Gene Threats Art Exhibit: Tuesday, January 9th to Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Gene Threats is a master of the colored pencil, creating works of art that depict everyday scenes from a community’s life. His artwork will be on display at the Golden Isles Welcome Center until February 2018. 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-9014.
Seamanship Course: Monday, January 15th to Monday, February 19th, 2018
The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course (ABC) or may be the first step into building boating confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures for both power and sail. Phone: 410-703-2346.
When: January 15 through February 19 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (6-Mondays)
Where: University of GA Marine Extension (715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA)
Cost of Text: $58.00 – for Golden Isles Sail and Power Squadron Members ($76.00 – for non-members)
Registration and Questions: Registration Ends January 8.
You may call or text Captain Paul Truelove at 410-703-2346, or register here.
An Overview of Coastal Georgia History: Tuesday, January 16th to Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Senior Historian, Buddy Sullivan, will present a six-week history course, “An Overview of Coastal Georgia History,” which chronologically traces Georgia’s coastal history from Native American culture through 20th century events, including World War II. While covering the coast from Savannah to St. Marys, the focus of the lecture series will be on St. Simons, Jekyll, and Brunswick. Sullivan has conducted this winter series for the Society since 1995.
The course meets on Tuesday afternoons, January 16 – February 20, 2018, from 4 – 6 p.m., at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, Georgia. The cost for the course is $65 for Society members and $110 for non-members. Registration is required by visiting here or calling (912) 634-7090.
Cal Duke Book Signing: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Cal Duke Book Signing & “Groundhog Day” Celebration!
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 2nd, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. (Author’s remarks at 6 p.m)
WHERE: The King and Prince Beach Resort Lobby, 201 Arnold Road
DETAILS: Greet and meet Cal and have him sign your book. Afterward, enjoy the splendid amenities of the Echo Restaurant & Bar, featuring live entertainment by “Robbie & Felix”
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU, but if you can’t make it and would like to see more information about the book itself on Amazon. For more info on Cal Duke, click here.
First Friday Winter Sale: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 10:00am to 9:00pm
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and On The Fly Outfitters has everything you need for someone who LOVES the outdoors. Stop by during First Friday to celebrate Falconry Friday and shop our 25% off sale!
Exclusive First Friday Sale – 25% OFF includes:
• ALL Outerwear (Jackets and mid-layers) • all Filson, Fjallraven and Orvis luggage/bags • all Sherpa knit hats + gloves • all Filson tin packer hats • all Sherpa, Filson, Freefly and Orvis pants • all Rumpl Down Blankets •BONUS: Buy 3 Get 1 Free on all Puravida and Flyvines jewelry
On the Fly Outfitters: 1501 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA
First Friday Pop Up: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Stop by on First Friday to Historic Downtown Brunswick. Our Pop Up is Sharon Roberts Design. Sip cocktails, nibble on sweet bites and shop for your Valentine. Dot & Army: 1426 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520
Poetry Reading at Janet Powers’ Gallery: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Open Poetry Reading at Janet Powers’ gallery and studio on Newcastle St in downtown Brunswick. All are invited to share their poetry and prose in a comfortable and creative environment. Be inspired by Janet Powers’ artwork before, during, and after the reading. Sign up to share at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the gallery at 5:30pm the afternoon of the event. For more info, click here or call 912-571-5434. 1626 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA.
Literary Guild Film Series | On the Beach: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
On the Beach. USA, 1959, directed by Stanley Kramer. Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner star in this 1959 doomsday classic about a U.S. submarine that surfaces near Melbourne, where the passengers learn that nuclear war has wiped out most of humanity. And it won’t be long before radiation kills the Australians as well. 133 minutes; Not Rated. This film supports The BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads Station 11.
Where: St. Simons Island Casino Theater. Cost: Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here.
Cabaret: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Broadway Comes to the Golden Isles! The Golden Age of New York cabaret will be recreated at The Cloister on Sea Island for the Symphony Society’s Cabaret 2018. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Cocktails sponsored by the Men’s Committee and the curtain rises at 7:00 p.m. with an Overture featuring the Toast of the Town. Act I brings an exceptionally fine dinner to be followed by an Intermezzo featuring a tribute to retiring Music Director and Symphony Conductor Maestro Luis Haza. The showcase of Act II is the live auction. The Finale stars Broadway veteran Robert Ray and his talented company of singers, dancers and musicians. Enjoy your favorite songs from the past and current Broadway productions. Don’t miss this special one-night-only Tribute to Broadway and to Maestro Haza. Call 912.223.6755 for more information and tickets. Phone: 912-222-5686. For more info, click here.
Island Concert Association Presents Sophie Shao and Milena Strezeva: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Cellist Sophie Shao, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions, is a versatile and passionate artist whose performances the New York Times has noted as “eloquent, powerful” and the Washington Post called “deeply satisfying.”
Praised by the critics for her “technically fluid, dramatically convincing, and sonically full-bodied supportive collaborations” (Boston Globe) – Milana Strezeva is a Moldovan-American pianist. At the age of 11 she began playing chamber music with her clarinetist father and her mother, a renowned soprano. Milana’s love for family collaboration eventually grew into a passionate advocacy of vocal and instrumental chamber music. Join us Tuesday, February 6 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church, for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.
Whiskey Wine and Wildlife 2018: Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th, February 2018
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.
Jekyll Island’s exquisite natural beauty has long drawn guests to its barrier shores. From the millionaires of America’s golden age and their vibrant history with the Jekyll Island Club, to today’s stunning new oceanfront convention center and newly revitalized Beach Village with shopping, dining and beach promenade, that also includes The Westin Jekyll Island. For more info, click here.
Trunk Show by For-moi Designs: Thursday, February 8th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us at Village Inn and Pub for a Trunk Show by For-moi Designs Handcrafted Jewelry on Feb 8th, from 5-8 pm.
Brunswick Actors Theatre Presents “Crimes of the Heart”: Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th, February 2018
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.
All performances are Saturdays at 8pm / Sundays at 3pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain – Reserved seating available. $25 PER PERSON (desserts and beverages included). February 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25, 2018. For more info call 912-262-0628 or click here.
Father Daughter Dance: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Come spend a special night with your daughter at the ACS Victory Board’s Annual Father Daughter Dance! Wear your Sunday best and dancing shoes. Tickets are on sale now at Whippersnappers, Cutie Patooties, Jill Stanford Studio and Bailey Boys. Bailey Boys and The Vine will be donating a percentage of proceeds from dress and corsage sales for the event back to ACS so be sure to mention at checkout! Ladies and Dads get ready to have fun and make lots of memories!
Ziggy Mahoney’s Restaurant & Dance Club: 206 Retreat Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-634-0999
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Community Jubilee: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
A fundraiser benefiting Keep Golden Isles Beautiful projects, efforts and initiatives. Have fun and Make A Difference at the same time by attending Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s annual COMMUNITY JUBILEE fundraiser! All proceeds support KGIB’s local programs, initiatives and projects.
Break out your dancing shoes and get ready for great local music and a whole lot of fun– Groove to the sounds of Backbeat Boulevard on Sunday, February 11th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Club at Bennie’s Red Barn on St. Simons Island.
Tickets are just $15 each until February 1st and $20 thereafter and include all the bar-b-que you can eat and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available from Pane in the Glass on St. Simons Island, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful offices and KGIB board members. Proceeds benefit Keep Golden Isles Beautiful initiatives and projects in litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling, community greening, water resource awareness and education. All ages welcome. For more info call 912-279-1490 or click here.
My Favorite Trees: Monday, February 12th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm
In recognition of Georgia Arbor Week, GIFT and the St. Simons Island Public Library will co-host a free presentation and panel discussion “My Favorite Trees” with local arborists Roger Ditmer, Resa Dollar, and Don Gardner, landscape architect Jerry Spencer and Anne Ditmer, local columnist and horticulturist. Each panelist will present information about a native tree other than the Live Oak that can be planted in our coastal landscape and make great additions to our tree canopy. The panelists will also take questions from attendees about tree selection, planting, care and maintenance.
Immediately following the seminar, the St. Simons Island Public Library will present a keynote address for this year’s Big Read. Station Eleven, this year’s selection, is a National Book award finalist. It tells the story of the end of civilization as we know it and the beginnings of an alternate world. Attendees attending the Tree Seminar are welcome to stay and attend the keynote address as well.
Reservations are recommended for the Celebration of Trees program. Contact GoldenIslesFundforTrees@gmail.com or 912-689-7408.
Island Concert Association Presents Suchan Kim and Laetitia Ruccolo: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Suchan Kim is a lyric baritone originally hailing from South Korea. Mr. Kim recently sang the role of Papageno in Bare Opera’s sold out production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in New York City. He has performed as a resident in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program as well as with The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Mannes Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera in Williamsburg, Bare Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, Loft Opera, Opera Ithaca, Boardwalk Opera, Sinfonietta of Riverdale, New York Grand Opera, New York Lyric Opera, Fairfield County Chorale, Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Sign & Sing, National Theater of Korea, Seoul Arts Center and several opera companies in South Koreasfying.”
Laetitia Ruccolo has performed all over Europe and the States as a solo pianist and accompanist. In New York, she played at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She performed in concerts hosted by violinist Joshua Bell and soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. She is one of the founding members of the companies Loft Opera and Bare Opera, and she regularly collaborates with opera companies in New York and Europe. She was a young artist at the National Opera Studio in London, where she did some residencies at the Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera and Opera North Leeds. Join us Tuesday, February 13 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at The King and Prince: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Join us for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner at the only oceanfront restaurant on St. Simons Island.
The evening will feature a carefully selected three course meal, with your choice of entree, and two seating options, our Delegal Room and the ECHO dining room. In ECHO, the regular menu will be available in addition to our special Valentine’s menu. Guests in our Delegal Room will also be serenaded by Robby + Felix.
A wine tasting to pair with the Valentine Menu will be available for an additional $25 per person. Those details, along with the full menu, are here. Call 912-268-5967 for questions or reservations.
Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 – 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. For more info, call 800-537-5142, ext., 2786 or click here.
3rd Annual St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival: Saturday 17th to Monday 19th, February 2018
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: Kevin Kling, Donald Davis, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin.
For more information and to register online, click here. Phone: 912-638-8688
Island Concert Association Presents Seraph Brass Quintet: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass quintet drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics.
Members of Seraph Brass have performed with such esteemed ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Musicians from Marlboro, the Luzern Music Festival in Switzerland, National Symphony, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea, and the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. They hold positions in the Richmond Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Artosphere Orchestra, New Chicago Brass, Tennessee Tech University, and the University of Virginia. Join us Tuesday, February 20 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.
Bark for Life Kickoff Party: Saturday, February 24th, 2018 – 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 is free and open to the public. Registration fee per dog is $20 in advance and $25 day of the event. Pier Village merchants will be offering special tastings, treats and discounts. The closing ceremony will be at Mellow Mushroom at 2:00pm with prizes! For more info, call 912-262-2504 or click here.
Golden Isles Live Presents Tony Pace: Saturday, February 24th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
As a performing artist, Tony Pace enjoys headliner status in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and with most major event organizations around the world. In addition to formal studies at Boston University and Berklee College of Music, 40 years of experience has built him a resume that industry leaders consider astounding.
His performance credits include touring with the showband Boston Pace, Growing Up Italian, performance in fundraisers, and emcee work among other things. Pace’s other accomplishments include work with video production, voice-over talent, event planning, recording industry executive, music producer, commercial & jingle writing and production and writing children’s programs.The incorporation of his voice, talent, quick comedic wit, musicianship, and a keen sense of audiences makes him the phenomenon you need to experience. He has learned the craft from the ground up and this diverse understanding better equips him to recognize the needs of the client, audiences, musicians, marketing and technical staff.
His success continued through 2004 when a two-day contract at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City extended into a 9-month long residency. A move to Las Vegas then landed him in a headliner position in the main showroom at The Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip. He enjoyed a prolonged run at the Greek Isle in Vegas. Visit here for pricing and more information. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA. 912-638-4111
Island Concert Association Presents Chelsea Chen: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Organist and composer Chelsea Chen is internationally renowned for her concerts of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and a compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times).
Chelsea Chen has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia in venues such as Singapore’s Esplanade, Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre, Kishinev’s National Organ Hall, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. As a composer she is broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based on Asian folksongs. Join us Tuesday, February 27 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church, and for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.
Enjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
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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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.
Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 12:30 p.m. to 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.
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