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Donate your candy: Savannah Halloween Candy Give-Back 2019, Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Halloween Candy Give-back Savannah Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Here’s a way your kids can protect their teeth from too much Halloween candy & show appreciation to our U.S. troops.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah and Statesboro will collect your kids’ extra and leftover Halloween candy & send the candy to our troops overseas through  Operation Gratitude.

Kids can donate their Halloween candy @ Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah and Statesboro and it will be sent to our troops overseas. Everyone wins by participating in the program kids improve their oral health & support our men and women overseas.

The rules:
1. Drop unused, wrapped candy off between the dates of Nov. 1- Nov. 5 2019. Monday-Thursday 8AM-5PM and
Friday 8AM-2PM.
2. By donating each person will be entered to win Starbucks and Amazon gift cards.
3. Enjoy giving back to our troops overseas

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry’s new Statesboro location
123 Hill Pond Lane
Statesboro, Ga 30458
912-402-5437

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About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna. 

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah pediatricians) SouthCoast Health experts on Halloween safety

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Savannah pediatricians doctors SouthCoast Health Elam

As a parent and pediatrician, SouthCoast Health pediatrician Dr. Nelson Elam understands the importance of finding a balance between having a great time and the ensuring your kids stay safe while they are out trick-or-treating.

Dr. Elam shares tips on Halloween safety here including what to do if your child has food allergies.

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SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16
912.303.3500

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A
912.527.5352

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East
912.826.4866

SouthCoast Health is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Scary in the Dairy 2019 Halloween Festival, Savannah

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Scary in the Dairy Savannah Pegasus Halloween Pumpkin Carving contest

Scary in the Dairy @ Pegasus Riding Academy, Savannah.

Halloween fun for the whole family! Haunted Hay Rides, horse rides, pumpkin carving, cake walk, bubble factory and games. Plus a pumpkin carving contest at 6PM. Schools can compete.

Sun. Oct. 27 at 4-8PM
Pegasus Riding Academy Savannah
prasav.
The Old Dairy
2500 Tennessee Ave.
Savannah, GA 31404
907.414.1236

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE PEGASUS RIDING ACADEMY HORSES LIFTING LIVES

Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Parent's Night Out Summit Gymnastics

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.

Summit Gymnastics is offering a parents’ night out this month so you can enjoy a childfree evening. Open too all ages 4 & older. (Must be potty-trained)

Parents Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics 

7-11PM Sat. Oct. 19 2019

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

To register, email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com or call (912)-921-1034.

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

(Savannah museums, forts) Cure Me or Kill Me at Old Fort Jackson

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Old Fort Jackson Savannah kids historical sites forts

If you had been a soldier during the American Civil War, would common medical treatments of the time have cured you–or killed you?

Visit Old Fort Jackson in Savannah on Saturdays and Sundays during October 2019 for Cure Me or Kill Me to explore the struggles of ill and wounded soldiers fighting on both sides during the American Civil War.

Cure Me or Kill Me will allow visitors to participate in infantry demonstrations and to learn about triage, field hospitals, surgery, and so much more! Get hands-on experience with moving a stretcher and performing battlefield triage, as well as an up-close look at a variety of tools used in treatment.

Cure Me or Kill Me programming is ongoing 10AM-4PM Saturdays and Sundays in October. This family-friendly programming is included in museum admission ($9 per adult, $5 per child, age 2 to 12) and is appropriate for all audiences. Cure Me or Kill Me is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find info on how to become a member here. 

Cure Me or Kill Me program
10AM-4PM Saturdays & Sundays during October 2019
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
Hosted by Old Fort Jackson & Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah

Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Hollywood Hills family-friendly Halloween haunted house in Savannah

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Hollywood Hills Family Friendly Savannah haunted house

Hollywood Hills Sanitarium, Savannah’s newest “haunted house,” premiers with a double-feature this Fri. Oct. 18, 2019, including an interactive, entertaining experience and a horror-filled haunted experience (rated PG-13) at Savannah Technical College at 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA, 31406.

STC film production students have built sets, will create special effects makeup for horror heroes, and will star in the attraction.

The 6-8PM experience includes a talking witch, singing pumpkins and is supposed to be less scary.  The haunted nightmare rises from the dead at 8PM starring horror movie icons with a psych ward of horrors, a haunted graveyard, a mad scientist, spinning vortex and more.

Hollywood Hills Sanitarium will be open Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 18 through Nov. 2 2019. Cash and cards will be accepted at the door. Admission is $10 6-8PM version Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $15 for the horror show (PG-13), which runs 8-11PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Proceeds will benefit student film projects.

UPDATE: Some parents who attended the premier night said the 6-8PM is not G-rated and more appropriate for older children. 

Tickets will be discounted $2 for military with ID ($2), seniors (65+), or for a gently-used costume donation. Guests bringing a new full costume donation will receive a $5 discount for one ticket. Costumes will be distributed by Film Biz Recycling in conjunction with their costume drive.

Buy tickets at the door.

To find the entrance, turn left after the White Bluff entrance and travel toward the south/Hunter AAF side of the campus. Look for an ambulance with lights flashing.

Hollywood Hills Sanitarium Haunted House
Fridays & Saturdays Oct. 18-Nov. 2 2019
6-8PM for less scary version
8-11PM for the PG-13-rated version
Savannah Technical College
5717 White Bluff Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31406

Savannah Technical College is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Fall Festivals) Boo Bash @ St. Peter the Apostle School

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Boo Bash St. Peter the Apostle School Savannah Wilmington Island Save the date for Boo Bash 2019 @ St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Is. in Savannah.

Bring your family and friends for a day of fun, games, prizes, raffles, bounce houses, vendors, and food.

Kids entrance fee of $10. Adults are FREE! Open to the public.

Boo Bash 2019
Sat. Oct. 26, 2019, 11AM-3 PM
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School
Savannah, GA

More about St. Peter the Apostle School

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.

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

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

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

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.

Savannah Halloween 2019 Trick or Treat Time

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Trick Treat Halloween Times Savannah

Savannah Halloween Trick or Treat Time
5-8PM Thurs. Oct. 31 2019

Halloween is coming up fast! Savannah Police Department is recommending trick or treating occur on Halloween Oct. 31, 5-8PM

Find Savannah police Halloween safety tips here.

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FIND MORE FAMILY FALL EVENTS IN OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2019

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Pooler Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Risen Savior Pumpkin Patch Pooler 2019

Bring the kids to Risen Savior’s Pumpkin Patch in Pooler, which is designed to be a quality and safe fall activity for your family to enjoy.

Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch go to the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico (This is also where the pumpkins come from, employing 700 Native Americans and making positive and lasting impact on a region with 42% unemployment); Risen Savior Christian Academy and Risen Savior’s youth conference travel expenses.

Pumpkin Patch 2019: Sat. Oct. 12 through Thurs. Oct. 31, 11AM-7PM (weekdays); Noon-7PM (weekends)

Cost: free to enter (pumpkins are priced according to size)

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Fall Festival: Weekend of October 26-27 

October 26-27 2019, Noon-5PM will be a festival weekend join with some additional activities for all ages (Pumpkin patch will be open until 7PM):

  • Vendors
  • Bounce Houses
  • Carnival Games & Raffle Baskets
  • Face Painting
  • Bake Sale
  • Pumpkins for sale

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

(Savannah Fall Festivals) Fall Family Fun Guide 2019

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Savannah Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Corn Mazes 2016

Savannah Fall Fun Guide 2019

Pumpkin-spice latte-fueled Fall Fun in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

Here are 50 things to do this fall – festivals, pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, Halloween fun, seafood fests, county fairs, pig races, free kids’ happenings & more.

See the Savannah-area 2019 Fall Fun list here. 

Enjoy!

Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Parent's Night Out Summit Gymnastics

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.

Summit Gymnastics is offering a parents’ night out this month so you can enjoy a childfree evening. Open too all ages 4 & older. (Must be potty-trained)

Parents Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics 

7-11PM Sat. Oct. 19 2019

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

To register, email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com or call (912)-921-1034.

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

(Savannah Halloween events) Yellow Fever living history program @ Davenport House Museum

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Yellow Fever Davenport Savannah Halloween 2019

The Davenport House in Historic Savannah will host a dramatic recreation of the Yellow Fever outbreak in Savannah in the early 19th century at 7PM on Friday and Saturday nights throughout October 2019.

Costumed interpreters portray residents coping with the realities of life during a catastrophe with an exploration of death and funeral customs, medical treatments as well as how various sectors of the population dealt with events. A highlight is moving though the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments. In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half of the city’s population, both free and enslaved African Americans, are revealed.

Not appropriate for children younger than 8.

Living history program: Yellow Fever in Savannah
7PM on Friday & Saturday nights in October 2019: DATES: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26.
The show is 45 minutes long.
@ Davenport House Museum
324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Cost:  $16 in advance; $19 at the door. Space is limited and patrons are encouraged to get their tickets in advance.
CONTACT: 912-236-8097; info@davenporthousemuseum.org; www.davenporthousemuseum.org

If you go, please note:
· The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in low light.
· Guests are encouraged to arrive on time to enjoy the full experience.
· Because of the subject matter, the program is not suitable for children under eight years of age.
· The Davenport House Museum is a property of Historic Savannah Foundation.

New this year:
· While the story focuses on Yellow Fever in 1820 as a summation, the story will continue to the present day.
· There is a new scene depicting the household duties that come into play when there has been a death in the house including preparation of the body for burial.
· A scene is adapted from a Conrad Akin story that attempts to answer “What is it like to be dead?”
· Patrons will hear a portion of a sermon which explains not how yellow fever happens but why.

Returning this year:
· Jamal Toure and his interpretation of illness and treatment of the African and African American population of Savannah.
· Patrons will meet two doctors Mary Lavindar and William Coffee Daniell who discuss their treatments for the illness.

Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides open Oct. 4 for Fall 2019 Season, Ridgeland, S.C.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch Pig Races Ridgeland Savannah Fall 2019 The 12th Annual The Great Pumpkin Patch @ Holiday Farms  will be open for the 2019 season Oct. 4- Oct . 31 2019 in nearby Ridgeland, SC, about a 1 hour drive from Savannah.

Pig races every day, plus hayrides, pumpkins & more.

Spend a day on Holiday Farms enjoying: Jumppad, Bounce house, Haytona Speedway, Duck Race, Cow Milking, Steer Roping, Corn Grinding, Barnyard Zoo, Barrel Racing and, of course, a hayride to the pumpkin patch. And our personal favorite, Pigtucky Derby (pig races).

Great fall field trip for churches, schools, daycares, scouts, etc.

Holiday Farms is open weekdays & weekends starting Oct. 4 2019.

Holiday Farms pig races pumpkin patch hayrides savannah ridgeland Field Trips

Holiday Farms offers field trips for schools, churches, scout groups, and more. Reservations now being taken for groups and field trips. You may reach Holiday Farms by phone at 843-726-5527 or email holidayfarms@yahoo.com.

Holiday Farms 2019 Schedule & Hours

Family owned and operated since 2008.

Open Oct. 4-Oct. 31, Monday-Thursday 9AM to 2PM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to dark with the last hayride leaving at 6PM, and Sunday from 1-5PM.

Military Discount Day

Special Military Day on Sat. Oct. 5 2019
All active duty military, spouses, and children will receive 50% off admission with proper ID.

Concessions every day

Holiday Farms will have concessions for sale daily.  The Food Trap will be at Holiday Farms Monday-Thursday and Sat-Sun, and Fry Babys will be there Friday-Sunday. Snow Cones, kettle corn, turkey legs, nachos, and other snacks will also be available daily.

Stay connected about other events at Holiday Farms by liking their Facebook page here.

Holiday Farms, 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936, (843) 726-5527, email holidayfarms@yahoo.com
www.holidayfarmssc.com  Holiday Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR FALL FUN GUIDE 2019 HERE.

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Pooler Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Risen Savior Pumpkin Patch Pooler 2019

Bring the kids to Risen Savior’s Pumpkin Patch in Pooler, which is designed to be a quality and safe fall activity for your family to enjoy.

Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch go to the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico (This is also where the pumpkins come from, employing 700 Native Americans and making positive and lasting impact on a region with 42% unemployment); Risen Savior Christian Academy and Risen Savior’s youth conference travel expenses.

Pumpkin Patch 2019: Sat. Oct. 12 through Thurs. Oct. 31, 11AM-7PM (weekdays); Noon-7PM (weekends)

Cost: free to enter (pumpkins are priced according to size)

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Fall Festival: Weekend of October 26-27 

October 26-27 2019, Noon-5PM will be a festival weekend join with some additional activities for all ages (Pumpkin patch will be open until 7PM):

  • Vendors
  • Bounce Houses
  • Carnival Games & Raffle Baskets
  • Face Painting
  • Bake Sale
  • Pumpkins for sale

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Richmond Hill Pediatric Dentists: Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Kid's Dentistree Savannah Richmond Hill pediatric dentists

Below is a guest post from Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill , a pediatric dentist office in Richmond Hill.

Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

For kids, Halloween is all about dressing up in costumes and trying to collect the most trick-or-treat sweets possible. However, there is nothing spookier than the cavities these candy binges can cause. Even though no candy is considered healthy for your teeth, there are some that are better and worse than others. To help you sort out your child’s candy bag, read our Halloween candy blog post.

One of the best times to schedule a trip to the dentist is right after Halloween. Kid’s Dentistree’s talented dentist and team of hygienists will ensure your child’s smile is healthy after all the holiday treats while also teaching them the best dental habits for a lifetime of strong teeth. For more information, click here!

The Kid’s Dentistree office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Kid’s Dentistree is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Savannah daytrips) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch hayrides maze fall Savannah Chatham County 2019

Tickets giveaway: We’re giving away two family-four packs of tickets to Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze.

Enter to win: Just go to the giveaway announcement post on our SouthernMamas.com Facebook by clicking here & comment on it, telling us your favorite fall tradition, event, activity. (Need ideas? Check out our Savannah Fall Fun Guide 2019 here.) THEN SHARE THE FB POST. You have until 8PM Sun. Sept. 29 to enter to win, then we’ll announce the two winners soon after here; on our Facebook page & on Instagram. 

UPDATE: Winners are Julie S. & Courtney D. Congratulations! Please email us at anne@southernmamas.com

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Poppell Farms  opens for the 2019 Fall season this Sat. Sept 28. 

Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, farm fun, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities are open every Saturday & Sunday Sept. 28-Oct. 27 2019.

2019 Events @ Poppell Farms

Grand Opening Weekend & Military Appreciation Military Appreciation ($2 per ticket discount w/military ID): Sept. 28, 2019

Camp Sunshine (A portion of proceeds for the day will be donated to Camp Sunshine): Sept. 29, 2019

Collegiate Football Day. Wear your favorite team shirt to be entered into drawings for prizes all day. Oct. 5, 2019

Girl Scout Day ($10 each, girls & leaders, all others in party pay discount admission rate of $ 12 ages 4 & older plus sales tax; 3 & youger are free): Oct. 12, 2019

Mattie’s Mission (Mattie’s Mission will be at the farm & a portion of proceeds for the day will be donated to their cause.): Oct. 19, 2019

Local Heroes Day (Poppell Farms welcomes Law Enforcement, Emergency Personnel & Teachers from Odum & surrounding area to the farm this weekend. Visitors in these career categories will get a $2-per-ticket discount with valid ID. Poppell will honor Hunter Higgenbotham, a 2-year old battling cancer. Poppell Farms will donate a portion of proceeds from admissions on this day to Hunter’s family) : Oct. 26, 2019

About Poppell Farms

Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, get lost in the maze, ride the cow train, feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, crop hoppers for big kids, which are giant jumping air pillows that have kids giggling upon their first bounce.

PICNIC AREAS are available for use, so bring your own food or visit Poppell Farms’ CALF-A CONCESSION STAND for hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, chicken sandwiches & fries. Candy, popcorn & treats available.

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

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 FOR MORE SPECIAL FALL FUN , VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM FALL FUN GUIDE 2019 HERE.