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FREE Tara Feis Irish Celebration, March 11, Savannah

February 22nd, 2017

Free Tara Feis 2017 Savannah St. Patrick's Day
The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival
will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Emmet Park from 11AM – 5PM

Tara Feis is a festival that promotes true Irish culture and heritage through music, dancing, crafts and storytellers in a family- friendly atmosphere. The event commences with an official Irish opening ceremony featuring the Parade Grand Marshal and local dignitaries in a parade of colorful flags and bagpipes, preceded by performances on two stages that feature traditional Irish dancing, Celtic music and a whimsical magic show.

A major component of the cherished festival is its historical value. Irish heritage in Savannah dates back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, where Emmet Park was once referred to as, “The Green”.

The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival is free and open to the public. This is a non-alcoholic event.  ­­­Emmet Park is located in downtown Savannah at the East end of Bay Street.

For more information please contact 912-651-6417 or visit www.savannahga.gov/tarafeis

Open to all: 80s Prom @ Blessed Sacrament School, Savannah

February 22nd, 2017

Blessed Sacrament School Prom Open to Al

Your kids are invited to bring your kids to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Savannah 80s Prom in Savannah.

The BSS 80s Prom – presented by Blessed Sacrament Home & School Board – will be Sat. March 4, 7-11PM.

Join Blessed Sacrament for a totally rad night of 80s music and dancing, noshing on wood-fired pizzas from Big Bon Pizza and your favorite beverages flowing all night long.

VIP Couples and Singles Tickets available: $150/couple, $80/single, includes AYCD + dinner. Standard tickets also available.

Contact BSS 80s Prom Chair Jessi Horne at ejhorne04@gmail.com to purchase tickets or for more information.

Everyone is welcome!

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More about Blessed Sacrament

School searching in Savannah? Visit Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Savannah.

Please call or email Mrs. Willoughby in the Blessed Sacrament school office to schedule your personal tour TODAY! (912) 356-6987 or hwilloughby@bss-savannah.org

Blessed Sacrament is a pre-K through 8th grade school that was founded in 1939.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament School here.

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

Kids’ fitness classes @ Fit46 Studio in Savannah

February 21st, 2017

fit46 studio kids fitness classes Savannah New kids’ fitness classes starting soon @ Fit46 Studio in Savannah.

FIT46 KIDS AGES 8 – 13: Help your kids develop healthy habits and have fun working out with experienced instructors who love kids and have a passion for fitness.

Kids just want to have fun and Fit46 Studio wants to show them how to enjoy exercise while improving their health and advancing their levels of fitness. Each class will include the following components: agility, balance, coordination, strength, cardiovascular endurance, motor skills development and enhancement, sports skills and drills, and fitness games. Children should wear comfortable clothing with athletic shoes and be ready to create a long-lasting and fun relationship with exercise.

This class will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 – 5PM for ages 8-13, starting March 6.

Cost is $10/class or $90 for 10 classes. Sign up here.

About fit46

fit46 is a fitness studio on White Bluff Road in Savannah behind Lucky’s Market. fit46 offers barre, interval barre, HIIT, sculpting yoga classes & more. They have highly trained & experienced instructors that keep you motivated & will help you reach your fitness goals.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

Childcare available 

fit46 is now offering childcare for many classes ($7/class) to help the moms in our community. The childcare service is for kids ages 0 & older. Sign up & see the class schedule here. 

Cost is $7 per child per class.

fit46, 5500 White Bluff Road (behind Lucky’s Market), Savannah 31405, 912-660-5292 email info@fit46.com, www.fit46.com On Facebook here, fit46.com is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Coming in late March: Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, Savannah

February 21st, 2017

Henny Penny Cafe Savannah Art Space Cafe

The much-loved Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio invite you to join them in welcoming the newest member of their Savannah family: Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe.

Henny Penny will open in late March 2017.

Combining the best traits of both locally-owned businesses, Henny Penny offers renowned Savannah-roasted Perc coffee and delicious house-made pastries paired perfectly with the time and kid-friendly space to be creative.

Stop in for coffee and treats, then spend some quality time in the art studio connecting with your favorite person, big or small. Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking parties.

Follow Henny Penny progress on Facebook here. 

Savannah Chiropractors: Bright Life Chiropractic hosts free Ladies Night Out

February 21st, 2017

Savannah Chiropractors Chiropractic

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah invites you to a free, relaxing evening of fun & pampering at a Ladies Night Out, Fri. Feb. 24, 6-8PM.

Bring your girlfriends to enjoy spa demos, raffles, shopping, skin care, massages, food & more. For free!

Bright Life Chiropractic
2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D
Savannah, 31405

About Bright Life

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah specializes in pregnancy, infants, pediatrics and family care.

Dr. Samantha Hornick and Dr. Jared Brown at Bright Life Chiropractic are Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

At Bright Life Chiropractic, Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick assist people in gaining victory in their health by offering cutting-edge chiropractic corrective care in Savannah’s most state-of-the-art chiropractic health care facility. Dr. Jared and Dr. Samantha focus on setting people free from their current conditions so they may live their lives to their fullest potential.

Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick provide specific, scientific neurologically based chiropractic care for you and you family!

Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D, Savannah 31405, 912.777.3717, info@brightlifechiropractic.com , www.BrightLifeChiropractic.com

Savannah schools: FREE History of Basketball program @ St. Andrew’s School

February 21st, 2017

History of Basketball St. Andrew's School Savannah

The public is invited to a special free program History of Basketball @ St. Andrew’s School in Savannah on Thursday, Feb. 23 which highlights the history of basketball.

The program begins at 8AM in Compton Gym, St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah 31410.

The history of basketball will be presented by actor Clyk Cozart, former collegiate and ABA athlete Jim Dawson, former Globetrotter Larry “Gator” Rivers, and sports publicist Keith Zimmerman. And for the first time, the Olympic Berg Ball will be on display. This is the winning basketball used by the American team in the 1936 Berlin hosted Olympics, the first year basketball was a part of the Olympic games. Later this year, the gold medal ball will be auctioned off at a starting bid of $1 million.

The evening program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

NEW: Beginning in Fall 2017, St. Andrew’s offers FREE A.M. bus service with centralized pick up locations in Sandfly and on Skidaway Island.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

High Cotton Kids Consignment Show this week, February 23-25 at 2134 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center

February 20th, 2017

High Cotton Kids Spring 2017 Savannah SaleHigh Cotton Kids is Savannah’s biggest upscale resale shopping event and THE place to find high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12, bedding, furniture, toys, baby equipment, maternity clothing and more at a fraction of the retail price. New merchandise will also be available from several local retailers.

There will be something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all spring and summer.

GIVEAWAY winner: Congratulations  Amanda Maher, winner of the giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to use at the sale.

Come to High Cotton Kids’ Shop for a Cause Presale this Thursday, February 23 from 5-6 PM. High Cotton Kids is partnering with The Next Generation for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Please bring a $5 cash donation and shop one hour early, before the show opens to the public!

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High Cotton Kids Spring and Summer 2017 Show Hours

2134 East Victory Drive, Victory Drive Shopping Center

Thursday, Feb. 23rd 5:00 – 6:00 pm Shop for a Cause Presale -Check the details to shop early!

6:00 – 8:00 pm Open to the public

Friday, Feb. 24th 9:00 am – 5:00pm Open to the public

Saturday, February 25th 9:00 am – 2:00pm (Select items will be 40% OFF) Open to the public

HCK will also have a variety of local vendors including: Matilda Jane, Sew B It-Custom Monogramming and Sewing, Young Living Essential Oils, Mary Kay, Rodan and Fields, Thirty-one, Damsel in Defense, and Lularoe.

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Applications available Feb. 21 for free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2017-18

February 20th, 2017

Pre-K registration lottery application Savannah Chatham County Free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2017-2018 school year

This free, state-funded Pre-K at some Savannah-Chatham public schools is open to all children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 residing in Chatham County.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 60 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes with additional classes at Coastal Empire Montessori.  See the list of Savannah-Chatham public schools that offer the free Pre-K here.

Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2017-18 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available online here starting Feb. 21 2017 until March 6 2017. Applications & required documents are due March 7 2017. The lottery will be April 4 2017.

The deadline to submit required documents to one of the selected schools is March 7, 2017. Applications cannot be processed without these documents.

This free, state-funded Pre-K is open to all children who are 4 years old on or by Sept. 1. Details here. 

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Pre-K Registration YMCA 2017-18 Savannah private

Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines.

The YMCA Pre-K program in Savannah, Effingham County & the Golden Isles FREE Georgia Pre-K program registration for 2017-18 opened on February 15 2017. Spaces are first come, first serve for the 2017-2018 school year.

Students must be age 4 by September 1, 2017 to be eligible for this free Pre-K.

Pre-K is available at the following Y locations: Effingham YMCA, Golden Isles YMCA, Habersham YMCA and West Chatham YMCA.

Learn more here. 

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Sports & Cheer Camps @ Benedictine Military School

February 16th, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps 2017 Benedictine Military Academy Benedictine Military School in Savannah offers a fun array of summer camps 2017 for a variety of ages.
Find the registration form here.

SPORTS CAMP
June 12-16 & June 19-23 at BC
($75 per week early bird discount if registered by
May 31; $100 per week if registered after May 31)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

BASKETBALL CAMP
May 31-June 2 ($75)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

BASEBALL CAMP
June 26-28 ($75)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

QUARTERBACK TRAINING CAMP
June 5-7 ($75)
9 a.m.-11 a.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP
July 17-19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
($75 early bird discount if registered by June 22;
$100 if registered after June 22)
Find the registration form here.

SOCCER CAMP
July 17-21 ($170)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Minick Youth Complex
Find the registration form here.

CHEER CAMP
July 24-27 ($100)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOP
July 25-27 ($100), 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at BC
For incoming BC freshmen. Taught by BC Director
Find the registration form here.

Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406, tel: (912) 644-7000, On Facebook here. Follow Benedictine on twitter here.  Benedictine Military School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah Schools: Open House @ St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School

February 16th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Peter the Apostle School Wilmington Island School searching for 2017-18?

Come to an open house Thurs. March 2 2017 to see all that St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer.

The beautiful 10-acre campus includes a Lower School, Middle School, two gymnasiums, football field, practice field, and a state-of-the-art playground.

St. Peter’s offers full day faith-based instruction for students from three years old through 8th grade.

Following the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, the school educates through a strong academic program and instills in its students a spirit of mercy, justice and loving concern.

Open Houses
Thurs. March 2 2017: 5:30-7:30PM

This will be an opportunity to meet and greet teachers, tour the school facilities, and get to experience all that the Saint Peter’s community has to offer.

Learn more here.

Location

The school is easily accessible from Whitemarsh Island, the Truman Parkway, mid-town Savannah and Tybee Island. We are located just off Highway 80 East (Victory Drive), not far from Thunderbolt.

St. Peter the Apostle School
7020 Concord Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: 912-897-5224
Fax: 912-897-0801

For more information, visit www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com

St. Peter the Apostle School, www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com,  7020 Concord Rd., Savannah, 31410, 912-897-5224,  On Facebook here. On Twitter here. St. Peter the Apostle School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Parent & Me Music Fun: Kindermusik Savannah playdates & weekly classes for ages 0-7

February 16th, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah Mommy and Me Kindermusik with 88 Keys Savannah  has just a few spaces left in their final play date, this Saturday, February 25th at 10AM: “I Love Music”, celebrating love for our little ones through music, instruments, stories, movement and more!

Play dates are open to children ages 0-7 and their caregivers. All participants receive the class, an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon.

Also, if you’ve wanted to join Kindermusik Savannah weekly studio classes, NOW is the perfect time!  They are offering 1/2 price tuition in March if you meet two simple conditions!

Contact Kindermusik for more info – kindermusikwith88keys.com. 912.988-KEYS. Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik… music now, skills for life.

For more info, or to visit a free class, visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912.988.KEYS today or email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

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

Watch dogs catch Frisbees @ FREE World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier, Savannah

February 16th, 2017

See Fido’s Frisbee skills. Come to the World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier February 24-26 at Islands High School in Savannah.

Proceeds benefit the Islands High School’s Veterinary Science Program, One Love Animal Rescue, Save-A-Life, Coastal Pet rescue, FACTS and helps homeless vets with pets through the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 660.

The 2017 Canine Disc World Championship Qualifier is Friday through Sunday, February 24th – 26th, 9AM to 5PM at Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Admission is free.

For more information on being a vendor, to volunteer, event schedule, and entry competition fees, please visit www.TailsSpin.com or call James Fox, 912-656-5788.

Register now for Spring Soccer 2017 with Savannah United

February 15th, 2017

Spring Soccer Savannah 2017 Savannah United Time to register your child for Spring 2017 Soccer with Savannah United.

Registration is open for Micro & Rec Soccer. Learn more about these program & which program is the best for your child here.

Recreation Program U10-U14

Each team plays 6 games during the regular season and are then seeded into a playoff bracket to decide the Champions. Girls and Boys teams play separately. Teams practice once or twice a week and training sessions last between 60-90 minutes.

Learn more & register online here. 

Registration deadline: Registration for Rec soccer for Spring 2017 will close Feb. 17 (1st practice week of 2/27, 1st game 3/11)

Questions? Contact Jeff Storey-Pitts at j.storey-pitts@savannahunited.com.  

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Micro U4-U8 Program

Micro players (U4, U5, U6, U7, U8) make up the largest number of participants in US soccer. Because this is entry level for a lot of children, Savannah United views this program as the grassroots of the club. To ensure players develop a love for the ’beautiful game’, we make sure it is run in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Practices are geared towards individual skill and coordination development.

Micro Program teams can train at a variety of the facilities around & outside of Savannah. (you can select your preference when registering).

Register online here or in person at the Savannah United office, 702 Mall Blvd || Suite C || Savannah, GA 31406.

Registration deadline: Registration for Micro U4-U8 Spring 2017 soccer will close March 4. (1st practice week of 3/13, 1st game 3/25)

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Learn more about these program & which program is the best for your child here.

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Savannah schools: Veritas Academy presents ‘A Taste of the Classic’ spring fundraiser

February 15th, 2017

Savannah Schools Veritas Academy

You’re invited to A Taste of the Classics
March 31, 2017 6-9:30PM
The Club at Savannah Harbor
2 Resort Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31421

Veritas Academy in Savannah will have their annual spring fundraising event on March 31, 2017. This year, Veritas is are hosting an exciting evening featuring “classic” Savannah dinners at some of our city’s favorite restaurants including:

The Olde Pink House
Vic’s on the River
Cha Bella
The Pirates’ House
DeSoto Grille
The Collins Quarter
The Shrimp Factory
Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern

View menus here.

Guests will also enjoy a trolley ride to and from dinner! Following dinner, the evening will conclude with an exciting program at The Club at Savannah Harbor featuring classical dramatic and musical performances by Veritas talented students, classic southern desserts, a live auction, and raffle games.

It’s an evening you won’t want to miss!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Order tickets online here.

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Savannah daytrips: U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

February 14th, 2017

U-pick daffodils Bluffton Okatie Savannah

So thankful to a trusty SouthernMamas.com reader/mom for telling us about this U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton).

Opening update weather & conditions permitting.
OPEN Thursday & Friday Feb. 23 & 24
10AM-4PM (Saturday and Sunday Feb. 25-26 to be determined.)

UPickDaffodils.com is family owned and operated on what was once the family dairy farm. Chuck and Diane have planted several varieties of daffodils, not all of which bloom at the same time nor even each year, according to their Web site.

Cash or check only. Cost is 25 cents per stem.

Hours of operation are dependent upon the weather & availability of flowers. Check here and on Facebook here for hours  & opening/closing updates.

UPickDaffodils
48 Calhoun Plantation Road
Okatie, SC 29909
843-368-1998
chuck@upickdaffodils.com

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Daytrips

Find more daytrips from the Savannah-area here. 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella @ Trustees Theater, Savannah, March 10-12.

February 14th, 2017

Cinderella Savannah Christian Prep

Bring your kids to this family-friendly Broadway musical featuring Savannah Christian Preparatory students in third – twelfth grade.

Savannah Christian’s award-winning drama department presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Trustees Theater in Savannah on March 10-12 2017.

Open to the public.

Cost
Tickets are $10 each.

Showtimes
7PM Fri & Sat. March 10 & 11
3PM Sun. March 12

Trustee’s Theater
216 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, 31401.

Tickets available at the door or in advance online here. 

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Savannah Christian Prep School open houses schools

More about SCPS

Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Lower School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2011, and the Middle School in 2014, for our overall academic achievements. SCPS was also named Best Daycare/Preschool and Best Private School in 2013 & 2014 by Savannah Magazine.

Learn more about SCPS at school open houses: 9:30AM Feb. 15 & March 1. Learn more here. 

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