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

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Featured Calendar Events

Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival!

March 9 – 14, 2015: 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.

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Savannah Food & Wine Festival!

November 10 – 16, 2014: The Savannah Food & Wine Festival returns bringing the best of Savannah’s cuisine and wine selection, and featuring appearances from celebrity chefs from around the Southeast. It’s an event any food and wine connoisseur won’t want to miss. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership […]

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McGladrey Classic!

November 16 – 22, 2015: The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the […]

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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

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

Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or

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

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

Photography Classes. Basics, digital, iPhone, Photoshop, etc. Led by Barbara Marie Kraus. Various dates, times, prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Brunswick Farmer’s Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 1530 Newcastle St. 8 a.m.-dark. (912) 262-6665 or

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

Third Tuesdays:
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. Come early and enjoy cocktails with Village Creek Landing’s beautiful marsh view! $10 per person (includes your first drink), Bar opens at 5 p.m. Lecture starts at 6 p.m. 526 S Harrington Rd. Space is limited, so RSVP at 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

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

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

Second Sundays:
This popular family-friendly music event takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. 1-7 p.m. 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!

November 1-2:
The St. Simons Island Antique Show! Featuring interesting and unusual items, and other treasures from by-gone eras! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Dr. off Mallory St. In the historic Pier Village area. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Always Free admission and parking. (912) 267-7822 or

November 1-2:
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s signature automobile events, will include major international names in automotive collecting and racing when the event returns for its 13th annual celebration. Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 1) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Motoring Midway (Nov. 1-2) 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 2) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Port Royal Golf Club, 10 Clubhouse Dr. (843) 785-7469 or

November 1:
Darien’s Fall Fest Presentation at Ashantilly, on the popular building material, tabby, by Buddy Sullivan at 1 p.m. A lime burn which is part of the process of making tabby follows the presentation. The Ashantilly Press will also be open for visitors. Ashantilly Center, 15591 GA Hwy 99, Darien. (912) 437-4473 or or

November 6:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn: “Georgia’s Tax Credits & Resources for Business” 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 1505 Richmond St., Second Floor. In navigating the business world of cash flow, revenues, expenses and taxes the state of Georgia provides a vast array of tax credits to improve your bottom line. From medical offices and service providers to manufacturers, discover how you can retain more of your hard earned cash. Presented by: Jan Melcher, Georgia Quick Start-Technical College System of Georgia; Alyce Thornhill, Georgia Department of Economic Development; and Andy Brannen, Coastal Pines Technical College. $5 per person (lunch included).

November 7-9:
Advent Retreat at Epworth By The Sea! “Come Away….A Time to Find Comfort, A Time to Find Joy” a Three Day Retreat for Mothers Who Have Lost Children. 100 Arthur J Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or

November 7-8:
6th Annual Golden Elephant Sale! The Symphony Society will hold its 6th Annual Golden Elephant upscale resale marketplace sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Taylor House Interiors Greenhouse, 3079 Frederica Rd. Offering one-of-of-a-kind treasures to Golden Isles bargain seekers. The popular sale of gently used household and garden furnishings, toys, artwork and more will offer fresh new finds for bargain hunters. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Coastal Symphony of Georgia.

November 7-8:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Salute To America! Friday, 11 a.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Fidelity National Financial POPS Series! Mayo Clinic Coffee Series! Michael Krajewski, conductor. US Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, special guests. From the Kennedy Center to the Super Bowl, the United States Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club carries the spirit of America. Enjoy a rare Jacksonville appearance featuring patriotic favorites and beloved folk songs. Pops ticket prices. $25-$72. Coffee Tickets, $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 for more information.

November 7:
A Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall, 610 Beachview Dr., at noon. The Show will feature clothing and accessories from The Cloister Collection, Evelyne Talman, J.McLaughlin, the Museum Store and some fabulous designer trunk shows. Tickets are $35 per person and pre-registration is required by visiting or (912) 638-4666.

November 7:
ARTrageous Bras Silent & Live Auctions, 6-7:30 p.m. ARTrageous is an incredible, attention-grabbing event to increase awareness for breast cancer and raise funds for the Health System’s cancer care programs. Come join in the fun! The Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or

November 8:
Click Clack Moo: “Cows That Type” a fun and lively musical based on the beloved children’s book for the whole family to enjoy performed by the Columbus State University Theatre Department. 11 a.m. The Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or

November 8:
Join the American Cancer Society Victory Gala Board for the 2014 Victory Gala – A Coastal Celebration at Sea Island’s Retreat Clubhouse. There will be delicious food and plentiful beverages, live and silent auctions, raffle drawings, live music and dancing. Black Tie optional. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, visit. or (855) 213-4946.

November 9:
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert! 5 p.m. Publix Super Markets Charities JSYO Series. Scott C. Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor. The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra season-opening concert, featuring four of the six JSYO ensembles. Ticket prices, $5 child, $10 adult. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 West Water St. Call (904) 354-5547 or for more information.

November 10-16:
The Savannah Food & Wine Festival returns bringing the best of Savannah’s cuisine and wine selection, and featuring appearances from celebrity chefs from around the Southeast. It’s an event any food and wine connoisseur won’t want to miss. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a non-profit that works to advocate for the tourism industry. The festival raises money for a variety of charitable causes. For more information

November 10:
Join naturalist Georgia Graves for a fun and informative program on the Shells of the Georgia Coast. You’ll learn about who’s who on the beach and some of the quirky lifestyles of the wet and sandy critters that can be found along the shore! 7 p.m. Holy Nativity Episcopal Church Library, 615 Mallory St., next to the ball field near the Village. $15 per person. Space is limited. Reservations a must! Please call (912) 266-2473 or

November 11:
Veterans Day Parade and community celebration on St. Simons Island! Come out to support Veterans and their families at the Annual Veterans Day parade starting at 10:15 a.m. The parade starts at the Mallery Ball Fields and proceeds to the St. Simons Island Pier Village. The ceremony honoring area veterans will begin following the parade at 11 a.m. at the St. Simons Casino. Keynote Speaker: Navy Rear Admiral Charles Richard, Commander of Submarine Group 10. Special Recognition: Veteran of the Year Award, Air Force Veteran Jack Donald Campbell. Thank you to all who have served. Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, (912) 265-0620 or

November 12-14:
Creative Art Adventures with Ken Wallin at the Glynn Art Visual Arts Center, 529 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island. (912) 638-8770 or

November 12:
Chef’s Demo on Jekyll Island Club, 371 Riverview Dr. Noon-2 p.m. Chef Brenna and Chef Ashley show how to prepare three courses with questions and comments welcomed from the audience. Enjoy a Vanilla Poached Pear salad, our Famous JP Morgan Crab Melt and Pumpkin Chiffon Pie with Spice Anglaise. The relaxed atmosphere gives guests an opportunity to learn how to prepare and present delicious fare and to exchange ideas with the chef and each other. Very generous tasting of each course; a glass of complimentary wine and printed, easy-to follow recipes. $32 per person. Early reservations are suggested. (912) 635-5222 to make your reservations or

November 13:
Cinema Gourmet: “All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)” enjoy a screening of a classic movie 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.” Talk begins 6:45 p.m. $18. The Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or

November 14-16:
Photography Retreats! Capture the beauty of St. Simons Island under the guidance of local photographer Barbara Marie Kraus. Visit historical sites and natural wonders while learning effective photography techniques. 201 Arnold Rd. (912) 268-5965 or for rates and information.

November 15-16, 22-23, 29-30:
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre presents “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Ken Ludwig! A grand Christmas adventure, filled with schemes, confrontations, mistaken identities, bravery, and all things naughty and nice!.” – Maryland TheatreGuide. The wild holiday adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer, on their quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year. A joyful tribute to the holiday season! Performances are on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. Doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain and reserved seating is available. Tickets – $25. The ticket price includes beverages and desserts. COMBO TICKETS AVAILABLE – TWO tickets to any TWO shows $40 (a savings of $5 per ticket). 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0629 or

November 15:
Holiday Open House at the Coastal Georgia Historical Society Museum Store, 610 Beachview Dr. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for a glass of wine and see what’s new for the holidays. (912) 638-4666 or

November 18 & 25:
The Coastal Georgia Historical Society has partnered with the St. Simons Land Trust to offer history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve. These personalized tours will provide an overview of the history of Cannon’s Point with emphasis on the 19th century. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook, who serves on the Cannon’s Point History Task Force, will be leading tour groups limited to 16. Participants will receive an in-depth 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., at 9:15 a.m. for coffee and a short introduction beginning at 9:30 a.m. Groups will depart for Cannon’s Point 10 a.m. and will return to the Heritage Center at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $95 per person. (912) 638-4666. Pre-registration is required by visiting

November 19:
James Taylor and his All-Star Band are coming to Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday, November 19 at 8 p.m. for one intimate and memorable night! As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster; charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

November 20:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Ziggy’s, 206 Retreat Village, St. Simons Island. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 members, $7 non-members.

November 21-23:
Mistletoe Market at Glynn Art! Preview Party for Mistletoe Market, Fri., 6-8:30 p.m. Discover a holiday wonderland and enjoy sumptuous food and wine. This is a market to remember! 4th Annual Mistletoe Market a Christmas Festival, Sat., & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The main gallery area will be full of trees adorned with various gift giving ideas. Both studios will be filled with holiday treasures. The Parking lot will be lit with booths with original art and a gift for everyone on your list. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or visit

November 21:
4th Annual Swing for Kids Golf Tournament sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Simons Island in partnership with Nalley Auto and the Davis Love Foundation. Proceeds benefit local children’s charities in the Golden Isles. Held at the King & Prince Golf Course, 100 Tabbystone. Lunch at 11 a.m. Shotgun Start at Noon. Each 4-person team includes one youth golfer from the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. Create your team – $125 per golfer. Hole Sponsor – $150. (912) 634-0255 or

November 21:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Classical Holiday! 8 p.m. Chelsea Tipton, conductor. The pure spirit of the classics has a way of bringing people together at the holidays. Ring in the season with Pachelbel’s Canon, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, The Nutcracker Suite and more. Popular American conductor Chelsea Tipton will take you on a musical journey of joyous classical sounds. Ticket prices, $35-$65. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 West Water St. Call (904) 354-5547 or for more information.

November 22:
Holiday Culinary Demos – Taste of Thanksgiving! Get into the holiday spirit with The King and Prince and ECHO executive chef and culinary team. We have planned a series of fun, educational, and tasty cooking demonstrations for the holidays. $49 per person ($62.85 with tax and service charge). 201 Arnold Rd. (912) 268-5965 or

November 22:
The 15th Annual St. Simons Land Trust (SSLT) Oyster Roast will be from 5-8 p.m. at Gascoigne Park, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. Oysters, a low country boil, BBQ and other southern fare will be served and there will also be live entertainment by Bucktown Kickback. All proceeds from the 15th Annual Land Trust Oyster Roast benefit the St. Simons Land Trust and their mission: To preserve the island’s natural and scenic character and enhance the quality of life in our island community for present and future generations. Ticket costs. $75/SSLT member ($50 before Nov. 8); $75/nonmember. To purchase tickets, please click here or call (912) 638-9109.

November 27:
Thanksgiving Day Buffet! Holiday buffets at The King and Prince are legendary. Save the hassle of grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning, and reserve your family’s table for Thanksgiving. $59 per adult, $24 for kids 8-12, complimentary for kids 7 and under. 201 Arnold Rd. (912) 268-5965 for more information or

November 28:
Swing for Kids Golf Tournament! Lunch & Registration 11 a.m. Shotgun Start at Noon. $125 to play – sign up online at Each 4-Person Team includes a child from the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. All proceeds benefit children’s charities in Glynn County. King & Prince Golf Club, 100 Tabbystone, St. Simons Island. Sponsored by St. Simons Island Rotary Club & Nalley Auto. For info contact: Rick Mattox 912-634-0255 or

November 28:
Historic Downtown Brunswick Tree Lighting! Lighting of the Christmas tree in the downtown squares and reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Mayor Bryan Thompson. Santa will be on hand as will carolers and music. 5:30 p.m. (912) 265-4032 or

November 29:
Jekyll Island Christmas Tree Lighting Festival! The Jekyll Island Christmas Tree Lighting Festival rings in the holiday season. Bring the family to welcome Santa, enjoy crafts, jingle bell tours, food and entertainment. Don’t forget about the evenings fireworks! The lighting will be held starting at 4 p.m., in the Historic District lawn area. Admission is free. (912) 635-3636 or


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Every Day Is Reason to “Shell-e-brate” at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island!

Every Day Is Reason to “Shell-e-brate” at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island!

Through sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education programs, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will increase awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, promote responsibility for ecosystem health and empower individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment.

Horoscope – November 2014

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Shrimp & Grits with Tasso Ham Cream Sauce!

This is a traditional Georgia Shrimp and Grits recipe, and why would you have it any other way? If you are visiting and have never tried this dish, please do so! I know you will fall in love with this tasty Georgia treat! If you are a resident of the area, I am sure you […]

Salt Marsh Transformation!

Salt Marsh Transformation!

Surrounded by a mostly evergreen maritime forest, the salt marsh reveals the arrival of spring in very subtle ways. As each day gets longer and warmer, we witness a transformation in both the plants and animals that fill the salt marsh eco-system. Looking across the broad expanse of marsh, the low lying field of grey-brown […]

Oysters Stand Apart as a Sea Island Delicacy!

Oysters have been a favorite staple for The Sea Islands for centuries. Early Native American harvested oysters, subsisting on the plentiful bivalve populations in Lowcountry waters. At low tide, oysters can be seen rising from tidal saltmarsh creeks throughout the area. In fact, Savannah’s waters have traditionally been considered some of the richest oystering areas […]

History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

The First Lighthouse (1810) On October 17, 1804, John Couper, a plantation owner on St. Simons Island, deeded four acres of his land, known as “Couper’s Point,” at the south end of the island for one dollar to the Federal government for the construction of a lighthouse. James Gould of Massachusetts was hired in 1807 […]


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