April 2018 Stsimonsisland.com Calendar

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 12 noon-1 p.m. Mon.,-Sat. $12 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.

OnGoing:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museum, trails, guided tour of plantation house. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth. (912) 264-7333 for more information.

OnGoing:
Visual Art Classes for all Ages! Ranging from drawing to pottery to painting to photography, led by a variety of artists. Price and time varies. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.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:
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.

Ongoing:
Latin and Ballroom Group Dance Classes! Swing, salsa, cha-cha, waltz, rumba, foxtrot and more. Times and locations vary. Golden Isles Dancers, (912) 634-8219 or [email protected] or dancegoldenisles.com.

Third Wenesdays:
Eco-Lecture Series! Join Village Creek Landing for an informative Eco Lecture Series! Each month they will have a new guest speaker discussing environmentally focused topics specifically geared to preserving Georgia’s Coast. 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.

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 $18. 6 Classes for members $95. 6 Classes for non-members $105. Clay $13 for 12 lbs. For more information, Glynn Art, 529 Beachview Dr. (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!

April 1:
Please join us for an Easter Sunrise Service at Great Dunes Park, Beachview Dr. N & Shell Rd. on Jekyll Island. Service will begin at 6:30 a.m.

April 1-30:
Join us at the Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island for the Jekyll Island Arts Association April Exhibit, featuring artist, Bonnie Newell. The St. Simons resident’s paintings – she works in oil, watercolor and acrylics – are deeply influenced by her Alabama roots. She says, “I learn and am inspired by my surroundings, past and present.” The exhibit is free and open to the public. An artists’ reception will be held April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. with refreshments served. jekyllartsassociation.org.

April 5 & 6:
Shell-e-Brate Spring Festival is a two day festival of local and regional organizations, collaborative projects & activities to highlight the influence and relationship of tidal changes along Georgia’s coastal habitats and how community members can make environmentally friendly decisions that aid in protecting our natural resources, both inland and near the coast. Activities included with General Admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center – $8 adults (age 13 & up), $6 children (age 4-12), children under 3 are free. Center is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Georgia Sea Turtle Center, 214 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island.

April 6:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. 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. 6:30 p.m. $15. 5556 US Highway 17N, Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

April 6:
7th Annual International Festival! One World, Many Faces Celebrate the diverse cultures that call the Golden Isles home through art, music, food, cultural displays, and activities for kids. There will be a Global Food Bazaar, a Marketplace of artisan wares, a varied lineup of musical entertainment, a CultureEXPO, a KidFest area, and more. This annual event takes place at the College of Coastal Georgia, 1 College Dr., Brunswick Campus. Free and open to the public. 2-7 [.m. (912) 634-1367 .

April 7-8:
St. Simons Island Antique Show! 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, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free Admission and parking! (912) 267-7822 or stsimonsantiques.com.

April 7:
Bring your plein air gear for fun and camaraderie with lots to paint in a historic setting at the 6th Annual Albert Fendig Plein Air Affair. No judging, no prizes, just good company and great sights. Inspirational subjects include moss draped live oaks up to 800 years old, scenic marsh vistas across the old rice fields, a 150-year-old plantation house, barns and out buildings, as well as plenty of local flora and fauna. Artists and admirers welcome. $5 Youth Guest (6-17), $8 Adult Guest, $7 Senior Guest (62+), $25 Artists. Event takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site, 5556 U.S. Highway 17 N., Brunswick. (912) 264-7333 or explore.gastateparks.org

April 7:
Jekyll Island is pleased to announce its inaugural Jekyll Island Book Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Village Green in Beach Village. 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. Presenting authors include Julia Franks, Tara Luebbe, Kay Dew Shostak and Marie Marquardt. (912) 635-3636.

April 8:
When the Golden Isles’ best chefs and caterers gather at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort at 201 Arnold Rd., fro, 5-8 p.m. for the 18th Annual A Taste of Glynn. It will be an evening full of the area’s finest food, wine auction and silent auction full of treasures. All proceeds support the Glynn Community Crisis Center, which serves men, women and children who have experienced domestic violence. The organization operates Amity House, the emergency shelter; a 24/7 crisis line; Hope House, a transitional living residence, and outreach for those who do not require shelter. At A Taste of Glynn, guests sample the best of the best from the area’s lively food culture, enjoy live music and cast votes for their favorite dishes. It all takes place in a beautiful oceanfront setting, for one memorable night each year.(912) 264-1348.

April 9:
Coastal Symphony of Georgia Concert invites you to experience Experience “Hope and Triumph” as the orchestra closes the season with music of hope fulfilled and triumph achieved. (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

April 12:
Cinema Gourmet Presents Some Like It Hot! When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon and directed by Billy Wilder. Enjoy a screening of a classic movie preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.” 6:30 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. (912) 262-6934 or app.arts-people.com/.

April 14:
Join us for Fur Babies & Fashion, a spring fashion show with our four-legged friends on the Village Green in the Beach Village, 11 a.m. – p.m. On-site adoption will be available. Proceeds will benefit local animal shelters in the Golden Isles. Brought to you by Seaside Sunglasses. (912) 319-2024.

April 14:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. 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. 6:30 p.m. $15. 5556 US Highway 17N, Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

April 14-15:
Glynn Visual Arts Presents Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Festival! Over 60 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. Postell Park in the heart of the Pier village. For more information (912) 638-8770 or www.glynnvisualarts.org.

April 15:
Cinema Gourmet Presents Classic Nashville Roadshow! Classic Nashville Roadshow brings you some of the most unforgettable songs in country history! Remember when June fell for Johnny and Loretta was just a coal miner’s daughter? Starring Jason Petty and Katie Deal, Classic Nashville Roadshow sweeps you back in time with songs made famous by Dolly, Hank, Patsy, Tammy, George, Merle and many, many more! 3 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. (912) 262-6934 or app.arts-people.com/.

April 19:
Save the date for an exceptional dining experience provided by GICCA’s own culinary students as they partner with Sea Island chefs on April 19th for an Evening with the Stars, at the Sea Island Retreat Clubhouse, 100 Kings Way. See what our talented students have to offer while enjoying special remarks from Maestro Luis Haza. Tickets are available February 21st at GICA.us or the Golden Isles College & Career Academy. Check on our website and future social media posts for further details as the Evening with the Stars approaches!”. We’ll have a live and silent auction, 50/50 raffle, social hour with adult elixirs and delicious appetizers. Proceeds benefit the Career Academy Foundation supporting scholarships, service learning projects, academic competitions, and business led leadership. Contact Rick Townsend (912) 506-5347 or [email protected] for sponsorship information or any questions.

April 20:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. 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. 6:30 p.m. $15. 5556 US Highway 17N, Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

April 22:
Join us Sunday, April 22nd 5 p.m. for the Golden Isles Ballet at The Vine Greenhouse, 100 Garden Grove Lane, for an evening of the best in ballet. This single show will bring international ballet stars to perform the most exciting moments from the most famous ballets. This is an evening you won’t want to miss! General Admission will be open without seating. Guests are invited to mingle and enjoy the show while munching on appetizers and beverages provided by a favorite local restaurant!

April 23:
Green is the name of the game at the 10th annual Keep Golden Isles Beautiful “Clean and Green” golf tournament, where participants have fun on the greens and help keep the Golden Isles clean and green at the same time. The excitement takes place on Monday, April 23 at the Brunswick Country Club with an 11:30 AM tournament lunch and a 1:00 PM shotgun start. Limited to the first twenty teams to register, entry fees for this 4-player scramble are $100/player and $400/team. To sponsor a tournament hole or enter a team, contact the Keep Golden Isles Beautiful offices at [email protected].

April 27:
Moxie Craft Fest is a group of makers committed to bringing a fresh, eclectic vibe to the Golden Isles through handmade goods crafted by local artisans. Come shop unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us! Our next event will be a summer night market on Friday, April 27th from 5- 10p.m. at 1229 Newcastle St. in historic downtown Brunswick. We will have food, live music, and of course, our funky handmade vendors. This will be a fun indoor and outdoor event. Bring the whole family- you won’t want to miss it!

April 28:
Cassina’s Annual Garden Walk! Since 2006, Cassina Garden Club has hosted a tour of usually 7 private gardens in St. Simons and some years, Sea Island, for the public viewing. This event has evolved into a much loved annual event for visitors and residents alike. The public, for $25 each, views a variety of gardens some planted and tended by the owners and others initiated by professional designers. The ticket covers the tours of gardens, a marketplace with local vendors, a garden party and entertainment at the cabins during the garden walk. The cabins are also open for tours during Garden Walk. This is the main fundraiser for Cassina to secure funds to cover the cost of maintenance and upkeep of the cabins and gardens. 12 p.m. Gascoigne Bluff, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, Next to Epworth By The Sea, 12 p.m. (912) 638-9808.

April 28:
Golden Isles Live presents theThe 3 Redneck Tenors. The 3 Redneck Tenors were finalists on “America’s Got Talent”. They are a new breed in the “tenor genre” their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, and starring Mr. Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge, the 3 Redneck Tenors have been thrilling audiences since 2006. Get ready for one side-splitting ride as we go on an excursion only the 3 Redneck Tenors could have had delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from Gospel, to Country, to Broadway, Pop, and Classical. 1001 Mansfield St., Brunswick. (912) 638-4111 or goldenisles.com.

April 29:
Moonrise Dining at ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd! Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. (912) 268-5967 or www.echostsimons.com.

April 30:
Join Us for the MOO-Town Review to benefit the animals of the THE FARM at Oakland North on St. Simons Island! 6-10 p.m. at the Casino Atrium in the pier village. There will be Food & Wine Tastings, Live Music & Dancing to the UDDERLY-sensational MOTOWN tunes of the party band Str8UP! We also have Silent Auction & Door Prizes and introducing, COW PATTY BINGO! Purchase a spot in the ‘pasture’ and MOOOVE on over to see where the cows drop their patty! Tickets: $60. (912) 399-8159 or thefarmssi.org.

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