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St. Simons Island 2020 Calendar of Events

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

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The Events Calendar has now been updated with current 2020 information for upcoming events!

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Art Classes & Workshops
Several local organizations offer ongoing art classes and workshops for various media, ages, and experience levels; each with various times and prices. For more information visit:
Glynn Visual Arts : 529 Beachview Dr. Call 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
SloGlo Gallery & Brunswick Actors' Theatre : 1413 Newcastle St. Call 912.262.0628 or visit SoGloGallery.com
McIntosh Art Association : 404 Northway, Darien. Call 912.437.7711 or visit mcintoshartassociation.com.

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

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

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

Nature Walk
Enjoy a guided nature walk with local wildlife and eco experts who help explore the beaches of Jekyll Island and its marshes, dunes and maritime forest during year-round tours. Visit Tidelands Nature Center at 100 Riverview Dr., call 912.635.5032 or visit tidelands4h.org.
Every Tuesday

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

Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children.
10:30am at the Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. Call 912.267.1212 or visit trrl.org.
Third Tuesdays

Eco-Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing
Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island hosts an Eco-Lecture Series at 6pm on the third tuesday of each month. A new guest speaker each month will discuss eco and environmental topics regarding the preservation of Coastal Georgia. Sip a cocktail while enjoying the lovel marsh view. Cost is $10 per person (includes your first drink). Space is limited. RSVP online at VillageCreekLanding.com or call 912.399.0063.
Every Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brunswick Farmers Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8am til dark. Call 912.262.6665 for more information.

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

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




June 2020
June

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

June 16

Toys for Turtles and other Animal Enrichment
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

We have a variety of ambassador animals on display at the UGA Aquarium that we keep healthy and active through animal enrichment activities. Learn about some of the toys we use to entertain snakes, sea turtles and other animals during our upcoming virtual program with aquarium curator Lisa Kovalanchik and marine education fellow Maggie Shiffert.

Adult supervision is required for virtual programs. Tune in every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for classes on different topics. For a schedule of upcoming classes visit our website gacoast.uga.edu.

June 19

Crabbing 101
Time: 12 pm - 1 pm
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

Did you know the scientific name for blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, means "savory beautiful swimmer"? Learn all about these amazing animals during a virtual crabbing lesson with educators at Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Highlights include instructions for setting up your own crabbing gear and a Q & A with fisheries extension agent and associate director of marine extension Bryan Fluech. This program is open to all ages but designed for teenagers and adults.

June 23

The Great Plankton Sink Off
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

Join volunteer coordinator Katie Higgins and marine education fellow Madeline McDonald to learn about phytoplankton, which are tiny algae floating in the water that produce the oxygen we breath and serve as an important food source for marine animals!

Adult supervision is required for virtual programs. Tune in every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for classes on different topics. For a schedule of upcoming classes visit our website gacoast.uga.edu.

June 25

Afternoons at the Aquarium: Are You a Fish?
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix of games, art, stories and virtual animal encounters that provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Activities are designed for ages 4-8 years old with an accompanying adult.

June 30

Fish Dissection
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

What makes a fish a fish? Find out during a virtual fish lab with aquarium curator Lisa Kovalanchik. She will provide an introduction to fish anatomy before walking participants through a real fish dissection.

Adult supervision is required for virtual programs. Tune in every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for classes on different topics. For a schedule of upcoming classes visit our website gacoast.uga.edu.


July 2020
July 2

Afternoons at the Aquarium: The Flying Debris
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix of games, art, stories and virtual animal encounters that provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Activities are designed for ages 4-8 years old with an accompanying adult.

July 4

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

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

Brunswick's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Historic Downtown Brunswick celebrates each year at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, with a fireworks display, games for kids and adults like sack races, horseshoes, tug-of-war, hula-hoop contests and more. And of course free watermelon! Courtesy of the City of Brunswick.

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

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

July 4-5

Fourth of July Sunshine Festival Arts & Crafts Show at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com

July 7

Exploring the Coast
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

Naturalist and marine educator John "Crawfish" Crawford has been exploring in Georgia's coastal habitats since he was a child. Join him for a virtual lesson on Georgia's coastal habitats. He'll teach you how to brew your own yaupon holly tea at home while sharing some of his adventures and photos of the coast.

Adult supervision is required for virtual programs. Tune in every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for classes on different topics. For a schedule of upcoming classes visit our website gacoast.uga.edu.

July 9

Afternoons at the Aquarium: Turtle Takeover
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix of games, art, stories and virtual animal encounters that provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Activities are designed for ages 4-8 years old with an accompanying adult.

July 10

Sharks and Rays 101
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: https://gacoast.uga.edu/

Did you know that clearnose skates lay delicate egg cases commonly called mermaid's purses? See a mermaid's purse and a baby skate yourself during this virtual event. Learn about the incredible diversity of sharks around the world before exploring why local shark and ray species are so important in Georgia's waters and what you can do as a recreational angler to help conserve them. This virtual program is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required.

July 14

Skull Puzzles
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

Put on your zoologist cap and join educator Anne Lindsay for some skull sleuthing. Learn about the form and function of various animal skulls and examine a variety of specimens from our teaching collection at the UGA Aquarium. Sharpen your ability to study natural objects that you might encounter during a walk through the woods while learning how to follow the clues that nature leaves us!

Adult supervision is required for virtual programs. Tune in every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for classes on different topics. For a schedule of upcoming classes visit our website gacoast.uga.edu.

July 16

Afternoons at the Aquarium: Feeling Crabby
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix of games, art, stories and virtual animal encounters that provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Activities are designed for ages 4-8 years old with an accompanying adult.

July 21

Meet our Fleet
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

All aboard! Join us for a virtual tour of the UGA aquarium's fleet of educational and research vessels with boat captains Todd Recicar and Dodie Sanders. Learn about how the aquarium uses boats for research, animal collections and educational field trips and ask our captains about what it's like to teach on the water!

Adult supervision is required for virtual programs. Tune in every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for classes on different topics. For a schedule of upcoming classes visit our website gacoast.uga.edu.

July 23

Afternoons at the Aquarium: Horseshoe Crabs
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix of games, art, stories and virtual animal encounters that provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Activities are designed for ages 4-8 years old with an accompanying adult.

July 28

Barnacles, Sea Squirts, and Algae, Oh My!
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

All aboard! Join us for a virtual tour of the UGA aquarium's fleet of educational and research vessels with boat captains Todd Recicar and Dodie Sanders. Learn about how the aquarium uses boats for research, animal collections and educational field trips and ask our captains about what it's like to teach on the water!

Join intern coordinator Nina Sassano and Adopt-A-Wetland coordinator Luke Roberson for a virtual lab where they'll study a fouling community and test water quality. What in the world is a fouling community? Fouling communities are found in different coastal waterways and ecosystems. They may consist of barnacles, sea squirts, sea spiders and many other organisms growing on pilings, docks and under boats. Volunteers around Georgia help collect fouling plates and water quality data as part of the Adopt-A-Wetland program. Learn more during the program about how you can become an Adopt-A-Wetland volunteer!

Adult supervision is required for virtual programs. For a schedule of upcoming classes visit our website gacoast.uga.edu.

July 30

Afternoons at the Aquarium: Shark Sketches
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Online), UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

Every Thursday in June and July, marine educators at the UGA Aquarium will host virtual programs designed to inspire wonder and curiosity about the coast. These afternoons at the aquarium will include a mix of games, art, stories and virtual animal encounters that provide fun learning experiences about the ocean. Activities are designed for ages 4-8 years old with an accompanying adult.


August 2020
More information coming soon!


September 2020
September 26-27

Art Under the Oaks Fall Festival
Artists, handmade crafts and vendors gather under the trees in Neptune Park for a fun day of local festivities! More information coming soon!


October 2020
October 10-11

Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com

October

St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival
An annual foodie fest featuring local restaurants, farmers and artisans with tasting tents, farm stand and market. This event is a fundraiser for Hospice of the Golden Isles.

October

Georgia Florida Golf Classic
Bulldog and Gator fans alike gather on Jekyll Island each year for this traditional golf tournament held during the annual Georgia-Florida college football game. Tournament fee includes two rounds of golf at the Jekyll Island Golf Club, a practice round, and all the food and drinks you can handle. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Jekyll Island Foundation. For more information visit jekyllisland.com.

October

CoastFest
Georgia's Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) hosts this annual event on the first Saturday in October in support of the 3-week national "CoastWeeks" event. The Georgia CoastFest is an educational-based event, with more than 70 environmental, research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast gathering at the GADNR Coastal Regional Headquarters near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. Interactive displays and hands-on exhibits are fun for adults and kids alike, with science experiments, reptiles and turtle shows, educational magic shows, military re-enactors, aquatic tanks with coastal Georgia sea life, and participatory crafting projects. For more information visit coastalgadnr.org/




November 2020
November

Annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival
A weekend food festival celebrating Coastal Georgia seafood traditions, with a cooking contest and demonstrations, shrimp boat tours, arts and crafts, live music and a kid zone.

November

Jekyll Tree Lighting Festival & Holidays in History
The holidays come alive each year as Jekyll Island begins the season with the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the Historic District is resplendent with Christmas lights and decorations. The celebration continues with caroling, craft workshops, themed tours and other seasonal activities.

November 16-22

The RSM Classic
This annual PGA Tour golf tournament is hosted by pro golfer Davis Love III at Sea Island Golf Club, attracting top professional golfers from around the world. In 2010, the Davis Love Foundation partnered with the PGA TOUR to become the Host Organization of The RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event. The RSM Classic has raised more than $7 million to support charities focused on children and families in need. The funds benefit many organizations including Special Olympics (National, State and Local) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia. For more information visit rsmclassic.com.

November 28-29

Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com


December 2020



December 31

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

More details to come. Stay tuned!

December 31

New Year's Eve Celebration: Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

More details to come. Stay tuned!


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2020 PAINTING/DRAWING CLASSES FOR ADULTS

BEGINNERS' STILL LIFE DRAWING
INSTRUCTOR – Ann Marie Dalis
Class Dates: Mondays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
In four classes, the instructor will cover drawing materials, different drawing papers, sketchbooks, line, value and shading methods, texture, composition, gridding, arranging objects, planning an interesting still life and how to simplify visual information and interpret it.

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BEGINNERS' LANDSCAPE DRAWING
INSTRUCTOR – Ann Marie Dalis
Two Sessions:
Tuesday's, 1-3 p.m.
Session 1: February 4th,11th,18th and 25th
Session 2: March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st (No class March 24th) The focus of this class is on landscape drawing and in four classes, the instructor will cover drawing materials, different drawing papers, sketchbooks, line, value and shading methods, texture, composition, ellipses, gridding, and one and two-point perspective.

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BEGINNERS HANDS, FACES AND MANIKIN DRAWING
INSTRUCTOR – Ann Marie Dalis
March 2nd, 16th, and 30th
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In three classes, the instructor will cover drawing media and materials, different drawing papers, sketchbooks, line, value and shading methods, texture, and composition. We will practice gesture drawing and contour drawing in each of the three classes.

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PAINTING - TECHNIQUES
INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Broadus
MEDIUM: Acrylic or Oil
4 Classes - Monthly/Ongoing
THURSDAY
1:00pm - 3:00pm
This class is great for painters of all levels who want to learn and expand their skills in either oil or acrylic painting. Students will select subject matter and composition of their choice from still life or photographs. The course will include weekly group critiques and instructor comments.

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn St Clair
MEDIUM: Watercolor
4 Classes - Monthly/Ongoing
THURSDAY
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This class is perfect for the beginner or for someone looking to improve on their techniques. Learning the Color Wheel is a major component of learning how to paint in any medium, and an artist should be able to recite it from beginning to end.

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn St Clair
MEDIUM: Watercolor
4 Classes - Monthly/Ongoing
THURSDAY
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This class is perfect for the beginner or for someone looking to improve on their techniques. Learning the Color Wheel is a major component of learning how to paint in any medium, and an artist should be able to recite it from beginning to end.

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ARTIST OPEN STUDIO
Wednesdays - 1 pm - 4 pm
Fridays - 9 am - 12 pm
Cost is $10. No need to register in advance.
Bring your art work, your supplies and use our large classroom as a studio space. We will supply the tables, chairs and easels.

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2020 POTTERY CLASSES FOR ADULTS

ADULT POTTERY
Instructor: Debbie Craig
Medium: Clay
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
This class offers hand-building skills, glazing and firing techniques for all levels. Students may learn wheel throwing after 6 weeks of hand building.

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FRIDAY FIRE WITH ELIZABETH
This class meets the 4th Friday of every month. Next session is January 24th, 2020.
Come join our pottery studio director, Elizabeth Halderson, for this pottery workshop The fee includes all your clay, glaze and firing of your work! Come spend a couple of hours in our pottery studio and make a fun, functional pottery piece for yourself or as a gift!

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POTTERY OPEN STUDIO
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 10:00am–1:00 p.m.
Pottery open studio is for current GVA pottery students. This studio time is the perfect opportunity for work on projects and practice skills that they have learned during class. Students must be able to work independently.

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2020 SPECIALTY CLASSES/WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

LUNCH & LEARN
Lunch & Learn sessions are the perfect way to spend your lunch time the first Monday of each month. Each session is $20. Be sure to pack a lunch and get ready to explore some ideas together! Register now to save your seat.

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DAY RETREAT CREATIVE FLOW SERIES
Like a Spa Day for your mind, Creative Mindful Art Retreat Days are built to give participants a safe space for internal and external awareness of creativity and expression. Acquire new creativity enriching skills to enhances your work, business, and family.

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STAINED PAPERS COLLAGE WORKSHOP
SUZANNE CLEMENTS
Feb 28th & 29th, 2020
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join artist, Suzanne Clements, as she introduces you to the intriguing art of collage. This is a 2 day workshop.

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THE ARTISTS FORUM
First Tuesday of the Month
7:00pm - 9:00pm
FREE and OPEN sessions!
All artists need community and feedback. Serious, kind and thoughtful discussion can help us improve and move forward in our work. Join GVA the first Tuesday of each month for an artist's sharing session and critique group. Bring your work and be ready to share!

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ADULT ARTY PARTY
Customized Adult One Night Workshops for You & Your Friends!
Let us arrange a FUN adult birthday party, "Girls Night Out" or couples class for your group! Call GVAand come to PLAY!

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TAI CHI
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00am - 11:30am
$70 monthly due on the first class of each month.
Must sign up for classes directly with instructor by email or over the phone. Come and learn Tai Chi from award winning Tai Chi instructor, Phil Davis.

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FELTED FLOWER WORKSHOP
In this fun class students will learn how to layout fibers and felt a flower that will be suitable to embellish a hat or bag, or can be used as a pin.

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FELTED BAG WORKSHOP
In this class students will learn how to felt a bag using a resist. The finished bag will be taken big enough for a cell phone.

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2020 CLASSES FOR KIDS

Kids classes are for artists under the age of 13.

POTTERY
Various classes for pottery instruction for kids focus on hand building and finishing.

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SUMMER CAMPS
We are already planning our 2020 sessions so Stay Tuned for details! Coming in 2020, full day camp sessions!

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KIDS PARTIES
Give your child an ART BIRTHDAY PARTY! Have a fun & creative experience for your child! An art project will be planned specifically for your child and their guests based on interests and age.

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On-Going Events, Classes, & Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Always free admission and parking.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center is located at the Main Entrance of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, 11 miles southwest of Folkston, Georgia, off the Okefenokee Parkway South (GA 121/23). A $5 refuge entrance fee per vehicle or annual pass is required as admission. For more information, contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at 912.496.7836, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

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

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

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

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