St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for November, 2013

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Savannah Food & Wine Festival!

November 11 – 17, 2013, Celebrating a week of wine, spirits and culinary excellence. We invite you to experience the real meaning of “Southern Hospitality” in the place that created it, Savannah, Georgia. (912) 232-1223 or

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McGladrey Classic!

November 4 – 10, 2013: 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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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. 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

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

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 – 30:
Come to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center for a special scouting experience anytime during the month of November! Download our Scouts-only Scavenger Hunt, then track your adventure as a sea turtle through our exhibit gallery & visit with real sea turtle patients. Scouts will receive a FREE participation patch with a completed Scavenger Hunt! Reservations for groups of 10 or more recommended. 214 Old Village Blvd. (912) 635-4444 or Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

November 1 – 24:
Southern Living Showcase Home comes to St. Simons Island! Wednesdays-Sundays. Tickets are $10 per person. Buy your ticket now. Southern Living selected The South East Georgia Health System and Wounded Warriors Finally Home as the Signature Charities for the event.

November 1 – 16:
30 years of High Tide Covers at Glynn Art! Open reception on Thursday, November 7th from 5-7 p.m. 529 Beachview Dr. Call (912) 638-8770 or visit

November 1 – 3:
Monty Python’s Spamalot Musical based on the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. Adults $20, College/Active Military $10, Students $5. Casino Theatre, Pier Village. (912) 638-0338 or

November 1 – 2:
Coastal Georgia Regional Fair hosted by the Exchange Club of Brunswick.

November 1:
Georgia Florida Golf Classic. Join the largest golf tournament in Bulldawg Nation. The Georgia-Florida tradition attracts fans from across the country to defend the reputation of their favorite team. Golf is played the Thursday and Friday before the Georgia-Florida Football Game. Other activities include cocktail parties, oyster roasts, putting contests and more. Tournament Entry Fee, $270 – $300. Parking Fee $5. For more information, (877) 453-5955 or visit Georgia-Florida Golf Classic.

November 1:
Textures – Art Show by Mandy Thompson, with live music by Beth Fletcher! 5 to 8 p.m. Abstract expressionism, acrylic on various backings. Abstract concepts, local scenes, land/seascapes, still life. Signature style of bright high contrast colors with heavy textures, bringing together the hope and mess of life. Brunswick Library Auditorium, 208 Gloucester St.

November 2 – 3:
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 4 – 10:
The McGladrey Classic! PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club, 100 Retreat Ave. 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 well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. (912) 634-3266 or

November 5 – 9:
From Turf to Canvas, The Art of Golf Enjoy golf scenes by local artists. Gallery talk by director & curator upon request. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or

November 6:
The Davis Love Foundation will bring superstar Toby Keith to perform “Live Under the Oaks” at The McGladrey Classic. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Keith, a singer, song writer, actor and avid golf fan, is the ultimate performer for The McGladrey Classic. The concert, presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, will be held after the Official McGladrey Pro-Am event. Limited tickets are available. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit

November 9:
Christmas at the Lighthouse: Holiday Open House, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come join us at the St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum for a glass of wine and to see what’s new for the holiday season. Holiday décor will be available, as well as new gift merchandise. 610 Beachview Dr. (912) 634-7090 or

November 9:
“Civil War Cameos” 7:30 p.m. An evening of home-front tales, from varying perspectives based on the works of three prize-winning authors. Barbara Bates Smith brings to life Lee Smith’s plucky young girl orphaned by the Civil War in On Agate Hill, Ron Rash’s brave young “Lincolnite” wife under threat in Confederate territory, and Allan Gurganus’s Oldest Living Confederate Widow. This one-woman show will pull you in with the stories of three remarkable characters and their accounts of the Civil War. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Call for prices. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or

November 12:
Eco-Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing! Michael Browning, landscape architect will present The Sustainable Sites Initiative, a new national model for measuring ecological benefit derived through site design, 6 p.m.

November 13:
Chef’s Demonstration at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. “Theme: Duck Confit and Brunswick Stew. As the chef shows how to prepare two courses and the accompaniments, questions and comments are welcomed from the audience. 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. The chef provides a very generous tasting of each course, a glass of wine that compliments each meal and printed, easy-to-follow recipes. Come with an appetite! 1:30-3:30 p.m. Reservations are required. (912) 635-2600 or visit

November 14:
The Historic Ritz Theater, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, presents an evenings of gourmet food and gourmet film. “Sunset Boulevard” this film stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent movie star who draws him into her fantasy world where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen, 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the Performing Arts Series range from $10 to $25, depending on membership status and the date purchased. Students 18 and under are always $5 for the Performing Arts Series. Cinema Gourmet tickets are $15. (843) 262-6934 or

November 15 – 17:
Advent Retreat, “Come Away….A Time for Comfort, A Time for Joy”. Marcia Gaddis is an Atlanta speaker, retreat leader, and author of the award-winning book, When God Comes Near. A Three Day Retreat for Mothers Who Grieve at Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or

November 15:
Left Bank Art Gallery presents The Little Picture Show! 3600 Frederica Rd., Suite 13
(912) 638-3017 or

November 16:
Fashion Show & Luncheon! Featuring clothing from Cloister Collection, Evelyne Talman, J.McLaughlin and the Museum Store. 12 noon. $25 per person. Reservations required. 610 Beachview Dr. (912) 634-7095 or

November 18 – 27:
The Floyd Faust Memorial Turkey Shoot! This is a great family event. No shooting experience needed. Bring your shotgun or use one of ours just leave your personal ammo at home. We have shells for 12, 16, 20 and 410 gauge. $2 per shoot includes shells. Each shoot is made up of 12 shooters. One shooter from each shoot will win a certificate for a turkey. We open at 6 p.m. and start shooting as soon as we have 12 shooters. We keep shooting as long as we have 12 shooters. We recommend that you bring hearing protection with you or purchase ear plugs from concession stand. Hosted by the Exchange Club of Brunswick.

November 19 – 30:
Mistletoe Market at Glynn Art! Preview Party on November 22nd. 529 Beachview Dr. Call (912) 638-8770 or visit

November 21:
“Pavlo” at 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $10 students. Glynn Academy Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St. Brunswick Community Concert Association, (912) 638-4111 or

November 21:
Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce NETWORK AFTER WORK! You are invited to attend one of the largest networking events in Brunswick & the Golden Isles at Ziggy Mahoney’s, 206 Retreat Village, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring plenty of business cards!

November 21:
Jingle Davis Holiday Talk and Book Signing, 7 p.m. Heritage Center-Museum Store. 610 Beachview Dr. (912) 634-7090 or

November 22 – 24:
Mistletoe Market! Glynn Art Association will be hosting a Mistletoe Market Christmas festival at their Visual Arts Center in the Pier Village area on St. Simons Island. Tents will surround the outside of the building where exhibitors will display their hand crafted art. On Friday night, November 22nd, Glynn Art will light the parking lot for a Preview Party for a special evening for patrons and sponsors from 6-8:30 p.m. Show hours are Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or

November 29:
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 30:
The Jekyll Island Christmas Tree Lighting Festival, 8 p.m. Kids and their families can enjoy activities such as face painting, carriage rides, candle making, Christmas card decorating, and pictures with jolly St. Nick himself, starting at 4 p.m. Live music and delicious food round out the evening. Plus, this year, guest can take home a beautifully decorated Christmas wreathe through a Christmas Wreath Silent Auction sponsored by the Jekyll Island History Center or shop amongst various Christmas vendors and at the shops along Pier Road. All activities take place in the Jekyll Island Historic District in front of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Entry to the festival is free. Some activities do require a nominal fee.

November 30:
A Very Motown Christmas Concert at Jekyll Island Convention Center, 8:15 p.m., following Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! This event is suitable for all ages. Tickets on sale now at, or (912) 399-7799 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week. Tickets will be on sale at the Jekyll Island Visitor Center beginning October 1st. $44 and $54. Taxes and fees not included. Children 6-12, $20, 5 and under, free. Children’s tickets can be reserved only by calling (912) 399-7799.

November 30:
Art Conversations at the Museum, Abstract Expressionism Director & curator Dayna Caldwell leads a casual conversation about the 20th century art movement. 2-4 p.m. RSVP appreciated. Mildred Huie Museum, 1819 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3057 or (912) 638-3017 or


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Horoscope – November 2013

Welcome to St. Simons Island Horoscope – November, St. Simons Island’s best free monthly horoscopes predictions. We’ve scoured our resources to find the most accurate monthly horoscopes for our internet readers so you don’t have to. We also organize free monthly horoscopes by zodiac sign for November and every month ahead. It’s easy to find […]

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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