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February 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, January 27th, 2017

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Phone: 1-800-537-5142, ext., 2786

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

April Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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

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

 

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

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

Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 10 am – 1 pm

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Admission: $25; Food will be served.

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Grown Concert Series

 

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

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

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

1 College Drive,

Brunswick, GA 31520

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

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

RSVP online at www.GreenSceneGA.org

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

 

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

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

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

1001 Mansfield Street,

Brunswick, GA 31520

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

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

 

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

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons Island

 

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

Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

 

July 2015 Events in The Golden Isles

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

“Sounds by the Sea” with Sam Rodriguez: Sunday, July 12th 7-9pm at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island- Formerly “Jazz in the Park”, this is a summer concert series hosted by The Golden Isles Arts & Humanities which showcases the best musicians our area has to offer! Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chair or blanket and your friends and spend the evening relaxing while you listen to music and feel the cool ocean breeze. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are free. For more information, visit their website.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Mason Waters and the Groove All Stars: Sunday, July 19th at 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Art Gallery Crawl: Thursday, July 23rd from 5-8pm- This crawl features work from over 100 artists! Bring your friends and start at any gallery listed. Trolleys will provide transportation between each gallery. Galleries participating are: Wallin Gallery, Palmer Gallery, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Artist’s Annex Gallery, Glynn Visual Arts and GVA Gallery. For more information, visit their website.

Paint Party at The King and Prince, Presented by ECHO: Thursday, July 30th from 6-9pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort- Let your inner Picasso out with a glass of wine and sign up for this fun event! The $55 fee includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call ECHO to reserve your seat at 912-268-5967.