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High Cotton Kids children’s consignment event is Feb. 26-28

Monday, January 12th, 2015

High Cotton Kids Savannah Sale Spring 2014Savannah’s biggest children’s consignment event – High Cotton Kids  is set for February 26-28th!

NEW Hours!

Thursday, February 26th 6-8 PM, Friday, February 27th 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday, February 28th 9 AM to 2 PM.

NEW Location!

2125 E.Victory Drive. (formerly Savannah Sharks, near Chick fil A)

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 spring’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 sponsors and vendors with great products, merchandise and services.

Consignor registration is open! 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.

Stay connected and get updates about the event by liking High Cotton Kids on Facebook here. High Cotton Kids will have some exciting giveaways this year including preview party passes, line-hopper passes, merchandise from select vendors and gift certificates to the show.

High Cotton Kids Consignment Event is sponsored by: Christine Hall Photography, Baby Love and Threads.

High Cotton Kids, http://www.highcottonkids.com/, email  info@highcottonkids.com High Cotton Kids is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Kids Free Night & Family Discounts @ Savannah Tire Hockey Classic, Jan. 15-17

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Savannah Tire Hockey Classic 2015 ticketsThe Savannah Tire Hockey Classic is this week – Jan. 15-17 – at the Savannah Civic Center with family discounts & kids-free night.

This collegiate ice hockey event is hosted by the Savannah Sports Council, a division of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Savannah.

Tickets to this event are $10 for mezzanine seats and $14 for loge seats on Thursday, $12 and $16 on Friday, and $14 and $18 on Saturday with $2 off discounts available with a military or college ID. To purchase tickets online, please visit SavannahTireHockeyClassic.com.

Children 12 and younger can attend the game for free on Thursday night Jan. 15 during Kids Night

Groups can receive discounted family 4- and 5- person packages for Friday and Saturday nights.

The Savannah Tire Hockey Classic is a collegiate hockey tournament that features six of the South’s hockey teams: University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech, Florida State University, University of South Carolina and The Citadel. The schedule is as follows:

Opening Night Thursday, January 15 (Kids FREE Night. Kids 12 & younger are free)
Citadel vs. University of South Carolina at 7 p.m.

Come out on Thursday to Kid’s Night presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Kids 12 & under are FREE. The first 100 people over the age of 18 will reSo don’t miss out on opening night.

Friday, January 16 (Family Discounts)
Georgia Tech vs. Florida State University at 6 p.m.
University of Georgia vs. University of Florida at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 17 (Family Discounts)
University of Florida vs. Florida State University at 5:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech vs. University of Georgia at 8:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, please call the Savannah Civic Center box office at 912.651.6556. For more information about the Savannah Tire Hockey Classic or to purchase tickets online, please visit SavannahTireHockeyClassic.com.

For more information on this event, please contact Jonathan Sykes at 912.644.6452 or email him at JSykes@VisitSavannah.com.

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Soldier programs & kids’ programs @ Coastal Heritage Society sites, Savannah

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Old Fort Jackson Savannah

Old Fort Jackson, Savannah is open daily.
1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, 31404

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Special Program @ Old Fort Jackson Sat. April 4 & Sun. April 5

For almost 100 years, soldiers defended Savannah from invasion while stationed on Salter’s Island, the location of Fort Jackson. The strategic importance of this location was vividly illustrated during the American Revolutionary War and Fort James Jackson played a crucial role during the War of 1812 and the American Civil War. Throughout the weekend visitors will participate in a variety of hands on activities appropriate for all ages to learn about the daily life of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson. Such activities include marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill, and musket and cannon demonstrations. Visitor will learn about the many individuals and units of the of the Revolutionary War , War of 1812, and Civil War that are part of the story of a Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

 

Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours:

Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday*-Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm

*Special Holiday Opening: On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10am-4pm.

Come on out to learn and play with Savannah Children’s Museum. All programming subject to change. Details here. 

(Regular school year hours are Wednesdays-Sundays)

Fridays
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Hooray for History

Saturdays 
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Family Fitness
1 PM: Super Science
2 PM: Awesome Art

Sundays
Open 11 AM-4 PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1 PM: Hooray for History
2 PM: Family Fitness

Wednesdays 
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Awesome Art

Thursdays
Open 10AM-4PM
11AM Story time
1PM Creative Crafts

Fridays
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Hooray for History

Program descriptions

Hooray for History: programming has been specifically designed to introduce basic historical information to young children in an age appropriate and FUN way. Generally appropriate for ages 3-8.
Family Fitness: brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning.
Creative Crafts : a fun program designed to allow children to create something special to take home using their imaginations and creativity. This program is generally appropriate for ages 3-12.
Story Time: (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)
Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, emailinfo@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

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Cooking Playdates & new Freezer Meal Club with Tummy Time Foods, Savannah

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Kids Cooking Birthday Parties Savannah Pooler

Kids Can Cook!
Tummy Time Foods in Savannah provides hands-on cooking and nutrition events for kids of all ages! Our signature Kids Cooking Parties are the tastiest way to learn and play! In addition to these deliciously amazing events, we also provide Birthday Cooking Parties, At-Home Cooking Parties, Cooking Classes, Cooking Camps and Family Nutrition Coaching.

Looking for a creative idea for your child’s birthday? Looking for a creative activity for your kids during winter break? Book your Kids Cooking Party today at www.tummytimefoods.com.

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Pooler kids activities Tiny Tots Playdates Tummy Time Foods

Weekly Tiny Tots Play Dates
Tuesdays at 10-11am.
Join Tummy Time Foods for the most creative play date in town. Kids ages 5 and under will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two seasonal food crafts—one to eat and one to keep. The cost is only $10 per child! Play Dates take place at the Tom Triplett Park Conference Room.

Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased individually or in a 4-session bundle by clicking here.

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Frozen Playdate Savannah Children's Museum Tummy Time Foods

TWO Tiny Tots Play Dates in Savannah
Tiny Tots Play Date
Friday, January 16
New Session Added: 11:30am-12:30pm
Savannah Children’s Museum
Calling all kids ages 5 and under for the most creative culinary experience in town! Come experience Tummy Time Foods’ Tiny Tots Play Date at Savannah Children’s Museum on January 16th. Kids will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two delicious, seasonal food crafts– one to eat and one to keep! This month’s theme is “Frozen”!
The 10am session is full, so an additional session has been added at 11:30am-12:30pm!
Space is limited and tickets are $10 per child. To purchase tickets, click here. 
Contact Adrienne Edge with questions at adrienne@tummytimefoods.com. Advanced tickets are required. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Cooking Party Playdate on MLK Jr Day Savannah Tummy Time Foods

School’s Out on MLK Jr. Day… Let’s Cook!

When school is out, the kitchen is open!

Join Tummy Time Foods on MLK Day, January 19 at 1-3pm at Ampersand for a deliciously awesome MLK Day Kids’ Cooking Party.

This event is for kids ages 6 and up and promises to be a stirrin’ good time.

Kids will make a delicious, healthy meal from scratch while learning the importance of a nutritious diet! The cost is $20 per child. Advanced tickets are required and seating is limited. Click here  for
tickets.

For more information, contact Adrienne Edge at 912.996.7120.

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Freezer Meal Club Tummy Time Foods

TTF Freezer Meal Club- You’ve Never Done Freezer Meals Like This!

One day, two hours, eight meals and YOU! You’ve never done Monthly Freezer Meal Clubs like this. Tummy Time Foods provide the recipes, food, disposable bakeware… everything you need to leave with 8 ready-to-cook meals for the freezer, oven or crock pot!

This group will enjoy food, fun and fellowship while preparing the meals onsite! Participants will also assist in preparing an additional set of meals to donate to families participating in the organizations, “Mommy Has Breast Cancer” and “Mommy Is In Treatment”.

The TTF Freezer Meal Club meets every first Saturday (beginning Saturday, February 7) at 10am-12:30pm at the Savannah State Farmer’s Market.

The cost is only $75.00 per person for 8 meals. For more information, contact Adrienne Edge at info@tummytimefoods.com or 912.996.7120. Advanced tickets are required and are available here .

Tummy Time Foods, www.tummytimefoods.com, (912) 996-7120 email info@tummytimefoods.com On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Ocean-themed family films & children’s program @ Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival, Savannah

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival 2015 Savannah The 12th annual Gray’s Reef Ocean Festival comes to the Lucas Theatre in downtown Savannah for two nights this week and a full day of ocean-themed films this Saturday Jan. 17 for the entire family. Learn more here. 

Sat. Jan. 17 Film Festival schedule 

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Morning Children’s Session 11 AM-NOON Sat. Jan. 17

Introduction and Sanctuary Overview

A short introduction of the beauty and importance of your National Marine Sanctuaries; together we are making a difference for ourselves and our future generations.

Ain’t No Fish

A cheeky animated film featuring signing seals in the Arctic.

Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant

Chef Papa Cloudy makes a sustainable menu after learning about overfishing; includes a song sung by octopus songstress Octo!

The Coralax

Inspired by Dr. Suess’ The Lorax and created by a group of 7th graders, The Coralax communicates the need for reef protection to the young and the young at heart.

Winter: The Dolphin that Can

A baby dolphin caught in a crab trap rope is rescued and faces losing her tail, learning to swim without a tail, and then the miracle of swimming again with a new prosthetic tail. Personal accounts and stories are shared from children and a wounded soldier who found her to be a life-changing role model.
Click here to watch film trailer.

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

Diving beneath the surface into Gray’s Reef, researchers explore Georgia’s own National Marine Sanctuary to learn more about the beautiful living carpet of plants and animals that cover rocky ledges, others that live within nooks and crannies, and the fishes and turtles that are drawn to this live-bottom reef.

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Emerging Filmmakers Showcase 1:30-3:35 PM

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Saturday Afternoon Session 4-6:15 PM

Antarctica: On the Edge
Swains Island

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Saturday Evening Session 7-9:30 PM

Deep Sea Challenge
Q&A with John Bruno,
Deep Sea Challenge Expedition Film Director
Closing Reception on Stage at the Lucas Theatre: 9:30-11 pm

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Friday, Jan 16

7-8 PM
Introduction and Sanctuary Overview
A short introduction of the beauty and importance of your National Marine Sanctuaries; together we are making a difference for ourselves and our future generations.

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Diving beneath the surface into Gray’s Reef, researchers explore Georgia’s own National Marine Sanctuary to learn more about the beautiful living carpet of plants and animals that cover rocky ledges, others that live within nooks and crannies, and the fishes and turtles that are drawn to this live-bottom reef.

Great White Shark
Great White Shark explores the great white’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.

8-8:15 pm BREAK

8:15-10:15 pm

Sylvia Earle Introduction

Mission Blue
Mission Blue tells the story of world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe on an urgent mission to shed light on the dire condition of Earth’s oceans.
Click here to watch film trailer.

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Tickets are on sale here
All ticket sales are donations to Gray’s Reef NMSF with the following amounts.
Friday evening: $5
Saturday morning children’s program only: $5
Saturday all films: $10
Saturday night reception: $15

The Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation supports the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Georgia’s best kept SEAcret! They are a local chapter of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and are co-hosting the 12th annual Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival at The Lucas Theatre, that is expected to draw 2,000 coastal residents and ocean enthusiasts.

Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31401, http://lucastheatre.com/

Simplify your Friday: Enjoy a $21 fresh, pick-up meal for 4 from SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit, Savannah

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

fresh meal pick up program Savannah FOHTY SCAD cafe bon appetit

 

Enjoy fresh food that is flavorful and cooked to perfection from SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit in Savannah with dinner for four for the low price of only $21.

Simply email Eric Davidson at eric.davidson@cafebonappetit.com by 2 PM Thursday Jan. 15. Please put FOHTY in the subject line. Remember to include your name and the number of dinners you would like to order in your email.  Please let him know that you were referred by SouthernMamas.com.

Don’t forget to share with your friends . After five referrals, you’ll receive a FREE meal.

Meals are ready for pick up (complete with reheating instructions) on Fridays between 3-6PM at Jo’s Cafe, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Methods of payment include: credit card, cash.

Savor your meal & your no-cook Friday.

Learn more here. 

SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit,  http://scad.cafebonappetit.com/events/, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401 email eric.davidson@cafebonappetit.com. On Facebook here. SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Discount on Parent & Me Kindermusik Program, Savannah

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

kindermusik mommy and me savannahTake part in the annual “I LOVE KINDERMUSIK” week with Kindermusik in Savannah.

Enjoy door prizes, coloring contests, a fun community outreach project and Kindermusik’s SHARE THE LOVE discount.

Here’s how the SHARE THE LOVE discount works: IF you are enrolled for weekly classes in Kindermusik in Savannah in February, then you are automatically eligible. All you have to do is find ONE new-to-Kindermusik family that wants to join you for March classes, and BOTH of you will get to “share” one enrollment.

If your friend is enrolled by Feb. 28, then BOTH of you pay only 1/2 price for the month of March. That’s right… two enrollments for the price of one in March only – you both get 4 weeks of classes, AND all of the March home materials, for the cost of only ONE enrollment. Join in February to be eligible for this LOVE-ly one-time deal.

New Musical Monthly Playdate for the month of January

The musical playdate will be Wed. Jan. 21, 10AM. The theme: “On the Road!” It’s open for ages 0-7. All participants receive an instrument/prop, 10 Kindermusik songs, and a BONUS gift at the end of class. Admission is $15. Siblings pay only $5. Enroll today, as spaces are limited.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.”

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE PARENT & ME ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & HILTON HEAD IS. , CLICK HERE. 

Savannah Hope Affiliates offers therapy for children & adults including yoga for kids; grief recovery groups & more

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Music, Art, Yoga Therapy for children Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates is offering two new grief recovery groups; a living the four agreements group; and yoga classes beginning at the end of January.

For more information, visit www.savhope.com.

yoga Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates in partnership with Hope Counseling Center in Savannah provides services & support to children & adults through an integrative approach to wellness.

Offerings range from parent training in educational advocacy, counseling, Grief Recovery Method groups or one-on-one sessions, play therapy, yoga for anxiety reduction & nutrition consultations.

Their staff is fully licensed and/or certified in their prospective fields & strive to offer hope instilling, uniquely tailored treatment plans and/or life paths that allows each child, family, adult, and/or couple to develop & obtain their goals in a supportive environment.

Learn more about Savannah Hope Affiliates’ therapeutic classes, educational consulting, grief recovery & their team here. 

Savannah Hope Affiliates, 37 West Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201 Savannah, 31406, email amcglynn.sha@gmail.com, tel.912.201.3025, savhope.com

Learn about Savannah, Pooler preschools, public & private schools & homeschool programs @ Pooler MOPS Educational Fair 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Pooler Educational Fair 2015 Pooler MOPS Savannah Schools The Pooler MOPS will host their free Annual Educational Fair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 9:30 AM – 1 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Pooler.

The Educational Fair features preschools, public school representatives, private schools, homeschool co-ops, early intervention programs and more.

Choosing an educational route can be confusing. At the fair parents can find out about the Chatham County lottery, explore preschools, check out private schools or find a homeschool group.

If a family is looking for education options for their little ones in the Savannah and surrounding area, this is the event to attend.

The following schools/organizations have confirmed plans to attend: Bible Baptist School, First Steps, The Habersham School, Kids Connection Preschool/Countryside Baptist, The Learning Treehouse in Rincon, Little Miracles Learning Center in Bloomingdale, Memorial Day School, FACES Homeschooling Co-op, Risen Savior Christian Academy, Growing in the Son Early Learning Christian Academy at Savannah Christian Church, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah Country Day School, St. Frances Cabrini, Trinity Preschool, a Chatham County public school representative for answering questions about the lottery and the public school options, Babies Can’t Wait(Early Intervention program), Teach Right, Preschool Intervention Program, The Sandbox Children’s Museum of Hilton Head, Classical Conversations homeschool group.

And more schools and organizations are being added daily!

For more information about the free Pooler MOPS Educational Fair, check the Pooler MOPS Facebook page here or contact Christine Darulla at PoolerMops@gmail.com.

Pooler MOPS Educational Fair
@ First Presbyterian Church of Pooler
1115 Hwy 80 East, Pooler, 31322
9:30AM-1PM Wed. Jan. 28

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You’re invited: Get Fit Challenge 2015 with Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Stroller Fitness Classes Savannah Pooler Richmond Hill

You’re invited to take part in Stroller Strong Mom’s of Savannah’s Get Fit Challenge.

The Get Fit Challenge is a 10 week program that starts the week of January 19th and ends the week of March 30th.

It will include both a fitness assessment (during class time) and body composition assessment (before or after class) at the start and end of the program. The fitness assessment will include five different exercises that will be counted/timed. The body composition assessment will use a handheld bodyfat monitor.
You will receive points in the following ways:
-Class attendance
-Improvement in fitness assessment
-Improvement in body composition assessment
-How well you follow your nutrition goal

The Get Fit Challenge will happen during Stroller Strong Moms’ regular class days and times. The body composition testing will occur before or after class on those days.

Points will be tallied throughout the program and participants with the most points at the end of the 10 weeks will receive gift card prizes.  Participants will be divided into two groups based on the initial assessment results. This will make it fair across the board and encourage everyone to compete against others who are at their same fitness level.
You will take a before/after picture at class at the start and end of the program so you can see how much the hard work payed off!

Cost: $40 registration fee for the Get Fit Challenge. Payment can be made here.  Scroll halfway down and you will see it on the right side of the screen.

You have to be a member of SSM in order to participate in the Get Fit Challenge. But don’t worry, it’s easy to become a member. All you need to do is purchase a 1 month unlimited membership, 10 class pass, or 5 class pass. Check out the website and sign up to be a member at www.strollerstrongmoms.com.

Questions, concerns, comments can be sent to info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Sign up HERE

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Stroller Strong Moms offers stroller workout classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill,  Pooler where you can get a rigorous workout with your child in tow.

Newcomers are welcome & first class is free!

See the complete class schedule here. 

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah also offers indoor crossfit classes @ CrossFit SteadFast when temperatures are below freezing, a (well-deserved) Moms’ Night out & race of the month.

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com On Facebook here. On Twitter here, Strollerwww.strollerstrongmoms.com/wp/ Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah schools: Open house at Savannah Honor Academy, Feb. 8

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Savannah private schools Savannah Honor Academy

Learn more about Savannah Honor Academy – where every student is an honor student – at an open house on Sunday, February 8th at 3pm.

The open house will be at the school, which is located in the JEA Community Center at 5111 Abercorn Street. Reservations are required and should be made through Marla Cocalis (773-573-7328 or MarlaCocalis@yahoo.com). Childcare will be provided.

Savannah Honor Academy is a new independent K-5th grade school in the midtown Savannah area with the following features:

• Small class-size (12 students in each class)
• Mixed-age classes (K-2 & 3-5)
• Non-religious
• Private ($695/month with scholarship opportunities)
• Home-like environment
• Emphasis on inquiry, exploration, & critical thinking
• Project-based
• Meaningful assessment
• Teacher/Family collaboration
• Fun

Click here for more information.

Connect with Savannah Honor Academy on Facebook here.

Savannah Honor Academy, 5111 Abercorn St.Savannah, 31405 (2nd floor of JEA Community Center) email marlacocalis@yahoo.com, 773-573-7328 www.SavannahHonorAcademy.com, On Twitter here.   On Facebook here. Savannah Honor Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah preschools: Open Houses @ Growing in the Son Early Learning Christian Academy, Savannah

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Savannah Pooler Richmond Hill  preschools Growing in the Son

Growing in the Son Early Learning Christian Academy at Savannah Christian Church will begin Pre-Enrollment for all current students and their siblings beginning January 12th.

Enrollment for new students will begin on February 2nd.  Scholarship applications will also be available during this time. Applications are available in the GIS Administrative Office or online.

Open Houses for Prospective Students

Growing in the Son Early Learning Christian Academy will host two Open Houses for prospective students for the 2015-2016 school-year.

Open House for Pre-k (4 yr. old) students and Kindergarten students will be held on January 20th at 10AM.

Open House for 2 and 3 year olds will be held on January 21st at 10AM.

Both meetings will be held in the Coffee Bar at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd. A tour of classes will be provided. For further information, please contact Michele Newsome or the GIS Administrative Office at (912) 629-7494 or (912) 629-4734.

Growing in the Son Early Learning Christian Academy at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, GA, (912) 629-7494 or (912) 629-4734,  www.growinginthesonacademy.com Growing in the Son is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE admission to Fort Pulaski National Monument, Aug. 25

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will have free admission Aug. 25 providing a great opportunity for kids to take tours of the fort or become junior rangers @ Fort Pulaski.

Fort Pulaski is on Hwy 80 East Savannah, 31410-0757 tel: (912) 786-5787. Details here. 

FREE Entrance Days @ National Parks:
August 25
National Park Service Birthday
September 26
National Public Lands Day
November 11
Veterans Day

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR FREEBIES PAGE HERE. 

Junior Park Rangers

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonWhen you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.

The Ballet School Winter 2015 classes include Mommy & Me; Boys-Only program; & more, Savannah

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The Ballet School Savannah boys ballet classes

The Ballet School in Savannah offers classes for every age from “Tippy Toes” thru Adults.

This spacious, elegant studio in Piccadilly Square on Savannah’s Southside also has the largest ADULT and BOYS Program in the area.

Registration for Winter 2015 classes is under way. The Ballet School specializes in Classical Ballet & Traditional Character Dance. Pilates Barre Fusion, Tap, Jazz are also offered. To register, call 912.925.0903 or email theballetschool@comcast.net . Learn more here.

“Mommy & Me”

NEW 8-week session beginning.  Receive 10% off when you bring a friend who registers. Details here. 
Tuesday, Jan. 13 – Mar. 3, 2015
This fills quickly, don’t miss out. To register, call 912.925.0903 or email theballetschool@comcast.net

Variety of classes

Early Dance classes (Ages 2-5). Details here. 
Young Dancer classes (Ages 6 and up). Details here. 
Summer Camps
Adult Dance and Fitness (All Experience Levels). Details here. 
Pre-Professional (Placement only). Details here. 

To see the various classes offered, click here.  To register, call 912.925.0903 or email theballetschool@comcast.net

Boys & Young Men Only Classes

The Ballet School in Savannah offers the largest boys’ program in Savannah including Ballet, Pilates Barre Fusion, Tap, Jazz, and Traditional Character Dance. To register, call 912.925.0903 or email theballetschool@comcast.net

The Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn Street, Suite 8, Piccadilly Square, Savannah, 31406 (912)925-0903, email theballetschool@comcast.net, www.theballetschoolsav.com  On Facebook here.  The Ballet School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Play in snow @ Hilton Head Snow Day 2015

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

things to do with kids on Hilton Head Is. Play in snow & have snowball fights @ the 2015 Hilton Head Snow Day on January 24, 2015 from 11am-4pm at Shelter Cove Community Park. The event is hosted by The Island Recreation Association and title sponsor Coastal Pediatric Dentistry.

This family event will have inflatable rides, snowfield, pony rides and entertainment.

For the kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event.

Admission is $10 per person from ages 2-17. All food and beverage are sold separately.

For more information: (843) 681-7273 or visit www.islandreccenter.org. You can also “like” Island Recreation Association on Facebook here for daily and weekly updates.

Savannah piano, sax, clarinet instrument lessons & group parent-and-me classes @ Ms. Amy’s School of Music

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Savannah piano instrument lessons Ms Amy School of Music

If you’ve been trying to sign your child up for music lessons at the popular Ms. Amy’s School of Music in Savannah, now’s your chance

Group parent-and-me classes are  offered at Ms. Amy’s School of Music 4 days a week for ages 18 month-4 years.

Private Piano, Saxophone, and Clarinet lessons with Ms. Ruth are also available.

See www.msamyschoolofmusic.com and email Ms. Amy at msamyschoolofmusic@gmail.com for more information!

Meet Ms. Ruth

Ruth Murphy has just moved down to Savannah from Massachusetts, where she taught private and small group lessons for 13 years, and performed in bands in various communities in the area. Her piano students of all ages developed their skills and explored the world of music that means so much to them.

Her band students in grades 3 through 12 learned the basics of playing their chosen instrument (clarinet, saxophone, trumpet or flute), but they also learned about playing in a school band or a small ensemble. Ms. Murphy is looking forward to continued sharing of her love of music in Savannah.

Connect with Ms. Amy’s School of Music on Facebook here. For more info, visit www.msamyschoolofmusic.com, email msamyschoolofmusic@gmail.com , 912.659.0993, 1 ½ blocks from Daffin Park at 2421 Waters Ave. Ms. Amy’s School of Music is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Winter art classes for all ages @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah, Pooler

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Kids Children's Art Classes Savannah Pooler Scribble Art Studio

Post-holiday blues? Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler has the solution. Their later winter schedule starts next week.

Help your kids stay warm and creative this winter by signing them up for some art.

Visit thescribbleartstudio.com for their full class schedule.

To learn more about Scribble’s winter art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Sign up for auditions for Snow White plus winter theater classes @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre, Rincon

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Auditions for Snow Jewel Conservatory Theatre Rincon Savannah <

The Jewel Conservatory Theatre in Rincon has open class registration happening now for winter theater classes. Classes start the week of January 12.

Register for winter theatre classes today.

Auditions are going on for Snow White for aspiring (or just curious) actors 18 and up. Auditions available by appointment.

Call 912-257-0671 or email jewelconservatorytheatre@gmail.com.

Stay connected with The Jewel Conservatory Theatre by liking it on Facebook here. 

The Jewel Conservatory Theatre,  226 Goshen Road, Building 500, Rincon, 31326 (912) 257-0671 email jewelconservatorytheatre@gmail.com,  www.jewelconservatory.com  The Jewel Conservatory Theatre is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Blue Print School of Pageantry hosts ‘Southern Belles & Cocktails’ fundraiser, Feb. 20

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing SavannahThe Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing in Savannah invites you to pull out your pearls and dust off your bowties for an evening of style, elegance and live entertainment at the inaugural “Southern Belles and Cocktails” fundraiser.

“Southern Belles and Cocktails” proceeds support the year-round work of Blue Print’s scholarship fund and youth-focused portfolio development initiatives.

Event guests will enjoy signature cocktails from Savannah’s Andaz along with a wide array of southern inspired hors d’oeuvres. Guests also can enjoy a complementary makeover bar by Jules’ More Than Makeup and a silent auction featuring items from Nourish.

The “Southern Belles and Cocktails” fundraiser is a partnership between Blueprint School of Pageantry and Finishing, Incorporated, and Jules More than Makeup.

“Southern Belles and Cocktails” is set for 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at Savannah’s Andaz Hotel, 14 Barnard Street. Admission is $50 per person. Program supporters can make donations and purchase event tickets by contacting info@blueprintpageant.com.

The Blue Print Pageant primarily serves clients, ages 8-18, for life beyond adolescence by increasing aptitude in the areas of leadership, decision making, networking and community service.

Funds raised through “Southern Belles and Cocktails” will support certification programs, scholarships, life skills development workshops, and stipends for internships and career shadowing opportunities. Funds also will support the pageant’s continuation and prizes for the 2015 Blue Print Pageant winners.

2015 Registration is open at this time. Please visit www.blueprintpageant.com today.

The Blue Print Pageant was birthed from the Innovation in Youth Development (I-YOUTH) of Baylor-Howells, Incorporated, a program focused on teaching girls ages 8-18 the interpersonal decision making skills essential to a laying a foundation for bright and successful futures. I-Youth is a program designed to empower, develop and guide young people through planning future aspirations. Baylor-Howells, Inc. is organized to enhance the quality of educational experiences for youth and communities through innovative activities and collaborative efforts.

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For more information, contact: Ms. Rowena Baylor-Howells (912) 604-7834

Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing, www.blueprintpageant.com On Facebook here. The Blue Print School of Pageantry and Finishing in Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Sledding, snow balls & more @ Snow Days 2015, Madrac Farms in Rincon

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Snow Day Sledding Savannah 2015 Madrac Farms

Snow sledding. Making snow angels & snow balls. Warming up with campfires & s’mores. Plus, a visit with the Snow Queen. All that plus farm animals, hay rides & bouncy houses at Snow Days 2015 @ Madrac Farms in Rincon.  We can’t wait!

Snow sledding Savannah Madrac Farms SNOW DAYS 2015 @ Madrac Farms in Effingham County
Saturday, January 31 & Saturday, February 7
Noon – 8 p.m.
$12 per person

ON FEB 7:  Get frozen with Snow Queen from 2-4 PM & 5-7 PM .

Mittens/gloves required.

Snow Days Hours

Saturday, January 31
Noon – 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 7
Noon – 8 p.m.

For directions & frequently asked questions about snow days including what to wear & what your admission fee includes by clicking here. 

Admission

General Admission $12
ages 3-59
Senior Discount $10
60 and over
Military Discount $10
(valid I.D. required)
All members of military family pay only $10 admission
Family Pack of 4 – $44
(No family with 4 members or more will pay more than $44 for the entire family – immediate members only)
FREE for ages 2 & younger

Snow Sledding

Madrac Farms added more sleds and an additional Bunny Slide for the little kids. Try the 14′ slide for faster sledding, or head over to the bunny slide for a calm ride down the snow.

Bouncy Houses

Two bouncy houses are on property at every event, zoned for specific ages, so no unfortunate accidents happen. Just enough fun to get your little ones worn out before bedtime.

Farm Animals

Come on out and feed the goats, chickens, and a pot belly pig Hazel while here. Animal feed is just 50 cents and located at the far end of the property in the goat barn.

Camp Fires

Warm up with one of the many camp fire sites we have around the farm. Roast marshmallows and hotdogs or make S’Mores with the family.

Hay Rides

No farm visit is complete without a hay ride. Bundle up next to your loved ones for a brisk 10-minute ride through the Georgia woods, where visitors frequently see deer, hawks, racoons, and foxes.

Free Snow

Free-standing snow will be on the ground also for you to make a snow angel or get into a snow ball fight with your friends. And don’t worry, someone is monitoring the area in case things get out of hand.

For more information, directions & frequently asked questions, click here. 

Madrac Farms, 580 Ralph Rahn Rd. Rincon, GA 31326 On Facebook here , On twitter here. (912) 704-7651, email melissa@madracfarms.comwww.madracfarms.com, Madrac Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Learn about Bluffton/Hilton Head area preschool options @ FREE Preschool Fair, Feb. 7

Monday, January 5th, 2015

MOMS Club Bluffton Hilton Head This is a must for those of you in the Bluffton/Hilton Head Is. SC area with children entering preschool next school year: a free Preschool Fair to learn more about preschool options in the area.

The MOMS Club of Bluffton/Hilton Head is hosting the Preschool Fair, noon-2PM on February 7 2015 at the Bluffton library @ 120 Palmetto Way Bluffton, SC 29910. Several preschool directors will be available to talk to parents about curriculum and preschool options in the Bluffton/Hilton Head area.

This is a free event that is open to the public.

More information is available at www.bhhmoms.webs.com

St. Andrew’s School Open House 2015, Jan. 11, Wilmington Is.

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Savannah private schools St. Andrew's Open House 2015

Learn more about St. Andrew’s  School on Wilmington Island at an Open House 2015 Jan. 11 2015, 1:30 PM for prospective families looking for age 3 through grade 12.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School committed to being a leader in 21st Century teaching and learning, which includes a curricular focus on creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and character.

For more information on this Pre-K 3 through 12th Grade school, visit www.saintschool.com  or call 897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, email admission@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Open House @ JEA Preschool Savannah, Feb. 8

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Quality Savannah preschools JEA Preschool Savannah

Looking for the ideal preschool for your child?

JEA Preschool Savannah  will host an open house for prospective families Sunday, February 8th 2015 at 3:00 pm

Don’t miss these opportunities to tour JEA Preschool Savannah’s dynamic learning spaces and meet their wonderful staff.

Come get a peek at Savannah’s premier early childhood education program!

912-355-8111 – preschool@savj.org – 5111 Abercorn Street; Savannah, GA 31405

JEA Preschool Savannah admits students of any race, color, national, racial or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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About JEA Preschool Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah opened its doors in August 2013. The school, which serves the needs of children ages 16 months through 4 years, focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The core curriculum is led by qualified and experienced teachers. Extended hours are available daily. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email preschool@savj.org or click here .

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. On Twitter here. JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser