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Yard sale Aug. 2 to send a Savannah family on a mission trip to Poland

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Poland mission from Savannah Christian Church Chances are you’ve heard of or maybe even attended the impressive The Journey interactive Christmas Story at Savannah Christian Church during the holiday season.

But did you know there’s a similar production modeled on the Savannah Christian Church one that takes place in Poland each Christmas, too?

This upcoming Christmas, lateChurch/Savannah Christian is sending a beloved Savannah family – parents Dove & Amber McHargue along with their identical red-headed exuberant triplet boys (pictured to the right) – to Poland for December with Proem Ministries. This spirited Savannah family will be involved in so many areas while in Poland – participating in camps, music, workshops and anywhere they are needed.

The McHargues will also have the opportunity to serve in the Polish version of The Journey, a re-enactment of the night Jesus Christ was born, called the Journey to Bethlehem. Last year during the 10 nights that it ran in Poland, 5,000 people attended. 

But the McHargues need your help!

You can help send the McHargue Family to Poland by attending a HUGE yard sale/bake sale Saturday, August 2 at 7 AM – 3 PM, 136 E. 64th St., Savannah, 31405. Every penny raised at the sale will go towards the McHargue family’s mission trip to Poland.

If you have any items, yard sale or bake sale, that you would like to donate,  there will be a Donation Drop Off Day Friday, August 1st at the same address (corner of 64th and Habersham) from 2-7pm. If you don’t have anything to donate, please come check out the sale. It is going to be HUGE and for a great cause.

Learn more about the huge yard sale/bake sale via the Facebook event page here. 

Date Night: Band Against Cancer Concert Bash, May 31, Savannah

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Band Against Cancer Savannah Nick Rintye

Help Savannah father & husband Nick Rintye raise money and awareness for the fight against blood cancers @ Band Against Cancer Concert Bash, 4-9 PM May 31 @ Knights of Columbus, 700 Christopher Drive behind Wangs restaurant on Waters Avenue.

All proceeds benefit the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society through the Man of the Year campaign.

Nick Rintye, who is putting on this event, is a Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor. He was only 37 when diagnosed. LLS helped the Rintye family when Nick was sick so he is trying to pay it forward. The Rintye family is living proof that the money raised in our community stays in our community.

The bands, location and other vendors are all volunteering/donating their time and resources for this event so it’s another example of our community coming together for such a great cause. More info here.

FREE Meet the Minions & Family Movie Night @ Lucas Theatre, Savannah (May 23)

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Meet the Minions Free Family Movie Night Savannah Bring your kids to meet the minions at this FREE family-centered event @ the Lucas Theatre in downtown Savannah on Friday, May 23rd.

There will be a red carpet with photo ops with the Minions, face painting, cupcakes and then watching Despicable Me on the big screen. To attend, all you need to do is make a reservation online at www.SavannahManofTheYear.com. You can also make donations to the cause at this website, but donations are not required

Date: Friday, May 23
Time: Red Carpet Events begin at 6 PM
Movie starts at 7 PM
Cost: FREE! Donations accepted and appreciated to benefit the Michael Caputo’s Man of the Year campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Reservations: www.SavannahManofTheYear.com

Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31401, (912) 525-5040, email lucas@lucastheatre.com, www.lucastheatre.com

You’re invited: Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch, Savannah

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch SavannahSunday, April 27, 2014
5 to 7 pm

At the usual height of the strawberry-picking season, join Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah for this 20th annual traditional Sunday supper at the Lakeside Pavilion.

The meal culminates with a fresh strawberry shortcake dessert from fruits harvested from the field at CGBG. This year’s supper is by Chef Nick Mueller. Silent auction tables offer a wide array of items, and all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Coastal Gardens — the non-profit supporter of the expansion efforts at the botanical gardens. Cost is $30 per person, $15 per child age 12 and under.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

Tybee Island Kite Flying Festival (April 27)

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Tybee Kite Flying Festival 2014Come out to fly a kite to support and create awareness about Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. Tybee Island will host the 3rd Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival to benefit movement disorders on April 27. Open to the public!

In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group and North Beach Bar & Grill welcomes the community to participate in the 3rd Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day at the beach featuring food, fun, art, kite flying and music provided by “The Band with No Name.” Students of Savannah Arts Academy will also participate in a fun Kite Design Contest.
WHEN:
Sunday, April 27
11-2 p.m.
WHERE:
Registration is at the North Beach parking lot next to North Beach Bar & Grill entrance.
COST: Registration for the Kite Festival is $10 which includes a kite provided by IntotheWind.com and Gumbo provided by North Beach Bar & Grill. For more information call 912.663.6803 or email krpnova@aol.com or visit Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group on Facebook.

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.

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

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.

Tybee Island Kite Flying Festival (April 27)

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Tybee Kite Flying Festival 2014Let’s go fly a kite with the kids.

Come out to fly a kite to support and create awareness about Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.

Tybee Island will host the 3rd Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival to benefit movement disorders on April 27. Open to the public!

In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group and North Beach Bar & Grill welcomes the community to participate in the 3rd Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day at the beach featuring food, fun, art, kite flying and music provided by “The Band with No Name.” Students of Savannah Arts Academy will also participate in a fun Kite Design Contest.

WHEN:
Sunday, April 27
11-2 p.m.
WHERE:
Tybee Island Kite Festival
Registration is at the North Beach parking lot next to North Beach Bar & Grill entrance.
REGISTRATION: Registration for the Kite Festival is $10 which includes a kite provided by IntotheWind.com and Gumbo provided by North Beach Bar & Grill.

For more information call 912.663.6803 or email krpnova@aol.com  or visit Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group on Facebook.

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.

Yuletide Jam is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

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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

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

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

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

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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For more information about the Montessori Education Society of Savannah, please click here.

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.