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

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McGladrey Classic!

October 20 – 26, 2014: The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the […]

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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. (912) 638-4666 or

Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 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

Photography Classes. Basics, digital, iPhone, Photoshop, etc. Led by Barbara Marie Kraus. Various dates, times, prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 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

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Brunswick Farmer’s Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 1530 Newcastle St. 8 a.m.-dark. (912) 262-6665 or

Rotary Club of St. Simons Island meets at 1 p.m., at the Sea Palms Convention Center, 5445 Frederica Rd.

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

Third Tuesdays:
Eco-Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing, 6 p.m. Each month a new guest speaker will discuss environmentally focused topics specifically geared to preserving Georgia’s Coast. Come early and enjoy cocktails with Village Creek Landing’s beautiful marsh view! $10 per person (includes your first drink), 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.

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

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!

August 1 – September 21:
DRIVEN! A limited showing of new artwork by Noelle E. Dumas. Artist reception July 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Public is invited. Art Downtown/SoGlo Gallery, 1413 Newcastle St., Historic Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-0628 or

August 1 – September 7:
Wayne Morgan Artistry Photography! Brunswick Actors’ Theatre Gallery, 1413 Newcastle St., Historic Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-0628 or

August 1 – 31:
The Neptune Park Fun Zone is the place to putt, plunge and play on St. Simons Island. The whole family will enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open year round, the golf course offers fun for groups of any size ($7 per round, discounts available for large groups). Cool off this summer at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool ($7/day, open during spring & summer seasons). There is something for everyone, including a wading pool and water gym for the kids, lap lanes, and zero-entry access. All areas are constantly monitored by American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. Since a day at the pool works up an appetite, enjoy refreshments from our on-site concession stand while lounging poolside under an umbrella. Kids will love our state-of-the-art playground with swings, slides and much more. There are benches alongside for parents to watch the fun. There is no admission fee for the playground. 550 Beachview Dr. (912) 279-2836 or Neptune Park Fun Zone.

August 1 – 31:
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island, 210 South Riverview Dr., with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area. The rides and attractions at Summer Waves are super kewl! Plan your fun filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek, riding the waves of the Frantic Atlantic, or high speed thrills down Pirate’s Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! (912) 635-2074 or Summer Waves Water Park.

August 1-31:
Showing in the HORTON GALLERY, Photographs by Harlan Hambright! Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (912) 466-3360 or

August 1:
Coffee with the Author featuring Taylor Brown, author of In the Season of Blood and Gold. 10:30am. Free for Guild members, $10 for nonmembers. Reservations requested. St. Simons Island Casino, Room 108, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or

August 6:
Movie Night at the Casino! Winter in Wartime, 2008 Netherlands/Belgium film, 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or

August 9 – September 7:
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre presents “Always a Bridesmaid”. A comedy by Jones, Hope, & Wooten. Sat. nights at 8 p.m. Sun. afternoons at 3 p.m. $25 per person (includes desserts an beverages). Reservation HOTLINE, (912) 280-0023 or

August 10 – 11, 17 – 18, 24 – 25 & 31:
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre presents “Always a Bridesmaid” by Jones, Hope, and Wooten! In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. Forsaking all others, in sickness and in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of hunting season. Performances are on Saturday nights at 8 p.m., and on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. The doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain and reserved seating is available. Tickets, $25. The ticket price includes beverages and desserts. COMBO TICKETS AVAILABLE – TWO tickets to any TWO shows $40 (a savings of $5 per ticket). 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0629 or

August 14:
Celebration Concert Band at Epworth By The Sea! Musicians from around the country (including the Golden Isles) join in a week of rehearsals culminating in a community concert on Thursday, at 7 p.m. Come join in as a Charter Member of this new band. Director Charles Emerich, Davidson, NC, served as Elderhostel Band Director for over 15 years. Facilitator Robert Ullery, Arlington, VA. (912) 638-8688 or

August 15:
Movie Night at the Casino! Easy Virtue, 2008 UK film, 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or

August 21:
The 2014 Georgia Chamber of Commerce Congressional Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., at the Macon Marriott City Center. The invited speakers are the Republican and Democratic Nominees for the U.S. Senate. The cost per person is $85 as by virtue of your membership in the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, you are considered an affiliate member of the Georgia Chamber. If you are a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce the cost if $75/person. Last year we had 40 in attendance, and I have reserved 5 tables of 8 presently. Like last year we will carpool up departing the Chamber’s 4 Glynn Ave., location at 7:45 a.m. Also, you may go ahead and send your check to our office payable to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

August 23 – 24:
End of Summer Art & Craft Market! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Jewelry, pottery, woodcraft, painting, photography, garden art and more! Sponsored by Pier Village Association,

August 24:
The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosts Jazz in the Park featuring Sam Rodriguez Latin Jazz! 7-9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Season pass $35. Planned for a high tide evening for maximum breeze and comfort, the concert brings residents and tourists alike to beautiful Neptune Park, directly behind the St. Simons Casino building at the edge of the ocean for one of the most pleasant and entertaining evenings you can spend in the Golden Isles. Bring and chair or blanket, relax, and enjoy the music! 110 Mallery St. (912) 262-6934 or

August 27:
Movie Night at the Casino! A Separation, 2011 Iranian film, 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or

August 28:
Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Ocean Lodge, 935 Beachview Dr. Parking for tonight’s Business After Hours at Ocean Lodge: We were notified that the front parking lot of First Baptist Church of St. Simons Island will be closed due to repairs. Parking for tonight’s event will be in their back parking lot by the gym (the Boys & Girls Club) entrance off Demere Road. Additional parking will be right across the street near their Mission House. Look for the red trolley, co-host Captain Rod with Saint Simons Colonial Island Trolley is offering complimentary transportation to and from the event. *DO NOT PARK across the street at Ocean Lodge – you will get towed. Be sure to bring business cards and register for the many great door prizes! $5 members, $7 non-members. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

August 30 – 31:
St. Simons Island Antique Show! 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 Postell Park, 529 Beachview Drive, Pier Village. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission and parking! (912) 264-3254 or

August 31:
A Little Light Music Concert Series, 7 p.m. Sensational Sounds of Motown, Detroit’s finest sounds! Bring the family, friends, a picnic supper and lawn chairs and relax with us on the St. Simons Lighthouse oceanfront grounds. $12 adults, children under 12 and Keepers of the Light admitted free. Season tickets are $50 available in the museum store. 601 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-4666 or

August 31:
Annual Ice Cream Churn-off! Live music, fun raffle of local items and lots of delicious ice cream tastes! 4-6 p.m. $5 for 2 tastes & entrance, $5 additional 3 tastes. Ashantilly Center, 15591 GA Hwy 99. Darien, GA. (912) 437-4473 or


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