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August 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, July 28th, 2017

SAMBASSAMBAS by Raymond Dumas III Exhibit: Monday, July 24th to Monday, August 21st, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts welcomes home a Golden Isles native son, Raymond Dumas III known to local friends and family as “Rusty”. GVA is proud to present “SAMBAS”, a retrospective exhibition with painting works by Raymond Dumas III from 1991 – 2017. Raymond studied Art at Cambridge University in England, the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, Cooper Union in New York and at the School of Visual Arts, in New York where he earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1995. He later continued his studies to earn a Masters of Fine Arts at Yale University School of Art in 1997. Since then, Raymond has worked extensively in the film, television, print, and advertising industries as a production illustrator and designer. He is a scholar and historian of Nigerian Afrobeat music. He has published articles in Wax Poetics Magazine on Afrobeat music, and Published Photographs in Purple-Fashion Magazine. He has lived in the United States, Mexico and Spain. “My painting impulses come like heat lightning in the St. Simons Island night. They are clouds that burst with incandescent light, revealing a pattern, before closing, only to explode moments later in a new form. The exhibition is called “Sambas” because my art comes as a musical light and rhythm.”, said Dumas. “Some of Dumas’ paintings in this collection range in styles from the quiet and still color fields of Mark Rothko, some include energetic, lines and shapes in an almost grafitti-esque style, others are reminiscent of lines and dots on a map, with repetition suggesting a rhythm of place and convergence.”, said Susan Ryles, Executive Director, Glynn Visual Arts. For more info, call 912-638-8770 or click here.

Opening Reception, Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Glynn Visual Arts – Portman Gallery, 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

enco_2017_betterEncounter Youth Choir: Sunday, July 30th to Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The Encounter Youth Choir from Alton, Illinois, will be visiting Southeast Georgia to close out their 45th season. The group will present the musical “At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Bradley Knight at three free performances. “Tour,” as it’s called by the group, will not only include performances but also service work, retreat and worship time, and local tourist activities. Encounter is made up of 85 high school students from six schools representing nearly 30 Alton area churches. For more info, call 618-830-9953 or click here.

  • Sunday, July 30th – singing selections at both morning services (9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.) at Wesley United Methodist Church | 6520 Frederica Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Monday, July 31st – singing full performance at 7 p.m. Strickland Auditorium Epworth by the Sea | 100 Arthur J Moore Drive St Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Tuesday, August 1st – singing full performance at 7:30 p.m. Ritz Theater | 1530 Newcastle Street. Brunswick, GA 31520

petsposterSummer Movie Series | The Secret Life of Pets: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 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. August 2nd is Secret Life of Pets.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

19800622_1426236777463899_1575533695014806109_oQuick Dinners with Chef Matthew & Food Alchemist Jovan: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Happy School Days! As the summer comes to a close and school beings; preparing hearty meals for your family can get a little hectic. Have no fear Chef Matthew & Food Alchemist Jovan are here to lend a hand. The class is open to everyone from moms to teens to college students or those that just want to learn a few new tricks. This class is 2 hours long and the great part is that you get to eat everything you make in class. So why not book your seat and join in with everyone at The Farmer & The Larder as we usher in the new school year!

The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, August 4th, 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. to 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.

AugustMoonRise_1000Moonrise Party at ECHO: Sunday 6th to Tuesday 8th, August 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. For more info, call 912-268-5967 or click here.

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River: Matt Walsh Trio: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 p.m. to 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!

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-265-4032 or click here.

little_light_music_3A Little Light Music Concert featuring Island Garage Brand: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7099 or click here.

GolfCamp2017info_384x512Junior Golfers Summer Program: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017- 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 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.

singSummer Movie Series | Sing: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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. August 9th is Sing!

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

edward-teach-also-known-as-blackbeard-web-nora_titoneChautauqua Lecture Series | Nora Titone: Thursday, August 10th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Historian Nora Titone will discuss the intriguing family saga of John Wilkes Booth, his father Junius, and his brother Edwin, based on her book My Thoughts Be Bloody. She will describe their theatrical tours in the American South and the motivation behind 19th century America’s most famous assassination. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

 

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_13Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, August 12th, 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. The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-3994.

pirates_colinChautauqua Lecture Series | Colin Woodard: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Best-selling author and journalist Colin Woodard will take us back in time in his lecture, “The Republic of Pirates: Blackbeard and the Real Pirates of the Caribbean.” As early as 1760, Georgia’s Blackbeard Island was named for the notorious pirate, Edward Teach, based on reports that he had buried treasure there. Sadly, no treasure has ever been found. Woodard will describe the Golden Age of Pirates when renegade seamen set up a colony in the Bahamas and essentially cut off trade routes between Europe and New World. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

13124943_1025957727491808_5054528795130071556_nKeep It Simple Sweetie Cooking Class: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The class is structured around a 4-course meal prep and dine outline. Giving each couple a chance to learn all the ins and outs of the meal so that they can recreate it at home together.

Singles don’t be wary we want you to join in as well so that you can treat your future someone special to a fine dining experience. Please be advised this is a ticketed only class. Cost: Single $45.00; Couple $80.00.

The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

arts__crafts_show_1End of Summer Arts and Craft Show: Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th, August 2017

End of Summer Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

For more info, call 912-230-1042 or click here.

19875242_1426231457464431_8355316746649188021_nHealthy Cooking with Flava from Puerto Rico: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chef Amadeus is taking over The Farmer & The Larder kitchen to bring the Golden Isles a taste of Puerto Rican Flava.

Chef Amadeus, the winner of the Food Networks’ Extreme Chef – “Mexican Showdown” – and creator of Southern Passion, a salt-free line of spices. This host of Extreme Food Fights and Southern Passion Lounge was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He grew up cooking with his grandmother who was from Puerto Rico and his mother from Philadelphia. Chef Amadeus has taken his passion from the apron strings of his grandmother and mother to Seattle to the Caribbean and back to his mother’s kitchen. Yes, Chef Amadeus still enjoys cooking for his mother. He feels that the time he spends with his mother fuels his desire and passion for being more creative when preparing dishes for his clients. Chef Amadeus’ passion for creating amazing flavors, always searching for new techniques, and mentoring up and coming chefs has taken him to the shores of Europe, The Caribbean, Pacific Northwest and back to Jacksonville.

Ticket price: $45/ person. Be advised this is a ticketed only cooking class. All tickets must be purchased by Thursday, August 17th. The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Maggie and Jackson Evans: Sunday, August 20th, 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. Savannah-based musicians Maggie and Jackson Evans take the stage with their unique blend of jazz and salsa playing original tunes and audience favorites on August 20th.

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 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on.

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. Call Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934 for more information.

083_1Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Monday, August 21st, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, first on the mainland since 1979, and first to sweep across the entire country since 1918 and you’re invited! Come to Fort Frederica and take part in viewing this rare astronomical event on a unique historical site. Eclipse glasses will be made available but supplies are limited. Important to note is that South Georgia is not in the total eclipse band, we will experience approximately 90% eclipse.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-638-3639 or click here.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesdays, August 23rd & 30th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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 with 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 to 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 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at GVA on the following Wednesday nights: August 23rd & 30th and Sept. 13th & 20th.

maxresdefault_1Literary Guild Film Series: Harry and Snowman: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The St. Simons Island Literary Guild Film Series presents Harry and the Snowman, USA, 2015, directed by Ron Davis. Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the U.S. after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken-down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. 84 minutes; not rated. A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_002_5Chautauqua Lecture Series | William W. Winn: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Journalist and historian William W. (Billy) Winn will present “The Great Creek Land Grab,” based on his recent book, The Triumph of the Ecunnau-Nuxulgee. Key players in this notorious political drama had roots in Coastal Georgia as members of the McIntosh Clan. Georgia Governor George M. Troup and his cousin Chief William McIntosh were involved in the controversial treaty that led to the removal of the Creek tribe from Georgia to Oklahoma. Winn covered the Civil Rights Movement for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was the editorial page editor at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. His book The Old Beloved Path describes the daily lives and customs of the Creek Indians. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

tdih-jul11-hd_still_624x352Chautauqua Lecture Series | David O. Stewart: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Author David O. Stewart will present a lecture on Aaron Burr, who visited Pierce Butler’s Hampton Point plantation only weeks after his fatal duel with Alexander Hamilton. Stewart’s program, “Aaron Burr: After the Duel, Things Really Got Interesting,” will be based on his 2013 prize-winning novel American Emperor. Going west in 1805, Burr explored the possibility of detaching the western territories from the union, along with other roguish pursuits. Charged with treason by President Thomas Jefferson, Burr’s trial before Chief Justice John Marshall challenged the new Constitution. Stewart, a former trial and appellate lawyer, is uniquely equipped to tell the story of one of America’s most famous trials. Author of four books on American history, Stewart has also published three historical mysteries. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

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.

 

May 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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, February 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.

 

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 4th to May 13th. The opening reception will be held during the Island Art Crawl, Friday, April 21st, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information visit the website.

 

Book SaleSpring Book Sale!: Thursday, May 4th to Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Thousands of gently used books for sale in the atrium of the St. Simons Island Casino. Cash & credit card accepted.
Thursday, May 4th, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Preview sale for Literary Guild members and those wishing to join.
Friday, May 5th, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Golf Club Tournament

29th Annual Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament: Friday, May 5th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join us May 5th at 10:00 a.m. for the 29th annual Club Golf Tournament for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia! Where: Jekyll Island Golf Club. Cost: $100 per person / $400 per team. Format: Four Man Team Scramble

Package: Tournament fees, shared cart fee, breakfast, lunch, range balls, after-party at Gnatʼs Landing, band & appetizers. A portion of the beverage sales from 4 p.m. – close support the Boys & Girls Club. More details here.

 

First Friday in BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, May 5th, 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.

 

The Diamond - Golden Isles LiveGolden Isles Live! Presents: The Diamonds: Friday, May 5th, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
With a “National Anthem of Rock and Roll” in their pockets, The Diamonds are more than seasoned performers. They are classic rock ’n’ roll.
The original quartet rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hits including “The Stroll” and the instant, million-selling hit “Little Darlin’” which has sold approximately 20 million copies to date. The Diamonds have learned that the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. The newest quartet members, playing saxophone and trombone joined with piano and drums, continue to expand their audience by performing in a variety of venues and touring Europe, South America, and Asia.
Three gold records… thirty-three appearances on American Bandstand… inductions into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame… Adult $35 per ticket. Student/Child $10 per ticket. More info here.

Glynn Academy Auditorium: 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520. Phone: 912-638-4111

 

Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGhosts & Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation: Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.
Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 at 6:30 p.m. $15 per person. More info here. Phone: 912-264-7333

 

Ladies Day EpworthLadies Day & Epworth by the Sea: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ladies’ Day at Epworth- May 6th in the Nalls Building. Be a vendor or a supporter or come have fun. $3 at the door. A fun day for Ladies to swap clothes, shoes, and accessories and take home other “new to you” things. Visit each vendor in order to qualify for door prizes.

Ladies bring their Gently used, clean clothing, shoes, and accessories to the Nalls Building at Epworth and we sort them according to size on tables. Then, at the appropriate time, we will release the ladies to take as much as they want of someone else’s home with them. That’s the fun part! The clothing swap is optional. The leftover clothes will be donated to Hello Goodbuy on behalf of the Well, a homeless outreach in Downtown Brunswick.

We will be giving door prizes out at 1:30 p.m. You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to visit each booth to qualify. Each vendor will stamp your BINGO card with their stamp or initials. Once you get your card full, bring it back to the front and exchange it for a ticket for the door prizes.

 

Derby DayFrederica Academy Derby Day: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. for the fun and festive afternoon of spectacular horse race and hat viewing, exciting live and silent auctions, great Southern fare and fellowship. The running of the 2017 Kentucky Derby will be simulcast on large screen televisions inside and outside at 6:15 p.m. so everyone can cheer on their favorite horse and rider in “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” At 7:15 p.m. Squirt Gun will host a dance party and the raffle will take place. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased here.

 

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, May 6th, 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 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. Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, 440s. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566. Phone: (912) 386-0061

 

Turtle Island QuartetTurtle Island Quartet: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
A LOVE SUPREME – The Music of John Coltrane. In exploring John Coltrane’s musical legacy, the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet continues its own tradition of employing the string quartet form to shed new light on the timeless joy and beauty contained in the greatest music of the American jazz masters. The concert program will present an in-depth look at this landmark recording in the greater context of the music that preceded and followed, a time many consider to be the last great evolutionary period of jazz. Visit the website for more info here. Phone: 912-262-6934.

 

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River: Whiskey Hotel: Sunday, May 7th, 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: Whiskey Hotel. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

Little Light Music Concert SeriesA Little Light Music Concert featuring The Tams: Sunday, May 7th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: The Tams. 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. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

 

Moonrise at ECHO St. Simons
Moonrise Party at ECHO: Tuesday, May
 9th to Thursday, May 11th, 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

 

The Golden Isles at WarThe Golden Isles at War Screening: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join the Coastal Georgia Historical Society for the The Golden Isles at War Screening May 11th at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required by visiting here.

 

Turtle Crawl WeekendTurtle Crawl Weekend: Friday, May 12th to Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted the Turtle Crawl, a set of races benefiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC). Jekyll Island’s picturesque oceanfront and maritime forest are settings for two triathlons – the International Distance Triathlon and the Sprint Distance Triathlon, both sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Returning for 2017, a 10K race will accompany the 5K run, providing race fun for the whole family. All races are timed, and take place on certified courses.

From elite, world-class athletes to running novices, the Turtle Crawl races offer something for athletes at every skill level. With four races to choose from, Turtle Crawl Festival, and a unique island getaway, Turtle Crawl Weekend on Jekyll is a not to be missed “racecation” for all families. To learn more about Turtle Crawl Weekend, visit here.

 

Moxie Craft FestMoxie Craft Fest: Friday, May 12th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Moxie Craft Fest is a group of makers committed to bringing a fresh, eclectic vibe to the Golden Isles through handmade goods crafted by local artisans. Come shop unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us! Our next event will be a NIGHT MARKET on Friday, May 12th from 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. at 1229 Newcastle St.in historic downtown Brunswick. We will have food, live music, and of course, our funky handmade vendors. This will be a fun indoor and outdoor event. Bring the whole family – you won’t want to miss it! More info here.

 

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, May 13th, 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. Phone: 912-634-3994

 

Blessing of the Fleet79th Annual Blessing of the Fleet: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For many fishermen and recreational boaters of Brunswick & Glynn County, maintaining traditions and paying respect to those lost at sea is a top priority. This one day celebration is one of the best Coastal Georgia has to offer with fresh seafood, local culture, boating, water sports, the shrimping industry, arts, crafts and variety of leisure activities. The festival will feature fun and games for the kids, fabulous food, music, great family entertainment, and variety of artists and displays.

One Day event SATURDAY, May 13th! (All events are free)
Children’s fishing tournament at 10:00 a.m. Shrimp boat tours at 1:00 p.m. Blessing of the Fleet at 2:00 p.m.

Arts, crafts and food vendors are encouraged to sign up to participate in the Festival. Vendor forms are available on the Blessing of the Fleet Festival website. Phone: 912-265-4032

 

Mother's Day Weekend Art ShowMother’s Day Weekend Art Show: Saturday, May 13th to Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Mother’s Day Weekend Art & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday! Phone: 912-230-1042.

 

Golden Isles Youth Orchestra - GIYOGolden Isles Youth Orchestra Spring Concert: Sunday, May 14th, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Golden Isles Youth Orchestra Spring Concert is Sunday, May 14th at 4:00 p.m. in the Glynn Academy Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 for adults and free for teachers, students and children under 6 years old. 1001 Mansfield , Brunswick, GA 31520.

 

Golden Isles Prep RallyGolden Isles Prep Rally: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A fun & informative community preparedness rally to be held at Mary Ross Waterfront Park Brunswick, Ga. This exciting and important event will be free to the entire community. It will focus on disaster awareness and preparedness with the spotlight on hurricane and coastal flooding. It is also in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week. The Prep Rally will be held this summer right before hurricane season begins. Learn how to pack an evacuation bag for the whole family…including your pets! Find out where to go and how to return after an evacuation.

We have all heard folks say they are not sure what they should do or where they should go in case an evacuation is ordered for our coastal region. This fun and unique, fair like, tent event is going to directly address those questions and fears that everyone has, specifically focusing on our immediate coastal area putting minds at ease. We believe that after attending this first of its kind outreach, local folks will better understand how to establish an individual and family disaster plan for communication and evacuation of loved ones in an orderly manner. More info here.

 

African American Life and Culture on St. Simons IslandTelling Our Stories: African American Life and Culture on St. Simons Island: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A program of digital stories focused on the history of African American cemeteries on St. Simons Island and based on interviews conducted by Mercer University students in collaboration with the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. With guest speakers Dr. Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era and Co-Director, Center for Virtual History, University of Georgia and Dr. Christopher Lawton, Executive Director, Georgia Virtual History.

Saturday, May 20, 2017. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive. Phone: 912-638-8770. More info here.

 

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, May 20th, 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 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. Limited, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith Street Stock, Super Street, 440s. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566. Phone: (912) 386-0061.

 

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday, May 27th to Sunday, May 28th, 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. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

 

Sounds by the SeaSounds by the Sea Featuring The Phil Morrison and Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective: Sunday, May 28th, 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.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2017 season on May 28 will be audience favorite and extraordinary jazz ensemble, The Phil Morrison- Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective.

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 7:00 – 9:00 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. More info here.

 

Taps at TwilightTaps at Twilight: Monday, May 29th, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Rotary Club of St. Simons Island invites everyone to join them in observing Memorial Day at the Annual Taps at Twilight, scheduled for Monday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Neptune Park Bandstand. Taps at Twilight has been a St. Simons Island Memorial Day tradition since 1991, honoring the men and women who have fallen in the service of our country, those who valiantly served and returned and those who are serving today. Experience the pageantry of flags, patriotic music, posting and retiring of the colors. The Golden Isles Community Band will perform. Admission is free as the Rotary’s gift to the community. You need only bring your chair. St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

 
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.

 

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.

January 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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Glynn Visual Arts Presents “Spatial Concepts”: Tuesday 3rd to Tuesday 31st, January 2017

Three-dimensional (3-D) art is observed in terms of its height, width, and depth. Conceptual art is art in which concepts or ideas are communicated through unique and often metaphorical use of time, space, materials, and imagery, inviting the viewer to do more than just take the casual, off-handed glance. It invites viewers to think and ask questions. What is the artist attempting to communicate? Why this material, why this juxtaposition, why this size, why this image, why this color…? In this new exhibition at Glynn Visual Arts, the 3-D work of Jim Jones will make you think.

Local artist Jim Jones is both a dedicated conservator and a lifelong hunter-gatherer. Jones’ sculptural efforts focus upon the darker side of nature, in which evolutionary fact sometimes becomes mixed with anthropomorphic allusion, in a cornucopia of life forms gone wrong. An uncomfortable relationship between man and beast and suggestions of man’s beastly behavior suffuse these works with an intrinsic strength of expression that is, at times, too close for comfort. Shadows sometimes suggested in Jones’ paintings become real as life in the three dimensions of his sculptural works. http://www.jimjonesart.com/ Phone: 912-638-8770

 

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First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, January 6th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

 

neptune_park_fun_zone_web_size5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:00pm

The 5th Annual Polar Plunge is for anyone brave enough to take a refreshing dip in the chilly waters of the Neptune Fun Zone Pool. The plunge will be at 12:00 noon on January 7. The gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and admission is FREE!!! There will be hot chocolate for anyone brave enough to dive in. Phone: 912-279-2836

 

kandp_echo_moonrising_8x4-875_3-1-datelessMoonrise Party at ECHO: Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th, January 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. Phone: 912-268-5967

 

cannons_point_ruins_webCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, January 13th, 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 January 13. 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.

 

tug_a_war8th Annual Pull for a Kid Tug O’War: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

Send a local Child in Need to Summer Day Camp. It costs about $750 per child for 10 weeks of Summer Break. The non-profit Pull for a Kid organization (established by a philanthropic group of former rugby players) sends almost 40 kids to camp every summer with the money raised from the Pull for a Kid Tug O’War family-friendly fun competition. Help them send even more this year! Grab your friends, family or coworkers to put together a 5 member team and come PULL! Divisions: Women, Men, High School, Coed. $100 entry donation per team.

If you don’t feel up to showing off your brawn, just come out and cheer everyone on, because the REAL winners here are the kids! This is a great community event!

 

sslt_oyster_roast2017St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The annual St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast is on the calendar for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Now in its 17th year, the oyster roast continues the tradition of highlighting the talents of local chefs, who prepare and donate Southern favorites such as Low Country Boil, barbecue, and oysters, plus sides and desserts. Making it all happen will be more than 130 donors and volunteers, under the direction of event chair Judie Mattie.

Again this year, folk singer and acoustic guitarist Owen Plant will perform onstage under the majestic live oaks. “The oyster roast is a celebration of the Land Trust’s conservation work,” says David Pope, executive director of the St. Simons Land Trust. “After Hurricane Matthew, we all have an even greater appreciation for the need to preserve and protect the natural and scenic character of St. Simons.”

Tickets are $75 each. The price for members, through Jan. 6, is just $50. Non-members who wish to join can do so online here. For information about tickets or membership, call 912-638-9109.

 

The Literary Guild presents Bridge of Spies: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Bridge of Spies. USA, 2015, directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance, who earned an Academy Award for his portrayal), who was arrested for espionage in the US. 144 minutes; Rated PG 13. They are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theatre rental fees. Phone: 912-289-7357

Coffee with the Author Mary Ellen Donavan Fuller: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Mary Ellen Donovan Fuller talking about Strangers on the Bridge. You’ve seen the film, now hear about the book that was the basis for the movie. Strangers on the Bridge was written by James B. Donovan in 1967. Ms. Fuller, his daughter, will discuss the book, talk about her father’s legacy and what it was like to live the real story. At the Casino Building in room 108. Free to Literary Guild members. $10 for guests. Reservations recommended: click here.

 

header02revAtwater Donnelly in Concert: Friday, January 20th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Award winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return to the Ritz to present an evening of traditional American folk songs and percussive dance. Phone: 912-262-6934

 

wine_women_and_shoes_0Wine, Women & Shoes: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Sip delicious wines – Shop designer fashions – Savor a delicious lunch – Bid on incredible auction lots – Enter the Best in Shoe contest – Have a chance to win your dream closet – Mingle with charming Shoe Guys & MORE! Benefiting Hospice of the Golden Isles

Coffee with the Author Maggie Toussaint: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Maggie Toussaint. Whether it’s the puzzle of a relationship or a who-dun-it, she tackles them all with aplomb and wonder. Maggie writes cozy mystery and romantic suspense under her own name, and science fiction under the pen name of Rigel Carson. She is a member of Washington Romance Writers, First Coast Romance Writers, Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and Low Country Sisters in Crime.

Room 108, Casino Building. Free to Literary Guild members. $10 for guests. Phone: 912-289-7357. Reservations recommended: click here.

 

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Tosca performed by Peach State Opera: Sunday, January 29th, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Giacomo Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Performed by Peach State Opera, Georgia’s only touring opera company, the show is a condensed version sung in English. Phone: 912-262-6934

 

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 beverages cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.).

 

 

November 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Prime Rib Dinner

Prime 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.
Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

Sunday 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.

Georgia Artists with DisAbilitiesGeorgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit in the Ritz Theatre Gallery: 
October 1st to November 23rd, 2016

The Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit features 49 entries that include paintings, photographs, clay pottery, textiles and other mediums. The eight-city tour is kicking off in Brunswick this year and will travel the state though July 2017. Local artist Risa Rambo of St. Simons Island received an Honorable Mention and her “Smocked Dress” will be on display. “There is something very special about this exhibit,” says Heather. “The artwork is phenomenal – I think I have bought a piece of art every time we have had the exhibit at the Ritz. And this year, we are the first stop on the tour – more to choose from! I encourage everyone to come see the work for themselves.”

Stop by the Historic Ritz Theatre on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and celebrate with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. The exhibit will be up through November 23rd, so patrons can visit the gallery during its regular hours Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information visit www.goldenislesarts.org or call 912-262-6934.
Glenn Visual Arts - 100 YearsGlynn Visual Arts Presents “100 Art Works Celebrating 100 Years”: October 10th to November 21st, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present a new art exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary/centennial of our National Parks Service. GVA has partnered with Fort Frederica and will be presenting over 100 works by local artists celebrating the beauty, history and uniqueness of our own National Park, Fort Frederica. The exhibition will include art work in various mediums including painting, pottery, photography and more. It runs from October 10th – November 21st at both GVA galleries, 106 Island Drive (main) and in the Welcome/Visitors Center at 529 Beachview Drive. All art work will be for sale through Glynn Visual Arts. The opening reception will take place at GVA’s main facility at 106 Island Drive on Thursday, October 13th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Red Fox Oil PaintingArtTrends Gallery Presents “Colors of Life”: October 10th to November 26th, 2016

Award winning artist, Carol Jo Smidt, is pleased to be presenting her artwork series “Colors of Life” at the ArtTrends Gallery. Carol’s paintings are representative of ordinary subjects through the use of extraordinary colors. She lives and creates her art in Woodbine, Georgia. She has been drawing since the age of 4 when her favorite subjects were horses. Carol also attended the St Paul School of Art, graduated from Iowa State University, and attended graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design.

ArtTrends is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 912-268-4761
First Friday in BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: November 4th, 2016

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Golden Isles Live - Alina KiryayevaGolden Isles Live! Presents: Alina Kiryayeva: November 4th, 2016

Golden Isles Live! Presents Alina Kiryayeva live in concert at the Glynn Academy Auditorium.

Moving Pictures – Music Program
Connects with Every Age Audience

Professional concert pianist and chamber musician, Alina is globally renowned for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound. She has won numerous awards and has been honored by the Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk with the State Award for Achievement in Arts. Brilliant light-classical music.

Adult: $35 per ticket; Student/Child: $10 per ticket

1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520
Brunswick StewbileeAnnual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: November 5th, 2016

Update: The Stewbilee has been rescheduled from Saturday, October 22 to Saturday, November 5. Any tickets purchased prior to the reschedule are still valid.

Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, 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 Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. www.stewbilee.com

The motorcycle ride will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The pooch parade will begin at 10:15 a.m.
The Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The car show will also take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: November 5th to 6th, 2016

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.

In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

St. Simons LighthouseCommunity Day: November 5th, 2016

On Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Coastal Georgia Historical Society will host its 2nd annual Community Day event. We will open our lighthouse museum free of charge and offer tours, educational crafts and activities for children and families, historic lawn games, and presentations by interpreters from Fort King George and the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Thank you to Zach Powell, DMD, of the Dentistry in Redfern for sponsoring this year’s event. For more information, contact Sandy Jensen at 912-634-7093 or email sjensen@saintsimonslighthouse.org

Rhythm on the RiverNovember Rhythm on the River: November 6th, 2016

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: TBA

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

Cabaret Screening St. Simons IslandCinema Gourmet Presents Cabaret: November 10th, 2016

Enjoy a screening of Cabaret preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.”

Academy Award winning musical drama tells the story of a female club entertainer in 1930’s Berlin who romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. Starring Liza Minelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and directed by Bob Fossee. 1972. Rated PG, 2hrs 4 min.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Ritz Theatre Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 912-262-6934.

Tickets for Cinema Gourmet are $18/person for tasting, talk and film. Reservations must be made the Monday prior to the screening.

Tickets for talk & film are only $5/person and are available at the door the night of the screening.

Southern Grown Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at Sea Island: November 12th & 26th, 2016

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m/ and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.
Moxie Craft FestMoxie Craft Fest: November 12th, 2016

Moxie Craft Fest is a group of makers committed to bringing a fresh, eclectic vibe to the Golden Isles through handmade goods crafted by local artisans. Come shop unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting from 10:00am to 5:00pm! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us! Come enjoy the day searching for fun holiday gifts and grab a bite from one of our awesome food vendors! Look for the turquoise balloons! 704-675-6097

ECHO Restaurant - Moonrise Oceanfront eventMoonrise Oceanfront at ECHO: November 13th to 15th, 2016

Make plans to appreciate Month 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

RSM Classic LogoThe RSM Classic 2016: November 14th to 20th, 2016

The 2016 event is scheduled for November 14-20 at Sea Island Golf Club on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course that TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play. In just its first five years, The RSM Classic has raised more than 4.8 million dollars for children and family charities. New last year, the tournament will now also be played on the Plantation course in addition to Seaside, due to the larger field of golfers.

Visit the website here for more information.

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. 912-634-3266

Meet the RSM ProsMeet the RSM Pros: November 15th, 2016

It’s coming up for a sixth straight year – St. Simons Island Rotary partners with the RSM Classic to host their Meet the RSM Pros event during tournament week – November 14th to 20th, 2016.

This year, the St. Simons Rotary Club sponsored Meet the RSM Pros event will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Retreat Clubhouse at Island Club on St. Simons Island, GA.

This popular event features an upscale cocktail party theme, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a lively silent auction, and the highlight – up close and personal interviews with three of the RSM Classic’s top PGA pro golfers facilitated by guest interviewer, Rich Styles host of the ESPN Radio Golf Talk Show – The Back Nine Boys! New this year, a well-known golf agent will join the interview giving unique insight into the life and challenges of a PGA pro Golfer. Guests get to enjoy a great evening including cocktail reception to meet and greet and rub elbows with RSM Classic PGA Golf Pros, all to support children’s charities in the Golden Isles.

Official sponsors of the Meet the RSM Pros event are Platinum Sponsor – Nalley Auto Brunswick, Gold Sponsor– Marsh’s Edge, and Bronze Sponsors – Sea Palms Coastal Realty, International Auto Processing, Inc. & McGinty Gordon

The RSM Classic is an official PGA Tournament event on St. Simons Island now in its 6th year. The tournament is internationally broadcasted to 200 countries for 28 hours of broadcasting November 17-20, 2016. Over 150 top PGA golfers will participate in the event. All proceeds from Meet the RSM Pros event benefit children’s charities in the Golden Isles of Georgia.

Tickets are $65 per person and include (1) complimentary Any-Day-Pass ($30 value) to the RSM Classis (Nov 14 -20). Tickets to Meet the RSM Pros may be purchased online at www.ssirotary.org. Tickets also available at the door at the Retreat Ballroom at Island Club, the night of the event. For more information contact event chair Jennifer Broadus at 912-230-4080 or Jennifer@jmbroadus.com.

100 Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Musical History of EnglandThe British Are Coming: Celebrating the Musical History of England: November 17th, 2016

Golden Isles Community Band Presents: The British are Coming- Celebrating the Musical History of England
Thursday, Nov 17th, 2016
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Brunswick High Auditorium; 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520
Program will include: Crown Imperial, First Suite in E-Flat, Knightsbridge March, English Folk Song Suite, Led Zeppelin on Tour, Shepherd’s Hey
Cannon's Point Preserve

 

Cannon’s Point History Tours: November 18th, 2016

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 November 18 and December 2. 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.
Museum Store Holiday SaleMuseum Store Holiday Open House: November 19th, 2016

Bring your shopping list and join us for a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 19! Our holiday décor will be available for purchase, as well as a world of new gift merchandise. The Museum Store is located in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Drive. For more information call 912-634-7099.
Cole SwindellThe RSM Classic Concert Featuring Cole Swindell: November 19th, 2016

America’s fast-rising country star Cole Swindell will be taking the stage on Saturday, November 19th at McKinnon/St. Simons Island Airport! Since The RSM Classic Concert Event sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System began in 2011, it has showcased some of the most recognizable names in the music industry including country music superstars Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, Toby Keith, and Gary Allan. A limited number of tickets are sold each year to this popular event, so be sure to get yours today!

The Davis Love Foundation will bring rising country superstar Cole Swindell to the Golden Isles to perform live at The RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event, sponsored by RSM US LLP, the leading U.S. provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. Singer/songwriter Matt Rogers will open for rising country superstar Cole Swindell. The concert, presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, will take place on Saturday, November 19th at 7pm at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

“Being from Georgia, going to college here, and loving golf, I couldn’t be more excited to be performing at this event,” said Swindell. “It’s such a cool venue and for a special cause. You should be here.”

“We’re thrilled to bring the Platinum selling artist to the Golden Isles to perform,” said Davis Love III, Tournament Host, 21-time PGA TOUR winner and 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain. “He is a fantastic performer and one of Georgia’s own. There’s no doubt he’ll be performing before a sell-out crowd. This concert would not be possible without the support of Southeast Georgia Health System and RSM.”

“We are proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of this concert along with the tournament’s Youth Day activities, as well as the Official Medical Provider for this prestigious event,” said Michael D. Scherneck, President and CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System. “The RSM Classic is a world-class event that attracts visitors to our beautiful Golden Isles and we are happy to partner with the Davis Love Foundation on an event that has such a positive impact on our community.”

Swindell, who studied marketing at Georgia Southern, recently earned his fifth consecutive No. 1 single with “You Should Be Here.” Co-written by Swindell and Ashley Gorley, the song was No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for four weeks (tally of digital streams, radio airplay and sales) and held multi-week runs on top of both country airplay charts. In addition to selling over 550,000 copies, “You Should Be Here” has racked up over 30 million streams and more than 15 million Youtube views. The single follows Swindell’s first four consecutive singles as a solo artist (including his latest Gold-certified No. 1 smash “Let Me See Ya Girl,” along with Platinum-certified mega hits “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It”) and marks his eighth overall as a songwriter.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at www.rsmclassic.com.

king-prince-flyer-nov-2016Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort: Tuesday, November 22nd , 2016 
Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to http://www.getyourmuseon.com/ or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Buffet at The King and PrinceThanksgiving Buffet at King and Prince: November 24th, 2016

Adults $69; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge
Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea and Iced Tea
Reservations required – call 912-268-5967

Brunswick Tree Lighting FestivalBrunswick Christmas Tree Lighting Festival: November 25th, 2016

Annual Tree Lighting the Friday after Thanksgiving, Downtown Brunswick Machen Square East near Cunningham’s Jewelers on Newcastle Street, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for Christmas carols and carriage rides!

 

October 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Romancing the FigureRomancing the Figure: August 30th to October 9th, 2016
Catch it before it ends! ArtTrends Gallery located at 3305 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA., is hosting “Romancing the Figure”, their first figurative exhibition, August 29th – October 9th. The exhibition features one of the most enduring and fascinating themes in art history, the human figure.
For the past year, each artist has been exploring his or her own unique style of capturing the human form. The gallery will be displaying colorful abstract, bold figurative and impressionistic works created specifically for this exhibition.
ArtTrends Gallery is also hosting an online social media contest prior to the opening. Participants have the chance to win a 10% discount on their favorite work of art. Brush up on your knowledge of the human figure and guess the artist when the gallery posts a famous figurative painting on their Instagram and Facebook. Be the first to guess correctly and win the prize!
ArtTrends Gallery is the only co-op gallery located on Saint Simons Island that is completely owned and operated by the artists whose works are displayed. Founded on May 1, 2015, by nine local artists, the gallery has continued to offer trending art in various mediums. The gallery hosts guest artists, events and continual exhibitions rotating every six weeks.

Summer VaycayGlynn Visual Arts Presents “What I Did On My Summer Vay Cay”: September 6th to October 10th, 2016
Glynn Visual Arts announces its latest member gallery exhibition, “What I Did On My Summer Vay-Cay.” The show opened September 6th and runs through October 10th, 2016. “What I Did On My Summer Vay-Cay” highlights those lazy, hazy, crazy, fun days of summer. The artists’ work features fond summer memories including favorite local spots, nature, flora and fauna, family and travel images – anything inspired by summer travels and activities depicted realistically and metaphorically. The exhibition will take place at both GVA galleries, 106 Island Drive and 529 Beachview Drive on Saint Simons Island, GA. Join us to enjoy this great show!
All artwork is for sale.

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGhosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, 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. Reservations Requested. Admission: $15

DATES AND TIMES:
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 7, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct 31, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: October 1st to 2nd, 2016- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
The St. Simons Island Antique Show hosts antique dealers from all over the southeast – featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, and more.
Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga.
In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

 

CoastFestCoastFest 2016: October 1st, 2016- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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 coastal weather … native plants to horseshoe crabs . . . water conservation to archaeology . . . herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!
1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
Scarecrow ContestPier Village Scarecrow Contest: October 1st, 2016
Kicks off @ Pier Village. Scarecrow Contest-Vote for your favorite scarecrow!!!
Door prizes & Raffles
Yoga in the ParkYoga in the Park: October 1st to 31st, 2016
Please join us for our upcoming Yoga sessions. Instructor Dr. Mary Chambless is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Classes will be held twice a day every Tuesday and Thursday beginning in October. Prices for the class are $40.00 per session (all 8 classes) of either the 11:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. class, or $75 if you are planning on taking both full sessions. A drop in rate of $12 per class applies. Classes are held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island. Students should bring their own Yoga mat and a bottle of water to class. You may register on our website at www.glynncounty.org/recreation, in one of our office locations or at the class. For more information, please contact the Mallery Park office at 912-279-2836.
11:00am – Yoga: Meditation in Motion (8 classes)
5:30pm – Energy Yoga (8 classes)

A Barkin HowloweenA Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween: October 1st, 2016
Mellow Mushroom will be hosting A Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween complete with a pet costume contest, games, food, drinks and fun! Raffles to support CARS – Coastal Animal Rescue Society.
Drool at the PoolDrool at the Pool: October 2nd, 2016- 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Does your furry friend like to swim? Bring your dog to the Drool at the Pool Dog Plunge event on Sunday, October 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Neptune Park Pool. $2.00 per person (your pup is free). Dogs must stay on a leash. Social dogs only, please. There will be a swimwear contest for the most fashionable fur baby there! Judging will be at 3:00 p.m. on the main pool deck. What better way to end the summer than to take your furry friend for a dip in the Neptune Park Fun Zone Pool? Your pal can splash, swim, chase balls or just lounge! We look forward to seeing you there!

Rhythm on  the River

Rhythm on the River featuring Complicated Pants: October 2nd, 2016- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 p.m. to 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!

Eco LectureOctober Eco Lecture Series: October 4th, 2016- 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening with Linda Chafin and Coastal Wildscapes on Tuesday, October 4th, as they introduce her new book, “Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia.” Admission is $10 per person (includes your first cocktail or soft drink) at the cash bar provided by Straton Hall Events.
Come early at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy drinks with a marsh view! Lecture begins at 6:00 p.m., but feel free to come early to enjoy drinks ahead of time. Eco tip: Bring your own cup to receive $1 off each drink.
The Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing is a monthly event organized by the GreenScene of Coastal Georgia. Held on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month at the beautiful Village Creek Landing venue on St. Simons Island, our Eco Lecture Series presents a new guest speaker each month to present on an education, environmentally-focused topic.

Food and Spirits FestivalSt. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival: October 5th to 9th, 2016
The St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival is a five-day tribute to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment. The festival takes place in several beautiful, historic venues throughout St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles, October 5 – 9, 2016. The festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in many ways, but specifically raises funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles.
The St. Simons Island Food  Spirits Festival showcases signature events of the area’s finest food, spirits and artistic talent of the Golden Isles. More than 20 of the region’s most popular award-winning chefs and culinary personalities are scheduled to appear. Other high profile participants in the festival line up include co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp of Southern Soul Barbeque; Dave Snyder of Halyards Restaurant Group; 21-time PGA TOUR winner and Golden Isles resident Davis Love III and surprise appearances from a host of PGA TOUR professionals throughout the week.
This Festival has become an annual favorite, allowing guests to experience all that is unique about our community, while helping build a legacy for Hospice of the Golden Isles. Please see below for full schedule of events.

Wednesday, October 5Southern Soul Barbeque & Beer Pairing (Invitation Only)
Thursday, October 6BBQ Pro-Am– From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. star PGA TOUR professionals, including local island resident and 21-time award-winning professional American golfer Davis Love III, will join celebrity Pitmasters and taste your way through who makes the final cut in this BBQ showdown – a smokin’ hot evening of bourbon and BBQ! ($95) Limited tickets available. *VIP Members Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, October 7:
Expert Learning Experiences – A series of six educational classes and demonstrations with guest celebrity chefs and beverage experts will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each class is $39 or a “Class Pass” provides access to all six culinary and beverage expert classes for $150.
Pier Crawl & Village Stroll – St. Simons’ historic Pier Village hosts a night of strolling with drinks, nibbles, music and sweets, highlighting the local Pier Village shops and restaurants from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. New this year: the Pier Tasting Tents with restaurant and beverage tasting stations. Advance tickets are $39 per person through September 30; $45 at the event.
Friday Night Festival Feast – The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is one of the festival’s most memorable food experiences. This exclusive event starts at 7 p.m. and includes a five-course feast complete with phenomenal wines with oceanfront views. Five courses will be prepared by one of four the area’s most regarded local chefs and a celebrity guest chef – with a live auction. Ticket are $175 per person; two tickets for $300. New this year, Friends of Hospice VIP Tables! $2,000 for tables of ten, with a $500 donation from every sponsor table going directly to Hospice of the Golden Isles! Friends of Hospice VIP sponsor table of ten includes a VIP Meet & Greet Champagne Reception with the chefs, winemakers and spirits ambassadors at 6 p.m., along with special hors d’ouevres created by each of the chefs, and Friends of Hospice sponsor recognition on menu/program. Special live auction taking place with 100% of the proceeds going to Hospice of the Golden Isles. Limited ticket availability.
Saturday, October 8:
Tastings Under the Oaks – Including brand new VIP member lounge this year with early access at noon, music, VIP celebrity meet & greets, private bar and tasting stations! The event takes place from 11am – 3pm at Gascoigne Bluff where an entire afternoon of gourmet tasting bites and a wide variety of beverages with a souvenir glass, local artistry and famiy fun – all under the canopy of oaks and Spanish moss. An artisan and farmers market, with juried arts, crafts, farmers’ stands, and the best offerings from local retailers and artisans wil be part of the event. Advance tickets are $55 per person through September 30; $65 at the door; VIP lounge advance tickets are $75 per person through October 6 and $95 at the event.
Oyster Fest & After Party – Beginning at 6 p.m., Gascoigne Bluff will transform into the quintessential coastal fall celebration. Attendees will sip on great varieties of beverages and enjoy delicious local oysters. The event will take place in the Golden Isles’ beautiful marshes while listening to an all-star jam by some of southeast Georgia’s finest musicians. Tickets are $35 per person or save on two tickets for $50 before September 30; $45 per person at the event.
Saturday Night Dine Around – Enjoy culinary creations from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at one of the many participating restaurants and a percentage of your bill will go toward supporting Hospice of the Golden Isles. A list of participating restaurants will be available online.
Sunday, October 9:
Spiritual Sunday Brunch – Seating will be available at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. for this event presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. The festival finale is a brunch of delightful beverage and culinary stations from the new ECHO restaurant inside the recently renovated resort. Advance tickets are $55 per person through September 30 and $65 at the event.
The most up-to-date festival information will be available on the website: www.saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com

Miniature MonetMiniature Monet Series: October 7th to 28th, 2016- 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Is your child interested in art? The Glynn County Recreation Department will be offering an exciting art series for ages 7-11. Taught by Sarah Bash-Gleason who has instructed for the Glynn Art Association. Pre-Registration is required before attending class. 912-279-2836. Price: $25.00 per class or $75.00 for all 4 classes. Saint Simons Casino Building, Room 114 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

October 7– Autumn Print and Scrape paintings. Students will delve into impressionistic style and utilize their favorite colors and prints.
October 14—Mini Monet Paintings. Students will utilize watercolors, acrylic and tempura and learn about magnifying and minimizing drawings by replicating Monet paintings on miniature canvas.
October 21—Starry Night Fun Collage. Students will recreate their vision of Van Gogh’s Starry Night with recyclable art material and paint.
October 28—Plein Air Paint Kids. Students will learn about impressionistic painting style and color. Students will utilize easels, brushes, art boards and paint outside.

First Friday in Historic BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: October 7th, 2016- 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bull Red Drum Tag & Release2nd Annual St. Simons Bull Red Drum Tag & Release Tournament: October 7th to 8th, 2016
Hosted by Captain Mark Noble, owner of The St. Simons Fishing Center. September 11 – October 8, 2016 Entry Fee $175
Captain’s Meeting: 6:30pm October 7, 2016 at Morningstar Marina Overlook Dock. DNR Agent available for Tag insertion demonstration at Captian’s Meeting
Trophy Tournament Fishing: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Numbers and Tags will be giving out at the Captain’s Meeting. Picture of each fish is required. Each boat fishes as a team. Boat winner will be determined by most tagged & released fish. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies. $100 TWT Fee; 80% (50,30,20) payout to TWT entrant winners. Call Lisa at 912-638-7673
104 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Trophy TournamentTrophy Tournament: October 8th, 2016
Fishing 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. October 8, 2016
Entry Fee $175; $100 T/W/T (80%) Payout. Photos will be required. Numbers and tags will be given out at the Captain’s Meeting. Rules and Regulations will be discussed at the Captain’s Meeting.

 

Southern Grown Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at Sea Island: October 8th & 22nd, 2016
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Wings over the Golden IslesWings Over the Golden Isles Airshow: October 8th to 9th, 2016
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 2016 Wings Over Golden Isles air show and Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series.
It’s our pleasure to welcome to Brunswick our 2016 air show headliners — The “Royal Canadian Snowbirds” Jet Demonstration Squadron along with the Southern Rock Band “.38 Special” performing Saturday evening. Adjacent to the entry gates, an air show Information Booth for arriving guests provides the current show information along with the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic signature competition smoker provided by our sponsor Southern-Q-Smokers. This booth will ensure arriving fans receive a full understanding of the daily schedule, locations of displays, static displays and attraction locations of the various seating, chalets and best viewing options.
You can keep up to date by following the current news posted on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Fans can also sign up here on the website home page to receive regular email news and special offers. For a schedule of events and more information, please visit: http://wingsovergoldenisles.com/

Arts and Crafts FestivalSt. Simons Island Annual October Fest Arts and Crafts Market: October 8th to 9th, 2016-10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy all of your favorite local and regional artists and crafters! Pottery, Painting, Photography, Woodcraft, Garden Art, Jewelry and much more! Show is open both days from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lend Me a TenorBrunswick Actors Theatre Presents “Lend Me a Tenor”: October 8th to 30th, 2016
Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig- October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2016
Set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Othello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Othello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Othellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. This madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. All performances are Saturdays at 8 p.m. / Sundays at 3 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain – Reserved seating available. $25 PER PERSON (desserts and beverages included)

Fort FredericaAstronomy Night at Fort Frederica: October 8th, 2016- 7:00 p.m.
As part of the Night Skies Initiative, Fort Frederica National Monument, in conjunction with the University of North Florida, will offer a special astronomy night at 7:00 p.m., on October 8th, 2016. Dr. John Hewitt, UNF-Physics Department, will offer a short presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m. about the wonders of the night sky followed by a short walk to the fort for viewing through telescopes. A limited number of telescopes will be made available for public use; we encourage participants to bring their own to reduce viewing times. Have a telescope but don’t know how to use it? Bring it to the event and the staff will provide technical assistance to get you up and running! In the event of inclement weather or cloudy skies, Dr. John Hewitt will give a more in-depth presentation inside the Visitor Center.
And finally, for those amateur photographers out there, if you end up capturing an amazing night sky view from one of these festivals or night sky programs, we encourage you to submit your photo at Share the Experience (sharetheexperience.com), the official federal recreation lands photo contest, now through December 31, 2016. There is even a Night Skies category!
Participation in this contest is a fun way to remember your national park visit, enter for a chance to win more than $25,000 in cash and prizes, and share a glimpse into your experience for those who won’t have the opportunity to visit this year.

Colors of Life - Red FoxArtTrends Gallery Presents “Colors of Life”: October 10th to November 26th, 2016- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Award winning artist, Carol Jo Smidt, is pleased to be presenting her artwork series “Colors of Life” at the ArtTrends Gallery. Carol’s paintings are representative of ordinary subjects through the use of extraordinary colors. She lives and creates her art in Woodbine, Georgia. She has been drawing since the age of 4 when her favorite subjects were horses. Carol also attended the St Paul School of Art, graduated from Iowa State University, and attended graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design. ArtTrends is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PsychoCinema Gourmet Presents Psycho: October 13th, 2016
Enjoy a screening of Psycho preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.” Tickets can be purchased online or at the Ritz Theatre Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 912-262-6934. A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 1960. Rated R, 1 hr 49 min. Tickets for Cinema Gourmet are $18/person for tasting, talk and film. Reservations must be made by the Monday prior to the screening. Tickets for talk & film are only $5/person and are available at the door the night of the screening.

 

Hello, DollyThe Island Players present Hello Dolly: October 14th to 30th, 2016
The Island Players present “Hello, Dolly!”; Book by Michael Stewart; Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play “The Matchmaker”; Hello Dolly is presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. Director – Joan Harris; Producer – Joyce Ledingham; Music Director/Accompanist – John Harper

SHOWTIMES:
Oct. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Oct. 16, 23, 30, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Moonrise Oceanfront at ECHO Restaurant

Moonrise Oceanfront at ECHO: October 15th to 17th, 2016
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. All while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean.

 

Cops and Kids Golf Tournament

Cops & Kids Golf Tournament: October 15th, 2016
Fraternal Order of Police Glynn County Lodge #37 announce the Cops & Kids Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, October 15. Tee off begins at 8:30 a.m. Win 4 tickets to play at TPC Sawgrass. Law Enforcement Team must consist of at least three Law Enforcement / FLETC Members. Active or Retired.
Hole in One Prize:
2016 Nissan Titan Diesel 4 x 4 *valued at $62,665
Provided by Jenkins Nissan; 4 Man Scramble / Shotgun Start; Longest Drive/Closest to the Hole; Raffle

 

Classic Car Challenge3rd Annual Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge: October 15th, 2016
Come out to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in the 3rd annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. If you would like to enter your car there is a $20.00 registration fee. Call for more information.
Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for youth
$20 to enter your car

Women of Country Music

Wildflowers: The Women of Country Music: October 16th, 2016
Katie Deal stars in a one-woman concert tribute featuring 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.

 

Songs of FaithSongs of the Faith: A Festival of Hymns: October 16th, 2016
Join us for A Festival of Hymns – a special concert which will include a wide variety of hymns from across time and tradition. The audience/congregation will be the featured choir, as we enjoy singing many beloved hymns together as a community. The GICC will provide musical leadership along with the Coastal Brass Choir. Along the way, the GICC and brass choir will offer featured compositions, anthems, and hymn settings in addition to the congregational singing. This will be a great opportunity for the GICC members to sing some favorite choral works, such as The Majesty and Glory by Tom Fettke (the top-selling anthem written in the 20th century), My Eternal King by Jane Marshall, and some beautiful settings of hymn tunes. This concert will be more participatory than most, but it’s sure to be a big hit! It’s always a treat for the community to come together, collaborate, and enjoy the musical fruits of our talented friends and neighbors.
All events are free, but we do suggest a $10 minimum donation, which directly supports our programming.

 

Kid's Halloween FestivalKid’s Halloween Carnival: October 21st, 2016
Located at Selden Park Gym, Brunswick Georgia. There will be Carnival games, prizes, face painting, and much more!
Admission is $1.00 per person; Booth Tickets are $0.25 each. For more information, call 912-554-7780 or 912-279-2836
3327 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

Brunswick StewbileeAnnual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: October 22nd, 2016
Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, 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 Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. 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 9:00 a.m.
The pooch parade will begin at 10:15 a.m.
The Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The car show will also take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Brunswick, GA 31525

 

OktoberfestInaugural Oktober Fest: October 22nd, 2016- 4:00 p.m.
Join Sea Palms Resort on the Courtyard for the Inaugural Oktober Fest. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Your Ticket will include: 20 Regional craft brews, traditional Oktober fest food, adult and kid activities, and hayrides.
Adults $30.00; Kids $10.00
Live music by Go Get Gone will play to 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Please call 912-434-5333 or 912-434-5331 for more information and tickets.

 

Pianist Terry Readdick

Pianist Terry Readdick in Recital: October 23rd, 2016- 4 p.m.
The Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Pianist Terry Readdick in Recital!
Following last season’s popular “salons” (recitals held in the private and intimate setting of patrons’ homes), this year the Coastal Symphony of Georgia is proud to present – in recital at Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica – pianist Terry Readdick. Please join us, Sunday afternoon, October 23 at 4 p.m., for this special musical performance:
$35 General Admission; $65 Patron (premiere seating and cocktail reception to follow)
Online ticketing available at www.coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org or call 912-634-2006

 

Jem Roberts at ECHO Restaurant

Comedian Jem Roberts at ECHO: October 25th, 2016- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Jem Roberts is a musical comedian wildly popular in the Southwest of Britain, which is why you’ve never heard of him. The comedy author and huge ukulele plucker will be bringing his genre-skipping solo music show to the USA this October! Jem Roberts’ show brings together familiar standards as you’ve never heard them before, from Beatles to Bonzos, Radiohead to Monty Python, Folk to Swing, and original earworms- toe-tapping mash-ups of a particularly tasty British deep-roasted flavour. A regular performer on the BBC, Jem is also a storyteller, the authorized biographer of Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and is currently writing the official Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry biography, Soupy Twists!

October Green DrinksOctober GreenDrinks: October 25th, 2016- 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The next Golden Isles GreenDrinks will be hosted by GreenScene of Coastal Georgia on October 25th (5pm-7pm) at the NEW Certified Burger & Beverage on St. Simons Island. Mark your calendars and join us for cocktails and conversations about a “greener” Golden Isles. Save the date, we will announce the location shortly and we hope to see YOU there!
Golden Isles GreenDrinks is a monthly networking event and gathering for people interested in sustainability, green business, environmental and social causes in the Golden Isles of Georgia (Brunswick, Saint Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons and Jekyll Island).

 

Paint and Play

Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort: Tuesday, October 25th , 2016 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to http://www.getyourmuseon.com/ or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

 

Prime Rib Dinner

Prime 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.

 

brunch

Sunday 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.

August 2016 Events in The Golden Isles

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Summer Movie Series – Zootopia: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your favorite family movies on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm.
Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series St. Simons Casino

 

7th Annual St. Simons Island Tarpon Fishing Tournament: Thursday 4th through Saturday 6th, August 2016
For Tarpon Tournament rules, click here. Entry Fee: $300.00 per boat. Early Registration is available-Please call Lisa 912-638-7673. Captain’s Meeting: Morningstar Marinas dock pavilion; 6:30 PM August 4, 2016. Awards Banquet held at Morningstar Marinas August 6, 2016 The Harbour Room 6:30 PM. In case of tournament cancellation due to bad weather, the Rules Committee will announce new dates. If you would like to pay entry fees or tournament within a tournament fees by credit card please call (912) 638-7673.

St. Simons Island Tarpon Fishing Tournament

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, August 5th, 2016 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick 31520

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

 

August Rhythm on the River: Sunday, August 7th, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Traveling Riverside Band
Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

Rhythm on the River

 

The Farmers Market at Sea Island: Saturdays, August 13th & 27th, 2016 – 9:00am to 1:00pm
Support Southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and Southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Farmers Market

 

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Island Garage Band: Sunday, August 14th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.
Join us Sunday, August 14 for a Little Light Music with Island Garage Band. Staying true to the original recordings, local favorites Island Garage Band will take you “back in time” with some of your favorite classic rock hits from Steely Dan, Chicago, Allman Brothers, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton and much more. 610 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

A Little Light Music Concert

 

End of Summer Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st, August 2016
Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the End of Summer Arts and Crafts Show at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10:00am – 5:00pm on all days.

St. Simons Island Arts & Crafts Show

 

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Gwen Hughes & The Kats: Sunday, August 28th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
On Sunday, August 28, Gwen Hughes & The Kats will play at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. Concert begins at 7:00pm.
For over 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts with Jazz in the Park, the original outdoor concert series. Last year was the first Sounds by the Sea season which saw a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Heather Heath, Executive Director said, “We had some great bands last summer and we are looking forward to another outstanding season of music. And you can’t beat the great location, cool ocean breezes and sense of community that makes for a great summer evening.”
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 7:00 – 9:00pm 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), Golden Isles Broadcasting (radio sponsor) and The Island Inn (hotel sponsor.) Parker’s Convenience Stores are sponsoring the Memorial Day Weekend concert and Jenkins Nissan is sponsoring the September concert; opportunities are available for other local businesses to sponsor individual concerts. 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.

Sounds by the Sea St. Simons Island

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
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.

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO Restaurant St. Simons

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:30pm – 2:30pm
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. For more information, click here.

Sunday Brunch at ECHO Restaurant St. Simons

July 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Big Photo Show: Friday, July 1st to Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Presented by the Coastal Photographers’ Guild and in its 8th year, this is the largest photography exhibit in our region. Photographs will be on display from Friday, July 1st through Saturday, July 30th at the Glynn Visual Arts Center, 106 Island Drive, St Simons Island, Georgia. Gallery is open Mon. – Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM and some Saturdays [Call 912-638-8770 for hours] Closed Sundays Free Admission.

An enjoyable, free reception will take place Thursday, June 30th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Awards Presentation at 6:15PM). Refreshments will be served. Guests at the reception can vote for the “Peoples’ Choice”.

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. The 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 teacher at Glynn Academy; Jeff LeMieux -Art professor at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo art gallery in downtown Brunswick, and manager of art displays at the Southeast Georgia Hospital-Brunswick Campus.

CPG members have a common purpose of learning and having fun. The results of this goal are presented at The Big Photo Show. The Coastal Photographer’s Guild [CPG] has grown from 4 to over 80 members in a very short time. The program has steadily improved as have the photographic skills of its members. Regular meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month. Check the CPG website for program details.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “Best of the Best” is a companion to the main exhibit of The Big Photo Show and it is being held concurrently at the Glynn Visual Arts Gallery at the Golden Isles Welcome Center, 529 Beachview Drive in the Village. This exhibition presents many of the top photographs which have won in their categories in past Big Photo Shows. Welcome Center is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5.

The Big Photo Show

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: July 1st, 2016

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Brunswick First Friday

 

 

St. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival: Saturday July 2nd to Monday July 4th, 2016

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 Friday, July 2nd and runs through Sunday, July 4th. All events take place in Postell Park, Neptune Park and the Casino Bandstand. 532 Beachview Drive, Pier Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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!

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 1 mile fun run begins at 7:30am, and the 5k race starts at 8:00am. Start/Finish/Registration 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: 6:00am – 7:15am, Mallery Park, St. Simons Island.

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 2nd: 10:00am – 5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

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

Sunshine Festival Arts and Crafts Show

July 4th:
7:30am: Fun Run
8:00am: 5K
10:00 am – 5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
2:30pm: Golf Cart Parade
3:00pm: Live music by Squirt Gun
5:00pm: Live music by Jamie Renee & The Walkers
7:00pm: Live music by Traveling Riverside Band
9:00pm: Fireworks
9:30pm: Live music by Traveling Riverside Band

Sunshine Festival Fireworks

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Still Cruzin': Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7 pm to 9 pm, and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.

Join us Sunday, July 3 for a Little Light Music with Still Cruzin’. Still Cruzin’ is an interactive party and show band with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  Members of the band have played with some of the best musicians in the world including the Drifters, James Brown, Percy Sledge, the Tams and the Temptations.  Still Cruzin’ will play all the Motown and R&B hits on the biggest holiday weekend of the summer. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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Summer Movie Series: Frozen: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch Frozen on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series - Frozen

 

The Farmers Market at Sea Island: Saturday, July 9th and July 23rd, 2016 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.

Southern Grown Farmers Market

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Pier Pressure: July 17th, 2016

On Sunday, July 17, Pier Pressure will play at the Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. The concert begins at 7 pm.

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 and 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. 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 children younger than 6 years old get in free.

Sounds by the Sea

 

Junior Summer Golf Program: July 19th to July 21st, 2016 – 8:30am to 11:00am

The King and Prince Golf Course is offering a Junior Summer Golf Program for children between the ages of 8-15. The camp will include golf education, instruction, skills drills, and competitions. There will be snacks, prizes, and trophies! Call the King and Prince Golf Course Club House for more details at 912-634-0255.

Junior Summer Golf Program

 

Summer Movie Series: Aladdin: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your Aladdin on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series - Aladdin

 

Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort:  Thursday, July 28th, 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Get Your Muse On Palm Tree Painting

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

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.

Prime Rib Dinner

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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. For more information, click here.

 Sunday Brunch at ECHO

June 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts

Glynn Visual Arts Presents “Water Works”: May 2nd to June 27th, 2016

Water, water everywhere! Here in the Golden Isles we are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful water at every turn. Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to announce our exhibition, Water Works, highlighting the theme of water, in either the medium and/or the subject or feel of the art work. This exhibition features watercolors as uniquely used by three specially invited regional watercolorists, all with a unique take on this captivating medium. The exhibition also includes two invited 3-D glass artists as well as GVA member watercolorists juried into the show.

This exhibition will take place in both GVA galleries. GVA’s main location at 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island will feature the work of the three invited watercolorists, Mary O. Smith, Annette Crosby, and Dan Goad along with 3-D glass artists, Thomas and Nancy Linek. The gallery at the Welcome Center at 529 Beachview Drive will feature the work of juried GVA member watercolorists.

The exhibition runs from May 2, 2016 – June 27, 2016. The opening reception will be Thursday, May 5th at the main GVA location at 106 Island Drive from 5:30pm – 7:00 pm.

Bonnie Rabert Poppy

Bonnie Rabert Art Exhibit: June 3rd to 25th, 2016

This exhibit features artist Bonnie Rabert’s impressionistic and colorful one-of-a-kind pieces that sometimes expand into mixed media to tell a story. Free opening reception during First Friday events on June 3, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

The Ritz Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, or by appointment.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse

Friday Fun Days at the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: June 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th, 2016

Every visitor to the Lighthouse is an explorer! Come see and touch history by climbing 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse and exploring the interactive galleries in the Lighthouse Museum. There’s so much to discover!

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society presents Friday Fun Days! Every Friday in June, children under 12 are admitted free of charge, and we’ll offer crafts, games and activities designed for family fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Events will take place June 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Activities are subject to change due to weather, so be sure to check our website, saintsimonslighthouse.org, or call 912-634-7093 for up-to-date information.

First Friday Brunswick Georgia

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: June 3rd, 2016

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520

Georgia Sea Island Festival

Georgia Sea Island Festival: June 4th to 5th, 2016

For nearly thirty years the Georgia Sea Island Festival on St. Simons Island has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands. This year’s festival will be held June 4 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and on June 5 from noon to 6:00 pm under the live oaks at Gascoigne Bluff Park.

Nationally known and world renowned, the Georgia Sea Island Singers have been a highlight of the weekend since the festival on St. Simons Island was first organized in 1977 the 1980s by original members of the group Mabel Hillary and Bessie Jones.

Donations will be welcomed for the restoration of the historic Harrington schoolhouse, built c. 1920. Once restored, the Harrington School will serve as a museum to the island’s African American heritage.

For more information about the Annual Georgia Sea Island Festival go to www.ssiheritagecoalition.org or call the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition.

Cannons Point

National Trails Day at Cannon’s Point: June 4th, 2016

We will celebrate with people across the country in observing the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® on Saturday, June 4. The celebration will feature guided and self-guided exploration of the 608-acre Cannon’s Point Preserve, which will be open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Guided tours will include a history walk and a photography walk.

7 am – Photography hike. Meet volunteer guide Marti Jeffers at Taylor’s Fish Camp near parking area. Walk will extend to north end.

9 am – History hike. Meet volunteer guide Myrna Crook at Taylor’s Fish Camp near parking area. Learn about Native American life, Plantation-Era life and see historic ruins.

9:30 am – Marine Exploration. Meet volunteer Susan Shipman at the non-motorized boat launch for marine exploration. Learn about native wildlife in our marshes and tidal creeks.

10:30 am – Scavenger hunt. Meet at Taylor’s Fish camp for this family-friendly activity.

10 am – 2 pm – Southern area tours. Meet at Taylor’s Fish Camp near parking area. Learn about wildlife, the Live Oak rotunda, some history. Led by Preserve Manager Stephanie Knox and various volunteers on the hour every hour.

Cannon’s Point Preserve is a primitive wilderness experience. All visitors should bring their own water, bug spray and snacks. Wear appropriate clothing (long pants, long sleeves, close-toed shoes). There are no pets allowed on the Preserve. Limited restrooms available in Taylor’s Fish Camp near the parking area. Additional restrooms located at Frederica Park which is one mile south on Lawrence Road. Access to the north end is limited to bikes and pedestrians only. Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Normal hours of operation at Cannon’s Point Preserve are Saturday-Monday, 9 am to 3 pm.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult for all activities*

Prime Rib dinner at ECHO restaurant

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Colonial Cooking Fort Frederica

Colonial Cooking Demonstration: June 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2016

Every Saturday in June, come to Fort Frederica, walk to the town site and smell what’s cooking. Learn how the settlers adapted both new foods and cooking methods to help them survive in the infant colony of Georgia. This program is free and open to the public.

National Trails Day

National Trails Day History Hike: June 4th, 2016

Explore over 200 years of history with a two mile walk through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s past. This walk will feature the ruins of original plantation house, rice fields, and rice mill, area of old slave settlement, plantation road, old spring and gardens and more. Attendees will also be able to take part in regularly scheduled guided tours of the plantation house. Walk will be about 2 miles in length. Bring water and insect repellant. Wear shoes comfortable for walking. COST: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth (6-17), children 5 and under are free.

Sunday Brunch at ECHO restaurant

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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. For more information, click here.

Fort Frederica National Monument

Walk with a Ranger at Fort Frederica: June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 2016

Every Sunday in June, Fort Frederica National Monument hosts “Walk with a Ranger,” where the stories of the 18th Century British Settlement are brought to life. Join the ranger led tour and immerse your imagination as you travel back in time to 1736. The program is approximately 45 minutes. This program is free and open to the public.

Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River featuring Michaele & The Ambiguous: June 5th, 2016

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: Michaele & The Ambiguous. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!

Southern Grown Festival 2016

Southern Grown Festival: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th, June 2016

In this celebration of all things Southern – food, drink and music! – Southern Grown 2016 builds on Sea Island’s 88-year history of creating exceptional experiences. Last year’s inaugural festival was a resounding success, laying the foundation for an expanded and even more vibrant weekend. Top culinary and spirits personalities, renowned bands, and a raft of intriguing instructional sessions combine to create a remarkable multi-day program that showcases the best of the South. It’s all offered in the world-class setting of Sea Island. To purchase tickets to Southern Grown, please click here.

Southern Grown Concert at The Lodge, 6:30 pm, Gates open at 5:30 pm

The highlight of the weekend occurs on Saturday night, when Grammy award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band takes the stage for an oceanfront performance on the lawn of The Lodge at Sea Island. Preceding this performance will be musical openers by Dumpstaphunk, one of the funkiest bands to arise from New Orleans, and two-time Grammy award-winner Jason Isbell, a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Alabama. As the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean, guests can sample selections from renowned guest chefs while being serenaded by a variety of Southern tunes.

Musket Drills at Fort Frederica

Musket Drills at Fort Frederica: June 11th, 18th & 25th, 2016

Join Heron’s Company for their musket drills and canon exercises throughout the day at Fort Frederica National Monument. Drills take place from 9:30 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm. This program is free and open to the public.

Sounds by the Sea

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Jaime Renee & The Walkers: June 12th, 2016

On Sunday, June 12, Jaime Renee & The Walkers will play at the Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. The concert begins at 7 pm. Jamie Renee & The Walkers is a four-piece band featuring ukulele, bass, drums and saxophone that offers a huge variety of music – pop, classic rock, R&B/Soul, country, jazz and blues. Jamie Renee who fronts the band is also an incredible songwriter and is sure to do a few of her original tunes. The band has been together for about a year and is a popular feature at area resorts including Sea Island, King & Prince and the Westin on Jekyll. Their performance at Sounds by the Sea will be filled with songs that folks know and love as well as some high-energy dance tunes.

For over 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts with Jazz in the Park, the original outdoor concert series. Last year was the first Sounds by the Sea season which saw a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Says Heather Heath, Executive Director, “We had some great bands last summer and we are looking forward to another outstanding season of music. And you can’t beat the great location, cool ocean breezes and sense of community that makes for a great summer evening.”

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), Golden Isles Broadcasting (radio sponsor) and The Island Inn (hotel sponsor.) Parker’s Convenience Stores are sponsoring the Memorial Day Weekend concert and Jenkins Nissan is sponsoring the September concert; opportunities are available for other local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

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.

Finding Nemo St. Simons Island

Summer Movie Series: Finding Nemo: June 15th, 2016

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your favorite family movies on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

A Little Light Music Concert

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Soul Fish: June 19th, 2016

Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.

Join us Sunday, June 19 for a Little Light Music with Soul Fish. Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, this powerful classic rock quartet will keep you dancing and singing all night long. Soul Fish is a seasoned party band well known for their versatile selection of tunes for every live performance, leaving absolutely no room for disappointment.

610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

The Farmers Market at Sea Island

The Farmers Market at Sea Island: June 25th, 2016

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show: June 25th to 26th, 2016

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. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

Summer Movie Series St. Simons Island

Summer Movie Series: Snow White: June 29th, 2016

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your favorite family movies on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase.

Show times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing

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Paint & Play at The King and Prince: Thursday, May 26th , 2016 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece!

This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.