Archive for June, 2018

July 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 29th, 2018

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GEORGE NETHERTON EXHIBIT: 
JUNE 15, 2018 – JULY 31, 2018

The southeastern coast is a great place to be a landscape painter. The abstract shapes within landscapes, provide an endless source of fascination and painting material. George is drawn to the subtle colors that continually change throughout the year whether they are marshes, skies, beaches, waterways, or architecture.

The exhibit is available daily from 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM at the Golden Isles Welcome Center: 529 Beachview Dr, 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-9014.

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY THROUGH JULY 14, 2018

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries-old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7333. $15. 7/6/2018, 7/11/2018, 7/14/2018

A Little Light Music

A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING FUNK BROTHERHOOD: JULY 1, 2018

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-7099.

Gene Threats

GENE THREATS ART EXHIBIT: JULY 6, 2018 – JULY 31, 2018

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will be showcasing the artwork of local artist Gene Threats during the month of July. The exhibit will open on First Friday, July 6th with a reception from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Art has always been a part of Gene’s life; he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Valdosta State University but was unable to fully pursue his career after graduation as he was committed to assisting his mother who was ill. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with total kidney failure and had to undergo rigorous dialysis treatments. It was during this time that he took up color pencils and would draw during his treatments. He has established a unique body of work all done with color pencils.

Gene’s work represents religious and family themes, including community events and locations with an emphasis on people in particular African-American life and culture. “We are delighted to be hosting Gene’s work again,” said Heather Heath, Executive Director. “It is amazing the depth and vibrancy he achieves in what many may consider a very simple medium. I know patrons will be impressed and moved by his work.”

Join us for the opening reception on First Friday, July 6th or stop by The Ritz Theatre Gallery Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm during the month of July or by appointment. For more information, please call 912.262.6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Association: 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Rhythm on the RiverRHYTHM ON THE RIVER: JUNE 1, 2018

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event featuring Hired Guns from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!

Red White and Brew

RED WHITE & BREW: JULY 3, 2018

Come celebrate July 4th a day early at The Greenhouse with some live music from the Pine Box Dwellers, BBQ from Southern Soul, and more!

The Pine Box Dwellers are a musical family of friends from Waycross, GA. With their unique blend of “Swampadelic” Americana the Pine Box Dwellers take you on a free wheeling trip through a distorted fun house of southern rock archetypes.

The Greenhouse: 10 Market Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:30 PM To 11:00 AM. For tickets, click here. $20 online, $25 at the door
*Tickets are non-refundable. 21 and over.

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SUMMER KID SHOW SERIES | SMURFS: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 3, 2018 – JULY 5, 2018

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2018 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.


Big Photo ShowTHE BIG PHOTO SHOW: JULY 3, 2018 – AUGUST 3, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM. For more info, call (912) 638-8770, click here, or email info@glynnvisualarts.org.

Opening reception (free) Thursday, July 5th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Awards Presentation at 6:15 PM). Refreshments will be served. Guests at the reception can vote for the “Peoples’ Choice”. Gallery is open Tues – Sat 10 AM – 5 PM Closed Sundays & Mondays.

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

The show will be judged by prominent artists & photography experts: Ben Galland, photographer, principal of h2o creative group, an advertising and marketing firm in Brunswick, Georgia; publisher of three books with more to come; and, Jeff LeMieux – Professor of Arts and Humanities at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo Gallery in historic downtown Brunswick, and Curator of the Horton Gallery at the Southeast Georgia Hospital – Brunswick Campus.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “Best of the Best” is a companion exhibit of The Big Photo Show. It is being held concurrently with the main show at the Glynn Visual Arts Gallery at the Visitor’s/Welcome Center in the Pier Village, at 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, GA. This exhibition presents many of the top, winning photographs from past Big Photo Shows. Welcome Center is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5.

Golf Cart Parade

4TH OF JULY ANNUAL GOLF CART PARADE: JULY 4, 2018

Decorate your golf cart in a patriotic theme. Prize awarded for “most patriotic.” Donation $10 to benefit Coastal Animal Rescue Society. Registration begins at 2:00 p.m., parade begins at 2:30 p.m. For more info, click here. 2 PM – 3 PM. Park Ave near the ball park.

Brunswick 4th of July

OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY: JULY 4, 2018

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 7:00 PM To 9:30 PM. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

This Fourth of July, bring yourself, your family and friends and join thousands of happy kids and adults for free games, free watermelon, and of course free fireworks at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick.

The festivities start at 7:00 p.m. and feature organized and supervised classic games like sack races, tug-of-wars, horseshoes, various ball games, hula-hoop contests and more. Players compete for prizes of delicious whole South Georgia watermelons. Can’t win or just don’t want to play but you still have a taste for watermelon? Free slices are handed out all evening, compliments of the City of Brunswick.

The fireworks over the waters of the East River and Oglethorpe Bay start about 9:00 p.m. and last 30 minutes. A great, fun, family event that’s sponsored each year by The City of Brunswick, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, and the Downtown Development Authority.

Sunshine Festival

SUNSHINE FESTIVAL: JULY 4, 2018 – JULY 7, 2018

St. Simons Island Pier: Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-0628 or click here.

Celebrate the 4th of July on St. Simons Island! This multi-day festival is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day on the Georgia coast. Complete with an arts & crafts show, 5K race and fireworks, everyone is sure to have a good time!

The Sunshine Festival Race will take place Wednesday, July 4th. The 5K race starts at 7:00am, and the 1 mile fun run starts at 8:00am. Race and award ceremony will take place at Mallery Park (601 Mallery Street). For more information about the race, visit goldenislestrackclub.com

Fireworks will be held the evening of July 4th at sundown, around 9:00. The fireworks display will take place at the Pier.

Annual St. Simons Island 4th of July Arts & Crafts Show at Postell Park! Hosted by Brunswick Actors Theatre/SoGlo Gallery will take place July 4-7. For more information about the arts and crafts show, visit soglogallery.com


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CAL DUKE BOOK SIGNING: JULY 5, 2018 – JULY 7, 2018

Join us at the patio between Halyards and Tramici on St. Simons Island for the book signings by local author Cal Duke on the evenings of July 5, 6, and 7 between the hours of 6 and 10:30 p.m.

Duke’s inspirational memoir, “Keep On Smilin'” has garnered several five-star reviews on Amazon since being released in February. For more info about the book visit: www.CalDukePublishing.com. Tramici: 75 Cinema Lane, (Across From Island Cinemas), St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM To 10:30 PM.

First Friday Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: JULY 6, 2018

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. 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM. Norwich Street Brunswick , Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

Last Flag Flying

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | LAST FLAG FLYING: JULY 6, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Last Flag Flying. USA, 2018, directed by Richard Linklater. The acclaimed director’s latest film is a moving tribute to the gold star families struggling with the loss of a loved one who proudly serve their country while coming to terms with the reason or lack thereof. It also highlights the importance of friendship, family and love regardless of time or distance. Steve Carrel and Brian Cranston star. 125 minutes; rated R.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here.


Emoji Movie

SUMMER KID SHOW SERIES | EMOJI MOVIE: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 10, 2018 – JULY 12, 2018

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2018 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Terrariums

TINY TOTS NIGHT LIGHT TERRARIUMS: JULY 10, 2018

Plantings aren’t just for adults! These creative terrariums are a perfect weeknight date for you and your little ones. We will be creating woodland terrariums equipped with mini string lights to act as a soft night light for your child to enjoy during bedtime stories or throughout the night!

The Greenhouse: 10 Market Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM. $95/person. All workshops will be hosted in our new Greenhouse event space located directly behind The Vine. For more info, click here.
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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | COCO: JULY 11, 2018

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

Laser Light Party

BRUNSWICK BASH: JULY 13, 2018

Join us for Brunswick Bash with food, games, prizes, slime, giveaways, drinks, live DJ, and more! Family friendly from 6 pm to 10:30 pm and adults from 11 pm to 1 am. Tickets are $5 with kids 12 and under are free with adult supervision. Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

Summer Classic Film Festival

SUMMER CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL: JULY 13, 2018 – JULY 15, 2018

The Summer Classic Film Festival returns to the Ritz July 13 -15, 2018 with a full weekend of films from what is considered the greatest year for movies, 1939. Great movies, fun events and free popcorn courtesy of MTR Real Estate make for a not to be missed weekend.

On Friday, July 13, the Summer Classic Film Festival will kick off with a talk about “The Year of the Movie” followed by a screening of the ground-breaking western, Destry Rides Again starring Marlene Dietrich and Jimmy Stewart. On Saturday, July 14 at 3 pm, join us for cookies and punch and The Women, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell in the best catty, gossipy and brilliantly acted fast-paced farce. Filmgoers can then take a break in one of downtown Brunswick’s participating restaurants for a special film meal and return to the Ritz by 7 pm and head-down the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends in The Wizard of Oz. And on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, our favorite Civil War romance, Gone With the Wind will screen and patrons will have the option of adding the intermission meal to their ticket – Chef Judah Lynch and Indigo Coastal Shanty will be dishing up at “Taste of the South” during the break.

A pass for all four films plus the Sunday afternoon meal is only $35; a pass for all 4 films without the meal is only $20; individual movie tickets are only $7 each. Sunday afternoon meal and movie only $18/person.

Reservations for the weekend pass or the Sunday afternoon meal ticket must be made by Monday July 9, 2018. Tickets can be purchased online at www.goldenislesarts.org or the Ritz Theatre box office, 1530 Newcastle St., Tuesdays-Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call (912) 262-6934 or click here. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520.

Ninjago

SUMMER KID SHOW SERIES | THE NINJAGO MOVIE: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 17, 2018 – JULY 19, 2018

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2018 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Sounds by the Sea

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: JULY 22, 2018

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

Annie Akins, will take the stage on July 22. Talented Savannah-based musicians Maggie and Jackson Evans perform their unique blend of jazz and salsa on August 26. And Gwen Hughes & The Kats will close out the season on September 23 with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present day.

For more than 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts. Sounds by the Sea offers a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Says Heather Heath, Executive Director, “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 summertime 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 Magic 105.9, 104.1 The Wave, and 92.7 SSI (radio sponsor) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to join the fun and sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 27th and are only $30. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Junior Golf at The King and Prince

JUNIOR GOLF SUMMER PROGRAM AT THE KING AND PRINCE GOLF COURSE: JULY 24 – JULY 26, 2018

Summer is the perfect time of year for kiddos to try new hobbies. The summer golf program instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional, focuses on the education, instruction, skills drills, and competitions. Ages 8-15 are welcome and lunch is included. Registration required. Call 912-634-0255 for details.
Jonathan Putnam

COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS JONATHAN PUTNAM: JULY 24, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Jonathan Putnam and Final Resting Place. Jonathan is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and is a nationally renowned trial lawyer and a recognized Lincoln scholar. His new book is the third in the Lincoln and Speed Mystery Series.

St. Simons Casino Building, Room 108: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:30 AM. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here.

Despicable Me 3

SUMMER KID SHOW SERIES | DESPICABLE ME 3: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 24, 2018 – JULY 26, 2018

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2018 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Moonrise at ECHO

MOONRISE AT ECHO: JULY 27, 2018

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For reservations or more info, call (912) 268-5967. #EatDrinkECHO

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS LYLE ROEBUCK: JULY 31, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Lyle Roebuck and Flannery O’Connor and the Southern Gothic Tradition. Lyle is a native of St. Simons Island and a Glynn Academy graduate. He has an MA from University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and studied Classical Languages and Literatures at University of Chicago.

St. Simons Casino Building, Room 108: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:30 AM. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here.

Live Music at ECHO


LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND
Visit the event calendar at The King and Prince events for details.

Prime Rib Dinner

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAYS
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights from 5:00 PM. to 10:00 PM. 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 ECHO Restaurant specials. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS
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. Weekly – 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM.
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, visit ECHO Restaurant.

June 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 1st, 2018

ArtTrendsART TRENDS ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT: MAY 1, 2018 – JUNE 8, 2018

On Thursday, May 10th, Art Trends will celebrate its 3rd anniversary with an opening reception featuring unique original contemporary art by the 9 participating artists of the gallery. The celebration will be co-hosted by the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce.

Featured in the ‘Back to the Future’ Contemporary Show will be new works in an outstanding range of motifs and mediums. Artists featured are Jennifer Broadus, Karen Burnett, Helen Carmichael, Dottie Clark, Ella Cart, Dottie Clark, Suzy Dmetruk, Marjorie Hill, & Trish Rugaber. Exciting work by the gallery’s new 3-dimensional sculptor, Justine Ferreri, will also be featured.

ArtTrends Gallery Anniversary celebration will be held on Thursday, May 10th – 4:00- 7:00 pm. The public is welcome. For more information, click here or email info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz.

Gallery hours – Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm. 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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CATHERINE HILLIS EXHIBIT: MAY 7, 2018 – JUNE 30, 2018

Catherine Hillis has enjoyed the arts all her life. She won awards for her artwork as a child and was a musician in high school and college. As a youngster, she acted and modeled in print and television ads, later majoring in Theatre at the University of Georgia. She knew she would always be involved in the arts in some way.

Her journalist husband’s career took her to different cities, finally settling in the Virginia and Washington D.C. area, where she established her reputation as a fine art water color artist and a popular instructor. In late 2017, she moved to St. Simons Island, on the coast of southern Georgia, to continue her work, inspired by the low country, the beach and the spirit of the area.

Hillis works both in the studio and outdoors. During the past few years, the artist has traveled extensively to plein air competitions, fulfilling her love for painting nature and history. She is drawn to scenes that are often forgotten or neglected and finds the intrinsic beauty in them. Hillis believes that observation is her best teacher and she is known for the effect of light and movement in her work.

Hillis has won hundreds of awards and honors at competitive shows regionally and nationally. She has earned eight Signature Memberships from national watercolor organizations, was one of 40 elected members of the prestigious Washington Society of Landscape Painters and is an elected member of the Georgia Coastal Artists Guild. For more info, call (703) 431-6877.

Golden Isles Welcome Center: 529 Beachview Dr, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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GLYNN VISUAL ARTS “WHO ARE YOU” EXHIBIT: MAY 10, 2018 – JUNE 30, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA), the premier community art center of Glynn County announces a new exhibit entitled “Who are You?” This compelling exhibit will reveal a collection of selfies and self-portraits in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, mixed-media and photography, uniquely representing the artists themselves.

The concept of self-portraiture is inherently linked to the concept of self-consciousness. The idea of this exhibition is about exploring how we present ourselves to the world. How do we see ourselves as opposed to how others see us? Artistic renderings and representations can be symbolic, realistic or abstract. Work presented will include both two and three dimensional work.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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PUBLIC ARCHEOLOGY EVENT: MAY 29, 2018 – JUNE 7, 2018

Fort Frederica National Monument with the assistance of the Southeast Archeological Center, Friends of Fort Frederica, and Golden Isles Archaeology Society will be hosting archeological excavations within the Town of Frederica from May 29-June 7, 2018. Fort Frederica is inviting members of the public to come out to the park and assist the archeologists during the excavations from May 31-June 6 between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, email Michael_seibert@nps.gov.

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: JUNE 1, 2018

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. 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM. Norwich Street Brunswick , Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

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GEORGIA SEA ISLANDS FESTIVAL 2018: JUNE 2, 2018

For over 30 years the Georgia Sea Island Festival on St. Simons Island, Georgia has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts, and food of the coastal barrier islands. Smoked mullet, fried fish, sweet potato pone, homemade ice cream, and demonstrations of traditional Gullah Geechee knitting cast net and sweet grass baskets attract visitors from around the nation.

Each year the highlight of the festival are the musicians – young, old, and some “with an old heart” — who perform traditional spirituals, work songs, and plays handed down by their ancestors. The festival on St. Simons Island was first organized in 1977 by members of the Georgia Sea Island Singers, Mable Hillery and Bessie Jones, and carried on today by Frankie Quimby and the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition.

11:00 AM To 6:00 PM. Gascoigne Bluff, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-0330.

RhythmOnTheRiverRHYTHM ON THE RIVER: JUNE 3, 2018

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event featuring Michaele and the Ambiguous from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!

RecycledCraftsRECYCLED CRAFTS: JUNE 5, 2018

Tamara Daughtry has a creative knack for turning something ordinary into something beautiful. Learn how everyday items like magazines, a tin can, or newspaper can become a lasting work of art and tell a story of the coast. Join us as we turn on our creative and resourceful in this earth-friendly workshop that’s fun for all ages. Art supplies —and fun!—will be provided.

6:30 PM- OHM’s Brunswick Office: 1312 Newcastle St., 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here.
$25 members | $35 non-members
Space is limited – reservations are required.

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS GALEN GARWOOD: JUNE 6, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Art, Elephants and Imagination with Galen Garwood. The artist and author will talk about his young life growing up on St. Simons, his life as an artist and his work in Thailand to help educate and inform the public about the plight of the Asian elephants and introduce his memoir, Sell the Monkey.

Wednesday, June 6, 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, Room 108, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE INSULT: JUNE 6, 2018

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. In Arabic with English subtitles. 94 minutes; Not Rated.

Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS MARY KAY ANDREWS: JUNE 8, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Mary Kay Andrews. Mary Kay is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels. Often called the “Queen of the Perfect Beach Reads,” she joins us to talk about her latest book, The High Tide Club. Partially set on Sea Island, it is a novel about new love, old secrets and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.

Friday, June 8, 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY BETWEEN JUNE 8, 2018 – JULY 14, 2018

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries-old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7333. $15.

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SOUTHERN GROWN CONCERT SERIES | SHOVELS AND ROPE: JUNE 8, 2018

Shovels & Rope are an American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina composed of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Shovels & Rope blends traditional folk, rock and roll, and country rock.

At the end of 2017, Shovels & Rope delivered the anticipated second iteration of Busted Jukebox, a compilation of cover songs featuring artists such as Brandi Carlile, Hayes Carll, and John Moreland. This followed up the first Busted Jukebox record, which toted collaborations with Shakey Graves, The Milk Carton Kids, Lucius, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Their latest LP release is Little Seeds, on which Trent and Hearst as ever play all the instruments and penned the material, which range from stomping rockers to delicate acoustic-based numbers. The electrifying New West Records bow by Shovels & Rope finds the award-winning duo exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, highly personal new songs. Rainbow Island: 130 Sea Island Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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COMEDIAN TAYLOR MASON: JUNE 9, 2018

Living Well Ministries “Living Well with a Merry Heart” Annual Fundraiser presents Taylor Mason, Ventriloquist & Comedian! Back by popular demand!! Taylor Mason’s quick wit, flawless delivery and polished material make him a hit with audiences of all ages. He is a ventriloquist, musician and stand-up comedian.

Doors open at 6pm – Show starts at 7pm. Advanced Tickets $10 – $14 at the door. Call 912-279-0480 for tickets. St. Simons Community Church: 2700 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 279-0480.

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GULLAH GEECHEE FILM FESTIVAL: June 9, 2018

Fort Frederica National Monument is proud to partner with the Gullah Geechee National Heritage Corridor on June 9th, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The park will showcase three short films about the Gullah Geechee heritage followed by a discussion/question session. The movies will be screened within the visitor center auditorium. The event is open to the public and is free.

We will also be posting ancillary materials for people who want to do more background reading and viewing here.

Please note: the doc “Language Your Cry In” has brief scenes of female nudity and animal sacrifice in a recreation of an ancient, Mende funeral ritual. For more information on the event and other events please contact Michael Seibert at 912-638-3639×104 or michael_seibert@nps.gov

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SOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: JUNE 9, 2018

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. 9:00 AM To 1:00 PM. The Market At Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-3994.

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A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING LOOSE CHAIN: JUNE 10, 2018

Based out of Atlanta, Loose Chain performs music for all generations guaranteeing a packed dance floor the entire night. Their diverse repertoire of popular songs will get any party started, and their incredible talent and energizing stage presence will keep the party going all night long!

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-7099.


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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS SUSAN M. BOYER: JUNE 12, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Susan M. Boyer and Lowcountry Bookshop. Susan is the author of the USA Today’s bestselling (and delightful) Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel and garnered several other award nominations. She visits the Guild to talk about her seventh book in the series, Lowcountry Bookshop.

When: Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, Room 108, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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DESIGNED FOR MORE LAUNCH PARTY: JUNE 12, 2018

Designed For More book is based on a natural phenomenon called a Murmuration. It is a massive gathering of starlings: one of nature’s most incredible phenomena with 100,000 or more birds flocking and flying in beautiful symmetry. With the sky as their canvas, the starlings produce art in motion, consistently avoiding collisions as the waves of their movements caress the clouds. These special formations occur only in a few locations throughout the world, leaving their audiences breathless. So why do these formations occur? And how are they possible? Recent science and video technology have been able to study Murmurations in new ways, revealing the why and the how. The implications are groundbreaking.

5:30pm – Strolling Reception and Book Signing. Open invitation to everyone! The Lodge At Sea Island Golf Club: 100 Retreat Avenue, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | PETER RABBIT: JUNE 13, 2018

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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GOLDEN ISLES PENGUIN PROJECT | PETER PAN JR: JUNE 14, 2018 – JUNE 17, 2018

The Golden Isles Penguin Project, a musical theatre production that casts children and young adults with disabilities in all roles, is proud to present Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. on June 14 – 17, 2018 at the Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. Evening performances begin at 7 pm; Sunday afternoon matinee at 3 pm.

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up and his adventures in Neverland.  Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!  It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero. This magical story features one adventure after another and includes wonderful songs like You Can Fly/Fly to Your Heart, Never Smile at a Crocodile and What Makes the Brave Man Brave.

Rehearsal began in February with 30 Artists ages 10 to 24 who will bring the story to life on the Ritz Theatre stage. Each artist is assisted on stage by a peer Mentor who works side by side with his or her partner. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities coordinates the Penguin Project with Executive Director Heather Heath directing the show ably assisted by musical director Annie Akins and choreographer Lisa Jinkins.

Tickets are now available for the Golden Isles Penguin Project’s production of Disney’s Peter Pan, JR. Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $10 and $15 for nonmembers.  Day of show tickets for members are $15 and $20 for nonmembers. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each. To purchase advance tickets, visit www.goldenislesarts.org or the Ritz Theatre box office, 1530 Newcastle St., Tuesdays-Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, click here or call (912) 262-6934.

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | LEAVEY: JUNE 20, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Leavey, USA, 2017, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Based on the true-life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. 110 minutes; rated PG.

Cost: Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. ALSO, PLEASE CANCEL RESERVATION IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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RANI GARNER OPENING SHOW & RECEPTION: JUNE 22, 2018

Join Anderson Fine Art Gallery for the opening show and reception for Rani Garner and his Southern Light exhibit from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. For more info call (912) 634-8414 or email mand@mindspring.com. Anderson Fine Art Gallery: 3309 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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SEA TURTLES AFTER DARK: JUNE 22, 2018

Who comes out on our beaches after the sun goes down? What parts of our eyes help us see at night? How do other animals see, hear, and find their way in the dark? Join Catherine Ridley, SSI Sea Turtle Project Director and OHM’s VP of Communications and Education, as we discover these and other nocturnal secrets. In the heat of Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season, keep your eyes peeled for loggerhead sea turtle tracks! If we’re lucky, we might spot a nesting sea turtle laying her eggs in the sand. We’ll explore the nesting beach after dark and talk about Georgia’s sea turtles’ natural history and our turtle monitoring program. Through hands-on activities geared toward families and participants of all ages, you won’t soon forget this after-hours beach night hike!

Friday, June 22 • 8:30 pm. $15 members | $20 non-members | $8 Kids 12 and under. St. Simons Island Beach – Coast Guard Station: First Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: JUNE 23, 2018 – JUNE 24, 2018

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! All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here. FREE

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SOUNDS BY THE SEA: JUNE 24, 2018

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

Soulful southern songwriter Jaime Renee and her band The Walkers return on June 24 as they launch their new CD and our sultry songstress of the Golden Isles, Annie Akins, will take the stage on July 22. Talented Savannah-based musicians Maggie and Jackson Evans perform their unique blend of jazz and salsa on August 26. And Gwen Hughes & The Kats will close out the season on September 23 with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present day.

For more than 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts. Sounds by the Sea offers a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Says Heather Heath, Executive Director, “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 summertime 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 Magic 105.9, 104.1 The Wave, and 92.7 SSI (radio sponsor) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to join the fun and sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 27th and are only $30. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free.

Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 262-6934. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM.

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JUNIOR GOLF SUMMER PROGRAM AT THE KING AND PRINCE GOLF COURSE: JUNE 26 – JUNE 28, 2018

Summer is the perfect time of year for kiddos to try new hobbies. The summer golf program instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional, focuses on the education, instruction, skills drills, and competitions. Ages 8-15 are welcome and lunch is included. Registration required. Call 912-634-0255 for details. Session 1: June 26- 28 (and Session 2: July 24-26)

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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | THE NUT JOB 2: JUNE 27, 2018

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: JUNE 28, 2018

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For reservations or more info, call (912) 268-5967.

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | FACES PLACES: JUNE 29, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Faces Places, France, 2017, directed by Agnes Varda and J.R. Varda. One of the leading lights of France’s honored French New Wave cinema era and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., partake on a special art project. Along the way, the old cinematic veteran and the young artistic idealist enjoy an odd friendship as they chat and explore their views on the world as only they can. In French with English subtitles; 89 minutes; rated PG.

Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here. 7:30 PM To 9:00 PM. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND
Visit the event calendar at The King and Prince events for details.

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PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAYS
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights from 5:00 PM. to 10:00 PM. 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 ECHO Restaurant specials. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

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SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS
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. Weekly – 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM.
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, visit ECHO Restaurant.