St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for October, 2017

Today is Tuesday, October 24, 2017



Featured Calendar Events



OnGoing:
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.

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 noon-1 p.m. Mon.,-Sat. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.

OnGoing:
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.

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

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

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

OnGoing:
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:
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.

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

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

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 VillageCreekLanding.com or (912) 399-0063.

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 $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 Art, 106 Island Drive, ask for Debbie Craig, (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.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.

Friday & Saturday Nights:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on Friday and Saturday nights this fall (Oct. 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 31). Stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees and hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked there, in both slavery and freedom. About 1½ hours and ½ mile in length. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per person. Pre-paid reservations save $5 per person. Located at intersection of US 17 and GA 99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

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.

Fridays:
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 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 $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.

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:
Rhythm on the River featuring Complicated Pants! 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.

October 2:
Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Love Stories! The Coastal Symphony of Georgia launches its 35th season of classical music with a “Love Stories” theme, 8 p.m. Brunswick High School Auditorium, 3885 Altama Ave. In addition to works by Beethoven and Schubert, nationally recognized soprano, Maria Valdes, will be featured in two arias from Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available. More information (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

October 4-8:
St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival! Sixth annual festival offers five days of the finest tastings of coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment – presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd. Don’t miss this year’s exciting new events, which include FIREBOX, presented by Southern Soul Barbeque – with the South’s leading Pitmasters and chefs and the new Flights & Bites Friday night soiree at the Gruber Airport Hanger, 70 Gruber Lane #120. ssifoodandspirits.com.

October 4-6:
Moon Rise Party at ECHO! Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO, 101 Downing St. – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. (800) 342-0212 or kingandprince.com.

October 4:
Literary Guild Film series presents Land of Mine directed by Martin Zandvliet! In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs is forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. In Danish with English subtitles, rated R. A $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. 7-9 p.m. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr.. goldenislesarts.org.

October 5, 6, 7, 8:
Smokey Joes Café, The songs of legendary hitmakers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the rock n’ roll musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, “Hound Dog”, “Love Potion #9”, “On Broadway” and “Stand By Me”, it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history. Oct. 5-7, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 3 p.m. The Island Players – Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-0338.

October 6:
First Friday in Downtown Brunswick – Art Downtown – Brunswick Actors’ Theatre! 5-8 p.m., Newcastle St. & Gloucester St. Downtown Brunswick come alive the First Friday of each month. Art galleries host new exhibits, there’s live music & many shops offer specials and treats to allow you to sip, nibble & shop. (912) 262-0628 or soglogallery.com.

October 6:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on select nights this fall. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. 6:30 p.m. $15. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick (located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42). (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

October 7:
Saint Simons Christian School presents Under the Oaks 2017, a 13.1 Half Marathon, 10K and 5K to be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, on Jekyll Island. The courses are USATF certified and all three races are USATF sanctioned so that both casual and competitive runners may enjoy each event. The start and finish line will be at Summer Waves Waterpark, 210 South Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Under the Oaks Run benefits St. Simons Christian School and the Jekyll Island Foundation. undertheoaksrun.com or (912) 634-8177

October 7:
Rock Shrimp Festival! When the weather turns cooler, then it’s time for the Rock Shrimp Festival in St Marys, GA., located just minutes east of Kingsland. Found in Georgia’s coastal waters, the rock shrimp looks almost like a tiny lobster and its taste is somewhere between shrimp and lobster. This festival honoring this coastal delicacy includes 5K/10K races, parade, and entertainment throughout the day, food concessions, arts & craft booths and rock shrimp dinners. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact the Kiwanis Club at (912) 882-4239 or smkiwanis.com.

October 7:
At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday”. Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources. More than 80 environmental, educational research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast join with science-based entertainers in an atmosphere of fun. Visitors of all ages learn about Georgia’s unique coastal environment in exhibits from touch tanks with marine life to native plants and horseshoe crabs, water conservation, archeology, herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration! 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1 Conservation Way, BrunswickGA. (912) 264-7218 or coastalgadnr.org.

October 7:
Peacock Productions is excited to present another magical night to benefit One Hundred Miles. This year our theme will be the Roaring Twenties! Take a trip back in time with us for a night of fun, food and music all while raising money for a great cause! One Hundred Miles is a local organization dedicated to the education and preservation of our beautiful 100 mile Georgia Coast Line! 7 – 11 p.m. Tickets will be $20 at the door the night of the event. Formal Twenties theme attire is encouraged. There will be a cash bar and many great items will be raffled off during the night. onehundredmiles.org or (912) 264-4111.

October 10:
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island invites you to meet Nancy Blanton, the author of historical fiction including The Prince of Glencurragh and Sharavogue, both award-winning novels set in 17th century Ireland. She has written other award-winning books and a children’s book entitled, The Curious Adventure of Roodle Jones. Saint Simons Island Casino, Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reservations recommended. (912) 289-7357 or coffee-with-nancy-blanton-tickets.

October 12, 13, 14, 15:
Smokey Joes Café, The songs of legendary hitmakers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the rock n’ roll musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, “Hound Dog”, “Love Potion #9”, “On Broadway” and “Stand By Me”, it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history. Oct. 12-14, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 3 p.m. The Island Players – Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-0338.

October 12:
Saint Simons Island Art Crawl! Come join us for the free and self-guided Saint Simons Island Art Crawl on Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. The art crawl will take place at six unique galleries featuring over 100 local and regional artists. Participating galleries are, Anderson Gallery, Artist Annex Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Glynn Visual Gallery, Parker Gallery and Wallin Gallery. Let us share with you a night filled with beautiful works of art and sculpture coupled with wine, light refreshments, and the spirit of creativity. For further information contact ArtTrends Gallery, (912) 268-4761 or info@arttrendsgallery.biz.

October 12:
The 7th Annual Star Foundation Gala will take place at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Forest Golf Club on Sea Island, 100 Cloister Drive, Saint Simons Island, Georgia. The 7th Annual STAR Foundation Gala promises to be a lovely evening filled with wine, dinner, and a silent auction of very unique items. STAR’s mission is to help end generational poverty in our community by teaching the skills needed to enter the workforce and succeed. All proceeds from the Gala will support the work of STAR Foundation and its impact on the economic future of our county. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, STAR is located in the heart of Brunswick. starfoundation.org or (912) 554-0540.

October 13:
Food Truck Oktoberfest! The food trucks are coming to Brunswick October 13th at Mary Ross Park from 3:30 to 8:30 with games, activities, live music, and drinks! Bring your friends or the family for the FIRST food truck event in Downtown Brunswick! Our afterparty will be up on Newcastle with more bands, food, and beverages in Jekyll Square! 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. (912) 265-4032.

October 13:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on select nights this fall. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. 6:30 p.m. $15. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick (located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42). (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

October 14 & 15:
October Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday. soglogallery.com or (912) 230-1042.

October 15:
Sounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett! Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is pleased to present popular local favorite Michael Hulett as the closing performance of the 2017 Sounds by the Sea season. The music starts at 6 p.m. by the sea at Neptune Park, Oceanside of the Casino Building on St. Simons Island. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. For more information visit goldenislesarts.org or call (912) 262-6934.

October 18:
Literary Guild Film series presents The Founder directed by John Lee Hancock! The Founder, USA, 2017, directed by John Lee Hancock. The story of Ray Kroc (played by Michael Keaton), a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast-food eatery, McDonald’s, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence and ruthlessness, rated PG13. A $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. 7-9 p.m. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr.. goldenislesarts.org.

October 19, 20, 21, 22:
Smokey Joes Café, The songs of legendary hitmakers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the rock n’ roll musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, “Hound Dog”, “Love Potion #9”, “On Broadway” and “Stand By Me”, it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history. Oct. 19-21, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. The Island Players – Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-0338.

October 19:
2017 STATE OF THE PORT LUNCHEON! Join fellow chamber members, state leaders and key stakeholders at the annual State of the Port Luncheon as we examine the critical role our ports — and more specifically, the Brunswick port — play in our local and state economy. Speaker: Griff Lynch, Exec. Director, GA Ports Authority. Registration, 11:30 a.m. Lunch, 12 noon. Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 Beachview Dr. N. $40 Chamber Members, $45 Non-members. REGISTER HERE!

October 20-21:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on select nights this fall. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. 6:30 p.m. $15. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick (located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42). (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

October 20:
Blue Jean Ball! A Benefit for the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. The first annual Blue Jean Ball will bring together people who are passionate about supporting the homeless animals in our community. Come to help the animals, and stay for the fun! 6-10 p.m. The Stables at Frederica, 150 Frederica Rd, St Simons Island. (912) 264-6246.

October 25-27:
Georgia – Florida Golf Classic! Pre-game for the SEC college football showdown between the red & black and orange & blue on Jekyll Island. This decades-long tradition is the Georgia-Florida rivalry itself. Become part of the tradition of mixing golf, food, and fun at the 38th annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic. Cost: $220 per player. Tournament Packages and Tournament Add-Ons with Tailgate Party & Low Country Boil and Georgia-Florida Weekend Casino Night available. endurancecui.active.com or (912) 635-2368.

October 27-November 5:
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.

October 27:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on select nights this fall. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. 6:30 p.m. $15. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick (located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42). (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

October 28:
Join us for Movie On The Green: Hocus Pocus! Arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 North Beachview Dr., 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. Show starts at 7 p.m. (912) 635-4157.

 

Featured Event

Coastal Symphony of Georgia CONCERT!

October 2, 2017: Coastal Symphony of Georgia Concert, Love Stories, 8 p.m. Adults $40, Children/Students $10. Brunswick High School Auditorium, 3885 Altama Ave. Luis Haza, Music Director and Conductor. (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

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. HOURS OF OPERATION: March – November Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. December […]

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!

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 Americans 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

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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