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Savannah daytrips: U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

U-pick daffodils Bluffton Okatie Savannah

U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton)

Hours of operation are dependent upon the weather & availability of flowers.  Check here and on Facebook here for hours  & opening/closing updates. If you’re coming in the afternoon, you are strongly encouraged to text 843-368-1998 to make sure the farm still has blooms and are still open.

Farm owners will post if they’re able to be open this weekend as soon as they know. Please call or text 843-368-1998 to make sure the farm still has flowers.

UPickDaffodils.com is family owned and operated on what was once the family dairy farm. Chuck and Diane have planted several varieties of daffodils, not all of which bloom at the same time, according to their Web site.

Cash or check only. Cost is 25 cents per stem.

UPickDaffodils
48 Calhoun Plantation Road
Okatie, SC 29909
843-368-1998
chuck@upickdaffodils.com

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Things to do with kids in Savannah: Art Start Toddler Tour

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

art start toddler tours telfair museums savannah

Start your day with art with Telfair Museums’ new and combined programs.

Once a month, Telfair Museums; youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center in Savannah for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome at these Art Start Toddler Tours.

February’s featured exhibition is Keita Takahashi: Zooming Out. A preview of Takahashi’s work is shown above.

$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Register online here.

Thurs. Feb. 21, 10:30-11:30AM
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St
Savannah, GA 31401

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Savannah pediatricians: Dr. Jami B. Scanlon @ SouthCoast Health

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Savannah pediatricians SouthCoast Health Jami Scanlon

Pediatrician searching in Savannah?

Dr. Jami Scanlon’s desire to help children and work with the sciences created a clear path for the rest of her life. It was never a question for her: she was meant to become a pediatrician.

Learn more about Dr. Scanlon’s journey to SouthCoast Health in Savannah & read her patient reviews here.

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Register now for Savannah United Spring Soccer 2019

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Savannah soccer spring 2019 youth micro Savannah United

 

SSA Savannah United is now accepting applications for their Spring 2019 Micro and Recreational Soccer Programs. Recreational teams do not require tryouts but they are a great place for any soccer enthusiast to develop their skills and enjoy the game. The registration deadline is Feb. 15, 2019.

2019 Spring Micro Soccer Program

Registration for the 6U Program is open for players born in 2014 and 2013.

Registration for the 8U Program is open for players born in 2012 and 2011.

Registration Deadline: February 15, 2019. Register online here. 

Season Dates: 03/09/2019 to 05/18/2019

Cost: $100 Registration Fee

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2019 Spring Recreational Soccer

Registration for the 10U Program is for players born in 2009 and 2010.

Registration for the 12U Program is for players born in 2007 and 2008.

Registration for the 14U Program is for players born in 2005 and 2006.

Registration Deadline: February 15, 2019. Register online here. 

Season Dates: 01/01/2019 to 05/31/2019

Cost: $100 Registration Fee

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For registration information visit: www.savannahunited.com

For more information, contact Melissa Yao Hille at 912.398.2882 or melissa@myagencysavannah.com

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Savannah Schools: Open Houses @ Coastal Empire Montessori

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

OPen House COastal Empire MOntessori School Savannah public schools preK

Come learn more about Coastal Empire Montessori in Savannah, which offers a free, public, charter school program for Kindergarten – 5th Grade (K-5).

Coastal Empire Montessori is the only Montessori charter school in the state of Georgia.

Prospective families are encouraged to educate themselves about the school’s mission and methodology.

Parents / guardians of all applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Guided Tour or Open House in order to see the school and learn about their unique program.

Guided Tours:

  • Every Wednesday @ 10 AM, call the school to register in advance (required). Call 912.395.4070.

Open Houses:

  • Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 @ 6 PM
  • Thurs., Feb. 7, 2019 @ 6 PM
  • Sat., March 2, 2019 @ 10 AM
  • Tues. April 2, 2019 @ 6 PM

The online application will close on Fri. April 5, 2019 @ midnight.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School
301 Buckhalter Road
Savannah, GA 31405

Learn more here.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School, cemco.org,  (912) 395-4070, cemcssav@gmail.com  On Facebook here. Coastal Empire Montessori is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

New Kindermusik Savannah babies class

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano all new baby class is 2/3 full, but there’s still room for you!

Come see how the power of music can transform tantrums into transitions, and stranger anxiety into socialization.

Kindermusik Savannah invites you and your baby to their Cuddle & Bounce class for newborns to 24 months, meeting every Tuesday at 11:00am.

First class is free- text BABIES to 912-432-5885 or visit kindermusikwith88keys.com today.

Musical playdates for ages 0-7

Kindermusik Savannah is off to the zoo in their January musical play dates.

There are still two more dates available: Sat. Jan. 26 and Wed. Jan. 30 @ 10AM. Play dates are open to ages 0-7 and their caregivers, and each child receives an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs, and a $10 coupon for weekly classes.

Kindermusik with 88 Keys Piano…a good beginning never ends.

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

(Pooler private schools) Risen Savior Christian Academy Open House

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Risen Savior Christian Academy Pooler

Risen Savior Christian Academy 

Come and see all that Risen Savior Christian Academy in Pooler has to offer.

OPEN HOUSE:  Sat. Jan 26 2019, 10AM-Noon

NOW ENROLLING
Preschool – ages 2-4
Elementary – K-6th grade (New grade added each year)
*Limited space in each classroom

Risen Savior Christian Academy
1755 Quacco Road
Pooler Ga. 313122
912.925.9431

Learn more: www.risensaviorgeorgia.com

Risen Savior Christian Academy offers preschool for ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and Grade 1-6.

Stay connected to Risen Savior Christian Academy by liking their Facebook page here. 

For more information, please call 912.925.9431.

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Job openings with benefits @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare & Preschool

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

job openings Savannah Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool is opening some rooms and has employment opportunities at the daycare.

SCPS is currently seeking enthusiastic and loving professionals to join the team at Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool. Come work for the Best Daycare in Savannah as voted by readers of Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine!

Competitive pay, based on experience, and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates can apply online here.

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More About SCPS Daycare & Preschool

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool– serving ages six weeks through 3 years – is structured to provide every child with a solid foundation for the challenges of SCPS college preparatory lower, middle and upper schools.

The center is also here to provide the loving care and guidance that all children need at this important time in their lives.

Designed for ages six weeks through 3 years of age, the goal is to assist children in their spiritual, emotional, social, physical and mental development.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Daycare and Preschool is located on the Chatham Parkway campus.

Learn more here.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School,  (912) 234-1653, www.savcps.com, On Facebook hereOn Twitter here.  Follow SCPS on Instagram at savannahchristianprep   Savannah Christian Preparatory School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Pooler kids’ events: Touch A Truck 2019

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The second annual Pooler MOPS Touch-a-Truck will be Sat. Feb. 16 2019.

Check out the equipment and vehicles that build and protect the community and that keep our area safe and clean. Plus, there will be several food trucks.

This event is open to the public and all are welcome.

New this year: The first hour of the event will be a “quiet hour,” so families with sensory issues can enjoy the fun, too.

Cost: $5 for everyone older than 1, with a maximum of $20 per family living in the same home. Cash or cards will be accepted at the event.

Touch-A-Truck
Sat. Feb. 16, 2019
10AM – 1PM
Pooler Recreational Complex
200 Preston Stokes Dr.
Pooler, Georgia 31322
Hosted by Pooler MOPS

Savannah children’s consignment sales: Little Lambs Spring 2019 Sale, March 1-2

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

 

Little Lambs Consignment Sale Savannah First Presbyterian

The Little Lambs Spring Consignment Sale is a great place to find amazing deals on gently used Spring/Summer clothing, children’s furniture, toys or books.

The dates of this years Spring Sale 2019 are: Fri. March 1 & Sat. March 2 2019.

If you would like more information about shopping, selling or volunteering at the sale, please click here to learn more.

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Little Lambs Consignment Sale Spring 2019

Thurs. Feb. 28: Preview Sale for volunteers and sellers only

(Volunteers shop  4:30-7:30PM; Sellers shop  5:30-7:30PM)

Sale opens to the public Fri. March 1, 9AM-1PM and 5-7PM

Sat. March 2, 9AM-Noon

Questions? Click here. 

Little Lambs Consignment Sale benefits First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah and the sale takes place at the preschool at 520 Washington Ave, Savannah 31405.

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Be a consignor 

Sell your children’s gently-used items. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON Feb. 22.

Register online to become a new or returning seller here. 

Little Lambs Consignment Sale, First Presbyterian Preschool, 520 Washington Ave., Savannah, Ga. 31405,  http://fpcschool.com/little-lambs/ 

MAP reading & math test tutoring @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Sylvan tutoring Savannah MAP SAT/ACT test results learning

MAP Reading and Math are assessments that allow teachers to see their students as individuals.

As the student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty.

SCCPSS students in grades K-8 participate in MAP.

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah can help your child prepare for this important testing.

SAT/ACT Prep

With test prep from Sylvan Learning, there’s no need to sweat test day. Sylvan’s proven program covers all aspects of the ACT or SAT exam, so your teen will feel confident and prepared when the big day arrives — and get an edge over the growing competition to get into college.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah private schools) Community Partners Support St. Andrew’s School Fundraiser

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

St Andrew's School Savannah

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah is pleased to announce plans for the 34th annual Live Auction and Gala set for March 9 2019 @ the DeSoto Hilton. This year’s Platinum Sponsor is Asset Black.

Asset Black offers a complete portfolio of wide area networking, internet, voice and managed services for organizations of all sizes and needs. Mark Weeks, an alumnus of St. Andrew’s, is CEO and founder of the telecommunications company.

Last year’s Auction seated 255 guests for dinner and netted over $70,000. All monies raised from the event go directly to support students and teachers in the classroom at the Pre-K 3 through grade 12 independent school in Savannah.

The event includes a silent auction, seated dinner, cocktails, and a live auction emceed by Jesse Blanco, host and executive producer of Eat It and Like It on WTOC TV.

For tickets to the event, visit www.saslions.com/giving

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St. Andrew’s School Open House for Prospective Families
Thurs. Feb. 7
9AM
Pre-K 3 through Grade 12
Call 897.4941, x. 452 to reserve a spot

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About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school is an International Baccalaureate World School and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

For more information, visit saslions.com or call 897.4941.

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

Family Vacations: San Francisco, Yosemite & Monterey

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Thanks to Delta frequent flier miles, we did a 6-day whirlwind trip to San Francisco, Yosemite National Park & Monterey, California during winter break 2018.

Here’s this mom’s list of things to do when visiting this inspiring area of The Golden State with kids.

Free national park pass. If you’re traveling with a fourth grader, be sure to obtain your free national park pass before your trip through The Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed parks, lands and waters. This program begins Sept. 1 of your fourth grade year and runs until Aug. 31 of that year. Learn more here. 

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Half Dome Village canvas tents, Yosemite

Yosemite National Park: As a cost-saving measure, we stayed at Half Dome Village (formerly called Curry Village, pictured below). While not fully camping, most Half Dome Village spots are canvas platform tents. Full disclosure: this is not for everyone – especially in winter. Although these canvas tents are heated, they were cold during our 2-night stay in December 2018. However, this is an affordable way for families to stay in the south central part of Yosemite Valley rather than have to stay outside of the park and spend lots of time commuting back and forth. Half Dome Village sells out quickly, so be sure to make your reservations well in advance to ensure availability. Reservation info here. 

In addition to amazing hikes, we got a lot out of the Night Prowl guided walk with an Interpretive naturalist in Yosemite Valley. Find more family activities that require advance registration here. 

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San Francisco: We kicked off our 2-day visit to San Francisco with a super kid-friendly walking tour & scavenger hunt in Chinatown / Northbeach with City Clues Adventures & Tours. 

This two-hour hunt  – which included a fortune cookie factory & a hidden temple – was the perfect introduction to SF for my two kids, ages 12 & 10. They learned about the city & its history without realizing they were learning. Tour guide Beth even escorted us to SF’s most crooked Lombard Street after the tour while pointing out landmarks along the way.

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge: Taking full advantage of ideal weather, we rented bikes (after the scavenger hunt & lunch) from Blazing Saddles near of Ghirardelli Square then pedaled through Crissy Field, Presidio, with a stop at the pier next to Fort Point National Historic Site (where we spied a sea lion) before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito, where we caught a ferry back to SF. This was a top highlight of our trip & a must-do if you have the weather to do so.

Muir Woods: Spent most of day 2 exploring the Redwood forest & earning their junior ranger badges @ Muir Woods National Monument outside of SF. Parking or shuttle reservations are now required when visiting Muir Woods. Make reservations here. 

Cable Car Ride: We avoided the long lines for cable car tickets in Ghirardelli Square by catching a cable car at California & Market Streets then riding it to the top of Nob Hill. We bought tickets on the car.

Alcatraz Blues: Mom Mistake No. 211,530: Not making Alcatraz reservations well in advance, as in before we even booked our flight. I will never forgive myself for being too late to the game on this. Say it with me: Reservations for The Rock must be made far in advance. Learn more here & don’t be me like me.

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Elephant Seals Guided Walk Ano Nuevo State Reserve

Elephant Seal Guided Walk @ Año Nuevo Coast Natural Preserve

Monterey: So glad we started our first Monterey morning by making the drive south on Pacific Coast Highway to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Carmel & savoring the trails there. We saw sea lions & otters galore.

After lunch outdoors at the funky Baja Cantina in Carmel, we headed back to Monterey via Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse on the West Coast. Then left the car at Lover’s Point Park so we could walk the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail to Cannery Row & Monterey Bay Aquarium, where we immersed ourselves until early evening finally leaving at closing time. The aquarium is a must-do.

Ano Nuevo: Our last day in California (New Year’s Eve Day) was spent falling in love with Ano Nuevo State Park elephant seals, off Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Cruz & SF.  Every year up to 10,000 elephant seals return to breed & give birth @ the park’s dunes and beaches. Because we were there during breeding season, we were able to take advantage of the 3-mile guided seal hike, available via advanced reservation, so we saw oodles of elephant seals & pups. This was a top highlight of the trip. To make reservations for the 2.5 hour Elephant Seal Guided Walks visit ReserveCalifornia at anonuevo.reservecalifornia.com or call 1-800-444-4445. 

Highway 1 Highlights: Thanks to the Web site Through My Lens, we visited Shark Fin Cove near Ano Nuevo State Park & Santa Cruz’s Natural Bridges State Park  on our way back to SF.

Last stop before catching our New Year’s Eve red-eye flight back to Georgia was an evening stop @ SF’s Moraga Street tiled steps. This sea-to-stars themed mosaic staircase flowing up 163 steps in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood was the ideal spot to stay goodbye & thank you to this amazing state.

Savannah private schools: Open House @ The Habersham School

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

The Habersham School Savannah private schools

Come see all that The Habersham School in Savannah has to offer at an open house Fri. Feb. 1, 9AM @ the school’s Gould Cottage Campus. For preK3-12th grades.

Register online here. 

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The Habersham School in Savannah offers several open houses for prospective families.

These admissions events and tours are wonderful opportunities for parents to learn more about the distinctives of a Habersham education.

Learn more here. 

Upcoming open houses 2018-19

Fridays at 9AM
Feb 1 – 8th-12th Grades – Habersham Hall Campus
Feb 22 – PreK3-12th Grades – Gould Cottage Campus

REGISTER ONLINE TO ATTEND AN OPEN HOUSE HERE.

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About The Habersham School

The Habersham School, Savannah
Enrollment: 230
PK3-12th

The Habersham School opened its doors in fall 2012, seeking to restore education to its purest form. The academic foundation is built upon the time-honored tradition of classical, liberal arts education, where students are taught to question, to investigate, to dialogue and to create.

In contrast with the uncertainty and hectic pace of today’s world, Habersham offers a nurturing and orderly environment where all learning is firmly rooted in the immovable truth of Christ.

Meaning and purpose underpin every aspect of instruction, leading students to discover the joy of learning and the virtue of hard work. Further, the unique all-school House system builds rich tradition while fostering community, competition, service and student leadership.

The Habersham School, 505 E 54th St, Savannah, 31405 (912) 509-0540. On Facebook here. Follow on twitter@habershamschool & on Instagram here.  The Habersham School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

Register for Night at the Museum 2019, Savannah. Space is limited

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Night at the Museum Savannah History kids events 2019

Come live the cinematic adventure on Sat. Jan. 26, 2019.

Explore the Savannah History Museum, take a behind the scenes tour, interact with historical characters from Savannah History Museum’s lively exhibits and catch one of the screenings of “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (rated PG) in the Savannah History Museum Theater.

Click below to select your time and experience Savannah History Museum’s “Night at the Museum” 2019 event.

Tickets: $12 for adults and children (18 mos. & older).

Register Now Here. 

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Exhibits Come To Life

Interact with characters from Savannah History Museum’s exhibits as the historical figures appear to magically come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Flannery O’Connor, a Central of Georgia Railroad worker, and more!

Watch “Night at the Museum 2”

Event participants will also have two opportunities to view “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (PG) in Savannah History Museum’s theater at 3PM and 8PM. The 105-minute film screening is optional and seating is first come, first served

Train as a Museum Night Guard

One of the most important jobs in a museum is the night guard. Join the exclusive training program and become an honorary Savannah History Museum Night Guard. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity.

Register online here. 

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Contact Dan McCall with any questions at 912-651-6840 X 302 or dmccall@chsgeorgia.org.

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Kindermusik Savannah January musical playdates

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

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Join  Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano for January monthly musical play dates: ‘A Trip to the Zoo’!

Ages 0-7 and their caregivers welcome for a 40-min adventure of fun, instruments, movement, stories and songs.

All children will receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon for weekly classes.

Play dates held:
Sat. Jan. 19 @ 10AM
Sat. Jan. 26 @ 10AM
Wed. Jan. 30 @ 10AM

Spaces limited: enroll today at kindermusikwith88keys.com. 912-988-KEYS.

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