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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, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 638-8770. Pottery, Hand-Building and Wheel Ongoing classes. Glynn Visual Arts Pottery Studio, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 912.638.8770.

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

Coastal Photographers Guild Third Thursday each month. 6pm. Glynn 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.


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 2014 Calendar of Events

OCTOBER 2014

NOVEMBER 2014

DECEMBER 2014


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

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ON-GOING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ON ST. SIMONS

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

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

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

Children's Pottery Classes
10-11:30 a.m. Children ages 7 and up will enjoy instruction by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Pottery Studio, 217 Skylane Rd., McKinnon Business Park. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 for more information. www.glynnart.org.

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

Old-Fashioned 4th of July in Downtown Brunswick!
Fireworks in Mary Ross ParkWalking Parade lines up at 6:15 p.m. at Hanover Square and proceed through Downtown to Mary Ross Waterfront Park) Celebration at the Park begins 7 p.m. with games, prizes, music, free watermelon slices for everyone. After dark, a Spectacular Fireworks Display over the East River!

Every Monday

Oil and Acrylic Classes
4-6 p.m. High school students and adults are encouraged to take these great classes with Barbara Mueller.Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Gallery, 319 Mallery St. in the Village of St. Simons. Call 912.638.8770 for more information. www.glynnart.org.

Every Wednesday

Oil and Acrylic Classes
10 a.m. - noon. High school students and adults are encouraged to take these great classes with Barbara Mueller.Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Gallery, 319 Mallery St. in the Village of St. Simons. Call 912.638.8770 for more information.

Every Thursday

Adult Pottery Classes
Morning classes 9-11:30 a.m. and evening classes 6-8:30p.m. Instruction in wheel and handbuilding by by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Pottery Studio, 217 Skylane Rd., McKinnon Business Park. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 for more information. www.glynnart.org.


ST SIMONS EVENTS & THINGS TO DO

OCTOBER 2014

October 1–5:
The 3rd Annual St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival! Celebrating the Bounty of Georgia’s Golden Isles while raising dollars and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles, the only community-based, non-profit hospice serving the area. (404) 255-6298 or saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com.

October 1 - October 25, 2014.
Glynn Visual Arts Presents "Low Country Rhythms"
Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) announces its October, 2014 Gallery Exhibit "Low Country Rhythms" on Saint Simons Island, GA September 29 - October 25th, 2014.

A tribute to Glynn Visual Arts' juried artists, this gallery exhibit will feature regional works inspired by the coastal community we all enjoy. Spanish moss draping the boughs of great oaks, waves lapping the beach inviting us to enter the water, and other images including flora, fauna and historical landmarks will adorn the walls at 529 Beachview Drive. The works will be a variety of two dimensional mediums which will share the artists' perspective of what inspires them in the low country.

The opening reception will be held on October 2nd from 5:00-7:00 pm, with appetizers and wine. Judie Wallace, of the Ballard Community Center, will have her dancers share the art of clogging for our entertainment. For more information about this event, you may contact Glynn Visual Arts at 912/638-8770. Admission is Free.

Glynn Visual Arts is a 61 year-old member-based, not for profit organization that is governed by its seventeen member Board of Directors. Additional information on Glynn Visual Arts can be found at www.glynnvisualarts.org.

October 3, 17, 24, and 31 (Halloween)
Friday nights in October at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets – $15 per person

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden Live Oak 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 ghost sightings, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for 1.5 hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. We will walk beneath the centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

Call 912.264.7333 to reserve a spot or for further information. Tours will begin and end at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Visitor Center. Tours will be every Friday night in October, beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is the number one attraction in Brunswick according to Tripadvisior and was recently named one of the “Top Ten Southern Plantations” by USA Today.

October 3 - November 22:
BRUNSWICK, GA - Local Photographer’s Work Headlines New Exhibit at The Ritz. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is bringing the work of local photographer Donna MacPherson to the Ritz Gallery. The exhibit, Naturally Coastal: The Photography of Donna MacPherson, will open during First Friday festivities on Oct. 3, from 5-8 p.m., in the Historic Ritz Theatre Gallery, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick.
 
MacPherson is a freelance and fine art photographer specializing in capturing images representing nature, life style, travel and food from the Golden Isles to around the globe. Her exhibit at the Ritz focuses on her photographs of the beautiful natural wonders of coastal Georgia, including the many birds that populate the shores and inland waterways of the Golden Isles. MacPherson is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, Jekyll Island Arts Association, McIntosh Art Association, Coastal Photographer’s Guild and a juried artist with Glynn Arts Association on St. Simons Island.
 
For those who cannot attend opening night, MacPherson’s photographs will be on display through Nov. 22. The Gallery is open Wednesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, please contact Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at 912.262.6934, info@goldenislesarts.org or leave a message on our Facebook page. For more information about MacPherson, visit www.donnamacpherson.com.

October 17-18:
5th Annual St. Simons Island SUP Challenge! The 5th Annual St. Simons Island Stand Up Paddleboard Challenge is hosted by Davis Love III, Paddle & Putt, SUP & Surf. Event includes a 3-mile short course, 8-mile elite race, 4 person team relay race, and 13 and under, and dog on board raced. 100% net proceeds donated to the Davis Love Foundation and there is a $12,000 guaranteed purse. SaintSimonsIslandSupChallenge.

October 18:
15th Annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. 11 a.m. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbilee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. stewbilee.com.

October 20-26:
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.

October 22:
Platinum-selling and 2014 Grammy Country Single of the Year winner Darius Rucker will perform in the Golden Isles this October as part of The McGladrey Classic, an Official PGA TOUR FedExCup Event hosted by Davis Love III. Rucker will entertain fans with a concert Wednesday evening, “Live Under the Oaks” at Sea Island Golf Club. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit mcgladreyclassic.com.

October 24-26:
Savannah Speed Classic presented by Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s signature automobile events, will include major international names in automotive collecting and racing when the event returns for its 13th annual celebration. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at The Grand Prize of America Road Course situated on Savannah’s Hutchinson Island. (843) 785-7469 or hhiconcours.com.

October 29-31:
Georgia Florida Golf Classic. Join the largest golf tournament in Bulldawg Nation. The Georgia-Florida tradition attracts fans from across the country to defend the reputation of their favorite team. Golf is played the Thursday and Friday before the Georgia-Florida Football Game. Other activities include cocktail parties, oyster roasts, putting contests and more. Tournament Entry Fee, $270 – $300. Parking Fee $5. For more information, (877) 453-5955.

NOVEMBER 2014

November 1-2:
The St. Simons Island Antique Show! Featuring interesting and unusual items, and other treasures from by-gone eras! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Dr. off Mallery St. In the historic Pier Village area. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Always Free admission and parking. (912) 267-7822 or stsimonsantiques.com.

November 1-2:
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s signature automobile events, will include major international names in automotive collecting and racing when the event returns for its 13th annual celebration. Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 1) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Motoring Midway (Nov. 1-2) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 2) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Port Royal Golf Club, 10 Clubhouse Dr. (843) 785-7469 or hhiconcours.com.

November 2, 2014:
Music@Wesley presents REQUIEM by John Rutter
Time: 7:00 pm
Admission: none
Address: Wesley United Methodist Church, 6520 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Contact: Christopher Goodson
912.634.1412
chris@wesleyssi.org

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7:00 p.m., a community choir and orchestra conducted by Christopher Goodson will present a special All Saints Service of music featuring the REQUIEM by John Rutter at Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, 6520 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

The REQUIEM by John Rutter is a beautiful and popular musical adaptation of the Requiem Mass for the Dead (Missa pro defunctis) which includes both Latin and English texts. This composition is presented as part of a special All Saints Service, a time of remembrance and reflection for those who have passed on.

The community choir will present this concert accompanied by orchestra members from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, other local musicians, soprano soloist, and organ.  We are excited to welcome Kayo Ishimaru, principal harpist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; Kayo has previously performed the Rutter REQUIEM in England with the composer conducting.

There is NO admission for the performance, which is free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken to assist Music@Wesley, which will help provide future services of music for the community.

November 8:
The Altamaha Riverkeeper’s 8th Annual Clam on Saturday, November 8, 2014 is our biggest annual event to raise funds to protect our coast and the Altamaha watershed—the largest river system in the state which includes the Ocmulgee, Oconee, and Ohoopee Rivers.  
 
Clam Jam 2014 is held at the amazing Pine Marsh Farm in Brunswick overlooking the Marshes of Glynn. Dr. Neal and Ginger Boswell are hosting the festivities including a private farm tour and an alfresco dinner featuring the freshest local oysters, clams, and shrimp, and Dr. Boswell’s famous pecan smoked Boston butts. The event features live music by Kelli Parr, the Wall of Wine, and an auction full of art, nature tours, and other cool items.
 
Tickets are $100 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. To buy tickets and for more information go to www.altamahariverkeeper.org.

November 10-16:
The Savannah Food & Wine Festival returns bringing the best of Savannah’s cuisine and wine selection, and featuring appearances from celebrity chefs from around the Southeast. It’s an event any food and wine connoisseur won’t want to miss. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a non-profit that works to advocate for the tourism industry. The festival raises money for a variety of charitable causes. For more information savannahfoodandwinefest.com.

November 21-23:
Friday through Sunday, (Friday: 5 - 8pm, Saturday: 10am - 8pm, Sunday: 10am - 4pm). Many exciting new activities will be featured at our 4th annual holiday festival in addition to the ever popular fine arts and crafts by talented artisans! Postell Park will come alive with beautiful wreaths and decorations, entertainment, craft demos, and Santa's arrival! A perfect kick-off to the holiday season! Contact Glynn Visual Arts at 912.638.8770 or Festival Chair Susan Fyfe Molnar at festivals@glynnart.org.

November 28:
Historic Downtown Brunswick Tree Lighting! Lighting of the Christmas tree in the downtown squares and reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Mayor Bryan Thompson. Santa will be on hand as will carolers and music. 5:30 p.m. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

DECEMBER 2014

December 6:
Annual Brunswick Christmas Parade, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Come enjoy the annual Brunswick Christmas Parade. The Parade starts at Coffin Park and makes it’s way West on Gloucester to Mary Ross Waterfront Park. The reviewing stand will be in front of Customs House / City Hall at 601 Gloucester St. Santa Claus makes an appearance at the end of the parade and distributes free bags of candy afterwards at Mary Ross Park. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

December 6:
Brunswick Holiday Bazaar at Mary Ross Waterfront Park! Here’s a fun and easy way to get some extra holiday shopping in presented by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. Crafts and decor, flea market finds, specialty items and seasonal goodies will be available, from 8 a.m. until about 5 p.m. Don’t miss out on the yummy fall veggies, great Georgia pecans and homemade treats, too – the Brunswick Farmers Market is always the perfect place to find the freshest and best-tasting produce in town. (912) 262-6665 or (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

December 7:
The Golden Isles Youth Orchestra, formerly the Coastal Youth Symphony, announces its Holiday Concert on December 7, 2014, at 3:00pm at the Glynn Academy Auditorium. The concert will feature classical works as well as some holiday favorites. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and will be available from orchestra members or by contacting GIYO through our new website, GoldenIslesYouthOrchestra.org. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. The GIYO currently includes 56 student musicians, ages 12-19, from Glynn, Camden, McIntosh, Charlton, Bacon and Ware counties who are committed to weekly rehearsals of two and a half hours, to lessons, and to daily practice in preparation for concerts in December and May. GIYO is proud of the diversity in age, gender, racial and economic status that exists among the participants at all levels.

December 13:
Christmas Boat Parade of Lights, 6 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit and join the Golden Isles Sailing Club’s Fourth Annual Christmas Parade of Lights to welcome the Holiday Season! 1530 Newcastle St., Mary Ross Waterfront Park. (912) 275-7774 or goldenislessailingclub.com.



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


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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

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

Okefenokee Hunt Dates for 2014 Season
 
Okefenokee is one of many national wildlife refuges in the United States that offer hunting programs. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife. The harvest of surplus animals is one tool used to manage wildlife populations at a level compatible with the environment, provide recreational opportunities, and permit the use of a valuable resource. Public hunting on the Okefenokee NWR is permitted in three areas, the Suwannee Canal Recreation Area, the Pocket, and the Cowhouse Unit at certain times of the year.
  
More information is available on the refuge website at www.fws.gov/okefenokee, at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center, located off Hwy. 121/23 near Folkston, GA by calling 912.496.7836 between 9am and 5pm Thursday–Monday. 
  
Suwannee Canal Hunt
A total of 40 permits will be awarded for this hunt, 10 of which will be reserved for disabled hunters in wheelchairs. Hunts are scheduled for two half-days: Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 5:30 a.m. until noon. The hunt is for deer (either sex, limit 2 per day) and feral hogs (either sex, no limit). Hunters are required to use shotgun with slugs or muzzleloaders only. Use of buckshot is prohibited. Deer taken do not count against the state limit, and a special refuge tag will be provided upon check-out for each deer taken. All hunters must possess a valid Georgia hunting license.
 
Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in at the Okefenokee Shop Area commences at 5 a.m. each day of the hunt. Follow signs from entrance road to sign-in area.  Hunters may line up for check-in no earlier than 4 a.m. and vehicles may not be left unattended. Stand-by hunters may be selected on the second day of the hunt when first-day selected hunters do not return and/or check-in by 5:30 a.m. Hunters must be prepared to pay $15.00 for a hunt permit. Checks, money-orders, or cash will be accepted.

The Pocket Hunt
This free hunt for archery only will take place at the Pocket Unit near Fargo September 13–October 10, 2014 in accordance with State regulations. All hunters must sign in and out at the west entrance kiosk, and possess a valid Georgia hunting license and refuge entrance pass (see website or call about entrance pass info). All stands must be removed daily. Park private vehicles on the shoulder of the road and do not block access roads or ditches. Walk into the hunt area; ATV’s are prohibited.  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 Forest hunts. Hunt dates are as follows:

Deer and Feral Hog
Archery (Either Sex)
Sept. 13-29, Oct. 5-7, Oct. 12-16, Sign-In.
Primitive weapons (Either sex)
Oct. 1-4, Check-In. Oct 9-11, Sign-In.
Firearms (Buck only)
Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-28, Sign-In.
Firearms (Either Sex)
Nov. 6-8, Check-In. Nov. 26-30, Sign-In. Dec. 6-9, Check-In. 
 
Small Game
Firearms (See State Regulations)
(Quail, Rabbit, & Squirrel Only): Aug. 15- Sept. 29, Oct. 5- Nov. 4, Nov. 9- Feb. 28.  Pointing dogs allowed for quail hunting only. No furbearer season. Feral hogs may be taken during small game dates after Oct. 31. Sign-In at Dixon Memorial WMA and at refuge Cowhouse kiosk if on refuge property.

Turkey
Firearms (Shotgun)
Mar. 21- May 15, 2015. In accordance with Dixon Memorial WMA regulations. Sign-In at Dixon Memorial WMA and at refuge Cowhouse kiosk if on refuge property.

Hunters on this portion of the refuge are limited to foot and bicycle traffic only. Hunters must sign-in and sign-out and must possess a valid Georgia hunting license. Regulations and information may be obtained by calling 229.426.5267 or at www.gohuntgeorgia.com and www.fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee.

All activities start inside the east entrance of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, 7 miles southwest of Folkston, GA, off the Okefenokee Parkway South (GA 121/23).

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 Calendar

Fall - Winter 2014


529 Beachview Drive
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.638.8770
glynnart@bellsouth.net
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm

QUICK LINKS
Photography Classes
On-Going Classes
Pottery Classes
Workshops
Kids Classes
Partners in Art

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. 


Gallery Shows

September 29 - October 25
Now Showing!
Low Country Rhythms
GVA's October Exhibition
September 29 - October 25th, 2014

A tribute to Glynn Visual Arts' juried artists, this gallery exhibit will feature regional works inspired by the coastal community we all enjoy. Spanish moss draping the boughs of great oaks, waves lapping the beach inviting us to enter the water, and other works including flora, fauna and historical landmarks will adorn the walls at 529 Beachview Drive. The works will be a variety of two and three dimensional mediums which will share the artists' perspective of what inspires them in the low country.

The opening reception will be held on October 2nd from 5:00-7:00 pm, with appetizers and wine. Judie Wallace, of the Ballard Community Center, will have her dancers share the art of clogging for our entertainment. For more information about this event, you may contact Glynn Visual Arts at 912/638-8770. Admission is Free.

October 1 - 30
The Brunswick Library will feature paintings by Miriam Murdy. Meet the Artist Reception
Friday, October 3, 2014
5:30-7:30 pm

October 6, 2014
The Two Mildreds:
Their Legacy at Left Bank Art Gallery
Glynn Visual Arts Kaleidoscope series will pay tribute to local legends Mildred Nix Huie, her daughter Mildred Huie Wilcox, and their contributions to our island's art history!

This retrospective will take place on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6pm at the Coastal Georgia Historical Society Heritage Center. The cost to attend is $25 and $20 for Glynn Visual Arts members.

GVA's Kaleidoscope series brings to the Golden Isles noted speakers for stimulating and thought-provoking presentations on the visual arts, architecture and design. Past presenters have included such nationally recognized figures as the acclaimed illustrator Jack Davis and Philip Verre, COO of the High Museum of Atlanta.

October 11 - 12, 2014
GVA's 45th Annual Art in the Park:
10 am -5 pm
Postell Park in the Pier Village, Saint Simons Island

October 16
Community Events
Golden Isles Live!
Thursday, October 16
Brunswick High school
7:30 p.m.
Galleria Seasons

October 16 - 31
Bermuda Seaglass Jewelry Salon
Judith Paixao returns for two weeks, bringing seaglass and all kinds of treasures from seas around the world. Design your own jewelry ... or holiday presents!
Champagne Opening: October 16, 4 - 8 p.m.

October 17 - 19, 2014
Watercolor Workshop en Plein Air with Mary O. Smith: Join Mary O. for this three day workshop. The workshop will begin at 9:30 am with a quick demonstration which will illustrate the planning stage of Mary O's process, drawing discussions on perspective and moving on to finished painting. Individual help will be given to all levels throughout the day! Days will end with a critique of your works beginning at 3:30 pm. Contact GVA for more information. Price: $300

October 20, 22, 27 and 29
Girls' Night Out Design sessions
Mondays and Wednesdays
4 - 8 p.m.
Champagne will be served to help your creativity!!!

October 18
Decoupage Pumpkins! This Holiday favorite focuses on fun! You will transform paper mache pumpkins into beautiful pieces of art using basic decoupage techniques, with each pumpkin developing its own personality.
Kids Workshop is for ages
6 years+, 9:00 am - noon
Adult Workshop: BYOB
1:00 - 4:00 $30 members/$35 non members

Featuring The Vega String Quartet with abstract artist Timothy Raines
www.brunswickcommunityconcert.org

Vivaldi's landmark composition, "The Four Seasons", accompanied by the creation of two unique acrylic-on-canvas pieces live onstage!


Workshops

Mary O. Smith - Plein Air Workshop
October 17, 18, 19
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Creative Art Adventures with Ken Wallin
Nov 12, 13 & 14

Tri-Color Pouring & Blending with Lian Quan Zhen
January 15, 16, 17, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

z e n t a n g l e®
Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:30
Learn to draw beautiful art even if you have never drawn before. The Zentangle method is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. All ages and all skill levels can benefit from Zentangle — increased focus and relaxation, decreased stress and fun! The Zentangle method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Learn more at zentangle.com. Susan Ricci Certified Zentangle Teacher.

Paper Play with Debbie Craig
Last Saturday of every month
August - February 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn to Paint in Any Medium with Lynn St. Claire
Learn the basics while developing a strong background in color theory.
Thursdays 9:30 am - 12:30pm
(preregistration is required)


Fall Children's Classes

Photography Club for Middle and High School Students
October 9th's meeting - Portait and lighting - wear your Halloween costume!

Jewelry Making
Tuesday 4:00-5:30 pm
ages 9+

Zentangle
fun, relaxing way to create beautiful images using structured patterns. Great way to
develop concentration skills!
Come get your Zen on!
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm
ages 11-15

Cartooning
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:45 pm
ages 7 - 12

Pottery for Kids
Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am

Paper Play
Middle School and up
August - February 2015
Last Saturday of every month
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
must preregister


Special Events

Glynn Art in the Park Fall Festival
October 11th and 12th 9am-5pm
Glynn Visual Arts is the oldest premier sponsor of art in the Golden Isles of Georgia, with over 50 years of experience organizing art festivals as well as gallery exhibits. The 45th Annual Fall "Glynn Art in the Park" Festival is held in Postell Park on St. Simons Island, under live oak trees and surrounded by history.  The festival is located in the heart of St. Simon’s Village, next to the historical lighthouse, fishing pier, shopping and restaurants. This thriving cultural community attracts thousands of local, national and international visitors every year.   Our mission to promote and encourage creative expression is highlighted within this show.  We invite you to be a part of this exciting event.


Ongoing Classes

MONDAYS

Drawing and Painting with Sherry Egger
Sherry will be teaching drawing in charcoal/color pencils and painting in acrylics and oil.
Date/Time: Every Mon. 9am-noon.
Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for a series of 4 classes. Glynn Visual Arts, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770
Oil & Acrylic with Barbara Mueller
Learn to paint on canvas or better your technique. Open to all levels. Call for supplies. High school students are welcome.
Date/Time: Every Mon. from 3pm - 6pm.
Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 6 classes.

TUESDAYS

Pastel Painting with Louise Eaton
Explore various techniques such as under painting, still life painting and more.  Drawing experience is helpful. Call for supply list.
Date/Time: Every Tues. from 9:30am - 12:30 pm.
Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 4 classes.

WEDNESDAYS

Oil & Acrylic with Barbara Mueller
Learn to paint on canvas or better your technique. Open to all levels. Call for supplies. High school students are welcome. 
Date/Time: Every Wed from 10am - noon.
Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 6 classes. Cost: $30 for single drop-in. $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 6 classes.

Open Studio with Ken
Come and paint with Ken Wallin who facilitates a wonderful atmosphere to guide you on a your journey to successful art.
Every Wed. from 1pm - 4pm
Cost: $20 per session.

StoryDrawing School 2014 with Bob Pendarvis.
Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00
Cost $350 per session.

THURSDAYS

Adult Pottery Class with instructor, Debbie Craig
Date/Time: Every Thursday from 9am - 11:30am
$27 drop-in. $130 for 6 classes for members/$145 for 6 classes for non-members
Clay: $25/25 lbs. Glynn Visual Arts, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770

Watercolor with Lynn St Clair
Learn the basics of watercolor. Must reserve a space. Date/Time: Every Thur. from 9:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $110 non-members/$98 GAA members for series of 4 classes.

Adult Pottery Class with instructor, Debbie Craig
Date/Time: Every Thur. from 6pm-8:30pm
$27 drop-in / $130 for 6 classes for members / $145 for 6 classes for non-members
Clay: $25/25 lbs.

Pottery for Kids w/Debbie Craig
Date/Time: Every Sat. from 10am - 11:30am
Students must be 7 years old.
Cost: $95 member/$105 nonmember for 6 classes. Drop-in: $18. Glynn Visual Arts, 529 Beachview Drive, SSI, 912-638-8770
StoryDrawing School 2014 for kids with Bob Pendarvis.
Saturday mornings from 10:00 - 11:30
Cost $25 per class or $135 per session.

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