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Labor Day Weekend family events for Savannah & the Lowcountry

September 3rd, 2015

Labor Day Weekend 2015 Family Activities 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. 

Jana Butman Photography: Savannah maternity, newborn & family photographer

September 4th, 2015

Jana Butman Children's Family Newborn Savannah Photographer

Welcome to Jana Butman Photography!

Jana is a natural light photographer in Savannah, specializing in newborn and first birthday photography.

Jana recently opened a studio on 40th Street in Savannah’s Starland District. Her newborn work is natural and simple, so the main focus is on the baby.

Jana’s first birthday shoots are fun and colorful. She plans every photo shoot and talks to the parents about their babies favorite things, colors or character and creates a theme. She then provides the cake, banner and decorations.

You can see more of Jana’s work on her website: www.butmanphoto.com or her Facebook page here, where you can also read reviews and what other clients’s experience was like while working with her.

Special for SouthernMamas.com readers

Mention you read about Jana Butman Photography on SouthernMamas.com at your booking appointment & Jana will add a beautiful wooden block with twelve prints as a gift. Sweet!

Jana Butman Photography, Maternity, newborn & family photographer, 25 E. 40th St., Savannah, www.butmanphoto.com ; (912) 655-6307,  On Facebook here,  Jana Butman Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free Savannah Children’s Book Festival 2015 includes author Kate DiCamillo

September 3rd, 2015

Free Savannah Children's Book Festival 2015 Forsyth Park

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 11th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park.

The exciting 2015 lineup of renowned and award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators includes Newbery award-winning author Kate DiCamillo (“Flora & Ulysses” “Because of Winn Dixie”, “The Tale of Despereaux”, and more), the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country.

This free day-long event in Forsyth Park in Savannah brings families together to meet their favorite authors and illustrators and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities throughout the day. Rain location for the event is the Savannah Civic Center.

For more information, call (912)652-3600. For updates, keep checking www.liveoakpl.org.

At 10:30 am and 2 pm, Kate DiCamillo will deliver her keynote speech, sharing how literature can impact individuals and communities: “When we read together, we connect. Together, we see the world. Together, we see one another.”

She will also participate in new events inspired by her characters, including a Ulysses Squirrel book walk, and a poster contest featuring Edward Tulane. The festival coincides with the launch of the first-ever One Book program, centering on Kate’s Flora & Ulysses.

The National Ambassador program was established in 2008 and is co-sponsored by Every Child a Reader (ECAR), the Children’s Book Council (CBC), and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

FREE Festival in the Park, amusement rides, fireworks during Patriot Weekend in Pooler

September 2nd, 2015

Free Pooler Festival 2015 Patriot Weekend The Festival in the Park will be at the Pooler Park off Rogers Street (900 S. Rogers Street, Pooler, Ga.) on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

The event is free and will be family friendly. Food, drinks and merchandise will be available for purchase from local vendors. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Parking options here.

Gates open at 4PM and the event ends with a fireworks display at 9:15 pm.

The festival will include:
*free amusement rides
*a free concert at 7PM featuring Pooler musician Jared Wade
*a First Responders Showcase, 4-6PM. Meet those that serve in local Police and Fire Departments and check out their vehicles and equipment. See firetrucks, bomb sniffing dogs, emergency helicopters and more.
*fireworks display at 9:15PM

More details here. 

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

FIT4MOM Savannah-Stroller Strides offers fitness classes six days a week

September 2nd, 2015

FIT4MOM Stroller Strides of Savannah

Come join Savannah FIT4MOM Stroller Strides  inside at the Savannah Mall or outside at Daffin & Hull parks to get your workout in with your baby or toddler and make friends with some awesome mamas.

Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates running or power walking, strength, toning, songs and activities. Their certified fitness instructors are specially trained in pre and post-natal fitness and offer a variety of fun class formats both indoors and outdoors.

All locations also offer a free playgroup with Our Village so moms can form lasting friendships with other moms through organized play dates, Moms’ Nights Out, and activities for the whole family.

FIT4MOM® Savannah is proud to offer classes accordance to ACOG guidelines. They are a great way to get back in shape with your baby or toddler and to meet other new moms.

Class schedule:

9:30-10:30AM Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ Savannah Mall (Meet by the Target entrance)

9:30-10:30AM Tuesday, Thursday @ Daffin Park (in front of Historic Grayson Stadium)

9;30-10:30AM Saturday at Hull Park (at 55th St. and Atlantic St.)

Your first class is FREE! Please bring a yoga mat and water and get ready to have fun

Weather Notice: In the event of rain and freezing temps, the classes will meet at the Savannah Mall. This will be announcde on FIT4MOM Stroller Strides Facebook page here.  

For more information, go to: savannah.fit4mom.com, email erinhanna@fit4mom.com or visit Fit4Mom Savannah on Facebook by clicking here.  

FIT4MOM Savannah, savannah.fit4mom.com On Facebook here.  FIT4MOM Savannah-Stroller Strides is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Join Moms in Training in Savannah at discounted rate with promo code

September 2nd, 2015

Moms in Training discount promo code Savannah Interested in joining Moms in Training in Savannah? You can!

Over the next two weeks, we’ll introduce you to your Moms in Training captains who will be encouraging you during your Saturday mornings runs in Daffin Park.

Meet your captains for Moms in Training in Savannah – a social way to get in shape, meet other moms & help fight cancer.

Danielle Flanagan, Co-Captain

My first Team in Training event was Nike Womens Marathon in San Francisco in 2013. I actually signed up the year before but ended up pregnant instead! My son, Jonathan is in college and my daughter, Jordan is almost three! My brother has Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and training and fundraising gives me a feeling of empowerment! I feel like I am able to do something for him. The motivation that comes from the Team and the friendships that form are just icing on the cake! I look forward to helping each of you reach your goals this Fall.

Moms In Training includes weekly Saturday morning training sessions (8-9 am at Daffin Park).

Meet at the corner of Waters & Washington. Walkers, runners and strollers welcome.

Join today for only $25 with coupon code SAVMAMA at www.teamintraining.org/ga or contact Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org for more info.

RSVP to Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org or call or 912-436-3273.

To learn more about Moms In Training, click here.   5K or Half Relay options.

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Free Krispy Kreme Donut on Talk Like A Pirate Day, 9/19, Savannah

September 2nd, 2015

Talk like pirate day 2015 Krispy Kreme Savannah On Talk Like A Pirate Day Saturday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut.

To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19 2015 only.  Details here. 

FREE Fall Festival at Tybee Lighthouse 2015

September 2nd, 2015

Tybee Fall Festival Lighthouse 2015 Tybee Island Historical Society will host its “Annual Fall Festival” on Saturday Sept. 26 2015 from noon to 5:00pm in the back field located behind the Light House, 30 Meddin Drive on Tybee Island.

Family-friendly activities including games, prizes, bounce ballroom, obstacle course, cakewalk, hotdogs, popcorn and drinks.

Admission to the festival is free and open to all ages. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Tybee Island Lighthouse. More details here. 

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 HERE. 

Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale 2015, Oct. 3

September 2nd, 2015

Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale 2015 The Junior League of Savannah will host its 68th Annual Thrift Sale on Sat. Oct. 3 at the Savannah Civic Center.

This annual event draws thousands of shoppers from the across the Low Country to purchase both needed household goods and unique treasures. Merchandise includes appliances, children’s clothes and toys, holiday decorations, books, housewares, linens, sporting goods, furniture and much more. The sale also features adult women’s formal wear and business attire.

Parking is free.

Doors will be open from 7:30am until 2pm. The sale will re-open as a $10 grab bag event from 2:30-3pm for all ticket holders.

Thrift Sale admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office by calling 912-651-6550 or visiting savannahcivic.com.

Preview shopping event

You’re also invited to celebrate the kickoff of the Junior League of Savannah’s Thrift Sale by attending the Preview Shopping Event on Fri., Oct. 2. The evening will begin at 5:30pm offering the first opportunity to shop for Thrift Sale merchandise and hidden gems until 7:30pm.

Tickets to Preview Shopping are available for $20 per person and can be purchased through the Civic Center Box Office or at the Door. Preview Shopping merchandise is double the marked ticket price.

The Annual Thrift Sale is Junior League of Savannah’s primary fundraising event. Money raised is invested back into the community through volunteer training and multiple Junior League projects.

Labor Day Kids’ Cooking Parties & Girl Scout Cooking Classes with Tummy Time Foods, Savannah

September 1st, 2015

Kids Cooking Classes Birthdays in Savannah Tummy Time Foods School’s Out… Let’s Cook!
Labor Day Kids’ Cooking Parties, Mon.  Sept. 7 2015 with Tummy Time Foods
Savannah State Farmer’s Market

When school’s out, the kitchen is open! Trade those pencils and books for some hands-on cooking fun with Tummy Time Foods.

10-11:15am: Tiny Tots Cooking Party
Kids ages 5 and under take over the kitchen for the most creative culinary experience in town! Join us for an exciting Tiny Tots Cooking Party including cooking, learning, singing, and story time! Seats are limited and advanced tickets are required! Tickets are $15 per child and one responsible adult per child is required. Register here. 

12:30-2pm: Kids’ Cooking Party
Kids ages 6 and up can join us to make some delicious kid-friendly dishes in the TTF kitchen! Everyone gets to mix, measure, stir and dine on their culinary creations! Seats are limited and advanced tickets are required! Tickets are $25 per child! Parents are welcomed to drop off their child or stay and watch.
Seating is limited.  Advanced registration is required and available here

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Tiny Tots Play Date @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Saturday, Sept. 19, 11AM-Noon
Whistlestop Café Dining Car

It’s a Saturday Play Date. Kids ages 5 and under enjoy creative food crafts, story time and singing at the Savannah Children’s Museum. Your little one will get to play with other kids and make two crafts- one to eat and one to keep.

Cost: $10 per child (Parents are always FREE.)
Advanced tickets are required and are available here.

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Girl Scouts “Cook Up A Legacy”
Tummy Time Foods is proud to announce our “Cook Up A Legacy” Classes for Girl Scouts of all ages. These Legacy Cooking Classes are the perfect way to earn the “Legacy Cooking Badge.” Classes are 90-minutes long and can accommodate up to 12 girls (minimum of 5 girls). Cost: $20 per participant and parents are FREE.

Click here to schedule a class for your troop today.

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FOR MORE COOKING CLASSES, PLAYDATES & PROGRAMS OFFERED BY TUMMY TIME FOODS, CLICK HERE. 

Color My World: Handpainted children’s furniture in Savannah

September 1st, 2015

handpainted children's furniture Savannah Color My World

 

Color My World in Savannah sells hand-painted children’s furniture.

New items are continuously being painted and will be spotlighted on the Color My World Facebook page here.

Purchase an item that is for sale. Or browse the photo gallery to get ideas and let Color My World paint your furniture.

Email winters15@comcast.net or simply message or comment on the Color My World Facebook page if you want to purchase an item. Remember to ‘like’  the Color My World Facebook page.

How will you color your world?

Color My World children’s handpainted furniture, Savannah. Email winters15@comcast.net. On Facebook here.  Color My World is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah 3rd Anniversary, Sept. 11

August 31st, 2015

Stroller Strong moms anniversary

Join Stroller Strong Moms Savannah for their 3rd annual SLAMiversary.

You will SLAM Around the World, Amazing Race style. Please wear patriotic attire as this SLAMiversary falls on September 11th and after you will race around the world & will end up in the good ole USofA.

Please bring your favorite dish and join Stroller Strong Moms Savannah for a potluck in the park after you Sweat Like A Mother.

SLAMiversary is open to all Stroller Strong Moms and as always newcomers are ALWAYS welcome.

Learn more about this event here. 

Stroller Strong Moms has stroller fitness workout classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Bluffton SC & Port Wentworth. See the class schedule 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/wp/  Stroller Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

Labor Day Weekend 2015 kids’ programs @ Savannah area museums, historic sites & state parks

August 31st, 2015

Old Fort Jackson Labor Day 2015 weekend family events Savannah

Labor Day Weekend 2015 kids programs @ Old Fort Jackson & Fort Pulaski in Savannah & various Georgia state parks include:

A Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
Sept 5-7
Bring the kids to Old Fort Jackson to participate in a variety of hands-on activities appropriate for all ages to learn about the daily life of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson. Activities include marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill, and musket and cannon demonstrations. Learn about the many individuals and units of the of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War that are part of the story of a Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson.
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

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Steam train rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Sept. 4-6 2015
Train rides will be at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM Fri. Sept. 4 and Sat. Sept. 5
Sun. Sept. 6 train rides will be at 1PM, 2PM
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah, 31401
912.651.6823

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Living History at Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Pulaski returns to the summer & fall of 1861. Join Fort Pulaski as the 1st Georgia Volunteers garrison the fort with a living history weekend event. From company drill and inspections to artillery demonstrations, immerse yourself in a soldiers life as they live in the casemates of the fort, prepared to protect Savannah and the Confederacy.
Fort Pulaski, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80
9AM-5PM Sept. 5 & Sept. 6
Park Entrance Fee
Contact Name: Joel Cadoff
Contact Email: joel_cadoff@nps.gov
(912) 786-5787 X114. More details here.

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Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah
Tools & skills that built a colony. See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flint knapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting and more.
Sat. Sept. 5- Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM -4PM
Cost: $4.50-$10.
912-353-3023.

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Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, Ga
Come for old fashioned family fun, Civil War-era games, cavalry demos and prizes. Cannon & musket firings by reenactors. Nationally recognized reptile and amphibian expert, Jason Clark, will have his large trailer display of many native reptiles for you to view. At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., he will present an informative program on snakes.
Sat. Sept. 5, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $5 children, $8 adults (children younger than 6 are free) plus $5 parking.
912-727-2339 or email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org

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Labor Day at Fort King George Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Watch musket & cannon firings, see various jobs soldiers would “labor” on as part of their duties.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $4.50-$7.50.
912-437-4770.

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Labor Day Commemoration @ Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway, Ga.
Commemorate Labor Day w/ hourly soldier talks, plus musket, cannon firings at this coastal fort.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 11AM-3PM
Cost: $3-$4.50.
912-884-5999.

Savannah 1 mile & 5K after-school training program for kids

August 30th, 2015

Fleet Free Crew Kids 5K training program Savannah Sign up your kids to train for a 5K or 1 mile run and have fun in the process.

Fleet Feet Savannah’s CREW kids! training program includes running, field games and other fun activities that are perfect for releasing energy.

This program will prepare your kids for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah 1 Mile or 5K happening on Sunday November 8th, 2015.

This 8-week program will be facilitated by certified coaches who have a passion for encouraging and empowering our younger generation to live healthy, active lifestyles – and they make it fun.

DURATION: September 16th – November 7th
LOCATION: Daffin Park
WHEN: 4:30pm – 5:30pm Wednesdays
REGISTRATION FEE: $25 (includes a CREW kids! tee shirt)
AGE RANGE: 1st – 8th Grade

Learn more here. 

Lake Mayer Youth Roller Hockey for ages 5-12, Savannah

August 30th, 2015

Youth Hockey Kids Lake Mayer Savannah

Sign up your child for Youth Roller Hockey in Savannah at the outdoor Lake Mayer hockey rink.

The first practice of the new season will be Sat. Sept 12 2015 . Practices will be at 10AM Saturdays through the end of April 2016. Cost: $60, with $40 due at registration and the remainder due by Jan. 1, 2016.

The group is organized through Chatham County Parks Services and Savannah Adult Hockey. Registration packets will be available at practice Sept. 12.

For ages 5-12 years old. No experience necessary.

For more information, contact director Mike Stille at 912-224-3656 or email mstille76@aol.com.

Learn about required gear & get more details here. 

Summit Gymnastics offers Tiny Tots playtime plus tumbling, recreational gymnastics

August 30th, 2015

Summit Gymnastics Savannah logo 2015For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

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Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics

Every Tuesday & Thursday
9:30-11AM
$5 per child
For children ages 5 & younger
Child must be accompanied by an adult
Open to all children. Children do not have to be enrolled at Summit Gymnastics to attend.

Call 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com.

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Fall 2015 Classes

Gymnastics Tumbling Savannah Summit Gymnastics

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Class Pricing

Twinkling Stars & Shining Stars – $69/per month
Rising Stars, Shooting Stars, Super Stars, Rock Stars, Tumbling Classes – $81/per month
Yearly Registration Fee: $50/per child, $80/per family
Call at 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com to enroll.

ASK ABOUT MILITARY AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS

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