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Savannah Sharks Fall 2017 Tumbling, Mommy & Me & new class schedule

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Savannnah Sharks Tumbling, Mommy & Me CheerCrazy, crafty, COOL Camp @ Savannah Sharks. 
Aug. 7-11 2017
9AM-1PM(*parent show at noon on Friday)
For ages 5-12
Cost: $155

Here is what to expect each day:
Themed dress-up
1 science experiment
1 craft
1 hour of tumbling
1 hour of dance
Organized games &  free time each day.

Click here to register.

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Savannah Sharks Fall 2017 Schedule

Fall tumbling schedule begins Mon. Aug. 7 @ Savannah Sharks. Savannah Sharks offers tumbling classes for ages 3 & older as well as a special class for homeschool athletes. Visit SavSharksCheer.com to register.

Mommy & Me play dates begin Aug. 14.
Every Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10:30AM-Noon. For crawlers to age 4.  Learn more here. 

New this fall: Music and Movement class $50 per month (4 classes)
Wednesdays 9:45-10:30AM
First class begins Sept. 6 2017

Stay connected by liking Savannah Sharks on Facebook here. 

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Free Family Day Telfair Museums Savannah

Free Family Day, Sat. Aug. 5 2017

Free Family Day: William Wegman
1-4PM, Aug. 5, Jepson Center

Say goodbye to the “dog days” of summer and kick off the start of the school year with a family day devoted to the art of William Wegman. Participate in gallery activities, make your own altered photos and postcards, and find out more about Savannah dogs available for adoption.
Admission is free & open to the public.

Learn more here. 

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers regular free Family Days, daily drop-in studio & a monthly art start program.

Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Visit with Olaf, enter to win dream Hilton Head vacation @ Sandbox Children’s Museum

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Bluffton

Here’s a way to support The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head while getting a chance to win a Dream Hilton Head Island vacation.

Valued at over $2,500, the win includes a week’s stay at a two-bedroom villa on South Forest Beach; Vagabond Cruise Certificate for up to five people; one week unlimited family pass to The Sandbox Children’s Museum; bicycle rental (4-6 bikes) for entire week from the Bike Doctor; two-hour guided kayak, dolphin or nature tour for four people from Outside Hilton Head; $200 worth of gift cards from various local restaurants.

$20 per raffle ticket. No more than 500 will be sold.  All proceeds benefit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Enter now here.

Deadline to enter is Oct. 6 2017.

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Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head kids' activities

Big Summer Blowout @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Aug. 2

School is just around the corner so join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. for an end of summer celebration, Tues. Aug. 2.

Special visitor “Olaf” will join be there for photo op between 11AM-1PM, outside activities (weather permitting) include bounce house, building blocks, facepainting by Morgan’s Mommy Facepainting People and more. Inside activities include all of the Sandbox Museums’ hands-on exhibits, special arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

A light picnic lunch is also included so don’t miss out on the dog days of the summer at The Sandbox.

Event admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Military and senior discounts are available.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain. (Sorry, coupons not valid for special event).

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Discover best beach vacations @ Edgewood Travel Sun & Fun Event, Savannah

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Edgewood Travel Sun & Fun beach vacation deals Savannah

Your journey begins here.

Edgewood Travel in Savannah invites you to discover some of the best beach vacations in the world @ free Sun & Fun Event @ Andaz Hotel.
When: Sat. Sept. 23, 2-4PM
Where: Andaz Hotel, Savannah

Food & drink will be offered plus there will be games & prizes!

Some of Edgewood’s favorite travel partners will be there with great offers to Sun & Fun destinations including Club Med; Couples; Palace Resorts; Royal Caribbean Cruises; Marriott Resorts; Hyatt Resorts; Way to Go.

This is an event you don’t want to miss. Please contact Melinda at mjw@edgewoodtravel.com or 912.3551.0570 to RSVP.

Learn more here. 

Follow Edgewood Travel on Facebook here.

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More about Edgewood Travel

By working with Edgewood Travel’s team of experts, you are guaranteed to get the most out of your vacation.

Edgewood Travel team’s job is to make your vacation seamless & worry-free by offering personalized service so the only thing you have to do is make lasting memories.

To make sure your trip is tailor-made, Edgewood adds special touches to each vacation Edgewood plans.

So whether you’re looking for a trip to Disney, an ocean or river cruise, all-inclusive resorts, or an exotic journey such as an African safari, nothing is too big or too small for Edgewood Travel.

Edgewood Travel, www.edgewoodtravel.com, email mjw@edgewoodtravel.com, 912.3551.0570, Edgewood Travel is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Tiny Tots gym playtime @ Summit Gymnastics

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Tiny Tots Play Time Mommy & Me Savannah Summit Gymnastics

Summit Gymnastics in Savannah offers regular Tiny Tots Playtime for children ages 5 & younger and their caregivers.

Kids can enjoy trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams & more.

Tiny Tots Playtime
9:30-11AM Tuesdays & Thursdays
Call ahead to confirm: 912.921.1034
$5 per child (Cash only)
For ages 5 & younger

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here.Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Drawing & Painting parent-child workshop @ Henny Penny, Savannah

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Flower parent & child workshop @ Henny Penny Cafe Savannah

Sign yourself and your favorite little artist up for a flower painting workshop, Sat. Aug. 5, 3-4PM @  Henny Penny Art Space &  Cafe in Savannah.

For ages 6 & older. Cost: $15 – includes materials.

Pre-register:912-713-7376​ or via email info@scribbleartstudio.com

Henny Penny is located at 1514 Bull St. Savannah.

Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking birthday parties.

Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio opened Henny Penny earlier this year.

Henny Penny offers regular programs for children. See all the programs here. 

Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Family Jam Night in Savannah for $10 per family (no matter how many children)

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Family Jam Night Kindermusik Savannah $10 per family

Welcome to Family Jam Night with Kindermusik Savannah.

In this brand new event, Kindermusik Savannah is packing the music and magic of their weekly recurring classes into a one-time, energy-filled evening event for the whole family.

Get ready to explore instrument playalongs, singing, dancing, lap bounces, movement, storytime, quiet time, and so much more in just 40 minutes of delightful family fun.

Children ages 0-7 are invited!

The most special part about Family Jam Night: it costs your entire family only $10, no matter how many children you have. Where else can you experience an educational, family-uniting musical activity for the whole family for just $10?

The date for Kindermusik Savannah’s Family Jam Night will be Fri. Aug. 11 at 6:15PM. Enroll now, as spaces are limited.​

Kindermusik can’t wait to make music with your family!

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah therapists: Brock Counseling Savannah specializes in Play Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Play therapy brock counseling SavannahIt’s time for peace of mind.

Brock Counseling in Savannah provides outpatient mental health services, offering both traditional and evidence-based alternative treatment options for a variety of psychological issues.

Beth Brock LCSW, RPT-S is Savannah’s only certified practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART is used with such problems as trauma, phobias, addiction, anxiety, depression and stress.

In addition to these specialized services, Beth also offers Play Therapy for children age 2 and older as well as an array of traditional therapy methods.

Learn more about Brock Counseling here.

Brock Counseling, 785 King Georgia Blvd., Suite A, Savannah, 31419, 912-303-7599, email bethbrock65@gmail.com, 
www.brockcounseling.com, Brock Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Jessica Duthu’s Small Works Show “Animal Alphabet” w/ photo booth, free craft activity @ Henny Penny

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Animal Alphabet Art Show Henny Penny Savannah Strawberry Moth

You’re invited to an “Animal Alphabet” art show @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah, Aug. 4, 6-9PM.

Come celebrate the artwork of Savannah artist Jessica Duthu. It’s a cute small works show. Jessica will have cards, prints & original artwork for sale.

View the 26 Animal Alphabet Series; snap a photo at the themed Photo Booth and enjoy a FREE Craft Project. You can follow the artist’s process on Instagram #100dayanimalparade.

Henny Penny is located at 1514 Bull St. Savannah.

Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking birthday parties.

Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio opened Henny Penny earlier this year.

Henny Penny offers regular programs for children. See all the programs here. 

Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah pediatric dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Monday, July 24th, 2017

 

Pediatric Dentists Savannah Krista Hinchey Dogwood Smiles

We’re excited to tell you about a new state-of-the-art pediatric dentist practice, conveniently located in midtown Savannah.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile. Learn more about Dr. Krista here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry offers in-office oral sedation and accepts most insurance plans.

Dr. Krista and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

Things to do in Savannah with kids: Kindermusik Savannah parent & me music classes

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah August 2017 classes parent & me music

Kindermusik with 88 Keys in Savannah announces new themes for August classes.

Join Kindermusik Savannah on Mondays or Tuesdays in August for special bonding time with your little ones ages 0-7.  First introductory class is free!

For more info, email info@kindermusikwith88keys.com or text “MUSIC” to 912-432-5885.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

FREE classes

Join Kindermusik Savannah  Mon. July 31 2017, to celebrate their anniversary! (UPDATE: These free classes are now full)

Offering two FREE classes for children ages 0-7 with their caregivers: 10AM & 11AM Mon. July 31 2017.

Spaces are limited so online enrollment is required.  Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com for more info.

Musical Playdates 

There are just a few more spaces left in this Sat. July 29 2017 “Bugs!” musical playdate at 10AM. (UPDATE: This playdate is now full) All participants will receive the class, an instrument, ten Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon! Enroll online today @ kindermusikwith88keys.com. Playdate cost: $15 per child (only $5 for siblings)

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Showing of the new Spider-Man: Homecoming @ Tybee Post Theater, Aug. 2-3

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Spiderman Homecoming movie Tybee Post theater Savannah The perfect grand finale to Tybee Post Theater’s summer of Family Friendly Movies, the new Spider-Man: Homecoming.

It’s a fun, tween-friendly adventure with one of Marvel’s most popular characters.

The showing @ Tybee Post Theater is an exclusive two-day-only run. Wed.-Thurs, Aug. 2-3, 3PM & 7PM. Tickets $7 adults, $5 children 12 & younger.

Tybee Post Theater
10 Van Horne Ave.
Tybee Island,GA

Why a Pool is a Learning Tool for Children

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
Savannah pools installation backyard

An above ground pool is a unique environment for children with disabilities to grow their confidence, develop a life skill, and improve their motor skills.

As science and technology advance more rapidly than ever; doctors, educators, and parents are getting a better understanding of autism, learning disabilities, and educational programs which help facilitate a child’s path to learning. Parents are taking on more and more responsibility as joint educators, and they are contributing more than ever to their children’s learning process, a job once left almost exclusively to the school system. With the shift toward an educational partnership between the schools and a child’s guardians, many families are facilitating learning-based environments within their homes. A child does not need to fall on the autism spectrum to benefit from additional time and attention devoted solely to their intellectual development. All children benefit when they have parents and educators interested and dedicated to their success.

Savannah backyard pools installation

Children can learn from so many other places than just a book.

One great way to help stimulate an atmosphere for children to learn is to create a fun and exciting environment which will interest and excite the student. This task can be a challenge for parents since the child is so familiar with the home. Creating a stimulating environment is even more challenging for parents with autistic children who seek comfort in routine and familiarity. One developmental tool which is hardly discussed as an educational forum, but which can have tremendous benefits, is a pool. A swimming pool is an exciting environment for children of all ages and intellectual levels. In addition to being a refreshing, vacation-like getaway, a pool is also a place for children and adults alike, to build their confidence and be physically active. One of the most significant benefits to incorporating swimming pool activities into a child’s daily or weekly routine is that learning to swim is a life skill.

For parents with children, regardless of whether or not they have a disability, a swimming pool is a unique, creative, and inspiring place to develop physically, emotionally, and intellectually. However, according to Parents magazine, “‘Teaching a child on the spectrum is an uphill battle if you don’t address the fears and behaviors,’ says Andrew Ross. “When it comes down to swimming, it’s kicking, breathing, and strokes—nothing more. But if a child is fearful, you need to get them to relax and trust you. Group lessons often don’t provide this opportunity.’” If a parent has a child who could benefit from learning to swim or water therapy, the last thing they want to worry about is a crowded pool environment. A great option for parents is to install an above ground pool in their yard.

An above ground pool is a beneficial option because it allows the child to be in a comfortable and quiet environment, their yard. Lessons with swim instructor or occupational therapist can take place at the family’s convenience, so it is easier to set a manageable routine for the child. For parents of children without autism, a pool is a stimulating place to have fun, be physically active and develop the skill of swimming, something they can rely on throughout their life.

Rec Warehouse is the largest reseller of above ground pools in the Southeast. The President, David Doebler, has been in the business almost his entire life – he was the company’s first employee, and now he owns and manages three retail locations all staffed and merchandised to help homeowners find the perfect above ground pool for their backyard. Since David has such a wealth of swimming pool knowledge and is dedicated to sharing his insights with his employees, the staff is well-equipped to answer any questions you may have during your decision-making process. For those with questions, who are unable to go to a brick and mortar location, there is even a live chat option on the website.

above-ground pools Savannah Rec Warehouse

Source: recwarehouse.com

In addition to the sale of above ground swimming pools, Rec Warehouse also sells hot tubs, which are great supplements to water exercise and can be used by adults and children for water therapy and relaxation. They stock outdoor kitchens, misting fans, and patio furniture so parents can properly equip their entire backyard for entertaining and relaxing while their children learn the importance of swimming and proper breathing techniques.

Parents who install an above ground pool in their yard help alleviate some of the anxiety children with developmental disabilities face when they go to a public swimming pool. An at-home above ground pool allows parents, swim instructors, or therapists to teach children the fundamentals of swimming in a comfortable and familiar environment, their own backyard.

Visit a Rec Warehouse location nearest you in Jonesboro, Norcross, or Kennesaw to learn more about transforming your yard into a water-filled learning environment.

Rec Warehouse is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Best Savannah pediatricians: Pediatric Associates of Savannah offers same day checkups for back-to-schoolers

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Savannah pediatrician searching?

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, PC  offers same day checkups. As the back to school panic hits this summer, for the next few weeks, Pediatric Associates of Savannah will be making extra availability for same day checkups for the back-to-schoolers.

Those who need their EED forms, shots, and sports physicals ASAP? Come to YOUR pediatric practice.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Influencing Your Kids Fitness by Influencing Your Own (Crossfit kids classes in Savannah)

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Crossfit kids classes Savannah free Hyperformance Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah offers fitness classes for kids as well as adults.

Kids classes beginning July 31 2017 (no classes 7/24 to 7/29)

  • Grades 1-5:  Wednesdays from 3:30-4PM and Saturdays 10:15-10:45AM
  • Grades 6-12: Mon, Tues, Thurs from 3:30-4:15PM

 Any new kids participant is welcome to come try their first class for free.  Adults are welcome to schedule a free one-on-one coaching appointment.

Free trial classes for adults, kids

Hyperformance Athletics coaches will offer a free adult class on August 5 2017 at 9AM and kids class immediately following at 10:15AM

For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at www.crossfithp.com.

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Message from Jennifer McKenzie, owner of Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah : 

Early this week, Hyperformance Athletics owner and Crossfit coach Jennifer McKenzie, MS opened her computer to find YouTube videos on how to make the world’s biggest gummy worm.  That was after the Eventubehd jelly bean tasting challenge and 100 layer Airheads challenge.  As every parent has, Jennifer worries about the messages her two two wild boys (ages 9 and 6) absorb from the world around them.  Not just in regards to health and fitness, but about character too.  Jennifer wants them to confident, capable, AND healthy.

With all our good intentions to have kids move more, the iPad still reigns king as the entertainment option of (their) choice.   More than ever there are conflicting nutrition messages from the media and pseudo-experts.   We want so bad to be good example for our kids but still the pace of life is keeping us from being healthy ourselves.

Parents, this month Jennifer wants to issue you a simple challenge.  Analyze who influences you.  You become like the people you hang around the most.  We all want to be better for our children.  So who is influencing us?

Imagine yourself at work (if you are there just have a look around).  Are the people around you ones that you admire?   Are they the type of people you introduce your kids to and want them to hang around with? Do they tell you the truth (especially when it’s hard and you don’t want to hear it)?   Do they roll their eyes every time you make a healthy choice, or worse make you feel bad for it?  Are they in your corner?  Are they where you want to be?  What habits have you picked up at work?

How about at home?  Does your family rally behind you when you?  Of course they say they want to see you happy and healthy, but are they willing to go on that journey with you?

It’s OKAY if you answered no.  Jennifer is not suggesting that you quit your job or leave your family.  Quite the contrary!  You could become the best thing that’s ever happened to them!

However, if becoming healthier is your goal, and you hope to carry that on to your family, find a way to balance those influences with positive people that are where you want to be.  Have people in your corner who are willing to struggle with you, and will genuinely celebrate your success.  Add people that you can emulate.  If you pick up their habits you are better for it.  Add people with character traits you wish to have.

One of the most fun things they do at Hyperformance Athletics is introduce their athletes to each other.

Hyperformance Athletics is a catalyst for building community through challenges, events, and in the structure of class every day.  Kids look up to our coaches, who make fitness fun and rewarding.

Hyperformance Athletics coaches would love to give you a dose of inspiration and sweat at a free adult class on August 5 2017 at 9AM and kids class immediately following at 10:15AM.

For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at www.crossfithp.com.

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email crossfithp@gmail.com, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah, Aug. 5

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Telfair Museums Savannah Wegman

Free Family Day, Sat. Aug. 5 2017

Free Family Day: William Wegman
1-4PM, Aug. 5, Jepson Center

Say goodbye to the “dog days” of summer and kick off the start of the school year with a family day devoted to the art of William Wegman. Participate in gallery activities, make your own altered photos and postcards, and find out more about Savannah dogs available for adoption.
Admission is free & open to the public.

JEPSON CENTER
207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers regular free Family Days, daily drop-in studio & a monthly art start program.

Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Eclipse 2017 in Savannah: Solar eclipse programs in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty counties

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Free solar eclipse programs in Savannah Chatham County Effingham Liberty

UPDATE: Savannah-Chatham public schools to close Aug. 21 for the eclipse. Details here. 

How are you going to teach your kids about the first total solar eclipse spanning the United States since 1918?

The solar eclipse is coming Mon. Aug. 21, 2017. The path will stretch from South Carolina to Oregon, but the Coastal Empire region will experience a partial eclipse.

Below are some free & not-free kid-friendly solar eclipse programs in the Savannah area. 

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FREE Solar Eclipse Programs

Live Oak Public Libraries (LOPL) is hosting special free solar eclipse events in Chatham, Effingham & Liberty Counties to share the science behind the eclipse, viewing tips & distribute free solar eclipse glasses to program patrons (at specific locations, while supplies last). There will be interactive activities & creative crafts for all ages.

Find out more about the eclipse & get a free pair of viewing glasses:
You must attend the program to receive glasses. Glasses are available while supplies last.

Southwest Chatham Library – Thurs. Aug. 17, 4PM
Springfield Library – Sat. Aug. 19, 3PM
Garden City Library – Mon. Aug. 21, 2PM

Discover what is an eclipse and make a pinhole projector:
Islands Library – Sat. Aug. 19, 10:30AM

Complete program details are at www.liveoakpl.org/solar-eclipse
Live Oak Public Libraries was one of more than 2,200 entities awarded a grant from Space Science Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to receive free eclipse viewing glasses. Through this outreach initiative, more than 2 million pairs of glasses will be distributed at public libraries across the nation.

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Great American Solar Eclipse Digital Planetarium Show @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, Sun. Aug. 20

10AM-4PM Sat. Aug. 19 2017 UPDATE: This show is full.

Sun. Aug. 20 2017 shows:  Due to popularity, Oatland is offering a second day of programs on Sun. Aug. 20 2017 about solar eclipses from inside Oatland’s digital planetarium.

Come learn about the upcoming solar eclipse from inside our digital planetarium in the cool air conditioning. Program includes: why eclipses happen, why this one is historical; and, when, where, and how to safely view it.

Now being offered 5 times on Sun. Aug. 20: 10:30AM; 11:30AM; 1PM; 2PM & 3PM

Programs will include a workshop to make a pinhole camera for safe solar observing.

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for children. This fee includes admission to the center.
Register online here. 

Oatland’s space is limited. Register online here. 

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Eclipse Events @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Mon. Aug. 21

Savannah Children’s Museum will have eclipse-related activities 9AM-2PM on Mon. August 21 2017.

Find admission cost info here. 

The museum is outdoors @ 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401.

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Eclipse Events including free admission for kids @ National Museum of the Mighty Eighth, Mon. Aug. 21

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth in Pooler will have Operation Eclipse. ALL kids get in free with an adult admission. At the time of the eclipse (approximately 2:40PM local time), the group will head outside to see the eclipse. The museum will have a limited number of approved eclipse glasses for purchase and anyone going outside to see the eclipse needs proper eye wear.

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Eclipse Events @ nearby Georgia State Parks, Mon. Aug. 21

Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Eclipse Paddling Trip
1–4:15PM
Cost: $50
912-437-4770.
Join a group to kayak to Butler Island and view a solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured.
Details here.

Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Super Spectacular Sharktooth Island Solar Paddle
2:30–4:30PM
Cost: $75 plus $5 parking fee
Paddle to Shark Tooth Island to enjoy the day with hot dogs and cold drinks while watching the solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured. $75 per person. Space is limited. Call for reservations: 912-727-2339.
Details here.

Free entrance to Georgia State Railroad Museum & other Savannah museums, Aug. 20

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Free entry to Savannah museums Aug. 20 Lift Every Voice

The Savannah sites listed below – including Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Georgia State Railroad Museum – will be free and open to the public with programs focused on African American History on Aug. 20, noon-4PM.

Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American History Museums Free Day
12-4PM, Aug. 20, 2017
Locations: Telfair Museums Owens-Thomas House, The Davenport House Museum, Ossabaw Island Foundation, Pin Point Heritage Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Beach Institute in partnership with City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal Archives

In celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Savannah museums are highlighting our city’s African American History. Join us for tours and exhibitions focused on the history of African Americans and to learn about future plans for more inclusive interpretations at some of these sites. Admission is free and open to the public.

Learn more here.

Schedule of activities

Beach Institute in partnership with City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives, will present the exhibit Law & Music, where guests will discover music through the collection of Civil Rights leader and local historian W. W. Law. City of Savannah archivists will also share artifacts and records from the City’s Municipal Archives that document Savannah’s African American history.

The Davenport House Museum will deliver tours on the world of urban slavery in early 19th century Savannah, as illustrated by the lives of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the property. Community members will share ongoing historical research and discuss plans for expansion of the site to tell a richer, fuller story through exhibitions in its house museum setting.

Georgia Historical Society will have one-of-a-kind archival materials relating to African American life in Savannah on view. Attendees can share their stories at a recording station. Guests can “Ask an Archivist,” to learn more about the Georgia Historical Society’s resources, research and preservation.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will give tours exploring the unique African American contributions to the history of the Central of Georgia Railway and other railroads throughout America. Visitors will learn about their expanded historical interpretation to share more diverse stories at this museum.

Ossabaw Island visitors will enjoy a walking tour of North End plantation, including three restored tabby cabins built by enslaved Africans for their housing. Learn about Hercules & Betty in the 1770s, the Bond brothers in the 1850s and 1860s, and their descendants who founded Pin Point community in the 1880s. The tour is limited to 35 people and is only accessible via ferry for an additional fee.

Pin Point Heritage Museum will offer tours about Gullah/Geechee culture, given by the residents who grew up in the small, close-knit community. Guests can learn about the unique lifeways, from daily life to religion, language and food. The Pin Point community was founded in 1896 by freedmen, from Ossabaw Island, after the Civil War.

Telfair Museums Owens-Thomas House tours will focus on the lives of the enslaved people who lived on the site. Listen to stories about Emma, Peter, and Diane and hear about Telfair’s plans for a more inclusive experience coming soon.

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(Savannah obstetricians, gynecologists) SouthCoast Health Welcomes Dr. Sarah Jarrell

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

SouthCoast Health Obstetrics Gynecology Savannah

SouthCoast Health is excited for Sarah C. Jarrell, M.D. to join the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

She will practice at the Candler Hospital Campus location. Dr. Jarrell is passionate for women’s health. Read more here about Dr. Jarrell’s interest in this field and why she followed many of her family members’ footsteps to work in the medical field.

To make an appointment with her, call 912-3554427 or click here.

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FREE workshop for parents @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Parents are invited to a parent education workshop on Saturday, July 29th from 9-11AM at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

The Montessori Education Society of Savannah (MESS) is hosting a workshop entitled “Implementing Grace & Courtesy – Creating a Peaceful Home” by Jonathan Wolff, Founder and Director of Learning for Life and Montessori Leadership.

Come learn more about fostering grace and courtesy in the home.

This event is for adults only. Parents are welcome to attend.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA 31410

Registration Open for Before & After-School Child Care with YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

after-school childcare Savannah YMCA Coastal Georgia

Before & After-School Childcare in Savannah

A new school year is right around the corner and YMCA of Coastal Georgia can’t wait to have the best year yet!

Be sure to join us for our before & after school programs, Pryme Tyme and Fun Club.

At the Y, kids are able to learn, grow and thrive in a safe environment after school.

Registration is open for the new school year now. Learn more here.

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(Savannah Family Therapists): Parenting Class with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Parenting Class Savannah Family Counseling Building Blocks

Registration is open for August/September Parenting Classes in Rincon with Building Blocks Family Counseling.

Parenting Class

This six-week parenting class utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.
Through this program parents will learn how to:
 Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
 Stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things
 Set enforceable limits
 Avoid enabling and begin empowering
 Help their kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
 Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
And much more!

Classes start August 10 2017
6:30-8PM United Way of Coastal Empire-Effingham 711 Zitterour Dr. Rincon, GA

Session Costs:
$70 Early Bird Special
$90 Regular Pricing- same price for parent and coparent
(spouse or grandparent)

To register please call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com

Click here for more information.

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About Family Building Blocks Family Counseling

Do you ever feel like you’re having the same fight over and over again with your spouse?
Do you struggle to understand your children’s behaviors and emotions?
Do you feel disconnected to those you love the most?

Well, you’re not alone! Relationships can be very hard and taking that first step in reaching out is tough.

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Richmond Hill is here to help you build a personal pathway to happiness.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Ashley Moore’s goal is to help you explore what keeps you (and/or your partner/family) “stuck” and work toward creating new cycles of interaction. Ashley helps couples and families find healthy solutions for a deeper connection and more satisfying relationships.

Building Blocks Family Counseling provides solutions to build healthy families.

Services provided: play therapy, couples counseling, and parenting consultation.

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Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Moms Groups) Connect with other moms @ MOPS @ Compassion Christian Church’s East Campus

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Savannah Moms groups

Connect with other moms this school year! Attend MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Savannah Christian Church East Campus.

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 to the MOPS group at SCC East Campus.

Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, with the first meeting starting Sept. 21 2017-May 3 2018.

For more info, email is ccceastmops@gmail.com .

Compassion Christian Church East Campus
9150 Old Montgomery Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

Gymnastics & Tumbling After-School Classes @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Summit Gymnastics Savannah Fall 2017 after-school tumbling classes For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Fall 2017 Gymnastics & Tumbling classes start in August 2017. 

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

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Class Pricing for Recreational Gymnastics, Tumbling

Class Princing– $84/per month
Yearly Registration Fee: $50/per child, $80/per family
Call at 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com to enroll. You can also enroll online via Summit’s Customer Portal by visiting Summit’s Facebook page here, then click on the “Sign Up” bottom.

ASK ABOUT MILITARY, MULTI-CLASS AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS

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Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here.Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser