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Free summer reading performances/programs start June 1, Live Oak Public Library branches in Chatham, Effingham & Liberty counties

May 25th, 2018

free summer reading events programs kids Live Oak Public Libraries SavannahIt’s time to register for Live Oak Public Libraries summer reading program 2018.

Online registration opens May 25. All those fun kids’ summer reading programs at various branches begin June 1.

Kids from birth to 12th grade can read great books, participate in exciting activities and earn rewards and prizes

Register online here. Then drop by any Live Oak Public Library branch to pick up a summer reading log.

See the schedule of special FREE summer reading program featured artists (music, storytelling, puppet shows, dancing) here. 

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2018, Savannah

May 24th, 2018

U-pick blackberry picking Savannah

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2018 is now open through June @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours: Closed Thurs. May 24

U-pick blackberry fields are open:
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9AM-1PM
Saturdays 10AM-1PM
Tuesdays 10AM-1PM
Closed Sundays & Mondays

The fields will be closed June 2-June 4 and reopen at 10AM June 5.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit. Remember, blackberries do not further ripen once picked, so only focus on berries that fall/tug off the stem easily. If they’re still “glued on”, they’re sour and definitely not ready to pick.

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided.  Cash and credit card (debit cards as well if they have a major credit card symbol on them) are accepted.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your trip.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu,www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

$1 summer kids’ movies 2018, Savannah, Pooler & Bluffton

May 23rd, 2018

Summer Kids $1 Movies Savannah Pooler$1, $1.50 & $4 Kids’ Summer 2018 Movies

The schedule is out for Summer 2018 weekday morning kids’ movies in Savannah, Pooler & Bluffton. See the movie schedule here. 

(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) Taekwondo Action Full-Day Camp for ages 7-14

May 23rd, 2018

Taekwondo Summer Camp Savannah 2018

 

The Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts (KATMA) offers a full-day Savannah summer camp where you child can both learn & have fun.

Taekwondo Action Summer CampThe Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts in Savannah is for ages 7-14. Camp is Monday-Friday, 9AM-3PM.

No martial arts experience required.

Register your child online here. 

Early Drop off 8AM and late pick-up until 4:30PM
Camp Fees: Quarter Day – $155 per week* or $45 per day

Camp Location: Kombative Academy of Tradition Martial Arts, 210 W. Victory Dr., Savannah, GA 31405
(formally the “Bike Link” Shop between Barnard and Jefferson streets).

Camp Dates & Weekly Themes:

Week 1 – June 4 – 8: Ninja Basics Week

Week 2 – June 11 – 15: Advance Ninja Week

Week 3 – June 18 – 22: Star Wars Week

Week 4 – June 25 – 29: Kung Fu Panda Week

Week 5 – July 9 – 13: Super Hero Week

Week 6 – July 16 – 20: Action Movie Week

Camper must bring a sack lunch and 2 snacks (no candy or soda please!)

For more information, please call (912) 495-8693

* a week is considered 5 continuous days Monday-Friday,not 5 individual days.

Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts
210 W. Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 495-8693

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(Savannah Dentists) Pooler Pediatric Dentistry for infants, children & adolescents

May 23rd, 2018

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry dentists pediatric Savannah

Summer appointments @ Pooler Pediatric Dentistry  are going, going…but not quite gone.

Call today to schedule: (912) 376-9296

Dr. Carla G. Stappenbeck is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Maryland and a certificate from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She is excited to be serving Chatham and the surrounding counties.

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry
120 Towne Center Drive, Suite 500
Pooler, GA 31322
912-376-9296
Email: frontdesk@poolerpd.com

Why choose a pediatric dentist versus a general dentist who treats children?

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Carla has an extra two years of specialized training (residency) after dental school and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years, including those with special health care needs. As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, she has voluntarily undergone vigorous written and oral exams, which demonstrate specialized knowledge and skill. In order to maintain her certification, she must complete yearly continuing education requirements to stay up-to-date with developments in both technology and patient care.

Dr. Carla is fluent in both English and Spanish (Se Habla Español).

Learn more here.

Stay connected by ‘liking’ Pooler Pediatric Dentistry on Facebook here. 

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Crossfit Hyperformance Summer Kids’ Classes, Savannah

May 23rd, 2018

CrossFit Savannah Kids

Below is a guest post from CrossFit Hyperformance in Savannah:

Let’s Jump!

All kids love to jump – up, down, and sideways. (Maybe off of something we as a parents would wish they wouldn’t).

Did you know that when it comes to skeletal development jumping is very important? Actually, the landing is even more important. When you land, a wave of impact is sent through the skeleton that signals bone cells to lay down more mineral deposit making them denser. Bones react according to the forces put on them.

Between the ages of 12-14 years old bone density is increasing at its fastest. That is a huge window of opportunity for pre-pubescent children to have a positive effect that will linger well into adulthood. To get the most benefit, the speed of loading (such as in jumping or bounding) is more important than slow or static loading (standing, walking, weightlifting). We call this rapid force changing impact loading – and it’s a part of every Crossfit Kids class. No external load needed; these activities are self-scaled by ability to reduce the risk of injury.

Impact loading activities are a priority for all age groups within Hyperformance Youth programs, for the benefits they provide the growing skeleton as well as the improvements they bring about in such physical skills as power, speed, and strength.

For more information on regular elementary-aged classes and mini-camps as well as Middle and High School Strength and Conditioning in Savannah, visit www.crossfithp.com

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email crossfithp@gmail.com, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) Camp Moon River Summer Camp @ Savannah Country Day School

May 21st, 2018

Camp Moon River Savannah Country Day

There’s a new, exciting summer camp in Savannah that provides a meaningful summer experience for campers, filled with good friends & personal growth.

Camp Moon River Summer Camp @ Savannah Country Day School is a traditional-style summer day camp with an “overnight feel” for rising PK – 8th-grade children. (extended care offered).

Your child will get the benefit of an overnight-camp atmosphere packaged into the convenience & affordability of a local day camp.

CMR will better serve the needs of families by offering a full-day (8:30AM-4:30PM) program with optional extended care. Campers of all ages (PK-8th grade) will have a blast while making friends, learning compassionate leadership & what it means to be part of a camp community.

CMR emphasizes the importance of good sportsmanship, self-respect, trying new things & most importantly, having fun.

Register for Camp Moon River & other Savannah Country Day School Summer Camps today here. 

Camp Moon River
824 Stillwood Drive
Savannah, GA
912.961.8859
Email campmoonriver@savcds.org

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(Savannah private schools) Tour Blessed Sacrament School

May 21st, 2018

Savannah private Catholic Schools Blessed Sacrament

Enrollment for 2018-19 is open @ Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah.

Schedule your tour of this pre-K through 8th grade school. See Blessed Sacrament’s new, state of the art science lab, art room, media center, music center, new lecture hall and new gym. BSS has what your child needs to go confidently into the future.

Email for more information: info@bss-savannah.org or call 912-356-6987.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament – a pre-K through 8th grade school – here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, www.bss-savannah.org, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Learn more about Au Pair live-in child care @ Wilmington Is. Farmers’ Market, Savannah

May 17th, 2018

Au Pair live-in nanny childcare Savannah Hilton Head Au Pair in America will be at the Wilmington Island Farmer’s Market, Sat. June 2 2018. Come by to meet Au Pairs from South Africa, Brazil, and Thailand and learn more about the most experienced live-in cultural childcare program.

Au Pair will also have Savannah Banana tickets available for an upcoming SOLD OUT game.

The non-profit works with more than 60 countries to bring international students over as caregivers, offering an affordable and flexible childcare experience. Host families gain peace of mind knowing their children are well loved while gaining a unique experience with cultural exchange.

For more information, visit www.aupairinameria.com or www.facebook.com/APIASAV/.

Use promo code: SAV for $300 off the program fee.

Wilmington Is. Farmer’s Market
9AM-1PM Sat. June 2 2018
Islands High School
170 Whitemarsh Island Road
Savannah, Ga. 31410

Giveaway: Free month of Kindermusik Savannah to two children with special needs.

May 17th, 2018

Kindermusik Savannah toddlers mommy & me

Two free Kindermusik Savannah scholarships available for the month of June – apply your child with special needs by May 31 by emailing info@kindermusikwith88keys.com or texting FREEJUNE to 912-432-5885.

Musical Playdates for ages 0-7

Kindermusik musical play dates this week- Wednesday 5/23 and Saturday 5/26 at 10am.

Open to ages 0-7.

Each child receives the class, an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a bonus gift valued at $10! Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com

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

(Free Savannah events) FREE Yoga For Kids @ Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens

May 17th, 2018

Free yoga for kids Savannah Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Free Yoga for Kids @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

No experience required.

Yoga classes are open to kids in grades 4th-12th. Classes are free but a medical release form & registration is required.

To register for Yoga for Kids, please complete the Georgia 4-H Medical Release Form available here and return to the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in-person or via email at coastalevents@uga.edu.

Classes will be 9:30-10:30AM  on:
Thurs. May 31 2018
Mon. June 4 2018
Thurs. June 7 2018
Mon. June 18 2018
Thurs. June 21 2018
Mon. June 25 2018

Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Rd.
Savannah, GA 31419

Savannah dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepting new patients

May 16th, 2018

Savannah dentists Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Krista @ Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah reminds you to schedule your child’s appointment during summer break while the kids are out of school.

The goal is for children age 1 to 18 to visit the dentist every six months.

At Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, patients receive Dogwood chapsticks, sunglasses and calendar magnets that are free to take on their appointment day.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts most insurance including the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna.

New patients being accepted.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

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Daily Beach Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle Talks & Seining @ Tybee Island Marine Science Center

May 15th, 2018

Tybee Island Beach Walks Marsh

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers daily Walks, Talks, & Treks programs: Sift ‘n’ Seine at 1PM; South Beach Walk at 2PM; Turtle Talk at 3PM; and Marsh Trek at 4PM.

Cost: All Walks, Talks, & Treks are $10 per person, $8 for science center members. Children ages 4 & younger are FREE! Program duration: 60 minutes.

You can register online at www.tybeemarinescience.org or stop by the center in person to sign up. Registration and payment are requested at least 30 minutes prior to program start time.

Sift ‘n’ Seine at 1PM

On the sift ‘n’ seine program, you’ll discover the marine life of the intertidal zone by pulling a 10 foot seine net through waist-deep water. Commonly caught organisms include pompanos, sea jellies, and crabs. After seining, you’ll explore the marine life of the sandy bottom by sifting various organisms from the wet sand on the beach. This program is recommended for participants ages 9 and older.

South Beach Walk at 2PM

South beach walks depart from the science center where you’ll join one of the marine science center’s knowledgeable marine science educators on a guided walk of Tybee’s south beach. Learn about the dynamics of Georgia’s barrier islands, the importance of the intertidal zone, the forces behind the waves, Tybee’s unique tidal surge, and the role that sand dunes perform in keeping Tybee protected.

Turtle Talk at 3PM

During the Turtle Talk, you’ll learn about anatomy and natural adaptations of sea turtles, discuss Tybee’s Sea Turtle Project conservation efforts, and get to meet the resident loggerhead sea turtle, Matthew. Based on program content, Turtle Talks are recommended for kids ages six and older.

Marsh Trek at 4PM

On a marsh trek, you’ll enjoy a hands-on exploration of Georgia’s salt marsh, searching the mud for fiddler crabs, snails, and more. Learn about adaptations necessary for survival in this environment, how the marsh functions as a nursery for many organisms, a filter for pollutants, and as an abundant food source. Please wear closed-toed, closed-heel shoes, such as rain boots or old tennis shoes (no flip flops or Crocs) and expect to get muddy. Marsh Treks meet off-site from the science center, on the north end of the island at Spanish Hammock. Directions are provided with paid program confirmation.

Register online for any of the above walks at www.tybeemarinescience.org

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
1509 Strand Ave. (Located off the 14th St parking lot, near the pier)
Tybee Is. GA 31328
912-786-5917
Open Daily 10AM-5PM

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Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Tiny Tots gym playtime @ Summit Gymnastics

May 14th, 2018

Summer Savannah 2018 events Tiny Tots Play Time Summit Gymnastics Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will continue through much of Summer 2018.

Tiny Tots Playtime is for children ages 5 & younger & their caregivers.

Kids can enjoy trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams & more.

Tiny Tots Playtime
9:30-11AM Tuesdays & Thursdays
Call ahead to confirm: 912.921.1034
$5 per child (Cash only)
For ages 5 & younger

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertise

Summer Speech Therapy @ The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Is., Savannah

May 14th, 2018

Speech Therapists Savannah Coastal Empire

Summer Speech Therapy

Summer is a great time for private speech therapy services!

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire on Wilmington Island is happy to help continue your child’s therapy progress through the school summer break. They are flexible with their time slots, making therapy convenient to busy families.

To make an appointment, please contact The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire: 912 235 2166

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2018) Summer Soccer Camp with Savannah United

May 10th, 2018

Savannah United Soccer Camps 2018 Savannah

Registration is open for SSA Savannah United Summer Soccer Camps 2018, designed for players of all skill levels.

Register online here.

SSA Savannah United Camp for  U8 through U14
Registration is open to U8 through U14 (born between 2011-2004) boys and girls. The
coaching staff includes regional and national collegiate coaches. Half-day and full day camp
options are available.
Date: June 4-8, 2018
Time: 9AM – Noon
Place: Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex
Cost: $125 Half-Day Camp (includes a camp T-shirt)

Date: June 4-8, 2018
Time: 9AM-3PM
Place: Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex
Cost: $200 Full Day Camp (includes a camp T-shirt and approximately 1 hour of swimming at the Aquatic Center at the end of the day) *Campers need to provide their own lunch.

Coerver Skills Camp
The Coever Skills Camp program is designed to provide extra training opportunities for Recreational and Academy/Select level players U9 through U17 (born between 2011-2001) with a focus based on ball mastery and technique. For more information visit
www.coerverga.com.
Date: June 18-22, 2018
Time: 9AM- Noon
Place: Ambuc Park
Cost: $150 (includes T-Shirt and certificate)

Micro Skills Camp
The Micro Skills Camp program is designed to provide extra training opportunities for Micro players U4 through U8 (born between 2014-2011) with a focus on ball mastery and technique.
Date: June 18-22, 2018
Time: 9- 11AM
Place: Ambuc Park
Cost: $100 (includes a Skills Camp jersey)

Elite Soccer Camp
The 13th annual SSA Chelsea FC Elite Camp is designed for players of all ages and levels to improve their soccer skills. The professional coaching staff is chosen carefully to enable different coaching methods and skills to be taught for the development and enjoyment of
every player.
Date: July 9-13, 2018
Time: 9AM-1PM
Place: Guy Minick Complex
Cost: $215 (before June 24) or $250 (after June 24)

Goalkeeper/Striker Camp
The Goalkeeper/Striker Camp is open to all soccer players from U8 through U19 (born between 2011-1999).
Strikers
The Strikers camp will guide players through different types of goal scoring opportunities and all actions that take place near the goal. This camp is open to any field player.
Goalkeepers
The Goalkeepers camp will focus on both technical aspects and tactical awareness for goalkeepers. This camp is open to experienced goalkeepers and any player interested in being a goalkeeper.
Date: July 23-27, 2018
Time: 9AM- noon
Place: Guy Minick Complex
Cost: $175 (includes a camp T-shirt)

Register online here.

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