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Statts Fest 2016 @ Grayson Stadium, Savannah, Sept. 17

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Statts Fest Savannah 20167th Annual Statts Fest will be Sept. 17 @ Grayson Stadium in Savannah & includes kids’ activities, live music, food trucks & silent auction.

Friends of Jason Statts have planned a benefit to help subsidize the medical assistance that Statts, a quadriplegic as a result of violent crime, requires.

Statts Fest fundraiser
Sat. Sept. 17
3 PM – 8 PM
Grayson Stadium
1401 E Victory Dr
Savannah 31404

On Facebook here.

This fundraiser will feature food trucks, a silent auction, lots of kids’ activities and Savannah’s best local bands throughout the event including: Joe Nelson and James Pittman, City Hotel, Damon & the S***Kickers, Waits & Co., The Train Wrecks and Bottles & Cans.

Kids’ events include a book nook tent sponsored by Savannah Children’s Museum. The Savannah Derby Taunts will be on hand to helping with kids races.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at friendsofstatts.com or the day of the event for $20. Children 12 & younger are free with adult.

About Jason Statts

On June 28, 2008, Jason Statts, a professional graphic designer, local musician, 1996 SCAD graduate and overall amazing guy, was a victim of a violent crime in Ardsley Park. Statts was shot in the neck and suffered irreparable damage to his spinal column.

Since then, he has relied on government assistance to cover his mounting medical costs, and the support of his friends and family to keep him smiling. His family and friends host fundraisers to help fill in the gaps in his finances so that he can receive the benefits and medical assistance he requires.

For more information, please visit www.friendsofstatts.com or email info@friendsofstatts.com.

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2016 Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Oct. 1, Savannah

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society The 2016 Buddy Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10AM in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

The 11th annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS).

Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants and this year LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out and raise awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

The Buddy Walk Program encourages participants of all ages and abilities. Carriages, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets are all welcome. The goals are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice. Past Buddy Walk events have raised millions to benefit education, research, and advocacy initiatives nationally, as well as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services here in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.

Family Fun Festival

The walk begins at 10AM with a Family Fun Festival being held immediately thereafter. A wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, other games, as well as music and refreshments will last until 2pm.

Register for the Buddy Walk

Online registration is available here. Participants can also signup starting at 8:30 am the day of the event. Registration is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four, which includes a T-Shirt, lunch & admission to the festival. For more info, contact Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or jcbogardus@gmail.com, or visit www.ldssga.org.

Find more information here.

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2016. 

Surfers for Autism 6th Annual Coastal Empire Beach Festival, Oct. 15

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Surfers for Autism 2016 Savannah Tybee Here’s a chance for Savannah-area children with special needs to be introduced to the sport of surfing: Surfers for Autism 6TH ANNUAL COASTAL EMPIRE BEACH FESTIVAL 2016.

At a Surfers For Autism event, children and young adults within the autism spectrum are provided a safe, fun, judgement free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves.

Participants enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, fire engine tours and much more. Lunch is also provided, all at no cost to registered participants,their families & volunteers.

FREE SURFERS FOR AUTISM 6TH ANNUAL COASTAL EMPIRE BEACH FESTIVAL
9AM-4PM Sat. Oct. 15 2016
Tybee Beach Pier
Tybee Is. GA

For registration info, click here. Registration opens 10AM Aug. 31.

On Facebook here. 

BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass 2016 benefit for The Next Generation, Savannah, Oct. 16

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

 

BBQ Brews Bluegrass Savannah 2016
You’re invited to the 7th Annual BBQ, Brews, and Bluegrass benefit for The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

Sun. Oct. 16, 2016,  Savannah

The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center will host its 7th Annual Barbecue, Brews, and Bluegrass fall event on Sun. Oct. 16, 2016, 2-6PM at the Villa Marie Center on Isle of Hope.

Barbecue, Brews, and Bluegrass is a family friendly event and will feature activities for kids including a close-up look at the Isle of Hope Fire Truck and Memorial’s Angel Care 1 Children’s Ambulance, several inflatables and slides, face painting, arts and crafts, a rock wall, and much more.

Proceeds will directly benefit the neonatal, pediatric and teen patients who rely on the critical care and services of the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah

For sponsorship opportunities, email info@nextgenerationsavannah.com.

For tickets, click here. 

BBQ, local craft brews, and beverages will be available for purchase.

Villa Marie Center, 6 Dolan Drive, Isle of Hope, Savannah, 31406

 

 

Become a foster parent with Georgia MENTOR to help Savannah children in need

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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You have long wanted to help children in need in Savannah.

Here’s your chance.

Become a foster parent. Georgia MENTOR is an agency that partners with the Department of Family and Children Services to place both foster children in care.

Foster parents are called Mentors because they do so much more than simply house children – they change lives.

Georgia MENTOR is always looking for foster parents to open both their hearts and homes in the Savannah area. As a Mentor, you show through your actions that we all matter and we all deserve to live life to the fullest.

Savannah foster parent information sessions:

5-6PM July 6
5-6PM July 20

Call 912-234-6853 or ann.verdine@thementornetwork.com.  Learn more here.

Georgia MENTOR Foster Families Parents Savannah Who can be a Mentor?

You don’t need to be a superhero—just a regular person who’s ready to bring a child into your home and help give them a better life by sharing yours. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay-at-home mom looking to earn money at home or a working family with children of your own. There’s no magic formula—you just have to be you.

Georgia MENTOR will be with you with you every step of the way. And you’ll become part of a whole network of people who, just like you, want to change a child’s life and make a difference at home.

When you’re ready to take the first step toward becoming a Mentor, please submit the Become a Mentor inquiry form.

Georgia MENTOR, www.ga-mentor.com, 912-234-6853 or ann.verdine@thementornetwork.com. On Facebook here.  Georgia MENTOR is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free month of Kindermusik Savannah for a child with special needs

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Special needs Kindermusik Savannah

Special needs scholarship!

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano is offering one free month of Kindermusik (including the @Home materials) for one child with special needs this June 2016.

This is a $64 value! Email music@88keysga.com for an application to this scholarship or visit www.kindermusikwith88keys.com for more info – 912.988.KEYS.

Learn more here

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

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

Runway in Bloom fashion show to benefit children’s garden @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Runway in Bloom Savannah Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens You are invited to “Runway in Bloom” – a fashion show at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah, on May 29, 2016.

Proceeds help fund the future children’s garden at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.

Supporters of the children’s garden believe in the importance of teaching our children about our beautiful environment through hands on learning experiences, which will be a vital part of our children’s garden.

The concept,” Runway in Bloom” is to inspire and showcase the creativity of local designers. It will include collections from Savannah College of Art and Design fashion designers, fine retail apparel and small boutiques.

The theme for the show and collections are designs inspired by nature and flowers.

Featured collections will be made from botanicals and flowers found at the gardens designed by Stephanie Tedder and Hayley Larson, the event producer and co-producer of “Runway in Bloom”.

Tickets

RSVP- 912-921-5460

Sunday, May 29, 2016
5PM

VIP Tickets: $50 includes private tour of the gardens, terrace seating, gift bag.

General Admission: $20

To RSVP and purchase a general admission or V.I.P. ticket, please call (912) 921-5460.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419.  http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

Lead actor of “Where Hope Grows” joins Night of Champions, May 12, Savannah

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

David DeSanctis Where Hope Grows Savannah Lead Actor of “Where Hope Grows”, David DeSanctis, will join Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society as they present their 7th annual Night of Champions in Savannah.

The event will be Thurs. May 12 at 6PM at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom located at 1 Resort Drive.

This community event celebrates differently abled adults, including these with Down Syndrome, and recognizes the local businesses that employ them.

Special screening @ Savannah Arts Academy

David DeSanctis will also be present for a special screening of “Where Hope Grows” on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Savannah Arts Academy.

For more information on this years Night of Champions, click here. 

Matilda Jane Clothing to Host Charitable Trunk Show @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Matilda Jane Savannah Children's Museum Matilda Jane Clothing will host a special “Janes Give Back” trunk show @ Savannah Children’s Museum, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the museum.

The event will be this Sat. April 23, 11AM-1PM @ 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, 31401.

The trunk show is open to the public and is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $7.50 for all guests ages 18 months and older. Free for Coastal Heritage Society members.

The colorful and whimsical fashion line carries clothing for babies, ages 3 to 24 months, girls age 2 to 10, tweens age 8 to 14 and designs for ladies sizes XS-XL. Gift cards will also be available for purchase at the event. The “Janes Give Back” program has raised more than $180,000 for 849 organizations.

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Girls on the Runway fashion show to benefit Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Girls on the Runway Fashion Show Fund Raiser Girls on the Runway!

Hosted by Mercer University School of Medicine, Girls on the Runway is a Fashion Show event that will celebrate strong, confident girls on Sunday, April 3 from 1-3PM.

Purchase tickets here. 

Girls on The Runway will feature great new looks from Runway Seven, Matilda Jane, Kendra Scott, and Fleet Feet Savannah for girls and women of GOTR of all ages and sizes.

*all proceeds will go to the Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia Scholarship fund-to expand access of running and mentor programs to Savannah girls who need them most*

The show takes place at the Memorial University Health Center- Hoskins Center 1250 E 66th St Savannah, GA 31404.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy fashion, refreshments and music while celebrating the healthy, joyful girls and women of our community!

Not only will your ticket give you access to our fashion show but also to inspiring female speakers, local vendors and designers, wellness information, a raffle and a silent auction boasting items from Stella and Dot, Savannah Day Spa, Lululemon Athletica, Pure Barre, 40 Volume Salon, Hairport Salon, Glow Medical Spa, Lovin’ Spoons, Kendra Scott, Thirty One Gifts, Hester Zipperer and Beetnix Juice Bar, to name a few.

The show takes place at the Memorial University Health Center- Hoskins Center 1250 E 66th St Savannah, 31404.

Tickets are limited, so purchase yours now by clicking here.

Tybee Island Kite Festival 2016, April 24

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

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Tybee Island Kite Festival 2016

11AM-2PM April 24 2016

Savannah Parkinson Support Group invites you to the 5th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 11AM-2PM on North Beach, Tybee Is.

This year’s festival is sure fun for the entire family with live music, a kite making booth, caricatures of family and friends and face painting, all free to the public.

There will also be kite contests on the beach, with winners taking home new and decorative kites of their own.

Plastic Kites and a cup of North Beach Grill’s famous gumbo will be available for a $10 donation.

Because of construction in the North Beach Parking Lot, the festival has shifted to the North End of the parking lot, facing the Atlantic, between North Beach Grill and the Tybee Island Shrine Club.

Come early, since the parking lot fills quickly during April because of the warm weather and cool breezes.

Take a few minutes to wander through the booths, learning about a variety of movement disorders, such as Parkinson disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Essential Tremor. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, movement disorders affect more than 40 million Americans. These diseases are chronic, painful and debilitating, often leaving the person affected without the ability to control his/her movements.

Information will also be available for People with Parkinson disease in the Savannah/Chatham County/Low Country area who are interested in participating in GEM!, a unique and effective exercise program developed by WTOC Hometown Hero, Coach Michael Cohen. These classes are held twice weekly at the Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center. Participants are charged a nominal fee and all supplies are provided.

Any donations made during the 5th Annual Kite Festival will be directed toward the further growth and development of this amazing exercise program that encourages people with Parkinson disease and their caregivers to work side by side, fighting the debilitating effects this disease.

 

Fun for the whole family. For more info, contact psgsav@gmail.com or call 912-376-9833,

Details here.

Savannah Children’s Museum & Ronald McDonald House Charities offer art program for Memorial’s pediatric patients

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Carts with Heart Memorial Savannah We love that the Coastal Heritage Society, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire, has started a new hands-on art education program for children who are receiving medical care at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health.

This program for pediatric patients is called “Carts with Heart.”

The program will take place regularly at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health and the family room at the Ronald McDonald House, which provides a place for families to rest, re-charge, and interact. Each art education program will be geared towards children between the ages of 4 and 12 and the anticipated number to be served throughout the year will be approximately 3,000 people or more.

Savannah Children’s Museum educators will lead academic art activities from a mobile cart for child-patients and their families, providing an opportunity for these children to continue their education through hands-on, creative activities while receiving medical treatment.

The goal is to alleviate stress for children and their families by providing quality time together that is not focused on the child’s illness.

“Carts with Heart” is provided through generous support from the Arts Ashore Legacy Fund grant through The Savannah Community Foundation.

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Kids’ Open Studio & Painting with Dad & More @ Everyone’s An Artist Studio, Pooler

Sunday, February 14th, 2016
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Spring Break Art Camp

Everyone’s An Artist  studio in Pooler will have a Spring Break 2016 art camp March 14-18.

Cost per child: $175. Register before March 1 to receive a $25 discount. 

To register, call 912-755-4567.

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Open Studio

How to get some childfree time. Bring the little ones to Open Studio @ Everyone’s An Artist  in Pooler.

Bring your child in for an hour of fun arts and crafts.

Kids can do supervised art work while you cross items off on your to-do list

Below are the February 2016 open studio schedule for the studio.

Open Studio times are:

Thurs., 2/18

Monday, 2/22, Tues. 2/23, and Thurs. 2/25

10AM-1PM (drop-off)

Call ahead to register. 912-755-4567

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Children with special needs

Saturday, 2/20, 1-4PM:  Very Special Artists Open Studio for those with Special needs. Siblings welcome. $15 per art kit (drop-in with parents/caregivers for support)

Call ahead to register. 912-755-4567

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Painting with Dad

Sunday 2/21 2-4PM Painting with Dad. Ages 8+ (recommended but not required). $45 for each couple.

Call ahead to register. 912-755-4567

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Monsters vs. AliensMovie & Craft Night for Kids, Kid-Free Night for Parents<

Everyone’s An Artist studio offers regular Kids’ Movie Night where kids can enjoy a movie, art project & pizza while you enjoy a childfree night.

Saturday 2/27 6-9PM Kids’ Movie Night.
Movie will be Monsters vs. Aliens.

Call ahead to register. 912-755-4567

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Everyone’s An Artist studio, 115 Canal St. Pooler, offers group & private art classes, birthday parties, kids’ movie nights, adult art parties & more. On Facebook here. Everyone’s An Artist studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

 

Kilt and Kolor 5K Run 2016 to benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Kilt and Kolor Run Savannah LDSSThe Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will be the charity partner of the 3rd annual Kilt and Kolor Run on Sat. March 19 at Savannah Christian Prep School – 1599 Chatham Parkway in Savannah. (Please note this change in location)

The non-profit organization has been selected to be the beneficiary of the 5K race and is assisting with coordination of the event. For more information or to participate in the 5K race as a sponsor or volunteer, contact Kim Watson, k-gamble@hotmail.com.

To register for the race or to donate online, visit http://savannahraces.com

Registration opens at 6:30AM and the event begins with a clean, timed 5K race followed by a 1/4 mile kids’ fun run filled with color.

The main event at 9AM is a 5K Kilt and Kolor Run. All participants receive two color powder bags, a t-shirt, medal and photo.

This marks the first year that the Kilt and Kolor Run proceeds are benefitting a Savannah area non-profit.

Since 2006, LDSS has grown from a group of a few families to an organization serving Savannah and the surrounding counties through events such as The Buddy Walk, The Night of Champions and Camp Buddy.

Outreach: Bella’s Big Heart Gives Back Pizza Party, Savannah

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Bella's Big Heart Gives Back Savannah My Pie Sandfly 2016Bella’s Big Heart Gives Back 2nd Annual Savannah Pizza Party

Sat. Feb. 13 2016
11AM-4PM @ Your Pie Pizza, 7360 Skidaway Road in Sandfly
Raising Money and Awareness
Supporting Shriners Hospital for Children Tampa and Chicago.

Help Bella provide fun playground equipment to the Shriners Hospital for Children Hospitals that have helped her get on her feet – literally.
Goal: $20,000 to provide tables for Chicago and an indoor playgrounds and ADA swing for Tampa.

If you can’t make it, but want to donate please contact Desiree Bartels @ 912.441.9224 or db.d@comcast.net for the address to mail donations to. Or make a online donation here.

Three years ago, Bella Grace Bartels was born with a rare disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 3, also known as brittle bone disease.

There is no known cure but through infused biophosphate treatment therapy, surgeries,and pain management, Bella has thrived.

Since she was 8-weeks old, she has traveled back and forth from Shriners Hospital for Children Tampa and Chicago.

Join Bella for a day of pizza, fun, raffles and a silent auction so that she can meet her goal.

Meet other Shrine kids and hear their stories plus receive your free ticket to the Southern Womans Show Saturday, February 27th for Bella’s Day while supplies last.

10% of sales from Your Pie will be donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children 501c3

100% of all donations will be made to Shriners Hospital for Children

Please make all checks out to Shriners Hospital For Children, notes Bella Bartels.

Read more about Bella in our 2015 newspaper column here. 

Farm Truck 912 mobile farmers market in Savannah

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Farm Truck 912 Savannah Thanks to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s Live Well. Be Well. initiative, Forsyth Farmers’ Market has created Farm Truck 912, a mobile farmers’ market that will bring local fruits and vegetables to Savannah neighborhoods with the least access to healthy food.

Farm Truck 912 will both accept and double SNAP/EBT benefits and offer health and nutrition opportunities.

Weekly Farm Truck 912 Schedule:

Department of Children and Family Services Center
Mondays, 10am-11:30am

Savannah Gardens
Mondays, 3-4pm

Sheppard’s Gas/Food Mart on Gwinnett
Tuesdays, 11am-Noon

Sustainable Fellwood
Tuesdays, 1-2pm

Moses Jackson Community Center
Tuesdays, 3-4pm

WW Law Community Center
Thursdays, 3-4pm

Memorial Health
Fridays, 11am-1pm

For more information or to offer support, contact: farmtruck912@gmail.com or click here.