Archive for the ‘Outreach’ Category

Kudzu Bowl-a-thon: Help Memorial Children’s Hospital raise money to send 20 Savannah children with Type 1 Diabetes to Camp Kudzu

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Kudzu Bowl in Savannah 2014Help Memorial Children’s Hospital in Savannah raise money to send 20 Savannah-area children with Type 1 Diabetes to Camp Kudzu!

You’re invited to come out on May 17, 2014 for Memorial Children’s Hospital first annual Kudzu Bowl from 3:00-5:00p.m. at AMF Savannah Lanes in Savannah.

You can form a team, join an existing team, and make a gift in support of a team or team member by clicking here. Your participation in this first annual bowl-a-thon will raise the funds needed to provide local Kudzu Campers a life-changing camp experience.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make new friends and connect with campers while having a ton of fun, supporting Memorial’s partnership with Camp Kudzu and raising money for summer camp.

Learn more by clicking here.

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FREE Camp Aloha for Grieving Children, Savannah

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Camp Aloha Savannah Register NOW for Camp Aloha: A Camp for Grieving Children

Children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months are invited to attend a weekend overnight camp organized by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.

Camp Aloha will be held May 2-4, 2014 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon and is free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Kaminsky Automotive Group. Trained volunteers and professionals will provide therapeutic activities to teach the children that they are not alone in their grief experience. Campers enjoy an array of activities such as, swimming, sports, games, painting, group therapy sessions, camp fires, singing, playing and making new friends who have experienced tragic losses too.

For more information, please contact bereavement counselor Barbara Moss at Full Circle at 912.303.9442. A video from last year’s camp which explains the bereavement activities in more detail, and application forms are available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK HERE.

You’re invited: FREE Healthy Body, Healthy Minds Extravaganza, Sat. 3/29, Savannah

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Free kids' events in Savannah Blessings In A Book Bag Inc. presents the 2nd Annual Healthy Body Healthy Minds Extravaganza

Healthy Body Healthy Minds will be held on March 29 from 12-3pm at the West Broad Street YMCA.

This is a community wide event which is free and open to the public that will include: family friendly activities for all ages, local media specialist and talents, exhibits and activities provided by local organizations, businesses, the BIBB staff and board members.

The mission: to register as many people in the community for affordable health care and to raise consciousness amongst the inner city community on the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy life style.

Healthy Body Healthy Minds is an informational health fair and field day that will include; Assistance in registering for affordable health care, free food, health screenings, line dance classes, Zumba lessons, Salsa lessons, a massive tug of war competition; an Uno tournament, prizes, live entertainment by Infallible Funk, Natural hair seminars and a runway show by Natural hair specialist Alia. To get more information and to find out how to volunteer go to www.blessingsinabookbag.org

Sponsors include Clear Channel Communications, Curtis V. Cooper, JC Lewis, Hands On Savannah, SAMS Club, Strength Of Nature, Savannah State University, Savannah Technical College, and the West Broad Street YMCA.

About Blessings in a Book Bag
Blessings In A Book Bag (BIBB) is a newly developed non-profit organization in Savannah Georgia. BIBB feeds over 50 students and families at Otis Brock Elementary every Friday afternoon. Monday through Friday students eat at school but on the weekends the need is still there. The organization provides 50 students with book bags filled with easy to prepare, nonperishable foods to sustain them and their families over the weekends so that on Monday morning students return back to school nourished and ready to learn.
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MISSION: Blessings in a Book Bag Inc. wants to insure that impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.
VISION: Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.
Contact: Tonya Ferguson, PR Director 912-631-8983 /blessinginabookbag@gmail.com

Uncle Maddio’s will donate 10% of daily sales Tues. March 25 to a Savannah toddler with disabilities

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Uncle Maddio's kid-friendly pizza joint in SavannahUncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Savannah Gives Back

Restaurant Launches Fundraiser for Local Savannah Toddler

Uncle Maddio's Savannah Fund raiser

Emma Duke with her mom

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint at 7805 Abercorn St #2, takes charge to help raise money for a local Savannah toddler who suffers from severe medical issues. Emma Duke, of Savannah, Ga. is not your ordinary toddler. With an immune deficiency and a severe spine abnormality, she spends many of her days in treatment and therapy. So when Uncle Maddio’s management team, learned that Emma would be going through a comprehensive surgery this summer, they leapt into action, planning a fundraiser for Emma and her medical bills.

Maddio’s manager Ashley, says “Having a child with disabilities is never easy, and the cost of treatment is even harder. We hope to make an impact on this family’s life by helping to lessen the stress of hefty medical bills.”.

Eat @ Uncle Maddio’s Tues. March 25 to help Emma

Throughout the day on March 25th, Uncle Maddio’s will donate 10% of daily sales to the Duke Family. There will also be performances from the International Coastal Youth Choir. Local musicians Amy Taylor, Hugh Russell and Gambol are all donating their time and talent for the event.

More information about the event is available by clicking here.
For any questions about our event, or how to get involved, please email us at Abercorn@unclemaddios.com  or call 912.777.4479

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

24e DESIGN CO. Supports St. Andrew’s School Fund Raiser

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

St. Andrew's only Savannah private school named one of most challenging schools in the U.S.

St. Andrew’s School is pleased to announce plans for the 29th annual Live Auction and Gala set for March 8 at the Savannah Golf Club.

This year’s Platinum Sponsor is 24e DESIGN CO. which is located on Broughton Street in downtown Savannah.

Guests will be able to choose from numerous fine art selections, bid on a wide variety of silent and live auction items, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Last year’s event seated 180 guests for dinner and raised over $100,000.

The Live Auction promises to be exciting with fascinating trips and entertaining parties offered. There is truly something for everyone.

The Live section of the auction has gifts such as:
 Room Makeover from 24e
 Samuel Adams Brewery Tour in Boston with 3-night stay
 Black lab puppy
 Parties, Trips, Spa Packages, and much more!

24e DESIGN CO. is Savannah’s premiere modern furniture store, specializing in contemporary furniture design, interior design and home décor. Their support helps to ensure a successful fund raiser for the Pre-K through Grade 12 private school in Savannah. All monies raised from the event go directly to support students and teachers in the classroom.

For tickets to the event, visit www.saintschool.com/liveauction

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Advertise your child-related business at Maggie’s Morning School Read-a-Thon Fundraiser, Savannah

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning School

Calling all alumni, great readers and “kid- friendly” businesses!

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah is holding their 1st Annual Read-a-Thon Fundraiser Feb. 26 and 27th!

Maggie’s is encouraging alumni, interested community members and those in child related businesses to come and read a book or two!

Feel free to dress up, wear a hat, bring a puppet or a prop! Advertise your company to over 150 school and staff families and at the same time help our preschool reach their reading and pledge goals. As a 501c3 non-profit preschool, Maggie’s Morning School depends on donations and help from the community. Financial donation receipts will be provided for tax purposes.

Funds raised will be used for playground improvements.

Call the school at 352-8404 if you would like to participate.

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Help fight childhood cancer: Catie’s fund for Cure Childhood Cancer Cut-athon

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Catie's Fund cure chidhood cancer SavannahFor the month of February, Cutting Cave – which provides boys & men’s haircuts in Pooler – will donate 10% of every child’s haircut to Catie’s Fund for Cure.

The purpose of Catie’s Fund is to support life-saving research for pediatric cancers through CURE Childhood Cancer. Read about Catie’s fund for a cure for childhood cancer by clicking here.

Come to the Cutting Cave, 11 AM-1 PM Sat. Feb. 15 to see & have photos with the Bulldog Pure Stock Racecar and 11 AM-1 PM Sat. Feb. 22 to meet and have pictures taken with Spiderman.

Photos are free with a haircut or you can just get a picture for a donation to Cure, $5 minimum. Bring your own camera.

More info here.

*No other discounts or coupons will apply
*If you have a little girl, they can trim her hair, but no styles or styling.
Children’s haircuts are $12 (ages 0-15) (ages 16-18 are $16)

Cutting Cave, www.cuttingcave.com,  1014 E US Hwy 80 Unit #300, Pooler, Georgia 31322 On Facebook here.

Mini-Golf Tournament @ Live Oak Public Library, 1/25, Savannah

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

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Tee Off with TWIGS: Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation presents its Inaugural Mini Golf Event: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 10 AM to 4 PM @ Bull Street Library,

The library will be transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course for the day! Enjoy refreshments, family activities and more.

Tee off any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more info, call 912-652-3600

Tickets
Family Foursome: $40
Children (ages 4 and older): $15
Adults (age 16 and older): $5

Register and pay online today by clicking here.

Payment Methods
Payment accepted at the door, online or call Ed Field at 912-652-3667.

Reserve your tee time today! Download the flyer here.

Download the Tee Off with TWIGS FAQs here.

Savannah moms will mark anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy with ‘No More Silence’ event

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence in SavannahAlmost a year has passed since 20 first graders and six teachers and administrators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

On the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook anniversary,  members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and their families will gather for about 50 “No More Silence” events nationwide including in Savannah. Click here for details about the Savannah event. Moms Demand Action was founded one day after the mass shooting in Newtown and now has more than 125,000 members with a chapter in every state.

Events will be co-sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns and will culminate in a communal bell ringing to honor the victims killed in Newtown and to show that American mothers will not be silent about gun violence.

The Savannah event will be at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14 in Daffin Park.

People are invited to gather for a short program, both to remember the victims and show strength to continue speaking out until meaningful action is taken to make America safer. This is meant to be a solemn event not a political rally.

For more information on No More Silence events marking the anniversary of the Newtown shooting, go to http://momsdemandaction.org/no-more-silence/ or   www.facebook.com/events/510837589037022/

IF YOU GO

What: No More Silence: A Call for Remembrance and Resolve

When: 9:30 a.m., Dec. 14

Where: Daffin Park

Info: http://momsdemandaction.org/no-more-silence/ or on Facebook here.

Note: This is a simple and solemn event; not a political rally. If you have a bell at home, please bring it.

Read our newspaper column about this event & Savannah’s gun violence program by clicking here.

You’re invited: Uncle Maddio’s pizza joint live music event to help fight cancer, Savannah

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Uncle Maddio's in Savannah children's birthday parties

Come help Uncle Maddio’s in Savannah fight cancer.

Attend this live music event this Fri. Dec. 13: Hugh Russell with special guest Chyann Rose Guardians of the Ribbon – Savannah GA Chapter Pink Heals. Performing your favorites of 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Showtime is 6-10 PM

Uncle Maddio’s Gift Cards

Perfect gift suggestion for teachers, friends, coaches, neighbors:  Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Savannah Gift Cards, which are now available at Uncle Maddio’s at Abercorn & Mall Blvd.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Savannah also has a private banquet room and catering for all your holiday needs.

Kids’ Make-Your-Own Pizza Birthday Parties

Have your child’s next birthday party in the private banquet room at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Savannah.

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with friends … and pizza, drinks, desserts and party favors? Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Savannah has a private room perfect for make-your-own pizza parties. Kids can flip the dough in the air, spread on the sauce and put on their favorite toppings.

Contact Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Savannah for details and pricing. Call (912) 777-4479 or email abercorn@unclemaddios.com,

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

Quiet time & free photo with Santa for children with disabilities, sensory issues, 12/7, Savannah Mall

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Quiet time with Santa for children with disabilities, sensory issues Santa will be available for visits and pictures for children with disabilities or sensory issues 8-10 AM on Saturday, Dec. 7

During quiet time with Santa, Savannah Mall  will turn off the overhead music and lights and create a quiet environment so children can enjoy Santa without the overstimulating effects of a normal shopping crowd. Children will also receive a free 5 x 7 photo with Santa.

This event is ideal for children with Down syndrome, autism, sensory issues and other disabilities.

Information on photo package pricing may be found here .

The Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, www.savannahmall.com , 912-927-7467. The Savannah Mall is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

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Yuletide Jam Music Event to support Second Harvest Food Bank (free kids’ activities, kids are free), Isle of Hope Savannah

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Yuletide 2013 second harvestBring your family to the Sixth Annual Yuletide Jam music event to support America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia on the evening on Saturday December 14 from 12:45 in the afternoon until 8 in the evening.

Presented by Cedar Hammock Records’ Stewart Marshall – you’re invited to jam out in Paxton Park on Isle of Hope and enjoy live performances by some of Savannah’s greatest talent – Stewart & Winfield, Junkyard Angel, Jan Spillane and the Curve, Lauren Lapointe, Ray Lundy of Bottles n’Cans, Keith & Ross, and The Andrew Gill Band.

Come have some holiday cheer together with the Sweetfield of Eden Choir and Santa and watch the official lighting of the tree.

Bring your family and friends, your chairs and BYOB to enjoy great music, a chili cookoff and free kids’ activities with Scribble Art Studio and Joe Ippolito’ s (Junkyard Angel) Drum Circle for just a $20.00 donation.  Don’t forget to grab some cans out of your pantry on your way out for the food drive.

This is an all ages event and kids under 16 are free.  Come celebrate the holiday season spirit at this event – you will assist local families to celebrate this special time of year with food on their tables, while having a great time.

Mark it down now: Saturday, December 14th – 12:45 in the afternoon – Paxton Park on isle of Hope.  For more information visit www.yuletidejam.com.

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You’re invited: Slow-cooked, farm-to-table Harvest Dinner prepared by Thrive Cafe at St. Andrew’s School

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

St. Andrew's only Savannah private school named one of most challenging schools in the U.S.

Harvest Dinner @  St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island

Friday, November 22
6:00 PM

Eat In or Take Out

$15/person

Chicken Tetrazzini, Veggies & Dessert

(Vegetarian Available)

St. Andrew’s new dining partner, Thrive Cafe, is preparing a slow cooked, farm to table meal with dessert provided by Rainy Day Bakery. Entertainment by St. Andrew’s student vocalists. All proceeds to benefit Children Inspiring Hope, a non-profit founded by St. Andrew’s Alum, Amy Gaylor, which seeks to help students develop intercultural understandings and respect through school partnerships in the United States and Ghana. Learn more at http://www.childreninspiringhope.org

Reserve your spot for dinner online by clicking here.

Thrive Café provides all student & faculty meals at St. Andrew’s School, a private independent school. The partnership is designed to bring healthy, affordable food to the Pre K – Grade 12 school on a daily basis.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Serve the Kids Holiday Ladies Round Robin Tennis Tournament in Savannah seeking participants, sponsors & vendors

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Savannah Ladies Holiday Round Robin CALLING ALL TENNIS PLAYERS
3rd Annual Serve for the Kids
Holiday Ladies Round Robin Tennis Tournament
Thursday, December 05, 2013
8:00am-9:00am Registration/9:00am– 2:00pm Play
Bacon Park Tennis Complex

Entry fee is a low $40 & includes a fun day of doubles tennis, court fees, catered lunch, prizes & player gift bags (including a Tervis Tumbler – you can never have enough of these). In addition, there will be a silent auction, raffle prizes & vendor tables for a little Christmas shopping or a treat for yourself

Organizers are continuing to seek Corporate Sponsors at levels of $100 (includes 1 player entry), $200 (includes 2 player entries) & $300 (includes 2 player entries) and donations of items for the silent auction and/or raffle prizes and/or items to put in the player gift bags. We are anticipating 128 players this year!! Also, anyone interesting in being a vendor at the event (no fee to have a table, organizers just request a donation of one item to either auction or raffle).

Funds raised will support: The Savannah Children’s Theatre, Horizons Savannah (summer camp for disadvantaged kids) & The Serve for the Kids College Scholarship Fund

CONTACT CHRIS O’MALLEY for information or to register at serveforthekidsroundrobin@hotmail.com

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Holidays 2013 in Savannah: Sailing with Santa Cruises

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Holidays 2013: Sailing with Santa Savannah Riverboat Cruises 2013 Sailing With Santa Cruise

Children will have the chance to sail with Santa on Savannah Riverboat Cruises’ 2pm Sightseeing Cruises Nov. 29 & Nov. 30, Dec. 7 & 8 and take pictures on board. Children sail free with the donation of a new unwrapped toy and an accompanied paying adult. All toys will be donated to the Next Generation, a charity that benefits The Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Reserve your tickets by clicking here.

Santa will make four special appearances this year before returning back to the North Pole where he and his elves will be preparing for Christmas Day!

Prices: Adult: $21.95- Child: $12.95

Take your Christmas photo on board with Santa! Kids sail FREE with the donation of an unwrapped toy!! *prices do no include 3% port fee and 7% sales tax This year’s toy donations will benefit: The Next Generation for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial

DATES: Friday, November 29th, Saturday, November 30th, Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th

Boards at 1:30pm; Sails from 2:00pm-3:00pm

MORE INFO HERE.

Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E River St Savannah, 31401-1295; www.savannahriverboat.com/ tel. (912) 232-6404 Savannah Riverboat Cruises is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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You’re invited: Gingerbread workshop to benefit Habitat for Humanity in Savannah

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Habitat for Humanity gingerbread 2013

Start a new holiday tradition.

Habitat for Humanity in Savannah’s founders had a simple idea – everyone on the planet should have a safe, decent place to live. Each day Habitat for Humanity works tirelessly to make that happen. But sometimes, they have a little fun doing it.

Join Habitat for Humanity on Dec. 8th or 9th for a gingerbread workshop, where the young or the young at heart get to build home sweet home.

Habitat for Humanity will provide all the supplies and a whole lot of expert guidance from local chef Meggan Hartley. You make a donation and help our neighbors. And did we mention that it’s fun?

where: JCPenney Court at Oglethorpe Mall

when: Sunday, Dec. 8 or Monday, Dec. 9, 11 am – 2 pm

cost: $20 per participant. Reduced rates for groups of 6 or larger.

Preregistering? Contact Michelle Hunter @ hunter@habitatsavannah.org. Or walk-up. They’ll manage to find some space.

SEE PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR: 2012 HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS WORKSHOP

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You’re invited: 16th Annual SMA Angels Charity Ball, Savannah

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

SMA Charity Ball 2013 Savannah

Please join SMA Angels Charity, Inc. for their 16th annual SMA Angels Charity Ball. Featuring the “Swingin’ Medallions” band. It will be an evening of enchantment – a magical night of hope and dreams! Pink is the color of the night – Tiaras & Black Tie optional. Live & Silent Auction, Dinner & Dance.

Reservations www.smaangels.org

This special ball will be Saturday, November 16 2013 at 6 PM @ Savannah Riverfront Marriot in downtown Savannah.
Read about an amazing Richmond Hill family with twin daughters born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) by clicking here.

Harvest Fun Festival benefitting March of Dimes, 10/26 @ Savannah Mall

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Savannah Mall Harvest Fun Festival March of Dimes

Harvest Fun Festival is this Saturday @ Savannah Mall! 12-4 PM Sat. Oct. 26. Proceeds benefit the March of Dimes. Only $5.

The Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, www.savannahmall.com , 912-927-7467. Savannah Mall is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Barbeque, Brews & Bluegrass fundraiser for The Next Generation, 10/13, in Savannah

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

BBQ, Brews & Bluegrass 2013 SavannahBarbeque, Brews & Bluegrass is The Next Generation’s Annual Fundraiser. In its first two years, The Barbeque, Brews + Bluegrass event raised over $60,000 for The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Over 700 adults and children attended last year’s event and we are looking forward to another exciting event this year.

Prepay for admission at http://memorialhealth.kintera.org/bbqbrewsbluegrass

Proceeds go toward The Next Generation, founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

Strides to Rides Charity Walk at Lake Mayer to benefit Horsin’ Around therapeutic horseback riding, Savannah

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Horsin' Around Strides to Rides fund raiser SavannahHorsin’ Around is a volunteer run, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to special needs individuals in Southeast Georgia. The group rides on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings. Their next session begins Oct 15, 2013.

Horsin’ Around has two upcoming events that are open to the public:

Oct 26, 2013: 6:30 – 8:30 Wines & Equines at 1032 John Carter Blvd, Bloomingdale, GA. The evening will consist of tasting delicious wine, sampling decadent desserts and a special demonstration from some of our riders as well as a meet and greet with our hoofed friends. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the event. Call 912-667-6721 or email horsinaroundboard@yahoo.com for tickets.

November 9, 2013. Strides to Rides Charity Walk at Lake Mayer. Registration and activities (such as duck pond and face painting) will begin at 11 am and the walk will begin at noon. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 the day of the event. T-shirts and lunch are included with registration. Teams are encouraged and the biggest rider team PRE-REGISTERED (with at least 10 members) gets a free session and the biggest non-rider team PRE-REGISTERED (with at least 10 members) gets a $100 restaurant gift card. Sponsorship is welcomed and needed by Oct 14 to assure advertising.

Horsin’ Around, 1032 John Carter Rd., Bloomingdale,  31302, (912) 748-7917, email horsinaroundboard@yahoo.com, www.horsinaround.org On Facebook here.

Wines & Equines to benefit Horsin’ Around therapeutic horseback riding, Savannah

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Wines and Equines Horsin' Around Savannah Horsin’ Around is a volunteer run, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to special needs individuals in Southeast Georgia. The group rides on Tuesday and Thursdays evenings. Their next session begins Oct 15, 2013.

READ MY COLUMN ABOUT HORSIN’ AROUND THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING BY CLICKING HERE.

Horsin’ Around has two upcoming events that are open to the public:

Oct 26, 2013: 6:30 – 8:30 Wines & Equines at 1032 John Carter Blvd, Bloomingdale, GA. The evening will consist of tasting delicious wine, sampling decadent desserts and a special demonstration from some of our riders as well as a meet and greet with our hoofed friends. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the event. Call 912-667-6721 or email horsinaroundboard@yahoo.com for tickets.

November 9, 2013. Strides to Rides Charity Walk at Lake Mayer. Registration and activities (such as duck pond and face painting) will begin at 11 am and the walk will begin at noon. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 the day of the event. T-shirts and lunch are included with registration. Teams are encouraged and the biggest rider team PRE-REGISTERED (with at least 10 members) gets a free session and the biggest non-rider team PRE-REGISTERED (with at least 10 members) gets a $100 restaurant gift card. Sponsorship is welcomed and needed by Oct 14 to assure advertising.

Horsin’ Around, 1032 John Carter Rd., Bloomingdale, 31302, (912) 748-7917, email horsinaroundboard@yahoo.com, www.horsinaround.org On Facebook here.

Buddy Walk & Family Fun Festival, 10/5 in Forsyth Park, Savannah

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Savannah Down Syndrome Support Lowcountry Down Syndrome Socity2013 Buddy Walk & Family Fun Festival
When: 10 AM Oct. 5 2013
Where: Forsyth Park
Paula and Jamie Deen will be Grand Marshals
The eighth annual fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). Registration is $12 per person or $40 for a family of four. For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505.

The walk begins at 10 AM. The Family Fun Festival, which starts immediately following the walk, will feature a variety of activities such as face painting, pumpkin painting, the BOO Boutique, bouncy houses, games, music and refreshments and last until 2 PM.
Registration forms for the walk are available online at www.ldssga.org  or sign-up starting at 8:30 AM day of the event. Online registration ends Sunday, September 29th. To learn more, visit www.ldssga.org

The annual walk helps to fund programs such as Camp Buddy Summer Camps and many other services right here in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire. The walk is held every year at Forsyth Park in Savannah, to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice.

The Buddy Walk welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Bring your carriage, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets.

About the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society: The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a 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. People are encouraged to bring their children. The group is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. www.ldssga.org

Holiday Family Portrait Sessions at an affordable rate with 3 Savannah photographers

Friday, September 20th, 2013

affordable holiday family photos in Savannah<< CLICK HERE TO BOOK  YOUR SESSION >> 

Professional Photographers Greg Ceo, Rich Burkhart, and John McKinnon have generously agreed to donate their time to shoot a limited number of Holiday Family Photos to support the Montessori Education Society of Savannah.

Greg, Rich and John will be photographing children and families Friday, October 18th – Sunday, October 20th at the circular park located at the intersection of Battey Street and East 50th Street in Savannah’s Ardsley Park neighborhood.

These portrait sessions are open to the public but spaces are limited so please sign up now.

Pricing: $50 — Digital delivery of your photo as a high-res jpeg suitable for printing holiday cards from the photo lab of your choice – OR – $35 — Your family photo displayed online at Pictage.com, from which you can order high quality holiday cards and prints – see below.

Photographers: Greg Ceo is a SCAD Professor of Photography and an internationally-known commercial photographer. He shoots weddings in the Savannah area and you can see his wedding work at SavannahWeddingPhoto.com. Greg holds a BFA in Photography from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Photography from SCAD. Greg will be shooting on Friday and Saturday.

Rich Burkhart is a professional photojournalist on staff at the Savannah Morning News. He also shoots weddings and family portraits in the Savannah area and you can see his work at PhotosbyRB.com. He holds a BFA and an MFA in Photography from SCAD. Rich will be shooting on Sunday.

John McKinnon is a professional photographer employed full-time by SCAD’s Department of Communications, as well as a fine art photographer. John will be shooting on Saturday.

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Holiday Cards: Pictage.com is a website used by professional photographers to fulfill their orders for prints, greeting cards, and other products. They offer both flat and folded greeting cards that are completely customizable – you can use one of dozens of templates, create your own card from scratch, or alter a template to suit your needs. You can even type your annual family newsletter right into the folded greeting card. And of course, they are known for their high quality photo printing.

Here is the pricing:

5×7 flat one-sided photo cards

25 cards – .90/card; 50 cards – .85/card; 75 cards – .80/card; 100 cards – .75/card; 150 cards – .70/card; 200 cards – .65/cards; 200+ – .65/card includes envelopes

5×7 folded press printed greeting cards 10 cards – $3/card; 25 cards – $2.25/card; 50 cards – $2.00/card; 75 cards – $2.00/card; 100 cards – $1.80 card; 100+ – $1.80/card includes envelopes

Shipping and tax are additional. They will also soon be offering a holiday promotion – 10 free cards with an order of 25 or more!

Because Pictage can only be accessed through professional photographers and not directly by consumers, this is a very special opportunity to get high quality photo cards printed at a spectacular price.

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Jacob G. Smith vs. Harlem Wizards Basketball Game, Savannah

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Harlem WizardsThe Harlem Wizards are coming to Sol C. Johnson High School, Monday, October 7th at 6:30pm. The evening promises to be a fun filled event that is great for kids and adults and will guarantee to put a smile on your face!

This event is hosted by the Jacob G. Smith Elementary PTA. The Harlem Wizards will take on a team comprised of Jacob G. Smith’s own teachers as well as a few local celebrities, business owners and government officials.

The Harlem Wizards have a unique mission: create awe-inspiring events throughout the country. At a Wizards game, fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. Its two hours of family time where parents, grandparents, and kids can all laugh together. When you’re in the stands, you’re more than a spectator; you’re part of the show with loads of audience participation. Throughout the game, fans will experience a magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction.

There are three tiers of tickets for purchase and all tickets may be purchased in advance at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School, 210 Lamara Drive, Savannah, GA or on-line at www.HarlemWizards.com . The General Admission advance purchase price is $10 per ticket and may be purchased at the door for $12. There are 50 Reserved Seat tickets that are priced at $20 each. These tickets are some of the best seats in the house. There is also have a Courtside Package which includes entrance 30 minutes in advance, a team photograph that may be autographed during a meet-and-greet and courtside seating right near the Harlem Wizard’s bench.

Please contact the school at 912-395-6530 for more information.

Private School in Savannah Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Private schools in Savannah St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah recently partnered with The Side-Out Foundation which unites volleyball players and coaches in the fight against breast cancer. In conjunction with the September 6 volleyball game, the St. Andrew’s community raised over $700 for the Side-Out organization.

Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball games and clinics. The organization’s goal is to increase patient support services, educate communities and fund research. You may still donate to the St. Andrew’s campaign at https://www.sideout.org/cb/campaigns/campaign/6826

In addition to winning the fight against breast cancer, the St. Andrew’s Lady Lions are on a winning streak on the court. The Varsity and JV teams defeated Beaufort Academy this week, extending their winning streak to 7-0 and 4-0, respectively. Congrats to these awesome student athletes.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School committed to being a leader in 21st Century teaching and learning, which includes a curricular focus on creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and character. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade Twelve private school, visit www.saintschool.com  or call 897.4941.

Visit www.saintschool.com  for more information.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Glor na Daire Irish Dance Academy in Savannah presents “A Night in Ireland” on Tybee Is.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Glor na Daire Irish Dance Academy Savannah

Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance presents its annual fundraiser, “A Night in Ireland” with two performances on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the American Legion Post 154 on Tybee Island, Ga.

The matinee features dancing only and begins at 2 p.m. Matinee tickets are $5 each. The evening performance includes dinner, Irish dancing, live music, cash bar and silent auction. Seating starts at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. Evening tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets may be purchased online at www.glornadaire.com or at Big Frog Custom t-shirts (1909 E. Victory Dr.).

Glor na Daire is an Irish Dance Academy formed by Abbey Wood, TCRG, and Brent Wood, TCRG. The dance school is comprised of four locations in what is considered the Southern Region of Irish Dance in North America, including Savannah, Ga., Charleston, S.C., Jacksonville, Fla., and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Glor na Daire Academy’s goal is to reach within each dancer and help them find all that comes with hard work. cooperation, commitment and the joy found in the musical movement of Irish dance. For more information about Glor na Daire Irish Dance Academy, please visit www.glornadaire.com  or like Glor na Daire Academy at www.facebook.com/GlornaDaireAcademy .

If interested in Irish Dance classes in Savannah, please call 912.308.2800 or email a.kimzey03@gmail.com For performance info, call 843.260.5609 or email lbland1@aol.com

Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance, www.glornadaire.com , 7176 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance is a SouthernMamas.com subscriber

Win a custom-built Whole Foods Market Savannah table at Greenhouse Grand Opening, Oct. 6, Savannah

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Win a Whole Foods table at Design for Ability grand opening Savannah

Are you swooning over the handcrafted tables at the new Whole Foods Market Savannah? We are!

Guess what? You can try to win the custom-built tables made from reclaimed materials at the Greenhouse Grand Opening fundraiser event on Oct. 6 for Design for Ability, an educational co-op in Savannah. The table that you can win is an exact replica of a table that was built for the local Whole Foods Market.

Tables at Whole Foods Market Savannah

Tables at Whole Foods Market Savannah

Local studio Oxform created these tables for Whole Foods Market Savannah and will be re-creating one for Design for Ability’s fundraiser!

You’re invited: Open House Event with Design for Ability, 3-8 PM Sun. Oct. 6.
Dinner | Live Music | Refreshments | Silent Auction
Special Raffle Item: Dining table hand crafted from local woodworking studio OxForm
Bands: City Hotel, The Accomplices, Lovely Locks and Kid Syc
Where: 607 E. 34th Street; courtyard @ Southern Pine Company
Tickets: $20.00 advanced / $25.00 day of

Tickets info here.

Come join the first fundraiser event for Design for Ability. They’ll will be showing off the construction of their brand new greenhouse, listening to some great music and eating wonderful food. Help support Design for Ability’s vocational training program for youth with exceptional needs by attending. It will be a blue grass pickin, good food eatin an annual affair. Details here.

When you shop @ Kroger, you can earn money for Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Thanks to the Kroger Community Rewards Program, every time you shop at Kroger, you can earn money for Park Place Outreach, Youth Emergency Shelter in Savannah.

All you need to do is link your Kroger Plus Card to Park Place Outreach and Kroger will donate money to Park Place Outreach every quarter.

Follow these simple steps and start your support today: 1. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com; 2. Sign into your online Kroger account (or create an account if you don’t have one). You can set-up an account using your Plus Card number or Alternate ID; 3. Once logged into your account, click Kroger Community Reward and search for Park Place Outreach using it’s organizational # (102801); and 4. Select “Park Place Outreach”, hit Save and your card is registered. Registering your Plus Card to support Park Place Outreach does not affect your fuel points or grocery discounts in any way.

Visit Park Place Outreach’s website at http://parkplaceyes.org/

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter received a $750 grant on July 15 from the York Children’s Foundation through Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors.

The York Foundation is the charitable arm of leading casket manufacturer, The York Group, dedicated to awarding grants to non-profit organizations committed to serving the needs of children. Each time a casket is purchased at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the money is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased.

Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area participating in the York Children’s Foundation program, and eligible charitable organizations in Savannah and Chatham County may apply for grants quarterly at www.yorkgrp.com.

The York Children’s Foundation was established in 1992 and is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division. The organization has contributed more than $2.5 million to mostly community-based children’s charities throughout the country via quarterly grants, including a $750 grant in 2012 to Savannah/Chatham Court Appointed Special Advocates through Fox & Weeks.

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please call 912-234-4048, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

You’re invited: Happily Ever After Ball to benefit The Next Generation, Savannah

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Next Generation Benefit Happily Ever After Ball SavannahHear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling all Princesses and Pirates! You are most cordially invited to attend the Happily Ever After Ball on Sunday, Aug 25 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Brockington Hall, 213 East Hall Street.

The Happily Ever After Ball is a charity children’s costume party! 100% of proceeds from the event go to The Next Generation benefitting The Children’s Hospital of Memorial Health University Medical Center.

Come dressed for the occasion as a royal good time will be had by all!

Children will be able to meet their favorite princess or pirate, sword fight with Captain Jack, get dolled up at Rapunzel’s Hair Palace, capture your Tinkerbell Adventure with Christine Hall and go under the sea with The Little Mermaid.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online at HAPPILYEVERAFTERBALL.EVENTBRITE.COM and at local retailers Blue Belle, Rob’s at Drayton Tower or J. Paige. Each magical ticket admits one adult or one child. Hurry to get yours because there are a limited number of tickets for sale and this event will sell out!

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You’re invited: Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser for Surfers for Autism, Savannah

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Surfers for Autism Savannah Tybee September 20132013 brings Tybee Island’s 3rd Annual Surfers for Autism event.

Salt2Sand Surf Co. is looking to host the 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament and Fundraiser for the Surfers for Autism Organization.

On August 11th, 2013, North Beach Grill is assisting in hosting this fundraiser. Registration for the tournament will be promptly at 12:30 PM. The Cornhole Tournament will begin at 1 PM on August 11, 2013 and local favorites Domino Effect, Kota Mundi and The Trains Wrecks will jam all afternoon until 5 PM.

In addition to the Cornhole Tournament, tons of items will be included in the silent auction, ranging from custom art work to hand crafted clothing and jewelry.

This event and tournament is designed to raise money for the Surfers For Autism Organization. This is a fundraiser and 100% of the proceeds raised by Salt2Sand Surf Co. will go directly to the Surfers for Autism Organization. Cornhole teams will be two-person teams. Buy-in for the event is $50 per team. Winners will win a “STAYCATION” for 3 nights on Tybee Island.

This is a family friendly event and the public is welcome. Surfers For Autism brings so much to the community every September with their annual event by the pier that Salt2Sand Surf Co. wanted a chance to give back to their organization! This year’s event will be held on September 7, 2013. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun, music, sun and fundraising.

RSVP to the event thru Salt2Sand Surf Co on Facebook. http://salt2sand.com/blog/27/

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