September 1 – January 31:
St. Simons Island Lighthouse, One of only five surviving light towers in Georgia, the restored lighthouse on St Simons Island, with its original 3rd order Fresnel lens shining 18 miles out to sea, remains a navigational aid for traffic entering St. Simons Sound. (912) 638-4666.
September 1 – December 31:
TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY: The Brunswick Bazaar and Farmers Market is open in Brunswick’s Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Seasonal produce, homemade food products, plants, collectibles and flea market items, jewelry, arts and crafts and more. Bay St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
September 1 – 29:
Juried Members’ Show/Exhibition of Glynn Art Association juried artists. Opening reception Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association, (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
September 1 – 2:
St. Simons Island Antique Show! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Pier Village, 529 Beachview Dr. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. Free admission and parking! (912) 264-3254 or stsimonsantiqueshow.com/.
Glynn Art Market, from 9-5 p.m. A Mini-Art Festival held in Glynn Art Association’s parking lot, 529 Beachview Dr., across from Postell Park. Held 6 times a year, members of Glynn Art display and sell their art and fine crafts. Come by and you will surely find something special to take home or give as a gift. (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.
Mildred Huie’s Birthday Celebration! 5 recently donated paintings by the noted St. Simons artist on display, plus talk by daughter Mildred Huie Wilcox. Reservations appreciated. 3-5 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Mildred Huie Plantation Museum, 1819 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or LeftBankArtGallery.com.
Art Market! Fine arts & crafts. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association, (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
A Little Light Music – Sensational Sounds of Motown, Detroit’s finest sounds! Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, 7-9 p.m. A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances. Individual event tickets are $10 per person at the gate. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more information, (912) 638-4666 or visit saintsimonslighthouse.org.
September 5 – 26:
WEDNESDAYS: Oil and Acrylic Classes. High school students and adults are encouraged to take these great classes with Barbara Mueller. 10 a.m. – noon. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Gallery, 319 Mallery St. in the Village of St. Simons. Call (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.
September 6 – 27:
THURSDAYS: Adult Pottery Classes. Morning classes 9-11:30 a.m. and evening classes 6-8:30 p.m. Instruction in wheel and handbuilding by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. The Glynn Art Pottery Studio, 217 Skylane Rd., McKinnon Business Park. Call (912) 638-8770 or (912) 638-6679 or visit glynnart.org.
September 7 – 21:
Helen Carmichael & Sheila Wood Hancock, featured artists. Meet & greet artists Sept. 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or LeftBankArtGallery.com.
First Friday. Downtown Brunswick Promenade from 5-8 p.m. Take a stroll through our beautiful downtown district. Galleries and shops will be open and serving wine & snacks, with live music in the pocket parks. Visit brunswickgeorgia.net.
September 14 – 16:
2012 Shrimp & Grits Festival! The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival is a weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp & grits. Activities at the festival include an Amateur and Professional Shrimp and Grits Cooking Competition, cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, an array of fine arts and craft vendors, live entertainment, and interactive activities for kids. This year we are excited to introduce a few new elements: a Craft Brew Tasting Tent by Southern Eagle Distributors, more Shrimp & Grits Food Vendors, and Quite a Catch Juggling Act to entertain our young guests. For more information, (877) 4-JEKYLL or visit Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival.
September 14 – 15:
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge Live Music! Friday, Eddie Pickett, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Kellie Parr, 7-10 p.m. Join The Rooftop for this awesome breezy weather all weekend with live music and great food. 935 Beachview Dr. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Holds Free Playwriting Workshop For Students, for students in grades 6-8, at 11 a.m. at the Historic Ritz Theatre (reservations are requested.) In addition, schools may request to host a playwriting workshop at their school either during the day or after school at no cost. The deadline for submissions of scripts is Friday, December 7, 2012 by 5 p.m. to Golden Isles Arts & Humanities’ Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. To register for the workshop, to schedule a workshop at your school, or for more information, (912) 262-6934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhythm on the River outdoor concert! Bring blanket, chairs, picnic basket and favorite beverage. 6–8 p.m. Queen Square, Newcastle & Mansfield Streets, Brunswick. $10, kids under 16 free. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.
Jazz in the Park – Sam Rodriguez is the featured artist at the final Jazz in the Park 2012 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 – 19:
Church Historians Workshop! Pre-registration required. Check web for details. $100. Epworth by the Sea. Moore Methodist Museum, (912) 638-4050 or mooremethodistmuseum.org.
Chef’s Demonstration at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. “Wild Georgia Shrimp Month”. 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 20 – 21:
Rare Book Workshop! Taught by rare book conservator expert Brenda Parsons. Pre-registration required. $200, includes all supplies and hands-on instruction. Epworth by the Sea. Moore Methodist Museum, (912) 638-4050 or mooremethodistmuseum.org.
Business After Hours at Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Glynn County Airport Commission. Terra Winslett, (912) 265-2070 ext. 111 or email@example.com.
St. Simons Food & Spirit Festival, Gascoigne Bluff! Celebrating the Bounty of Georgia’s Golden Isles while raising dollars and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles, the only community-based, non-profit hospice serving the area. Our inaugural Festival will feature celebrated culinary talent Nathalie Dupree with co-author Cynthia Graubert, Ted Dennard, Ford Fry and Libbie Summers all preparing local coastal cuisine in a series of distinctive events throughout the weekend. Area restaurants, regional farmers and artisans will be the highlight of Saturday’s Tasting Tents, Farm Stand and Market. (912) 265-0620 or brunswick-goldenisleschamber.chambermaster.com.
27th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament. As one of the Chamber’s biggest annual events, it is a day filled with fun and challenging activities at The Brunswick Country Club. Lunch will be served at 11:15 with a shotgun start at 12:30. This is definately not your typical round of golf! No two years are ever the same and lots of new things are being planned for this year’s event. Sponsorship are available for the event at the following levels: Gold Tee at $1000.00, Silver Tee at $600.00 and Hole Sponsors at $150.00. Don’t miss it. Call (912) 265-0620 or visit Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce.
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge Live Music! Friday, Touch of Grey Duo, 7-10 p.m. Join The Rooftop for this awesome breezy weather all weekend with live music and great food. 935 Beachview Dr. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.
Help the Hoo-Hahs will be hosting the 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run benefiting women with gynecological cancers. The track is a flat course around Hutchinson Island and the race begins at the parking lot of the Savannah Trade and Convention Center at 8 a.m. The race is open to individual of all ages. Jogging strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers. September is National Gynecological Caner Awareness Month and 1 in every 20 women will be diagnosed with a GYN cancer in their lifetime. All proceeds from this event provide immediate assistance to these women in our area. For more information about this organization, sponsorship opportunities and participant registration visit helpthehoohahs.com.
Rhythm on the River! Featuring Defunk. Bring the kids, picnic, favorite beverage. 6-8pm. Adults $10, 16 & under free. Queen Square, Newcastle & Mansfield, Brunswick. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.
Georgia Theatre Company’s 9th Annual Film & Food for a Cause to benefit United Way and other area charities. For more information, (912) 634-5192, Ext. 30 or visit our Promotions Page at GeorgiaTheatreCompany.com or uwcga.org.
September 24 – 27:
Autumn Adventures An Event for Older Adults! “How Firm A Foundation.” A tour of historic churches of various denominations in coastal Georgia. St. John the Baptist Cathedral , Wesley Monumental and First African Baptist in Savannah. Christ Church, Wesley at Frederica, Lovely Lane Chapel and St. Ignatius on St. Simons. Included on the bus trip will be a visit to the smallest church in America. (912) 638-8688 or On-line Registration.
September 27 – 29:
Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference! 10 authors/speakers teach writing in 10 sessions. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $395. scribblersretreatwritersconference.org.
September 28 – October 14:
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities presents “Collected Stories” A play by Donald Margulies. Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m. (no performance Friday October 5). Thursday, 8 p.m. Sundays, 3 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. Tickets $5-$25 (prices vary by age, member status, date of purchase). (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
September 28 – 30:
Casablanca! Ritz Radio theater production of the classic World War II romance, live on stage. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. $5-$25 depending on age, member status, purchase date. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
September 28 & 29:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Opening Weekend, “Symphonie Fantastique”, 8 p.m. Sponsored by Haskell! Fabio Mechetti, conductor. Celebrate the Symphony’s season opener with a reprise of Fabio Mechetti’s first-ever program as music director. Enjoy the maestro’s all-time favorite Symphonie Fantastique and a concerto with cellist Antonio Meneses, one of Fabio’s top guest artists of the season. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Jacksonville. Subscriptions and single tickets available. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.
12th Annual International Night Out! Fine food & beverages, live music & dancing, silent auction, more. 6 p.m. General public tickets available Sept. Morgan Center, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island. International Seafarers Center, (912) 267-0631 or seafarercenter.org.
September 29 – October 28:
The Fox on the Fairway! Comedy by Ken Ludwig in the style of a British farce, set around a golf tournament. Dessert and coffee included. Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. $25. Art Downtown Brunswick Actors Theatre, 1413 Newcastle St., Brunswick. (912) 280-0023 or ArtDowntown.net.
Fee Free Day at Fort Frederica National Monument, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fort Frederica.
September 30 – October 3:
Fall Birding at The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island! Our experienced naturalists, expert ornithologists will be on-Island leading special birding tours and offering evening presentations. Reservations are required. (888) 733-5774 or LittleSSI.com.