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

Today is Saturday, April 29, 2017



Featured Calendar Events

RBC Heritage Golf Tournament

April 9–15, 2018: The 2018 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will take place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” American professional golfer, Wesley Bryan was the 2017 Heritage tournament winner. (843) 671-2448 or rbcheritage.com.



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.

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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 ssidancer@gmail.com 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 & 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 glynnvisualarts.org.

April 2:
Join the Farm at Oatland North for an animal open house, activities and bake sale! The festival will include arts and crafts, egg toss, face painting, and treats. All donations collected will be used for the care of the Farm Animals. 12 – 3 p.m. 70 Cannons Point Rd. (912) 399-8159 or thefarmssi.org.

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 goldenislesarts.org 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. atasteofglynn.com.

April 6:
Southern Grown Concert Series Presents The Purple Xperience! Rainbow Island at Sea Island, 7 p.m. (Doors 6 p.m.) The Purple Xperience is just that—an experience. A dazzling purple-tinged performance that embodies the spirit and sounds of the legendary and iconic Prince. The first thing you might notice is front-man Marshall Charloff’s striking resemblance to the music great. But the similarities don’t end there. Charloff shares Prince’s vocal range and multi-instrumental facility on guitar and piano as well. He even channels the legendary singer’s personal style during shows. A five-piece band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Purple Xperience has been touring around the country since its inception in 2011. Hear fan favorites and some surprises. But more than that, The Purple Xperience is a shockingly authentic tribute band that brings the memories of Prince and The Revolution to life to audiences of all ages and all generations. Relive the music, passion, and love for Prince and his music. And have a great time. Much like the artist himself did, The Purple Xperience wows audiences and leaves no one disappointed. (877) 896-3378 or southerngrown.com.

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 jekyllisland.com/event/shell-e-brate-spring-festival/.

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 8:
Join us at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event lasts from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 3,000 toy filled eggs in three hunt areas for kids aged 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10. Special guest, “The Easter Bunny” will be on-hand throughout. Other activities include: prizes, refreshments, bubble machine and wands, candy filled piñatas, egg decorating and other arts and crafts. There will also be games like egg toss, 3 legged race, pin the tail on the bunny and many others. Also on hand will be the Imagination Playground, interactive, transformable giant building blocks that kids can use to create their own play space. $8 adults, $7.50 seniors (62 and over), $5 youth (ages 6 to 17), Children ages 5 and under are free. (912) 264-7333 or georgiastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfield.

April 8:
Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m., and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. 101 Speedway Dr., Waynesville, GA. (912) 386-0061.

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 rbcheritage.com.

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 coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

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 casaglynn.org.

April 13:
Cinema Gourmet Presents “The Seven Year Itch”! When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor. Directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. 1955. Not rated, 1hr., 45 min. 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.” Visit goldenislesarts.org or (912) 262-6934 for more information.

April 14:
Stargazing at Hofwyl-Broadfield with Hot Cocoa! Telescope and binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. 7:15 to 9 p.m. Heavy cloud cover or rain cancels this event. $5 – $8. (912) 264-7333 or georgiastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfield.

April 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30:
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre presents Ira Levine’s “Death Trap.” Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3 pm. (Doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain) Brunswick Actors’ Theatre, 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA. Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play. Adults $25 per person, Teachers/Active Military with ID $20 per person, Students $10 per person. Tickets price includes desserts and beverages. Reservations: (912) 280-0023 or BrunswickActorsTheatre.com.

April 21:
Come join us for the free and self-guided St. Simons Island Art Crawl on Friday, 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) 268-4761.

April 22:
Young Eagles Flight! Children ages 8-17 can enjoy a local airplane ride at no charge on Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. – noon, courtesy of Chapter 905 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based at McKinnon St Simons Island Airport. Through their Young Eagles program, EAA pilots take their young passengers on 15-20 minute flights that demonstrate the freedom and excitement of aviation firsthand. A parent or legal guardian must be present to give permission to fly for each child. There is no need to register in advance. Participants should be in place at the local EAA location at 1797 Demere Rd. on St. Simons Island at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 22. For more information, please contact Jerry Latvala at (912) 269-2155.

April 22:
Chalk Arts Festival! Celebrate Earth, Celebrate Our Coast! Contest – Cash Prizes! 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mary Ross Waterfront Park – Downtown Brunswick. Complimentary Chalk with Free Reserved Space! Register at Linkschalkartsfest@gmail.com

April 22:
8th Annual Pedalin’ Poker Ride by Brunswick Junior Woman’s Club! The Pedalin’ Poker Ride is a progressive poker game that leads participants to different stops on Saint Simons Island, where they will draw a card and grab a drink! By the 5th stop, bikers will have a complete poker hand.
2017 Pedalin’ Poker Ride Route:
Registration/First Card – Bennie’s Red Barn
2nd – Marsh’s Edge
3rd – Certified Burgers and Beverage
4th – Brogen’s North
5th/After Party – Bennie’s Red Barn
After you’ve completed and submitted your poker hand, the 5th stop also doubles as the After Party for all bikers put on by Bennie’s Red Barn complete with food, drinks, entertainment and prizes! All poker hands will be submitted for our “best hand” and “worst hand” awards, AND we will also raffle off some great items from coolers to golf passes and more! Raffle tickets are additional, $1 each or 7 for $5. Registration will be from 9:30-10:25 a.m. at Bennie’s Red Barn, with kickstands going up at 10:30! The After Party at Bennie’s Red Barn will be from 1:30-3 p.m. The proceeds from the 2017 Pedalin’ Poker Ride will benefit the Brunswick Junior Woman’s Club and Safe Harbor Children’s Center.

April 30:
Support the Golden Isles food truck movement at the Golden Isles Food Truck Festival at Gascoigne Bluff, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr., St. Simons Island, 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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