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

Theatre & Film Summer Camps Offer Creative Training

2015 summer camps for ages 6 to 18 at the Historic Ritz Theatre

The camps are led by professional in the field and are designed to teach essential creative skills in a fun atmosphere. "With camps in both theater arts and filmmaking over a seven-week period, there's sure to be something for every creative young person out there," says Heather Heath, executive director, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. "These summer programs are a great way to enhance concentration, discipline and social and interpersonal skills."

The full camp schedule is as follows:

AGES 6-7
Campers explore popular books through dramatic play and art. The week culminates with a presentation sharing the campers' adventure on Friday at 3:30 p.m. (Class minimum: 8; Maximum: 14)
Shrek
June 15-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $175 Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson

Olivia The Pig
July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $175 Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson

AGES 8-11
Young performers mount their own production while learning theatre skills. The class performances are held on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (Class minimum: 10, Maximum: 20)
Junie B. Jones
July 6-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $175 Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson

Charlotte's Web
July 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $175 Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson

AGES 12-15
Powered by campers' imaginative writings, acting, visual art and more, this week is sure to inspire, challenge, and excite. The week culminates with a presentation on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (Class minimum: 10, Maximum: 20)
Camp Create
July 13-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $175 Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson

AGES 14-18
Music Video Making This high-energy experience allows both budding and experienced filmmakers to create their own music videos. (Class minimum: 4; Maximum: 10)
June 8-12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $200 Instructor: Anthony Stubelek

Film Actor Workshop This acting intensive three-day camp focuses on acting in the films created in the filmmaking camp. (Max: 10, Application Required)
June 22-24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $100 Instructor: Heather Heath

Filmmaking This rigorous camp is perfect for both potential and experienced filmmakers to create their own film from start to finish. (Class minimum: 4; Maximum: 10)
June 22-26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $200 Instructor: Anthony Stubelek

All camps run Monday-Friday at the Ritz Theatre.

The Film Actor Workshop is Monday-Wednesday at the Ritz Theatre.

Tuition increases by $25 after June 1.

Multiple Camp Discount: Take $25 off total tuition if registering for more than one camp.

Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.

Lunch is not provided, campers ages 14 and up may purchase lunch in the downtown area with a guardian's permission.

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 Calendar of Events

JULY 2015

AUGUST 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

OCTOBER 2015

NOVEMBER 2015

DECEMBER 2015


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

JULY 2015

July 1 - 30:
The Neptune Park Fun Zone is the place to putt, plunge and play on St. Simons Island. The whole family will enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open year round, the golf course offers fun for groups of any size ($7 per round, discounts available for large groups). Cool off this summer at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool ($7/day, open during spring & summer seasons). There is something for everyone, including a wading pool and water gym for the kids, lap lanes, and zero-entry access. All areas are constantly monitored by American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. Since a day at the pool works up an appetite, enjoy refreshments from our on-site concession stand while lounging poolside under an umbrella. Kids will love our state-of-the-art playground with swings, slides and much more. There are benches alongside for parents to watch the fun. There is no admission fee for the playground. 550 Beachview Dr. (912) 279-2836 or Neptune Park Fun Zone.

July 1 - 30:
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island, 210 South Riverview Dr., with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area. The rides and attractions at Summer Waves are super kewl! Plan your fun filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek, riding the waves of the Frantic Atlantic, or high speed thrills down Pirate's Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! (912) 635-2074 or Summer Waves Water Park.

July 30:
Summer Classic Movies at The Ritz
The fun continues every Thursday during the month of July with an variety of modern classics: The series wraps up on July 30 with a sing-a-long to Rodgers & Hammerstein's cinematic treasure, The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of this Best Picture winner at 7pm.

As they have done for the past several years, MTR Real Estate professionals Angie Aimar and James Laurens will be serving up piping hot popcorn in the theatre lobby (first come, first served). Ticket holders can show their tickets at Tipsy McSway's, 1414 Newcastle, for one free draft beer after the show.

Admission to each show in the Summer Classic Movies series is still only $5 for all ages. The box office opens at 5 p.m.; cartoons, previews, and short subjects begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934.

July 30:
Paint and Play at The King and Prince, 6-9pm in the Retreat Room (above ECHO). $55/person: includes wine, appetizers, and art supplies. You do not have to be an artist to be part of this fun and creative girl's night out! All you have to do is show up and paint. Local artist Cathie Parmelee will provide step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of a Cathie Parmelee original. Price includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. Sign up with the concierge 912.638.3631 or ECHO 912.268.5967

July 31:
Peas and Carrotts plays live at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

More information coming soon!

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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 4:
Junior Golf Camp at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.
By popular demand, and due to the success of our earlier Junior Golf Camps, we will offer a one day Junior Golf Camp on Tuesday August 4th, beginning at 8:30 am and running until 11:00 am. The cost of the camp will be $50, and will include instruction on all aspects of the game, along with a snack and lunch. Spaces will be limited so call the Golf shop at 912.634.0255 and we will register your child for the camp.

August 7:
Robby & Felix plays live from 7pm - 10pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

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 8:
Cops N Robbers plays live from 8pm - 11pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

August 8:
East River Arts Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is calling all local artists, artisans and crafters to take part in the East River Arts Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. This exciting new market will showcase unique and artistically designed merchandise and artwork at the Brunswick Farmers Market Pavilion on the second Saturday of each summer month, beginning in June.

"We are looking for a diverse array of arts, crafts, distinctive food and specialty items," says Heather Heath, director, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. "We have so many talented people in the Golden Isles and we want to give them the opportunity to promote and sell their one-of-a-kind hand-made goods in a great location right on our Historic Downtown Brunswick waterfront. It's a great summer spot for both locals and visitors to shop for items unique to our area."

The East River Arts Market will take place on June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Great produce and other items will also be available from regular Farmers Market vendors on those days as well as on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

For more information or to rent a booth space, please contact Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at 912.262.6665 or 912.262.6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org.

August 14:
The Traveling Riverside Band plays live from 8pm - 11pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

August 15:
Peas and Carrots plays live at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

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 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

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 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.

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OCTOBER 2015

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 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

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
www.soglogallery.com

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.

More information coming soon!

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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 2015 Junior Refuge Ranger Summer Camps

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge announces the dates for the Junior Refuge Ranger Summer Camps. Back by popular demand, with additional dates and ages included, the summer camps will be offered as follows; June 17th-19th for ages 5-7 and June 24th-26th for ages 8-12. Activities will take place each day from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A $25 camp reservation fee is required by each participant and will include a boat tour with Okefenokee Adventures, a summer camp t-shirt, snacks and more. Limited space is available, and reservations are made on a first come first serve basis. Registration is required and the deadline for both camps will be Friday, June 5th.

Activities throughout the camp include a boat tour, archery, fishing, wildlife activities, pond exploration, games, arts and crafts, and more! Each day will cover different topics that will actively engage participants in fun activities and nature-based learning opportunities in the Okefenokee. Come out and join us for days full of sun, fun and, nature. The camp is sponsored by Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Okefenokee Wildlife League. All activities will take place within the Suwanee Canal Recreation Area (East Entrance) to the refuge, 11 miles southwest of Folkston, Georgia. For more information, or to register, contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at 912- 496-7836, open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

For registration of programs or for more information, contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at 912-496-7836 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All activities will take place at the East Entrance of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, eleven miles southwest of Folkston, GA along Georgia State Highway 121/23.

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

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

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

June 3 - June 27, 2015:

Glynn Visual Arts Announces Inaugural Artist Member Show at Newly Renovated Beachview Drive Gallery

Exhibition Features "Vacation Art" by Noted Local Artists

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) will mount its first exhibition by GVA's artist members at its newly renovated gallery in the Pier Village at 529 Beachview Drive in St. Simons Island. The show, which opens on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, and runs through Friday, June 27, 2015, features 42 works by 28 outstanding local artists and photographers.

The public is invited to view the work and meet the artists at a free reception to be held at the gallery, located in the new Golden Isles' Welcome Center (GVA's former home) between 5:30pm and 7:00pm on Thursday, June 4.

Titled "31.1597°N, 81.3886°W - Vacation Art to Take Home," the show cites the latitude and longitude of the St. Simons Lighthouse to illustrate its focus on local attractions and icons. The exhibition is free and open to the pubic from 9:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Saturday, and 12:00noon until 5:00pm on Sundays.

The works are designed to appeal to residents and visitors alike, with subject matter spanning local vistas, our unique cypress and Live Oaks trees, the marshes, images of our beautiful sunrises and sunsets, sunbathers, wildlife, flora and fauna, our beaches and other aspects that make the Golden Isles so very attractive.

All the works, featuring some of the Golden Isles' best-known artists and photographers, are "suitcase friendly," with a maximum size of 16" by 20," and are accessible to all, with a maximum price of $650.

CONTACT
Glynn Visual Arts Executive Director - John Bauser
John@glynnvisualarts.org
912.638.8770

Summer Art Camps for Kids 2015

Pirates & Mermaids w/Donna MacPherson
Ages 6 - 14
June 1-5
July 6-10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ahoy. Come explore the fantasy world of pirates and mermaids with a fun week. Various crafts including masks, painting and a decoupage treasure chest.
Bring a healthy snack.​
All materials included
$135 members/$145 non-members

Clay & Collage w/Debbie Craig
Ages 7+
June 15- 19
June 22-26
July 13-17
July 20-24
All camps are 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Learn the process of working with clay, making rattles/bells. Concluding with collage techniques.
All materials included / Bring Lunch $135 members/$145 non-members

Mixed Media Art Exploration with Lisa Moody
Ages 4-6
June 22-26
July 13-17
August 3-7 (drop in available)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages 7-10
June 22-26
July 13-17
August 3-7 (drop in available)
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Kids will explore different mediums such as watercolor, oil pastel, acrylic and printmaking on different surfaces from traditional stretched canvas to paper and even floor cloth. All materials included / Bring a healthy snack. $135 members/$145 non-members. August Classes are available as both week long or drop in the price for drop in: $27 Members/ $30 Non-members

Miniature Monet w/ Sarah Gleason
Ages 7-11
June 8-12
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 15-19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Students will engage in various art and craft projects including, painting, drawing, and collage. They will explore composition, light, space, and color while also learning about artists from the Impressionist era.
All materials included / Bring a healthy snack. $135 members/$145 non-members

Paper Mache & Decoupage w/Donna MacPherson
Ages 6 - 14
June 15-19
July 20-24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Explore the fun art form of Paper Mache and Decoupage as we learn about the process with tips on composition and assembly. Get personal, bring any items that you might like to incorporate such as copies of pictures of yourself, family, friends or pets.
All materials included.
Bring a healthy snack.​
$135 members/$145 non-members

Journal & Book Making w/Debbie Craig
Ages 13+
July 6-10
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Students will prepare papers to use in the making of journal covers. They will learn to use the Japanese Stab-Binding Technicque as well as accordion folding to make simple books. By the end of this week long class each student will have a beautiful, hand made journal and other small, simple books. This class is perfect for middle school and high school students who love to work with paper! All materials included / Bring a healthy snack. $135 members/$145 non-members

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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