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Kindermusik Savannah December musical playdates

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Kindermusik Sleigh Bells

Join  Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for their December playdates: ”Sleigh Bells!”

Kindermusik monthly play dates are a perfect introduction to Kindermusik, a special time of togetherness and learning with your 0-7 year old, and also a great way to take home an instrument and 10 Kindermusik songs for your child.

December 8, 15, and 19 at 10AM. Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com today. Spaces are limited. $15/child and only $5 for siblings.

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

Savannah Book Festival 2019 children’s event featuring bestselling author Kwame Alexander & more

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

SBF Children's event 2019 kwame alexander live oak public library book children's

As you know, the beloved free, fall Savannah Children’s Book Festival in Forsyth Park was cancelled this year after the City of Savannah revised their festival grant funding.

But Live Oak Public Libraries and Savannah Book Festival will present an alternative children’s event at the 2019 Savannah Book Festival on Sun. Feb. 17 at 1PM in Reynolds Square. The SBF Children’s Tent, which will feature author appearances, activities and book-signings, will be sponsored by Live Oak Public Libraries and Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation.

While SouthernMamas.com appreciates this children’s tent with author visits, we hope the original, full, one-day Savannah Children’s Book Festival will return to Forsyth Park in Fall 2019.

“We are excited to host the SBF Children’s Tent this year,” said Savannah Book Festival Board President Beau Anders. “We strongly believe in the importance of the event for the library and literacy in our community.” Anders said that SBF was looking forward to collaborating with LOPL in February as both organizations are committed to promoting reading for all ages in the community.

“It is with great excitement that Live Oak Public Libraries, with the generous support of the Library Foundation, will be partnering with the Savannah Book Festival to incorporate a children’s event in February of 2019,” stated Charlotte Welch, Chair, Regional Board of Library Trustees. “The event will continue the Library’s goal of promoting children’s literacy in our communities and we look forward to our joint venture with this popular and educational festival.”

Featured authors scheduled to appear in the SBF Children’s Tent are:
Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal winner
Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, New York Times Best Sellers
Michael Patrick O’Neill, World Press Photo award-winning wildlife photographer
Javaka Steptoe, Caldecott Medal winner

Additional activities include book-signings, celebrity storytimes, music, and arts and crafts for kids. The SBF Children’s Tent is free and open to the public.

Savannah Holiday Family Fun Events Guide 2018

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Savannah Holidays Guide Christmas parades, lights, tree lightings

Find fun family Holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry in the SouthernMamas.com Holiday Events Guide 2018.

Tree lightings; Christmas parades, holiday classes, Savannah gingerbread village. We will be adding to this list throughout the season. See the holiday family-things-to-do list here.

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First job for boys & girls: become a certified soccer referee in Savannah

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

referee class savannah soccer

Here’s a fun first job for your older soccer player: become a certified referee.

There will be a referee certification class in Savannah on Sat. Dec. 8 2018. Sign up your son or daughter here.

The Grade 9 Entry Classroom Session is for participants 14 years old or younger.

The Grade 8 Entry Classroom Session is for participants 15 years old or older.

Register online here. 

For more information, email soccerrefsav@comcast.net or call (912) 313-1535

Black Friday kids’ camps @ Savannah Sharks gym

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Savannah Sharks gym Black Friday camps 2018

 

BLACK FRIDAY CAMPS are open for registration @ Savannah Sharks gym.

For ages 5-14, Fri. Nov. 23, 2018

9AM-2PM

Tumble, jump, stunt, games & fun
Cost: $35

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2-5:30PM

Dance How I Want To
Hip Hop DANCE Camp with Coach B-Ryan from LA
Cost: $30

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5:30-7:30PM

Regular OPEN GYM with Coach Quevon

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Athletes may attend 1 camp, 2 camps or ALL THREE for $75 9AM-7:30PM

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PARENT’S NIGHT OUT every Saturday from 7-11PM
Cost: $25
For ages 4-14
Pizza included

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Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, 912-308-3818, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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(Savannah Holidays 2018) Tree Lighting, Nov. 24

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Savannah Holiday Fun Guide 2018

Holiday tradition: Tree Lighting at Bull & Broughton in Savannah has been RESCHEDULED to Sat. Nov. 24 at 5PM (due to rain Friday)

Free & open to the public. Details here. 

A festive countdown to the holiday tree lighting on the corner of Broughton & Bull Streets with live performances, singing & dancing for the whole family to celebrate the holidays.

Details on that & more local holiday family activities in our Savannah & Lowcountry Holiday Fun Guide 2018.

Free Holiday Movies @ Trustees Theater, Savannah

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Bring your family and friends for a free day of movies that are free and open to the public @ Trustees Theather, Savannah. 

Sat. Dec. 15
11AM, Trustees Theater

Bring the whole family for this special movie from Walt Disney’s Gold Collection, “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas.” The world’s favorite mouse rings in the holidays with three charming stories: “The Gift of the Magi,” “Duck Tales” and “A Very Goofy Christmas.”  Admission IS FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Savannah’s Second Harvest. No tickets required. All events are open to the public.

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Sat. Dec. 15
3PM, Trustees Theater

Come for Holiday Happenings at Trustees with Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys/girls everywhere.  Admission IS FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Savannah’s Second Harvest. No tickets required. All events are open to the public.

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Sat. Dec. 15
7PM, Trustees Theater

Come for Holiday Happenings at Trustees with the classic Miracle on 34th Street.  An old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. When Kringle claims that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to prove his authenticity.  Admission IS FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Savannah’s Second Harvest. No tickets required. All events are open to the public.

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Trustees Theater
216 E Broughton St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

(Mommy & Me Activities ) Kindermusik Savannah December musical playdates

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Kindermusik Sleigh Bells

Brrr… bundle up for a ride on our one-horse open sleigh!

The bells are ringing, the snow is falling & Kindermusik Savannah is making jingly music together.

You’ll have a total blast singing, dancing & playing instruments with your child in this heartwarming musical playdate. So bring along the whole family for this delightful, cozy winter playdate: Sleigh Bells!

You and your child will get:

• A 40-minute class packed with learning, love, and laughter
• A Kindermusik Savannah instrument/prop to take home (Hint: this month it’s a special kind of bell!)
• 10 digitally downloadable Kindermusik songs of YOUR choice!
• A $10 coupon for our weekly studio classes

Kindermusik Savannah’s December playdates will be held three times, so feel free to enroll in one or more dates. Playdates are open to children ages 0-7 & their caregivers. Cost: $15 for your first child & $5 each for siblings.

Spaces in each playdate are limited and tend to fill fast, particularly the weekend dates, so hurry to enroll now and save your family’s spots.

Dates and Times:

• Sat Dec. 8, 2018 at 10AM- STILL ROOM!
• Sat. Dec. 15, 2018 at 10AM- STILL ROOM!
• Wed. Dec. 19, 2018 at 10AM- STILL ROOM!

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

SouthCoast Health: Diabetes & Eye Care

Saturday, November 17th, 2018
diabetes physicians Savannah SouthCoast Health

SouthCoast optometrist Dr. Edward Sammons.

Diabetes Savannah SouthCoast Health

SouthCoast ophthalmologist Dr. Stephanie Croll

SouthCoast Health believes in the integration of medical services across multiple specialty areas is key to ensuring a holistic wellness experience for the patient.

One example of the importance of this integration is diabetes and eye care, areas covered at SouthCoast through their Eye Care and Primary Care departments as well as their Diabetic Self-Management program.

Led by Ophthalmologist, Stephanie Croll, M.D., along with Optometrist Edward Sammons (both pictured above), SouthCoast Health’s Eye Care department contributes to the total wellness of their patients.

Learn more here. 

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(Savannah Holidays 2018) Garden City Tree Lighting & Christmas in the Park festival

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Garden City Christmas Tree Lighting

Come kick off the 2018 holiday season small-town style @ the annual Tree Lighting & Christmas in the Park festival in Garden City on Sat. Dec. 1 2018.

The mayor lights the official city tree, a 30-ft. cedar @ 6PM Sat. Dec. 1 @ Volunteer Park.

A Christmas in the Park holiday festival follows @ 6:30PM @ Sharon Park including the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus by fire truck, Christmas caroling, holiday puppet shows, a Moonbounce, arts and crafts, a poinsettia raffle, and music by Living Hope Choir, Juda. Refreshments are provided by Garden City’s Police Department.

Come celebrate with Garden City.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Savannah private schools: PreK & Kindergarten Open House @ Saint Peter the Apostle School

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Savannah private schools St. Peter Apostle Wilmington Island

PreK or Kindergarten searching in Savannah?

Come to a PreK-3 , PreK-4, and Kindergarten Open House to see all that St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer on  Mon. Dec. 3 2018  8:30AM-2:30PM.

Visit. Tour. Explore.

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

Mon. Dec. 3 2018,  8:30AM-2:30PM

This will be an opportunity to meet and greet PreK-3 , PreK-4, and Kindergarten 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 Holidays 2018) Tree Lighting & more Savannah Holly Days family events

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Savannah Holly Days 2017 Tree Lighting, Cookies with Santa

Savannah knows how to throw a kid-friendly holiday season.

We can credit that to The Savannah Holly Days, which was created to promote holiday cheer and events from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Parts of Savannah’s Historic District will be adorned with holiday decorations throughout the season and host signature events for the entire family to enjoy.

The Savannah Holly Days signature event series begins the Friday after Thanksgiving with special events and offerings running through New Year’s.

Enjoy a tree lighting spectacular, cookies with Santa, kid’s block party, carolers on Broughton and more. Every Friday and Saturday night, a holiday video will play on the wall of Levy Jeweler’s on Bull and Broughton. Individuals can upload photos of their favorite Savannah holiday moments via the website or tag #SavHollyMoments or #SavHollyDays on social media to be included on the big screen.

The purpose of Savannah Holly Days is to help bring people downtown to eat and shop during the holiday season.

The 2018 Savannah Holly Days schedule of signature events includes:

Projection on Levy Jeweler’s Building – Every Friday and Saturday night, a holiday video will play on the wall of Levy Jeweler’s on Bull and Broughton. Individuals can upload photos of their favorite Savannah holiday moments via the website or tag #savhollymoments on social media to be included on the big screen!

★ Cookies with Santa, 1-3PM Enjoy Mrs. Claus’ cookies with Santa. This event will be held indoors @ 24e Design Co. @ 24 E. Broughton St. due to forecasted rain. Witness the magical moments of the holidays in the eyes of young children. Bring your little ones for a chance to meet Santa and take a picture with him. They will also get the opportunity to write a letter and mail it to the North Pole.

Jingle Bell Block Hop in Ellis Square on Sat. Dec. 8, 2-4PM A holiday block party celebrating one of the favorite songs of all times, Jingle Bells, which was penned here in Savannah, Ga! It will be an afternoon full of live performances, singing and dancing activities for the whole family.

Here We Come A Caroling at Bull & Broughton on Sat. Dec. 15, 5-7PM Enjoy listening to the sound of holiday cheer from various choirs while exploring Savannah’s Historic District.

Holidays on the Big Screen in Ellis Square on Sat. Dec. 22, 6-8PM Bring everyone downtown along with chairs & blankets to watch a favorite holiday movie under the stars.

Share your merry

Visitors can view the events calendar, submit local holiday events and upload their holiday moments at SavannahHollyDays.com. Follow Savannah Holly Days on Facebook and Instagram @SavHollyDays and tag Savannah Holly Days on your holiday posts with #SavHollyDays #SavHollyMoments.

Funding for Savannah Holly Days is provided by Historic District hotels that collect a per-occupied room fee.

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Find more holiday things to do in the SouthernMamas.com 2018 Savannah & Lowcountry Holiday Family Fun Guide

Savannah Holidays 2018: Sailing & Photos with Santa on Santa Cruise Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Santa Cruise Riverboat Savannah 2018 holidays

Take your Christmas photo on board with Santa!

Kids sail FREE with the donation of a new unwrapped toy!

Join Savannah Riverboat Cruises, Santa and his North Pole crew as they cruise the Savannah River during this one and a half hour Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise.  Join Santa and his North Pole crew on board for pictures and a treat for kids while you cruise the Savannah River during a Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise.

All toys will be donated to WSAV’s Holiday Hope Toy Drive for the Salvation Army.

TO RESERVE YOUR FAMILY’S SPOT, CLICK HERE. 

Sailing Dates: 
Nov. 23 & 24 2018

Boarding begins at 12:30 | Sailing @ 1PM. Returning @ 2PM

Ticket price: Adults: $24.95* | Child(ages 5-12) $15.95*

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Registration is open for Savannah Santa Train 2018

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Savannah Santa Train 2018

Registration is open for the favorite holiday kids’ event – Savannah Santa Train – which will be Dec. 8 this year @ Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum. 

Kids can a short ride on a steam locomotive, create holiday themed crafts with community partners, visit with jolly old St. Nicholas & much more.

To register for Santa Train 2018, CLICK HERE.

To celebrate the tenth-annual event, there will be more workshops and special programming than ever before! Guests can build a holiday wonderland with Snapology, enjoy caroling from Savannah Stage Company, see and purchase handmade holiday spinning tops created by the Lowcountry Turners, create custom t-shirts with Maven Makers, enjoy performances from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Savannah Children’s Theatre and design holiday cards for hospital patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with heART” program.

Savannah Santa Train is hosted each year by Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum.

Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and up and pre-registration is required here. Train rides are available every twenty minutes, so please select a time to reserve your spot. Activities-Only tickets are also available for guests who do not wish to ride the train.

Santa Train
9AM-5PM Sat. Dec. 8
Georgia State Railroad Museum
655 Louisville Rd.
Savannah, GA 31401

Other activities for visitors will include learning how to shoulder a musket during Toy Soldiers Training, festive holiday dancing with Three Fold Chord, engaging in STEAM learning to see how a chimney works during Chimney Science, celebrating different cultures during our “Holidays Around the World” scavenger hunt, taking a holiday-themed ride on a historic steam locomotive and sharing a Christmas wish with Santa Claus. The Salvation Army will also be bringing their mobile canteen with free donuts and coffee.

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Become a member

Become a Coastal Heritage Society member and receive access to a suite of benefits, including early registration on many of their signature events including Santa Train. Find membership info here. 

Starting Nov. 23, through the end of the holidays, CHS Members will receive 20% discounts at all CHS Gift Shops.

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Upcoming events @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Coastal Heritage Society sites

Sensory Soft Sunday (RSVP required). For families who have children w/ special needs or autism.  The museum will open their doors from 9-11AM, so families can explore & enjoy the space with less concern regarding crowds (weather permitting). Details here. : Sun. Nov. 18 2018

Savannah Santa Train: Sat. Dec. 8 2018

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FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HAPPENINGS, VISIT THE EVENT CALENDAR HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Enjoy extra discounts on Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 25 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center gift shop

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Telfair Museum Savannah museum gift store holiday shopping 2018

Museum Store Sunday
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018
Jepson Center Gift Store
207 W York St.
Savannah GA 31401

Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind present for a friend or are just feeling festive and want to compete in some holiday trivia, come to the Jepson Center during Museum Store Sunday. Details below:

• Enjoy double member’s discount (excludes consignment items)
• Browse a variety of handmade items from 8-10 local artists
• Purchase signed books by children’s book authors and enjoy interactive activities inspired by the books with your children
• Show your stuff and compete in holiday and art trivia (with prizes!) every half hour
• Sing your heart out and win prizes in name-that-tune contests throughout the day
• Sample holiday treats
• Rock around Telfair Artist Trees, which are decorated head to toe in locally crafted holiday ornaments
Get colorful with your kids and make Christmas cards at our coloring table
• Get your gifts wrapped… for FREE

Remember: Jepson Center’s museum gift shop and atrium are free to access during regular museum hours & museum admission is not required for you to shop, but visitors can also pay admission to enjoy the Monet to Matisse exhibition if they so choose.

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SouthCoast Health: Tips for managing Type 2 Diabetes

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

diabetes southcoast health savannah

Physicians like SouthCoast Health endocrinologist Dr. Abby Abisogun are very familiar with the condition of Type 2 Diabetes and the best steps for ensuring patients maintain a good quality of life.

“By far the most patients I see within my department are those with type 2 diabetes,” SouthCoast Health Endocrinologist Dr. Abby Abisogun stated. “I cannot emphasize the importance of diet, weight, and exercise management alongside lifestyle changes for managing this health condition.”

Get Dr. Abisogun’s tips for managing Type 2 Diabetes here. 

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