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DoubleTree Hotel & Old Savannah Tours ghost trolley tour = Perfect Date Night or Girls’ Night Out

October 21st, 2014

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Spending an evening in Savannah’s historic district is always a treat.

But spending an evening in the historic district on a ghost trolley tour, followed by a night in a posh downtown hotel with views of the Savannah River & bridge, then waking to a breakfast that manages to be both decadent and healthy – well, that is downright divine.

We recently had the memorable experience of doing all that at DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Historic District. We were there as part of a special night for Savannah bloggers organized by DoubleTree & could not have had a better experience.

DoubleTree’s Spook, Slumber & Save package is the ideal date night staycation getaway for parents who really need a night off or for moms groups in need of a rockin’ moms’ night out. The hotel is right next to River Street & City Market.

DoubleTree Hotel Savannah Historic District Downtown Oh and did we mention, the ghost trolley tour does pick up and drop off at the hotel.

Think fun fall-themed drinks in DoubleTree’s hotel bar followed by truly spooky stories aboard the open-air Old Savannah Tours ghost trolley tour.  DoubleTree’s Spook, Slumber & Save package includes one tour ticket per person for the enticing two-hour ghost tour, overnight accommodations,  parking with complimentary valet service and a hot Southern breakfast each morning of your stay.

Our ghost tour guide – Savannah native Desiree – had an uncanny knack for sharing Savannah’s haunting lore in a way that made it both entertaining & educational. We crept down the stairs into the rum cellar of the Pirates’ House & really hoped for a ghost encounter while inside the “Infrared Room” at the Sorrel-Weed House, where you can watch eerie orbs on the four cameras located in the basement.

The ghost stories Desiree told & downtown haunted landmarks we visited were a welcome reminder of something all busy Savannah parents need to remember –  that we live in a remarkably rich city that is simply teeming with history and depth.

What better way to celebrate that than with a sweet Fall staycation in our very own downtown Savannah.

And with a warm DoubleTree by Hilton chocolate chip cookie!

Learn more about the Spook, Slumber & Save package here.

DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Historic District, 411 West Bay St., Savannah, 31401, 1-912-790-7000 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. 

Mommy & Me Relaxation Classes (Prenatal & Postpartum) @ Erigo, Savannah

October 21st, 2014

pregnancy yoga post-partum yoga fitness at Erigo Savannah mommy and me yoga Savannah Erigo Mommy & Me Relaxation Classes (Prenatal & Postpartum) @ Erigo in Savannah, the one-stop resource for expectant & new parents.

This class offers you the education needed to face the physical, mental and emotional changes of your body, mind and heart with poise and grace.

Classes are: 

10 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays @ Erigo, 5301 Paulsen St.

Lynn will guide you, and your child, through a variety of relaxation techniques leaving you feeling refreshed and reinvigorated to face the day. This class is open to expecting and new moms as well as those with small children (4 & younger).

Cost: $15 a session. If you’d prefer to pay for multiple classes at once you can purchase 6-sessions for $70 to be used within 2 months of purchase

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT OR SIGN UP FOR A CLASS, PLEASE CLICK HERE. 

Erigo – Savannah’s first and only boutique maternity firm – offers a wide variety of services, tailored specifically to each client’s needs. The fresh & welcoming spot is located in the heart of Savannah’s medical district at 5301 Paulsen St.

Services

The list below only begins to cover what Erigo can offer. Please click on any that interest you.

Lactation (Breastfeeding) consultation
Postpartum Care for Mom & Baby
Group Support Meetings for New & Expectant Parents
Birthing Preparation Classes
Parenting Classes
Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness Classes

To see more of what Erigo offers, please visit their Web site by clicking here. 

Connect with other parents

*FREE Expectant & New Parent Support Group, meets @ Erigo, 10-11:30 AM the 1st Tuesday of every month. Refreshments served. No RSVP necessary. Just show up! Details here.  

*New Mamas Club,  10 AM-Noon Fridays @ Erigo. Engaging activities for mom & baby including some light yoga. Detailshere. 

*Birthing & Newborn care, 6-8 PM Tuesdays @ Erigo. Details here.

Erigo, 5301 Paulsen St. Savannah. On Facebook here. Email info@erigosavannah.com (912) 544-6387,  erigosavannah.com  Erigo is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Kids’ Night on Haunted Pirate Ship, Savannah’s River Street, Oct. 30

October 21st, 2014

Haunted Pirate Ship Kids' Night Oct. 30 Savannah Halloween

Spanish tall ship El Galeón Andalucía will visit historic River Street on Oct. 24 – Nov. 2 2014 during its five-month tour of the east coast sponsored by the National Air, Sea & Space Foundation.

For Halloween, the ship will transform into a Haunted Pirate Ship. While most of the haunted ship events are for ages 18 & older, there will be a special Kids Night, Oct. 30, 6-9 PM when kids can tour the haunted pirate ship & trick or treat down River Street. 

The ship will also be open for public tours in its NON-haunted version from Oct. 24-Nov. 2.

The 170-foot, 500-ton ship is the only Galeón class vessel sailing today. Five of the seven decks will be available for the public to tour.

It carries an all-Spanish crew of 25 sailors, several of which will welcome visitors aboard when they tour this one-of-a-kind vessel.

El Galeón Andalucía was featured in the NBC series “Crossbones” starring John Malkovich as the legendary pirate Blackbeard which aired this summer.

Some more of the featured family events throughout the two week tall ship visit include:

* Tours of the ship – Oct. 24-Nov. 1.
* Blackbeard’s Treasure Hunt (through downtown Savannah) – Sat. Oct. 25
* Pre-Treat on River Street (with a family friendly Haunted Pirate Ship) –Thurs. Oct. 30
* Haunted Pirate Ship – the ship will pay homage to Savannah, one of the most haunted cities in America, when it is transformed into a haunted pirate ship Oct. 31. For ages 18 & older.

More info including tickets here.

FOR MORE HALLOWEEN KIDS EVENTS IN SAVANNAH CLICK HERE.

FREE Kindermusik Playdate @ Jewel Conservatory Theatre, Rincon, Oct. 24

October 21st, 2014

Kindermusik mommy and me music classes for toddlers infants SavannahKINDERMUSIK Playdates @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre, Rincon

Want to a new, fun way to meet other parents of pre-schoolers? Want your child to learn about music in an exciting new way? Come to the FREE monthly KINDERMUSIK Playdates @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre. It is the perfect introduction to music and theatre for your 1-4 year old.

JCT Friday Playdate Oct. 24 2014 @ 10 AM

The Jewel Conservatory Theatre, 6014 HWY 21 Suite E Rincon, Ga 31326, (912) 257-0671 email jewelconservatorytheatre@gmail.com,  www.jewelconservatory.com  The Jewel Conservatory Theatre is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

American Girl Doll Halloween Costume & Accessories kids’ art workshop, Savannah, Oct. 25

October 21st, 2014

American Doll Halloween Costume Art Workshop Savannah Don’t miss this Saturday’s Blick kids’ art workshop “American Girl Doll Halloween Costume and Accessories” plus mini pumpkin decorating in Savannah.

Workshop is 1-2:30pm. Cost: $25.

To register, please visit www.thescribbleartstudio.com!

Fill your child’s Saturdays with art @ Scribble Art Studio & Blick Art Materials Savannah Saturday Workshops @ Dick Blick Savannah, 318 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401. For ages 6 & older.  1-2:30 PM. Cost: $25.

See a complete list of workshops available here.

Last minute or same day sign ups please call 912-713-7376 to ensure workshop availability!

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers 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 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

Halloween Hike 2014 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, Oct. 24 & 25

October 20th, 2014

Halloween Fall 2014 kids events Savannah

Got those Halloween 2014 costumes yet?

One place you’re going to want to hit while in costume is the Halloween Hike @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center , one of our all time favorite annual kids’ events in Savannah! If you’ve never taken your little trick-or-treaters to this non-scary Halloween event, make sure this is the year you do so!

This year’s Halloween Hike will be 5-8 PM Oct. 24 & 25.

Walk with your trickster down Oatland’s friendly forest trail to meet and gather goodies from our friendly animal characters.

Let Mother Earth show you the way and sit with Mother Goose as she tells her favorite rhymes. Face painting, spooky crafts, and many more monstrous activities await your arrival. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Details here.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ HALLOWEEN & FALL EVENTS,  CLICK HERE. 

Red, White & Blue Hot Air Balloon Festival, Savannah, Nov. 1 & 2

October 20th, 2014

Red White & Blue Hot Air Balloon Festival 2014 Savannah Hunter Army Airfield See huge, hot air balloons at the “Red, White and Blue Balloon Festival 2014” Saturday, Nov. 1 & Sunday, Nov. 2  & trick or treat among the balloons the evening of Saturday Nov. 1 – all at the Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.

Festivities will include: Hot Air Balloons, Balloon glows, Bands, Tether Balloon Rides, Amusement Park, Bands, and food and drinks.

Admission: donation to the soldiers of Ft. Stewart and Hunter.

Each morning the hot air balloons will inflate at Hunter Army Air Field. Attendees are invited to walk among the six- and seven-story balloons as they inflate to offer tethered rides.

Among the balloons at the festival will be five special shaped balloons – a clown, the Purple People Eater, a skunk, Eddie Rickenbacker and Hagar the Horrible.

Festivities on the night of Sat. Nov. 1

On Saturday night Nov. 1, the balloons will return to the field for a balloon glow, where they will be tethered and their burners lit to create an awe-inspiring light show. Festivities also include comedians and music.

As an added treat, children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat between the glowing hot air balloons.

$5 balloon rides

Tethered balloon rides will be offered to allow the experience of flying in a hot air balloon while being tethered to the ground. The cost is $5 per person. Rides are limited to the first 400 people each morning.

For information & a schedule of events, click here or contact Randy Russell at 803.652.1181

Event hours

November 1, 2014

6:30 AM Gates Open
7:00 AM Hot Air Balloon Set Up
7:30 AM Balloons Inflate / Tether Rides
8:00 AM Music
10:00 AM Gates Close
4:00 PM Gates Re-Open / Music
5:00 PM Comic Bob Lauver
5:30 PM Tether Balloon Rides
6:00 PM Music
7:00 PM Balloon Glow / Pilot Costume Contest / Trick or Treat Between Balloons

November 2, 2014

6:30 AM Gates Open
7:00 AM Hot Air Balloon Set Up
7:30 AM Balloons Inflate / Tether Rides
8:00 AM Music
10:00 AM Gates Close

FREE Savannah Mall pre-showing of a hot-air balloon for festival

The Savannah Mall will display a Hot Air Balloon participating in the “Red, White and Blue Balloon Festival” on Thursday, Oct. 30 in the mall’s parking lot, 5-6 PM. at 14045 Abercorn St. There’s no charge to come & view the balloon.

The public is invited to get a close and personal view of the enormous airship. The Savannah Mall will announce the winner of the Facebook Free Balloon Ride Contest during the pre-showing activities.

Parents’ Night Out: Kids’ Campfire Cookout with Utopia in Savannah, Oct. 25

October 20th, 2014

Savannah Campfire Cookout: Parents Night Out

Frozen Slumber Party in Savannah

Here’s a chance to grab a date night with your sweetie (How about date night aboard an Old Savannah Tours ghost trolley tour?) while your kids enjoy a campfire cookout in Savannah.

Utopia, Ga. in Savannah invites your kids to take part a Campfire Cookout this Sat. Oct. 25

Campfire Cook-out – Oct. 25

Utopia is blending all things camp-out and fall festival in one awesome event! Perfect
opportunity for that much needed date night, parents, as the kids are
entertained at an evening of fun!
6 pm-10 pm. $20/participant. Please RSVP by 10/21/14

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In December, Utopia will host a Winter Wonderland Retreat Girls’ Slumber party featuring princess dress-up, cookie decorating  & of course, the movie ‘Frozen.’

For more information on all of the above events or to RSVP, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

Details below.

Winter Wonderland Retreat – Dec. 5 & 6

Girl’s Night Slumber Party!
Girls will bake & decorate cookies, become ice princesses, watch “Frozen” & so much more!
6 pm – 10 am. $30/participant. Please RSVP by 11/25/14

For more information on all of the above events or to RSVP, please email utopia.ga@gmail.com.

More info about Utopia here. 

Utopia, Ga. provides a range of unique skill development programs and in-home support services for families of children with and without diagnoses, such as ASD, SPD, ADD, ODD, LD, PDD-NOS, and other Behavioral and Developmental Issues. Utopia, 54 Rio Road, Savannah, 31419  www.utopiaga.us,  On Facebook here . Email utopia.ga@gmail.com. Tel: 912-224-0201 Utopia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Open House at St. James Catholic School, Savannah, Nov. 4

October 20th, 2014

Savannah private Schools open houses St James Catholic School

You’re invited to an Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  9:30 AM Tuesday Nov. 4 2014.

Come see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer! Stay connected & informed about St. James Catholic School by liking them on Facebook here.

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Open House 9:30 AM Tuesday Nov. 4 2014

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

Make an impact & read with Pulaski Elementary School students, Savannah, Oct. 28

October 20th, 2014

volunteers needed to help Savannah public schools Here’s a chance to give back to the families of our troops who serve us so well and make an impact on Savannah schools.

Join Michelle Nunn in a service project reading with children from Pulaski Elementary School. 45% of the children that attend Pulaski are children of active duty military members and civilians working on the base.

Date: Tuesday, October 28th
Time: 1-3:00 PM
Location:
Pulaski Elementary School
1001 Tibet Ave
Savannah GA
31419

Please make sure that if you plan to attend to RSVP by clicking here.