Around Town. . . March through April 2020

Ongoing in MARCH 2020

The Maritime Forest Ecological Bald Eagle Nest Viewing Tour will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, beginning at the Infirmary, 101 Old Plantation Road on Jekyll Island. For more information, visit jekyllisland.com.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center hosts its Behind the Scenes Tour from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The cost is $25 per person, which includes general admission to the center. For more information, visit jekyllisland.com.

March 1, 2020

Golden Isles Arts and Humanities will host a staged reading of Moby Dick from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. The program is a part of the annual Big Read. Advance tickets for GIAH members are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (age 65 and up). Advance tickets for nonmembers are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Prices increase by $5 if tickets are purchased the day of the show. The cost for students who present ID is always $5 each. For tickets, visit goldenislesarts.org.

March 2, 2020

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia will host its spring concert at 8 p.m. at Brunswick High School, 3885 Altama Avenue. Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased at coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

March 6, 2020

The Downtown Development Authority invites locals and guests to peruse the streets of Brunswick from 5 to 8 p.m. during First Friday. Shops will stay open later, with restaurants offering specials and entertainment. For more information, visit discoverbrunswick.com.

Anderson Fine Art Gallery will host an opening for featured artist Melissa Hefferlin at 5:30 p.m. at 3309 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. Her paintings will be on display through March 20. For details, visit AndersonFineArtGallery.com.

March 11, 2020

The Navy Concert Band will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 N. Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island. The concert will feature three of the US Navy Band’s performance groups: The Concert Band, the wind ensemble; the Sea Chanters, the official chorus; and the Cruisers. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For more information, visit jekyllisland.com.

March 13 to 15, 2020

The 46th Annual Jekyll Island Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Goodyear Cottage in the island’s historic district. There will be a juried art show, demonstrations, and interactive activities. For more information, visit jekyllartists.com.

March 12 to 15, 2020

The Georgia Tribute Festival, featuring a number of Elvis Tribute Artists, will be held, with various performances taking place over the two-day period. The contest itself will be held in the Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. Free concerts will also take place in Brunswick’s pocket parks. For tickets and a complete listing of events, visit tributefestival.rocks.

March 19, 2020

The Junior League of the Golden Isles will host its second annual Under the Oaks Art Auction from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at the St. Simons Island Lighthouse. Proceeds from the event go to benefit charities the organization supports. For more information, email elizabeth@thearthousega.com

March 21, 2020

The Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Frederica will host its annual Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buses will shuttle participants from Gascoigne Bluff to Sea Island. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, visit christchurchtourofhomes.org.

March 27 to 29, 2020

The Darien-McIntosh Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Fleet with various events over the three-day span. It will culminate with the blessing at 2 p.m. March 29 at the Darien waterfront. For more information, visit blessingofthefleet.com.

March 28, 2020

The Friends of Howfyl-Broadfield Plantation will host its 11th annual Easter Egg Hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. Three different hunts will be held for ages 1 to 3; 4 to 6; and 7 to 10. There will also be games, crafts, and other springtime fun. The plantation grounds will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5556 U.S. Highway 17, Brunswick. Admission is free for those under 5; $5 for youth ages 6 to 17; $8 for adults; and $7 for seniors.

For more information, visit gastateparks.org/hofwylbroadfieldplantation.

March 29, 2020

The sixth annual Jewish Food and Culture Festival will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in Jekyll Square on Newcastle St., Brunswick. Music will be provided by Klezmer Local 42 out of Athens. A Jewish wedding ceremony will also take place. Admission to the festival is free, but tickets for food are $1 each. Food items cost between four and eight tickets each. For more information, visit bethtefilloh.org/events or email info@bethtefilloh.org.

March 30, 2020

SoundBites: Improvisations in a Secret Study, sponsored by the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, will be held at 7 p.m. at Reid’s Apothecary, 1618 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Anthony Anurca will share a number of visual images conjured by a bassoon, contrabassoon, and electronic instruments. Tickets are $45 each and may be purchased at coastal symphonyofgeorgia.org.

March 31, 2020

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island will host Susan Zurenda for its Meet the Author series at 10:30 a.m. in room 108 of the St. Simons Island Casino. She is the author of “Bells for Eli.” The program is free for literary guild members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, visit litguildssi.org.

Ongoing in APRIL 2020

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center hosts its Behind the Scenes

Tour from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Guests will get an exclusive look at the reptiles and how the staff rehabilitates them. The cost is $25 per person, which includes general admission to the center. For more information, visit jekyllisland.com.

April 3, 2020

First Friday will return to downtown Brunswick from 5 to 8 p.m. businesses will stay open later. Restaurants will offer specials and entertainment. For more information, visit discoverbrunswick.com.

April 4 to 5, 2020

Glynn Visual Arts will host its Art in the Park Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Postell Park on St. Simons Island. It will feature a number of artisans who will sell unique pieces, as well as music and food vendors. For details, visit glynnvisualarts.org.

April 9, 2020

Cinema Gourmet, hosted by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. The film Raising Arizona will be screened and discussed. Meals will be prepared by Indigo Coastal Shanty. Tickets are $18 for the full experience or $7 for the film alone. For tickets, visit goldenislesarts.org.

April 10, 2020

The Horton House Bike Tour is open for biking enthusiasts to join from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mosaic Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Road, Jekyll Island. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Those under 4 will be admitted for free. For more information, visit jekyllisland.com.

April 16, 2020

The CASA Glynn 2020 Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Mizner Ballroom of The Cloister on Sea Island. Ticket prices are based on seating. Sales will begin in March. For ticket information, call 912-952-1862.

April 25, 2020

Cassina Garden Club will host its 14th annual Tabby and Tillandsia Garden Walk and Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will tour eight private gardens with docents available at each location. Advance tickets may be purchased for $45 through Cassina’s website at cassinagardenclub.org.

Source:  Golden Isles:  The Magazine for Brunswick, St Simons Island.