St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for December, 2018

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OnGoing:
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 viewable 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.

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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.

OnGoing:
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.

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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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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.

Third Tuesdays:
Join Village Creek Landing for an informative Eco Lecture Series! Each month they will have a new guest speaker discussing 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), Bar opens at 5 p.m. Lecture starts at 6 p.m. 526 S Harrington Rd. Space is limited, so RSVP at VillageCreekLanding.com or (912) 399-0063.

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.

Saturdays:
Christmas Twilight Tours, 2017. Exclusive to the holiday season, enjoy a special evening trolley ride through the National Historic Landmark District highlighting the story of Christmas on Jekyll Island. The tour includes a special stop at Faith Chapel, showcasing the magnificent stained glass masterpiece, “Adoration of the Christ Child.” The evening concludes at Indian Mound Cottage with music and light refreshments. This event takes place on Saturdays during the month of December. Tours depart from the Jekyll Island Museum. For reservations, please call (912) 635-4036. Adults $20; Children 7-15 $10; Children 6 & under free.

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.

December 1 & 2:
Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to announce its annual Mistletoe Gift Market. This fine art and gift market has become a mainstay of the Golden Isles’ holiday festivities. This year, we expect over 60 accomplished artists and artisans offering a wide variety of high quality artwork including two-dimensional art, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodworking, baskets, fabric and mixed media. This show is a unique combination of fine art, wonderful gifts, good food, entertainment, and family fun in a festive island holiday atmosphere. It is the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors alike to find that one-of-a-kind purchase or gift for the holiday season. As an added bonus, when you buy something handmade, purchased directly from the artist, you are supporting small business and our local community. Dog lover? Don’t miss our local pooches (and sometimes potbellied pigs!) all dressed up in their holiday best and putting on a parade to celebrate the season at the festival in the Holiday Hound Hike Pooch Parade. Line-up starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and parade starts at 11 a.m. sharp! There is a $10 fee to participate. Just for the kids, The Kid’s Creation Station celebrates the smallest artists with free holiday themed craft activities during the festival. Live music from some of our favorite local performers! For the third year, our local knitters will be turning Postell Park into its own work of art! Throughout the year they have been working away and will reveal their beautiful work at the opening of the festival. The colorful decorations will remain in the park for the month of December. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information on this year’s festivities, please email: [email protected].

December 1:
Brunswick Christmas Parade! This year’s parade will be a night-time parade. Starting at 5:30 p.m. at Howard Coffin Park, over 100 floats, vehicles, walking groups and marching band units make their way one mile down the length of Gloucester Street to Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of the Old Town National Register Historic District. Santa Claus also makes an appearance at the end of the parade. For information on entering a float, vehicle, walking or marching unit in the parade, please contact the Downtown Development Authority at (912) 265-4032 or email, [email protected] or discoverbrunswick.com/events/the-brunswick-christmas-parade.html.

December 17:
Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Classics in Art and Music! Experience Classics in Art and Music – when the orchestra gives us a 20th Century work with influences of the Classical Period; music reflecting visual art; and another symphony inspired by Mozart, nature, and a party. Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 in D major, was also known as The Classical Symphony. Written in 1917, the work is a striking combination of both its time and of the classical period, and it is widely considered to be the ultimate test for any string section. Ottorino Respighi’s delightful Trittico Botticelliano gives musical form to three Sandro Botticelli masterpieces hanging in the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy. A student of 16th, 17th and 18th Century music, Respighi’s music is bright, evocative, and eclectic, borrowing from both old and new musical styles. The concert closes with Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, written in 1816 and resembling in character, Mozart, whom he idolized. The work is scored for a small orchestra of woodwinds and strings, and it became known as “the symphony without trumpets or drums.” Schubert’s diary entries just before beginning the 5th mention Beethoven, “the magical notes of Mozart’s music,” the pleasures of a walk in the country, and a party honoring Italian composer Antonio Salieri. This concert will tickle our imaginations and delight our senses! 8 p.m. Brunswick High School Auditorium, 3885 Altama Ave. Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available. More information (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

December 31:
A special New Year’s edition of Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation. The tour will start on New Year’s Eve and will celebrate the New Year at Midnight by ringing the Historic Plantation Bell and end at 12:30 a.m. Reservations Required! $15 per person. 10 p.m. 5556 US Highway 17N, located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. $15. (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit, GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

 

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