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Labor Day Weekend Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

August 28th, 2014

Happy 3-day weekend! Check out all the kid-friendly Labor Day weekend events in Savannah & the Lowcountry by visiting our Events Calendar by clicking here .

Looking to get out of town for the day? Click here for our picks for 25 best daytrips from Savannah.

Madrac Farms Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze Open Oct. 2 for Fall 2014 Season, Effingham County

August 29th, 2014

Pumpkin Patches Corn Mazes near Savannah

Growing pumpkins in humid Coastal Georgia is challenging. But Madrac Farms in Effingham County is making it happen.

This October, come visit this real pumpkin patch & enjoy the 5-acre corn maze, hayrides & other fall fun at this Rincon farm on Ralph Rahn Rd.

Madrac Farms grows the Orange Bulldog pumpkin, a new variety of pumpkin developed by the University of Georgia, which is specifically designed to grow in South Georgia’s humid climate. The farm also has other test varieties of orange & white pumpkins. Learn more about Madrac Farms here.

Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze near Savannah

Farm Activities

Opening Thursday Oct. 2 2014 at 10 AM through Nov. 1. 10 AM-4 PM Thursdays; 10 AM-6 PM Fridays & Saturdays.

Petting farm
Feed goats, chickens, Hazel the pot-belly pig. Animal feed is .50 cents.

Big Slide & Bouncy House
New this year: the big slide. Enjoy zipping down this 13-foot wooden slide on a potato sack. Kids can go alone or have parents ride with them.

Pumpkin Pickin
Choose from red, brown, Cinderella, white or traditional Orange.

Hay Rides
With 2 hay rides running almost all the time, you’ll never have to wait in line! Take a 10 minute ride through the Georgia woods & you may see deer, hawks, squirrels, rabbits even snakes

Corn Maze
5 acres – not too big, not too small. Kids can see if they can beat their friends through the maze in record time. Just right for the little ones & bigger kids, too.

BIG Pumpkin
Weighing in at over 100 lbs this pumpkin is sure to be your number #1 destination for photos.

Admission

$7 per person ages 3-59.
Ages 2 & younger are FREE with paying adult.
60 & older qualify for a senior citizen discount at $5 per person.
Military discount applies for active & retired military & veterans with proper I.D. $2 discount for all military & their families.
This price includes admission only which covers all of the above farm activities including the corn maze & hayrides (except animal feed for .50 cents). Drinks, food, pumpkins are extra. You aren’t required to purchase a pumpkin.

Extra charge for pony rides, face painting & other activities from vendors at the farm.

Food & beverages for sale, but you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the farm’s picnic area.

Field Trips

Madrac Farms is now scheduling Field Trips for PUMPKIN PATCH 2014. Learn more here.
Discounted group rates do apply when you bring a certain amount of people to the farm during events.

Madrac Farms, 580 Ralph Rahn Rd Rincon, Ga. On Facebook here ,(912) 704-7651, email melissa@madracfarms.com www.madracfarms.com, Madrac Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Children’s Museum Open Labor Day, Sept 1; School Year Hours Start Aug. 31

August 29th, 2014

Savannah Children's Museum Open Labor Day Sept 1, School Year Hours Start 8/31Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum, will be open Labor Day, Mon. Sept. 1. 10 AM-4 PM.

Monday Sept. 1 programs include:
11 AM Family Fitness
1 PM Super Science
2 PM Awesome Art

Beginning August 31 2014, Savannah Children’s Museum will begin School Year Hours. Hours will be as follows, weather permitting:

Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday*-Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm
*On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including Labor Day), SCM will be open 10am-4pm.

The Ballet School Fall classes include Mommy & Me; Boys-Only program; & more, Savannah

August 28th, 2014

The Ballet School Savannah boys ballet classesThe Ballet School in Savannah offers classes for every age from “Tippy Toes” thru Adults.

This spacious, elegant studio in Piccadilly Square on Savannah’s Southside also has the largest ADULT and BOYS Program in the area.

Registration for Fall classes is under way. The Ballet School specializes in Classical Ballet & Traditional Character Dance. Pilates Barre Fusion, Tap, Jazz are also offered. To register, call 912.925.0903 or email theballetschool@comcast.net . Learn more here.

Special programs

Homeschool
More HOMESCHOOL classes are being created

“Mommy & Me”
8-week course Mommy & Me classes will begin Sept.9th. This fills quickly, don’t miss out

Boys’ program
Focuses on the aspects of training that are specific for the male dancer. While many of the technical requirements in ballet are the same among boys & girls, there are also those that are different for a male dancer, particularly athleticism. Classes will include strength training, injury prevention, anatomy and Pilates, Dance History & French terminology.
No dance experience required.
Details here.

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Early Dance Classes For Ages 2-5
Mommy and Me
“almost” 2-3 yrs
An eight-week program that is designed as an introduction to music and movement for the young, while accompanied by an adult. This morning class is filled with energy and full of fun for everyone.

Creative Movement 1
3 yrs
Creative Movement 1 expands a child’s creativity and coordination using music and dance in an enthusiatic environment, while maintaing structure and discipline. Our little ballerinas and danseurs attend this program one day per week.

Creative Movement 2
4 yrs
Creative Movement 2 cirriculum introduces children to primary steps, rhythm, and flexibility. This class also begins to introduce the French terminology used in Ballet.
This age group is able to participate in “Tiny Tap.”

Primary
5 yrs
This is the final level of the Children’s This class helps with body awareness, confidence, and positioning. This class prepares the young dancer for the upcoming years of technique and study.

Tiny Tap
4 yrs
Introduction to basic tap steps.

Details on all of the above here.

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Young Dancer for ages 5 & older

Ballet Preparatory Levels
Levels 1A – 3B
This is a crucial age for technical training.
Emphasis is on discipline, French terminology, correct positioning, musicality, flexibility, and strength. Standard barre and center work will be structured. Students at this level should be taking class twice a week.

Youth/Junior Jazz

Youth/Junior Tap

Youth and Junior Character Dance
Character dance is integral to much of classical ballet repertoire. It is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, normally from a European country and uses movements and dance which have been adapted for the theatre.

Details on all of the above here. 

The Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn Street, Suite 8, Piccadilly Square, Savannah, 31406 (912)925-0903, email theballetschool@comcast.net, www.theballetschoolsav.com  The Ballet School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Once Upon A Child’s Labor Day Wknd deal on fall fashions & Sept. 6 unveiling of Halloween costumes

August 27th, 2014

Halloween costumes Savannah Once Upon A Child Once Upon A Child Savannah has a deal for our readers!

Once Upon A Child’s email customers are receiving a coupon for 15% off their fall fashions (clothing & shoes) purchase this Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Sunday, & Monday).

Hint, hint: Join Once Upon A Child’s email list to receive coupons! If you mention  you saw this on Southernmamas.com and signed up for their email, they’ll also give you 15% discount off.  Sign up for their email here. 

Halloween costumes

Once Upon A Child is hosting a “spooktacular event – The Great Unveiling” of Halloween costumes on Saturday September 6, 2014.

Once Upon A Child is at 1100 Eisenhower Drive Savannah GA 31406. (intersection of Waters Ave & Eisenhower Drive – next to Eisenhower Cinema)

The store also has a new website layout, perfect for those of you interested in selling your children’s gently used items to Once Upon A Child. The web site has a short and very informative video with tips for selling items to Once Upon A Child. Click here. 

Onsies

Buy 10 Onsies, Save $5!
All day, everyday Once Upon A Child offers 10 for $10 Onsies. Buy 10 $1.50 onises and they’ll take $5 off
Their everyday “ONSIE DEAL” just got better: All ONSIES ($1.50) are now 50% OFF!

Once Upon A Child Savannah, 1100 Eisenhower Drive Eisenhower Square, Savannah, 31406 tel: 912-351-0555, http://www.onceuponachildsavannah.com/  Once Upon A Child Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Enter to win free pizza for a year from Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, Savannah

August 27th, 2014

Uncle Maddio's Savannah Consider this your Oktoberfest training.

Hold a beer stein at arms length for the longest amount of time & you can win free pizza FOR A YEAR @ Uncle Maddio’s official Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition this Friday, August 29 at 6:30 PM, Savannah.

Everyone loves pizza, but everyone loves pizza and beer better. So come show off your strength for your chance to win free pizza for a year.

And now you’re probably wondering how you can win free pizza for a year? The answer is simple. All you have to do is hold the beer steins at arms length for the longest time. How long can you last against your competitors?

Seems pretty simple doesn’t it?

Sign up at Uncle Maddio’s store today. And if you can’t make it in before Friday, visit Uncle Maddio’s Savannah Facebook page here & shoot them a message via on their FB page. Include your full name and email, and Uncle Maddio’s will get you signed up.

Amy Taylor will perform Friday night.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, 7805 Abercorn Street #2, Savannah, 31406, (912) 777-4479 emailabercorn@unclemaddios.com, On Facebook here.  Uncle Maddio’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Shark Tooth & Fossil Hunt for Kids with Beaufort’s Shark Tooth Fairy, Port Royal, Oct. 11

August 27th, 2014

FREE shark tooth hunt Oct. 11 Port Royal Beaufort

All kids growing up in the Savannah/Lowcountry area need to experience at least one shark tooth & fossil hunt with Beaufort’s famed Shark Tooth Fairy in Port Poyal, near Beaufort, S.C.

The Shark Tooth Fairy, Mike Harris, regularly invites kids to come to The Sands beach in Port Royal to look for shark teeth, Megalodon teeth and other fossilized finds. These kid-friendly hunts are held every couple of months throughout the year.

The next one is 11 AM Oct. 11. Free for kids 12 & younger. $5 for kids 13 & older. 

The Shark Tooth Fairy  spreads out over 100 pounds of shark teeth over the beach before kids arrive. Info on The Sands in Port Royal, S.C. near Beaufort here.

Read about The Shark Tooth Fairy & the public shark-tooth beach hunts by clicking here.

These beach hunts typically happen rain or shine. But stay updated about this Oct. 11 hunt & other future ones by ‘liking” the Shark Tooth Fairy & his pup Captain Morgan on Facebook here. 

(Make a day of it and pair your visit with a trip to the lighthouse at Hunting Island near Beaufort.  Info on Hunting Island here.)

Celebrate Oatland Is. Wildlife Center’s 40th Birthday w/ admission discount, kids’ activities, Aug. 31

August 27th, 2014

40th logoThis Sunday Aug. 31 2014 is Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s Birthday!

Bring the family to celebrate Oatland’s 40th Birthday, 10 AM-4 PM Aug. 31.

Admission will be 40% off.

There will be animal encounters, animal enrichment talks, birds of prey programs, birthday cake and more!

Call 912-395-1516 or click here for more information.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, 31410 tel: (912) 395-1212
http://www.oatlandisland.org

Drawing & Painting Classes for ages 11 & older @ The Studio School, Savannah

August 26th, 2014

Drawing Painting Classes in Savannah The Studio SchoolFall Drawing and Painting Classes at the Studio School in Savannah
Fall session runs September 15 through November 20 2014
Sign up now for multi-level drawing and painting classes for youth and adults taught by local artist, Melinda Borysevicz.

Stay connected by liking the Studio School on Facebook here. 

Class choices include:

Youth Drawing & Painting/Portfolio Prep (ages 11 & up),
Mondays and Thursdays 3:30-6pm

Adult Drawing and Painting
Thursdays 9:30-12
**Mentoring option available for this session. Bring your own projects and receive feedback and guidance as you work!

6-week Saturday Painting Intensive, Oct. 11-Nov 15 (ages 15 & up)
Saturdays 1:30- 4pm

6-week Portrait Painting, Oct. 14- Nov. 18 (ages 15 & up)
Tuesdays, 6- 8:30pm

5-week Figure Drawing (ages 16 & up)
Wednesdays 6-8:30pm, taught by guest instructor Karen Bradley.

More details here. 

The Studio School, 1319 Bull Street, Suite B Savannah, 31401, tel. (912) 484-6415, email melinda@thestudioschoolsavannah.com , http://thestudioschoolsavannah.com/home.html, The Studio School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Fall 2014: Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes around Savannah

August 26th, 2014

Fall kids activities pumpkin patches, hayrides

Yes we really are posting about pumpkin patch farms in August.

If all this late-August light has you hankering for a hayride, then read on. But if you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to summer, we understand. Our Fall Fun Guide 2014 will be ready when you are. Just click on the Fall Fun image in the slide show at the top of the site for information on pumpkin patches, hayrides, fall festivals, Halloween fun & more.

Meanwhile, here’s the 411 on pumpkin patches that you can visit during Fall 2014 in a daytrip from Savannah.

Poppell Farms in Odum near Jesup. It is roughly a 75 minute to 90 minute drive from Savannah, closer from Richmond Hill. The farm has so many activities including the all-time kid favorite crop hopper (giant outdoor trampoline), cow train, goat walk, bouncy houses, corn house, steer roping & more. Poppell Farms opens Oct. 4 2014 is open every weekend in October 2014 (Saturday & Sunday) Details here.

Holiday Farms about 1 hour away in Ridgeland, S.C. It has lots of activities – pig races, pretend to milk pretend cow, hayride, duck races, bouncy house, giant tricycle races, barnyard & more. Closed Sundays. Great fall field trip for churches, schools, daycares, scouts, etc. Details here.

We have visited both Poppell Farms & Holiday Farms several times over the years & highly recommend both!

Other farms to check out:

Madrac Farms in Effingham Co. has a corn maze & pick-your-own pumpkins.

Ottawa Farms in Bloomingdale has corn maze in Bloomingdale

Dempsey Farms in Beaufort, S.C. has pick-your-own pumpkins

FOR MORE FALL EVENTS, HAYRIDES, FARM TRIPS, HALLOWEEN FUN, CLICK HERE. 

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers two new educational programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers

August 25th, 2014

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two new fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
9:30-10:15am
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

September 18 – Ship-Shape
Explore the shapes that make up boats and ships in our Port City exhibition.

October 16 – Rolling on the River
Find yourself walking through a river of light and sound in the immersive Deep River installation.

November 20 – Peeking at Portraits
Get to know the people in our paintings in the Telfair Academy.

December 18 – Color/Contrast
Discover different ways colors are combined in abstract and representational works in Savannah Collects.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30am
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

September 18 – Water, Water Everywhere
Here in Savannah, water’s all around us. Join us as we look at paintings and photos of the Savannah River in Port City and explore what sinks or floats by creating your own sailboat.

October 16 – Dress Up, Dress Down
There are all sorts of reasons to play dress up – holidays, festivals, or just for fun. Come dance and move with costumes as we learn about masks and clothing from around the world in the ArtZeum, and make your own special headdress.

November 20 – Magic Touch
Art can be made out of all sorts of things – silver, plastic, wood, and so much more. Explore an eclectic mix of artwork in Savannah Collects and activate your sense of touch. Then use your own hands to create multi-media sculptures.

December 18 – Silver and Gold
These shiny metals aren’t just for jewelry. Take a walk with us to explore the various metals and materials used in sculptures around the museum. Then you‘ll create your own modified brass rubbings in silver and gold.

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above new programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE MOMMY & ME ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE. 

Save up to 30% at Walt Disney World this Fall with Two Sisters Travel

August 25th, 2014

Disney travel discounts holidays Halloween Disney has packed the calendar this fall and winter with tons of great special events & activities, and for a limited time you can save up to 30% when you stay at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

If you have a Disney villain fan, then Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a must! This is special event held select days in September and October.

Or maybe you want to spend the holidays at Disney? Starting in mid November you can enjoy tons of beautiful holiday decorations and special displays… the Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian is amazing!! Celebrate the meaning of the season with the Candlelight Processional. Or just enjoy the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Display! There’s something for everyone at the Merriest Place on Earth.

The discount offer is available at select Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts on stays October 4 – November 25, 2014 and November 29 – December 23, 2014.

Hurry, because availability is limited and advanced dining reservations are already open during these travel dates. Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel your no-obligation Disney vacation quote or call us at 843-284-3241 for details.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Registration is open for Early Goals Toddler Fall Soccer with Savannah United

August 25th, 2014

Early Goals Toddler Soccer Savannah Fall 2014Just a quick reminder that time is running out for your players to register for FALL Soccer 2014 with Savannah United. 

+ Savannah United’s Early Goals Program registrations opened today Aug. 25. Already 1 session option has players moving onto a waiting list. Spaces are going fast, don’t forget to register your toddler ASAP. For kids born between January 1, 2011 to March 1, 2012.

+ Savannah United will be releasing rosters for their U4, U6, U8 programs on Wednesday of this week. Although registrations don’t officially close until Sept. 1, they’re quickly running out of room to roster players. Savannah United may end up closing those registrations earlier than expected.

Register here. 

Micro volunteer coaches needed

Savannah United is in need of more micro volunteer coaches. If you are interested in coaching, or co-coaching a team, please contact Matt Pritchard at m.pritchard@savannahunited.com . Savannah United will provide everything you need for the season, including equipment and a curriculum to work from.

Group guitar lessons for ages 6-12, 13+; private guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, Savannah

August 25th, 2014

guitar lessons for kids children in Savannah Savannah School of Folk Music

Savannah School of Folk Music is offering beginner group guitar classes starting Monday, September 8 2014!

Classes are available for kids 6-12 and adults/teenagers 13 and up. Group classes are designed to be fun and relaxing and are perfect for students who want to play with others.

Savannah School of Folk Music takes the traditional approach of playing by ear and teaching only theory that is immediately useful for the student.

Private lessons are available now and are being offered for guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele and mandolin.

Visit SavannahSchoolofFolkMusic.org for pricing/scheduling information. Email SavannahSchoolofFolkMusic@gmail.com  for any additional questions.

Savannah School of Folk Music, 2421 Waters Ave, Savannah, 31404 (one block from Daffin Park) Email SavannahSchoolofFolkMusic@gmail.com to sign up for a class or schedule a lesson, www.savannahschooloffolkmusic.org Savannah School of Folk Music is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Win Free Shopping Pass @ Virtual Pajama Party with Coastal Kids Market upscale consignment sale, Savannah

August 25th, 2014

Coastal Kids Market virtual pajama party Attention parents planning to attend the upcoming Coastal Kids Market Fall/Winter 2014 Sale Sept. 11-13 in Pooler.

You’re invited to Coastal Kids Market Virtual Pajama party this Friday night, 9:15-10:15 PM Aug. 29. Details here.

Coastal Kids Market will have lots of prizes to give away in just one hour. Mark that you’re attending here and share this event to be entered to win the first prize – a volunteer shopping pass to Coastal Kids Market.

Sale hours

This popular seasonal consignment sale has a new exciting location at Savannah Festival Outlet Mall!

Wednesday, Sept 10th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Preview Party for volunteers and consignors ONLY*)
*Volunteer hour at 5:00pm & Charity Power 1/2 hour at 5:30pm)-details to come
Thursday, Sept 11th,6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (*Charity Hour 5:00 pm)
Friday, Sept 12th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 13th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (some items 50% off)

*Check out CKM website by clicking here for details on Preview Party for consignors and volunteers only.

How to consign with CKM

Go to the CKM website by clicking here and click on the registration tab for clear instructions on how to become a consignor.

Stay connected

Please check out CKM Facebook page here frequently as you want to make sure you don’t miss any big announcements and giveaways. Also, please hover over the “Liked” button and click “Show in News Feed” to help CKM posts show up in your news feed.

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FREE week of Kindermusik classes, Savannah, Sept. 1, 2

August 25th, 2014

Kindermusik banner option 2

Join Kindermusik Savannah next week as a sneak preview to their grand opening in their brand new location.

ALL KINDERMUSIK CLASSES NEXT WEEK OF SEPT. 1 WILL BE FREE!

Babies 0′s and 1′s will be offered Monday Sept 1 at 9:20am and Tuesday Sept 2 at 10:15am.
Toddlers 2′s and 3′s will be offered Monday Sept 1 at 10:15am and Tuesday Sept 2 at 9:20am.

Register for free classes: Even though the demo week classes are free, all children must enroll online so we can have am accurate head count.

To enroll, call 912-988-KEYS (5397)  or enroll online at www.88keysga.com and click on the Kindermusik link.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE SCAD ‘Night at the Museum’ & scavenger hunt museum tour, Savannah, Aug. 28

August 25th, 2014

free kids events Savannah SCAD

Experience SCAD’s own ‘Night at the Museum’ - free of charge.

Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m. @ the SCAD Museum of Art

Visit Savannah College of Art and Design’s cool museum on a hot summer night! Bring the family and enjoy a screening of the blockbuster movie “Night at the Museum” (rated PG), followed by a flashlight-guided scavenger hunt tour of the galleries.

Film begins 5:30 p.m.; tour begins 7:30 p.m.

The screening and tour are free and open to the public.

Tour space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up 5-5:30 p.m. at the museum front desk.

Galleries are open 5-8 p.m.

Email Melissa Messina, SCAD Museum of Art program manager, at mmessina@scad.edu for more information .

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FREE Family Stargazing Night, Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah, Aug. 30

August 25th, 2014

Don’t miss the FREE late summer family stargazing event @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) in Savannah: Gazing in the Garden!

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association invite you to a night of stargazing in the Garden Saturday Aug. 30 8-10 PM. Telescopes will be set up for observation, but you are welcome to bring your own. Free & open to the public.

Before the star-gazing, you’re also invited to a free showing of a classic science-fiction film “The Day of the Triffids” starting at 7:30 in the Annex educational building. Be prepared for less-than-ideal acting and effects in the movie, but know telescope views of the rising moon and stars await you on the Great Lawn.

Once the sun sets, join the group on the Great Lawn to gaze upward with the help of telescopes set up by the Association.  Feel free to bring food, lawn chairs. Alcoholic beverages, pets and tobacco products are prohibited

Free and open to the public. This is a great family event! More details here.

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

(Note: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” are hosted on the second Friday of each month by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail oaadir@kwbell.net.)

FREE Teddy Bear Campout @ Pooler Library + more family, after-school kids’ Live Oak library branches activities

August 24th, 2014

free family library events Back-to-school means back to free family & after-school activities @ the various Live Oak public library branches throughout Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF LIBRARY FAMILY OR AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

Highlights include:

Teddy Bear Campout at the Library
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Thursday, Sept. 4, 4p.m.
Bring your teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal for the campout storytime. After a few stories and songs, children of all ages can leave their stuffed animals at the library for a sleepover and then look for photos of their nighttime adventures at the library.

Baby Jamz
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Thursday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your family and friends as we crank up the tunes and boogie down in the library! A movement and music program, children and their caregivers get to play musical instruments, sing and dance together. Ages 0 to 4.

Homeschool Hangout
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1 p.m.
Homeschoolers ages 7 to 12 and their families are invited to this specially designed program on the first Tuesday of each month. This month will be an introduction to Scratch programming. Learn to code animations and build games.

Family Game Night
Tybee Library, 786-7733
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m.
The Tybee Library presents an evening for families to spend time together and play board games provided by the library. All ages.

Craft Extravaganza
Have fun creating crafts with family and friends. All ages.
Midway Library, 884-5742
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m.

Family Knitting Group
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Experienced knitters share their techniques and teach beginners and those working a socks project during this family style program. Ages 8 and up. To register and for information on supplies, call the Southwest Chatham Library Children’s Department at 925-8305.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. (Beginners)
Saturday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. (Socks Project)
Saturday, Sept. 13, Socks Project at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sep. 20, Socks Project at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, Socks Project at 11 a.m.

ARTattack!
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3 to 5 p.m.
Springfield Library, 754-3003
Thursday, Sept. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.
This drop-in program features projects based on the works of famous artists. Ages 5 and up.

Simple Science
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Monday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m.
Simple science activities for ages 8 to 14.

“My Little Pony” Party
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Monday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m.
Meet the ponies of Ponyville with fun stories, games and crafts. Ages 4 to 12.

FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF LIBRARY FAMILY OR AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

Fall dance classes @ Coastal Performing Arts Academy, Pooler & Springfield

August 22nd, 2014

Theater drama classes kids Pooler Coastal Performing Arts Academy

Give your star a chance to shine.

Coastal Performing Arts Academy offers dance classes in Pooler & Springfield.

Specializing in preschool dance curriculum, competition/performance companies and competitive hip hop crews. Classes offered for ages 2.5 & older. Call 912.656.1744.

Pooler: Click here for the Pooler Fall 2014 Schedule.

Springfield: Click here for the Springfield 2014 Fall Schedule.

Sign up for fall classes for Pooler and Springfield at Pooler Studio.

Coastal Performing Arts Academy, 107 Grand Central Blvd, Suite 202/203, The Shops at Godley Station, Pooler, 31322 tel: (912) 988-1521 email coastalperformingartsacademy@yahoo.com, www.coastalperformingartsacademy.com/ Coastal Performing Arts Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Baby & Me Yoga classes start Sept. 2 in Pooler

August 22nd, 2014

toddler infant mommy and me yoga Savannah Yoga Center

We often hear from Pooler parents who are upset that Pooler doesn’t have many organized activities for younger kids.

Which is why we’re thrilled to tell you that Savannah Yoga Center‘s new Pooler studio will start Baby & Me Yoga on Sept. 2.

Baby & Me Yoga classes in Pooler will be at 10am on Tuesdays starting Sept. 2
Age: precrawlers.
Instructor: Ann Carroll a Certified Labor Doula, Certified HypnoBirthing Teacher, and registered E-500 Registered Yoga Teacher with a special designation for pre and post natal yoga. She is honored to guide women during this empowered time of their life.

Savannah Yoga Center’s Savannah location already has two Baby and Me Yoga classes on Monday mornings: Toddlers & Me Yoga is 10-11:15 AM; Infant & Me (pre-crawlers) Yoga is 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Parent & Me Yoga Classes Mondays – Savannah

10 AM-11:15AM Toddlers & Me Yoga
11:30 AM-12:45PM Infant & Me (Pre-Crawlers)

Pregnancy Yoga-Savannah

Pregnancy Yoga Rolling Series (start anytime!)
Savannah, 6-7:15pm Thursdays Pregnancy Yoga Series (sign up online) Details here.

Pregnancy Yoga Workshops
Pooler Saturday 1-3 PM. Details here.
Sept. 20
Nov. 1

Details, Pricing & Registration for all of the above classes: www.savannahyoga.com (912) 232-2994

Savannah Yoga Center in Savannah & Pooler, 1319 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401 & 111 Canal St. #101, Pooler, GA 31322
Email info@savannahyoga.com (912) 232-2994, email savannahyoga@gmail.com , www.savannahyoga.com Savannah Yoga Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Date night? Guardian Angels Sitting Service is your go-to for babysitters in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Hilton Head Is./Bluffton

August 20th, 2014

Guardian Angels BabySitting Service Savannah Hilton Head Richmond Hill

Hiring a babysitter is now as easy as making dinner reservations – thanks to the Lowcountry’s Guardian Angels Sitting Service, LLC , a Babysitter, Petsitter and Elderly Companion Referral Agency that is bonded, licensed and insured.

Guardian Angels places highly qualified babysitters, pet sitters and elderly companions with families residing or vacationing anywhere in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and Charleston, South Carolina as well as Savannah, Richmond Hill, and the Greater Atlanta, Georgia area.

All of their Babysitters and Elderly Companions are responsible, reliable, and enjoy spending time with children and the elderly.

Please visit Guardian Angels Sitting Service online by clicking here to book a sitter today !

Guardian Angels Sitting Service, 877.470.4277, email SCinfo@guardianangelssittingservice.com, www.GuardianAngelsSittingService.com Guardian Angels is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Bacon Fest & Fireworks, Savannah River Street, Sept. 5-6

August 20th, 2014

Bacon Fest 2014 SavannahBACON FEST 2014 at Savannah’s Historic River Street

The inaugural event will take place on September 5 & 6 during September First Friday & Saturday weekend! Get ready because select local restaurants will be serving up their mouthwatering bacon creations all weekend long!

Bacon Fest will kick-off on Friday, September 5 from 4-10pm with First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30pm. The festivities will continue on Saturday, September 6 from 10am-10pm. Regional artisans will be set up along Rousakis Plaza displaying a variety of handmade works for bacon lovers & festival goers to browse through.

WHEN: September 5, 2014 – September 6, 2014 all-day
WHERE: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St., Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, 31401
Free & Open to the Public
Savannah Waterfront Association, 912.234.0295
The following restaurants will be dishing out their creations for bacon enthusiasts to enjoy:
Andaz Savannah
Baked by Rach
Bayou Café
Bub-Ba-Q
Chocolat by Adam Turoni
Crystal Beer Parlor
Short N Sweet
The Naked Dog/Repicci’s Italian Ice
Top Deck at Cotton Sail
Wet Willies
Wild Wing Café

First Fridays & Saturdays on the River take place each month from March-December.

FREE STEM Festival, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Sept. 20

August 20th, 2014

Free kids events Savannah Statesboro STEM Festival 2014 Georgia Southern

Bring the kids to celebrate Science, Engineering, Technology and Math at Georgia Southern University at STEM Festival 2014

This FREE fun-filled community event will be Sept. 20, 2014
10 AM – 4 PM

Nessmith-Lane Building
*847 Plant Drive on the Georgia Southern Campus

50+ Exploration stations will provide hands-on activities for children young and old. Activities appropriate for elementary, middle and high school will be available.

STEM Fest activities include:

See robotics in action
Learn how video games are created
Make ice-cream with liquid nitrogen
Blast off Alka-Seltzer rockets
Gaze at the stars in Georgia Southern’s Planetarium
Learn about Georgia Archaeology with the ArchaeoBus
Participate with NASA
Go on a mission with the Army
See competition awardees and their presentations
and much more

Free guest parking will be available in lot #32; bus parking available in lot C behind the Nessmith Lane building
Food will be available for purchase.

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University, (912) 478-2549, stem@georgiasouthern.edu

FOR MORE FREE KIDS’ EVENTS IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE.

FREE Astronomy Day & Gazing in the Garden @ Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah, Oct. 4

August 20th, 2014

Astronomy Day Savannah Astronomy Day & Gazing in the Garden @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Saturday, October 4, 2014
11 am to 4 pm
Free & Open to the Public

The Savannah area’s own Oglethorpe Astronomical Association will be at Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens in Savannah to excite you about the universe! As part of Astronomy Day, the Conference Center will become a portable planetarium. Visit a scale model of our solar system across the CGBG property. Find out how much you would weigh on Mars, and then see that change if you were living on Jupiter! Various kids activities will be taking place. Also take part in daytime sky-gazing!

For more information, call the office at (912) 921-5460.

Gazing in the Garden

Feel free to come back later that night for our popular quarterly event, “Gazing in the Garden.” Watch the 1950s classic sci-fi film followed by nighttime stargazing on the Great Lawn once the sun sets. This event also is free to the public. More about Gazing in the Garden here.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

(Note: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” are hosted on the second Friday of each month by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail oaadir@kwbell.net.)

Afterschool Fall 2014 activities in Savannah

August 20th, 2014

after school kids classes activities in Savannah LowcountrySoccer, art  & cartooning classes, pottery classes, youth orchestra, competitive cheer, theater classes – what will it be?

Find the after-school activity that your child will love on our after-school activities page.

Our SouthernMamas.com after-school activities page includes drawing & video game development classes @ Telfair’s Jepson Center; pottery classes @ Savannah’s Clay Spot; Star Wars Lego Art, Cartoon Drawing or Spooky Illustrations @ Scribble Art Studio; after-school theatre classes @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre; competitive cheer @ Savannah Sharks gym; fall soccer with Savannah United: after-school childcare with bus transportation from certain schools with Childcare Network.

See your children’s after-school options here.

Looking for childcare for your 3-year-old? Visit Childcare Network in Savannah

August 19th, 2014

Savannah Wilmington Island Childcare

Do you have a three year old or know someone that does?

Childcare Network in Savannah would love to introduce them to their wonderful threes class at Childcare Network on 7360 Hodgson Memorial Drive in Savannah. If you’re interested in a tour or information, you can call 912-662-0421.

Read below about Childcare Network’s teacher in the classroom and why they are so proud to show off their magical threes.

In addition to the HighReach Learning curriculum, the three year olds are introduced to many new activities that will help prepare them for Pre-K next year and success as they progress into Kindergarten.

Picture1Meet the Three’s teacher at this location, Ms. Shermia Stafford. Ms. Shermia, as she is affectionately called by her three-year old students, has worked with us for the past 13 years. She believes that each day is rewarding and strives to make every experience a teaching opportunity for her children. She takes advantage of her three-year olds’ energy and there is never a dull moment inside her classroom!

We love Ms. Shermia because she is truly proud of her students’ achievements and success in her classroom. She understands how impressionable her three-year olds are and she values her time spent with each child in her care. Childcare Network, and our parents, are always impressed by her connections she makes with the her students and are so happy she is part of our team!

Besides being a remarkable teacher, Ms. Shermia enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading novels, completing crossword puzzles and Pinterest crafting.

Childcare Network, 7360 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah 31406, 912-662-0421, http://www.childcarenetwork.com/metro/Savannah Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

City Church Savannah moves to The Savannah Theatre & is coming soon to Pooler

August 18th, 2014

Savannah family churches Pooler City Church Savannah Home to shows such as Jukebox!, Broadway on Bull Street, and Savannah Live, The Historic Savannah Theatre has remained an iconic landmark in downtown Savannah since it’s beginning in 1818.

City Church Savannah will start hosting their popular, energetic Sunday morning services at this historic downtown theater starting this Sun. Aug. 24. The Savannah Theatre service will be at 11:30 AM.

If you’re searching for a friendly, welcoming church that offers heartfelt, powerful worship & Bible-based teaching, then City Church of Savannah is for you. City Church of Savannah welcomes all kids infant through 5th grade in their nursery, pre-k, and school age programs at City Kids. Kids may be checked in as early as 30 minutes before service begins. Learn more about the church’s City Kids program here.

The theater is at 222 Bull St. Savannah, 31401.

City Church Pooler

City Church is also coming to Pooler at Highway 80 & I-95

Their Pooler location, opening Sunday September 7, will be at 200 Governor Treutlen Road Pooler, 31322

City Church services are open to the public. You don’t have to be members to attend.

For more information about City Church Savannah & City Church Pooler, click here.

City Church, 912-663-1520, email info@citychurchsavannah.com, http://citychurchsavannah.com/  City Church is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Fall art classes for children @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler

August 18th, 2014

afterschool children's classes at Scribble Art Studio Savannah Pooler

Star Wars Lego Art, Cartoon Drawing, Spooky Illustrations are just a few of the fall art classes offered for kids @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler.

Scribble has Classic Tales: Frozen class for ages 4 & older as well as Painting Basics, Portfolio Prep & Drawing Made Easy for the older kids & many more.

Scribble also offers Homeschool Art for ages 6 & older at both the Savannah & Pooler studios.

For the full schedule of classes & to register, click here. 

FOR MORE INFO, CLICK HERE.

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

Afterschool clay classes begin in September @ Savannah’s Clay Spot pottery studio

August 18th, 2014

after school art classes clay pottery kids Savannah Clay Spot
Afterschool 6-week Clay Classes start at the beginning of September 2014 at one of our favorite local studios for kids – Savannah’s Clay Spot.

afterschool kids classes pottery art Savannah Clay SpotPreschool Age, Mondays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept. 8-Oct.13
Kid’s with Clay, 6-10, 4:30-5:30pm, Sept. 7-Oct. 14
Parent and Child, 4:30-5:30pm, Sept. 8, Oct. 15
Teen Wheel Throwing, 4:30-5:30pm, Sept. 7-Oct. 9

New! Homeschool Clay Class
Elementary Age students, Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am, Sept. 5-Oct. 10

Register at www.savannahsclayspot.com
Contact: 912-509-4647 or email lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

“Like” Savannah’s Clay Spot on Facebook here to stay connected & to see the adorable creations kids make at this studio.

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 lisa@savannahsclayspot.com