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Historic Sites & Monuments

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
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
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 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

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

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 Art Association, 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 Art Association, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 638-8770. Pottery, Hand-Building and Wheel Ongoing classes. Glynn Art Association 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 Art Association, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 912.638.8770.


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

St. Simons Island 2014 Calendar of Events

APRIL 2014

MAY 2014

JUNE 2014

JULY 2014

AUGUST 2014


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

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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

APRIL 2014

April 10:
On Stage at the Ritz! “Cinema Gourmet: The African Queen” 6:30 p.m. In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart are unforgettable in John Huston’s classic adventure. Members $15 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $5 ages 18 and under; Non-Members $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 age 18 and under. Day of Show, Members $20/$15/$5; Non-Members $25/$20/$5. 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

April 11 – 13:
46th Annual “Blessing of the Fleet” the 2013 Blessing promises to be the biggest and most entertaining yet. This will be 46th year of the Blessing of the Fleet, a 3-day festival that will attract thousands of people to Darien, Georgia. $5 for age 13 and up on Friday and Saturday. Twelve and under are admitted free with a paying adult. There is no admission charge for Sunday’s events. (912) 437-BOTF (2683) or blessingofthefleet.com.

April 12 - 13:
Art in the Park
McIntosh Art Association
404 Northway
Darien, Georgia 31305
912.437.7711

April 12 - 13:
Glynn Art Association Art in the Park EXTRAvARTganza
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm)
Talented artists and craftspeople from across the country with displays under the live oaks at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. What a wonderful way to spend a lovely spring day in  a beautiful setting! Contact the Glynn Art Association at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at upthecreekmolnar@att.net.

April 14 – 20:
The 46th RBC Heritage will take place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” The Northern Irishman PGA TOUR golfer, Graeme McDowell was the 2013 Heritage tournament winner. (843) 671-2448 or rbcheritage.com.

April 15:
Springtime Marsh & Beach Walks!
2:00-4:00pm
Explore what life is all about at the shore from sea oats to seashells, & shorebirds to sand dollars—OR fiddlers, periwinkles, marsh grass, and more at the muddy salt marsh! $20 Adults. $12 Children 12 and under. More Details & Reservations, call: Georgia Beachwalk Nature Programs 912.266.2473

April 18 – 27:
On Stage at the Ritz! “On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning By Eric Overmeyer” 8 p.m., Sunday Matinee, 3 p.m. Three ‘sister sojourners’, each a prototypical Victorian lady explorer, equipped with dialog as pithy as their helmets, thwack their machetes through the wilderness and put the lie to any charge that they are representatives of a weaker sex. Don’t miss Golden Isles Arts & Humanities production of this intelligent and intrepid play full of wit, humor and discovery. Members $15 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $5 ages 18 and under; Non-Members $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 age 18 and under. Day of Show, Members $20/$15/$5; Non-Members $25/$20/$5. 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

April 22 and 23:
Springtime Marsh & Beach Walks!
2:00-4:00pm
Explore what life is all about at the shore from sea oats to seashells, & shorebirds to sand dollars—OR fiddlers, periwinkles, marsh grass, and more at the muddy salt marsh! $20 Adults. $12 Children 12 and under. More Details & Reservations, call: Georgia Beachwalk Nature Programs 912.266.2473

April 25:
Springtime Marsh & Beach Walks!
11:00am-1:00pm
Explore what life is all about at the shore from sea oats to seashells, & shorebirds to sand dollars—OR fiddlers, periwinkles, marsh grass, and more at the muddy salt marsh! $20 Adults. $12 Children 12 and under. More Details & Reservations, call: Georgia Beachwalk Nature Programs 912.266.2473

MAY 2014

May 17:
The Jekyll Island Turtle Crawl & Nest Fest is a USAT Sanctioned Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon produced by Peak Racing Team. ‘Tri” to help sea turtles by registering for the Olympic or Sprint Triathlon events or the 5K Run by clicking here. The event will take place along Beachfront Park near the new Jekyll Island Convention Center. After swimming, biking, and running along Jekyll Island’s scenic beaches, roadways, and paved bike paths, crafts and educational activities, provided by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, will be on-site for turtle enthusiasts of all ages. Events culminate with the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center! Events benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, 214 Stable Rd. Nest Fest activities and sea turtle release are FREE to the public. This year’s event also features the “Race for Their Survival” fundraising through Firstgiving.com. Help us continue our mission of conservation through sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education! Telephone 877.453.5955.

May 24 – 25:
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 Mallory St. In the historic Pier Village area. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Always Free admission and parking. Phone 912.267.7822 or visit stsimonsantiques.com.

JUNE 2014

June 1 – 30:
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.

June 1 – 30:
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.

June 1 – 2:
Annual 2013 Original Georgia Sea Islands Festival at Gascoigne Bluff Park! Celebrating the 36th presentation of the Original Georgia Sea Islands Festival, highlighting the African American culture and heritage in Coastal Georgia. The festivals entertainment will be headlined with jazz, dancers, gospel, old time spirituals and blues singers. There will also be Gullah Geechee cuisine, crafts, demonstrations and much more. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12 Noon-6 p.m. (912) 634-0330 or ssiheritagecoalition.org.

June 1:
Plantations of St. Simons Island! Original oils and scale models by Mildred Huie depicting the island’s 13 historical plantations. 3-5 p.m. Mildred Huie Museum, 1819 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or LeftBankArtGallery.com.

June 3 – 7:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities camp for ages 6-7 (Minimum class enrollment: 8, Max enrollment: 14). Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dr. Seuss’s Fantastical Adventures: Explore the zany world of Dr. Seuss with games, imagination, and a Seussified vocabulary culminating in a presentational sharing of our classroom adventure. Tuition: $175 (includes lunch); Location: College of Coastal Georgia; Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson. (912) 262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org.

June 3:
The Art of Dog Training! Basics of training by Tommy Stark, in conjunction with Humane Society art show (See Visual Arts above). 7-9 p.m. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association, (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

June 4 – 29:
Art Unleashed with the Humane Society! Exhibit of animal paintings. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association, (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

June 7 – July 13:
Georgia Artists with Disabilities! Annual touring exhibit of award-winning work from artists through state. Opening reception June 7, 5-8 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

June 8:
Georgia Buffalo Ranch Family Fun Day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Please join us for a Family FUN Day at the Georgia Buffalo Ranch & Trading Post, 11495 Hwy 17, Townsend, GA. We will have something for everyone, so bring out the whole family. A bounce house and face painting for the kids! Bison cooking demonstrations. Entertainment, food, fun for all ages and so much more. Our original Buffalo Buggy will be doing its thing ? touring the ranch – along with our 2 new additional buggies! (912) 580-6849 or GeorgiaBuffalo@gmail.com or GeorgiaBuffalo.com/#!family-fun-day/c1cke.

June 8:
Horton House Living History! Join period reenactors and sample daily life in the 1730s through variety of hands-on activities. Horton House, 375 Riverview Dr. Jekyll Island Museum, (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.

June 8:
Career Academy Foundation Golf Scramble will take place on Jekyll Island with a chance to win a new Buick Encore from Nalley Honda. Shotgun start at 9 a.m.Rick Townsend, (912) 506-5347 for more details.

June 9:
A Little Light Music Concert Series, 7 p.m. Spike at the Beach, Playing the best dance music from the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. Bring the family, friends, a picnic supper and lawn chairs and relax with us on the St. Simons Lighthouse oceanfront grounds. $12 adults, children under 12 and Keepers of the Light admitted free. Season tickets are $50 available in the museum store. 601 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org/music.html.

June 9:
2nd Sunday a popular family-friendly music event that takes place at Gascoigne Bluff, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr., Next to Epworth By The Sea, on St. Simons Island. The proceeds from Second Sunday benefit a variety of select local charitable organizations. Hundreds of music fans, families, friends – locals and visitors alike – who converge on the park armed with lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, 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. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled community event! 1-7 p.m. Steve Swan, (912) 617-4148 or facebook.com/secondsunday.georgia.

June 10 – 21:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities camp for ages 8-11 (Minimum class enrollment: 10, Max enrollment: 20). Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Magical World of Harry Potter: Young performers will spend these sessions learning about and practicing theatre skills including acting and writing. They will bewitch you with a class-created performance at the end of the session based on the beloved Harry Potter book series. Tuition: $300 (includes lunch); Location: College of Coastal Georgia; Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson. (912) 262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org.

June 14 – 15:
Golden Isles Kingfish Classic! This is a spectator friendly event so come on out to Gascoigne Bluff Park for food, drinks and fun. Watch the train of boats go out early in the mornings and the boats bring in their catch to be weighed. 206 Marina Dr., Morningstar Marina. (912) 480-0266 or fishska.com/schedule/2013/4/.

June 17 – 21:
Clay & Collage Children’s Summer Workshop. Child must be 7 years old or above. Work in clay beginning of the week. Then collage. Then finish clay work with collage techniques and mixed media. Focus is on “process”. Materials provided. Dress for mess. Bring lunch. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Cost: $135 per child per week, materials included. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr., (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

June 18:
The Annual Dinner of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Special Awards & “Passing of the Gavel” at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Social Hour 6 p.m. & Dinner 7 p.m. Resort Casual Attire. Call Kathy Stratton (912) 265-0620 or kstratton@bgicoc.com or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

June 21 – 22:
27th Annual Two Way Sportfishing Club’s Kingfish Tournament! Benefits various local charities and Offshore Reef Development. Fishing hours 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Two Way Fish Camp & Marina, 250 Ricefield Way, Brunswick. (912) 265-0410 or fishska.com/schedule/2013/4/.

June 23:
The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosts Jazz in the Park! 7-9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Season pass $35. Jazz in the Park features some of the best local and regional jazz musicians. Planned for a high tide evening for maximum breeze and comfort, the concert brings residents and tourists alike to beautiful Neptune Park at the edge of the ocean for one of the most pleasant and entertaining evenings you can spend in the Golden Isles. Bring and chair or blanket, relax, and enjoy the music! 110 Mallery St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

June 23:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge “Full Moon Celebration”. 5-10 p.m and Live Music at 7 p.m. with The Not Brothers. $5 Spanish Wines & Sangrias, $3 Coronas, $6 House Ritas. Casual Island Dining with the best Moon View. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.

June 24 – 28:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities camp for ages 6-7 (Minimum class enrollment: 8, Max enrollment: 14). Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dr. Seuss’s Fantastical Adventures: Explore the zany world of Dr. Seuss with games, imagination, and a Seussified vocabulary culminating in a presentational sharing of our classroom adventure. Tuition: $175 (includes lunch); Location: College of Coastal Georgia; Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson. (912) 262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org.

June 24 – 28:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities camp for ages 14-18 (Minimum class enrollment: 4, Max enrollment: 10). Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Filmmaking 1: Young filmmakers come together to experience all angles of film production – from scrip creation to filming to editing. This high-intensity camp is a perfect introduction to film creation for interested young people with little or no experience. Tuition: $200; Location: Historic Ritz Theatre; Instructor: T.J. Thompson. (912) 262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org.

June 24 – 28:
Clay & Collage Children’s Summer Workshop. Child must be 7 years old or above. Work in clay beginning of the week. Then collage. Then finish clay work with collage techniques and mixed media. Focus is on “process”. Materials provided. Dress for mess. Bring lunch. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Cost: $135 per child per week, materials included. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr., (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

June 27 – 29:
Fresh Produce, 315 Mallery St., is celebrating ‘Live Life, Enjoy Color: A Coastal Affair’. For more than 25 years, Fresh Produce has drawn inspiration from the rich colors that leave women feeling confident, and effortless style that reflects carefree beachside living. On Thursday, Fresh Produce will welcome shoppers to a kick-off reception to start the celebration with celebratory wine, cupcakes, and more, 5-7 p.m. (912) 638-1016.

June 28 – July 1:
Grand Camp at Epworth By The Sea! Time for grandparents and their elementary aged grandchildren to make memories at Epworth By The Sea! Learn about sea turtles, visit our historic Coast Guard Station & Fort Frederica, “Swing Your Grand Partner” square dance, picnic by the riverside, and go on a scavenger hunt! 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 912-638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org/events.html.

June 28:
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Economic Development Authority, 3-5 p.m. Join us to celebrate our new headquarters at 1505 Richmond St., Second Floor in historic downtown Brunswick. Light refreshments will be served. (912) 265-0620 or info@brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

June 29 – 30:
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 Mallory 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.

June 30 – July 3:
Kids Cooking Camp at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel! Now the young ones can also enjoy interacting with our chefs and learning basic skills all while savoring the delights of their cooking. Please call the hotel directly for questions or to reserve this package at (800) 535-9547 or (912) 635-2600 or jekyllclub.com/packages/kids-cooking-camp.

JULY 2014

July 1 – 31:
Donna MacPherson featured artist in lobby; photography. Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues., Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212.

July 1 – 31:
Showcasing the Permanent Collection Series: The Plantations of St. Simons. Featuring plantation paintings by Mildred Huie. Guided tours available. $5 per person donation suggested. Fri.-Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mildred Huie Museum, 1819 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

July 1 – 31:
Celebrating the French Connection: In honor of Bastille Day, a collection of fine French Neo-Impressionists oil paintings, 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.

July 1 – 31:
Spotlight Artist: Showcase of Harold Reeves Photography using coastal themes. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Old Jail Art Center, 404 North Way, Darien. McIntosh Art Association, (912) 437-7711 or mcintoshartassociation.com.

July 4:
St. Simons Island 4th of July Celebration! The annual fireworks display begins at about 9 p.m. at Neptune Park in Pier Village. Bring your lounge chairs, towels and plan to be their early to find parking.

July 4:
Fireworks and families from across the region will be present on Jekyll Island for the day-long showing of patriotism. Celebrate freedom. Celebrate America. Celebrate on Jekyll Island! At nightfall, enjoy a fireworks finale on the beach. (877) 453-5955.

July 4:
Brunswick’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration! Bring yourself, your family, friends and join thousands of happy kids and adults for free games, free watermelon, and free fireworks at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick. The festivities start at 7 p.m. and feature organized and supervised classic games like sack races, tug-of-wars, horseshoes, various ball games, hula-hoop contests and more. Players compete for prizes of delicious whole South Georgia watermelons. Can’t win or just don’t want to play but you still have a taste for watermelon? Free slices are handed out all evening, compliments of the City of Brunswick. The fireworks over the waters of the East River and Oglethorpe Bay start about 9 p.m. and last 30 minutes. A great, fun, family event that’s sponsored each year by The City of Brunswick, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, and the Downtown Development Authority.

July 4:
Sea Island 4th of July Celebration for residents and guests of Sea Island! The Cloister and Beach Club have many activities schedule each year during the 4th of July weekend. July 4th usually begins with a flag raising ceremony and ends the day of family fun and celebration with a Fireworks Spectacular at the Beach Club usually around 9 p.m. Click here for more information about events at Sea Island.

July 4:
Join the Jekyll Island Club Hotel at the beach pavilion for their annual 4th of July Cookout. Great food followed by the sun and sand is a perfect way to celebrate independence day. Grab your beach gear and head to Jekyll Island for a perfect day. Fireworks at sunset. (912) 635-2600 or visit jekyllclub.com.

July 5 – 7:
Annual St. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival Arts & Crafts Show sponsored by the Pier Village Association! Postell Market on Beachview Drive – Pier Village St. Simons Island. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. all days. artdowntowngallery209.com.

July 7:
A Little Light Music Concert Series, 7 p.m. Mason Waters and the Groove Allstars, Red hot, local favorites! Bring the family, friends, a picnic supper and lawn chairs and relax with us on the St. Simons Lighthouse oceanfront grounds. $12 adults, children under 12 and Keepers of the Light admitted free. Season tickets are $50 available in the museum store. 601 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org/music.html.

July 8 – 19:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities camp for ages 12-16 (Minimum class enrollment: 10, Max enrollment: 20). Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Actors Academy: Young actors will spend morning building acting skills with heater heath and afternoons creating a unique performance with Lucy Lyn Bryson to be presented on the last day of camp. Guaranteed to stretch your creativity and self-expression no matter what theatrical experience you have. Tuition: $300 (includes lunch); Location: College of Coastal Georgia; Instructors: Heather Heath and Lucy Lynn Bryson. (912) 262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org.

July 11:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Sing-Along, 7 p.m. $5 for all ages. Free popcorn, door prizes, Willy Wonka costume contests. Cartoons and shorts 30 minutes before show time. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

July 11:
Petit Recital, 7 p.m. College of Coastal Georgia, 3700 Altama Ave., Brunswick. Coastal Youth Symphony, (912) 230-7124 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

July 13 - 27:
Greyfield Inn Hosts Fourth Annual Island Camp in July 2014
Greyfield Inn invites guests to experience an annual summer tradition for the entire family with the return of the Island Camp from Sunday, July 13 through Sunday, July 27. The Island Camp program offers the unique opportunity for families to enjoy a vacation together while engaging youngsters and teenagers with educational and fun adventures. Activities will provide children with a relaxed atmosphere to meet new friends, featuring arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, bee keeping, kayaking, kite flying, tie dying, and much more. Creating a multi-generational experience, fun is in store for adults and teenagers at Island Camp as well, with chances to soak up the sun or participate in guided kayak or canopy tours. Rates for two-night stay packages for two range from $875 to $1,375 and three-night packages range from $1,225 to $1,900. All accompanying children are $175 per day, which will include all Island Camp activities, necessary supplies, transportation to Cumberland Island, room accommodations, and three meals a day with unlimited snacks. To book your trip, visit www.greyfieldinn.com or call 888.357.7617. Call and make your reservations today.

July 14:
Mexican Fiesta Dance Party Salsa, Latin, Ballroom dancing and party mixers. Live music by Lorna Greenwood. BYOB and appetizer or desert to share. 5-8:30 p.m. $25 per person. Brunswick Shrine Club, 155 Darien Hwy. The Golden Isles Dancers, (912) 634-8219 or dancegoldenisles.com.

July 15 – 19:
Clay & Collage Children’s Summer Workshop. Child must be 7 years old or above. Work in clay beginning of the week. Then collage. Then finish clay work with collage techniques and mixed media. Focus is on “process”. Materials provided. Dress for mess. Bring lunch. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Cost: $135 per child per week, materials included. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr., (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

July 17 – 21 & 24 – 28:
The Emperor’s New Clothes Youth production of classic story, with a twist. Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., at 3:30. $10 adults, $8 student, $5 child. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. Island Players, (912) 638-0338 or theislandplayers.com.

July 18:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz, Psycho, 7 p.m. $5 for all ages. Free popcorn, door prizes. Cartoons and shorts 30 minutes before show time. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

July 21:
The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosts Jazz in the Park features Sam Rodriguez Latin Jazz! 7-9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Season pass $35. Jazz in the Park features some of the best local and regional jazz musicians. Planned for a high tide evening for maximum breeze and comfort, the concert brings residents and tourists alike to beautiful Neptune Park at the edge of the ocean for one of the most pleasant and entertaining evenings you can spend in the Golden Isles. Bring and chair or blanket, relax, and enjoy the music! 110 Mallery St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

July 22 – 26:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities camp for ages 14-18 (Minimum class enrollment: 4, Max enrollment: 10). Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Filmmaking 2: Young filmmakers build of skills learned in Filmmaking 1 while creating a short film integrating advanced camera angles, special effects, and more. Students must have taken previous film camp or approval of camp instructor to enroll in this camp. Tuition: $200; Location: Historic Ritz Theatre; Instructor: T.J. Thompson. (912) 262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org.

July 22 – 26:
Clay & Collage Children’s Summer Workshop. Child must be 7 years old or above. Work in clay beginning of the week. Then collage. Then finish clay work with collage techniques and mixed media. Focus is on “process”. Materials provided. Dress for mess. Bring lunch. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Cost: $135 per child per week, materials included. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr., (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

July 22 – August 2:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities camp for ages 8-11 (Minimum class enrollment: 10, Max enrollment: 20). Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Magical World of Harry Potter: Young performers will spend these sessions learning about and practicing theatre skills including acting and writing. They will bewitch you with a class-created performance at the end of the session based on the beloved Harry Potter book series. Tuition: $300 (includes lunch); Location: College of Coastal Georgia; Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson. (912) 262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org.

July 22:
The Sea Island Golf Club will host the Davis Love III Junior Open Junior-Fundraiser of the American Junior Golf Association (501c3 organization). The project is dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. Some of the proceeds will be benefiting the Davis Love Foundation. Each foursome will consist of one junior amateur. The amateurs playing are coming from all over the country, as well as internationally. Scott Reid at (912) 634-3266 or click here to download the flyer.

July 25:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 7 p.m. $5 for all ages. Free popcorn, door prizes. Cartoons and shorts 30 minutes before show time. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

July 25:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours! 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Marshside Grill, 1200 Glynn Ave. $5 members, $7 non-members. NETWORKING – LIVE MUSIC – GREAT FOOD & FUN! Bring plenty of business cards with you. (912) 265-0620 or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

July 29 – 30:
The Friends of the Island Players present: Audition Workshops! 7-9 p.m. at the Casino Theatre, Pier Village. Learn about this year’s production, and practice auditioning skills. (912) 270-1282 or friendsoftheislandplayers@gmail.com.

July 29:
Family Picnic and Show/Movie, for the whole family, 1 p.m. Camden County Public Library, 1410 Highway 40 East, Kingsland. (912) 729-3741 or threeriverslibraries.org.

AUGUST 2014

August 1 – 31:
Showcasing the Permanent Collection Series, Mildred Huie’s Garden Scenes View works from the permanent collection featuring Huie’s paintings of the Cloister gardens. Guided tours available. $5 per person donation suggested. Fri.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Mildred Huie Museum, 1819 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

August 1 – 31:
New Fine Oil Paintings by Regional Artists! 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 1:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz, Saturday Night Fever, 7 p.m. $5 for all ages. Free popcorn, door prizes, Saturday Night Fever costume contests. Cartoons and shorts 30 minutes before show time. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

August 2 – 31:
Annual Art Teacher Exhibit! Welcome in the school year with Glynn County’s art teachers. Reception Aug. 2 from 5-8 p.m. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

August 2 – 4:
Savannah Yoga Center hosts, Yoga & Meditation Retreat at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel with Kelley Boyd. This amazing Yoga and Meditation weekend also includes two nights accommodations at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel, breakfast buffet each morning in the Grand Dining Room and group dinner on Friday evening. You will experience informative presentations, incredible Yoga classes , and an experience that will resonate with you far beyond the weekend. (912) 232-2994 or savannahyoga.com.

August 4:
A Little Light Music Concert Series, 7 p.m. Harry O’Donoghue, Master Irish folksinger, storyteller and songwriter. Bring the family, friends, a picnic supper and lawn chairs and relax with us on the St. Simons Lighthouse oceanfront grounds. $12 adults, children under 12 and Keepers of the Light admitted free. Season tickets are $50 available in the museum store. 601 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org/music.html.

August 4:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 3 p.m. $5 for all ages. Free popcorn, door prizes. Cartoons and shorts 30 minutes before show time. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

August 10 – September 1:
BOEING! BOEING! Farce by Marc Camoletti. Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $25. Art Downtown/Brunswick Actors’ Theatre, 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 280-0023 or brunswickactorstheatre.com.

August 11 – 13:
Auditions! Open call for production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. 7 p.m. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. Island Players, (912) 638-0338 or theislandplayers.com.

August 16 – 18:
Sea Islands Black Heritage Festival! Variety of events around St. Simons Island. Seaislandsheritagefestival.com.

August 17:
Start off the weekend with the Shag-A-Ganza and Beach Party, featuring DJ Wayne Bennett and the Carolina Breakers. Along with the concert, guests can enjoy the Beach Bar, a full list of vendors, games and additional entertainment after the Beach Party portion has ended. The Beach party will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Great Dunes Park, 75 North Beachview Dr. Admission is FREE. jekyllisland.com/events.

August 17:
Auditions! Open call for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities’ upcoming season of productions. 11 a.m. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

August 17:
Auditions! Open call for ages 13-17 to audition for the Young Actors Ensemble. 2 p.m. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

August 17:
Sunset Masquerade Ball! DJ music and dancing, masks and accessories by the Wilbourn Sisters. 8 p.m. $20 donation. Heritage Center at the Lighthouse, 610 Beachview Dr. Sea Islands Heritage Festival, (912) 230-2834 or 230-2831 or seaislandsheritagefestival.com.

August 17:
Golden Isles Track Club Summer Fun Run, Walk! Jog, walk or run, 8 a.m., starting at Palm Coast Coffee (SSI Village). The fun-runs are free and each will feature a 1-mile and a 3-mile course. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of each fun run for participants. Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to come join in the summer time fun. For more information contact Connie Chancey, (912) 268-2740 or cnorwoodchancey@yahoo.com.

August 18:
Tribute to Gospel Legends! Performance by award winning Sheryl Renee. 11 a.m. Historic First African Baptist Church, 5800 Frederica Rd. Sea Islands Black Heritage Festival, (912) 230.2834 or 230-2831 or apca004@aol.com.

August 18:
The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosts Jazz in the Park! 7-9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Season pass $35. Jazz in the Park features some of the best local and regional jazz musicians. Planned for a high tide evening for maximum breeze and comfort, the concert brings residents and tourists alike to beautiful Neptune Park at the edge of the ocean for one of the most pleasant and entertaining evenings you can spend in the Golden Isles. Bring and chair or blanket, relax, and enjoy the music! 110 Mallery St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

August 22 – September 30:
Art of the World, honoring Dr. & Mrs. Gregory F. Aloia, College of Coastal Georgia! Opening night reception, August 22, 4:30-7 p.m. Visitors welcome, reservations appreciated. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd., (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

August 22:
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 23 – 31:
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks! Comedy by Richard Alfieri. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. $15 per person. Old City Hall, Brunswick. C.A.P.E. Theatre, (912) 580-9920 or capetheatre.org.

August 24 – 25:
End of Summer Weekend Art & Craft Market at Postell Park on Beachview Drive – Pier Village St. Simons Island. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. both days. artdowntowngallery209.com.

August 31 – September 2:
Emmaus By The Sea! A regional gathering of Walk To Emmaus participants and guests for fellowship, praise and worship and study. Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

August 31 – September 2:
Southern Gospel Music Celebration! Featuring, The Jonesmen Quartet, The Harmony Sisters, Sounds of Grace, The Undone Quartet and God’s Own. A wonderful weekend that you don’t want to miss! Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

August 31 – September 1:
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 Mallory 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.



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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Rd.
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7836
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. 
  
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. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot 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/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).

April 2014 Calendar

Folkston, GA…..Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will be offering an array of activities for families to enjoy throughout the month of April 2014. Every Saturday, new programs will be offered. For questions, or to inquire more about programming, contact the Visitor Center at 912.496.7836.

Saturday, April 5

Bicycle to Chesser Island Homestead (and back!), 8:00-12:00pm
Cycle the Swamp Island Drive and discover unique plants, critters, and birds of the swamp’s uplands, with a stop at the Chesser Homestead and Boardwalk.  Bring a daypack, snacks, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Use your own bike or rent one from Okefenokee Adventures for $10.  Program is free, but registration required. Contact the Visitor Center at 912-496-7836 to register.
 
Pollinator Pals, 1:30-2:00 pm
Many people think of bees when thinking of pollinators, but did you know that birds and even bats are pollinators? Learn more about our pollinator pals, and why we rely so much on them in our daily lives. Gain insight on the process of pollination, and even how to make your yard more pollinator friendly!
 
Keystone - Gopher Tortoise, 2:30-3:00pm
The Gopher Tortoise is an endangered species. Although they are slow and steady, this interesting creature is more than meets the eye. Find out how this animal makes its home in the Okefenokee, and even how other wildlife benefit from having the Gopher Tortoise in their ecosystem!

Saturday, April 12

Painting Nature with Acrylic Colors, 9:00-12:00pm
An introduction to acrylic painting. An artist will provide insight on painting your very own nature scene. Recommended for ages 15 and up. All skills levels welcome. Registration and $15.00 fee required. Contact the refuge Visitor Center at 912-496-7836 to register. Limited space available. Meet in the Environmental Education Classroom.
 
Family Nature Series - Sounds of Nature, 10:00-11:00am
Join a refuge ranger for the start of the Family Nature Series. Family friendly and FREE, the Family Nature Series offers fun activities, stories, and crafts for children and families. This week, experience the sounds of nature. From the buzz of a bumblebee to the hoot of an owl, nature makes its own music. Come and listen for more sounds of nature! Meet at the Kid’s Corner in the Visitor Center.

Saturday, April 19

EARTH DAY - Charlton Trash Cleanup, 8:00-10:00am
Looking for a way to help “Keep Charlton Beautiful?” Join others from the local community in a trash cleanup in celebration of Earth Day in the area of Folkston. Meet at the Prospect Baptist Church off Hwy 121 at Mile Marker 30. All supplies will be provided. Contact Gracie Gooch at the Visitor Center at 912-496-7836 for more information. 

Family Nature Series – Creatures that Lay Eggs, 2:00-3:00pm
Join a refuge ranger for the Family Nature Series. Family friendly and FREE, the Family Nature Series offers fun activities, stories, and crafts for children and families. This week, learn of species that lay eggs. From birds to butterflies and fish to frogs, many animals care for young in the form of eggs. Also make an “egg-animal” craft! Meet at the Kid’s Corner of the Visitor Center.

Owl Prowl, 7:00-9:00pm
Join refuge rangers for a stroll down Chesser Island Boardwalk at sunset. Climb the Owls Roost Tower and experience an Okefenokee evening. Look, listen, and learn of nocturnal creatures of the swamp. Registration and $5 fee required. Contact the refuge Visitor Center at 912-496-7836 to register. Limited space available. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot.

Saturday, April 26

Pine Needle Basketry, 9:00am-1:00pm
An introduction into pine needle basketry on a gourd. Learn and create your own gourd basket! All supplies included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Registration and $30 fee required. Contact the refuge Visitor Center at 912-496-7836 to register. Limited space available. Meet in the Environmental Education Classroom.
 
Family Nature Series – Project Lorax, 10:00-11:00am
Join a refuge ranger for the Family Nature Series. Family friendly and FREE, the Family Nature Series offers fun activities, stories, and crafts for children and families. This week, experience the interesting story of The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss in celebration of Earth Day! Learn what you can do to protect the environment! Meet at the Kid’s Corner in the Visitor Center.

Dress an Oke Firefighter, 1:30-2:00pm
Fire is an important part of the Okefenokee ecosystem. From scheduled and monitored prescribed burns, to outbreaks of wildfire, the Okefenokee fire crew is always prepared. Come learn what it takes to be on the fire line. Learn about fire in the swamp and see the gear it takes to “dress an Okefenokee firefighter.”

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 http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwssoutheast.

Glynn Art Assocation St Simons

Glynn Art Calendar

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

March 2014

March 7 - March 29th
Parker Gallery Exhibit - A gallery exhibit featuring The Parker Family. Showing March 7th - March 29th. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

March 4 - March 29th
Photo Shoot out - A studio exhibit featuring the Photographers Guild. Showing March 4th - March 29th. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

March 8
10:30am -12:00pm
Aspects of Architecture with Ed Rowley. Ask an architect - Ed will lead a discussion about what architects really do and questions you should ask an architect. Free members/$5.00 non member. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770
Ed Rowley by Jack Davis

March 15 - 16
The Return of Clay and Chardonnay
Saturday 1 pm - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
The Glynn Art Association's potters will hold their Spring pottery sale!! There will be a great variety of clay work to choose from. You don't want to miss this opportunity to shop and talk to our clay artists about their work. It is always a fun event!

March 22 and 23
9:30am - 4:00pm
One Day Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with Mary O. Smith 
Location: Start at Glynn Art Association
Price: $100.00 Limited space available.
Bring your lunch or grab it out on location.

March 25
Photographing Sunsets (Beginner level) with Barbara Kraus. 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 2014

April 3-5 from 9:00 - 4:00 - Portrait Workshop with Martha Carpenter. Cost: $475.00. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

May 2014

May 15-17 from 9:00 - 4:00 - Pastel Workshop with Marsha Savage. Cost: $350.00 members / $375.00 non-members. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

September 2014

2014 Festival de Arte - Juried Art Show
Exhibition Dates:
September 3rd - September 27th

Opening Reception: Thursday
Sept. 4th 6:00 - 8:00 pm
An Italian festival featuring Italian opera, Italian wine and antipasti - $20/pp

Art Submission Process:
Artists may submit up to three entries for consideration in the exhibition. Art work must feature an Italian subject. The entry processing fee is $20.00.

Entry by email to Monica@GlynnArt.org must be submitted on or before July 15. Payment of the $20 processing fee can be paid via PayPal by visiting our website at www.GlynnArt.org under Events Tab. Images of your art will be used for jurying, web and printed materials. Click on button for complete Prospectus.

Established in 1953, Glynn Art Association (GAA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. It is supported through donations by its membership which is comprised of visual artists and art patrons. The Glynn Art Association’s mission is to promote and encourage creative expression with an emphasis on the visual arts and to enable its integration into the community.

The Glynn Art Association is composed of visual artists and art lovers who live full or part time within the area and provides juried artists with a venue for displaying and marketing their artwork.


On-Going Classes

MONDAYS
Drawing and Painting with Sherry Egger every Mon. 9am-noon. Sherry will be teaching drawing in charcoal/color pencils and painting in acrylics and oil. Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for a series of 4 classes. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

Oil & Acrylic with Barbara Mueller every Mon. from 3pm - 6pm. Learn to paint on canvas or better your technique. Open to all levels. Call for supplies. High school students are welcome. Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 6 classes. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

TUESDAYS
Pastel Painting with Louise Eaton every Tues. from 9:30am - 12:30 pm. Explore various techniques such as under painting, still life painting and more. Drawing experience is helpful. Call for supply list. Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 4 classes. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

WEDNESDAYS
Oil & Acrylic with Barbara Mueller every Wed from 10am - noon. Call for supplies. High school students are welcome. 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. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

Open Studio with Ken every Wed. from 1pm - 4pm - Come and paint with Ken Wallin who facilitates a wonderful atmosphere to guide you on a your journey to successful art. Cost: $20 per session. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

THURSDAYS
Artmania for kids with India Lee, every Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00. Everything art for kids ages 7 - 14. $80 member/$90 non-member for 4 classes. $25.00 drop-in. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

Adult Pottery Class with instructor, Debbie Craig every Thur 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 Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

Watercolor with Lynn St Clair every Thur. from 9:30am-12:30pm . Learn the basics of watercolor. Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 4 classes. Must RSVP. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

Adult Pottery Class with instructor, Debbie Craig 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. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

FRIDAY
Beyond the Basics with Carly Hardy every Fri from 9:30am - 12pm. Discuss the mental aspects of creating art by design and experiment. Explore the possibilities with group and individual analysis of your painting. Get creative with transparent oils/acrylics to achieve luminosity. Must RSVP. Cost: $98 member/$110 nonmember for 4 classes. Drop-in: $30. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

SATURDAY
Pottery for Kids w/Debbie Craig every Sat. from 10am - 11:30am. Students must be 7 years old. Cost: $95 member/$105 nonmember for 6 classes. Drop-in: $18. Glynn Art Association, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

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