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Showing of ‘Frozen” @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Frozen Lucas Theatre Savannah 2017

Disney is taking Frozen out of the Disney Vault for ONE NIGHT ONLY,

Support a great cause and see a favorite Disney Movie @ the Lucas Theatre in downtown Savannah. All donations benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The 2013 Disney hit Frozen will be shown @ Lucas Theatre in Savannah on Sat. April 29 2017, 5PM.

The movie is presented by Alison Harris, nominated for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Woman of the Year. Harris is joining LLS on their mission to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Her goal is to raise $100,000 in 10 weeks to help cure blood cancers. She’s dedicating her campaign in memory of her Grandmother, Marion Quinn, who died of Leukemia March 22, 1975, just 2 weeks before Harris’ parent’s wedding.

This movie is being shown by donation only for Alison Harris’ LLS Woman of the Year campaign.

Tickets are available via donation here.

Rated PG. 1 hour 49 minutes.

Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31401

You’re invited: The Harlem Legends Celebrity Basketball Show, Savannah

Monday, March 20th, 2017

YMCA Coastal Georgia Savannah Join the Haberhsham YMCA for a night of family-friendly competition on the court @ Savannah Country Day School.

The YMCA All-stars, featuring players from all over Savannah including the Y’s CEO, Joel Smoker, will take on the Harlem Legends in a game of hoops.

DATE: Fri. March 24 2017
TIME: Doors open at 6PM
Show starts 7PM
LOCATION: Savannah Country Day School
824 Stillwater Dr
Savannah, GA 31419
COST: $12.50 in advance, $10 (ages 8 & younger); $15 at the door

Tickets are available at the Habersham YMCA (6400 Habersham Street, Savannah, GA 31405) or call 912.354.6223 for more information.

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You’re invited to particpate in a Color-A-Thon 2017 Event in Pooler

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Color-A=Thon Savannah Pooler 2017 The community is invited to participate in the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Color-A-Thon Event in Pooler on Sat. April 1 2017.

This fun, healthy event is a fundraiser in which students collect donations, earn rewards and then participate in a 3K fun run as a culminating event. The students, their friends and family and other supporters can walk, run, skip, or dance through a course where they all will get blasted by color dust!

Coastal Empire Montessori, a Pre-K through 5th Grade charter school, serves students from all over Chatham County.


Registration fee is $30 and includes a T-shirt and a color dye pack. (The color dust is safe, non-toxic and completely washable.) To register, click here. Online registration must be completed by March 22, 2017. There will also be on-site registration on the day of the event, however t-shirts will not be available onsite and will be shipped afterward.

The Coastal Empire Montessori Color-a-Thon
April 1, 2017, at 10AM (with day-of registration opening at 9AM)
@ Tom Triplett Community Park in Pooler, GA.
To donate or register, click here.

About Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School

Come see all the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School has to offer.

Attend an open house or guided tour of this PreK4-5th grade public charter school on Wed. March 29, 6PM.

Guided tours are every Wednesday at 10AM. Advance registration required by calling 912.395.4070.

Applications for the 2017-18 school year are being accepted now. Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017 at midnight. 

The lottery will be Tues. April 11, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Learn more about the school application process here.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School
301 Buckhalter Road
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School, cemco.org,  (912) 395-4070, cemcssav@gmail.com  On Facebook here. Coastal Empire Montessori is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Sailing Regatta for Children with Autism & Special Needs, Savannah

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Sailing Regatta for Children with Autism Savannah 2017 Savannah Sailing Center will host The 6th Annual Sailing Regatta for Children with Autism and Special needs, providing an opportunity for them and their families to experience the joy of sailing and open up a new world of interest.

If you have a child with autism/special needs please bring him/her along with the entire family free of charge to Lake Mayer on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10AM-2PM and sail with the wind. A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

All children, family members, volunteers and company representatives must complete a registration and waiver form to attend this event. To register, call 912-352-9996 or email savsailing@yahoo.com.


Own a business & want to have a booth to disperse information? All you need to do is provide an arts and craft activity for approximately 200 children and make a monetary donation to Savannah Sailing Center in lieu of a booth charge. SSC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Sponsorship levels of giving can be downloaded from www.savannahsailingcenter.org or Savannah Sailing Center staff can send you the information via email.

St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraisers 2017 to fight kids’ cancer, Hilton Head Is. & Savannah

Monday, February 27th, 2017

You have two chances to take part in St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraisers, one on Hilton Head Is. & a second in Savannah.


Hilton Head St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser, March 18

Mellow Mushroom of Hilton Head Island will host the sixth annual St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser on Sat. March 18 2017, 3-5PM.

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.

In addition to the headshaving, the event will feature a silent auction and live music.

The fundraiser 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 $110,000.00 for Henry’s Fund, and provided 50% of the funding for a research grant studying pediatric brain cancer treatments at St. Jude Hospital.

This year, the goal is to surpass $125,000 in total donations for Henry’s Fund.

Anyone can join a team or start their own team here. There are many ways for volunteers to raise funds without shaving their heads. Merchants who wish to help sponsor the event can call 843-298-2775 or email henrys1ups@gmail.com.


Savannah St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser, March 25

Savannah City Market
March 25, 2017 Noon-4PM
219 W Bryan street, Savannah, GA US

Join a team or donate here. 

Happily Ever After Ball 2017, Savannah, Feb. 11

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Happily Ever After Ball Savannah Next Generation Memorial THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER BALL IS BACK SATURDAY, FEB. 11 2017
A Magical Event: gowns, crowns, and swords – nothing short of a royal celebration will do!


The Next Generation’s Happily Ever After Ball is presented and exclusively designed by Posh, Petals and Pearls and will be Sat. Feb. 11, 2017, at Brockington Hall in Savannah.

The Next Generation (TNG) is a volunteer organization founded to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. One hundred percent of the net funds raised through The Next Generation events and corporate and friend contributions directly support the Willett Children’s Hospital’s most precious patients.

Happily Ever After Ball

The ball includes two sessions: 10AM-Noon (SOLD-OUT) and 1-3PM. Children and parents are invited to attend a royal celebration and meet their favorite fairytale princess, prince, pirate, and heroes of all storylines.

Dressed in their favorite fairytale costume, children can waltz with Cinderella and Prince Charming, visit Rapunzel and Flynn’s Hair Palace, and even have a sword fight with Peter Pan and Captain Hook! Of course, Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff will be there as well and joined by all of their royal friends.

Come for family-friendly fun, prizes, desserts, and more! For tickets: visit www.nextgenerationsavannah.com.

Happily Ever After Ball, Savannah
Saturday, February 11, 2017
First session: 10AM-Noon (SOLD OUT)
Second session: 1-3PM (A FEW TICKETS REMAINING)
Brockington Hall
213 E. Hall St.
Savannah, Ga. 31401
COST: $20 per individual ticket. Buy tickets online here.  Online tickets will be available until midnight Fri. Feb. 10. (unless the event sells out).

Sponsors include: Robyn Shirley, who has been an independent Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper in South Carolina since 2008.



The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. One hundred percent of the net funds raised through The Next Generation events and corporate and friend contributions directly support the Willett Children’s Hospital’s most precious patients.
For more information, go to www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or email info@nextgenerationsavannah.com.

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Unity 5K/Festival in Savannah on MLK Jr. Day 2017 to benefit Blessings In A Book Bag

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Unity 5K Savannah MLK 2017 Blessings Bookbag

Blessings In A Book Bag Inc. in Savannah is a non-profit organization that has helped Savannah school children since 2011. Every Friday during the school year, students are provided with book bags filled with non-perishables goods to sustain them and their family over the weekend.

You’re invited to help support Blessings In A Book Bag by participating in the 4th Annual Unity 5K on MLK & Music Festival in Forsyth Park on Sat. January 14 at 9AM.

Get more info and register at www.blessingsinabookbag.org

After the race, there will be a free music festival in Forsyth Park, 10AM-3PM. Families are invited to set up chairs and blankets and relax.

Donate toys, clothing, money for 35th Annual Miracle on May Street 2016 @ West Broad Street YMCA

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

West Broad Street YMCA give back during holidays donate Savannah 2016 Looking for ways to make the holidays better for others in Savannah?

You’re invited to donate new or gently used toys, books, children’s clothing to the West Broad Street YMCA by Wed. Dec. 14 for the 35th Annual Miracle on May Street 2016. Donations will go to all the families that West Broad Street YMCA serves.

West Broad Street YMCA is also looking for volunteers to help with the big day on Sat. Dec. 17 from 8AM-2PM to help families “shop” and run children’s activities

This year’s event will feature a festive gift and clothing give-away for local families as well as holiday crafts and treats for kids and live music.

Families who would like to participate are asked to fill out a registration form at the Y before Wed. Dec. 14. After filling out the form, participants are invited to come to the West Broad YMCA on Sat. Dec. 17 between 9AM – 12PM to pick up their items and enjoy art projects for the whole family.

Please contact the West Broad Street YMCA with any questions by calling 912-233-1951!

35th Annual Miracle on May Street 2016 at the West Broad Street YMCA
Where: The West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St. Savannah GA 31401. 912-233-1951
When: Saturday December 17th, 2016. 9am- 12pm
What:The West Broad Street YMCA will host the 35th Annual Miracle on May Street holiday gift give away on Sat. Dec. 17 from 9AM – Noon.

About the West Broad Street YMCA

The West Broad Street YMCA has been the heart and soul of the downtown communities of Savannah for more than 74 years. Established in 1942 to address the recreational and social needs of the then segregated African American communities, the WBSYMCA now serves several thousand children and families each year, offering education, recreation, health and social support to those who need it most. The West Broad Street YMCA places special focus on serving the children and families of Savannah’s west side public housing communities by providing affordable and high quality education and health focused programs designed to serve and engage children, teens, adults and senior citizens.

Low Country Dermatology holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire

Sunday, November 27th, 2016
Low Country Dermatology Savannah dermatologists

Mason Howington, Dr. Corinne Howington (owner of Low Country Dermatology) and Meg Howington (kneeling) drop off donated items to Bill Sorochak at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire in Savannah.

For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology will hold a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families.

Low Country Dermatology will accept donations through 5PM Monday, Dec. 19 2016.

“The stress of having a child in the hospital is often overwhelming, and having to think about buying holiday gifts has to be the farthest thing from a parent’s mind,” said Dr. Corinne Howington, who owns Low Country Dermatology. “That’s why I’m asking my patients and our community to help spread some cheer to these deserving families.”

Items donated to the holiday store will allow parents who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House to pick out presents for their children and other family members.

Gift ideas include:
• Infants/toddlers: Stuffed animals, musical instruments, bath toys, teething toys, board books and interactive toys (blocks, rattles)
• School-aged children: Nerf and Fisher Price toys; Legos and board games; toy trucks; dolls and dress-up clothes; puzzles and arts and craft kits.
• Teenagers: Footballs, volleyballs, basketballs; journals; adult coloring books and colored pencils; books and video games.
• Adults: Robes and slippers; Bath and Body Works lotions and sprays; books & interactive journals; electric razors and gift cards for coffee, movies and meals.

You can also donate wishlist items to the 13-bedroom Ronald McDonald House in Savannah to better serve families with a child in the hospital.

Wishlist items to support the operations of the house include: quick meals (soups, Ramen noodles, mac and cheese); individually packaged snacks, boxes of cereal and drinks; high efficiency free and clear laundry detergent and dryer sheets; hand sanitizer and hand soap; bathroom, shower and toilet bowl cleaners; Swiffer Wet Jet fluid and pads; disposable bowls, plates utensils and gloves; 33-gallon trash bags; 60-watt CFL light bulbs; toothbrushes and toothpaste, dishwasher tablets, sponges and liquid dish soap; Febreze; gallon zip-lock bags; tissues; disinfectant wipes and gas/grocery gift cards.

All gifts should be unwrapped. All donated items should be new, unopened and unused.

Items can be dropped off through Monday, Dec. 19, during office hours at the Low Country Dermatology office at 310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 12A. The practice is open Monday through Thursday from 8AM to 5PM and Fridays from 8AM to noon.

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The house operates on a waiting list most of the year. For more information, click here.


Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

Low Country Dermatology, 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406, lcderm.com Low Country Dermatology is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Giving Tuesday 2016: Best Savannah charities to donate or volunteer

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Giving Tuesday is today Nov. 29. This is a day to come together for one day to collectively raise money for nonprofits.

We asked the amazing SouthernMamas.com readers to tell us their favorite Savannah/Lowcountry charities. We received wonderful feedback. Below are their picks.

Two favorites this year are Hope Academy and Lutheran Services of Georgia in Savannah because of the work they do to help refugees – a group that may be even more at risk as a result of the 2016 presidential election.

Backpack Buddies
Blessings in a Bookbag
COPE for Change – Childhood Obesity Prevention & Education
CURE childhood cancer
Deep Center
The Dream Campaign
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Flip Flop Drop
Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia
Greenbriar Children’s Center
Hope Academy
Hope For A Home Gala
Horizons Savannah
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of Coastal Georgia 
Jewish Educational Alliance
Loop It Up Savannah
Layers of Love (collects children’s clothing for families in need. No monetary donations)
The Living Vine
Loop It Up Savannah
Love One
Lutheran Services of Georgia in Savannah
Matthew Reardon Center for Autism
Performance Initiatives
Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire
SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence
Savannah Social Apostolate
SD Gunner Fund
Shelter From the Rain, Inc.
Urban Hope, Inc.
Union Mission
West Broad Street YMCA

Know a beloved charity to add to this list? Email us at anne@southernmamas.com

Pee Wee Rodeo 2016, Savannah

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Pee Wee Rodeo Savannah 2016

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Pee Wee Rodeo, Nov. 19, 2016 @ The Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave.
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Purchase tickets at www.urbanhopesavannah.org

Grab your cowboy hat, boots, spurs and chaps and come for a fun filled day of cowboy/cowgirl activities.

Your child will enjoy the chance to participate in stick horse rodeo events!

There will be other fun activities, such as pony rides, wagon rides, mechanical bull, face painting, archery, and farm animal petting zoo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Hope, a free after school program for inner city and at risk children.



Trail of Hope Pajama Run to support adoption @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Nov. 12

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

PJs race Skidaway Is. State Park Trail of Hope 2016

Pajama Run…Pajamas not required, but highly encouraged!

The 7th annual Trail of Hope 5K, 1 Mile and Tot Trot on Sat. Nov. 12 – presented by Dentistry for Children and Adolescents – benefits the non-profit organization Covenant Care Adoption Services. It is a ministry for women who experience unplanned pregnancies.

In 27 years of non-profit adoption ministry, Covenant Care has served nearly 6,000 pregnant women and built over 550 families through adoption.

Some of the women choose to parent and some choose to place their children for adoption through Covenant Care, but either way, the organization provides support and long-term counseling at no cost to the women.

Come support the work of adoption!

Even if you aren’t a runner you can be part of the event as a walker or through donations. Please visit www.AdoptSavannah.com or www.CovenantCareAdoptions.com to learn more.

Strollers are allowed at the back of the 1 Mile race pack.
5k is timed, 1 mile and Tot Trot are not timed.
No bikes or pets, please.


Register for the race online here. 

For more info

Questions can be directed to Race Director Megan Sullivan at MeganSullivan84@gmail.com.

Sat. Nov. 12 at 9-11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, Ga 31411

Learn more here. 

Fundraiser for Savannah child battling leukemia: Wiffle Ball for Wyatt

Thursday, October 20th, 2016


Wiffle Ball for Wyatt Savannah boy leukemia

Wyatt Rath of Savannah is a 10-year-old boy fighting an aggressive form of leukemia called T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-ALL).

His mom – Savannah native Amy Douglas Rath – is a scientist and educator who moved her children, Wyatt and Jaiden, 15, back to Savannah from Alaska four years ago to be close with her family and friends again.

Wiffle Ball for Wyatt Rath Leukemia Savannah Fundraisers, GoFundMe donations are the Rath family’s primary means of financial support since Wyatt’s diagnosis this past April as Amy Rath is unable to work throughout this year of treatment. Amy Rath was teaching middle school science at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy in Savannah at the time of Wyatt’s diagnosis on April 1.

Wyatt is undergoing a three-year treatment plan at The Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health. The treatment plan is intensive for the first year and becomes less intensive during the following two years. 

Wiffle Ball for Wyatt

The community is invited to a fundraiser Wiffle Ball for Wyatt, Saturday, Nov. 5 at Miner League Baseball and Softball Academy (Macomber Ball Park), 201 Commercial Ct., Rincon, GA. 31326

Sign up at 1PM, play at 2PM.

Donations $10 per person/$50 per team.

To register, email Stephanie Miner scminer3m@yahoo.com with subject “Wiffle Ball for Wyatt.”

Learn more about the fundraising event here.

How to help

Donations to the Raths’ GoFundMe page are the Rath family’s primary means of financial support as Amy Rath is unable to work throughout this year of Wyatt’s treatment for leukemia.

Donations can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/Cheering4Wyatt

Old Fort Jackson Family-Friendly Annual Auction & Lowcountry Boil, Savannah

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Old Fort Jackson auction family-friendly lowcountry boil Savannah The family-friendly Old Fort Jackson Annual Auction will be Sat. Nov. 5, 6-10PM.

Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Savannah River, a silent auction, artillery and musket demonstrations by costumed historical interpreters and delicious cuisine provided by Creative Catering. Savannah Children’s Museum will also be on-site with fun, glow in the dark activities and crafts for the younger set of event participants.

Old Fort Jackson is the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia and one of only five remaining Second System coastal brick fortifications in the United States. The site is solely reliant upon operational incomes and donations from community supporters. Due to recent damages sustained from Hurricane Matthew, community support is even more important this year than most.

The Annual Auction will have dozens of highly sought after items for guests to bid on, including JetBlue airline tickets, a paddleboard valued at $1,500 from North Island Kayak, four tickets to Walt Disney World, a deluxe one-night hotel stay for 2 guests at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Atlanta and an $100 gift to card to Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar plus a one-night stay at The Brice Hotel in Savannah.

Free admission

Admission to this event is free of charge. The Annual Auction is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome. Food and beverages are available for an additional fee. This event is made possible by generous support from: Creative Catering, Port City Logistics and Savannah Pilots Association.

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Movie in the Pink @ Grayson Stadium, Savannah

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Movie in the Pink Savannah Grayson Stadium 2016Come to the first annual Movie in the Pink at Grayson Stadium in Savannah.

Watch the movie on the field at this family-friendly event. Bring a blanket, bring a friend, bring your PINK, and bring your support for Breast Cancer. This is way to kick off the month of October and Breast Cancer/Breast Reconstruction Awareness.

The night will feature a 3-inning celebrity kickball game followed by a full-feature movie in the stadium. Everyone will enjoy treats like pink lemonade from Parker’s, pink ice cream from Leopold’s, and many other delicious treats. The concession stand will be open as well.

Sat. Oct. 1, 6-10 PM
Grayson Stadium
1401 E Victory Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31404
Find tickets at www.turnitpink.org

2016 Fall TOPSoccer program for children with disabilities, Savannah

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

TopSoccer Savannah

The TOPSoccer program in Savannah provides young players with disabilities an opportunity to discover a love for soccer.

Registration for Fall 2016 TOPSoccer is now open. Sessions start on Sept. 24 and take place at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex in Savannah.

Register now here. 


About TOPSoccer

US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports organization, started The Outreach Program for Soccer or TOPSoccer in 1991 to provide young players with different abilities an environment filled with meaningful learning, developmental and physical participation opportunities through the game of soccer.

Coaches and volunteers will work on simple coordination, ball familiarity, listening skills, teamwork and hopefully plant the seed for a lifetime of soccer enjoyment. With one session a week, TOPSoccer is a safe, caring, and fun environment which focuses on the fundamentals of the ’beautiful game’.

For questions, contact Program Director Ciara Thomas at c.thomas@savannahunited.com. To register, click here.