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New, free water-saving toilets from the City of Savannah

September 12th, 2019

Here’s a way to save some money if you’re a Savannah resident living in a dwelling built before 1993. : free, NEW water-saving toilets from the City of Savannah.

The City of Savannah’s Water Resources Bureau offers vouchers for a free, new water saving toilet to Savannah residents.

These vouchers can be redeemed for a new free toilet at Sandpiper Supply at 4101 Bull St. in Savannah.

This Toilet Voucher Program is designed to replace old, water-wasting toilets with City of Savannah and EPA approved models. Replacing the old toilets that use 3-7 gallons per flush with these new 1.28 per flush toilets could help reduce your water bill.

The process involves printing out this online application, filling it out & emailing it to Laura Walker at lwalker@savannahga.gov at the City of Savannah along with a copy of your most recent water bill.

If your application is approved, you will receive an emailed voucher package. You present one voucher to Sandpiper Supply for the free, packaged, water-saving toilet. The voucher includes the entire cost of the new American Standard 1.28 gallons per flush tank and bowl.

The program requires that you bring your old toilet to the City of Savannah Dean Forest Landfill within 30 days and turn in a second city-provided voucher there.

Find out how to apply here. 

Questions? Contact the City of Savannah Water and Sewer Department at 912-651-2221 or email lwalker@savannahga.gov

Youth Videogame Development & Drawing Classes @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center

September 11th, 2019

Telfair Museums Jepson Center Art Classes Video Classes Kids youth

Telfair Museums Jepson Center in Savannah is offering these enticing Fall 2019 youth art classes:

Videogame Development
For ages 10–16 yrs
Wednesdays Sept. 18 – Oct. 16 | 4:30–6PM
Members $100 / non-members $125
Register online here.

Students will explore, play, and develop videogames while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. This class is suited for the beginner- to intermediate-level participants with a fun adventurist personality. No programming experience is required. Register online here.


Portfolio Builder Youth Drawing
For ages 10–14 yrs
Thursdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 17 | 4:30–6PM
Members $100 /non-members $125
Register online here.

This class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills. In Drawing I, students will develop an understanding of foundational drawing; a great class for students to develop their art portfolios. New students welcome. Register online here.

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Free Savannah Junior Golf Clinic for ages 5-7

September 11th, 2019

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ASWING Junior Golf Academy in Savannah will offer a FREE junior golf clinic for boys and girls ages 5-7 years old.

The clinic will be on Sat. Sept. 28 2019, 11AM-Noon.

To register your 5-7 year old child, visit: www.SavannahJuniorGolf.com or call Coach Paul Johnson at 912-421-8582.

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(Savannah Halloween 2019 events) FREE SPD 3rd Annual Pumpkin Painting with Police

September 11th, 2019

Savannah police pumpkin painting police Halloween 2019 free


The 3rd Annual Pumpkin Painting with Police event will be Thurs. Oct. 17 2019, 5:30-7:30PM @ Daffin Park, 1301 E. Victory Drive. This is a FREE, family-friendly event that will include a magic show, games, bounce houses, music and of course candy.

Free & open to the public.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Daffin Park
Savannah, Georgia 31404
Hosted by Savannah Police Department

Savannah Schools: Fall 2019 Open Houses for Prospective Families

September 10th, 2019

Savannah private schools preK, preschools kindergarten

Admissions season has begun! Come visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah private school Fall 2019 open houses for prospective families include:

(Savannah) Open House @ St. Andrew’s School, 9:30AM Thurs. Oct. 3 2019. St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 – Grade 12 on Wilmington Is. Details here. 

(Savannah) Welcome Wednesday open house @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School, 9:30AM Wed. Oct. 23 2019.  Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school. Details here.

Savannah) Open House @ Benedictine Military School, 2PM Sun. Nov. 3 2019. All eighth-grade students & parents are encouraged to attend. Benedictine also invites fifth- through seventh-grade students. Details here. 

(Savannah) Early Childhood Education Open House @ The Habersham School, 9AM Fri. Nov. 15 2019. The Habersham School is a PK3-12th grade private school. Details here.

(Savannah) Open House @ Savannah Country Day School, 1:30PM Sun. Nov. 17 2019.  The program begins in the Morrison Pangaea Garden. Details here. 

(Savannah) Open House @ Calvary Day School, 2-4PM Sun. Nov. 17 2019. Calvary is a private, faith-based Savannah school for students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Details here. 

Ongoing schools tours

(Savannah) Schedule a tour of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School on Wilmington Is. St. Peter’s offers full day faith-based instruction for students from three years old through 8th grade. Details here. 

(Savannah) Schedule a tour of Blessed Sacrament School, still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  Limited space available. Tours available by request. Blessed Sacrament is a private Catholic pre-K through 8th grade school. Details here. 


Savannah-Chatham Public School Open Houses start in January 2019. We’ll post the schedule when available. 

Savannah schools: Open Houses @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is.

September 10th, 2019

St. Andrew's School Savannah private

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action @ an open house.

St. Andrew’s School
Ages 3-Grade 12
Savannah, GA

Open House is the first Thursday of select months at 9:30AM.

Upcoming open houses @ St. Andrew’s:

9:30AM Thurs. Oct. 3 2019

9:30AM Thurs. Nov. 7 2019

9:30AM Thurs. Dec. 5 2019

9:30AM Thurs. Feb. 6. 2020

To make a reservation, complete the online inquiry form here, email hellew@saintschool.com, or call (912)897-4941.

Schedule a tour.


About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah Schools: Tour St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School

September 10th, 2019

St. Peter the Apostle School Savannah Wilmington Island

School searching in Savannah?

Come see all that St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer.

The beautiful 10-acre campus includes a Lower School, Middle School, two gymnasiums, football field, practice field, and a state-of-the-art playground.

St. Peter’s offers full day faith-based instruction for students from three years old through 8th grade.

Following the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, the school educates through a strong academic program and instills in its students a spirit of mercy, justice and loving concern.

Schedule a campus tour

A guided tour around the school campus with a staff member can be arranged anytime! As you walk around the school, classrooms and campus, imagine what a day in the life of your student would be like. You will see how the teachers and staff work together to give your student the best environment and teaching experience for success in the classroom as well as in their lives.

To schedule a tour or if you have any questions about the school, please call the school office at (912) 897-5224.

School Office Hours: M-F/8AM-3:30PM


The school is easily accessible from Whitemarsh Island, the Truman Parkway, mid-town Savannah and Tybee Island. We are located just off Highway 80 East (Victory Drive), not far from Thunderbolt.

St. Peter the Apostle School
7020 Concord Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: 912-897-5224
Fax: 912-897-0801

For more information, visit www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com

St. Peter the Apostle School, www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com,  7020 Concord Rd., Savannah, 31410, 912-897-5224,  On Facebook here. On Twitter here. St. Peter the Apostle School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah schools: Open House @ Benedictine Military School, Nov. 3

September 10th, 2019

Benedictine Military School Savannah Chatham County private schools education

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 different visitation programs including an upcoming Open House in November 2019.


Held Nov. 3, 2019, the Open House is the kick-off to the admissions process. All eighth-grade students and parents are encouraged to attend. Benedictine also invites fifth- through seventh-grade students.

Prospective families can meet the faculty, take a student-led campus tour and attend information–packed sessions on various aspects of the school.

Benedictine Military School Open House, Nov. 3 2019, 2PM

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. 



Oct. 1 2019 – Online Application Becomes Available

Nov. 3 2019 – Open House @ 2PM

Dec. 7 2019 – Admissions Test @ 8AM

Dec. 7 2019 – Parent Financial Aid Seminar @ 8:15AM

Jan. 11 2020 – Admissions Test @ 8AM

Jan. 15 2020 – Student Application Deadline

Jan. 15 2020 – Financial Aid Application Deadline

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. 

(Things to do with toddlers in Savannah, Richmond Hill) Gym Playdates @ Savannah Sharks

September 10th, 2019

Savannah Sharks Playdates gym toddlers 2019

Calling all toddlers.

Join Savannah Sharks Gym for their TODDLER PLAYDATES Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:30AM-Noon @ both their Savannah & Richmond Hill gyms. For ages crawlers to age 4 & their caregivers.

Savannah Sharks gym
1686 E. President St
Savannah GA 31404
(912) 335-2234

Richmond Hill gym
82 Longwood Drive Suite A
Exit 90 off of I-95
(912) 308-3818

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Savannah College Fair 2019

September 10th, 2019

St. Andrew's School private schools on the coast, Savannah

Savannah College Fair Expands Its Reach

The 4th annual Savannah and Low Country Private School College Fair is set for Thurs. Sept. 19 at Savannah State University.

More than 115 college admission reps will be in attendance, representing schools from local, national, and international locations.

The event, created by the college counselors at St. Andrew’s School and Savannah Country Day School, hosts Juniors and Seniors from all area private schools.

Building on the success of the event, the Georgia Education Articulation Committee (GEAC) has scheduled the annual Probe College Fair to occur on Wed.  September 18 also at Savannah State University. The Probe College Fair is free and open to the public from 6-8PM.

“Our event has been so successful for private school students and the Probe fair is hoping to build on this success by recruiting these same colleges to participate in their event for public school students,” said Wendy Sutton, St. Andrew’s College Counselor. “It’s a winning combination for all involved, allowing more students the opportunity to meet with colleges from around the globe.”


St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Savannah Educational Consultants provides help for students struggling in school

September 9th, 2019

Education Consultants Savannah

Everybody has natural strengths and weaknesses.

However, if your child is struggling in a particular academic area, there may be more to it than that. Psycho-educational evaluations @ Savannah Educational Consultants can reveal whether or not a specific learning disability, ADHD, anxiety or depression are affecting your child’s academic performance.

Evaluations provide the foundation to determine appropriate educational interventions and accommodations of benefit.

If you are interested in services or want more information, please call Savannah Educational Consultants at 912-238-9552.

Savannah Educational Consultants
130 Tibet Ave.
Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31406

Find on Facebook here.

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Free, family-friendly Native American Heritage Celebration, Ridgeland SC

September 9th, 2019

Native American Celebration Ridgeland SC Morris Center Hardeeville In honor of Native American Heritage, the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe of SC are partnering with the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage for a free, family-friendly Native American celebration, 1-3PM Sat. Nov. 9 2019 in Ridgeland SC.

Tribe members will teach attendees about their customs and traditions. There will be a demonstration of music and dance with a chance for folks to join. Afterwards, take your photo taken with members of the tribe. Local Native American artists will have their work on display, too.

This event will take place in the Morris Center Art Park under the big live oak tree.

FREE & open to the public.

Learn more here.

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd.
Ridgeland SC 29926


Morris Center Launches Field Trips in Fall 2019

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage announces its lineup of field trips for the upcoming school year. All K-12 state standards-based programs are cross-disciplinary and include the following curriculums: social studies, English language arts and visual arts.

Dynamic and interactive, the programs include pre- and post-visit materials for teachers to use in the classroom. Field trips to the center last approximately two hours and include a tour of the current exhibitions and hands-on activities.

For more information or to book your field trip, visit www.morrisheritagecenter.org or call 843-284-9227

(Savannah therapists) Water’s Edge Counselors

September 8th, 2019

Savannah therapists Water's Edge Counseling Chatham County

Water’s Edge Counseling Spotlight

In the spotlight this week is Katie Clay. Katie has her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Columbus State University. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults. Katie works with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma.

She also works with couples, military families, and those seeking a Christian perspective in their therapy. Katie uses techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy in her sessions. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family and two beautiful daughters.


Water’s Edge Counseling in Savannah
Email: christina@watersedgecounseling.com


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New Kindermusik Savannah playdates for ages 0-7

September 8th, 2019

kindermusik savannah musical playdates Announcing Kindermusik Savannah September playdates: “Lights and Sights!”

Join Kindermusik Savannah for a morning in the Kindermusik city, on either Sat. Sept. 21 2019 or Wed. Sept. 25 2019 @ 10AM. Get ready to ride on the elevator and escalator, listen to the tolling of the steeple bells, snap some photos, and bump into some busy places and friendly faces.

Your 0-7 year old will get:

• A 40-minute class packed with learning, love, and laughter
• A Kindermusik instrument
• 10 digitally downloadable Kindermusik songs of YOUR choice!
• A $10 coupon for our weekly studio classes

Spaces in each playdate are limited and tend to fill fast, so hurry to enroll now and save your family’s spots!

Enroll at kindermusikwith88keys.com or text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Instrument Lessons

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano offers private instrument lessons for ages 6+ on piano, violin, guitar and ukulele! Email info@88keyspiano.com for availability.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Tot Time, Little Tumblers, Hip-Hop & Tumbling classes @ Crowned Elite Athletics, Savannah

September 7th, 2019

Crowned Elite Athletics Savannah Tumbling Gymnastics

Technique, stunting and tumbilng are the foundations of cheerleading, especially at the competitive level (High/Middle School & All-Star).

Crowned Elite Athletics’ classes in Savannah build self confidence, body control, and physical fitness.

Crowned Elite offers a variety of classes for children age 3 and older ranging from very basic to advanced levels.

Looking to move? Check out Crowned Elite’s Hip-Hop classes led by the areas BEST Hip Hop Instructors.

New to Crowned Elite Athletics gym? Come in for a FREE trial class! (Available to new members only.)

Specialty Classes

For ages 18MTHS-3YR PARENT & TODDLER, COACH GUIDED. Register online here. 

For AGES 3-5: COACH INSTRUCTED TUMBLE, CHEER & PLAY. Register online here. 

For AGES 3-5: COACH INSTRUCTED TUMBLE, CHEER & PLAY. Register online here. 

For all ages. Register online here. 

HIP HOP classes

MON AGES 5-8 6-7PM
MON AGES 9-12 7-8PM
MON AGES 13-18 8-9PM
WED AGES 5-8 6-7PM
WED AGES 9-12 7-8PM
WED AGES 13-18 8-9PM
Crowned Elite’s hip hop classes are high-energy classes that combine many different urban dance styles such as poppin’, locking, and breaking. Register online here. 


Beginner Tumbling

Teaches forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, round offs, handstands, bridge kick overs, front walk overs, and back handsprings.
Crowned Elite offers this level class for ALL ages.
MON AGES 8 & older: 5-6PM
TUES AGES 7 & younger: 5-6PM
TUES AGES 8 & older: 6-7PM
WED AGES 7 & younger: 5-6PM
WED AGES 8 & older: 6-7PM
SUN AGES 8 & older: 4-5PM
SUN AGES 7 & younger: 5-6PM

Register online here. 


Intermediate Tumbling

Students must posses beginner skills. Teaches back walkover back handspring, bhs series, bhs tuck, standing tuck, tuck series, round off tuck.
MON: 6-7PM
WED: 5-6PM

Register online here. 


Advanced Tumbling

Students must posses intermediate skills. These classes begin with combo to tuck, layout, bhs layout, full, double full, whip passes, etc.

Register online here. 


Crowned Elite Athletics, (912) 308-5719, crownedeliteathletics.com, 202 Bourne Blvd, Suite 160 Savannah, GA 31408, Crowned Elite Athletics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, maze, farm activities (daytrip from Savannah)

September 7th, 2019

poppell farms savannah pumpkin patch maze

Poppell Family Farms  announced their 2019 maze theme: supporting Camp Sunshine, Mattie’s Mission and Campground Ministries while they support families who have a child that is battling cancer.

Over the next few weeks, Poppell Family Farms we will feature each organization on their Facebook page so that you can learn more about what great work they do!

Be sure to check out Poppell Farms new Web site here.

Poppell Farms  opens for the 2019 Fall season Sat. Sept 28. 

Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities are open every Saturday & Sunday Sept. 28-Oct. 27 2019.

2019 Events @ Poppell Farms

Grand Opening Weekend & Military Appreciation Military Appreciation ($2 per ticket discount w/military ID): Sept. 28, 2019

Camp Sunshine (A portion of proceeds for the day will be donated to Camp Sunshine): Sept. 29, 2019

Collegiate Football Day. Wear your favorite team shirt to be entered into drawings for prizes all day. Oct. 5, 2019

Girl Scout Day ($10 each, girls & leaders, all others in party pay discount admission rate of $ 12 ages 4 & older plus sales tax; 3 & youger are free): Oct. 12, 2019

Mattie’s Mission (Mattie’s Mission will be at the farm & a portion of proceeds for the day will be donated to their cause.): Oct. 19, 2019

Local Heroes Day (Poppell Farms welcomes Law Enforcement, Emergency Personnel & Teachers from Odum & surrounding area to the farm this weekend. Visitors in these career categories will get a $2-per-ticket discount with valid ID. Poppell will honor Hunter Higgenbotham, a 2-year old battling cancer. Poppell Farms will donate a portion of proceeds from admissions on this day to Hunter’s family) : Oct. 26, 2019

About Poppell Farms

Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, get lost in the maze, ride the cow train, feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, crop hoppers for big kids, which are giant jumping air pillows that have kids giggling upon their first bounce.

PICNIC AREAS are available for use, so bring your own food or visit Poppell Farms’ CALF-A CONCESSION STAND for hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, chicken sandwiches & fries. Candy, popcorn & treats available.

Poppell Farms, email  here, (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser