St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for September, 2014

Today is Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Featured Calendar Events

McGladrey Classic!

October 20 – 26, 2014: 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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Shrimp & Grits Festival on Jekyll Island!

September 19 – 21, 2014, 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

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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

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

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

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!

September 1 – 31:
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 – 31:
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 – 21:
DRIVEN! A limited showing of new artwork by Noelle E. Dumas. Artist reception July 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Public is invited. Art Downtown/SoGlo Gallery, 1413 Newcastle St., Historic Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-0628 or

September 1 – 7:
Wayne Morgan Artistry Photography! Brunswick Actors’ Theatre Gallery, 1413 Newcastle St., Historic Downtown Brunswick. (912) 262-0628 or

September 1 – 7:
Brunswick Actors’ Theatre presents “Always a Bridesmaid”. A comedy by Jones, Hope, & Wooten. Sat. nights at 8 p.m. Sun. afternoons at 3 p.m. $25 per person (includes desserts an beverages). Reservation HOTLINE, (912) 280-0023 or

September 4:
Festa dell ‘Arte an Italian festival featuring Italian opera, Italian wine and antipasti, $20 member, $30 non-member. 6-8 p.m. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or

September 4:
The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon! Guest Speaker, Senator Johnny Isakson, 12 noon at Epworth by the Sea, Smith Dining Hall, St. Simons Island. Members $28, Non-Members $32. (912) 265-0620 or Register here!

September 10:
Movie Night at the Casino! The Lunchbox, 2013 Indian film, 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or

September 10:
Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Membership Clinic! A must for all members. Make plans to send one representative from your business to attend from 4-5 p.m. in the Chamber Conference Room located at 1505 Richmond St, 2nd Floor in Downtown Brunswick. REGISTER EARLY! Laptops optional.

September 14:
Rhythm on the River featuring Parker Urban Band! Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Sts. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Adults $10, people 15 & under, FREE! (912) 265-4032 or

September 14:
Dr. Anita Spring and Dr. Fletcher Crowe will be at Ashantilly Center, 15591 GA Hwy. 99 in Darien to present their research and alternative theory about early Ft. Caroline’s location. A reception will follow. Please RSVP since seating is limited. Cost $10 members, $15 non-members. (912) 437-4473 or or you may also pay and reserve your seats on the website, under Calendar – Upcoming Events.

September 17:
Movie Night at the Casino! Tim’s Vermeer, 2013 USA film, 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or

September 19 – 21:
Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival! 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

September 19:
The 29th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament! King & Prince Golf Course. Register now! A tournament like no other! As they say, “The golf course is where deals are made and jobs are won!” Teams fill up fast – register today!

September 21:
The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosts Jazz in the Park featuring Michael Hulett! 7-9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Season pass $35. Planned for a high tide evening for maximum breeze and comfort, the concert brings residents and tourists alike to beautiful Neptune Park, directly behind the St. Simons Casino building at the edge of the ocean for one of the most pleasant and entertaining evenings you can spend in the Golden Isles. Bring and chair or blanket, relax, and enjoy the music! 110 Mallery St. (912) 262-6934 or

September 24:
Movie Night at the Casino! Wadjda, 2013 Saudi Arabian film, 7 p.m. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr. Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, (912) 289-7357 or

September 26-27:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Opening Weekend! WELCOME, COURTNEY LEWIS! Friday & Saturday, at 8 p.m. Florida Blue MASTERWORKS Series! Mayo Clinic Coffee Series! Welcome the new music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Courtney Lewis makes his debut as music director designate conducting Berlioz’ orchestral showpiece, Symphonie Fantastique. J SYM Principal Clarinetist Peter Wright performs Rossini’s “Introduction, Theme and Variations” and a world premiere of a new work by composer/vocalist/educator Judith Cloud. Masterworks Tickets: $25-$72. Coffee Tickets: $16-$26. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. Call (904) 354-5547 or for more information.

September 27:
12th Annual WAY Radio FREE Fall Concert featuring Aaron Shust, Mike Chair, Lauren Daigle and Nathan Tasker. 2 p.m. Brunswick Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 101 Emory Dawson Rd. WAY Radio, or (912) 342-1083.

September 28:
BRASS BONANZA, at 5 p.m. Sawgrass Country Club—Beach Club, 10034 Golf Club Dr. Join the Beaches area Jacksonville Symphony supporters for dinner, desert and a preview of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 season. for more information.


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Horoscope – September 2014

Welcome to St. Simons Island Horoscope – September, 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 September and every month ahead. It’s easy to find […]

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.

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 American 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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