FREE Fishing Event for ages 5-12, Tybee Is., Sept. 22

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

free kids fishing event Savannah Tybee 2016

Bring your kids to the FREE Gage Ochsner Kids Fishing & Coastal Water Safety event 8:30-11AM, Sat. Sept. 22 2018 @ the Tybee Pier & Pavilion on Tybee Island.

The day of FREE fun for kids ages 5 to 12 is being held in conjunction with Georgia’s free fishing day & is sponsored by Safe Kids Savannah, the Chatham County Aquatic Center, & the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to promote fishing as a family activity & water safety.

This is the seventh consecutive year for the event which is named in memory of Gage Ochsner, M.D., a long-time supporter of Safe Kids Savannah and specifically the Kids Fishing and Coastal Water Safety event.

Parents mush accompany children during the event. One parent for every three children.

Pre-registration is required.

Entry is limited and pre-registration is required. No registration will be allowed on the day of the event.

Register online here. 

All participants will receive a rod and reel, bait, and tackle box. No fishing license required. 

For more information on the event please call 652-6793.

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(Savannah Fall Festivals) Pin Point Seafood Festival 2018 & more Lowcountry seafood festivals

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Pin Point Seafood Festival 2018

 

6th Annual Pin Point Seafood Festival, Savannah Sept. 15 2018

You’re invited the 6th Annual Pin Point Seafood Festival. Expect a day of live music, great seafood & entrees from an array of food vendors from Pin Point & greater Savannah area.

10AM-8PM Sept. 15 2018
9992 Pin Point Ave.
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Ticket & event info here. 

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Shrimp & Grits Festival, Jekyll Is., Sept. 14-16 2018

Live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demos & more. Admission is free, however, the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased during this event. The fee is an additional $4 per daily/weekly pass; annual passes are not impacted.

Event info here. 

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Beaufort Shrimp Festival, Beaufort SC, Oct. 5-6 2018

Free Admission @ Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Up to 15 local restaurants featuring their best shrimp dishes. Purchase tickets for $1 each to use @ food & beverage booths. Items usually cost 2-8 tickets. Compete in the Shrimp Heading or Shrimp Peeling (for children) competition &  adopt a Shrimp in Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Rubber Shrimp Race.

Event info here. 

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Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, Richmond Hill Oct. 19-21 2018

Ticket & event info here. 

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Savannah gymnastic classes: Ninja Nastics @ Summit Gymnastics

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Savannah summit gymnastics ninja

Summit Gymnastics in Savannah is offering a Ninja Nastics class for boys and girls ages 5 & older on Wednesdays,  6:15PM.

You can register your child by contacting the front desk at 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com or register online through Summit Gymnastics’ Parent Portal.

This is a combination class that incorporates strength training with elements gymnastics (floor, bars & vault), martial arts, free running and ninja-warrior. This class develops speed, agility, strength, flexibility, balance and movement coordination.

ASK ABOUT MILITARY, MULTI-CLASS AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS

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Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here.Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah schools: Tour Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Savannah schools Blessed Sacrament

School searching in Savannah? Tour Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah.

Schedule your tour of 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. 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 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 pediatricians) Your exclusive Q&A with baby expert @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Savannah pediatricians

Here’s your chance to have an exclusive Q&A with Savannah pediatrician Dr. Chintak B. Patel @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Follow this link to submit your question for the chance to have it answered by Dr. Patel.

On Aug. 29, check back on the SouthernMamas Facebook page for the video of Dr. Patel answering your questions. The video with answers to your questions will also be spotlighted in the SouthernMamas.com Weekly e-letter to our subscribers on Wed. Aug. 29.

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

 

Savannah preschools, daycare: Savannah Christian Preparatory School opens new K3 class

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Savannah private schools day care preschools Savannah Christian

Run, don’t walk!

Due to high enrollment for the 18-19 year, Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool has opened another K3 class!

Become a little raider today by contacting Alicia Sheffield at 912.721.2174 or emailing daycare@savcps.com.

More about SCPS

Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Lower School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 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.

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 

New hours, upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Savannah Children's Museum

On Labor Day, Savannah Children’s Museum will change to their school-year schedule. The museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 10AM -4PM; on Sundays 11AM-4PM, and closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

School Hours: Sept. 5-May 28
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED (large groups)
Wednesday – Saturday: 10AM- 4PM
Sunday: 11AM – 4PM

Admission Cost
$7.50 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Free admission for Coastal Heritage Society members. Become a member here.

*Please note that the Museum may close due to weather conditions. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

SCM Special Open Days & Events.

Healthy Me! Sat. Sept. 8, 10AM-2PM. Learn more here. 
Sensory Soft Sunday Sun. Sept. 9, 9-11AM. Families with special needs are invited to spend time on site before the museum opens to general admission guests. Guests are asked to RSVP to shempen@chsgeorgia.org. Learn more here. 

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New Kindermusik Savannah baby class is free for newborns

Monday, August 20th, 2018

mommy me Kindermusik Savannah

Kindermusik Savannah  with 88 Keys Piano is now enrolling for a new 0-24 month olds class, beginning Tues. Sept. 4 @ 11AM.

Tuition is FREE for babies under 10 weeks old.

Enroll @ kindermusikwith88keys.com 

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Musical playdates

August “Just Horsin’ Around” playdates are underway. Two more dates are left: Wed. Aug. 22 and Sat. Aug. 25 @ 10AM. All participants receive an instrument related to our horse theme, 10 Kindermusik songs and a bonus gift valued at $10! Cost is $15 per child and only $5 for siblings.

Enroll @ kindermusikwith88keys.com 

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Classes

Never been to a weekly class before? First class is complimentary. Classes meet every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Classes run year round for all ages, 0-7: join in anytime.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends. 912.988.KEYS.

kindermusikwith88keys.com , 912-988-KEYS.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Register now for Savannah United Fall Soccer 2018

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Savannah United Fall 2018 Youth Soccer Team

Let Savannah United help build a sense of teamwork, sportsmanship & self-esteem for your child.

Register now for Fall 2018 youth soccer with Savannah United. You’ll be happy you did.

Savannah United is now accepting applications for their Fall 2018 Early Goals, Micro, and Recreational Soccer Programs.

Recreational teams do not require tryouts, but they are a great place for any soccer enthusiast to develop their skills and enjoy the game. The registration deadline is Aug. 27, 2018.

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2018 Fall Early Goals

Registration for the Early Goals Program is open to players at least 30 months old to 4U (born between 3/15/2016 – 1/1/2015).

Registration Deadline: Aug. 27, 2018.
Season Dates: Sep 15, 2018 – Nov 3, 2018
Cost: $80 Registration Fee

REGISTER FOR EARLY GOALS ONLINE HERE. 

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2018 Fall Micro Soccer Program

Registration for the 6U Program is open for players born in 2014 and 2013.
Registration for the 8U Program is open for players born in 2012 and 2011.

Registration Deadline: Aug. 27, 2018.
Season Dates: Sep 8, 2018 – Nov 3, 2018
Cost: $90 Registration Fee

REGISTER FOR MICRO SOCCER ONLINE HERE. 

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Savannah United Fall Soccer 2018 youth

2018 Fall Recreational Soccer

Registration for the 10U Program is for players born in 2009 and 2010.
Registration for the 12U Program is for players born in 2007 and 2008.
Registration for the 14U Program is for players born in 2005 and 2006.

Registration Deadline: Aug. 27, 2018
Draft Day: Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018
Practices Begins: Sept. 4, 2018

First Games: Saturday, September 15, 2018

End of Season Tournament Festival: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cost: $100 Registration Fee

REGISTER FOR RECREATIONAL SOCCER ONLINE HERE. 

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For registration information visit: www.savannahunited.com

For more information, contact Melissa Yao Hille at 912.398.2882 or melissa@myagencysavannah.com

Savannah United, www.savannahunited.com, 702 Mall Blvd Suite C, Savannah, 31406, tel 912-691-2472, email info@savannahunited.com. On Facebook here. Savannah United is a SouthernMamas advertiser. 

(Savannah physical therapists) Stacey McKenzie @ Optim Therapy on Pelvic Health & Wellness

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Optim Health Therapy Savannah

The following is one of a series of weekly guest posts for SouthernMamas.com by Stacey McKenzie, Physical Therapist
Optim Therapy in Savannah
Pelvic Health & Wellness Program

See more of these guest posts here.

Are you having low back or pelvic pain and are pregnant? With an increase in the hormone relaxin making our joints and ligaments have more laxity and the increase in weight and size of our abdomens, pregnancy puts great demand on our bodies.

The good news is that physical therapy could be the answer. Yes, that’s right. There are physical therapists who specialize in treating the pelvic floor and I’m proud to be one.

At your first visit, I’ll meet with you for an evaluation in a private, closed-door environment. We’ll talk one-on-one and go over all your treatment options.

Physical therapists can teach you exercises to help strengthen your core and hips as your baby and belly are growing! We can also teach you safer ways to move to protect the spine. If needed, we can even try some taping techniques or instruct in braces that may help to take some load off of your spine or to help stabilize your pelvis. Pregnancy should be an exciting time in your life. Don’t let pain take that away from you.

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Optim Therapy recently launched their Pelvic Health & Wellness Program and Physical Therapist Stacey McKenzie can work with you one-on-one to make sure you are successfully activating your pelvic floor.  It can be accomplished in as little as one visit.

Stacey is one of Optim Therapy’s dedicated therapy professionals, all of whom utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to providing patients with the best treatments and outcomes. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Armstrong Atlantic State University and says that the most rewarding aspect of being a therapist is making people feel and move better.

If you are interested in improving your pelvic health, please talk to your personal physician about a referral to physical therapy. If you have any questions, or need help with a referral, feel free to contact Stacey directly at smckenzie@optimhealth.com(912) 644-5333.

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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2018) Pee Wee Rodeo 2018

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Pee Wee Rodeo 2015 Savannah Urban Hope

Save the date for the 5th Annual Pee Wee Rodeo, Nov. 17, 2018 @ The Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave.
Time: 10AM-1PM
Purchase tickets at www.urbanhopesavannah.org

Grab your cowboy hat, boots, spurs and chaps and come for a fun filled day of cowboy/cowgirl activities.

Your child will enjoy the chance to participate in stick horse rodeo events!

There will be other fun activities, such as pony rides, wagon rides, mechanical bull, face painting, archery, and farm animal petting zoo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Hope, a free after school program for inner city and at risk children.

(Savannah-area Moms groups) Richmond Hill MOPS & MomsNext Open House & Meetings

Friday, August 17th, 2018

MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Savannah Richmond Hill

Connect with other moms this school year in Richmond Hill.

Richmond Hill MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) & MomsNext open house will be Tues. Aug 28 2018, 10AM-Noon. Meet new moms, win some prizes, and get registered for the upcoming year.

There will be plenty of goldfish and coloring pages to keep kids occupied while you meet new people and fill out forms. Child care not provided for this event, but it is kid-friendly.

Richmond Hill MOPS & MomsNext meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each momth, 9:30AM-Noon, starting Sept 11 2018. The group meets at First Baptist Church Richmond Hill. 9184 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

Email with any questions: richmondhillmops@hotmail.com

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) connects moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.

MomsNext is a part of MOPS that caters to moms of school aged children and provides extra activities where childcare is not needed. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have!

Richmond Hill MOPS & MomsNext Open House
Tues. Aug. 28, 10AM-Noon
9184 Ford Ave
Richmond Hill, GA 31324-3634,

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More local MOPS groups

Find details about the Aug. 22 Pooler MOPS open house here. 

Find details about meetings for MOPS at Compassion Christian Church’s East campus here.

Free Family Day: Monet to Matisse @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Oct. 20

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Free Family Day Telfair Museums Jepson Center

Enjoy a day celebrating Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art @ FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah. Theme: Monet to Matisse.

Children and families can try out pointillist painting techniques, make miniature Impressionist paintings, and go on a scavenger hunt of the exhibition.

Local artists will be on hand to lead plein air painting demonstrations in front of the museum, and local musicians will provide a program of Impressionist music in the auditorium at 2PM.

This event is free & open to the public.

FREE Family Day: Monet to Matisse
1-4PM Sat. October 20 2018
Jepson Center
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA

Investment is provided by the City of Savannah and the Georgia Power Foundation.

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10th Annual Savannah Midnight Garden Ride

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Moonlight Garden Ride Savannah 10th Annual 2018

Savannah’s favorite family-friendly bicycling event has a new location: Historic Grayson Stadium, home of the The Savannah Bananas.

10th Annual Midnight Garden Ride
5-10PM Sat. Oct. 20 2018
Grayson Stadium
1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31404
Tickets available here.

After a casually-paced, police-escorted ride travels through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods, then returns to Grayson Stadium for live music, food and beverages, and fun.

Proceeds benefit the non-profit Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

Join hundreds of other cyclists and see Savannah in an unforgettable way on the Midnight Garden Ride, presented by Chatham Orthopaedic Associates.

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