August 2019 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. (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. 5556 US HWY 17N, Brunswick, GA 31525. (912) 264-7333 for more information.

OnGoing:
Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 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:
Rotary Club of St. Simons Island meets at 1 p.m., at the Sea Palms Convention Center, 5445 Frederica Rd. ssirotary.org.

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

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 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.

4th Thursdays:
Monthly Bike Events Hosted by St. Simons Land Trust Ambassadors. Events take place on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm and routes begin and finish at the happy hour destination and will be a leisurely couple mile ride. goldenisles.com/event/monthly-bike-events-hosted-st-simons-land-trust-ambassadors.

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:
Second Sunday Benefit Concert. 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!

August 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.

August 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.

August 1–31:
Anthony Quickle Exhibit: New paintings and sculptures by Anthony Quickle at the SOGLO GALLERY, 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. Gallery open: Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m .- 4 p.m. or by appointment. (912) 262-0628 or www.soglogallery.com

August 1–3:
Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island. The Coastal Photographers Guild (CPG) will be hosting its 11th annual “Big Photo Show” in the gallery at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Dr., St. Simons Island.  This year, there will be three opportunities to view award-winning photographs. This is the largest photography exhibit in the region and will feature prints presented by members of the Guild which includes award winning photographers, beginners, serious amateurs. Photographs will be grouped into four categories: (1) Nature; (2) People (including portraits); (3) Landscape; and (4) Open. Prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits Glynn Visual Arts. The Gallery is open Tues. – Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  The exhibit is free, and the public is welcome. In conjunction with the show at Glynn Visual Arts, CPG will have a companion exhibit of the “Best of the Best”, top award-winning photographs from past Big Photo Shows at Golden Isles Welcome Center, 529 Beachview Dr., St. Simons, GA., July 5- August 3. The Welcome Center is open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. And new this year, “The Big Photo Show Too!” This exhibit, in the Butch Paxton Gallery at Creative Frameworks, 1302 Gloucester St., Brunswick, will feature favorite works of Guild members. The exhibit will run July 5 – August 3. Prints are priced for sale.  (912) 638-8770 or www.coastalphotographersguild.com.

August 3:
Enjoy the sounds of summer during the Beach Village Music Series. The Village Green will come alive with Second Chance Band. Sing along, cut a rug, or simply enjoy these talented artists while you shop or dine in the Beach Village. Bring a beach blanket or chair and you’ll have the best seat in the house. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Jekyll Island Beach Village, 75 Beachview Dr. N., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.

August 3:
Junior Ranger Saturdays! Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site’s Junior Ranger program is a great way for kids age 6–12 to have fun and learn more about Georgia’s special natural and historical resources. On select Saturday mornings throughout the summer a ranger will guide participants through sections of Hofwyl’s new Junior Ranger book. Those completing all sections of the book will receive a Junior Ranger badge. 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Participants will learn about rice growth at Hofwyl, the ante-bellum plantation house, trees, marshes and many other aspects of our areas natural and cultural heritage. Regular admission, $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth (6 to 17). 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, GA 31525. Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations and more information or email bill.giles@dnr.ga.gov.

August 3:
Rhythm on the River Concerts presents “The Vibe.” 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets, Brunswick. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. FREE! (912) 265-4032

August 5-7 & 12-14:
Coastal Outdoor Adventures presents Shark Fest Camp.
Most people only get to watch it on the Discovery Channel. Your kids get to experience it! Kids will have the opportunity to fish with local fishing guides for a variety of coastal sharks, including bonnethead, blacktip, Atlantic sharpnose, and spinner sharks just to name a few. In addition to fishing, kids will learn about different bait and techniques used to catch sharks and other fish! Camps are 2-Day adventures from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $190 per child. Boat departs from Hampton River Marina. NOTE: This camp is limited to the first 12 children enrolled. This camp is only available for children 6-14 years old. Hampton River Marina, 1000 Hampton River Drive, St. Simons Island. (912) 223-7133 or www.coastaloutdooradventures.com/adventure-camps.

August 8, 15, 22 & 29:
Chautauqua Lecture Series: Georgia Roots, National Influence: Four Noted Americans who have called Georgia Home. Join us in August as we explore the lives of four Georgia natives whose personal journeys took them beyond the South to positions of national renown and influence. How did their early years shape their lives? Did their Georgia heritage affect those around them?

August 8: Andrew Phillips, curator of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia, will kick off the series with a program entitled “Ellen Axson Wilson:  First Georgian in the White House.” Though she died during her husband’s first term as President, Ellen Wilson was an influential force during his rise to power as president of Princeton University and governor of New Jersey.

August 15: Lecture topic is the life and influence of Savannah native, Johnny Mercer, who moved to New York in 1927 and became a leading figure in the American music scene.  Perhaps best known for the Academy Award-winning song “Moon River,” Mercer wrote lyrics for over a thousand songs, often inspired by his Georgia heritage. Author and historian Glenn Eskew, Ph.D. will present “Johnny Mercer:  Southern Songwriter for the World.” His lecture is based on his biography of the same name, which received the Malcolm and Muriel Bell Award from the Georgia Historical Society.

August 22: This program will feature a Chautauqua-style living history presentation.  Humanities scholar and a creator of the modern Chautauqua movement, Clay Jenkinson will present “A Beautiful Southern Woman:  Martha Bulloch Roosevelt through the Eyes of Her Son Teddy.” Jenkinson will portray the character of Theodore Roosevelt and describe the life and influence of the President’s mother, Martha “Mittie” Bulloch of Roswell, Georgia.  Through Mittie, Roosevelt counted the first governor of Georgia, Archibald Bulloch, and other prominent Georgians as his forebears.

August 29: with the lecture entitled “Robert Abbott and the Legendary Newspaper that Changed America.”  A St. Simons Island native, Robert Abbott founded The Chicago Defenderin 1905 after moving north. John Sengstacke, Abbott’s Savannah-born nephew and successor as publisher of the newspaper, will also be discussed.  The Defender grew to have the highest circulation of any African-American owned newspaper in the world. Our speaker, Ethan Michaeli, is author of the critically acclaimed book, The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, which was named a Notable Book of 2016 by The New York Times and the Washington Post.

After earning a degree in English language and literature from the College at the University of Chicago, Michaeli worked as a copy editor and reporter at The Defender in the 1990s.  He founded the Residents’ Journal, a magazine for Chicago public housing tenants, which won numerous national awards and grants.   He currently lectures at the University of Chicago’s Harris Public Policy School and is senior advisor at the Goldin Institute.The programs will take place on Thursday evenings, August 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 6 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall.  The cost of the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.  Registration is required.

August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25:
“Sordid Lives:” a black comedy about white trash! The author of “Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got the Will?)” brings you a comedy that was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown), 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. (912) 262-0628 or www.soglogallery.com/2019-season.

August 15:
Moonrise Dining at ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 101 Downing Street! Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. (912) 268-5967 or www.echostsimons.com.

August 17-18:
END OF SUMMER Arts & Craft Market! Mother’s Day Weekend Art & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists’ photography, painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art, wood craft and more! (912) 230-1042 or soglogallery.com.

August 30-September 1:
Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the fourth annual Southern Grown, giving guests the chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. Headlining band will be NEEDTOBREATHE. 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island. southerngrown.com.

August 31:
St. Simons Island Antique Show & Sale! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more! 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. FREE! Postell Park, 532 Beachview Dr. (912) 571-9506 or www.stsimonsantiques.com/index.html.

August 31:
Movie on the Green presents “Aquaman”! Movie starts at 8 p.m., but arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green and take part in pre-movie festivities. Please be mindful as showtimes vary throughout the year. This event is free and open to all, but we encourage you to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Various snack and dinner options will be available for purchase at several of our Beach Village shops. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.

August 31:
Junior Ranger Saturdays! Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site’s Junior Ranger program is a great way for kids age 6–12 to have fun and learn more about Georgia’s special natural and historical resources. On select Saturday mornings throughout the summer a ranger will guide participants through sections of Hofwyl’s new Junior Ranger book. Those completing all sections of the book will receive a Junior Ranger badge. 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Participants will learn about rice growth at Hofwyl, the ante-bellum plantation house, trees, marshes and many other aspects of our areas natural and cultural heritage. Regular admission, $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth (6 to 17). 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, GA 31525. Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations and more information or email bill.giles@dnr.ga.gov.

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