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The Best Fall Festivals (+ more) in Southeast Georgia

Monday, August 14th, 2017
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📷: St. Simons Island Food + Spirit Festival

Whether it’s Spring, Summer, or year round, many know St. Simons Island and the Golden Isles as one of the East Coast’s favorite destinations for beach vacations. But what do you know about Fall here? Aside from cooler weather and crisp breezes, did you know that Fall also brings some of Southeast Georgia’s favorite festivals?

That’s right. Our weekends are filled with exciting events drawing friends, families, and neighbors together outside to enjoy the weather and all of the charm our community has to offer. With several unique events, from foodie festivals to major sporting events to educational outdoor fun for the kids, the Golden Isles has something for everyone! Below are some of 2017’s “can’t miss” crowd favorites that we’re looking forward to this year.

Southern Grown Festival (September 1-3)

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the third annual Southern Grown, giving guests a chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, opening with Friday night’s Garden & Gun Kick-Off Dinner and a Show. Saturday’s daytime Southern Grown Marketplace and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition precedes an oceanside dinner anda concert with Drive-By Truckers followed by a late night After Glow Event. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by award-winning chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island.

Things to know: The Drive-By Truckers and Steep Canyon Rangers are scheduled to play on Sea Island’s Rainbow Island during the festival, but all year long as a part of the Southern Grown Concert Series, you can enjoy major artists performing with the Golden Isles’ iconic marshes as the backdrop. 2017’s line up also included the Gin Blossoms in June with Keller Williams scheduled for December. And there’s a Falconry Experience during Saturday’s Southeastern Wildlife Expo. Yes, a falconry experience.

For more information, including a complete list of events, visit here. To purchase tickets, click here.

Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival (September 15-17)

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, more than 100 art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more. Mark your calendars for this annual three-day event held the third weekend in September.

Things to know: Not only is this festival free and open to the public once you’re on Jekyll Island, it’s also a huge showcase of the area’s local artists (check out that lineup here.)

For more information, including a complete list of events, visit here. Phone: 912-635-3636.

St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival (October 4-8)

The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, a five-day homage to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment – presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, has quickly become a favorite among the locals and regional foodies. The Festival takes place in some of the most iconic St. Simons Island locations, October 4 – 8, 2017. The Festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in one of the most important ways, by raising funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. With more than 50 of the Southeast’s award-winning chefs participating alongside beverage experts and popular culinary personalities this year’s schedule events will be a milestone. Several high-profile participants in the festival line-up include event co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp, of Southern Soul Barbeque, Executive Chef James Flack of The King and Prince Resort/ECHO, and Chef Jernard Wells of Food Network and a Sunday Funday for the entire family at the King and Prince Resort.

Things to know: You get to keep your SSIFSF etched glass as a souvenir from Saturday’s main event, “Tasting Under the Oaks”. Also, post your event photos using #ssifsf and the festival may share your pics on their social media.

For the most-up-to date festival information, tickets, opportunities to volunteer and more, click here.

Coastfest (October 7):

At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday”. Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources. More than 80 environmental, educational research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast join with science-based entertainers in an atmosphere of fun. Visitors of all ages learn about Georgia’s unique coastal environment in exhibits from touch tanks with marine life to native plants and horseshoe crabs, water conservation, archaeology, herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!

Things to know: This kid approved event is free and will have touch tanks, live snakes or alligators to hold, Coast Guard boat tours, archery, rock walls, + more!

For more information, click here.

Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee (November 11):

The annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park brings cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, live entertainment, the kid’s Junior Stewbilee Central Fun Zone, classic and antique car show, arts & crafts displays and of course, sampling of the best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Live entertainment will be provided by Pier Pressure and 3 Day Weekend. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. The motorcycle ride will begin at 9:00am, the pooch parade will begin at 10:15am, the Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Things to know: Both Brunswick, Georgia and Brunswick County, Virginia claim to be the origin of the Brunswick Stew. We choose to believe the plaque on the iron pot in Downtown Brunswick, GA that boasts its creation in July of 1898. (Since writing this, I’ve learned of a 3rd claim that was new to us. While enjoying Southern Soul’s Luau this weekend, a lovely Canadian couple informed our table that Brunswick, Maine also claims the creation of this local favorite. It’s funny how the Island works. I see it as more proof that there’s always people to meet and things to learn while enjoying delicious meals in the Golden Isles.)

For event updates, check their Facebook page here.

RSM Classic (November 13-19):

The RSM Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course and the Plantation 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. Sea Island Golf Club on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course which TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play. In just its first six years, The RSM Classic has raised more than 4.8 million dollars for children and family charities. The tournament will be played on the Plantation course in addition to Seaside, due to the larger field of golfers. **Each year there is a concert in coordinationtoo, however, the entertainment has not been announced yet. We will continue to update this as more information is available.

Things to know: Even our PGA Event incorporates a foodie function, Taste of the Golden Isles. In association with the St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, Taste of the Golden Isles, is another chance to savor some of the highlights from the areas favorite places to dine. This could be your chance to rub elbows with your favorite PGA Pro!

For more information, including schedules and tickets, click here.

Jekyll Island Comic Con (December 9-10):

Jekyll Comic Con is Southeast Georgia’s Premiere multi-day Pop Culture event attracting thousands of attendees of all fandoms. Hosted at the beautiful beachfront Jekyll Island Convention Center, Jekyll Con celebrates a little bit of everything from the comic book, fantasy, sci-fi, anime, and gaming universe! This all ages family-friendly event hosts some of the top vendors, artists, and celebrities in the industry; along with panels, workshops, gaming tournaments, live entertainment and so much more.

Things to know: You can plan your destination wedding on an Island for under $10,000. You heard right. For a mere $8,000 you can book “The Wedding Experience” that includes Imperial Stormtroopers escorting the bride, a Star Wars themed cake, photography and a reception complete Lightsabers and a DJ for 50 of your closest friends & family. You’ll be the talk of the galaxy.

For more information, including a detailed schedule, click here.

Don’t forget, there’s always live music happening around the Resort at ECHO, check that schedule here.

 

 

 

July 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 30th, 2017

hofwyl_ghosts__legends_3Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Saturday, June 10th to Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug-spray. Reservations Requested.

Tours will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15. Event Dates: July 5, July 14, July 22.

website_listing_photo_shell_002_3The Big Photo Show at Glynn Visual Arts: Thursday, June 29th to Monday, July 24th, 2017

Join us for the opening reception of the Big Photo Show Thursday, June 29th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Awards Presentation at 6:15 PM). Refreshments will be served. Guests at the reception can vote for the “Peoples’ Choice”. Gallery is open Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM and some Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

Prints are presented by award winning photographers, serious amateurs and more advanced members. Photographs are grouped into four categories: (1) Nature; (2) People (includes portraits); (3) Landscape; and, (4) Open. Prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits Glynn Visual Arts.

The show will be judged by prominent photography experts: David Veater – art instructor at Glynn Academy, Jeff LeMieux – Associate Professor of Arts and Humanities at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo Gallery in historic downtown Brunswick, and manager of art displays at the Southeast Georgia Hospital – Brunswick Campus. For more details, call 912-638-8770 or click here.

fourthofjulySt. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival: Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th, July 2017

The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. The family fun starts this year on Saturday, July 2nd and runs through Monday, July 4th.

Fireworks: The fireworks display begins at 9:00pm. on the evening of the July 4th. So bring your chair and meet your friends in oceanfront Neptune Park and sit back and watch the show.

Sunshine Arts & Crafts Show: This Sunshine Festival features an Arts & Crafts Show that highlights some of the region’s best artists and crafters whose wares include painting, pottery, jewelry, woodcraft, photography, garden art and more! The show starts Friday, July 1st and runs through Tuesday, July 4th at Postell Park.

Sunshine Festival 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run: Bring the family and participate together in a 1 mile fun run and 5K race on July 4th. The 5k race starts at 7:00am  and the 1 mile fun run begins at 8:00am. Start/Finish/Ceremony for both races will be at Mallery Park on St. Simons Island. (Mallery Park is just north of Kings Way on Mallery Street). Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up: July 3rd at St. Simons Presbyterian Church from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Race day registration begins at 6:30am at Mallery Park. Click here to register online and for more information.

Event Sponsors: The Sunshine Festival is sponsored by the Pier Village Association and proceeds from the festival are used for the betterment of the Pier Village and its parks. Some of the projects partially funded by PVA include public restroom facilities, grilling stations in the Neptune Park, extended street lighting on Beachview Drive, and landscaping of the parkways.

Complete Schedule:

July 1st: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
July 2nd: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

July 3rd: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

July 4th:

7:00am: 5k
8:00am: Fun Run
10:00 am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
2:00pm: Golf Cart Parde Line Up
2:30pm: Golf Cart Parade
7:00pm-10:30pm: Backbeat Boulevard
9:00pm: Fireworks

All events take place in Postell Park, Neptune Park and the Casino Bandstand. 532 Beachview Drive, Pier Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call 912-262-0628 or click here.

arts__crafts_show_1Annual 4th Of July Sunshine Art Festival: Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th, July 2017

10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! The event will be at Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. For more details, call 912-230-1042 or click here.

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River: Young Americans: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For details, call 912-265-4032 or click here.

little_light_music_3A Little Light Music Concert featuring Still Cruzin': Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate or in advance at the Museum Store. Children under 12 are free. For more details, call 912-634-7099.

https-2f2fcdn.evbuc_.com2fimages2f315218402f2074114637322f12foriginalIndependence Day Concert | The Accidentals: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 – 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Taking the stage again this year for our early Independence Day concert is The Accidentals! The Accidentals are the University of Georgia’s only all-male a cappella group. A 42 year tradition of the South’s University of Georgia, the Accidentals are a motivated and talented group of male vocalists and students. From performing at locations such as Snowshoe Mountain, WV (annual ski retreat in December) to New York City, as well as more local areas such as Atlanta and North Carolina, the Accidentals are a well-practiced and professional group. The energy and personality the group brings to the stage are unique to the collegiate a cappella realm. Concessions available will include popcorn and sodas.

Doors open at 7:30, with the Accidentals taking the stage at 8pm. Intermission will be at approximately 8:35pm. Tickets are $15 per person. Jekyll Island Club Hotel: 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For details, call 877-212-1898 or click here.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Secret Life of Pets: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

4th_logo_larger_300dpiAn Old-Fashioned 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Brunswick’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration takes place in Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th. There will be free watermelon slices for everyone, music in the air, and plenty of old-fashioned games like sack races, water balloon tossing, and hula hoop contests, along with fun prizes for the winners.

The evening will begin with a stirring rendition of The Star Spangled Banner sung by local singer Annie Akins and some of the Artists and Mentors of the Golden Isles Penguin Project. Then the games will begin and all ages can participate in the fun. The First Baptist Church of Brunswick will be lending a helping hand to the celebration and will also have a variety of fun activities for folks to participate in.

Local organizations, Heather House and the City of Brunswick Police Department C.O.P. program will have hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas and other tasty treats will be available for purchase. P O Sound and Lighting Rentals will serve as the DJ for the evening – providing fun tunes to hula hoop and dance to as the everyone waits for the sun to set.

Then at dark, a spectacular fireworks display explodes over the East River to the strains of patriotic music. It’s good, clean, old-fashioned fun for the community and visitors alike brought to you by the City of Brunswick and Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. For more information, call 912-262-6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org. Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St,Brunswick, GA 31520

lovingintroLiterary Guild Film Series: Loving: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Loving, USA, 2016, directed by Jeff Nichols. In 1958 in Virginia the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. Richard and Mildred fall in love, get married and are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama that critics are calling “a masterpiece.” 123 minutes; rated PG13. A $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, call 912-279-2836. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

572aa6949fd7a.image_Georgia Sea Turtle Lecture: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Get to know coastal Georgia’s most mysterious seasonal visitors and learn about a species that’s been on our planet since the time of the dinosaurs. Mark Dodd, biologist and sea turtle program coordinator for the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Nongame Wildlife Division, will give an interactive presentation on Georgia’s sea turtles and the ongoing effort to conserve turtles across our coast. The last two years set records for loggerhead nesting in coastal Georgia – what will 2017 bring? Join us to find out, while enjoying complimentary wine, beer, and light snacks. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here. 1312 Newcastle Street, 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, July 7th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here.

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_13Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce at The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-634-3994

bloody_0Commemorative Presentation at Bloody Marsh: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 11:00am to 12:00pm

Site Manager Steve Theus is pleased to announce the commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the Battles of Gully Hole Creek and Bloody Marsh on Saturday, July 8th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Bloody Marsh unit of Fort Frederica National Monument. The program will consist of a presentation and musket firing to mark the anniversary of the decisive battles that served as a pivotal point in the conflict between Britain and Spain.

The Bloody Marsh Unit is located on Old Demere Road, on Saint Simons Island. Georgia. Admission to the program is free, but the site has limited parking. Bloody Marsh Battle Site: Old Demere Road,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-3639

MoonRise_July2017Moonrise Party at ECHO: Saturday 8th to Monday 10th, July 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-268-5967

18739986_1150590278417682_7883579229099245067_nSummer Comedy Tour: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

After bringing sold-out Comedy Tours to Ziggy’s for the past three summers, New Orleans-based comedian and St. Simons native Matt Owens returns with New York City comedians, Paul Hooper and Amanda Hurley, to St. Simons Island for a one-night-only show. The show will take place at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm) on Saturday, July 8th at Ziggy Mahoney’s, located at 206 Retreat Village. Tickets are $20 in advance online, and $25 at the door. Phone: 912-634-0999. Ziggy Mahoney’s Restaurant & Dance Club: 206 Retreat Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Sing: Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

christophermartinphotobykellyozmerwormsCoffee with the Author Chris Martin: Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” series presents Chris Martin and This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith. Part memoir, part essay collection and part spiritual journal, this book offers a unique perspective on the interconnections of universal themes all told at the level of the ground. It is the winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction. Chris teaches English at Kennesaw State University and creative nonfiction at the Appalachian Young Writers Workshop. The event will take place at the St. Simons Island Casino, Room 108 and is free for Literary Guild members; $10 for nonmembers. 912-279-2836

seussical_jr_logoSeussical Jr.: Wednesday 12th to Sunday 23rd, July 2017

The Young People’s Summer Workshop introduces 60-80 local children ages 8 and up to various aspects of theater and performance. This year’s YPSW production is Seussical Jr. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and other favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Two casts rotate duties for the performances with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on July 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22, and 3:30 matinees on July 16 and 23. Tickets are available at the box office before the show. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-638-0338. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive,  St. Simons IslandGA 31522

formoilogo5_0Sip and Craft Jewelry Class: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

For-Moi Designs is hosting the Art and Sip jewelry class July 13th from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Moondoggy’s Pizza and Pub meeting room in Brunswick. Create your very own sea glass necklace and earring set choosing from different shapes and colors. The event is $40 per person and all supplies are included. Call 912-437-6187 to reserve your spot! Click here for details.

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Summer Classic Film Festival: Friday 14th to Sunday 16th, July 2017

Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz is transforming into the Summer Classic Film Festival, a full weekend of classic films that will feature the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock and his favorite leading lady, Grace Kelly. The festival will take place July 14-16, 2017 with all three of the Hitchcock-Kelly films and other special events.

  • On Friday, July 14, the Summer Classic Film Festival will kick off with Dial M for Murder, the first of the Hitchcock-Kelly collaboration. Preceding the screening will be a talk about the director and a delicious meal prepared by Indigo Coastal Shanty.
  • On Saturday, July 15 at 4 pm, Mel Brooks’ delightfully silly parody, High Anxiety will be screened. Filmgoers can then take a break in one of downtown Brunswick’s participating restaurants for a special film meal and return to the Ritz by 7 pm to catch the highly suspenseful Rear Window.
  • And on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:30 pm, light refreshments will be served along with a short documentary on legendary costume designer Edith Head followed by the final film in the festival, To Catch A Thief.

Weekend pass including Friday meal only $35/person. Weekend pass without meal only $20/person. Friday night meal and movie $18/person. Individual tickets $7/person. 912-262-6934. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 083_0Lecture and Book Signing at Fort Frederica: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Fort Frederica National Monument is pleased to announce a lecture and book signing by local author and portrayer of James Edward Oglethorpe, Mr. Scott Hodges. The program will take place in the visitor center of Fort Frederica National Monument on Saturday, July 15th at 11:00 am.

In the introduction of his newly published book, Our Lost Heritage: Ten Things You Did Not Know About James Edward Oglethorpe, The Founder of Georgia, Hodges writes “Rather than a journey of discovery, I see this work as more of a journey of re-discovery. The re-discovery of a long admired and highly exalted hero of Georgia history: James Edward Oglethorpe.” Books will be available for purchase in the Fort Frederica Association bookstore. There is no admission fee. For more information on this program, please contact Michael Seibert at (912) 638-3639 ex. 104 or by email at michael_seibert@nps.gov

wildscapesLunch & Learn Birds of Prey: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us for an engaging lunch lecture with live birds of prey as their handlers teach us all about where they live and how they hunt. You will leave with a great appreciation for these amazing animals. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Lunch will be provided. Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia: 1710 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 912-265-9424.

GolfCamp2017info_384x512Junior Golfers Summer Program: Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th, July 2017- 9:00am to 11:00am

The King and Prince Golf Course’s summer program for young golfers is back! Budding golfers between ages 8 and 15 will have a chance to hone their skills. From 9:00am to 11:00am, golfers will participate in education and instruction, skills drills, and competitions.

If you know a Junior Golfer interested in participating, register them for one of their camps this summer! For additional details contact Robert Long at 912.634.0255 or email him at rlong@mmihg.com. For forms, click here.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Storks: Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

51ubv5qrifl._sx331_bo1204203200_Coffee with the Author Russ Franklin: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Russ Franklin and Cosmic Hotel. Russ Franklin has degrees in math, physics and literature and currently teaches writing at Florida State in Tallahassee. He visits the Guild to talk about Cosmic Hotel, a story about Sandeep Sanghavi, the mixed-race son of an Indian businesswoman and a famous American astronomer, who lives a nomadic albeit mundane life traveling the country with his mother’s hotel consulting firm. His life becomes more interesting when various lost objects suddenly begin to reappear. Then a stranger calls and claims responsibility for the returned objects. Room 108, Casino Building. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. For details, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesday, July 19th & 26th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner & all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place
from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at GVA on the following Tuesday nights: July 19th & 26th, August 23rd & 30th, Sept. 13th & 20th
formoilogo5_0Sip and Craft Sea Glass Art: 
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:30pm

For-Moi Designs is hosting the Sea Turtle Sea Glass Art Class July 20th from 2:00pm-4:30pm at Moondoggy’s Pizza and Pub meeting room in Brunswick. Create your very own sea glass wall art choosing from different shapes and colors. The event is $45 per person and all supplies are included. Call 912-437-6187 to reserve your spot!

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Jaime Renee & The Walkers: Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.)

Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 262-6934.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Kubo and the Two Strings: Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

rock_dogSummer Movie Series | Rock Dog: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Admission is $1 per person per showing. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. July 26th is Rock Dog. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-279-2836

hologram_for_the_king_ver2Literary Guild Film Series: Hologram for a King: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Hologram for a King, USA, 2016, directed by Tom Tykwer. Teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, U.S. businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) tries to reverse his fortunes by landing a lucrative contract in Saudi Arabia. As Alan attempts to navigate his way through an unfamiliar culture, he unexpectedly finds romance. 97 minutes; rated R. A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more details, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

img_0398Grown Up Summer Camp: Friday 28th to Sunday 30th, July 2017

Numerous outdoor adventures: kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, fishing, bike tour, zip lining, paddleboard. Full service gym available. Join loggerhead turtle hatchling watch. Enjoy a sunset cruise on a working shrimp boat. Beginners to seasoned participants encouraged! Be sure to check out the agenda here. Epworth By The Sea: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-8688

photo_1_4Sea Turtle Night Walk: Saturday, July 29th, 2017 – 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Go behind the scenes during Georgia coast’s sea turtle nesting season with Catherine Ridley of the SSI Sea Turtle Project! We’ll meet at the Coast Guard Beach beach access boardwalk for an interactive beach night hike, where we’ll discuss loggerhead natural history, explore the beach at night in search of hatching turtles, and see how turtles nests are protected on Georgia’s beaches. You’ll learn the many ways you can help protect these amazing animals, explore bioluminescence and nocturnal science, and discover your own natural night vision. $10 members and $15 non-members. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here. 4201 1st St, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib DinnerPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

#Bottomless Mimosas x512Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

June 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Photographer Tom SweeneyTom Sweeney Exhibit: Tuesday, May 2nd to Friday, June 30th, 2017

Everyone is cordially invited to visit local award winning photographer Tom Sweeney’s exhibit at the Golden Isles Welcome Center on St. Simons Island. The show will run until June 30th and consists of many Golden Isles scenes and locations. Tom enjoys capturing the feeling of the local scenes as well as the many colors depending on that days light. Please join us for an opening reception Tuesday, May 2nd from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Life in the Abstract Art ExhibitLife in the Abstract Art Exhibit: Thursday, May 4th to Monday, June 26th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present a new fine art exhibition entitled “Life in the Abstract” which features five cutting edge, regional, abstract artists. The exhibition opens May 1st, 2017 and will run through June 26th, 2017 at the main gallery of GVA located at 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA. The opening reception will take place Thursday, May 4th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist independent of visual references in the world. These talented artists take this concept to a whole new level, each with their own uniquely different approach. Featured Artists: Suzanne Clements, Sabre Esler, Peggy Everett, Laura Parker and Mandy Thompson. Phone: 912-638-8770

lighthouse_2_0Friday Fun Day at the Lighthouse: Fridays, June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us every Friday in June for summer fun at the Lighthouse! There will be crafts, games and activities designed for family fun. Come see and touch history by climbing 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse and explore the interactive galleries in the Lighthouse Museum. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older and children under 12 are free. Phone: 912-634-7093. For more info, click here.


First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: 
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.

Historic Harrington SchoolSneak Peak of Historic Harrington School: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition and The Friends of Harrington School for a Sneak Peak of the Historic Harrington School Cultural Center. Be the first to view the restored historic schoolhouse and learn about upcoming heritage programs. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, click here.

National Trails Day at Cannon's PointNational Trails Day at Cannon’s Point: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

National Trails Day, June 3, gets underway early at Cannon’s Point. The preserve celebrates with special hours, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and a selection of programs for all ages and interests.

Activities include: photography tours, birding on a barrier island, history hikes, Southern area tours, and marine exploration. For more info, including the complete schedule, click here. Phone: 912-638-9109

 Hofwyl Trails DayNational Trails Day Tree Identification Walk: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species. Walk will be about 1 mile in length. Wear comfortable shoes and bring insect repellent. Admission: $5 – $8. Phone: 912-264-7333

Georgia Sea Islands FestivalGeorgia Sea Islands Festival: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate African-American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands! The 2017 Georgia Sea Islands Festival will be held Saturday, June 3 at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. There will be arts, crafts, food, entertainment, historical tours and more. Fun for the whole family! Bring a chair so you can relax and enjoy.

The mission of the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition is to educate, preserve, and revitalize the African American heritage and culture. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-634-0330

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, 440s

Phone: (912) 386-0061. For more info, click here. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River- Skeeter Truck: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Skeeter Truck. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For more info, click here. Phone: 912-265-4032

A Little Light Music ConcertA Little Light Music Concert featuring Soul Fish: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: Soul Fish

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate or in advance at the Museum Store. Children under 12 are free.

For more info, click here. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. Phone: 912-634-7099

Golden Isles Green Drinks June 7, 2017Golden Isles Green Drinks: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join us Wednesday, June 7th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Echo at King & Prince on St. Simons Island.

Catherine Ridley of SSI Sea Turtle Project will be hosting this month’s Golden Isles Green Drinks. Loggerhead sea turtles have already begun nesting on St. Simons Island and across the coast, so this is an excellent time to join us for an interactive walk and talk on the beach. Join us to learn more about Georgia’s turtles, SSI’s nesting program, and the many ways you can protect sea turtles on the beach this summer! Did we mention you will also be able to sample some delicious snacks, a special Green Drinks cocktail from Echo and receive extended Happy Hour Specials just for attending? Don’t forget to RSVP below. This event is FREE and Open to the Public.

RSVP to the NEXT GreenDrinks here.

MoonRiseMusicx512_June2017Moonrise Party at ECHO: Thursday, June 8th to Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-268-5967

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce at the Market at Sea Island. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-634-3994

Georgia Sea Turtle CenterGeorgia Sea Turtle Center Birthday Celebration: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Happy 10th Birthday, Georgia Sea Turtle Center!

June 2017 commemorates the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s 10th year in operation. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re hosting a birthday celebration, and you’re invited! The Center will be “decorated,” showcasing ways you can reduce plastics, we’ll have a birthday card for you to sign, and there will even be cupcakes! The afternoon will include creature features, live music, and a special “Dunk the Doc” fundraiser. This event is free & open to the public. Center admission will be waived from 2-5 p.m. Georgia Sea Turtle Center: 214 Stable Road, Jekyll IslandGA 31527. Phone: 912-635-4444

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Ghosts and LegendsGhosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Saturday, June 10th to Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug-spray. Reservations Requested. Tours will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Phone: 912-264-7333. Admission: $15

EVENT DATES:  June: June 10, June 16, June 21, June 24, June 30. July: July 5, July 14, July 22

The Art of Fire ExhibitThe Art of Fire Exhibit: Thursday, June 15th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“The Art of Fire”, a special exhibition by Richard Metz, will be on display at ArtTrends Gallery at 3305 Frederica Road on Saint Simons Island, GA from June 13th until July 22nd. The opening reception on Thursday, June 15th, from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature light refreshments, and artist meet and greet, and a presentation featuring Richard’s technique of painting with fire. Richard graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Graphic Design. After college, he moved back to his island home seeking the inspiration that started his path as an artist. Richard says of painting with fire or smoke to produce a polished image, “It was an interesting idea, to take something that is associated with destruction and use it to create.” As he revisited the idea, he found the process could be much more refined, and his excitement grew with each piece. Phone: 912-230-3807

Golden Isles Penguin Project: Annie Jr.Golden Isles Penguin Project: Annie Jr.: Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th, June 2017

The Penguin Project ® was conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan to give children with special needs an opportunity to participate in the performing arts. Golden Isles’ Penguin Project is proud to present Annie, Jr.; the irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals.

Tickets are now available for the Golden Isles Penguin Project’s production of Annie, Jr. Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $10 and $15 for nonmembers. Day of show tickets for members are $15 and $20 for nonmembers. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each. A special VIP Ticket is available for the Friday, June 16th performance – $50/person includes pre-show reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. catered by Certified Burgers & Beverages, reserved seating at the 7:00 p.m. performance, and gratitude for supporting the Golden Isles Penguin Project. Phone: 912-262-6934. For more info, click here.

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Friday 16th to Saturday 17th, June 2017

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Chuck Scott Tribute Race

Phone: (912) 386-0061. For more info, click here. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

Southern Grown Concert Series Featuring Gin Blossoms by Saki PhotographySouthern Grown Concert Series Featuring Gin Blossoms: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Gin Blossoms literally define the sound of jangle pop. Boasting sales of over 10 million in the US alone, the Tempe, Arizona-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Their crossover hits are heard on radio, film and TV, and their exciting live show continues to make Gin Blossoms one of the most influential pop bands that began in the 90’s. Don’t miss this rockin’ interactive show! Hits include: “Follow You Down,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Hey Jealousy,” “Til I Hear it From You,” “Allison Road,” and “Found Out About You.”

Opening act is Owen Plant. Owen is a Jamaican-Born, Singer/Songwriter/Performer. His style is reminiscent of introspective artists from the ’70s, old-time reggae groups and contemporary acoustic artists. His laid back, soothing and delicately honed vocals and songwriting are the centerpieces of his sound and his performance style. Tickets online here or call (877) 896-3378.

 

Author Mary Alice MonroeCoffee with the Author Mary Alice Monroe: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Mary Alice Monroe and Beach House for Rent. The New York Times best-selling author of more than a dozen novels, Mary Alice has received numerous awards, including the RT Lifetime Achievement Award and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. She visits to talk about her latest book about two women from different generations bound together by a beloved beach house. Tickets are free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. The event is in room 108, Casino Building. For more info, click here.

Faithworks Birdies and Bass Benefit

Faithworks Birdies and Bass Benefit: Friday, June 23rd, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Play Golf and Fish – A Good Combination for a Good Cause. This unique inaugural event to benefit Faithworks features two of our favorite pastimes, golf and fishing – all for a good cause. Teams compete in a full day of golf (4 person scramble) preceded by a fishing derby at 9:00 a.m. Teams can shave strokes off their golf score by reeling in big fish from a lake by the clubhouse. Each team will be provided a score sheet on which to record their catch. The completed score sheet must be provided to tournament officials no later than 12:30 p.m.

Entrance Fee: $100 per player (includes cart, fees and lunch). The Birdies & Bass Benefit for FaithWorks is sponsored by Mike Murphy Ford/Kia. Call 912-261-8512 x105 for more information.

9:00 a.m. – Professional fishing clinic. Light refreshments. Rules/format: Any species of fish caught using artificial lures is eligible for scoring. Points awarded for the catch of eligible fish will be deducted from the team score for the 18-hole round of golf. Points will be awarded for TOTAL TEAM CATCH as follows: 1-5 fish = 0.5 point; 5-10 fish = 1 point; 11-15 fish = 1.5 points; 16-20 fish = 2.5 points

11:30 a.m. – Registration/Check-In (Mulligans will be sold here)

12:00 p.m. – Lunch served

1:00 p.m. – Golf Shotgun start (4-man scramble) ** Two chances to win a car with a hole in one other fantastic golf prizes.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th, June 2017

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc.

Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822  For more info, click here.

Green Screen Film FestivalGreen Screen Film Festival: Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Green Screen’s Film Festival at Brunswick’s Historic Ritz Theatre. FREE admission! 50/50 Raffle 50/50 split-the-pot raffle. Tickets will be $1 ea. or 6 for $5. For more info, click here.

Short Films to begin at 11 a.m.:
Salt Marsh Soldiers (8 min)
Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management (5 min)
Science with Niel DeGrasse Tyson (5 min)
Holly Barish Ripple Effect (2 min)

Feature Film at 1 p.m.: How To Let Go of the World And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change*
*Appropriate for ages 10+ due to mild language.

Sounds by the SeaSounds by the Sea Featuring Gwen Hughes & The Kats: Sunday, June 25th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Music is in the air and by the sea, as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians. Gwen Hughes & The Kats take the stage on June 25 and will have the audience swinging with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present day

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 28th and are only $40. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase online at goldenislesarts.org, in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. For more info, click here.

Live Music at ECHO St. SimonsEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

April 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

CoastalScapes ExhibitionCoastalscapes Exhibition: Monday, March 6th to Monday, May 1st, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts Presents an exciting new juried exhibition that features local and regional artist’s work showcasing their unique interpretations of our beautiful coastal surroundings.

106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

The Spartini Cocktail - Cocktails for our CoastCocktails For Our Coast: Wednesday, March 15th to Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Lasting until April 30th, One Hundred Miles is proud to partner with 19 local restaurants across our coast to highlight the significance of coastal Georgia’s natural ecosystems. Each restaurant has created their own coastal-inspired cocktail: ‘The Spartini!’ For every Spartini purchased, $1 is donated to support OHM’s work to protect Georgia’s 100-mile coast.

What to do: 1) Stop by each restaurant between 3/15 and 4/30. 2) Drink their limited-edition Spartini. 3) Vote for your favorites on our website.

This year’s participating restaurants are spread out across our coast. We encourage you to stop by and support all of these fantastic local businesses! Brunswick, St. Simons, and Jekyll: Basil Thai and Sushi, Beach House Restaurant, Blackwater Grill, Coastal Kitchen, Del Sur, The Driftwood Bistro, ECHO, Georgia Sea Grill, The Half Shell, Halyards, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, Tipsy McSway’s, and Tramici Neighborhood Italian.

 

Tailship Pacemaker ShipTallship Peacemaker Tours: Sunday, March 19th to Sunday, May 28th, 2017

The Class A Tallship “Peacemaker” will be allowing self guided free tours of the decks and main cabins every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ship arrived in Brunswick, Sunday, Feb 28th sailing past the St Simons and Jekyll piers. It will stay docked at Mary Ross Park in downtown Brunswick through the Spring. The Peacemaker is a wooden sailing ship that has sailed as a barkentine and presently as a 3 masted schooner. History and more information about the ship can be seen here.

 

Art in the ParkArt in the Park: Saturday, April 1st to Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Spring arrives in style this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 24th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft festival. Over 70 talented artists & skilled crafts people from around the region display an impressive & eclectic collection of handmade artwork. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of 2 dimensional art, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, wood, metal & glass. Homegrown beauty products, botanicals & gourmet goodies are also available to delight the senses. A great selection of food vendors serving freshly prepared eats will be available as well. Music, kid’s craft activities & a bicycle treasure hunt, known as “Pedal for Treasure” make this a fun, family friendly event. This festival is held in the beautiful live oak covered Postell Park in the heart of the Pier village, just steps from the ocean on St Simons Island, GA.

Find out how it is made! Throughout the weekend blacksmithing demonstrations will be given on site by a talented family of artists. Attendees will also enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists & connect with them about their artwork. “Shoppers are given the chance to support small businesses, meet the artists & even learn how their new handmade piece of art was made. This makes the ownership or giving of a handcrafted piece truly special”, notes Hannah Roberts, GVA’s Festival Director.

This festival has something for everyone, including the youngest of visitors. The Kid’s “Creation Station” celebrates the smallest artists with free craft activities.

Glynn Visual Arts will again host “Pedal for Treasure” on Sunday afternoon, a bicycle scavenger hunt looking for local visual art. Individuals or groups of two or three are provided clues and a map for a $10 entry fee. The route is an easy loop near the Village area. Last year’s participants were enthusiastic about their adventure – and competitive too! Prizes were awarded for the most correct answers, the best team name, and the best time to finish. All are encouraged to come early for lunch in the park and shop the festival before and after the scavenger hunt.

For more information on Glynn Visual Arts & our festivals please visit our website.
SoGloGallery TheatreSoGlo Gallery presents Golden Isles Artist Showcase: Saturday 1st to Sunday 30th, April 2017

This exhibit showcases a variety of work by top producing artists in the community- Jim Jones, Irwin Berman, Sue Byrne Russell, Ellen Moriarty, Glenda Cason, and more! Free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

SoGlo Gallery: 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick GA 31520. Visit our website here or call 912-262-0628.

 Golden Isles Ballet CompanyGolden Isles Ballet Company Golden Gala: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of ballet at the Cloister Ballroom. Ten professional ballet dancers from all over the world display the most exciting and beautiful Pas de Deuxs. Guest Artist Michelle Jamieson will accompany on Piano. Highlights include Black Swan Pas de Deux, Sleeping Beauty Pas de Deux, Chopiana, Carmen and more!

Tickets are $50 for general admission, $35 student, $100 VIP Experience. Enjoy preferred seating and wine reception with the dancers following the performance. Tickets may be purchased online or at The Ritz Theatre and Golden Isles Ballet Company in Downtown Brunswick, or on the Island at Frederica Academy and Uncle Don’s Local Market.

The Farm at OatlandThe Farm at Oatland North Spring Festival: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join the Farm at Oatland North for an animal open house, activities and bake sale! The festival is Sunday, April 2nd and will include arts and crafts, egg toss, face painting, and treats. All donations collected will be used for the care of the Farm Animals.  Visit our website or call 912-399-8159. 70 Cannons Point Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

 

Patsy ClineWildflowers: The Women of Country Music: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This one-woman concert tribute features the music and stories of country music’s pioneering women, honoring legends such as The Carter Family, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Reba McEntire.  As Katie says, “This show is jammed packed with interesting tidbits about the women throughout country music history all wrapped up with the music you love!”  Heather Heath, Executive Director says, “ We are thrilled to be able to present the premiere of this new show by Katie.  She brought her outstanding Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline to the Ritz stage in 2014 and wowed the sold-out audience with her powerful voice and unique insight into one of the legends of country music.  This new show promises to be an amazing afternoon of music.” Katie Deal, daughter of Governor Nathan Deal, grew up in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and gained an early appreciation for all things country and all things musical.

Join Golden Isles Arts & Humanities for the world premiere of Wildflowers: The Women of Country Music starring Katie Deal on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 3 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre. Advance tickets for members are $15/adults and $10/seniors; for Non-members, they are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors.  Price increases $5 the day of the show.  Students are always only $5.  To purchase tickets come by the Ritz Theatre box office Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 912-262-694 to order over the phone or visit the website to purchase securely online.  Get them soon as it is sure to sell out!

 

A Taste of Glynn 2017
A Taste of Glynn 2017:
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On April 2, 2017, we invite our 1,000+ loyal patrons and first-time guests to join us in celebrating the area’s highly anticipated fundraising & culinary event, A Taste of Glynn. For 17 delicious years, A Taste of Glynn has brought together our most talented chefs and caterers to showcase their talents at the historic King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. Add to the evening’s enjoyment with a much-anticipated Silent Auction offering a coveted assortment of finds from vacations to jewelry, original works of art to gourmet delicacies.

A Taste of Glynn is more than a treasured local tradition. While the food is sublime and the oceanfront setting is legendary, perhaps the most unforgettable offering of the evening is hope. The event is the primary fundraiser for the Glynn Community Crisis Center, which serves victims of domestic violence. While you enjoy the finest food in the region in the company of family and friends, you also help provide vital programs and shelter for those who are building a new life free from abuse and fear. Tickets are $45 in advance or $60 at the door and can be purchased online here.

Entertainment by Michael Hulett, Bill Lukitsch, & more! All proceeds benefit Glynn Community Crisis Center’s Amity House, Hope House & Outreach

**Free Parking & Shuttle Service at Massengale Park, St. Simons Island.
Shuttle service will begin at 3:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm.**

Jo Elliot - ArtTrendsGuest Artist Jo Elliott at ArtTrends Gallery: Tuesday, April 4th to Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Watercolor artist Jo Elliott can’t remember a time when art wasn’t a part of her life. Growing up, she often accompanied her father as he conducted drawing and painting classes. Although she has continued her studies with other gifted artists, she has purposefully developed her own unique style and has gained widespread recognition for her colorful landscapes. Jo’s main focus is an irresistible subject, water. Her impressionistic paintings of rivers and creeks, beaches and boats are alive with color and feeling. Jo Elliott will be showing as a guest artist at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, SSI, Ga. April 4 to May 13. The opening reception will be held during the Island Art Crawl, Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 pm. For more information visit our website.

 

Shell-E-Brate Spring FestivalShell-e-brate Spring Festival: Thursday, April 6th to Friday, April 7th, 2017

Two day festival of local and regional organizations, collaborative projects & activities to highlight the influence and relationship of tidal changes along Georgia’s coastal habitats and how community members can make environmentally friendly decisions that aid in protecting our natural resources, both inland and near the coast.

April 6 & 7 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. each day. Activities included with General Admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center – $7 adults (age 13 & up), $5 children (age 4-12), children under 3 are free. Visit our website for more info or call 912-635-3636.

The Purple XperienceSouthern Grown Concert Series The Purple Xperience: Thursday, April 6th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Purple Xperience is just that—an experience. A dazzling purple-tinged performance that embodies the spirit and sounds of the legendary and iconic Prince. The first thing you might notice is front-man Marshall Charloff’s striking resemblance to the music great. But the similarities don’t end there. Charloff shares Prince’s vocal range and multi-instrumental facility on guitar and piano as well. He even channels the legendary singer’s personal style during shows.

A five-piece band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Purple Xperience has been touring around the country since its inception in 2011. Hear fan favorites and some surprises. But more than that, The Purple Xperience is a shockingly authentic tribute band that brings the memories of Prince and The Revolution to life to audiences of all ages and all generations. Relive the music, passion, and love for Prince and his music. And have a great time. Much like the artist himself did, The Purple Xperience wows audiences and leaves no one disappointed. Tickets can be purchased here.

First Friday in BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, April 7th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.
UPcylced and REcycled Art ContestUP/REcycled Art Contest & Exhibit: Friday 7th to Friday 28th, April 2017

Partnering with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful promotes the annual UP/REcycled Trash Art Exhibit and Contest. Open to all ages, the exhibit/contest encourages waste reduction through the creative processes of upcycling and recycling. Turning trash into treasure, entries of all shapes, sizes and colors adorn the gallery walls of the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick for public viewing and celebration. Putting a creative twist on traditional recycling, the UP/REcycled Trash Art Exhibit and Contest is a fun way to educate and promote community stewardship. Visit our website for more info.

Grand Opening & Awards Ceremony – Friday, April 7, 5pm-8pm, historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick
Art Exhibit – April 7-28, historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce. Call 912-634-3994

Hofwyl Plantation8th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation on April 8th for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event lasts from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 3,000 toy filled eggs in three hunt areas for kids aged 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10. Special guest, “The Easter Bunny” will be on-hand throughout.
Other activities include: prizes, refreshments, bubble machine and wands, candy filled piñatas, egg decorating and other arts and crafts. There will also be games like egg toss, 3 legged race, pin the tail on the bunny and many others. Also on hand will be the Imagination Playground, interactive, transformable giant building blocks that kids can use to create their own play space. For more info visit our website.

COST: $8 adults, $7.50 seniors (62 and over), $5 youth (ages 6 to 17), Children ages 5 and under are free.

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. For more info, visit our website or call 912-386-0061. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566.

April 8th: Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith SS, Super Street, 440s. 

Moonrise at ECHO St. Simons
Moonrise Party at ECHO:
Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th, April 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. 912-268-5967

Coastal Symphony of Georgia - Powerful EmotionsCoastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Powerful Emotions: Monday, April 10th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

The fourth concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s 2016-17 season offers a symphonic exploration of “Powerful Emotions.” The first interval presents Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino, Overture” followed by Wagner’s “Siegfried’s Funeral March.” After intermission, the symphony performs a landmark work of Mahler, “Symphony No. 1 in D Major,” also known as “Titan.” The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham Avenue). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912.634.2006 or visit the website. 912-634-2006. 3920 Habersham St., Brunswick, GA 31520

Easter Brunch 2017Easter Brunch at King & Prince Resort: Sunday, April 16th, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Easter Sunday with brunch at The King and Prince Resort!

Adults $59; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.

Bottomless Mimosas or Unlimited Bloody Marys will be available from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for an additional $15. Full menu here.
Reservations Required – call 912-268-5967

St Simons Art Crawl 2017St. Simons Island Art Crawl: Friday, April 21st, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Come join us for the free and self-guided St. Simons Island Art Crawl on Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 pm. The art crawl will take place at six unique galleries featuring over 100 local and regional artists. Participating galleries are, Anderson Gallery, Artist Annex Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Glynn Visual Gallery, Parker Gallery and Wallin Gallery. Let us share with you a night filled with beautiful works of art and sculpture coupled with wine, light refreshments, and the spirit of creativity. For further information contact ArtTrends Gallery, 912- 268-4761

During the Saint Simons Island Art Crawl, ArtTrends Gallery will be hosting guest artist Jo Elliott and the Whitefield Academy Jazz Band from Mableton, Georgia. Guests of the Art Crawl will be treated to favorites such as “In the Mood” and “Georgia on my Mind”. The Band will be performing between 5 to 6:30 PM. Jo Elliott’s inspiring watercolors will be on display until May 13th.

Young Eagles FlightYoung Eagles Flight: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Children ages 8-17 can enjoy a local airplane ride at no charge on Saturday, April 22, courtesy of Chapter 905 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based at McKinnon St Simons Island Airport. Through their Young Eagles program, EAA pilots take their young passengers on 15-20 minute flights that demonstrate the freedom and excitement of aviation firsthand. A parent or legal guardian must be present to give permission to fly for each child. There is no need to register in advance. Participants should be in place at the local EAA location at 1797 Demere Road on St Simons Island at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 22. For more information, please contact Jerry Latvala at 912-269-2155.

 Chalk Arts FestivalChalk Arts Festival: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Earth, Celebrate Our Coast! Contest – Cash Prizes! Complimentary Chalk with Free Reserved Space!
Register at Linkschalkartsfest@gmail.com
Mary Ross Waterfront Park – Downtown Brunswick

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Visit our website for more info. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

April 22nd: Limited, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, Powder Puff

 Food Truck FestivalGolden Isles Food Truck Festival: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Support the Golden Isles food truck movement on April 30th in Gascoigne Bluff Park! Bring the family and enjoy up to 30 different food trucks, live music, craft vendors, CornHole, and kids activities. 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity. Follow the event on Facebook for more information .

Live Music at ECHO St. SimonsEnjoy Live Music at ECHO every weekend: visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

 

Have You Ever Noticed the Chalk Art at ECHO?

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Kelsey, one of the servers at ECHO, has a total knack for chalk art. Seriously. Her talent will make you question your ability to draw! It’s hard to believe that she free-hands everything mainly using regular chalk (and sometimes liquid chalk).  With her attention to detail, each board takes about an average of 8 hours to complete. Check out a sample of the incredible artwork that we get to be in awe of daily:

Let’s start with the basics first. Look how straight those lines are! We all know writing in a straight line is almost impossible. Nope. Not if you’re Kelsey.

Labor Day Menu Art

Straight lines: check. Now let’s add some logos…
Game Day Collage

Lines & logos were a piece of cake. What if we make fancy letters, and maybe really give them some character?
Summertime Menu Art

Fancy letters: got it. Take a look at that bottle, it’s even pouring some cleverly chosen words such as “Family”, “fun”, “sun”, and “trip”. Creativity: on point. Wonder what happens if we try adding decorations and maybe animals? Hold on to your hat.Holiday Collage

Extra fancy letters: skill level = ninja. Animals: done. More drawing….and of course straight writing. Let’s practice our details on a palm tree. Nailed it! Tree details: now added to skill set.
Palm Tree Collage

Let’s see what we can do with those tree skills. Look at the Christmas board. First notice the decorative writing and ornaments and think, “Wow! That’s pretty crafty!”…then start zooming in. Wait, is that another tree? Yep. And with so much detail that it even looks furry!  Douglas Fir: mastered.
Christmas Menu Collage

Let’s circle back to the animals. LOOK AT THAT TURKEY!!! You could seriously animate a cartoon. (But still, note how straight those words are!)Turkey Collage

With so much talent flowing through ECHO, both inside and outside of the kitchen, we wanted to take a minute and give a nod to our resident Queen of Cartoons and Countess of Chalk, Kelsey. Next time you’re in town, drop by and see our latest masterpiece at ECHO. And if you bump into Kelsey while you’re here, make sure you give her a High 5! Unless her hands are chalky, in which case a simple “Good Job” will do.

March 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Tom Sweeney Exhibit at Palm CoastTom Sweeney Exhibit at Palm Coast: Saturday, February 4th to Saturday, April 15th, 2017

All are cordially invited to visit local award winning photographer Tom Sweeney’s exhibit at the Palm Coast Café. The café is located at 318 Mallery Street in St. Simons Village. The show will begin Friday February 3rd and run until April 15th. The show consists of many Golden Isles scenes and locations. Among the photographs are two award winners shown below. The Driftwood Beach Sunrise was voted Best of Show in the 2016 Jekyll Art Festival. Tom enjoys capturing the feeling of the local scenes as well as the many colors depending on that days light. Enjoy.

 

Cannon's Point History ToursCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve on March 3. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit here to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: March 3rd, 2017

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick.

 

The Island Players Presents Is He DeadThe Island Players Presents Is He Dead: Friday 3rd to Sunday 19th, March 2017

The Island Players presents a new comedy by Mark Twain adapted by David Ives “Is He Dead?”

Performances: March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30pm
Matinees: March 5, 12, 19 at 3:00pm

Adults: $20; College Students and Active Military: $10; Students (18 and under): $5

Tickets may be purchased at the theatre on the day of the performance, or on the website.

Director: David Butler; Producer: Richard Elichuk

 

Randy SiegelChrist Church Retreat Featuring Randy Siegel: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

In preparation for the Lenten Season, historic Christ Church will offer “En-ONE-Ment,” a day-long retreat, on Saturday, March 4th. The event is from 9:00am to 4:00pm, featuring Amazon best-selling author Randy Siegel. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, participants will explore seven selves and three psycho-spiritual paths that help bring us into closer union with ourselves, others, the natural world, and the divine. Through dialog, journaling, group and individual exercises, participants will determine those paths most relevant to their lives now, as well as consider a personal spiritual practice to assist them on their journey. The cost is $25 which includes lunch and a copy of Randy Siegel’s book “In Search of The One.” For more information and to register, please call Christ Church at 912-638-8683.

 

Red Hot Rotary Chili CookoffRed Hot Rotary Chili Cookoff: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – 11:30am to 2:00pm

A day of spicy fun for the entire family, Rotary of the Golden Isles, annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chili Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays.

Tickets available in advance are $5 and $8 at the gate ($3 for ages 10 and under). Make sure to hold onto your spoon and dole out your tickets before the bell! Tickets can be purchased at Brogen’s North and South, GoFish, The Club, St. Simons Drug, The Brunswick News and Tipsy McSway’s. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

 

Georgia Elvis Festival 2017Georgia Elvis Festival: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th, March 2017

The Georgia Elvis Festival will return to the Ritz Theater in Brunswick, GA in 2017 with two Las Vegas-Style Headline shows and a preliminary to the 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis.

The seaside community of Brunswick, Georgia is an ideal location to start the Elvis festival season. Stroll through the beautiful downtown and see all the storefront windows decorated with Elvis memorabilia. With outdoor events waterside in Mary Ross Park and Tribute Artists performing outside in Brunswick’s signature squares throughout the weekend, the Georgia Elvis Festival is packed with entertainment. There are a number of great restaurants downtown, all within walking distance to the theater, and with low hotel room rates, it’s one of the least expensive Elvis events to attend.

And once again we are proud to present the very best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world! Friday nights show stars 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, and 2014 Georgia Elvis Festival Champion, David Lee. Saturday nights show stars Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, and star of Elvis ’56, Cody Ray Slaughter. Last years Champion Di Light, Georgia Elvis Festival’s first non-professional winner Austin Irby and Brunswick favorite Travis Powell will also appear throughout the weekend.

So don’t miss a great Elvis weekend with your friends and family. Details here. The festival is produced by Sherry Management, LLC as part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events, licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

 

 

Cannon's Point History ToursCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, March 10th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve on March 10. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit saintsimonslighthouse.org to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

 

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, March 11th, 2017 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce.

The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-634-3994

 

 

Moonrise Party at ECHOMoonrise Party at ECHO: Saturday 11th to Monday 13th, March 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. ECHO. 101 Downing Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522

 

Annual Spring Invitational Art ShowAnnual Spring Invitational Art Show: Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th, March 2017

Annual Spring Invitational Art & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 912-230-1042

10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

christ_church_tour_of_homes64th Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday March 18th, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Christ Church, Frederica and her sister parish, St Ignatius welcome you to beautiful St Simons and Sea Island for the Annual Tour of Homes hosted by the Episcopal Church Women. Your presence today enables us to reach out in tangible ways to the needs of our community. The proceeds of this Tour are dedicated to mission and outreach and we appreciate your presence and support.

TO TOUR SEA ISLAND HOMES YOU MUST PARK YOUR CAR AT GASCOIGNE TO CATCH THE SHUTTLE BUS. The last shuttle bus departure for Sea Island leaves Gascoigne Bluff at 3:00 p.m. to allow adequate time to tour these beautiful homes. We recommend that you allow a minimum of two hours to tour the Sea Island homes.

Tickets for the Tour of Homes may be purchased online (link below) or at one of the following outlets: Antiques, Etc., Christ Church, Cloister Collection, H&H Lifestyles, Jekyll Realty, Maggie’s Boutique, Ned Cash & Associates Jewelers, Roberta’s, St. Simons Drug Store, Tabby House, Viola’s Market.

For details about each stop, click here.

 

 

Jewish Food and Culture FestivalJewish Food and Culture Festival: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Historic Temple Beth Tefilloh, with the help of Tipsy McSway’s Restaurant, will hold its annual Jewish Food and Culture festival Sunday, March 19, 2016 from 12:00-4:00pm in the Jekyll Squares off Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick.

The entire community is invited to learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music, ceremonies, and, in particular, the delicious traditional food.

Temple members will sell varieties of tasty foods and drinks. There will be activities for children, Israeli dancing and a raffle. Proceeds will go to the 125+ year old temple’s restoration and building fund.

Atlanta’s Marlatov Klezmer Trio, featuring Marla Feeney, will provide traditional Eastern European music during the festival. We look forward to seeing everyone at this fabulous fun event. 912-265-7575. Admission to the festival is free.

Dave BennettDave Bennett: Roots of Pop: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

One of the only artists saluting the Roots of Pop, Dave Bennett and his band covers music from the swing era and Rock-n-Roll to country, Elvis and the Beatles. A virtuoso clarinetist, Dave will wow the audience with this vocals, piano and guitar skills as well. Historic Ritz Theatre 1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street,  Brunswick, GA 31520 Phone: 912-262-6934

 

Wings Over the Golden Isles AirshowWings Over the Golden Isles Airshow: Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, March 2017

We are so excited having this opportunity of bringing an air show event to Brunswick’s Golden Isles, re-kindling fond memories of the former NAS Glynco base that was closed in 1974. JLC AirShow Management has assembled some of the world’s best performers, teams and special guests from across our great nation to participate in the inaugural 2017 Wings Over Golden Isles air show and Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series.

It’s our pleasure to welcome to Brunswick our 2017 air show headliners — The “Royal Canadian Snowbirds” Jet Demonstration Squadron along with the Souther Rock Band “.38 Special” performing Saturday evening.

Performers: USN Blue Angels, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, USSOCOM Para- Commandos, Mike Wiskus- Lucas Oil Airshows, Bob Carlton & Vertigo Air Shows, Patty Wagstaff, Buck Roetman- Wild Horse Aviation, Jim Tobul F4U Corsair Demo, Scott Yoak P-51D Mustang Demo, Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Show, Sky Soldiers Cobra Demo, Ladies for Liberty, Michael Goulian Aerosports, Jerry Kerby Wild Blue Air Shows.

For more information, please visit: http://wingsovergoldenisles.com/. 706-291-0030

Golden Isles Community Band

Surf and Turf: The Music of Land and Sea: Friday, March 24th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Golden Isles Community Band Presents Surf and Turf – The Music of Land and Sea
Friday, March 24, 2017. 7:00pm . Concert is free and open to the public.
Brunswick High Auditorium. 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

One Hundred Miles Eco Tour

One Hundred Miles Eco Tour: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Grab your friend or family member and join us for a sunset paddle through our coast’s scenic “Marshes of Glynn.” Stretch your sea legs on kayaks or standup paddle boards.
Leaving from the SEA’s private Brunswick Boathouse Dock, they’ll explore the lovely 3 Dolphin Creek and the mysterious ‘Turtle Town’ at low tide while keeping an eye out for surfacing resident bottlenose dolphins and other native species.

Reserve your spot and buy tickets online today. Thank you for helping us protect our coast for generations to come!
$40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Trip is limited to 15 participants. 912-264-4111

 

Live Music at ECHOEnjoy Live Music at ECHO every weekend: visit the event calendar here for details.

 

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.


Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO:
 Every Sunday- 11: 30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

Stephanie & Lee’s September Wedding on St Simons Island, GA

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

We are excited to share photos from a recent destination wedding here on St. Simons Island that was absolutely breathtaking! Complete with a rehearsal dinner overlooking the ocean, strolling reception in the Delegal Room (and an amazing doughnut tower!), and a cocktail hour on the oceanfront lawn, they gave their guests a night filled with good food, fun, and beautiful views. Check out their wedding photos below (thanks to Chris Moncus Photography for capturing all these amazing moments)!

Ceremony: St. William Catholic Church
Reception & Catering: King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Event Designer, Coordiantor & Flowers: Cocktails & Details
Photographer: Chris Moncus Photography
DJ: Island Sound
Hair & Makeup: Fantasy Hair & Makeup
Cakes: Publix

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Rehearsal Dinner at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St Simons Island, GA

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Rehearsal Dinner catering by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

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The Bride & Groom’s First Look on the lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

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The strolling reception in the Delegal Room included cocktail hour on the Lawn

 

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Oceanfront wedding photos and celebrations on St Simons Island, GA

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Oceanfront wedding reception in the Delegal Room at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

 

How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Happy When Traveling

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Traveling with your dog

Photo by TessDeGroot

 

We are proud to be a pet-friendly resort and want to make traveling with your pets as easy as possible. To help you ease your furry loved ones into travel, we’re sharing these tips from veterinarian, Janice Miller:

If you have a pet, chances are you think of them as a member of the family. So, when it comes time to hit the road for a family vacation, you’re probably reluctant to leave your pet behind. While traveling with a pet does require that you take a few extra precautions, it can certainly be done successfully and will allow you to keep the whole family together on your vacay. Here are a few tips to help you on your way:

Prep your pet for life on the road. If your pet isn’t a seasoned traveler, you’ll want to introduce the experiences they’ll have while traveling to them prior to your departure. For example, if they haven’t spent a lot of time in their carrier, help them get used to it by spending some time in it each day, increasing the increments of time with each test run. If your pet seems anxious in the car, take short driving trips with them–perhaps to the dog park and back–so that they can acclimate to riding in the car.

Consider what form of travel works best for your pet. Is your pet small enough to ride in the cabin of the plane? Are they ok with being in their carrier for long periods of time? If your answers to both of these questions are “yes,” then air travel could be an option for getting you and your family to your destination.

If your dog is too large to fly in the cabin of the plane, then you should drive. Flying in the cargo section can be very uncomfortable and possibly traumatizing for your pooch. And, of course, you may find when assessing travel options that it is best to leave your pet at home. If your dog is elderly, was recently ill, or is prone to anxiety, leaving them in the care of a trusted friend or neighbor may be the best option as that way your pet can stay in the comfort of their own home, and you’ll have someone looking after your house as well. You can always ask your sitter to send frequent updates so that you know your pooch is happy and well taken care of.

Avoid giving your pooch people food. Whether you’re traveling by plane or car, you’ll want to be sure to bring along food and water for your pet. It’s recommended that you feed your dog four hours prior to your flight. Avoid giving your pet any treats in the form of people food before or during your travel. Introducing unfamiliar foods could lead to an upset stomach and make your pet uncomfortable while traveling. And while you’re at airports or rest stops, keep a close eye on them and make sure they don’t chow down on something they find on the floor or ground.

Make time for exercise. The best way for you to ensure your pet stays calm during your travel time is to give them an opportunity to run out their energy whenever possible before, during, and after your trip. Be sure your pet gets plenty of exercise in the days leading up to your big trip. If you stop at a rest stop, spend a little extra time there so that your pet can run and play before getting back in the car. If you’re flying, know that many airports now offer pet relief areas. Though you may have to go back through security in order to use them, they do offer an opportunity to let your pet stretch their legs a bit if you have a layover or prior to getting in a car to get to your final destination.

Especially for first-timers, the idea of traveling with a pet can be intimidating. But when you take the right steps before and during your trip, you can ensure you and your pet get to your destination feeling happy and healthy.

This blog was written by Janice Miller* of Safety Today.

*Janice Miller is a veterinarian, and the founder of the Franklin Animal Rescue Society. She advocates on educating people on home and community safety.

February 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO every weekend: visit the event calendar here for details.

 

ArtTrends Gallery Presents Guest Artist Bob Meredith: Tuesday, January 10th to Sunday, February 19th, 2017

A Georgia native and now a resident of the Golden Isles, Meredith has been delighting art lovers for over forty years with oil paintings ranging in style from custom portraits to landscapes to still life’s. His most recent and cherished medium, trompe l’oeil,”fool the eye” realism, has brought him renown across the nation and internationally. His transcendent and jaw-droppingly realistic representations of cabinets and store windows can be found in French chateaux, Georgia mansions, Manhattan offices, and homes across the nation. The public is cordially invited to attend an opening meet and greet reception Thursday, January, 12th, 5-7pm at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. A painting demonstration by Meredith of his amazing tromp l’oeil techniques will be on Thursday, January, 12th & 19th , 5-7 pm. Phone: 912-268-4761

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Glynn Visual Arts February Classes and Workshops: Thursday 2nd to Tuesday 28th, February 2017

Join Glynn Visual Arts for some Classes and Workshops including Adult Pottery, Tai Chi, Scarf Making, Mosaic Workshops + more! See the complete list of activities here and for more information call 912-638-8770.

 

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First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.

 

harrington_school_houseBringing Out the Best in Us, A Celebration of Harrington School House: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Please join us for “Bringing Out the Best in Us” in celebration of everyone who supported the restoration of the Historic Harrington Graded School and anyone who wants to save and share our African-American heritage on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Hosted by The Friends of Harrington School, Inc. and St. Simons African-American Coalition

Bennie’s Red Barn, 5514 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA

Best ever Southern buffet lunch starting at 11:00am
Recollections and program at 11:45am
Special preview tours of the schoolhouse from 1-3pm

RSVP by January 28 to friends@ssiheritagecoalition.org or 912-634-0330. Lunch tickets ($25) pay at the door.

 

let_freedom_ringLet Freedom Ring: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 11:00pm

The Symphony Society presents: Cabaret 2017 – Let Freedom Ring
A Star Spangled Specular!!
This will be held at The Cloister Hotel on Sea Island. Tickets will be $175.00 per person. Phone: 912-222-5686

 

lillie_simpsonCultural Expressions: The Gullah Artwork of Lillie Simpson: Monday, February 6th to Monday, March 6th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present their latest exhibition in celebration of Black History month and our Coastal Heritage. Opening Reception, Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Lillie Simpson’s paintings use a vibrant palette and free-flowing sense of composition to create a world that the artist encapsulates in one word: “life.” That liveliness is expressed in the bold colors of the acrylic and oil paints which Simpson uses as well as in the varied textures and scenes she captures. In some of her works, color and form are employed in abstract patterns. Her ability to balance intense and subtle shades gives these paintings a three-dimensional quality and keeps the viewer’s eye in constant motion.

Simpson’s more recent paintings are focused on the life and culture of the Gullah people of South Carolina and Georgia. In these images, she mixes the formal qualities of her abstract works with an expressive depiction of the coastal landscape and its people. The sense of light and air, along with the strong sense of movement, result in engaging images that make the people Simpson depicts come vividly alive. “It’s as though those who had no voice now have one through faint whispers in my creations,” she says.

Memories of living in the coastlands of Georgia, Saint Simons Island and the southeast coastal area, feed and inform Simpson’s artwork. Her first art exhibit was in the Glynn Arts Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA about 22 years ago where her work was featured alongside world renowned artist Alex Baptiste of Savannah, GA., Ernest Butts of Brunswick, GA, and the late Ana Bel Lee of St. Simons Island, GA. We are pleased to have Simpson now coming full circle back to Glynn Visual Arts for this very special exhibit.

Simpson’s works have been shown most recently at the Agora Gallery in New York, New York – 2014, The Montreal Arts Center, Montreal, Canada – Global Arts League International Exhibit of Professional & Emerging Artists – 2015 and at the Buford Arts Council Gallery, Buford, SC – 2015. Simpson’s work has been featured in many news articles across the southeast including the LowCountry and in the ARTisSpectrum’s 30th Anniversary Issue of Agora Gallery’s (NYC) contemporary fine art magazine.

Glynn Visual Arts. 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-8770. www.glynnvisualarts.org

 

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents New Frontiers: Monday, February 6th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:00pm

The third concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s 2016-17 season offers a symphonic exploration of New Frontiers. The first interval presents Beethoven’s “Creatures of Prometheus Overture,” followed by Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5” and Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody in C Sharp Minor.” After intermission, Dvorak’s beloved “Symphony No. 9” promises to delight the audience with music “From the New World.” The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 6, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912.634.2006 or visit the website.

 

sophia_0Coffee with the Author Sophia Porson: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents “A Life in Languages.” Our speaker is Sophia Porson, a retired State Department linguist who served as a diplomatic interpreter for eight American Presidents and many foreign dignitaries. Her duties included travel abroad with U.S delegations engaged in international conferences, good will missions, and state visits. Her fascinating and informative talk will be illustrated by photographs of events in which she participated.

Held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island, room 108. Phone: 912-289-7357. Reservations recommended at this website. Free to Literary Guild members, $10 for guests

 

The Literary Guild presents Elvis and Nixon: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Elvis and Nixon. USA, 2016, directed by Lisa Johnson. The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon), the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. 87 minutes; Rated R
Held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island. Phone: 912-289-7357. Free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theatre rental fees.

 

whiskeywinewildlife2017Whiskey Wine and Wildlife 2017: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th, February 2017

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – “W3″ artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best and award-winning chefs, an esteemed group of masters from all walks of life. From master distillers, master chefs, master wildlife researchers and famous pitmasters, to Georgia’s only Master Sommelier, Michael McNeill.

 

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Moonrise Party at ECHO: Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th, February 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean.

 

cannons_point_ruins_webCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, February 10th & 24 th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve on February 10. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit here to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_1Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, February 11th, 2017 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce.

 

Caring for our Coastal Tree Canopy: Monday, February 13th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

“Caring for Our Coastal Tree Canopy”, a seminar co-sponsored by Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) and Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL) will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Room 108 – Casino, St. Simons Island. Certified arborists will present information about assessing tree risk, pre-ventive measures to take before a storm, post-storm care, and choosing re-placement trees. A question & answer panel discussion will close out the seminar. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, please RSVP to goldenislesfundfortrees@gmail.com or 912-689-7408.

Before the seminar, join GIFT to “Hug-a-Tree” under the two large live oaks in the picnic area at the Casino. Beginning at 4:00 pm, you are invited to bring your friends and family to hug a tree, take a photo and register for prizes. At 4:30 pm, the two large trees will be officially measured for registration with the Live Oak Society.

 

ValentinesInfoPic2017_x500Valentine’s Day Dinner at ECHO: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at the King and Prince Resort.

ECHO Dining: 3 Course Dinner, $39/person and $15/wine pairing per person
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Delegal Dining with Live Music: 5 Course Dinner, $59/person and $15/wine pairing per person

View both menus here. Reservations Required: 912-268-5967. Live music with Bill & Jaime will be in Delegal only.

 

bridge_run_0Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run across the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia, has become a signature event for the Health System and the Golden Isles. Unique among bridge runs, the event takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot Sidney Lanier Bridge. At its center, the bridge measures 480 feet high above the Brunswick River, the tallest span in the state.

Certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association as “the toughest 5K in Georgia,” each year participants start on the southbound side of the bridge, go over, and return back, crossing the bridge twice. The event is not for the timid, and should only be attempted by those who have properly trained.

The Bridge Run also includes a fun walk after the race is over, followed by a family-friendly festival featuring community vendors, food and drink, entertainment and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs.

Phone: 1-800-537-5142, ext., 2786

St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival: Saturday 18th to Monday 20th, February 2017

You are cordially invited to attend our annual “Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival” featuring nationally known, professional storytellers! Four renowned storytellers have accepted the invitation to participate. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears and enjoy their stories. Storytellers: Donald Davis, Lyn Ford, Bil Lepp and Andy Offutt Irwin.

Visit here or call 912-638-8688 for more information.

 

art_of_foodArt of Food: Sunday, February 19th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Art of Food and extraordinary art and culinary experience! The pleasure of your company is requested for cocktails, dinner and art. A fundraiser for Glynn Visual Arts.

5:00-6:30pm – The Art of the Cocktail
7:00-9:00pm – The Art of Food

Glynn Visual Arts, is partnership with Georgia Sea Grill, presents a progressive dinner filled with amazing art, music and specially prepared food and beverage. The “Art of the Cocktail,” hosted by Allison Nunis-Firth, Mixologist for National Distributing Company will kick off the evening at the Glynn Visual Arts Center. Following a quick trolley ride, Georgia Sea Grill will present a custom menu of tastefully and artfully presented courses, each paired with the perfect complementary wine. The evening culminated with an exciting Blue Sky Raffle featuring incredible art and experiences.
Join us for this extraordinary evening of culinary delights.
Cocktail Attire.

$150 per person, discounts available for groups. Limited number of seats available.
To purchase tickets for more details, visit here or call 912-638-8770

 

Golden Isles Live! Presents: Cherish The Ladies: Friday, February 24th, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Celebrating 30 Years of Music Making. Led by Flute and Whistle Champion Joanie Madden.

With their unique spectacular blend of instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish culture and puts forth an immensely humorous and entertaining package. Grammy® Nominated Irish/American Supergroup.

Adult $35 per ticket. Student/Child $10 per ticket. Phone: 912 – 638 – 4111

Glynn Academy Auditorium. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

bark_for_life_1Pup Crawl Bark For Life Kickoff: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 – 11:00am to 2:00pm

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games. The event takes place Saturday, February 25 from 11am-2pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event. The pup crawl begins at Island Dog (410 Mallery Street) with registration taking place from 10:15-11:30am.

Pier Village merchants will be offering special tastings, treats and discounts during the event. The closing ceremony will take place at 2:00pm at Mellow Mushroom. Prizes from Pier Village merchants will be awarded.

Tickets to the event may be purchased at Island Dog, Pet Supplies Plus, Troy University & Rich Products. 912-264-9268

 

Prime Rib DinnerPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

 

brunchSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 11: 30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

Plan Your Next Meeting on St Simons Island, Georgia

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Sunset on St. Simons Island, GA

Let us Introduce You to The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

We are an oceanfront icon on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Reviews from guests and meeting planners have

earned the resort TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for six consecutive years.

 

The King and Prince Today

Guests enjoy the comfort of our atrium lobby, with an ocean view living area and coastal furnishings. The

finest coastal cuisine is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour and more at ECHO, the island’s

only oceanfront restaurant and bar. ECHO salutes St. Simons Island’s naval history during World War II,

a theme which resonates through the architecture and décor. The ocean view bar offers an extensive

wine list, handcrafted cocktails, and a casual and friendly ambiance…perfect for gathering after a day of

meetings.

 

Meeting Space

The King and Prince has always been known for its oceanfront event spaces. The property

accommodates groups of up to 270 for a banquet, 300 in a theatre style, and 220 in a classroom set.

Outdoor receptions on the Oceanfront Lawn are popular on group itineraries. The most remarkable

feature of the Lanier Ballroom renovation is the wrap-around pre-function area, which increased space for

coffee breaks, receptions, and trade shows. Meeting attendees are always impressed with the stunning

panoramic ocean view from the Retreat Room. The Delegal Room, with its 13 stained glass windows and

panoramic ocean views, is also suitable for meetings, banquets, and receptions.

Our staff’s true southern hospitality is what sets us apart. Meeting planners have commented that the

resort’s team of catering professionals makes planning and executing meetings here a smart choice.

 

Accommodations & Amenities

The resort offers a broad array of accommodations in a variety of settings, sizes and décor with 78%

offering picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean. The resort’s three oceanfront pools and spacious sun

deck are surrounded by plentiful lounge chairs and umbrellas, in a tropical setting. The Royal Treatment

Cottage offers rejuvenating massage therapies. The King and Prince Golf Course offers a challenging

layout with ancient forests, vast salt marshes and dramatic island holes. Offsite, attendees may enjoy

excursions and recreation options on their own, or planners can work with the resort’s catering

professionals to customize group or team-building events.

St. Simons Island was recently awarded America’s Favorite Beach Town by Travel+Leisure, one of the

Top 10 Islands in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler, and one of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns by

Coastal Living. Attendees may enjoy tours, water sports, and many more recreational pursuits – on their

own or as a group. For an extensive list of awards check out this page.

 

Noteworthy Information

 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, six consecutive years

 Seating groups up to 270 banquet style; 300 theatre style; 220 classroom style

 ECHO restaurant and bar, featuring indoor/outdoor oceanfront dining

 Five outdoor swimming pools, massage therapies and The King and Prince Golf Course

 Complimentary Wi-Fi and self-parking; no resort fee

 

Getting Here

The resort is located on St. Simons Island, Georgia. 20 minutes from I-95. Major airports

include: Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK); Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in Florida, one

hour south; and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) one hour north. Exact directions can be found here.

 

Recommendations from Other Planners

“This was by far the best and most seamlessly run event I have ever planned and executed – all due to the amazing

leadership, professionalism and consideration by each and every employee that I encountered.”

For more real quotes, visit these review blogs from meetings & event planners- July 2016 and January 2016.

 

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
800-342- 0212
kingandprince.com