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Spring Break Art Camp for Ages 5-12, Savannah

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Spring Break Art Camp 2013The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting registrations for its Spring Break Art Camp, which takes place April 1 – 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Cultural Affairs, located at 9 West Henry St. The full-day camp will offer children ages 5-12 an introduction to painting, ceramics, mixed media and performing arts in age-appropriate group settings.

The fee of $135 includes all materials and is limited to the person listed on the registration form. Full payment is due upon enrollment. Credit cards, checks, money orders and cash are accepted.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Children 5 years of age must currently be enrolled in kindergarten. Registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts .

Registrations can be faxed, hand-delivered or mailed to: City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. For information, contact 912-651-6783.

You’re invited: Pooler MOPS FREE Preschool Fair

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Confused about which preschool is best for your child?

Be sure to check out the Pooler MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) Free Preschool Fair, 9:30-11:30 AM February 27 2013.

It will be held at First Presbyterian of Pooler, 305 HWY 80SE, Pooler.

Parents are invited to come to receive information to make preschool decisions! You do not have to be a MOPS member to attend!

For more info, please email: poolermops@gmail.com

Starlight Pottery (paint-your-own-pottery studio) Is Open on Presidents’ Day, Savannah

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Starlight Pottery 2013Looking for something to do on Presidents Day when the kids are out of school?

Starlight Pottery at 7070 Hodgson Memorial Dr. in midtown Savannah will be open 11 Am-6 PM on President’s Day, Mon. Feb. 18 2013. So bring the kids in to paint their own pottery!
Ladies Night Out @ Starlight Pottery

Thursday, February 28
6-9pm
Get your friends together for a night out!
Price of the pottery you paint is all you pay.
Call or email Starlight Pottery to reserve your table. Call 912.303.9599 or emailcontactus@starlightpottery.com

Winter Studio Hours

Tuesday – Thursday
11-6
Friday
11-8
Saturday
10-8
Starlight Pottery may close one hour early if there are no painters in the studio. Call ahead if you’re coming around that time. Tel: 912.303.9599

Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, Ga. 31406, tel. 912.303.9599, contactus@starlightpottery.com , http://starlightpottery.com/ Starlight Pottery is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

2013 Savannah Irish Festival

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Savannah Irish Festival 2013The 2013 Savannah Irish Festival is February 15-16-17 at the Savannah Civic Center at Montgomery and Oglethorpe Streets in historic downtown Savannah, Ga.

2013 features world-class Irish music from John Doyle, The Cathie Ryan Band, Rathkeltair, The Dardenelles. Savannah’s own Harry O’Donoghue. Dance to the Atlanta Junior Ceili Band and the Savannah Ceili Band. All on four stages of continuous entertainment.

Plenty of Irish Dancing & dozens of vendors of quality Irish, Irish-American and Celtic merchandise.

Food prepared by Savannah’s many Irish heritage organizations. Presentations on Irish and Irish-American culture, literature and history.

Stroll through our romantic city and enjoy the largest Irish Festival in the South!

Also featured are performances by The St. Vincent’s Academy Chorale, Glor na Daire School of Irish Dance, and the Irish Dancers of Savannah.

The Children’s Stage features a free arts and crafts area, bounce houses, face painting, as well as on-going entertainment geared towards children.

The Festival Cultural Stage will provide discussions on various topics of Irish and Irish-American History, Irish Literature and Irish Music.

General Information
The festival begins Friday night Feb. 15 with a Ceili in the Civic Center Ballroom from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Those who attend the Ceili will be taught how to Irish folk dance in large groups. Saturday Feb. 16 festival hours: 10:15am until 8:00pm. Sunday Feb. 17 festival hours: 12:00pm and run until 7:00pm.

Four stages of continuous entertainment bring fun for the entire family throughout the weekend.
Hours
Fri: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FREE Puppet People Shows, Br’er Rabbit & Friends – Folktales Fables & Fun, Savannah

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Puppet People free Feb. showsFREE PUPPET PEOPLE PUPPET SHOWS at City COMMUNITY CENTERS

SPONSORED BY
The City of Savannah
The Savannah Coastal Puppetry Guild

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People Present:
BR’ER RABBIT AND FRIENDS — FOLKTALES, FABLES & FUN !

Experience timeless stories told by Joel Chandler Harris, Aesop and others through the magical art of Shadow Puppetry.

Feb 12 10:30 am Crusader Community Center
81 Coffee Bluff Villa Rd. (921-2103)

Feb 13 11:00 am Windsor Forest Center (Windsor Forest School)
308 Briarcliff Circle (921-2104)

Feb 14 10:30 am Eastside Center (Schuman Middle School)
409 Goebel Avenue (651-4325)

Feb 15 2:00 pm Rivers Edge Retirement
6206 Waters Avenue (354-6146)

Feb 20 10:00 am Liberty City Center
1401 Mills B. Lane Blvd. (650-7804)

Feb 21 1:00 pm JEA (Rambam school)
5111 Abercorn St. 355-8111

Shows are FREE, but please call the centers to make reservations.
These shows are open to seniors to school children

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People “The Puppet Place” in Thunderbolt, 3119 Furber Avenue, Savannah, GA 31405, 912-355-3366, http://puppetpeople.com. The Puppet Place is also an ideal spot to host children’s birthday parties! Puppet People is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Consign with High Cotton Kids until February 24, Savannah

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

hck_logo-2010There is still time to consign with Savannah’s BIGGEST children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – which is set for February 28-March 2, 2013 in the same great central Savannah location at 706 Mall Boulevard, formerly Seeds of Faith Bookstore!

Consignor registration is OPEN through Sunday, February 24th! Clean out and cash in, consignors can receive 60-70% of their sales! High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items High Cotton Kids accepts and does not accept click here.

This spring’s High Cotton Kids upscale resale shopping event will have thousands of high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local retailers.

Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price!

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event is sponsored by The Monogram Place & Robyn’s Nest , Spices Etc., Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Christine Hall Photography and J Paige.

Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here.

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event, 706 Mall Boulevard, Formerly Seeds of Faith Bookstore, February 28-March 2, 2013, www.highcottonkids.com, High Cotton Kids is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Valentines’ Activities @ Starlight Pottery, Savannah

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Starlight Pottery 2013Looking for something festive to do on Valentine’s Day (Thursday!)?

Starlight Pottery at 7070 Hodgson Memorial Dr. in midtown Savannah will be open until 9pm on Valentine’s Day! Bring in your valentine or your kids and create something special! Plates & Mugs will be Buy One Get One 50 % off!

President’s Day

School out on President’s Day, Mon. Feb. 18?
Starlight be OPEN from 11-6 on President’s Day! Monday, February 18

Ladies Night Out @ Starlight Pottery

Thursday, February 28
6-9pm
Get your friends together for a night out!
Price of the pottery you paint is all you pay.
Call or email Starlight Pottery to reserve your table. Call 912.303.9599 or emailcontactus@starlightpottery.com

Winter Studio Hours

Tuesday – Thursday
11-6
Friday
11-8
Saturday
10-8
Starlight Pottery may close one hour early if there are no painters in the studio. Call ahead if you’re coming around that time. Tel: 912.303.9599

Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, Ga. 31406, tel. 912.303.9599, contactus@starlightpottery.com , http://starlightpottery.com/ Starlight Pottery is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Little Lambs Spring 2013 Consignment Sale, March 22-23 2013, Savannah

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Make plans to check out the Little Lambs Spring 2013 Sale March 22-23 at First Presbyterian Preschool , 520 Washington Ave., Savannah, 31405

The sale items include SPRING clothing, (sizes NB to 14) and other children’s items including shoes, accessories, bedding, art work, baby necessities, maternity clothing and more! Only SPRING apparel at this sale.

Consignment registration is open & will be available through March 15. If you would like to cash in on outgrown but gently-used kid’s clothing, toys, books, etc., go to http://fpcschool.com/little-lambs/seller-tagging/ and register to become a seller.

More info here.

Sellers will receive 65% of the sales price of each item less a $5.00 selling fee, which will be deducted from your sales total. All sellers are also invited to attend the preview sale from 5:30-7:30 on Thursday, March 21.

Consignors can now utilize a convenient internet- based tagging system, My Consignment Manager. This is a very simple and user-friendly system that is used by several other area consignment sales. Some of the benefits of this sale include:

-a free, easy-to-use, internet-based tagging system, similar to our current Excel tagging program but with advanced sorting capabilities

-bar-coded tags to ensure quick and accurate control of inventory and accounting

-ability to move inventory between different local sales utilizing My Consignment Manager without having to re-enter your inventory

Please go to First Presbyterian Preschool website, FPCSchool.com to find general Little Lambs sale information and a link for tagging and registration.

The sale is a fund-raiser for First Presbyterian Preschool  . For more info, please email LittleLambsFPP@gmail.com. Please “like” Little Lambs Consignment Sale on Facebook here to stay updated.

Little Lambs Consignment Sale Hours:
Spring 2013
Thursday, March 21, Preview Sale for Volunteers (4:30) and Sellers (5:30) until 7:30PM.
Friday, March 22, 9-2 and 5:30-7:30 (new time!)
Saturday, March 23, 9-12, 50% reduction on selected items!

Maintain SouthernMamas Facebook Fan Status

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Facebook logoWondering why our SouthernMamas.com Facebook posts aren’t showing up in your feed?

Because of changes on Facebook, status updates don’t always show up in all of your news feeds, even though you have “liked” our page indicating you want to see posts from us. However, there is a way around it!

To make sure you stay connected to SouthernMamas.com Facebook fan page & see all our updates  (and not just what FB decides you can see), go to our FB fan page here,  hover over the button on our FB page where it says “Like” and then make sure you are check-marked to “Show in News Feed” so you will continue to get our daily updates.

2013 Savannah Irish Festival, Feb. 15-17

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Savannah Irish Festival 2013The 2013 Savannah Irish Festival is February 15-16-17 at the Savannah Civic Center at Montgomery and Oglethorpe Streets in historic downtown Savannah, Ga.

2013 features world-class Irish music from John Doyle, The Cathie Ryan Band, Rathkeltair, The Dardenelles. Savannah’s own Harry O’Donoghue. Dance to the Atlanta Junior Ceili Band and the Savannah Ceili Band. All on four stages of continuous entertainment.

Plenty of Irish Dancing & dozens of vendors of quality Irish, Irish-American and Celtic merchandise.

Food prepared by Savannah’s many Irish heritage organizations. Presentations on Irish and Irish-American culture, literature and history.

Stroll through our romantic city and enjoy the largest Irish Festival in the South!

Also featured are performances by The St. Vincent’s Academy Chorale, Glor na Daire School of Irish Dance, and the Irish Dancers of Savannah.

The Children’s Stage features a free arts and crafts area, bounce houses, face painting, as well as on-going entertainment geared towards children.

The Festival Cultural Stage will provide discussions on various topics of Irish and Irish-American History, Irish Literature and Irish Music.

General Information
The festival begins Friday night Feb. 15 with a Ceili in the Civic Center Ballroom from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Those who attend the Ceili will be taught how to Irish folk dance in large groups. Saturday Feb. 16 festival hours: 10:15am until 8:00pm. Sunday Feb. 17 festival hours: 12:00pm and run until 7:00pm.

Four stages of continuous entertainment bring fun for the entire family throughout the weekend.
Hours
Fri: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Valentines’ Deals & Valentines’ Day Activities @ Starlight Pottery, Savannah

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Starlight Pottery 2013Looking for something festive to do on Valentine’s Day (Thursday!)?

Starlight Pottery at 7070 Hodgson Memorial Dr. in midtown Savannah will be open until 9pm on Valentine’s Day! Bring in your valentine or your kids and create something special! Plates & Mugs will be Buy One Get One 50 % off!

President’s Day

School out on President’s Day, Mon. Feb. 18?
Starlight be OPEN from 11-6 on President’s Day! Monday, February 18

Ladies Night Out @ Starlight Pottery

Thursday, February 28
6-9pm
Get your friends together for a night out!
Price of the pottery you paint is all you pay.
Call or email Starlight Pottery to reserve your table. Call 912.303.9599 or emailcontactus@starlightpottery.com

Winter Studio Hours

Tuesday – Thursday
11-6
Friday
11-8
Saturday
10-8
Starlight Pottery may close one hour early if there are no painters in the studio. Call ahead if you’re coming around that time. Tel: 912.303.9599

Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, Ga. 31406, tel. 912.303.9599, contactus@starlightpottery.com , http://starlightpottery.com/ Starlight Pottery is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

$5 tickets to Sleeping Beauty ballet by Savannah Danse Theatre, March 1, Savannah

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Sleeping Beauty ballet Savannah Danse TheatreOn Fri. March 1 2013, Savannah Danse Theatre is offering a school show at 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM for area children @ Trustee’s Theatre, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah.

The ballet is very kid friendly! Because this is a special event, Savannah Danse Theatre is offering these shows for only $5 per ticket. Reservations are required by calling 912-897.2102

Savannah Danse Theatre is performing Sleeping Beauty March 2 at 7:00 at the Trustee’s Theatre.

4 to 7 Year Old Mini Masters Saturday Art Class @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center for the Arts

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

4 to 7 Year Old Mini Masters art class starts Feb. 16.

Instructor: Sherah Rosen
Ages 4-7 Saturdays, 10-11:30 am, February 16–March 9, 2013

Members $100 | Non-members $125

Each day of this five-week Saturday class will explore art fundamentals through exploration of different works from master artist such as Botticelli, Il Parmigianino, and Niccolo Pisano. Each day students will view, discuss, and recreate the great works form the Uffizi collection. In the studio students will make their own paint, work with gold leaf, paint their own family portraits, and more. All materials provided.

Contact Kip Bradley, Studio Programs Manager, email bradleyk@telfair.org  or call 912.790.8823.

To get more info on classes at Telfair Museums in Savannah or download an application, click here.

FREE stargazing family event @ Coastal Ga. Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Don’t miss the FREE winter family stargazing event @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (formerly called The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens ) in Savannah: Gazing in the Garden!

The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in conjunction with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association invite you to a night of stargazing in the Garden. Saturday Feb. 16 2013 Dusk-10 PM. Telescopes will be set up for observation, but you are welcome to bring your own. Free & open to the public.

Before the star-gazing, you’re also invited to a free showing of the 1953 classic movie, “It Came From Outer Space” at 6pm in the Annex and stargazing afterward on the Great Lawn. Free and open to the public. This is a great family event!

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

This event is free & open to the public. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

Sibshop – for siblings for children with special needs, Savannah

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism will be hosting a Sibshop on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 10am-2pm at The Chatham Academy.

This Sibshop is a FUN interactive workshop for kids ages 8-13 who have a sibling with special needs.

Limited Space available. The cost of the workshop is $10 and includes all materials and lunch. There are a limited amount of scholarships available on a first come, first serve basis.

This is an extra special opportunity since this workshop will be led by Don Meyer, the founder of Sibshops. This will serve as a demonstratioin workshop for professionals who are learning to plan and facilitate their own Sibshops. The Matthew Reardon Center is very excited to be learning from him and to host more Sibshops in our area in the future.

Lunch will be provided to the kids during the Sibshop. If your child has a food allergy or dietary restrictions it may be best for them to bring a lunch from home.

If you have questions or need more information contact Jennifer McGee, LPC at jennifermcgee@matthewreardon.org or 912.355.9098

Chatham Academy, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd, Savannah, 31416, http://savannahsibshop.eventbrite.com/#

2013 Georgia Day Parade, Tues. 2/12, Free & Open to the Public

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013