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Summer reading tutoring/intervention @ Savannah Educational Consultants

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Summer tutoring Savannah Educational Consultants

At Savannah Educational Consultants, highly trained, experienced, and certified reading specialists provide individualized instruction utilizing best practices in the field.

Effective interventions target the development of lagging skills and promote the abilities and knowledge critical to reading growth.

If you are interested in tutoring or other services, or for more information, please call 912-238-9552.

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

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Pin Point Heritage Museum in Savannah Reopening

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Pin Point Heritage Museum Savannah

Pin Point Heritage Museum in Savannah will now be open Thursday through Saturday from 9AM-5PM, beginning this Thursday, May 28 2020.

The museum is an open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. For the safety of all staff and guests, the museum will be observing:
*Social distancing protocols
*Implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures.
*Changes to the exhibit flow and daily programming for guest safety.

Guests are encouraged to wear masks and adhere to public health safety notices.

Capacity will be limited to 10 guests at a time every half an hour, first come, first served, so please call ahead to check availability. Abbreviated guided tours will be offered every half hour. Guests can then explore and examine exhibits more closely. Visitors can purchase tickets on-site at Pin Point Heritage Museum.

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In-Studio Kindermusik Savannah classes are back

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah toddlers preschoolers

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano invites you to choose your preferred format for the month of June- virtual classes will still continue, and limited in-studio options will also be offered.

Classes available weekday mornings, afternoons and weekends for ages 0-7!

Text MUSIC to 912-432-5885 to try your first class for free.

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SouthCoast Health: Why You Should Always Reach for Water & The Dangers of Sugary Drinks

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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SouthCoast Health’s Dr. Leland R. Dampier, III

Georgia is one of the top five states with the highest sugar consumption, with about one in three Georgian adults drinking soda a day.

“About half of the United States adult population drinks a soda a day,” SouthCoast Health Family Physician Leland Dampier, MD said.

“…But I’m sure if that more adults knew what they were doing to their bodies, they would work hard to never drink soda again.”

Learn about why you should not drink soda & the benefits of water here.

If you have any more questions about the negatives of soda or the benefits of water, click here to schedule an appointment with any of SouthCoast Health’s general physicians.

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Phased reopening of areas near Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

https://www.exploregeorgia.org/savannah/outdoors-nature/trails-tours/mcqueens-island-trailHistoric Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island near Savannah remain closed due to the COVID-19 shutdown. A reopening date has not released.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is working closely with the National park Service Office of Public Health officials on implementing an adaptive recovery plan to increase access to park areas. The goal is to ensure public areas and work spaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.

While Cockspur Island is currently closed, The Lazaretto Creek and the McQueen’s Islands areas of the park are currently accessible to the public.

Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted at www.nps.gov/FortPulaski and social media.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah reopens

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Savannah gardens

 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah has reopened to the public.

Hours are 10AM-4PM Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Cost: $5 for adults; $3 for kids.

Learn more here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
2 Canebrake Rd.
Savannah, GA 31419

(Savannah photographers) Summertime portrait deal with Memory Lane Photography

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Savannah photographers portraits Bluffton SC pooler Memory Lane Photography

Memory Lane Photography Savannah photographers portraits

Memory Lane Photography is offering a sweet summertime discount on portraits: $25 off any session between now and the end of July 2020.

Sessions must be booked with deposit by last day in June 2020. Book online here. 

Portraits by Savannah professional photographer Candice Kallam, owner of Memory Lane Photography, are in high demand by parents in Savannah & the Lowcountry.  Areas covered include Statesboro, Effingham County, Savannah, Tybee Is., Pooler,  Brunswick, Bluffton SC as well as these Florida spots: Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Palm Coast

Memory Lane Photography offers natural light, lifestyle photography. Events covered include prom, family, small weddings, elopement, engagement, mini portrait sessions as well as mommy & me, daddy & me, senior portraits.

Stay connected & updated about portrait sessions by following Memory Lane Photography on Instagram here and on Facebook here. 

Memory Lane Photography
Candice Kallam
912-346-7791
email: memorylanephotos.events@gmail.com

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(Therapists, Counselors, Savannah) Low Country Counseling

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Savannah therapists Low Country Counseling

Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Madeleine Shaver @ Low Country Counseling in Savannah works in a private practice setting specializing in eating disorders and chemical dependency.

Treatment focus also includes resolving underlying trauma and subsequent codependency issues. She provides psychotherapy for those seeking a new way to live in recovery in these identified areas.

General therapeutic services are also addressed- primarily coping strategies for mood disorders, anxiety or OCD, stress management, unwanted chaos, or building supportive relationships.

Her practice offers group therapy for women with problematic over-eating patterns. She has a passion for helping others understand themselves, their relationships with loved ones, and finding freedom through recovery.

Learn more about Savannah therapist Madeline Shaver here. 

If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for individuals, moms, couples, families, and teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions or to schedule an appointment. Help is available.

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JK Rowling releases The Ickabog, her first non-Harry Potter children’s book, in free online installments

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

J.K Rowling The Ickabog free online children's book

J.K. Rowling’s new children’s chapter book – The Ickabog – will be published for free online here, in installments, over the next seven weeks, a chapter (or two, or three), at a time.

Rowling writes “It isn’t Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic. This is an entirely different story.” The first two chapters, which went online on Tues. May 26, introduced King Fred the Fearless, ruler of Cornucopia, and five-year-old Bert Beamish.

Read it here.

The Ickabog book will be published in November 2020. Rowling writes: “I’m going to donate all my royalties to help people who have been affected by the coronavirus.”

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Illustration Competition

J.K. Rowling is inviting children ages 7-12 to help illustrate The Ickabog. Every day when chapters of the story are uploaded, she will offer suggestions for what to draw or paint to illustrate the story, then kids can enter drawings or paintings into the official competition being run by J.K. Rowling’s publishers, for a once in a lifetime chance to be featured in The Ickabog book, which is published in November.

Find details on how to enter here. 

Savannah Educational Consultants offers tutoring for all ages, grade levels in all subjects.

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Summer Reading Savannah Educational Consultants tutoring

Savannah Educational Consultants offers tutoring for all ages and grade levels and in all subjects.

One-to-one weekly instruction with a dedicated SEC tutor may be targeted to summer assignments while addressing long term goals!

Small group tutoring sessions available upon request. Virtual sessions are available.

Savannah Educational Consultants also offers tutoring for the SAT and ACT.

If you are interested in tutoring or other services, or for more information, please call 912-238-9552.

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

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New Kindermusik Savannah classes in June

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah classes toddlers kids

Join Kindermusik Savannah  with 88 Keys Piano for brand new themes in June.
Cuddle and Bounce, Ages 0-2: “Peekaboo!”
Wiggle and Grow Family, Ages 0-7: “Rhyme Around Town”
Move and Groove, Ages 4-7: “Rhythms of the Land”

Classes offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays – first class is free! Text “MUSIC” to 912-432-5885 or visit kindermusikwith88keys.com for more info.

Scholarship

Deadline is May 31 to apply for Kindermusik Savannah June Special Needs Scholarship. Free tuition for the entire month will be awarded to one child in need. If you have a child or know a child ages 0-7 who may qualify, contact Kindermusik Savannah at info@kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik…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

Competitive Soccer Try-Outs with Savannah United

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Savannah United Competitive Soccer Tryouts 2020 youth

Do your kids love soccer and want to play year around? Let them take a shot at competitive soccer.

Register today for Academy and Select Try-outs with SavannahUnited.com.

Learn more & register online here. 

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) YMCA of Coastal Georgia Day Camp

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Savannah Summer Camp 2020 YMCA Coastal Georgia

Register today for YMCA of Coastal Georgia Summer Day Camp 2020.

Spots are limited to ensure the safety and health of campers and staff.

Visit www.ymcaofcoastalga.org/summerdaycamp for more information and to register!

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SouthCoast Health: Keep Yourself Going Even with a Cold

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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SouthCoast Health Family Physician Dr. William Knight

If you’ve got things to do and places to be, having a cold can be one of the worst things for your productivity levels.

“Not only is a cold common, but it can also be really annoying to experience,” SouthCoast Health Family Physician Dr. William Knight said. “While you may not feel your best with a cold, you could be, in theory, feeling fine enough to be stressed out about falling behind on your goals. But having a stuffy nose or watery eyes may decrease your productivity. We often see patients desperate for some sort of relief so they can get back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

Find tips here on how to keep yourself going even with a cold.

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Low Country Counseling: How Pain Is Good For Therapy

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Low Country Counseling therapy Savannah

Pain can be good? Wait, really?

Therapists @ Low Country Counseling share how pain – all forms of pain, including emotional, mental and spiritual – can be beneficial. Find out how here.

Low Country Counseling: Help for Moms, Couples, Families and Teens.

Contact Low Country Counseling now to schedule an appointment.

912-503-5744
info@savannahtherapist.com
300 Commercial Ct. Unit F
Savannah, GA 31406

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SouthCoast Health: How to Set Up Good Habits During the Time of Self-Quarantine & Working From Home

Monday, May 18th, 2020

SouthCoast Health experts offer tips on how to set up good habits during the time of self-quarantine and working from home.

Read it here. 

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At-Home Craft: 3D Greeting Card by Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, May 18th, 2020

At-home paper craft Savannah Cultural Art

While Savannah Cultural Arts Center isn’t open, the staff there want to share some creative fun for kids to do at home.

Create a 3D Card to make at home

Learn how to turn paper hearts into a one-of-a-kind gift or work of art! This instruction sheet from the Savannah Cultural Arts Center will help you learn the basics, then you can let your imagination take it from there.

Learn how to make the 3D card with these online instructions here.

Candle making can be another great DIY craft activity, have a look at this post to find the best candle making kits.
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Savannah Educational Consultants: Should your child be tested for a Learning Disability?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Savannah learning disabilities

With the end of this school year fast approaching,  Savannah Educational Consultants is busy planning for those students who will need to be evaluated or re-evaluated this summer in preparation for the 2020-21 school year.

Please ask about Savannah Educational Consultants’ COVID-19 policy statement, which will be shared with all clients as they work with Savannah Educational Consultants to move through the evaluation process.

Savannah Educational Consultants want all parties involved, including SEC professionals, parents, and school personnel, to be assured that they are conducting valid and reliable evaluations under the best and safest conditions possible. Savannah Educational Consultants believes these measures will keep us all safe and will ensure a productive test experience.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 912-238-9552 or email: info@savannaheducationalconsultants.com

If you are interested in services or want more information, please call Savannah Educational Consultants at 912-238-9552.

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

Find on Facebook here.

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Kindermusik Savannnah offers virtual lessons for ages 6+ on piano, violin, guitar, ukulele & mandolin.

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Private music lessons Savannah Pooler piano violin guitar

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano offers virtual classes for ages 0-7, at 25% off during this stay-at-home season – first class is FREE.

Kindermusik also provides one-on-one virtual lessons for ages 6+ on piano, violin, guitar, ukulele and mandolin. First 15 minute trial lesson to meet your teacher is free. Text “MUSIC” to 912-432-5885 to give your child a lifelong gift today.

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com for more info.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

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

How to help a Richmond Hill family whose toddler drowned in pool

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Kaytee Robertson Richmond Hill drowning toddler

Maximus “Max” Robertson of Richmond Hill died this Easter weekend 2020 in an accidental drowning in a relative’s covered pool.

He was two weeks away from turning 2 years old.

This week’s SouthernMamas.com column in Savannah Morning News on Sat. May 16 is about what happened and what his mother, Kaytee Robertson, wants people with home pools to do to prevent drownings. Read it here.

This grieving family has received a lot of community support including from Kaytee’s fellow members of First Baptist Church Richmond Hill MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), a group Robertson joined three years ago. FBCRH MOPS set up a public online fundraiser for the Robertsons. Donations can be made online here.

(Savannah Pediatricians) Coastal Pediatrics in Savannah & Pooler

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Burglar or Bandit? Or maybe neither….

We love this.

Coastal Pediatrics in Savannah staff had noticed more than usual timid and reluctant faces on their patients recently during visits.

They know it can be intimidating for your little one to have to interact with someone wearing a mask. So they posted photos of their physicians and nurse practitioners with and without their masks and suggested that parents take a moment to share the posted photos with them and let them see some of their favorite masked pediatricians or NPs.

See all the Coastal Pediatrics pediatrician and NP masked & unmasked photos here. 

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Learn more about Coastal Pediatrics here.

Coastal Pediatrics- Savannah
2 Wheeler Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Pediatrics- Pooler
1000 Towne Center Blvd
Building 1000B
Pooler, GA 31322

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Savannah’s Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Pin Point Heritage Museum Reopen

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Old Fort Jackson Georgia State Railroad Museum Savannah reopening

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Old Fort Jackson – both in Savannah – will be open to the general public for tours and guided experiences on Wednesdays through Sundays 9AM-5PM.

Georgia State Railroad Museum

All tours will begin every half hour beginning at 10AM, so please plan accordingly. While the experience will be different from the museum’s usual offerings, tickets will include a rich guided experience and there will be a family activity led by a Savannah Children’s Museum educator for one family at a time every 30 minutes, first come, first served.

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Old Fort Jackson

While the experience will be different from the fort’s usual offerings, tickets will include a rich guided experience that will also incorporate a cannon firing and musket demonstration.

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Both locations are large, open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. For the safety of all staff and guests, we will be observing social distancing protocols and implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures. Guests are strongly urged to wear masks and adhere to public health safety protocols. Staff will be also limiting capacity to 20 guests at a time, so please call ahead to check availability. No tours at either site from 12:30-1PM and last tour begins at 3:30PM at Georgia State Railroad Museum and 4:30PM at Old Fort Jackson. Visitors can purchase tickets in gift shops or online here.

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Pin Point Heritage Museum in Savannah will now be open Thursday through Saturday from 9AM-5PM, beginning Thursday, May 28 2020.

The museum is an open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. For the safety of all staff and guests, the museum will be observing:
*Social distancing protocols
*Implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures.
*Changes to the exhibit flow and daily programming for guest safety.

Guests are encouraged to wear masks and adhere to public health safety notices.

Capacity will be limited to 10 guests at a time every half an hour, first come, first served, so please call ahead to check availability. Abbreviated guided tours will be offered every half hour. Guests can then explore and examine exhibits more closely. Visitors can purchase tickets on-site at Pin Point Heritage Museum.

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(Savannah summer camps 2020) Scribble Art Summer Camp

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Scribble Art Studio Savannah summer camp

Below is a guest post from Scribble Art Studio in Savannah about their summer art camp 2020.

Dear Scribble Summer Camp Families,
Camp starts June 1 2020 and we are so excited to get that creative summer breeze flowing! Here are the steps Scribble is taking prior to camp and will follow each day of camp:
1. Clean all surfaces, furniture and materials.
2. Space out furniture to allow each camper safe social distancing.
3. Provide soap to wash our hands at the beginning, during and end of each class.
4. Provide masks if camper forgets.
5. Ensure each camp roster maximum is no more than 8 students per day with 2 instructors.
6. All materials are provided from the studio not brought from home in to use.

The photo above shows how Scribble Studio plans to spread out students. 

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Register online here. 

Questions? Call Geoff at 202-379-5643

Scribble Art Studio
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Camp Moon River summer camp status update

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Camp Moon River Savannah summer camps

Below is a guest post by Camp Moon River (CMR) at Savannah Country Day School

Dear SouthernMamas.com Family,

SCDS Summer Programs will be taking the next few days to review the most up to date GA guidelines as per Governor Kemp’s most recent Executive Order.  We plan (and hope) to have updates about June camps and activities by May 15.

Registrations remain open and continue to fill if you would like to secure a spot.   Rest assured, we will provide you with a complete refund if we are forced to cancel due to covid-related issues.

If we are in a position to modify an SCDS Summer Program, our registered families will have the first opportunity to accept the modified camp spots.

We know summer camp is important to you. It is to us as well. Our priority is the wellbeing of our staff, campers, and their respective families.

Visit www.savcds.org/campus-life and click summer programs for more information.

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