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March 2020 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

***DUE TO CORONAVIRUS COVID-19, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CONTACT THE EVENT OWNER BEFORE GOING AS THINGS ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND POSSIBLY BEING CANCELLED.

SANKOFA: IF STITCHES COULD TALK: FEBRUARY 4, 2020 – MARCH 6, 2020

Glynn Visual Arts celebrates Black History Month with, Sankofa: If Stitches Could Talk, a new exhibition featuring works by Atlanta artist, Tracie Lee Hawkins. The word “Sankofa” is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to “go back and get it”, representing the need to reflect on the past to build a successful future. This concept is evident in Hawkins’ work.

Through a series of quilts designed and created each year of the Obama Presidency as well as other historic Civil Rights themes, Hawkins documents and makes commentary on our recent history through her stitches.

Hawkins has been published in the International Review of African American Art, Hampton Virginia in 2010, and exhibited her historic Obama collection at the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture at Alabama State University in 2012. Her completed collection of Obama quilts was exhibited at Alabama State University Warren/Britt Gallery in 2013.

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

JOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: RECURRING WEEKLY ON THURSDAY

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

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 7- 27, 2020

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

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

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333 or click here. March 7, 13, 21 + 27. 6:00 PM. $15.

AFTERNOON TEA: RECURRING WEEKLY ON MONDAY

Golden Isles Olive Oil requests the honor of your company for a traditional afternoon tea. A wide variety of teas available. Serving finger sandwiches, crumpets and clotted cream, tomato bisque, sweet treats and more. A traditional 3 tier tea tray available for $30.00 and will feed 2.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Served every Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm. $30. For more info, click here.

MEET THE AUTHOR | MELISSA COOPER: MARCH 2, 2020

Dr. Melissa Cooper and Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination. The Rutger’s historian and author discusses her book, an intellectual and cultural history that examines the emergence of “the Gullah” in scholarly and popular works during the 1920s and the 1930s. Using Sapelo Island as a case study, Cooper’s manuscript explores the forces that inspired interest in black southerners’ African heritage during the period and also looks at the late twentieth, and twenty-first-century legacies of the works that first made Sapelo Islanders famous.

Tuesday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. to noon. St. Simons Casino Room 108. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation here. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. Books will be sold by GJFord Bookshop.

WWII Home Front Museum

STORYTELLERS: RECURRING WEEKLY ON TUESDAY

On Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, volunteer Storytellers are at the World War II Home Front Museum sharing their memories of serving abroad and on the Home Front during World War II. Museum visitors will hear personal accounts of the war years including working on Liberty ships, what it was like to be in the Battle of the Bulge as an Army Combat Engineer, serving stateside in Navy hospitals, scrapping for the war effort, and working in the J.A. Jones Shipyard. Come visit the Museum and talk with these incredible individuals. If you or someone you know would like to take part in our Storytellers program and share memories of World War II on the Home Front or abroad, please contact Kim Campbell, Museum Site Manager, at (912) 634-7091.

World War II Home Front Museum: 4201 1st Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM. For more info, click here.

ITALIAN SUPPER CLASS: MARCH 4, 2020

Learn how to make an authentic Italian supper!  Join for this delicious class with Chef Elise Farmer.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM. $55

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE FAREWELL: MARCH 4, 2020

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Farewell, USA/China, 2019.  In Mandarin and English; 100 minutes; rated PG.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Dr, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM. For more details, click here. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs.

MEET THE AUTHOR | STEVE BERRY: MARCH 4, 2020

In the Casino Theater. Steve Berry and The Warsaw Protocol: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 15). Always a crowd-pleaser, the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen Cotton Malone novels, four stand-alone, and several works of short fiction, Steve has 25 million books in print, translated into 40 languages.

He visits the Guild to talk about his latest book, due out in February 2020. In The Warsaw Protocol Cotton witnesses the theft of one the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, which are disappearing from sanctuaries across the world. He learns from his old boss that a private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered to the highest bidder—blackmail that both the United States and Russia want, but for vastly different reasons.

March 4, 10:30 a.m. to noon. St. Simons Casino Room 108. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation WEBSITE. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. Books will be sold by GJFord Bookshop.

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: MARCH 6, 2020

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.

GOLDEN ISLES LIVE | JASON LYLE BLACK: MARCH 6, 2020

Jason Lyle Black is an award-winning pianist, entertainer, and composer, whose combination of music, comedy, and audience interaction creates a one-of-a-kind show experience.

Black is known for his unique ability to develop a strong connection with any audience, whether through his comedy bits like “Songs Not to Play at People’s Weddings and Funerals,” or his incredible artistry on piano favorites like “Clair de Lune” or “Rhapsody in Blue.” Audiences are amazed at both his variety and showmanship as consummate artist and entertainer.

“My mission as an artist is to put a smile on people’s faces,” Black notes. “Since my very first days of composing and performing, music has been about connection with an audience. I love making people laugh and then touching their hearts through music.”

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

CHOOSING TO LEAD CONFERENCE: MARCH 7, 2020

Our one-of-a-kind citizen leadership conference is back, and better than ever! Speakers and Workshops Include: Writing workshops with authors Janisse Ray & Megan Mayhew-Bergman, Discussions on Environmental Justice and Health, Small Business and Sustainability Panel, and much more! Keynote Speaker: Heather McTeer Toney – National Field Director for Moms Clean Air Force.

Hands on workshops, panel discussions, student track. Learn how to take action for the coast you love! Early Bird Registration end February 29th! Partial Scholarships & student rates available!

Jekyll Island Convention Center: 75 North Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For more info, click here.

GARDEN STAKES CLAY CLASS: MARCH 7, 2020

Spring is approaching, and we have a class to match the season perfectly! Create a set of garden stakes with plant names of your choice at this clay class, then return to paint them as a walk-in at your own convenience (they are ready to paint after the first firing)!

Clay, instruction, painting, glazing, and firing is included for $26. Join us March 7th from 5-7 to create yours, or make them as a gift! As always, our classes are “bring friends and BYOB” style.

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501. For more info, call (912) 580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM. $26

LUNA FEST: MARCH 7, 2020

LUNA does not hope for change. We bring it. We are committed to inspiring women, championing change, and demanding that equality be a right, not an option. Girls on the Run of the Golden Isles is partnering with LUNA to showcase a selection of short films by women, and to celebrate their successes. Come support these filmmakers AND support Girls on the Run!

Christ Church, Frederica: 6329 Frederica Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 223-8815, email donnajmpurdy@gmail.com, or click here. 3:00 PM. $10

RED HOT ROTARY CHILI COOKOFF: MARCH 7, 2020

Family & pet friendly! Ticket price includes 3 people’s choice voting tickets, spoon & napkin and ALL THE CHILI you care to sample. Non alcoholic beverages & hotdogs for sale. Tickets: $8 in advance • $10 at the gate

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 11:30 AM To 2:00 PM. For more info, click here.

TWO ON THE AISLE, THREE IN A VAN: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 7, 2020 – MARCH 22, 2020

“Two On The Aisle, Three In A Van” is a comedy where the point of view comes from the unsung heroes who call the shows, man the spotlights, sew the costumes, count the tickets and suffer through every flubbed line, forgotten prop and missed cue.

Due to the lack of wing space, the company spends their downtime in the parking lot around an aging hippie/now turned techie’s van. Egos and obstacles fall into the lap of Mike, the nice guy director, who ends up with more than he bargained for.

Anyone who has ever seen a show or has done a show may know these people. In the end, “Two On The Aisle, Three In a Van” continues to prove the old adage that some way, somehow, the show must go on. And it does…just not always as planned.

3/7/2020, 3/8/2020, 3/13/2020, 3/14/2020, 3/15/2020, 3/20/2020, 3/21/2020, 3/22/2020

The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Saturday & Sunday – 7:30 PM, Sunday – 3:00 PM

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

MOONRISE AT ECHO: MARCH 9, 2020

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.

AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON: MARCH 9, 2020

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. He just released his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Record. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace. The album is available now at GeorgeWinston.com

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 7:30 PM. $35.  For more info, click here.

WARRIOR WOMEN EVOLVING: MARCH 10, 2020 – APRIL 11, 2020

Alice Woodruff’s exhibition of ceramic figurative sculpture opens at Glynn Visual Arts on Tuesday, March 10th with a special preview opening for women only. Men will get their chance at the GVA’s regular opening reception for the show on Thursday March 12th.   “Warrior Women Evolving” features female vessels that represent famous and unknown women. All are portraits of extraordinary strength and wisdom.  Some of the nude figures are draped, others have an “open belly” in which a tableau from their life is displayed. Each figure has written history and story that accompanies the art. Much of the work is highly politicized and emotion-driven, in many cases created in response to conditions in the larger world such as the #METOO movement and the threat to women’s lives, safety and happiness. The body of work, as a whole, explores the evolution of female empowerment from helpless victim to weaponized champion, the value of “women’s work” as well as more personal stories of cancer and motherhood. This exhibit is particularly important in view of the fact that 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

UNITED STATES NAVY BAND CONCERT: MARCH 11, 2020

A very special concert featuring three of the US Navy Band’s premier performance groups: The Concert Band, the wind ensemble; The Sea Chanters, the official chorus; and The Cruisers, the popular music group. The event is free but a ticket is required for admission.

Jekyll Island Convention Center: 75 North Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527. 7:00 PM To 8:00 PM. For more info, click here.

FENCE NEEDS MENDING AND BARN NEEDS PAINTING: MARCH 12, 2020

You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out! All you have to do is show up and paint and play! A local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

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. All art supplies are included.  Aprons are not provided 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. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. $35

GEORGIA ELVIS TRIBUTE FESTIVAL: MARCH 12-15, 2020

Join for the 2020 Georgia Tribute Festival held in the quaint seaside community of Brunswick, Georgia. This four-day festival celebrating the life, legacy and music of The King includes a Thursday welcome party (for ticket holders only), Friday & Saturday night Las Vegas-style headline shows featuring some of the best tribute artists in the world and a three-day ETA contest which is a preliminary to the Images of the King World Championship held in Memphis each year.  Each night the entertainment will continue with after hours parties on Friday & Saturday and a wrap party on Sunday.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here.

PEACHES TO BEACHES: MARCH 13-14, 2020

For the 4th year straight, Downtown Brunswick is bringing in Peaches to Beaches! We’re the last stop southbound for the 341 state wide event! Enjoy a wide variety of craft and yard sale vendors at Mary Ross Park. On the second Friday & Saturday in March from 8am to 5pm. Expect some amazing food vendors, fantastic finds, and a great time out on our waterside park!

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 8:00 AM To 5:00 PM. For more info, email hjohns@cityofbrunswick-ga.gov.

HOMEMADE CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS: MARCH 14, 2020

Learn to make homemade chicken and dumplings with Chef Jeff Montaigne. Tickets are $55.00/pp and can be purchased here on the website directly: www.goldenislesoliveoil.com or by calling the store: (912) 602-9736.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here. 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM. $55

STORY TIME SATURDAY: MARCH 14, 2020

Join at 10 am on Saturday, March 14th to kick off another month of Story Time Saturday at The Tinted Tide!

Prices include a paint project and story time featuring the book “Bathtime for Biscuit” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. They’ll read, paint, and provide a fun activity for kiddos of all ages! The cost is $16 per painter. You must register in advance to participate!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501. For more info, call (912) 580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 10:00 AM To 11:00 AM. $16

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PHILOMENA: MARCH 18, 2020

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Philomena, UK/USA, 2013.  98 minutes; rated PG13.

7:00 p.m. St. Simons Casino Theater. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more details, click here.

SPRINGTIME BY THE SEA: MARCH 18-21, 2020

Learn about cultures from the Native American Timucuan tribe to the Gilded Age of millionaire cottages. Visit the Wanderer Exhibit detailing the site where over 400 enslaved Africans were rowed ashore on the last slave ship to reach the US without repercussions.  Experience all this  on the islands of Jekyll, Amelia and St. Simons as well as  Jacksonville, FL.

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

CINEMA GOURMET | BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID: MARCH 19, 2020

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 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is midnight on Monday, March 16th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7.

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

STARRY ISLAND NIGHT: MARCH 19, 2020

You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out! All you have to do is show up and paint and play! A local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

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. All art supplies are included. Aprons are not provided 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. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. $35.

BANGERS & MASH: MARCH 20, 2020

Ladies who lunch we have a Irish treat for you!  Chef Katie Lewis is making an Irish classic of Bangers & Mash.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM. $40. For more info, click here.

KID’S CACT-ASTIC WORKSHOP: MARCH 20, 2020

Cacti aren’t just trending, they’re lots of fun to make! Bring the kids by for a fun evening full of games, food, and painting some prickly projects.

Workshops are 3 hours long, and available for kids ages 6+ to join in “drop off” style! We’ll provide dinner from Jimmy John’s, as well as refreshments and all games/ materials for them to have a fun evening. The cost is $50 per attendee. You must sign up in advance to attend!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint 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.

67TH ANNUAL TOUR OF HOMES: MARCH 21, 2020

Annual Island’s Tour of Homes Welcomes Spring

Enjoy unprecedented access to spectacular properties during the March 21 St. Simons – Sea Island Tour of Homes as seven homeowners open their private retreats for viewing from 10 am-4 pm. This year the Homefront- World War II Museum is also among the stops.  The 67th Annual Tour , is the single most celebrated function for locals and visitors to welcome spring. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 on tour day. All proceeds directly benefit approved local charities.

Christ Church, Frederica: 6329 Frederica Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM. $40. For more info, click here.

FORT FREDERICA LIVING HISTORY FESTIVAL: MARCH 21, 2020

Once, Frederica thrived with the hustle and bustle of an industrious colonial settlement. Then war, decline and abandonment silenced this young town. Now, soldiers and settlers walk the streets of Frederica again. Muskets and cannons roar amid rumors of a Spanish invasion. Frederica is back to life; and this time, you’re invited.

Join us for living history portrayals of typical colonial crafts like weaving, dyeing, blacksmithing and candle-making. Watch soldiers fire their muskets and cannons, and let your children play games like our ancestors did! All are welcome, and this event is free.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM. For more info, click here.

SICILIAN CANNOLIS: MARCH 21, 2020

March 21, 2020. Chef Elise Farmer is going to teach a class on how to make authentic Sicilian Cannolis! Join for this delicious and innovative class!

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here. 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM. Tickets are $55.00/PP.

SUNRISE, SUNSET, SUNFLOWER SEASON: MARCH 26, 2020

You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out! All you have to do is show up and paint and play! A local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

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. All art supplies are included. Aprons are not provided 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. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. $35

11TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT: MARCH 28, 2020

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

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

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333 or click here. 1:00 PM To 3:00 PM. Adult – $8 Senior – $7 Youth – $5 Five And Under Free.

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: MARCH 28, 2020

Enjoy an afternoon full of friendly competition during the sixth annual Corn Hole Tournament while showing your support the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia!

Gnat’s Landing: 310 Redfern Village, Redfern Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (404) 904-1611 or click here. 10:30 AM To 4:00 PM.

GLASS FUSED RUFFLE VOTIVE CLASS: MARCH 28, 2020

This gorgeous glass fused piece makes the perfect votive, but is cool enough to be put on display by itself!

They’ll teach you the class fusion basics at this class, and you’ll create your design on a flat piece of glass with the colors of your choosing. They do the heatwork for you afterwards and turn it into the ruffled votive shape!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint 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

WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT: MARCH 28-29, 2020

A weekend filled with fellowship, worship, teachings, prayer and self-reflection. The Epworth by the Sea campus is located on the banks of the tranquil Frederica River in Georgia. Meals will be at the dining hall on site and are included in the cost. We will have an afternoon free to explore beautiful St. Simons Island. Invite a friend or two and join in the fun!

Epworth By The Sea: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

SPRING FESTIVAL AT THE FARM: MARCH 29, 2020

Free event! Fun for the whole family. Food, snacks, bake sale, crafts, games, etc. Meet the animals and learn about their life at The Farm.

The Farm At Oatland North: 70 Cannons Point Dr, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

COASTAL GEORGIA “ON PAR” TO CURE BREAST CANCER TOURNAMENT & SOCIAL: MARCH 31, 2020

Annual fundraiser supporting the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Foundation. The event begins with a Monday Social, March 30 4-7pm at Sea Palms. Advance tickets: $15. Tickets $20 at the door.

Tournament is a 4-person scramble – March 31 on the Sea Palms Golf Course. $125 pp includes Monday Social on March 30. All Proceeds benefit CGA Cure Breast Cancer.

Sea Palms Golf Club: 515 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-6867, email carol_sabo@hotmail.com, or click here. $125 Tournament Fee. Monday Social – $15 Pp, $20 at the door.

MEET THE AUTHOR | SUSAN ZURENDA: MARCH 31, 2020

Susan Zurenda and Bells for Eli. After teaching literature, composition, and creative writing to thousands of high school and college students for 33 years, Susan turned her attention to putting a novel in her heart on paper, the genesis of which started with a short story that won a fiction prize some years ago. Bells for Eli will be released March 2, 2020. During her years of teaching at Spartanburg Community College and then as an AP English teacher at Spartanburg High School, Susan published short stories and won numerous regional awards such as the South Carolina Fiction Prize (twice), the Porter Fleming Competition, The Southern Writers Symposium Emerging Writers Fiction Contest, The Hub City Hardegree Contest in Fiction, Alabama Conclave First Novel Chapter Contest, and The Jubilee Writing Competition (twice).  Since 2018, she has published six stories in literary magazines.

March 31, 10:30 a.m. to noon. St. Simons Casino Room 108. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation here. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. Books will be sold by GJFord Bookshop.

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

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

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

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: 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 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.

February 2020 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, January 31st, 2020

FRENCH BISTRO COOKING CLASS: FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Learn how to cook and entertain with French Bistro cuisine!

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-602-9736 or click here. 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM. $55.

NICK DIPAOLO AT THE RITZ THEATRE: FEBRUARY 1, 2020

In this day of watered down comedy Nick Di Paolo’s brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be – funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless. His strong political opinions and razor wit make him a perfect fit for talk radio. He currently hosts “The Nick Di Paolo Show” Mondays through Thursdays and has been featured on “The Nick Di Paolo Show” on SiriusXM, and “The Nick & Artie Show” on DirectTV. He has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Conan O’ Brien. He was twice nominated for an Emmy for his writing on HBO’s The Chris Rock Show. He has also had three half hour standup specials on Comedy Central, and four one-hour specials: “A Breath of Fresh Air” (2019) and the wildly popular “Raw Nerve”, “Another Senseless Killing” and “Inflammatory”. He was one of the stars on Tough Crowd with Colin
Quinn and a stand out on many Comedy Central Roasts. Not limited to stand-up, radio and writing, he has had acting roles on FX’s Louie, Inside Amy Schumer, The Sopranos, Cop Show and CK’s critically acclaimed Horace and Pete as well as many other sitcoms.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 8:00 PM. $30. For more info, click here.

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD: MOST SATURDAYS IN FEBRUARY 2020

2/1/2020, 2/15/2020, 2/22/2020, 2/29/2020, 3/7/2020

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

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

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333 or click here. 6:00 PM. $15.

MEET THE AUTHOR | CYNTHIA NEWBERRY MARTIN: FEBRUARY 4, 2020

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Tidal Flats by Cynthia Newberry Martin.  This is Cynthia’s first novel, which has been praised by other established writers.  One writer says, “This book is a stunning, heart-expanding debut.”

Tuesday, February 4, 10:30 a.m. to noon. St. Simons Casino Room 108. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation here. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. Books will be sold by GJFord Bookshop.

SANKOFA: IF STITCHES COULD TALK: FEBRUARY 4, 2020 – MARCH 6, 2020

Glynn Visual Arts celebrates Black History Month with, Sankofa: If Stitches Could Talk, a new exhibition featuring works by Atlanta artist, Tracie Lee Hawkins. The word “Sankofa” is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to “go back and get it”, representing the need to reflect on the past to build a successful future. This concept is evident in Hawkins’ work.

Through a series of quilts designed and created each year of the Obama Presidency as well as other historic Civil Rights themes, Hawkins documents and makes commentary on our recent history through her stitches.

Hawkins has been published in the International Review of African American Art, Hampton Virginia in 2010, and exhibited her historic Obama collection at the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture at Alabama State University in 2012. Her completed collection of Obama quilts was exhibited at Alabama State University Warren/Britt Gallery in 2013.

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

STORYTELLERS: RECURRING WEEKLY ON TUESDAY

On Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, volunteer Storytellers are at the World War II Home Front Museum sharing their memories of serving abroad and on the Home Front during World War II. Museum visitors will hear personal accounts of the war years including working on Liberty ships, what it was like to be in the Battle of the Bulge as an Army Combat Engineer, serving stateside in Navy hospitals, scrapping for the war effort, and working in the J.A. Jones Shipyard. Come visit the Museum and talk with these incredible individuals. If you or someone you know would like to take part in our Storytellers program and share memories of World War II on the Home Front or abroad, please contact Kim Campbell, Museum Site Manager, at (912) 634-7091.

World War II Home Front Museum: 4201 1st Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM. For more info, click here.

THE MEDITERRANEAN TABLE: FEBRUARY 5, 2020

Studies confirm that the Mediterranean diet is known as one of the healthiest in the world. Their foods are fabulous and flavorful. Chef Elise will bring us a taste of the Mediterranean during this class. Join us for the fun!

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM. $55.

NEA BIG READ | NATHANIEL PHILBRICK: FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and the NEA Big Read partners are pleased to host Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, for the keynote lecture for the 13th community-wide read.

In the Heart of the Sea, the book chosen for the NEA Big Read in 2020 tells the true story of the 19th-century whaleship Essex out of Nantucket that got rammed by one of the largest whales anyone had ever seen, the whale that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But the story doesn’t end there. The ship sank, sending the crewmembers adrift for months as they faced storms, starvation, and disease. Mr. Philbrick “has created an eerie thriller from a centuries old tale… Scrupulously researched and eloquently written, In the Heart of the Sea is a masterpiece of maritime history,” writes the New York Times. “It gets into your bones.”

Attendees may make a reservation and a $10/donation is requested per person at the door.  Students with ID are free.  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, The Brunswick News and hello/Goodbuy.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Assoc.: 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here. 7:00 PM.

RECOLLECTIONS WITH AMY ROBERTS: FEBRUARY 6, 2020

On February 6 at 6 p.m., local historian Amy Roberts will pull from her memory – and her new book – to discuss the African American history of our area. Patrick Holladay, co-author of Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles, will join Roberts in an engaging conversation about the important cultural experiences they are working to preserve. Roberts is the Executive Director of the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. Holladay is President of the Friends of Harrington School and associate professor at Troy University. This presentation will be followed by a book signing and is free and open to the public.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, A.W. Jones Heritage Center, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM To 7:00 PM. For more info, click here.

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: FEBRUARY 7, 2020

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.

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | WHALE RIDER: FEBRUARY 7, 2020

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Whale Rider, New Zealand, 2003, directed by Niki Caro.  A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister.  101 minutes; rated PG13.

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. St. Simons Casino Theater. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more details, click here.

STORY TIME SATURDAY: FEBRUARY 8, 2020

Story Time Saturday is coming back again at 10 AM on the 8th of February, and features the sweet story of a mother’s love… perfect for spreading the Valentine’s Day spirit!

The story, “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn, will be a accompanied by the cutest project around! The raccoon themed craft is made of two tiny hand prints and lots of love. The Tinted Tide will custom paint the details after the kiddos add their touches!

The cost for story time & a project is $16 per painter. You must pre-register in advance to attend!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501. For more info, call (912) 580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 10:00 AM To 11:00 AM. $16

WHISKEY, WINE & WILDLIFE: FEBRUARY 8, 2020

The main event will combine our three Ws and more for the perfect island afternoon. Enjoy the soulful sounds of Laiken Love & Fellowship of Love oceanfront, while tasting culinary delights and a variety of beverages in a souvenir Glencairn whisky glass. It’s a full afternoon of stages with cooking and wildlife demonstrations, music and more. The silent auction features great packages, with art, travel, and food and drink packages that benefit the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Jekyll Island Beach Village: Main St, Jekyll Island. 1:00 PM To 4:00 PM. For more info, including the full schedule, click here. Tickets: $75 per person. $69 Fall Advance, Limited Availability. Event Type: Outdoor, All-inclusive, Rain or shine. Attire & Info: Casual attire, 21 years and over

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GAMOONRISE AT ECHO: FEBRUARY 9, 2020

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.

ATWATER & DONNELLY IN CONCERT: FEBRUARY 9, 2020

The husband and wife duo of Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly create beautiful harmonies of traditional American and Celtic folk music on an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. They have something for everyone, mixing in dance tunes, old-time gospel songs, and original pieces alongside traditional American and Celtic folk music. They also perform Appalachian clog dancing and French Canadian footwork.

This is a not to be missed afternoon of American and Celtic folk music and dance! Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $10 and $15 for nonmembers.  Day of show tickets for members are $15 and $20 for nonmembers. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 3:00 PM. For more info, click here.

KGIB COMMUNITY JUBILEE: FEBRUARY 9, 2020

A fundraiser benefiting Keep Golden Isles Beautiful projects, efforts and initiatives. Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s annual Community Jubilee is a toe tapping fun fundraising event with great live music, upcycled art silent auction items, big ticket live auction items, and super Southern BBQ buffet. Mark you calendar for Sunday, February 9, 2020 for an evening of fun!

Put on your dancing shoes as local favorite band Backbeat Boulevard headlines the evening with your favorite dancing tunes. Enjoy delicious BBQ buffet with all the fixings and sweet tea. Take part in our upcycled art silent auction as well as an exciting “big ticket” live auction. A cash bar will be available.

Help raise much needed funds to further Keep Golden Isles Beautiful local endeavors, programs and projects that help keep our community clean, green and beautiful! Tickets will be on sale in January at Keep Golden Isles Beautiful offices in historic downtown Brunswick, Pane In The Glass on St. Simons Island and from KGIB board members. All ages are welcome.

Bennie’s Red Barn: 5514 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 279-1490 or email info.kbgib@gmail.com. 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM.

SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY: FEBRUARY 9, 2020

The Georgia History Festival‘s Super Museum Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at participating sites throughout Georgia.

Georgians and visitors alike experience our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Georgia open their doors to the public, providing an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard.

Participating locations in Glynn County:

        • Cassina Garden Club Tabby Cabins at Gascoigne Bluff
        • Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
        • Moore Methodist Museum
        • Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum
        • St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
        • World War II Home Front Museum

TREE SEMINAR: FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Golden Isles Fund for Trees and Marshes of Glynn Libraries will host a seminar in honor of Georgia Arbor Week—“Tree Care Concepts-Ordinary to Extra Ordinary.” Nationally recognized expert Tree Preservationist William DeVos will share his experiences in Tree Care and Preservation. Mr DeVos is an expert in the matter of mature specimen trees, including the relocation of Live Oaks for the Sea Island Company.  He is a Certified Master Arborist, Registered Consulting Arborist and principal of TreeWorks, a Historic Tree Preservation Company based in Montpelier, Vermont.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:00 PM To 6:30 PM. For more info, including to RSVP, email goldenislesfundfortrees@gmail.com. The event is free to the public. Seating is limited.

VALENTINE’S DAY WINE & PAINT: FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Enjoy a fun date night or single’s night out! Golden Isles Olive Oil is hosting a Wine & Paint, with artist/instructor Sarah Bash.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM.

CINEMA GOURMET | MOBY DICK: FEBRUARY 13, 2020

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain’s self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. Directed by John Huston and starring Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab.

Enjoy a delicious meal by Indigo Coastal Shanty, a talk about the film followed by a screening. Tickets are $18/person for food, talk and film and reservations must be made by Feb 10. Tickets for talk and film only are $7/person at the door.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 6:30 PM. For more info, click here.

5 COURSE VALENTINE’S DINNER: FEBRUARY 14, 2020

Join us for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner at the only oceanfront restaurant on St. Simons Island. The evening will feature a carefully selected five course meal, with your choice of entree, and seating options in our Delegal Room and the ECHO dining room.

In ECHO, the regular menu will be available in addition to our special Valentine’s menu.

The King And Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:00 PM To 10:00 PM. For more info, including the full menu, click here.

5TH ANNUAL ST. SIMONS ISLAND STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: FEBRUARY 14, 2020 – FEBRUARY 16, 2020

This 3 day event will host several story tellers with several activities daily.

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 to see the full schedule.

KID’S PAL-ENTINES WORKSHOP:FEBRUARY 14, 2020

This Pal-entine’s Day Workshop is going to be a blast! Have the kids (ages 6+) join us Februaury 14th from 5-8 pm for games, painting, dinner and lots of fun!

This event is a drop-off workshop, so you can spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone while the kiddos enjoy an evening at The Tinted Tide. We’ll provide Jimmy John’s subs and drinks for dinner too!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501. For more info, call (912) 580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM. Each ticket is $50 per child. Pricing includes dinner, art project, and games for 3 hours of fun!

CLAY RING HOLDER CLASS: FEBRUARY 15, 2020

To celebrate the month of love, our clay class features a couples project! This ring holder set is made from clay, and after 3 firings it shimmers like perfect pair it is.

At the class you’ll create your set from clay (a set for each couple), and we’ll glaze and fire it in the studio, as well as add metallic copper or gold accents where you choose.

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501. For more info, call (912) 580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM.  This useful creation makes for a great Valentine’s Day weekend date night! Each set is $35, and includes all instructions, materials, glazes and firings.

MARITIME FEED: FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Those of you who had the pleasure of eating with the Kilted Chef know what a treat this will be!  Chef Alain Bosse (aka the Kilted Chef),  Atlantic Canada’s Culinary Ambassador for Seafood has traveled the world from kitchens to convention centers sharing his expertise & love for cooking with people near & far. With his signature tartan kilt, proud Acadian heritage & undeniable flair for cooking, it promises to be a special evening you won’t want to miss.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here. 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM. $95

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM BRIDGE RUN: FEBRUARY 15, 2020

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.

DONALD MILLER LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: FEBRUARY 16, 2020

On Sunday, February 16, at 4 p.m., bestselling author Donald L. Miller, Ph.D., is returning to present a program on his latest book, Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy. This deeply researched history tells the fascinating story of the longest military campaign of the Civil War, which put the Mississippi River under Union control, split the Confederacy, freed more than 100,000 slaves, and solidified the reputation of General U. S. Grant. Thousands of Georgia troops fought for the Confederacy in this campaign. As Grant wrote in his memoirs, “The fate of the Confederacy was sealed when Vicksburg fell.”

Dr. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History Emeritus at Lafayette College and author of ten books, including the critically acclaimed bestseller Masters of the Air. He has hosted, coproduced, or served as historical consultant for more than thirty television documentaries and has written for The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and numerous other publications. His lecture will be followed by a book signing. This event is free and open to the public.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, A.W. Jones Heritage Center, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 4:00 PM. For more info, click here.

MEET THE AUTHOR | DR. JON HERSHEY: FEBRUARY 18, 2020

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents In the Heart of the Read: Disasters, Fish Stories, Outer Space, and the Manipulation of Truth.” Dr. Jon Hershey discusses how Herman Melville turned truth into great literature.  This is part of The Big Read’s 2020 book, “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick and looks at some of the ways true stories have become fantastic fiction.

St. Simons Casino Room 108. 10:30 AM. Cost:  Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. For more info, including to RSVP, click here. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Nancy Graybeal will lead a workshop designed to introduce newcomers to the world of genealogy and advance those who are already conducting their own family research. Nancy, of Baltimore, Maryland, has extensive knowledge and expertise in genealogy having researched her own family history and conducting research as an active member of the DAR. This workshop is open to everyone and spots may be reserved by phoning the Moore Methodist Museum at 912-638-4050. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

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

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BEST OF ENEMIES: FEBRUARY 19, 2020

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Best of Enemies, USA, 2019, directed by Robin Bissell.  A timely drama that centers on an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, NC during the racially charged summer of 1971.  Stars Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell; 133 minutes; rated PG13.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. St. Simons Casino Theater. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more details, click here.

COOKING WITH BISON: FEBRUARY 22, 2020

Learn how to cook Bison from the professional owners and producers of the Iron Bison Ranch, located on the beautiful southeast coast of Townsend, Georgia.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here. 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM. $55

GLASS FUSED SAILBOAT WINDCHIME CLASS: FEBRUARY 22, 2020

It’s time to mix things up with glass and driftwood here on Saint Simons Island! Join to create this glass fusion windchime. Choose your own colors and design, and The Tinted Tide will provide materials/ instruction for creating a singing sailboat masterpiece! These one-of-a-kind pieces, are $38 all-inclusive. BYOB and bring a friend for this unique class-it’s going to be a blast!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501. For more info, call (912) 580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM.

CORAL BOWL GLASS CLASS: FEBRUARY 27, 2020

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 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).

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501. For more info, call (912) 580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY FESTIVAL: FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Join park staff, local historians and clubs as we commemorate the life and contributions of Robert S. Abbott on the 60th anniversary of his death. We will also celebrate the culture and heritage of the Gullah Geechee people with a performance by ring shouters and cultural activities for all ages. The event will culminate in the dedication of a recently discovered African-American grave site around the Abbott memorial.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 3:00 PM. For more details, click here.

COMEDY NIGHT AT THE KING AND PRINCE: FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Comedy Night, presented by The Comedy Zone, with comedians Blayr Nias and Ryan Van Genderen

Love & War Comedy Tour: Comedic couple, Blayr Nias and Ryan Van Genderen take the stage together as the Love and War Comedy Tour, gingerly walking the thin line between love and hate. The gloves come off as this hilarious duo proves that love really is a battlefield; both comics taking aim at each other before the audience gets to shoot questions at them closing the show with a no holds barred interactive Q&A. It’s the show that asks, “What if Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez were broke millennials?” Touring and dating for years, their act is polished and perfectly off-the-cuff at the same time.

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. 7:00 PM To 10:00 PM. $25 +tax. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

SAUSAGE MAKING: FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Learn the Art of sausage making in your home. Join Chef Scott as he guides you step by step on choosing the meat, grinding, seasoning, cooking styles & accompanying sauces. As well as four different recipes for sausage.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here. 2:00 PM To 4:00 PM. $55

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

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

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

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: 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 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.

 

 

September 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, September 6th, 2019

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: SEPTEMBER 6, 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.

George Netherton PaintingGEORGE NETHERTON EXHIBIT: SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Paintings by George Netherton. Gallery open: Wednesday – Friday, 11 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm or by appointment. Free and open to the public.

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

Art ExhibitANYTHING GOES: AUGUST 5, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is delighted to announce, “Anything Goes,” an art exhibition, where the sky’s the limit and anything goes! In this show, there are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context. Artists will be exhibiting their favorite pieces – those they are most proud of creating. Works in a wide variety of mediums including acrylic, assemblage, sculpture, mixed media, oil, pastel, watercolor, pottery/clay, jewelry and more will be featured. Exhibition Dates: August 5th – September 13th, 2019.

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

Historic Downtown BrunswickCRAFTS ALONG NEWCASTLE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

Stroll the tree-shaded streets of Historic Downtown Brunswick while enjoying the artistic creations of local crafters and artisans. A wonderful variety of items is included, such as candles, woodworking, jewelry, and so much more! This is a great chance to jump-start your holiday shopping!

Historic Downtown Brunswick: Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 10:00 AM To 2:00 PM.

Sons of SerendipGOLDEN ISLES LIVE | SON OF SERENDIP: SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

Sons of Serendip is a unique Billboard Charting quartet consisting of a harpist, cellist, pianist and lead vocalist. The quartet was a finalist on Season 9 of America’s Got Talent, gaining popularity by offering fresh interpretations of popular music. Since the talent competition, Sons of Serendip has toured nationally, lighting up audiences with their creative and emotionally stirring arrangements and original compositions. Some notable performances include the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, as well as collaborations with Cynthia Erivo, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

Glynn Academy: 1001 Mansfield St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 7:30 PM To 9:30 PM. Fore tickets or more info, visit goldenisleslive.org.

RECY-COLOGY Kid's Art FairRECYCOLOGY KIDS ART FAIR: SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

Glynn Visual Arts is excited to host RECY-COLOGY KID’S ART FAIR: a Kid’s Recycled & Ecology Art Experience. This free event is open to children of all ages in the community and will feature several free “Creation Stations” for children to think creatively and make art from recycled materials. Kids will learn how to turn “trash to treasure” and how trash and recycling impact our beautiful coastal home and its natural inhabitants. Light refreshments will be served. FREE Art Creation and Education Stations.

        • Community Art Project – Recycled Art Installation
        • Community Art Project – Paint by Number Mural Tables
        • Sammy the Pelican Story & Art Project
        • Forks & Corks People
        • Origami
        • Free Draw/Sidewalk Chalk Art
        • And more…

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 638-8770. 10:00 AM To 1:00 PM. Free. For more info, click here.

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

Georgia Fishing Boats101: STATE OF FISHING IN GEORGIA: SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

Georgia’s short, but productive, coast lends itself to a diversity of marine fishery resources such as shrimp, crab, and a number of finfish species such as trout, sea bass, and snapper. Join Associate Marine Extension Director Bryan Fluech for an interactive overview of Georgia’s marine fisheries! Bryan will discuss efforts to ensure they, like all U.S. fisheries, are protected and managed for long-term sustainability. In addition, he will share actions individuals can take help protect and conserve these important species as well.

Free and open to the public, but advance registration is required! One Hundred Miles: 1312 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 7:00 PM. For more info, click here.

Literary Guild of St. Simons IslandLITERARY GUILD MEET THE AUTHOR | AMY ROBERTS: SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Amy Roberts and Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles. The Golden Isles are home to a long and proud African American and Gullah Geechee heritage.  Authors Amy Roberts and Patrick Holladay explore the rich history of the region’s islands and their people.  Amy is the executive director of the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition and recipient of several awards including the NAACP Image Award.

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.

Chef Nicole MonierASIAN INSPIRED MARKET CLASS WITH CHEF NICOLE MONIER: SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

Chef Nicole Monier is an honors graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. She is a popular cooking and wellness coach. Chef Nicole will lead a Market Class that will focus on quick, healthy, seasonal ways to get delicious food on the table.
Demo & Dinner Included $75.00 per person Limited Seating. Pre-purchase tickets online www.goldenislesoliveoil.com or call the store 912-602-9736.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM.

Honeybee DayHOFWYL PLANTATION HONEYBEE DAY: SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

It’s official! The bees have arrived. Come enjoy the third in a series of educational programs, sponsored by the Friends of Hofwyl, at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, Saturday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Ms. Deborah Orr, Office Manager, The Glynn County Farm Bureau and member of the Beekeepers’ Committee, will be on site to discuss detailed information and answer questions. There will be a honeybee observation hive with live bees at work along with equipment and tools needed to keep bees. There will also be local honey for tasting.

The Beekeepers’ Committee is comprised of 35 local beekeepers that are passionate about the honeybees vital work they do as pollinators and, of course, for the delicious honey they produce. The goal of the Committee is to educate the public about the importance of honeybees to many of the vegetables, nuts and fruits that we eat. Committee volunteers go to local school classrooms, attend civic meetings, and many local community events to share this story and the commitment it takes to be a beekeeper.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525.

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GAMOONRISE AT ECHO: SEPTEMBER 14, 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.

Burt LancasterTHE LITERARY GUILD PRESENT BURT LANCASTER MOVIE SERIES: DATES VARY BETWEEN AUGUST 19, 2019 – NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Join us 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).

          • September 16,18 – The Killers
          • 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. Classic Movie Blog: christinajjohns.com.

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.

WonderLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | WONDER: SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Wonder. USA, 2017, directed by Stephen Chbosky: Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Rated PG.110 minutes.

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

Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits FestivalJEKYLL ISLAND SHRIMP & GRITS FESTIVAL: SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

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. 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 20: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 21: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, September 22: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Coastal Symphony of GeorgiaCOASTAL SYMPHONY OF GEORGIA OPENING NIGHT: SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

On Opening Night of the 2019-2020 Season, the musicians invite the audience to visualize the music as we listen. In Luster, rising star Jared Miller gives what he calls the “shiny, bejeweled colors and timbres” of 90s disco music for an orchestra rather than a nightclub. Some may think of birds in flight listening to the repeating, soaring sounds, especially in the strings. Others may feel they could pluck the shimmering notes from the air.

The strings then take you into the nursery with the softer, sweeter sounds of George Gershwin’s Lullaby. Here, they give a quietly repeating theme, and as you listen, it is easy to see a mother rocking her baby’s cradle. But don’t nod off! We are about to be treated to Gershwin’s iconic An American in Paris, a jazz influenced symphonic tone poem written in 1928 and later adopted for a very popular film in 1951. One can easily see Gene Kelly dancing his way through Paris as the music reflects the impressions of an American as he strolls the streets and absorbs the atmosphere. Gershwin called it a “rhapsodic ballet.”

Following intermission, there will be two lovely and charming pieces by Maurice Ravel. La Valse, a choreographic poem for orchestra, takes you into the castle ballroom where dancers waltz and whirl, shutting the doors on the outside world. Ravel’s whimsical Mother Goose Suite is an orchestral ballet that opens with a slow, precise dance evocative of a princess sleeping in a wood, before moving on to the adventures of Little Tom Thumb, and the Little Ugly Girl, and the charming waltz of Beauty and the Beast. The Suite closes with a sweeping, powerful melody in the strings giving the magical happy ending of The Fairy Garden.

Opening Night of the 2019-2020 Season will fully engage the audience!

Brunswick High School: 3885 Altama Ave., Brunswick , GA 31520. 8:00 PM To 10:00 PM. For more info, click here.

WIne SocialWINE SOCIAL, LET’S TALK ABOUT SLEEP: SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

Is your sleep quality rest? Why are so many of us having trouble falling a asleep or staying asleep? Can it be fixed? What is the cause? Join, have a glass a wine, some charcuterie and and talk. See you there, Dr. Sage

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM. For more info, click here.

Salt Marsh TableSALT MARSH TABLE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

Come have dinner with One Hundred Miles during our Salt Marsh Table dinner series. These unforgettable dinner parties are crafted by a talented group of local chefs and served at iconic locations along our coast. Bring a couple of friends, or come ready to make some new ones, and let our Salt Marsh Table inspire you.

Salt Marsh Table is a celebration of coastal Georgia’s vibrant food scene and unique historic foodways. Each Salt Marsh Table dinner tells a story about Georgia’s coast using sustainable food practices—locally caught seafood, locally grown produce, and dishes inspired by coastal Georgia. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience and celebrate our coast!

Cost:
$200 per person ($125 tax deductible)
$1000 sponsorship (includes 2 dinner tickets and other benefits)

Village Creek Landing: 526 South Harrington Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: SEPTEMBER 27, 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.

JWAGI Fall Character BreakfastJWAGI Fall Character Breakfast: SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

Join for the Annual St. Simons Character Breakfast and visit with princesses, superheroes and some of your favorite cartoon characters!

8:30 AM  9:30 AM. Tickets are $15/person or $50/four tickets. All attendees must have a ticket. For tickets and more info, click here. Frederica Academy – Hamilton Hall: 200 Murray Way, St Simons, GA 31522.

Women at Art Under the OaksGVA 49TH ANNUAL ART UNDER THE OAKS FALL ART FESTIVAL AND MERRY MERMAID PARADE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 49th year hosting the beautiful fine arts and crafts festival now known as Art Under the Oaks. True to tradition, this is an open and free event to the community and artists will hail from around the region representing a wide range of mediums. Up to seventy (70) artists and craftspeople are expected to present a variety of original two and three-dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal and glass – all available for purchase.

NEW this year! GVA will host its very first Merry Mermaid Parade (all sea creatures and mermen are of course also welcome!) Parade registration/entry fee to participate is $10 per person. This event is open to anyone, kids and adults alike. Just don your best mermaid tail or sea creature outfit and come on out to join the fun! Raffle for prizes and ribbon awards for the best costumes! Registration is online at GVA’s website or starting at 10:30am on Saturday morning, September 28. Parade line-up begins at 10:45.

This festival is a fun event featuring unique offerings with something for everyone with new art and artists, food, music, the Merry Mermaid Parade and a free kid’s arts/crafts area known as the “Kid’s Creation Station.” Don’t miss this entertaining weekend for all!

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM. Free.

ISLAND TO ISLAND BENEFIT FOR THE BAHAMAS: SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

The Sensational Sounds of Motown will be returning to the St. Simons Lighthouse for a special concert to benefit hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas. Join for this fun afternoon/evening with additional music by local bands, food trucks & more. Gates will open at 3:30PM and benefit ends at 9:00 PM.

The St Simons Lighthouse: 101 12th Street, St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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

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

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

Prime Rib DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: EVERY FRIDAY

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

Sunday BrunchSUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: EVERY SUNDAY

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

Weekly – 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

 

 

July 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Motte Thomas

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

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

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

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

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

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

As you stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked there, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. 7/3/2019, 7/5/2019, 7/6/2019, 7/12/2019, 7/20/2019

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

The Big Photo Show

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

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

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

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

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & Library

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

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

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

Jaws

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

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

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

MOMMY MONDAY: JULY 1, 2019

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

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

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

OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY: JULY 4, 2019

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

The festivities start at 7:00 p.m. (ends at 9:30 p.m.) and feature organized and supervised classic games like sack races, tug-of-wars, horseshoes, various ball games, hula-hoop contests and more. Players compete for prizes of delicious whole South Georgia watermelons. Can’t win or just don’t want to play but you still have a taste for watermelon? Free slices are handed out all evening, compliments of the City of Brunswick.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Grinch

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | THE GRINCH: JULY 10, 2019

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM. Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 554-3810.

Becoming Astrid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-7099 or click here. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oyster Plate Clay Class

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM. Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 554-3810.

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

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

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

Prime Rib DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: EVERY FRIDAY

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

Sunday BrunchSUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: EVERY SUNDAY

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

Weekly – 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

 

 

April 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

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

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

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

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

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

St. Simons Art Crawl

ART CRAWL: APRIL 4, 2019

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

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

Annual International Festival Cooking

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: APRIL 5, 2019

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

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

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: APRIL 5, 2019

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

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

Hofwl-Broadfield Planation

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

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

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

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

Art in the Park

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

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

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

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

The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island

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

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

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

Supper on The Farm at Gillard Farms

SUPPER AT THE FARM: APRIL 7, 2019

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

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

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

Coastal Symphony of Georgia Music

AMERICAN SOUNDS: APRIL 8, 2019

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

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

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

Nao Santa Maria at Downtown Brunswick, Georgia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cinema Gourmet St. Simons

CINEMA GOURMET | THE PRINCESS BRIDE: APRIL 11, 2019

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

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

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

Josh Wilson at the Golden Isles

JOSH WILSON LIVE!: APRIL 12, 2019

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

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

Brunswick Shrine Club Spring Bazaar

BRUNSWICK SHRINE CLUB SPRING BAZAAR: APRIL 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island

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

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

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

Golden Isles Penguin Project - Penguin Bash

PENGUIN BISTRO BASH!: APRIL 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

St. Simons Literary Guild - National Poetry Month

LITERARY GUILD | POETRY READING: APRIL 18, 2019

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

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

100 Miles of Coastal Georgia

NATURALIST 101: APRIL 18, 2019

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

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

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

Privateer Lynx Tall Ship coming to Brunswick, Georgia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Puzzle - The Literary Guild of St. Simons

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PUZZLE: APRIL 19, 2019

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

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

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

MOONRISE AT ECHO: APRIL 19, 2019

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

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

Easter Sunday Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

EASTER BRUNCH: APRIL 21, 2019

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

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

Cassina's Annual Garden Walk

CASSINA’S ANNUAL GARDEN WALK: APRIL 27, 2019

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

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

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

St. Simons Island Antique Show

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

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

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

Golden Isles Food Truck Festival

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

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

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

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

Classic Nashville Roadshow 2

CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW 2: APRIL 28, 2019

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

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

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

100 Miles Coastal Georgia

NATURALIST 101 | FIELD TRIP: APRIL 28, 2019

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

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

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

Live Music at ECHO St. Simons

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

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

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

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO St. SImons

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAYS

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

Sunday Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS

You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing!

Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.

Weekly – 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

March 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Glynn Visual ArtsGLYNN VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT | AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART: FEBRUARY 18, 2019 – MARCH 29, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to announce its latest exhibition, a very special private collection of African-American Art. The work will be on loan to Glynn Visual Arts and on exhibit from February 18 – March 29, 2019 at GVA’s 106 Island Drive location on Saint Simons Island. The opening reception will take place on Thursday February 28th from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Glynn Visual Arts. The work has been collected by Sea Island residents, Brenda and Larry Thompson over many years, from an array of notable and highly sought after African-American artists. Brenda and Larry are themselves notable residents of our area and GVA is so grateful for their willingness to share this amazing collection with the public for a short time.

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.Arthur J. Moore Methodist MuseumJOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: RECURRING WEEKLY ON THURSDAY UNTIL MARCH 28, 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.

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

Cornerstone University ChoraleCORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY CHORALE: MARCH 1, 2019

The Cornerstone University Chorale, Dr. Kent Walters, conductor, will share the beauty and joy of choral music in Florida and Georgia on their 2019 tour, Feb 28 – March 10. We would love to see you at one or more of our concerts. Tickets are not needed; an offering will be received. See concert locations and details by clicking here.

Wesley United Methodist Church At Frederica: 6520 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: MARCH 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.

The Savannah Sipping SocietyTHE ISLAND PLAYERS PRESENTS THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 1, 2019 – MARCH 17, 2019

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives.

Performances: March 1-3, 8-10, 15-17. Fri – Sat 7:30PM Sun Matinee 3PM. The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-0338 or click here.

Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 2, 2019 – APRIL 27, 2019

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

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

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

Marsh Madness CleanupsMARSH MADNESS CLEANUP: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 2, 2019 – MARCH 30, 2019

Twelve March “Marsh Madness” Cleanups Planned, Volunteers Needed

Roll up your sleeves, put on your boots and come get muddy with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful! Help keep the beautiful Marshes of Glynn litter free at one of multiple scheduled March “Marsh Madness” cleanups! Sponsored locally by Georgia-Pacific Brunswick Cellulose Mill and kicking off the national Great America Cleanup effort, TWELVE area salt marsh cleanups have been planned and those dates can be found here.

“Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in Marsh Madness,” said KGIB executive director Lea King-Badyna. “Cleanups are planned for marsh bordering high ground, ocean bordering parks as well as down in the salt marshes themselves. This is our most expansive Marsh Madness effort to date, and a large volunteer turn out is crucial to making the biggest possible positive impact in removing trash and debris from this valuable natural resource.”

Bags, gloves and volunteer water will be provided; boots, sunscreen, bug spray, clothes/shoes for mud recommended. Register to participate in any of the March Marsh Madness cleanups via Keep Golden Isles Beautiful at info.kbgib@gmail.com or 912-279-1490. Please arrive a few minutes early to cleanups to allow for volunteer check in.

Golden Isles Chili CookoffRED HOT ROTARY CHILI COOKOFF: MARCH 2, 2019

A day of spicy fun for the entire family, Rotary of the Golden Isles, annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chile Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays. Tickets available in advance are $5 and $8 at the gate ($3 for ages 10 and under). Make sure to hold onto your spoon and dole out your tickets before the bell! Tickets can be purchased at Brogen’s North and South, GoFish, The Club, St. Simons Drug, The Brunswick News and Tipsy McSway’s.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 11:30 AM To 3:00 PM

Sound BitesSOUND BITES: MARCH 3, 2019

Artistry of Strings is the next offering in Sound Bites, a small salon series of special fundraising events sponsored by The Coastal Symphony of Georgia. The music program, presented by Kevin and Laurie Casseday, (cellist and double bass) will include chamber, classical, and contemporary selections.

Sunday, March 3. Doors open at 5:30, performance at 6:00, at Parker Gallery, Shops at Sea Island. Tickets are $50 per person and include an open bar and a reception catered by Tasteful Temptations. Be sure to make your reservations soon: Janice Lamattina at lamattina2@comcast.net.

Parker Gallery: 600 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Death of StalinLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | DEATH OF STALIN: MARCH 6, 2019

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

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

Georgia Elvis FestivalGEORGIA ELVIS FESTIVAL: MARCH 7, 2019 – MARCH 10, 2019

The seaside community of Brunswick, Georgia is an ideal location to start the Elvis festival season. Stroll through the beautiful downtown and see all the storefront windows decorated with Elvis memorabilia. With Tribute Artists performing outside in Brunswick’s signature squares throughout the weekend, the Georgia Elvis Festival is packed with entertainment. There are a number of great restaurants downtown, all within walking distance to the theater, and with low hotel room rates, it’s one of the least expensive Elvis events to attend. And once again we are proud to present the very best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world! This year’s festival will star Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Dwight Icenhower and Jay Dupuis. Last years Champion Austin Irby and Brunswick’s favorites Taylor Rodriguez and Cote Deonath. For more info, call (888) 406-5885 or click here.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520.

GOLDEN ISLES BIRDIES & BASS BENEFIT: MARCH 8, 2019

It’s a great event for a good cause! Fish a little, golf a little and you may just win big! We’ll have prizes, a silent auction, a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one. Fun and fellowship abound.

Not your everyday golf tournament – this event combines two great sports:  fishing and golf.  If one doesn’t work for you so much, the other will! It’s a great event for a good cause.  We’ve had good fun for the past two years and now it’s time to sign up again!

Teams compete in 18 holes of golf preceded by a fishing derby where teams can shave strokes off their golf score by reeling in big fish from a lake by the King and Prince clubhouse.  We’ve had great support from sponsors and team players alike.

Click here to learn more and sign up! Any questions, just call Melissa Stroud at 912-261-8512 x105. The King And Prince Golf Course: 100 Tabbystone, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Oyster Roast and Allman Brothers TributeANNUAL OYSTER ROAST CONCERT WITH TRIBUTE: MARCH 9, 2019

We’re excited to have a fundraising oyster roast complete with TRIBUTE- a celebration of the Allman Brothers Band, with proceeds benefiting The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia.

Tickets are $80/person and can be bought here. For more information, including the full menu, click here, call 912-268-5966 or email Echostsimons@gmail.com.

The King And Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM To 10:00 PM.

Meet the Author Series MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS STEVE BERRY: MARCH 13, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents, Steve Berry and The Malta Exchange. The number one internationally bestselling author of 14 Cotton Malone adventures and four stand-alone thrillers comes to talk about his latest book due out March 5.

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

66th Annual Tour of Homes on St. Simons and Sea IslandsANNUAL CHRIST CHURCH TOUR OF HOMES:MARCH 16, 2019

Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Frederica present the 66th Annual Tour of Homes on St. Simons and Sea Islands. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 on tour day. For full details on the tour stops and to plan your tour day visit, click here.

Christ Church, Frederica: 6329 Frederica Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8683. 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM.

Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts MarketSPRING INVITATIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET: MARCH 16, 2019 – MARCH 17, 2019

Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10:00-5:00pm on all days.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-0628, email artdowntown@comcast.net, or click here.

Tea with DamesLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | TEA WITH DAMES: MARCH 20, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Tea with Dames, UK, 2018, directed by Roger Michell. Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. 84 minutes; not rated.

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

MOONRISE AT ECHO: MARCH 20, 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.

100 MilesNATURALIST 101: MARCH 21, 2019

“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: 65 Years of Ecological Research on Sapelo Island” Lecture with Dr. Damon Gannon, Assistant Director of UGA Marine Institute. Naturalist 101:Master your coastal Georgia knowledge

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!

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

Brad Ross IllusionistGOLDEN ISLES LIVE PRESENTS ILLUSIONIST BRAD ROSS: MARCH 22, 2019

Audiences and critics around the world have called Brad Ross the greatest illusionist of our time, and his impressive credits certainly reflect that. From years honing his craft working with the Walt Disney Company as the star of “Disney LIVE,” multiple world tours, performances in prestigious theaters, aboard cruise ships, at massive theme parks and on over 500 national and international television programs, Brad Ross has mesmerized millions with his magic.

What makes Brad Ross stand out is his modern-day approach to the age-old theatrical art of stage trickery. His unique & charming personality combined with breathtaking grand illusions and jaw-dropping magic create an unforgettable journey of the imagination.

Glynn Academy: 1001 Mansfield St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 638-4111 or click here.

Character Breakfast CHARACTER BREAKFAST: MARCH 23, 2019

Tickets for Character Breakfast for Spring 2019 are on SALE NOW! Thankful for our volunteers and our host, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, for hosting our Spring 2019 Character Breakfast! Prices are $15 per person or $50 for a family of 4! Who is your favorite character? Time: 8:30-9:30am

For more info, click here. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church: 1116 Richmond Street, Brunswick, GA. 8:30 AM To 9:30 AM.

Bites and BandsST SIMONS ISLAND FOOD & SPIRITS BITES & BANDS: MARCH 23, 2019

The St. Simons Food + Spirits Festival presents “Bites and Bands”celebrating the best the South has to offer in this quintessential coastal destination. This year we bring together culinary excellence, leading chefs, beverage experts, popular bands and more in one festive experience under a canopy of oaks at picturesque Gascoigne Bluff. Locals and visitors alike, plan to save the date for this one-of-a-kind spring festival on March 23 rd , 2019, rain or shine.

Attend “Bites and Bands” and enjoy local flavors while listening to great music from The Pine Box Dwellers, Strawberry Flats w/ John Keane, and the Randall Bramblett Band. Twenty of the best local restaurants, along with spirit, craft brew and fine wine providers will be on site to share their top coastal Georgia dishes and libations with our guests.

The St. Simons Food + Spirits Festival is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that highlights the best of the Golden Isles’ culinary bounty, scenic beauty and history – while raising funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles.

For more info, email beth@bethwilliamsandcompany.com or click here. Gascoigne Bluff: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Jewish Food and Culture FestivalJEWISH FOOD AND CULTURE FESTIVAL: MARCH 24, 2019

Historic Temple Beth Tefilloh, with the help of Tipsy McSway’s Restaurant, will hold its annual Jewish Food and Culture festival Sunday, March 4 noon-3:30 p.m. in the Jekyll Squares off Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick.

The entire community is invited to learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music, ceremonies, and, in particular, the delicious traditional food. Admission to the festival is free. Temple members will sell varieties of tasty foods and drinks. There will be activities for children, a Jewish Wedding ceremony, Israeli dancing and a raffle.

Proceeds will go to the 125+ year old temple’s restoration and building fund. Klezmer Local 42 band from Athens will be rejoining for this year’s festival. Everyone looks forward to seeing everyone at this fabulous fun event. Open to the entire community! If you would like to volunteer or be a sponsor, please contact the temple office at info@bethtefilloh.org as community involvement is appreciated.

Clark GableCLARK GABLE’S BEST MOVIES: MARCH 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.

Meet the Author seriesMEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS DANA BEACH: MARCH 26, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author series presents Dana Beach and A Wholly Admirable Thing: Defending Nature and Community on the South Carolina Coast. This book chronicles the stories that showcase the rise of the Coastal Conservation League to one of the country’s most tenacious and innovative conservation groups. It is a celebration of how everyone can work together to make the southeast coast a better, friendlier place by keeping what attracts people to it in the first place.

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.

8th Annual Rodeo at the BeachRODEO AT THE BEACH: MARCH 29, 2019

The 8th Annual RODEO AT THE BEACH is coming to the Exchange Club Fairgrounds on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. This IPRA sanctioned event will feature top Rodeo professionals from all around the globe. These professionals love to come to our beach community so our event always draws some of the best Rodeo stars in the business. Bring the kids out to enjoy this family friendly event. Gates open at 6:00pm and Rodeo starts at 7:30pm. – at Exchange Club of Brunswick.

101 Emory Dawson Rd, Brunswick, GA 31520. 6:00 PM. $15. For more info, click here.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: MARCH 30, 2019 – MARCH 31, 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. FREE. For more info, click here.

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

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons IslandPRIME 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.

St. Simons Island Sunday BrunchSUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon. Weekly – 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

October 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, September 28th, 2018

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MOTTE THOMAS EXHIBIT: OCTOBER 1 – OCTOBER 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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BERNSTEIN AND BEETHOVEN: OCTOBER 1, 2018

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

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

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GOLDEN ISLES GREEN DRINKS: OCTOBER 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other events include:

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

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

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

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: OCTOBER 5, 2018

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

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GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY BETWEEN OCTOBER 5, 2018 – OCTOBER 26, 2018

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

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

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. 6:30pm – 8:30pm. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7333. $15. 10/5/2018, 10/12/2018, 10/19/2018, 10/26/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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COASTFEST 2018: OCTOBER 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: OCTOBER 6, 2018 – OCTOBER 7, 2018

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

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

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AUTUMN WINE DINNER: OCTOBER 7, 2018

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

Items are subject to change due to availability:

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

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

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

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

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


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RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: OCTOBER 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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CINEMA GOURMET PRESENTS DOUBLE INDEMNITY: OCTOBER 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MONSTER MASH BASH: OCTOBER 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CREATIVE PAPER PLANTINGS WORKSHOP: OCTOBER 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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ART CRAWL: OCTOBER 18, 2018

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

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

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FERN FRIDAY: OCTOBER 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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BOO BASH CAR SHOW: OCTOBER 20, 2018

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

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

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NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY AT FORT FREDERICA: OCTOBER 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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SOUL STREET DANCE: OCTOBER 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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TASTE OF THE VINE: OCTOBER 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

 

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: OCTOBER 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

July 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 29th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RED WHITE & BREW: JULY 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY: JULY 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: JULY 6, 2018

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

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

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

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


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

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

Terrariums

TINY TOTS NIGHT LIGHT TERRARIUMS: JULY 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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BRUNSWICK BASH: JULY 13, 2018

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

Summer Classic Film Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sounds by the Sea

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: JULY 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer is the perfect time of year for kiddos to try new hobbies. The summer golf program instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional, focuses on the education, instruction, skills drills, and competitions. Ages 8-15 are welcome and lunch is included. Registration required. Call 912-634-0255 for details.
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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS JONATHAN PUTNAM: JULY 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: JULY 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 1st, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: JUNE 1, 2018

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

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GEORGIA SEA ISLANDS FESTIVAL 2018: JUNE 2, 2018

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

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

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

RhythmOnTheRiverRHYTHM ON THE RIVER: JUNE 3, 2018

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

RecycledCraftsRECYCLED CRAFTS: JUNE 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COMEDIAN TAYLOR MASON: JUNE 9, 2018

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

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

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GULLAH GEECHEE FILM FESTIVAL: June 9, 2018

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

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

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

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SOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: JUNE 9, 2018

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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DESIGNED FOR MORE LAUNCH PARTY: JUNE 12, 2018

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

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

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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | PETER RABBIT: JUNE 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | LEAVEY: JUNE 20, 2018

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

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

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RANI GARNER OPENING SHOW & RECEPTION: JUNE 22, 2018

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

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SEA TURTLES AFTER DARK: JUNE 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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SOUNDS BY THE SEA: JUNE 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: JUNE 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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