January 31: Peach State Opera presents Don Giovanni! 3 p.m. The legend of fictional libertine and seducer Don Juan inspired composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and lyricist Lorenzo DaPonte to create this operatic masterpiece. Filled with beautiful arias and ensembles, Don Giovanni is equal parts drama and comedy. Performed by Peach State Opera, Georgia’s only touring opera company. goldenislesarts.org or (912) 262-6934 for more information.
Welcome to St. Simons Island, Georgia!
St. Simons Island is the largest of the Golden Isles along Georgia’s southern Atlantic coast. At 18 square miles in size, it is accessible by car via the F.J. Torras Causeway. St. Simons has a wide array of lodging choices ranging from stately hotels to comfy B & B’s. Golf resorts, condo rentals and vacation homes round out your choice for a spectacular St. Simons Island vacation. Make sure you bring or rent some bikes to explore, up close, all the beauty the island offers. And being an island, make time for some water sports and quality beach time. The restaurant scene here is packed with great local eateries, many serving fresh local seafood.
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January 1–February 28: Island Treasures! Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create an array of stunning, handworked glass globes. During this 2 month long program, “Beach Buddies” hide these floats along the beaches for lucky visitors to find. Treasure finders can register their Island Treasure at the Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center to receive a bio on the artist and a certificate of authenticity. The Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center has Island Treasure floats and an array of the other colorful glass creations for purchase in-store. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com/island-treasures.
OnGoing: Coastal Georgia Historical Society Museums, Galleries, Exhibits, Lighthouse tower and Maritime Center Watch tower are open Mon., thru Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Last climb is at 4:30 p.m. The Maritime Museum closes from 12 noon-1 p.m. Mon.,-Sat. $10 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.
Second Sundays: This popular family-friendly music event takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. 1-7 p.m. Each month, the proceeds from Second Sunday benefit a variety of select local charitable organizations. Hundreds of music fans, families, friends–locals and visitors alike–who converge on the park armed with lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, 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. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled community event!
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No. 1 St. Simons Island, GA! Lined with white sand and live oaks, the biggest of Georgia’s Golden Isles won the beach-town contest for offering a triple threat of southern charm, serenity, and affordability. It’s not hard, after all, to get hotel rates here under $200 a night. St. Simons Inn, for instance, overlooks a […]
Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica)! Christened the state seashell in 1987, the knobbed whelk is a whorled shell, eight inches long at maturity, displaying heavy spines, many knobs, and an orange or red mouth. Minerals in Georgia coastal waters cause ocher striations on the sand-colored, semi-gloss surface. This marine snail shell is found all along Georgia’s […]
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