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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.

Southern Grown Farmers Market
Support 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.

351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
www.southerngrown.com


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.
December
December 1 - December 31

Big Photography "Pin-Up" Show & Sale to Benefit Glynn Visual Arts!


Opening Reception
Thursday, November 10th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
During the Art Crawl


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

December 1

Southern Grown Concert Series presents The Marshall Tucker Band
7:00 p.m.
The Southern Grown Concert Series presents The Marshall Tucker Band in concert at Rainbow Island Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m.

In the early fall of 1973 The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. The band's recent release of their Live! From Englishtown album is a time capsule from that period. "We were a bunch of young guys who didn't know any boundaries" says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray.

Today the band records on its own RAMBLIN' RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony / RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. For their most recent release, the band dug into the vault and emerged with the original live recordings from its biggest show to date. The new Live! From Englishtown album was originally performed in 1977 and reportedly drew more than 150,000 fans. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated.

Tickets can be purchased at www.siconcertseries.com.

December 1

Tacky Sweater Party at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
6pm-9pm
Click here to visit the website for more information
Live music. Drink specials. Food specials.
Winner takes home an official Samuel Adams Tacky Sweater! #samsweater
Call 912.268.5967 for more information

December 2-3

Hofwyl-Broadfield 36th 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 3

American Cancer Society Victory Board's Merry Movies
Time: 9 am
Location: Island Cinemas
Phone: (912) 355-1378
Email: alexaescott@gmail.com
Website: www.acsvictoryboard.org
Description: Come enjoy a movie in your PJs with Santa! This year we will be showing Polar Express & How the Grinch Stole Christmas! $10 admission per person, get there early to have your picture taken with Santa!

December 3

3rd Annual Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge

9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (rescheduled from October 15th)

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:
Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for youth
$20 to enter your car

DESCRIPTION:
Come out to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in the 3rd annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. If you would like to enter your car there is a $20.00 registration fee. Call for more information.
INFORMATION:
912.264.7333 or www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl

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

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support 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.

Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.
351 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island
www.southerngrown.com


December 12-14

Moonrise Drink & Dining at ECHO
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.

ECHO Oceanfront Restaurant
At The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.268.5967
www.echostsimons.com

December 14 - December 27

6th Annual Lighthouse Christmas Trolley Tour of Lights
Lighthouse Trolleys presents the 6th Annual Christmas Trolley Tour of Lights.

Now a memorable family tradition, guests of all ages enjoy the festive 90-minute tours which includes a visit around the island's best Christmas lights displays, Christmas caroling and music, and a special surprise visit from Santa, complete with warm hot chocolate and cookies. Lighthouse Trolleys provides the complete holiday tour experience.

One family commented, "My husband and I had the best time! My face hurts from laughing so much. Cannot thank you enough!" This year, make the Lighthouse Trolleys Christmas Tour of Lights your family tradition! This delightful tour leaves at 7:00pm and 7:30pm from the St. Simons Fishing Pier December 14th-27th. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Seats sell out every year, so make sure to book tickets online: www.lighthousetrolleys.com. Food and drinks, including alcohol allowed on board, please no glass. Private trips available for booking.

Reservations are required. Contact Cap Fendig at Lighthouse Trolleys & Tours with questions.

Email: cap@capfendig.com
Phone: 912.399.5007 www.lighthousetrolleys.com

December 22

Tacky Sweater Party at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
6pm-9pm
Click here to visit the website for more information
Live music. Drink specials. Food specials.
Winner takes home an official Samuel Adams Tacky Sweater! #samsweater
Call 912.268.5967 for more information

December 25

Christmas Buffet at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
11am-3pm
Click here to visit the website for more information
Reservations Required - call 912.268.5967

December 31

New Years Eve at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
9pm-12am
Click here to visit the website for more information
Live music including Jackson Powers from 6-9pm, Crawford Perkins & Friends from 9pm-12am.
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Call 912.268.5967 for more information

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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

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

GVA November 2016 Events

November 1st, Tuesday - Empty Bowl Second Harvest Benefit, 6p-8p

November 1st, Tuesday - Earth, Wine & Fire CANCELLED

November 7th, Monday - FREE FLOW, Artists Discussion Group, 6p-8p

November 10th, Thursday - Opening Reception for Photography "Pin-Up" Show 5:30p-7p

November 12th-13th - Tony Sweet Photography Workshop

November 16th - FREE Open Studio night for community, 6p-8p

November 19th - Photo Editing Workshop, 9a-4p

November 24th & 25th - CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday

Two New Photography Classes at GVA!

Professional photographer, Barbara Marie Kraus-Northrup of Beach Cottage Photography (www.BeachCottagePhotography.com) will offer two new photography classes at GVA this fall! Join Us!

Photography for Beginners
Date: Monday, October 24
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Is camera confusion plaguing you? Do you want to buy a new camera but don't know what model would be right for you? Modern cameras have so many bells and whistles that they can be difficult to use. This class is for those with minimal photographic knowledge. Barbara Northrup will help demystify all those buttons and dials on modern cameras. Learn tips for taking great photos of family, friends and events. The class will cover the basics of how cameras work, how to find and use the preset modes and program settings. Learn about good image composition, proper lighting and when to use your flash. If you already have a camera, bring it fully charged along with the camera manual.

Cost: $35 member / $40 non-member
Couple with one camera: $60 member / $70 non-member (min - 6 students)

Photo Editing with Lightroom
Date: Saturday, November 19
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Post processing has become an indispensable part of digital photography. This workshop covers photo editing with Lightroom by Adobe. The morning session will cover importing images into Lightroom, creating meta data and import presets, image organization, and the importance of keywords. We will then start with the Basic Develop module which includes cropping, spot removal, red eye correction, white balance, tone and presence. After a lunch break, the afternoon session will cover using the graduated filter and adjustment brush, tone curve, Hue, Saturation and luminance, B&W, split toning, detail and effects and exporting images from Lightroom as jpegs and other file types. Students will be required to bring a laptop computer, with Lightroom installed, to the class. Bring a bag lunch too.

Cost: $120 member / $140 non-member (min - 4 students)

Fused Glass Jewelry Class
Explore the mystery of dichroic glass, and create beautiful jewelry for yourself or for a special gift. Learn the basics of working with COE 90 glass, and create unique designs from fusible glass, dichroic rods and frit. Each student will leave with at least one beautiful pendant, and many of will leave with a number of items. No previous glass experience is required-teenagers to adults are welcome. As a holiday gift to you, all material fees have been waived! Come make holiday gifts at this FUN Half-Day Workshop.

Saturday, December 10th
9:00am - 12:00pm
$65 non-member $55 member

GREAT FUN class for mothers and daughters to take together!!

Call 912.238.8770 or check our website for details & registrationglynnvisualarts.org

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 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

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.