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St. Simons Island 2017-2018 Calendar of Events

St. Simons Island is always humming with a variety of fun activities and things to do year-round. From local farmer's markets, art and antique shows, Music in the Park, outdoor excursions, to wine tastings, gallery exhibits, tours, and on-going classes and workshops for creative pursuits such as painting, pottery, jewelry making or dance instruction, you'll never run out of things to do in the Golden Isles.

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The Events Calendar has now been updated with current 2017 and 2018 information for upcoming events!

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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 freddypresssi.com.

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

Old-Fashioned 4th of July in Downtown Brunswick
Fireworks in Mary Ross Park. Celebration at the Park begins at 7pm with games, prizes, music, free watermelon slices for everyone. After dark, a spectacular fireworks display over the East River! Brunswick and St. Simons' Old Fashioned 4th of July Free Event was voted as the Number One Fourth of July celebration in the country by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2016.

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

Children's Pottery Classes
10am - 11:30am. Children ages 7 and up will enjoy instruction by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing and drop-in. Glynn Visual Arts Pottery Studio, 106 Island Drive. Call 912.638.8770 for more information or visit glynnvisualarts.org.

First Friday
Downtown Promenade in Historic Downtown Brunswick
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

Painting Technique with Jennifer Broadus
6:30pm - 8:30 pm. Classes are ongoing and drop-in. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive on St. Simons Island. Call 912.638.8770 for more information or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
Every Tuesday

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

Ken Wallin, Open Studio
1:00pm - 4:00 pm. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive on St. Simons Island. Call 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.

Golden Isles Music Together Music and movement classes for children ages birth through age six. It's Mommy/Daddy and Me musical fun! Starts at 10:30am, 6329 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island. Call 801.865.6897, email goldenislesmt@gmail.com or visit goldenislesmusictogether.com
Every Thursday

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

Adult Pottery Classes
Morning classes 9am -11:30am and evening classes 6pm - 8:30pm. Instruction in wheel and hand building by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing and drop-in. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.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 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 glynnvisualarts.org for more information.

December 2017




December

Jekyll Tree Lighting Festival & Holidays in History
The holidays come alive each year as Jekyll Island begins the season with the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the Historic District is resplendent with Christmas lights and decorations. The celebration continues with caroling, craft workshops, themed tours and other seasonal activities.

December 1-31

3rd Annual GVA "Yarn Bomb"

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling all knitters and crocheters! GVA invites you to be part of our third annual "Yarn Bomb" in Postell Park, Dec. 1, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018

So, what is a "Yarn Bomb"?
Yarn Bombing is a fun community art installation where many fiber artists, mostly knitters and crocheters donate and put pieces of their work together to cover ordinary objects in public, like lamp posts, trees, statues, benches, bike racks, etc. It creates a magical visual presence and is a fun community art project that anyone can participate in! GVA's yarn bombing is done in conjunction with our Mistletoe Market Holiday Festival December 2nd and 3rd, 2017.The Yarn Bomb will be installed on Friday, December 1st and will remain up through the month of December.

It's FUN & EASY!
Here's all you have to do to participate:
Donate old abandoned knitting or crocheting projects to GVA
Knit something new & donate it! Get creative!! (Any size or shape will do!)
Drop off your donation to GVA anytime Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm between now & Thanksgiving
Help us construct & then install the pieces in the park.
Meet at GVA on Monday, November 28th and/or Thursday, November 30th between 4-7pm to construct & stitch pieces together.
Meet at Postell Park on Friday, December 1st at 9am to install the Yarn Bomb on trees, lamp posts, benches, bike racks, etc.
Meet at Postell Park on Tuesday, January 2nd to remove Yarn Bomb.
BE A PART OF THE FUN & JOIN US!

Glynn Visual Arts
106 Island Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
912.638.8770
www.glynnvisualarts.org

December 1-2

Hofwyl-Broadfield 37th Annual Christmas Tour

TIME: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

COST:
$10 for adults, $5 for youth (6-17), children 5 and under are free

DESCRIPTION:
Visitors will walk along the illuminated path under centuries old oaks and will be treated to a guided tour of the antebellum rice plantation. Enter the front door of the decorated plantation home where members of the Glynn County Garden Club Council will treat visitors to beautifully holiday decorated rooms and period dressed interpreters will share stories of the plantation. History buffs will enjoy Company A, 26th Georgia Volunteer Infantry and other units as they re-enact a pre-Civil War muster of the Glynn County Guards and Brunswick Rifles militia units. You will have the opportunity to see cannon firings which shoot flames over 100 feet from the barrels. Step back to the mid-1800s as the re-enactors demonstrate camp life. While strolling around the plantation, enjoy hot wassail and cookies as you listen to live musicians playing holiday music and singing Christmas carols. Also, Santa Claus has agreed to make a special appearance during both nights. Santa will be sitting by a cozy fireplace as he talks with the young ones; guests are welcome to take pictures of Santa and the children in his specially decorated room.

INFORMATION:
912.264.7333 or www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl

December 2-3

Glynn Visual Arts Mistletoe Market
10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday
Postell Park, Pier Village, Saint Simons Island, GA

Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to announce its seventh annual Mistletoe Market. This fine art and gift market has become a mainstay of the Golden Isles' holiday festivities. "This year, we expect between 60 and 70 accomplished artists and artisans offering a wide variety of high quality artwork including two dimensional art, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodworking, baskets, fabric and mixed media." said festival director Barb Scragg. "This show is a unique combination of fine art, wonderful gifts, good food, entertainment and family fun in a festive island holiday atmosphere. It is the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors alike to find that one-of-a-kind purchase or gift for the holiday season. As an added bonus, when you buy something handmade, purchased directly from the artist, you are supporting small business and our local community." Scragg continued.

Holiday Hound Hike Pooch Parade
Dog lover? Don't miss our local pooches (and sometimes potbellied pigs!) all dressed up in their holiday best and putting on a parade to celebrate the season at the festival. Line-up starts at 10:30am on Saturday and parade starts at 11:00am sharp! There is a $10 fee to participate.

ATTENTION ARTISTS!
There is still time to apply for Mistletoe Market 2017! CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

December 2-4

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature's beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO - St. Simons' only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

December 4-6

Musgrove Master Class
Time: 5PM
Location: Musgrove Retreat and Conference Center
Phone: 912.764.6097
Email: martin.ellen11@gmail.com
Website: www.colonialhouse.net
Join Colonial House of Flowers and Passionflower for a hands-on, overnight flower class. Celebrate friendship, the season and taking your inner artist to a whole new place. Learn how to construct your own one-of-a-kind flowers - a bouquet and flower tattoo or living jewelry - to be photographed and taken home.

Guests will receive a private, interactive workshop with one of the worlds top floral designers who will teach you how to make flower tattoos, bouquets and more with the stars of the seasons.

The workshop fee includes fresh flowers, materials, accomodations, light bites and refereshments, a professionally styled photoshoot of your work, images to keep for your portfolio, plus other things Christy Griner Hulsey and Susan Mcleary have dreamed up to make this a first-ever, one-of-a-kind flower class that will be remembered for a long time.

Welcome to our celebration! Come! Be our guest!

December 24

Christmas Eve Dinner - Hosted by Echo St. Simons and The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Join us for a Four-course Christmas Eve Dinner Sunday, from 5-9pm.

We have 3 options for the main course including:

Pistachio-crusted venison, pumpkin risotto, root vegetable hash, Alamos malbec & rosemary reduction

Pan-seared Golden Isles sea trout, crispy pancetta lentils, bourbon & brown butter haricots verts, sherry vinaigrette

Grilled six-ounce 24-day dry aged prime filet, sweet potato purée, asparagus tips, béarnaise sauce

Reservations Required - please call 912.268.5967.

View the Full Menu: www.kingandprince.com

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December 25

Christmas Day Buffet/Brunch - Hosted by Echo St. Simons and The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Monday, December 25th, 2017, 11am-3pm

Adults $69; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge

Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.

Reservations Required - please call 912.268.5967.

View the Full Menu: www.kingandprince.com

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December 31

New Year's Eve Celebration - Hosted by Echo St. Simons and The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Four-course dinner, prices below include complimentary champagne toast at midnight

Reservations accepted 7-10pm - call 912-268-5967

Entertainment
6-9pm: Jackson Powers
9pm-close Crawford Perkins and Friends

View the Full Menu: www.kingandprince.com

December 31

New Year's Eve Celebration: Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

DATES AND TIMES:
Sunday, December 31 at 11 p.m. until Monday, January 1 at 1 a.m.

LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

COST: $15

Join us for a special New Year's Eve version of "Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation". Celebrate the New Year with an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. At the stroke of midnight, welcome 2018 by ringing the historic plantation bell and having a sip of sparkling cider. As we 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. The event is part of the nationwide "First Day Hike" initiative. Participants will receive commemorative lapel pins or hiking stick medallions.

Gates will open at 10 p.m. Program begins promptly at 11 p.m. and will end at 1 a.m. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Walk will be about 1 mile on flat ground. Reservations are required to attend. Call 912-264-7333 for reservations or more information.

INFORMATION:
Call 912.264.7333 or www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl


January 2018




January

Jekyll Island Treasures
This two-month-long annual event on Jekyll Island is a favorite tradition spawned from a fishing legacy.

In the early 1900s, east coast fishermen used hollow glass balls, or floats, on their nets as markers. Occasionally, the floats would break loose and wash ashore for lucky beachcombers to find and keep. Collecting these rare, highly sought after glass floats became a hobby in the 1950s.

Today, Jekyll Island hand-picks artists from across the country to create one-of-a-kind glass floats for its annual Island Treasures event.

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide glass floats around the island for lucky guests to find and keep.

Each float is marked with a special tag and instructions for treasure finders to register their Island Treasures at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center where they will receive a certificate of authenticity and artist biography for their one-of-a-kind float. The Center is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Learn more about this annual event or click here for a peek at a map on where to find these treasures.

January 13

St. Simons Land Trust 18th Annual Oyster Roast
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Location: Gascoigne Bluff
Phone: 912-638-9109
Email: mmoody@sslt.org
Website: www.sslt.org

St. Simons Land Trust 18th Annual Oyster Roast, Saturday, January 13, 2018, Gascoigne Bluff. Oysters, Low Country Boil, barbecue. Music by Suzy and the Bird Dogs. 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $85, or $60 for members if purchased by Jan. 5.

January 27

Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee
An annual day-long event at Mary Ross Waterfront Park that brings cooking teams in town to compete for the People's Choice and Judge's Award for the best Brunswick Stew in all of the land. The Stew Tasting is from 11am - 2pm as well as a Stew Tasting Contest. This year's schedule begins at 9am with a Motorcycle Ride, a Pooch Parade at 10:15am, and live music, kid's fun zone, classic car show, arts and crafts all day long. For more information visit stewbilee.com.

January 21

Glynn Visual Arts' 2nd Annual Art of Food Fundraiser
Cocktails, dinner and art. Save the date to join us January 21st, 2018 for out next ART of FOOD event! Glynn Visual Arts presents a progressive dinner filled with amazing art, music and specially prepared food and beverage. The "Art of the Cocktail" will kick off the evening at the Glynn Visual Arts Center. Following a quick trolley ride, Georgia Sea Grill will present a custom menu of artfully presented courses, each with the perfect complementary wine. The evening culminates with an exciting raffle featuring incredible art and experiences.

The Art of the Cocktail - 5:00 - 6:30pm

The Art of Food - 7:00 - 9:00pm

To purchase tickets, click here.


February 2018
February

Jekyll Island Treasures
This two-month-long annual event on Jekyll Island is a favorite tradition spawned from a fishing legacy.

In the early 1900s, east coast fishermen used hollow glass balls, or floats, on their nets as markers. Occasionally, the floats would break loose and wash ashore for lucky beachcombers to find and keep. Collecting these rare, highly sought after glass floats became a hobby in the 1950s.

Today, Jekyll Island hand-picks artists from across the country to create one-of-a-kind glass floats for its annual Island Treasures event.

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide glass floats around the island for lucky guests to find and keep.

Each float is marked with a special tag and instructions for treasure finders to register their Island Treasures at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center where they will receive a certificate of authenticity and artist biography for their one-of-a-kind float. The Center is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Learn more about this annual event or click here for a peek at a map on where to find these treasures.

February

Sidney Lanier Bridge, Brunswick, Georgia Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run
This annual 5K event was certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association as "the toughest 5K in Georgia." The run takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia, with participants starting on the southern side of the bridge, crossing over and returning back two times. Following the Bridge Run, there is a fun walk and a family-friendly festival with local vendors, food, entertainment and activities for the kids. This event is a fundraiser benefiting the Georgia Health System's cancer programs.


March 2018
More information coming soon!


April 2018
April 1

Easter Egg Stroll
An annual Easter tradition in the Jekyll Island Historic District, with Easter egg hunts hidden along Pier Road. The Easter Bunny himself will make an appearance, with photo opportunities for the kids, as well as pony rides and other family-friendly activities throughout the day.

April 14-15

Art in the Park
Artists, handmade crafts and vendors gather under the trees in Neptune Park for a fun day of local festivities!

There is still time to apply for vendors. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION


May 2018
May 11-13

Jekyll Turtle Crawl Triathlon & Nest Fest
An annual weekend of races benefiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, attracting runners from around the world for two USA Triathlon-sanctioned triathlons – the International Distance Triathlon and the Sprint Distance – as well as 5K and 10K races. During the weekend activities, the Beach Village also hosts the Turtle Crawl Festival, which celebrates the start of the sea turtle nesting season. There will be games on hand as well as live music, food and drinks from local vendors. Click here for more information on this event.

May 13

Blessing of the Fleet, Brunswick, Georgia Blessing of the Fleet
This annual Mother's Day tradition takes place every year in historic downtown Brunswick to "bless" the local shrimp boats with good fortune prior to the start of the shrimping season. This seafaring festival traces its origins to a Portuguese tradition that began in 1938 to commemorate the first appearance of The Blessed Virgin to three children near the town of Fatima, Portugal on May 13, 1917.


June 2018
June

Georgia Sea Islands Festival
An annual celebration of traditional African American music, crafts and food of Coastal Georgia culture. Highlighted by the world renowned Georgia Sea Island Singers. For more information about the Annual Georgia Sea Islands Festival please visit ssiheritagecoalition.org or call the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition.


July 2018
July 4

4th of July Celebrations
Each year Coastal Georgia celebrates our nation's independence with fireworks and festivities happening on St. Simons Island, Brunswick, Jekyll Island and Sea Island.

St. Simons Island 4th of July Celebration
For more than 60 years, the annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival takes place in the Pier Village with a spectacular fireworks display that begins around 9pm as the day turns to night. Live music plays as well as an arts and crafts show, a 5K and 1-mile run, and family-friendly fun to be had all around.

Brunswick's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Historic Downtown Brunswick celebrates each year at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, with a fireworks display, games for kids and adults like sack races, horseshoes, tug-of-war, hula-hoop contests and more. And of course free watermelon! Courtesy of the City of Brunswick.

Jekyll Island Independence Day Celebration
Jekyll celebrates the 4th of July with an old-fashioned parade through the Historic District starting at 9am, with local residents and visitors invited to decorate their bikes, golf carts, strollers, pets or themselves. The fun continues from 12pm to 6pm with the Red, White & Bounce held at the Jekyll Island Beach Village, with water slides, bounce houses, live music and local crafts and vendors on hand. A fireworks display takes place at 9pm.

Sea Island 4th of July Celebration
Guests and residents of Sea Island celebrate the holiday at The Cloister and Beach Club with family fun activities at a fireworks display at 9pm.

August 2018
More information coming soon!


September 2018
September

Annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival
A weekend food festival celebrating Coastal Georgia seafood traditions, with a cooking contest and demonstrations, shrimp boat tours, arts and crafts, live music and a kid zone.

September 29-30

Art Under the Oaks
Artists, handmade crafts and vendors gather under the trees in Neptune Park for a fun day of local festivities!

There is still time to apply for vendors. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION


October 2018


October

St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival
An annual foodie fest featuring local restaurants, farmers and artisans with tasting tents, farm stand and market. This event is a fundraiser for Hospice of the Golden Isles.

October

Georgia Florida Golf Classic
Bulldog and Gator fans alike gather on Jekyll Island each year for this traditional golf tournament held during the annual Georgia-Florida college football game. Tournament fee includes two rounds of golf at the Jekyll Island Golf Club, a practice round, and all the food and drinks you can handle. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Jekyll Island Foundation. For more information visit jekyllisland.com.

October 6

CoastFest
Georgia's Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) hosts this annual event on the first Saturday in October in support of the 3-week national "CoastWeeks" event. The Georgia CoastFest is an educational-based event, with more than 70 environmental, research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast gathering at the GADNR Coastal Regional Headquarters near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. Interactive displays and hands-on exhibits are fun for adults and kids alike, with science experiments, reptiles and turtle shows, educational magic shows, military re-enactors, aquatic tanks with coastal Georgia sea life, and participatory crafting projects. For more information visit coastalgadnr.org/


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Glynn Visual Arts St. Simons Island Glynn Visual Arts

106 Island Drive
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.638.8770
info@glynnvisualarts.org
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
glynnvisualarts.org

Visit the GVA website for current events, workshops, classes and ongoing activities.

New in 2018 at GVA:

WATERCOLOR BOOT CAMP
COMING TO GVA IN FEBRUARY!

Learn how to pull out all the stops and produce an exciting painting from beginning to end in this exciting new workshop. Join GVA in welcoming artist and instructor, Catherine Hillis to our first ever "Watercolor Bootcamp" workshop!

Catherine is a new permanent resident of Saint Simons Island and an accomplished and nationally known watercolor artist. She will guide students in their journey to improve their watercolor skills, and begin to master composition and design. Catherine will be sharing information about new techniques and some of the latest products out there in the watercolor world. Students will devise a successful design from their own photographic resources, learning how to advance their painting skills.

February 23rd & 24th, 2018
Friday & Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost:
$275 Members
$295 Non-Members
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
or... call or come by GVA
Space is limited. Sign up soon!

Instructor & Artist Catherine Hillis
Catherine specializes in painting reflections and light patterns. She is an energetic, entertaining workshop instructor and has presented popular workshops in Tuscany, Italy; Ghost Ranch, New Mexico; Spring Island, South Carolina; North Carolina and throughout Virginia. She has earned eight signature memberships and competes regularly in national watercolor and plein aire competitions. Her work is included in the North Light publications "SPLASH 12", "SPLASH 14," and SPLASH 18. She's written articles for "Watercolor Artist Magazine" and "American Artist Magazine."

On-Going Events, Classes, & Workshops

Brunswick Farmers 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 Instruction
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, 106 Island Drive, SSI. 912.638.8770.

Pottery, Hand-Building and Wheel Ongoing Classes.
Glynn Visual Arts Pottery Studio, 106 Island Drive, 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. Call 912.638.8770.

St. Simons Island Antique Show
Contact Joe Burkhart at 912.267.7822
stsimonsantiques.com

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.

For 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.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities
1530 Newcastle St.
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
912.262.6934
goldenislesarts.org

Contact Education Director Lucy Lynn Bryson at artsed@goldenislesarts.org

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.

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

Okefenokee NWR to Celebrate 80 Years in 2017

On March 30, 1937, the executive order was signed to establish Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. With 80 years of conservation, education, and history, 2017 is a year of celebration. To kick off the celebration, the refuge has designed a fun and creative visiting experience called the Oke is 80 Passport Challenge designed to encourage visitation and promote exploration of the refuge.

The activities in the passport vary and include all entrances to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. No matter which activities visitors complete, they are sure to find the Oke is 80 Passport Challenge enriching, educational, and fun. Visitors can take advantage of the challenge activities to explore new areas of the refuge, learn about new wildlife species, and practice outdoor skills.

The Oke is 80 Passport Challenge requires no registration; just pick up an Oke is 80 Passport Challenge booklet at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center and get started! The goal is to complete as many activities in the passport book, and any participant (or family) that completes at least 25 activities will receive a prize. The refuge has designed a limited edition patch that will be given away FREE to individuals completing at least 25 activities. Both the Oke is 80 Passport Challenge books and prizes may be picked up at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at the Main Entrance. Completed passport books must be submitted no later than April 22, 2017 to be prize eligible.

The Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center is located at the Main Entrance of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, 11 miles southwest of Folkston, Georgia, off the Okefenokee Parkway South (GA 121/23). A $5 refuge entrance fee per vehicle or annual pass is required as admission. For more information, contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at 912.496.7836, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

More information is available on the refuge website at fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee, or at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center, located off Hwy. 121/23 near Folkston, GA by calling 912.496.7836 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday or daily after September 1.

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 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 fws.gov.

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