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. $10 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.
Visual Art Classes for all Ages! Ranging from drawing to pottery to painting, led by a variety of artists. Price and time varies. 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.
Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212 or trrl.org.
Latin and Ballroom Group Dance Classes! Swing, salsa, cha-cha, waltz, rumba, foxtrot and more. Times and locations vary. $3-7 per class. Golden Isles Dancers, (912) 634-8219 or email@example.com or dancegoldenisles.com.
Eco-Lecture Series! Join Village Creek Landing for an informative Eco Lecture Series! Each month they will have a new guest speaker discussing environmentally focused topics specifically geared to preserving Georgia’s Coast. Admission, $10 per person (includes first drink). Lecture starts at 6 p.m. 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.
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!
JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Festival of Strings! 5 p.m. Publix Super Markets Charities JSYO Series! Scott C. Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor. Scott Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor. Our area’s young strings students gather in Jacoby Symphony Hall, performing side-by-side with the strings of the JSYO Philharmonic. This showcase event includes the JSYO’s Overture, Foundation, Encore and Premiere strings, our Jump Start Strings violin students, and ensembles from LaVilla School of the Arts and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. More than 300 students will gather on stage for the grand finale! Ticket prices, $5. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 West Water St. Call (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.
AN EVENING WITH PAUL WILLIAMS! 8 p.m. Paul Williams is a one-man hit machine. A lyricist and composer who has won an Oscar Award, two Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and earned induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Williams’ unforgettable songs include “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “You and Me Against the World,” “Evergreen,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “The Rainbow Connection.” Ticket Prices, $25-$72. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jim and Jan Moran Theater, 300 West Water St. Call (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.
Reflections at the Ritz Gallery ! A national program of the PTA that encourages students to create works of art in every form- literature, dance, film, photography, musical composition, or visual arts. The exhibit features the winning works of Glynn County students awarded at the local and the state level. The Ritz Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., or by appointment and is located at 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA. (912) 262-6934. goldenislesarts.org/.
Southern Women’s Show at The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center! Shop, taste, learn and live at the Southern Women’s Show. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults, $10 at door, $8 on-line Youth (6-12), $5, under 6 free with paying adult. Sponsored by WTOC, Savannah Morning News, and Memorial University Medical Center. To order tickets or for more information (800) 849-0248 or visit SouthernWomensShow.com.
A day of spicy fun for the entire family, Rotary of the Golden Isles, annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chili Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays. Tickets available in advance are $5 and $8 at the gate. Make sure to hold onto your spoon and dole out your tickets before the bell! 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Neptune Park, Pier Village, St. Stimons Island.
Americana and Blues Festival! Jekyll Island’s 3rd Annual Americana and Blues Festival will be at Sea Jay’s Waterfront Cafe. Featuring North Star, Mojo Bone and special guest Cash Cow. $40 cover charge. Concert benefits the Hospice of the Golden Isles. Get tickets at Jekyll Realty, Sea Jays and Gypsea Glass on Jekyll Island. Call Kristen Picket at (912) 635-9797 for more info.
The 30th Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival. South Carolina’s Premier Coastal Wine Competition & Culinary Event. Mark your calendars for these key dates, information on locations, times and tickets will be posted as they become available. (843) 686-4944 or hiltonheadwineandfood.com.
2015 Business Expo presented by Jekyll Island Convention Center from 4-8 p.m. Exhibitors will showcase valuable products and services, offer a variety of drawings and giveaways, and for the first time, offer items for sale. From 5-8 p.m. attendees will enjoy a fabulous array of hors d’oeuvres specially prepared by Jekyll Island Convention Services along with regional hotels, restaurants and caterers. A cash bar will be available. business.brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com/events/details/2015-business-expo-brunswick-golden-isles-exhibitors-registration-3485.
The Georgia Elvis Festival will return to the Ritz Theater, Brunswick! The event will be a four-day festival celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley through live performances of his music. It is sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. the company which controls the estate of Elvis Presley and operates Graceland. (888) 406-5885 or georgiaelvisfestival.com.
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra SAINT-SAENS THUNDERING “ORGAN” SYMPHONY! Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Florida Blue Masterworks Series! Mayo Clinic Coffee Series! Julian Wachner, conductor. David Schrader, organ. CHABRIER España. POULENC Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani*. RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte. SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”*. When Grammy-nominated conductor Julian Wachner takes the podium, this roaring “Organ Symphony” will envelope you as it thunders through the 6,215 pipes of Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall’s Bryan Casavant Frères concert organ. This concert marks the Centennial Celebration of the Casavant Frères Opus 553, which was originally built in 1914 and later rebuilt and installed in Jacoby Hall. Masterworks Ticket Prices, $25-$72. Coffee Ticket Prices, $16-$26. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 West Water St. Call (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.
Golden Isles Live! Presents Simply Sinatra at Glynn Academy Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St., 7:30 p.m. Steve Lippia anchors the quintessential remembrance of “Old Blue Eyes.” More than a “sound-alike,” his Las Vegas appearances and national tours have cemented Lippia’s place as a champion of the Great American Songbook. “Knock ‘em out their seat” vocals, a ten-piece big band and the greatest set-list of all time! (912) 638-4111 or goldenisleslive.org.
Annual Peaches to the Beaches, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. In an effort to promote travel and boost the annual economic impact along the parkway Golden Isles Parkway Association organizes Georgia Longest Yard Sale. Thousands of visitors travel the parkway the second Friday and Saturday of March for the annual “Peaches to the Beaches” Yard Sale in search of antiques, collectibles, and hidden treasures. peachestothebeaches.com.
Jekyll Island Arts Festival! This weekend festival offers great finds in antiques, fine arts and crafts for the Jekyll Island adventurer looking for great pieces to enhance your home’s decor. And you can also chow down on some really fine eats! Held at the Goodyear Cottage/Arts Association, 321 N Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island. (912) 635-3920 or jekyllartsassociation.org/.
The Island Players present “Proof” by David Auburn. Pier Village/Casino Theatre, St. Simons Island. This play tells the tale of Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius and professor, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. March 13, 14, 20, 21, 28 at 8:00 p.m. Matinees: March 15, 22 and 29 at 3:00 p.m. (912) 638-0338 theislandplayers.com/default.aspx.
March 14: The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second Saturday of each month.This event is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.
Cinema Gourmet at the Historic Ritz Theatre, Shane! 6:30 p.m. “Shane … Shane … Come Back!” In this timeless classic western directed by George Stevens, a weary gunfighter (Alan Ladd) attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a conflict between settlers and ranchers forces him to act. The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
Christ Episcopal Church 62nd Annual Tour of Homes and Gardens! Christ Church, Frederica and her sister parish, St. Ignatius welcome you to beautiful St Simons and Sea Island for the Annual Tour of Homes hosted by the Episcopal Church Women. For the first time in a number of years, Christ Church’s 61st Tour of Homes will feature a tour of our historic cemetery. The tour will feature reenactments of a few of our more notorious residents. This look into the past will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 noon. (912) 638-8683 or christchurchtourofhomes.org.
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra AN EVENING WITH AUDRA McDONALD! 8 p.m. She electrified Broadway in “Ragtime,” “Porgy and Bess,” and “Carousel.” Now AUDRA McDONALD has made Broadway history with a record-breaking sixth Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”. Audra joins the Jacksonville Symphony for an evening of American song – from pop standards to Hollywood to Broadway. Ticket Prices, $59-$89. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 West Water St. Call (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.
March 23 & 25:
Plein air Painters 3-Day Workshop! Plein air Painters of the Southeast present Golden Isles Workshop Series on St. Simons Island. Anderson Fine Art Gallery, Gallery, 3309 Frederica Rd. Artists include: Bill Farnsworth, Mark Horton and Richard Oversmith. (912) 634-8414, andersonfineartgallery.com.
March 26 & 28:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra BEETHOVEN’S MISSA SOLEMNIS! Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Florida Blue Masterworks Series! Tito Muñoz, conductor. Amanda Hall, soprano. Irene Roberts, mezzo-soprano. Scott Ramsay, tenor. Andrew Craig Brown, bass-baritone. Jacksonville Symphony Chorus. BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis. The epic Missa Solemnis – monumental in scope, ethereal in beauty. Beethoven considered this work to be his greatest, one that needs to be heard live for its full impact. On the podium will be Tito Muñoz, lauded by the Cincinnati Enquirer for his “natural facility and convincing musicianship.” Munoz is the music director of the Phoenix Symphony as well as the Opéra National de Lorraine. Ticket Prices, $25-$72. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 West Water St. Call (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.
Plein Air Painters Of The Southeast Exhibition & Sale. One night only of Original Paintings. Friday, March 27, 4-8 p.m., at the Anderson Fine Art Gallery, The Artists’ Annex, 3309 Frederica Road & 100 Sylvan Dr. Suite #170, St. Simons Island. (912) 634-8414 or AndersonFineArtGallery.com.
Cassina Garden Club announces a “Cabin Fever Weekend” to raise funds to restore and save two historic tabby slave cabins located on St. Simons Island. Events during the weekend will include Mr. Joe McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project and a descendant of slaves. His mission is to sleep in every former slave dwelling in the United States; he’s done so in over 60 locations. Mr. McGill will sleep in Cassina’s cabins two nights. His purpose is to bring a spotlight on these sacred places so they will not be lost forever and so the people who lived in them long ago will not be forgotten. In addition to the two “Cabin Sleepovers,” Mr. McGill will participate in a number of educational and cultural events on the island to raise awareness of the slave cabins, his foundation, and the Cassina Garden Club’s capital campaign to restore the cabins. Friday, March 27: Visits and talks by Joe to elementary and middle schools in Glynn County. Opening Night Reception and Dinner at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center featuring silent auction and presentation by Honored Guest – Joe McGill. Cocktail reception and 3-course seated dinner: $100/Person. Saturday, March 28: Trolley tours of African-American heritage sites on St. Simons, with commentary by Joe McGill and tour guide: $30/Person. Riverside low country dinner at the cabin grounds, featuring menu designed by Local Chef/Farmer Matthew Raiford, featuring recipes from Cassina’s Coastal Cookery cookbook, dating from 1937: $50/ Adult, $15/Children under 12. Cabin Sleepover and fireside conversation with Joe McGill: $100/Person (inside the cabins), $25/Person camping on the grounds. Sunday, March 29: Riverside daybreak service: Coffee and refreshments following service. cassinagardenclub.org.
St. Simons Island artist Peggy Buchan is scheduled for four upcoming weekends as she instructs about how to capture the beauty of the Georgia Coast through paintbrush and canvas. Classes to be held at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Road. Advance reservations are required. If you bring your own supplies, the cost is $35 per participant. The cost is $55 per participant if you’d like Peggy to furnish your supplies. If you bring your own art supplies, please include paints (either oil or acrylic), brushes, and brush cleaner. You are welcome to bring your own canvas, but Peggy will supply one 11″ x 14″ canvas per participant. When you reserve your spot, tell the Hotel Concierge whether or not you’ll bring your own supplies. Space is limited! Call (912) 268-5965 today to reserve your coastal painting experience.
A Tribute to Hank Williams! Two performances! 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The star of RFD-TV’s Midwest Country will bring the great music of a country legend to life. David Church is recognized as one of the best Hank Williams tribute artists in the country and he returns to the Ritz Theatre stage with his wife Terri Lisa and their band. The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.