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Giveaway: FREE Family 4-pack of tickets to Sesame Street Live, Savannah

April 22nd, 2014

sesame street live ticket giveaway savannah This week, a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader will win four tickets to Sesame Street Live’s “Can’t Stop Singing” – coming to the Savannah Civic Center – Johnny Mercer Theatre this summer June 10 & 11 2014.

To enter to win, visit the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page by clicking here; like the page; then comment on our wall, telling us your favorite Sesame Street memory from your own childhood or your child’s or your favorite Sesame Street character.  Deadline to enter: 9 PM Sun. April 27. We’ll pick a name at random & announce the winner here & on our Facebook page.

Sesame Street Live
“Can’t Stop Singing”
Savannah, GA; Savannah Civic Center
Tuesday, June 10 & Wednesday, June 11, 2014

When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air – and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out!

Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie…and more. Each performance is 90 minutes of singing, dancing and audience participation, including a 15-minute intermission. The perfect length for very young children.

Ticket information
• Tickets on sale now at the box office and all Etix locations. To charge by phone, call 912-651-6557. Ticket prices: $15, $25, $30 (Gold Circle) & $55 (Sunny Seats).
• Group savings available. Groups 10+ call 912-651-6557.
• Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats. The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends.
• Additional fees/surcharges may apply.

Performance Schedule
• Tuesday, June 10: 6:30 PM
• Wednesday, June 11: 10:30 AM & 6:30 PM

Discounts on Kids’ Pottery Camps 2014 @ Savannah’s Clay Spot

April 22nd, 2014

Pottery Camps Savannah 2014Only more week to get a 15% discount on Pottery Camp at Savannah’s Clay Spot, if you register and pay by May 1st.

Pottery camps are weekly 9-12noon running June, July and August. For more info, click here.

Savannah’s Clay Spot is at 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, GA 31401. The studio sits on the SW corner of Barnard and Henry Street with the front door facing Henry St. There is parking right in front of the studio facing Henry Street. Look for the fun red fence.

For all information either call Lisa Bradley at 912-509-4647 or e-mail lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

“Like” Savannah’s Clay Spot on Facebook here to stay connected.

Savannah’s Clay Spot, www.savannahsclayspot.com, 1305 Barnard St., Savannah, 31401, tel. 912-509-4647 or e-mail lisa@savannahsclayspot.com

Disney free dining promo may be coming soon for Fall 2014

April 22nd, 2014

FREE Disney dining 2014Disney Free Dining Promotion Coming Soon?

Although nothing is official the rumor mill is going strong that Disney will release a Free Dining promotion in the coming week(s). It’s expected that the offer will be available for travel dates this fall.

If you’re planning a Walt Disney World vacation this year and looking for a great value, this is Disney’s most popular discount. Request your no-obligation vacation quote now and I’ll add your name to my priority email list.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel
843.284.3241
Become a Facebook fan here.

Receive 50% off Scribble Art Studio Summer Camps when you sign up with a friend before 5/1

April 22nd, 2014

 

Scribble Art Studio Summer Camps 2014 discount

Scribble Art Studio Summer Camp 2014 in Savannah & Pooler. Sign up by clicking here for June & July 2014 camps. Camps are 10am-1pm Locations: Downtown 37th St or Pooler For Ages 4-7

Cost: $150 for One Week at Scribble!

Discounts
*10% off Sibling Discount
*15% off Early Bird Discount [for sign-ups before May 1st]
* 1/2 off when you sign-up with a friend [for sign-ups before May 1st]
*20% off when you sign-up for a week with Scribble & Savannah’s Clay Spot pottery studio (Only the best discount applies)

Pay your deposit online here.

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

FOR MORE SUMMER CAMPS 2014, CLICK ON OUR NEW SUMMER CAMPS GUIDE HERE.

Free child care in celebration of Mother’s Day

April 22nd, 2014

Free childcare Savannah for Mother's Day 2014We love this! Free child care for Mother’s Day!

The Happy Hearts Learning Academy in Georgetown is giving back to the community! They will be donating 3 hours of free child care, with activities, so that moms can go out and have some time to themselves (without having to worry about cost).

This is being done 10 AM-1 PM Sat. May 10 (the day before Mother’s Day). Other businesses have agreed to donate goods or services so that they can be raffled off to help mom’s feel good. Also, there is a food donation bin from Second Harvest. Another way to give back to the community.

What a sweet idea.

Learn more about The Happy Hearts Learning Academy here. For more information, call (912) 920-5022.

May family golf clinics (free for kids) @ The Club at Savannah Harbor

April 21st, 2014

Family golf clinics at Club at Savannah Harbor

Join  The Club at Savannah Harbor every Thursday in May to celebrate Troon’s Player Development Month with a one hour golf clinic at 5 PM. Call today to sign up.

$20 for adults; Juniors free under 17. Open to the public. Sign up for individual clinics.

Dates are:
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22
May 29

Contact Paul Killgallon for more information at 912.201.2240, email paul.killgallon@westin.com or click here.

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Hutchinson Is., 2 Resort Drive, Savannah, 31421, 912.201.2240, email Golf.savannah@westin.com https://www.facebook.com/TheClubAtSavannahHarbor, www.theclubatsavannahharbor.com  The Club at Savannah Harbor is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Are Metal Amalgam Fillings Safe for You, Your Kids and the Environment?

April 21st, 2014

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah Bluffton

The post below is sponsored by Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

When metal amalgam fillings were introduced in the US about 180 years ago, their use was declared to be medical malpractice. The controversy rocked the dental community and overturned the old dental association, and the American Dental Association was founded on, among other things, a belief in metal amalgam fillings. Now the controversy rages again, and it’s hard to know the truth.

What we do know is that metal amalgam fillings contain mercury, and that the mercury moves through the body. In pregnant women, this mercury moves into the fetus, and in lactating women, the mercury contaminates breast milk. We also know that metal amalgam fillings are a significant source of mercury in our environment. How best to respond to these facts is something every mother will have to decide for herself.

Metal Amalgam Fillings Contain Toxic Mercury

Metal amalgam or “silver” fillings are actually more mercury than they are anything else: currently 50% by weight, though the proportion has been even higher in the past. Mercury is one of the most toxic elements in our environment, with the potential to cause damage to the brain and nerves, as well as causing some cancers.

Metal Amalgam Fillings Are Believed to Be Safe

There are two major proponents of the safety of metal amalgam fillings: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Both assert that metal amalgam fillings should continue to be available. You can read FDA’s statement here. This 2009 statement is based on 2004 research.

The basic statement says that we haven’t proved the harmfulness of metal amalgam fillings beyond reasonable doubt. There is good reason to believe that people with metal amalgam fillings may suffer no significant consequences.

However, there are also reasons for concern.

Mercury Moves through the Body

One of the main reasons for concern is that mercury in the fillings doesn’t stay in the fillings. It migrates through the tooth enamel into the bloodstream, and it evaporates into the mouth where it is inhaled and swallowed. What happens with this mercury when it leaves your mouth? Scientists explored this by giving 12 fillings each to five pregnant sheep. The fillings were marked with special radioactive mercury not found in nature. Researchers took measurements of the sheep’s excretion of mercury and after 140 days, they sacrificed the sheep and measured the levels of radioactive mercury in the sheep. They found high levels of radioactive mercury in the sheep’s kidney and liver, and in the liver and pituitary gland of the fetus.

There are several complaints about this study, that the fillings were prepared with higher levels of mercury than are currently used, and that inadequate care was taken to ensure sheep didn’t swallow mercury, and others. But this study also took place over less than six months. Mercury fillings are expected to be in the bodies of people for decades.

Mercury Is Found in Breast Milk

In a follow-up to their initial sheep study, researchers prepared more sheep with fillings and looked at the presence of mercury in their milk and the concentration of mercury in their lambs. They found that mercury did seem to pass from the ewes to the lambs both in the womb and through breast milk. Researchers also measured mercury in the breast milk of women and found that it correlated with the number of fillings they had and the level of mercury found in their mouths.

Mercury from Fillings in the Environment

A recent study shows that even in remote lakes in National Parks, fish are exposed to high levels of environmental mercury. About 68% of fish tested in these parks contained mercury levels high enough that people should limit their consumption of these fish. How is this related to mercury fillings?

It turns out that mercury released from fillings during cremation is actually a significant source of pollution, accounting for perhaps 5% of mercury in the air in some places. This means that the toxicity of mercury in fillings may have far-reaching consequences for our environment.

Is There a Safe Level for Fillings?

With the controversy over the toxicity of mercury fillings, the warring sides have produced little in the way of what seems like usable guidance. Estimates of the number of fillings necessary for toxic exposure in adults range from 2 to 450. A more recent analysis suggests that 6 fillings for children and 8 fillings for adults is likely to be the amount required for toxic exposure.

In response to the potential risks, many countries have banned mercury fillings completely, and 150 nations recently agreed that mercury fillings are a source of toxic mercury that may need to be phased out. With this level of concern, it seems that many people around the world are not convinced that metal amalgam fillings are safe, no matter what our government says.

The above post is sponsored by Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival (April 26), Savannah

April 21st, 2014

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2014An annual tradition nearly as old as the university itself, the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival offers students, alumni and prospective students an opportunity to create temporary chalk masterpieces on the paved walkways of Savannah’s scenic Forsyth Park every spring.

April 26
Forsyth Park

Chalk drawing begins at 11 AM. More information here.

The event is free and open to the public, which will have the opportunity to view and photograph the amazing creations.

Fun activities for children will be available, and food vendors will be on site.

FOR MORE FREE SPRING 2014 KIDS’ EVENTS IN THE SAVANNAH AREA, CLICK HERE.

Parent & Me: Register for Kindermusik in Savannah new May classes

April 21st, 2014

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Kindermusik in Savannah announces brand new themes for May classes:
For ages 0 & 1: “Mama Goose.” meets Mondays at 9:30am.
For ages 2 & 3:  “Colors and Shapes on the Farm,” meets Mondays at 10:20am.

Next Monday April 28 is the last week for April’s classes, so it’s a perfect time to come for a free trial class with your child! To attend a free visit with your child, please email music@88keysga.com or call 912-988-KEYS (5397). For more information about Kindermusik, visit their website at www.88keysga.com , then click on the Kindermusik link.

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

You’re invited: Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch, Savannah

April 21st, 2014

Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch SavannahSunday, April 27, 2014
5 to 7 pm

At the usual height of the strawberry-picking season, join Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah for this 20th annual traditional Sunday supper at the Lakeside Pavilion.

The meal culminates with a fresh strawberry shortcake dessert from fruits harvested from the field at CGBG. This year’s supper is by Chef Nick Mueller. Silent auction tables offer a wide array of items, and all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Coastal Gardens — the non-profit supporter of the expansion efforts at the botanical gardens. Cost is $30 per person, $15 per child age 12 and under.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. Please enter the gate on US Hwy. 17. Please call 912-921-5460 for information, http://bamboo.caes.uga.edu/, On Facebook here

FREE SCAD Sand Arts Festival, Tybee Island (May 2)

April 21st, 2014

SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2014

View elaborately created sand castle designs, sand sculptures & sand reliefs.

FREE Sand Arts Festival
9:30 AM- 4 PM May 2 2014
Tybee Is., Ga
North Beach, near Tybee Lighthouse
30 Meddin Drive

The public is invited to enjoy the Sand Arts Festival but the competition is limited to SCAD students, alumni, staff and faculty. This year, high school students will have the opportunity to compete in teams, as well as take a tour of the campus. Details here on how high school students can register.

The annual Sand Arts Festival, presented by the School of Fine Arts, School of Foundation Studies and sculpture minor program, features competitions in sand castle design, sand sculpture, sand relief and wind sculpture.

SCAD professors and staff members judge the competitions.

Rain date: TBD.

FOR MORE FREE SPRING 2014 KIDS’ EVENTS IN THE SAVANNAH AREA, CLICK HERE.

FREE Tybee Beach Bum Parade (May 16)

April 21st, 2014

free tybee beach bum parade Savannah 2014Don’t miss the South’s largest water fight: Tybee’s annual Beach Bum Parade.

Parade floats will be filled with water-throwing paraphernalia as spectators line up along Butler Avenue armed with buckets of water, squirt guns and hoses ready for battle. This event is an all-out water war for fun-loving beach bums of all ages. FREE & open to the public.

Tybee Beach Bum Parade
May 16, 2014
6:30-7:30 PM
Butler Avenue

Admission: Free
Phone: 912.786.5444
More info here. 

FREE Hovercraft Competition @ Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah

April 21st, 2014

Hovercraft competition Savannah You’re invited to bring your kids to watch a free competition for Savannah area high school student teams to design and build a self-propelled hovercraft

FREE Hovercraft Competition
Armstrong Atlantic State University
April 26, 2014 1-4pm

1:50pm-2:15 pm Hovercraft weigh in P3 Parking Lot
2:20pm-2:45pm Sprint competition P3 Parking Lot
2:50pm-3:25pm Maneuvering Competition P3 Parking Lot

2014 Engineering Design Challenge: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Engineering Studies Program will host the 2014 Engineering Design Challenge, which will showcase the ingenuity and creativity of students from Johnson High School, Beach High School, Savannah High School, Savannah Early College and Savannah Christian Preparatory School.

Each team, comprised of four to six students, has designed and built a self-propelled hovercraft with the assistance of a project mentor and Armstrong students. The final competition will include a 40-meter race, a timed maneuver course and a design poster presentation with an engineering journal evaluation. Engineers from Gulfstream and other local companies will evaluate and select the winning design. The winning team will receive a $500 cash prize. For more information, please click here 

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.

MORE PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT CANDIDATE FORUMS:

• 6 PM Wed. April 23: Downtown Neighborhood Association Debate at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.
• 6 PM Tues. April 29: Junior League of Savannah Debate at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.
• 6:30 PM Wed. May 7: PTA/Southernmamas.com Forum at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

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.

FREE Eye, Ear, Dental, & Nutrition screenings for school students, (April 30) Savannah

April 16th, 2014

Health Department to Hold Free Eye, Ear, Dental, & Nutrition Screening for School Students

WHO: Chatham County Health Department (Eisenhower location only)
WHAT: Free eye, ear, dental, and nutrition screening for Chatham County School students. (Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department).
WHEN: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 (No appointment necessary).
WHERE: Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive

WHY: It has been a requirement for parents to present a completed vision, hearing, and dental screening form (form 3300) to school authorities for children entering a Georgia school for the first time. That is still a requirement; however, the form has been revised to include “nutrition” as a category. The nutrition category measures height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI).

If a child is going to start school the 2014-2015 (August 2014 and going forward) school year, then they will need the new form, no exceptions. Every child must have a completed form 3300 when entering a Georgia school for the first time, no matter what the grade level (First time means never enrolled in a Georgia school before at any time in their lives).

The Chatham County Health Department wants to help parents beat the back-to-school rush by offering a free screening event on Wednesday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Eisenhower health department location only. Students will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

If parents have had the old form completed in the past three months, they can bring their child in during the screening event to have nutrition portion of the new form added so that it is correct and complete prior to turning it in to school officials.

For additional information, call the Chatham County Health Department at 356-2441.

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
Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

Tara McCoy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Doggie Carnival 2014 (May 4)

April 16th, 2014

Doggie Carnival Savannah Doggie Carnival 2014 — May 4, 2014!

It’s that time of year — time for the 14th Annual Doggie Carnival!

Mark your calendar for a day of fun, food, activities for families and your favorite four-legged pals, Sunday, May 4 from noon-5 PM @ the north end of Forsyth Park.

Click here for more info on this great fundraiser for HSGS.

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), May 17

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, May 17, 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

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