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Giveaway: a family four-pack of tickets to Dunham Farms’ Festival of Lights and Music

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

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dunham-farms-logoUpdate: Winner is Tiffany Hoffman! This week, win a family pack of tickets to Dunham Farms’ Festival of Lights and Music at Dunham Farms, Midway, Ga.

The festive family event includes holiday food, music and events like carriage tours, a model railroad display, a jazzy choral concert and a visit from Santa, square dancing, crafts and music reflecting early plantation Christmas. Lights, music and fun.

Festival dates and times
3:30-9:30 PM Sat. Dec 4, 2010 and Sat. Dec. 11, 2010
912.880.4500. For more info, click here.

To enter to win, check out the activities listed on Nov. 15 online e-letter below. Tell us one event you’d like to do this week. Answer by commenting below this post or one our SouthernMamas Facebook.

The family four pack of tickets are good for either Dec. 4 or 11. The package includes 2 adult and 2 child general admission tickets valued at $32. The tickets will be available to the winner as a Will Call package at the gate.

Deadline to enter is Sun. Nov. 21. We’ll announce the winner here.

New Savannah preschool now open serving infants to age 4

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

new-covenant-preschoolLocated at 2201 Bull St., near the heart of downtown Savannah, The New Covenant Preschool provides:
• Warm and inviting child-friendly atmosphere
• Enthusiastic, experienced, and engaged teachers
• Developmentally appropriate learning activities
• Enrichment classes in foreign language, music, and movement
• Daily Drop- In Care (subject to availability)

Special Offers:
Receive 50% off Registration (Good thru Nov. 30)
Enjoy 1 Free Trial Day

For more information, call (912) 232-7012, or visit the New Convenant Preschool Website at www.newcovenantpreschool.com
Call today to schedule a tour!

Photos and visits with Santa at Just For Baby & More

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

just-for-baby-more-ferst-donorBe sure to schedule an appointment to see Santa at Just for Baby & More  and support a great cause by doing so.

Santa will be at Just for Baby & More , 7701 Waters Ave., for two Saturdays in December: 10 AM-4 PM Saturday Dec. 4th and 11. He’ll be at the children’s store for pictures and to learn everything on your little ones’ wish lists. All proceeds benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.

Avoid the long lines at the mall and take advantage of our convenient parking and complimentary gift wrapping.

Cost:$20 and you will leave Just for Baby & More with two 5×7 prints with Santa, and a special treat for your little one.

just-for-baby-santa-photosPlease come welcome Santa and support this wonderful cause. Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy.

$20 Fee Includes
-Visit with Santa
-Donation
-Two 5×7 Prints
by a professional photographer
-Treat for your child

For an additional $10, file of 1 image can be purchased (This will be emailed to you.). Then you can use in a family card or print copies for loved ones.

This year Just for Baby & More is scheduling appointments to ensure that it is quick and easy for you! Please call 912-355-4455 or email Casey@justforbaby.net. Just for Baby & More is a SouthernMamas sponsor.

“Waiting for Superman” public school documentary only playing in Savannah for a week

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

waiting-for-superman“Waiting for ‘Superman,” the celebrated pro-charter school documentary about the state of U.S. public education, is playing in Savannah, but not for long.

The film is opened at the Carmike Wynnsong 11, 1150 Shawnee St. last weekend and is only playing this week.

This Thurs. Nov. 11 is the last night that the controversial documentary will be at the theater. Call 912-920-3994 for showtimes.

We’re sorry to hear that this eye-opening movie about an incredibly important issue is only going to be playing in Savannah for less than a week.

Help pediatric cancer patients this holiday season with Elves from Catie

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

elves-from-catieCatie Wilkins was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a brain tumor, on her first birthday, Sep. 26, 2003. She endured 11 surgeries, 36 months of chemotherapy, and 30 radiation treatments. The little girl fought hard.

Catie was 4 years old when she died Jan. 19, 2007.

That first Christmas without her – and all the Christmases since – are particularly painful at the Wilkins home in Guyton. Which is what prompted the Wilkins to start the “Elves from Catie” program. Today, almost four years since Catie’s death, elves are given to pediatric cancer patients in hospitals nationwide and over $10,000 has been raised to cure childhood cancer.

You, too, can help by sponsoring an “Elf from Catie.” For $20, an Elf and a book “A Gift from Catie” will be sent to a hospitalized pediatric cancer patient and $5 will be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer.

For more information, go to www.elvesfromcatie.com.

Catie’s mom, Jenny Wilkins, is looking for local groups to take on “Elves from Catie” as a volunteer project. Contact Jenny at jencarrollwilkins@gmail.com.

Giveaway: family four pack of Disney on Ice Princess Classics tickets

Monday, November 8th, 2010

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UPDATE: Winner is Camille Brundage!

Win a family four pack of tickets to the Disney on Ice Princess Classics show at 7:30 PM Thurs. Nov. 18 at the Savannah Civic Center. To enter to win, share your plans for the holidays.  Visit the SouthernMamas Ultimate Holiday Guide by clicking here and tell us which activity you plan to take part in by commenting below this post or on the SouthernMamas Facebook fan page by clicking here. Deadline to enter is Sun. Nov. 14. We’ll announce the winner here.

Don’t want to wait for the contest? Order discounted tickets online by using the promo password  “mammas” for $4 off (only for Internet ticket sales) To order tickets, click here. Select which show you want to attend. Then under “Select Tickets By”, select the listing that reads “Southern Mamas” and use the password “mammas.”

find_us_on_facebook_badgeDisney on Ice presents Princess Classics: an amazing journey to the magical lands of Disney classic fairy tales. Travel to a kingdom under the sea, an enchanted French castle, an Arabian palace, and more!

With special guest Tinker Bell, enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses: Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan, and Snow White.

See their dreams come true as this royal skating extravaganza brings magic to Savannah!

Thursday, November 18 @ 10 am
Thursday, November 18 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, November 19 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday , November 20 @ 11:30 am
Saturday, November 20 @ 3:30 pm
Saturday, November 20 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 21 @ 2:30 pm

*********Children 2 and Up Must have a Ticket*********

TICKET PRICES: $12 – $40
To order tickets, click here. Select which show you want to attend. Then under “Select Tickets By”, select the listing that reads “Southern Mamas” and use the password “mammas.”

UPDATE: Winner is Camille Brundage!

Children holiday/Christmas activities guide in Savannah, Bluffton

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

ultimate-holiday-guideIt’s here! SouthernMamas Holidays 2010 Fun Guide: Children’s Christmas Activities in Savannah, Bluffton and beyond.

We’ve got it all: Christmas parades, holiday caroling, the Santa Train. Find out when one of Savannah’s downtown squares will be filled with snow and when Skatefest 2010 starts at Savannah Civic Center. Click here and visit our guide frequently this holiday season for updates.

For your convenience, the link to the holiday guide will posted in the column to the right throughout the holiday season. Enjoy! Please share the link with all the local parents you know.

Food Drive at Just for Baby & More to help Savannah community

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

just-for-baby-more-ferst-donor Just for Baby and More  is joining Second Harvest Food Bank in an effort to collect non-perishable food goods to benefit Savannah people in need.

The Savannah food drive will be Nov. 6-20.

During that time, bring in canned or non-perishable foods to Just for Baby and More  at 7701 Waters Ave. and receive a discount on your next purchase of gifts, clothing, and bedding equal to the weight of your donation (up to 15% off)!

Don’t worry, Just for Baby & More has the scale. When you come by to drop the food off, store staff will weigh it and give you your discount coupon.

This year (appearing in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition being filmed in Savannah) Second Harvest is attempting to collect 150 tons, or 300,000 pounds, of canned goods for low-income families.

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia was established in 1981 as a locally inspired, volunteer-driven non profit food bank. This community-building organization serves twenty-one counties in southeastern Georgia with the mission of feeding hungry people and strengthening communities.

Just for Baby and More  is a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com.

Petite Feet – Savannah’s shoe boutique for children – carries Georgia boots for kids

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

georgia-boot-petite-feetPetite Feet now has Georgia boots in stock for kids.

Petite Feet’s knowledgeable personal service ensures that each child is fitted correctly. The boutique has hard-to-find sizes. And you don’ t have to fight for parking spot. Petite Feet at 5521 Abercorn next to Fresh Market and across from Publix is in a super convenient location with easy in-and-out parking. The kid-friendly store even has puzzles, TV, children’s book and toys keep the tots busy while you shop.

petite-feet-button-ad1But best of all are the popular brands Petite Feet carries – all the ones you’ve been searching for, but have a tough time finding in our area: UGG boots for toddlers and kids; Lilly Kelly, Keen, Merrell, Michael Kors, Morgan & Milo, Naturino, Ralph Lauren, Robeez, Roxy, Sanita, See Kai Run, Simple, Sketchers, Sperry Top-Sider, Teva and many more.

Visit their website at www.petitefeetsavannah.com for more brands and information.

Petite Feet is a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com.

Midweek giveaway: family four pack of tickets to Disney Ice Princess Classics in Savannah

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

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UPDATE: ERIN HOWELL IS THE WINNER. Congratulations, Erin!

Here’s a surprise midweek giveaway to celebrate the start of November (And to make sure y’all are reading all the interesting posts this week on SouthernMamas.)

Win a family four pack of tickets to the Disney on Ice Princess Classics show at 7:30 PM Thurs. Nov. 18 at the Savannah Civic Center. To enter to win, answer the four questions below. You’ll find the answers in the various posts below this one on the main SouthernMamas page. Email your answers to anne@southernmamas.com. We’ll pick a name and announce it here Sunday.

1. Tell us the name of the Bilingual Speech Pathologist teaching children and toddler Spanish classes in Savannah.

2. Tell us the the full name of the music therapy business now offering sessions in Savannah.

3. Tell us one reason why you’re kids will never forget the Pirate Haus in St. Augustine, Fla.

4. Tell us how much of a discount Memories for Keepsake, Photography by Nicole is offering SouthernMamas.

Email your answers to anne@southernmamas.com. Please don’t comment below and give everyone the answers. Deadline to enter is Sun. Nov. 7.

Don’t want to wait for the contest? Order your discounts online and use the promo  code “mammas” for $4 off (only for Internet ticket sales) To order tickets, click here. Select which show you want to attend. Then under “Select Tickets By”, select the listing that reads “Southern Mamas” and use the password “mammas.”

Disney on Ice presents Princess Classics: an amazing journey to the magical lands of Disney classic fairy tales. Travel to a kingdom under the sea, an enchanted French castle, an Arabian palace, and more!

With special guest Tinker Bell, enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses: Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan, and Snow White.

See their dreams come true as this royal skating extravaganza brings magic to Savannah!

Thursday, November 18 @ 10 am
Thursday, November 18 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, November 19 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday , November 20 @ 11:30 am
Saturday, November 20 @ 3:30 pm
Saturday, November 20 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 21 @ 2:30 pm

*********Children 2 and Up Must have a Ticket*********

TICKET PRICES: $12 – $40
To order tickets, click here. Select which show you want to attend. Then under “Select Tickets By”, select the listing that reads “Southern Mamas” and use the password “mammas.”

The Lowcountry’s Island Child boutique has fall/winter line of Fore! Axel and Hudson

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

fore-fall-2010Island Child – an upscale Lowcountry children’s boutique  – now has the Fall/Winter line of Fore! Axel and Hudson , a stylish, sharp, golf-inspired collection for boys consisting of shirts, shorts, pants, caps and accessories.

Think country club meets California cool. Sizes range from infant through size 8.

Fore Axel & Hudson is an eco-friendly brand. Most pieces are made from ultra-soft and sustainable bamboo/spandex. The line is available now at Island Child on Hilton Head Is. and via their online store.

 Island Child is in the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Is. You can also order clothes on Island Child  Web site . Or call 1.888.705.5437 or 843.686.5437. Island Child is a sponsor of SouthernMamas.com

redbpower electricians, serving Savannah and surrounding areas, offer $25 discount

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

redbpowerredbpower – a South Georgia business that offers electrical, sound and video solutions for people and for businesses in Savannah and surrounding areas – is offering SouthernMamas readers a sweet deal: $25 off a service call. Just mention you read about redbpower on SouthernMamas to receive your discount.

redbpower electricians are great at many household task on your to-do list: hanging light fixtures, childproofing outlets (children DO get shocked in traditional outlets), installing ceiling fans, hanging outdoor Christmas lights, outdoor landscape lighting, surveillance. The list goes on.

redbpower electricians are certified in low and high voltage and have an electrical license to work in Georgia and South Carolina.  They are passionate about their jobs and our community! In fact, redbpower won Best Electricians of the Boro 2010. Congratulations redbpower! They’re also a sponsor of SouthernMamas.

redbpower, 117 College Blvd, Statesboro, GA, 30458, 912.871.REDB (7332) On Facebook here.  

Make Melodies Music Therapy now in the Savannah-area

Monday, November 1st, 2010

music-therapy-making-melodiesMaking Melodies Music Therapy is now in Savannah and surrounding areas.

Making Melodies offers quality individual music therapy sessions, as well as adaptive piano and guitar lessons, for children ages newborn to 18 years.

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music Therapy can address the following developmental domains:

  • communication skills
  • academics
  • motor skills
  • emotional/behavioral development skills
  • social skills
  • adaptive skills

Making Melodies also offers adaptive guitar and piano lessons, which are tailored to meet the needs of specialized population including children with:

  • developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities
  • learning disabilities

These lessons use a therapeutic approach in teaching the skills needed to play the piano and guitar, while increasing self discipline, increasing all motor domains, and improving self esteem through accomplishment.

Sessions are offered in your home, making it extremely convenient and comfortable for you and your child! For more information on how your child can benefit from music therapy, visit www.makingmelodiesmt.com For more info, contact Caitlin Whitaker, MT-BC, via email at makingmelodiesmt@gmail.com or call (912) 293-1161