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10 Family Southeast (Southern) Ski Resorts

September 20th, 2016

Southeast Southern Family Kid-Friendly Ski Resorts Slopes Forget the Rockies, y’all.

Try skiing Southern-style.

Sure, out west the mountains may be higher and the resorts with all their fancy real powder may have more bells and whistles.

But the Southeast does have ski areas worth the one or two tank drive from Savannah and without the extra expense of flying out west.

Below are some Southeast ski resorts where your Southern, snow-challenged kids can fall in love with snow skiing.

Some Ski Southeast ski spots include:

Cataloochee Ski Area , N.C.
Ober Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Sugar Mountain Resort N.C.
Wolf Ridge Resort , N.C.
Appalachian Ski Mountain , N.C.
Beech Mountain Ski Resort , N.C.
Sapphire Valley Ski Area N.C.
Bryce Resort, Va. 
Wintergreen Resort, Va. 
Snowshoe Mtn, W.Va

Last Chance to Save on Disney in 2016

September 20th, 2016

Save Disney 2016 Savannah Two Sisters Travel The Disney travel gurus at Two Sisters Travel have the scoop on a promotion that will save you up to 20% on your Walt Disney World resort stay this fall & winter. But you must act fast these packages will need to be booked by October 8th to take advantage of the deals.

If you’ve dreamed of visiting during the holidays or maybe experiencing the must-do for Disney villain fans, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, now is the time to make your plans.

Nobody does the holidays like Disney. All four Walt Disney World Theme Parks are transformed into the “Merriest Place on Earth”. Every corner of the “world” immerses you in the holiday magic from Holidays Around the World at Epcot to the moving display at the Candlelight Processional, and of course all of the beautiful decorations throughout the resort! You can even experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party for a special parade & fireworks.

Hurry and contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today for your Disney vacation quote or call 843-284-3241 for details. Remember, when you book a package with Two Sisters Travel you’ll receive complimentary itinerary planning services (dining & fast passes). Don’t miss out on this last chance to save at Walt Disney World in 2016! Let Two Sisters Travel plan your magical getaway.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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Adventures in Parenting @ Babies “R” Us Savannah, Sept. 24

September 19th, 2016

Parenting workshop Savannah Babies R Us

 

 

You’re invited to Adventures in Parenting this Sat. Sept. 24 2016 @ Babies “R” Us in Savannah, 1-3PM.

Bright Life Chiropractic‘s Dr. Jared Brown will offer insight on your baby’s spine.

Dar a Luz Women’s Health Services Certified Midwife Meka Hall also will be there to offer breastfeeding advice.

Babies “R” Us
7400 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31406
1-3PM Sat. Aug. 27 2016

Bright Life Chiropractic, www.brightlifechiropractic.com, 912-777-3717. On Facebook here. Bright Life Chiropractic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Children’s Birthday Parties @ Ignite the Senses Gym, Bluffton SC

September 19th, 2016

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Birthday Parties Bluffton Hilton Head Have your child’s next birthday party @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC

Ignite the Senses offers a a safe, fun indoor environment with a zipline, trampoline, multiple slides and swings, jungle gym, climbing walls & more.

The mission @ Ignite the Senses: to ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, Ignite the Senses aims to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism in and around the Lowcountry. Children with autism and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Offerings @ Ignite the Senses include:

* art and music programs/classes
* special camps during the summer and school holidays throughout the year
* children’s birthdays and special events
* support group gatherings monthly for local families with children who have autism.

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TODDLER TIME

Every Wednesday 10AM-Noon. Bring your little ones in to meet some new friends while having a ball. Your payoff will be at home later when your toddler goes down easily for a nap thanks to Toddler Time.

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SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Fri. Sept. 30 5-7PM for a Special Needs Support Group.
This group will allow parents of special needs children a place to receive support and compassion from other parents dealing with the same situations. A place to vent, exchange tips, and provide a sense of peace to one another.

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GYM HOURS

Open 7 days a week
Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 10AM-3PM
Sun: 10AM-3PM

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LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

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Memorial Health’s free Mommy Mail program for pregnant & new parents

September 18th, 2016

Pregnancy support Savannah Memorial Health

Attention new & expectant parents.

Memorial Health’s free email program – Mommy Mail – for expectant and new parents includes customized information, news and resources tailored to your specific stage of pregnancy and/or your child’s age—as well as announcements from their staff and access to support information—all conveniently delivered right to you.

Details here. 

As you prepare for childbirth and caring for your new baby, this program allows Memorial Health staff to touch base with you by email each week to make sure you have additional support on your journey into parenthood.

Sign up here or text mommymail to 313131

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Lice treatment center opening soon in Savannah

September 17th, 2016

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We’re excited to let y’all know that professional head lice treatment is coming to Savannah!

(Please note your scalp will start itching as you read this post but that does not mean you have lice. It is a known and inexplicable fact that every time you think or talk about lice, even if you yourself are not infected, your scalp will immediately itch so that it becomes impossible for lice-free adults to have a serious conversation about the subject without scratching their own scalps repeatedly.)

Fresh Heads Lice Treatment Center in Jacksonville & Orlando Fla. plans to open a treatment center in Savannah Jan. 1 2017 – just in time for that season of kids’ sharing hats, blankets & scarves.

(Scalp itching, yet?)

Fresh Heads uses the AirAllé™ Device – an FDA-cleared medical device that kills lice and eggs through dehydration. This is a revolutionary alternative to treating head lice with pesticides, herbal lice remedies, suffocation products or lice combs. The device kills lice and eggs through a specific combination of temperature, airflow, time and technique.

Fresh Heads uses an FDA approved device – which resembles part vacuum cleaner, part hairdryer – that blows out warm air to seek and destroy lice and their eggs.

Learn more about Fresh Heads lice treatment methods here. 

Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides opens Oct.1-31 2016, Ridgeland, S.C.

September 16th, 2016

Holiday Farms Ridgeland SC pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig racesThe 9th annual THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH opens from Oct. 1 -Oct. 31 2016 @ Holiday Farms in nearby Ridgeland, SC, about 1 hour from Savannah.

Spend a day on Holiday Farms enjoying: Bounce house, Haytona Speedway, Duck Race, Cow Milking, Steer Roping, Corn Grinding, Barnyard Zoo, Barrel Racing and of course a hayride to the pumpkin patch. And our personal favorite, Pigtucky Derby (pig races). New this year: Jumppad.

Holiday Farms is now booking field trips for The Great Pumpkin Patch. If you are looking for a fun-filled trip for your school, church group, daycare, scout group, or any other kind of group, you have found the place to go. Book your trip now as dates are filling fast. You may reach Holiday Farms by phone at 843-726-5527 or email holidayfarms@yahoo.com.

For more details, check Holiday Farms  website by clicking here.

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Military Day

Sat. Oct. 1 2016 will be Special Military Day. Half price admission to active duty military, spouses, children with proper military ID.

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jumppadHours

Monday – Thursday: 9AM – 2PM
Friday – Saturday: 9AM – dark (last wagon ride leaves at 6 pm)
Sunday: 1-5PM
This season Fall 2016, Holiday Farms will be open Sundays from 1-5PM

Concessions and Entertainment available on Saturdays only (11AM-4PM)

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Pig Race Schedule
Monday – Thursday 11AM and 1PM
Friday – Saturday 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM

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Prices
$10 Admission per person
*Price includes all activities, games, wagon ride, and a pumpkin*

*Schools, Churches, Scouts and other groups of 20 or more, please call for discount group pricing.*

Family owned and operated since 2008.

Stay connected about other events at Holiday Farms by liking their Facebook page here.

Holiday Farms, 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936, (843) 726-5527, email holidayfarms@yahoo.com
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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2016 HERE. 

Fall Youth Art Classes & Workshops @ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

September 15th, 2016

Hilton Head Mommy & Me Art Classes for Children

Love these fun kids’ classes and workshops being offered this Fall at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Fall Workshops & Classes  on Hilton Head Is.

Classes and workshops for a variety of ages and abilities. These would be ideal for homeschool families, too.  

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Fall Workshops & Classes
For adults & children
Classes begin Oct. 4 2016, Hilton Head Is., SC

Tuesday mornings Oct. 4 – Nov. 1 (Five week session)
ArtStart

These art classes for ages 2-5 are designed to help children develop fine motor skills and encourage creativity through the visual arts. Students will learn color and shape recognition, how to use art tools, and a variety of other concepts while expressing themselves using an array of media and methods. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Register & get more info here.

Tuesday afternoons Oct. 4 – Nov. 1 (Five week session)
Handbuilt Pottery: Function & Form

“Handbuilding” is working with clay by hand using only simple tools, not the pottery wheel. In this course participants will learn basic clay handbuilding techniques such as slab, pinch and coil and will complete several functional works of art. Five 2-hour sessions.
Register & get more info here.

Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 (5:30-7PM)
Dance Theatre of Harlem Master Dance Class

Taught by the company director, ballet master or a company member, each master class emphasizes focus, discipline, and classical technique as practiced at Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Register & get more info here.

Sat. Nov. 5
Family Fun: Clay Autumn Leaf Bowls

In this workshop each participant will use real leaves and terra cotta clay to create a trio of bowls or dishes. After works dry they will be bisque fired and clear glazed before being returned.
Register & get more info here.

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Registration Required 

Register for any of the above classes & workshops here.

Submit online form and use the convenient PayPal link or you can pay by check. If you have questions or need assistance with online registration please email Director of Education, Alana Adams, at aadams@artshhi.com.

Workshops Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be made 3 days prior to the workshop. To request a cancellation please email aadams@artshhi.com. Refunds will be mailed within 2 weeks of cancellation.

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Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
843-686-3945, ext. 205
www.artshhi.com

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You’re invited: FREE Country Carnival @ Compassion Christian Church, Oct. 8

September 14th, 2016

Country Carnival Compassion Church Savannah

Compassion Christian Church in Savannah invites you to a free Country Carnival
10AM- 1PM Sat. Oct. 8
@ Henderson Campus, 55 Al Henderson Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31419
Directions here.

Join Compassion Christian Church for games, prizes, sack races and crafts. Explore a variety of vehicles including a helicopter, hang glider, SWAT vehicle and race car.

Admission is free & this event is open to the community. Hot dogs will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit CompassionChristian.com.

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For more Fall 2016 family fun in Savannah, visit our Fall Fun Guide here.

Pure Barre Savannah deal: 5 weeks of unlimited classes for $99

September 13th, 2016

Pure Barre Savannah discount

Pure Barre Savannah Special

New Clients are eligible for 5 weeks of unlimited classes for only $99!* Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body.

In just 55 minute, you will achieve a full-body workout concentrating on the areas women struggle with the most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms.

The Pure Barre technique is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up!

(Savannah location only*)

pure barre savannah
5521 abercorn st. across from Twelve Oaks Shopping Center (Publix)
suite #500
savannah, ga 31405
912.665.1129
savannah@purebarre.com

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Cotton Field portrait sessions with Family Tides Photography (Savannah children’s photographers)

September 13th, 2016

Savannah Lowcountry Hilton Head Photographers

Let Fall’s beauty shine through.

Take advantage of the amazing autumn light and have family/children portraits made by Savannah professional photographer Nancy Hedtke, owner of Family Tides Photography.

Join Family Tides Photography for Fall Cotton Field portrait sessions in October.

Sessions are $80 to book. The sessions will be Oct. 28-30 2016 at cotton fields just north of Pooler. Reserve a spot online here. 

After your session, your images will be available for purchase via an online ordering appointment. Discounted digital image bundles for these sessions will be available from your session (3 Images: $100, 8 Images: $200, All Images: $350).

October 28-30 2016
Cotton Field Sessions (just north of Pooler, GA). Book online here. 
Family Tides Photography
912-650-0242
Email: nancy@familytidesphotography.com

Stay connected & updated about portrait sessions by following Family Tides Photography on Instagram here & liking their page on Facebook here.

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Saturday Musical Playdate for newborns to 7, Savannah

September 13th, 2016

Kindermusik Savannah toddler music preschooler Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano Sat. Sept. 24, at 10AM for a farm-themed musical playdate for the family!

Play instruments, move, sing, and have fun with your little ones as we take an imaginary trip to the farm.

Each child will receive an instrument, 10 songs, and a $10 coupon.

Cost: $15 per child & only $5 for additional siblings.

Call 912.988.KEYS or visit kindermusikwith88keys.com for more details and to enroll.

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Pooler Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival 2016

September 12th, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Pooler 2016 Halloween

pumpkin patch fall festival 2016 Pooler

Pumpkin bowling, scarecrow games, pumpkin tic-tac-toe & more @ Risen Savior’s Pumpkin Patch 2016 in Pooler – designed to be a quality and safe fall activity for your family to enjoy.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Free admission with some extra activities at a fee. Pumpkin prices vary with sizes.

Come join in on the FUN! The Pumpkin Patch has things to do for all ages.

This is a fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the Risen Savior Academy playground and church youth group.

Visit the patch during the weekday to:
*Choose your pumpkin
*Make a craft
*Play games
*Color a picture

Monday-Friday: 11-7
Saturday- Sunday: 12-7
October 16-31

Take awesome pictures at the Pumpkin Patch

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Fall Festival Oct. 22-23 

October 22-23 2016, Noon-7PM will be a festival weekend join with some additional activities:

  • Vendors
  • Bounce Houses
  • Carnival Games & Raffle Baskets
  • Face Painting
  • Bake Sale
  • Pumpkins for sale

Risen Savior Pumpkin Patch
www.risensaviorgeorgia.com
(912) 925-9431

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YMCA of Coastal Georgia Heart of Savannah 5K, Sept. 24

September 12th, 2016

Heart of Savannah 5K YMCA Coastal Georgia

Get active as a family!

Join YMCA of Coastal Georgia in Savannah’s beautiful Forsyth Park for the  27th Annual Heart of Savannah 5K on September 24 2016 at 8 AM!

Come early and the littlest runners can take on the ¼ mile Free Kids Run.

Be sure to stay and party in the park with YMCA of Coastal Georgia following the race.

All are welcome, all proceeds will benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

Register online here. 

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Maggie’s Morning School named best Savannah childcare/daycare by Savannah Magazine

September 11th, 2016

Maggie's Morning School Savannah Congratulations Maggie’s Morning School on being named best Savannah childcare/daycare in Savannah Magazine.

Here’s a snippet from the Sept/Oct 2016 Savannah Magazine Best of issue:

“What started in Maggie Smith’s dining room in 1982 has grown into a private, nonprofit preschool for children 18 months to four years. With half-and full-day programs, Maggie’s Morning School operates under a mission to ‘provide a developmentally appropriate quality learning experience for a diverse student body.”

Learn more about Maggie’s Morning School here. 

Come visit and see why Maggie’s is called “The Creative Alternative”.

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.

Fall Frolic 2016 @ Saint Peter the Apostle School, Oct. 1

September 11th, 2016

Fall Festival Saint Peter the Apostle Wilmington Island 2016

The Saint Peter the Apostle Fall Frolic on Wilmington Island is coming soon and is open to the public.

All are welcome to attend this fun COMMUNITY event.

UPDATE: This is a rain or shine event. If it rains, the festival will be held indoors.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, 11AM-3PM

Cost: $10 includes all games & inflatables. Adults are free. 

There will be activities for the entire family. Inflatables, games, raffles, face painting, exhibits, cornhole tournament and more. Cake Walk is included with the wristband (no charge this year)

Lunch is being prepared by the Knights of Columbus.
$5 Hotdog, fries, drink
$6 Hamburger, fries, drink
$10 Quarter BBQ chicken, mac n’ cheese, green beans, drink
$10 BBQ, mac n’ cheese, green beans, drink

Ice Cream Truck, Snow Cones, and Funnel Cake!

Learn more about Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School here.

Saint Peter the Apostle, school.saintpetertheapostle.com, 7020 Concord Road, Wilmington Island, Savannah, On Facebook here.  Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE HERE.