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

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Summer Vacation on St. Simons Island

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!

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~ 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.

Prime Rib Dinner

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

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


Coastal Photography Exhibit - Earth Day

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

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

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

Rhythm on the River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: APRIL 8, 2018

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

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

Coastal Symphony of Georgia

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

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

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

Coffee with the Author

COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR STEVE BERRY: APRIL 9, 2018

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

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

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

Cinema Gormet - Some Like It Hot

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

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

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

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

Tinted Tide - Summer Shell Class

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

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

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

Literary Guild Films

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PATERSON: APRIL 13, 2018

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

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

Art in the Park

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

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

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

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

Patriots Day Parade

PATRIOTS DAY PARADE: APRIL 14, 2018

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

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

Puppies and Pin-Ups Car Show

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

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

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

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

Southern Grown Farmers Market

SOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: APRIL 14, 2018

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

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

Classic Nashville Roadshow

CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW: APRIL 15, 2018

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

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

Rainbow Fish at The Tinted Tide

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

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

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

Evening with the Stars

EVENING WITH THE STARS: APRIL 19, 2018

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

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

Palm Coast Yappy Hour

YAPPY HOUR AT PALM COAST: APRIL 19, 2018

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

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

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

Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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

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

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

Young Eagles Flight

YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT: APRIL 21, 2018

Children ages 8-17 can experience the thrill of aviation and enjoy an airplane ride over the beautiful beaches, rivers and Marshes of Glynn at no charge on Saturday, April 21. The first 100 young people to sign up will take to the skies, courtesy of Chapter 905 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based at McKinnon St Simons Island Airport.

Through their Young Eagles program, EAA pilots take their young passengers on 15-20 minute flights that demonstrate the freedom and excitement of aviation firsthand. A parent or legal guardian must be present to give permission to fly for each child. To fly with the Young Eagles, please click here and select a flight time. Passengers and parent or guardians should be in place at the appointed hour at the EAA facility at 1797 Demere Road on St Simons Island.

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

Golden Gala

GOLDEN GALA: APRIL 22, 2018

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

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

Clean and Green Golf Tournament

CLEAN AND GREEN GOLF TOURNAMENT: APRIL 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

Literary Guild Film - The Big Sick

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

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

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

Island Bridal - Champagne Chats

CHAMPAGNE CHATS: APRIL 26, 2018

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

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

Ladies Night at Tinted Tide

LADIES NIGHT AT THE TINTED TIDE: APRIL 26, 2018

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

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

Moo-Town Review Party

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

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

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

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

Moxie Craft Festival

MOXIE CRAFT FEST: APRIL 27, 2018

Moxie Craft Fest is a group of makers committed to bringing a fresh, eclectic vibe to the Golden Isles through handmade goods crafted by local artisans. Come shop unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us!

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

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

Cassina's Garden Walk

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

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

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

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

Golden Island Live! 3 Redneck Tenors

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

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

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

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

Epworth Music on the River

MUSIC ON THE RIVER: APRIL 28, 2018

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

Moonrise at ECHO Restaurant

MOONRISE AT ECHO: APRIL 29, 2018

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. For more info, check all ECHO Restaurant specials or call (912) 268-5967.

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

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

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

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.

http://www.sslt.org/

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.

 

 

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

Friday, October 20th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chef Showdown

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

Fruitland Augusta Peach Lemonade

7. Rose all day. Pamp Fizz!

Pamp Fizz

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

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

Moondoggy's Pizza and Pub

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

Richland Rum

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

Gilbert's Underground Kitchen

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

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

Charleston Mix and Dixie Peppered Vodka

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

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

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

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

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

Four Roses and Merlot

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

Ghost Coast Distillery

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

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

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

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

September 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, August 25th, 2017


September 2017Southern Grown Festival: 
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd, September 2017

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the third annual Southern Grown, giving guests a chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, opening with Friday night’s Garden & Gun Kick-Off Dinner and a Show. Saturday’s daytime Southern Grown Marketplace and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition precedes an oceanside dinner and a concert with Drive-By Truckers followed by a late night After Glow Event. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by award-winning chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island. To purchase tickets, click here. Phone: 844-460-2539.

 

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, September 1st, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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

 

antique_showSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd, September 2017

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

 

southernGrownConcertSouthern Grown Concert Series: Drive By Truckers: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The music of the American South in a two-act forum culminates with the arrival of Drive by Truckers, from Athens, Georgia. The VIP section is catered by Chef Chris Dickerson of Corner Taco from Jacksonville, Florida. While the local favorite, Southern Soul, takes over the Cook House. Gates open at 6:30pm and tickets can be purchased here.

Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly. AMERICAN BAND’s considerable force can in part be credited to the sheer musical strength of the current Drive-By Truckers line-up, with Hood and Cooley joined by bassist Matt Patton, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez, and drummer Brad Morgan – together, the longest-lasting iteration in the band’s two-decade history. Phone: 912-638-3611.

 

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River: Raczynski and Friends: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

little_light_music_3A Little Light Music Concert featuring Sensational Sounds of Motown: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate or in advance at the Museum Store. Children under 12 are free. Phone: 912-634-7099.  610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522.

 

KandP_ECHO_MoonRising_DATELESS_1400X____Moonrise Party at ECHO: Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th, September 2017

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

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

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

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

little_sister_01Literary Guild Film Series: Our Little Sister: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Our Little Sister, Japan, 2015, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Sachi Koda was left to care for her sisters, Yoshino and Chika, when their mother left their old, sprawling home in the seaside town of Kamakura a year after their father left her for another woman. News of the father’s death 14 years later brings the three twenty-somethings north where they meet their sibling from his second marriage, Suzu, and invite her to come live with them. In Japanese with English subtitles; 127 minutes; rated PG. A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs.

 

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_13Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce. Phone: 912-634-3994

display_tipsy_20logo_20front_20of_20shirt_20_1_Bartender’s Showdown: Sunday, September 10th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Tipsy’s is hosting a Bartender Showdown, and yep, it’s our first rodeo. Come and see what the Sam Hill is going on as 8 local bartenders rope some spirits in a bracket style competition with mystery ingredients to create the winning cocktail. The best part is the audience gets to sample the whole competition so who is the real winner? This event is free to attend but must be 21 and up to participate – no buckaroos can drink this firewater.

Local bartenders interested in slinging drinks for the grand prize should contact John Sabbe at pairthatbrew@gmail.com, he will make the selection for the final 8. Phone: 912-267-9991.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner & all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place
from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at GVA on the following Wednesday nights: August 23rd & 30th; Sept. 13th & 20th.

 

golf32nd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament: Friday, September 15th, 2017 – 11:00am to 5:30pm

Be the first to the green! The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd annual Four-Man Scramble will be held on Friday, September 15 at the beautiful King & Prince Golf Course. Teams consist of four players with any combination of handicaps. Handicaps or approximate average score to be included on entry form. Mulligan tickets will be available at the course prior to play and will be used for door prize drawings. As always, the 50/50 Ball Drop will occur before the shotgun start. Please click here for more information and registration.

11:00 AM Registration
11:30 AM Lunch
12:15 PM Ball Drop
12:45 PM Shotgun Start
5:30 PM 19th Hole & Awards

shrimp__grits2Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival: Friday 15th to Sunday 17th, September 2017

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, more than 100 art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more. Mark your calendars for this annual three-day event held the third weekend in September. The festival is free and open to the public once you’re on Jekyll Island. Phone: 912-635-3636. For more details, including a complete schedule, click here.

Friday, September 15: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 16: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, September 17: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

fba7a9e34aed64d7cd8b4d90dbf4910eCoastal Stewards Workshop | Georgia Shrimp: Friday 15th to Saturday 16th, September 2017

This workshop, for members of the public 18 or older, focuses on the economic importance of the shrimping industry and the connection between the success of the industry and the health of coastal ecosystems. Trawling, sampling local shrimp, field research on black gill, and talks about sustainable seafood consumption are a few of the activities included. Phone:  912-598-3345. For more info, click here. 715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA

Date: September 15-16.
Time: 5-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday
Cost: $100 per person

20139975_10155462939394454_8892795703405197431_nShrimp & Grits Brew Cruise: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 – 1:30pm to 10:00pm

$25 Per Person includes a one hour boat cruise, beer & souvenir mug! We are happy to offer a special version of our popular Adult Twilight Cruise as part of Jekyll Island’s Shrimp and Grits Festival. Jekyll Island Boat Tours along with Tortuga Jack’s are proud sponsors of the event and we are the only place you can obtain the “Official Event Souvenir Mug” which every participant will receive with their ticket purchase. We offer you a unique vantage point to see the Shrimp & Grits Festival, Historic Jekyll Island, the unspoiled marsh, and river systems while enjoying a refreshing glass of beer on a one hour long cruise.

This is an adults only event, you must be at least 21 years old to attend. No children will be allowed on the boat so please make the proper arrangements if needed. Tour departs from the historic Jekyll Island Wharf, 366 N. Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, located across the street from the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and on the wharf next to the Corsair Restaurant. Phone: 912-635-3152. For more info, click here.

 

yapYappy Luau | Drool at the Pool: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Bring your furry friend and join us for an evening full of fun at the Neptune Park Fun Zone Pool on Saturday September 16th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Neptune Park Fun Zone: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Phone: 912-279-3720.

 

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, September 17th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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

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

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner & all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place
from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at GVA on the following Wednesday nights: August 23rd & 30th; Sept. 13th & 20th.


13124943_1025957727491808_5054528795130071556_nKeep It Simple Sweetie Cooking Class: 
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The class is structured around a 4-course prep and dine outline. Giving each couple a chance to learn all the ins and outs of the meal so that they can recreate it at home together. Singles don’t be wary we want you to join in as well so that you can treat your future someone special to a fine dining experience. Please be advised this is a ticketed only class and all participants must purchase their tickets by the closing date of Wednesday, September 20th. Tickets- Singles $45 Couples $80. If you have any questions please email reserve@farmerandlarder.com or call us at 912-342-7700.

art_under_the_oaksArt Under the Oaks: Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th, September 2017

This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 47th year hosting this beautiful Fine Arts & Crafts Festival now known as Art Under the Oaks. True to tradition, artists will hail from around the region representing a wide range of mediums. 70 artists and craftsmen will present a variety of original two-dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal & glass – all available for purchase. While exploring the show, visitors can keep an eye out for the artists who are awarded ribbons for their outstanding work in their medium.

This festival is a colorful event featuring something for everyone. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists & connect with them about their artwork. This makes the ownership or giving of a handcrafted piece much more meaningful because of the personal connection between the customer & the artist. In addition to beautiful artwork, free kids craft activities, great food vendors & live music will make it an entertaining weekend for all. Phone: 912-638-8770. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily, Postell Park, Pier Village, St. Simons Island.

 

https-2f2fcdn.evbuc_.com2fimages2f336520752f2207591178222f12foriginalTaste of the Vine: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Taste of the Vine is a delicious way to help babies, children and families in Glynn County. Please join us at Georgia Sea Grill for the 13th Annual Taste of the Vine featuring wine, whimsy, small bites with big flavor, a 50/50 raffle, entertainment and silent auction sale. Tickets are only $65 per person or two for $120. Phone: 912-638-1197. Georgia Sea Grill: 407 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

 

cookCoffee with the Author Johnathan Scott Barrett: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Johnathan Scott Barrett and Cook and Tell: Recipes and Stories from Southern Kitchens. The Savannah cook and writer charmed the audience with his first book, and he returns with his second book, which takes you on yet another delicious sojourn. His latest book is about a moveable feast across Dixie, showcasing the incredible food created in the homes of the South and the resulting heartwarming tales that accompany those dishes. Room 108, Casino Building, SSI
Cost: Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. Phone: 912-289-7357. For more info, click here.


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Brunswick Station Open House: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for our first annual open house at the Brunswick Station! Enjoy local seafood and beverages while learning about Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s research, education and outreach efforts on the coast. Cost:Free!

– Explore our native plant garden
– Tour our 72-foot research vessel, the Georgia Bulldog
– Interact with live animals, like horseshoe crabs, whelks and more
– Learn about turtle excluder devices and sea turtle research on the coast

The Brunswick Station’s multidisciplinary staff have been serving the Golden Isles community for over 40 years, conducting important water quality research, ensuring safe seafood, preparing communities for hurricanes and educating residents about native plants and pollinators. Visitors are invited to tour the station, meet our experts and enjoy hands-on, interactive activities for people of all ages. Phone: 912-264-7268. 715 Bay Street, Brunswick , GA

 

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

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

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

August 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, July 28th, 2017

SAMBASSAMBAS by Raymond Dumas III Exhibit: Monday, July 24th to Monday, August 21st, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts welcomes home a Golden Isles native son, Raymond Dumas III known to local friends and family as “Rusty”. GVA is proud to present “SAMBAS”, a retrospective exhibition with painting works by Raymond Dumas III from 1991 – 2017. Raymond studied Art at Cambridge University in England, the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, Cooper Union in New York and at the School of Visual Arts, in New York where he earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1995. He later continued his studies to earn a Masters of Fine Arts at Yale University School of Art in 1997. Since then, Raymond has worked extensively in the film, television, print, and advertising industries as a production illustrator and designer. He is a scholar and historian of Nigerian Afrobeat music. He has published articles in Wax Poetics Magazine on Afrobeat music, and Published Photographs in Purple-Fashion Magazine. He has lived in the United States, Mexico and Spain. “My painting impulses come like heat lightning in the St. Simons Island night. They are clouds that burst with incandescent light, revealing a pattern, before closing, only to explode moments later in a new form. The exhibition is called “Sambas” because my art comes as a musical light and rhythm.”, said Dumas. “Some of Dumas’ paintings in this collection range in styles from the quiet and still color fields of Mark Rothko, some include energetic, lines and shapes in an almost grafitti-esque style, others are reminiscent of lines and dots on a map, with repetition suggesting a rhythm of place and convergence.”, said Susan Ryles, Executive Director, Glynn Visual Arts. For more info, call 912-638-8770 or click here.

Opening Reception, Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Glynn Visual Arts – Portman Gallery, 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

enco_2017_betterEncounter Youth Choir: Sunday, July 30th to Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The Encounter Youth Choir from Alton, Illinois, will be visiting Southeast Georgia to close out their 45th season. The group will present the musical “At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Bradley Knight at three free performances. “Tour,” as it’s called by the group, will not only include performances but also service work, retreat and worship time, and local tourist activities. Encounter is made up of 85 high school students from six schools representing nearly 30 Alton area churches. For more info, call 618-830-9953 or click here.

  • Sunday, July 30th – singing selections at both morning services (9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.) at Wesley United Methodist Church | 6520 Frederica Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Monday, July 31st – singing full performance at 7 p.m. Strickland Auditorium Epworth by the Sea | 100 Arthur J Moore Drive St Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Tuesday, August 1st – singing full performance at 7:30 p.m. Ritz Theater | 1530 Newcastle Street. Brunswick, GA 31520

petsposterSummer Movie Series | The Secret Life of Pets: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Admission is $1 per person per showing. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. August 2nd is Secret Life of Pets.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

19800622_1426236777463899_1575533695014806109_oQuick Dinners with Chef Matthew & Food Alchemist Jovan: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Happy School Days! As the summer comes to a close and school beings; preparing hearty meals for your family can get a little hectic. Have no fear Chef Matthew & Food Alchemist Jovan are here to lend a hand. The class is open to everyone from moms to teens to college students or those that just want to learn a few new tricks. This class is 2 hours long and the great part is that you get to eat everything you make in class. So why not book your seat and join in with everyone at The Farmer & The Larder as we usher in the new school year!

The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, August 4th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 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.

AugustMoonRise_1000Moonrise Party at ECHO: Sunday 6th to Tuesday 8th, August 2017

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

ECHO: 101 Downing Dr, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-268-5967 or click here.

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River: Matt Walsh Trio: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 p.m. to 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!

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-265-4032 or click here.

little_light_music_3A Little Light Music Concert featuring Island Garage Brand: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate or in advance at the Museum Store. Children under 12 are free.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7099 or click here.

GolfCamp2017info_384x512Junior Golfers Summer Program: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017- 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The King and Prince Golf Course’s summer program for young golfers is back! Budding golfers between ages 8 and 15 will have a chance to hone their skills. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., golfers will participate in education and instruction, skills drills, and competitions.

If you know a Junior Golfer interested in participating, register them for one of their camps this summer! For additional details contact Robert Long at 912.634.0255 or email him at rlong@mmihg.com. For forms, click here.

singSummer Movie Series | Sing: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Admission is $1 per person per showing. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. August 9th is Sing!

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

edward-teach-also-known-as-blackbeard-web-nora_titoneChautauqua Lecture Series | Nora Titone: Thursday, August 10th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Historian Nora Titone will discuss the intriguing family saga of John Wilkes Booth, his father Junius, and his brother Edwin, based on her book My Thoughts Be Bloody. She will describe their theatrical tours in the American South and the motivation behind 19th century America’s most famous assassination. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

 

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_13Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce. The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-3994.

pirates_colinChautauqua Lecture Series | Colin Woodard: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Best-selling author and journalist Colin Woodard will take us back in time in his lecture, “The Republic of Pirates: Blackbeard and the Real Pirates of the Caribbean.” As early as 1760, Georgia’s Blackbeard Island was named for the notorious pirate, Edward Teach, based on reports that he had buried treasure there. Sadly, no treasure has ever been found. Woodard will describe the Golden Age of Pirates when renegade seamen set up a colony in the Bahamas and essentially cut off trade routes between Europe and New World. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

13124943_1025957727491808_5054528795130071556_nKeep It Simple Sweetie Cooking Class: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The class is structured around a 4-course meal prep and dine outline. Giving each couple a chance to learn all the ins and outs of the meal so that they can recreate it at home together.

Singles don’t be wary we want you to join in as well so that you can treat your future someone special to a fine dining experience. Please be advised this is a ticketed only class. Cost: Single $45.00; Couple $80.00.

The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

arts__crafts_show_1End of Summer Arts and Craft Show: Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th, August 2017

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

For more info, call 912-230-1042 or click here.

19875242_1426231457464431_8355316746649188021_nHealthy Cooking with Flava from Puerto Rico: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chef Amadeus is taking over The Farmer & The Larder kitchen to bring the Golden Isles a taste of Puerto Rican Flava.

Chef Amadeus, the winner of the Food Networks’ Extreme Chef – “Mexican Showdown” – and creator of Southern Passion, a salt-free line of spices. This host of Extreme Food Fights and Southern Passion Lounge was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He grew up cooking with his grandmother who was from Puerto Rico and his mother from Philadelphia. Chef Amadeus has taken his passion from the apron strings of his grandmother and mother to Seattle to the Caribbean and back to his mother’s kitchen. Yes, Chef Amadeus still enjoys cooking for his mother. He feels that the time he spends with his mother fuels his desire and passion for being more creative when preparing dishes for his clients. Chef Amadeus’ passion for creating amazing flavors, always searching for new techniques, and mentoring up and coming chefs has taken him to the shores of Europe, The Caribbean, Pacific Northwest and back to Jacksonville.

Ticket price: $45/ person. Be advised this is a ticketed only cooking class. All tickets must be purchased by Thursday, August 17th. The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Maggie and Jackson Evans: Sunday, August 20th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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. Savannah-based musicians Maggie and Jackson Evans take the stage with their unique blend of jazz and salsa playing original tunes and audience favorites on August 20th.

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 7:00 to 9:00 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. Call Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934 for more information.

083_1Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Monday, August 21st, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, first on the mainland since 1979, and first to sweep across the entire country since 1918 and you’re invited! Come to Fort Frederica and take part in viewing this rare astronomical event on a unique historical site. Eclipse glasses will be made available but supplies are limited. Important to note is that South Georgia is not in the total eclipse band, we will experience approximately 90% eclipse.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-638-3639 or click here.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesdays, August 23rd & 30th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner with all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner to see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at GVA on the following Wednesday nights: August 23rd & 30th and Sept. 13th & 20th.

maxresdefault_1Literary Guild Film Series: Harry and Snowman: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The St. Simons Island Literary Guild Film Series presents Harry and the Snowman, USA, 2015, directed by Ron Davis. Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the U.S. after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken-down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. 84 minutes; not rated. A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_002_5Chautauqua Lecture Series | William W. Winn: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Journalist and historian William W. (Billy) Winn will present “The Great Creek Land Grab,” based on his recent book, The Triumph of the Ecunnau-Nuxulgee. Key players in this notorious political drama had roots in Coastal Georgia as members of the McIntosh Clan. Georgia Governor George M. Troup and his cousin Chief William McIntosh were involved in the controversial treaty that led to the removal of the Creek tribe from Georgia to Oklahoma. Winn covered the Civil Rights Movement for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was the editorial page editor at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. His book The Old Beloved Path describes the daily lives and customs of the Creek Indians. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

tdih-jul11-hd_still_624x352Chautauqua Lecture Series | David O. Stewart: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Author David O. Stewart will present a lecture on Aaron Burr, who visited Pierce Butler’s Hampton Point plantation only weeks after his fatal duel with Alexander Hamilton. Stewart’s program, “Aaron Burr: After the Duel, Things Really Got Interesting,” will be based on his 2013 prize-winning novel American Emperor. Going west in 1805, Burr explored the possibility of detaching the western territories from the union, along with other roguish pursuits. Charged with treason by President Thomas Jefferson, Burr’s trial before Chief Justice John Marshall challenged the new Constitution. Stewart, a former trial and appellate lawyer, is uniquely equipped to tell the story of one of America’s most famous trials. Author of four books on American history, Stewart has also published three historical mysteries. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 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.

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

 

St. Simons Island Eateries Your Tastebuds Will Thank You For (part 2)

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

7. Palm Coast Coffee, Cafe & Pub

Coffee by day. Music & brews by night. The Meza Plate has all the goodness (including spanikopita, tzatziki, tabouleh + more). Opa! Not feeling that level of Greek? Then you must order a wrap! We highly recommend the Thai Wrap the melding of Asian flavors in your mouth is to die for.

Palm Coast Coffee, Cafe & Pub

📷: Andrew N via Yelp

8. Del Sur Artisan Eats

“Rustic Argentinian/Italian artisan cuisine.” Where else can you order Roasted Lamb Empanadas as an appetizer?  Or dive straight into the main course with their Four Hour Lamb Shank (Ossobucco Style) on a Bed of Creamy Polenta. Mmmmm. You absolutely have to listen to their pairing suggestions, they’re talented at choosing the perfect glass of wine to complement any dish!

Del Sur Artisan Eats

📷: Del Sur Artisan Eats

 

9. Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria

He began as a boxer in New Jersey and he’s broken world records, but it’s the food that will knock you out! Did we mention he can throw the dough? Yeah, total pro. Pizza is obviously delicious, but we also recommend trying the Salzones- only share if you aren’t into leftovers.

Sal's Neighborhood Pizzeria

📷: Sals Neighborhood Pizzeria

10. Delaney’s Bistro and Bar

This family business has been around for over 20 years, and as long as the locals have say in it, they’ll be here at least another 20! If you’re there for lunch, make a point to try the Tasso Chicken. (Fun fact, this family also owns Cafe Frederica, which is featured on our breakfast favorites blog here.)

Delaney's Bistro and Bar

Tasso Chicken 📷: Delaney’s Bistro and Bar

 

This family business has been around for over 20 years, and as long as the locals have say in it, they’ll be here at least another 20! If you’re there for lunch, make a point to try the Tasso Chicken. (Fun fact, this family also owns Cafe Frederica, which is featured on our breakfast favorites blog here.)

11. Bubba Garcia’s

No list is complete without Mexican food. Ever. Personal favorites here include the chimichanga, fish tacos, and of course a margarita to wash it all down.

Bubba Garcia's

📷: Bubba Garcias

Did you miss Part 1? You can find our other 6 picks here.

 

July 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 30th, 2017

hofwyl_ghosts__legends_3Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Saturday, June 10th to Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

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

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug-spray. Reservations Requested.

Tours will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15. Event Dates: July 5, July 14, July 22.

website_listing_photo_shell_002_3The Big Photo Show at Glynn Visual Arts: Thursday, June 29th to Monday, July 24th, 2017

Join us for the opening reception of the Big Photo Show Thursday, June 29th 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 Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM and some Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

Prints are presented by award winning photographers, 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 photography experts: David Veater – art instructor at Glynn Academy, Jeff LeMieux – Associate Professor of Arts and Humanities at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo Gallery in historic downtown Brunswick, and manager of art displays at the Southeast Georgia Hospital – Brunswick Campus. For more details, call 912-638-8770 or click here.

fourthofjulySt. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival: Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th, July 2017

The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. The family fun starts this year on Saturday, July 2nd and runs through Monday, July 4th.

Fireworks: The fireworks display begins at 9:00pm. on the evening of the July 4th. So bring your chair and meet your friends in oceanfront Neptune Park and sit back and watch the show.

Sunshine Arts & Crafts Show: This Sunshine Festival features an Arts & Crafts Show that highlights some of the region’s best artists and crafters whose wares include painting, pottery, jewelry, woodcraft, photography, garden art and more! The show starts Friday, July 1st and runs through Tuesday, July 4th at Postell Park.

Sunshine Festival 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run: Bring the family and participate together in a 1 mile fun run and 5K race on July 4th. The 5k race starts at 7:00am  and the 1 mile fun run begins at 8:00am. Start/Finish/Ceremony for both races will be at Mallery Park on St. Simons Island. (Mallery Park is just north of Kings Way on Mallery Street). Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up: July 3rd at St. Simons Presbyterian Church from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Race day registration begins at 6:30am at Mallery Park. Click here to register online and for more information.

Event Sponsors: The Sunshine Festival is sponsored by the Pier Village Association and proceeds from the festival are used for the betterment of the Pier Village and its parks. Some of the projects partially funded by PVA include public restroom facilities, grilling stations in the Neptune Park, extended street lighting on Beachview Drive, and landscaping of the parkways.

Complete Schedule:

July 1st: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
July 2nd: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

July 3rd: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

July 4th:

7:00am: 5k
8:00am: Fun Run
10:00 am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
2:00pm: Golf Cart Parde Line Up
2:30pm: Golf Cart Parade
7:00pm-10:30pm: Backbeat Boulevard
9:00pm: Fireworks

All events take place in Postell Park, Neptune Park and the Casino Bandstand. 532 Beachview Drive, Pier Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call 912-262-0628 or click here.

arts__crafts_show_1Annual 4th Of July Sunshine Art Festival: Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th, July 2017

10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! The event will be at Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. For more details, call 912-230-1042 or click here.

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River: Young Americans: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For details, call 912-265-4032 or click here.

little_light_music_3A Little Light Music Concert featuring Still Cruzin’: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate or in advance at the Museum Store. Children under 12 are free. For more details, call 912-634-7099.

https-2f2fcdn.evbuc_.com2fimages2f315218402f2074114637322f12foriginalIndependence Day Concert | The Accidentals: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 – 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Taking the stage again this year for our early Independence Day concert is The Accidentals! The Accidentals are the University of Georgia’s only all-male a cappella group. A 42 year tradition of the South’s University of Georgia, the Accidentals are a motivated and talented group of male vocalists and students. From performing at locations such as Snowshoe Mountain, WV (annual ski retreat in December) to New York City, as well as more local areas such as Atlanta and North Carolina, the Accidentals are a well-practiced and professional group. The energy and personality the group brings to the stage are unique to the collegiate a cappella realm. Concessions available will include popcorn and sodas.

Doors open at 7:30, with the Accidentals taking the stage at 8pm. Intermission will be at approximately 8:35pm. Tickets are $15 per person. Jekyll Island Club Hotel: 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For details, call 877-212-1898 or click here.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Secret Life of Pets: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

4th_logo_larger_300dpiAn Old-Fashioned 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Brunswick’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration takes place in Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th. There will be free watermelon slices for everyone, music in the air, and plenty of old-fashioned games like sack races, water balloon tossing, and hula hoop contests, along with fun prizes for the winners.

The evening will begin with a stirring rendition of The Star Spangled Banner sung by local singer Annie Akins and some of the Artists and Mentors of the Golden Isles Penguin Project. Then the games will begin and all ages can participate in the fun. The First Baptist Church of Brunswick will be lending a helping hand to the celebration and will also have a variety of fun activities for folks to participate in.

Local organizations, Heather House and the City of Brunswick Police Department C.O.P. program will have hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas and other tasty treats will be available for purchase. P O Sound and Lighting Rentals will serve as the DJ for the evening – providing fun tunes to hula hoop and dance to as the everyone waits for the sun to set.

Then at dark, a spectacular fireworks display explodes over the East River to the strains of patriotic music. It’s good, clean, old-fashioned fun for the community and visitors alike brought to you by the City of Brunswick and Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. For more information, call 912-262-6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org. Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St,Brunswick, GA 31520

lovingintroLiterary Guild Film Series: Loving: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Loving, USA, 2016, directed by Jeff Nichols. In 1958 in Virginia the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. Richard and Mildred fall in love, get married and are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama that critics are calling “a masterpiece.” 123 minutes; rated PG13. A $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, call 912-279-2836. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

572aa6949fd7a.image_Georgia Sea Turtle Lecture: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Get to know coastal Georgia’s most mysterious seasonal visitors and learn about a species that’s been on our planet since the time of the dinosaurs. Mark Dodd, biologist and sea turtle program coordinator for the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Nongame Wildlife Division, will give an interactive presentation on Georgia’s sea turtles and the ongoing effort to conserve turtles across our coast. The last two years set records for loggerhead nesting in coastal Georgia – what will 2017 bring? Join us to find out, while enjoying complimentary wine, beer, and light snacks. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here. 1312 Newcastle Street, 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, July 7th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_13Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce at The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-634-3994

bloody_0Commemorative Presentation at Bloody Marsh: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 11:00am to 12:00pm

Site Manager Steve Theus is pleased to announce the commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the Battles of Gully Hole Creek and Bloody Marsh on Saturday, July 8th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Bloody Marsh unit of Fort Frederica National Monument. The program will consist of a presentation and musket firing to mark the anniversary of the decisive battles that served as a pivotal point in the conflict between Britain and Spain.

The Bloody Marsh Unit is located on Old Demere Road, on Saint Simons Island. Georgia. Admission to the program is free, but the site has limited parking. Bloody Marsh Battle Site: Old Demere Road,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-3639

MoonRise_July2017Moonrise Party at ECHO: Saturday 8th to Monday 10th, July 2017

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

18739986_1150590278417682_7883579229099245067_nSummer Comedy Tour: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

After bringing sold-out Comedy Tours to Ziggy’s for the past three summers, New Orleans-based comedian and St. Simons native Matt Owens returns with New York City comedians, Paul Hooper and Amanda Hurley, to St. Simons Island for a one-night-only show. The show will take place at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm) on Saturday, July 8th at Ziggy Mahoney’s, located at 206 Retreat Village. Tickets are $20 in advance online, and $25 at the door. Phone: 912-634-0999. Ziggy Mahoney’s Restaurant & Dance Club: 206 Retreat Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Sing: Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

christophermartinphotobykellyozmerwormsCoffee with the Author Chris Martin: Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” series presents Chris Martin and This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith. Part memoir, part essay collection and part spiritual journal, this book offers a unique perspective on the interconnections of universal themes all told at the level of the ground. It is the winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction. Chris teaches English at Kennesaw State University and creative nonfiction at the Appalachian Young Writers Workshop. The event will take place at the St. Simons Island Casino, Room 108 and is free for Literary Guild members; $10 for nonmembers. 912-279-2836

seussical_jr_logoSeussical Jr.: Wednesday 12th to Sunday 23rd, July 2017

The Young People’s Summer Workshop introduces 60-80 local children ages 8 and up to various aspects of theater and performance. This year’s YPSW production is Seussical Jr. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and other favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Two casts rotate duties for the performances with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on July 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22, and 3:30 matinees on July 16 and 23. Tickets are available at the box office before the show. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-638-0338. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive,  St. Simons IslandGA 31522

formoilogo5_0Sip and Craft Jewelry Class: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

For-Moi Designs is hosting the Art and Sip jewelry class July 13th from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Moondoggy’s Pizza and Pub meeting room in Brunswick. Create your very own sea glass necklace and earring set choosing from different shapes and colors. The event is $40 per person and all supplies are included. Call 912-437-6187 to reserve your spot! Click here for details.

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Summer Classic Film Festival: Friday 14th to Sunday 16th, July 2017

Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz is transforming into the Summer Classic Film Festival, a full weekend of classic films that will feature the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock and his favorite leading lady, Grace Kelly. The festival will take place July 14-16, 2017 with all three of the Hitchcock-Kelly films and other special events.

  • On Friday, July 14, the Summer Classic Film Festival will kick off with Dial M for Murder, the first of the Hitchcock-Kelly collaboration. Preceding the screening will be a talk about the director and a delicious meal prepared by Indigo Coastal Shanty.
  • On Saturday, July 15 at 4 pm, Mel Brooks’ delightfully silly parody, High Anxiety will be screened. 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 to catch the highly suspenseful Rear Window.
  • And on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:30 pm, light refreshments will be served along with a short documentary on legendary costume designer Edith Head followed by the final film in the festival, To Catch A Thief.

Weekend pass including Friday meal only $35/person. Weekend pass without meal only $20/person. Friday night meal and movie $18/person. Individual tickets $7/person. 912-262-6934. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 083_0Lecture and Book Signing at Fort Frederica: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Fort Frederica National Monument is pleased to announce a lecture and book signing by local author and portrayer of James Edward Oglethorpe, Mr. Scott Hodges. The program will take place in the visitor center of Fort Frederica National Monument on Saturday, July 15th at 11:00 am.

In the introduction of his newly published book, Our Lost Heritage: Ten Things You Did Not Know About James Edward Oglethorpe, The Founder of Georgia, Hodges writes “Rather than a journey of discovery, I see this work as more of a journey of re-discovery. The re-discovery of a long admired and highly exalted hero of Georgia history: James Edward Oglethorpe.” Books will be available for purchase in the Fort Frederica Association bookstore. There is no admission fee. For more information on this program, please contact Michael Seibert at (912) 638-3639 ex. 104 or by email at michael_seibert@nps.gov

wildscapesLunch & Learn Birds of Prey: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us for an engaging lunch lecture with live birds of prey as their handlers teach us all about where they live and how they hunt. You will leave with a great appreciation for these amazing animals. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Lunch will be provided. Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia: 1710 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 912-265-9424.

GolfCamp2017info_384x512Junior Golfers Summer Program: Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th, July 2017- 9:00am to 11:00am

The King and Prince Golf Course’s summer program for young golfers is back! Budding golfers between ages 8 and 15 will have a chance to hone their skills. From 9:00am to 11:00am, golfers will participate in education and instruction, skills drills, and competitions.

If you know a Junior Golfer interested in participating, register them for one of their camps this summer! For additional details contact Robert Long at 912.634.0255 or email him at rlong@mmihg.com. For forms, click here.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Storks: Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

51ubv5qrifl._sx331_bo1204203200_Coffee with the Author Russ Franklin: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Russ Franklin and Cosmic Hotel. Russ Franklin has degrees in math, physics and literature and currently teaches writing at Florida State in Tallahassee. He visits the Guild to talk about Cosmic Hotel, a story about Sandeep Sanghavi, the mixed-race son of an Indian businesswoman and a famous American astronomer, who lives a nomadic albeit mundane life traveling the country with his mother’s hotel consulting firm. His life becomes more interesting when various lost objects suddenly begin to reappear. Then a stranger calls and claims responsibility for the returned objects. Room 108, Casino Building. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. For details, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesday, July 19th & 26th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner & all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place
from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at GVA on the following Tuesday nights: July 19th & 26th, August 23rd & 30th, Sept. 13th & 20th
formoilogo5_0Sip and Craft Sea Glass Art: 
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:30pm

For-Moi Designs is hosting the Sea Turtle Sea Glass Art Class July 20th from 2:00pm-4:30pm at Moondoggy’s Pizza and Pub meeting room in Brunswick. Create your very own sea glass wall art choosing from different shapes and colors. The event is $45 per person and all supplies are included. Call 912-437-6187 to reserve your spot!

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Jaime Renee & The Walkers: Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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

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

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 details, call (912) 262-6934.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Kubo and the Two Strings: Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

rock_dogSummer Movie Series | Rock Dog: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Admission is $1 per person per showing. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. July 26th is Rock Dog. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-279-2836

hologram_for_the_king_ver2Literary Guild Film Series: Hologram for a King: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Hologram for a King, USA, 2016, directed by Tom Tykwer. Teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, U.S. businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) tries to reverse his fortunes by landing a lucrative contract in Saudi Arabia. As Alan attempts to navigate his way through an unfamiliar culture, he unexpectedly finds romance. 97 minutes; rated R. A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more details, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

img_0398Grown Up Summer Camp: Friday 28th to Sunday 30th, July 2017

Numerous outdoor adventures: kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, fishing, bike tour, zip lining, paddleboard. Full service gym available. Join loggerhead turtle hatchling watch. Enjoy a sunset cruise on a working shrimp boat. Beginners to seasoned participants encouraged! Be sure to check out the agenda here. Epworth By The Sea: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-8688

photo_1_4Sea Turtle Night Walk: Saturday, July 29th, 2017 – 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Go behind the scenes during Georgia coast’s sea turtle nesting season with Catherine Ridley of the SSI Sea Turtle Project! We’ll meet at the Coast Guard Beach beach access boardwalk for an interactive beach night hike, where we’ll discuss loggerhead natural history, explore the beach at night in search of hatching turtles, and see how turtles nests are protected on Georgia’s beaches. You’ll learn the many ways you can help protect these amazing animals, explore bioluminescence and nocturnal science, and discover your own natural night vision. $10 members and $15 non-members. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here. 4201 1st St, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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

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

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