Weekend Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

April 17th, 2014

A lot of Spring family events – including free Earth Day festival & free Easter Egg hunts - happening this weekend in Savannah & the Lowcountry. Check out all the local kid-friendly events by visiting our Events Calendar by clicking here .

Looking to get out of town for the day? Click here for our picks for 25 best daytrips from Savannah.

Candidates’ Forum for Savannah-Chatham School Board President, May 7

April 16th, 2014

Savannah schoolsThe PTAs for Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Garrison Elementary, Jacob G. Smith Elementary & Heard Elementary along with SouthernMamas.com are sponsoring a non-partisan forum for candidates running in the May 20, 2014 election for President of the Savannah Chatham County School Board.

All 5 candidates have confirmed participation: Sadie C. Brown, Jolene Byrne, Chester A. Ellis, George Seaborough, Dave Simons.

Come & hear where the candidates stand on issues that directly affect our children’s lives.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6:30-8 PM
Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance
5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, Ga.31405
Details here.

FREE & open to the public.
FREE childcare will be available with RSVP by Monday, May 5th to Jennifer Rich at 912-355-8111 or programming@savj.org

April 21 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 20 Savannah-Chatham school board president election. Click here to register to vote or update your registration.

Tybee Island Kite Flying Festival (April 27)

April 16th, 2014

Tybee Kite Flying Festival 2014Come out to fly a kite to support and create awareness about Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. Tybee Island will host the 3rd Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival to benefit movement disorders on April 27. Open to the public!

In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group and North Beach Bar & Grill welcomes the community to participate in the 3rd Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day at the beach featuring food, fun, art, kite flying and music provided by “The Band with No Name.” Students of Savannah Arts Academy will also participate in a fun Kite Design Contest.
WHEN:
Sunday, April 27
11-2 p.m.
WHERE:
Registration is at the North Beach parking lot next to North Beach Bar & Grill entrance.
COST: Registration for the Kite Festival is $10 which includes a kite provided by IntotheWind.com and Gumbo provided by North Beach Bar & Grill. For more information call 912.663.6803 or email krpnova@aol.com or visit Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group on Facebook.

Disney Summer Deals: Only 18 Summers, Make This One Count!

April 16th, 2014

Disney Summer 2014 Deals Our little ones don’t stay little for long, and with only 18 summers to make lifelong memories, what are your plans for this summer?

Maybe a family trip to Walt Disney World? For a limited time you can SAVE UP TO 35% on your resort stay at Disney this summer. This promotion is available at select hotels and stays most nights from June 15 to August 28, 2014. And when you add a minimum 6-day Magic Your Way Ticket to make it a package, you’ll save an extra 5%!

Some 6-day, 5-night packages are as low as $76 per person, per day for a family of 4 at Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

Hurry, because booking for this promotion ends on June 5th and availability is limited. Get your no-obligation vacation quote or for more details call 843-284-3241.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
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Help with allergies & sinuses from Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, Pooler

April 15th, 2014

Free allergy checkup SavannahHow can Chiropractic Care help with allergies and sinuses?

Allergy season is here – and millions of Americans are facing months of suffering and living on allergy medicines they’d rather not take. There are , however, a few tricks that work for many people to make allergy season their favorite time of the year.

Consuming a daily tablespoon of local honey is a great trick for allergy sufferers. Since the way this trick works is to slowly expose the body to the pollens the bees collect, it does need to be locally collected and fresh. Check Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center’s favorite place to get local honey, Polk’s Plus in Pooler, GA. You can also check out the Farmer’s Market in Forsyth Park on Saturdays.

Since the nervous system influences the immune system’s internal threat alert, improving the communication between your nervous and immune systems thru chiropractic care can be a big help to many allergy sufferers. Details here.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Earth Day Savannah 2014 Festival, April 19

April 15th, 2014

Earth Day Savannah 2014

FREE Earth Day Savannah 2014
9 AM-3 PM Forsyth Park

FREE activities include:
All Day: Bouncy Houses, facepainting, crafts, live animals
11 AM- Noon: Printmaking & recycled terrariums with Savannah Children’s Museum
Noon-1 PM: Reptile Exploration with Burton 4-H
1-2 PM: Printmaking & recycled terrariums with Savannah Children’s Museum
2-3 PM: Recycled Wind Chimes with Scribble Art Studio

Festival Schedule:
RecycleRama: 8am-11am
Forsyth Farmers Market: 9am-3pm
Exhibitors, workshops, kids activities, food & music: 11am-3pm
Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride: 3pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EARTH DAY SAVANNAH 2014, CLICK HERE.

FREE Guided Bird Walk @ Fort Pulaski (for all ages), April 19

April 15th, 2014

free bird walk Savannah

It’s time to get your bird on!

Whether your a veteran birder or a newbie, kick of National Park Week with a free bird walk at Fort Pulaski National Monument. On Saturday, April 19th, meet with a member of the Savannah chapter of the National Audubon Society to learn more about the wings of spring on Cockspur Island. There’s no charge for the program. Meet at the park entrance at 8 a.m. for a fascinating walk on the natural history side. More info here.

Fort Pulaski National Monument will be partnering with the Ogeechee Audubon Society, the Savannah chapter of the National Audubon Society, for a series of bird walks inside te park. Every 3rd Saturday, at 8:00 AM, members of this organization will lead bird walks in the park. As the seasons change and birds migrate, there will be the opportunity to see new and different birds. Interested birders can meet a member of the Ogeechee Audubon Society near the park’s Entrance Station at 8:00 AM. We will be on the lookout for marsh sparrows, shorebirds, and sedge wrens. At 9:00 AM, the bird walk will move through the park. These special programs will be offered each month at no charge. No reservations are necessary.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, CLICK HERE.

Giveaway: 24 Easter Minibox from Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah

April 14th, 2014

Gigi's Cupcakes Savannah Easter 2014

UPDATE: Winner is Danielle Flanagan!

Easter giveaway! Win a Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah Easter assorted mini box (24 cupcakes).

To enter to win, “like” Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah by clicking here. Then please share your favorite Spring time tradition or activity on the Gigi’s wall. Don’t forget to say that SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Deadline to enter noon Thurs. April 17 2014. We’ll pick a winner at random & announce the winner here & on our SouthernMamas.com Facebook page.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah will have these oh-so adorable Easter cupcakes available in store April 14-19 or you can pre-order now. Cost: 12 for $15 or 24 for $30.

Gigi's Cupcakes Savannah Easter cupcakes You can order cupcakes online at www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/orderahead or call 912.349.2778.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is at 5521 Abercorn St., next to Petite Feet and across from the Publix Twelve Oaks Shopping Center.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 100, 912.349.2778 or email savannahga@gigiscupcakesusa.com , www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/savannahgeorgia. On Facebook here. Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is a SouthernMamas advertiser.

What to do if you don’t get the school you want in this week’s Savannah-Chatham public pre-K lottery

April 14th, 2014

pre-K lottery savannah public schoolsAnxious about the pre-K lottery results that will be emailed this Wed. April 16 2014?

Keep in mind: if your child gets a seat at any of their choices, they are not automatically placed on any wait lists.

However, Kurt Hetager, Manager of Communications and Community Engagement at Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, said that after the lottery is run this Wed. April 16, parents can request to be placed on the wait list at any of the 30 sites to try and get a seat at the school they desire before the beginning of the new school year.

Please note: after the school year starts (August 7, 2014) parents can’t switch between schools within the SCCPSS school system, Hetager said.

New this year: Parents can complete the Wait List form online. Beginning Thursday, there will be a link on the http://pk.sccpss.com  site where parents can complete a short form requesting to be placed on a maximum of three wait lists, Hetager said. They will receive email confirmation that they are on the wait list.

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools will also post a list of all the schools and the number of students on each wait list so parents can make better informed choices.

About FREE Georgia pre-K

The FREE Georgia pre-k program is a full-day program available at some public and private schools. Some of the programs don’t have enough spaces for all those who want to attend.

To participate in the Pre-K Program at Savannah-Chatham public schools, children must be four years of age on or before September 1, 2014, and must be a resident of Chatham County.

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah named one of the top challenging U.S. high schools

April 14th, 2014

Private schools in Savannah

St. Andrew’s School - a private school on Wilmington Is. in Savannah – recently received recognition as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation. This marks the third year in a row for the Savannah private school to receive the honor.

From the over 2,000 public and private schools ranked, St. Andrew’s placed 18th overall and received the highest ranking of any private school nationwide. The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country for over 15 years.

“I’m thrilled that St. Andrew’s is again being recognized for one of our distinguishing characteristics–that we provide a challenging curriculum to all of our students while giving them the individual attention and supportive environment they need to help them meet that challenge,” said Sara Rubinstein, Upper School Head. “The honor speaks to our providing a meaningful and rigorous college prep curriculum to 100% of our students through our open access International Baccalaureate Program.”

View the Post’s challenging list by clicking here.

Savannah Arts Academy was also included on the list & ranked at No. 268.

St. Andrew’s School St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah, Georgia. For more information on the private Pre-K through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com

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

You’re invited: Parent & Me Music Playdate with Kindermusik in Savannah, April 21

April 14th, 2014

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Kindermusik in Savannah ‘s April once per month play date will be Monday, April 21st at 11:10am.

This month’s theme is “April showers- playdate’s OURS!!” and is open for ages 0-7.

Class cost is $15 for the first child, and $5 for any additional siblings, and includes the class, an instrument for each participant, ten Kindermusik songs and a bonus gift at the end of class!

To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com  then click on the Kindermusik link or call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

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

Want a nationally recognized professional soccer coach to take over your child’s PE class for free? Contact Savannah United

April 14th, 2014

Savannah United Soccer lessons in Savannah Schools

This past week, Savannah United soccer Coach Darren spent his days with several different PE groups from Isle of Hope Elementary. He had a fantastic time teaching soccer to some amazing young student athletes!

SSA Savannah United offers their United in the Community program to local schools at NO ADDITIONAL COST to the school. Savannah United feels it is their responsibility as a club to grow soccer in our community, one player at a time.

Because Savannah United is a non-profit organization, they don’t want to charge schools or parents for their community outreach. Since the inception of Savannah United last summer, they’ve already taught over 500 students in our community!

Want a nationally recognized professional soccer coach to come to your school and take over your PE Class? Contact SSA Savannah United – they’ll make it happen. Email d.spong@savannahunited.com  or j.storey-pitts@savannahunited.com .

SSA Savannah United – One Vision. One Community. One Club., 912-691-2472 email: info@savannahunited.com www.savannahunited.com Savannah United is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE community lecture on the benefits of fish oil, April 24, Savannah

April 14th, 2014

free fish oil lecture Savannah

Savannah Day & Specialty Summer Camps 2014 at St. Andrew’s School

April 13th, 2014

St. Andrew's Summer Camps 2014Day and Specialty Camps at St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah

June 9 – August 1

Come join St. Andrew’s School for a summer of fun, excitement, and learning at St. Andrew’s School Summer Camp! St. Andrew’s summer camp programs include a daily “Day Camp” along with a wide array of weekly “Specialty” camps. St. Andrew’s camps are led by teachers, community leaders and highly qualified counselors with a passion for working with young people and helping them learn and develop skills.

Summer Camp details here.

St. Andrew’s School St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah, Georgia. For more information on the private Pre-K through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com

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

Read the SouthernMamas.com Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide by clicking here.

Kids’ Easter Bunny Drawing Challenge: Win an Art Kit from Scribble Art Studio packed with art supplies

April 13th, 2014

Scribble art studio bunny drawing contest Savannah Scribble Art Studio’s Drawing Challenge “Easter Bunny”

Win a fabulous Art Kit filled with all of Scribble’s favorite art supplies! Just have your little artist copy the Bunny illustration and share it on Scribble’s Facebook wall here to enter to win. All ages and entries accepted!

A winning name will be randomly selected April 28th.

Scribble Art Kits contain:
*Clay
*Set of Brushes
*Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils
*Sketchbook
*Pencil Set
*Bristol Pad

Scribble & SouthernMamas.com are excited to see some bunnies!

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler offers private & group art classes for kids, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble has 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.

Perfect Mother’s Day gift: Gift box of artisan products from Georgia Crafted

April 12th, 2014

 

Georgia Crafted Mother's Day gifts Georgia Crafted is a subscription/gift box company promoting local Georgia artisans.

Sign up and you’ll receive a monthly delivery that contains 4-5 carefully curated (a.k.a. The Best) products made right here in Georgia. They’re bringing “Local to Your Door” in a whole new way.

Georgia Crafted boxes make for the perfect gift for that special someone that is always so hard to buy for! Need a gift right away? Georgia Crafted offers carefully-curated gift boxes that are ready to ship right away.

Sign up at www.georgiacrafted.com .
$29.99 (includes free nationwide shipping)

Mother’s Day Gift Box:
$33.99 (includes free nationwide shipping)
Mother’s Day Georgia Crafted Gift Box is the perfect gift for any “mom” in your life. Whether it’s your Mom, Step-Mom, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Teacher or Best Girlfriend – she will absolutely love what will be coming to her.
This beautiful gift will include:
-Salacia Salts Lip Scrub (Savannah)
-Savon Bath – Bath Cupake (Atlanta)
-Savon Bath – 2oz Blueberry Goatmilk and Honey Lotion (Atlanta)
-Tiffani Taylor Gallery – ”Love Letter: Infinite Possibilities Postcard” & “Tiffani Taylor Lifestyle Collection: Poppies, Mirrored Compact.” This compact, alone, retails for $25! (Savannah)

Order today and the box will ship the first week of May to arrive in time for Mother’s Day!

Georgia Crafted, www.georgiacrafted.com On Facebook here. Follow Georgia Crafted on Twitter www.twitter.com/georgiacrafted  Georgia Crafted is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Dr. Kasey Berman opens new Savannah pediatric office: Be Pediatrics

April 9th, 2014

Savannah pediatriciansDr. Kasey Berman is thrilled to announce the opening of her Savannah pediatric office, Be Pediatrics, in June 2014.

Dr. Berman is a local Savannahian who has been practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine in Savannah for the last 10 years. She is excited to bring a fresh perspective to child medical care to the Savannah community with advanced medical technology to keep her families connected to their pediatrician.

Dr. Berman believes in proactive and integrative medicine, evaluating all facets of a child’s life that may affect their health. At Be Pediatrics, we don’t just treat your child’s symptoms, we aim to eliminate the underlying cause.

Dr. Berman is a cum laude with honors graduate of the University of Georgia and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her pediatric residency at Memorial Health, where she spent several years as an academic attending teaching residents and medical students before entering a career in private practice medicine. Dr. Berman enjoys spending her down time with her husband and two children, relaxing outdoors in our beautiful city and volunteering for various local charitable organizations.

Stay connected to Be Pediatrics by liking the practice on Facebook here or follow on Twitter @drkaseyberman

Be Pediatrics, 400 Mall Blvd, Suite 410B Savannah, 31406, 912.472.0314, email drberman@bepediatrics.com  www.bepediatrics.com  Be Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Gigi’s Cupcakes Easter Mini Egg Carton Cupcakes, Savannah

April 9th, 2014

Gigi's Cupcakes Savannah Easter 2014Perfect Easter treat!

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah will have these oh-so adorable Easter cupcakes available in store April 14-19 or you can pre-order now. Cost: 12 for $15 or 24 for $30.

Gigi's Cupcakes Savannah Easter cupcakes You can order cupcakes online at www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/orderahead or call 912.349.2778.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is at 5521 Abercorn St., next to Petite Feet and across from the Publix Twelve Oaks Shopping Center.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 100,  912.349.2778 or email savannahga@gigiscupcakesusa.com , www.gigiscupcakesusa.com/savannahgeorgia. On Facebook here. Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is a SouthernMamas advertiser. 

FREE Rock-n-Roll Easter Event, Savannah (April 19)

April 9th, 2014

Easter 2014: Easter Egg Hunts in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.You’re invited to bring your kids to the Rock-n-Roll Easter Event.

The Easter event will be Sat. April 19, 10:00 AM @ White Bluff UMC, 11911 White Bluff Road (at the end of Truman Parkway)

Games, crafts, spring cupcakes, puppet show, prizes and, of course, an egg hunt. Open to the public.

For more local Easter 2014 events including Easter Egg hunts in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill & Hilton Head Is., click here.

JEA Preschool Savannah Summer 2014 Program, ages 14 months-4 yrs

April 9th, 2014

Summer programs camps for preschoolers  Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah Summer Camp 2014 provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment where children will make new friends, enjoy exciting activities, learn new skills, and experience age-appropriate independence.

JEA Preschool Savannah staff is mature, professional, and loving with years of experience in working with the young child. They are trained in CPR, fire safety and first aid. Children will experience a wide range of activities including art, science, water play (with swimming instruction for the three and four year olds), music, games, cooking and more.

JEA Preschool Savannah welcomes children and families from the entire community and is the place to send your young child for lots of safe, summer fun. You do not have to be JEA member to attend.

- Weekly Shabbat celebrations for all ages
- Swimming lessons for children ages three and four
- Beaches, Bugs, and Babies as the summer theme
- Hands on experiences and activities
- Special guests and activities
- Half day and Full day options

2014 Summer Theme:

Bugs, Beaches, and Babies
Through intentional, play-based experiences, JEA Preschool Savannah provides the tools for lifelong learning. Those experiences will include learning about shells, waves and sand, as well as exploration of bugs and insects. Children will develop their fine motor skills when they paint with shaving cream on the art wall and their gross motor skills on the climbing structure in our new outdoor space.

Click here to register for the JEA Preschool Savannah Summer Program.

Download the Summer Program Guide here.

About JEA Preschool Savannah JEA Preschool Savannah, located in the Jewish Educational Alliance community center at 5111 Abercorn Street, 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, led by qualified and experienced teachers, is Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Extended hours are available daily, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email preschool@savj.org or click here .

JEA Preschool Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE SAVANNAH SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK HERE.

You’re invited: Candidates’ Forum for Savannah-Chatham School Board President, May 7

April 8th, 2014

school board election Vote May 20 for Savannah-Chatham School Board President

Be a savvy parent. Know your candidates.
The PTAs for Garrison Elementary, Jacob G. Smith Elementary, Charles Ellis Montessori Academy & Heard Elementary along with SouthernMamas.com are sponsoring a non-partisan candidates’ forum.

Come & hear where the candidates stand on issues that directly affect our children’s lives.  Chances are this school board will be responsible for appointing our next superintendent.

Candidates’ Forum
Forum moderator: WSAV Coastal Sunrise morning anchor Dave Kartunen
JEA
5111 Abercorn St.
Savannah, Ga. 31405
Wed. May 7, 6:30-8 PM
FREE Childcare will be available with RSVP by Monday, May 5th to Jennifer Rich at
912-355-8111 or programming@savj.org

FREE & open to the public

The May 20 Savannah-Chatham School Board President election is especially important because the contract for Superintendent Dr. Thomas B. Lockamy, Jr. will be up for a board vote in 2016. So the new school board may pick his successor, which will set the direction for the school system for years to come. The president is the only position that will change. Everyone else is running uncontested to keep their seats. The current president, Joe Buck, is term limited out so the president seat is open.

This election can directly affect the lives of our children.

Know your candidates

All 5 candidates (Sadie C. Brown, Jolene Byrne, Chester A. Ellis, George Seaborough & David Simons) plan to attend this May 7 non-partisan candidates forum at the JEA.

Julie Wade – Board of Education Representative, District One at Savannah-Chatham County Public School System – will give a brief introduction about some important issues that the board will be dealing with and talk about some ways parents can get involved in school governance.  The candidates will introduce themselves and then answer questions submitted by the public.

FREE Childcare will be available with RSVP by Monday, May 5th to Jennifer Rich at 912-355-8111 or programming@savj.org

Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center,

April 8th, 2014

Toddler Tuesdays nature programs for kids in Savannah at Oatland Island Wildlife CenterOatland Island Wildlife Center
Wildlife and education programs
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31410
(912) 395-1212

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center.
Programs are at 10 AM & 11 AM on Tuesdays each week . Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees for 2013:
General: $5 per child $5 per adult
Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

Toddler Tuesday Topics

If you are new to the Savannah area or are a new parent, then you need to check out Toddler Tuesdays, a fun weekly program that celebrates nature @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410.

At Toddler Tuesday, children & their parents/caretakers experience nature through themed activities including live animal encounters, wildlife nature walks, storytelling, songs, interactive finger-play & crafts.

Oatland’s naturalist Michelle Kelly leads these exciting & educational sessions.

NEW TIMES: 10 AM & 11 AM

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays Programs sare at 10 AM & 11 AM on Tuesdays each week . Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees: General: $5 per child $5 per adult Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

FOR UPCOMING TODDLER TUESDAY THEMES, CLICK HERE.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

Summer Camps 2014: Open House @ Utopia Georgia Full-Day Savannah Camp, May 17

April 8th, 2014

Utopia Georgia Summer Camp 2014Looking for a unique, full-day Savannah camp for your child?

Check out Utopia Georgia on Windward Island in Savannah.

This camp for ages 5-12  is 8 AM-6 PM Monday through Friday and has a 1:6 staff to camper ratio.

Summer camp programs include building, design, gardening, making, doing, sewing, exploring, computer-aided design, music and much more!

Learn more details & see the camp at an open house, noon-3 PM Sat. May 17 2014.

For more information, email juliehansil@gmail.com or visit the Utopia Georgia page on Facebook here.

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Summer Camps 2014 in Savannah

April 7th, 2014

summer camps 2014 savannah hilton head is

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

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

Read our Savannah Summer Camps 2014 Guide by clicking here.

Summer Camps 2014: Preschool Camp for ages 18 months- 2nd grade @ First Christian Preschool, Savannah

April 7th, 2014

preschool summer camps 2014 in Savannah First Christian Preschool has a structured preschool camp for ages 18 months to 2nd grade from 9 AM-2 PM during the months of June, July, and August 2014.

There will be a new theme each week which will include daily arts and crafts, music, and creative play. Terrific Thursdays offers on-site field trips such as scavenger hunts, creative movement, water days, and Puppet People.

First Christian Preschool – located on Victory Drive in the Savannah’s Ardsley Park – offers 3 choices for enrollment: 3 days (T/Th/F), 2 days (T/Th), 1 day (F). They also offer weekly enrollment opportunities.

Please contact Sarah Marquez @ 912-234-3149 or firstchristianpreschool@yahoo.com for more information.

First Christian Preschool, 711 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, 31405, 912 234-3149, On Facebook here. First Christian Preschool is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK HERE. If you’re looking specifically for camps for preschoolers,  search ‘Camps by Activity’ & select preschool camps.

Summer Camps 2014: Horizons summer enrichment program and St. Andrew’s School form partnership

April 7th, 2014

Private schools in SavannahSt. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Is. is pleased to join forces with one of America’s best summer learning programs.  Horizons is a six-week academic, cultural and recreational summer enrichment program that helps students from a diverse, low-income population build problem-solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility and instill respect for oneself and others.

This first summer St. Andrew’s will host Kindergarten and 1st grade students on campus.  The program will grow, adding one grade each summer.

“The entire St. Andrew’s community has embraced this new partnership with Horizons.  We have students volunteering their time this summer, several key individuals joining the Horizons Board of Directors and some of our teachers serving as Horizons faculty,” said Mark Toth, Head of St. Andrew’s School. “With any partnership, our goal is to create relevant and meaningful opportunities for our students, families and faculty.”

Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah’s Executive Director, says, “We are thrilled to have another independent school join our team and especially pleased to better serve families in Savannah’s eastside islands area.  St. Andrew’s School has recently been recognized as an innovator in education by Apple and The Washington Post, and I am pleased that Horizons students will be the true beneficiaries from this collaborative effort.”

St. Andrew’s School
St. Andrew’s is an independent, International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah, Georgia. For more information on the private Pre-K through Grade 12 school, visit www.saintschool.com

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

Quiet time & free photo with Easter Bunny for children with autism or other disabilities, sensory issues, 4/12, Savannah Mall

April 7th, 2014

Sensory Friendly Easter Bunny Savannah Mall This Saturday April 12, the Caring Bunny will greet families at the lower level of Center Court in the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St.

With an atmosphere free from bright, flashing lights, or high-energy music, all children with different abilities are invited to meet Caring Bunny at this free event from 8-10 AM April 12 2014.

Children with autism have senses that can be oversensitive or under-developed, which affects how they experience different environments, making background noises unbearably loud or confusing. This can cause anxiety or even physical pain.

Savannah Mall’s Caring Bunny greets children in a calm environment, in an effort to make the Easter Bunny experience enjoyable for everyone. In addition, families will be given a 5 x 7 photograph from the visit and a complimentary ride on the children’s train.

For more local Easter 2014 events including Easter Egg hunts in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill & Hilton Head Is., click here.

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, www.savannahmall.com , 912-927-7467. The Savannah Mall is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride, April 19, Savannah

April 7th, 2014

Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride Savannah 2014Savannah Bicycle Campaign is holding its Seventh Annual Savannah Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

This free, family-friendly, police-escorted ride is part of the City of Savannah’s Earth Day Festival and will depart from the south end of Forsyth Park at 3 p.m. An after‐ride party, the Post Wheelie Dealie, will be held at Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina, 1611 Habersham St.

For more information, click here.

FOR MORE KID-FRIENDLY FREE SAVANNAH EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Test prep books, flashcards available @ Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

April 6th, 2014

Barnett test prep books, products Savannah

It’s hard to just have one, but Barnett Educational Supplies staff in Savannah narrowed down their list of must-haves to share with you! Stop in they’ll show you why these products are number one on their list.

Test prep Barnett Savannah Test Prep Math Word Problem flash cards, $2.99

test practice books Barnett Savannah Test Practice books available in grades 1-8, $15.99

Test prep flashcards Barnett Savannah Test Prep flash cards available in grades 2-6, $12.99

Shop Local, Shop Barnett!

Store Hours:
M-F 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun Closed during April, May and June

Please like Barnett on Facebook here to stay updated on their sales.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email barneduc@bellsouth.net www.barnetteducationalsupplies.com , Barnett Educational Supplies is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Kudzu Bowl-a-thon: Help Memorial Children’s Hospital raise money to send 20 Savannah children with Type 1 Diabetes to Camp Kudzu

April 6th, 2014

Kudzu Bowl in Savannah 2014Help Memorial Children’s Hospital in Savannah raise money to send 20 Savannah-area children with Type 1 Diabetes to Camp Kudzu!

You’re invited to come out on May 17, 2014 for Memorial Children’s Hospital first annual Kudzu Bowl from 3:00-5:00p.m. at AMF Savannah Lanes in Savannah.

You can form a team, join an existing team, and make a gift in support of a team or team member by clicking here. Your participation in this first annual bowl-a-thon will raise the funds needed to provide local Kudzu Campers a life-changing camp experience.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make new friends and connect with campers while having a ton of fun, supporting Memorial’s partnership with Camp Kudzu and raising money for summer camp.

Learn more by clicking here.

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK HERE.

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