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

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Featured Calendar Events

RBC Heritage

April 14 – 20, 2014: The 46th RBC Heritage will take place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” The Northern Irishman PGA TOUR golfer, Graeme McDowell was the 2013 Heritage tournament winner.

Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival!

March 10 – 15, 2014: The 29th 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. hiltonheadwineandfood.com or (843) 686-4944.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

Tuesdays:
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 ssidancer@gmail.com or dancegoldenisles.com.

Third Tuesdays:
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.

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.

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!

March 1 – 2:
Jekyll Island Art & Antiques Festival! For those seeking antiques you will find an abundance at the Jekyll Island Morgan Center the first weekend in March. Enjoy visiting antique exhibitors from all over the east coast in the beautiful setting of the Jekyll Island Historic District. Items will include a wide range of period furnishings, decorative arts, jewelry, porcelains, rugs, paintings and more! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (912) 635-3920 or jekyllisland.com.

March 1:
Starlight and Spartina, An Evening Under the Oaks, 4 until 8 p.m. at beautiful Musgrove Plantation, 5720 Frederica Rd. Silent and live auctions, live music, self guided tours of Musgrove Plantation, cocktails and snacks, time to wander through the garden and mingle with fellow guests. $75 per person, but consider becoming an even sponsor and get more bang for your buck. Contact Coastal Wildscapes for sponsorship details. Don’t pass up this chance to help conserve our coastal habitats while partying at a historic house and garden! (912) 289-7736 or coastalwildscapes.org.

March 1:
2nd Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball! Celebrate Mardi Gras in style! Dress up and dance out “Through The Looking Glass”, a gala fundraiser for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities held in the historic Old City Hall in Downtown Brunswick. The ball starts at 7 p.m. with the arrival of guests in unique masks and formal wear or wildly creative Mardi Gras attire. Guests partake of a complimentary “Hurricane” cocktail in the Old City Hall lobby, and then head upstairs to the ballroom for the night’s revelry. Tickets are $75 per person and $125 per couple. Proceeds from the event go to support the events and programs sponsored and produced by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Ritz or by phone with credit card (Wednesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or securely online at goldenislesarts.org. For more information, please call (912) 262-6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org.

March 1:
EcoFocus Film Festival presents the Jekyll Island Green Screen! 3 to 7:30 p.m. Film, Cocktails, and Conversation for our Coastal Community. Free and open to the public. The Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 North Beachview Dr. (877) 4-jekyll or jekyllisland.com.

March 2:
SYMPHONY SALONS, Jacksonville Symphony String and Wind Ensembles at 3 p.m., Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Dr., Orange Park. An afternoon of up-close performances by Jacksonville Symphony musicians. A string quartet and woodwind quintet will present a delightful program of musical favorites and light classics. (The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.) Ticket price, $20. For tickets and information, (904) 276-6750 or JaxSymphony.org.

March 4:
Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business EXPO! Presented by the Jekyll Island Convention Center, Atlantic Hall, 75 Beach View Dr. North. 3-8 p.m. Exhibitors contact Kathy Stratton, (912) 265-0620. (Chamber membership required.) Attendees fees, Chamber Member $10, Non-Chamber Members, $20. brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

March 5:
Movie Night at the Casino, “Evelyn” 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Dr. St. Simons Literary Guild, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

March 6:
On Stage at the Ritz! “Cinema Gourmet: 42nd Street” 6:30 p.m. The quintessential “backstage” musical, 42nd Street traces the history of a Broadway musical comedy, from casting call to opening night. Enjoy a screening of this masterpiece preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes this film great. Members $15 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $5 ages 18 and under; Non-Members $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 age 18 and under. Day of Show, Members $20/$15/$5; Non-Members $25/$20/$5. 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

March 7 – 22:
“Busybody” by Jack Popplewell. Detective Harry Baxter is plagued by a head cold, a missing corpse and an officious office cleaner, Mrs. Piper, who found the body. Baxter’s patience is strained by Mrs. Piper’s chatty verbosity as he tries to learn the facts. Motives for murder abound and all the office staff and the corpse’s wife are suspects. When the corpse suddenly appears alive, Mrs. Piper still insists that there is a body. Detective Baxter’s continued investigation is met with more frustration and curious results. March, 7,8,14,15,21,22, 2014 at 8 p.m. Matinees: March 9,16,23, 2014 at 3 p.m. (912) 638-0338 or visit theislandplayers.com.

March 7 – 9:
Jekyll Island Art & Antiques Festival, hosted by the Jekyll Island Arts Association, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Art Festival brings together a variety of artist to display their hand-crafted wares and beautiful artwork in the Jekyll Island Historic District. Guests can select to purchase unique gifts of jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings, collages, wood carvings, and more. Awards will be given for the best in each division. Parking Fee, $5. jekyllartsassociation.org.

March 7 – 8:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra CHORAL BLOCKBUSTER! Friday & Saturday, at 8 p.m. Simon Halsey, conductor. An artillery of brass. A battery of percussion. Massive orchestra and chorus. Sir William Walton’s colossal Belshazzar’s Feast is music to be heard. Music to be seen. $25. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Suite 200. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.

March 8:
Aspects of Architecture Ed Rowley discusses the art of architecture. 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. $5 non-member ticket. 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association, (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

March 8:
History Uncovered! Civil War Portraiture & Artifacts from the Callicutt Collection. 2-5 p.m. Curator talk about photography during the Civil War at 2 p.m., Dr. Callicutt speaks about his collection. $5 donation, credit applied to gift shop purchase. Mildred Huie Museum, 1819 Frederica Rd. Left Bank Art Gallery, (912) 638-3057 or (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

March 9:
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra SPRING CONCERT! 5 p.m. Publix Super Markets Charities Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Series. Scott C. Gregg, Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director and Principal Conductor. An inspiring concert featuring the full orchestra ensembles of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Philharmonic and Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Repertory Orchestra. Ticket prices, $5 child, $10 adult. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Suite 200. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.

March 10 – 13:
Eugenia Price, A Masterful Storyteller and an Award Winning New York Times Best-Selling Author at Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J Moore Dr. Presented by Jenny Strauss. The charm, mystery and majesty of one of our nation’s most beautiful cities are perfectly captured in Eugenia Price’s Savannah Quartet. Whether your interest is romance, history, love or war, this opportunity is for you. We will have book discussions and daily meditations presented from the author’s spiritual enrichment books. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

March 12:
Movie Night at the Casino, “Point Blank” 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Dr. St. Simons Literary Guild, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

March 12:
Ribbon Cutting at Hands of Joy Home Care Grand Opening, 108-B Anderson Way (north bound on Hwy 341, 1/4 mile turn left onto Anderson Way, before small bridge) in Brunswick, 11:30 a.m. Enjoy refreshments and register for door prizes! brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

March 12:
Career Expo 2014 at Golden Isles Career Academy and Altamaha Technical College, 4404 Glynco Pkwy. 9–11 a.m.

March 13 – 16:
The second 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.

March 13:
Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Banquet at Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 Beach View Dr. N. Social Hour, 6 p.m., Banquet, 7 p.m. Inductees are: Randy Fisher, Lu Fendig, Stan Lomax, Bill Ploegar & Robert Sapp. $30 per person. brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

March 14 – 16:
Connectional Ministries, in partnership with Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island, will again offer youth from around the South Georgia Conference the opportunity to learn, worship and fellowship at their annual Confirmation Retreat. Registration for the event will be on a first-come, first serve basis. The registration deadline is Feb. 28. Cost for this event is $50 per person. For those outside of the South Georgia Conference the cost is $125. For more details, visit sgaumc.org/confirmation or Anne Packard, event registrar, (888) 266-7642.

March 14 – 15:
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.

March 15 – 16:
Annual Invitational Spring Arts & Crafts Show! Pottery, paintings, woodcraft, jewelry, garden art, sculptures, photography and more! Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Postell Park. (912) 262-0628 or soglogallery.com.

March 15:
Christ Episcopal Church 61st 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.

March 16:
Sunday Tea Dance! Mixture of ballroom, Latin, & swing dances with live music & afternoon tea. Reservation required. 4-6:30 p.m. The Shoreline Dance Club, (912) 634-8219 or (912) 638-2249.

March 16:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra MOZART’S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE! 3 p.m. EverBank FAMILY Series. Peer into a mysterious chest and travel back in time with Mozart’s young son Karl as he learns about his father’s incredible childhood, his passion for composing and musical genius. Listen to music from Mozart’s most important and engaging works, including the famous The Magic Flute. Adult ticket prices, $7-$24. Child ticket prices, $7-$18. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Suite 200. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.

March 22 – 23:
Georgia Market-Farm To Table Weekend! The culinary teams at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel have always sought out the best from local and regional providers for fresh foods and ingredients. Led by Executive Chef, Abigail Hutchinson, this fun, fascinating and flavorful weekend will immerse participants in the joys of Georgia-sourced provisions, from farms, vineyards and brewers to local ocean waters and more! Georgia Market will be open Saturday in the historic district admission is FREE with over 20 Georgia Purveyors set to come! Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr. (855) 535-9547 or jekyllclub.com.

March 22:
On Stage at the Ritz! “Neos Dance Theatre” 8 p.m. Neos is Greek for ‘starting something new’ — and that’s exactly what this company is doing. Performing modern and contemporary dance, Neos Dance Theatre is one of the most up-and-coming troupes in the country. The company will present a four-part mixed repertory program that will take the audience from humor and romance to the Golden Age of Film. Members $15 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $5 ages 18 and under; Non-Members $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 age 18 and under. Day of Show, Members $20/$15/$5; Non-Members $25/$20/$5. 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

March 22:
Brunswick Golden Isles Airport Wings, Wheels and Run! Get ready to come in for a landing at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK) for our first Wings, Wheels and Run event! It’s a full day of exciting activities in the Golden Isles for families in our community and visitors, including a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk and 5K Run, a classic auto show and a fly-in featuring a display of aircraft from all over the Southeast. Don’t miss visiting Spirit of Freedom, one of the famed 1948 Berlin Airlift planes that participated in the largest humanitarian aviation event in history. 9 a.m. For more information, visit flygcairports.com or Janice Britton at (912) 222-5901.

March 25:
Springtime Marsh & Beach Walks! 9:30-11:30 a.m. Explore what life is all about at the shore from sea oats to seashells, & shorebirds to sand dollars — or fiddlers, periwinkles, marsh grass, and more at the muddy salt marsh! $20 Adults. $12 Children, 12 and under. More Details & Reservations, GeorgiaBeachwalk Nature Programs, (912) 266-2473.

March 27:
Business After Hours at King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 Members, $7 Non-members. (912) 265-0620 or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

March 27:
JAY LENO at Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Suite 200. One of today’s most beloved TV personalities Jay Leno has reigned as America’s late-night leader for more than two decades. Jay brings his family-friendly, laugh-out- loud brand of humor to Jacoby Hall for one performance only. Presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Association. This event does not include orchestra. 8 p.m. Ticket price, $69/$79/$99/$129. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.

March 28:
Movie Night at the Casino, “The Hunt” 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Dr. St. Simons Literary Guild, (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.

March 28:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra SIR JAMES GALWAY, 8 p.m. Sponsored by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch! Michael Butterman, conductor. Sir James Galway, special guest. Join the “Man with the Golden Flute,” Sir James Galway, in a festive, “one night only” event with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Ticket prices, $45-$125. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Suite 200. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.

March 29:
Sporting Clays Classic! Fundraiser for Altamaha Technical College Foundation. The tournament will take place at Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway, Georgia with 12 target stations and multiple target presentations. Contact Melinda Laager at mlaager@altamahatech.edu or (912) 427-5835 for more information!

March 30:
A Taste of Glynn, benefiting Glynn Community Crisis Center, showcases the area’s finest cuisine, live entertainment, and offers a silent auction and wine raffle. A Taste of Glynn is more than a treasured local tradition. It is a delicious way of raising money to put an end to domestic violence in our community. 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 the day of the event. King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd. (912) 264-1348 or atasteofglynn.com.

March 30:
Rhythm on the River Historic Downtown Brunswick’s outdoor concert featuring, Defunk. 6-8 p.m. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester St. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission, Adults $10, people 15 & under, FREE! (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

 

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