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You’re invited: Fairy Party for ages 4 & older with Enchant My Party, Nov. 8

September 14th, 2014

Fairy Party with Enchant My Party Savannah Ready for a Pixie perfect day?

Take a peak into Tinkerbell’s magical world “In the Hollow” on Nov. 8 2014 in Savannah

Tinkerbell, along with a couple of her fairy friends, will be hosting three one-hour-long pixie parties.

Cost per child is $20 and each party is limited to 18 children.

The crafts and games will be appropriate for ages 4+ please. Activities will include:
Meet and greet with Tink and her fairy friends
Fairy games and crafts
Interactive story time
A chance to see a real fairy garden!
Tinker Tea Party
A special gift for each child
Photographer on hand to capture the special moments.

Parties will be Nov. 8 at the Talahi Island Community Center at 532 Quarterman Drive, Savannah, GA 31410.

Session 1 10 AM-11 AM
Session 2 Noon-1 PM
Session 3 2 PM- 3PM

Each party will be limited to 18 children to allow quality time with the fairies. The crafts and games will be appropriate for ages 4+ please. Tickets are $20 for children. Parents do not need to purchase a ticket but are required to stay during the party.

These fairy parties are organized by Enchant My Party in Savannah , a children’s princess party business that sends costumed-princesses to homes or party spots to entertain at your child’s regal birthday party with storytelling; singing & dancing; crafts & games.

“Like” Enchant My Party on Facebook here.

Enchant My Party, www.enchantmyparty.com, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email enchantmyparty@gmail.com 
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Savannah Kindermusik playdate for you & your 0-7 year old, Sept. 23

September 14th, 2014

Kindermusik mommy and me music classes for toddlers infants SavannahJoin Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano next Tuesday the 23rd for the September monthly musical play date.

This month’s theme is “HEE HAW! A Trip to the Farm!”.

Join Kindermusik along with your 0-7 year old for a wonderful time exploring music and motion.

They’ll be visiting pigs, chicks, donkey and cows, as well as enjoying instruments, movement, stories and more.

All participants receive an instrument/prop, 10 Kindermusik songs, plus a BONUS gift at the end of class.

Play date will meet Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00am at 88 KEYS’ brand new location.

Enroll online today at www.88keysga.com (click on the Kindermusik link) or by calling 912.988.KEYS (5397). Siblings pay only $5. Enroll today, as spaces are limited.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.”

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

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics in Savannah, Richmond Hill offer Saturday Urgent Care hours; walk-ins welcome

September 12th, 2014

Pediatricians in Savannah, RIchmond Hill, Rincon

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics – Children don’t keep regular hours, so we are extending ours!

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Rincon 

The pediatricians at SouthCoast Health provide a comprehensive range of in-office & urgent emergency care focused fully on the child’s needs:
Immunizations
Annual Physicals
Screenings and Tests
Patient Education
Wellchild Visits

Saturday Urgent Care in Savannah, Richmond Hill

The Pediatric Department is happy to announce that not only do they offer Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care in Savannah 9 AM-Noon, but starting Sept. 6 2014, they will now offer Saturday Urgent Care hours from 9 AM-Noon at their Richmond Hill location! Walk ins welcomed.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations:
SAVANNAH
310 Eisenhower Drive, Building 16
912.303.3500
Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care hours; 9 AM-Noon.
www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics
On Facebook here. 

RICHMOND HILL
10055 Ford Avenue, Suite 4A
912.527.5352
Extended care: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-7:30 PM. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday Urgent Care hours: 9 AM-Noon. Walk-ins welcome
www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics
On Facebook here. 

RINCON
613 Towne Park Drive West, Suite 305
912.826.4866
www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics
On Facebook here.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics, SouthCoast Health Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Jewel Conservatory Theatre in Rincon offers FREE Carnegie Hall & Savannah Music Festival’s Musical Explorers program for ages 5-7

September 11th, 2014

Musical Explorers Program at Jewel Conservatory TheatreThe Carnegie Hall & Savannah Musical Festival program – Musical Explorers  – is coming to The Jewel Conservatory Theatre in Rincon.

Musical Explorers is an excellent program for 5-7 year olds that lasts from October to May. In the class, students will discover different types of local music, learn silly songs & discover instruments like piano & the recorder.

Participation in the program includes tickets to both the winter & spring Savannah Music Festival Concerts. Both concerts are experiential, meaning students will get to meet & sing along with singers that they will be learning about through the class!

As the first pilot effort affiliated with the program founded by the esteemed Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Savannah Music Festival has developed a new multimedia curriculum & course of study that includes December & May concert field trips for participating students.

Originally designed as a music education program that provides historical, cultural & geographical knowledge about the various communities of New York’s five boroughs, Musical Explorers has been adapted by Savannah Music Festival to apply similar lessons & learning practices to the Georgia coast & South Carolina Lowcountry.

The Jewel Conservatory Theatre in Rincon is so excited to be able to offer this exciting program to your kids. Classes will be 45 minutes long & will be at the theatre on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

Classes will run October 21st, 2014-May 12th, 2015, meeting on Tuesdays at 5 PM. Classes are free.

**There are some Tuesdays that the class will not meet due to holidays: November 25th,  December 23rd and 30th, January 13th**

In December, all participants will travel to downtown Savannah to see the McIntosh County Shouters, Jimmy Wolling Band & Kim Polote perform at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

In Spring of 2015, participating kids will see performances by Rebecca Flaherty, Huxsie Scott & Eric Culberson at Armstrong State University’s Fine Arts Auditorium.

To register your child, call 912-257-0671 or email jewelconservatorytheatre@gmail.com

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

Get first pick of kids’ winter coats, jackets, winter gear @ Once Upon A Child, Sept. 19-20, Savannah

September 11th, 2014

Halloween costumes Savannah Once Upon A Child

 

We know kids’ winter coats aren’t exactly on your mind during this warm September days. But they will need winter coats sooner than we’d like to believe.

Be prepared & save money.

Once Upon A Child Savannah will host their Coat Kick Off Event on Fri & Sat. Sept. 19 & 20.

Customers can get first pick from their huge selection of coats, jackets, hoodies & winter gear.

Remember: Once Upon A Child is currently accepting coats, jackets boots so bring in those outgrown kids items today & get cash on the spot.

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

Savannah Hope Affiliates offers therapy for children & adults including therapeutic art classes, music therapy, yoga for kids

September 10th, 2014

Therapeutic Art, Music Therapy Classes, Yoga for Anxiety  at Savannah Hope Affiliates

We’re thrilled to tell you about a new, much needed health service in Savannah: Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates in partnership with Hope Counseling Center in Savannah provides services & support to children & adults through an integrative approach to wellness. Offerings range from parent training in educational advocacy, counseling, Grief Recovery Method groups or one-on-one sessions, play therapy, music therapy, therapeutic art classes, yoga for anxiety reduction & nutrition consultations.

Their staff is fully licensed and/or certified in their prospective fields & strive to offer hope instilling, uniquely tailored treatment plans and/or life paths that allows each child, family, adult, and/or couple to develop & obtain their goals in a supportive environment.

Learn more about Savannah Hope Affiliates’ therapeutic classes, educational consulting, grief recovery & their team here. 

Learn more about Hope Counseling Center counseling services & their team here. 

Therapeutic Art Classes

Among the services & classes offered by Savannah Hope Affiliates is a therapeutic art class for children of all ages on Fridays after-school Oct. 3-Dec. 5, 3:45-4:45 PM.

Therapeutic art improves well-being and confidence in children. Classes are based on the premise that self-expression can be used to address emotional problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness. Children naturally communicate through art and play. Therapeutic art classes can give them a non-verbal way to face challenges.

Savannah Hope Affiliates is partnering with a SouthernMamas.com favorite kids’ spot – Scribble Art Studio – to offer a unique class, giving your child an opportunity to express themselves in a nurturing environment.

Class will run for eight weeks Oct. 3 to Dec. 5. No classes on Halloween October 31st or Thanksgiving break November 28th. Cost $275. Class size is limited to 6 children.

To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 or amcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Music Therapy

Music Therapy Classes will be held for ten weeks Wednesdays October 1 – December 3 from 3:45-4:30 (ages 6-9) and4:30-5:15 (ages 10-13). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 26. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 8 children. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Yoga for kids

Yoga Classes will be held for ten weeks Thursday October 2-December 4 from 4:45-5:45 ( ages 7-10) and (11-14). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 27th. Cost $125. Class size is limited to 5. Age groups will alternate every other week for a total of five classes each. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Grief Recovery for adults

Grief Recovery Group for Adults will be held for 10 weeks Tuesdays, September 30-December 9 from 7-9:00pm or Thursdays October 2-December 13 from 10-12:00. No classes during Thanksgiving break November 25 or 27. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 6 adults per class. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Savannah Hope Affiliates, 37 West Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201 Savannah, 31406, email amcglynn.sha@gmail.com, tel.912.201.3025, savhope.com

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers 2, 3 or 5 half or full days for Toddlers, Twos & Preschool 3′s and 4′s.

September 9th, 2014

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning School

Still striving to find the ideal preschool for this current school year or a FREE, quality state-funded pre-K program in Savannah for next year?

If so, you’ll be thrilled to learn about Maggie’s Morning School, a NAEYC accredited private, non-profit pre-school in Savannah. This popular, beloved well-established Savannah school offers hands-on learning & a child-centered approach that encourages exploration & independence through a well prepared environment.

Maggie’s currently has a limited number of openings in their toddler/young 2’s class (18 months by Sept 1 – young 2’s)  & in their preschool (3s & 4s) for the current 2014-15 school year. 

Come for a visit

Maggie’s Morning School has been serving Savannah for 33 years.The school has 2, 3, & 5 half day & full day programs for children 18 months (by Sept. 1) through age four, & the Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning Pre-Kindergarten program.

Maggie’s provides an exceptional & unique learning environment in order to facilitate social, emotional, physical & intellectual development in each child.

Please come visit the school. Maggie’s welcome giving tours any morning. Visit the school at 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405 & see why Maggie’s Morning School is  “The Creative Alternative!”

Mission

Maggie’s Morning School provides a developmentally appropriate, quality learning experience for a diverse student body in a safe, creative, & nurturing environment. The focus is on the social, emotional, physical & intellectual growth of each and every child through hands on activities & support by working together with families, well-trained teachers, & community resources.

Maggie’s offers NACCRA fee assistance for military families

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here.  Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065. Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Register today: Savannah Ballet School of Dance still has some class openings

September 9th, 2014

 

Savannah Ballet School of Dance Savannah Ballet School of Dance on Whitemarsh Island offers a range of classes in ballet, tap, jazz,  & creative movement for students from 2.5 years old to adult. Classes run through May 2015. Space is still available in some classes for the remainder of the school year

View Savannah Ballet School of Dance studio schedules here.

To register, click here.

Save the date for The Nutcracker in Savannah 2014

Recognized as the premiere dance company in Southeast Georgia, Savannah Ballet Theatre (the official company of Savannah Ballet School of Dance) is best known locally for its annual production of the perennial holiday favorite, The Nutcracker in Savannah. Using WWII-era Savannah as the backdrop, it is an event that has become a tradition for the community and one that honors the history and unique character of the region.

Friday, December 5th, 10 am & 12:30 pm(school matinees); Saturday, December 6th, 2pm & 8 pm

Lucas Theatre for the Performing Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah 31401.

Savannah Ballet School of Dance, Savannah Ballet Theatre

For tickets call 912.525.5050 or visit www.savannahboxoffice.com

Savannah Ballet Theatre/Savannah Ballet School of Dance, 115 Charlotte Dr Savannah, (912) 897-2102www.savannahballettheatre.org/ On Facebook here. Savannah Ballet Theatre is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Fall Fun Guide 2014 for Savannah & the Lowcountry

September 9th, 2014

Fall Festivals 2014 pumpkin patches hayrides corn mazes in Savannah Hilton Head Is. Visit the SouthernMamas.com Fall Fun 2014 Guide throughout the season by clicking here to find pumpkin patches, fall festivals, Halloween fun & more.

Here’s how to make the most of this beautiful season in the Lowcountry. This list will be updated throughout the season.

*Frogwarts Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Sept. 14. Details here. 

*FREE STEM Festival @ Georgia Southern University, Sept. 20. Details here.

*Farm Heritage Day (pig races etc) @ Hunter Cattle Co., Sept. 20. Details here. 

*Pin Point Seafood Festival, Sept. 20. Details here. 

*FREE Admission & Volunteer Projects @ Ga. State Parks, Sept. 27. Details here.

*FREE Admission to Fort Pulaski, Sept. 27. Details here.

*Madrac Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides every Thurs, Fri. & Sat. Oct. 2-Nov.1Details here. 

*Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides every weekend Oct. 4 – Nov. 2. Details here.

*Annual Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Forsyth Park, Oct. 4. Details here. 

*Live history lesson/true ghost story: Davenport House presents “Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah’s Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820.” For ages 8+. Friday & Saturday nights in October 2014. Details here. 

*FREE Beaufort Shrimp Festival, Oct. 3-4. Details here.

*FREE Family Day @ Jepson Center, Oct. 4. Details here.

*FREE Astronomy Day @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Oct. 4. Details here. 

*FREE Oktoberfest & Wiener Dog Races, Oct. 4. Details here. 

*FREE Picnic in the Park, Oct. 5. Details here.

*Savannah Greek Festival, Oct. 9-11. Details here.

*Kids’ Shark Tooth & Fossil Hunt, Beaufort Oct. 11. Details here.

*Tybee Pirate Festival & Parade, Oct. 9-12. Details here. 

*Free Talahi Is. Fall Festival, Oct. 19. Details here.

*Spanish tall ship El Galeón Andalucía on River Street Oct. 24-Nov. 2. Transforms into Haunted Pirate Ship near Halloween. Details here. 

*Haunted Trail @ Skidaway State Park, Oct. 24 & 25. Details here. 

*Halloween Hike @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Oct. 24 & 25. Details here. 

*Pumpkin Patch, Costume Contest, Oct. 24 @ Hilton Head Is. Details here. 

*Spookalicious Halloween festivities @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. Oct. 25. Details here. 

*Wag-O-Ween trick or treating for dogs, Savannah Oct. 25. Details here.

*Free Skidaway Marine Science Day, Oct. 25. Details here. 

*Fall-oween Family Fun Day & Trick-or-Treating in the campground @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Oct. 26. Details here. 

*Beaufort Heritage Days Celebration 2014, Nov. 6-8. Details here. 

*KiDS Rock Savannah, 1 mile run, Daffin Park, Nov. 9. Details here. 

*FREE Savannah Children’s Book Festival, Nov. 15. Details here. 

*Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Nov. 22. Details here.

Wag-O-Ween 2014: Trick or Treating for your dog in Savannah, Oct. 25

September 9th, 2014

Halloween 2014 Savannah Wag-o-Ween costume dogsTake Rover trick-or-treating during Savannah’s annual Wag-O-Ween 2014 event, which will be noon-5 PM Saturday Oct. 25 2014 in downtown Savannah.

Admission: $5 per adult
Benefiting: Dachshund Rescue of North America.

Trick or treating with your dog in costume or not. Buy the map & follow map through out the Historic District of Savannah. Over 100 business and restaurants participate in giving out dog treats. There are a plethora of restaurants on the map so you can take breaks with your dog.

Kid friendly event.

For more information, click here , call 912-234-3336 or email berthowoman@aol.com.

Buy maps at Canine Palace   2805 Bull St. 31401 (former home of Victory Feed & Seed)  $5 per person. Proceeds will go to Dachshund Rescue of North America.

FOR MORE LOCAL HALLOWEEN EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR FALL FUN GUIDE 2014 HERE.

Spanish tall ship El Galeon Andalucia to transform into Haunted Pirate Ship @ Savannah River Street

September 9th, 2014

EL GALEON ANDALUCIA Tall Ship in Savannah Oct 24- Nov. 2 2014 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.

The foundation also will invite school groups to the El Galeón for complimentary tours & the chance to participate in the “Future Explorers Education Program,” part of the nonprofit foundation’s mission to educate youth. Details here. 

For Halloween, the ship will transform into a Haunted Pirate Ship. Details below. 

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:
* 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 over Halloween weekend -Thurs. October 30 – Nov. 1
* Farewell to Blackbeard Pirate Brunch – Sun. Nov. 2

More info here. 

Ticket information & a more detailed schedule will be available soon at www.riverstreetsavannah.com,

FOR MORE HALLOWEEN KIDS EVENTS IN SAVANNAH CLICK HERE.

Pin Point Seafood Festival, Savannah, Sept. 20

September 9th, 2014

Pin Point Seafood Festival 2014

Pin Point Seafood Festival is a festival that highlights the great taste of seafood from the historical Pin Point community in Savannah.

Live music. All kinds of seafood.

$5 admission. $10 admission to the Pin Point Heritage Museum.

10 AM-8 PM Sat. Sept. 20 2014 @ 9992 Pinpoint Road.

Learn more here.

Pin Point Seafood Festival, 9992 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, Ga. 31406, (912) 596-8631

Consign with High Cotton Kids Fall/Winter 2014 Sale until September 21st, Savannah

September 8th, 2014

High Cotton Kids Spring 2014 consignment saleThere is still time to consign with Savannah’s BIGGEST children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – which is set for September 25-27 at a NEW CENTRAL LOCATION: 8110 White Bluff Road, former location of Thompson’s Sport Shop.

Consignor registration is OPEN through Sunday, September 21st! Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 60-70% of their sales! High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items High Cotton Kids accepts and does not accept click here.

This fall’s High Cotton Kids upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local retailers.

Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price!

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event is sponsored by the The Habersham School, Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Christine Hall Photography, Threads, and Baby Love. Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here.

 High Cotton Kids, http://www.highcottonkids.com/, 8110 White Bluff Rd. (the old Thompson’s Sporting Goods store, next to Zaxby’s), email  info@highcottonkids.com High Cotton Kids is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Holiday specials are here! Savannah, Richmond Hill baby & family portrait photographer

September 8th, 2014

Savannah Richmond Hill children family portrait photographers

This is going to be the year you plan ahead. Get things done in advance. No waiting until the last minute. This is going to be the year you get to enjoy the holidays with your kids. Not rush through them blindly trying to knock out that to-do list.

Yes, it really is time to start thinking about that time of the year again. Christmas is right around the corner. What better way to stay ahead on things than to get your holiday card portraits done early.

Richmond Hill photographer Julie Ann is offering a holiday card portrait $25 off special to help you stick to your worthy plan-ahead goal.

Julie Ann has an intimate session style, turning out unfussy photos that shine. Visit her Web site to see her gallery-worthy shots of newborns, children & families that will make you want to have her capture every detail of your little one’s life.

To schedule your session today, contact Julie at (912) 655-9497, email Julie@photographybyjulieanne.com, or visit her website at www.photographybyjulieanne.com  Julie Anne is also on Facebook so don’t forget to like her page  here to see all the great deals she offers each month.

Photography by Julie Anne,  email julie@photographybyjulieanne.com  (912) 655-9497, www.photographybyjulieanne.com ; On Facebook here.  Photography by Julie Anne is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

First Presbyterian Preschool, Savannah has openings for 2014-15 school year

September 8th, 2014

Savannah preschools First Presbyterian Preschool

First Presbyterian Preschool & Pre-K @ First Presbyterian Church of Savannah

520 Washington Ave.
Savannah 31405
912-351-0609

Offers a morning program 9 AM-1 PM in a loving, nurturing atmosphere for children ages 1 (walking) through 4. The school is open daily & parents may choose a two, three, or five day schedule. Limited spaces available for the 2014-15 school year.

For interested families, an optional Fun Bunch program is offered four days a week from 1-3 PM for children who are potty trained. Other optional enrichment classes may be offered after school for an additional charge for 3, 4, & 5 year olds, such as Spanish, soccer, ballet & more.

Learn more here. 

First Presbyterian Preschool, 520 Washington Ave., Savannah 31405, tel. 912.351.0609, http://fpcschool.com/ 

Unidentified respiratory virus likely to hit kids nationwide has already hit Georgia

September 8th, 2014


Spread the word: Handwashing. Handwashing. Handwashing. The way to possibly prevent your kids from getting this scary virus.

This below is from ABC News.

A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.

The disease hasn’t been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.

According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states — Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia — have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.

Learn more here. 

FIT4MOM opens additional stroller workout classes in Savannah; first class is free

September 7th, 2014

FIT4MOM Stroller Workout Classes in Savannah @ Daffin Park & Savannah Mall Savannah moms can’t get enough of FIT4MOM, the women’s fitness franchise for moms & mothers-to-be.

FIT4MOM is expanding with an additional class location in the Savannah area.

Erin Hanna, owner of FIT4MOM Savannah, says the program is unique & effective. Moms get to enjoy the multiple benefits of both fitness & family.

“I look forward to offering even more moms and mothers-to-be fitness opportunities. We are a friendly, laid-back group of moms, but we get an awesome workout as well,”said Hanna, who opened the Savannah FIT4MOM franchise in June 2014.

Join FIT4MOM Savannah for a great workout for all fitness levels & meet new friends.

FIT4MOM Stroller Workout Classes in Savannah Daffin Park class

The opening Daffin Park class will be Tues, Sept. 16 2014. There will be prizes, refreshments & surprises. Bring a yoga mat or towel & water & meet in front of Grayson Stadium at 9:15 am.

Class will start promptly at 9:30 until 10:30 am.

As always, first class is FREE!

Please visit savannah.fit4mom.com, to register for your FREE first class.

The new Daffin Park schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30-10:30 am.

Savannah Mall class 

FIT4MOM Savannah’s current location is the Savannah Mall. It is a great location to beat the heat, rain, or cold, but move around outside when the weather is nice. The Savannah Mall classes are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30-10:30 am.

FIT4MOM is a total fitness program for new moms that they can do with their babies. It includes power walking & intervals of body toning using exercise tubing & the stroller. Taught by nationally certified instructors, it’s a great workout for any level of exerciser.

In 60 minutes, you will get a total body workout improving your cardiovascular endurance, your strength & your flexibility. The classes are equally beneficial for babies as instructors will weave songs through the workout & incorporate activities to make it fun.

Connect with moms

In addition to the classes, FIT4MOM offers playgroups & mom’s night out, giving women an opportunity to socialize & further relationships.

For more information on FIT4MOM Savannah, please contact Erin Hanna at 843.368.1863 or email ErinHanna@Fit4Mom.com or visit savannah.fit4mom.com.

To further assist mothers in all aspects of their lives, FIT4MOM partners with Plum Organics™, LUNA®, lucy® and BOB®.

Fit4Mom in Savanah, Weekday class locations @ Savannah Mall & Daffin Park,  savannah.fit4mom.com, 843.368.1863 , email ErinHanna@Fit4Mom.com. Fit4Mom is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides every weekend Oct. 4 – Nov. 2

September 7th, 2014

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch corn maze hayrides Savannah Excited about the approaching pumpkin patch, hayride season yet?

We sure area! We especially look forward to our annual fall pilgrimage to Poppell Farms corn maze, pumpkin patch & more in Odum, Ga. near Jesup.

Check out Poppell Farms’ new attraction for their 2014 Fall Season: Jumping Pillow # 2. They’ve added another Jumping Pillow

Come join Poppell Farms every weekend Oct. 4 – Nov. 2.

For admission costs, directions or more information please visit the farm’s website www.poppellfarms.com , email popfarms1@windstream.net or call (912) 586-2215.

Poppell Farms grand opening for the 2014 Fall season is 10 AM-5 PM Saturday Oct. 4.

In honor of Paula Deen, the 2014 Poppell Farms corn maze features a likeness to Savannah’s ultimate Southern Mama. Paula Deen & her family will make a personal appearance at Poppell Farms on Oct. 5. You’re invited to visit the farm & meet her. Stay updated about what time she’ll be at the farm by following Poppell Farms on Facebook here.

Poppell Farms is open on Sundays, too, for those whose Saturdays are packed with kids’ sporting events.

Sat. Oct. 4-Sun. Nov. 2, 2014
10 AM-5 PM Saturdays
Noon-5 PM Sundays

Poppell Farms, email popfarms1@windstream.net , (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Take advantage of low vacation deposits now & plan getaway for next year

September 7th, 2014

Disney Cruise Deal Deals Two Sisters Travel Yes, summer is officially over & the kiddos are back in school, but it’s not too early to start planning your 2015 vacation.

Take advantage of low deposits on Disney packages, cruises, & even all-inclusive resorts & start planning your vacations now. Getaway during spring break or maybe you skipped a summer vacation this year & want to plan something big for 2015??

By planning early you’ll get best availability, plenty of time to make payments, & more time to brag to your friends that you’re going somewhere fabulous! And with Two Sisters Travel you don’t have to worry about getting the best deal… they keep an eye on promotions/discounts & if something becomes available that will lower your package, they’ll automatically it for you!!

Disney Deals Two Sisters Travel helps busy families by handling all of the details, so all you need to do is pack your bags. They can even help you choose the best time of year to travel. And all of Two Sisters Travel concierge vacation planning services are absolutely FREE!

Get a no-obligation vacation quote online, or call us at 843-284-3241. They’d love to help your family plan a magical vacation!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

Tara McCoy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Mommy & Me music progam: Kindermusik Savannah has new classes & new location

September 7th, 2014

Kindermusik banner option 2

Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano invites you & your child to visit their newest location for music & motion classes!

September themes are “Bluebird Bluebird” for 0’s & 1’s meets Mondays at 9:20am. “Up in the Sky” for toddlers ages 2’s & 3’s meets Mondays at 10:15am.

Join anytime & try your first class for free! For more info., call 912.988.KEYS (5397) or visit www.88keysga.com.

To enroll, call 912-988-KEYS (5397)  or enroll online at www.88keysga.com & 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

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

September 7th, 2014

Figure drawing classes in Savannah at the studio school

 

Fall Drawing & 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:

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

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

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

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

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

Harry Potter fans can ride the Frogwarts Express to Savannah Children’s Museum, Sept. 14

September 5th, 2014

Frogwarts at Savannah Children's Museum

Wear your most magical robes and hats and join Savannah Children’s Museum for FROGWARTS, an exciting wizarding event on Sunday, September 14th 2014 from 5pm-7pm! More info here. 

Take a ride on the Frogwarts Express to Savannah Children’s Museum to be sorted into Houses at Frogwarts. After the SCM Sorting Hat has picked your House, all the wizards and witches will get take fun magical classes like Potions, Wand Making.

This year Frogwarts is adding all new classes.

The Frogwarts Express will board at Georgia State Railroad Museum from 5pm-6pm and take all the witches and wizards to Savannah Children’s Museum.

The train boards on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to arrive on time to get onboard!

Pricing for Frogwarts is $10 per person ages 18 mo. and older.

Pre-registration AND pre-payment are REQUIRED for this popular annual event. Space is limited. Be sure to register today.

Click here to register

Savannah Children’s Museum, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah 31401, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Savannah Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Schools & Preschools/Childcare Guide for Savannah & the Lowcountry

September 5th, 2014

Preschools Daycare, Childcare, Schools SavannahLooking for a quality preschool or child care for your child?

Visit our list of schools & preschools/childcare centers in the Greater Savannah/Lowcountry area by clicking here. 

If you know of a preschool or child care center not listed, please email the name & Web link to anne@southernmamas.com.

For more exposure, advertise your school, preschool or daycare facility on that special page as well as on SouthernMamas.com Web site; in our popular weekly e-letters & SouthernMamas.com Facebook page.

Email us at anne@southernmamas.com

Legacy Irish Dance Fall 2014 Classes in Savannah including FREE boys class

September 5th, 2014

Legacy Irish Dance Lessons Savannah Legacy Irish Dance is excited to announce their Fall 2014 classes in Savannah:

Boys Class – boys of any age or skill level (FREE!)
Mondays 4:00-4:30 PM

Tots –ages 2-4 ($35/mo)
Tuesdays 4:00-4:30 PM

Beginners –ages 4 & Up ($50/mo)
Tuesdays 5:00-5:45 PM

Classes also available for dancers of advanced skill levels.

For more information or to register,
Call: 912-484-7038 or
Email: legacyofthelowcountry@gmail.com

7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, GA

More info here. 

Legacy Irish Dance, 7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, 912-484-7038, www.legacyirishdance.com, email legacyofthelowcountry@gmail.com  On Facebook here  On Twitter here. 

FREE Skidaway Marine Science Day 2014, Savannah, Oct. 25

September 5th, 2014

Skidaway Marine Science Day 2014 FREE Savannah kids eventsSkidaway Marine Science Day in Savannah on October 25 2014 will feature a new sea turtle display.

A young loggerhead sea turtle named Rider will make its public debut at the University of Georgia Aquarium on Skidaway Is. on Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of Skidaway Marine Science Day.

This FREE annual campus-wide open house will be noon to 4 PM Sat. Oct. 25 on the campus of the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on the north end of Skidaway Island.

Rider was hatched in August  2013 on Wassaw Island. Rider was a straggler, meaning he did not successfully get out of his nest when he was hatched.

He was brought to the aquarium by the Caretta Research Project after being approved by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The staff at the aquarium has been caring for Rider for the past year, allowing him to grow large enough for public display.

FREE Educational Activities on Marine Science Day

Free kids’ activities on Marine Science Day include:

*Rider’s debut
*unveiling of a new gray whale exhibit and an expanded touch-tank activity.
*science talks, a reptile show, touch tanks and behind-the-scene tours of the aquarium.
*Tours of the 92-ft UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s Research Vessel Savannah & its science displays, including a display on the developing field of underwater robots.
* marine science exhibits
* hands-on science activities.
* displays & info on Georgia Coast marine life @ The UGA Shellfish Laboratory
* displays, demos & activities from a wide range of science, environmental and education groups, such as The Dolphin Project, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center & The Nature Conservancy

Children also will have an opportunity to help protect the marine environment by bagging oyster shells used for oyster reef restoration projects. Kids can also operate a remotely-operated-vehicle in a swimming pool and pick up objects from the bottom.

All activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day 2014 are free.

For additional information, call 912-598-2325, or click here.

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, On Facebook here, 10 Ocean Science Dr., Skidaway Is.,Savannah, GA 31411, (912) 598-2400,  http://www.skio.usg.edu

KiDS Rock Savannah 2014: 1 mile fun run, Daffin Park, Nov. 9

September 5th, 2014

Kids Rock Savannah 2014 1 mile fun run

Finishing a marathon is child’s play with KiDS ROCK Savannah – a one-mile fun run for children in grades K – 7. This non-competitive, non-timed event is all about having fun & making it to the finish line. Kindergarten distance is a half mile run.

Kids Rock 2014
Sunday, Nov. 9
Daffin Park in Savannah, GA
For race time, click here.
Run with your friends. Team Registration available! Read more here.

Participants can become full marathon finishers by completing a 25.2-mile training program prior to race day or they can just run, walk or jog the one-mile course on race day. Every child is a winner & will be rewarded with an official race number, T-shirt, goodie bag & colorful medal – just for finishing!

Associated with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & Relay, Nov. 8.
Learn more here.

FOR MORE SAVANNAH FALL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR FALL FUN GUIDE 2014 HERE. 

Newcomers welcome at Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah’s workout, Sept. 8

September 4th, 2014

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah Stroller Workout Forsyth Park

Looking for a way to get fit without having to find childcare?

Check out Stroller Strong Moms in Savannah.

Come to Stroller Strong Moms in Savannah’s Mama Ninja Warrior this Mon. Sept. 8, 9:30-10:30 AM in Forsyth Park. Newcomers are welcome & first class is free.

Prizes, giveaways  & potluck plus the ultimate honor being crowned the next Mama Ninja Warrior.

Pre-enroll for your first free class by clicking here.

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com On Facebook here. On Twitter herewww.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Sandbox Children’s Museum offers early learning series for ages 3-5, Hilton Head Is.

September 4th, 2014

Sandbox Children's Museum DIG program Hilton Head kids activities

Discover. Imagine. Grow.

COME D.I.G. at the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. TUESDAYS | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | SEPTEMBER 2014 THRU MAY 2015 starting Sept. 23 while school is in session. For ages 3-5. 

This weekly, 1-hour early learning series program is included in the admission fees to the museum.

The Discover. Imagine. Grow. (D.I.G) Outreach Program is a weekly early learning series aimed at children aged 3-5 years old, that promotes the development of language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being through engaged learning.

As part of the The Sandbox’s Community Early Learning Initiative (SCELI), the Discover. Imagine. Grow. (D.I.G) Outreach Program will encourage and guide young children to develop the foundation skills needed for their success in learning and in life through the guise of play and hands-on exploration. This program will complement the work being done by parents and caregivers and will include them in the learning process as well as provide ideas for them to continue to foster growth and curiosity outside the museum through Parent Connection Cards.

Some topics to be explored include “Your Five Senses”, “How’s The Weather?”, “Staying Healthy”, “Digging Up the Past”, “Counting, Organizing, Classifying”, “The World We Live In”, “Lets Get Creative”, and “Loving Literature”.

Please visit The Sandbox Website here for exact dates and topics or drop by the museum to pick up a monthly events calendar. Programs are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE LOCAL PARENT & ME ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH YOUR PRESCHOOLER, CLICK HERE. 

Pooler Kids’ Club means Parents’ Night Out, Pooler

September 3rd, 2014

Pooler Kids Art Club Scribble Art Studio Pooler

Scribble Art Studio in Pooler offers the Saturday evenings Pooler Kids’ Club so you can enjoy a night out.

Drop off your kids at Scribble Art Studio in Pooler on certain Saturday nights this Fall 2014 so you can enjoy a childfree night out with your sweetie or so you can take some time for a Girls’ Night Out or just so you can get caught up.  

Kid’s will make fun arts and crafts projects, hang out with friends, and eat pizza! Ages 5+, 6-9pm, $30 per student ($20 for siblings)

Call 912.713.7376 or click here. 

Scribble Art Studio in Pooler is at 115 Canal St. Pooler, 31322 

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.

Frog Habitats Now Available at Barnett’s Educational Supplies, Savannah

September 3rd, 2014

Frog Habitats Now Available at Barnett's Educational Supplies Savannah

Love this for a special children’s birthday gift or classroom pet: Frog habitats now available at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

Store Hours:
M-F 9 AM – 7 PM
Sat 10 AM – 5 PM
Sun 1 AM-5 PM

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

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