Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Art Classes. All ages and levels. Various times and prices. 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0628 or artdowntown.net.
Art Classes. Oils, acrylics, pottery. Weekly. 404 Northway, Darien. (912) 437-7711 or mcintoshartassociation.com.
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.
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, Historic District. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212 or trrl.org.
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. (912) 634-9527.
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.
April 1 – 30:
“Spring Enchantment” featuring paintings by Missy Vanover, Ken Wallin, & David Whitty. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 3600 Frederica Rd., Suite 13. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested. (912) 638-3017 or LeftBankArtGallery.com.
April 2 – 18:
Contemporary Art Juried Artist Exhibition / GAA Student Show! Exhibition of paintings and woodwork. 9 a.m.- 5p.m. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association, (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
April 5 – June 1:
Recycled Trash Art Show! Student and adult work using recycled/repurposed materials. Co-sponsored by Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful. Opening reception April 5, 5-7 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
Oglethorpe: Experiencing History through Art, 3-5 p.m., at the Mildred Huie Museum. 1819 Frederica Rd. $5/person donation suggested, credit applied toward any Gift Shop purchase. Reservations appreciated. (912) 638-3017 or LeftBankArtGallery.com.
Redefining the “family band” genre, “Redhead Express & The Walker Family” brings their unique multi-talented combination of music and dance to the Glynn Academy Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St., at 3 p.m. Single tickets for this performance are available for $25, student/child tickets are $10. brunswickcommunityconcert.org.
The Brunswick-Heritage Oaks Classic, NGA Pro Golf Tour at Heritage Oaks Golf Club. Free admission to the public. ngatour.com.
Cinema Gourmet! Play It Again, Sam Food by Indigo Coastal Shanty, film talk by Rob Nixon, screening of 1973 Woody Allen comedy. 6:30 p.m. $15. Must buy tickets by midnight April 8. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
April 12 – 14:
45th Annual “Blessing of the Fleet” the 2013 Blessing promises to be the biggest and most entertaining yet. This will be 45th year of the Blessing of the Fleet, a 3-day festival that will attract thousands of people to Darien, Georgia. $5 for age 13 and up on Friday and Saturday. Twelve and under are admitted free with a paying adult. There is no admission charge for Sunday’s events. (912) 437-BOTF (2683) or blessingofthefleet.com.
The inaugural Doo Wop & Rock Concert will be a night made of legends! This golden oldies showcase from the producers of the Motown Christmas Concert brings four classic acts to the Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 North Beachview Dr. Performing in this one-night musical event will be Bobby Hendericks’ Drifters, The Chiffons, The Vogues and Dennis Tufano. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $53. (912) 399-7799 or doowopandrock.com/.
International Culture & Food Festival, 2 to 7 p.m. A celebration of the diverse cultures that make up the Golden Isles, including an ethnic Food Court, a Marketplace of artisan wares, variety of musical groups, an art exhibit created by school children on the festival theme, and more. FREE and open to the public on the campus of the College of Coastal Georgia. (912) 279-4511 or ccga.edu/.
April 13 – 14:
20th Annual Glynn Art in the Park Spring Festival! Over 80 fine artists and craftsmen fill Postell Park with beautiful visual arts including paintings, photography, pottery, baskets, woodwork, children’s toys, and many other media. Free to the public. Postell Park across from 529 Beachview Drive. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Shell-e-brate Earth Day! Family Festival featuring recycled crafts, earth-centered activities, eco-entertainment for whole family. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Georgia Sea Turtle Center, 214 Stable Rd., Historic District. (912) 635-4444 or jekyllisland.com.
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Neil Sedaka! Part of the Fidelity National Financial Series. Neil Sedaka is true rock ‘n roll royalty. His string of smash hits, including “Calendar Girl,” “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” and “Oh! Carol” dominated the airwaves in the 1960s and defined a generation. 8 p.m. Jim and Jan Moran Theater at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 West Water St. Tickets, $25–70. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.
April 19-21 & 26-28:
On Stage at the Ritz! “Casablanca”! The Ritz Radio Theatre takes on one of the greatest classics of all time – the immortal World War II adventure-romance that for more than 70 years has been one of the most popular and most quoted movies of all time. Fridays & Saturdays, at 8 p.m. Sundays, April at 3 p.m. Members $15 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $5 ages 18 and under; Non-Members $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 age 18 and under. Day of Show, Members $20/$15/$5; Non-Members $25/$20/$5. 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
Art Restoration and Conservation Presentation by art conservator Freda Durrett Nichols, including advice for proper framing and display, plus evaluation of attendees’ art works. 1-3 p.m. 3600 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or LeftBankArtGallery.com.
April 21 – May 4:
Area High School Student Art Show! Local students’ work in all media. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association, 9912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Rhythm on the River, 6-8 p.m. Outdoor concert series featuring ‘Greg Hester.’ Grab the children, a picnic basket, your favorite beverage and join us for Rhythm on the River at Queen Square, 1300 Newcastle St. Admission $10, children 16 & under free. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.
Sunday Afternoon at Ashantilly! Naturalist Taylor Schoettle presents “The Ways of the Sea” about the ways marine animals have adapted. Copies of his newest book A Beachcomber’s Guide to Georgia’s Barrier Islands available. Please RSVP. 3 p.m. Members $10, Non-members $15. Ashantilly Center, 15591 GA Highway 99, Darien. Coastal Wildscapes, (912) 437-4473 or ashantilly.org.
Shell-e-brate Earth Day, 9 a.m. Celebrate Earth Day with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center! This free event highlights the overall education and conservation mission of the Center, giving children hands-on learning opportunities and plenty of fun games. Get your picture with our beloved mascot Scute! 214 Stable Rd. (877) 4-JEKYLL or jekyllisland.com.
The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 1 Arnold Rd, St. Simons Island. Scott McQuade, CEO and President of Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau will give a presentation on “TOURISM.” Coffee and Danishes provided. Free to all members. (912) 265-0620 or Christy Loper, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Village Inn & Pub, 500 Mallory St., St. Simons Island. $5 members, $7 non-members. Enjoy networking to build new business relationships, great food, door prizes and much more! (912) 265-0620 or Christy Loper, email@example.com.
Coffee with the Author! Feel-Good Spaces: A Guide to Decorating Your Home For Body, Mind, and Spirit with Sherry Burton Ways. 10:30 a.m. Casino Bldg., Rm 108. Literary Guild of St. Simons, (912) 289-7357.
Terry Barber at the Glynn Academy Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St., at 7:30 p.m. Once a member of the Grammy-Award winning ensemble “Chancticleer”, he performed opera, classical, gospel, folk and jazz in a dozen languages in more than 100 concerts around the globe. Single tickets for this performance are available for $25, student/child tickets are $10. brunswickcommunityconcert.org.
April 26 – 27:
Plant a Georgia Native! Workshops on native plants, plant identification, landscaping with native plants, nature play, fairy house building. Guided bird watching and plant identification walks. Tree sapling give-away. Native plant photo contest and sale. Evening reception and gallery opening. Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gaudi’s Gardens, 158 Settlers Hammock Circle. Outer Coastal Plain Chapter of The Georgia Native Plant Society, (912) 222-2530 or nativeplantsofgeorgia.org.
Relay for Life! Fundraiser for American Cancer Society. 7 p.m. Exchange Club Fairgrounds, Brunswick. (912) 265-7117 or relayforlife.org.
Garden Club Tour of Homes, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy the Jekyll Island way of life with a home & garden tour of some of the islands private homes. Sponsored by Jekyll Island Garden Club and the Jekyll Island Authority. $25 Shuttle Tour or $20 Bicycle Tour. jekyllisland.com.
(Rain date, 4/28/13) Tabby & Tillandsis – The Annual Garden Walk Weekend! Celebrate the horticultural beauty of the St. Simons/Sea Island coastal area while offering an opportunity for visitors to explore and enjoy a select and seldom seen group of eight of the Islands most inspiring private gardens, followed by old-fashioned garden party (2-5 p.m.) at tabby cabins at Gascoigne. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $30 advance, $40 gate. Proceeds from the Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk Weekend are placed in a trust for the preservation and maintenance of the tabby cabins and the surrounding grounds. Cassina Garden Club, (912) 638-9808 or cassinagardenclub.org/gardenwalk.htm.
The glories of spring take center stage for the grand conclusion to our musical journey. Feel the season awaken with Samuel Adler’s Overture In Just Spring. The Coastal Symphony will perform at Glynn Academy Auditorium in Brunswick at 8-10 p.m. (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.