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Warriors 4 William golf fundraiser to end childhood cancer, June 8, Savannah

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Warriors for William Foundation Savannah Warriors for William Foundation tees up for their first annual golf fundraiser to eradicate childhood cancer- MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015 at 8AM.

The foundation’s first annual golf tournament will take place at Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa on Hutchinson Island in Savannah.

There will be hole prizes, gift bags full of merchandise, a 50/50 raffle and a chance at winning a car donated by Grainger Honda. Lunch will be provided by Paul Kennedy Catering.

Cost: $125 per player or $500 per team of four. Proceeds benefit Warriors for William Foundation,  a nonprofit organization to raise money for pediatric cancer research which was inspired by William Webb and his fight against neuroblastoma.

William, 4, won the hearts of many in Savannah during his brave 11-month long battle with the rare pediatric cancer. William died Feb. 5, 2014.

Anyone interested may register by emailing warriors4william@gmail.com or signing up in person at Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in the pro shop.

Learn more here. 

Special Needs Scholarship for Music Classes, Savannah

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Kindermusik Savannah Mommy and Me EventsDo you have or know of a baby with any type of special need – development delays, hearing impediments, language issues or others? Kindermusik classes in Savannah can be of great benefit.

Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano will be offering an entire month of FREE CLASSES IN JUNE for one winner of our Annual Special Needs Scholarship. One child age newborn to 3 will be awarded a month of weekly classes and at-home materials.

To apply, please email music@88keysga.com and write “Kindermusik scholarship” in the subject line. Deadline for applications: May 29, 2015.

Also, join Kindermusik for three mornings of choo-choo-ing fun as we offer our May Musical play date three times. The theme is TRAINS.

Class will be offered Tuesday, May 26, Wednesday, May 27, and Saturday, May 30 at 10:00am. Play dates are open to ages 0-7.

To enroll, visit www.88keysga.com or call 912.988.KEYS.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza in Savannah turns 2, May 15

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Uncle Maddio's Birthday celebration Savannah Eat at Uncle Maddio’s pizza joint in Savannah this Fri. May 15 to celebrate their 2nd Birthday!

Celebrate your favorite pizza joint’s birthday with Amy Taylor Live & special guest Rick Tiger, 6:30-8:30 PM May 15. $2 Abita tap take-over. Details here. 

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, 7805 Abercorn Street #2, Savannah, 31406, (912) 777-4479 emailabercorn@unclemaddios.com, On Facebook here.  Uncle Maddio’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Mommy & Me Music Programs: Kindermusik in Savannah for ages 0-5, first class is free for new visitors

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Kindermusik Savannah Early Music Classes Toddlers

Join Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for all new themes in May!

Babies 0’s and 1’s will begin “Mama Goose” on Mondays at 9:20am, and toddlers ages 2’s and 3’s will begin “Colors and Shapes on the Farm” on Mondays at 10:15am. Preschoolers ages 4’s and 5’s will begin a brand new class on Mondays at 3:50pm.

To enroll, visit www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik or call 912-988-KEYS.

FIRST TRIAL CLASS IS ALWAYS FREE!

1-Month Free scholarship for child with special needs

Kindermusik is offering a one month free scholarship to one special needs baby/toddler/young child for the month of June! If you know of or have a child with any type of special need, please email music@88keysga.com today.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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

Eat at Uncle Maddio’s pizza April 24 to support programs for adults with developmental disabilities, Savannah

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Uncle Maddio's Savannah

Eat at Uncle Maddio’s pizza joint in Savannah on Fri. April 24 to support Coastal Center for Developmental Services.

Mention CCDS & 10% of your order will support programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

Bonus Family Fun 

5:30-8:30PM April 24. Enjoy live music & sign up for the 4th Annual CCDS Golf Tournament at The Landings.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, 7805 Abercorn Street #2, Savannah, 31406, (912) 777-4479 emailabercorn@unclemaddios.com, On Facebook here.  Uncle Maddio’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

You’re invited: Girls Night Out @ Richmond Hill City Center, April 24

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Girls Night Out Richmond Hill April 24 2015

You’re invited to a special Girls’ Night Out in Richmond Hill, April 24, 7-9:30PM.

New and unique to the Richmond Hill area is Girls Night Out, an exciting event designed to empower, connect and invigorate women while helping to raise the essential funds needed for the programs offered by The Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill.

Guests will mingle through the vendor displays as they enjoy refreshments and girlfriend connections while being pampered and inspired.

One of the highlights of the evening will be motivational sharing from special guest speaker Evelyn I. Fallon, a former national champion cheerleader who now inspires thousands of women online via her blog, “The Making of God’s Cheerleader.”

Fallon – a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer, and life coach who is currently in the midst of penning her first book, set for release in 2016 – strives to motivate and empower women by encouraging them to release the baggage from their pasts, while gaining the freedom to unleash a legacy.

Learn more & purchase tickets here. 

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Mother-Daughter Matilda Jane Derby Day Chari-TEA to Raise Funds for The Children’s Hospital @ Memorial

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Next Generation Matilda Jane Clothing Savannah Memorial Health

You’re invited to an inaugural Derby Day Mother Daughter Chari-TEA, Saturday, May 2 at the Savannah Golf Club to benefit a Savannah children’s hospital.

Drinks and refreshments will be served from 1:30-3PM Tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. The Next Generation’s mission is to foster a positive healthcare experience for children and to further educate parents on children’s healthcare matters through fundraising, volunteer service and educational outreach.

Keeping in the tradition of Derby Day, guests are invited to wear their favorite hats.

Robyn Shirley, Matilda Jane Clothing’s Independent Trunk Keeper and a Team Leader for the Southeast will host the event. (Robyn is pictured above with her two daughters).

During the Chari-TEA, a trunk full of clothes and fun hats will be available for guests to dress up in and take snapshots at a Matilda Jane photo area. Professional photos will also be available the next day. To purchase a ticket, contact Cecilia Russo at 912.665.0005 or info@crussomarketing.com .

MORE INFORMATION ON MATILDA JANE CLOTHING

Matilda Jane Clothing (MJC) was founded by Denise DeMarchis in 2006 as a kitchen table startup that has quickly grown into a national children’s clothing business. Available in girls and adult sizes with designs that are youthful, playful and expressive, the brand’s whimsical approach to texture, pattern and color results in designs that capture the spirit and imagination of childhood. MJC sales are made directly though a Trunk Keeper, a representative who gets to know her customers personally. The exclusive sale of clothing by Trunk Keepers is a direct selling model allowing business opportunities for entrepreneurial women driven by creativity and relationship building. For more information, visit www.matildajaneclothing.com

To book or attend a Matilda Jane Clothing trunk show in Savannah or Bluffton/Hilton Head Is.,  contact Robyn Shirley at 843-384-3842 or robyns@matildajaneclothing.com.

Robyn Shirley, Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com Robyn Shirley is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Save the date: 2015 FREE Fit Kids Fest, Savannah, April 18

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Junior League of Savannah KidsFest 2015 Free Family Events Savannah Junior League of Savannah to Host Fit Kids Fest free interactive health and fitness event for area kids and their parents Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3-5 PM at Optimist Field in Daffin Park.

Since the mid 1980’s obesity has increased so that not only is it considered an epidemic, but it has become one of the most serious public health problems facing the United States. One in three children in Chatham County is considered obese. Studies show that overweight kids are more likely to become overweight and obese adults. If obesity among kids continues to increase at this rate, our current generation could become the first in history to live shorter and sicker lives than their parents.

To aid in curbing this growing epidemic, the Junior League of Savannah will host their third annual Fit Kids Fest on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 from 3-5PM at Optimist Field in Daffin Park.

The first 250 kids will receive free tickets to that evening’s Sand Gnats game and a free t-shirt.

Fit Kids Fest is a free community event, focused on increasing awareness and prevention of childhood obesity by providing children and their parents with resources and tools to help them make more educated choices and live active, healthy lifestyles.

Tummy Time Foods will be this year’s event,  hosting a healthy cooking demonstration for children and their families.

Questions? Contact Kristen Peterson at 912-713-5440 or kristenpshelton@hotmail.com

Cards from The Creative Hearts Network benefit Children’s Hospital @ Memorial Health, Savannah

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
cards Creative Hearts Network Memorial Savannah

Examples of Creative Hearts Network cards

Creative Hearts Network cards Memorial Health Scribble Art Studio Savannah

Examples of Creative Hearts Network cards

Creative Hearts Memorial Health Savannah

To purchase cards and peruse images of cards available, click here. 

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. 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

Yoga class to support pediatric cancer research, March 19, Richmond Hill

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Richmond Hill Yoga Class to support Pediatric Cancer Research

Yoga Class to support Pediatric Cancer Research
Thurs. March 19 6:30-8PM
Awakening Yoga Studio
2453 US Highway 17 #A,
Richmond Hill, Ga 31324

Please join mother, yoga instructor and artist Antoinette Louw on Thursday March 19 for an all-levels Vinyasa Flow class to support pediatric cancer research.

Warriors for William Foundation Savannah 100% of proceeds from this Donation-Only class will be given to Warriors for William Foundation to support Pediatric Cancer Research.

Antoinette also will be selling her works of art and is generously donating all proceeds to the Warriors for William Foundation. This is going to be an amazing event that will leave you filled with Love, Hope and of course–Yoga!

Please come and encourage friends to come. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary.

This is a DONATION-ONLY class, but you are asked to please pre-register by clicking here, then click on tickets. 

Antoinette Louw is mother of a 5-year old boy who was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric kidney cancer in September 2014 and currently is in treatment at Memorial Health. Antoinette is also an artist and yoga teacher.

Antoinette has now teamed up with Awakening Yoga Studio in Richmond Hill as well as the Warriors for William Fund to help raise money for Pediatric Cancer Research – something she feels highly passionate about.

Learn more here. 

Learn more about Frank Callen Club for Boys & Girls @ a Savannah oyster roast, March 1

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Frank Callen Boys & GIrls Club Savannah

Want to help curb Savannah’s severe gang and crime-related violence problem?

Join WSAV morning anchor Dave Kartunen at an Oyster Roast to raise awareness of the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club in Savannah, Sunday, March 1 @ Coach’s Corner from 1-4p.

Learn more about the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club @ this community-recognition event.

For 98 years, the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs have been in the forefront of youth development, maintaining a significant role in our community. The club provides children with developmental activities and services, encouragement and hope. The club’s mainstay programming is focused on academic success, sports and fitness, character and leadership training and healthy lifestyles. Though the club only charges members a mere $10 annual fee, it actually costs us $600+ per child, per year to provide those services. Each year, the club works with more than 1,000 children from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances and focus on a mission of enabling all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club depends on the generosity of  donors in the Savannah community in order to continue with their mission.

As you know, gang and crime related violence is on the rise here in Savannah. However, if the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club has at-risk youth in programs, they are less likely to end up on the streets. Did you know that 33% of Savannah’s children live in poverty? As a result, children in poverty are 6 times more likely to drop out of high school and more likely to get involved with drugs, alcohol, gangs and crime. As a direct correlation, 80% of Georgia’s prison population is made up of high school dropouts. The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs can change that; and, instead offer a bright future for our children.

The club’s programs work: 78% of the club’s kids are On Grade Level (the remaining 22% are those with learning disabilities); 93% are expected to complete high school; 88% intend/expect to go on to college; and, 37% of the club’s teens expect to achieve an advanced degree.

St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving events in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, February 13th, 2015

St. Baldrick's Savannah Hilton Head Is. St. Baldrick’s Savannah Annual Head-Shaving Event, March 7

Savannah’ annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise funds for children’s cancer research will be 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 7, in front of Wild Wing Café in Savannah’s City Market.

Volunteers shave their heads to show support for children who usually lose their hair during cancer treatment. They also raise funds to support children’s cancer research. You can sign up to have your head shaved or make a donation to sponsor someone who is getting shaved. Click here  to see a list of people who have already signed up to participate.

There will also be a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser on Thursday, February 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Your Pie located at 7630 Skidaway Road, Unit A-1, in Savannah.

Since its inception in 2000, St. Baldrick’s Foundation has held more than 7,000 head-shaving events worldwide, raising more than $186 million for cancer research. The pediatric hematology/oncology program at Memorial University Medical Center, along with the Children’s Oncology Group, benefit from St. Baldrick’s in the form of clinical research trials for pediatric cancer patients.

For more information about the 2015 St. Baldrick’s event, contact Yael Elfassy-Conner at Yelpasso@hotmail.com.

Hilton Head Is. St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving Event, March 14

Mellow Mushroom of Hilton Head Island will host the fourth annual St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser on Saturday, March 14 from 3pm -to 5pm.

Joe DiNovo of Joe’s Barbershop will lead the team of Barbers shaving the heads of the Hilton Head area men, women and children, encouraging the community to support their action by making donations to their team.

The fund raiser – which also will feature a silent auction and live music – is organized by Terry and Cynthia Cermak, who started the event in honor of their son Henry. In 2013, St. Baldrick’s created a Hero Fund in his name: the Henry Cermak Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research. The Cermak’s headshaving events have raised over $50,000.00 for Henry’s Fund, and in July provided 50% of the funding for a research grant studying pediatric brain cancer treatments at St. Jude Hospital.

Volunteers can join a team or start their own team here.

Merchants who wish to help sponsor the event can call 843-476-4768 or email henrys1ups@gmail.com.

FREE Winter Wonderland Ball for Savannah Military Families, Jan. 31

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Winter Wonderland Ball for Savannah Military Families Attention military families stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.

If you are stationed at HAAF and have young children who would like to attend Enchant My Party‘s Winter Wonderland Ball @ Hunter (with the Snow Queen, Ice Princess, Cinderella & more), Enchant My Party has donated 80 tickets to a special 6PM session this Saturday January 31 just for you.

It will be first come/first serve, so stop by the Hunter Club and sign up for your free tickets soon.

This is a free event for military families so even if your spouse is deployed you can still attend with your children.

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.

Enchant My Party, www.enchantmyparty.com, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email enchantmyparty@gmail.com 
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You’re invited: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism 15th Anniversary featuring an oyster roast, local craft beer and school open house

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in Savannah announces the first of its 15th Anniversary Celebration events featuring an oyster roast, local craft beer and school open house

To highlight The Matthew Reardon Center’s commitment to the greater Savannah community, the event will include regionally sourced oysters, locally produced craft beer, and barbeque. Entertainment will be provided by beloved area musicians, The Skiplings.

Open-house style tours of the school will be available.

Who: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism
What: 15th Anniversary Celebration featuring an oyster roast, local craft beer and school open house
When: Saturday, January 31, from Noon-2pm
Where: 2pm under the tent in front of MRCA, which is located in the professional office park at 6602 Abercorn St.
Details: Tickets are $40/adult 21+ and $15/child. Tickets may be purchased online here.

Contact: Contact: Faye Montgomery | t. 912-355-9098 | e. advocacydirector@matthewreardon.org

About The Matthew Reardon Center

MRCA was founded by native Savannahian Kim Reardon and is named for her son. In 1993 when he was in kindergarten, Matthew Reardon contracted viral encephalitis, which caused permanent brain injury and epilepsy. At that time, Savannah had did not have facilities to treat children with serious illness such as his. The Reardon family and friends donated money to Memorial Health University Medical Center, which made medical care for neurological impairment available locally. Through their experiences, the Reardons learned that children suffering from neurological disorders have many needs beyond those that are physical. It was from this realization that the Matthew Reardon Center was born. As the incidence of autism increased dramatically, The Center refocused its resources specifically on the unique needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism operates the only year-round, day school in southeast Georgia for children with ASD. Furthermore, it promotes outreach and advocacy through forged partnerships with existing medical, educational, and community services in order to help these children reach their full potential and enhance their quality of life as well as that of their families. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, and relies on support of those who share our passion and vision. For more information, visit www.matthewreardon.org.

The Matthew Reardon Center, 6602 Abercorn St., Savannah, tel: 912-355-9098, email: advocacydirector@matthewreardon.org, www.matthewreardon.org

Blue Print School of Pageantry hosts ‘Southern Belles & Cocktails’ fundraiser, Feb. 20

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing SavannahThe Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing in Savannah invites you to pull out your pearls and dust off your bowties for an evening of style, elegance and live entertainment at the inaugural “Southern Belles and Cocktails” fundraiser.

“Southern Belles and Cocktails” proceeds support the year-round work of Blue Print’s scholarship fund and youth-focused portfolio development initiatives.

Event guests will enjoy signature cocktails from Savannah’s Andaz along with a wide array of southern inspired hors d’oeuvres. Guests also can enjoy a complementary makeover bar by Jules’ More Than Makeup and a silent auction featuring items from Nourish.

The “Southern Belles and Cocktails” fundraiser is a partnership between Blueprint School of Pageantry and Finishing, Incorporated, and Jules More than Makeup.

“Southern Belles and Cocktails” is set for 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at Savannah’s Andaz Hotel, 14 Barnard Street. Admission is $50 per person. Program supporters can make donations and purchase event tickets by contacting info@blueprintpageant.com.

The Blue Print Pageant primarily serves clients, ages 8-18, for life beyond adolescence by increasing aptitude in the areas of leadership, decision making, networking and community service.

Funds raised through “Southern Belles and Cocktails” will support certification programs, scholarships, life skills development workshops, and stipends for internships and career shadowing opportunities. Funds also will support the pageant’s continuation and prizes for the 2015 Blue Print Pageant winners.

2015 Registration is open at this time. Please visit www.blueprintpageant.com today.

The Blue Print Pageant was birthed from the Innovation in Youth Development (I-YOUTH) of Baylor-Howells, Incorporated, a program focused on teaching girls ages 8-18 the interpersonal decision making skills essential to a laying a foundation for bright and successful futures. I-Youth is a program designed to empower, develop and guide young people through planning future aspirations. Baylor-Howells, Inc. is organized to enhance the quality of educational experiences for youth and communities through innovative activities and collaborative efforts.

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For more information, contact: Ms. Rowena Baylor-Howells (912) 604-7834

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Savannah’s gun violence epidemic is a public health threat

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Savannah's Gun Violence Crime Problem Public Health Issue

(UPDATE: A 12-year-old Savannah boy named Keith Passmore was shot dead Saturday night Nov. 22. That means three children were shot in three different shootings in Savannah in less than one week.)

This week, two different shootings of Savannah children serve as horrific reminders of this city’s gun violence epidemic.

Kiaja Smalls, 2, was shot dead Tuesday night while sleeping in her Savannah Southside apartment.  The shots were fired from outside the apartment.

On Thursday, a Savannah 6-year-old girl was shot during a domestic dispute. She suffered non-fatal injuries.

Imagine if these cases involved another consumer product other than guns.

Imagine if Kiaja died because of a malfunction in a crib or if she swallowed a laundry detergent pod. Then we would hear from various health and public safety advocates about how to prevent such deaths along with tips about keeping our children safe.

However when it comes to gun violence as a public health issue – we rarely hear from the medical community about how to prevent gun violence.

Even though there are about about 11,000 homicides, 19,000 suicides and more than 2,000 fatal accidents involving guns every year nationwide.  That’s an average of 88 gun deaths per day.

We’d love to see Savannah physicians become more active in counseling patients and the public about firearm safety and working to reduce injuries and deaths from firearms, in the same way that they work to reduce injuries and deaths from poisonings, smoking, motor vehicle traffic accidents, incorrectly installed car seats etc.

For example, how many pediatricians regularly tell parents that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the safest home for children is one without guns?

Health experts – we would love to talk to you about Savannah’s gun violence epidemic and to get your input about what we as parents can do to prevent these shootings from becoming the new normal. Please contact us at anne@southernmamas.com

Funeral donations
Donations are being accepted for the funeral expenses for Kiaja Smalls, 2, who was shot and killed Tuesday night inside a Savannah apartment. The family says donations will be accepted at any local Wells Fargo Bank. A gofundme page has also been set up for the family: http://www.gofundme.com/hid3wk