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May 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Vonya_Sonia_Masha_and_SpikeVANYA 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.


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ART TRENDS ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT: May 1, 2018 – June 8, 2018

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

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

ArtTrends Gallery Anniversary celebration will be held on Thursday, May 10th – 4:00- 7:00 pm. The public is welcome. For more information click here or email info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz. Gallery hours – Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm. Art Trends Gallery: 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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PAUL TAYLOR AMERICAN MODERN DANCE | TAYLOR 2: May 1, 2018

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to bring to the Ritz world renowned TAYLOR 2, the touring ensemble of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.  The performance will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre.

Mr. Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993 to ensure that audiences all over the world could see his works. He worked with longtime colleague Linda Hodes to create a company that could accommodate performance requests as well as teach and provide community outreach, and he looked back to the 1954 origins of his larger company for the structure of his new company: six professionals with a particular gift for his style who perform his work throughout the world.  “The dances we’re performing at the Ritz Theatre showcase the brilliance of Paul Taylor in a variety of dance styles and themes,” said John Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. “These dances – a combination of classics and recent masterworks – are a marriage of some of the world’s greatest choreography – performed by some of the world’s finest dancers.”

Paul Taylor is known as one of the pioneers of modern dance, his choreography noted for its physicality and grace as well as its cultural relevance. In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Several of the dances performed by Taylor 2 have been re-worked from the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s version to enable the smaller ensemble of dancers to perform them. Critics and audiences cheer as Taylor2 introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Mr. Taylor’s work.

Make plans now to join Golden Isles Arts & Humanities for an amazing evening with TAYLOR 2 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre.  Advance tickets for members are $15/adults and $10/seniors; for Non-members, they are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors.  Price increases $5 the day of the show.  Students are always only $5.  To purchase tickets come by the Ritz Theatre box office Tues-Fri 9 am to 5 pm or call 912.262.6934 to order over the phone or click here  to purchase securely online. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520

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CORAL BOWL GLASS CLASS AT THE TINTED TIDE: May 3, 2018

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 May 3rd to create something unique! For more info, click here.

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LITERARY GUILD BOOK SALE: May 3, 2018 – May 5, 2018

The Literary Guild Book Sale is scheduled for May 3, 4 and 5 in the Casino Atrium. Hours are:

May 3 – 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Members Only
May 4 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
May 5 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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30TH ANNUAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT: May 4, 2018

$100 per person $400 team
Tournament fees, shared cart fee, breakfast, lunch, range balls, after-party at Gnats Landing, babe & appetizers. A portion of the beverage sales from 4pm-close support the Boys & Girls Club. Jekyll Island Golf Club: 322 Captain Wylly Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

10am- Breakfast, Bloody Marys and Mimosas at Gnats Landing
11am- Bus Leaves Gnats for Jekyll Island
11:30am- Registration opens
12:30pm- Shotgun start
5pm- After Party at Gnats Landing – spouses/family welcome

For more information: Call or email Brooke Parmelee at 404-904-1611 or developmentbgcglynn@gmail.com.

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AMERICANA BLUES FESTIVAL: May 4, 2018

May 4th from 5-8 pm audiences can enjoy the music in Jekyll Square during First Friday in downtown Brunswick. May 5th from 9 midnight the Cash Box Kings will play at TreeBar at Bennies Red Barn. All proceeds benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Bennie’s Red Barn: 5514 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: May 4, 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) 265-4032.

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NIGHT FLIGHT 5K: May 4, 2018

Stambaugh Aviation and the Quintanar Running Company, main sponsors of NIGHT FLIGHT 5K/ONE MILE FUN RUN WALK present a unique running opportunity on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The only night 5K in Glynn County, available to register on Active.com, all proceeds directly benefit the Glynn County Schools Athletics Department! Packets will include glow necklaces, bracelets and/or a glow stick in each bag when you join us to come GLOW with us. Hope to see you there! Parking at Needwood Middle School on Harry Driggers across from the North Glynn Recreation Park! To register, click here.

North Glynn Recreation Complex: 570 Harry Driggers Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31525

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THE ISLAND PLAYERS PRESENT PLAZA SUITE: May 4, 2018 – May 20, 2018

The Island Players Present Plaza Suite by Neil Simon and directed by Bob Boles.

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple takes the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!” For more info, click here or call (912) 638-0330. The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

7:30pm: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2018
3:00pm.: May 6, 13, 20, 2018

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FREDERICA ACADEMY DERBY DAY: May 5, 2018

“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” is the focus of Frederica Academy’s signature fundraiser, but it’s certainly not all there is to this fantastic night of fun! Place your bets, enjoy delicious Southern fare, plentiful libations, live music by Jaime Renee & the Walkers & more!

There will be an entertaining live auction and a silent auction featuring unique travel packages and adventures, a vast array of art, jewelry, accessories, collectibles, gift baskets, and other coveted items. Be sure to buy your raffle tickets for the change to win a brand new Jeep Wrangler! And, ladies, don’t forget to don your most creative chapeau because the Hat Parade competition is fierce!

The event is 5:00 PM To 9:00 PM at Sea Island Golf Club: 100 Retreat Road , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For tickets and additional information, click here.

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GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER: May 5, 2018

Coastal Georgia Community Action is soliciting your support for our Annual Golf Tournament set for Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Jekyll Island Golf Course. For details, call (912) 264-3281 or click here.

Jekyll Island Golf Club: 322 Captain Wylly Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527.

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RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: May 6, 2018

This month features local band, Complicated Pants. 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.

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THE FARM AT OATLAND NORTH FESTIVAL: May 6, 2018

Come out to The Farm and enjoy family fun for all ages. Meet the animals, feed the goats, brush a horse, talk to a cow, or play with a cat! There will also be arts & crafts, face painting, food & games. Admission is free. 1:00 PM To 4:00 PM.

The Farm at Oatland North is a non-profit sanctuary for rescued and retired animals. All donations are used for the care of the animals. For details, call (912) 399-8159 or click here. The Farm At Oatland North: 70 Cannon’s Point Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR RANDOLPH G. RUSSELLL: May 8, 2018

The author will talk about the popularity of his book, American History in No Time, which is one of the quickest ways to learn the basics of American history from pre-Columbian times to the present.

Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. For more info, click here 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. Casino Building, Room 108

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GEORGIA’S SHOREBIRDS: May 9, 2018

Naturalist and artist Lydia Thompson is an expert illustrator. For decades, her tireless focus has been the preservation, conservation, and artistic representation of birds and their habitats along Georgia’s coast. Lydia has combined her artistic endeavors and conservation ethic into a way of life. Join us as we learn step-by-step how to “build your own bird” and gain a deeper appreciation of shorebirds and the world around us. Lydia will provide images of coastal Georgia birds and a personal demonstration for inspiration. You’re guaranteed to look at birds and the natural world in a whole new light—just in time to celebrate Georgia’s coast as a WHSRN landscape of hemispheric importance. Art supplies will be provided, and you’ll take your own masterpiece home with your new sketch book! 6:30 PM. For more info, click here.

$25 members | $35 non-members. Space is limited – reservations are required. 1312 Newcastle St, 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | LOVING VINCENT:  May 9, 2018

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents, Loving Vincent, UK, 2017, directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. 94 minutes; not rated. For more info, click here.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

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GLYNN VISUAL ARTS “WHO ARE YOU” EXHIBIT: May 10, 2018 – June 30, 2018

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

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

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:30 – 7:00pm. For more info, click here. Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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REELIN’ IN A CURE FISHING TOURNAMENT: dates vary between May 10, 2018 – May 12, 2018

The Annual Reelin’ in a Cure Fishing Tournament and Kick-off Party will be held on Thursday, May 10th and Saturday, May 12th. The Thursday night Kick-off Party will be an event to help raise money for cancer research and local patients battling cancer. The Saturday fishing tournament will be a triple tail tournament. All proceeds benefit the Glynn Unit of ACS.

Last year over 100 anglers participated in this tournament to raise over $30,000 for local cancer patients in Glynn County. With those dollars, we were able to fund:
• Over 250 nights of free lodging for cancer patients who are receiving treatment away from home
• More than 160 free rides to treatment for cancer patients who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get to their treatment
• Over 60 wigs to local cancer patients going through treatment

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Thursday, May 10th: Burgers and Bait Party featuring Owen Plant & Pace Conner at Certified Burgers. Tickets can be purchased at Kennedy Outfitters. $40

Saturday, May 12th: Fishing Tournament. Morningstar Marinas – Golden Isles: 206 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, email reelininacure2018@gmail.com.

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SOUTHERN GROWN CONCERT | YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND: May 11, 2018

Yonder Mountain String Band’s first new album in two years, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist power that has made Yonder one of the most popular live bands of their generation. Melding sophisticated songcraft, an irrepressible spirit, and remarkable instrumental ability, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is a testament to Yonder Mountain String Band’s organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana. For more info, click here.

7:00 PM. Rainbow Island: 130 Sea Island Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522.

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TURTLE CRAWL WEEKEND: May 11, 2018 – May 13, 2018

Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted Turtle Crawl, a weekend of races to benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Runners from around the world travel to Jekyll for the two USA Triathlon-sanctioned triathlons – the International Distance Triathlon and the Sprint Distance – as well as the 5K and 10K races. The full weekend event will take place Friday, May 11, through Sunday, May 13.

In its 11 years of operation, GSTC has treated and released more than 3,000 animals. The JIA, along with generous supporters through the Jekyll Island Foundation, enable the GSTC to operate its life-saving facility, the only one of its kind in the state of Georgia. Funds raised from athletes participating in Turtle Crawl help cover the rehabilitation costs for the Center’s patients and educational programming. Last year’s race weekend raised more than $26,000 for the Center.

New in 2018, packet pick will be headquartered at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Friday, May 11 from noon to 7 p.m. Athletes are invited to bring their families and friends to enjoy the Center’s programming and see the work their fund-raising supports (admission costs apply). Saturday morning during the triathlons, GSTC staff and volunteers will host field day-style games, sea turtle education, and visits with the Center’s mascot, Scute, at Great Dunes Park.

From elite, world-class athletes to running novices, the Turtle Crawl races offer something for every athlete at every skill level. With four races to choose from combined with a unique island getaway, Turtle Crawl Weekend on Jekyll is a “racecation” for all families. Participants are encouraged to register soon, to receive training tips and updates. Registration fees increase Sunday, April 1. For details, click here.

Jekyll Island Convention Center: 75 North Beachview Dr. , Jekyll Island, GA 31527. (912) 635-3636

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80TH ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE FLEET: May 12, 2018

Save the Date for the 80th Annual Brunswick Blessing of the Fleet – Mothers’ Day Weekend and NOW at Mary Ross Park! Friday evening we will have a karaoke contest in addition to fabulous Georgia shrimp from a variety of vendors. There is plenty to keep the kids occupied and happy! The Blessing will be on the East River in front of Mary Ross Park at 2 pm on Saturday. For more information, call (912) 265-4032 or click here. Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Brunswick, GA 31520. 10:00 AM To 6:00 PM.

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MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND ARTS & CRAFT MARKET: May 12, 2018 – May 13, 2018

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!

For more info, call (912) 230-1042. 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM. Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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SOUTHERN GROWN FARMERS MARKET: May 12, 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. For more info, call (912) 634-3994 or click here.

10:00 AM To 2:00 PM. The Market At Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT THE KING AND PRINCE RESORT:  May 13, 2018

Keep the kitchen clean and treat Mom to a special oceanfront brunch this year! The full menu can be found here.

Adults $69; 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 12:30-3:00pm. Reservations Required – call 912-268-5967.

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A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING THE TAMS: May 13, 2018

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

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GREENHOUSE DINNER PARTY SERIES: May 15, 2018

This exclusive workshop features an intimate dinner provided our friends at Nancy! Learn from owners, Kelly and Bryce how to set a fun summer table scape using different techniques with flowers, candles and other surprises. We’ll end the night dining in our courtyard under the stars! For more details, click here.

All workshops will be hosted in our new Greenhouse event space located directly behind The Vine. $200. The Greenhouse: 10 Market Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM

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LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN: May 23, 2018

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? 94 minutes; Not Rated. For more info, click here.

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.

 

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SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: May 26, 2018 – May 27, 2018.

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

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. FREE. For more info, click here.

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SOUNDS BY THE SEA: May 27, 2018

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

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2018 season on May 27 will be audience favorite and extraordinary jazz ensemble, The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. Soulful southern songwriter Jaime Renee and her band The Walkers return on June 24 as they launch their new CD and our sultry songstress of the Golden Isles, Annie Akins, will take the stage on July 22. Talented Savannah-based musicians Maggie and Jackson Evans perform their unique blend of jazz and salsa on August 26. And Gwen Hughes & The Kats will close out the season on September 23 with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present day.

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

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 27th and are only $30. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free.

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

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TAPS AT TWILIGHT: May 28, 2018

Taps at Twilight will be celebrated Monday, May 28, 2018 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

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COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER SWANN: May 29, 2018

Christopher Swann and Shadow of the Lions. A graduate of Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, Christopher earned a B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University, a M.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Georgia State University. He has won awards and recognition from GSU, Washington and Lee University, and the Heekin Group Foundation’s Tara Fellowship for Short Fiction. He lives with his wife and two sons in Atlanta, where he is the English department chair at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. Shadow of the Lions is his debut novel.

Cost: Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. For more info, call (912) 289-7357 or click here. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, Room 108, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:30 AM To 11:30 AM.

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MOONRISE AT ECHO: May 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, call (912) 268-5967. To check all ECHO Restaurant specials, click here.

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PUBLIC ARCHEOLOGY EVENT: May 29, 2018 – June 7, 2018

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

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM.

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SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | PADDINGTON 2: May 30, 2018

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

Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. For more info, click here. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. $1.00

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LADIES NIGHT AT THE TINTED TIDE: May 31, 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.

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

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

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

**Note** Sunday Brunch for May 13 will be our special holiday brunch for Mother’s Day instead of our weekly Sunday Brunch. Please see the listing info above.

 

 

May 2016 Events in The Golden Isles

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Rhythm on the River featuring Jamie Renee & The Walkers: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Jamie Renee & The Walkers. Bring the kids, chairs or a blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!Rhythm on the River

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, May 6th, 2016 – 5:00pm – 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. Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick, GA.First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

78th Annual Blessing of the Fleet: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, May 2016

For the many fishermen and recreational boaters of Brunswick & Glynn County, maintaining traditions and paying respect to those lost at sea is a top priority. The Blessing of the Fleet Festival starts on Saturday, May 7 at Sidney Lanier Park, running from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The Festival features arts & crafts, food and merchandise vendors along with music and entertainment throughout the day.

The Festival continues on Sunday, May 8, opening at 11:00am. The 78th Blessing of the Fleet will start at 3:00pm. Rev. Tim McKeown, pastor at St. Francis Xavier, will be on board the GA Bulldog to bless the shrimp fleet and pleasure craft as they pass the pier at Sidney Lanier Park. The Festival will be open until 5:00pm on Sunday.

Arts, crafts and food vendors are encouraged to sign up to participate in the Festival. Vendor forms are available on the Blessing of the Fleet Festival website: www.brunswickblessing.comBrunswick Blessing of the Fleet 2016

 

Mother’s Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, May 2016 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Explore painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Mother’s Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Show at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. The show is from 10:00am to 5:00pm for both days.
Mothers Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Show

 

Mother’s Day Brunch at King and Prince: Sunday, May 8th, 2016 – 11:00am – 3:00pm

Treat your mother to an unforgettable Mother’s Day Brunch at The King and Prince. With delicious traditions like eggs benedict and fun touches like a fruit and cheese display, this brunch is worth getting up before noon on her special day for. Check out the full, gourmet menu!

Adults $49; children ages 5-12 $25; children 4 and under no charge.
Prices include coffee, decaf, hot tea, and iced tea. Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar and Bottomless Mimosas will be available at 12:30pm for an additional $10 (reg $15). Reservations required – call 912-268-5967The King and Prince Mother’s Day Brunch

 

A Little Light Music Summer Concert featuring The Tams: Sunday, May 8th, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the A Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. The best series in years has been lined up with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! The concert is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.

Join us Sunday, May 8 for a Little Light Music with The Tams. 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. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

A Little Light Music Concert Series

The Phantom Tollbooth at the Ritz Theatre: Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th, May 2016

The Phantom Tollbooth tells the story of a bored kid named Milo, who takes an exciting journey through a magical kingdom, and in the process learns that life (and learning, too) isn’t so boring after all. This year’s Middle Read novel comes alive on stage. Performances take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and on Sunday at 3:00pm. Ticket Link   The Phantom Tollbooth

Moxie Craft Fest: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

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 them! The next event will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:00pm at 1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. Look for the turquoise balloons!Moxie Craft Fest

 

Reelin’ in a Cure Fishing Tournament & Band Party: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 7:00am – 8:00pm

Reelin’ in a Cure Fishing Tournament and Band will be held at Morningstar Marina on St. Simons Island on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Festivities begin with a fishing tournament and culminate with an evening award ceremony and band party (beginning at 5 pm) that will feature food provided by Southern Soul, music by Owen Plant, a variety of cold beverages, entertainment, and, of course, a beautiful view of the sunset! Anglers in the tournament will receive a commemorative t-shirt, koozie, and an opportunity to participate in one of the premiere fishing tournaments in Georgia.Reelin’ In a Cure Fishing Tournament

 

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.Sea Island Farmers Market

 

10th Annual Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Cassina’s tenth Annual Garden Walk again celebrates the horticultural beauty of the St. Simons coastal area. It offers an opportunity for visitors to explore and enjoy a seldom seen group of six of the Island’s most inspiring private gardens. The name of the tour was selected to recognize St. Simons Island’s cultural heritage by spotlighting the tabby slave cabins, circa early 1800’s, on historic Gascoigne Bluff and their magnificent setting among the ancient oaks covered with tillandsia, or Spanish moss. The cabins are maintained by Cassina Garden Club, Inc. Proceeds from the Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk are used for the preservation and maintenance of our historic tabby cabins and the surrounding grounds.
Our Special Interest Stop will again be ACE Garden Center, which will have plants featured on the Garden Walk and other great gardening ideas.

Advance tickets may be purchased at ACE Garden Center, G.J. Ford Bookshop and St. Simons Drug Store, on St Simons Island, or Cunningham Jewelers and Gentlemen’s Outfitters, in Brunswick.garden_walk_0

 

Golden Isles Prep Rally: Saturday, May 21st, 2016 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

A fun and informative community preparedness rally to be held at Mary Ross Waterfront Park Brunswick, Ga. This exciting and important event will be free to the entire community. It will focus on disaster awareness and preparedness with the spotlight on hurricane and coastal flooding. It is also in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week. The Prep Rally will be held this summer right before hurricane season begins. Learn how to pack an evacuation bag for the whole family…including your pets! Find out where to go and how to return after an evacuation.

We have all heard folks say they are not sure what they should do or where they should go in case an evacuation is ordered for our coastal region. This fun and unique tent event is going to directly address those questions and fears that everyone has, specifically focusing on our immediate coastal area and putting minds at ease. We believe that after attending this first of its kind outreach, local folks will better understand how to establish an individual and family disaster plan for the evacuation of loved ones.Golden Isles Prep Rally

 

Sounds by the Sea Featuring The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective: Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is kicking off its great summertime concert series, Sounds by the Sea, on Sunday, May 22 with The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. The music starts at 7 p.m. by the sea at Neptune Park, St Simons Island.

“We are thrilled to have The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective as our opening concert headliner,” says Heather Heath, executive director, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. “They are perennial audience favorites and created the amazing Tribute to Duke Ellington concert that packed the Ritz Theatre in last year. Concert goers are in for a real treat.”

Morrison, who calls the Golden Isles home, is a well-known Boston-born bassist and composer. He has worked with such major artists as Dizzy Gillespie, bluesman T-Bone Walker, vocalist Gloria Lynne and French horn player John Clark. He subsequently joined the trio of pianist/singer Freddy Cole, Nat’s youngest brother, with whom he worked for about five years. During that time, he frequently toured Brazil. That Brazilian influence is reflected in many of Phil’s original compositions.

Trimmins completed a distinguished career with the United States Air Force Band program, which included serving as director of operations for nine touring ensembles and as musical director and bandleader for three Air Force jazz bands. He has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Valdosta State University, a master’s degree in trumpet performance from Mercer University and a doctorate in classical trumpet performance from Florida State University. He is currently the concert band director and an assistant professor at Albany State University.

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 and 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.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 22 and are only $35. Season passes are also available for children ages 6 to 12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free.Sounds by the Sea Jazz

 

Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Show: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Show comes to the Historic Ritz Theatre on Tuesday, May 24

Tickets are on sale now by credit card at just2livepromotions.ticketspice.com/slipperywhenwet

For cash sales: Call 904-444-9278 (Chris) 912-439-1251 (Tom) or 912-222-2372 (Rachel) for purchase/pickup locations at The Ritz Box Office: Open Wednesday through Friday

$10 for every ticket sold is being donated to No Kill Glynn County.Slippery When Wet

 

Paint & Play at The King and Prince: Thursday, May 26th , 2016 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece!

This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.
May 2016

 

 

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th, May 2016 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

A must-see show with antique dealers from all over the Southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St Simons Island Beaches. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!St. Simons Island Antique Show

 

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second & fourth Saturdays of each month. This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.Sea Island Farmers Market

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

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.
Prime Rib dinner at ECHO restaurant

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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. For more information, click here.Sunday Brunch at ECHO restaurant

 

 

 

 

March 2014 Events in The Golden Isles

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

 

The Rotary Club of The Golden Isles’ Red Hot Chili Cookoff: Saturday, March 1st from 11:30AM to 2:30PM. This annual event attracts chili-lovers, chefs and families looking to get outside and have some fun! Tickets are $8 per person.

Starlight & Spartina, An Evening Under The Oaks: Saturday, March 1st from 4-8PM. Enjoy a fun evening under the oaks at Musgrove Plantation on St. Simons Island while supporting Coastal WildScapes. The evening includes live music, a silent auction, cocktails and snacks. Tickets are $75 per person and should be purchased in advance.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, March 7th: Take a stroll down Newcastle Streen & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

History Uncovered-Civil War Portraiture and Artifacts at The Mildred Huie Museum: Saturday, March 8th: Spend the afternoon exploring the Mildred Huie Museum. At 3PM, Civil War historian Dr. Calliicutt will speak about his collection of Civil War portraits and artifacts. The exhibition will be on display through April, 2014.

The 2nd Annual Georgia Elvis Festival: March 14-16: The festival is back for a second year and promises to be more fun than last year! Main events will take place at the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick, Georgia. For more information and for ticket prices, visit their website.

The 61st Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday, March 15th. 10AM to 12PM: Take a peek into St. Simons Island’s glorious past during this interactive event. You will “meet” a new of the island’s more notorious residents, tour beautiful homes and even tour the cemetery at Christ Church.

The Annual Invitational Spring Arts & Crafts Show: March 15th & 16th from 10AM to 5PM: Postell Park on St. Simons Island is turned into an arts and crafts paradise during this weekend. Browse through booths with paintings, jewelry, photographs, sculptures and much more!

Wings, Wheels & Run: Saturday, March 22nd, 9AM: Drive, fly or run to the Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport for a day of running, fun, car shows, airplanes and food! There will be a 1 mile fun run as well as a 5k race, a classic auto show and a special fly-in of special aircraft from all across the Southeast. For more information, visit their website.

A Taste of Glynn: Saturday, March 30th from 5-8PM. This wildly popular annual event showcases the area’s finest cuisine while benefiting the Glynn Community Crisis Center. The event takes place at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Along with the tastings, there is a wine raffle and the popular silent auction. For more information, visit their website.