August 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Big Photo Show

THE 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.

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.


Sherlock Gnomes

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | SHERLOCK GNOMES: AUGUST 1, 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.

Steven Hahn

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | STEVEN C. HAHN: AUGUST 2, 2018

Historian Steven C. Hahn, Ph.D., will kick off the series on Thursday, August 2, with a program entitled “Branded and Stigmatized: Mary Musgrove and Thomas Bosomworth.” Dr. Hahn’s biography, The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove, unraveled the story of one of colonial Georgia’s most fascinating characters. Born to a Creek mother and an English father, Musgrove became a key player in the realms of trade and diplomacy, which were typically dominated by men. She and her third husband, Thomas Bosomworth, an agent of Indian affairs for General Oglethorpe who became an Anglican priest, asserted her rights to three islands and other land, and she was eventually granted St. Catherines Island. Dr. Hahn is a professor of history and department chair at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and a doctorate from Emory University.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 634-7090. 6:00 PM To 7:00 PM. Members- $50. Non Members- $95

Get Your Muse On Flamingo

PINK FLAMINGO PAINT PARTY: AUGUST 2, 2018

What home is complete without a Pink Flamingo?!

You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out! All you have to do is show up and paint and play! Local Artist Rebecca Cushing will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

You are welcome to bring your own wine and snacks with you. Limited spaces available and they fill up fast. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and choose your seat. All art supplies are included. We do not provide aprons so please dress comfortably or bring an apron with you.

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 268-0445. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. $35

American Ghost Tour Adventure

AMERICAN GHOST ADVENTURES TOUR: AUGUST 3, 2018 – AUGUST 5, 2018

Your favorite paranormal team is hitting the road again. We are headed to the wonderful St.Simon’s Island in Georgia. We have special room rates, private tour of the island, ghost tours and investigation all scheduled on this weekend trip. Come join us on this wonderful adventure!

100 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket. Limited tickets available.

Art Teachers Art Exhibit

ART TEACHERS’ ART EXHIBIT: AUGUST 3, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to showcase the work of our community’s local art teachers with the annual Art Teachers’ Art Exhibit opening with a community reception during the First Friday festivities on Aug. 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick.

“We are delighted to showcase the work of these talented teachers right before the beginning of the school year,” said Heather Heath, Executive Director. “They inspire our local students with their creativity and their artwork is always so imaginative and diverse. We are fortunate to have such amazing art teachers in our community.”

The show will include work in a range of media and many of the pieces will be for sale. The exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p. and during performances and events. Admission to all art exhibits at The Ritz Gallery is free.

For more information about the exhibit or to find complete details about upcoming shows, please contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at (912) 262-6934, info@goldenislesarts.org or click here. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Association: 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

First Friday Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: AUGUST 3, 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.

Rhythm On The River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: AUGUST 5, 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!

Literary Guild Film Series Breather

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BREATHE: AUGUST 8, 2018

UK, 2017, directed by Andy Serkis. The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of actor, Andy Serkis. 120 minutes; rated PG13.

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.

Daniel Kilbride

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | DANIEL KILBRIDE: AUGUST 9, 2018

On August 9, Daniel Kilbride, Ph.D., will present “A Marriage Not Made in Heaven: Fanny Kemble and Pierce Butler.” While researching his book, An American Aristocracy: Southern Planters in Antebellum Philadelphia, Dr. Kilbride became acquainted with the ill-fated marriage of Fanny Kemble to Pierce Mease Butler. He later wrote the essay on Kemble entitled “Becoming Georgian” for UGA Press’s Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times. Dr. Kilbride received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida and is a professor of history at John Carroll University near Cleveland, Ohio.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 634-7090. 6:00 PM To 7:00 PM.Members- $50. Non Members- $95.

Actors Guild Second Samuel

BRUNSWICK ACTORS’ THEATRE | SECOND SAMUEL: AUGUST 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2018

It was a simpler time in the late 1940s, especially in South Georgia and specifically in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel. What had been called the Great Depression was quickly fading into memory. The war had been won, the election was now over, and “Give ’em Hell Harry” was still president. It had been an exciting time for sure, but the folks in Second Samuel were ready for things to settle down and get back to normal. Except—this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, and deep dark secrets were about to be revealed. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody in Second Samuel wondering if anything would ever be normal again!

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here.

Floral Mosaic

FLORAL MOSAIC WORKSHOP: AUGUST 14, 2018

Floral Mosaic’s have quickly become a Vine favorite! Using the petals of some of our favorite florals, we will teach you how to create a mosaic of your choice that fits your personality and your home!

All workshops will be hosted in our new Greenhouse event space located directly behind The Vine.

HOURS 5:30 – 7:30pm. 12 Market Street, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522. $95. For more info, click here.

Devy Eyler

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS DEVY BRUCH EYLER: AUGUST 14, 2018

No Mama, I Didn’t Die with Devy Bruch Eyler. For three decades (1920s through 1950s) Georgia Tann and her agency, the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, stole thousands of infants from poor mothers and sold them to wealthy families across the U.S. Devy was one of those children. This book is her story of the search for her origins.

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

Herbert and Lou Hoover

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | HERBERT AND LOU HOOVER: AUGUST 16, 2018

Presidential couple Herbert and Lou Hoover will be the subject of the August 16 lecture. The Hoovers visited Coastal Georgia as guests of Howard Coffin in 1930. Canadian author Kenneth Whyte has recently published a critically acclaimed biography that examines the 31st president’s remarkable career. Revered for organizing major relief efforts in Europe during World War I, Hoover was later maligned as president during the Great Depression. At his side in good times and bad was his wife Lou, an accomplished person in her own right. The couple met at Stanford University, where Mrs. Hoover graduated as the only female geology major. Whyte is the former editor-in-chief of Maclean’s magazine and author of The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst, a Washington Post Book of the Year.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 634-7090. 6:00 PM To 7:00 PM. Members- $50. Non Members- $95.

Literary Guild The Concert

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE CONCERT: AUGUST 17, 2018

The Concert, France, 2009, directed by Radu Mihăileanu.  Russian maestro Andrey seizes a chance to reunite his orchestra and reclaim his life 30 years after politics destroyed his career.  After intercepting an invitation sent to the Bolshoi, he gathers a ragtag band of ex-colleagues to realize his dream.  In French with English subtitles; 107 minutes; rated PG13.

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

St. Simons Island Arts and Crafts

END OF SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFT MARKET: AUGUST 18, 2018 – AUGUST 19, 2018

End of Summer Arts & Craft Show Postell Market from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 230-1042. For more info, click here.

Chautauqua Lecture Series Aug 23

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES: AUGUST 23, 2018

The series will close on August 23 with a lecture on the relationship between American artist Maxfield Parrish and his wife Lydia. In the early 20th century, St. Simons Island became a seasonal refuge for Lydia Parrish. She developed an interest in the preservation of the Gullah Geechee musical heritage, publishing the landmark Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands in 1942. The lecture, “Getting Away from It All: Maxfield and Lydia Parrish, from New Hampshire to Georgia,” will be presented by Sylvia Yount, the Lawrence A. Fleishman Curator in Charge of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yount organized a major exhibition on Maxfield Parrish, with accompanying catalog, for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 634-7090. 6:00 PM To 7:00 PM. Members- $50. Non Members- $95. 

ECHO Moonrise

MOONRISE AT ECHO: AUGUST 26, 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

Sounds By The Sea

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: AUGUST 26, 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.

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

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on.

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.

Literary Guild Film Series Liverpool

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL: AUGUST 29, 2018

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, UK, 2017, directed by Paul McGuigan. Annette Bening shines as movie star Gloria Grahame’s intense affair with much younger actor springs back to life via flashbacks when he comes to the aid of the ailing Grahame, who spends her final days with her former lover while battling breast cancer. 105 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.

Southern Grown Festival 2018

SOUTHERN GROWN FESTIVAL: AUGUST 31, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the fourth annual Southern Grown, giving guests the chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, kicking off with Friday night’s Garden & Gun signature dinner and show, featuring Nashville-based, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Saturday’s Southern Grown Marketplace, presented by Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, along with “How to be a Southerner” workshops and demonstrations will round out the daytime activities. Saturday evening will be a high-energy concert with GRAMMY®-nominated group NEEDTOBREATHE on Rainbow Island. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by Southern chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island.

For details, complete schedules, and to purchase tickets. click here.


St Simons Island Antique Show

ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 2, 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. FREE.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

A Little Light Music

A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING SOUNDS OF MOTOWN: SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

The Sensational Sounds of Motown have been entertaining audiences throughout the Southeast for nearly 20 years with their excellent, high-energy performances. The band is comprised of six veteran musicians with an impressive list of touring and performance credits under their belts. You’ll hear Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Sly Stone… and that’s just in the first set!

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.

Rhythm On The River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER | SQUIRT GUN: SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

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

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.

 

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