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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 or email



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, or Joe Marchese at 912-213-9999,

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 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, or


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,, Coastal Heritage Society is a 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

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,, Savannah, Ga.  912.713.1253, email 
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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 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 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 or call 912.988.KEYS.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik Savannah, email, 912.988.KEYS (5397)  Kindermusik is a 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, On Facebook here.  Uncle Maddio’s is a 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 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 today.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik Savannah, email, 912.988.KEYS (5397)  Kindermusik is a 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, On Facebook here.  Uncle Maddio’s is a 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. 

Girls’ Night Out in Richmond Hill is a advertiser 

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 .


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

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

Robyn Shirley, Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, Robyn Shirley is a 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