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New children’s birthday party options @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

September 27th, 2016

Children's Birthday Party Places Ideas Savannah Scribble Art Studio

Scribble Art Studio  offers the more creative children’s birthday party options in Savannah.

Now the favorite kids’ art studio on 37th Street has even more children’s party options and the artists @ Scribble have a knack for making parties worry-free, right down to the adorable and unique invitations.

Art & Ice Cream Party

What could be sweeter than an Art & Ice Cream Party? Scribble is now offering this fun party option: kids make Mini Ice Cream Parlors and have a visit from Jenni’s Ice Cream Truck. Book yours today! Call 912-713-7376.

Paint & Sew Personalized Dolls

Perfect party for ages 6 & older. Every guest leaves with their own handmade doll.

Learn more about all of Scribble’s BD party options here. 

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Open Studio Hours

Looking for something to do during the week with your little one? Drop by Scribble for some studio time! Mon-Fri, Drop In or Drop Off available during studio hours.

Drop off for ages 4 & older; Ages 4 & younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Just call 912-713-7376.

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

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah also offers open studio hours, private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more info, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Hilton Head/Bluffton classes: Dance Theatre of Harlem Master Class & ArtStart for preschoolers

September 27th, 2016

Dance Theatre of Harlem Savannah Hilton Head Is. Bluffton Dance Theatre of Harlem Master Class: Calling all dancers ages 12 and older with intermediate or advanced dance experience!

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina mid-island on Hilton Head is hosting the acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem for two performances and a 90 minute master dance class.

The Master Class on Mon. Oct. 31 at 5:30PM will be taught by the company director, ballet master or a company member and emphasize focus, discipline and the classical technique practiced at Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Registration is now open for the class, which is $25. Register @ www.Artshhi.com/workshops.

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art classes for preschools Hilton Head Is. Savannah Bluffton Art classes for the preschooler & pre-K set

ArtStart: For the younger set, a series of visual arts workshops designed for kids ages 2-5 teaches color and shape recognition, how to use art tools, and a variety of other concepts allowing students to express themselves using an array of media and methods @ the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

These sessions will be on Tuesdays each week from Oct. 4-Nov. 1.

Visit www.Artshhi.com/workshops for information on these and other exciting workshops including a series of clay sessions and a family workshop this fall!

Visit www.Artshhi.com/workshops or call 843-686-3945, ext. 205.

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Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
843-686-3945, ext. 205
www.artshhi.com

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Registration now open for Frogwarts Harry-Potter inspired-event, Oct. 16

September 27th, 2016

Frogwarts Savannah Harry Potter 2016 Tickets are now available for Frogwarts annual Harry-Potter inspired event hosted by Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah.

Frogwarts is Sun. Oct. 16 2016, 11AM-3PM. Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical fall festival for a Harry Potter-themed day of fun

This year’s studies will incorporate STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) which helps encourage critical thinking, creative problem solving & experiential learning through each fun and engaging activity.

Guests are invited to arrive at Frogwarts School of Magic in costumes and will be assigned by the Sorting Hat into one of four houses: Croak, Hoppin, Ribbit or Slime.

Classes will include Wand Making, Potions, Symbology with Tails of the Lowcountry, Fortune Telling, Defense Against the Dark Arts: Glow-in-the-Dark Fun!, Care of Magical Creatures with Georgia Reptile Society, Herbology and an adventure through The Forbidden Forest in the Savannah Children’s Museum Maze. Visitors can also take a ride on the Frogwarts Express, our steam locomotive.

Tickets are limited, so pre-register for your chance to join the fun.

For tickets & registration, clink here. 

Some community partners will also be leading workshops, including Oatland Island with a quill writing activity, Oglethorpe Astronomical Association with an Astronomy lesson, Snapology with Harry Potter LEGO building, and Savannah Stage Company with a cast of some of our favorite Harry Potter characters. Leopold’s Ice Cream will be on site with their world famous sweet treats for event attendees.

This event is $12 per participant over 18 months old and pre-registration is required. Coastal Heritage Society members receive access to early registration, an express check-in line and priority boarding for the Frogwarts Express train ride.

A special thank you to Barnes & Noble at Oglethorpe Mall for
their generous donation of the complete Harry Potter book series. Raffle tickets to win this prize will be available for $1 at Frogwarts.

For info on how to become a CHS member, click here.

Fun for all ages
Sunday, Oct. 16 2016 @ Tricentennial Park, Savannah

For tickets & registration, clink here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah schools: Open Houses at St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island

September 26th, 2016

St. Andrew's School Savannah Open Houses 2016

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action.

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2016-17 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Thursday of each month
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

Open Houses
1st Tuesday of every month at 9AM

October 6

November 3

December 1

January 5

February 2

March 2

April 6

Call to make a reservation 912-897-4941 ext. 452

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, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

 

Maggie’s Morning School Barnyard BBQ, Oct. 11, Savannah

September 26th, 2016

Maggie's Morning School Savannah

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah first ever benefit night. You’re invited!

Featuring food, dancing, auction and much more! All proceeds to benefit Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah, which was named best Savannah childcare/daycare in Savannah Magazine and best preschool in Connect Savannah in 2016.

Tues. Oct. 11, 6-9PM
Red Gate Farms – Savannah’s Venue
136 Red Gate Farm Trl, Savannah, Georgia 31405
Tickets: www.mmsbenefit.com

Tickets can be purchased at the school (6610 Abercorn St) and they will be available on the school website: www.maggiesmorningschool.org starting Mon. Sept. 26.

Free childcare will be available at the school although parents will need to sign up by Fri. Oct. 7 and come by the school to fill out an emergency information form.

Funds raised will support our scholarship fund as well as other program enhancements.

Maggie’s is especially hoping alumni will attend. It should be a fun evening!

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Corporate & Business Sponsorships Available 

Now beginning their 35th year, Maggie’s Morning School is proud of their reputation as Savannah’s most beloved preschool. Maggie’s Morning School is widely known for their innovative and highly effective approach to early childhood education.

As of March 2015,  Maggie’s is a Georgia “Quality Rated” program, which identifies Maggie’s as one of the of highest-quality early childhood education programs in the state.

Sponsors: Despite being one of Savannah’s most esteemed nonprofit organizations, Maggie’s Morning School has never before offered corporate sponsorships or business partnerships, making this opportunity unique.

As a long-standing Savannah institution with a stellar reputation in the community, Maggie’s has much to offer their corporate sponsors.  Businesses who choose to partner with Maggie’s will enjoy the many benefits that come with being associated with the prestige and popularity that Maggie’s Morning School has worked so hard to achieve.

Contact (912) 352-8404 or email maggiesmorningschoolevents@gmail.com

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More about Maggie’s Morning School

Maggie’s Morning School  – named best Savannah childcare/daycare in Savannah Magazine and best preschool in Connect Savannah in 2016  – is a private, nonprofit preschool for children 18 months to four years old including Pre-K.

With half-and full-day programs, Maggie’s Morning School has become a beloved preschool since Maggie Smith started it in 1982.

Learn more about Maggie’s Morning School here. 

Come visit and see why Maggie’s is called “The Creative Alternative”.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org, On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

 

After-School Fall 2016 Junior Golf clinics @ The Club at Savannah Harbor

September 25th, 2016

Golf clinics for kids at The Club at Savannah Harbor

Bring your little ones out for some fun and education about the game of golf this Fall 2016 @ The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island, Savannah. 

Your child will learn about the game of golf as well as develop team, leadership and decision making qualities in a fun and safe team environment.

Open to the public! Sign up for one clinic or as many as you want.

Clinics include a snack after each session.

PGA Class A Professional Paul Killgallon will lead this journey.

Clinics are 4:30-6PM beginning on Sept. 27th every Tuesday afternoon until Christmas break 2016. The club’s final junior clinic will be our Year end Christmas party on December 13th. Clinics will cover the fundamentals of golf, rules, etiquette, short game, putting, bunker play, the full swing and on-course instruction.

Sign up for one clinic or many.

Cost is $30 per clinic and if you bring an additional junior you will receive an extra discount.

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240 or email paul.killgallon@westin.com.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, On Facebook here. 912.201.2240, email Golf.savannah@westin.comwww.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Pumpkin Patch Farms, Corn Mazes, Hayrides in Savannah 2016

September 24th, 2016

hayride-930x340Hayrides, corn cribs, corn mazes & more. It’s all part of the pumpkin patch farm tradition. While Savannah isn’t a pumpkin-growing climate, we’re thrilled that we have our fair share of agritourism here with various pumpkin patch farms near Savannah.

Here are some favorites:

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, barnyard. Grand opening for fall season 2016 is Oct. 1 Open every weekend Oct. 1-Oct. 30. Details here. 

Ottawa Farms Rodeo, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Ottawa Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze opens Oct. 8. Details here. 

Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races, farm activities. Holiday Farms is open from Oct. 1-31. Oct. 1 will be Military Appreciation Day. All active military will receive 50% off admission price with ID. Details here.  

FOR FALL FESTIVALS 2016 in Savannah, visit our Fall Fun Guide 2016 here. 

Savannah Food Truck Festival 2016

September 24th, 2016

Savannah Food Truck Festival 2016 Come support the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah at Memorial University Medical Center and celebrate the legalization of food trucks @ the Savannah Food Truck Festival 2016.

Sun. Oct. 9, 11AM – 8PM
Daffin Park
1301 E Victory Dr, Savannah 31404

-30 Food truck spots available
-FREE YOGA in the park at 10AM
-Beer
-Craft vendors
-Family Friendly
-Pet friendly with watering stations
-Local businesses
-Local Non profits

Live music

For sponsorship opportunities, food truck or craft vendor apps,
Please email: Admin@savfoodtruckassociation.com

Savannah schools: Open House @ Benedictine Military School, Nov. 6

September 23rd, 2016

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The best way to understand the atmosphere at Benedictine Military School in Savannah is to experience it first-hand.

You are encouraged you to take advantage of Benedictine’s different visitation programs including an upcoming Open House in November.

OPEN HOUSE

Held Nov. 6 2016, the Open House is the kick-off to the admissions process. All eighth-grade students and parents are encouraged to attend. Benedictine also invites fifth- through seventh-grade students.

Prospective families can meet the faculty, take a student-led campus tour and attend information–packed sessions on various aspects of the school.

Benedictine Military School Open House, Nov. 6, 2016 beginning at 2PM.

Founded in 1902, Benedictine Military School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory day school educating young men in grades 9-12.

Benedictine Military School
6502 Seawright Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 644-7000

Learn more about Benedictine Military School here.

Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406, tel: (912) 644-7000, On Facebook here. Follow Benedictine on twitter here.  Benedictine Military School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

You’re invited: Fall Festival 2016 @ St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Oct. 15

September 22nd, 2016

St. James Fall Festival 2016 Savannah Mark Your Calendar for St. James Catholic School Fall Festival 2016, which is open to the public.

Bring the kids to enjoy a zipline, obstacle course, twin spin, dixie cartwell, rock wall, jousting, inflatables, petting zoo, a new photo booth, award-winning BBQ @ St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406

Sat. Oct. 15
11AM – 3PM

Fun for the entire family.

Order all-inclusive bracelets and tickets by Fri. Oct. 7 for reduced pricing.

Pre-Purchase Reduced Prices:
All-Inclusive Wristbands -$23/each
Tickets – $10/12 tickets or $25/30 tickets

Questions? Please contact: Alyssa Harvey via email at lyssas18@msn.com or Alison Doan via email @ alison.doan@gmail.com

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More About St. James Catholic School

For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school or St. James Early Learning Center for ages 1-3 , visit www.sjcs-savannahga.org, call (912) 355-3132, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406, email christinawi@sjcs-savannahga.org, (912) 355-3132,  www.sjcs-savannahga.org On Facebook here.  St. James Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Free admission Oct. 1 & 2; 1st full wknd of each mth @ SCAD Museum of Art & other nearby museums

September 22nd, 2016

The first full weekend of each month means free weekend access to some of nearby museums through Bank of America’s Museums on Us program including the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah.

Free admission is for the adult cardholder only. Regular admission applies to children and additional guests.

Free  Bank of America Museum on Us 2016 dates are Oct. 1 & 2; Nov. 5 & 6; Dec. 3 & 4.

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Nearby participating museums include:

Savannah

SCAD Museum of Art
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: Noon-5PM
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah 31401

Weekend Getaway to Columbia SCColumbia

EdVenture Childrens Museum
9AM-5PM daily
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(See our list of Things To Do in Columbia, SC With Kids by clicking here. )

Jacksonville

The Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville (MOSH), Fla.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fla

Atlanta-area

Atlanta History Center
High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville

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Who is eligible?

To qualify for Museums on Us, you must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card customer. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

When is it available?

With qualifying identification, customers can enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.

For a full list of participating museums, please visit the Museums on Us site.

Brain & Brawn 5K combines running & STEM activities, Savannah

September 22nd, 2016

Brain & Brawn 5K & STEM Challenge Savannah

Brain & Brawn 5K & 5K Challenge 2016 for All Ages, Savannah 

Join the Society of Women Engineers Oct. 1 2016 for the Brain & Brawn 5K & 5K Challenge, mixing fun, family, science and exercise for everyone to enjoy.

If you don’t want to just run a 5K, then sign up for our 5K Challenge to put your brain and your legs to the test.

Each participant in the 5K Challenge must complete 6 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related activities along the course.

All ages welcome!

You can run, skip, walk, or crawl. Organizers promise you will have a great time and learn some cool things along the way.

Register here.

Autumn GardenFest @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

September 21st, 2016

GardenFest Coastal Botanical Gardens Savannah

Celebrate the end of the hot Southern summer by focusing on garden-related projects, themes and plants at Autumn Gardenfest @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden in Savannah.

Fall (especially November) is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and many perennials in our region. Guest speakers this year will address bird migration, beekeeping and gardening for butterflies, among others, and garden-related items are sold on the Event Field by local vendors.

Fri. Oct. 21: Noon-4PM
Sat. Oct. 22: 9AM-3PM

Cost: $5 parking fee charged per vehicle.

Food for sale on Sat. Oct. 22 by Kay Heritage Big Bon Pizza food truck.

Throughout the day on Saturday, “Mosquito Patrol” educational program will help homeowners and children understand how to naturally control mosquitoes.

GardenFest 2016 activities for children include the following. Most classes are free but the fairy garden class will have a fee to participate.

9:30AM: Dragons & Damsels in the Roots & Shoots Classroom
Students will be read a story about dragonflies and damselflies and then make a dragonfly magnet to take home. Free
10:30AM: Fairy Garden Program in the Annex (Sandy Tyler)
Students will have the chance to see the micro world of fairy gardens and make one of their own. This is a fee-based class.
11:30AM: Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder in the Roots & Shoots Classroom
What do you get when you have a pine-cone, peanut butter and bird seed? A birdfeeder! Enjoy making this all natural bird feeder to take home. This WILL BE A MESSY CLASS so expect a bit of peanut butter on the shirt, in the hair, etc. Free
12:30PM: Butterfly Watching at the Pollinator Garden/or Sunflower House from Sprouts
Join Ms. Freya at the pollinator garden to talk about butterflies and watch them close-up with our binoculars. Free
1:30PM: Roots & Shoots in the Roots & Shoots Classroom
A garden favorite with students and teachers, join us in the classroom for Roots & Shoots, a class on the life-cycle of plants. Students will plant something to take home. Free

Most classes are free but the fairy garden class will have a fee to participate.

Learn more here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419.  http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Ear piercing now available by Savannah pediatricians @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

September 21st, 2016

Pediatric Associates of Savannah Ear Piercing Blomdahl Ear piercing is now available @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

The service is offered at the Waters Avenue location, 4600 Waters Ave. Savannah

Pediatricians Drs Diane Savage-Pedigo, Adria Wilkes & Brandy Gheesling will be doing the ear piercing.

Ear piercing will be done by appointment. Call 912-355-2462.

Ear piercing fees
$70 for both ears
$35 for one ear

Pediatric Associates of Savannah pediatricians will be using Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing, which is available only through physicians.

At the present time, ear piercing will only be offered to patients of Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Learn more here. 

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

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

Maternity, Newborn Photographers in Savannah: Belly to Baby special with Family Tides Photography

September 21st, 2016

Maternity Photographers Savannah Newborn

Belly to Baby portrait special with Family Tides Photography.

Family Tides Photography is offering a special way to capture memories of your pregnancy and your newborn.

Book your newborn session by Nov. 15 2016 and receive a $200 credit toward selections from your custom Maternity Portrait Session with Family Tides Photography.

See Family Tides Photography newborn gallery photos here. 

Contact Savannah photographer Nancy Hedtke, owner of Family Tides Photography, to set up a consult and take advantage of this maternity-newborn portrait special.
Family Tides Photography
912-650-0242
Email: nancy@familytidesphotography.com

Stay connected & updated about portrait sessions by following Family Tides Photography on Instagram here & liking their page on Facebook here.

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ArtStart, pottery, dance & more this Fall @ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

September 20th, 2016

Art Workshops Homeschool Hilton Head Island Homeschool families, here’s something perfect for you: two 5-week art classes, one for 2-5 year olds and another for 13 and older!

The younger set will enjoy lessons designed to help them develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity through visual arts, learning color and shape recognition, how to use art tools and visual art concepts as they explore an array of media and methods. (Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 10-11AM, must be accompanied by an adult.)

Students 13 and older will learn clay hand building techniques such as slab, pinch and coil to complete several functional works of art such as a bread basket, butter dish and pots. (Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 12 noon – 2pm.)

Both classes will be at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina mid-island on Hilton Head.

For details, contact Alana Adams (aadams@artshhi.com) or call 843-686-3945, ext. 205.

Information and registration online at www.artshhi.com/workshops.

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Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
843-686-3945, ext. 205
www.artshhi.com

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser