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

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Savannah schools searching for 2019-20?

You’re invited to an Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  8:30AM Fri. March 29 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 8:30AM Fri. March 29 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.

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Chef, Train, STEAM Camps @ Coastal Heritage Society

Monday, March 18th, 2019

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Registration is now open for Coastal Heritage Society’s Summer Camps 2019, the popular Savannah summer programs inspired by learning through play.

Each week-long camp: “STEAM Studio Camp,” “Jr. Chef Camp” and “Jr. Engineer Train Camp” will take place in June and July 2019.

Campers will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of hands-on sessions focused on the unique themes they explore in-depth at CHS museums. The camps will be held at Tricentennial Park, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401.

The registration for these camps is $175 per child, aside from “Jr. Chef Camp,” which is $195 per child. A discounted rate of $10 off of each camp registration is offered for Coastal Heritage Society members.

The camps will take place from June 3 through July 12 2019. Pre-registration is required and tickets sell out fast.

To register, please visit www.chsgeorgia.org/Camps for all of the available dates and details.

“STEAM Studio Camp” offers campers a chance to participate in exciting activities that combine Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. Campers will experiment with various materials and tools to find creative solutions for the challenges that are presented to them each day. This camp is available for two separate age groups: 4 to 6 and 7 to 10 years old.

“Jr. Chef Camp” offers campers an opportunity to cook with Savannah Children’s Museum’s very own Charlie Cart Mobile Kitchen. Campers will engage in hands-on cooking lessons, preparing healthy snacks while learning about nutrition and health, history, science, math, and art. This camp is available for ages 7 to 10 years old.

“Jr. Engineer Train Camp” provides a unique experience that can only be found at Georgia State Railroad Museum! Campers will work alongside engineers, learn about steam and diesel-powered locomotives and engage in many interactive learning experiences. This camp is available for two separate age groups: 4 to 6 and 7 to 10 years old.

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(Savannah private preK-8th grade schools) Tour Blessed Sacrament School

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Savannah schools Blessed Sacrament Catholic private Chatham County preK kindergarten

Her Irish eyes are still smiling. WELCOME to Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah’s newest Shamrock!

If you are still looking for a home to educate your child, please call and schedule your tour today of  Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah.

Still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  Limited space available.

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.

Happily Ever After Ball 2019, Savannah

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Happily Ever After Ball Savannah 2019

Come one come all to the most magical event in Savannah, the Happily Ever After Ball.

Have your little ones put on a costume and meet their favorite princess or pirate. Get dolled up at Rapunzel’s hair palace or have a sword fight with Captain Jack. Go under the sea with a magical mermaid or catch a chill with Anna and Elsa. There’s always dancing, delicious treats and fabulously fun things to see and do.

This annual event is presented by Tara Skinner Weddings and Events. Tickets sell out EVERY YEAR so buy yours now.

100% of the proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales will go to the local Savannah charity, the Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center. Please email crystal@taraskinnerevents.com for questions.

Happily Ever After Ball
Sun. March 31, 2019
10AM – 12PM OR 1-3PM (2 different sessions)
@ Brockington Hall, 213 East Hall St. Savannah, GA 31401
Cost: $20 per person (adults & children must purchase tickets – children younger than 1 year are free)

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite here.

(Savannah dentists) Helpful Teething Hints from Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

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Below is a guest post from Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah 

Your baby was born with all 20 primary teeth below their gumline. They typically start to come through between 6 and 12 months. Children usually have their full set of baby teeth in place by age 3.

Teething Symptoms

What’s normal?

Fussiness
Trouble sleeping
Irritability
Loss of appetite
Drooling more than usual
What’s not normal?

High fever
Diarrhea
Rash

If your baby has any of these symptoms while teething and continues to be cranky and uncomfortable, call your pediatric dentist or pediatrician.

Are Numbing Gels or Teething Tablets Safe For My Baby?

The FDA recommends that parents and caregivers not use benzocaine products for children younger than 2. They are also warning that benzocaine oral drug products should only be used in adults and children 2 years and older if they contain certain warnings on the drug label. These products carry serious risks and provide little to no benefits for treating oral pain, including sore gums in infants due to teething.

Benzocaine is an over-the-counter anesthetic, which the FDA notes are usually under the product names Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel and Orabase. Benzocaine has been associated with a rare but serious—and sometimes fatal—condition called methemoglobinemia, a disorder in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced.

The FDA also urges parents not to use – and dispose of homeopathic teething tablets – after lab testing found “inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething tablets, sometimes far exceeding the amount claimed on the label.”

“The body’s response to belladonna in children under two years of age is unpredictable and puts them at unnecessary risk,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that the dental home for a child should be established no later than 12 months of age to help children and their families institute a lifetime of good oral health.

Should you have any questions regarding your child and teething, please contact Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry  in Savannah  and they will be happy to help you: 912-298-KIDS.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

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-Lowcountry Summer Camps 2019 Guide

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Savannah Summer Camps 2018

Lots of fun, creative, stimulating summer camps out there in Savannah & the Lowcountry for Summer 2019.

Find them in our Savannah-Lowcountry Summer Camps 2019 here. We’re adding more camps all the time.

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Kindermusik parent-&-me musical playdates

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

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Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano starting THIS week for 3 offerings of their March Musical monthly playdates.

Open to ages 0-7 with their caregivers, a Kindermusik playdate is a perfect chance to enjoy some special time with your littlest music maker. After class, they’ll get an instrument to take home, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon for weekly studio classes.

Spaces are limited – enroll today. Sat. March 23 2019; Wed. March 27 2019 & Sat. March 30 2019 at 10AM.

Enroll @ kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

March Playdates:
Under the Rainbow! – Music of Ireland
March 23 2019 – Saturday, 10AM
March 27 2019 – Wednesday, 10AM
March 30 2019- Saturday, 10AM

Enroll now – spaces fill quickly.

Kindermusik Savannah now offers Saturday 11AM classes weekly for ages 0-7

Kindermusik…where music & learning play.

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

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Registration open for JEA Camp Savannah

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

JEA Camp Savannah Summer Camps 2019 Chatham County JEA Summer Camp 2019

When school is out for the summer in Savannah, that only means one thing: JEA Camp Savannah.

Registration is now open for this popular, centrally-located, well-established Savannah summer camp. Register online here. 

This summer’s theme: ‘Inside the Outdoors!’ Campers are invited to explore their love of nature in their own way through experiential learning, creative programming & hands-on activities led by local professionals in the field. Campers will be led on a daily adventure through a variety of imaginative & interactive activities.

Different themes offered each week.

JEA Camp Savannah better serves the needs of Savannah families by offering a full-day (9AM-5PM) program with optional extended care.

OPEN TO GRADES K-10th. 

Discounts

Multi-Child Discounts. Learn more here

Field Trips

Throughout the summer, campers will travel to exciting Savannah-area locations for field trips. On weeks when campers do not travel off-site, campers will participate in “stay-trips” where special programming will be provided such as on-site carnivals & other fun activities.

Flexible Camp Hours

Flexibility is key.  You can drop off early (8AM) or stay late (6PM) at no additional charge.

Meet & Greet

You’re invited Sun. June 2 2019, noon-2PM for the annual JEA Camp Savannah Meet and Greet. Meet staff, get your camp T-shirt & take a dip in the pool.

Specialty Camps

JEA Camp Savannah also offers specialty camps including Multi-Cultural Farm to Table; Day Trekkers Travel for 3rd graders & older; and Magic Camp.

Learn more here. 

JEA Camp Savannah
5111 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31405
912-355-8111
Email: kids@savj.org

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(Savannah private preK-8th grade schools) Tour Blessed Sacrament School

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Savannah Schools Blessed Sacrament Catholic School prek kindergarten

Still searching for the right home to educate your child?

Come and see what Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah has to offer. Schedule a tour of this prek-8th grade school today. Call 912.356.6987.

Come home to Blessed Sacrament…where we believe in family.

Still accepting applications, limited openings available!

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 OB-GYNs) SouthCoast Health’s Timeline of Women’s Health

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

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SouthCoast Health in Savannah showcases just how much growth has happened in a short period of time when it comes to women’s health.

See the timelime of some of the biggest advancements in women’s health to date here.

Whether you are looking for a primary care doctor, ob-gyn or a pediatrician, or another medical specialist, SouthCoast Health has you covered with its wide range of world-class healthcare services, available throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

If you have any additional questions or want to learn more, click here to schedule an appointment or call 912-691-3600.

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Savannah Chick Hatchery 2019

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

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The beloved 4-H Chick Hatchery tradition will be at Savannah Mall for 2019.

This favorite FREE Savannah Easter tradition, the Chick Hatchery, will start Wed. April 17 and run through Fri. April 19 2019 10AM-8PM, indoors near the Easter Bunny at Savannah Mall.

Kids of all ages can watch the chicks emerge from their eggs and hold a newly hatched chick. For more than two decades, Chatham County Cooperative Extension 4-H has run the hands-on display hatchery during the Easter season. (912) 652-7981 Kids of all ages can watch the chicks emerge from their eggs and hold a newly hatched chick.

For more than two decades, Chatham County Cooperative Extension has run the hands-on display hatchery during the Easter season.

(Please note the hatchery is at the Savannah Mall in 2019, not the Oglethorpe Mall where it was in 2017.)

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Sailing Camps for ages 5 & older

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

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Let your kids experience a different type of camp during Summer 2019 in Savannah.

The Savannah Sailing Center offers these two fun and challenging 2019 summer sailing camps @ Lake Mayer in Savannah.

Summer “Guppy” Camp for ages 5-7
This is a program for children 5-7 years of age. This program will introduce the sport of sailing to water loving children. Our curriculum will focus on safety around the water and will introduce the sport of sailing with age appropriate activities. Children must know how to swim and will wear lifejackets at all times while on the water.
Morning Session 8:30-11:30AM @ Lake Mayer, Savannah; May 27-July 26 2019
Details & download a registration form here.

Summer “Catch the Wind” Full-Day Camp for ages 8 & older
“Catch the Wind” summer camp program is designed for kids ages 8 and older of all abilities and skill levels. The classes are structured to allow for maximum sailing time and personal attention. Beginners participate in a small 8ft Optimist or 15ft Sunfish sailboat, depending on their size. Those with more experience can sail in a 2-person 420 sailboat, also used for high school and college sailing. The summer camp instructors follow the US Sailing curriculum and skills learned are documented with the US Sailing certification record book.
“Catch the Wind” is offered as a full day camp 8:30AM-4:30PM @ Lake Mayer, Savannah; May 27-July 26 2019.
Details & download a registration form here.

For more info, call 912.352.9996 or email savsailing@yahoo.com.

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Early Bird Discount

Receive a 10% discount or $25 discount if you register before May 18 2019; or sail for two or more weeks; or have two or more sailors per family.

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Easter Egg Hunts 2019 in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Bloomingdale, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, March 11th, 2019

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SouthernMamas.com Easter Egg Hunts Guide 2019 includes free egg hunts, Easter festivities in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Bloomingdale, Hilton Head Is.

The annual Savannah chick hatchery, where kids can hold newly hatched chicks, will be @ Savannah Mall.  For more than two decades, Chatham County Cooperative Extension 4-H has run the free, hands-on display hatchery during the Easter season.

Get all the Easter Egg Hunt & Chick Hatchery details here.

(Savannah Summer Camps 2019) Kids’ Pottery Camp @ Savannah’s Clay Spot

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

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Kids Summer Pottery Camp 2019 @ Savannah’s Clay Spot 

This popular Savannah summer camp @ Savannah’s Clay Spot is a unique opportunity for children to work as actual artist in a professional ceramic studio. Each camp week has a different fun theme. Children create at the pottery wheel and use several hand building methods.

Pottery camp sizes are limited to 7-12 so register early.

Register online here. 

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

Savannah’s Clay Spot, www.savannahsclayspot.com, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-mail savannahsclayspot@gmail.com 

Kindermusik Savannah Spring Giveaway: Free Month of Kindermusik

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Kindermusik Savannah Spring Giveaway toddlers

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano is offering a free month, including all music, a book and home materials, to one winning child in April 2019.

One random winner will be chosen on March 30.  Enter your 0-7 year old at kindermusikwith88keys.com!

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March Kindermusik Playdates for ages 0-7

Join Kindermusik Savannah for March playdates-  “Under the Rainbow- Music of Ireland” on March 23, 27 and 30 2019 at 10AM.

Each child will receive the class, an instrument/prop, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon.  Spaces limited; enroll today here. 

Kindermusik…where music & learning play.

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

FREE St. Patrick’s Day admission to the Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Sandbox Children's Museum St. Patrick's Day Hilton Head Parade 2019

Headed down to Pope Avenue for Hilton Head Island’s Annual St. Patricks Day Parade this Sunday March 17 2019?

Then come by and play for a few minutes at The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum will be open 1-3PM Sun. March 17 2019 with FREE General Admission.

Small concessions and facepainting available for purchase. Space and activities limited in the event of inclement weather.

Walking traffic only is strongly suggested as one side of Pope Ave will be closed most of the afternoon for the parade and there is only one way in and one way out of the museum parking lot so driving/parking is not recommended.

Free museum admission
Sun. March 17 2019, 1-3PM
@ The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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