St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for October, 2015

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McGladrey Classic!

November 16 – 22, 2015: 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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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

Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation and hear the tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. About 1½ hours and ½ mile in length. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20/person. Pre-paid reservations save $5/person. 6:15 p.m. (912) 264-7333.

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 9-11:
Fall Women’s Kayaking and Yoga Retreat at the beautiful Satilla River Lodge! This amazing and secluded location is the perfect place to experience thoughtful yoga sessions and relaxing kayaking paddles. All instruction, accommodation, meals, and equipment are included. $450 per person / max 12. For more info (912) 638-6732 or or

October 10:
Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) 25th Anniversary Celebration! Join the Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) to celebrate 25 years of keeping the Golden Isles healthy. Join GEC’s Anniversary Celebration at Mudcat Charlie’s pavilion on the banks of the Altamaha. Enjoy the music of locally famous singer/songwriter, Tony Baker, a delicious fish fry, and an exciting auction offering coastal adventures, golf, art, and many cool GREEN products. Everyone is a winner. Special door prizes. $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Constance Riggins, GEC Outreach Director (912) 466-0934 or register to attend on the GEC website at

October 10:
The Farmers Market at Sea Island! Artisan and local products & vendors, live music, food samples. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 351 Sea Island Rd., East of Frederica Rd. intersection. (912) 634-3994.

October 12:
Pumpkin Pie Day! It’s not about just pumpkin pie on this special day, we’re doing a whole pumpkin takeover! As we celebrate National Pumpkin Pie Day, enjoy Pumpkin Pie Beer, Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream, to Pumpkin Pie Risotto, or just enjoy a traditional take on the classic Pumpkin Pie in both our Café locations. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-5155 or

October 14:
Secrets from the Chef Demo! Join us as Chef Drum & Chef Rogers show how to prepare bibb salad, rabbit confit with pumpkin risotto and a lemon cake, while 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 compliments each meal and printed, easy-to-follow recipes. Come with an appetite! Early reservations are suggested for these very popular events. 12-2 p.m. $32 per person. Visit to purchase your tickets Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-5155 or

October 15-November 1:
The Island Players Present: Sugar The Musical Comedy! Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill, Book by Peter Stone. Based on movie ”Some Like It Hot”. Performance Dates: Oct. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 2015 at 3 p.m. Pier Village/Casino Theatre, St. Simons Island. (912) 638-0338 or

October 15-November 13:
Jim Carson Exhibit. A plein air painter in both oil and acrylic for over 25 years, Carson’s work is known for its creative color balance and bold, expressive brushwork. Opening reception is October 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Glynn Visual Arts Center, 106 Island Dr., St. Simons Island. (912)368-8770 or

October 15-16:
Georgia Coastal Artists Best of Show! This show presents a wide range of media and a varied number of styles, representing the depth of these professional artists guild members’ best work. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m. Glynn Visual Arts Gallery, 529 Island Drive, St. Simons Island. (912) 368-8770 or

October 16-17:
Oil Painting Workshop with Jim Carson. The focus will be color and values, learning to see in large shapes and applying paint quickly and confidently. Demonstrations will be in oil, but water-based oils or acrylics may be used. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily. $325 member/$350 non-member workshop cost does not include supplies. Glynn Visual Arts Center, 106 Island Dr., St. Simons Island. (912) 368-8770 or

October 17:
90.7FM WAY Radio Free Fall Concert. 2-5 p.m., with Among the Thirsty, Chris August, Unspoken and the Afters. Downtown Brunswick. Mary Ross Waterfront Park.

October 20:
JOIN US FOR THE EMPTY BOWL EVENT! Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia. $25 buys you a handmade bowl, soup & all the fixin’s. AND, it’s for a good cause! 5:30-8 p.m. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Dr.

October 22:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Members $5 / Non-Members $8. Buffalo Wild Wings, 718 Glynn Isles Parkway, Brunswick, GA. For more information email,

October 23:
National Boston Creme Pie Day! Join us in all of our restaurants as we celebrate one of our favorite days of the year. Boston Cream Pie Day. Enjoy as our pastry chef re-creates this classic dessert that originated in 1856 from American-French Chef M. Sanzian, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-5155 or

October 24:
Annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Downtown Brunswick! 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 Stewbee 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, $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event.

October 25:
Sunday Dinner Dance! Enjoy a delightful gourmet dinner and ballroom dancing to the music of the Jekyll Club Quartet in the Grand Dining Room. Featured entrée choices are a “Chef’s Special” including a seasonal pick, Soup du Jour or House Salad, Dessert and Coffee or Tea. Seating at 6 p.m. Dancing 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-5155 or

October 26:
Pumpkin Carving Contest! We invite you to help decide on the best carved pumpkin at the table The carved pumpkins will be on display on the veranda and we invite you to help us crown the champion, as serious bragging rights are on the line. Come judge over 20 pumpkins and enjoy a complimentary warm apple cider in the process! Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-5155 or

October 28-30:
Georgia-Florida Golf Classic! Before rivals take up the pigskin in Jacksonville, fans of the Bulldogs and Gators will tee it up in friendly competition at the 36th Annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic on Jekyll Island. Once again, participants will enjoy three great days of food, fun and golf all on beautiful Jekyll Island. The Classic is the perfect way to start the legendary Dawgs and Gators football weekend.

October 28-31:
The 64th Annual Coastal Georgia Regional Fair! Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 101 Emory Dawson Rd., Brunswick. (912) 265-3464 or


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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

Welcome to St. Simons Island Horoscope – October, 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 October 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 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

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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