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Weekend family events July 31-Aug. 2 for Savannah & the Lowcountry

July 30th, 2015

Weekend Family Activities for July 31-Aug. 2 2015 including details on Georgia’s Tax-Free Weekend in Savannah and beyond in our Events Calendar by clicking here .

SEE ALL THE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS BY VISITING OUR EVENTS CALENDAR HERE. 

Looking to get out of town for the day?  Click here for our picks for best daytrips from Savannah or visit our Best Daytrips from Savannah board on Pinterest here. 

FREE “I Love the 90s” Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Aug. 8

July 31st, 2015

Free Family Days Telfair Museums Savannah Aug. 8  Telfair Museums will host a Free Family Day inspired by the popular Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s exhibition on Sat. Aug. 8, 1-4 pm at the Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. in downtown Savannah.

Go back in time with Telfair Museums for this month’s 90s-themed Free Family Day celebrating the exhibition Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s.

Free Family Day guests can create their own temporary tattoos, participate in a gallery photo challenge, and listen to an acoustic music performance. Families also can enjoy a special movie screening about four pizza loving ninja turtles.

All Free Family Days are free and open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

FREE Family Day Schedule:

Movie Screening 1:30 – 3 pm
Jepson Center’s Neises Auditorium

90s Music Concert 3 – 4 pm
Jepson Center’s South Atrium

Telfair Museums Jepson Center, 207 W. York Street on Telfair Square, 912.790.8800, www.telfair.org Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE nature program starts Aug. 4 for ages 3-4 years old @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

July 30th, 2015

free preschooler program at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a “Young Explorers Club” starting in August 2015.

The free, hour-long monthly program for 3-4 year-olds. It starts at 10AM Tues. Aug. 4 2015

The programs will on the first Tuesday of every month at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (694 Beech Hill Lane Hardeeville, SC 29927).

Each month, a different animal or method of conservation will be highlighted. Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 30387 have designed the monthly programs as their service project for completing the Bronze Award. The themes are:

August – Spiders
September – Fish
October – Butterflies
November – Turkeys
December – Ducks
January – Bald Eagles
February – Lady Bugs
March – Plants
April – Recycle
May – Baby Birds
June – Alligators
July – Sea Turtles

Learn more here.

After School Art Club @ Scribble Art Studio in Pooler starts Aug. 31

July 29th, 2015

After-School Art Club at Pooler Scribble Art Studio

Scribble Art Studio in Pooler is offering something different for kids this upcoming school year: After-School Art Club.

A month long pass gets you unlimited studio time Monday-Friday 4-6pm. You can use it as much or as little as needed.

Kids ages 4 & older can do fun creative projects to keep them entertained Monday-Friday.

The program starts Aug. 31 2015.

Schedule includes:
Mixed Media Monday
Call All Animal Lovers Tuesday
Wonderful Sculpture Wednesday
Grab Bag Thursday (Teachers’ Choice)
Express Yourself Friday

Monthly Pass: $170. Discounts include 10% off for 2 months; 15% off for 3 months; 10% off for siblings.

To sign up call 912-713-7376 or visit thescribbleartstudio.com

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

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 email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Preschool searching? Open House Aug. 7 at Maggie’s Morning School, Savannah

July 28th, 2015

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning SchoolMaggie’s Morning School in Savannah is “The Creative Alternative”

Maggie’s Morning School is a NAEYC accredited and Quality Rated non-profit preschool, serving Savannah since 1982.

This beloved, centrally-located preschool provides an exceptional and unique learning environment in order to facilitate social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in each child.

Maggie’s currently has openings in their Preschool 3’s and 4’s class. Choose from 2, 3, or 5 half or full day options.

Maggies offer NACCRA fee assistance to military families, and participate in the CAPS program.

Come see all that Maggie’s has to offer at an Open House Friday, August 7 2015, 3 -5 p.m. School starts August 10.

Learn more & see photos of Maggie’s Morning School by liking the preschool on Facebook here. 

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

Exclusive Offer: Book a Disney Vacation. Get A Visit from Princess (or Prince) to Deliver the News

July 28th, 2015

enchant my party disney offer savannah Imagine the excitement of your little girl when the Snow Queen delivers the news of a Disney vacation. Or the thrill of Peter Pan inviting your family on an adventure.

For a limited time, Two Sisters Travel has partnered with Enchant My Party to offer an exclusive promotion for Savannah & Hilton Head area families. Book any qualifying Walt Disney World or Disney Cruise vacation package for travel in 2015 and your child will get a FREE visit from his or her favorite character to personally deliver the exciting news of the upcoming vacation.

And you can even save up to 25% off your resort stay this fall & winter, so now is the perfect time to start planning. Enjoy special events this fall like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and, of course, Walt Disney World transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth during the holidays.

 Hurry, this offer is only available for new bookings through August 31st. Get a no-obligation quote now or call 843-284-3241 for information.

 *Qualifying packages: Minimum 4-night Walt Disney World package with 4-day Ticket & Disney Dining Plan or Minimum 4-Night Sailing on any Disney Cruise Line itinerary for travel in 2015.

Tara McCoy of Two Sisters Travel is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

A few spots remain for 2015-16 school year at new Montessori preschool on Wilmington Island

July 27th, 2015

New Montessori Co-Op Preschool Savannah Wilmington Is.Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative E=mc2

Fall Enrollment Fair – Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative. Only a few spots remaining. Apply now for fall enrollment for 2015-16.

EMC2 is a parent cooperative AMI Montessori preschool, located on Wilmington Island, Savannah. For ages 2.5 to 5 years. Full-day program either partial week or full week.

Email for an enrollment packet info@explorersmontessori.org or online enrollment is available here.

EMC2 admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin.

School begins Sept. 1.

Stay connected by liking Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative on Facebook here. 

Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative EMC2, explorersmontessori.org, 51 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah, 31410, email info@explorersmontessori.org Explorers Montessori Coastal Co-Op is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah for back-to-school supplies

July 27th, 2015

Barnett Educational Supplies Savannah School Supplies

Instead of going to multiple stores searching for your all those required school supplies, make it one-stop shopping at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah. Barnett is celebrating 70 years of serving the Coastal Empire.

Store Hours:
M-F 9am – 7pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 1-5pm

(Closed Sundays in the months of April, May and June)

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Golf, spa & pool package available at The Club at Savannah Harbor

July 27th, 2015

Golf Deals Kids Classes Savannah Club at Savannah Harbor

The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island next to Westin Savannah offers a special Locals Links & Leisure Package that’s open to the public.

Play, Pamper, Relax! This special package includes a round of golf in the Club at Savannah Harbor’s championship 18 hole golf course, 1 day pool pass valid day of play & a voucher for $20 off one spa service for only $65 per person.

This deal is valid now through Friday Sept. 4.

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

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

Free ice cream social & party, Aug. 1, Savannah

July 27th, 2015

free ice cream social Howard Hand in Hand Savannah The Howard Hand In Hand Support Program For Children at St. Joseph’s/Candler invites you to a free an ice cream social and party Aug. 1.

All parents and children are invited.

The Howard Hand In Hand Support Program for Children helps kids who are facing the serious illness of a parent or loved one. The Aug. 1 party is a celebration to remind kids that they are not alone. Out of school, summer can be a tough time for kids facing difficult situations.

WHEN: 2-4 p.m., Saturday Aug. 1
WHERE: The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive (across the street from Candler Hospital)

THE DETAILS: Ice cream, train rides, live princesses and superheroes, face painting and all kinds of other fun. Come join the fun.

To learn more about the Howard Hand In Hand Program, visit www.sjchs.org/howard-hand-in-hand.

After-school childcare in Savannah: The Young Achiever’s Club with Childcare Network

July 27th, 2015

After-school childcare Savannah

Childcare Network’s four locations in the Savannah area – including in Pooler – offer a before & after school program called the Young Achiever’s Club.

School children ages 5 to 12 years old enjoy their ‘out of school’ time at Childcare Network’s Young Achiever’s Club. The program goal is to provide opportunities for them to explore, discover, and achieve their greatest potential by offering activities related to a monthly theme.

Young Achiever’s Club is a well rounded program that offers students daily experiences in math, science, language, and art as well as outdoor time to run and play. Students have the freedom to make choices about the activities they engage in (dramatic arts, construction, music, science discovery, creative expression, reading, homework, problem solving and games, or just relaxing).

Learn more here. 

After School Transportation & Safety

For the convenience of parents, Childcare Network provides safe transportation to and from local schools. Every Childcare Network driver completes a comprehensive driver training program before transporting the children to and from school. Each bus is equipped with child scan technology, which ensures that all children properly exit the bus.

Childcare Network has 3 Savannah locations & 1 Pooler location, www.childcarenetwork.com/metro/Savannah,  On Facebook here.   Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Stroller Strong Moms celebrates return of Friday fitness classes in Richmond Hill

July 26th, 2015

Friday Stroller Strong Moms Richmond Hill Classes Savannah

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah invites you to come celebrate the return of Friday yoga & stroller workout classes to Richmond Hill.

The celebration of the return of Friday classes will be Aug. 7 at JF Gregory Park and will jumpstart bringing back yoga classes twice a month and bringing back Friday stroller workout classes in Richmond Hill. There will be prizes, too.

Now Richmond Hill will have stroller workout classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and, starting Aug. 7, on Fridays. too.

Newcomers are welcome & the first class is free. 

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Stroller Strong Moms offers stroller workout classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill,  Pooler where you can get a rigorous workout with your child in tow.

See the complete class schedule here. 

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah also offers a (well-deserved) Moms & Dads’ Night Out, race of the month & playdates.

Weekly classes

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah at Forsyth Park, Savannah
9:30AM Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
1st visit free. From $7 per visit with 10 Class Pass pass

Stroller Strong Moms class at JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.
9:30AM Tuesdays & Thursdays &, starting Aug. 7, on Fridays
1st visit free. From $7 per visit with 10 Class Pass pass

Stroller Strong Moms class at Tom Triplett Park, Pooler.
9:30AM Tuesdays & Thursdays
1st visit free. From $7 per visit with 10 Class Pass pass

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com On Faceb

New parent & me Kindermusik Savannah classes start in August

July 26th, 2015

Kindermusik Savannah Early Music Classes ToddlersKindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano announces its new classes for August, beginning the week of August 3.

Babies 0’s and 1’s will begin “Busy Days” and toddlers 2’s and 3’s will begin “Time for Lunch”.

If you have a 4-7 year old child interested in afternoon classes, please email music@88keysga.com.

Also, join Kindermusik Savannah for their weekly Saturday morning “family class for ages 0-7!

First trial class is FREE!

To enroll, visit www.88keysga.com or call 912-988-KEYS (5397). All classes meet at their studio location in Bloomingdale.

Kindermusik…where music and learning play.

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

Discount registration code for Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk 2015, Savannah

July 25th, 2015

Tunnel to Towers Savannah 5K Discount Code 2015

2015 Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk in Savannah
Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
8AM Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

SouthernMamas.com Discount Code: When registering, enter the promo code is MAMAS to receive a discount of $5 off.

The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001, after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.

Honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty.

To register for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K run/walk in Savannah, click here. Children 6 & younger are FREE. When registering, enter the promo code is MAMAS to receive a discount of $5 off.

Your timing chip will be distributed with your packet at pickup.

Online registration ends Wed. Sept. 9 at 11:59PM.

Register now for fall after-school activities in Savannah

July 24th, 2015

after-school lessons sports Savannah

Get ready for Fall: Time to start registering for after-school kids’ classes & activities for Fall 2015. We’ll keep updating our after-school activities page with fun Savannah area classes & sports including:
* Make & Take Tuesdays Cooking Classes with Tummy Time Foods on Whitemarsh Island. All ages. Details here. 
Summit Gymnastics Tumbling & Recreational Gymnastics in Savannah for all ages. Details here. 
* Dance Classes at The Ballet School in Savannah for all ages. Details here. 
* Storm Soccer Academy soccer programs in Savannah for ages 4-7. Details here.
* Byrd’s Transported After-Care Martial Arts/Karate, Whitesmarsh Island. Details here. 
* Savannah United soccer programs in Savannah & nearby for ages 30 months to high school. Details here.
Please check our after-school events page regularly here for updates & additions for Fall 2015.

Live Interactive Butterflies Exhibit @ Savannah Mall until Aug. 2 2015

July 22nd, 2015

Butterflies Savannah Mall 2015

During Summer 2015, experience a live interactive butterfly house at the Savannah Mall, July 3-Aug. 2 2015. Admission is $3 per person and children 2 years-old and younger are free with the purchase of one paid admission.

After exploring the conservatory, everyone has the option to purchase an Adopt-a-butterfly kit to watch caterpillars grow and hatch into beautiful butterflies. For every kit sold, the Savannah Mall will be donating $1 to the benefit the animals at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. There will also be a free craft activity where kids can create their very own flapping wing butterfly.

The LIVE Butterfly Exhibit will be located in the Center Court of the Savannah Mall, from 10 am to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Learn more here. 

Two Ways To Enjoy The Butterflies Experience
#1 — Through a scheduled field trip!
#2 — With a GENERAL PUBLIC VISIT

About General Public Visits

Event hours: Monday-Saturday 10AM-8PM; Sunday noon-6PM.
When you arrive at the Butterflies! Exhibit, staff will greet you and help guide you through our three stations: The Butterfly House, the Life Cycle and Craft Area and the Shopping Station where Adopt-a-Butterfly kits are available.

Learn more here. 

FIELD TRIPS
Field Trip Cost: $4.00 per person
Field Trip General Info
Lunch Options
Schedule a Field Trip

For more information, visit www.adoptabutterfly.com.

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, www.savannahmall.com , 912-927-7467. The Savannah Mall is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.