Archive for January, 2019

February 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Syd Summerhill SculptureGLYNN VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT: JANUARY 2, 2019 – FEBRUARY 16, 2019

R : I : S : E
Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present our first exhibition of 2019, RISE. This exhibition features the work of photographer, Paula Eubanks and sculptor, Syd Summerhill.

The surrealistic photography of Paula Eubanks makes a statement about sea level rise in a unique and provocative way. A native of the Georgia coastal area and a scholar of the historic architectural sites along with the ecology of Georgia’s barrier islands, Paula addresses the issue of sea level rise through juxtaposing images of the historic coastal buildings with imagery of water within those architectural boundaries creating beautiful and thought-provoking imaginings and compositions. The Sea Level Series is crafted using images made in historic coastal buildings, like Fort Clinch and Fort Pulaski where sea level is measured, and structures on Ossabaw, Saint Simons and Cumberland Islands, combined with images of water. Usually the beach is a place for play and appreciation of great beauty where a view of the water is highly valued. As sea level rises, that same charismatic water could become a threat.

Syd Summerhill’s elegant marble and bronze sculptures are exhibited coast to coast and are held in significant collections throughout the country. His range and intimate knowledge of the materials with which he works have led to a prolific body of work from maquettes to monumental pieces. His figurative work, whether in marble, stone, wood or bronze, are light, warm and graceful. Syd is a member of The National Sculpture Society and co-founder of the Art City School of Sculpture in Southern California. He is largely self-taught and his work has won awards across the country. He now lives and works on Saint Simons Island.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Fore more info, call (912) 638-8770, email susan@glynnvisualarts.org, or click here.

Robert A. Kelterborn

“THE ROADS LESS TRAVELED” BY ROBERT A. KELTERBORN: FEBRUARY 1, 2019 – FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau (in association with Glynn Visual Arts): 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

The 30 photographs in this show are representative of his past 50 years as an amateur photographer. The subjects are of the less noticed scenes along the back roads depicting the local vernacular. They are mostly from the South with Glynn County well represented.

Robert A. Kelterborn began photographing his surroundings during high school in Garden City, NY (1968). He studied Photographic Science and Technology and received degrees from State University of New York and Rochester Institute of Technology. During a 45-year career in the printing industry he remained an avid amateur photographer. His business travels began in the Southeastern States, allowing many opportunities to photograph the southern vernacular.

Currently he is an associate member of The South Street Photography Group of Atlanta, GA led by Chip Simone, is an Artist member of Glynn Visual Arts, and member of the Coastal Photographers Guild.

ECHO Wine WednesdaysWINE WEDNESDAYS: RECURRING WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Every Wednesday, from 4-10pm, come enjoy 10% off of wine (by the bottle or glass) or $4 glasses of house wine. Now through February 27, we also have live music planned with Monique Cothern from 5-8pm.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-268-5967

Downtown Brunswick First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Norwich Street Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

Cabaret 2019 Music of the NightCABARET 2019: FEBRUARY 2, 2019

Cabaret 2019 “Music of the Night,” will feature an evening of fun, fellowship, and frivolity, with the musical talents of California recording artist Nick Palance. Guests will enjoy a three course dinner, live entertainment, and bidding on the live and silent auctions. Support the Coastal Symphony of Georgia through patronage of this event, which will further the Symphony’s goal of providing world class music to the Golden Isles. 6:00 PM To 10:00 PM

For more info, call (912) 262-1228 or click here. The Greenhouse: 10 Market Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Chocolate Making ClassCHOCOLATE CLASS: FEBRUARY 2, 2019

We are so excited for this rare opportunity! Dale Potts Chocolatier Extraordinaire, owner of Sugar Marsh Cottage in Darien is going to teach us all about making chocolate.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

2019 Green Screen Film FestivalGREEN SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL: FEBRUARY 2, 2019

Green Scene of Coastal Georgia is excited to announce the 2019 Green Screen Film Festival at the Historic Ritz Theatre on February 2nd from 2-5pm. Join us for this year’s feature film presentation of Sonic Sea (60 min). FREE ADMISSION! ($5 suggested donation)

Historic Ritz Theatre: 503 Mansfield Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 279-1490 or click here.

Get Your Muse On Eiffel Tower Paint PartyLA TOUR EIFFEL PAINT PARTY: FEBRUARY 7, 2019

During the month of LOVE, what could be more romantic than an evening in Paris?! Can’t hop a plane right now? Not a problem! Pop on a beret and bring some brie and macaroons and join us to paint this ethereal portrait of Paris’ most iconic symbol!

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. $35 per person. 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. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here.

100 MilesNATURALIST 101 – MASTER YOUR COASTAL GEORGIA KNOWLEDGE: FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Fort King George Lecture with Historic Site Manager and Historian Valarie Ikhwan

Our education programs are designed to help coastal residents and enthusiasts build an encyclopedia of knowledge about Georgia’s coastal habitats and wildlife. Through our hands-on Naturalist 101 series, participants will increase their understanding of local conservation issues and find opportunities to take action to protect our 100-mile coast. Browse our programs and explore the coast with us! 7:00 PM

100 Miles: 1312 Newcastle St., 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 264-4111 or click here.

Whiskey, Wine & WildlifeWHISKEY WINE AND WILDLIFE 2019: FEBRUARY 7, 2019 – FEBRUARY 10, 2019

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.

The Westin Jekyll Island: 110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For more info, call (843) 812-5802, email Info@whiskeywineandwildlife.com, or click here.

BlacKkKlansmanLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BLACKKKLANSMAN: FEBRUARY 8, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents BlacKkKlansman, USA, 2018, directed by Spike Lee. Based on the 2014 memoir by Ron Stallworth, (John David Washington, who is Denzel’s son) when he becomes the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. He sets out to prove his worth by infiltrating the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague (Adam Driver) to go undercover as a white supremacist; 135 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.

Hygge Dining SUPPER CLUB WITH DEBY SORENSEN: FEBRUARY 8, 2019

Would you like to learn more about Danish Culture & Traditions? Join us for a cultivating Hygge dining experience with Deby Sorensen. 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM. $75

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

Brunswick Show StoppersBRUNSWICK ACTORS’ THEATRE | SHOW STOPPERS: DATES VARY BETWEEN FEBRUARY 9, 2019 – FEBRUARY 24, 2019

Musical Variety Show! Presenting songs & performances by local talent that are “show stopping”. Includes “song & dance” numbers that will have you up and dancing in the aisle.

February 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2019. Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm

$25 ADULT; $20 ACTIVE MILITARY with ID; $20 Teacher with ID; $15 Student with ID (21 & older); $10 Student with ID (20 & under)

Includes assorted desserts and coffees from Daddy Cate’s Coffees.

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more details, call (912) 280-0023 or click here.

Pasta Making ClassPASTA MAKING CLASS: FEBRUARY 9, 2019

Join us as Elise Morely Farmer shares her family tradition of pasta-making. In this hands on class you will learn the history and technique of pasta-making. $60. 10:30 AM To 12:30 AM.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating ClassVALENTINE’S COOKIE DECORATING: FEBRUARY 10, 2019

In this fun, hands on cookie decorating class you will discover your inner cookie artist and amaze family and friends with your stunning creations. Carol Hodges, Owner of Island Girl Cookies, will walk you through the steps of creating beautiful edible art just in time for Valentine’s Day. $45 per person. 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

Valentine's ConcertVALENTINE’S CONCERT: FEBRUARY 11, 2019

On February 11, Brunswick High School Auditorium, 8:00 pm, Musical Director and Conductor, Michelle Merrill, will present a program of Elegance and Emotion as a Valentine’s gift to the community. The evening opens with Mozart’s iconic Overture to “The Magic Flute.” Guest artists Aurica Duca and Clinton Dewing follow as featured performers in Mozart’s “Concertone for Two Violins in C Major.”

The concert closes with Tchaikovsky’s passionate “Fourth Symphony,” composed at a time in the composer’s life when his music became more personal, emotional, and expressive.

Tickets are $40 per person. 8:00 PM. Brunswick High School: 3885 Altama Ave, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 634-2006 or email sharon.flores@ comcast.net.

A Year in the Life of a TreeYEAR IN THE LIFE OF A TREE: FEBRUARY 11, 2019

In Celebration of Georgia Arbor Week, Golden Isles Fund for Trees and The Marshes of Glynn Libraries are presenting “A Year in the Life of a Tree. A panel of arborists and Landscape professionals will discuss when and how to plant, prune and care for your trees throughout the calendar year. 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM. Free.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-0627.

Sweetgrass BasketsNATURE AND THE ARTS | TELLING STORIES THROUGH ART: FEBRUARY 12, 2019

Learn to make your own sweetgrass baskets with Yvonne Grovner, a resident of Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The method came with slaves from their West African homelands and almost died out on the island, but luckily, Yvonne fell in love with the craft. She learned the skill from other Saltwater Geechees—now it is your turn to learn. Yvonne’s bright spirit and deep understanding of the history of Sapelo will make this workshop one you won’t soon forget! All basket weaving supplies will be provided, but please bring your own towel and scissors. You’ll leave this class with a small basket of your very own! 6:00 PM.

One Hundred Miles: 1312 Newcastle Street, 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 264-4111 or click here.

Get Your Muse On Abstract Gold Paint PartyABSTRACT GOLD PAINT PARTY: FEBRUARY 14, 2019

This painting is the MOST fun you can have with a palette and a brush!! Anything goes — play with color, play with shapes, play with shadows. Valentines, Galentines, or Palentines, bring one and have a great night out!

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. $35 per person. 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. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here.

Tokyo StoryCINEMA GOURMET | TOKYO STORY: FEBRUARY 14, 2019

One of cinema’s masterpieces, the film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life in a profound and heartbreaking way. (1953)

Enjoy a screening of a classic movie preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Judah and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.” Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

The Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., in downtown Brunswick. For more information, click here or call (912) 262-6934.

ECHO Valentine's Dinner

VALENTINE’S DINNER: FEBRUARY 14, 2019 – FEBRUARY 16, 2019

Each evening will feature a five-course meal, with your choice of entree. Thursday evening Valentine’s Dinner will take place in the Delegal Room and feature a Chocolate Lover’s Buffet. Friday and Saturday dinner will be served in ECHO. The regular ECHO menu will be available in addition to our special Valentine’s menu

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, including the full menu, call (912) 268-5967 or click here.

Meet the Author SeriesMEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS JONATHAN HERSHEY: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author series presents Jonathan Hershey and Everything They Should Have Known: Interracial Marriages in Literature. In honor of THE BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads, Everything I Never Told You, Dr. Hershey will discuss how Marilyn and James in Celeste Ng’s novel might have anticipated trouble with a review of literary history.

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. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

Storytelling Festival4TH ANNUAL ST. SIMONS ISLAND STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: FEBRUARY 16, 2019 – FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Four Nationally renowned storytellers keep us laughing all weekend at Epworth By The Sea. Come if you need a good laugh or time away to relax. Register in the Brown Center Lobby Saturday evening or Sunday morning before worship service.

2019 Storytellers:

  • Bil Lepp: Bil has been featured 13 times at the National Storytelling Festival, performed at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival and Comedy Central’s Los Angeles stage. He is an award winning storyteller, writer, author of 3 books, ten audio collections, and a novel. Adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances,
    Bil is a champion liar filing his stories with morsels of truth shedding light on universal themes.
  • Regi Carpenter: Recipient of numerous awards, Regi’s stories have been featured on Sirius Radio, Apple Seed Radio, The Moth and NPR. Her tales celebrate the glorious and gut wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning
    lessons and drives to the dump give voice to the multi generations of family life in a small river town.
  • Donald Davis: A featured teller at the Smithsonian Institution, the World’s Fair, festivals and concerts throughout the country and the world; Donald is a prolific author, producer of books and tapes. He has recorded 25 storytelling albums and been a guest host for the National Public Radio’s “Good Evening” and is a former Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Association.
  • Michael Reno Harrell: This veteran storyteller, entertainer and award winning songwriter’s recordings top the American Music Association charts year after year. His stories and songs have been described as “Appalachian grit and wit”. He has been the Teller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center and a featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival. His performances could compare to his granddaddys’ pocket knife well warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point.
  • Emcee – Andy Offutt Irwin: Equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of Southern balladeer, Andy is a storyteller, humorist, singer, songwriter, musician, whistler and a walking menagerie of sound effects and dialects.

Epworth By The Sea: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8688, email lstrande@epworthbythesea.org, or click here.

Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge RunSOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM BRIDGE RUN: FEBRUARY 16, 2019

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.

Sidney Lanier Bridge: Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call 1-800-537-5142 or click here. 8:00 AM To 12:00 PM

Chef Jennifer Hill BookerSUPPER CLUB WITH CHEF JENNIFER HILL BOOKER:FEBRUARY 16, 2019

Chef Jennifer is a classically trained chef , graduating with honors from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Paris, France, is a Georgia Grown Executive Chef, and the Culinary Explorer for the Georgia Department of Tourism. 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

Moonrise at ECHOMOONRISE AT ECHO: FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Consistently voted by Elegant Island Living readers as the “Restaurant with the Best View”, ECHO boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967.

Historical Harrington SchoolHISTORICAL HARRINGTON SCHOOL SPEAKER SERIES: FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Please join for an exciting event on Language and Linguistics presented by Dr. Hebblethwaite of the University of Florida!

Dr. Hebblethwaite is a Creolist trained at the Indiana University Creole Institute. Holding a BA in Religious Studies, an MA in French Literature, and an MA and Ph.D. in French Linguistics, he is dedicated to the study and development of the Haitian Creole language. Dr. Hebblethwaite’s research is rooted in Haitian Creole sociolinguistics with a focus on language documentation, language contact, and language policy and planning. A second, related strand includes work on applied linguistics in literacy and lexicography.

The cost of admission is $20 per adult, $15 for students and $10 per child. Tickets may be purchased ahead at the Harrington School or you can pay at the door. The Casino Theater (beside the library): 530 Beach View Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522.

The Big ReadTHE BIG READ: FEBRUARY 21, 2019 – FEBRUARY 23, 2019

NEA Big Read, the community-wide reading initiative returns to Coastal Georgia in 2019 with Celeste Ng’s award winning novel, Everything I Never Told You.

In a small town in Ohio in 1977, the oldest daughter and favorite child of a biracial couple — her mother is white, her father is Chinese-American — is found drowned in a lake. As her parents and siblings struggle to solve the mystery of her death, a web of family secrets emerge to reveal how fragile the relationships between husband and wife, parent and child, and brother and sister can be when ambitions are thwarted, societal pressures mount, and fears and desires are kept buried. Celeste Ng’s debut novel Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Press, 2014) alternates between past and present and is told from the various perspectives of each grieving member of the family, all of whom come to realize in their own way how little they knew about the people they thought they knew best.

In conjunction with this year’s Big Read selection, the Middle and Little Big Reads return with companion books for young and middle grade readers. The Middle Big Read selection is Wonder by R.J. Palacio and for The Little Big Read selection is Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth. Free copies of all three selected books will be distributed to schools in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties and to the public while supplies last.

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Locally the program is coordinated by Golden isles Arts & Humanities and its partners, The College of Coastal Georgia, Marshes of Glynn Library System, Three Rivers Regional Library System with additional support is provided by The Literary Guild of St Simons Island, Brunswick News Publishing, iHeartRadio, and hello/Goodbuy.

The NEA Big Read will officially kick off on February 1st during the First Friday festivities in downtown Brunswick. A Cultural Tasting will be the theme of the evening and patrons can visit a variety of locations to find out about many of the different cultures that make up our community. The Art of the World/Art of My World and Inspired by Zen Shorts exhibits will open at the Ritz Theatre featuring work by elementary, middle and high school students.

The weeks that follow will include discussions, performances, films, art exhibits and school programs that are designed to get everyone in the community reading, discussing and thinking about Everything I Never Told You and to celebrate and showcase our differences and hopefully allow those things not said, to be said. Most activities are free and all are open to the public. A complete Big Read calendar will be available on goldenislesarts.org.

Some of the highlighted events include:
Keynote Address: Storyteller Regi Carpenter talks on “A Heart so Tender.” Family is at the center of our Big Read novel and family is at the center of storyteller Regi Carpenter’s talk filled with insight and humor. Free and open to the public at the Historic Ritz Theatre 1530 Newcastle Street, Bwk. 912.262.6934 for info or goldenislesarts.org

Three Film Series: Dysfunctional Families features Grey Gardens, The Celebration, and the Cinema Gourmet feature Tokyo Story; Chinese Films include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Raise the Red Lantern and Films About Race include Loving, and Get Out. Films will be screened at the Historic Ritz Theatre, Casino Theatre and regional libraries.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934, email executivedirector@goldenislesarts.org, or click here.

A Raisin in the SunA RAISIN IN THE SUN | STAGED READING: FEBRUARY 21, 2019 + FEBRUARY 23, 2019

A staged reading of the lauded drama by Lorraine Hansberry that follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in an apartment in Chicago in 1959 and their dreams of owning their own home and the barriers they face. Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7 pm and Saturday, February 23 at 3 pm.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Clybourne ParkCLYBOURNE PARK | STAGED READING: FEBRUARY 22, 2019 – FEBRUARY 23, 2019

A staged reading of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Bruce Norris written as a spin-off to Raisin in the Sun portraying events set before and after Hansberry’s play. Friday, February 22 at 7 pm and Saturday, February 23 at 7 pm.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Ladies Who LunchLADIES WHO LUNCH: FEBRUARY 22, 2019

If you haven’t had the opportunity to dine at the New Sapelo Crow, now’s your chance. The Sapelo Crow is a southern chop house and raw bar that celebrates great food and the best that Georgia’s low country has to offer. Our Menu will be created just for us by Chef Archie Prince. 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM. $45.00

For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

Annual Super Dolphin Day RaceANNUAL SUPER DOLPHIN DAY RACE: FEBRUARY 23, 2019

St. Simon’s Island Georgia – Mark your calendars! The Annual Super Dolphin Day Race is scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at St Simon’s Pier Village from 7:00 AM To 12:00 PM. St. Simons Elementary & Oglethorpe Point Elementary Schools PTA SDDR chairs Ashlyn Elze & Natasha Williams have been busy planning since the school year began in August. Just as big a part of Super Dolphin Day is Friday night’s Pasta Party which will be held this year at the St. Simon’s Casino building on February 22nd from 5pm-8pm. Race participants can come pick up their packets in preparation for the morning run, check out awesome silent auction items and eat in or carry out yummy carbs provided by one of this year’s Pasta Party Sponsors Halyards Catering.

For more information about the races, registration, silent auction and pasta party, as well as additional ways to help the uphill fight to provide the children of our community with the resources they need to thrive, follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Ashlyn Elze – St. Simons Elementary 912-266-2065
Natasha Williams – Oglethorpe Point Elementary 912-222-8921

St. Simons Pier Village: Mallery Street, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 223-5391 or click here.

Clark GableCLARK GABLE’S BEST MOVIES: FEBRUARY 25 + 27, 2019

Clark Gable and Mary Astor in Any Number Can Play (1949) St. Simons Public Library Novel/Movie Series Clark Gable Come and discuss three of Clark Gable’s best later movies and the novels on which they are based.

  • Any Number Can Play (1949) January 28, 30
  • Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) February 25, 27
  • The Misfits (1961) March 25, 27

This free event is at 2:00 PM at the St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

The CelebrationLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE CELEBRATION: FEBRUARY 27, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Celebration, 1998, directed by Thomas Vinterberg. An upper-class Danish family, with friends, spouses and lovers in tow, congregates in their palatial country home to mark the patriarch’s 60th birthday, and all hell breaks loose in the unblinking Scandinavian summer. In Danish with English subtitles; 105 minutes; rated R.

This film is being shown as part of The Big Read: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

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.

Meet the Author SeriesMEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS REBECCA YOUNGBLOOD VAUGHN: FEBRUARY 28, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Meet the Author” Series presents Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn and Twenty Years in the Secret Service. Rebecca is the youngest daughter of Rufus and Peggy Youngblood. While researching her parents’ lives to write their story, Rebecca discovered mementos from her father’s 20-year tenure as a high-profile secret service agent.

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. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

 

Live Music St. Simons Island

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.

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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 – 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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, visit ECHO Restaurant.

 

Valentine’s Dinner on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love by treating them to a tempting five-course meal that will be available Thursday – Saturday, February 14 – 16, 2019. Dining options on Thursday, February 14th will include seating in our oceanfront Delegal Dining Room accompanied by music (Chris Rider + Jaime Rowell) followed by a Chocolate Lovers Buffet as the dessert course.

For Friday + Saturday, the Valentine’s menu will be offered in addition to the regular menu at ECHO. Dine in our romantic dining room just steps from the ocean and then take a romantic walk by the ocean to end your evening. Reservations are recommended. Please call 912-267-5967 or, for more information visit our website. Or, surprise your sweetheart with a romantic weekend away at our beach resort!

 

January 2019 Events on St. Simons Island

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Moore Museum Nativity MOORE MUSEUM NATIVITY DISPLAY: DECEMBER 1, 2018 – JANUARY 31, 2019

Moore Museum, spectacular annual Nativities display courtesy of local collector June Brown. Over 150 nativities on display Dec. 1 – Jan. 31 in addition to the museum’s permanent international collection located in the Strickland Wing. FREE admission. Open Mon-Sat 10-4:00. Closed Sundays and Holidays. Gift Shop onsite. 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive (at Epworth By The Sea), St. Simons Island. Call 912-638-4050 or visit mooremethodistmuseum.com for more information.

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & Library: 100 Arthur Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-4050 or click here.

Robert A. Kelterborn

“THE ROADS LESS TRAVELED” BY ROBERT A. KELTERBORN: JANUARY 3, 2019 – FEBRUARY 18, 2019

“The Roads Less Traveled” by Robert A. Kelterborn

Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau (in association with Glynn Visual Arts): 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

The 30 photographs in this show are representative of his past 50 years as an amateur photographer. The subjects are of the less noticed scenes along the back roads depicting the local vernacular. They are mostly from the South with Glynn County well represented.

Robert A. Kelterborn began photographing his surroundings during high school in Garden City, NY (1968). He studied Photographic Science and Technology and received degrees from State University of New York and Rochester Institute of Technology. During a 45-year career in the printing industry he remained an avid amateur photographer. His business travels began in the Southeastern States, allowing many opportunities to photograph the southern vernacular.

Currently he is an associate member of The South Street Photography Group of Atlanta, GA led by Chip Simone, is an Artist member of Glynn Visual Arts, and member of the Coastal Photographers Guild.

Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: JANUARY 4, 2019

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Norwich Street Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

A Comedy of Tenors

THE ISLAND PLAYERS PRESENT A COMEDY OF TENORS: DATES VARY BETWEEN JANUARY 4, 2019 – JANUARY 20, 2019

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight. Show is from 4:00 PM To 6:00 PM.

The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-0338 or click here.

St. Simons Island Polar Plunge

POLAR PLUNGE: JANUARY 5, 2019

Join us for our annual Polar Plunge into the frigid waters of the Neptune Fun Zone pool on January 5, 2019. Register the morning of the event and be ready to plunge at 12:00 noon!

This is a free event and we will have hot chocolate to warm you after the leap! Certified lifeguards will be present.

Neptune Park Fun Zone: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

War of the Buttons

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | WAR OF THE BUTTONS: JANUARY 9, 2019

War of the Buttons. France, 2011, Directed by Christopher Barratier. In occupied France Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who’s Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathizers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what’s happening. In French with English subtitles; 100 minutes.

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.

To Kill a Mockingbird

CINEMA GOURMET | TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: JANUARY 10, 2019

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. Starring Gregory Peck. (1962)

Enjoy a screening of a classic movie preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Judah and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.” Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

The Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., in downtown Brunswick. For more information, click here or call (912) 262-6934.

The Tinted Tide Pottery Coral Bowl

CORAL BOWL GLASS CLASS AT THE TINTED TIDE: JANUARY 10, 2019

This class is fun, easy, and completely guided step-by-step. You get to create an amazing piece of art that suits the beach life perfectly! Each glass bowl is unique in color and style. The class cost is an all-inclusive $32, and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring wine, food, and friends! This class is suitable for high school age and up (kiddos can create glass projects in our camps/ kids workshops). Come join us May 3rd to create something unique!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 265 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522.  Event is from 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. For more info, click here.

Get Your Muse On Peacock

PROUD PEACOCK PAINT PARTY: JANUARY 10, 2019

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! Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting. Event is from 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM.

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. $35 per person. 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. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here.

Get Your Muse On Winter Tree

WINTER TREE PAINT PARTY: JANUARY 17, 2019

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! Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting. Event is from 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM.

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. $35 per person. 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. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here.

Oyster Roast St. Simons Island

ST. SIMONS LAND TRUST ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST: JANUARY 19, 2019

The Land Trust is thrilled to announce that the 19th annual Oyster Roast has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Enjoy Food and Drinks from more than 100 local restaurants and vendors. Music by Jamie Renee & The Walkers.

All Proceeds from the Oyster Roast help to Manage and Maintain the more than 1,000 acres in our trust and help to fulfill our Mission of preserving and protecting the natural and scenic character of St. Simons for present and future generations.

Tickets on sale now, click here to purchase (Non-Member Price  — $85 per person; Member Price — $60 per person*). Gascoigne Bluff: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-9109 or click here. For more info, click here.

MOON RISE at ECHO: JANUARY 21, 2019

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Consistently voted by Elegant Island Living readers as the “Restaurant with the Best View”, ECHO boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967.

Get Your Muse On Cowgirl Boots

COWGIRL BOOTS PAINT PARTY: JANUARY 24, 2019

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! Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting. Event is from 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM.

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. $35 per person. 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. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here.

A Street Cat Named Bob

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | A STREET CAT NAMED BOB: JANUARY 25, 2019

A Street Cat Named Bob. UK, 2016, directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Based on the international best selling book. The delightful true feel good story of how James Bowen, a London busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. 103 minutes.

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.

Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee

ANNUAL BRUNSWICK ROCKIN’ STEWBILEE: JANUARY 26, 2019

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 9:00am. The pooch parade will begin at 10:15am. The Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Brunswick, GA 31520. 9:00 AM To 2:00 PM

Literary Guild of St. Simons Island

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS TOMMY TOMLINSON: JANUARY 26, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Tommy Tomlinson and The Elephant in the Room. A graduate of Brunswick High, Tommy spent 23 years as a reporter and local columnist for The Charlotte Observer where he was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. He decided he had to change his life as he neared 50 years of age, weighing in at 460 pounds. His book, The Elephant in the Room, a memoir about life as an overweight man in a growing America, will be published in January 2019.

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. Event begins at 3:00 PM.

Art of Food

ART OF FOOD: JANUARY 27, 2019

An extraordinary art and culinary experience. This unique event will be held staring at 5:30pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Cocktails and appetizers, courtesy of Golden Isles Olive Oil, will begin the evening at the Glynn Visual Arts Center at 106 Island Drive on beautiful Saint Simons Island. We will explore “The Art of the Cocktail” and learn tips from our mixologist on preparing the “Artful Cocktail.” We will then take a trolley ride down to Georgia Sea Grill where we will experience a one of a kind culinary event. Executive Chef Tim Lensch will prepare and discuss a carefully planned custom menu of tastefully and artfully presented courses for your enjoyment. Each course paired with the perfect complementary wine. A limited number of tickets are available. Purchase tickets on-line at www.glynnvisualarts.org or by calling GVA at 912-638-8770

$150.00 for one ticket, $250.00 for two tickets (volume discount reflected in price), $700.00 for six tickets (table-volume discount reflected in price). Support the ARTS in your community! Sponsorships available. For more info, call (912) 638-8770 or click here. Don’t miss this fun evening of artful cocktails and food with friends!

La Bohème

LA BOHEME: JANUARY 27, 2019

La Bohème is the most frequently performed opera in the world and contains some of opera’s most beautiful and compelling music. Peach State Opera’s production follows the precarious but colorful life choices of a group of friends (artists, musicians, writers, and working girls) experiencing love and loss in the Paris.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 PM. The Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., in downtown Brunswick. For more information, go to www.goldenislesarts.org or call (912) 262-6934.

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS MAGGIE TOUSSAINT: JANUARY 29, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Maggie Toussaint and Confound It. This award-winning Darien author is a scientist by training and a romantic at heart who loves to solve puzzles. Maggie writes romantic suspense and mysteries under her own name and science fiction under her pen name, 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.

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. Event begins at 10:30 AM.

Winter Conference 2019

WINTER CONFERENCE: JANUARY 29, 2019 – FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Join Bishops Sue Haupert-Johnson (North Georgia), Ken Carter (Florida), James Swanson (Mississippi) and Lawson Bryan (South Georgia) for Winter Conference 2019. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, Vice President for Vocation and Formation and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Canoeing the Mountains, Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, will be the keynote speaker. Register early as we believe demand will be high. Further information about faculty, preachers and curriculum will be announced shortly.

Epworth By The Sea: 100 Arthur Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 For more info, call 912-638-8688 or click here.

Won't You Be My Neighbor

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR: JANUARY 30, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Won’t You Be My Neighbor, USA, 2018, directed by Morgan Neville. This documentary reveals why Mr. Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister from Pittsburgh, deserves such attention. The director has gifted audiences with an emotionally intelligent film about a television personality who showed reverence to children and bequeathed to them his spiritual vision of love, kindness, caring, compassion, respect and much more; 134 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.

Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly

ATWATER-DONNELLY IN CONCERT: JANUARY 31, 2019

The widely acclaimed folk music and dance duo comprised of Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly create beautiful harmonies of traditional American and Celtic folk music on an astounding array of instruments

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm. The Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., in downtown Brunswick. For more information, click here or call (912) 262-6934.

Get Your Muse On Pretty Pear

PRETTY PEAR PAINT PARTY: JANUARY 31, 2019

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! Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting. Event is from 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM.

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. $35 per person. 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. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here.

Live Music St. Simons Island

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.

#brunch

 

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 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.