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

Today is Wednesday, July 30, 2014



Featured Calendar Events



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 view-able 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.

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. (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:
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.

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:
Rotary Club of St. Simons Island meets at 1 p.m., at the Sea Palms Convention Center, 5445 Frederica Rd. ssirotary.org.

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:
Eco-Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing, 6 p.m. Each month a new guest speaker will discuss 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), 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.

Fridays:
Our Legacy Preserved! Interpreters escort small groups through the historic district for an intimate look at efforts to preserve the stories of the people of Jekyll Island Club. 2 p.m. $35, children 7-15 $15, children 6 & under free. Reservations required. The Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Rd. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.

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!

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:
Coffee with the Author featuring Mary Alice Monroe, author of The Summer Wind. 10:30 a.m. Free for Guild members, $10 for nonmembers. Reservations requested. St. Simons Island Casino, Room 108, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

July 3–26:
It’s About People – Artwork by Gene Threats. Local artist shares his love of individual faces and lives of people he sees. 5-7 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 9-5 p.m., Sat., 10-2 p.m. The Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

July 3:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movie at the Ritz, “Wizard of Oz Sing-Along.” Free popcorn, door prizes, dining and drink specials at local businesses. Cartoons and shorts begin at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m. Admission to each show in the Summer Classic Movies series is still only $5 for all ages. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

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 4-6:
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. (912) 230-1042 or soglogallery.com.

July 6:
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 9:
Movie Night at the Casino! You Will Be My Son, 2011 French film, 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

July 10:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movie at the Ritz, “The Graduate.” Free popcorn, door prizes, dining and drink specials at local businesses. Cartoons and shorts begin at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m. Admission to each show in the Summer Classic Movies series is still only $5 for all ages. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

July 11-August 31:
Showing in the HORTON GALLERY, Photographs by Harlan Hambright! Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (912) 466-3360 or sghs.org.

July 12:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge presents Michael Brown, 7-10 p.m. (Full Moon!) $5 per person. Entertainment subject to change without notice. 935 Beachview Dr. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.

July 13:
The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosts Jazz in the Park features Elisha “Atlas” Parris! 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 14-17:
Grand Camp! “Goodly Habits for Inhabiting the Habitat” An intergenerational camp for grandparents and their elementary and middle school age grandchildren. Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

July 17-September 21:
DRIVEN! A limited showing of new artwork by Noelle E. Dumas. Artist reception July 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Public is invited. Art Downtown/SoGlo Gallery, 1413 Newcastle St., Historic Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-0628 or SoGloGallery.com.

July 17:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movie at the Ritz, “American Graffiti.” Free popcorn, door prizes, dining and drink specials at local businesses. Cartoons and shorts begin at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m. Admission to each show in the Summer Classic Movies series is still only $5 for all ages. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

July 18-September 7:
Wayne Morgan Artistry Photography! Brunswick Actors’ Theatre Gallery, 1413 Newcastle St., Historic Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-0628 or SoGloGallery.com.

July 18-20:
The Ashantilly Press Offers Beginning Letterpress, the FIRST class to be offered in the historic print shop! A three day class will be taught in William G. Haynes, Jr.’s air-conditioned print shop just outside Darien, GA on the grounds of the Ashantilly Center, 15591 GA Hwy 99. Limited spaces are available for the class to be taught by Master Printer Nicholas Silberg, professor of Art at Savannah State College and assisted by Jerushia Graham, book artist and summer intern at the Ashantilly Press. $250 plus $50 materials fee. Reserve your space, (912) 437-4473 or ashantillycenter@gmail.com.

July 18:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge presents Michael Hulett, 7-10 p.m. (Full Moon!) $5 per person. Entertainment subject to change without notice. 935 Beachview Dr. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.

July 19:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge presents DeFunk, 7-10 p.m. (Full Moon!) $5 per person. Entertainment subject to change without notice. 935 Beachview Dr. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.

July 20:
A Little Light Music Concert Series, 7 p.m. Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots. Powerhouse blues, Memphis soul and rockin’ piano! 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 20:
Mid-Summer Eve Dance Party! Live music by Lorna Greenwood, BYOB & appetizer to share, smart casual dress. 5-8:30 p.m. $35 per person. Brunswick Shrine Club. The Golden Isles Ballroom & Latin Dancers, dancegoldenisles.com or ssidancer@gmail.com or wendydancer@comcast.net or (912) 634-8219.

July 22-24:
The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and the Davis Love Foundation (DLF) will host the Davis Love III Junior Open at Sea Island Golf Club. The 78-player field will play 54 holes on Seaside, the same course the pros play during The McGladrey Classic. The AJGA and The McGladrey Classic are both celebrating their fifth anniversary of playing in the Golden Isles. Prior to the competitive rounds, there will be a Junior-Am on Sunday, July 20 and a qualifier/practice round on Monday, July 21. The Junior-Am is similar to the Pro-Am before a PGA TOUR event. There are limited spots available during the Junior-Am for the public to play with a rising star. For more information on the Davis Love III Open or to play on a foursome with a junior player, contact Jason Ross at jross@AGJGA.or or (678) 425-1652.

July 24:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movie at the Ritz, “Annie Hall.” Free popcorn, door prizes, dining and drink specials at local businesses. Cartoons and shorts begin at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m. Admission to each show in the Summer Classic Movies series is still only $5 for all ages. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

July 24:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge presents Cops & Robbers, 7-10 p.m. (Full Moon!) $5 per person. Entertainment subject to change without notice. 935 Beachview Dr. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.

July 24:
Business After Hours at Buffalo Wild Wings, 718 Golden Isles Pkwy. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 members, $7 non-members. Invite potential clients, co-workers and friends to Thursday’s networking event, Business After Hours, at Buffalo Wild Wings! (912) 265-0620 or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

July 30:
Movie Night at the Casino! The Brothers Bloom 2008 USA film, 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

July 31:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Summer Classic Movie at the Ritz, “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Free popcorn, door prizes, dining and drink specials at local businesses. Cartoons and shorts begin at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m. Admission to each show in the Summer Classic Movies series is still only $5 for all ages. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

 

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