Guide to St Simons Island, GA
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Historic Sites & Monuments

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

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

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

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

On-Going Events, Classes, & Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Working in Different Artistic Media For adults and children. Glynn Visual Arts, 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. 912.638.8770.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show

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

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

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

Always free admission and parking.

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

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


Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island

214 Stable Road
Jekyll Island, Georgia
912.635.4444
georgiaseaturtlecenter.org.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA
Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center features an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with open to the public. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a functioning hospital for ill and injured sea turtles and is the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia.

Admission
$7 for adults (13+ years)
$6 for Seniors (65+ years)
$5 for children (4-12 years)
FREE for children 3 and under
$6 for Active Duty Military Personnel, College Students and Teachers (ID required). Prices include tax.

Visitors under 16 years old must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older. In accordance with State Health Department regulations, all swimsuits must be covered. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.

Hours of Operation
Mondays: 10am - 2pm
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 9am-5pm
During the months of December, January, and February, we are closed on Mondays. We are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. We are open on Thanksgiving Day 10am-2pm.


Christ Church Frederica

Christ Church Frederica

Christ Church Frederica
Christ Church Frederica


We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
- T.S. Elliot



Golden Isles Arts & Humanities

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Calendar

SUMMER 2015

1530 Newcastle St.
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
912.262.6934
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.

For more information or to enroll, visit www.goldenislesarts.org or contact Education Director Lucy Lynn Bryson at artsed@goldenislesarts.org or call (912) 262-6934.

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

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

St. Simons Island 2015 - 2016 Calendar of Events

AUGUST 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

OCTOBER 2015

NOVEMBER 2015

DECEMBER 2015

JANUARY 2016

FEBRUARY 2016


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

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ON-GOING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ON ST. SIMONS

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

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

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

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. www.glynnart.org

First Friday
Downtown Promenade - Historic Downtown 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. 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 for more information. 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.

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ST. SIMONS EVENTS & THINGS TO DO

AUGUST 2015

August 1:
Pier Pressure plays live from 9pm - 12am at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

August 1 - 30:
Wine Down Wednesdays at The Royal Treatment Cottage at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Let us massage those worries away! A complimentary glass of wine is the perfect way to finish off the evening. Open late on Wednesdays 12pm - 8pm, taking appointments until 6:30pm. Call 912.268.5790.

August 7 - September 26:
Art Teachers’ Art Exhibit Returns to the Ritz Theatre Gallery
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to showcase the work of our community’s local art teachers with the annual Art Teachers’ Art Exhibit opening with a community reception during the First Friday festivities on Aug. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick.

"We are delighted to showcase the work of these talented teachers right before the beginning of the school year," said Heather Heath, Executive Director. "They inspire our local students with their creativity and their artwork is always so imaginative and diverse. We are fortunate to have such amazing art teachers in our community."

The show will include work in a range of media and many of the pieces will be for sale. The exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 26. Gallery hours are Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and during performances. Admission to all art exhibits at The Ritz Gallery is free. For more information about the exhibit or to find complete details about upcoming shows, please contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at 912.262.6934, info@goldenislesarts.org or visit our website at www.goldenislesarts.org.

August 22, 23:
End of Summer Arts & Crats Market
Postell Park / Pier Village / St. Simons Island
Saturday, Sunday
10 am to 5 pm Both Days
Painting, photography, fiber arts, woodcraft, jewelry, pottery and MORE!!!
Sponsored by Pier Village Association
Info: 912-262-0628
www.SoGloGallery.com

August 29:
Season Auditions at The Ritz
Calling all seasoned performers or anyone who has always wanted to try his or her hand at acting before a live audience! Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will hold auditions on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. for students ages 10-14 and at 12:30 p.m. for teens and adults for their upcoming shows in the 2015-16 season. Auditions will take place at the Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick.

Actors of all ages are needed for The Ritz Radio Theatre production of A Christmas Story running in December 2015 and The Phantom Tollbooth, which will run in May 2016. In addition, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will be looking for folks to help with a fun recorded project that will run during The Big Read. "Twain Thoughts" will feature locals sharing the witticisms of Mark Twain in recorded radio spots.

Auditions will involve reading scenes and maybe a fun improvisation or two. Whether you are new to the stage and want to give it a try or are an old hand at "trotting the boards," you are encouraged to come out and audition.

In addition to actors, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is seeking people who are interested in backstage work, including props, costumes, stage management, set design and construction, and other technical aspects of production.

Those interested in auditioning should RSVP their attendance by calling 912.262.6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org. If you are interested but cannot attend on Aug. 29 or simply want additional information, please give us a call at the above number.

August 30:
Summertime Concerts are Sounds by the Sea
Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series - Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May - September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2015 season on May 24 will be audience favorite and the extraordinary jazz ensemble that created the amazing Tribute to Duke Ellington concert at the Ritz in February, The Phil Morrison- Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. Popular local rock band, Pier Pressure will headline the June 28 concert. Sam Rodriguez and his band will bring great R&B and Motown hits to the stage on July 12 and Brunswick country musician and popular local rock band, Pier Pressure will perform on Aug. 30. Finally, local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 13 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays at high tide, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 24 and are only $35. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free free.

More information coming soon!

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SEPTEMBER 2015

New Theatre Workshops Announced For Middle and High School Students
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is proud to announce a new series of workshops specifically designed for middle and high school students. These workshops will challenge the attendees in various forms of the performing arts.

Five workshops will be offered over the course of the next three months at The Historic Ritz Theatre led by Education Director Jacob Demlow. Demlow is a recent graduate of Columbus State University with a BFA in theatre. While at CSU, Demlow studied Meisner, Lessac Movement and voice, puppetry, directing, theatre for youth and more. Demlow will teach students essential creative skills in a fun and safe environment. All workshops are open to any middle or high school aged student at any skill level, so no experience is necessary.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Acting (monologues)

Participants will learn how to prepare a monologue for performance from the ground up. (Monologues will be provided)

Oct. 15, 4:30-6 p.m. - Improv

Participants will learn the basic rules and techniques used in improvisation and learn several improv games.

Oct. 26, 4:30-6 p.m. - Commedia dell'arte

Participants will explore stock characters and use them in improv scene work as well as learn the historical significance of commedia.

Nov. 10, 4:30-6 p.m. - Audition Prep

Participants will learn the do’s and don’ts of auditioning, finding audition material and participate in mock auditions.

Nov. 19, 4:30-6 p.m. - Acting (monologues)

Participants will learn how to prepare a monologue for performance from the ground up. (Monologues will be provided.)

Workshops are $15 each or $60 for all five. For more information or to enroll, visit www.goldenislesarts.org or contact Demlow at artsed@goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934.

September 1 - 30:
Wine Down Wednesdays at The Royal Treatment Cottage at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Let us massage those worries away! A complimentary glass of wine is the perfect way to finish off the evening. Open late on Wednesdays 12pm - 8pm, taking appointments until 6:30pm. Call 912.268.5790.

September 1 - September 26:
Art Teachers’ Art Exhibit Returns to the Ritz Theatre Gallery
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to showcase the work of our community’s local art teachers with the annual Art Teachers’ Art Exhibit opening with a community reception during the First Friday festivities on Aug. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick.

"We are delighted to showcase the work of these talented teachers right before the beginning of the school year," said Heather Heath, Executive Director. "They inspire our local students with their creativity and their artwork is always so imaginative and diverse. We are fortunate to have such amazing art teachers in our community."

The show will include work in a range of media and many of the pieces will be for sale. The exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 26. Gallery hours are Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and during performances. Admission to all art exhibits at The Ritz Gallery is free. For more information about the exhibit or to find complete details about upcoming shows, please contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at 912.262.6934, info@goldenislesarts.org or visit our website at www.goldenislesarts.org.

September 13:
Summertime Concerts are Sounds by the Sea
Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series - Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May - September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2015 season on May 24 will be audience favorite and the extraordinary jazz ensemble that created the amazing Tribute to Duke Ellington concert at the Ritz in February, The Phil Morrison- Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. Popular local rock band, Pier Pressure will headline the June 28 concert. Sam Rodriguez and his band will bring great R&B and Motown hits to the stage on July 12 and Brunswick country musician and popular local rock band, Pier Pressure will perform on Aug. 30. Finally, local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 13 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays at high tide, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 24 and are only $35. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free free.

September 18 - 20:
Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival
In the Jekyll Island Historic District, this fun food festival features cook-offs, shrimp boat tours, cooking demonstrations as well as arts, crafts, and live music.

September 20:
The New Georgia Sea Grill presents this year's Taste of the Vine
"Taste of the Vine", the Coastal Coalition for Children annual fundraiser, will be at the new Georgia Sea Grill - Mark your calendar for September 20th!

This year's Taste of the Vine has a new location. The new Georgia Sea Grill at 310 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island will host the event. It will take place on Sunday, September 20th, 2015 and will feature a Silent Auction with opportunities to win prizes including select wines and gift certificates, a 50/50 cash Raffle and of course great food, wine and piano-bar style entertainment.

Last year, Taste of the Vine raised over $18,000 for the Coastal Coalition programs thanks to attendance, silent auction bids, raffle ticket purchases, as well as, sponsorship and donations.

Without community support the nonprofit would not be able to provide support to newborns and mothers through First Steps and Healthy Families; and grandparents raising grandchildren in the Grandparent Connection program.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Let's help our local children get off to a healthy start in safe, caring and stable homes. Thanks for all your support and we look forward to seeing you for a night of fun on September 20th.

New Venue: Georgia Sea Grill, St. Simons Island
Date: Sunday, September 20th 2015
Time: 6pm - 9pm

Ticket price: $65 per person or two tickets for $120 in advance through the Coastal Coalition for Children website.

$75 per person at the door

September 27:
SSI Literary Guild to Host 2nd Annual "Meet our Local Authors"
On Sunday, September 27, local authors will display their self-published books in the Atrium of the Island Casino from 2:00pm - 5:00pm. Sponsored by the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, this event will allow many of the talented writers in the area to meet their fans and offer their books for sale. This meet and greet is free and open to the public. For more information contact Nancy Matthews at 912.634.2770 or nlmatthews7@comcast.net.

September 30 - October 4:
St. Simons Food and Spirits Festival at Gascoigne Park on SSI. Area restaurants, regional farmers and artisans will be included in the highlight of Saturday's tasting tents, farm stand and market. Benefits Hospice of the Golden Isles.

More information coming soon!

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OCTOBER 2015

New Theatre Workshops Announced For Middle and High School Students
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is proud to announce a new series of workshops specifically designed for middle and high school students. These workshops will challenge the attendees in various forms of the performing arts.

Five workshops will be offered over the course of the next three months at The Historic Ritz Theatre led by Education Director Jacob Demlow. Demlow is a recent graduate of Columbus State University with a BFA in theatre. While at CSU, Demlow studied Meisner, Lessac Movement and voice, puppetry, directing, theatre for youth and more. Demlow will teach students essential creative skills in a fun and safe environment. All workshops are open to any middle or high school aged student at any skill level, so no experience is necessary.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Acting (monologues)

Participants will learn how to prepare a monologue for performance from the ground up. (Monologues will be provided)

Oct. 15, 4:30-6 p.m. - Improv

Participants will learn the basic rules and techniques used in improvisation and learn several improv games.

Oct. 26, 4:30-6 p.m. - Commedia dell'arte

Participants will explore stock characters and use them in improv scene work as well as learn the historical significance of commedia.

Nov. 10, 4:30-6 p.m. - Audition Prep

Participants will learn the do’s and don’ts of auditioning, finding audition material and participate in mock auditions.

Nov. 19, 4:30-6 p.m. - Acting (monologues)

Participants will learn how to prepare a monologue for performance from the ground up. (Monologues will be provided.)

Workshops are $15 each or $60 for all five. For more information or to enroll, visit www.goldenislesarts.org or contact Demlow at artsed@goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934.

October:
Coastfest is an ecologically-themed day full of family fun. There will be more than 70 vendors and exhibitors throughout the Southeast. The event is held at the GA DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters, 1 Conservation Way, near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. For more info, call 912.264.7218.

October 8 - 11:
Get Your Muse On is hosting the first ever Color Your World Creative Retreat from Oct 8 - 11, 2015. This long weekend is designed for women to embrace colorful expression and expand their creative community while enjoying a beach vacation on one of Travel and Leisures voted 2015 World’s Best Islands, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Traci DeForge, owner of Get Your Muse On says, "Women are yearning to express their creativity and take a break from their hectic, everyday lives. Color Your World Creative is the perfect chance to get away with a girlfriend or make memories with new friends. While we instinctively know this type of retreat is good for your health, the research gives you a rational reason to take advantage of a weekend beach vacation where you get your creative juices flowing."

While creating art and capturing memorable moments is the main event, this art-inspired long weekend includes more than art. Women who attend Color Your World Creative will enjoy chef-prepared culinary delights at the King and Prince Resort Hotel, a Ghost Walk (rated #1 by Trip Advisor), an Island Native Trolley Tour, morning yoga and on the beach, a poolside wine party with views of the Atlantic Ocean, and more. With instruction by award-winning artist Cathie Parmelee, hands-on art creation time begins at the King and Prince Resort on Thursday evening followed by studio time on Friday and Saturday at the Get Your Muse On warehouse. In 2014, Parmelee was named "Best Local Artist in the Golden Isles" by Elegant Island Living Magazine.

Limited to 25 women, those interested in finding out more about the Color Your World Creative Retreat and registering should visit: www.getyourmuseon.com/color-yourworld-creative/

Contact Traci DeForge at 912.223.9525 or traci@getyourmuseon.com.

October 10:
Under the Oaks Half Marathon Challenge sponsored by St. Simons Christian School and the Jekyll Island Authority, held on Jekyll Island. Includes a 5K, 10K and 13.1 half-marathon. For more info, call 912.634.8177

October 24:
The Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee is an annual event that celebrates the classic recipe with the coastal city's namesake. It includes a Brunswick stew tasting, classic car show, pooch parade, a 5K race and other events. This year, it will on Oct. 24 at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick. For more info visit www.stewbilee.com.

October 28 - 30:
Georgia-Florida Weekend includes a number of events around the Golden Isles, including the Georgia-Florida Golf Classic on Jekyll Island.

More information coming soon!

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NOVEMBER 2015

New Theatre Workshops Announced For Middle and High School Students
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is proud to announce a new series of workshops specifically designed for middle and high school students. These workshops will challenge the attendees in various forms of the performing arts.

Five workshops will be offered over the course of the next three months at The Historic Ritz Theatre led by Education Director Jacob Demlow. Demlow is a recent graduate of Columbus State University with a BFA in theatre. While at CSU, Demlow studied Meisner, Lessac Movement and voice, puppetry, directing, theatre for youth and more. Demlow will teach students essential creative skills in a fun and safe environment. All workshops are open to any middle or high school aged student at any skill level, so no experience is necessary.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Acting (monologues)

Participants will learn how to prepare a monologue for performance from the ground up. (Monologues will be provided)

Oct. 15, 4:30-6 p.m. - Improv

Participants will learn the basic rules and techniques used in improvisation and learn several improv games.

Oct. 26, 4:30-6 p.m. - Commedia dell'arte

Participants will explore stock characters and use them in improv scene work as well as learn the historical significance of commedia.

Nov. 10, 4:30-6 p.m. - Audition Prep

Participants will learn the do’s and don’ts of auditioning, finding audition material and participate in mock auditions.

Nov. 19, 4:30-6 p.m. - Acting (monologues)

Participants will learn how to prepare a monologue for performance from the ground up. (Monologues will be provided.)

Workshops are $15 each or $60 for all five. For more information or to enroll, visit www.goldenislesarts.org or contact Demlow at artsed@goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934.

November 16 - 22:
The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. (912) 634-3266 or visit mcgladreyclassic.com.

November 20 - 22
5th Annual Mistletoe Market
Friday - Sunday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Friday: 5 PM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Kick off the holidays island-style! Fine art and quality crafts will be featured in Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Additional festivities include entertainment, holiday decorations, food, children's activities, Santa, and more! Contact the Glynn Visual Arts at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at festivals@glynnart.org for additional information.

November 28:
The Jekyll Island Christmas Tree Lighting Festival rings in the holiday season from 4pm to 8pm in the Jekyll Island Historic District. THere will be many children's activities and holiday treats.

DECEMBER 2015

December 12 - 13:
Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park, St. Simons Island
Saturday and Sunday
10 am to 5 pm both days
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December 4 - 5:
Christmas at Hofwyl Plantation, 6pm to 9pm on Dec. 4 and 6pm to 9pm on Dec 5. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and youths.

December 5:
Jingle All the Way 5K and Fun Run held at 9am on Jekyll Island. It is a certified 5K course and proceeds benefit CASA Glynn.

December 12:
Jekyll Island Comic Con will be held from 11:30am to 11pm at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island. The event will host a number of celebrity guests from films and TV shows as Serenity and Firefly, Arrow and The Walking Dead, as well as famed artists from Marvel and DC Comics. For more info visit www.jekyllcon2.com.

December 28 - January 2:
40th Annual New Year's Bluegrass Festival held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Times to be announced.

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FEBRUARY 2016

February 5 - 7:
St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival

Featuring nationally renowned professional storytellers Donald Davis "The Dean of Storytelling," Carmen Agra Deedy "Storytelling Around the World," Bill Lep "Champion Liar of Tall Tales and Witty Stories" and Andy Offutt Irwin "The Man is an Outer-Kid." There will be 4 total sessions: 4 tellers on Friday evening; 2 tellers on Saturday morning; 2 tellers Saturday afternoon and all 4 tellers performing Saturday evening. The tellers will also be offering workshops Saturday afternoon. The festival will take place at Epworth By The Sea, conference and retreat center on St. Simons Island. Contact Lori Strande for details: lstrande@epworthbythesea.org or 912.638.8688. Donald Davis will conduct the Sunday morning Chapel service in historic Lovely Lane Chapel on Epworth's campus.

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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


Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Announces Hunt Dates for 2015/2016 Season

Folkston, GA….Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of many refuges in the United States that offer hunting opportunities to the visiting public. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. Public hunting opportunities are a way to provide recreational opportunities, and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas: the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit during certain seasons each year. All hunters must possess all applicable Georgia hunting licenses in accordance with state regulations.

Suwannee Canal Recreation Area
Deer and Feral Hog Quota Hunt, located near Folkston. Dates of this hunt are Friday October 23 & Saturday October 24 (5:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.). There is a $15 fee for a permit to hunt this 2 day hunt. Hunters are required to use shotgun with slugs or muzzleloaders only. A total of 40 permits will be awarded for this hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for disabled hunters in wheelchairs and/or youth hunters ages 15 and under, in which youth must be supervised by an adult 21 or older. A hunter education certificate is required for youth hunters, and anyone born after January 1, 1961 in accordance with state regulations. Deer taken do not count against the state limit, and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken.

The Pocket
Deer and Feral Hog Archery Only, located near Fargo. Dates of this hunt are September 12–October 9, 2015 in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out each day of the hunt. All stands must be removed daily. Contact Stephen C. Foster State Park at (912) 637-5274 for early exit to hunt area if you are staying in the park overnight.

Cowhouse Unit
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is managing deer, feral hog, small game, and turkey hunts on Cowhouse Island in conjunction with their Dixon Memorial Wildlife Management Area (WMA) hunts. Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. No dogs allowed except for hunting quail. Sign-in and check-in at Dixon Memorial WMA. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling (229) 426-5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee. Hunt dates are as follows:

Deer and Feral Hog

Archery (Either Sex)
September 12-28, October 4-6, October 11-15, Sign-in.

Primitive weapons (Either sex)
September 30- October 3, Check-in. October 8-10, Sign-in.

Firearms (Buck only)
October 17-18, October 24-27, Sign-in.

Firearms (Either Sex)
November 5-7, Check-in. November 25-29, Sign-in. Dec. 6-9, Sign-in.

Small Game (Quail, Rabbit, & Squirrel Only)
Firearms (See State Regulations)
August 15- September 28, October 4- November 3, November 8- February 29. Pointing dogs allowed for quail hunting only. No furbearer season. Sign-in at Dixon Memorial WMA and at refuge Cowhouse kiosk if on refuge property.

Turkey
Firearms (Shotgun)
March 26- May 15, 2016
In accordance with Dixon Memorial WMA regulations. Sign-in at Dixon Memorial WMA and at refuge Cowhouse kiosk if on refuge property.

More information is available on the refuge website at www.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 www.fws.gov/okefenokee for hours of operation, upcoming events, and entrance fee information.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/okefenokeewildliferefuge or www.facebook.com/usfwssoutheast, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwssoutheast, watch our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at www.flickr.com/photos/usfwssoutheast.

Glynn Visual Arts St Simons

Glynn Visual Arts

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

Click here to visit the GVA website for current events, workshops, classes and ongoing activities

GVA Fall Series 2015 Guest Artist Workshops
Join us for our fantastic fall line-up of
Nationally Renowned guest artists at GVA!
Sign-up TODAY! Space is Limited!

September 11 -13, 2015
Portrait Painting with Martha Carpenter
A native of Alabama, Martha is now a part time St Simons resident. She holds a degree in Fine Art from Western Kentucky and having studied abroad extensively she has built a clientele for both private and corporate portrait commissions.

This workshop will walk students through portrait painting from canvas and material preparation to final detail description and refinement. Offering both general instruction and individual critique students will be guided through the completion of a successful portrait.

Members/Non-Members $495

October 2-4, 2015
Still Life Study with Marc Chatov
Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia Marc learned from both his father and uncle in their atelier, the Chatov Studio. Marc's students, collectors and viewers are most impressed with the exquisite colors and brushwork that makes his portraits and easel works so distinctive. But it is his ability to capture the spirit of his subject, an ineffable humanity rendered in paint, which moves the viewer. Recalling the wisdom imparted to him by his father, Marc often quotes Roman's favorite truism,
"In art, first one becomes a master, then an artist, and finally, a student."

This workshop will be centered on utilizing objects of personal interest to develop compositions and design. For three days we will work emphasizing form and value relationships through the use of lighting and color. Marc will give a demonstration the first morning followed by individual instruction.

Members $425/Non-Members $450

October 16 & 17, 2015
Oil Painting with Jim Carson
Jim Carson has been painting in both oil and acrylic for over 25 years. His work has been described by art critics as "fresh and painterly". Jim's work hangs in personal and corporate galleries from California to Florida. There is a true simplicity and freshness to Jim's paintings that distinguish them, and give them a character of their own.

The focus of this workshop will be color and values, along with learning to see in large shapes and applying the paint quickly and confidently. There will be an emphasis on simplifying shapes, color harmony, composition, and painterly marks.Jim will be painting and demonstrating in oils, but you may also use water based oils or acrylics. A limited palette will be used, which is recommended that you try. If you prefer additional colors, you are welcome to bring them.

Members $325/Non-Members $350

Glynn Visual Arts Releases Plans for New Visual Arts Center on St. Simons Island
Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) released plans for its new visual arts center on St. Simons Island. Set to open to the public in January of 2015, this facility will provide GVA with optimal space to enhance its current operations. Included will be a large gallery, classrooms, a pottery studio, gift shop, offices, and on-site parking. Visit www.glynnart.org/get-involved.html for details about this exciting announcement.







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