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Homeschooler spots available @ Musical Explorers concerts, Savannah

April 29th, 2016

Musical Explorers Savannah Lucas

Attention homeschool families: Tickets are available for Musical Explorers music education concerts the week of May 2 @ the Lucas Theatre for the Arts in Savannah.

This program involves more than 9,000 K-2 students experiencing the music of Mali and Ireland, in addition to classic country music.

Concerts take place at 10:15AM & 12:15PM Monday-Friday May 2-6.

These are all homeschool friendly events, but attendance needs to be arranged in advance by contacting education@savannahmusicfestival.org.

About Musical Explorers

Originally designed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) as a music education program that provides historical, cultural and geographical knowledge about the various communities of New York’s five boroughs, SMF’s Musical Explorers was adapted in partnership with WMI to apply similar lessons and learning practices to the Georgia coast and South Carolina Lowcountry.

In advance of each semester, trainings for local teachers are provided to give an overview of the curriculum, introducing vocal warm-up exercises, musical vocabulary and a variety of other basic musical concepts.

A 100-page teacher guide with accompanying student guides (including Georgia and South Carolina Standards/Common Core Capacities), videos and audio samples is distributed to each participating classroom annually, along with a complete web-based version for homeschoolers, parents and teachers using computers and interactive whiteboards.

Learn more here.

Mother’s Day & Military Appreciation Month @ The Melting Pot of Savannah

April 29th, 2016

Melting Pot Savannah Mother's Day The Melting Pot of Savannah has oodles of deals for special Spring 2016 events.

GIVEAWAY

Win a small chocolate fondue from The Melting Pot Savannah, Ga.. See contest details here. 

MOTHER’S DAY
May 8
What better way to say “I Love You, Mom” than with Lunch or Dinner at The Melting Pot. The Melting Pot of Savannah has a special 4-course meal for $30 per guest. Open 11AM-8PM. Reservations are now being taken.

MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION MONTH
May 1-31 2016
To show appreciation The Melting Pot of Savannah says “THANK YOU” to all of the service men and women and those who serve as Military personnel and First Responders. The Melting Pot offers you their Land & Sea 4-course Fondue Experience for $29.95. Just show the server your ID. Offer not valid with other promotions or coupon.

GRADUATES DINE FREE
May 1-31 2016
For the entire month of May, if you make a reservation to the Melting Pot of Savannah and mention “Free Grad Fondue,” it’s on. The way it works is for every four people, one grad gets to eat for free. In other words, three people pay, one gets a free meal. Click here for full details

BRIDES EAT FREE
The Melting Pot of Savannah is the most unique destination for bridal showers, bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners. BRIDE EATS FREE.. for parties of 7 of more guests who each enjoy a 4-course experience.

Make a reservation by calling The Melting Pot of Savannah at (912) 349-5676 or clicking here. 

The Melting Pot, 232 E. Broughton St. Savannah, Ga 31401 tel: 912-349-5676 for reservations, www.meltingpot.com/savannah The Melting Pot of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

20 Spring Things To Do With Kids in Savannah

April 27th, 2016

Tybee Sand Arts Festival SCAD 2016Spring Fun 2016

Find 20 Spring things to do with your kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry here including the FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival, May 6.

Lead actor of “Where Hope Grows” joins Night of Champions, May 12, Savannah

April 27th, 2016

David DeSanctis Where Hope Grows Savannah Lead Actor of “Where Hope Grows”, David DeSanctis, will join Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society as they present their 7th annual Night of Champions in Savannah.

The event will be Thurs. May 12 at 6PM at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom located at 1 Resort Drive.

This community event celebrates differently abled adults, including these with Down Syndrome, and recognizes the local businesses that employ them.

Special screening @ Savannah Arts Academy

David DeSanctis will also be present for a special screening of “Where Hope Grows” on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Savannah Arts Academy.

For more information on this years Night of Champions, click here. 

FREE Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, May 7

April 27th, 2016

FREE Family Days Telfair Museums Fun changes are happening at Telfair Museums in Savannah.

Here’s a peek:
– Kids 12 & younger are now free!
– Instead of single site passes, it’s $20 for all three sites, which includes daily architectural tours at the Jepson Center & Mansion to Museum tours at the Telfair Academy.
– New at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center – daily art activities in the drop-in studio from 1-4PM. The activities are not just for kids but for all ages including adults. APRIL: Art in Bloom: Make tissue paper flower crowns. Learn more here. 

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FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums

Free Family Days are held one Saturday a month from 1-4PM @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center (unless otherwise noted). Attend five Free Family Days & receive a 20% discount on any Telfair art class. Come to 10 Free Family Days & win a free 3D printed mini-me sculpture.

Upcoming FREE Family Days

May 7
State of the Art: Savannah Community
1-4PM
Savannah is bursting with artistic talent. Telfair wants to celebrate it! Enjoy local contemporary art. Meet some of the fabulous artists & art groups making art in our community. Take part & make some art of your own!

Sat. June 11
Juneteenth Festival
Jepson Center
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Free and open to the public, this annual festival features live performances and hands-on art activities for all ages, celebrating Savannah’s history and Gullah Geechee heritage. The festival begins with an interactive performance by Jamal Toure and other local storytellers, followed by demonstrations by traditional artists throughout the region. Children can experiment with crafts and try their hand at a variety of artmaking projects. A special highlight of the afternoon includes a live concert by reunited members of the Gospelaires, a legendary a cappella vocal group from Pin Point, offering a rare treat to the celebration.

Sat., July 9
Prints at the Telfair Academy
Telfair Museums has an incredible collection of prints, but they are not always on display. This Free Family Day gives you a chance to glimpse some of these amazing works in the historic Telfair Academy, featuring master artists such as Rembrandt and Whistler. You can also try your hand at different printmaking techniques to create masterpieces of your own!

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St.

TELFAIR ACADEMY
121 Barnard St.

OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE
124 Abercorn St.

Follow Telfair Museums on Facebook here. 

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FREE Family-Friendly Savannah Block Party on Broughton Street, May 7

April 27th, 2016

free kids activities in Hilton Head SavannahThe Block Party: Broughton Street Sponsored by DPR Construction
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Part of Historic Savannah Foundation’s 2016 Savannah Preservation Festival)
11AM- 3PM
100 Block of West Broughton Street
Free and open to the public
What better place to see preservation in progress than on dynamic and vibrant Broughton Street?
Savannah’s traditional commercial core, Broughton Street is home to dozens of retail stores and residential lofts, scores of historic buildings, and hundreds of jobs. This festive and family-friendly event will include:
Pennies for Preservation Poster Contest
Educational/Interactive Exhibits
Student Exhibits
Craftsmen Exhibits
Bike Valet
Food & Drink
Live Music

Festival event tickets available at myHSF.org.

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH-AREA FAMILY EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks May 2016 Kids’ Events, Savannah

April 27th, 2016

Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center May 2016 fun includes:

Mother’s Day Sun. May 8

Bring mom for a free Coke & gift from Jumping Jacks. Buy any activity (laser tag, jump zone or game card) & get 2nd 50% off.

Sun. May 15 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Free chocolate chip cookie & Jumping Jacks Balloon. Buy 1 laser tag or Jump Zone & get 2nd 50% off.

Sun. May 22 Dollar Day

Hot Dogs $1. Candy Bar $1.
$1 off sandwich, pizza or wings,

Sun. May 29

Free ride on motion theater when you bring in a Jumping Jacks Color page from their Web site here.

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, On Twitter here,    www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Kids’ Drawing Contest: Win an art kit & week of summer camp from Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

April 26th, 2016

Scribble Art Kit Savannah

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah Kids’ Drawing Contest

Kids can win this art kit pictured here that’s filled with art supplies and a week of summer camp @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.

Art Camp Giveaway drawing contest Scribble Art Studio

To enter to win, kids can do their own drawing of this cat pictured here, then post a photo of the drawing on Scribble Art Studio’s Facebook wall here.

A winner will be selected at random & will be announced here & on the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page.

Deadline to enter to win is 11 PM this Sun. May 1. 

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Summer Art Camp Savannah Scribble

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah offers a summer camp mix & match deal where parents can buy a week of summer camp and break it up throughout the summer.

Perfect for those who can’t commit to a solid week of camp.

This applies to all Scribble camps in Savannah

25% Early Bird Discount: A week of camp is $139 if you register by May 1 (regular price is $185)

Learn more here. 

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah offers art summer camps 2016 for little & big kids.

Art camp for ages 4-7 is Mon-Fri. 10AM-1PM. Weekly sessions run May 30-Aug. 5 2016.

Art Camp for ages 8+ is Mon-Fri. 3-5PM. Weekly sessions run June 6-July 29 2016.

Dates for older kids camps: June 6-10 Sewing; June 13-17 Mixed Media: June 27-July 1 Painting; July 11-15: Alternative Painting; July 25-29 Comics & Cartooning.

Cost: $185/week

Discounts

Early Bird Registration Discount: 25% off $139/week for those who register by May 1.

To learn more about Scribble’s summer camps, art classes & children’s birthdays in Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Bug Fest, Daily Programs & More @ Savannah Children’s Museum

April 26th, 2016

Spring Fun @ Savannah Children's Museum

Bug Fest is coming in May. Save the date: Bug Fest 2016 will be Sat. May 28 @ Savannah Children’s Museum.

Savannah Children’s Museum also offers daily programs that are included in the purchase of your museum pass and free for members. Check out the list of daily programs for April and May below.

Sundays:
Wednesdays through Saturdays: 
Rockstar Reading at 11:30AM
Rockstar Reading at 10:30AM
Awesome Art at 12:30PM
Awesome Art at 11:30PM
Family Fitness at 1:30PM
Family Fitness at 12:30PM
Super Science at 2:30PM
Super Science at 1:30PM

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS:
Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

On Mon. May 30, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open & will officially begin their summer hours. Enjoy SCM all summer long, Monday – Saturday: 9AM-2PM (closed Sundays) through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Upcoming Coastal Heritage Society Events
Diesel Train Rides at GSRM
Take a site tour by rail and learn about the impact the Central of Georgia Railroad had on Savannah and the Southeast.
WHEN: Wednesdays – Sundays in May
COST:  Rides included in general admission, only $2 members!
National Train Day at GSRM
Celebrate Amtrak’s National Train Day with special programming and tours highlighting the importance of trains and railroads in the development of Savannah, Georgia.


WHEN: Saturday, May 7th
COST: Free for CHS members!
Bug Fest at SCM
Come enjoy the most Bug-tastic celebration of the year!
All ages will enjoy the activities, specimens, and special surprise guests that we have in store for the day.
WHEN: Saturday, May 28th
COST:  Free for members!
Special Program at OFJ
Explore the daily life of a soldier, while uncovering stories about the many individuals and units once stationed here.
Participate in a variety of activities appropriate for all ages, including marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill and musket and cannon demonstrations.
WHEN: May 28th – 30th

WHERE: 

COST: 

 Free for members!

 

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Smart Start Nutrition Program series, each focusing on different aspects of a healthy lifestyle. 

Free for members or included with the cost of admission.

The focus is on physical activity & how to make smart choices about the energy we consume. There will be art, movement & literacy activities incorporated into the program & you’ll finish with a healthy snack. The whole family is encouraged to attend & participate.

Fabulous Fruits

Sunday, May 8, 12pm & 2pm

From talking texture and tastes to making our own model of a healthy fruit basket, we’re sure to have a great time learning about fabulous fruits. We’ll end the day by tasting different kinds of fruit and talking about how they help us grow.

See more here. 

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Sensory Soft Sundays for children with special needs

Savannah Children’s Museum will once again offer Sensory Soft Sunday on select Sundays throughout the year. Museum doors open early from 9AM- 11AM to families who have children with special needs or autism. Sensory Soft Sunday allows these families to make local connections and explore the SCM space without a crowd.

The number of attendees is limited, so please contact Jessica Paterson for pre-registration via email jpaterson@chsgeorgia.org

Cost

Tickets are $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months and free for members.

Upcoming dates include: May 15 & June 12.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Extended Office Hours @ SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, Rincon, Savannah & Richmond Hill

April 26th, 2016

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah Pediatricians

SouthCoast Health understands that kids get sick and sometimes need medical attention after normal business hours.

Which is why SouthCoast Health Pediatrics offers Extended Hours at their practices in Savannah, Richmond Hill & Rincon.

Walk-ins welcome.

The new extended hours in Rincon are in addition to the extended hours already offered at SouthCoast Health Savannah & Richmond Hill locations.

Extended Hours:

Savannah

Extended care: Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7:30pm. Walk-ins & new patients welcome.

Weekend care: Saturdays and Sundays from 9am – noon. Walk-ins welcome.

Richmond Hill

Extended Care: Monday – Thursday from 5 – 7:30pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Weekend Care: Saturday from 9am – noon. Walk-ins welcome.

Rincon

Extended Care: Monday from 5 pm-7:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome.

Learn more about SouthCoast Health’s pediatric services and care providers here.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics, SouthCoast Health Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Monster High & Minecraft Parties @ Pooler art studio

April 26th, 2016

Minecraft Party in Savannah Pooler Monster High

Register your child for Monster High Party Saturday May 7, 3-5PM @ @ Everyone’s An Artist studio at 115 Canal St. in Pooler.

Parents accompany pre-registered child. $25 per child. 3 Monster High activities include, jewelry making, canvas painting and mini coffin decorating. Call to register. 912-755-4567.

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Minecraft Party

Register your child for Minecraft Party Saturday May 14, 3-5PM Everyone’s An Artist art studio. Parents accompany pre-registered child. $25 per child. 3 Minecraft related arts and crafts, including necklaces or keychains, canvas painting and more. Call to register. 912-755-4567

Everyone’s An Artist studio, 115 Canal St. Pooler, offers group & private art classes, birthday parties, kids’ movie nights, adult art parties & more. 912-755-4567. On Facebook here. Everyone’s An Artist studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Robotics & Math Edge summer kids’ programs @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah

April 25th, 2016

Robotics, Math summer programs camps Savannah Sylvan

Sylvan Learning of Savannah has multiple fun ways to prevent summertime learning loss. Here’s a look at two such summer programs.

Math Edge @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah

Math Edge – Sylvan Learning of Savannah‘s math mastery program for grades 1–5 – gives your child an edge in math.

A favorite among kids, Math Edge uses a variety of brain-boosting activities to help your child solve problems in cool and engaging ways.

Math Edge curriculum aligns with what’s taught in school (including Common Core in the United States), so you can rest easy that what your child learns @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah will make an impact in the classroom and far beyond.

A few reasons your child—and you—will love Math Edge

-It’s convenient and fun. You sign your child up for two one-hour sessions per week @  Sylvan Learning of Savannah choosing the days that work best for your family’s busy schedule.

-Your child is welcome to sign up with friends (great camaraderie for the kids, easier carpooling for you).

-Each session, your child completes brain-boosting activities that grow more challenging with every assignment.

Math Edge @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah is in high demand so call (912)355-2267 to learn more.

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Robotics

Build Robots. Build Friendships. Build Confidence.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah Robotics for Kids uses fun, hands-on projects to get your child’s creative juices flowing. Your child will learn how to build and program robots with LEGO® bricks and software — all while making friends, developing new skills and having a great time with STEM. For many kids, robotics class is a highlight of their week.

To fully engage and challenge your aspiring engineer, computer programmer or scientist,  Sylvan Learning of Savannah has several kids’ robotics programs available:

Grades 2-4: Robotics 101 and 102
Grades 4-6: Robotics 201 and 202
First timer? Your child is welcome at Sylvan Learning of Savannah. He or she can jump into Robotics 101 or Robotics 201 without any prior experience. Sylvan teachers are happy to adjust to your child’s ability.

How Sylvan teaches kids robotics each week

In each Robotics for Kids class at Sylvan of Savannah, your child and a buddy work together to plan and build a new robot using LEGO® bricks, letting their creativity and imaginations loose. Along the way, they learn science and engineering concepts, such as how pulleys, levers and motors work.

As the kids’ robots take shape, they experiment with LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ software. They discover how to apply computer programming concepts and find new ways to get their “bot” moving.

Then, kids challenge other teams to friendly games or take part in imaginative play.

At the end of each robotics class, your child enjoys a wrap-up activity to reinforce the STEM skills he or she learned in class.

Learn more here or call 912-355-2267.

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Save big on Disney: Free Dining is here

April 25th, 2016

Disney Free Dining 2016 Two Sisters Travel

The FREE DINING promotion at Walt Disney World is back for select dates this fall and winter. If you’ve been considering a Disney vacation, this promotion is one of the most popular offers!

For 2016, the available dates are Aug. 23-Oct 1; Nov. 15-21; Nov. 26-28; and Dec. 10-21. Free dining is being offered to guests for their entire length of stay as long as your arrival date is within the promotion dates.

FREE Dining Plans are available at select Walt Disney World Resorts and require a minimum 3-night stay with 2-day Magic Your Way ticket with Park Hopper or Water Park upgrade.

Guests staying in a Value Resort will receive the Quick-Service Dining Plan and guests in Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villa Resorts receive the Disney Dining Plan. You can even upgrade your dining plan by paying the cost difference between your complimentary plan and the plan you want.

This is a very popular time for Two Sisters Travel clients to try out the Deluxe Dining Plan.

Availability is extremely limited, and dining reservations are already open for most of these dates, so let’s get your FREE DINING vacation package secured now!

Contact Two Sisters Travel now for your no-obligation vacation quote or details. Remember: Two Sisters Travel travel planning services are 100% FREE!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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No-Cook Friday: Ready-made meal for 4 for $27 from FOHTY in Savannah

April 25th, 2016

ready made meals in Savannah FOHTY

Savannah’s top ready made meals: Bon Appétit’s FOHTY (From Our House To Yours) will simplify your Friday.

Email heather.carbone@cafebonappetit.com to order.

Each FOHTY meal is made from scratch in their kitchen to be served in yours.

FOHTY is designed to feed four people for $27 and includes main entrée, two sides and dessert.

If you are interested in ordering this week’s menu selection please send an email with FOHTY in the subject line to heather.carbone@cafebonappetit.com.

Orders should be placed by Thurs. April 28  at 2PM and will be ready for payment and pick-up at JO’s Café (201 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah, 31401) on Fri. April 29 between 3-6pm.

Each meal is prepared and properly cooled in the kitchen and will be provided with proper reheating instructions. Forms of payment accepted are SCAD cash, dining dollars, cash or credit.

THIS DEAL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Learn more here. 

SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401. On Facebook here.  SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

New baby & toddler May themes @ Kindermusik Savannah

April 25th, 2016

parent & me toddler preschool music Kindermusik Savannah Join Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for brand new May class themes!

Babies’ new theme is “Mama Goose” – every Monday at 9:2oAM. Toddlers’ new theme is “Colors and Shapes on the Farm” – every Monday at 10:15AM.

Never been to Kindermusik before? You’re invited to a free class! Visit 88keysga.com or call 912-988-KEYS for more info.

Kindermusik…where music and learning play.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) www.88keysga.com/Kindermusik  Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Summer Camps 2016

April 25th, 2016

Savannah Hilton Head Summer Camps 2015

Make it the best summer ever.

Visit our Savannah-Lowcountry Area Summer Camps 2016 directory by clicking here to help you find the type of camps you and your children are looking for this summer.