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August 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

The Big Photo ShowCOASTAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD’S 11th ANNUAL “BIG PHOTO SHOW”: JUNE 25, 2019 – AUGUST 3, 2019

This is the largest photography exhibit in the region and will feature prints presented by members of the Guild which includes award winning photographers, beginners, serious amateurs. Photographs will be grouped into four categories: (1) Nature; (2) People (including portraits); (3) Landscape; and (4) Open. Prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits Glynn Visual Arts. The Gallery is open Tues. – Sat. 10-5.

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

Anthony Quickle Sculpture

ANTHONY QUICKLE EXHIBIT: JULY 18, 2019 – AUGUST 31, 2019

New paintings and sculptures by Anthony Quickle. Gallery open: Wednesday – Friday, 11 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm or by appointment. Free and open to the public.

SOGLO GALLERY: 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-262-0628 or click here.

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & Library

JOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: RECURRING WEEKLY ON THURSDAY UNTIL AUGUST 29, 2019

John Wesley’s time, trials and tribulations while on St. Simons Island are told with interesting anecdotes and humor by Wesley historian Rev. Dave Hanson.

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & Library: 100 Arthur Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-4050 or click here. 2:00 PM

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: AUGUST 2, 2019

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.

Signature Squares of Brunswick: Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

JUNIOR RANGER DAYS AT HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: AUGUST 3 + 31, 2019

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site’s Junior Ranger program is a great way for kids age 6–12 to have fun and learn more about Georgia’s special natural and historical resources. On select Saturday mornings throughout the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. a ranger will guide participants through sections of Hofwyl’s new Junior Ranger book. Those completing all sections of the book will receive a Junior Ranger badge.

Participants will learn about rice growth at Hofwyl, the ante-bellum plantation house, trees, marshes and many other aspects of our areas natural and cultural heritage. Regular admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth (6 to 17).

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info/reservations, call 912-264-7333 or email bill.giles@dnr.ga.gov.

Rhythm on the River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER | THE VIBE: AUGUST 4, 2019

First Sunday: 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. FREE!

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

5 Flights Up

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | FIVE FLIGHTS UP: AUGUST 7, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Five Flights Up, USA, 2015, directed by Richard Loncraine.  Over one crazy weekend, a long-time married couple, wanting to leave their Brooklyn walkup where they have lived for decades, discover that finding a new apartment in New York City is not about winding down but starting a new adventure.  93 minutes; rated PG13.

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

Literary Guild SeriesLITERARY GUILD MEET THE AUTHOR | LYLE ROEBUCK: AUGUST 7, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Lyle Roebuck and Flannery O’Connor and the Southern Gothic Tradition.  Lyle will talk about the state of southern gothic literature in 2019: Who’s doing it? How does the South remain fertile literary ground? Lyle is a native of St. Simons Island.  He has an MA from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and studied classical languages and literatures at the University of Chicago.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

Minions MovieSUMMER MOVIE SERIES | MINIONS: AUGUST 7, 2019

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 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM. 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, call (912) 554-3810.

Ellen Axson Wilson

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | ANDREW PHILLIPS: AUGUST 8, 2019

On August 8, Andrew Phillips, curator of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia, will kick off the series with a program entitled “Ellen Axson Wilson:  First Georgian in the White House.”  Though she died during her husband’s first term as President, Ellen Wilson was an influential force during his rise to power as president of Princeton University and governor of New Jersey.  Born in Savannah, Wilson grew up in Rome, Georgia, where her father was a Presbyterian minister.  She was a skilled artist, who studied at the Art Students League in New York before her marriage.  Her interests as First Lady were wide ranging, from supporting public welfare to creating the White House Rose Garden.

Phillips received a B.A. in history and Civil War era studies from Gettysburg College and an M.A. in museology from the University of Washington.  He worked in collections at the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle, Washington, and the Fairfax Museum in Virginia prior to becoming curator of the Wilson Presidential Library.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM. $50 For Members. $90 For Non-Members. For more info, click here.

Starry Night Lighthouse Painting

STARRY SSI NIGHT PAINT PARTY: AUGUST 8, 2019

If Van Gogh had ever spent any time in the Golden Isles, we feel sure he wouldn’t mind the little SSI lighthouse addition to his masterpiece. You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out. All you have to do is show up and paint and play. Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive (Take first left after Bailey Boys). 6:00-8:00pm. $35 per person and we provide all art supplies. You are welcome to bring your own wine and snacks with you. Limited spaces available and they fill up fast. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and choose your seat. For more info, call (912) 268-0445, email create@getyourmuseon.com or click here. All art supplies are included. Aprons are not provided so please dress comfortably or bring an apron with you.

Brunswick Actors Theatre

SORDID LIVES: FRIDAYS + SATURDAYS BETWEEN AUGUST 10, 2019 – AUGUST 25, 2019

A black comedy about white trash! The author of Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got the Will?) brings you a comedy that was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas.

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

The Ballad of Shirley Collins

THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS AT THE RITZ THEATRE: AUGUST 11, 2019

The afternoon will begin with a screening of The Ballad of Shirley Collins, the story of one of the greatest British folk singers of the 20th century who mysteriously lost her voice in 1980.  The documentary tells of her seminal road trip around the Deep South alongside her then lover and the preeminent ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax and balances her early life with her later struggle to find her voice and her will to sing again.  After the screening, Mr. Chip Wilson who was taught the songs and inspired by the Georgia Sea Island Singers whose music was “discovered and preserved” by Lomax will speak and perhaps perform a number or two.  Archival clips of Alan Lomax will also be screened and light refreshments, beverages and popcorn will be included in the ticket price.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be immersed in some of the most unique sounds of music and traditional culture.  Tickets are only $20/person in advance; $25/person at the door and proceeds will be split to benefit the two organizations.  Tickets can be purchased at the Ritz Theatre box office Tuesdays-Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or over the phone at (912) 262-6934.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934. 3:00 PM. For more information on Golden Isles Arts & Humanities click here. For more information on the St Simons African American Heritage Coalition, click here or call 912.634.0330.

Village Creek Landing on St. Simons IslandFLY FISHING AT VILLAGE CREEK LANDING: DATES VARY BETWEEN MAY 14, 2019 – AUGUST 13, 2019

2nd Tuesday of each month On the Fly has partnered with Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island to host a monthly Casting Demo/Clinic + Fly Tying Lessons. Casting Demo from 5-6pm from a different fly rod manufacturer each month followed by Fly Tying from 6-8pm inside at Village Creek Landing. Enjoy the view, some brew and professional fly tying instruction from some of our favorite local fly tyers. Learn the local fly patterns that work.

COST: $50/person includes fly tying materials, first drink and use of OTF vises (but, you are encouraged to bring your own tying vises), $4 for each additional drink (beer/wine) via Raffle Ticket purchase for cool fly fishing gear and swag. All proceeds from bar sales go to CCA GA – Coastal Conservation Association Georgia Chapter.

Village Creek Landing: 526 S Harrington Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. For more info, call or click here.

Johnny Mercer

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | GLENN ESKEW: AUGUST 15, 2019

The topic for the August 15 lecture is the life and influence of Savannah native, Johnny Mercer, who moved to New York in 1927 and became a leading figure in the American music scene.  Perhaps best known for the Academy Award-winning song “Moon River,” Mercer wrote lyrics for over a thousand songs, often inspired by his Georgia heritage.  Author and historian Glenn Eskew, Ph.D. will present “Johnny Mercer:  Southern Songwriter for the World.” His lecture is based on his biography of the same name, which received the Malcolm and Muriel Bell Award from the Georgia Historical Society.

A widely published professor of history at Georgia State University and the recipient of numerous awards, Eskew has lectured on southern topics across the United States and in Europe, Asia, and South America. He received his B.A. from Auburn University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM. $50 For Members. $90 For Non-Members. For more info, click here.

Flip Flops Paint Party

FLIP FLOPS PAINT PARTY: AUGUST 15, 2019

It’s the only item you need in your summer shoe wardrobe! You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out. All you have to do is show up and paint and play. Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive (Take first left after Bailey Boys). 6:00-8:00pm. $35 per person and we provide all art supplies. You are welcome to bring your own wine and snacks with you. Limited spaces available and they fill up fast. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and choose your seat. For more info, call (912) 268-0445, email create@getyourmuseon.com or click here. All art supplies are included. Aprons are not provided so please dress comfortably or bring an apron with you.

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GAMOONRISE AT ECHO: AUGUST 15, 2019

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with front row seats as the Full Moon rises up over the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying food + drink specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967 or click here.

St. Simons Island Arts and Crafts Market

END OF SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFT MARKET: AUGUST 17, 2019 – AUGUST 18, 2019

End of Summer Arts & Craft Show Postell Market from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 230-1042 or click here.

Literary Guild SeriesLITERARY GUILD MEET THE AUTHOR | NICK DOMS: AUGUST 20, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island presents Nick Doms and From Millionaires to Commoners: The History of Jekyll Island State Park. When Nick Doms first saw Jekyll Island State Park in October 2014, it was love at first sight. He discovered that the history books ended with the demise of the island as a private retreat for wealthy families in the 1940s, as if there was nothing more to tell after Georgia acquired the land for a state park. The author researched the Jekyll’s story to learn about the people who designed, constructed, and managed the enormous transformation and he tells the fascinating story of the island, sharing facts from history books, primary documents, and untold stories from locals who have lived on the land for several decades. Discover how a private, secluded, and exclusive island came to be a state park with open and affordable access to everyone.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

St. Simons: Surviving Success

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | ST. SIMONS: SURVIVING SUCCESS / CONRACK: AUGUST 21, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents St. Simons: Surviving Success followed by Conrack.  Surviving Success is a short documentary made by George Crain and Lance Lipman, who hope the film will inspire and challenge viewers to become more involved in preserving the island’s charm and character.  Following the documentary, the 1973 film Conrack, directed by Martin Ritt, will be shown. Based on Pat Conroy’s memoir, The Water is Wide, it is about his difficult days as a teacher in the late 60’s on a remote island off the coast of South Carolina.  Conrack was filmed on St. Simons and in Brunswick, using many local residents as extras.  The entire program will last about two hours.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.Roosevelt Family Portrait

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | CLAY JENKINSON: AUGUST 22, 2019

In recognition of our series’ inspiration, the August 22 program will feature a Chautauqua-style living history presentation.  Humanities scholar and a creator of the modern Chautauqua movement, Clay Jenkinson will present “A Beautiful Southern Woman:  Martha Bulloch Roosevelt through the Eyes of Her Son Teddy.”  Jenkinson will portray the character of Theodore Roosevelt and describe the life and influence of the President’s mother, Martha “Mittie” Bulloch of Roswell, Georgia.  Through Mittie, Roosevelt counted the first governor of Georgia, Archibald Bulloch, and other prominent Georgians as his forebears.

A native of North Dakota, Jenkinson is host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Thomas Jefferson Hour and is author of several books on prominent Americans, including A Free and Hardy Life – Theodore Roosevelt’s Sojourn in the American West.  A graduate of the University of Minnesota and a Rhodes Scholar at University of Oxford, Jenkinson is a winner of the National Humanities Medal, and has appeared in three Ken Burns documentaries, including The Roosevelts:  An Intimate History.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM. $50 For Members. $90 For Non-Members. For more info, click here.

Octopus Paint PartyOCTOPUS PAINT PARTY: AUGUST 22, 2019

Embrace the Octopus! Just like his pal, the jellyfish, we’d rather just see them on a canvas. You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out. All you have to do is show up and paint and play. Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive (Take first left after Bailey Boys). 6:00-8:00pm. $35 per person and we provide all art supplies. You are welcome to bring your own wine and snacks with you. Limited spaces available and they fill up fast. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and choose your seat. For more info, call (912) 268-0445, email create@getyourmuseon.com or click here. All art supplies are included. Aprons are not provided so please dress comfortably or bring an apron with you.The DefenderCHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | ETHAN MICHAELI: AUGUST 29, 2019

The series will conclude on August 29 with the lecture entitled “Robert Abbott and the Legendary Newspaper that Changed America.”  A St. Simons Island native, Robert Abbott founded The Chicago Defender in 1905 after moving north. John Sengstacke, Abbott’s Savannah-born nephew and successor as publisher of the newspaper, will also be discussed.  The Defendergrew to have the highest circulation of any African-American owned newspaper in the world. Our speaker, Ethan Michaeli, is author of the critically acclaimed book, The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, which was named a Notable Book of 2016 by The New York Times and the Washington Post.

After earning a degree in English language and literature from the College at the University of Chicago, Michaeli worked as a copy editor and reporter at The Defender in the 1990s.  He founded the Residents’ Journal, a magazine for Chicago public housing tenants, which won numerous national awards and grants.   He currently lectures at the University of Chicago’s Harris Public Policy School and is senior advisor at the Goldin Institute.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM. $50 For Members. $90 For Non-Members. For more info, click here.

Zootopia

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | ZOOTOPIA: AUGUST 29, 2019

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 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM. 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, call (912) 554-3810.

Sounds by the Sea

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: AUGUST 31, 2019

The Blues Factor Band playing high energy music that encompasses more than blues; get ready for classic rock, Motown, funk R&B and all the great hits from the past to the present.

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 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.

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

St. Simons Island Antique Show

SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: AUGUST 31, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

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!

532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. FREE. For more info, click here. All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Live Music on St. Simons IslandLIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

Enjoy live music at ECHO most Thursdays – Saturdays. The line up changes weekly so be sure to visit the event calendar at The King and Prince events for details.

*It’s worth noting that ECHO also has Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm; 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Prime Rib DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: EVERY FRIDAY

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 BrunchSUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: EVERY SUNDAY

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 – 11:30 am 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. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

 

 

July 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Motte Thomas

LYRICAL ABSTRACTION: MAY 25, 2019 – JULY 6, 2019

New paintings and drawings by Motte Thomas. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm or by appointment.

SOGLO GALLERY: 1413 Newcastle Street. Brunswick GA 31520. For more info, click here or call 912-262-0628.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: JULY 3, 2019 – JULY 6, 2019

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation as Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site offers Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. Walk beneath centuries-old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As you stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked there, 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. 7/3/2019, 7/5/2019, 7/6/2019, 7/12/2019, 7/20/2019

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333, email bill.giles@dnr.ga.gov, or click here. From: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. $15.

The Big Photo Show

COASTAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD’S 11th ANNUAL “BIG PHOTO SHOW”: JUNE 25, 2019 – AUGUST 3, 2019

The opening reception for the show is Thursday, June 27 from 5:00-7:00PM at Glynn Visual Arts (GVA). Guests at the reception can vote for their favorite photos in the “People’s Choice” category. The award presentation will be at 6:15PM. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit is free, and the public is welcome.

This is the largest photography exhibit in the region and will feature prints presented by members of the Guild which includes award winning photographers, beginners, serious amateurs. Photographs will be grouped into four categories: (1) Nature; (2) People (including portraits); (3) Landscape; and (4) Open. Prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits Glynn Visual Arts. The Gallery is open Tues. – Sat. 10-5.

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

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & Library

JOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: RECURRING WEEKLY ON THURSDAY UNTIL AUGUST 29, 2019

John Wesley’s time, trials and tribulations while on St. Simons Island are told with interesting anecdotes and humor by Wesley historian Rev. Dave Hanson.

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & Library: 100 Arthur Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-4050 or click here. 2:00 PM

Jaws

FLASHBACK CINEMA | JAWS: DATES VARY BETWEEN JUNE 30, 2019 – JULY 3, 2019

Georgia Theatre Company presents Flashback Cinemas. Jaws will be screened June 30 and July 3.

Island Cinema 7: 44 Cinema Ln, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

MOMMY MONDAY: JULY 1, 2019

Monday is for the mommies. We’re here to support you with a cup of coffee, a craft & story for the kids, and a place to socialize with other moms. The Tinted Tide will host Mommy Monday starting at 11 AM on March 25th, and you are invited to join us! This is a low-cost event at only $15 per family (1 adult, 1-2 kids). Coffee for moms & crafts for the kids are fully provided (all ages welcome). Wear your comfiest yoga pants and put that hair up in a messy bun, because this one’s for you!

To book for one family, you can sign up below. Each reservation pays for mom, and 1-2 kids to participate. Call to book for more than 2 kids!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here.

OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY: JULY 4, 2019

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. (ends at 9:30 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.

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

SUNSHINE FESTIVAL (5k, shopping, fireworks, music + more): JULY 4, 2019 – JULY 7, 2019

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, click here.

The golf cart parade will begin at 2:30pm – Mallery Park.

Enjoy the sounds of the Traveling Riverside Band from 6 pm – 9 pm and 9:30 pm – 10:15 pm

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.

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

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: JULY 5, 2019

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.

Signature Squares of Brunswick: Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

Junior Ranger programJUNIOR RANGER DAYS AT HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: JULY 6, 2019

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site’s Junior Ranger program is a great way for kids age 6–12 to have fun and learn more about Georgia’s special natural and historical resources. On select Saturday mornings throughout the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. a ranger will guide participants through sections of Hofwyl’s new Junior Ranger book. Those completing all sections of the book will receive a Junior Ranger badge.

Participants will learn about rice growth at Hofwyl, the ante-bellum plantation house, trees, marshes and many other aspects of our areas natural and cultural heritage. Regular admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth (6 to 17).

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info/reservations, call 912-264-7333 or email bill.giles@dnr.ga.gov.

The SandlotFLASHBACK CINEMA | THE SANDLOT: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 7, 2019 – JULY 10, 2019

Georgia Theatre Company presents Flashback Cinemas. The Sandlot will be screened July 7 and 10.

Island Cinema 7: 44 Cinema Ln, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Mary Ross Waterfront ParkRHYTHM ON THE RIVER | BEAU AND THE BURNERS: JULY 7, 2019

First Sunday: 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. FREE!

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

Village Creek LandingFLY FISHING AT VILLAGE CREEK LANDING: JULY 9, 2019

2nd Tuesday of each month On the Fly has partnered with Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island to host a monthly Casting Demo/Clinic + Fly Tying Lessons. Casting Demo from 5-6pm from a different fly rod manufacturer each month followed by Fly Tying from 6-8pm inside at Village Creek Landing. Enjoy the view, some brew and professional fly tying instruction from some of our favorite local fly tyers. Learn the local fly patterns that work.

COST: $50/person includes fly tying materials, first drink and use of OTF vises (but, you are encouraged to bring your own tying vises), $4 for each additional drink (beer/wine) via Raffle Ticket purchase for cool fly fishing gear and swag. All proceeds from bar sales go to CCA GA – Coastal Conservation Association Georgia Chapter.

Village Creek Landing: 526 S Harrington Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. For more info, call or click here.

The Grinch

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | THE GRINCH: JULY 10, 2019

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 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM. 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, call (912) 554-3810.

Becoming Astrid

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BECOMING ASTRID: JULY 12, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Becoming Astrid, Sweden/Denmark, 2018, directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen. This fascinating bio-picture centers on the creative and unconventional Swedish children’s book writer Astrid Lindgren, who wrote Pippi Longstocking.  This film about an exemplary woman, made by women, is as much a pleasure as it is a lesson.  Not rated; in Swedish and Danish with English subtitles; 120 minutes.

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

Cerama-Glass ClassCERAMA-GLASS CLASS: JULY 13, 2019

This cerama-glass class is the first of it’s kind! It yields gorgeous results in a unique bowl that you can keep or gift. This nature inspired piece consists of a handmade ceramic bowl that you will paint in the studio, then decorate with a layer of our fused glass. The glass melts into a crackling design to create a gorgeous, shimmering surface at the bottom of the bowl. This organic-ware bowl is approximately the size of a cereal bowl. Each bowl that you make will be created from your own color choice of glass and glaze, to fit your space just right! The cost is $32 per reservation.

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM.

Little Light Music Concert SeriesA LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD: JULY 14, 2019

The Funk Brotherhood from Athens, GA will be performing. From the horn-driven hits of Kool & the Gang, to the chart-topping vocals of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, The Funk Brotherhood does not disappoint with its high-energy performance. Comprised of up to 9 dynamic musicians – all veteran performers with years of live performance skill – The Funk Brotherhood features a groove-inspiring rhythm section comprised of drums, bass, guitar and keys. Add to this a 3 piece horn section along with tight vocal harmonies and you’ve got the perfect blend to deliver hit after hit and keep your guests up and moving to the beat all night long.

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 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, call (912) 634-7099 or click here. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Jurassic ParkFLASHBACK CINEMA | JURASSIC PARK: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 14, 2019 – JULY 17, 2019

Georgia Theatre Company presents Flashback Cinemas. Jurassic Park will be screened July 14 and 17.

Island Cinema 7: 44 Cinema Ln, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GAMOONRISE AT ECHO: JULY 16, 2019

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with front row seats as the Full Moon rises up over the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying food + drink specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967 or click here.

Anthony QuickleANTHONY QUICKLE EXHIBIT: JULY 18, 2019 – AUGUST 31, 2019

New paintings and sculptures by Anthony Quickle. Gallery open: Wednesday – Friday, 11 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm or by appointment. Free and open to the public.

SOGLO GALLERY: 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-262-0628 or click here.

Christmas in JulyCHRISTMAS IN JULY AT THE TINTED TIDE: JULY 20, 2019

Pottery studios around the country are hosting another fabulous year of Christmas in July, and so are we! Why is this event so popular? Because the last half of Summer leaves you itching for cool indoor activities, AND you get into the spirit of Christmas without the obligations the holiday season brings!

Christmas in July also brings some of the BEST deals to town! Our light-up ceramics are all marked down and there are tons to choose from. Personalize one and then pass it down for generations to come! All light up ceramics must be pre-ordered, and include light kit & bulbs. Visit our website to pre-order yours today (including our most popular truck with light up tree)! There will be other Christmas options available for the kids to paint, as well as a clay impression station. No need to wait for the holidays to capture those sweet baby toes!

-Complimentary SNACKS & DRINKS will be provided (because what’s a Christmas party without those?!)- All ages are welcome!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM.

Fused Glass Lantern ClassFUSED GLASS LANTERN CLASS: JULY 20, 2019

At this class you’ll get to create a unique lantern panel by personalizing it with fused glass. As always, our glass classes are instructed to provide you with the steps necessary for your design to come to life! The only thing you’ll need to bring is your imagination (along with food and beverages if you’d like). As a bonus feature, the panels are interchangeable for different seasons and occasions. Once you’ve attended a class you can return and create more panels for your lantern!

The cost is $48 for a lantern and one decorated panel. You can purchase additional panels in advance or the studio for $15 each.

The MatrixFLASHBACK CINEMA | THE MATRIX: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 21, 2019 – JULY 24, 2019

Georgia Theatre Company presents Flashback Cinemas. The Matrix will be screened July 21 and 24.

Island Cinema 7: 44 Cinema Ln, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Oyster Plate Clay Class

OYSTER PLATE CLAY CLASS: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 25, 2019 – JULY 27, 2019

Back by popular demand! Create a dinner size oyster plates from scratch, and you can return to paint them at your own convenience after they’ve been fired. As always, they are customizable to fit your style! Completely food safe- they beauties will add a useful treasure to your collection.

The cost is $35 per person, and all painting & supplies are included. Choose from 2 dates: Thursday Night July 25th @ 6PM or Saturday Morning July 27th @ 11 AM. You must pre-register to attend!

This is an adult class- kiddos can check out the summer camps/ workshops for age appropriate clay projects!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM.

Back to the FutureFLASHBACK CINEMA | BACK TO THE FUTURE: DATES VARY BETWEEN JULY 28, 2019 – JULY 31, 2019

Island Cinema 7: 44 Cinema Ln, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.


Andrew LawlerLITERARY GUILD MEET THE AUTHOR | ANDREW LAWLER: 
JULY 29, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Andrew Lawler and The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke.  He visits to talk about his book, which is a sweeping account of a 400-year-old mystery, the archeologists racing to unearth the answer and what the Lost Colony reveals about America from colonial days to today. Books will be sold by GJFord Bookshop.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

Ralph Breaks the InternetSUMMER MOVIE SERIES | RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: JULY 31, 2019

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 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM. 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, call (912) 554-3810.

Live Music on St. Simons IslandLIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

Enjoy live music at ECHO most Thursdays – Saturdays. The line up changes weekly so be sure to visit the event calendar at The King and Prince events for details.

*It’s worth noting that ECHO also has Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm; 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Prime Rib DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: EVERY FRIDAY

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 BrunchSUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: EVERY SUNDAY

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 – 11:30 am 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. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

 

 

May 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Literary Guild of St. Simons Island - Leave No Trace

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | LEAVE NO TRACE: MAY 1, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Leave No Trace, USA, 2018, directed by Debra Granik. Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. 109 minutes; rated PG13.

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

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum and Library on St. Simons

JOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019

John Wesley’s time, trials and tribulations while on St. Simons Island are told with interesting anecdotes and humor by Wesley historian Rev. Dave Hanson. Recurring weekly on Thursdays at 2:00 P.M.

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & Library: 100 Arthur Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912)638-4050 or click here.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: MAY 3, 2019

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

Newcastle Street Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

Meet the Author

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS C.H. HOOKS: MAY 3, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents C.H. Hooks and Alligator Zoo-Park Magic. C.H. has an M.F.A. from the University of Tampa and is a lecturer at the College of Coastal Georgia. Alligator Zoo-Park Magic is his first book, and it has been praised as “a new spin on the mystical, mythical South.”

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

One Slight Hitch - The Island Players

THE ISLAND PLAYERS PRESENTS ONE SLIGHT HITCH: DATES VARY BETWEEN MAY 3, 2019 – MAY 19, 2019

Performances May 3-5, 10-12,17-19. Fri – Sat 7:30PM Sun Matinee 3PM.
Director – Pam Taylor. Producer – Robin McMillan.

It’s Courtney’s wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom, although somewhat stuffy, is perfect; the dress is perfect; and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, as in any good comedy, the doorbell rings and everything changes. Enter a former, free-wheeling boyfriend and hysterical chaos reigns. But… all’s well that ends well, and a sweet, unexpected solution to wedding wildness closes the show.

The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912)638-0338 or click here.

Beer Fest

BEER FEST: MAY 4, 2019

Live music, food, and craft beer, will be enjoyed by all who attend. Don’t miss this awesome event featuring The Young Americans, Squirt Gun, The Vibe and Traveling Riverside Band!

Coastal Kitchen: 102 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 12pm.

Frederica Academy Derby Day

FREDERICA ACADEMY DERBY DAY: MAY 4, 2019

Watch the most exciting two minutes in sports with your friends in the spectacular setting of Sea Island’s Retreat Clubhouse at Frederica Academy’s 18th annual Derby Day.

This year’s Co-Chairs, Jenny and Paul Thompson and Elizabeth and Zach Powell are hard at work with school staff, students, and volunteers to pull off another amazing event. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. While the “piece de resistance” is the simulcast of the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the fun doesn’t stop there! Beloved local party band Mason Waters and the Groove Allstars will set the tone when you arrive and will get you on the dance floor after the race and live auction have concluded. When the last strains of the music fade away, you’ll be left wondering where the time went and won’t want the night to end.

Tickets for Derby Day are $125 per person and include all food and beverages. The generous support you provide by becoming a Derby Day sponsor, attending the event, purchasing raffle tickets, and bidding on a wide array of silent and live auction items helps the school to continue serving students as the premier independent school between Jacksonville and Savannah.

Sea Island Golf Club: 100 Retreat Road , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:00 PM To 9:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here, or contact Brad Hutcherson at bradhutcherson@fredericaacademy.org.

Cinco De Mayo Party at the Hop Soul in Brunswick

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY: MAY 5, 2019

Join the brewery for a Cinco de Mayo party done the Hop Soul way! There will be live music by Susan Morrison, beer cheese nachos and spicy chorizo pizza! Oh, and for the beer, they’ll be releasing 2 new beers just for this event. You don’t want to miss!

Hop Soul Brewery: 271 Warren Mason Blvd, Brunswick, GA 31520. 4:00 PM. For more details click here.

Golden Isles Youth Orchestra

GOLDEN ISLES YOUTH ORCHESTRA LATIN TAPAS: MAY 5, 2019

Join the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra for their Spring Concert featuring a little Latin flair. Tangos, Bolero, West Side Story & more.

Glynn Academy Auditorium: 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520. 4:00 PM To 5:00 PM. For more info, email jandbsullivan1@gmail.com.

Rhythm on the River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER | FREE SPIRITS ORCHESTRA: MAY 5, 2019

First Sunday, 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. FREE!

Bugs and Brew at On the Fly Outfitters

BUGS & BREWS ON THE FLY OUTFITTERS: DATES VARY BETWEEN MAY 6, 2019 – JUNE 17, 2019

On the Fly will host a FREE community fly tying event called “Bugs + Brew” OPEN Fly Tying Night at On The Fly Outfitters. Bring your own fly tying vises and materials (shop will be open to purchase material at the event), they will provide the beer!

Please note: There are limited spots available for each event, so RSVP at the fly shop before they are filled up. 1st and 3rd Monday of each month (Starting on May 6th and May 20th). For more info, click here. On The Fly Outfitters: 1501 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 5:00 PM To 7:30 PM.

Moxie Craft Fest in Downtown Brunswick

MOXIE CRAFT FEST: MAY 10, 2019

Join Moxie for another fun, modern handmade night market on May 10th down at beautiful Old City Hall in downtown Brunswick, GA! They’ll have food trucks, live music, and of course the usual diverse group of awesome handmade makers. Bring the whole fam (your pup, too) and enjoy the sweet community for a night of fun and supporting local artists. See you there!

1229 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA 31520. 5:00 PM To 10:00 PM. For more info, click here or email moxiecraftfest@gmail.com.

MAYFAIR FESTIVAL | ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE FLEET: MAY 11, 2019

Experience the 81st Blessing of the Fleet in downtown Brunswick, featuring fresh seafood, water sports, arts entertainment and more for the whole family at the Mayfair Festival! 

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here. 10:00 AM To 6:00 PM

Mayfair Festival, Georgia

MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND ARTS & CRAFT MARKET: MAY 11, 2019 – MAY 12, 2019

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

Show is from 10:00-5:00pm on all days. Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-0628, email artdowntown@comcast.net, or click here.

Porch St. Simons Island and the Pine Box Dwellers

PORCH SSI AND THE PINE BOX DWELLERS AT VILLAGE CREEK: MAY 11, 2019

Join Village Creek Landing for a night of live music with The Pine Box Dwellers and amazing food from the brand new Porch SSI food truck! Cash bar also available.

Tickets are $12 include entrance to the venue, live music, sodas, water, and an event koozie. Doors open at 6:30 PM with The Pine Box Dwellers playing LIVE from 7:00 PM To 11:00 PM. Village Creek Landing: 526 South Harrington Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

Mothers Day Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: MAY 12, 2019

Adults $72; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.

Sunday Brunch beverage options available from 11:30am-3:00pm. Reservations Required. Please click here to view the menu. ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 11:00 AM To 3:00 PM.

Fly Fishing at Village Creek Landing, Georgia

FLY FISHING AT VILLAGE CREEK LANDING: DATES VARY BETWEEN MAY 14, 2019 – AUGUST 13, 2019

On the Fly has partnered with Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island to host a monthly Casting Demo/Clinic + Fly Tying Lessons. Casting Demo from 5:00 PM To 6:00 PM from a different fly rod manufacturer each month followed by Fly Tying from 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM inside at Village Creek Landing. Enjoy the view, some brew and professional fly tying instruction from some of our favorite local fly tyers. Learn the local fly patterns that work.

COST: $50/person includes fly tying materials, first drink and use of OTF vises (but, you are encouraged to bring your own tying vises), $4 for each additional drink (beer/wine) via Raffle Ticket purchase for cool fly fishing gear and swag. All proceeds from bar sales go to CCA GA – Coastal Conservation Association Georgia Chapter. 2nd Tuesday of each month (Starting on May 14th).

Village Creek Landing: 526 S Harrington Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. For more info, click here.

Meet the Author

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS NANCY BLANTON: MAY 14, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Nancy Blanton and The Earl in Black Armor. This is a relentless story of loyalty, honor and betrayal in the Stuart era prior to the great Irish Rebellion of 1641. Her books celebrate her love of history and her Irish and English heritage.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

Literary Guild of St. Simons Island - BlackkKlansman

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BLACKKKLANSMAN: MAY 15, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents an encore presentation of BlacKkKlansman, USA, 2018, directed by Spike Lee. Based on a true story, this film illustrates the absurdity and danger of the 1970’s civil rights movement when Ron Stallworth becomes the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. 135 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.

Stories of St. Simons Island

STORIES OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND: MAY 18, 2019

A program of digital stories focused on the African American cemeteries on St Simons Island and based on interviews conducted by Mercer University Students in collaboration with the St Simons African American Heritage Coalition.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin.

The Harrington School: 275 S. Harrington Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info call (912)634-0330. 4:00 PM.

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GA

MOONRISE AT ECHO: MAY 18, 2019

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Consistently voted by Elegant Island Living readers as the “Restaurant with the Best View”, ECHO boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967 or click here.

Little Light Music Concert Series

A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING THE TAMS: MAY 19, 2019

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

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 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, call (912)634-7099 or click here. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM.

Kathleen Stamps Horse Clinic

KATHLEEN STAMPS CLINIC: MAY 25, 2019 – MAY 26, 2019

Kathleen Stamps has been a USEF “R” judge for over 10 years and is licensed in hunters, equitation, jumpers, and hunter breeding.  Based out of Oxford, Georgia, she has judged competitions from the local level to AA-rated shows, including Sport Horse Nationals, NCEA, IHSA, and IEA competitions.

Stalls are available with advanced reservation. School horses may be reserved on a limited basis. Registration forms can be found on our website. Format will include an emphasis on equitation. 2 hour sessions, $250/participant.

The Stables At Frederica: 150 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-434-4760 or click here.

Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens Tonight

MARK TWAIN AND MR. CLEMENS, TONIGHT!: DATES VARY BETWEEN MAY 25, 2019 – MAY 26, 2019

Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens, Tonight! presents to the audience the pleasure of seeing the man and the myth, by portraying Mark Twain and Samuel L. Clemens on stage at the same time. This performance is the most entertaining Mark Twain show touring the country today. It is smart and imaginative, presenting the audience the rare opportunity for participation by singing along to the music of Clemens time period, while enjoying Twain’s hilarious tall tales and witty humor. It is an intriguing approach to this American literary icon and a wonderful evening of theatre!

May 25 at 8 pm & May 26 at 3 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online. Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-0628 or click here.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: MAY 25, 2019 – MAY 26, 2019

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

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here. All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Sounds by the Sea in the Golden Isles

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: MAY 26, 2019

On Sunday, May 26, Motown and More with the Sam Rodriguez Band will have concert-goers dancing on the lawn of beautiful Neptune Park with their infectious Motown and Soul era music with a repertoire that includes hits from Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more!

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 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.

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

TAPS AT TWILIGHT: May 27, 2019

Taps at Twilight will be celebrated Monday, May 27, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. in St. Simons Island’s Pier Village at Neptune Park Bandstand. The 28th annual event is a Memorial Day Concert and Tribute arranged by the St. Simons Rotary Club to honor the men and women who have fallen in the service of our country, those who have valiantly served and returned, and those who are serving today.

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

Meet the Author

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS MARY KAY ANDREWS: MAY 28, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Mary Kay Andrews and Sunset Beach. Mary Kay is the bestselling author of over 24 novels and is a New York Times best-selling author.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

Literary Guild of St. Simons - The Bookshop

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE BOOKSHOP: MAY 29, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Bookshop, UK, 2017, directed by Isabel Coixet. In 1959 England, free-spirited widow Florence Green follows her lifelong dream by opening a bookshop in a conservative coastal town. While bringing about a cultural awakening, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame and the support of a reclusive, book-loving widower. 110 minutes; rated PG.

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.

Live Music at ECHO Restaurant

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

Enjoy live music at ECHO most Thursdays – Saturdays. The line up changes weekly so be sure to visit the event calendar at The King and Prince events for details.

*It’s worth noting that ECHO also has Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm; 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO St. Simons

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 at ECHO Restaurant

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 – 11:30 am 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. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

April 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY THROUGH APRIL 27, 2019

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. Each Friday night in October, 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. From: 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM. $15For more info, call (912) 264-7333, email bill.giles@dnr.ga.gov, or click here.

St. Simons Art Crawl

ART CRAWL: APRIL 4, 2019

Saint Simons Island spring Art Crawl. Five galleries will be open until 7 with wine and food. Galleries include Wallin Gallery, Anderson Gallery, Island Art Gallery, Glynn Visual Art, and Arttrends Gallery.

Art Trends Gallery: 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-4761 or email info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz.

Annual International Festival Cooking

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: APRIL 5, 2019

The Annual International Festival: One World, Many Faces Celebrate the diverse cultures that call the Golden Isles home through art, music, food, cultural displays, and activities for kids. There will be a Global Food Bazaar, a Marketplace of artisan wares, a varied lineup of musical entertainment, a CultureEXPO, a KidFest area, and more. This annual event takes place at the College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick Campus from 2:00 – 7:00pm on Friday, April 5th is free and open to the public.

College Of Coastal Georgia: 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 634-1367.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: APRIL 5, 2019

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

Newcastle Street Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

Hofwl-Broadfield Planation

10TH ANNUAL HOFWYL-BROADFIELD EASTER EGG HUNT: APRIL 6, 2019

Join us at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation on April 6th for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event lasts from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 3,000 toy filled eggs in three hunt areas for kids aged 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10. Special guest, “The Easter Bunny” will be on-hand throughout.

Other activities include: prizes, refreshments, bubble machine and wands, egg decorating and other arts and crafts. There will also be games like egg toss, 3 legged race, pin the tail on the bunny, face painting and many others. Also on hand will be the Imagination Playground, interactive, transformable giant building blocks that kids can use to create their own play space.

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

Art in the Park

ART IN THE PARK: APRIL 6, 2019 – APRIL 7, 2019

Spring arrives with artistic flair this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 26th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Festival. Both days are
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8770, email festivals@glynnvisualarts.org, or click here.

The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island

GOLDEN ISLES BIKE TOUR: APRIL 7, 2019 – APRIL 12, 2019

Few regions in the United States pack in as much culture, history, and natural beauty as the Golden Isles of Georgia. This fantastic part of the Georgia coast should not be rushed through by car. Rather it is best explored on bicycle, allowing you ample time to savor the unique southern hospitality, reflect upon their 300 years of fascinating history, and explore the myriad of wild beaches, barrier islands, and famous marshlands. After all, this trip should not be hurried, but enjoyed in a slow and gracious Southern style.

This six-day tour starts in Savannah, GA (one night), and travels south to visit St. Simons Island (two nights) and Jekyll Island (two nights). For more info, call (802) 777-2009 or click here.

Supper on The Farm at Gillard Farms

SUPPER AT THE FARM: APRIL 7, 2019

Join for an unforgettable Southern Supper at Gilliard Farms led by CheFarmer Matthew and chefs Carla Hall, Todd Richards, Virginia Willis.

The Supper will be from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and feature vegetables from their farm, Georgia grown meats, & handcrafted drinks from Sage’s Larder.
The table will be set and bread broken under the Oak trees covered in Spanish moss. You don’t want to miss this Supper On The Farm.

Gilliard Farms: Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, email eat@farmerandlarder.com or click here.

Coastal Symphony of Georgia Music

AMERICAN SOUNDS: APRIL 8, 2019

The mission of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia is to engage, enrich, and inspire our community through artistically vibrant musical performances. On April 8, Musical Director and Conductor, Michelle Merrill, will present a program of American Sounds as a resounding affirmation of the various musical delights offered in her inaugural season.

World class violinist, Sarah Crocker Vonsattel, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will perform Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. The program also highlights music of American icons, Copland and Bernstein.

Brunswick High School Auditorium: 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31522. For more info, call 912.634.2006 or click here. The performance is 8:00 pm and individual tickets are $40.

Nao Santa Maria at Downtown Brunswick, Georgia

NAO SANTA MARIA: APRIL 9, 2019 – APRIL 15, 2019

The Nao Santa Maria will be sailing into downtown Brunswick, Georgia on April 8th and will be docking until April 15th. The ship and her crew will be open to the public starting April 9th.

The Nao Santa Maria will be offering guided deck tour on the ships five decks. You will find informative information panels and displays that will let you what it was like to sail aboard the Santa Maria over 500 years ago.

Brunswick Landing Marina: 1701 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31525.

Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series - About Elly

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | ABOUT ELLY: APRIL 10, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents About Elly, Iran, 2009, directed by Asghar Farhadi.

Elly, a young school teacher, goes on a weekend vacation with a group of 30-something professional couples from Tehran. Her mysterious disappearance sets in motion a series of deceptions and revelations that threaten to shatter everything they hold dear. In Persian with English subtitles; 120 minutes; not rated.

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.

Cinema Gourmet St. Simons

CINEMA GOURMET | THE PRINCESS BRIDE: APRIL 11, 2019

Fueled by a love for classic movies and great food, Cinema Gourmet audiences have grown tremendously over the last several years. Because of the limited number of seats available for the food, talk and movie, audience members must purchase their tickets early.

The deadline for buying tickets for The Princess Bride is midnight on Monday, April 8th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased securely online here. Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Josh Wilson at the Golden Isles

JOSH WILSON LIVE!: APRIL 12, 2019

WAY Radio is excited to bring Josh Wilson to the Golden Isles for the WAY Radio Spring Banquet Fundraiser and Spring Concert. The banquet is Thursday, April 11th at the Hanger on St. Simons Island, tickets $100.00 and the concert is Friday, April 12th at Northside Baptist Church, Brunswick, tickets $7.00 in advance and $10 at the door.

Northside Baptist Church: 935 Chapel Crossing Rd, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, click here.

Brunswick Shrine Club Spring Bazaar

BRUNSWICK SHRINE CLUB SPRING BAZAAR: APRIL 13, 2019

Jewelry – Specialty gifts – Woodwork
Needlework – Photography – Art
Bake Sale – Food – Raffles

Air conditioned shopping; wheelchair accessible; the bazaar is 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All Shrine Club proceeds benefit the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Squares Along Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, email upthecreekmolnar@att.net.

18th ANNUAL A TASTE OF GLYNN: APRIL 14, 2019

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

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

The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island

GOLDEN ISLES BIKE TOUR: APRIL 14, 2019 – APRIL 19, 2019

Few regions in the United States pack in as much culture, history, and natural beauty as the Golden Isles of Georgia. This fantastic part of the Georgia coast should not be rushed through by car. Rather it is best explored on bicycle, allowing you ample time to savor the unique southern hospitality, reflect upon their 300 years of fascinating history, and explore the myriad of wild beaches, barrier islands, and famous marshlands. After all, this trip should not be hurried, but enjoyed in a slow and gracious Southern style.

This six-day tour starts in Savannah, GA (one night), and travels south to visit St. Simons Island (two nights) and Jekyll Island (two nights). For more info, call (802) 777-2009 or click here.

Golden Isles Penguin Project - Penguin Bash

PENGUIN BISTRO BASH!: APRIL 14, 2019

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and The Driftwood Bistro invite you to support The Golden Isles Penguin Project at the upcoming Penguin Bistro Bash! scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Driftwood Bistro on Jekyll Island.

The Golden Isles Penguin Project is a musical theatre production that casts children and young adults ages 10 -25 with disabilities in all roles. The Penguin Project also utilizes a “peer mentor” system, linking each young artist with an age level peer who does not have a disability. The peer-mentors work side-by-side with their partners, assisting them throughout the entire rehearsal process and on stage. They participate in the group production numbers, but are trained to remain “in the background” and provide direct assistance to their partner only as needed.

Attendees to the Penguin Bistro Bash! will be treated to a delicious Low Country Boil with dessert, a cash bar, and a sneak preview of Shrek, The Musical JR performed by cast members of the Golden Isles Penguin Project. There will also be some great silent auction items to bid on including a one-night stay at the Westin Hotel on Jekyll Island. Tickets are only $50/person and proceeds from the event will support the upcoming production of Shrek, The Musical JR which will take the Ritz Theatre stage June 14- 16, 2019.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is the sponsoring organization and launched the program in 2017. The first two productions, Annie, Jr and Disney’s Peter Pan Jr were wonderfully successful playing to sold out audiences. Founded by Dr. Andrew Morgan, a developmental pediatrician in Peoria, Illinois, The Penguin Project strives to demonstrate that individuals with special needs are fully capable of participating in community activities with the same dedication and enthusiasm as others, if given opportunity and support.

The Driftwood Bistro: 1175 Beach View Dr, Jekyll Island, GA. For more info, call (912) 262-6934, email info@goldenislesarts.org, or click here.

St. Simons Literary Guild - National Poetry Month

LITERARY GUILD | POETRY READING: APRIL 18, 2019

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, The Literary Guild and Starbucks Coffee are sponsoring a poetry read from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. You can read your own poem or a favorite published poem (limited to no more than five minutes). Light snacks will be provided by Starbucks. No registration is necessary for this event.

Starbucks: 2209 Demere Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

100 Miles of Coastal Georgia

NATURALIST 101: APRIL 18, 2019

Shorebirds of Coastal Georgia Lecture with Dr. Abby Sterling at 7:00 PM and is a part of the 100 Miles’ program, Naturalist 101:Master your coastal Georgia knowledge.

The education programs are designed to help coastal residents and enthusiasts build an encyclopedia of knowledge about Georgia’s coastal habitats and wildlife. Through our hands-on Naturalist 101 series, participants will increase their understanding of local conservation issues and find opportunities to take action to protect our 100-mile coast. Browse the programs and explore the coast with 100 Miles!

100 Miles: 1312 Newcastle St., 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 264-4111 or click here.

Privateer Lynx Tall Ship coming to Brunswick, Georgia

EXPLORE THE TALL SHIP LYNX: APRIL 19, 2019 – APRIL 29, 2019

On April 17th the Privateer Lynx Tall Ship will be sailing into Brunswick, Georgia.

Privateer Lynx is a replica of an 1812 privateer with the same name. The ship is out of Nantucket Mass. that is owned and operated by the Lynx Educational Foundation. Tall Ship Lynx is a well respected and famous Top Sail Schooner Tall Ship. The Lynx mission is to teach the youth about maritime history during the 1812 war when was fighting for our independence and for fair trade. The Lynx will be docked at the Brunswick Landing Marina April 17th until April 24th and will move to the St. Simons Island Fishing Pier until April 29th.

The ship will be open to the public offering Free dockside Deck Tours, along with offering their award-winning educational programs to schools and youth groups. The lynx and crew is also offering daily public sailing which is a public 2 1/2 interactive sailin aboard the historical Privateer Lynx, Tickets for the public sailing are now available at the link below.

St Marys Tall Ship Alliance is a Georgia Nonprofit organization that promotes and preserves the history of Tall Ship and the Maritime history of Georgia along with recruiting them to visit the Coast of Georgia. 

Brunswick Landing Marina: 1701 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, including tickets, click here.

Puzzle - The Literary Guild of St. Simons

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PUZZLE: APRIL 19, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Puzzle, USA, 2018, directed by Marc Turtletaub. Agnes (Kelly McDonald), taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles, which unexpectedly draws her into a new world where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined. 103 minutes; rated R.

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

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GA

MOONRISE AT ECHO: APRIL 19, 2019

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Consistently voted by Elegant Island Living readers as the “Restaurant with the Best View”, ECHO boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967 or click here.

Easter Sunday Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

EASTER BRUNCH: APRIL 21, 2019

Easter Sunday Brunch is 11:00am-3:00pm with beverage options available at 11:30am. Reservations Required. Please click here to view the menu. Adults $72; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967.

Cassina's Annual Garden Walk

CASSINA’S ANNUAL GARDEN WALK: APRIL 27, 2019

Attendees will enjoy an unforgettable day of floral and fauna as they explore seven (7) private gardens on beautiful Saint Simons Island, Georgia. From quaint bungalows to beach cottages and stately mansions, every garden in this self-guided tour tells the story of the homeowners and their love of nature.

Also visit the Hamilton Plantation Tabby Cabins located at Gascoigne Bluff for a festive Marketplace featuring local vendors and artisans, Cassina Garden Club’s Plant Sale, food trucks, and tours of the recently restored cabins and gardens. Proceeds from this event help with the preservation of Cassina’s historic Hamilton Plantation Tabby Cabins on Gascoigne Bluff.

Cassina Garden Club Slave Cabins: 1195 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM; tickets are $30 (in advance) or $35 (the day of the event). For more info, call (912) 638-9808, email lcarlton@bellsouth.net, or click here.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: APRIL 27, 2019 – APRIL 28, 2019

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

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here. All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Golden Isles Food Truck Festival

GOLDEN ISLES FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL #3: APRIL 28, 2019

The festival will be held at Gascoigne Bluff with free general admission (all food is purchased by the consumer). In addition to food trucks, you can expect:

  • FREE Yoga In The Park
  • Dj/live music
  • Family friendly with kids activities
  • Pet friendly with watering stations

Gascoigne Bluff: 1000 Arthur J Moore Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

Classic Nashville Roadshow 2

CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW 2: APRIL 28, 2019

Join for a glittering gallivant through country music history when the Classic Nashville Roadshow 2: The Sequined Sequel takes the Ritz Theatre stage on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3 pm.

Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Advance tickets for nonmembers are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors (age 65 and up). Price increases $5 if tickets are purchased the day of the show. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, including tickets, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

100 Miles Coastal Georgia

NATURALIST 101 | FIELD TRIP: APRIL 28, 2019

The Guided Shorebird Ecology Field Trip will be from 3:00 PM To 5:00 PM and is a part of the Naturalist 101:Master your coastal Georgia knowledge.

The education programs are designed to help coastal residents and enthusiasts build an encyclopedia of knowledge about Georgia’s coastal habitats and wildlife. Through the hands-on Naturalist 101 series, participants will increase their understanding of local conservation issues and find opportunities to take action to protect our 100-mile coast. Browse their programs and explore the coast with 100 Miles!

The field trip will take place on Jekyll Island. For more info, call (912) 264-4111 or click here.

Live Music at ECHO St. Simons

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

Enjoy live music at ECHO most Thursdays – Saturdays. The line up changes weekly so be sure to visit the event calendar at The King and Prince events for details.

*It’s worth noting that ECHO also has Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm; 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO St. SImons

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 at ECHO St. Simons

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 – 11:30 am 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. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

February 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Syd Summerhill SculptureGLYNN VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT: JANUARY 2, 2019 – FEBRUARY 16, 2019

R : I : S : E
Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present our first exhibition of 2019, RISE. This exhibition features the work of photographer, Paula Eubanks and sculptor, Syd Summerhill.

The surrealistic photography of Paula Eubanks makes a statement about sea level rise in a unique and provocative way. A native of the Georgia coastal area and a scholar of the historic architectural sites along with the ecology of Georgia’s barrier islands, Paula addresses the issue of sea level rise through juxtaposing images of the historic coastal buildings with imagery of water within those architectural boundaries creating beautiful and thought-provoking imaginings and compositions. The Sea Level Series is crafted using images made in historic coastal buildings, like Fort Clinch and Fort Pulaski where sea level is measured, and structures on Ossabaw, Saint Simons and Cumberland Islands, combined with images of water. Usually the beach is a place for play and appreciation of great beauty where a view of the water is highly valued. As sea level rises, that same charismatic water could become a threat.

Syd Summerhill’s elegant marble and bronze sculptures are exhibited coast to coast and are held in significant collections throughout the country. His range and intimate knowledge of the materials with which he works have led to a prolific body of work from maquettes to monumental pieces. His figurative work, whether in marble, stone, wood or bronze, are light, warm and graceful. Syd is a member of The National Sculpture Society and co-founder of the Art City School of Sculpture in Southern California. He is largely self-taught and his work has won awards across the country. He now lives and works on Saint Simons Island.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Fore more info, call (912) 638-8770, email susan@glynnvisualarts.org, or click here.

Robert A. Kelterborn

“THE ROADS LESS TRAVELED” BY ROBERT A. KELTERBORN: FEBRUARY 1, 2019 – FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau (in association with Glynn Visual Arts): 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

The 30 photographs in this show are representative of his past 50 years as an amateur photographer. The subjects are of the less noticed scenes along the back roads depicting the local vernacular. They are mostly from the South with Glynn County well represented.

Robert A. Kelterborn began photographing his surroundings during high school in Garden City, NY (1968). He studied Photographic Science and Technology and received degrees from State University of New York and Rochester Institute of Technology. During a 45-year career in the printing industry he remained an avid amateur photographer. His business travels began in the Southeastern States, allowing many opportunities to photograph the southern vernacular.

Currently he is an associate member of The South Street Photography Group of Atlanta, GA led by Chip Simone, is an Artist member of Glynn Visual Arts, and member of the Coastal Photographers Guild.

ECHO Wine WednesdaysWINE WEDNESDAYS: RECURRING WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Every Wednesday, from 4-10pm, come enjoy 10% off of wine (by the bottle or glass) or $4 glasses of house wine. Now through February 27, we also have live music planned with Monique Cothern from 5-8pm.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-268-5967

Downtown Brunswick First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: FEBRUARY 1, 2019

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

Cabaret 2019 Music of the NightCABARET 2019: FEBRUARY 2, 2019

Cabaret 2019 “Music of the Night,” will feature an evening of fun, fellowship, and frivolity, with the musical talents of California recording artist Nick Palance. Guests will enjoy a three course dinner, live entertainment, and bidding on the live and silent auctions. Support the Coastal Symphony of Georgia through patronage of this event, which will further the Symphony’s goal of providing world class music to the Golden Isles. 6:00 PM To 10:00 PM

For more info, call (912) 262-1228 or click here. The Greenhouse: 10 Market Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Chocolate Making ClassCHOCOLATE CLASS: FEBRUARY 2, 2019

We are so excited for this rare opportunity! Dale Potts Chocolatier Extraordinaire, owner of Sugar Marsh Cottage in Darien is going to teach us all about making chocolate.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

2019 Green Screen Film FestivalGREEN SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL: FEBRUARY 2, 2019

Green Scene of Coastal Georgia is excited to announce the 2019 Green Screen Film Festival at the Historic Ritz Theatre on February 2nd from 2-5pm. Join us for this year’s feature film presentation of Sonic Sea (60 min). FREE ADMISSION! ($5 suggested donation)

Historic Ritz Theatre: 503 Mansfield Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 279-1490 or click here.

Get Your Muse On Eiffel Tower Paint PartyLA TOUR EIFFEL PAINT PARTY: FEBRUARY 7, 2019

During the month of LOVE, what could be more romantic than an evening in Paris?! Can’t hop a plane right now? Not a problem! Pop on a beret and bring some brie and macaroons and join us to paint this ethereal portrait of Paris’ most iconic symbol!

You are welcome to bring your own wine and snacks with you. Limited spaces available and they fill up fast. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and choose your seat. $35 per person. All art supplies are included. We do not provide aprons so please dress comfortably or bring an apron with you.

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here.

100 MilesNATURALIST 101 – MASTER YOUR COASTAL GEORGIA KNOWLEDGE: FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Fort King George Lecture with Historic Site Manager and Historian Valarie Ikhwan

Our education programs are designed to help coastal residents and enthusiasts build an encyclopedia of knowledge about Georgia’s coastal habitats and wildlife. Through our hands-on Naturalist 101 series, participants will increase their understanding of local conservation issues and find opportunities to take action to protect our 100-mile coast. Browse our programs and explore the coast with us! 7:00 PM

100 Miles: 1312 Newcastle St., 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 264-4111 or click here.

Whiskey, Wine & WildlifeWHISKEY WINE AND WILDLIFE 2019: FEBRUARY 7, 2019 – FEBRUARY 10, 2019

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

The Westin Jekyll Island: 110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For more info, call (843) 812-5802, email Info@whiskeywineandwildlife.com, or click here.

BlacKkKlansmanLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BLACKKKLANSMAN: FEBRUARY 8, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents BlacKkKlansman, USA, 2018, directed by Spike Lee. Based on the 2014 memoir by Ron Stallworth, (John David Washington, who is Denzel’s son) when he becomes the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. He sets out to prove his worth by infiltrating the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague (Adam Driver) to go undercover as a white supremacist; 135 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.

Hygge Dining SUPPER CLUB WITH DEBY SORENSEN: FEBRUARY 8, 2019

Would you like to learn more about Danish Culture & Traditions? Join us for a cultivating Hygge dining experience with Deby Sorensen. 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM. $75

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

Brunswick Show StoppersBRUNSWICK ACTORS’ THEATRE | SHOW STOPPERS: DATES VARY BETWEEN FEBRUARY 9, 2019 – FEBRUARY 24, 2019

Musical Variety Show! Presenting songs & performances by local talent that are “show stopping”. Includes “song & dance” numbers that will have you up and dancing in the aisle.

February 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2019. Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm

$25 ADULT; $20 ACTIVE MILITARY with ID; $20 Teacher with ID; $15 Student with ID (21 & older); $10 Student with ID (20 & under)

Includes assorted desserts and coffees from Daddy Cate’s Coffees.

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more details, call (912) 280-0023 or click here.

Pasta Making ClassPASTA MAKING CLASS: FEBRUARY 9, 2019

Join us as Elise Morely Farmer shares her family tradition of pasta-making. In this hands on class you will learn the history and technique of pasta-making. $60. 10:30 AM To 12:30 AM.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating ClassVALENTINE’S COOKIE DECORATING: FEBRUARY 10, 2019

In this fun, hands on cookie decorating class you will discover your inner cookie artist and amaze family and friends with your stunning creations. Carol Hodges, Owner of Island Girl Cookies, will walk you through the steps of creating beautiful edible art just in time for Valentine’s Day. $45 per person. 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

Valentine's ConcertVALENTINE’S CONCERT: FEBRUARY 11, 2019

On February 11, Brunswick High School Auditorium, 8:00 pm, Musical Director and Conductor, Michelle Merrill, will present a program of Elegance and Emotion as a Valentine’s gift to the community. The evening opens with Mozart’s iconic Overture to “The Magic Flute.” Guest artists Aurica Duca and Clinton Dewing follow as featured performers in Mozart’s “Concertone for Two Violins in C Major.”

The concert closes with Tchaikovsky’s passionate “Fourth Symphony,” composed at a time in the composer’s life when his music became more personal, emotional, and expressive.

Tickets are $40 per person. 8:00 PM. Brunswick High School: 3885 Altama Ave, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 634-2006 or email sharon.flores@ comcast.net.

A Year in the Life of a TreeYEAR IN THE LIFE OF A TREE: FEBRUARY 11, 2019

In Celebration of Georgia Arbor Week, Golden Isles Fund for Trees and The Marshes of Glynn Libraries are presenting “A Year in the Life of a Tree. A panel of arborists and Landscape professionals will discuss when and how to plant, prune and care for your trees throughout the calendar year. 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM. Free.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-0627.

Sweetgrass BasketsNATURE AND THE ARTS | TELLING STORIES THROUGH ART: FEBRUARY 12, 2019

Learn to make your own sweetgrass baskets with Yvonne Grovner, a resident of Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The method came with slaves from their West African homelands and almost died out on the island, but luckily, Yvonne fell in love with the craft. She learned the skill from other Saltwater Geechees—now it is your turn to learn. Yvonne’s bright spirit and deep understanding of the history of Sapelo will make this workshop one you won’t soon forget! All basket weaving supplies will be provided, but please bring your own towel and scissors. You’ll leave this class with a small basket of your very own! 6:00 PM.

One Hundred Miles: 1312 Newcastle Street, 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 264-4111 or click here.

Get Your Muse On Abstract Gold Paint PartyABSTRACT GOLD PAINT PARTY: FEBRUARY 14, 2019

This painting is the MOST fun you can have with a palette and a brush!! Anything goes — play with color, play with shapes, play with shadows. Valentines, Galentines, or Palentines, bring one and have a great night out!

You are welcome to bring your own wine and snacks with you. Limited spaces available and they fill up fast. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and choose your seat. $35 per person. All art supplies are included. We do not provide aprons so please dress comfortably or bring an apron with you.

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here.

Tokyo StoryCINEMA GOURMET | TOKYO STORY: FEBRUARY 14, 2019

One of cinema’s masterpieces, the film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life in a profound and heartbreaking way. (1953)

Enjoy a screening of a classic movie preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Judah and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.” Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

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

ECHO Valentine's Dinner

VALENTINE’S DINNER: FEBRUARY 14, 2019 – FEBRUARY 16, 2019

Each evening will feature a five-course meal, with your choice of entree. Thursday evening Valentine’s Dinner will take place in the Delegal Room and feature a Chocolate Lover’s Buffet. Friday and Saturday dinner will be served in ECHO. The regular ECHO menu will be available in addition to our special Valentine’s menu

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, including the full menu, call (912) 268-5967 or click here.

Meet the Author SeriesMEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS JONATHAN HERSHEY: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author series presents Jonathan Hershey and Everything They Should Have Known: Interracial Marriages in Literature. In honor of THE BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads, Everything I Never Told You, Dr. Hershey will discuss how Marilyn and James in Celeste Ng’s novel might have anticipated trouble with a review of literary history.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

Storytelling Festival4TH ANNUAL ST. SIMONS ISLAND STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: FEBRUARY 16, 2019 – FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Four Nationally renowned storytellers keep us laughing all weekend at Epworth By The Sea. Come if you need a good laugh or time away to relax. Register in the Brown Center Lobby Saturday evening or Sunday morning before worship service.

2019 Storytellers:

  • Bil Lepp: Bil has been featured 13 times at the National Storytelling Festival, performed at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival and Comedy Central’s Los Angeles stage. He is an award winning storyteller, writer, author of 3 books, ten audio collections, and a novel. Adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances,
    Bil is a champion liar filing his stories with morsels of truth shedding light on universal themes.
  • Regi Carpenter: Recipient of numerous awards, Regi’s stories have been featured on Sirius Radio, Apple Seed Radio, The Moth and NPR. Her tales celebrate the glorious and gut wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning
    lessons and drives to the dump give voice to the multi generations of family life in a small river town.
  • Donald Davis: A featured teller at the Smithsonian Institution, the World’s Fair, festivals and concerts throughout the country and the world; Donald is a prolific author, producer of books and tapes. He has recorded 25 storytelling albums and been a guest host for the National Public Radio’s “Good Evening” and is a former Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Association.
  • Michael Reno Harrell: This veteran storyteller, entertainer and award winning songwriter’s recordings top the American Music Association charts year after year. His stories and songs have been described as “Appalachian grit and wit”. He has been the Teller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center and a featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival. His performances could compare to his granddaddys’ pocket knife well warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point.
  • Emcee – Andy Offutt Irwin: Equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of Southern balladeer, Andy is a storyteller, humorist, singer, songwriter, musician, whistler and a walking menagerie of sound effects and dialects.

Epworth By The Sea: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8688, email lstrande@epworthbythesea.org, or click here.

Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge RunSOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM BRIDGE RUN: FEBRUARY 16, 2019

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

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

The Bridge Run also includes a fun walk after the race is over, followed by a family-friendly festival featuring community vendors, food and drink, entertainment and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs.

Sidney Lanier Bridge: Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call 1-800-537-5142 or click here. 8:00 AM To 12:00 PM

Chef Jennifer Hill BookerSUPPER CLUB WITH CHEF JENNIFER HILL BOOKER:FEBRUARY 16, 2019

Chef Jennifer is a classically trained chef , graduating with honors from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Paris, France, is a Georgia Grown Executive Chef, and the Culinary Explorer for the Georgia Department of Tourism. 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

Moonrise at ECHOMOONRISE AT ECHO: FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Consistently voted by Elegant Island Living readers as the “Restaurant with the Best View”, ECHO boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967.

Historical Harrington SchoolHISTORICAL HARRINGTON SCHOOL SPEAKER SERIES: FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Please join for an exciting event on Language and Linguistics presented by Dr. Hebblethwaite of the University of Florida!

Dr. Hebblethwaite is a Creolist trained at the Indiana University Creole Institute. Holding a BA in Religious Studies, an MA in French Literature, and an MA and Ph.D. in French Linguistics, he is dedicated to the study and development of the Haitian Creole language. Dr. Hebblethwaite’s research is rooted in Haitian Creole sociolinguistics with a focus on language documentation, language contact, and language policy and planning. A second, related strand includes work on applied linguistics in literacy and lexicography.

The cost of admission is $20 per adult, $15 for students and $10 per child. Tickets may be purchased ahead at the Harrington School or you can pay at the door. The Casino Theater (beside the library): 530 Beach View Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522.

The Big ReadTHE BIG READ: FEBRUARY 21, 2019 – FEBRUARY 23, 2019

NEA Big Read, the community-wide reading initiative returns to Coastal Georgia in 2019 with Celeste Ng’s award winning novel, Everything I Never Told You.

In a small town in Ohio in 1977, the oldest daughter and favorite child of a biracial couple — her mother is white, her father is Chinese-American — is found drowned in a lake. As her parents and siblings struggle to solve the mystery of her death, a web of family secrets emerge to reveal how fragile the relationships between husband and wife, parent and child, and brother and sister can be when ambitions are thwarted, societal pressures mount, and fears and desires are kept buried. Celeste Ng’s debut novel Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Press, 2014) alternates between past and present and is told from the various perspectives of each grieving member of the family, all of whom come to realize in their own way how little they knew about the people they thought they knew best.

In conjunction with this year’s Big Read selection, the Middle and Little Big Reads return with companion books for young and middle grade readers. The Middle Big Read selection is Wonder by R.J. Palacio and for The Little Big Read selection is Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth. Free copies of all three selected books will be distributed to schools in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties and to the public while supplies last.

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Locally the program is coordinated by Golden isles Arts & Humanities and its partners, The College of Coastal Georgia, Marshes of Glynn Library System, Three Rivers Regional Library System with additional support is provided by The Literary Guild of St Simons Island, Brunswick News Publishing, iHeartRadio, and hello/Goodbuy.

The NEA Big Read will officially kick off on February 1st during the First Friday festivities in downtown Brunswick. A Cultural Tasting will be the theme of the evening and patrons can visit a variety of locations to find out about many of the different cultures that make up our community. The Art of the World/Art of My World and Inspired by Zen Shorts exhibits will open at the Ritz Theatre featuring work by elementary, middle and high school students.

The weeks that follow will include discussions, performances, films, art exhibits and school programs that are designed to get everyone in the community reading, discussing and thinking about Everything I Never Told You and to celebrate and showcase our differences and hopefully allow those things not said, to be said. Most activities are free and all are open to the public. A complete Big Read calendar will be available on goldenislesarts.org.

Some of the highlighted events include:
Keynote Address: Storyteller Regi Carpenter talks on “A Heart so Tender.” Family is at the center of our Big Read novel and family is at the center of storyteller Regi Carpenter’s talk filled with insight and humor. Free and open to the public at the Historic Ritz Theatre 1530 Newcastle Street, Bwk. 912.262.6934 for info or goldenislesarts.org

Three Film Series: Dysfunctional Families features Grey Gardens, The Celebration, and the Cinema Gourmet feature Tokyo Story; Chinese Films include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Raise the Red Lantern and Films About Race include Loving, and Get Out. Films will be screened at the Historic Ritz Theatre, Casino Theatre and regional libraries.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934, email executivedirector@goldenislesarts.org, or click here.

A Raisin in the SunA RAISIN IN THE SUN | STAGED READING: FEBRUARY 21, 2019 + FEBRUARY 23, 2019

A staged reading of the lauded drama by Lorraine Hansberry that follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in an apartment in Chicago in 1959 and their dreams of owning their own home and the barriers they face. Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7 pm and Saturday, February 23 at 3 pm.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Clybourne ParkCLYBOURNE PARK | STAGED READING: FEBRUARY 22, 2019 – FEBRUARY 23, 2019

A staged reading of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Bruce Norris written as a spin-off to Raisin in the Sun portraying events set before and after Hansberry’s play. Friday, February 22 at 7 pm and Saturday, February 23 at 7 pm.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Ladies Who LunchLADIES WHO LUNCH: FEBRUARY 22, 2019

If you haven’t had the opportunity to dine at the New Sapelo Crow, now’s your chance. The Sapelo Crow is a southern chop house and raw bar that celebrates great food and the best that Georgia’s low country has to offer. Our Menu will be created just for us by Chef Archie Prince. 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM. $45.00

For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here.

Annual Super Dolphin Day RaceANNUAL SUPER DOLPHIN DAY RACE: FEBRUARY 23, 2019

St. Simon’s Island Georgia – Mark your calendars! The Annual Super Dolphin Day Race is scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at St Simon’s Pier Village from 7:00 AM To 12:00 PM. St. Simons Elementary & Oglethorpe Point Elementary Schools PTA SDDR chairs Ashlyn Elze & Natasha Williams have been busy planning since the school year began in August. Just as big a part of Super Dolphin Day is Friday night’s Pasta Party which will be held this year at the St. Simon’s Casino building on February 22nd from 5pm-8pm. Race participants can come pick up their packets in preparation for the morning run, check out awesome silent auction items and eat in or carry out yummy carbs provided by one of this year’s Pasta Party Sponsors Halyards Catering.

For more information about the races, registration, silent auction and pasta party, as well as additional ways to help the uphill fight to provide the children of our community with the resources they need to thrive, follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Ashlyn Elze – St. Simons Elementary 912-266-2065
Natasha Williams – Oglethorpe Point Elementary 912-222-8921

St. Simons Pier Village: Mallery Street, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 223-5391 or click here.

Clark GableCLARK GABLE’S BEST MOVIES: FEBRUARY 25 + 27, 2019

Clark Gable and Mary Astor in Any Number Can Play (1949) St. Simons Public Library Novel/Movie Series Clark Gable Come and discuss three of Clark Gable’s best later movies and the novels on which they are based.

  • Any Number Can Play (1949) January 28, 30
  • Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) February 25, 27
  • The Misfits (1961) March 25, 27

This free event is at 2:00 PM at the St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

The CelebrationLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE CELEBRATION: FEBRUARY 27, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Celebration, 1998, directed by Thomas Vinterberg. An upper-class Danish family, with friends, spouses and lovers in tow, congregates in their palatial country home to mark the patriarch’s 60th birthday, and all hell breaks loose in the unblinking Scandinavian summer. In Danish with English subtitles; 105 minutes; rated R.

This film is being shown as part of The Big Read: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

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.

Meet the Author SeriesMEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS REBECCA YOUNGBLOOD VAUGHN: FEBRUARY 28, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Meet the Author” Series presents Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn and Twenty Years in the Secret Service. Rebecca is the youngest daughter of Rufus and Peggy Youngblood. While researching her parents’ lives to write their story, Rebecca discovered mementos from her father’s 20-year tenure as a high-profile secret service agent.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

 

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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 – 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

 

October 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, September 28th, 2018

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MOTTE THOMAS EXHIBIT: OCTOBER 1 – OCTOBER 12, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present Wax Poetic, an exhibition of encaustic works by Motte Thomas. A culmination of five years of the artist’s work, this will be first time this collection has been shown on the east coast.

The work reveals natural and botanical shapes using colors and forms that are at the same time reminiscent of and incongruent with nature. Thomas uses a pointillist style and layering technique in his work which begs to be viewed both up close and at a distance. Multiple layers of gently woven strokes are built upon each other using properties such as color, texture and material composition to envelope and draw in the viewer. The translucent colors and deep textures construct the familiar organic shapes often observed in nature. The flowing lines, shapes and swirls are built up into three-dimensional forms creating a stunning visual poetry.

Thomas creates a dream-like lyricism and surreal quality which belies the subconscious reflection in these other worldly, yet grounded works. His works have been exhibited in Colorado, Houston, TX, Santé Fe, NM, Atlanta and Brunswick, GA. All works are for sale through Glynn Visual Arts. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8770.

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SHAME THE DEVIL: AN AUDIENCE WITH FANNY KEMBLE: OCTOBER 1, 2018 – OCTOBER 7, 2018

An entertaining and insightful look at the 19th-century English actress whose eyewitness account of her time in our region, Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation, was an important anti-slavery document that helped transform a way of life, even at great personal cost to herself.

Thursday, Friday, Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.


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BERNSTEIN AND BEETHOVEN: OCTOBER 1, 2018

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia, under the direction of new Musical Director and Conductor Michelle Merrill, launches its 36th season of classical music with a Bernstein and Beethoven theme on October 1 at 8:00 pm, Brunswick High School Auditorium. Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available.

Brunswick High School Auditorium: 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-2006.

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GOLDEN ISLES GREEN DRINKS: OCTOBER 3, 2018

This month we are excited because Mellow Mushroom has graciously extended their happy hour to the Green Scene of Coastal Georgia! Plus, we have Captain Brooks Good of Coastal Outdoor Adventures co-hosting the Green Drinks event.

Captain Brooks has over 25 years experience in navigating and exploring the Coastal Waterways and Offshore Atlantic. He carries a background in marine science and wildlife biology and shares a personal passion in what he does. He brings a wealth of knowledge about the different types of wildlife and marine life on the Georgia Coast! Come find out what he has been up to and meet with others who love the Golden Isles.

Mellow Mushroom: 440 Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM

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MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS REBECCA YOUNGBLOOD VAUGHN: OCTOBER 4, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Meet the Author” presents Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn and Twenty Years in the Secret Service. Rebecca is the youngest daughter of Rufus and Peggy Youngblood. She is a retired physician and published author. While researching her parents’ lives to write their story, Rebecca rediscovered the veritable treasure-trove of mementos from her father’s 20-year tenure as a high-profile secret service agent, which inspired her to publish a new edition of his memoir, 20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents.

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

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SOUTHERN SOUL BBQ PRESENTS FIREBOX: OCTOBER 4, 2018 – OCTOBER 6, 2018

While the sun sets over the Frederica River, whole hogs, slabs of spare ribs, juicy pork butts, beef briskets, a variety of local seafood, homemade sausage and all the sides plus a whole lot more are being smoked and served by some of the best Pitmasters from around the South and beyond.

There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the meat masters and a few extra special guests while you listen to live music and sip on some award-winning spirits, craft beer and wine while strolling the historical grounds once home to a Sea Island cotton plantation, lumber mill and shipping point for timber.

Firebox BBQ on the Bluff | October 6, 7:00-10:00pm: The Big Event. An evening of expertly wood-fired BBQ under the mighty oaks of Gascoigne Bluff.

Other events include:

  • Pitmaster Dinner
  • Firebox Oyster Cracker
  • Coffee, Biscuits & Bloodys
  • Pit Class: Day Smoking

The renowned Capt. Gabby, a vintage 42 ft. wooden trawler, converted and outfitted as a popular kayak cruiser, will be anchored in the river offering kayak fishing from the pier For more info + details for each event, click here.

Gascoigne Bluff: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: OCTOBER 5, 2018

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

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GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY BETWEEN OCTOBER 5, 2018 – OCTOBER 26, 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. 6:30pm – 8:30pm. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7333. $15. 10/5/2018, 10/12/2018, 10/19/2018, 10/26/2018

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SHE LOVES ME: OCTOBER 5, 2018 – OCTOBER 21, 2018

A store clerk and a salesgirl in a Hungarian parfumerie cannot stand each other, but are unaware they are conducting an anonymous romantic correspondence. Enjoy this rollicking musical with an iconic score! Co-Directed by Jeff Dempsey & Jackie Santoro Produced by Robin McMillan, Musical Director, Faith Hamilton-Trent.

Playing:
Oct. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2018 (7:30 p.m.)
Sunday Matinees: 7, 14, 21, 2018. (3:00 p.m.)

The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 638-0338.

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“COLORED” IN BLACK & WHITE: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF KENNETH CARROLL: OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will host the thought-provoking work of local photographer, Kenneth Carroll in the Ritz Theatre Gallery; “Colored” in Black & White opens with a reception on First Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm. The exhibit will run through November 16, 2018.

Kenneth Carroll is an artist who uses both urban images and landscapes as a catalyst to spark conversations and provoke change. His photographs are more than just a record of an object or a moment; they tell powerful stories. “What we see with our eyes, is obvious,” says Kenneth, “but what we perceive, with our heart, is often the truth. I want my photographs to let the viewer see beyond the image and open their hearts and minds to what is real and what we are.”

Join photographer Kenneth Carroll and Golden Isles Arts & Humanities on Friday, October 5th for the opening reception from 5 pm to 8 pm. The exhibit will remain on display through November 16. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and during performances and events. Admission to all art exhibits at The Ritz Gallery is free.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here, email info@goldenislesarts.org, or call (912) 262-6934.


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COASTFEST 2018: OCTOBER 6, 2018

Georgia’s largest celebration of our state’s coastal natural resources is ready to take center stage! The 24th edition of this annual event will take place at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick on Saturday, October 6th from 10 am ’til 4pm. Over 70 interactive environmental, educational and resource organizations from around the southeast will offer visitors a chance to learn about Georgia’s coastal resources and have some fun at the same time.

CoastFest 2018 will offer new experiences around every corner for visitors this year! Throughout the day under the show tents returning favorites, Arthur Atsma and his Science Circus will demonstrate marine science and Newtonian physics with fast-paced circus stunts and magic tricks; Jim Sawgrass and his Creek Indian family will entertain with Native American songs and ritual dances. Master juggler Rhys Thomas will perform amazing juggling feats with lots of audience participation. And don’t miss the ‘Family Fun Follies’ when the amazing skills of both juggler and magician combine for a high energy show sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

At CoastFest 2018 you can put your hands into the touch tanks ..learn boating safety …learn to kayak …take part in living history demonstrations …watch cannon firings … see the CoastFest student art contest entries …hold live snakes or an alligator …learn about oyster habitat restoration …try your hand at archery …tour the US Coast Guard boats …walk up to a bull moose, a bear, an elk, a wolf….and much, much more!

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7218. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM.

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SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: OCTOBER 6, 2018 – OCTOBER 7, 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! Admission: FREE

All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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AUTUMN WINE DINNER: OCTOBER 7, 2018

You’re invited! Join the crew at Georgia Sea Grill on Sunday, October 7th for an intimate wine pairing dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Executive Chef Tim Lensch and Wine Director Brian Henderson have crafted the ultimate blend of cuisine and wine in this special 4-course dinner with pairings (tentative menu below). To reserve your seat for this delicious dining experience, call 912-638-1197 or email events@georgiaseagrill.com. Tickets are $75 per person, gratuity included.

Items are subject to change due to availability:

Amuse-bouche: Oyster on the half shell with jackfruit mignonette
– Sparkling Wine, La Scola ‘Rugre’, Brut, Gavi, Italy

1st course: Salt poached Asian pear and arugula salad with serrano ham, blue cheese, and white wine vinaigrette
– Riesling, Brotherhood, Washingtonville, New York

2nd course: Canewater Farm polenta with mushroom ragout and crispy shallots
-Pinot Noir, Liesl, Pfalz, Germany

3rd course: Grilled veal chop with creamed spinach and cornbread pudding with garlic butter
– Zinfandel, Pedroncelli ‘Mother Clone’, Dry Creek Valley, California

4th course: Chocolate pound cake French toast with berries and cream
-Cabernet Sauvignon, Tawny Port, R. Stuart & Co., ‘Klipsun Vineyard’, Washington


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RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: OCTOBER 7, 2018

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event featuring The Blind Spots 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!

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | DEATH OF STALIN: OCTOBER 10, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Death of Stalin, USA, 2017, directed by Armando Iannucci. In Moscow, 1953 when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. 107 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.

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CINEMA GOURMET PRESENTS DOUBLE INDEMNITY: OCTOBER 11, 2018

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, kicks off the 2018-19 season on Thursday, October 11, 2018 with Billy Wilder’s film noir classic, Double Indemnity. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Chef Judah Lynch and Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

A cynical, witty thriller about adultery, corruption and murder, Double Indemnity is considered by many the first true film noir with its Venetian-blind lighting, voice-over narration and blonde femme fatale that creates a mood of danger and attraction. Based on the James M. Cain novel and adapted by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, the film follows the complex murder scheme of insurance salesman, Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) and the wife of the owner of the double indemnity life insurance policy, Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck.) Lust and greed drive the execution of a “perfect crime” that is in danger of discovery by Walter’s friend and claims manager, Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson.) Though the film didn’t win any of the seven Academy Awards that it was nominated for in 1943, it’s stature has grown through the years ranking high on AFI’s Top 100 Films and selected by the Library of Congress to be placed on the National Film Registry as culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.

Fueled by a love for classic movies and great food, Cinema Gourmet audiences have grown tremendously over the last several years. Because of the limited number of seats available for the food, talk and movie, audience members must purchase their tickets early. The deadline for buying tickets for Double Indemnity is midnight on Monday, October 8th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased securely online at www.goldenislesarts.org. Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7.

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

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ANNUAL BULL RED DRUM TAG & RELEASE TOURNAMENT: OCTOBER 12, 2018 – OCTOBER 13, 2018

4th Annual St Simons Bull Red Drum Tag & Release Tournament, October 13, 2018, Hosted by Captain Mark Noble & The St Simons Fishing Center.

The entry fee is $175 with a Captain’s Meeting 6:30PM October 12, 2018 at Morningstar Marina Overlook Dock. DNR Agent will be available for Tag insertion demonstration at Captain’s Meeting.

Picture of each fish required and each boat fishes as a team. Boat winner will be determined by most tagged & released fish.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Trophies. $100 TWT Fee. 80% (50/30/20) payout to TWT Entrant winners.

Captain Mark Noble Charter Fishing: 104 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info call (912) 638-7673 or email mdnoble@bellsouth.com. 6:30 PM To 4:30 PM.

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SLOW FOODS OF COASTAL GEORGIA | FOOD TRUCKS: OCTOBER 12, 2018

Food Trucks are coming October 12th! Slow Food Coastal Georgia will be bringing food trucks, food growers, and food producers to Mary Ross Park! Like food and fun?

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

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BRUNSWICK ACTORS’ THEATRE | WIT BY MARGARET EDSON: DATES VARY BETWEEN OCTOBER 13, 2018 – OCTOBER 28, 2018

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2018

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

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MONSTER MASH BASH: OCTOBER 13, 2018

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and Glynn Visual Arts are proud to announce the first annual Halloween Monster Mash Bash, a joint fundraiser for the two arts organizations. This fun-filled “spook-tac-ular” evening will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the American Legion Hall at Gascoigne Bluff.

Guests should come dressed in their most creative costume and be ready to enjoy a Halloween themed night with music for dancing, delicious fall-themed heavy hors’douerves catered by Tasteful Temptations, a Witch’s brew, cash bar, and a costume contest where the winner will take home a cash prize!

Tickets for the event are $75 for one person; $125 for two and there are only a limited number available which can be purchased by visiting here or calling either organization (912.638.8770 GVA or 912.262.6934 GIAHA). Don’t delay and get your tickets today for a fun way to celebrate Halloween and support the arts in Glynn County.

American Legion Post 166: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 638-8770.

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OCTOBER ARTS AND CRAFT MARKET: OCTOBER 13, 2018 – OCTOBER 14, 2018

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

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A SEQUENTIAL ARTS EXHIBITION: OCTOBER 16, 2018 – OCTOBER 28, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present an exhibition curated and featuring art by the founder of the Sequential Arts Program at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and Sequential Arts Professor, Bob Pendarvis, along with a diverse selection of his artist friends and former students working in the sequential arts genre.

Comics have been around for about 100 years. The term “sequential art” was coined in 1985 by comics artist Will Eisner in his book Comics and Sequential Art. Eisner analyzed this form and broke it down into four elements: design, drawing, caricature, and writing. Content is presented in a series of artistic items/drawings, positioned in a specific order to convey its message or tell a story. It is essentially visual storytelling through a series of frames or vignettes. A quickly evolving and relatively new genre, sequential arts today includes a variety of mediums such as comics, animation, gaming, picture books, graphic novels, fantasy illustration, amine, cartooning and more. The artists included in this exhibition have successfully harnessed the power of narrative storytelling and are renowned in their respective fields.

The opening reception for the exhibition will be Thursday, October 18th from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Glynn Visual Arts. GVA will also host a free presentation about sequential arts on Thursday, December 6th in which the show’s curator, Professor Bob Pendarvis will discuss this fascinating art genre. Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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CREATIVE PAPER PLANTINGS WORKSHOP: OCTOBER 16, 2018

Talk about a plant that won’t die! These creative paper plantings have gone viral and we are so in love. They are fun, easy and add so much character to any space. Did we mention they won’t die?

All workshops will be hosted in our new Greenhouse event space located directly behind The Vine. HOURS 5:30 – 7:30pm. 12 Market Street, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522. $95. For more info, click here.

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MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS RAYMOND L. ATKINS: OCTOBER 16, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Meet the Author” series presents Raymond L. Atkins and Set List. He is the author of four award-winning novels: The Front Porch Prophet, Sorrow Wood, Camp Redemption and Sweetwater Blues, South of the Etowah. He teaches English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Creative Writing at Reinhardt University.

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

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ART CRAWL: OCTOBER 18, 2018

Join ArtTrends Gallery for an evening full of fun on October 18th! The crawl features Wallin Gallery, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Island Gallery and Glynn Visual Arts. 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM.

Art Trends Gallery: 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-4761 or email info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz.

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FERN FRIDAY: OCTOBER 19, 2018

Join us for Fern Friday in Redfern Village! Support local businesses, sip, shop and enjoy live music from 5-7pm. Redfern Village: 265 Redfern Village, St. Siomons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 580-2530.

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5TH ANNUAL OPHELIA’S CLASSIC CAR CHALLENGE: OCTOBER 20, 2018

Come out to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in the 3rd annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. If you would like to enter your car there is a $20.00 registration fee.

Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for youth. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333. 9:00 AM To 2:00 PM

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BOO BASH CAR SHOW: OCTOBER 20, 2018

Spooktacular Car Show benefiting local car enthusiast Lisa Johnson! “Together We Can Beat Breast Cancer”. Registration at 8 am, $20. Awards, Doors Prizes, 50/50 Raffle and More! Halloween Themed Pin-Up Contest hosted by The Peach and the Palm Tree. Musical entertainment provided by Beau & The Burners.

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 8:00 AM To 3:00 PM. For more info, click here.

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NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY AT FORT FREDERICA: OCTOBER 20, 2018

Fort Frederica National Monument is joining hundreds of archeological organizations around the world to celebrate International Archeology Day on October 20th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The staff at Fort Frederica invites the local community to interact with professionals in the fields of archeology and historical preservation. Exhibitors from Georgia Southern University, Cannon’s Point Preserve, Southeast Archeological Center, Sons of the American Revolution, and others will be on site to showcase archeological sites in Georgia, as well as children’s activities and displays of rarely seen artifacts. In addition, we will be unveiling a new temporary exhibit showcasing some of the recent finds and work conducted by park staff, volunteers, and summer camp attendees this past spring at Fort Frederica.

Guest speakers whose archeological work focuses on the Golden Isles and Coastal Empire regions will give talks about their recent research from 1:00pm – 3:00pm:

Laura Seifert – “Kiah House Archaeology: From Jewish Immigrants to the Museum for the Masses”
Rhianna Bennett- “Archaeology in the Classroom: History and Impact of the Fort Frederica Archaeology Program”
Scott Clark – “Late Woodland Period Subsistence on Coastal Georgia: Remains from Taylor Fish Camp”
Lindsey Cochran – “More than Tabby Ruins: Housing Below the Surface of Georgia’s Lowcountry Plantation Landscapes”
Dr. Nick Honerkamp – “Did James Edward Oglethorpe Sleep Here? Summarizing the Above- Below-Ground Evidence”
Michael Seibert – “Findings from recent archeology at Fort Frederica 2017-18”

Admission is Free. For additional information/content on the event contact: Michael Seibert at Fort Frederica (Michael_Seibert @nps.gov).

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 638-3639. 11:00 AM To 3:00 PM.

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SOUL STREET DANCE: OCTOBER 20, 2018

Be prepared to be amazed as Soul Street Dance takes the Ritz Theatre stage on October 20, 2018 at 8 pm. Presented by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, the company will bring their unique mix of street dance in Breakin’ Backward featuring an eclectic blend of movement styles stet to a diverse and sometimes surprising soundtrack.

Soul Street Dance, from Houston, Texas, is unique for their way of incorporating different styles of street dance. The Soul Street style incorporates martial arts moves with break dancing, and mixes hip-hop with gravity-defying ballet. The company pushes the artistic boundaries in street dance while maintaining the true essence of the culture. In Breakin’ Backward, bustin’ moves will take on decades past as four male dancers perform their special contemporary mix of choreography to the popular music of the decades. “There’s a piece for everyone in this show” says Soul Street co-founder Javier Garcia. “We’re dancing to the best music from each decade… from the Charleston to hip hop.” Musical selections include Leonard Bernstein, James Brown, Elvis Presley, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, and more. Appropriate for all ages, this show is certain to entertain and amaze with its creativity and technical precision.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the most dynamic premier dance companies in existence; Soul Street’s technical and artistic skills, stage presence and wit push the performance envelope to an amazing standard of excellence. Advance tickets to Soul Street Dance are $15 for adult members of Golden Isles Arts and Humanities, $10 for senior members (65+), $20 adult non-members, and $15 senior non-members. Prices on the day of each show are $20 and $15 for members, $25 and $20 for non-members. And as part of its ongoing commitment to make the arts accessible to young people, ticket prices for students are only $5, regardless of member status or day of purchase. Advance tickets may be purchased in person at the Ritz or by phone with a credit card (912-262-6934) or 24/7 at goldenislesarts.org. Tickets are also available at the box office on the day of the show. The Ritz box office is open Tues-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

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TASTE OF THE VINE: OCTOBER 21, 2018

Sip, savor and socialize in a splendid setting as the sun sets on Frederica Lake. Reminisce with the Golden Isles’ favorite trio, “3 of Us.” Shop our silent auction for local, national and international trips, restaurants, spas, and more.

Delight in the knowledge that your attendance helps to create safe, stable and nurturing homes for babies, children, families, and grandfamilies in our own backyard. Taste of the Vine is the signature fundraiser for Coastal Coalition for Children and provides vital funding for Grandparent Connection, Healthy Families, and First Steps.

Dedicated to the well-being of children in our community. Because we know that healthy childhoods begin at home, our mission is to “create safe, stable and nurturing homes” by teaching parents and custodial grandparents how to be better parents.

NEW LOCATION: Frederica Boat Club, SAME IMPORTANT CAUSE. Frederica Golf Club: 100 Pike Bluff Dr, St. Simons Island, GA 31524. (912) 388-0376. 6:00 PM To 8:30 PM

 

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: OCTOBER 24, 2018

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Consistently voted by Elegant Island Living readers as the “Restaurant with the Best View”, ECHO boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967.

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GHOULS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN OCTOBER LADIES WHO LUNCH: OCTOBER 26, 2018

An Exclusive Luncheon for Witches Only! Dress up like your favorite witch and join us for a fabulous lunch. Prizes for the Best Costumes. $45 per person. 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM. Pre-purchase tickets online here or call the store 912-602-9736 to reserve your seat today!

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UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE WEST MISSION WINDS: OCTOBER 26, 2018

Mission Winds, the clarinet quartet from the United States Air Force Band of the West, is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s musical literature including classical, Latin, jazz, popular music, and marches. This concert is free but a ticket is required for admission and may be picked up at the Ritz Theatre.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 262-6934. 7:30 PM.

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | GET OUT: OCTOBER 31, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Get Out, USA, 2017, directed by Jordan Peele. Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating. She invites him for a weekend getaway with her parents; but, as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. 104 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.

 

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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 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.

September 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

ArtTeachersArtExhibitART TEACHERS’ ART EXHIBIT: AUGUST 3, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to showcase the work of our community’s local art teachers with the annual Art Teachers’ Art Exhibit. The show will include work in a range of media and many of the pieces will be for sale. The exhibit will remain on display through September 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during performances and events. Admission to all art exhibits at The Ritz Gallery is free.

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

For more information about the exhibit or to find complete details about upcoming shows, please contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at (912) 262-6934, info@goldenislesarts.org or click here.

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


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SHAPE, LINE, AND FORM EXHIBIT: SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Shape, Line and Form: A Contemporary Look at what we Love about the Coast

Laura Parker, Abstract Mixed Media Design. Jillisa Hope Milner, Photography. Join us September 1-30 at the SoGlo Gallery. Opening Reception: September 7 at First Friday. Artists Talks: September 20 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520.

 

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MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS CLARA SILVERSTEIN: SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

The author of four books including A White House Garden Cookbook and White Girl: A Story of School Desegregation. A long-time writer in the Boston area, she directed the well-known Chautauqua Writers’ Center from 2008 to 2017. Her first novel, Secrets in a House Divided, is forthcoming from Mercer University Press in the fall of 2018. Set in Richmond, Virginia in 1864-65, it explores the relationships between masters and slaves, husbands and wives, parents and children, as the Civil War drives them to a flashpoint. Though the story is set in the past, its focus on the roots of racism resonates today.

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

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

 

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

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

 

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REDFERN GOES GOLD: SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

Come join us for the 3rd Annual Redfern Goes Gold event! Enjoy a night of good food, good drinks, and a wonderful raffle to raise money for Team Alexa Fighting Back benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer! There will be live music, food and drinks, a raffle, bounce house, and face painting. For more information please contact kerry@curechildhoodcancer.org or click here.

 

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FIRST ANNUAL CHARACTER BREAKFAST: SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

Please join us for the First Annual Character Breakfast, benefiting the Junior Women’s Association of the Golden Isles. Join characters from your favorite cartoons and local organizations for a fundraising breakfast and photo op. Characters include Mickey + Minnie, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Bob the Builder, Disney princesses + more!

JWAGI is a 501(c)(3); all donations are tax-deductible. The event will begin at 8:30am in Hamilton Hall at Frederica Academy. For more info, click here. Tickets are on sale here.

 

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PUPPIES AND PIN-UPS PICNIC IN THE PARK: SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

During the Puppies and Pin-Ups Car Show in April, we had the opportunity to work with Leslie Hand Photography, some amazing ladies and super cute puppies from Glynn County Animal Control.

We have created a one of a kind benefit calendar to support Glynn County Animal Control. This event is the official release party for the calendar. We are inviting the community to bring a picnic and join us in the park for the day. GCAC will be holding a pet adoption at this event. You will also get the opportunity to meet some of our calendar girls! There are a limited amount of calendars being printed so you will not want to miss this release party!

We would love to see some of the Classic Cars surrounding the park during the event! Its going to be a great day for an outing! Cruise on in! For more info, click here. The event will be from 2 – 4 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520.

 

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PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL: SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

On The Fly Outfitters is proud to bring the Paddling Film Festival to the Ritz Theatre in Historic Downtown Brunswick!

Join us for this year’s best paddling films, screened in over 120 cities around the world. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.

Since 2006, the Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places. Each ticket includes beer from one of our incredible local breweries and a raffle ticket for a chance at some awesome prizes. All proceeds to benefit Paddle4Tomorrow a 501c3 Organization.

This event will be from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info click here.

 

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MOSS WALL ART WORKSHOP: SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

Moss art is the new black! These modern wall hangings are a great way to bring life to any room in your home! Keep it all classic green or mix it up with a little colored moss, whatever your style may be this will become your new favorite accent decor.

This event will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. All workshops will be hosted in our new Greenhouse event space located directly behind The Vine: 12 Market Street, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522. $95. For more info, click here.

 

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MOTTE THOMAS EXHIBIT: SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 – OCTOBER 12, 2018

Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present Wax Poetic, an exhibition of encaustic works by Motte Thomas. A culmination of five years of the artist’s work, this will be first time this collection has been shown on the east coast.

The work reveals natural and botanical shapes using colors and forms that are at the same time reminiscent of and incongruent with nature. Thomas uses a pointillist style and layering technique in his work which begs to be viewed both up close and at a distance. Multiple layers of gently woven strokes are built upon each other using properties such as color, texture and material composition to envelope and draw in the viewer. The translucent colors and deep textures construct the familiar organic shapes often observed in nature. The flowing lines, shapes and swirls are built up into three-dimensional forms creating a stunning visual poetry.

Thomas creates a dream-like lyricism and surreal quality which belies the subconscious reflection in these other worldly, yet grounded works. His works have been exhibited in Colorado, Houston, TX, Santé Fe, NM, Atlanta and Brunswick, GA. All works are for sale through Glynn Visual Arts. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8770.

 

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | REBEL IN THE RYE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Film Series” presents Rebel in the Rye, USA, 2017, directed by Danny Strong. This engaging biopic profiles the brilliant but reclusive novelist, J.D. Salinger, from his early years as he resolves to become a writer through the scarring World War II experiences that led him to pen his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye. 106 minutes; rated PG13.

Where: Casino Theater from 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here.

 

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JEKYLL ISLAND SHRIMP & GRITS FESTIVAL: SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, artists market, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, and more.

The island comes alive during this fun-filled weekend. Hurricane Irma may have canceled our plans last year, but this year’s event is bound to be the best yet. Mark your calendars for this award-winning three-day event held the third weekend in September in the Historic District of Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Friday, September 14: 4 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 15: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 16: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jekyll Island Historic District: Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For more info, call (912) 635-3636 or click here.

 

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TIBI FASHION SHOW: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

In celebration of the upcoming New York Fashion Week in September, please join Tibi & The Vine to experience a night of Spring 2019 fashion and flowers. Tibi will bring its runway show directly from New York City to this special evening. Enjoy a video presentation of the runway show and exclusive backstage footage followed by dinner under the stars catered by Nancy. Dinner will be served in the courtyard decorated with featured flowers inspired by Tibi’s new collection. VIP holders arrive an hour early to be pampered like a model and will enjoy the ultimate swag bag.

*A percentage of ticket proceeds will go to support Communities in Schools in Glynn County, Georgia. All tickets are considered tax deductable.

VIP guest package:
-Shop and pre-order select pieces straight off the runway
-Runway makeup and nails included
-Front row seating
-Swag bag featuring gifts from Tibi’s runway sponsors

6 p.m. VIP guest arrive (cocktails, make up & nails)
7 p.m. Doors open to all guest
7:30 p.m. Viewing begins- doors close promptly*
8:15 p.m. Dinner
*After dinner all guests are invited to shop the Tibi collection

The Greenhouse: 10 Market Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

 

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MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS KRISTINA MCMORRIS: SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Meet the Author” series presents Kristina McMorris and Sold on a Monday.  Her latest novel was inspired by the actual infamous picture of a mother trying to sell her children during the Great Depression.  It depicts that time and circumstance as well as explores and poses some different ideas about the family and the children in that picture in a fictional setting.  (Books will be sold by GF Ford Bookshop.)

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

 

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FAILLA WINES AT HALYARDS: SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Chef Francisco Jimenez and GM Thomas Roberts welcome Darren Palace from Failla Wines to Halyards on September 20th for a delicious wine dinner. Francisco will pair five courses with Failla made in California. Included will be local seafood and five different wines made by Ehren Jordan.

Halyards will donate $20 from each guest to Rebuild Wine Country. This organization spends 100% of its donations on rebuilding homes and rentals destroyed by the North Bay wildfires.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Halyards: 55 Cinema Lane, (Across From Island Cinemas), St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, including reservations, call (912) 638-9100.

 

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COMEDY SHOW AT SEA PALMS: SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

The Comedy Zone and Sea Palms Resort present Headliner SHAUN JONES & Feature Act PAUL JENSEN! Seating will be at shared tables and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Shows at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Sea Palms Resort: 515 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-3351 or click here.

 

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DINNER UNDER THE STARS: SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

On September 22, we are hosting a unique fundraiser in support of building connections for our kids. We will feature an evening of live music, and the best locally sourced food the Halyards team can deliver. Most importantly, the evening offers an opportunity for you to be a part of connecting kids with brighter days. From start to finish, the event will be a culinary adventure. The evening will kick-off with a cocktail reception featuring live music by Suzy and the Bird Dogs. As we are seated for dinner under a tent decorated to perfection, we will begin the evening with an interactive tribute to our sponsors. Purchase your tickets today for this great event!

The event will be from 6 – 10 p.m. at Morningstar Children Services: 1 Youth Estate Dr, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 267-7583, email info@morningstarcfs.org, or click here.

 

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SOUNDS BY THE SEA: SEPTEMBER 23, 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 fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Gwen Hughes & The Kats will close out the season on September 23 with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present day.

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

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. The event is 7 – 9 p.m. and presented by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Association. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

 

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Consistently voted by Elegant Island Living readers as the “Restaurant with the Best View”, ECHO boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967.

 

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SHAME THE DEVIL: AN AUDIENCE WITH FANNY KEMBLE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 – OCTOBER 7, 2018

An entertaining and insightful look at the 19th-century English actress whose eyewitness account of her time in our region, Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation, was an important anti-slavery document that helped transform a way of life, even at great personal cost to herself.

Thursday, Friday, Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

 

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MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS DELIA OWENS: SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Meet the Author” series presents Delia Owens and Where the Crawdads Sing. Delia is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa including Cry of the Kalahari. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel.

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

 

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ART UNDER THE OAKS: SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 47th year hosting this beautiful Fine Arts & Crafts Festival now known as Art Under the Oaks. True to tradition, artists will hail from around the region representing a wide range of mediums. 70 artists and craftsmen will present a variety of original two-dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal & glass – all available for purchase. While exploring the show, visitors can keep an eye out for the artists who are awarded ribbons for their outstanding work in their medium. This festival is a colorful event featuring something for everyone. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists & connect with them about their artwork. This makes the ownership or giving of a handcrafted piece much more meaningful because of the personal connection between the customer & the artist. In addition to beautiful artwork, free kids craft activities, great food vendors & live music will make it an entertaining weekend for all.

ENTERTAINMENT! In the afternoon bring a chair & enjoy some live music performed by some of our favorite local musicians & enjoy great food from our vendors!

NEW & FRESH ARTWORK! This year we have several artists that are brand new to Art Under the Oaks.

FAMILY FUN! The Kid’s Creation Station celebrates the smallest artists with free craft activities.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8770, email festivals@glynnvisualarts.org, or click here.

 

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CAMERON CODY AND FRIENDS IN CONCERT: SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Wesley’s own former organist, Cameron Cody, will be joined by friends, Danielle Wojcik (soprano) and James Kelly (piano) in presenting a concert of vocal, organ, and piano music, certain to lift your spirits! This concert is a benefit concert for Music@Wesley (Wesley UMC’s Concert Series), and all money received in the freewill offering will go to fund future concerts at Wesley! Save the date, as this is a day you don’t want to miss!

Cam will also be our guest organist for our 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services on that date!

The event will be from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church At Frederica: 6520 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

 

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

 

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

 

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SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon. Weekly – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.

 

April 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018


Shell-E-Brate Spring Festival

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

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

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

Ghosts and Legends at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

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

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

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

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

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR JULIE BRAGG: APRIL 6, 2018

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

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

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

First Friday at Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: APRIL 6, 2018

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

International Festival

THE 7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: APRIL 6, 2018

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

Fendig Plein Air Art Festival

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

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

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

Jekyll Island Book Festival

JEKYLL ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL: APRIL 7, 2018

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

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

St. Simons Antique Show

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

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

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

A Taste of Glynn

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

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

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


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

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

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

Rhythm on the River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: APRIL 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR STEVE BERRY: APRIL 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literary Guild Films

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PATERSON: APRIL 13, 2018

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

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

Art in the Park

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

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

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

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

Patriots Day Parade

PATRIOTS DAY PARADE: APRIL 14, 2018

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

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

Puppies and Pin-Ups Car Show

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

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

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

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

Southern Grown Farmers Market

SOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: APRIL 14, 2018

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

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

Classic Nashville Roadshow

CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW: APRIL 15, 2018

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

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

Rainbow Fish at The Tinted Tide

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

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

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

Evening with the Stars

EVENING WITH THE STARS: APRIL 19, 2018

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

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

Palm Coast Yappy Hour

YAPPY HOUR AT PALM COAST: APRIL 19, 2018

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

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

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

Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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

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

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

Young Eagles Flight

YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT: APRIL 21, 2018

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

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

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

Golden Gala

GOLDEN GALA: APRIL 22, 2018

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

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

Clean and Green Golf Tournament

CLEAN AND GREEN GOLF TOURNAMENT: APRIL 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

Literary Guild Film - The Big Sick

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

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

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

Island Bridal - Champagne Chats

CHAMPAGNE CHATS: APRIL 26, 2018

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

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

Ladies Night at Tinted Tide

LADIES NIGHT AT THE TINTED TIDE: APRIL 26, 2018

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

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

Moo-Town Review Party

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

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

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

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

Moxie Craft Festival

MOXIE CRAFT FEST: APRIL 27, 2018

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

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

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

Cassina's Garden Walk

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

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

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

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

Golden Island Live! 3 Redneck Tenors

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

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

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

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

Epworth Music on the River

MUSIC ON THE RIVER: APRIL 28, 2018

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

Moonrise at ECHO Restaurant

MOONRISE AT ECHO: APRIL 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

October 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased securely online at www.goldenislesarts.org. Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

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

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

 

 

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

October Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday

Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! Phone: 912-230-1042

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

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

 

Adults: $40; Under 21: $30; Kids: $10

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for a lovely evening of boot scootin’ under the stars at the Blue Jean Ball. The festivities will be hosted at Sinclair Plantation, the home of Davis and Robin Love. The night will be set under the oaks and lights as we begin the evening with Suzy and the Bird Dogs, then transition to a DJ and dancing. Enjoy delicious local food and an open bar featuring wines. As the night progresses, guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of fantastic silent and live auction items.

Parking at Wesley United Methodist Church, 6520 Frederica Road with shuttles to event. For more info, call 912-264-6246 or click here.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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.