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St. Simons Island Weekend Yoga Retreat 2018

Monday, February 5th, 2018

St. Simons Island Yoga Retreat

Plan for a ‘Weekend of Living’ at the historic King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and refresh your soul with ocean breezes + Hatha + Vinyasa + Yin Yoga. Come to stay, practice and play while enjoying yoga classes for all levels of student. The first event of 2018 takes place Friday, March 9, 2018 4:00pm ~ Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:00am.

The Sault 108 residency at The King and Prince Resort is on the books for the quarterly weekend yoga and wellness immersion on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The resort is located on an expanse of beach along the Georgia coast, featuring lush marshes and breathtaking sunrise views. It’s the perfect backdrop for doing transformational work, connecting with friends and settling into deep relaxation.

The weekend offers a mixture of fiery Vinyasa ~ traditional Hatha ~ and gentle yin yoga PLUS meditation ~ enjoy all five classes or just a few. The event features Traci Jo Lee E-RYT, Christena Devlin RYT and Paige Williamson RYT. They are mindful to teach with attention to sharing modifications for each level from beginner to experienced students.

 The weekend includes:

  • Resort accommodations
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation
  • Social Hour – with Vision Boards
  • Two delicious brunches at The King and Prince’s on site restaurant, ECHO
  • Juice/Smoothie/Healthy Snacks
  • Fat tire bike rental for the Weekend
  • Sunrise Beach Yoga – Meditation

Oceanfront Room 164.  The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, GA  31522.

 

The Residency includes a choice of accommodations:

  • Oceanfront Package (double occupancy) $469. Per person
  • Partial Ocean View Package (double occupancy) $449. PP
  • Resort View Package (double occupancy) $429. PP
  • Standard View Package (double occupancy) $419. PP
  • 2-Bedroom Villa ~ partial ocean view (up to 4 people max) $299. PP (based on 4). It’s a cozy villa with kitchen for sharing fresh delicious meals, one shared King bed, one Queen and pull-out sofa bed
  • OR 2-Bedroom Village – Full Oceanfront View (up to 4 people max) $319. PP (based on 4).

*All reservations through Sault 108 ~ Call Traci at 706-474-1555 to book the Weekend of Living at The King and Prince Resort.

Yoga Only?

Yes, please join us.
We have 2 options for you: Drop-in $20.pp OR Weekend Pass $108.pp

King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA  31522.   912-638-3631

 

Snapshot of the Weekend Itinerary:

Friday March 9 ~ Check-in 4:00pm
Leisurely check-in, unpack, freshen up, dress for practice
5:00pm Orientation ~ meet in resort lobby
5:30 – 7:00pm ~ Opening practice: Choosing Perspective
Evening Social Hour ~ Adult Beverages ~ Vision Boards

Saturday March 10
7:30-8:00am ~ Surya Salute + Meditate: sun salutation A + meditation
9:00-10:30 ~ Vinyasa Practice: Part One: Rooting
11:00am-12:15pm ~ Brunch
1:00-2:00pm ~ Hatha Practice: 7 Core Actions for a Stable Spine
4:00-5:30pm Yin Practice
Free Time – go enjoy fresh eats on the island!

Sunday March 11
7:15-7:45am ~ Meditate
8:30-10:00am ~ Vinyasa Practice: Part two: Expanding
10:00-11:00am ~ Brunch
11:00am ~ Check Out

 

*Per Sault 108: Times subject to change with notice. It will be in your favor always.

*All reservations through Sault 108 ~ Call Traci at 706-474-1555 to book the Weekend of Living at The King and Prince Resort.

 

8 Family-Friendly St. Simons Island Activities

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Last Fall, Kimberly of FitDisneyMom.com stayed with us here at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. We had a blast experiencing everything St. Simons Island, Georgia has to offer with this fun loving, adventure taking mom and we couldn’t be happier to share her blog with you since everyone is always looking to add new adventures to their travel itineraries.

Here’s Kimberly’s article of 8 Family-Friendly St. Simons Island Activities:

Family-Friendly St. Simons Island

8 FAMILY-FRIENDLY ST. SIMONS ISLAND ACTIVITIES

The St. Simons Lighthouse

Confederate troops destroyed the island’s first lighthouse in 1862, but the one visitors can see today was built in 1872. The lighthouse is open to the public and tours are offered daily. It’s 126 steps to the top and offers the best view of the island. Learn about the rich history behind the lighthouse keepers, their daily tasks and it’s even said to be haunted. Don’t worry though – kids will love the climb to the top and taking a step back in time.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse

Trolley Tours with Cap Fendig

One of the best ways to explore the island is with Cap Fendig’s Tours. Take a trolley tour and stop to see some of the historic landmarks that encompass the island’s rich history. Even the locals know that Cap Fendig is the best. He’s a St. Simons native that fell in love with the island and never left.

Dolphin Tour

Tour the waters surrounding St. Simons Island and keep and eye out for Dolphin families. They love to flirt with the nearby boats. The dolphin tours are offered year round (weather depending) and get you up close and personal to everyone’s favorite mammal. Guests can also enjoy an eco tour of the nearby marshlands, with a hands-on experience. It’s not only fun for the kids, it’s educational too.

St. Simons Island Pier

Neptune Park Fun Zone

If you’re looking for a day of fun, the Neptune Park Fun Zone is where to go. The park offers mini-golf, playground and a variety of pools. Adults can enjoy the lap pool and the kids can splash around in the zero-entry kid’s pool. The playground is free, while the rest of Fun Zone requires admission.

Fort Frederica National Park

Explore the archeological remnants of Fort Frederica, where colonial troops defeated the Spanish to ensure Georgia’s future as a British colony. Ranger led tours occur daily and Fort Frederica has an award-winning Junior Ranger Program. Children ages 8-12 are invited to participate in the program and explore the park with a hands-on pop up book. Participants receive a badge and certificate.

Fort Frederica

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

The Sea Turtle Center is an educational and rehabilitation center. Open year round, the center offers programs for all ages. Go behind the scenes and learn how the sea turtles are taken care of. The center also offers Gatorology classes, led by professional wildlife researchers. The kids will love the inside perspective while discovering more about our precious sea turtles.

Junior Golf Clinic

Kids can enhance their knowledge of the game at the Junior Golf Clinic, offered by The King and Prince Golf Course. The one-on-one instruction is designed to improve kid’s golf skills. Kids have the opportunity to play on the award-winning and gorgeous course, led by Rick Mattox – General Manager and Pro.

The King and Prince Golf Course

The Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island

The majestic oak trees are gorgeous, but if you look closely you might see them looking back at you! In the 1980’s, artist Keith Jennings decided to make his mark on St. Simons Island, carving 20 faces from the island’s famous oak trees. Guests can visit the  St. Simons Island Welcome Center and grab a map that shows where every tree carving can be found. It’s an awesome afternoon activity.

 

Check out more from Kimberly by visiting her blog here.

January 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

bluegrass 42nd Annual New Year’s Bluegrass Festival: Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th, January 2018

Come experience what is becoming a Jekyll Island tradition, the New Year’s Bluegrass Festival. Take part in this 3 day event and hear some of the biggest names in bluegrass perform live at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

Ticket Prices:
3 Day Ticket (adult): $95/reserved, $90/general admission
3 Day Ticket (children): $50/reserved, $45/general admission
1 Day Ticket (adult): $45/reserved, $40/general admission
1 Day Ticket (children): $25/reserved, $20/general admission
Children 6 and under: FREE with parent
Order tickets online here. For more info, call 706-864-7203.

kevin_pullin_studio_2Kevin Pullen Exhibit: Thursday, January 4th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Kevin Pullen will be opening Glynn Visual Arts 2018 exhibition season with a one man show titled “Change Agent”. The opening reception will be January 4th, 2018 from 5:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m. and the exhibit will be housed at our Portman Gallery at 106 Island Drive, St Simons Island, GA.
The exhibit will focus on people and events that were agents for change. Kevin uses historical events as inspirations for his work. When asked why he focused on history for his subject matter he said “It is our human successes and failures that act as change agents and shape us for a world of exciting challenges. I use art to tell these stories and bring them to life. “
In conjunction with this exhibit, Kevin will be teaching a two-day sculpture workshop at Glynn Visual Arts, January 27th and 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information about the exhibit or the workshop, visit www.glynnvisualarts.org or call Glynn Visual arts at 912-638-8770.

Kevin Pullen is currently the artist in residence at Coastal College of Georgia and a broadcast/video instructor for Golden Isles Career Academy. To learn more about Kevin and to see more of his work, visit here.

AnnMarieDalisExhibitAnn Marie Dalis Exhibit: Friday 5th to Sunday 28th, January 2018

Be inspired by the work of local artist Ann Marie Dalis when her new exhibit Nature opens on First Friday, January 5, 2018 with a reception from 5-8 pm.

Observing nature has been a fascination for Ann Marie Dalis her entire life. Drawing, painting and sculpting low reliefs in clay is the focus of this exhibition. The show is a collection of scientific illustrative works and whimsical art. Since she was five years old, Dalis has painted in watercolor and her work in clay began in college. Painting in acrylics has introduced more vibrancy into her work. All three media are used to express impressions of Mother Nature.

Nature will be on display from January 5– 28, 2018 and can be seen Tuesday -Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment or during events. For more information about the exhibit or to find complete details about upcoming shows, including Cinema Gourmet, Aquila Theatre and Peach State Opera, contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at (912) 262-6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org.

neptune_park_fun_zone_web_sizeAnnual Polar Bear Plunge: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 – 11:30am to 12:30pm

How brave are you? Are you brave enough to dive into the icy waters of the Neptune Fun Zone Pool in January? This is a free event for anyone daring enough to take the plunge. Come register beginning at 11:30 a.m. and there will be a countdown until plunge time at 12:00 noon on January 6, 2018.

We love wacky costumes, so come dressed up, or come as you are! For more info, call the Glynn County Rec Department at 912-279-2836.

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered_flavored_water_exhibitFlavored Water Art Exhibit: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

ArtTrends Gallery on St. Simons Island is excited to announce its first guest artist of 2018. Artist Bonnie Rabert will present her new work in an exhibit entitled “Flavored Water”, which will run from January 9 through February 10.

This exhibit reflects the many watercolor techniques that the artist applies to portray her subjects. She will demonstrate a few of these during the Opening Reception on Thursday, January 11 from 5-7 pm.

Bonnie Rabert states, “When I decided to paint in watercolors, many people said it was the hardest medium. As a retired Food Stylist for photography, I was used to challenges. I wanted to pursue a looser form of art and have studied with several teachers to learn the beauty and mysteries of the medium to portray food, flowers, koi and scenes.” The public is cordially invited to view this special exhibit, along with new works for the New Year by the nine artists of ArtTrends Gallery, “the gallery with the orange door”, located at 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. For more info, please contact ArtTrends Gallery at 912-268-4761.

gi_hospitality_meeting_graphic_smInaugural Golden Isles Hospitality Celebration: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Please mark your calendars for the Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Inaugural Golden Isles Hospitality Celebration! Join us the evening of Thursday, January 11 at Sea Island as we celebrate and honor the largest industry in the Golden Isles and all those who are a part of our tourism family. It will be a fun evening filled with dinner, drinks, live music and recognition for those who go above and beyond in our industry.

Be a part of the first-ever Golden Isles Tourism Awards by nominating an employee, colleague, business or organization that has significantly influenced and impacted the Golden Isles hospitality industry and community as a whole. Award categories include Lifetime Achievement Award, Partner of the Year Award, Creative Expression Award, Best Impression Award, Rising Star Award, Behind the Scenes Award, Community Spirit Award, and Shared Vision Award. Learn more about the awards and submission process by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is December 22, 2017.

Tables and individual seats are available for reservation. Please contact Tomee Sellars to reserve your space now. For more info, call 912-638-9014.

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered_0_MonOncleCinema Gourmet Presents Mon Oncle: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, continues on Thursday, January 11, 2018 with the Academy Award Best Foreign film, Mon Oncle, directed and starring Jacques Tati. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Chef Judah Lynch of Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

Slapstick prevails in this 1958 comedy when Jacques Tati’s eccentric, old-fashioned hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in the oppressively ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a job. Tati plays the uncle of the title, whose sister is married to Monsieur Arpel, a plastics manufacturer. The Arpels live in a white horror of hygienic perfection, with a pristine yard, and an arsenal of gadgets. Bringing disorder into this cold, soulless place, with its forbidding gate and garden, Hulot delights his nephew with his aptitude for accidents. Mon Oncle is a supremely amusing satire of mechanized living and consumer society that earned the director the Academy Award for best foreign-language film.

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 Mon Oncle is midnight on Monday, January 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.

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

website_listing_photo_shell_004_0_I_Hate_HamletThe Island Players Presents I Hate Hamlet: Friday 12th to Sunday 28th, January 2018

Set in John Barrymore’s old apartment in New York City – at the time, the author’s real life home – the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part. For more info, click here.

Jan. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Jan. 14, 21, 28, 2018 at 3 p.m

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St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast: Saturday, January 13th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Land Trust is thrilled to announce that the 18th annual Oyster Roast has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff.

This annual event is one that the SSLT team and members, along with the entire island community, look forward to each year. It is a night of food, fun and community, and none of it would be possible without the help of our volunteers, donors and sponsors. Last year’s event was a smashing success and we look forward to another fantastic evening!

Tickets are $85 for non-members, and $60 for members (through Jan. 5). We hope to see you there! For more info, click here or call 912-638-9109.

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If you care about the world around you and want to do your part to make it a better place, you won’t want to miss this interactive weekend. OHM’s conference features two days – Saturday is a day to learn and be inspired; Sunday is a day to put our ideas into action! Join us Saturday at the Jekyll Island Convention Center for interactive workshops, coastal advocacy training, and inspirational speakers across five interactive tracks. On Sunday, we’ll go behind the scenes at nearby coastal destinations, participate in a dialogue about community needs, and plan coastal action projects with NEW half-day field trips! For more info, click here.

americasboatingclub-logotranssquareSeamanship Course: Monday, January 15th to Monday, February 19th, 2018

The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course (ABC) or may be the first step into building boating confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures for both power and sail.

  • When: January 15 through February 19 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (6-Mondays)
  • Where: University of GA Marine Extension (715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA 31520)
  • Cost of Text:
    • $58.00 – for Golden Isles Sail and Power Squadron Members
    • $76.00 – for non-members
  • Registration and Questions: Registration Ends January 8
    • You may call or text Captain Paul Truelove at 410-703-2346, or register here.

awjones-3An Overview of Coastal Georgia History: January 16th to February 20th, 2018

Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Senior Historian, Buddy Sullivan, will present a six-week history course, “An Overview of Coastal Georgia History,” which chronologically traces Georgia’s coastal history from Native American culture through 20th century events, including World War II. For more info, click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_005_harrington_schoolHarrington School Speaker Series: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm

For our monthly Speaker Series, Kevin Kiernan, Ph.D. will give an interesting presentation on the education of African Americans on St. Simons during the Reconstruction Period. It should be very enlightening! 291 S. Harrington Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call 912-634-0330.

aq_austin206-copy-2_richard-termineJane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility: Friday, January 19th, 2018 – 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to host the Aquila Theatre from New York and present their innovative production of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre.

Jane Austen is one of the most popular and beloved authors of all time and Sense & Sensibility is one her most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited especially for the women.The story revolves around the lives of two sisters, Elinor who is level headed and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic, Marinanne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives while their half brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy.

Aquila Theatre’s mission is to make classical works accessible to the greatest number. They are a major part of New York’s theatrical landscape producing a regular season of plays along with their annual touring season of classical theatre. Artistic Director Desiree Sanchez has created a bold production that incorporates innovative use of space, movement, projection, design and sound.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and The Ritz Theatre will be hosting the company from January 12 through the 19th as they prepare for their winter tour. “We are thrilled to have Aquila here,” said Heather Heath, Executive Director. “We have had them here in the past and they always stage the highest quality productions. When they approached us about using the Ritz as a rehearsal space and offering to perform, we couldn’t turn that down. And who doesn’t love Jane Austen!”

This will be an exceptional evening of theatre; so don’t miss the opportunity to enter the world of Jane Austen with the Aquila Theatre’s production of Sense & Sensibility. The performance on January 19th is a benefit for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and advance tickets for members are $20 and advance tickets for nonmembers are $25. Price increases $5 if tickets are purchased the day of the show. The cost for students (with ID) is only $5 each. For more info, click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_005_harrington_schoolHarrington School Sweetgrass Basket Sewing Class: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 – 11:00am to 2:00pm

The class will be taught at the Harrington School by Mr. Gregory Grant of Liberty County. Gregory is an expert in sweetgrass basket making in the Gullah Geechee tradition. The class is $100 and all supplies and equipment will be provided. You will also be able to take your creation home with you. Space is limited. Please call the Harrington School at (912) 638-0341 between Tuesday – Thursday 10-2pm to reserve your spot and make payment. For more info, click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_005_3_Historical_societyCoastal Georgia Historical Society’s Annual Meeting: Sunday, January 21st, 2018 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Age of Jazz. The Age of Ambition. The 1920s were a time of glamour and wealth in New York City. The financial sector dominated the nation and the world. Arts and entertainment flourished, driven by media moguls, publishers, Broadway producers, musicians, architects and fashion designers. New York City became the cultural and commercial center of the country.

On Sunday, January 21 at the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, author and historian Donald L. Miller, Ph.D., will examine this transformative decade in a lecture based on his critically acclaimed book Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America. His story is told against the background of Jimmy Walker’s mayoralty, when the dapper politician personified a period of glamour and excess. Jimmy Walker and his second wife Betty Compton, a former Ziegfeld Follies showgirl, visited Sea Island – perhaps when he considered himself the “goodwill ambassador for New York.”

Dr. Miller will discuss some of the ambitious men and women who flocked to New York during the 1920s and made their marks as visionaries and entrepreneurs in emerging industries such as radio, television, fashion, and entertainment. This diverse group of out-of-towners shaped the contours of 20th century America.

Best known for his books on military history, Dr. Miller has also focused on the social and urban history of modern America. In addition to being the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College, he has hosted, co-produced, or served as historical consultant for more than thirty television documentaries, including PBS’s American Experience and A Biography of America. He is a co-founder and member of the Presidential Counselors Advisory Board for the National World War II Museum.

The meeting will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3 p.m. in The Cloister Ballroom on Sea Island. Society members attend the meeting and lecture free of charge. The cost for non-members is $25. Registration is required by clicking here or calling (912) 634-7090.

brunswickstewbileeposterAnnual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: Saturday, January 27th, 2018 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park (Downtown Brunswick). 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. For more info, click here.

  • The motorcycle ride will begin at 9:00am.
  • The pooch parade will begin at 10:15am.
  • 3 Day Weekend will perform from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
  • The Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

cin-4403-edit-2_2_peach_state_operaPeach State Opera Presents Cinderella: Sunday, January 28th, 2018 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to present the return of Peach State Opera and their production of Cinderella, Gioachino Rossini’s fairy tale opera on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick.

Some of the details may be different (this version has a wicked stepfather, a philosopher in lieu of fairy godmother, and a bracelet instead of glass slipper), but in Rossini’s Cinderella, goodness and nobility of heart still triumph over greed and envy. Peach State Opera makes full use of the vocally acrobatic arias, buoyant ensembles, and comic touches that will delight both the young and the young-at-heart.

Considered by many as one of Rossini’s funniest operas, it still has a serious side to remind us that the happy ending to Cinderella’s story wasn’t just a gift from some benevolent fairy. On her journey from servant’s quarters to a princess’ throne, she faces some real dangers. In overcoming them, she displays a gentle and tolerant spirit, some profoundly adult insights — and the pluck and courage to defy everyone who stands in her way.

Peach Sate Opera, a touring company that brings opera to communities across Georgia and beyond was founded in 2009. The organization’s guiding principle is that all audiences deserve access to opera and that the opera world needs a place where emerging artists can express themselves. All their performances are condensed family-friendly versions and are performed in English.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see opera live at the Ritz with Peach State Opera’s production of Cinderella on Sunday, January 28th 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. To purchase advance tickets, click here, or visit the Ritz Theatre box office, 1530 Newcastle St., Tuesdays – Fridays 9 am to 5 pm. For more info, call (912) 262-6934.

Live Music at ECHOEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHOPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Sunday Brunch at ECHOSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

 

Enjoy Christmas Dinner on St. Simons Island 2017

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Join us this Christmas for exquisite dinners as Chef James Flack and his culinary teams pull out all the stops. Two dining options are available, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, both featuring carefully selected menus with unique flavors. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 912-268-5967.

Christmas Dinner Place Setting

Christmas Eve Dinner

Sunday, December 24th, 2017, 5 – 9 p.m.

Four-course Dinner (prices vary depending on entree selection).

The mouthwatering entree options include pistachio-crusted venison, pan-seared Golden Isles sea trout, and a six-ounce 24-day dry aged prime filet.

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Christmas Day Buffet + Brunch

Monday, December 25, 2017, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Adults $69; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.

The Christmas Day Buffet includes all of the traditional favorites as well as delicious coastal cuisine such as Herb-roasted prime rib, Rosemary-braised Kobe short ribs, Baked Red Snapper, and Shrimp & Grits.

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St Simons Island Christmas Events + More

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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!

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Lighthouse Trolley Christmas Tour of Lights

Must Do:

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Christmas Boat Parade

Must See:

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The newest King and Prince Resort Keepsake Ornament

Must Shop:

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Must Eat:

 

 

St. Simons Island Christmas Gift Guide

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

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 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Stems and Petals Art ExhibitStems and Petals Art Exhibit: Tuesday, October 10th to Monday, November 20th, 2017

Join us for Stems and Petals special exhibit featuring Ella Cart October 10th – November 20th at Art Trends Gallery. The reception will be held October 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

Ella Cart will be displaying her never-before seen collection inspired by the beauty of wilderness and flowers. “For this show, I wanted to concentrate on something different. When looking throughout my studio, I realized that among my many paintings of landscapes were florals. I realized that these florals truly reflect who I am as an artist, and my creative journey. Artist are often told to stick with one medium, which is something I rebel against. It is the creative process that I am after, and working in both oils and mixed media provides that constant creative challenge.”

This exhibition will interest anyone who appreciates the creative process of a fine artist and the beauty of our natural surroundings. Phone: 912-268-4761.

Annual Coastal Georgia Regional FairAnnual Coastal Georgia Regional Fair: Tuesday, October 31st to Saturday, November 4th, 2017

It is time for the 66th Annual Exchange Club of Brunswick Fair. Make sure to mark your calendar and join us Tuesday, October 31st through Saturday, November 4th. The Mega Pass Pre-sale tickets will go on sale starting October 19th and can be purchased from all local Parker’s Convenience Stores.
The Annual Coastal Georgia Regional Fair features amusement rides, a petting zoo, juried arts and crafts show, live entertainment and more. Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Brunswick. For more info, click here. 101 Emery Dawson Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31520

GCA Fall Art Show & SaleGCA Fall Art Show & Sale: Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th, November 2017

Georgia Coastal Artists Present their annual Fall Art Show & Sale. Join us Friday, November 3rd from 4pm – 7pm and Saturday, November 4th from 10am – 5pm at St. Simons United Methodist Church.

912-638-3317. 624 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. Phone: 912-264-4111

Moonrise Party at ECHOMoonrise Party at ECHO: Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th, November 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. Phone: 912-268-5967

St. Francis Xavier Crafters Fall BazaarSt. Francis Xavier Crafters Fall Bazaar: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Craft and Art Bazaar: Unique handmade Crafts, Photography, Jewelry, Bake Sale, Food and Raffle of Visa Gift Card! 1121 Union St, Brunswick, GA. Phone: 912-275-8492

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th, November 2017

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga.  Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822

Community DayCommunity Day: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

On Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Coastal Georgia Historical Society will host its 3rd annual Community Day event at the Lighthouse. We will open our museum free of charge and offer tours, educational crafts and activities for children and families, historic lawn games, and presentations by interpreters from Fort King George and the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. For more details, call (912) 634-7093. We would like to thank Dr. Zach Powell, DMD, of the Dentistry in Redfern and Sea Island Properties for sponsoring this year’s event. For more details, call (912) 634-7093 or click here. Admission stickers will be handed out at the front of the Lighthouse. 

Altamaha Riverkeeper Clam JamAltamaha Riverkeeper Clam Jam: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us Saturday, Nov. 4th for our annual fundraiser- Clam Jam at Altama Plantation. This recent acquisition by DNR nearly completes the protection of the lower Altamaha River. Beautiful location, amazing local seafood, live & silent auctions, and awesome music by Kellie Parr. 6853 GA Highway 99, Brunswick, GA.  For more info, call 912-437-8164 or click here.


Screen on the GreenScreen on the Green | Golden Isles at War: 
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

After Community Day on Saturday, November 4, the Society will host a screening of The Golden Isles at War on the Lighthouse Lawn at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. There is no charge to attend, but we welcome donations for the new World War II Home Front Museum at the Historic Coast Guard Station opening October 2018. Bring a chair, blanket, picnic supper, and enjoy an evening under the stars. For more info, click here.

Golden Isles Arts & HumanitiesGolden Isles Arts & Humanities Presents Yesterday: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Relive the incredible excitement of the most influential group in the history of pop music. The #1 Beatles tribute act in the world recreates the group’s historic performances and greatest hits and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper.

An exceptional array of quality entertainment can be experienced this season as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities continues its tradition of offering the best music, theatre and film during the 2017-18 season at the Historic Ritz Theatre. TAYLOR 2 brings renowned choreographer Paul Taylor’s dances to the stage, Jason Petty and Katie Deal star as country music’s most notable performers in Classic Nashville Roadshow, and step back in time with the excitement of YESTERDAY, A Tribute to the Beatles. Our popular Ritz Radio Theatre returns with not one but two great holiday shows, and get ready to celebrate all things Shakespeare with this year’s Big Read. And Cinema Gourmet is back to tempt you with food, insight and a great film. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River: Island Garage Band: Sunday, November 5th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Island Garage Band. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For more info, call 912-265-4032.

Trees and High TeaTrees and High Tea: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

“Trees and High Tea”, Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) second annual meeting, will be from 4:00-6:00 pm at the A W Jones Heritage Center, St Simons Island. The speaker will be Sally Krebs, Sustainable Practices Co-ordinator, Town of Hilton Head. The event is free to Members and Donors and $10 for Non Members. Please RSVP to Goldenislesfundfortrees@gmail.com or 912-689-7408 by November 1st. To join or donate, go to www.TreesGlynn.org.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking ToursGhosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Friday, November 10th, 17th, & 24th 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries-old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug spray. Reservations Requested. Tours will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15. Phone: 912-264-7333

Young Eagles FlightYoung Eagles Flight: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Children ages 8-17 can experience the thrill of aviation and enjoy a local airplane ride at no charge on Saturday, November 11, courtesy of Chapter 905 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based at McKinnon 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. A parent or legal guardian must be present to give permission to fly for each child. There is no need to register in advance. Participants should be in place at the local EAA location at 1797 Demere Road on St Simons Island at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 11. Phone: 912-638-8617

ACS Victory Gala 2017ACS Victory Gala 2017 | Gatsby in the Garden: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm

The 48th annual Victory Board Gala: Gatsby in the Garden will be a magical night that transports you back to the roaring 20s. This year’s event will be held Saturday, November 11th at The Greenhouse, The Vine’s fabulous new event venue on St. Simons Island. It will begin with a cocktail hour and strolling silent auction prior to a dinner featuring local fare created by Chef Dave Snyder and the catering team from St. Simons Island’s highly acclaimed restaurant, Halyards. After dinner, guests will enjoy a live auction before the evening concludes with dancing to live music by the always entertaining Mason Waters and the Groove Allstars. All proceeds benefit the Glynn County unit of the American Cancer Society. Gala Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased here. For more info, call 912-355-1378.

The RSM Classic 2017The RSM Classic 2017: Monday 13th to Sunday 19th, November 2017

The 2017 event is scheduled for November 13-19 at Sea Island Golf Club on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course which TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play. In just its first seven years, The RSM Classic has raised more than 4.8 million dollars for children and family charities. The tournament will be played on the Plantation course in addition to Seaside, due to the larger field of golfers.

RSM Classic Tournament Week Events:
– Youth Day Activities
– The BMW Pro-Am Event, Monday, November 13
– Wiffle Ball Classic, Tuesday, November 14
– Meet The Pros Event, Tuesday, November 14
– Competitive Rounds, Thursday – Sunday
– Taste of the Golden Isles, Friday, November 17
– Jake Owen Concert, Saturday, November 18

The RSM Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course and the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. For more info, call 912-634-3266 or click here.

Meet the RSM ProsMeet the RSM Pros: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the 7th annual Meet the RSM Pros on Tuesday November 14 at 5:00pm in the Mizner Ballroom at the Cloister Hotel. There will be cocktails, hors d’ oevres, silent auction and PGA Pro interviews. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online. All proceeds benefit children’s charities in Glynn County.

RSM Classic Wiffle Ball ClassicRSM Classic Wiffle Ball Classic: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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 here. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Frederica Academy Baseball Field. 200 Murray Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

FDR: Georgia on His MindFall Membership Meeting: FDR: Georgia on His Mind: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

By 1930, when Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell wrote their famous song “Georgia on My Mind,” the state of Georgia was very much on the mind and in the heart of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1924 the ravages of polio had brought Roosevelt, scion of New York aristocracy, to the rural backwaters of our state for healing of body and spirit. At Warm Springs, he re-discovered his natural exuberance by immersing himself, not only in the healing waters of the therapeutic pools, but also in the lives of ordinary Georgians.

On Thursday, November 16, Jamil Zainaldin will discuss FDR’s love affair with Georgia and describe how his association with Warm Springs shaped his life and presidency. Dr. Zainaldin will also examine FDR’s friendships with prominent philanthropists, such as George Foster Peabody, owner of Warm Springs and native of Georgia, whose success in business funded major contributions to education in the South. The lecture will ask the question: “Could Roosevelt have led America through the Depression and World War II without the restorative refuge he found in Georgia?”

The membership meeting will be held at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center on Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. Holiday refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., so come early and enjoy! Society members attend free of charge and the cost for non-members is $10. Registration is required. 610 Beachview Drive, A.W. Jones Heritage Center,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Wreath Workshop with The VineWreath Workshop with The Vine: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Vine will instruct how to use an assortment of hearty and lush greens to create a festive holiday look! Attendee’s will learn the in’s and out’s of simple yet elegant wreath making. No need to bring anything to the class- all materials & instruction, as well as appetizers and 1 house drink, wine, or draft beer per person are included!

Seating is limited. If members of your party are purchasing tickets individually, please contact us at 912-434-9384 in order to ensure your group will be seated together. Multiple ticket purchases by 1 individual will be assumed as a group reservation. Phone: 912-634-7474. The Vine: 12 Market Street,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Cannon's Point TourCannon’s Point Tour: Friday, November 17th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

The Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve November 17 and December 1. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Registration is required by visiting here or calling (912) 634-7090.

Taste of the Golden IslesTaste of the Golden Isles: Friday, November 17th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Davis Love Foundation is excited to partner with the St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival (SSFSF) to host “Taste of the Golden Isles” for the second consecutive year. Held in conjunction with The RSM Classic, the event will take place on Friday, November 17 at 5pm at the Casino Building in Pier Village. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles.

A sellout event in its first year, “Taste of the Golden Isles” allows guests to sample and savor some of the finest foods and spirits available in the Golden Isles prepared by award-winning chefs from across the region. This year’s event will feature live music from local performing artists Suzy & the Bird Dogs. Based out of Brunswick, Georgia, the band has become well-known in the area for their alternative country and rock & roll music.

Tickets for this event are $70 and include unlimited tasting, a commemorative wine glass, live music and a ticket to attend The RSM Classic on Friday, November 17. Guests must be 21 years and over to attend. Tickets will be limited and can only be purchased here.  For more info, call 912-634-3266.

Anderson Fine Art GalleryOil Painters of America at Anderson Fine Art Gallery: Friday, November 17th to Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Anderson Fine Art Gallery on St. Simons Island, GA will be hosting the Oil Painters of America 2017 Eastern Regional Exhibition Of Representational Oils November 17th-December 17th. This is a juried show open to all members of the OPA living in states east of the Mississippi River. The show will be juried by the OPA and the prospectus will go out to members in April. The OPA is a national non-profit organization whose mission is preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light. Through national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.

The Anderson Gallery will be hosting the opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, November 17, from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. for artists, friends, press and the public. The total awards will be approximately $11,500 including a $4,000 Best In Show. Phone: 912-634-8414.

 

Moxie Craft FestMoxie Craft Fest: Handmade Holiday Market: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Moxie Craft Fest is a group of makers committed to bringing a fresh, eclectic vibe to the Golden Isles through handmade goods crafted by local artisans. Come do your holiday shopping with unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us! Our next event will be Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm at Old City Hall (1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520). Look for the turquoise balloons! For more info visit here.

Supper at Gillard FarmSupper at Gilliard Farms: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Welcome to Gilliard Farms! CheFarmer Matthew welcomes you to his family’s farm to enjoy specialty crafted dishes and learn about the amazing history of CheFarmer Matthew’s family and culture. Be on the lookout for the menu and special updates!
Questions: email us at events@farmerandlarder.com or call us at 912-342-7700. 163 Florines Way, Brunswick, GA

Jake Owen Concert on St. Simons IslandRSM Classic Presents Jake Owen Live in Concert: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Today, the Davis Love Foundation announced that it will bring American country music singer and songwriter Jake Owen to the Golden Isles to perform live during The RSM Classic tournament week. The tournament, an Official PGA TOUR Event which attracts some of the world’s most elite golfers, is sponsored by RSM US LLP and the Jake Owen concert is presented by Southeast Georgia Health System and will be at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

Since starting his career in 2006, the Vero Beach native has been in good company, touring with Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood, and collaborating with other country superstars, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Stapleton. He has had six #1 singles to date – the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”, PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’”, “Anywhere with You”, “Alone with You” and “The One That Got Away” plus GOLD-certified “American Country Love Song”. Last year, the RCA Nashville recording artist released his fifth studio album, AMERICAN LOVE, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #4 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The Jake Owen Foundation was created to offer its support on a national level to children battling cancer and other childhood diseases while also lending its support to youth organizations and various charities in Owen’s hometown area of Indian River County, Fla. The local organizations benefiting from the Foundation’s annual concert assist youth with illnesses, shelter, food, education, health and fitness, the arts and the opportunity to better themselves through various programs and organizations.

Tickets can be purchased as part of the weekly ticket booklet or individually in conjunction with a Saturday golf ticket here. Individual Saturday golf/concert tickets are $50. Phone: 912-634-3266.

Battle at the BeachBattle at the Beach: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Battle at the Beach is the third annual Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing event presented by Brunswick Boxing & MMA Fitness Gym. Don’t miss the most exciting night of combat sports in the Golden Isles that will feature local Pro and Amateur fighters battling opponents from throughout the Southeastern United States in the beautiful Jekyll Island Convention Center! Light concessions and a cash bar will be available. Get your tickets now! $30 General Admission. More information and VIP options click here.

Wobble B4U Gobble 5KWobble B4U Gobble 5K: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 – 7:30am to 9:30am

Join Morningstar Academy on November 23 at 7:30 for the Turkey Day 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 here. This event benefits Morningstar and raising funds for student activites.

Merry Shrimpmas

Merry Shrimpmas | Jekyll Island: Friday 24th to Saturday 25th, November 2017

This year, and this year only, we’re having a special festival that merges some of the most beloved elements from the Shrimp & Grits Festival and the Tree Lighting celebration into a new, two-day event – Merry Shrimpmas. Merry Shrimpmas will feature shrimp and grits dishes, live music, and an artist’s market for holiday shopping. Younger festivalgoers can take in story time with Santa Claus and play in the kid’s zone. Festivities will culminate Saturday evening with the lighting of the great Jekyll Island Christmas Tree. This celebration will provide an opportunity for everyone to support local businesses in the aftermath of the storm and will offer the community a unique way to ring in the holiday season. We hope you will join us this November for this unique event. Merry Shrimpmas will take place in the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District. Admission to the festival is free. Costs will vary for individual attractions, food, and refreshments throughout the event. For more info and a detailed schedule, click here.

Brunswick Christmas Tree LightingBrunswick Christmas Tree Lighting Festival: Friday, November 24th, 2017 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Annual Tree Lighting the Friday after Thanksgiving, Downtown Brunswick Machen Square East near Cunningham’s Jewelers on Newcastle Street, 5:30pm; Christmas Carols, carriage rides, join us! For more info, click here.

Holiday Arts & Craft Show at Postell Park Pier VillageHoliday Arts and Craft Market: Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th, November 2017

Holiday Arts & Craft Show at Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island- showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday. Phone: 912-230-1042.

Live Music at ECHOEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHOPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Sunday Brunch at ECHOSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

Quick Guide to the Best Finds from the SSI Food + Spirits Festival

Friday, October 20th, 2017

First and foremost, the St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival is about bringing our beautiful community together to support the area’s only non-profit hospice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. Their testimonies are amazing and everyone should take a minute to visit their website to see what these amazing people are doing for those in need.

Secondly, there are so many sponsors and vendors working together to make such a huge event amazing. Not all are mentioned in this blog because the list is incredibly extensive, but we’d like to offer a giant round of applause to all of you!

1. Friday night’s Flights + Bites at the Golden Isles Aviation Hangar. That sound? That’s Suzy & the Bird Dogs. They rock!

2. This Watermelon + Shrimp Ceviche a la Chef James Flack (of ECHO) during Friday’s Culinary + Beverage Series: Shrimp Five Ways. Culinary + Beverage Series: Shrimp Five Ways
3. And Chef Jenard’s Skinny Dipping Shrimp Cocktail (also during Shrimp Five Ways). Chef Jenard Wells? Yep, you know him from Food Network. He cooked, he taught, he entertained, no big deal. (winky face, we’re totally fan-girling over ‘The Chef of Love’ too)Chef Jenard Wells

4. New favorite: Cabernet Sauvignon from Goldschmidt Vineyard that can be ordered here. If you’re in the neighborhood of St. Simons Island, you can also purchase this at The Still.Cabernet Sauvignon from Goldschmidt Vineyard

5. This fist bump. Chef JB Belechak of Palmer’s Village Cafe (left) and Chef James Flack of ECHO (link above) competed against each other in the Chef Showdown of 2015. Here they are being great sports again proving that no matter the competition, we’re all locals supporting locals and Hospice of the Golden Isles. At the end of the day, we’re all each other’s biggest fans.

(History: In 2015, Belechak won it all competing against Flack. In 2016, Bethany Fahey (formerly of The Westin, currently of Thrive Senior Living) won it all. This year, Bethany and Julian Scheibel of The Georgian Room competed in the 1st round, with Julian winning a spot in the final round. In round 2, James won and moved on where he competed strong against Julian. It was a great competition, but Julian took home the trophy this time. The real winners? The judges. They got to try ALL the dishes!)

Chef Showdown

6. Fruitland Augusta Peach Lemonade. But Peach Mimosa. Lemonade. Mimosa. Tie. Bonus points that Yuri always looks adorable, even when it’s hot! (PS, their recipes are here.)

Fruitland Augusta Peach Lemonade

7. Rose all day. Pamp Fizz!

Pamp Fizz

8. Moonshine has a place at brunch. Either it’s your lucky day or Christmas came early this year because Sugarlands Distilling Co. shares their recipe right hereSugarlands Distilling Co

9. Roasted Marshmallows can make a good cocktail even better. Thanks, Bretta (of Moondoggy’s) for the Toasted Ghost!

Moondoggy's Pizza and Pub

10. Rum + Prosecco is delicious. Richland Rum taught us this during the Culinary Beverage Series. Skipped class? Be glad we took notes, this surprising pair is basically how they say ‘hello’! PS, they’ll be opening their second distillery soon (Nov 2017) in Downtown Brunswick.

Richland Rum

11. Gator is good. Shout out to, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen.  (📷: Ben Galland of H2O)

Gilbert's Underground Kitchen

12. Oysters are too. (The Westin)The Westin Oysters

13. Bloody Marys are great. Pepper vodka is even better. Charleston Mix and Dixie Peppered Vodka are a match made in Brunch heaven.

Charleston Mix and Dixie Peppered Vodka

14. Did we mention adult juice boxes? (Vixen Vodka)Vixen Vodka Juice Boxes

15. There are several local artisans in the festival’s market so you can find plenty of Golden Isles treasures to snag! Just to name a few, here are some goods from Lisa Kerns Jewelry + Virgin Apothecary. (PS, Basic Balm is a new personal favorite)Virgin Apothecary

16. Show-stopping sausage (and jerky). Visit Stripling’s General Store here, order everything.Stripling's General Store Jerky Stripling's General Store Sausage

17. You don’t have to be a bourbon drinker to like bourbon.

Did we mention Aryon (of ECHO) won the 2nd Annual Coastal Stir Cocktail Challenge with her entry, Siren Sour? She did. Many a non-Bourbon drinker were converted during the Flights + Bites event thanks to her recipe featuring Four Roses and a dab of Merlot (gasp!). Psst, her recipe is here.

Four Roses and Merlot

18. Or a whiskey drinker to like whiskey thanks to Ghost Coast Distillery‘s Spiked Ruby.

Ghost Coast Distillery

19. This band: Cranford Hollow, from Hilton Head, SC. Go ahead and visit here then click their handy dandy “track band” button. You’re welcome.

20. Last but certainly not least, the first cocktail at the festival to steal our hearts. We present the Jalapeno Margarita from Maestro Dobel Tequila. So much yes!Maestro Dobel Tequila

BONUS: Sugarlands Shine for their fans too. We speak for everyone when we say #lifesaver!

We absolutely can’t get enough and can’t wait to do it again next year!

October 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

 

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River featuring Complicated Pants: Sunday, October 1st, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Complicated Pants. Phone: 912-265-4032.

Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!

 

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Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Love Stories: 
Monday, October 2nd, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia launches its 35th season of classical music with a “Love Stories” theme on October 2, 8 p.m., Brunswick High School Auditorium. In addition to works by Beethoven and Schubert, nationally recognized soprano, Maria Valdes, will be featured in two arias from Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available. More information at coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org or 912-634-2006. 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

KandP_ECHO_MoonRising_DATELESS_1400X____Moonrise Party at ECHO: Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th, October 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. For reservations, call 912-268-5967 or use the OpenTable app.

website_main_listing_02017 St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival: Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th, October 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th annual St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, a five-day homage to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment – presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. The Festival takes place in some of the most iconic St. Simons Island locations, October 4 – 8, 2017. The Festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in one of the most important ways, by raising funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. With more than 50 of the Southeast’s award-winning chefs participating alongside beverage experts and popular culinary personalities this year’s schedule events will be a milestone. Several high-profile participants in the festival line-up include event co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp, of Southern Soul Barbeque, Chef de Cuisine James Flack and Chef Jernard Wells of Food Network and a Sunday Funday for the entire family at The King and Prince Resort.

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017:Southern Soul’s Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue” – Beginning at 6 p.m., invitation only – Pitmasters Harrison Sapp, Griffin Bufkin and John Helfrich of Southern Soul Barbeque will prepare an authentic, gourmet spread paired with several choices of the finest craft beers and mouthwatering selections. Meanwhile, attendees will enjoy the atmosphere and uniqueness of Southern Soul Barbecue’s renovated 1940’s gas station. Invitation only, limited tickets available.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017:PITMASTER 101” – Learn the secrets of world-class Pitmasters from around the South during this exciting new culinary class starting at noon. Join us for seasoning, sauces and secrets from the best in the barbecue business. Attendees will also get to sample fare from the Pitmasters and beverage partners.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017: NEW “FIREBOX” – Presented by Southern Soul Barbecue & The Local Palate from 6 – 9 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Taste your way through the celebrity Pitmaster creations as you experience a barbecue event like no other. This smokin’ hot evening of music, bourbon, barbecue and unbelievable Live Auction takes place waterside at historic Gascoigne Bluff.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017:NEW “Culinary + Beverage Series | Shrimp Five Ways” – Presented by The King and Prince Resort from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Full of fresh and innovative dishes, Chef de Cuisine James Flack and Chef Jernard Wells will be featuring a midday meal of the coast’s most beloved dishes. Savor and sip exciting options from this special lunch menu Wednesday only.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017:Culinary + Beverage Series” – Presented by The King and Prince Resort from 12:30 – 2 p.m. In this class, you will learn the ins and outs of beverage tasting. You will leave with the tools to achieve success with your cocktail recipes and package store purchases.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017: NEWSAVOR the Coast” – Chef Showdown & Coastal Stir Cocktail Competitions take center stage from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Experience the perfect seafood frenzied cocktail event. Raw bar, beverage tastings, local brews, premium wines and southern style bites. Experience our Cocktail Challenge with competing bartenders and NEW THIS YEAR: our Cocktail Sauce Competition with area chefs participating.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017:Tastings Under the Oaks” 12 – 4 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Come celebrate the Georgia Coast’s culinary diversity and enjoy tasting cuisine from local restaurants, gourmet grocers and artisan bakers and tastemakers. Shop the Artisan & Farmers Market, enjoy live music and the best cocktails in the Southeast. The admission ticket includes access to the Artisan & Farmers Market, unlimited beverage tastings, and Celebrity Chef Demonstrations. TAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL! With the expanded VIP ticket, VIP Patrons will have unlimited access to the VIP Lounge along with full access to all the festival grounds and activities. Enjoy VIP celebrity meet & greets, private bar along with a fully catered culinary experience. Additionally, all VIP Patrons will receive 10 food tickets with which to enjoy some of the many food offerings within the general festival grounds. Our VIP experience is always a sellout with limited availability.
  • Sunday, October 8, 2017:SPIRITual Sunday Brunch” – Seatings beginning at 12:30 PM. Indulge in our brunch with an array of appetizers, breakfast favorites, desserts, Bloody Mary bar and chef’s cook-to-order favorites. At this Sunday Funday celebration, dine oceanside at the historic King & Prince Resort with live entertainment, raw bar, libations and more.

 

The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival takes place throughout the Island and the Golden Isles, October 4 – 8, 2017 with culinary, wine, beer and spirit tasting experiences. For the most-up-to date festival information, tickets, opportunities to volunteer and more visit: ssifoodandspirits.com.

dp_smokeyjoes_logoThe Island Players Present Smokey Joe’s Cafe: Thursday 5th to Sunday 22nd, October 2017

The songs of legendary hitmakers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the rock n’ roll musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, “Hound Dog”, “Love Potion #9”, “On Broadway” and “Stand By Me”, it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history! For more info, call 912-638-0338 or click here. Gail Butler, Director. Liz DeMato, Producer. Venue: St. Simons Casino Building- 550 Beachview Drive,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Opening night reservations only: Thursday, October 5 at 7:30pm

Additional show dates: October 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees: October 8, 15, 22 at 3:00pm

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 6th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. Phone: 912-264-4111.

vivianmitchellspiritinthewaterFirst Friday Open House | Lavivi Exhibit at the Ritz: Friday, October 6th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities’ will have an Open House to celebrate the 28th season of live performances, films and exhibits during the upcoming First Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm and the public is encouraged to attend the festivities and opening reception for new work by Vivian (LaVivi) Mitchell.

The open house will give patrons the opportunity to learn about all of the programs and events that Golden Isles Arts & Humanities brings to the community each year. In addition, folks can help support the organization by participating in a raffle, take a tour of the Ritz Theatre including the second and third floors, check out the fun volunteer opportunities and enjoy the new exhibit at the Ritz.

Stop by the Historic Ritz Theatre on First Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm and celebrate with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. The exhibit will be up through November 17th, so patrons can visit the gallery during its regular hours Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm or by appointment or during events. For more information visit www.goldeniselsarts.org or call 912-262-6934.

hofwyl_ghosts__legends_3Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Friday 6th to Friday 27th, October 2017

Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries-old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. Tour dates include the following: October 6, 13, 20, 21, 27.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug spray. Reservations Requested. Phone: 912-264-7333. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N.,  Brunswick, GA 31525

Tours will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15

 

under_the_oaks_2_0Under the Oaks Run: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

Saint Simons Christian School presents Under the Oaks 2017, a 13.1 Half Marathon, 10K and 5K to be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, on Jekyll Island. The courses are USATF certified and all three races are USATF sanctioned so that both casual and competitive runners may enjoy each event. The start and finish line will be at Summer Waves Waterpark. Under the Oaks Run benefits St. Simons Christian School and the Jekyll Island Foundation. For more info, call 912-634-8177 or click here.

 

antique_showSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, October 2017

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga.

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822.

cfCoastFest 2017: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday”. Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources. More than 80 environmental, educational research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast join with science-based entertainers in an atmosphere of fun. Visitors of all ages learn about Georgia’s unique coastal environment in exhibits from touch tanks with marine life to native plants and horseshoe crabs, water conservation, archeology, herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!

For more info, call 912-264-7218 or click here. 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA

21687958_1963241760631206_1762790737488677823_n2nd Annual Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

2nd Annual “Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween presented by Pawsmopolitan Magazine and Mellow Mushroom. Saturday, October 7th, from 2-4PM at Mellow Mushroom. Raffles, Food, Drinks, and Fun for the whole Family!

18199476_10154595090322616_2064199068199482764_nRoaring Twenties Charity Ball: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Peacock Productions is excited to present another magical night to benefit One Hundred Miles. This year our theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Take a trip back in time with us for a night of fun, food and music all while raising money for a great cause. One Hundred Miles is a local organization dedicated to the education and preservation of our beautiful 100 mile Georgia Coast Line.

Tickets will be $20 at the door the night of the event. Formal Twenties theme attire is encouraged. There will be a cash bar and many great items will be raffled off during the night. Phone: 912-264-4111

nCoffee with the Author Nancy Blanton: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island invites you to meet Nancy Blanton, the author of historical fiction including The Prince of Glencurragh and Sharavogue, both award-winning novels set in 17th century Ireland. She has written other award-winning books and a children’s book entitled, The Curious Adventure of Roodle Jones. Phone: 912-289-7357. Room 108, Casino Building, SSI. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended.

kCoffee with the Author Christina Kelly: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Christina Kelly and Good Karma. Ms. Kelly is a graduate of Vassar College and holds an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has had nine crossword puzzles published in The New York Times. This is her charming debut novel, filled with normal dogs and abnormal people and set in Savannah, which provides an entertaining glimpse into lives in transition. Phone: 912-289-7357. Room 108, Casino Building, SSI. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended.

art_trendsStems and Petals Art Exhibit: Tuesday, October 10th to Monday, November 20th, 2017

Join us for Stems and Petals special exhibit featuring Ella Cart October 10th – November 20th at Art Trends Gallery. The reception will be held October 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Phone: 912-268-4761

Ella Cart will be displaying her never-before seen collection inspired by the beauty of wilderness and flowers. “For this show, I wanted to concentrate on something different. When looking throughout my studio, I realized that among my many paintings of landscapes were florals. I realized that these florals truly reflect who I am as an artist, and my creative journey. Artist are often told to stick with one medium, which is something I rebel against. It is the creative process that I am after, and working in both oils and mixed media provides that constant creative challenge.” This exhibition will interest anyone who appreciates the creative process of a fine artist and the beauty of our natural surroundings.

 

 gala7th Annual Star Foundation Gala: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The 7th Annual STAR Foundation Gala promises to be a lovely evening filled with wine, dinner, and a silent auction of very unique items.

STAR’s mission is to help end generational poverty in our community by teaching the skills needed to enter the workforce and succeed. The students learn computer basics, how to manage their finances and navigate successfully in the workplace. They also gain self-confidence and dare to hope for a better life for their families. All proceeds from the Gala will support the work of STAR Foundation and its impact on the economic future of our county. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, STAR is located in the heart of Brunswick.

This event will be held at the Ocean Forest Golf Club on Sea Island. Phone: 912-554-0540

2001_space_oddity_sd1_758_426_81_s_c1A Space Odyssey First Cinema Gourmet of the Season: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, kicks off the 2017-18 season on Thursday, October 12, 2017 with Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking science fiction epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

Regarded today as one of the most influential films ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey is less a narrative than a parable about the nature of existence. A large black monolith influences evolution and with stunning visual and often times ambiguous imagery, director Stanley Kubrick creates a mesmerizing journey through time and space. Starring Kier Duella, the 1968 film created stunning and realistic special effects for its time as well as a terrifyingly simple and now iconic phrase spoken by the H.A.L. 9000–“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

Cinema Gourmet continues with Dr. Strangelove on November 9, Mon Oncle on January 11, Much Ado About Nothing on February 8, Chinatown on March 15 and concludes on April 12 with Some Like It Hot.

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. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

food_truck_oktoberfestFood Truck Oktoberfest: Friday, October 13th, 2017 – 3:30pm to 8:30pm

The food trucks are coming to Brunswick October 13th at Mary Ross Park from 3:30 to 8:30 with games, activities, live music, and drinks! Bring your friends or the family for the FIRST food truck event in Downtown Brunswick! Our after party will be up on Newcastle with more bands, food, and beverages in Jekyll Square! Phone: 912-265-4032

 

 

arts__crafts_show_1October Arts and Craft Market: Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th, October 2017

October 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! Phone: 912-230-1042

okOktoberfest at Sea Palms: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Oktoberfest at Sea Palms is Saturday, October 14th starting at 4pm! Tickets include assorted regional craft brews, a traditional Oktoberfest meal, and adult & kids activities. Live music by Bonnie Blue from 5-8pm. Phone: 912-434-5331.

 

Adults: $40; Under 21: $30; Kids: $10

21687752_10209768240032622_8520414625687631914_nSteel Magnolias: Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th, October 2017

STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling opens at BAT on October 14 and runs through October 29. Shows are Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Come early for libations and desserts! See website for pricing and reservations. Performances by Emmi Doucette, Dawn Dyche, Kiera Stone, Sandra McLeod, Krista Harris, and Amy Lovin. Directed by Lynda Dalton Gallagher.

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. Phone: 912-262-0628

 

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, October 15th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians. Local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 17 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

blue_jean_ball_logoBlue Jean Ball: Friday, October 20th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm

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. For more info, call 912-264-6246 or click here.

21151320_118393362155562_5668070991472207325_nRich’s Kickball for a Cause: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

We are proud to partner with the United Way of Coastal Georgia with 100% of registration fees going directly to this charity!

Cost: $25 per player. Each player will receive a performance tee, drawstring bag, free Farm Rich and SeaPak Products and more!
Registration: Registration Opens September 8th. Register by following the link below and donating the $25 registration fee directly to United Way. In the special instructions include “Kickball” “Team Name” “Player Name” and “Shirt Size) http://uwcga.org/
Uniforms: Performance Tees are included in the cost but accessorize as needed
Other Details: Concessions will be open throughout the day. Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Mozzarella Sticks, chips, cookies & drinks
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

 

bcAmerican Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Luncheon: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:15pm

Join the American Cancer Society on Saturday, October 21, 2017, for the 18th Annual American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Luncheon. Fourteen local models, all breast cancer survivors, are participating in this special event to support others newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Their personal testimony: there IS HOPE. The fun, fashion-filled fundraising kicks off at 11:30 am at Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort, St. Simons Island.

Tickets for this popular event are $40 and may be purchased at Lady and Gentlemen’s Outfitters (Shops at Sea Island) and Antiques, Etc. (Downtown Brunswick) Beginning September 11, 2017. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Phone: 404-273-2760

yapYappy Luau | Drool at the Pool: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Pawsmopolitan Magazine Presents our 1 Year Party! We have rescheduled this event due to unfortunate timing with Hurricane Irma. This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy pet friendly fun – Island style! Bring the dogs (on a leash) and the whole family to celebrate with us! Splash the afternoon away as we have a luau celebration!

mixologyMixology 101 with John Sabbe: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Shaken or Stirred? Come learn a few new tricks and mixes at the bar with John Sabbe! John Sabbe is currently a bartender at Tipsy McSway’s located in Brunswick, Ga. John has a diverse background ranging from a certified coffee master, bartender, brewer, and cook.

John is a dedicated member of the United States Bartenders Guild and is currently working on achieving his second level Cicerone certification. He is passionate about the ingredients he uses to craft his cocktails; a passion that guides him to create many of his own bitters, shrubs, and infusions. By using this knowledge John is able to craft the perfect cocktails combined with the perfect environment; a goal he strives for every day. Dates: September 9th, October 25th, and December 16th. Each class is $40 per person or sign up for all 3 for $100 per person. Phone: 912-342-7700.

 

2_0Golden Isles Live Presents ABBAFab: Friday, October 27th, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

ABBA Fab is the product of the hit Broadway musical, Mama Mia. Group founders, Terry and Anne, saw an opportunity to capitalize on the renewed interest in the music of ABBA. The result was the creation of the group ABBA Fab. As the show gained popularity, booking requests began pouring in from towns all across Arizona and California.

Since ABBA Fab’s early days the show’s growth has been exponential. The group has since gone global thanks to Bramson Entertainment, which has them touring with several of the world’s premier cruise lines. While ABBA Fab continues to perform for international audiences across the seven seas, their engagements at home in Arizona remain a cornerstone of their success and popularity.

ABBA Fab has played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. as well as internationally. Among their notable credits are performances at the opening of the ABBA Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, the world-renowned Spago Beverly Hills, and the Navy Shipyards in Chicago.

Visit here for pricing and more information. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA. Phone: 912-638-4111

21586869_10155588759715822_5615395977360245560_oDrivin’ N’ Cryin’ Concert: Friday 27th to Saturday 28th, October 2017

BULLDOG ROCKSHOW brings to the stage two of Georgia’s best live bands – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ with special guest BJ WilbanksLive at Castaways Lounge on Saint Simons Island!

In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club.The band quickly gained attention for its blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fan base in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene. Now, 32 years later and releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one on Geffen Records founding members Kevin Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.

With a gold record, 10 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest. In 2012, a documentary about the band entitled Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ was produced. In 2015, a collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s 4-EP “Songs” series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashville’s Plowboy Records. Additionally, the band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame the same year. The following year, Drivin N Cryin released a vinyl-only album, entitled Archives Vol One , with a collection of basement recordings from the years 1988 to 1990. Tickets: $25 ADV $30 DOS. Click here for tickets.

foodGolden Isles Food Truck Festival: Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th, October 2017

Join us for our first ever 2-day food truck festival! Join us on Oct 28th and 29th for a weekend in the park with food trucks, beer and wine trucks, craft vendors, live music, and giant tv screens! Go Dawgs!

Food trucks from the Savannah Food Truck Association. FREE YOGA in the park both days. Craft vendors. Family Friendly w/ Kids activities. Pet-friendly with watering stations. Beer garden and Wine bar. Cornhole tournament. Live Art. Local businesses. Local Non-profits. Police security hired from Glynn County. Food Truckers Disaster Relief Team.

Request sponsorship info, food truck vendor apps, or craft vendor apps from marketing@savfoodtruckassociation.com. All proceeds from GIFTF events are donated to local 501c3 NonProfit Organizations. Follow the event on Facebook at @goldenislesftf for more information.

website_listing_photo_shell_003Gillard Farm Dinner: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Welcome to Gilliard Farms! CheFarmer Matthew welcomes you to his family’s farm to enjoy specialty crafted dishes and learn about the amazing history of CheFarmer Matthew’s family and culture. Be on the lookout for the menu and special updates!

Questions: email us at events@farmerandlarder.com or call us at 912-342-7700.

 

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib DinnerPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

#Bottomless Mimosas x512Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

The Best Fall Festivals (+ more) in Southeast Georgia

Monday, August 14th, 2017
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📷: St. Simons Island Food + Spirit Festival

Whether it’s Spring, Summer, or year round, many know St. Simons Island and the Golden Isles as one of the East Coast’s favorite destinations for beach vacations. But what do you know about Fall here? Aside from cooler weather and crisp breezes, did you know that Fall also brings some of Southeast Georgia’s favorite festivals?

That’s right. Our weekends are filled with exciting events drawing friends, families, and neighbors together outside to enjoy the weather and all of the charm our community has to offer. With several unique events, from foodie festivals to major sporting events to educational outdoor fun for the kids, the Golden Isles has something for everyone! Below are some of 2017’s “can’t miss” crowd favorites that we’re looking forward to this year.

Southern Grown Festival (September 1-3)

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the third annual Southern Grown, giving guests a chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, opening with Friday night’s Garden & Gun Kick-Off Dinner and a Show. Saturday’s daytime Southern Grown Marketplace and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition precedes an oceanside dinner anda concert with Drive-By Truckers followed by a late night After Glow Event. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by award-winning chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island.

Things to know: The Drive-By Truckers and Steep Canyon Rangers are scheduled to play on Sea Island’s Rainbow Island during the festival, but all year long as a part of the Southern Grown Concert Series, you can enjoy major artists performing with the Golden Isles’ iconic marshes as the backdrop. 2017’s line up also included the Gin Blossoms in June with Keller Williams scheduled for December. And there’s a Falconry Experience during Saturday’s Southeastern Wildlife Expo. Yes, a falconry experience.

For more information, including a complete list of events, visit here. To purchase tickets, click here.

Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival (September 15-17)

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, more than 100 art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more. Mark your calendars for this annual three-day event held the third weekend in September.

Things to know: Not only is this festival free and open to the public once you’re on Jekyll Island, it’s also a huge showcase of the area’s local artists (check out that lineup here.)

For more information, including a complete list of events, visit here. Phone: 912-635-3636.

St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival (October 4-8)

The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, a five-day homage to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment – presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, has quickly become a favorite among the locals and regional foodies. The Festival takes place in some of the most iconic St. Simons Island locations, October 4 – 8, 2017. The Festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in one of the most important ways, by raising funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. With more than 50 of the Southeast’s award-winning chefs participating alongside beverage experts and popular culinary personalities this year’s schedule events will be a milestone. Several high-profile participants in the festival line-up include event co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp, of Southern Soul Barbeque, Executive Chef James Flack of The King and Prince Resort/ECHO, and Chef Jernard Wells of Food Network and a Sunday Funday for the entire family at the King and Prince Resort.

Things to know: You get to keep your SSIFSF etched glass as a souvenir from Saturday’s main event, “Tasting Under the Oaks”. Also, post your event photos using #ssifsf and the festival may share your pics on their social media.

For the most-up-to date festival information, tickets, opportunities to volunteer and more, click here.

Coastfest (October 7):

At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday”. Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources. More than 80 environmental, educational research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast join with science-based entertainers in an atmosphere of fun. Visitors of all ages learn about Georgia’s unique coastal environment in exhibits from touch tanks with marine life to native plants and horseshoe crabs, water conservation, archaeology, herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!

Things to know: This kid approved event is free and will have touch tanks, live snakes or alligators to hold, Coast Guard boat tours, archery, rock walls, + more!

For more information, click here.

Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee (November 11):

The annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park brings 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 Stewbilee Central Fun Zone, classic and antique car show, arts & crafts displays and of course, sampling of the best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Live entertainment will be provided by Pier Pressure and 3 Day Weekend. 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.

Things to know: Both Brunswick, Georgia and Brunswick County, Virginia claim to be the origin of the Brunswick Stew. We choose to believe the plaque on the iron pot in Downtown Brunswick, GA that boasts its creation in July of 1898. (Since writing this, I’ve learned of a 3rd claim that was new to us. While enjoying Southern Soul’s Luau this weekend, a lovely Canadian couple informed our table that Brunswick, Maine also claims the creation of this local favorite. It’s funny how the Island works. I see it as more proof that there’s always people to meet and things to learn while enjoying delicious meals in the Golden Isles.)

For event updates, check their Facebook page here.

RSM Classic (November 13-19):

The RSM Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course and the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. Sea Island Golf Club on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course which TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play. In just its first six years, The RSM Classic has raised more than 4.8 million dollars for children and family charities. The tournament will be played on the Plantation course in addition to Seaside, due to the larger field of golfers. **Each year there is a concert in coordinationtoo, however, the entertainment has not been announced yet. We will continue to update this as more information is available.

Things to know: Even our PGA Event incorporates a foodie function, Taste of the Golden Isles. In association with the St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, Taste of the Golden Isles, is another chance to savor some of the highlights from the areas favorite places to dine. This could be your chance to rub elbows with your favorite PGA Pro!

For more information, including schedules and tickets, click here.

Jekyll Island Comic Con (December 9-10):

Jekyll Comic Con is Southeast Georgia’s Premiere multi-day Pop Culture event attracting thousands of attendees of all fandoms. Hosted at the beautiful beachfront Jekyll Island Convention Center, Jekyll Con celebrates a little bit of everything from the comic book, fantasy, sci-fi, anime, and gaming universe! This all ages family-friendly event hosts some of the top vendors, artists, and celebrities in the industry; along with panels, workshops, gaming tournaments, live entertainment and so much more.

Things to know: You can plan your destination wedding on an Island for under $10,000. You heard right. For a mere $8,000 you can book “The Wedding Experience” that includes Imperial Stormtroopers escorting the bride, a Star Wars themed cake, photography and a reception complete Lightsabers and a DJ for 50 of your closest friends & family. You’ll be the talk of the galaxy.

For more information, including a detailed schedule, click here.

Don’t forget, there’s always live music happening around the Resort at ECHO, check that schedule here.