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(Halloween 2020 in Savannah) Pumpkin Painting @ Bloom & Grow Open Market, Georgetown

October 12th, 2020

Pumpkin Painting Georgetown Savannah 2020 Halloween Bloom Grow Open Market

You’re invited to take part in Pumpkin Painting 4:30-7:30PM Sat. Oct. 17 2020 @ Bloom & Grow Open Market in Georgetown just outside Savannah.

Pumpkins can be purchased for $4, space is limited.

Candy will be available at each vendor station and a prize will be given to most creative pumpkin.

Food available for purchase @ this farmers’ market @ 14 Brassler Blvd Savannah, GA 31419

Questions? Email bloomandgrowmarket@gmail.com

Kindermusik Savannah musical fall playdate for ages 0-7

October 12th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah toddlers musical playdate Chatham County

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano’s monthly musical playdates in Savannah are THIS week!

Join Kindermusik Savannah in the studio Sat. Oct. 17 2020 for movement, instruments, songs, music, stories and more!

There is one more space left for the 10AM class, and Kindermusik has now opened up an 11AM class.

This playdate is open to ages newborn to 7 years old and their caregivers.

The playdate will celebrate fall sights and sounds through the magic of music. Each child will receive the class, an instrument, and 10 Kindermusik songs to take home.

Enroll today because spaces are limited: kindermusikwith88keys.com. Text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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Advanced Academics Pooler Microschool Early Learning Program for ages 4, 5

October 11th, 2020

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Advanced Academics in Pooler

Advanced Academics in Pooler is offering a 50% discount on the five-days a week Early Learning Program for ages 4 and 5. Twelve spaces are available at these discounted rates. Choose from English or Bilingual/Spanish. Learn more here.

Advanced Academics in Pooler microschool offers full-day sessions for homeschoolers and early learners on a small campus in Pooler, as well as enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are open to the public.

Advanced Academics can customize education for each child.

Advanced Academics
email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com
912-348-2017
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

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Savannah private schools: Benedictine Military School open houses, tours

October 10th, 2020

Benedictine Military School Savannah Private

Benedictine Military School, Savannah

The best way to understand the atmosphere at Benedictine Military School in Savannah is to experience it first-hand.

You are encouraged to take advantage of Benedictine’s school tours.

Founded in 1902, Benedictine Military School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory day school educating young men in grades 9-12.

Benedictine Military School
6502 Seawright Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 644-7000

Learn more about Benedictine’s admissions process here. 

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School Tour

Benedictine’s Admissions Office welcomes you to visit campus to view our academic facilities and get a feel for the school day at BC. Click here to sign up for a personal tour.

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After Hours School Tour

If you can’t make a tour during the normal school day than this event is for you. Join a small handful of other families and take a tour around the school after hours. Please click here to schedule an after hours school tour.

After hours school tour on the following dates from 6-7PM
Nov. 10, 2020
Dec. 01, 2020
Jan. 12, 2021
Feb. 16, 2021
March 23, 2021

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High School Placement Test

The High School Placement Test will be offered in three primary sessions at Benedictine this year. Click here to learn more about the High School Placement Test.

Testing will be offered on the following dates:
Sat. Nov. 14, 2020
Sat. Dec. 05, 2020
Sat. Jan. 16, 2021

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Class of 2025 Priority Application Deadlines

Student Application – Jan. 15, 2021
Financial Aid Application – Jan. 15, 2021

Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406, tel: (912) 644-7000, On Facebook here. Follow Benedictine on twitter here.  Benedictine Military School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Sylvan Learning Center in Savannah offers academic coaches for reading, math, study skills, SAT/ACT prep

October 10th, 2020

Sylvan Learning Savannah tutoring virtual hybrid

With school going back to in-person learning, but with some teacher shortages, Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah has plenty of safe space AND certified teachers who can serve as Academic Coaches for your kids so they don’t fall further behind- especially those K-2nd graders who need to learn how to read.

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah continues to be here for you- READING, MATH, STUDY SKILLS, SAT/ACT PREP.

Get referred by someone in the many homeschool pods Sylvan has been working with and get a free assessment, too!

Call Dino at 912.355.2267. Learn more here. 

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Virtual Girls Engineer It Day 2020 in Savannah for elementary, middle school students

October 10th, 2020

Girls Engineer It Day 2020 Savannah Chatham County virtual

Attention parents of STEM enthusiasts in elementary and middle school in Savannah and the Lowcountry.

Despite the social distancing challenges we are all facing this year, the Savannah Coastal Empire Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is still hosting their annual Girls Engineer It Day!

This year the VIRTUAL event will be on Nov. 7 2020 and will consist of several tracks Elementary School and Middle School aged students can choose from.

Less that 40 percent of STEM college graduates are female. The goal of Girls’ Engineer It Day is to engage elementary and middle school students and show how much fun and interesting STEM-related topics can be.

Participants will learn from fun, hands-on engineering activities taught by local STEM professionals.

Girls’ Engineer It Day in Savannah
Nov. 7, 2020; 10AM for elementary tracks; Noon for middle school tracks
Virtually
Cost: $5 registration, material kits will be shipped prior to event at no additional cost (must register by Oct. 24 2020 to have kit shipped)

Register and find more information here or contact at sceswe@gmail.com or 912-376-9220.

(Savannah Halloween events) Tricks, Treats & Trains @ Georgia State Railroad Museum

October 8th, 2020

Trick Treat Georgia Railroad Museum Savannah Coastal Heritage

You’re invited to Tricks, Treats and Trains, a socially distanced trick-or-treating experience at Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah on Halloween day, Sat. Oct. 31 2020, 10AM-noon.

Costumed staff and volunteers handing out treats will be positioned throughout the outdoor museum for participants to trick-or-treat.

Ongoing demonstrations of Georgia State Railroad Museum’s operational turntable will allow guests to see the site in action.

Savannah Children’s Museum will also be open and offering Halloween-themed activities throughout the day and is an additional fee.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is a large, open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. Costumed staff and volunteers handing out treats will be positioned throughout the outdoor museum for participants to trick-or-treat. Ongoing demonstrations of Georgia State Railroad Museum’s operational turntable will allow guests to see the site in action.

The cost to attend Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $5 per person for all participants, ages 18 months and older. A discounted combination ticket including admission to Savannah Children’s Museum and Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $10 per person.

Pre-registration is required online here .

Registration will close at midnight the day before the event.

Admission is free to Coastal Heritage Society members. Become a member online here. 

For the safety of all staff and guests, there will be social distancing protocols and enhanced sanitizing procedures. All participants are required to wear a face covering for the safety of others.

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Photography, Video Game, Painting & Drawing youth classes @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

October 7th, 2020

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Youth Art Classes for Fall & Winter 2020 @  Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah

Telfair Museums announces a brand new schedule of in person and virtual classes for Winter 2020, completely redesigned to insure social distancing and health and safety protocols, while providing engaging, fun, educational experiences for everyone.

Telfair’s new in person classes will be limited to 8-10 participants and meet mostly outdoors, weather permitting. All supplies will be provided, with 2 exceptions, Savannah plein air sketching group is bring your own supplies and the virtual video class requires a computer and internet access.

All winter youth classes and adult classes are on Telfair’s website, with full descriptions.

Register online here. 

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Virtual Video Game Camp via Zoom
For ages 12-14 years
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4–5:30PM, Oct. 27–Nov. 19 2020
Students work remotely through Zoom group meetings and pre-recorded lessons with teachers and other students to build their own video games. Students will explore, play, and learn computer programming from scratch using game-making programs. Telfair will display all games in an online gallery.

Register online here. 

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Digital Photography Camp
For ages 12–16
Mondays, Oct. 26– Nov. 23 2020, 4-6PM
This class approaches photography as professionals do, studying the Elements of Art. Keeping a social distance, the camp will meet outside as much as possible to explore the environment in Telfair Square and other nearby locations. Students will use DSLR digital cameras and learn about exposure, and a few historical methods involving film. Photography is fun and accessible to everyone.

Register online here. 

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Youth Art Club! Painting and Drawing
For ages 12–16 years
Wednesdays, 4–6pm, Oct. 28–Nov. 25 2020
This afternoon class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing and painting skills, build a portfolio, and begin the process of developing good art-making habits. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, use of value, and color to create volume and space. Lessons and projects will work onsite and outdoor locations near the museum.

Register online here. 

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Youth Art Club! Painting and Drawing Class
For ages 9-12 years
Thursdays, 4–6PM, Oct. 29–Dec. 3 2020 (no class Nov. 26)
This afternoon class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing and painting skills, build a portfolio, and begin the process of developing good art-making habits. Students will focus on measurement, proportion, perspective, use of value, and color to create volume and space.
Lessons and projects will work onsite and outdoor locations near the museum.

Register online here. 

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GoPro Camera Giveaway from Two Sisters Travel

October 6th, 2020

Gopro giveaway Two Sisters Travel camera

GoPro Giveaway By Two Sisters Travel

2020 has been a year filled with unimaginable challenges for so many.

As we approach 2021, Two Sisters Travel wants to inspire hope for the future and the fun memories that lie just ahead. They’re looking ahead with excitement about the opportunities to explore again and make positive memories.

So Two Sisters Travel is giving away a GoPro Hero7 Black Camera! Perfect for capturing all of those long awaited memories.

Entering this Dream Today, Capture the Memories Tomorrow Giveaway is easy. Simply complete a 1-minute survey, and that’s it.

Because Two Sisters Travel really wants YOU to win, they’re giving you more opportunities to be entered into the drawing.

FORWARD the enter giveaway link found here to friends, family, co-workers, & colleagues (older than 21 years old)

REQUEST these contacts list your name in the “Referred by” line in the survey.

EVERY TIME your name is listed, you get an additional entry. There is no limit on the entries you can earn.

Don’t forget to POST the link on your social media channels too. That’s an easy way to SHARE & TAG your friends to enter.

Contest ends at midnight Oct. 20, 2020. Winner will be announced LIVE on Two Sisters Travel Facebook page Oct. 22, 2020.

Tara McCoy
843.284.3241
tara@twosisterstravelco.com

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(Savannah therapists) Low Country Counseling on understanding our emotions

October 6th, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Emotions carry so much power.

The ability to regulate emotions in a way that feels manageable helps with daily coping and tasks, relationship stability, and a sense of positive well-being.

Mental health conditions, prolonged substance use, past or present trauma or abuse, and chronic stress interfere with emotion regulation. When this happens, the capacity to experience emotions can be diminished which leads to feeling “flat” or even depression. Or, our emotions could become intense or erratic.

If this sounds familiar, talk to a professional to help you understand what’s happening and how to cope.

Learn more here. 

If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for individuals, moms, couples, families, children, and teens. Schedule an appointment. Help is available. You are not alone.

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(Savannah Halloween) Wag-o-Ween Weekend 2020

October 5th, 2020

Wag-O-Ween Weekend 2020 is a pet-friendly community event that takes place in downtown Savannah and attracts 1000+ yearly participants.

Money raised supports local animal rescues in their mission to place pets in ‘furever’ homes, subsidize no-barrier community spay and neuter, and support community education programs.

This year’s event will take place over two days – Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 24-25 2020, from noon-5PM – to allow for a less-crowded trick or treat route and social distancing at treat stops.

A $10 donation gets you the official treat destination map, wristband and Doggy Swag Bag.

Pre-orders available now online here and can be picked up before Oct 24.

Please wear masks during these outdoor contact with vendors and treat stops.

Learn more here. 

SouthCoast Health Urgent Care in Savannah offers walk-ins, scheduled or virtual appointments

October 5th, 2020

SouthCoast Health Urgent Care

SouthCoast Health’s newly updated Urgent Care page includes capabilities to begin or schedule urgent care virtual visits.

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and medical professionals of SouthCoast Health’s Urgent Care clinic are available to treat you or your children with the convenience of walk-in appointments, minimal waiting and at a lower cost than emergency rooms.

SouthCoast Health Urgent Care Walk-ins are available at:
Savannah (Ages 14 and older)
1326 Eisenhower Drive, Bldg 1
Monday-Friday, 1-6PM
Saturday, 9AM-4PM
Sunday, Noon-4PM
Schedule a walk-in online here. 

In addition to walk-ins and scheduled appointments at our Urgent Care locations, SouthCoast Health is happy to now offer virtual visits.

Learn more here. 

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Early In-Person Voting for the 2020 Election in Savannah/Chatham County

October 5th, 2020

Early Voting Savannah Chatham County Weekend Election 2020

Early Voting in Georgia for the Nov. 3 election started Oct. 12 2020 and ends Oct. 30 2020.

Learn more here. 

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL

Mail out of absentee ballots began on Sept. 19, 2020 and will end on Oct. 30, 2020.

A request for an absentee ballot may be submitted by mail, email, fax, through the online portal or you may complete the application in person at the Chatham County Board of Registrars office. You must file a separate application for each election and run-off election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot; except if you are a voter who is over the age of 65, disabled, a military service member or spouse of a service member, or an overseas citizen (temporary or permanent).

New Absentee Ballot Online Portal Website

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EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING IN CHATHAM COUNTY

OCTOBER 12, 2020 – OCTOBER 30, 2020 (Monday – Friday)

Any eligible registered Chatham County voter desiring to vote in advance during this period may do so in-person. No reason is required.

LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS
Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Civic Center 301 W Oglethorpe Ave 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mosquito Control 65 Billy B. Hair Dr. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Islands Library 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Southwest Library 14097 Abercorn St. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pooler Recreation Park (Gym) 900 S Rogers St., Pooler 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY VOTING:

OCTOBER 17, 2020 – OCTOBER 18, 2020

LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS
Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E (Sun.) 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 24, 2020 – OCTOBER 25, 2020

LOCATION ADDRESS HOURS
Main Office 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E (Sun.) 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Civic Center 301 W Oglethorpe Ave (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
301 W Oglethorpe Ave (Sun.) 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FREE parent-and-me Savannah Kindermusik class for ages 0-7

October 5th, 2020

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Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano

Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for a free introductory class and see how music brings joy and confidence to your 0-7 year old.

Text FREE CLASS to 912-432-5885.

Musical Playdate

Enroll for Kindermusik Savannah’s monthly musical playdate- Oct. 17 @ 10AM. Theme is “Autumn Leaves.” Spaces limited and filling fast.

kindermusikwith88keys.com

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Richmond Hill Pediatric Dentists: Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

October 3rd, 2020

Pediatric Dentists Savannah Richmond Hill Pooler

Below is a guest post from Kid’s Dentistree in Richmond Hill, a pediatric dentist office in Richmond Hill.

Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

For kids, Halloween is all about dressing up in costumes and trying to collect the most trick-or-treat sweets possible. However, there is nothing spookier than the cavities these candy binges can cause. Even though no candy is considered healthy for your teeth, there are some that are better and worse than others. To help you sort out your child’s candy bag, read our Halloween candy blog post.

One of the best times to schedule a trip to the dentist is right after Halloween. Kid’s Dentistree’s talented dentist and team of hygienists will ensure your child’s smile is healthy after all the holiday treats while also teaching them the best dental habits for a lifetime of strong teeth. For more information, click here!

The Kid’s Dentistree office is located in the “Clock Tower” building, right next to The Suites at Station Exchange on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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Community helps COVID-stricken Savannah family after major theft

October 3rd, 2020

Savannah COVID outreach

Our SouthernMamas.com newspaper column this week spotlights how the local community helped this COVID-stricken Savannah family (pictured above) after they experienced a major theft.

Read it here.