February 2019 Stsimonsisland.com Calendar

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. $10 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.

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.

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.

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.

Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212 or trrl.org.

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 [email protected] 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.

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 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.

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 1-27:
Winter Breakaway at The King and Prince, Rates from $139! Make the King and Prince your secret winter escape where cool ocean breezes blend with warmer sunny days. Available rooms for this deal are limited, and are first-come first-served. Book online or call a member of our Reservations Team at (800) 342-0212. Cannot be combined with other special offers, group rates, or packages. Rates do not include applicable taxes and fees. Only valid on new bookings. Based on availability. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd.

February 2:
The Coastal Symphony Of Georgia presents Cabaret 2019 “Music of the Night,” will feature an evening of fun, fellowship, and frivolity, with the musical talents of California recording artist Nick Palance. Guests will enjoy a three course dinner, live entertainment, and bidding on the live and silent auctions. Support the Coastal Symphony of Georgia through patronage of this event, which will further the Symphony’s goal of providing world class music to the Golden Isles. Ceoncert to take place 6-10 p.m. at The Greenhouse, 10 Market Street, St. Simons Island. (912) 262-1228 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

February 2:
Join us for a Murder Mystery Dinner! Unearth your detective skills for an evening as the Jekyll Island Club Resort presents a night to die for with the help of Murder Mystery Weekend, Inc. At our murder mystery dinner, you’ll experience a delicious, yet theatrical, dinner that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Just remember, trust no one! Murder Mystery Dinner takes place from 7-10 p.m. at the Jekyll Island Club Resort, 371 Riverview Dr. For more information, go to their Facebook page.

February 5:
Island Concert Association Presents Formosa Quartet! “A marvelously elegant performance full of youthful freshness and exuberance… spellbinding virtuosity.” – – BBC Music Magazine. 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way. (912) 638-2220 or islandconcertassociation.org.

February 7-10:
Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best chefs and local culinary superstars, with a chance to experience coastal wildlife up-close, all in one weekend! The weekend’s events will raise funds and awareness for programs of the Jekyll Island Foundation, with the island’s research and education experts on-hand Friday and Saturday, showcasing some fun, interactive programs with coastal wildlife, from sea turtles to alligators! It’s a culinary weekend experience like no other. Expect to sip and savor great whiskey, spirits, wine, beer and culinary tastings – all oceanfront with music and a relaxed island vibe. whiskeywineandwildlife.com/index.html.

February 8:
BlacKkKlansman. USA, 2018, directed by Spike Lee. Based on a true story, this film illustrates the absurdity and danger of the 1970’s civil rights movement, when Ron Stallworth (John David Washington, who is Denzel’s son) becomes the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. He sets out to prove his worth by infiltrating the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague (Adam Driver) to go undercover as a white supremacist. 135 minutes. 7 to 9:15 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 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24:
The Brunswick Actors’ Theatre presents, SHOWSTOPPERS, 
Musical Variety Show! Presenting songs & performances by local talent that are “show stopping.” Includes “song & dance” numbers that will have you up and dancing in the aisle. Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. $25 ADULT, $20 ACTIVE MILITARY with ID, $20 Teacher with ID, $15 Student with ID (21 & older), $10 Student with ID (20 & under). Includes assorted desserts and coffees from Daddy Cate’s Coffees. The Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown) is located at 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. (912) 280-0023 or soglogallery.com.

February 10:
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Community Jubilee! Have fun and Make A Difference at the same time by attending Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s annual COMMUNITY JUBILEE fundraiser! All proceeds support KGIB’s local programs, initiatives and projects. Break out your dancing shoes and get ready for great local music and a whole lot of fun– Groove to the sounds of Backbeat Boulevard on Sunday, February 10th from 5–8 p.m. at the Club at Bennie’s Red Barn on St. Simons Island. Tickets are just $25 each until February 1st and $30 thereafter and include BBQ buffet, fixings, sweet tea, live music with BACKBEAT BOULEVARD, live & silent auctions, 50/50 raffle; cash bar. Tickets are available from Pane in the Glass on St. Simons Island, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful offices and KGIB board members. Proceeds benefit Keep Golden Isles Beautiful initiatives and projects in litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling, community greening, water resource awareness and education. All ages welcome. 5-8 p.m. For more info call (912) 279-1490 or [email protected] or kgib.org.

February 11:
Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Elegance and Emotion! Michelle Merrill, Music Director and Conductor. Experience Elegance and Emotion – as we hear the exquisite music of Mozart and the powerful melodies of Tchaikovsky. Mozart’s familiar Overture to Die Zauberflote, The Magic Flute, opens the evening with its heavy, portentous beginning chords and triumphant ending. Then soloists Aurica Duca and Clinton Dewing will enchant us with Mozart’s Concertone for Two Violins in C major. A concertone is a concerto with “a little more than expected”– in this case a cello and an oboe also have starring roles – and was a very popular mid-18th Century form of music. Mozart’s Concertone is light-hearted, elegant with frequent ornamentation, and very easy to listen to. Ms. Duca and Mr. Dewing are married and both enjoy playing violin for the Jacksonville Symphony. Ms. Duca is also the Coastal Symphony of Georgia concertmaster. Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony opens the second part of the program with horns, woodwinds, and later trumpets unleashing the musical equivalent of lightning bolts in the Andante. Listen for the melancholy melody of the oboe in the Andantino, pizzicato strings in the Scherzo, and a Russian folk song in the triumphant finale. The composer wished to dedicate the piece to his patroness, saying she would find in it “an echo of your most intimate thoughts and emotions.” This concert will charm and engage us! 8 p.m. Brunswick High School Auditorium, 3885 Altama Ave. Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available. More information (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

February 11:
Lunch & Learn, 12:30–2 p.m. Bring your lunch and come learn something new. This is a monthly series and each month features a different topic. For topic listings and to register click here. Glynn Visual Arts Center, 106 Island Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.org.

February 12:
Sweetgrass Basketweaving with Sapelo Island’s Yvonne Grovner. Learn to make your own sweetgrass baskets with Yvonne Grovner, a resident of Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The method came with slaves from their West African homelands and almost died out on the island, but luckily, Yvonne fell in love with the craft. She learned the skill from other Saltwater Geechees—now it is your turn to learn. Yvonne’s bright spirit and deep understanding of the history of Sapelo will make this workshop one you won’t soon forget! All basket weaving supplies will be provided, but please bring your own towel and scissors. You’ll leave this class with a small basket of your very own! Event takes place at 6 p.m. at One Hundred Miles, 1312 Newcastle Street, 2nd Floor, Brunswick. (912) 264-4111 or onehundredmiles.org.

February 12:
Island Concert Association Presents Davin-Levin Duo, Harp and Guitar! “[a] clearly felicitous combination of two plucked string instruments…the Duo’s ensemble and balance were well nigh perfect.” – – Cleveland Classic. 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way. (912) 638-2220 or islandconcertassociation.org.

February 16-18:
The 4th Annual St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival! Park your car! All storytelling sessions and your room and meals are in this one location… the strikingly beautiful campus of Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J Moore Dr. Captivating tours and historic sites, kayaking, paddleboard, fishing, golf, beautiful bike trails…and the ocean. Come early or stay late and explore the unspoiled natural beauty that is the Golden Isles of Georgia. Featured Storytellers: Bil Lepp, Regi Carpenter, Donald Davis, Michael Reno Harrell, Andy Offutt Irwin, Emcee. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org/st-simons-island-storytelling-festival.

February 16:
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 19:
Island Concert Association Presents Aimee Toner, Flute! “…immensely talented, bright and vivacious young woman with a determination not often seen in one her age.” – – Professor Linda Chesis. 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way. (912) 638-2220 or islandconcertassociation.org.

February 23:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the haunted rice plantation. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. 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. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. 6 p.m. $15 per person. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, 5556 US Highway 17N, (Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.) Brunswick. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Call (912) 264-7333 for more information, also you may visit https://gastateparks.org/HofwylBroadfieldPlantation.

February 26:
Island Concert Association Presents Rhonda Hambright – soprano, Laetitia Ruccolo – piano! “US Soprano’s well-tempered voice with beautiful intonation and excellent German was astounding!” — Westfälische Nachtrichten, Münster, Germany. 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way. (912) 638-2220 or islandconcertassociation.org.

February 27:
“The Celebration, 1998,” directed by Thomas Vinterberg. This film tells the story of an upper-class Danish family, with friends, spouses and lovers in tow, congregates in the palatial country home to mark the patriarch’s 60th birthday, and all hell breaks loose in the unblinking Scandinavian summer. In Danish with English subtitles; 105 minutes. (Note: This film is being shown as part of The Big Read: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.) 7 to 8:45 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 28:
February Business After Hours! Don’t miss the next Business After Hours at the new Golden Isles Olive Oil Gourmet Market & Wine Bar, 306 Redfern Village, SSI! Join fellow Chamber members and business people for food and drink, networking and FUN! Bring plenty of business cards for door prizes – and don’t forget to bring your friends and co-workers! 5:30-7:30 p.m. $7 members | $10 non-members. Co Hosted by: iHeart Media, Velocity Zone Fireworks, Village Creek Landing. Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, bgicoc.com.

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