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

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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

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

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.

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

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

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

Photography Classes. Basics, digital, iPhone, Photoshop, etc. Led by Barbara Marie Kraus. Various dates, times, prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Brunswick Farmer’s Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 1530 Newcastle St. 8 a.m.-dark. (912) 262-6665 or

Rotary Club of St. Simons Island meets at 1 p.m., at the Sea Palms Convention Center, 5445 Frederica Rd.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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!

September 1:
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

September 1:
It’s the Annual Ice Cream Churn-off at Ashantilly Center, 15591 GA Hwy 99 in Darien from 4-6p.m.! This family-friendly event includes Ice cream churn ice cream, live music, raffle, and a jewelry sale. A $5 admission fee includes 3 tastes, and you can purchase an additional 3 for $5 more. We veteran tasters know you’re in for a treat and some creative flavors. Our friends from Sugar Marsh Cottage Confectionery have been known to bring their A game! You need only bring your chairs, some cash, and adventurous tastebuds. Proceeds benefit the care and upkeep of Ashantilly Center. For more information or to enter the churn-off, call (912) 437-4473 or visit

September 1:
The Sensational Sounds of Motown have been entertaining audiences throughout the Southeast for nearly 20 years with their excellent, high-energy performances. The band is comprised of six veteran musicians with an impressive list of touring and performance credits under their belts. You’ll hear Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Sly Stone… and that’s just in the first set! Concerts are from 7 to 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum, 610 Beachview Dr. Check our website,, or the Coastal Georgia Historical Society Facebook page for news and weather updates during the concert season.

September 4:
The Literary Guild Film Series presents Shoplifters Japan 2018; directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. 7-9 p.m. 120 minutes; rated R; in Japanese with English subtitles. St Simons Island Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr.. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs.

September 7:
Enjoy the sounds of summer during the Beach Village Music Series. The Village Green will come alive with Free Spirits Orchestra. 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

September 7:
2nd Annual Kids’ Art Fair Creation stations with art projects, story time, refreshments and lots of fun activities for young artists! 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Glynn Visual Arts 106 Island Dr., St Simons Island. Free. (912) 638-8770 or

September 9:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Cultural Arts Lunch & Learn Lecture Series! Bring your lunch and come learn with us! 12-1:30 p.m. Glynn Visual Arts 106 Island Drive St Simons Island. $20. (912) 638-8770 or

September 10:
Empty Bowl Class! Come make a bowl and help feed the hungry! Hand built bowls made in these classes are donated to be sold at the Empty Bowl fundraising event for America’s Second Harvest on November 5th, 2019 Last year the Empty Bowl Event raised enough money to provide over 9,000 meals for the hungry in Glynn County! 6-7:30 p.m. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Dr., St. Simons Island. $30. or (912) 638-8770.

September 13-15:
Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island will host “The Art of Marriage: Getting to the Heart of God’s Design.” Topics will be: God’s Good Plan for Marriage, Surprise, You Married a Sinner!, Really Knowing Each Other and Going the Distance Together. Guest Speakers will be Jose Alvarez, former Atlanta Braves pitcher and his wife Michelle have served with FamilyLife Ministries speaking in marriage conferences for over 20 years. Early Bird Registration until May 31: $545 per couple. After June 1: $595 per couple. or (912) 638-8688.

September 13:
Golf Tournament Registration & Sponsorships Now Available! We’re excited to announce the 34th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament! The tournament will be held on Friday, at Heritage Oaks Golf Club, 126 Clipper Bay. You’re invited to participate as a golfer, sponsor or volunteer- we’d love to have you involved because there’s no better place to do business than on the golf course! If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Lewis. Click here for Team Registration & Sponsorships.

September 14:
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

September 18:
The Literary Guild Film Series presents Wonder USA 2017; directed by Stephen Chbosky. 7-9 p.m. 110 minutes; PG. The Literary Guild Film Series presents Wonder USA 2017; directed by Stephen Chbosky. 110 minutes; PG. St Simons Island Casino Theater. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs.

September 20-22:
Shrimp & Grits Festival! The Shrimp & Grits Festival on Jekyll Island is a weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp and grits. The festival features a cook-off, craft brew fest, VIP lounge, cooking demonstrations, book signings, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and a kid‐friendly fun zone. This is a must-attend Jekyll Island festival for any food lover, and it just gets better every year. However, the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased during this event. The fee is an additional $4 per daily/weekly pass; annual passes are not impacted. For additional information on the fee increase, please visit Park Entry & Parking Passes. Friday, 4-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jekyll Island Club Hotel, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-5155 or

September 20:
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every day, an average of 43 children under the age of 20 in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer. A quarter of them will not survive the disease. In spite of the fact that cancer remains the number one disease killer of children in the U.S., only 4% of federal government cancer research funding is dedicated to it. The only way to make that change is by continuing to raise awareness. You can help by coming out to Gnat’s Landing, 310 Redfern Village on September 20 from 6-10 p.m. for the 5th Annual Redfern Goes Gold event. Enjoy good food and drinks, some live music, and help raise money for Team Alexa Fighting Back benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer by bidding on some awesome raffle items. Follow the Redfern Goes Gold event page on Facebook for updates and other ways to support.

September 23-26:
Autumn Adventures “With Respect and Honor .” The Coastal Heritage Society, the Massie Heritage Center, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and Fort Frederica National Monument invite you to experience a unique “hands on” history lesson. Spend one day in Savannah and another on St. Simons Island. Learn about 3 centuries of history as you visit the World War II Home Front Museum; St. Simons Lighthouse Museum; Fort Frederica National Monument; Christ Church, Frederica; Massie Heritage Center; Georgia State Railroad Museum; Battlefield Memorial Park and the Savannah History Museum. Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA.

September 26:
Coastal Symphony of Georgia Concert! 8-9 p.m. Opening performance of the 2019-20 season under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor, Michelle Merrill. Brunswick High School Auditorium, 3885 Altama Ave. Tickets: $40. To guarantee ticket availability, consider purchasing a season ticket (four performances) for $129.

September 26:
Business After Hours! Who says business can’t be fun?? The Greenhouse, 100 Garden, Grove Lane. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $7 members, $10 non-members. Bring your co-workers, friends and PLENTY of business cards – we have LOTS of drawings and door prizes to give away!
Danielle Lewis or

September 28-29:
Since 1969. This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 46th year hosting this beautiful Fine Arts and Crafts Festival now known as Art Under the Oaks. True to tradition, artists will hail from around the region representing a wide range of mediums. 70 artists and craftsmen will present a variety of original two dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal and glass – all available for purchase. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists and connect with them about their artwork.  In addition to beautiful artwork, free kids craft activities, great food vendors and live music will make it an entertaining weekend for all. In the afternoon bring a chair and enjoy some live music performed by some of our favorite local musicians! Featuring Kellie Parr Saturday afternoon and The Island Strummers Sunday afternoon. Festival is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Postell Park, 530 Beachview Drive. or (912) 638-8770.

September 28:
Movie on the Green presents “Bumblebee”! Movie starts at 7:30 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


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Every Day Is Reason to “Shell-e-brate” at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island!

Through sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education programs, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will increase awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, promote responsibility for ecosystem health and empower individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment. HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Holidays Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED […]

Shrimp & Grits with Tasso Ham Cream Sauce!

This is a traditional Georgia Shrimp and Grits recipe, and why would you have it any other way? If you are visiting and have never tried this dish, please do so! I know you will fall in love with this tasty Georgia treat! If you are a resident of the area, I am sure you […]

Salt Marsh Transformation!

Surrounded by a mostly evergreen maritime forest, the salt marsh reveals the arrival of spring in very subtle ways. As each day gets longer and warmer, we witness a transformation in both the plants and animals that fill the salt marsh eco-system. Looking across the broad expanse of marsh, the low lying field of grey-brown […]

Oysters Stand Apart as a Sea Island Delicacy!

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History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

The First Lighthouse (1810) On October 17, 1804, John Couper, a plantation owner on St. Simons Island, deeded four acres of his land, known as “Couper’s Point,” at the south end of the island for one dollar to the Federal government for the construction of a lighthouse. James Gould of Massachusetts was hired in 1807 […]


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