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Savannah Pediatricians’ Holiday Gift Guide 2018 for New Parents

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah wanted to make it a little easier on you this holiday season and provide a holiday gift guide for those who need to check a new parent off their list.

Find some Savannah pediatrician’s recommendations and/or personal favorites when it comes to new parent gifts and gadgets here.

That’s right. Find out what some of your favorite Savannah pediatricians (Dr. Christoper Rogers, Dr. Chintak Patel, Dr. Adria Wilkes, Dr. Steve Hobby, Dr. Ben Spitalnick & Dr. Brandy Gheesling) love when it comes to the best holiday gifts to help new parents.

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Pediatrics Associates of Savannah locations

Pediatric Associates in Savannah
4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100,
Savannah 31404
912.355.2462

Pediatric Associates of Savannah in Pooler
110 Medical Park Drive
Pooler 31322
912.330.5010

Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Whitemarsh Is.
1001 Memorial Dr
Savannah 31410
912.898.9800

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’s best home holiday lights displays

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

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 are working on compiling 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 our list of best area home holiday lights here. (We’re adding & subtracting it from it daily).

Want to add a home lights display to this list or let us know if one of the past favorites isn’t up this year? Please email us the info at anne@southernmamas.com

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FIND MORE HOLIDAY EVENTS IN OUR SAVANNAH HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN GUIDE 2018 HERE. 

(Savannah allergists) Tips on allergies & the holidays from SouthCoast Health allergist

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

SouthCoast Health Allergist Dr. Wasil Khan Savannah

Sure we all love the fresh Christmas smell of those holiday evergreen garlands, wreathes and tree.

But the mold spores and pollen that cling to your holiday evergreens may just be spiking your allergies.

See SouthCoast Health allergist Dr. Wasil Khan‘s health tips here on how to survive the holidays despite your environmental or food allergies.

Yes you can have  a real Christmas tree and handle the holiday party food maze despite your environmental or food sensitivities.  Learn how here.

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New FREE 30 minute functional movement class during lunch @ Hyperformance Athletics, Savannah

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Crossfit Savannah Hyperformance

This one is for the Moms AND Dads!

Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah knows that time after work is precious when you have a family. Especially when kids’ sports, music lessons, homework, and dinner begin chipping into that time for just you.

Hyperformance Athletics is excited to announce an ALL NEW 30 minute functional movement class during the lunchtime hour.

Come on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30-1PM for SWEAT:30. You’ll never be bored, and can easily ramp up or down the intensity to suit your needs. Get in and out for a more productive afternoon and all important family time in the evening.

Now through the end of December you can take one SWEAT:30 class for free. No other experience required. Just come about 10 minutes before class starts to get settled in. Questions? Call 912-335-3615.

Hyperformance Athletics
904 E 70th St.
Savannah, GA 31405
912-335-3615

Hyperformance Athletics​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
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Holidays on the Big Screen in Savannah’s Ellis Square

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Holidays on the Big Screen Savannah Ellis Square savannah holly days

Holidays on the Big Screen is almost here! Three short holiday films for lots of fun in Ellis Square.
*How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1966
*Prep and Landing, 2009
*Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1964

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

This is a FREE family-friendly event you don’t want to miss.

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Find more Savannah holiday events in our Holiday Family Fun Guide 2018 here.

Savannah toddler activities: Kindermusik Savannah gift certificates

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Kindermusik Savannah toddlers preschoolers

Gift the gift of music.

Did you know that you can buy your child, grandchild, or friend a customized gift certificate for Kindermusik Savannah classes? offers these year round.

For details, text 912-432-5885 or email info@kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Giveaway

Be sure to enter Kindermusik Savannah’s Winter Giveaway before Dec. 31 2018 for a chance to win a free month of Kindermusik in January. Chances of winning are high. Giveaway open to ages 0-7. Details at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusikwith88keys.com….a good beginning never ends.

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

PULSE Art & Technology Festival, Savannah

Monday, December 17th, 2018

PULSE Art Technology Festival 2019 Savannah

PULSE Art + Technology Festival returns to Savannah Jan. 24-27, 2019 featuring games and appearances by renowned videogame designer Keita Takahashi

The annual PULSE Art + Technology Festival is an activity-filled, multi-day event highlighting innovative, technology-based art. This year, festivalgoers can enjoy the fun and quirky world of award-winning videogame designer Keita Takahashi, lectures on the future of design, STEAM workshops, performances, and more Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center.

Several Savannah-made videogames will also be on view throughout the festival, including Alex Barrett and Samantha Davenport’s Squidlit, with characters and sounds reminiscent of vintage Game Boy games, and Halseo’s ultra-competitive Battery Jam, in which players smash their robotic opponents into smithereens.

A Chatham County Free Family Day on Jan. 26 will exhibit STEAM projects from local schools. In keeping with the humorous and inventive spirit of Takahashi’s games, the museum will also present a performance by That1Guy, an artist known for his unique instrument, the Magic Pipe, at 3PM.

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Featured Exhibition

Keita Takahashi: Zooming Out (on view through July 14, 2019)

This exhibition will include playable versions of all of Takahashi’s major Namco games, including the original Katamari Damacy and its newly remastered edition, Katamari Reroll, We Love Katamari, and Noby Noby Boy. The exhibition will also include Takahashi’s independent games and immersive installations, including Tenya Wanya Teens, which is operated with two 16-button controllers, the AR game Woorld (Funomena), and a reimagined, immersive take on the classic game PacMan (with Clement Shimizu and Babycastles).

Early projects as well as those currently in development, including the eagerly awaited major game Wattam (Funomena, Annapurna Interactive), will also be on view.

This exhibition is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by Harry DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education.

Lead sponsor: iam8bit. In-kind support has been provided by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., Funomena, Annapurna Interactive, the Elumenati, and Panic, Inc.

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Programming (Jepson Center)

Jan. 23, 6PM: PULSE opening night reception and conversation with Keita Takahashi, with 7pm video performance by the Medeology Collective. Members free / non-members $8.

Jan. 24, 11AM: Panel and Q&A for students, with Keita Takahashi and Dr. Clement Shimizu (grades 4 and up). Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 24, 4:30PM: Game Development and workshop for youth. Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 24, 6PM Savannah Games Showcase Lightning Talks. Free admission.

Jan. 25, 11AM: Lightning Talks for students (grades 4 and up). Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 25, 2PM: PULSE Curator’s Tour. Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 25, 4:30PM: Game Development and Coding workshop for youth. Free to students by advance registration. Register online here or email Rachel Stayer at stayerr@telfair.org

Jan. 25, 6PM: Designing the Future screening and panel presented by W Projects and Vice Media. Free to the public.

Jan. 26, 10AM: STEAM youth workshop led by the Society of Women Engineers – LED bracelets. Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 26, 10AM: Youth workshop – Make your own Zoetropes. Free to students by advance registration.

Jan. 26, 1–4PM: Chatham County Free Family Day with 3PM performance by That1Guy. Free to Chatham County residents.

Jan. 27, 3PM: PULSE Curator’s Tour. Free to students by advance registration.

Find more information HERE about the festival, programming, registration, and tickets. 

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Savannah & Richmond Hill children’s birthday parties @ Savannah Sharks gym

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Kids Birthday parties Savannah party Sharks Chatham County children's BD venues

Savannah Sharks gym is now booking birthday parties for 2019 at their Savannah and Richmond Hill locations!

See birthday party rates here. 

Call Savannah Sharks at (912) 308-3818 today.

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Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, 912-308-3818, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Savannah Tumbling & Gymnastics Classes @ Summit Gymnastics

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Summit Gymnastics Savannah Winter after-school

Gymnastics & Tumbling Classes @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah 

Time to register for winter to spring gymnastics @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah

For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

For Winter-Spring 2019, Summit offers Mommy & Me class for ages 2-3; Ninja-Nastics for ages 5-7 & 8 & older; Tumbling for ages 7 & older; Bars for ages 6-10; Shining Stars for ages 3-4; Shimmering Stars for 5-year-olds; Shooting Stars for ages 7-9; Super Stars for ages 10 & older.

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com.

Sibling, military & multi-class discounts.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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

Free “Here We Come A Caroling” Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

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Enjoy listening to the sound of holiday cheer from various choirs while exploring Savannah’s Historic District.

“Here We Come A Caroling” Christmas Concert – organized by Savannah Holly Days – will be Sat. Dec. 15, 2018, 5-7PM @ the corner of Broughton and Bull streets in front of the Savannah Christmas Tree (near Levy Jeweler’s Building).

Free & open to the public.

The Here We Come A Caroling schedule of events is as follows:

Edscorn Duo – CarolAnn and Chris Edscorn are a husband-and-wife duo who have been performing together for decades. They also enjoy spending their time as music ministers. They will perform holiday classics such as Go, Tell it on the Mountain; Hark the Herald Angels Sing; and more.

Mary Dahlin – Mary is the band director at St. Andrews School on Wilmington Island where she leads five bands comprised of grades 3-12 and teaches general music at the 2nd grade level. Additionally, Mary is the director of Tybee Music Makers studio on Tybee Island. Tybee Music Makers offers individual music instruction on piano and flute. Mary holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Georgia. She has 40 years of experience as a music educator and performer across the United States. Her performing experiences include Winston Salem Symphony, Northwest Chicago Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Asheville Symphony and Brevard Chamber Orchestra.

Savannah Philharmonic – Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra is a professional orchestra presenting a full range of concerts each season from classics to pops. Savannah Philharmonic Chorus is a community-based auditioned ensemble that performs regularly with the orchestra and in chorus-only concerts. Both organizations are not-for-profit. The vision of the Savannah Philharmonic is to be one of the most dynamic and engaging orchestral and choral groups in the U.S., and to be regarded as an essential musical, educational, cultural and economic asset to the Savannah community.

Tell Scarlet – Tell Scarlet is a Savannah-based pop group know for its impressive sound and hard-earned success. Over the years, Tell Scarlet has become fondly known to many in the area as “That Family Band.” They will share some holiday favorites as well as their family favorites for the Here We Come A Caroling event.

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 www.savannahhollydays.com or tag #savhollymoments on social media to be included on the big screen. A new video is uploaded each week.

“Here We Come A Caroling” Christmas Concert
Organized by Savannah Holly Days
Sat. Dec. 15, 2018, 5-7PM
Corner of Broughton and Bull streets in front of the Savannah Christmas Tree (near Levy Jeweler’s Building)

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Savannah private schools: Open House @ St. James Catholic School

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Saint James Catholic School Savannah schools private

Savannah schools searching for 2019-20?

You’re invited to an Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  9:30AM Tues. Jan. 8 2019.

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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Open House 9:30AM Tues. Jan. 8 2019

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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.

Beat the rush: Members-only early registration for Night At The Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Night at the Museum Savannah History Museum Coastal Heritage Society 2019

Get tickets now for Coastal Heritage Society’s 2019 “Night at the Museum” event on Sat. Jan. 26 2019 @ Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Take part in official night guard training, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Savannah History Museum, and interact with historic characters as the exhibits come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Flannery O’Connor, a Central of Georgia Railroad worker, and many more.

The event consists of a 90-minute interactive program in the museum. Guests will have the option to choose from two time slots for the program: 5-6:30PM or 6:30-8PM. Event participants will also have two opportunities to view the film “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” at 3PM and 8PM. The 105-minute film screening is optional and seating is first come, first served.

Tickets are $12 per person for guests ages 18 months and older. Pre-registration is available now exclusively for members. To secure your spot, CLICK HERE.

Ready to register, but not yet a member? Click HERE to join today.

Contact Dan McCall with any questions at 912-651-6840 X 302 or dmccall@chsgeorgia.org.

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SouthCoast Pediatrician Dr. William Webb’s Richmond Hill event raises money to fight pediatric cancer

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

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The sixth annual Warriors for William 5K and Kids Run in Richmond Hill “ran off” in 2018 as a complete success.

This event is one of the fundraisers for the Warriors for William foundation, established by SouthCoast Health pediatrician Dr. William Webb and his wife Danielle. The foundation raises money for childhood cancer research, a cause dear to the Webb Family’s heart. Their son William passed away shortly after his fourth birthday after battling Stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer.

You can read more of how this child’s heroic battle with cancer inspired his parents to fight the disease and help others here.

The Webbs sat down with Fox 28 to discuss their passion and development for this fun family annual event. Hear the conversation in the video here. 

SouthCoast Health applauds the efforts from foundations like Warriors for William continue to raise awareness and eventually find a cure for pediatric cancer.

Learn more about the Warriors for William Foundation here. 

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

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Holiday party-musical class with Do Re We early childhood music, Savannah

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Do Re We Toddler music classes Parent & Me Savannah

Do-Re-We  invites you and your children to a holiday party @ Buckingham South in Savannah on Wed. Dec. 19.

You do not not have to be participating in the Do Re We holiday session to attend.

The holiday music class will be 10-10:45AM followed by a celebration with goodies and hot chocolate.

Make sure to let Do Re We’s Mrs. Becca know you’re coming by RSVPing in the comments section of the Do Re We Facebook page here. 

Cost: $15/family. All ages welcome.

Stay connected and see photos of Do Re We classes on Facebook here. 

Do Re We, www.dorewe.com, 912.398.7800 Do Re We is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Tech, Design & Gaming @ STEAM Winter Break Camp, Savannah

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

STEAM Holiday Camp Guild computer Savannah

Jolly Goblin Games in Savannah will offer an all-day Winter Break Free Play STEAM Camp for six days, including the Saturday before Christmas. This STEAM Camp is for ages 7-14.

Kids will have a blast on PCs, PS4s, XBox Ones, and WiiU, plus they might even learn a new board game or two along the way.

These camps will last all day, with options for early drop-off and late pick-up, plus students can order lunch from The Chromatic Dragon right next door (or bring a lunch/snacks from home). Students may also bring snacks and drinks from home and/or bring money to purchase them.

You can sign up for all six days or just pick and choose which days you want.

Early drop-off and late pick-up will be available for an additional fee.

9AM-4PM
Dec 20, 2018 – Dec 28, 2018
5% sibling discount available at checkout
Cost: $180 for 6 days/$30 drop-in
REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

Jolly Goblin Games
518 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah, GA 31401

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Luminary Night @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Bring your children and pets to the Interpretive Center for Luminary Night @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah. Enjoy a nighttime walk along the park’s enchanted luminary trail. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served.

$2 plus $5 parking.

Luminary Night
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 6-8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park

52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-2300.

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Find more kid-friendly holiday events in our Savannah & Lowcountry Holiday Fun Guide 2018