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Spooktacular at the Jacksonville Zoo, Halloween Kids’ Events

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Get into the Halloween spirit at Spooktacular at the Jacksonville Zoo
October 20-23, 2011 & October 27-31, 2011
Come to Jacksonville Zoo for the spooktacular Halloween celebration – safe for children. Pirates cove, Pumpkin Patch, Enchanted Forest and much more. 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Zoo closes at 10 pm.
For kids of all ages
• Pumpkin Patch
• The Fairgrounds with bounce houses and a giant inflatable slide
• Dia de los Muertos celebration in Range of the Jaguar
• The Enchanted Forest
• Wonderland Trail
• Pirates Cove
• DJ’s spinning kid-friendly Halloween music
• Special Spooktacular food menus in each of the Zoo’s two restaurants
• Hundreds of jack o’lanterns
• Select animal exhibits
• Candy stations throughout the Zoo
• Back by popular demand: Scare Zones! The Tomb, Ghostly Garden and The Forest of No Return (not recommended for children under 10)
Follow the Jacksonville Zoo on Facebook here to find out how to win free tickets to Spooktacular
Members – $8, Non-Members – $10

More info here.

Spooktacular at the Jacksonville Zoo, Halloween kids’ events

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Get into the Halloween spirit at Spooktacular at the Jacksonville Zoo
October 20-23, 2011 & October 27-31, 2011
Come to Jacksonville Zoo for the spooktacular Halloween celebration – safe for children. Pirates cove, Pumpkin Patch, Enchanted Forest and much more. 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Zoo closes at 10 pm.
For kids of all ages
• Pumpkin Patch
• The Fairgrounds with bounce houses and a giant inflatable slide
• Dia de los Muertos celebration in Range of the Jaguar
• The Enchanted Forest
• Wonderland Trail
• Pirates Cove
• DJ’s spinning kid-friendly Halloween music
• Special Spooktacular food menus in each of the Zoo’s two restaurants
• Hundreds of jack o’lanterns
• Select animal exhibits
• Candy stations throughout the Zoo
• Back by popular demand: Scare Zones! The Tomb, Ghostly Garden and The Forest of No Return (not recommended for children under 10)
Follow the Jacksonville Zoo on Facebook here to find out how to win free tickets to Spooktacular
Members – $8, Non-Members – $10

More info here.

Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program at Simply Children’s Dentistry, Savannah

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Kids can get cash, prevent cavities & support our troops at Simply Children’s Dentistry’s Candy Buy-Back Program in Savannah.

In an effort to promote healthy teeth and raise a cavity-free generation, Dr. Kamiti Harden at Simply Children’s Dentistry holds this Halloween candy buy-back program each year.

Staff will weigh the candy & pay your child $1 per pound of candy. In addition, each child will receive a new toothbrush. All the candy will be mailed overseas to the troops.

The candy buy-back will be 9 AM-2 PM Sat. Nov. 12 (giving kids plenty of time to enjoy some of their candy without going overboard) at Simply Children’s Dentistry, 613 Stephenson Ave Suite 201, Savannah GA 31405. For more info, call: (912) 353-9993. Open to all kids up to age 16.

Simply Children’s Dentistry, 613 Stephenson Ave Suite 201, Savannah 31405; www.simplychildrens.com , email: businessassistant@simplychildrens.com , (912) 353-9993. Simply Children’s Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Tybee Island will have Halloween 2011 on Saturday Oct 29

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Tybee Island’s Lewis Avenue – a popular Halloween destination known as Trick-or-Treat Street – will have Halloween on Sat. Oct. 29 2011 because the traditional date of Oct. 31 falls on a Monday this year.

Residents of Lewis Avenue asked the Tybee City Council for the change and it was granted. The street attracts more than 2,000 people every October.

Residents decorate their yards with Halloween decor and the city buys at least $1,000 worth of candy to make sure homeowners don’t run out.

Available now at Brighter Day Natural Foods in Savannah: Hyland’s Teething Tablets symptomatic relief for teething

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Parents of teething babies rejoice!

Hyland’s Teething Tablets are now available again at Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah. This homeopathic combination of natural substances has been a mainstay for kids going through teething pain, irritability, slight fevers, etc.

Think peaceful nights & pain-free days.

The small 1 grain tablets melt instantly on the tongue, are gentle on even the youngest baby’s system, quick and effective on cutting pain. No side effects, just restful nights and pain-free days. Mothers have trusted Hyland’s for over 85 years to relieve teething pain naturally. Check out Hyland’s Website which includes FAQ & instructions on using the tablets. Be sure to ask your doctor before giving the tablets to your child.

The reason Brighter Day hasn’t has the popular teething tablets is because Hyland’s has been out of stock for
over six months.

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St. Savannah, 31401,. 912.236.4703, email: brighterdayfoods@comcast.net , www.brighterdayfoods.com , Open 7 days a week. Brighter Day is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

UGG children’s boots now available at Petite Feet, Savannah

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Petite Feet – Savannah’s children’s shoe and accessories boutique – now has UGG  boots in stock for toddlers & kids. Just arrived!

Petite Feet, 5521 Abercorn Street, Savannah, 31405, www.petitefeetsavannah.com, Petite Feet is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

FREE Clothing & Toy Swap, Savannah

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

The public is invited to a clothing & toy swap @ Habersham YMCA Child Care Center, 4-6 PM Sat. Oct. 1. No money exchanged. If you want to participate, request a ticket for the swap on Saturday. Come early & have the best selection. Everything is FREE for the taking.

Bring your outgrown & out of season clothing & toys to the YMCA Sept. 27-30 in the Child Care Office. Please make sure all clothes are clean & folded.

Habersham Branch YMCA
(912) 354-6223

Free introductory JumpBunch class, Richmond Hill

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Jumpbunch is an International Sports and Fitness program serving children and families throughout the US and India! JumpBunch of Greater Savannah is currently offering classes in Savannah and Richmond Hill at Children’s Village, PALS, Early Learning, Maggies Morning School, Richmond Hill Montessori, Southern Montessori and many more locations.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS FRIDAY SEPT. 30 AT 9:30 am

JumpBunch is offering a 10 week session beginning on Oct. 3 – Nov. 28
The class offered will be Monday morning at 9:30 am located at New Life Church at 16252 Hwy 144 E in Richmond Hill, GA.

Cost: for the 9 weeks is only $65 (JumpBunch offers a military discount of 10$ off)

Each week, JumpBunch offers a cardio workout, muscle resistance training and we introduce a new sport activity in a fun, hands-on, non-competitive environment. At this stage JumpBunch is building confidence and coordination.

Some of the fun sports JumpBunch offers are: Lacrosse, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Bowling, Kickball, Cheerleading and parachute games and best of all equipment for each class will be available for each child. No equipment to buy!

JumpBunch offers a Mommy and Me class, Toddler and Preschool curriculum.

http://jumpbunch.com/Enroll Online Now! Check JumpBunch out on Facebook: Jumpbunch of Greater Savannah. “Like” the page to stay connected about upcoming classes.

If you have any additional questions, please call Coach Jenny at 912-445-0312. JumpBunch is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Jumpbunch youth fitness program offers 10-week session & free introductory class, Richmond Hill

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Jumpbunch is an International Sports and Fitness program serving children and families throughout the US and India! JumpBunch of Greater Savannah is currently offering classes in Savannah and Richmond Hill at Children’s Village, PALS, Early Learning, Maggies Morning School, Richmond Hill Montessori, Southern Montessori and many more locations.

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS FRIDAY SEPT. 30 AT 9:30 am

JumpBunch is offering a 10 week session beginning on Oct. 3 – Nov. 28
The class offered will be Monday morning at 9:30 am located at New Life Church at 16252 Hwy 144 E in Richmond Hill, GA.

Cost: for the 9 weeks is only $65 (JumpBunch offers a military discount of 10$ off)

Each week, JumpBunch offers a cardio workout, muscle resistance training and introduces a new sport activity in a fun, hands-on, non-competitive environment. At this stage JumpBunch is building confidence and coordination.

Some of the fun sports JumpBunch offers are: Lacrosse, Hockey, Football, Soccer, Bowling, Kickball, Cheerleading and parachute games and best of all equipment for each class will be available for each child. No equipment to buy!

JumpBunch offers a Mommy and Me class, Toddler and Preschool curriculum.

http://jumpbunch.com/Enroll Online Now! Check JumpBunch out on Facebook: Jumpbunch of Greater Savannah. “Like” the page to stay connected about upcoming classes.

If you have any additional questions, please call Coach Jenny at 912-445-0312. JumpBunch is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Register for fall classes at Coastal Performing Arts Academy

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Coastal Performing Arts Academy Fall classes begin this month. Register now! Coastal Performing Arts Academy offers:
ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, musical theatre, hip hop, ballroom & adult classes

• You can register every Monday thru August from 4-7 PM in Springfield.
• Pooler registration is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM. Check out the new classes and get ready to dance!!
• Check the website at www.coastalperformingartsacademy.com  for the fall schedule!!
• Free ballet shoes with completed registration when you mention you read about Coastal Performing Arts Academy on SouthernMamas.com.

Coastal Performing Arts Academy opened seven years ago by owner and director Dawn Oswald. The studio has seen much growth over the last seven years and is now represented in three studios: Pooler Studio, Springfield Studio and their new Little Starz Dance Academy & Birthday Center located next to our Pooler Studio.

CPAA specialilzes in pre-school dance curriculum and competition/performance companies.

Your rising star will explore the world of creativitiy through movement, music, dance, imaginative play, and emotional expression, as well as develop a sense of self-respect, discipline, leadership and poise. These attributes provide a solid foundation for your child’s future endeavors.

Coastal Performing Arts Academy, www.coastalperformingartsacademy.com  Connect with Coastal Performing Arts on Facebook here. Call 912.656.1744. Coastal Performing Arts Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Grand Opening of Poppell Family Farm (Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Forest, Corn Maze)

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Poppell family farm
10-acre labyrinth & Haunted Forest.
Located in Odum about six miles from Jesup.
Open Sat. Oct. 1- Sun. Oct. 30 2011
Also features hayrides, a cow train, corn box, petting farm, steer roping, Spyder Slyder, crop hopper, catfish pond and more
For corn maze hours and admission costs, click here. The farm is @ 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum.
Discounts are offered for groups, and field trips. For info or to make reservations, call 912.586.2215 or click here.

2011 Farm Activities Include:

Hayride & Pumpkin Patch – Climb on board one of our hay wagons and take a ride in the country down to the pumpkin patch where everyone gets to pick that “just right” pumpkin to take home with them. This is also the perfect location for beautiful fall photographs.

Duck Races – Come propel your “rubber ducky” down the shoot and into the water trough by pumping an old fashion hand water pump while racing your friends!!

Cow Train – Hop on board, fasten your seatbelt, and get ready to ride one of our 10 cows powered by a lawnmower! You may choose Moo-Linda, Bessie, Sweet Pea, Big Bertha or one of the others but they are all guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Steer Roping – Say you always wanted to be a cowboy? Well here’s your chance, and you don’t even have to worry about falling off of your horse!

Petting Farm – Visit with Bunny the Pony, Elvis & Pearl the Donkeys, Claude the Llama, Vanilla & Chocolate the Sheep, Cheese & Quackers the Ducks, AbraHAM & LINKon the Pigs, Henny Penny, Miss Prissie, and a host of their other barnyard friends. Come watch Bill, Oreo & Cornelius as they cross over the “Golden Goat Bridge”.

Famous Catfish Pond – Watch the catfish have their breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Some are estimated to weigh at least 10 lbs. or more. Some days they may eat 15 – 20 times, we currently have them on a diet, we are trying to avoid having WHALES by the end of October.

Farmer Brown’s Playground – Come and jump on the GIANT Crop Hopper (a really big jumping air pillow), dig in the Sand Pile, Fly down the Spyder Slyder, and have lots of good ole farmin fun!!!

10 –Acre Cornfield Maze – “We Love March Of Dimes” we have a tiny tot entrance that can be walked in appox. 15 minutes for the young and the young at heart.

General Information

Picnic Area – We have tents with picnic tables available for your use. You are welcome to either bring your own food or eat with us. The Calf-A concession stand will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches. We will also have french fries, popcorn, candy and lots of other delicious treats along with ice cold Coca-Cola products.

We also have hand washing stations and restroom facilities available.

www.poppellfarms.com

“New for 2011”

*Hop-A-Long Rodeo

*Kiddie Hay Maze

*Hay Jump

Special Events
October 1 Grand Opening

October 8 Altamaha Classic Cruisers
Boy Scout & Girl Scout Day

October 15 A-MAiZE-ING 5k Run, & Pumpkin Patch Trot
(All proceeds to benefit March of Dimes)

October 22 A 4-H Day On The Farm

October 29 Safety Day – Governors Office Of Highway Safety
Roll Over Simulator

Little Lambs Fall Children’s Consignment Sale, Savannah

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Little Lambs Fall Children’s Consignment Sale
Friday, October 14 9am -2pm
Saturday, October 15 9am – noon
(many items 50% off on Saturday)

• Gently used Fall/Winter children’s clothing from newborn to size 14
• Gently used maternity clothes
• Gently used Halloween costumes
• Books, DVDs, CDs
• Nursery items, bedding, furniture, toys & more!
First Presbyterian Church
520 Washington Avenue
Proceeds benefit First Presbyterian Preschool.
For more information contact 351-0609

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique has fun designer clothing in new Rincon location

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique, an upscale children’s boutique, is now open at Goshen Park in Rincon.

This whimsically-designed store carries the latest in children’s clothing, furniture, accessories and gifts. From the custom-made castle at the check-out counter to the beautifully arrayed children’s art lovingly displayed throughout the store, the newest addition to Goshen Park tickles the senses and is sure to bring out the kid in everyone.

There is a unique and fun selection of children’s designer clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts at La Dee Da.

You can find stylish ensembles- casual, dressy and holiday apparel, hair bows, dancewear and so much more by names you know and trust – Bailey Boys, Claire & Charlie, Anavini, Letop, LaJenn’s, Mudpie, Jelly the Pug, Haute Baby, Isobella & Chloe, Bestever, 3 Marthas, Stephen Joseph, See Kai Run and Rileyroos! Sizes start at newborn and go up to 7 for girls and size 4 for boys.

In addition to a variety of great gift options, La Dee Da also has a large array of fun and sophisticated Kalencom diaper bags for moms who want to look chic while toting around everything for baby that they are sure to need.

Other services include custom diaper cakes and monogramming!

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is now open at 135 Goshen Road Extension in Goshen Park right on Hwy 21 in Rincon, Mon. thru Wed. from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs./Fri. 10 am – 7 pm and Sat. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more info call 912.295.5470, visit www.LaDeeDaKids.com. or like the boutique on Facebook! La Dee Da Children’s Boutique looks forward to serving you and your child. La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Savannah Food Day Festival

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The public is invited to Savannah Food Day Festival, a local celebration of national Food Day!
The festival will include food, music, exhibitors, pet-friendly fun, kids’ activities and educational workshops all aiming to promote healthy, sustainable and just food systems in America.
FREE!

Oct. 22 2011 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mother Matilda Beasley Park, The Mother Matilda Beasley Park is located on East Broad Street in downtown Savannah.

Savannah part-time sales & customer relations job perfect for a mom

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

We wanted to let you know about a Savannah job opening in marketing, PR and advertising that would be perfect for a Southern Mama.

The job is a part time sales & customer relationship manager at a new Savannah technology startup that was started by a local mother-of-two. It’s a contract position with flexible hours.

The candidate should be a self-motivated individual with professional experience to develop and maintain relationships with clients for a web based iPhone/Android app product. See www.tourappbuilder.com for more details on the product. Clients include non-profits, museums, historic societies, zoos and tour providers. Exact duties will depend on the candidates’ experience, but initially the position will be mostly sales related.

Requirements: Must have a smart phone and use apps on a regular basis. Must be proficient at email, internet use and strong writing skills (for emailing clients).

Will be required to spend some ‘face time’ in the office but most of the duties can be performed from anywhere – with a computer and phone, allowing flexible hours. The job is expected to take 10-20 hrs per week initially. Compensation will be based on candidate’s experience and duties and will include incentive pay for successful results.

Please email us your resume or list of qualifications to Yvonne: yvonne@tourbuddy.net

Garage Sale to support Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon runners raising money for American Cancer Society

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Come support local runners who are training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon – set for November 5, 2011.

Check out their GARAGE SALE October 1st (Sat) 8 A.M. – noon at 6600 Abercorn St (Landmark Building Parking Lot) GREAT prices and AMAZING finds!

Have some items you want to donate? Email Victoria at vtenbroeck@gmail.com

The sale is to raise money for American Cancer Society. All Team DetermiNation runners running either the half or full Rock & Roll Savannah Marathon each has to raise $1,500.00 minimum.