St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for April, 2014

Today is Sunday, April 20, 2014



Featured Calendar Events

RBC Heritage

April 14 – 20, 2014: The 46th RBC Heritage will take place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” The Northern Irishman PGA TOUR golfer, Graeme McDowell was the 2013 Heritage tournament winner.



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. $10 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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 $27. 6 Classes for members $130. 6 Classes for non-members $145. Clay $25 for 25 lbs. All other supplies are provided in the studio. For more information, Glynn Art, 529 Beachview Dr., ask for Debbie Craig, (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.

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 glynnart.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 – 13:
Georgia Coastal Artists Guild Show & Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Glynn Art Visual Arts Center, 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or georgiacoastalartistsguild.org.

April 1:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and The St. Simons/Sea Island Council Business Before Hours, 8:30-9:30 a.m. The Education Pavilion at Cannon’s Point Preserve, North on Frederica Rd. to traffic circle, take the first exit from the circle on Lawrence Rd. Continue approximately 3.0 miles on Lawrence Rd. There is a sign for Cannon’s Point on the right, take the side road off to the right to the entrance gate. When you arrive at Cannon’s Point, an on-site parking attendant will direct you where to park. Land Trust staff will give a walking tour around the Taylor’s Fish Camp area at 9:30 a.m. For those that wish to venture into the wilderness area by bike or foot, the pedestrian gate will be open only until 12 noon. Maps/brochure will be available and we suggest bug repellent and proper outdoor attire for hikers, joggers, bikers. Program includes: “A Vision for St. Simons Island” Guest Speaker: Ben Slade, Executive Director, St. Simons Land Trust. Continental breakfast sponsored by: The Market at Sea Island. (912) 265-0620 or bgicoc.com.

April 2:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Symphony 101 Who is the Concertmaster? 12:30 p.m. A lunch and learn session with Philip Pan, concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Learn about the violin and discover its electronic counterpart, while exploring music from the past and future. Afterwards, sit in on a Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra rehearsal with guest conductor Andrew Grams as they prepare for the week’s concert on April 3, 4 & 5. Lunch/lecture at 12:30 p.m. Open rehearsal begins at 2 p.m. $15 for Box lunch, lecture and open rehearsal. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Suite 200. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.

April 3 – 5:
Shell-e-brate Earth Festival! Help us “Shell-e-brate” springtime with Earth friendly activities! Join the Georgia Sea Turtle Center for crafts, activities, eco vendors, fun exhibits, music, food, live animals and earthly magic. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to this event is free with paid general admission ($7 adults, $5 children). Georgia Sea Turtle Center, 214 Stable Rd. corner of Hopkins & Stable Rd., Jekyll Island. georgiaseaturtlecenter.org.

April 5 – 6:
The St. Simons Island Antique Show! Featuring interesting and unusual items, and other treasures from by-gone eras! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Dr. off Mallory St. In the historic Pier Village area. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Always Free admission and parking. (912) 267-7822 or stsimonsantiques.com.

April 9:
Amos Lee at Rainbow Island, 8 p.m. Lee’s 2011 album “Mission Bell” debuted at No. 1 and his latest, “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” has been hailed as his best work to date. The concert will be held at Sea Island on Rainbow Island, 100 Cloister Dr., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show beginning at 8 p.m. VIP tickets are $150, regular admission is $50. (855) 386-4784 for reservations or seaisland.com.

April 9:
The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at Loehle Web & Print/Photography. Come out to support and meet owner, Joe Loehle and staff located at 221-D Mallery St. Event takes place from 4-7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Free Admission, open to the public. (912) 265-0620 or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

April 10:
An Evening With Hal Linden Big Band concert! 7:30 p.m. $25 adult, $10 student. Glynn Academy Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St. Golden Isles Live, (912) 638-9053 or goldenisleslive.org.

April 10:
On Stage at the Ritz! “Cinema Gourmet: The African Queen” 6:30 p.m. In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart are unforgettable in John Huston’s classic adventure. 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.

April 10:
The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at The Tabby House Spa. Meet owner Sheila Martin and see St. Simon’s newest spa. Enjoy live music by Swing by Two, refreshments by The Market at Sea Island and register for Pevonia samples and gift certificates from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (912) 265-0620 or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

April 11 – 13:
46th Annual “Blessing of the Fleet” the 2013 Blessing promises to be the biggest and most entertaining yet. This will be 46th 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.

April 11 – 12:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra POPS GOES VEGAS! Sail down the Strip as Jack Everly and the Jacksonville Symphony go Vegas. A jackpot of hits from The Rat Pack, Broadway and more. Stars, showgirls, and surprises. Just remember: What happens in Jacoby Hall stays in Jacoby Hall! Friday, 11 a.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Coffee concert tickets, $16-$26. Pops concert tickets, $25-$72. Call Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Suite 200. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.

April 11:
The third annual International Festival, sponsored by the College of Coastal Georgia and the Abbott Race Unity Institute, from 2-7 p.m. Come experience international foods, crafts and music from all around the world at this event. 1 College Dr., Brunswick. (912) 269-5942.

April 12 – 13:
Annual Glynn Art in the Park ExtravARTganza! Stroll through creative displays of fine art and crafts under the live oaks at Postell Park, 529 Beachview Dr. This annual festival, presented by the Glynn Art Association, features talented artists and artisans from across the country. What better way to enjoy a beautiful spring day? 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

April 14 – 20:
The 46th RBC Heritage will take place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” The Northern Irishman PGA TOUR golfer, Graeme McDowell was the 2013 Heritage tournament winner. (843) 671-2448 or rbcheritage.com.

April 15:
Springtime Marsh & Beach Walks! 2-4 p.m. Explore what life is all about at the shore from sea oats to seashells, & shorebirds to sand dollars — or fiddlers, periwinkles, marsh grass, and more at the muddy salt marsh! $20 Adults. $12 Children, 12 and under. More Details & Reservations, GeorgiaBeachwalk Nature Programs, (912) 266-2473.

April 17:
Coffee with the Author Glenn Eskew, author of Jonn Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World. 7 p.m. Free for Guild members, $10 nonmembers, reservations requested. St. Simons Island Casino, Roomm 108, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

April 18 – 27:
On Stage at the Ritz! “On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning By Eric Overmeyer” 8 p.m., Sunday Matinee, 3 p.m. Three ‘sister sojourners’, each a prototypical Victorian lady explorer, equipped with dialog as pithy as their helmets, thwack their machetes through the wilderness and put the lie to any charge that they are representatives of a weaker sex. Don’t miss Golden Isles Arts & Humanities production of this intelligent and intrepid play full of wit, humor and discovery. 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.

April 19:
Easter Egg Stroll! The excitement, anticipation and the sweet smell of Easter candy will waft through the air once again at the Annual Easter Egg Stroll, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Holiday-clad children ages 10 and under will hunt for hidden Easter Eggs on the manicured lawn of Jekyll Island’s Landmark Historic District. Once a child finds ten eggs they will exchange them for holiday sweets. All children will enjoy crafts and visiting with the Easter Bunny. 371 Riverview Dr. (877) 4-JEKYLL or jekyllisland.com.

April 22 & 23:
Springtime Marsh & Beach Walks! 10 a.m.-12 noon. Explore what life is all about at the shore from sea oats to seashells, & shorebirds to sand dollars — or fiddlers, periwinkles, marsh grass, and more at the muddy salt marsh! $20 Adults. $12 Children, 12 and under. More Details & Reservations, GeorgiaBeachwalk Nature Programs, (912) 266-2473.

April 25:
Springtime Marsh & Beach Walks! 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Explore what life is all about at the shore from sea oats to seashells, & shorebirds to sand dollars — or fiddlers, periwinkles, marsh grass, and more at the muddy salt marsh! $20 Adults. $12 Children, 12 and under. More Details & Reservations, GeorgiaBeachwalk Nature Programs, (912) 266-2473.

April 25:
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway Music review to benefit the cultural & arts programming at the College of Coastal Georgia. 6:30 p.m. $50 general admission includes pre-show wine & cheese reception. Thomas Auditorium, Southeast Georgia Conference Center, College of Coastal Georgia, 1 College Dr. (912) 279-5925 or ccga.edu.

April 26:
Cassina Garden Club’s 8th Annual Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk, “Garden Discoveries”. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour 7 private gardens on Saint Simons Island and the Colonial Herb Garden at Fort Frederica. Enjoy a Garden Party, flower arranging demonstrations, plein air artists, and more at the tabby slave cabins from 2-5 p.m. $30 advance ticket, $35 day of Garden Walk. (Rain date April 27th, noon-6 p.m.) Cassina Garden Club, cassinagardenclub.org.

April 27:
Rhythm on the River Historic Downtown Brunswick’s outdoor concert featuring, The O’Really’s. 6-8 p.m. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester St. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission, Adults $10, people 15 & under, FREE! (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

April 28:
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra YEAR-END CONCERT! 7 p.m. Publix Super Markets Charities JSYO Series Scott C. Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor. The season finale concert of the JSYO Overture, Foundation, Encore and Premiere string ensembles. Ticket prices, $5 child, $10 adult. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Suite 200. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.

April 30:
What Maisie Knew Screening of 2012 American film. 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

 

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