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

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Featured Calendar Events

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 savannahfoodandwinefest.com.

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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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OnGoing:
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.

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

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

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

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

OnGoing:
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.

OnGoing:
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.

OnGoing:
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.

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 lighthousetrolleys.com.

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

Thursdays:
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.

Thursdays:
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 glynnart.org.

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.

Fridays:
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 jekyllisland.com.

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 brunswickgeorgia.net.

Saturdays:
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 glynnart.org.

Second Sundays:
This popular family-friendly music event takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. 1 to 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 – 31:
“Harvest” Juried Artist Show at Glynn Art! Open reception on Thursday, October 3rd from 5-7 p.m. 529 Beachview Dr. Call (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.

October 1 – 26:
#SocialArt Interactive exhibit of locally created art inspired by our social-media infused lives. Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Historic Ritz Theater, 1530 Newcastle St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

October 1 – 6:
The 2nd 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 saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com.

October 1:
Pier Village Sip, Taste and Tour, 5-9 p.m., St. Simons Pier Village! Stamp your pass and sip a glass! Guests will receive a “Passport to the Pier” with marvelous ports of call throughout the enchanting backdrop of The Pier Village. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Village to experience the local charm of St. Simons while savoring libations and culinary specials at the bars and restaurants. There will be complimentary wine and nibbles in the shops, all with the backdrop of a breathtaking view of the water. Your ports of call include Brogen’s, Palmer’s Village Café, The Half Shell and more! The evening will conclude with a closing celebration featuring more specials and fabulous prizes. Ticket price will include a festival t-shirt or cap. Tickets $25, available online or on-site the day of the event. (404) 255-6298 or saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com.

October 2 – 5:
“Little Shop of Horrors” at Glynn Academy! The Glynn Academy Players will present “Little Shop of Horrors” in the school’s Memorial Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sat. (912) 267-4210.

October 3 – 6:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Opening Weekend! “GERSHWIN & TCHAIKOVSKY”, Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, at 8 p.m. The season opens in Jacksonville Symphony tradition with an American classic by Gershwin. A piano concerto by Gershwin’s mentor, Ravel, features soloist Teddy Abrams, conducting from the piano. The full expression of Tchaikovsky’s artistic voice emerges in his fate-themed Fourth Symphony. Tickets, $25-$72. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.

October 3:
Opening Night Reception! Harvest Exhibition 5-7 p.m. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

October 3:
Maker’s Mark BBQ Pro-Am presented by Sea Island and Southern Soul Barbeque, 6-9 p.m., Rainbow Island/Sea Island. Satisfy your southern soul with a sizzling night of Bourbon, Blues and BBQ! Join the Sea Island BBQ team and Harrison Sapp from Southern Soul Barbeque, as they host fellow pitmaster pros for a smokin’ hot evening of sights, sounds and tastes to tantalize every sense. Guests will also have access to an open bar with an array of craft beers, wines and top shelf liquors. Savannah’s legendary Eric Culberson Band will provide the Blues and award-winning Salted and Styled blogger Libbie Summers will emcee. Don’t miss this night of Southern fare and flair that promises to serve up some of the best food, drink, and music the South has to offer. Tickets $85. (404) 255-6298 or saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com.

October 4 – 6:
St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival at Gascoigne Bluff! 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. Area restaurants, regional farmers and artisans will be the highlight of Saturday’s Tasting Tents, Farm Stand and Market. (404) 255-6298 or saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com.

October 4:
Dinner and a Movie, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Casino Theatre, St. Simons Pier Village! What could be more appealing than watching the South’s most appetizing, scrumptious, iconic and exemplary foods on a big screen? Step back in time to the original St. Simons Movie House and treat your eyes, and then your taste buds, to PIMENTO CHEESE, PLEASE, a short documentary on one of the South’s most unique and popular dishes. The “main course” is The Southern Foodways Alliance feature documentary, PRIDE & JOY, which showcases some of the South’s most beloved food artisans and craftsmen. Following the screening, guests will gather in the atrium to satisfy their palates with craft libations and a special dinner buffet. Our special guest for the evening is Carrie Morey from Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, who will serve up her revered pimento cheese. Tickets $45 adults, $25 for Kids 6 -12. (404) 255-6298 or saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com.

October 4:
Open Mic Night at the Ritz! Perform your original or favorite work on the Historic Ritz Stage. Sign up 5-6 p.m., performances 6-8 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

October 5 – December 1:
City of Dreams Art Exhibit! A group show featuring imaginative, fantastic, and offbeat visions of the Big City – how the idea of the city captures our hopes, longings, and fantasies and fuels our imagination. Opening reception Friday, October 5, 5-8 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

October 5 – 6:
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 stsimonsantiques.com.

October 5 – 6:
Southern Sophisticats International Championship and Household Cat Show! Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 North Beachview Dr. Vendors will have many cat related items, toys, cat trees, clothing, etc. available for purchase. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $6 for adults, $4 for students, seniors, military, and FLETC, with ID. Children under six are free. Bring a can of cat food for the rescue group and receive $1 off the admission price. (912) 634-8143.

October 5:
CoastFest 2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. With more than 70 environmental, educational, research and resource exhibitors from throughout the southeast providing interactive exhibits and displays, the 17th annual CoastFest highlights Georgia’s unique coastal environment in a family-friendly day of fun and education at the GA DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters 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! Nancy Butler, GA DNR/Coastal Resources Division at (912) 264-7218 or nancy.butler@gadnr.org.

October 6:
Rhythm on the River! Spike at the Beach featured in the outdoor concert series. Bring the kids, blanket, picnic & your favorite beverage. 6-8 p.m. Adults $10, People 16 and under are free. Queen Square, corner of Newcastle & Mansfield Sts. Brunswick Downtown Development Authority, (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

October 8:
Photography for Beginners! Demystify all those buttons & dials on your camera in this class. $50 for non-members/$45 for members. Couple with one camera/$75 for non-members and $70 for members. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 996-0170 or glynnart.org.

October 9:
Chef’s Demonstration at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Baked Oysters and Seafood Pasta Bowl. As the chef shows how to prepare two courses and the accompaniments, questions and comments are welcomed from the audience. Come with an appetite! 1:30-3:30 p.m. Reservations are required. (912) 635-2600 or visit jekyllclub.com.

October 10:
The Historic Ritz Theater, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, presents an evenings of gourmet food and gourmet film. “Vertigo” Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller of obsession and a fear of heights! A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s much-younger wife, all the while become dangerously enthralled with her, 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 goldenislesarts.org.

October 11 – November 30:
Color Surge new paintings by Yasharel! Opening reception, Oct. 11, 4:30-7 p.m. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or LeftBankArtGallery.com.

October 11:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, “A RISING STAR” at 11 a.m. Rising star violinist William Hagen will be featured in the finale of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and the theme music from Schindler’s List by John Williams. Enjoy a wonderful variety of selections from favorite composers such as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Bernstein and more. Tickets, $16-$26. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.

October 12 – 13:
44th Annual Glynn Art in the Park Fall Festival! 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 glynnartinthepark.org.

October 12:
“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 active.com.

October 13 – 16:
Dr. Evelyn Laycock Bible Study Series! One of the leading Bible scholars in the country, Dr. Laycock will host Bishop Will Willimon of the North Alabama Conference and Rev. Gina Campbell of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. as preachers and Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas from Asbury Seminary as the Bible Study teacher. This will be one of the finest gatherings Epworth has ever held and worthy of our strongest support. Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

October 15:
“Umi Garrett” at 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $10 students. Glynn Academy Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St. Brunswick Community Concert Association, (912) 638-4111 or brunswickcommunityconcert.org.

October 17:
Business After Hours at “Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation” (5556 US 17 N, Brunswick) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by The Stringrays! Hosted by Friends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation and co-hosted by: The Islander, WYNR 102.5, Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia, J.C. Strother Co., Creative Printing and Purple Sage Catering. Members $5 / Non-members $7. (912) 265-0620 or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

October 17:
Dimensional Art with Anthony Quickle at Glynn Art, from 7–8:15 p.m. Cost, free members and $5 non-members. 529 Beachview Dr. Call (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.

October 17:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge “Full Moon Celebration”. 5-10 p.m. and Live Music at 7 p.m. with Don Drury. Happy Hour All Night Long! Casual Island Dining with the best Moon View. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.

October 17:
Spaces are filling up fast for this year’s Taste of Camden, at Kings Bay Shopping Center, St. Mary’s, and will be open from 4-8 p.m. In addition to our food exhibitors, the event will now include wine tasting with commemorative glasses. Hwy 40 & Charlie Smith Sr., Hwy. (912) 729-5840 or info@camdenchamber.com or camdenchamber.com.

October 18 – November 3:
Spamalot at the Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. This hilarious, outstanding award winning musical, based on work by Monty Python, tell the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Performances: October 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, Nov. 1, 2, 2013 at 8 p.m. Matinees: Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3 2013 at 3 p.m. Island Players, (912) 638-0338 or theislandplayers.com.

October 18 & 19:
Anointed Hands Massage presents “I RELEASE ALL THAT BINDS ME” Retreat! A weekend retreat to refill your cup, to create space to breathe, and to learn new ways of expressing your heartfelt desires. See the life you want for yourself, move through old wounds and dance with joy on the beach at the beautiful Jekyll Island Convention Center. Space is limited to 25 people, so register early to reserve your piece of paradise! $100 includes all classes, breakfast and lunch on Saturday as well as snacks throughout the day. Early Registration ends June 30, 2013. Price after June 30, 2013 $125. Last day to register is September 15th, 2013. Anointed Hands Massage, 507 Ocean Blvd., Suite 103. (404) 432-8107 or anointedhandsmassage.com.

October 18 – 19:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, “THE MIDTOWN MEN”, 4 Stars from the Original Cast of Jersey Boys. Friday & Saturday, at 8 p.m. Direct from Broadway – the original cast members of Jersey Boys reunite to harmonize the hits of the 1960’s: The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Motown Sound, and more. Tickets, $25-$72. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.

October 19:
“Turtleween” from 11-4 p.m. Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff and volunteers invite all turtle enthusiasts to join in some Fall fun with a sea turtle twist! This outdoor event features educational exhibits and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Trick or treat with the sea turtles, enjoy an old-fashioned hay-ride, or cast your line at Friendly Fisherman! Costume contests are held every hour on the hour and hay ride tours through the historic district will be fun for everyone! Filled with treats, not tricks, it’s sure to be turtle-tastic! Don’t forget to dress in your best costume! No reservations needed. Event is free with general admission to the Center – $7 adults, $5 children, 3 & under are free. 214 Old Village Blvd. (912) 635-4444 or Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

October 20 – 22:
Auditions! Open call for production of Busybody. 7 p.m. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. Island Players, (912) 638-0338 or theislandplayers.com.

October 20:
Rhythm on the River, 6-8 p.m. Outdoor concert series featuring ‘Michael Hulett.’ Grab the children, a picnic basket, your favorite beverage and join us for Rhythm on the River at Queen Square, 1300 Newcastle St. Admission $10, children 16 & under free. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

October 20:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, “COVER THE TOWN WITH SOUND”, Jacksonville Symphony Woodwind Quintet at 3 p.m., Glenmoor at World Golf Village, 235 Towerview Dr. A free concert series featuring groups of Jacksonville Symphony musicians performing in community venues throughout the area. (The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is not performing at this event.) (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.

October 20:
Katie Deal in TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER: A Tribute to Patsy Cline. Katie Deal returns to the Ritz Theatre stage with her own special tribute to the legendary country music artist. 3 p.m. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Call for prices. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

October 23:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, “Symphony 101, What is the Role of the Conductor? A lunch and learn session about the many duties of a conductor and music director, led by Richard Naylor, J SYM General Manager, and Tony Kamnikar, J SYM education manager. Afterwards, sit in on a Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra rehearsal. 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 Water St. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.

October 24 – 27:
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 theislandplayers.com.

October 25 – 27:
Ghost Hunt Weekend at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel! Skeptics and believers will confront the supernatural at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel during our first ever ghost hunting weekend. Join the Paranormal Researcher, Author and Host of Ghost Hunt Weekends Chad Morin, and The Ghost Hunt Weekends Crew for a hauntingly thrilling event. (877) 212-1898 or jekyllclub.com.

October 25 – 26:
4th Annual Saint Simons Island Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Challenge is sponsored by Davis Love III’s Paddle & Putt. This event is the largest and most widely attended paddleboard race in Georgia and continues to grow in popularity and participants each year. SaintSimonsIslandSupChallenge.

October 25 – 26:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, “BRAHMS SYMPHONY No. 1″, Friday, at 11 a.m. Friday & Saturday, at 8 p.m. Brahms’ first symphony was a masterpiece nearly two decades in the making. This long gestation period is often attributed to the public’s expectations that he would continue “Beethoven’s inheritance” and produce a work of commensurate scope. Barber’s “Knoxville” reveals a kinship between the composer and poet William Agee, whose short story “Knoxville” provides the prose for this nostalgic American gem. Coffee concert tickets, $16-$26. Masterworks concert tickets, $25-$72. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.

October 26:
14th 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. stewbilee.com.

October 27:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, “SYMPHONIC SPOOKTACULAR”, at 3 p.m. A fun Halloween concert filled with thrills, chills, and the acrobatic artistry of Vladimir Tsarkov and Alina Sergeeva, who have performed with Cirque de la Symphonie. Bring the kids in their favorite costumes, and enjoy the symphony as they play your spirited favorites. Adult tickets, $7-$24. Child tickets, $7-$18. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.

October 28:
Coastal Symphony of Georgia presents MEYERBEER: Coronation March, SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D Minor, TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique” Opus 74 and Guest artist, Caroline Chehade, heralded as “one of the most talented violinists of her generation” and “a true violinist,” performs actively throughout America and Europe. 8 p.m. Adults $25, Children/Students $5. Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium, Brunswick. (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

October 29 – November 2:
Coastal Georgia Regional Fair hosted by the Exchange Club of Brunswick. exchangeclubofbrunswick.org.

October 30 – November 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.

October 31 – November 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 theislandplayers.com.

October 31 – 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.

 

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