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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.

November 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, November 1st, 2019

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

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

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

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

First Friday Brunswick GeorgiaFIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: NOVEMBER 1, 2019

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

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

Francis Fall BazaarFRANCIS FALL BAZAAR: NOVEMBER 2, 2019

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

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

St. Simons Antique ShowSIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: NOVEMBER 2, 2019 – NOVEMBER 3, 2019

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more!  All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

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

2019 Sole Jam2019 SOLE JAM: NOVEMBER 3, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Tinted Tide Pottery and Art Studio: 262 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. $42.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cerama-glass class is the first of it’s kind in their studio. It yields gorgeous results in a unique bowl that you can keep or gift. This nature inspired piece consists of a handmade ceramic bowl that you will paint in the studio, then decorate with a layer of fused glass. The glass melts into a crackling design to create a gorgeous, shimmering surface at the bottom of the bowl. This organic-ware bowl is approximately the size of a cereal bowl.

Each bowl made will be created from your own color choice of glass and glaze. They will seal the glass in a thin layer of resin to protect/ preserve your piece, however these bowls are decorative and not meant for food use.

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

The Tinted Tide Pottery and Art Studio: 262 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. $34.

Guale Preserve Trail Run 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paddling Film Festival2019 PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 10, 2019

On The Fly Outfitters, located in Historic Downtown Brunswick, is proud to bring back an exciting NEW line-up of award winning paddling films for the 2nd year. Join us for this year’s best paddling films, screened in over 120 cities around the world. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.

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

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

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

Brunswick Porch FestPORCH FEST: NOVEMBER 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

Door Prizes from our award-winning Tree Preservationists:

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

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

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GAMOONRISE AT ECHO: NOVEMBER 12, 2019

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

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967 or click here.Everybody KnowsTHE LITERARY GUILD PRESENT EVERYBODY KNOWS: NOVEMBER 13, 2019

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

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.Duck SoupCINEMA GOURMET: NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, continues Thursday, November 14, 2019 with the Four Marx Brothers in their hilarious, wacky, chaotic comedy, Duck Soup.  The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Chef Judah Lynch and Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

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

Privateer Lynx

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

Privateer Lynx is a replica of an 1812 privateer with the same name. The ship is out of Nantucket, Mass. that is owned and operated by the Lynx Educational Foundation. Tall Ship Lynx is a well respected and famous Top Sail Schooner Tall Ship. The Lynx mission is to teach the youth about maritime history during the 1812 war when was fighting for our independence and for fair trade.

The ship will be open to the public offering free dockside Deck Tours, along with offering their award-winning educational programs to schools and youth groups. The ship will be at Morningstar Marina will make a grand arrival November 10. The lynx and crew is also offering daily public sailing which is a public 2 1/2 interactive sailing aboard the historical Privateer Lynx, Tickets for the public sailing are now available here.

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

RUSTIC NATIVITY CLAY CLASS: NOVEMBER 14, 2019

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

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

The Tinted Tide Pottery and Art Studio: 262 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. $27.

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

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

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

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

Eat, Drink & Paint Light Up Night

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

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

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

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

The Tinted Tide Pottery and Art Studio: 262 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. $50.

Moxie Craft FestMOXIE CRAFT FEST: NOVEMBER 16, 2019

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

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

Sea Island Half Marathon and 10K

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

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

All participants will receive:

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

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

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

Katie Deal

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

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

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

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 3:00 PM. For more information, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Elmer Gantry

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

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

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

Kaye Schmitz and The Consort Conspiracy

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  • The BMW Pro-Am Event — Seaside Course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biggest Little Farm

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

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

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

B-17 at the St. Simons Island Airport

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

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

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

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

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

Fort Frederica National Monument

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at The King and Prince Resort

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brunswick Christmas Tree Lighting

2019 CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: NOVEMBER 29, 2019

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

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

Comedy Night at The King and Prince Resort

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

HEADLINER: Al Ernst

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

OPENING ACT: Paul Jensen

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

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

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

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

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

Prime Rib DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: EVERY FRIDAY

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

Sunday BrunchSUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: EVERY SUNDAY

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

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

 

 

October 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & LibraryJOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: RECURRING WEEKLY ON THURSDAY UNTIL DECEMBER 26, 2019

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

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & Library: 100 Arthur Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-4050 or click here. 2:00 PM.Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: RECURRING WEEKLY ON FRIDAY UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 2019

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

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

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


Arctic THE LITERARY GUILD PRESENT ARCTIC:
OCTOBER 2, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Arctic.  Iceland/Demark, 2019, directed by Joe Penna.  After a rescue attempt to his plane crash site fails, Overgård must decide whether to stay in the relative safety of his makeshift camp with dwindling supplies or make an arduous trek out in the frigid “Arctic” with his injured rescuer.  In English and Danish with subtitles; 98 minutes; rated PG13.

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

Firebox Southern Soul BBQ

FIREBOX | SOUTHERN SOUL BBQ DINNER: OCTOBER 3, 2019

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

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

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

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

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: OCTOBER 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

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

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

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

Coastfest 2019

COASTFEST 2019: OCTOBER 5, 2019

Georgia’s largest celebration of our state’s coastal natural resources is ready to take center stage! The 25th edition of this annual event will take place at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick on Saturday, October 5th from 10 am ’til 4pm. Over 70 interactive environmental, educational and resource organizations from around the southeast will offer visitors a chance to learn about Georgia’s coastal resources and have some fun at the same time.

CoastFest 2019 will offer new experiences around every corner for visitors this year! Throughout the day under the show tents returning favorites, Arthur Atsma and his Science Circus will demonstrate marine science and Newtonian physics with fast-paced circus stunts and magic tricks; Jim Sawgrass and his Creek Indian family will entertain with Native American songs and ritual dances. Master juggler Rhys Thomas will perform amazing juggling feats with lots of audience participation. And don’t miss the ‘Family Fun Follies’ when the amazing skills of both juggler and magician combine for a high energy show sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

At CoastFest 2019 you can put your hands into the touch tanks ..learn boating safety …learn to kayak …take part in living history demonstrations …watch cannon firings … see the CoastFest student art contest entries …hold live snakes or an alligator …learn about oyster habitat restoration …try your hand at archery …tour the US Coast Guard boats …walk up to a bull moose, a bear, an elk, a wolf….and much, much more!

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

Firebox Southern Soul BBQ

FIREBOX | BBQ ON THE BLUFF: OCTOBER 5, 2019

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

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

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

The renowned Capt. Gabby, a vintage 42 ft. wooden trawler, converted and outfitted as a popular kayak cruiser, will be anchored in the river offering kayak fishing from the pier.

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

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

St. Simons Island Antique ShowST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: OCTOBER 5, 2019 – OCTOBER 6, 2019

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more!  All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

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

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

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

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

Rhythm on the RiverRHYTHM ON THE RIVER | TIE DYED SUNSET: OCTOBER 6, 2019

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

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Free.

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

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents “Six Women, Six Stories.”  Authors Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Kate Quinn, Sophie Perinot and Heather Webb will talk about their collaborative book, Ribbons of Scarlet:  A Novel of the French Revolution.  (Books will be sold by the G.J. Ford Bookshop.)

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

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

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

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

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

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


ABBAMANIA

ABBAMANIA IN CONCERT: OCTOBER 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, kicks off the 2019-20 season on Thursday, October 10, 2019 with Charles Laughton’s beautiful and terrifying masterpiece, The Night of the Hunter. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Chef Judah Lynch and Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

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

Fall Fruit Cooking Class St. Simons Island

FALL FRUIT HARVEST COOKING CLASS: OCTOBER 12, 2019

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

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

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GAMOONRISE AT ECHO: OCTOBER 13, 2019

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

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

Never Look Away

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

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

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

St. Simons Art CrawlART CRAWL: OCTOBER 17, 2019

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

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

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

Sponsored by :

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

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

Haunted Union Street Ghost Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come out to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in the 6th annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. If you would like to enter your car there is a $20.00 registration fee.

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

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

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

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

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

Fort Frederica

CELEBRATE ARCHAEOLOGY AT FORT FREDERICA: OCTOBER 19, 2019

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

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

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

Brunswick Monster MashMONSTER MASH BASH: OCTOBER 19, 2019

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

Guests should come dressed in their most creative costume and be ready to enjoy a Halloween themed night with music for dancing, delicious fall-themed heavy hors’douerves catered by Tasteful Temptations, a Witch’s brew, cash bar, and a costume contest with the winners taking home coveted trophies.

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

Burt Lancaster

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

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

October 21, 23 – The Rose Tattoo

November 18, 20 – Elmer Gantry

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the Author Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coral Bowl Glass Class

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

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

The Tinted Tide Pottery and Art Studio: 262 Redfern Village, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. $32.

The Others

THE LITERARY GUILD PRESENT THE OTHERS: OCTOBER 30, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Others, USA/Spain, 2011, directed by Alejandro Amenábar.  Nicole Kidman delivers an utterly unforgettable performance in this scary and stylish thriller.  The unpredictable twists and turns of this compelling hit will keep you guessing as it keeps you riveted to the edge of your seat.  104 minutes; rated PG13.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prime Rib DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: EVERY FRIDAY

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

Sunday BrunchSUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: EVERY SUNDAY

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

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

 

 

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.

 

 

August + Labor Day 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

 

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

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

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

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

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

The DefenderCHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | ETHAN MICHAELI: AUGUST 29, 2019 The series will conclude on August 29 with the lecture entitled “Robert Abbott and the Legendary Newspaper that Changed America.”  A St. Simons Island native, Robert Abbott founded The Chicago Defender in 1905 after moving north. John Sengstacke, Abbott’s Savannah-born nephew and successor as publisher of the newspaper, will also be discussed.  The Defendergrew to have the highest circulation of any African-American owned newspaper in the world. Our speaker, Ethan Michaeli, is author of the critically acclaimed book, The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, which was named a Notable Book of 2016 by The New York Times and the Washington Post. After earning a degree in English language and literature from the College at the University of Chicago, Michaeli worked as a copy editor and reporter at The Defender in the 1990s.  He founded the Residents’ Journal, a magazine for Chicago public housing tenants, which won numerous national awards and grants.   He currently lectures at the University of Chicago’s Harris Public Policy School and is senior advisor at the Goldin Institute. A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM. $50 For Members. $90 For Non-Members. For more info, click here. Zootopia SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | ZOOTOPIA: AUGUST 29, 2019 The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM. Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 554-3810. Prime Rib DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019 Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click ECHO Restaurant specials. To make reservations call 912-268-5967. St. Simons Island Antique Show ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more! 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. FREE. For more info, click here. All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Sounds by the Sea SOUNDS BY THE SEA: SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019 The Blues Factor Band playing high energy music that encompasses more than blues; get ready for classic rock, Motown, funk R&B and all the great hits from the past to the present. Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored Magic 105.9, 104.1 The Wave, and 92.7 SSI (radio sponsor) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to join the fun and sponsor individual concerts. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. Little Light MusicA LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING SOUNDS OF MOTOWN: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

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

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

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-7099 or click here. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM   King and Prince Bloody MarySUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO:  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.

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

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

 

May 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: MAY 3, 2019

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

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

Meet the Author

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

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

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

One Slight Hitch - The Island Players

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

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

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

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

Beer Fest

BEER FEST: MAY 4, 2019

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

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

Frederica Academy Derby Day

FREDERICA ACADEMY DERBY DAY: MAY 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

Cinco De Mayo Party at the Hop Soul in Brunswick

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY: MAY 5, 2019

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

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

Golden Isles Youth Orchestra

GOLDEN ISLES YOUTH ORCHESTRA LATIN TAPAS: MAY 5, 2019

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

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

Rhythm on the River

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

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

Bugs and Brew at On the Fly Outfitters

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

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

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

Moxie Craft Fest in Downtown Brunswick

MOXIE CRAFT FEST: MAY 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Mayfair Festival, Georgia

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

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

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

Porch St. Simons Island and the Pine Box Dwellers

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

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

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

Mothers Day Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: MAY 12, 2019

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

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

Fly Fishing at Village Creek Landing, Georgia

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

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

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

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

Meet the Author

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

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

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

Literary Guild of St. Simons Island - BlackkKlansman

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BLACKKKLANSMAN: MAY 15, 2019

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

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

Stories of St. Simons Island

STORIES OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND: MAY 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

MOONRISE AT ECHO: MAY 18, 2019

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

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

Little Light Music Concert Series

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

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

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

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

Kathleen Stamps Horse Clinic

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

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

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

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

Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens Tonight

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

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

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

St. Simons Island Antique Show

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

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

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

Sounds by the Sea in the Golden Isles

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: MAY 26, 2019

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

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

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

TAPS AT TWILIGHT: May 27, 2019

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

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

Meet the Author

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

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

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

Literary Guild of St. Simons - The Bookshop

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

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

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

Live Music at ECHO Restaurant

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

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

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

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO St. Simons

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAYS

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

Sunday Brunch at ECHO Restaurant

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS

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

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

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

April 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

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

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

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

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

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

St. Simons Art Crawl

ART CRAWL: APRIL 4, 2019

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

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

Annual International Festival Cooking

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: APRIL 5, 2019

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

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

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: APRIL 5, 2019

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

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

Hofwl-Broadfield Planation

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

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

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

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

Art in the Park

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

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

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

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

The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island

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

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

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

Supper on The Farm at Gillard Farms

SUPPER AT THE FARM: APRIL 7, 2019

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

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

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

Coastal Symphony of Georgia Music

AMERICAN SOUNDS: APRIL 8, 2019

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

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

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

Nao Santa Maria at Downtown Brunswick, Georgia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cinema Gourmet St. Simons

CINEMA GOURMET | THE PRINCESS BRIDE: APRIL 11, 2019

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

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

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

Josh Wilson at the Golden Isles

JOSH WILSON LIVE!: APRIL 12, 2019

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

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

Brunswick Shrine Club Spring Bazaar

BRUNSWICK SHRINE CLUB SPRING BAZAAR: APRIL 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island

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

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

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

Golden Isles Penguin Project - Penguin Bash

PENGUIN BISTRO BASH!: APRIL 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

St. Simons Literary Guild - National Poetry Month

LITERARY GUILD | POETRY READING: APRIL 18, 2019

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

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

100 Miles of Coastal Georgia

NATURALIST 101: APRIL 18, 2019

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

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

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

Privateer Lynx Tall Ship coming to Brunswick, Georgia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Puzzle - The Literary Guild of St. Simons

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PUZZLE: APRIL 19, 2019

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

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

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

MOONRISE AT ECHO: APRIL 19, 2019

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

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

Easter Sunday Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

EASTER BRUNCH: APRIL 21, 2019

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

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

Cassina's Annual Garden Walk

CASSINA’S ANNUAL GARDEN WALK: APRIL 27, 2019

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

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

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

St. Simons Island Antique Show

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

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

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

Golden Isles Food Truck Festival

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

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

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

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

Classic Nashville Roadshow 2

CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW 2: APRIL 28, 2019

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

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

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

100 Miles Coastal Georgia

NATURALIST 101 | FIELD TRIP: APRIL 28, 2019

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

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

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

Live Music at ECHO St. Simons

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

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

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

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO St. SImons

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAYS

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

Sunday Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS

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

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

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

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.

February 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Robert A. Kelterborn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Downtown Brunswick First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: FEBRUARY 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

Chocolate Making ClassCHOCOLATE CLASS: FEBRUARY 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BlacKkKlansmanLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BLACKKKLANSMAN: FEBRUARY 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pasta Making ClassPASTA MAKING CLASS: FEBRUARY 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tokyo StoryCINEMA GOURMET | TOKYO STORY: FEBRUARY 14, 2019

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

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

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

ECHO Valentine's Dinner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Storytellers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moonrise at ECHOMOONRISE AT ECHO: FEBRUARY 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ladies Who LunchLADIES WHO LUNCH: FEBRUARY 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Live Music St. Simons Island

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

Prime Rib Dinner

 

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

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