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

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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.

Wednesdays:
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 cassinagardenclub.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.

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.

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! 1-7 p.m.

July 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.

July 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.

July 1 – 31:
Donna MacPherson featured artist in lobby; photography. Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues., Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212.

July 1 – 31:
Showcasing the Permanent Collection Series: The Plantations of St. Simons. Featuring plantation paintings by Mildred Huie. Guided tours available. $5 per person donation suggested. Fri.-Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mildred Huie Museum, 1819 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

July 1 – 31:
Celebrating the French Connection: In honor of Bastille Day, a collection of fine French Neo-Impressionists oil paintings, gallery talk upon request. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

July 1 – 31:
Spotlight Artist: Showcase of Harold Reeves Photography using coastal themes. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Old Jail Art Center, 404 North Way, Darien. McIntosh Art Association, (912) 437-7711 or mcintoshartassociation.com.

July 4:
St. Simons Island 4th of July Celebration! The annual fireworks display begins at about 9 p.m. at Neptune Park in Pier Village. Bring your lounge chairs, towels and plan to be their early to find parking.

July 4:
Fireworks and families from across the region will be present on Jekyll Island for the day-long showing of patriotism. Celebrate freedom. Celebrate America. Celebrate on Jekyll Island! At nightfall, enjoy a fireworks finale on the beach. (877) 453-5955.

July 4:
Brunswick’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration! Bring yourself, your family, friends and join thousands of happy kids and adults for free games, free watermelon, and free fireworks at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick. The festivities start at 7 p.m. and feature organized and supervised classic games like sack races, tug-of-wars, horseshoes, various ball games, hula-hoop contests and more. Players compete for prizes of delicious whole South Georgia watermelons. Can’t win or just don’t want to play but you still have a taste for watermelon? Free slices are handed out all evening, compliments of the City of Brunswick. The fireworks over the waters of the East River and Oglethorpe Bay start about 9 p.m. and last 30 minutes. A great, fun, family event that’s sponsored each year by The City of Brunswick, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, and the Downtown Development Authority.

July 4:
Sea Island 4th of July Celebration for residents and guests of Sea Island! The Cloister and Beach Club have many activities schedule each year during the 4th of July weekend. July 4th usually begins with a flag raising ceremony and ends the day of family fun and celebration with a Fireworks Spectacular at the Beach Club usually around 9 p.m. Click here for more information about events at Sea Island.

July 4:
Join the Jekyll Island Club Hotel at the beach pavilion for their annual 4th of July Cookout. Great food followed by the sun and sand is a perfect way to celebrate independence day. Grab your beach gear and head to Jekyll Island for a perfect day. Fireworks at sunset. (912) 635-2600 or visit jekyllclub.com.

July 5 – 7:
Annual St. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival Arts & Crafts Show sponsored by the Pier Village Association! Postell Market on Beachview Drive – Pier Village St. Simons Island. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. all days. artdowntowngallery209.com.

July 7:
A Little Light Music Concert Series, 7 p.m. Mason Waters and the Groove Allstars, Red hot, local favorites! 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 saintsimonslighthouse.org/music.html.

July 8 – 19:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities camp for ages 12-16 (Minimum class enrollment: 10, Max enrollment: 20). Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Actors Academy: Young actors will spend morning building acting skills with heater heath and afternoons creating a unique performance with Lucy Lyn Bryson to be presented on the last day of camp. Guaranteed to stretch your creativity and self-expression no matter what theatrical experience you have. Tuition: $300 (includes lunch); Location: College of Coastal Georgia; Instructors: Heather Heath and Lucy Lynn Bryson. (912) 262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org.

July 11:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Sing-Along, 7 p.m. $5 for all ages. Free popcorn, door prizes, Willy Wonka costume contests. Cartoons and shorts 30 minutes before show time. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

July 11:
Petit Recital, 7 p.m. College of Coastal Georgia, 3700 Altama Ave., Brunswick. Coastal Youth Symphony, (912) 230-7124 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org/about-csga/youth-symphony.

July 14:
Mexican Fiesta Dance Party Salsa, Latin, Ballroom dancing and party mixers. Live music by Lorna Greenwood. BYOB and appetizer or desert to share. 5-8:30 p.m. $25 per person. Brunswick Shrine Club, 155 Darien Hwy. The Golden Isles Dancers, (912) 634-8219 or dancegoldenisles.com.

July 15 – 19:
Clay & Collage Children’s Summer Workshop. Child must be 7 years old or above. Work in clay beginning of the week. Then collage. Then finish clay work with collage techniques and mixed media. Focus is on “process”. Materials provided. Dress for mess. Bring lunch. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Cost: $135 per child per week, materials included. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr., (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

July 17 – 21 & 24 – 28:
The Emperor’s New Clothes Youth production of classic story, with a twist. Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., at 3:30. $10 adults, $8 student, $5 child. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. Island Players, (912) 638-0338 or theislandplayers.com.

July 18:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz, Psycho, 7 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 goldenislesarts.org.

July 21:
The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosts Jazz in the Park features Sam Rodriguez Latin Jazz! 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 goldenislesarts.org.

July 22 – 26:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities camp for ages 14-18 (Minimum class enrollment: 4, Max enrollment: 10). Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Filmmaking 2: Young filmmakers build of skills learned in Filmmaking 1 while creating a short film integrating advanced camera angles, special effects, and more. Students must have taken previous film camp or approval of camp instructor to enroll in this camp. Tuition: $200; Location: Historic Ritz Theatre; Instructor: T.J. Thompson. (912) 262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org.

July 22 – 26:
Clay & Collage Children’s Summer Workshop. Child must be 7 years old or above. Work in clay beginning of the week. Then collage. Then finish clay work with collage techniques and mixed media. Focus is on “process”. Materials provided. Dress for mess. Bring lunch. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Cost: $135 per child per week, materials included. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr., (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

July 22 – August 2:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities camp for ages 8-11 (Minimum class enrollment: 10, Max enrollment: 20). Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Magical World of Harry Potter: Young performers will spend these sessions learning about and practicing theatre skills including acting and writing. They will bewitch you with a class-created performance at the end of the session based on the beloved Harry Potter book series. Tuition: $300 (includes lunch); Location: College of Coastal Georgia; Instructor: Lucy Lynn Bryson. (912) 262-6934 or email artsed@goldenislesarts.org.

July 22:
The Sea Island Golf Club will host the Davis Love III Junior Open Junior-Fundraiser of the American Junior Golf Association (501c3 organization). The project is dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. Some of the proceeds will be benefiting the Davis Love Foundation. Each foursome will consist of one junior amateur. The amateurs playing are coming from all over the country, as well as internationally. Scott Reid at (912) 634-3266 or http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102350576010-1000/Davis+Love+III+Junior-Am+Form.pdf.

July 25:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 7 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 goldenislesarts.org.

July 25:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours! 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Marshside Grill, 1200 Glynn Ave. $5 members, $7 non-members. NETWORKING – LIVE MUSIC – GREAT FOOD & FUN! Bring plenty of business cards with you. (912) 265-0620 or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

July 29 – 30:
The Friends of the Island Players present: Audition Workshops! 7-9 p.m. at the Casino Theatre, Pier Village. Learn about this year’s production, and practice auditioning skills. (912) 270-1282 or friendsoftheislandplayers@gmail.com.

July 29:
Family Picnic and Show/Movie, for the whole family, 1 p.m. Camden County Public Library, 1410 Highway 40 East, Kingsland. (912) 729-3741 or threeriverslibraries.org.

 

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