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February 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Robert A. Kelterborn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Downtown Brunswick First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: FEBRUARY 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

Chocolate Making ClassCHOCOLATE CLASS: FEBRUARY 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BlacKkKlansmanLITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BLACKKKLANSMAN: FEBRUARY 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pasta Making ClassPASTA MAKING CLASS: FEBRUARY 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tokyo StoryCINEMA GOURMET | TOKYO STORY: FEBRUARY 14, 2019

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

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

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

ECHO Valentine's Dinner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Storytellers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moonrise at ECHOMOONRISE AT ECHO: FEBRUARY 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ladies Who LunchLADIES WHO LUNCH: FEBRUARY 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Live Music St. Simons Island

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

Prime Rib Dinner

 

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

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

 

February 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

gene_threats_0Gene Threats Art Exhibit: Tuesday, January 9th to Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Gene Threats is a master of the colored pencil, creating works of art that depict everyday scenes from a community’s life. His artwork will be on display at the Golden Isles Welcome Center until February 2018. 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-9014.

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

The Seamanship course is the next step after completing America’s Boating Course (ABC) or may be the first step into building boating confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures for both power and sail. Phone: 410-703-2346.

When: January 15 through February 19 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (6-Mondays)
Where: University of GA Marine Extension (715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA)
Cost of Text: $58.00 – for Golden Isles Sail and Power Squadron Members ($76.00 – for non-members)
Registration and Questions: Registration Ends January 8.

You may call or text Captain Paul Truelove at 410-703-2346, or register here.

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

Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s Senior Historian, Buddy Sullivan, will present a six-week history course, “An Overview of Coastal Georgia History,” which chronologically traces Georgia’s coastal history from Native American culture through 20th century events, including World War II. While covering the coast from Savannah to St. Marys, the focus of the lecture series will be on St. Simons, Jekyll, and Brunswick. Sullivan has conducted this winter series for the Society since 1995.

The course meets on Tuesday afternoons, January 16 – February 20, 2018, from 4 – 6 p.m., at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, Georgia. The cost for the course is $65 for Society members and $110 for non-members. Registration is required by visiting here or calling (912) 634-7090.

 

groundhog_signingCal Duke Book Signing: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cal Duke Book Signing & “Groundhog Day” Celebration!

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 2nd, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. (Author’s remarks at 6 p.m)
WHERE: The King and Prince Beach Resort Lobby, 201 Arnold Road
DETAILS: Greet and meet Cal and have him sign your book. Afterward, enjoy the splendid amenities of the Echo Restaurant & Bar, featuring live entertainment by “Robbie & Felix”

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU, but if you can’t make it and would like to see more information about the book itself on Amazon. For more info on Cal Duke, click here.

On_the_FlyFirst Friday Winter Sale: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 10:00am to 9:00pm

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and On The Fly Outfitters has everything you need for someone who LOVES the outdoors. Stop by during First Friday to celebrate Falconry Friday and shop our 25% off sale!

Exclusive First Friday Sale – 25% OFF includes:
• ALL Outerwear (Jackets and mid-layers) • all Filson, Fjallraven and Orvis luggage/bags • all Sherpa knit hats + gloves • all Filson tin packer hats • all Sherpa, Filson, Freefly and Orvis pants • all Rumpl Down Blankets •BONUS: Buy 3 Get 1 Free on all Puravida and Flyvines jewelry

On the Fly Outfitters: 1501 Newcastle Street,  Brunswick, GA

 

PopUpFirst Friday Pop Up: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Stop by on First Friday to Historic Downtown Brunswick. Our Pop Up is Sharon Roberts Design. Sip cocktails, nibble on sweet bites and shop for your Valentine. Dot & Army: 1426 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

PoetryPoetry Reading at Janet Powers’ Gallery: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Open Poetry Reading at Janet Powers’ gallery and studio on Newcastle St in downtown Brunswick. All are invited to share their poetry and prose in a comfortable and creative environment. Be inspired by Janet Powers’ artwork before, during, and after the reading. Sign up to share at cutnofam@hotmail.com or at the gallery at 5:30pm the afternoon of the event. For more info, click here or call 912-571-5434. 1626 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA. 

on-the-beach-was-the-film-that-made-me-fear-the-apocalypse-1427470195Literary Guild Film Series | On the Beach: Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

On the Beach. USA, 1959, directed by Stanley Kramer. Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner star in this 1959 doomsday classic about a U.S. submarine that surfaces near Melbourne, where the passengers learn that nuclear war has wiped out most of humanity. And it won’t be long before radiation kills the Australians as well. 133 minutes; Not Rated. This film supports The BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads Station 11.

Where: St. Simons Island Casino Theater. Cost: Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here.

cabaret_2018_picCabaret: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Broadway Comes to the Golden Isles! The Golden Age of New York cabaret will be recreated at The Cloister on Sea Island for the Symphony Society’s Cabaret 2018. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Cocktails sponsored by the Men’s Committee and the curtain rises at 7:00 p.m. with an Overture featuring the Toast of the Town. Act I brings an exceptionally fine dinner to be followed by an Intermezzo featuring a tribute to retiring Music Director and Symphony Conductor Maestro Luis Haza. The showcase of Act II is the live auction. The Finale stars Broadway veteran Robert Ray and his talented company of singers, dancers and musicians. Enjoy your favorite songs from the past and current Broadway productions. Don’t miss this special one-night-only Tribute to Broadway and to Maestro Haza. Call 912.223.6755 for more information and tickets. Phone: 912-222-5686. For more info, click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered-recovered-recovered-recoveredIsland Concert Association Presents Sophie Shao and Milena Strezeva: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Cellist Sophie Shao, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions, is a versatile and passionate artist whose performances the New York Times has noted as “eloquent, powerful” and the Washington Post called “deeply satisfying.”

Praised by the critics for her “technically fluid, dramatically convincing, and sonically full-bodied supportive collaborations” (Boston Globe) – Milana Strezeva is a Moldovan-American pianist. At the age of 11 she began playing chamber music with her clarinetist father and her mother, a renowned soprano. Milana’s love for family collaboration eventually grew into a passionate advocacy of vocal and instrumental chamber music. Join us Tuesday, February 6 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church, for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.

hero_image_0Whiskey Wine and Wildlife 2018: Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th, February 2018

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

Jekyll Island’s exquisite natural beauty has long drawn guests to its barrier shores. From the millionaires of America’s golden age and their vibrant history with the Jekyll Island Club, to today’s stunning new oceanfront convention center and newly revitalized Beach Village with shopping, dining and beach promenade, that also includes The Westin Jekyll Island. For more info, click here.

flyerstsimonsTrunk Show by For-moi Designs: Thursday, February 8th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at Village Inn and Pub for a Trunk Show by For-moi Designs Handcrafted Jewelry on Feb 8th, from 5-8 pm.

crimesBrunswick Actors Theatre Presents “Crimes of the Heart”: Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th, February 2018

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

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). February 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25, 2018. For more info call 912-262-0628 or click here.

father_daughter_dance_eventFather Daughter Dance: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Come spend a special night with your daughter at the ACS Victory Board’s Annual Father Daughter Dance! Wear your Sunday best and dancing shoes. Tickets are on sale now at Whippersnappers, Cutie Patooties, Jill Stanford Studio and Bailey Boys. Bailey Boys and The Vine will be donating a percentage of proceeds from dress and corsage sales for the event back to ACS so be sure to mention at checkout! Ladies and Dads get ready to have fun and make lots of memories!

Ziggy Mahoney’s Restaurant & Dance Club: 206 Retreat Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-634-0999

CommunityJubileeKeep Golden Isles Beautiful Community Jubilee: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

A fundraiser benefiting Keep Golden Isles Beautiful projects, efforts and initiatives. Have fun and Make A Difference at the same time by attending Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s annual COMMUNITY JUBILEE fundraiser! All proceeds support KGIB’s local programs, initiatives and projects.

Break out your dancing shoes and get ready for great local music and a whole lot of fun– Groove to the sounds of Backbeat Boulevard on Sunday, February 11th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Club at Bennie’s Red Barn on St. Simons Island.

Tickets are just $15 each until February 1st and $20 thereafter and include all the bar-b-que you can eat and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available from Pane in the Glass on St. Simons Island, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful offices and KGIB board members. Proceeds benefit Keep Golden Isles Beautiful initiatives and projects in litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling, community greening, water resource awareness and education. All ages welcome. For more info call 912-279-1490 or click here.

tree_0My Favorite Trees: Monday, February 12th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm

In recognition of Georgia Arbor Week, GIFT and the St. Simons Island Public Library will co-host a free presentation and panel discussion “My Favorite Trees” with local arborists Roger Ditmer, Resa Dollar, and Don Gardner, landscape architect Jerry Spencer and Anne Ditmer, local columnist and horticulturist. Each panelist will present information about a native tree other than the Live Oak that can be planted in our coastal landscape and make great additions to our tree canopy. The panelists will also take questions from attendees about tree selection, planting, care and maintenance.

Immediately following the seminar, the St. Simons Island Public Library will present a keynote address for this year’s Big Read. Station Eleven, this year’s selection, is a National Book award finalist. It tells the story of the end of civilization as we know it and the beginnings of an alternate world. Attendees attending the Tree Seminar are welcome to stay and attend the keynote address as well.

Reservations are recommended for the Celebration of Trees program. Contact GoldenIslesFundforTrees@gmail.com or 912-689-7408.

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered-recovered-recovered-recoveredIsland Concert Association Presents Suchan Kim and Laetitia Ruccolo: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Suchan Kim is a lyric baritone originally hailing from South Korea. Mr. Kim recently sang the role of Papageno in Bare Opera’s sold out production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in New York City. He has performed as a resident in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program as well as with The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Mannes Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera in Williamsburg, Bare Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, Loft Opera, Opera Ithaca, Boardwalk Opera, Sinfonietta of Riverdale, New York Grand Opera, New York Lyric Opera, Fairfield County Chorale, Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Sign & Sing, National Theater of Korea, Seoul Arts Center and several opera companies in South Koreasfying.”

Laetitia Ruccolo has performed all over Europe and the States as a solo pianist and accompanist. In New York, she played at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She performed in concerts hosted by violinist Joshua Bell and soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. She is one of the founding members of the companies Loft Opera and Bare Opera, and she regularly collaborates with opera companies in New York and Europe. She was a young artist at the National Opera Studio in London, where she did some residencies at the Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera and Opera North Leeds. Join us Tuesday, February 13 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.

valentinedinner2018_705x512Valentine’s Day Dinner at The King and Prince: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner at the only oceanfront restaurant on St. Simons Island.

The evening will feature a carefully selected three course meal, with your choice of entree, and two seating options, our Delegal Room and the ECHO dining room. In ECHO, the regular menu will be available in addition to our special Valentine’s menu. Guests in our Delegal Room will also be serenaded by Robby + Felix.

A wine tasting to pair with the Valentine Menu will be available for an additional $25 per person. Those details, along with the full menu, are here. Call 912-268-5967 for questions or reservations.

bridge_run_0Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

The Bridge Run also includes a fun walk after the race is over, followed by a family-friendly festival featuring community vendors, food and drink, entertainment and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs. For more info, call 800-537-5142, ext., 2786 or click here.

epworth_03rd Annual St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival: Saturday 17th to Monday 19th, February 2018

You are cordially invited to attend our annual “Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival” featuring nationally known, professional storytellers! Four renowned storytellers have accepted the invitation to participate. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears and enjoy their stories. Storytellers: Kevin Kling, Donald Davis, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin.

 

 

For more information and to register online, click here. Phone: 912-638-8688

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered-recovered-recovered-recoveredIsland Concert Association Presents Seraph Brass Quintet: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass quintet drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics.

Members of Seraph Brass have performed with such esteemed ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Musicians from Marlboro, the Luzern Music Festival in Switzerland, National Symphony, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea, and the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. They hold positions in the Richmond Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Artosphere Orchestra, New Chicago Brass, Tennessee Tech University, and the University of Virginia. Join us Tuesday, February 20 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and for more info, call 912-638-2220 or click here.

BarkForLifeBark for Life Kickoff Party: Saturday, February 24th, 2018 – 11:00am to 2:00pm

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games. The event is free and open to the public. Registration fee per dog is $20 in advance and $25 day of the event. Pier Village merchants will be offering special tastings, treats and discounts. The closing ceremony will be at Mellow Mushroom at 2:00pm with prizes! For more info, call 912-262-2504 or click here.

4Golden Isles Live Presents Tony Pace: Saturday, February 24th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

As a performing artist, Tony Pace enjoys headliner status in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and with most major event organizations around the world. In addition to formal studies at Boston University and Berklee College of Music, 40 years of experience has built him a resume that industry leaders consider astounding.

His performance credits include touring with the showband Boston Pace, Growing Up Italian, performance in fundraisers, and emcee work among other things. Pace’s other accomplishments include work with video production, voice-over talent, event planning, recording industry executive, music producer, commercial & jingle writing and production and writing children’s programs.The incorporation of his voice, talent, quick comedic wit, musicianship, and a keen sense of audiences makes him the phenomenon you need to experience. He has learned the craft from the ground up and this diverse understanding better equips him to recognize the needs of the client, audiences, musicians, marketing and technical staff.

His success continued through 2004 when a two-day contract at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City extended into a 9-month long residency. A move to Las Vegas then landed him in a headliner position in the main showroom at The Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip. He enjoyed a prolonged run at the Greek Isle in Vegas. Visit here for pricing and more information. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA. 912-638-4111

website_listing_photo_shell_005-recovered-recovered-recovered-recoveredIsland Concert Association Presents Chelsea Chen: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Organist and composer Chelsea Chen is internationally renowned for her concerts of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and a compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times).

Chelsea Chen has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia in venues such as Singapore’s Esplanade, Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre, Kishinev’s National Organ Hall, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. As a composer she is broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based on Asian folksongs. Join us Tuesday, February 27 at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church, and for more info, call 912-638-2220 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.

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

February 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO every weekend: visit the event calendar here for details.

 

ArtTrends Gallery Presents Guest Artist Bob Meredith: Tuesday, January 10th to Sunday, February 19th, 2017

A Georgia native and now a resident of the Golden Isles, Meredith has been delighting art lovers for over forty years with oil paintings ranging in style from custom portraits to landscapes to still life’s. His most recent and cherished medium, trompe l’oeil,”fool the eye” realism, has brought him renown across the nation and internationally. His transcendent and jaw-droppingly realistic representations of cabinets and store windows can be found in French chateaux, Georgia mansions, Manhattan offices, and homes across the nation. The public is cordially invited to attend an opening meet and greet reception Thursday, January, 12th, 5-7pm at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. A painting demonstration by Meredith of his amazing tromp l’oeil techniques will be on Thursday, January, 12th & 19th , 5-7 pm. Phone: 912-268-4761

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Glynn Visual Arts February Classes and Workshops: Thursday 2nd to Tuesday 28th, February 2017

Join Glynn Visual Arts for some Classes and Workshops including Adult Pottery, Tai Chi, Scarf Making, Mosaic Workshops + more! See the complete list of activities here and for more information call 912-638-8770.

 

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First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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

 

harrington_school_houseBringing Out the Best in Us, A Celebration of Harrington School House: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Please join us for “Bringing Out the Best in Us” in celebration of everyone who supported the restoration of the Historic Harrington Graded School and anyone who wants to save and share our African-American heritage on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Hosted by The Friends of Harrington School, Inc. and St. Simons African-American Coalition

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

Best ever Southern buffet lunch starting at 11:00am
Recollections and program at 11:45am
Special preview tours of the schoolhouse from 1-3pm

RSVP by January 28 to friends@ssiheritagecoalition.org or 912-634-0330. Lunch tickets ($25) pay at the door.

 

let_freedom_ringLet Freedom Ring: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 11:00pm

The Symphony Society presents: Cabaret 2017 – Let Freedom Ring
A Star Spangled Specular!!
This will be held at The Cloister Hotel on Sea Island. Tickets will be $175.00 per person. Phone: 912-222-5686

 

lillie_simpsonCultural Expressions: The Gullah Artwork of Lillie Simpson: Monday, February 6th to Monday, March 6th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present their latest exhibition in celebration of Black History month and our Coastal Heritage. Opening Reception, Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Lillie Simpson’s paintings use a vibrant palette and free-flowing sense of composition to create a world that the artist encapsulates in one word: “life.” That liveliness is expressed in the bold colors of the acrylic and oil paints which Simpson uses as well as in the varied textures and scenes she captures. In some of her works, color and form are employed in abstract patterns. Her ability to balance intense and subtle shades gives these paintings a three-dimensional quality and keeps the viewer’s eye in constant motion.

Simpson’s more recent paintings are focused on the life and culture of the Gullah people of South Carolina and Georgia. In these images, she mixes the formal qualities of her abstract works with an expressive depiction of the coastal landscape and its people. The sense of light and air, along with the strong sense of movement, result in engaging images that make the people Simpson depicts come vividly alive. “It’s as though those who had no voice now have one through faint whispers in my creations,” she says.

Memories of living in the coastlands of Georgia, Saint Simons Island and the southeast coastal area, feed and inform Simpson’s artwork. Her first art exhibit was in the Glynn Arts Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA about 22 years ago where her work was featured alongside world renowned artist Alex Baptiste of Savannah, GA., Ernest Butts of Brunswick, GA, and the late Ana Bel Lee of St. Simons Island, GA. We are pleased to have Simpson now coming full circle back to Glynn Visual Arts for this very special exhibit.

Simpson’s works have been shown most recently at the Agora Gallery in New York, New York – 2014, The Montreal Arts Center, Montreal, Canada – Global Arts League International Exhibit of Professional & Emerging Artists – 2015 and at the Buford Arts Council Gallery, Buford, SC – 2015. Simpson’s work has been featured in many news articles across the southeast including the LowCountry and in the ARTisSpectrum’s 30th Anniversary Issue of Agora Gallery’s (NYC) contemporary fine art magazine.

Glynn Visual Arts. 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-8770. www.glynnvisualarts.org

 

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents New Frontiers: Monday, February 6th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:00pm

The third concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s 2016-17 season offers a symphonic exploration of New Frontiers. The first interval presents Beethoven’s “Creatures of Prometheus Overture,” followed by Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5” and Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody in C Sharp Minor.” After intermission, Dvorak’s beloved “Symphony No. 9” promises to delight the audience with music “From the New World.” The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 6, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912.634.2006 or visit the website.

 

sophia_0Coffee with the Author Sophia Porson: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents “A Life in Languages.” Our speaker is Sophia Porson, a retired State Department linguist who served as a diplomatic interpreter for eight American Presidents and many foreign dignitaries. Her duties included travel abroad with U.S delegations engaged in international conferences, good will missions, and state visits. Her fascinating and informative talk will be illustrated by photographs of events in which she participated.

Held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island, room 108. Phone: 912-289-7357. Reservations recommended at this website. Free to Literary Guild members, $10 for guests

 

The Literary Guild presents Elvis and Nixon: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Elvis and Nixon. USA, 2016, directed by Lisa Johnson. The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon), the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. 87 minutes; Rated R
Held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island. Phone: 912-289-7357. Free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theatre rental fees.

 

whiskeywinewildlife2017Whiskey Wine and Wildlife 2017: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th, February 2017

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

 

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Moonrise Party at ECHO: Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th, February 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.

 

cannons_point_ruins_webCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, February 10th & 24 th, 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 February 10. 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 here to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_1Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, February 11th, 2017 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce.

 

Caring for our Coastal Tree Canopy: Monday, February 13th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

“Caring for Our Coastal Tree Canopy”, a seminar co-sponsored by Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) and Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL) will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Room 108 – Casino, St. Simons Island. Certified arborists will present information about assessing tree risk, pre-ventive measures to take before a storm, post-storm care, and choosing re-placement trees. A question & answer panel discussion will close out the seminar. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, please RSVP to goldenislesfundfortrees@gmail.com or 912-689-7408.

Before the seminar, join GIFT to “Hug-a-Tree” under the two large live oaks in the picnic area at the Casino. Beginning at 4:00 pm, you are invited to bring your friends and family to hug a tree, take a photo and register for prizes. At 4:30 pm, the two large trees will be officially measured for registration with the Live Oak Society.

 

ValentinesInfoPic2017_x500Valentine’s Day Dinner at ECHO: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at the King and Prince Resort.

ECHO Dining: 3 Course Dinner, $39/person and $15/wine pairing per person
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Delegal Dining with Live Music: 5 Course Dinner, $59/person and $15/wine pairing per person

View both menus here. Reservations Required: 912-268-5967. Live music with Bill & Jaime will be in Delegal only.

 

bridge_run_0Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

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

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

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

Phone: 1-800-537-5142, ext., 2786

St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival: Saturday 18th to Monday 20th, February 2017

You are cordially invited to attend our annual “Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival” featuring nationally known, professional storytellers! Four renowned storytellers have accepted the invitation to participate. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears and enjoy their stories. Storytellers: Donald Davis, Lyn Ford, Bil Lepp and Andy Offutt Irwin.

Visit here or call 912-638-8688 for more information.

 

art_of_foodArt of Food: Sunday, February 19th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Art of Food and extraordinary art and culinary experience! The pleasure of your company is requested for cocktails, dinner and art. A fundraiser for Glynn Visual Arts.

5:00-6:30pm – The Art of the Cocktail
7:00-9:00pm – The Art of Food

Glynn Visual Arts, is partnership with Georgia Sea Grill, presents a progressive dinner filled with amazing art, music and specially prepared food and beverage. The “Art of the Cocktail,” hosted by Allison Nunis-Firth, Mixologist for National Distributing Company will kick off the evening at the Glynn Visual Arts Center. Following a quick trolley ride, Georgia Sea Grill will present a custom menu of tastefully and artfully presented courses, each paired with the perfect complementary wine. The evening culminated with an exciting Blue Sky Raffle featuring incredible art and experiences.
Join us for this extraordinary evening of culinary delights.
Cocktail Attire.

$150 per person, discounts available for groups. Limited number of seats available.
To purchase tickets for more details, visit here or call 912-638-8770

 

Golden Isles Live! Presents: Cherish The Ladies: Friday, February 24th, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Celebrating 30 Years of Music Making. Led by Flute and Whistle Champion Joanie Madden.

With their unique spectacular blend of instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish culture and puts forth an immensely humorous and entertaining package. Grammy® Nominated Irish/American Supergroup.

Adult $35 per ticket. Student/Child $10 per ticket. Phone: 912 – 638 – 4111

Glynn Academy Auditorium. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

bark_for_life_1Pup Crawl Bark For Life Kickoff: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 – 11:00am to 2:00pm

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games. The event takes place Saturday, February 25 from 11am-2pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event. The pup crawl begins at Island Dog (410 Mallery Street) with registration taking place from 10:15-11:30am.

Pier Village merchants will be offering special tastings, treats and discounts during the event. The closing ceremony will take place at 2:00pm at Mellow Mushroom. Prizes from Pier Village merchants will be awarded.

Tickets to the event may be purchased at Island Dog, Pet Supplies Plus, Troy University & Rich Products. 912-264-9268

 

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.

 

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 beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.