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

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Shrimp & Grits Festival on Jekyll Island!

September 20 – 22, 2013, A weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp and grits. The festival features a cook-off, shrimp boat tours, cooking demonstrations, book signings, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and a kid‐friendly fun zone. This festival is a must-see for any food lover. (912) 635-3636 or shrimpandgritsfestival.com.

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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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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.

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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:
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.

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.

First Friday:
Reading To The Dogs! Bring children to read to dogs; dogs and the books provided. 5:30-7 p.m. Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., (912) 267-1212 or http://threeriverslibraries.org.

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, 1-7 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!

September 1 – 30:
Art of the World, honoring Dr. & Mrs. Gregory F. Aloia, College of Coastal Georgia!Visitors welcome, reservations appreciated. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd., (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

September 1 – 30:
The Neptune Park Fun Zone is the place to putt, plunge and play on St. Simons Island. The whole family will enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open year round, the golf course offers fun for groups of any size ($7 per round, discounts available for large groups). Cool off this summer at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool ($7/day, open during spring & summer seasons). There is something for everyone, including a wading pool and water gym for the kids, lap lanes, and zero-entry access. All areas are constantly monitored by American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. Since a day at the pool works up an appetite, enjoy refreshments from our on-site concession stand while lounging poolside under an umbrella. Kids will love our state-of-the-art playground with swings, slides and much more. There are benches alongside for parents to watch the fun. There is no admission fee for the playground. 550 Beachview Dr. (912) 279-2836 or Neptune Park Fun Zone.

September 1 – 30:
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island, 210 South Riverview Dr., with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area. The rides and attractions at Summer Waves are super kewl! Plan your fun filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek, riding the waves of the Frantic Atlantic, or high speed thrills down Pirate’s Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! (912) 635-2074 or Summer Waves Water Park.

September 1 – 30:
Showcasing the Permanent Collection Series! Whimsical Parlor Dolls Special exhibit of life-size, soft sculptures created by Huie. Guided tours available. $5 perperson donation suggested. Fri.-Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mildred Huie Museum, 1819 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

September 1 – 30:
Art of the Golden Isles! Fine oil paintings depicting the beauty of the Golden Isles by local and regional artists. Gallery talk upon request. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Left Bank Art Gallery. 3600 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.

September 1 – 2:
Emmaus By The Sea! A regional gathering of Walk To Emmaus participants and guests for fellowship, praise and worship and study. Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

September 1 – 2:
Southern Gospel Music Celebration! Featuring, The Jonesmen Quartet, The Harmony Sisters, Sounds of Grace, The Undone Quartet and God’s Own. A wonderful weekend that you don’t want to miss! Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

September 1:
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.

September 1:
A Little Light Music Concert Series, 7 p.m. Sensational Sounds of Motown, Detroit’s finest sounds. Bring the family, friends, a picnic supper and lawn chairs and relax with us on the St. Simons Lighthouse oceanfront grounds. $12 adults, children under 12 and Keepers of the Light admitted free. Season tickets are $50 available in the museum store. 601 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org/music.html.

September 1:
Annual Churn Off! Homemade ice-cream making competition and live music. 4 p.m. $5 for 2 tastes, additional 3 tastes for $5. Ashantilly Center, Hwy. 99, Darien. (912) 437-4473 or ashantilly.org or ashantillycenter@gmail.com.

September 1:
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks! Comedy by Richard Alfieri. 2 p.m. $15 per person. Old City Hall, Brunswick. C.A.P.E. Theatre, (912) 580-9920 or capetheatre.org.

September 3 – 30:
Kenneth Carroll Featured artist in lobby, “We, the people of Glynn County” photography exhibit. Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue., Thur., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212.

September 3 – 28:
Amelia Rose Smith and Susan Colwell featured artist. Open reception on Thursday, September 5th from 5-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 529 Beachview Dr. Call (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.

September 6 – October 26:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is proud to present an exciting new interactive exhibit of works motivated by the experience of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. #SocialArt, opening on First Friday, September 6th from 5 to 8 p.m., will be on display in the gallery space of the Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

September 6:
Brunswick Downtown First Friday Celebration, 5-8 p.m. Join your friends and neighbors in Historic Downtown Brunswick for First Friday. Enjoy live music at many of the downtown businesses and the “He said beer, she said wine” beer and wine pairing. Many shops will be open and also serving refreshments. brunswickgeorgia.net.

September 7:
Candlelight Carnival! 6-11 p.m. This carnival themed fundraiser for the Golden Isles Career Academy will include great food, live music, carnival games, adult games of chance with a cash prize worth thousands. Live and silent auctions. 100 Pike’s Bluff Rd., Frederica Boathouse. (912) 399-3699 or candlelightcarnival.com.

September 7:
St. Marys Community Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Downtown St. Marys Waterfront Pavilion. Visit the market to purchase local produce, fresh seafood, homemade baked goods, the best wild honey on the coast, and handmade jewelry, arts and crafts. stmarysga.gov.

September 8 – 9:
BOEING! BOEING! Farce by Marc Camoletti. Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. $25. Art Downtown/Brunswick Actors’ Theatre, 1413 Newcastle St, Brunswick. (912) 280-0023 or brunswickactorstheatre.com.

September 10:
Storytime! Preschoolers age children are welcome to join us for a few good stories and a simple craft project. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., (912) 267-1212 or http://threeriverslibraries.org.

September 11:
Chef’s Demonstration at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. “Theme: Marinating, Rubs, & Smoking-Skirt Steak Salad and Smoke Chicken”. As the chef shows how to prepare two courses and 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 that compliments each meal and printed, easy-to-follow recipes. Come with an appetite! 1:30-3:30 p.m. Reservations are required. (912) 635-2600 or visit jekyllclub.com.

September 14:
Book Signing with Robin Mellom! Middle and high school Disney author visits for a book signing. St. Simons Island Library, 530 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8234.

September 14:
Great Golden Isles Yard Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester St. Trinkets to treasures, concessions, inflatable slide for the kiddies, entertainment and an auction! This is what you get when a yard sale collides head on with a festival. greatgoldenislesyardsale.com.

September 14:
Sporting Clays Charity Classic! Join the Rotary Club of Brunswick for the inaugural Charity Sporting Clays Classic event at Rainbow Island Sporting Clays Course at Sea Island. No experience necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Individual scoring will be done of the Lewis Class system. (912) 264-0026.

September 14:
11th Annual Way Radio Fall Concert! 2–4 p.m., at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds of Brunswick. Admission is FREE as always! Hosting the “No Other Name” tour featuring Big Daddy Weave, Chris August, and Unspoken. wayradio.org.

September 15:
Jazz in the Park – Elisha “Atlas” Parris is the featured artist at the final Jazz in the Park 2013 concert. Planned for high tide evenings (for maximum breeze and comfort!), the concerts bring residents and tourists alike to the lawn of St. Simons Island Lighthouse for one of the most pleasant and entertaining evenings you can spend in the Golden Isles. All concerts are from 7–9 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for kids under 6. Bring a chair or blanket to relax on, a picnic summer, your favorite beverage – and of course, all your friends for the high-tide event that’s become a Golden Isles tradition. For more information, (912) 262-6934 or visit goldenislesarts.org.

September 17:
Storytime! Preschoolers age children are welcome to join us for a few good stories and a simple craft project. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., (912) 267-1212 or http://threeriverslibraries.org.

September 19:
The Art of Tailgating with Dave Snyder, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tailgating at its best: Fresh & easy. Learn about grilling, recipes & building the perfect football feast. Cost, $30. 529 Beachview Dr. Call (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.

September 19:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge “Full Moon Celebration”. 5-10 p.m and Live Music at 7 p.m. with Kelly Par. Happy Hour All Night Long! Casual Island Dining with the best Moon View. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.

September 20 – 22:
Shrimp & Grits Festival on Jekyll Island! A weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp and grits. The festival features a cook-off, shrimp boat tours, cooking demonstrations, book signings, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and a kid‐friendly fun zone. This festival is a must-see for any food lover. (912) 635-3636 or shrimpandgritsfestival.com/.

September 20:
Taste of the Vine benefitting The Coastal Coalition for Children, 6:30-9:30 p.m., St. Simons Island Casino! Hors d’oeuvres, Wine and Beer Tasting, (Non-alcoholic beverages available). Silent Auction, Wine Toss and 50/50 Raffle. Music by THE STRINGRAYS1 $45/person in advance, $50/person at the door. (912) 262-1855 or cc4children.net.

September 22:
Rhythm on the River, 6-8 p.m. Outdoor concert series featuring ‘Defunk.’ 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.

September 22:
“Brass Bonanza”, 5 p.m. at Sawgrass Country Club—Beach Club, 10034 Golf Club Dr. Join the Beaches area Jacksonville Symphony supporters for a preview of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-14 season. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org for more information.

September 23 – 26:
Autumn Adventures! “Curtain Call – Encore! Encore!” An Event for Older Adults. Come renew friendships and enjoy some of your favorite presenters once again. Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.

September 24:
Storytime! Preschoolers age children are welcome to join us for a few good stories and a simple craft project. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., (912) 267-1212 or http://threeriverslibraries.org.

September 26 – 27:
3rd Annual Meet the Local Pros, Thursday, 5-7 p.m., King & Prince Beach Resort. 3rd Annual Swing for Kids Tournament, Friday, 11 a.m. Lunch & Registration – Noon Shotgun Start, King & Prince Golf Course. Help the Rotary Club of St. Simons Island, Nalley Auto and the Davis Love Foundation fund local children’s charities by supporting two great events – Meet The Local Pros on Thursday and Swing For Kids Golf Tournament on Friday. Back by popular demand for the 3rd year is an opportunity to meet our local PGA Tour Professionals. Last years’ celebrity was Matt Kuchar, this years’ pros are to be announced. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the pros during a special Press Conference. Cocktails, Heavy Hors d’ Oeuvres and an amazing Silent Auction are all part of the evening’s special fundraising event. The 3rd Annual Swing for Kids Tournament is scheduled to begin the following day with Lunch & Registration at 11 a.m., at the King and Prince Golf Course, Shotgun start at noon. Charity Scramble, Lunch and Prizes, including 2 chances to Win a Car in the Hole-in-One Contest. All tickets include (1) FREE Good-Any-One-Day Ticket to the McGladrey Classic. Meet The Local Pros – $65; Swing For Kids Tournament – $125; Combined Ticket – $180 All ticket purchases Include (1) FREE Good-Any-One-Day Ticket to the McGladrey Classic. Rick Mattox, (912) 634-0255 or tickets online: ssirotary.org or http://www.McGladreyClassic.com.

September 26:
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours! 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Basil Thai and Sushi Bar Restaurant, 1401 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. $5 members, $7 non-members. NETWORKING – LIVE MUSIC – GREAT FOOD & FUN! Bring plenty of business cards with you. (912) 265-0620 or brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

September 26:
5th Annual Golden Elephant Preview Party, 5:30-7:30 p.m., benefiting The Coastal Symphony of Georgia & Coastal Youth Symphony, 1810 Frederica Rd. Society Members, $20. Non-Members $25. Purchase Preview Tickets coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

September 27 – 28:
5th Annual Golden Elephant Flea Market benefiting The Coastal Symphony of Georgia & Coastal Youth Symphony. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. It’s Back! Better than Ever! And A Month Earlier! Donations of merchandise and furniture gratefully accepted. Call for pick-up. 1810 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-0177, (912) 638-9984, (912) 638-0897 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

September 27:
Atwater-Donnelly Duo in Concert! Award-winning, internationally acclaimed duo present traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance. 7 p.m. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. Call for prices. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

September 28 & 29:
Ashantilly Attic Sale! Sale items range from furniture and household items to vintage designer evening wear. The sale will be held in downtown Darien on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bluestein Shopping Center, 1225 Northway, which is Highway 17 and runs through the center of town. From north or south, take I-95 exit 49 and follow the signs on highway 251 into Darien. Turn right on to Highway 17 (Northway) and go about a quarter of a mile to the Bluestein Shopping center on the right. No Early Sales, No Previews. Please visit ASHANTILLY.ORG to see photos of some of the sale items or (912) 437-4473.

September 29:
Sunday Dinner Dance at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Enjoy a delightful gourmet dinner and ballroom dancing to the music of John Thomas and The Jekyll Island Club Quartet in the Grand Dining Room. Featured entrée choices for the evening are a “Chef’s Special” including a special seasonal pick. Also included are Soup du Jour or House Salad and the Pastry Chef’s Dessert Selection as well as Coffee or Tea. $39.95 plus tax and gratuities. 6 p.m. Reservations are required. (912) 635-2600 or visit jekyllclub.com.

 

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