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.
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!
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.
‘Boys’ Estate/Morningstar Exhibit’! Exhibit openings coincide with First Friday in downtown Brunswick and features a reception and a chance to meet the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours. Gallery open Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Ritz Theatre Gallery, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
Kingsland Catfish Festival! Enjoy this down-home festival with crispy southern-fried catfish and all the fixings sure to please. Festival goers can feast on this and much more during Kingsland, Georgia’s Annual Catfish Festival. This event will include a night parade, arts & craft booths, succulent, southern-fried catfish with grits, hushpuppies, coleslaw and sweet ice tea. Throw in a variety of food booths, antiques and collectibles, a children’s amusement area, 5K run and you are in for a great time! For more information, contact the Kingsland Welcome Center at (912) 729-5999 or info@VisitKingsland.com or KingslandCatfishFestival.com or VisitKingsland.com.
Little Light Music – Sounds of Motown! Grab your picnic basket and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. 7-9 p.m. $12 adults, children free. On the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse on St. Simons Island.
Rhythm on the River – Phil King & Georgia! Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. 6-8 p.m. Free admission. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester St., Downtown Brunswick. (912) 265-4032.
The Indigo Girls! The Southern Grown Concert Series presents the Indigo Girls live in concert. 7-9 p.m. Rainbow Island, Sea Island. Purchase tickets at siconcertseries.com.
The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island! A variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Rd.
Art Under the Oaks! Browse handmade arts and crafts – paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry, pottery, sculptures and more – all as you stroll underneath the majestic oak trees 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Postell Park in the St. Simons Island Pier Village.
Pooch Plunge! Attention all animal lovers, the St Marys Aquatic Center will be having their annual “Pooch Plunge” from 3-6 p.m. The pool goes to the dogs on the last day of the season! (Dogs are only allowed to swim in the kiddie pool area.) Dogs MUST be leashed! Please NO aggressive dogs! St Marys Aquatic Center, (912) 673-8118 or funatsmac.com.
Shrimp and Grits Festival! Bring your appetite as one of Jekyll Island’s most popular annual events arrives. The succulent stars of the Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival are two of the South’s most beloved foods “shrimp and grits” as this Island-wide event delights all the senses with delicious foods, live music and great entertainment! Highlighting the weekend will be amateur and professional chefs competing in the Annual Shrimp and Grits Cook-Off, a craft beer tasting, shrimp eating contest and much more. The main event takes place in the Jekyll Island Historic District (right in front of the Hotel) and kicks off with a $5 sample on Friday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission to the Festival is free. Hotel packages are $365 per night and includes breakfast, entry to the craft beer tasting, tickets to the Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s shrimp and grits tasting booth, a festival t-shirt and official poster, and of course, lots of shrimp and grits! Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-5155 or jekyllclub.com.
Sounds by the Sea featuring Michael Hulett! Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. $10/adults; $5/students 6 to 12 and under 6 is free. Tickets available at the gate. 7-9 p.m. Neptune Park St. Simons Pier Village.
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day LIVE! Museum Day Live offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live ticket at a participating Museum. Our Museum also expands that to include an Open House for all Military members and their families and all Camden County residents. Hours are extended from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Servicemen from the Navy Base are on hand to display equipment and meet with the public and a live radio broadcast is conducted by KBAY 106.3. For more information contact the St Marys Submarine Museum at (912) 882-2782 or facebook.com/pages/St-Marys-Submarine-Museum.
The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island! A variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on select nights this fall. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. 6:30 p.m. $15 per person. Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.