February 2018 Stsimonsisland.com Calendar

OnGoing:
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.

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.

OnGoing:
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. (912) 264-7333 for more information.

OnGoing:
Visual Art Classes for all Ages! Ranging from drawing to pottery to painting, led by a variety of artists. Price and time varies. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

OnGoing:
Art Classes. All ages and levels. Various times and prices. 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0628 or artdowntown.net.

OnGoing:
Art Classes. Oils, acrylics, pottery. Weekly. 404 Northway, Darien. (912) 437-7711 or mcintoshartassociation.com.

OnGoing:
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.

OnGoing:
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.

OnGoing:
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.

Tuesdays:
Latin and Ballroom Group Dance Classes! Swing, salsa, cha-cha, waltz, rumba, foxtrot and more. Times and locations vary. $3-7 per class. Golden Isles Dancers, (912) 634-8219 or ssidancer@gmail.com or dancegoldenisles.com.

Third Tuesdays:
Join Village Creek Landing for an informative Eco Lecture Series! Each month they will have a new guest speaker discussing 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), Bar opens at 5 p.m. Lecture starts at 6 p.m. 526 S Harrington Rd. Space is limited, so RSVP at VillageCreekLanding.com or (912) 399-0063.

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.

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!

February 1-28:
Island Treasures! Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create an array of stunning, handworked glass globes. During this 2 month long program, “Beach Buddies” hide these floats along the beaches for lucky visitors to find. Treasure finders can register their Island Treasure at the Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center to receive a bio on the artist and a certificate of authenticity. The Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center has Island Treasure floats and an array of the other colorful glass creations for purchase in-store. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com/island-treasures.

February 2:
On the Beach! USA, 1959, directed by Stanley Kramer. Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner star in this 1959 doomsday classic about a U.S. submarine that surfaces near Melbourne, where the passengers learn that nuclear war has wiped out most of humanity. And it won’t be long before radiation kills the Australians as well. Not Rated. 7 to 9 p.m. This film supports The BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads Station 11. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 550 Beach View Dr. litguildssi.org/island-film-series-1/.

February 8-11:
Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – “W3” artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best and award-winning chefs, an esteemed group of masters from all walks of life. From master distillers, master chefs, master wildlife researchers and famous pitmasters, to Georgia’s only Master Sommelier, Michael McNeill. Jekyll Island’s exquisite natural beauty has long drawn guests to its barrier shores. From the millionaires of America’s golden age and their vibrant history with the Jekyll Island Club, to today’s stunning new oceanfront convention center and newly revitalized Beach Village with shopping, dining and beach promenade, that also includes The Westin Jekyll Island. whiskeywineandwildlife.com/index.html.

February 10-25:
Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig, the Brunswick Actors Theatre Presents “Crimes of the Heart,” February 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25. The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended. All performances are Saturdays at 8 p.m. / Sundays at 3 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain – Reserved seating available. $25 PER PERSON (desserts and beverages included). (912) 262-0628 or soglogallery.com.

February 14:
Maudie! Canada/Ireland, 2017, directed by Aisling Walsh. This affecting biopic charts the story of Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) who rises above the juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that made her a social outcast and finds a passion for painting, becoming a beloved Canadian folk artist in the process. 7 to 9 p.m. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 550 Beach View Dr. litguildssi.org/island-film-series-1/.

February 17-19:
Join us for the St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival at Epworth by the Sea. 2018 Festival Lineup to include:

Kevin Kling: “Lightning Struck, Freight Train Hopping Hilarious Fellow.” Kevin Kling is a playwright and storyteller and has recently won a regional Emmy award. He is best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and his storytelling stage shows deliver hilarious, often tender
stories.

Donald Davis: “The Dean of Storytelling.” Davis is a former Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the National Storytelling Association; featured teller at the Smithsonian Institution, the World’s Fair, festivals and concerts throughout the United States and the world; a prolific author and producer of books and tapes of his works; a master teacher of workshops and storytelling courses; a guest host for the National Public Radio Program “Good Evening.”

Kim Weitkamp: “The Lady of Heartfelt Wisdom.” Kim grew up roaming free in the heart of Amish country, and her imagination was ripened by a life lived outdoors. Now she enjoys the role of being one of the most sought after storytellers in the country. In her work as a humorist, storyteller, singer and songwriter, she has taken home numerous awards and recognition including the Leadership in Communication Award from Toastmasters International and the Blue Ridge Excellence in Arts Award. Her audio AWandering Mind is a recent Storytelling Award Winner. Her material is played regularly on NPR.

Andy Offutt Irwin: “The Man is an Outer-Kid.” Some people have inner-kids. Andy has an outer-kid. With a manic Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises and hilarious stories, he is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. Andy is a storyteller, humorist, singer, songwriter, musician, whistler, walking menagerie of sound effects and dialects, and so much more; some of his talents are hard to categorize. Honors include the 2013 National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award. Visit epworthbythesea.org for more information and to register online.

February 19, 2018: Coastal Symphony of Georgia Concert, Masterful Moments! 8 p.m. Adults $40, Children/Students $10. Brunswick High School Auditorium, 3885 Altama Ave. Luis Haza, Music Director and Conductor. (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

February 17:
The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run across the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia, has become a signature event for the Health System and the Golden Isles. Unique among bridge runs, the event takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot Sidney Lanier Bridge. At its center, the bridge measures 480 feet high above the Brunswick River, the tallest span in the state. Certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association as “the toughest 5K in Georgia,” each year participants start on the southbound side of the bridge, go over, and return back, crossing the bridge twice. The event is not for the timid, and should only be attempted by those who have properly trained. The Bridge Run also includes a fun walk after the race is over, followed by a family-friendly festival featuring community vendors, food and drink, entertainment and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (800) 537-5142, ext., 2786 or the-bridge-run.org/.

February 24:
Golden Isles Live Presents Tony Pace at the Glynn Academy Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St., Brunswick, GA. As a performing artist, Tony Pace enjoys headliner status in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and with most major event organizations around the world. In addition to formal studies at Boston University and Berklee College of Music, 40 years of experience has built him a resume that industry leaders consider astounding. 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Visit here for pricing and more information.

February 28:
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. UK, 1990, directed by Tom Stoppard. In this cleverly inspired twist on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, two of the outrageous supporting players take center stage for a dazzling game of illusion and reality that delivers one-of-a-kind entertainment! Winner of the prestigious Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion Award – Best Picture. High-voltage cast featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Roth, and Gary Oldman. This film supports The BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads Station 11. 7 to 9 p.m. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. St. Simons Island Casino Theater, 550 Beach View Dr. litguildssi.org/island-film-series-1/.

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