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

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Featured Calendar Events

Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival!

March 10 – 15, 2014: The 29th Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival. South Carolina’s Premier Coastal Wine Competition & Culinary Event. Mark your calendars for these key dates, information on locations, times and tickets will be posted as they become available. hiltonheadwineandfood.com or (843) 686-4944.

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RBC Heritage

April 14 – 20, 2014: 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.



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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.

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Visual Art Classes for all Ages! Ranging from drawing to pottery to painting, led by a variety of artists. Price and time varies. 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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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.

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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.

Tuesdays:
Latin and Ballroom Group Dance Classes! Swing, salsa, cha-cha, waltz, rumba, foxtrot and more. Times and locations vary. $3-7 per class. Golden Isles Dancers, (912) 634-8219 or ssidancer@gmail.com or dancegoldenisles.com.

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.

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!

February 1 – March 31:
“Joie de Vivre, New French Paintings!” Featuring work of Yolande Ardissone & Jean-Pierre Dubord. 2-4 p.m. on February 1, 2014, Casual conversation w/ Millie Wilcox at 2:30 p.m. On exhibit through March. Reservations appreciated. 3600 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

February 1 – 28:
Island Treasures! Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create an array of stunning, handworked glass globes. During this 2 month long program, “Beach Buddies” hide these floats along the beaches for lucky visitors to find. Treasure finders can register their Island Treasure at the Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center to receive a bio on the artist and a certificate of authenticity. The Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center has Island Treasure floats and an array of the other colorful glass creations for purchase in-store. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com/island-treasures.

February 1 – 23:
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre presents “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage.” Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage by Ken Davenport. 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 soglogallery.com.

February 1:
Murder at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy – Mystery Dinner! Enjoy delicious food and a great time at the Annual Mystery on the River Dinner at the Arthur Moore Methodist Museum. Murder at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy is this year’s theme. There will be a 3-course Italian buffet w/ silent auction. Begins at 6:30 p.m. $40 per person, Reservations are required. (912) 638-4050 or e-mail methmuse@mooremuseum.org.

February 1:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents “Dark Side of the Moon” The Music of Pink Floyd, at 8 p.m. Brent Havens, conductor. Randy Jackson, lead vocals. The rock. The sound. The music of Pink Floyd. Zebra’s Randy Jackson, his rock band and the full sonic force of the Jacksonville Symphony, perform The Music of Pink Floyd. The biggest hits from one of rock’s most powerful supergroups. “Us and Them,” “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall.” $18-$75. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.

February 4 – March 3:
Cultural Expressions Gallery exhibit! Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.

February 7 – March 1:
The Big Read: People with Grit! Inspired by our Big Read book True Grit, local artists and students create work spotlighting two themes: Interpreting The Old West and People with Grit. Sponsored locally by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities, Marshes of Glynn Library System and the College of Coastal Georgia. 5-8 p.m. on February 7, 2014 this event is free and open to the public. Author and editor Jay Jennings delivers the keynote address “True Grit and the Further Adventures of Charles Portis,” in he discusses why “True Grit” is not just a great genre story but great literature and talks about the life and other novels of Mr. Portis. Powerpoint includes the landscape of sites in the novel and the pursuit of Tom Chaney. 8 p.m. on February 11, 2014, Historic Ritz Theatre. There will be a book discussion about the Charles Portis novel, “True Grit” led by Ann Mason. This event will be held at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

February 7:
Movie Night at the Casino, “Sarah’s Key” 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Dr. St. Simons Literary Guild, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

February 8:
The Symphony Society’s Cabaret 2014 – 10th Anniversary Gala! The Cloister, Ballroom, Sea Island. 6 p.m. By Reservation, coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

February 9:
Sunday Tea Dance! Mixture of ballroom, Latin, & swing dances with live music & afternoon tea. Reservation required. 4-6:30 .pm. $37.50 for members and $45 for guests. The Shoreline Dance Club, (912) 634-8219 or (912) 638-2249.

February 10 – 12:
Woven Hearts Christian Women’s Quilting Retreat! Our theme: JOY – Jesus, Others, You. Led by, Mavis Rosbach, Quiltbird Studio. Make a quilt top, sew Biblical blocks, enjoy personal reflection times, learn during a mini Bible lesson, and more! Come for quilting fun, Christian fellowship and little surprises along the way! 100 Arthur J Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

February 12:
Movie Night at the Casino, “Premium Rush” 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Dr. St. Simons Literary Guild, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

February 13 – 15:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents Valentine’s Weekend! “ROMEO AND JULIET” Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at 11 a.m. Friday & Saturday, at 8 p.m. André Raphel, conductor. Philippe Quint, violin*. PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet (Selections). MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto*. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian.” Prokofiev created one of the most enduringly popular ballets, based on Shakespeare’s timeless love tragedy. The Valentine’s Weekend program also features the romantic works of Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn. Coffee concert, $16-$26. Masterworks,$25-$72. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.

February 13:
Cinema Gourmet! “The Searchers” John Wayne stars as a Civil War veteran who embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. This film received little attention from the Academy, but is now considered to be the greatest Western of all time, 6:30 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre and Downtown Brunswick Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. 1530 Newcastle St. Cinema Gourmet tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased by calling (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org

February 15:
Golden Isles Live! Concert by Jesse Lynch Jazz 101! Pianist Jesse Lynch is a genre defying musician with the ability and passion to take on any style of music. He has played piano for popular veterans Daniel Rodriquez and The American Tenors and has wowed audiences with his talent to play everything from Beethoven and Bop to free jazz and contemporary compositions. This event is hosted by Golden Isles Live, formerly Brunswick Community Concert. 7:30 p.m. Adult, $25. Student / Child, $10. Glynn Academy Auditorium , 1001 Mansfield St. (912) 638-4111 or goldenisleslive.org.

February 18:
Coastal Symphony of Georgia presents WAGNER: The Mastersingers of Nurnberg – Three excerpts from Act III. WEBER: Andante e Rondo Ungarese Op. 35. ELGAR: Enigma Variations, Op. 36. Guest artist Marat Rakhmatullaev, from Uzbekistan and Turkey, has performed across Europe, Asia and the United States with world-renowned conductors. 8 p.m. Adults $25, Children/Students $5. Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium, Brunswick. (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

February 18:
The Island Concert Association presents “BECAUSE MUSIC MATTERS” THE LANA DUO, Svetlana Strezeva, soprano; Milana Strezeva, piano; 7:30-9 p.m. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way. (912) 638-2220 or IslandConcertAssociation.org.

February 18:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, UGA Small Business Development Center and Chamber Member Hall Booth Smith, P.C. invite all members to a Lunch & Learn, a presentation on “The Use of Business Records in Litigation.” 12-1 p.m., at Office of Hall Booth Smith, 3528 Darien Hwy., Suite 300 in Brunswick No charge for Chamber members. Limited to the first 75 members to RSVP to Whitney at WOwens@hallboothsmith.com or (912) 554-0093.

February 20:
Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours! You are invited to attend Business After Hours at McGarvey’s Wee Pub, 735 Golden Isle. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 members, $7 non-members. Invite your friends & co-workers today! Bring plenty of business cards! brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

FEBRUARY 21 – 23:
Southern Women’s Show at The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center! Shop, taste, learn and live at the Southern Women’s Show. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults, $10 at door, $8 on-line Youth (6-12), $5, under 6 free with paying adult. Sponsored by WTOC, Savannah Morning News, and Memorial University Medical Center. To order tickets or for more information (800) 849-0248 or visit SouthernWomensShow.com.

February 21:
Dessert Reception and Dancing with EZ Credit Combo at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr. 8-11 p.m. Open to the Public! (912) 635-5222 or jekyllclub.com.

February 22:
Jason Petty’s “The Swingin’ Cowboys,” 8 p.m. A tribute to the music of the Great American West for The Big Read, this trip down memory lane consists of songs from Stephen Foster to the Singing Cowboys to Western Swing. A good, fun western-themed evening of music, stories and humor for the entire family. There will plenty of chances to sing along as Jason Petty and the band take you on a musical journey of the American West. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Call for prices. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

February 22:
Whimsical Creations! Mildred Huie’s Parlor Dolls Special exhibit of life-size, soft sculptures created by Huie. Casual conversation w/Mildred Huie Wilcox at 2:30 p.m. Guided tours available. Fri.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. through April 1. $5/person donation suggested. Mildred Huie Museum, 1819 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

February 22:
Dinner and dancing with Jekyll Island Big Band at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr. 7-11 p.m. Open to the Public! (912) 635-5222 or jekyllclub.com.

February 22:
St. Andrews Cemetery Tour with Buddy Sullivan! Local Historian and author Buddy Sullivan will lead a tour of historic St. Andrews Cemetery, 2 p.m. Meet at Ashantilly Center, 15591 GA Hwy. 99, for refreshments with the tour to follow. The cemetery is a short distance from the Center. Donation, $10 per person. Contact, Harriet Langford (912) 230-6962 or (912) 437-4473 or ashantilly.org.

February 22:
Wine, Women & Shoes benefiting Hospice of the Golden Isles! 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Cloister at Sea Island. General Seating, $100. VIP Seating, $150. Be among the first to shop our fabulous Marketplace. Maryalice Kimel, maryalicekimel@hospice.Me or (912) 289-9204.

February 23:
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents the Sunday afternoon EverBank Family Series designed specifically for children and families and the VyStar First Coast Nutcracker. Family Series event “The Orchestra Games” at 3 p.m., at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Waters St. Celebrate the 2014 Winter Olympics and join us for “The Orchestra Games.” Explore the personalities of the various instruments, as we sprint through and Olympic array of events. Which instrument will win the Low Note Limbo, the Fast Note Dash, or the Marathon? (904) 354-5547 or jaxsymphony.org.

February 24 – 26:
Woven Hearts Christian Women’s Quilting Retreat! Our theme: JOY – Jesus, Others, You. Led by, Mavis Rosbach, Quiltbird Studio. Make a quilt top, sew Biblical blocks, enjoy personal reflection times, learn during a mini Bible lesson, and more! Come for quilting fun, Christian fellowship and little surprises along the way! 100 Arthur J Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

February 25:
Coffee with the Author Jeffrey Small, author of The Breath of God and The Jericho Deception. 10:30 a.m. $10 non-members. St. Simons Island Casino Theatre, Room 108, 550 Beachview Dr. St. Simons Literary Guild, (912) 289-6934 or litguildssi.org.

February 26:
Movie Night at the Casino, “All the Pretty Horses” 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Dr. St. Simons Literary Guild, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

February 28 – March 2:
Jekyll Island Art & Antiques Festival! For those seeking antiques you will find an abundance at the Jekyll Island Morgan Center the first weekend in March. Enjoy visiting antique exhibitors from all over the east coast in the beautiful setting of the Jekyll Island Historic District. Items will include a wide range of period furnishings, decorative arts, jewelry, porcelains, rugs, paintings and more! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (912) 635-3920 or jekyllisland.com.

 

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Horoscope – February 2014

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Coastal Symphony of Georgia CONCERT!

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Island Treasures!

Island Treasures!

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History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

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