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Savannah Buddy Walk & Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society provide strength, support

September 27th, 2015

Josie Ambrose with her big sister Addison Ambrose of Rincon.

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk & Family Festival is this Saturday Oct. 3 in Forsyth Park, Savannah.

Online registration available until Sept. 30. Register here. 

In my Savannah Morning News column here,  read about how the Buddy Walk & Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society helped the Ambrose family of Rincon and their 17-month old daughter, Josie (pictured above) who has Down syndrome.

Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome to take part in the Buddy Walk.

The walk begins at 10AM with a Family Fun Festival being held immediately thereafter. A wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, other games, as well as music and refreshments will last until 2pm.

The 10th annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS).



Family-friendly Savannah biking event: Midnight Garden Ride, Oct. 10

September 27th, 2015

Midnight Garden Ride Savannah Bicycle Campaign Register online for the Midnight Garden Ride, a family-friendly bicycling event on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Ellis Square, Downtown Savannah
Presented by Chatham Orthopaedic Associates and the Good and Evil Party.

After a casually-paced, police-escorted ride through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods, the riders return to Ellis Square for live music and fun.

Proceeds benefit the non-profit Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

Registration information here.

Event Schedule for Oct. 10
5-6:30 p.m. Onsite registration and check-in for preregistered riders.
5-6 p.m. Costume Contest Registration
6:15 p.m. Costume Contest Judging
7 p.m. Ride departs from Ellis Square
8 p.m. Ride returns to Ellis Square for Good and Evil Party



Shark Tooth Hunt with Shark Tooth Fairy, Tybee Is., Oct. 18

September 27th, 2015

Shark Tooth Hunt with Shark Tooth Fairy, Tybee Is., Oct. 18Beaufort’s beloved Shark Tooth Fairy Mike Harris is teaming up with Tybee promoters to bring the first Tybee Island Kids’ Shark Tooth & Fossil Hunt to Tybee Is.’s North Beach, 10AM Sun. Oct. 18 2015.

Tickets: $20 and accompanying adults are free. This event will be benefit Tybee Island Marine Science Center.

Kids will be able to find prehistoric Mako, Bull, Sand, Great White, Snaggletooth, and coveted Megalodon sharks teeth. The “Shark Tooth Fairy” Mike Harris is donating many large Megalodon teeth and will be in attendance to help identify the sharks’ teeth found.

There will be two designated zones to search: one for kids ages 2-6, and one for kids ages 7-12. Accompanying adults are encouraged to enter the designated zone for the 2-6 year olds but not the designated zone for the 7-12 year olds. Parents can watch from outside the designated zone. If you are registering multiple kids from 2-6 and 7-12, your designated zone will be with the 7-12 year olds.

Cost: $20 per child
Ages: 2-12 (no exceptions, please))

Tickets go on sale Wed. Sept. 9 at 8AM. Details here. 
1000 tickets available.

Adults are prohibited from assisting kids with hunting teeth.

20,000 teeth will be planted between the two designated zones. Parents are strongly encouraged to only allow your kid to take 20 sharks teeth from the beach. They can keep searching and if they find a larger tooth, they should throw their smallest back.

For more info, email Brian@StaffordPromotions.com.

No rain checks or refunds.

More info about tickets here. 



Savannah photographers: Halloween & Holiday portraits by Photography by Julie Anne in Richmond Hill

September 25th, 2015

Savannah photographers baby Holidays are just around the corner! Photography by Julie Anne in Richmond Hill will have Halloween mini sessions at her studio on Oct. 11 2015. Cost for 15 minute mini session is $35 and you receive 8 images.

Family and children mini sessions will be held at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill on October 25. Cost is $75 and you receive 15 images for a 20 minute session. These are great for Christmas cards so get a head start.

Call Julie at (912) 655-9497 or email at julie@photographybyjulieanne.com for more information or to book.

Book your newborn session in October or November and get a free 11×14 canvas. Just mention this ad.

Please ‘like” Julie Anne’s Facebook page here to stay connected and informed of more great deals.

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

Pooler Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 17-31 @ Risen Savior

September 24th, 2015

Pooler Pumpkin Patch 2015

Risen Savior’s Pumpkin Patch 2015 in Pooler is designed to be a quality and safe fall activity for your family to enjoy.

Free admission with some extra activities at a fee.  Pumpkin prices vary with sizes.  

Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch go to the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico (this is where the pumpkins come from…employing 700 Native Americans; this has a positive and lasting impact on a region with 42% unemployment); Risen Savior Christian Academy’s new school playground; and Risen Savior’s youth conference travel expenses.

Come join in on the fun. The Pooler Pumpkin Patch has things to do for all ages. Visit the patch during the weekday to:

  • Choose your pumpkin
  • Make a craft
  • Play games
  • Color a picture
  • Take awesome pictures at the Patch

October 17-31 2015
Monday-Friday: 11AM-7PM

Saturday-Sunday: Noon-7PM

October 24-25 2015, Noon-5PM will be a festival weekend join us for some additional activities:

  • Vendors
  • Bounce Houses
  • Carnival Games
  • Face Painting
  • Food

Order a “Let Your Light Shine” Pumpkin Patch t-shirt ($2.50 is donated to Risen Savior for each t-shirt) here.

Watch the Pumpkin Patch video here.

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Flumist available at Pediatric Associates of Savannah

September 24th, 2015

Pediatricians Savannah Pooler This is the year you’re going to get your kids their flu shots early, right?

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has flumist – the nasal flu vaccine for patients 2 & older at their locations in Savannah, the Islands & Pooler.

If you have an upcoming appointment, Pediatric Associates can can do your vaccine then, but if you have already been in for your checkup recently, please call Pediatric Associates of Savannah office to get your child’s flu shot. (Pediatric Associates of Savannah is waiting for infant flu shots to arrive)

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

Martial arts deal @ Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts, Savannah

September 24th, 2015

Byrd's martial arts karate Savannah Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts on the Islands in Savannah has a great deal: 6 weeks for only $69.

Offer valid for all kid & adult programs. $69 special includes 2 family members. Three or members would be a total of $138.

What an inexpensive way to give it a try. Register here.  

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts

Byrd’s Korean Martial Arts, 4717 East Highway 80 Suite A next to Publix, Whitemarsh Is. Savannah, (912) 898-0406 www.savannahafterschool.com, On Facebook here.

FREE visits with life-size Rexie the T-Rex Puppet @ Savannah Mall, Oct. 3

September 24th, 2015

T-Rex visits Savannah Mall Oct.. 3Get Up Close and Personal with a Life-Size Dinosaur at Savannah Mall.

Meet Rexie the T-Rex at Center Court on Saturday, October 3.

This anatomically perfect puppet stands over 8’ tall and 12’ long, providing kids and their families the opportunity to learn about this “king” of the dinosaurs that roamed what is now the U.S. and Canada during the Cretaceous Period, about 65 million years ago and to take some photos.

Rexie the T-Rex’s show times are 11AM, 1PM and 3PM. There is no cost to participate.

The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children.

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

Portrait sessions at an affordable rate with a Savannah photographer

September 24th, 2015

Montessori Preschool Wilmington Island Savannah portrait fundraiser

Take advantage of the amazing autumn light and have family/children portraits made by a Savannah professional photographer while supporting a good cause.

Schedule your photo session for Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative Portrait Fundraiser on Oct. 10 or Oct. 18. This event supports the new Wilmington Island preschool &, in return, you receive amazing portraits by a Savannah professional photographer. Learn more here. 

For more info email: info@explorersmontessori.org and visit the school’s website: http://explorersmontessori.org/

See photos of Explorers Montessori preschool, teacher on Facebook here.

Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative does not discriminate based on religion, race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, disability, family, marital or financial status, height or weight.

Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative EMC2, explorersmontessori.org, 51 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah, 31410, email info@explorersmontessori.org Explorers Montessori Coastal Co-Op is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

National Plan A Cruise Month: Score the Deals with Two Sisters Travel

September 24th, 2015

Cruise deals with Two Sisters Travel Savannah October is National Plan A Cruise month and our travel pals at Two Sisters Travel will have the latest scoop on all of the special offers & incentives.

Deals haven’t been announced just yet, so sign up for the Two Sisters Travel priority email list here & you’ll be among the very first to know! 

If you’ve been watching a spring break sailing or maybe considering a Disney Cruise… get on the priority list for the latest cruise offers. 

And remember it’s always the same price to book your vacation with Two Sisters Travel, as booking it online.

Tara McCoy, 843-284-3241

Tara McCoy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Rain or shine: Fall Frolic @ St. Peter the Apostle School, Wilmington Is. Oct. 3, Savannah

September 23rd, 2015

Fall Frolic festival Saint Peter the Apostle Wilmington Island Savannah

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

All are welcome to attend this fun COMMUNITY event.

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

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 11AM to 1:30PM

There will be activities for the entire family. Inflatables, games, raffles, face painting, exhibits, cornhole tournament and more. Children will be able to try their luck at the Cake Walk for $1.

Food is being prepared by amazing cooks with the Knights of Columbus.

Learn more about Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School here.

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



Bring your pets: The Blessing of the Animals, Pooler, Oct. 3

September 23rd, 2015

Blessing of the animals Savannah Pooler 2015 St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, The Blessing of the Animals 2015

The Feast of St. Francis
Saturday, Oct 3 2015 @ St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Noon-3PM, 1285 Pine Barren Road, Pooler

In partnership with The Humane Society for Greater Savannah

St. Francis of Assisi proclaimed God’s love for all creation, and even preached to the animals around him. In that spirit, we celebrate the joy that comes from our relationship with God’s creatures,

Bring your pets to St. Patrick’s Church any time between Noon and 3PM on Saturday October 3 to receive a blessing. Organizers ask that pets be restrained by leash or in cages, as even normally calm animals can react unexpectedly to unfamiliar surroundings.

If you can, please help support other pets by bringing some of the items the Humane Society has requested to help the animals in their care.

Humane Society Wish List

• Slip leashes
• Durable/washable toys- no tennis balls please
• Dry adult food (Purina brand)
• Dry puppy food (Purina brand)
• Blankets – used are fine if clean
• Dog electric shavers (clippers)
• Rubber KONGS – This gives our pets an enriching activity in their kennel, vital to their happiness.

Cleaning Supplies
• Paper towels
• Laundry detergent (HE liquid)

• Cat litter (Purina brand)
• PLUSH COMFY BEDS. Sizes needed: No bigger than half a pillow please.
• Durable/washable toys- no tennis balls
• Dry adult food (Purina brand)
• Dry kitten food (Purina brand)
• Towels – clean, used are fine
• Toys (mice, catnip, feather toys)

Small Animals (rabbits, hamsters, gerbils…)
• Bedding
• Habitat accessories
• Nuts & dried fruit (treats)
• Rodent yogurt chips
• Salt wheels

Program Items
• Peanut Butter
• Canned chicken broth (we freeze inside KONGS for kennel activities)

Medical Supplies
• Rimadyl (any size)
• Puppy pads
• Advantage Plus
• Gauze, Vet Wrap

Gift cards for Home Depot, Staples, Wal-Mart, Kroger or PetSmart.

For questions on any of items listed on the wish list, please call (912) 354-9515 x 106.

Barnett Educational Supplies: your science fair/project headquarters

September 23rd, 2015

Science Fair Project headquarters Savannah Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah is the headquarters for materials your student needs for science projects & fairs.

Find products by Trend for presentation boards, borders, ready letters, bulletin board sets, learning charts & more.

Shop local. Shop Barnett. Barnett is celebrating 70 years of serving the Coastal Empire.

Store Hours:
M-F 9am – 7pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 1-5pm (Closed Sundays in the months of April, May and June)

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

2015-2016 Career Readiness Program for Savannah homeschoolers

September 23rd, 2015

Savannah homeschool career readiness program ILN The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) invites all Savannah homeschool students in grades 9-12 to take part in an extensive Career Readiness Program.

The program – which runs Oct. 7 2015 – May 25 2016 – includes career assessment; portfolio development; character building; financial literacy; professional development; internship placement; job/college placement.

$1,950.00 per/student
Grade Levels 9-12
Flexible payment options available.
Consult your tax professional about deductions for educational expenses.
For additional information and to register, please call (912) 355-7557 or go to www.iln-ga.org

More about ILN

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) in Savannah is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the academic excellence of home-based and other non-conventional learners.

ILN offers individualized educational plans for homeschoolers – academic levels 3-12, elective classes, tutoring, monthly field trips and summer programs.

The ILN resource center is at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite #101. Hours are by appointment.

Independent Learning Network, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, 912-355-7557, www.iln-ga.org On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FOHTY: Pickup meal for 4 for only $21 for Fri. Oct. 2, Savannah

September 23rd, 2015


FOHTY SCAD pick-up meal Savannah


Let FOHTY (From Our House To Yours) in Savannah simplify your Friday this week.


Enjoy fresh food that is flavorful and cooked to perfection from Bon Appetit Cafe in Savannah with dinner for four for the low price of only $21.

Order by emailing heather.carbone@cafebonappetit.com by 2PM Thurs. Oct. 1  Remember to include your name and the number of dinners you would like to order in your email. Please put FOHTY in the subject line & let them know that you were referred by SouthernMamas.com.

This fresh, pick-up meal service is open to the public.

Meal pickup

Meals will be available for payment and pick up on Friday between 3-6pm at JO’s Cafe, 201 W. Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401.

All orders are complete meals that serve 4 and cost $21 or 5 meal swipes. Each meal is prepared and properly cooled in our kitchen and will be provided with proper reheating instructions.

Methods of payment include: credit card, cash, dining dollars or SCAD cash.

Tell a friend. After five referrals, you will receive a FREE meal.

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.

Giveaway: Family four-pack of tickets to Poppell Farms pumpkin patch & corn maze (daytrip from Savannah)

September 22nd, 2015

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch 2013 near Savannah

UPDATE: Winner is Joanna Gearing!


This week Poppell family farms – the 10-acre corn maze & activity-packed farm & pumpkin patch in Odum about six miles from Jesup – is giving away a family four pack of tickets to a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader.

Poppell Family Farms grand opening for the 2015 Fall season is Saturday Oct. 3.

To enter to win FOUR tickets to Poppell Farms, go to Poppell Farms on Facebook & comment there about your favorite thing to do at Poppell Farms. For those who haven’t visited the farm yet, comment about your favorite thing to do during fall ( Need hints? Check out our FALL FUN GUIDE 2015 by clicking here).


Please say SouthernMamas.com sent you.

We will pick winner by 11 PM this Sun. Sept. 27 & announce it here & on the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page. So please check back to find out if you entered to win.

Corn Maze Design for Fall 2015

Cole Swindell Poppell Farms Corn Maze 2014 depicts Poppell Farm’s Fall 2015 10-acre corn maze design depicts country music singer/song writer and south Georgia native Cole Swindell.


Poppell Farms is open on Sundays, too, for those whose Saturdays are packed with kids’ sporting events.

Sat. Oct. 3-Sun. Nov. 1, 2015
10 AM-5 PM Saturdays
Noon-5 PM Sundays

Tickets. For ticket prices, click here. 

For Poppell Farms Special Events during Fall 2015, click here. 

Poppell Farms, email popfarms1@windstream.net , (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser