January 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.

Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 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.

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.

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!

January 1–February 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.

January 2-February 16:
R : I : S : E! New photographic and sculpture exhibition with works by Paula Eubanks and Syd Summerhill. Opening Reception, January 10, 5:30-7 p.m. Glynn Visual Arts Center, 106 Island Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.org.

January 3–31:
The works of painter Robin Garrison and potters Norm and Lesley Hughes and Paul Christian will be featured during the Jekyll Island Arts Association’s January exhibit at the Goodyear Cottage, 321 Riverview Drive on Jekyll Island, Jan. 3-31. Goodyear Cottage is open weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. jekyllartsassociation.org.

January 3–February 18:
“The Roads Less Traveled” photography exhibit by Robert A. Kelterborn. The 30 photographs in this show are representative of his past 50 years as an amateur photographer. The subjects are of the less noticed scenes along the back roads depicting the local vernacular. They are mostly from the South with Glynn County well represented. Robert A. Kelterborn began photographing his surroundings during high school in Garden City, NY (1968). He studied Photographic Science and Technology and received degrees from State University of New York and Rochester Institute of Technology. During a 45-year career in the printing industry he remained an avid amateur photographer. Currently he is an associate member of The South Street Photography Group of Atlanta, GA led by Chip Simone, is an Artist member of Glynn Visual Arts, and member of the Coastal Photographers Guild. Exhibit recurs daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau, in association with Glynn Visual Arts, 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. (912) 638-9014.

January 4-20:
The Island Players presents Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors! Directed by Richard Elichuk; Elle Woodcock, Assistant Director. One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight. Playing: January 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinees: 6, 13, 20, 3 p.m. 530 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-0338 or https://www.theislandplayers.com.

January 9:
War of the Buttons! France, 2011, Directed by Christopher Barratier. In occupied France Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who’s Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathizers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what’s happening. In French with English subtitles; 100 minutes. 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/.

January 14:
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.

January 15-February 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.

January 18:
Jekyll Island Marathon(JIM) & 1ok. Considered the “Jewel” of Georgia, Jekyll Island is the ideal location to host the JIM. The JIM course will showcase the natural beauty of the island and take runners past historic landmarks. Runners will pass under the canopies of the majestic live oaks, past the beauty of the salt marshes, and wide open beaches. The course will also transport runners to an earlier time when they pass through the Jekyll Island Club National Historic Landmark. This landmark is one of the largest ongoing restoration projects in the southeastern United States and attracts visitors from around the world. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or this will be your first you won’t want to miss the opportunity to run the JIM! (912) 635-3636 or jekyllislandmarathon.com.

January 18-19:
Sea Island Creativity Conference! Feed your inspiration and ideas. Engage with extraordinary thinkers and innovators from the arts, sciences, and media during Sea Island’s very own creativity weekend. The two-day program includes talks, Q&A, and socializing with visionaries across many different fields. Lectures are complimentary for Resort Guests and Sea Island Club Members. The Cloister, 100 Cloister Dr., Sea Island, GA. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Reservations required, (855) 572-4975 or https://www.seaisland.com/event/creativity-conference/.

January 19:
St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast! The Land Trust is thrilled to announce that the 19th annual Oyster Roast has been scheduled for Saturday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. This annual event is one that the SSLT team and members, along with the entire island community, look forward to each year. It is a night of food, fun and community, and none of it would be possible without the help of our volunteers, donors and sponsors. Last year’s event was a smashing success and we look forward to another fantastic evening! Tickets are $85 for non-members, and $60 for members. We hope to see you there! (912) 638-9109 or sslt.org.

January 20:
Coastal Wedding Showcase,Sunday, January 20,  1 – 5 p.m. You’ve said “yes,” and now it’s time to plan the first day of your “Happily Ever After!”  We know wedding planning can be overwhelming – so many choices, so many deadlines!  So, we’d like to make it easier for you to get started.  You are invited to join us for the Coastal Wedding Showcase, hosted by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort located at 201 Arnold Road on St. Simons Island, Georgia. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with all the players – all in one place – who can make your vision a reality. The King and Prince has hand-selected an exclusive list of wedding professionals to showcase their creative talents. You will be able to see their work and make informed decisions to ensure your wedding is exactly the way you’ve always dreamed. Click here to learn more or here to RSVP and purchase ($10) tickets. (912) 268-5000.

January 22:
RISING SEA LEVEL PREDICTIONS: WHAT THEY MIGHT MEAN FOR GLYNN COUNTY? Experts from the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, and the National Park Service, alongside the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and United Community Bank will deliver information and reports tailored to Glynn County. The emphasis of all presenters will be on the meaningful steps individuals, businesses and governmental entities can take to plan for the risks and the effects of rising seas in the near, middle and long-term future. 8:30–11 a.m. College of Coastal Georgia Terry Thomas Auditorium, One College Dr. FREE. Space is limited – Click to RSVP, or call (912) 268-2561.

January 24:
Business After Hours! Who says business can’t be fun?? Wee Pub Brunswick, 267 Village At Glynn Pl. 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! [email protected] or bgicoc.com.

January 25:
A Street Cat Named Bob! UK, 2016, directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Based on the international best selling book. The delightful true feel good story of how James Bowen, a London busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. 103 minutes. 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/.

January 26:
Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 1-mile Fun Run and 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. The motorcycle ride will begin at 9 a.m. The pooch parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. The Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bay & Gloucester St. stewbilee.com.

January 27:
“La Boheme” at The Ritz Theatre, Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3 p.m. “La Bohème” is the most frequently performed opera in the world and contains some of opera’s most beautiful and compelling music. Peach State Opera’s production follows the precarious but colorful life choices of a group of friends (artists, musicians, writers, and working girls) experiencing love and loss in the Paris. The Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., in downtown Brunswick. For more information, go to goldenislesarts.org or call (912) 262-6934.

January 27:
The ART of FOOD! Glynn Visual Arts presents a progressive dinner filled with amazing art, music and specially prepared food and beverage. The “Art of the Cocktail” will kick off the evening along with hors d’oeuvres from Golden Isles Olive Oil Co. at the Glynn Visual Arts Center, 106 Island Dr. Following a quick trolley ride, Georgia Sea Grill will present a custom menu of artfully presented courses, each with the perfect complementary wine. The evening culminates with an exciting auction featuring incredible art and experiences! Space is limited. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.org.

January 29:
The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Maggie Toussaint and Confound It, Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 a.m. This award-winning Darien author is a scientist by training and a romantic at heart who loves to solve puzzles. Maggie writes romantic suspense and mysteries under her own name and science fiction under her pen name, Rigel Carson. She is a member of Washington Romance Writers, First Coast Romance Writers, Southeast Mystery Writers of America and Low Country Sisters in Crime. Where: Room 108, Casino Building, 550 Beachview Dr. Cost: Free to Literary Guild members; $10 for guests. Please make a reservation by going to litguildssi.org/events and scrolling to the appropriate event.

January 29-Febrary 1:
Join Bishops Sue Haupert-Johnson (North Georgia), Ken Carter (Florida), James Swanson (Mississippi) and Lawson Bryan (South Georgia) for Epworth By The Sea’s Winter Conference 2019. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, Vice President for Vocation and Formation and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Canoeing the Mountains, Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, will be the keynote speaker. Register early as we believe demand will be high. Further information about faculty, preachers and curriculum will be announced shortly. Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur Moore Dr. epworthbythesea.org or (912) 638-8688.

January 30:
Won’t You Be My Neighbor! USA, 2018, directed by Morgan Neville. This documentary reveals why a Mr. Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister from Pittsburgh, deserves such attention. The director has gifted audiences with an emotionally intelligent film about a television personality who reverenced children and bequeathed to them his spiritual vision of love, kindness, caring, compassion, respect, and much more. 134 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/.

January 31:
Business EXPO, Glynn County’s largest annual business trade show, is just around the corner! This signature Chamber event attracts more than 600 attendees, so sign up early to exhibit. As an exhibitor at this year’s Business EXPO, you’ll interact one-on-one with potential clients to showcase products or services and generate lucrative business leads. We’re enhancing this year’s Business EXPO with live musical entertainment by the duo Chrispy & Coco and “pop up” small business counseling by SCORE’s small business mentors. With an anticipated 100+ booths, sign up early for the best rates and for guaranteed participation in EXPO. 5-7:30 p.m. Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 Beachview Dr., N. brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com.

January 31:
Atwater-Donnelly in Concert, Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. The widely acclaimed folk music and dance duo comprised of Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly create beautiful harmonies of traditional American and Celtic folk music on an astounding array of instruments. The Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., in downtown Brunswick. For more information, go to goldenislesarts.org or call (912) 262-6934.

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