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April 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY THROUGH APRIL 27, 2019

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. Each Friday night in October, 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. From: 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM. $15For more info, call (912) 264-7333, email bill.giles@dnr.ga.gov, or click here.

St. Simons Art Crawl

ART CRAWL: APRIL 4, 2019

Saint Simons Island spring Art Crawl. Five galleries will be open until 7 with wine and food. Galleries include Wallin Gallery, Anderson Gallery, Island Art Gallery, Glynn Visual Art, and Arttrends Gallery.

Art Trends Gallery: 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-4761 or email info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz.

Annual International Festival Cooking

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: APRIL 5, 2019

The Annual International Festival: One World, Many Faces Celebrate the diverse cultures that call the Golden Isles home through art, music, food, cultural displays, and activities for kids. There will be a Global Food Bazaar, a Marketplace of artisan wares, a varied lineup of musical entertainment, a CultureEXPO, a KidFest area, and more. This annual event takes place at the College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick Campus from 2:00 – 7:00pm on Friday, April 5th is free and open to the public.

College Of Coastal Georgia: 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 634-1367.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: APRIL 5, 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. 

Newcastle Street Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

Hofwl-Broadfield Planation

10TH ANNUAL HOFWYL-BROADFIELD EASTER EGG HUNT: APRIL 6, 2019

Join us at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation on April 6th for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event lasts from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 3,000 toy filled eggs in three hunt areas for kids aged 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10. Special guest, “The Easter Bunny” will be on-hand throughout.

Other activities include: prizes, refreshments, bubble machine and wands, egg decorating and other arts and crafts. There will also be games like egg toss, 3 legged race, pin the tail on the bunny, face painting and many others. Also on hand will be the Imagination Playground, interactive, transformable giant building blocks that kids can use to create their own play space.

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

Art in the Park

ART IN THE PARK: APRIL 6, 2019 – APRIL 7, 2019

Spring arrives with artistic flair this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 26th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Festival. Both days are
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Over 70 talented artists and skilled crafts people from around the region display an impressive and eclectic collection of handmade artwork. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of two dimensional art, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, wood, metal and glass. Homegrown beauty products, botanicals and gourmet goodies are also available to delight the senses. Food vendors serving freshly prepared eats will be available as well. Music and kid’s craft activities at our kid’s “Creation Station” area add to this fun event. This festival is held in the beautiful live oak covered Postell Park in the heart of the Pier village, just steps from the ocean on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8770, email festivals@glynnvisualarts.org, or click here.

The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island

GOLDEN ISLES BIKE TOUR: APRIL 7, 2019 – APRIL 12, 2019

Few regions in the United States pack in as much culture, history, and natural beauty as the Golden Isles of Georgia. This fantastic part of the Georgia coast should not be rushed through by car. Rather it is best explored on bicycle, allowing you ample time to savor the unique southern hospitality, reflect upon their 300 years of fascinating history, and explore the myriad of wild beaches, barrier islands, and famous marshlands. After all, this trip should not be hurried, but enjoyed in a slow and gracious Southern style.

This six-day tour starts in Savannah, GA (one night), and travels south to visit St. Simons Island (two nights) and Jekyll Island (two nights). For more info, call (802) 777-2009 or click here.

Supper on The Farm at Gillard Farms

SUPPER AT THE FARM: APRIL 7, 2019

Join for an unforgettable Southern Supper at Gilliard Farms led by CheFarmer Matthew and chefs Carla Hall, Todd Richards, Virginia Willis.

The Supper will be from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and feature vegetables from their farm, Georgia grown meats, & handcrafted drinks from Sage’s Larder.
The table will be set and bread broken under the Oak trees covered in Spanish moss. You don’t want to miss this Supper On The Farm.

Gilliard Farms: Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, email eat@farmerandlarder.com or click here.

Coastal Symphony of Georgia Music

AMERICAN SOUNDS: APRIL 8, 2019

The mission of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia is to engage, enrich, and inspire our community through artistically vibrant musical performances. On April 8, Musical Director and Conductor, Michelle Merrill, will present a program of American Sounds as a resounding affirmation of the various musical delights offered in her inaugural season.

World class violinist, Sarah Crocker Vonsattel, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will perform Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. The program also highlights music of American icons, Copland and Bernstein.

Brunswick High School Auditorium: 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31522. For more info, call 912.634.2006 or click here. The performance is 8:00 pm and individual tickets are $40.

Nao Santa Maria at Downtown Brunswick, Georgia

NAO SANTA MARIA: APRIL 9, 2019 – APRIL 15, 2019

The Nao Santa Maria will be sailing into downtown Brunswick, Georgia on April 8th and will be docking until April 15th. The ship and her crew will be open to the public starting April 9th.

The Nao Santa Maria will be offering guided deck tour on the ships five decks. You will find informative information panels and displays that will let you what it was like to sail aboard the Santa Maria over 500 years ago.

Brunswick Landing Marina: 1701 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31525.

Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series - About Elly

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | ABOUT ELLY: APRIL 10, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents About Elly, Iran, 2009, directed by Asghar Farhadi.

Elly, a young school teacher, goes on a weekend vacation with a group of 30-something professional couples from Tehran. Her mysterious disappearance sets in motion a series of deceptions and revelations that threaten to shatter everything they hold dear. In Persian with English subtitles; 120 minutes; not rated.

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.

Cinema Gourmet St. Simons

CINEMA GOURMET | THE PRINCESS BRIDE: APRIL 11, 2019

Fueled by a love for classic movies and great food, Cinema Gourmet audiences have grown tremendously over the last several years. Because of the limited number of seats available for the food, talk and movie, audience members must purchase their tickets early.

The deadline for buying tickets for The Princess Bride is midnight on Monday, April 8th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased securely online here. Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7.

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

Josh Wilson at the Golden Isles

JOSH WILSON LIVE!: APRIL 12, 2019

WAY Radio is excited to bring Josh Wilson to the Golden Isles for the WAY Radio Spring Banquet Fundraiser and Spring Concert. The banquet is Thursday, April 11th at the Hanger on St. Simons Island, tickets $100.00 and the concert is Friday, April 12th at Northside Baptist Church, Brunswick, tickets $7.00 in advance and $10 at the door.

Northside Baptist Church: 935 Chapel Crossing Rd, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, click here.

Brunswick Shrine Club Spring Bazaar

BRUNSWICK SHRINE CLUB SPRING BAZAAR: APRIL 13, 2019

Jewelry – Specialty gifts – Woodwork
Needlework – Photography – Art
Bake Sale – Food – Raffles

Air conditioned shopping; wheelchair accessible; the bazaar is 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All Shrine Club proceeds benefit the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Squares Along Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, email upthecreekmolnar@att.net.

18th ANNUAL A TASTE OF GLYNN: APRIL 14, 2019

A Taste of Glynn is the annual fundraiser for Glynn Community Crisis Center which provides support to victims of domestic violence, through its resident programs at Amity House and Hope House, a 24-hour hotline and a long list of community outreach programs and nonresident services.

From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 264-1348. For information, see A Taste of Glynn or call 912-264-1348.

The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island

GOLDEN ISLES BIKE TOUR: APRIL 14, 2019 – APRIL 19, 2019

Few regions in the United States pack in as much culture, history, and natural beauty as the Golden Isles of Georgia. This fantastic part of the Georgia coast should not be rushed through by car. Rather it is best explored on bicycle, allowing you ample time to savor the unique southern hospitality, reflect upon their 300 years of fascinating history, and explore the myriad of wild beaches, barrier islands, and famous marshlands. After all, this trip should not be hurried, but enjoyed in a slow and gracious Southern style.

This six-day tour starts in Savannah, GA (one night), and travels south to visit St. Simons Island (two nights) and Jekyll Island (two nights). For more info, call (802) 777-2009 or click here.

Golden Isles Penguin Project - Penguin Bash

PENGUIN BISTRO BASH!: APRIL 14, 2019

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and The Driftwood Bistro invite you to support The Golden Isles Penguin Project at the upcoming Penguin Bistro Bash! scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Driftwood Bistro on Jekyll Island.

The Golden Isles Penguin Project is a musical theatre production that casts children and young adults ages 10 -25 with disabilities in all roles. The Penguin Project also utilizes a “peer mentor” system, linking each young artist with an age level peer who does not have a disability. The peer-mentors work side-by-side with their partners, assisting them throughout the entire rehearsal process and on stage. They participate in the group production numbers, but are trained to remain “in the background” and provide direct assistance to their partner only as needed.

Attendees to the Penguin Bistro Bash! will be treated to a delicious Low Country Boil with dessert, a cash bar, and a sneak preview of Shrek, The Musical JR performed by cast members of the Golden Isles Penguin Project. There will also be some great silent auction items to bid on including a one-night stay at the Westin Hotel on Jekyll Island. Tickets are only $50/person and proceeds from the event will support the upcoming production of Shrek, The Musical JR which will take the Ritz Theatre stage June 14- 16, 2019.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is the sponsoring organization and launched the program in 2017. The first two productions, Annie, Jr and Disney’s Peter Pan Jr were wonderfully successful playing to sold out audiences. Founded by Dr. Andrew Morgan, a developmental pediatrician in Peoria, Illinois, The Penguin Project strives to demonstrate that individuals with special needs are fully capable of participating in community activities with the same dedication and enthusiasm as others, if given opportunity and support.

The Driftwood Bistro: 1175 Beach View Dr, Jekyll Island, GA. For more info, call (912) 262-6934, email info@goldenislesarts.org, or click here.

St. Simons Literary Guild - National Poetry Month

LITERARY GUILD | POETRY READING: APRIL 18, 2019

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, The Literary Guild and Starbucks Coffee are sponsoring a poetry read from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. You can read your own poem or a favorite published poem (limited to no more than five minutes). Light snacks will be provided by Starbucks. No registration is necessary for this event.

Starbucks: 2209 Demere Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

100 Miles of Coastal Georgia

NATURALIST 101: APRIL 18, 2019

Shorebirds of Coastal Georgia Lecture with Dr. Abby Sterling at 7:00 PM and is a part of the 100 Miles’ program, Naturalist 101:Master your coastal Georgia knowledge.

The 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 the programs and explore the coast with 100 Miles!

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

Privateer Lynx Tall Ship coming to Brunswick, Georgia

EXPLORE THE TALL SHIP LYNX: APRIL 19, 2019 – APRIL 29, 2019

On April 17th the Privateer Lynx Tall Ship will be sailing into Brunswick, Georgia.

Privateer Lynx is a replica of an 1812 privateer with the same name. The ship is out of Nantucket Mass. that is owned and operated by the Lynx Educational Foundation. Tall Ship Lynx is a well respected and famous Top Sail Schooner Tall Ship. The Lynx mission is to teach the youth about maritime history during the 1812 war when was fighting for our independence and for fair trade. The Lynx will be docked at the Brunswick Landing Marina April 17th until April 24th and will move to the St. Simons Island Fishing Pier until April 29th.

The ship will be open to the public offering Free dockside Deck Tours, along with offering their award-winning educational programs to schools and youth groups. The lynx and crew is also offering daily public sailing which is a public 2 1/2 interactive sailin aboard the historical Privateer Lynx, Tickets for the public sailing are now available at the link below.

St Marys Tall Ship Alliance is a Georgia Nonprofit organization that promotes and preserves the history of Tall Ship and the Maritime history of Georgia along with recruiting them to visit the Coast of Georgia. 

Brunswick Landing Marina: 1701 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, including tickets, click here.

Puzzle - The Literary Guild of St. Simons

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PUZZLE: APRIL 19, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Puzzle, USA, 2018, directed by Marc Turtletaub. Agnes (Kelly McDonald), taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles, which unexpectedly draws her into a new world where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined. 103 minutes; rated R.

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

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GA

MOONRISE AT ECHO: APRIL 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 or click here.

Easter Sunday Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

EASTER BRUNCH: APRIL 21, 2019

Easter Sunday Brunch is 11:00am-3:00pm with beverage options available at 11:30am. Reservations Required. Please click here to view the menu. Adults $72; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge.

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

Cassina's Annual Garden Walk

CASSINA’S ANNUAL GARDEN WALK: APRIL 27, 2019

Attendees will enjoy an unforgettable day of floral and fauna as they explore seven (7) private gardens on beautiful Saint Simons Island, Georgia. From quaint bungalows to beach cottages and stately mansions, every garden in this self-guided tour tells the story of the homeowners and their love of nature.

Also visit the Hamilton Plantation Tabby Cabins located at Gascoigne Bluff for a festive Marketplace featuring local vendors and artisans, Cassina Garden Club’s Plant Sale, food trucks, and tours of the recently restored cabins and gardens. Proceeds from this event help with the preservation of Cassina’s historic Hamilton Plantation Tabby Cabins on Gascoigne Bluff.

Cassina Garden Club Slave Cabins: 1195 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM; tickets are $30 (in advance) or $35 (the day of the event). For more info, call (912) 638-9808, email lcarlton@bellsouth.net, or click here.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: APRIL 27, 2019 – APRIL 28, 2019

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!  

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

Golden Isles Food Truck Festival

GOLDEN ISLES FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL #3: APRIL 28, 2019

The festival will be held at Gascoigne Bluff with free general admission (all food is purchased by the consumer). In addition to food trucks, you can expect:

  • FREE Yoga In The Park
  • Dj/live music
  • Family friendly with kids activities
  • Pet friendly with watering stations

Gascoigne Bluff: 1000 Arthur J Moore Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

Classic Nashville Roadshow 2

CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW 2: APRIL 28, 2019

Join for a glittering gallivant through country music history when the Classic Nashville Roadshow 2: The Sequined Sequel takes the Ritz Theatre stage on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3 pm.

Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Advance tickets for nonmembers are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors (age 65 and up). Price increases $5 if tickets are purchased the day of the show. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each.

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

100 Miles Coastal Georgia

NATURALIST 101 | FIELD TRIP: APRIL 28, 2019

The Guided Shorebird Ecology Field Trip will be from 3:00 PM To 5:00 PM and is a part of the Naturalist 101:Master your coastal Georgia knowledge.

The education programs are designed to help coastal residents and enthusiasts build an encyclopedia of knowledge about Georgia’s coastal habitats and wildlife. Through the 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 their programs and explore the coast with 100 Miles!

The field trip will take place on Jekyll Island. For more info, call (912) 264-4111 or click here.

Live Music at ECHO St. Simons

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

Enjoy live music at ECHO most Thursdays – Saturdays. The line up changes weekly so be sure to visit the event calendar at The King and Prince events for details.

*It’s worth noting that ECHO also has Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm; 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO St. SImons

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 at ECHO St. Simons

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 am 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. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

March 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Glynn Visual ArtsGLYNN VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT | AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART: FEBRUARY 18, 2019 – MARCH 29, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to announce its latest exhibition, a very special private collection of African-American Art. The work will be on loan to Glynn Visual Arts and on exhibit from February 18 – March 29, 2019 at GVA’s 106 Island Drive location on Saint Simons Island. The opening reception will take place on Thursday February 28th from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Glynn Visual Arts. The work has been collected by Sea Island residents, Brenda and Larry Thompson over many years, from an array of notable and highly sought after African-American artists. Brenda and Larry are themselves notable residents of our area and GVA is so grateful for their willingness to share this amazing collection with the public for a short time.

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.Arthur J. Moore Methodist MuseumJOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: RECURRING WEEKLY ON THURSDAY UNTIL MARCH 28, 2019

John Wesley’s time, trials and tribulations while on St. Simons Island are told with interesting anecdotes and humor by Wesley historian Rev. Dave Hanson.

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

Cornerstone University ChoraleCORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY CHORALE: MARCH 1, 2019

The Cornerstone University Chorale, Dr. Kent Walters, conductor, will share the beauty and joy of choral music in Florida and Georgia on their 2019 tour, Feb 28 – March 10. We would love to see you at one or more of our concerts. Tickets are not needed; an offering will be received. See concert locations and details by clicking here.

Wesley United Methodist Church At Frederica: 6520 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: MARCH 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.

The Savannah Sipping SocietyTHE ISLAND PLAYERS PRESENTS THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 1, 2019 – MARCH 17, 2019

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives.

Performances: March 1-3, 8-10, 15-17. Fri – Sat 7:30PM Sun Matinee 3PM. The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-0338 or click here.

Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 2, 2019 – APRIL 27, 2019

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. Each Friday night in October, 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. From: 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM. $15For more info, call (912) 264-7333, email bill.giles@dnr.ga.gov, or click here.

Marsh Madness CleanupsMARSH MADNESS CLEANUP: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 2, 2019 – MARCH 30, 2019

Twelve March “Marsh Madness” Cleanups Planned, Volunteers Needed

Roll up your sleeves, put on your boots and come get muddy with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful! Help keep the beautiful Marshes of Glynn litter free at one of multiple scheduled March “Marsh Madness” cleanups! Sponsored locally by Georgia-Pacific Brunswick Cellulose Mill and kicking off the national Great America Cleanup effort, TWELVE area salt marsh cleanups have been planned and those dates can be found here.

“Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in Marsh Madness,” said KGIB executive director Lea King-Badyna. “Cleanups are planned for marsh bordering high ground, ocean bordering parks as well as down in the salt marshes themselves. This is our most expansive Marsh Madness effort to date, and a large volunteer turn out is crucial to making the biggest possible positive impact in removing trash and debris from this valuable natural resource.”

Bags, gloves and volunteer water will be provided; boots, sunscreen, bug spray, clothes/shoes for mud recommended. Register to participate in any of the March Marsh Madness cleanups via Keep Golden Isles Beautiful at info.kbgib@gmail.com or 912-279-1490. Please arrive a few minutes early to cleanups to allow for volunteer check in.

Golden Isles Chili CookoffRED HOT ROTARY CHILI COOKOFF: MARCH 2, 2019

A day of spicy fun for the entire family, Rotary of the Golden Isles, annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chile Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays. Tickets available in advance are $5 and $8 at the gate ($3 for ages 10 and under). Make sure to hold onto your spoon and dole out your tickets before the bell! Tickets can be purchased at Brogen’s North and South, GoFish, The Club, St. Simons Drug, The Brunswick News and Tipsy McSway’s.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 11:30 AM To 3:00 PM

Sound BitesSOUND BITES: MARCH 3, 2019

Artistry of Strings is the next offering in Sound Bites, a small salon series of special fundraising events sponsored by The Coastal Symphony of Georgia. The music program, presented by Kevin and Laurie Casseday, (cellist and double bass) will include chamber, classical, and contemporary selections.

Sunday, March 3. Doors open at 5:30, performance at 6:00, at Parker Gallery, Shops at Sea Island. Tickets are $50 per person and include an open bar and a reception catered by Tasteful Temptations. Be sure to make your reservations soon: Janice Lamattina at lamattina2@comcast.net.

Parker Gallery: 600 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Death of StalinLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | DEATH OF STALIN: MARCH 6, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Death of Stalin, USA, 2017, directed by Armando Iannucci. In Moscow, 1953 when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. 107 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.

Georgia Elvis FestivalGEORGIA ELVIS FESTIVAL: MARCH 7, 2019 – MARCH 10, 2019

The seaside community of Brunswick, Georgia is an ideal location to start the Elvis festival season. Stroll through the beautiful downtown and see all the storefront windows decorated with Elvis memorabilia. With Tribute Artists performing outside in Brunswick’s signature squares throughout the weekend, the Georgia Elvis Festival is packed with entertainment. There are a number of great restaurants downtown, all within walking distance to the theater, and with low hotel room rates, it’s one of the least expensive Elvis events to attend. And once again we are proud to present the very best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world! This year’s festival will star Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Dwight Icenhower and Jay Dupuis. Last years Champion Austin Irby and Brunswick’s favorites Taylor Rodriguez and Cote Deonath. For more info, call (888) 406-5885 or click here.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520.

GOLDEN ISLES BIRDIES & BASS BENEFIT: MARCH 8, 2019

It’s a great event for a good cause! Fish a little, golf a little and you may just win big! We’ll have prizes, a silent auction, a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one. Fun and fellowship abound.

Not your everyday golf tournament – this event combines two great sports:  fishing and golf.  If one doesn’t work for you so much, the other will! It’s a great event for a good cause.  We’ve had good fun for the past two years and now it’s time to sign up again!

Teams compete in 18 holes of golf preceded by a fishing derby where teams can shave strokes off their golf score by reeling in big fish from a lake by the King and Prince clubhouse.  We’ve had great support from sponsors and team players alike.

Click here to learn more and sign up! Any questions, just call Melissa Stroud at 912-261-8512 x105. The King And Prince Golf Course: 100 Tabbystone, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Oyster Roast and Allman Brothers TributeANNUAL OYSTER ROAST CONCERT WITH TRIBUTE: MARCH 9, 2019

We’re excited to have a fundraising oyster roast complete with TRIBUTE- a celebration of the Allman Brothers Band, with proceeds benefiting The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia.

Tickets are $80/person and can be bought here. For more information, including the full menu, click here, call 912-268-5966 or email Echostsimons@gmail.com.

The King And Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM To 10:00 PM.

Meet the Author Series MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS STEVE BERRY: MARCH 13, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents, Steve Berry and The Malta Exchange. The number one internationally bestselling author of 14 Cotton Malone adventures and four stand-alone thrillers comes to talk about his latest book due out March 5.

St. Simons Casino Theatre: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

66th Annual Tour of Homes on St. Simons and Sea IslandsANNUAL CHRIST CHURCH TOUR OF HOMES:MARCH 16, 2019

Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Frederica present the 66th Annual Tour of Homes on St. Simons and Sea Islands. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 on tour day. For full details on the tour stops and to plan your tour day visit, click here.

Christ Church, Frederica: 6329 Frederica Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8683. 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM.

Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts MarketSPRING INVITATIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET: MARCH 16, 2019 – MARCH 17, 2019

Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10:00-5:00pm on all days.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-0628, email artdowntown@comcast.net, or click here.

Tea with DamesLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | TEA WITH DAMES: MARCH 20, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Tea with Dames, UK, 2018, directed by Roger Michell. Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. 84 minutes; not rated.

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.Moonrise at ECHO

MOONRISE AT ECHO: MARCH 20, 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.

100 MilesNATURALIST 101: MARCH 21, 2019

“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: 65 Years of Ecological Research on Sapelo Island” Lecture with Dr. Damon Gannon, Assistant Director of UGA Marine Institute. Naturalist 101:Master your coastal Georgia knowledge

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!

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

Brad Ross IllusionistGOLDEN ISLES LIVE PRESENTS ILLUSIONIST BRAD ROSS: MARCH 22, 2019

Audiences and critics around the world have called Brad Ross the greatest illusionist of our time, and his impressive credits certainly reflect that. From years honing his craft working with the Walt Disney Company as the star of “Disney LIVE,” multiple world tours, performances in prestigious theaters, aboard cruise ships, at massive theme parks and on over 500 national and international television programs, Brad Ross has mesmerized millions with his magic.

What makes Brad Ross stand out is his modern-day approach to the age-old theatrical art of stage trickery. His unique & charming personality combined with breathtaking grand illusions and jaw-dropping magic create an unforgettable journey of the imagination.

Glynn Academy: 1001 Mansfield St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 638-4111 or click here.

Character Breakfast CHARACTER BREAKFAST: MARCH 23, 2019

Tickets for Character Breakfast for Spring 2019 are on SALE NOW! Thankful for our volunteers and our host, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, for hosting our Spring 2019 Character Breakfast! Prices are $15 per person or $50 for a family of 4! Who is your favorite character? Time: 8:30-9:30am

For more info, click here. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church: 1116 Richmond Street, Brunswick, GA. 8:30 AM To 9:30 AM.

Bites and BandsST SIMONS ISLAND FOOD & SPIRITS BITES & BANDS: MARCH 23, 2019

The St. Simons Food + Spirits Festival presents “Bites and Bands”celebrating the best the South has to offer in this quintessential coastal destination. This year we bring together culinary excellence, leading chefs, beverage experts, popular bands and more in one festive experience under a canopy of oaks at picturesque Gascoigne Bluff. Locals and visitors alike, plan to save the date for this one-of-a-kind spring festival on March 23 rd , 2019, rain or shine.

Attend “Bites and Bands” and enjoy local flavors while listening to great music from The Pine Box Dwellers, Strawberry Flats w/ John Keane, and the Randall Bramblett Band. Twenty of the best local restaurants, along with spirit, craft brew and fine wine providers will be on site to share their top coastal Georgia dishes and libations with our guests.

The St. Simons Food + Spirits Festival is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that highlights the best of the Golden Isles’ culinary bounty, scenic beauty and history – while raising funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles.

For more info, email beth@bethwilliamsandcompany.com or click here. Gascoigne Bluff: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Jewish Food and Culture FestivalJEWISH FOOD AND CULTURE FESTIVAL: MARCH 24, 2019

Historic Temple Beth Tefilloh, with the help of Tipsy McSway’s Restaurant, will hold its annual Jewish Food and Culture festival Sunday, March 4 noon-3:30 p.m. in the Jekyll Squares off Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick.

The entire community is invited to learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music, ceremonies, and, in particular, the delicious traditional food. Admission to the festival is free. Temple members will sell varieties of tasty foods and drinks. There will be activities for children, a Jewish Wedding ceremony, Israeli dancing and a raffle.

Proceeds will go to the 125+ year old temple’s restoration and building fund. Klezmer Local 42 band from Athens will be rejoining for this year’s festival. Everyone looks forward to seeing everyone at this fabulous fun event. Open to the entire community! If you would like to volunteer or be a sponsor, please contact the temple office at info@bethtefilloh.org as community involvement is appreciated.

Clark GableCLARK GABLE’S BEST MOVIES: MARCH 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.

Meet the Author seriesMEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS DANA BEACH: MARCH 26, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author series presents Dana Beach and A Wholly Admirable Thing: Defending Nature and Community on the South Carolina Coast. This book chronicles the stories that showcase the rise of the Coastal Conservation League to one of the country’s most tenacious and innovative conservation groups. It is a celebration of how everyone can work together to make the southeast coast a better, friendlier place by keeping what attracts people to it in the first place.

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.

8th Annual Rodeo at the BeachRODEO AT THE BEACH: MARCH 29, 2019

The 8th Annual RODEO AT THE BEACH is coming to the Exchange Club Fairgrounds on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. This IPRA sanctioned event will feature top Rodeo professionals from all around the globe. These professionals love to come to our beach community so our event always draws some of the best Rodeo stars in the business. Bring the kids out to enjoy this family friendly event. Gates open at 6:00pm and Rodeo starts at 7:30pm. – at Exchange Club of Brunswick.

101 Emory Dawson Rd, Brunswick, GA 31520. 6:00 PM. $15. For more info, click here.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: MARCH 30, 2019 – MARCH 31, 2019

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. FREE. For more info, click here.

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

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons IslandPRIME 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.

St. Simons Island Sunday BrunchSUNDAY 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.

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.

#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 – 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.

 

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.

 

St Simons Island Christmas Events + More

Friday, November 9th, 2018

>>>We’ve updated for the 2018 Holiday Season, but check back as more events are added weekly<<<

It’s that magical time of the year again, filled with twinkly lights, shiny bows, Christmas cookies, and all around togetherness! Whether you’re already feeling the cheer, or not, there’s tons of things happening around the Golden Isles to help get you into the Christmas spirit.

Load up the kids, call a few friends, or fix a coffee and fly solo, just be sure to check out some of these activities to get you feeling merry & bright!

 

Christmas light tours on St. Simons Island

Christmas Tour of Lights on St. Simons

Must Do:

 

Must Craft:

 

Kid-friendly Christmas events on St. Simons Island

Christmas Boat Parade on St. Simons

Must See:

 

St. Simons Island keepsake Christmas ornaments

The King and Prince Resort Keepsake Ornament

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Kid-friendly Christmas events on St. Simons Island

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St. Simons Island Christmas Gift Guide

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

St. Simons Island is near and dear to so many people. Everyday we realize that we’re blessed to call this charming Island home but we recognize that not everyone who feels home here lives here. With Christmas on its way, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite local gifts that can be ordered, shipped, and enjoyed almost anywhere you may be. Here’s our guide to gifting the Golden Isles this holiday season!

 1.  Two Friends

  • Located in Redfern Village, this adorable shop carries a little bit of everything!
  • Click here to see more, or here to purchase the pillow.

Golden Isles Pillow2. Pane in the Glass

  • Visit their shop on SSI (next door to Crab Daddy’s) or peruse their Facebook page here.
  • Of course they have tons of super cool stained glass that they make, but they also carry super nifty gifts like these maps made of slatted wood frames overlaid with hand printed linen of local images.

Golden Isles Map

3. Golden Isles Bracelet Company

  • Owned by a local family and located in the Pier Village on St. Simons Island.
  • Click here to see more or here to purchase the St. Simons bracelet.

Golden Isles Bracelet Co

4. Southern Soul BBQ Sauce

  • A favorite amongst tourists, locals and Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.
  • Click here to see more goodies (hats, shirts, seasonal smoke house bacon, etc.), or here to get the sauce.

Southern Soul Sauce

5. St. Simons Island Lighthouse

  • This treasured Island location is a must and is a great addition to our gift list. If you don’t have memories climbing the 129 steps, then you definitely need to make a trip back. When you do, we suggest you go ahead and commemorate that visit with one of our favorites.
  • To purchase: the Lighthouse ornament can be found in their Gift Shop at the AW Jones Heritage Center.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Gifts

6. The King and Prince Resort Christmas Ornament

  • Each year, hundreds of people visit the Resort to take photos with the enormous and impeccably decorated Christmas tree in the Resort’s lobby. What better way to commemorate that tradition than an ornament depicting the iconic oceanfront Resort?
  • Stop by the Gift Shop in the lobby (when you take your annual photo) or click here.

The King and Prince Resort Christmas Ornament

7. Golden Isles Gifts

  • What better way to enjoy the Golden Isles than by proudly displaying the logo on your shirt? This gift is perfect for everyone!
  • Currently, these items can only be purchased in person at our local Convention & Visitors Bureau on Beachview, but be on the lookout because word is they will be getting an online gift shop in 2018!

Golden Isles Shirts, Mugs and Hat

 8. Island Time: An Illustrated History of St. Simons Island, Georgia

  • This book is a wonderful gift as it features the history of St. Simons Island paired with breathtaking photography.
  • Purchase from our local bookstore, G.J. Ford, or online here.

IslandTimeCollage

9. The Princess and the Crab

  • This children’s book, written by Grace Sturdivant and illustrated by local artist, Ed Hose, includes 48 pages of delight weaving The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, our coast, and St. Simons Island’s history into the narrative.
  • This can be purchased in The King and Prince Resort’s Gift Shop or online here.

The Princess and the Crab

 

November 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Brunswick GA FairTHE 67TH ANNUAL EXCHANGE CLUB OF BRUNSWICK FAIR: OCTOBER 30, 2018 – NOVEMBER 3, 2018

Sam’s Path Petting Zoo returns this year for up close and personal interaction with farm and exotic animals. Always a crowd favorite. The High Flying Pages also returns with their breathtaking trapeze and Russian Swing act (and a little something special for the kiddos)

New this year is K-9s in Flight. Homeless to High Flying, these are all rescue dogs, ready to entertain with high-energy frisbee action, including distance-jumping into a 14000-gallon pool! There will be shows throughout each evening and all day Saturday. Come on out, walk around with us, have a funnel cake and a lemonade, and sit back and enjoy the shows!

Helicopter Rides will be available daily for a small fee. No Weapons will be allowed on the premises. Gates will open daily at 5:00pm and 1pm on Sat. Free Parking.
**The presale MegaPasses are $20, and that includes gate.** Day of tickets: $5 gate each day (Walk-around only, includes entertainment). Wristbands (unlimited rides): $25 Fri, Sat (after 6:00 one price $30). Sat after 6:00, no walk-around-only tickets. $30 for all.

Exchange Club Fair: 100 Emory Dawson Rd, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 265-3464.

Golden Elephant Marketplace

9TH ANNUAL GOLDEN ELEPHANT SALE: NOVEMBER 2, 2018 – NOVEMBER 3, 2018

The Preview Party and Sale will be held on Thursday evening November 1st from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The event is being held in Brunswick this year at the law offices of Hall Booth Smith from 9:00 AM To 4:00 PM. 3528 Darien Hwy #300, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (678) 522-2860.

Blue Jean Ball

BLUE JEAN BALL: NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Join us for a lovely evening of boot scootin’ under the stars at the Blue Jean Ball. The festivities will be hosted at Sinclair Plantation, the home of Davis and Robin Love. The night will be set under the oaks and lights as we begin the evening with Suzy and the Bird Dogs, then transition to a DJ and dancing. Enjoy delicious local food and an open bar featuring wines. As the night progresses, guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of fantastic silent and live auction items. parking at Wesley United Methodist Church, 6520 Frederica Road with shuttles to event. 6:00 PM To 10:00 PM.

6520 Frederica Road, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 264-6246.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: NOVEMBER 2, 2018

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.

Kilted Chef

GOOD OLE FASHIONED MARITIME FEED WITH THE KILTED CHEF: NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Chef Al, Atlantic Canada’s Culinary Ambassador has traveled the world from kitchens to convention centers sharing his expertise & love for cooking with people near & far. With his signature tartan kilt, proud Acadian heritage & undeniable flair for cooking, it promises to be a special evening you won’t want to miss.

The event is 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. Pre-purchase tickets online. Suggested Wine Pairings, wine sold seperately. $95.00 per person. Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call 912-602-9736.

St. Simons Island Yoga

SAULT108 YOGA RETREAT: NOVEMBER 2, 2018 – NOVEMBER 4, 2018

Grab your girls, your swim suit, yoga pants and join us for a little sand, sun and ton of fun on St. Simons Island, November 2-4, 2018.

Daily yoga and meditation with Paige Williamson and host Traci Jo Lee. Enjoy energetic morning practices to fuel your day. And, slow it down for your restoration in the afternoons. Shop the finest apparel and gear to elevate your athletic pursuits at our on site lululemon trunk show.

Your package includes two group meals; a welcome dinner and a farewell brunch by ECHO. You can drop your keys in the safe and cruise the beach and village on a complimentary fat tire bike for the weekend. St. Simon’s Island is the sweetest little beach town and we can’t wait to share this experience with you. Be sure to book time for massage and facials at The King and Prince prior to your arrival (priced separately). Reach out in regard to possible excursions or keep it simple and luxurious with hang time at the pool and strolls by the ocean.

You can have it all, at your stunning beachfront resort on Georgia’s beautiful coast. Your accommodations, classes, fat tire bike rental, and two meals are included in your retreat package. Come down, chill, and enjoy.

The King And Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call 706-474-1555.

United States Navy Band Commodores

US NAVY BAND COMMODORES FREE CONCERT: NOVEMBER 2, 2018

The United States Navy Band Commodores, the premier jazz ensemble of the US Navy Band, will present a free concert in partnership with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is sponsoring this visit of US Navy Band Commodores in Southeast Georgia as part of its 19-city in 4 states tour in October-November 2018.

Jazz is America’s music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for almost 50 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world. Led by Senior Chief Musician William C. Mulligan, the Commodores’ mission includes public concerts, national concert tours, ceremonial support in honoring our veterans, jazz education classes and clinics, and protocol performances for high-level military and civilian government officials.

The Commodores are held in high regard nationwide by concert patrons and critics alike. They have appeared on television shows, played nearly all major jazz festivals and toured across the United States and abroad. In conjunction with the Airmen of Note (Air Force) and the Army Blues (Army), the Commodores even host their own annual jazz festival, the Joint Service Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C.

“We are so pleased to bring the U.S. Navy Band Commodores back to the Golden Isles,” says Heather Heath, executive director, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, “They are amazing musicians and these concerts are always treat. And we are delighted that the performance will take place at the beautiful Jekyll Island Convention Center. The venue can also accommodate a larger audience, so we encourage everyone to mark their calendars and get their tickets now.”

While the performance is free, a ticket is required for admission. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at: The Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, Tuesday-Fridays, 9 am-5 pm; The Jekyll Island Guest Information Center & Gift Shop, 901 Downing Musgrove Causeway, Jekyll Island, Mondays-Saturdays, 9 am-6 pm and Sundays, 10 am-5 pm; the Golden Isles Welcome Center, 529 Beachview Dr. St Simons Island, Mondays-Saturdays, 9 am-5 pm, Sundays 12 pm-5 pm; The Old Jail Art Center, 404 North Way, Darien, Monday – Saturdays 11 am-3 pm; The Kingsland Welcome Center, 1190 Boone Ave, Kingsland, Mondays-Fridays 9 am-5 pm and Saturdays 10 am-5 pm; and the St Marys Welcome Center, 400 Osbourne Street, St Marys, Mondays-Saturdays, 9 am-5 pm and Sundays 12 pm-5 pm.

The US Navy Band Commodores is sponsored by Jekyll Island Authority in partnership with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. Special thanks goes to the Jekyll Island Convention Center, Sea-to-Sea Printing, The Brunswick News, The Islander Newspaper, and our local veterans’ organizations for the help and their service.

Jekyll Island Convention Center: 75 N. Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527. 7:00 PM. For more info, click here or call (912) 262-6934.

The Comedy Zone

COMEDY SHOW AT SEA PALMS: NOVEMBER 3, 2018

The Comedy Zone and Sea Palms Resort present Frank Del Pizzo featuring Danny Johnson on November 3rd. Seating will be at shared tables and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Show is at 7:00pm. $15.

Sea Palms Resort: 515 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-3351.

Golden Isles Olive Oil Culinary Center

NOVA SCOTIA TRADITIONS LUNCH & LEARN WITH THE KILTED CHEF: NOVEMBER 3, 2018

Going back to my Nova Scotia Roots Golden Isles Olive Oil Culinary Center is excited to host, all the way from Nova Scotia Canada, our good friend, Chef Alain Bossé aka the Kilted Chef Nova Scotia Traditions Lunch & Learn Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder Crab Cakes & Light Salad Lunch, Recipes, Cooking Demonstration Cookbook Signing. $65.00 per person. 11:30 AM To 1:30 AM.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Police Benevolent Foundation's Race for the Fallen

RACE FOR THE FALLEN: NOVEMBER 3, 2018

Join us for the Police Benevolent Foundation’s Race for the Fallen on Jekyll Island set for Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6:30pm. The Race for the Fallen is a night-time family fun race that honors fallen law enforcement officers and their families through the Police Benevolent Foundation. Register here for the early bird price of only $25! Each participant gets 21 pieces of glow gear, a neon race shirt, an LED glowing finisher medal & much more! The race is for participants of all ages and speeds. We hope to see you there! 6:30 PM.

Great Dunes Pavilion: 75 Beachview Drive N, Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For more info, click here or call (770) 389-5391.

St. Simons Island Holiday Market

ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: NOVEMBER 3, 2018 – NOVEMBER 4, 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. 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM. For more info, click here.

Story Time at the Tinted Tide Pottery

STORY TIME AT THE TINTED TIDE: NOVEMBER 3, 2018

At our Story Time events, we read a book and paint a corresponding craft for a fun-filled, entertaining experience that kids love! Sign up today and your little ones can paint a gecko of their own at November’s Story Time. This cute craft is a reminder that tiny things can still be mighty!

Reservations can be made online and in person for all Story Time attendees. All ages are welcome! The cost is $12 per participant.  3:00 PM To 4:00 PM.

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 265 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

St Simons Island Airport

YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT: NOVEMBER 3, 2018

Children ages 8-18 can experience the thrill of aviation and enjoy a local airplane ride at no charge on Saturday, November 3, courtesy of Chapter 905 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based at the St Simons Island Airport. Through their Young Eagles program, EAA pilots take their young passengers on 15-20 minute flights that demonstrate the freedom and excitement of aviation firsthand. At the conclusion of their flight, participants receive a free Student Membership to the EAA, which includes a free Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course, a valuable package of online resources that teach the basics of flight. Young Eagles also receive a voucher for their first flight lesson. A parent or legal guardian must be present to give permission to fly for each child. 9:00 AM To 12:00 PM

McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport: 1797 Demere Road , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Flights take off from the EAA hangar. For more info, call (912) 269-2155 or click here to register for a flight time.

Porch Fest

PORCH FEST: NOVEMBER 4, 2018

A neighborhood music spectacle in Historic Downtown Brunswick where front porches become stages, yards become venues and radical generosity rules the day! Take a stroll, grab some food truck grub, hear some groovy live music!  For more info, email porchfestbwk@gmail.com. 12:00 PM To 5:00 PM

The Divine Order

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | DIVINE ORDER: NOVEMBER 7, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s Film Series presents Divine Order, Switzerland, 2017, directed by Petra Biondina Volpe. An uplifting, empowering and crowd-pleasing drama set in Switzerland in the early 1970’s, about a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a quaint village who must learn to become an unflinching suffragette leader. In German with English subtitles; 96 minutes; not rated.

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.

North by Northwest

CINEMA GOURMET GOES NORTH BY NORTHWEST: NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, continues on Thursday, November 8, 2018 with Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense thriller, North by Northwest. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Chef Judah Lynch and Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

North by Northwest is the tale of a hapless New York advertising executive who is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason, this 1959 film is one of the most entertaining ever made. Filled with many of the themes and plot devices that Hitchcock used throughout his career, North by Northwest is fast-paced, glamorous, humorous and has many iconic locales and now classic moments summed up best by the line from one of the original movie posters – “From the killer plane in the cornfield to the cliff-hanger on George Washington’s nose, it’s suspense in every direction!”

Fueled by a love for classic movies and great food, Cinema Gourmet audiences have grown tremendously over the last several years. Because of the limited number of seats available for the food, talk and movie, audience members must purchase their tickets early. The deadline for buying tickets for North by Northwest is midnight on Monday, November 5th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased securely online at www.goldenislesarts.org. Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7.

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

Literary Guild of St. Simons Island

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS DORIN SCHUMACHER: NOVEMBER 8, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Meet the Author” series presents Dorin Schumacher and Gatsby’s Child: Coming of Age in East Egg. Dorin’s writings have appeared in numerous magazines, as well as The New York Times. This book is a beautifully rendered memoir that turns Fitzgerald’s great American tragedy into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, survival and triumph.

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.

Shóna

GOLDEN ISLES LIVE PRESENTS MY FUNNY VALENTINE: NOVEMBER 9, 2018

Cross-genre trumpet star Niall O’Sullivan has wowed audiences all across Ireland and the USA. His interpretations of jazz ballads and classical works have earned him abundant international praise, and his reinvention of traditional tangos has audiences rising to their feet repeatedly. Whether he is performing with full orchestra or just a piano, Niall O’Sullivan and his fellow musicians continue to dazzle the public and give them a fresh appreciation for the trumpet.

As a side man, Niall has worked with the biggest names in music, including Tom Jones, Michael Búble, Amy Winehouse, Perry Como, Dionne Warwick, Jose Carreras, Sinead O’Conor and was recently guest soloist for Josh Groban’s Irish tour. His latest album Niall O’Sullivan and Friends features a host on international artists, including Grammy Award-winning guitarist Larry Carlton, opera superstar Danielle de Niese, and theatre royalty Kim Criswell. Accompaniment was provided by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and was produced by the legendary British musician Julian Lloyd Webber.

Shóna
Acclaimed vocalist Shóna has appeared onstage in a wide variety of settings. From her background of traditional Irish dance to musical theatre, Shóna has multiple national and international awards to her name. She has toured throughout Ireland, Europe, and the USA, and performed with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Ireland’s National Concert Hall, singing songs from the Great American Songbook to a full house. Shóna is currently touring with trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan receiving mass praise and a standing ovation each performance.

7:30 PM To 9:30 PM. Golden Isles Live at the Glynn Academy Auditorium: 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 638-4111 or click here.

Vintage-style Christmas Trees

HAPPY LITTLE TREES AT THE TINTED TIDE: NOVEMBER 9, 2018

Vintage is in, but even more special are the memories attached to these vintage-style Christmas trees. You can paint one just like your grandma and grandpa had, or you can give it your own twist! Each tree comes with the light kit, colored or clear bulbs (you choose), and the matching star to top it all off. We have will have small trees, medium trees, large trees, and extra large trees available at this event. To reserve one, you simply make the deposit in the amount of the small tree and pay to upgrade your tree when you come for the class.

When you reserve online you MUST comment what size you’d like to upgrade to so that we can order yours in advance. The pricing for these trees is only for our Happy Little Trees class- so if you’d like to own one of these, now is the time to join the party! There’s one for every budget.

Tree sizes & cost:

Small Tree (9.5″)- $50
Medium Tree (11″)- $65
Large Tree (13″)- $80
Extra Large (18″)- $100
Pickup Truck w/ Tree- $68

*A deposit of $50 will reserve your tree, and you pay the remainder when you attend the event if you choose a Medium, Large, or XL tree.

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 265 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. To register, click here.

Barn Dance For The Animals

BARN DANCE FOR THE ANIMALS: NOVEMBER 10, 2018

Learn to square dance from a professional caller! Line dancing with the ladies from “Line Dance Fever”. There will be a southern potluck dinner buffet, cash bar, contests, raffles and more! 6:00 PM To 9:00 PM

Bennie’s Red Barn: 5514 Frederica Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 399-8159.

Moxie Craft Fest

MOXIE CRAFT FEST: NOVEMBER 10, 2018

We are excited for another fun Moxie Craft Fest! Come shop 40 of the best modern handmade vendors from the surrounding area on two floors of Old City Hall in beautiful, historic downtown Brunswick! Its the perfect chance to get your holiday shopping done all while supporting handmade artists from our area. There will be food trucks and local coffee to fuel you along as you shop. Bring the whole family and enjoy this unique, modern handmade market! 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM.

Historic Downtown Brunswick: 1229 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or email moxiecraftfest@gmail.com.

The RSM Classic

THE RSM CLASSIC: NOVEMBER 12, 2018 – NOVEMBER 18, 2018

In 2010, the Davis Love Foundation partnered with the PGA TOUR to become the Host Organization of The RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event. The inaugural event occurred in October 2010 and currently holds a title sponsor contract with RSM, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, through 2020. Over the first eight years, The RSM Classic has raised more than $9 million to support charities focused on children and families in need. The funds benefit many organizations including Special Olympics (National, State and Local) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia.

The Lodge At Sea Island Golf Club: 100 Retreat Avenue, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, including the full schedule of events for the week, click here or call (912) 634-3266.

Wiffle Ball Classic

RSM CLASSIC WIFFLE BALL CLASSIC: NOVEMBER 13, 2018

This unique event features friendly, yet spirited, competition between PGA TOUR players and their wives. Each team is also comprised of students from Altama Elementary School who earn a playing spot through their “Positive Behavior Initiative and Support” program.

Since the Wiffle Ball Classic began in 2011, the event has raised $121,500 for Blessings In a Backpack—a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides food on the weekends to elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry. To find out more about Blessings In a Backpack, go to: blessingsinabackpack.org.

Attendance is FREE for all ages. Frederica Academy: 200 Murray Way, 529 Beachview Driv, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM.

The Exception

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE EXCEPTION: NOVEMBER 14, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Exception, UK, 2016, directed by David Leveaux. A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm (Christopher Plummer) in Holland during the onset of World War II but falls for a young Jewish woman during his investigation. 110 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.

Coral Bowl

CORAL BOWL GLASS CLASS AT THE TINTED TIDE: NOVEMBER 15, 2018

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. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM, For more info, click here.

20CoastalWildscapes

LUNCH AND LEARN: NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Join Coastal Wildscapes for a discussion of the key factors for nurturing a resilient maritime forest. Lecturer Emily Thyroff is a graduate student at Purdue University whose forest biology research is the maritime forest restoration project at Cannon’s Point Preserve. She is studying under Dr. Douglass Jacobs (Purdue University) and Dr. Owen Burney (New Mexico State University) who have been conducting various trials to determine the best methods to restore maritime forest. Taking place on Cannon’s Point in areas that were planted pine, their research is the first of its kind and will improve the ability to restore maritime forest in other areas in coastal Georgia.

Cannon Point Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 11:00 AM To 1:00 PM. For more info click here. Cost: $25 – Space: Limited to 30

FernFriday

FERN FRIDAY: NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Join us for Fern Friday in Redfern Village! Support local businesses, sip, shop and enjoy live music from 5-7pm. Redfern Village: 265 Redfern Village, St. Siomons Island, GA 31522. For more info call (912) 580-2530.

21TasteofGlynn

TASTE OF THE GOLDEN ISLES: NOVEMBER 16, 2018

More Food, More Spirits, More Fun!

The RSM Classic is proud to announce the new and improved Taste of the Golden Isles! We have partnered with local standout chefs, spirit vendors and eateries from St. Simons, Jekyll Island and Brunswick to bring more food, more spirits and more fun to the event. Join us under the lights at St. Simons Pier Village on Friday, November 16th and indulge in our one-of-a-kind food and tasty spirits!

Each ticket includes:

Access to the Taste of the Golden Isles
One (1) Friday grounds ticket to attend The RSM Classic

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM

22LimeRickBurn

EVENING LIME RICK BURN AND CANDLE LIGHT TOUR: NOVEMBER 17, 2018 – JANUARY 6, 2019

St. Simons Island, GA: Fort Frederica’s bleaching ruins dot the landscape where a thriving town stood. A place that was home to roughly 1,000 people is now largely quiet. The site remains difficult to comprehend; its stories shrouded in a mysterious history.

The burning of a lime rick will be the backdrop for an evening of storytelling and history. A lime rick of stacked logs with racks of oyster shells will be fired. The heat of the fire breaks down the shell into lime. This source of lime allowed Frederica’s settlers to build tabby homes that were so durable that ruins still remain. (Burning of the rick will depend on weather conditions)

Starting at 6:00 pm visitors should meet in the Visitor Center breezeway, where a short tabby making demonstration will take place, followed by the lighting of the lime rick and the candle light tour.

The candle lit tour features the stories of settlers and soldiers. Soldiers from the 42nd Regiment of Foot will demonstrate their military skills. Musket and cannon firings will highlight the stories of the fight for British rights to Georgia – and the colony’s survival. Frederica’s townspeople will be featured. Visitors can meet the citizens on the original lots where they lived and plied their trades. Visitors will glimpse the struggles that the settlers had to overcome.

Entrance for the event is free. Please meet the guide in the breezeway of Fort Frederica’s Visitor Center before 6:00pm when the program starts. For further information, please contact the park visitor center at 912-638-3639 or click here. Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

23PaintWithUnicornTintedTide

PAINT WITH A UNICORN AT THE TINTED TIDE: NOVEMBER 17, 2018

For the unicorn-lover in your life, we bring you an event that you won’t want to miss! Register for this event and you’ll get to paint an adorable unicorn mug, a unicorn themed snack plate, unicorn ornament, and of course MEET A LIVE UNICORN! Take pictures sitting on a mystical unicorn as part of this popular event, and keep your functional pottery as a reminder of the magical time you spend with us on November 17th from 10:30-12:30! Snacks are provided. The cost is $65 per participant. Book now for an unforgettable experience- spots won’t last long!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 265 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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RSM CLASSIC CHARITY BIKE RIDE: NOVEMBER 17, 2018

The Davis Love Foundation is pleased to add another unique event to the line-up in 2018. The RSM Classic Charity Bike Ride will take place on November 17, 2018 on the beautiful Jekyll Island. The event itself is meant to provide an extra activity for locals and tournament patrons along with raising funds for The Davis Love Foundation.

The ambitious mission of the Davis Love Foundation is to help build a better future for children and their families who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. By participating in our first annual Charity Bike Ride, you will be assisting The Davis Love Foundation in our commitment to bettering the lives of children and their families in our area. Pricing: After November 1 : $50; Walk-Up/Day of : $60 Cash

Race Package Includes:

Breakfast options from Chick-Fil-A
Beverages provided by Coke
Commemorative T-Shirt
Two (2) Good Any Day Tickets to The RSM Classic

Great Dunes Park: Beachview Dr. N & Shell Road, Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For more info, click here.

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RSM CONCERT | JON PARDI: NOVEMBER 17, 2018

Reigning CMA New Artist of the Year, Jon Pardi will be performing LIVE on Saturday, November 17 at St Simons Island Airport. All tickets feature “Lawn Seating”. Chairs and reserved seating are not provided. However, concert attendees are permitted to bring their own chairs.

The RSM Concert Event, sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System, will be held Saturday, November 17 at the McKinnon/St. Simons Island Airport. Join us as Jon Pardi rocks the Golden Isles. Show starts at 7:30pm.

McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport: 115 Terminal Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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THANKSGIVING BRUNCH BUFFET: NOVEMBER 22, 2018

The annual Thanksgiving buffet will be from 11am – 3pm. Adults – $69; Children ages 6-12 – $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea. Reservations Required – call 912-268-5967.

The King And Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-268-5967 or click here to see the full menu.

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WOBBLE B4U GOBBLE 5K: NOVEMBER 22, 2018

Join Morningstar Academy on Thanksgiving morning for the Wobble B4U Gobble 5k! The race starts at 7:30 am and the fun run at 9:00 am at St. Marks Episcopal Church. There will be fun family activities, a silent auction and the best-dressed turkey wins a prize! Register online at . This event benefits Morningstar and raising funds for student activities.

St. Marks Episcopal Church: 900 Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, email gobble@morningstar.com or click here to register.

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AND WINDOW WONDERLAND: NOVEMBER 23, 2018 – DECEMBER 15, 2018

  • Friday, November 23 (5:30 PM) – Lighting of the City Christmas tree in Jekyll Square East. Join us for this fun traditional event with carolers, carriage rides, and Santa.
  • Saturday, November 24 – Shop Small Saturday. (Regular business hours throughout downtown). Support local merchants, get your holiday shopping done, and enjoy games, promotions, and more!
  • Saturday, November 24 – Christmas Craft Bazaar (10 AM – 2 PM). Talented crafters will offer their creative works in the squares along Newcastle Street. Look for unique gifts for those on your list!
  • Saturday, December 1 – Brunswick Christmas Parade (5:30 PM). This annual tradition begins at Howard Coffin Park and proceeds along Gloucester Street to end at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Enjoy floats, music, and of course…Santa!
  • Saturday, December 8 – Christmas Craft Bazaar (10 AM – 2 PM) in the squares along Newcastle Street. This is a great opportunity to get the perfect gift for someone special!
  • Saturday, December 8 – Holiday Market (2PM – 7 PM). Browse the wide variety of vendor booths in Mary Ross Park, and finish your last-minute shopping.
  • Saturday, December 15 – Kids Day and Holiday Music! (10 AM – 4 PM). The squares along Newcastle Street will be alive with activity! Music will be featured in Jekyll Square West with Michael Hulett and other favorite performers playing holiday tunes. Jekyll Square east will host Santa Claus periodically during the day, and kids’ make-and-take crafts. games and activities will round out the day in the other squares along Newcastle.

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: NOVEMBER 23, 2018

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.

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HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFT MARKET: NOVEMBER 24, 2018 – NOVEMBER 25, 2018

Holiday Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 230-1042 or click here.

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SEA PALMS TREE LIGHTING: NOVEMBER 24, 2018

Celebrate the holiday season with Sea Palms. On Saturday, November 24th Sea Palms with host their annual tree lighting with Christmas music, visits with Santa, hayrides and hot chocolate! Admission is an unwrapped children’s gift for toys for tots to help us ensure all children have a wonderful Christmas. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM.

Sea Palms Resort: 515 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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SIMONS LIBRARY NOVEL AND MOVIE SERIES: NOVEMBER 26, 2018

St. Simons Island Library Novel/Movie Series for November. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain. Come on November 26 and discuss the novel, on November 28 see the film. 2:00 PM, Casino, St. Simons. Free. You can get the novel at the library. We have a great time and an enriching discussion.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | FINDING YOUR FEET: NOVEMBER 28, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Finding Your Feet, UK, 2018, directed by Richard Loncraine. When “Lady” Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. She gradually starts “finding her feet” and romance as she meets her sister’s friends. 111 minutes; rated PG-13.

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.

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CLAY IMPRESSION ORNAMENT WORKSHOP AT THE TINTED TIDE: DATES VARY BETWEEN NOVEMBER 30, 2018 – DECEMBER 1, 2018

Capturing little fingers and toes in the form of an ornament is priceless! They’re only small once, so we’ll help you preserve the memories. To participate in this workshop, just reserve an appointment for whatever time slot fits your schedule on November 30th or December 1st. Availability is 4-7 on the 30th, and 11-2 on the 1st.

Once you reserve your spot, we’ll create your impression from scratch at your appointment and custom paint it for you after it’s fired. Appointment times are 20 minutes apart, so please make sure you arrive early. Let us know how many you’d like in the reservation comments- theses make great gifts!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 265 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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HOFWYL-BROADFIELD 38TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOUR: DATES VARY BETWEEN NOVEMBER 30, 2018 – DECEMBER 1, 2018

Visitors will walk along the illuminated path under centuries-old oaks and will be treated to a guided tour of the antebellum rice plantation. Enter the front door of the decorated plantation home where members of the Glynn County Garden Club Council will treat visitors to beautiful holiday decorated rooms and period dressed interpreters will share stories of the plantation.

History buffs will enjoy Company A, 26th Georgia Volunteer Infantry and other units as they re-enact a pre-Civil War muster of the Glynn County Guards and Brunswick Rifles militia units. You will have the opportunity to see cannon firings which shoot flames over 100 feet from the barrels. Step back to the mid-1800s as the re-enactors demonstrate camp life.

While strolling around the plantation, enjoy hot wassail and cookies as you listen to live musicians playing holiday music and singing Christmas carols. Also, Santa Claus has agreed to make a special appearance during both nights. Santa will be sitting by a cozy fireplace as he talks with the young ones; guests are welcome to take pictures of Santa and the children in his specially decorated room.

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

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TRIBUTE – A CELEBRATION OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND: NOVEMBER 30, 2018

Since its founding in 2013, Atlanta-based TRIBUTE has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic Allman Brothers Band sound around Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Rigged with vintage equipment, they interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the ’60s and ’70s come alive again. 7:00 PM To 10:00 PM

If the band has learned anything from performing these songs, it is the realization that even though The Allman Brothers Band has shut down, their music maintains the same power over people just as it did 45 years ago. It is a phenomenon TRIBUTE gladly verifies every time they hit the stage.

TRIBUTE recalls that unique period in American rock, when psychedelia ebbed and The Allman Brothers Band informed us what jazz, rock, country and blues could sound like. Comprised of musicians with decades of performance experience, the members of TRIBUTE bring their shared love of The Allman Brothers Band to life when it comes time for hittin’ the note.

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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 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.

 

 

 

Georgia/Florida Game Day Bus 2018

Friday, October 19th, 2018

It’s that time of year again, time for the 2018 Georgia vs. Florida Football Game!

 

Game Day traffic can be a hassle and that lining up reliable transportation can be stressful. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we will be providing round-trip transportation for the big game again this year.

 

Guests are invited to travel in comfort on one of our four motor coaches without the worry of navigating annoying big-game traffic or arranging for designated drivers. The King and Prince has you covered!

 

We will provide you with a delicious boxed lunch on the bus along with assorted mixers for the ride down. In Jacksonville, enjoy the famous “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party!” NEW THIS YEAR: return wearing your pin for a free slice of pizza afterwards.

 

Have a great time at the party and the GA/FL Game this year without the worry of arranging designated drivers or hiring cabs with the knowledge that, with the King and Prince, you have a safe ride to and from the game. Not a guest of The King and Prince? Not a problem! You’re invited to the party too.

 

Bus tickets are $145 plus tax per person.

 

Remember, seating is limited and WILL sell out so if interested in this opportunity, please fill out the form below. Email the completed form along with a front and back copy of your credit card to gguyer@mmihg.com or call the resort at 912.638.3631 for more information.

 

2018 GA-FL Bus Reservation Form

 

We have a few rooms left so if you’re in need, call 800-342-0212 and our reservations team can help you out.

St. Simons Island Yoga Retreat: November 2018

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

 

East Coast sunrises in the Golden Isles

Sunrise at The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island, GA.

 

We can’t wait for November on SSI. Join us! It’s a shoulder-bag weekend on the Georgia coast. Grab your girls, your swim suit, yoga pants and join us for a little sand, sun and ton of fun on St. Simons Island, November 2-4, 2018.

 

Daily yoga and meditation with Paige Williamson and host Traci Jo Lee. Enjoy energetic morning practices to fuel your day. And, slow it down for your restoration in the afternoons. Shop the finest apparel and gear to elevate your athletic pursuits at our on site lululemon trunk show.

 

Your package includes two group meals; a welcome dinner and a farewell brunch by ECHO. You can drop your keys in the safe and cruise the beach and village on a complimentary fat tire bike for the weekend. St. Simon’s Island is the sweetest little beach town and we can’t wait to share this experience with you. Be sure to book time for massage and facials at The King and Prince prior to your arrival (priced separately). Reach out in regard to possible excursions or keep it simple and luxurious with hang time at the pool and strolls by the ocean.

 

You can have it all, at your stunning beachfront resort on Georgia’s beautiful coast. Your accommodations, classes, fat tire bike rental, and two meals are included in your retreat package. Come down, chill, and enjoy.

 

Retreat pricing for Nov 2-4, 2018:

  • Oceanfront $529/per person
  • Partial Ocean View $479/per person
  • Resort View $459/per person
  • Standard Room $429/per person

 

Meet the Teachers:

Georgia yoga retreat on St. Simons Island with Sault108

Traci Jo Lee, E-RYT, YACEP

Traci Jo Lee, E-RYT, YACEP is creator and co-founder of sault108.com, Kali Yoga at Lake Oconee, and director of the non-profit Human Yoga Project based in Athens, GA. Traci has been practicing yoga for 18 years, grateful for the benefits of conscious living. Known for her passion, Traci’s classes are challenging, inspiring and dedicated to helping people of all ages experience the joys of yoga practice.

Traci is the co-founder and co-director of her home studio, Kali Yoga at Lake Oconee and sault108, a yoga travel company. She co-directs the human yoga project, a non-profit, emerging to bridge the gap between the medical and yoga communities, with the union aiming to provide accessible yoga education and resources to the under-resourced and affordable high-level trainings for Yoga teachers. Traci offers classes, workshops, and retreats, locally and internationally. She is committed to creating opportunities for teachers to teach and yogis to practice locally and globally. For more information about Traci Jo Lee, please visit her online at kaliintegrative.com and sault108.com.

 

Georgia yoga retreat in the Golden Isles with Sault108.

Paige Williamson, RYT-200

Paige Williamson, Paige Williamson, RYT-200, attended her first yoga class in 2012, and she immediately fell deeply in love. Paige practiced consistently for the next several years. In the beginning, she used asana (yoga poses) as a way to get in shape but slowly, over time, she began to feel a change in her attitude and spirit. She was kinder, more patient, and more forgiving. Through yoga, Paige learned how to live comfortably in her own skin, how to manage anxiety by using the breath, and how to remain calm – even in the midst of chaos.

Paige knew that she wanted to share her newfound passion for yoga with others; in May of 2016, she received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification through Savannah Yoga Center. In the spring of 2017, she began her 500-hour teacher certification through Asheville Yoga Center and plans to complete this certification later this year. Paige’s desire as a teacher is to ignite a passion in her students for movement and to facilitate their ability to use that movement as a tool for self-discovery. Paige currently teaches classes at the Zen Den in Lyons, GA. She teaches vinyasa flow, hatha, and yin.

October 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, September 28th, 2018

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MOTTE THOMAS EXHIBIT: OCTOBER 1 – OCTOBER 12, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present Wax Poetic, an exhibition of encaustic works by Motte Thomas. A culmination of five years of the artist’s work, this will be first time this collection has been shown on the east coast.

The work reveals natural and botanical shapes using colors and forms that are at the same time reminiscent of and incongruent with nature. Thomas uses a pointillist style and layering technique in his work which begs to be viewed both up close and at a distance. Multiple layers of gently woven strokes are built upon each other using properties such as color, texture and material composition to envelope and draw in the viewer. The translucent colors and deep textures construct the familiar organic shapes often observed in nature. The flowing lines, shapes and swirls are built up into three-dimensional forms creating a stunning visual poetry.

Thomas creates a dream-like lyricism and surreal quality which belies the subconscious reflection in these other worldly, yet grounded works. His works have been exhibited in Colorado, Houston, TX, Santé Fe, NM, Atlanta and Brunswick, GA. All works are for sale through Glynn Visual Arts. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8770.

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SHAME THE DEVIL: AN AUDIENCE WITH FANNY KEMBLE: OCTOBER 1, 2018 – OCTOBER 7, 2018

An entertaining and insightful look at the 19th-century English actress whose eyewitness account of her time in our region, Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation, was an important anti-slavery document that helped transform a way of life, even at great personal cost to herself.

Thursday, Friday, Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.


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BERNSTEIN AND BEETHOVEN: OCTOBER 1, 2018

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia, under the direction of new Musical Director and Conductor Michelle Merrill, launches its 36th season of classical music with a Bernstein and Beethoven theme on October 1 at 8:00 pm, Brunswick High School Auditorium. Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available.

Brunswick High School Auditorium: 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-2006.

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GOLDEN ISLES GREEN DRINKS: OCTOBER 3, 2018

This month we are excited because Mellow Mushroom has graciously extended their happy hour to the Green Scene of Coastal Georgia! Plus, we have Captain Brooks Good of Coastal Outdoor Adventures co-hosting the Green Drinks event.

Captain Brooks has over 25 years experience in navigating and exploring the Coastal Waterways and Offshore Atlantic. He carries a background in marine science and wildlife biology and shares a personal passion in what he does. He brings a wealth of knowledge about the different types of wildlife and marine life on the Georgia Coast! Come find out what he has been up to and meet with others who love the Golden Isles.

Mellow Mushroom: 440 Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM

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MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS REBECCA YOUNGBLOOD VAUGHN: OCTOBER 4, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Meet the Author” presents Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn and Twenty Years in the Secret Service. Rebecca is the youngest daughter of Rufus and Peggy Youngblood. She is a retired physician and published author. While researching her parents’ lives to write their story, Rebecca rediscovered the veritable treasure-trove of mementos from her father’s 20-year tenure as a high-profile secret service agent, which inspired her to publish a new edition of his memoir, 20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents.

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.

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SOUTHERN SOUL BBQ PRESENTS FIREBOX: OCTOBER 4, 2018 – OCTOBER 6, 2018

While the sun sets over the Frederica River, whole hogs, slabs of spare ribs, juicy pork butts, beef briskets, a variety of local seafood, homemade sausage and all the sides plus a whole lot more are being smoked and served by some of the best Pitmasters from around the South and beyond.

There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the meat masters and a few extra special guests while you listen to live music and sip on some award-winning spirits, craft beer and wine while strolling the historical grounds once home to a Sea Island cotton plantation, lumber mill and shipping point for timber.

Firebox BBQ on the Bluff | October 6, 7:00-10:00pm: The Big Event. An evening of expertly wood-fired BBQ under the mighty oaks of Gascoigne Bluff.

Other events include:

  • Pitmaster Dinner
  • Firebox Oyster Cracker
  • Coffee, Biscuits & Bloodys
  • Pit Class: Day Smoking

The renowned Capt. Gabby, a vintage 42 ft. wooden trawler, converted and outfitted as a popular kayak cruiser, will be anchored in the river offering kayak fishing from the pier For more info + details for each event, click here.

Gascoigne Bluff: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: OCTOBER 5, 2018

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.

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GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY BETWEEN OCTOBER 5, 2018 – OCTOBER 26, 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. 6:30pm – 8:30pm. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7333. $15. 10/5/2018, 10/12/2018, 10/19/2018, 10/26/2018

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SHE LOVES ME: OCTOBER 5, 2018 – OCTOBER 21, 2018

A store clerk and a salesgirl in a Hungarian parfumerie cannot stand each other, but are unaware they are conducting an anonymous romantic correspondence. Enjoy this rollicking musical with an iconic score! Co-Directed by Jeff Dempsey & Jackie Santoro Produced by Robin McMillan, Musical Director, Faith Hamilton-Trent.

Playing:
Oct. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2018 (7:30 p.m.)
Sunday Matinees: 7, 14, 21, 2018. (3:00 p.m.)

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

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“COLORED” IN BLACK & WHITE: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF KENNETH CARROLL: OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will host the thought-provoking work of local photographer, Kenneth Carroll in the Ritz Theatre Gallery; “Colored” in Black & White opens with a reception on First Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm. The exhibit will run through November 16, 2018.

Kenneth Carroll is an artist who uses both urban images and landscapes as a catalyst to spark conversations and provoke change. His photographs are more than just a record of an object or a moment; they tell powerful stories. “What we see with our eyes, is obvious,” says Kenneth, “but what we perceive, with our heart, is often the truth. I want my photographs to let the viewer see beyond the image and open their hearts and minds to what is real and what we are.”

Join photographer Kenneth Carroll and Golden Isles Arts & Humanities on Friday, October 5th for the opening reception from 5 pm to 8 pm. The exhibit will remain on display through November 16. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and during performances and events. Admission to all art exhibits at The Ritz Gallery is free.

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


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COASTFEST 2018: OCTOBER 6, 2018

Georgia’s largest celebration of our state’s coastal natural resources is ready to take center stage! The 24th edition of this annual event will take place at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick on Saturday, October 6th from 10 am ’til 4pm. Over 70 interactive environmental, educational and resource organizations from around the southeast will offer visitors a chance to learn about Georgia’s coastal resources and have some fun at the same time.

CoastFest 2018 will offer new experiences around every corner for visitors this year! Throughout the day under the show tents returning favorites, Arthur Atsma and his Science Circus will demonstrate marine science and Newtonian physics with fast-paced circus stunts and magic tricks; Jim Sawgrass and his Creek Indian family will entertain with Native American songs and ritual dances. Master juggler Rhys Thomas will perform amazing juggling feats with lots of audience participation. And don’t miss the ‘Family Fun Follies’ when the amazing skills of both juggler and magician combine for a high energy show sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

At CoastFest 2018 you can put your hands into the touch tanks ..learn boating safety …learn to kayak …take part in living history demonstrations …watch cannon firings … see the CoastFest student art contest entries …hold live snakes or an alligator …learn about oyster habitat restoration …try your hand at archery …tour the US Coast Guard boats …walk up to a bull moose, a bear, an elk, a wolf….and much, much more!

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7218. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM.

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SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: OCTOBER 6, 2018 – OCTOBER 7, 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! Admission: FREE

All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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AUTUMN WINE DINNER: OCTOBER 7, 2018

You’re invited! Join the crew at Georgia Sea Grill on Sunday, October 7th for an intimate wine pairing dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Executive Chef Tim Lensch and Wine Director Brian Henderson have crafted the ultimate blend of cuisine and wine in this special 4-course dinner with pairings (tentative menu below). To reserve your seat for this delicious dining experience, call 912-638-1197 or email events@georgiaseagrill.com. Tickets are $75 per person, gratuity included.

Items are subject to change due to availability:

Amuse-bouche: Oyster on the half shell with jackfruit mignonette
– Sparkling Wine, La Scola ‘Rugre’, Brut, Gavi, Italy

1st course: Salt poached Asian pear and arugula salad with serrano ham, blue cheese, and white wine vinaigrette
– Riesling, Brotherhood, Washingtonville, New York

2nd course: Canewater Farm polenta with mushroom ragout and crispy shallots
-Pinot Noir, Liesl, Pfalz, Germany

3rd course: Grilled veal chop with creamed spinach and cornbread pudding with garlic butter
– Zinfandel, Pedroncelli ‘Mother Clone’, Dry Creek Valley, California

4th course: Chocolate pound cake French toast with berries and cream
-Cabernet Sauvignon, Tawny Port, R. Stuart & Co., ‘Klipsun Vineyard’, Washington


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RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: OCTOBER 7, 2018

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event featuring The Blind Spots 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!

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | DEATH OF STALIN: OCTOBER 10, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Death of Stalin, USA, 2017, directed by Armando Iannucci. In Moscow, 1953 when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. 107 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.

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CINEMA GOURMET PRESENTS DOUBLE INDEMNITY: OCTOBER 11, 2018

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, kicks off the 2018-19 season on Thursday, October 11, 2018 with Billy Wilder’s film noir classic, Double Indemnity. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Chef Judah Lynch and Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

A cynical, witty thriller about adultery, corruption and murder, Double Indemnity is considered by many the first true film noir with its Venetian-blind lighting, voice-over narration and blonde femme fatale that creates a mood of danger and attraction. Based on the James M. Cain novel and adapted by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, the film follows the complex murder scheme of insurance salesman, Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) and the wife of the owner of the double indemnity life insurance policy, Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck.) Lust and greed drive the execution of a “perfect crime” that is in danger of discovery by Walter’s friend and claims manager, Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson.) Though the film didn’t win any of the seven Academy Awards that it was nominated for in 1943, it’s stature has grown through the years ranking high on AFI’s Top 100 Films and selected by the Library of Congress to be placed on the National Film Registry as culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.

Fueled by a love for classic movies and great food, Cinema Gourmet audiences have grown tremendously over the last several years. Because of the limited number of seats available for the food, talk and movie, audience members must purchase their tickets early. The deadline for buying tickets for Double Indemnity is midnight on Monday, October 8th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased securely online at www.goldenislesarts.org. Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7.

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

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ANNUAL BULL RED DRUM TAG & RELEASE TOURNAMENT: OCTOBER 12, 2018 – OCTOBER 13, 2018

4th Annual St Simons Bull Red Drum Tag & Release Tournament, October 13, 2018, Hosted by Captain Mark Noble & The St Simons Fishing Center.

The entry fee is $175 with a Captain’s Meeting 6:30PM October 12, 2018 at Morningstar Marina Overlook Dock. DNR Agent will be available for Tag insertion demonstration at Captain’s Meeting.

Picture of each fish required and each boat fishes as a team. Boat winner will be determined by most tagged & released fish.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Trophies. $100 TWT Fee. 80% (50/30/20) payout to TWT Entrant winners.

Captain Mark Noble Charter Fishing: 104 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info call (912) 638-7673 or email mdnoble@bellsouth.com. 6:30 PM To 4:30 PM.

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SLOW FOODS OF COASTAL GEORGIA | FOOD TRUCKS: OCTOBER 12, 2018

Food Trucks are coming October 12th! Slow Food Coastal Georgia will be bringing food trucks, food growers, and food producers to Mary Ross Park! Like food and fun?

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

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BRUNSWICK ACTORS’ THEATRE | WIT BY MARGARET EDSON: DATES VARY BETWEEN OCTOBER 13, 2018 – OCTOBER 28, 2018

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2018

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

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MONSTER MASH BASH: OCTOBER 13, 2018

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and Glynn Visual Arts are proud to announce the first annual Halloween Monster Mash Bash, a joint fundraiser for the two arts organizations. This fun-filled “spook-tac-ular” evening will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the American Legion Hall at Gascoigne Bluff.

Guests should come dressed in their most creative costume and be ready to enjoy a Halloween themed night with music for dancing, delicious fall-themed heavy hors’douerves catered by Tasteful Temptations, a Witch’s brew, cash bar, and a costume contest where the winner will take home a cash prize!

Tickets for the event are $75 for one person; $125 for two and there are only a limited number available which can be purchased by visiting here or calling either organization (912.638.8770 GVA or 912.262.6934 GIAHA). Don’t delay and get your tickets today for a fun way to celebrate Halloween and support the arts in Glynn County.

American Legion Post 166: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 638-8770.

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OCTOBER ARTS AND CRAFT MARKET: OCTOBER 13, 2018 – OCTOBER 14, 2018

October 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.

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A SEQUENTIAL ARTS EXHIBITION: OCTOBER 16, 2018 – OCTOBER 28, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present an exhibition curated and featuring art by the founder of the Sequential Arts Program at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and Sequential Arts Professor, Bob Pendarvis, along with a diverse selection of his artist friends and former students working in the sequential arts genre.

Comics have been around for about 100 years. The term “sequential art” was coined in 1985 by comics artist Will Eisner in his book Comics and Sequential Art. Eisner analyzed this form and broke it down into four elements: design, drawing, caricature, and writing. Content is presented in a series of artistic items/drawings, positioned in a specific order to convey its message or tell a story. It is essentially visual storytelling through a series of frames or vignettes. A quickly evolving and relatively new genre, sequential arts today includes a variety of mediums such as comics, animation, gaming, picture books, graphic novels, fantasy illustration, amine, cartooning and more. The artists included in this exhibition have successfully harnessed the power of narrative storytelling and are renowned in their respective fields.

The opening reception for the exhibition will be Thursday, October 18th from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Glynn Visual Arts. GVA will also host a free presentation about sequential arts on Thursday, December 6th in which the show’s curator, Professor Bob Pendarvis will discuss this fascinating art genre. Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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CREATIVE PAPER PLANTINGS WORKSHOP: OCTOBER 16, 2018

Talk about a plant that won’t die! These creative paper plantings have gone viral and we are so in love. They are fun, easy and add so much character to any space. Did we mention they won’t die?

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.

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MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS RAYMOND L. ATKINS: OCTOBER 16, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Meet the Author” series presents Raymond L. Atkins and Set List. He is the author of four award-winning novels: The Front Porch Prophet, Sorrow Wood, Camp Redemption and Sweetwater Blues, South of the Etowah. He teaches English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Creative Writing at Reinhardt University.

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.

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ART CRAWL: OCTOBER 18, 2018

Join ArtTrends Gallery for an evening full of fun on October 18th! The crawl features Wallin Gallery, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Island Gallery and Glynn Visual Arts. 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM.

Art Trends Gallery: 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-4761 or email info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz.

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FERN FRIDAY: OCTOBER 19, 2018

Join us for Fern Friday in Redfern Village! Support local businesses, sip, shop and enjoy live music from 5-7pm. Redfern Village: 265 Redfern Village, St. Siomons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 580-2530.

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5TH ANNUAL OPHELIA’S CLASSIC CAR CHALLENGE: OCTOBER 20, 2018

Come out to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in the 3rd annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. If you would like to enter your car there is a $20.00 registration fee.

Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for youth. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333. 9:00 AM To 2:00 PM

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BOO BASH CAR SHOW: OCTOBER 20, 2018

Spooktacular Car Show benefiting local car enthusiast Lisa Johnson! “Together We Can Beat Breast Cancer”. Registration at 8 am, $20. Awards, Doors Prizes, 50/50 Raffle and More! Halloween Themed Pin-Up Contest hosted by The Peach and the Palm Tree. Musical entertainment provided by Beau & The Burners.

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 8:00 AM To 3:00 PM. For more info, click here.

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NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY AT FORT FREDERICA: OCTOBER 20, 2018

Fort Frederica National Monument is joining hundreds of archeological organizations around the world to celebrate International Archeology Day on October 20th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The staff at Fort Frederica invites the local community to interact with professionals in the fields of archeology and historical preservation. Exhibitors from Georgia Southern University, Cannon’s Point Preserve, Southeast Archeological Center, Sons of the American Revolution, and others will be on site to showcase archeological sites in Georgia, as well as children’s activities and displays of rarely seen artifacts. In addition, we will be unveiling a new temporary exhibit showcasing some of the recent finds and work conducted by park staff, volunteers, and summer camp attendees this past spring at Fort Frederica.

Guest speakers whose archeological work focuses on the Golden Isles and Coastal Empire regions will give talks about their recent research from 1:00pm – 3:00pm:

Laura Seifert – “Kiah House Archaeology: From Jewish Immigrants to the Museum for the Masses”
Rhianna Bennett- “Archaeology in the Classroom: History and Impact of the Fort Frederica Archaeology Program”
Scott Clark – “Late Woodland Period Subsistence on Coastal Georgia: Remains from Taylor Fish Camp”
Lindsey Cochran – “More than Tabby Ruins: Housing Below the Surface of Georgia’s Lowcountry Plantation Landscapes”
Dr. Nick Honerkamp – “Did James Edward Oglethorpe Sleep Here? Summarizing the Above- Below-Ground Evidence”
Michael Seibert – “Findings from recent archeology at Fort Frederica 2017-18”

Admission is Free. For additional information/content on the event contact: Michael Seibert at Fort Frederica (Michael_Seibert @nps.gov).

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 638-3639. 11:00 AM To 3:00 PM.

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SOUL STREET DANCE: OCTOBER 20, 2018

Be prepared to be amazed as Soul Street Dance takes the Ritz Theatre stage on October 20, 2018 at 8 pm. Presented by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, the company will bring their unique mix of street dance in Breakin’ Backward featuring an eclectic blend of movement styles stet to a diverse and sometimes surprising soundtrack.

Soul Street Dance, from Houston, Texas, is unique for their way of incorporating different styles of street dance. The Soul Street style incorporates martial arts moves with break dancing, and mixes hip-hop with gravity-defying ballet. The company pushes the artistic boundaries in street dance while maintaining the true essence of the culture. In Breakin’ Backward, bustin’ moves will take on decades past as four male dancers perform their special contemporary mix of choreography to the popular music of the decades. “There’s a piece for everyone in this show” says Soul Street co-founder Javier Garcia. “We’re dancing to the best music from each decade… from the Charleston to hip hop.” Musical selections include Leonard Bernstein, James Brown, Elvis Presley, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, and more. Appropriate for all ages, this show is certain to entertain and amaze with its creativity and technical precision.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the most dynamic premier dance companies in existence; Soul Street’s technical and artistic skills, stage presence and wit push the performance envelope to an amazing standard of excellence. Advance tickets to Soul Street Dance are $15 for adult members of Golden Isles Arts and Humanities, $10 for senior members (65+), $20 adult non-members, and $15 senior non-members. Prices on the day of each show are $20 and $15 for members, $25 and $20 for non-members. And as part of its ongoing commitment to make the arts accessible to young people, ticket prices for students are only $5, regardless of member status or day of purchase. Advance tickets may be purchased in person at the Ritz or by phone with a credit card (912-262-6934) or 24/7 at goldenislesarts.org. Tickets are also available at the box office on the day of the show. The Ritz box office is open Tues-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

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TASTE OF THE VINE: OCTOBER 21, 2018

Sip, savor and socialize in a splendid setting as the sun sets on Frederica Lake. Reminisce with the Golden Isles’ favorite trio, “3 of Us.” Shop our silent auction for local, national and international trips, restaurants, spas, and more.

Delight in the knowledge that your attendance helps to create safe, stable and nurturing homes for babies, children, families, and grandfamilies in our own backyard. Taste of the Vine is the signature fundraiser for Coastal Coalition for Children and provides vital funding for Grandparent Connection, Healthy Families, and First Steps.

Dedicated to the well-being of children in our community. Because we know that healthy childhoods begin at home, our mission is to “create safe, stable and nurturing homes” by teaching parents and custodial grandparents how to be better parents.

NEW LOCATION: Frederica Boat Club, SAME IMPORTANT CAUSE. Frederica Golf Club: 100 Pike Bluff Dr, St. Simons Island, GA 31524. (912) 388-0376. 6:00 PM To 8:30 PM

 

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: OCTOBER 24, 2018

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.

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GHOULS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN OCTOBER LADIES WHO LUNCH: OCTOBER 26, 2018

An Exclusive Luncheon for Witches Only! Dress up like your favorite witch and join us for a fabulous lunch. Prizes for the Best Costumes. $45 per person. 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM. Pre-purchase tickets online here or call the store 912-602-9736 to reserve your seat today!

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UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE WEST MISSION WINDS: OCTOBER 26, 2018

Mission Winds, the clarinet quartet from the United States Air Force Band of the West, is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s musical literature including classical, Latin, jazz, popular music, and marches. This concert is free but a ticket is required for admission and may be picked up at the Ritz Theatre.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 262-6934. 7:30 PM.

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | GET OUT: OCTOBER 31, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Get Out, USA, 2017, directed by Jordan Peele. Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating. She invites him for a weekend getaway with her parents; but, as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. 104 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.

 

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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 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.