Archive for June, 2020

SouthCoast Health Warns Not to Ignore Health Concerns

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

A message from SouthCoast Health in Savannah: If you have a chronic condition that requires routine checks and you have not seen your physician as prescribed, please contact your physician’s office as soon as possible.

SouthCoast Health has seen a drastic decrease of patient visits for chronic care management. Patients with conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart failure and hypertension are choosing to put off their scheduled or routine visits with their physicians.

SouthCoast Health has taken precautions to keep their offices safe for patient visits. Additionally, SouthCoast Health is happy to offer virtual visits when possible.

Learn more here.

Savannah artist creates thousands of face masks, partners with Telfair Museums

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Savannah fabric artist Jessica Pope started making facial masks for the Savannah community during the COVID-19 pandemic because she had to do something to help and keep herself calm.

With her partner Trae Gurley, Pope currently runs Savannah-based company Buck and Doe, which specializes in unique personal and home accessories. Their most popular products are handcrafted, brightly patterned bowties featuring quirky scenes. So when coronavirus began, shifting her focus to sewing whimsical fabric face masks was a natural transition. Pope started making the masks for the Savannah community, but it quickly became a national effort.

“We have made a little over 1,000 masks and have requests for 1,000 more and growing every day,” Pope said in a Telfair Museums media release.

Pope has had a lot of help meeting that demand her 86-year-old grandmother, Mariella of Eagle Idaho, who has now cut over 2,000 masks.

In 2019, Pope’s work was featured as part of Telfair Museums’ Boxed In/Break Out project showcasing local artists. Her installation Folklore, consisting of six large-scale paper quilts centered around repurposed Kodachrome slides, was shown in the Jepson Center’s exterior windows. Now the artist and the museum are partnering again.

In addition to commissioning 30 of Pope’s masks to protect frontline employees when Telfair reopens, the museum will sell Pope’s wares in the Jepson Center gift shop. In its support of local initiatives during the pandemic, the museum also has ordered hand sanitizer locally from Ghost Coast Distillery on Indian Street and is exploring more ways to collaborate with other businesses and artists.

Learn more about Buck and Doe masks here.

Learn more about Telfair Museums and its virtual offerings during the pandemic closure here.

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FREE Online kids’ programs @ UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island, Savannah

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island in Savannah will offer these free, virtual programs during July 2020. Register online via the links below.

The UGA Aquarium is CLOSED until further notice; however the Jay Wolf Nature Trail, salt marsh boardwalk, Skidaway Learning Garden, picnic area and pavilion are all open daily during daylight hours. Please use social distancing guidelines while onsite. Questions, please call 912-598-3474.

Afternoons at the Aquarium:
The Flying Debris
July 2, 2 – 2:30 p.m.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Exploring the Coast
July 7, 11 a.m. – Noon

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Afternoons at the Aquarium:
Turtle Takeover
July 9, 2 – 2:30 p.m.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Sharks and Rays 101
July 10, Noon – 1 p.m.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Skull Puzzles
July 14, 11 a.m. – Noon

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Afternoons at the Aquarium:
Feeling Crabby
July 16, 2 – 2:30 p.m

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Meet our Fleet
July 21, 11 a.m. – Noon

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Afternoons at the Aquarium:
Horseshoe Crabs
July 23, 2 – 2:30 p.m

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Barnacles, Sea Squirts and Algae
Oh My!
July 28, 11 a.m. – Noon

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

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Afternoons at the Aquarium:
Shark Sketches
July 30, 2 – 2:30 p.m

REGISTER ONLINE HERE. 

 

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Savannah Bananas game to benefit Friends of Oatland Island

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Oatland Island FOO Bananas Savannah

Are you ready to GO BANANAS?? 🍌🍌🍌

Now’s your chance to get tickets to The Savannah Bananas game AND support Friends of Oatland FOO, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the staff and animals of Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

FOO Night at Grayson Stadium in Savannah is Sat. Aug. 15 2020 and tickets are on sale NOW.

Let’s fill the stadium with FOO Fans and animal lovers – get your tickets 🎟 before they sell out.

Attendance for all Bananas games are limited to half capacity for the season so this might be your best (or only!) chance to get tickets.

GO BANANAS WITH FOO. Order tickets online here. 

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(Savannah private schools) Spots available @ Savannah Honor Academy

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

 

Savannah Honor Academy schools private kindergarten

Savannah Honor Academy is a K-5 school in the midtown Savannah area with two student openings for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

Questions? Contact Marla Cocalis at MarlaCocalis@yahoo.com.

About Savannah Honor Academy

Savannah Honor Academy has the following features:

small class-size (12 students)
mixed-age classes (K-2nd, 3rd-5th)
two 45-minute recesses
meaningful assessment
an emphasis on inquiry, exploration, and critical thinking skills
tuition: $900/month or $9000/year

Learn more here. 

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

(Therapists, Counselors, Savannah) Low Country Counseling

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Kristin Broderick  @ Low Country Counseling in Savannah offers therapy for adolescents and adults. Kristin specializes in substance use issues as well as concerns regarding body image, food, and eating patterns. She has extensive experience working with clients who also have mental health issues such as bipolar, anxiety, and depression.

Kristin has a passion for working with survivors of sexual trauma. She has supported her community through rape crisis volunteer work. She utilizes a person-centered orientation to best provide care and connect therapeutically with others.

Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions you need answered or to schedule an appointment. Help is available. You are not alone.

Hope starts here. 

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(Savannah summer camps 2020) Scribble Art Summer Camp

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Scribble Art Studio Summer Camps

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah summer art camp 2020 with social distancing in place

Summer camp 2020 is on @ Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.

Students explore a subject in two and three dimensional projects each day of the week. Students paint, print, collage, draw and sculpt to produce multiple projects each day. Two instructors for group size of 10-15 max.

These week-long camps are open to ages 4-8 from 9AM-Noon; ages 9 & older from 1-4PM.

Learn about the social distancing steps Scribble is taking here.

Register online here. 

Questions? Call Geoff at 202-379-5643

Scribble Art Studio
212 E. 37th St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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Savannah summer camps 2020: Virtual & half day in-person camps @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Savannah summer camps 2020 Telfair Art Jepson Center

 

Telfair Museums in Savannah has a brand new schedule of in-person and virtual camps for Summer 2020, completely redesigned to ensure social distancing and health and safety protocols while providing engaging, fun, and educational experiences for young people.

Space is limited. Register online here as soon as possible.

In-Person Camps @ Jepson Center 

Digital Photography Camp
June 29 – July 3 (Ages 10-12 years)
July 6 – 10 (Ages 13-16 years)

Summer Art Club! Painting and Drawing Camps
July 13 – 17 (Ages 9-12 years)
July 20 – 24 (Ages 12-14 years)
July 27 – 31 (Ages 9-12 years)
August 3 – 7 (Ages 12-14 years)

Parent-Child Art Club: Afternoon Adventures in Art
(Ages pre-K – 8 years, and parents or caregivers)
June 29-August 3

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NEW! Virtual Camps & Youth Classes

Virtual Art with the Pros Class
(Ages 6-10 years)
June 29 – August 3

Virtual Video Game Camp
July 6-10 (Ages 12-14 years)

Virtual Crafters’ Class/Crafting with S.T.E.A.M.
June 29- August 3 (Ages 8-12 years)

Register online here

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New single-family birthday parties, as a safe party alternative, offered @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Savannah birthday parties social distancing Savannah Children's Museum Coastal Heritage Society Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah is now offering new single-family birthday parties, as a safe birthday party alternative at Savannah Children’s Museum.

Each birthday party booked will have exclusive use of Savannah Children’s Museum and will be hosted outdoors only to observe social distancing protocols and extra cleaning procedures.

Parties will be limited to a capacity of 25 people maximum. Any of Savannah Children’s Museum’s usual themes can be accommodated, with pricing starting at $225.

Contact: For additional details and to book a birthday party, contact: lbooth@chsgeorgia.org.

Themes include:

Basic Birthday Party Package: Basic birthday parties include unlimited time at the museum, and a private party host to help with set-up, clean-up, and activities. Themed activities not included.

Mad Scientist Theme: Come for some EXPLOSIVE fun while you conduct an exciting experiment with your Mad Scientist Party Host. Parties include a cake from Baker’s Pride, table settings, and a goody bag for each child.

Little Artist Theme: Let your petite Picasso shine with a guided art activity on your special day. Parties include a cake from Baker’s Pride, table settings, and a goody bag for each child.

Junior Engineer Theme: All aboard, Choo Choo! Happy Birthday to YOU. Junior engineers will have the best birthday ever with a unique handcar activity. Parties include a cake from Baker’s Pride, table settings, and a goody bag for each child.

Pixies and Pirates: Theme Explore our enchanted Frogtown Garden in search of magical creatures and create a whimsical craft to take home with you. Parties include a cake from Baker’s Pride, table settings, and a goody bag for each child.

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Enter your child to win a FREE month of Kindermusik Savannah

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah toddlers music

Enter your child to win a TOTALLY FREE month of Kindermusik Savannah in July 2020.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 30TH.

Anyone may enter with a child aged 0-7 years! Limit of 1 child per family; only 1 entry permitted.

Winner must be available to attend on at least one of these days we offer classes. You may choose between virtual or in-studio classes, or attend both. Prize is for UNLIMITED ATTENDANCE so you can attend as many classes as you like during your month’s membership.

See the Kindermusik Savannah July class schedule here.

Virtual classes will be held via Zoom. In-studio classes will be held at our studio in Bloomingdale. Prize is for the month of July 2020 only, and cannot be redeemed for any other month.

One winner will be randomly selected and notified by text and/or email on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com to enter your child, or text 912-432-5885 to try a free trial class in June.

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

Savannah Educational Consultants for summer tutoring to prevent COVID-19 slide

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Savannah Educational Consultants tutoring

Going back to school will be hard enough… make sure your child has not suffered from the “COVID SLIDE” and is ready to compete academically.

Individualized programming is available for all students, including those with SLD, ADHD and/or ASD, @ Savannah Educational Consultants

For more information, please call Laurel Brady, Director, Specialized Services,

If you’re interested in services or want more information, please call 912-238-9552.

Savannah Educational Consultants
130 Tibet Ave.
Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31406

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SouthCoast Health pediatrician: The Importance of Vaccinations

Monday, June 8th, 2020
SouthCoast Health pediatricians

Savannah pediatrician Amanda H. Hendricks, M.D., FAAP

The best way parents can keep their children happy and healthy is through vaccinations, said SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. Amanda Hendricks.

Learn more here about the benefits of vaccinations and why it’s vital to ensure your children are up to date no matter their age.

If you have additional questions or would like to discuss this topic with one of SouthCoast Health’s pediatric experts, call 912-691-3600.

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Savannah schools: St. Andrew’s Wilkowski Scholarship Award winners

Monday, June 8th, 2020

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As longtime supporters of St. Andrew’s School in Savannah, the Wilkowksi family annually presents a scholarship to one male and one female student athlete in the senior class.

To be eligible for this $1,000 scholarship, a student must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have attended St. Andrew’s all four years in the Upper School, and must have earned at least 7 Varsity letters. All eligible candidates are interviewed by Dr. Mike Wilkowksi and winners are selected from the interview process.

The 2020 Wilkowski Scholarship Award winners are Matt Eling and Cayleigh Nicholson (pictured right). At St. Andrew’s, Matt participated in Varsity Soccer and Swimming and Cayleigh participated in Varsity Cross Country and Soccer. Matt and Cayleigh are both attending Georgia Tech in the fall.

“The Wilkowski sisters, Grace ’06, Mary ’07, and Rose ’08, exemplified the true meaning of being a student athlete,” said Kelley Waldron, Head of School. “These three alumni were fully committed to their studies, the school community, and their skills on the court and field.”

In recognition of their successes, in 2014 the school retired all three jerseys for the Wilkowski sisters.

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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 offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program 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

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Sensational Summer Camp @ St. Andrew’s School

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Savannah summer camps 2020 St. Andrew's

SENSATIONAL SUMMER CAMPS AT ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL, Wilmington IS.
June 8 – July 17 2020
Day Camp & Speciality Camps (puppetry, music, sports, snapology, and more)
Visit saslions.com/summercamps for details and to register.

St. Andrew’s is planning to be in full operation for Summer Camp 2020. They are actively examining all aspects of the day and specialty camp processes, health response procedures, and cleaning procedures to ensure that they meet or exceed the state standards.

Come join camp at St. Andrew’s school for exceptional summer programs. Day camp runs the weeks of June 8-July 17, serving students pre-k 3 through rising 6th grade.

A wide variety of athletic, artistic, as well as, academic camps are offered the weeks of June 8 through the week of July 17 (with the exception of July 3). There’s something for everyone from pre-k 3 through high school.

If you have questions or concerns, reach out to Director Tricia Yates at yatest@saslions.com or by calling the school at (912)897- 4941.

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(Savannah therapists) Low Country Counseling on eating disorders

Monday, June 1st, 2020

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Low Country Counseling in Savannah

Understanding eating disorders can be an important step in helping yourself or a loved one who struggles with body image and their relationship with food.

Therapists @ Low Country Counseling explain here what an eating disorder is and the four types of eating disorders.

Eating Disorders are treatable. If you worry about your relationship with food, REACH OUT! Connection is the key to healing. Recovery is possible.

Learn more here. 
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If you or a loved one is in need of support, Low Country Counseling offers specialized therapy for individuals, moms, couples, families, and teens. Contact Low Country Counseling for any questions or to schedule an appointment. Help is available.

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How are you teaching your kids about racism in this moment?

Monday, June 1st, 2020
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-Art by Panhandle Slim, Savannah

Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs asks parents in The Romper “How are you educating your child so that they don’t end up with their knee on the neck of a black man begging for his life?”

White parents need to teach their kids to be actively anti-racist and they need to do it early and often, St. Bernard-Jacobs writes.

“If you aren’t teaching your kid to be anti-racist, you are teaching them to be racist,” St. Bernard-Jacobs writes.

St. Bernard-Jacobs offers a few ways that kids receive messages about anti-racism in their homes and some questions we need to be asking of ourselves. Read the article here.

We all have a responsibility to do more to end racism and reject silence.

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More resources for parents to raise anti-racist children: