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(Savannah pediatricians) SouthCoast Health experts on treating children with mental illness

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Savannah pediatricians SouthCoast Richmond Hill doctors pediatrics

Despite the fact that mental health disorders are one of the most common diseases among children, the idea of mental health advocacy for our children is still pretty rare.

Read here  how Dr. Keith Seibert and his wife, Dr. Heather Seibert, both pediatric advocates at SouthCoast Health in Richmond Hill, helped one 11-year-old girl who was struggling with mental illness including anxiety and ADHD.  Learn more here. 

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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Savannah therapists: Easing Fears on Halloween

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Counseling Counselors Savannah therapists Chatham CountyMany children have feelings of fear about Halloween.

Read here to find out some tips from for easing your child’s fears about this upcoming holiday.

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Water’s Edge Counseling in Savannah
912-319-5552
Email: christina@watersedgecounseling.com

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(Savannah parents groups) Free Forest School of Coastal Georgia

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Free Forest School Savannah Chatham County Coastal Georgia

This week’s SouthernMamas.com newspaper article spotlights the new Free Forest School of Coastal Georgia which promotes more outdoor playtime for kids. Read it here.

This is a free, volunteer-run group for ages 0 to 6 & their parents/caregivers that meets on a weekly basis in Savannah-area nature spots.

Interested in joining? Email ffscoastalgeorgia@gmail.com or join the Free Forest School of Coastal Georgia Facebook group here. 

 

Weekend Kids’ Events in Savannah

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Event Calendar

Several Saturday Oct. 20 kids’ events are cancelled for Saturday due to inclement weather. 

For a list of local kid-friendly events & cancellation updates, visit our online Events Calendar by clicking here

Savannah Schools: Fall 2019 Open Houses for Prospective Families

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Savannah private schools preK, preschools kindergarten

Admissions season has begun! Come visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah private school Fall 2019 open houses for prospective families include:

(Savannah) Parents are invited to tour Blessed Sacrament School @ special tours & treats night, 5:30PM Tues. Oct. 22. Details here.

(Savannah) Welcome Wednesday open house @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School, 9:30AM Wed. Oct. 23 2019.  Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school. Details here.

(Savannah) Open House @ Benedictine Military School, 2PM Sun. Nov. 3 2019. All eighth-grade students & parents are encouraged to attend. Benedictine also invites fifth- through seventh-grade students. Details here. 

(Savannah) Open House @ St. Andrew’s School, 9:30AM Thurs. Nov. 7 2019. St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 – Grade 12 on Wilmington Is. Details here.

(Savannah) PreK-K Open House @ St. James Catholic School, 9:30AM Tues. Nov. 12 2019. Bring your kids to this scavenger hunt open house to learn more about this Pre-K to 8th grade school. Details here. 

(Savannah) Open House @ St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School on Wilmington Is., 5-7PM Thurs. Nov. 14 2019.  This is an open house for  the entire school preK3 – 8th grade.  St. Peter’s offers full day faith-based instruction for students from three years old through 8th grade. Details here. 

(Savannah) Early Childhood Education Open House @ The Habersham School, 9AM Fri. Nov. 15 2019. The Habersham School is a PK3-12th grade private school. Details here.

(Savannah) Open House for PreK-2nd grade @ Veritas Academy, 9-11AM Fri. Nov. 15 2019. Veritas Academy is a PreK-12th grade private school. Details here. 

(Savannah) Open House @ Savannah Country Day School, 1:30PM Sun. Nov. 17 2019.  The program begins in the Morrison Pangaea Garden. Details here. 

(Savannah) Open House @ Calvary Day School, 2-4PM Sun. Nov. 17 2019. Calvary is a private, faith-based Savannah school for students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Details here. 

Ongoing schools tours

(Savannah) Schedule a tour of The Early Learning Academy, an exciting new preschool for ages 18-60 months on Savannah’s Southside.  Details here. 

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Savannah-Chatham Public School Open Houses start in January 2019. We’ll post the schedule when available. 

Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Parent's Night Out Summit Gymnastics

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.

Summit Gymnastics is offering a parents’ night out this month so you can enjoy a childfree evening. Open too all ages 4 & older. (Must be potty-trained)

Parents Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics 

7-11PM Sat. Oct. 19 2019

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

To register, email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com or call (912)-921-1034.

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

Kids’ art kits to make & take @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, Savannah

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Henny Penny Art Space Cafe Savannah things toddlers to preschoolers kids

A reminder that Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah sells their custom-designed green art kits at the cafe.

They’re fun and unique ways for your kids to be creative while you enjoy a coffee break. They also make ideal birthday gifts.

Drop-in kids’ creative programs are offered every single day @ Henny Penny. Find a schedule of Henny Penny kids’ activities & programs here. 

Henny Penny Cafe, 1514 Bull St., Savannah Henny Penny is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Fall 2019 5K Celebration Run

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Girls on the Run 5K Savannah

You & your family are invited to partake in this kid-friendly community event: 5K Celebration Run 2019 on Sat. Nov. 9 2019 hosted by Girls on the Run of the Coastal Georgia & Lowcountry.

Each season, Girls on the Run celebrates girls completing the Girls on the Run curriculum with a 5K which they have been training for, learning life skills, conflict resolution, relationship building, & how to make intentional decisions, all with a running component!

Community runners are invited come out for this FUN RUN in Savannah.

8:30AM registration & games
10AM start for the Happiest Run In Town

Registration before 10/31/19 for $30 guarantees your t-shirt, finishers metal, & ALL the fun.
After 10/31/19 it will be $35 & T-shirts will be on a first come first serve.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

Questions? Email chris.carpentino@girlsontherun.org.

Fall 2019 Celebration 5K
@Savannah State University
3219 College St. Savannah
Sat. Nov. 9, 2019
8:30AM-1PM
Hosted by Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

(Savannah museums, forts) Cure Me or Kill Me at Old Fort Jackson

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Old Fort Jackson Savannah kids historical sites forts

If you had been a soldier during the American Civil War, would common medical treatments of the time have cured you–or killed you?

Visit Old Fort Jackson in Savannah on Saturdays and Sundays during October 2019 for Cure Me or Kill Me to explore the struggles of ill and wounded soldiers fighting on both sides during the American Civil War.

Cure Me or Kill Me will allow visitors to participate in infantry demonstrations and to learn about triage, field hospitals, surgery, and so much more! Get hands-on experience with moving a stretcher and performing battlefield triage, as well as an up-close look at a variety of tools used in treatment.

Cure Me or Kill Me programming is ongoing 10AM-4PM Saturdays and Sundays in October. This family-friendly programming is included in museum admission ($9 per adult, $5 per child, age 2 to 12) and is appropriate for all audiences. Cure Me or Kill Me is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find info on how to become a member here. 

Cure Me or Kill Me program
10AM-4PM Saturdays & Sundays during October 2019
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
Hosted by Old Fort Jackson & Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah

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(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s School choral students participate in Folds of Honor Golf Tournament

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

St. Andrew's School Savannah private

 

St. Andrew’s School choral students participated in the 5th annual Folds of Honor Golf Tournament on Wilmington Island in Savannah.

They sang “America the Beautiful” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” to kick off fund raising event.

Folds of Honor, a 501C-3 nonprofit organization, provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Community outreach is strong component of the St. Andrew’s curriculum.

For more information, visit https://saslions.com

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About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Hollywood Hills family-friendly Halloween haunted house in Savannah

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Hollywood Hills Family Friendly Savannah haunted house

Hollywood Hills Sanitarium, Savannah’s newest “haunted house,” premiers with a double-feature this Fri. Oct. 18, 2019, including an interactive, entertaining experience and a horror-filled haunted experience (rated PG-13) at Savannah Technical College at 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA, 31406.

STC film production students have built sets, will create special effects makeup for horror heroes, and will star in the attraction.

The 6-8PM experience includes a talking witch, singing pumpkins and is supposed to be less scary.  The haunted nightmare rises from the dead at 8PM starring horror movie icons with a psych ward of horrors, a haunted graveyard, a mad scientist, spinning vortex and more.

Hollywood Hills Sanitarium will be open Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 18 through Nov. 2 2019. Cash and cards will be accepted at the door. Admission is $10 6-8PM version Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $15 for the horror show (PG-13), which runs 8-11PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Proceeds will benefit student film projects.

UPDATE: Some parents who attended the premier night said the 6-8PM is not G-rated and more appropriate for older children. 

Tickets will be discounted $2 for military with ID ($2), seniors (65+), or for a gently-used costume donation. Guests bringing a new full costume donation will receive a $5 discount for one ticket. Costumes will be distributed by Film Biz Recycling in conjunction with their costume drive.

Buy tickets at the door.

To find the entrance, turn left after the White Bluff entrance and travel toward the south/Hunter AAF side of the campus. Look for an ambulance with lights flashing.

Hollywood Hills Sanitarium Haunted House
Fridays & Saturdays Oct. 18-Nov. 2 2019
6-8PM for less scary version
8-11PM for the PG-13-rated version
Savannah Technical College
5717 White Bluff Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31406

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Homeschool Meetup Wednesdays @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, Savannah

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Homeschool Meetup Henny Penny Art Cafe Scribble Savannah homeschoolers

Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah provides an environment for adults and kids to relax, create, and connect!

Paint on the table? Not a problem here! The perfect place for parents, grandparents, nannies, babysitters, aunts and uncles, or, friends to get creative!

Drop-in kids’ creative programs are offered every single day @ Henny Penny.

These family-friendly programs @ Henny Penny include:

Homeschool Meet-Up Wednesdays for all ages, Noon-5PM Wednesdays. Cost: $5. Special rate for Savannah’s wonderful homeschool community.

Find more Scribble Art Studio at Henny Penny kids’ activities & programs here. 

Henny Penny Cafe, 1514 Bull St., Savannah Henny Penny is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Fall Festivals) Boo Bash @ St. Peter the Apostle School

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Boo Bash St. Peter the Apostle School Savannah Wilmington Island Save the date for Boo Bash 2019 @ St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Is. in Savannah.

Bring your family and friends for a day of fun, games, prizes, raffles, bounce houses, vendors, and food.

Kids entrance fee of $10. Adults are FREE! Open to the public.

Boo Bash 2019
Sat. Oct. 26, 2019, 11AM-3 PM
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School
Savannah, GA

More about St. Peter the Apostle School

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.

The beautiful 10-acre campus includes a Lower School, Middle School, two gymnasiums, football field, practice field, and a state-of-the-art playground.

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
912-897-5224

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.

11th Annual Moonlight Garden Ride, Savannah

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Moonlight Bike Ride Savannah 2019

UPDATE: Rescheduled to Nov. 9, 2019 due to inclement weather. 

Moonlight Garden Ride 2019
Sat. 10/19/19 at 4 PM – 8 PM
Mother Matilda Beasley Park
E Broad St, Savannah, GA 31401
Hosted by Bike Walk Savannah

Savannah’s favorite family-friendly bicycling event returns for its 11th year. Ride from Mother Mathilda Beasley Park on Sat. Oct. 19 2019. Join in beginning at 4PM for food, games and entertainment, and then for a casually-paced, police-escorted ride that travels through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods. All proceeds benefit the non-proft Bike Walk Savannah.

Join hundreds of other cyclists and see Savannah in an unforgettable way on the Moonlight Garden Ride.

REGULARLY PRICED TICKETS available 10/5-10/18 online here. 
Individual Member – $25
Individual Non-Member – $30

DAY OF ON-SITE RIDE REGISTRATION – 10/19
Individual Member – $30
Individual Non-Member – $35

Membership registrations and other ticket levels available online on Eventbrite.

Event Schedule

4-6:30PM Onsite registration and check-in for preregistered riders. Entertainment, food and games available.
4:30-6PM. Costume Contest Registration
6:30PM Costume Contest Judging
7PM Ride departs from Mother Mathilda Beasley Park
8PM Ride returns to Mother Mathilda Beasley Park

Learn more here.

Career Counseling for high school students @ Savannah Educational Consultants

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Career Counseling @ Savannah Educational Consultants

Let the professional Career Development Coaches @ Savannah Educational Consultants help you:

UNLOCK your natural APTITUDES and your INTERESTS.

MATCH these into CAREERS and MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY.

Counselors @ Savannah Educational Consultants specialize in providing guidance to adolescents and adults in exploring, planning, and adjusting career goals and lifestyles.

Contact these professional Career Development coaches TODAY to schedule an appointment:
Heather Owens-Knox, M.A., howens-knox@savannaheducationalconsultants.com or
Stephen L. Watson, PH.D., swatson@savannaheducationalconsultants.com

Savannah Educational Consultants
130 Tibet Ave., Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31406

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(Savannah physicians) Dr. Rebecca Marshburn Sellers on keeping children healthy

Monday, October 14th, 2019

SouthCoast Health Physicians Rebecca Mashburn Sellers

SouthCoast Health primary care physician, Dr. Rebecca Marshburn Sellers shares tips here on how to keep our kids healthy during the school year in Savannah.

Dr. Sellers shares how to reduce your child’s chances of getting contagious conditions such as head lice and conjunctivitis (pink eye) and how to combat classroom germs.

Learn more here.

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