Archive for August, 2013

Disney on Ice presents Princesses & Heroes, Oct 30-Nov. 3, Savannah

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013



Eight Inspiring Princesses Find Happily Ever After in a magical ice show to be performed at the Savannah Civic Center October 30-November 3

Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes! Dreamers from Savannah will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White all make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales wonderfully told through artistic skating and acrobatics.

With the help of the magical pixie Tinker Bell, the Disney Princesses embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Jasmine discovers a whole new world with Aladdin after meeting her unlikely hero in the marketplace. Prince Philip defeats the evil fire-breathing dragon Maleficent in a race to save his true love Aurora. Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s spell so that Ariel can remain part of his world. Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Belle and Snow White also find happiness in this beautifully imagined ice show.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes features an incredible display of special effects, stunning set design and breathtaking choreography on the ice. Tickets are available at the Savannah Civic Center box office and
Ticket Prices: $15, $20, $25, $35, $45

Enjoying spine tingling tricks on ice with this savings treat! $12 Tickets on Wednesday AND Thursday! Come dressed as your favorite Princess and Hero to Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes.
(Discount not valid on VIP and Rinkside seating)

Show Times @ Savannah Civic Center:
Wednesday 10/30 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 10/31 7:30 p.m.
Friday 11/1 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 11/2 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday 11/3 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about Disney On Ice, log on to, or visit Disney on Ice on Facebook and YouTube.

Fall Pottery Classes at Savannah’s Clay Spot

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Child & Adult Clay Pottery Classes in Savannah

Fall Pottery Classes at Savannah’s Clay Spot
Begin Sept. 5, 2013
Register now online

Contact:, 912-509-4647

Savannah’s Clay Spot, , 1305 Barnard St. Savannah,  31401, tel 912-509-4647 Savannah’s Clay Spot is a advertiser

Did you have a child in Memorial’s neonatal ICU? You’re invited to 35th Annual Neonatal Family Reunion

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

35th Annual Neonatal Family Reunion 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, September 14, Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Avenue

Families who had a child in the neonatal intensive care unit at Memorial University Medical Center are invited this fun afternoon. Catch up with old friends and caregivers, and enjoy refreshments, games, face painting, and arts and crafts. For more information please call 912-350-8202

Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale, Savannah

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Junior League of Savannah Thrift SaleThe 66th annual Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale will be held on Oct 4 from 10am to 2pm and Oct 5 from 10am to 3pm at the Savannah Civic Center. Admission is $5 on Friday and $3 on Saturday. Items sold on Saturday are half-price. Parking is free.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office, 651-6556, or online at Merchandise includes appliances, children’s clothes and toys, holiday decorations, books, CDs, housewares, linens, exercise equipment, furniture and much, much more.

In addition, a limited number of tickers will be sold to the community for the Thrift Sale Preview Party and Auction on Oct 3 beginning 5:30pm. Guests who purchase preview party tickers have an opportunity to shop before the sale opens to the public in Friday and participate in a silent and live auction. Floor items are sold at double the marked price. Tickets for that event are available online at

Throughout the two-day sale, the League raises thousands of dollars, all of which is returned to the community through various League projects and the training of League members to be leaders in the community. This League’s focus area is women and children. Junior League of Savannah’s sponsors are Publix Super Market Charities, The Savannah Bank, Belk and Ashmore Gallery.

About the Junior League of Savannah: The Junior League of Savannah is an organization of over 1,000 women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, go to

FREE “Charlie & the Chocolate Balloon Factory” kids’ performance @ various library branches, Savannah

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Based on several classic children’s books, this program by balloon artist Lynnae Weller (owner of Savannah Balloons ) tells the story of a tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.  Strange things happen to several book characters.  Shrek gets stuck in a tube, Alice in Wonderland drinks something she shouldn’t have, and Peter Pan loses his ability to fly.  Can a boy named Charlie save the day and return everything to normal?  Ages 3 and up. Download the flyer.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003 Monday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.

Tybee Island Library,786-7733 Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m.

West Broad Library, 232-6395 Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222 Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471 Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 Thursday, Sept. 19, 4:30 p.m.

Port City Library, 964-8013 Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m.

Bull StreetLibrary, 652-3600 Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.

W.W. Law Library, 236-8040 Wednesday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m.

Islands Library, 897-6233 Thursday, Sept. 26, 2:15 p.m.

Lynnae Weller is the owner of Savannah Balloons. If you want to have crazy amounts of fun at your next birthday party, please contact Lynnae with Savannah Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail

Like Savannah Balloons on Facebook here.

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You’re invited: Moms in Prayer (MIP) group kick-off in Savannah

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Moms in Prayer groups in SavannahThe Moms In Prayer (MIP) group in Savannah will kick off on Thursday, 8/22, from 8:45-9:45 am at the Habersham YMCA Youth Building.

This is a time of non-denominational Christian prayer for our children, our schools, the things they face, etc.. We will pray for any school your children attend, and the group leader will bring specific things to pray for her daughters’ schools, Savannah Classical Academy and the Habersham Y pre-K.

You are invited to join.

The regular meeting time after the kick-off will continue to be Thursdays from 8:45-9:45 am at the Habersham YMCA Youth Building when the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are in session. You can visit any week.

For more info you can contact Stacy Cerone, at or visit The goal is to launch other school-specific groups from this group as the group grows.
To see if your school already has a MIP group meeting, click on the Find A Group link on the MIP home page.  If you work during the week days and are unable to come, Stacy is willing to help you start a working women’s group to meet one Saturday a month or whatever works. It just takes two committed praying women to form a “group.”

Book a Birth Session & receive a free maternity session (valued at $275) with the Art of Birth by Dusti Lynn Photography, Savannah

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Birth Maternity Portait photographers in SavannahBook a Birth Session and receive a free maternity session (valued at $275) with the Art of Birth by Dusti Lynn Photography, Savannah.

Subject to availability as only two birth sessions per month are accepted. To book a birth session, you must pay a $200 non-refundable deposit with the remaining balance due 4 weeks before your estimated due date.

Dusti offers a personalized gift registry link so that friends and family can purchase gift certificates to be applied to your birth session. Deposit for the birth session must be paid in the month of August to qualify to receive the free maternity session!

For FAQs regarding the birth sessions, please check out this link:

To check out Dusti’s style of capturing birth sessions, check out this photo slideshow of her work –

Contact Dusti to check book your birth session consultation – 912-661-4641 or ,

The Art of Birth by Dusti Lynn Photography,, On Facebook here, 912-661-4641, The Art of Birth by Dusti Lynn Photography is a advertiser

Yoga for Girls, Ages 7-11, @ Ganesha’s Place, Savannah

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Yoga for girls in Savannah

Check out the GIRLS YOGA offered at Ganesha’s Place in Savannah. The six-week Thursday class, 4-5 PM, is for girls ages 7-11 and starts Sept. 5. Register online at or by contacting Kate at 912.665.4199. Enrollment will be limited, so please register early.

Ganesha’s Place offers a variety of yoga classes as well as therapeutic classes including yoga for special needs kids, children with autism & restorative yoga for caretakers.

What we love about Ganesha’s Place is that it’s a spot to explore, heal and have fun. Ganesha’s can be a place for the whole family: you’re not required to be athletic or wear special outfits. Yoga therapy at Ganesha’s regulates and improves the balance between health and wellness without the intimidating images of body contortions and “pretzels”.

Keep up with Ganesha’s Place on Facebook here.

Ganesha’s Place, at the corner of Barnard & 40th St. @ 2323 Barnard St., 912-665-4199, Ganesha’s Place is a advertiser

One-hour of free bowling, shoes for kids @ Kids’ Fest, AMF Main Street Lanes, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

AMF Bowling Main Street Lanes Kids Fest 2013

AMF Kids Fest: 1 Hour of FREE bowling for kids Saturday, 8/24/2013, 1pm-5pm


• 1 FREE hour of bowling, shoes included
• $1 Hot dogs & $1 Small Sodas


• FREE 2-hour bowling pass session, rental shoes included
• The chance to sign up and win a NEW custom bowling ball valued at $159!

AMF Main Street Lanes
(843) 681-7750

AMF Main Street Lanes, 2600 Main St., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926,

Car races @ Oglethorpe Speedway Park,10th Annual Race for the Shrine – Late Models, Street/Super Street, Pure Stocks, Shriners Parade

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Car racing in SavannahIf you’ve been meaning to take the kids to Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, here’s your chance.

Bring the kids to 10th Annual Race for the Shrine, Sept. 6. The night will feature races with Late Models, Street/Super Street, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, 440’s, as well as a Shriner’s Parade Kids 12 & Younger FREE at this Sept. 6 event.

Other upcoming Oglethorpe Speedway Park events include:

August 23rd

Double Feature: Southern Eagle Budweiser Late Models Love’s Seafood Street Stocks, Two Nuts & a Bolt Garage Pure Stocks Alan’s Auto Glass Mini Stocks, Pooler Pawn& Diamond Company 440’s

Grandstand Admission Adults $14 ~ Military/Seniors $12 ~ Child 6-12 years $5 ~ Child 5 years & younger FREE

August 30th

Championship Night Find out who’s this years Champion & Rookie of the Year

Military & Senior Discounts

Gates Open 6pm, Hot Laps 6:45pm, Racing 8pm More info here.

Oglethorpe Speedway Park, 200 Jesup Road, Pooler, 31322,

Wormsloe Annual Fall Run, half-price for kids 8-15 & free costume fun for kids 7 & younger, Sept. 21

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Kids run run in Savannah

Wormsloe Run annual fall run. This years event is Sept 21 2013 at 8:00am.

This year the Run for the Oaks @ Wormsloe 5K & 10K run will offer a half price run rate for kids 8-15 and a FREE Kiddie Costume Run for kids ages 7 & younger. Kids are encouraged to dress in 1700 period dress.

More info here.

Wormsloe State Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah, 31406,

FREE Photography class for kids ages 16 & younger @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge kids' activitiesSavannah National Wildlife Refuge to host FREE kids’ photography class, Aug. 24, 2013.

Calling all children! Are you looking to take better photos with your camera? Why not consider attending a photography class at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge? The class will be held August 24, 2013 from 8:30am to 10am. It is intended to help young photographers ages 16 and younger learn more about photography using the natural environment of the refuge.

The class is free; however, reservations are required due to limited seating. For reservations or more information contact Whitney Herndon at Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex 843-784-2468.

Participants will also have the opportunity to get started on entering the wildlife refuge photo contest!

Event Information:
• August 24, 2013 at
@ The Savannah NWR Visitor Center
694 Beech Hill Ln, Hardeeville, SC 29927
• From 8:30 a.m.—10 a.m.
• FREE Preregistration required.
• Limited to 25 participants

For more information or to register, please call the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (843)784-2468

Kids’ art classes & adult & child art wknd workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for Session IV classes and workshops.

Day and evening sessions are offered for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels. Sessions began September 9 and run through October 18 and are held at the Department of Cultural Affairs studios located at 9 W. Henry Street.

Three-week and six week classes are available, as well as weekend workshops. Visual arts class mediums include ceramics, glass, metalsmithing and painting and drawing. New this session are Intro to Lapidary Stone Cutting Workshop, Mixed Media in a Series Workshop, Children’s Artwork 2D/3D, Beginning Lapidary, and Ceramics Surface Design Sampler.

Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted. More info & registration forms are available by calling (912) 651-6783.

Session 4 – September 9 – October 18, 2013  Download the Registration Form.
See Class Descriptions page for more information about classes.

Youth & Adult Workshops
Cartooning Workshop $10, Ages 6+, Sat., Sept. 14, 10am-12pm
Intro to Lapidary Stone Cutting Workshop $50, Ages 17+, Sat., Sept. 14, 10am-2pm
Mixed Media in a Series Workshop $100, Ages 17+, September 24 & 26, 10am-2pm

Youth Visual Art Classes
Teen Clay $90, Ages 10-16, Wed., Sept. 11 – Oct. 16, 3:30-5:00pm
Children’s Artworks 2D/3D $75, Ages 6-10, Thurs., Sept. 12 – Oct. 17, 4:00-5:00pm


Connect with other moms: Join MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Pooler

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

MOPS in Pooler, SavannahYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Pooler Open House

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) connects moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world. Moms who are pregnant or have children through kindergarten are invited every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month to come eat, play and socialize. On-site childcare is provided.

Open House at Pooler First Presbyterian
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Time: 9:30-11:30am

For more information: Visit:  or email:


FREE Puppet People entertainment, water slide @ Labor Day Picnic, Richmond Hill

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Puppet People Savannah Children's BirthdaysYou’re invited to bring the kids to enjoy a great band, Puppet People entertainment at the Savannah Regional CLC Annual Labor Day Picnic on Sunday, Sept 1, 2013, noon to 4 PM @ J.F Gregory Park, Richmond Hill GA

Come and celebrate America’s working heroes. Free and open to the public. Food, fun and live entertainment. Activities for kids include the water slide and “Candy in The Haystack” along with a show by Angela Beasley’s Puppet People and Face painting.

Food is reasonably priced. There will also be a dessert bakeoff and 1st place wins $75, 2nd place wins $50 and 3rd place wins $25.

Schedule of events

12:30-1:30 Puppet people will  stroll with their giant puppets, at 2 Puppet People will perform an interactive puppet show, and from 1-3 Free face painting for those who come to this exciting event.

To be a sponsor or if you have any questions please contact Brett Hulme at More info here.

Angela Beasley’s Puppet People, “Making Magical Memories That Last A Lifetime!,, 3119 Furber Ave., Savannah, 31404 Office: 912.355.3366, Cell: 912.508.2266 email Puppet People is a advertiser

Open House @ Whitemarsh Day School, which offers a new half-day preschool this fall, Savannah

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Preschools on Wilmington Island, Whitemarsh (Savannah preschools)Looking for a preschool near Wilmington Island? Come to the Open House @ Whitemarsh Day School – which offers a hands on approach to early learning – on August 29th from 5-6pm.

If you are interested in joining the school family at Whitemarsh Day School, the preschool is enrolling new students now. The school has a few openings for their new half day preschool in the fall.  Their school year starts Tuesday, September 3 2013.

For more information on Whitemarsh Day School, check out their home page by clicking here or send an email.

Whitemarsh Day School is a preschool for ages 2-5 during the school year and 2-6 during Summer Camps. The new Whitemarsh preschool is located at 104 Penrose Dr. Savannah GA 31410

For information regarding the school please contact Miranda Maher at 912-659-8185

About Whitemarsh Day School
Whitemarsh Day School fosters a child’s sense of curiosity and imagination and provides a stimulating, safe, and fun environment for all our children. You’ll feel confident your child is being taken care of when you can’t be with him or her. Here are some of the fun activities and educational lessons your child will enjoy at our school:
Story time and sing-a-longs
Activities that teach through play and exploring the world around us
center choice time both inside and outdoors
Nutritious snacks
Letter recognition and writing
Circle time for sharing
Independent playtime
Pre-reading and beginning math
Work on large and small motor skill development
One-on-one time with teacher on a daily basis for progress assessment

Whitemarsh Day School, 104 Penrose Dr., Savannah, 31410, tel: 912-659-8185, Whitemarsh Day School is a advertiser

Violin and other instrument music lessons for kids in Savannah, Pooler

Monday, August 12th, 2013

violinHoping your child falls in love with a musical instrument this year?

For information on musical lessons, check with Beth Bevars, ensemble manager for Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra. She can email you a list of local musical instrument teachers, their specialties, locations, contact info, lesson tips etc. Email Beth at .

Beth offers lots of great tips about getting your child started with a musical instrument in my Q&A column with her here.

One tip Beth suggests is exposing your child to live music.

Savannah has many opportunities for kids to attend live music concerts including:

* FREE CONCERTs Armstrong Atlantic State University has several Music Department Concerts each semester featuring the band, chorus, jazz band, and percussion ensemble. There are also many student recitals. More info is available here.

* Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra More information and tickets prices visit

* Savannah Friends of Music newsletters are available at:

More info on Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra here.


Savannah’s biggest children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – is set for September 26-28, 2013

Monday, August 12th, 2013

High Cotton Kids fall 2013 consignment saleSavannah’s biggest children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids – is set for September 26-28, 2013!

Come shop consignment at its finest. High Cotton Kids is THE place to save a lot of money, make a lot of money and have a great time doing both! This fall’s 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! There is something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all fall and winter.

Consignor registration will open soon! 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 we accept and do not accept click here.

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event is sponsored by: The Ballet School, Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Christine Hall Photography and The Monogram Place.

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

High Cotton Kids Fall and Winter 2013 Show Hours 706 Mall Boulevard (formerly Seeds of Faith Bookstore), Savannah

Thursday, September 26

5:00 – 6:00 PM Shop for a Cause Presale benefiting The Next Generation. Check the details to shop early!

6:00 – 8:00 pm Open to the Public

Friday, September 27

9:00 am – 3:00 PM Open to the Public

Saturday, September 28

9:00 am – 1:00pm Open to the Public (Select items will be 40% OFF)

High Cotton Kids Consignment Fall 2013 upscale consignment sale, Sept. 26-28 2013 in Savannah,,  High Cotton Kids is a advertiser

After-school kids’ activities in the greater Savannah area

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Check out our new after-school activities tab by clicking here.

You’ll find so many intriguing kids’ activities that you’ll wish there were more weekdays including:

Snapology’s popular Inventor’s Club Robotic Class @ Lake Mayer for boys and girls ages 8-12. Snapology offers educational classes, camps and birthday parties with LEGO® bricks for Boys and Girls ages 3-13 in the greater Savannah area. Details here.

Pottery Classes @ Savannah’s Clay Spot begin in September. Details here.

Fall 2013 soccer toddler, beginner & youth leagues with Savannah United (formerly Savannah Celtic). Details here.

Art Classes @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler. Details here.

And more, more, more here.

2013 Fall Classes @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Savannah children's theatre

2013 Fall Classes @ Savannah Children’s Theatre

Click here for Registration Form

CREATIVE DRAMATICS $400 per session
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm

CD1 2nd thru 5th Grades Aug 27-Nov17
Show weekend Nov 15-17
CD2 6th thru 8th Grade Aug 20-Nov 10
Show weekends Nov 8-10
Teen Theatre 9th thru 12th Grade August 27-Nov 17
To Be Announced Show weekends Nov 15-17

Audition August 21 at 6:00 pm
8th thru 12th Grade
Monday & Wednesday 7:00-9:00 pm
Show weekends Dec 6-8 & 13-15

CREATIVE ADVENTURES $250 per session
Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm
August 28-November 13

$375/class per session
2nd grade and 7 years old thru 12th grade
Session 1 COOL YULE
Sep 2-Dec 20
Shows Thursday & Friday, Dec 19 & 20
Jazz/Tap Ballet

2013-14 Dance Classes

Savannah Children’s Theatre offers ballet, ballet/contemporary (for intermediate and advanced levels, jazz and tap. Classes meet once a week and the first semester will begin the week of September 2. The Winter Dance Show, Cool Yule, will be December 19 & 20.

More info here.

The Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 East Victory Drive, in the Crossroads Shopping Center.


The Savannah Children’s 2013-2014 Main Stage Musicals will be DISNEY’S TARZAN and SHREK THE MUSICAL!

FREE Fire Station Visit for Kids & Caregivers, Thunderbolt

Monday, August 12th, 2013


The library storytime group will go on a short trip across from the Thunderbolt Library to meet our firefighter friends and learn about fire safety. For ages 3 and up. FREE & open to the public.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, August 13, 11 a.m.

When you shop @ Kroger, you can earn money for Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Thanks to the Kroger Community Rewards Program, every time you shop at Kroger, you can earn money for Park Place Outreach, Youth Emergency Shelter in Savannah.

All you need to do is link your Kroger Plus Card to Park Place Outreach and Kroger will donate money to Park Place Outreach every quarter.

Follow these simple steps and start your support today: 1. Go to; 2. Sign into your online Kroger account (or create an account if you don’t have one). You can set-up an account using your Plus Card number or Alternate ID; 3. Once logged into your account, click Kroger Community Reward and search for Park Place Outreach using it’s organizational # (102801); and 4. Select “Park Place Outreach”, hit Save and your card is registered. Registering your Plus Card to support Park Place Outreach does not affect your fuel points or grocery discounts in any way.

Visit Park Place Outreach’s website at

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter received a $750 grant on July 15 from the York Children’s Foundation through Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors.

The York Foundation is the charitable arm of leading casket manufacturer, The York Group, dedicated to awarding grants to non-profit organizations committed to serving the needs of children. Each time a casket is purchased at Fox & Weeks, a portion of the money is donated to the York Children’s Foundation in the name of the deceased.

Fox & Weeks is the only funeral home in the area participating in the York Children’s Foundation program, and eligible charitable organizations in Savannah and Chatham County may apply for grants quarterly at

The York Children’s Foundation was established in 1992 and is affiliated with the Mathews International Corporation casket division. The organization has contributed more than $2.5 million to mostly community-based children’s charities throughout the country via quarterly grants, including a $750 grant in 2012 to Savannah/Chatham Court Appointed Special Advocates through Fox & Weeks.

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please call 912-234-4048, visit or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

You’re invited: Open House at Maggie’s Morning School, Fri. Aug. 16, Savannah (Savannah preschools, pre-K)

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Savannah part-time pre-K for 4-year-olds Maggies Morning School

The popular Savannah preschool Maggie’s Morning School will have an Open House Friday, August 16, from 4-6 pm. Come & find out what makes Maggie’s “The Creative Alternative” for Pre-school.

Maggie’s Morning School is a NAEYC accredited private, non-profit pre-school at 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405.

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

Description Maggie’s Morning School has been serving Savannah since 1982. The school has 2, 3, and 5 half day and full day programs for children 18 months (by Sept. 1) through age four, and the Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Pre-Kindergarten program. Maggie’s provides an exceptional and unique learning environment in order to facilitate social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in each child.

For the school year, Maggie’s serves children ages 18 months (by Sept 1) through 3 classes of State-Funded (FREE) Pre-K. Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers part-time preschool for 4-year-olds.

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

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

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

Dyslexia Tutoring in Savannah with an Orton-Gillingham Academy trained tutor

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Dyslexia tutoring in Savannah

For many kids dealing with dyslexia, back-to-school means back to struggling to master the skills of reading and writing.

With the right help, dyslexia and related reading problems can be overcome. Take the first step to cracking the code and learning about the skills that can be life changing by visiting the Dyslexia Tutoring in Savannah Web site.

Dyslexia is the most under-diagnosed learning disability and is at the root of many academic difficulties.

Reading tutor Casey Welsh offers the one-on-one Orton-Gillingham Approach reading tutoring to students. Casey is an Orton-Gillingham trained tutor. Learn more by clicking here.

Dyslexia Tutoring in Savannah, contact Casey Welsh, , 912.507.1868, , Dyslexia Tutoring in Savannah is a advertiser.