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Garage sale to support Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon runners raising money for the 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.

Savannah Music Festival offers year-round concerts including family zydeco & Roger Day concerts

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

We love that The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is now offering a year-round concert series – SMF LIVE – that includes a family zydeco concert Oct. 22 & music education programs for school children such as the Roger Day Marsh Madness Concert Sept. 26.

Of course, the main 2012 Savannah Music Festival will take place March 22 through April 7. But this new SMF LIVE Concert Series runs from September through April.

The new series includes the following performances:

Roger Day’s Marsh Madness, 11 AM Sept. 26 at the Trustees Theater (216 E. Broughton Street). Details here.
Nashville-based musician Roger Day (Parent’s choice award winner) will perform his latest show, Marsh Madness, co-commissioned by the Georgia Sea Grant and the Savannah Music Festival. Songs such as Fiddler Groove, Jesse the Turtle Girl, Alligator in My Refrigerator and Mosquito Burrito will be featured in this 50-minute educational performance. Details here.
TERRANCE SIMIEN & THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE Saturday, October 22 at American Legion Post 135 Family Zydeco at 3 pm, $20 ($5 for kids under 12), Zydeco Dance Party at 8 pm. Details here.

SMF Year-Round Educational Programming includes:

· Swing Central Jazz- which has been called the Pro Bowl of high school jazz band competitions – continues to bring twelve of the nation’s most talented high school big bands to Savannah for a three-day workshop and competition led by pianist/composer/educator Marcus Roberts. SMF is also enhancing its web-based learning center at www.swingcentraljazz.org , offering free video lessons to aspiring jazz musicians.

· Acoustic Music Seminar- a new program that brings together mandolinist/composer/educator Mike Marshall and an exceptional team of professional American instrumentalists including Tony Trischka, Chris Thile, Julian Lage, Bruce Molsky and Edgar Meyer. Over the course of a week, this team of teachers will provide free instruction for 15-20 of the best acoustic musicians in the country.

· Residencies include Roger Day, Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience and Billy Jonas, each of whom SMF will bring into a total of 30 schools, Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs in five surrounding counties in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. In all, SMF music education programming will reach more than 20,000 students in the 2011/2012 season. (My son can’t wait to see Roger Day’s Marsh Madness concert next week on a school field trip!)

TICKETS FOR SMF LIVE CONCERT SERIES: Tickets are available online at www.savannahmusicfestival.org , in-person at 216 E. Broughton St. or by phone at 912-525-5050.

DolceMia Clothing Little Girl’s Thanksgiving Outfit Giveaway

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

DolceMia Clothing is an upscale but AFFORDABLE online boutique where you can find unique and adorable hand-smocked dresses and smocked outfits for babies, girls and boys, Monogram outfits and more.

This week, DolceMia Clothing is giving away the adorable Fall/Thanksgiving outfit  pictured here in any of these sizes: 12m,2T,3T,4T and 5T. Click here for details about the dress. DolceMia Clothing will personalize it with the winner’s little girl’s first name.

To enter to win, do a  “shout out” about this giveaway in your facebook page and to your friends. Ask your friends to “like” DolceMia Clothing here and leave a note in the DolceMia wall with your name. Please say SouthernMamas.com sent you! The WINNER will be person who sends DolceMia Clothing the most friends.

Giveaway will end this Friday 9/23 at noon. If you want to see more pixs of this outfit, click here

DolceMia Clothing – smocked, affordable children’s clothing, www.dolcemiaclothing.com , email cs@dolcemiaclothing.com. DolceMia Clothing is a SouthernMamas sponsor.

Giveaway: 3 family four-packs of Disney on Ice tickets

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Update: The three SouthernMamas.com winners are: Penny
Maggioni, Nikki Fleshman Haborak, Sarah Nussbaum. Congratulations! We just emailed & messaged you. Please send your address to anne@southernmamas.com so we can get these tix to you for the Sept. 29 7:30 PM show! Thanks to everyone who entered to win either via SouthernMamas.com Facebook or by commenting below.

You can still win! This week, SouthernMamas.com is giving away THREE  family four-pack of tickets to “Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic coming to Savannah Civic Center Thu. SEPT. 29 – Sun. OCT. 2 2011. The giveaway tickets are for the 7:30 PM Sept. 29 show.

Congratulations to SouthernMamas.com reader Laura Gresham, the winner of our first Disney on Ice tickets earlier this month!

To enter to win, “like” SouthernMamas.com on Facebook by clicking here. Then answer this question on our Facebook wall. What is your FAVORITE moment/scene in your favorite Disney movie of all time? Not into Facebook? Enter by commenting below this post. (Click on comments)

Early deadline to enter: 9 PM Thurs. Sept. 22, 2011 so we can get the tickets to the THREE winners. We’ll announce the winner here & on SouthernMamas.com Facebook Fri. Sept. 23.

Can’t wait for the giveaway?  To order tickets by phone, call (800) 351-7469 or (912) 651-6556. Or click here.

SOUTHERNMAMAS DISCOUNT: Our readers receive 20% off tickets using code “mamas”!! Opening Night and VIP’s are not included.

Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

Savannah Showtimes. More info here.
Sept 29- 7:30p.m.
Sept 30- 7:30p.m.
Oct 1- 11:00a.m.
Oct 1- 3:00 p.m
Oct 1- 7:00p.m.
Oct 2- 2:00p.m.

For a sneak peek at the show, visit www.disneyonice.com

SouthernMamas.com is the sponsor of this giveaway. Feld Entertainment is neither a sponsor nor endorser of this promotion. Disclosure: SouthernMamas.com is a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for our time and efforts in attending shows and reporting our opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided SouthernMamas.com with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.

Two fins up for Georgia Aquarium’s AT&T Dolphin Show

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

If you’re planning a trip to Atlanta this fall, be sure to check out the new AT&T Dolphin Show at the Georgia Aquarium.

We took advantage of my son’s delayed pre-K start date & visited Atlanta this week. The highlight was definitely the spectacular 30-minute live dolphin show. Weekdays shows are the best to attend. We were able to sit front & center and even got splashed – happily – by the jumping & twirling dolphins. Show details & ticket info here.

There are dolphin show performances daily. Advanced reservations are recommended.

Dolphin Show tickets are extra and not included in regular aquarium admission. Tickets are on sale now here

 

Music and Me, The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Come make an interactive song book which includes a sing-along CD.

Participants will learn favorite children songs through singing, dancing, playing instruments and acting.  In this fun 60 minute session we will create “song cards” or a story board you can make and take home to help you remember each song.  “The best part is when we’re done, a recording of our sing-along will be made available to participants,”
say Dr. Ondishko.  “You can use the music tracks at home for family fun karaoke! Making music together is a great way to spend memorable time with someone you love.”

Denise (Dede) Ondishko, Ph.D. will lead these workshops for you and your child. Dr. O. (as she is called by the children) is a composer, pianist and school music teacher living here on Hilton Head Island.  With over 21 years of experience working with young musicians, she is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood Music.  She loves to develop the innate musicianship in young children and shares her love of music with all. Children and adults will enjoy learning music with her.

There is an additional $5 charge for Music and Me.  Join us each Wednesday and have fun singing, dancing and making music. Museum general admission is $6 per person.

The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum with region related exhibits, activities, and programs for children’s ages toddler through 9 years. The museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, call 843.842.7645 or email  afinn@thesandbox.org .

Food Art: Creative Nutrition for Kids, The Sandbox, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. Food Art: Creative Nutrition for Kids. Come have a healthy snack and learn ways to make nutritional foods fun for kids.

An Interactive Children’s Museum is hosting Food Art: Creative Nutrition for Kids every Tuesday through November 15, 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Food Art program provides a snack, recipes, and demonstrations and illustrations of healthy fun foods for kids. The topic and craft will vary each week. Community Nutritionists will also be participating in this program. Parents and children will learn how to make fun healthy snacks and foods for kids and the entire family.

This Program is included in the museum general admission fee of $6 per person.

The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum with region related exhibits, activities, and programs for children’s ages toddler through 9 years. The museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, call 843.842.7645 or email afinn@thesandbox.org  .

FREE Disney on Ice Special Storytime, Savannah

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Disney On Ice Special Storytime at Southwest Chatham Library
Thursday, Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. This storytime will feature a very special visit from a Disney on Ice character!

Don’t forget the Disney On Ice tickets SOUTHERNMAMAS DISCOUNT: Our readers receive 20% off tickets
using code “mamas.” Opening Night and VIP’s are not included. Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic coming to Savannah Civic Center Thu. SEPT. 29 – Sun. OCT. 2 2011. Details here.

Here’s the link to the Savannah Civic Center site to order tickets: http://www.savannahcivic.com/cityweb/civiccenter.nsf

Pajama Night at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, is hosting Pajama Night on Tuesday, September 20, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at The Sandbox.

Come in your pajamas to listen to Scott Strom from the Hilton Head Library read a series of bedtime books. Then make a craft project that is related to one of the stories. Following the reading and craft project, families can stay and play at the museum and enjoy lemonade and cookies.

The Pajama Night programs will be held the third Tuesday of each month.
The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum with region related exhibits, activities, and programs for children’s ages toddler through 9 years. The museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, call 843.842.7645 or afinn@thesandbox.org. www.thesandbox.org

Deadline to register for first Creative Technology Saturday at Georgia Tech Savannah

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Creative Technology Saturdays at Georgia Tech Savannah for students in grades 4-8.

These new Saturday camps give your student the opportunity to learn year-round at GTS. Through this new Saturday programs, students will expand upon their previous summer camp experiences. Themes for fall 2011 include: Games Galore for video game development, Movies by Me with an emphasis on story development and presentation and LEGO Robotics challenge days.

The first Saturday Session is Sept. 24 2011. Please register by Wed. Sept. 21. For more info & to register, click here.

Creative Technology Saturdays Camp at Georgia Tech Savannah

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Register now for Creative Technology Saturdays at Georgia Tech Savannah for students in grades 4-8.

Saturday camps give your student the opportunity to learn year-round at GTS. Through this new Saturday programs, students will expand upon their previous summer camp experiences. Themes for fall 2011 include: Games Galore for video game development, Movies by Me with an emphasis on story development and presentation and LEGO Robotics challenge days.

The first Saturday Session is Sept. 24 2011. Please register by Wed. Sept. 21.

For future camps, please register at least 72 hours prior. Space is limited in all sessions.

Creative Technology Saturdays for Students in Grades 4 -8. The following Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.:
Dates Topic
Sept. 24 Games Galore – 2D Computer Game Development
Oct. 1 Movies by Me – 2D Computer Animation
Oct. 15 LEGO Robotics Challenge Day
Oct. 22 Games Galore – 2D Computer Game Development
Nov. 5 Movies by Me – 2D Computer Animation
Nov. 12 LEGO Robotics Challenge Day
Nov. 19 LEGO Robotics Challenge Day
Last session before LEGO League Competition

Program Goals and Elements:
•Students will earn passport stamps for various levels of accomplishment, allowing students, instructors and parents to follow student progress over time
•Students will explore their own areas of interest
•Provide more design challenges for the LEGO robotics system, with a focus on student choice and on designing and building
•Test new supporting materials for the Scratch animation program.
Students will receive take home materials documenting their approaches and progress.

Cost:
•$40 for each Saturday session.
Lunches will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.
Register:
•To register, please click here and submit your application.

Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle, Savannah, GA 31407, 912-966-7922, http://savannah.gatech.edu

Fall Family Festival at Islands YMCA Camp Venture, Savannah

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Fall Family Festival at the Islands YMCA Camp Venture, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Savannah
11 AM-3 PM Oct. 22
Outdoor climbing wall, hay rides, pumpkin patch, games, food and more!
Tickets: $1 each or 25 tickets for $20. Most activities are 1-3 tickets and food is 2-5 tickets. All proceeds benefit YMCA scholarship fund.
(912) 897-1192 ‎
www.ymca.net

To find more fall festivals in the Savannah-Chatham County & Lowcountry area, visit the SouthernMamas.com 2011 Fall Fun Page here (Corn Mazes/Pumpkin Patches/Fall Festivals)

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival, Savannah

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

6th annual Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival. This kid-friendly event will be hosted at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Rides, food, games, and music for the whole family. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. The cost of registration is $12 per person. The walk starts at 10:30 AM. The festival  in the park lasts until 2 PM.

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
6th Annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park
Sat. Oct. 1, 2011
8 AM for registrations
Festival in Forsyth Park 11 AM- 2 PM

To find more fall festivals in the Savannah-Chatham County & Lowcountry area, visit the SouthernMamas.com 2011 Fall Fun Page here (Corn Mazes/Pumpkin Patches/Fall Festivals)

Join Simply Children’s Dentistry & Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society for the 6th Annual Buddy Walk

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Simply Children’s Dentistry supports the Annual Buddy Walk Festival in Forsyth Park

Simply Children’s Dentistry in Savannah is asking families to come join them in the 6th annual Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival.

This kid-friendly event will be hosted at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Rides, food, games, and music for the whole family. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. The cost of registration is $12 per person. The walk starts at 10:30 AM. The festival  in the park lasts until 2 PM.

The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to bring together a wide range of concerned individuals to reach out to friends, family, and co-workers to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down Syndrome and to raise funds for education, research, and advocacy programs.

Dr. Kamiti Harden believes in all children and because she is an advocate for children, Simply Children’s Dentistry will be attending and participating in this annual walk. You and your families are invited to participate.

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
6th Annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park
Sat. Oct. 1, 2011
8 AM for registrations
Festival in Forsyth Park 11 AM- 2 PM

Simply Children’s Dentistry, 613 Stephenson Ave Suite 201, Savannah, GA 31405, 912-353-9993 www.simplychildrens.com. Simply Children’s Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

To find more fall festivals in the Savannah-Chatham County & Lowcountry area, visit the SouthernMamas.com 2011 Fall Fun Page here (Corn Mazes/Pumpkin Patches/Fall Festivals)

New Sticker Dolly Dressing App from Usborne Books

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Now Available from Usborne Books: Sticker Dolly Dressing app for iPad.

Sticker Dolly Dressing Enters the World of Multimedia Available on iTunes for just $5.99. Usborne Publishing (UK) has chosen this best selling series for their first venture into the world of digital apps.
A sticker dressing app for girls based on the bestselling and much-loved Usborne Sticker Dolly Dressing books. Little girls can dress up the dolls again and again and create scenes with nearly 200 stickers.

• Drag and drop the stickers to dress the dolls
• Create dozens of pretty outfits with different tops, skirts, jeans, leggings, dresses, shoes and accessories
• Choose from eight colorful scenes, including a wedding, a day at the beach, going shopping and a disco
• Name each doll and select her hairstyle and skin tone
• Customize the clothes with a range of striped, polka dot and floral patterns
• Enliven the scenes with dogs, cats, butterflies and birds, drinks and ice creams and dozens of other objects
• Email and print out pictures to send to friends and family

Little girls will love creating imaginative outfits, or carefully dressing the dolls for different occasions.

Additional features:
• Add up to five dolls to each scene
• Pinch the dolls and objects to resize
• Save scenes to play later
• Ambient sound adds atmosphere to each scene
Available on iTunes for just $5.99.

To view the Sticker Dolly Dressing books in the catalog, click here. Melissa Mallory, Usborne Books and More Independent Consultant, 912.856.1450, mmallory@myubah.com , www.EsteemReading.com , www.Facebook.com/EsteemReading. Usborne Books & More is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Public invited to Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Fall Festival, Savannah

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Parent-Teacher Organization invites the public to the school’s fall celebration.

Come celebrate the season with Minute-to-Win-It-type games played for prizes, face painting, improvisation demonstrations from Savannah Children’s Theater, bounce houses, silent auction, concessions and much more.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011
Admission: $5 per carload; additional tickets required for games and concessions. $15 wristbands for unlimited rides.

Besides a day of food and fun, the surrounding community will have an opportunity to learn about the school and the Montessori curriculum. Proceeds will benefit the PTO who will provide financial assistance to the school for curriculum support, enrichment programs, campus beautification, and future community outreach projects.

For more information send requests to cemcspto@gmail.com.

To find more fall festivals in the Savannah-Chatham County & Lowcountry area, visit the SouthernMamas.com 2011 Fall Fun Page here (Corn Mazes/Pumpkin Patches/Fall Festivals)