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St. Simons Island 2016 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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On-Going Events & Activities on St. Simons



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

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

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 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 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! Brunswick and St. Simons' Old Fashioned 4th of July Free Event was voted as one of the top ten Fourth of July celebrations in the country by Travel + Leisure magazine.

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

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 www.glynnart.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 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

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 www.glynnart.org.
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 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 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.
February
February 1-March 11:

CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS EXHIBITION to open at GLYNN VISUAL ARTS
In Celebration of Black History Month

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 6, 2016
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Glynn Visual Arts
106 Island Drive (off Demere/Skylane Dr. near the airport)
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
912-638-8770
goldenislesarts.org

February 5 - 7:

St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival
Featuring nationally renowned professional storytellers Donald Davis "The Dean of Storytelling," Carmen Agra Deedy "Storytelling Around the World," Bill Lep "Champion Liar of Tall Tales and Witty Stories" and Andy Offutt Irwin "The Man is an Outer-Kid." There will be 4 total sessions: 4 tellers on Friday evening; 2 tellers on Saturday morning; 2 tellers Saturday afternoon and all 4 tellers performing Saturday evening. The tellers will also be offering workshops Saturday afternoon. The festival will take place at Epworth By The Sea, conference and retreat center on St. Simons Island. Contact Lori Strande for details: lstrande@epworthbythesea.org or 912.638.8688. Donald Davis will conduct the Sunday morning Chapel service in historic Lovely Lane Chapel on Epworth's campus.

February 7:

Mark Twain at 70 Words and Songs - Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m.
The year is 1905 and everyone is invited to the Fifth Avenue home of Mark Twain on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Plan on being treated to incomparable entertainment of Twain's humorous stories and songs he loves to sing while strumming a guitar. Rod Rawlings brings the beloved Big Read author to life.

Visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934 for more information.

February 9, 16, 23:

Tales from the Mystics - Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
The mystics found meaning in the everyday. Through mundane stories of the extraordinary, we will touch the Sacred in our own lives. Using sacred texts we will explore a new mystical tale each week. See where the journey takes you!Suggested donation for classes $10, $50 for the whole series.
Temple Beth Tefilloh
1326 Egmont Street
Brunswick, Georgia 31521
912.265.7575
info@bethtefilloh.org
rabbi@bethtefilloh.org

February 11:

Cinema Gourmet Series
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
One of the greatest, most colorful costume dramas, swashbucklers, and romantic adventure films in film history. Errol Flynn and Olivia deHaviland star in what is considered the definitive film about the hero of Sherwood Forest.

Visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934 for more information.

February 12:

Classical guitarist Michael Nigro will be performing in St. Simons Island.
When: Friday, February 12th at 7pm
Who: Trio Camino (classical guitar trio)
Where: St. Simons United Methodist Church 624 Ocean Blvd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
www.stsimonsumc.com
www.nigroclassicalguitar.com

February 13:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

February 13:

Valentine's Dinner at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
$120 - dining in ECHO, 5-10pm or
$140 - dining in the Delegal Room with live music (artist TBA), two seatings - 6pm and 9pm.
Reservations Required - call 912.268.5967

February 14:

Valentine's Dinner at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
$120 - dining in ECHO, 5-10pm, with music by Jamie Renee and the Walkers or
$140 - dining in the Solarium with music by Robby & Felix, two seatings - 6pm and 9pm.
Add $30 per couple to any of the above to have each course paired with wine.
Reservations Required - call 912.268.5967

February 13-15: Presidents' Day Weekend

FREE ADMISSION to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Head outdoors and enjoy some of the country's most magical places - America's national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and see a rich diversity of wildlife in beautiful natural settings. If that wasn't enticement enough, refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer an additional incentive - free admission!
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Road
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7366

February 14:

Atwater-Donnelly in Concert Sunday - Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.
Award-winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return to the Ritz to present a Valentine's Day performance of traditional American folk songs and percussive dance.

Visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934 for more information.

February 14:

A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline - Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.
This unforgettable show traces the late star's footsteps from her early honky-tonk days and radio fame through her rise at the Grand Ole Opry and triumphs at Carnegie Hall and Las Vegas.

Visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934 for more information.

February 19-20:

ROCKIN' RAKU! Two Day RAKU Workshop at Glynn Visual Arts

Friday, 10am-4pm
Saturday, 1pm-7pm
(Fun Raku After Party Saturday at 7pm!)

Raku is a Japanese process of firing pottery at low temperatures and removing them from the kiln while they are still very hot. The pieces may then be placed into various types of combustible material the dunked in water to for quick cooling. When the specially formulated glazes are then exposed to oxygen and/or organic combustible materials, it results in beautiful effects such as cracking, smoking/blackening or a high shine or sheen depending on the glaze used. The results are always fun and surprising!

Cost:
$200.00 - Members
$250.00 - Non-Members

Call or go on-line today to register!
Glynn Visual Arts
106 Island Drive (off Demere/Skylane Dr. near the airport)
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
912-638-8770
goldenislesarts.org

Walter Hobbs, Raku instructor and artist/potter, will guide us through the magical world of Raku pottery firing. This workshop will focus on conveying an understanding of the Raku firing process through instruction about the chemistry, the many interesting effects attainable, and the hands on opportunity of building a Raku kiln onsite. Instructor will offer wheel demos and cover how to fire, mixing glazes/glaze recipes, and other Raku techniques. Students may bring their own already bisque fired work to this workshop or some bisque fired pieces will be available for student glazing.

February 27:

Ante-Bellum Medicine in Coastal Georgia

TIME:
1 p.m. to 3 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:
$8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth (6-17), children 5 and under are free

DESCRIPTION:
One of the early owners of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, James M. Troup (1786-1849) was a doctor. Dr. Troup is set to make a return appearance at Hofwyl-Broadfield on February 27th at 1 p.m. He will discuss the trials and tribulations of being a doctor in ante-bellum Georgia. He will bring actual medicines and surgical instruments from the era. Come out and get an understanding of what early medicine was like as told by Dr. James Troup. (Dr. Troup is being portrayed by Scott Hodges; History Through a Looking Glass.)

INFORMATION:
912.264.7333 or www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl

March
March

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. Friday and Saturday nights during the months of March and April Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

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 walks will be on select Friday and Saturday nights:
Saturday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.

Tours will be approximately ½ mile in length. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking and dress appropriate to the season.

Tickets are $15 per person. Call 912.264.7333 to reserve a spot or for more information.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is located on US Highway 17, 8 miles north of Brunswick, 5 miles south of Darien, and one mile east of Interstate 95 exit 42. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is the number one attraction in Brunswick according to Tripadvisior and was recently named one of the “Top Ten Southern Plantations” by USA Today. The historic site is owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site Brunswick, GA 31525 912.264.7333

March 1, 8, 15:

Tales from the Mystics - Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
The mystics found meaning in the everyday. Through mundane stories of the extraordinary, we will touch the Sacred in our own lives. Using sacred texts we will explore a new mystical tale each week. See where the journey takes you!Suggested donation for classes $10, $50 for the whole series.
Temple Beth Tefilloh
1326 Egmont Street
Brunswick, Georgia 31521
912.265.7575
info@bethtefilloh.org
rabbi@bethtefilloh.org

March 7-13:

Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival!
The 31st Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival. South Carolina’s Premier Coastal Wine Competition & Culinary Event. Information on locations, times and tickets will be posted as they become available.

March 10:

Community Wide Passover Seder
6pm - The Golden Isles Celebrates Passover as one community in faith. All are invited. In the Passover seder we all are called to remember being slaves in Egypt and to relive the Exodus story as if the redemption of the past is our liberation today. In the seder we declare, let all who are hungry come and eat. Through the ritual of the seder, we will learn about hunger in our own community. All proceeds from the seder will go to support local organizations creating freedom from hunger in our own community. Location and price to be announced.
Temple Beth Tefilloh
1326 Egmont Street
Brunswick, Georgia 31521
912.265.7575
info@bethtefilloh.org
rabbi@bethtefilloh.org

March 12:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

March 12:

Easter Egg Hunt at Hofwyl Broadfield
March 12th, 1pm - 3 pm with the hunt at 1:30 sharp. We will be hiding over 2000 eggs filled with toys for 3 different age groups, gold eggs for prizes, games, bubbles, egg decorating, crafts, refreshments, imagination playground and special guest The Easter Bunny. For more info call 912.264.7333.
Kids under 5 - Free
6 - 17 $5.00
Seniors 62 & up $7.00
Adults $8.00

March 14-April 30:

Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to team up with the Coastal Georgia Audubon Society in presenting the Wings of the Wild Art Exhibition. This exhibition features nationally juried art depicting wild birds in their natural habitats. Art will be displayed at both the Glynn Visual Arts galleries at 106 Island Drive and 529 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA. The exhibition will run from March 14 through April 30 with an opening reception on March 17th from 5:30-7:30pm at the 106 Island Drive location. In conjunction, the Coastal Georgia Audubon Society (CGAS) will be conducting a series of lectures and field trips during that time. CGAS wants to introduce the birds of coastal counties as habitats differ and are unique to each species. Come learn more about the many habitats and the birds of coastal Georgia.

March 17:

Cinema Gourmet Series
The General (1926)
What motion picture did no less an auteur than Orson Welles call "the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made?" The General an epic silent comedy replete with great story, amazing stunts and the deadpan "Stone-Face" Buster Keaton.

Visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934 for more information.

March 20:

The historic Temple Beth Tefilloh of Brunswick is hosting a Jewish Food and Culture Festival
on Sunday afternoon, March 20th, 2016 at the Morning Star Marina (in the Courtyard near the Coastal Kitchen & Raw Bar) - just off the Causeway.
Temple Beth Tefilloh
1326 Egmont Street
Brunswick, Georgia 31521
912.265.7575
info@bethtefilloh.org
rabbi@bethtefilloh.org

Our Golden Isles community and beyond are invited to enjoy the delicious and traditional foods of the Jewish people. Guests will also to learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music and the ceremonies

Admission to the festival is free. Come Join the fun!

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available, please contact info@bethtefilloh.org regarding financial or in kind donations.

If you are interested in being a vendor of foods, crafts or Judaica or represent an Jewish or Israeli cultural organization, please let us know as well at: info@bethtefilloh.org

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the temple office at info@bethtefilloh.org

March 25-27 and March 31:

Shame the Devil: An Audience with Fanny Kemble
March 25-27, March 31 and April 2-3 Thursday, Friday & Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays 3 p.m.
The remarkable story of the 19th century actress and abolitionist whose eyewitness account of her time in our region, Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation, was an important anti-slavery document that helped transform a way of life, even at great personal cost to herself.

Visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934 for more information.

March 26:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

April
April

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. Friday and Saturday nights during the months of March and April Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

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 walks will be on select Friday and Saturday nights:
Saturday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.

Tours will be approximately ½ mile in length. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking and dress appropriate to the season.

Tickets are $15 per person. Call 912.264.7333 to reserve a spot or for more information.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is located on US Highway 17, 8 miles north of Brunswick, 5 miles south of Darien, and one mile east of Interstate 95 exit 42. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is the number one attraction in Brunswick according to Tripadvisior and was recently named one of the “Top Ten Southern Plantations” by USA Today. The historic site is owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site Brunswick, GA 31525 912.264.7333

April:

Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to team up with the Coastal Georgia Audubon Society in presenting the Wings of the Wild Art Exhibition. This exhibition features nationally juried art depicting wild birds in their natural habitats. Art will be displayed at both the Glynn Visual Arts galleries at 106 Island Drive and 529 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA. The exhibition will run from March 14 through April 30 with an opening reception on March 17th from 5:30-7:30pm at the 106 Island Drive location. In conjunction, the Coastal Georgia Audubon Society (CGAS) will be conducting a series of lectures and field trips during that time. CGAS wants to introduce the birds of coastal counties as habitats differ and are unique to each species. Come learn more about the many habitats and the birds of coastal Georgia.

April 2 - 3

Art in the Park
10am - 5pm

70 talented fine artists and quality crafters from across the country display their work under the live oaks at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. What a wonderful way to spend a lovely spring day in a beautiful setting! Contact Glynn Visual Arts Association at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at festivals@glynnvisualarts.org.

April 9:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

April 11-17:

The 2016 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing
Takes place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to "Get Your Plaid On!" American professional golfer, Jim Furyk was the 2015 Heritage tournament winner. Buy Your Tickets Now!

April 14:

Cinema Gourmet Series
Casablanca (1942)
The classic and much-loved romantic melodrama always found on top-ten lists of films, is a masterful tale of two men vying for the same woman's love in the midst of Nazis, letters of transit and memories of Paris.

Visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934 for more information.

April 23:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

May
May 12-15:

Cinema Gourmet Series
The Phantom Tollbooth - May 12-15, 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 3 p.m. Sunday. The story of a bored kid named Milo, who takes an exciting journey through a magical kingdom, and in the process learns that life (and learning, too) isn't so boring after all. This year's Middle Read novel comes alive on stage.

Visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934 for more information.

May 14:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

May 16-19

Springtime By The Sea
Golden Memories in the Golden Isles
Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA
Take a look back at our island life by visiting numerous historic sites; listening to lectures and videos. Enjoy Victorian tea. Memories of John Wesley’s time on the island will be part of the 50th anniversary of the Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum’s celebration. Visit epworthbythesea.org or call 912.638.8688.

May 28:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

June
June 10-12:

Southern Grown Festival Returns!
Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of America’s South with the second-annual Southern Grown Festival, June 10-12, 2016. Showcasing the unique tastes and traditions of the region, the three-day festival will feature events and experiences led by award-winning Southern chefs and personalities.

On Saturday, festival goers can choose from classes such as “Culinary Gardening” and “Bird Dog Training 101” to a BBQ “Smokin’ Rivalry” battle. That evening, attendees can enjoy “Dinner on the Lawn,” with food booths and action stations allowing attendees personal interaction with participating chefs. Saturday night, the Grammy-award winning Tedeschi Trucks Band takes the stage for an oceanfront performance on the lawn of The Lodge at Sea Island, preceded by Dumpstaphunk and Jason Bell.

Tickets range from $72 (general admission concert tickets) to $1,725 (All Access passes for two). For additional information or to make reservations, go to southerngrown.com or call 1-800-SEA-ISLAND.

June 11:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
9:00am - 1:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

June 24-27

Grand Camp - An intergenerational camp for grandparents and their elementary age grandchildren.
OCEAN MOTION
Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA
Go swimming in the ocean; get up close and personal with the marsh; enjoy a transit trawl among the activities sure to spark many happy memories for the Grands! Visit epworthbythesea.org or call 912.638.8688

June 25:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
9:00am - 1:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

July
July 9:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
9:00am - 1:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

July 23:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
9:00am - 1:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

August
August 13:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
9:00am - 1:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

August 27:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

September
September 10:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

September 10 - 11

Art Under the Oaks
10am - 5pm

The premier visual arts organization in the Golden Isles presents this judged show featuring approximately 60 fine art and craft exhibitors at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Contact Glynn Visual Arts Association at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at festivals@glynnvisualarts.org.

September 24:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

September 24: National Public Lands Day

FREE ADMISSION to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Head outdoors and enjoy some of the country's most magical places - America's national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and see a rich diversity of wildlife in beautiful natural settings. If that wasn't enticement enough, refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer an additional incentive - free admission!
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Road
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7366

October
October 8:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

October 9 – First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week

FREE ADMISSION to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Head outdoors and enjoy some of the country's most magical places - America's national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and see a rich diversity of wildlife in beautiful natural settings. If that wasn't enticement enough, refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer an additional incentive - free admission!
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Road
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7366

October 22:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

November
November 11-13: Veterans Day weekend

FREE ADMISSION to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Head outdoors and enjoy some of the country's most magical places - America's national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and see a rich diversity of wildlife in beautiful natural settings. If that wasn't enticement enough, refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer an additional incentive - free admission! Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Road
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7366

November 12:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

November 14-20:

The RSM Classic 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.

November 26:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

December
December 3-4:

Mistletoe Market

Kick off the holiday season in the Golden Isles! 70 talented fine artists and quality crafters from across the country, music, holiday entertainment, kids' hands-on art activity, yarn bombing, Holiday Hound Hike pet parade, Santa's arrival, and more at Postell Park! Contact Glynn Visual Arts Association at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at festivals@glynnvisualarts.org.

December 10:

Farmer's Market at The Market at Sea Island
10:00am - 2:00pm
Featuring fresh produce from Sea Island's Broadfield gardens and other local farms. Vendors and Artisan products. Live music. Food samples and takeaways. Located in the parking lot of The Market at Sea Island, east of the intersection of Sea Island and Frederica Roads.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
912.634.3994

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106 Island Drive
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.638.8770
info@glynnvisualarts.org
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
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Click here to visit the GVA website for current events, workshops, classes and ongoing activities

GVA Spring 2016 Art History Lecture Series

8 Week Art History Lecture Series on the History of Modern Art
Instructor: Jeff LeMieux
8 Week Series
Sundays - Jan. 24 - Mar. 13, 2016
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Members: $160
Non-Members: $180
Drop-In: $30

Associate Professor of Art, Jeff LeMieux take us on an 8 week journey through the history of Modern Art.

Week 1: Jan. 24
Introduction: A theory of art and why art matters. Setting the stage with Academic Art/Pre-Raphaelites/Barbizon School. Manet's Luncheon on the Grass.

Week 2: Jan. 31
Experiments: Impressionism, Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism.

Week 3: Feb. 7
The Age of the Manifesto: Cubism, Futurism, Vorticism, Synchronism, Dada/Surrealism, DeStijl.

Week 4: Feb. 14
Across the Pond: American art between the wars: American Scene, Regionalism, Precisionism, Art Deco, Harlem Renaissance.

Week 5: Feb. 21
Political Movements: The Bauhaus, German Expressionism, Entartete Kunst, International Constructivism, Socialist Realism, Surrealism, Magic Realism.

Week 6: Feb 28
The Raw & the Cooked: Art Brut, Art Informel, New York School (Ab/Ex/Color Field), CoBRA, Hard Edge.

Week 7: Mar. 6
Pushing the Culture: Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Photorealism.

Week 8: Mar. 13
Self-Criticality and Narcissus: Fluxus, Performance, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Bad Art/Stuckis

NEW 2016 GVA Classes Now Available

Check out our new 2016 class offerings!
- Pottery
- Jewelry
- Painting
- Yoga
- Collage & Mixed Media
- Fiber/Needle Felting (and more!)

NEW! Free & Open Community Nights at GVA!

Free Flow - Open Artists Discussion Group
-1st Monday, 6-8pm


Adult Coloring Night
- 3rd Wednesday, 6-8pm


Open Knit Knight
- 4th Thursday 6-8pm

HURRY REGISTER NOW!
New Classes Start January 11, 2016

Painting, Drawing, Pastels & Mixed Media
Portrait Painting w/Oils & live model
Instructor, Bill Lewis

Painting Techniques w/Acrylic or Oils
Instructor, Jennifer Broadus=

Watercolor Exploration
Lynn St. Clair

Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media
Instructor, Ella Cart

Pastels
Instructor, Louise Eaton

Drawing All That You See
Instructor, Ann Marie Dalis

Pottery Classes offer hand-building skills, glazing and firing techniques for all levels, adult & children's classes available. Students may learn wheel throwing after 6 weeks of hand building. Join us for fun in the mud!
Instructor & Pottery Studio Director, Debbie Craig

Intuitive Collage, Needle Felting, Sequential & Comic Book Art, Jewelry Making, Photography, History of Modern Art Lecture Series

Intuitive Collage - Exploring paper & mixed media
Instructor, Laura Parker

Needle Felting - Creating 3-D sculptural items in felt - 4 week class
Instructor, Joan Garpow

Sequential & Comic Book Art - Learn the art of storyboarding
Instructor, Bob Pendarvis

Beginning Metal Jewelry - Cold connect & metal fabrication
Instructor, Lisa Kent

Photography - One night class with a Pro
Instructor, Barbara Kraus

History of Modern Art - 8 Week Lecture Series
Instructor, Jeff LeMieux, Professor, GA Coastal College

A4NA - Art for Non-Artists One Night Workshops Every Tuesday Night!

1st Tuesday - Earth, Wine & Fire - Pottery
2nd Tuesday - Wire & Wine - Jewelry
3rd Tuesday - Pinot & Prints - Printmaking
4th Tuesday - Van Gogh & Vino - Painting
Also, Don't Miss Our FREE & Open Community Nights at GVA!

1st Monday - FREE FLOW - open artists discussion group

3rd Wednesday - Adult Coloring Night - bring you coloring books & play!

4th Thursday - Open Knit Knight - bring your fiber projects, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc.

Check our website for class details!
Register TODAY on-line or by calling 912.638.8770.
Hope to see you soon at GVA!
Glynn Visual Arts
912.638.8770
glynnvisualarts.org
106 Island Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522


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 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 National Wildlife Refuge Announces Fall Programs
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will be offering an array of activities and special events for families to enjoy throughout the months of October and November. A variety of programs will be offered to provide visitors with fun and educational opportunities. Programs are nearly every Saturday, are family-friendly, and free (unless otherwise noted) with the $5 refuge entrance pass. All interpretive programs require registration in advance; anyone interested in signing up for these programs should contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at 912-496-7836 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Announces Hunt Dates for 2015/2016 Season
Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refuges in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities, and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. Dates of this hunt are Friday October 23 & Saturday October 24 (5:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.). There is a $15 fee for a permit to hunt this 2 day hunt. Hunters are required to use shotgun with slugs or muzzleloaders only. A total of 40 permits will be awarded for this hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for disabled hunters in wheelchairs and/or youth hunters ages 15 and under, in which youth must be supervised by an adult 21 or older. A hunter education certificate is required for youth hunters, and anyone born after January 1, 1961 in accordance with state regulations. Deer taken do not count against the state limit, and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

Cowhouse Unit
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling 229.426.5267 or at gohuntgeorgia.com and fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

Hunt dates are as follows:

Firearms (Buck only)
October 17-18, October 24-27, Sign-in.

Firearms (Either Sex)
November 5-7, Check-in. November 25-29, Sign-in. Dec. 6-9, Sign-in.

Small Game (Quail, Rabbit, & Squirrel Only)
Firearms (See State Regulations)
August 15 - September 28, October 4- November 3, November 8- February 29. Pointing dogs allowed for quail hunting only. No furbearer season. Sign-in at Dixon Memorial WMA and at refuge Cowhouse kiosk if on refuge property.
Turkey

Firearms (Shotgun)
March 26- May 15, 2016
In accordance with Dixon Memorial WMA regulations. Sign-in at Dixon Memorial WMA and at refuge Cowhouse kiosk if on refuge property.



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.

Connect with our Facebook pages at facebook.com/okefenokeewildliferefuge or facebook.com/usfwssoutheast, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwssoutheast, watch our YouTube Channel at youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at flickr.com/photos/usfwssoutheast.