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Family Painting Time FUNdraiser for Jaden’s Rubber Duckie Smile Experiment

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Jaden's Smile Experiment Savannah Rubbery Duckie paintings Art Bashart bash studio savannah SUNDAY FAMILY PAINTING TIME at The Art Bash Studio in Savannah

The Art Bash Studio – well known for their open public & private painting parties for adults, ladies’ night out creative events, painting birthday & bridal party bashes –will offer a special Family Painting Time FUNdraiser. The Art Bash Studio is at 7704 Waters Ave. (between Eisenhower and Mall Blvd)

“Rubber Duckies for JADEN’S Smile Experiment!”
Cost: $20 PLUS 3 Rubber Ducks or toys of equal size

This FAMILY TIME pARTy is appropriate for ages 8 & older. Each painter must bring at least three little rubber ducks or toys of equal size for Jaden Hayes to hand out at City Market.

Jaden is a little Savannah boy whose parents have died. He hands out rubber toys downtown Savannah “to make people smile”. His “The Smile Experiment” is to bring happiness to others and help him heal his sadness.

Learn more about Jaden here. 

Participants will paint adorable Rubber Duckie paintings for Jaden.

3PM Oct. 3 2015 
Sign up by clicking here.

Hayes’ cousin Tasha Compton manages The Smile Experiment’s social media information. You can follow Jaden’s Smile Experiment at www.facebook.com/Jadensthesmileexperiment or @mstashers on Instagram.

To contact or donate to Jaden’s Smile Experiment, e-mail JadensTheSmileExperiment

The Art Bash Studio, 7704 Waters Ave. (between Eisenhower and Mall Blvd), tel: 912.484.3438, email fun@artbashstudio.com, www.artbashstudio.com 

Sensory Soft Sunday for families with children who have special needs, Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Sensory Soft Sunday for children with autism Savannah Savannah Children’s Museum will continue to host Sensory Soft Sunday as a unique offering for families with children who have special needs. Savannah Children’s Museum will open from 9-11am on Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13 to provide these families an opportunity to make connections while enjoying SCM’s many exhibits in a sensory friendly way.

Through discussions with the special needs community, Savannah Children’s Museum discovered that there are few offerings of this kind in the region. Museum staff feel it is especially important to provide all children, regardless of age or ability, an opportunity to experience all that Savannah Children’s Museum has to offer.

The goal of Sensory Soft Sunday: provide an exclusive time period for the families of children with special needs in order to reduce anxiety and overstimulation that can occur when the museum is open to the general public. The trains at Georgia State Railroad Museum, our adjacent facility, will not operate during this exclusive time period, to eliminate the sound of whistles.

To promote a calm atmosphere, the number of attendees is limited. The staffing, however, is not reduced so families may have increased staff interaction as desired or needed. A designated ‘quiet zone’ is located in the orange caboose at Savannah Children’s Museum.

Pre-registration for Sensory Soft Sunday is required and payment is due upon arrival. To register, email Liz Stratford at Lstratford@chsgeorgia.org.

Cost: $7.50 per person over 18 months, free for Coastal Heritage Society Members
Time: 9am-11am on the following Sundays: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13
Location: Savannah Children’s Museum 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah, GA 31401

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Two Sisters Travel Jamaican deal gives families a chance to partake in service project with Sandals Foundation

Monday, September 14th, 2015

travel deals from savannah Although we’re just settling into the new school year, Two Sisters Travel  is already busy planning vacations for next summer!

And next summer you’ll have the opportunity to join us for an exciting adventure, Travel with Your Travel Agent getaway to Beaches All-Inclusive Resort in Negril, Jamaica June 20-25, 2016.

This vacation will combine family fun AND a chance to give back! You’ll enjoy special savings & exclusive activities including the Day of Caring event. For this, Two Sisters Travel has partnered with the Sandals Foundation to offer families the opportunity to participate in a service project benefiting local children. A priceless lesson for our own families in appreciating differences, respecting others, and the importance of community service.

Beaches Negril Resort provides the perfect setting for this getaway. A luxury all-inclusive resort situated on the world-famous 7-Mile Beach. At Beaches everything is included from unlimited watersports like waterskiing, paddle boarding, even SCUBA diving! And there are 6 kids programs for every age from infants to teens. This will truly be a vacation for everyone.

Only 12 rooms available for this exciting adventure! Book your room now, only $150 per person deposit. And Two Sisters Travel can arrange an easy to follow payment plan.

Join in next Tues. Sept. 22 at 8:30PM on Two Sisters Travel Facebook page here for a Virtual Q & A event. They’ll be answering all of your questions and everyone that attends will be eligible to receive up to a $250 spa credit.

Get a customized quote online here or call 843-284-3241 for details. Hope to see you in Jamaica mon.

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Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser, Sept. 6-27

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser RIchmond Hill

Your Change CAN Change LIVES
September 6-27, 2015
BABY BOTTLE BOOMERANG benefiting The Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill

Spare pocket change, cash and checks collected will help fund The Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill‘s annual budget to continue our life-changing work!

– Drop your spare change in a bottle when you see it.
– Pick up a bottle from your church, civic organization and/or business and fill it.
– If you don’t see a bottle, contact organizers at 912-445-0716 and offer to be a liaison.
– Share this mission with others.


For more information, call 912-445-0716

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BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass 2015 benefit for The Next Generation, Savannah, Oct. 18

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

BBQ, Brews, and Bluegrass 2015 Savannah The Next Generation

Sun. Oct. 18, 2015
You’re invited to the 6th Annual BBQ, Brews, and Bluegrass benefit for The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center will host its 6th Annual Barbecue, Brews, and Bluegrass fall event on Sun. Oct. 18, 2015, 3-9PM 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.

Tickets are $25 in advance for adults; $5 for kids ages 5 – 17; kids 4 and younger are FREE! Musical entertainment will feature local bands including The Accomplices, City Hotel, Connellis, and the Jimmy Wolling Band. For tickets, click here. 

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

Title sponsor: Audi of Hilton Head.

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


About The Next Generation

The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Its mission is to foster a positive healthcare experience for our community’s children and further educate parents on children’s healthcare matters through fundraising, volunteer service, and educational outreach. For more information, go to www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or email info@nextgenerationsavannah.com.



2015 Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Oct. 3, Savannah

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society The 2015 Buddy Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10AM in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

The 10th annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). About four thousand people attended the walk last year and thousands are expected to attend the event this year. The Buddy Walk raises awareness and funds for local programs, includingCamp Buddy, 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.

Cheerers needed

Calling all zealous kids & high-spirited merry-makers. Organizers of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society 9th Annual Buddy Walk want YOU to line the corners of the Forsyth Park (Drayton and Gaston; Drayton & Park; Whitaker & Gaston; Whitaker & Park) to encourage & Hi-Five all the walkers @ the 1-mile fundraising walk taking place this Sat. Oct. 3. The LDSS team will be recognizing three cheerers from the crowd, based on: “Most Spirited”; “Puts a Smile on My Face” ; “Unsung Hero”. Group Cheer Squads are welcome,too. For more info, contact Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505, jcbogardus@gmail.com or Joe Marchese at 912-213-9999, Jmarchese@ldssga.org.

Family Fun Festival

The walk begins at 10 a.m. 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

The LDSS Buddy Walk is one of more than 300 Buddy Walks taking place across the country this October to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Online registration is available at www.ldssga.org until Wednesday, Oct 1 at midnight. 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 and admission to the festival. For more information, contact Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or jcbogardus@gmail.com, or visitwww.ldssga.org.


The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a non-profit support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. We encourage people to bring their children. They are an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. More info here. 



Old Fort Jackson Auction & Lowcountry Boil, Savannah

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Old Fort Jackson auction Savannah 2015

Join Old Fort Jackson in Savannah August 29, 6-10PM for fun and food at their 34th Annual Silent Auction & Lowcountry Boil. Admission to this event is FREE, but donations are kindly accepted at the door.

Enjoy low country boil, bid in our silent auction, experience cannon firings, historic musket demonstrations, and more! 

All ages welcome

Food and drink pricing is as follows:

Lowcountry Boil Plate…………….$12
Beer, Wine, Mixed Drinks…………$4
20oz Soda…………………………….$2

Event includes family and kid-friendly activities.

Admission is free, dinner is $12 per plate and a cash bar is available.

More details here. 

This year’s item donors and sponsors include:
Revival Fest, Savannah Children’s Museum, Coastal Heritage Society, Snapology of Savannah, LLC, JetBlue Airways, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, The Brice- a Kimpton Hotel, Mansion on Forsyth Park, Creative Catering, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah History Museum, North Island Surf and Kayak, The Florence, Port City Logistics, Eddie Kimmer Stage Lighting, B Street Salon, Photos by Rich Burkhart, Stefani Ashley Photography & Fine Arts

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah 2015 Labor Day Rally to Improve Birth

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Labor Day Savannah Rally to Improve Birth

You’re invited to the Savannah 2015 Rally to Improve Birth

Monday, Sept 7 2015
Forsyth Park @ Drayton St & East Park Ave, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Supporters will take to the sidewalks of beautiful Forsyth Park to spread their message of evidence based care and humanity in childbirth!
Join in at 10AM at the very south end of the park, between the basketball court and the sidewalk. There will be vendor tables and goodie bags for the first 25 ladies to sign in.

All are welcome, family is encouraged.

Learn more here.

Hosted by Improvingbirth. org-Savannah

Bring your prince or princess to meet Elsa: Happily Ever After Ball to benefit The Next Generation, Savannah

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Happily Ever After Next Generation 2015

You’re invited to The Happily Ever After Ball
Sunday August 30 2015. Two sessions: 1-3PM and 4-6PM
Brockington Hall, 213 East Hall St. near Forsyth Park

100% of Proceeds benefits The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center
Tickets are $30 each, you can purchase tickets through The Next Generation by clicking here.

The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center, hosts the Happily Ever After Ball every year. Children can meet 30 of their favorite princesses, princes, pirates, and heroes.

Children and their parents are invited to attend the Royal Celebration where they can waltz with Cinderella and Prince Charming, visit Rapunzel and Flynn’s Hair and Makeup Palace, and even have a sword fight with Peter Pan and Captain Hook! Of course Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff will be there joined by all of their royal friends. You can also take a break in Wonderland and join Alice and the Mad Hatter at his tea party featuring Byrd Cookie Company’s famous cookie bar.

The Royal Title sponsor for this year’s Ball is Matilda Jane Clothing Independent Trunk Keeper, Robyn Shirley. The Next Generation has also partnered with Savannah luxury wedding and event planners, Posh Petals and Pearls to create a fairytale experience that children will never forget. The non-profit group, Princesses with a Purpose, will bring over 30 fairytale characters to life for children.

Tickets are $30 and on sale now here. Tickets are limited, so order yours today. This event typically sells out.

Free ice cream social & party, Aug. 1, Savannah

Monday, July 27th, 2015

free ice cream social Howard Hand in Hand Savannah The Howard Hand In Hand Support Program For Children at St. Joseph’s/Candler invites you to a free an ice cream social and party Aug. 1.

All parents and children are invited.

The Howard Hand In Hand Support Program for Children helps kids who are facing the serious illness of a parent or loved one. The Aug. 1 party is a celebration to remind kids that they are not alone. Out of school, summer can be a tough time for kids facing difficult situations.

WHEN: 2-4 p.m., Saturday Aug. 1
WHERE: The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive (across the street from Candler Hospital)

THE DETAILS: Ice cream, train rides, live princesses and superheroes, face painting and all kinds of other fun. Come join the fun.

To learn more about the Howard Hand In Hand Program, visit www.sjchs.org/howard-hand-in-hand.

Princess & Mermaid Pool Party Fundraiser for Ella Bothwell, July 12, Rincon

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Enchant My Party fundraiser Rincon 2015


Join Enchant My Party for a splash-tastic time with the Little Mermaid and her swimming mermaid friends at Dasher’s Landing in Rincon, GA.

There will be singing, storytelling and lots of pool fun.

There will be 2 sessions to allow for more one on one time between the children and the characters:
Session 1 is 1pm-2:30pm
Session 2 is 3pm-4:30pm

The princesses from Enchant My Party  hope to see you there.

Proceeds will go to Ella Bothwell’s medical fund to help cover the cost of her treatment.

Ella is a 7 year old girl who was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an aggressive tumor at the base of the brain. The rising second grader at Blandford Elementary in Rincon is undergoing extensive medical treatment.

Please visit Ella’s Facebook Page, Prayers for Sweet Ella, for more information about this special little princess.

Learn more here about the pool party.

This pool party is organized by 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.

“Like” Enchant My Party on Facebook here.

Or you can help Ella by donating via a gofundme site here. 

Learn more about Ella Bothwell & the type of inoperable brain tumor she’s battling in our Savannah Morning News column “Praying for a miracle for Rincon’s Ella Bothwell” by clicking here. 

Enchant My Party, www.enchantmyparty.com, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email enchantmyparty@gmail.com 
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Diaper Drive for Savannah babies in need

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Savannah Diaper Drive Help Bright Life Chiropractic collect 3000+ disposable baby diapers now through June 1st at Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah to benefit the babies at The Living Vine Christian maternity home in Savannah.

All sizes are needed. Any brands accepted. Thank you for your support!

Please bring donated diapers at Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D, Savannah GA 31405


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.

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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.


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.

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