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St. Simons Island 2018 Calendar of Events

St. Simons Island is always humming with a variety of fun activities and things to do year-round. From local farmer's markets, art and antique shows, Music in the Park, outdoor excursions, to wine tastings, gallery exhibits, tours, and on-going classes and workshops for creative pursuits such as painting, pottery, jewelry making or dance instruction, you'll never run out of things to do in the Golden Isles.

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Ongoing

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

Art Classes & Workshops
Several local organizations offer ongoing art classes and workshops for various media, ages, and experience levels; each with various times and prices. For more information visit:
Glynn Visual Arts : 529 Beachview Dr. Call 912.638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
SloGlo Gallery & Brunswick Actors' Theatre : 1413 Newcastle St. Call 912.262.0628 or visit SoGloGallery.com
McIntosh Art Association : 404 Northway, Darien. Call 912.437.7711 or visit mcintoshartassociation.com.

Community Support Group
FREE meetings each month at Frederica Presbyterian Church to help with general life coping skills, work, relationships, financial matters, illnesses, etc - call 912.577.8119 or visit freddypresssi.com.

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

Historic Downtown Tours
Tuesday through Saturday. Three tours daily: City Tour - 9:30am to 11am; Residential Tour - 4pm to 5:30pm; Combo Tour (City/Residential) - 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Reservations ONLY / Reserve ONLINE at SoGloGallery.com

Children's Pottery Classes
10am - 11:30am. Children ages 7 and up will enjoy instruction by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing and drop-in. Glynn Visual Arts Pottery Studio, 106 Island Drive. Call 912.638.8770 for more information or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Nature Walk
Enjoy a guided nature walk with local wildlife and eco experts who help explore the beaches of Jekyll Island and its marshes, dunes and maritime forest during year-round tours. Visit Tidelands Nature Center at 100 Riverview Dr., call 912.635.5032 or visit tidelands4h.org.
Every Monday

Painting Technique with Jennifer Broadus
6:30pm - 8:30 pm. Classes are ongoing and drop-in. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive on St. Simons Island. Call 912.638.8770 for more information or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
Every Tuesday

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

Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children.
10:30am at the Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. Call 912.267.1212 or visit trrl.org.
Third Tuesdays

Eco-Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing
Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island hosts an Eco-Lecture Series at 6pm on the third tuesday of each month. A new guest speaker each month will discuss eco and environmental topics regarding the preservation of Coastal Georgia. Sip a cocktail while enjoying the lovel marsh view. Cost is $10 per person (includes your first drink). Space is limited. RSVP online at VillageCreekLanding.com or call 912.399.0063.
Every Wednesday

Ken Wallin, Open Studio
1:00pm - 4:00 pm. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive on St. Simons Island. Call 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.

Golden Isles Music Together Music and movement classes for children ages birth through age six. It's Mommy/Daddy and Me musical fun! Starts at 10:30am, 6329 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island. Call 801.865.6897, email goldenislesmt@gmail.com or visit goldenislesmusictogether.com
Every Thursday

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

Adult Pottery Classes
Morning classes 9am-11:30am and evening classes 6pm - 8:30pm. Instruction in wheel and hand building by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing and drop-in. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org for more information.

Dance Instruction
Seaside Dance Association provides Dance Instruction/Practice, social and ballroom dance. Beginners 7pm; Advanced 8:15pm. $5 members, $8 non-members. Held at the St. Simons Elementary School cafeteria, 805 Ocean Blvd. For more information call 912.634.9527.
Fourth Thursdays

Monthly Bike Events Hosted by St. Simons Land Trust Ambassadors
Events take place on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm and routes begin and finish at the happy hour destination and will be a leisurely couple mile ride. Please click here to view the full schedule. The rides are free and no reservations are required.
First Friday

Downtown Promenade in Historic Downtown Brunswick
Brunswick welcomes you to area shops, galleries, restaurants, art openings, live music, food and beverage samples. From 5-8pm. Call 912.265.4032 or visit brunswickgeorgia.net.
Every Saturday

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

Children's Pottery Classes
10-11:30am. Children ages 7 and up will enjoy instruction by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. Drop-in class $18. 6 Classes for members $95. 6 Classes for non-members $105. Clay $13 for 12 lbs. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org for more information.
Second Sundays

Music in the Park
Hundreds of locals and visitors alike join together for this live music event at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island the second Sunday of every month from 1-7pm. The proceeds from Second Sunday benefit various local charitable organizations. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and enjoy listening to the live music. Raffle tickets are sold for door prizes contributed by area businesses. Kids can play in the inflatable bounce house and slides.

September 2018
September

Annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival
A weekend food festival celebrating Coastal Georgia seafood traditions, with a cooking contest and demonstrations, shrimp boat tours, arts and crafts, live music and a kid zone.

September 24

Moonrise Dining at ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature's beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO - St. Simons' only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean.

Call 912.268.5967 or visit echostsimons.com for more info.

September 28

Brunswick Community Day
Time: 11:30am
Location: Riversbrook Boutique 5427 Altama Ave Brunswick, GA 31525
Phone: 678.390.2681
Email: RiversbrookBoutique@gmail.com
Website: Click here to visit the website

Riversbrook Boutique will host its Community Fun Weekend for residents, families and visitors of Brunswick starting September 27th. Come and enjoy music, games and special deals...as well as explore the new redecorated re-branded Rivers Brook Boutique. This event will be hosted all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday..

September 29-30

Art Under the Oaks
Artists, handmade crafts and vendors gather under the trees in Neptune Park for a fun day of local festivities! This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 48th year hosting this beautiful fine arts & crafts festival now known as Art Under the Oaks. True to tradition, artists will hail from around the region representing a wide range of mediums. Seventy artists and craftsmen are expected to present a variety of original two dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal and glass - all available for purchase.

This festival is a fun event featuring unique offerings with something for everyone. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists and connect with them about their artwork. This makes the ownership or giving of a handcrafted piece much more meaningful because of the personal connection between the purchaser and the artist. In addition to beautiful artwork, free kids craft activities, great food vendors and music will make it an entertaining weekend for all.

10am - 5pm Daily
Postell Park, Pier Village
Saint Simons Island, GA

There is still time to apply for vendors. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION


October 2018


October

St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival
An annual foodie fest featuring local restaurants, farmers and artisans with tasting tents, farm stand and market. This event is a fundraiser for Hospice of the Golden Isles.

October

Georgia Florida Golf Classic
Bulldog and Gator fans alike gather on Jekyll Island each year for this traditional golf tournament held during the annual Georgia-Florida college football game. Tournament fee includes two rounds of golf at the Jekyll Island Golf Club, a practice round, and all the food and drinks you can handle. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Jekyll Island Foundation. For more information visit jekyllisland.com.

October 5, 12, 19, 26

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

DATES AND TIMES:
Friday, October 5 @ 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 12 @ 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 19 @ 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

COST: $15

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation on select nights this fall. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield's moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

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

October 6

CoastFest
Georgia's Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) hosts this annual event on the first Saturday in October in support of the 3-week national "CoastWeeks" event. The Georgia CoastFest is an educational-based event, with more than 70 environmental, research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast gathering at the GADNR Coastal Regional Headquarters near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. Interactive displays and hands-on exhibits are fun for adults and kids alike, with science experiments, reptiles and turtle shows, educational magic shows, military re-enactors, aquatic tanks with coastal Georgia sea life, and participatory crafting projects. For more information visit coastalgadnr.org.

October 13

Monster Mash Bash Halloween Costume Party!
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Where: American Legion Post 166 at Gascoigne Park, SSI

Start getting your costumes ready! This will be the Best Costume Party of the year! Join us for FUN, music, dancing, food, cash bar, a 50/50 raffle and a Spook-tac-ular Costume Contest! Get your exclusive tickets now! Space is limited.

$75 per person/$125 per couple includes entry, appetizers, one "Witches Brew" ticket and eligibility for the costume contest!

Purchase tickets by calling 912.638.8770 or online at glynnvisualarts.org or goldenislesarts.org

October 13

Auction & Dessert Fundraising for JAPI
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Epworth By the Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Email: jericho7arnaudprojects@yahoo.com
Website: Click here to visit the website
Description: Fundraiser Auction for JAPI
Tickets $15 with a dessert reception! We welcome donations. Make checks to JAPI
Arnaud is a remote village in the Southwest mountains of Haiti. This fundraising is for hospital and medical care. JAPI is a tax deductible IRS 501(C)3 Non-Profit Charity! Contact: Eunide Alexis Benjamin at 617.875.8956 for ticket information

October 18

Opening Reception for NARRATIVE at Glynn Visual Arts
5:30pm - 7:00pm

We are extremely excited to announce a super cool, new and different kind of exhibit at Glynn Visual Arts! NARRATIVE is a Sequential Arts Exhibition which will feature14 artists from around the country working in a variety of mediums including Comics, Animation, Gaming, Picture Books, Graphic Novels and Fantasy Illustration. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!

Exhibition Dates: October 16 - December 28, 2018

FEATURED ARTISTS

1. Tom Biondolillo (Comic artist, illustrator, writer and college professor who teaches sequential art, illustration, animation, game art, graphic novels)
2. Robert Atkins (Comic Book artist)
3. Scott Fischer (Fantasy illustrator and a recent guest of honor Dragon Con)
4. Daria Theodora (Fantasy Illustrator)
5. Michael Stribling (Leapfrog Gaming Art Director and comics covers illustrator)
6. Yvette Strickland (Fantasy and Sci-Fi illustrator)
7. Heidi Arnhold (Tokyopop and First Second graphic novel illustrator)
Sarah Myer (First Second graphic novelist, script and art)
8. Ty Romsa (Konami Gaming Illustrator)
9.Gally Articola (Marvel Comics Art Refurbisher, Fantasy Illustrator)
10.Laurel Shelley-Reuss (Olive Peril graphic novel illustrator, gaming illustrator)
11.Sophie Campbell (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, JEM)
12.Phil Craven (DreamWorks animation artist)
13.Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle artist)
14.Bob Pendarvis (Exhibition Curator - comic artist, illustrator, graphic novels. Guest presenter at Dragon Con. Founder of sequential arts program at Savannah College of Art & Design-SCAD)

Glynn Visual Arts
106 Island Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 912.638-.8770
Website: glynnvisualarts.org
E-mail: info@glynnvisualarts.org

October 20

5th Annual Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
TIME: 9am - 2pm

LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

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

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

Call 912.264.7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit GeorgiaStateParks.org

October 24

Moonrise Dining at ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature's beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO - St. Simons' only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean.

Call 912.268.5967 or visit echostsimons.com for more info.


November 2018
November 3

Clam Jam at Altama Plantation
Time: 4-8pm
Location: Altama Plantation
Phone: 855.902.4040
Email: sue@altamahariverkeeper.org
Website: altamahariverkeeper.org

Join us for the 2018 Altamaha Riverkeeper Clam Jam at Altama Plantation. Music, drinks, oysters, clams, BBQ and so much more. Incredible deals for unique gifts and getaways at our live and silent auctions.It's a great evening for a great cause. Get your tickets now at www.altamahariverkeeper.org

November 23

Moonrise Dining at ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature's beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO - St. Simons' only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean.

Call 912.268.5967 or visit echostsimons.com for more info.


December 2018




December

Jekyll Tree Lighting Festival & Holidays in History
The holidays come alive each year as Jekyll Island begins the season with the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the Historic District is resplendent with Christmas lights and decorations. The celebration continues with caroling, craft workshops, themed tours and other seasonal activities.

December 22

Moonrise Dining at ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature's beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO - St. Simons' only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean.

Call 912.268.5967 or visit echostsimons.com for more info.

December 31

New Year's Eve Celebration - Hosted by Echo St. Simons and The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

December 31

New Year's Eve Celebration: Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

INFORMATION:
Call 912.264.7333 or GeorgiaStateParks.org


January 2019
January 19

St. Simons Land Trust 19th Annual Oyster Roast

Time: 5-8 pm
Location: Gasgoigne Bluff Park
Phone: 912.638.9109
Email: mmoody@sslt.org
Website: www.sslt.org

St. Simons Land Trust 19th Annual Oyster Roast, Saturday, January 19, 2019, Gascoigne Bluff. Oysters, Low Country Boil and a variety of dishes from over 50 local restaurants. Music by Jamie Renee and The Walkers. 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $85, or $60 for members if purchased by Jan. 11. (912) 638-9109. www.sslt.org. This is a fabulous community event, hope to see you there!


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Glynn Visual Arts St. Simons Island Glynn Visual Arts

106 Island Drive
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.638.8770
info@glynnvisualarts.org
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
glynnvisualarts.org

Visit the GVA website for current events, workshops, classes and ongoing activities.

FALL 2018 at GVA

MONTHLY ARTIST'S FORUM
First Tuesday of the Month
September 4th
7-9pm
Bring your work to share & discuss and feel free to bring snacks and libations!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


FREE KID'S ART FAIR
Saturday, September 8th
10am-1pm
FUN ART activities for kids including community recycled art project, mural and more...

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


ART UNDER THE OAKS

September 29th & 30th, 2018
10am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday
Postell Park at the Pier Village
Fabulous arts & crafts, music, food, kid's table & more...

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


WAX POETIC artwork by Motte Thomas
New Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, September 13th
Exhibition dates: September 11 - October 12th, 2018
Join us for this amazing show of meticulously executed encaustic work showing for the first time on the east coast.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO




On-Going Events, Classes, & Workshops

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

New Perspectives
Experience the beauty of our marshlands and tidal creeks from a new perspective. Glenda Cason Gallery, 261 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island. 912.634.7770. www.glendacasongallery.com

Downtown Promenade
Explore the galleries and stores of Historic Downtown Brunswick the first Friday of every month. 5-8pm. Art, gifts and more; light refreshments served at most locations. 912.279.0023.

Passport to the Century
Hear the story of the Jekyll Island Club and visit two cottages. Daily tours.

Seaside Dance Association Dance Instruction/Practice
Social and ballroom dance. Thursdays. Beginners 7pm. Advanced 8:15pm. $5 members, $8 non-members. St. Simons Elementary School cafeteria, 805 Ocean Blvd., SSI. 912.634.9527.

Nature Walks
Wildlife and nature guides explain Jekyll Island's fascinating beach, marshes, dunes and maritime forest during year-round tours M-W-F. Tidelands Nature Center, 912.635.5032.

CPR Instruction
Infant/Child and Adult Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Locations and times: 912.265.1695.

Classes in All Mediums
Glynn Visual Arts, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 912.638.8770.

Jekyll Island Arts Association Goodyear Cottage, Historic District Gallery and Shop
Open to the public seven days per week. Mon-Fri 12-4 PM, Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM. Gallery Exhibit changes each month. Free.

Working in Different Artistic Media
For adults and children. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, SSI. 912.638.8770.

Pottery, Hand-Building and Wheel Ongoing Classes.
Glynn Visual Arts Pottery Studio, 106 Island Drive, SSI. 912.638.8770.

Writer's Critique Group
First Tuesday of every month. 7pm. Free to adult writers at any skill level. Sharon, 912.264.5902.

Coastal Photographers Guild
Third Thursday each month. 6pm. Glynn Visual Arts, 319 Mallery St., SSI. Call 912.638.8770.

St. Simons Island Antique Show
Contact Joe Burkhart at 912.267.7822
stsimonsantiques.com

Featuring interesting and unusual items, and other treasures from by-gone eras!

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc.

Located under the oaks in the historic Pier Village area, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches.

Always free admission and parking.

A limited number of vendor spaces are available, depending on the show date.

For more information about spaces or just general information about the St. Simons Antique Show, Please call Joe Burkhart, at 912.267.7822 or visit the website at stsimonsantiques.com for show dates and times.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities
1530 Newcastle St.
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
912.262.6934
goldenislesarts.org

Contact Education Director Lucy Lynn Bryson at artsed@goldenislesarts.org

Office, Gallery & Historic Ritz Theatre hours: Wednesdays-Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Also by appointment and during event times.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Rd.
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7836
okefenokee@fws.gov

The Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center is located at the Main Entrance of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, 11 miles southwest of Folkston, Georgia, off the Okefenokee Parkway South (GA 121/23). A $5 refuge entrance fee per vehicle or annual pass is required as admission. For more information, contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at 912.496.7836, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

More information is available on the refuge website at fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee, or at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center, located off Hwy. 121/23 near Folkston, GA by calling 912.496.7836 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday or daily after September 1.

The Suwannee Canal Recreation Area (East Entrance) to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is the primary entrance managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is located 11 miles southwest of Folkson, GA off Hwy 121/23. The refuge is open daily and offers a variety of opportunities for the visiting public. Call 912.496.7836 or visit the refuge website at fws.gov/okefenokee for hours of operation, upcoming events, and entrance fee information.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit fws.gov.

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