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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.

 

 

August + Labor Day 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

 

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND Enjoy live music at ECHO most Thursdays – Saturdays. The Labor Day Weekend lineup is as follows:

Thursday, August 29 (6 – 9pm): Michael Brown + Jaime Rowell

Friday, August 30 (7 – 10pm): Phil King and the Island Kings

Saturday, August 31 (7 – 10pm): George Alread

*It’s worth noting that ECHO also has Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm; 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Click here to learn more about this and other ECHO specials.

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. Prime Rib DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019 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. St. Simons Island Antique Show ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019 – SUNDAY, 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.

Sounds by the Sea SOUNDS BY THE SEA: SATURDAY, 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. Little Light MusicA LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING SOUNDS OF MOTOWN: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

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

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $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   King and Prince Bloody MarySUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO:  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 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.

Did we mention ECHO won the following awards in Elegant Island Living’s “Best of 2019”: 1. Best Outdoor Dining 2. Best Brunch 3. Best View from a Restaurant 4. Best Bloody Mary 5. Best Specialty Cocktails

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. (Photo credit for Bloody Mary: @coastal.collab/IG)

 

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.

 

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.

 

January 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

bluegrass 42nd Annual New Year’s Bluegrass Festival: Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th, January 2018

Come experience what is becoming a Jekyll Island tradition, the New Year’s Bluegrass Festival. Take part in this 3 day event and hear some of the biggest names in bluegrass perform live at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

Ticket Prices:
3 Day Ticket (adult): $95/reserved, $90/general admission
3 Day Ticket (children): $50/reserved, $45/general admission
1 Day Ticket (adult): $45/reserved, $40/general admission
1 Day Ticket (children): $25/reserved, $20/general admission
Children 6 and under: FREE with parent
Order tickets online here. For more info, call 706-864-7203.

kevin_pullin_studio_2Kevin Pullen Exhibit: Thursday, January 4th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Kevin Pullen will be opening Glynn Visual Arts 2018 exhibition season with a one man show titled “Change Agent”. The opening reception will be January 4th, 2018 from 5:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m. and the exhibit will be housed at our Portman Gallery at 106 Island Drive, St Simons Island, GA.
The exhibit will focus on people and events that were agents for change. Kevin uses historical events as inspirations for his work. When asked why he focused on history for his subject matter he said “It is our human successes and failures that act as change agents and shape us for a world of exciting challenges. I use art to tell these stories and bring them to life. “
In conjunction with this exhibit, Kevin will be teaching a two-day sculpture workshop at Glynn Visual Arts, January 27th and 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information about the exhibit or the workshop, visit www.glynnvisualarts.org or call Glynn Visual arts at 912-638-8770.

Kevin Pullen is currently the artist in residence at Coastal College of Georgia and a broadcast/video instructor for Golden Isles Career Academy. To learn more about Kevin and to see more of his work, visit here.

AnnMarieDalisExhibitAnn Marie Dalis Exhibit: Friday 5th to Sunday 28th, January 2018

Be inspired by the work of local artist Ann Marie Dalis when her new exhibit Nature opens on First Friday, January 5, 2018 with a reception from 5-8 pm.

Observing nature has been a fascination for Ann Marie Dalis her entire life. Drawing, painting and sculpting low reliefs in clay is the focus of this exhibition. The show is a collection of scientific illustrative works and whimsical art. Since she was five years old, Dalis has painted in watercolor and her work in clay began in college. Painting in acrylics has introduced more vibrancy into her work. All three media are used to express impressions of Mother Nature.

Nature will be on display from January 5– 28, 2018 and can be seen Tuesday -Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment or during events. For more information about the exhibit or to find complete details about upcoming shows, including Cinema Gourmet, Aquila Theatre and Peach State Opera, contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at (912) 262-6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org.

neptune_park_fun_zone_web_sizeAnnual Polar Bear Plunge: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 – 11:30am to 12:30pm

How brave are you? Are you brave enough to dive into the icy waters of the Neptune Fun Zone Pool in January? This is a free event for anyone daring enough to take the plunge. Come register beginning at 11:30 a.m. and there will be a countdown until plunge time at 12:00 noon on January 6, 2018.

We love wacky costumes, so come dressed up, or come as you are! For more info, call the Glynn County Rec Department at 912-279-2836.

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered_flavored_water_exhibitFlavored Water Art Exhibit: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

ArtTrends Gallery on St. Simons Island is excited to announce its first guest artist of 2018. Artist Bonnie Rabert will present her new work in an exhibit entitled “Flavored Water”, which will run from January 9 through February 10.

This exhibit reflects the many watercolor techniques that the artist applies to portray her subjects. She will demonstrate a few of these during the Opening Reception on Thursday, January 11 from 5-7 pm.

Bonnie Rabert states, “When I decided to paint in watercolors, many people said it was the hardest medium. As a retired Food Stylist for photography, I was used to challenges. I wanted to pursue a looser form of art and have studied with several teachers to learn the beauty and mysteries of the medium to portray food, flowers, koi and scenes.” The public is cordially invited to view this special exhibit, along with new works for the New Year by the nine artists of ArtTrends Gallery, “the gallery with the orange door”, located at 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. For more info, please contact ArtTrends Gallery at 912-268-4761.

gi_hospitality_meeting_graphic_smInaugural Golden Isles Hospitality Celebration: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Please mark your calendars for the Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Inaugural Golden Isles Hospitality Celebration! Join us the evening of Thursday, January 11 at Sea Island as we celebrate and honor the largest industry in the Golden Isles and all those who are a part of our tourism family. It will be a fun evening filled with dinner, drinks, live music and recognition for those who go above and beyond in our industry.

Be a part of the first-ever Golden Isles Tourism Awards by nominating an employee, colleague, business or organization that has significantly influenced and impacted the Golden Isles hospitality industry and community as a whole. Award categories include Lifetime Achievement Award, Partner of the Year Award, Creative Expression Award, Best Impression Award, Rising Star Award, Behind the Scenes Award, Community Spirit Award, and Shared Vision Award. Learn more about the awards and submission process by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is December 22, 2017.

Tables and individual seats are available for reservation. Please contact Tomee Sellars to reserve your space now. For more info, call 912-638-9014.

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered_0_MonOncleCinema Gourmet Presents Mon Oncle: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, continues on Thursday, January 11, 2018 with the Academy Award Best Foreign film, Mon Oncle, directed and starring Jacques Tati. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Chef Judah Lynch of Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

Slapstick prevails in this 1958 comedy when Jacques Tati’s eccentric, old-fashioned hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in the oppressively ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a job. Tati plays the uncle of the title, whose sister is married to Monsieur Arpel, a plastics manufacturer. The Arpels live in a white horror of hygienic perfection, with a pristine yard, and an arsenal of gadgets. Bringing disorder into this cold, soulless place, with its forbidding gate and garden, Hulot delights his nephew with his aptitude for accidents. Mon Oncle is a supremely amusing satire of mechanized living and consumer society that earned the director the Academy Award for best foreign-language film.

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

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

website_listing_photo_shell_004_0_I_Hate_HamletThe Island Players Presents I Hate Hamlet: Friday 12th to Sunday 28th, January 2018

Set in John Barrymore’s old apartment in New York City – at the time, the author’s real life home – the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part. For more info, click here.

Jan. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Jan. 14, 21, 28, 2018 at 3 p.m

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St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast: Saturday, January 13th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Land Trust is thrilled to announce that the 18th annual Oyster Roast has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff.

This annual event is one that the SSLT team and members, along with the entire island community, look forward to each year. It is a night of food, fun and community, and none of it would be possible without the help of our volunteers, donors and sponsors. Last year’s event was a smashing success and we look forward to another fantastic evening!

Tickets are $85 for non-members, and $60 for members (through Jan. 5). We hope to see you there! For more info, click here or call 912-638-9109.

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If you care about the world around you and want to do your part to make it a better place, you won’t want to miss this interactive weekend. OHM’s conference features two days – Saturday is a day to learn and be inspired; Sunday is a day to put our ideas into action! Join us Saturday at the Jekyll Island Convention Center for interactive workshops, coastal advocacy training, and inspirational speakers across five interactive tracks. On Sunday, we’ll go behind the scenes at nearby coastal destinations, participate in a dialogue about community needs, and plan coastal action projects with NEW half-day field trips! For more info, click here.

americasboatingclub-logotranssquareSeamanship Course: Monday, January 15th to Monday, February 19th, 2018

The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course (ABC) or may be the first step into building boating confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures for both power and sail.

  • When: January 15 through February 19 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (6-Mondays)
  • Where: University of GA Marine Extension (715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA 31520)
  • Cost of Text:
    • $58.00 – for Golden Isles Sail and Power Squadron Members
    • $76.00 – for non-members
  • Registration and Questions: Registration Ends January 8
    • You may call or text Captain Paul Truelove at 410-703-2346, or register here.

awjones-3An Overview of Coastal Georgia History: January 16th to February 20th, 2018

Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Senior Historian, Buddy Sullivan, will present a six-week history course, “An Overview of Coastal Georgia History,” which chronologically traces Georgia’s coastal history from Native American culture through 20th century events, including World War II. For more info, click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_005_harrington_schoolHarrington School Speaker Series: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm

For our monthly Speaker Series, Kevin Kiernan, Ph.D. will give an interesting presentation on the education of African Americans on St. Simons during the Reconstruction Period. It should be very enlightening! 291 S. Harrington Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call 912-634-0330.

aq_austin206-copy-2_richard-termineJane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility: Friday, January 19th, 2018 – 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to host the Aquila Theatre from New York and present their innovative production of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre.

Jane Austen is one of the most popular and beloved authors of all time and Sense & Sensibility is one her most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited especially for the women.The story revolves around the lives of two sisters, Elinor who is level headed and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic, Marinanne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives while their half brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy.

Aquila Theatre’s mission is to make classical works accessible to the greatest number. They are a major part of New York’s theatrical landscape producing a regular season of plays along with their annual touring season of classical theatre. Artistic Director Desiree Sanchez has created a bold production that incorporates innovative use of space, movement, projection, design and sound.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and The Ritz Theatre will be hosting the company from January 12 through the 19th as they prepare for their winter tour. “We are thrilled to have Aquila here,” said Heather Heath, Executive Director. “We have had them here in the past and they always stage the highest quality productions. When they approached us about using the Ritz as a rehearsal space and offering to perform, we couldn’t turn that down. And who doesn’t love Jane Austen!”

This will be an exceptional evening of theatre; so don’t miss the opportunity to enter the world of Jane Austen with the Aquila Theatre’s production of Sense & Sensibility. The performance on January 19th is a benefit for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and advance tickets for members are $20 and advance tickets for nonmembers are $25. Price increases $5 if tickets are purchased the day of the show. The cost for students (with ID) is only $5 each. For more info, click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_005_harrington_schoolHarrington School Sweetgrass Basket Sewing Class: Saturday, January 20th, 2018 – 11:00am to 2:00pm

The class will be taught at the Harrington School by Mr. Gregory Grant of Liberty County. Gregory is an expert in sweetgrass basket making in the Gullah Geechee tradition. The class is $100 and all supplies and equipment will be provided. You will also be able to take your creation home with you. Space is limited. Please call the Harrington School at (912) 638-0341 between Tuesday – Thursday 10-2pm to reserve your spot and make payment. For more info, click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_005_3_Historical_societyCoastal Georgia Historical Society’s Annual Meeting: Sunday, January 21st, 2018 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Age of Jazz. The Age of Ambition. The 1920s were a time of glamour and wealth in New York City. The financial sector dominated the nation and the world. Arts and entertainment flourished, driven by media moguls, publishers, Broadway producers, musicians, architects and fashion designers. New York City became the cultural and commercial center of the country.

On Sunday, January 21 at the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, author and historian Donald L. Miller, Ph.D., will examine this transformative decade in a lecture based on his critically acclaimed book Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America. His story is told against the background of Jimmy Walker’s mayoralty, when the dapper politician personified a period of glamour and excess. Jimmy Walker and his second wife Betty Compton, a former Ziegfeld Follies showgirl, visited Sea Island – perhaps when he considered himself the “goodwill ambassador for New York.”

Dr. Miller will discuss some of the ambitious men and women who flocked to New York during the 1920s and made their marks as visionaries and entrepreneurs in emerging industries such as radio, television, fashion, and entertainment. This diverse group of out-of-towners shaped the contours of 20th century America.

Best known for his books on military history, Dr. Miller has also focused on the social and urban history of modern America. In addition to being the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College, he has hosted, co-produced, or served as historical consultant for more than thirty television documentaries, including PBS’s American Experience and A Biography of America. He is a co-founder and member of the Presidential Counselors Advisory Board for the National World War II Museum.

The meeting will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3 p.m. in The Cloister Ballroom on Sea Island. Society members attend the meeting and lecture free of charge. The cost for non-members is $25. Registration is required by clicking here or calling (912) 634-7090.

brunswickstewbileeposterAnnual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: Saturday, January 27th, 2018 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park (Downtown Brunswick). Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. For more info, click here.

  • The motorcycle ride will begin at 9:00am.
  • The pooch parade will begin at 10:15am.
  • 3 Day Weekend will perform from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
  • The Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

cin-4403-edit-2_2_peach_state_operaPeach State Opera Presents Cinderella: Sunday, January 28th, 2018 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to present the return of Peach State Opera and their production of Cinderella, Gioachino Rossini’s fairy tale opera on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick.

Some of the details may be different (this version has a wicked stepfather, a philosopher in lieu of fairy godmother, and a bracelet instead of glass slipper), but in Rossini’s Cinderella, goodness and nobility of heart still triumph over greed and envy. Peach State Opera makes full use of the vocally acrobatic arias, buoyant ensembles, and comic touches that will delight both the young and the young-at-heart.

Considered by many as one of Rossini’s funniest operas, it still has a serious side to remind us that the happy ending to Cinderella’s story wasn’t just a gift from some benevolent fairy. On her journey from servant’s quarters to a princess’ throne, she faces some real dangers. In overcoming them, she displays a gentle and tolerant spirit, some profoundly adult insights — and the pluck and courage to defy everyone who stands in her way.

Peach Sate Opera, a touring company that brings opera to communities across Georgia and beyond was founded in 2009. The organization’s guiding principle is that all audiences deserve access to opera and that the opera world needs a place where emerging artists can express themselves. All their performances are condensed family-friendly versions and are performed in English.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see opera live at the Ritz with Peach State Opera’s production of Cinderella on Sunday, January 28th at 3 pm. Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Advance tickets for nonmembers are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors (age 65 and up). Price increases $5 if tickets are purchased the day of the show. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each. To purchase advance tickets, click here, or visit the Ritz Theatre box office, 1530 Newcastle St., Tuesdays – Fridays 9 am to 5 pm. For more info, call (912) 262-6934.

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

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

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