St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for August, 2013

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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

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

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

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

Tours of Hamilton Plantation Tabby Slave Cabins! Tours give a brief history of plantation life and Mill days on St. Simons Island. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Gascoigne Bluff, St. Simons Island. Cassina Garden Club, (912) 230-9194 or (912) 399-1152 or

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.

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

Second Sundays:
This popular family-friendly music event takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. 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! 1 to 7 p.m.

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:
Showcasing the Permanent Collection Series, Mildred Huie’s Garden Scenes View works from the permanent collection featuring Huie’s paintings of the Cloister gardens. Guided tours available. $5 per person donation suggested. Fri.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Mildred Huie Museum, 1819 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or

August 1 – 31:
New Fine Oil Paintings by Regional Artists! New oil paintings by local, regional, and international artists. Gallery talk upon request. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Left Bank Art Gallery. 3600 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or

August 1:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz, Saturday Night Fever, 7 p.m. $5 for all ages. Free popcorn, door prizes, Saturday Night Fever costume contests. Cartoons and shorts 30 minutes before show time. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or

August 2 – 31:
Annual Art Teacher Exhibit! Welcome in the school year with Glynn County’s art teachers. Reception Aug. 2 from 5-8 p.m. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or

August 2 – 4:
Savannah Yoga Center hosts, Yoga & Meditation Retreat at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel with Kelley Boyd. This amazing Yoga and Meditation weekend also includes two nights accommodations at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel, breakfast buffet each morning in the Grand Dining Room and group dinner on Friday evening. You will experience informative presentations, incredible Yoga classes , and an experience that will resonate with you far beyond the weekend. (912) 232-2994 or

August 4:
A Little Light Music Concert Series, 7 p.m. Harry O’Donoghue, Master Irish folksinger, storyteller and songwriter. 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 4:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 3 p.m. $5 for all ages. Free popcorn, door prizes. Cartoons and shorts 30 minutes before show time. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or

August 10 – September 1:
BOEING! BOEING! Farce by Marc Camoletti. Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $25. Art Downtown/Brunswick Actors’ Theatre, 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 280-0023 or

August 11 – 13:
Auditions! Open call for production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. 7 p.m. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. Island Players, (912) 638-0338 or

August 16 – 18:
Sea Islands Black Heritage Festival! Variety of events around St. Simons Island.

August 17:
Start off the weekend with the Shag-A-Ganza and Beach Party, featuring DJ Wayne Bennett and the Carolina Breakers. Along with the concert, guests can enjoy the Beach Bar, a full list of vendors, games and additional entertainment after the Beach Party portion has ended. The Beach party will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Great Dunes Park, 75 North Beachview Dr. Admission is FREE.

August 17:
Auditions! Open call for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities’ upcoming season of productions. 11 a.m. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or

August 17:
Auditions! Open call for ages 13-17 to audition for the Young Actors Ensemble. 2 p.m. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or

August 17:
Sunset Masquerade Ball! DJ music and dancing, masks and accessories by the Wilbourn Sisters. 8 p.m. $20 donation. Heritage Center at the Lighthouse, 610 Beachview Dr. Sea Islands Heritage Festival, (912) 230-2834 or 230-2831 or

August 17:
Golden Isles Track Club Summer Fun Run, Walk! Jog, walk or run, 8 a.m., starting at Palm Coast Coffee (SSI Village). The fun-runs are free and each will feature a 1-mile and a 3-mile course. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of each fun run for participants. Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to come join in the summer time fun. For more information contact Connie Chancey, (912) 268-2740 or

August 18:
Tribute to Gospel Legends! Performance by award winning Sheryl Renee. 11 a.m. Historic First African Baptist Church, 5800 Frederica Rd. Sea Islands Black Heritage Festival, (912) 230.2834 or 230-2831 or

August 18:
The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosts Jazz in the Park! 7-9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Season pass $35. Jazz in the Park features some of the best local and regional jazz musicians. Planned for a high tide evening for maximum breeze and comfort, the concert brings residents and tourists alike to beautiful Neptune Park 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 22 – September 30:
Art of the World, honoring Dr. & Mrs. Gregory F. Aloia, College of Coastal Georgia! Opening night reception, August 22, 4:30-7 p.m. Visitors welcome, reservations appreciated. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd., (912) 638-3017 or

August 22:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours! 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ocean Lodge, 935 Beachview Dr. $5 members, $7 non-members. NETWORKING – LIVE MUSIC – GREAT FOOD & FUN! Bring plenty of business cards with you. (912) 265-0620 or

August 23 – 31:
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks! Comedy by Richard Alfieri. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. $15 per person. Old City Hall, Brunswick. C.A.P.E. Theatre, (912) 580-9920 or

August 24 – 25:
End of Summer Weekend Art & Craft Market at Postell Park on Beachview Drive – Pier Village St. Simons Island. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. both days.

August 31 – September 2:
Emmaus By The Sea! A regional gathering of Walk To Emmaus participants and guests for fellowship, praise and worship and study. Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or

August 31 – September 2:
Southern Gospel Music Celebration! Featuring, The Jonesmen Quartet, The Harmony Sisters, Sounds of Grace, The Undone Quartet and God’s Own. A wonderful weekend that you don’t want to miss! Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or

August 31 – September 1:
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


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