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Weekend roundup of events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

July 28th, 2016

Find family-friendly things to do this last weekend JULY weekend (in between back-to-school shopping during taxfree weekend) in Savannah & nearby  in our EVENTS CALENDAR.  

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

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Daytrips

Looking for a fun, activity-packed, kid-friendly daytrip? Check out our favorite daytrips from Savannah page here. 

Gray’s Reef Tuesday movies @ Tybee Post Theater about pirates, lighthouses

July 29th, 2016

Gray's Reef Tuesdays Tybee Post Theater 2016

This weekly summer film series – presented by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary & the Tybee Post Theater – will highlight the wonders of the ocean and our Georgia coast.

Enjoy award-winning films about the undersea world that promise to be fun and entertaining for the whole family. A Gray’s Reef representative will be on hand to provide a brief overview of the national marine sanctuary and the evening’s film as well as provide an opportunity for audience Q & A following the film.

This 7-week series continues each Tuesday night at 7PM through Aug. 16.

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Schedule

Aug. 2: “True Tales of Pirates” and “Lighthouses of the Southeast”

Aug. 9: “Lost & Found” & “The Current,”

Aug. 16: “Ocean Frontiers”

All include talks with experts, and in some cases, the filmmakers themselves.

Suggested donation: $5 with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Tybee Post Theater and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

The Tybee Post Theater concession stand will sell beer, wine, soft drinks, hot popcorn, candy. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show.

For complete film listings, visit tybeeposttheater.org or call 912-472-4790.

LOCATION

The Tybee Post Theater
10 Van Horne Ave.
Tybee Island, GA 31328

Legacy Irish Dance After-School Classes, Savannah

July 27th, 2016

Legacy Irish Dance Academy Savannah Irish Dance Lessons Legacy Irish Dance Academy Fall 2016 classes in Savannah – including FREE boys class – start Aug. 16.

Legacy will waive their $50 registration fee when you mention you read about Legacy on SouthernMamas.com.

BOTH tots and a beginner classes are offered. Tots start at age 3.

Boys are FREE!

Cost: $60 a month and a all dancers will receive a class tee.

Classes will be in a brand new studio at 7210 Skidaway Rd.
Class times are: 5:30-6:15PM so you can bring your kids after you leave work.

To register, click here or call

Legacy Irish Dance Academy, 7210 Skidaway Road, Savannah, (912) 484-7038  On Facebook here  On Twitter here.  Legacy Irish Dance Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

English Portrait Artist Tony Troy available for portraits in Savannah

July 27th, 2016

portraits of children art commission Tony Troy ArtEnglish Portrait Artist Tony Troy is currently in Savannah accepting commissions for classical portraits.

Think what amazing gifts such a portrait would make!

For appointments and sittings please call 609-231-6195 or email tonytroyart@gmail.com.

See more examples of this work here.

Tony Troy Art, email tonytroyart@gmail.com. ,609-231-6195 On Facebook here . Tony Troy Art is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE games night for kids of all ages @ Mathnasium of Midtown Savannah

July 27th, 2016

Mathnasium Savannah Free game nightMathnasium of Savannah Midtown is having a FREE games night this Saturday July 30, 5 -7PM.

Come and play giant chess and giant Connect 4 and many other fun games suitable FOR ALL AGES.

Pizza will be served! So parents can enjoy a childfree dinner our or back to school shopping while Mathnasium entertains your students!

RSVP to savannahmidtown@mathnasium.com or call 912-355-5678.

Open to ALL children 1st grade & older.

Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown
912-355-5678
(next to TJ MAXX)

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Free “Baby Basics” class for expectant parents @ Pediatrics Associates of Savannah

July 26th, 2016

Savannah pediatricians Baby Basics Attention expectant parents.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah invites you to a free “Baby Basics” class Thursday Aug. 4 at 6PM.

This class is FREE to expectant families (but reservations requested).

Come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here) or one of Pediatrics Associates other 9 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Held after office hours the first Thursday of each month, at the Waters Ave location. Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

More info here. 

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, by ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

EPIC Disney World Offer – Up to $75 Gift Card On Last Minute Packages

July 25th, 2016

late summer disney deal 2016 Two Sisters Travel Summer 2016 may be coming to a close but Two Sisters Travel doesn’t want the fun to end! For the first EVER, they’re offering a FREE Disney Gift Card up to $75 for planning a last minute Walt Disney World getaway!

That’s right… book a Walt Disney World resort & ticket package with Two Sisters Travel and they’ll give you a FREE gift card. You choose how you’ll spend it: souvenirs, Mickey Ears, or maybe even a few extra Dole Whips!

How it works:

– Book any Walt Disney World Value Resort; earn a $25 Disney Gift Card

– Book any Walt Disney World Moderate Resort; earn a $50 Disney Gift Card

– Book any Walt Disney World Resort Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort; earn a $75 Disney Gift Card

This limited offer is available for travel no later than Sept. 30, 2016. Packages must be a minimum 4-night stay with minimum 3-day Magic Your Way tickets. Combine your package with a dining plan for more value.

And you can also take advantage of special savings of up to 25% off your Walt Disney World Resort stay when you book by Aug. 31.

If you missed planning a “big” summer vacation or simply need one more hoorah before it’s back to school, this IS your chance to save AND score a FREE DISNEY GIFT CARD UP TO $75 !

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime deal. Get a no-obligation quote online now or call 843-284-3241.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Make your own stuffed animal teepee’s, fairies & gnomes @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

July 25th, 2016

Open Studio Art Scribble Art Savannah There’s still some time to join in the fun before school starts @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah. Daily and weekly camps PLUS Open Studio drop-off or drop-in! Monday thru Friday, come see Scribble and make some art.

New art kits for Open Studio include:

  • Stuffed Animal TeePee’s (pictured here)
  • Castle Blocks, paint and design your own personal set of castle blocks (Maybe make a fairy to live in your castle, too.)
  • Make & Take a Fairy or Gnome Kits
  • Paint & Sew a Pillow Character.  Pre-drawn or Create Your Own.

And lots more.

Drop In or Drop Off during Open Studio to make your own. Parents can Drop In or Drop Off (for ages 4+; ages 3 & younger a caregiver is required to stay). Mon-Fri, 1-4:30PM. No reservations necessary.

Scribble Art Studio is at 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah also offers art summer camps 2016 for little & big kids.

To learn more about Scribble’s summer camps, art classes & children’s birthdays in Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

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

Visit with Olaf @ Sandbox Children’s Museum Big Summer Blowout, Hilton Head Is.

July 25th, 2016

Big Summer Blowout Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head “Big Summer Blowout” End of Summer Celebration @  Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

10AM-2PM Wed. Aug. 3
School is just around the corner so come for an end of summer celebration.

Special visitor “Olaf” will be there for photo op between 11AM-1PM, outside activities (weather permitting) include bounce house, building blocks, facepainting by Morgan’s Mommy Facepainting People and more.

Inside activities include all our hands on exhibits, special arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

A light picnic lunch is also included so don’t miss out on the dog days of the summer at The Sandbox!
Event admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Military and senior discounts are available.
First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain.
(Sorry, coupons not valid for special event)

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August 11 – FREE Countdown to Kindergarten
5-7PM

The Sandbox: An Interactive Children’s Museum invites all rising kindergartners and their families to the annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration. The celebration will provide parents with a helpful school readiness checklist of things children need to know before starting kindergarten. Families can connect with representatives from a variety of community organizations to learn about educational, health and local resources available to them. Children of all ages will enjoy fun games and activities, free admission to the museum and receive fun take home items to help them start the school year off right!
COST: FREE.

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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. 

Kids’ Adventure Race, Hilton Head Is.

July 25th, 2016

Kids' Adventure Race Savannah Hilton Head Is. Reebok Crossfit Coastal Carolina, First Baptist Church and the Island Recreation Center present “Courage”, a Kid’s Adventure Race.

The Kids’ Adventure Race is Sat. Sept 10 2016 @ First Baptist Church Hilton Head, where the race will take you through the beautiful acreage of FBC, navigating and competing through obstacles and forest trails.

The event is fun for all ages and will include heats for ages 5-8, 9-12 and 13-17.

Learn more here.

Race Details

Age Groups:
Ages 5-8: 1 mile with 9-12 obstacles/challenges
Ages 9-12: 2-3 mile with 12-15 obstacles/challenges
Ages: 13-17: 3-4 mile with 12-15 obstacles/challenges
Registration Fee
$25 per race entry (includes adventure race shirt)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sept 9

Race Day Info

Please make sure your children wear long socks to ensure safety and clothes that can get dirty and stay dirty.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be Fri. Sept 9, 4-6:30PM at First Baptist Church (Family Life Center).

Awards

First 125 participants will receive a race shirt.

Top three finishers from each age group will be awarded race medals.

Musical Instrument Lessons; Early Childhood Music Kindermusik Savannah Classes

July 25th, 2016

Kindermusik Savannah Music Instrument LessonsBig bro or sis off to school soon?

Enjoy some special time with your little one – join a Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano  class today. First class is free!

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912.988.KEYS for more info. Themes are “Busy Days” for babies under 2, “Time for Lunch” for toddlers 2-3, and “In my Garden” for Tuesday family class- ages 0-7.

Private musical instrument lessons

Interested in private instrument lessons in the Bloomingdale area? 88 Keys Piano is starting up lessons at our studio in the fall. Email music@88keysga.com for more info today.

Violin, viola, cello & piano available.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,   email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Saturday sailing lessons @ Lake Mayer, Savannah

July 24th, 2016

saturday sailing lessons lake mayer Can’t get enough of summer?
Make it last a little longer by taking part in the sailing lessons offered by Savannah Sailing Center at Lake Mayer.

Fun instructors, beautiful setting, great introduction to the sport. The Sailing Center offers Saturday lessons during the year, noon-4PM @ Lake Mayer on the following dates:
Aug. 6.20 & 27;
Sept. 10,17 & 24
Oct. 15, 22 & 29.

Sailing lessons for both adults and children ages 8 & older are available on scheduled Saturdays. The course includes 4 hours of instruction, follows the US Sailing curriculum, and is documented with the US Sailing certification record book. Students are required to call or email the office to register for lessons.

Cost

SSC Member- $55/lesson
Non SSC Member – $75/lesson
SSC Certified Member Open Sail- $10/person

Learn more here.

To register call 912-352-9996 or email savsailing@yahoo.com

Memorial Health’s free Mommy Mail program for pregnant & new parents

July 20th, 2016

Mommy Mail Breastfeeding Memorial Health

Attention new & expectant parents.

Memorial Health’s free email program – Mommy Mail – for expectant and new parents includes customized information, news and resources tailored to your specific stage of pregnancy and/or your child’s age—as well as announcements from their staff and access to support information—all conveniently delivered right to you.

As you prepare for childbirth and caring for your new baby, this program allows Memorial Health staff to touch base with you by email each week to make sure you have additional support on your journey into parenthood.

Sign up here or text mommymail to 313131

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Savannah preschool searching? Maggie’s Morning School has opening for 3s & 4s class

July 19th, 2016

Maggies-Morning-School-banner-ad-Savannah

Preschool searching in Savannah for 2016-17?

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah has limited openings in their preschool 3’s /4’s class.

Recently voted BEST by Savannah Magazine and Connect Savannah, Maggie’s Morning School currently has limited openings for Preschool 3’s and 4’s class (not the state funded Pre-K).

Choose from 2, 3 or 5 half days or full days. Open House is Thursday, August 4 from 3-5 p.m.

School starts Mon. Aug. 8.

Maggie’s Morning School is starting their 35th school year! Come visit and see why we are called “The Creative Alternative”.

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.

Barre Bounce (barre toning + cardio) coming to fit46, Savannah

July 19th, 2016

barre cardio gym savannah fit46A new barre concept called Barre Bounce is coming soon to fit46 studio in Savannah. It includes barre toning + cardio (on a rebounder/trampoline).

Promo Code for FREE Class

fit46 studio just added an option to their fit46 Web site for new clients to submit their email address to receive a promo code for a FREE class. The submission place is on their home page @ www.fit46.com

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.

Childcare available 

fit46 is now offering childcare 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 $5 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 

Gymnastics & Tumbling After-School Classes @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

July 18th, 2016

Gymnastics Classes Savannah Tumbling Summit

For 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.

Fall 2016 Gymnastics & Tumbling classes start Aug. 1 2016. 

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

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Class Pricing for Recreational Gymnastics, Tumbling

Twinkling Stars & Shining Stars – $72/per month
Rising Stars, Shooting Stars, Super Stars, Rock Stars, Tumbling Classes – $84/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, MULTI-CLASS AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS

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Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics

Every Monday & Thursday starting in August
9:30-11AM
$5 per child (Cash or check only)
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.

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