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Weekend family/kids events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

April 28th, 2017

Find fun family-friendly things to do this weekend in Savannah & nearby in our EVENTS CALENDAR.




Want to get out of town? Find daytrips to do from Savannah here. 


Save the date: Matilda Jane Clothing introduces swim line @ trunk shows in Bluffton, Savannah

April 28th, 2017

Matilda Jane Trunk Shows Savannah Bluffton Hilton Head Swimsuits

Introducing Matilda Jane Clothing’s first ever swim line – just in time for beach season.

Picture darling ruffles, dainty prints & vintage-inspired details. Pieces for baby, girls, tween & women  – something for all ages.

Senior Team Leader Matilda Jane Clothing Robyn Shirley – serving Bluffton/Hilton Head Is. & the Savannah area – is looking forward to sharing this beautiful MJC swim line with you.

You’re invited to Robyn’s Matilda Jane Clothing trunk shows Monday May 1 2017, 10-1PM @ 11 Okatie Road in Bluffton or @ The Landings in Savannah Friday May 5, 10AM-Noon. Contact Robyn for more info via email robynS@matildajaneclothing.com or call 843-384-3842

Robyn is now booking trunk shows for those interested and is looking to add a trunk keeper to help her in Savannah.

To book a show in your area, email Robyn: robynS@matildajaneclothing.com or call 843-384-3842

Shop directly from Robyn’s personal MJC website here.  To get the inside scoop – request to join Robyn’s private Facebook group here.

Robyn Shirley, Matilda Jane Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, email RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com, tel: 843-384-3842, Robyn Shirley is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser


Preschool Openings for Summer & 2017-18 School Year @ JEA Preschool Savannah

April 26th, 2017

Limited Openings
JEA Preschool Savannah is pleased to announce openings for this summer and the 2017-2018 school year in this dynamic early childhood education program for toddlers through Pre-K.

Through the ALEF Fund, there is generous financial assistance available to children enrolled in JEA Preschool’s top notch, private Pre-K class. (Children entering this class must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017.)

Please contact Director Jodi Sadler to schedule a tour.
912-355-8111 – preschool@savj.org – 5111 Abercorn Street; Savannah, GA 31405

Don’t miss this opportunity to enroll your child in Savannah’s Quality Rated, premier early learning center!

JEA Preschool Savannah admits students of any race, color, national, racial or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Learn more about JEA Preschool Savannah & see photos by clicking here. 

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah: 3 Things All Kids Need When Working Out (and good for grown ups too)

April 26th, 2017

crossfit hyperformance kids classes savannah We all know there are many benefits of moving our bodies daily. Clarity of mind, stress relief, and a ton of feel-good hormones to name a few. Our kids are no different and in fact can benefit even more from exercise in some unexpected ways.

Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah shares the following 3 elements which are a part of every Crossfit Kids class because they are so important for development.

Hanging. Crossfit kids love to climb on ropes and hang on rings. This is their favorite part of class! Hanging is important whether it’s from monkey bars or tree limbs because it stabilizes the shoulder girdle. This leads to better posture and performance in school and improved motor skills. It also helps to prevent injury later when kids participate in throwing sports.

Jumping / Landing. This is the number one factor increasing bone density and will set your child up for stronger bones through out life. Cutting out soda isn’t bad either if you want to maintain bone density. This is fabulous for adults, too.

Inversion. Going up-side-down whether a cartwheel, roll, or learning a handstand helps to train the inner ear. Movements like these help increase coordination and make kids more aware of how their bodies move in space. Coordination and awareness leads to better sports performance and reduces injury.
Of course, all these elements are great for grown-ups too!

FREE kids’ trial class

Kids can attend one free trial class. From now until June 5 2017, classes meet on Wednesdays at 4PM and Saturdays at 10AM (no class this Sat. April 29).

Adults can attend a free 1-on-1 session by appointment. For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at www.crossfithp.com.

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Karate & Sword Camps @ Pooler Karate

April 26th, 2017

karate summer camp Pooler sword ninja Savannah Pooler Karate Summer Camp Martial Arts Carson Fortner's Pooler Karate

Carson Fortner’s Pooler Karate has been offering a variety of martial arts programs for all skills and all ages for seven years in Pooler.

Pooler Karate is a family-oriented martial arts school that offers programs to children and adults ages two and older.

Pooler Karate offers traditional American Tang Soo Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Krav Maga. They also offer martial arts to students who have special needs with their program called Special Kicks.

Carson Fortner (owner/Master Instructor) prides himself in his students and loves his karate family as his own.

Check out these camps Pooler Karate will offer during Summer 2017.

Sword Summer Camp @ Pooler Karate
110 Towne Center Drive – Pooler
July 10-July 14 2017
Snacks provided. Please provide a lunch for your child.

Basic Weapon Form, Weapon Form, Games, Water Park & More….
$199 for the week 10% Sibling Discount & BBC Members (there is a separate fee for a sword)
Option A. $25 Option B. $69 Option C. $199 (name included)

Surf Lagoon on Fri. July 14, campers ticket included. * Adult supervision will be required.


Karate Summer Camp @ Pooler Karate
110 Towne Center Drive – Pooler
June 19-June 23 2017
Snacks provided. Please provide your child with a lunch.

$199 for the week, 10% sibling discount & BBC Members
Surf Lagoon on Fri. June 24, campers ticket will be included. *Adult supervision required

Stay connected with Pooler Karate by liking them on Facebook here. 

Pooler Karate, 10 Towne Center Blvd #200, Pooler, GA, (912) 748-7111, email poolerkarate@gmail.com Pooler Karate is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Engineering Academy STEM Camp

April 25th, 2017

Savannah Engineering Academy Summer Camp 2017 STEM Attention parents of teens who are considering careers in engineering.

The May 8 2017 application deadline is quickly approaching for The 2017 Savannah Engineering Academy Summer STEM Camp.

The five-day summer program @ Armstrong State University is June 5-9 2017. It is for rising junior and senior high school students interested in math, science and engineering.

During this STEM 2017 summer camps, students will:

  • explore engineering through hands-on activities such as building LED flashlights, remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), and a water filter;
  • enjoy field trips such as a riverboat tour of the Savannah River to learn about harbor deepening, river dredging, and local port activity;
  • visit to a local site development construction project
  • go on site visits to facilities including Gulfstream Aerospace, JCB, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography & more.

Students work with professional engineers from major engineering disciplines including civil, electrical, computer, aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, water resources, environmental, and ocean.

What an amazing opportunity to learn about engineering, inform decisions on a college major and strengthen their college application.

To participate, students must:

  • Be a rising junior or senior in high school
  • Provide a teacher recommendation
  • Have grades of 80% (3.0/4.0) or better in all math/engineering/science/technology classes

Applications available online here.
Application Deadline: Mon. May 8, 2017
No application fee. Only cost: $60 registration fee

For more information, email info@savannahengineeringacademy.net or visit www.savannahengineeringacademy.net

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Save Big on Disney: FREE Dining Is Here

April 25th, 2017

Disney Deals Travel Savannah Free Dining Two Sisters Travel

FREE DINING at Walt Disney World is now available for select dates this fall and winter. If you’ve been considering a Disney vacation, this popular promotion is a great way to save money.

Available dates are Aug. 21-Sept. 30; Nov. 14-20; Nov. 25-27; and Dec. 8-23. Free dining is being offered to guests for their entire length of stay as long as your arrival date is within the promotion dates.

FREE Dining Plans are available at select Walt Disney World Resorts and require a minimum 3-night stay with 2-day Magic Your Way ticket with Park Hopper or Water Park upgrade. Guests staying in a Value & Moderate Resorts will receive the Quick-Service Dining Plan and guests in Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts receive the Disney Dining Plan. You can even upgrade your dining plan by paying the cost difference between your complimentary plan and the plan you want. This is a very popular time to try out the Deluxe Dining Plan.

Availability is extremely limited, and dining reservations are already open for most of these dates, so let’s get your FREE DINING vacation package secured now!

Contact Two Sisters Travel now for your no-obligation vacation quote or details. And remember, Two Sisters’ travel planning services are 100% FREE.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel


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You’re invited: FREE Springpalooza this Sat. April 29, Savannah

April 24th, 2017

Free Spring Festival Savannah Compassion Christian Church

FREE Springpalooza 2017 @ Compassion Christian Church, Savannah

Compassion Christian Church is pulling out all the stops for a special Springpalooza event.

Bring your whole family for games, food, inflatables, music, a scavenger hunt and door prizes. Invite a friend to come with you. It’s going to be fun. And it’s all free!

Learn more here. 

10AM-Noon | Saturday, April 29
Compassion Christian Church’s Henderson Campus
55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419

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Free Family-Friendly “Tech Fest”, Bluffton

April 24th, 2017

Free events Savannah Bluffton The Don Ryan Center for Innovation in Bluffton will host the first-ever “Tech Fest” on May 18 featuring demo coding, robotics and animation plus food trucks.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will provide the community with an unprecedented look at the innovative teaching techniques happening today at local schools. Featuring:

* Robotics demonstrations
* Student project presentations
* Hands-on activities & demonstrations for kids & adults
* Unique, fun learning environment and a great way to encourage innovation in students.
* Networking opportunities with student innovators, entrepreneurs and some of the area’s most successful innovators and graduates of the DRCI Business Incubator Program

Tech Fest will gather the region’s innovators for an evening celebrating technology in the classroom — and beyond.

Tech Fest
Thurs. May 18 2017 5-7PM
Outdoors at the Don Ryan Center for Innovation’s temporary headquarters, located in Buckwalter Place, adjacent to the Bluffton Police Department.

Tech Fest will gather educators, and student innovators from the area’s schools, with presentations and demonstrations from Bluffton Elementary, McCracken Middle School, Cross Schools, River Ridge Academy, Bluffton High School and May River High School.

The event will feature students and their teachers showcasing the state-of-the-art technology and innovative teaching techniques being utilized in today’s classrooms and will give students the opportunity to present their groundbreaking projects.

Food trucks include It’s Only Fair, Downtown Curbside Kitchen and Joe Loves Lobster Rolls.

For more information about The Don Ryan Center for Innovation and Tech Fest, visit donryancenter.com

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: The Studio School offers drawing, painting, mixed media youth workshops

April 23rd, 2017

Summer Art Classes Camps Youth Kids Savannah The Studio School The Studio School, a small art school in downtown Savannah, is dedicated to the idea that to learn to draw (and paint) is to learn to see.

The Studio School offers multiple summer art workshops for youth by talented local artists who have experience as working artists and instructors.

From options such as authentic Japanese Washi Tape painting to basic drawing principles, mixed media with local Savannah finds to drawing animals, learning to paint and even tackling fine art masterpiece reproductions, the Studio School has got some great varied choices for youth, teens (and moms and dads too) that will kick up artistic creativity, knowledge, skills and self-confidence.

View The Studio School website here for current workshop selections.

The Studio School, www.thestudioschoolsavannah.com , email info@thestudioschoolsavannah.com, 912-596-3873, The Studio School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Parlor Blow Dry Bar Mommy & Me event, Savannah

April 21st, 2017

mommy & me event parlor blow dry bar

Y’all are going to love this.

A Mommy & Me event at Parlor Blow Dry Bar in Savannah that combines being pampered on a Friday afternoon just in time for the weekend with posh trunk shows and discounted portrait sessions. We love it.

Parlor Blow Dry Bar will host a Mommy & Me event in collaboration with Hilleary Photography on Fri. April 28.

Come enjoy hair styling, makeup application, trunk shows with Sara Jane’s Children’s Shop and Stella & Dot, a doll braid bar, and special discounted portrait sessions.

What a perfect afternoon with your mini-me or an ideal Mother’s Day Gift for a loved one.

Do not miss this.

Mommy & Me event
Fri. April 28
Parlor Blow Dry Bar – Savannah
5521 Abercorn St. #300, Savannah, 31405


About Parlor Blow Dry Bar, Savannah

At Parlor Blow Dry Bar, they make bad hair days—and the countless hours you’ve spent trying to avoid them—a thing of the past.

Get In. Get Gorgeous. Get Going.

5521 Abercorn St. #300
Savannah, GA 31405
On Facebook here.

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Early Bird Discount on Kids’ Pottery Camp

April 21st, 2017

savannah's clay spot pottery studio

Time is running out to take advantage of early bird discount for pottery camp at Savannah’s Clay Spot.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before May 1 2017 & receive a 15% discount. Click here to register

Savannah’s Clay Spot is a unique opportunity for children to work as actual artist in a professional ceramic studio. Each week young students will learn a variety of ceramic techniques.

Children will create on the potter’s wheel and use several hand building methods as they unleash their imaginations as they create wonderful works of art. Each camp will have an inspirational theme and will be different each week, giving the opportunity for children to be involved in multiple camps.

Each weekly camp will be Monday-Friday
$160 includes all supplies

Click here to register


Teen Pottery Class
Each class will meet once a week on Tuesdays, 2-5PM, 6 weeks
$160 includes all supplies
Session 1- May 24-June 28, Ages 11-16
Click here to register


Parent and Child Clay Class
Each class will meet once a week on Wednesdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm, 6 weeks
$140 for Parent and one Child, $160 for Parent and two children
includes all supplies
Session I- May 24-June 28, Ages 3-10
Session II- July 12-August 16, Ages 3-10
Click here to register



Enjoy a week at Scribble Art Studio’s Summer camp and keep creating with Savannah’s Clay Spot for a week of pottery camp and receive 20% off


Register before May 1 2017 & receive a 15% discount.

“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, www.savannahsclayspot.com, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-mail lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

April 21st, 2017

Free Family Days Jepson Center Telfair Museums Savannah

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers regular free Family Days, daily drop-in studio & a monthly art start program.

FREE Family Days

One Saturday Each Month from 1-4PM (unless otherwise noted)

Saturday, June 10

Free Family Day: Juneteenth
1-4pm, June 10, Jepson Center

Telfair Museums celebrates Juneteenth, the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, with a presentation of culture, storytelling, and dance at the Jepson Center. Enjoy storytelling by Jamal Toure and Queen Quet, and more. Artist demonstrations and hands-on activities will take place in the museum studios. Admission is free and open to the public.

207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Saturday Aug. 5

Free Family Day: William Wegman
1-4pm, Aug. 5, Jepson Center

Say goodbye to the “dog days” of summer and kick off the start of the school year with a family
day devoted to the art of William Wegman. Participate in gallery activities, make your own
altered photos and postcards, and find out more about Savannah dogs available for adoption.
Admission is free and open to the public.

207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401


Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Bond with your toddler this summer @ Kindermusik Savannah classes

April 20th, 2017

preschooler tots kids classes Savannah kindermusik Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano announces brand new May themes in all their weekly classes!

Two Kindermusik Monday classes for ages 0-5 meet at 10AM and 11AM and the new theme is “Playtime!” Tuesday’s 10AM class for ages 0-7 will begin “Around the Farm.”

Spend some quality time with your little one this summer in Kindermusik…where a good beginning never ends. First trial class is FREE!

April Musical Playdate for ages 0-7

There’s still room in Kindermusik’s last April playdate, this Saturday April 29 @ 10AM. The theme is “Home on the Range.” It’s all about cowboys. All children receive an instrument, 10 songs and a bonus gift at the end of class. Enroll online today.

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912-988-KEYS to join the fun.

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

Summer 2017: Water parks near Savannah opening for season in April, May

April 20th, 2017

Water Parks Near Savannah

Ready for lazy river, spray pads & tube slides?

Water park season is here.

The Pooler water park – Surf Lagoon – opened for the 2017 summer season in April for weekends only. Surf Lagoon will open daily starting Mon. May 22 until Aug. 7.

Other water parks that are within a daytrip from Savannah that open in May for the 2017 Summer Season include Splash in the Boro in Statesboro, Ga; Summer Waves on Jekyll Island; and three water parks in Charleston, SC.

See the opening dates & schedules for the 2017 summer season for those water parks near Savannah here.


Kids’ Triathlons 2017 near Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

April 20th, 2017

Kids Triathlons Savannah Hilton Head Is. Statesboro Bluffton Like adult triathlons, kids’ triathlons incorporate three different disciplines, swimming, biking, and running – with adjustments being made to the distances in each race to suit kids.

Here are some upcoming 2017 kids’ triathlons near the Savannah area:

Splashy’s Youth Triathlon, Statesboro, GA
2PM Sun April 30, 2017
Splash in the Boro Waterpark & Family Aquatic Center
888 Hwy 24 East, Statesboro inside Mill Creek Regional Park

For boys and girls ages 7-15.
The race will be broken down into 3 age divisions: 7-9, 10-12 and 13-15 with adjustments being made to the distances in each race.

The swimming portion of the race will be held in the competition pool at Splash in the Boro, while both the biking and running races will be held inside Mill Creek Regional Park.

Ages 7-9: Swim 100 meters / Bike 2.1 miles / Run 1 mile
Ages 10-12: Swim 150 meters / Bike 3.5 miles / Run 1.5 miles
Ages 13-15: Swim 250 meters / Bike 4.9 miles / Run 2.5 miles

$25 before April 21, 2017
$35 for participants registered after April 21.
$5 discount for any additional siblings
Medals will be awarded for 1st through third place male and female divisions in each age group.

Register online at www.bullochrec.com until April 28 or at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation main office Mondays-Fridays from 8:30AM to 5:30PM until April 28. You may also register at Splash in the Boro during regular operating hours.

For more info, visit www.splashintheboro.com or call 912-489-3000.


TD BANK Kids’ Triathlon #1 & #2, Hilton Head Is., SC
Island Recreation Center, Hilton Head Island, SC

July 1, 2017 & Aug. 5 2017
9AM Start. Race day registration available for no extra fee.

Ages 4-6
Swim 25 Yds | Bike 0.5 Mi | Run 0.33 Mi
Ages 7-10
Swim 75 Yds | Bike 2 Mi | Run 1 Mi
Ages 11-14
Swim 125 Yds | Bike 3 Mi | Run 1.5 Mi

Learn more here.