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November 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, November 1st, 2019

68TH ANNUAL BRUNSWICK FAIR: DATES VARY BETWEEN OCTOBER 29, 2019 – NOVEMBER 2, 2019

The Exchange Club of Brunswick is proud to host its annual fair. 2019 marks the 68th year of bringing fun an entertainment to town for the enjoyment of our local community. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fair Operation Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 5 pm – 11 pm. Saturday: 1 pm – Midnight. For more info, click here.

Brunswick Exchange Club Fairgrounds: 101 Emery Dawson Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31520.

First Friday Brunswick GeorgiaFIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: NOVEMBER 1, 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.

Francis Fall BazaarFRANCIS FALL BAZAAR: NOVEMBER 2, 2019

This annual craft fair is a much-anticipated event each year, as discerning shoppers look for the perfect handcrafted items for those special people on their holiday list. Browse in air conditioned comfort among the many unique tables with items such as jewelry, fabric, woodworking, pottery, candles, and so much more!

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church: 1116 Richmond Street, Brunswick, GA. 9:00 AM To 3:00 PM. For more info, email amdgu@gmail.com.

St. Simons Antique ShowSIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: NOVEMBER 2, 2019 – NOVEMBER 3, 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!  All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. FREE. For more info, click here.

2019 Sole Jam2019 SOLE JAM: NOVEMBER 3, 2019

This concert is benefiting Riley’s Soles 4 Souls! Riley’s Soles 4 Souls is a nonprofit organization that stemmed from a young girl named Riley having a dream in 2014 to send shoes to less fortunate children overseas. With help from her parents and a lot of prayer, Riley’s Soles 4 Souls has since collected and donated over 5,000 pairs of shoes to people in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.

2019 ‘SOLE JAM’ Lineup: 1) 3 Day Weekend 2) Squirt Gun 3) Idle Hands
In addition to the music, there will also be on-site activities for the family including live music, food trucks, and multiple giveaway drawings.

Ticket info: $5.00 entry fee or shoe donation of any size.

Christmas Village Christmas LanternCHRISTMAS VILLAGE CHURCH LANTERN CLASS: NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Your Christmas village just got a whole lot cooler (and more functional)! Inspired by the vintage villages, this lantern class yields a gorgeous glass panel lantern themed like an old church front. Customize it as you please at this class, as TT teaches you the glass fusing basics. No experience necessary! After your glass panel has been fired, it will insert into the lantern and you can add “snow” to complete the look.

This is an adult class, with very limited space. The cost is $42 per person, and includes all materials. As always, you can byob and bring a friend! Join  November 7th to create this nostalgia-inducing project at The Tinted Tide.

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. $42.

Miss Suzy Story Time“MISS SUZY” STORY TIME: NOVEMBER 8, 2019

One Friday every month TT will provide coffee for the grown-ups, a project & story for the kids, and of course a fun place to socialize with other parents while the kids have a blast! Coffee for parents & paint supplies for the kids are fully provided (all ages 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. 10:00 AM To 11:00 AM. $16.

Blue Jean Ball St. Simons IslandBLUE JEAN BALL: NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Join us for a lovely evening of boot scootin’ under the stars at the Blue Jean Ball. The festivities will be hosted at Sinclair Planation, the home of Robin and Davis 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 music by DJ Weaver (Dr. John Weaver) and dancing. Enjoy delicious local food and an open bar. As the night progresses, you will have the opportunity to bid on an array of fantastic silent and live auction items. Last but not least, you do not have to worry about dressing up; just grab your favorite boots and jeans and come join the party!

Sinclair Plantation, the home of Robin and Davis Love: 6520 Frederica Road, St Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 264-6246. 6:00 PM To 10:00 PM. For more information, click here.Cerama-Glass Bowl ClassCERAMA-GLASS BOWL CLASS: NOVEMBER 9, 2019

The cerama-glass class is the first of it’s kind in their studio. 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 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 made will be created from your own color choice of glass and glaze. They will seal the glass in a thin layer of resin to protect/ preserve your piece, however these bowls are decorative and not meant for food use.

This is an adult class, and (as always) our classes are BYOB & bring a friend. Classes are for beginners, so no experience needed.You must reserve a spot to attend!

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. $34.

Guale Preserve Trail Run 

GUALE PRESERVE TRAIL RUN & FUN – COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: NOVEMBER 9, 2019

Please join the Board, Staff, Ambassadors, and Volunteers of the St. Simons Land Trust for a Community Celebration of Guale Preserve, a 258-acre wilderness area on the north end of St. Simons Island with abundant ecological, historical and cultural significance.

The celebration will include the island’s first Trail Run through Polly’s Trail inside the Preserve. Participants can choose between running the loop once or twice. Following the Trail Run, guests can participate in several fun, educational activities including those for kids.

There will be NO parking at the main entrance, Middle Road. Attendees are asked to bike into the Preserve or park at Oglethorpe Point Elementary School. A trolley will drive attendees from Oglethorpe to Guale Preserve from 7:30AM-11:30AM. Runners are asked to take the first trolley at 7:30AM. The race will begin at 8:00AM sharp.

Please Note: The Trail Run is limited to 100. Early registration is therefore advised. The first 50 registrants receive a free T-shirt.

St. Simons Land Trust. 7:30 AM To 11:00 AM. For more info, call (912) 638-9109, email rkitchen@sslt.org or click here. **Heavy rain cancels event.**

A.W. Jones Heritage Center Store Open HouseHOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: NOVEMBER 9, 2019

Enjoy 20% off storewide and special members-only events throughout the day including breakfast, a wine tasting demonstration from 1 – 2 p.m., and the chance to win a holiday door prize! New and exclusive merchandise will be introduced and select vendors will be displaying their latest products.

Larry Hobbs will be available at 10 a.m. to sign copies of his books, Coast Tales: True Historic Stories from Georgia’s Golden Isles and A Historical Crash Course on Coastal Georgia and the Golden Isles. Buddy Sullivan will be on hand at 11 a.m. to sign his new books, Thomas Spalding, Antebellum Planter of Sapelo, Life & Labor on Butler Island: Rice Cultivation in the Altamaha Delta, and Blackbeard Island: A History. Amy Roberts and co-author Patrick J. Holladay, Ph.D. will be there at 1 p.m. to sign copies of Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles. At 2 p.m., Pamela Muller, author of Neptune’s Honor, will be signing books.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center Store at The St. Simons Island Lighthouse: 610 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM. For more info, click here.

Paddling Film Festival2019 PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 10, 2019

On The Fly Outfitters, located in Historic Downtown Brunswick, is proud to bring back an exciting NEW line-up of award winning paddling films for the 2nd year. 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.

• Beer generously provided by Southbound Brewing Company.
• Raffles and Prizes from On The Fly Outfitters, Southeast Adventure Outfitters, BOTE Paddleboards, DryCASE, YETI, Orvis, United by Blue, Adventure Medical Kits and many more.
• FREE SWAG – hats, shirts, stickers, koozies and more!

Tickets: $15 in advance online at Eventbrite.com OR $20 cash at the door. All proceeds benefit Paddle4Tomorrow. Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite OR stop by On The Fly Outfitters.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 2:30 PM To 5:30 PM.

Brunswick Porch FestPORCH FEST: NOVEMBER 10, 2019

A neighborhood music spectacle where front porches become stages, yards become venues and radical generosity rules the day. Take a stroll, grab some food truck grub, hear some groovy live music.

Historic Downtown Brunswick, GA. 12:00 PM To 5:00 PM. For more info, email porchfestbwk@gmail.com or click here to see the map.

Golden Isles Fund for TreesGOLDEN ISLES FUND FOR TREES: NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Join Under the Trees Tuesday November 12th at 5:00 PM. Nibbles & Nosh. Happy Hour Drink Prices. Music by Owen Plant.

Door Prizes from our award-winning Tree Preservationists:

        • Village Inn & Pub
        • Mellow Mushroom
        • Monkey Wrench Bicycles
        • Savannah Bee Company Gift Baskets
        • Flowers by Edward on St. Simons

Village Inn And Pub: 500 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM. $15. For more info, call (912) 689-7408 or email goldenislesfundfortrees@gmail.com.

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GAMOONRISE AT ECHO: NOVEMBER 12, 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.Everybody KnowsTHE LITERARY GUILD PRESENT EVERYBODY KNOWS: NOVEMBER 13, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Everybody Knows, Spain/France, 2018, directed by Asghar Farhadi.  Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister’s wedding.  The trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.  In Spanish with English subtitles; 133 minutes; rated R.

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.Duck SoupCINEMA GOURMET: NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, continues Thursday, November 14, 2019 with the Four Marx Brothers in their hilarious, wacky, chaotic comedy, Duck Soup.  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.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here. 6:30 PM.

Privateer Lynx

EXPLORE THE TALL SHIP LYNX: DATES VARY BETWEEN NOVEMBER 14, 2019 – NOVEMBER 30, 2019

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 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 ship will be at Morningstar Marina will make a grand arrival November 10. The lynx and crew is also offering daily public sailing which is a public 2 1/2 interactive sailing aboard the historical Privateer Lynx, Tickets for the public sailing are now available here.

Morningstar Marinas – Golden Isles: 206 Marina Dr, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.Rustic Navity Clay Class

RUSTIC NATIVITY CLAY CLASS: NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Nativity scenes come in all shapes, styles, and sizes! In this class we will create a nesting scene from clay that involves Joseph, Mary and of course baby Jesus. This 3-person nativity is a rustic, shabby chic version of a classic Christmas favorite. Easy enough for beginners, this class will leave you with a timeless ceramic decoration that you can gift at Christmas or display for many years to come.

This all-inclusive event is $27 per person. You must pre-register online to create with us 6-8 on Thursday, November 14th! BYOB, bring yourself and a friend, and prepare to get messy. Create characters step-by-step from clay, and after it has dried and been fired you can return to paint the colors of your choice (return during walk-in hours, 11-7 Monday-Saturday).

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. $27.

Schooner VirginiaSCHOONER VIRGINIA COMING TO BRUNSWICK: NOVEMBER 15, 2019 – NOVEMBER 30, 2019

Schooner Virginia is a 122 ft. wooden replica of a 20th century pilot tall ship that had the same name. Schooner Virginia is owned and operated by the City of Norfolk along with nonprofit organization Nauticus foundation.   Schooner Virginia sails the Eastern Seaboard, Canada and the Caribbean offer the Public sailing aboard schooner Virginia as well as their Youth Educational Program.They will be docked at the Brunswick Landing Marina where they will be offering public sailing aboard Schooner Virginia as well as public deck tours, and their educational program for youth.

For information and Schooner Virginia public sailing and deck tour schedule contact St Marys Tall Ship Alliance at www.smtsa.org, email  info@smtsa.org,  or call ( 803 ) 372-4009.

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

Eat, Drink & Paint Light Up Night

EAT, DRINK & PAINT LIGHT UPS: NOVEMBER 16 and 30, 2019

Don’t miss out this November on our fantastic light-up painting event, featuring food, drinks, holiday tunes, lots of fun… AND discounts on your light-ups as a bonus for painting them early before the Christmas rush!

We’ll provide food and drinks for this 3 hour event, so bring a friend and get ready to be festive! On the day that you select to attend, you will have your choice of any of the light-ups pictured above. Selection IS limited, so if you know what you’d like to paint please mention it in the comments upon reservation.

Reservations are $50 to hold your place, and that total will be applied to the light up of your choice when you arrive, see all options by clicking below. You must pre-register to attend!

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. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. $50.

Moxie Craft FestMOXIE CRAFT FEST: NOVEMBER 16, 2019

Join us for yet another fresh, modern handmade market on November 16th in beautiful, historic downtown Brunswick! Get a head start on your holiday shopping by supporting over 40 of the area’s best handmade makers and artists. Bring the whole family, grab yourself a cup of Wake Up coffee, and snag yourself and your loved ones some beautifully handcrafted one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays. See you there!

Historic Downtown Brunswick: Newcastle St. , Brunswick, GA. 31520. 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM. For more info, click here.

Sea Island Half Marathon and 10K

SEA ISLAND HALF MARATHON AND 10K: NOVEMBER 16, 2019

Runners in the Sea Island Half Marathon and 10K will be treated to a scenic course with minimal elevation gain. Race entries are limited and early registration is suggested.

All participants will receive:

        • A ticket to the vineyard vines Champagne Brunch
        • Participant performance tee
        • Limited Edition Finisher medal

Race staff available at Sea Island to answer course and race questions the day before the race. Special race and room packages available.

The Cloister, Sea Island: 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA 31561. For more info, call (888)-577-5980, email info@resortraces.com or click here. 7:15 AM To 10:00 AM.

Katie Deal

KATIE DEAL IS CRAZY FOR PATSY CLINE: NOVEMBER 17, 2019

Having sold out two national tours of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Katie Deal takes the stage with her own story of how the music and style of Patsy Cline have changed her life forever. With a new take on nostalgia, Katie’s one-woman show, Katie Deal in: Crazy for Patsy Cline features a live band, tight harmonies and a powerhouse singer. In this afternoon of “pure Patsy” you will learn a little bit about Katie, a little bit about Ms. Patsy, and a lot about why Patsy’s music is loved by so many.

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., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 3:00 PM. For more information, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Elmer Gantry

THE LITERARY GUILD PRESENT BURT LANCASTER MOVIE SERIES: NOVEMBER 18 + 20, 2019

Join us at the St. Simons Public Library for a showing of Burt Lancaster’s best movies (Wednesdays) and a discussion of the novels on which these movies were based (Mondays). The novels are available at the St. Simons Public Library.

November 18, 20 – Elmer Gantry. St. Simons Literary Guild: PO Box 20822, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 399-8481, email cjjohns@tds.net, or click here. 2:00 PM. Free.

Kaye Schmitz and The Consort Conspiracy

LITERARY GUILD MEET THE AUTHOR | KAYE SCHMITZ: NOVEMBER 18, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author series presents Kaye Schmitz and The Consort Conspiracy.  The St. Augustine author will talk about her novel set just up the road in Midway, Georgia.  The plot concerns the town’s historic cemetery, which has protected the identity of a brutal murderer, whose act of betrayal changed the course of the town’s history.  Eight generations later, a Bostonian, Kate Covington, in Midway to film a documentary, uncovers the truth about the murder and eventually changes the town’s history and Kate’s future as well.

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.

RSM ClassicTHE RSM CLASSIC: NOVEMBER 18, 2019 – NOVEMBER 24, 2019

In 2010, the Davis Love Foundation partnered with the PGA TOUR to become the Host Organization of The RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event. The inaugural event occurred in October 2010 and currently holds a title sponsor contract with RSM, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, through 2020. Over the first eight years, The RSM Classic has raised more than $9 million to support charities focused on children and families in need. The funds benefit many organizations including Special Olympics (National, State and Local) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia.

MONDAY: Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players — GROUNDS CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

                  • The BMW Pro-Am Event — Seaside Course

TUESDAY: Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players — GROUNDS CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

                  • Wiffle Ball Classic featuring PGA TOUR Players and Wives — FREE to the public, Frederica Academy Baseball Field, 5pm
                  • Meet the Pros hosted by Rotary Club of St Simons Island

WEDNESDAY: Community Day — FREE admission to the general public. Gates open at approx. 7am

                    • The Yamaha Pro-Am Event — located on Seaside and Plantation Courses
                    • Youth Golf Zone sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System featuring PGA TOUR Players — Sea Island Golf Performance Center Practice Putting Green, 3pm
                    • Charity Putting Challenge featuring PGA TOUR pros, Special Olympics athletes and Boys and Girls Club participants — Sea Island Golf Performance Center Practice Putting Green, 4pm

THURSDAY: Round 1 of The RSM Classic (Seaside and Plantation Courses)—Gates open at approx. 9am

FRIDAY: Round 2 of The RSM Classic (Seaside and Plantation Courses)—Gates open at approx. 9am

SATURDAY: Round 3 of The RSM Classic (Seaside Course only)—Gates open at approx. 9am

                    • Military Appreciation Day
                    • Bridgestone Folds of Honor Million Dollar Challenge — located near the main entrance
                    • The RSM Concert Event featuring Cole Swindell, sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System — located at St Simons Island Airport

SUNDAY: Final Round of The RSM Classic (Seaside Course only) — Gates open at approx. 9am. Trophy Presentation on the 18th green immediately following the completion of play.

The Lodge At Sea Island Golf Club: 100 Retreat Avenue, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-3266 or click here.

Biggest Little Farm

THE LITERARY GUILD PRESENT BIGGEST LITTLE FARM: NOVEMBER 22, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Biggest Little Farm, USA, 2019, directed by John Chester.  An endearing, inspiring, thoughtful documentary about one couple’s dogged determination to transform a forsaken orchard into a resplendent, traditional farm.  92 minutes; rated PG.

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.

B-17 at the St. Simons Island Airport

B-17 AT THE ST. SIMONS ISLAND AIRPORT: DATES VARY BETWEEN NOVEMBER 23, 2019 – NOVEMBER 24, 2019

The fully preserved B-17 Aluminum Overcast heavy bomber will make the last stop of this year’s national tour when it visits the St. Simons Island Airport on November 22-24, 2019. The 75-year-old warbird is one of a fleet of historic planes owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), a national organization dedicated to supporting the love of aviation, and sharing that passion with others. Local EAA Chapter 905, based at the St. Simons Island Airport, is host organization for the tour stop.

The aircraft is now more than 90 percent accurate to its wartime construction, with allowances for updated technology in such areas as navigation and brakes. When it is not touring the country, Aluminum Overcast is on display at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Tours can be accessed at the EAA chapter hangar located at 1797 Demere Road, St. Simons Island. Ground tours of Aluminum Overcast are available from 2-5- PM on November 22-24. Tour prices are $10 for individuals, and $20 for families. Veterans and active military members tour free. Flights are available by reservation from 10AM-1 PM on those days as well. For prices and available times, visit B17.org or call 800-359-6217.

St. Simons Island Airport: 115 Terminal Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (800) 359-6217 or click here. 2:00 PM To 5:00 PM.

Fort Frederica National Monument

EVENING LIME RICK BURN AND CANDLE LIGHT TOUR: NOVEMBER 23, 2019

Watch as staff members from Fort Frederica National Monument light the night with the annual burning of the lime rick and candlelight tour of the town site. The program will begin near the park’s visitor center. The lighting of the lime rick is dependent on weather conditions.

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with some of the residents of Frederica town during a candlelight tour after the burning of the lime rick. At the end of the program, there will be a black powder weapon firing demonstration.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, Michael Seibert at (912) 638-3639 ex. 104 or click here. 6:00.Cole Swindell

THE RSM CLASSIC CONCERT FEATURING COLE SWINDELL: NOVEMBER 23, 2019

America’s country star Cole Swindell will be taking the stage on Saturday, November 23rd at the St. Simons Island Airport! Since The RSM Classic Concert Event sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System began in 2011, it has showcased some of the most recognizable names in the music industry including country music superstars Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, Toby Keith, and Gary Allan. A limited number of tickets are sold each year to this popular event, so be sure to get yours today!

St. Simons Island Airport: 115 Terminal Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. For more info, click here.

Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at The King and Prince Resort

THANKSGIVING BRUNCH BUFFET AT THE KING AND PRINCE RESORT: NOVEMBER 28, 2019

Join for the annual traditional Thanksgiving feast from 11:00 AM To 3:00 PM. Reservations required by calling 912-268-5967.

King And Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-268-5967, email echostsimons@gmail.com or to see the full menu, click here.

Wobble B4U Gobble 5K and Fun RunWOBBLE B4U GOBBLE 5K: NOVEMBER 28, 2019

Join for the third annual Wobble B4U Gobble 5K and Fun Run! Enter the costume contest also for a chance to win some great prizes. All proceeds directly benefit the Risley Annex PTA to Include the students at Morningstar Academy and Glynn Learning center.

Onsite registration begins at 6:30 AM. The Fun Run begins at 7:30 AM and the 5k will begin at 8 AM. A little exercise and the chance to help others sounds like the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving Morning.

900 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, 31520. 8:00 AM. For more info, including registration, click here.

Brunswick Christmas Tree Lighting

2019 CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: NOVEMBER 29, 2019

Historic Downtown Brunswick will see a lot of faces during the Christmas Tree Lighting. Our Christmas tree will be lighted at Jekyll Square East, between Ned Cash Jewelers and Tipsy McSway’s on Newcastle Street. With restaurants staying open late, businesses participating in the lighted window decorating contest, Christmas carols, horse driven carriage rides, and a visit from Santa we will have a beautiful night to remember!

Historic Downtown Brunswick: Newcastle St. , Brunswick, GA 31520. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM. For more info, click here.

Comedy Night at The King and Prince Resort

COMEDY NIGHT AT THE KING AND PRINCE: NOVEMBER 30, 2019

HEADLINER: Al Ernst

Al Ernst has been named Carnival Cruise Lines “Entertainer of the Year,” which is saying something when Carnival fills more than 5,000 entertainment gigs a year. Al has performed hundreds of corporate gigs over the years, which he credits to his ability to combine rudimentary motivational speaking with non-confrontational humor. He has been a Professional Wrestling announcer and hosted of his own show, “A View from the Cheap Seats.” His TV credits include all major networks and cable from CNN, TNN, ESPN, A&E, Comedy Central and HBO.

OPENING ACT: Paul Jensen

Comedian Paul Jensen hailing from St. Louis, has learned to take life’s hard knocks and use it to fuel his comedy. He grew up as the only American citizen in his family which made for an interesting childhood. Never the class clown, Paul was the quiet kid who never fit in. This helped him develop a quick wit which he used to deal with life’s problems. After running his own business for years, getting married and starting a family he decided on a whim to try stand-up comedy. It turned out to be the one place where he fit in perfectly! After winning several comedy contests Paul began performing at clubs and theaters throughout the country. His comedy act comes from real life and is funny, never filthy. He is the total package… as long as you want a package that’s middle-aged, chubby and balding.

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. 18+ older. Check back closer to the event for dining specials at ECHO before the show. Tickets can be purchased here. 7:00 PM To 10:00 PM. $15 +Tax/fees. The King And Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5966, email echostsimons@gmail.com or click here.

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.

 

 

October 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & LibraryJOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: RECURRING WEEKLY ON THURSDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 26, 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.Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: RECURRING WEEKLY ON FRIDAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 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.

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.


Arctic THE LITERARY GUILD PRESENT ARCTIC:
OCTOBER 2, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Arctic.  Iceland/Demark, 2019, directed by Joe Penna.  After a rescue attempt to his plane crash site fails, Overgård must decide whether to stay in the relative safety of his makeshift camp with dwindling supplies or make an arduous trek out in the frigid “Arctic” with his injured rescuer.  In English and Danish with subtitles; 98 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.

Firebox Southern Soul BBQ

FIREBOX | SOUTHERN SOUL BBQ DINNER: OCTOBER 3, 2019

The boozy BBQ kickoff event to the weekend’s FIREBOX festivities. This year, we welcome Author & Chef Eddie Hernandez from the celebrated Taqueria del Soul empire of restaurants. Chef Eddie and Restaurateur Mike Klank will join us in the kitchen and smokehouse as we put out a spread that pairs up perfectly with Wild Heaven Beer’s taps and the Virgil Kaine bourbon portfolio.

On the beverage tip, joining us for the sixth consecutive year, is Sarah Young with the award-winning Wild Heaven Brewery out of Avondale Estates, Georgia. Our good buddy David Szlam, founder and proprietor of Virgil Kaine Distilling comes packing bourbons as well.

This is an all-inclusive event with all food & beverage tastings included in the ticket price.

Southern Soul Barbeque: 2020 Demere Rd, at the Roundabout, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-7685 or click here. 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM. $65

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: OCTOBER 4, 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.

Love is a Lion TourLOVE IS A LION TOUR: OCTOBER 4, 2019

Get ready for an exciting evening of worship with the WAY Radio Fall Concert with Citizen Way, Jason Grey and new artist The Young Escape on Friday, October 4th, at First Baptist Church Brunswick.

First Baptist Church of Brunswick: 708 Mansfield Street, Brunswick, GA. 7:00 PM. Free. For more info, click here.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

THE ISLAND PLAYERS | THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK: DATES VARY BETWEEN OCTOBER 4, 2019 – OCTOBER 27, 2019

The Great American Trailer Park Musical is a two-act musical, written by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso. It explores the relationships between the tenants at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Florida, particularly between Pippi, “the stripper on the run,” the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie, and Jeannie’s tollbooth-collector husband Norbert. It was performed in the first annual New York Music Theater Festival in 2004 and Off-Broadway in 2005. Th-Fri-Sat- 7:30PM, Sun Matinee: 3PM

The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

Coastfest 2019

COASTFEST 2019: OCTOBER 5, 2019

Georgia’s largest celebration of our state’s coastal natural resources is ready to take center stage! The 25th edition of this annual event will take place at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick on Saturday, October 5th 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 2019 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 2019 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!

Bay Street at Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info call (912) 264-7218 or click here. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Firebox Southern Soul BBQ

FIREBOX | BBQ ON THE BLUFF: OCTOBER 5, 2019

The Big Event. An evening of expertly wood-fired BBQ under the mighty oaks of Gascoigne Bluff featuring live music from regional favorites, Bonnie Blue.

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 craft beer and wine while strolling the historic grounds once home to a Sea Island cotton plantation, lumber mill and shipping point for timber.

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.

This is an all-inclusive event with all food & beverage tastings included in ticket price.

Gascoigne Bluff: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM To 10:00 PM. $65. For more info, call (912) 638-7685, email info@southernsoulbbq.com, or click here.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: OCTOBER 5, 2019 – OCTOBER 6, 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!  All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. FREE. For more info, click here.

The Stables At FredericaPUMPKINS AND PONY RIDES: SATURDAYS UNTIL OCTOBER 26, 2019

Come join the Stables at Frederica as we celebrate autumn with our annual Pumpkin Patch and Pony Rides. Support our middle and high school interscholastic team as they lead young riders on the island’s cutest ponies, then pick the perfect pumpkin for fall!

The Stables At Frederica: 150 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 434-4760. Saturdays October 5th, 12th, 20th, and 26th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Proceeds from Pony Rides benefit the Stables at Frederica High and Middle School IEA Teams.

Rhythm on the RiverRHYTHM ON THE RIVER | TIE DYED SUNSET: OCTOBER 6, 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. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Free.

Literary Guild of St. Simons IslandLITERARY GUILD MEET THE AUTHOR | SIX WOMEN, SIX STORIES: OCTOBER 7, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents “Six Women, Six Stories.”  Authors Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Kate Quinn, Sophie Perinot and Heather Webb will talk about their collaborative book, Ribbons of Scarlet:  A Novel of the French Revolution.  (Books will be sold by the G.J. 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. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

Orvis 50/50 on the Water Film TourTHE ORVIS 50/50 ON THE WATER FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 8, 2019

Come and be inspired to get out on the water: The On The Fly Outfitter Fly Fishing Festival and the Orvis “50/50 on the Water” Film Tour features 12 fly-fishing films by and about female anglers!

 The Fly Fishing Festival before the films will include a Garage Sale with all Outdoor Gear and Apparel from 50% to 70% OFF along with Fly Fishing vendor booths including G.Loomis, Hatch Reels, YETI, Orvis, Scientific Angler, Marshwear, Inspire Active Wear and more. Admission also includes FREE food and beverages provided by Halyard’s Catering, FREE beer from Sweetwater Brewing, professional fly casting demos/instruction, a HUGE Raffle with BIG prizes from our vendors (mentioned above) and a popcorn machine for the Orvis 50/50 On The Water Film Festival at 7pm screened outside under the stars!!!

5:30pm – 7:00pm Outdoor Festival (Fly Casting Demos, Vendor Tents, Food by Halyards Catering, Beer by Sweetwater, Underwood Wine + soft drinks.)

7:00pm – 8:30pm The ORVIS 50/50 On The Water Film Tour Fly Fishing Films under the stars at Village Creek Landing. A top notch offering of 12 fly fishing films totaling 90 minutes of inspiring and adrenaline packed films.Village Creek Landing: 526 South Harrington Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here5:30 PM To 8:30 PM. $40/Adult, $20/Youth (13-20 yrs old), FREE for Kids 12 and under.


ABBAMANIA

ABBAMANIA IN CONCERT: OCTOBER 10, 2019

In the beginning, “ABBAMANIA” was six months in rehearsals just for vocal arrangements.  Abba’s harmonies are very difficult to reproduce as ABBA recorded their vocals many times on each record to make them sound so big and full. Not only did the cast have to look like Anni-Frid, Bjorn, Benny and Agnetha, they had to sound like them. ABBAMANIA was a huge venture. They are backed by a live band and carry charts for a full symphony show.  They sold out two shows, 6000 tickets, with the San Diego Symphony.

With authentic costumes, made by the seamstress from MAMMA MIA, and incredible vocals, ABBAMANIA will take you back in time to when ABBA was on stage, live in concert.

Food vendor to be announced soon! Rainbow Island/Sea Island. 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. $45/person. For more info, click here.

The Night of the HunterCINEMA GOURMET | THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER: OCTOBER 10, 2019

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, kicks off the 2019-20 season on Thursday, October 10, 2019 with Charles Laughton’s beautiful and terrifying masterpiece, The Night of the Hunter. 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.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here. 6:30 PM.

Fall Fruit Cooking Class St. Simons Island

FALL FRUIT HARVEST COOKING CLASS: OCTOBER 12, 2019

Fall into the autumn season with Chef Donna MacPhearson as she brings together amazing harvest flavors fresh from the farm. The menu will include: Fall Apple & Squash Harvest Soup, Apple & Cabbage Flatbread w/Gravestine Apple Balsamic Reduction Apple, Pear Sundried Cranberry Strudel, Spiced Pear Jam.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. $55. For more info, click here.

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GAMOONRISE AT ECHO: OCTOBER 13, 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.

Never Look Away

THE LITERARY GUILD PRESENT NEVER LOOK AWAY: OCTOBER 16, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Never Look Away, Germany, 2019, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.  Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, this tells the story of a young art student, Kurt Tom Schilling, who falls in love with a fellow student, Ellie Paula Beer.  Ellie’s father is dismayed by the relationship and vows to destroy it.  In German with English subtitles; 189 minutes; rated R.

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.

St. Simons Art CrawlART CRAWL: OCTOBER 17, 2019

The St. Simons Art Crawl is always an enjoyable evening for the public to come out and view new works of art while enjoying light refreshments. For this fall’s art crawl, on Thursday, October 17, from 4-7 pm, four local galleries wanted to expand the celebration of the arts. What better way than join with the immensely talented Golden Isles Youth Orchestra?  The GIYO was formed in 2005 to introduce classical music to the children of Glynn County and surrounding areas. Its goal is to offer a positive learning environment where teamwork prevails and where friendships that are rooted in a shared passion for music flourish, crossing the boundaries of geography, income, race and gender. Today, over 700 young students participate in the GIYO. During the crawl, young musicians will be playing at each of the galleries.  In appreciation, ArtTrends Gallery, Anderson Gallery, Wallin Gallery and Glynn Visual Arts will donate 10% of sales to the GIYO, and donations will gladly be accepted.  All are invited to join us on October 17th for this special celebration of the arts.

Art Trends Gallery: 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-4761 or email info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz. 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM.

Firebox Street PartyFIREBOX STREET PARTY BENEFIT: OCTOBER 18, 2019
On Friday, October 18th at 7PM Tipsy McSway’s and other local partners will be hosting a Street Party to benefit FIREBOX. Heart Shaped Box, a Nirvanna Tribute Band, will be playing live music. Head on down and enjoy food, friends, and fun in Historic Downtown Brunswick.

Sponsored by :

            • Tipsy McSway’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill
            • SoGlo Guitar Gallery
            • 107.7 The Fox Radio
            • Richland Rum
            • Sweetwater Brewing Co.
            • Southern Soul BBQ
            • Certified Burgers & Beverages
            • h2o creative group

Tipsy McSway’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill: 1414 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM. $10, click here for tickets.

Haunted Union Street Ghost Tour

HAUNTED UNION STREET GHOST TOUR: OCTOBER 18 + 26, 2019

This family-friendly ghost tour along downtown Brunswick’s historic Union Street will kick off your Halloween festivities in a fun and unique way! Hear the legends and lore about some of the oldest houses in town, while finding out about the spirits who might still linger in the area today. This walking tour will last about an hour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight. Please – no pets. Rain cancels. Don’t miss it! Last year’s tour sold out quickly! Proceeds benefit the Union Street Enhancement Group and go toward projects such as street lighting, median landscaping, etc.

Union Street, Downtown Brunswick, GA, 31520. For more info, call (912) 996-0663 or email deanhome@bellsouth.net. 7:00 PM. Adults – $15. Children (Under 13) – $5

Slow Food Harvest FestivalSLOW FOOD HARVEST FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 18, 2019

Join Slow Food Coastal Georgia for a fantastic Friday night of fun, food trucks, and more as we celebrate the traditions of home grown food and hand made goods. Bring the family for an evening on the water during our second annual event!

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 5:00 PM To 9:00 PM. Free.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation6TH ANNUAL OPHELIA’S CLASSIC CAR CHALLENGE: OCTOBER 19, 2019

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 6th 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.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. (Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.) For more info, call (912) 264-7333 or click here. 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. $8 for Adults; $7 for Seniors; $5 for Youth. $20 to enter your car.  

Cannon's Point PreserveCANNON’S POINT PRESERVE FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: OCTOBER 19, 2019

Join in celebrating the five-year anniversary of Cannon’s Point Preserve! Activities will include: Bird walks, Southern area tours, snake presentation, talk and walks on maritime forest restoration and living shorelines…and more!

Parking is limited. You’re encouraged to bike into the Preserve or carpool with friends and family. Please plan to bring your own picnic lunch, snacks and water. With no trash cans on site, remember to pack it in and pack it out!

St. Simons Land Trust: Cannon’s Point Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912)638-9109, email rkitchen@sslt.org, or click here. 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Stay tuned for more event details. 

Fort Frederica

CELEBRATE ARCHAEOLOGY AT FORT FREDERICA: OCTOBER 19, 2019

The staff at Fort Frederica invites the local community to interact with professionals in the fields of archeology and historical preservation. Guest speakers and exhibitors will be on site to showcase archeological sites in Georgia, as well as, conduct children’s activities and display rarely seen artifacts. Guest speakers to include: Dr. Nick Honerkamp, Dr. Lindsey Cochran, Dr. Keith Ashley, Dr. Carolyn Rock, Dr. Richard Jefferies, and Michael Seibert. Exhibitors to include: Jim Sawgrass, Georgia Southern University, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, Southeastern Archaeological Center, and many others.

From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, a shuttle will run hourly between Fort Frederica and Cannon’s Point Nature Preserve in order to provide transportation to and from their 5th anniversary program. At 2:00 pm, a shuttle will take 20 guests to the tabby slave cabins at Gascoigne Bluff. The slave cabin program is first-come, first-serve. Please sign up the day of the festival.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Free. For more info, click here.

Brunswick Monster MashMONSTER MASH BASH: OCTOBER 19, 2019

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and Glynn Visual Arts are excited to host the second annual Halloween Monster Mash Bash, a joint fundraiser for the two arts organizations. Save the date for this fun-filled “spook-tac-ular” evening that will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Old City Hall in Historic Downtown Brunswick.

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 with the winners taking home coveted trophies.

Old City Hall: 1229 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 638-8770 or click here. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Burt Lancaster

THE LITERARY GUILD PRESENTS BURT LANCASTER MOVIE SERIES: OCTOBER 21 + 23,  2019

Join at the St. Simons Public Library for a showing of three of Burt Lancaster’s best movies (Wednesdays) and a discussion of the novels on which these movies were based (Mondays).

October 21, 23 – The Rose Tattoo

November 18, 20 – Elmer Gantry

2:00 PM, FREE. The novels are available at the St. Simons Public Library. Facebook: St. Simons Library Novel Movie Series.

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

RentGLYNN ACADEMY PLAYERS PRESENT RENT: DATES VARY BETWEEN OCTOBER 23, 2019 – OCTOBER 26, 2019

Glynn Academy Players present this special School Edition of the Broadway musical RENT at 7:30pm nightly October 23-26. Get your tickets online now. No day but today!

Glynn Academy: 1001 Mansfield St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here. 7:30 PM.

Meet the Author Series

LITERARY GUILD MEET THE AUTHOR | J. DOUG PARKER: OCTOBER 24, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents J. Doug Parker and A Killher Plan: Behind the Crime Scene Tape.  The author is retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after serving 30 years. His book is a true crime that he investigated for the GBI. The story provides insight into the course of action taken by a homicide investigator and goes “behind the crime scene tape” as he investigates an intriguing murder.

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.

Ghouls Just Want to Have FunGHOULS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN: OCTOBER 25, 2019

An Exclusive Luncheon for Witches Only. Dress up like your favorite witch and join us for a fabulous lunch. Prizes for the Best Costumes:

Sexiest Witch * Scariest Witch * Funniest Witch * Best Witch Hat
Furthest Traveled Witch * Most Authentic Witch * Most Creative

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM. $45 per person. Pre-purchase tickets online here www.goldenislesoliveoil.com or call 912-602-9736 to reserve your seat today! Limited Seating.

Coral Bowl Glass Class

HALLOWEEN CORAL BOWL GLASS CLASS AT THE TINTED TIDE: OCTOBER 26, 2019

Ready for some Halloween inspired creativity?! This class is fun, easy, and completely guided step-by-step. You get to create an amazing piece of art that suits the beach life perfectly! Each glass bowl is unique in color and style. The class cost is an all-inclusive $32, and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring wine, food, and friends! This class is suitable for high school age and up (kiddos can create glass projects in our camps/ kids workshops). Come join us October 26th to create something unique!

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. $32.

The Others

THE LITERARY GUILD PRESENT THE OTHERS: OCTOBER 30, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Others, USA/Spain, 2011, directed by Alejandro Amenábar.  Nicole Kidman delivers an utterly unforgettable performance in this scary and stylish thriller.  The unpredictable twists and turns of this compelling hit will keep you guessing as it keeps you riveted to the edge of your seat.  104 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.

Brunswick Trunk or Treat2ND ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT: OCTOBER 31, 2019

The most celebrated new event yet! Discover the best family friendly city-wide event for Halloween in Downtown Brunswick! Roads will be closed as kids and adults alike get to participate in contests, games, enjoy live music, and collect as much candy as possible. There will also be a Halloween costume contest and parade!

Newcastle St., Brunswick, 31520. 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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.

 

 

National Parks have been called “America’s Best Idea.”

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

37 National Parks. 37 Junior Ranger badges (bling). Fort Frederica Most Special.

 
National Parks have been called “America’s Best Idea.”   My family wholeheartedly agrees. 
For the last five years, my wife Kathy and our daughter Whitney have visited 37 National Parks and participated in the Junior Ranger Program.  When you complete a Junior Ranger Program at a a National Park, you get a badge. Our family calls it  “park bling”.
 
Our journey through America’s National Park System has touched each coast and places in between.  We have visited the  the Lewis Fort Frederica St Simons Islandand Clark National Historical Park on Oregon Coast, the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia, the National Mall in Washington, DC., and the Tuskegee Airmen National Park in Alabama.   
 
But out of all the National Parks we have visited and Junior Ranger Badges we have earned, Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island had the most impressive living history program.
 
When my family arrived at the King and Prince Hotel this spring, on top of our itinerary was to visit Fort Frederica.  
 
To be frankly honest, my 9 year old daughter was a little bit hesitant.  
 
“I don’t like war!” she declared in the backseat of our car during our short ten minute ride to the park from the hotel.  
 
Many of the South’s National Parks are connected with the Civil War. And despite its historical significance, my daughter’s recent visit to the Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain Battlefields near Chattanooga, Tennessee were not particularly her favorite parks.
 
But Fort Frederica was different. Instead of focusing on the brief battles that occurred in Colonial America, the park’s Junior Ranger program brings to life the people who lived there three centuries ago, the settlement and everyday life.  Walking through the park with the Fort Frederica Junior Ranger booklet (it is titled “Open the Door to Explore”) and a bag full of day to day Colonial items, the park turned into a playful scavenger hunt and adventure.
 
Walking among the ruins of the houses and mossy live oaks, we imagined living in the New World. Life as a child, making simple but important things, such as candles. And homes ranging from brick houses for the wealthy to huts made of palmetto leaves constructed by the poor in the community.
 
Of all the 37 badges (“bling”) my daughter has earned, Fort Frederica’s Junior Ranger booklet/program has been the most informative
Fort Frederica Junior Ranger Programand imaginative.  For days, my daughter re-lived the visit, talked about life nearly 300 years ago on St. Simons Island, making candles, running around the ancient trees and playing games.
 
America’s National Parks truly are its “Best Idea.”  And Fort Frederica is one of its best parks. Take that advice from a girl that does not like war, but likes to play, live life to the fullest and has 37 Junior Ranger badges.
 
Written by Pat Byington, The Green Register