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April Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Wings of the Wild Art Exhibition: Monday, March 14th to Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to team up with the Coastal Georgia Audubon Society in presenting the Wings of the Wild Art Exhibition. This exhibition features nationally juried art depicting wild birds in their natural habitats. Art will be displayed at both the Glynn Visual Arts galleries at 106 Island Drive and 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA.Wings of the Wild Exhibition

 

Bark for Life Glynn County 2016: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 – 10:00am to 1:00pm

This is a Relay for Life® Glynn County fundraising event. Raise funds with your pet by creating or joining a Bark for Life team! Sign up your team and pet today! $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.

Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 10 am – 1 pm

· Dog Walk
· Costume Contest
· Live Entertainment
· Silent Auction
· Food and much more!

Event Chair: Summer Davis
Ph: 912-262-2504
Email: sdavis44499@troy.eduBark for Life 2016

 

Pedal for Treasure: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 – 9:00am to 10:30am

Presented by Glynn Visual Arts and held in conjunction with the ART in the PARK Spring Festival

Where: Easy 4-mile loop on the south end of the island, beginning and ending in Postell Park
When: Saturday, April 2nd, 9:00am registration in front of the Casino building, 9:30am scavenger hunt starts
Who: Individuals or teams of three can participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is mandatory for bicyclists age 15 or younger to wear a helmet.
Cost: Registration is $10 per person.

Cyclists will receive a scavenger list of visual art and a map. Each item found is worth points; those with the most points will be eligible for prizes. Cyclists will need a cell phone or camera to show photos as part of the completion of the scavenger list. Extra points will be given for decorating your bicycle and/or yourself! Time limit of one and a half hours.Glynn Visual Arts Pedal for Treasure

 

ART in the Park: Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd, April 2016

Glynn Visual Arts will hold the 23rd Annual Spring Art in the Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2016 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Postell Park in the St. Simons Island Pier Village. The festival will feature 70 of the most creative artists and artisans from across the eastern United States.

A wide variety of mediums and techniques will be showcased, including: pottery, painting, metal, photography, jewelry, fiber, mixed media, and much more. In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, works of art made from re-purposed materials such as wood and metal, are featured as well.

In addition to the fine art and quality crafts, we are happy to announce that renowned blacksmiths, father and son John and Lance Zeigler, will be demonstrating the craft of hand-forging steel into decorative and/or functional pieces throughout the weekend. Judy Zeigler will also be on site with her husband and son, featuring her very intricate gourd carvings. The talents of this amazing family were extremely popular last year, and we are excited to have them joining us again!

New this year is “Pedal for Treasure”, a scavenger hunt on bicycles, which will begin at 9 AM at the festival site. Participants will be given clues for finding each item of interest, which will be located throughout the south end of the island. Upon finishing back at the festival site, prizes will be awarded. Registration for this fun and interesting challenge is $10 per person the morning of the event.

Rounding out the festivities will be a hands-on craft area providing fun for the kids, as well as delicious food and beverages. What a wonderful way to celebrate spring in the Golden Isles!

529 Beachview Dr, Postell Park,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United StatesGlynn Visual Arts ART in the Park 2016

 

A Taste of Glynn: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the area’s best chefs and caterers as they compete for top culinary honors in our beautiful, historic oceanside hotel. Enjoy fantastic food, live music, a wine auction and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Glynn Community Crisis Center’s Amity House, Hope House and Outreach programs. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.atasteofglynn.com.

This favorite island tradition is in its 16th year, offering a perfect opportunity to sample the best of the best in local cuisine. The silent auction at A Taste of Glynn is renowned for high value items, from jewelry and boutique clothing to vacation packages and custom gift baskets. This year’s award categories are Comfort Food, International, Coastal Flare, Healthy Choice, Desserts and Tablescapes. The highlight of the evening is the award of the overall favorite, the People’s Choice Award. Funds raised support the programs of the Glynn Community Crisis Center, serving those who experience domestic violence. It’s a good time for a great cause in the company of friends on the Georgia coast. There’s no better recipe than this!Taste of Glynn 2016

 

Rhythm on the River: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Squirt Gun

Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!Rhythm on the River 2016

 

Music from the Marshes: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 – 6:00pm

Presented by The Marshes of Glynn Libraries. During the final program of this six part series “Suzy and the Birddogs” will perform an outdoor concert at the Casino on St. Simons Island. This is a free program; please bring a lawn chair for seating.music_from_the_marshes

 

The Beatles Tribute Show – Let It Be: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 – 7:00pm

Presented by Just2Live! General admission tickets are $30, V.I.P tickets include meet and greet with the band, catering and two beverages of choice are $50. Tickets can be purchased at The Ritz Theatre, online at just2livepromotions.ticketspice.com/letitbe or by calling 904-444-9278.

Sponsors include iHeart Media, Bubba Jax Crab Shack, Emerald Princess II Casino, Big 92.7, The Fox 107.7 and 1440 AM WGIGBeatles Tribute Show Brunswick Georgia

 

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island: Saturday, April 9th & 23rd, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.Sea Island Farmers Market

 

Night Flight 5K & One Mile Fun Run/Walk: Friday, April 15th, 2016 – 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Glynn County’s only Night 5K! The event is a certified 5K race with a One Mile Fun Run/Walk. The One Mile Fun/Run Walk starts at 8:00 pm and NIGHT FLIGHT 5K starts at 8:30 pm and the participants run through huge Boeing aircraft at Stambaugh Aviation (last year Donald Trump’s plane was here!). Glow sticks and flashlights are provided in each race packet. 100% of the proceeds from this event go directly to the Glynn County Schools Athletics Department. Please join us with your families as we GLOW through the night! You may register online at ACTIVE.COM and please like us on our FACEBOOK page – NIGHT FLIGHT 5K!Night Flight 5K

Motown Review: Saturday, April 16th, 2016 – 6:00pm

Enjoy live music from the Motown Era and support fundraising efforts for the Harrington School House!

Great artists such as Diana Ross, Jennifer Holiday, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Miracles, Tina Turner and many more!

Admission: $25; Food will be served.

Sponsored by: St. Andrews C.M.E. Church & St. Simons African American Heritage CoalitionMotown Review

Southern Grown Concert Series JOHNNYSWIM: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

To kick off Sea Island’s Southern Grown Concert Series JOHNNYSWIM will be live at Sea Island April 21. Series consists of four outdoor concerts, including the Southern Grown Festival concert on June 11. Visit www.southerngrown.com for more information.

JOHNNYSWIM is the husband-and-wife duo of Abner Ramirex and Amanda Sudano. Amanda was exposed to music at a young age with musicians as parents, while Abner studied music at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. The two met in 2006 and started collaborating musically after discovering their similar influences of folk, soul and rock.

Don’t miss this live show with the beautiful setting of Rainbow Island. Gates open at 6 pm, concert starts at 7 p.m. $90/VIP ticket. General admission is $40/ticket.

Southern Grown Concert Series

 

5th Annual International Festival: One World, Many Faces: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 – 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrate the diverse cultures that call the Golden Isles home through art, music, food, cultural displays, and activities for kids. There will be a Global Food Bazaar, a Marketplace of artisan wares, a varied lineup of musical entertainment, a CultureEXPO, a KidFest area, a Chalk Mural, Earth Day displays, and more. Among the cuisines to be sampled will be Filipino, German, Italian, Mexican, Argentine, Korean, and Jamaican — plus cupcakes.
The musical acts include a Celtic Duo, Caribbean Steel Drums, African Dancers and Drummers, Polynesian Dancers, and the College of Coastal Georgia Dance Team. Earthly Expressions Jewelry, Olive Affairs, M.K. Wellington Arts, and Belham Herbals are among the Marketplace vendors.

This annual event takes place at the College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick Campus on Friday, April 22nd is free and open to the public. Please stay tuned for additional information. Event photo credits: J. D. Dickerson

1 College Drive,

Brunswick, GA 31520

United States5th Annual International Festival

 

Golden Isles GreenDrinks: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The April Golden Isles GreenDrinks will be held Tuesday, April 26 (5pm-7pm) at Bennie’s Red Barn on St. Simons Island. Join us for cocktails, appetizers, a raffle to WIN some great prizes and to learn more about the sustainability efforts in your community. Hope to see YOU there!

RSVP online at www.GreenSceneGA.org

Golden Isles GreenDrinks is a monthly networking event and gathering for people interested in sustainability, green business, environmental and social causes in the Golden Isles of Georgia (Brunswick, Saint Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons and Jekyll Island).Golden Isles GreenDrinks

 

Glynn Academy Presents Into the Woods: Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th, April 2016

April 27-30 at 7:30pm at the Glynn Academy Auditorium
Students $8 adults $12
Tickets sold at the door

The Glynn Academy Players present a modern twist on beloved fairy tales. This classic musical by theatre genius Stephen Sondheim is full of beautiful ballads, catchy tunes and recognizable characters including Little Red, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and many more. Come enjoy this award winning group’s presentation of the classic and timeless “Into the Woods.”

1001 Mansfield Street,

Brunswick, GA 31520

United StatesGlynn Academy Players

 

Paint & Play: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join The King & Prince and Get Your Muse On for the March Paint Party Thursday, April 28 from 6 – 9pm. The price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. Register at www.getyourmuseon.com.Paint Party St. Simons Island

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO every Friday night beginning at 5:00pm

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons Island

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO every Sunday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

 

Coastal Georgia Women’s Golf Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
In February, The King and Prince Golf Course hosted a fundraiser for the College of Coastal Georgia’s women’s golf team. This women’s fundraiser event was played on Saturday but kicked off with a clinic hosted on Friday that included instruction from Mike Shannon and Mike Cook from Sea Island.
Mike Shannon is rated as one on the top putting instructors in the country.  He has written many books and is now designing putters himself.  Mike Cook is one on the top 100 teachers in the United States.  He is the coach of the College of Coastal Georgia’s men’s golf team and has won two National Championships (2014 and 2015).
Mike Shannon Golf Instructor

Mike Shannon

Mike Cook Golf Instructor

Mike Cook

Mike Shannon

Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser

March 2016 Events in The Golden Isles

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

St. Simons Island Beach

Red Hot Chili Cook-Off: Saturday March 5th, 2016 (11:30am-2:30pm)
A day of spicy fun for the entire family, the Rotary of the Golden Isles is hosting their annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chili Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays. Tickets are available in advance for $5 and $8 at the gate. Details here.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, March 4th, 2016 (5-8pm)
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

The Georgia Elvis Festival: Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th, March 2016
The Georgia Elvis Festival will return to the Ritz Theater, Brunswick in 2016. The annual event is a three-day festival celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley through live performances of his music.  It is sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., the company which controls the estate of Elvis Presley and operates Graceland. The festival features two headline shows on Friday and Saturday and is proceeded by a free opening ceremony on Thursday night, held in Mary Ross Park.

The weekend also features a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which is held in Memphis during Elvis Week each August. Each year between thirty and forty Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs) enter for the chance to win over $5,000 in cash and the chance to represent the Georgia Elvis Festival in the finals. A Sunday morning Elvis Gospel music event in Mary Ross Park, Elvis performers at Brunswick’s pocket parks during dinner time, and late night After Hours parties round out the weekends events. Throughout the festival, funds are raised to help support Georgia Special Olympics. More details here.

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 (10-2pm)
The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second Saturday of each month. This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.

Easter Egg Hunt at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 (1pm)
Children 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and join in on our Easter egg hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for age groups, with games and crafts before and after the big search. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance to greet children and pose for photographs.

Games will begin at 1:00pm and the egg hunt will begin promptly at 1:30pm. More games and crafts will follow the egg hunt. Games will include egg toss, sack race, spoon race, Frisbee toss, egg decorating and etc. Imagination Playground, an innovative playground system, will also be among included activities. Imagination Playground transforms children’s lives through play, it is a breakthrough play space concept developed to encourage child-directed, creative free play.

Kids under 5 get in for free, 6-17 are $5 per person, seniors are $7 per person and adults are $8 per person.

Golden Isles Community Chorus Presents “Of Men and Angels”: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 (7pm)
On Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm, the Golden Isles Community Chorus, directed by Christopher Goodson and accompanied by Cameron Cody, will present a special choral concert and evening of music featuring song that contemplate heaven and earth, “Of Men and Angels,” at Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, 6520 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. The GICC will present this concert with various selections accompanied by piano, organ, and some unaccompanied or “a cappella.”

There is NO ADMISSION for the performance, which is free and open to the public. A voluntary love offering will be taken to assist Music@Wesley, the major sponsor of the Golden Isles Community Chorus, which will help provide future concerts and services of music for the community. The church is located at 6520 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522, across from the Fort Frederica National Monument. Mark your calendars now, and plan to join us for this special concert. You won’t want to miss it!

Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park: Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th, March 2016
Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10:00-5:00pm on all days.

63rd Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 (10am -5pm)
The Christ Church Tour of Homes is a traditional springtime celebration in the Golden Isles. Coordinated by the Episcopal Church Women, the annual tour is the major fundraising drive of the Church for the year and benefits area charities for women and children in need.

Jewish Food & Culture Festival: Sunday, March 20th, 2016 (12pm-4pm)
The historic Temple Beth Tefilloh is hosting the 2nd Annual Jewish Food and Culture festival on Sunday afternoon, March 20th, 2016 at the Morning Star Marina (in the Courtyard near the Coastal Kitchen & Raw Bar) – just off the Causeway.

Our Golden Isles community and beyond are invited to enjoy the delicious and traditional foods of the Jewish people. Guests will also to learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music and the ceremonies. Admission to the festival is free. Come Join the fun!

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island: Saturday, March 26th, 2016 (10-2pm)
The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second Saturday of each month. This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.

Easter Brunch at The King and Prince Resort: Sunday, March 27th, 2016 (11am-3pm)
Celebrate Easter with a brunch buffet at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort! Adults $64; children ages 5-12 $31; children 4 and under no charge. Prices include coffee, decaf, hot tea and iced tea. Reservations required and can be made by calling 912-268-5967. For details & to see the menu, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Music on St. Simons Island – February 2016

Monday, February 1st, 2016

ECHO Lounge St. Simons Island

Stop by ECHO this February for live music, good food and fine drinks that are sure to lift your spirits and warm you up! Dine in the restaurant or at the bar and then take a seat by the fire while you listen to some of the area’s best musicians. Here is the lineup through February:

Feb 5th: Robby & Felix (8-11p)

Feb 11th: Joey & Friends (6-9p)

Feb 12: Signal Box (6-9p)

Feb 13: Don Berg Trio (6-9p)

Feb 19: Jamie Renee and The Walkers (7-10p)

Feb 20: Pier Pressure (7-10p)

Feb 26: Skeeter Truck (8-11p)

Feb 27: Traveling Riverside Band (7-10p)

 

2016 Resolutions – Now is the Time To…

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Each year we make big plans to start off great.

Why not start each year being super motivated and aiming for the stars? Obviously that’s a great idea. We should all want to start off trying to be a better version of ourselves!

Whether it’s related to work, relationships, or just self-improvement, most of us seem to start each New Year with new goals. Whether you’re finally getting around to starting that house project, or simply switching your focus, 2016 is the time to embrace change. Planning ahead and setting goals are the only way to grow.

Here’s a list of ideas to help jump start your 2016 as The Time To…

…Learn Something!
There’s lots of history to be found on St. Simons Island, starting with Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh, or Christ Church. You can even sign up for a trolley tour with Lighthouse Trolleys or Colonial Trolley and get a complete run down on EVERYTHING you need to know about St. Simons Island.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Trolley

Photo courtesy of Lighthouse Trolleys

…Make New Family Memories!
When’s the last time you had a professional update the family portrait? This time of year can be a little slower on the family schedules, why not take advantage of the time update the photos? Before spring and summer, you may even be able to get an awesome schedule with someone like Bobbi Brinkman Photography.

Bobbi Brinkman Family Portrait

Photo courtesy of Bobbi Brinkman Photography

…Get a Different Perspective!
Have you ever seen the island from the air? Wilco Aviation offers 4 different packages for you to see the Golden Isles from a bird’s eye view.

Wilco Aviation St. Simons Island Tour

Photo courtesy of Wilco Aviation

…Broaden your Horizons!
Change your horizons by taking a water tour. In the Golden Isles, there’s lots of ways to take advantage of this. You can try paddleboarding the ocean with SSI SUP or take a tour through the famed Marshes of Glynn with a kayak rental from Southeast Adventures.

St. Simons Island Kayak Tours

Photo courtesy of Southeast Adventure

Embrace 2016 each day and remember that Now is the Time To DO SOMETHING!

Our Iconic Christmas Tree is Up!

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Tree decorating is one of the most rewarding things you can do during the holidays. A few dedicated hours of work and you end up with your own art installation that radiates the perfect amount of light for watching TV on the couch. Christmas lights are big part of the holiday magic, tiny little beacons of warmth that make you smile during the chill of winter.

Sure, the lights can get tangled. Sure, you have to move the stepladder every 5 seconds. Sure, sometimes you have to hunt for the bad bulb and then hunt the replacement bulbs hiding in a bag in the bottom of one of the many Christmas bins you’ve pulled down from the attic. And if you’re lucky, you remember to start on the right end of the tree so the plug ends up at the bottom before you get halfway finished.

Whether your favorite thing about it is the lights, the smell of pine, or reminiscing over your collection of ornaments, in the end it’s all worth it.

But what if your tree was 20 feet tall? What in the world would you do then?!? You’d get a crew, LOTS of lights, a cherry picker, and someone to walk around pointing out any holes. You can see the video here.

Christmas on St Simons Island, GA

Simon, our Elf on the Shelf, rode in on our tree

Setting up the Christmas Tree Stand

Setting up the tree stand and weighting it with bags of sand

Pulley System for the Christmas Tree

Attaching the pulley system to the tree

Setting up the Christmas on St Simons Island, GA

We had lots of help holding the tree in place

Lighting the Christmas on St Simons Island, GA

Lighting the tree is an all day event, only 5 feet to go

Finishing the Lights on the Christmas Tree

Finishing up lights on the tree

Decorating the Christmas Tree on St Simons Island, GA

Final placement of ornaments on the tree

The King and Prince Christmas Tree

King and Prince Resort Christmas Tree 2015

Lots of locals have been stopping by to take their photos in front of our tree, and we welcome you to do the same if you haven’t already! Lighthouse Trolley is even doing Christmas Light Tours around St. Simons Island and you can learn more about that here.

Not only do we have our tree and our gingerbread house display to get you in the holiday spirit, ECHO has lots of events happening this month including Tacky Sweater Parties and more! You can check out our calendar or go here to see the special events highlighted at ECHO.

In addition to our Christmas Day Buffet, we are also offering dining specials for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, those menus are here.

We hope to see you this holiday season, Merry Christmas!

December 2015 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Brunswick Actors Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol: Saturday, November 28th to Sunday, December 13th, 2015

The Magnolia Women’s Literary Society Presentation of A Christmas Carol, Adapted by Michael Dyche: November 28, 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 2015. When the ladies of the Magnolia Women’s Literary Society decide to stage a production of “A Christmas Carol”…..Well! I think that is all we need to say. Hilarity guaranteed! Please call 912-262-0628 for more information or the “Reservation Hotline” at 912-280-0023 to purchase your tickets today.

 

Golden Isles Community Band Presents “A Night of the Classics”: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 – Starts at 7 pm

Golden Isles Community Band presents “A Night of the Classics” at the Brunswick High School Auditorium. The concert is free to attend and is open to the public. The program will include William Tell Overture, The Symphonic Beatles, Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, Danse Macabre, The Klaxon March and Princeton Variations. 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, December 4th

Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

 

34th Annual Christmas at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: Friday 4th-Saturday 5th, December 2015 – 6 pm – 9 pm

This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house. There will be hot wassail and cookies, Civil Ware reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Admission: $10.00 Adult and Seniors, $5.00 Youth (6 – 17)

 

Brunswick Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – 8 am – 5 pm

Looking for unique gifts for family and friends? You will find that and more at the annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Crafts and decor, flea market finds, specialty items and seasonal goodies will be available. Plus, there will be yummy fall veggies, great Georgia pecans and homemade treats, courtesy of the Brunswick Farmers Market: the perfect place to find the freshest and best-tasting produce in town. Shopping local has never been this fun!

And as always, there will be a special treat for the kids – Santa Claus will be at the park to greet children and hear all their Christmas wishes. There will be seasonal music for your shopping enjoyment and prepared food vendors with an array of goodies, including deviled crab, caramel apples, funnel cake, boiled peanuts, and more. 912-262-6934

 

Jingle All the Way 5K and Fun Run: December 5th, 2015, Starts at 9 am

Jingle All The Way 5K and 1 Mile Run: Benefiting CASA Glynn. USATF Certified 5K Course and 5K timed by FIRST PLACE SPORTS using chip-timed finish line. Registration: www.active.com through December 10, 2014.

 

Cassina Garden Club Jingle Bells Jumble & Bake Sale: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – 9 am – 2 pm

After 30 years of Cassina’s successful Christmas Tour of Homes, in 2015 the Club will celebrate Christmas and the restoration of its historic Tea Cabin with a Jingle Bells Jumble and Bake Sale. Come see the restored exterior and get a peek at the interior secrets of the Tea Cabin, Cassina’s gift to the community, and stock up on Christmas decorations and goodies.  Cassina Tabby Slave Cabins, Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA. 912-638-9808

 

Brunswick Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – Starts at 5:30 pm

This annual community parade takes place on the first Saturday in December. Starting at 5:30pm at Howard Coffin Park, over 100 floats, vehicles, walking groups and marching band units make their way one mile down the length of Gloucester Street to Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of the Old Town National Register Historic District.

Santa Claus also makes an appearance at the end of the parade and distributes free bags of candy afterwards at Mary Ross Park. Santa is joined at the park by arts and crafts vendors offering hand-made holiday gifts for sale and by the farmers offering fresh fruit and produce at the Brunswick Farmers Market.

For information on entering a float, vehicle, walking or marching unit in the parade, please contact the Downtown Development Authority at 912-265-4032 fax: 912-265-8181; email:ellen@discoverbrunswick.com. Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

6th Annual Christmas Boat Parade: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – Starts at 6 pm

Get your Christmas Spirit on and join the Golden Isles Sailing Club’s Christmas Boat Parade to welcome the holiday season. Set for Saturday, December 5. The parade will start at Brunswick Landing Marina and travel towards the Sidney Lanier Bridge and back. More information at: Golden Isles Sailing Club 912-275-7774

 

Student Art Exhibit Saturday: December 5th, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, January 30th, 2016 (All day)

The popular Annual Glynn County Student Art Show returns to the Ritz for the holidays and features hundreds of art pieces in every medium made by creative K-12 students. The free opening reception will be held during First Friday activities, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.The Ritz Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., or by appointment.

 

Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Christmas Traditions: Monday, December 7th, 2015 – Starts at 8 pm

The magic of Christmas will be at the heart of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s December concert, “Christmas Traditions.” The orchestra will open with traditional selections including White Christmas, Carol of the Bells, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah and others. Singing along is allowed!

A gift of dance will follow with guest artists Bess Chambliss and Val Salnikov dancing the Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet. Following intermission, Ms. Chambliss will narrate as the orchestra performs The Nutcracker Suite. This will be a concert to delight young and old with the excitement of the season.

The concert will be performed at 8:00 PM, Monday, December 7th, at Brunswick High School. For more information, please call the Symphony Box office at (912) 634-2006 or visit our website at www.coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org. 912-634-2006. 3920 Habersham Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

Gingerbread House display at The King and Prince: Begins Wednesday, December 9th.

There will be gingerbread houses decorated by the children at local elementary schools on display in the lobby at The King and Prince.

 

The Baker’s Brunch at ECHO benefiting America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia: Friday December 11th, 2015 – 9 am – 11 am

ECHO will be offering food at menu price if you would like to relax and dine with friends. Every dollar spent at this event feeds five people during the Holiday Season. The sale of the sweet & savory treats will benefit America’s Second Harvest Food Bank. For Reservations or Holiday Treat Donations Contact Carson at 912-242-4164

 

Jewelry Trunk Show at The King and Prince: Friday, December 11th, 2015 – 4 pm – 8 pm

Featuring
• King & Prince Statement Jewelry
• Jewelry Handcrafted by Local Artists
• Rodan & Fields Skin Care
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Golden Isles Live! Presents Vivace: Friday, December 11th, 2015 – 8 pm – 10 pm

Vivace is a modern and thrilling combination of four unique and exceptional pop and classical singers. Based primarily out of Vancouver, Melody Courage, Tiffany Desrosiers, Marc Devigne and Michael Ciufo first merged their talents in 2010 performing at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Since then, they have gone on to tour extensively through the United States and Canada, captivating audiences everywhere they go. Vivace is the latest addition to the classical crossover/popera genre. This concert is held in The Cloister Ballroom. Tickets are $40 for adults. $10 for students/children.

 

Ritz Radio Theatre Presents A Christmas Story: Friday 11th to Sunday 20th, December 2015

Based on the classic movie, the Ritz Radio Theatre tells the story of young Ralphie’s Christmas holiday season as he bargains for a Red Rider BB Gun. Done in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast complete with period costumes, live sound effects and a talented cast of local performers. Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and on Sundays at 3 pm. More Info About A Christmas Story House: http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com  912-262-6934. Ticket Link

 

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island:  December 12th from 9 am – 2 pm in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island- This event is now held on the second Saturday of each month, features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music, and food samples.

 

East River Arts Market: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 – 9 am – 4 pm

This exciting new market will showcase unique and artistically designed merchandise and artwork at the Brunswick Farmers Market Pavilion on the second Saturday of each summer month, beginning in June. Browse through a diverse array of arts, crafts, distinctive food, specialty items and more! 912-262-6934

 

Jekyll Island Comic Con: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 – 11:30 am – 11 pm

Jekyll Comic Con is a one-day event that will be a celebration of everything Comic, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Anime and Gaming related. It will host celebrity guests from such films and TV shows as Serenity and Firefly, Arrow and the Walking Dead, as well as famed artists from Marvel and DC. The Artists Alley will welcome such acclaimed artists as Tommy Castillo, Tony Kordos, Scott Rorie and John Beatty, as well as Fallen Manga Studios and Anomalous Comic. Several local artists will also be showcased. The vendor’s room will have everything from comics, toys, t-shirts, models and posters to costumes and accessories.

Jekyll Comic Cons two panel rooms will be going all day and will have lively discussions and Q&A from a variety of experts in the fields of Cosplay design, podcasts, authors and filmmakers.There will be open gaming for all the D&D and Magic:The Gathering fans. And the screening room will be showing popular comic and anime related movies for all ages.

As the day winds down, Jekyll Comic Con After Dark will kick off with a variety of Cosplay Contest including amateur, advanced and kids’ contests with cash prizes. Following this, a dance party will get into full swing with DJ Rozotron at the turn tables.

Due to our close ties with the Wounded Warrior Project and the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to these two amazing charities. We have also collected vast amounts of products and original art pieces donated by our vendors and artists that will be raffled off all day with 100% of the proceeds also going to these charities. With the support of the community we hope to again make this a fun and exciting event for all ages. 912-506-3155

 

Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park: Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th, December 2015

Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10 am – 5 pm on all days. 912-262-0628

 

Tacky Sweater Party & Sam Adams Tap Takeover at ECHO: Thursday, December 17th & Wednesday, December 23rd – 7 pm – 10 pm

Celebrate the holiday season at ECHO’s Tacky Christmas Parties. In addition to food and drink specials, there will be live music by Jamie Rowell and Friends and the Camden County Wildcats Choir.

 

Christmas Concert at Selden Park: Friday, December 18th, 2015 – Starts at 6 pm

The Coastal African American Coastal Historic Preservation Commission invites you to celebrate the 150th ratification granting freedom and abolishing slavery in the United States. A Christmas Concert will be held in Selden Park on December 18th at 6 pm. Musical acts that will be featured include Michael Hulett, the Sea Island Singers and Trina Meade. Admission is $5 per person and children under 6 receive free admission. Santa Claus is also rumored to be in attendance! 3401 Ross Road, Brunswick, GA 31520 912-265-7244

 

The Jazz and Poetry Den Celebrates Christmas: Friday, December 18th, 2015 – Starts at 7 pm

The Jazz & Poetry Den Celebrates Christmas! Great people, music, poetry & art. Chic Bar & Hor d’oeuvres.
Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia (UUCG); 1710 Gloucester Street- Historic Brunswick 912-230-2834

 

Paint & Play at ECHO hosted by Get Your Muse On: Tuesday December 29th, 2015 – 6 pm – 9 pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This event is happening on a Tuesday due to the Christmas holiday. This price is $55 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com. Space is limited and reservations are required.

November 2015 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Bringing Lincoln to Life: A Lecture by Richard Brookhiser: Wednesday, Nov 4th, 6:00pm at The A.W. Jones Heritage Center, $25 per person. The Society will host journalist, biographer and historian Richard Brookhiser. Mr. Brookhiser, a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, is widely known for a series of biographies of America’s founders, including George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. He has also written and hosted documentary films about Washington and Hamilton for PBS. Mr. Brookhiser will discuss his most recent book, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. To register, visit saintsimonslighthouse.org, or call 912-634-7090.

The Canvas of History: Thursday, Nov 5th, 6:00pm at The A.W. Jones Heritage Center. Famed artist Steve Penley, well-known for his vibrant paintings of our founding fathers, will be putting the finishing touches on an original painting of the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach, the Society’s current project. The painting will be raffled to raise funds to purchase an artifact for the future World War II Museum. Raffle tickets are $50 each, and only 300 will be sold. The drawing will be held on November 5, and you do not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased in the Museum Store, or call 912-634-7090 for more information.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, November 6th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

Historic Fun Community Appreciation Day: Saturday, November 7th, 10am-5pm at the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum- The museum doors will open to the community free of charge and they will provide a festival of events during the day, including themed docent-led tours, educational crafts and activities for children and families, performances by local groups celebrating coastal Georgia history and historic lawn games. For more information, please call Sandy Jensen at 912-634-7093.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, November 7th & 8th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free! The festival will be open from 9am to 5pm.

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island:  November 14th from 9am-2pm in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island- This event is now held on the second Saturday of each month, features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music, and food samples.

Second Sunday: November 8 12pm-5pm- This popular family-friendly music event will take place under the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. Each month, the proceeds from Second Sunday benefit a variety of select local charitable organizations. Hundreds of music fans, families, friends – locals and visitors alike – who converge on the park armed with lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, enjoy listening to the live music. Raffle tickets are sold for door prizes contributed by area businesses. Kids can play in the inflatable bounce house and slides. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled community event! Click here for details.

Jazz Vespers: Sunday, November 8th, 7:00pm at Frederica Presbyterian Church Presents John Lumpkin and the Covenant Jazz Vespers on Sunday, November 8th at 7:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. There will be fellowship accompanied by coffee and dessert.

150 Delamotte Road,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

The McGladrey (RSM) Classic: Nov 16th-22nd. The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. In just its first four years, The McGladrey Classic has raised more than 1.8 million dollars for children and family charities.

The McGladrey Classic is named for title sponsor McGladrey and will be changing to The RSM Classic just in time for the event. The domestic entity, McGladrey, has adopted the name of its international brand, RSM, as of October 2015 thus prompting the renaming of this PGA event.

Mistletoe Market: Friday Nov 20th to Sunday Nov 22nd. Join for this festive kick-off to the holiday season on the Georgia Coast! 70 talented artists and crafters with the perfect gift for everyone on your list will be featured, along with wonderful wreaths, holiday entertainment, children’s activities, and more.

Hours:
Friday, November 20 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Saturday, November 21 (10:00am – 8:00pm)
Sunday, November 22 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Join Joe Willie and Robbie Sue from 104.1 The Wave Radio as they start off the weekend with a bang! Santa arrives at 6:00pm and will be available for pictures until 8:00pm.

Saturday morning begins with a holiday pet parade at 9:30am.  Register your dog and be part of the fun, or come and watch the antics as the animals and owners parade through the Park! “Fun” awards will be given in several categories.

You don’t want to miss the FREE concert by Michael Hulett on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00pm.  Come and listen to your favorite tunes, including Michael’s special performance of various Christmas numbers!

For more information on this year’s festivities, please email: festivals@glynnart.org or click here.

529 Beachview Drive,
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

The McGladrey Classic Martina McBride Concert– Saturday, Nov 21st at 7pm. Come see music superstar Martina McBride in the Golden Isles perform live at The McGladrey Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event, sponsored by McGladrey LLP, the leading U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.

To date, Martina McBride has had 20 top-10 hits, six No. 1 smashes and has sold 18 million albums. She released “Everlasting”, her twelfth studio album, last year. The Country Music Association has named her its Female Vocalist of the Year four times. The Academy of Country Music has presented her with its Top Female honor three times. The Recording Academy has nominated her for 14 Grammy Awards. See more here.

The concert, presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, will take place on Saturday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

Two ticket options are available. A Saturday golf/concert combination ticket is available for $70, and a concert only ticket is available for $45. Tickets are limited and can be purchased here.

 

 

A Complete Guide to Thanksgiving 2015

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Thanksgiving Buffet on St. Simons Island

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The King and Prince

The holiday season is approaching quickly. Very quickly. In the grocery store last night, we noticed most of the magazine covers in the checkout lines are full of beautifully photographed dishes that are all screaming, “Thanksgiving is here, what are you making?”

Let’s be real. A lot of us have jobs; jobs that will require our attention the days leading up to Thanksgiving Thursday. On top of our regular busyness, not all of us are mini-Martha Stewarts. In fact, there are multiple sites dedicated to Pinterest fails for this exact reason. No one needs to spend 72 hours in countdown chaos worrying about every last detail. Is the turkey defrosted? Will my dressing taste just like my mom’s? Or will it be too dry? Will Aunt Edith remember to make the pie this time? Thanksgiving is about coming together with loved ones and giving thanks. Thanks for the family we have. Thanks for the friends in our lives. Thanks for all of the great things happening to us, around us, and for us. It’s a magical time when we come together to spend time, bond, love, and laugh. This year let us help you do just that.

It’s not a trick. You can have an amazing meal. With all of your family. Stress-free. Well…mostly stress-free, depending on how CrAzY your Crazy Uncle is. While keeping your kitchen clean. All you have to do is choose to celebrate it with us. We will happily set the table, cook the turkey, and clean all of the dishes so that you can relax and catch up instead of hanging out in the hot kitchen.

Here are the details for our Thanksgiving Buffet this year:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, 2015
11am – 7pm (brunch items available until 3pm)
Adults $59; Children ages 5-12 $24; Children 4 and under no charge
Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea

CHEF-ATTENDED STATIONS & DISPLAYS 
Turkey Carving Station
Crab Cake Station
Whole Roasted, Stuffed Salmon Station
Brown Butter Sautéed Bay Scallop & Grit Station
Omelet & Egg Station
Belgian Waffle Station
Seafood Platter
Fruit & Cheese Platter

MAINS 
Southern Fried Chicken
Braised Short Ribs with Tomato Farro
Southern Chicken Salad in Profiteroles
Lobster Bisque
Vegetable Noodle Soup
Bananas Foster French Toast

SIDE DISHES 
Sweet Potato Pie
Carrots & Peas
Turkey Stuffing
House Cranberry Sauce
Green Beans, Slivered Almonds, & Pimentos
Creamed Spinach
Sweet Corn
Yukon Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

DESSERTS 
Chocolate Cream Pie
Fruity Pebble Marshmallow Cookies
Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Ganache
Pecan Pie Tartlets
Apple Bread Pudding

*For anyone interested in ECHO’s menu, a limited version will be available in the bar area.

We look forward to serving you and your family. All you need to do is call 912-268-5967 to make your reservations. We do suggest calling sooner rather than later since there are other families just like yours that have already called to reserve seats at the table. Happy Holidays from The King and Prince Family, we look forward to spending them with you and yours soon.

 

SPIRITual Brunch- A Food & Spirits Festival Event

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The Annual St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival is a well-planned series of events aimed at raising money for the community’s non-profit Hospice of the Golden Isles while also highlighting almost every aspect of food. This year, the 5 day festival wrapped up with the SPIRITual Sunday Brunch at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and a top notch menu planned by Chef de Cuisine of ECHO, James Flack.

The five course meal was serenaded by Owen Plant, a local musician, and accompanied with Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers courtesy of Vixen Vodka, Fruitland Augusta, and Bloody Amazing. The beautiful centerpieces for each table were created by The Vine Garden Market located in nearby Redfern Village.

Welcome to the Spiritual Brunch at The King and Prince Resort

Welcome to the Spiritual Brunch at The King and Prince Resort

Centerpieces from The Vine Garden Market

Courtesy of The Vine

Fruitland Augusta Vodka

Courtesy of Fruitland Augusta Vodka

St. Simons Island Brunch

2015 Brunch Menu

Georgia She Crab Bisque, Bacon Cheddar Biscuit

Georgia She Crab Bisque, Bacon Cheddar Biscuit

Confit Pork Belly, Frisee, Jalapeno Corn Muffin, Fried Quail Egg, Apple Butter

Confit Pork Belly, Frisee, Jalapeno Corn Muffin, Fried Quail Egg, Apple Butter

Fall Arugula Salad, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Fall Arugula Salad, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Braised Waygu Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Dauphines, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Green Beans

Braised Waygu Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Dauphines, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Green Beans

Georgia Peach & Pecan Tart, Cinnamon Whip Cream

Georgia Peach & Pecan Tart, Cinnamon Whip Cream

Vixen Vodka and Bloody Amazing

Courtesy of Vixen Vodka and Bloody Amazing

The Vine Garden Market on St. Simons Island

Courtesy of The Vine

Owen Plant, St. Simons Island musician

Owen Plant, local musician