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February 2020 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, January 31st, 2020

FRENCH BISTRO COOKING CLASS: FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Learn how to cook and entertain with French Bistro cuisine!

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

NICK DIPAOLO AT THE RITZ THEATRE: FEBRUARY 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STORYTELLERS: RECURRING WEEKLY ON TUESDAY

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

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

THE MEDITERRANEAN TABLE: FEBRUARY 5, 2020

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

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

NEA BIG READ | NATHANIEL PHILBRICK: FEBRUARY 6, 2020

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

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

Attendees may make a reservation and a $10/donation is requested per person at the door.  Students with ID are free.  The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  Locally the program is coordinated by Golden isles Arts & Humanities and its partners, The College of Coastal Georgia, Marshes of Glynn Library System, Three Rivers Regional Library System with additional support is provided by The Literary Guild of St Simons Island, The Brunswick News and hello/Goodbuy.

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

RECOLLECTIONS WITH AMY ROBERTS: FEBRUARY 6, 2020

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

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

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: FEBRUARY 7, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

STORY TIME SATURDAY: FEBRUARY 8, 2020

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

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

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

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

WHISKEY, WINE & WILDLIFE: FEBRUARY 8, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

ATWATER & DONNELLY IN CONCERT: FEBRUARY 9, 2020

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

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

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

KGIB COMMUNITY JUBILEE: FEBRUARY 9, 2020

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

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

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

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

SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY: FEBRUARY 9, 2020

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

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

Participating locations in Glynn County:

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

TREE SEMINAR: FEBRUARY 10, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA GOURMET | MOBY DICK: FEBRUARY 13, 2020

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

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

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

5 COURSE VALENTINE’S DINNER: FEBRUARY 14, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLAY RING HOLDER CLASS: FEBRUARY 15, 2020

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

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

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

MARITIME FEED: FEBRUARY 15, 2020

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

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

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM BRIDGE RUN: FEBRUARY 15, 2020

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

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

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

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

DONALD MILLER LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: FEBRUARY 16, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: FEBRUARY 19, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

COOKING WITH BISON: FEBRUARY 22, 2020

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

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

GLASS FUSED SAILBOAT WINDCHIME CLASS: FEBRUARY 22, 2020

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

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

CORAL BOWL GLASS CLASS: FEBRUARY 27, 2020

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

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

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY FESTIVAL: FEBRUARY 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

The King And Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5966, email EchoStSimons@gmail.com, or click here. 7:00 PM To 10:00 PM. $25 +tax. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

SAUSAGE MAKING: FEBRUARY 29, 2020

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

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

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

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

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

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: EVERY FRIDAY

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

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: EVERY SUNDAY

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

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

Valentine’s Dinner on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love by treating them to a tempting five-course meal that will be available Friday, February 14, 2020. Dining options will include seating in our oceanfront Delegal Dining Room.

In the restaurant, the Valentine’s menu will be offered in addition to the regular menu at ECHO. Dine in our romantic dining room just steps from the ocean and then take a romantic walk by the ocean to end your evening. Reservations are recommended. Please call 912-267-5967 or, for more information visit our website. Or, surprise your sweetheart with a romantic weekend away at our beach resort!

 

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.