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St. Simons Island 2017 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 information for upcoming events!

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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.

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. Walking Parade lines up at 6:15pm at Hanover Square and proceeds through Downtown to Mary Ross Waterfront 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 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 - 9:30am 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 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 glynnvisualarts.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 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 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 glynnvisualarts.org for more information.

April
April 28-29

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

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.

TIME:
6:30 p.m.

COST:
$15

DESCRIPTION:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. 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.

INFORMATION:
Call 912.264.7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl

April 29

Cassina Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: St. Simons Island
Phone: 912.638.9808
Email: Lcarlton@bellsouth.net
Website: www.cassinagardenclub.org
Description: Tour 8 gardens on the south end of St. Simons and enjoy entertainment, a market, refreshments and a view of a restored tabby slave cabin in Gasgoinge Bluff.
Tickets: $25.00


May
May 1-31

The Neptune Park Fun Zone
Now open for the summer, 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. Call (912) 279-2836 for more info.

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 cool! 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.

May 6

BBRG Ladies' Day Out Clothing Swap and Vendor Show
Time: 10am-2pm
Admission is $3 at the door
Location: Epworth in the Nalls Building
Phone: 912.230.0945
Email: biblestudyforbusiness@gmail.com
Website: biblestudyforbusiness.com

This is such a fun event that connects businesses to people. Ladies bring their Gently used, clean clothing, shoes, and accessories to the Nalls Building at Epworth and we sort them according to size on tables. Then, at the appropriate time, we wll release the ladies to take as much as they want of someone else's home with them. That's the fun part! The left over clothes will be donated to Hello Goodbuy on behalf of the Well, A homeless outreach in Downtown Brunswick. We will be giving door prizes out at 1:30PM. You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to visit each booth to qualify. Each vendor will stamp your BINGO card with their stamp or initials. Once you get your card full, bring it back to the front and exchange it for a ticket for the door prizes. (I will add more as they come in)

May 5

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

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.

TIME:
6:30 p.m.

COST:
$15

DESCRIPTION:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. 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.

INFORMATION:
Call 912.264.7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl

May 6

Turtle Island Quartet
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST. In exploring John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet continues its own tradition of employing the string quartet form to shed new light on the timeless joy and beauty contained in the greatest music of the American jazz masters. Visit goldenislesarts.org or (912) 262-6934 for more information.

May 9-11

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.

May 13

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 10am - 2pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

May 13-14

Annual Turtle Crawl Triathlon and Nest Fest
The event takes place along Beachfront Park near the Jekyll Island Convention Center. After swimming, biking, and running along Jekyll Island's scenic beaches, roadways, and paved bike paths, there will be crafts and educational activities, provided by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The Turtle Crawl and Nest Fest is for turtle enthusiasts of all ages! Events culminate with the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center! Events benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, 214 Stable Rd. Nest Fest activities and sea turtle release are FREE to the public. Help us continue our mission of conservation through sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education! (912) 635-3636.

May 13-14

Mothers' Day Weekend Art & Craft Show at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com

May 20

2nd Annual Golden Isles Prep Rally
This exciting and important outreach event facilitated by US Coast Guard Station Brunswick & Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 07-10-10, Glynn County Emergency Management/First Responders, UGA Marine Brunswick Extension, the City of Brunswick, Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Georgia DNR, National Guard and many others will be free to the entire community. It will focus on disaster awareness and preparedness with the spotlight on hurricane and coastal flooding. It is also in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Brunswick, GA. gipreprally.com.

May 21

Blessed by the Favor Stage Play
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: The Ritz Theater, Brunswick, GA
Phone: 352.371.2700
Email: barrymcleod55@gmail.com
Website: www.barrysmcleod.com
Description: Live comedy gospel musical stage play by Florida'''s Very Own Playwright, Barry S. McLeod. Hilarious show, Outstanding singing, Great messages. Fun for the whole family.

May 27

Hello Sunshine Festival
The annual Hello Summer Festival on Memorial Day weekend will be a daylong celebration of summer with arts, crafts, and food vendors at the St. Mary's Waterfront Park. There will be a After Schools Out for Summer's air guitar contest, the Georgia Radio Museum Birthday Party and more. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Downtown St. Mary's. For more information contact the St Mary's Welcome Center (912) 882-4000 or VisitStMarys.com.

May 29

Sounds by the Sea featuring The Traveling Riverside Band
The Traveling Riverside Band will play their brand of Southern rock and blues at the St Simons Lighthouse lawn. The concert begins at 7 p.m. The May 29th concert is sponsored by Parker's Convenience Stores. Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. 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. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.


June
June 3-4

Georgia Sea Islands Festival
Come celebrate African American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Gascoigne Bluff Park, St. Simons Island. St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. (912) 634-0330.

June 6

2017 Junior Golf Summer Program at The King and Prince
Instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional
9:00am-11:00am
Ages 8 – 15 Welcome
$100 per Junior for 2 Day Sessions
$50 per Junior for 1 Day Session

Proper Attire Required. No T-Shirts, blue jeans, cut-offs or athletic shorts.
Education, instruction, skills drills, competitions (including play).
Each Session Will Include Lunch

June 8-10

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.

June 10

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 9am - 1pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

June 15

Annie, Jr.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST. The Penguin Project® was conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan to give children with special needs an opportunity to participate in the performing arts. Golden Isles' Penguin Project is proud to present Annie, Jr. - the irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved, award-winning musicals. The Ritz Theatre Gallery, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

June 16-18

Southern Grown Festival
Festivalpport southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA. Visit southerngrown.com for more information.

June 20-21

2017 Junior Golf Summer Program at The King and Prince
Instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional
9:00am-11:00am
Ages 8 – 15 Welcome
$100 per Junior for 2 Day Sessions
$50 per Junior for 1 Day Session

Proper Attire Required. No T-Shirts, blue jeans, cut-offs or athletic shorts.
Education, instruction, skills drills, competitions (including play).
Each Session Will Include Lunch


July
July 1-4

The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival
Held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. The family fun starts this year on Saturday, July 2nd and runs through Monday, July 4th. Arts & Craft Shows, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunshine Arts & Crafts Show, features an Arts & Crafts Show that highlights some of the region's best artists and crafters whose wares include painting, pottery, jewelry, woodcraft, photography, garden art and more! Fireworks, the fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. on the evening of the July 4th. So bring your chair and meet your friends in oceanfront Neptune Park and sit back and watch the show. Sunshine Festival 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, bring the family and participate together in a 1 mile fun run and 5K race on July 4th. The 1 mile fun run begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5k race starts at 8 a.m. Start/Finish/Registration for both races will be at Mallery Park on St. Simons Island. (Mallery Park is just north of Kings Way on Mallery Street). Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up: 6-7:15 a.m., Mallery Park, St. Simons Island. The Sunshine Festival is sponsored by the Pier Village Association and proceeds from the festival are used for the betterment of the Pier Village and its parks. Some of the projects partially funded by PVA include public restroom facilities, grilling stations in the Neptune Park, extended street lighting on Beachview Drive, and landscaping of the parkways. 532 Beachview Dr., Pier Village. (912) 262-0628 or soglogallery.com.

July 4

Fourth of July Parade on Jekyll Island
Join the fun on Jekyll Island this 4th of July! Independence Day Parade, 9 a.m. The parade begins at the Jekyll Island Museum and passes through the historic district. Awards will take place following the parade. Participation in the parade is free, and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Fireworks, 9 p.m. at Great Dunes Golf Course. Best viewing areas will be at Great Dunes Park. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.

July 4

Brunswick's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Bring the kids, tell your friends and neighbors, sharpen up your old-timey game skills! It's time once again for the entire community to celebrate Independence Day with an evening of fun, fanfare, and fireworks. Brunswick's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration takes place in Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick starting at 7 p.m. There will be free watermelon slices for everyone, music in the air, and plenty of old-fashioned games like sack races, water balloon tossing, and hula hoop contests, along with fun prizes for the winners. Then at dark, a spectacular fireworks display explodes over the East River to the strains of patriotic music. It's a wonderful, free event the community looks forward to every year, brought to you by the City of Brunswick and Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. (912) 262-6934.

July 8

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 9am - 1pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

July 8-10

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.

July 18-19

2017 Junior Golf Summer Program at The King and Prince
Instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional
9:00am-11:00am
Ages 8 – 15 Welcome
$100 per Junior for 2 Day Sessions
$50 per Junior for 1 Day Session

Proper Attire Required. No T-Shirts, blue jeans, cut-offs or athletic shorts.
Education, instruction, skills drills, competitions (including play).
Each Session Will Include Lunch

July 28-30

Grown Up Summer Camp
Time: 4:00pm Friday-9:15 Sunday
Location: Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island
Phone: 912.638.8688
Email: tflavell@epworthbythesea.org
Website: www.epworthbythesea.org
Description: Numerous outdoor adventures: kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, fishing, bike tour, zip lining, paddleboard. full service gym available. enjoy a sunset cruise aboard a working shrimp boat. Beginners to seasoned participants encouraged!Nationally known storyteller, Andy Offutt Irwin, will be our leader.


August
August 6-8

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.

August 8

2017 Junior Golf Summer Program at The King and Prince
Instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional
9:00am-11:00am
Ages 8 – 15 Welcome
$100 per Junior for 2 Day Sessions
$50 per Junior for 1 Day Session

Proper Attire Required. No T-Shirts, blue jeans, cut-offs or athletic shorts.
Education, instruction, skills drills, competitions (including play).
Each Session Will Include Lunch

August 12

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 9am - 1pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

August 19-20

End of Summer Weekend Art & Craft Market at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com


September
September 5-7

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.

September 9

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 9am - 1pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.


October
October 4-6

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.

October 21-22

Art & Craft Market at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com


November
November 3-5

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.

November 18-19

Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com


December
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.

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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 May 2017 at GVA:

FUN WITH MOSAICS WORKSHOP
Instructor: Tammey Etheredge
Saturday, May 6th
9:00am - 12:30 p.m.

Come join us for a fun filled morning of discovery and creating mosaics! For our project we will be creating a garden stone. No previous experience necessary! Minimum age 16 years old (18 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian). Workshop will provide an overview of the basic tools and techniques used in traditional mosaics along with step-by-step guided instructions and hands-on tutorials.

$55 Members
$65 Non-Members
All tools and supplies included
Max. 10 students

NEEDLE FELTING
Instructor: Joan Garpow
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Learn this fun and unique fiber art technique called needle felting! This is the process of using a notched or barbed needle and wool roving (unspun wool) to create sculptures or even 3-D pictures with wool. Students will leave with a completed project, either a flower or small animal.

Member: $40
Non-Member: $50
Supply Fee: $5 (Payable directly to instructor)

NEW! LUNCH-N-LEARN
Lecture & Discussion Series at GVA!


How To Recognize Art & Talk About It
Instructor: Dr. Betty Oliver

Three Mondays in May!
12:00noon - 2:00pm (2 hour session)
*Week 1: May 8th - The great frame up
*Week 2: May 15th- What is art? When is art?
*Week 3: May 22nd- Baseball, Beethoven, Botticelli

Are you drawn to art but don't know how to know if "it" IS art or how to discuss it? Bring your lunch and join us for this enlightening & fascinating discussion of art to enhance your appreciation.

Cost:
$20.00 - per person drop-in or
$50 for all 3 sessions

It's almost time for our semi-annual yART sale!
Join us for a twist on the classic yard sale and get some fabulous bargains! Our artists are clearing out their studios to make space for new art and you get to benefit! The proceeds from this event benefit GVA!

May 13th, 2017
8:00 am - 3:00pm

2017 GVA Kid's Clay & Collage Summer Camps
Instructor: Debbie Craig, GVA Pottery Studio Director & GA Coastal College Pottery Instructor

Week long camp Mon.-Fri.
10:00am - 1:00pm
Ages 7 through middle school
Class size 6-min. & 12-max.

Cost:
$150 members
$160 non-members
No drop-ins please

Camp Weeks:
June 12-16
June 19-23
July 10-14
July 17-21

Children will explore three dimensional art through the process of working with clay the first part of the week. They will finish the week with two dimensional discovery using FUN paper collage! This art camp is about "process" and cannot accommodate drop-in students.

2017 GVA Comic Book Summer Camps
Instructor: Bob Pendarvis, Artist/Professor and Original Founder of SCAD Sequential Art BFA program; Founder of SCAD Sequential Art MFA program

Week long camp running Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm
Kids are encouraged to bring a bag lunch, but Bob will provide extra snacks for everyone. Class size 5 minimum and 10 maximum

Camp Weeks:
June 19 - 23, 2017 Comics and Cartoons Camp
Age: 4th through 7th Grade

July 10 - 14, 2017 Comics and Sequential Art Camp
Age: 8th grade and up

This fun and educational camp is for students who enjoy the idea of creating stories using both words and pictures. Students will learn how to work as part of a team, as well as produce complete comics all on their own.

Cost:
$150 members
$160 non-members

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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