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

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Featured Calendar Events

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

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

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

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

Photography Classes. Basics, digital, iPhone, Photoshop, etc. Led by Barbara Marie Kraus. Various dates, times, prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or

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.

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Brunswick Farmer’s Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 1530 Newcastle St. 8 a.m.-dark. (912) 262-6665 or

Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212 or

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.

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

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

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

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!

June 1 – 30:
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.

June 1 – 30:
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.

June 6 – 7:
Golden Isles Kingfish Classic! This is a spectator friendly event so come on out to Gascoigne Bluff Park for food, drinks and fun. Watch the train of boats go out early in the mornings and the boats bring in their catch to be weighed. Morningstar Marina, 206 Marina Dr., (912) 480-0266 or

June 7 – 29:
Central Park West comedy by Woody Allen. A soused psychiatrist confronts her friend, who is having an affair with her husband. 8 p.m., Saturday. 3 p.m., Sunday. $25 per person. 1413 Newcastle St. Brunswick Actors Theatre, (912) 280-0023 or

June 7 – 8:
Annual 2014 Original Georgia Sea Islands Festival at Gascoigne Bluff Park! Celebrating the 37th presentation of the Original Georgia Sea Islands Festival, highlighting the African American culture and heritage in Coastal Georgia. The festivals entertainment will be headlined with jazz, dancers, gospel, old time spirituals and blues singers. There will also be Gullah Geechee cuisine, crafts, demonstrations and much more. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12 Noon-6 p.m. (912) 634-0330 or

June 7:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Starry Nights at Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd. Performing with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, will be American singer-songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner Christopher Cross. With hits such as “Sailing” and “Ride Like the Wind”, his debut album charted a meteoric rise to the top. He won an Academy Award with “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” for the Dudley Moore film comedy Arthur. Table seating as well as lawn chair seating is available for an evening of musical entertainment under the stars. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. (904) 354-5547 or

June 10:
Coffee with the Author Steve Berry, author of The Lincoln Myth. 5:30 p.m. Free for Guild members, $10 nonmembers, reservations requested. St. Simons Island Casino, Room 108, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or

June 13-15 & 20-22:
The Wizard of Oz! Ritz Radio Theatre presents the well-known story of a young girl who longs to leave home and her adventures in a strange new land. Performed just as it would have been done in the 1940s as a live radio drama: in front of a live audience, with period costumes and sound effects. Evening performances at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets prices vary depending on age and membership level. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Ritz, 1530 Newcastle St., (Wed.,-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.–2 p.m.) (912) 262-6934 or

June 18:
Into the White Screening of 2012 UK/Norwegian film. 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or

June 23 – 27:
Wizard of Oz Summer Camp! Campers ages 6-7 skip down the yellow brick road with Dorothy & friends using dramatic play & art. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $175. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or

June 28 – 29:
The St. Simons Island Antique Show! Featuring interesting and unusual items, and other treasures from by-gone eras! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Dr. off Mallory St. In the historic Pier Village area. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Always Free admission and parking. (912) 267-7822 or

June 29:
Jazz in the Park 2014 features local band Soul Gravy. Bring a chair or blanket and picnic supper to the high-tide event that is a Golden Isles tradition. 7-9 p.m. Neptune Park. Tickets at the gate, $10 adults; $5 students 6-12 years old; under 6 free. Sponsored by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. (912) 262-6934 or


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