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St. Simons Island 2016 Calendar of Events

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

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On-Going Events & Activities on St. Simons



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

Southern Grown Farmers Market
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


Community Support Group
FREE meetings each month at Frederica Presbyterian Church to help with general life coping skills, work, relationships, financial matters, illnesses, etc - call 912.577.8119 or visit www.freddypresssi.com.
> Click here to download the informational flyer (pdf).

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

Old-Fashioned 4th of July in Downtown Brunswick!
Fireworks in Mary Ross ParkWalking Parade lines up at 6:15pm at Hanover Square and proceed through Downtown to Mary Ross Waterfront Park) Celebration at the Park begins 7 p.m. with games, prizes, music, free watermelon slices for everyone. After dark, a Spectacular Fireworks Display over the East River! Brunswick and St. Simons' Old Fashioned 4th of July Free Event was voted as one of the top ten Fourth of July celebrations in the country by Travel + Leisure magazine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children's Pottery Classes
10-11:30am. Children ages 7 and up will enjoy instruction by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. Drop-in class $18. 6 Classes for members $95. 6 Classes for non-members $105. Clay $13 for 12 lbs. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 or visit www.glynnart.org for more information.
July
July 1 -30

The Big Photo Show
Presented by the Coastal Photographers' Guild and is in its 8th year. It is the largest photography exhibit in the region.

Photographs will be on display from July 1st - 30th at:
Glynn Visual Arts
106 Island Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA

Gallery hours Mon. - Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM and some Saturdays. Closed Sundays

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: "Best of the Best" is a companion to the main exhibit of The Big Photo Show and it is being held concurrently at the Glynn Visual Arts Gallery in the Welcome/Visitor's Center at 529 Beachview Drive in the Pier Village. This exhibition presents many of the top photographs which have won in their categories in past Big Photo Shows. Visitor's Center is open Mon. - Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5.

For more information, contact call Glynn Visual Arts at 912.638.8770 or view the website: www.glynnvisualarts.org
e-mail: info@glynnvisualarts.org
Coastal Photographer's Website: www.coastalphotographersguild.com

July 2

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
7 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

DESCRIPTION:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation on select nights this summer. 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.

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

July 4

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


July 4

NEW! 4th of July Sunset Cruise

St. Simons Island, GA July 4th, 2016- Lighthouse Trolleys presents the 1st Annual Lighthouse Trolleys 4th of July Sunset Cruise

The ultimate 4th of July experience for couples, families or just a group of friends looking for a beautiful view of the horizon and a grand display of fireworks from Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island and Brunswick! Enjoy the view from the water on the NEW 60-passenger party boat and watch the colors of the sky change as the sun slowly dips below the Georgia horizon.

The trip will circle the calm inland and marshland waters of the Golden Isles. On this special 4th of July cruise, look forward to seeing:

Dolphins and local wildlife
Shrimp boats
Amazing fireworks displays!

This delightful 2-hour sunset cruise leaves at 8:00pm from Morning Star Marina. Tickets are $50 for adults and $20 for children 3-12. Bathroom on board. Book tickets online: www.lighthousetrolleys.com or call 912.638.3333.

Food and drinks are allowed on board, including alcohol, no glass, please.

Contact Cap Fendig at Lighthouse Trolleys & Tours with questions:
Email: Cap@capfendig.com Phone: 912.638.3333 July 8

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
7 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

DESCRIPTION:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation on select nights this summer. 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.

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

July 9

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


July 13

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
7 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

DESCRIPTION:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation on select nights this summer. 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.

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

July 15

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
7 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

DESCRIPTION:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation on select nights this summer. 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.

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

July 18 - 22

Clay & Collage at Glynn Visual Arts
10am - 1pm

Join us for this super fun, hands on class next week! GVA Pottery Studio Director & GA Coastal College Pottery Instructor, Debbie Craig will explore 3-D art through the process of working with clay the first part of the week. They will finish the week with 2-D discovery using FUN paper collage!

Full week camp: $150 members/$160 non-members

Sign up Now

July 19

Glynn Visual Arts & Straton Hall Events are partnering with America's Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia for "Handmade for the Hungry"
Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America's Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in and make a bowl. The bowls are then donated to the "Empty Bowl Project."

Bowls are created in the "Handmade for the Hungry" classes at GVA as well as by our local potters and donated to the "Empty Bowl Project." The "Empty Bowl Project" culminates with a soup dinner at GVA on October 18th in which individuals may come in and buy a hand made bowl to take home and receive a soup dinner with all the fixin's. This event will be catered by our friends at Straton Hall Events.

Tickets to the "Empty Bowl" event are $25.00 per person.

All proceeds for sales of the bowls and dinner are donated to America's Second Harvest. It's fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it's for a great cause!! Register online and join us this year!

www.glynnvisualarts.org

"Hand Made for the Hungry" Pottery Classes at GVA are on the following Tuesday nights:
July 19th and 26th
August 23rd and 30th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $20.00 per class

"Empty Bowl" Soup Dinner Event
Catered by Straton Hall
at GVA
October 18th
Cost: $25.00

July 19 - 20

Mini Camp: Sand-Casting at Glynn Visual Arts
10am - 1pm

Join us for this adventurous, multi-disciplinary camp with instructor, Donna MacPherson. Beach sand makes the perfect base for creating ornaments of different shapes. Children will also cast their hand prints. These makes for fabulous keepsakes sure to be a family treasure for years to come!

Mini camp: $65 members/$75 non-members

Sign up Now

July 19, 20, 21

2016 Junior Golf Program at The King and Prince
8:30am - 11:00am
Ages 8-15
All skill levels welcome. Registration required.
Phone: 912.634.0255
www.kingandprince.com


July 23

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


July 23

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
7 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

DESCRIPTION:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation on select nights this summer. 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.

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

July 26

Glynn Visual Arts & Straton Hall Events are partnering with America's Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia for "Handmade for the Hungry"
Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America's Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in and make a bowl. The bowls are then donated to the "Empty Bowl Project."

Bowls are created in the "Handmade for the Hungry" classes at GVA as well as by our local potters and donated to the "Empty Bowl Project." The "Empty Bowl Project" culminates with a soup dinner at GVA on October 18th in which individuals may come in and buy a hand made bowl to take home and receive a soup dinner with all the fixin's. This event will be catered by our friends at Straton Hall Events.

Tickets to the "Empty Bowl" event are $25.00 per person.

All proceeds for sales of the bowls and dinner are donated to America's Second Harvest. It's fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it's for a great cause!! Register online and join us this year!

www.glynnvisualarts.org

"Hand Made for the Hungry" Pottery Classes at GVA are on the following Tuesday nights:
July 19th and 26th
August 23rd and 30th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $20.00 per class

"Empty Bowl" Soup Dinner Event
Catered by Straton Hall
at GVA
October 18th
Cost: $25.00

July 28

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

August
August 13

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


August 23

Glynn Visual Arts & Straton Hall Events are partnering with America's Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia for "Handmade for the Hungry"
Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America's Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in and make a bowl. The bowls are then donated to the "Empty Bowl Project."

Bowls are created in the "Handmade for the Hungry" classes at GVA as well as by our local potters and donated to the "Empty Bowl Project." The "Empty Bowl Project" culminates with a soup dinner at GVA on October 18th in which individuals may come in and buy a hand made bowl to take home and receive a soup dinner with all the fixin's. This event will be catered by our friends at Straton Hall Events.

Tickets to the "Empty Bowl" event are $25.00 per person.

All proceeds for sales of the bowls and dinner are donated to America's Second Harvest. It's fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it's for a great cause!! Register online and join us this year!

www.glynnvisualarts.org

"Hand Made for the Hungry" Pottery Classes at GVA are on the following Tuesday nights:
August 23rd and 30th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $20.00 per class

"Empty Bowl" Soup Dinner Event
Catered by Straton Hall
at GVA
October 18th
Cost: $25.00

August 27

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


August 27

PHOTOSHOP ESSENTIALS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
TIME: 9am-5pm
LOCATION: 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
COST: $95 members/$105 non-members
To register go to: www.glynnvisualarts.org or call: 912.638.8770

Mike Force, owner of Mike Force Photography will be instructing a Photoshop Essentials for Photographers class at Glynn Visual Arts on St. Simons Island.

Laptop with Photoshop loaded is recommended but not an absolute must. (Class will take a lunch break around mid-day.)

The course will include:
The Photoshop Layout
The Tools Menu
Selection Essentials
Layer Essentials
Layer Masks
Tools and Panels
Tonal and Color Adjustments
Retouching Essentials
Advanced Masking
Retouching Images

Mike Force has been a professional photographer for 17 years and lives locally. His work can be seen on his website http://www.mikeforce.com and his Facebook Page (mike force photography).

August 30

Glynn Visual Arts & Straton Hall Events are partnering with America's Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia for "Handmade for the Hungry"
Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America's Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in and make a bowl. The bowls are then donated to the "Empty Bowl Project."

Bowls are created in the "Handmade for the Hungry" classes at GVA as well as by our local potters and donated to the "Empty Bowl Project." The "Empty Bowl Project" culminates with a soup dinner at GVA on October 18th in which individuals may come in and buy a hand made bowl to take home and receive a soup dinner with all the fixin's. This event will be catered by our friends at Straton Hall Events.

Tickets to the "Empty Bowl" event are $25.00 per person.

All proceeds for sales of the bowls and dinner are donated to America's Second Harvest. It's fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it's for a great cause!! Register online and join us this year!

www.glynnvisualarts.org

"Hand Made for the Hungry" Pottery Classes at GVA are on the following Tuesday nights:
August 23rd and 30th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $20.00 per class

"Empty Bowl" Soup Dinner Event
Catered by Straton Hall
at GVA
October 18th
Cost: $25.00

September
September 8

Southern Grown Concert Series presents Indigo Girls
7:00 p.m.
The Southern Grown Concert Series presents the Indigo Girls live in concert at Rainbow Island Thursday, September 8 at 7 p.m.

The Indigo Girls have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls' refinement - not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes - allows access to ever new and liminal spaces.

Purchase tickets at www.siconcertseries.com.

September 10

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


September 10 - 11

Art Under the Oaks Fine Art & Craft Festival
TIMES AND LOCATION: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily, Postell Park, Pier Village, St. Simons Island

The premier visual arts organization in the Golden Isles presents this judged show featuring approximately 60 fine art and craft exhibitors at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Contact Glynn Visual Arts Association at 912.638.8770 or Hannah Roberts at festivals@glynnvisualarts.org. In the afternoon bring a chair and enjoy some live music performed by some of our favorite local musicians! Featuring Kellie Parr Saturday afternoon and The Island Strummers Sunday afternoon. The Kid's Creation Station celebrates the smallest artists with free craft activities.

This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 46th 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. 70 artists and craftsmen will present a variety of original two dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal and glass - all available for purchase. While exploring the show, visitors can keep an eye out for the artists who are awarded ribbons for their outstanding work in their medium.

This festival is a colorful event featuring 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 customer and the artist. In addition to beautiful artwork, free kids craft activities, great food vendors and live music will make it an entertaining weekend for all.

CONTACT:
Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 912.638.8770

September 24

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


September 24: National Public Lands Day

FREE ADMISSION to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Head outdoors and enjoy some of the country's most magical places - America's national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and see a rich diversity of wildlife in beautiful natural settings. If that wasn't enticement enough, refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer an additional incentive - free admission!
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Road
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7366

September 24

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

September 25

The American Culinary Federation Golden Isles of Georgia Chapter presents a "Night with the Chefs"
Featuring regionally inspired American Cuisine and Cocktails. This year's Annual Dinner will be held at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St Simons Island, GA and will benefit the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Center of Savannah in Honor of Alexa Hartenstein. Tickets are $95 per person and required for entry.

Event begins at 6:30pm

Click here for ticket sales
October
October 8

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


October 9 – First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week

FREE ADMISSION to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Head outdoors and enjoy some of the country's most magical places - America's national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and see a rich diversity of wildlife in beautiful natural settings. If that wasn't enticement enough, refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer an additional incentive - free admission!
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Road
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7366

October 18

Glynn Visual Arts & Straton Hall Events are partnering with America's Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia for "Handmade for the Hungry"
Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America's Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in and make a bowl. The bowls are then donated to the "Empty Bowl Project."

Bowls are created in the "Handmade for the Hungry" classes at GVA as well as by our local potters and donated to the "Empty Bowl Project." The "Empty Bowl Project" culminates with a soup dinner at GVA on October 18th in which individuals may come in and buy a hand made bowl to take home and receive a soup dinner with all the fixin's. This event will be catered by our friends at Straton Hall Events.

Tickets to the "Empty Bowl" event are $25.00 per person.

All proceeds for sales of the bowls and dinner are donated to America's Second Harvest. It's fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it's for a great cause!! Register online and join us this year!

www.glynnvisualarts.org

"Empty Bowl" Soup Dinner Event
Catered by Straton Hall
at GVA
October 18th
Cost: $25.00

October 21

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

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

Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia Brunswick, GA

October 22

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


November
November 5

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

November 11 - 13: Veterans Day weekend

FREE ADMISSION to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Head outdoors and enjoy some of the country's most magical places - America's national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and see a rich diversity of wildlife in beautiful natural settings. If that wasn't enticement enough, refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer an additional incentive - free admission! Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Road
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7366

November 12

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


November 14 - 20

The RSM Classic PGA TOUR Event
Played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III.

November 26

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


December
December 1

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

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

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

Tickets can be purchased at www.siconcertseries.com.

December 3

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

December 3 - 4

Mistletoe Market

Kick off the holiday season in the Golden Isles! 70 talented fine artists and quality crafters from across the country, music, holiday entertainment, kids' hands-on art activity, yarn bombing, Holiday Hound Hike pet parade, Santa's arrival, and more at Postell Park! Contact Glynn Visual Arts Association at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at festivals@glynnvisualarts.org.

December 10

Southern Grown Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

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


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106 Island Drive
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.638.8770
info@glynnvisualarts.org
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
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Click here to visit the GVA website for current events, workshops, classes and ongoing activities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GVA Spring 2016 Art History Lecture Series

8 Week Art History Lecture Series on the History of Modern Art
Instructor: Jeff LeMieux
8 Week Series
Sundays - Jan. 24 - Mar. 13, 2016
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Members: $160
Non-Members: $180
Drop-In: $30

Associate Professor of Art, Jeff LeMieux take us on an 8 week journey through the history of Modern Art.

Week 5: Feb. 21
Political Movements: The Bauhaus, German Expressionism, Entartete Kunst, International Constructivism, Socialist Realism, Surrealism, Magic Realism.

Week 6: Feb 28
The Raw & the Cooked: Art Brut, Art Informel, New York School (Ab/Ex/Color Field), CoBRA, Hard Edge.

Week 7: Mar. 6
Pushing the Culture: Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Photorealism.

Week 8: Mar. 13
Self-Criticality and Narcissus: Fluxus, Performance, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Bad Art/Stuckis

NEW 2016 GVA Classes Now Available

Check out our new 2016 class offerings!
- Pottery
- Jewelry
- Painting
- Yoga
- Collage & Mixed Media
- Fiber/Needle Felting (and more!)

GVA April - June Calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memberships and Open Pottery Studio available.

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

A4NA - Art for Non-Artists One Night Workshops Every Tuesday Night!

1st Tuesday - Earth, Wine & Fire - Pottery
2nd Tuesday - Wire & Wine - Jewelry
3rd Tuesday - Pinot & Prints - Printmaking
4th Tuesday - Van Gogh & Vino - Painting
Also, Don't Miss Our FREE & Open Community Nights at GVA!

1st Monday - FREE FLOW - open artists discussion group

3rd Wednesday - Adult Coloring Night - bring you coloring books & play!

4th Thursday - Open Knit Knight - bring your fiber projects, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc.

Check our website for class details!
Register TODAY on-line or by calling 912.638.8770.
Hope to see you soon at GVA!
Glynn Visual Arts
912.638.8770
glynnvisualarts.org
106 Island Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522


On-Going Events, Classes, & Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Always free admission and parking.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Spring 2016 Programs
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will be offering an array of activities and special events for families to enjoy throughout the months of March, April, and May. A variety of programs will be offered to provide visitors with fun and educational opportunities. Programs offered are family-friendly, and free (unless otherwise noted*). The $5 refuge entrance pass or other entrance pass will be required. All interpretive programs require registration in advance; anyone interested in signing up for these programs should contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at 912-496-7836 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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