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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.
March
April
May
May 2 - June 27

Announcing the "WATER WORKS" Exhibition at Glynn Visual Arts (GVA)
Water, water everywhere! Here in the Golden Isles we are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful water at every turn. Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to announce our exhibition, Water Works, highlighting the theme of water, in either the medium and/or the subject or feel of the art work. This exhibition features watercolors as uniquely used by three specially invited regional watercolorists, all with a unique take on this captivating medium. The exhibition also includes two invited 3-D glass artists as well as GVA member watercolorists juried into the show.

This exhibition will take place in both GVA galleries. GVA's main location at 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island will feature the work of the three invited watercolorists, Mary O. Smith, Annette Crosby, and Dan Goad along with 3-D glass artists, Thomas and Nancy Linek. The gallery at the Visitor's Center/Welcome Center at 529 Beachview Drive will feature the work of juried GVA member watercolorists.

The exhibition runs from May 2, 2016 – June 27, 2016. The opening reception will be Thursday, May 5th at the main GVA location at 106 Island Drive from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

For more artist's information see links below:
www.maryosmith.com/
www.dangoadfineart.com
www.spirit-rock-ranch.com/#!fusedglass/c3c1
www.valdostadailytimes.com

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

May 5

Gracewear Get Together
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: 600 Sea Island Parkway St. Simons Island, GA
Phone: 706.888.4017
Email: elizabeth@dominomediagroup.com
Gracewear is a celebrated line of modern day inspirational apparel and accessories that incorporates a signature shield of faith in all their designs. The Shield of Faith Collection is an beautiful way for women to wear and share their faith- while intentionally putting on the Armor of God for all of life's battles as it represents hope, protection and grace.

May 6

Halyards and Tramici Restaurants' Owner/ Executive Chef Dave Snyder Participates in “Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia”
Owner and Executive Chef of Halyards and Tramici Restaurants, Dave Snyder, will participate in “Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia” to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. The event will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, 1 International Drive, Savannah, Ga. Mirroring the popular TV show Dancing with the Stars, this event pairs local community leaders with professional dancers who will fund raise and compete in a one-night gala dance competition. Participants raise funds by gaining votes; each dollar counts as one vote. To vote for Snyder and support the Alzheimer’s Association visit dancingstarsofcoastalgeorgia.com. Snyder will train with professional dance partner, Kelly Leuch, owner of Primo Ballroom Dance Studio on St. Simons Island.

Currently 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter serves more than 200,000 Georgians affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and promotion of brain health, and to enhance care and support for all individuals, their families and caregivers. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death with no cure or treatment to slow its progression.

Funds raised from Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia support research as well as local programs and services for individuals, families and caregivers who are affected by this devastating disease. The chapter’s regional office is located at 201 Television Circle, Savannah. The 19 counties that are served by the Coastal Georgia region include Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff-Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Tattnall, Toombs and Wayne counties. To learn more visit alz.org/georgia.

To vote for Snyder by making a donation or purchasing tickets to the event visit dancingstarsofcoastalgeorgia.com. For more information contact Andrea Mickelson at 404.654.7207 or visit amickelson@alz.org

May 7

Environmental History of the Coast
TIMES:
11 a.m.
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
5556 U.S. Highway 17 N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Glynn County
COST:
$8.00 Adults
$7.00 Seniors (62+)
$5.00 Youth (6-17)
Free (Under 6)
DESCRIPTION:
Environmental history presents a record of human activities and the effects of those activities on the landscape. Join us at Hofwyl Plantation to learn how the coast has been shaped for the past 12,000 years by human interactions. Program will start at the visitor center and continue out to the historic rice field outlook. Rain or shine event.
INFORMATION:
http://gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfield

May 8

Mother's Day Brunch at The King and Prince
11am-3pm
Adults $49; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge
Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.
Choose between our Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas, both available at 12:30 for an additional $10 (reg $15).
Reservations Required - call 912.268.5967
Click here to view the menu

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

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


May 14

ACS Victory Board Reelin'; In A Cure Fishing Tournament & Band Party
Time: 7 am Fishing Tournament; 5 pm Band Party
Location: Morning Star Marina
Phone: 912.355.1378
Email: alexaescott@gmail.com
Website: www.acsvictoryboard.org
Description: Reelin’ in a Cure Fishing Tournament and Band will be held at Morningstar Marina on St. Simons Island on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Festivities begin with a fishing tournament and culminate with an evening award ceremony and band party (beginning at 5 p.m.) that will feature food provided by Southern Soul, a variety of cold beverages, entertainment, and, of course, a beautiful view of the sunset!

Anglers in the tournament will receive a commemorative t-shirt, koozie, and an opportunity to participate in one of the premiere fishing tournaments in Georgia.

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 17

Rue Snider & Lesa Silvermore Live
Time: 9pm
Location: HBGB; 1916 Norwich St., Brunswick, GA
Phone: 912.996.2649
Email: amandajbrown@gmail.com
Websitehttp://hbgbevents.blogspot.com/2015/04/blog-post.html?m=1
Description: Come out for an evening of melodic, original folk blues, Americana, and folk punk with Lesa Silvermore (Sarasota, FL) and Rue Snider (Brooklyn, NY).

May 21

The 1st Annual “Golden Isles Prep Rally” - Learn What to do in any Evacuation Emergency
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Mary Ross Waterfront Park Brunswick, GA
Web: www.gipreprally.com
Telephone: 770.630.8545
Email: llanierai@gmail.com

Featuring:
Demonstrations
Coast Guard Helicopter Rescues
Boating Safety Instruction
Therapy Dogs
Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts
Red Cross
Free Stuff!

Facilitated by the US Coast Guard Station Brunswick & Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10 Dist 7, 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.

This exciting and important outreach 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.

We have all heard folks say they are not sure what they should do or where they should go in case an evacuation is ordered for our coastal region. This fun and unique, fair like, tent event is going to directly address those questions and fears that everyone has, specifically focusing on our immediate coastal area putting minds at ease. We believe that after attending this first of its kind outreach, local folks will better understand how to establish an individual and family disaster plan for communication and evacuation of loved ones in an orderly manner.

We have already lined up expert presentations, several demos for packing an evacuation bag and making family and even pet evacuation plans. Emergency/first responders will have their equipment setups for community review and we plan to have demos on how to tie down your boat to weather the storm and secure other valuables, etc.

If you remember; during the horrendous Hurricane Katarina flooding, countless teams of Coast Guard choppers and rescue swimmers worked tirelessly to rescue thousands of stranded residents. With that in mind…our “Prep Rally” highlight will be a presentation by US Coast Guard Station Brunswick who will bring their state of the art 45’ response boat to demo water rescue in the River for the attendees in conjunction with a helicopter and rescue swimmer from US Coast Guard Air Station Savannah for the grand finale at 2PM.

We need your organizations sponsorship, input and participation to join our growing alliance to make this cooperative effort a successful and exciting learning experience for our community. Self reliance and responsibility will be the overall theme.

Keep abreast of all our progress at: www.gipreprally.com. There are links to our Face Book and Twitter pages on the website. Please feel free to add your own organizations contributing comments in a post or tweet and share with everyone you can to spread the word for the 1st annual Golden Isles Prep Rally.

May 21

Travels of William Bartram
TIME:
11 a.m.
1 p.m.
LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
5556 U.S. Highway 17 N.
Brunswick, GA 31525
Glynn County
COST:
$8.00 Adults
$7.00 Seniors (62+)
$5.00 Youth (6-17)
Free (Under 6)
DESCRIPTION:
From 1773 to 1778, William Bartram, a trained naturalist, traveled through southern North America, noting the characteristics of almost everything he encountered. His material offers a wealth of first-hand information of the area that is not available elsewhere. Join us on May 21st, 2016 at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation to celebrate Bartram's 277th birthday and the legacy he left. Activities will include a naturalist guided walk and stories from Bartram's travels and accounts.
INFORMATION:
http://gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfield

May 21 - 22

Woodturning Workshop
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Glynn Visual Arts, St. Simons Island
Phone: 912.638.8770
Email: susan@glynnvisualarts.org
Website: glynnvisualarts.org

Glynn Visual Arts is hosting a weekend workshop with master woodturner, Mark Sillay. Learn the basic concepts of woodturning, including lathe and tool safety, basic project design, tool selection, and techniques for cutting and shaping both end grain and side grain. Basic tools provided include: roughing gouge, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, skew, parting tool, and scraper. Explore how the tools cut wood and then use these techniques to create projects including a small bowl. More experienced turners may produce more complicated projects.

If you have a mini-lathe or other tools, please bring them. If you have wood that you want to bring, please do, but turning blanks will be provided. Price includes all materials.

Each day runs from 10am – 5pm. Feel free to bring a lunch and picnic outside. Register by May 13th at www.glynnvisualarts.org or call 912.638.8770. Cost is $300 for members or $325 for non-members.

Join us for some fellowship and fun at our free and open demo for the community as we watch master woodturner, Mark Sillay, Saturday evening, May 21st from 6:00-7:00pm.

May 26

Paint Party at The King and Prince
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Visit getyourmuseon.com to register.

May 28

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


June
June 1 - June 27

Announcing the "WATER WORKS" Exhibition at Glynn Visual Arts (GVA)
Water, water everywhere! Here in the Golden Isles we are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful water at every turn. Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to announce our exhibition, Water Works, highlighting the theme of water, in either the medium and/or the subject or feel of the art work. This exhibition features watercolors as uniquely used by three specially invited regional watercolorists, all with a unique take on this captivating medium. The exhibition also includes two invited 3-D glass artists as well as GVA member watercolorists juried into the show.

This exhibition will take place in both GVA galleries. GVA's main location at 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island will feature the work of the three invited watercolorists, Mary O. Smith, Annette Crosby, and Dan Goad along with 3-D glass artists, Thomas and Nancy Linek. The gallery at the Visitor's Center/Welcome Center at 529 Beachview Drive will feature the work of juried GVA member watercolorists.

The exhibition runs from May 2, 2016 – June 27, 2016. The opening reception will be Thursday, May 5th at the main GVA location at 106 Island Drive from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

For more artist's information see links below:
www.maryosmith.com/
www.dangoadfineart.com
www.spirit-rock-ranch.com/#!fusedglass/c3c1
www.valdostadailytimes.com

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

June 9-12

Southern Grown Festival Returns!
Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of America’s South with the second-annual Southern Grown Festival, June 9-12, 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 Isbell.

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.

June 11

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


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

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


July
July 4

4th of July Celebration
9:00pm
The Pier in St. Simons Island Pier Village comes alive with music and a fireworks celebration that will knock your socks off! Arrive early as it gets crowded fast; park wherever you can find a spot and sit back and enjoy the show. Don't forget to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on, and coolers and picnics are welcome. Downtown Brunswick also has an afternoon parade and a celebration, as does nearby Jekyll Island which has its own evening fireworks show.


July 9

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


July 23

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


August
August 13

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


August 27

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


September
September 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


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

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


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

September 24

Touch-a-Truck presented by American Cancer Society Victory Board
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Brunswick Exchange Club Fairgrounds
Phone: 912.355.1378
Email: alexaescott@gmail.com
Website: www.acsvictoryboard.org
Description: Kids and adults alike will have the opportunity to get close to the trucks and machines they have admired from afar. Including police cars fire trucks, garbage trucks, front end loader, dump trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, tractors and more!

October
October 8

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


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 21

Blue Jean Ball - A Benefit for the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia
Time: 6pm-10pm
Location: The Stables at Frederica, 150 Frederica Rd, St Simons Island
Ticket Costs: TBA
Telephone: 912.264.6246

The first annual Blue Jean Ball will bring together people who are passionate about supporting the homeless animals in our community. Come to help the animals, and stay for the fun!

Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia Brunswick, GA

October 22

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


November
November 5

ACS Victory Boards 47th Annual Victory Gala
Time: 6 pm
Location: Gruber Aviation Airport Hanger
Phone: (912) 355-1378
Email: alexaescott@gmail.com
Website: www.acsvictoryboard.org
Description: Gala is Victory Boards’s primary fundraising effort annually, traditionally a black-tie event, which includes dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions.

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

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


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

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
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 - 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


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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

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

Wings in the Wild Presented by Glynn Visual Arts and Coastal Georgia Audubon Society

Wings in the Wild is a program which includes a nationally juried art exhibition featuring wild birds in their natural habitat. The exhibition will take place at Glynn Visual Arts in the galleries at GVA's main location at 106 Island Drive and at 529 Beachview Drive at the Welcome/Visitors Center. Other activities including a variety of lectures and children's programs presented by the Coastal Georgia Audubon Society will take place at GVA's Island Drive location. The "Walk-Abouts" will take place in the field.

Schedule of Events
Wings in the Wild Nationally Juried Art Exhibition - March 11th - April 30th
Opening Reception and Awards - Thursday, March 17th - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
106 Island Drive
SSI, GA 31522
Draw a Bird with John Sill, renowned bird artist and Audubon expert - Friday, March 18th, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Audubon Adult Programs
(Location: Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island drive, SSI, GA)

Thursday, March 31st, 5:30 - 6:30pm - From Back Yard to the Beach: Intro to Coastal Birds
Interested in birds but you don't know where to start? This talk is for you. We begin in the backyard with birds you know and enjoy. Then we look at the variety of habitats we have in Glynn County. This talk is an introduction to Coastal Georgia Audubon's programs and Walk-Abouts in the following weeks.

Thursday, April 7th, 5:30 - 6:30pm - Gene Keferl - Maritime Forest Birds of Georgia's Barrier Islands
If you live on St. Simons or Jekyll Island, you live in a maritime forest. Why does that matter to you? The maritime forest is an important plant community along the southeastern coast of the United States. It is one of the dominant communities on Georgia's Barrier Islands. This presentation will help you understand the relationship between you, the birds and the maritime forests.

Thursday, April 14th, 5:30 - 6:30pm - Fletcher Smith - The Life of a Shorebird Biologist: Following the most powerful migrants on earth to some of the most beautiful places on earth.

This talk will focus on shorebirds like tagged Red Knots along the Georgia coast, and satellite tagging of Whimbrels along the Georgia and Virginia coasts. He will talk about tracking Hudsonian Godwits in the Canadian Mackenzie Delta, and tracking Black-Bellied Plovers from the arctic to the tropics. He will frame each project with the conservation concerns of each species, and talk about what life is like in a field camp in the Arctic.

Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00am - 12:00noon - Workshop and discussion with Lydia Thompson - How Do Birds Fit into the Environment; notes from the book, "To a Young Bird Artist Letters from Louis Agassiz Fuertes to George Sutton.” This book is full of advice on how to see birds, how they look in the environment and how to translate into the drawing and painting of birds. It is invaluable advice to a birder or bird artist.

Audubon Children's Programs (Location: Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, SSI, GA)

Saturday, March 19th, 2:00pm - Catherine Sill reads from her book, "All About Birds Book"

Saturday, April 2nd, 2:00pm - Beginning Birding with Marge Inness
Children will learn to identify birds by size, silhouette, shape, habitat and color. Please pre-register by e-mailing Marge Inness at minness@comcast.net

Saturday, April 9th, 2:00pm - Lydia Thompson reads her, "Willa Gets Her Friendship Band"
Come and meet Willa the Wilson's Plover. She has pretty friendship bands. See how she got them and how they will help in her on her adventures.

Saturday, April 16th, 2:00pm - Marge Inness: Where Are the Birds in the Golden Isles?
Children will learn about the various habitats in the area (e.g. ocean, wetlands, land etc.) Please pre-register by e-mailing Marge Inness minness@comcast.net

Saturday, April 23rd, 2:00pm - Leigh and Lynne Wilcox reads "Thalassia's Story"
Come and hear the true story of a green sea turtle named Thalassia. Find out how Thalassia ended up at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and guess where she is today. It is a surprising story. Audubon Walk-About/Field Trip Programs (Please note meeting locations below.)

Saturday, March 19th, 8:30am - Walk-About with judge/juror, John Sill at East Beach. Meet at Coast Guard Station,

Saturday, April 2nd, 8:30am - Walk-About Jekyll's Hidden Jewels. Discover the places less visited on Jekyll Island. Meet at the Guest Information Center on Jekyll Island Causeway.

Saturday, April 9th, 8:30am - Walk-About at Cannon Point. Meet at Cannon Point entrance

Saturday, April 16th, 8:30am - Walk-About at Paulk's Pasture. Meet at Winn Dixie on 34 to car pool

Tuesday, April 19th, 7:00pm - Evening Walk-About. Whimbrel watch and drawing shorebirds. Meet at Gould's Inlet.

Thursday, April 21st, 7:00pm - Evening Walk-About. Whimbrel watch and drawing shorebirds. Meet at Gould's Inlet.

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 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!)

GVA April - June Calendar

Pottery * 6 Weeks
Adults: Thursday 9 - 11:30 am & 6 - 8:30 pm
Member: $135 * Non-member: $150
Drop In: $30
Kids 7 & over: Saturday 10 - Noon
Member: $100 * Non-member: $110
Drop In: $20
*Open Pottery Studio * $69/mo

Painting * 4 weeks
Painting & Drawing Essentials * Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
Watercolor * Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Painting Techniques * Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm
*Open Studio Available Wed 1 pm - 4 pm & , Fri 9 am - 12 noon
Self Led, no instructor * $10 drop-in

Jewelry Design * 6 weeks
Beginning Metal Jewlery * Monday 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Fiber Arts & Basketry * 4 weeks
Needle Felting * Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
Pine Needle Baskets * Monday 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Knitting Skills * Tuesday 9 am - 11:30 am

Paper Arts * 4 weeks
Collage Techniques * Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Printmaking * Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm (starts May)

Drawing * 6 weeks
Sequential Arts/Comic Book/Storyboarding
Saturday 1 pm - 3 pm

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Member: $300 * Non-member: $325

Beginning Weaving
Saturday, April 23rd & Sunday, April 24th 9 am - 4 pm

Woodturning
Saturday, May 21st & Sunday, May 22nd 9 am - 4 pm

Subject to availability.
All classes take place at 106 Island Drive, unless otherwise noted. Sign up online at www.glynnvisualarts.org

Join us at GVA for:
Regular Class Offerings: Painting, Pottery & More!
Weekend Workshops
Art for the Non-Artist Fun One Night Workshops
Custom Private Party Events for Children & Adults

FREE Community Nights * 6 - 8pm
Free Flow Artists Discussion Group * 1st Monday
Adult Coloring Night * 3rd Wednesday
Open Knit Knight * 4th Thursday

Memberships and Open Pottery Studio available.

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 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 Spring 2016 Programs
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will be offering an array of activities and special events for families to enjoy throughout the months of March, April, and May. A variety of programs will be offered to provide visitors with fun and educational opportunities. Programs offered are family-friendly, and free (unless otherwise noted*). The $5 refuge entrance pass or other entrance pass will be required. 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.

March
Saturday, March 12
Photography Workshop with John Reed*, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owl Prowl, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 19
‘Oke’ Archery Days, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Conservation Film Series, 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 26
Beginner Birding Hike, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Owl Prowl, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

April
Saturday, April 2
‘Oke’ Archery Days, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 5
Build-Your-Own Rain Barrel Workshop*, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 9
Owl Prowl, 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 16
‘Oke’ Archery Days, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Conservation Film Series, 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 23
Earth Day Litter Pickup 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Beginner Birding Hike, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Earth Day Celebration, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Owl Prowl, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 30
‘Oke’ Archery Days, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

May
Saturday, May 7
Owl Prowl, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 14 - International Migratory Bird Day
Beginner Birding for Kids & Families, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Owls of the Okefenokee, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Owl Prowl, 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, May 21
Conservation Film Series, 1:00 p.m.



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.