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.
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.
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.
Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Art Classes. All ages and levels. Various times and prices. 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0628 or artdowntown.net.
Art Classes. Oils, acrylics, pottery. Weekly. 404 Northway, Darien. (912) 437-7711 or mcintoshartassociation.com.
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.
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 ashantilly.org.
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.
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.
Rotary Club of St. Simons Island meets at 1 p.m., at the Sea Palms Convention Center, 5445 Frederica Rd. ssirotary.org.
Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212 or trrl.org.
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.
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 glynnart.org.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Georgia Sea Islands Festival 2018 takes place on Gascoigne Bluff from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For over 30 years the Georgia Sea Island Festival on St. Simons Island, Georgia has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts, and food of the coastal barrier islands. Smoked mullet, fried fish, sweet potato pone, homemade ice cream, and demonstrations of traditional Gullah Geechee knitting cast net and sweet grass baskets attract visitors from around the nation. Each year the highlight of the festival are the musicians – young, old, and some “with an old heart” — who perform traditional spirituals, work songs, and plays handed down by their ancestors. The festival on St. Simons Island was first organized in 1977 by members of the Georgia Sea Island Singers, Mable Hillery and Bessie Jones, and carried on today by Frankie Quimby and the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. (912) 634-0330.
Hofwyl Plantation Tree Identification Hike: Getting to Know About Native Trees and Shrubs. Join a park ranger for a special nature hike highlighting some of the native trees and shrubs that can be found along the Georgia coast. The hike will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and will be about a mile long over easy terrain. Bring bug spray, notepad and enthusiasm as we learn about some of our leafy friends. Admission also includes regular plantation admission. While here be sure to visit our museum, and tour the planation house. 10:30 a.m. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth, five and under free. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site hours, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick, located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.
Rhythm on the River – Michaele and the Ambiguous! 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 or http://discoverbrunswick.com/events/rhythm-on-the-river.html.
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Island Film Series” presents The Insult. In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. In Arabic with English subtitles; 112 minutes, Rated R. 7–9:30 p.m. St. Simons Casino Theater, 550 Beachview Dr. Films are free and open to all, although a $3 donation is suggested to offset film and theater costs. You can donate online now and print a ticket or can donate at the door. No ticket is required. litguildssi.org/island-film-series-1.
Join the fun as we create a collage entitled “Sing Your Heart Out” Recommended ages 6—12. St Simons Public Library, 530 Beachview Dr. # A. (912) 279-3750 or moglibraries.org.
June 8, 13, 16, 22, 27 & 30:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation at 7 p.m. Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on select nights this summer. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. 5556 US Highway 17N, located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. $15. (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit .GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.
Shovels & Rope, Live at the Southern Grown Concert Festival at 7 p.m. Shovels & Rope are an American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina composed of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Shovels & Rope blends traditional folk, rock and roll, and country rock. Their latest LP release is “Little Seeds,” on which Trent and Hearst as ever play all the instruments and penned the material, which range from stomping rockers to delicate acoustic-based numbers. The electrifying New West Records bow by Shovels & Rope finds the award-winning duo exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, highly personal new songs. southerngrown.com.
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” series presents Mary Kay Andrews and The High Tide Club. Mary Kay is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels including The Weekenders, Beach Town, Ladies’ Night, Summer Rental, Deep Dish and Hissy Fit. Often called the “Queen of the Perfect Beach Reads,” she joins us to talk about her latest book, The High Tide Club. Partially set on Sea Island, it’s a novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations. Booklist calls it “A compelling novel about the people and places that shape a life and the secrets that create ripples for generations. With a unique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a juicy escape.” G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms Andrews’ book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent book store makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library? 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. The event will take place at the St. Simons Island Casino, 550 Beachview Dr., Room 108 and is free for Literary Guild members; $10 for nonmembers. litguildssi.org.
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“Mighty Oaks from Tiny Acorns Grow” – Hofwyl-Broadfield’s Famous Live Oaks. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is famous for its many Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern draped Live Oak trees. Join a ranger as we explore these fascinating sentinels of the past. Learn more about their natural, cultural and commercial uses, the plants and animals that make them their home and their unique anatomy. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes. 10:30 a.m. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth, five and under Free. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site hours, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick, located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.
A Little Light Music Concert featuring Loose Chain! Concert is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert. 610 Beachview Drive. Check our Facebook page and coastalgeorgiahistoricalsociety.org for news and weather updates during the concert season.
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” series presents Susan M. Boyer and Lowcountry Bookshop. Susan is the author of the USA TODAY’S bestselling (and delightful) Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and garnered several other award nominations, including the Macavity. She visits the Guild to talk about her 7th book in the series, Lowcountry Bookshop. G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms Boyer’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent book store makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library? 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. The event will take place at the St. Simons Island Casino, 550 Beachview Dr., Room 108 and is free for Literary Guild members; $10 for nonmembers. litguildssi.org.
The Golden Isles Penguin Project is proud to present Disney’s “Peter Pan JR.,” at the Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. The Penguin Project was conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan to give children with special needs an opportunity to participate in the performing arts. Disney’s “Peter Pan JR.” a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in this adaptation based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play. Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m, Sunday at 3 p.m. (912) 262-6934.
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Island Film Series” presents Goodbye Megan Leavey. Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. 110 minutes, Rated PG 13. 7–9:30 p.m. St. Simons Casino Theater, 550 Beachview Dr. Films are free and open to all, although a $3 donation is suggested to offset film and theater costs. You can donate online now and print a ticket or can donate at the door. No ticket is required. litguildssi.org/island-film-series-1.
Business After Hours Jekyll Ocean Club, 80 Ocean Way. Who says business can’t be fun? Join us for a special beachside Business After Hours at the Jekyll Ocean Club; bring all your friends and co-workers, & don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards! Co-hosted by: Coastal Computer Consulting, Creative Printing Inc., iHeart Media, Island Sound, Jekyll Island Boat Tours, and LifeThrive. Entertainment provided by Island Sound! 5:30-7:30 p.m. $7 Members, $10 Non-members. Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce.
We at Epworth invite you to have some OUTDOOR ADVENTURES at Grown Up Summer Camp at Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA! Why should kids have all this physically challenging, authentic social bonding emprise brought through an outdoor experiential learning environment? Enjoy a cruise on a working shrimp boat, cast your nets into the ocean as we go seining ; go on a beach night patrol; learn how to “read a fish”; listen to stories; laugh; enjoy good food and singing around an indoor campfire! For more information or to register go to epworthbythesea.org.
Sea Turtles After Dark! Who comes out on our beaches after the sun goes down? What parts of our eyes help us see at night? How do other animals see, hear, and find their way in the dark? Join Catherine Ridley, SSI Sea Turtle Project Director and OHM’s VP of Communications and Education, as we discover these and other nocturnal secrets. In the heat of Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season, keep your eyes peeled for loggerhead sea turtle tracks! If we’re lucky, we might spot a nesting sea turtle laying her eggs in the sand. We’ll explore the nesting beach after dark and talk about Georgia’s sea turtles’ natural history and our turtle monitoring program. Through hands-on activities geared toward families and participants of all ages, you won’t soon forget this after-hours beach night hike! 8:30 p.m. $15 members, $20 non-members, $8 Kids 12 and under. St. Simons Island Beach, Coast Guard Station, 1st St. onehundredmiles.org.
St. Simons Island Antique Show! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free Admission and parking! (912) 267-7822 or stsimonsantiques.com.
Sounds by the Sea Featuring Jamie Renee and the Walkers! Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians. The concerts are held on select Sundays at high tide, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. Neptune Park, Oceanside of the Casino Building on St. Simons Island. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. For more information visit goldenislesarts.org or call (912) 262-6934.
Junior Golf Program at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd. Instructed by Robert Long, PGA Professional. 9-11 a.m. Ages 8-15. Registration required. $150 per Session. Proper attire required. NO: T-shirts, blue jeans, cut-offs, or athletic shorts. Education, instruction, skills drills, competitions, and lunch included. (912) 634-0255 for more info or click here for the registration form.
Moonrise at ECHO! Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, ECHO will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. 5 p.m. 101 Downing St. (912) 268-5967 or www.echostsimons.com.
June Art Crawl! Join Art Trends Gallery for an evening full of fun! The crawl features Wallin Gallery, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Artist’s Annex Gallery, Island Gallery and Glynn Visual Arts. 4-7 p.m. 3305 Frederica Rd. (912) 268-4761.
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Faces Places, France, 2017, directed by Agnes Varda and J.R. Varda. One of the leading lights of France’s honored French New Wave cinema era and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., partake on a special art project. Along the way, the old cinematic veteran and the young artistic idealist enjoy an odd friendship as they chat and explore their views on the world as only they can. In French with English subtitles; 89 minutes; rated PG. 7:30 p.m. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. Casino Theater, 550 Beachview Dr. litguildssi.org.