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Historic Sites & Monuments

Avenue of Oaks on St. Simons Island
Avenue of Oaks
Located on Frederica Road
912.265.0620
Anne Page King planted this famous "Avenue of Oaks" that highlights the entrance to the Sea Island Golf Club.

Bloody Marsh Battle Site on St. Simons IslandBloody Marsh Battle Site
Located Off Demere Road
912.638.3639
The battle fought here on July 7, 1742, when Spanish troops landed on the south end of St. Simons Island, proved to be the turning point in the Spanish conquest of Georgia. The marsh ran red with Spanish blood and the battle was a decisive British victory which ended forever the threat of Spanish invasion into this colony.

Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons IslandGascoigne Bluff
P.O. Box 287
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Located on Gascoigne Bluff Road
912.265.0620
Overlooking the Frederica River, this area was a favorite Native American campground, and during Colonial days, the landing at the bluff became Georgia's first naval base and bears the name of the man, Gascoigne, who first surveyed the Georgia coast for England. Live oak timbers milled here in 1794 were used in building "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution, in 1874, and timbers were also cut here for the Brooklyn Bridge.

St. Simons Island LighthouseSt. Simons Island Lighthouse
101 Twelfth Street
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
912.638.4666
First constructed in 1807 by James Gould on Couper's Point, this towering, 104 foot lighthouse was reconstructed in 1872 on the same site to replace the original which was destroyed by retreating Confederate forces in 1862. A beautifully restored 1872 lighthouse keeper's home complements the lighthouse.

On-Going Events, Classes, & Workshops

Brunswick Farmer's Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8 am-dark. Call 912.262.6665 for more information.

New Perspectives
Experience the beauty of our marshlands and tidal creeks from a new perspective. Glenda Cason Gallery, 261 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island. 912.634.7770. www.glendacasongallery.com

Downtown Promenade
Explore the galleries and stores of Historic Downtown Brunswick the first Friday of every month. 5-8pm. Art, gifts and more; light refreshments served at most locations. 912.279.0023.

Passport to the Century
Hear the story of the Jekyll Island Club and visit two cottages. Daily tours.

Seaside Dance Association Dance Instruction/Practice - Social and ballroom dance. Thursdays. Beginners 7pm. Advanced 8:15pm. $5 members, $8 non-members. St. Simons Elementary School cafeteria, 805 Ocean Blvd., SSI. 912.634.9527.

Nature Walks - Wildlife and nature guides explain Jekyll Island's fascinating beach, marshes, dunes and maritime forest during year-round tours M-W-F. Tidelands Nature Center, 912.635.5032.

CPR - Infant/Child and Adult Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Locations and times: 912.265.1695.

Classes in All Mediums Glynn Visual Arts, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 912.638.8770.

Jekyll Island Arts Association Goodyear Cottage, Historic District Gallery and Shop open to the public seven days per week. Mon-Fri 12-4 PM, Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM. Gallery Exhibit changes each month. Free.

Working in Different Artistic Media For adults and children. Glynn Visual Arts, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 638-8770. Pottery, Hand-Building and Wheel Ongoing classes. Glynn Visual Arts Pottery Studio, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 912.638.8770.

Writer's Critique Group First Tuesday of every month. 7pm. Free to adult writers at any skill level. Sharon, 912.264.5902.

Coastal Photographers Guild Third Thursday each month. 6pm. Glynn Visual Arts, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 912.638.8770.


St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show

Featuring interesting and unusual items, and other treasures from by-gone eras!

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

Located under the oaks in the historic Pier Village area, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches.

Always free admission and parking.

A limited number of vendor spaces are available, depending on the show date.

F
or more information about spaces or just general information about the St. Simons Antique Show, Please call Joe Burkhart, at 912.267.7822 or visit the website at stsimonsantiques.com for show dates and times.


Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island

214 Stable Road
Jekyll Island, Georgia
912.635.4444
georgiaseaturtlecenter.org.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center features an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with open to the public. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a functioning hospital for ill and injured sea turtles and is the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia.

Admission
$7 for adults (13+ years)
$6 for Seniors (65+ years)
$5 for children (4-12 years)
FREE for children 3 and under
$6 for Active Duty Military Personnel, College Students and Teachers (ID required). Prices include tax.

Visitors under 16 years old must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older. In accordance with State Health Department regulations, all swimsuits must be covered. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.

Hours of Operation
Mondays: 10am - 2pm
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 9am-5pm
During the months of December, January, and February, we are closed on Mondays. We are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. We are open on Thanksgiving Day 10am-2pm.


Christ Church Frederica

Christ Church Frederica

Christ Church Frederica
Christ Church Frederica


We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
- T.S. Elliot



Golden Isles Arts & Humanities

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Calendar

SUMMER 2015

1530 Newcastle St.
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
912.262.6934
Office, Gallery & Historic Ritz Theatre hours: Wednesdays-Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Also by appointment and during event times

Theatre & Film Summer Camps Offer Creative Training

2015 summer camps for ages 6 to 18 at the Historic Ritz Theatre

The camps are led by professional in the field and are designed to teach essential creative skills in a fun atmosphere. "With camps in both theater arts and filmmaking over a seven-week period, there's sure to be something for every creative young person out there," says Heather Heath, executive director, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. "These summer programs are a great way to enhance concentration, discipline and social and interpersonal skills."

The full camp schedule is as follows:

AGES 6-7
Campers explore popular books through dramatic play and art. The week culminates with a presentation sharing the campers' adventure on Friday at 3:30 p.m. (Class minimum: 8; Maximum: 14)
Shrek
June 15-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $175 Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson

Olivia The Pig
July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $175 Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson

AGES 8-11
Young performers mount their own production while learning theatre skills. The class performances are held on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (Class minimum: 10, Maximum: 20)
Junie B. Jones
July 6-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $175 Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson

Charlotte's Web
July 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $175 Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson

AGES 12-15
Powered by campers' imaginative writings, acting, visual art and more, this week is sure to inspire, challenge, and excite. The week culminates with a presentation on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (Class minimum: 10, Maximum: 20)
Camp Create
July 13-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $175 Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson

AGES 14-18
Music Video Making This high-energy experience allows both budding and experienced filmmakers to create their own music videos. (Class minimum: 4; Maximum: 10)
June 8-12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $200 Instructor: Anthony Stubelek

Film Actor Workshop This acting intensive three-day camp focuses on acting in the films created in the filmmaking camp. (Max: 10, Application Required)
June 22-24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $100 Instructor: Heather Heath

Filmmaking This rigorous camp is perfect for both potential and experienced filmmakers to create their own film from start to finish. (Class minimum: 4; Maximum: 10)
June 22-26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $200 Instructor: Anthony Stubelek

All camps run Monday-Friday at the Ritz Theatre.

The Film Actor Workshop is Monday-Wednesday at the Ritz Theatre.

Tuition increases by $25 after June 1.

Multiple Camp Discount: Take $25 off total tuition if registering for more than one camp.

Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.

Lunch is not provided, campers ages 14 and up may purchase lunch in the downtown area with a guardian's permission.

For more information or to enroll, visit www.goldenislesarts.org or contact Education Director Lucy Lynn Bryson at artsed@goldenislesarts.org or call (912) 262-6934.

For more information on local events and activities on St. Simons Island, please visit the following resources:

www.stsimonsisland.com, www.gacoast.com and www.thebrunswicknews.com

St. Simons Island 2015 Calendar of Events

MAY 2015

JUNE 2015

JULY 2015

AUGUST 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

OCTOBER 2015

NOVEMBER 2015

DECEMBER 2015


PLEASE NOTE: EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION.

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ON-GOING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ON ST. SIMONS

Community Support Group
FREE meetings each month at Frederica Presbyterian Church to help with general life coping skills, work, relationships, financial matters, illnesses, etc - call 912.577.8119 or visit www.freddypresssi.com.
> Click here to download the informational flyer (pdf).

Wine Tasting Exclusive Wines at Waterfront Wine & Gourmet of Darien. Call 912.437.3410 for days and details.

Wine Tasting The Still and Winery on SSI offers wine tastings throughout the month. For details call 912.638.8614.

Old-Fashioned 4th of July in Downtown Brunswick!
Fireworks in Mary Ross ParkWalking Parade lines up at 6:15pm at Hanover Square and proceed through Downtown to Mary Ross Waterfront Park) Celebration at the Park begins 7 p.m. with games, prizes, music, free watermelon slices for everyone. After dark, a Spectacular Fireworks Display over the East River!

Historic Downtown Tours
Tuesday through Saturday. Three tours daily
City Tour - 9:30 am to 11 am
Residential Tour - 4 pm to 5:30 pm
COMBO (City/Residential) 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Reservations ONLY / Reserve ONLINE: www.SoGloGallery.com

First Friday
Downtown Promenade - Historic Downtown Brunswick welcomes you to area shops, galleries, restaurants, art openings, live music, food and beverage samples. From 5-8pm. Call 912.265.4032 or visit brunswickgeorgia.net.

Second Sundays
Music in the Park! Hundreds of locals and visitors alike join together for this live music event at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island the second Sunday of every month from 1-7pm. The proceeds from Second Sunday benefit various local charitable organizations. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and enjoy listening to the live music. Raffle tickets are sold for door prizes contributed by area businesses. Kids can play in the inflatable bounce house and slides.

Every Monday

Oil and Acrylic Classes
4-6pm. High school students and adults are encouraged to take these great classes with Barbara Mueller. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Gallery, 319 Mallery St. in the Village of St. Simons. Call 912.638.8770 for more information. www.glynnart.org.

Every Tuesday

Brunswick Farmer's Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8am til dark. Call 912.262.6665 or visit brunswickfarmersmarket.com for more information.

Every Wednesday

Oil and Acrylic Classes
10am - Noon. High school students and adults are encouraged to take these great classes with Barbara Mueller. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Gallery, 319 Mallery St. in the Village of St. Simons. Call 912.638.8770 for more information.

Every Thursday

Brunswick Farmer's Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8am til dark. Call 912.262.6665 or visit brunswickfarmersmarket.com for more information.

Adult Pottery Classes
Morning classes 9-11:30am and evening classes 6-8:30pm. Instruction in wheel and handbuilding by by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. Classes for members $130. 6 Classes for non-members $145. Clay $25 for 25 lbs. All other supplies are provided in the studio. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 or visit www.glynnart.org for more information.

Dance Instruction
Seaside Dance Association provides Dance Instruction/Practice, social and ballroom dance. Beginners 7pm; Advanced 8:15pm. $5 members, $8 non-members. Held at the St. Simons Elementary School cafeteria, 805 Ocean Blvd. For more information call 912.634.9527.

Every Saturday

Brunswick Farmer's Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8am til dark. Call 912.262.6665 or visit brunswickfarmersmarket.com for more information.

Children's Pottery Classes
10-11:30am. Children ages 7 and up will enjoy instruction by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. Drop-in class $18. 6 Classes for members $95. 6 Classes for non-members $105. Clay $13 for 12 lbs Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 or visit www.glynnart.org for more information.

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ST. SIMONS EVENTS & THINGS TO DO

MAY 2015

May 1 - 31:
The Neptune Park Fun Zone is the place to putt, plunge and play on St. Simons Island. The whole family will enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open year round, the golf course offers fun for groups of any size ($7 per round, discounts available for large groups). Cool off this summer at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool ($7/day, open during spring & summer seasons). There is something for everyone, including a wading pool and water gym for the kids, lap lanes, and zero-entry access. All areas are constantly monitored by American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. Since a day at the pool works up an appetite, enjoy refreshments from our on-site concession stand while lounging poolside under an umbrella. Kids will love our state-of-the-art playground with swings, slides and much more. There are benches alongside for parents to watch the fun. There is no admission fee for the playground. 550 Beachview Dr. (912) 279-2836 or Neptune Park Fun Zone.

May 1 - 31:
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island, 210 South Riverview Dr., with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area. The rides and attractions at Summer Waves are super kewl! Plan your fun filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek, riding the waves of the Frantic Atlantic, or high speed thrills down Pirate's Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! (912) 635-2074 or Summer Waves Water Park.

May 1 - 23:
SoGlo Gallery
History of Graphic Arts
From Cave Paintings to Cell Phones
Presented by Golden Isles Career
Academy (GICA) Students
Opening First Friday, May 1
5 pm to 8 pm
(912) 262-0628
www.SoGloGallery.com

May 4 - 31:
Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus
HORTON GALLERY
Annual Team Member Art Show
Photography, painting, pencil, 3D works
by SGHS Physicians and Team members
For more info contact SoGlo Gallery: (912) 262-0628
www.sghs.org

May 19:
Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit Returns to The Ritz Gallery. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to bring the popular, Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit, back to the Golden Isles as part of the 30th anniversary tour. Sponsored by the Pilots Club of Metro Atlanta, this annual touring exhibit features the work of dozens of artists from all over the state in a variety of media, including painting, photography, clay pottery, sculpture, mosaic, textile, and other fine art media. The exhibit will open with a community reception during First Friday festivities on June 5, 5-8 p.m. at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick.

The exhibit focuses on the theme from its very first year - 1985 - "Visions and Dreams, Tomorrow’s Reality." The main goal over the years has been to identify those disabled citizens of Georgia who are creative, capable, and talented in the arts, so that their achievements and talents can be recognized. The exhibit gives these artists an opportunity to compete for awards and display and sell their artwork throughout the state. Local artist Gene Threats' work is once again featured in the exhibit with his drawing, News for All the People (Chicago Defender) winning a Best in Show award.

The exhibit will remain on display through June 27. Gallery hours are Wednesdays-Fridays, 10am-5pm, Saturdays, 10am-2pm and during performances. Admission to all art exhibits at The Ritz Gallery is free. For more information about the exhibit or to find complete details about upcoming shows, please contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at (912) 262-6934, info@goldenislesarts.org or visit our website at www.goldenislesarts.org.

May 21:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra LET FREEDOM RING! 7 p.m. Presented by ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony). "Let Freedom Ring" is an annual concert by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra on Amelia Island to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. First Baptist Church, 1600 S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach. ARIAS (Amelia Island Residents in Action for the Symphony) invites you to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and our country with an evening of patriotic favorites. Call (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.

May 23 - 24:
St. Simons' Antique Show! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission and parking. (912) 264-3254.

May 24:
Summertime Concerts are Sounds by the Sea
Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2015 season on May 24 at 7pm will be audience favorite and the extraordinary jazz ensemble that created the amazing Tribute to Duke Ellington concert at the Ritz in February, The Phil Morrison - Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. Popular local rock band, Pier Pressure will headline the June 28 concert. Sam Rodriguez and his band will bring great R&B and Motown hits to the stage on July 12 and Brunswick country musician and opening act for the Wainwright Family Foundation Small Town Throwdown charity concert, Justen Harden, will perform on Aug. 30. Finally, local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 13 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

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

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 24 and are only $35. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free free.

May 24:
"Let It Be Art"
ONE NIGHT ONLY - 8 pm
New York Actor/Director, Ronald Rand will perform as the "Father of American Theatre, Harold Clurman"
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre
1413 Newcastle Street
Downtown Brunswick
Tickets are $20 Advance / $25 at the door
Reservation HOTLINE: 912-280-0023
(912) 262-0628
www.SoGloGallery.com

May 26:
7 pm to 9 pm
THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION
A Workshop for Actors conducted
by Ronald Rand
Space is Limited – Reserve today
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre
1413 Newcastle Street
Downtown Brunswick
(912) 262-0628
www.SoGloGallery.com

May 27:
Golden Isles of Brunswick's 21st Annual Chamber Experience! The Chamber Experience is a great way to showcase your business to over 500 attendees. This annual event includes a silent auction, raffle, food and music. 8:30 p.m. 912.554.3303.

May 30:
4th Annual Coastal GA Area Community Action Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. - noon, at the Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort, 5445 Frederica Road St. Simons Island. 4 Man Golf Scramble – All proceeds will assist this Agency in promoting and empowering the children and families that we serve in our nine county service area through financial awareness, scholarships, case management, VITA and becoming self-sufficient. $80.00 per player/$320.00 per team. (912) 264-3281.

May 31:
Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week's event features: Go Get Gone. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! (912) 265-4032.

More information coming soon!

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JUNE 2015

June 1 - 30:
The Neptune Park Fun Zone is the place to putt, plunge and play on St. Simons Island. The whole family will enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open year round, the golf course offers fun for groups of any size ($7 per round, discounts available for large groups). Cool off this summer at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool ($7/day, open during spring & summer seasons). There is something for everyone, including a wading pool and water gym for the kids, lap lanes, and zero-entry access. All areas are constantly monitored by American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. Since a day at the pool works up an appetite, enjoy refreshments from our on-site concession stand while lounging poolside under an umbrella. Kids will love our state-of-the-art playground with swings, slides and much more. There are benches alongside for parents to watch the fun. There is no admission fee for the playground. 550 Beachview Dr. (912) 279-2836 or Neptune Park Fun Zone.

June 1 - 30:
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island, 210 South Riverview Dr., with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area. The rides and attractions at Summer Waves are super kewl! Plan your fun filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek, riding the waves of the Frantic Atlantic, or high speed thrills down Pirate's Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! (912) 635-2074 or Summer Waves Water Park.

June 2 – 29:
Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus -- HORTON GALLERY
"Sacras"
Mixed media works by Mandy Thompson
For more info contact SoGlo Gallery: (912) 262-0628
www.sghs.org

July 3, 4, 5:
Annual Sunshine Festival Arts & Crafts Show
Postell Park / Pier Village / St. Simons Island
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10 am to 5 pm All Days
Over 70 local and regional artists showcasing Painting, photography, fiber arts, woodcraft, jewelry, pottery and MORE!!!
Sponsored by Pier Village Association
Info: 912-262-0628
www.SoGloGallery.com

June 5:
8 pm
Storytellers PERFORMANCE
"Zora"
First Friday, June 5 at 8 pm
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre
1413 Newcastle Street
Downtown Brunswick
$15 Adults/ $5 Students w/ ID
(912) 262-0628
www.SoGloGallery.com

June 6:
True Life Ministries, Inc. and Pastor Gregory Hughes will celebrate its’ 18th Annual Water Baptism on beautiful St. Simon Island. This year’s ceremony is a huge milestone as Pastor Hughes is only 43 candidates away from having baptized 1000 men, women and children from various walks of life including FBI and Border Patrol agents who were training on the beach, local residents and also entire families who were on vacation.

We extend an open invitation to individuals, families, groups and/or churches to join us for this wonderful celebration on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Neptune Park on St. Simon Island at 10:00 a.m. We would love to have local Pastors and Ministers to help facilitate the baptism. There will be a FREE picnic immediately following the Baptism Ceremony and you don’t want to miss the fun and fellowship that has been planned.

For more information and details on other planned services prior to Baptism please contact True Life Business office at (404) 333-7471 or visit our website at www.truelifeministriesinc.org.

June 6 - 7:
For nearly thirty years the Georgia Sea Island Festival on St. Simons Island has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands. This year's festival will be held June 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on June 7 from noon to 6 p.m. under the live oaks at Gascoigne Bluff Park. Nationally known and world renowned, the Georgia Sea Island Singers will be a highlight of the weekend. ssiheritagecoalition.org.

June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28:
The Brunswick Actors' Theatre Presents "Virgin Tears" by Mary Miller. Mattie summons her sister, Chandler, to come home because their oldest sister, Adele, has seen the statue of the Holy Virgin Mary crying real tears in their backyard. Chandler returns to Wyoming Avenue in Northern Pennsylvania to find more than a statue crying in the backyard. She returns to find that she must face the hopes, the dreams, the fears, and the failures she thought she'd left behind years ago when she abruptly left town just before her father's funeral. Please call (912) 262-0628 for more information or the "Reservation Hotline" at (912) 280-0023 to purchase your tickets today.
Brunswick Actors' Theatre
"Virgin Tears", A comedy by Mary Miller
$25 Adults / $ 10 Students
Includes Desserts and coffees by
Daddy Cate's Coffees with Cookies by Sandy
1413 Newcastle Street / Downtown Brunswick
Reservation HOTLINE: 912-280-0023 or purchase tickets online: www.SoGloGallery.com

June 13 - 14:
Florida Country Superfest, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell and more to headline the 2015 Florida Country Superfest June 13 & 14 at Jacksonville's EverBank Field. 1 Everbank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL. For more information visit makeascenedowntown.com

June 19 - 21:
Southern Grown is a festival that celebrates our wildly impressive food and music culture – from award-winning chefs and mixologists to local and nationally acclaimed bands. By attending the festival, you will relish recipes shared by many of the South's top culinary and spirits personalities. Most importantly, you will feast with friends in a world-class location all set to the tune of amazing music. (844) 460-2539 or southerngrown.com.

June 14:
A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots! A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performance. Concert begin at 7 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate. Children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.

June 27 - 28:
St. Simons' Antique Show! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission and parking. (912) 264-3254.

June 28:
Summertime Concerts are Sounds by the Sea
Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2015 season on May 24 will be audience favorite and the extraordinary jazz ensemble that created the amazing Tribute to Duke Ellington concert at the Ritz in February, The Phil Morrison- Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. Popular local rock band, Pier Pressure will headline the June 28 concert. Sam Rodriguez and his band will bring great R&B and Motown hits to the stage on July 12 and Brunswick country musician and opening act for the Wainwright Family Foundation Small Town Throwdown charity concert, Justen Harden, will perform on Aug. 30. Finally, local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 13 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

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

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 24 and are only $35. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free free.

June 30 - July 27:
Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus
HORTON GALLERY
Paintings by George Netherton
For more info contact SoGlo Gallery: (912) 262-0628
www.sghs.org

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JULY 2015

July 1 - 30:
The Neptune Park Fun Zone is the place to putt, plunge and play on St. Simons Island. The whole family will enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open year round, the golf course offers fun for groups of any size ($7 per round, discounts available for large groups). Cool off this summer at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool ($7/day, open during spring & summer seasons). There is something for everyone, including a wading pool and water gym for the kids, lap lanes, and zero-entry access. All areas are constantly monitored by American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. Since a day at the pool works up an appetite, enjoy refreshments from our on-site concession stand while lounging poolside under an umbrella. Kids will love our state-of-the-art playground with swings, slides and much more. There are benches alongside for parents to watch the fun. There is no admission fee for the playground. 550 Beachview Dr. (912) 279-2836 or Neptune Park Fun Zone.

July 1 - 30:
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island, 210 South Riverview Dr., with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area. The rides and attractions at Summer Waves are super kewl! Plan your fun filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek, riding the waves of the Frantic Atlantic, or high speed thrills down Pirate's Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! (912) 635-2074 or Summer Waves Water Park.

July 1 - July 27:
Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus
HORTON GALLERY
Paintings by George Netherton
For more info contact SoGlo Gallery: (912) 262-0628
www.sghs.org

July 4:
4th of July Celebration! July 4th is always a blast on St. Simons Island and nearby Jekyll Island. The annual fireworks display begins later in the evening at about 9pm at Neptune Park in the Pier Village. Jekyll Island also puts on a small carnival with live music, street vendors and food, and of course plenty of fireworks at dusk. Be sure to bring your lounge chairs or towels, perhaps even a cooler, and arrive early to find parking.

July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23:
Story Tellers Workshop
Conducted by Dr. Christina Johns
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (all days)
A six week program of exploration and development of storytelling and performance skills. Designed for students, writers, actors, public speakers, and any one who loves performance art.
Space is limited – Reserve today!
Brunswick Actors' Theatre
1413 Newcastle Street / Downtown Brunswick
(912) 262-0628 / www.SoGloGallery.com

July 12:
Summertime Concerts are Sounds by the Sea
Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2015 season on May 24 will be audience favorite and the extraordinary jazz ensemble that created the amazing Tribute to Duke Ellington concert at the Ritz in February, The Phil Morrison- Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. Popular local rock band, Pier Pressure will headline the June 28 concert. Sam Rodriguez and his band will bring great R&B and Motown hits to the stage on July 12 and Brunswick country musician and opening act for the Wainwright Family Foundation Small Town Throwdown charity concert, Justen Harden, will perform on Aug. 30. Finally, local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 13 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

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

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 24 and are only $35. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free free.

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AUGUST 2015

August 22, 23:
End of Summer Arts & Crats Market
Postell Park / Pier Village / St. Simons Island
Saturday, Sunday
10 am to 5 pm Both Days
Painting, photography, fiber arts, woodcraft, jewelry, pottery and MORE!!!
Sponsored by Pier Village Association
Info: 912-262-0628
www.SoGloGallery.com

August 30:
Summertime Concerts are Sounds by the Sea
Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2015 season on May 24 will be audience favorite and the extraordinary jazz ensemble that created the amazing Tribute to Duke Ellington concert at the Ritz in February, The Phil Morrison- Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. Popular local rock band, Pier Pressure will headline the June 28 concert. Sam Rodriguez and his band will bring great R&B and Motown hits to the stage on July 12 and Brunswick country musician and opening act for the Wainwright Family Foundation Small Town Throwdown charity concert, Justen Harden, will perform on Aug. 30. Finally, local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 13 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

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

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 24 and are only $35. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free free.

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SEPTEMBER 2015

September 13:
Summertime Concerts are Sounds by the Sea
Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2015 season on May 24 will be audience favorite and the extraordinary jazz ensemble that created the amazing Tribute to Duke Ellington concert at the Ritz in February, The Phil Morrison- Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. Popular local rock band, Pier Pressure will headline the June 28 concert. Sam Rodriguez and his band will bring great R&B and Motown hits to the stage on July 12 and Brunswick country musician and opening act for the Wainwright Family Foundation Small Town Throwdown charity concert, Justen Harden, will perform on Aug. 30. Finally, local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 13 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

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

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 24 and are only $35. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free free.

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OCTOBER 2015

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NOVEMBER 2015

November 16 - 22:
The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. (912) 634-3266 or visit mcgladreyclassic.com.

November 20 - 22
5th Annual Mistletoe Market
Friday - Sunday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Friday: 5 PM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Kick off the holidays island-style! Fine art and quality crafts will be featured in Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Additional festivities include entertainment, holiday decorations, food, children's activities, Santa, and more! Contact the Glynn Visual Arts at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at festivals@glynnart.org for additional information.

DECEMBER 2015

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Rd.
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7836
okefenokee@fws.gov


Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Announces 2015 Junior Refuge Ranger Summer Camps

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge announces the dates for the Junior Refuge Ranger Summer Camps. Back by popular demand, with additional dates and ages included, the summer camps will be offered as follows; June 17th-19th for ages 5-7 and June 24th-26th for ages 8-12. Activities will take place each day from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A $25 camp reservation fee is required by each participant and will include a boat tour with Okefenokee Adventures, a summer camp t-shirt, snacks and more. Limited space is available, and reservations are made on a first come first serve basis. Registration is required and the deadline for both camps will be Friday, June 5th.

Activities throughout the camp include a boat tour, archery, fishing, wildlife activities, pond exploration, games, arts and crafts, and more! Each day will cover different topics that will actively engage participants in fun activities and nature-based learning opportunities in the Okefenokee. Come out and join us for days full of sun, fun and, nature. The camp is sponsored by Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Okefenokee Wildlife League. All activities will take place within the Suwanee Canal Recreation Area (East Entrance) to the refuge, 11 miles southwest of Folkston, Georgia. For more information, or to register, contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at 912- 496-7836, open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

For registration of programs or for more information, contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at 912-496-7836 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All activities will take place at the East Entrance of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, eleven miles southwest of Folkston, GA along Georgia State Highway 121/23.

All activities start inside the east entrance of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, 7 miles southwest of Folkston, GA, off the Okefenokee Parkway South (GA 121/23).

The Suwannee Canal Recreation Area (East Entrance) to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is the primary entrance managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is located 11 miles southwest of Folkson, GA off Hwy 121/23. The refuge is open daily and offers a variety of opportunities for the visiting public. Call 912.496.7836 or visit the refuge website at www.fws.gov/okefenokee for hours of operation, upcoming events, and entrance fee information.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/okefenokeewildliferefuge or www.facebook.com/usfwssoutheast, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwssoutheast, watch our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at www.flickr.com/photos/usfwssoutheast.

Glynn Visual Arts St Simons

Glynn Visual Arts

529 Beachview Drive
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.638.8770
glynnart@bellsouth.net
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
www.glynnart.org

Click here to visit the GVA website for current events, workshops, classes and ongoing activities

Glynn Visual Arts Releases Plans for New Visual Arts Center on St. Simons Island
Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) released plans for its new visual arts center on St. Simons Island. Set to open to the public in January of 2015, this facility will provide GVA with optimal space to enhance its current operations. Included will be a large gallery, classrooms, a pottery studio, gift shop, offices, and on-site parking. Visit www.glynnart.org/get-involved.html for details about this exciting announcement.







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