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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!

January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2019 November 2020 December 2020 On-Going Events & Activities on St. Simons




Ongoing

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

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

Community Support Group
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.

January 2020



January

Jekyll Island Treasures
This two-month-long annual event on Jekyll Island is a favorite tradition spawned from a fishing legacy.

In the early 1900s, east coast fishermen used hollow glass balls, or floats, on their nets as markers. Occasionally, the floats would break loose and wash ashore for lucky beachcombers to find and keep. Collecting these rare, highly sought after glass floats became a hobby in the 1950s.

Today, Jekyll Island hand-picks artists from across the country to create one-of-a-kind glass floats for its annual Island Treasures event.

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide glass floats around the island for lucky guests to find and keep.

Each float is marked with a special tag and instructions for treasure finders to register their Island Treasures at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center where they will receive a certificate of authenticity and artist biography for their one-of-a-kind float. The Center is open Monday-Saturday, 9am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Learn more about this annual event or click here for a peek at a map on where to find these treasures.

January

Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee
An annual day-long event at Mary Ross Waterfront Park that brings cooking teams in town to compete for the People's Choice and Judge's Award for the best Brunswick Stew in all of the land. Enjoy a Stew Tasting Contest, Motorcycle Ride, Pooch Parade, and live music, kid's fun zone, classic car show, arts and crafts all day long. For more information visit stewbilee.com.

January 18

Family Birding on the Jay Wolf Nature Trail
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: https://gacoast.uga.edu

Explore the Jay Wolf Nature Trail in search of winter birds of all shapes and sizes. Learn how to use binoculars, identify different types of birds and accompany educators on a birding hike through the maritime forest. Children ages 6 and above are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

January 23

Green Living Program Series- Home Energy Economics: Save Money by Going Green
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Brunswick Office: 715 Bay St. Brunswick GA
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: https://gacoast.uga.edu

Going green can be affordable. Learn about utilities that save energy and money. Talk with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant's marine economist, Adam Stemle, about the costs and benefits of different types of energy, and make a plan for reducing energy costs at your home or office.


February 2020
February 1

The Art of Flight Fundraiser
6-9pm
Museum Hanger, 1759 Demere Road, St. Simons Island
A unique fundraiser featuring flight themed cocktails, artfully presented food, aerial dance troupe, live band, 70s and 80s dance music, and performances by Aerial Elements and Shadofax. Cocktail attire please. Tickets are $150, $750 for "Business Class" table of 6, or $1500 for "First Class" table of 6.

Call 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org for tickets or more information.

February

Jekyll Island Treasures
This two-month-long annual event on Jekyll Island is a favorite tradition spawned from a fishing legacy.

In the early 1900s, east coast fishermen used hollow glass balls, or floats, on their nets as markers. Occasionally, the floats would break loose and wash ashore for lucky beachcombers to find and keep. Collecting these rare, highly sought after glass floats became a hobby in the 1950s.

Today, Jekyll Island hand-picks artists from across the country to create one-of-a-kind glass floats for its annual Island Treasures event.

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide glass floats around the island for lucky guests to find and keep.

Each float is marked with a special tag and instructions for treasure finders to register their Island Treasures at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center where they will receive a certificate of authenticity and artist biography for their one-of-a-kind float. The Center is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Learn more about this annual event or click here for a peek at a map on where to find these treasures.

February

Sidney Lanier Bridge, Brunswick, Georgia Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run
This annual 5K event was certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association as "the toughest 5K in Georgia." The run takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia, with participants starting on the southern side of the bridge, crossing over and returning back two times. Following the Bridge Run, there is a fun walk and a family-friendly festival with local vendors, food, entertainment and activities for the kids. This event is a fundraiser benefiting the Georgia Health System's cancer programs.

February 1, 15, 22, 29

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

TIME: 6:00pm
LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

COST: $15 per person

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield's moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Call 912.264.7333 for more information or visit our website at gastateparks.org

February 6

Green Living Series: What's the Scoop
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: UGA Marine Extension and Georiga Sea Grant Brunswick Office
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: https://gacoast.uga.edu

We all want clean water to swim and fish in! Animal waste from wildlife and domestic pets can introduce harmful bacteria into waterways. Understanding where this waste is coming from can help us better prevent and manage it in the future. Join Asli Aslan, Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University, on a field trip to St. Simons Coast Guard Beach where you will survey the beach for possible sources of pollution. Following the survey, the group will head to Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant's Brunswick office to learn how this data will be used by scientists to better monitor and track where and how the waste is entering our waterways. Information about current beach water quality advisories and hands-on activities that teach participants how to monitor water quality will also be provided. Registration is required by Jan. 30. The program fee is $15 per person.

February 14

Valentine's Day Dinner at ECHO
Friday, February 14th, 5-10pm
Reservations Required - call 912.268.5967
Click here to view the menu

February 15

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 2020
Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium
Phone: 912.598.2354
Email: fish@uga.edu
Website: gacoast.uga.edu

This event will allow student participants to:


February 20

Green Living: Beyond the Bin
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: UGA Marine Extension and Georiga Sea Grant Brunswick Office, 715 Bay Street, Brunswick
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu
Website: https://gacoast.uga.edu/

Have you ever thought about the lifecycle of a plastic bag from the grocery store or a water bottle from the vending machine? During the Beyond the Bin program, we'll learn about some of the negative impacts of single-use plastics and other types of marine debris on coastal ecosystems before exploring new, creative ways to reduce, recycle and reuse plastic material.

Lea King-Badyna, executive director of Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, will discuss local cleanup and recycling initiatives taking place in the Golden Isles before leading the group in a hands-on recycling activity. Jennifer Zamudio, owner and designer of Dot and Army Sustainable Everyday Goods, will share her story about building a sustainable business out of reusable materials. Participants will also have the opportunity to redesign packaging material and create their own reusable bags!

Registration is required by Feb. 14. Program fee is $15 per person.


March 2020
March 7

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

TIME: 6:00pm
LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

COST: $15 per person

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield's moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Call 912.264.7333 for more information or visit our website at gastateparks.org

March 13, 21, 27

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

TIME: 6:30pm
LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

COST: $15 per person

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield's moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Call 912.264.7333 for more information or visit our website at gastateparks.org

March 14

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Turtle Crawl Races
An annual weekend of races benefiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, attracting runners from around the world for 5K and 10K races, as well as a one-mile Fun Run on the beach and Ghost Crawler race. During the weekend activities, the Beach Village also hosts the Turtle Crawl Festival, which celebrates the start of the sea turtle nesting season. There will be games on hand as well as live music, food and drinks from local vendors. Click here for more information on this event.

Turtle Crawl was created in 2003 as a fundraiser for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) to support its mission of sea turtle research, rehabilitation, and education. In more than a decade of operation, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center has provided care for more than 3,000 patients, including a variety of sea turtle species and other coastal wildlife. Set on Jekyll Island's picturesque oceanfront and maritime forest, Turtle Crawl participants have raised more than $100,000 to help save sea turtles. These races are fast, flat, and a fun way to support the efforts of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. We sincerely appreciate your support for this event and GSTC, and hope you'll join us for Turtle Crawl in 2020.

March 21

The King and Prince Annual Oyster Roast
6-10pm
Tickets Required - call 912.268.5966
Click here to view the menu and more info

We're excited to have a fundraising oyster roast complete with DIRTY LOGIC- A Steely Dan Tribute, with proceeds benefiting The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. Our previous events were a huge success and we can't wait to do it again!

We're offering packages that include event tickets along with accommodations so you can "take the elevator home". If you're interested in staying with us Oyster Roast weekend, we encourage you to take advantage of this offer as the package will include a discount on rooms. This package cannot be booked online, you will need to call 800-342-0212 to purchase.*

*Note: 1) tickets are included in the rooms package so do not purchase separately 2) rooms are based on availability.

Individual tickets are $85 (+ Eventbrite fees/taxes). Your ticket includes a night of music, our delicious buffet (menu detailed below) plus 2 drink tickets.
Click here to purchase tickets

March 21-22

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


April 2020
April 4-5

Art in the Park Spring Festival
Time: 10am - 5pm

Artists, handmade crafts and vendors gather under the trees in Neptune Park for a fun day of local festivities! Spring arrives with artistic flair this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 25th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Festival. Over 70 talented artists and skilled crafts people from around the region display an impressive and eclectic collection of handmade artwork. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of two dimensional art, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, wood, metal and glass. Homegrown beauty products, botanicals and gourmet goodies are also available to delight the senses. Food vendors serving freshly prepared eats will be available as well. Music and kid's craft activities at our kid's "Creation Station" area add to this fun event. This festival is held in the beautiful live oak covered Postell Park in the heart of the Pier village, just steps from the ocean on Saint Simons Island, GA.

April 11

Jekyll Island Book Festival
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: The Village Green in Beach Village

Jekyll Island is pleased to announce its third annual book festival. Designed for all book-lovers, the festival line-up will include a mix of author presentations, meet-and-greets & signings, book and retail sales, and family-friendly fun.

The main event of the Jekyll Island Book Festival, the Turtle Stage will feature presentations from several esteemed authors. Emceed by Bryan Thompson, the Turtle Stage presenting authors will give readings from their books, share insights from the writing process, and answer questions from the audience. Between author presentations, enjoy live music.

Taking over the Village Green, the Village Green Pavilion will host a myriad of book festival fun. From author meet-and-greets to book signings, to festival merchandise, there's something for book lovers of all ages. You might even catch a glimpse of your favorite book characters!

Ocean Way, across from the Jekyll Island Convention Center and nestled between Ameris Bank and Sunrise Grill, will feature authors, vendors, and even more activities for book lovers of all ages.

April 12

Easter Egg Stroll
An annual Easter tradition in the Jekyll Island Historic District, with Easter egg hunts hidden along Pier Road. The Easter Bunny himself will make an appearance, with photo opportunities for the kids, as well as pony rides and other family-friendly activities throughout the day.

April 18, 25

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

TIME: 7:00pm
LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

COST: $15 per person

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield's moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Call 912.264.7333 for more information or visit our website at gastateparks.org


May 2020
May 9-10

Mothers' Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com

May 10

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

May 23

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

TIME: 7:00pm
LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

COST: $15 per person

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield's moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Call 912.264.7333 for more information or visit our website at gastateparks.org


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.


July 2020
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


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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St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.638.8770
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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.