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FREE Cat in the Hat shows to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday in Savannah, Effingham, Hinesville

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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Join Live Oak Public Library branches in the Savannah/Effingham/Hinesville area in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday!

As “The Cat in the Hat,” Reuben Haller (a musician, clown and former Cirque du Soleil performer) brings this classic book to life. The show, complete with Things 1 & 2, a grumpy fish, and a balancing birthday cake, involves children as participants from start to finish. Don’t miss this one! Ages 3 & up.

Please call ahead to confirm times & dates.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003 Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Midway Library, 884-5742 Monday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m.

Port City Library, 964-8013 Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:30 p.m.

West Broad Library, 232- 6395 Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222 Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m.

Carnegie Library, 231- 9921 Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m.

Bull St. Library, 652-3600 Friday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.

Tybee Library, 786-7733 Saturday, March 2, 3 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471 Monday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.

W. W. Law Library, 236-8040 Monday, March 4, 4:30 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, March 5, 11 a.m.

Islands Library, 897-6233 Tuesday, March 5, 4 p.m.

FREE “Winnie the Pooh & Balloons Too” kids’ show in Savannah, Hinesville, Rincon, Pooler & Wilmington Is.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Winnie the Pooh and Balloons Too!

Come celebrate the birthday of A. A. Milne, author of the “Winnie the Pooh” book series with balloon artist Lynnae Weller. She will take children on a balloon art adventure with music, audience participation, and most of all, Winnie the Pooh!

Tybee Library, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m.
Hinesville Library, Monday, Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m
Midway Library, Monday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 4:30 p.m.
Bull Street Library, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Rincon Library, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m.
Islands Library, Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Thunderbolt Library, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.
W. W. Law Library, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m.
West Broad Library, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m.
Pooler Library, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 4:30 p.m.

If you want to have crazy amounts of fun at your next birthday party, please contact Lynnae with Bend Out A Shape Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail bendoutashape@gmail.com, www.bendoutashape.com/

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Encourage your budding writer to enter Live Oak Public Libraries’ Young Writers Contest 2012

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Here’s a fun way to celebrate of this year’s Savannah Children’s Book Festival, set for Saturday Nov. 10 2012 in Forsyth Park: encourage your child to enter the Young Writers Contest 2012.

Live Oak Public Libraries is accepting entries for the annual Young Writers Contest, which is open to young writers in kindergarten through college. The submissions must include at least five words from books written by the 2012 Savannah Children’s Book Festival featured authors. Entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 21, 2012. For information on the festival’s featured authors, click here.

Poems may be about any topic and choose from a variety of styles including haiku, sonnet, acrostic, ballad, cinquain, quatrain and free form verse. Writers are encouraged to visit their favorite library branch and check out books on writing poetry. Winners will be announced on Fri., Oct. 26, 2012, on the library’s website, www.liveoakpl.org , and will be notified by phone, mail or email. The library will host a reception for the winners, their families and writing teachers at the Bull Street Library on Wed., Nov. 7, 2012, at 5 p.m.

For complete guidelines, visit www.liveoakpl.org  or stop by any Live Oak Public Libraries branch for more information. The 9th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival is presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah with generous support from the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation and Gulfstream Aerospace.

FREE Spanish Storytime to teach children Spanish, Savannah

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Free Spanish Story to help children learn how to speak Spanish

Spanish Story Time for Children. Wednesday, March 28 11:00-11:45 AM. Your children will have lots of fun learning Spanish through story and song! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday through May at Bilingual Speech Therapy & Language Center, 9100 White Bluff Road, Suite 202. Parents just call or email us to reserve a spot for your child. Call Lorena Luna-Bradfield M.S. CCC/SLP at 912.335.8486 or email llbradfield@gmail.com. For more info, visit www.bilingualspeechtherapy.net . For Ages 3 and up. Free.

FREE Spanish Storytime for Kids, Savannah

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The first FREE Spanish Story Time for Children will be 11-11:45 AM Wed March 14 . Your children will have lots of fun learning Spanish through story and song!

This free event will be held Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday through May at Bilingual Speech Therapy & Language Center, 9100 White Bluff Road, Suite 202.

For more information, call Lorena Luna-Bradfield M.S. CCC/SLP at 912.335.8486 or click here . For Ages 3 and up. Free.

Bilingual Speech Therapy & Language Center, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 201, Savannah, 31406. On Facebook here. 912.335.8486, www.bilingualspeechtherapy.net/ Bilingual Speech Therapy & Language Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

New libraries for Wilmington Island & Garden City: Community input wanted

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

You can have a say about the plans for new libraries.

Live Oak Public Libraries officials are asking the public for input as they unveil preliminary plans for two new libraries at two upcoming public meetings.

They are scheduled as follows:

Community input session for Westside Library
Thursday, February 23 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the new Garden City Town Center

Community input session for Islands Library
Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at the existing Islands Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd.

In the preliminary designs, both libraries will have the same design and square footage with several unique features that reflect the individual communities. Estimated completion of the libraries is summer 2013.

Take Your Child to the Library Day, Feb. 4, Savannah

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Saturday, February 4
Stop by the library with your kids and take part in some special activities, PLUS, register to win a Nook! Live Oak Libraries will give away ONE Barnes & Noble NOOK ($200 value) throughout the entire system to individuals who register at their branch ONLY on February 4.

Rincon Library, 3 p.m.
Stop by the Rincon Library with your kids and take part in this special family program. Activities include family storytime and board games. This is also a great opportunity to get a library card, learn about library services and collections for the whole family, and find out more about e-book services. Your child may even be able to read to a wonderful therapy dog. For all ages.

Oglethorpe Mall Library
10:30 a.m. – “Special Storytime” for ages 0 to 4
4 p.m. – “Make It and Take It Craft” with a Reading Train theme for ages 4 and up.

Southwest Chatham Library
11 a.m. – “Dog Days” Readers, ages 5 & up. Quiet reading with one of our many registered therapy dogs.
2 p.m. – “Family Storytime” Stories, songs, fingerplays and a thematic craft for all ages.
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – “E-book Consultation” A trained staff will be available to offer assistance using Download Destination on your electronic reading device.

Islands Library, 4 p.m.

Tybee Library, 4 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 4 p.m.
Learn about library services, get an e-book lesson, make an art activity, and register for a special prize.

Spanish Storytime, Richmond Hill

Sunday, January 8th, 2012
FREE Spanish story time by a licensed teacher!
Come to the Richmond Hill YMCA for a fun, energetic story time with crafts, singing, dancing, sign language, and stories by the only Spanish instructor at Savannah Technical College.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

For families who wish to increase and support their Spanish skills while interacting with their baby or toddler. Ages 0-5.

Oatland Is. Wildlife Center’s new bobcats & return of Toddler Tuesdays

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah has 3 new juvenile bobcats on exhibit. Come check out these active, playful youngsters. Oatland Island is open 362 days a year including MLK Jr. Day Mon. Jan. 16.

Oatland’s popular weekly Toddler Tuesdays programs Jan. 10 returns after holiday break. Details below.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Wildlife and education programs
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31410
(912) 395-1212

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays return Jan. 10 2012 at Oatland Island Wildlife Center.
Programs at 10 AM & 11 AM Tuesdays. Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees for 2011-2012:
General: $5 per child $5 per adult
Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

Toddler Tuesday Topics January 2012

January 10, 2012: Happy “Mew” Year! – Join Oatland as they welcome a new year by learning about Oatland’s feline friends the Bobcats. They may be short on tails but not on personality! During this program, the group will take a walk so be sure to bring your stroller or wagon.

January 17, 2012: Our Bushy-tailed Friends: Squirrels! – Scurry to Oatland Island to learn about those frisky, furry tailed rodents, squirrels, as we celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day. We will sing songs, read a book, and do a squirrel painting craft. Be sure to bring your strollers as we will be taking a walk to look for squirrels along the trails.

January 24, 2012: Dragon Lizard – Welcome the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar by meeting Oatland’s resident “dragon” Dyno the broad head skink and making your own lizard dragon to take home.

January 31, 2012: A Different type of Hog – Trot on in to Oatland as we celebrate Ground Hog day learning about another kind of hog, our resident pig, Streaker. We will take her a treat and learn about our porcine friend.

Spanish Storytime, Richmond Hill

Friday, January 6th, 2012

FREE Spanish story time by a licensed teacher!
Come to the Richmond Hill YMCA for a fun, energetic story time with crafts, singing, dancing, sign language, and stories by the only Spanish instructor at Savannah Technical College.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

For families who wish to increase and support their Spanish skills while interacting with their baby or toddler. Ages 0-5

January 2012 Classes at Mommy & Me Fitness, Richmond Hill

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness in Richmond Hill provides parents a venue to participate in play and fitness classes with their children age 6 weeks to 5 years old

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness offers:
*Parent/Child Classes
*Birthday Parties
*Mommy’s Morning Out
and more!

Gift certificates available! Click here.

Enroll Now for January 2012 Classes Filling Fast at Mommy & Me Play and Fitness.  2552 US Highway 17, Richmond Hill
912.756.2828
Any new student who mentions you read about Mommy & Me on SouthernMamas.com will have the Lifetime Membership Fee waived!
Military & Multi Child/Class Discounts
www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com
email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com

Like Mommy & Me Play and Fitness on Facebook here.

Charlene R. Ford, EdD
Owner/Program Director

Hours: Mon: 9 am-2 pm
Tues – Thurs: 9 am -2 pm & 5-6:30 pm
Fri: 9 am – 2 pm
Sat: 9 am – 12 pm

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness, www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com, 2552 US Hwy17, Richmond Hill, 31324, 912.756.2828, email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com Mommy & Me Play and Fitness is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

October classes filling fast at Mommy & Me Play & Fitness so register now

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Enroll Now for October classes at  Mommy & Me Play and Fitness in Richmond Hill.  Classes begin on Oct. 3. If you would like your child to enroll in classes, please visit Mommy & Me Play and Fitness website by clicking here for the October schedule (slight changes) and to enroll online.

If you have classes that you will make up in October and you intend to enroll in an October class, email owner Charlene Ford so that she can invoice you the proper fee. (email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com) Two of the September classes were full and most likely will fill again, so make sure to get in early to ensure the class time that works best for your child.

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness.

2552 US Highway 17, Richmond Hill
912.756.2828
Any new student who mentions you read about Mommy & Me on SouthernMamas.com will have the Lifetime Membership Fee waived!
Military & Multi Child/Class Discounts
www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com
email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com

Like Mommy & Me Play and Fitness on Facebook here.

Story Time w/ Make and Take every 1st Thursday @ 1 PM
COST: FREE!
Reservations Required. Call 756.2828

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness in Richmond Hill offers Classes; Birthday Parties; Mommy’s Morning Out & More!

Hours: Mon: 9 am-2 pm
Tues – Thurs: 9 am -2 pm & 5-6:30 pm
Fri: 9 am – 2 pm
Sat: 9 am – 12 pm

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness, www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com, 2552 US Hwy17, Richmond Hill, 31324, 912.756.2828, email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com Mommy & Me Play and Fitness is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness offers Classes; Birthday Parties; Mommy’s Morning Out

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness in Richmond Hill offers Classes; Birthday Parties; Mommy’s Morning Out & More!

Enroll Now for September. Classes Filling Fast at Mommy & Me Play and Fitness.

2552 US Highway 17, Richmond Hill
912.756.2828
Any new student who mentions you read about Mommy & Me on SouthernMamas.com will have the Lifetime Membership Fee waived!
Military & Multi Child/Class Discounts
www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com
email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com

Like Mommy & Me Play and Fitness on Facebook here.

Charlene R. Ford, EdD
Owner/Program Director

Story Time w/ Make and Take every 1st Thursday @ 1 PM
COST: FREE!
Reservations Required. Call 756.2828

Hours: Mon: 9 am-2 pm
Tues – Thurs: 9 am -2 pm & 5-6:30 pm
Fri: 9 am – 2 pm
Sat: 9 am – 12 pm

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness, www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com, 2552 US Hwy17, Richmond Hill, 31324, 912.756.2828, email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com Mommy & Me Play and Fitness is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Classes, Birthday Parties & More @ New Mommy & Me Play And Fitness, Richmond Hill

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Here’s great news for parents looking for a fun indoor place where you can get fit or stay fit with your child:

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness just opened in Richmond Hill.

The brand new venue at 2552 US Highway 17 offers parent/child classes, birthday parties, Mommy’s Morning Out, free play, pay to play and more!

Classes begin Mon. Aug. 1. Limited slots remaining. Enroll online here or call 912.756.2828.

For children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness also hosts a FREE storytime every first Thursday of the month at 1 PM. Reservations Required. Call 912.756.2828

Lifetime Membership Fee waived for those that register on-line July 23-July 30. Military & Multi Child/Class Discounts also offered.

Stay connected and learn more about upcoming events by liking Mommy & Me Play and Fitness on Facebook by clicking here.  

SouthernMamas.com often hears from moms who say they wish our area had more indoor play spots, so please support this new kid-and-parent friendly business. Mommy & Me Play and Fitness is also open Saturdays, ideal for work-outside-the-home parents looking for parent-child weekend activities.

Hours: Mon: 9 am-2 pm
Tues – Thurs: 9 am -2 pm & 5-6:30 pm
Fri: 9 am – 2 pm
Sat: 9 am – 12 pm

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness, www.mommyandmeplayandfitness.com, 2552 US Hwy17, Richmond Hill, 31324, 912.756.2828, email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com Mommy & Me Play and Fitness is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Free storytime at Sara Jane Children’s Boutique, Savannah

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Sara Jane Children’s Boutique invites you to Story Time at 11 AM Wed June 8 and 22. The group will read a story together, have snack, and create a themed craft! There will be special promotions in the store for all shoppers. Bring your imaginations and your listening ears!
http://sarajane.myshopify.com/

For more free or discounted Savannah area summer kids’ activities, visit the SouthernMamas.com Summer 2011 Deals and Freebies page here.

FREE Storytime at Sara Jane Children’s Boutique, Savannah

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Sara Jane Children’s Boutique invites you to Story Time at 11 AM Wed June 8 and 22. The group will read a story together, have snack, and create a themed craft! There will be special promotions in the store for all shoppers. Bring your imaginations and your listening ears!
http://sarajane.myshopify.com/

For more free or discounted Savannah area summer kids’ activities, visit the SouthernMamas.com Summer 2011 Deals and Freebies page here.