St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for January, 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.



OnGoing:
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:
Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

OnGoing:
Art Classes. All ages and levels. Various times and prices. 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0628 or artdowntown.net.

OnGoing:
Art Classes. Oils, acrylics, pottery. Weekly. 404 Northway, Darien. (912) 437-7711 or mcintoshartassociation.com.

OnGoing:
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.

OnGoing:
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.

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!

January 1 – February 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.

January 1:
New Year’s Day Gourmet Breakfast Grand Dining Room, Jekyll Island Club, 371 Riverview Dr. Whether you like to eat breakfast early or late we have the perfect Gourmet Breakfast for everyone, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Great way to celebrate the New Year and start the day with a hearty meal while spending time with family and friends. We will be offering many New Year’s favorites and more! Omelets and Crepes to order, along with Belgium waffles, collard greens and maple marmalade glazed ham. Yum! Reservations recommended, call (912) 635-5155 or jekyllclub.com.

January 2 – 4:
New Year’s Eve Bluegrass Festival! 38th Annual New Year’s Bluegrass Festival – The Brand NEW Jekyll Island Convention Center, Beachview Dr. (706) 864-7203 or adamsandandersonbluegrass.com/New-Year-s-Bluegrass-Festival.html.

January 3 – 19:
“Busybody” by Jack Popplewell. Detective Harry Baxter is plagued by a head cold, a missing corpse and an officious office cleaner, Mrs. Piper, who found the body. Baxter’s patience is strained by Mrs. Piper’s chatty verbosity as he tries to learn the facts. Motives for murder abound and all the office staff and the corpse’s wife are suspects. When the corpse suddenly appears alive, Mrs. Piper still insists that there is a body. Detective Baxter’s continued investigation is met with more frustration and curious results. Jan. 3,4,10,11,17,18, 2014 at 8 p.m. Matinees, Jan. 5,12,19, 2014 at 3 p.m. (912) 638-0338 or visit theislandplayers.com.

January 7:
A Night in the Museum with Phillip Verre! 5:30–8 p.m. Stroll to the Heritage Center to hear speaker, Phillip Verre, COO of the High Museum in Atlanta talk about behind the scenes and upcoming exhibits. $50. For more information, Glynn Art, 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.

January 9:
Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting! You are invited to attend Ribbon Cutting at Smallcakes, A Cupcakery, 1600 Frederica Rd., Suite 600. 11:30 a.m. brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

January 9:
Cinema Gourmet! “Babette’s Feast.” At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette’s Feast is a deeply beloved treasure of cinema, 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.

January 11:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge presents live entertainment D-Funk, 7-9 p.m. 935 Beachview Dr. Entertainment subject to change, dates and acts could be added. (912) 291-4302 or therooftopssi.com.

January 11:
3rd Annual Polar Plunge! Come out and take a COOL plunge into the chilly waters of the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool on St. Simons Island. There will be hot chocolate, snacks, and prizes for the best plunge and the best costume. Season passes for the 2014 pool season will be available for purchase. 11:30 a.m. (912) 279-2836.

January 14:
“Dar He” The Story of Emmett Till, 7:30 p.m. In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth, Emmett Till, traveled to the Mississippi Delta with his country kinfolk. He walked off the train and into a world he could never understand — a world of thick color lines, hard-held class systems and unspeakable taboos. This riveting play chronicles the murder, trial and unbelievable confession of the men accused of Till’s lynching. Actor Mike Wiley portrays all the characters in this compelling true story that will have you rapt from the very first word. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Call for prices. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

January 15:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge presents live entertainment Pier Pressure, Full Moon Party, 7-9 p.m. 935 Beachview Dr. Entertainment subject to change, dates and acts could be added. (912) 291-4302 or therooftopssi.com.

January 17:
Georgia Economic Outlook Luncheon! Join Interim Dean Charles Knapp for the state forecast and Don Mathews, Professor of Economics from the College of Coastal Georgia, for the local perspective. Find out which parts of Georgia’s economy will see growth at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 Beach View Drive North at 11:30 a.m. For more information & to register click here.

January 18:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge presents live entertainment D-Funk, 7-9 p.m. 935 Beachview Dr. Entertainment subject to change, dates and acts could be added. (912) 291-4302 or therooftopssi.com.

January 18:
Pull for a Kid: Tug O’ War at Howard Coffin Park, 1430 Lanier Blvd., Brunswick. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Send a local Child in Need to Summer Day Camp. It costs about $750 per child for 10 weeks of Summer Break. The non-profit Pull for a Kid organization (established by a philanthropic group of former rugby players) sent 15 kids to camp last year with money raised from the Pull for a Kid Tug O’War family-friendly fun competition. Help them send even more this year! Grab your friends, family or coworkers to put together a 5 member team and come PULL! Divisions: Women, Men, High School, Coed. $100 entry donation per team. If you don’t feel up to showing off your brawn, just come out and cheer everyone on, because the REAL winners here are the kids! This is a great community event! facebook.com/pages/Pull-for-a-Kid-Tug-O-War.

January 20 – 22:
7th Annual Warmth in Winter! Come to Epworth By The Sea on beautiful St. Simons Island. Come for the music of singer, humorist and folk theologian Ed Kilbourne; the history lesson from well-known historian Buddy Sullivan and the experience of a Civil War soldier as portrayed by Brad Brown, Civil War re-enactor and historian. The historic St. Simons Trolley will be available for an Island tour as well. 100 Arthur J Moore Dr. For more information, (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

January 22:
Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting! You are invited to attend Ribbon Cutting at Cutie Patooties, 276 Redfern Village, Suite A, SSI. 11:30 a.m. brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

January 23:
Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours! You are invited to attend Business After Hours at Marsh’s Edge Retirement Community, 136 Marsh’s Edge Lane. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 members, $7 non-members. Bring plenty of business cards! brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

January 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.

January 24 – 25:
Laugh it Up – Comedy Weekend! Two nights of nonstop laughter as the Jekyll Island Club presents nationally acclaimed comedians at the Morgan Center, 371 Riverview Dr. Show starts at 8:30 p.m., doors open at 8 p.m. General admission tickets, $35. To purchase tickets, (912) 635-5222 or jekyllclub.com/events.

January 25 – February 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.

January 25:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge presents live entertainment D-Funk, 7-9 p.m. 935 Beachview Dr. Entertainment subject to change, dates and acts could be added. (912) 291-4302 or therooftopssi.com.

January 26 – 29:
Epworth Winter Camp Meeting! “Shall We Gather At The River” for Winter Camp Meeting 2014! It’s one of the finest events of the year at Epworth! Days are packed with spirit filled sermons, in-depth Bible studies, fabulous music and better than ever Christian Fellowship. Make your plans to join old friends and new by registering today. (912) 638-8868 or visit epworthbythesea.org.

January 26:
“Cosi Fan Tutte” 3 p.m. Mozart’s comedy of love, disguise, and fiancée-swapping. Enjoy a mixture of hilarious farce and poignant drama in one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the world today. Peach State Opera who has delighted Golden Isles audiences with their productions of La boheme and Madame Butterfly in the last few years returns with their English language version of this delightful opera. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Call for prices. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

January 28:
Bruce Adolph, NPR Performance Today Piano Puzzler. “Offers popular tunes and folk music disguised in the style of famous composers” 7:30-9 p.m. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way. (912) 638-2220 or IslandConcertAssociation.org.

January 31 – February 1:
Jekyll BBQ Beach Bash! The Brunswick Lions Club & Georgia Barbecue Association will offer over $8,500 in prize money for their two days of world class professional & amateur BBQ cook-offs, classic cars, live music, zip line, Harley show and art vendors. Admission is free. (912) 258-6698 or jekyllbbq.com.

January 31 – February 1:
Weekend for Wildlife at Sea Island! Weekend for Wildlife is a one-of-a-kind getaway to one of the most prestigious of Georgia’s coastal resorts. As guests of this magnificent two-day event, you will have the opportunity to participate in unique excursions led by wildlife biologists, as well as an exciting banquet and verbal auction featuring original artwork and exclusive treasures. 1-800-SEA-ISLAND or gadnr.org.

 

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Horoscope – January 2014

Welcome to St. Simons Island Horoscope – January 2014, St. Simons Island’s best free monthly horoscopes predictions. We’ve scoured our resources to find the most accurate monthly horoscopes for our internet readers so you don’t have to. We also organize free monthly horoscopes by zodiac sign for January and every month ahead. It’s easy to […]

Busybody!

Busybody!

January 3 – 19:“Busybody” by Jack Popplewell. Detective Harry Baxter is plagued by a head cold, a missing corpse and an officious office cleaner, Mrs. Piper, who found the body. Baxter’s patience is strained by Mrs. Piper’s chatty verbosity as he tries to learn the facts. Motives for murder abound and all the office staff […]

Island Treasures!

Island Treasures!

The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) hosts “Island Treasures on Jekyll Island,” a unique treasure hunting experience on Georgia’s most popular public beach. The treasures are hand-crafted glass floats, called Island Treasures. The glass floats have been sought after by Jekyll Island guests since 2002. Each is unique and stamped with the year to be a […]

History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

The First Lighthouse (1810) On October 17, 1804, John Couper, a plantation owner on St. Simons Island, deeded four acres of his land, known as “Couper’s Point,” at the south end of the island for one dollar to the Federal government for the construction of a lighthouse. James Gould of Massachusetts was hired in 1807 […]

 

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