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Savannah Summer Camps 2014

Daily Guided Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

July 13th, 2014

Guided Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument

Starting May 31, 2014

Fort Pulaski National Monument offers guided tours at the following times:
Sunday through Friday: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Through the tour, visitors will see one of the nation’s finest examples of a seacoast fortification, while learning about the construction and engineering of Fort Pulaski, Civil War technology, rifled cannons, general fort life, and the Battle for Fort Pulaski in 1862. Tours meet inside the fort and usually last 45 minutes to an hour.

More info here. 

Junior Park Rangers

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonWhen you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.

Yard sale Aug. 2 to send a Savannah family on a mission trip to Poland

July 12th, 2014

Poland mission from Savannah Christian Church Chances are you’ve heard of or maybe even attended the impressive The Journey interactive Christmas Story at Savannah Christian Church during the holiday season.

But did you know there’s a similar production modeled on the Savannah Christian Church one that takes place in Poland each Christmas, too?

This upcoming Christmas, lateChurch/Savannah Christian is sending a beloved Savannah family – parents Dove & Amber McHargue along with their identical red-headed exuberant triplet boys (pictured to the right) – to Poland for December with Proem Ministries. This spirited Savannah family will be involved in so many areas while in Poland – participating in camps, music, workshops and anywhere they are needed.

The McHargues will also have the opportunity to serve in the Polish version of The Journey, a re-enactment of the night Jesus Christ was born, called the Journey to Bethlehem. Last year during the 10 nights that it ran in Poland, 5,000 people attended. 

But the McHargues need your help!

You can help send the McHargue Family to Poland by attending a HUGE yard sale/bake sale Saturday, August 2 at 7 AM – 3 PM, 136 E. 64th St., Savannah, 31405. Every penny raised at the sale will go towards the McHargue family’s mission trip to Poland.

If you have any items, yard sale or bake sale, that you would like to donate,  there will be a Donation Drop Off Day Friday, August 1st at the same address (corner of 64th and Habersham) from 2-7pm. If you don’t have anything to donate, please come check out the sale. It is going to be HUGE and for a great cause.

Learn more about the huge yard sale/bake sale via the Facebook event page here. 

Summer portrait sessions only $75 with Photography by Julie Ann, Richmond Hill

July 11th, 2014

Savannah children baby photographers Summer Mini Sessions are here with Photography by Julie Anne!

Mini sessions will be held on July 19 at Fort McAllister and July 20 at Julie Anne’s studio in Richmond Hill.

These 30 minute sessions are only $75 and you get a minimum of 15 images and a Facebook timeline!

Visit Julie Anne’s website at www.photographybyjulieanne.com or her Facebook page here. 

Or you can call for a session at (912) 655-9497. Don’t miss out on this great deal!

Photography by Julie Anne,  email julie@photographybyjulieanne.com,  (912) 655-9497,www.photographybyjulieanne.com ; On Facebook here.  Photography by Julie Anne is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Best Fondue Friends Forever: Aug. 18 Ladies Night Out @ The Melting Pot Savannah

July 11th, 2014

 

Girls Night Out Savannah Restaurants BFFF – August Ladies Night Out
MONDAY, AUGUST 18TH
Girls just wanna have fun. And chocolate. And cheese. You and your Best Fondue Friends Forever are invited to The Melting Pot in Savannah for a BFFFs evening July 14th featuring $5 drink specials. Cheese,salad & Chocolate for $21.99pp. *not valid with any other offer, promotion, or discount.

Double Date Nights
AUGUST 25-31
For just $50 per couple, plus tax & gratuity*, you’ll enjoy a 3-course fondue meal including cheese, salad, and special entree) during a great night out with friends. *Not valid with any other discount or offer. Only valid for reservations of 2 or more couples sharing a single table.
Menu includes:
First Course: Wisconsin Trio or Cheddar Cheese Fondue
Second Course: Caesar Salad or The Melting Pot House Salad
Third Course: White Shrimp, Teriyaki-marinated Sirloin, Herb Crusted Chicken Breast and Ravioli
No substitutions please.

Summer deal at The Melting Pot Savannah Summer Deal @ The Melting Pot: CRAVE COMBO

Let’s say it’s a weeknight and you’ve got the craving for The Melting Pot’s unique experience but not the two hours! Well, the “Crave Combo” is the perfect solution.

It starts with your choice of any of The Melting Pot’s delicious salads. Next select any one of The Melting Pot’s signature cheese fondues served with all the traditional Melting Pot dippers. In addition, the “Crave Combo” includes delectable cured meats for your dipping enjoyment.

Of course, no Melting Pot experience is truly complete without one of their famous mouthwatering chocolate fondue desserts. Your challenge will be deciding which one to select.

Experience the “Fondue Effect” all for just $23.5 per person. Two person minimum.

Click here for event details  & other special events @ The Melting Pot Savannah

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.

Kids’ Triathlon @ Hilton Head Is. , Aug. 9

July 10th, 2014

Kids' triathlon Hilton Head Is. This looks like a great, fit way to wrap up your kid’s summer.

TD BANK Hilton Head Island KIDS Triathlon– August 9, 2014 @ Island Recreation Center – Hilton Head Island, SC

Time – 9am Start

Distances
Ages 4-6
Swim 25 Yds | Bike 0.5 Mi | Run 0.33 Mi
Ages 7-10
Swim 75 Yds | Bike 2 Mi | Run 1 Mi
Ages 11-14
Swim 125 Yds | Bike 3 Mi | Run 1.5 Mi

Transition Area: The transition area will be set up in the front parking lot of the Island Recreation Center. Bike racks will be placed in 3 zones – grouped by age divisions. Participants will rack their bike on the bike rack(s) in their zone and set up their transition area next to their bike with their race equipment (helmet, running shoes, …).

Swim: The swim will start at 9am. The age group 4-6 yrs will go first and complete the swim – then, head over to the bike and run. ALL participants 4-6yrs will complete the race course before the next 2 age groups start the swim. Swimmers will use the same lane to swim their respective distance. The swim will be monitored by life guards and there will be skilled volunteers in the water (along the swim lane) assisting the swimmers if needed.

Transition 1: Participants enter the transition area and go straight to their bike. All participants must wear a helmet – NO EXCEPTIONS. Participants must run their bikes out of transition and mount their bike in the safe zone.

Bike: Participants will bike their respective distance. All passing must be on the left side of the overtaken rider.

Transition 2: Participants will dis-mount their bike in the safe zone and run their bike back to their spot in the transition.

Run: Participants will run their respective distance – and, finish at the finish line in front of the Island Rec Center.

More info here.

FREE beginner/intermediate guitar classes in August with Savannah School of Folk Music

July 9th, 2014

Free guitar lessons with Savannah School of Folk Music Savannah School of Folk Music is offering Free Beginner/Intermediate Guitar Classes every Monday in August!

Classes will be held at Ms. Amy’s School of Music in Savannah every Monday from 6:00-6:45.

August 4th and 11th will be for any age child at the beginner level. August 18th’s class is for beginner adults to dust of that guitar and come on over! August 25th’s class is for the guitarist who knows a few chords and would like to expand knowledge while playing with others.

Class members need only bring themselves and a guitar. Size is limited to 10 per class, so it is important to email Amy and Jay at savannahschooloffolkmusic@gmail.com to reserve space, get directions, and ask any questions you may have.

Ms Amy’s School of Music is at 2421 Waters Ave, Savannah, 31404.

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Two Sisters Travel: FROZEN Summer Celebration at Hollywood Studios

July 8th, 2014
Frozen special program at Hollywood Studios Disney

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For anyone that loves the hit movie FROZEN (isn’t that everyone?) there’s exciting news coming from Walt Disney World.

From now until September 1st you can join Anna, Elsa, & all of your favorite FROZEN characters as they celebrate a FROZEN Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Highlights from this must-do event includes:

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration: Relax inside the Premiere Theater, where Anna, Elsa & the royal historians of Arendelle share a heart-warming retelling of their kingdom’s history, while singing along to your favorite Frozen tunes.

Frozen Fireworks Spectacular: Finish the evening with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of Frozen.

Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome: Watch as Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and a flurry of skaters, skiiers, ice cutters and more make their way down Hollywood Boulevard in a special parade.

Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party: Rock out to a medley of the hottest Frozen hits! Every evening starting at 5:30 PM, a dance party with a DJ and live band breaks out over Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage.

Olaf on Summer Vacation: Pick up your very own take-a-long Olaf so he can join you on your summer vacation. Be sure to tag your pictures #OlafSummerVacation and they just might be shared in the day’s grand finale!

Oaken’s Frozen Funland & Trading Post: Inside Soundstage One, Oaken and his cousins have created a Frozen Funland complete with ice skating, snowman building, and more! There will also be special Frozen inspired snacks and beverages! And of course don’t miss the “big summer blowout” with plenty of Frozen merchandise.

For the hard-core Frozen fans, or those who prefer an upgraded experience Disney is offering a premium package that includes a preferred viewing location & refreshments for the Royal Welcome, premium seating for one Sing-Along show, and a fireworks dessert viewing party with specialty themed drinks and snacks. This package is only $59 for adults, $34 for children.

Make your plans now to experience the Frozen Celebration this summer! There’s still plenty of availability!! Get your custom no-obligation vacation quote today. And remember, Tara McCoy’s travel planning services are 100% FREE!!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Saturday Kids’ Art Workshops presented by Scribble Art Studio & Blick Art Materials, Savannah

July 8th, 2014

Savannah Saturday Scribble Art Workshops Blick

Fill your child’s summer Saturdays with art @ Scribble Art Studio & Blick Art Materials Savannah Saturday Workshops @ Dick Blick Savannah, 318 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401. For ages 6 & older.  1-2:30 PM. Cost: $25.

See a complete list of workshops available here.

Last minute or same day sign ups please call 912-713-7376 to ensure workshop availability!

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

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. 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

Splash Fest 2014 @ Savannah Children’s Museum, July 26

July 8th, 2014

Splash Festival at Savannah Children's Museum

You’re invited to Splash Fest 2014 at Savannah Children’s Museum , Saturday, July 26 2014, 9 AM-2 PM.

Join Savannah Children’s Museum for fun water-based programs & activities.

Last year this was Savannah Children’s Museum most highly attended special weekend.  This year they’re going all out again with fun ways to keep cool and beat the heat – art activities, science activities, and, of course, WATER activities.

All activities are included with membership or daily admission.

Featuring:
Water Wonders all day!
10:30 Story Time
11:30 Creative Crafts
12:30 Super Science
1:30 Story Time

Bathing suits may be worn under clothing. You many want to bring a change of clothing and a towel for your child. Since shoes are required, it’s highly recommend that kids don water-safe shoes to protect their feet.

Admission is $7.50 per person ages
1 and older and free for members. Summer Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 2 PM.

Savannah Children’s Museum is at 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401.

Tomato food fight @ Tomato Festival 2014 in Port Royal, near Beaufort, SC

July 8th, 2014

Tomato Festival Beaufort 1st Annual Beaufort Tomato Festival on Cane Island in Port Royal, S.C. near Beaufort.
July 12 10 AM- 7 PM

The 1st annual Tomato Festival – featuring over 10,000 lbs of LOCAL tomatoes – is this Sat. July 12. The day will kick-off with a tomato obstacle run. After crossing the finish line, runners will enter into an all-out tomato food fight. Eye protection required.

Highlights include a hose off station for food-fight participants, kids activities, live music, food and fun.

The event schedule:
8:00 a.m.- Registration/runners sign in
10:00 a.m.- Kids Fun Run- ½ mile
10:30 a.m.- Tomato Bash Obstacle Run 5K-Timed
11:00 a.m.- Tomato Bash Obstacle Run 5K
12:00 p.m.- Tomato Fight
Kids Zone- Will be open from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the Tomato Festival benefit local YMCA’s Annual Scholarship Campaign giving kids a chance by offering discounted programs and memberships to families and children in need.

Order your tickets today by clicking here. 

Two soccer 3-night mini-camps offered in July by Savannah United

July 7th, 2014

mini soccer camps in Savannah SSA Savannah United is excited to offer 2 different mini-camp options at the end of July for your younger children (ages 4 to 9). The soccer club has partnered with some local organizations to offer an exciting 3 night camp at an incredibly low cost.

Each mini-camp will be run by Program Director Matt Pritchard, who has a NSCAA National Coaching License. (and is a SouthernMamas.com favorite soccer coach loved by every kid who has had him as a coach)

For just $15, your child can experience what soccer is like with a professional run club. This is a great chance to see if soccer is something they would love to do, also a fantastic way to see what practice could be like if you signed up with a professional soccer club.

SSA Savannah United wants to invite you to register for the mini-camp in Richmond Hill or the mini-camp in Pooler/Bloomingale. And a huge thanks to Gateway Church for helping Savannah United host a camp in Pooler/Bloomingdale and New Life Church for helping Savannah United host in Richmond Hill.

You can get more information and register online today at www.bit.ly/microsoccer (camps are at the bottom of the page). If you have any questions, please call Savannah United at 912-691-2472.

Mini-camp Dates: 

July 21st – 3 night mini-camp in Richmond Hill begins. Details here.

July 28th – 3 night mini-camp in Bloomingdale begins. Details here.

Pre-Season Training & Fall Season Registration Deadline

July 29th – 3 week pre-season training begins in Bloomingdale, Savannah, and Wilmington Island. Details here.

September 1st – Registration closes for the FALL 2014 season

SSA Savannah United – One Vision. One Community. One Club., 912-691-2472 email: info@savannahunited.comwww.savannahunited.com Savannah United is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Join July summer fun with Kindermusik parent & me classes, Savannah

July 7th, 2014

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It’s not too late to join in for July summer fun with Kindermusik in Savannah!

Enrollment is ongoing and you can join in at anytime. Babies ages 0′s and 1′s meet at 9:30am on Mondays for “Nighty Night”. Toddlers ages 2′s and 3′s meet at 10:20am on Mondays for “Beach Days”. Call 912.988.KEYS (5397) to schedule a free trial class.

Also, join Kindermusik for their July play date: “BUGS, BUGS, BUGS in my backyard!” Play dates are open to ages 0-7. Sibling discounts available. July’s class will meet Monday, July 21 at 11:10am.

To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com and click on the Kindermusik link. Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.”

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

Celebrate Oatland Is. Wildlife Center’s 40th Birthday w/ admission discount, kids’ activities

July 7th, 2014

40th logoAug. 31 2014 is Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s Birthday!

Bring the family to celebrate Oatland’s 40th Birthday, 10 AM-4 PM Aug. 31.

Admission will be 40% off.

There will be animal encounters, animal enrichment talks, birds of prey programs, birthday cake and more!

Call 912-395-1516 or click here for more information.

For more summer programs happening @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, click here. 

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, 31410 tel: (912) 395-1212
http://www.oatlandisland.org

Coach Val’s Tumblegym’s now registering for Fall 2014 kids’ classes, Wilmington Is.

July 6th, 2014

Kids' tumble gyms in Savannah Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is now registering for Fall 2014 classes beginning August 4th. Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive $10 off registration fee.

Classes available:

Wiggle Worms: 30min classes ages walking – 2yrs This “Parent and Me class” is designed to incorporate the earliest aspects of physical fitness, enhance fine and gross motor skills, body awareness, and muscle coordination while promoting physical, mental and social development. Music, basic gymnastics movements, and games create a fun and healthy atmosphere for you and your child.

Grasshoppers: 45 min classes ages 2-3yrs This toddler class is open to children who enjoy having parents close by and are ready to learn to follow instructions from another adult. We ask parent/guardian to assist until their child is ready to participate on their own. This class continues to enhance your child’s fine and gross motor skills, social skills, strength and coordination through the activities and obstacle courses that emphasize eye-hand coordination, climbing, hanging, jumping, running, and rolling in a fun and safe environment.

Bumble Bees : 60 min classes ages 3-4yrs This class continues to enhance and challenge your child’s physical, social and cognitive development. Basic tumbling and gymnastics skills, ball handling skills and preschool concepts are taught. Group activities, teamwork, and fun theme-based curriculum keep your child engaged and excited to participate.

Fire flies: 60 min/week ages 4-6yrs This class is designed for children in Pre-K through Kindergarten. Concepts and themes are designed to introduce and reinforce age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, and ball handling are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork.

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Dragon Flies: 60 min/week ages 6-8yrs This class is designed for children in First and Second grade. Concepts and themes are designed to challenge children using age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, ball handling, and physical fitness skills are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork. .

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

FAMILY INCLUSION CLASS: (For child with special concerns and siblings ages 5-10yrs)

Guardian assists child to ensure safety during class and proper performance of activities. Great way to work skills emphasized in physical and occupational therapy in a group setting while having lots of fun. Doctor permission to participate required.

FREE TRIAL CLASSES available. Unsure your child will participate? Want to see Coach Val in action before you commit to class time? Fill out our free trial form here and try out a class at no cost.

DISCOUNTS

SouthernMamas discount: Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive $10 off registration fee.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003,www.coachvals.com, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE The Magic Man Shows for ages 3 & older

July 6th, 2014

Free summer kids shows Savannah FREE library kids’ performances

Live Oak Public Libraries summer reading program includes oodles of free programs at various branches throughout Summer 2014.

Programs include free Science Experiments; free Legend of King Arthur performances; free The Magic Man shows & Chad Crews Magic shows; free Cartooning & Drawing with “The Library Dragon” illustrator Michael P. White. Details here. 

The Magic Man (a.k.a. Bill Packard) provides a fun and memorable show featuring his award winning magic routines, music, comedy and audience participation. Ages 3 and older.
Bull Street Library, 652- 3600
Monday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.
Carnegie Library, 231-9921
Monday, July 14, 1:30 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Monday, July 14, 4 p.m.
Islands Library, 897-6233
Tuesday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.
Tybee Library, 786-7733
Tuesday, July 15, 2:30 p.m.
Springfield Library, 754-3003
Wednesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, July 16, 1:30 p.m.
West Broad Library, 232-6395
Wednesday, July 16, 4:30 p.m.
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Thursday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Thursday, July 17, 1:30 p.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Thursday, July 17, 4:30 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Friday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.
Midway-Riceboro Library, 884-5742
Friday, July 18, 2:30 p.m.

FREE family stargazing night @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Aug. 30 ), Savannah

July 5th, 2014

Don’t miss the FREE late summer family stargazing event @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) in Savannah: Gazing in the Garden!

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association invite you to a night of stargazing in the Garden Saturday Aug. 30 8-10 PM. Telescopes will be set up for observation, but you are welcome to bring your own. Free & open to the public.

Before the star-gazing, you’re also invited to a free showing of a classic science-fiction film “The Day of the Triffids” starting at 7:30 in the Annex educational building. Be prepared for less-than-ideal acting and effects in the movie, but know telescope views of the rising moon and stars await you on the Great Lawn.

Once the sun sets, join the group on the Great Lawn to gaze upward with the help of telescopes set up by the Association.  Feel free to bring food, lawn chairs. Alcoholic beverages, pets and tobacco products are prohibited

Free and open to the public. This is a great family event! More details here.

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

(Note: “Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” are hosted on the second Friday of each month by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail oaadir@kwbell.net.)

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah to offer new science programs for homeschool families

July 5th, 2014

homeschool nature programs Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Savannah Attention homeschool families in the Greater Savannah area

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) is happy to announce the addition of four new educational programs to their popular Roots & Shoots Environmental Education curriculum.

These wonderful new programs include lessons on the water cycle, pollinators, nature poetry and Odonatas (dragonflies!). Please click here for more information

These educational programs are based on Georgia state standards for science grades K-6. Some programs start in September and all programs fill up quickly.

Registration begins next week on Monday, July 7th. C ost is $5 to $8 per child per program. More information here. 

Savannah pediatricians: Dr. Kasey Berman’s pediatric office – Be Pediatrics – is now open & accepting new patients

July 3rd, 2014

Savannah pediatriciansDr. Kasey Berman’s new Savannah pediatric office, Be Pediatrics, is open and Dr. Berman is accepting new patients!

Dr. Berman is a local Savannahian who has been practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine in Savannah for the last 10 years. She is excited to bring a fresh perspective to child medical care to the Savannah community with advanced medical technology to keep her families connected to their pediatrician.

Dr. Berman believes in proactive and integrative medicine, evaluating all facets of a child’s life that may affect their health. At Be Pediatrics, we don’t just treat your child’s symptoms, we aim to eliminate the underlying cause.

Dr. Berman is a cum laude with honors graduate of the University of Georgia and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her pediatric residency at Memorial Health, where she spent several years as an academic attending teaching residents and medical students before entering a career in private practice medicine. Dr. Berman enjoys spending her down time with her husband and two children, relaxing outdoors in our beautiful city and volunteering for various local charitable organizations.

Stay connected to Be Pediatrics by liking the practice on Facebook here or follow on Twitter @drkaseyberman

Be Pediatrics, 400 Mall Blvd, Suite 410B Savannah, 31406, 912.472.0314, email drberman@bepediatrics.com  www.bepediatrics.com  Be Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Fourth of July 2014 Events in Savannah & Hilton Head Is. (4th of July Fireworks in Savannah)

July 1st, 2014

SAVANNAH/TYBEE ISLAND AREA

JULY 3: July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks: Tybee Is.’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. The show starts around dark (around 9:15 p.m.). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. Details here. 

JUlY 3 Savannah Sand Gnats: Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks @ Historic Grayson Stadium 1401 E Victory Drive tel: 912-351-9150. Come celebrate the Third of July at Historic Grayson Stadium with a spectacular fireworks dislay! The Sand Gnats take on Charleston @ 7:05 PM.

JULY 4: Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah: Celebrate with special Century of Sentries programs July 4-6 where kids can experience the lives of the soldiers stationed @ Old Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812 & the Civil War. On July 4, you & your family can enjoy special programming & demonstrations at a Revolutionary Battlefield; Savannah History Museum & Ga. State Railroad Museum. Details here. 

JULY 4: Savannah’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza on River Street hosted by the Riverfront Association . Music, food, live shows, contests, and more. Bring a blanket and some snacks, fireworks beginning around 9:15 p.m. Details here.

JULY 4 FREE Kids Games: Water games and yard games to celebrate July 4th @ 1 PM. Details here.

JULY 4: Independence Day Friends & Family Stroller Strong Moms Class, Forsyth Park to Ellis Square, Savannah. Details here.

JULY: Leopold’s I Pledge for Ice Cream Project throughout July 2014.
From 4-7 PM on Mondays during July , children 12 and younger who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory will be rewarded with a free child’s scoop of ice cream at Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401. Details here. 

HILTON HEAD IS./BLUFFTON AREA

July 4: July 4th Firecracker 5K & Health Walk + Firecracker Children’s Fun Run, Hilton Head Is. Details here. 

July 4: Red, White & Blue Kids’ Bike Parade in Harbour Town, Sea Pines, Hilton Head Is.
8:30 AM to register, parade starts at 9:30 AM July 4
Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog, or kids for a fun parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30am to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade lineup begins promptly at 9:30am, and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies available to the first 100 registered families. Following the parade, join us for carnival games, activities and more. Please call The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department for additional information at 843.842.1979. Details here. 

July 4: “Pop Goes the Sandbox” family fun event @ The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
10 AM- 5 PM Fri July 4
Fun games and activities including Bounce House, decorate (and eat!) cookies, fun arts & crafts,
Details here. 
18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. For more info, call 843.842.7645 www.thesandbox.org

July 4: Gregg Russell Concerts, Harbour Town, Hilton Head Is.
8-9:30am
Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a classic at The Sea Pines Resort. You’ll find him under the famed Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, entertaining adults and children, alike, and his concerts are not to be missed. FREE. More info here.

Three different fireworks displays on Hilton Head Island on Friday July 4:

Harbour Town Harbour Town will celebrate the fourth with a variety of festivities.  Children’s activities, live music, food and beverage will be available as well as the fireworks display.  The fireworks will begin about 9:15 (dusk) from a barge in Calibogue Sound.  There is a $5.00 gate fee to enter the resort (unless you are a resident or guest staying on the resort) and a free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort.  No coolers, please.  For additional information about the Harbour Town event, contact the Sea Pines Resort by phone (843-785-3333) or visit their website, www.seapines.com.

Shelter Cove Harbour Shelter Cove Harbour offers a HarbourFest celebration featuring special patriotic selections performed by Shannon Tanner at 6:30 and 8:00 pm.  The fireworks display will begin right after dusk. Because this is a popular event, parking is limited at Shelter Cove. There will be two additional parking lots nearby where traffic will be directed. A shuttle will then run from back and forth from the parking lots to Shelter Cove all evening. Fireworks begin at dusk, weather permitting. For more information about the Shelter Cove Harbour event, call toll-free 800-827-3006 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.

Skull Creek Starting at 9:30 pm, the fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway/Skull Creek.  Join Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Chart House or the Skull Creek Boathouse for live, outside entertainment beginning at 6:00 pm.  Of course, food and beverage will be available at all three locations.  No coolers, please.

Please remember that town ordinances prohibit the launch or discharge of fireworks within town limits and specifically from the beach.

FOR MORE FREE SUMMER KIDS’ ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE. 

 

Independence Day Friends & Family Stroller Strong Moms Class, Savannah

July 1st, 2014

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah Independence Day Friends and Family Stoller Strong Moms in Savannah Class

Come SLAM (Sweat Like a Mother) with Stoller Strong Moms in Savannah 9:30 AM this Friday, July 4th for a friends and family Independence Day class that will start at Forsyth Park and end at Ellis Square.

This special holiday class will be taught by all of the Stroller Strong Moms instructors. Bring your friends and family at no extra cost and a picnic lunch. Don’t forget swim suits for the splash pad!

Pre-enroll for your first free class by clicking here.

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com ,www.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Once Upon A Child Savannah looking to buy Fall & Winter items, toys, furniture

July 1st, 2014

Once Upon A Child Savannah Once Upon A Child Savannah has moved.

Their new address is: 1100 Eisenhower Drive Savannah GA 31406. (intersection of Waters Ave & Eisenhower Drive – next to Eisenhower Cinema)

Stop in today for fabulous savings and enormous selection like never before!

The store also has a new website layout, perfect for those of you interested in selling your children’s gently used items to Once Upon A Child.

Once Upon A Child Savannah is currently looking to buy Fall & Winter items, school uniforms, shoes, jackets, etc. as well as equipment, toys and furniture items.

The web site has a short and very informative video with tips for selling items to Once Upon A Child. Click here. 

Clearance Blowout

Stop in today to find great summer deals on select Spring & Summer clothing and shoes 50% OFF. Additional savings on toys, equipment and furniture.

Onsies
Buy 10 Onsies, Save $5!
All day, everyday Once Upon A Child offers 10 for $10 Onsies. Buy 10 $1.50 onises and they’ll take $5 off
Their everyday “ONSIE DEAL” just got better: All ONSIES ($1.50) are now 50% OFF!

Dollar Days

July 12th begins their “Dollar Days Event” – $1 Sale

Once Upon A Child Savannah, 1100 Eisenhower Drive Eisenhower Square, Savannah, 31406 tel: 912-351-0555
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More than 200 live butterflies at the Savannah Mall, JULY 4- JULY 27

June 30th, 2014

ButterFliesLive interactive butterfly display at Savannah Mall July 4-27 2014.

During July, you and your kids can watch the magic of butterflies come alive before your eyes at the center court of the Savannah Mall

The ‘Butterflies’ exhibit features over 200 live butterflies from a variety of species tucked away inside a beautiful conservatory. Open noon-8 PM Mon.-Sat. and noon-5 PM Sun.

You can enter into the conservatory and enjoy a hands-on experience with the butterflies. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will explain the life cycle of a butterfly to attendees and everyone will be able to interact with the butterflies one-on-one.

Savannah Mall will host the butterfly event July 4-27 2014.

The goal of Butterflies is to educate in a fun and safe environment. Butterflies’ strives to educate and engage youths as well as adults.

In addition to the experience of seeing, touching and interacting with an array of butterflies, you can take home one’s very own caterpillars.

Guided tours

There are also guided tours taking place every 10-30 minutes depending on traffic. One of the staff will take the group inside the conservatory and explain the stages of life between the caterpillar and butterfly. Once the guided tour is over, participants will be able to explore the conservatory on their own; interacting with up to 200 butterflies.

Cost

Admission: $3 per person and a child 8 and younger is free with the adult purchase. In addition to the conservatory, there is also a free craft activity where participants are welcome to create their very own flapping wing butterfly.

Field trips

If you’re a teacher or group who loves butterflies, there are field trip opportunities for students and other groups to experience the program in depth. With just $4 each student, or group member, gets to enjoy a 3 section field trip. The field trip is one hour and thirty minutes long with each section being a half hour. The first section consists of the wonderful experience inside the house interacting with the butterflies. The second section is a craft where everyone can learn about the parts of the butterfly, then get to make one’s own to take home. The last section is a presentation where we teach you all about the butterflies’ life cycle, parts, and some interesting fun facts. At the end of the presentation there is also an entertaining Jeopardy type game where students are engaged to answer questions about the presentation. For more information including how to make reservations, click here. 

Butterflies Gift & Educational Shop

“Butterflies!” is a one-stop-shop for everything butterfly-related. There is a retail section which encompasses a wide variety of items, from butterfly suckers to bug houses, clothing and everything in-between. In addition, everyone is welcome to Adopt-a-butterfly. For $9, you can take home the entire experience as you watch your very own caterpillars grow and hatch into beautiful butterflies.

More information on the live, interactive butterfly display here. 

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31419, (912) 927-7467, www.savannahmall.com Savannah Mall is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Children’s face painting artists in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Hilton Head Is. for birthdays, festivals

June 30th, 2014

Face painting glitter tattoos for children's birthdays Savannah Richmond Hill Our SouthernMamas.com readers often ask for face paint or glitter tattoo artists for childrens’ birthdays and festivals.

If you are looking for kid-pleasing entertainment for your next birthday party, kid-friendly event or gathering be sure to check out Eye Candy Art Studios in Richmond Hill. They are a group of local artists that travel to local events – Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Bluffton, Pooler & beyond – to show off their creative face painting and body art talents and entertain your guests

face painting, glitter tattoos in Savannah, Richmond Hill Some of their party/festival services include but are not limited to:
Face painting
Airbrush tattoos
Glitter tattoos (popular with the kids)

Serving the Greater Savannah area as well as the Lowcountry – Hilton Head Is., Bluffton & surrounding areas.

For more information, please click here  or email GAfacepainter@gmail.com.

Stay connected to Eye Candy Art by liking their Facebook page here. 

Eye Candy Art Studios, (330) 980-6462, email be GAfacepainter@gmail.com, On Facebook here.  Eye Candy Art Studios is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Celebrate Fourth of July with Coastal Heritage Society kids’ events, Savannah

June 30th, 2014

Fourth of July kids activities in Savannah Celebrate our nation’s independence with Coastal Heritage Society kids’ events in Savannah.

Before your barbecue and fireworks, you and your family can enjoy exciting programming and demonstrations downtown at Tricentennial Park and all weekend long at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah.

Tricentennial Park

Aside from regular daily programming, you’ll be able to participate in a Revolutionary Battlefield Tour with a Revolutionary soldier. Tours begin in the lobby at Savannah History Museum. Guests go through the History Museum learning the background of the Battle of Savannah and then head out to Battlefield Memorial Park where you’ll get a hands-on experience of what the Revolutionary battle was like. Guests will also get to watch a musket demonstration. Learn more about Tricentennial Park by clicking here.

Savannah History Museum is at 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Savannah, 31401

Tricentennial Park visitors at Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah will also get a special treat. On the 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm steam train ride tours there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence. This important text, ratified by Congress on July 4, 1776 – 238 years ago, still has the power to excite the imagination and tells the story of the birth of our nation.

See the various Tricentennial Park sites by clicking here.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is at 655 Louisville Road Savannah 31401

Old Fort Jackson

Celebrate July 4th at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah July 4-6 with the special Century of Sentries program. Step into the shoes of the soldiers that were stationed at Georgia’s oldest brick fort during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Civil War. Experience what life was like for those soldiers: try on period uniforms, participate in an artillery crew, and watch cannon and musket demonstrations. Throughout the day of July 4th there will be a variety of children’s activities, and guests can watch the blacksmith at work. Learn more about the Century of Sentries program by clicking here. 

Learn more about Old Fort Jackson by clicking here. 

Old Fort Jackson is at 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Savannah,  31404

Puppet People Show & Pastries @ Savannah Coffee Roasters, July 3

June 30th, 2014

78a5b453-7bb2-484e-8e8a-26d7132b7a87Puppets & Pastries

Bring the kids to see a Puppet People puppet show at the Savannah Coffee Roasters in downtown Savannah. It is located at 215 W. Liberty St. We will entertain the kids while the adults enjoy some coffee and a pastry.

July 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Purchase your tickets early since space will be limited.

Tickets are $7 per guest and all children under 2 are free.

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW by clicking here. 

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Last chance to do summer Kindermusik class with your child, Savannah

June 30th, 2014

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Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 KEYS PIANO announces brand new July themes, starting next week, July 7th!

Babies ages 0′s and 1′s will begin “Nighty Night” on Mondays at 9:30am, while toddlers ages 2′s and 3′s will begin “Beach Days!” on Mondays at 10:20am.

This is your last chance to get into a summer Kindermusik class with your child, as Kindermusik will take August off from regular weekly classes and only holding their monthly play date! Weekly classes will begin again in September. Join in for some summer fun in the sun (and under the moon) for “Nighty Night” and “Beach Days”!

To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com or call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

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

Fourth of July Fireworks @ Savannah’s River Street

June 29th, 2014

The Savannah Waterfront Association will host their annual Fourth of July festival all weekend long beginning on Friday, July 4 and continuing through Sunday, July 6.

Wear your best red, white, and blue, and get ready to commemorate Independence Day down on historic River Street

Rousakis Plaza will be filled with regional arts & crafts exhibitors, local entertainment, and fun for the entire family! Live music will also be featured on the Arbor Stage throughout this festive weekend!

Grab your chair and get there early to watch the sky light up for the Fireworks Extravaganza on Friday, July 4th at 9 PM. Those viewing the fireworks away from the Arbor Stage can also tune into Y100-WXYY-FM for more patriotic tunes during the fireworks display.

FREE & open to the public.

Festival Hours are Friday, July 4 from 4-10pm, Saturday, July 5 from 10am-10pm, and Sunday, July 6 from 10am-5pm.

The festivities will continue on Saturday featuring another live performance for guests to dance to from the Radio Birds at 8pm. Festival Hours are 4-10pm on Friday, 10am-10pm on Saturday, and 10am-5pm on Sunday. Regional artisans will be set up along the plaza displaying a variety of handmade works for festival goers to browse through.

Free ice cream for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on July 1 & Monday afternoons during July, Savannah

June 27th, 2014

Free ice cream for saying The Pledge at Leopold's Savannah July is almost here and at Leopold’s Ice Cream in downtown Savannah that means two things – National Ice Cream Month and the start of the I Pledge for Ice Cream Project!

As a way to say “Thanks for Your Patriotism,” on July 1st from 4-7PM, Leopold’s Ice Cream will give any child (age 12 and younger, accompanied by an adult) who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory a free child’s scoop of their choice in a cup, cake or sugar cone!

Patriotic participants should come to Leopold’s @ 212 East Broughton Street on July 1st from 4-7PM for the I Pledge for Ice Cream kick-off event.

After the kick-off, Leopold’s Ice Cream will hold additional I Pledge for Ice Cream events each Monday in July from 4-7pm. The dates are as follows: July 7, 14, 21 & 28.

Find other participating stores at www.IPledgeForIceCream.com

FREE King Arthur performances for kids, July 7-11

June 26th, 2014

Free summer kids shows Savannah FREE library kids’ performances

Live Oak Public Libraries summer reading program includes oodles of free programs at various branches throughout Summer 2014.

Programs include free Science Experiments; free Legend of King Arthur performances; free The Magic Man shows & Chad Crews Magic shows; free Cartooning & Drawing with “The Library Dragon” illustrator Michael P. White. Details here. 

FREE Legend of King Arthur performances

Hampstead Theater presents this legendary story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in this legendary story of the sword and the stone! In our quest, Merlin and Arthur battle their adversaries, Morgana Le Fay and her son, Mordred, for the rights to the sword (Excalibur) and Camelot. The legend comes to life in this historic tale of medieval adventure! Ages 5 and older.
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Monday, July 7, 11 a.m.
Springfield Library, 754-3003
Monday, July 7, 3:00 p.m.
Tybee Library, 231-9921
Tuesday, July 8, 2 p.m.
Bull Street Library, 652- 3600
Tuesday, July 8, 4:30 p.m.
Islands Library, 897-6233
Wednesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.
Port City, 232-6395
Wednesday, July 9, 12:30 p.m.
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Wednesday, July 9, 3:30 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Thursday, July 10, 11 a.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Thursday, July 10, 2 p.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Thursday, July 10, 4:30 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Friday, July 11, 10:30 a.m.
Midway-Riceboro Library, 884-5742
Friday, July 11, 3 p.m.

Discounts at Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter in Savannah

June 25th, 2014

Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter SavannahJumping Jacks indoor playcenter in Savannah is offering our SouthernMamas.com readers discounts worth jumping about!

BACK TO SCHOOL BIRTHDAY PARTY SPECIAL: When you book the $199.00 Birthday Party Package, mention you saw it on Southern Mamas and get a FREE $5 game card for each child in your party! 
* 25% off one game of laser tag or one Jump Zone when you mention you read about Jumping Jacks on SouthernMamas.com
(Each of these may not be combined with any other special or promotion)

Whether it’s a birthday party or a day of fun, Jumping Jacks is an atmosphere where families can have a blast!

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned, Christian-based fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

Open 7 days a week.

Birthdays @ Jumping Jacks

BACK TO SCHOOL BIRTHDAY PARTY SPECIAL: When you book our  $199.00 Birthday Party Package mention you saw it on SouthernMamas.com and get a FREE $5.00 game card for each child in your party.

PARTY PACKAGE (1)

* $289.00 for up to ten kids
* Hour and half in a party suite with your own dedicated party host!
* 2 Slices of pizza for each child with unlimited drinks!
* Birthday child gets birthday balloon and sticker!
* Goody bag for each child includes $5 dollar game card and 300 tickets! (100 dollar value)
* Includes paper plates, cups, tablecloth, and utensils
* Jumping Jacks does all the clean up
* Additional kids are $15.00 each.
* Personal party host/hostess
* Bounce Zone or 3 games of laser tag
* 2nd activity at half price
* Discounted lg pizza for adults
* Discounted pitcher of soda for adults
* Additional children $15 each
* Active Military receive $20 discount

PARTY PACKAGE (2)
* $199.00 for up to 10 kids
* Hour and half in party suite with your own dedicated party host !
* Jump zone bracelets for each child
* 2 slice of pizza per child and unlimited drinks!
* Birthday child gets birthday sticker!
* Includes paper plates, cups, tablecloths and utensils.
* Jumping Jacks does all the clean up!
* Additional kids are $10.00 each.

PARTY PACKAGE (3)
BUILD YOUR OWN PARTY
* $99 for up to 10 kids
* Hour and half in party suite with your own dedicated party host!
* Includes paper plates, cups, tablecloths and utensils.
* Jumping Jacks does all the clean up!
* Additional kids are $3 each.

Jumping Jacks, 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.