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.
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museum, trails, guided tour of plantation house. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth. 5556 US HWY 17N, Brunswick, GA 31525. (912) 264-7333 for more information.
Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 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.
Photography Classes. Basics, digital, iPhone, Photoshop, etc. Led by Barbara Marie Kraus. Various dates, times, prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.org.
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.
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 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.
AdultPottery Classes, 9-11:30 a.m. & 6-8:30 p.m. Drop-In Class $30. 6 Classes for members $135. 6 Classes for non-members $150. Clay $25 for 25 lbs. All other supplies are provided in the studio. For more information, Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.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 $20. 6 Classes for members $100. 6 Classes for non-members $110. Clay $13 for 12 lbs. For more information, Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 (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. 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 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will bring international names in automotive collecting and racing to Hilton Head Island for its 16th annual celebration. Events include SAVANNAH SPEED CLASSIC, CAR CLUB SHOWCASE, AERO EXPO, TWO DAY FEATURES, CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE, FLIGHTS and FANCY AEROPORT GALA and the Hilton Head Auction, among others. For more information about these events or tickets, call (843) 785-7469 or go to hhiconcours.com.
Rhythm on the River featuring Island Garage Band! 6 to 8 p.m. Come on out to the Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Sts. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission FREE! (912) 265-4032 or discoverbrunswick.com/index.php.
One of Savannah’s most anticipated fall events, the Savannah Food & Wine Festival, is returning November 6-12, 2017 to celebrate wine and culinary creations at iconic and historic coastal venues. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival will bring leading culinary professionals, winemakers, sommeliers and celebrity chefs from around the Southeast to Georgia’s First City. From cooking demonstrations to special dinners with celebrity chefs, and the Taste of Savannah (the most popular and highly anticipated event) on Saturday, November 11 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, there will be something for everyone who loves food and wine! For more information about The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, call (912) 232-1223 or go to savannahfoodandwinefest.com.
November 10 & 17:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries-old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug spray. Reservations Requested. Tours will start at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Admission: $15. (912) 264-7333 or hofwyl.com.
Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee! This three-day event offers music, fun and, of course, lots of the stew that made Brunswick, Georgia famous. With a 5k run, a fun run for the kids, an antique and classic car show, and the Brunswick stew cook-off. Entertainment by Pier Pressure. Bring the kids and let them have a blast at Junior Stewbilee Central. All proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. Entertainment by Pier Pressure. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Sts., Brunswick.
The RSM Classic 2017! The 2017 event is scheduled at Sea Island Golf Club, 100 Retreat Road on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course which TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play. In just its first five years, The RSM Classic has raised more than 7 million dollars for children and family charities. (912) 634-3266 or rsmclassic.com.
Fall Membership Meeting of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society: FDR: Georgia on His Mind. Jamil Zainaldin will discuss FDR’s love affair with Georgia and describe how his association with Warm Springs shaped his life and presidency. Dr. Zainaldin will also examine FDR’s friendships with prominent philanthropists, such as George Foster Peabody, owner of Warm Springs and native of Georgia, whose success in business funded major contributions to education in the South. The lecture will ask the question: “Could Roosevelt have led America through the Depression and World War II without the restorative refuge he found in Georgia?” A.W. Jones Heritage at 6 p.m. Holiday refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., so come early and enjoy! Society members attend free of charge and the cost for non-members is $10. Registration is required. coastalgeorgiahistory.org.
November 17 & December 1:
The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve November 17 and December 1. 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. Registration is required by visiting coastalgeorgiahistory.org or calling (912) 634-7090.
November 17-December 17:
Anderson Fine Art Gallery, 3309 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island will be hosting the Oil Painters of America 2017 Eastern Regional Exhibition Of Representational Oils. This is a juried show open to all members of the OPA living in states east of the Mississippi River. The show will be juried by the OPA and the prospectus will go out to members in April. The OPA is a national non-profit organization whose mission is preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. andersonfineartgallery.com or (912) 634-8414.
The Davis Love Foundation is excited to partner with the St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival (SSFSF) to host “Taste of the Golden Isles” for the second consecutive year. Held in conjunction with The RSM Classic, the event will take place on Friday, November 17 at 5-8 p.m. at the Casino Building in Pier Village. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles. A sellout event in its first year, “Taste of the Golden Isles” allows guests to sample and savor some of the finest foods and spirits available in the Golden Isles prepared by award-winning chefs from across the region. This year’s event will feature live music from local performing artists Suzy & the Bird Dogs. Based out of Brunswick, Georgia, the band has become well-known in the area for their alternative country and rock & roll music. Tickets for this event are $70 and include unlimited tasting, a commemorative wine glass, live music and a ticket to attend The RSM Classic on Friday, November 17. Guests must be 21 years and over to attend. Tickets will be limited and can only be purchased at RSMClassic.com.
Holiday Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! (912) 230-1042 or soglogallery.com.
November 18-January 2018:
Oceanfront “ice” skating comes to Jekyll Island! Located oceanfront and situated just south of the Holiday Inn Resort, this outdoor synthetic rink is open November through January. Skate rentals, concessions, and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean are available at the Jekyll Island Skating Village. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas day. (912) 635-3636.
Jekyll Island Movie on the Green: Elf! 5:30-10:30 p.m. We’ve got a brand-new line-up of movies for 2017! Arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green and take part in pre-movie festivities. This event is free and open to all, but we encourage you to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Various snack and dinner options will be available for purchase at several of our Beach Village shops.
November 24 – December 31:
Merry Artists’ Christmas Gift Sale. Come shop on an island paradise. Visit the Goodyear Cottage, in the historic district on Jekyll Island, for one-of-a-kind gifts made by the artists of the Jekyll Island Arts Association. You will be sure to find the most unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. All items are priced between $5 and $150. Opening day is November 24 and on November 25, Jekyll Island lights up for the holidays. Join us Thanksgiving weekend for punch and cookies as you shop. We will also have punch and cookies the weekends of: December 2 -3, December 9 -10, & December 16 – 17. jekyllartsassociation.org.
Brunswick Christmas Tree Lighting Festival! Annual Tree Lighting the Friday after Thanksgiving, Downtown Brunswick Machen Square East near Cunningham’s Jewelers on Newcastle Street, 5:30 p.m. Christmas Carols, carriage rides, join us! (912) 265-4032 or discoverbrunswick.com/events/christmas-tree-lighting.html.
Jekyll Island Tree Lighting Festival! 4 to 9 p.m. Ring in the holidays with the lighting of the great tree in Jekyll Island’s Historic District. Celebrate this merry and bright season with fun for the whole family – carriage rides, toasting marshmallows for s’mores, kids’ crafts, live music, and pictures with Santa. Once the sun goes down, the magic sets in as the tree is lit, accompanied by fireworks and snow! Enjoy the great tree and all the festive lights in the Historic District throughout the holiday season. (912) 635-3636.