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.
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 saintsimonslighthouse.org.
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. 5556 US HWY 17N, Brunswick, GA 31525. (912) 264-7333 for more information.
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.
Rotary Club of St. Simons Island meets at 1 p.m., at the Sea Palms Convention Center, 5445 Frederica Rd. ssirotary.org.
Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212 or trrl.org.
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 VillageCreekLanding.com 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 glynnart.org.
Monthly Bike Events Hosted by St. Simons Land Trust Ambassadors. Events take place on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm and routes begin and finish at the happy hour destination and will be a leisurely couple mile ride. goldenisles.com/event/monthly-bike-events-hosted-st-simons-land-trust-ambassadors.
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.
Second Sunday Benefit Concert. 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!
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.
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.
Beach Village Music Series! 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of summer during the Beach Village Music Series. The Village Green will come alive with an eclectic mix of musical acts. Sing along, cut a rug, or simply enjoy these talented artists while you shop or dine in the Beach Village. Bring a beach blanket or chair and you’ll have the best seat in the house. The Beach Village Music Series, featuring the Katie Fair & Band. jekyllisland.com/event/beach-village-music-series/.
Rhythm on the River – Young Americans! Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. 6-8 p.m. Free admission. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick. (912) 265-4032 or http://discoverbrunswick.com/events/rhythm-on-the-river.html.
Literary Guild Film Series presents Breathe! UK, 2017, directed by Andy Serkis. The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of actor, Andy Serkis. 120 minutes, rated PG13. 7 p.m. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. Casino Theater, 550 Beachview Dr. litguildssi.org.
Don’t Miss the 2018 Global Leadership Summit! Everyone has influence and the ability to positively impact our community and world. No matter where your influence is, when you commit to grow your leadership skills, everyone around you wins! Your leadership matters. Join 445,000 people around the world for two days of world-class leadership training at The Global Leadership Summit, via a live HD broadcast at Epworth by the Sea, 100 Arthur J Moore Dr. During this 2-day event, you’ll be exposed to a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply to your personal and professional life. Attending the Summit produces significant outcomes, including improved teamwork, increased organizational effectiveness and greater community impact. For more information on the presenters, the event and to register, go to www.willowcreek.com/summit or call (800) 570-9812. Site information for registration: Epworth by the Sea-Strickland Auditorium-SITE #401.
Chautauqua Lecture Series! Daniel Kilbride, Ph.D., will present “A Marriage Not Made in Heaven: Fanny Kemble and Pierce Butler.” While researching his book, An American Aristocracy: Southern Planters in Antebellum Philadelphia, Dr. Kilbride became acquainted with the ill-fated marriage of Fanny Kemble to Pierce Mease Butler. He later wrote the essay on Kemble entitled “Becoming Georgian” for UGA Press’s Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times. Dr. Kilbride received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida and is a professor of history at John Carroll University near Cleveland, Ohio. 6-7 p.m. Members, $50. Non Members, $95. A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Dr. (912) 634-7090.
Meet the Author Series presents Devy Bruch Eyler! No Mama, I Didn’t Die with Devy Bruch Eyler. For three decades (1920s through 1950s) Georgia Tann and her agency, the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, stole thousands of infants from poor mothers and sold them to wealthy families across the U.S. Devy was one of those children. This book is her story of the search for her origins. 10:30 a.m. Casino Building, 550 Beachview Dr., Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended at litguildssi.org/events.
Watermelon Wednesday! Join us as we celebrate summer’s favorite fruit on the Village Green. Enjoy refreshing watermelon, giant lawn games and sidewalk sales from the Beach Village shops. This event is free and open to the public. 75 North Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island. 4-7 p.m. facebook.com/events/183797792374482.
Literary Guild Film Series! The Concert, France, 2009, directed by Radu Mihăileanu. Russian maestro Andrey seizes a chance to reunite his orchestra and reclaim his life 30 years after politics destroyed his career. After intercepting an invitation sent to the Bolshoi, he gathers a ragtag band of ex-colleagues to realize his dream. In French with English subtitles; 107 minutes; rated PG13. 7 p.m. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. Casino Theater, 550 Beachview Dr. litguildssi.org.
End of Summer Arts and Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! (912) 230-1042 or www.soglogallery.com.
Chautauqua Lecture Series! The series will close with a lecture on the relationship between American artist Maxfield Parrish and his wife Lydia. In the early 20th century, St. Simons Island became a seasonal refuge for Lydia Parrish. She developed an interest in the preservation of the Gullah Geechee musical heritage, publishing the landmark Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands in 1942. The lecture, “Getting Away from It All: Maxfield and Lydia Parrish, from New Hampshire to Georgia,” will be presented by Sylvia Yount, the Lawrence A. Fleishman Curator in Charge of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yount organized a major exhibition on Maxfield Parrish, with accompanying catalog, for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania. 6-7 p.m. Members, $50. Non Members, $95. A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Dr. (912) 634-7090.
Jekyll Island Movie on the Green: Frozen, 8 p.m. The Jekyll Island Authority has a brand-new line-up of movies for 2018! Arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green in the Beach Village and take part in pre-movie festivities. Please be mindful as show times vary throughout the year. This event is free and open to all, but we encourage you to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Various snack and dinner options will be available for purchase at several of our Beach Village shops. Jekyll Island Beach Village, 75 Beachview Dr. N. (912) 635-3636.
Moonrise at ECHO! Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, ECHO will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. 5 p.m. 101 Downing St. (912) 268-5967 or www.echostsimons.com.
Sounds by the Sea Featuring Maggie and Jackson! Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians. The concerts are held on select Sundays at high tide, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. Neptune Park, Oceanside of the Casino Building on St. Simons Island. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. For more information visit goldenislesarts.org or call (912) 262-6934.
Literary Guild Film Series! Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, UK, 2017, directed by Paul McGuigan. Annette Bening shines as movie star Gloria Grahame’s intense affair with much younger actor springs back to life via flashbacks when he comes to the aid of the ailing Grahame, who spends her final days with her former lover while battling breast cancer. 105 minutes; rated R. 7 p.m. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. Casino Theater, 550 Beachview Dr. litguildssi.org.
Business After Hours! Who says business can’t be fun? Mark your calendars to come to August’s Business After Hours! Bennie’s Red Barn, 5514 Frederica Road. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your co-workers and friends, and don’t forget plenty of business cards! bgicoc.com
August 31-September 2:
Southern Grown Festival! Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the fourth annual Southern Grown, giving guests the chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, kicking off with Friday night’s Garden & Gun signature dinner and show, featuring Nashville-based, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Saturday’s Southern Grown Marketplace, presented by Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, along with “How to be a Southerner” workshops and demonstrations will round out the daytime activities. Saturday evening will be a high-energy concert with GRAMMY®-nominated group NEEDTOBREATHE on Rainbow Island. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by Southern chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island. Sea Island, 100 Cloister Dr. www.southerngrown.com.