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Historic Sites & Monuments

Avenue of Oaks on St. Simons Island
Avenue of Oaks
Located on Frederica Road
912.265.0620
Anne Page King planted this famous "Avenue of Oaks" that highlights the entrance to the Sea Island Golf Club.

Bloody Marsh Battle Site on St. Simons IslandBloody Marsh Battle Site
Located Off Demere Road
912.638.3639
The battle fought here on July 7, 1742, when Spanish troops landed on the south end of St. Simons Island, proved to be the turning point in the Spanish conquest of Georgia. The marsh ran red with Spanish blood and the battle was a decisive British victory which ended forever the threat of Spanish invasion into this colony.

Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons IslandGascoigne Bluff
P.O. Box 287
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Located on Gascoigne Bluff Road
912.265.0620
Overlooking the Frederica River, this area was a favorite Native American campground, and during Colonial days, the landing at the bluff became Georgia's first naval base and bears the name of the man, Gascoigne, who first surveyed the Georgia coast for England. Live oak timbers milled here in 1794 were used in building "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution, in 1874, and timbers were also cut here for the Brooklyn Bridge.

St. Simons Island LighthouseSt. Simons Island Lighthouse
101 Twelfth Street
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
912.638.4666
First constructed in 1807 by James Gould on Couper's Point, this towering, 104 foot lighthouse was reconstructed in 1872 on the same site to replace the original which was destroyed by retreating Confederate forces in 1862. A beautifully restored 1872 lighthouse keeper's home complements the lighthouse.

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 - 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, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 638-8770. Pottery, Hand-Building and Wheel Ongoing classes. Glynn Visual Arts Pottery Studio, 319 Mallery St., 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. 912.638.8770.


St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show

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.

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or 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.


For more information on local events and activities on St. Simons Island, please visit the following resources:

www.stsimonsisland.com, www.gacoast.com and www.thebrunswicknews.com

St. Simons Island 2014 Calendar of Events

AUGUST 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014

OCTOBER 2014

NOVEMBER 2014

DECEMBER 2014


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ON-GOING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ON ST. SIMONS

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

Wine Tasting The Still and Winery on SSI offers wine tastings throughout the month. For details call 912.638.8614.

Children's Pottery Classes
10-11:30 a.m. Children ages 7 and up will enjoy instruction by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Pottery Studio, 217 Skylane Rd., McKinnon Business Park. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 for more information. www.glynnart.org.

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

Old-Fashioned 4th of July in Downtown Brunswick!
Fireworks in Mary Ross ParkWalking Parade lines up at 6:15 p.m. 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!

Every Monday

Oil and Acrylic Classes
4-6 p.m. High school students and adults are encouraged to take these great classes with Barbara Mueller.Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Gallery, 319 Mallery St. in the Village of St. Simons. Call 912.638.8770 for more information. www.glynnart.org.

Every Wednesday

Oil and Acrylic Classes
10 a.m. - noon. High school students and adults are encouraged to take these great classes with Barbara Mueller.Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Gallery, 319 Mallery St. in the Village of St. Simons. Call 912.638.8770 for more information.

Every Thursday

Adult Pottery Classes
Morning classes 9-11:30 a.m. and evening classes 6-8:30p.m. Instruction in wheel and handbuilding by by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Pottery Studio, 217 Skylane Rd., McKinnon Business Park. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 for more information. www.glynnart.org.


ST SIMONS EVENTS & THINGS TO DO

AUGUST 2014

August 1 – 30:
End of Summer Exhibition. New oil paintings by local, regional, and international artists. Gallery talk upon request. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Left Bank Art Gallery. 3600 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

August 5 – 30:
“From the Mountains to the Sea”
Special SAAG Show Opens Saturday at Glynn Visual Arts

St. Simons Island, GA – Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) & The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) announce its annual exhibit “From the Mountains to the Sea” on St. Simons Island, GA, August 5 – 30.

SAAG artists are brought together to promote the business and professional development of its member artists and this is the seventh Annual Southern Appalachian Artist Guild Juried Show. Some of the works exhibited will be in watercolor, oil, photography, pastel, wood art, and ceramics. The show will hang from August 2nd - 29th with the opening reception on Saturday the 2nd from 1 - 2:30pm at the newly named Glynn Visual Art’s current location - 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, GA.

Headquartered in the historical Blue Ridge Mountains Artists Association (The Art Center) of Blue Ridge, GA.; SAAG was founded 8 years ago and is an organization of artisans and craftsmen from several states including: Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Additional information on SAAG can be found at www.southernappalachianartists.org.

Glynn Visual Arts is a 61 year-old membership-based, not-for-profit organization that is governed by its seventeen member Board of Directors. Additional information on GVA can be found at www.glynnvisualarts.org.

August 27
Movie Night at the Casino: A Separation, 2011 Iranian film. 7pm. SSI Casino Theater 530 Beachview Dr., SSI. Literary Guild of SSI. 289-7357.

August 28:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours! 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ocean Lodge, 935 Beachview Dr. $5 members, $7 non-members. NETWORKING – LIVE MUSIC – GREAT FOOD & FUN! Bring plenty of business cards with you. (912) 265-0620 or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

August 31
Annual Ice Cream Churn-off. Live music, fun raffle of local items and lots of delicious ice cream tastes! 4-6pm. $5/2 tastes & entrance, $5/additional 3 tastes. Ashantilly Center, Darien: ashantilly.org, 437-4473.

August 30 – August 31:
The St. Simons Island Antique Show! 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. Under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Dr. off Mallery St. In the historic Pier Village area. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Always Free admission and parking. (912) 267-7822 or stsimonsantiques.com.

SEPTEMBER 2014

September 1 – 31:
The 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. (912) 279-2836 or Neptune Park Fun Zone.

September 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 kewl! 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 or Summer Waves Water Park.

September 1, 7 – 8:
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre presents “Always a Bridesmaid” by Jones, Hope, and Wooten! In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings - no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. Forsaking all others, in sickness and in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of hunting season. Performances are on Saturday nights at 8 p.m., and on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. The doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain and reserved seating is available. Tickets, $25. The ticket price includes beverages and desserts. COMBO TICKETS AVAILABLE – TWO tickets to any TWO shows $40 (a savings of $5 per ticket). 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0629 or soglogallery.com.

September 2
Storytime for preschool age children. 10:30am. 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Bwk-Glynn Library: 267-1212

September 4
Toddler Storytime Toddlers and their caregivers join Miss Evy for special storytime. 10:30am. SSI Public Library, 530A Beachview Dr., SSI. Marshes of Glynn Libraries: 638-8234.

Festa dell 'Arte, a Juried Exhibit Opening Reception. Italian festival. $20 member/$30 non-member. 6-8pm. Gallery open 9/3-27. 529 Beachview Drive, SSI. Glynn Visual Arts: 638-8770.

September 5
Baby Storytime Parents & caregivers share meaningful developmental time w/ their babies through books, songs, and rhymes. Ages: Up to 24 months. 10am. 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Bwk-Glynn Library: 267-1212.

First Friday Visit the shops, galleries, restaurants of Historic Downtown Bwk; art openings, live music, food and beverage pairing samples. 5-8pm. Downtown Bwk. Main Street Brunswick /DDA: brunswickgeorgia.net, 265-4032.

September 9
Storytime for preschool age children. 10:30am. 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Bwk-Glynn Library: 267-1212.

The Evening Mystery Book Group. Call for this month’s title. 6pm. Bwk Glynn-County Library: 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Marshes of Glynn Libraries: 267-1212.

September 10
Movie Night at the Casino: The Lunchbox, 2013 Indian film. 7pm. SSI Casino Theater 530 Beachview Dr., SSI. Literary Guild of SSI: 289-7357.

September 11
Toddler Storytime Toddlers & their caregivers are invited to join Miss Evy for special storytime. 10:30am. SSI Public Library, 530A Beachview Dr., SSI. Marshes of Glynn Libraries: 638-8234.

September 12
Baby Storytime Parents & caregivers share meaningful developmental time w/ their babies through books, songs, & rhymes. Ages: Up to 24 months. 10am. 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Bwk-Glynn Library: 267-1212

September 13
AARP Smart Driver Class 6 hour refresher course. 9am-3pm. Required book cost of $15/AARP members & $20/nonmembers. Call Steve R. at 634-5997 for reservations. Bwkk-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Marshes of Glynn Libraries: 267-1212.

September 14:
Rhythm on the River featuring Parker Urban Band! Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Sts. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Adults $10, people 15 & under, FREE! (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

September 14
Ft. Caroline Update w/ Fletcher Crowe & Anita Springs will describe their theories actual location of the French Ft. Caroline and supporting evidence! 3pm. $10 members/$15 non-members. Reservations Requested. Ashantilly Center, Darien: ashantilly.org, 437-4473.

Rhythm on the River - The Parker Urban Band Bring the kids, blanket, picnic & your favorite beverage to Historic Downtown Bwk's outdoor concert series. 6-8pm. $10/adults, free/ages 16 & under. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Sts. Bwk Downtown Development Authority: brunswickgeorgia.net, 265-4032

September 16
Storytime for preschool age children. 10:30am. Bwk-Glynn Library, 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Marshes of Glynn Libraries: 267-1212.

September 17
Movie Night at the Casino: Tim’s Vermeer, 2013 USA film. 7pm. SSI Casino Theater 530 Beachview Dr., SSI. Literary Guild of SSI: 289-7357.

September 18
Toddler Storytime Toddlers & their caregivers join Miss Evy for special storytime. 10:30am. SSI Public Library, 530A Beachview Dr., SSI. Marshes of Glynn Libraries: 638-8234.

September 19
Baby Storytime Parents & caregivers share meaningful developmental time w/ their babies through books, songs, and rhymes. Ages: Up to 24 months. 10am. 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Bwk-Glynn Library: 267-1212.

September 19 – 21:
Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival! A weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp and grits. The festival features a cook-off, shrimp boat tours, cooking demonstrations, book signings, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and a kid-friendly fun zone. This festival is a must-see for any food lover. (912) 635-3636 or shrimpandgritsfestival.com.

September 21
Jazz in the Park featuring Michael Hulett. This concert is sponsored by the Brunswick Chapter of The Links. Bring a chair or blanket to relax on, a picnic supper, your favorite beverage – and of course, all your friends – for the high-tide Golden Isles tradition. 7-9pm. $10/adult, $5/ages 6-12, free/under 6. Neptune Park, 550 Beachview Dr., SSI. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities: goldenislesarts.org, 262-6934.

September 22-23
Introductory Computer Classes for Adults Learn about email techniques, etiquette, and how to send photographs via email. 2-4pm. Reservations Requested. Bwk-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Marshes of Glynn Libraries: 638-8234.

September 23
Storytime for preschool age children. 10:30am. Bwk-Glynn Library, 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Marshes of Glynn Libraries: 267-1212.

September 24
The Golden Isles Book Discussion Group. The Book of the Maidservant by Rebecca Barnhouse. Newcomers welcome. 10:30am. Bwk Glynn-County Library: 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Marshes of Glynn Libraries: 267-1212.

Movie Night at the Casino: Wadjda, 2013 Saudi Arabian film. 7pm. SSI Casino Theater 530 Beachview Dr., SSI. Literary Guild of SSI: 289-7357.

September 24 - 26
Plein Air Workshop w/ Peggy Everett. Oil or Acrylic, all levels of experience, all subject matter painted. 10am-4pm. $450 members/$475 non-members. 529 Beachview Drive, SSI. Glynn Visual Arts: 638-8770.

September 25
Toddler Storytime Toddlers & their caregivers join Miss Evy for special storytime. 10:30am. SSI Public Library, 530A Beachview Dr., SSI. Marshes of Glynn Libraries: 638-8234.

September 26
Baby Storytime Parents & caregivers share meaningful developmental time w/ their babies through books, songs, and rhymes. Ages: Up to 24 months. 10am. 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Bwk-Glynn Library: 267-1212.

September 27
12th Annual WAY Radio FREE Fall Concert featuring Aaron Shust, Mikechair, Lauren Daigle and Nathan Tasker. 2pm. Bwk Exchange Club Fairgrounds. WAY Radio: wayradio.org, 342-1083.

September 28
"The Lord Will Think He is Joking: The Religious Beliefs of Abraham Lincoln" Dr. Michael Woodward gives us fascinating insights into the religious beliefs of Lincoln. 3pm. $10 members/$15 non-members. Ashantilly Center, Darien: ashantilly.org, 437-4473.

September 30
Storytime for preschool age children. 10:30am. 208 Gloucester St., Bwk. Bwk-Glynn Library: 267-1212.

OCTOBER 2014

October 1–5:
The 3rd Annual St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival! Celebrating the Bounty of Georgia’s Golden Isles while raising dollars and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles, the only community-based, non-profit hospice serving the area. (404) 255-6298 or saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com.

October 4–5:
The St. Simons Island Antique Show! 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. Under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Dr. off Mallery St. In the historic Pier Village area. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Always Free admission and parking. (912) 267-7822 or stsimonsantiques.com.

October 4:
CoastFest! With more than 70 environmental, educational, research and resource exhibitors from throughout the southeast providing interactive exhibits and displays, the annual CoastFest highlights Georgia’s unique coastal environment in a family-friendly day of fun and education at the GA DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters, 1 Conservation Way, near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. Visitors of all ages can participate in activities from recycling to coastal weather …native plants to sea turtles …water conservation to archeology… herpetology to geology …sharks to shrimp! 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information contact: Nancy Butler at GA DNR/Coastal Resources Division at (912) 264-7218 or nancy.butler@gadnr.org.

October 11-12:
Glynn Art Association Art in the Park, 10am - 5pm
Talented artists and craftspeople from across the country will showcase their fine arts and quality crafts under the live oaks at Postell Park. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to spend a lovely fall day outdoors in a beautiful island setting! Contact Glynn Visual Arts at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at festivals@glynnart.org.

October 11:
“Under the Oaks” Half Marathon Challenge! The 13.1 Half Marathon will start at 7 a.m. at Great Dunes Park, 70 North Beachview Dr., on Jekyll Island followed by a USATF (sanctioning pending) 10K at 7:30 a.m. and a 5K at 8 a.m. (912) 634-8177 or participants can register at raceroster.com.

October 12:
Rhythm on the River featuring Michael Hulett! Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Sts. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Adults $10, people 15 & under, FREE! (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

October 17-18:
5th Annual St. Simons Island SUP Challenge! The 5th Annual St. Simons Island Stand Up Paddleboard Challenge is hosted by Davis Love III, Paddle & Putt, SUP & Surf. Event includes a 3-mile short course, 8-mile elite race, 4 person team relay race, and 13 and under, and dog on board raced. 100% net proceeds donated to the Davis Love Foundation and there is a $12,000 guaranteed purse. SaintSimonsIslandSupChallenge.

October 18:
15th Annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. 11 a.m. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbilee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. stewbilee.com.

October 20-26:
The McGladrey Classic is a 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 for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. (912) 634-3266 or visit mcgladreyclassic.com.

October 22:
Platinum-selling and 2014 Grammy Country Single of the Year winner Darius Rucker will perform in the Golden Isles this October as part of The McGladrey Classic, an Official PGA TOUR FedExCup Event hosted by Davis Love III. Rucker will entertain fans with a concert Wednesday evening, “Live Under the Oaks” at Sea Island Golf Club. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit mcgladreyclassic.com.

October 24-26:
Savannah Speed Classic presented by Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s signature automobile events, will include major international names in automotive collecting and racing when the event returns for its 13th annual celebration. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at The Grand Prize of America Road Course situated on Savannah’s Hutchinson Island. (843) 785-7469 or hhiconcours.com.

October 29-31:
Georgia Florida Golf Classic. Join the largest golf tournament in Bulldawg Nation. The Georgia-Florida tradition attracts fans from across the country to defend the reputation of their favorite team. Golf is played the Thursday and Friday before the Georgia-Florida Football Game. Other activities include cocktail parties, oyster roasts, putting contests and more. Tournament Entry Fee, $270 – $300. Parking Fee $5. For more information, (877) 453-5955.

NOVEMBER 2014

November 1-2:
The St. Simons Island Antique Show! 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. Under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Dr. off Mallery St. In the historic Pier Village area. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Always Free admission and parking. (912) 267-7822 or stsimonsantiques.com.

November 1-2:
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s signature automobile events, will include major international names in automotive collecting and racing when the event returns for its 13th annual celebration. Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 1) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Motoring Midway (Nov. 1-2) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 2) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Port Royal Golf Club, 10 Clubhouse Dr. (843) 785-7469 or hhiconcours.com.

November 10-16:
The Savannah Food & Wine Festival returns bringing the best of Savannah’s cuisine and wine selection, and featuring appearances from celebrity chefs from around the Southeast. It’s an event any food and wine connoisseur won’t want to miss. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a non-profit that works to advocate for the tourism industry. The festival raises money for a variety of charitable causes. For more information savannahfoodandwinefest.com.

November 21-23:
Friday through Sunday, (Friday: 5 - 8pm, Saturday: 10am - 8pm, Sunday: 10am - 4pm). Many exciting new activities will be featured at our 4th annual holiday festival in addition to the ever popular fine arts and crafts by talented artisans! Postell Park will come alive with beautiful wreaths and decorations, entertainment, craft demos, and Santa's arrival! A perfect kick-off to the holiday season! Contact Glynn Visual Arts at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at festivals@glynnart.org.

November 28:
Historic Downtown Brunswick Tree Lighting! Lighting of the Christmas tree in the downtown squares and reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Mayor Bryan Thompson. Santa will be on hand as will carolers and music. 5:30 p.m. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

DECEMBER 2014

December 6:
Annual Brunswick Christmas Parade, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Come enjoy the annual Brunswick Christmas Parade. The Parade starts at Coffin Park and makes it’s way West on Gloucester to Mary Ross Waterfront Park. The reviewing stand will be in front of Customs House / City Hall at 601 Gloucester St. Santa Claus makes an appearance at the end of the parade and distributes free bags of candy afterwards at Mary Ross Park. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

December 6:
Brunswick Holiday Bazaar at Mary Ross Waterfront Park! Here’s a fun and easy way to get some extra holiday shopping in presented by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. Crafts and decor, flea market finds, specialty items and seasonal goodies will be available, from 8 a.m. until about 5 p.m. Don’t miss out on the yummy fall veggies, great Georgia pecans and homemade treats, too – the Brunswick Farmers Market is always the perfect place to find the freshest and best-tasting produce in town. (912) 262-6665 or (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

December 13:
Christmas Boat Parade of Lights, 6 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit and join the Golden Isles Sailing Club’s Fourth Annual Christmas Parade of Lights to welcome the Holiday Season! 1530 Newcastle St., Mary Ross Waterfront Park. (912) 275-7774 or goldenislessailingclub.com.



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okefenokee@fws.gov

Okefenokee Hunt Dates for 2014 Season
 
Okefenokee is one of many national wildlife refuges in the United States that offer hunting programs. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. The harvest of surplus animals is one tool used to manage wildlife populations at a level compatible with the environment, provide recreational opportunities, and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas, the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit at certain times of the year.
  
More information is available on the refuge website at www.fws.gov/okefenokee, at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center, located off Hwy. 121/23 near Folkston, GA by calling 912.496.7836 between 9am and 5pm Thursday–Monday. 
  
Suwannee Canal Hunt
A total of 40 permits will be awarded for this hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for disabled hunters in wheelchairs. Hunts are scheduled for two half-days: Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 5:30 a.m. until noon. The hunt is for deer (either sex, limit 2 per day) and feral hogs (either sex, no limit). Hunters are required to use shotgun with slugs or muzzleloaders only. Use of buckshot is prohibited. Deer taken do not count against the state limit, and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken. All hunters must possess a valid Georgia hunting license.
 
Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in at the Okefenokee Shop Area commences at 5 a.m. each day of the hunt. Follow signs from entrance road to sign-in area.  Hunters may line up for check-in no earlier than 4 a.m. and vehicles may not be left unattended. Stand-by hunters may be selected on the second day of the hunt when first-day selected hunters do not return and/or check-in by 5:30 a.m. Hunters must be prepared to pay $15.00 for a hunt permit. Checks, money-orders, or cash will be accepted.

The Pocket Hunt
This free hunt for archery only will take place at the Pocket Unit near Fargo September 13–October 10, 2014 in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out at the west entrance kiosk, and possess a valid Georgia hunting license and refuge entrance pass (see website or call about entrance pass info). All stands must be removed daily. Park private vehicles on the shoulder of the road and do not block access roads or ditches. Walk into the hunt area; ATV’s are prohibited.  Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at 912.637.5274 for early exit to hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight. 

Cowhouse Unit
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Forest hunts. Hunt dates are as follows:

Deer and Feral Hog
Archery (Either Sex)
Sept. 13-29, Oct. 5-7, Oct. 12-16, Sign-In.
Primitive weapons (Either sex)
Oct. 1-4, Check-In. Oct 9-11, Sign-In.
Firearms (Buck only)
Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-28, Sign-In.
Firearms (Either Sex)
Nov. 6-8, Check-In. Nov. 26-30, Sign-In. Dec. 6-9, Check-In. 
 
Small Game
Firearms (See State Regulations)
(Quail, Rabbit, & Squirrel Only): Aug. 15- Sept. 29, Oct. 5- Nov. 4, Nov. 9- Feb. 28.  Pointing dogs allowed for quail hunting only. No furbearer season. Feral hogs may be taken during small game dates after Oct. 31. Sign-In at Dixon Memorial WMA and at refuge Cowhouse kiosk if on refuge property.

Turkey
Firearms (Shotgun)
Mar. 21- May 15, 2015. In accordance with Dixon Memorial WMA regulations. Sign-In at Dixon Memorial WMA and at refuge Cowhouse kiosk if on refuge property.

Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. Hunters must sign-in and sign-out and must possess a valid Georgia hunting license. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling 229.426.5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

All activities start inside the east entrance of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, 7 miles southwest of Folkston, GA, off the Okefenokee Parkway South (GA 121/23).

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

Glynn Visual Arts St Simons

Glynn Visual Arts Calendar

Summer - Fall 2014


529 Beachview Drive
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.638.8770
glynnart@bellsouth.net
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm

QUICK LINKS
Photography Classes
On-Going Classes
Pottery Classes
Workshops
Kids Classes
Partners in Art


Gallery Shows

The Big Photo Show    
featuring the Coastal Photographer's Guild
In its 6th year, largest local photography exhibit in Glynn County2014 Festival de Arte - Juried Art Show
Exhibition Dates:
September 3rd - September 27th

Opening Reception: Thursday

From Mountains to Sea
featuring the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild
Showing:  August 2-29
Reception: Saturday,  August 2, 1:00-2:30pm

Festa dell 'Arte, a Juried Exhibit
Gallery Show: September 3 - 27th
Reception: Thursday, September 4    6:00-8:00pm
An Italian festival featuring Italian opera, Italian wine and  antipasti  – $20 member/$30 non-member


Workshops

Plein Air Workshop with Peggy Everett     
September 24, 25 & 26 from 10am-4pm
Cost: $450 members/$475 non-members
Oil or Acrylic, all levels of experience,all subject matter
I will be taking each student to the next level. Each student will have a individual supply list depending on Level, Medium, Subject Matter, and Style i.e.: Acrylic painting from photo of a pet or plein air oil painting of an oak tree or an abstract (objective and non objective) Whatever you wish you could paint…..and how to see it, use your medium, and accomplish it. Each student will produce successful art.

z e n t a n g l e®
Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:30
Learn to draw beautiful art even if you have never drawn before. The Zentangle method is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. All ages and all skill levels can benefit from Zentangle — increased focus and relaxation, decreased stress and fun! The Zentangle method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Learn more at zentangle.com. Susan Ricci Certified Zentangle Teacher.


Special Events

Festa dell 'Arte
An Italian festival featuring Italian opera, Italian wine and antipasti 
$20 member/$30 non-member
September 4th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Glynn Art in the Park Fall Festival
October 11th and 12th 9am-5pm
Glynn Visual Arts is the oldest premier sponsor of art in the Golden Isles of Georgia, with over 50 years of experience organizing art festivals as well as gallery exhibits. The 45th Annual Fall "Glynn Art in the Park" Festival is held in Postell Park on St. Simons Island, under live oak trees and surrounded by history.  The festival is located in the heart of St. Simon’s Village, next to the historical lighthouse, fishing pier, shopping and restaurants. This thriving cultural community attracts thousands of local, national and international visitors every year.   Our mission to promote and encourage creative expression is highlighted within this show.  We invite you to be a part of this exciting event.


Ongoing Classes

MONDAYS

Drawing and Painting with Sherry Egger
Sherry will be teaching drawing in charcoal/color pencils and painting in acrylics and oil.
Date/Time: Every Mon. 9am-noon.
Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for a series of 4 classes. Glynn Visual Arts, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770
Oil & Acrylic with Barbara Mueller
Learn to paint on canvas or better your technique. Open to all levels. Call for supplies. High school students are welcome.
Date/Time: Every Mon. from 3pm - 6pm.
Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 6 classes.

TUESDAYS

Pastel Painting with Louise Eaton
Explore various techniques such as under painting, still life painting and more.  Drawing experience is helpful. Call for supply list.
Date/Time: Every Tues. from 9:30am - 12:30 pm.
Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 4 classes.

WEDNESDAYS

Oil & Acrylic with Barbara Mueller
Learn to paint on canvas or better your technique. Open to all levels. Call for supplies. High school students are welcome. 
Date/Time: Every Wed from 10am - noon.
Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 6 classes. Cost: $30 for single drop-in. $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 6 classes.

Open Studio with Ken
Come and paint with Ken Wallin who facilitates a wonderful atmosphere to guide you on a your journey to successful art.
Every Wed. from 1pm - 4pm
Cost: $20 per session.

StoryDrawing School 2014 with Bob Pendarvis.
Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00
Cost $350 per session.

THURSDAYS

Adult Pottery Class with instructor, Debbie Craig
Date/Time: Every Thursday from 9am - 11:30am
$27 drop-in. $130 for 6 classes for members/$145 for 6 classes for non-members
Clay: $25/25 lbs. Glynn Visual Arts, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

Watercolor with Lynn St Clair
Learn the basics of watercolor. Must reserve a space. Date/Time: Every Thur. from 9:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 4 classes.

Adult Pottery Class with instructor, Debbie Craig
Date/Time: Every Thur. from 6pm-8:30pm
$27 drop-in / $130 for 6 classes for members / $145 for 6 classes for non-members
Clay: $25/25 lbs.

Pottery for Kids w/Debbie Craig
Date/Time: Every Sat. from 10am - 11:30am
Students must be 7 years old.
Cost: $95 member/$105 nonmember for 6 classes. Drop-in: $18. Glynn Visual Arts, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770
StoryDrawing School 2014 for kids with Bob Pendarvis.
Saturday mornings from 10:00 - 11:30
Cost $25 per class or $135 per session.

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