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

January 10th, 2017

kids children birthday parties Savannah Hilton Head Bluffton autism 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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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

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

STEM classes in Game Design, Robotics @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

January 9th, 2017

Sylvan Learning Center Robotics Video Game Design STEM

Sylvan Learning of Savannah will offer fun and exciting 5-week science, tech, engineering & math classes that enrich and inspire. Courses begin in February 2017.

Game Design
Mon & Wed. 5-7PM
Starts Feb. 8 2017.

Robotics 102
Tues & Thurs. 5-7PM
Starts Feb. 7 2017.

Robotics 101
Sun. 3-5PM
Starts Feb. 12 2017.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah
340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Learn more here.

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About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.

MENTION YOU READ ABOUT SYLVAN ON SOUTHERNMAMAS TO RECEIVE A FREE ASSESSMENT. 

Call 912-355-2267 or email dinopapa@sylvan3007.com

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Matilda Jane in Savannah, Hilton Head/Bluffton: New redesigned website & discounts

January 9th, 2017

Matilda Jane clothing discount Savannah Bluffton Hilton Head Pooler

Matilda Jane clothing Spring 2017 collection – The Adventure Begins – is coming Feb. 1.

Senior Team Leader Matilda Jane Clothing Robyn Shirley – serving Bluffton/Hilton Head Is. & the Savannah area – has a fresh redesigned Matilda Jane Web site. See it here.

Discount

Receive $30 Feb. 1-28 2017 with a purchase of $175 when you host a trunk show with at least $100 in customer orders.

To book a show in your area, email Robyn: robynS@matildajaneclothing.com

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Now accepting applications for Spring 2017 trunk keepers

Are you looking for a creative, flexible business of your own to operate from your own home around your family’s hectic schedule?

Look no further! Contact Senior Team Leader Matilda Jane Clothing Robyn Shirley via email at RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com or call 843-384-3842 and she’ll give you more information about a new career with Matilda Jane Clothing. Applications are being accepted for Spring 2017.

Matilda Jane Spring 2017 kicks off Feb. 1st and the Matilda Jane “Behind The Seams” conference in Louisville is mid January. This is the perfect opportunity for you to start something new in 2017.

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Robyn Shirley, Matilda Jane Team Leader and Trunk Keeper #124, Bluffton, SC, email RobynS@matildajaneclothing.com. Robyn Shirley is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah schools: Application deadline for Savannah-area charter schools

January 9th, 2017

Charter Schools Savannah Chatham

Charter Schools in Savannah-Chatham County  

January 2017 is the time to plan for which school you want your child to attend for the 2017-2018 school year. The application process is open for Savannah-Chatham public school choice programs as well as for most Savannah-area charter schools.

Elementary and middle school charter schools in Savannah-Chatham area have a separate application process and different deadlines than Savannah-Chatham County public school choice programs. Contact the charter school of your choice for more detailed information on their application process.

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Savannah-Area Charter School Application Deadlines for 2017-2018 School Year

Oglethorpe Charter School (Middle School, 6th-8th grades) Application process is open. The application can be printed from Oglethorpe Charter School Web site or picked up from the school. Deadline: All applications must be hand-delivered to the school by Jan. 17, 2017

Learn more of what Oglethorpe Charter School has to offer at one of the following enrollment information sessions:
Tues. Jan. 10, 2017 at 5PM
Thurs. Jan. 12, 2017 at 5PM
Tues. Jan. 17, 2017 at 9AM

The 2017-2018 lottery is Jan. 19, 2017 at 9AM. The lottery results will be posted on Oglethorpe Charter School Web site on Jan. 20, 2017 by noon.

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Savannah Classical Academy  (Kindergarten-10th grade. Will expand to a K-12 school by 2019.) Application process is open. Apply online here. Deadline: Feb. 16, 2017.

School Tours

Tours are conducted on Tuesdays, 9-10AM or Thursdays 1-2PM***
Register here for a tour; space is limited. The following dates are available:
Tues. Jan. 31
Thurs. Feb. 9
Tues. Feb. 14

​For questions, email info@scasav.org.

Open House: Jan. 19, 2017.

The 2017-2018 lottery is Feb 24 2017. If your child is accepted, you will receive official notification by Friday, March 10. Enrollment registration deadline is Wed. March 31 2017.

Learn more about the application process here.

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Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School (PreK4-5th grade) Application process opens Mon. Jan. 16, 2017. Apply online here.  Deadline: April 7, 2017 at midnight. 

Guided Tours are every Wednesday @ 10 AM. Advanced registration is required by calling (912) 395-4070.

Open Houses:
Tues. Feb. 7, 2017 @ 6 PM
Sat. Feb. 18, 2017 @ 10AM
Wed. March 8, 2017 @ 6 PM
Wed. March 29, 2017 @ 6 PM

The lottery will be Tues. April 11, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Learn more about the application process here.

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Tybee Island Maritime Academy (Kindergarten-5th grade). Application process is open. Apply online here. Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017. 

The lottery will be Feb. 13, 2017 at 6:30PM. Notifications of acceptance or wait list status will be done during the week of Feb. 13-17, 2017. Registration deadline for those accepted is March 3, 2017.

Learn more about the application process here. 

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More school application info

Interested in applying to Savannah-Chatham public school choice programs (formerly called specialty schools) for 2017-2018? Deadline to do so is Feb. 3 2017. Details here. 

Interested in applying for the free pre-K programs 2017-2018 offered at some Savannah-Chatham public schools? The free pre-K application process starts Feb. 21 2017. Deadline is March 7 2017. Details here. 

FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

January 9th, 2017

Baby classes Pregnant Parents Parenting ClassAttention expectant Savannah parents: FREE Baby Care Basics classes are offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here) or one of Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s other 8 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Classes are held after office hours the first Thursday of each month. The next class is this Thurs. Feb.  2 2017 @ 6PM.

Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free practice SAT or ACT test & get results the next day @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

January 8th, 2017

FREE SAT ACT Practice Test Savannah Sylvan Learning Center Take a practice SAT or ACT on Jan. 16 2017 and get the results the very next day @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah

Mon. Jan. 16
Two sessions, 11AM & 2PM

Sylvan Learning of Savannah
340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Learn more here.

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About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.

MENTION YOU READ ABOUT SYLVAN ON SOUTHERNMAMAS TO RECEIVE A FREE ASSESSMENT. 

Call 912-355-2267 or email dinopapa@sylvan3007.com

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Registration open for Lowcountry Lacrosse for Spring 2017 for kindergarten to 8th grade

January 7th, 2017

Savannah Lacrosse Lowcountry Spring 2017

Registration is open for Spring 2017 lacrosse with Lowcountry Lacrosse in Savannah 

The Lowcountry Lacrosse mission is to provide a positive, instruction oriented program for boys new to the sport of lacrosse and provide advanced skill training and organized teams to those who are experienced players.

Their seasoned coaches want to teach the technical skills of lacrosse while providing an opportunity for personal development. They believe that lacrosse should be fun for the players but provide a foundation for building character that will instill teamwork, discipline, integrity, sportsmanship and respect to other players, coaches and parents.

Teams will be split according to school and area. Lowcountry Lacrosse does their best to keep those at the same school on the same team.

Boys Lacrosse League
Savannah, GA

Register here.

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7th/8th Grade Teams: Practice Mondays/Wednesdays from 5:30-7PM. Games on Saturdays

Practice Dates: Feb 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, Mar 1, 6, 8, 27, 29, Apr 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Game Dates: Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, Apr 1, 8, War on the Shore April 29/30

Coaches: Christian Harris, Billy Groves, Dave Racicot, Andy Kay, Michael George

Registration
Regular Registration: $250 Jan. 1st – Feb. 5.
Late Registration: $260 *Late Registration begins Feb. 6.

Register here.

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5th/6th Grade Teams: Practice Tuesdays/Thursdays from 5:30-7PM. Games on Saturdays

Practice Dates: Feb 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, Mar 2, 7, 9, 28, 30, Apr 11, 13, 18, 20
Game Dates: Feb 18, Mar 4, Apr 8, 22, War on the Shore April 29/30

Coaches: Sean Farrell, Billy Groves, Ryan Chandler, Sean Murphy

Regular Registration: $200 Jan. 1 – Feb. 5
Late Registration: $210 *Late Registration begins Feb. 6

Register here.

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3rd/4th Grade Teams: Practice Tuesdays/Thursdays from 5:30-6:30PM. Games on Saturdays

Practice Dates: Feb 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, Mar 2, 7, 9, 28, 30, Apr 11, 13, 18, 20
Game Dates: Feb 18, Mar 4, Apr 8, 22, War on the Shore April 29/30

Coaches: Christian Harris, Mark Gjekaj, Marvin Labis, Mike Vidan

Regular Registration: $200 Jan 1 – Feb. 5
Late Registration: $210 *Late Registration begins Feb. 6.

Register here.

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3rd/4th Grade (Developmental): Practice Sundays 3-4:30PM

These Teams are for ALL 3rd/4th grade beginners . It is also for intermediate players who may not feel comfortable participating in a competitive environment yet.

Practice Dates: Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9
Game Dates: Mar 12, 26, War on the Shore April 29/30

Coaches: Jeff Konko, Miles Whitworth, Chris Dammeyer, Anthony Quinn, Alec Ganley, Collin Gibboney

Regular Registration: $150 Jan. 1 – Feb. 5
Late Registration: $160 *Late Registration begins Feb. 6

Register here.

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K-2nd Grade (Developmental): Practice Sundays from 3-4:30PM

These Teams are for ALL K-2nd grade boys.

Practice Dates: Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9
Game Dates: Mar 12, 26, War on the Shore April 29/30

Coaches: Dan Umbel, Christian Harris, Corey Ingram, Jeff Pecora

Regular Registration: $150 Jan. 1 – Feb. 5
Late Registration: $160 *Late Registration begins Feb. 6.

Register here.

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Equipment
Rent: $50 with $150 refundable security deposit—contact Christian to reserve: charris@lowlax.com
Buy: 25% OFF MSRP As Low as $169

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BOYS & GIRLS MLK WEEKEND LACROSSE CAMP 

Lowcounty Lacrosse Savannah is offering a Lacrosse camp over MLK Jr. holiday weekend, Jan. 14-16 for all skill levels. Learn more here. 

Florida Launch & Syracuse Alum Midfielder Jovan Miller Will Be aSpecial Guest Coach at MLK Camp!

Times: Sat 10AM-1PM, Sun Noon-3PM, Mon 10AM-1PMCamp Dates: Jan 14 – 16
Location: Daffin Park
Boys and Girls All Skill Levels
(Boys and girls will be broken up by skill and age)
Ages:  8 – 18
Cost:  $125

Learn more here. 
Lowcountry Lacrosse Savannah, 5002 Paulsen St, Ste 102, Savannah; tel. (912) 200-3442, email charris@lowlax.com. Stay connected by following Lowcountry Lacrosse Savannah on Facebook here; on Instagram here.  Lowcountry Lacrosse is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Healthy Homes, Happy Families Expo, Savannah, Feb. 25

January 6th, 2017

 

Healthy Homes Happy Families Savannah Expo 2017

Do you or your children suffer from:
* anxiety *food issues
* homework struggles * stomach problems
* sleep issues * focus issues * seizures
* asthma * skin problems/eczema
* ADD/ADHD/attention issues
* Autism Spectrum Disorders
* extreme mood swings/tantrums?

Or do you just want help finding easy ways to make your home a happier, healthier place?
Yes?

Then the Healthy Homes, Happy Families Expo in Savannah on Feb. 25 2017 is for you.

Sat. Feb. 25, 8AM-4PM
Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W Bay St.
Savannah, GA 31401

The expo brings together experts from all over the Savannah area to teach you simple things you can change within your home to make it a healthier and happier place to be for everyone.

More information coming on speakers, topics & sponsorship and vendor opportunities.

Details here.

Savannah parent & me classes: Kindermusik early childhood music playdates

January 6th, 2017

Parent and Me activities Savannah toddler preschooler Kindermusik Enrollment for Kindermusik Savannah January musical monthly play dates is now underway.

Join Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano on January 18 or 21 at 10AM for “How do You Feel? Exploring Emotions in Music”. Newborns 0-7 are welcome.

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

Cost is $15 per child and only $5 per sibling.

Spaces are limited and the Saturday class is already over half full, so enroll today at kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912-988-KEYS today.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Children’s entertainment, music, Irish dance @ Savannah Irish Festival 2017, Feb. 17-19

January 6th, 2017

Savannah Irish Festival 2017

25th Annual Savannah Irish Festival
February 17-19, 2017

Savannah Irish Festival brings two days and one night of internationally acclaimed Irish-American and Celtic music, dance, culture, food and fun to historic downtown Savannah.
When: Feb. 17-19 2017

Where: Savannah Civic Center, 401 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, Georgia
Other: Friday Night Ceili, traditional Irish dance party. Friday, Feb. 17, 6:30pm, Knights of Columbus, 3 W. Liberty Street.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased the day of the event.  For advance ticket sales call 912-651-6556 or 800-351-7469, or online at the Savannah Civic Center’s website.

For more details & the full schedule of performers, click here.

Savannah schools: Applications for 2017-18 Savannah-Chatham FREE pre-K available Feb. 21

January 5th, 2017

free pre-K programs 2017-18 Savannah public schools

Free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2017-2018 school year

The free, state-funded Pre-K at some Savannah-Chatham public schools is open to all children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 residing in Chatham County.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 60 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes with additional classes at Coastal Empire Montessori.  See the list of Savannah-Chatham public schools that offer the free Pre-K here.

Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2017-18 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available online here starting Feb. 21 2017 until March 6 2017. Applications & required documents are due March 7 2017. The lottery will be April 4 2017.

The deadline to submit required documents to one of the selected schools is March 7, 2017. Applications cannot be processed without these documents.

This free, state-funded Pre-K is open to all children who are 4 years old on or by Sept. 1. Details here. 

Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines. Please contact those facilities for their application deadlines.

FREE entrance to museums on Super Museum Sunday 2017; FREE Georgia Day Parade 2017, Savannah

January 5th, 2017

Super Museum Sunday 2017 Savannah Georgia Day Parade 2017 FREE admission to museums, historic sites on Super Museum Sunday, Feb. 5 2017.

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday 2017 is Sun. Feb. 5 when various museums and historical sites in the Savannah area are free and open to the public.

Learn more here. 

Various sites will have free admission on Sunday, February 5th, 2017, from noon – 4PM, unless alternate hours are listed. All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open & free.

*Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA
*Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, GA
*Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA
Cost: FREE!

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colonial-faire-lgFREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2017

Saturday & Sunday, 10AM- 4PM Feb 4 & 5 2017
Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah  31406.
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free. 912-353-3023. Learn more here. 

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Georgia Day Parade Savannah 2016FREE Georgia Day Parade 2017

Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade in Forsyth Park, Savannah
Friday February 10, 2017 at 10:45AM
Students & teachers costumed as historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event.

Rain date for this event is Feb. 13, 10:45AM

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January 5th, 2017

Hilton Head Show Day children's activities

This week’s SouthernMamas e-letter spotlights:
* where your kids can make snow angels & throw snow balls this month in the Lowcountry;
* new youth art, drama/acting, clay, fibers, drawing, Spanish classes in Savannah
* free fitness class @ Fit46 studio
* Starlight Pottery in Savannah
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FREE Family Fun Night @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

January 5th, 2017

Hilton Head Is. kids' events Sandbox Children's Museum kids free events FREE Family Fun Night
Fri. Jan. 6 | 5:30 – 7:30PM
Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head this Friday for the first FREE Family Fun Night of 2017. This is a community event designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of creativity and play. Weather permitting, the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks will be available for play outdoors, or you can explore our exhibits and enjoy a craft indoors. Light refreshments will also be served.

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Sandbox Museum Winter Hours

OPEN Wednesday – Saturday: 10AM – 5PM | CLOSED Sunday – Tuesday

THE SANDBOX WILL BE OPEN
Mon. Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr Day
HOURS: 10AM – 5PM

The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18A Pope Avenue,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.842.7645

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Unity 5K/Festival in Savannah on MLK Jr. Day 2017 to benefit Blessings In A Book Bag

January 5th, 2017

Unity 5K Savannah MLK 2017 Blessings Bookbag

Blessings In A Book Bag Inc. in Savannah is a non-profit organization that has helped Savannah school children since 2011. Every Friday during the school year, students are provided with book bags filled with non-perishables goods to sustain them and their family over the weekend.

You’re invited to help support Blessings In A Book Bag by participating in the 4th Annual Unity 5K on MLK & Music Festival in Forsyth Park on Sat. January 14 at 9AM.

Get more info and register at www.blessingsinabookbag.org

After the race, there will be a free music festival in Forsyth Park, 10AM-3PM. Families are invited to set up chairs and blankets and relax.

Things to do with kids in Savannah: Starlight Pottery

January 4th, 2017

Pottery Studio Paint your own Savannah Starlight pottery Create something at Starlight Pottery in Savannah.

Starlight has gone through a change of owners and is now open for you to come and create something! New look. New owner. New pieces.

Follow Starlight on Facebook here, Instagram here.

Starlight pottery savannah Attention parents of homeschoolers or toddlers. Wednesday is good day for homeschooled children or toddlers.

New Hours
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Thursday: 1-6PM
Wednesday: 9AM-3PM
Friday: 3-8PM
Saturday: 11AM-8PM

Starlight Pottery
7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, GA
912.303.9599
email: Contactus@starlightpottery.com

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