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

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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 4:
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 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 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 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.

 

Featured Event

Coastal Symphony of Georgia CONCERT!

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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