January 2020 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. $10 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (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. (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:
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:
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.

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.

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:
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 29:
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. Island Treasures are always hidden in plain view, in public spaces. Beach Buddies will never place a treasure in the dunes, marshes, animal habitats or private property. And, each weekend, Beach Buddies will double the number of globes hidden around the island. 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 1:
New Year’s Eve Celebration: Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Join us for a special New Year’s Eve version of “Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation”. Celebrate the New Year with an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most 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. At the stroke of midnight, welcome 2020 by ringing the historic plantation bell and having a sip of sparkling cider. 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. The event is part of the nationwide “First Day Hike” initiative. Gates will open at 9:30 p.m. Program begins promptly at 10 p.m. and will end at 12:30 a.m. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Walk will be about 1 mile on flat ground. Reservations are required to attend. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick. Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. $15. Call 912-264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.

January 2-4:
Jekyll Island 44th Annual Bluegrass Festival! RHONDA VINCENT & The Rage, THE MALPASS BROTHERS, DOYLE LAWSON & Quicksilver, Russell Moore & IIIRD TYME OUT, THE GIBSON BOTHERS, MC SHERRY BOYD and more! The 44th Annual Bluegrass Festival features award winning bluegrass and the excellence shaped and molded over 4 plus decades. The shows are held in the comfort of the beautiful Convention Center off the coast of a breath taking view of the Atlantic Ocean. If you have never been there, please consider experiencing it with us. Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 North Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island. Noon to 10 p.m. Don’t wait, make reservations today! (386) 385-3500 or www.adamsbluegrass.com.

January 2:
Families In Nature New Year’s Hike! Make this year’s New Year’s resolution to spend more time in nature with your family! Families of all ages are invited to join us as we leave the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind and get our blood pumping to start the new year out on the right step. We’ll explore the trails and learn about the maritime forest, its importance to the island, and the critters that call it home. This is a time to enjoy the beauty of our coast in winter as we begin a new year together. Cannon’s Point Preserve, Cannon Point Rd., St. Simons Island. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Advance reservations are required! Please reserve your spot at bit.ly/38jww8E.

January 3-5, 10-12, 17-19:
The Island Players presents Drop Dead! An odd-ball cast of has-been actors try to revive their careers in Drop Dead!, a potboiler murder mystery under the direction of the “Wonder Child of Broadway”, Victor Le Pewe. At the dress rehearsal, the set falls, props break, and a murder occurs. But the show must go on! During the opening night performance, the murders continue. The remaining thespians must save the show and their careers, solve the mystery, and stay alive for curtain call. Directed by Gregory Santoro. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 3 p.m. 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. (912) 638-0338 or theislandplayers.com/.

January 4:
Polar Plunge! How brave are you? Take a dip in the icy waters of the Neptune Park Fun Zone Pool to find out. This free event has been a favorite for thrill seekers for the past 5 years. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m., and the plunge is at 12 noon. There will be hot chocolate to warm you up after your chilly dip. Neptune Park Fun Zone, 550 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island.

January 8:
Stan & Ollie (Rated PG). Stan and Ollie. UK, 2018, directed by Jon S. Baird. Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain. 100 minutes; Rated PG. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. 7-9 p.m. St. Simons Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr., St Simons Island.

January 10:
Moon Rise at ECHO! ECHO, 101 Downing St., is consistently voted as “Best View From a Restaurant” in Elegant Island Living’s Annual “Best Of” issue so why not have a celebration watching the Moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean? Each month ECHO will feature unique cocktails along with a special menu highlighting a local vendor the night of the Full Moon. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd. (912) 638-3631 or kingandprince.com/.

January 11:
Meet the Author Claire Cook! The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Never Too Late: New Year Reinvention Workshop with Claire Cook. Join reinvention expert, Claire, as she shares what she has learned on her journey that might help you on your own. She is the author of Must Love Dogs and has been featured on the Today Show. 10 a.m., to noon. Books will be sold by GJFord Bookshop. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation by going to litguildssi.org/events. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. St. Simons Casino Building, 550 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island.

January 15:
Literary Guild Film Series The Wanderer! The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Wanderer: A Film Presentation with Tyler Bagwell. In 1858, luxury yacht “Wanderer” transported captives from the Congo River to Jekyll Island. Before the journey, a Savannah slave owner covertly purchased the yacht to transport enslaved Africans to Georgia. “Viewers will learn about an important Coastal Georgia event and how it shaped our community,” says Bagwell. ”Today, descendants of Wanderer captives reside on St. Simons Island, Brunswick and Darien.” 7 p.m. Free, but a $3 donation is requested to help defray costs. St. Simons Casino Theater, 530 Beachview Dr., St Simons Island. litguildssi.org/events.

January 18:
Annual St Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Enjoy Food and Drinks from more than 50 local restaurants and vendors.
Music by Michael Hulett. All Proceeds from the Oyster Roast help to manage and maintain the more than 1,000 acres in our trust and help to fulfill our Mission of preserving and protecting the natural and scenic character of St. Simons for present and future generations. Tickets on Sale Now! Non-Member Price — $85 per person. Member Price — $60 per person.* *Restrictions apply: ONLY for current and new members; not to exceed 4 tickets per household. If you are unsure of your membership status, please call 912.638.9109 or email rkitchen@sslt.org. Note: Heavy rain or severe weather conditions will cancel the event. (Light or scattered showers will not dampen the spirits of our volunteers and vendors, and the event will remain a “go!”) (912) 638-9109 or http://www.sslt.org/.

January 19:
A Taste of Glynn! For 20 delicious years, A Taste of Glynn has brought together the Golden Isles’ most talented chefs and caterers to showcase their talents at the historic King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Add to the evening’s enjoyment with a much-anticipated Silent Auction offering a coveted assortment of finds from vacations to jewelry, original works of art to gourmet delicacies. A Taste of Glynn is more than a treasured local tradition. While the food is sublime and the oceanfront setting is legendary, the most unforgettable offering of the evening is hope. The event is the primary fundraiser for the Glynn Community Crisis Center/Amity House, which serves victims of domestic violence and their children. While you enjoy the finest food in the region, in the company of family and friends, you also help provide vital programs and shelter for those who are building a new life free from abuse and fear. 5-8 p.m. King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd. (912) 264-1348 or http://www.atasteofglynn.com/.

January 19:
Jekyll Island Marathon and 10K! 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! Marathon (26.2 miles), Half Marathon (13.1) & 10K. For more information, jekyllislandmarathon.com/?fbclid=IwAR1fXIytNg6YTZNZ-dfYKfYQjsJqG7oPdHi8_EcEz4_zwtWdaX_s44aCov4.

January 24:
Woman at War (Not Rated), 7-9 p.m. Iceland, 2018, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland—but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life. 100 minutes; Not Rated; in Icelandic with English subtitles. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. St. Simons Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr., St Simons Island.

January 25:
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 a 9 a.m., Motor Cycle Ride, 10 a.m., Live Music – Pier Pressure, 10:15 a.m., Pooch Parade, 12:15 p.m., Live Music – 3 Day Weekend, 11 a.m.-2: p.m., Brunswick Rockin’ Stew Tasting. Pre-Sale Tickets are available at the following locations: Troy University, Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Georgia Health System, Ritz Theatre, Brunswick News, St. Simons Boys & Girls Club, Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center, Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ameris Bank (Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, and Brunswick Community Road locations) – Presale tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Day of event ticket prices are $10 adults and $5 children. Bay & Gloucester St. stewbilee.com.

January 26-29:
Epworth by the Sea Winter Conference! Keynote Speaker: LEN WILSON, Creative Director at St. Andrew UMC, a large church in Plano, TX. He is a storyteller and expert strategist in communications and creativity in church life. After General Conference 2019, each church will need a clear, concise, creative and compelling message and brand to effectively communicate who they are and where they stand. Len will lead us through a comprehensive process to develop and implement your own strategy, while improving all phases of communication and creativity in your ministry. He will also share his insights on church growth as the compiler of the list of the “Top 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches”. Len is author of the book Think Like A Five Year Old. We recommend registering early as we believe demand will be high. Further information about faculty, preachers and curriculum will be announced shortly. View Rates and Register Now! Call (912) 638-8688 for More information or epworthbythesea.org.

March 2020 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. $12 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (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. (912) 264-7333 for more information.

OnGoing:
Visual Art Classes for all Ages! Ranging from drawing to pottery to painting to photography, led by a variety of artists. Price and time varies. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.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:
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.

Ongoing:
Latin and Ballroom Group Dance Classes! Swing, salsa, cha-cha, waltz, rumba, foxtrot and more. Times and locations vary. Golden Isles Dancers, (912) 634-8219 or ssidancer@gmail.com or dancegoldenisles.com.

Third Wednesdays:
Eco-Lecture Series! 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. 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.

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 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!

March 2:
Meet the Author Melissa Cooper! Dr. Melissa Cooper and Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination. The Rutger’s historian and author discusses her book, an intellectual and cultural history that examines the emergence of “the Gullah” in scholarly and popular works during the 1920s and the 1930s. Using Sapelo Island as a case study, Cooper’s manuscript explores the forces that inspired interest in black southerners’ African heritage during the period and also looks at the late twentieth, and twenty-first-century legacies of the works that first made Sapelo Islanders famous. G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of the book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book and have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it and then donate it for our annual book sale or the library? 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation by going to litguildssi.org/events. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. St. Simons Casino Building, 550 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island.

March 4:
Meet the Author In the Casino Theater. Steve Berry and The Warsaw Protocol: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 15). Always a crowd-pleaser, the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen Cotton Malone novels, four stand-alone, and several works of short fiction, Steve has 25 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. He visits the Guild to talk about his latest book, due out in February 2020. In The Warsaw Protocol Cotton witnesses the theft of one the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, which are disappearing from sanctuaries across the world. He learns from his old boss that a private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered to the highest bidder—blackmail that both the United States and Russia want, but for vastly different reasons. G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of the book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book and have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it and then donate it for our annual book sale or the library? 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation by going to litguildssi.org/events. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. St. Simons Casino Building, 550 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island.

March 6-8, 13-15, 20-22:
The Island Players presents Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van by Mary Lynn Dobson. Directed by David Butler. Sometimes the best show isn’t onstage but in the parking lot. That’s the case in Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van, a comedy where the point of view this time comes from the unsung heroes who call the show, man the spotlights, sew the costumes, count the tickets and suffer through every flubbed line, forgotten prop and missed cue. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 3 p.m. 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. (912) 638-0338 or theislandplayers.com/.

March 7:
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.

March 9-15:
Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival! Join us for the 35th year of the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival during the week of March 9-15, 2020. The week will consist of wine tastings/educational events as well as wine dinners throughout the island. The Sip and Stroll will be on Thursday, March 12th, the Grand Tasting will be Friday night, March 13th and the Public Tasting will be Saturday, March 14, all located in and around the iconic Harbour Town in Sea Pines Resort. Schedule of Events: Sip & Stroll; March 12, 1-4 p.m., Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Stay Gold: A Lowcountry Wine, Food and Music Experience; March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Grand Tasting; March 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Harbour Town Clubhouse. Public Tasting; March 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Beachside Brunch and Bubbles; March 15, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Sea Pines Beach Club. For additional information, please visit hiltonheadwineandfood.com.

March 9:
Moon Rise at ECHO! ECHO, 101 Downing St., is consistently voted as “Best View From a Restaurant” in Elegant Island Living’s Annual “Best Of” issue so why not have a celebration watching the Moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean? Each month ECHO will feature unique cocktails along with a special menu highlighting a local vendor the night of the Full Moon. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd. (912) 638-3631 or kingandprince.com/.

March 13:
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. 6:30 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.

March 14:
The 2020 Turtle Crawl 5k and 10k races and one-mile Fun Run, Great Dunes Beach Park! Turtle Crawl was created in 2003 as a fundraiser for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC). Since that time, the event and its participants have raised more than $100,000 to help save sea turtles. In just 11 years of operation, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center has provided care for more than 3,000 patients, including a variety of sea turtle species and other coastal wildlife. GSTC has also provided environmental education for more than 1,200 groups, and last year welcomed more than 109,000 guests in the Center from near and far. Ghost Crawler option has been added to allow people who can’t participate in the event to support GSTC and receive a race shirt. Great Dunes Beach Park is located on N. Beachview Drive, between the Jekyll Island Convention Center and Tortuga Jack’s. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.

March 21-22:
St. Simons Island SPRING INVITATIONAL Arts & Crafts Market! 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. FREE! Postell Park, 532 Beachview Dr. (912) 262-0628 or (912) 280-0023 or stsimonsislandartshow@gmail.com or https://www.soglogallery.com/art-shows.

March 21:
67th Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes! Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Frederica present the 67th Annual Tour of Homes on St. Simons and Sea Islands. The Episcopal Churchwomen of Christ Church Frederica welcome you to St. Simons and Sea Island. Your tour ticket purchase enables ECW to reach out in tangible ways to the needs of our community. Tour funds are devoted to area charities, primarily those geared to women and children in need. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 on tour day. Christ Church, Frederica, 6329 Frederica Rd. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For full details on the tour stops and to plan your tour day visit www.christchurchtourofhomes.org or (912) 638-8683.

March 21:
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. 6:30 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.

March 26-April 11:
The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Savannah Music Festival! Discover all the music coming to Savannah next spring by browsing our website which features video and audio samples for each performance. See the entire festival lineup and get your tickets now! Special Offers, Ticket Discounts & Deals! Learn more about unique ticket discount packages, discounts for locals and children and how to save on purchases of tickets to three performances or more. Plan your Visit SavannahMusicFestival.org has all the info you need to learn more about our concert venues, to book a place to stay, to find a place to eat or drink and more. Start Planning!

March 27:
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. 6:30 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.

March 30:
Sound Bites presented by The Coastal Symphony of Georgia presents — Improvisations in a Secret Study. Visual images are conjured by a bassoon, contrabassoon and electric instruments. A captivating concept by Anthony Anurca! 7-9 p.m. $45. Reid’s Apothecary, 1618 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Reservations contact cemde7714@gmail.com or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

March 31:
Meet the Author Susan Zurenda and Bells for Eli. After teaching literature, composition, and creative writing to thousands of high school and college students for 33 years, Susan turned her attention to putting a novel in her heart on paper, the genesis of which started with a short story that won a fiction prize some years ago. Bells for Eli will be released March 2, 2020. During her years of teaching at Spartanburg Community College and then as an AP English teacher at Spartanburg High School, Susan published short stories and won numerous regional awards such as the South Carolina Fiction Prize (twice), the Porter Fleming Competition, The Southern Writers Symposium Emerging Writers Fiction Contest, The Hub City Hardegree Contest in Fiction, Alabama Conclave First Novel Chapter Contest, and The Jubilee Writing Competition (twice). Since 2018, she has published six stories in literary magazines. G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of the book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book and have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it and then donate it for our annual book sale or the library? 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation by going to litguildssi.org/events. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. St. Simons Casino Building, 550 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island.

April 2020 Stsimonsisland.com Calendar of Events

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. $12 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (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. (912) 264-7333 for more information.

OnGoing:
Visual Art Classes for all Ages! Ranging from drawing to pottery to painting to photography, led by a variety of artists. Price and time varies. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.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:
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.

Ongoing:
Latin and Ballroom Group Dance Classes! Swing, salsa, cha-cha, waltz, rumba, foxtrot and more. Times and locations vary. Golden Isles Dancers, (912) 634-8219 or ssidancer@gmail.com or dancegoldenisles.com.

Third Wenesdays:
Eco-Lecture Series! 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. 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.

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 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!

April 1-11:
The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Savannah Music Festival! Discover all the music coming to Savannah next spring by browsing our website which features video and audio samples for each performance. See the entire festival lineup and get your tickets now! Special Offers, Ticket Discounts & Deals! Learn more about unique ticket discount packages, discounts for locals and children and how to save on purchases of tickets to three performances or more. Plan your Visit SavannahMusicFestival.org has all the info you need to learn more about our concert venues, to book a place to stay, to find a place to eat or drink and more. Start Planning!

April 7:
Moon Rise at ECHO! ECHO, 101 Downing St., is consistently voted as “Best View From a Restaurant” in Elegant Island Living’s Annual “Best Of” issue so why not have a celebration watching the Moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean? Each month ECHO will feature unique cocktails along with a special menu highlighting a local vendor the night of the Full Moon. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd. (912) 638-3631 or kingandprince.com/.

April 18:
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. 7 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.

April 25:
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. 7 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.

May 2020 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. $12 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (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:
Visual Art Classes for all Ages! Ranging from drawing to pottery to painting to photography, led by a variety of artists. Price and time varies. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.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:
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.

Ongoing:
Latin and Ballroom Group Dance Classes! Swing, salsa, cha-cha, waltz, rumba, foxtrot and more. Times and locations vary. Golden Isles Dancers, (912) 634-8219 or ssidancer@gmail.com or dancegoldenisles.com.

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

Third Wednesdays:
Eco-Lecture Series! 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. 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.

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 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!

May 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.

May 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 cool! 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.

May 1-3, 8-10, 15-17:
The Island Players presents Wrong Window. “Wrong WIndow!” pays homage to the Master of Horror Alfred Hitchcock with this comedy whodunit.Off and On New York couple Marnie and Jeff enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they see their cross-courtyard neighbor do away with his wife.After they draw their torn curtain,the lady vanishes, and suspicion places murder beyonda shadow of a doubt. The bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbor’s apartment – 39 steps away- and the fun begins.Among multiple door-slammimgs, body snatchings, and a frantic flashlight chase scene, two questions remain:Who killed Lila Larswald? And… if she’s not dead…then who is? Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 3 p.m. 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. (912) 638-0338 or theislandplayers.com/.

May 7:
Moon Rise at ECHO! ECHO, 101 Downing St., is consistently voted as “Best View From a Restaurant” in Elegant Island Living’s Annual “Best Of” issue so why not have a celebration watching the Moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean? Each month ECHO will feature unique cocktails along with a special menu highlighting a local vendor the night of the Full Moon. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd. (912) 638-3631 or kingandprince.com/.

May 9:
MayFair! The 82nd Annual Mayfair, formerly known as the Brunswick Blessing of the Fleet, will take place at Mary Ross Park on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the actual blessing being held at 2 p.m.​ This one-day celebration is one of the best that Coastal Georgia has to offer with fresh seafood, local culture, boating, water sports, the shrimping industry, arts, crafts and variety of leisure activities. The festival will feature fun and games for the kids, fabulous food, music, great family entertainment, and a variety of artists and displays. brunswickblessing.com/.

May 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. 7 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.

May 25:
Taps at Twilight! Taps at Twilight will be celebrated on Memorial Day at 6:45 p.m. in St. Simons Island’s Pier Village at Neptune Park Bandstand, 550 Beachview Dr. This annual event is a Memorial Day Concert and Tribute. Admission is free as the Rotary’s gift to the community. You need only bring your chair.

February 2020 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. $10 for Adults, $5 for Ages 6-11. No admission charge for CGHS members and children under 6. (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. (912) 264-7333 for more information.

OnGoing:
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.

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

Tuesdays:
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 ssidancer@gmail.com 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.

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.

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:
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 1-29:
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:
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 4:
Island Concert Association Presents Konstantin Soukhovetski, pianist. He has gained experience and finesse since his last concert for us in 2009. 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way. (912) 638-2220 or islandconcertassociation.org.

February 7:
Whale Rider (Rated PG 13), 7-9 p.m. New Zealand, 2003, directed by Niki Caro. A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Pai. Although disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the village people, , 12 year old Pai remains certain of her calling and finds the strength to challenge her family and embraces a thousand years of tradition in order to fulfill her destiny. 101 minutes; Rated PG 13. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. St. Simons Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr., St Simons Island.

February 6-9:
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. Tickets are all-inclusive with beverage and culinary tastings for this boutique foodie event. Limited quantities advance discount tickets are still available online before January 31, 2020. Visit www.whiskeywineandwildlife.com for more information on events, W3 Weekend Getaway Packages and fun volunteer opportunities to get involved behind the scenes of the festival.

February 9:
Moon Rise at ECHO! ECHO, 101 Downing St., is consistently voted as “Best View From a Restaurant” in Elegant Island Living’s Annual “Best Of” issue so why not have a celebration watching the Moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean? Each month ECHO will feature unique cocktails along with a special menu highlighting a local vendor the night of the Full Moon. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd. (912) 638-3631 or kingandprince.com/.

February 11:
Island Concert Association Presents The Seraph Brass (2018 concert series). The members are all women and they are a powerful and entertaining group. 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way. (912) 638-2220 or islandconcertassociation.org.

February 14-16:
The 5th 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. Park your car! 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: Sheila Arnold, Andy Offutt Irwin, Anne Rutherford, Donald Davis, Bil Lepp – Emcee. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org/st-simons-island-storytelling-festival.

February 15:
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 15:
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 18:
Island Concert Association Presents Canadian violinist Claudia Schaer, a newcomer to the series with an impressive resume. 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way. (912) 638-2220 or islandconcertassociation.org.

February 18:
Meet the Author Dr. Jon Hershey discusses “In the Heart of the Sea”! “In the Heart of the Read: Disasters, Fish Stories, Outer Space, and the Manipulation of Truth.” Dr. Jon Hershey discusses how Herman Melville turned truth into great literature, and he wasn’t the only one. This presentation—part of The Big Read’s 2020 book, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick—takes a look at some of the ways true stories have become fantastic fiction. 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Free to Guild members; $10 to non-members. Please make a reservation by going to litguildssi.org/events. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND. St. Simons Casino Building, 550 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island.

February 19:
Best of Enemies (Rated PG 13), 7-9:30 p.m. USA, 2019, directed by Robin Bissell. A timely drama that centers on an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. Critics claim, “Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell soar in this riveting true story.” 133 minutes; Rated PG 13. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. St. Simons Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr., St Simons Island.

February 22:
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 25:
Island Concert Association Presents Bare Opera director Laetitia Ruccolo, returning and bringing Suchan Kim, Baritone and Liana Guberman, Mezzo Soprano, to join with her in presenting opera scenes. Rhonda Hambright will be participating as well. 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way. (912) 638-2220 or islandconcertassociation.org.

February 29:
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.

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