Posts Tagged ‘World War II Home Front Museum’

The Ultimate Fall Itinerary for St. Simons Island

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

As the temperatures get lower and the air gets a little crisper, the feeling of fall on St Simons is here!  With so many things to do and such pleasant weather, our ideal fall weekend in the Golden Isles looks like this:

Friday

Afternoon: Take a welcome walk on the beach and enjoy cocktails + an appetizer at ECHO. The cheese plate is everyone’s favorite and can be ordered to go for an impromptu beach picnic.

Evening: Freshen up for dinner and head to Fiddler’s 410 Arnold down the road to enjoy a popular new restaurant with a unique marsh view. Bonus points because if you’re tired of being in the car, you can just walk the few blocks down Arnold Rd.

Insider Tip: Social distancing has limited seating around the Island so be sure to make reservations wherever possible. Reservations aren’t available at Fiddler’s, but they are at several other island eateries.

Saturday

Morning: Coffee and provisions from ECHO so we can start our adventure early. Rent bikes from Ocean Motion to pedal around like a local. Swing by the historical site, Bloody Marsh, then head to the old Coast Guard station to tour the WWII Home Front Museum.

Insider Tip: if you plan to do the WWII Museum and the St. Simons Lighthouse while visiting ~we recommend you do~ be sure to get the combined ticket for a little extra discount.

Alternate morning for a golfer: Definitely start at the King and Prince Golf Course. If you even think you like golf, then you most certainly need to play our Back 9 to see its legendary marsh views for yourself. The course is located on the north end of St. Simons and the bellmen run a shuttle service for guests; just mention it at check-in.

Midday: Trek over to Frosty’s Griddle & Shake for some classic diner vibes and delicious eats. We recommend being in the mood for ice cream. Afterward, it’s time to make your way down Mallery to peruse the village before hitting the lighthouse.

Insider Tip: Keep your eyes open for Tree Spirits at all times, especially if you’re at Frosty’s and near the Golden Isles Visitor Center (Yes, that is definitely a tip of where to look). It’s our Island’s version of a scavenger hunt and you won’t find it anywhere else!

Insider Tip: Be sure to go to the Pier while in the Pier Village. You’ll want to get your photo with the Golden Ray ship in the background since removal will begin soon.

Afternoon: Time to get back to the resort for football. Most Saturdays during college football season, the resort is hosting the King and Prince Stadium Club at the Atlantic Court.

Evening: Depending on how far you want to travel, it’s time to hop in the car, on the bikes, or grab a ride to Georgia Sea Grill for dinner. A classic Island favorite where you can never go wrong with Chef Tim Lensch in the kitchen and Zack Gowen running it all. Prefer walking distance? That’s easy too since Crab Daddy’sBarrier Island Brewing, and Beachcomber BBQ are all just around the corner.

Sunday

Morning: Since we sit directly on the East Coast, we always recommend waking up for sunrise at least once. Afterward, there’s plenty of time for gathering your things. After checking out, leave your bags with the bellmen and head over to ECHO for Sunday Brunch. No sense driving with an empty stomach, and the rotating brunch menu is sure to have several options for anyone.

Insider Tip: stay Sunday night and enjoy the bottomless mimosas or endless Bloody Marys available. Then you’ll have plenty of time for casual strolls down the beach. Since October is looking like it may be a bit warmer this year, make the whole day a beach day!

Dining alternatives to any of the above suggestions include, but aren’t limited to, the following. With so many delicious places to dine, you’d have to visit for a week, at least twice, to be remotely close to hitting them all. In fact, we recommend doing just that if you can because there are a lot of calories on this Island that are worth it!

We’ve added some photos below of the things mentioned in this blog. If you’re looking for more, you can always check out our New on SSI Blog (which we update regularly), learn more about Unique Activities, or find all of our Fall Activities in one place. For more comprehensive lists of the area’s activities, you can always visit the activity page on our website here.

 

March 2020 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

***DUE TO CORONAVIRUS COVID-19, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CONTACT THE EVENT OWNER BEFORE GOING AS THINGS ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND POSSIBLY BEING CANCELLED.

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

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

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

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

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

JOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: RECURRING WEEKLY ON THURSDAY

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

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

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 7- 27, 2020

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

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

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333 or click here. March 7, 13, 21 + 27. 6:00 PM. $15.

AFTERNOON TEA: RECURRING WEEKLY ON MONDAY

Golden Isles Olive Oil requests the honor of your company for a traditional afternoon tea. A wide variety of teas available. Serving finger sandwiches, crumpets and clotted cream, tomato bisque, sweet treats and more. A traditional 3 tier tea tray available for $30.00 and will feed 2.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Served every Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm. $30. For more info, click here.

MEET THE AUTHOR | MELISSA COOPER: MARCH 2, 2020

Dr. Melissa Cooper and Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination. The Rutger’s historian and author discusses her book, an intellectual and cultural history that examines the emergence of “the Gullah” in scholarly and popular works during the 1920s and the 1930s. Using Sapelo Island as a case study, Cooper’s manuscript explores the forces that inspired interest in black southerners’ African heritage during the period and also looks at the late twentieth, and twenty-first-century legacies of the works that first made Sapelo Islanders famous.

Tuesday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. to noon. St. Simons Casino Room 108. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation here. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. Books will be sold by GJFord Bookshop.

WWII Home Front Museum

STORYTELLERS: RECURRING WEEKLY ON TUESDAY

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

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

ITALIAN SUPPER CLASS: MARCH 4, 2020

Learn how to make an authentic Italian supper!  Join for this delicious class with Chef Elise Farmer.

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

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE FAREWELL: MARCH 4, 2020

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Farewell, USA/China, 2019.  In Mandarin and English; 100 minutes; rated PG.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Dr, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM. For more details, click here. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs.

MEET THE AUTHOR | STEVE BERRY: MARCH 4, 2020

In the Casino Theater. Steve Berry and The Warsaw Protocol: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 15). Always a crowd-pleaser, the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen Cotton Malone novels, four stand-alone, and several works of short fiction, Steve has 25 million books in print, translated into 40 languages.

He visits the Guild to talk about his latest book, due out in February 2020. In The Warsaw Protocol Cotton witnesses the theft of one the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, which are disappearing from sanctuaries across the world. He learns from his old boss that a private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered to the highest bidder—blackmail that both the United States and Russia want, but for vastly different reasons.

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

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: MARCH 6, 2020

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

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

GOLDEN ISLES LIVE | JASON LYLE BLACK: MARCH 6, 2020

Jason Lyle Black is an award-winning pianist, entertainer, and composer, whose combination of music, comedy, and audience interaction creates a one-of-a-kind show experience.

Black is known for his unique ability to develop a strong connection with any audience, whether through his comedy bits like “Songs Not to Play at People’s Weddings and Funerals,” or his incredible artistry on piano favorites like “Clair de Lune” or “Rhapsody in Blue.” Audiences are amazed at both his variety and showmanship as consummate artist and entertainer.

“My mission as an artist is to put a smile on people’s faces,” Black notes. “Since my very first days of composing and performing, music has been about connection with an audience. I love making people laugh and then touching their hearts through music.”

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

CHOOSING TO LEAD CONFERENCE: MARCH 7, 2020

Our one-of-a-kind citizen leadership conference is back, and better than ever! Speakers and Workshops Include: Writing workshops with authors Janisse Ray & Megan Mayhew-Bergman, Discussions on Environmental Justice and Health, Small Business and Sustainability Panel, and much more! Keynote Speaker: Heather McTeer Toney – National Field Director for Moms Clean Air Force.

Hands on workshops, panel discussions, student track. Learn how to take action for the coast you love! Early Bird Registration end February 29th! Partial Scholarships & student rates available!

Jekyll Island Convention Center: 75 North Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For more info, click here.

GARDEN STAKES CLAY CLASS: MARCH 7, 2020

Spring is approaching, and we have a class to match the season perfectly! Create a set of garden stakes with plant names of your choice at this clay class, then return to paint them as a walk-in at your own convenience (they are ready to paint after the first firing)!

Clay, instruction, painting, glazing, and firing is included for $26. Join us March 7th from 5-7 to create yours, or make them as a gift! As always, our classes are “bring friends and BYOB” style.

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501. For more info, call (912) 580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM. $26

LUNA FEST: MARCH 7, 2020

LUNA does not hope for change. We bring it. We are committed to inspiring women, championing change, and demanding that equality be a right, not an option. Girls on the Run of the Golden Isles is partnering with LUNA to showcase a selection of short films by women, and to celebrate their successes. Come support these filmmakers AND support Girls on the Run!

Christ Church, Frederica: 6329 Frederica Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 223-8815, email donnajmpurdy@gmail.com, or click here. 3:00 PM. $10

RED HOT ROTARY CHILI COOKOFF: MARCH 7, 2020

Family & pet friendly! Ticket price includes 3 people’s choice voting tickets, spoon & napkin and ALL THE CHILI you care to sample. Non alcoholic beverages & hotdogs for sale. Tickets: $8 in advance • $10 at the gate

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 11:30 AM To 2:00 PM. For more info, click here.

TWO ON THE AISLE, THREE IN A VAN: DATES VARY BETWEEN MARCH 7, 2020 – MARCH 22, 2020

“Two On The Aisle, Three In A Van” is a comedy where the point of view comes from the unsung heroes who call the shows, man the spotlights, sew the costumes, count the tickets and suffer through every flubbed line, forgotten prop and missed cue.

Due to the lack of wing space, the company spends their downtime in the parking lot around an aging hippie/now turned techie’s van. Egos and obstacles fall into the lap of Mike, the nice guy director, who ends up with more than he bargained for.

Anyone who has ever seen a show or has done a show may know these people. In the end, “Two On The Aisle, Three In a Van” continues to prove the old adage that some way, somehow, the show must go on. And it does…just not always as planned.

3/7/2020, 3/8/2020, 3/13/2020, 3/14/2020, 3/15/2020, 3/20/2020, 3/21/2020, 3/22/2020

The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Saturday & Sunday – 7:30 PM, Sunday – 3:00 PM

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

MOONRISE AT ECHO: MARCH 9, 2020

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

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

AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON: MARCH 9, 2020

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. He just released his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Record. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace. The album is available now at GeorgeWinston.com

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 7:30 PM. $35.  For more info, click here.

WARRIOR WOMEN EVOLVING: MARCH 10, 2020 – APRIL 11, 2020

Alice Woodruff’s exhibition of ceramic figurative sculpture opens at Glynn Visual Arts on Tuesday, March 10th with a special preview opening for women only. Men will get their chance at the GVA’s regular opening reception for the show on Thursday March 12th.   “Warrior Women Evolving” features female vessels that represent famous and unknown women. All are portraits of extraordinary strength and wisdom.  Some of the nude figures are draped, others have an “open belly” in which a tableau from their life is displayed. Each figure has written history and story that accompanies the art. Much of the work is highly politicized and emotion-driven, in many cases created in response to conditions in the larger world such as the #METOO movement and the threat to women’s lives, safety and happiness. The body of work, as a whole, explores the evolution of female empowerment from helpless victim to weaponized champion, the value of “women’s work” as well as more personal stories of cancer and motherhood. This exhibit is particularly important in view of the fact that 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

UNITED STATES NAVY BAND CONCERT: MARCH 11, 2020

A very special concert featuring three of the US Navy Band’s premier performance groups: The Concert Band, the wind ensemble; The Sea Chanters, the official chorus; and The Cruisers, the popular music group. The event is free but a ticket is required for admission.

Jekyll Island Convention Center: 75 North Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527. 7:00 PM To 8:00 PM. For more info, click here.

FENCE NEEDS MENDING AND BARN NEEDS PAINTING: MARCH 12, 2020

You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out! All you have to do is show up and paint and play! A local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

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

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. $35

GEORGIA ELVIS TRIBUTE FESTIVAL: MARCH 12-15, 2020

Join for the 2020 Georgia Tribute Festival held in the quaint seaside community of Brunswick, Georgia. This four-day festival celebrating the life, legacy and music of The King includes a Thursday welcome party (for ticket holders only), Friday & Saturday night Las Vegas-style headline shows featuring some of the best tribute artists in the world and a three-day ETA contest which is a preliminary to the Images of the King World Championship held in Memphis each year.  Each night the entertainment will continue with after hours parties on Friday & Saturday and a wrap party on Sunday.

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

PEACHES TO BEACHES: MARCH 13-14, 2020

For the 4th year straight, Downtown Brunswick is bringing in Peaches to Beaches! We’re the last stop southbound for the 341 state wide event! Enjoy a wide variety of craft and yard sale vendors at Mary Ross Park. On the second Friday & Saturday in March from 8am to 5pm. Expect some amazing food vendors, fantastic finds, and a great time out on our waterside park!

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 8:00 AM To 5:00 PM. For more info, email hjohns@cityofbrunswick-ga.gov.

HOMEMADE CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS: MARCH 14, 2020

Learn to make homemade chicken and dumplings with Chef Jeff Montaigne. Tickets are $55.00/pp and can be purchased here on the website directly: www.goldenislesoliveoil.com or by calling the store: (912) 602-9736.

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

STORY TIME SATURDAY: MARCH 14, 2020

Join at 10 am on Saturday, March 14th to kick off another month of Story Time Saturday at The Tinted Tide!

Prices include a paint project and story time featuring the book “Bathtime for Biscuit” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. They’ll read, paint, and provide a fun activity for kiddos of all ages! The cost is $16 per painter. You must register in advance to participate!

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

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PHILOMENA: MARCH 18, 2020

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Philomena, UK/USA, 2013.  98 minutes; rated PG13.

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

SPRINGTIME BY THE SEA: MARCH 18-21, 2020

Learn about cultures from the Native American Timucuan tribe to the Gilded Age of millionaire cottages. Visit the Wanderer Exhibit detailing the site where over 400 enslaved Africans were rowed ashore on the last slave ship to reach the US without repercussions.  Experience all this  on the islands of Jekyll, Amelia and St. Simons as well as  Jacksonville, FL.

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

CINEMA GOURMET | BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID: MARCH 19, 2020

Fueled by a love for classic movies and great food, Cinema Gourmet audiences have grown tremendously over the last several years. Because of the limited number of seats available for the food, talk and movie, audience members must purchase their tickets early. The deadline for buying tickets for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is midnight on Monday, March 16th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7.

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

STARRY ISLAND NIGHT: MARCH 19, 2020

You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out! All you have to do is show up and paint and play! A local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

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

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. $35.

BANGERS & MASH: MARCH 20, 2020

Ladies who lunch we have a Irish treat for you!  Chef Katie Lewis is making an Irish classic of Bangers & Mash.

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM. $40. For more info, click here.

KID’S CACT-ASTIC WORKSHOP: MARCH 20, 2020

Cacti aren’t just trending, they’re lots of fun to make! Bring the kids by for a fun evening full of games, food, and painting some prickly projects.

Workshops are 3 hours long, and available for kids ages 6+ to join in “drop off” style! We’ll provide dinner from Jimmy John’s, as well as refreshments and all games/ materials for them to have a fun evening. The cost is $50 per attendee. You must sign up in advance to attend!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM. $50.

67TH ANNUAL TOUR OF HOMES: MARCH 21, 2020

Annual Island’s Tour of Homes Welcomes Spring

Enjoy unprecedented access to spectacular properties during the March 21 St. Simons – Sea Island Tour of Homes as seven homeowners open their private retreats for viewing from 10 am-4 pm. This year the Homefront- World War II Museum is also among the stops.  The 67th Annual Tour , is the single most celebrated function for locals and visitors to welcome spring. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 on tour day. All proceeds directly benefit approved local charities.

Christ Church, Frederica: 6329 Frederica Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM. $40. For more info, click here.

FORT FREDERICA LIVING HISTORY FESTIVAL: MARCH 21, 2020

Once, Frederica thrived with the hustle and bustle of an industrious colonial settlement. Then war, decline and abandonment silenced this young town. Now, soldiers and settlers walk the streets of Frederica again. Muskets and cannons roar amid rumors of a Spanish invasion. Frederica is back to life; and this time, you’re invited.

Join us for living history portrayals of typical colonial crafts like weaving, dyeing, blacksmithing and candle-making. Watch soldiers fire their muskets and cannons, and let your children play games like our ancestors did! All are welcome, and this event is free.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM. For more info, click here.

SICILIAN CANNOLIS: MARCH 21, 2020

March 21, 2020. Chef Elise Farmer is going to teach a class on how to make authentic Sicilian Cannolis! Join for this delicious and innovative class!

Golden Isles Olive Oil: 306 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 602-9736 or click here. 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM. Tickets are $55.00/PP.

SUNRISE, SUNSET, SUNFLOWER SEASON: MARCH 26, 2020

You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out! All you have to do is show up and paint and play! A local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

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

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-0445 or click here. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. $35

11TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT: MARCH 28, 2020

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

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

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333 or click here. 1:00 PM To 3:00 PM. Adult – $8 Senior – $7 Youth – $5 Five And Under Free.

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: MARCH 28, 2020

Enjoy an afternoon full of friendly competition during the sixth annual Corn Hole Tournament while showing your support the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia!

Gnat’s Landing: 310 Redfern Village, Redfern Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (404) 904-1611 or click here. 10:30 AM To 4:00 PM.

GLASS FUSED RUFFLE VOTIVE CLASS: MARCH 28, 2020

This gorgeous glass fused piece makes the perfect votive, but is cool enough to be put on display by itself!

They’ll teach you the class fusion basics at this class, and you’ll create your design on a flat piece of glass with the colors of your choosing. They do the heatwork for you afterwards and turn it into the ruffled votive shape!

The Tinted Tide Pottery And Art Studio: 262 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 580-2530, email thetintedtide@gmail.com, or click here. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. $32

WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT: MARCH 28-29, 2020

A weekend filled with fellowship, worship, teachings, prayer and self-reflection. The Epworth by the Sea campus is located on the banks of the tranquil Frederica River in Georgia. Meals will be at the dining hall on site and are included in the cost. We will have an afternoon free to explore beautiful St. Simons Island. Invite a friend or two and join in the fun!

Epworth By The Sea: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

SPRING FESTIVAL AT THE FARM: MARCH 29, 2020

Free event! Fun for the whole family. Food, snacks, bake sale, crafts, games, etc. Meet the animals and learn about their life at The Farm.

The Farm At Oatland North: 70 Cannons Point Dr, St Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

COASTAL GEORGIA “ON PAR” TO CURE BREAST CANCER TOURNAMENT & SOCIAL: MARCH 31, 2020

Annual fundraiser supporting the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Foundation. The event begins with a Monday Social, March 30 4-7pm at Sea Palms. Advance tickets: $15. Tickets $20 at the door.

Tournament is a 4-person scramble – March 31 on the Sea Palms Golf Course. $125 pp includes Monday Social on March 30. All Proceeds benefit CGA Cure Breast Cancer.

Sea Palms Golf Club: 515 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-6867, email carol_sabo@hotmail.com, or click here. $125 Tournament Fee. Monday Social – $15 Pp, $20 at the door.

MEET THE AUTHOR | SUSAN ZURENDA: MARCH 31, 2020

Susan Zurenda and Bells for Eli. After teaching literature, composition, and creative writing to thousands of high school and college students for 33 years, Susan turned her attention to putting a novel in her heart on paper, the genesis of which started with a short story that won a fiction prize some years ago. Bells for Eli will be released March 2, 2020. During her years of teaching at Spartanburg Community College and then as an AP English teacher at Spartanburg High School, Susan published short stories and won numerous regional awards such as the South Carolina Fiction Prize (twice), the Porter Fleming Competition, The Southern Writers Symposium Emerging Writers Fiction Contest, The Hub City Hardegree Contest in Fiction, Alabama Conclave First Novel Chapter Contest, and The Jubilee Writing Competition (twice).  Since 2018, she has published six stories in literary magazines.

March 31, 10:30 a.m. to noon. St. Simons Casino Room 108. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation here. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. Books will be sold by GJFord Bookshop.

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

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

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

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: EVERY FRIDAY

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

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: EVERY SUNDAY

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

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

February 2020 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, January 31st, 2020

FRENCH BISTRO COOKING CLASS: FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Learn how to cook and entertain with French Bistro cuisine!

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

NICK DIPAOLO AT THE RITZ THEATRE: FEBRUARY 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STORYTELLERS: RECURRING WEEKLY ON TUESDAY

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

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

THE MEDITERRANEAN TABLE: FEBRUARY 5, 2020

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

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

NEA BIG READ | NATHANIEL PHILBRICK: FEBRUARY 6, 2020

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

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

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

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

RECOLLECTIONS WITH AMY ROBERTS: FEBRUARY 6, 2020

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

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

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: FEBRUARY 7, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

STORY TIME SATURDAY: FEBRUARY 8, 2020

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

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

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

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

WHISKEY, WINE & WILDLIFE: FEBRUARY 8, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

ATWATER & DONNELLY IN CONCERT: FEBRUARY 9, 2020

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

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

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

KGIB COMMUNITY JUBILEE: FEBRUARY 9, 2020

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

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

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

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

SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY: FEBRUARY 9, 2020

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

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

Participating locations in Glynn County:

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

TREE SEMINAR: FEBRUARY 10, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

CINEMA GOURMET | MOBY DICK: FEBRUARY 13, 2020

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

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

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

5 COURSE VALENTINE’S DINNER: FEBRUARY 14, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLAY RING HOLDER CLASS: FEBRUARY 15, 2020

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

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

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

MARITIME FEED: FEBRUARY 15, 2020

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

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

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM BRIDGE RUN: FEBRUARY 15, 2020

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

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

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

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

DONALD MILLER LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: FEBRUARY 16, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: FEBRUARY 19, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

COOKING WITH BISON: FEBRUARY 22, 2020

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

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

GLASS FUSED SAILBOAT WINDCHIME CLASS: FEBRUARY 22, 2020

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

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

CORAL BOWL GLASS CLASS: FEBRUARY 27, 2020

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

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

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY FESTIVAL: FEBRUARY 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAUSAGE MAKING: FEBRUARY 29, 2020

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

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

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

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

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

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: EVERY FRIDAY

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

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: EVERY SUNDAY

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

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

World War II Home Front Museum Opens on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

December 2018 marks a monumental time for St. Simons Island with the opening of the World War II Home Front Museum. The past four years, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society has been diligently working to collect local accounts and artifacts to showcase amongst their interactive exhibits. The men and women of this time were the greatest generation, changing history and even the world, but what many don’t realize, is just how close to home World War II actually was to the United States.

World War II Home Front Museum
World War II Home Front Museum on St. Simons Island, GA

The following excerpts from the Society’s website detail how the Golden Isles played their part:

In 1940, as war ravaged America’s allies, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called our nation the “Arsenal of Democracy.” Following Pearl Harbor, the Golden Isles became an important component of that arsenal and contributed profoundly to the war effort. The Society’s new World War II Home Front Museum at the Historic Coast Guard Station will tell the multi-faceted story of bold initiatives to protect our coast from German submarines, train fighter pilots, build Liberty Ships to supply troops overseas, and much more. State-of-the-art exhibits will provide authentic and meaningful activities for visitors of all ages to engage in, as they learn about this critical period in our nation’s history.

The Home Front Museum will preserve for future generations the truly inspiring story of Coastal Georgia’s profound contribution to the World War II effort. Detailing Glynn County’s extraordinary role during the war, the new museum will be the only permanent, standalone museum in the entire country relating to the World War II home front story. Remarkably, Glynn County was the only county nationwide to operate three critical strategic facilities – a Liberty shipyard, an airship base, and naval radar training facilities.

In 2016, the Society appointed Gallagher & Associates, a renowned museum design firm and lead exhibit designer at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, to develop the concepts and layouts for the museum. Divided into six themes, the exhibits will be housed in the two historic buildings on the site. Outdoor displays will add another dimension to the overall visitor experience. Throughout, personal stories will be told using interviews, artifacts, documents, and photographs from the Society’s collection.

We had the honor of attending the private opening ceremonies December 8, 2018.  As one of the most humbling opportunities, it was moving to be able to share the museum with the veterans and family members in attendance.

World War II Home Front Museum Opening Ceremonies
Opening ceremonies for the Home Front Museum
Radar Room Exhibit
Seth Burgess, sitting in the Radar Room exhibit, was stationed at The King and Prince Resort when it was being used as a radar training facility.
Liberty Ships
Mimi Rogers of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and Ida Mae, a former Liberty Ship worker, broke a bottle on the flagpole commemorating the bottles broken on the Liberty Ships before setting sail.
Blimp Display at the World War II Home Front Museum
The blimp display at the World War II Home Front Museum on St. Simons Island, GA.
Inside the World War II Home Front Museum
Inside the World War II Home Front Museum on St. Simons Island, GA.
Mr. Bill Brown
Mr. Bill Brown, helped by family, watches + listens to his interview in the exhibit.
Mark Daniel
Mark Daniel shares with others after seeing the stories recounted by his mother + grandfather.
Thea Jarvis
Thea Jarvis poses proudly next to memorabilia that belonged to her father.

The Home Front Museum Timeline of Events
The Home Front Museum timeline of events leading to War World II also incorporates specific events happening locally in the Golden Isles.

Museum tours are now opened to the public, and tickets can be purchased here (don’t miss the joint ticket options to tour the Lighthouse and the Home Front Museum).