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August 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Big Photo Show

THE BIG PHOTO SHOW: JULY 3, 2018 – AUGUST 3, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM. For more info, call (912) 638-8770, click here, or email info@glynnvisualarts.org.

Prints are presented by award-winning photographers, beginners, serious amateurs and more advanced members. Photographs are grouped into four categories: (1) Nature; (2) People (includes portraits); (3) Landscape; and, (4) Open. Prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits Glynn Visual Arts.

The show will be judged by prominent artists & photography experts: Ben Galland, photographer, principal of h2o creative group, an advertising and marketing firm in Brunswick, Georgia; publisher of three books with more to come; and, Jeff LeMieux – Professor of Arts and Humanities at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo Gallery in historic downtown Brunswick, and Curator of the Horton Gallery at the Southeast Georgia Hospital – Brunswick Campus.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “Best of the Best” is a companion exhibit of The Big Photo Show. It is being held concurrently with the main show at the Glynn Visual Arts Gallery at the Visitor’s/Welcome Center in the Pier Village, at 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, GA. This exhibition presents many of the top, winning photographs from past Big Photo Shows. Welcome Center is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5.


Sherlock Gnomes

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | SHERLOCK GNOMES: AUGUST 1, 2018

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

Steven Hahn

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

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

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

Get Your Muse On Flamingo

PINK FLAMINGO PAINT PARTY: AUGUST 2, 2018

What home is complete without a Pink Flamingo?!

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

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

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

American Ghost Tour Adventure

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

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

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

Art Teachers Art Exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

First Friday Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: AUGUST 3, 2018

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM. Norwich Street Brunswick , Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

Rhythm On The River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: AUGUST 5, 2018

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

Literary Guild Film Series Breather

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BREATHE: AUGUST 8, 2018

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

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

Daniel Kilbride

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | DANIEL KILBRIDE: AUGUST 9, 2018

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

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

Actors Guild Second Samuel

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

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

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

Floral Mosaic

FLORAL MOSAIC WORKSHOP: AUGUST 14, 2018

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

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

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

Devy Eyler

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

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

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

Herbert and Lou Hoover

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

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

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

Literary Guild The Concert

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

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

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

St. Simons Island Arts and Crafts

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

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

Chautauqua Lecture Series Aug 23

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES: AUGUST 23, 2018

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

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

ECHO Moonrise

MOONRISE AT ECHO: AUGUST 26, 2018

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For reservations or more info, call (912) 268-5967. #EatDrinkECHO

Sounds By The Sea

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: AUGUST 26, 2018

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

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

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

Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Literary Guild Film Series Liverpool

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

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

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

Southern Grown Festival 2018

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

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

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


St Simons Island Antique Show

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

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more! All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. FREE.

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

A Little Light Music

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

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

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-7099.

Rhythm On The River

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

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

Live Music at ECHO


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

Prime Rib Dinner

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

Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

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

 

July 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 29th, 2018

GeorgeNetherton
GEORGE NETHERTON EXHIBIT: 
JUNE 15, 2018 – JULY 31, 2018

The southeastern coast is a great place to be a landscape painter. The abstract shapes within landscapes, provide an endless source of fascination and painting material. George is drawn to the subtle colors that continually change throughout the year whether they are marshes, skies, beaches, waterways, or architecture.

The exhibit is available daily from 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM at the Golden Isles Welcome Center: 529 Beachview Dr, 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-9014.

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY THROUGH JULY 14, 2018

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

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

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7333. $15. 7/6/2018, 7/11/2018, 7/14/2018

A Little Light Music

A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING FUNK BROTHERHOOD: JULY 1, 2018

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-7099.

Gene Threats

GENE THREATS ART EXHIBIT: JULY 6, 2018 – JULY 31, 2018

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will be showcasing the artwork of local artist Gene Threats during the month of July. The exhibit will open on First Friday, July 6th with a reception from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Art has always been a part of Gene’s life; he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Valdosta State University but was unable to fully pursue his career after graduation as he was committed to assisting his mother who was ill. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with total kidney failure and had to undergo rigorous dialysis treatments. It was during this time that he took up color pencils and would draw during his treatments. He has established a unique body of work all done with color pencils.

Gene’s work represents religious and family themes, including community events and locations with an emphasis on people in particular African-American life and culture. “We are delighted to be hosting Gene’s work again,” said Heather Heath, Executive Director. “It is amazing the depth and vibrancy he achieves in what many may consider a very simple medium. I know patrons will be impressed and moved by his work.”

Join us for the opening reception on First Friday, July 6th or stop by The Ritz Theatre Gallery Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm during the month of July or by appointment. For more information, please call 912.262.6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Association: 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Rhythm on the RiverRHYTHM ON THE RIVER: JUNE 1, 2018

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

Red White and Brew

RED WHITE & BREW: JULY 3, 2018

Come celebrate July 4th a day early at The Greenhouse with some live music from the Pine Box Dwellers, BBQ from Southern Soul, and more!

The Pine Box Dwellers are a musical family of friends from Waycross, GA. With their unique blend of “Swampadelic” Americana the Pine Box Dwellers take you on a free wheeling trip through a distorted fun house of southern rock archetypes.

The Greenhouse: 10 Market Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:30 PM To 11:00 AM. For tickets, click here. $20 online, $25 at the door
*Tickets are non-refundable. 21 and over.

Smurfs

SUMMER KID SHOW SERIES | SMURFS: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 3, 2018 – JULY 5, 2018

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2018 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.


Big Photo ShowTHE BIG PHOTO SHOW: JULY 3, 2018 – AUGUST 3, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM. For more info, call (912) 638-8770, click here, or email info@glynnvisualarts.org.

Opening reception (free) Thursday, July 5th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Awards Presentation at 6:15 PM). Refreshments will be served. Guests at the reception can vote for the “Peoples’ Choice”. Gallery is open Tues – Sat 10 AM – 5 PM Closed Sundays & Mondays.

Prints are presented by award-winning photographers, beginners, serious amateurs and more advanced members. Photographs are grouped into four categories: (1) Nature; (2) People (includes portraits); (3) Landscape; and, (4) Open. Prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits Glynn Visual Arts.

The show will be judged by prominent artists & photography experts: Ben Galland, photographer, principal of h2o creative group, an advertising and marketing firm in Brunswick, Georgia; publisher of three books with more to come; and, Jeff LeMieux – Professor of Arts and Humanities at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo Gallery in historic downtown Brunswick, and Curator of the Horton Gallery at the Southeast Georgia Hospital – Brunswick Campus.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “Best of the Best” is a companion exhibit of The Big Photo Show. It is being held concurrently with the main show at the Glynn Visual Arts Gallery at the Visitor’s/Welcome Center in the Pier Village, at 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, GA. This exhibition presents many of the top, winning photographs from past Big Photo Shows. Welcome Center is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5.

Golf Cart Parade

4TH OF JULY ANNUAL GOLF CART PARADE: JULY 4, 2018

Decorate your golf cart in a patriotic theme. Prize awarded for “most patriotic.” Donation $10 to benefit Coastal Animal Rescue Society. Registration begins at 2:00 p.m., parade begins at 2:30 p.m. For more info, click here. 2 PM – 3 PM. Park Ave near the ball park.

Brunswick 4th of July

OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY: JULY 4, 2018

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 7:00 PM To 9:30 PM. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

This Fourth of July, bring yourself, your family and friends and join thousands of happy kids and adults for free games, free watermelon, and of course free fireworks at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick.

The festivities start at 7:00 p.m. and feature organized and supervised classic games like sack races, tug-of-wars, horseshoes, various ball games, hula-hoop contests and more. Players compete for prizes of delicious whole South Georgia watermelons. Can’t win or just don’t want to play but you still have a taste for watermelon? Free slices are handed out all evening, compliments of the City of Brunswick.

The fireworks over the waters of the East River and Oglethorpe Bay start about 9:00 p.m. and last 30 minutes. A great, fun, family event that’s sponsored each year by The City of Brunswick, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, and the Downtown Development Authority.

Sunshine Festival

SUNSHINE FESTIVAL: JULY 4, 2018 – JULY 7, 2018

St. Simons Island Pier: Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-0628 or click here.

Celebrate the 4th of July on St. Simons Island! This multi-day festival is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day on the Georgia coast. Complete with an arts & crafts show, 5K race and fireworks, everyone is sure to have a good time!

The Sunshine Festival Race will take place Wednesday, July 4th. The 5K race starts at 7:00am, and the 1 mile fun run starts at 8:00am. Race and award ceremony will take place at Mallery Park (601 Mallery Street). For more information about the race, visit goldenislestrackclub.com

Fireworks will be held the evening of July 4th at sundown, around 9:00. The fireworks display will take place at the Pier.

Annual St. Simons Island 4th of July Arts & Crafts Show at Postell Park! Hosted by Brunswick Actors Theatre/SoGlo Gallery will take place July 4-7. For more information about the arts and crafts show, visit soglogallery.com


Cal Duke

CAL DUKE BOOK SIGNING: JULY 5, 2018 – JULY 7, 2018

Join us at the patio between Halyards and Tramici on St. Simons Island for the book signings by local author Cal Duke on the evenings of July 5, 6, and 7 between the hours of 6 and 10:30 p.m.

Duke’s inspirational memoir, “Keep On Smilin'” has garnered several five-star reviews on Amazon since being released in February. For more info about the book visit: www.CalDukePublishing.com. Tramici: 75 Cinema Lane, (Across From Island Cinemas), St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM To 10:30 PM.

First Friday Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: JULY 6, 2018

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM. Norwich Street Brunswick , Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

Last Flag Flying

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | LAST FLAG FLYING: JULY 6, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Last Flag Flying. USA, 2018, directed by Richard Linklater. The acclaimed director’s latest film is a moving tribute to the gold star families struggling with the loss of a loved one who proudly serve their country while coming to terms with the reason or lack thereof. It also highlights the importance of friendship, family and love regardless of time or distance. Steve Carrel and Brian Cranston star. 125 minutes; rated R.

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


Emoji Movie

SUMMER KID SHOW SERIES | EMOJI MOVIE: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 10, 2018 – JULY 12, 2018

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2018 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Terrariums

TINY TOTS NIGHT LIGHT TERRARIUMS: JULY 10, 2018

Plantings aren’t just for adults! These creative terrariums are a perfect weeknight date for you and your little ones. We will be creating woodland terrariums equipped with mini string lights to act as a soft night light for your child to enjoy during bedtime stories or throughout the night!

The Greenhouse: 10 Market Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM. $95/person. All workshops will be hosted in our new Greenhouse event space located directly behind The Vine. For more info, click here.
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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | COCO: JULY 11, 2018

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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BRUNSWICK BASH: JULY 13, 2018

Join us for Brunswick Bash with food, games, prizes, slime, giveaways, drinks, live DJ, and more! Family friendly from 6 pm to 10:30 pm and adults from 11 pm to 1 am. Tickets are $5 with kids 12 and under are free with adult supervision. Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

Summer Classic Film Festival

SUMMER CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL: JULY 13, 2018 – JULY 15, 2018

The Summer Classic Film Festival returns to the Ritz July 13 -15, 2018 with a full weekend of films from what is considered the greatest year for movies, 1939. Great movies, fun events and free popcorn courtesy of MTR Real Estate make for a not to be missed weekend.

On Friday, July 13, the Summer Classic Film Festival will kick off with a talk about “The Year of the Movie” followed by a screening of the ground-breaking western, Destry Rides Again starring Marlene Dietrich and Jimmy Stewart. On Saturday, July 14 at 3 pm, join us for cookies and punch and The Women, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell in the best catty, gossipy and brilliantly acted fast-paced farce. Filmgoers can then take a break in one of downtown Brunswick’s participating restaurants for a special film meal and return to the Ritz by 7 pm and head-down the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends in The Wizard of Oz. And on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, our favorite Civil War romance, Gone With the Wind will screen and patrons will have the option of adding the intermission meal to their ticket – Chef Judah Lynch and Indigo Coastal Shanty will be dishing up at “Taste of the South” during the break.

A pass for all four films plus the Sunday afternoon meal is only $35; a pass for all 4 films without the meal is only $20; individual movie tickets are only $7 each. Sunday afternoon meal and movie only $18/person.

Reservations for the weekend pass or the Sunday afternoon meal ticket must be made by Monday July 9, 2018. Tickets can be purchased online at www.goldenislesarts.org or the Ritz Theatre box office, 1530 Newcastle St., Tuesdays-Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call (912) 262-6934 or click here. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520.

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SUMMER KID SHOW SERIES | THE NINJAGO MOVIE: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 17, 2018 – JULY 19, 2018

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2018 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

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SOUNDS BY THE SEA: JULY 22, 2018

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Annie Akins, will take the stage on July 22. Talented Savannah-based musicians Maggie and Jackson Evans perform their unique blend of jazz and salsa on August 26. And Gwen Hughes & The Kats will close out the season on September 23 with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present day.

For more than 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts. Sounds by the Sea offers a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Says Heather Heath, Executive Director, “We are looking forward to another outstanding season of music. And you can’t beat the great location, cool ocean breezes and sense of community that makes for a great summertime evening.”

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored Magic 105.9, 104.1 The Wave, and 92.7 SSI (radio sponsor) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to join the fun and sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 27th and are only $30. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

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JUNIOR GOLF SUMMER PROGRAM AT THE KING AND PRINCE GOLF COURSE: JULY 24 – JULY 26, 2018

Summer is the perfect time of year for kiddos to try new hobbies. The summer golf program instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional, focuses on the education, instruction, skills drills, and competitions. Ages 8-15 are welcome and lunch is included. Registration required. Call 912-634-0255 for details.
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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS JONATHAN PUTNAM: JULY 24, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Jonathan Putnam and Final Resting Place. Jonathan is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and is a nationally renowned trial lawyer and a recognized Lincoln scholar. His new book is the third in the Lincoln and Speed Mystery Series.

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

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SUMMER KID SHOW SERIES | DESPICABLE ME 3: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 24, 2018 – JULY 26, 2018

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2018 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: JULY 27, 2018

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For reservations or more info, call (912) 268-5967. #EatDrinkECHO

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS LYLE ROEBUCK: JULY 31, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Lyle Roebuck and Flannery O’Connor and the Southern Gothic Tradition. Lyle is a native of St. Simons Island and a Glynn Academy graduate. He has an MA from University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and studied Classical Languages and Literatures at University of Chicago.

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

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

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

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SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon. Weekly – 12:30 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.

June 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 1st, 2018

ArtTrendsART TRENDS ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT: MAY 1, 2018 – JUNE 8, 2018

On Thursday, May 10th, Art Trends will celebrate its 3rd anniversary with an opening reception featuring unique original contemporary art by the 9 participating artists of the gallery. The celebration will be co-hosted by the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce.

Featured in the ‘Back to the Future’ Contemporary Show will be new works in an outstanding range of motifs and mediums. Artists featured are Jennifer Broadus, Karen Burnett, Helen Carmichael, Dottie Clark, Ella Cart, Dottie Clark, Suzy Dmetruk, Marjorie Hill, & Trish Rugaber. Exciting work by the gallery’s new 3-dimensional sculptor, Justine Ferreri, will also be featured.

ArtTrends Gallery Anniversary celebration will be held on Thursday, May 10th – 4:00- 7:00 pm. The public is welcome. For more information, click here or email info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz.

Gallery hours – Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm. 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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CATHERINE HILLIS EXHIBIT: MAY 7, 2018 – JUNE 30, 2018

Catherine Hillis has enjoyed the arts all her life. She won awards for her artwork as a child and was a musician in high school and college. As a youngster, she acted and modeled in print and television ads, later majoring in Theatre at the University of Georgia. She knew she would always be involved in the arts in some way.

Her journalist husband’s career took her to different cities, finally settling in the Virginia and Washington D.C. area, where she established her reputation as a fine art water color artist and a popular instructor. In late 2017, she moved to St. Simons Island, on the coast of southern Georgia, to continue her work, inspired by the low country, the beach and the spirit of the area.

Hillis works both in the studio and outdoors. During the past few years, the artist has traveled extensively to plein air competitions, fulfilling her love for painting nature and history. She is drawn to scenes that are often forgotten or neglected and finds the intrinsic beauty in them. Hillis believes that observation is her best teacher and she is known for the effect of light and movement in her work.

Hillis has won hundreds of awards and honors at competitive shows regionally and nationally. She has earned eight Signature Memberships from national watercolor organizations, was one of 40 elected members of the prestigious Washington Society of Landscape Painters and is an elected member of the Georgia Coastal Artists Guild. For more info, call (703) 431-6877.

Golden Isles Welcome Center: 529 Beachview Dr, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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GLYNN VISUAL ARTS “WHO ARE YOU” EXHIBIT: MAY 10, 2018 – JUNE 30, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA), the premier community art center of Glynn County announces a new exhibit entitled “Who are You?” This compelling exhibit will reveal a collection of selfies and self-portraits in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, mixed-media and photography, uniquely representing the artists themselves.

The concept of self-portraiture is inherently linked to the concept of self-consciousness. The idea of this exhibition is about exploring how we present ourselves to the world. How do we see ourselves as opposed to how others see us? Artistic renderings and representations can be symbolic, realistic or abstract. Work presented will include both two and three dimensional work.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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PUBLIC ARCHEOLOGY EVENT: MAY 29, 2018 – JUNE 7, 2018

Fort Frederica National Monument with the assistance of the Southeast Archeological Center, Friends of Fort Frederica, and Golden Isles Archaeology Society will be hosting archeological excavations within the Town of Frederica from May 29-June 7, 2018. Fort Frederica is inviting members of the public to come out to the park and assist the archeologists during the excavations from May 31-June 6 between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, email Michael_seibert@nps.gov.

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: JUNE 1, 2018

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM. Norwich Street Brunswick , Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

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GEORGIA SEA ISLANDS FESTIVAL 2018: JUNE 2, 2018

For over 30 years the Georgia Sea Island Festival on St. Simons Island, Georgia has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts, and food of the coastal barrier islands. Smoked mullet, fried fish, sweet potato pone, homemade ice cream, and demonstrations of traditional Gullah Geechee knitting cast net and sweet grass baskets attract visitors from around the nation.

Each year the highlight of the festival are the musicians – young, old, and some “with an old heart” — who perform traditional spirituals, work songs, and plays handed down by their ancestors. The festival on St. Simons Island was first organized in 1977 by members of the Georgia Sea Island Singers, Mable Hillery and Bessie Jones, and carried on today by Frankie Quimby and the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition.

11:00 AM To 6:00 PM. Gascoigne Bluff, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-0330.

RhythmOnTheRiverRHYTHM ON THE RIVER: JUNE 3, 2018

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

RecycledCraftsRECYCLED CRAFTS: JUNE 5, 2018

Tamara Daughtry has a creative knack for turning something ordinary into something beautiful. Learn how everyday items like magazines, a tin can, or newspaper can become a lasting work of art and tell a story of the coast. Join us as we turn on our creative and resourceful in this earth-friendly workshop that’s fun for all ages. Art supplies —and fun!—will be provided.

6:30 PM- OHM’s Brunswick Office: 1312 Newcastle St., 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here.
$25 members | $35 non-members
Space is limited – reservations are required.

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS GALEN GARWOOD: JUNE 6, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Art, Elephants and Imagination with Galen Garwood. The artist and author will talk about his young life growing up on St. Simons, his life as an artist and his work in Thailand to help educate and inform the public about the plight of the Asian elephants and introduce his memoir, Sell the Monkey.

Wednesday, June 6, 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, Room 108, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE INSULT: JUNE 6, 2018

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. In Arabic with English subtitles. 94 minutes; Not Rated.

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

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS MARY KAY ANDREWS: JUNE 8, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Mary Kay Andrews. Mary Kay is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels. Often called the “Queen of the Perfect Beach Reads,” she joins us to talk about her latest book, The High Tide Club. Partially set on Sea Island, it is a novel about new love, old secrets and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.

Friday, June 8, 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY BETWEEN JUNE 8, 2018 – JULY 14, 2018

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

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

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7333. $15.

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SOUTHERN GROWN CONCERT SERIES | SHOVELS AND ROPE: JUNE 8, 2018

Shovels & Rope are an American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina composed of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Shovels & Rope blends traditional folk, rock and roll, and country rock.

At the end of 2017, Shovels & Rope delivered the anticipated second iteration of Busted Jukebox, a compilation of cover songs featuring artists such as Brandi Carlile, Hayes Carll, and John Moreland. This followed up the first Busted Jukebox record, which toted collaborations with Shakey Graves, The Milk Carton Kids, Lucius, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Their latest LP release is Little Seeds, on which Trent and Hearst as ever play all the instruments and penned the material, which range from stomping rockers to delicate acoustic-based numbers. The electrifying New West Records bow by Shovels & Rope finds the award-winning duo exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, highly personal new songs. Rainbow Island: 130 Sea Island Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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COMEDIAN TAYLOR MASON: JUNE 9, 2018

Living Well Ministries “Living Well with a Merry Heart” Annual Fundraiser presents Taylor Mason, Ventriloquist & Comedian! Back by popular demand!! Taylor Mason’s quick wit, flawless delivery and polished material make him a hit with audiences of all ages. He is a ventriloquist, musician and stand-up comedian.

Doors open at 6pm – Show starts at 7pm. Advanced Tickets $10 – $14 at the door. Call 912-279-0480 for tickets. St. Simons Community Church: 2700 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 279-0480.

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GULLAH GEECHEE FILM FESTIVAL: June 9, 2018

Fort Frederica National Monument is proud to partner with the Gullah Geechee National Heritage Corridor on June 9th, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The park will showcase three short films about the Gullah Geechee heritage followed by a discussion/question session. The movies will be screened within the visitor center auditorium. The event is open to the public and is free.

We will also be posting ancillary materials for people who want to do more background reading and viewing here.

Please note: the doc “Language Your Cry In” has brief scenes of female nudity and animal sacrifice in a recreation of an ancient, Mende funeral ritual. For more information on the event and other events please contact Michael Seibert at 912-638-3639×104 or michael_seibert@nps.gov

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SOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: JUNE 9, 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. 9:00 AM To 1:00 PM. The Market At Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-3994.

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A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING LOOSE CHAIN: JUNE 10, 2018

Based out of Atlanta, Loose Chain performs music for all generations guaranteeing a packed dance floor the entire night. Their diverse repertoire of popular songs will get any party started, and their incredible talent and energizing stage presence will keep the party going all night long!

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-7099.


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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS SUSAN M. BOYER: JUNE 12, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Susan M. Boyer and Lowcountry Bookshop. Susan is the author of the USA Today’s bestselling (and delightful) Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel and garnered several other award nominations. She visits the Guild to talk about her seventh book in the series, Lowcountry Bookshop.

When: Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 a.m. Cost: Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, Room 108, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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DESIGNED FOR MORE LAUNCH PARTY: JUNE 12, 2018

Designed For More book is based on a natural phenomenon called a Murmuration. It is a massive gathering of starlings: one of nature’s most incredible phenomena with 100,000 or more birds flocking and flying in beautiful symmetry. With the sky as their canvas, the starlings produce art in motion, consistently avoiding collisions as the waves of their movements caress the clouds. These special formations occur only in a few locations throughout the world, leaving their audiences breathless. So why do these formations occur? And how are they possible? Recent science and video technology have been able to study Murmurations in new ways, revealing the why and the how. The implications are groundbreaking.

5:30pm – Strolling Reception and Book Signing. Open invitation to everyone! The Lodge At Sea Island Golf Club: 100 Retreat Avenue, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | PETER RABBIT: JUNE 13, 2018

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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GOLDEN ISLES PENGUIN PROJECT | PETER PAN JR: JUNE 14, 2018 – JUNE 17, 2018

The Golden Isles Penguin Project, a musical theatre production that casts children and young adults with disabilities in all roles, is proud to present Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. on June 14 – 17, 2018 at the Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. Evening performances begin at 7 pm; Sunday afternoon matinee at 3 pm.

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up and his adventures in Neverland.  Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!  It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero. This magical story features one adventure after another and includes wonderful songs like You Can Fly/Fly to Your Heart, Never Smile at a Crocodile and What Makes the Brave Man Brave.

Rehearsal began in February with 30 Artists ages 10 to 24 who will bring the story to life on the Ritz Theatre stage. Each artist is assisted on stage by a peer Mentor who works side by side with his or her partner. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities coordinates the Penguin Project with Executive Director Heather Heath directing the show ably assisted by musical director Annie Akins and choreographer Lisa Jinkins.

Tickets are now available for the Golden Isles Penguin Project’s production of Disney’s Peter Pan, JR. Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $10 and $15 for nonmembers.  Day of show tickets for members are $15 and $20 for nonmembers. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each. To purchase advance tickets, visit www.goldenislesarts.org or the Ritz Theatre box office, 1530 Newcastle St., Tuesdays-Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, click here or call (912) 262-6934.

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | LEAVEY: JUNE 20, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Leavey, USA, 2017, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Based on the true-life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. 110 minutes; rated PG.

Cost: Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. ALSO, PLEASE CANCEL RESERVATION IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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RANI GARNER OPENING SHOW & RECEPTION: JUNE 22, 2018

Join Anderson Fine Art Gallery for the opening show and reception for Rani Garner and his Southern Light exhibit from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. For more info call (912) 634-8414 or email mand@mindspring.com. Anderson Fine Art Gallery: 3309 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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SEA TURTLES AFTER DARK: JUNE 22, 2018

Who comes out on our beaches after the sun goes down? What parts of our eyes help us see at night? How do other animals see, hear, and find their way in the dark? Join Catherine Ridley, SSI Sea Turtle Project Director and OHM’s VP of Communications and Education, as we discover these and other nocturnal secrets. In the heat of Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season, keep your eyes peeled for loggerhead sea turtle tracks! If we’re lucky, we might spot a nesting sea turtle laying her eggs in the sand. We’ll explore the nesting beach after dark and talk about Georgia’s sea turtles’ natural history and our turtle monitoring program. Through hands-on activities geared toward families and participants of all ages, you won’t soon forget this after-hours beach night hike!

Friday, June 22 • 8:30 pm. $15 members | $20 non-members | $8 Kids 12 and under. St. Simons Island Beach – Coast Guard Station: First Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: JUNE 23, 2018 – JUNE 24, 2018

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more! All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here. FREE

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SOUNDS BY THE SEA: JUNE 24, 2018

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Soulful southern songwriter Jaime Renee and her band The Walkers return on June 24 as they launch their new CD and our sultry songstress of the Golden Isles, Annie Akins, will take the stage on July 22. Talented Savannah-based musicians Maggie and Jackson Evans perform their unique blend of jazz and salsa on August 26. And Gwen Hughes & The Kats will close out the season on September 23 with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present day.

For more than 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts. Sounds by the Sea offers a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Says Heather Heath, Executive Director, “We are looking forward to another outstanding season of music. And you can’t beat the great location, cool ocean breezes and sense of community that makes for a great summertime evening.”

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored Magic 105.9, 104.1 The Wave, and 92.7 SSI (radio sponsor) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to join the fun and sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 27th and are only $30. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free.

Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 262-6934. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM.

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JUNIOR GOLF SUMMER PROGRAM AT THE KING AND PRINCE GOLF COURSE: JUNE 26 – JUNE 28, 2018

Summer is the perfect time of year for kiddos to try new hobbies. The summer golf program instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional, focuses on the education, instruction, skills drills, and competitions. Ages 8-15 are welcome and lunch is included. Registration required. Call 912-634-0255 for details. Session 1: June 26- 28 (and Session 2: July 24-26)

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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | THE NUT JOB 2: JUNE 27, 2018

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: JUNE 28, 2018

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For reservations or more info, call (912) 268-5967.

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | FACES PLACES: JUNE 29, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Faces Places, France, 2017, directed by Agnes Varda and J.R. Varda. One of the leading lights of France’s honored French New Wave cinema era and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., partake on a special art project. Along the way, the old cinematic veteran and the young artistic idealist enjoy an odd friendship as they chat and explore their views on the world as only they can. In French with English subtitles; 89 minutes; rated PG.

Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here. 7:30 PM To 9:00 PM. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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

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

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SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon. Weekly – 12:30 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.

9 Kid-Approved Activities for the Best St. Simons Island Vacation Ever!

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Summer vacations on St. Simons Island, GA. Photos provided by guests/previous photo contest winners.

Kids can be our toughest critics. If anyone is willing to tell you something isn’t fun, it’s going to be them. Shoot, sometimes they’ll say they aren’t having fun even when we know darned well they are. Here are several ideas to make sure the next time you pack the family up and head to St. Simons, you have the best trip ever!

((PS. Share your photos using #kingandprinceresort and you might be featured in our blogs and social media))

~ Build a Sandcastle ~ 

Or sand angel. Or dig a hole to China. Maybe your little one wants to see how many buckets of water they can run and dump in the sand. Doesn’t matter really what the game is; just bring a bucket, a shovel, and some sunscreen and they’ll be set for hours! If you don’t have room to bring buckets and a shovel in your carry-on, we sell them in our resort shop. If you have room to pack lots of beach toys, check out our list of beach must-haves for kids!

 

~ Explore the Island’s Bike Paths ~

A paved network of winding bike paths is a great way to get to most anywhere on St. Simons Island and the Live Oak tree canopy makes plenty of shade as you and the fam trek around like locals. Bike rentals are available at Ocean Motion Surf Shop (just around the corner from The King and Prince Resort). Call 912-638-5225 for more information. (Note: The tides on St. Simons Island make for hard sand that allows for biking on the beach. Definitely something unique you can enjoy here and not other beach destinations.)

 

~ Take a Swing on the Greens~

Depending on age, they may not be quite ready for a full round of 18 but we find our sidekicks are pretty darn content hitting range balls + cruising the golf course with Dad.

[Note, the Hampton Club offers youth camps during the summer. Contact the golf course at 912-634-0255 for details or click here.]

 

~ Tree Spirit Scavenger Hunt ~

Remember that bike adventure we just talked about? This is a TERRIFIC activity to couple with it! All you need is the map and your camera since you know you’re going to want proof of every Tree Spirit discovered. Tip, start in the Village area at The Golden Isles welcome center (529 Beachview Drive) so you can pick up a map.

Tree Spirits on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Tree Spirits on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

~ Become a Junior Ranger at Fort Frederica ~

Throughout the year, Fort Frederica offers special events and programs for kids such as the award-winning Junior Ranger program. Also offered is a historical archaeology day-camp during the summer. History is cool + kids have a blast here. Besides, nothing will make you appreciate the size of your home quite like seeing the size of living quarters with a shared fireplace!

 

~ Swings + Sundaes  ~

It’s important to pause while on vacation to make sure you soak it all in. We recommend grabbing a frontrow seat to the Ocean and ordering a Shipwreck Sundae from ECHO. [At $5, this activity can fit into almost any budget AND you can pretend it’s for the kiddos!]

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Shipwreck Ice Cream Sundae at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GA.

 

~ Explore the Open Water ~

Every family is a little different but St. Simons Island has options for everyone! From Dolphin Tours with Cap to shrimping aboard The Lady Jane to classy cruises on the String of Pearls to fishing charters with Liquid Assets, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Golden Isles from the water. Interested in seeing more options? All of our Water Activities can be found here.

 

~ Climb the Lighthouse ~

It’s not everyday you can  see, climb, and explore a Lighthouse or the Keeper’s Dwellings. Make sure to notice what’s below you as you make your way around at the top. Bonus: You can use your birds eye view of the entire Village including the Neptune Park Fun Zone, miniature golf, and the fishing pier to plan your very next Island adventure!

 

~ KP Kid Perks ~

Staying at The King and Prince Resort? You and the kiddos will have access to our main pool area which has 2 kiddie pools + a sand pit in addition to our main heated pool. During the Summer, you + the fam can enjoy full pool service from the Sea Shack (think frozen drinks, kid’s menus + more) plus a variety of kids activities throughout the day by the pool deck.

 

Still want more? If you’re curious to see ALL of the activities our Island has to offer? Click here  for our most comprehensive list broken down by category.

May 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Vonya_Sonia_Masha_and_SpikeVANYA 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.


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ART TRENDS ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT: May 1, 2018 – June 8, 2018

On Thursday, May 10th, Art Trends will celebrate its 3rd anniversary with an opening reception featuring unique original contemporary art by the 9 participating artists of the gallery. The celebration will be co-hosted by the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce.

Featured in the ‘Back to the Future’ Contemporary Show will be new works in an outstanding range of motifs and mediums. Artists featured are Jennifer Broadus, Karen Burnett, Helen Carmichael, Dottie Clark, Ella Cart, Dottie Clark, Suzy Dmetruk, Marjorie Hill, & Trish Rugaber. Exciting work by the gallery’s new 3-dimensional sculptor, Justine Ferreri, will also be featured.

ArtTrends Gallery Anniversary celebration will be held on Thursday, May 10th – 4:00- 7:00 pm. The public is welcome. For more information click here or email info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz. Gallery hours – Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm. Art Trends Gallery: 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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PAUL TAYLOR AMERICAN MODERN DANCE | TAYLOR 2: May 1, 2018

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to bring to the Ritz world renowned TAYLOR 2, the touring ensemble of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.  The performance will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre.

Mr. Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993 to ensure that audiences all over the world could see his works. He worked with longtime colleague Linda Hodes to create a company that could accommodate performance requests as well as teach and provide community outreach, and he looked back to the 1954 origins of his larger company for the structure of his new company: six professionals with a particular gift for his style who perform his work throughout the world.  “The dances we’re performing at the Ritz Theatre showcase the brilliance of Paul Taylor in a variety of dance styles and themes,” said John Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. “These dances – a combination of classics and recent masterworks – are a marriage of some of the world’s greatest choreography – performed by some of the world’s finest dancers.”

Paul Taylor is known as one of the pioneers of modern dance, his choreography noted for its physicality and grace as well as its cultural relevance. In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Several of the dances performed by Taylor 2 have been re-worked from the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s version to enable the smaller ensemble of dancers to perform them. Critics and audiences cheer as Taylor2 introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Mr. Taylor’s work.

Make plans now to join Golden Isles Arts & Humanities for an amazing evening with TAYLOR 2 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre.  Advance tickets for members are $15/adults and $10/seniors; for Non-members, they are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors.  Price increases $5 the day of the show.  Students are always only $5.  To purchase tickets come by the Ritz Theatre box office Tues-Fri 9 am to 5 pm or call 912.262.6934 to order over the phone or click here  to purchase securely online. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520

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CORAL BOWL GLASS CLASS AT THE TINTED TIDE: May 3, 2018

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

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LITERARY GUILD BOOK SALE: May 3, 2018 – May 5, 2018

The Literary Guild Book Sale is scheduled for May 3, 4 and 5 in the Casino Atrium. Hours are:

May 3 – 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Members Only
May 4 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
May 5 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

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30TH ANNUAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT: May 4, 2018

$100 per person $400 team
Tournament fees, shared cart fee, breakfast, lunch, range balls, after-party at Gnats Landing, babe & appetizers. A portion of the beverage sales from 4pm-close support the Boys & Girls Club. Jekyll Island Golf Club: 322 Captain Wylly Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

10am- Breakfast, Bloody Marys and Mimosas at Gnats Landing
11am- Bus Leaves Gnats for Jekyll Island
11:30am- Registration opens
12:30pm- Shotgun start
5pm- After Party at Gnats Landing – spouses/family welcome

For more information: Call or email Brooke Parmelee at 404-904-1611 or developmentbgcglynn@gmail.com.

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AMERICANA BLUES FESTIVAL: May 4, 2018

May 4th from 5-8 pm audiences can enjoy the music in Jekyll Square during First Friday in downtown Brunswick. May 5th from 9 midnight the Cash Box Kings will play at TreeBar at Bennies Red Barn. All proceeds benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Bennie’s Red Barn: 5514 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: May 4, 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) 265-4032.

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NIGHT FLIGHT 5K: May 4, 2018

Stambaugh Aviation and the Quintanar Running Company, main sponsors of NIGHT FLIGHT 5K/ONE MILE FUN RUN WALK present a unique running opportunity on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The only night 5K in Glynn County, available to register on Active.com, all proceeds directly benefit the Glynn County Schools Athletics Department! Packets will include glow necklaces, bracelets and/or a glow stick in each bag when you join us to come GLOW with us. Hope to see you there! Parking at Needwood Middle School on Harry Driggers across from the North Glynn Recreation Park! To register, click here.

North Glynn Recreation Complex: 570 Harry Driggers Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31525

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THE ISLAND PLAYERS PRESENT PLAZA SUITE: May 4, 2018 – May 20, 2018

The Island Players Present Plaza Suite by Neil Simon and directed by Bob Boles.

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple takes the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!” For more info, click here or call (912) 638-0330. The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

7:30pm: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2018
3:00pm.: May 6, 13, 20, 2018

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FREDERICA ACADEMY DERBY DAY: May 5, 2018

“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” is the focus of Frederica Academy’s signature fundraiser, but it’s certainly not all there is to this fantastic night of fun! Place your bets, enjoy delicious Southern fare, plentiful libations, live music by Jaime Renee & the Walkers & more!

There will be an entertaining live auction and a silent auction featuring unique travel packages and adventures, a vast array of art, jewelry, accessories, collectibles, gift baskets, and other coveted items. Be sure to buy your raffle tickets for the change to win a brand new Jeep Wrangler! And, ladies, don’t forget to don your most creative chapeau because the Hat Parade competition is fierce!

The event is 5:00 PM To 9:00 PM at Sea Island Golf Club: 100 Retreat Road , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For tickets and additional information, click here.

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GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER: May 5, 2018

Coastal Georgia Community Action is soliciting your support for our Annual Golf Tournament set for Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Jekyll Island Golf Course. For details, call (912) 264-3281 or click here.

Jekyll Island Golf Club: 322 Captain Wylly Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527.

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RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: May 6, 2018

This month features local band, Complicated Pants. 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.

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THE FARM AT OATLAND NORTH FESTIVAL: May 6, 2018

Come out to The Farm and enjoy family fun for all ages. Meet the animals, feed the goats, brush a horse, talk to a cow, or play with a cat! There will also be arts & crafts, face painting, food & games. Admission is free. 1:00 PM To 4:00 PM.

The Farm at Oatland North is a non-profit sanctuary for rescued and retired animals. All donations are used for the care of the animals. For details, call (912) 399-8159 or click here. The Farm At Oatland North: 70 Cannon’s Point Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR RANDOLPH G. RUSSELLL: May 8, 2018

The author will talk about the popularity of his book, American History in No Time, which is one of the quickest ways to learn the basics of American history from pre-Columbian times to the present.

Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. For more info, click here 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. Casino Building, Room 108

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GEORGIA’S SHOREBIRDS: May 9, 2018

Naturalist and artist Lydia Thompson is an expert illustrator. For decades, her tireless focus has been the preservation, conservation, and artistic representation of birds and their habitats along Georgia’s coast. Lydia has combined her artistic endeavors and conservation ethic into a way of life. Join us as we learn step-by-step how to “build your own bird” and gain a deeper appreciation of shorebirds and the world around us. Lydia will provide images of coastal Georgia birds and a personal demonstration for inspiration. You’re guaranteed to look at birds and the natural world in a whole new light—just in time to celebrate Georgia’s coast as a WHSRN landscape of hemispheric importance. Art supplies will be provided, and you’ll take your own masterpiece home with your new sketch book! 6:30 PM. For more info, click here.

$25 members | $35 non-members. Space is limited – reservations are required. 1312 Newcastle St, 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | LOVING VINCENT:  May 9, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents, Loving Vincent, UK, 2017, directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. 94 minutes; not rated. For more info, click here.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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GLYNN VISUAL ARTS “WHO ARE YOU” EXHIBIT: May 10, 2018 – June 30, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA), the premier community art center of Glynn County announces a new exhibit entitled “Who are You?” This compelling exhibit will reveal a collection of selfies and self-portraits in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, mixed-media and photography, uniquely representing the artists themselves.

The concept of self-portraiture is inherently linked to the concept of self-consciousness. The idea of this exhibition is about exploring how we present ourselves to the world. How do we see ourselves as opposed to how others see us? Artistic renderings and representations can be symbolic, realistic or abstract. Work presented will include both two and three dimensional work.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:30 – 7:00pm. For more info, click here. Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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REELIN’ IN A CURE FISHING TOURNAMENT: dates vary between May 10, 2018 – May 12, 2018

The Annual Reelin’ in a Cure Fishing Tournament and Kick-off Party will be held on Thursday, May 10th and Saturday, May 12th. The Thursday night Kick-off Party will be an event to help raise money for cancer research and local patients battling cancer. The Saturday fishing tournament will be a triple tail tournament. All proceeds benefit the Glynn Unit of ACS.

Last year over 100 anglers participated in this tournament to raise over $30,000 for local cancer patients in Glynn County. With those dollars, we were able to fund:
• Over 250 nights of free lodging for cancer patients who are receiving treatment away from home
• More than 160 free rides to treatment for cancer patients who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get to their treatment
• Over 60 wigs to local cancer patients going through treatment

Events

Thursday, May 10th: Burgers and Bait Party featuring Owen Plant & Pace Conner at Certified Burgers. Tickets can be purchased at Kennedy Outfitters. $40

Saturday, May 12th: Fishing Tournament. Morningstar Marinas – Golden Isles: 206 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, email reelininacure2018@gmail.com.

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SOUTHERN GROWN CONCERT | YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND: May 11, 2018

Yonder Mountain String Band’s first new album in two years, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist power that has made Yonder one of the most popular live bands of their generation. Melding sophisticated songcraft, an irrepressible spirit, and remarkable instrumental ability, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is a testament to Yonder Mountain String Band’s organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana. For more info, click here.

7:00 PM. Rainbow Island: 130 Sea Island Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522.

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TURTLE CRAWL WEEKEND: May 11, 2018 – May 13, 2018

Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted Turtle Crawl, a weekend of races to benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Runners from around the world travel to Jekyll for the two USA Triathlon-sanctioned triathlons – the International Distance Triathlon and the Sprint Distance – as well as the 5K and 10K races. The full weekend event will take place Friday, May 11, through Sunday, May 13.

In its 11 years of operation, GSTC has treated and released more than 3,000 animals. The JIA, along with generous supporters through the Jekyll Island Foundation, enable the GSTC to operate its life-saving facility, the only one of its kind in the state of Georgia. Funds raised from athletes participating in Turtle Crawl help cover the rehabilitation costs for the Center’s patients and educational programming. Last year’s race weekend raised more than $26,000 for the Center.

New in 2018, packet pick will be headquartered at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Friday, May 11 from noon to 7 p.m. Athletes are invited to bring their families and friends to enjoy the Center’s programming and see the work their fund-raising supports (admission costs apply). Saturday morning during the triathlons, GSTC staff and volunteers will host field day-style games, sea turtle education, and visits with the Center’s mascot, Scute, at Great Dunes Park.

From elite, world-class athletes to running novices, the Turtle Crawl races offer something for every athlete at every skill level. With four races to choose from combined with a unique island getaway, Turtle Crawl Weekend on Jekyll is a “racecation” for all families. Participants are encouraged to register soon, to receive training tips and updates. Registration fees increase Sunday, April 1. For details, click here.

Jekyll Island Convention Center: 75 North Beachview Dr. , Jekyll Island, GA 31527. (912) 635-3636

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80TH ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE FLEET: May 12, 2018

Save the Date for the 80th Annual Brunswick Blessing of the Fleet – Mothers’ Day Weekend and NOW at Mary Ross Park! Friday evening we will have a karaoke contest in addition to fabulous Georgia shrimp from a variety of vendors. There is plenty to keep the kids occupied and happy! The Blessing will be on the East River in front of Mary Ross Park at 2 pm on Saturday. For more information, call (912) 265-4032 or click here. Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Brunswick, GA 31520. 10:00 AM To 6:00 PM.

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MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND ARTS & CRAFT MARKET: May 12, 2018 – May 13, 2018

Treat your mom to lunch and shopping in the Pier Village on Mothers’ Day Weekend! Postell Market hosts local and regional artists and crafters — photography, painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art, wood craft and more!

For more info, call (912) 230-1042. 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM. Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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SOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: May 12, 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. For more info, call (912) 634-3994 or click here.

10:00 AM To 2:00 PM. The Market At Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT THE KING AND PRINCE RESORT:  May 13, 2018

Keep the kitchen clean and treat Mom to a special oceanfront brunch this year! The full menu can be found here.

Adults $69; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea. Sunday Brunch beverage options available from 12:30-3:00pm. Reservations Required – call 912-268-5967.

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A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING THE TAMS: May 13, 2018

The Tams have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years! Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy,” the Tams have had four #1 songs at the national and international levels. Their style of music has been referred to as Beach Music, but it’s also a mixture of Smooth Soul, Motown and R&B. Their show is fun, fresh, exciting and appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. For more details, call (912) 634-7099 or click here. St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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GREENHOUSE DINNER PARTY SERIES: May 15, 2018

This exclusive workshop features an intimate dinner provided our friends at Nancy! Learn from owners, Kelly and Bryce how to set a fun summer table scape using different techniques with flowers, candles and other surprises. We’ll end the night dining in our courtyard under the stars! For more details, click here.

All workshops will be hosted in our new Greenhouse event space located directly behind The Vine. $200. The Greenhouse: 10 Market Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN: May 23, 2018

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? 94 minutes; Not Rated. For more info, click here.

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.

 

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SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: May 26, 2018 – May 27, 2018.

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more! All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

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

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SOUNDS BY THE SEA: May 27, 2018

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2018 season on May 27 will be audience favorite and extraordinary jazz ensemble, The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. Soulful southern songwriter Jaime Renee and her band The Walkers return on June 24 as they launch their new CD and our sultry songstress of the Golden Isles, Annie Akins, will take the stage on July 22. Talented Savannah-based musicians Maggie and Jackson Evans perform their unique blend of jazz and salsa on August 26. And Gwen Hughes & The Kats will close out the season on September 23 with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present day.

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored Magic 105.9, 104.1 The Wave, and 92.7 SSI (radio sponsor) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to join the fun and sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 27th and are only $30. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free.

Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM.

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TAPS AT TWILIGHT: May 28, 2018

Taps at Twilight will be celebrated Monday, May 28, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. in St. Simons Island’s Pier Village at Neptune Park Bandstand. The 28th annual event is a Memorial Day Concert and Tribute arranged by the St. Simons Rotary Club to honor the men and women who have fallen in the service of our country, those who have valiantly served and returned, and those who are serving today.

Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:45 PM To 8:00 PM

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER SWANN: May 29, 2018

Christopher Swann and Shadow of the Lions. A graduate of Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, Christopher earned a B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University, a M.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Georgia State University. He has won awards and recognition from GSU, Washington and Lee University, and the Heekin Group Foundation’s Tara Fellowship for Short Fiction. He lives with his wife and two sons in Atlanta, where he is the English department chair at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. Shadow of the Lions is his debut novel.

Cost: Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. For more info, call (912) 289-7357 or click here. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, Room 108, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:30 AM To 11:30 AM.

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: May 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, call (912) 268-5967. To check all ECHO Restaurant specials, click here.

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PUBLIC ARCHEOLOGY EVENT: May 29, 2018 – June 7, 2018

Fort Frederica National Monument with the assistance of the Southeast Archeological Center, Friends of Fort Frederica, and Golden Isles Archaeology Society will be hosting archeological excavations within the Town of Frederica from May 29-June 7, 2018. Fort Frederica is inviting members of the public to come out to the park and assist the archeologists during the excavations from May 31-June 6 between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm. For more info, email Michael_seibert@nps.gov.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM.

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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | PADDINGTON 2: May 30, 2018

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. For more info, click here. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. $1.00

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LADIES NIGHT AT THE TINTED TIDE: May 31, 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.

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

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

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SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon. Weekly – 12:30 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.

**Note** Sunday Brunch for May 13 will be our special holiday brunch for Mother’s Day instead of our weekly Sunday Brunch. Please see the listing info above.

 

 

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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

February 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

gene_threats_0Gene Threats Art Exhibit: Tuesday, January 9th to Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Gene Threats is a master of the colored pencil, creating works of art that depict everyday scenes from a community’s life. His artwork will be on display at the Golden Isles Welcome Center until February 2018. 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-9014.

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. Phone: 410-703-2346.

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)
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: Tuesday, January 16th to Tuesday, 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. While covering the coast from Savannah to St. Marys, the focus of the lecture series will be on St. Simons, Jekyll, and Brunswick. Sullivan has conducted this winter series for the Society since 1995.

The course meets on Tuesday afternoons, January 16 – February 20, 2018, from 4 – 6 p.m., at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, Georgia. The cost for the course is $65 for Society members and $110 for non-members. Registration is required by visiting here or calling (912) 634-7090.

 

groundhog_signingCal Duke Book Signing: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cal Duke Book Signing & “Groundhog Day” Celebration!

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 2nd, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. (Author’s remarks at 6 p.m)
WHERE: The King and Prince Beach Resort Lobby, 201 Arnold Road
DETAILS: Greet and meet Cal and have him sign your book. Afterward, enjoy the splendid amenities of the Echo Restaurant & Bar, featuring live entertainment by “Robbie & Felix”

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU, but if you can’t make it and would like to see more information about the book itself on Amazon. For more info on Cal Duke, click here.

On_the_FlyFirst Friday Winter Sale: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 10:00am to 9:00pm

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and On The Fly Outfitters has everything you need for someone who LOVES the outdoors. Stop by during First Friday to celebrate Falconry Friday and shop our 25% off sale!

Exclusive First Friday Sale – 25% OFF includes:
• ALL Outerwear (Jackets and mid-layers) • all Filson, Fjallraven and Orvis luggage/bags • all Sherpa knit hats + gloves • all Filson tin packer hats • all Sherpa, Filson, Freefly and Orvis pants • all Rumpl Down Blankets •BONUS: Buy 3 Get 1 Free on all Puravida and Flyvines jewelry

On the Fly Outfitters: 1501 Newcastle Street,  Brunswick, GA

 

PopUpFirst Friday Pop Up: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Stop by on First Friday to Historic Downtown Brunswick. Our Pop Up is Sharon Roberts Design. Sip cocktails, nibble on sweet bites and shop for your Valentine. Dot & Army: 1426 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

PoetryPoetry Reading at Janet Powers’ Gallery: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Open Poetry Reading at Janet Powers’ gallery and studio on Newcastle St in downtown Brunswick. All are invited to share their poetry and prose in a comfortable and creative environment. Be inspired by Janet Powers’ artwork before, during, and after the reading. Sign up to share at cutnofam@hotmail.com or at the gallery at 5:30pm the afternoon of the event. For more info, click here or call 912-571-5434. 1626 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA. 

on-the-beach-was-the-film-that-made-me-fear-the-apocalypse-1427470195Literary Guild Film Series | On the Beach: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

On the Beach. USA, 1959, directed by Stanley Kramer. Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner star in this 1959 doomsday classic about a U.S. submarine that surfaces near Melbourne, where the passengers learn that nuclear war has wiped out most of humanity. And it won’t be long before radiation kills the Australians as well. 133 minutes; Not Rated. This film supports The BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads Station 11.

Where: St. Simons Island Casino Theater. Cost: Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here.

cabaret_2018_picCabaret: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Broadway Comes to the Golden Isles! The Golden Age of New York cabaret will be recreated at The Cloister on Sea Island for the Symphony Society’s Cabaret 2018. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Cocktails sponsored by the Men’s Committee and the curtain rises at 7:00 p.m. with an Overture featuring the Toast of the Town. Act I brings an exceptionally fine dinner to be followed by an Intermezzo featuring a tribute to retiring Music Director and Symphony Conductor Maestro Luis Haza. The showcase of Act II is the live auction. The Finale stars Broadway veteran Robert Ray and his talented company of singers, dancers and musicians. Enjoy your favorite songs from the past and current Broadway productions. Don’t miss this special one-night-only Tribute to Broadway and to Maestro Haza. Call 912.223.6755 for more information and tickets. Phone: 912-222-5686. For more info, click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered-recovered-recovered-recoveredIsland Concert Association Presents Sophie Shao and Milena Strezeva: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Cellist Sophie Shao, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions, is a versatile and passionate artist whose performances the New York Times has noted as “eloquent, powerful” and the Washington Post called “deeply satisfying.”

Praised by the critics for her “technically fluid, dramatically convincing, and sonically full-bodied supportive collaborations” (Boston Globe) – Milana Strezeva is a Moldovan-American pianist. At the age of 11 she began playing chamber music with her clarinetist father and her mother, a renowned soprano. Milana’s love for family collaboration eventually grew into a passionate advocacy of vocal and instrumental chamber music. Join us Tuesday, February 6 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church, for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.

hero_image_0Whiskey Wine and Wildlife 2018: Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th, February 2018

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – “W3″ artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best and award-winning chefs, an esteemed group of masters from all walks of life. From master distillers, master chefs, master wildlife researchers and famous pitmasters, to Georgia’s only Master Sommelier, Michael McNeill.

Jekyll Island’s exquisite natural beauty has long drawn guests to its barrier shores. From the millionaires of America’s golden age and their vibrant history with the Jekyll Island Club, to today’s stunning new oceanfront convention center and newly revitalized Beach Village with shopping, dining and beach promenade, that also includes The Westin Jekyll Island. For more info, click here.

flyerstsimonsTrunk Show by For-moi Designs: Thursday, February 8th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at Village Inn and Pub for a Trunk Show by For-moi Designs Handcrafted Jewelry on Feb 8th, from 5-8 pm.

crimesBrunswick Actors Theatre Presents “Crimes of the Heart”: Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th, February 2018

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

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). February 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25, 2018. For more info call 912-262-0628 or click here.

father_daughter_dance_eventFather Daughter Dance: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Come spend a special night with your daughter at the ACS Victory Board’s Annual Father Daughter Dance! Wear your Sunday best and dancing shoes. Tickets are on sale now at Whippersnappers, Cutie Patooties, Jill Stanford Studio and Bailey Boys. Bailey Boys and The Vine will be donating a percentage of proceeds from dress and corsage sales for the event back to ACS so be sure to mention at checkout! Ladies and Dads get ready to have fun and make lots of memories!

Ziggy Mahoney’s Restaurant & Dance Club: 206 Retreat Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-634-0999

CommunityJubileeKeep Golden Isles Beautiful Community Jubilee: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

A fundraiser benefiting Keep Golden Isles Beautiful projects, efforts and initiatives. Have fun and Make A Difference at the same time by attending Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s annual COMMUNITY JUBILEE fundraiser! All proceeds support KGIB’s local programs, initiatives and projects.

Break out your dancing shoes and get ready for great local music and a whole lot of fun– Groove to the sounds of Backbeat Boulevard on Sunday, February 11th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Club at Bennie’s Red Barn on St. Simons Island.

Tickets are just $15 each until February 1st and $20 thereafter and include all the bar-b-que you can eat and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available from Pane in the Glass on St. Simons Island, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful offices and KGIB board members. Proceeds benefit Keep Golden Isles Beautiful initiatives and projects in litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling, community greening, water resource awareness and education. All ages welcome. For more info call 912-279-1490 or click here.

tree_0My Favorite Trees: Monday, February 12th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm

In recognition of Georgia Arbor Week, GIFT and the St. Simons Island Public Library will co-host a free presentation and panel discussion “My Favorite Trees” with local arborists Roger Ditmer, Resa Dollar, and Don Gardner, landscape architect Jerry Spencer and Anne Ditmer, local columnist and horticulturist. Each panelist will present information about a native tree other than the Live Oak that can be planted in our coastal landscape and make great additions to our tree canopy. The panelists will also take questions from attendees about tree selection, planting, care and maintenance.

Immediately following the seminar, the St. Simons Island Public Library will present a keynote address for this year’s Big Read. Station Eleven, this year’s selection, is a National Book award finalist. It tells the story of the end of civilization as we know it and the beginnings of an alternate world. Attendees attending the Tree Seminar are welcome to stay and attend the keynote address as well.

Reservations are recommended for the Celebration of Trees program. Contact GoldenIslesFundforTrees@gmail.com or 912-689-7408.

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered-recovered-recovered-recoveredIsland Concert Association Presents Suchan Kim and Laetitia Ruccolo: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Suchan Kim is a lyric baritone originally hailing from South Korea. Mr. Kim recently sang the role of Papageno in Bare Opera’s sold out production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in New York City. He has performed as a resident in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program as well as with The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Mannes Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera in Williamsburg, Bare Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, Loft Opera, Opera Ithaca, Boardwalk Opera, Sinfonietta of Riverdale, New York Grand Opera, New York Lyric Opera, Fairfield County Chorale, Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Sign & Sing, National Theater of Korea, Seoul Arts Center and several opera companies in South Koreasfying.”

Laetitia Ruccolo has performed all over Europe and the States as a solo pianist and accompanist. In New York, she played at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She performed in concerts hosted by violinist Joshua Bell and soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. She is one of the founding members of the companies Loft Opera and Bare Opera, and she regularly collaborates with opera companies in New York and Europe. She was a young artist at the National Opera Studio in London, where she did some residencies at the Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera and Opera North Leeds. Join us Tuesday, February 13 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.

valentinedinner2018_705x512Valentine’s Day Dinner at The King and Prince: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner at the only oceanfront restaurant on St. Simons Island.

The evening will feature a carefully selected three course meal, with your choice of entree, and two seating options, our Delegal Room and the ECHO dining room. In ECHO, the regular menu will be available in addition to our special Valentine’s menu. Guests in our Delegal Room will also be serenaded by Robby + Felix.

A wine tasting to pair with the Valentine Menu will be available for an additional $25 per person. Those details, along with the full menu, are here. Call 912-268-5967 for questions or reservations.

bridge_run_0Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run across the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia, has become a signature event for the Health System and the Golden Isles. Unique among bridge runs, the event takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot Sidney Lanier Bridge. At its center, the bridge measures 480 feet high above the Brunswick River, the tallest span in the state.

Certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association as “the toughest 5K in Georgia,” each year participants start on the southbound side of the bridge, go over, and return back, crossing the bridge twice. The event is not for the timid, and should only be attempted by those who have properly trained.

The Bridge Run also includes a fun walk after the race is over, followed by a family-friendly festival featuring community vendors, food and drink, entertainment and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs. For more info, call 800-537-5142, ext., 2786 or click here.

epworth_03rd Annual St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival: Saturday 17th to Monday 19th, February 2018

You are cordially invited to attend our annual “Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival” featuring nationally known, professional storytellers! Four renowned storytellers have accepted the invitation to participate. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears and enjoy their stories. Storytellers: Kevin Kling, Donald Davis, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin.

 

 

For more information and to register online, click here. Phone: 912-638-8688

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered-recovered-recovered-recoveredIsland Concert Association Presents Seraph Brass Quintet: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass quintet drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics.

Members of Seraph Brass have performed with such esteemed ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Musicians from Marlboro, the Luzern Music Festival in Switzerland, National Symphony, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea, and the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. They hold positions in the Richmond Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Artosphere Orchestra, New Chicago Brass, Tennessee Tech University, and the University of Virginia. Join us Tuesday, February 20 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.

BarkForLifeBark for Life Kickoff Party: Saturday, February 24th, 2018 – 11:00am to 2:00pm

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. Pier Village merchants will be offering special tastings, treats and discounts. The closing ceremony will be at Mellow Mushroom at 2:00pm with prizes! For more info, call 912-262-2504 or click here.

4Golden Isles Live Presents Tony Pace: Saturday, February 24th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

As a performing artist, Tony Pace enjoys headliner status in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and with most major event organizations around the world. In addition to formal studies at Boston University and Berklee College of Music, 40 years of experience has built him a resume that industry leaders consider astounding.

His performance credits include touring with the showband Boston Pace, Growing Up Italian, performance in fundraisers, and emcee work among other things. Pace’s other accomplishments include work with video production, voice-over talent, event planning, recording industry executive, music producer, commercial & jingle writing and production and writing children’s programs.The incorporation of his voice, talent, quick comedic wit, musicianship, and a keen sense of audiences makes him the phenomenon you need to experience. He has learned the craft from the ground up and this diverse understanding better equips him to recognize the needs of the client, audiences, musicians, marketing and technical staff.

His success continued through 2004 when a two-day contract at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City extended into a 9-month long residency. A move to Las Vegas then landed him in a headliner position in the main showroom at The Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip. He enjoyed a prolonged run at the Greek Isle in Vegas. Visit here for pricing and more information. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA. 912-638-4111

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered-recovered-recovered-recoveredIsland Concert Association Presents Chelsea Chen: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Organist and composer Chelsea Chen is internationally renowned for her concerts of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and a compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times).

Chelsea Chen has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia in venues such as Singapore’s Esplanade, Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre, Kishinev’s National Organ Hall, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. As a composer she is broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based on Asian folksongs. Join us Tuesday, February 27 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church, and for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.

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

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

#brunchSunday 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.

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.

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Christmas Eve Dinner

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

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

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

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Christmas Day Buffet + Brunch

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

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

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

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St Simons Island Christmas Events + More

Monday, November 27th, 2017

It’s that magical time of the year again, filled with twinkly lights, shiny bows, Christmas cookies, and all around togetherness! Whether you’re already feeling the cheer, or not, there’s tons of things happening around the Golden Isles to help get you into the Christmas spirit. Load up the kids, call a few friends, or fix a coffee and fly solo, just be sure to check out some of these activities to get you feeling merry & bright!

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Lighthouse Trolley Christmas Tour of Lights

Must Do:

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Christmas Boat Parade

Must See:

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The newest King and Prince Resort Keepsake Ornament

Must Shop:

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