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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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The Events Calendar has now been updated with current 2018 information for upcoming events!

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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.

May 2018
May 11-13

Jekyll Turtle Crawl Triathlon & Nest Fest
An annual weekend of races benefiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, attracting runners from around the world for two USA Triathlon-sanctioned triathlons – the International Distance Triathlon and the Sprint Distance – as well as 5K and 10K races. During the weekend activities, the Beach Village also hosts the Turtle Crawl Festival, which celebrates the start of the sea turtle nesting season. There will be games on hand as well as live music, food and drinks from local vendors. Click here for more information on this event.

May 13

Blessing of the Fleet, Brunswick, Georgia Blessing of the Fleet
This annual Mother's Day tradition takes place every year in historic downtown Brunswick to "bless" the local shrimp boats with good fortune prior to the start of the shrimping season. This seafaring festival traces its origins to a Portuguese tradition that began in 1938 to commemorate the first appearance of The Blessed Virgin to three children near the town of Fatima, Portugal on May 13, 1917.

May 13

Mother's Day Brunch at ECHO
11am - 3pm
Adults $69; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge
Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.

Sunday Brunch beverage options available from 12:30-3:00pm.
Reservations Required - call 912.268.5967
Click here for the full menu

May 18-19

Coastal Stewards: Landscaping for Stormwater Workshop
Time: Friday, 5 - 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Brunswick Station, 715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: http://gacoast.uga.edu

Participants will learn about the impacts of stormwater runoff before having an opportunity to design a rain garden plan for their own home with advice from experts in sustainable landscaping and stormwater engineering. Specialists from Georgia Forestry Commission, Coastal Resources Division of Department of Natural Resources and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will teach about green infrastructure practices that can be applied individually, locally and regionally through lectures and hands-on demonstrations. Special reduced price of $20 thanks to funding from Georgia Power. Included with program fee is instruction, dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday.

May 29

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.


June 2018
June

Georgia Sea Islands Festival
An annual celebration of traditional African American music, crafts and food of Coastal Georgia culture. Highlighted by the world renowned Georgia Sea Island Singers. For more information about the Annual Georgia Sea Islands Festival please visit ssiheritagecoalition.org or call the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition.

June 2

Georgia Sea Islands Festival
Time: 11am-6pm
Location: Gascoigne Bluff Park
Phone: 912.634.0330
Email: elisia@ssiheritagecoalition.org
Website: http://ssiheritagecoalition.org Facebook: facebook.com/GeorgiaSeaIslandsFestival

The Georgia Sea Islands Festival is FREE and filled with entertainment. The purpose of the Georgia Sea Islands Festival is to promote activities that exhibit the culture and history of African Americans of the Coastal Barrier Islands. There will be cuisine, arts & crafts, demonstrations, vendors, and live entertainment. Featuring The Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters!

June 2

Hofwyl Plantation Tree Identification Hike: Getting to Know About Native Trees and Shrubs
TIME: 10:30am

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:
$8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth, five and under free

Join a park ranger for a special nature hike highlighting some of the native trees and shrubs that can be found along the Georgia coast. The hike will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will be about a mile long over easy terrain. Bring bug spray, notepad and enthusiasm as we learn about some of our leafy friends. Admission also includes regular plantation admission. While here be sure to visit our museum, and tour the planation house. Site hours at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

Call 912.264.7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl
June 8, 13, 16, 22, 27, 30

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

TIME: 7pm

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.

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

June 9

Mighty Oaks from Tiny Acorns Grow – Hofwyl-Broadfield's Famous Live Oaks

TIME: 10:30am

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:
$8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth, five and under free

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is famous for its many Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern draped Live Oak trees. Join a ranger as we explore these fascinating sentinels of the past. Learn more about their natural, cultural and commercial uses, the plants and animals that make them their home and their unique anatomy. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes. Admission also includes regular plantation admission. While here be sure to visit our museum, and tour the planation house. Site hours at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

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

June 16

Annual Water Baptism
Time: 11:00am
Location: Neptune Park
Phone: 404.333.7471
Website: truelifeministriesinc.org

On Saturday, June 16, 2018 True Life Ministries, Inc. and Pastor Gregory Hughes will celebrate its' 21st Annual Water Baptism on beautiful St. Simons Island

Since the inception of the spiritual tradition 21 years ago we have greatly impacted the lives of many by ushering them into the body of Christ regardless of age, ethnicity or denomination by simply following one of God's greatest mandates which dictates that we "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost."

In the last few years we have drawn global attention from renowned photo journalist, Jim Lo Scalazo, a Washington D.C. based photojournalist with European Press Photo Agency and Miss Caroline Davis, a pre-eminent river baptism photographer. It has also been our pleasure to participate in the "Geechee Kunda Cultural Festival" and we have felt like family as we always acquire our accommodations at the Embassy Suites located at 500 Mall Boulevard in Brunswick, Georgia. This is due to the hospitality and genuine kindness of everyone that we come in contact with.

This year we have been blessed to partner with several Ministries and Pastors to join us in this call as we journey from Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding counties to enjoy St. Simon's great views, warm hospitality extended by residents, great shopping and of course, fishing from the St. Simon Island pier. In short, the Gold Isles is an absolutely perfect choice of locations for our Baptism Ceremony and family friendly excursions.

We extend an open invitation to individuals, families, groups and/or churches to join us for this wonderful celebration on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Neptune Park on St. Simon Island at 11:00 a.m. We would love to have local Pastors and Ministers to help facilitate the baptism. There will be a FREE picnic immediately following the Baptism Ceremony and you don't want to miss the fun and fellowship that has been planned.

For more information and details on other planned services prior to Baptism please contact True Life Business office at 404.333.7471 or visit our website at truelifeministriesinc.org.

June 22-24

Grown Up Summer Camp
Time: 4:00pm Friday-12:00 pm Sunday
Location: Epworth By The Sea
Phone: 912.638.8688
Email: tflavell@epworthbythesea.org
Website: www.epworthbythesea.org

Explore numerous outdoor activities St. Simons has to offer for relaxation, education and FUN! Share stories around the campfire with professional storyteller and Camp Counselor Andy Offutt Irwin.

June 26-28

Junior Golf Program at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Course
Ages 8-15. Registration required. Instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional.
9am - 11am. $150 per Session.

Proper attire required. NO: T-shirts, blue jeans, cut-offs, or athletic shorts. Education, instruction, skills drills, competitions, and lunch included.

Call 912.634.0255 for more info or click here for the registration form.

June 28

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.


July 2018
July 6, 11, 14

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
TIME: 7pm

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.

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

July 4

4th of July Celebrations
Each year Coastal Georgia celebrates our nation's independence with fireworks and festivities happening on St. Simons Island, Brunswick, Jekyll Island and Sea Island.

St. Simons Island 4th of July Celebration
For more than 60 years, the annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival takes place in the Pier Village with a spectacular fireworks display that begins around 9pm as the day turns to night. Live music plays as well as an arts and crafts show, a 5K and 1-mile run, and family-friendly fun to be had all around.

Brunswick's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Historic Downtown Brunswick celebrates each year at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, with a fireworks display after dark, games for kids and adults like sack races, horseshoes, tug-of-war, hula-hoop contests and more beginning at 7pm. And of course free watermelon! Courtesy of the City of Brunswick. Brunswick and St. Simons' Old Fashioned 4th of July Free Event was voted as the Number One Fourth of July celebration in the country by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2016.

Jekyll Island Independence Day Celebration
Jekyll celebrates the 4th of July with an old-fashioned parade through the Historic District starting at 9am, with local residents and visitors invited to decorate their bikes, golf carts, strollers, pets or themselves. The fun continues from 12pm to 6pm with the Red, White & Bounce held at the Jekyll Island Beach Village, with water slides, bounce houses, live music and local crafts and vendors on hand. A fireworks display takes place at 9pm.

Sea Island 4th of July Celebration
Guests and residents of Sea Island celebrate the holiday at The Cloister and Beach Club with family fun activities at a fireworks display at 9pm.

July 24-26

Junior Golf Program at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Course
Ages 8-15. Registration required. Instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional.
9am - 11am. $150 per Session.

Proper attire required. NO: T-shirts, blue jeans, cut-offs, or athletic shorts. Education, instruction, skills drills, competitions, and lunch included.

Call 912.634.0255 for more info or click here for the registration form.

July 27

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.


August 2018
August 26

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 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 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!

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 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 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 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


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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.

GVA Summer Camps
All camps are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Students are encouraged to wear clothes they can get dirty in. Students are also encouraged to bring lunch or a snack with them to camp! Come have some fun and be creative with us this summer!

Kreative Kidz Art Classes at GVA
In this class, kidz will be introduced to the foundations of art including simplified concepts of the elements of design and composition as well as techniques in a variety of mediums. Kidz will also focus on process and discovery of materials, as well as exploration of trial and error and cause and effect. Kidz will take home at least one-two unique and original projects per week showcasing their limitless creativity!

Kidz will enjoy instructor and artist Christi Parks' high energy and excitement as she shares her love of art along with fun and simple concepts and techniques in the basics of drawing, painting and mixed media. Christi received her BFA with an emphasis on painting from Texas State University. She is a professional, award winning artist who specializes in colorful abstract and landscape paintings. She is employed as an artist and designer by Minted.com https://www.minted.com/store/christiparks and runs her own jewelry business GEO+GEM. Christi has experience teaching children and is a mom of 2. She is passionate about art and excited about sharing her knowledge with others.

Instructor: Christi Parks

Kidz Art Classes:
Week 1: June 25th-29th
Week 2: July 9th-13th
Ages 7 - 11

ALL MATERIALS & SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE


Clay & Collage
Instructor: Debbie Craig
Ages: 7 - Middle School
Week 1: July 9th-13th
Week 2: Jul7 16th-20th

Children will explore three dimensional art through the process of working with clay the first part of the week. They will finish the week with two dimensional discovery using FUN paper collage! Students will work in clay Monday and Tuesday--while their work is drying and fired in the kiln on Wednesday, they will work on a collage activity. On Thursday and Friday they will use collage techniques to finish their clay projects and complete them on Friday.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE


Comics and Sequential Art Camp
Instructor: Bob Pendarvis
Ages: 12-16
June 18th-22nd

Have your kids or grandkids join us at Glynn Visual Arts this summer for one of our FUN one week summer camps! Kids will create their own comic book characters, develop a story line and draw comics. At the end, Professor Pendarvis will compile all the stories and drawings into a comic book that will then be published and available online on Amazon for sale!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE


Large Creature Puppetry Camp
Instructor: Julia Hill
Ages: 7-10
June 4th-8th

Join us for a fun, creature filled puppetry camp. Attendees will design their own large creature puppets based on templates and the final class will be a parade of animals puppeteered by the students!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE


Koi Puppetry Camp
Instructor: Julia Hill
Ages: 11-15
June 11th-15th

Join us for a fun, creature filled puppetry camp. Inspired by Japanese koinobori flags, attendees will create koi puppets using fabric and puppet making materials. We will learn about pattern making, symmetry, and symbolism. Final presentation will be a swimming school of fish presented outdoors as a live installation.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE




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.

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.