Archive for March, 2014

Uncle Maddio’s will donate 10% of daily sales Tues. March 25 to a Savannah toddler with disabilities

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Uncle Maddio's kid-friendly pizza joint in SavannahUncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Savannah Gives Back

Restaurant Launches Fundraiser for Local Savannah Toddler

Uncle Maddio's Savannah Fund raiser

Emma Duke with her mom

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint at 7805 Abercorn St #2, takes charge to help raise money for a local Savannah toddler who suffers from severe medical issues. Emma Duke, of Savannah, Ga. is not your ordinary toddler. With an immune deficiency and a severe spine abnormality, she spends many of her days in treatment and therapy. So when Uncle Maddio’s management team, learned that Emma would be going through a comprehensive surgery this summer, they leapt into action, planning a fundraiser for Emma and her medical bills.

Maddio’s manager Ashley, says “Having a child with disabilities is never easy, and the cost of treatment is even harder. We hope to make an impact on this family’s life by helping to lessen the stress of hefty medical bills.”.

Eat @ Uncle Maddio’s Tues. March 25 to help Emma

Throughout the day on March 25th, Uncle Maddio’s will donate 10% of daily sales to the Duke Family. There will also be performances from the International Coastal Youth Choir. Local musicians Amy Taylor, Hugh Russell and Gambol are all donating their time and talent for the event.

More information about the event is available by clicking here.
For any questions about our event, or how to get involved, please email us at Abercorn@unclemaddios.com  or call 912.777.4479

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, 7805 Abercorn Street #2, Savannah, 31406, (912) 777-4479 email abercorn@unclemaddios.com, On Facebook here.  Uncle Maddio’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

Puppet People Monkey Bubbles Puppet Workshop & Show, 3/28, Savannah

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Puppet People Monkey Bubbles workshop Savannah

Monkey Bubbles Puppet Workshop & Show @ the Puppet People Studio, 3119 Furber Ave., Savannah 31404
Bring your young ones to this weekday event on Friday, March 28th @ 11 AM

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE by clicking here.

Contact 912.355.3366, email puppets@puppetpeople.com  or visit www.PuppetPeople.com

Puppet People, 912.355.3366, www.PuppetPeople.com , email puppets@puppetpeople.com , 3119 Furber Ave. , Thunderbolt, 31404 Puppet People is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Big Nasty Mud Run x5 (plus free kids’ run with adult registration), 4/5, Bloomingdale

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Big Nasty Mud Run x5: April 5 2014 in Bloomingdale
The mud is calling, join the thousands who have gone before you and challenge The Big Nasty Mud Run.

It is time for the 5th running of the Big Nasty. Sign up now for the most fun you can have playing in the mud. It is a test of your strength and endurance. It is a huge fundraiser for multiple charities and at the end of this challenge you will have forge a memory fit for a life time.
4.7 Miles, 30 obstacles, Lots of Mud.
•You must be 13 years of age
•Run solo or with a teammate (Team info here. )
•Compete or run just for the fun of it
•More Mud but Less Money, as much as $40 less per person
•Just 15 mins from Savannah, Ga with easy access from I-95
•Kids’ Run 7:45 AM and 11:05 AM (free with adult Registration)

To register or for more info, click here.

Endurance Race Services, LLC is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser, www.savannahraces.com/

Spring Time Is a Great Time to Renew Your Smile!

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah BlufftonYou sacrifice a lot of things for your kids. If your smile was one of them, Beyond Exceptional Dentistry can help you reclaim a beautiful, youthful smile.

And there’s no time like the spring time to fix a smile that is making you unhappy and get one you will be happy to share for all the special occasions of your kids’ lives.

It’s Never Too Late to Get Straight

Many of us never had the opportunity to get braces when we were kids. Others of us either had straight teeth as kids or got braces, but they got crooked over time.

Crooked teeth can give your smile character, and if you’re happy with them, it’s great, as long as you can keep them clean and don’t get food stuck in them. But if your crooked teeth make you unhappy, you can get them straight at virtually any time in your life, as long as your mouth is generally healthy.

Invisalign is a great way to get your teeth straightened without braces. Instead of metal wires, it uses clear plastic aligners. They fit on your teeth like a mouthguard, one for the upper teeth and one for the lower, if you’re getting both straightened. They’re practically invisible, and you can remove them for eating, cleaning your teeth, or for special occasions. You wear an aligner for about two weeks, then move on to the next one.

Invisalign takes about as long as braces, but it’s a lot more convenient, comfortable, and discreet.

For getting a straight smile faster, we offer “instant orthodontics.” You can get a straight smile in less than a month! In this procedure, we don’t move your teeth, we reshape them so that they’re straight, using porcelain veneers and sometimes dental crowns.

This is also a great way to get rid of a gap between your teeth, or take care of small peg laterals or a single “snaggletooth” that makes you self-conscious about your smile.

Read more by clicking here.

Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Earth Day Performances @ Live Oak Public Library branches, Savannah

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Wright Clarkson, Storyteller & Musician

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Get ready for Earth Day with this special “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!” program

StoryGuy Wright Clarkson combines musical instruments and costumes with his knowledge of cultures, traditions, myths and legends to lead his listeners to new worlds. He has taken a family heritage and infused it with an energy that makes each performance a magical experience that will spark a child’s imagination and fuel a youngster’s desire to learn. For ages 3 and older.

Hinesville Library, 368‐4003
Monday, April 14, 10:30 a.m.

Midway‐Riceboro Library, 884‐5742
Monday, April 14, 4 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354‐5864
Tuesday, April 15, 11 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925‐5432
Tuesday, April 15, 4 p.m.

Bull Street Library, 652‐3600
Wednesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826‐2222
Wednesday, April 16, 4:30 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748‐0471
Thursday, April 17, 10:30 a.m.

Islands Library, 897‐6233
Thursday, April 17, 1 p.m.

S.W. Chatham Library, 925‐8305
Thursday, April 17, 4:30 p.m.

Steam Days @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Steam Days at Georgia State Railroad Museum

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Stop by the Georgia State Railroad Museum in downtown Savannah this Sat. & Sun. March 22 & 23 2014 for a celebration of all things steam. There’s something for everyone with great behind the scenes tours, site tours by steam train and introducing…. the museum’s BRAND NEW Locomotion Lab!

General admission pricing applies for this great weekend – as always, members are FREE.

LOCOMOTION LAB
A Family Learning Space

This exciting new family space combines science, technology and fun with tons of self guided learning activities for all ages. Including the museum’s famous train table, a reading area, K’nex for older kids, an interactive steam locomotive diagram and much more.

For this very first open weekend Georgia State Railroad will debut two guided activities:
The Smoke Stack: Bernoulli’s Principle at 11:00 on March 22 & 23
Wood Block Floor: Tessallation at 2:00 on March 22 & 23

SPECIAL GUIDED TOURS

Celebrate steam with Georgia State Railroad Museum. There will be guided tours and fun behind-the-scenes looks into the Back Shops. For the full schedule CLICK HERE.

There will also be blacksmithing demonstrations from 10:00am until 4:00pm on both days

Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, 31401, http://chsgeorgia.org/Railroad-Musuem.html ,
Georgia State Railroad Museum is part of Coastal Heritage Society, which is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Soccer Camps with JA Soccer Academy & Storm Soccer Academy, Savannah & Hilton Head Is.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

summer camps 2014 savannah hilton head is

Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide. See it by clicking here.

Find the perfect summer camp for your kids in our SouthernMamas.com Savannah Summer Camp Guide 2014! Browse a wide range of summer camps throughout the Greater Savannah & Lowcountry area—you’re bound to find a camp that’s ideal for your child. Check out our new 2014 Summer Camps Guide by clicking here.

 

JA Soccer Academy Summer Camps: Available in Savannah and Hilton Head – Ages 4 through 16 presented by JA Soccer Academy & Storm Soccer Academy

These camps are the perfect soccer camp to improve in all areas of the game.  These camps are beneficial for beginners as well as advanced players.  From Sweet Feet aged players to the highest level of youth soccer participants, JA Soccer Academy Camps/.Storm Soccer Academy Camps offer a unique, dynamic soccer environment in which players master the mental, physical, and technical skills of the game.

Storm Soccer Academy camps are perfect for all ages and all levels from beginners to advanced players.

Storm Soccer Academy camps offer a unique, dynamic soccer environment that every player loves and wants to come back for!

Don’t want to take the summer off? Looking to get ahead? Storm Soccer Academy participants will love the training environment as this is the perfect local opportunity to continue developing with Storm over the summer. Choose the camp and program that fits your needs and schedule

JA Soccer Academy Summer Camps has an option for everybody in Savannah, Hilton Head and the surrounding areas.
The full day schedule runs from 9:00 to 4:00 while the half day schedule is from 9:00 to noon.  For more info, click here.
Camp will be offered at the following locations and dates:

FOR SOCCER SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULES, CLICK HERE.  

Storm Academy & Sweet Feet Academy, http://stormsocceracademy.com/, email bradnein@stormsocceracademy.com, (912) 257-3989, On Facebook here.  Storm Academy & Sweet Feet Academy are SouthernMamas.com advertisers

Read our Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide by clicking here.

Easter 2014: FREE Spring Carnival & Easter Egg Hunt, Savannah

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Easter Egg Hunts 2014 Savannah Easter 2014: FREE Spring Carnival & Easter Egg Hunt, Savannah
Saturday April 12 2014
11 AM-2 PM

New Convenant Church and Preschool is moving their annual open-to-the-public FREE Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Carnival to Baldwin Park neighborhood in Savannah this year. (In years past, it’s been held in Hull Park in Savannah’s Ardsley Park)

Activities include egg hunts, games, prizes, food and more. A day of family fun you will be sure to enjoy.
11 AM-2 PM Sat. April 12 2014
Baldwin Park playground @ E. 41st St. and Atlantic Ave., Savannah, 31401
FREE and open to the public. All are welcome!
(912) 232-7012 or 232-5658.

FOR MORE LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS 2014 & KID-FRIENDLY EASTER EVENTS, CLICK HERE.  (Easter 2014 is April 20 2014)

Summer Camps 2014 in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

summer camps 2014 savannah hilton head is

Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide. See it by clicking here.

Find the perfect summer camp for your kids in our SouthernMamas.com Savannah Summer Camp Guide 2014! Browse a wide range of summer camps throughout the Greater Savannah & Lowcountry area—you’re bound to find a camp that’s ideal for your child. Check out our new 2014 Summer Camps Guide by clicking here.

Read our Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide by clicking here.

Disney Deals – Save BIG This Spring & Summer

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Disney Summer Deals 2014Take advantage of 2 great promotions with BIG savings at select Walt Disney World resort hotels this Spring & Summer.

Travel this spring (most stays now through June 15, 2014) and you’ll enjoy up to 30% off your room. Upgrade to a Magic Your Way Package with Theme Park Tickets you’ll get an extra one day park ticket FREE (minimum 4-day ticket required).

Or if you’d like to travel this summer you can save up to 35% on your resort room and when you make that a vacation of 6 or more nights AND 6-day theme park ticket, you’ll save an extra 5%!!

These rooms are booking quick! Spring discount ends March 31st. Get your no-obligation vacation quote or for more details call 843-284-3241.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

Tara McCoy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Registration open for children’s classes at Coach Val’s Tumblegym, Wilmington Is.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is registering kids for different classes offered for various ages from walkers to 8 year olds.

Lots of spaces still available in many of the classes. New students can join at any time provided space available.

Visit schedule and rates page for updated information. Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive 50% off annual registration fee. Various classes offered including:

Wiggle Worms

30 mins/week walkers – 2 yrs accompanied by adult

GrassHoppers

45 mins/wk 2 to 3 yrs accompanied by adult

Bumble Bees

60 mins/week 3 to 4 yrs

FireFlies 60 mins/week 4 to 6 yrs

DragonFlies

60 mins/week 6 to 8 yrs

Call 912-268-6003 or email val@coachvals.com.

Classes are in a safe, air conditioned, bug-free environment! Tumblegym’s experienced staff will keep your little one moving while having a great time.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym provides fun, imaginative exercise programs for children walking through 10 yr olds. Their curriculum integrates physical skill acquisition with social and cognitive learning concepts. Basic gymnastics and tumbling, ball handling skills, strength, balance, and all around coordination activities part of every class.

Please “like” Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Facebook here to keep up with latest news and specials.

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive 50% off annual registration fee.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003, www.coachvals.com, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Moms with Cameras class to start taking better pictures, April 6, Savannah

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

moms with cameras april 6 savannah Moms with Cameras class – Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Register for the April 6 2014 class by clicking here.

Is your fancy digital camera still in full auto – just like it was when you first took it out of the box? Why not sign up for Shuman Fine Art photography’s beginner’s photography class and learn how to get more from your camera and take better pictures! This class is PERFECT for mom and dads who desire better family snapshots!

The class will cover:
-10 Tips for Taking Better Photos and how to get your kids to cooperate
-How to get off auto mode
-Training Wheels
-How your lighting matters
-Using your Camera’s Basic Settings
-Lens Overview
-Practice shooting indoors and out
photography class for adults Savannah

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
-snacks
-cheat sheet for your camera bag
-swag bag
-Printed notes covering the lessons taught so that you can continue to practice and refine your skills at home
-A private Facebook group to stay connected and help each other learn even after class is over
-FUN!

WHAT’S REQUIRED:
-DSLR camera OR point and shoot camera
-camera manual
-pen and paper (in case I say something mind blowing and you want to remember it)
-any extra lens you may have

The three and a half hour group class is $135 per person (with an option to pay only half down). Class size is limited to 7 students so everyone will have an opportunity to ask specific questions. Reserve your spot today!

Interested in a private individual class? The private one-on-one photography class is a great way for a you to get help with your specific camera. We’ll cover the basics of what goes into an exposure, go over the features of your camera, and suggest when to use certain features of your camera to allow you to take better pictures. We’ll also cover the differences between different lenses and which lens is best during different circumstances. A three hour class at your home is $250.

If you would like more information or have any questions please call 912.826.4447 or email jillanes@shumanphoto.com

Register for the April 6 2014 class by clicking here.

Also please check out Shuman Fine Art Photography’s professional work here.

Jillane Tucker, Shuman Fine Art Photography.com, email jillanes@shumanphoto.com, 912.826.4447 http://www.shumanfineartphotography.com/ Shuman Fine Art Photography is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Coastal Kids Market announces new Pooler location for Spring 2014 sale

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Spring 2014 Coastal Kids Market consignment sale Pooler

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!  Coastal Kids Market has a NEW more convenient location for their Spring 2014 Market!  They will be welcoming all of their shoppers, consignors, and volunteers at the Ramada Inn in Pooler.

301 Governor Treutlen Rd  Pooler, GA 31322

For directions, click here.

Please help CKM spread the word.

Coastal Kids Market is  already getting in lots of smocking and specialty items through their tagging service.  You do NOT want to miss out on all of these spring goodies!  Consignor registration is open through Sunday, March 30th.

Sale hours are:
Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Consignors/Volunteers ONLY
Thursday, April 3rd, 5:00pm Charity Hour – $10 entry fee that CKM will donate to The Dream Campaign    (For more info on The Dream Campaign, click here.) 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – open to the public
Friday, April 4th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 5th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
**Select items half-price on Saturday

Coastal Kids Market, Upscale Spring 2014 Consignment Sale is April 3-5 , Pooler, GA, http://coastalkidsmarket.com/ (912) 655-4686, email contacts@coastalkidsmarket.com Coastal Kids Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Coming soon: Sharks & rays on display at Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center on Hwy. 170

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Port Royal Sound Maritime Center A state-of-the-art maritime center is scheduled to open in May off S.C. 170 at the site of the former Lemon Island Marina near Beaufort, Bluffton & Hilton Head Is. S.C. (and a roughly 45 minute to an hour drive from Savannah).

The Port Royal Sound Maritime Center will feature touch-screen exhibits, classrooms, hands-on learning spaces and other areas where everyone can learn and celebrate the uniqueness of the Port Royal Sound and have diverse and fun opportunities to experience and connect with the Port Royal Sound area.

We can’t wait!

Picture 8-foot-wide jaws of a megalodon shark in the reception area; exhibits of suspended models of a tiger shark, a loggerhead sea turtle, bottleneck dolphin & cownose rays; a 2,400-gallon tank with cobia, red drum & small sharks;  a shallow tank with fish & rays for visitors to touch; a moon-and-tides exhibit featuring interactive displays explaining Port Royal Sound’s large tides; a sounds exhibit that will allow visitors to listen to the songs of dolphins & fish picked up by a submerged microphone near the center – according to the Island Packet.

Read more here.

Stay connected to Port Royal Sound Foundation & informed when there’s a scheduled opening date by liking the foundation on Facebook here.

Easter Egg Hunts 2014: Egg Hunt & Easter Pageant, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

easter egg hunts 2014Easter Egg hunt combined with a children’s musical/dinner theater @ Hilton Head Presbyterian Church, 4 PM Sun. April 13 2014.

The Easter Egg hunt will begin at 4PM at the church and will include some crafts and fun activities.
At 5:30PM, the church’s Kids’ Club Choir will perform their Easter Pageant entitled “The Easter Pageant at Mr.Pigg’s Barbeque Emporium”. The setting and theme of this musical will be a good southern BBQ restaurant. There will be “games and gizmos; perfect pickled peppers and peanut butter pies, pumpernickel pretzels and a pineapple surprise, sausages and sauces and spicy sauerkraut, and oodles or strudels you cannot live without.

Dinner will be southern-style pig pickin barbeque dinner with all the fixins. Cost: $5 per person (max $20 per family) suggested donation for those staying for dinner.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Register via email or phone: (843) 689-6362 email info@hiltonheadpca.com

Hilton Head Presbyterian Church, 235 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, (843) 689-6362 email info@hiltonheadpca.com , www.hiltonheadpca.com

FOR MORE LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS & EASTER, CLICK HERE.  

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah Bluffton Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton offers the best in cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ relief, facelift dentures, implants, Invisalign, sleep apnea, and sedation dentistry.

Brad Durham Dentistry places an emphasis on understanding our patients’ needs and desires, custom tailored individualized dental plans, comfortable and predictable treatment, and running on time.

Brad Durham Dentistry Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Brad Durham Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Easter 2014: Dye Easter Eggs Naturally With Food

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Dye Easter Eggs Naturally with Food

Concerned about dye in your child’s foods?

Then consider dying your Easter Eggs naturally this year with foods. That’s right, move over PAAS Easter Egg dye. Cabbage, blackberries, beets and more can be used to dye egg shells.

The helpful (and healthful) Website The Whole Tulip offers instructions on how you can color your eggs additive-free using real food. Check it out here. Happy Dye-Free Egg Hunting.

FOR INFO ON LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS & EASTER EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Easter 2014: FREE EPIC Easter Egg Hunt, Richmond Hill

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Free easter egg hunt richmond hill ga. Join Consumed Church in Richmond Hill, Ga. Saturday, April 12 2014 from 11 AM to 1 PM for an EPIC Easter Egg Hunt

This event is totally free and will include 10,000 Easter eggs and inflatable slides and bounce houses for all ages as well as face painting and cotton candy! There will be hotdogs, chips, and drinks for sale and every penny made will go toward funding the Haiti mission trip this summer.

Consumed Church
388 Longwood Drive
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
More details here.

FOR MORE LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS & EASTER KID’ ACTIVITIES CLICK HERE.

New kids’ program @ The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Sandbox Dig program New program: Discover. Imagine. Grow.

Come D.I.G. at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is, Tuesdays 10:30 AM-11:30 AM.

Through the guise of play and exploration, D.I.G will empower young children by encouraging and guiding development of the skills needed for their success in learning and in life: language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being. Geared toward children 3-PreK. Included with paid museum admission. First come First serve, sign up at check-in. Click here for more info on the DIG program

The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org, 18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 email:crinehart@thesandbox.org 

Easter Egg Hunts 2014: Easter Eggstravaganza, Hilton Head Is.

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Easter 2014: Easter Egg Hunts in Savannah, Hilton Head Is. You’re invited to the Easter Eggstravaganza on Hilton Head Is.

10 AM Saturday, April 12 @ Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Is.

For Children ages 2-15
Cost:$10
Events include:
Easter Egg Hunt
Moon Bounces & Slides
Carnival Games

Organized by the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center.

Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head, SC 29926

FOR MORE LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS & EASTER KID’ ACTIVITIES CLICK HERE.

Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens, March 27-30 2014

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Savannah Tour of homes and Gardens 2014The 2014 Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens is March 27-30.

For tickets, please click here

The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannah’s finest private homes and admire the special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. In addition to home and garden walking tours, you can also enjoy some exclusive special events as well as some of the best food and hospitality the South has to offer.

Savannah has the largest urban landmark historic district in the United States. In this 2.5 square mile area, there is an astonishingly preserved genteel city encompassing the beauty, architecture and history of the old South. Savannah was founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe whose colonial plan was based on a grid of residences and broad thoroughfares with spacious public squares at regular intervals. This design has blossomed into a gracious city whose downtown has been enhanced by more than fifty years of preservation activity. Twenty-two oak-canopied squares surrounded by lovely homes and churches give Savannah a character of its own.

Events fill quickly and may have limited seatings, so please reserve your tickets early. Tickets information here.

The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens, www.savannahtourofhomes.org On Facebook here. The Savannah Tour of Homes & Garden is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

5K Trail Run at St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., Savannah

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

St. Andrew's 5K Savannah

St. Andrew’s School is hosting the first-ever 5K Trail Run on March 29 at the school on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

Kid Run (age 10 and under)  8 a.m.
5K Run  8:15 a.m.
5K Walk  9:30 a.m.

Register online at www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/lions

Cost is $25 and supports St. Andrew’s student athletes

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410, www.saintschool.com  St. Andrew’s School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Daytrip from Savannah: Fort King George Historic Site, Darien

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Fort King George Darien Ga. Fort King George Historic Site – Darien, Ga.

Fort King George is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. More info here.

Fort King George Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Rd SE, Darien , GA 31305, http://gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge

Wormsloe Historic Site Spring Events: Lantern Tour, Guided Civil War Hike & More, Savannah

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Wormsloe Historic Site Spring Events 2014Spring 2014 family events at Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Tuesday, March 25, 3 PM to 4 PM
Join one of the foremost experts in Marsh Ecology in the region as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. This is a fantastic way to welcome Spring back. Register in advance. Tour Begins at 10 AM. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.

Hike to Battery Wimberly
Wednesday, March 26, 10 AM to 4 PM
Civil War History Event: Join Wormsloe’s Interpretive Rangers as they lead an educational hike to the earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Explore some of the most pristine earthworks remaining in the South. Expect a few surprises along the way, including some of the soldiers who occupied the fort. $4.50 – $10 912-353-3023.

“Hidden Wormsloe” Tour
Thursday, March 27 to Friday, Mar 28, 2014 10 AM to 4 AM
Explore some of the places unavailable to the public and interesting sites that most will never see. This tour will be conducted by golf cart and seating is limited so make your reservation now to secure a seat. Three tours beginning at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:30pm. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.

Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Saturday, March 29, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Join one of the foremost experts in Marsh Ecology in the region as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. This is a fantastic way to welcome Spring back. Register in advance. Come prepared to get muddy. $4.50-$10 $5 parking. 912-353-3023.

Wormsloe Lantern Tours
Saturday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours by lantern take you to the Tabby Ruins where you will meet Noble Jones himself. The Colonial life area will be aglow with a lively village celebrating the arrival of Spring. 912-353-3023.

African-American culture at Wormsloe
Friday, March 28, to Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 4 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Guest historians tell the story of the African American history of Wormsloe. Discover the connection between Wormsloe and the small community of Pinpoint. Interpretive Rangers will be on hand to offer tours and answer questions as well. $10 Adults $9 Seniors $4.50 Youths 912-353-3023.

War of Jenkins’ Ear
Saturday, May 24, until Monday, May 26, 1 PM to 4 PM
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a tour to the tabby ruins and then to Colonial Life for military drills, musket and cannon firings, and a reenactment. $10 adults $9 seniors/military. 912-353-3023.

For more information Wormsloe Historic Site, click here.

Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah , GA 31406, http://gastateparks.org/Wormsloe