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.
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 saintsimonslighthouse.org.
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.
Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Art Classes. All ages and levels. Various times and prices. 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0628 or artdowntown.net.
Art Classes. Oils, acrylics, pottery. Weekly. 404 Northway, Darien. (912) 437-7711 or mcintoshartassociation.com.
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.
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 ashantilly.org.
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.
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.
Rotary Club of St. Simons Island meets at 1 p.m., at the Sea Palms Convention Center, 5445 Frederica Rd. ssirotary.org.
Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212 or trrl.org.
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.
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 $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 Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
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.
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.
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.
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!
St. Simons Island Antique Show & Sale! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more! 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. FREE! Postell Park, 532 Beachview Dr. (912) 571-9506 or www.stsimonsantiques.com/index.html.
Enjoy the sounds of summer during the Beach Village Music Series. The Village Green will come alive with Free Spirits Orchestra. Sing along, cut a rug, or simply enjoy these talented artists while you shop or dine in the Beach Village. Bring a beach blanket or chair and you’ll have the best seat in the house. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Jekyll Island Beach Village, 75 Beachview Dr. N., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.
Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island will host “The Art of Marriage: Getting to the Heart of God’s Design.” Topics will be: God’s Good Plan for Marriage, Surprise, You Married a Sinner!, Really Knowing Each Other and Going the Distance Together. Guest Speakers will be Jose Alvarez, former Atlanta Braves pitcher and his wife Michelle have served with FamilyLife Ministries speaking in marriage conferences for over 20 years. Early Bird Registration until May 31: $545 per couple. After June 1: $595 per couple. epworthbythesea.org or (912) 638-8688.
Moonrise Dining at ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 101 Downing Street. Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. (912) 268-5967 or www.echostsimons.com.
Shrimp & Grits Festival! The Shrimp & Grits Festival on Jekyll Island is a weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp and grits. The festival features a cook-off, craft brew fest, VIP lounge, cooking demonstrations, book signings, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and a kid‐friendly fun zone. This is a must-attend Jekyll Island festival for any food lover, and it just gets better every year. However, the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased during this event. The fee is an additional $4 per daily/weekly pass; annual passes are not impacted. For additional information on the fee increase, please visit Park Entry & Parking Passes. Friday, 4-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-5155 or jekyllclub.com.
Autumn Adventures “With Respect and Honor .” The Coastal Heritage Society, the Massie Heritage Center, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and Fort Frederica National Monument invite you to experience a unique “hands on” history lesson. Spend one day in Savannah and another on St. Simons Island. Learn about 3 centuries of history as you visit the World War II Home Front Museum; St. Simons Lighthouse Museum; Fort Frederica National Monument; Christ Church, Frederica; Massie Heritage Center; Georgia State Railroad Museum; Battlefield Memorial Park and the Savannah History Museum. Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA. www.epworthbythesea.org/events.
Since 1969. This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 46th year hosting this beautiful Fine Arts and Crafts Festival now known as Art Under the Oaks. True to tradition, artists will hail from around the region representing a wide range of mediums. 70 artists and craftsmen will present a variety of original two dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal and glass – all available for purchase. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists and connect with them about their artwork. In addition to beautiful artwork, free kids craft activities, great food vendors and live music will make it an entertaining weekend for all. In the afternoon bring a chair and enjoy some live music performed by some of our favorite local musicians! Featuring Kellie Parr Saturday afternoon and The Island Strummers Sunday afternoon. Festival is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Postell Park, 530 Beachview Drive. glynnvisualarts.org or (912) 638-8770.
Movie on the Green presents “Bumblebee”! Movie starts at 7:30 p.m., but arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green and take part in pre-movie festivities. Please be mindful as showtimes vary throughout the year. 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. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.