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Everything New on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Just when you think you’ve finally done it all, St. Simons Island added a few more treats! Enjoy these charming new additions the next time you’re on the Island.

 

~Shopping~

KJ Clothier: From high fashion + frills to the perfect hat + flip flops, KJ Clothier has it ALL for both men and women. This locally owned shop checks off all the adults on your list, whether you’re looking for yourself or for a gift for others, go ahead and add this shop to your must visit list! Follow them on Instagram (here) so you can see what’s new.

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Selection at KJ Clothier on St. Simons Island [photos by @KJClothier]

~Eats~

Porch: “Authentic Nashville hot chicken is coming to St. Simons!” Your friends over at Palmer’s in the Village just introduced Porch SSI, a place so Southern you can sub your piece of bread with a waffle. On a scale of Naked to Napalm, how do you like your chicken? If you can’t answer that, then you need to make a pit stop soon. PS- they have Frose.

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The Porch SSI + Frose [photos by @Porchssi + @helenrentz]

La PlanchaWell-known, island local, Dave Snyder is growing his brood of restaurants (Tramici + Halyard’s) with the his newest Mexican addition. We have it on great authority that the Plancha Margarita is the best way to quench your thirst and you can’t go wrong when ordering Short Rib Tacos or the Chicken Quesadilla. Avocado enthusiast? G U A C A M O L E. Do it.

 

Pelican Market: “Your neighborhood market, fused with fresh produce, coffee, bagels, baking & cleaning products, sundries, beach gear, local made products and ice cream!” Basically, your kitchen sink of options. Whether stocking up snacks + supplies for a trip to the beach or grabbing a casserole to throw in the oven for dinner, there’s something for everyone. FYI- if you come on the right day at the right time, you can leave with Del Sur Empanadas! Follow them on social media (Facebook or Instagram) + you’ll know what’s in stock and if it’s time for empanadas 😉

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Assortment of goodies at The Pelican Market [photos by @PelicanMarketSSI]

~Adventures + Activities~

String of Pearls (formerly the Cloister Belle): The best way to take in the Golden Isles is from the water. Book sunset wine cruises, private charters + more aboard the String of Pearls. This 71′ long beauty is built of mahogany and teak, weighs 40 tons, and used to race Jack Kennedy’s sport fisherman on Cape Cod Bay. Pssst, numerous celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen, Brad Pitt, Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford, many statesman and a couple of princesses have enjoyed the boat over the years – indulge in your fancy side, you’re in great company.

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String of Pearls [photo by Brooke Roberts Photography]

The Tinted Tide: This paint-your-own pottery studio located here on the island offering walk-in painting all day, every day. Additionally, they host classes of various other art forms throughout the year. In the spring and summer they offer kids camps, in addition to monthly Ladies Nights where women can bring food, wine, and friends. They are also available for all kinds of parties, including showers, and work group events too.

 

**Attention Brides**
((Newly engaged or planning a wedding? We’ve got news for you too right here!))

 

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April 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018


Shell-E-Brate Spring Festival

SHELL-E-BRATE SPRING FESTIVAL: APRIL 5, 2018 – APRIL 6, 2018

Two day festival of local and regional organizations, collaborative projects & activities to highlight the influence and relationship of tidal changes along Georgia’s coastal habitats and how community members can make environmentally friendly decisions that aid in protecting our natural resources, both inland and near the coast.

April 5 & 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Activities included with General Admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center – $8 adults (age 13 & up), $6 children (age 4-12), children under 3 are free. For more info, visit the Shell-e-brate Spring Festival event.

Ghosts and Legends at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY BETWEEN April 6 – 20, 2018

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

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

April 6, 14, and 20, 2018. For more info, visit the Georgia State Parks website or call (912) 264-7333. $15/person.

Coffee with the Author

COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR JULIE BRAGG: APRIL 6, 2018

Julie is legendary in Macon for her home-based swim school. Her life-affirming memoir details the tragedy that struck when her two sons were killed in a car accident in Texas. However, the family managed to get on with their lives and, eventually Bragg Jam, a huge regional music festival, was started in memory of the brothers.

J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms. Bragg’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your books at the coffee so you can have them signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 AM in Room 108 at the St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, check the Literary Guild of St. Simons website or call (912) 289-7357. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended.

First Friday at Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: APRIL 6, 2018

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

International Festival

THE 7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: APRIL 6, 2018

The 7th Annual International Festival: One World, Many Faces Celebrate the diverse cultures that call the Golden Isles home through art, music, food, cultural displays, and activities for kids. There will be a Global Food Bazaar, a Marketplace of artisan wares, a varied lineup of musical entertainment, a CultureEXPO, a KidFest area, and more. This annual event takes place 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick Campus on Friday, April 6th is free and open to the public. Event photo credits: J. D. Dickerson. Rain or shine event. 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 634-1367.

Fendig Plein Air Art Festival

6TH ANNUAL ALBERT FENDIG PLEIN AIR AFFAIR: APRIL 7, 2018 – APRIL 8, 2018

Bring your plein air gear for fun and camaraderie with lots to paint in this historic setting. No judging, no prizes, just good company and great sights. Inspirational subjects include moss draped live oaks up to 800 years old, scenic marsh vistas across the old rice fields, a 150 year old plantation house, barns and out buildings, as well as plenty of local flora and fauna. Artists and admirers welcome. $5.00 Youth Guest (6-17). $8.00 Adult Guest. $7.00 Senior Guest (62+). $25.00 Artists.

Recurring daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333.

Jekyll Island Book Festival

JEKYLL ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL: APRIL 7, 2018

Jekyll Island is pleased to announce its inaugural book festival. Designed for all book-lovers, the festival line-up will include a mix of author presentations, meet-and-greets & signings, book and retail sales, and family-friendly fun.

From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Beach Village Green. Jekyll Island, GA.

St. Simons Antique Show

SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: APRIL 7, 2018 – APRIL 8, 2018

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more!

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. FREE. All shows are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

A Taste of Glynn

17th ANNUAL A TASTE OF GLYNN: APRIL 8, 2018

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

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


Coastal Photography Exhibit - Earth Day

COASTAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD EXHIBIT: APRIL 8, 2018 – APRIL 30, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD) will open a unique exhibition featuring photography from members of the Coastal Photographers Guild on April 8, on view until April 30. The Beaches to Barrier Islands exhibit will feature over 40 works by guild members, in an outdoor setting along the Earth Day Nature Trail on the campus of the GA DNR’s Coastal Regional Headquarters Campus in Brunswick.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, April 8th from 3:00 – 4:30pm at the Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center adjacent to the Nature Trail entrance. The self-guided free exhibit will be on display throughout the four-acre site and is open to the public during daylight hours thru April 30th.

Rhythm on the River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: APRIL 8, 2018

Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

First Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick. FREE.

Coastal Symphony of Georgia

COASTAL SYMPHONY OF GEORGIA PRESENTS HOPE & TRIUMPH: APRIL 9, 2018

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia concludes its 35th season of classical music with “Hope and Triumph” on Monday, April 9, 8:00 p.m. at the Brunswick High School Auditorium.

The program opens with a valedictory violin solo, performed by Musical Director and Conductor, Luis Haza, who is retiring after this concert. Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 is also featured. Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available – $40 Adult. For more info, visit The Coastal Symphony of Georgia here or call (912) 634-2006. Brunswick High School: 3885 Altama Avenue, Brusnwick, GA 31520.

Coffee with the Author

COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR STEVE BERRY: APRIL 9, 2018

Steve Berry and The Bishop’s Pawn. The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of a dozen Cotton Malone novels and several standalone, Steve has 20 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation. He serves on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.

He visits the Guild to talk about his latest: The Bishop’s Pawn, based on the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., and marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files. It ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case. Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.

Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. For more info, check Literary Guild of St. Simons or call (912) 289-7357. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Cinema Gormet - Some Like It Hot

CINEMA GOURMET PRESENTS SOME LIKE IT HOT: APRIL 12, 2018

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon and directed by Billy Wilder. 1959 Not Rated 2h 1min

Enjoy a screening of a classic movie preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.”

For more info, call (912) 262-6934. This event is at 6:30 PM at the Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520.

Tinted Tide - Summer Shell Class

SUMMER SHELL SERVER CLASS AT THE TINTED TIDE: APRIL 12, 2018

Learn a unique painting style on pottery that you can use for all of your summer fun! These Nautilus style serving dishes are perfect for chips and dip or other goodies. They are a beautiful addition to any collection, and more importantly, they are fun to paint! Snacks will be provided at the class, and outside food/drinks are more than welcome. Come create a masterpiece with us on April 12th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM!

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

Literary Guild Films

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PATERSON: APRIL 13, 2018

PatersonUSA, 2016, directed by Jim Jarmusch. In honor of National Poetry Month here’s a wondrously tender, witty and delicate chronicle of a week in the mostly unremarkable life—in Paterson, New Jersey, once home to William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg, among others—of Paterson, a bus-driver and amateur poet. 120 minutes; Rated R.

Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Art in the Park

ART IN THE PARK: APRIL 14, 2018 – APRIL 15, 2018

Spring arrives with artistic flair this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 25th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Festival.

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

For more info on Glynn Visual Arts & our festivals please click Glynn Visual Arts or call (912) 638-8770.

Patriots Day Parade

PATRIOTS DAY PARADE: APRIL 14, 2018

Celebrate the “shot heard ’round the world” at Lexington & Concord on April 19, 1775 and the capture of three British ships in the Frederica River on April 19, 1778. The Parade is in the St. Simons Island Village Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

10:00am- Patriotic Memorial Ceremony (Casino)
11:45am- Parade of Patriots (Village) Hourly Cannon Firing

Puppies and Pin-Ups Car Show

PUPPIES AND PIN-UPS CAR SHOW: APRIL 14, 2018

Classic, Rockabilly band, Beau and the Burners will be providing musical entertainment throughout the day! Food will be available for purchase at the event, again this year, by Southern Soul Barbeque. This is a family-friendly event!

Car Show Registration Starts at 9:00 am. Registration is $20 per car. (Cash or Check Only) Classic Cars Encouraged. This year’s Car Show will also include a pet adoption with 3 great local adoption agencies to sponsor: No Kill Glynn County, Coastal Animal Rescue Society, and Glynn County Animal Control.

Door Prizes will be given out throughout the day and trophies will be awarded to Car Show participants for different classes. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St, (downtown) Brunswick, GA 31520.

Southern Grown Farmers Market

SOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: APRIL 14, 2018

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island.

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM The Market At Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, check Southern Grown or call (912) 634-3994.

Classic Nashville Roadshow

CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW: APRIL 15, 2018

Classic Nashville Roadshow brings you some of the most unforgettable songs in country history! Remember when June fell for Johnny and Loretta was just a coal miner’s daughter? Starring Jason Petty and Katie Deal, Classic Nashville Roadshow sweeps you back in time with songs made famous by Dolly, Hank, Patsy, Tammy, George, Merle and many, many more!

3:00 PM at the Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click Golden Isles Arts & Humanities or call (912) 262-6934.

Rainbow Fish at The Tinted Tide

MOMMY & ME AT THE TINTED TIDE: APRIL 18, 2018

At our Mommy & Me events we read a book together and then create a corresponding art project. Our selected book for April is The Rainbow Fish! We’ll have several book-inspired projects to choose from. The cost is $5 plus the cost of the pottery you choose. All ages are welcome! No advance sign-up required for this event. Bring your little ones on April 18th at 10:00 AM to join in the fun!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 265 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Evening with the Stars

EVENING WITH THE STARS: APRIL 19, 2018

Save the date for an exceptional dining experience provided by GICA’s culinary students as they partner with Sea Island chefs on April 19th, at the Sea Island Retreat Clubhouse. See what these talented students have to offer while enjoying special remarks from Maestro Luis Haza. Tickets are available February 21st at GICA.us or the Golden Isles College & Career Academy. There will be a live and silent auction, 50/50 raffle, social hour with adult elixirs and delicious appetizers. Proceeds benefit the Career Academy Foundation supporting scholarships, service learning projects, academic competitions, and business led leadership. Contact Rick Townsend (912-506-5347 or rick.townsend@gica.us) for sponsorship information or any questions.

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Retreat Clubhouse: 100 Kings Way, 529 Beachview Dr, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, visit the Golden Isles College & Career Academy website or call (912) 506-5347.

Palm Coast Yappy Hour

YAPPY HOUR AT PALM COAST: APRIL 19, 2018

Yappy Hour returns! Join us April 19 at Palm Coast Coffee and Pub on St. Simons Island for a fun-filled evening as animals lovers and their pets mingle for a howling good time.

A $10 donation will get you in at the door. There will be tasty appetizers along with a cash bar for those wanting to cool off during Happy Hour. The Golden Isles Strummers will take the stage to perform during the evening. All donations made at the door that evening will go to the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia.

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Palm Coast Coffee & Pub: 318 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-7515.

Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE: APRIL 21, 2018 – MAY 6, 2018

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. All performances are Saturdays at 8pm / Sundays at 3pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain – Reserved seating available. $25 PER PERSON (desserts and beverages included). April 21, 22, 28, 29, and May 5, 6, 2018.

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 262-0628.

Young Eagles Flight

YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT: APRIL 21, 2018

Children ages 8-17 can experience the thrill of aviation and enjoy an airplane ride over the beautiful beaches, rivers and Marshes of Glynn at no charge on Saturday, April 21. The first 100 young people to sign up will take to the skies, 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. To fly with the Young Eagles, please click here and select a flight time. Passengers and parent or guardians should be in place at the appointed hour at the EAA facility at 1797 Demere Road on St Simons Island.

9:00 AM To 12:00 PM at McKinnon St Simons Island Airport: 1797 Demere Road , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 269-2155.

Golden Gala

GOLDEN GALA: APRIL 22, 2018

Join us Sunday, April 22nd 5 pm for Golden Isles Ballet at The Vine Greenhouse for an evening of the best in ballet. This single show will bring international ballet stars to perform the most exciting moments from the most famous ballets. This is an evening you won’t want to miss!

General Admission will be open without seating. Guests are invited to mingle and enjoy the show while munching on appetizers and beverages provided by a favorite local restaurant! For more info, click here. Golden Isles Ballet at The Vine: 12 Market Street, St Simons Island, GA 31522.

Clean and Green Golf Tournament

CLEAN AND GREEN GOLF TOURNAMENT: APRIL 23, 2018

Green is the name of the game at the 10th annual Keep Golden Isles Beautiful “Clean and Green” golf tournament, where participants have fun on the greens and help keep the Golden Isles clean and green at the same time.

The excitement takes place on Monday, April 23 at the Brunswick Country Club with an 11:30 AM tournament lunch and a 1:00 PM shotgun start. Limited to the first twenty teams to register, entry fees for this 4-player scramble are $100/player and $400/team.

Since 1979, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful has made a difference in Brunswick and Glynn County with beneficial “cleaner and greener” programs, projects and initiatives. As the community’s leading organization in community greening, litter reduction/collection and recycling/waste reduction, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful and its thousands of volunteers help make our “own backyard” the very best it can be.

To sponsor a tournament hole or enter a team, contact the Keep Golden Isles Beautiful offices at info.kbgib@gmail.com. For more info, call (912) 279-1490.

Literary Guild Film - The Big Sick

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE BIG SICK: APRIL 25, 2018

The Big Sick. USA, 2017, directed by Michael Showalter. The awkward true story of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner who fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. 120 minutes; Rated R.

Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Island Bridal - Champagne Chats

CHAMPAGNE CHATS: APRIL 26, 2018

Stop by Island Bridal for an evening of (free!) champagne, appetizers, desserts, DJ’d music and a night of shopping! Some of the BEST local wedding vendors will be there for brides to network with and finish up any and all loose end wedding planning! AND there will be an amazing raffle: free spray tan/facial, free hair and makeup trial, free wedding consultation, free wine, and more! RSVP by April 18th!

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Island Bridal Boutique: 3303 Frederica Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Ladies Night at Tinted Tide

LADIES NIGHT AT THE TINTED TIDE: APRIL 26, 2018

This is a monthly Ladies Night event at the studio, where you can spend some time relaxing with the girls. No reservations are required- just stop by with food, drinks, and friends! This after hours event is from 7-9. The cost is $5 plus your pottery price. You pick it out, paint it with friends, then come back to pick it up!

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 265 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522.

Moo-Town Review Party

MOOO-TOWN REVIEW PARTY AT THE PIER: APRIL 26, 2018

The Mooo-Town Review Party at The Pier supporting The Farm at Oatland North will include Live Music & Dancing to the UDDERLY-sensational MOTOWN tunes of the party band Str8UP!

Silent Auction & Door Prizes, and introducing Cow Patty Bingo! Purchase a spot in the ‘pasture’ and MOOOVE on over to see where the cows drop their patty! Tickets are $60 and available at all local Ameris Bank locations, GJ Ford Bookshop, The Pelican Market, Bennie’s Red Barn, The Farm and online on The Farm at Oatland North website.

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522.

Moxie Craft Festival

MOXIE CRAFT FEST: APRIL 27, 2018

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 shop unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us!

The next event will be a summer night market on Friday, April 27th from 5:00 PM To 10:00 PM at 1229 Newcastle St.in historic downtown Brunswick. We will have food, live music, and of course, our funky handmade vendors. This will be a fun indoor and outdoor event. Bring the whole family- you won’t want to miss it!

For more info, check the Moxie Craft Fest website or email moxiecraftfest@gmail.com.

Cassina's Garden Walk

CASSINA’S ANNUAL GARDEN WALK WEEK: APRIL 28, 2018

Since 2006, Cassina Garden Club has hosted a tour of usually 7 private gardens in St. Simons and some years, Sea Island, for the public viewing. This event has evolved into a much loved annual event for visitors and residents alike. The public, for a small fee, views a variety of gardens some planted and tended by the owners and others initiated by professional designers.

The ticket covers the tours of gardens, a marketplace with local vendors, a garden party and entertainment at the cabins during the garden walk. The cabins are also open for tours during Garden Walk. This is the main fundraiser for Cassina to secure funds to cover the cost of maintenance and upkeep of the cabins and gardens.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Gascoigne Bluff: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, Next To Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island. For more info, click Cassina Garden Club or call (912) 638-9808.

Golden Island Live! 3 Redneck Tenors

GOLDEN ISLES LIVE PRESENTS 3 REDNECK TENORS: APRIL 28, 2018

The 3 Redneck Tenors were finalists on “America’s Got Talent”. They are a new breed in the “tenor genre” – their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, and starring Mr. Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge, the 3 Redneck Tenors have been thrilling audiences since 2006.

These boys have seen it all, sing it all, and make us laugh ’till we double over, reminding us that in life, it is not just the destination, it’s the journey. Get ready for one side-splitting ride as we go on an excursion only the 3 Redneck Tenors could have had… delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from Gospel, to Country, to Broadway, Pop, and Classical. Tickets can be purchased online.

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Glynn Academy Auditorium: 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA United States. For more info, see Golden Isles Live! or call (912) 638-4111.

Epworth Music on the River

MUSIC ON THE RIVER: APRIL 28, 2018

Enjoy the music of Michael Hulett, light food and drinks, and view the restored tabby cabins. Celebrate the completion of the cabins and purchase tickets for the 12th Annual Tabby and Tillandsia Garden Walk sponsored by the Cassina Garden Club on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Cassina Garden Club Slave Cabins: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, Next To Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 399-1101.

Moonrise at ECHO Restaurant

MOONRISE AT ECHO: APRIL 29, 2018

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 while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. For more info, check all ECHO Restaurant specials or call (912) 268-5967.

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

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO RestaurantPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAYS
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights from 5:00 PM. to 10:00 PM. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click ECHO Restaurant specials. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

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

6 Types of Wedding Guests That Will Love St. Simons Island

Monday, March 5th, 2018


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*This blog post was guest written by Jennifer Prince

Wedding planning involves many different aspects – the dress, the color palette, the flowers. There are so many decisions to be made, and it’s always wise to consider your guests when you are planning. One choice that should be easy is including St. Simons Island into your big day! Even if your friends and family are traveling from a distance – and no matter their interests – they are sure to find something fun to do.

1 - The History BuffThe History Buff

For those who adore an area steeped in history, St. Simons Island is full of options. One island favorite is St. Simons Island Lighthouse. Boasting beautiful views from the top, history buffs will certainly find the museum and its docents adept at describing the daily life of those who lived and worked at the lighthouse.

 

If a lover of the past enjoys the great outdoors, then Fort Frederica is a must see. With seaside views and lovely grounds, this national park showcases the remains of a fortification and the town that surrounded it.

 

Also of note is Christ Church, whose interior structure resembles the hull of a ship and includes beautifully stained glass. The surrounding cemetery is captivating and includes graves as early as the turn of the 19th century.

2 - The ExplorerThe Explorer

 

Have an adventurous guest? Suggest that they rent a bicycle from Ocean Motion. The island is easy to navigate, and a big plus is that bikes can be ridden on the beach during low tide.

 

For those who are curious about the waterways, taking a boat tour with Cap Fendig (of Lighthouse Trolleys) is a lovely option. The explorer will enjoy seeing native birds, open waters and the Sidney Lanier Bridge.

3 - The FoodieThe Foodie

 

If your guests love food, then they are certainly in for a treat. Whether craving fine dining in the evening or a quick bite before the day begins, ECHO at The King and Prince is the perfect choice. As the only oceanfront restaurant on the island, the culinary team has a philosophy of “local first” when choosing ingredients for their carefully curated cuisine.

 

Another choice for your epicurean friends is Georgia Sea Grill. With a focus on both sustainable and local ingredients, their dinner menu is fabulous, and save room for dessert!

 

Gnat’s Landing is the ultimate place for outdoor, casual dining. Visitors can linger over long picnic tables or take up residence on the outdoor “Gnatio”.

 

For a hearty breakfast, a gourmet can get their fill at Sandcastle Café at the Pier. The morning buffet is delicious and filling, and trying the Bloody Mary is a must.

4 - The Nature LoverThe Nature Lover

It goes without saying that the beach at St. Simons Island is beautiful. Whether your guests choose to swim, lounge, or walk on the sand at sunrise, the ocean will beckon.

 

The island is peppered with stately oaks dripping with Spanish moss. An interesting fact is that none of the buildings on the island can be built higher than the tree canopy, so St. Simon’s has a unique, natural vibe.

 

Speaking of trees, those who love the outdoors and a bit of a hunt will enjoy the island’s tree spirits. There are approximately 20 of these carvings around the island – with 7 on public property – and searching for them is an adventure on its own.

5 - The UnwinderThe Unwinder

For your guests whose only goal is to attend your wedding and use the time to get away from it all, a stay at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort offers just the right atmosphere. With on-site eateries, there really is no reason to leave the property. They can have a massage, play golf, or soak in the sun by the pool or ocean. No matter the choice, your guests can truly have a respite at this historic hotel.

The ShopperThe Shopper

Of course, it goes without saying that mostly everyone likes to pick up a little something while they’re away. Whether it’s for a souvenir or some heavy duty purchases, strolling through the stores in St. Simons Island is a treat. Two favorites are the Savannah Bee Company, where you can taste and sample, and Pane in the Glass, which carries beautifully crafted, artisan goods. Also of note is Pier Village, which is a street bursting with locally owned stores.

 

No matter the guest, the beauty of the area and plethora of fun things to do only serve to enhance a wedding on St. Simons Island. Happy planning!

 

Planning a St. Simons Island Wedding? Be sure to get in touch with Golden Isles Wedding Association, which can help you plan your day.

 

Jennifer Prince blogs at Hill City Bride (www.hillcitybride.com) where she provides inspiration for brides-to-be, which includes showcasing lovely destinations for them to consider for their wedding day.

March 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Moonrise at ECHOMOONRISE PARTY AT ECHO: MARCH 1, 2018

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

Faithworks Golf Tournament BIRDIES + BASS GOLF TOURNAMENT: MARCH 2, 2018

GOLF TOURNAMENT FORMAT:
Birdies & Bass: Faithwork’s signature golf event. Teams compete in 18 holes of golf preceded by a fishing derby at 10:00 where teams can shave strokes off their golf score by reeling in big fish from a lake by the clubhouse. Fishing tackle will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Fishing rules will be emailed to teams and will be available at check in. TEAMS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO FISH! Cost to compete is $400 per team. Sponsorship levels start at $150.
Scramble: Each team member tees off and the best shot is selected. The three other players retrieve their balls and hit from the best position, and the same until the ball is holed out. The field will be split into divisions based on participation and prizes will be awarded accordingly. Max of 2 mulligans per player will be sold at registration ($10 each).
” 10:00am – 11:30- Registration for teams who are fishing/golfing followed by an opportunity to fish for bass to lower golf score.
” 11:00am- Registration for golf-only teams, practice on driving range, putting.
” 12:00 – Boxed lunches will be placed in carts.
” 12:00 – Shotgun start.

To register a team or become a sponsor, click here. The tournament will be held at The King and Prince’s Hampton Club Golf Course- 100 Tabbystone Dr, SSI, GA 31522. 912-634-0255. Our tournament is always looking for volunteers. For more information about becoming a volunteer or having your child fish in our fishing portion of the event, please contact Melissa Stroud at mmstroud@bellsouth.net or 912-261-8512, ext. 105. To mail a check, please send to P.O. Box 2902, Brunswick, Ga. 31521.

Brunswick First FridayFIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: MARCH 2, 2018

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

Pottery SaleSPRING POTTERY SALE AT GLYNN VISUAL ARTS: MARCH 2, 2018

It’s the Spring Pottery Sale from 4:00 PM To 7:30 PM! Come see what local potters have been creating and find that perfect item for your home or as a gift! Location: Glynn Visual Arts- 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

The Affections of May THE ISLAND PLAYERS PRESENT THE AFFECTIONS OF MAY: MARCH 2, 2018 – MARCH 18, 2018

The Island Players present The Affections of May by Norm Foster. Directed by Jackie Santoro.
Showtimes: March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2018 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Mar. 4, 11, 18, 2018 ~ 3 p.m.
Adults $20; College students, active military $10; Students (18 and under) $5

Tickets may be purchased at the theatre on the day of the performance, or online here. Performance are at the Pier Village/Casino Theatre,  St. Simons Island, Georgia. (912) 638-0330.

Website ticket purchases must be made at least 3 hours prior to the performance for which they will be used. Tickets purchased on the website will be held at the “Will Call” table. The Affections of May was origninally produced at Theatre New Brunswick in 1990. It is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, Gary Goddard Agency.

Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 3, 2018 – APRIL 20, 2018

3/3/2018, 3/10/2018, 3/16/2018, 3/30/2018, 4/6/2018, 4/14/2018, 4/20/2018.

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

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. For more info click here or call 912-264-7333. 5556 U.S. Highway 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525

Chili Cook OffRED HOT ROTARY CHILI COOKOFF: MARCH 3, 2018

Where + when: Postell Park- 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 11:30 AM To 2:00 PM

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

First Responders Appreciation NightSOUTH GEORGIA’S FINEST APPRECIATION NIGHT: MARCH 3, 2018

Enjoy an evening of appreciation for our local First Responders. Leslie Hand Photography has put together a 2018 Calendar showcasing some of our finest local public safety officers and calendars will be for sale. This calendar was made to support 6 local charities. Proceeds will go to: The American Red Cross of Southeast & Coastal Georgia, Angiosarcoma Awareness, Glynn County Fire Rescue, Screven, GA Fire Department, Brunswick Police Department, & to the Family of Levi Adams, former Police Officer with GCPD, member of the SWAT team of Glynn County Georgia and a member of the Telluric Group family. Donations will be accepted for these groups as well.

Come to the Island Gallery and Boutique for a meet and greet with a few members representing these local charities. Refreshments will be served during this event. Island Gallery and Boutique – 1624 Frederica Road, St Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM

Starlight and SpartinaSTARLIGHT & SPARTINA: AN EVENING UNDER THE OAKS: MARCH 3, 2018

“Starlight and Spartina — An Evening Under the Oaks” will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the exclusive Musgrove Plantation on St. Simons Island. Money raised from the event will help Coastal WildScapes recruit speakers for its events throughout the year, help fund projects to clean up or protect our environments and keep down the cost of attending its events. Leonard said the organization is fortunate to hold the event in such a breathtaking and historical location. “Musgrove Plantation is one of the few areas left on St. Simons Island that is relatively undisturbed,” he said. “The Brenn Foundation (owners of Musgrove) is an advocate for nonprofits like Coastal WildScapes and works directly with the St. Simons Land Trust and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to conserve most of the Musgrove Plantation. The Brenn Foundation had originally planned to sell 260 acres of the historic property, but coordinated with the St. Simons Land Trust to preserve it instead.” The event will feature both silent and live auctions, and heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served throughout the event. Local band, Tonic Blue will provide the entertainment from the upper balcony in the main lodge. “Our auction items focus on experiences in nature. We have things like canoe and kayaking trips down some of our most pristine rivers, aerial tours of the Georgia barrier islands, fishing and airboat trips, and even boat rentals from one of our local marinas.” There will be other featured auction items such as paintings, artwork and jewelry, to name a few.

And although the event doesn’t begin until 5 p.m., the gardens will open at 4 p.m. for people to tour the grounds before settling in for the evening. The beauty of Musgrove Plantation is reason enough to attend, but the live music, heavy apps and good company make it even better. The live and silent auctions are worth of fighting over and all money raised goes directly towards Coastal WildScapes’ programming throughout the year. Become a member by visiting our website, www.coastalwildscapes.org, and clicking on the ‘Join’ tab on the home page, or by attending one of the many general events throughout the year. Several membership levels are available including benefactor at $500; sustainer, $100; family, $50; individual, $35 and student, $25.

SavannahBeeVINTAGE SATURDAY AT SAVANNAH BEE: MARCH 3, 2018

St. Simons Music will be playing vinyl records at Savannah Bee. Everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite vintage pieces. Refreshments will be available. This is a free event! Savannah Bee Company- 315 Mallery St, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 2:00 PM To 5:30 PM. Free.

 Jewish Food and Culture FestivalJEWISH FOOD AND CULTURE FESTIVAL: MARCH 4, 2018

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

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

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

Rob BaconOFF RUNWAY SHOW OPEN HOUSE FEATURING ROB BACON: MARCH 4, 2018

Come and enjoy an off-runway show featuring the designs and accessories of internationally recognized designer Rob Bacon.  Rob has appeared in Vogue, ELLE, People, E.T. and much much more. Enjoy an afternoon of lite bites and beverages too with an opportunity for ‘fundraising’ also. For more info click here. Island Gallery and Boutique – 1624 Frederica Road, St Simons Island, GA 31522. 1:00 PM To 3:30 PM.

Georgia Elvis FestivalGEORGIA ELVIS FESTIVAL: MARCH 8, 2018 – MARCH 11, 2018

The seaside community of Brunswick, Georgia is an ideal location to begin the Elvis festival season. Stroll through the beautiful downtown and see all the storefront windows decorated with Elvis memorabilia. With outdoor events waterside in Mary Ross Park and Tribute Artists performing outside in Brunswick’s signature squares throughout the weekend, the Georgia Elvis Festival is packed with entertainment. There are a number of great restaurants downtown, all within walking distance to the theater, and with low hotel room rates, it’s one of the least expensive Elvis events to attend.

And once again we are proud to present the very best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world! Friday night’s show stars 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dwight Icenhower.Saturday night’s show stars world champion ETA Ryan Pelton. Last years Champion Tim Hendry and Brunswick favorite Travis Powell will also appear as will newcomers Riley Jenkins and Taylor Rodriguez. Historic Ritz Theatre- 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (888) 406-5885 or click here.

Schedule of Events
Thursday, March 8
6 p.m. – Opening Night Ceremony, Mary Ross Park, Free
8 p.m. – Opening Night Party, Jameson Inn, Cost: Free to ticket holders

Friday, March 9
1 p.m. – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Round 1, Ritz Theatre, Tickets start at $20
4:30 p.m. – Elvis in Old Town, Jekyll Square East & Machen Square West, Free
8 p.m. – “I’ll Remember You,” Ritz Theatre, Tickets start at $50
10 p.m. – After Hours Party, The Blue Door, Free to ticket holders

Saturday, March 10
1 p.m. – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Round 2, Ritz Theatre, Tickets start at $20
4:30 p.m. – Elvis in Old Town, Jekyll Square East & Machen Square West, Free
8 p.m. – “Welcome to My World,” Ritz Theatre, Tickets start at $50
10 p.m. – After Hours Party, The Blue Door, Free to ticket holders

Sunday, March 11
9:30 a.m. – Elvis Gospel Event, Ritz Theatre, Tickets start at $20
1 p.m. – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals, Ritz Theatre, Tickets start at $25
5 p.m. – Wrap Party, Tipsy McSway’s & Arte Pizza, Free to ticket holders

Peaches to BeachesBRUNSWICK’S PEACHES TO BEACHES: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 9, 2018 – MARCH 10, 2018

The Brunswick DDA is bringing the Highway 341 yard sale event, Peaches to Beaches, back this year Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th from 8 am to 6 pm at Mary Ross Waterfront Park! We’ll be having door prizes, activities, music and food along with the traditional vendors and garage sales.

Mary Ross Waterfront Park- Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 8:00 AM To 6:00 PM. Free. If you are a business or vendor that would be interested in being a part of this event, send us a message or email hhale@cityofbrunswick-ga.gov. For more info click here.


Tribute to the Allman Brothers
TRIBUTE TO THE ALLMAN BROTHERS OYSTER ROAST:
MARCH 9, 2018

The King and Prince Resort is hosting an Oyster Roast from 6:00 PM To 10:00 PM that benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia! Limited tickets so purchase today! www.bgcsega.com. Tickets are $60 each and come with 2 drinks! For more details call 912-268-5966 or click here.

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: MARCH 10, 2018

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 2:00 PM. For more info, call (912) 634-3994 or click here.

St. Simons Island Yoga RetreatSAULT108 YOGA RETREAT AT THE KING AND PRINCE RESORT: MARCH 9, 2018 – MARCH 11, 2018

If living is your priority, we’ve got you covered. Join us at the iconic King & Prince Beach Resort on St. Simons Island on the coast of Georgia. We are creating a series of quarterly Yoga retreats to help you find your center, your strength and allow you to hit your deep reset. Take care of your body, mind and soul this year. Make space to retreat each season, cultivate your goals, clear the path for your best life to emerge.

Reservations are through Traci Jo Lee at  706-474-1555. There will be a lululemon trunk show that is open to everyone. Click here for details.

20th Century WomenLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | 20TH CENTURY WOMEN: MARCH 14, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents, 20th Century Women. USA, 2016, directed by Mike Mills. Celebrate Women’s History Month with this charming film about a teenage boy, his mother (Annette Bening) and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.  119 minutes; rated R. Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. St. Simons Casino Building- 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

ChinatownCINEMA GOURMET PRESENTS CHINATOWN: MARCH 15, 2018

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston and directed by Roman Polanski. 1974. Rated R, 2 hrs, 10 min. Historic Ritz Theatre- 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. (912) 262-6934. 6:30 PM To 9:00 PM

St. Simons Island’s Spring Art CrawlSPRING ART CRAWL: MARCH 15, 2018

Art enthusiasts in the Golden Isles are invited to view the work of guest artist Philip Bates at ArtTrends Gallery, “the gallery with the orange door”, during St. Simons Island’s Spring Art Crawl, an evening of art and refreshments hosted by six St. Simons Island galleries on March 15th from 4-7 p.m.

Philip Bates has been an artist and art teacher for most of his adult life.  He received an MAE degree from the University of Georgia where he studied painting with Lamar Dodd and James Herbert. He has also studied at The Savannah College of Art and Design.  Phil states, “My painting and drawing is in a style that has been described as ‘abstract realism.’ The emphasis is on the natural surroundings, often with architectural images included. My process is to photograph or to sketch in various media followed by studio work on larger pieces.”  He works in acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media.  On his love of painting in acrylics, he comments, “The intensity of the colors reflect the intensity of the Southern coastal light.” Phil’s art has won numerous awards and is displayed in public, private, and business collections throughout Georgia and the U.S.  He resides on Eagle Neck in McIntosh County.  His work will be on display at ArtTrends Gallery from March 13th through April 28th.

During the crawl, ArtTrends Gallery is also proud to showcase new work by its nine artists: Jennifer Miller Broadus, Karen Burnett, Helen Carmichael, Ella Cart, Dottie Clark, Suzy Dmetruk, Ray Garrett, Trish Rugaber, and Syd Summerhill.  For more information about the St. Simons Art Crawl, please contact ArtTrends Gallery at 912-268-4761 or at info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz

Caffeine and OctaneCAFFEINE AND OCTANE AT THE BEACH: MARCH 16, 2018 – MARCH 18, 2018

More than just cars and bikes – for us, it’s a way of life, so we reimagined our favorite car and motorcycle show in totally unexpected ways. The nation’s largest monthly car show drives south east from the bustling city of Atlanta to an idyllic beach atmosphere, right in the heart of the Golden Isles coastline of Georgia.

We too hope to make a place in history by bringing the 2nd annual Caffeine and Octane At The Beach to this one-of-a-kind island. Complete with educational workshops, car displays at every turn, kids custom building activities and a custom motorcycle show, there is no better place in the Southeast to experience the variety and caliber of this meet up.

To date, Caffeine and Octane has been an Atlanta only car show that each month regularly attracts over 500-1000 muscle, classic and exotic cars. We aim for this event to be so much more – a place where auto-enthusiasts of all ages and interests can come together for three days outside the hustle to appreciate and enjoy the speed, style and artistry of the vehicles while soaking in the serenity and beauty of the beach.

Join us March 16-18, 2018, as we take Caffeine and Octane to Jekyll Island Beach, Georgia for a unique three day event chock full of all things mechanized and cool, just as people have come to expect from Caffeine and Octane. Jekyll Island National Historic District- Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For more info, call (404) 824-4509 or click here. 2:00 PM.

Christ Church Tour of Homes65TH ANNUAL CHRIST CHURCH TOUR OF HOMES: MARCH 17, 2018

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

http://www.christchurchtourofhomes.org/

“Christ Church is one of the most historic parishes in the state of Georgia,” said Rev. Tom Purdy, Rector of Christ Church Frederica.  “Our roots trace to the Wesley brothers, who offered Anglican prayers here in the new colony when General Oglethorpe established an English fort next to where the church stands today.”

Tour headquarters will be located in the Parish House adjacent to Christ Church, where visitors can enjoy music, and light refreshments made from recipes in Christ Church’s popular cookbook. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Transportation to the Sea Island homes will be by bus only.  All buses will depart from Gascoigne Bluff according to the times designated by tickets. The last bus will leave Gascoigne at 3 p.m.

2018 Tour of Homes Stops: All Open 10AM until 5 PM (Except Musgrove- Closes at 1PM)

Private Homes Historic Buildings
Sea Island – 3 Homes Christ Church & Parish House
Sea Island – Ocean Forest Harrington School
East Beach – 2 Homes Musgrove (Closes at 1 PM)
St. Simons – Ocean Front Wesley Memorial
St. Simons – Sea Palms West Slave Cabins
St. Ignatius Church

SPRING INVITATIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET: MARCH 17, 2018 – MARCH 18, 2018

Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10:00-5:00pm on all days. For more info, call (912) 262-0628.

The Golden Isles Community BandGOLDEN ISLES COMMUNITY BAND SPRING CONCERT

The Golden Isles Community Band will present Pop Music Through The Decades on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Brunswick High School Auditorium. For more info, or click here. Brunswick High Auditorium- 3885 Altama Ave Brunswick, GA. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

The Big FleaTHE BIG FLEA MARKET: MARCH 23, 2018 – MARCH 24, 2018

The Big Flea is March 23-24, and YOU are invited! Mark your calendars and get ready to SHOP. Remember, all proceeds from this event benefit the animals in our care. What could be better than that?

Have something to donate? Donations can be dropped off on March 20 and March 21 at 1759 Demere on St.Simons. (Golden Isles Aviation, Hanger #4) Clothing, shoes, electronics, and mattresses are not accepted. Golden Isles Aviation- 1759 Demere Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM. For more info, call (912) 264-6246 or click here.
Relay for Life Bark for Life

BARK FOR LIFE: MARCH 24, 2018

Join us Saturday, March 24th from 10:00am-1:00pm for the Relay for Life Bark for Life fundraiser! The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games. The event is free and open to the public. Registration fee per dog is $20 in advance and $25 day of the event (includes t-shirt & bandana). Student tickets are $5 with ID. Mary Ross Waterfront Park- Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-2504 or click here. 10:00 AM To 1:00 PM

I, Daniel BlakeLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | I, DANIEL BLAKE: MARCH 28, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents I, Daniel Blake, UK, 2016, directed by Ken Loach.  A 59-year-old carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system.  With equal amounts of humor, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end. 100 minutes; rated R. Cost:  Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. St. Simons Casino Building- 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

Up with PeopleUP WITH PEOPLE LIVE ON TOUR 2018: MARCH 28, 2018

Up with People presents their brand new show “Live on Tour 2018”! It is a professionally-produced, high energy show for all ages with live music and dance. The show includes entertaining pop medleys, international dances and songs, and original Up with People songs. With this show Up with People wants to inspire people to make a difference in their community and to keep hope alive for a better tomorrow. Tickets are available here. Brunswick High School Gym- 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick. 7:00 PM

Cornhole Tournament3RD ANNUAL CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: MARCH 31, 2018

Join us for our 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament. 100% of the proceeds support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia. $60 -without t-shirt $80 – with t-shirt $100 – day of event without t-shirt. Gnat’s Landing- 310 Redfern Village, Redfern Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (404) 904-1611. 12:30 PM.

KandP_ECHO_MoonRising_sept2016_8x4.875_3MOONRISE PARTY AT ECHO: MARCH 31, 2018

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

ECHO St. Simons at The King and Prince ResortLIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAYS
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights from 5:00 PM. to 10:00 PM. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

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

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 Sault108 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 (The link to pre-purchase for these classes is here.)

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 Sault108: Times subject to change with notice. It will be in your favor always.

*All reservations through Sault108 ~ 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.

Full menu

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.

Full menu

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