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Register your child for Tybee Island 6th Annual Spelling Bee, Oct. 2

September 12th, 2014

2014 Tybee Island Spelling Bee Tybee Maritime Academy Students in 4th-8th grade are invited to participate in Tybee Island’s 6th Annual Spelling Bee, 6:30 PM Thursday, October 2, 2014 @ Tybee YMCA gym. (Teams arrive by 5:45 pm)

All money raised will be donated to the Tybee Island Maritime Academy to be used toward technology for students.

Organizers are seeking teams to participate (students in 4th – 8th grade from any schools or home-schooled) as well as sponsors to help underwrite the event, and of course, people to come cheer on the teams.

Contact Rory Coyle via email at rorydennette@gmail.com or Brenda Marion via email at brenda.b.marion@gmail.com

Admission is $5 per adult, $2 per student.

There will also be a split-the-pot raffle available. Tickets will be sold prior to the bee and the night of. Raffle tickets at $5 each or 5 for $20.

Teams are given rules and asked to familiarize themselves with them. The teams have 4 people on them. There are 3 adults and one student (grades 4-8). If a team needs a student, the school has them waiting in the wings. The teams can huddle after they are given the word, then only one person comes to the microphone at a time. Each person on the team spells in turn.

Teams can raise money for their team to earn a “spell-a-gain.” The team who raises the most money wins one “spell-a-gain”, which entitles that team to a new word if they misspelled the word given.

A second “spell-a-gain” will be awarded to a team. For every $100 each team raises the team’s name will be placed in the hat. So if they raise $200, it will be placed in twice, $300 three times, etc. One lucky team will be drawn from the hat and awarded a “spell-a-gain”.

All money earned by the teams should be cash or checks made payable to Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

Words used will be taken from the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee here.

Teams dress up, and act crazy. It’s a family event and lots of fun for all.

Contact Rory Coyle via email at rorydennette@gmail.com or Brenda Marion via email at brenda.b.marion@gmail.com

Tybee Spelling Bee, Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:30 pm (Teams arrive by 5:45 pm), Tybee YMCA gym

Portfolio prep art classes with Savannah’s Best Visual Artist Jose Ray

September 12th, 2014

Portfolio prep for students Savannah with artist Jose Ray

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler is thrilled to have Jose Ray – voted Savannah’s “Best Visual Artist 2014″ by the readers of Connect 2013 & 2014 – teaching @ Scribble.

In his portfolio prep classes, students will practice an array of drawing techniques and develop an understanding of the elements required to create successful works.

Scribble’s Fall art classes for students started the week of Sept. 8 @ Scribble Art Studio in Pooler & Savannah, but students are welcome to join in any time after the start.

For the full schedule of classes & to register, click here or call 912.713.7376.

FOR MORE INFO, CLICK HERE.

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OPEN STUDIO ON FRIDAYS FOR ALL AGES

Sept. 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
OPEN STUDIO (All ages) @ Scribble Art Studio’s Savannah location, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, 31401

With Lauren Stenger |10 AM-Noon|
Looking for something fun to do? Stop by Scribble for Open Studio!
No registration necessary, perfect for all ages.
Share some art time with your little one! ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler offers private & group art classes for kids, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble has art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or emailinfo@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Jewel Conservatory Theatre in Rincon offers FREE Carnegie Hall & Savannah Music Festival’s Musical Explorers program for ages 5-7

September 11th, 2014

Musical Explorers Program at Jewel Conservatory TheatreThe Carnegie Hall & Savannah Musical Festival program – Musical Explorers  – is coming to The Jewel Conservatory Theatre in Rincon.

Musical Explorers is an excellent program for 5-7 year olds that lasts from October to May. In the class, students will discover different types of local music, learn silly songs & discover instruments like piano & the recorder.

Participation in the program includes tickets to both the winter & spring Savannah Music Festival Concerts. Both concerts are experiential, meaning students will get to meet & sing along with singers that they will be learning about through the class!

As the first pilot effort affiliated with the program founded by the esteemed Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Savannah Music Festival has developed a new multimedia curriculum & course of study that includes December & May concert field trips for participating students.

Originally designed as a music education program that provides historical, cultural & geographical knowledge about the various communities of New York’s five boroughs, Musical Explorers has been adapted by Savannah Music Festival to apply similar lessons & learning practices to the Georgia coast & South Carolina Lowcountry.

The Jewel Conservatory Theatre in Rincon is so excited to be able to offer this exciting program to your kids. Classes will be 45 minutes long & will be at the theatre on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

Classes will run October 21st, 2014-May 12th, 2015, meeting on Tuesdays at 5 PM. Classes are free.

**There are some Tuesdays that the class will not meet due to holidays: November 25th,  December 23rd and 30th, January 13th**

In December, all participants will travel to downtown Savannah to see the McIntosh County Shouters, Jimmy Wolling Band & Kim Polote perform at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

In Spring of 2015, participating kids will see performances by Rebecca Flaherty, Huxsie Scott & Eric Culberson at Armstrong State University’s Fine Arts Auditorium.

To register your child, call 912-257-0671 or email jewelconservatorytheatre@gmail.com

The Jewel Conservatory Theatre, 6014 HWY 21 Suite E Rincon, Ga 31326, On Facebook here. (912) 257-0671 email jewelconservatorytheatre@gmail.com, www.jewelconservatory.com  The Jewel Conservatory Theatre is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free kids’ nature programs including Thursdays Toddler Time & Campfire/Smores @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

September 11th, 2014

free kids nature activities Savannah Skidaway Island State Park Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays including free  Toddler Time for kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers at 10 AM Thursdays. Bring your child to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme.

Other free nature kids’ programs happening in September 2014 include skull identification programs, nature crafts,  bird hikes, toads & turtles & campfire/smores.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park each month, click here.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FREE Fishing Event for ages 5-12, Tybee Is., Sept. 27

September 11th, 2014

Free fishing event Tybee Savannah free kids eventsGood afternoon,

Bring your kids to the FREE Gage Ochsner Kids Fishing & Coastal Water Safety event, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 at the Tybee Pier & Pavilion on Tybee Island.

The day of FREE fun for kids ages 5 to 12 is being held in conjunction with Georgia’s free fishing day & is sponsored by Safe Kids Savannah, the Chatham County Aquatic Center, & the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to promote fishing as a family activity & water safety.

Pre-registration is required.

Forms can be picked up at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah or downloaded from www.aquatic.chathamcounty.org.

All participants will receive a rod and reel, bait, and tackle box.

FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FREE Kindermusik playdate Oct. 24 @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre

September 11th, 2014

Kindermusik mommy and me music classes for toddlers infants SavannahKINDERMUSIK Playdates @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre, Rincon

Want to a new, fun way to meet other parents of pre-schoolers? Want your child to learn about music in an exciting new way? Come to the FREE monthly KINDERMUSIK Playdates @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre. It is the perfect introduction to music and theatre for your 1-4 year old.

JCT Friday Playdate Oct. 24 2014 @ 10 AM

The Jewel Conservatory Theatre, 6014 HWY 21 Suite E Rincon, Ga 31326, (912) 257-0671 email jewelconservatorytheatre@gmail.com,  www.jewelconservatory.com  The Jewel Conservatory Theatre is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Get first pick of kids’ winter coats, jackets, winter gear @ Once Upon A Child, Sept. 19-20, Savannah

September 11th, 2014

Halloween costumes Savannah Once Upon A Child

 

We know kids’ winter coats aren’t exactly on your mind during this warm September days. But they will need winter coats sooner than we’d like to believe.

Be prepared & save money.

Once Upon A Child Savannah will host their Coat Kick Off Event on Fri & Sat. Sept. 19 & 20.

Customers can get first pick from their huge selection of coats, jackets, hoodies & winter gear.

Remember: Once Upon A Child is currently accepting coats, jackets boots so bring in those outgrown kids items today & get cash on the spot.

Once Upon A Child is at 1100 Eisenhower Drive Savannah GA 31406. (intersection of Waters Ave & Eisenhower Drive – next to Eisenhower Cinema)

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

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!

Once Upon A Child Savannah, 1100 Eisenhower Drive Eisenhower Square, Savannah, 31406 tel: 912-351-0555, http://www.onceuponachildsavannah.com/  Once Upon A Child Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Hope Affiliates offers therapy for children & adults including therapeutic art classes, music therapy, yoga for kids

September 10th, 2014

Therapeutic Art, Music Therapy Classes, Yoga for Anxiety  at Savannah Hope Affiliates

We’re thrilled to tell you about a new, much needed health service in Savannah: Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates in partnership with Hope Counseling Center in Savannah provides services & support to children & adults through an integrative approach to wellness. Offerings range from parent training in educational advocacy, counseling, Grief Recovery Method groups or one-on-one sessions, play therapy, music therapy, therapeutic art classes, yoga for anxiety reduction & nutrition consultations.

Their staff is fully licensed and/or certified in their prospective fields & strive to offer hope instilling, uniquely tailored treatment plans and/or life paths that allows each child, family, adult, and/or couple to develop & obtain their goals in a supportive environment.

Learn more about Savannah Hope Affiliates’ therapeutic classes, educational consulting, grief recovery & their team here. 

Learn more about Hope Counseling Center counseling services & their team here. 

Therapeutic Art Classes

Among the services & classes offered by Savannah Hope Affiliates is a therapeutic art class for children of all ages on Fridays after-school Oct. 3-Dec. 5, 3:45-4:45 PM.

Therapeutic art improves well-being and confidence in children. Classes are based on the premise that self-expression can be used to address emotional problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness. Children naturally communicate through art and play. Therapeutic art classes can give them a non-verbal way to face challenges.

Savannah Hope Affiliates is partnering with a SouthernMamas.com favorite kids’ spot – Scribble Art Studio – to offer a unique class, giving your child an opportunity to express themselves in a nurturing environment.

Class will run for eight weeks Oct. 3 to Dec. 5. No classes on Halloween October 31st or Thanksgiving break November 28th. Cost $275. Class size is limited to 6 children.

To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 or amcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Music Therapy

Music Therapy Classes will be held for ten weeks Wednesdays October 1 – December 3 from 3:45-4:30 (ages 6-9) and4:30-5:15 (ages 10-13). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 26. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 8 children. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Yoga for kids

Yoga Classes will be held for ten weeks Thursday October 2-December 4 from 4:45-5:45 ( ages 7-10) and (11-14). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 27th. Cost $125. Class size is limited to 5. Age groups will alternate every other week for a total of five classes each. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Grief Recovery for adults

Grief Recovery Group for Adults will be held for 10 weeks Tuesdays, September 30-December 9 from 7-9:00pm or Thursdays October 2-December 13 from 10-12:00. No classes during Thanksgiving break November 25 or 27. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 6 adults per class. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Savannah Hope Affiliates, 37 West Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201 Savannah, 31406, email amcglynn.sha@gmail.com, tel.912.201.3025, savhope.com

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers 2, 3 or 5 half or full days for Toddlers, Twos & Preschool 3′s and 4′s.

September 9th, 2014

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning School

Still striving to find the ideal preschool for this current school year or a FREE, quality state-funded pre-K program in Savannah for next year?

If so, you’ll be thrilled to learn about Maggie’s Morning School, a NAEYC accredited private, non-profit pre-school in Savannah. This popular, beloved well-established Savannah school offers hands-on learning & a child-centered approach that encourages exploration & independence through a well prepared environment.

Maggie’s currently has a limited number of openings in their toddler/young 2’s class (18 months by Sept 1 – young 2’s)  & in their preschool (3s & 4s) for the current 2014-15 school year. 

Come for a visit

Maggie’s Morning School has been serving Savannah for 33 years.The school has 2, 3, & 5 half day & full day programs for children 18 months (by Sept. 1) through age four, & the Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning Pre-Kindergarten program.

Maggie’s provides an exceptional & unique learning environment in order to facilitate social, emotional, physical & intellectual development in each child.

Please come visit the school. Maggie’s welcome giving tours any morning. Visit the school at 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405 & see why Maggie’s Morning School is  “The Creative Alternative!”

Mission

Maggie’s Morning School provides a developmentally appropriate, quality learning experience for a diverse student body in a safe, creative, & nurturing environment. The focus is on the social, emotional, physical & intellectual growth of each and every child through hands on activities & support by working together with families, well-trained teachers, & community resources.

Maggie’s offers NACCRA fee assistance for military families

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here.  Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065. Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Register today: Savannah Ballet School of Dance still has some class openings

September 9th, 2014

 

Savannah Ballet School of Dance Savannah Ballet School of Dance on Whitemarsh Island offers a range of classes in ballet, tap, jazz,  & creative movement for students from 2.5 years old to adult. Classes run through May 2015. Space is still available in some classes for the remainder of the school year

View Savannah Ballet School of Dance studio schedules here.

To register, click here.

Save the date for The Nutcracker in Savannah 2014

Recognized as the premiere dance company in Southeast Georgia, Savannah Ballet Theatre (the official company of Savannah Ballet School of Dance) is best known locally for its annual production of the perennial holiday favorite, The Nutcracker in Savannah. Using WWII-era Savannah as the backdrop, it is an event that has become a tradition for the community and one that honors the history and unique character of the region.

Friday, December 5th, 10 am & 12:30 pm(school matinees); Saturday, December 6th, 2pm & 8 pm

Lucas Theatre for the Performing Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah 31401.

Savannah Ballet School of Dance, Savannah Ballet Theatre

For tickets call 912.525.5050 or visit www.savannahboxoffice.com

Savannah Ballet Theatre/Savannah Ballet School of Dance, 115 Charlotte Dr Savannah, (912) 897-2102www.savannahballettheatre.org/ On Facebook here. Savannah Ballet Theatre is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.