October 2016

OnGoing:
Georgia Sea Turtle Center! The Center is open to the general public and offers an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with a number of view-able sea turtle patients. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles. We are the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia. $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. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Mondays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 214 Stable Rd. (912) 635-4444 or georgiaseaturtlecenter.org.

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 noon-1 p.m. Mon.,-Sat. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.

OnGoing:
Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

OnGoing:
Art Classes. All ages and levels. Various times and prices. 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0628 or artdowntown.net.

OnGoing:
Art Classes. Oils, acrylics, pottery. Weekly. 404 Northway, Darien. (912) 437-7711 or mcintoshartassociation.com.

OnGoing:
Photography Classes. Basics, digital, iPhone, Photoshop, etc. Led by Barbara Marie Kraus. Various dates, times, prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

OnGoing:
Explore the beach from the edge of the dunes to the low tide. Learn about sea shells, critters living above and below the sand, pull a small seine net through the shallows and see who swims just below the surface! Step into the salt marsh, get to know the fiddler crabs, periwinkle snails, & native plants along with their incredible adaptations for survival. The marsh is easily accessible by way of the hard packed high marsh zone. Georgia Beach Walk Nature Tours for times and reservations (912) 266-2473.

OnGoing:
Tours of Ashantilly Center! Schedule tour appointments or meetings on available times. Donations accepted for renovation. Ashantilly Center, Hwy. 99, Darien. (912) 437-4473 or (912) 230-6962 or ashantilly.org.

OnGoing:
Multi-Media Self-Guided Tour! Extensive archive of photos, oral histories, diaries, home-movie footage of Jekyll Island Club history. Includes walking guide map, interactive multi-media device. $8 rental. Daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jekyll Island Museum, Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Old Village Blvd. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.

OnGoing:
Passport to the Century guided tram tour of 240-acre historic district, includes entry into two cottages. Adults $16, Children 6-12, $7, Free under 6. Daily. Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Old Village Blvd. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:
Nature Walks! Wildlife and nature guides explain Jekyll Island’s fascinating beach, marshes, dunes and maritime forest during year-round tours. Tidelands Nature Center, 100 Riverview Dr. (912) 635-5032 or tidelands4h.org.

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Brunswick Farmer’s Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 1530 Newcastle St. 8 a.m.-dark. (912) 262-6665 or brunswickfarmersmarket.com.

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
St. Simons Trolley Ghost Tour takes a frightening step back into history when you visit spooky island graveyards and hear stories of Mary the Wanderer, the island’s lighthouse, and more haunted lore from within the Golden Isles. All aboard… if you dare! Trolley departs at 8:45 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Village Fishing Pier and boarding begins 30 minutes before departure. $15 for adults, $7 for children, and under three years ride for free. Private bookings are reserved for 9:45 p.m. (912) 638-3333 or lighthousetrolleys.com.

Tuesdays:
Rotary Club of St. Simons Island meets at 1 p.m., at the Sea Palms Convention Center, 5445 Frederica Rd. ssirotary.org.

Tuesdays:
Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212 or trrl.org.

Third Tuesdays:
Eco-Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing, 6 p.m. Each month a new guest speaker will discuss environmentally focused topics specifically geared to preserving Georgia’s Coast. Come early and enjoy cocktails with Village Creek Landing’s beautiful marsh view! $10 per person (includes your first drink), Space is limited, so RSVP at VillageCreekLanding.com or (912) 399-0063.

Thursdays:
Seaside Dance Association, Dance Instruction/Practice Social and ballroom dance. Beginners 7 p.m. Advanced 8:15 p.m. $5 members, $8 non-members. St. Simons Elementary School cafeteria, 805 Ocean Blvd. For more information, (912) 634-9527.

Thursdays:
Adult Pottery Classes, 9-11:30 a.m. & 6-8:30 p.m. Drop-In Class $30. 6 Classes for members $135. 6 Classes for non-members $150. Clay $25 for 25 lbs. All other supplies are provided in the studio. For more information, Glynn Visual Art, 106 Island Drive, ask for Debbie Craig, (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.

Friday & Saturday Nights:
The Ghost Walk of St. Simons is an entertaining walking tour filled with tales of terror, mystery, and fright. Learn about the island’s very spirited history as you are guided through the dark streets and passageways by your very own tour guide. Flashlights are recommended. The walk is 90 minutes and tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 12. Tours begin at 9 p.m. in the Pier Village. (912) 638-2756.

Friday & Saturday Nights:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on Friday and Saturday nights this fall (Oct. 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 31). Stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees and hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked there, in both slavery and freedom. About 1½ hours and ½ mile in length. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per person. Pre-paid reservations save $5 per person. Located at intersection of US 17 and GA 99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

Fridays:
Folklore, Rumor & Myth! Pass through the old Landmark District at twilight and enter one of the cottages for spine-tingling tales that will draw you back through the centuries. Reservations required. Begins at 7 p.m. Adults, $15. Children under 15, $7. 100 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.

Fridays:
Our Legacy Preserved! Interpreters escort small groups through the historic district for an intimate look at efforts to preserve the stories of the people of Jekyll Island Club. 2 p.m. $35, children 7-15 $15, children 6 & under free. Reservations required. The Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Rd. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.

First Friday:
Visit the shops, galleries, restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick; art openings, live music, food and beverage pairing samples. 5-8 p.m. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

Saturdays:
Kids Pottery Classes, 10-11:30 a.m. Drop-in class $20. 6 Classes for members $100. 6 Classes for non-members $110. Clay $13 for 12 lbs. For more information, Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.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!

October 2:
Rhythm on the River featuring Complicated Pants! 6 to 8 p.m. Come on out to the Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Sts. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission FREE! (912) 265-4032 or discoverbrunswick.com/index.php.

October 5-9: St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival is raising the bar with a new monster truck, mobile Chef Showdown kitchen, courtesy of Dave Snyder with Halyards Catering. This 92’ long trailer is fully-equipped with a double line of commercial cooking kitchen equipment and appliances; a dual position cooking island, a 9’ x 18’ stage and three media walls with cameras, lighting, onboard satellite and more. According to Snyder, “This mobile, competition kitchen is like nothing else available in the country. We are currently test marketing it in Georgia and the timing of the St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival was perfect to bring it in to enhance the festival’s Chef Showdown competition.”

And to add even more excitement to the festival this year, the Food Network’s Chef Jernard Wells, aka “The Chef of Love” will be one of the judges for the competition. Chef Jernard will also host a cooking demonstration after the Chef Showdown on the mobile kitchen stage. Chef Wells believes food and love go hand in hand and wants everyone to know how easy cooking can be — and how much excitement it can add to your life. As an executive chef, Jernard has traveled all over the world, including cooking on tour for Tyler Perry, and has even published three cookbooks. He has won Food Networks’ “Cutthroat Kitchen” twice in the last couple of seasons and he was runner-up for this season of “Food Network Star“. Chef Jernard loves to infuse any dish with his Southern flavors and a Cajun twist and has his own line of sauces called Haute Cuisine which are sold in Whole Foods. He stays busy traveling around the country catering corporate events and doing high profile cooking demos at various festivals. Chef Jernard his lovely a wife of 16 years and have 9 wonderful children and they live in Atlanta – his family will be joining him in St. Simons for the festival!

There are so many NEW things happening this year – mark your calendars, October 5 – 9, for these not-to-miss event highlights:

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016: “Southern Soul Barbeque, Bourbon & Beer Pairing” Beginning at 7:30 p.m. – Pitmasters Harrison Sapp, Griffin Bufkin and John Helfrich of Southern Soul Barbeque, along with celebrity guest chef, Angus Brown, from Octopus Bar, Ama and 8Arm in Atlanta, will prepare a gourmet and authentic spread, paired with Virgil Kane Bourbon, Wild Heaven Craft Brews and great live music. Limited tickets still available before press time.
  • Thursday, October 6, 2016: “BBQ Pro-Am at Sea Island” – presented by Georgia Crown and Bulleit Bourbon, and sponsored by RSM Classic and The Local Palate Magazine, with special thanks to Cheney Brothers, from 6-9 p.m., at Sea Island Resort’s Rainbow Island. Star PGA Tour professionals, including local island resident and 21-time award-winning, PGA Tour professional, Davis Love III, Zach Johnson, Brian Harman and more, will join celebrity Pitmasters for this lively night of competition. Taste your way through the celebrity creations and help determine who makes the final cut in this BBQ showdown – a smokin’ hot evening of music, bourbon, BBQ and unbelievable Live Auction! Tickets are $95 per person. *VIP Hospice Members PGA Tour Golfers & Pitmasters Private Reception at 5:30 p.m..
  • Friday, October 7, 2016: Three NEW “Culinary Adventures” presented by GPB

*Adventures All-Access Pass” – provides tickets to all three experiences for only $99!

Celebrity Guest Chef, Clayton Rollison, The Lucky Rooster, Hilton Head Island, SC
“Foie Gras Tailgaiting” Cooking Demonstration at Halyard’s Restaurant, St. Simons Island, 10-11:30 a.m. – Halyard’s, cooking demo/beverage seminar, $39 per person
“Ark of Taste” Luncheon, 12:30-2 p.m. at The Farmer & The Larder, Brunswick, GA
with David Shields, Author/USC Professor and Matthew Raiford & Jovan Sage, $39 per person
“Festival Wine Cruise,” 3-4:30 p.m., departing from Golden Isles Marina, St. Simons Island, includes a souvenir glass and appetizers. A wine expert will lead guests through the beautiful waterways surrounding the Golden Isles! $49 per person – limited to 45 passengers

*Adventures All-Access Pass” – provides tickets to all three experiences for only $99!

  • Friday, October 7, 2016: “Pier Crawl & Village Stroll” presented by Rich’s – in St. Simon Island’s historic Pier Village. A waterfront night of strolling – drinks, sweet and savory tasting bites, music and more, highlighting the local Pier Village shops and restaurants from 5:30-7:30 p.m. NEW this year, the “Pier Tasting Tent” with a wide variety of beverage tasting stations with wines, spirits and beer. Gourmet bites and signature cocktails will be paired with shops and restaurants throughout the Pier Village.
  • Friday, October 7, 2016: “Friday Festival Feast” – The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort hosts one of the festival’s most-memorable food experiences, sponsored by Cheney Brothers and The Local Palate Magazine. This exclusive event starts with a VIP Champagne Reception at 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. including a five-course feast complete with phenomenal wines and oceanfront views. James Beard Foundation, award-winning chef, Robert Stehling, of Hominy Grill, Charleston, SC and five of St. Simons Island’s best chefs will be preparing the feast: host, Executive Chef, James Flack, along with John Belechak, Palmer’s Village Café, Tom Delaney, Delaney’s Bistro and Bar, Dave Snyder, Halyard Restaurant Group and Bill Welch, Sea Island Events and Tickets are $150 per person; two tickets for $275.  SPECIAL Silent Auction taking place with 100% of the proceeds going to Hospice of the Golden Isles.
  • Saturday, October 8, 2016: “Tastings Under the Oaks” noon-3 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. The brand NEW, Elegant Island Living, VIP Lounge provides early access at 11 a.m. with music, VIP celebrity meet & greets, private bar and fully catered! NEW Expanded Tasting Tents, taking place from noon-3 p.m. with a wide variety of gourmet tastings and double the amount of beverage tastings with a souvenir crystal wine glass courtesy of the RSM Classic, local artistry and family fun – all under the canopy of oaks and Spanish moss. You won’t want to miss the final rounds of the chefs competing in the Chef’s Showdown! You won’t want to miss the brand NEW Coastal Stir Cocktail Competition, presented by Atlanta Magazine, taking place throughout the event – you get to decide the best festival cocktail winner in this people’s choice competition! The free Artisan and Farmers Market opens at 11 a.m., with arts, crafts, farmer’s stands and the best offerings from local retailers and artisans outside the tasting tents.

Tastings Under the Oaks Stage Schedules:

The Local Palate Magazine Cooking Demo Stage
12:15-1 p.m.: Robert Stehling, Hominy Grill, Charleston, SC
1:15-2 p.m.: Whitney Otawka, Greyfield Inn, Cumberland Island, “Oysters & Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne”
2:15-3 p.m.: “Ark of Taste on Georgia’s Coast” Guest Author/USC Professor and Slow Food, Southeastern Region Chair, David Shields along with Matthew Raiford and Jovan Sage, The Farmer & The Larder, Brunswick, GA
Elegant Island Living Magazine VIP Lounge Stage
Ted Dennard, Founder/Owner, Savannah Bee Company: 1:45-2:30 p.m.

Mobile Kitchen Stage, sponsored by Halyard Restaurant Group
Chef Showdown Schedule, presented by The Menu Book, First Coast News &
Jacksonville Magazine
Round 1: noon-12:30 p.m.; Round 2: 12:45-1:15 p.m.; Round 3: 1:30-2 p.m.
Chef Jernard Wells, “The Chef of Love” Cooking Demo, 2:15-3 p.m.

Westin Wine School, presented by The Westin Jekyll Island
Variety of wine pairings and gourmet bite tasting sessions, taking place throughout the day

Little St. Simons Island Tasting Tent
Executive Chef Ülfet Ralph will be showcasing the resort’s garden fresh, farm to table delicacies.

Official Host Hotel, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Tasting Tent
Gourmet bites and beverages and Coastal Stir Cocktail Competition bartender tastings.

  • Saturday, October 8, 2016: Oyster Fest & “After Party” – 7-10 p.m., NEW location at Gascoigne Bluff, presented by Little St. Simons Island which will transform into the quintessential coastal fall celebration. Special showcase “Oyster Demo” with Little St. Simons Island, Executive Chef, Ülfet Ralph. Attendees sip on great varieties of beverages (wines, beers and spirits) and enjoy delicious local oysters, barbecue and more. The event will take place in the Golden Isles’ beautiful marshes while listening to an all-star jam by some of southeast Georgia’s finest musicians.
  • Sunday, October 9, 2016: “SPIRITual Sunday Brunch” – 12:30-3:30 p.m. Scheduled seating times are available at 12:30, 1:30, 2 & 2:30 p.m. for this event, presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and sponsored by Rich’s and Atlanta Magazine. The festival finale is a brunch of delightful culinary stations from the new ECHO restaurant inside the recently renovated King and Prince Resort. Many new, exceptional beverage tastings are included in the brunch – showcasing unlimited tastings of signature cocktails, a variety of wine, spirits, beer, Bloody Mary bar, Champagne and Mimosas. Advance tickets are $55 per person through September 30 and $65 at the event.
  • NEW this year! Friends of Hospice VIP Member Package for Two ($1,500 – VIP Ticket Package for Two with $500 from every package donated directly to Hospice of the Golden Isles) includes two tickets to the following events: Thursday, October 6, “BBQ Pro-Am”; Friday, October 7, “Culinary Adventures” – all three classes; Friday, October 7, “Friday Festival Five Feast” including VIP Meet & Greet/Champagne Reception; Saturday, October 8, “VIP Lounge, Tastings Under The Oaks”; Saturday, October 8, “Oyster Fest After Party”; Sunday, October 9, “SPIRITual Sunday Brunch.” *Friends of Hospice VIP Members receive special celebrity Meet & Greet Reception access and opportunities for sponsor named listings recognition on website and at events.

Tickets for the 5th annual, St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival can be purchased online. The festival is a five-day tribute to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment. The festival takes place in several beautiful, historic venues throughout St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles, October 5 – 9, 2016. The festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in many ways, but specifically raises funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. The most up to date festival information available on the website, schedules and talent are subject to change. ssifoodandspirits.com.

October 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 31:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Tour is from 6:30 – 8p.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Reservations Requested. Admission: $15. 5556 US-17, Brunswick, GA. (912) 264-7333.

October 8:
Southern Grown Farmers Market! Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Rd., St. Simons Island. Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit southerngrown.com.

October 8- 9:
Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow! JLC AirShow Management has assembled some of the world’s best performers, teams and special guests from across our great nation to participate in the inaugural 2016 Wings Over Golden Isles air show and Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series. On behalf of the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, Glynn County and City of Brunswick; JLC AirShow Management is honored to be your official host. For a schedule of events and more information, wingsovergoldenisles.com.

October 9:
First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week! FREE ADMISSION to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Head outdoors and enjoy some of the country’s most magical places – America’s national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors and see a rich diversity of wildlife in beautiful natural settings. If that wasn’t enticement enough, refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer an additional incentive – free admission! Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, 2700 Suwannee Canal Rd., Folkston, GA. (912) 496-7366.

October 18:
Glynn Visual Arts & Straton Hall Events are partnering with America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia for “Handmade for the Hungry”! Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in and make a bowl. The bowls are then donated to the “Empty Bowl Project.” Bowls are created in the “Handmade for the Hungry” classes at GVA as well as by our local potters and donated to the “Empty Bowl Project.” The “Empty Bowl Project” culminates with a soup dinner at GVA on October 18th in which individuals may come in and buy a hand made bowl to take home and receive a soup dinner with all the fixin’s. This event will be catered by our friends at Straton Hall Events. Tickets to the “Empty Bowl” event are $25 per person. All proceeds for sales of the bowls and dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!! Register online and join us this year! 106 Island Dr., Saint Simons Island. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.org

October 21:
Blue Jean Ball! A Benefit for the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. The first annual Blue Jean Ball will bring together people who are passionate about supporting the homeless animals in our community. Come to help the animals, and stay for the fun! 6-10 p.m. The Stables at Frederica, 150 Frederica Rd, St Simons Island. (912) 264-6246.

October 22:
Southern Grown Farmers Market! Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Rd., St. Simons Island. Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit southerngrown.com.

October 22:
Get ready for the 17th annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade followed by Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $5 and $10 on the day of the event. stewbilee.com.



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