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. $12 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 to photography, led by a variety of artists. Price and time varies. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.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.
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.
Latin and Ballroom Group Dance Classes! Swing, salsa, cha-cha, waltz, rumba, foxtrot and more. Times and locations vary. Golden Isles Dancers, (912) 634-8219 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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.
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 glynnvisualarts.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!
The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve on March 3. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA, at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit saintsimonslighthouse.org to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.
Discover our daring darlings of the Gilded Age who both defied and defined social expectations. Meet the hunting, bicycling, bathing, billiard-shooting ladies of the Jekyll Island Club on this guided living history adventure. Event takes place each Friday in March. Tickets are $16 for adults, $7 for children 7-15 and free for children 6 and under. Event takes place at the Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island, GA 31527. (912) 635-4036.
A day of spicy fun for the entire family at the Red Hot Chili Cookoff! The Rotary of the Golden Isles presents this annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chili Master. Live music will be provided. 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! Event takes place at Neptune Park, 110 Mallery St., St. Simons Island, GA. (912) 261-9595
The Georgia Elvis Festival will return to the Ritz Theater in Brunswick, GA in 2017 with two Las Vegas-Style Headline shows and a preliminary to the 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis. (888) 406-5885 or go to georgiaelvisfestival.com.
The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. saintsimonslighthouse.org or (912) 634-7090.
March 11 & 12:
Check out the Annual Peaches to the Beaches! 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. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. peachestothebeaches.com.
Enjoy a screening of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.” Randall P. McMurphy decides to plead insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against oppressive Nurse Ratched and rallies up the scared patients. Winner of 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Best Actress (Louise Fletcher) and Best Director (Milos Forman.) 1975. Rated R, 2 hrs 13 min. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets for Cinema Gourmet are $18/person for tasting, talk and film. Reservations must be made the Monday prior to the screening. Tickets for talk & film are only $5/person and are available at the door the night of the screening. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Ritz Theatre, Tues.-Fri. or by calling (912) 262-6934. goldenislesarts.org.
March 17 – 19:
Join us as we take Caffeine and Octane to Jekyll Island Beach, Georgia for a unique three day event chock full of all things mechanized and cool, just as people have come to expect from Caffeine and Octane. More than just cars and bikes…for us, it’s a way of life, so we reimagined our favorite car and motorcycle show in totally unexpected ways. The nation’s largest monthly car show drives south east from the bustling city of Atlanta to an idyllic beach atmosphere, right in the heart of the Golden Isles coastline of Georgia. Founders Bruce Piefke and Bryan Fuller will be ratcheting things up a notch with a full schedule of activities for gearheads and their families. candojekyll.com
Ways to Go Green!ow do humans affect the world around them? What can we do at home to help the environment? Are there ways we can help protect sea turtles even if we don’t live anywhere near the ocean? All of these questions will be answered by spending the day with us as we explore “Ways to Go Green”! Learn all about what Marine Debris is and ways we can stop it from getting to the ocean. Test your knowledge on what is actually recyclable and how long it really takes for that soda can to decompose! Use your sleuthing skills to complete a scavenger hunt in our exhibit gallery while learning all about different types of marine debris and how it affects wildlife. Finally spend sometime taking action by joining us for a beach clean up! The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is proud to offer Science Saturday events. These events allow families to learn together while exploring the center. Open to all ages from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities are open to all as part of general admissions to the center. (912) 635-4444 or gstc.jekyllisland.com.
March 18 & 19:
View a bit of history at the Christ Episcopal Church 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.
Historic Temple Beth Tefilloh, with the help of Tipsy McSway’s Restaurant, will hold its annual Jewish Food and Culture festival Sunday, March 19, 2016 from noon – 4 p.m. in the Jekyll Squares off Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick. The entire community is invited to learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music, ceremonies, and, in particular, the delicious traditional food. Admission to the festival is free. Temple members will sell varieties of tasty foods and drinks. There will be activities for children, Israeli dancing and a raffle. Proceeds will go to the 125+ year old temple’s restoration and building fund. Atlanta’s Marlatov Klezmer Trio, featuring Marla Feeney, will provide traditional Eastern European music during the festival. (912) 265-7575 or facebook.com/events/1655355728110956/.
Dave Bennett: Roots of Pop – Swing to Rock live concert, 3 – 5 p.m. One of the only artists saluting the Roots of Pop, Dave Bennett and his band covers music from the swing era and Rock-n-Roll to country, Elvis and the Beatles. A virtuoso clarinetist, Dave will wow the audience with this vocals, piano and guitar skills as well. Visit goldenislesarts.org or (912) 262-6934 for more information.
We are so excited having this opportunity of bringing an air show event to Brunswick’s Golden Isles, re-kindling fond memories of the former NAS Glynco base that was closed in 1974. JLC AirShow Management has assembled some of the world’s best performers, teams and special guests from across our great nation to participate in the inaugural 2017 Wings Over Golden Isles air show and Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series. On behalf of the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, Glynn County and City of Brunswick; JLC AirShow Management is honored to be your official host. For a schedule of events and more information, (706) 291-0030 or wingsovergoldenisles.com.