St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for June, 2017

Today is Monday, June 26, 2017



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:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museum, trails, guided tour of plantation house. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth. 5556 US HWY 17N, Brunswick, GA 31525. (912) 264-7333 for more information.

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.

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.

First & Third Saturdays:
Jekyll Island Farmers’ Market! 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy live music while picking up fresh, local produce and products from local farmers for true farm-to-table living. 10 Main Street, Jekyll Island. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.

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 cool! 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 3:
Georgia Sea Islands Festival! Come celebrate African American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Gascoigne Bluff Park, St. Simons Island. St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. (912) 634-0330.

June 3 & 16:
Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m., and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. 101 Speedway Dr., Waynesville, GA. (912) 386-0061.

June 4:
Rhythm on the River -Skeeter Truck! Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. 6-8 p.m. Free admission. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick. (912) 265-4032.

June 4:
Little Light Music – Soul Fish! Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, this powerful classic rock quartet will keep you dancing and singing all night long. Soul Fish is a seasoned party band well known for their versatile selection of tunes for every live performance, leaving absolutely no room for disappointment. 7-9 p.m. $12 adults, children free. On the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse on St. Simons Island ,610 Beachview Dr. For more information, (912) 634-7099 or saintsimonslighthouse.org/music.html.

June 8:
Celebrate the full moon rising over Jekyll Island with the best moon watching ingredients…cocktails, comfy chairs and great company. Join us at the Jekyll Island Lobby Bar, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, for our “Full Moon Porching Social” where we will be serving up a special cocktail all night long as the new full moon takes it place in the sky. Grab the special cocktail from our welcoming bartenders, then grab a seat on one of our many verandas and hang out with the Full Moon for a while. (877) 212-1898 or goldenisles.com/event/full-moon-porching-social-3.

June 10:
Southern Grown Farmers Market! Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Rd., St. Simons Island. Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit southerngrown.com.

June 10,11, 17, 18, 22 & 23:
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre presents the Jones, Hope & Wooten comedy, “The Savannah Sipping Society.” Saturday nights at 8 p.m., Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. (Door open 45 minutes prior to curtain). Brunswick Actors’ Theatre, 1413 Newcastle St., Brunswick,GA. Adults: $25, Teachers/Active Military with ID: $20 per person, Students: $10 per person. Ticket price includes desserts and beverages. For reservations call  (912) 280-0023 or BrunswickActorsTheatre.com.

June 13 & 15:
Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series – Trolls! $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. and features start promptly at 10 a.m. (912) 634-9100 or gtcmovies.com/georgia-locations/island.

June 15-18:
Golden Isles’ Penguin Project is proud to present “Annie, Jr.” – the irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals. The Penguin Project ® was conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan to give children with special needs an opportunity to participate in the performing arts. Advance Tickets: Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15. Day of Show Tickets: Members: $15, Nonmembers: $20, Students always $5 (with ID). The Ritz Theatre Gallery, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

June 16 & 17:
Chuck Scott Tribute Race at Golden Isles Speedway a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. 101 Speedway Dr., Waynesville. (912) 386-0061 or gisdirt.com.

June 16:
Friday Fun Day at the Lighthouse! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafts, games and activities designed for family fun. Come see and touch history by climbing 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse and explore the interactive galleries in the Lighthouse Museum. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older and children under 12 are free. (912) 634-7093 or coastalgeorgiahistory.org.

June 17:
Sea Island’s Southern Grown Concert Series continues with Gin Blossoms! Gin Blossoms literally define the sound of jangle pop. Boasting sales of over 10 million in the US alone, the Tempe, Arizona-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Their crossover hits are heard on radio, film and TV, and their exciting live show continues to make Gin Blossoms one of the most influential pop bands that began in the 90’s. Don’t miss this rockin’ interactive show! Hits include: “Follow You Down,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Hey Jealousy,” “Til I Hear it From You,” “Allison Road,” and “Found Out About You.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 7pm. Bring lawn chairs for general admission seating. Tickets $48 for general admission. $99 for VIP. Purchase Tickets Online or call (877) 896-3378.

June 18:
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is celebrating it’s 10th Birthday this month and ECHO will be hosting a fundraising event outdoors on their patio, from 6-9 p.m. This Five-course dinner will feature 6 craft beer pairings from Southern Barrel Brewing Co., along with live entertainment. Tickets are $150/person and very limited. Proceeds from the dinner will go directly towards helping The Georgia Sea Turtle Center to fund their turtle protection & education efforts. (912) 268-5967 for more information.

June 20 & 22:
Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series – Kung Fu Panda 3! $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. and features start promptly at 10 a.m. (912) 634-9100 or gtcmovies.com/georgia-locations/island.

June 23:
Friday Fun Day at the Lighthouse! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafts, games and activities designed for family fun. Come see and touch history by climbing 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse and explore the interactive galleries in the Lighthouse Museum. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older and children under 12 are free. (912) 634-7093 or coastalgeorgiahistory.org.

June 24:
Movie on the Green: The Jungle Book! Arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green and take part in pre-movie festivities. This event is free and open to all, but we encourage you to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Various snack and dinner options will be available for purchase at several of our Beach Village shops. The Jungle Book will begin at 7:30-10:30 p.m.

June 25:
Sounds by the Sea featuring Gwen Hughes and the Cats! Gwen Hughes and the Cats will have the audience swinging with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present days at the St. Simons Lighthouse lawn. The concert begins at 7 p.m. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

June 27 & 29:
Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series – Ice Age Collision Course! $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. and features start promptly at 10 a.m. (912) 634-9100 or gtcmovies.com/georgia-locations/island.

June 30:
Friday Fun Day at the Lighthouse! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafts, games and activities designed for family fun. Come see and touch history by climbing 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse and explore the interactive galleries in the Lighthouse Museum. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older and children under 12 are free. (912) 634-7093 or coastalgeorgiahistory.org.

 

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