St. Simons Island's Calendar
of Events for October, 2019

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Featured Calendar Events

Second Sunday at Gascoigne Bluff!

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! 1000 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 279-2836.

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Georgia Sea Turtle Center!

OnGoing: 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.

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RSM Classic Golf Tournament

November 18–24, 2019: The RSM Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. 2018 RSM Classic Champion CHARLES HOWELL III! The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. (912) 634-3266 or visit rsmclassic.com.

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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 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.

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Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.

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

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

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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, Thursdays & Saturdays:
St. Simons Trolley Ghost Tour takes a frightening step back into history when you visit spooky island graveyards and hear stories of Mary the Wanderer, the island’s lighthouse, and more haunted lore from within the Golden Isles. All aboard… if you dare! Trolley departs at 8:45 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Village Fishing Pier and boarding begins 30 minutes before departure. $15 for adults, $7 for children, and under three years ride for free. Private bookings are reserved for 9:45 p.m. (912) 638-3333 or lighthousetrolleys.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 $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 Art, 106 Island Drive, ask for Debbie Craig, (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.

Friday & Saturday Nights:
The Ghost Walk of St. Simons is an entertaining walking tour filled with tales of terror, mystery, and fright. Learn about the island’s very spirited history as you are guided through the dark streets and passageways by your very own tour guide. Flashlights are recommended. The walk is 90 minutes and tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 12. Tours begin at 9 p.m. in the Pier Village. (912) 638-2756.

Friday & Saturday Nights:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on Friday and Saturday nights this fall. Stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees and hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked there, in both slavery and freedom. About 1½ hours and ½ mile in length. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per person. Pre-paid reservations save $5 per person. Located at intersection of US 17 and GA 99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

Fridays:
Folklore, Rumor & Myth! Pass through the old Landmark District at twilight and enter one of the cottages for spine-tingling tales that will draw you back through the centuries. Reservations required. Begins at 7 p.m. Adults, $15. Children under 15, $7. 100 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.

Fridays:
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.

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 $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.

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!

October 3:
Firebox Southern Soul BBQ Dinner! The boozy BBQ kickoff event to the weekend’s FIREBOX festivities. This year, we welcome Author & Chef Eddie Hernandez from the celebrated Taqueria del Soul empire of restaurants. Chef Eddie and Restaurateur Mike Klank will join us in the kitchen and smokehouse as we put out a spread that pairs up perfectly with Wild Heaven Beer’s taps and the Virgil Kaine bourbon portfolio. On the beverage tip, joining us for the sixth consecutive year, is Sarah Young with the award-winning Wild Heaven Brewery out of Avondale Estates, Georgia. Our good buddy David Szlam, founder and proprietor of Virgil Kaine Distilling comes packing bourbons as well. This is an all-inclusive event with all food & beverage tastings included in the ticket price. 7:30-10 p.m. $65. Southern Soul Barbeque, 2020 Demere Rd, at the Roundabout. (912) 638-7685 or ssbbqfirebox.com/event/southern-soul-bbq-dinner.

October 4-6:
The Great American Trailer Park Musical! When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, the storms begin to brew! $25/adult, $15/military, $10 student 18 and under. Friday & Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Theislandplayers.com. (912) 638-0338. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr., St Simons Island.

October 4, 11, 18 & 25:
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. 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. 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15. 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.) Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

October 5-6:
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.

October 5:
Firebox BBQ on the Bluff! The Big Event. An evening of expertly wood-fired BBQ under the mighty oaks of Gascoigne Bluff featuring live music from regional favorites, Bonnie Blue. While the sun sets over the Frederica River, whole hogs, slabs of spare ribs, juicy pork butts, beef briskets, a variety of local seafood, homemade sausage and all the sides plus a whole lot more are being smoked and served by some of the best Pitmasters from around the South and beyond. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the meat masters and a few extra special guests while you listen to live music and sip on some award-winning craft beer and wine while strolling the historic grounds once home to a Sea Island cotton plantation, lumber mill and shipping point for timber. The renowned Capt. Gabby, a vintage 42 ft. wooden trawler, converted and outfitted as a popular kayak cruiser, will be anchored in the river offering kayak fishing from the pier. This is an all-inclusive event with all food & beverage tastings included in ticket price. 6-10 p.m. $65. Gascoigne Bluff, 1000 Arthur J. Moore Dr. (912) 638-7685 or ssbbqfirebox.com/event/southern-soul-bbq-dinner.

October 5:
CoastFest 2019! Georgia’s largest celebration of our state’s coastal natural resources is ready to take center stage! The 25th edition of this annual event will take place at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick on Saturday, October 5th from 10 am ’til 4pm. Over 70 interactive environmental, educational and resource organizations from around the southeast will offer visitors a chance to learn about Georgia’s coastal resources and have some fun at the same time. At CoastFest 2019 you can put your hands into the touch tanks ..learn boating safety …learn to kayak …take part in living history demonstrations …watch cannon firings … see the CoastFest student art contest entries …hold live snakes or an alligator …learn about oyster habitat restoration …try your hand at archery …tour the US Coast Guard boats …walk up to a bull moose, a bear, an elk, a wolf….and much, much more! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bay Street at Gloucester St. (912) 264-7218 or coastalgadnr.org/CoastFest.

October 6:
Rhythm on the River, Tie Dyed Sunset! First Sunday: 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Sts. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. FREE! (912) 265-4032.

October 10-13:
The Great American Trailer Park Musical! When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, the storms begin to brew! $25/adult, $15/military, $10 student 18 and under. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Theislandplayers.com. (912) 638-0338. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr., St Simons Island.

October 12-13:
ANNUAL OCTOBER 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.

October 13:
Join us for our special Halloween edition of Movie on the Green with “The House with a Clock in its Walls”. Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat through the Beach Village shops from 6 to 7 p.m. It’s the perfect trick-or-treating event for families and kids of all ages. Short distances between shops, wide and flat walking paths, and the safety of a controlled space. Movie starts at 7 p.m. 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.

October 13:
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.

October 17-20:
The Great American Trailer Park Musical! When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, the storms begin to brew! $25/adult, $15/military, $10 student 18 and under. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Theislandplayers.com. (912) 638-0338. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr., St Simons Island.

October 17:
Island Art Crawl! 4-7 p.m. 4 galleries will be open until 7 for the public. Wine, demonstrations, music during the event. Free! Call Art Trends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Rd., at (912) 268-4761 for more information.

October 19:
Sixth Annual “Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge”! Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers Automobile Club. Vehicle Entry Fee: $20 includes park fee and catered lunch. Regular Tickets: Adults, $8; Students, $5 and under 5 is free admission. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. gastateparks.org/hofwylbroadfieldplantation. Rain date: December 7. Don’t forget bug spray! Proceeds benefit Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, 5556 US-17, Brunswick, a State Historic Site. Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

October 19:
Cannon’s Point Preserve Five-Year Anniversary Celebration! Cannon’s Point Rd. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Parking is limited. We encourage you to bike into the Preserve or carpool with friends and family. Please plan to bring your own picnic lunch, snacks, and water. With no trash cans on site, remember to pack it in and pack it out! (912) 638-9109 or goldenisles.com/event/cannons-point-preserve-five-year-anniversary-celebration.

October 30-November 1:
Georgia-Florida Golf Classic! Pre-game for the SEC college football showdown between the red & black and orange & blue on Jekyll Island. This decades-long tradition is the Georgia-Florida rivalry itself. Become part of the tradition of mixing golf, food, and fun at the 39th annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic. Wednesday: Practice Round. Thursday: Tournament Day. Friday: Tournament Day. Jekyll Island Golf Club, 322 Captain Wylly Rd. Tournament Package Cost: $220 per player. More information: jekyllisland.com/signatureevents/georgia-florida-golf-classic/.

 

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Salt Marsh Transformation!

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History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

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