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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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. For more information, (912) 634-9527.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 spring time with Earth friendly activities. Look for more details coming soon! 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.
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 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 – 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 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 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.
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.