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(New Year’s Day) Jan. 1 2021 First Day Hikes, Savannah & Richmond Hill

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

First Day Hikes 2021 Savannah Richmond Hill

First Day Hikes 2021 in Savannah, Richmond Hill

First day hikes on New Year’s Day are happening @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah, Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill & Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah.

Details here.

Savannah private schools: Open Houses @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

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School searching in Savannah?

Join Savannah Christian Preparatory School at an upcoming open houses, school tours.

Open houses @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School 

Wednesdays Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 & Feb. 24 2021, 9:30-10:30AM @ Eckburg Auditorium.

Find more information here. 

Reservations are required. For more information on this event or admissions at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, please email Kathi Strickland, Director of Family Relations, at kstrickland@savcps.com or call the admissions office at 912.629.5544.

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More about SCPS

Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School,  (912) 234-1653, www.savcps.com, On Facebook hereOn Twitter here.  Follow SCPS on Instagram at savannahchristianprep   Savannah Christian Preparatory School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Skype Spanish classes for kids with teachers in Nicaragua

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Just signed up my beginner Spanish student for affordable, online Spanish tutoring classes at home with teachers in Nicaragua @ La Mariposa Spanish School. 

One of the (few) benefits of virtual school is more time and opportunity for other virtual classes like this.

La Mariposa offers grammar or conversation classes for all ages and levels. So your child can improve their Spanish from home with native Spanish speakers. Cost: $12/hour. 

To learn more, email lamariposaspanishschool06@gmail.com or visit mariposaspanishschool.com/school/skype-classes/ 

New Kindermusik Savannah class themes for January 2021

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

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New Kindermusik Savannah January themes start next week, Jan. 4 2021.

Kick off the new year by carving aside a weekly together-time with your newborn to 7 year old, enjoying the beauty of learning through music.

Newborns through 10-week-olds attend completely free!

Classes offered in studio and virtual – choose what works best for you!

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or text 912-432-5885 to try a free introductory class.

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Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling @ Low Country Counseling, Savannah

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

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Couples Counseling @ Low Country Counseling, Savannah 

Seeking guidance together can improve navigating stressors such as parenting, career and finances, extended family pressures, internal struggles, affairs, life transitions, and feeling disconnected from one another.

Marital and couples counseling can help strengthen partnerships, improve communication, ease tensions, heal wounds, promote bonding, and enhance intimacy.

Learn more here.

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Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You are not alone.

Hope starts here. 

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Two Sisters Travel: 6 Family Spring Break Ideas in 2021

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

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6 Family Spring Break Ideas In 2021

While it may be winter outside, now is the time to make your spring break travel plans.

If you’re feeling ready to explore, adventure or simply just need to getaway, travel is slowly resuming. Many popular domestic destinations are welcoming guests again and several international borders have re-opened to US passport holders.

So, what’s open and where to take your family for Spring Break 2021, Two Sisters Travel is sharing top destination picks!

All Inclusive Resorts

Kickback and relax on island time by sipping frozen drinks on white sand beaches. All inclusive resorts combine relaxation and adventure blending together the perfect family vacation experience. Kids will enjoy water sports & age-focused activities while parents relax in the spa, there’s truly something for everyone at an all inclusive resort.

These resorts offer a great value by including accommodations, dining, drinks, activities and entertainment in one package price. Makes for an overall stress-free vacation.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Theme Parks

Celebrating spring break at Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando Resort can be the perfect escape from reality. Slip into themed lands of fantasy, adventure, nature and science making memories with your family.

Experience new attractions & experiences at both parks, and for a limited time take advantage of special discounts.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

National Parks

Highlighting some of America’s most breathtaking landscapes and landmarks our National Parks are true treasure to explore. A few of our favorites to visit during the spring are Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Zion and Grand Canyon.

Each offers an entirely different appeal and experience! Two Sisters Travel will help you narrow down the overwhelming number of options to curate the right itinerary to fit your national parks vacation vision!

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Florida Keys

Experience the feel of the Caribbean without a passport. The Florida Keys are a 110-mile island chain surrounded by crystal-blue waters that are famed for stunning sunsets and a relaxed atmosphere.

Nature lovers flock to the Lower Keys with it’s state parks and protected areas, divers & snorkelers enjoy Marathon (access to America’s only living coral barrier reef), and for the more vibrant activities visit Key West, the southernmost point in the continental United States.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Costa Rica

An eco-travelers dream, Costa Rica represents what an unspoiled tropical paradise should be. Blessed with beaches and biodiversity, this verdant land of misty volcanoes, roaring rivers, and lush jungles teeming with exotic fauna this country is the perfect place for adventure and relaxation.

Spend your days exploring cloud rainforests, zip lining through the jungle or surfing along the coast. It’s easy to see why they say Costa Rica is Pura Vida – “pure life.”

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Hawaii

Situated in the Pacific Ocean and over 2,100 miles from the mainland sits the small island chain of Hawaii. These gorgeous volcanic islands formed millions of years ago are still intriguing visitors today.

Steeped in breathtaking natural beauty, warm Polynesian culture, and a near perfect year round climate, Hawaii makes an ideal tropical destination to celebrate the holiday season. Experience it all from history & culture, to relaxation & adventure.

Ready to start planning? Contact Two Sisters Travel.

Don’t let the stress of planning your family spring break vacation overwhelm you. Two Sisters Travel can custom curate the perfect itinerary to fit your vacation style, preferences and budget. Two Sisters Travel will make the entire travel experience easy and stress-free from start to finish.

Contact Two Sisters Travel today online here  or call 843-284-3241, and let’s get started.

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SouthCoast Health in Savannah in line to receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

John Marrero, CEO SouthCoast Health

COVID-19 vaccines are the key assets to help us put an end to this pandemic, and the next steps toward protecting our community, reducing the number of cases, and restoring a sense of normalcy, said John Marrero, CEO of SouthCoast Health in Savannah.

The physicians at SouthCoast Health trust the science of COVID-19 vaccines and encourage all patients to get the vaccine as soon they become eligible, regardless of healthcare practice location. The vaccine, which offers up to 95% protection against COVID-19, was deemed safe and effective by the FDA, Marrero said.

SouthCoast Health is in line to receive the vaccine and we will provide updates regarding the availability as soon as they develop. SouthCoast Health plans on offering online appointments and following the government eligibility timeline as to who receives the vaccine.

Learn more here.

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Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum open Dec. 26-29 2020

Friday, December 25th, 2020

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Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will be open Sat. Dec. 26 through Tues. Dec. 29 from 9:30AM-2:30PM. Guests can enjoy interactive exhibits and engaging tours at Georgia State Railroad Museum and families can enjoy open exploration and activities at Savannah Children’s Museum.

Both museums will be closed for New Year’s on Dec. 31 2020 through Jan. 2 2021. Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will resume regular hours (Thursday-Saturday, 9:30AM-2:30PM) on Thurs. Jan. 7 2021.

Both sites are large, open-air historic sites with plenty of space for safe social distancing. Learn more here.

Social distancing protocols and sanitizing procedures are enforced. Guests are required to wear masks and adhere to public health safety protocols.

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(Richmond Hill, Savannah pediatric dentists) Kid’s Dentistree

Friday, December 25th, 2020

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Your Child’s Safety Matters to Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill

Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill wants you to know that your child’s safety is their top priority. They strive to keep their office safe by strictly following standard safety protocols issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the American Dental Association.

Read Kid’s Dentistree’s blog on how they implement extra safety measures to make sure their patients and team members feel safe. Learn more here. 

The Kid’s Dentistree office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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Savannah’s Best Home Holiday Light Displays

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

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Check out SouthernMamas.com Best Home Holiday Lights/Decorations list for 2020 for the Greater Savannah area:

Find more fun family Holiday happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry in SouthernMamas.com Holiday Events 2020.

(Therapists, Counselors, Savannah) Low Country Counseling

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Kristin Dickens @ Low Country Counseling in Savannah offers therapy for individuals, families, and couples for adolescents and adults (ages 15+). She has focused her career on helping others find ways to empower themselves. She has extensive training in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Eating Disorders. Kristen has genuine compassion for anyone who is open to change but feels unsure on how to begin. Her practice provides help for anxiety, mood disorders, high risk behaviors, and tension within relationships.

Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You are not alone.

Hope starts here. 

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Savannah schools: 2021-22 Lottery Open for Susie King Taylor Community School

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

Savannah schools public charter Susie King Taylor preK kindergarten

Susie King Taylor Community School, Savannah 

Susie King Taylor Community School’s lottery is officially open for the 2021-2022 school year.

SKTCS is a tuition-free, public K-8 Charter School in Savannah focused on place-based education, social-emotional learning with an emphasis on community through the middle school academy for social justice.

Learn more here.

Free Kindermusik Savannah classes on Dec. 29

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

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Join  Kindermusik Savannah for two completely FREE Kindermusik classes, open to the public, on Tuesday, December 29th.

To celebrate the closing of another year filled with love, laughter and learning through music, Kindermusik will hold two classes, followed by a sweet treat afterwards.

Classes are by enrollment only and spaces will be extremely limited.

Once the classes fill, they will be closed.

Registration is required and available online at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Class is open to ages 0-7 and their caregiver. Both classes to be held at our Bloomingdale studio. Choose between Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 10AM or 11AM. Text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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Enrollment open for PreK-5th grade @ Advanced Academics in Pooler

Saturday, December 19th, 2020

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Advanced Academics in Pooler

Enroll in Advanced Academics in Pooler.

PreK and Kindergarten: $75/week half days. K-5th grade:$150/wk full days.

Set up a tour. Call 912.348.2017.

Advanced Academics in Pooler microschool offers full-day sessions for homeschoolers and early learners on a small campus in Pooler, as well as enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are open to the public.

Advanced Academics can customize education for each child.

Advanced Academics
email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com
912-348-2017
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

Learn more about Advanced Academics here.

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(Savannah schools) St. Andrew’s now accepting Pre-K3 through 4th grade applications

Friday, December 18th, 2020

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St. Andrew’s Lower School on Wilmington Is. in Savannah is now accepting applications for Pre-K 3 through Grade 4.

The application deadline is 2.19.21. Please contact Windee Helle in admissions (hellew@saslions.com or 897.4941, x. 452) for more information or to schedule a private tour.

Why Beginnings Matter at St. Andrew’s School:
*Small student to teacher ratio
*Individualized and applied approach to instruction active classroom with an emphasis on outdoor learning experiences
*Strong foundation for globally focused, hands on curriculum with widely recognized academic and college outcomes
*Strong academic blend with child-centric approach, making learning personalized and engaging students are engaged, curious, critical thinkers because of the dynamic instruction from the highly qualified teachers with a 28-acre campus, the early childhood classrooms can be at the creek, in the garden, or personalized within each highly equipped classroom.

Learn more here. 

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.

Help a Savannah mom of 5 whose story reflects local increase in first-time homelessness due to the pandemic

Friday, December 18th, 2020

This 28-year-old single mom and her five kids, ages 2 to 10, were forced to move from their Savannah rental home this past spring when Robinet’s hours were cut at her housekeeping job at the Courtyard Marriott and she could no longer afford rent.

Since then, she and her children have lived in roughly 15 Savannah hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Her story is heartbreaking and reflects the increase in first-time homelessness in Savannah due to the pandemic.

Read this mom’s story here. 

Help this mom and her kids by donating here. 

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Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless

Savannah’s number of people who are homeless for the first time is increasing. Here’s a way to get your children involved with volunteering to help.

Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless in Savannah – started by Colleen Moultry and her daughter Bethany, a home-schooled first grader-  distributes care packages, which include a variety of supplies and a kind note for people who are homeless, to Savannah shelters and hand out on the street.

To volunteer, visit Bethany’s Happy Bags Facebook page or email Bethanyshappybags@gmail.com