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April 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018


Shell-E-Brate Spring Festival

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

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

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

Ghosts and Legends at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

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

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

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

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

Coffee with the Author

COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR JULIE BRAGG: APRIL 6, 2018

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

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

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

First Friday at Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: APRIL 6, 2018

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

International Festival

THE 7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: APRIL 6, 2018

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

Fendig Plein Air Art Festival

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

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

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

Jekyll Island Book Festival

JEKYLL ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL: APRIL 7, 2018

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

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

St. Simons Antique Show

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

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

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

A Taste of Glynn

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

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

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


Coastal Photography Exhibit - Earth Day

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

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

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

Rhythm on the River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: APRIL 8, 2018

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

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

Coastal Symphony of Georgia

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

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

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

Coffee with the Author

COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR STEVE BERRY: APRIL 9, 2018

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

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

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

Cinema Gormet - Some Like It Hot

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

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

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

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

Tinted Tide - Summer Shell Class

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

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

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

Literary Guild Films

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PATERSON: APRIL 13, 2018

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

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

Art in the Park

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

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

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

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

Patriots Day Parade

PATRIOTS DAY PARADE: APRIL 14, 2018

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

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

Puppies and Pin-Ups Car Show

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

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

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

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

Southern Grown Farmers Market

SOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: APRIL 14, 2018

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

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

Classic Nashville Roadshow

CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW: APRIL 15, 2018

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

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

Rainbow Fish at The Tinted Tide

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

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

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

Evening with the Stars

EVENING WITH THE STARS: APRIL 19, 2018

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

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

Palm Coast Yappy Hour

YAPPY HOUR AT PALM COAST: APRIL 19, 2018

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

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

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

Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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

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

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

Young Eagles Flight

YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT: APRIL 21, 2018

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

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

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

Golden Gala

GOLDEN GALA: APRIL 22, 2018

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

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

Clean and Green Golf Tournament

CLEAN AND GREEN GOLF TOURNAMENT: APRIL 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

Literary Guild Film - The Big Sick

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

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

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

Island Bridal - Champagne Chats

CHAMPAGNE CHATS: APRIL 26, 2018

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

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

Ladies Night at Tinted Tide

LADIES NIGHT AT THE TINTED TIDE: APRIL 26, 2018

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

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

Moo-Town Review Party

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

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

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

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

Moxie Craft Festival

MOXIE CRAFT FEST: APRIL 27, 2018

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

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

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

Cassina's Garden Walk

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

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

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

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

Golden Island Live! 3 Redneck Tenors

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

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

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

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

Epworth Music on the River

MUSIC ON THE RIVER: APRIL 28, 2018

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

Moonrise at ECHO Restaurant

MOONRISE AT ECHO: APRIL 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

August 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, July 28th, 2017

SAMBASSAMBAS by Raymond Dumas III Exhibit: Monday, July 24th to Monday, August 21st, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts welcomes home a Golden Isles native son, Raymond Dumas III known to local friends and family as “Rusty”. GVA is proud to present “SAMBAS”, a retrospective exhibition with painting works by Raymond Dumas III from 1991 – 2017. Raymond studied Art at Cambridge University in England, the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, Cooper Union in New York and at the School of Visual Arts, in New York where he earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1995. He later continued his studies to earn a Masters of Fine Arts at Yale University School of Art in 1997. Since then, Raymond has worked extensively in the film, television, print, and advertising industries as a production illustrator and designer. He is a scholar and historian of Nigerian Afrobeat music. He has published articles in Wax Poetics Magazine on Afrobeat music, and Published Photographs in Purple-Fashion Magazine. He has lived in the United States, Mexico and Spain. “My painting impulses come like heat lightning in the St. Simons Island night. They are clouds that burst with incandescent light, revealing a pattern, before closing, only to explode moments later in a new form. The exhibition is called “Sambas” because my art comes as a musical light and rhythm.”, said Dumas. “Some of Dumas’ paintings in this collection range in styles from the quiet and still color fields of Mark Rothko, some include energetic, lines and shapes in an almost grafitti-esque style, others are reminiscent of lines and dots on a map, with repetition suggesting a rhythm of place and convergence.”, said Susan Ryles, Executive Director, Glynn Visual Arts. For more info, call 912-638-8770 or click here.

Opening Reception, Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Glynn Visual Arts – Portman Gallery, 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

enco_2017_betterEncounter Youth Choir: Sunday, July 30th to Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The Encounter Youth Choir from Alton, Illinois, will be visiting Southeast Georgia to close out their 45th season. The group will present the musical “At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Bradley Knight at three free performances. “Tour,” as it’s called by the group, will not only include performances but also service work, retreat and worship time, and local tourist activities. Encounter is made up of 85 high school students from six schools representing nearly 30 Alton area churches. For more info, call 618-830-9953 or click here.

  • Sunday, July 30th – singing selections at both morning services (9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.) at Wesley United Methodist Church | 6520 Frederica Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Monday, July 31st – singing full performance at 7 p.m. Strickland Auditorium Epworth by the Sea | 100 Arthur J Moore Drive St Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Tuesday, August 1st – singing full performance at 7:30 p.m. Ritz Theater | 1530 Newcastle Street. Brunswick, GA 31520

petsposterSummer Movie Series | The Secret Life of Pets: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Admission is $1 per person per showing. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. August 2nd is Secret Life of Pets.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

19800622_1426236777463899_1575533695014806109_oQuick Dinners with Chef Matthew & Food Alchemist Jovan: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Happy School Days! As the summer comes to a close and school beings; preparing hearty meals for your family can get a little hectic. Have no fear Chef Matthew & Food Alchemist Jovan are here to lend a hand. The class is open to everyone from moms to teens to college students or those that just want to learn a few new tricks. This class is 2 hours long and the great part is that you get to eat everything you make in class. So why not book your seat and join in with everyone at The Farmer & The Larder as we usher in the new school year!

The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, August 4th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.

AugustMoonRise_1000Moonrise Party at ECHO: Sunday 6th to Tuesday 8th, August 2017

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

ECHO: 101 Downing Dr, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-268-5967 or click here.

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River: Matt Walsh Trio: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

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

little_light_music_3A Little Light Music Concert featuring Island Garage Brand: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate or in advance at the Museum Store. Children under 12 are free.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7099 or click here.

GolfCamp2017info_384x512Junior Golfers Summer Program: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017- 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The King and Prince Golf Course’s summer program for young golfers is back! Budding golfers between ages 8 and 15 will have a chance to hone their skills. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., golfers will participate in education and instruction, skills drills, and competitions.

If you know a Junior Golfer interested in participating, register them for one of their camps this summer! For additional details contact Robert Long at 912.634.0255 or email him at rlong@mmihg.com. For forms, click here.

singSummer Movie Series | Sing: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Admission is $1 per person per showing. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. August 9th is Sing!

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

edward-teach-also-known-as-blackbeard-web-nora_titoneChautauqua Lecture Series | Nora Titone: Thursday, August 10th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Historian Nora Titone will discuss the intriguing family saga of John Wilkes Booth, his father Junius, and his brother Edwin, based on her book My Thoughts Be Bloody. She will describe their theatrical tours in the American South and the motivation behind 19th century America’s most famous assassination. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

 

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Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce. The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-3994.

pirates_colinChautauqua Lecture Series | Colin Woodard: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Best-selling author and journalist Colin Woodard will take us back in time in his lecture, “The Republic of Pirates: Blackbeard and the Real Pirates of the Caribbean.” As early as 1760, Georgia’s Blackbeard Island was named for the notorious pirate, Edward Teach, based on reports that he had buried treasure there. Sadly, no treasure has ever been found. Woodard will describe the Golden Age of Pirates when renegade seamen set up a colony in the Bahamas and essentially cut off trade routes between Europe and New World. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

13124943_1025957727491808_5054528795130071556_nKeep It Simple Sweetie Cooking Class: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The class is structured around a 4-course meal prep and dine outline. Giving each couple a chance to learn all the ins and outs of the meal so that they can recreate it at home together.

Singles don’t be wary we want you to join in as well so that you can treat your future someone special to a fine dining experience. Please be advised this is a ticketed only class. Cost: Single $45.00; Couple $80.00.

The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

arts__crafts_show_1End of Summer Arts and Craft Show: Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th, August 2017

End of Summer Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

For more info, call 912-230-1042 or click here.

19875242_1426231457464431_8355316746649188021_nHealthy Cooking with Flava from Puerto Rico: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chef Amadeus is taking over The Farmer & The Larder kitchen to bring the Golden Isles a taste of Puerto Rican Flava.

Chef Amadeus, the winner of the Food Networks’ Extreme Chef – “Mexican Showdown” – and creator of Southern Passion, a salt-free line of spices. This host of Extreme Food Fights and Southern Passion Lounge was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He grew up cooking with his grandmother who was from Puerto Rico and his mother from Philadelphia. Chef Amadeus has taken his passion from the apron strings of his grandmother and mother to Seattle to the Caribbean and back to his mother’s kitchen. Yes, Chef Amadeus still enjoys cooking for his mother. He feels that the time he spends with his mother fuels his desire and passion for being more creative when preparing dishes for his clients. Chef Amadeus’ passion for creating amazing flavors, always searching for new techniques, and mentoring up and coming chefs has taken him to the shores of Europe, The Caribbean, Pacific Northwest and back to Jacksonville.

Ticket price: $45/ person. Be advised this is a ticketed only cooking class. All tickets must be purchased by Thursday, August 17th. The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Maggie and Jackson Evans: Sunday, August 20th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians. Savannah-based musicians Maggie and Jackson Evans take the stage with their unique blend of jazz and salsa playing original tunes and audience favorites on August 20th.

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on.

Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free.

Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Call Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934 for more information.

083_1Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Monday, August 21st, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, first on the mainland since 1979, and first to sweep across the entire country since 1918 and you’re invited! Come to Fort Frederica and take part in viewing this rare astronomical event on a unique historical site. Eclipse glasses will be made available but supplies are limited. Important to note is that South Georgia is not in the total eclipse band, we will experience approximately 90% eclipse.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-638-3639 or click here.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesdays, August 23rd & 30th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner with all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner to see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at GVA on the following Wednesday nights: August 23rd & 30th and Sept. 13th & 20th.

maxresdefault_1Literary Guild Film Series: Harry and Snowman: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The St. Simons Island Literary Guild Film Series presents Harry and the Snowman, USA, 2015, directed by Ron Davis. Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the U.S. after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken-down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. 84 minutes; not rated. A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_002_5Chautauqua Lecture Series | William W. Winn: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Journalist and historian William W. (Billy) Winn will present “The Great Creek Land Grab,” based on his recent book, The Triumph of the Ecunnau-Nuxulgee. Key players in this notorious political drama had roots in Coastal Georgia as members of the McIntosh Clan. Georgia Governor George M. Troup and his cousin Chief William McIntosh were involved in the controversial treaty that led to the removal of the Creek tribe from Georgia to Oklahoma. Winn covered the Civil Rights Movement for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was the editorial page editor at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. His book The Old Beloved Path describes the daily lives and customs of the Creek Indians. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

tdih-jul11-hd_still_624x352Chautauqua Lecture Series | David O. Stewart: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Author David O. Stewart will present a lecture on Aaron Burr, who visited Pierce Butler’s Hampton Point plantation only weeks after his fatal duel with Alexander Hamilton. Stewart’s program, “Aaron Burr: After the Duel, Things Really Got Interesting,” will be based on his 2013 prize-winning novel American Emperor. Going west in 1805, Burr explored the possibility of detaching the western territories from the union, along with other roguish pursuits. Charged with treason by President Thomas Jefferson, Burr’s trial before Chief Justice John Marshall challenged the new Constitution. Stewart, a former trial and appellate lawyer, is uniquely equipped to tell the story of one of America’s most famous trials. Author of four books on American history, Stewart has also published three historical mysteries. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

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

#Bottomless Mimosas x512Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

January 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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Glynn Visual Arts Presents “Spatial Concepts”: Tuesday 3rd to Tuesday 31st, January 2017

Three-dimensional (3-D) art is observed in terms of its height, width, and depth. Conceptual art is art in which concepts or ideas are communicated through unique and often metaphorical use of time, space, materials, and imagery, inviting the viewer to do more than just take the casual, off-handed glance. It invites viewers to think and ask questions. What is the artist attempting to communicate? Why this material, why this juxtaposition, why this size, why this image, why this color…? In this new exhibition at Glynn Visual Arts, the 3-D work of Jim Jones will make you think.

Local artist Jim Jones is both a dedicated conservator and a lifelong hunter-gatherer. Jones’ sculptural efforts focus upon the darker side of nature, in which evolutionary fact sometimes becomes mixed with anthropomorphic allusion, in a cornucopia of life forms gone wrong. An uncomfortable relationship between man and beast and suggestions of man’s beastly behavior suffuse these works with an intrinsic strength of expression that is, at times, too close for comfort. Shadows sometimes suggested in Jones’ paintings become real as life in the three dimensions of his sculptural works. http://www.jimjonesart.com/ Phone: 912-638-8770

 

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

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

 

neptune_park_fun_zone_web_size5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:00pm

The 5th Annual Polar Plunge is for anyone brave enough to take a refreshing dip in the chilly waters of the Neptune Fun Zone Pool. The plunge will be at 12:00 noon on January 7. The gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and admission is FREE!!! There will be hot chocolate for anyone brave enough to dive in. Phone: 912-279-2836

 

kandp_echo_moonrising_8x4-875_3-1-datelessMoonrise Party at ECHO: Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th, January 2017

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

 

cannons_point_ruins_webCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, January 13th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve on January 13. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit saintsimonslighthouse.org to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

 

tug_a_war8th Annual Pull for a Kid Tug O’War: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

Send a local Child in Need to Summer Day Camp. It costs about $750 per child for 10 weeks of Summer Break. The non-profit Pull for a Kid organization (established by a philanthropic group of former rugby players) sends almost 40 kids to camp every summer with the money raised from the Pull for a Kid Tug O’War family-friendly fun competition. Help them send even more this year! Grab your friends, family or coworkers to put together a 5 member team and come PULL! Divisions: Women, Men, High School, Coed. $100 entry donation per team.

If you don’t feel up to showing off your brawn, just come out and cheer everyone on, because the REAL winners here are the kids! This is a great community event!

 

sslt_oyster_roast2017St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The annual St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast is on the calendar for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Now in its 17th year, the oyster roast continues the tradition of highlighting the talents of local chefs, who prepare and donate Southern favorites such as Low Country Boil, barbecue, and oysters, plus sides and desserts. Making it all happen will be more than 130 donors and volunteers, under the direction of event chair Judie Mattie.

Again this year, folk singer and acoustic guitarist Owen Plant will perform onstage under the majestic live oaks. “The oyster roast is a celebration of the Land Trust’s conservation work,” says David Pope, executive director of the St. Simons Land Trust. “After Hurricane Matthew, we all have an even greater appreciation for the need to preserve and protect the natural and scenic character of St. Simons.”

Tickets are $75 each. The price for members, through Jan. 6, is just $50. Non-members who wish to join can do so online here. For information about tickets or membership, call 912-638-9109.

 

The Literary Guild presents Bridge of Spies: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Bridge of Spies. USA, 2015, directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance, who earned an Academy Award for his portrayal), who was arrested for espionage in the US. 144 minutes; Rated PG 13. They are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theatre rental fees. Phone: 912-289-7357

Coffee with the Author Mary Ellen Donavan Fuller: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Mary Ellen Donovan Fuller talking about Strangers on the Bridge. You’ve seen the film, now hear about the book that was the basis for the movie. Strangers on the Bridge was written by James B. Donovan in 1967. Ms. Fuller, his daughter, will discuss the book, talk about her father’s legacy and what it was like to live the real story. At the Casino Building in room 108. Free to Literary Guild members. $10 for guests. Reservations recommended: click here.

 

header02revAtwater Donnelly in Concert: Friday, January 20th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Award winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return to the Ritz to present an evening of traditional American folk songs and percussive dance. Phone: 912-262-6934

 

wine_women_and_shoes_0Wine, Women & Shoes: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Sip delicious wines – Shop designer fashions – Savor a delicious lunch – Bid on incredible auction lots – Enter the Best in Shoe contest – Have a chance to win your dream closet – Mingle with charming Shoe Guys & MORE! Benefiting Hospice of the Golden Isles

Coffee with the Author Maggie Toussaint: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Maggie Toussaint. Whether it’s the puzzle of a relationship or a who-dun-it, she tackles them all with aplomb and wonder. Maggie writes cozy mystery and romantic suspense under her own name, and science fiction under the pen name of Rigel Carson. She is a member of Washington Romance Writers, First Coast Romance Writers, Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and Low Country Sisters in Crime.

Room 108, Casino Building. Free to Literary Guild members. $10 for guests. Phone: 912-289-7357. Reservations recommended: click here.

 

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Tosca performed by Peach State Opera: Sunday, January 29th, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Giacomo Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Performed by Peach State Opera, Georgia’s only touring opera company, the show is a condensed version sung in English. Phone: 912-262-6934

 

brunchSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 11: 30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverages cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.).