St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for April, 2017

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Featured Calendar Events

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 or

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 or (912) 399-0063.

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

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

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 & 2:
Spring arrives in style this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 24th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft festival. Over 70 talented artists & skilled crafts people from around the region display an impressive & eclectic collection of handmade artwork. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of 2 dimensional art, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, wood, metal & glass. For more information on Glynn Visual Arts and our festivals please visit our website at

April 2:
Wildflowers: The Women of Country Music, starring Katie Deal
3 – 5 p.m. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities presents Katie Deal in a one-woman concert tribute featuring the music and stories of country music’s pioneering women. Honoring legends such as The Carter Family, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and Reba McEntire. Visit or (912) 262-6934 for more information.
April 2:
The Golden Isles’ best chefs and caterers will gather at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort for the 17th Annual A Taste of Glynn on April 2, 2017, 5-8 p.m. Come sample the best of the best from the area’s lively food culture, enjoy live music and cast votes for your favorite dishes. It all takes place in a beautiful oceanfront setting, for one memorable night each year. Enjoy an evening of fun, fine food and a silent auction all for a good cause. All proceeds support The Glynn Community Crisis Center. King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort is located at 207 Arnold Road, Saint Simons Island.

April 6-7:
Shell-e-brate Spring Festival! 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. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Activities included with General Admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center – $7 adults (age 13 & up), $5 children (age 4-12), children under 3 are free. (912) 635-3636 or

April 8:
Southern Grown Farmers Market, 351 Sea Island Rd., St. Simons Island. Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce. (912) 634-3994

April 10–16:
Don’t miss the 49th Annual RBC Heritage at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.Don’t miss a moment of the RBC Heritage, as some of the top names in the game play the most fun and fan-friendly stop on the PGA TOUR schedule! fMake plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” Buy Your Tickets Now! (843) 671-2448 or

April 10:
Coastal Symphony of Georgia Concert invites you to experience “Powerful Emotions,” as the orchestra closes the season with stirring music displaying feelings of fate, destiny, sadness, love and triumph. Translated as “The Power of Fate” or “The Force of Destiny,” Verdi’s Overture opens with a musical theme of fate introduced in a short motif or musical idea in the brass, and then becomes a recurring figure throughout the piece. Grandeur and humanity are reflected in “Siegfried’s Funeral March” taken from Wagner’s musical drama “Gotterdammerung” or “Twilight of the Gods.” A rich, haunting, dark feeling pervades the opening but then the music becomes a hopeful, triumphant march. Breathtaking brass and percussion return us to a more somber feeling and close of the march which represents the heart of the Ring Cycle of four operas written by Wagner. (912) 634-2006 or

April 13:
Save the date! The annual CASA Fashion Show and Luncheon will be hitting the runway at The Cloister Ballroom on Sea Island, 100 Cloister Drive, St. Simons Island, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. As always, there will be fantastic fashion, a delicious lunch prepared by Sea Island, and several fabulous raffle items. For more information, contact (912) 634-4448 or visit

April 13:
Cinema Gourmet Series, “Some Like It Hot.” When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. 1959. Not rated, 2 hrs.. Visit or (912) 262-6934 for more information.

April 21:
Come join us for the free and self-guided St. Simons Island Art Crawl on Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. The art crawl will take place at six unique galleries featuring over 100 local and regional artists. Participating galleries are, Anderson Gallery, Artist Annex Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Glynn Visual Gallery, Parker Gallery and Wallin Gallery. Let us share with you a night filled with beautiful works of art and sculpture coupled with wine, light refreshments, and the spirit of creativity. For further information contact ArtTrends Gallery, (912)2 68-4761.

April 22:
Annual pedalin’ poker ride hosted by Brunswick Junior Woman’s Club to benefit Safe Harbor. Start at Marsh’s Edge, 136 Marsh’s Edge Ln., St. Simons Island and pick up cards along the way. After party with food, raffles, prizes, music & more.

April 30:
Support the Golden Isles food truck movement at the Golden Isles Food Truck Festival at Gascoigne Bluff, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, Saint Simons. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. There will be 30 Food truck spots available (including vegan options), Live music, FREE YOGA in the park at 10 a.m., craft vendors, kids activities,  CornHole tournament at 2 p.m., BattleBall course and adult beverages with food pairing options and more! 100% of the proceeds from the event are donated to charity.



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