November 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 viewable 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. 5556 US HWY 17N, Brunswick, GA 31525. (912) 264-7333 for more information.
Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.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 glynnvisualarts.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.
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.
AdultPottery Classes, 9-11:30 a.m. & 6-8:30 p.m. Drop-In Class $30. 6 Classes for members $135. 6 Classes for non-members $150. Clay $25 for 25 lbs. All other supplies are provided in the studio. For more information, Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
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 $20. 6 Classes for members $100. 6 Classes for non-members $110. Clay $13 for 12 lbs. For more information, Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
This popular family-friendly music event takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. 1-7 p.m. 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!
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on select nights this fall. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, 5556 US Highway 17N (Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.) Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.
St. Simons Island Antique Show & Sale! Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more! 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. FREE! Postell Park, 532 Beachview Dr. (912) 571-9506 or www.stsimonsantiques.com/index.html.
Join us for the 2019 Altamaha Riverkeeper Clam Jam at 4 p.m. at the Village Creek Landing, 526 S. Harrington Rd, Saint Simons Island. Music, drinks, oysters, clams, BBQ and so much more. Incredible deals for unique gifts and getaways at our live and silent auctions. It’s a great evening for a great cause. Get your tickets now!
Join us from 6-10 p.m. for a lovely evening of boot scootin’ under the stars at the Blue Jean Ball. The festivities will be hosted at Sinclair Planation, the home of Robin and Davis Love. The night will be set under the oaks and lights as we begin the evening with Suzy and the Bird Dogs, then transition to music by DJ Weaver (Dr. John Weaver) and dancing. Enjoy delicious local food and an open bar. As the night progresses, you will have the opportunity to bid on an array of fantastic silent and live auction items. Last but not least, you do not have to worry about dressing up; just grab your favorite boots and jeans and come join the party! 6520 Frederica Road, St Simons Island. (912) 264-6246 or HSSCG.org/blue-jean-ball/.
Bring your shopping list and join us for the Holiday Open House from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall, 610 Beachview Dr., Saint Simons Island. Enjoy 20% off storewide and special members-only events throughout the day including breakfast, a wine tasting demonstration from 1–2 p.m.,and the chance to win a holiday door prize! New and exclusive merchandise will be introduced and select vendors will be displaying their latest products. Larry Hobbs will be available at 10 a.m.to sign copies of his books, “Coast Tales: True Historic Stories from Georgia’s Golden Isle”s and “A Historical Crash Course on Coastal Georgia and the Golden Isles.” Buddy Sullivan will be on hand at 11 a.m.to sign his new books, “Thomas Spalding – Antebellum Planter of Sapelo,” “Life & Labor on Butler Island: Rice Cultivation in the Altamaha Delta,” and “Blackbeard Island: A History.””Amy Roberts and co-author Patrick J. Holladay, Ph.D. will be there at 1 p.m. to sign copies of “Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles.” At 2 p.m., Pamela Muller, author of Neptune’s Honor, will be signing books. coastalgeorgiahistory.org.
Moonrise Dining at ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 101 Downing Street! Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. (912) 268-5967 or www.echostsimons.com.
November 14-17, 21-24, 28-30:
Explore the Tall Ship Lynx! Privateer Lynx is a replica of an 1812 privateer with the same name. The ship is out of Nantucket, Mass. that is owned and operated by the Lynx Educational Foundation. Tall Ship Lynx is a well respected and famous Top Sail Schooner Tall Ship. The Lynx mission is to teach the youth about maritime history during the 1812 war when was fighting for our independence and for fair trade. The ship will be open to the public offering free dockside Deck Tours, along with offering their award-winning educational programs to schools and youth groups. The ship will be at Morningstar Marina, 206 Marina Dr. The Ships grand arrival is November 10. The Lynx and crew is also offering daily public sailing which is a public 2-1/2 interactive sailing aboard the historical Privateer Lynx, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m. Tickets for the public sailing are now available at www.tallshiplynx.com.
The Schooner Virginia Tall Ship will be coming into Brunswick on November 15th and staying until the 30th. Schooner Virginia is a 122 ft. wooden replica of a 20th century pilot tall ship that had the same name. Schooner Virginia is owned and operated by the City of Norfolk along with nonprofit organization Nauticus foundation. They will be docked at the Brunswick Landing Marina, 1701 Newcastle Street, where they will be offering public sailing aboard Schooner Virginia as well as public deck tours, and their educational program for youth. For information and Schooner Virginia public sailing and deck tour schedule contact St Marys Tall Ship Alliance at smtsa.org are contact us at us at email@example.com or (803) 372-4009.
Sea Island Half Marathon and 10K! Race entries are limited and early registration is suggested. Half Marathon begins at 7:15 a.m. 10K begins at 7:30 a.m. All participants will receive: A ticket to the vineyard vines Champagne Brunch, Participant performance t-shirt and a Limited Edition Finisher medal. Race staff available at Sea Island to answer course and race questions the day before the race. Special race and room packages available. Register at Capstone Events.
The RSM Classic Golf Tournament, Hosted by Davis Love, III at Sea Island Golf Club.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
MONDAY: Tournament grounds closed to the general public. Monday BMW Pro-Am Event — Seaside Course. Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players
TUESDAY: Tournament grounds closed to the general public. Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players. Wiffle® Ball Classic featuring PGA TOUR Players & Wives — admission is FREE to public, Frederica Academy Baseball Field, 5 p.m. “Meet the Pros” hosted by Rotary Club of St. Simons Island – Mizner Ballroom at The Cloister at Sea Island, 5 p.m.; more information at ssirotary.org
WEDNESDAY: Community Appreciation Day — admission is FREE for all ages. Gates open at 7 a.m.; Merchandise Tent open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Yamaha Pro-Am Event — Seaside Course and Plantation Course. Charity Putting sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System featuring PGA TOUR Players at The Putting Course, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: Gates open at 9 a.m.; Merchandise Tent open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Round 1 of The RSM Classic – Tee Times TBA
FRIDAY: Gates open at 9 am; Merchandise Tent open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Round 2 of The RSM Classic — Tee Times TBA
SATURDAY: Gates open at 9 a.m.; Merchandise Tent open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Round 3 of The RSM Classic — Tee Times TBA. Military Appreciation Day. Folds of Honor “Million Dollar Challenge” — located near the main entrance. The RSM Classic Concert Event sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System — St. Simons Island Airport; Cole Swindell Live in Concert. Show will begin at 7pm
SUNDAY: Gates open at 9 a.m.; Merchandise Tent open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Final Round of The RSM Classic — Tee Times TBA. Trophy Presentation on the 18th green immediately following the completion of play.
Go to rsmclassic.com for more information.
The RSM Classic Charity Bike Ride Presented by Chick-Fil-A will take place on November 23 at 8:30 a.m. on the beautiful Jekyll Island. The event itself is meant to provide an extra activity for locals and tournament patrons along with raising funds for The Davis Love Foundation. Proceeds from this event to benefit the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation. Ride Options: 14.5 Miles or 29 Miles. Race Package Includes: Commemorative Ride T-Shirt, Chick-Fil-A Biscuit, Beverages via Coca-Cola, Two (2) Good Any Day Tickets to the RSM Classic. Click to Register.
Ring in the holidays with the lighting of the great tree in Jekyll Island’s Historic District. Celebration! This holly jolly event with the whole family. Festivities begin with a Candy Cane Hunt and continue with Story Time with Santa throughout the day. Write your letter and mail it directly through the North Pole Express. Shop for unique gifts at the Holiday Market. Live music by the area’s favorite bands. Skate under the twinkling lights of the Historic District at the Jekyll Island Skating Village. Or, bounce and play until your heart’s content in the kid’s zone. There are fun activities planned throughout the day. A variety of food trucks will be on hand. As the sun begins to set, settle on the Main Lawn for the big show. The great tree will be lit, snow will fall, and the skies will sparkle with fireworks as the holiday season officially begins on Jekyll Island. Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Georgia State Patrol’s Toys for Tots drive. Service animals are allowed, but we ask you to leave other four-legged friends at home. Time: 2-8 p.m. Location: Jekyll Island’s National Historic Landmark District. Festival parking will be located at Great Dunes Golf Course with shuttles to the festival. Shuttles will begin at 1 p.m. and run throughout the festival, with the last shuttle leaving the festival at 9:30 p.m. Event is free & open to the public; costs vary for individual attractions. Click here for more information.
America’s country star Cole Swindell will be taking the stage on Saturday, November 23rd 7-9 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Airport, 115 Terminal Way, St. Simons Island. Since The RSM Classic Concert Event sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System began in 2011, it has showcased some of the most recognizable names in the music industry including country music superstars Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, Toby Keith, and Gary Allan. All tickets include parking and shuttle fees from the tournament designated parking area. General Admission: $40. Youth Tickets for youths ages 17 and under: $30. A limited number of tickets are sold each year to this popular event, so be sure to get yours today! rsmclassic.com/concert.
Join us for our third annual Wobble B4U Gobble 5K and Fun Run! Enter the costume contest also for a chance to win some great prizes. All proceeds directly benefit the Risley Annex PTA to Include the students at Morningstar Academy and Glynn Learning center. Onsite registration begins at 6:30 a.m. The Fun Run begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5k will begin at 8 a.m. A little exercise and the chance to help others sounds like the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving Morning. 900 Gloucester St, Brunswick, GA. For more information, go to the Facebook page.
November 29-December 31:
Merry Artists’ Market! Every year, beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving through the end of December, the Jekyll Artists fill Goodyear Cottage with wonderful handmade gifts that are priced between $5 and $150. They are hand made by artists who are weavers, painters, potters, jewelers, fashion and accessory designers and more. You will find the perfect gift to delight the friend or family member who is most difficult on your shopping list. Visit with us on our island paradise when it is dressed in sparkling lights for the holiday season. 321 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island. (912) 635-2930 or jekyllartists.com.
November 29-December 14:
Celebrate the holidays with Festival of Lights and Winter Wonderland, including creative displays in Historic Downtown Brunswick’s windows and storefronts! The popular Crafts Along Newcastle Shows continue with a Christmas theme in December. Talented crafters will showcase unique gifts for those special people on your holiday shopping list….and for you too! Located in the squares along Newcastle Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 30, and from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. on Dec. 14, it’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy all Historic Downtown Brunswick has to offer. Be sure to bring the kids on Dec. 14 for visits with Santa, make-and-take crafts, special vendors, and lots of fun! Decorations will be up throughout the holiday season, and many special activities are scheduled in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Learn more.
Take a ride on Jekyll’s jolliest holiday trolley to see over half a million lights around the island. Sit back, relax and enjoy the magical wonders of the season from historic live oaks dressed in their holiday best, to light displays set in a coastal wonderland. This 40-minute holiday lights tour will include a pit-stop at Faith Chapel and finish off with festive holiday beverages. Tour starts at 6:30 p.m. (approx. 40 minutes) at the Mosaic Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island. $15 For Adults, $7 For Children 5-12, Children 4 And Under Are Free. (912) 635-4036.
November 30-December 1:
ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET at Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists’ photography, painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art, wood craft and more! (912) 230-1042 or soglogallery.com.
Movie on the Green presents “The Grinch”! Movie starts at 5:30 p.m., but arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green and take part in pre-movie festivities. This event is free and open to all, but we encourage you to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Various snack and dinner options will be available for purchase at several of our Beach Village shops. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.