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

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Featured Calendar Events

McGladrey Classic!

October 20 – 26, 2014: 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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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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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. (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

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

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

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
St. Simons Trolley Ghost Tour takes a frightening step back into history when you visit spooky island graveyards and hear stories of Mary the Wanderer, the island’s lighthouse, and more haunted lore from within the Golden Isles. All aboard… if you dare! Trolley departs at 8:45 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Village Fishing Pier and boarding begins 30 minutes before departure. $15 for adults, $7 for children, and under three years ride for free. Private bookings are reserved for 9:45 p.m. (912) 638-3333 or

Rotary Club of St. Simons Island meets at 1 p.m., at the Sea Palms Convention Center, 5445 Frederica Rd.

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

Third Tuesdays:
Eco-Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing, 6 p.m. Each month a new guest speaker will discuss 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), 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

Friday & Saturday Nights:
The Ghost Walk of St. Simons is an entertaining walking tour filled with tales of terror, mystery, and fright. Learn about the island’s very spirited history as you are guided through the dark streets and passageways by your very own tour guide. Flashlights are recommended. The walk is 90 minutes and tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 12. Tours begin at 9 p.m. in the Pier Village. (912) 638-2756.

Folklore, Rumor & Myth! Pass through the old Landmark District at twilight and enter one of the cottages for spine-tingling tales that will draw you back through the centuries. Reservations required. Begins at 7 p.m. Adults, $15. Children under 15, $7. 100 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-4036 or

Our Legacy Preserved! Interpreters escort small groups through the historic district for an intimate look at efforts to preserve the stories of the people of Jekyll Island Club. 2 p.m. $35, children 7-15 $15, children 6 & under free. Reservations required. The Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Rd. (912) 635-4036 or

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. 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!

October 1–5:
The 3rd Annual St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival! Celebrating the Bounty of Georgia’s Golden Isles while raising dollars and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles, the only community-based, non-profit hospice serving the area. (404) 255-6298 or

October 4–5:
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

October 4:
CoastFest! With more than 70 environmental, educational, research and resource exhibitors from throughout the southeast providing interactive exhibits and displays, the annual CoastFest highlights Georgia’s unique coastal environment in a family-friendly day of fun and education at the GA DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters, 1 Conservation Way, near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. Visitors of all ages can participate in activities from recycling to coastal weather …native plants to sea turtles …water conservation to archeology… herpetology to geology …sharks to shrimp! 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information contact: Nancy Butler at GA DNR/Coastal Resources Division at (912) 264-7218 or

October 4:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra THRASHER-HORNE 11TH SEASON OPENER at 8 p.m. Nicholas Palmer, conductor. Opening the eleventh season on a musical note is the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s second performance on the THCA stage. This pops concert includes musical favorites and light classics. SJR State Orange Park Campus, 283 College Dr. For more information, (904) 276-6750 or

October 10-11:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL! Friday, at 11 a.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, at 8 p.m. Michael Krajewski, conductor. A.J. Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, guest artists. With the line “hello darkness, my old friend” Simon & Garfunkel touched a generation and propelled the duo to superstardom. Relive Simon & Garfunkel’s “Kodachrome” moments with Michael Krajewski, guest Artists A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Pops Tickets: $25-$72. Coffee Tickets: $16-$26. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. (904) 354-5547 or for more information.

October 11-12:
45th Annual Glynn Art in the Park Fall Fine Arts and Crafts Festival! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Glynn Art Association will host its premier show for fine arts and crafts under the live oak trees in Postell Park on St. Simons Island. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or

October 11:
“Under the Oaks” Half Marathon Challenge! The 13.1 Half Marathon will start at 7 a.m. at Great Dunes Park, 70 North Beachview Dr., on Jekyll Island followed by a USATF (sanctioning pending) 10K at 7:30 a.m. and a 5K at 8 a.m. (912) 634-8177 or participants can register at

October 12:
Rhythm on the River featuring Michael Hulett! Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Sts. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Adults $10, people 15 & under, FREE! (912) 265-4032 or

October 14:
2014 State of the Port Luncheon at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, Atlantic Ballroom, 75 Beach View Dr. N! The Annual State of the Port Luncheon hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, The Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority and the Golden Isles Maritime Club will examine the critical role our ports and more specifically the Brunswick Port plays in our local and state economy. Join Chamber members, state leaders and key stakeholders as we hear from Curtis Foltz, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority. Reservations are required. Please register online. Cost Members $37. Non Members $42. Call Kathy Stratton (912) 265-0620 or or

October 15:
HOTEL CALIFORNIA – A Salute to the Eagles, at 8 p.m. Check into Hotel California – the foremost Eagles tribute concert – and you won’t want to leave. All the Eagles hits – including “Take it to the Limit,” “Heartache Tonight” and “Desperado” – in a performance faithful to the legendary recordings. (Presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Association. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.) Ticket prices: $35-$65. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. (904) 354-5547 or for more information.

October 17-18:
5th Annual St. Simons Island SUP Challenge! The 5th Annual St. Simons Island Stand Up Paddleboard Challenge is hosted by Davis Love III, Paddle & Putt, SUP & Surf. Event includes a 3-mile short course, 8-mile elite race, 4 person team relay race, and 13 and under, and dog on board raced. 100% net proceeds donated to the Davis Love Foundation and there is a $12,000 guaranteed purse. SaintSimonsIslandSupChallenge.

October 18-19:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra THE MUSIC OF ELVIS! Saturday, at 8 p.m. Sunday, at 3 p.m. Christopher Confessore, conductor. Terry Mike Jeffrey, guest artist. Slip on your Blue Suede Shoes and head on over to Jacoby Hall. The Jacksonville Symphony brings back all your Elvis memories, in a tribute fit for “The King.” Ticket prices: $22-$69. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. (904) 354-5547 or for more information.

October 18:
15th Annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. 11 a.m. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbilee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event.

October 20-26:
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 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 visit

October 22:
Platinum-selling and 2014 Grammy Country Single of the Year winner Darius Rucker will perform in the Golden Isles this October as part of The McGladrey Classic, an Official PGA TOUR FedExCup Event hosted by Davis Love III. Rucker will entertain fans with a concert Wednesday evening, “Live Under the Oaks” at Sea Island Golf Club. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit

October 23:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at College of Coastal Georgia! Campus Center Rooftop Terrace, I College Dr. Use parking lot at Bishop Gate entrance across from Brunswick High School. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 members, $7 non-members.

October 23:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Symphony 101– MEET THE WOODWINDS at 12:30 p.m. Explore the auxiliary woodwind instruments used by Prokofiev and meet the musicians who perform on them. Lunch/lecture at 12:30 p.m. Open rehearsal begins at 2 p.m. $15 for Box lunch, lecture and open rehearsal. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. Reservations, (904) 354-5547 or for more information.

October 24-26:
Savannah Speed Classic presented by 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. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at The Grand Prize of America Road Course situated on Savannah’s Hutchinson Island. (843) 785-7469 or

October 24-25:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra VIOLIN VIRTUOSITY! Friday & Saturday, at 8 p.m. Florida Blue MASTERWORKS Series. Larry Rachleff, conductor. James Ehnes, violin. SIBELIUS Violin Concerto. PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5. Guest conductor Larry Rachleff, a favorite of audiences and orchestras nationwide, along with virtuoso James Ehnes, performs works of great 20th century giants. Ticket prices: $25-$72. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. (904) 354-5547 or for more information.

October 26:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra SYMPHONIC SORCERY – The Music of Harry Potter! Sunday, at 3 p.m., (Pre-concert activities at 2 p.m.) Sunday, at 6 pm (Concert only)! Jacksonville Symphony Family Series. Scott C. Gregg, conductor. Take a ride on Harry Potter’s flying broom – race across the night skies to Hogwarts Academy, and relive the intrigue, magic and wonder of the first six Harry Potter stories…all on the wings of music. Enjoy the magical compositions of John Williams and Nicholas Hooper as they create a world filled with witches, wizards, warlocks…and muggles. Come in costume. Family concert 3 p.m. ticket prices: $7-$24. Sunday 6 p.m. ticket prices: $20-$30. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. (904) 354-5547 or for more information.

October 29-31:
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.


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Georgia-Florida Golf Classic!

Georgia-Florida Golf Classic!

October 29 – 31: Whether you are a Bulldog or a Gator, the Georgia-Florida Golf Classic is a great way to relax and unwind before the annual Georgia-Florida Football Game. Held on Jekyll Island’s three beautiful 18-hole golf course, this 33 year tradition, provides the perfect mix of golf, food, and fun. Enjoy two rounds […]

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 – October 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!

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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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