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July 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 29th, 2018

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

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

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

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

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

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

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

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

A Little Light Music

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

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

Gene Threats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red White and Brew

RED WHITE & BREW: JULY 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Golf Cart Parade

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

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

Brunswick 4th of July

OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY: JULY 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

Sunshine Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

First Friday Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: JULY 6, 2018

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

Last Flag Flying

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

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

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


Emoji Movie

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

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

Terrariums

TINY TOTS NIGHT LIGHT TERRARIUMS: JULY 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

Laser Light Party

BRUNSWICK BASH: JULY 13, 2018

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

Summer Classic Film Festival

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

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

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

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

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

Ninjago

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

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

Sounds by the Sea

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: JULY 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Junior Golf at The King and Prince

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

Summer is the perfect time of year for kiddos to try new hobbies. The summer golf program instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional, focuses on the education, instruction, skills drills, and competitions. Ages 8-15 are welcome and lunch is included. Registration required. Call 912-634-0255 for details.
Jonathan Putnam

COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS JONATHAN PUTNAM: JULY 24, 2018

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

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

Despicable Me 3

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

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

Moonrise at ECHO

MOONRISE AT ECHO: JULY 27, 2018

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

Lyle Roebuck

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

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

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

Live Music at ECHO


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

Prime Rib Dinner

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

Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

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

June 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 1st, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: JUNE 1, 2018

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

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GEORGIA SEA ISLANDS FESTIVAL 2018: JUNE 2, 2018

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

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

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

RhythmOnTheRiverRHYTHM ON THE RIVER: JUNE 3, 2018

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

RecycledCraftsRECYCLED CRAFTS: JUNE 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

TheInsult

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COMEDIAN TAYLOR MASON: JUNE 9, 2018

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

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

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GULLAH GEECHEE FILM FESTIVAL: June 9, 2018

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

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

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

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SOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: JUNE 9, 2018

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island. 9:00 AM To 1:00 PM. The Market At Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-3994.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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DESIGNED FOR MORE LAUNCH PARTY: JUNE 12, 2018

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

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

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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | PETER RABBIT: JUNE 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | LEAVEY: JUNE 20, 2018

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

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

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RANI GARNER OPENING SHOW & RECEPTION: JUNE 22, 2018

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

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SEA TURTLES AFTER DARK: JUNE 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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SOUNDS BY THE SEA: JUNE 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: JUNE 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

~ Build a Sandcastle ~ 

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

 

~ Explore the Island’s Bike Paths ~

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

 

~ Take a Swing on the Greens~

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

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

 

~ Tree Spirit Scavenger Hunt ~

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

Tree Spirits on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Tree Spirits on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

~ Become a Junior Ranger at Fort Frederica ~

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

 

~ Swings + Sundaes  ~

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

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

 

~ Explore the Open Water ~

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

 

~ Climb the Lighthouse ~

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

 

~ KP Kid Perks ~

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

 

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

8 Family-Friendly St. Simons Island Activities

Friday, January 12th, 2018

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

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

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8 FAMILY-FRIENDLY ST. SIMONS ISLAND ACTIVITIES

The St. Simons Lighthouse

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

St. Simons Island Lighthouse

Trolley Tours with Cap Fendig

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

Dolphin Tour

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

St. Simons Island Pier

Neptune Park Fun Zone

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

Fort Frederica National Park

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

Fort Frederica

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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

Junior Golf Clinic

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

The King and Prince Golf Course

The Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island

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

 

Check out more from Kimberly by visiting her blog here.

Golf Course Superintendent of the Year

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

We’re always proud of our team at The King and Prince Golf Course but today we’re extra excited for one guy in particular!

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Chuck Moore, Superintendent at the award-winning King and Prince Golf Course, St. Simons Island, Georgia for 23 years ~ has received the coveted award of ‘Superintendent of the Year’ 2017 from Georgia GCSA (Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association ~ founded in 1949).

A graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, Moore received his turf degree while completing a fall internship at the King and Prince Golf Course, and then graduated with honors. His long career that began as part of the golf maintenance crew in 1995 brought him full circle back to St. Simons Island as head superintendent in 2000 where he has excelled throughout numerous renovations and golf course transformations.

In an organization with approximately 400 golf courses throughout Georgia, the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association selected Chuck Moore for this year’s honorarium. ‘The Georgia GCSA award is given to an individual who has expressed outstanding dedication, care and commitment to the Georgia Golf Course Superintendent Association, the golf industry at large and his/her community.’ The association has 735 individual members, one of the largest chapters within the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Chuck states “It’s a great honor for me to be recognized by my peers in the business. It was a total surprise and really gives me satisfaction to know that we, my crew of six, a mechanic and assistant…WE must be doing something right at our Club. I’m just so proud!”

Chuck and his team take meticulous care of 90 acres of golf course land located at the north end of St. Simons Island. Chuck’s responsibilities include everything outside of the clubhouse: grasses, bunkers, tee markers, lake banks, trees, woods, fairways, greens, practice facility, iconic marsh island holes and overall property maintenance.

According to Rick Mattox, General Manager and Director of Golf at The King and Prince Golf Course since 1990, “Chuck is the finest man I have known in my golf career. Receiving this lifetime honor and being recognized by his peers that very few people get to experience, he wears the banner of his association with great pride along with his deep love of his family. We are all honored to know and work with Chuck”.

We invite you to set up a tee time so you can come see Chuck’s hard work for yourself! Learn more about our award winning course 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.

 

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.

 

June 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Photographer Tom SweeneyTom Sweeney Exhibit: Tuesday, May 2nd to Friday, June 30th, 2017

Everyone is cordially invited to visit local award winning photographer Tom Sweeney’s exhibit at the Golden Isles Welcome Center on St. Simons Island. The show will run until June 30th and consists of many Golden Isles scenes and locations. Tom enjoys capturing the feeling of the local scenes as well as the many colors depending on that days light. Please join us for an opening reception Tuesday, May 2nd from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Life in the Abstract Art ExhibitLife in the Abstract Art Exhibit: Thursday, May 4th to Monday, June 26th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present a new fine art exhibition entitled “Life in the Abstract” which features five cutting edge, regional, abstract artists. The exhibition opens May 1st, 2017 and will run through June 26th, 2017 at the main gallery of GVA located at 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA. The opening reception will take place Thursday, May 4th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist independent of visual references in the world. These talented artists take this concept to a whole new level, each with their own uniquely different approach. Featured Artists: Suzanne Clements, Sabre Esler, Peggy Everett, Laura Parker and Mandy Thompson. Phone: 912-638-8770

lighthouse_2_0Friday Fun Day at the Lighthouse: Fridays, June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us every Friday in June for summer fun at the Lighthouse! There will be crafts, games and activities designed for family fun. Come see and touch history by climbing 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse and explore the interactive galleries in the Lighthouse Museum. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older and children under 12 are free. Phone: 912-634-7093. For more info, click here.


First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: 
Friday, June 2nd, 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. – 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.

Historic Harrington SchoolSneak Peak of Historic Harrington School: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition and The Friends of Harrington School for a Sneak Peak of the Historic Harrington School Cultural Center. Be the first to view the restored historic schoolhouse and learn about upcoming heritage programs. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, click here.

National Trails Day at Cannon's PointNational Trails Day at Cannon’s Point: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

National Trails Day, June 3, gets underway early at Cannon’s Point. The preserve celebrates with special hours, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and a selection of programs for all ages and interests.

Activities include: photography tours, birding on a barrier island, history hikes, Southern area tours, and marine exploration. For more info, including the complete schedule, click here. Phone: 912-638-9109

 Hofwyl Trails DayNational Trails Day Tree Identification Walk: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species. Walk will be about 1 mile in length. Wear comfortable shoes and bring insect repellent. Admission: $5 – $8. Phone: 912-264-7333

Georgia Sea Islands FestivalGeorgia Sea Islands Festival: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate African-American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands! The 2017 Georgia Sea Islands Festival will be held Saturday, June 3 at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. There will be arts, crafts, food, entertainment, historical tours and more. Fun for the whole family! Bring a chair so you can relax and enjoy.

The mission of the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition is to educate, preserve, and revitalize the African American heritage and culture. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-634-0330

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, 440s

Phone: (912) 386-0061. For more info, click here. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River- Skeeter Truck: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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: Skeeter Truck. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For more info, click here. Phone: 912-265-4032

A Little Light Music ConcertA Little Light Music Concert featuring Soul Fish: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: Soul Fish

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.

For more info, click here. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. Phone: 912-634-7099

Golden Isles Green Drinks June 7, 2017Golden Isles Green Drinks: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join us Wednesday, June 7th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Echo at King & Prince on St. Simons Island.

Catherine Ridley of SSI Sea Turtle Project will be hosting this month’s Golden Isles Green Drinks. Loggerhead sea turtles have already begun nesting on St. Simons Island and across the coast, so this is an excellent time to join us for an interactive walk and talk on the beach. Join us to learn more about Georgia’s turtles, SSI’s nesting program, and the many ways you can protect sea turtles on the beach this summer! Did we mention you will also be able to sample some delicious snacks, a special Green Drinks cocktail from Echo and receive extended Happy Hour Specials just for attending? Don’t forget to RSVP below. This event is FREE and Open to the Public.

RSVP to the NEXT GreenDrinks here.

MoonRiseMusicx512_June2017Moonrise Party at ECHO: Thursday, June 8th to Saturday, June 10th, 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

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, June 10th, 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 at the Market at Sea Island. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-634-3994

Georgia Sea Turtle CenterGeorgia Sea Turtle Center Birthday Celebration: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Happy 10th Birthday, Georgia Sea Turtle Center!

June 2017 commemorates the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s 10th year in operation. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re hosting a birthday celebration, and you’re invited! The Center will be “decorated,” showcasing ways you can reduce plastics, we’ll have a birthday card for you to sign, and there will even be cupcakes! The afternoon will include creature features, live music, and a special “Dunk the Doc” fundraiser. This event is free & open to the public. Center admission will be waived from 2-5 p.m. Georgia Sea Turtle Center: 214 Stable Road, Jekyll IslandGA 31527. Phone: 912-635-4444

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Ghosts and LegendsGhosts 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 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Phone: 912-264-7333. Admission: $15

EVENT DATES:  June: June 10, June 16, June 21, June 24, June 30. July: July 5, July 14, July 22

The Art of Fire ExhibitThe Art of Fire Exhibit: Thursday, June 15th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“The Art of Fire”, a special exhibition by Richard Metz, will be on display at ArtTrends Gallery at 3305 Frederica Road on Saint Simons Island, GA from June 13th until July 22nd. The opening reception on Thursday, June 15th, from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature light refreshments, and artist meet and greet, and a presentation featuring Richard’s technique of painting with fire. Richard graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Graphic Design. After college, he moved back to his island home seeking the inspiration that started his path as an artist. Richard says of painting with fire or smoke to produce a polished image, “It was an interesting idea, to take something that is associated with destruction and use it to create.” As he revisited the idea, he found the process could be much more refined, and his excitement grew with each piece. Phone: 912-230-3807

Golden Isles Penguin Project: Annie Jr.Golden Isles Penguin Project: Annie Jr.: Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th, June 2017

The Penguin Project ® was conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan to give children with special needs an opportunity to participate in the performing arts. Golden Isles’ Penguin Project is proud to present Annie, Jr.; the irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals.

Tickets are now available for the Golden Isles Penguin Project’s production of Annie, Jr. Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $10 and $15 for nonmembers. Day of show tickets for members are $15 and $20 for nonmembers. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each. A special VIP Ticket is available for the Friday, June 16th performance – $50/person includes pre-show reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. catered by Certified Burgers & Beverages, reserved seating at the 7:00 p.m. performance, and gratitude for supporting the Golden Isles Penguin Project. Phone: 912-262-6934. For more info, click here.

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Friday 16th to Saturday 17th, June 2017

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Chuck Scott Tribute Race

Phone: (912) 386-0061. For more info, click here. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

Southern Grown Concert Series Featuring Gin Blossoms by Saki PhotographySouthern Grown Concert Series Featuring Gin Blossoms: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Gin Blossoms literally define the sound of jangle pop. Boasting sales of over 10 million in the US alone, the Tempe, Arizona-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Their crossover hits are heard on radio, film and TV, and their exciting live show continues to make Gin Blossoms one of the most influential pop bands that began in the 90’s. Don’t miss this rockin’ interactive show! Hits include: “Follow You Down,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Hey Jealousy,” “Til I Hear it From You,” “Allison Road,” and “Found Out About You.”

Opening act is Owen Plant. Owen is a Jamaican-Born, Singer/Songwriter/Performer. His style is reminiscent of introspective artists from the ’70s, old-time reggae groups and contemporary acoustic artists. His laid back, soothing and delicately honed vocals and songwriting are the centerpieces of his sound and his performance style. Tickets online here or call (877) 896-3378.

 

Author Mary Alice MonroeCoffee with the Author Mary Alice Monroe: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Mary Alice Monroe and Beach House for Rent. The New York Times best-selling author of more than a dozen novels, Mary Alice has received numerous awards, including the RT Lifetime Achievement Award and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. She visits to talk about her latest book about two women from different generations bound together by a beloved beach house. Tickets are free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. The event is in room 108, Casino Building. For more info, click here.

Faithworks Birdies and Bass Benefit

Faithworks Birdies and Bass Benefit: Friday, June 23rd, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Play Golf and Fish – A Good Combination for a Good Cause. This unique inaugural event to benefit Faithworks features two of our favorite pastimes, golf and fishing – all for a good cause. Teams compete in a full day of golf (4 person scramble) preceded by a fishing derby at 9:00 a.m. Teams can shave strokes off their golf score by reeling in big fish from a lake by the clubhouse. Each team will be provided a score sheet on which to record their catch. The completed score sheet must be provided to tournament officials no later than 12:30 p.m.

Entrance Fee: $100 per player (includes cart, fees and lunch). The Birdies & Bass Benefit for FaithWorks is sponsored by Mike Murphy Ford/Kia. Call 912-261-8512 x105 for more information.

9:00 a.m. – Professional fishing clinic. Light refreshments. Rules/format: Any species of fish caught using artificial lures is eligible for scoring. Points awarded for the catch of eligible fish will be deducted from the team score for the 18-hole round of golf. Points will be awarded for TOTAL TEAM CATCH as follows: 1-5 fish = 0.5 point; 5-10 fish = 1 point; 11-15 fish = 1.5 points; 16-20 fish = 2.5 points

11:30 a.m. – Registration/Check-In (Mulligans will be sold here)

12:00 p.m. – Lunch served

1:00 p.m. – Golf Shotgun start (4-man scramble) ** Two chances to win a car with a hole in one other fantastic golf prizes.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th, June 2017

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

Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822  For more info, click here.

Green Screen Film FestivalGreen Screen Film Festival: Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Green Screen’s Film Festival at Brunswick’s Historic Ritz Theatre. FREE admission! 50/50 Raffle 50/50 split-the-pot raffle. Tickets will be $1 ea. or 6 for $5. For more info, click here.

Short Films to begin at 11 a.m.:
Salt Marsh Soldiers (8 min)
Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management (5 min)
Science with Niel DeGrasse Tyson (5 min)
Holly Barish Ripple Effect (2 min)

Feature Film at 1 p.m.: How To Let Go of the World And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change*
*Appropriate for ages 10+ due to mild language.

Sounds by the SeaSounds by the Sea Featuring Gwen Hughes & The Kats: Sunday, June 25th, 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. Gwen Hughes & The Kats take the stage on June 25 and will have the audience swinging 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 by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 28th and are only $40. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase online at goldenislesarts.org, 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. For more info, click here.

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

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime 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 St Simons IslandSunday 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.

 

How to Improve Your Golf Game with 3 Tips From Our Golf Pro

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Rick Mattox at the King and Prince Golf Course on St. Simons Island, GA

Rick Mattox at the King and Prince Golf Course on St. Simons Island, GA.

Here are a few quick Golf Tips from Rick Mattox, General Manager & Head Professional of The King and Prince Golf Course, for your next round of golf:

1. HAVE FUN. Make this decision on your way to the course. Whatever happens, you’re going to enjoy it. Having this focused mentality will help you stay more relaxed when the pressure is on. It’s a game after all, not life or death.

2. NO SWING THOUGHTS. Save these for your practice time. Make focusing on routine and shot shape and target your goal. Trying to correct your swing or your body is only going to disconnect you from the shot you are intending to hit. It’s all about the target.

3. PLAY SMOOTH AND RELAXED GOLF. When you start to feel pressure, or get a little hard on yourself, your muscles get tighter and you start to swing quicker. Most swing problems during a round are caused by this. So, instead of analyzing your swing, try simply lightening your grip a little. Reducing the tension in your hands will relax your muscles throughout your whole body. You’ll start swinging a lot smoother and your ball striking will improve.

– Rick Mattox, Head Professional / General Manager
The King and Prince Golf Course

Rick Mattox, Head Professional / General Manager at The King and Prince Golf Course

Rick Mattox, Head Professional / General Manager at The King and Prince Golf Course

MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Membership at The King and Prince Golf Course is available for individuals, families, corporate groups, and juniors. Depending on the category selected, members and their families can enjoy our men’s and ladies’ golf associations, a year-round calendar of member-only events and tournaments, access to swim and tennis facilities, our Juniors’ programs, social functions, pro shop discounts, valuable benefits, and more.

For complete details on membership privileges, fees, and dues please contact Charmaine Mattox, Membership Director, at 912.634.0255 or email her at cmattox@mmihg.com.

Aerial photograph of The Hampton Club Golf Course, St. Simons Island, GA

Aerial photograph of The Hampton Club Golf Course of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-3831. Pilot is Steve Mooney, 912-399-8277.

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

On February 20th and 21st The King and Prince Golf Course was the proud host of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, one of the largest Junior Golf Tours in the country with over 270 events across the nation. Participation on this tour opens the doors to many opportunities for young golfers, including the chance to play on the collegiate level at universities. It was an honor for The King and Prince Golf Course to be a part of this. We are excited to announce that we are in the process of booking for the 2017 event.

Jack Roberts: Boys U10 Champion

Jack Roberts: Boys U10 Champion

Jonathan Griz: Boys 11-13 Champion

Jonathan Griz: Boys 11-13 Champion

Will Spivey: Boys 14-15 Champion

Will Spivey: Boys 14-15 Champion

TJ Nolan: Boys 16-18 Champion

TJ Nolan: Boys 16-18 Champion

Virginia Anne Holmes: Girls U13 Champion

Virginia Anne Holmes: Girls U13 Champion

Julianna Collett: Girls 14-18 Champion

Julianna Collett: Girls 14-18 Champion

Photos courtesy of The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour